Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Over next many days!

Over next many days!

- This evening! S.C.U.M. Listening Lounge AND Art Show Opening - this Tuesday (9/19) at SubRosa! AND Open Hours at 5pm
A part of the summer session of @freeskoolsantacruz 

We will select and bring records (and perhaps other media) to share, listen, and discuss as a group in an intentional setting. And we invite you to bring selections too (vinyl encouraged).

And on the walls of SubRosa featuring art/creations by @abstract_circles_ and @liviacharman and Anneli Henricksson! 

6:30pm - soft start: gather and settle in // 7pm - hard start: let the music begin! // all welcome // dry space // safe(r) space // anti-capitalist space 

From SubRosa IG post- https://www.instagram.com/p/CxTsNr0y96j/ 

- This Thursday! A show September 21st happening at SubRosa with…

* Lora Matis & Matty Terrones (Oakland & San Diego) @lora__mathis & @a_nice_leaf - poetry & music for "The Snakes Came Back" book release! @metatronpress 

** Practicing Sincerity (SC) @practicingsincerity 

*** Perch (SC) @perchtheband 

Doors 7pm & show 8pm // $10 notaflof // // all-ages // dry space // safe(r) space // anti-capitalist space // please wear a mask for community care (there's a surge going on) 

Info from SubRosa IG post: https://www.instagram.com/p/CxMOnlsv9H0/ 

- Friday Another Show! Check SubRosa IG for more info!

- Hooray for a show at SubRosa Saturday September 23rd with…

* helens @helenstheband 

** career woman @melodycaudill 

*** universe @universebandsc 

8pm doors // $8 notaflof // all-ages // dry space // safe(r) space // anti-capitalist space // please wear a mask for community care (there's a surge going on) 

Info from SubRosa IG post https://www.instagram.com/p/CxI2yByr8LC/

- Sunday September 24th a show with…

* Half Calf (SC) @halfcalfca 

** Universe (SC) @universebandsc 

*** Casino Youth (SC) @casinoyouth 

**** I've Never Been Here Before (SC) @iveneverbeenhereb4 

***** Fruit Factory @fruitfactory_band 

6pm // $10 notaflof // all-ages // dry space // safe(r) space // anti-capitalist space // please wear a mask for community care (there's a surge going on).

Info from SubRosa IG post https://www.instagram.com/p/Cw0fvTUvozg/ 

And more shows and events scheduled and more information soon!

And part of Free Skool Santa Cruz 

(not at SubRosa)

Wednesday September 20th - -Dimensions of Mugwort / 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. with Maya Elson and Michelle Glowa (mayacelium@gmail.com) - part of the summer session of @freeskoolsantacruz 

Location: House near the Buttery. Email for address - mayacelium@gmail.com 

Description: Just as the mugwort plant can open a portal to other dimensions, we will work with mugwort as a way of exploring different dimensions of history, traditional herbal medicine, witchcraft, and energy work through a mugwort lens. We'll work with mugwort directly as we learn harvesting practices, medicinal uses, ethics, and precautions. Participants are invited to bring their own stories and knowledge to this collaborative learning space. All ages and abilities welcome.

Info from Free Skool Santa Cruz IG post - https://www.instagram.com/p/CxHBOPyvWPL/ 

- Equinox Gathering - this Wednesday (from http://www.templeofthewaters.org/actions-events/2023equinox

"How does balance sound right now?What does balance feel like right now? Can we take this time when day and night are balanced and feel into the balance of dark and light in our own lives? 

To mark this moment of the wheel of the year, the Temple of the Waters will be hosting a Fall Equinox potluck on Wednesday, September 20th at 6pm.  Please email monk@templeofthewaters.org for the address. 

Please bring something to share that calls to mind this season, or something that speaks to you of balance. The potluck will be followed by singing at the water altar.  Bring songs!  Any kind of songs that feel alive for you are welcomed."


-And check out Fábrica Open Hours, Mondays, 1 - 4pm and Saturdays, 2 - 5pm // repeats weekly (part of the summer session of Free Skool Santa Cruz - and an ongoing project and SubRosa's neighbor!)

Description: The Fábrica is a community workspace where folks can come to learn and share knowledge about textiles arts. This includes Sewing, Knitting, Quilting, Embroidery, Crochet, and Bookbinding, among other arts. The workshop is operated by volunteers and funded by donations from participants. We have sewing machines as well as generous amounts of fabric, zippers, notions, and the other tools and supplies one needs for most sewing and yarn-based projects. There is no charge to use the shop, but please consider a $5-10 donation to help with our operating costs. Contact info below.

