Sunday, July 1, 2018

Something (almost) Everyday at SubRosa!!!

-Monday, July 2nd, 6pmPunk With A Camera & Long Sought Rest

Come out for a fun folk-punk friend filled night! Bring some bux for the touring bands and some buddies to hold your hand! with...


*Long Sought Rest (Oly) a few friends fighting for ourselves, cos who the hell else will? spooky stompy folk punk with turnarounds and yellin about burning it all down n everything! featuring past SubRosa member Obsidian. https://www.facebook.com/longsoughtrest/
**Punk With A Camera (Texas) https://www.facebook.com/punkwithacamera/
****Matty B (Santa Cruz)
and more?!

yeah! // bring $ for touring bands (notaflof) // https://www.facebook.com/events/358067028021496/

-Wednesday, July 4th, 7pm:  Sangre de Muerdago, Latona Odola, Medicine Moon & Bysuss

SubRosa community center will be hosting... 

*Sangre de Muerdago (Galician forest folk) on their North American Tour, presenting their 4th full length album "Noite", released on April 20th via sickmangettingsick.records, Neuropa Records and Música Máxica.  https://sangredemuerdago.bandcamp.com/  www.sangredemuerdago.com  


Sharing this space of night time harmonies with Latona Odola, Medicine Moon, Nocturnal Serenades, and Bysuss. Bring a vessel for your melting heart, and a few dollars for traveling acts.

**Latona Odola- Ethereal dark folk https://latonaodola.bandcamp.com/   
***Medicine Moon ('Tales of an Umber earth' Vinyl release show) https://medicinemoon.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/medicinemoonband/?fref=ts 
****Nocturnal serenades
*****Bysuss (members of Inle Elni) 

Show at 7 // Sliding scale $5-$10 // https://www.facebook.com/events/880826795422052/

-Friday, July 6th, 7:30 - 10:30pm: She/He/They (art show opening)

Come to Subrosa to see "introspective studies through photography and mixed media of queer portraits"!!!  And get your glitter on - shiny makeup provided but feel free to bring your own as well - there will be a photo booth!!! https://www.facebook.com/events/398522080639717/


Each month, SubRosa hosts a new artist from the community with emphasis on local emerging artists. SubRosa art openings are part of the First Friday Art Tour and are generally on the first Friday of the month. SubRosa would love to feature your art.

-Saturday, July 7th:  Two Happenings! 

12 - 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.


9pm: Tangerine  (free screening!)

Free screening of masterpiece Tangerine, the realest movie you'll ever consume with your eyeballs. Hilarious, frantic, dark, deep, and centered on the friendship between two sex workers in LA. Played by trans actresses Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor!

Will be played outdoors so bring yer comfy necessities! Free foods will be provided! Put on by The Diversity Center! With support from the Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In!

All ages (movie is rated R) // Dry space // Free! // https://www.facebook.com/events/1794311440648478/

-Sunday, July 8th, 5 - 9pm: Courtyard Show ft. Seaside acts: DJ young/ vincent Randazzo/ Chris

More info to come...

-Tuesday, July 10th, 7 - 10pm: Manorlady, Highland Eyeway, Human Furniture Co. & Shooting Coal

All ages indie rock show at SubRosa Community Space...

*Shooting Coal (Santa Cruz) https://soundcloud.com/shootingcoal 
**Human Furniture Company (Santa Cruz) https://humanfurniturecompany.bandcamp.com/ 
***Highland Eyeway (Vancouver) http://highlandeyeway.bandcamp.com 
****MANORLADY (Santa Cruz) hear.manorladyband.com 

$7 (notaflof) // https://www.facebook.com/events/217853748938323/ // dry space

-Wednesday, July 11th:  Two Happenings!!

5:30 - 7pm: Fierce Hearts: Meditation Sit & Talk

If you only go to one mashup this year, it is highly recommended you join us for a meditation and talk in the SubRosa "Temporary Autonomous Zone", facilitated by local Fierce Hearts facilitator Kara Haney. We will meditate for a bit and consider practical tools for working with impermanence and difficulties of the mind!


All are welcome! Dana/Donations accepted // N.O.T.A.F.L.O.F. (No One Turned Away For Lack Of Funds) // https://www.facebook.com/events/1963286130383052/

Don't forget we are in the middle of 45 days of fun! Looks it there will be complimentary vegan soy masala chai in the courtyard after the sit and before the show! The pushcart just needs a little more construction for its big debut. Not bad for a Wednesday evening!

