Friday, December 19, 2014

Soon at SubRosa!

-Fri. Dec. 19th, 7-9pm, Queer! Kick-It!

    Some snacks. Some music. Hella queers. Come kick it!

-Sat. Dec. 20th, 12-3pm, Really Really Free Market

    No money. No trades. Everything is free. This market is based on a gift-economy and thinks capitalism sucks.  Especially at this holiday time, let's share what we got and give freely. Bring food to share. Bring your special items that you don't use but can't throw away (ex. clothes, toys, art supplies, instruments, books and zines...your free box). Bring your special talents to offer people (ex. haircuts, message, reiki...). Come and take what you can use and say thanks! We will have folks to check in with as you arrive. First come first served, space may be limited. If you bring things, you are expected to take away whatever is left at the end of the market.  


and 5pm-7pm, Liberating Education: A Pedagogy of the Oppressed

    A discussion and investigation.  Let's do it!

-Sun Dec. 21, 6:30pm, Killing Moon Presents:   ~~*~*~*qUeErPuNx cLuStErFuXxX~*~*~~

*hex appeal (new twee-goth-dance-punk project. “like a temper tantrum-fueled dance party”. Both members of   this witchy duo are queer aries faeries. from bellingham)- listen at http://hexappeal.bandcamp.com.s2.gvirabi.com/releases
**them are us too ( ~for real~ last show in santa cruz before we move to some other dump ~~~ come get sad and weird w/ us, from here too)- listen at http://aannkkhh.bandcamp.com/
***lost dog (dirty dog lost making fertile sound waves, from down the street)
****black out wussy (sad baby queercore; mmbrs of department store & t.a.u.t. & umm casey monahan, 1st show)
*****gyl (it's just vanessa and kennedy hating stuff and having a great time doing it, 1st show)

 
$3-$5 (notaflof) to support touring bands and the space facebook-event-thingy

and a sneak preview of a show happening at SubRosa on Saturday Dec. 27th 
with Rex Goliath, Moonbeau, the Root Beer Floats, and the Meantimes at Subrosa! facebook-event-thingy

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

This Week! Figure Drawing/ Qi Gong Beginning Class/ Coming of (R)AGE film series/ Stickers, Stamps, Stencils/ Queer! Kick-It! / Really Really Free Market/ Liberating Education: A Pedagogy of the Oppressed‏

                        Everyday at SubRosa!

-Tues. Dec. 16th, 6pm, Figure Drawing

Free figure drawing session! Every week, we gather to spend a few hours drawing bodies. Bring your drawing supplies if you have them, and the host will make sure there are a few extras for folks in need. We take turns modeling: no one is required to model, but everyone is encouraged.

-Wed. Dec. 17th, 5pm-7pm, Come to the Qi Gong Beginning Class

A practice of aligning body, breath, and mind for health, meditation, and martial arts training. With roots in Chinese medicine, philosophy, and martial arts, qigong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance qi (chi) or what has been translated as "life energy".

and at 7:30pm, Punk Amok Presents: Coming of (R)AGE film series

Three girls in 1980's Stockholm form a punk band, despite not knowing how to play their instruments and being told that punk is dead.

The films feature youth confronting a world not of their liking or making, and asserting themselves in conditions that are antithetical to their desires.

Come to SubRosa to find out what the film will be, look for flyers around town and at the finest punk and cooperative houses. The internet makes it too easy to find out things at the click of a button, and the thrill of discovery is blunted. 

-Thurs. Dec. 18th, 3pm-6pm, Stickers, Stamps, Stencils, and More

Come join with other folks in creating these versatile ways to share art in the wide world around.

     and at 7:30pm, 3rd Thurs. Women, Trans, and Queer Open Mic

Every 3rd Thursday of the month we reserve the stage for Women, Trans, and Queer folk though everyone is invited and encouraged to come enjoy the show. These Open Mics are always special! Donations directly benefit this community-supported space.

Signups for performance at 7:30 fill up quickly, and it begins at 8pm. Bring your creativity and artistic inspiration. $3-7 at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds.

-Fri. Dec. 19th, 7-9pm, Queer! Kick-It!


Some snacks. Some music. Hella queers. Come kick it!

-Sat. Dec. 20th, 12-3pm, Really Really Free Market


No money. No trades. Everything is free. This market is based on a gift-economy and thinks capitalism sucks. Especially at this holiday time, let's share what we got and give freely. Bring food to share. Bring your special items that you don't use but can't throw away (ex. clothes, toys, art supplies, instruments, books and zines...your free box). Bring your special talents to offer people (ex. haircuts, message, reiki...). Come and take what you can use and say thanks! We will have folks to check in with as you arrive. First come first served, space may be limited. If you bring things, you are expected to take away whatever is left at the end of the market.

     and 5pm-7pm, Liberating Education: A Pedagogy of the Oppressed

A discussion and investigation. Let's do it!

Friday, December 12, 2014

This Weekend! Responding to Traumatic Events Workshop/ Singing Playshop/ Anti-Racist Organizing Workshop

This Weekend
At SubRosa!

