Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Fri: Art Show Opening // Sat: Really Really Free Market // Sun: Prisoner Letter Writing // Mon: Rojava Solidarity meeting // Tues: Poetry Reading // Wed & Thurs: Shows!!!



-Friday, December 7th, 6pm:  Angry Black Girl Magical Realism / An Art Installation by Whitney Sparks / First Friday Event!

Art show for December is entitled: Angry Black Girl Magical Realism / An Art Installation by Whitney Sparks and come to SubRosa on Friday, December 7th at 6pm for the art show opening!


Whitney Sparks is an artist mother writer and queer Black femme agitator (organizer doula herbalist yoga teacher permaculturist) who grew up in Silicon Valley and Saratoga. She has lived nomadically all around the world and earned degrees from Yale and a Masters in Fine Art from Zurich University of the Arts.

Angry Black Girl Magical Realism is an installation in three parts:

-Ancient Future ~The Noose as Umbilical Cord ~ this collection of mixed media artwork from 2018 explores the cosmic realm of ancestral knowledge as a powerful magical and/or spiritual force of Blackness that can land on Earth in healing shifting ways/waves for their descendants in the Diaspora.

-Migrating Womxn ~ portraits of people traveling in the caravan made to uplift their struggle and above all to RESIST the dehumanizing agenda that threatens their lives. ALL proceeds from these portrait sales will go directly to support the caravan refugees.

-Mixed Messages ~Collage postcards by yours truly from around the world. Get $5 off a yearly subscription to these original works of art for 2019 by ordering with the code SUBROSA via whitneysparks@gmail.com, before January 1.

-Saturday, December 8th, noon - 3pm: Really Really Free Market! No money. No trades. Everything is Free!

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/322441688485264/

-Sunday, December 9th, 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.

-Monday, December 10th, 6 - 7pm: Rojava Solidarity Santa Cruz: open meeting!

SubRosa and community members are having their first meeting.  All are welcome!!! The people of Rojava are engaged in one of the most liberatory social projects of our time. Please join us for the first meeting of Rojava Solidarity Santa Cruz. Let's build a community of interest to learn more about Rojava and provide support to its people!
What began as an experiment in the wake of the collapse of Assad’s forces in northern Syria has become a stateless federation of autonomous councils and collectives. What began as a struggle for national liberation has resulted in strong militias and defense forces, the members of which participate fully in the unique social and political life of their region. What started as a fight for the Kurdish people has resulted in a regional home for Kurds, Arabs, Syrians, Arameans, Turks, Armenians, Yezidis, Chechens, and other groups. What began as the hierarchical Marxist-Leninist political party, the PKK, has evolved into what its leader Abdullah Öcalan calls “Democratic Confederalism,” which is a “system of a people without a State,” inspired by the work of Murray Bookchin. What we see in Rojava today is anarchism in practice. https://www.facebook.com/events/333492060581294/


-Tuesday, December 11th, 7 - 10pm:  Witchier: A Poetry Reading

With readings from Alirio Karina, Andrés Sandoval, Cathy Thomas, Kirstin Wagner, Madeline Lane-McKinley & Whitney DeVos.  https://www.facebook.com/events/269230770446455/

-Wednesday, December 12th, 7pm:  Closet Goth (AZ) / The Curfews / Just Dandy

Cactus Bloom Collective presents



*CLOSET GOTH (On Tour) hardcore dance-punk from Phoenix AZ https://closetgoth.bandcamp.com/ 
**THE CURFEWS (local jangly fuzz pop) https://thecurfews.bandcamp.com/releases 
***JUST DANDY (local indie pop-punk tunes) https://justdandy.bandcamp.com/ 

7$ (notaflof) // 7pm //  All Ages // Safe Space(r) //  No Alcohol No Drugs // https://www.facebook.com/events/263385227671651/

-Thursday, December 13th, 7pm:  SCHC - Go Outside // Sunday Drive // Grad Night // DPT

SCHC brings you a relaxing evening with...




7pm /  $5.00 (notaflof) // No Drinking/Smoking // 

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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)

Saturday, December 1, 2018

UPDATE! Sat: World AIDS Day event // Sun: Caravan Support (at EXIT Santa Cruz - not SubRosa // Tues: Another Show!! // Fri: Art Show Opening! // Sat: Free Market // & More!!!

-Saturday, December 1st (today!), 5:30pm:  World AIDS Day Event

Join Santa Cruz AIDS project and The Diversity Center for a vigil, followed by a Triangle Speaker panel & discussion at SubRosa Community Space.



Happening this Sunday, December 2nd, 3 - 4pm
Next Steps for Caravan Support Gathering
Meeting at 816 Pacific Ave (at EXIT Santa Cruz / NOT SubRosa). 
"Come be involved in planning what's next! // Venga a planificar que es lo que sigue!"
hosted by Cosecha Santa Cruz, https://www.facebook.com/CosechaSantaCruz/



-Tuesday, December 4th, 7pm: Apes of the State / Dogtooth & Nail / Dylan Mattioda/ Grad Nite

Cactus Bloom Collective presents

*Apes of the State -- PA folk-pop-punk https://apesofthestate.bandcamp.com/ 
**Dogtooth & Nail -- Portland bluesy folk punk duo https://dogtoothandnail.bandcamp.com/album/learning-how-to-unlearn 

with locals: 



-Friday, December 7th, 6pm:  Angry Black Girl Magical Realism / An Art Installation by Whitney Sparks / First Friday Event!

