Film: The Devil's Road: A Baja Adventure
Apr
27
5:30 PM17:30

Film: The Devil's Road: A Baja Adventure

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World Premiere

Following the century-old expedition route of two of Baja’s most prolific and obscure naturalists, a group of adventurers set out on a 5,000-mile journey on motorcycles to document over one hundred years of change in Baja California.

Their search takes them on a thrilling quest—by motorcycle, airplane, boat, and horseback—to recreate the historic, unprecedented expedition across Baja. Along the way, they bear witness to the vibrant culture and unforgettable people, endure the challenges of the road, and get a glimpse into this extraordinary place and its uncertain future.

The Devil’s Road is rich with adventure and shows the interplay between past and present. A film about discovery and change, it acts as an environmental call to arms that pays homage to the strange and awe-inspiring Baja California.


Show time: 5:30 PM, doors 4:30 PM
Tickets: $15
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com
Event website: www.devilsroadfilm.com
Youtube: www.youtu.be

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LUNAFEST Santa Cruz
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

LUNAFEST Santa Cruz

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Benefitting WomenCARE

Please join us on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 as we host the 18th Annual LUNAFEST in Santa Cruz to support WomenCARE. Featuring nine short films by, for, and about women, LUNAFEST is dedicated to promoting awareness about women's issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities. 

The event will take place at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz with a Wine, Beer & Cheese reception from 6 – 7 pm and the screening at 7 pm.  All proceeds benefit WomenCARE. WomenCARE provides cancer advocacy, resources, education, and support to women, their families and friends, and healthcare practitioners at each stage of the journey: diagnosis, healing, surviving, or dying.

The ticketing link will be up in late March/early April. Stay tuned!


Show time: 7:00 PM, doors 6:00 PM
Tickets: $20
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com
Event website: www.lunafest.org
Event website: www.facebook.com/lunafest.santacruz

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Deva Premal & Miten with Manose
May
12
7:30 PM19:30

Deva Premal & Miten with Manose

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On the Wings of Mantra Tour 2019

Mantra has gone mainstream - and Deva Premal & Miten have been the leading edge of this global phenomenon for over 20 years. Their transformational events are legendary with sell out concerts around the world and a string of chart-topping albums. 


Show time: 7:30 PM, doors 6:30 PM
Tickets: $55 Gen, $108 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.tickets.brightstarevents.com
Artists website: www.devapremalmiten.com

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Cowboy Junkies
May
14
8:00 PM20:00

Cowboy Junkies

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With Cowboy Junkies’ new album, All That Reckoning, the band once again gently shakes the listener to wake up. Whether commenting on the fragile state of the world or on personal relationships, this new collection of songs encourages the listener to take notice. It also may be the most powerful album Cowboy Junkies have yet recorded.


Show time: 8:00 PM. doors 7:00 PM
Tickets: $35 Gen, $50 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.tickets.vendini.com and Streetlight Records
Artists website: www.cowboyjunkies.com

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Ace of Cups
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Ace of Cups

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Wallace Baine leading a discussion.

The song says, “we can’t go back again” - but The Ace Of Cups has, and in the process have crafted an album not only ageless, but without boundary or predictable cliché.

The Ace may not have been the first all-female rock and roll band, but they were the one that mattered within that bizarre wrinkle in time that constituted late 1960s San Francisco. Janis Joplin and Grace Slick were the reigning queens, but the musicians of The Ace Of Cups were no ladies-in-waiting. Converging from a diverse set of backgrounds in the Haight-Ashbury during the Summer of Love, these young women would constitute an independently-driven, uniquely-inspired organization, equally capable of feather-light poetry, funkier soul and further-out freakery than any of their more celebrated male compatriots within the psychedelic ballrooms.


Show time: 7:00 PM, doors 6:00 PM
Tickets: $25 - Proceeds benefiting Monarch Family Services
Advance tickets: www.snazzyproductions.com and 831-479-9421
Artists website: www.aceofcups.com

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Puddles Pity Party
May
27
8:00 PM20:00

Puddles Pity Party

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The ‘Sad Clown with the Golden Voice’ is here with his heartfelt anthems and a suitcase full of Kleenex!  This Pity Party is not all sadness and longing. The show is peppered with a brilliant sense of the absurd, mixing lots of humor with the awkward, tender moments.  

A veritable “Pagliacci by way of Pee-Wee Herman and David Lynch” (The AJC), Puddles Pity Party has 286k fans on Facebook and over 76 million views on YouTube for indelible interpretations of classics by ABBA, Bowie, Cheap Trick and Queen and his unforgettable mash-up of “Pinball Wizard/Folsom Prison Blues”.  You may recognize him from his recent appearances on America’s Got Talent and video collaborations with Postmodern Jukebox.  Puddles has toured extensively in the US at legendary venues like the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, the Kennedy Center in D.C. and the Troubadour in Los Angeles.  He has also performed many times in the UK at Soho Theatre London and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

VIP - Puddles Pity Party Experience Package

Each Puddles Pity Party Experience Package Includes: · 1 Event Ticket with Venue Early Entry (where applicable) · A Soulful Serenade from Puddles · Pre-show Puddles Cuddle and Photo Op · Exclusive VIP3er Souvenir · Fast friendships with your fellow P3ers! VIP Package components are to be picked up at the venue night of the concert. All packages and contents are non-transferable; no refunds or exchanges; all sales are final. Package items subject to change.


Show time: 8:00 PM, doors 7:00 PM
Tickets: $30 Gen, $100 VIP includes: Early admission, Pre-Show Puddles Cuddles, Exclusive VIP3er Souvenir
Advance tickets: www.Ticketmaster.com
Artists website: www.puddlespityparty.com

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The Winery Dogs "Who Let The Dogs Out" Tour
May
29
8:00 PM20:00

The Winery Dogs "Who Let The Dogs Out" Tour

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You know what they say: Familiarity breeds creativity. Just witness the aptly named Hot Streak, the supercharged follow-up to the self-titled rabidly rocking 2013 debut of the three-piece musical dynamo known as The Winery Dogs. Hot Streak shows the powerfully pedigreed trio’s initial burst of collective chemistry was no accident, from the sturm und headbang of “Captain Love” to the propulsive uplifting vibe of “The Bridge” to the introspective acoustic harmonic convergence of “Fire.” If these three Dogs thought they captured lightning in a supper dish the first time around, Hot Streak barks ups the aural ante into exciting new territory. “We elevated the band to the next level,” says vocalist/guitarist Richie Kotzen. “I wasn’t nervous about it at all. There’s always that worry with a follow-up record when you have a first one that’s so well received, but I believed in it from Day 1. I knew in my heart if we made a record that wasn’t as good as the first one that we wouldn’t release it, but I know I did my best on every song. I also like the fact that there’s a commonality between the first and second records — and there’s also an evolution too, as we’ve dug a little deeper.” Adds drummer Mike Portnoy, “The mission of this band is to write catchy songs, and not have the musicianship overpower them. That’s the icing on the cake — but the cake itself is always the song and the vocals. Every song on this album is memorable and catchy, and you’ll wake up whistling them all the next day.” For a drummer accustomed to having superstar status in the progressive music realm, Portnoy feels he’s done some of his best work with The Winery Dogs. “It’s been refreshing to play music that’s so easily digestible all across the board by any listener, whether they be a metal fan, a prog fan, or a classic rock fan,” he admits. “I think The Winery Dogs have something to offer for everybody.” 


