First Friday
Jan
5
5:00 PM17:00

First Friday

Explore three floors of exhibitions for free, dance to live music and get hands-on with an all-ages art activity.

ART ACTIVITY | 5-9PM in the Atrium.

LIVE MUSIC | 6:30-9pm | Abbott Square | Pan Dulce from Watsonville CA, is a band with a sweet variety of styles including ska, reggae, & rock! Come dance and rock out with us.

FREE EXHIBITIONS | Explore three floors of exhibitions for free.

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Books and Beers
Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

Books and Beers

Grab a beer and join Sierra Ryan and Elizabeth Birnhaum, two of the authors of the new MAH publication, Harvesting Our Heritage: Bite-Sized Stories from Santa Cruz County History. Learn a little about the local history of hops and beer (and grapes and wine too!). Cheers!

Free/in Abbott Square Marketplace

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Friday Night Live: The Puffball Collective
Nov
24
6:30 PM18:30

Friday Night Live: The Puffball Collective

Enjoy live music every Friday Night in Abbott Square. This week: The Puffball Collective.

The Puffball Collective celebrates as community, the power & healing of music & song, with happy-feet-dancing, spirit-lifting revival  and unifying-revelry

“We present this music to soothe your souls , raise your spirits and rejuvenate & move your bodies so that we all can move forward and do great good in our lives.” – TPC

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Friday Night Live: Flypaper Blues
Nov
17
6:30 PM18:30

Friday Night Live: Flypaper Blues

Enjoy live music every Friday Night in Abbott Square. This week: Flypaper Blues.

Santa Cruz based Americana band Flypaper Blues features 2 part female harmonies, driving upright bass rhythms, foot-stomping drums, mandolin and acoustic guitars. This 100% homegrown, local band brings influences from traditional bluegrass, singer songwriter, to alt-county genres. Songwriting is personal, comedic, and inspired by the existential need to transcend the hazards and pitfalls of modern life with soul nourishing music.

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Shake the Square: Spin Jam
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

Shake the Square: Spin Jam

Santa Cruz Hoop Dance Monthly Spin Jam is ON!

Open to ALL AGES, LEVELS & GENRES…find your groove in this inspiring, lightly facilitated session of improvisation, growth, and play in the MAH’s atrium. Connect with fellow flow-ers as we celebrate our moving bodies and raise the energy! Gather to authentically express, spread the magic, the heart, and to feel supported.

 6:00 : Hoop Vinyasa Warm Up
 6:30 : Opening Circle
 7:45 : Closing Circle + Gratitude Practice
 Hoops, poi, and rhythm sticks provided

Brought to you by  Hoop HopMoveintuit and Hoopla & Hulabaloo

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Hands on History: Halloween
Oct
31
2:00 PM14:00

Hands on History: Halloween

Trick or Treat in Abbott Square!

We’ll be handing out candy and sharinga little local history with a “haunted”artifact. Get in the Halloween mood with spooky piano tunesperformed by Kylan DeGhetaldi. At 3:00 pm and 3:30 pm, check out Thriller Zombies dancing their way into Halloween.

This, and all Abbott Square events in September and October 2017, are made possible by Premier Sponsor, Kaiser Permanente.

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Friday Night Live: Green Dog
Oct
27
6:30 PM18:30

Friday Night Live: Green Dog

Enjoy live music every Friday Night in Abbott Square. This week: Green Dog.

Green Dog is a Santa Cruz-based acoustic trio. They play acoustic rock, country and Americana, with an emphasis on vocal harmony and a collection of songs everyone knows and loves.

All Abbott Square Events through October are made possible by Kaiser Permanente.

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Friday Night Live:  Moshé Vilozny & Will Kahn
Oct
27
6:30 PM18:30

Friday Night Live: Moshé Vilozny & Will Kahn

Enjoy live music every Friday Night in Abbott Square. This week: Moshé Vilozny & Will Kahn.

