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Thu, May 16, 2019

5 Creative Santa Cruz Events Happening in May 2019

Ah, May. That precious last breath of space and time before the wild summer months filled with $1 Boardwalk ride nights, beach bonfires, and some of the best people watching of all time on West Cliff.

Since we’re all about a stronger, more creative Santa Cruz County at the MAH, here’s a list of some of the best creative events happening around town before the end of the month.

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1. Guelaguetza

Sunday, May 19th at San Lorenzo Park, 9-5pm

Spend the day savoring authentic Oaxacan food, music, dance, and crafts with Senderos at San Lorenzo Park. This festival transports the traditional Oaxacan fiesta to Santa Cruz. Grab your favorite lawn blanket and enjoy this authentic celebration under the Sunday sun.

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2. Law and Legacy of RBG

Wednesday, May 22nd at DNA’s Comedy Lab, 7pm

Celebrate the legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a panel discussion by Santa Cruz County’s local women judges and attorneys. Extra perk? One judge even does a legendary impression of RBG herself. More.

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3. Strawberry & Justice Festival

Thursday, May 23rd at UCSC Cowell Ranch Hay Barn, 4-6pm

Uncover the stories of labor and politics behind our region’s most delicious treasure: the humble strawberry. Hosted by UCSC’s Food Systems Working Group, this free festival digs into environmental justice featuring speakers from across Santa Cruz County. More.

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4. Illustrating Geology Workshop

Tuesday, May 21st at Museum of Natural History, 5:30-7:30pm

Capture the natural beauty of our local landscapes on paper in this workshop led by scientific illustrator Emily Underwood. More.


5. Glowga

Friday, May 31st at the MAH, 5-8pm

Get glowing and flowing in this special blacklight yoga session with Hannah Muse. Decorate your body with body paint and give your Downward Dog some flair-in-the-dark. Workshop spots are limited– sign up today.