French Class (intermediate)
Feb
20
6:15 PM18:15

French Class (intermediate)

Learn French with Alliance Française, an international organization, that aims to promote French language and culture around the world.Learn grammar through conversation. Teachers are French native speakers. For more information please visit: http://www.afscv.org/

Winter session runs 11 weeks and classes are 1.5 hours on Tuesdays from 6:15pm to 7:45pm.

$295 for 11 weeks of classes

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LEARN: Stories of Personal Empowerment with Midwives
Feb
21
5:30 PM17:30

LEARN: Stories of Personal Empowerment with Midwives

Enjoy an evening of birth stories through presentations and discussions with midwives from Birth Happens. Learn about the Tell Me a Good Birth Story project that focuses on personal empowerment from birth onward.

Presentation topics include home birth, history of birthing, and hospital birth. After each presentation, learn more from the organizer with group discussions. Close the event with a facilitated group centering exercise.

This event requires admission ($10 general admission. $8 students and teachers. Members get in free.)

Learn more about membership.

Made possible in part by Nordic Naturals and MAH Members.

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French Class (beginner 3)
Feb
21
6:15 PM18:15

French Class (beginner 3)

Learn French with Alliance Française, an international organization, that aims to promote French language and culture around the world.Learn grammar through conversation. Teachers are French native speakers. For more information please visit: http://www.afscv.org/

Winter session runs 11 weeks and classes are 1.5 hours on Wednesdays from 6:15pm to 7:45pm.

$295 for 11 weeks of classes

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Friday Make Night: Book Page Flowers
Feb
23
5:00 PM17:00

Friday Make Night: Book Page Flowers

Come to the MAH and turn old book pages into Flowers!

This Friday, read, tear, make and fold by turning old books into new art forms. We will be showing how to make flowers, but we want you to experiment with book arts in general! The flowers will be turned into a collaborative art piece that will be displayed at our annual art gala fundraiser.

This is a drop-in activity. It is free and open to the public.

Made possible in part by Nordic Naturals and MAH Members.

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The Red Ball
Feb
24
6:00 PM18:00

The Red Ball

The Red Ball

The MAH’s expansion in Abbott Square has unleashed an explosion of creativity downtown. In 2018, your support will keep our community growing and blooming. Come celebrate with us at the Red Ball: a vibrant evening filled with delicious food, unexpected connections, incredible live auction, and artful surprises.

 

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Play with Art!
Feb
25
11:00 AM11:00

Play with Art!

The Downtown Santa Cruz Boy’s and Girl’s Club will be showcasing their artwork in a Youth Art show, as well as leading a hands on art activity for you to engage in! These art-centered activities are focused on engaging families and nurturing a love of art. Various activities include yarn bombing and 3Dlab, led by kids from the Boys & Girls Club.

Art Activity: 11 am – 2 pm

Youth Art show: 11 am – 5 pm 

This activity is drop-in and free!

Made possible in part by Nordic Naturals and MAH Members.

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Santa Cruz Word Church—Weekly Meeting
Feb
26
4:00 PM16:00

Santa Cruz Word Church—Weekly Meeting

Gather every Monday to write with fellow attendees in an open writing workshop from 4-5pm. Enjoy an open mic followed by a featured poet starting at 5:30pm. 

Word Church is a community of local poets who recognize and value the power of spoken word as a means of healing, growing, and empowering each other.

This event is organized by the Legendary Collective
Admission is sliding scale from $2-7.

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French Class (beginner)
Feb
26
6:15 PM18:15

French Class (beginner)

Learn French with Alliance Française, an international organization, that aims to promote French language and culture around the world.Learn grammar through conversation. Teachers are French native speakers. For more information please visit: http://www.afscv.org/

Winter session runs 11 weeks and classes are 1.5 hours on Mondays from 615pm to 745pm.

$295 for 11 weeks of classes

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French Class (intermediate)
Feb
27
6:15 PM18:15

French Class (intermediate)

Learn French with Alliance Française, an international organization, that aims to promote French language and culture around the world.Learn grammar through conversation. Teachers are French native speakers. For more information please visit: http://www.afscv.org/

Winter session runs 11 weeks and classes are 1.5 hours on Tuesdays from 6:15pm to 7:45pm.

$295 for 11 weeks of classes

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Learn on Wednesdays
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Learn on Wednesdays

Expand your horizons and learn something new about art, history, social justice, wellness and more.  Every Wednesday night at the MAH you will be events like talks, film screenings, community discussions, panels, and more. Stay tuned!

Made possible in part by Nordic Naturals and MAH Members.

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French Class (beginner 3)
Feb
28
6:15 PM18:15

French Class (beginner 3)

Learn French with Alliance Française, an international organization, that aims to promote French language and culture around the world.Learn grammar through conversation. Teachers are French native speakers. For more information please visit: http://www.afscv.org/

Winter session runs 11 weeks and classes are 1.5 hours on Wednesdays from 6:15pm to 7:45pm.

$295 for 11 weeks of classes

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First Friday
Mar
2
5:00 PM17:00

First Friday

Explore three floors of exhibitions for free. Dig into a hands-on activity that’s great for all ages.

