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 (at this link and on the right on certain digital devices), and you’ll also be able to see what dates are available.

If you are interested in hosting an event or playing a show at SubRosa, please read Important Things to Know About Having an Event at SubRosa and then send DM to or email our events coordinators at (email checked less often).

Note: requests are forwarded to the SubRosa collective and if no one gets back to you in 2 weeks, then it likely means that no one was available to bottomline a show. We are entirely volunteer-run and often receive many times the amount of requests than what we have actual capacity to host.

Performances & Music

SubRosa offers a cozy space for intimate, acoustic performances and also for 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. Although GDI is mostly dormant now the project mission included: “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...


SubRosa is an anarchist community space - a place for folk from various communities to come together, to share creativity and expression and experiences and put into practice new possibilities! More info about SubRosa and contact us at: and/or

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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