Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wed: A Show! / Thurs: Open Stage! / Fri: Another Show! / Sat: Yet Another Show! / Sun: Prisoner Letter Writing / & More!

-Wednesday, November 14th, 7pm: Wyatt Smith, Poppies (NYC), Rip Florence

*Wyatt Smith (closing set) https://wyattsmith.bandcamp.com/ 
***Rip Florence (opening set) https://ripflorence.bandcamp.com/ 



-Thursday, November 15th:  Open Stage!

Subrosa's take on Open Mic. Once a month. Every month.  Sign ups at 7:30pm. Show at 8! Each act will get 5-10 minutes depending on the evening.

This is a space for performance of all kinds. A space to be witnessed in your work. Performance art. Drag. Dance. Poetry. Music. Essays. Rants. Interactive games. Magic. This is an Open Stage.

With a critique of capitalism and acknowledgement of intersectional systems of oppression, we honor and wish to uplift less heard voices including those of queer, trans, femme, people of color and indigenous folks. We strive to create a brave space where we work with what and who is in the room. We hope for this space to serve the radical performing artists in Santa Cruz and are open to collaboration!

Donations accepted and appreciated.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1984389231637485/

-Friday, November 16th, 7:30pm:  Mariee Sioux, Kite Hands Glowing & Burl Wood!

Wow! Swoon! Mariee Sioux is coming to town!! and Nadia is getting a band together, and Burl is sharing her incredible music with us to start the night out! And the light is truly so so far away. It's gonna be a night not to miss.



-Saturday, November 17th, 7pm:  Eve's Peach / The Berries (WA) / Day Trip

Cactus Bloom Collective presents...


*EVE'S PEACH San Jose power-pop trio https://evespeach.bandcamp.com/ 
**THE BERRIES (On Tour) Washington jangly Americana https://theberrieswa.bandcamp.com/ 
***DAY TRIP local psychedelic pop fest https://www.facebook.com/tripOfTheDay/ 

7$ (notaflof) // All Ages // Safe(r) Space // No Alcohol No Drugs // 

-Sunday, November 18th, 1 - 4pm: Prisoner Letter Writing

Each week we will highlight a specific prisoner, have info on their story and struggle, and have a list of political prisoners to write. Use this time to find a new prisoner penpal, to continue a correspondence or write to someone you know inside. We have materials and stamps but please bring paper, pens and stamps if you like. Some snacks provided.

AND REMINDER ABOUT REGULAR OPEN HOURS 
(Come on by and have some coffee, check-out a book or strike up a conversation)

Wednesdays, 10:30am - 2pm // Fridays, 9am - 12pm // 

& open for events & meetings
(and open on some Thursday afternoons)


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This Saturday! November 17th, 2pm 
at the Mike Fox Skatepark...
Queer Skate Date! 
All abilities welcome!  

Friday, November 9, 2018

Fri: A Show! // Sat: Another Show! // Sun: Prisoner Letter Writing // Mon: Yet Another Show // & More!!! (Sun: Black Mesa weavers at MAH)

-Friday, November 9th, 7pm:  Dylan Mattioda Jeez, Mom, Don't Cry Release Show!

*dylan mattioda -playing their cool new album! https://dylanmattioda.bandcamp.com/releases**bug bud - sentimental acoustic post pop punk new emo 
***misssingmusic - is in so many bands but also makes her own rad acoustic solo music too!
****moorea lippert - acoustic cry tunes


-Saturday, November 10th, 7pm: Look Vibrant//Brown Eyes//Spicy Water//a UCSC Jazz Combo

*LOOk ViBRANT lookvibrant.bandcamp.com http://www.firstdatetouring.com/artists/look-vibrant/
Montreal's experimental-pop quartet Look Vibrant, are a wonderpot of musical inventiveness and immediacy, boiling over with energy and steaming into bliss. After releasing two singles of pure noise music (Plateau and Sweater in the Lake), and an EP of polished indie pop (Only Qualms) their debut album, The Up Here Place, perfectly combines these two elements into a product that is equally refined and unhinged. The songs teeter on the brink, threatening to fall apart at your feet, while somehow remaining intact by a logic that is uniquely Look Vibrant. Thematically, the album is an exploration of naive ambition, the constant need to reach ever growing heights, and the inevitable sharp drop that comes in its wake. Recently Look Vibrant has performed alongside notable acts, including Anderson. Paak, Wild Nothing, PALM, Micachu and the Shapes, Alvvays, and Will Butler (Arcade Fire).
**Brown Eyes, Madeline Maria
***Spicy Water, Nick Larson and Jasmine Stade - Two geetars, two spicy bois
****A Jazz Combo from UCSC! More info soon