Born in Portland, Oregon and raised in Santa Cruz California, Moshé grew up spending summers in Israel and winters throughout Latin America, Moshe incorporates his life experiences into his original songs to create music without borders, with musical influences from around the world.

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Crafternoon with Walnut Avenue Family & Women’s Center
Oct
11
3:00 PM15:00

Crafternoon with Walnut Avenue Family & Women’s Center

Join Walnut Avenue Family & Women’s Center in honoring this through the display of The Clothesline Project and crafting projects that empower us all to stand up and speak out.

Make Signs of Self Love that rally for you being you.

Craft Crowns of Strength that celebrate your uniqueness.

Contribute your pledge on a tree that supports healthy relationships.

 

This, and all Abbott Square events in September and October 2017, are made possible by Premier Sponsor, Kaiser Permanente.

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First Friday
Oct
6
5:00 PM17:00

First Friday

Explore three floors of exhibitions for free, dance to live music and get hands-on with an all-ages art activity.

FRIDAY NIGHT RECESS | 5:00-9:00PM | Cooper Street| All ages can enjoy Badmintten, volleyball, dodgeball, play structures and more.

ART ACTIVITY | 5:00-8:00PM | Atrium|
Create marbleized balloons.

LIVE MUSIC | 6:30-9pm | Abbott Square|

LIVE PAINTING | 7-8PM | Secret Garden| Watch New York City artist, Cern, featured in the current Ballooniverse exhibition, create live balloon graffiti in the Secret Garden.

COMMUNITY | 7:30-8PM | - Front Courtyard of the MAH | Join the Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women for a Full Moon Walk in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Bring candles and flashlight. For questions or more details, please call the Commission at 831-420-5365

FREE EXHIBITIONS | Explore three floors of exhibitions for free.

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Shake the Square: Yoga with Ruth O’Donnell
Oct
5
5:30 PM17:30

Shake the Square: Yoga with Ruth O’Donnell

Join our Village in the Square for the hot yoga series in the cool fresh air.

Explore the 26 poses of the hot series without the heat but with all the benefits of moving and breathing together in lighthearted community. All levels welcome!

This, and all Abbott Square events in September and October 2017, are made possible by Premier Sponsor, Kaiser Permanente.

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Friday Night Live: Charmas
Sep
29
6:30 PM18:30

Friday Night Live: Charmas

Enjoy live music every Friday Night in Abbott Square. This week: Charmas. Charmas Trio performs traditional Celtic and Afro-Carribean sea chanteys, Celtic boat songs, maritime folk rock from the Eastern U.S./Canada, and instrumental water music.

This program was made possible by Premier Sponsor, Kaiser Permanente.

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Friday Night Live: Rivervale
Sep
22
6:30 AM06:30

Friday Night Live: Rivervale

Rivervale is a fun, eclectic group of Santa Cruz and Soquel friends formed to play Jug Band, Old Timey,
Country Blues, Originals and String Jazz. With guitars, mandolins and vocals, sterling harmonies and
original tunes, plus intricate and beautiful guitar leads on acoustic jazz guitar and tube driven Telecaster,
backed by upright bass, you’re sure to get moving and grooving to this lively crew.

 

This program was made possible by Premier Sponsor, Kaiser Permanente.

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Shake the Square: Salsa Night
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Shake the Square: Salsa Night

Learn a little bit of salsa (and timba and bachata and cha-cha and cumbia) for free in this class by Itziar Santos in Abbott Square to a mix of world beats dance tunes.

All experience levels welcome. There will be 20 minutes of dance instruction and 40 minutes of free style.

ABOUT SHAKE THE SQUARE

Get moving in a series of free wellness and movement classes in Abbott Square. Think yoga one week, salsa another, and tai chi the next.

 

This, and all Abbott Square events in September and October 2017, are made possible by Premier Sponsor, Kaiser Permanente:

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