Friday, May 3, 2024

An active next many days at SubRosa and around!

At SubRosa! And beyond!

SubRosa is a collectively run anarchist community space - 

let's create together the world(s) we want to live in now.

  • Today! Art sale for Palestine collaboration with Lockette Magazine and Little Giant Collective and Kappa Zeta - this Friday May 3rd

2:30-4:30pm at SubRosa- Screen printed clothing and items for sale in the courtyard. 100% of proceeds going to Palestine's Children's Relief Fund. // Info from IG post -

  • The Onko Rinkus Bicycle presents: Critical Mass (a bicycle party in Santa Cruz) this Friday May 3rd - meet at 6pm at the downtown clock tower.  And come to the after party at the Bike Church and support their free lock program and move yourself to some great music!

More info from @onko_rinkus - "Thought that I swore off promoting circus-themed bicycle parades for good. Yet here we are, once again, at the precipice of another celebration of humanity. Ready to dive headfirst into an, albeit temporary, shift in the paradigm of transportation infrastructure, protesting the status quo, moonlighting as an ephemeral street party on two wheels."

And after party at the Bike Church (SubRosa's wonderful neighbors at the Hub Community Center) with live music! Food! Art! And again, more info from @onko_rinkus - "Incidentally (although not coincidentally) Curve Sharpens will be making its first last stand at the Bike Church fundraiser after party, before Liam gallops off into the infinite unknown." Also with Les Bois Rouge and more at @thebikechurch - 703 Pacific Ave in downtown Santa Cruz (enter on Spruce St). 

"Come one, come all. Wear a costume! Celebrate bikes! Dance! Tell your friends, warn your neighbors." Info from SubRosa IG post - 

  • Saturday May 4th at noon with poet and author Marsha de la O - You are invited to a poetry reading inside SubRosa (because of rain not in the courtyard) - event is free!

About the book of poems: Written during the last five years of the poet's father's life, "Creature" is a book about love, destruction, and the self, all standing in relation to family and the natural world. The poems themselves try to move toward what can't be said by finding connection with other life forms: hawks, hummingbirds, pelicans, lizards, horses, ravens, squid. By moving past linguistic walls into otherness, words become proximate to mystery and inhabit territory where expanses open and embodiment is always on the verge of transformation.

Marsha de la O is a lecturer in the English Department at California State University, Channel Islands, where she teaches poetry and creative writing. She is the author of several books. She lives with her husband in Ventura, California, where they founded the Ventura County Poetry Project to support local poetry. Information from // @upittpress // Post from Hub IG - 

  • this saturday, may 4th, the dj sets return to SubRosa! bring a friend and come dance with us! with … 

* Rats @britbrattheratt 

** n8w31ss @n8w31ss 

*** Earthtobi @earthtobi 

Doors 5:30pm, music 6pm // $10 at door - notaflof! // all-ages // dry space // safe(r) space // anti-capitalist space // respect the space and each other! // Info from SubRosa IG - 

  • A Sunday evening of sonic darkness at SubRosa on May 5th with…

* Identity Theory - a solo artist project of darkly seductive gothic romantica, performed by Jonathan Schall - @identitytheory (from SC)

** Valkyrie Scarr - a multi-genre creating of a unique sound to share with fellow humans - @therewillbeheroes (from among us) 

*** Vio/ator - Bay Area-based post-punk/dark-wave - @violatormusic 

7pm // $10 at door - notaflof! // all-ages // dry space // safe(r) space // anti-capitalist space // respect the space and each other! // Info from SubRosa IG -  

  • "hear ye here ye! special surprise show tuesday may 7th - we got @innner.alignment coming thru on their west coast tour. very exciting stuff !! ~~ @l__eshy with an opening set ~~ @vishalarvindam and friends spinning records all night. in the ever lovely embrace of @subrosa_space" - presented by 

7pm // $15 at door - notaflof! // all-ages // dry space // safe(r) space // anti-capitalist space // respect the space and each other!

***S.C.U.M. (Santa Cruz Underground Music) is the revival of an old anagram to rekindle a collectivized effort towards performance and skill-share across experimental art spaces and mediums. // Info from SubRosa IG -  


Following NOT at SubRosa/Hub Community Center but elsewhere…

"Why is There Something Instead of Nothing?

Opening reception:  Friday, May 3rd, 5-9pm

Indexical, 1050 River St #119

Ann Altstatt is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores temporality, the intersections of scientific inquiry and mysticism, and the hidden stories of the material world. Their other research interests include paleontology, cosmology, discard studies, human relationships with the non-human, and multi-species survival in the face of global climate chaos. Ann graduated from the Digital Arts and New Media MFA at University of California, Santa Cruz in 2018. As a founding collective member at The Fábrica textile workshop since 2010, their arts practice

remains informed by community engagement, collaborative processes, and material reuse. They are honored to have been recognized by the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County as a 2020/2021 Rydell Visual Arts Fellow. Ann lives on the historic floodplain of the San Lorenzo River, with their partner and kiddo, a cat, two dogs, five chickens and innumerable termites.

  • Saturday May 4th Beltane Celebration - From   "We were very much looking forward to hosting another Beltane Celebration and Maypole Dance like we did last year, but it looks pretty likely that the meadow will be rained out on our celebration day.  Welcome rain!  Welcome water!  We celebrate you even when you slightly inconvenience us!"

