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[whitespace] Calendar: September-December 2000

Sept.13

Santa Cruz County Fair
Celebration of area agriculture with exhibits and demonstrations. Noon-10pm. Also, Sep 14-15, noon-10pm; Sep 16-17, 10am-10pm. $4/$3. Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, Highway 152, Watsonville, 724.5671.

Sept.16

Capitola Art & Wine Festival
Summer season-closer features jazz, art and pourings from area wineries. 10am-6pm. Also, Sep 17, 10am-6pm. Capitola Esplanade, Capitola Village, Capitola, 475.6522.

Coastal Cleanup
Beach-beautifying event organized by Ecology Action of Santa Cruz. 9am. Various beaches throughout Santa Cruz County, 426.5925.

Shark Festival
Day of events and educational demonstrations. 11am-4pm. Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz, 420.5273.

Sept.17

Parenting Expo
Products, presentations and demonstrations for parents (and kids, too). 10am-5pm. Cocoanut Grove, 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, 423.2053.

Sept. 20

Seniorama
Annual variety show featuring senior performers. 1pm. Also, Sep 21, 1pm; Sep 22, 1 and 7:30pm; Sep 23, 1pm. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St, Santa Cruz, 420.5260.

Sept.21

Jeanine Pollack
Local herbalist discusses her new book, Healing Tonics. 7:30pm. Free. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 423.0900.

Laurel Canyon Ramblers
Top bluegrass pickers, led by Herb Peterson. 8pm. $11/$13. Henfling's, 9450 Highway 9, Ben Lomond, 335.1642.

Lee Scratch Perry
Dub reggae hero. 9pm. $20/$22. Palookaville, 1133 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 454.0600.

Sept.22

Dan Hicks
Legendary picker reunites with the Hot Licks. 9pm. $15/$17. Palookaville, 1133 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 454.0600.

Fiesta Flamenca
La Romera and Duende present a concert of flamenco music and dance. 9pm. $10. Don Quixote's Restaurant, 6275 Highway 9, Felton, 335.2800.

Mother Hips
Roots-rock underground favorites. 9:30pm. $7/$9. The Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 423.1336.

Sept.23

Arbor Day
Tree-centric holiday includes seedling giveaways. 3-10pm. Pacific Avenue at Cooper Street, Santa Cruz, 420.6156.

Light the Night Walk
Walk to celebrate and honor lives touched by cancer. 5pm. West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, 271.2873.

Memory Walk
Fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association features refreshments, barbecue, live music and a health fair. 8:30am. $25-$100 donation. Seascape Resort, 1 Seascape Dr, Aptos, 464.9982.

Sept.24

Classic Thunderbirds
Stylish cars from 1955 to 1966. 9am-3pm. Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz, 688.3015.

Jennifer Der Torossian
Opera leading lady presents a solo recital of works by Handel, Scarlatti and others. 3pm. $10. Capitola Theater, 120 Monterey Ave, Capitola, 462.3131.

Rickie Lee Jones
Hit-making '70s singer/songwriter. 9pm. $28/$30. Palookaville, 1133 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 454.0600.

Sept.25

Emmylou Harris
Countryish chanteuse. 8pm. $25/$27. The Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 423.1336.

Isabelle Allende
Novelist reads from Daughter of Fortune. 7:30pm. Free . Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 423.0900.

Roy Hargrove Quintet
Top jazz trumpeter. 7 and 9pm. $17/$19. Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, 427.2227.

Sept.26

Keith Devlin
Author talks about his new book, The Math Gene. 7:30pm. Free. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 423.0900.

Sunny Day Real Estate
Indie-rock stars. 8pm. $14/$16. The Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 423.1336.

Sept.27

Gloria Anzaldua
Feminist writer discusses her new book, Entrevistas. 7:30pm. Free. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 423.0900.

Sept.28

Melanie Mayer
Author of Klondike Women talks about Staking Her Claim. 7:30pm. Free. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 423.0900.

Sept.29

Omega Nu Rummage Sale
Service organization's annual benefit event. 10am-5pm. Also, Sep 30, 10am-5pm. Free. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St, Santa Cruz, 420.5260.

Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca
African salsa stars. 9:30pm. $16. Cocoanut Grove, 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, 423.2053.

