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Air Apparent: The Museum of Art and History opens a new show of plein air paintings by Lundy Siegriest and Terry St. John Oct. 2.

Cultural Calendar

9.24

Moving & Storage Dance Co.
Daring, athletic dance company presents new works. 8 and 10pm. $10. Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St, SC (429.1964).

9.25

Fall Fat Fry
Autumn edition of the all-star Americana festival. 11am. $28-$32 per day/$50 festival pass. Aptos Village Park, Aptos (420.2800).

Festival in Flamenco
Dancer Las Ramas and guitarist Eric "Luis" Jarmie. 8pm. $13-$15. Kuumbwa, 320 Cedar St, SC (427.2227).

Longboard Surfing
Pioneering all-women surfing contest featuring the area's best. 7am. Capitola Beach, Esplanade, Capitola (475.6522).

SC County Symphony
Season opening concert features Maurice Ravel's Alborado del Gracioso, Sergei Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 (featuring Aaron Miller) and Amy Beach's Symphony in E Minor. 8pm. $17-$32. SC Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St, SC (420.5260).

SC Blues Festival
The popular SC Blues Festival debuts an autumn lineup including Dr. John and John Lee Hooker. 7pm. $30-$40. Mountain Winery, 15400 Montalvo Rd, Saratoga. (408.961.5858).

Tribute to Patsy Cline
Karin Phoenix and Midnite Fire play the music of country chanteuse Patsy Cline as a fundraiser for Bay Shore Lyric Opera Co. 7:30pm. $10-$15. Capitola Theater, 120 Monterey Ave, SC (462.3131).

9.26

Fall Fat Fry
See Sep 25. 11am.

Swanton Pacific Country Picnic
Barbecue, music, children's games, antique cars and a miniature railroad to benefit the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County. 10am-4pm. $15 general/$13 children under 13. Swanton Rd, Davenport (429.6116).

SC County Symphony
See Sep 25. 3pm. Mello Center, 250 E. Beach St, Watsonville.

SC Blues Festival
See Sep 25. 7pm.

Tribute to Patsy Cline
See Sep 25. 3pm.

Classic Thunderbirds
Vintage T-birds show off classic style. 9am-3pm. Free. Santa Cruz Wharf (688.3015).

9.29

Paddy Keenan & Sean Tyrrell
Celtic music hero joins piper for a night of traditional music. 7:30pm. $13. Kuumbwa, 320 Cedar St, SC (464.2128).

9.30

Estradasphere
Eclectic mostly jazz band not afraid to do metal and video game music. 9pm. $3. The Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave, SC (423.1336).

Po Bronson
Wired magazine columnist reads from his latest. 7:30pm. Free. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, SC (423.0900).

Rev. Ellen Grace O'Brian
She talks about the Eternal Way. 7pm. Free. Gateways Books & Gifts, 1018 Pacific Ave, SC (429.9600).

10.1

Susan Zwinger
Poet and naturalist talks about The Arctic Circle and The Last Wild Edge. 7:30pm. Free. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 Capitola Rd, Capitola (462.4415).

Hot & Cool Jazz Festival
Traditional jazzers come to town. 6pm. $12.50-$25 per day/$45-$50 all three days. Various venues, Beach St, SC (888.474.7407).

Claudia Sternbach
Former Sentinel columnist talks about her new book, Now Breathe. 7:30pm. Free. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, SC (423.0900).

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. Elkhorn Slough National Esturine Research Center, Elkhorn Slough, Moss Landing (728.5939).

Let's Go Bowling
Third-wave ska pioneers return to the local scene after a year's hiatus. 9:30pm. $8/$10. The Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave, SC (423.1336).

10.2

Open Studios
Artists working in almost every imaginable medium open their studios to the public. 11am-6pm. $15 catalog admits two. Various South County locations (688.5399).

Tricky
Chart-topping trip-hopper. 9:30pm. $15/$17. The Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave, SC (423.1336).

Francisco Alarcón
Famed poet reads from a new book of poems for children. 4pm. Free. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, SC (423.0900).

Side by Side
Major exhibit featuring the plein-air paintings of Lundy Siegriest and Terry St. John through Dec 5. Gallery hours: 12-5pm Tue to Sun, until 7 Fri. $2-$3. Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St, SC (429.1964).

Mike Miller & Jerad MacLean
Photographer Mike Miller and graphic designer Jerad MacLean talk about their Santa Cruz 2000 calendar. 7:30pm. Free. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, SC (423.0900).