"So!  We're moving things indoors and later.  To whit: you are cordially invited to a potluck at the Temple of the Waters, which will be followed by some time at the Temple altar to share your intentions for the upcoming turn of the Wheel of the Year.  We will then make an invisible, energetic Maypole and dance at least once circuit around it weaving invisible threads together —- they may take our sunshine, but they'll never take our ludicrous dances from us!  It'll be silly and ridiculous and that feels like one essential ingredient to marking this season.  We may even have a tiny, tea-candle sized fire to jump over if people are looking forward to that as a Beltane moment. Afterwards we'll have group singing time — bring a song you'd like to sing, or bring a voice you're willing to add to our impromptu chorus." 

And more at link including address 

From linktree ( ) in bio entitled "Our Encampment" & post slide entitled "Our Purpose" @ucscsjp - "As we enter over 200 days of genocide where over 40,000 lives in Gaza have been lost and millions have been displaced by the zionist occupation funded by our U.S. tax dollars and our UC tuition, we see the crucial need for students to escalate in our tactics to end the genocide against Gaza and the occupation of Palestine as a whole."

 "The purpose of our encampment is to recenter and refocus our attention to the genocide in Gaza and the ongoing occupation of Palestine as a whole. We are centering the call for total liberation and freedom of the Palestinian people."

"We have a responsibility as people living in the U.S. and as UC students whose tuition is invested into the creation of the very missiles and weapons that are killing Palestinians at this very moment. Nothing should normal during a genocide and we refuse to continue carrying on as if it is. Our demands have been ignored. We will continue to escalate until they are met."And more at linktree in bio and at @ucscsjp 

Locally other IG pages with news and information about Gaza solidarity & @the.people.for.palestine // student struggles (which includes Gaza solidarity) @ucscdivest 

And IG pages with information (and more) regarding Gaza solidarity across continent and globally @blackpowderpress (check out story section as well) & @crimethincredux 

Other news site with a focus on Gaza - @democracynow & @aljazeeraenglish & @middleeasteye & @eye.on.palestine & of course much more.


-And out Fábrica Open Hours, Mondays, 12 - 3pm and Saturdays, 2pm - 5pm and Sundays,11am - 2pm (except 2nd Sunday of month) // repeats weekly (SubRosa's neighbor!)

Description: The Fábrica is a community workspace where folks can come to learn and share knowledge about textiles arts. This includes Sewing, Knitting, Quilting, Embroidery, Crochet, and Bookbinding, among other arts. The workshop is operated by volunteers and funded by donations from participants. We have sewing machines as well as generous amounts of fabric, zippers, notions, and the other tools and supplies one needs for most sewing and yarn-based projects. There is no charge to use the shop, but please consider a $5-10 donation to help with our operating costs. Contact info below.

-And another neighbor - Bike Church // Open Hours, Thursday - Monday, 12–5pm (Repeats every week) 

AND W.T.F. (Women, trans, femme) bike days are back! Every Tuesday starting from 5 - 8pm -  we will be open to anyone identifying as female, trans, femme, non-binary and gender-queer <3 if you do not identify as any of the above, come by the shop a different day! :) 

About our wonderful neighbor, The Bike Church (enter on Spruce St) - "The Bike Church is a project of the Hub and has been Santa Cruz's only community bike shop since 1998. Our shop functions in a DIY/DIT (Do-It-Together) manner: we provide the tools, space and instruction for individuals to fix their own bike with the guidance of knowledgeable mechanics. We ask for a donation of $5-15 per hour to use the shop--no one is turned away for lack of funds. We provide used and new parts for affordable prices, and have many used bikes for sale. We give away kids bikes for free. Our shop is run by a collective of mechanics and apprentices who are all paid equally. We use consensus meetings to make decisions about the running of the shop." Contact info below.

<Contact info for our neighbors at The Hub, 703 Pacific Ave>

-The Bike Church --- // // 

-Hard Core Compost --- // //  

-The Fábrica --- // //

-PedX Courier & Cargo --- // // 

-Tenant Sanctuary --- // //  

The Santa Cruz Hub for Sustainable Living includes a constellation of projects that support skill-sharing, appropriate re/use of resources, and interconnected, creative communities - since 1994! // // 


SubRosa is a collectively run anarchist community space, a place to meet others and challenge our assumptions and act on our passions. We strive to create a vibrant environment for events, classes, meetings, organizing, performance, art, studying and more. SubRosa also offers radical literature for sale, and houses the Anarchist Lending Library. We welcome folks to join us in fostering an environment free from coercion, sexism, queer&homophobia, racism, ableism and other hierarchies. 

SubRosa is part of the Hub Community Center, in downtown Santa Cruz, CA which is the unceded homelands of the Awaswas-speaking Ohlone people known as the Uypi, who stewarded these lands since time immemorial. Centuries of colonial violence led to the removal and displacement of the Uypi. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, comprised of the descendants of indigenous people taken to missions Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista during Spanish colonization of the Central Coast, is today working hard to restore traditional stewardship practices on these lands and heal from historical trauma. 

Do you want to join SubRosa in solidarity with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band? 

-Contribute to The Humunya Foundation of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, a 501 (c) (3) Private Foundation under the Internal Revenue Code. As such, donations made to the Humunya Foundation are tax deductable. The Humunya Foundation was created to fund raise, facilitate Tribal cultural activities and conduct outreach to the public. More information 

-Sign up for the Amah Mutsun Land Trust email list for more information and opportunities to get involved. 

-Consider making a monthly  donation to Amah Mutsun Land Trust to support the tribe's Indigenous stewardship and cultural relearning work. 

-Check out to protect Juristac, an Amah Mutsun sacred site threatened by a proposed mining operation in Santa Clara county. Actions include:  Sign the petition to protect Juristac, an Amah Mutsun sacred site threatened by a proposed mining operation in Santa Clara county. and and and 

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