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Community Rental: Light Up the Night Bike Ride

January 30, 2015
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

People Power + Green Ways to School invite you to Light Up the Night with a bike ride and bike light giveaway. Activities will include bike decorating, live music, and more from 5-7pm, followed by a community ride at 7pm. Prizes will be awarded for brightest bike + rider and most creative get-up. Free and […]


3rd Friday: Lightning Talks – Dreams

February 20, 2015
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Talks begin at 7PM sharp Just how big does Santa Cruz dream? Find out at this night of creative, personal and fun Lightning Talks on the theme of ‘Dreams’: Dreams of a 200-square-mile super park in the Santa Cruz Mountains, dreams of a world without mass incarceration, dreams of a working railway from Davenport to […]

3rd Friday: Race Through Time

July 17, 2015
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ready. Set. GO!!!!— to the MAH for Race Through Time, a thrilling around-the-town scavenger hunt that will get you whizzing through Santa Cruz history, while biking or walking down sunny streets with friends and competitors.  Organized by the Museum of Art & History, Race Through Time is back and better this year with a biking and walking component, daring new […]


September 3rd Friday Lightning Talks: Dream

September 18, 2015
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a night of creative, personal and fun lightning talks that will push the boundaries of common lecture formats. We have invited community members with diverse interests to present on the chosen theme Adventure. In addition to presentations, there will also be live music, a no host bar, and some fun activities as well. […]


GLOW: A Festival of Light

October 16, 2015
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

GLOW: A Festival of Fire and Light 2013 from Santa Cruz MAH on Vimeo. *This is a two day festival. GLOW: A Festival of Fire is Saturday October 17th.* Advanced TICKETS will be available soon. This event is CASH ONLY the night of. Please do not bring strollers. Imagine this: A black lit three story building electrified […]

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