Thursday, March 10
- Drop-in bicycle maintenance. Next to the outdoor basketball courts at the East Field House. 2 to 5 p.m. Free.
- Living Writers series. Literature graduate student reading, including Juliana Leslie, Tim Yamamura, Jake Thomas, Andrea Quaid and Eireene Nealand. Humanities 206. 6 p.m.
- Familia X. A space for queer/two-spirit, Chican@ and Latin@ students. Kresge Lounge. 8 p.m. For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, March 11
- Art Department Open Studios. Featuring student art work in a variety of media. Art Studios and Digital Arts Research Center. 12 to 4 p.m. Free.
- Blender. A safer space for gender deviants, transgender people, transsexual, genderqueer, androgynous, trannyfag, soffas, third gendered, two-spirit, gender non-conforming, non-identified, intersex individuals and allies. Cantú Queer Center. 6 p.m.
- Men’s volleyball. UCSC vs. Monterey Peninsula College. 7 p.m. West Field House.
- “Standards.” Big Band and Wind Ensemble. Music Center Recital Hall. Doors open at 7; show runs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. $10 general, $8 for seniors, $6 for students with ID.
- Porter College Gospel Choir Winter Concert. Porter/Kresge Dining Hall Stage. 8 p.m. $5.
- The Vagina Monologues 2011. Stevenson Event Center. 8 p.m. Event repeats through weekend with Sunday’s performance at 3 p.m.
- Java with Jesus. Discuss issues of faith with other members of the community. Cantú Queer Center. 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 12
- Men’s tennis. UCSC vs. Univ. of Redlands, 10 a.m. East Tennis Courts.
- Slug FC Men’s Soccer Club vs. UC Davis. 10 a.m. Upper East Field.
- Backyard Chickens and Ducks. Learn to raise and care for chickens and other poultry in an urban environment. Taught by Urban Eggs and Dinner Bell Farm founders Paul Glowaski and Cooper Funk. The Gatehouse at the Farm, base of campus. 10 a.m. $20 for Friends of the Farm and Garden, $25 for the public, $5 for UCSC students.
- Forest walk. Join the walk through upper campus to share stories, visit secret spots, identify plants, learn about natural history and discuss the proposed Long Range Development Plan. 12 p.m. Meet at Kresge Natural Foods Co-op.
- Women’s rugby. UCSC vs. Chico State. 1 p.m. Lower East Field.
- Men’s lacrosse. UCSC vs. Cal State Fullerton. 1 p.m. Upper East Field
- Men’s tennis. UCSC vs. Foothill College. 2 p.m. East Tennis Courts.
- Film: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I.” Brought to you by the SUA Outreach and Student Life Committees. Media Theater M110. 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Free.
- Santa Cruz Baroque Festival presents “Rare Strings,” featuring musician John Schneiderman. Music Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. $23 general, $17 for seniors, $6 for students, $3 for youth.
Sunday, March 13
- Slug FC Men’s Soccer Club vs. Sonoma State. 1 p.m. Lower East Field.
- UCSC Jazz Ensembles: “Wild Thing.” Music inspired by the animal kingdom. Music Center Recital Hall. 3 p.m. $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors, $6 for UCSC students with ID.
- SheBam: All-female sketch comedy group. Porter College Dining Hall. 8 p.m. UCSC community only. Free.
Thursday, March 10
- Free Skool class: Hacktivism 103. 5 p.m. SubRosa Café. 703 Pacific Ave.
- Loving More. Open forum to discuss issues and concerns involved in polyamorous relationships. Diversity Center. 7 p.m. 1117 Soquel Ave.
- Concert: SFJAZZ. Features music of Stevie Wonder. 7 and 9 p.m. Kuumbwa Jazz Center. $28 in advance, $31 at door.
- SubRosa Weekly Open Mic. Sign-ups at 7:30 p.m. $3–7 at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds. SubRosa Café. 8 p.m. 703 Pacific Ave.
- Concert: Peter Murphy. Rio Theatre. 8 p.m. $25 in advance, $29 at door.