Art show for December is entitled: Angry Black Girl Magical Realism / An Art Installation by Whitney Sparks and come to SubRosa on Friday, December 7th at 6pm for the art show opening!


Whitney Sparks is an artist mother writer and queer Black femme agitator (organizer doula herbalist yoga teacher permaculturist) who grew up in Silicon Valley and Saratoga. She has lived nomadically all around the world and earned degrees from Yale and a Masters in Fine Art from Zurich University of the Arts.

Angry Black Girl Magical Realism is an installation in three parts:

-Ancient Future: The Noose as Umbilical Cord ~ this collection of mixed media artwork from 2018 explores the cosmic realm of ancestral knowledge as a powerful magical and/or spiritual force of Blackness that can land on Earth in healing shifting ways/waves for their descendants in the Diaspora.

-Migrating Womxn ~ portraits of people traveling in the caravan made to uplift their struggle and above all to RESIST the dehumanizing agenda that threatens their lives. ALL proceeds from these portrait sales will go directly to support the caravan refugees.

-Mixed Messages ~Collage postcards by yours truly from around the world. Get $5 off a yearly subscription to these original works of art for 2019 by ordering with the code SUBROSA via whitneysparks@gmail.com, before January 1.


-Saturday, December 8th, noon - 3pm: Really Really Free Market! No money. No trades. Everything is Free! (rescheduled from Saturday December 1st)


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.


************

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)


Thursday, November 29, 2018

December 2018 Angry Black Girl Magical Realism An Art Installation by Whitney Sparks

December 2018

Angry Black Girl Magical Realism

An Art Installation by Whitney Sparks

Whitney Sparks is an artist mother writer and queer Black femme agitator (organizer doula herbalist yoga teacher permaculturist) who grew up in Silicon Valley and Saratoga. She has lived nomadically all around the world and earned degrees from Yale and a Masters in Fine Art from Zurich University of the Arts.
Angry Black Girl Magical Realism is an installation in three parts:
Ancient Future: The Noose as Umbilical Cord ~ this collection of mixed media artwork from 2018 explores the cosmic realm of ancestral knowledge as a powerful magical and/or spiritual force of Blackness that can land on Earth in healing shifting ways/waves for their descendants in the Diaspora.
Migrating Womxn ~ portraits of people traveling in the caravan made to uplift their struggle and above all to RESIST the dehumanizing agenda that threatens their lives. ALL proceeds from these portrait sales will go directly to support the caravan refugees.
Mixed Messages ~Collage postcards by yours truly from around the world. Get $5 off a yearly subscription to these original works of art for 2019 by ordering with the code SUBROSA via whitneysparks@gmail.com, before January 1.

Artist’s Statement:

Ancient Future: The Noose as Umbilical Cord 
Some of us ARE the daughters and the descendants of the witches and healers and midwives and sex workers who DID burn. Others present are the daughters and descendants of those who did the burning. Not just fittest who could not be burned survived.
What if … Those of us who are the descendants of the BURNED & LYNCHED were to RECLAIM those nooses? What would that mean? What would we do with the ropes? What if…
The Noose is a portal to the future:
portal to a cosmic womb space,
reclaimed and sacred
as umbilical cord, connecting us to truth.
As a dance,
As a net, what would it catch?
The knitted nooses of our ancestors, gathered back together…
Could we ever hope to haul in a different future? Different from the bleak one projected now?
To Migrating Womxn ~ My heart calls out with the cry of a nomad mother who has not felt safe in her homeland. I honor the time travelers and families fighting for a brighter future every step of the way! The Spirit of the Universe lives through you… May you be safe and comforted. 
Art show opening Friday, December 7th, 6pm

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Thurs: A Show! // Sat: Really Really Free Market! // Tues: Another Show!!



-Thursday, November 29th, 7pm: Snow Roller / Practicing Sincerity / Datenight / Loser Soup

Cactus Bloom Collective presents:



*SNOW ROLLER (On Tour) Portland emo pop punks https://snowroller.bandcamp.com/ 
**PRACTICING SINCERITY local dancey soft punx https://practicingsincerity.bandcamp.com/ 
***DATENIGHT (On Tour) Nashville jangly garage rock https://datenightband.bandcamp.com/ 
****LOSER SOUP local indie rockers
https://losersoup.bandcamp.com/releases

7$ // 7pm // All Ages // Safe Space // No Alcohol No Drugs

-Saturday, December 1st, noon - 3pm: Really Really Free Market! No money. No trades. Everything is Free! (rescheduled due to rain... now on Sat. 12/8)

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/1030512697124768/



***Note: Heavy rain cancels & postpones for a week.

-Tuesday, December 4th, 7pm: Apes of the State / Dogtooth & Nail / Dylan Mattioda/ Grad Nite



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)



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