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June 2019

New Monthly 2nd Wednesday Ukulele Party – Spread the Word

June 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pono Hawaiian Grill, 120 Union St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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#NEW MONTHLY 2nd Wednesday UKULELE Party at the Pono Hawaiian Grill / The Reef Bar & Restaurant. Featuring Ukulele luminary Vince Tuzzi (just back from Hawaii) to share his Ukulele expertise with a demonstration of different types of ukuleles, strings, etc, sing along, and general good fun. Bring your Ukes, Community and Family Friendly. Music starts at 6:30, featured artist 7:00, sheet music from the Santa Cruz Ukulele Book provided for sing along. Music goes until 9:30 Come early for…

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Offsite & Ticketed: Elizabeth Gilbert, City of Girls

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062 United States
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TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Bookshop Santa Cruz presents an evening with #1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert, who will celebrate the release of her highly-anticipated new book, City of Girls—a delicious novel of glamour, sex, and adventure, about a young woman discovering that you don't have to be a good girl to be a good person. Join us at the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, June 12th, for this very special evening! Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love,…

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Chasing the Moon: Screening & Discussion

June 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Santa Cruz Downtown Library Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States + Google Map

Join us for a screening and discussion of this 49 minute clip. We'll view part 2 from the upcoming American Experience series documentary celebration of the lunar landing, Chasing the Moon. Get a sneak peek of one of the most historic moments in America before it airs on PBS on July 8. This program is part of our 2019 Summer Reading Program: A Universe Of Stories. Clip of Part 2: Saving 1968 (RT 49:14) People working in the space program…

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Tia Fuller Quartet

June 13 @ 7:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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When Tia Fuller picks up her saxophone to play, something amazing happens as the reverberations of her musical elixir fill the room. Balancing both worlds of performance and education, it is understood why this touring artist and full-time professor was selected to be a member of the all-female band touring with Beyoncé. As part of the I AM..Sasha Fierce and Beyoncé Experience World Tour promoting the superstar’s albums, Fuller has played in various venues throughout the US, Europe, Africa, Asia…

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Comedy Night at the Blue Lagoon

June 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 28, 2019

The Blue Lagoon, 923 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Weekly comedy showcase featuring 15 new comics from around the country.

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Frootie Flavors This Thursday @ Michael’s on Main!!!

June 14 @ 2:00 am - 5:00 am

Frootie Flavors Legendary Queer Party Band Thu. June 13 at 7:30pm $10 adv./$10 door Dance– ages 21 + Frootie Flavors: Legendary Queer Party Band based out of Santa Cruz since 1995. An original, party startin' mix of eclectic, sing-a-long, dance party fun. All humans welcome on this Hate Free Dance Floor 🙂 Artist sites and sounds: www.frootieflavors.com Buy your tickets now: https://frootieflavorsjune13.brownpapertickets.com We’ll be dropping hits old and new! https://www.facebook.com/events/348018682725731/

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Book Art Workshop

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, 705 Front St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Turn an old book into a one-of-a-kind work of art with mixed media artist Cristina Sayers. Learn how to turn old, unused, or damaged books into incredible works of art at a special Make Night Workshop. Work alongside Cristina and MAH staff to repurpose old books, allowing the pages to transform into something new. Get more details at: santacruzmah.org/events/book-art/2019/06/14

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Live Music by the Grateful Dads

June 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbott Square Market, 725 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Enjoy live music from The Grateful Dads out in Abbott Square. Grab a tasty meal or delicious beverage in Abbott Square Market. Explore the interactive art and history exhibitions just a few steps away inside the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. Run into old friends and make new ones in the plaza. Free and all ages. Made possible by MAH Members. santacruzmah.org/events/grateful-dads/2019/06/14 __________________________________ More about the band: We started this band with the idea that “We just want…