ART ACTIVITY | 5-9 PM | atrium | Enjoy an art activity that's great for friend, families, and all ages! 

FREE EXHIBITIONS | All day | entire museum | Dig deeper into old favorites like the history gallery and enjoy exploring new ones like California's Wild Edge: Prints by Tom Killion.

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Artist Talk with Tom Killion
Mar
2
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk with Tom Killion

Explore the California coast through prints and poetry with exhibiting artist Tom Killion. Tom will be talking more in-depth about his newest collaboration with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder, California’s Wild Edge: The Coast in Poetry, Prints, and History. Come hear the story behind the book and find out more about Tom’s artistic process

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Live Music by The Crafters
Mar
3
6:30 PM18:30

Live Music by The Crafters

Every Saturday night, Abbott Square Market is the place to be for dinner, drinks, and free live music! This weekend we invite you to join us for a performance by The Crafters. 

Be it Funk, Rock, Hip-Hop or Soul, The Crafters have got you covered. Hailing from the surf riddled coast of California, this four-man band's influences are as diverse as the state they hail from. Their aim to create unity and community through their music. Many of the themes of their original and cover songs are based in creating love and peace, but you wouldn't know it with the hard hitting soul-funk-rock blasting from the speakers.

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Play: Weaving with Recycled Materials
Mar
4
11:00 AM11:00

Play: Weaving with Recycled Materials

Come to the MAH and turn old paper materials in a weaving! This Sunday, read, cut, weave and make new beautiful creations in a Free, family friendly, drop in art activity.

We will be showing basics of paper weaving as well as a few more intricate designs. We will be using old magazines as well as our old exhibition materials. This project is to celebrate the last week of a beautiful woven art piece by Miguel Arzabe.

Made possible in part by Nordic Naturals and MAH Members.

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Santa Cruz Word Church—Weekly Meeting
Mar
5
4:00 PM16:00

Santa Cruz Word Church—Weekly Meeting

Gather every Monday to write with fellow attendees in an open writing workshop from 4-5pm. Enjoy an open mic followed by a featured poet starting at 5:30pm. 

Word Church is a community of local poets who recognize and value the power of spoken word as a means of healing, growing, and empowering each other.

This event is organized by the Legendary Collective
Admission is sliding scale from $2-7.

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French Class (beginner)
Mar
5
6:15 PM18:15

French Class (beginner)

Learn French with Alliance Française, an international organization, that aims to promote French language and culture around the world.Learn grammar through conversation. Teachers are French native speakers. For more information please visit: http://www.afscv.org/

Winter session runs 11 weeks and classes are 1.5 hours on Mondays from 615pm to 745pm.

$295 for 11 weeks of classes

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Death Cafe
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

Death Cafe

Come eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Join Spoken/Unspoken exhibition collaborators Hospice of Santa Cruz County for a casual conversation about death, dying, and how to make the most out of life. This Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is not grief support group or counseling session, just some folks getting together to eat cake and talk about death.

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French Class (intermediate)
Mar
6
6:15 PM18:15

French Class (intermediate)

Learn French with Alliance Française, an international organization, that aims to promote French language and culture around the world.Learn grammar through conversation. Teachers are French native speakers. For more information please visit: http://www.afscv.org/

Winter session runs 11 weeks and classes are 1.5 hours on Tuesdays from 6:15pm to 7:45pm.

$295 for 11 weeks of classes

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Learn on Wednesdays
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Learn on Wednesdays

Expand your horizons and learn something new about art, history, social justice, wellness and more.  Every Wednesday night at the MAH you will be events like talks, film screenings, community discussions, panels, and more. Stay tuned!

Made possible in part by Nordic Naturals and MAH Members.

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French Class (beginner 3)
Mar
7
6:15 PM18:15

French Class (beginner 3)

Learn French with Alliance Française, an international organization, that aims to promote French language and culture around the world.Learn grammar through conversation. Teachers are French native speakers. For more information please visit: http://www.afscv.org/

Winter session runs 11 weeks and classes are 1.5 hours on Wednesdays from 6:15pm to 7:45pm.

$295 for 11 weeks of classes

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Make: Positive Patches with Subjects to Change
Mar
9
5:00 PM17:00

Make: Positive Patches with Subjects to Change

Come make print patches from carved stamps that promote positive statements and self expression!

This Friday we will be printing patches with positive sentiments made by teens in Subjects to Change. This is a free, all ages, family friendly, drop in art activity! Bring your own t-shirt or tote if you want, but we will have patches for you to make!

WHAT IS SUBJECTS TO CHANGE? Subjects to Change is a program geared for teenagers who want to make a difference in Santa Cruz county by raising awareness of community issues through collaborative arts and creative experiences. This program focuses on exploring what it means to be an active community member, how as a community member you can create change, and the tools necessary to ignite leadership.

Made possible in part by Nordic Naturals and MAH Members.

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Play with Music- Shoe box Guitars
Mar
11
11:00 AM11:00

Play with Music- Shoe box Guitars

Come to the MAH and PLAY with Music by creating a guitar out of a shoebox!

