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Flocking to Shakespeare Santa Cruz: The company's new seasonal classic, 'Cinderella,' opens Nov. 25.

Holiday Calendar

11.15

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.

11.16

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

Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter
The Kuumbwa Jazz Center continues its 25th anniversary celebration with a concert featuring two jazz legends. 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
Acclaimed theater company that presents classic works of short fiction takes 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.

11.17

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.

11.18

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

Scott Kirby
Ragtime piano player. 8pm. $18/$16/$14/$12/$8. Capitola Theater, 120 Monterey Ave, Capitola; 462.3131.

11.24

Christmas 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.

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

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.

11.25

An Evening With Frans Lanting
Top nature photographer presents 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.

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

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

11.26

SC Symphony Family Concert
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.

11.29

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

11.30

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

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

12.01

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

A 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, UCSC, Santa Cruz; 459.2159.

Concert Choir Baroque Holiday Tour
UCSC concert choir performs baroque works by Vivalidi and Purcell. 8pm. $8/$6/$4. Recital Hall, 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 holiday-song sing-along. 8pm. Also, Dec 2, 8pm; Dec 3, 3pm. Holy Cross Church, 126 High St, Santa Cruz; 479.6331.

12.02

Holiday Gift and Food Fair
Fundraiser for community youth features handmade gifts and food made by childen 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 and Mission streets.

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, UCSC, Santa Cruz; 459.2159.

12.03

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.

12.04

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

12.05

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

12.07

First Thursdays
Featuring Jazz Birds. See Dec 2.

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.

12.09

Holiday Movie and Food Drive
Showing of The Wizard of Oz, free with can of food. 11am. Nickelodeon Theater, 210 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz.

12.11

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.

12.12

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

12.13

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.

12.14

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

12.17

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

Voices of the Holidays
Unity Choir and Georgianna Bruce Kirby Choir. Noon, 1 & 3pm. Abbot Square, Santa Cruz.

12.31

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

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