- Concert: Fashawn with special guest Evidence, also featuring Curtains and Nima Fadavi. The Catalyst. 8:30 p.m. $10 in advance, $15 at door. Ages 16 and up.
- CYH Presents: Castanets, Holy Sons, Dolorean. The Crêpe Place. 9 p.m. $8 in advance, $10 at door.
- Concert: Sashomon. Reggae music from Hawaii. Special guests The Hallway Ballers. Moe’s Alley. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m. $9 in advance, $12 at door. 1535 Commercial Way.
Friday, March 11
- Free Skool class: Boat Design. SubRosa Café. 3 to 4 p.m. 703 Pacific Ave.
- Film: “Desperately Seeking Susan.” Followed by discussion. Diversity Center. 7 to 9 p.m. 1117 Soquel Ave.
- Film: “Waltz with Bashir” (2008). The Israeli animated documentary film written and directed by Ari Folman depicts Folman in search of his lost memories from the 1982 Lebanon War. Santa Cruz Guerrilla Drive-In. SubRosa Café. 8 p.m. 703 Pacific Ave.
- Concert: Excision, with Downlink and Antiserum. The Catalyst. Doors open at 8 p.m., music at 9 p.m. $26. Ages 18 and up.
- Concert: Savoy Brown featuring Kim Simmonds. Moe’s Alley. Doors open at 8 p.m., music at 9. $20 in advance, $25 at door.
- Concert: Or the Whale, The Horde & the Harem, and Olin & the Moon. The Crêpe Place. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m. $8.
Saturday, March 12
- Yardsale for Cuba. Fundraiser to send material aid and young people from Santa Cruz County on the July Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba. Live Oak Green Grange. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1900 17th Ave.
- Forest walk through upper campus. Share stories, visit secret spots, identify plants, learn about natural history and discuss the proposed Long-Range Development Plan. 12 p.m. Meet at Kresge Natural Foods Co-op, rain or shine.
- Barbeque in the Park for a World without Police. Know Your Rights and Copwatch presentations. Family-friendly event. Features music, bouncehouse, games, free walls and discussion. Grant Park, on Grant Street between Ocean and Emeline. 12 to 5 p.m. Free.
- CYH presents: Dance party with DJ Jimmy Lavalle of The Album Leaf and live music from Jamuel Saxon. The Crêpe Place. 8 p.m. $7 in advance, $10 at door.
- Concert: Iration, with The Holdup and Through the Roots. The Catalyst. Doors open at 8 p.m., music at 9 p.m. $14 in advance, $16 at door. Ages 16 and up.
- Concert: Sourgrass. Special guests Cambo & The Life. Moe’s Alley. Doors open at 8 p.m. show starts at 9 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 at door.
- Concert: Plowman plus Birdhouse. The Catalyst. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., music at 9 p.m. $8 in advance, $10 at door. Ages 21 and up.
Sunday, March 13
- Free Skool class: Intro to Bikes, with Bike Church mechanics. A practical overview of the bicycle, from brakes to shifting to proper tool usage. Bike Church. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 703 Pacific Ave.
- A Weekly Women & Trans friendly reading group. Weekly reading and discussion of a zine. Limited to people who identify as women, trans and/or fem. E-mail WTFreading@gmail.com for an upcoming reading list or more information. 2 to 5 p.m. 703 Pacific Ave.
- Free Skool class: Therapy without Therapists. Discussion of non-hierarchical therapy. Tables at Grant Park. For more information, e-mail email@example.com. 2 p.m. Free.
- Free Skool class: Sergers. Hands-on class to gain experimental knowledge of what the serger, or overlock sewing machine, is capable of and to learn handy tricks. The Fábrica. 4 to 7 p.m. 703 Pacific Ave.
- Feasting with Feast. Meet other students living out their faith and members of the local faith community. First Congregational Church. 5 to 7 p.m. 900 High St.
- Trans Men Peer Support Group. Group meets every second and fourth Sunday of the month. This meeting is open only to people who are FTM or questioning. 6 to 7 p.m. Diversity Center. 1117 Soquel Ave.