Take some art materials and transform a mundane shoe box into an extraordinary instrument. Design, create and play with this fun DIY project. Play with Music is a series of free, all ages, drop in activities where you play and explore with music in different ways.

Made possible in part by Nordic Naturals and MAH Members.

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Book Club: The Santa Cruz Pickwick Club
Mar
11
2:00 PM14:00

Book Club: The Santa Cruz Pickwick Club

The Pickwick Book Club is a community of local bookworms, students, and teachers who meet monthly to discuss a nineteenth-century novel, beginning this January with Charles Dickens’s Little Dorrit. Join us each month for conversations about the novel and guest speaker presentations to help us contextualize our readings.

SECOND SUNDAYS OF THE MONTH
JANUARY–MAY 2018 AT 2:00 PM
 

Questions? Visit dickens.ucsc.edu or call 831/459-2103

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Santa Cruz Word Church—Weekly Meeting
Mar
12
4:00 PM16:00

Santa Cruz Word Church—Weekly Meeting

Gather every Monday to write with fellow attendees in an open writing workshop from 4-5pm. Enjoy an open mic followed by a featured poet starting at 5:30pm. 

Word Church is a community of local poets who recognize and value the power of spoken word as a means of healing, growing, and empowering each other.

This event is organized by the Legendary Collective
Admission is sliding scale from $2-7.

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French Class (beginner)
Mar
12
6:15 PM18:15

French Class (beginner)

Learn French with Alliance Française, an international organization, that aims to promote French language and culture around the world.Learn grammar through conversation. Teachers are French native speakers. For more information please visit: http://www.afscv.org/

Winter session runs 11 weeks and classes are 1.5 hours on Mondays from 615pm to 745pm.

$295 for 11 weeks of classes

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French Class (intermediate)
Mar
13
6:15 PM18:15

French Class (intermediate)

Learn French with Alliance Française, an international organization, that aims to promote French language and culture around the world.Learn grammar through conversation. Teachers are French native speakers. For more information please visit: http://www.afscv.org/

Winter session runs 11 weeks and classes are 1.5 hours on Tuesdays from 6:15pm to 7:45pm.

$295 for 11 weeks of classes

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Learn on Wednesdays
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Learn on Wednesdays

Expand your horizons and learn something new about art, history, social justice, wellness and more.  Every Wednesday night at the MAH you will be events like talks, film screenings, community discussions, panels, and more. Stay tuned!

Made possible in part by Nordic Naturals and MAH Members.

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French Class (beginner 3)
Mar
14
6:15 PM18:15

French Class (beginner 3)

Learn French with Alliance Française, an international organization, that aims to promote French language and culture around the world.Learn grammar through conversation. Teachers are French native speakers. For more information please visit: http://www.afscv.org/

Winter session runs 11 weeks and classes are 1.5 hours on Wednesdays from 6:15pm to 7:45pm.

$295 for 11 weeks of classes

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Printmaking Takeover with Little Giant Collective
Mar
16
5:00 PM17:00

Printmaking Takeover with Little Giant Collective

Come to the MAH and MAKE art with local printmakers.

This Friday, meet the Little Giant Collective, a group of local print makers. They will take over the Atrium and have demonstrations and drop-in activities for all ages. Bring some cash if you want to buy some art from them, but the event is free to attend. All materials will be provided for these activities, but feel free to bring your own tote bags or t-shirts if you want to print on those!

Made possible in part by Nordic Naturals and MAH Members.

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Play: Superhero Sunday
Mar
18
11:00 AM11:00

Play: Superhero Sunday

Come to the MAH and find your inner Super hero!

This Sunday, make your own superhero cape and mask, pose for a photo in our superhero photo booth and make your own superhero trading card! This is a free, drop in, all ages activity! It will happen in Abbott Square if the weather is nice, if not it will be happening in the museum!

Made possible in part by Nordic Naturals and MAH Members.

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Santa Cruz Word Church—Weekly Meeting
Mar
19
4:00 PM16:00

Santa Cruz Word Church—Weekly Meeting

Gather every Monday to write with fellow attendees in an open writing workshop from 4-5pm. Enjoy an open mic followed by a featured poet starting at 5:30pm. 

Word Church is a community of local poets who recognize and value the power of spoken word as a means of healing, growing, and empowering each other.

This event is organized by the Legendary Collective
Admission is sliding scale from $2-7.

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French Class (beginner)
Mar
19
6:15 PM18:15

French Class (beginner)

Learn French with Alliance Française, an international organization, that aims to promote French language and culture around the world.Learn grammar through conversation. Teachers are French native speakers. For more information please visit: http://www.afscv.org/

Winter session runs 11 weeks and classes are 1.5 hours on Mondays from 615pm to 745pm.

$295 for 11 weeks of classes

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French Class (intermediate)
Mar
20
6:15 PM18:15

French Class (intermediate)

Learn French with Alliance Française, an international organization, that aims to promote French language and culture around the world.Learn grammar through conversation. Teachers are French native speakers. For more information please visit: http://www.afscv.org/

Winter session runs 11 weeks and classes are 1.5 hours on Tuesdays from 6:15pm to 7:45pm.