Sept.30

Bad Religion
Ph. D punks. 9:30pm. $20. The Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 423.1336.

Christine Lavin
Kooky and charming singer/songwriter. 7:30pm. $18.90. Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, 479.9421.

Los Lobos The Wolves of Fall: Los Lobos storm the Fat Fry Sept. 30 in Aptos Village Park.


Fall Fat Fry
Autumn edition of music festival features Los Lobos, Little Feat, David Lindley, Shawn Colvin, Coco Montoya, Chris Webster and Tuck and Patti. 11am. Also, Oct 1, 11am. $28/$32. Aptos Village Park, Aptos, 420.2800.

Indian Summer Music Festival
Smooth jazz in a Carmel Valley resort hideaway, this year featuring George Benson, Acoustic Alchemy and Julian Lage. Noon-5pm. $40/$55. Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club, Carmel Valley, 649.1223.

Women's Surf Contest
Women of all levels compete in longboard showdown. 7am. Free. Capitola Beach, Capitola, 475.6522.

Oct.01

Benefit Concert
With pianist Barbara Wilkens. 3pm. $16/$12/$10. Cabrillo College Theater, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, 479.6331.

Fall Fat Fry
See Sept 30.

Fireworks Spectacular
Pyrotechnic display honoring Santa Cruz's 209th birthday. 8pm. Main Beach, Santa Cruz, 420.5273.

Oktoberfest 2000
Annual benefit for Hospice Caring Project offers a silent and live auction, music and wine tasting. 11am-4pm. La Selva Beach Clubhouse, 314 Estrella Ave, La Selva Beach, 688.7684.

Oct.02

Cubanismo
Great Cuban dance band. 9pm. $18/$20. Palookaville, 1133 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 454.0600.

Larry Colton
Author talks about Counting Coup. 7:30pm. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 41st Ave, Capitola, 462.4415.

Oct.03

Del McCoury Band
All-in-the-family bluegrass band. 7 and 9pm. $18.90. Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, 479.9421.

Michael Lerner
Author of Jewish Renewal discusses his new book, Spirit Matters. 7:30pm. Free. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 423.0900.

Oct.04

Omara Portuondo
Cuban singer Omara Portuondo joins fellow Buena Vista Social Club alumnus Barbarito Torres for a concert of traditional music. 8pm. $25-$65. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St, Santa Cruz, 420.5260.

Oct.05

Christian McBride
Big bass player with a band of top jazz youngbloods. 7 and 9pm. $17/$19. Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, 427.2227.

First Thursdays
Monthly museum event presents the Gino Raugi Trio. 5-7pm. Free. Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St, Santa Cruz, 429.1964.

Mark Salzman
Author of Iron and Silk reads from his new novel, The Laughing Sutra. 7:30pm. Free. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 423.0900.

Susan Vreeland
Author talks about her novel about the many lives of a Vermeer painting that has survived through the generations. 7:30pm. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 41st Ave, Capitola, 462.4415.

Oct.06

Monterey Bay Bird Festival
Lectures Fri and Sat evening and a Bird Fair 10am-4pm Sat. $15-$25 registration for all events, $2.50 per person day use for Bird Fair. Esturine Research Center, Elkhorn Slough, Moss Landing, 728.1336.

Oct.07

Dia de los Muertos
Museum family day looks at Mexican fall-holiday traditions. 1-3pm. Free. Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St, Santa Cruz, 429.1964.

Golden Bough
Favorite Bay Area Irish traditional group. 8pm. $18-$8. Capitola Theater, 120 Monterey Ave, Capitola, 462.3131.

Highland Games
Piping, dancing, clan gatherings and all things Celtic. 9am-5pm. $8-$10. Highlands Park, 8500 Highway 9, Felton, 479.1508.

Lobster Feed
Event features lobster dinner, bluegrass music and door prizes to support state parks. 4pm. $35. Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Highway 9, Felton, 335.3174.

Open Studios
Artists working in almost every imaginable medium open their studios to the public. 11am-6pm. Oct 7-8. Runs three weekends. $15 catalog admits two. Various North County locations, 688.5399.

SC County Symphony
Season opener features works by Bernstein, Hindemith and Rachmaninov. 8pm. $36-$19. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St, Santa Cruz, 420.5260.

