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3rd Friday: Winterpalooza

December 19, 2014
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Here’s what Santa Cruz winter brings: rain, farmers’ markets that close early, weird off-season tourists, no peace from the holiday train to Roaring Camp. Santa Cruz winter does not bring snow. Or super cold weather. That means we don’t get to indulge in the wonderfully wintry activities people with ice and snow have…until now. Join […]

Unsilent Night

December 20, 2014
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night is a participatory sound artwork played by the audience on boomboxes carried through city streets. Download one of Unsilent Night’s four tracks at Bring your own boombox or portable speaker. We’ll push play in unison and walk together through downtown.

3rd Friday: Magic

January 16, 2015
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Think about “everyday” magic. Isn’t it actually pretty extraordinary? Space is magic. Health is magic. Spirituality is magic. Travel through these worlds with an evening of hands-on workshops and performances. Learn the power of mind with Birch from the Sacred Grove, who will offer a spell-crafting workshop for all ages and curiosities. Susan and Didi […]

Holi Festival

April 4, 2015
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Rain or Shine! What better way to celebrate Spring’s abundant colors than with a shower of pigmented powder? Come rejoice at our Holi Festival,  a Hindu tradition that marks the arrival of Spring by sharing  joy, community, and vibrant colors. Get the chance to throw gulual, the holy colored powder, and dance to  bhangra beats. Wearing […]

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 […]

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