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August 2018

Munching with Mozart

August 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Downtown Branch Santa Cruz Public Library, 224 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Free

Munching with Mozart and Friends is a free monthly noontime concert series at the Downtown Branch. Join us at 12:10 on the third Thursday of every month to hear local musicians play your favorite classical pieces. Munching With Mozart and Friends is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries and the Santa Cruz County Branch of the Music Teachers’ Association of California.

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Book Discussion and Signing with Clifford Mae Henderson

August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Bookshop Santa Cruz is pleased to present award-winning author Clifford Mae Henderson for a book discussion and signing of her new novel set in Santa Cruz during the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Perfect Little Worlds. Event details for this FREE event here: http://ow.ly/Yj0T30kNTs6 Lucy can’t hold the secret any longer. Twenty-six years ago, her sister did the unthinkable. Portland, Oregon, 1989: Lucy Mustin, living somewhat happily, pumping out wedding cakes for starry-eyed heterosexuals while she, a lesbian, can’t legally marry,…

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Desi Comedy Fest, Aug 16

August 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz, 320-2 Cedar St
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States

The Times of India Group Presents the 5th Annual Desi Comedy Fest! The biggest south asian comedy fest is back this Summer with 11 Shows all across the Bay! Day 8/11 will be at the cozy Kuumbwa Jazz theater in Santa Cruz, California! This venue is famous for it's smooth jazz but on August 16th, it's gonna be lit with some fiery desi comics! Lineup for August 16th SuRaj Dutta (Punch Line Sacramento) Kazu Kusano (SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco…

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DESI Comedy Fest

August 16 @ 8:00 pm

The 5th Annual Desi Comedy Fest is the largest South Asian comedy festival in America. Desi, pronounced as “They- See”, is a loose term for the cultures and products of South Asia and their diaspora, derived from the Ancient Sanskrit देश (deśá or deshi), meaning Land or Country. “Desi” countries include Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. $25/Advance $30/Door | Ages 18+ recommended Doors at 7:30 PM For more info, please visit DESI Comedy Fest website

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Blue Lagoonies Comedy Night

August 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 13, 2018

The Blue Lagoon, 923 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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The longest running weekly comedy room in downtown Santa Cruz. Fast-paced with a band, new line-ups each week and your host for the last 11 years, DNA. Many of our comics have gone on to Comedy Central, HBO, Conan and you never know who will stop by.   https://www.facebook.com/events/143173963221901/

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Live Music by The Dan Beck Band

August 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbott Square, 118 Cooper St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Enjoy live music from The Dan Beck Band. Partake in food and drinks at Abbott Square Market. Discover the local magic at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. Free and all ages. Made possible in part by PG&E, Nordic Naturals, Santa Cruz Economic Development, and MAH Members. __________________________________ About the Band: The Dan Beck Band plays an original jazz-blues fusion style we call Blue Jazz, with includes influences of rock, Latin, folk and even classical - and the…

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John Pizzarelli

August 17 @ 7:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

World-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli has been hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.” The Toronto Star has pegged him as “the genial genius of the guitar,” and the Seattle Times saluted him as “a rare entertainer of the old school.” Established as one of the prime contemporary interpreters of the Great American Songbook, Pizzarelli has also expanded his repertoire to include the music of Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Antonio Carlos Jobim,…

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SALES at The Catalyst Atrium

August 17 @ 8:30 pm - 12:00 am
The Catalyst Club, 1011 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States

SALES is coming to The Catalyst Atrium on Friday, August 17, 2018!! Plus No Vacation Longtime friends and collaborators, Lauren Morgan and Jordan Shih, have been known as SALES since 2013 when they released their first single, “renee”. After self-releasing a string of singles online (“chinese new year”, “getting it on”, “vow”), the duo self-released their eponymous debut EP in September 2014 and were named “Ones to Watch” by Hype Machine + BBC 6. The EP also featured a remix…

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Tasting with Ian Brand

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Soif, 105 Walnut Ave
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States

We are thrilled to welcome local winemaker, Ian Brand, to Soif! Ian and his wife Heather produce three brands: Le P'tit Paysan, La Marea, and I. Brand & Family. Saturday, August 18th, Ian will be providing a guided tasting of several of his family's wines. The wine list for this event will be posted soon. The tasting will take place in the Soif restaurant, and will begin promptly at 2pm. Cost of admission is $20 for the general public, and…

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Ski Mask The Slump God at The Catalyst Club