5$ No one turned away for lack of funds // All Ages // No drugs, No alcohol // Saf(er) space, you'll get kicked out if your mean // https://www.facebook.com/events/325590221328325/

-Sunday, November 11th, 1 - 4pm: Prisoner Letter Writing (Virgin Island 3)

Each week we will highlight a specific prisoner, have info on their story and struggle, and have a list of political prisoners to write. Use this time to find a new prisoner penpal, to continue a correspondence or write to someone you know inside. We have materials and stamps but please bring paper, pens and stamps if you like. Some snacks provided.

This Sunday we will be learning about the Virgin Island 3 and drafting letters in support of their application for a commuted sentence. They have been incarcerated since 1973 and are suffering various health problems.


They were convicted using torture-extracted confessions and an absurdly biased court. All were known members of the Virgin Islands independence movement.

Since 2000-2001 they have been incarcerated illegally, when the U.S. terminated its penal jurisdiction for all V.I.-based cases. Since 2015, several petitions have been filed and ignored.   Come write a letter and let's ramp-up the campaign to get these three free.  https://www.facebook.com/events/255614278458661/

-Monday, November 12th, 6pm: SCHC - Drain // Gulch // Jawstruck // World Tension // Infirmary

SCHC Presents

***Jawstruck (EP Release Show)  https://jawstruck.bandcamp.com 
****World Tension https://worldtension.bandcamp.com 
******Head 2 Wall 


Happening Sunday, Nov. 11th, 4-7pm
Black Mesa Weavers in Santa Cruz: 
Rug Sale & Speakers

at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
705 Front St, Santa Cruz! 
(Not at SubRosa)

A special event with Diné (Navajo) weavers and elder matriarchs from Black Mesa/Big Mountain, Arizona who are in their fifth decade of resistance to forced relocation policies and coal mining on their ancestral homelands.

* SPEAKERS *
- Rena Babbitt Lane (Naakaii Dine'é clan born for Tódích'íi'nii, Sovereign Diné Nation)
- Glenna Begay (Táchii'nii clan, born for Tł'ízí Łání, Sovereign Diné Nation)
- Eleanor Castro (Awaswas/Mutsun Ohlone, Amah Mutsun Tribal Band)

* RUG & CRAFT SALE *
A rare opportunity to purchase rugs directly from six visiting Diné artisans who practice an ancient weaving tradition intricately tied to their sacred lands and way of life. Each step of the process is conducted in accordance with cultural protocols, from the herding of churro sheep in the wildlands of Black Mesa to hand shearing, carding, spinning, and dyeing with local plants and minerals.
A large selection of hand made pottery and jewelry by Diné and Amah Mutsun artisans will also be for sale.

* WEAVING DEMONSTRATIONS *
* FOOD & MUSIC *

SCHEDULE:
4pm-7pm: Rug sale and weaving demonstrations
5pm-6pm: Special program (speakers and film)

"We are just children of this earth. As little babies we are staggering around, just learning how to walk. We have not lived here for millions of years. We are just babies. And already we are causing problems, destroying our environment. The heart of our earth is being torn out."
—Rena Babbitt Lane, 96 years old

$10-20 suggested donation, no one turned away // A benefit for Black Mesa families resisting relocation

Additional Bay Area rug sales will take place on Monday, November 12 in Berkeley and Tuesday, November 13 in San Francisco and Santa Rosa. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/2040360456025820/

Santa Cruz is Awaswas Ohlone Territory // https://www.facebook.com/events/186668262219346/

AND REMINDER ABOUT REGULAR OPEN HOURS 
(Come on by and have some coffee, check-out a book or strike up a conversation)

Wednesdays, 10:30am - 2pm // Fridays, 9am - 12pm // 

& open for events & meetings
(and open on some Thursday afternoons)



Monday, October 29, 2018

Thurs: Potluck & Film // Sun: Prisoner Letter Writing // Mon: NoBunny Show // & More! Fri: Trans Rights Are Human Rights! rally at town clock

-Thursday, October 25th, 6:30-8:30pm:  Film Night Potluck: Shift Change

Come join the folks from Co-op SC for a potluck and screening of Shift Change, a film about the cooperative movement for a more equitable economy! No agenda, just food, film, feisty friends, and fellowship!  