Souls of Mischief
East Bay hip-hoppers. 9pm. $14/$16. Palookaville, 1133 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 454.0600.

Oct.08

Benefit Concert
Hans Boepple performs. 3pm. $16/$12/$10. Cabrillo College Theater, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, 479.6331.

Bonsai Show
With demonstration, sale, tea and cookies and door prizes. 10am-4:30pm. C.P.D.E.S. Hall, 216 Evergreen St, Santa Cruz, 688.2963.

Antique Fair
Vintage goods displayed outdoors. 9am-4pm. Lincoln Street between Cedar Street and Pacific Avenue, 429.8433.

Mission Fiesta
Annual celebration of the Santa Cruz Mission. Noon-4pm. Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 134 School St, Santa Cruz, 425.5849.

Monarch Day
Annual celebration of the monarch butterfly includes butterfly characters, live music, food and a children's costume contest. 10am-4pm. Free. Natural Bridges State Beach, 2531 West Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, 423.4609.

Oct.09

Brazil Night
Kuumbwa presents the best in Brazilian jazz, featuring Ivan Lins, Ed Motta and Leila Peinheiro. 8pm. $20/$22. Palookaville, 1133 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 427.2227.

Lynda Barry
Author of Cruddy discusses her collection of comic strips, The Greatest of Marlys. 7:30pm. Free. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 423.0900.

Oct.10

Kay Ryan and Joseph McNeily
Kay Ryan, author of Elephant Rocks, and Joseph McNeilly, author of Out Here, discuss their new novels. 7:30pm. Free. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 423.0900.

The Art of Mexican Dance Masks
Second of a three-part examination of mask-making traditions of Mexico taught by Farb Hernandez of UCSC's art department. 7:30-9pm. $10. Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St, Santa Cruz, 429.1964.

Oct.11

Nobuho Nagasawa
Archeologist and social detective Nobuho Nagasawa talks about her museum installation piece. 7pm. $4. Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St, Santa Cruz, 429.1964.

Elliot Aronson
Social psychologist talks about negative attitudes in schools and the pathological behavior of the Columbine High School shooters. 7:30pm. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 41st Ave, Capitola, 462.4415.

Joyce McGreevy
Local author reads from Gardening by Heart. 7:30pm. Free. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 423.0900.

Rosita's Day of the Dead
El Teatro de la Esperanza presents a theatrical story of Dia de los Muertos. 8pm. $18/$15. Mainstage, Theater Arts Center, UCSC, Santa Cruz, 459.2159.

Oct.12

Shtick!
Sara Felder opens the Z Festival of New Performance with a queer play about Jewish vaudeville. 8pm. Also, Oct 13-14, 8pm; Oct 15, 3 and 7pm. Runs through Oct 22. Tickets are pay-what-you-can on Thursdays, $15 all other shows. Actors Theater, 1001 Center St, Santa Cruz, 877.779.7469.

Internet and Technology Fair
Second annual expo of all things wired. 11am-7pm. Santa Cruz Vets Hall, 846 Front St, Santa Cruz, 459.6301.

Stupor Mundi
Reception for exhibit of works by Robert Chiarito. 4:30-6:30pm. Cabrillo College Gallery, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, 479.6331.

Oct.14

Agri-Culture in Watsonville
Researchers Anonymous and docents takes a behind-the-scenes tour of the Gizdich Ranch agricultural history project. 9am. Free. Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St, Santa Cruz, 429.1964.

Alvin Ailey II
Dance troupe formed from students of the famed Alvin Ailey school and led by Sylvia Waters. 8pm. Also, Oct 15, 8pm. $20/$18. Mainstage, Theater Arts Center, UCSC, Santa Cruz, 459.2159.

Fireworks Show
Daylong bash on the beach concludes with a massive fireworks show presented by Monte Foundation. 1-10pm. $10. Seacliff State Beach, State Park Drive, Aptos, 685.3317.

Harvest Fair
Demonstration of 1880s crafts. Also, Oct 15. Roaring Camp, Graham Hill Road, Felton, 335.4484.

Open Studios
Second weekend. Oct. 14-15. See Oct 7. Also, Oct 15. Various South County locations.

