Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Queer Kick-It! and more this week at SubRosa! and elsewhere...

Queer Kick-It!
Some games. Some snacks.
Hella queers.

Wed. Nov. 12th 6-8pm


This is a space for queer folks to socialize and have snacks and beverages and enjoy each others company. 

This first queer kick-it is for queer folks only and future kick-its to be decided.

Thursday, Nov. 13th noon-6pm: Studio Hours
  Work on your creative projects (draw, paint, sculpt, write, knit, collage, doodle, and so on) in a quiet environment with other people who are doing the same.  Creative work is an essential part of life, and having a set place and time to engage in these activities in the company of like-minded people can foster accountability in developing consistent creative practices.  The studio staffer will keep some basic tools and materials on hand for shared use. Use of tools and materials is free, but we do recommend a $1-$5 per hour donation for use of the space, to help cover rent and keep SubRosa open in the long term. No one turned away for lack of funds.  Space also open for other uses as well, but Studio Hours are prioritized.

Also on Thursday at 6pm:  Herbology Basics

   
come learn more!

Friday, Nov. 14, 7–9pm:  Bring Your Own Board Game

    Bring your own board game. Do it. It'll be fun.

Saturday, Nov. 15th, 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. 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 Later that evening at 7pm, Walter Mitty and his Makeshift Orchestra are on tour and playing in Santa Cruz! https://www.facebook.com/events/384204111760663


Sunday, Nov 16th, 3-4pm:  Potluck and Letter Writing to Prisoners
    Addresses and materials provided. Bring yummy food.

And also on Sunday, at 6:30-8:00pm:  Lighting for Photography
    A workshop about lighting for photography. Yes it is.

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And something else happening around town and in the forest this fall!


Indigenous Resistance at Black Mesa: 
8th annual Santa Cruz benefit event

Sunday, November 16th, 6:30pm-9:00pm
Resource Center for Nonviolence—612 Ocean St.
Doors open @ 6pm. Light snacks & refreshments will be offered.
$5-20 no one turned away — A benefit for Black Mesa families resisting relocation.

SPEAKERS:
* Danny Blackgoat— Traveling from Black Mesa (AZ) to speak in Santa Cruz, Danny will share updates and messages from the land along with personal reflections from his lifetime of involvement with the struggle of his family & community against forced relocation and coal strip mining.

* Ann Marie Sayers— Mutsun Ohlone community leader Ann Marie Sayers will speak about issues of importance to contemporary Ohlone people, and the recent victory against fracking in San Benito County. The Ohlone are the indigenous people of the Monterey & SF Bay areas.

+ Short film: Pauline Whitesinger/Ancient Voices— A 2007 statement from elder Pauline Whitesinger, translated by Danny Blackgoat.

The evening will be dedicated to honoring the memory of Pauline Whitesinger, resistance leader and elder matriarch of Big Mountain, 1929—2014

Supply and tool donations for the local Fall Caravan to Black Mesa (departing November 20th may be dropped off during this event.

Supply wishlist: tools (axes, mauls, shovels, hammers, etc), building supplies, chainsaws, wool blankets, quality non-perishable food, video & still cameras,, laptop computers.

Anyone is also welcome to bring things for the Pauline Whitesinger memoir table we'll have at the event.

"The past was never really forgotten, the way the U.S. Government treated my people. It is still going on, it is still alive. We will fight—not with violence or armor, but with the old ways."
Gerald Blackrock, 10/23/14

Facebook event page (RSVP & invite friends!):

Black Mesa Indigenous Support, Santa Cruz:

For more information & updates regarding Big Mountain/Black Mesa:


Upper Campus FOREST WALKS schedule: Fall 2014


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!


Wednesday, November 12: Forest Birding by Ear
w/ John (JOGA)—7:00am @ North Remote
Bring binoculars & a field guide if you have them. RSVP appreciated: jfgarret@ucsc.edu
There are many birds around Upper Campus throughout the fall, though some are high in the canopy and can be challenging to see. We’ll listen closely to identify whatever’s there and sieze on opportunities for photon-to-eyeball
interaction.

Saturday, November 15th: Upper Campus—Have you been Lichen it?
w/ Penelope—1pm @ North Remote
Bring if you have it: notepad, handlens
Join me on a walk around Upper Campus, meetin’ and greetin’ the lichens and hopefully some other members of kingdom fungi. Yay! Let’s get stoked!

Sunday, November 16th: All Ages Nature Games
w/ Naali—2pm @ North Remote
Heavy rain cancels
Learn to play fun games like firekeeper, bear/salmon/mosquito, and ‘fire in the forest.’ These games help kids to develop their senses and awareness in nature, but I want to play them with adult friends too! (all ages are welcome)

—Santa Cruz Forest Keepers

Friday, November 7, 2014

Sunday Nov. 9th: Vocal Playshop/ Queer Love Relationships: Trans*cending the Gender Binary/ A Show! and more!

Come one come all!
Together we make sounds that constitute the auditory reality of our lives.

