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Gourmet Grazing on the Green

Gourmet Grazing on the Green

Wine, beer, tasty food and live music all in support of a good cause? Not a bad way to spend a day. Now in its 11th year, Gourmet Grazing on the Green is a chance to mingle outdoors, taste locally produced wines and beers, and…

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Capitola Art & Wine Festival

Capitola Art & Wine Festival

This weekend is the weekend to be out and about in Santa Cruz with benefits, festivals, and fairs at every corner of the county, including the 32nd Annual Capitola Art & Wine Festival. Start your Saturday at Capitola’s Esplanade Park with the Aptos Academy of…

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Radical Reels

Radical Reels

A highlight of the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, Radical Reels gathers the best high-adrenaline climbing, paddling, mountain biking, BASE jumping, skiing and snowboarding films entered into the festival competition into one event. After the festival, the Radical Reels tour hits the road, visiting…

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Strawberry U-Pick Days

Strawberry U-Pick Days

Sometimes coming up with innovative family-outing ideas can be a hassle; watching re-runs of your favorite show is, after all, so much easier. But this Sunday, you and your family can get out of the house and enjoy the fruits of your labor—literally—as you pick…

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Bat Boy: The Musical

Bat Boy: The Musical

It’s a story about an ugly duckling, an outcast, a freak—a story we all know that never ceases to warm the heart—and in this case, tickle the funny bone. The outcast in question is half-bat, half-boy, aptly named Bat Boy. In this kickstarter-funded rendition, Santa…

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Cabrillo Stage Musical Season Continues with Oliver!

Cabrillo Stage Musical Season Continues with Oliver!

The Cabrillo Stage has been hard at work with their third production of the summer, Oliver—Lionel Bart’s musical refashioning of Charles Dickens’ timeless tale. Revisit Victorian London with Oliver Twist who just wants some more (please, sir!), Fagin, Nancy and Bill Sykes. Putting song and…

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Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’

Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’

You could almost hear the collective gasp when Shakespeare Santa Cruz called it quits last year. But local appreciators of the bard were not to be denied. Santa Cruz Shakespeare stepped in to bridge the gap, and is currently in its first run, kicking things…

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Preview: Santa Cruz Fringe Festival

Preview: Santa Cruz Fringe Festival

Don’t miss the performing arts festival of the summer. The Third Annual Santa Cruz Fringe Festival runs July 11-20. Nearly 200 performances by approximately 30 different acts will take to the stage at seven venues across Santa Cruz. For the price of a ticket (individual…

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Tanniversary 2014

Tanniversary 2014

The Tannery Arts Center is holding a special daylong event of exhibitions, performances, curator’s talk, dance workshops and art demonstrations on June 21. The all ages event is free and celebrates the ongoing transformation of the former leather factory into a mixed-use housing and art…

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Preview: Peppino D’Agostino at Rio

Preview: Peppino D’Agostino at Rio

Though it’s rarely talked about, there are opposing forces at work in the art of the guitar. There’s the unstoppable force of technical skill, and the immovable object of poetic soul, and one often threatens to drown out the other. A lot of guitar wizards…

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