Josh Kornbluth
Monologuist performs three one-acts in a one-night-only performance. 8pm. $15. Actors Theater, 1001 Center St, Santa Cruz, 877.779.7469.

Oct.17

Judith Tannenbaum
Bay Area poet discusses her memoir, Disguised as a Poem. 7:30pm. Free. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 423.0900.

Oct.18

Roy Malan and Sylvia Jenkins
Violin and piano duo, part of the UCSC faculty recital series. 8pm. $10/$8/$5. Recital Hall, Music Center, UCSC, Santa Cruz, 459.2159.

Susan Harding
UCSC professor talks about her study of the political and social influence of the Rev. Jerry Falwell. 7:30pm. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 41st Ave, Capitola, 462.4415.

Oct.19

Ana Castillo
Poet and author reads from her new novel, Peel My Love Like an Onion. 7:30pm. Free. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 423.0900.

Obo Addy Okraprong
Master drummer from Ghana performs traditional music. 8pm. $16/$13/$10. Mainstage, Theater Arts Center, UCSC, Santa Cruz, 459.2159.

Riders of the Purple Sage
Legendary cowboy band. 8pm. $9/$11. Henfling's, 9450 Highway 9, Ben Lomond, 335.1642.

Terry Tempest Williams
Bestselling author helps celebrate the indie bookstore's birthday. 7:30pm. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 41st Ave, Capitola, 462.4415.

Shtick!
Second week. See Oct 12. Also, Oct 20, 8pm; Oct 21, 8pm; Oct 22, 3 and 7pm.

Oct.20

Susan Hertog
Anne Morrow Lindberg biographer talks about the life of the famous aviator's wife. 7:30pm. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 41st Ave, Capitola, 462.4415.

Oct.21

Apple Butter Festival
All things apple. Gizdich Ranch, 55 Peckham Rd, Watsonville, 722.1056.

Bob Brozman and Takashi Hirayasu
National steel guitar hero meets Japanese traditional string master. 7:30pm. $16.80. Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, 479.9421.

Carmen
Bay Shore Lyric Opera Co. presents a full staging of Bizet's classic. $34-$24. Also, Oct 22, 3pm. Runs through Nov 12. Capitola Theater, 120 Monterey Ave, Capitola, 462.3131.

Open Studios
Third weekend. Oct 21-22. Also Sep 22. See Oct 7. Various county locations.

Watsonville Taiko
Japanese drumming group celebrates its anniversary. 8pm. Also, Oct 22, 3pm. $15/$10. Mello Center, 250 E. Beach St, Watsonville, 335.5558.

Youth Band Review
Bands from throughout California perform from downtown to the Boardwalk. 9am-1pm. Free . Boardwalk, Main Beach, Santa Cruz, 423.2053.

Oct.22

Central Coast Beauty Expo
Gigantic cosmetology show. 10am-6pm. Cocoanut Grove, 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, 423.2053.

Dale Hope
Author talks about lore and history of the Hawaiian shirt. 7:30pm. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 41st Ave, Capitola, 462.4415.

Open Studios
Third weekend. See Oct 7. Also, Oct 23. Various county locations.

Oct.23

Irakere
Cuban jazz supergroup. 7 and 9pm. $20/$22. Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, 427.2227.

Ohlone Day
State park-sponsored celebration of the native inhabitants of the Santa Cruz region. 10am-5pm. Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Highway 9, Felton, 335.3174.

Oct.24

Alan Deutchman
Magazine columnist discusses his new book, The Second Coming of Steve Jobs. 7:30pm. Free. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 423.0900.

Day of the Dead
Slide lecture surveys the range of altars, artifacts and food related to the pre-Columbian holiday. 7:30-9pm. $10. Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St, Santa Cruz, 429.1964.

Sue McClurg and Kevin Starr
Authors outline the critical role of water in the development of California. 7:30pm. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 41st Ave, Capitola, 462.4415.

Oct.25

Tom Tom Club
1980s side project of the Talking Heads' Chris Franz and Tina Weymouth. 9pm. $15/$17. Palookaville, 1133 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 454.0600.

Oct.26

Kate Kordich
Writer discusses her new book, John Fante. 7:30pm. Free. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 423.0900.