An Evening With Glen Rose
The area's leading purveyor of the music of George and Ira Gershwin presents a concert with Michele Rivard and other guests. 8pm. $10-$16. Cabrillo College Theater, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos (479.6331).

Highland Games
Piping, dancing, clan gatherings and all things Celtic at this fourth annual wearing of the kilts. 9am-5pm. $8-$10. Highlands Park, 8500 Highway 9, Felton (479.1508).

Monterey Bay Bird Festival
See Oct 1. 10am-4pm.

Hot & Cool Jazz Festival
See Oct 1. 11am.

In Celebration of Birth
The Birth Network of Santa Cruz presents folk singer Steven Walters and African dance group Tribal Fire in a benefit concert. 7:30pm. $12-$15. Pacific Cultural Center, 1307 Seabright Ave, SC (425.1850).

10.3

Fireworks Spectacular
Celebrating Santa Cruz's 208th birthday. 8pm. Free. Main Beach, Beach St, SC (420.5273).

Open Studios
See Oct 1. Various South County locations.

Hot & Cool Jazz Festival
See Oct 1. 11am.

10.4

311
Punky, reggae-influenced popsters with a new album, Soundsystem. 9pm. $18/$20. The Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave, SC (423.1336).

Branford Marsalis
Saxophone hero, late of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and one of the premier stylists of '80s neo-traditional jazz. 7 and 9pm. $25/$27. Kuumbwa, 320 Cedar St, SC (427.2227).

10.5

Cait Irwin
Author tells how to kick teenage depression and signs copies of her new book, Conquering the Beast Within. 7:30pm. Free. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 Capitola Rd, Capitola (462.4415).

Omega Nu Rummage Sale
Service sorority's annual recycled goods sale and fundraiser. 6-9pm. SC Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St, SC (420.5260).

Bettina Aptheker
UCSC women's studies professor Bettina Aptheker talks about the trial and acquittal of Angela Davis. 7:30pm. Free. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, SC (423.0900).

10.6

Nicholas Lemann
Journalist takes on the standardized-testing establishment in a talk about his book, The Big Test. 7:30pm. Free. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, SC (423.0900).

Omega Nu Rummage Sale
See Oct 5. 9:30am-2:30pm.

10.7

Michael Brown
Author talks about his latest, Race, Money and the Welfare State. 7:30pm. Free. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 Capitola Rd, Capitola (462.4415).

Beach Street Haunted House
Opening night for a 4,000-square-foot haunted house promising "maximum fear/minimum gore"; Tue to Sun through Oct 17 then nightly through Halloween. 7pm. $9. Beach Street, corner of Cliff Street, SC (460.3375).

Robynn Smith
Opening reception for an exhibit of charcoal drawings and paintings by Robynn Smith. 4:30-6:30pm. Free. Cabrillo College Gallery, Room 1002, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos (479.6331).

Comix 101
Pulitzer Prize-winning artist and co-founder of RAW magazine Art Speigelman talks about the art of "comix." 8pm. $10-$20. Mainstage, Theater Arts Center, UCSC (459.2159).

Ann Scott Knight & Lee LaBrie
Short story author joins new novelist to talk about their work. 7:30pm. Free. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, SC (408.848.6546).

Bike-to-Work Day
This inaugural Fall Bike-to-Work Day adds a second chance to participate in one of the county's most popular two-wheeled events. 6am. Free. Various county locations (423.3773).

Monterey World Music Festival
World stars like Sharon Shannon, Ali Khan Band and Yungchen Lhamo perform ecstatic music. 7:30pm. $16 per night, $60 festival pass. Sunset Center, San Carlos and 9th, Carmel (800.465.5575).

10.8

Bunny Wailer
A don't-miss show with a reggae legend. 9pm. $25/$30. Palookaville, 1133 Pacific Ave, SC (454.0600).

A Big Shoe
Jugglers Iman Lizarazu and Rock Lerum clown around in dramatic scenes; music provided by Trace Ashleigh, Anne Steinhart and Bob Burnett with Loops and Lines. 8pm. $10-$15. Louden Nelson Center, 301 Center St, SC (425.7996).

Monterey World Music Festival
See Oct 7. 7:30pm.

Susana Herrera
The author talks about a Peace Corps assignment to Cameroon. 7:30pm. Free. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, SC (423.0900).