Show time: 8:00 PM, doors 7:00 PM
Tickets: $45
Advance tickets: www.ticketfly.com

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Natalie Batalha, Astrophysicist
Jun
5
7:30 PM19:30

Natalie Batalha, Astrophysicist

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Lava Worlds to Living Worlds: How a NASA Mission Sparked the Search for Life Beyond Earth

Award-winning astrophysicist Natalie Batalha served as the scientific lead for NASA's highly successful Kepler mission, which discovered more than 2,500 planets around other stars. When the Kepler space telescope retired in October 2018, Natalie left NASA to join the faculty at UC Santa Cruz, returning to where she had received her Ph.D. in astrophysics in 1997. On the Kepler mission, she identified planets that might be able to sustain life and led the analysis that yielded the discovery in 2011 of the first confirmed rocky planet outside our solar system. In 2017, Time magazine named her among the 100 most influential people in the world.


Show time: 7:30 PM, doors 7:00 PM
Tickets: FREE
Event website: Coming soon.

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Blue. The Film
Jun
6
6:30 PM18:30

Blue. The Film

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Directed by Karina Holden

"Blue is a cinematic song for our oceans; beautiful, intimate and grand. Fearlessly truth-telling, yet passionately hopeful. See this film and you will want to ride with the waves! Greenpeace Australia.

Remarkable, multiple award winning Australian documentary.

Movie plus panel discussion


Show time: 6:30 PM, doors 5:30 PM
Tickets: $10 Advance, $15 door
Advance tickets: www.saveourshores.org
Event website: www.bluethefilm.org

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Rufus Wainwright
Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

Rufus Wainwright

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Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation.  The New York-born, Montreal-raised singer songwriter has released seven studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums, including the fantastic Grammy nominated Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall, which captured his celebrated Judy Garland tribute performance at the London Palladium in 2007, and the album Release The Stars which went Gold in Canada and the U.K.


Show time: 8:00 PM, doors 7:00 PM
Tickets: $35 Gen, $55 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.pulseproductions.net and Streetlight Records
Artists website: www.rufuswainwright.com

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Be Natural Music Summer Music Camp - Week 1
Jun
10
9:00 AM09:00

Be Natural Music Summer Music Camp - Week 1

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Week 1: June 10th - 14th / Week 2: June 17th - 21st

Musicians will compose music together in a group, write a script for their music video and record their song on the Rio Theatre stage!

For semi-beginner* & experienced musicians between the ages of 9 - 20 on the following instruments: 

song writers  |  singers  |  guitarists  |  keyboardists  |  bassists  |  drums & percussion  |  other instruments*

*Strings & woodwind instruments are welcome!

Final Music Videos will be displayed on youTube after camp. Both the audio and video will be super high quality.

*Rhythm players must know their chords & be able to play in time.

*Melody instruments must know how to read music & play scales.

THERE ARE TWO MUSIC CAMP SESSIONS:
Session 1:  June 10 - June 14  M - F  9AM - 12:30PM
Session 2:  June 17 - June 21  M - F  9AM - 12:30PM

Both camps will be held at BNM headquarters and the Rio Theater

Final recordings will be held on the Rio Theatre stage & parents are welcome to attend the recordings on the last day of each camp. (Friday)

Registration confirmed upon receipt of payment by check or PayPal.

Camp Cost:  $325 if paid by April 30th;  $400 starting May 1st

$25 OFF* per student if registering more than one kid per family

$25 OFF* per session if registering for both sessions

$25 OFF* for returning campers!

*LIMITED TO ONE DISCOUNT PER SESSION

DUE TO THE HIGH EXPENSES OF CAMP, THERE ARE NO REFUNDS (Emergency situations will be considered on a case by case basis)


Show time: 9:00 AM, doors 8:00 AM
Tickets: $325
Advance tickets: www.benaturalmusicsantacruz.com
Event website: www.benaturalmusicsantacruz.com

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Elizabeth Gilbert
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

Elizabeth Gilbert

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City of Girls

Bookshop Santa Cruz is pleased to present an evening with Elizabeth Gilbert for the hardcover tour for her much-anticipated novel, City of Girls. Join us at the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, June 12, for this very special evening!

Your $34 ticket package includes entry to the event and one pre-signed copy of City of Girls to be picked up at the event. Please note: if you are unable to attend, your book is retrievable at Bookshop Santa Cruz for up to three months after the event. 

Visit https://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/ElizabethGilbert for more info and to purchase tickets.

Tickets sold through Brown Paper Tickets $34.00 plus BPT fees for a total cost of $36.69. Each ticket includes entry for one person and a book (presigned; to be distributed at the event).


Show time: 7:00 PM, doors 6:00 PM
Tickets: $34.00
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com
Event website: www.bookshopsantacruz.com

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Be Natural Music Summer Music Camp - Week 2
Jun
17
9:00 AM09:00

Be Natural Music Summer Music Camp - Week 2

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Week 1: June 10th - 14th / Week 2: June 17th - 21st

Musicians will compose music together in a group, write a script for their music video and record their song on the Rio Theatre stage!

For semi-beginner* & experienced musicians between the ages of 9 - 20 on the following instruments: 

song writers  |  singers  |  guitarists  |  keyboardists  |  bassists  |  drums & percussion  |  other instruments*

*Strings & woodwind instruments are welcome!

Final Music Videos will be displayed on youTube after camp. Both the audio and video will be super high quality.

*Rhythm players must know their chords & be able to play in time.

*Melody instruments must know how to read music & play scales.