Summerland
Brian Thorstenson's new coming-of-age play set in a small North Dakota town. Part of the Z Festival of New Performance. 8pm. Also, Oct 27, 8pm; Oct 28, 8pm; Oct 29, 3 and 7pm. Runs through Nov 5. Tickets are pay-what-you-can on Thursdays, $15 all other shows. Actors' Theatre, 1001 Center St, Santa Cruz, 877.779.7469.

Oct.27

Carmen
Second week. See Oct 21. 8pm. Also, Oct 28, 8pm; Oct 29, 3pm.

Oct.28

Austin Lounge Lizards
Irreverent singer/songwriter collective. 7 and 9:30pm. $17.85. Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, 479.9421.

Mask Festival
Second annual celebration of ethnic mask arts includes displays and mask-making. Noon-5pm. Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St, Santa Cruz, 420.6177.

Romeo Sierra Tango
Rinde Eckert performs a one-man show. 8pm. $16/$13. Recital Hall, Music Center, UCSC, Santa Cruz, 459.2159.

Oct.29

Capitola Village Halloween Parade
Kids in costume parade through the village. 2pm. Pacific Cove parking lot (above Capitola City Hall), 475.6522.

Santa Cruz City Five-Miler
New course for the annual run winds through downtown and along West Cliff Drive. 8am. $20 entry. Corner of Pacific and Walnut avenues, Santa Cruz, 420.5273.

Oct.30

Dave Holland Quintet
Avant-garde jazz bass player. 7 and 9pm. $17/$19. Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, 427.2227.

Mark Spragg
Short-story writer talks about his new collection. 7:30pm. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 41st Ave, Capitola, 462.4415.

Oct.31

Halloween Ghost Train
Antique railroad re-creates The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Roaring Camp, Graham Hill Road, Felton, 335.4484.

Halloween in Santa Cruz
Kids costume parade downtown. Call for time, 429.8433

Halloween on the Wharf
Costume contest and trick-or-treating for kids. 4-6pm. Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz, 420.5273.

Lost at Last
Area trance group drops into Santa Cruz for one of its legendary Halloween shows. 9pm. $15/$17. Palookaville, 1133 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 454.0600.

Nov.01

Night of the Living Saxophone
UCSC faculty artist and leading jazz saxman Paul Contos presents a recital concert. 8pm. $10/$8/$5. Recital Hall, Music Center, UCSC, Santa Cruz, 459.2159.

Nov.02

First Thursdays
Featuring the Rebecca Adams Trio. See Oct 5.

Jazz Birds
Jazz vocal trio. Capitola Theater, 120 Monterey Ave, Santa Cruz, 462.3131.

Summerland
Second week. See Oct 26. Also, Nov 3, 8pm; Nov 4, 8pm; Nov 5, 3 and 7pm.

Nov.03

Carmen
Third week. See Oct 21. 8pm. Also, Nov 4, 8pm; Nov 5, 3pm.

Jason Schimmel
Estradasphere guitarist presents his senior recital. 8pm. Free. Recital Hall, Music Center, UCSC, Santa Cruz, 459.2159.

Noises Off
Cabrillo College's fall production of Michael Frayn's play about the mishaps of an accident-prone theater company. 8pm. Also, Nov 4, 8pm; Nov 5, 3pm. Runs through Nov 19. $10/$8/$6. Cabrillo College Theater, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, 479.6331.

Ramayana
Kathy Foley directs a student cast in an elaborate staging of the ancient Hindu tale. 8pm. Also, Nov 4, 8pm; Nov 5, 3pm. Runs through Nov 12. $9/$6. Second Stage, Theater Arts Center, UCSC, Santa Cruz, 459.2159.

Nov.04

Amy Sundberg
Composition recital of recent works for string and voice. 8pm. Free. Recital Hall, Music Center, UCSC, Santa Cruz, 459.2159.

Dragons and the Art of Chinese Scrolls
Family event teaches traditional Chinese brushwork and offers a tour of the Chinatown Dreams exhibit. 1-3pm. Free. Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St, Santa Cruz, 429.1964.

Nov.07

Ellis Paul
Top Boston-scene singer/songwriter. 8pm. $9/$11. Henfling's, 9450 Highway 9, Ben Lomond, 335.1642.

Nov.08

Ives Quartet
Leading Bay Area string quartet. 8pm. $10/$8/$5. Recital Hall, Music Center, UCSC, Santa Cruz, 459.2159.