Vocal Playshop with Kasia Moon
Sunday November 9th at 5-6:30pm

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! https://www.facebook.com/events/352392584921953/

Stay afterward for a concert with your facilitator, Kasia Moon and the wonderful Courtney Wachtel, at 7 pm.
Details: http://on.fb.me/1DFcJuL

-Kasia Moon (songs reflect on what it means to live in a human body. Her voice, melodies, and rhythms carry influence from jazz, folk, and roots music)  https://www.facebook.com/kasiamoonmusic & https://soundcloud.com/kasiamoon

-Courtney Wachtel
(singer/songwriter with a raw and ethereal sound all her own and unveils a fire beneath the surface that is haunting and subsequently captivating) https://www.facebook.com/CourtneyNicoleMusic & http://www.reverbnation.com/courtneywachtel

And earlier in the day also at SubRosa...Queer Love Relationships: Trans*cending the Gender Binary, from noon to 1:30pm

A workshop about subverting the stigmatization against loving trans* people and about building and maintaining healthy queer relationships in a heteropatriarchal society.


and the next day, Monday November 10th, 7:30-9:30pm, "Sex & Relationships with Yum"

Yum is leading an event, 2nd & 4th Mondays every month, 7:30-9:30 pm., entitled "Sex & Relationships with Yum."  Call for info: 831-334-6876.  Free- donations to SubRosa encouraged.

Each meeting there will be a short presentation followed by question, answer & discussion.  Topics covered will include:  Celibacy, Monogamy & Polyamory; Pleasure in Sex; Relationship Values; Acceptance; Passion; Love, Freedom & Aloneness; Consent; Communication; Jealousy & Compersion; The Sexual Matrix; The Wheel of Consent; Assertiveness & Receptivity…and anything related to our theme of Sex & Relationships that you're interested in!  Yum Van Vechten has spent the last 20 years studying, practicing and teaching about healthy sexuality and relationships.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Art Opening Fri. Nov. 7th, 6:30pm (+ Open Mic & political cartooning workshop info) and more!


SubRosa Art Opening,
Friday November 7th at 6:30pm
 
Featuring art by:

Román O'cadiz

Depictions of the Human Condition and Complexities of Modern Life

Whitney Humphreys

Lithographic prints of Cautionary Crossections

Come to see the new art show, hang out with good folks, and enjoy some snacks and beverages.


and other creative/expression happenings 
at SubRosa this week!

Thursday Nov. 6th: 

-Political Cartooning Workshop, 12-6pm

-1st Thursday Open Mic, sign-ups at 7:30pm & begins at 8pm

Open mic is a space for you to share yourself in anyway that feels right to you. You can read a story, poem or journal entry that feels important to you. You can sing or play a song you are excited about.  You can ask questions you need help answering. You can rant about things that piss you off.  And you can just come and soak it all up.

Donations directly benefit this community-supported space. Signups for performance at 7:30 fill up quickly.

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And on Wednesday Nov. 5th at 7pm, there's a show at our neighbor's place, the Bike Church with...

Squirrel Butter!  Yup, live in concert among the bicycle bits.  From Seattle.  With old time, early country and blues.  Sliding scale, $5-$10.  It'll be a good time you can be sure! More about Squirrel Butter at http://charliebeck.net/squirrelbutter/Squirrel_Butter/Home.html


And something else happening around town and in the forest this fall! 

Upper Campus FOREST WALKS schedule: Fall 2014


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!


Wednesday, November 12: Forest Birding by Ear
w/ John (JOGA)—7:00am @ North Remote
Bring binoculars & a field guide if you have them. RSVP appreciated: jfgarret@ucsc.edu
There are many birds around Upper Campus throughout the fall, though some are high in the canopy and can be challenging to see. We’ll listen closely to identify whatever’s there and sieze on opportunities for photon-to-eyeball
interaction.

Saturday, November 15th: Upper Campus—Have you been Lichen it?
w/ Penelope—1pm @ North Remote
Bring if you have it: notepad, handlens
Join me on a walk around Upper Campus, meetin’ and greetin’ the lichens and hopefully some other members of kingdom fungi. Yay! Let’s get stoked!

Sunday, November 16th: All Ages Nature Games
w/ Naali—2pm @ North Remote
Heavy rain cancels
Learn to play fun games like firekeeper, bear/salmon/mosquito, and ‘fire in the forest.’ These games help kids to develop their senses and awareness in nature, but I want to play them with adult friends too! (all ages are welcome)

—Santa Cruz Forest Keepers

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fri. & Sat. at SubRosa: A Show, Really Really Free Market & Conflict Awareness for Movements Workshop

 Friday & Saturday at SubRosa!

-Friday Oct. 17th, 7pm, A Show!  All Hallows' Eve is drawing nigh...

...so come to SubRosa for a night of haunting tunes --and DON'T FORGET to dress in your most ghastly n ghostly garb-- (costume party) musical spells by:::: CALLIE RYAN_phair: https://soundcloud.com/callie-ryan-1 // DYLAN MARX: www.dylanmarx.bandcamp.com // DOMINIQUE: www.dominiquematelson.bandcamp.com  // and more bands!