THERE ARE TWO MUSIC CAMP SESSIONS:
Session 1:  June 10 - June 14  M - F  9AM - 12:30PM
Session 2:  June 17 - June 21  M - F  9AM - 12:30PM

Both camps will be held at BNM headquarters and the Rio Theater

Final recordings will be held on the Rio Theatre stage & parents are welcome to attend the recordings on the last day of each camp. (Friday)

Registration confirmed upon receipt of payment by check or PayPal.

Camp Cost:  $325 if paid by April 30th;  $400 starting May 1st

$25 OFF* per student if registering more than one kid per family

$25 OFF* per session if registering for both sessions

$25 OFF* for returning campers!

*LIMITED TO ONE DISCOUNT PER SESSION

DUE TO THE HIGH EXPENSES OF CAMP, THERE ARE NO REFUNDS (Emergency situations will be considered on a case by case basis)


Show time: 9:00 AM, doors 8:00 AM
Tickets: $325
Advance tickets: www.benaturalmusicsantacruz.com
Event website: www.benaturalmusicsantacruz.com

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John Mayall
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

John Mayall

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Often referred to as "The Godfather of British Blues," John Mayall has an impressive musical career that spans over 50 years. The English blues singer, pianist, harmonica player, guitarist, and songwriter founded the band, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers in the 1960s -- a band whose members included many celebrated blues and blues rock guitarists, such as: Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jack Bruce, Mick Taylor, Walter Trout, Coco Montoya and Buddy Whittington.

Attracted by the West Coast climate and culture, Mayall then made his permanent move from England to Los Angeles in 1969 and began forming bands with American musicians. Throughout the next three decades, Mayall became further revered for his many jazz/rock/blues innovations featuring such notable performers as Blue Mitchell, Red Holloway, Larry Taylor, and Harvey Mandel. Mayall's popularity continued with a succession of dynamic albums including the Grammy-nominated "Wake Up Call" that featured guest artists Buddy Guy, Mavis Staples, Albert Collins and Mick Taylor.

In 2008 Mayall made the decision to permanently retire the Bluesbreakers name and in 2009 started a new era of touring with band members Rocky Athas on guitar, Jay Davenport on drums and Greg Rzab on bass. They toured together for over seven years, averaging about 100 shows a year, and are featured players on John's last four studio albums. John has also recently released a couple of never before heard live albums from 1967 featuring Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood, which along with the new studio albums have been enthusiastically received by critics and fans alike.

In August 2016 there was another big shift when thunderstorms prevented Rocky Athas from attending a festival, compelling John, Greg and Jay to perform as a trio. The sound they came up with lent an amazing new slant to John's music and he made the bold decision to move to the trio format. They have toured the USA, India and Europe in this format, and have had enthusiastic responses from audiences everywhere. A sample of the fireworks they create onstage was released in February 2018 entitled "Three For the Road." Recorded in Germany in 2016, this live CD has been very well received garnering excellent reviews!

Always one step ahead, John has now hired a new member to be added to all live shows. Her well-known name is Carolyn Wonderland and she will be the first ever woman to hold the position of lead guitarist in any of John's bands. She is also one of the featured guitar players on John's next studio album, Nobody Told Me released February 2019, that will also feature Todd Rundgren, Joe Bonamassa, Steven Van Zandt and Larry McCray on selected cuts. The road continues!


Show time: 8:00 PM, doors 7:00 PM
Tickets: $40
Advance tickets: www.ticketfly.com

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John Hiatt
Jun
28
8:00 PM20:00

John Hiatt

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The Eclipse Sessions Tour

Long celebrated as a skilled storyteller and keen observer of life’s twists and turns, John Hiatt can get at the heart of a knotty emotion or a moment in time with just a sharp, incisive lyric or witty turn of phrase.

With a solo, acoustic return to the Rio theatre in Santa Cruz in celebration of "The Eclipse Sessions', 
Hiatt might very well be gearing up for yet another new beginning.


Show time: 8:00 PM, doors 7:00 PM
Tickets: $45 Gen, $60 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.tickets.vendini.com and Streetlight Records
Artists website: www.johnhiatt.com

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Rising Appalachia
Jul
5
8:00 PM20:00

Rising Appalachia

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Rising Appalachia exudes a sense of rootedness, playful exploration, and inspired action. Their sound and message, such as revealed in the newest single, “Resilient,” suggest that voices and traditions, brought together through song, may be one of the saving graces to a world in distress. In a time when the fabric of community and culture often appear to be unraveling, their interweaving of music and mission, old traditions with new interpretations, creates an atmosphere of contagious hope and bliss.


Show time: 8:00 PM, doors 7:00 PM
Tickets: $37
Advance tickets: www.tickets.vendini.com and Streetlight Records
Artists website: www.risingappalachia.com

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Kevin Nealon
Sep
13
8:00 PM20:00

Kevin Nealon

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Kevin Nealon sets himself apart from other comedic performers with his unique sense of humor dry wit and likeable demeanor. Nealon is best known for his nine-year stint as a cast member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live and has received critical acclaim for his role in the Showtime series Weeds.
As one of the longest running cast members on NBC’s Saturday Night Live (1986-1995) Nealon created some of the show’s most memorable characters including ‘The Subliminal Man’ and ‘Hans and Franz.’ Nealon’s reoccurring role as an anchor on ‘Weekend Update’ made the sketch a show staple.


Show time: 8:00 PM, doors 7:00 PM
Tickets: $27 Gen, $40 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.tickets.vendini.com and Streetlight Records
Artists website: www.kevinnealon.com

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Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival

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Radical Reels and Adventure Night

Ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to the Rio Theatre September 20 at 7 pm Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters, and climb the highest peaks. Get your tickets today and be taken away to the most captivating places on earth.

The 2018/2019 World Tour brings films from the 43rd annual Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival to about 550 communities around the globe. From an exploration of remote landscapes and adrenaline-fueled action sports, films in this year’s World Tour are sure to captivate and amaze the explorer within you. We’ve got a great line up of cycling, climbing, skiing, running and horseracing films this year. 

Before purchasing tickets be sure to check out the film ratings if this is a concern for younger audience members. 

Be moved. Be inspired. Don’t miss out. Tickets on sale July 1, 2019


Show time: 7:00 PM, doors 6:00 PM
Tickets: $20
Advance tickets: On sale July 1.
Event website: www.banffcentre.ca

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Kirtan with Krishna Das
Nov
25
7:00 PM19:00

Kirtan with Krishna Das

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Layering traditional kirtan with instantly accessible melodies and modern instrumentation, Krishna Das has been called yoga’s “rock star.” With a remarkably soulful voice that touches the deepest chord in even the most casual listener, Krishna Das ” known to friends, family, and fans as simply KD ” has taken the call-and-response chanting out of yoga centers and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and the best-selling western chant artist of all time.