$295 for 11 weeks of classes

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Learn on Wednesdays
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Learn on Wednesdays

Expand your horizons and learn something new about art, history, social justice, wellness and more.  Every Wednesday night at the MAH you will be events like talks, film screenings, community discussions, panels, and more. Stay tuned!

Made possible in part by Nordic Naturals and MAH Members.

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French Class (beginner 3)
Mar
21
6:15 PM18:15

French Class (beginner 3)

Learn French with Alliance Française, an international organization, that aims to promote French language and culture around the world.Learn grammar through conversation. Teachers are French native speakers. For more information please visit: http://www.afscv.org/

Winter session runs 11 weeks and classes are 1.5 hours on Wednesdays from 6:15pm to 7:45pm.

$295 for 11 weeks of classes

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DIY Stamp Making and Youth Art Show
Mar
23
5:00 PM17:00

DIY Stamp Making and Youth Art Show

Come to the MAH and MAKE your own stamps!

This Friday, design cut and make your own stamps with the Boys and Girls Club. At this drop in, all ages art activity you will learn how to take simple materials and transform them into printmaking materials! 

Make sure you check out the Boys and Girls Club Youth Art Winners as well!

Made possible in part by Nordic Naturals and MAH Members.

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Play: Harp Strings & Harmony
Mar
25
11:00 AM11:00

Play: Harp Strings & Harmony

11am – 1pm String Art Activity with the MAH
2pm – 4pm Harp Concert by the Community Music School

Come to the MAH and PLAY with Music, featuring Harps!

Do you love the Harp, strings and music! Well, get creative with strings, by making art and listening to harps. We will have a string art activity in the Secret Garden behind the Museum and at 2 pm we will have a Harp Concert in the Atrium. During intermission, musicians will allow you to see their instruments up close with a harp petting zoo.

Made possible in part by Nordic Naturals and MAH Members.

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Santa Cruz Word Church—Weekly Meeting
Mar
26
4:00 PM16:00

Santa Cruz Word Church—Weekly Meeting

Gather every Monday to write with fellow attendees in an open writing workshop from 4-5pm. Enjoy an open mic followed by a featured poet starting at 5:30pm. 

Word Church is a community of local poets who recognize and value the power of spoken word as a means of healing, growing, and empowering each other.

This event is organized by the Legendary Collective
Admission is sliding scale from $2-7.

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Learn on Wednesdays
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Learn on Wednesdays

Expand your horizons and learn something new about art, history, social justice, wellness and more.  Every Wednesday night at the MAH you will be events like talks, film screenings, community discussions, panels, and more. Stay tuned!

Made possible in part by Nordic Naturals and MAH Members.

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Screen Printing
Mar
30
5:00 PM17:00

Screen Printing

Come to the MAH and MAKE art by Screen Printing.

This Friday, we will take over the Atrium and have screen printing demonstrations and drop-in activities for all ages. Paper and some fabric materials will be provided for these activities, but feel free to bring your own tote bags or t-shirts if you want to print on those!!

Made possible in part by Nordic Naturals and MAH Members.

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Santa Cruz Word Church—Weekly Meeting
Apr
2
4:00 PM16:00

Santa Cruz Word Church—Weekly Meeting

Gather every Monday to write with fellow attendees in an open writing workshop from 4-5pm. Enjoy an open mic followed by a featured poet starting at 5:30pm. 

Word Church is a community of local poets who recognize and value the power of spoken word as a means of healing, growing, and empowering each other.

This event is organized by the Legendary Collective
Admission is sliding scale from $2-7.

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First Friday
Apr
6
5:00 PM17:00

First Friday

Explore three floors of exhibitions for free. Dig into a hands-on activity that’s great for all ages.

ART ACTIVITY | 5-9 PM | atrium | Enjoy an art activity that's great for friend, families, and all ages! 

FREE EXHIBITIONS | All day | entire museum | Dig deeper into old favorites like the history gallery and enjoy exploring new ones like California's Wild Edge: Prints by Tom Killion.

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Qing Ming Work Party
Apr
7
9:30 AM09:30

Qing Ming Work Party

*Please note that this event is not at the MAH, but at Evergreen Cemetery across from Harvey West Park.

Make your mark and restore local Chinese history.

Join the Evergreen Restoration Committee in a work party to celebrate the Chinese cultural holiday of Qing Ming.

Qing Ming is about honoring the departed spirits of your family members. This is traditionally celebrated by cleaning their grave sites and making an offering. MAH’s Evergreen Cemetery Restoration Committee has been working for years to restore this historic site. This work includes the addition of the Chinese Memorial Gate to honor the Chinese migrants who are buried in the Cemetery.

We’ll be working to restore the cemetery and clean up some of the vegetation that has grown this past winter. Gloves, tools, and water will be provided to our workers. All volunteers are welcome.

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Hike, Observe, Draw, Repeat.
Apr
8
10:00 AM10:00

Hike, Observe, Draw, Repeat.