-Sat. Dec. 13th, 12-5pm, Responding to Traumatic Events

   
This course will cover biological/physiological responses to extreme events and will explore ways to prepare and condition ourselves to thrive and survive. There will be lecture/discussion and practical application. Brings snacks, etc and materials to take notes if desired (part of the Action Training Fall 2014 Calendar Presented by Santa Cruz Forest Keepers).

-Sun. Dec. 14th, 5-6:30pm,
Singing Playshop with Kasia Moon!

    Learn techniques to develop the sounds you want to make with your beautiful body. This includes safe singing practices, a healthy breathing method, and games to loosen up creativity as it lends itself towards songwriting, improvisation, and oral presentation. Best of all -- Connect with friends old and new in a sweet community space safe for making silly sounds! If you've never ever sung a note, this is the place to be. If you find yourself singing the same notes over and over and want to expand your breadth, you're going to love this. If you've gone all over the place and want to hone in on what is true for you, yes come! Everyone will have plenty of chances to sing AND listen, and learn ways to get creative with what comes out of their pretty mouths.

Please bring a pen or pencil, paper, a reusable cup if you have one (for throat tea!), your ideas,
  friends, and a sense of adventure. This event is free of cost, though donations are appreciated!


and later that same Sunday at 7pm
Tools for White Anti-Racist Organizing: Part Two

    
    This is a space for anyone with an interest in dismantling racism (and intersecting systems of oppression) to collectively discuss effective ways for white people, specifically activists, organizers, and radicals, to talk to other white people about race and racism.

This will be less of a lecture and more of a skillshare: a place to learn from each other through talking about our own experiences trying to undo racism in our lives and communities. You don't need to be an expert, and you don't need to be white in order to attend.
 
Topics may include, and are not limited to:

- Confronting family/friends when they say something racist: how do you do it?
- What does it mean to be an 'ally'? What are some radical critiques of the term?
- How does race consciousness evolve for different people?
- What's the difference between racism and white supremacy?
- And much, much more...


Free topical literature will be included with the workshop, and SubRosa has a great collection of relevant zines for sale, for anyone wanting more resources. Bring yourself, an openness to dialog on complex subjects, and any food, drink, or resources you'd like to share!
 
Note: This is a two-part workshop, with the first part having taken place Thursday December 11th. There may be overlap between the two halves, depending on turnover in attendance.

Monday, December 8, 2014

This Week! Figure Drawing/ Coming of (R)AGE film series/ Tools for White Anti-Racist Organizing/ Board Games/ Responding to Traumatic Events Workshop

Everyday This Week
At SubRosa!

-Mon. Dec. 8th, 5:30pm,
Figure Drawing: Round 2


    Free figure drawing session! Every week, we gather to spend a few hours drawing bodies. Bring your drawing supplies if you have them, and the host will make sure there are a few extras for folks in need. We take turns modeling: no one is required to model, but everyone is encouraged.

-Tues. Dec. 9th, 6pm,
More Figure Drawing!

    See above for more info!

-Wed. Dec. 10th, 7:30pm,
Punk Amok Presents: Coming of (R)AGE film series

    A lonely 12 year old boy growing up working class in 1980's England, finds friendship amongst a group of skinheads.  Violent racism eventually tears the group apart in a stark portrayal of post-war white nationalist youth culture and working class British punk origins.

Come to SubRosa to find out what the film will be, look for flyers around town and at the finest punk and cooperative houses.  The internet makes it too easy to find out things at the click of a button, and the thrill of discovery is blunted. 

-Thurs. Dec. 11th, 7pm,
Tools for White Anti-Racist Organizing: Part 1
  
    This is a space for anyone with an interest in dismantling racism (and intersecting systems of oppression) to collectively discuss effective ways for white people, specifically activists, organizers, and radicals, to talk to other white people about race and racism.

This will be less of a lecture and more of a skillshare: a place to learn from each other through talking about our own experiences trying to undo racism in our lives and communities. You don't need to be an expert, and you don't need to be white in order to attend.

Topics may include, and are not limited to:

-Confronting family/friends when they say something racist: how do you do it?
-What does it mean to be an 'ally'? What are some radical critiques of the term?
-How does race consciousness evolve for different people?
-What's the difference between racism and white supremacy?

And much, much more...

Free topical literature will be included with the workshop, and SubRosa has a great collection of relevant zines for sale, for anyone wanting more resources. Bring yourself, an openness to dialog on complex subjects, and any food, drink, or resources you'd like to share!

Note: This is a two-part workshop, with the second half taking place Sunday the 14th. There may be overlap between the two halves, depending on turnover in attendance.

-Fri. Dec. 12th, 7-9pm, BYOB (Bring Your Own Board Game)

    Do it.  It'll be fun.

-Sat. Dec. 13th, 12-5pm, Responding to Traumatic Events

    This course will cover biological/physiological responses to extreme events and will explore ways to prepare and condition ourselves to thrive and survive. There will be lecture/discussion and practical application. Brings snacks, etc and materials to take notes if desired (part of the Action Training Fall 2014 Calendar Presented by Santa Cruz Forest Keepers).