- Concert: The Red Elvises. Russian rock music. Moe’s Alley. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., music at 8:30 p.m. $12 in advance, $15 at door.
Monday, March 14
- Free Skool class: Heliostat Hackers: Solar Hacking. Covers using the sun to light and heat your indoor location. SubRosa Café. 10 a.m. 703 Pacific Ave.
- Free Skool class: Physical Comedy. Covers improv, miming, silent skits. Weekly course. Chavez Coop. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Free. 216 Main St.
- Concert: Steve Coleman and Five Elements. 7 p.m. Pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. with artist-in-residence Paul Contos, free to ticket holders. Kuumbwa Jazz Center. $22 in advance, $25 at door. Half price at door for students with ID.
- Film: “Blade Runner.” The Crêpe Place. 8 p.m.
Tuesday, March 15
- Free Skool class: Propagation. Covers basic propagation techniques, such as starting from seed, starting mix recipes and cold frame/mini-greenhouse construction. Bring paper pencil. Laurel Manor. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Free. 1145 Laurel St.
- Free Skool class: Wine Making. A practical class on making simple homemade wines. Bring fruits, sugars and honey, as well as jars or other containers. Chavez Coop. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free. 316 Main St.
- Transgender Support Group. Diversity Center. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
- Poetry Santa Cruz presents Kim Addonizio and Susan Browne. Poetry Santa Cruz meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month. Bookshop Santa Cruz. 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation of $3.
- Concert: Truth & Savage Co. Special guests Honeymoon & The Reserve. Moe’s Alley. Doors open at 8 p.m., music at 8:30. $7 in advance, $10 at door.
- Concert: 7 Come 11. The Crêpe Place. 8 p.m. to midnight. Free.
Wednesday, March 16
- Gay Men’s Beach Volleyball. 5:30 p.m. Main beach between wharf and Coconut Grove. From around 5:30 until dark. All levels of play welcome. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Knitting & Crochet Circle. Free Skool. A social gathering for stitchers and a place to learn. Open to all skill levels. Bring supplies if you can, but tools and materials available. The Fábrica. 6 to 8 p.m. 703 Pacific Ave.
- Book Group Mixer. Wine, cheese, staff reading recommendations, a raffle, giveaways and more. Bookshop Santa Cruz. 7 to 8:30 p.m.
- Väsen in Concert. Acoustic Scandinavian music. Kuumbwa Jazz Center. Doors open at 7 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 at door.
- Concert: Delhi 2 Dublin and Wild Rovers with warm-up for St. Paddy’s Day dance party. Moe’s Alley. Doors open at 8 p.m., music at 8:30. $10 in advance, $12 at door.
- Concert: Big Gigantic. The Catalyst. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., music at 9 p.m. $12 in advance, $14 at door. Ages 16 and up.
Thursday, March 17
- Free Skool class: Bookbinding from Scrap. Coves step-by-step construction of a book using traditional hand-sewing techniques and salvaged materials. Materials provided, but participants welcome to bring their own to use or share. The Fábrica. Free. 6 to 9 p.m. 703 Pacific Ave.
- “Education as Liberation?” Presented by Inside/Outside Writing Project. Discussion panel followed by keynote speech by Angela Davis. Discussion of the relationships between institutionalized incarceration and the educational institution. Panel includes professor emerita Angela Davis, IOWP founder and Cabrillo sociology instructor Sadie Reynolds, Rev. Deborah Johnson of Inner Light Ministry, UCSC lecturer Stewart Cooper, and psychology graduate student Michael Eccleston. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Event begins at 7 p.m. Inner Light Ministry. Donations accepted. 5630 Soquel Drive.
- St. Paddy’s Day Dance Party, with musical guests Wooster and Zuhg. Moe’s Alley. Doors open at 8 p.m., music at 9 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 at door.
Tuesday, March 18
- Concert: Harry & The Hit Men and New World Ape. Moe’s Alley. Doors open at 8 p.m., music at 9. $10 in advance, $12 at door.
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