10.9

Monte Foundation Fireworks
Afternoon and dusk airshows followed by a massive fireworks display, all done as a fundraiser for area schools. 1-10pm. $5-$10. Seacliff Beach, State Park Dr, Aptos (685.3317).

Open Studios
See Oct 2. Various North County locations.

Monterey World Music Festival
See Oct 7. 7:30pm.

A Big Shoe
See Oct 8. 8pm.

Sherry Glaser
Photograph by Carol Rosegg

Family Secrets: Sherry Glaser gets into three generations of Jewish women in her one-woman show Oct. 9 at UCSC.

Sherry Glaser
One-woman show about three generations of a Jewish family. 8pm. $9-$18. Mainstage, Theater Arts Center, UCSC (459.2159).

10.10

Jazz Seascape
Brian Culbertson, Steve Cole and Joyce Cooling play smooth jazz. 2pm. $30-$40. Seascape Resort, 1 Seascape Resort Dr, Aptos (688.6800).

Indian Summer Music Festival
Craig Chaquico, Willie & Lobo, Andy Narell, Native Vibe and Cerro Negro perform among the trees. Noon. $35-$75. Quail Lodge, 8205 Valley Green Dr, Carmel Valley (649.1223).

Ana Castillo
Novelist talks about the world of flamenco and her new book, Peel My Love Like an Onion. 7:30pm. Free. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 Capitola Rd, Capitola (462.4415).

Open Studios
See Oct 2. Various North County locations.

Monterey World Music Festival
See Oct 7. 1pm.

10.11

Irakere
Irakere stands head and shoulders above other Cuban groups for being something of a Caribbean version of the Jazz Messengers. 7 and 9pm. $19/$21. Kuumbwa, 320 Cedar St, SC (427.2227).

The Society of Six
SFMOMA's Dennis Treanor talks about an Oakland-based group of plein-air painters during the early part of the century. 7pm. $2-$3. Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St, SC (429.1964).

10.12

Catherine Dee
An advocate for the rights and special issues of girls and young women talks about A Girl's Book of Wisdom. 7:30pm. Free. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 Capitola Rd, Capitola (462.4415).

Margaret Mead Festival
A showing of 17 of the top entries from the Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival. 7pm. $2.50. Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St, SC (420.6177).

Maceo Parker
Photograph by Wolfram Eder

Hey, Maceo: Once James Brown's band leader, saxman Maceo Parker has proven himself the funkiest figure of the '90s. He plays Palookaville Oct. 12.

Maceo Parker
Über-funky saxman who consistently turns out the most groovy club shows. 9pm. $18/$20. Palookaville, 1133 Pacific Ave, SC (454.0600).

10.13

Asher Brauner
Santa Cruz novelist talks about his published debut, Love Songs of the Tone Deaf. 7:30pm. Free. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 Capitola Rd, Capitola (462.4415).

Margaret Mead Festival
See Oct 12. 7pm. Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St, SC.

10.14

Abraham Verghese
A talk about The Tennis Partner. 7:30pm. Free. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 Capitola Rd, Capitola (462.4415).

Culture and Politics of Chi
Nancy Chen takes on topical issues surrounding the ancient concept of chi. 7pm. Free. Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St, SC (429.1964).

Margaret Mead Festival
See Oct 12. 7pm. Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St, SC.

Let My Enemy Live!
Tanya Shaffer's Bay Area hit monologue about a 12-day trip up the Niger River in West Africa. 8pm. $12-$15. Actors' Theatre, 1001 Center St, SC (877.77Z.SHOW).

Ulali
Vocal group performs music drawn from native traditions of the Southeast. 8pm. $8-$16. Palookaville, 1133 Pacific Ave, SC (459.2159).

10.15

Cosi Fan Tutte
Bay Shore Lyric Opera Co. presents Wolfgang Mozart's lighthearted opera. 7:30pm. $22-$27. Capitola Theater, 120 Monterey Ave, Capitola (462.3131).

Dennis Bernstein
KPFA journalist explores Henry Hyde's Moral Universe with a talk and a book signing. 7:30pm. Free. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, SC (423.0900).

Ali Akbar Khan
One of the world's greatest musicians performs a concert of sarod music. 8pm. $10-$30. Recital Hall, Music Center, UCSC (459.2159).

Margaret Mead Festival
See Oct 12. 7pm. Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St, SC.

Let My Enemy Live
See Oct 14. 8pm.

Joe Goode Performance Group
Dance-theater group examines urban AIDS culture in Stories. 8pm. $9-$18. Mainstage, Theater Arts Center, UCSC (459.2159).

