Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Wow! Everyday something!

At SubRosa! And beyond!

SubRosa is a collectively run anarchist community space - 

let's create together the world(s) we want to live in now.

  • Today! Wednesday April 10th! Big Kitty is coming to town! C'mon out for some strings and songs with…

* Big Kitty - inspired by the wild freedom, embraced otherness, and the spirituality of Alejandro Jodirowsky and Sun Ra from Tennessee - @big_kitty_teaberry_ 

** Village of Spaces - freel volk with experimental in awe from Santa Cruz and all over at times - @villageofspaces 

*** Casy Meikle - fiddler. carpenter. friend. from around - @casymeikle 

**** + Heronimus

Doors 7pm & Music 7:30pm // $10-$15 at door - notaflof! // all-ages // dry space // safe(r) space // anti-capitalist space // respect the space and each other!

From SubRosa IG -  

  • Thursday April 11th another stupendous show at SubRosa with…

* Dining Dead - witchy indie post-punk surf rock from Seattle - @diningdeadmusic 

** Grad Nite - emo gritos from the 831 from Watsonville- @gradnite 

*** Panavision - experimental rock band from Santa Cruz - @panavisionband

**** Terra - alternative metal from Santa Cruz - @terra.831

Doors 6:30pm // $10 at door - notaflof! // all-ages // dry space // safe(r) space // anti-capitalist space // respect the space and each other!

Info from SubRosa IG post - 

"We'll be spinning a variety of noise from dreamy, glitchy, weird and friki all full of joy, tenderness and sacred pleasure cuz that's how we resist and get down. We'll be having a special intentional reading/spoken word to open up the space so be on time to catch some magic. A portion of money made will be redistributed towards Palestinian folk's crowdfunding efforts 


Doors open 7:30pm & Words 8pm // Sliding Scale $5-15 at door NOTAFLAF // All Ages // Sober Space // Respect the space and each other or be dealt with 

"Fresawerx's Agua De Fresa is a qtbipoc centered dance party modeling joy + pleasure as a means of resistance. From 831 raised tender dreamy weirdos Hani Gata y Tavia 🍓💖❤️‍🔥🖤💫 more info "

  • And Saturday another show to move your body at SubRosa

Info forthcoming at 

  • This Sunday! Tianguis Realmente Gratuito. Todo es gratis. Really Really Free Market - 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 economía 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. Please bring usable things only. Thanks so much! See tips in story highlights section of @rrfm_sc - and donations of $ in jar at welcoming table accepted and not expected! We use $ to purchase masks that we give out and to support community space.

*** not happening if raining // no sucede si llueve

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

And check out the show at SubRosa in the evening! More info at IG post @subrosa_space // Info from SubRosa IG post - 

  • Sunday April 14th! Get ready for…

* The Reverent Marigold - a unique folk storyteller & trans-nonbinary folk & alternative musician with a sound that largely wanders between folk-punk & surrealist modern bluegrass - from New Mexico - @reverent_marigold 

 ** Beafsteek - rootsy queer folk rock country fried n yassified - from sf - @bellahangnail 

*** Belladonna Ciao - anarcho folk punk with strummy songs & heart-on-sleeve earnestness & lo-fi glory - from PRX - @belladonna_ciao

**** I've Never Been Here Before - passionate electronical dreampunk noise that pops - from SC - @iveneverbeenhereb4 

Doors 7:30pm & Music 8pm // $10 at door - notaflof! // all-ages // dry space // safe(r) space // anti-capitalist space // respect the space and each other! // Info from SubRosa IG post - 


  • AND THIS THURSDAY NOT AT SubRosa - Santa Cruz Underground Music (S.C.U.M.) transforms Indexical into a comfortable listening lounge for intentional listening.

Bring records, tapes, and/or CD's to listen on our Meyer sound system. We'll kick off with a curated selection from the crew and then switch to "open decks," where anyone can choose something to listen to.

SCUMsessions: Listening Lounge // Thu., Apr. 11th // Doors at 6:30pm | Start at 7pm // FREE // at Indexical space - 1050 River St #119, Santa Cruz, CA  95060 (at the Tannery) info from  

SCUMsessions is a series of hybrid study groups, workshops, and gatherings that aim to facilitate a collaborative space for the exploration of a topic or modality under the umbrella of Sound Studies. These get-togethers are experiments in how to learn, play, and listen in collaboration with one another. Rather than the traditional format of teacher/student, the aim is to create a generative communal environment fostered through curiosity and safe space. In other words, being together in a place about a thing.

S.C.U.M. (Santa Cruz Underground Music) [] is the revival of an old anagram to rekindle a collectivized effort towards performance and skill-share across various experimental art spaces and mediums.


-And out Fábrica Open Hours, Mondays, 12 - 3pm and Saturdays, 2pm - 5pm and Sundays,11am - 2pm (except 2nd Sunday of month) // repeats weekly (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 5 - 8pm -  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.

@@@ 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: @@@

<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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