Stick around to mingle in the courtyard on a summer evening and check out the event that follows! Metal show at 8PM will really bring this community/sangha together in an unprecedented way! Travelling medieval scifi adventure themed metal band, ICE SWORD, with Time Panther and Supernaut will slay us with their blistering riffs, but hey, at least we will have contemplated impermanence just before!  FYI: SubRosa is a dry space.

8 - 10pm: Supernaut * Ice Sword * Time Panther

*Supernaut (Epic Stoner Doom, Santa Cruz CA) https://supernaut.bandcamp.com/releases 
**Ice Sword (Fantastical Heavy Metal, Flagstaff AZ) https://icesword.bandcamp.com/releases 
***TimePanther (Heavy Riff Rock, Santa Cruz/San Jose CA) https://timepanther.bandcamp.com/releases 

$5 Donation // No Alcohol // Extreme Fun // https://www.facebook.com/events/2142197812679782/

-Thursday, July 12th, 7 - 10pm: Fatty Cakes and the Puff Pastries / Squid Ink / Eve's Peach

Cactus Bloom Collective presents...

*FATTY CAKES AND THE PUFF PASTRIES (On Tour - Fresno CA) fat-positive anti-racist girl gang https://fattycakes.bandcamp.com/ 
**SQUID INK (On Tour - Fresno CA) "amplifying the voices of womxn and femmes combating the misogynoir, white supremacist, cis-heterosexist, capitalist, actual dystopia we live in" https://www.facebook.com/Squid-Ink-249864892416629/ 
***EVE'S PEACH (Local) sweetheart san jose power-pop trio https://evespeach.bandcamp.com/releases 

7$ // 7pm // All Ages // Safe(r) Space // No Alcohol No Drugs // https://www.facebook.com/events/185869032117448/

-Friday, July 13th, 9 - 1am: Clubrosa - a queer dance party

Heads up! DJ BExtra is coming back!!

Come dance. Come wallflower. Come talk. Come shake it. Come unsure. Come with a plan. Come with friends. Come alone. Dress up and get down, or just show up and be down for whatever. 

Clubrosa is a queer dance party open to all genders and persuasions. It is a brave space of expression and fun.

The dance floor is small and will get crowded. The courtyard is open and offers space to chill. Our space is fairly wheelchair accessible and all ages.

$7 at the door. Give as you are able but always give something // This is a dry space, please have your drinks/do your thing before you come (or just elsewhere!). 

We are honored to host the California debut of DJ BExtra (OR)

DJ BExtra is fresh from the hills of Southern Oregon. She calls her sound Deep Femme Disco House, it's a multi-genre blend of empowerment anthems and a celebration of sissys of all genders. She features queers and women and loves a great clap track. https://www.djbextra.com // https://www.facebook.com/events/459295884514990/

-Saturday, July 14th, 7 - 10pm: Annie Woodward/The Grasping Straws/Hermit Thrush/Lauren Oraange

The Grasping Straws & Annie Woodward west coast tour!!!!

*Annie Woodward (grunge folk-rock from Norway) https://anniewoodward.bandcamp.com/ 
**The Grasping Straws
(psychedelic art rock from NYC *this tour, the band will feature Edwin Kuykendall on cello and Oliver Budiardjo on hand percussion) https://thegraspingstraws.bandcamp.com/ 
***Hermit Thrush (garden mirror folk punk from Santa Cruz) aka that new SC scensation you've all been waiting for ♥ https://hermit-thrush.bandcamp.com 
****Lauren Oraange (that lovely folkstres from Santa Cruz) Finally! a show from Lauren!! It's been too long!  https://laurenoraange.bandcamp.com 

$7 NOTAFLOF // Safe(r) Space // All Ages // https://www.facebook.com/events/2099959660271839/

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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 // Thursdays, 4pm - 7pm // Fridays, 9am - 12pm // 
& open for events & meetings

45 Days of Fun!!!
SubRosa is additionally taking on the Pacific Ave. storefront space adjacent to us from mid June - end of July to be used as a blank canvas for your projects and visions! Let us know if you want to use the space or have ideas!  
Email us at SubRosa-events@riseup.net!
And check out SubRosa's online stuff for more info about what's going on!!!


Saturday, June 23, 2018

Clubrosa: the Witching Hour // Tonight! Sat. 6/23, 8:30pm-12:30am at SubRosa, 703 Pacific Ave.