10.16

Let My Enemy Live!
See Oct 14. 8pm.

Cosi Fan Tutte
See Oct 15. 7:30pm.

Open Studios
See Oct 2. Various county locations.

Harvest Faire
Skills and crafts from 1880s America presented in living history demonstrations. $5 parking. Roaring Camp, Graham Hill Rd, Felton (335.4484).

Deke Dickerson
Stylish purveyor of rock & roll with upstart Western Swing heroes the Hot Club of Cowtown. 7:30pm. $16.80. Kuumbwa, 320 Cedar St, SC (429.7663).

The Da Vinci String Quartet
The Colorado-based classical music quartet showcases new works by women composers. 8pm. $12-$16. Erica Schilling Forum, Room 450, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos (479.6331).

Researchers Anonymous
UCSC librarian and archivist Stanley D. Stevens looks at the Gold Rush-era arrival in Santa Cruz of F.A. Hihn. 10am. Free. Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St, SC (429.1964).

10.17

10th Annual
Earthquake Concert

Local performers take the stage to remember the Loma Prieta Earthquake. Mello Center, 250 E. Beach St, Watsonville (763.4047).

Harvest Faire
See Nov 16.

Let My Enemy Live!
See Oct 14. 3 and 7pm.

Open Studios
See Oct 2. Various county locations.

Swing Fever
Band does works made famous by trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison. 8pm. $12-$16. Capitola Theater, 120 Monterey Ave, Capitola (479.6331).

Warren Farrell
Author explains that Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say. 7:30pm. Free. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, SC (423.0900).

10.18

Andrew Pham
Author signs copies of Catfish and Mandala. 7:30pm. Free. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 Capitola Rd, Capitola (462.4415).

Dem Bones
UCSC anthropologist Allison Galloway talks about the recently discovered "unknown clamper" and the eccentric history of E Clampus Vitus. 7pm. $2-$3. Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St, SC (429.1964).

10.20

Chick Corea & Origin
After founding jazz-fusion with Miles Davis in the late '60s and advancing it in the '70s with Return to Forever, pianist Chick Corea spent the '80s and '90s redefining the sound of acoustic and electric jazz groups. 7 and 9pm. $24/$26. Kuumbwa, 320 Cedar St, SC (427.2227).

Linda Burman-Hall
Music professor presents a program of works by Erik Satie. 8pm. $5-$10. Recital Hall, Music Center, UCSC (459.2159).

H&G Outlet Sales
Once-a-year chance to get clothing outlet deals in downtown Santa Cruz. 10am-6pm. Free. SC Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St, SC (420.5260).

10.21

Kathryn Chetkovich &
Leah Halper

Essayist Leah Halper and Kathryn Chetkovich talk about short stories. 7:30pm. Free. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, SC (408.848.6546).

Let My Enemy Live!
See Oct 14. 8pm.

H&G Outlet Sales
See Oct 20. 10am to 6pm.

10.22

Esmeralda Santiago
Author discusses her coming-of-age story and signs Almost a Woman. 7:30pm. Free. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 Capitola Rd, Capitola (462.4415).

Linton Kwesi Johnson
Reggae revolutionary (a.k.a. "LKJ") comes for a rare club show. 9pm. $18/$20. Palookaville, 1133 Pacific Ave, SC (454.0600).

Margaret Mead Festival
See Oct 12. 7pm. Media Theater, Communications, UCSC (459.4010).

Let My Enemy Live!
See Oct 14. 8pm.

H&G Outlet Sales
See Oct 20. 10am to 6pm.

10.23

Moonlight Steam Train
Barbecue dinner, country line dancing and a moonlit train ride to Bear Mountain. 7pm. $38.50. Roaring Camp, Graham Hill Rd, Felton (335.4484).

SC Mask Festival
Celebration of culture done in masks. 12-6pm. Free. Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St, SC (420.6177).

Elizabeth Martinez
Chicana activist, author and educator shows her video history of Mexican-American people. 2pm. Free. Watsonville Public Library, 310 Union St, Watsonville (728.6040).

Frank McCourt
Pulitzer Prize-winning author talks about 'Tis. 7:30pm. Two free tickets come with Book Cafe purchase of 'Tis. Shoreline Middle School, 885 17th Ave, SC (462.4415).

Margaret Mead Festival
See Oct 12. 7pm. Media Theater, Communications, UCSC.