Life on the Home Front
Historian and retired museum director Edward Von der Porten talks about collecting cultural objects of historical importance. 2pm. $4. Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St, Santa Cruz, 429.1964.

Nov.09

Living on the Outskirts of Our Mind
County chronicler Sandy Lydon looks at Chinese people in Santa Cruz history. 7pm. $4. Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St, Santa Cruz , 429.1964.

True Fiction Magazine
Improv comedy troupe. 8pm. Also, Nov 10, 8pm; Nov 11, 8pm; Nov 12, 3 and 7pm. Tickets are pay-what-you-can on Thursdays, $15 all other shows. Actors' Theatre, 1001 Center St, Santa Cruz, 877.779.7469.

Nov.10

Hot 'n' Throbbing
Sarah Korda directs Paula Vogel's play about a single mother who writes erotic screenplays to support her teenagers. 8pm. Also, Nov 11, 8pm; Nov 12, 3pm. Runs through Nov 19. $7/$5. Studio B-100, Theater Arts Center, UCSC, Santa Cruz, 459.2159.

Noises Off
Second weekend. See Nov 3. Also, Nov 11, 8pm; Nov 12, 3pm.

Ramayana
Second weekend. See Nov 3. Also, Nov 11, 8pm; Nov 12, 3pm.

Nicole Paiement Keeping Score: Nicole Paiement conducts works by Lou Harrison and Michael Schroeder Nov. 10 at Holy Cross Church.


University Chamber Singers
Nicole Paiement leads the classical vocal ensemble in works by Lou Harrison, Raure and Michael Schroeder. 8pm. $8/$6/$4. Holy Cross Church, 126 High St, Santa Cruz, 459.2159.

Nov.11

Gourd Music Night
Early music group, covering American and Celtic traditions, performs an eclectic program. 7:30pm. $16.80. Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, 479.9421.

Jason McGuire
Flamenco guitarist, known as El Rubio. Capitola Theater, 120 Monterey Ave, Santa Cruz, 462.3131.

SC County Symphony
Conductor John Larry Granger collaborates with composer Henry Brant on Whoopee and presents Beethoven's Symphony No. 7. 8pm. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St, Santa Cruz, 420.5260.

University Chamber Singers
See 11.10.

Nov.12

Cantemir
Ottoman-classical expert Ishan Ozgen and Cantemir present a concert of Mevlevi musical traditions--and one recent work by Aptos composer Lou Harrison. 8pm. $16/$13. Recital Hall, Music Center, UCSC, Santa Cruz, 459.2159.

Carmen
Fourth weekend. See Oct 21. 7:30pm

Antique and Collectibles Fair
See Oct 8.

University Chamber Singers
See Nov 10. Carmel Mission, Carmel.

Nov.13

Jazz Ensembles
UCSC jazz groups, directed by Ray Brown and Smith Dobson. 8pm. Recital Hall, Music Center, UCSC, Santa Cruz, 459.2159.

Nov.15

Karen Andrei
Top area cellist presents a classical program performed with special guests. 8pm. $10/$8/$5. Recital Hall, Music Center, UCSC, Santa Cruz, 459.2159.

Nov.16

Dave Alvin
American roots superstar. 7:30pm. $17.85. Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, 479.9421.

Departures and Arrivals
Reception for art show featuring works by college faculty. 4:30-6:30pm. Cabrillo College Gallery, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, 479.6331.

Hancock & Shorter
The Kuumbwa Jazz Center continues its 25th anniversary celebration with a concert with jazz legends Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. 7:30pm. $52.60/$36.75. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St, Santa Cruz, 420.5260.

The Photographic Vision of George Lee: His Place in America
Historian Geoffrey Dunn looks at the Santa Cruz of photographer George Lee. 7pm. $4. Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St, Santa Cruz, 429.1964.

Word for Word
Theater company presents classic works of short fiction taking on Shirley Jackson's Mrs. Melville Makes a Purchase and Dorothy Parker's Standard of Living. 8pm. Also, Nov 17, 8pm; Nov 18, 8pm; Nov 19, 3 and 7pm. Tickets are pay-what-you-can on Thursdays, $15 all other shows. Actors' Theater, 1001 Center St, Santa Cruz, 877.779.7469.