Clubrosa: the Witching hour
Tonight! Saturday, 6/23, 8:30pm - 12:30am 
at SubRosa, 703 Pacific Ave. (downtown S.C.)




Clubrosa goes Dark!

Come as we depart a bit from the usual bump and grind and dance, pose, watch, talk, strut to DJ dead matter spinning Darkwave, Goth, Coldwave and more!

Join us for The Witching Hour, where possibilities and spirits abound, and where we honor the dark!

This will be Clubrosa's first TWO ROOM party! // Expect an epic Photo Booth, more room to dance and more!

Dress to impress your friends and the gods. Let your inner goth out, whatever that means to you.

This is a brave space of expression, where you are invited to bring yourself as you are and to accept others as they bring themselves. Queers, weirdos, goths, 80's night lovers who don't like the bro-scene, and all your friends, this is for you.

This is a dry space, please do not bring alcohol but feel free to do your thing before you come!

$10 donation. Give as you are able but always give something. No one turned away for lack of funds. This is a benefit for the extra room's rent Subrosa is experimenting with renting!!


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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 // Thursdays, 4pm - 7pm // Fridays, 9am - 12pm // 
& open for events & meetings

45 Days of Fun!!!

SubRosa is additionally taking on the Pacific Ave. storefront space adjacent to us from mid June - end of July to be used as a blank canvas for your projects and visions! Let us know if you want to use the space or have ideas! 

Email us at SubRosa-events@riseup.net!

And check out SubRosa's online stuff for more info about what's going on!!!





Friday, June 15, 2018

Sat- film screening & performance // Sun- magazine release & film too // Tues- hip hop // + SubRosa pop-up space possibilities!!! // & more!

-Saturday, June 16th, 8 - 11pm: HOLY SHIT : Films + Performance by Lyra Hill

A rich, velvety evening of stimulating entertainment for the eyes, ears, hearts and minds. Come and see hypnotic, colorful images projected on real film. Listen carefully to complex lyrics (catch the jokes), simple drum beats, and soothing synthesized tones. Sense the space around you and feel it fill with fantastic, fleeting phantasms. Bring your friends and have a time.

Doors at 7:30, Show at 8pm. $7 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds! Show with support from the Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In.

Lyra Hill, artist and California native who has never before performed in Santa Cruz, will share some original songs, and the following:

*Breathe With Cube (2016), 12 minutes, 3D 16mm film and performance // Breathe With Cube is an optical illusion and live comedy trance intended to prepare an audience for total immersion into a cinema space, the 'white cube,' or the 'black box.' The audience fixates on a slowly pulsing cube which grows, shrinks, seems to stand still and split apart. This performance invites participation through vocal repetition and deliberate, expansive use of the imagination.
**It All Depends (On You) (2017-ongoing), performance // It All Depends (On You) is a site-and-audience-specific series of performances designed to provoke an audience into participating in some outsized emotion befitting the time and place. It might be silly, sudden, sad, scary, or something else. IAD(OY) was first performed on the roof of the Greek Film Archive in Athens, as part of documenta 14.
***Uzi's Party (2017), 30 minutes, 16mm film with sound. // In this experimental teen dramedy, five young women gather for a Ouija party on the anniversary of an important death. They gossip, bicker, and flirt until somebody becomes possessed. Uzi's Party was shot entirely in-camera on 16mm film and includes extensive analog special effects. Starring Jojo Hill.

Lyra Hill is an artist, educator, and radical priestess who specializes in creating celluloid films, alternative comic books, and immersive, multimedia experiences. She has been organizing rituals since 2004. She created, hosted and ran BRAIN FRAME, the legendary performative-comix reading series, from 2011-2014. She has screened, published, and performed in Canada, Mexico, Scotland, England, Australia, Italy, Greece and across the USA. In 2016 NewCity Magazine named her "Best Urban Ritualist." She currently lives in Los Angeles where she curates and hosts MULTI CULT, a ritual variety show.

https://www.facebook.com/events/169757510536003/

-Sunday, June 17th, 5 - 8pm: Blind Field Special Issue Release Party

From the facebook post: "After publishing more than sixty texts in multiple genres, Blind Field is releasing its first special issue in print. Our print issue, End/And: Gender, Labor, and Unending Times, will be on sale at our release party. Join us on Sunday, June 18, from 5-8PM at SubRosa (703 Pacific Ave), for readings from several Blind Field authors, snacks, discussion, and a screening of Lizzie Borden's 1983 film Born in Flames.

