SubRosa hosts performances, shows, music, presentations, speakers, film showings, class, workshops, and special events. For our complete calendar of events, please see our online events calendar to the right. If you are interested in hosting an event or playing a show at SubRosa, please read our Important Things to Know doc and then email our events coordinators at (update to Important Things to Know page is that we do have a PA system now).

Performances & Music

SubRosa offers a cozy space for intimate, acoustic and moderately amplified shows. While we are not your typical music venue,we do host shows for musicians with whom we feel an affinity. We are particularly intrigued by music that is unique, unusual, or shares our radical perspective.

SubRosa Opening Show with Blackbird Raum

Presentations and Speakers

As part of our desire to further debate and dialogue on subjects related to anarchism, we regularly host presentations and speakers drawn from the local community and from afar. Topics covered may include anti-authoritarian struggles, state repression, history, politics, ecology, indigenous issues, feminism, or identity politics.

Film Showings

SubRosa shows films with the help of long-time community project Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In. GDI is an outdoor movie theater under the stars that springs up unexpectedly in the fields and industrial wastelands. Beyond showing great free movies year-round and bringing a broad community together, part of our mission is reclaiming public space and transforming our urban environment.

Special Events


SubRosa also hosts special events, such as the Santa Cruz Anarchist Convergence and Bookfair, the North American Free Skool Conference, occasional anarchist cafes, block parties, and barbecues, and so on and on and on...

Donations directly benefit this community-supported space. Signups for performance at 7:30 fill up quickly. Bring your creativity and artistic genius.

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