Nov.17

Hot 'n' Throbbing
Second weekend. See Nov 10. Also, Nov 18, 8pm; Nov 19, 3pm.

Noises Off
Third weekend. See Nov 3. Also, Nov 18, 8pm; Nov 19, 3pm.

University Orchestra
UCSC orchestra performs music by Charles Ives, Henry Brant, Chris Pratorius and Aaron Copland, conducted by Nicole Paiement. 8pm. Also, Nov 17, 8pm. $8/$6/$4. Recital Hall, Music Center, UCSC, Santa Cruz, 459.2159.

Nov.18

Back to Broadway & Beyond With Jane Storey
Show tunes, accompanied by pianist Glen Rose. Capitola Theater, 120 Monterey Ave, Santa Cruz, 462.3131.

Scott Kirby
Ragtime piano player performs ragtime and Brazilian syncopation. 8pm. $18/$16/$14/$12/$8. Capitola Theater, 120 Monterey Ave, Capitola, 462.3131.

Todd Snider
Folk-rock/Americana singer/songwriter makes good on a canceled June date. 7 and 9pm. $17.85. Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, 479.9421.

Nov.24

Community Tree Lighting
Santa Claus officiates at this annual holiday lighting of a community tree. 7pm. Pacific Avenue at Mission Street, Santa Cruz, 429.8433

Craft and Gift Festival
Annual handmade holiday gifts expo. 10am-5pm. $4. Also, Nov 25-26, 10am-5pm. Cocoanut Grove, 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, 423.2053.

Mountain Man Rendezvous
Living history of the 19th-century West. 10am-5pm. Also, Nov 25-26, 10am-5pm. Roaring Camp, Graham Hill Road, Felton, 335.4484.

Santa Claus Arrives
The red-suited holiday elf takes up his seasonal residence. 10am. Capitola Mall, 1855 41st Ave, Capitola, 476.9749.

Santa Sails In
The Chardonnay II delivers Santa to the Santa Cruz Wharf. Noon. Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz, 420.5273.

The Bobs
Astounding (and quite amusing) vocal group. 7 and 9:30pm. $17.85. Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, 479.9421.

'Cinderella'
If the Shoe Fits: Shakespeare Santa Cruz tinkers with 'Cinderella,' Nov. 25-Dec. 17 at UCSC.

Nov.25

Cinderella
Shakespeare Santa Cruz and UCSC Theater department presents the hit adaptation of the children's fairy tale, Cinderella. 1pm. Also, Nov 26, 1 and 6pm. Runs through Dec 17. $26/$21/$14. Mainstage, Theater Arts Center, UCSC, Santa Cruz, 459.2159.

Frans Lanting
Top nature photographer delivers his annual lecture, which benefits the Santa Cruz City Museum of Natural History. 3 and 7pm. $9/$7.50/$5.50. Cabrillo College Theater, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, 420.6115.

Fred Eaglesmith
Rootsy folk-rock singer/songwriter brings his band for raucous shows. 7 and 9pm. Also, Nov 26, 7:30pm. $17.85. Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, 479.9421.

Surfin' Santa
The jolly old elf rides into town not with reindeer and sleigh but cruising in from the waves on a longboard. Noon. Capitola Beach, Capitola, 475.6522.

Nov.26

SC County Symphony
Linda Arnold and Ariel join the symphony for a concert aimed at young people. 2pm. $12-$7. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St, Santa Cruz, 420.5260.

Nov.29

Barry Lopez
Author reads from his collection of short stories, Light Action in the Caribbean. 7:30pm. Free. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 426.0900.

Matthew Lau
Recital by classical violinist. 8pm. Free. Recital Hall, Music Center, UCSC, Santa Cruz, 459.2787.

Nov.30

Cabrillo College Orchestra
Don Adkins directs the Cabrillo College orchestra in Haydn's Symphony No. 103. 8pm. $4. Cabrillo College Theater, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, At door.

Cinderella
Second week. See Nov 25. 7pm. Also, Dec 1, 7pm; Dec, 1 and 6pm; Dec 3, 1 and 6pm.

Dec.01

Victorian Carriage Rides
Romantic, equine-powered holiday excursions along Pacific Avenue. Friday and Saturday evenings, Sunday afternoons during December. $5.