Show time: 7:00 PM, doors 6:00 PM
Tickets: $35
Advance tickets: www.pulseproductions.net and Streetlight Records in Santa Cruz
Artists website: www.krishnadas.com

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Jimmie Vaughan
Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

Jimmie Vaughan

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Jimmie Vaughan is far more than just one of the greatest and most respected guitarists in the world of popular music. As Guitar Player magazine notes, “He is a virtual deity--a living legend.” After all, Vaughan provides a vital link between contemporary music and its proud heritage, as well as being a longtime avatar of retro cool. Since releasing his first solo album in 1994, he has set the standard for quality modern roots music. Throughout his career, Vaughan has earned the esteem of his legendary guitar-playing heroes and superstar peers along with successive generations of young players. His musical ethos and personal style have had an impact on contemporary culture, from spearheading the current blues revival with The Fabulous Thunderbirds to his longtime, innate fashion sense of slicked-back hair and sharp vintage threads (now seen throughout the pages of contemporary fashion journals) to becoming a premier designer of classic custom cars. But for Jimmie Vaughan, none of it is part of a crusade or a career plan. It's just his natural way of living his life and pursuing the interests that have captivated Vaughan since his youth.


Show time: 8:00 PM, doors 7:00 PM
Tickets: $45
Advance tickets: www.ticketfly.com
Artists website: www.jimmievaughan.com

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Mariza
Apr
10
7:30 PM19:30

Mariza

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Portuguese fado vocalist Mariza has risen from a local phenomenon, known only to a small circle of admirers in Lisbon, to one of the most widely acclaimed stars of world music. It all started with her first album, Fado em Mim, released in 2001, which quickly led to a number of high-profile international concerts and ultimately earned her BBC Radio 3’s award for Best European Artist in the World Music category. No Portuguese artist since Amália Rodrigues has experienced such a triumphant international career, with countless fans, rave reviews and numerous awards and distinctions. Mariza has mastered the roots of her musical culture and developed into a universal artist who opens herself to the world without ever losing her heartfelt sense of Portuguese identity. Regular General Admission: $42/Advance $52/Door Gold Circle Section (1st 10 rows): $68.25/Advance $78/Door (5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax included, service charge not included)


Show time: 7:30 PM, doors 6:30 PM
Tickets: $42 Gen, $68.25 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.kuumbwajazz.org and Streetlight Records - downtown Santa Cruz

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SUP Film Fest
Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

SUP Film Fest

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The world's first SUP film festival

At last, a film festival dedicated to awesome & inspiring SUP (Stand Up Paddling) films. In the same spirit that festivals like the Banff Mountain Film Festival, the ReelRock Film Festival, and the Mountain Festival encourage mountain adventure & stewardship, the SUP Film Fest inspires water-based adventure, environmentalism, & community through the power of SUP & amazing film-making.  

All festival proceeds benefit the 501(c)(3) non-profit Paddle4Good (taxid # 81-4321731) - which empowers & connects communities through inclusive, adventure-based water activities such as stand up paddling (SUP) for underserved populations such as those with special needs, life-saving education, environmental awareness, & more.


Show time: 7:00 PM, doors 6:00 PM
Tickets: $20, kids 12 and under $12
Advance tickets: www.ticketspice.com
Event website: www.supfilmfest.com
Event website: www.paddle4good.org

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Zakir Hussain: Masters of Percussion
Mar
29
7:30 PM19:30

Zakir Hussain: Masters of Percussion

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Zakir Hussain is appreciated as one of the greatest musicians of our time. A classical tabla virtuoso of the highest order, his consistently brilliant and exciting performances have established him as a national treasure in India and he is one of India’s reigning cultural ambassadors. Along with his legendary father and teacher, Ustad Allarakha, he has elevated the status of his instrument both in India and around the world. His playing is marked by uncanny intuition and masterful improvisational dexterity, founded in formidable knowledge and study. Widely considered a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement, Hussain’s contribution to world music has been unique, with many historic collaborations, including Shakti, which he founded with John McLaughlin and L. Shankar, and recordings/performances with artists as diverse as George Harrison, YoYo Ma, Joe Henderson, Van Morrison, and the Kodo drummers. Hussain presents his Masters of Percussion project on this concert date. Regular General Admission: $42/Advance $50/Door Gold Circle Section (1st 10 rows): $63/Advance $70/Door (5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax included, service charge not included) Sponsored by The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz


Show time: 7:30 PM, doors 6:30 PM
Tickets: $42 Gen, $63 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.kuumbwajazz.org and Streetlight Records - downtown Santa Cruz

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The 2019 NEXTies
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

The 2019 NEXTies

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The NEXTies Return to the Rio on Friday, March 22th at 6 PM! (But doors will open for dinner at 5:30)

Join Us for a Night Celebrating The Area's Best and Brightest Doers!

Pull out the pearls & cufflinks and join us for an evening in honor of those in Santa Cruz County who inspire the community. This year’s annual award show, now in its 10th year, is sure to be the best one yet! See you on the red carpet!

Music guest : Jesse Daniel, Cement Ship, Henry Chadwick, Mira Goto and Anthony Arya.

Food for purchase by Wylder Space
Drinks by Luna Sea Vodka

Honorees include:

Entrepreneur(s) of the year - Leilani Kanter & Ariel Carlson (BOTANIC AND LUXE)
Musician of the Year - Henry Chadwick
Musician of the Year - Mira Goto
Band of the Year - Cement Ship
Artist of the Year - Lili Arnold Studios
Writer of the Year - Douglas Abrams
Give Back Person of the Year - Shandara Gill
Foodie of the Year - Vrinda Quintero
New Business of the Year - 11th Hour Coffee
Athlete of the Year - Marcos Reyes
Under 18 person of the Year - Anthony Arya
Non-Profit of the Year - BALANCE4kids
Mentor of the Year - Ramiro Medrano
TECHie of the Year - Socrates Rosenfeld
Green Business of the Year - The Circular Living Co.
Wildcard - The Art Cave
Innovative Business of the Year - SellHound
Life Time Achievement Award - Dan Haifley


Show time: 6:00 PM, doors 5:00 PM
Tickets: $25
Advance tickets: www.eventbrite.com
Event website: www.facebook.com

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Greg Brown
Mar
16
7:30 PM19:30

Greg Brown

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Greg Brown's mother played electric guitar, his grandfather played banjo, and his father was a Holy Roller preacher in the Hacklebarney section of Iowa, where the Gospel and music are a way of life. Brown's first professional singing job came at age 18 in New York City, running hootenannies (folksinger get-togethers) at the legendary Gerdes Folk City. After a year, Brown moved west to Los Angeles and Las Vegas, where he was a ghostwriter for Buck Ram, founder of the Platters. Tired of the fast-paced life, Brown traveled with a band for a few years, and even quit playing for a while before he moved back to Iowa and began writing songs and playing in midwestern clubs and coffeehouses.