Grab your sketchbook and join scientific illustrator Fiona MacLean for a nature journal outing out in the Pogonip. Take in views from one of Tom Killion’s famous prints of downtown Santa Cruz from this scenic spot. Whether you are new to nature journaling or experienced, we’d love to have your company, curiosity, and knowledge on this field trip. 

Nature Hike & Sketch Checklist

Required: Journal &  Pencil

Recommended: Sun protection, Layers, Water, Something to share for a picnic lunch (we’ll break towards the end to eat, share food, questions, and techniques.)

Optional: Any other portable mediums you like to work with (optional), Watercolors and paintbrush, Colored pencil, Markers, Pen, Binos, Camp chair, flora/fauna guides.

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Book Club: The Santa Cruz Pickwick Club
Apr
8
2:00 PM14:00

Book Club: The Santa Cruz Pickwick Club

The Pickwick Book Club is a community of local bookworms, students, and teachers who meet monthly to discuss a nineteenth-century novel, beginning this January with Charles Dickens’s Little Dorrit. Join us each month for conversations about the novel and guest speaker presentations to help us contextualize our readings.

SECOND SUNDAYS OF THE MONTH
JANUARY–MAY 2018 AT 2:00 PM
 

Questions? Visit dickens.ucsc.edu or call 831/459-2103

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Santa Cruz Word Church—Weekly Meeting
Apr
9
4:00 PM16:00

Santa Cruz Word Church—Weekly Meeting

Gather every Monday to write with fellow attendees in an open writing workshop from 4-5pm. Enjoy an open mic followed by a featured poet starting at 5:30pm. 

Word Church is a community of local poets who recognize and value the power of spoken word as a means of healing, growing, and empowering each other.

This event is organized by the Legendary Collective
Admission is sliding scale from $2-7.

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Santa Cruz Word Church—Weekly Meeting
Apr
16
4:00 PM16:00

Santa Cruz Word Church—Weekly Meeting

Gather every Monday to write with fellow attendees in an open writing workshop from 4-5pm. Enjoy an open mic followed by a featured poet starting at 5:30pm. 

Word Church is a community of local poets who recognize and value the power of spoken word as a means of healing, growing, and empowering each other.

This event is organized by the Legendary Collective
Admission is sliding scale from $2-7.

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Santa Cruz Word Church—Weekly Meeting
Apr
23
4:00 PM16:00

Santa Cruz Word Church—Weekly Meeting

Gather every Monday to write with fellow attendees in an open writing workshop from 4-5pm. Enjoy an open mic followed by a featured poet starting at 5:30pm. 

Word Church is a community of local poets who recognize and value the power of spoken word as a means of healing, growing, and empowering each other.

This event is organized by the Legendary Collective
Admission is sliding scale from $2-7.

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Santa Cruz Word Church—Weekly Meeting
Apr
30
4:00 PM16:00

Santa Cruz Word Church—Weekly Meeting

Gather every Monday to write with fellow attendees in an open writing workshop from 4-5pm. Enjoy an open mic followed by a featured poet starting at 5:30pm. 

Word Church is a community of local poets who recognize and value the power of spoken word as a means of healing, growing, and empowering each other.

This event is organized by the Legendary Collective
Admission is sliding scale from $2-7.

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French Class (beginner)
Feb
19
6:15 PM18:15

French Class (beginner)

Learn French with Alliance Française, an international organization, that aims to promote French language and culture around the world.Learn grammar through conversation. Teachers are French native speakers. For more information please visit: http://www.afscv.org/

Winter session runs 11 weeks and classes are 1.5 hours on Mondays from 615pm to 745pm.

$295 for 11 weeks of classes

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Santa Cruz Word Church—Weekly Meeting
Feb
19
4:00 PM16:00

Santa Cruz Word Church—Weekly Meeting

Gather every Monday to write with fellow attendees in an open writing workshop from 4-5pm. Enjoy an open mic followed by a featured poet starting at 5:30pm. 

Word Church is a community of local poets who recognize and value the power of spoken word as a means of healing, growing, and empowering each other.

This event is organized by the Legendary Collective
Admission is sliding scale from $2-7.

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Live Music by Mark Creech
Feb
18
5:30 PM17:30

Live Music by Mark Creech

The great folks at Abbott Square Market are bring music to the square this Sunday. Come enjoy the end of the weekend with a live acoustic performance by Mark Creech. Come sip, eat, and enjoy the music! 

Mark grew up in the Santa Cruz area. As a kid he loved to listen to rock bands like Led Zeppelin and Creedence, but he was also heavily influenced by his dad’s collection of outlaw country records by Roger Miller, Kris Kristofferson and the like. His third grade teacher used to lend him her Beatles albums, which led to his first crush. He still wonders whatever happened to Miss Russmore. And he still loves the Beatles.

Mark plays the songs people want to hear, and he loves introducing people to music they have not heard. “For me,” Mark says, “it’s all about the love of music—finding and sharing great songs. Whether you’re listening or performing, music is the common language—it transcen

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Sunday Play: Slime Time!
Feb
18
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Play: Slime Time!

Come to the MAH and play with Slime.

Dig your hands into different colors, textures and goops of slime! Learn a new slime recipe, get messy and make your own. This Sunday we will be trying out some slime recipes to make, play with and get creative. Great for all ages.