"SHIFT CHANGE is a documentary film by veteran award-winning filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin. It tells the little known stories of employee owned businesses that compete successfully in today's economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces."  https://www.facebook.com/events/362351664339570/


-Sunday, October 28th, 1-4pm: Prisoner Letter Writing: MOVE 9

Two of the MOVE 9 were released recently and two more are up for parole next month. Come learn about the history and current situation, write to those who remain in prison and learn how you can help support parole. Materials and postage and snacks provided.  https://www.facebook.com/events/2057690040918520/



Sign the petition:
https://www.causes.com/campaigns/92454-free-the-move-9

-Monday, October 29th, 7pm: NoBunny's Beautiful, Disgusting Halloween Bash at SubRosa!

Come one, Come ALL! Acquaintances & friends New & bOld! NoBunny is coming to SubRosa and we are going to PARTY!! DRESS UP in your creepiest, most menacing, queerest, shudder-some presentations.. We are going to DANCE, TRANCE, & PRANCE all those evil demons away! ACTUALLY.. lets keep em around!! They know how to have a good time!! shoooot Dress the hell UP all you sinister ghouls and tools out there..

*Rip Florence & Veggies Marin ((opening set)) local gross wave / dreadful freak! folk (will prob feed you or just smash suspect broccolis) https://ripflorence.bandcamp.com  
**Smiley : radd Oakland femme punk w heavy doses of angular spectaculars (pregnant as hell, amazing as hell DONT miss this) https://www.instagram.com/fkasmiley/ 
***NoBunny ((ceremonial closing set)) yeah you all know who this gruesome goof is.. get waaay excite ♥ https://www.facebook.com/THENOBUNNY/ 

$10 suggested donation // all ages // safe(r) space // No TERF's, bro's or folks of that variety thnx! <33 // https://www.facebook.com/events/520489048362268/

AND REMINDER ABOUT REGULAR OPEN HOURS 
(Come on by and have some coffee, check-out a book or strike up a conversation)

Wednesdays, 10:30am - 2pm // Fridays, 9am - 12pm // 

& open for events & meetings
(and soon, open on Thursdays in later October)

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Thurs - Sun (music & expression & dancing & exploration)



-Thursday, October 18th, 7:30pm:  Open Stage! SubRosa's take on Open Mic. 

SubRosa's take on Open Mic. Once a month. Every month.  Sign ups at 7:30pm. Show at 8! Each act will get 5-10 minutes depending on the evening.

This is a space for performance of all kinds. A space to be witnessed in your work. Performance art. Drag. Dance. Poetry. Music. Essays. Rants. Interactive games. Magic. This is an Open Stage.

With a critique of capitalism and acknowledgement of intersectional systems of oppression, we honor and wish to uplift less heard voices including those of queer, trans, femme, people of color and indigenous folks. We strive to create a brave space where we work with what and who is in the room.  We hope for this space to serve the radical performing artists in Santa Cruz and are open to collaboration!

Donations accepted and appreciated. https://www.facebook.com/events/1110226145808347/

-Friday, October 19th, 7pm:  Cactus Bloom Collective presents: All Locals Show!

Cactus Bloom Collective presents

*NO BOOT STRAPS local satire pop geared toward fellow cogs https://nobootstraps.bandcamp.com/releases 
**PRACTICING SINCERITY local emotional soft punx with some guitar solos https://practicingsincerity.bandcamp.com/ 
***BB SINCLAIR local gay dream pop https://soundcloud.com/bbsinclair 
****GRAD NITE local heartfelt pop-punk https://gradnite.bandcamp.com/releases 

7$ // All Ages // Safe(r) Space // No Alcohol No Drugs // https://www.facebook.com/events/235209967147649/

-Saturday, October 20th:  2 Wonderful Events!

        4pm - 6pm: Legacy of 68: George Katsiaficas and Anselm Jappe Talk

Please join an our guests George Katsiaficas and Donald Nicholson-Smith, both 60's participants, authors and activists as they discuss the messy, and largely neglected collision of culture and politics from "all power to the imagination" to levitating the Pentagon. The speakers will draw out the highs and lows, the triumphs and disasters of the 60s, and what that might actually mean for the 21st century. PM Press will be there with books and new releases.


        8pm - midnight!:  QTPOC Dance Party!

This Saturday, 8pm-midnight. QTPOC Dance Party! Tricks and Treats. A safer space for queer people of color. This is a free event, but donations are welcome // Dry space // 8pm - midnight // hosted in collaboration with the Diversity Center


-Sunday, October 21st, 7pm:  Cinder Well, Gabriel Saloman, and more!