Show time: 7:30 PM, doors 6:30 PM
Tickets: $28 Gen, $45 Gold circle
Advance tickets: www.snazzyproductions.com and 831-479-9421
Artists website: www.gregbrown.org

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Bikes of Wrath
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Bikes of Wrath

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"People's Choice" Award Winner - Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival

Five Australian friends attempt to cycle 2600 kms from Oklahoma to California in honour of the mighty westward migration undertaken by “the Grapes of Wrath’s” Joad family. Through chance encounters with everyday Americans, the cyclists explore the novel’s core themes – migration, inequality and the perceived land of opportunity – and how the nation has progressed some 78 years after Steinbeck’s Dust Bowl depiction was first published. It is through countless acts of generosity from small-town individuals and communities, to desolating encounters with “unwanted” Americans, that the cyclists experience first-hand the startling parallels of the novel in a country still grappling with immigration, wealth disparity and, ultimately, its own sense of identity. The Bikes of Wrath couldn’t be more timely. It’s a funny, heartbreaking, yet ultimately hopeful documentary that opens our eyes to the complexities of America, all while shining a positive light on the nation at a time when the world needs it most.

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Show time: 7:00 PM, doors 6:00 PM
Tickets: $14
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com
Event website: www.bikesof-wrath.squarespace.com
Event website: www.facebook.com/bikesofwrath

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Mar
13
7:30 PM19:30

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo was founded in the early 1960s by Joseph Shabalala, then a teenage farmer living on the lands just outside the small town of Ladysmith, in the province of KwaZulu Natal, half way between Johannesburg and Durban. Shabalala used his hometown’s name to honor his family’s history and also added to his group’s name the word ‘black’ in reference to the black oxen, the strongest of all farm animals. ‘Mambazo’ is the Zulu word for chopping axe, a symbol of the group’s vocal ability to clear the path to success. In 2017 the group released two Grammy-nominated albums. Songs of PEACE & LOVE for Kids & Parents Around The World was nominated for Best Children’s Album. The second album of 2017, Shaka Zulu Revisited, won Best World Music Album. Ladysmith Black Mambazo carries a message of peace, love and harmony as they travel the world with their music. Regular General Admission: $36.75/Advance $45/Door Gold Circle Section (1st 10 rows): $57.75/Advance $65/Door (5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax included, service charge not included)


Show time: 7:30, doors 6:30 PM
Tickets: $36.75 Gen, $57.75 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.kuumbwajazz.org and Streetlight Records - downtown Santa Cruz

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Art and Science Talks - UC Santa Cruz
Mar
12
6:30 PM18:30

Art and Science Talks - UC Santa Cruz

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You’re invited to an evening of art and science presented by UC Santa Cruz and the Institute of Arts and Sciences at UCSC. Leonardo Art and Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) sets the stage for the powerful exchange of ideas based in the arts and across the sciences—from social sciences to natural sciences and technology.

Join us March 12 for stimulating performances and presentations by theater and opera director Marianne Weems, cosmologist Alexie Leauthaud, poet Ronaldo Wilson, and documentary filmmaker Jennifer Maytorena Taylor.


Show time: 6:30 PM, doors 5:30 PM
Tickets: FREE
Advance tickets: www.secure.ucsc.edu
Event website: www.calendar.ucsc.edu

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Masters of Hawaiian Music: George Kahumoku Jr., Nathan Aweau & Kawika Kahiapo
Mar
10
7:30 PM19:30

Masters of Hawaiian Music: George Kahumoku Jr., Nathan Aweau & Kawika Kahiapo

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Three Masters, featured regularly at Maui’s renowned “Slack Key Show®” share Hawai‘i’s unique folk styles, with origins in the early 19th century Hawaiian paniolo (cowboy) culture. Delightful, authentic, true aloha! 

Noted The New York Times of Kahumoku’s Masters of Hawaiian Music show: “Virtuosic keepers of a cultural flame...Bringing folklore & cultural memory into a performance that unfolded as breezy entertainment.” 

“Kahumoku was an affable raconteur, mixing his dialogue with passionate renderings of material.” --LA Times 

Four-time Grammy-winner, master slack key guitarist GEORGE KAHUMOKU JR., known as “Hawai‘i’s Renaissance Man”, is a multiple Na Hōkū Hanohano (Hawaiian Grammy) Award winner, a vocalist, storyteller, songwriter & author, teacher, sculptor, farmer, and chef. 

“Nathan... on electric bass and acoustic guitar, shows an... advanced understanding of harmony and orchestration ...his singing style is effortless" –New York Times 

A talented multi-instrumentalist, NATHAN AWEAU has been part of such award-winning groups as HAPA, Ka‘eo, and The Ali‘i. His seven solo CDs have won him multiple Na Hoku Awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year (the only person to have won 3 times), Song of the Year (twice), and Island Album of the Year, among others. 

“Kahiapo’s ...strength as a solo vocalist ... who is also talented slack key guitarist. The songs ... show him to be a guy with broad musical horizons.” --Honolulu Star-Advertiser 

Slack Key Guitarist DAVID “KAWIKA” KAHIAPO most recently won Na Hoku Awards in both the Slack Key Guitar Album of the Year and the Island Album categories. A regular at Jack Johnson’s Kokua Fests, his slack key roots and commitment to Hawaiian culture run deep. 

Nathan Aweau and Kawika Kahiapo are regular guest artists on George Kahumoku’s renowned Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar® series on Maui, and his Grammy award-winning CDs. Together, these Masters share the delightful experience of kī-hō‘alu (slack key guitar) – the distinctly Hawaiian style of open tunings, ‘ukulele, and Hawaiian vocals.