This is a drop-in activity. It is free and open to the public.

Made possible in part by Nordic Naturals and MAH Members.

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Saturday Night Live Music by Matt Masih & the Messengers
Feb
17
6:30 PM18:30

Saturday Night Live Music by Matt Masih & the Messengers

Come get down with Matt Masih & the Messengers this Saturday night at Abbott Square Market! All ages are welcome to come enjoy the show.

Saturday Night Music is hosted by the wonderful people at Abbott Square Market.

Matt Masih & the Messengers have been dominating the west-coast music scene for the last 2 years. Their new full-length record, COMMOTION, that was released last Fall is highly anticipated to be the new sound that listeners will cling to. With BIG horn lines, catchy hooks, and down-to-earth lyrics; The Messengers live show is a must-see. Being a 6-piece Jam Band (funk/soul/groove/reggae) hailing from SANTA CRUZ, CA., "We believe that music is best when it truly comes from your heart and feelings, this is why we have a lot of room in our songs for improv solo's that enhances creativity and paints a picture through sound. Whatever's inside of us, comes out through notes which creates harmony and allows us to make music through unity! You make what we do happen, so thanks for your support.”

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Dr. Eyal Weizman, “The Architectural Sensorium”
Feb
16
5:30 PM17:30

Dr. Eyal Weizman, “The Architectural Sensorium”

Lecture and film screening.

Dr. Eyal Weizman is Professor of Spatial and Visual Culture and Director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is also a global professor at Princeton University and the founder of Forensic Architecture, an interdisciplinary research agency that works with activists and civil society activists worldwide. Dr. Weizman’s recent publications include Forensic Architecture: Violence at the Threshold of Detectability (2017), The Conflict Shoreline (with Fazal Sheikh, 2015), and FORENSIS (with Anselm Franke, 2014).

For more information please visit: http://events.ucsc.edu/event/4776

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Friday Make Night: Book Page Flowers
Feb
16
5:00 PM17:00

Friday Make Night: Book Page Flowers

Come to the MAH and turn old book pages into Flowers!

This Friday, read, tear, make and fold by turning old books into new art forms. We will be showing how to make flowers, but we want you to experiment with book arts in general! The flowers will be turned into a collaborative art piece that will be displayed at our annual art gala fundraiser.

This is a drop-in activity. It is free and open to the public.

Made possible in part by Nordic Naturals and MAH Members.

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French Class (beginner 3)
Feb
14
6:15 PM18:15

French Class (beginner 3)

Learn French with Alliance Française, an international organization, that aims to promote French language and culture around the world.Learn grammar through conversation. Teachers are French native speakers. For more information please visit: http://www.afscv.org/

Winter session runs 11 weeks and classes are 1.5 hours on Wednesdays from 6:15pm to 7:45pm.

$295 for 11 weeks of classes

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LEARN: Potluck and Conversation on Love and Barriers
Feb
14
6:00 PM18:00

LEARN: Potluck and Conversation on Love and Barriers

Join a community table potluck for a conversation about love and barriers. Is it trust, stereotypes, fear, affection, space? From stories to philosophies, learn from one another about definitions of connection and the circumstances that break or prevent those connections. Facilitators will help guide this conversation. Bring your favorite food and drink and share your thoughts at the table!

This event requires admission ($10 general admission. $8 students and teachers. Members get in free.)

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Valentine's Day Live Music by Scott Owens
Feb
14
5:30 PM17:30

Valentine's Day Live Music by Scott Owens

The great folks at Abbott Square Market are bring music to the square this Valentines's Day. Enjoy live music featuring Scott Owens with your Valentine. Our vendors will have food and drink specials to make the evening extra special. Enjoy a delicious dinner with your loved ones at Abbott Square Market! 

Scott Owens is a veteran guitarist/singer/songwriter who has performed for many years in venues all over America. He has opened for and performed with many major recording
artists including Kenny Loggins, Todd Rundgren, Leon Russell, Dr. John, Taj Mahal. Jesse Colin Young, Mose Allison, and Willie Dixon.

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French Class (intermediate)
Feb
13
6:15 PM18:15

French Class (intermediate)

Learn French with Alliance Française, an international organization, that aims to promote French language and culture around the world.Learn grammar through conversation. Teachers are French native speakers. For more information please visit: http://www.afscv.org/

Winter session runs 11 weeks and classes are 1.5 hours on Tuesdays from 6:15pm to 7:45pm.

$295 for 11 weeks of classes

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French Class (beginner)
Feb
12
6:15 PM18:15

French Class (beginner)

Learn French with Alliance Française, an international organization, that aims to promote French language and culture around the world.Learn grammar through conversation. Teachers are French native speakers. For more information please visit: http://www.afscv.org/

Winter session runs 11 weeks and classes are 1.5 hours on Mondays from 615pm to 745pm.

$295 for 11 weeks of classes

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Santa Cruz Word Church—Weekly Meeting
Feb
12
4:00 PM16:00

Santa Cruz Word Church—Weekly Meeting

Gather every Monday to write with fellow attendees in an open writing workshop from 4-5pm. Enjoy an open mic followed by a featured poet starting at 5:30pm. 