*Cinder Well - on tour from Portland, OR - Haunting, original folk music from members of Gembrokers, Vradiazei, and Blackbird Raum. The Unconscious Echo was released in May. https://cinderwell.bandcamp.com
**Gabriel Saloman - SC https://gabrielsaloman.bandcamp.com
***Mustafa Walker - SC 
****The Scythe and Spade - SC

Show at 7pm! // $7 donation - notaflof! // SubRosa is a dry space, so don't bring your booze! But do bring your friends! // https://www.facebook.com/events/2267588953474308/ 



Friday, October 12, 2018

Fri: Double Feature Film // Sat: A Show // Mon: Another Show // & so Much More!!!

-Friday, Oct. 12th, 7:30: Double feature! Beetlejuice AND Little Shop of Horrors

       7:30- Beetlejuice


       9:15- Little Shop of Horrors 





-Saturday, Oct. 13th, 7pm: SCHC - Sanction // Crossfire// Field Of Flames// Neglected Truth

SCHC Presents



*Sanction (New York) https://sanction631.bandcamp.com 

**Crossfire (Arizona) https://crossfireaz.bandcamp.com 


7PM // $10 // RESPECT THE VENUE // NO DRINKING // https://www.facebook.com/events/871196389937203/

-Monday, Oct. 15, 7pm: SCHC - Cold Shoulder // Omen // Urban Dispute

SCHC Presents


7PM // $5 // Respect The Venue // https://www.facebook.com/events/2279882418902381/

-Tuesday, Oct. 16th, 5:30 - 7:30pm: Housing Justice meeting

We know housing justice is necessarily feminist and at the same time movements need to learn more from the learning of feminist struggles. How can we engage a broader public in Santa Cruz in these conversations? How can mobilize with these intersections, and others, in mind?
Feminist movements and theory encourage us to ask who benefits, who is at risk, and how does power operate in our homes, our work, our lives. We need feminist interventions to help us critique our internal movement tendencies and practices, including housing justice movements. Women and gender non-conforming people have been at the center of many of the housing struggles in the US and internationally.

-Thursday, Oct. 18th, 7:30pm: Open Stage! (SubRosa's take on Open Mic)

A magical place of expresseion and witness, for performance of all kinds by all kinds of people. An open stage for mini-performances of 5-10 minutes. A place for poetry, drag, music and performance art. For queer theory, comedy and personal stories.  Sign ups at 7:30. // Show at 8!

-Friday, Oct. 19th, 7pm:  Cactus Bloom Collective presents: All Locals Show at SubRosa!

Cactus Bloom Collective presents

*NO BOOT STRAPS local experimental noise rock https://nobootstraps.bandcamp.com/releases 
**PRACTICING SINCERITY local emotional soft punx with some guitar solos https://practicingsincerity.bandcamp.com/ 
***BB SINCLAIR local gay dream pop https://soundcloud.com/bbsinclair 
****GRAD NITE local heartfelt pop-punk https://gradnite.bandcamp.com/releases 

7$ // 7pm // All Ages // Safe(r) Space // No Alcohol No Drugs // https://www.facebook.com/events/235209967147649/

-Saturday, Oct. 20th: 2 happenings!

       4pm: Legacy of 68: George Katsiaficas and Anselm Jappe Talk   

       8pm: QTPOC Dance Party!

QTPOC Dance Party! Tricks and Treats. A safer space for queer people of color.

Free! // Dry space // 8pm - midnight // hosted in collaboration with the Diversity Center // https://www.facebook.com/events/2229658490598004/ 

And other happenings around town!

From the Santa Cruz Fruit Tree Project:  1. Apple Harvest and Cider Pressing October 21st // 2. Apples Available to Pick on Your Own // 3. Some Local Apple History (https://www.facebook.com/Santa-Cruz-Fruit-Tree-Project-164684610234517/)


1. Happy apple season. On Sunday, October 21st, we'll be picking apples from a few spots in Corralitos, after which people are invited to join Steve at his house to press cider with the famous pedal-powered apple crusher and cider press.  We'll be meeting up to pick in Corralitos at 9:30am, harvest should be done within a couple hours, and cider pressing could go late into the afternoon.  If interested, please RSVP to fruittreesc@gmail.com, or 435-6719.  If you have a truck or large vehicle and can give a ride to an event organizer and equipment from Santa Cruz, that would be great.