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Sona Jobarteh

June 14 @ 7:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Sona Jobarteh is the first female Kora virtuoso to come from a prestigious west African Griot family. Breaking away from tradition, she is a modern-day pioneer in an ancient, male-dominated hereditary tradition that has been exclusively handed down from father to son for the past seven centuries. Also a lecturer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, Jobarteh is one of the most exciting new talents from the West African Griot tradition to hit the stage in recent years. She has an effortless ability to blend…

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The Artist’s Way

June 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron is a both a book and a 13 week program to restore and sustain a creative life. It is a truly amazing guide and resource and is best utilized in a group to help encourage each other and bring forth our collective wisdom. Each time we gather, we will reflect on and share insights from that week's chapter and use creative writing exercises to expand our vision of what is possible. Whether you are…

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The Artist’s Way

June 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until September 7, 2019

The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron is a both a book and a 13 week program to restore and sustain a creative life. It is a truly amazing guide and resource and is best utilized in a group to help encourage each other and bring forth our collective wisdom. Each time we gather, we will reflect on and share insights from that week's chapter and use creative writing exercises to expand our vision of what is possible. Whether you are…

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Santa Cruz Juneteenth 2019

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Come honor the Emancipation Proclamation on June 15th at Laurel Park behind the Louden Nelson Community Center and the 400th anniversary of the first slaves landing in America. Enjoy music, poetry, dance, delicious soul food, arts & crafts, basketball skills contest and the annual sack race! Basketball Skills Contest - SC High basketball coach, Stan White II along with Parks and Recreation staff will lead kids 10 and under for fun basketball skill-oriented games. Prizes will be provided by the…

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CBD for Pets: Learn & Socialize!

June 15 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bring your four-legged to meet other local dogs and learn about CBD for your loved one! If you are a cat owner, come and learn about CBD for your cat! Dr. LeTa will discuss everything you need to know for YOURSELF as well as for your pet! Frederick Street Park Saturday, June 15th 1 - 2 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/events/2445081179108220/

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Sin Sisters Burlesque

June 15 @ 8:30 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz, 320-2 Cedar St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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$20 – $40

Sin Sisters Burlesque is a female owned, produced, and operated show. Since 2011, Sin Sisters Burlesque has been the only monthly burlesque show in Santa Cruz, CA. An evening of burlesque brought to you by internationally renowned and award winning performers. $20-$40/Advance Doors at 7:30 PM Show begins at 8:30 This event is 21 and over with valid ID Sin Sisters facebook The Sin Sisters: Pearl E. Gates Balla Fire Babraham Lincoln Honey Penny Foxxy Blue Orchid Cyanide Cyn Guest…

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Girl Power Yoga Camp!

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Luma Yoga, 1010 Center St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Your child is invited to join Mary Miller Cooke, and her daughter Elle, for a camp experience full of movement, creativity, and fun! Our half-day camps are designed to provide children with an educational and enriching experience. Girl Power Yoga Camp is open to girls ages 8-12. During this week of camp, girls will develop new friendships, vital skills for this unique time of life, and self-understanding that will empower and inspire them! A typical day includes: --Yoga & Movement…

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Cooking class for kids

June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until June 21, 2019

Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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This garden to table cooking class is a fun, hands-on teaching environment where kids learn about cooking with seasonal, locally grown foods.

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An Evening with Raul Midón & Lionel Loueke

June 17 @ 7:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Genre-bending icons Raul Midón and Lionel Loueke join forces to present a special night of song and guitar wizardry. The revered instrumentalists and vocalists will perform sets of original material in an evening that will culminate in an unforgettable jam. Heralded as a “one-man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus,” Midón has collaborated with such heroes as Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Jason Mraz, Queen Latifah and Snoop Dogg. Blind since birth, Midón produced-engineered…

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Author Event: Ocean Vuong, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes award winning author Ocean Vuong (Night Sky with Exit Wounds) for a reading of his highly acclaimed debut novel, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, named a best book of summer by The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Vulture, Thrillist, Entertainment Weekly, Elle, and more. "In this achingly beautiful novel, a young Vietnamese American writes a letter to his abusive mother about his struggle to find love and a sense of identity. In the process, he comes to…

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