Let My Enemy Live!
See Oct 14. 8pm.

H&G Outlet Sales
See Oct 20. 10am-4pm.

Santa Cruz Chamber Players
The eclectic classical music collective opens its season with a program of Renaissance music. 8pm. $7-$12. First United Methodist Church, 250 California St, SC (425.3149).

Southern Culture on the Skids
Think trailer trash with guitars, a few good country-rock grooves and a whole lot of attitude. 9pm. $10/$12. Palookaville, 1133 Pacific Ave, SC (454.0600).

10.24

Margaret Mead Festival
See Oct 12. 2 and 7pm. Media Theater, Communications, UCSC.

Let My Enemy Live!
See Oct 14. 3 and 7pm.

10.25

Imperial San Francisco
Author Gray Brechin examines the hidden environmental and social costs of building San Francisco. 7pm. $2-$3. Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St, SC (429.1964).

10.26

Ellen Galinsky
Author signs copies of her new book, Ask the Children. 7:30pm. Free. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, SC (423.0900).

10.27

Lisa See
Author talk and book signing. 7:30pm. Free. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 41st Ave, Capitola (462.4415).

10.28

Claustrophilia
Author Amy Freed's play sends up Edgar Allen Poe and the gothic horror master's love of confined spaces. 8pm. $12-$15. Actors' Theatre, 1001 Center St, SC (877.77Z.SHOW).

Pablo Ziegler Nuevo Tango Quintet
Pianist adds contemporary influences to the rebellious spirit of tango. 8pm. $8-$16. Recital Hall, Music Center, UCSC (459.2159).

Wendy Froud & Terri Windling
Yoda creator meets author for a talk about fantasy, folklore and art. 7:30pm. Free. Captiola Book Cafe, 1475 41st Ave, Capitola (462.4415).

10.29

Claustrophilia
See Oct 28. 8pm.

10.30

Claustrophilia
See Oct 28. 8pm.

10.31

Halloween on the Wharf
City-sponsored, kid-safe celebration with costume contests and trick-or-treating. 4-6pm. Free. Santa Cruz Wharf, SC (420.5273).

Claustrophilia
See Oct 28. 3 and 7pm.

Halloween Ghost Train
The Bear Mountain train follows the ride of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman; up to two costumed children ride free with each adult. 5:30pm. $20 train, $5 parking. Roaring Camp, Graham Hill Rd, Felton (335.4484).

11.1

Lani Guinier
A champion of public discourse, Lani Guinier became a household name when her nomination to head the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice caused a political furor. 8pm. $5-$16. Mainstage, Theater Arts Center, UCSC (459.2159).

11.4

Xingu
Dramatic presentation of Edith Wharton's comic short story of New York society. 8pm. $12-$15. Actors' Theatre, 1001 Center St, SC (877.77Z.SHOW).

Ron Hansen & Don Monkerud
Novelists talk about wilderness communes and Hitler's Niece. 7:30pm. Free. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, SC (408.848.6546).

11.5

Twilight Los Angeles
Kathy Foley directs a student cast in a production of Anna Deavere Smith's one-woman show about survivors of the L.A. riots. 8pm. $5-$9. Second Stage, Theater Arts Center, UCSC (459.2159).

Xingu
See Nov 4. 8pm.

Playboy of the Western World
Wilma Chandler directs a production of John Millington Synge's dark, turn-of-the-century Irish comedy. 8pm. $6-$10. Cabrillo College Theater, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos (479.6331).

11.6

SC County Symphony
Blockbuster concert of classical favorites: Franz Schubert's Symphony No. 8, Wolfgang Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major (featuring Klein String Competition winner Frank Huang) and Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring. 8pm. $17-$32. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St, SC (420.5260).

11.6

An Evening of Brass
The Salvation Army presents a concert of trumpets, baritones, trombones and tubas. 7pm. Free. Mello Center, 250 E. Beach St, Watsonville (763.4047).

Zap Mama
Queen of Afro-pop. 9pm. $20.50/$22. Palookaville, 1133 Pacific Ave, SC (454.0600).

Xingu
See Nov 4. 8pm.

Twilight Los Angeles
See Nov 5. 8pm.

Playboy of the Western World
See Nov 5. 8pm.

11.7

Xingu
See Nov 4. 3 and 7pm.

Playboy of the Western World
See Nov 5. 3pm.

Cosi Fan Tutte
See Oct 15. 2:30pm.