Blind Field: A Journal of Cultural Inquiry is an online journal of anti-capitalist and feminist writings about culture and contemporary struggles that started in Santa Cruz in 2015."

https://www.facebook.com/events/200385033939670/

-Tuesday, June 19th, 4 - 8pm: Occupy Hip Hop

SANTA CRUZ HIP HOP HEADS....

From the facebook post: "Join us for the first installment of 'Occupy Hip Hop' @ SubRosa Community Space, for a celebration of culture, revolution, life, and creation. We've got a packed lineup of dope local performers, a live community cypher, supplies for artists of all kinds to create, and a potluck style BBQ so bring something to share! (No Alcohol Please)

The show breaks down like....

4:00-5:00 — DJ Los

5:00-5:20 — LOU

5:20-6:00 — DJ Los (also food is served)

6:00-6:30 — Community Cypher w/ KHAN & MetaFour

6:30-7:00 — Alwa Gordon

7:00-7:25 — JOTA EFFECTUS

7:30-7:55 — 1AM

Event is by donation, no one turned away for lack of funds, and all ages are welcome so bring the whole family!

Respect, as always, is Expected.

- GRAFFITI ARTISTS -
There will be spray paint and board available so come through to connect with other artists, and spray free! (If you have paint, pens, or surfaces to spare, bring them to share)

- BREAKERS -

We know you're out there, so bring the crew and show off a bit, get down outside in a sunlit garden with a live DJ providing the breaks on the 1s 2s.

Big love to Jay, Eanna, Bob, and Gabe for putting in work. Thank you Jessie for the beautiful flyer. Cheers to SubRosa and the community for making it all possible."

https://www.facebook.com/events/461265204311338/

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 // Thursdays, 4pm - 7pm // Fridays, 9am - 12pm // 
& open for events & meetings

SubRosa is additionally taking on the Pacific Ave. storefront space adjacent to us from mid June - end of July to be used as a blank canvas for your projects and visions! Let us know if you want to use the space or have ideas! 
Email us at SubRosa-events@riseup.net!
And check out SubRosa's online stuff for more info about what's going on!!!
(hip-hops shows & special ClubRosa happenings & much much more!)

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Fri- film screening // & many shows in week ahead // + SubRosa pop-up space possibilities!!!


-Friday, June 8th, 6pm - 9pm: The Diversity Center and SubRosa presents: With support from Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In...Major! documentary screening
Witness the momentous grace, propensity for love, and endless energy to fight that is the embodiment of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, "a formerly incarcerated Black transgender elder and activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years. Miss Major is a veteran of the Stonewall Rebellion and a survivor of Attica State Prison, a former sex worker, an elder, and a community leader and human rights activist. She is simply "Mama" to many in her community. Her personal story and activism for transgender civil rights intersects LGBT struggles for justice and equality from the 1960s to today. At the center of her activism is her fierce advocacy for her girls, trans women of color who have survived police brutality and incarceration in men's jails and prisons".

Join us for a screening of this documentary (and perhaps a casual discussion of the screening following the film, if folks feel into doing something like that!). Feel free to watch the trailer and learn more at the following website: https://www.missmajorfilm.com/ There will be free snacks!

Presented by the Diversity Center (http://www.diversitycenter.org/calendar/2018/6/8/fil-screening-major) and SubRosa with support from Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In.

Free! // All ages! // Dry space! 

More info on Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In is at www.guerilladrivein.org and https://www.facebook.com/scgdi/

-Tuesday, June 12th, 7 - 10pm: cuddle formation / no boot straps / and more!


Cactus Bloom Collective presents:

*CUDDLE FORMATION (On Tour - Brooklyn NY) ambient music centered around healing and fostering community // https://cuddleformation.bandcamp.com/
**THERE ARE NO THIEVES IN THIS TOWN (On Tour - Brooklyn NY) a soundscape for when all you can do is sit, breathe, and be // https://therearenothieves.bandcamp.com/
***NO BOOT STRAPS (Local) queer glitter noise rock // https://nobootstraps.bandcamp.com/releases
****LAUREN ORAANGE (Local) soft acoustic pop // https://laurenoraange.bandcamp.com/

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

-Wednesday, June 13th, 7pm: Clear Focus show! https://www.facebook.com/clearfocushc/

Yeah, go check it out.

