Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wed: Rojava Solidarity SC // Thurs: Open Stage! // Fri: Film Screening // Sun: Collage Session & Prisoner Letter Writing & A Show! // & More!

-Wednesday, Jan. 16th, 6pm:  Rojava Solidarity SC

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!

-Thursday, Jan. 17th, 7:30pm:  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.

-Friday, Jan. 18th, 6pm & 8pm:  Movie Screening! Be Kind, Rewind / My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea!

WOW! Come to this super silly surreal screening this Friday— at 6pm, Be Kind, Rewind & at 8pm, My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea! Fun junk, mildly trippy visuals, loose plots that seem like they're going nowhere but end up somewhere!

-Sunday, Jan. 20th:  Three Happenings!

     12:30pm - 2:30pm:  Winter Collage Session! with Whitney Sparks

Description:  Winter Collage Session! Enjoy some DIY art / therapy, chill tunes, and radical conversation with Santa Cruz local artist/intersectional activist, Whitney Sparks 

Materials provided; bring more if you want! Donations appreciated, pay what you feel.  Come in and make collages with us!  We will have supplies, but feel free to bring in anything you may want to use. This event overlaps with prisoner letter writing—we can send off our collages with letters!  Led by Whitney Sparks, our featured artist for December, & Randy, SubRosa collective member.

      1pm - 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.

     7pm: Notches (New Hampshire) / Grad Nite / Just Dandy

Cactus Bloom Collective presents

*NOTCHES (On Tour) New Hampshire crunchy indie pop 
**GRAD NITE local heartfelt pop punk 
***JUST DANDY local powerpop punk friends 

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

(Come on by and have some coffee, check-out a book or strike up a conversation)
Wednesdays, 10:30am - 2pm // Fridays, 9am - 12pm // Saturdays, 8:30am - 12pm // Sundays, 1 - 4pm //
& open for events & meetings
(and open on some Thursday afternoons)

The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band and local community members are hosting an open meeting to discuss a proposal from developers to turn sacred lands into a sand and gravel mine at the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

The meeting, an effort to continue protecting remaining sacred sites from further development, is at 7 p.m. Monday at the Wisdom Center, in The Galleria, 740 Front St., Suite 155.  

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