Minimalist Muybridge: The Cabrillo Music Festival tackled Philip Glass' 'The Photographer' on its opening weekend, but it was John Adams who stole the thunder.
Sights & Sounds: The Microphones spent the weekend playing everywhere from Seabright beach to the Saturn Cafe.
Flight of Fancy: Culinary sophistication makes Cafe Sparrow a particularly welcoming dinnertime venue in Aptos Village.
Word of Mouth: Take-out Sushi on the Run provides sensational treats in a hurry.
That's Life: Tranh Anh Hung's 'Vertical Ray of the Sun' offers a memorable slice-of-life.
Divide and Win: Shakespeare Santa Cruz scores with a madcap 18th-century dysfunctional family sitcom.
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