August 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Catalyst Club, 1011 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States

ENT Legends Present: Ski Meets World Tour with Ski Mask The Slump God at The Catalyst Club on Saturday August 18, 2018!! Plus: Bandhunta Izzy Danny Towers DJ Scheme The Catalyst Club 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Phone:(831) 423-1338 www.catalystclub.com Tickets + Info: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1714956?utm_medium=bks Ages 16+ Doors 8pm / Show 9pm Tickets: $27.50 / $30 / $127.50 meet & greet https://www.facebook.com/events/460454004393767/

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Mexico en el Corazon – Santa Cruz, CA

August 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3811 United States

Santa Cruz, California recibe a Mexico en el Corazón 2018! Asiste a esta presentación de la gira nacional el próximo Domingo 19 de agosto en el Auditorio Civico de Santa Cruz, (307 Church St.) *Las puertas abren a partir de las 4:00 pm *El programa dará inicio a las 5:15 pm ¡Evento Gratuito! Para obtener sus boletos, llame al (510) 999-5930 o Escribe a boletos@fedjal.com #MexicoenelCorazón https://www.facebook.com/events/254826215326580/

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John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band

August 19 @ 7:30 pm

Music virtuoso John Jorgenson, known for his blistering guitar and mandolin licks and mastery of a broad musical palette, has earned a reputation as a world-class musician, as evidenced by his collaborations with Earl Scruggs, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, Luciano Pavarotti, Bob Dylan and many others. In 2008, Jorgenson won a Grammy for Best Country Instrumental with Brad Paisley and received a Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Album with Earl Scruggs. Jorgenson, who has played with Bela Fleck, Sam Bush,…

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Benedetto Guitars 50th Anniversary with Howard Paul & Brian Nova

August 20 @ 7:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Founded in 1968 by American luthier Robert Benedetto, Benedetto Guitars of Savannah, Georgia is celebrating 50 years of jazz guitar excellence. The internationally renowned company builds some of the world’s most collectable instruments while still focusing their production on the needs of professional and aspiring jazz guitarists. Benedetto guitars have been played by four generations of jazz masters, including Kenny Burrell, Bucky Pizzarelli, Martin Taylor, Pat Martino and many others. To mark the occasion of the Benedetto Guitars 50th Anniversary are two peerless…

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Downtown Tuesday

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until December 26, 2019

If it’s Tuesday, it must be DOWNTOWN! Downtown Tuesdays feature specials all day throughout Downtown – come relax and meet your friends in your Downtown. Click HERE for specials and special events throughout Downtown Santa Cruz.

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Tuesday night is your night

August 21 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cafe Mare, 740 Front St, # 100
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States

every tuesday night cafe mare will have happy hour all night! come by to discover the chef&bartender goodies

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Victor Wooten Trio with Dennis Chambers & Bob Franceschini – 7:00 PM

August 21 @ 7:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Victor Wooten was just two years old when he played his first gigs with the Wooten Brothers Band (featuring Regi on guitar, Roy “Futureman” on drums, Rudy on sax and Joseph on keyboards). They opened shows for Curtis Mayfield, War and others. Eventually settling in Nashville, Wooten connected with like-minded banjoist and composer Béla Fleck and joined forces as the Flecktones. Wooten has earned five Grammy awards, has been honored three times by Bass Player Magazine as “Player of the Year” and is…

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Victor Wooten Trio with Dennis Chambers & Bob Franceschini – 9:00 PM

August 21 @ 9:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Victor Wooten was just two years old when he played his first gigs with the Wooten Brothers Band (featuring Regi on guitar, Roy “Futureman” on drums, Rudy on sax and Joseph on keyboards). They opened shows for Curtis Mayfield, War and others. Eventually settling in Nashville, Wooten connected with like-minded banjoist and composer Béla Fleck and joined forces as the Flecktones. Wooten has earned five Grammy awards, has been honored three times by Bass Player Magazine as “Player of the Year” and is…

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Yelawolff at The Catalyst Club

August 23 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Catalyst Club, 1011 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States

YelaWolff is coming to The Catalyst Club on Thursday, August 23rd!! The Catalyst Club 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Phone:(831) 423-1338 www.catalystclub.com Tickets + Info: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1710588?utm_medium=bks Ages 16+ Doors 8pm / Show 9pm Tickets: $23 in advance / $25 at the door / $125 M&G / $70 Early Entry https://www.facebook.com/events/171563743513672/

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