Monday, July 22, 2013

Tues. July 23rd-Sun. July 28th (and more!)

A Full Week at SubRosa!

We intend SubRosa to be a vibrant social space, where so much can happen, where so much is possible.  And this week at SubRosa there is a diverse array of happenings going on.  An important aspect of making SubRosa vibrant is your presence at the space.  So come on down this week and be a part of what is happening here.

-Tues. July 23rd-  open for afternoon and evening events

       A reading group for the book Nine Tenths of the Law: Property and Resistance in the United States.- 4pm.  How does "property" fit into designs for an equitable society? Nine-Tenths of the Law examines the history of squatting and property struggles in the US, from colonialism to 20th-century urban squatting and the foreclosure crisis of the late 2000s, and how such resistance movements shape the law.
      Zero Waste:  Confronting the Crises- 5-7pm. 
Free Skool Presents:  Mindful of the environmental and social crises currently facing the world, this class seeks to find a creative response with the concept of "zero waste." The teachers will give a short history of the concept. From this theoretical background we hope to play with concrete actions, exploring limits, and emphasizing experimentation. We hope to engage in responses that are personal day-to-day action from the ground up and/or collective projects of transformation. Course is in two-parts: first class will be discussion and brainstorming; second class will be reflection, sharing of actions and moving forward.

        Queer Prisoner Support!- 7:30-8:30pm.  Letter writing to queer and trans prisoners. Lists of prisoners, paper, envelops and stamps will be provided, as well as good company. Walls and bars can't keep us apart! In solidarity with all prisoners!

-Wed. July 24th-  regular open hours 2-7pm
Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom (HUFF)- 2-4pm: HUFF is Santa Cruz's oldest and most stubbornly persistent grass roots homeless advocacy group. We make trouble for the powers that be and fight institutional human rights abuses.
       Early Christianity- 5pm.  Free Skool Presents: A historical study of early Christianity focusing on the critical period following the death of the historical Jesus to the formation of the faith's major tenets at the Council of Nicea in 325. We will discuss questions like: how do the intellectual descendants of revolutionaries become so orthodox and rigid? Why did Christianity win out over all the competing belief systems? What were the "Lost" Christianities like?

        A Show! Months of Indecision, Whiskey Bliss, Pale Robin!- 7-10pmMonths of Indecision, and Whiskey Bliss on tour from Olympia! Our local favorite Pale Robin and perhaps a Puppetry performance by some SubRosa staffers. $7 NOTAFLOF

-Thurs. July 25th-  regular open hours 2-7pm

       Open Mic- sign-ups at 7:30pm, begins around 8pm:  Come express yourself!  Challenge yourself!  Challenge the audience!  A space for creation and community.  Donations to support SubRosa are appreciated.  This is the last Open Mic for a month since they are not happening in August, and they will resume gloriously in September.

-Fri. July 26th-  regular open hours 2-7pm

-Sat. July 27th-  regular open hours 2-7pm

     Teaching Kick Ass Classes and Workshops- 12:30-1:30pm.  Free Skool Presents: How to teach a great class or give a really kick ass workshop so your students leave satisfied and wanting to come back for more. Making a lesson plan. Keeping students engaged. Tips for performance anxiety. Small vs. large group lessons. Dealing with activities and more.

-Sun. July 28st-  regular open hours 2-7pm (a bit irregular sometimes)

and a look into the future....

 -Wed. July 31st-  regular open hours 2-7pm 

        A Show with Bands from Far-Away!  XTRAMEDIUM (pop punk from the French Riviera) & BAD HEX (emo/synth pop from Spokane, WA) & AMBER DEAREST (zine readings from Montreal, QC)  Bring $5 for touring folks!  They've come from so far away!!  Bring your friends!!!  This show is gonna rule!!!  A facebook thing is at  (note:  lots of exclamations points! yes.)

***And a note about a benefit that our neighbors, the F
ábrica, is having on Saturday, July 27th, 12-6pm.  They will be a part of the ANORAK ASSEMBLY art market at the Museum of Art and History (at Abbott Square, downtown, S.C.).   This is a sale of handmade sundries featuring recycled materials.  The Fábrica is a great project, peopled by wonderful folks, so support them Saturday, July 27th at the MAH and check out what they have going on!  The F
ábrica is a community textile arts and salvage workshop (more info at

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