Show time: 7:30 PM, doors 6:30 PM
Tickets: $30 Gen, $36 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: ww.ticketfly.com and Streetlight Records
Artist’s website: www.slackkeyshow.com

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Jorma Kaukonen
Mar
7
8:00 PM20:00

Jorma Kaukonen

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Jorma Kaukonen - In a career that has already spanned a half-century, Jorma Kaukonen has been one of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots music, blues, and Americana, and at the forefront of popular rock-and-roll. A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a Grammy nominee, he is a founding member of two legendary bands, Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna. Jorma Kaukonen’s repertoire goes far beyond his involvement creating psychedelic rock; he is a music legend and one of the finest singer-songwriters in music.


Show time: 8:00 PM, doors 7:00 PM
Tickets: $30 Gen, $45 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.pulseproductions.net and Streetlight Records
Artists website: www.jormakaukonen.com
Artists website: www.danbern.com

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Joy Williams - SHOW CANCELLED
Mar
1
8:00 PM20:00

Joy Williams - SHOW CANCELLED

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with Anthony da Costa

Joy Williams is a singer-songwriter from Santa Cruz, CA who now lovingly calls Nashville, TN home.
Formerly of four-time Grammy Award-winning Folk, Country and Americana duo The Civil Wars, Joy recently recorded her forthcoming solo album, Front Porch, produced by Kenneth Pattengale of The Milk Carton Kids.


Show time: 8:00 PM, doors 7:00 PM
Tickets: $25 Gen, $35 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.pulseproductions.net
Artists website: www.joywilliams.com

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Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Feb
24
7:00 PM19:00

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour

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Presenting Sponsors: Banff & Lake Louise, Rab

Ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to the Rio Theatre, February 21 – 24 at 7 pm (4 shows, 2 programs). Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters, and climb the highest peaks. Get your tickets today and be taken away to the most captivating places on earth. The 2018/2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings films from the 43rd annual Banff Mountain Film Festival to about 400 communities around the world. From an exploration of remote landscapes and mountain cultures to adrenaline-fueled action sports, films in this year’s World Tour are sure to captivate and amaze the explorer within you. Benefits the UCSC Wilderness Orientation Scholarship Fund. Tickets available online at brownpapertickets.com beginning December 15 or in person at the Bicycle Trip (cash or check only) Film lists will be available 3-4 weeks in advance.

This stop on the world tour is hosted by UCSC Recreation and locally sponsored by Adventure Sports Journal, Bay Federal Credit Union, Bicycle Trip, Capitola Veterinary Hospital, Cole Strickland – LPL Financial, Driscoll’s, Dr. Ryan Brandt, Five Branches University, Good Times and SantaCruz.com, greenspace, Hyatt Place Santa Cruz, KZSC 88.1, Lloyd’s Tire & Auto Service, Mount Herman Adventures, Pacific Edge Climbing Gym, Rosa Brothers Milk Company, Santa Cruz Bicycles, UCSC Colleges, Housing and Educational Services (CHES)


Show time: 7:00 PM, doors 6:00 PM
Tickets: $18 - $22 plus fees
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com and Bicycle Trip
Event website: www.recreation.ucsc.edu
Event website: www.banffcentre.ca

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Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour

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Presenting Sponsors: Banff & Lake Louise, Rab

Ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to the Rio Theatre, February 21 – 24 at 7 pm (4 shows, 2 programs). Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters, and climb the highest peaks. Get your tickets today and be taken away to the most captivating places on earth. The 2018/2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings films from the 43rd annual Banff Mountain Film Festival to about 400 communities around the world. From an exploration of remote landscapes and mountain cultures to adrenaline-fueled action sports, films in this year’s World Tour are sure to captivate and amaze the explorer within you. Benefits the UCSC Wilderness Orientation Scholarship Fund. Tickets available online at brownpapertickets.com beginning December 15 or in person at the Bicycle Trip (cash or check only) Film lists will be available 3-4 weeks in advance.

This stop on the world tour is hosted by UCSC Recreation and locally sponsored by Adventure Sports Journal, Bay Federal Credit Union, Bicycle Trip, Capitola Veterinary Hospital, Cole Strickland – LPL Financial, Driscoll’s, Dr. Ryan Brandt, Five Branches University, Good Times and SantaCruz.com, greenspace, Hyatt Place Santa Cruz, KZSC 88.1, Lloyd’s Tire & Auto Service, Mount Herman Adventures, Pacific Edge Climbing Gym, Rosa Brothers Milk Company, Santa Cruz Bicycles, UCSC Colleges, Housing and Educational Services (CHES)


Show time: 7:00 PM, doors 6:00 PM
Tickets: $18 - $22 plus fees
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com and Bicycle Trip
Event website: www.recreation.ucsc.edu
Event website: www.banffcentre.ca

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Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour

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Presenting Sponsors: Banff & Lake Louise, Rab

Ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to the Rio Theatre, February 21 – 24 at 7 pm (4 shows, 2 programs). Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters, and climb the highest peaks. Get your tickets today and be taken away to the most captivating places on earth. The 2018/2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings films from the 43rd annual Banff Mountain Film Festival to about 400 communities around the world. From an exploration of remote landscapes and mountain cultures to adrenaline-fueled action sports, films in this year’s World Tour are sure to captivate and amaze the explorer within you. Benefits the UCSC Wilderness Orientation Scholarship Fund. Tickets available online at brownpapertickets.com beginning December 15 or in person at the Bicycle Trip (cash or check only) Film lists will be available 3-4 weeks in advance.

This stop on the world tour is hosted by UCSC Recreation and locally sponsored by Adventure Sports Journal, Bay Federal Credit Union, Bicycle Trip, Capitola Veterinary Hospital, Cole Strickland – LPL Financial, Driscoll’s, Dr. Ryan Brandt, Five Branches University, Good Times and SantaCruz.com, greenspace, Hyatt Place Santa Cruz, KZSC 88.1, Lloyd’s Tire & Auto Service, Mount Herman Adventures, Pacific Edge Climbing Gym, Rosa Brothers Milk Company, Santa Cruz Bicycles, UCSC Colleges, Housing and Educational Services (CHES)


Show time: 7:00 PM, doors 6:00 PM
Tickets: $18 - $22 plus fees
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com and Bicycle Trip
Event website: www.recreation.ucsc.edu
Event website: www.banffcentre.ca

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Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour

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Presenting Sponsors: Banff & Lake Louise, Rab

Ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to the Rio Theatre, February 21 – 24 at 7 pm (4 shows, 2 programs). Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters, and climb the highest peaks. Get your tickets today and be taken away to the most captivating places on earth. The 2018/2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings films from the 43rd annual Banff Mountain Film Festival to about 400 communities around the world. From an exploration of remote landscapes and mountain cultures to adrenaline-fueled action sports, films in this year’s World Tour are sure to captivate and amaze the explorer within you. Benefits the UCSC Wilderness Orientation Scholarship Fund. Tickets available online at brownpapertickets.com beginning December 15 or in person at the Bicycle Trip (cash or check only) Film lists will be available 3-4 weeks in advance.

