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Hosted by Wargin Wines
Sunday, Nov 06, 2016 Saturday, Nov 05, 2016 at Wargin Wines 11 Hangar Way, Watsonville map

The Watsonville Wine & Food Festival is on this Saturday, from 12pm to 4pm.

Why?
Try wines before you buy

Tips buy tickets in advance and save $10 must be 21+ food will be available

Hero sea glass festival
Experience ocean art from the dozens of participating artists.
Sunday, Nov 06, 2016 Saturday, Nov 05, 2016 at 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz map

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

Why?
Perfect timing to do some holiday shopping & support ocean

Tips go hungry - a full bar + food will be open a paid lot and metered

Live in the Atrium
Sunday, Nov 06, 2016 at The Catalyst 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.

Tips Doors open at 8:30

Saturday, Nov 05, 2016 at Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium 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.

Why?
Considered one of the greatest masterpieces of comedy

Tips Can't make it to Santa Cruz show - catch the show in Watsonville instead!

Hero chili cook off at the boardwalk
Bring your appetite and join the fun!
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 at 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz map

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

Why?
killer chili will be made & enjoyed in all forms -- including vegan, vegetarian, spicy, mild, beanless, and meaty varieties.

Tips tasting kits go on sale at 10 & sell out early bring water food & drink vendors at the Boardwalk will be open

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Come early, grab a seat and cheer for your hometown favorites!
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 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.

Why?
Santa Cruz High Marching Band will be marching at 9:45! This is a judged competition, each band will be decked out in full parade regalia!

Tips bring your own chair (or sit on the curb) bring water and sunscreen boardwalk rides will be open from 11 to 7 buy some swag to support the Santa Cruz High Marching Band!

Hero free friday night concerts at the boardwalk
Friday Night Bands on the Beach
Friday, Aug 26, 2016 Friday, Aug 26, 2016 at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz map
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Los Lobos will be performing live on the beach! Playing two free shows, 6:30 & 8:30pm, pick one or stay for both!

Why?
An evening on the beach enjoying live music in Santa Cruz is pretty fantastic!

Tips go early to grab a spot skip parking and take the trolley for $0.25! leave tall chairs and canopies home

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For one night only!
Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way , Santa Cruz map

Moe's Alley welcomes back UK Ska legends The English Beat.

Why?
Moe's Alley is a great venue to listen to any & every music.

Tips Sell out warning - buy tickets early! Doors open at 8pm Buy tickets in advance and save $4 All shows are 21+ online ticket sales stop at midnight the day before the concert

Hero free friday night concerts at the boardwalk
Friday Night Bands on the Beach
Friday, Aug 05, 2016 Friday, Aug 05, 2016 at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz map

Y & T will be performing live on the beach! Playing two free shows, 6:30 & 8:30pm, pick one or stay for both!

Why?
An evening on the beach enjoying live music in Santa Cruz is pretty fantastic!

Tips go early to grab a spot skip parking and take the trolley for $0.25! leave tall chairs and canopies home

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A Pato Banton concert is an event not to be missed and an experience not to be forgotten.
Sunday, Jul 17, 2016 at Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz map

Moe's Alley welcomes back UK Reggae legend Pato Banton backed by The Now Generation Band

Why?
Moe's Alley is a great venue to listen to any & every music.

Tips Doors open at 8:30pm Buy tickets in advance and save $5 All shows are 21+ online ticket sales stop at midnight 1-day before the event

Hero free friday night concerts at the boardwalk
Friday Night Bands on the Beach
Friday, Jul 15, 2016 Friday, Jul 15, 2016 at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz map

Santana's original lead singer Gregg Rolie will be performing live on the beach! Playing two free shows, 6:30 & 8:30pm, pick one or stay for both!

Why?
An evening on the beach enjoying live music in Santa Cruz is pretty fantastic!

Tips go early to grab a spot skip parking and take the trolley for $0.25! leave tall chairs and canopies home

Hero jazz on the wharf
Presented by the City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department, sponsored by the Santa Cruz Wharf
Sunday, Apr 24, 2016 at 21 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz map

Enjoy a relaxing Sunday afternoon at Jazz on the Wharf

Why?
It’s free + great jazz & beautiful scenery.

Tips Wear comfortable shoes - the wharf is more than a mile long pack water and a sunhat wine will be available for purchase - proceeds benefit the Friends of Parks and Recreation

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Every third Sunday of the month at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Sunday, Apr 17, 2016 at 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz map

Do you love science? How do you feel about the ocean? Curious about the world around you?

Why?
The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is a gem of a science center for adults to explore, kiddos to learn, and it doubles as the marine lab for UCSC science students.

Tips lecture passes are available at the admissions counter at noon doors open at 12:30 lectures start at 1 seating is limited on first-come and there is no late seating

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Date night in Capitola
Saturday, Apr 16, 2016 at 3555 Clares Street, Capitola map

Join pianist Robert Ridder for a night of Jazz and Pop Standards with Zizzo's very own Christine Shelton on vocals! Two great talents will make for an awesome evening.

Why?
Fun place for a weekend date night.

Tips Pair your wine of choice with an appetizer and stay awhile

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at the Rio Theatre
Friday, Apr 15, 2016 at 1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz map

Pete Yorn is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and drummer who first gained international recognition after his debut record, Musicforthemorningafter, was released to critical and commercial acclaim in 2001. Known for playing the bulk of the instruments on his records, Pete Yorn is coming to the Rio in Santa Cruz this week!

Why?
Will be a fun show!

Tips General admission seating - arrive early for best seat choice

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Beyond Borders
Friday, Apr 15, 2016 at 705 Front St, Santa Cruz map

Come dance to Oaxacan music, enjoy tamales and tejate from Senderos, extract DNA from a strawberry and catch a film screening of Documentary Libertad, about an indigenous transwoman from Oaxaca whose life journey transcends multiple borders.

Why?
Engage with community activism through hands-on workshops.

Tips Tamales and drinks will be available for purchase Don't miss the Beach Flats Community Garden popup photo show

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Redwood Rebels Vs. Steamer Janes
Saturday, Apr 09, 2016 at 307 Church St, Santa Cruz map

A Home Team Battle is about to go down between the Steamer Janes and the Redwood Rebels! The winner of this game will be one step closer to the 2016 Championship Trophy.

Why?
Roller derby sporting bouts are super fun to watch! Get ready for quick moves, fast skates and fun crowds!

Tips tickets are limited Wheelchair Accessible and Companion seating is available at all price levels

Hero spring plant sale
Saturday April 9th!
Saturday, Apr 09, 2016 at 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz map

Oh, gardeners of the Central Coast … are you ready for this?!

Why?
The best place on earth to find unique flora that will thrive in your garden!

Tips bring cash to purchase a snack or a drink the Valet Wheelbarrow Service will be available to help load your new plants into your car

Hero free admission community day at the arboretum
The first Tuesday of each month, the Arboretum is open with freeadmission!
Tuesday, Apr 05, 2016 at 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz map

Experience the wonders of the Arboretum and find some inspiration as you walk through the gardens … From New Zealand to California, South Africa to Australia!

Why?
The arboretum gives us all a chance to see floras from New Zealand and beyond!

Tips Wear a hat wear comfortable walking gear pack water leave time to stop by the gift shop

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