Thursday, June 6, 2024

At SubRosa! And elsewhere!

At SubRosa! And elsewhere!

SubRosa is a collectively run anarchist community space - 

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

  • friday june 7th - toads and frogs, come one come all! pls make yourselves available for this very special evening of strange-beautiful-slippery music. we have long awaited a Mills takeover of SubRosa and it's finally happening. don't miss it! - from 

* Michelle Moeller @meeshmoeller will perform music from her widely acclaimed record of electroacoustic piano compositions, one of our favorite releases this year.

** Risa is an exciting new project from @mitchatemypizza and @_______brendan , touring with Michelle, it's sure to be a treat.

*** Matt @robidouxstille bay area pillar of experimental music, returns to open the night with another banging treasure trove of texture and bumping weirdness. 

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

***S.C.U.M. (Santa Cruz Underground Music) is a collectivized effort towards performance and skill-share across experimental art spaces and mediums. 

Info from SubRosa IG post - 

  • it's summertime!! time to go 2 the library!! come to subrosa this saturday, june 8th, for a special show featuring… 

 * grad nite @gradnite (watsonville)

** false flag @falseflagsf (sf)

*** valentina bludgeoned @valentinabludgeoned (bay area) 

**** mindfuk @mindfuk__ (long beach)

***** half calf @halfcalfca (sc/oakland)

Doors 6pm & Music 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 - 

  • Tianguis Realmente Gratuito. Todo es gratis. Really Really Free Market - this Sunday! 11am - 2pm. At SubRosa - 703 Pacific Ave. 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.

Info from SubRosa IG post - 

  •  also happening this weekend, on Sunday, June 9th! Another show with local bands… 

* Mutt @mutt.boys 

** Dormroom Capybaras @dormroomcapybaras 

*** Carabeza 

**** Rio and the Soup @rio.and.the.soup 

Doors 6pm & Music 7pm // $10 at door - notaflof! // all-ages // dry space // safe(r) space // anti-capitalist space // respect the space and each other!

Info from SubRosa IG - 

  • A special Sunday show June 16th - let the music envelop you at SubRosa with…

* Byssus - dedicated to the resilient interspecies entanglements that defy the logic of empire - Santa Cruz - @byssusfolk  

** Stone Crowe - a celtic-folk-bluegrass project by santa cruz radicals 

*** Florez Rain - sounds of grief and struggle, adventure and terror - Elkhorn, central coast of California - @florezrain  

**** Waul of the Weald - acoustic multi-instrument solo project from beneath the redwoods of northern ca exploring nature darkness beauty freedom love and loss - @wauloftheweald  

7pm // $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 - 


  • Join us for the 2024 Free Skool Santa Cruz Summer Session by offering a class or activity! Deadline to submit for this round is Monday June 10th! Less than a week away!

Deadline is in less than a week to join us for Free Skool Santa Cruz Summer Session 2024 by offering a class or activity! A radically different approach to living and learning, Free Skool Santa Cruz is a grassroots educational project beyond institutional control. It is an opportunity to learn from each other and share what we know, to foster communities based on mutual support and autonomy (do-it-yourself-together).

Our summer calendar kicks off on summer solstice – Thursday June 20th and goes until autumn equinox – Sunday September 22nd. The deadline to submit your class is Monday June 10th! Link to submit class proposals!

Part of creating a new world is resistance to the old one, including the ways we learn and relate to each other.

We look forward to receiving your proposals for the 2024 Free Skool Santa Cruz summer calendar, and let's explore and enjoy the summer together! Link to submit class proposals!

 - Free Skool collective members (*** members of the FSSC collective are also involved in the SubRosa collective)


And elsewhere around town…

  • Open Studios for Palestine! Friday, June 7th, 12-4pm - At the UCSC Art Dept.(Elena Baskin Visual Arts Studios)

Call for art, photos, flowers, poetry, etc. for a Public Art Wall and Community Altar. *Set-up starting at 10am. Come support & be together for Palestine! ♡

  • Still ongoing! Strike at UCSC info from  "On Monday, May 20th, UC Santa Cruz, "UC's most striking campus," was the first to "stand up" in UAW 4811's ULP strike. We walk out knowing the heat is concentrated on us, expecting admin to be more aggressive than in 2022, while also knowing there is a tidal wave of support behind us."

"The striking workers are demanding: Divestment from companies profiting from the occupation, including weapons manufacturers and military contractors benefiting from the war on Gaza; Disclosure of all investments and provision of alternative funding for workers seeking to leave positions funded by sources complicit in the war on Gaza, such as the US Department of Defense; Full amnesty for all students and workers and the absolute guarantee of their rights to freedom of expression and collective protest. We, academic workers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, understand that this genocide is a war on the Palestinian people and Palestinian workers—academic workers among them. We know that our strike appears rather insignificant in the context of the horrific massacres. But we hope the echo of our voice reaches the labor movement throughout the world, and pushes our comrades elsewhere towards material action. Solidarity from us to Gaza, Palestine and its people. We draw our strength from your strength, our resolve from your resolve, our integrity from your integrity."

And more information at UCSC at // // and more…

It's the season of long days, of endless birdsong, of summer plants bursting forth in all their vitality, and of spring plants going to seed and fading.  It's a time that's the end of semesters and "I didn't think I'd survive finals week this time," it's a time of travel if you're a traveler and of tourist gridlock if you live in a seaside beach town.  It's a gateway to high fire season, and all that entails…

It's a time of the kids being home, and the farmer's markets being jammed, and long sunlit work hours and sunburns and aloe and salt water and chlorine in your hair.  Sweating and swimming and dripping with the incredible power of our planet's very very specific relationship with its Sun, which is So Potent that when we lean a little bit away from it, it's winter, and when we lean in just a tinsy bit, it's summer.  It's sand in your lemonade and "I wore too many layers" and rollercoasters and here come the berries.  It's plenty of sun for our gardens and our skin.

And so we gather.  We gather in this time to celebrate.  To mark the turning of the wheel of the year.  To remember that we are a small part of a much larger cycle of death-rebirth-life.  To use these heartbeats that our ancestors gave us in service of those great rhythms.  To use these breaths we're borrowing from our descendants to give them something to hold on to when chaos strikes. Full invite at 


-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.

<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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