-And another neighbor - Bike Church // Open Hours, Thursday - Monday, 12–5pm (Repeats every week)

About our wonderful neighbor, The Bike Church (enter on Spruce St) - "The Bike Church is a project of the Hub and has been Santa Cruz's only community bike shop since 1998. Our shop functions in a DIY/DIT (Do-It-Together) manner: we provide the tools, space and instruction for individuals to fix their own bike with the guidance of knowledgeable mechanics. We ask for a donation of $5-15 per hour to use the shop--no one is turned away for lack of funds. We provide used and new parts for affordable prices, and have many used bikes for sale. We give away kids bikes for free. Our shop is run by a collective of mechanics and apprentices who are all paid equally. We use consensus meetings to make decisions about the running of the shop." Contact info below.

Info about great Free Skool classes at




Classes ongoing for part 2 of the summer session! Some at SubRosa and also around town!

@@@ Members of the Hub Community Center (SubRosa is part of this community center) created this form to collect emails as we move towards the launch of the Hub newsletter that will feature updates on Hub projects news and events:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JL_Fn4_OHVf0TnmIbrYWKAEoM_qxytdHbPbvj9v-QDo/edit @@@

<Contact info for our neighbors at The Hub, 703 Pacific Ave>

-The Bike Church --- http://bikechurch.santacruzhub.org // https://www.facebook.com/thebikechurch/ // https://www.instagram.com/thebikechurch/ 

-Hard Core Compost --- https://www.compost.bike // https://www.instagram.com/hardcorecompost/ // www.facebook.com/compost.bike/  

-The Fábrica --- https://thefabrica.org // https://www.facebook.com/thefabrica/ // https://www.instagram.com/the_fabrica_

-PedX Courier & Cargo --- http://pedxsc.com/ // https://www.facebook.com/pedxsc/ // https://www.instagram.com/pedalersexpress/ 

-Tenant Sanctuary --- https://tenantsanctuary.org // https://www.facebook.com/tenantsanctuary/ // https://instagram.com/tenant_sanctuary_sc  

The Santa Cruz Hub for Sustainable Living includes a constellation of projects that support skill-sharing, appropriate re/use of resources, and interconnected, creative communities - since 1994! http://www.santacruzhub.org // https://www.facebook.com/santacruzhub/ // https://www.instagram.com/santacruzhub/ 


SubRosa is a collectively run anarchist community space, a place to meet others and challenge our assumptions and act on our passions. We strive to create a vibrant environment for events, classes, meetings, organizing, performance, art, studying and more. SubRosa also offers radical literature for sale, and houses the Anarchist Lending Library. We welcome folks to join us in fostering an environment free from coercion, sexism, queer&homophobia, racism, ableism and other hierarchies.




SubRosa is part of the Hub Community Center, in downtown Santa Cruz, CA which is the unceded homelands of the Awaswas-speaking Ohlone people known as the Uypi, who stewarded these lands since time immemorial. Centuries of colonial violence led to the removal and displacement of the Uypi. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, comprised of the descendants of indigenous people taken to missions Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista during Spanish colonization of the Central Coast, is today working hard to restore traditional stewardship practices on these lands and heal from historical trauma. 

Do you want to join SubRosa in solidarity with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band? 

-Contribute to The Humunya Foundation of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, a 501 (c) (3) Private Foundation under the Internal Revenue Code. As such, donations made to the Humunya Foundation are tax deductable. The Humunya Foundation was created to fund raise, facilitate Tribal cultural activities and conduct outreach to the public. More information http://amahmutsun.org/foundation 

-Sign up for the Amah Mutsun Land Trust email list for more information and opportunities to get involved. 

-Consider making a monthly  donation to Amah Mutsun Land Trust to support the tribe's Indigenous stewardship and cultural relearning work. 

-Check out  http://www.protectjuristac.org/how-to-help/ to protect Juristac, an Amah Mutsun sacred site threatened by a proposed mining operation in Santa Clara county. Actions include:  Sign the petition to protect Juristac, an Amah Mutsun sacred site threatened by a proposed mining operation in Santa Clara county. 

https://www.amahmutsunlandtrust.org and http://amahmutsun.org and http://www.protectjuristac.org/ and https://instagram.com/protect.juristac 

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