From World of War to Life with Words

Ex-child soldier Ishmael Beah visits Santa Cruz to talk about his new novel and share experience during Civil War in West Africa

A Veteran’s Story, Life After War

CADRC works together with Poetic Theater Productions to bring a play called “Goliath” to UCSC. Goliath tells the story of a war veteran in the style of slam poetry.

Calling all Funk Fans

Benefit Concert to Raise Funds for Women’s Center

Exhibit in Downtown Gallery Glows

Local Artist Brian Coleman has been creating sculptures from neon and glass for the past 40 years. Robbie Schoen, the owner of the gallery, believes that Coleman’s work is the first step into a whole new world of art.

MAH Breaks Through Museum Mold

Upon entering the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH) on the initial First Friday of the new year, students, families and experienced Santa Cruz locals alike discovered a lobby full of toy train choo-choos and chatter.

Winners of Fellowship Exhibit Eclectic Work

Every day for the next month and a half, Rocky Lewycky is systematically destroying one of the ceramic animals of his installation art on display at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH).

UCSC Students Showcase Art with a Social Impact

Arts and Digital Arts and New Media departments present quarterly Open Studios, featuring technology and innovation

The Winter of Shakespeare Santa Cruz’s Discontent

After 32 years, one of Santa Cruz’s most beloved theater companies is closing down indefinitely, evoking a strong reaction from a community that has come to love the festival as an annual tradition.

Santa Cruz Celebrates Día de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos came to Santa Cruz’s Museum of Art and History last weekend, allowing community members to come together to celebrate deceased loved ones. Attendees took part in arts and crafts, watched dance and musical performances, ate dinner and more.

Arboretum Prepares for Holidays

Arboretum holds annual Gift and Wreath Sale and Norrie’s Open House