Film Festival Showcases Individual Artistry

The Santa Cruz Film Festival, which celebrated its 12th year last week, brought together the entire Santa Cruz community through appreciation of film arts. The Del Mar Theatre, the Rio Theatre, the Pacific Arts Complex and the Santa Cruz Roller Palladium showcased independent films from Nov. 7-10, ranging from queer-based shorts to documentary features on the environmental politics behind guitar-making.

When Different Dances Collide

UC Santa Cruz’s Barn Theater was packed last weekend with families, friends and students joining together to support and cheer on the dancers of “Dance Collisions.” Extra chairs were set up for those who couldn’t find a seat, and latecomers had to be turned away at the door due to lack of seating. This was during one of the three shows the performance held over the weekend.

’Tis the Season to Enjoy ‘Life’

UC Santa Cruz’s theater department starts the holiday season early with its upcoming November play based on one of the most beloved films in American cinema.

Santa Cruz Celebrates Día de los Muertos

The Santa Cruz community came together last Friday to celebrate deceased loved ones through different types of memorabilia and artistic expression.

Season of Love Starts Early

UC Santa Cruz’s theater department peeks into one of history’s many overlooked love stories in its upcoming November theater performance. “Mughal Miniatures: Tales of Love” shows Nov. 8-17 on the Second Stage of the Theater Arts Center. The performance will consist of three short play, or love stories, originating from Iran and the Indian subcontinent.

Creations from the Sea and Shore

From handmade jewelry made of polished sea glass to kaleidoscopes displaying sea shells, the Santa Cruz Sea Glass and Ocean Art Festival featured a variety of artists and their ocean-inspired work.

Through Our Pens

As much fun as it is to use Halloween as an excuse to binge on candy and dress outrageously, I’ve always been a big fan of the creepier side as well. As my way of honoring this, I spent some time asking students around campus what kinds of things scare them.

‘The Normal Heart’ Historicizes AIDS Crisis

This November, students can learn more about the history and struggle for gay rights in UC Santa Cruz’s live theater performance “The Normal Heart,” showing Nov. 1-10 in the experimental theater.

Rainbow Theater Celebrates 20 Years of Culturally Diverse Performances

After two decades of thematic, multicultural productions, Rainbow Theater will celebrate its highly anticipated 20th anniversary. Student organizers and performers have eagerly prepared to make this year worthwhile.

Halloweenworld Holiday Celebration Slated for Rio Theatre

There are a variety of options when it comes to choosing how to celebrate during the spooky holiday season. While going to a costume party, watching a horror flick indoors and trick-or-treating are all beloved Halloween activities, the Rio Theatre’s Halloweenworld “Come As You Aren’t” festival offers an array of these activities all under one roof.