This stop on the world tour is hosted by UCSC Recreation and locally sponsored by Adventure Sports Journal, Bay Federal Credit Union, Bicycle Trip, Capitola Veterinary Hospital, Cole Strickland – LPL Financial, Driscoll’s, Dr. Ryan Brandt, Five Branches University, Good Times and SantaCruz.com, greenspace, Hyatt Place Santa Cruz, KZSC 88.1, Lloyd’s Tire & Auto Service, Mount Herman Adventures, Pacific Edge Climbing Gym, Rosa Brothers Milk Company, Santa Cruz Bicycles, UCSC Colleges, Housing and Educational Services (CHES)


Show time: 7:00 PM, doors 6:00 PM
Tickets: $18 - $22 plus fees
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com and Bicycle Trip
Event website: www.recreation.ucsc.edu
Event website: www.banffcentre.ca

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Paula Poundstone - SOLD OUT
Feb
16
8:00 PM20:00

Paula Poundstone - SOLD OUT

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Paula Poundstone is one of our country’s preeminent comedians, known for her smart, observational humor and legendary spontaneous wit. She tours regularly performing over 85 shows a year. Writes Nick Zaino with The Boston Globe, “You know that she is a great comic, the way you know any fine performer when you see one—there’s a disarming ease in her craft, an immediate sense that she’s so quick on her feet you need never worry about the possibility of something going wrong.”


Show time: 8:00 PM, doors 7:00 PM
Tickets: $27 Gen, $40 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.tickets.vendini.com
Artists website: www.paulapoundstone.com

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Oliver Tree - SOLD OUT
Feb
15
9:00 PM21:00

Oliver Tree - SOLD OUT

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"Ugly is Beautiful Tour"

Los Angeles-based genre-defying singer/songwriter/producer + viral sensation, Oliver Tree, has made waves with his unique high-energy sound and eccentric persona. Tree's critically acclaimed debut EP Alien Boy, impressive debut at #5 on iTunes. The EP’s lead singles, “Alien Boy” x “All That” are accompanied by a hilarious companion video where Oliver can be seen cruising around on everything from a Razor scooter to a monster truck. Watch the video here. Last year, Tree joined close friend and collaborator, Whethan, on select dates of The Chainsmokers’ “Memories” Tour and also teamed up with Louis The Child on select dates of their 2017 tour, including a sold-out show at Los Angeles’ famed Hollywood Palladium. This tour was just the next on the ever-growing list of live shows for Oliver Tree since making his festival debut this past summer with solo sets at Lollapalooza and Outside Lands. Always creating new and exciting comedic content, Oliver Tree teamed up with meme sensation Fuck Jerry to create original content for the brand’s hugely popular Instagram page earlier last year. Having made a striking debut with a visionary, Thom Yorke-approved cover of Radiohead’s “Karma Police,” Tree soon shook up the music scene with featured collaborations including Whethan vs. Oliver Tree’s “When I’m Down” and Getter’s “Forget It (Feat. Oliver Tree).” Tree lit up last year’s Coachella with his distinctive look – featured in LA Weekly’s “The Best (And Weirdest) Fashion At Coachella 2017” – and memorable live appearance alongside frequent collaborator Whethan. In addition, Tree recently made his network television debut by joining Getter for a live rendition of “Forget It” on NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly. 


Show time: 9:00 PM, doors 8:00 PM
Tickets: $18
Advance tickets: www.ticketfly.com and Catalyst Box Office
Artists website: www.olivertreemusic.com

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Laura Love w/Terry Hunt
Feb
14
7:30 PM19:30

Laura Love w/Terry Hunt

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Sherry Austin with Henhouse

Laura Love is an award winning "folk-funk" singer/songwriter/bassist who has been touring throughout the world since the early 1990s. Laura has released 11 CDs on major and minor labels, she has performed at nearly every great music festival in North America and Australia, she has composed commissioned music for dance and theater productions and is a published author.

With four of the most popular Americana vocalists in the Monterey Bay area, Henhouse delights their fans with their engaging stage presence, upbeat songs, and great harmonies. The band is fronted by Sherry Austin on rhythm guitar and vocals, Sharon Allen on vocals and guitar, Tracy Parker on bass and vocals, Jim Norris on percussion, and Santa Cruz legend Patti Maxine on lap steel and dobro. Their music ranges from sweet love songs to gritty, rockin’ songs about cars, trains, and love gone wrong. They sing with authority and passion, and their distinctive blend of folk, country and rock is filled with warmth and conviction.

The band performs original songs written by Sherry and Sharon, as well as much-loved covers by Americana artists such as Kate Wolf, Townes Van Zandt, and Nanci Griffith. The blend of harmonies between the four women is exquisite.


Show time: 7:30 PM, doors 6:30 PM
Tickets: $25 Gen, $40 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.snazzyproductions.com and 831-479-9421
Artists website: www.Lauralovemusic.com
Artists website: www.sherry-austin.com

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Film: Still Wild at Heart
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Film: Still Wild at Heart

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Fundraiser for Native Animal Rescue

This intriguing film tells the story of the return of coyotes to San Francisco and other American cities. Scientists give us insights into how coyotes impact city ecosystems, how we can coexist with them safely, and why we should choose to do so. We learn how ranchers in Marin County are finding some success protecting their livestock and reducing conflicts with coyotes by using a conbination of humane, non-lethal predator-control methods. 

And through beautiful footage of coyotes and other wild creatures--quail, foxes, raccoons, herons, opossums, and parrots--we learn how animals survive and thrive in the challenging habitat of the modern American City.

Following the film, guest speaker Camilla Fox, founder of Project Coyote, will share her knowledge and wisdom about coexisting with coyotes and other carnivores in our midst. Questions are welcome.


Show time: 7:00 PM, doors 6:00 PM
Tickets: $15
Advance tickets: www.eventbrite.com and Native Animal Rescue 1855 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz
Event website: www.nativeanimalrescue.org

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Frans Lanting: Land of the Jaguars
Feb
2
3:00 PM15:00

Frans Lanting: Land of the Jaguars

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Frans Lanting and Chris Eckstrom

The greatest cat in the Americas—the jaguar—is a symbol for strength, power, and wilderness. Jaguars thrive in the fabled Pantanal of Brazil, but in the Ibera wetlands of Argentina, they’ve been gone for nearly a century. Now one of the most ambitious wildlife projects in the world is working to bring them back—along with a “Noah’s Ark” of South American wildlife that was lost in a tragic era of exploitation and overhunting. Far-sighted conservationists Doug and Kris Tompkins have a vision of restoring this landscape to its primeval grandeur, and miraculously, it’s working.