11.8

David McGuire
A demonstration of watercolor techniques and use of them in plein-air painting. 7pm. $2-$3. Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St, SC (429.1964).

11.10

Patrice McGinnis
Vocalist sings jazz standards with a high-powered lineup of UCSC faculty performers. 8pm. $5-$10. Recital Hall, Music Center, UCSC (459.2159).

11.11

Masters of the Steel Guitar
Eddie Pennington, Johnny Bellar, Wayne Henderson and John Cephas play a concert of American musical traditions. 8pm. $10-$20. Recital Hall, Music Center, UCSC (459.2159).

Xingu
See Nov 4. 8pm.

Cosi Fan Tutte
See Oct 15. 7:30pm.

11.12

A Perfect Ganesh
A production of Terrance McNally's play about a pair of Connecticut ladies who get a tour of India from the Hindu god Ganesh. 8pm. $5-$10. Experimental Theater, Theater Arts Center, UCSC (459.2159).

Nicole Paiement
Classic Conductor: Nicole Paiement leads the UCSC Orchestra Nov. 12-13 and the UCSC Chamber Singers Nov. 19-20.

University Orchestra
Conductor Nicole Paiement leads the UCSC orchestra in Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 and Mozart's Oboe Concerto (featuring David Bloom). 8pm. $6-$8. Recital Hall, Music Center, UCSC (459.2159).

Xingu
See Nov 4. 8pm.

Twilight Los Angeles
See Nov 5. 8pm.

Playboy of the Western World
See Nov 5. 8pm.

Friends of the Library Book Fair
Used-book sale benefiting the Santa Cruz libraries; first night of the sale for Friends of the Libraries members only. 6pm. Free. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St, SC (420.5260).

11.13

Friends of the Library Book Sale
See Nov 12. 10am.

University Orchestra
See Nov 12. 8pm.

A Perfect Ganesh
See Nov 12. 8pm.

Xingu
See Nov 4. 8pm.

Twilight Los Angeles
See Nov 5. 8pm.

Playboy of the Western World
See Nov 5. 8pm.

Cosi Fan Tutte
See Oct 15. 7:30pm.

11.14

Antique Faire
Antiques and collectibles, from vintage furniture to kitchy knickknacks. 9am-4pm. Free. City Parking Lot, Cedar Street at Lincoln Street, SC (429.8433).

The Ives Quartet
Bay Area string quartet presents a concert of works by Mozart, Beethoven and Mendelssohn. 8pm. $4-$8. Recital Hall, Music Center, UCSC (459.2159).

A Perfect Ganesh
See Nov 12. 3pm.

Xingu
See Nov 4. 3 and 7pm.

Twilight Los Angeles
See Nov 5. 3pm.

Playboy of the Western World
See Nov 5. 3pm.

11.15

Terry St. John & Pavel Machotka
Author Pavel Machotka and artist Terry St. John talk about the museum's current exhibit, "Side by Side." 7pm. $2-$3. Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St, SC (429.1964).

11.16

Jamaica Kincaid
Author of My Garden (Book) talks about getting ready for winter. 7:30pm. Free. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, SC (423.0900).

Arthur Greene
Pianist performs works of Russian composer Alexander Scriabin. 8pm. $5-$10. Recital Hall, Music Center, UCSC (459.2159).

Tom Russell
Possibly the best country-ish songwriter alive. 7:30pm. $16.80. Kuumbwa, 320 Cedar St, SC (429.7663).

11.17

Arthur Greene
See Nov 16. 8pm.

The Twilight of the Gods
Student director Jeff Clarke presents Jonathan Tolins' dramatic study of genetic testing. 8pm. $4. Studio B-100, Theater Arts Center, UCSC (459.2159).

11.18

Fanny at Chez Panisse
Musical adaptation of Alice Waters' book about her daughter's growing up in one of the Bay Area's finest restaurants. 8pm. $12-$15. Actors' Theatre, 1001 Center St, SC (877.77Z.SHOW).

Planting Day
One of the area's most popular parks gets an annual facelift with community plantings of native grass and wildflowers. 9am-1pm. Lighthouse Field State Beach, West Cliff Dr, SC (420.6288).

The Twilight of the Gods
See Nov 17. 8pm.

11.19

A Perfect Ganesh
See Nov 12. 8pm.

The Twilight of the Gods
See Nov 17. 8pm.

Fanny at Chez Panisse
See Nov 18. 8pm.

Playboy of the Western World
See Nov 5. 8pm.