-Friday, June 15th, 7 - 10pm: Karima Walker / BB Sinclair / Mess / Ryan Page

Cactus Bloom Collective presents:

*KARIMA WALKER (On Tour - Tucson AZ) droney experimental audio-visual experience // https://karimawalker.bandcamp.com/
**BB SINCLAIR (Local) dream pop gayz // https://soundcloud.com/bbsinclair
***MESS (Local) distorty noise set // https://imamess.bandcamp.com/album/polluted
****RYAN PAGE (Local) we're doubling down on the noise tonight // https://cuttystrangerecords.bandcamp.com/album/euroserge

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

-Saturday, June 16th, 8 - 11pm: HOLY SHIT : Films + Performance by Lyra Hill

A rich, velvety evening of stimulating entertainment for the eyes, ears, hearts and minds. Come and see hypnotic, colorful images projected on real film. Listen carefully to complex lyrics (catch the jokes), simple drum beats, and soothing synthesized tones. Sense the space around you and feel it fill with fantastic, fleeting phantasms. Bring your friends and have a time.

Doors at 7:30, Show at 8pm. $7 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds! Show with support from the Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In.

Lyra Hill, artist and California native who has never before performed in Santa Cruz, will share some original songs, and the following:

*Breathe With Cube (2016), 12 minutes, 3D 16mm film and performance // Breathe With Cube is an optical illusion and live comedy trance intended to prepare an audience for total immersion into a cinema space, the 'white cube,' or the 'black box.' The audience fixates on a slowly pulsing cube which grows, shrinks, seems to stand still and split apart. This performance invites participation through vocal repetition and deliberate, expansive use of the imagination.
**It All Depends (On You) (2017-ongoing), performance // It All Depends (On You) is a site-and-audience-specific series of performances designed to provoke an audience into participating in some outsized emotion befitting the time and place. It might be silly, sudden, sad, scary, or something else. IAD(OY) was first performed on the roof of the Greek Film Archive in Athens, as part of documenta 14.
***Uzi's Party (2017), 30 minutes, 16mm film with sound. // In this experimental teen dramedy, five young women gather for a Ouija party on the anniversary of an important death. They gossip, bicker, and flirt until somebody becomes possessed. Uzi's Party was shot entirely in-camera on 16mm film and includes extensive analog special effects. Starring Jojo Hill.

Lyra Hill is an artist, educator, and radical priestess who specializes in creating celluloid films, alternative comic books, and immersive, multimedia experiences. She has been organizing rituals since 2004. She created, hosted and ran BRAIN FRAME, the legendary performative-comix reading series, from 2011-2014. She has screened, published, and performed in Canada, Mexico, Scotland, England, Australia, Italy, Greece and across the USA. In 2016 NewCity Magazine named her "Best Urban Ritualist." She currently lives in Los Angeles where she curates and hosts MULTI CULT, a ritual variety show.


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 // Thursdays, 4pm - 7pm // Fridays, 9am - 12pm // 
& open for events & meetings

SubRosa's gonna be additionally taking on the Pacific Ave. storefront space adjacent to us from mid June - end of July to be used as a blank canvas for your projects and visions! Let us know if you want to use the space or have ideas! 
Email us at SubRosa-events@riseup.net!
And check out SubRosa's online stuff for more info about what's going on!!!
(hip-hops shows & special ClubRosa happenings & much much more!)

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

So Much Happening! Fri: Art Opening // Sat: Really Free Market & A Show later // Sun: Pride After Party & QPOC Farmers Fundraiser // & More!

-Friday, June 1st, 6pm - 9pm: Forward Together Art Show

     This is your chance to see some fantastic Oakland artists' work on display in Santa Cruz! This art show is brought to you by the Diversity Center, but will take place at SubRosa Community Space.

Forward Together is a nationwide organization that "focus(es) on changing the ground on which we fight for the rights, recognition and resources for all families and people." Part of their mission is to gather and promote artwork that challenges the status quo of power, and the collection they have put together for this show consists of artwork from Oakland based trans folks of color. It is a beautiful, daring, radically loving body of work to see! Come join us in celebrating the power of trans artists of color, to shake the foundations of injustice and to create something new.

Feel free to check out Forward Together's website to learn more about their work: https://forwardtogether.org/. There will be free snacks!

Free! // All ages! // Dry space! // https://www.facebook.com/events/175936213066228/

-Saturday, June 2nd: 2 fantastic happenings!