TBA $3-7 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds) b there and look spooky

-Saturday Oct. 18th, noon-3pm,
Really Really Free Market!

No money. No trades. Everything is free!

This market is based on a gift-economy and thinks capitalism sucks. 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 later that evening, 6pm, Conflict Awareness for Movements


We’ll tell you a little about what the TRUCE collective is doing and why, and talk about the importance and relevance of developing an awareness of conflict culture in the context of movements and campaigns. Then we'll facilitate a sharing circle where we explore 3 questions from the Restorative Circle system building process; What do we do when conflict becomes painful that works well? What do we do that doesn’t work quite so well? How do we dream it could be? Growtruce.org (from the Action Training Fall 2014 Calendar Presented by Santa Cruz Forest Keepers tending & defending land and water).


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And something else happening around town and in the forest this fall! 

Upper Campus FOREST WALKS schedule: Fall 2014

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!


Saturday, October 18th: Huckleberry Appreciation Walk
w/ FarmaJohn—12pm @ North Remote
Bring water. All ages welcome!
Embark on an exploration into the small world of the Huckleberry. We’ll learn and share all we can about the huckleberry plant and its forest friends on this interpretive nature walk.

Sunday, October 19th: Silent Hike
w/ Monica—11am @ North Remote
RSVP: msalandr@ucsc. edu
Let’s come together whisper-quiet, hiking the first half of this walk in silence and then we’ll decide together what to do with the second half. Please bring water!

Tuesday, October 21st: Curiosity Leads the Way
w/ Agustin—2pm @ N. Remote
A wandering ramble through the woods of Upper Campus. We’ll let our intuition and curiosity be our guides as we walk and explore together.

—Santa Cruz Forest Keepers

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Wednesday & Thursday, October 15th & 16th

-Every Wednesday, 11am-1:30pm, HUFF meeting (and space open until 3pm for open hours the whole time as well)

HUFF is Santa Cruz's oldest and most stubbornly persistent grass roots homeless advocacy group.

...and later that evening, Oct. 15th, 7-10pm, The Color of Fear: film screening and discussion

A showing of the documentary The Color of Fear by Lee Mun Wah. The Color of Fear is a 90 minute film exploring racism and perceptions of racism from the perspective of 8 individuals from different ethnic/cultural/folk racial backgrounds. Following the film we'll have our own discussion and debriefing.

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Thursday (every), noon-6pm, Studio Hours

Work on your creative projects in a quiet environment with other people who are doing the same.  Creative work is an essential part of life, and having a set place and time to engage in these activities in the company of like-minded people can foster accountability in developing consistent creative practices.  The studio staffer will keep some basic tools and materials on hand for shared use. Use of tools and materials is free, but we do recommend a $1-$5 per hour donation for use of the space, to help cover rent and keep SubRosa open in the long term. No one turned away for lack of funds.  Space also open for other uses as well, but Studio Hours are prioritized.


...and later that evening, 3rd Thursday at 7:30pm, 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. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Monday & Tuesday, October 13th & 14th

-Monday October 13th, 1-3pm, Never Not Knotty Pt. 1

Learn some basic knot terminology, knot tying, and their applications (from the Action Training Fall 2014 Calendar- Presented by Santa Cruz Forest Keepers, tending & defending land and water).

...and later that evening, 7:30-9:30pm,
"Sex & Relationships with Yum"

Yum is leading an event, 2nd & 4th Mondays every month, 7:30-9:30 pm., entitled "Sex & Relationships with Yum."  Call for info: 831-334-6876.  Free- donations to SubRosa encouraged.

Each meeting there will be a short presentation followed by question, answer & discussion.  Topics covered will include:  Celibacy, Monogamy & Polyamory; Pleasure in Sex; Relationship Values; Acceptance; Passion; Love, Freedom & Aloneness; Consent; Communication; Jealousy & Compersion; The Sexual Matrix; The Wheel of Consent; Assertiveness & Receptivity…and anything related to our theme of Sex & Relationships that you're interested in!  Yum Van Vechten has spent the last 20 years studying, practicing and teaching about healthy sexuality and relationships.

-Every Tuesday & Thursday, noon-6pm,
Studio Hours

Work on your creative projects (draw, paint, sculpt, write, knit, collage, doodle, and so on) in a quiet environment with other people who are doing the same.  Creative work is an essential part of life, and having a set place and time to engage in these activities in the company of like-minded people can foster accountability in developing consistent creative practices.  The studio staffer will keep some basic tools and materials on hand for shared use. Use of tools and materials is free, but we do recommend a $1-$5 per hour donation for use of the space, to help cover rent and keep SubRosa open in the long term. No one turned away for lack of funds.  Space also open for other uses as well, but Studio Hours are prioritized.

...and later that evening, & every Tuesday, 6-8:30pm, Free Figure Drawing Session!

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. Some of the most vibrant sessions occur when there are a wide range of body types to draw. We've done everything from fully nude to fully clothed, depending on what everyone feels comfortable with. The front gate will be unlocked: just push it open, close it behind you, and join us inside!

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