'Your Body is Not a Shark' will be performed Saturday and Sunday.
FAMILY ART DAY
The MAH transforms into a crafty winter wonderland for kids of all ages with activities including making your own snowglobes and finger knitting. Special appearances by the Santa Cruz Beach Bums Ukelele Band and the Balloon Art Brigade. The latter could be a few things: 1. an army of balloon art giraffes, 2. a battalion fighting with helium-filled armor, or 3. just a bunch of people making awesome hats. Probably number 3, but I haven’t completely given up hope on number 1. https://www.santacruz.com/family-art-day-winterpalooza-e1813621
This show at the Crepe Place features three bands whose names, when read out loud in succession, sound like the title of a bad short story about the negative effects of some futuristic drug: Slime Girls, Crashfaster, and Together We Are Robots. But as far as the music goes, look forward to rock music plus Game Boy noises. https://www.santacruz.com/slime-girls-crashfaster-and-together-we-are-robots-e1806462
YOUR BODY IS NOT A SHARK
After a successful run in San Francisco last weekend, Your Body is Not a Shark opens in Santa Cruz to explore the creative inspiration that stems from formal constraints or physical limitations. Comprised of dance, live music, poetry and sound collage, this performance piece is a deeply personal and involved collaboration among choreographer Cid Pearlman, cellist Joan Jeanrenaud, poet Denise Leto and musical director Maya Barsacq. https://www.santacruz.com/your-body-is-not-a-shark-e1795912
SEEING BELOW THE SURFACE
Duke University’s Dr. Ari Friedlaender visits the Seymour Center to discuss his experiences
riding tagging humpback whales and following their migrations from Antarctica to Alaska to Cape Cod in order to gain a better understanding of their mysterious underwater behaviors and the risks they face from human activities such as fishing. https://www.santacruz.com/seeing-below-the-surface-using-new-technology-to-study-the-underwater-lives-of-humpback-whales-e1801462
Every week the Palomar Ballroom hosts lessons and a dance party for fans of the spiciest member of the Latin dance family. The night kicks off with intermediate lessons at 7:30, followed by beginner lessons at 8:15 and a two-and-a-half hour hip-shaking fiesta at 9. You could even make it a whole evening brimming with salsa flavor–El Palomar is right next door.