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June 2019

Pride Comedy Night

June 22 @ 8:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz, 320-2 Cedar St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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San Francisco, CA… The producer of San Francisco’s acclaimed annual Kung Pao Kosher Comedy™ (Jewish comedy on Christmas in a Chinese Restaurant) and numerous other Bay Area comedy shows presents Pride Comedy Night, a 2-night, 2-city LGBT comedy fest at Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz on Saturday, June 22 at 8pm and Freight & Salvage in Berkeley on Sunday, June 23 at 7pm. Comedy producer/comedian, Lisa Geduldig, and friends return to the intimate 200-seat Kuumbwa Jazz Center after a…

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DIY: Driftwood Garlands

June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, 705 Front St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Drop in at the MAH to make a one-of-a-kind garland out of driftwood. Get all the event details: santacruzmah.org/events/diy-garland $10 Includes Museum Admission Free for Members & Children under 5 This event is for all ages

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Watercolor Florals

June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Paint a pretty watercolor floral bouquet with artist Jessica Pidcock. Enjoy some creative r&r while being guided step by step to paint a decorative floral arrangement with watercolors. This workshop is for all skill levels. No experience required. Cost: $50.00 Registration: Must register in advance online at https://www.allhandsworkshops.com/products/watercolor-florals?start=2019-06-01T00:00&select=2019-06-23T13:00 In this workshop, we will: - learn the basic strokes and shapes needed to paint various kinds of flowers and leaves - move from painting individual flowers to composing a painted bouquet…

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Eric Alexander Quartet with Special Guest Eric Reed

June 24 @ 7:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Boasting a warm, finely burnished tone and a robust melodic and harmonic imagination, tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander has been exploring new musical worlds from the outset. He started out on piano as a six-year-old, took up clarinet at nine, switched to alto sax when he was twelve, and converted to tenor when jazz became his obsession during his one year at the University of Indiana, Bloomington. At William Paterson College in New Jersey he advanced his studies under the tutelage…

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Author Event: Cara Black, Murder in Bel Air

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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We are delighted to welcome author Cara Black back to Bookshop Santa Cruz to celebrate Murder in Bel Air, the latest book in her bestselling Aimée Leduc series. Black's riveting 19th installment in her Parisian detective series entangles private investigator Aimée Leduc in a dangerous web of international spycraft, post-colonial Franco-African politics, and neighborhood secrets in Paris's 12th arrondissement. Leduc is about to go onstage to deliver the keynote address at a tech conference that is sure to secure Leduc…

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Comedy Night at Rosie McCann’s

June 26 @ 9:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30pm on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

Rosie McCann’s, 1220 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Free

A comedy showcase at Rosie McCann’s Irish Pub on the last Wednesdays of the month at 9:30pm. Hosted by Noah Gain

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Kuumbwa Summer Jazz Camp Concert

June 27 @ 7:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Kuumbwa’s Summer Jazz Camp is an annual day camp for students 12-18 years old who are interested in learning to play jazz. Students receive both one-on-one and group instruction and the camp focuses on live performance, basic improvisation, theory, soloing concepts/phrasing, along with jazz history and appreciation. Daily classes are held in the VAPA complex at Cabrillo College, with this final day performance on the Kuumbwa Jazz Center stage. FREE | All Ages Doors beginning at 6:00 PM Kuumbwa Jazz Camp Website

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Downtown Santa Cruz Sidewalk Sales

June 28 @ 10:00 am - June 30 @ 7:00 pm
Downtown Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States + Google Map

The Popular Downtown Sidewalk Sale returns this weekend with THREE days of great month-end deals. Stroll along the Avenue and the side streets, and enjoy a day of shopping and relaxing Downtown. The Sidewalk Sale happens all day, Friday Saturday & Sunday.

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Flower Crown Workshop

June 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, 705 Front St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Learn how to make beautiful fresh flower crowns at this special Friday Make Night Workshop. Craft your own one-of-a-kind crown with flowers courtesy of Wild Moon Flowers. Sign-up for one of the hour-long workshops (5-6pm or 7-8pm) to follow along with the teachers and get hands-on help from MAH volunteers. Great for all ages. More event details at: santacruzmah.org/events/flower-crown/2019/06/28

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Kuumbwa Jazz & Santa Cruz Shakespeare Present: A Winter’s Tale Remix

