Thursday, October 5, 2023

At SubRosa plus! Coming up soon!

At SubRosa!

Coming up soon!

  • This Thursday October 5th at SubRosa - Morocco earthquake benefit show - featuring friends…

* Moon Bandits - (Anarcho folk punk from LA) @moonbandits 

** The Limes - (folk punk from SC years ago & now LA) @thelimes.mp3 

*** Florez Rain - (with hearts and guts and accordion from Moss Landing) @florezrain 

**** The Decompozers (science folk punk tales for the kids! from SC)

7:30pm // $10 - $12 notaflof // all-ages // dry space // safe(r) space // anti-capitalist space // please wear a mask for community care (there's a surge going on // from IG post 

  • this show is 10/6 Friday!

*@seasidetryst are a queer synth pop band on tour from Washington, promoting their new album Different Places

**they'll be joined by locals @evespeachmusic 

***@halfcalfca and 


doors open 7 music starts 8 // don't miss it! 🪩 // Info from IG post- 

  • Saturday! Another show! With…

*ive never been here before

** Ap Tobler

*** mars kumari 

**** August yours truly 

  • Sunday! Tianguis Realmente Gratuito. Todo es gratis. Really Really Free Market - this Sunday (10/8) - 11am - 2pm. No money. No trades. Everything is free. 

Please wear a mask for community care.

This gathering is not about the "stuff" we give and take, but more about how we can freely give and receive from each other. This is a form of anti-capitalist mutual aid where everyone is invited to participate and share care.

¡Todo gratis! No intercambio de dinero, no negocios, no trueques. Trae lo que gustes, toma lo que necesites. Este mercado gratuito es basado en una economĂ­a de regalar.  

Note: we begin accepting donations at 10:30am and stop at 1pm. If you bring large items and/or significant amounts of stuff please help us at the end (2pm) by taking away anything that might be leftover. Thanks so much!

Learn more about the Santa Cruz Really Really Free Market (RRFM) and RRFMs in general - go to linktree in bio @rrfm_sc 

More info available at 

  • And in the evening Sunday - David's Birthday Bash Show with…

* Casino Youth (SC) @casinoyouth 

** Lula (SC) @lulatheband 

*** Universe (SC) @universebandsc 

**** N.O.S. (SC) @nothingoversilence 

Doors 6:30pm // $5 notaflof // all-ages // dry space // safe(r) space // anti-capitalist space // please wear a mask for community care (there's a surge going on) // from IG post 

  • Wednesday October 11th, 7pm: Queer Voices of Ukraine - West Coast Mini-Tour - with a film screening of 2 short documentaries by Rebel Queers - @rebel_queers2 & a reading of the "Queer Ukraine" anthology by Dvijka collective. With local guests: Ukrainian dance by Steppe - @ukrainiansteppe and sounds by Leshy - @l__eshy / free! / masks required / at SubRosa! 

Event will be facilitated by elliott miskovicz, the only US-based writer of the Queer Ukraine anthology. A trans artist and activist with personal ties to Ukraine, miskovicz does humanitarian work in Ukraine while also doing educational work in the US to bridge the knowledge gap around Ukrainian resistance in anti-war activist spaces.

"Ukrainian Queer Fighters for Freedom" is a documentary series by genderqueer artist, activist, and filmmaker, Angelika Ustymenko, of the Rebel Queers collective. In the early hours of February 24, 2022, cruise missiles hammered down on Kyiv and across Ukraine – announcing that Russia's full-scale re-invasion had begun. Every Ukrainian had to make a choice: What are you going to do to resist? Many queer people joined the hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian volunteers – most with no military training – who joined the armed resistance. "Queer Fighters of Ukraine" reveals the experiences of young LGBTQ+ activists and queer party DJs now fighting on the frontlines. Those who did not join the armed resistance found other ways to resist. And Angelika began collecting queer fighters' reflections after a year of war and broadening the focus to include other forms of queer resistance. 

"Queer Ukraine: LGBTQi+ Voices during Wartime" is an anthology of stories, essays, and poems by 12 queer people in Ukraine and in the diaspora community, edited by Dvijka Collective. Against the backdrop of brutal invasion, LGBTQI+ people find ways to express themselves against all odds, to create beyond all constraints. Every voice tells a story, and this anthology is a platform for these voices, an archive of their existence. Proceeds from this book go to projects supporting LGBTQI+ people in Ukraine. information from SubRosa IG post - 

  • AND not at SubRosa but still it check out…This Friday Oct 6th, 3pm Bring your seashells for an afternoon at the beach! (From @aulinta.project ) 

Maybe they would like it!  We will have food for the humans. Aulinta means "place of the red abalone" so abalone shells are the guests of honor, but all shells, driftwood, sea glass, etc. are welcome! Bring something to drink, but we're going to cook some food to share on the fire. We don't know why this seems like a good idea, but it totally does! 

Meet at Twin Lakes Beach at the fire pits. And please rsvp at @aulinta.project (helpful to plan food but not absolutely necessary to participate).

(You can take your shells back home. This is not suggesting you leave them on the beach, although you can if you like.)

From IG post - 

*** note: although the Free Skool session has ended and the project will go into hibernation until spring we invite you to send us announcements about classes/events in the spirit of Free Skool and we'll help spread the word!


-And out Fábrica Open Hours, Mondays, 12 - 3pm (new hours) and Saturdays, 2pm - 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) AND W.T.F. (Women, trans, femme) bike days are back! Every Tuesday starting from 11am - 4pm we will be open to anyone identifying as female, trans, femme, non-binary and gender-queer <3 if you do not identify as any of the above, come by the shop a different day! :)

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.

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

-The Bike Church --- // // 

-Hard Core Compost --- // //  

-The Fábrica --- // //

-PedX Courier & Cargo --- // // 

-Tenant Sanctuary --- // //  

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! // // 


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 

-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 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. and and and 

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