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Día de los Muertos Community Festival

November 1, 2014
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

We remember our dead loved ones as larger than life. Let’s celebrate that with a Día de los Muertos festival bigger than anything the MAH has done in the past. That means the festival is so big we split it into two halves: we’ll start at the museum with facepainting and dance, and move on […]

Felix Lucero, Blind Curve, 2010; courtesy William James Association

Free First Friday

November 7, 2014
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Free First Friday 11am – 9pm Free admission every First Friday and extended hours every Friday. Some say California prisons are inhumane. Overcrowded. Some say they’re necessary. What about the artists inside of them? Join us for the opening of The Cell and the Sanctuary: Art and Incarceration in the 3rd Floor Art Forum Gallery. […]

Researchers Anonymous

Researchers Anonymous

November 8, 2014
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

All are welcome to join this group of people interested in Santa Cruz County history. We will have a round table discussion; please bring your questions, current projects, and ideas. Join us on Facebook.   

Pop Up Museum; Agricultural History

November 8, 2014
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Plants are alive. Their history in Santa Cruz could use a little work. Bring Santa Cruz’ agricultural history to life in this Pop Up Museum held in collaboration with the Agricultural History Project. Bring your stories, old tools, gardening tips, and join the community-wide conversation. A Pop Up Museum is a temporary exhibit created by […]


Community Rental: Eye Music: American Sign Language Poetry Mini-Festival

November 14, 2014
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Acclaimed visiting Deaf artists perform poetry and other media in American Sign Language. Part of a four-night festival put on by UC Santa Cruz and curated by Larry Polansky, professor of music at UC Santa Cruz. For more information visit:

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