June 28 @ 7:30 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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A co-presentation by Kuumbwa Jazz and Santa Cruz Shakespeare, A Winter’s Tale Remix is a melding of theatre and jazz. In this production, Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale receives a reimagining by Santa Cruz Shakespeare actor Tommy Gomez and the Le Boeuf Brothers, an acclaimed jazz ensemble with local roots. This co-presentation supports the nonprofit education programs of both Santa Cruz Shakespeare and Kuumbwa Jazz. $42/Advance $47.25/Door | All Ages (5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax included, service charge not included)…

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Red Light Radical / Santa Cruz

June 28 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Blue Lagoon, 923 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Red Light Radical in Santa Cruz with: Little Petie and the Mean Old Men Loser Soup Generation Hopeless

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Mystery Braid Wallet

June 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Make your own leather wallet and learn the mystery braid! Cost: $55.00 Registration: Must register in advance online at https://www.allhandsworkshops.com/products/mystery-braid-wallet?start=2019-06-01T00:00&select=2019-06-29T16:00 In this workshop, we will: - learn how to cut/work with leather - learn to stitch leather with leather lace - learn the leather mystery braid The following supplies are included: - leather - leather lace You can bring: - A positive attitude - The love to learn and create You will go home with: - A leather wallet and…

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Hammered Brass and Tassel Earrings

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn how to make hammered brass hoops and tassels from start to finish in this two hour jewelry making workshop! Cost: $60.00 Registration: Must register in advance online at https://www.allhandsworkshops.com/products/hammered-brass-and-tassel-earrings?start=2019-06-01T00:00&select=2019-06-29T19:00 In this workshop, we will: - design and form hoops or other fun shapes - hammer and harden the brass - create a hoop closure - attach an ear wire - learn to make wire wrapped tassels - wire wrap tassels to earrings The following supplies are included: - handmade…

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Kuumbwa Jazz & Santa Cruz Shakespeare Present: A Winter’s Tale Remix

June 29 @ 7:30 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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A co-presentation by Kuumbwa Jazz and Santa Cruz Shakespeare, A Winter’s Tale Remix is a melding of theatre and jazz. In this production, Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale receives a reimagining by Santa Cruz Shakespeare actor Tommy Gomez and the Le Boeuf Brothers, an acclaimed jazz ensemble with local roots. This co-presentation supports the nonprofit education programs of both Santa Cruz Shakespeare and Kuumbwa Jazz. $42/Advance $47.25/Door | All Ages (5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax included, service charge not included)…

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30 Magic & Movement Yoga Workshop

June 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, 705 Front St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Join yoga teacher Bayley Blackney and magician Joshua Logan for a magical workshop full of magic and movement. Check out all the event details: santacruzmah.org/events/magic_movement/2019/06/30 Get moving. Bayley will take you through an extra special yoga session that combines magic, dance, and classic yoga poses. Learn magic. After Joshua performs he will take everyone through a magic trick workshop so you can show off your skills to all your friends. Explore three floors of art and history. This event includes…

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July 2019

Kenny Werner & Gregoire Maret – Between a Smile and a Tear: A Tribute to Toots Thielemans

July 1 @ 7:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Between a Smile and a Tear is a heartfelt celebration of the influential Belgian harmonica player Toots Thielemans. Revisiting Thielemans legacy in this project are his longtime pianist Kenny Werner and Gregoire Maret, Thielemans heir-apparent in the world of jazz harmonica. Werner and Maret bring their own sensibilities to Thieleman’s oeuvre, while never losing sight of his influence and impact. $31.50/Advance $36.75/Door | All Ages (5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax included, service charge not included) Doors & Dinner Beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored…

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Old Blind Dogs

July 7 @ 7:30 pm

The Celtic Society has been privileged to promote concerts by many of the finest performers of Scottish and Irish music over the years and perhaps none better than Old Blind Dogs. The band has had to tour the USA without their founding member and fiddle player Jonny Hardie for the last few years due to visa issues (perhaps one of the dogs ate it?).  We’re happy to report that visa issues have been resolved and Jonny is foaming at the…

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Master Class: Gary Meek – Music & Motion

July 10 @ 7:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Acclaimed local saxophonist Gary Meek presents an instructional master class of techniques and methods titled Music & Motion: Getting Yourself Out Of The Way. Meek will be joined by bassist Dan Robbins and drummer Skylar Campbell. This class will focus primarily on Meek’s philosophy of playing, learning, and teaching he received from his twenty-plus years of study with Phil Sobel. Sobel Studied with Henry Lindeman, a great teacher in New York in the 30s and 40s. Charlie Parker also studied…

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