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Community Rental: Young Writers

November 22, 2014
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This benefit screening of Holes will be followed by a panel discussion on “Peaches, Onions, and Lizards: Themes in Louis Sachar’s “Holes.” Panelists include poet Jill Wolfson, Branciforte Middle School teacher Wendy Thompson, Novelist Thad Nodine, and local middle school student Libby De Priest. Food and Drink at 6:00, panel at 6:20, movie to follow. $15 […]



November 24, 2014
8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Subjects to Change-ers are looking for teen artists to submit artwork to be reviewed (and possibly sold!) at their Winter Art Market coming December 19th as part our 3rd Friday: Winterpalooza.  Please email by NOVEMBER 24, 2014 with your name, grade, school, statement about your artwork and work as an artist (3-5 sentences) & […]

Free First Friday

Free First Friday

December 5, 2014
11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Free First Friday 11am – 9pm Free admission every First Friday and extended hours every Friday. Tonight from 5-9pm, enjoy a no-host bar, performances at 6PM and 8PM and an art activity for all ages in the classroom. Tonight will feature our current Participatory Performing Artist in Resident, Gerald Casel. Gerald Casel creates dances that […]

Researchers Anonymous

Researchers Anonymous “A Tasteful History: Telling the Story of Local Food”

December 13, 2014
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sierra Ryan and Jody Colclough, two foodies and amateur historians, will present a history of local food. Santa Cruz County is a region shaped by an abundant bay, naturally rich soils, an evolving cultural landscape, an economy rooted in natural resources and something that has tied them all together: Food.  The Santa Cruz Heritage Food […]


3rd Friday: Winterpalooza

December 19, 2014
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Every 3rd Friday we collaborate with community members on participatory art and history events for all ages. This month’s theme is all about Winter. Join us for the opening of the toy trains exhibit, make wintery crafts and buy any last minute holiday gifts from our Teen Art Market hosted by Subjects to Change. Don’t […]

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