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Best things to do in Santa Cruz today

  1. at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 400 Beach St , Santa Cruz map
  2. at Kuumbwa Jazz 320-2 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz map

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Friday, Jul 21 @ 7:30pm at 320-2 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz map

The John Jorgenson Quintet creates a unique musical experience that equally enthralls the most discerning and the casual music fan. The ensemble was originally formed in 2004 for the release of “Franco-American Swing”.

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BRUCE FORMAN PRESENTS A SPECIAL DOUBLE-BILL: THE RED GUITAR &
Thursday, Jul 20 @ 7:00pm at 320-2 Cedar Street , Santa Cruz map

Always quick to take on new projects, guitar ace Bruce Forman wears many hats: performer, composer, producer, and educator. His dedication never falters. From his early career as a member of Richie Cole's Alto Madness, his seventeen albums as a bandleader, to performing on the soundtracks for three Clint Eastwood movies (Million Dollar Baby, Flags of Our Fathers and Hereafter), to leading Cow Bop, a 2014 Western Swing Hall of Fame inductee, Forman is up to the challenge. In his one-man stage play The Red Guitar, Forman showcases his theatrical side to dramatize the trials and tribulations of the artistic life. The Junkyard Duo is Forman and musical cohort Jake Reed exploring eclectic approaches and styles of improvisation and instrumentation.

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DEEP PEACE CONCERT WITH PAUL TEMPLE’S RADIANCE MATRIX
Wednesday, Jul 19 @ 7:30pm at 320-2 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz map

As featured on Radiance Mixes with voice of Deva Premal.

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Seven days of burger love
Wednesday, Jul 19 @ 12:00pm

Some of our top picks for best burger in Santa Cruz are on this list, so prepare to get your burger on!

Open year ‘round from 9am-1pm Saturday mornings.
Saturday, Nov 26 @ 9:00am at 2300 Delaware, Santa Cruz map

Saturday mornings are best spent with a relaxed pace to stroll, breath and enjoy great coffee, live music and good eats.

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Experience ocean art from the dozens of participating artists.
Sunday, Nov 06 @ 10:00am at 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz map

The 7th annual sea glass and ocean art festival will be held upstairs in the Cocoanut Grove.

Live in the Atrium
Sunday, Nov 06 @ 12:00am at 1011 Pacific , Santa Cruz map

Celebrating 25+ groundbreaking years, FISHBONE has been trailblazing their way through the history of American Ska, Funk, Punk, Rock Fusion and (so-called) Black Rock since starting their professional career in Los Angeles' burgeoning, Alternative Rock music scene of the mid-1980s. Their sound has often been imitated but never duplicated.

Saturday, Nov 05 @ 7:30pm at 307 Church St, Santa Cruz map

Join the Santa Cruz Symphony for a rousing rendition of The Barber of Seville in concert, with a cast of soloists from the stages of the New York Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco Opera.

Spend an afternoon with the butterflies at Natural Bridges State
Tuesday, Nov 01 @ 12:00am at 2531 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz map

Natural Bridges State Beach is a 65 acre California state park on the edge of Santa Cruz. Most known for its natural bridge across the beach, it’s also known for the eucalyptus grove that hosts thousands of migrating monarch butterflies every year.

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A festival of Fire & Light
Saturday, Oct 22 @ 7:00pm at 705 Front Street, Santa Cruz map

Explore an open street filled with fire dancing and art. Get up close to flaming cannonades, sculptures and music in the Abbott Square plaza. Get hands-on in the electrified museum with interactive digital art, projections, and LED sculptures.

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Bring your appetite and join the fun!
Saturday, Oct 22 @ 10:00am at 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz map

The 7th annual Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Chili cook-off is Saturday, October 22.

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Hosted at The Rio Theatre
Saturday, Oct 22 @ 12:00am at 1205 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz map

Mountainfilm on Tour brings inspiration and education about important issues to audiences around the world. The tour will soon visit Santa Cruz at the Rio Theatre on November 12 with documentary films that will explore the themes connected to Telluride Mountainfilm’s mission to use the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.

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Season pass holders can bring a friend for free this Saturday!
Saturday, Oct 22 @ 12:00am at 400 Beach St , Santa Cruz map

Boardwalk Season Pass Holders -- This Saturday is your special day! Grab and friend and head to the Boardwalk for a day of rides! Bring your valid Boardwalk Season Pass to any ticket booth, and get a free all-day wristband for your friend!

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Come early, grab a seat and cheer for your hometown favorites!
Saturday, Oct 15 @ 9:00am at corner of 2nd st and riverside, Santa Cruz map

The 46th annual Santa Cruz marching band review is scheduled for Saturday, October 15 from 9am to 2pm.

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There's a burger for everyone in Surf City
Friday, Oct 14 @ 4:04pm

Don't look now, but there is a formidable burger culture growing alongside the craft breweries and coffee roasters in Santa Cruz—with quality produce and local grass-fed beef readily available, top-flight burgers all over town. Whether you're looking for something on-the-cheap, a burger in a donut bun or something without any meat at all, you can kill any burger craving in Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz Restaurant Week: October 12-19, 2016
Wednesday, Oct 12 @ 12:00am at 1 Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz map

Celebrate Santa Cruz Restaurant Week! Dine at Linwood’s at Chaminade Resort. Design a three-course prix fixe meal for $35. Dinner service starts at 5:00pm daily.