Monday, December 1, 2014

Wed. Dec. 3rd- Punk Amok Presents: COMING OF (R)AGE film series Second Film

Punk Amok Presents:
COMING OF (R)AGE film series
Second Film

The film is about two female teenagers who run away from a mental institution. They are from opposite sides of the track, end up living in a squat in New York City and fall in love. The plot of the film embodies a punk rock ethic - misunderstood youth forming a band and, through music, articulating their frustrations toward adult authority (personified in the film as parents, the medical establishment, and politicians), as they thumb their noses at authority on Times Square.

Come to SubRosa to find out what the film will be, look for flyers around town and at the finest punk and cooperative houses.  The internet makes it too easy to find out things at the click of a button, and the thrill of discovery is blunted.  


The films feature youth confronting a world not of their liking or making, and attempting to assert themselves in conditions that are antithetical to their desires.

Bring Snacks to share and things to be cozy!  And if the rain still falls it will be even more pleasant to be watching a movie together!

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And here is another reminder to come to SubRosa, Friday December 5th at 5pm, for a Farewell to Free Skool Santa Cruz Celebration, as we let go of this current version of the project.

All 30 calendars from the project's 9+ years will be hung on the walls and this will be an opportunity to connect with each other and remember what was, and perhaps to imagine what could still be.

Friday, November 28, 2014

This Saturday: A Show!/ This Sunday- Punk Amok Presents: COMING OF (R)AGE Film Series, 1st Film

On Saturday  at 7pm...A SHOW! bring $ for touring bands (notaflof)

Bands from all over the place...from Portland, Santa Cruz and elsewhere!  A Good Time (yup, i even capitalized the words).  Don't let the rain keep you away...it will make the night all the more special.

On Sunday at 7:30pm...Punk Amok Presents: COMING OF (R)AGE Film Series, 1st Film

Come to SubRosa to find out what the film will be, look for flyers around town and at the finest punk and cooperative houses.  The internet makes it too easy to find out things at the click of a button, and the thrill of discovery is blunted.  


The films feature youth confronting a world not of their liking or making, and attempting to assert themselves in conditions that are antithetical to their desires.

In the first film on Sunday November 30th, anger and boredom drive a group of kids to wreck havoc on their 1970s planned community and to strike a blow at the suburban dream.

And here is another reminder to come to SubRosa, Friday December 5th at 5pm, for a Farewell to Free Skool Santa Cruz Celebration, as we let go of this current version of the project.

All 30 calendars from the project's 9+ years will be hung on the walls and this will be an opportunity to connect with each other and remember what was, and perhaps to imagine what could still be.

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other events happening around town!

Action Training Fall 2014 Calendar
(last few workshops of the schedule)
Presented by Santa Cruz Forest Keepers
tending & defending land and water

As redwood cones fall and spiders weave webs through forest edges, let’s meet up to share skills and stories of resistance so that we may be better prepared to act in defense of threatened forests and watersheds.
Trainings are free, events NOTAFLOF.


Know Your Rights: Resist the Police State
Saturday, December 6th @ 3pm
at Subrosa, 703 Pacific Ave.
Know your “rights” before you find yourself in hot water. Keep yourself safe(r) from police repression. Detentions, arrest, searches, interrogation, jail, warrants, and police infiltration. Learn the phrase: “I’m going to remain silent. I would like to see a lawyer.”

Climb Training 2: Anchors/Traversing
Sunday, Dec 7th: 11-4pm
RSVP scactiontrainings@riseup.net for location
Tree climbing training. Covers knots, gear , prusiking, repelling. Covers some more advanced climb skills like anchors, setting a line and traversing. Basic climb training 1 or equivalen
t experience recommended.  Bring gear if you have it.

Responding to Traumatic Events
Saturday, Dec 13th: 12- 5pm
at Subrosa, 703 Pacific Ave.
This course will cover biological/physiological responses to extreme events and will explore ways to prepare and condition ourselves to thrive and survive. There will be lecture/discussion and practical application. Brings snacks, etc and materials to take notes if desired.

Upper Campus FOREST WALKS schedule: Fall 2014 ( last couple of the schedule)

Fall in Santa Cruz is the season of renewal. Parched trees shed their needles, cones, nuts & crispy leaves; long-awaited showers bring the sleeping splendor of the forest to life. Let’s explore together in this awakening forest that is threatened by UCSC expansion.

Walks are free and hosted by volunteers, with no university sponsorship. Unless otherwise stated, rain does not cancel!


Monday, December 1st: Fall Forest Observation and Appreciation
2pm @ North Remote
Kids welcome, heavy rain cancels
Let’s walk through the forest and talk about seasonal changes— what’s going on in the wilds of the woods right now? There are ALWAYS amazing things happening, and there is probably a really cool reason for everything we see.

Sunday, December 7th: Plant Observation and Illustration
2pm @ North Remote
Rain cancels. Kids welcome. Bring drawing materials. RSVP claricesargenti@hotmail.com
We’ll each find a plant we like, sit to do some closer observation, and then draw them, botanical illustration style. Along the way we’ll also be talking about plant anatomy, medicinal/edible uses, and how the plants interact with their ecosystems.

—Santa Cruz Forest Keepers

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