UCSC Chamber Singers
"A Lyrical Farewell to the 20th Century," directed by Nicole Paiement. 8pm. $4-$6. Holy Cross Church, 126 High St, SC (459.2159).

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Martial arts exhibition. 6pm. SC Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St, SC (476.7650).

11.20

SC Chamber Players
Featuring works for piano, flute, viola and cello on songs of whales and other nautical themes. 8pm. $7-$12. Light & Life Church, 960 Brommer St, SC (425.3149).

Watermarks
New exhibit opens in the museum's Solari Gallery featuring works from the permanent collection of the National Watercolor Society. Gallery hours: 12-5pm Tue to Sun, until 7pm Fri. $2-$3. Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St, SC (429.1964).

Santa Cecilia Day Concert
Organized by top area trumpeter Eleazar Cortes; pays tribute to community and the patron saint of musicians. Mello Center, 250 E. Beach St, Watsonville (763.4047).

Scott Kirby
Ragtime and early jazz pianist Scott Kirby plays a tribute to Eubie Blake. 8pm. $12-$14. Erica Schilling Forum, Room 450, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos (479.6331).

The Twilight of the Gods
See Nov 17. 8pm.

Fanny at Chez Panisse
See Nov 18. 8pm.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
See Nov 19. 8am.

UCSC Chamber Singers
See Nov 19. 8pm.

A Perfect Ganesh
See Nov 20. 8pm.

Playboy of the Western World
See Nov 5. 8pm.

Cosi Fan Tutte
See Oct 15. 7:30pm.

11.21

Pawel Skrzypek &
Jacek Mysinski

Leading interpreter of Frederic Chopin brings his student for a program of piano works. Mello Center, 250 E. Beach St, Watsonville (763.4047).

Noggin II
Reception for an exhibition of works by student artists. 4-6pm. Free. Cabrillo College Gallery, Room 1002, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos (479.6331).

A Perfect Ganesh
See Nov 12. 3pm.

The Twilight of the Gods
See Nov 17. 3pm.

Fanny at Chez Panisse
See Nov 18. 3 and 7pm.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
See Nov 19. 8am.

SC Chamber Players
See Nov 20. 2pm. Kuumbwa, 320 Cedar St, SC.

Playboy of the Western World
See Nov 5. 3pm.

Cosi Fan Tutte
See Oct 15. 2:30pm.

11.26

Santa Sails In
A day-after-Thanksgiving tradition, Santa Claus comes to town on a sailboat. Noon. Free. Santa Cruz Wharf, SC (420.5273).

Mountain Men Rendezvous
Living history demonstration of 1830s and 1840s fur trapper and trader encampments. $5 parking. Roaring Camp, Graham Hill Rd, Felton (335.4484).

Community Tree Lighting
Santa Claus joins community leaders in lighting the city's Christmas tree. 7pm. Free. Across from the Town Clock, Corner of Mission Street and Pacific Avenue, SC.

Cinderella
Shakespeare Santa Cruz continues its annual tradition of holiday family productions with a new adaptation of Cinderella by Kate Hawley; directed by Paul Whitworth. 7pm. $10-$24. Mainstage, Theater Arts Center, UCSC (459.2159).

11.27

Cinderella
See Nov 26. 6pm.

Mountain Man Rendezvous
See Nov 26.

Oldies Revival Concert
The Turtles, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Diamond Dave Somerville, the Angels and Lou Christie. 7pm. $26.75-$42. SC Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St, SC (420.5260). Monkeys
Photograph by Frans Lanting

Love My Monkey: Nature photographer Frans Lanting's studies of bonobo monkeys in the Democratic Republic of the Congo revealed rare behaviors. He comes to the Cabrillo College theater Nov. 28 to show images and discuss observations from his latest travels.

11.28

Frans Lanting
World-traveling nature photographer presents a slide show and talk benefiting the City Museum of Natural History. 4 and 7pm. $5.50-$9. Cabrillo College Theater, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos (420.6115).

SC County Symphony
Conductor John Larry Granger leads a fun-loving program featuring children's music star Linda Arnold and the Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony. 2pm. $8-$12. SC Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St, SC (420.5260).

Martin & Jessica Simpson
Once local British folk-blues guitar hero Martin Simpson returns to town. 7pm. $16.80. Kuumbwa, 320 Cedar St, SC (429.7663).

Cinderella
See Nov 26. 1 and 6pm.

Mountain Man Rendezvous
See Nov 26.

