Thursday, June 13, 2024

More At SubRosa! And Elsewhere!

More At SubRosa! And Elsewhere!

SubRosa is a collectively run anarchist community space - 

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

  • Friday June 14th - Aidan and Aaron are gonna be 21 years old!!! Let's have fun and celebrate with a night of music with…

* Casino Youth - Santa Cruz/Bay Area Pop Punk! - @casinoyouth 

** Universe - Santa Cruz rocktronica - @universebandsc 

*** The Chemicals - garage rock concoction of loud riffs, catchy hooks, & a rock & roll sound from Chico & SC & the Bay Area - @thechemicalsmusic 

**** Naildriver - 831 alternative thrash - 

7pm // $5 at door - notaflof! // all-ages // dry space // safe(r) space // anti-capitalist space // respect the space and each other!

Info from SubRosa IG post - 

  • This Saturday morning (June 15th) at SubRosa, 9am - 2pm - Giant Puppet Workshop - session 2! Come learn how to and actually make giant puppets (a series).

* Session 1: Theory, Process, Design, and Identify Materials (Saturday 6/1 - 10am - 12pm) - at SubRosa - DONE! 

* Session 2: Make the Frame and the Form (Saturday 6/15 - 9am - 2pm) - at SubRosa - THIS SATURDAY!

* Session 3: Paper Mache and Costume Making (Saturday 7/13 - 9am - 2pm - location tbd) 

* Session 4: Final Painting and Assembly (Saturday 7/27 - 9am - 2pm - location tbd)

Info from SubRosa IG post - 

  • Saturday evening June 15! Longtime Santa Cruz rockers - Practicing Sincerity @practicingsincerity are playing their last show as their current lineup here at SubRosa 

they've been mainstays of the scene since 2016/2017 so they're going out with a bang outside in the courtyard, joined by their friends Eve's Peach @evespeachmusic and Kite Hands Glowing @kitehandsglowing_music 

doors open 6 show starts 7 // $10 at door - notaflof! // all-ages // dry space // safe(r) space // anti-capitalist space // respect the space and each other // respect our neighbors too! (especially since show outside in the courtyard)

Info from SubRosa IG -  

  • A special Sunday show June 16th - let the music envelop you at SubRosa with…

* Byssus - dedicated to the resilient interspecies entanglements that defy the logic of empire - Santa Cruz - @byssusfolk  

** Stone Crowe - a celtic-folk-bluegrass project by santa cruz radicals 

*** Florez Rain - sounds of grief and struggle, adventure and terror - Elkhorn, central coast of California - @florezrain  

**** Waul of the Weald - acoustic multi-instrument solo project from beneath the redwoods of northern ca exploring nature darkness beauty freedom love and loss - @wauloftheweald  

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 post - 

  • every Tuesday 3:30ish - 5:30ish - Goth Denny's aka Post-Punk IHOP aka New Wave Jeffrey's aka Folk Punk Bea's Koffee Kup Open Hours

Often sharing food in the courtyard in a mutual and communal way. Lets build systems of interdependence and community! Don't feel like you have to bring anything though! Solidarity is not transactional.

  • every Thursday 1:30 - 3:30pm - HUFF - Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom - meeting & Open Hours

HUFF - Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom - "HUFF is Santa Cruz's oldest and most stubbornly persistent grassroots homeless advocacy group. We make trouble for the powers that be and fight institutional human rights abuses." AND open hours simultaneously!

And at the Fábrica - Hand Stitch Club!

(SubRosa's wonderful neighbor at the Hub Community Center)

Social stitching circle for mending, hand quilting, knitting, crochet, embroidery, etc. bring your own project or find supplies at the shop. At The Fábrica: 703 Pacific Avenue. Accessibility info and more at and 

  • Wednesday, June 12, 5-7pm (alas! In the past but 2 more opportunities coming up)

  • Friday, June 28, 3-5pm

  • Monday, July 15, 5-7pm


And elsewhere around town…

It's the season of long days, of endless birdsong, of summer plants bursting forth in all their vitality, and of spring plants going to seed and fading.  It's a time that's the end of semesters and "I didn't think I'd survive finals week this time," it's a time of travel if you're a traveler and of tourist gridlock if you live in a seaside beach town.  It's a gateway to high fire season, and all that entails…

It's a time of the kids being home, and the farmer's markets being jammed, and long sunlit work hours and sunburns and aloe and salt water and chlorine in your hair.  Sweating and swimming and dripping with the incredible power of our planet's very very specific relationship with its Sun, which is So Potent that when we lean a little bit away from it, it's winter, and when we lean in just a tinsy bit, it's summer.  It's sand in your lemonade and "I wore too many layers" and rollercoasters and here come the berries.  It's plenty of sun for our gardens and our skin.

And so we gather.  We gather in this time to celebrate.  To mark the turning of the wheel of the year.  To remember that we are a small part of a much larger cycle of death-rebirth-life.  To use these heartbeats that our ancestors gave us in service of those great rhythms.  To use these breaths we're borrowing from our descendants to give them something to hold on to when chaos strikes. Full invite at 



-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 at theHub Community Center)

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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