Word Church is a community of local poets who recognize and value the power of spoken word as a means of healing, growing, and empowering each other.

This event is organized by the Legendary Collective
Admission is sliding scale from $2-7.

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Book Club: The Santa Cruz Pickwick Club
Feb
11
2:00 PM14:00

Book Club: The Santa Cruz Pickwick Club

The Pickwick Book Club is a community of local bookworms, students, and teachers who meet monthly to discuss a nineteenth-century novel, beginning this January with Charles Dickens’s Little Dorrit. Join us each month for conversations about the novel and guest speaker presentations to help us contextualize our readings.

SECOND SUNDAYS OF THE MONTH
JANUARY–MAY 2018 AT 2:00 PM
 

Questions? Visit dickens.ucsc.edu or call 831/459-2103

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PLAY with Art: What’s in Your Heart?
Feb
11
11:00 AM11:00

PLAY with Art: What’s in Your Heart?

Create your very own “What’s In Your Heart” drawing on Sunday, February 11th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, and have your art displayed at the MAH throughout the event*.

This event is co-hosted by Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services. Jacob's Hear presents “What’s In Your Heart”, a special family Valentine’s Day event to bring together Jacob’s Heart families and the entire Santa Cruz Community. 

What’s in your heart? Visit the MAH on Sunday 2/11 for a creative hands-on, all-ages drop-in activity.   *Art will be on display until 5 pm Sunday 2/11.

Learn more about Jacob’s Heart: http://www.jacobsheart.org/
IG:@jacobsheartkids

This event is a drop-in activity, free, and open to the public.

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Pop-Up Installation: Conversations I Wish I Had
Feb
11
10:00 AM10:00

Pop-Up Installation: Conversations I Wish I Had

If given the chance to pick up the phone and talk to someone who has died, what would you say? The conversation about death and dying is for everyone. Join Death Dialogue founder Morgan Brown for a pop-up installation of Conversations I Wish I Had — a private and collapsible telephone booth — in Abbot Square. Together, we can bring this topic out in the open and away from the dusty, cobwebbed corner of society where it often lives.

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Saturday Night Live Music by Blue Summit
Feb
10
6:30 PM18:30

Saturday Night Live Music by Blue Summit

Enjoy Music every Saturday Night in Abbott Square, put on by the great folks at Abbott Square Market. This weekend come jam with Blue Summit! All ages are welcome.

AJ Lee & Blue Summit (AJ Lee, Isaac Cornelius, Sam Kemiji, Jesse Fichman and Sully Tuttle) started out as a group of bluegrass festival-going hooligans who loved to hang out and jam. In 2015, they decided it was time to become a band, and Blue Summit was born. Fueled by the powerfully sweet and recognizable voice of seven-time NCBS award winning vocalist and IBMA 2017 Momentum Vocalist nominee AJ Lee, along with the masterful instrumental work of the band, Blue Summit has created an exciting repertoire of originals and covers spanning many genres including Bluegrass, Folk, Americana, Western Swing, and Blues.

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Discussion with Ralph Abraham: A Gender Tipping Point
Feb
10
11:00 AM11:00

Discussion with Ralph Abraham: A Gender Tipping Point

Researchers Anonymous presents a discussion with Ralph Abraham. UCSC Professor Emeritus Abraham is the creator of the Santa Cruz Hip History Project and editor of two books: Hip Santa Cruz Volumes 1 and 2, with Volume 3 on the way.

He observes, “from the florescence of hip culture in Santa Cruz in the 1960s there emerged the longer lasting feminist revolution of the 1970s.” This presentation promises to be a fun opportunity to “speculate together on the dynamics of this important bifurcation.” And as history researchers how do we capture and relate events that happened in many of our own lifetimes?

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Discussion: How Art Transforms Communities
Feb
9
5:30 PM17:30

Discussion: How Art Transforms Communities

Join in the conversation about how art transforms communities. Meet guest speakers Betty Avila and Alexa Kim from Self Help Graphics in LA.

As part of Santa Cruz’s countywide SPOKEN/UNSPOKEN exhibition series, the Sesnon Art Gallery at UC Santa Cruz highlights a collection of artists and activists engaged with forms of resistance in the exhibition, Forms of Resistance.

 Many of the works are from Self Help Graphics, a print studio and gallery founded in 1970 in the heart of East Los Angeles, dedicated to the production, interpretation, and distribution of prints and other art media by Chicano/a and Latino/a artists. 

For more information, visit the Sesnon Gallery website and

https://www.selfhelpgraphics.com/ 

 

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Friday Make Night: Artivism Printmaking
Feb
9
5:00 PM17:00

Friday Make Night: Artivism Printmaking

Come to the MAH and be an ARTIVIST with Printmaking.

What happens when Art meets Activism… Artivism! This Friday we will be printing patches with social justice linocuts made by local printmakers. Bring your own t-shirt or tote if you want, but we will have patches for you to make!

This event is a drop-in activity. Free and open to the public.