11.29

moe.
Jam rockers from MTV. 9pm. $12/$14. Palookaville, 1133 Pacific Ave, SC (454.0600).

Greg Brown
Photograph by Richard A. Chase

Brown and Blues: Americana hero Greg Brown, possibly the greatest songwriter of his generation, comes to the Mello Center Dec. 1.

12.1

Greg Brown
One of the greatest songwriters of his generation. (Tip: Remember to buy tickets early because it'll probably sell out quick.) 7:30pm. $17.85. Mello Center, 250 E. Beach St, Watsonville (429.7663).

12.2

Cabrillo College Orchestra
Conductor Don Adkins leads the college orchestra in major works from symphonic repertoire. 8pm. $4. Cabrillo College Theater, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos (479.6331).

Cinderella
See Nov 26. 7pm.

12.3

Anonymous 4
A chart-topping classical vocal quartet performs selections from the 10th century Liturgy of St. Nicholas and other medieval hymns. 8pm. $10-$20. Holy Cross Church, 126 High St, SC (459.2159).

Watsonville Band
Granddaddy of Monterey Bay community bands, the world-famous Watsonville Band plays music of the holidays. 7:30pm. Free. Mello Center, 250 E. Beach St, Watsonville (763.4047).

Indonesian Wayang
Kathy Foley presents a program of traditional Indonesian music and dance-drama. 8pm. Free. Second Stage, Theater Arts Center, UCSC (459.2159).

Cinderella
See Nov 26. 7pm.

12.4

Robert Earl Keen
A solo acoustic set from Americana superstar Robert Earl Keen. 7pm. $21. Kuumbwa, 320 Cedar St, SC (429.7663).

Robert Earl Keen
An annual holiday tradition for fans of KPIG, this year's "Humbug Hoedown" features--who else?--Robert Earl Keen. 9:30pm. $17.85. The Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave, SC (429.7663).

Downtown Holiday Parade
An old-fashioned town parade celebrating the holiday season. 10am. Free. Pacific Avenue, between Cathcart Street and Mission Street, SC (429.8433)

Indonesian Wayang
See Dec 3. 8pm.

Cinderella
See Nov 26. 1 and 6pm.

Holiday Gift and Food Faire
Show of handmade gifts and foods made by children as a holiday fundraiser. Noon-3pm. Free. SC Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St, SC (420.5430).

12.5

Cinderella
See Nov 26. 1 and 6pm.

12.8

Cinderella
See Nov 26. 7pm.

12.9

Cinderella
See Nov 26. 7pm.

12.10

Music for the Feast of Christmas
Holiday songs done by the Cabrillo College Chorus, a brass ensemble and other groups. 8pm. $10-$12. Holy Cross Church, 126 High St, SC (420.5260).

Cinderella
See Nov 26. 7pm.

12.11

Pioneer Christmas
A pioneer-era Santa Claus leads an old-fashioned holiday celebration. $5 parking. Roaring Camp, Graham Hill Rd, Felton (335.4484).

Music for the Feast of Christmas
See Dec 10. 8pm.

Cinderella
See Nov 26. 1 and 6pm.

12.12

Fiesta Navidad
Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano and Ballet Folklórico Ollin perform regional music and dance for a traditional Mexican Christmas celebration. 3pm. $5-$15. SC Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St, SC (459.2159).

12.12

Music for the Feast of Christmas
See Dec 10. 5pm.

Antique Faire
See Nov 14.

Cinderella
See Nov 26. 1 and 6pm.

12.13

Caroling Under the Stars
Caroling books and refreshments come for the price of a holiday song. Bring a flashlight. 7-8pm. Free. Lighthouse Point, West Cliff Dr, SC (420.5273).

12.15

Cantiamo! Cabrillo
Cheryl Anderson leads the vocal group in choral music of the world. St. Patrick's Church, 721 Main St, Watsonville (479.6331).

12.16

Caroling Under the Stars
See Dec 13. 7-8pm. Santa Cruz Wharf, SC.

12.19

Century MM
Opening reception for "Century MM," a juried exhibit of works by California artists. 3-5pm. Free. Santa Cruz Art League, 526 Broadway, SC (426.5787).

12.31

First Night Santa Cruz
The biggest party of the year brings hundreds of performers to locations all over downtown Santa Cruz. 3pm-midnight. $5-$10. Various locations in downtown Santa Cruz (425.7277).

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From the September 22-29, 1999 issue of Metro Santa Cruz.

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