Join us for a new presentation by renowned photographer Frans Lanting and his partner Chris Eckstrom in celebration of two wilderness areas in South America—Brazil’s Pantanal and Argentina’s Ibera. Frans and Chris recently returned from a month of travel in this unique part of the world with fresh impressions. They will regale us with their images, stories, and videos about the natural and human history of these spectacular wetlands which are home to the “giants” of South America: the giant anteater, giant otter, rhino-like tapirs, colorful macaws—the largest parrots in the world, endearing capybaras—Earth’s largest rodent, and of course, the jaguar—largest cat in the Americas.

Frans and Chris will share personal observations and highlight conservation successes here that inspire hope. Proceeds will benefit the marine science education and conservation programs at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center at UCSC’s Long Marine Lab.

Ocean Sponsors:
David Morrell, Santa Cruz Real Estate-C21
Jo Lynne and Fred Jones

Coastal Sponsors:
Bay Photo Lab
Day One Solar
Karon Properties
Santa Cruz County Bank
Shirley and Allen Ginzburg


Show times: 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Tickets: $25 Gen, $45 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com and Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Event website: www.seymourcenter.ucsc.edu
Artists website: www.lanting.com

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Jake Shimabukuro
Jan
28
8:00 PM20:00

Jake Shimabukuro

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Almost everyone in Hawaii has strummed a ukulele at one time or another. But at the age of 14, Jake Shimabukuro realized that he was doing something a little different with the four-stringed instrument – OK, a lot different. Shimabukuro’s wholly unique approach to the ukulele started early. As a youngster growing up in Honolulu, Hawaii, Shimabukuro started playing the instrument at the age of four, learning the basics from his mother, Carol, and then developing his craft further by studying the likes of musical masters such as Eddie Kamae, Ohta-San and Peter Moon. As he matured, Shimabukuro also found inspiration from guitar players, drummers, pianists, and singers. Even athletes helped fuel the intensity of his artistic fire. In 2005, Shimabukuro’s touring career really came to life with a video on YouTube. “I didn’t even know what YouTube was at the time, so I was totally surprised when people started telling me they’d seen a video of me playing ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps,’” he says. “Before I got a chance to check it out myself, the video had gone viral and a lot of music industry folks seemed to know about it. It was crazy!” Shimabukuro’s deeply beautiful and original take on George Harrison’s love ballad, one which captured colors and moods never associated with the ukulele before, opened the floodgates – now legions of new music lovers had to hear this instrumental marvel – and the 2006 release of Gently Weeps (produced by Mac McAnally), which mixed his own originals with equally adventurous versions of “Ave Maria” and “The Star-Spangled Banner” was an unqualified success. Shimabukuro’s records have topped the Billboard World Music Charts on numerous occasions, and as a live performer he has become one of the hottest tickets around. He’s played with world-renowned orchestras and at prestigious venues such as the Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center and the Sydney Opera House, and has dazzled audiences at music festivals including Bonnaroo, SXSW, the Playboy Jazz Festival and Fuji Rock Festival. He even performed for that rarest of audiences: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Not too shabby for a humble young man from Hawaii and his trusty ukulele.


Show time: 8:00 PM, doors 7:00 PM
Tickets: $35 Gen, $50 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.pulseproductions.net
Artists website: www.jakeshimabukuro.com

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Women's Adventure Film Tour - SOLD OUT
Jan
26
7:00 PM19:00

Women's Adventure Film Tour - SOLD OUT

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Presented by Patagonia

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The Women's Adventure Film Tour features some of the world's most inspiring women doing extraordinary things, and empowering others to perform to their highest potential. These films are a celebration of the fantastic women around us, and are hand-selected to be enjoyed by people of all ages. Join us for a night of short films with a focus on adventure and the outdoors. Subjects vary from extreme skiing and snowboarding to surfing and rock climbing.

Vision Nowhere: (Snowboard/Ski) Japan – 5 min.
MOKSHA: (Mountain Biking) USA- 26 min.
PERSIAN POWDER: (Snowboarding)- Belgium- 13 min.
DISCOVERING ADVENTURE: (Family Adventuring) Norway- 11 min.
PERPETUAL MOTION: (Adventure Photography) USA- 5 min.
FINDING THE LINE: (Skiing) Australia- 15 min.
SURFING TO COPE: (Surfing) USA- 26 min.
KATIE: (Tribute to Katie Lee) USA- 10 min.

For every ticket sold at Women’s Adventure Film Tour, a portion goes to help Changing Tides Foundation whose mission includes educating others on how to adventure and live in a conscious way, protecting our oceans and earth, and empowering women through the outdoors.  

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Show time: 7:00 PM, doors 6:00 PM
Tickets: $18
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com
Event website: www.womensadventurefilmtour.com

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Paul Thorn Band
Jan
20
7:30 PM19:30

Paul Thorn Band

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Jason Eady

Paul Thorn is a Southern rock, country, Americana, and blues singer-songwriter, whose style is a mix of blues, country, and rock. Before his professional music career began he was a professional boxer. Boxing career highlights include a nationally televised bout with former world champion Roberto Durán,[1] After a few years of working in a Tupelo furniture factory and playing in local clubs he was discovered by music professional Miles Copeland (brother of The Police drummer Stewart Copeland).


Show time: 7:30 PM, doors 6:30 PM
Tickets: $27 Gen, $40 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.snazzyproductions.com and 831-479-9421
Artists website: www.paulthorn.com

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Janeane Garofalo
Jan
18
8:00 PM20:00

Janeane Garofalo

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Actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo has been an American institution since she burst on the scene in 1992. In addition to acting in film and television, Janeane is an outspoken activist, spoken word performer and stand-up comedy entertainer known and respected around the world. She was instrumental in the successful launching of the first liberal radio network, Air America Radio, where she hosted her own talk show, "The Majority Report." A lightning rod for controversy, Janeane's well informed opinions and unflinching honesty have inspired laughs, as well as striking a chord with the left, right and everyone in between.


Show time: 8:00 PM, doors 7:00 PM
Tickets: $28 Gen, $42 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.tickets.vendini.com and Streetlight Records

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