     12pm - 3pm: Really Really Free Market!

No money. No trades. Everything is free. This market is based on a gift-economy and thinks capitalism is terrible. 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. Requirements: Mutual respect. If you bring things, you are expected to take away whatever is left at the end of the market. https://www.facebook.com/events/170359423638905/
   
     7pm - 10pm: Generifus / Sunshine Eyes / Wolfgang Strutz / Root Beer Floats

Cactus Bloom Collective presents...

*GENERIFUS (Olympia WA) 10-years running, warm guitar melodies and friendly tunes https://generifus.bandcamp.com/
**WOLFGANG STRUTZ (Olympia WA) lo-fi "cosmic country" experimental pop https://wolfgangstrutz.bandcamp.com/
***SUNSHINE EYES (Local) laid-back dream pop outfit https://sunshineeyes.bandcamp.com/
****THE ROOT BEER FLOATS (Local) sweet jangly tunes to sway your head to https://therootbeerfloats.bandcamp.com/

7$ // 7pm // All Ages // Safe(r) Space // No Alcohol, No Drugs // https://www.facebook.com/events/188184801822995/

-Sunday, June 3rd, 3pm - 7pm: Pride After Party / QPOC Farmers Fundraiser
   
     Come celebrate Pride @ SubRosa on Sunday June 3rd, 3-7pm! Your donation will help CASFS Farm Apprentices to fundraise for a trip to Interlocking Roots at the Allied Media Conference in June!

As CASFS' Farmers of the Global Majority and QTBIPoC growers in a white supremacist patriarchal heteronormative world, we are asking for your support to build true food sovereignty and push forward collective liberation! We are fundraising to attend Interlocking Roots Gathering to connect to and build community with other QTBIPoC farmers. (Interlocking Roots: In this gathering, we will share collective strategies that center food and earthwork as tools for decolonization to combat issues of isolation, trauma, and accountability within our movement spaces. Our network gathering will be a chill space for fellow QTBIPoC to connect, affirm queer and trans identities through our own and our plant ancestor stories, talk about queer ecology, strategize and eat together!)

The Event at SubRosa: Lxs Chulxs Farmers Queer Pride Party!

With Chulita Vinyl Club DJs Hija Del Volcan and Mare.E.Fresh! Check them out on Soundcloud! Chulita Vinyl Club is as an all-girl all-vinyl club for self-identifying womxn of color in the context of providing a space for empowerment and togetherness.
Come get your dance on! We'll have a photobooth and snacks, cookies agua fresca all made with fresh ingredients from the farm! Or come for the Queer cupcakes! https://www.facebook.com/events/129487727925965/

-Friday, June 8th, 6pm - 9pm: Major! documentary screening

     Witness the momentous grace, propensity for love, and endless energy to fight that is the embodiment of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, "a formerly incarcerated Black transgender elder and activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years. Miss Major is a veteran of the Stonewall Rebellion and a survivor of Attica State Prison, a former sex worker, an elder, and a community leader and human rights activist. She is simply "Mama" to many in her community. Her personal story and activism for transgender civil rights intersects LGBT struggles for justice and equality from the 1960s to today. At the center of her activism is her fierce advocacy for her girls, trans women of color who have survived police brutality and incarceration in men's jails and prisons".

Join us for a screening of this documentary (and perhaps a casual discussion of the screening following the film, if folks feel into doing something like that!).

Feel free to watch the trailer and learn more at the following website: https://www.missmajorfilm.com/ There will be free snacks! Shown with support from the Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In.

Free! // All ages! // Dry space! // https://www.facebook.com/events/458712427918068/

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 // Thursdays, 4pm - 7pm // Fridays, 9am - 12pm // 
& open for events & meetings

SubRosa's gonna be additionally taking on the pacific storefront space adjacent to us from mid June - end of July to be used as a blank canvas for your projects and visions! Hit us up if you want to use the space or have ideas! SubRosa-events@riseup.net

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​And a reminder about this... "June 11th is an international day of solidarity with Marius Mason and all long-term anarchist prisoners. A spark in the eternal night of state repression. A day set aside for honoring those who have been stolen from us. On this day, we share in songs, events, and actions to celebrate our captured comrades and loved ones. In years past, June 11th celebrations have been international and wide-ranging – from potlucks with friends to various inspiring attacks; fundraising benefits and prisoner letter writing nights to all of the untold and unknown ways we keep the flame alive." More at https://june11.noblogs.org

Friday, May 25, 2018

Sun: Herbal Self-Care for Trans Folks & A Show! later // Fri: June 1 Art Opening // & More!