Baroque Holiday Tour
Guest director Rebecca Petra Naomi Seeman leads the UCSC Concert Choir in seasonal selections from baroque composers. 8pm. Also, Dec 2, 3pm. $8/$6/$4. Recital Hall, Music Center, UCSC, Santa Cruz, 459.2159.

Jazz Singers Concert
Concert of combo and vocal jazz led by James Durland and Ray Brown. 8pm. $4. Cabrillo College Theater, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, 479.6331.

Music for the Feast of Christmas
Hugely popular annual tradition featuring Cabrillo College's Symphonic Chorus and a community sing-along. 8pm. Also, Dec 2, 8pm; Dec 3, 3pm. Holy Cross Church, 126 High St, Santa Cruz, 479.6331.

Dec.02

Holiday Gift and Food Fair
Fundraiser for community youth features handmade gifts and food made by children under the age of 18. 11:30am-3pm. Free. Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St, Santa Cruz, 420.5260.

Downtown Holiday Parade
Annual tradition rings in the holiday season with a parade down Pacific Avenue. 10am. Pacific Avenue between Cathcart Street and Mission Street.

Holiday Toy Shop
Family event looks at vintage wood and tin toys. 1-3pm. Free. Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St, Santa Cruz, 429.1964.

The Jazz Birds
Group pays musical tribute to the Boswell Sisters. 8pm. $18-$6. Capitola Theater, 120 Monterey Ave, Capitola, 462.3131.

UCSC Wind Ensemble
Robert KIevan leads the musical group in an eclectic program, featuring William Winant on percussion and Karen Baccaro on trumpet. 8pm. $8/$6/$4. Recital Hall, Music Center, UCSC, Santa Cruz, 459.2159.

Dec.03

Electronic Music
Students in UCSC's electronic music program show off new sounds. 8pm. Free. Recital Hall, Music Center, UCSC, Santa Cruz, 459.2159.

Symphonic Band
Kent Kurrus directs the Cabrillo Symphonic Band. 3pm. $4. Cabrillo College Theater, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, 479.6331.

Dec.04

Downtown Holiday Parade
Event features marching bands, children's groups, horses and more. 10am. Free. Downtown Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, 429.8433.

Dec.05

Cinderella
Third week. See Nov 25. 7pm. Also, Dec 6-8, 7pm; Dec 9-10, 1 and 6pm.

Dec.07

First Thursdays
Featuring Jazz Birds. See Oct 5.

Dec.10

Downtown Antiques and Collectibles Fair
See Oct 8.

Songs of Winter
Mark Bidelman leads the Cabrillo College Women's Chorus in seasonal songs. 3pm. $5/$3. Cabrillo College Theater, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, 479.6331.

Dec.11

Actor's Showcase
Annual showcase of scenes by student actors. 8pm. Also, Dec 12, 8pm. Donation. Cabrillo College Theater, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, 479.6331.

Caroling Under the Stars
Community holiday music sing-along complete with songbooks and sugary treats. 7-8pm. Lighthouse Point, Santa Cruz, 420.5273.

Dec.12

Cinderella
Fourth week. See Nov 25. 7pm. Also, Dec 13-15, 7pm; Dec 16-17, 1 and 6pm.

Dec.13

Cabrillo Latin Ensemble
Popular and folk music presented by student performing groups. 8pm. $4. Cabrillo College Theater, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, 479.6331.

Concert for a Winter's Eve
Cheryl Anderson leads Cantiamo! Cabrillo in a seasonal vocal concert. 7pm. Holy Cross Church, 126 High St, Santa Cruz, 479.6331.

Dec.14

Caroling Under the Stars
See Dec 11. Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz.

Dec.17

Concert for a Winter's Eve
See Dec 13. St. Patrick's Church, Main Street, Watsonville.

Dec.30

New Year's Eve
Annual party. Cocoanut Grove, 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, 423.2053.

Dec.31

First Night Santa Cruz
Annual New Year's Eve community celebration, including performances and a procession down Pacific Avenue. 3pm-midnight. $15-$5. Several locations throughout downtown Santa Cruz, 425.7277.

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From the September 13-20, 2000 issue of Metro Santa Cruz.

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