 

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LEARN: D.I.Y. Narratives: Zine Making and Open Mic
Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

LEARN: D.I.Y. Narratives: Zine Making and Open Mic

Enjoy a night of zine talking, making, and reading with Santa Cruz Zine Fest.

Learn about the production, purpose, and power of zines through a talk from festival organizers. Following the talk, participate in a zine making workshop and learn the creative ways to be active and interactive with it. Close the night with a zine reading from Whitney Kitty, Poliana of Bibliophilliac Zines, Aminta Meheru, and Agustin.

Attendants are encouraged to share their zines created at the event or works in progress.

This event requires admission ($10 general admission. $8 students and teachers. Members get in free.)

Learn more about membership.

 

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French Class (beginner 3)
Feb
7
6:15 PM18:15

French Class (beginner 3)

Learn French with Alliance Française, an international organization, that aims to promote French language and culture around the world.Learn grammar through conversation. Teachers are French native speakers. For more information please visit: http://www.afscv.org/

Winter session runs 11 weeks and classes are 1.5 hours on Wednesdays from 6:15pm to 7:45pm.

$295 for 11 weeks of classes

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French Class (intermediate)
Feb
6
6:15 PM18:15

French Class (intermediate)

Learn French with Alliance Française, an international organization, that aims to promote French language and culture around the world.Learn grammar through conversation. Teachers are French native speakers. For more information please visit: http://www.afscv.org/

Winter session runs 11 weeks and classes are 1.5 hours on Tuesdays from 6:15pm to 7:45pm.

$295 for 11 weeks of classes

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French Class (beginner)
Feb
5
6:15 PM18:15

French Class (beginner)

Learn French with Alliance Française, an international organization, that aims to promote French language and culture around the world.Learn grammar through conversation. Teachers are French native speakers. For more information please visit: http://www.afscv.org/

Winter session runs 11 weeks and classes are 1.5 hours on Mondays from 615pm to 745pm.

$295 for 11 weeks of classes

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Santa Cruz Word Church—Weekly Meeting
Feb
5
4:00 PM16:00

Santa Cruz Word Church—Weekly Meeting

Gather every Monday to write with fellow attendees in an open writing workshop from 4-5pm. Enjoy an open mic followed by a featured poet starting at 5:30pm. 

Word Church is a community of local poets who recognize and value the power of spoken word as a means of healing, growing, and empowering each other.

This event is organized by the Legendary Collective
Admission is sliding scale from $2-7.

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Play with Color: Yarn Bomb!
Feb
4
11:00 AM11:00

Play with Color: Yarn Bomb!

Come to the MAH to PLAY with Color on Sundays. This week, learn how to yarn bomb!

Take some yarn and add color to the mundane. Wrap your initial with yarn, make a magical wand, or learn how to make yarn pom poms…even bring your own object you’ve been dying to yarn bomb. (Bikes are not provided for this yarn bombing activity ;)

Play with Color is a series of all ages drop in activities where you play and explore with color in different ways.

This event is a drop-in activity, free, and open to the public.

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First Friday
Feb
2
5:00 PM17:00

First Friday

Explore three floors of exhibitions for free. Dig into a hands-on activity that’s great for all ages.

ART ACTIVITY | 5-8 PM | atrium and garden room | Create monarch butterfly art and wearable wings. Add your art to a community monarch installation. Meet the wonderful people who work and volunteer at Natural Bridges and learn about these beautiful butterflies. This is event is in partnership with Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks. Bring your wings and say goodbye to Monarch Butterflies at next week’s Migration Festival at Natural Bridges State Beach.

FREE EXHIBITIONS | 10am-9pm | entire museum | Visit old favorites like the History Gallery and Chamber of Heart and Mystery. Dive into our newest exhibition, California’s Wild Edge; Prints by Tom Killion. Immerse yourself the sound installation, Spoken/Unspoken; Stories on Living and Dying.

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French Class (beginner 3)
Jan
31
6:15 PM18:15

French Class (beginner 3)

Learn French with Alliance Française, an international organization, that aims to promote French language and culture around the world.Learn grammar through conversation. Teachers are French native speakers. For more information please visit: http://www.afscv.org/

Winter session runs 11 weeks and classes are 1.5 hours on Wednesdays from 6:15pm to 7:45pm.

$295 for 11 weeks of classes

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21st Century Learning: Dialogue and Film Screening
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

21st Century Learning: Dialogue and Film Screening

Learn about 21st century Learning from Expedition Academy Santa Cruz, enjoy a screening of Most Likely to Succeed followed by a discussion with academy founders Daniel Sommer and Scott Kley Contini.

Expedition Academy Santa Cruz is a team of educators with over 45 years of experience. They believe in creating learning experiences that engage and challenge students to bring out their full potential.  The team is re-designing education to meet the needs of students and prepare them for the ever-changing world of tomorrow. As Expedition Academy, they are bringing this new and innovative educational approach to Santa Cruz!

 

Space is limited, please reserve your free tickets today!**

RSVP on Eventbrite: RSVP on Eventbrite here

**Walk-ins welcome for screening, space will become standing room only when seats are unavailable.

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