2. Some residents have contacted us with fruit we're unable to organize regular events for, but you are invited to contact them about harvesting on your own.  Steve in Scotts Valley has some green apples he says are best used for baking. 335-5855. Chris in Watsonville has a few golden delicious trees. You can contact her at 345-7412.  Amazingly, people have also started contacting us about persimmons, which usually aren't ready until November. We don't have confirmation to share specifics just yet, but stay tuned for details.

3. Did you know that apples were a major crop in Santa Cruz County in times past? Some of the places we pick are remnants of the old commercial orchards that later got divided into rural residential parcels.  It's striking to see trees sometimes that have not been tended much for decades, not irrigated, not sprayed, and yet they still put out fruit. It's quite a contrast from the strawberry fields which require substantial irrigation and often use pesticides dangerous to farm workers and nearby residents and school children.  Another interesting piece of Santa Cruz County apple history is that Martinelli's Cider started out selling hard cider. It was for hard cider that apples were spread originally in the US, and only during Prohibition, Martinelli's developed a sparkling apple juice as a way of staying in business.

AND REMINDER ABOUT REGULAR OPEN HOURS 
(Come on by and have some coffee, check-out a book or strike up a conversation)

Wednesdays, 10:30am - 2pm // Fridays, 9am - 12pm // 

& open for events & meetings
(and open on Thursdays in October)


And SubRosa is part of a larger community center called The Hub.  Check out the Hub's facebook page regarding other Hub projects!  https://www.facebook.com/santacruzhub/


Thursday, September 27, 2018

Fri: Cedar Dreamer + Show / Sat: Hedwig & Angry Inch film / Early Oct- Sat: Really Really Free Market & Mon: Mutual Aid Disaster Relief Workshop

-Friday, September 28th, 8pm:  Organelle + cedar dreamer + callow + melpomene

Join us Friday, for another beautiful night at SubRosa Community space. Cedar Dreamer and Organelle are on tour from Olympia, WA, bringing us their sweet dulcet tones and ambient reverberations. Bay Area dream doom duo Callow will support alongside Melpomene, the solo project of Shantel Amundson (Medicine Moon/Illudium).

*CEDAR DREAMER - ambient/drone/experimental https://cedardreamer.bandcamp.com 
**ORGANELLE - dark folk/drone https://organelle.bandcamp.com/release 
***CALLOW - dream doom https://callow.bandcamp.com 



$7 donation for the touring bands & Subrosa - No One Turned Away For Lack Of Funds!! // https://www.facebook.com/events/466386503834854/

-Saturday, September 29th, 7:45pm:  Hedwig and the Angry Inch- film screening

Hedwig and the Angry Inch // Music! Queer Drama! Thrills! Bring snacks, friends and cozy things! Free outdoor screening (donations welcome)!  https://www.facebook.com/events/164372154445743/

And a week later!

​-Saturday, October 6th, 12 - 3pm:  Really Really Free Market!

Really Really Free Market! No money. No trades. Everything is free. Capitalism NO!. But come to the really really free market to give away your old stuff and/or get new-to-you stuff. Don't be late and be sure to check in with the organizers when you get there.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1265941086881119/ (And later that evening a show with Moral Theory)

-Monday, October 8th, 10am - 4pm:  MUTUAL AID DISASTER RELIEF: "Giving Our Best, Ready For The Worst: Community Organizing as Disaster Preparedness"

"Giving Our Best, Ready For The Worst: Community Organizing as Disaster Preparedness" A Participatory Workshop about Solidarity, Building Grassroots Power, and Community Organizing as Disaster Preparedness

$10-40 Suggested Donation (No one turned away for lack of funds)

*If you need childcare to attend this event, please email Maya at amazonmyco@gmail.com 

The Mutual Aid Disaster Relief (MADRelief) Training Team is visiting our community. Currently MADRelief is on a national capacity-building and educational tour. They will explain how natural storms turn into unnatural disasters through dangerous new forms of "disaster capitalism" and "extreme resource extraction," and train diverse affinity groups on principles of grassroots direct action humanitarian aid and crisis response, sharing lessons learned from historical and current mutual aid groups and covering a wide range of topics such as "Principles of 'Solidarity, Not Charity,'" "Using Privilege to Break Down Barriers," "Building Power in Collaboration," and "Overcoming Trauma Together."  https://www.facebook.com/events/282999565650925/

AND REMINDER ABOUT REGULAR OPEN HOURS 
(Come on by and have some coffee, check-out a book or strike up a conversation)

Wednesdays, 10:30am - 2pm // Fridays, 9am - 12pm // 

& open for events & meetings
(and open on Thursdays in October)

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