-Sunday May 27th: Herbal Self-Care for Trans Folks with community herbalist Elliot Lloyd

Part 1: Herbs for the Long Haul , 11am - 1pm
Using plants, nutrition and magic to support wellbeing and thriving for trans and non binary people. We'll learn about using herbs in combination with hormone therapy and gender-affirming practices, as well as what to avoid. We'll explore the esoteric uses of herbs for boundaries, protection and comfort.

Part 2: Herbs for Hard Times, 2pm - 4pm 

Emotional self-care for queer and trans people. We'll explore the use of herbs, supplements and mindfulness practices in times of worry, sadness and chronic stress, and touch on herbal support for trauma and loss. We'll put together self-care plans to remind ourselves what works for us when things get tough.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2081103152165353/

http://www.diversitycenter.org/calendar/2018/5/27/herbalism-and-self-care-for-transgenderlgbtq-folks

And later that evening at SubRosa, 7pm...

-Tim Woulfe, Dingbat Superminx, Village of Spaces and BB Sinclair
pure magic comes to grace subrosa ~

*tim woulfe (philadelphia) https://timwoulfe.bandcamp.com/
**village of spaces (santa cruz) https://villageofspaces.bandcamp.com/
***dingbat superminx (oakland) https://dingbatsuperminx.bandcamp.com/ 
****bb sinclair (santa cruz) https://www.facebook.com/bbysinclair/

$5-7 notaflof // All Ages // safe(r) space // no alcohol no drugs no jerks

https://www.facebook.com/events/211288296315463/

-Friday June 1st, 6pm: Forward Together Art Show​

This is your chance to see some fantastic Oakland artists' work on display in Santa Cruz! This art show is brought to you by the Diversity Center, but will take place at SubRosa Community Space.

Forward Together is a nationwide organization that "focus(es) on changing the ground on which we fight for the rights, recognition and resources for all families and people." Part of their mission is to gather and promote artwork that challenges the status quo of power, and the collection they have put together for this show consists of artwork from Oakland based trans folks of color. It is a beautiful, daring, radically loving body of work to see! Come join us in celebrating the power of trans artists of color, to shake the foundations of injustice and to create something new.

Feel free to check out Forward Together's website to learn more about their work: https://forwardtogether.org/. There will be free snacks!

https://www.facebook.com/events/175936213066228/

http://www.diversitycenter.org/calendar/2018/6/1/firstfridayat-subrosa-forward-togethers-art-collection-featuring-trans-artists-of-color

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 // Thursdays, 4pm - 7pm // Fridays, 9am - 12pm // & open for events & meetings

SubRosa's gonna be additionally taking on the pacific storefront space adjacent to us from mid June - end of July (although this time frame may be shifting) to be used as a blank canvas for your projects and visions! Hit us up if you want to use the space or have ideas!  SubRosa-events@riseup.net

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Message from Hasta Muerte Coffee, a POC, worker-owned coffee shop and radical bookstore in Oakland. Sharing the message here to raise awareness and solidarity (click on post to read more and how to offer support https://www.instagram.com/p/Bi7u4ePlSn0/): "Tomorrow (May 19) marks 6 months since we opened! While we'd love to celebrate, we are in emergency negotiations with our landlords, who are trying to leverage the year of labor, materials, and value that we poured into this building to mark up the asking price and sell. Note - more than 6 months ago the price on this building was significantly less than what it popped up again as. After we inquired about buying the building, it was pulled from the market. Knowing they might pull this move that has now landed us here, we secured the first right of refusal when we signed our lease, meaning that if they get an offer on the building we can match it. THIS WEEK THEY GOT AN OFFER! We are working with folks from Oakland CLT (community land trust) and have determined that we could buy the building and convert it to a land trust with some creative funding. (more at the link above)

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"June 11th is an international day of solidarity with Marius Mason and all long-term anarchist prisoners. A spark in the eternal night of state repression. A day set aside for honoring those who have been stolen from us. On this day, we share in songs, events, and actions to celebrate our captured comrades and loved ones. In years past, June 11th celebrations have been international and wide-ranging – from potlucks with friends to various inspiring attacks; fundraising benefits and prisoner letter writing nights to all of the untold and unknown ways we keep the flame alive." More at https://june11.noblogs.org

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