Events

December 11, 2018 - January 9, 2019

Tuesday, December 11

Friends' Bookstore

From children’s to young adult, antique to contemporary, and cultural to local interest, Friends’ Bookstore has something for every reader. Come find...

SMALL WORKS exhibition

SMALL WORKS is an invitational exhibition featuring handmade gifts and art objects created by regional artists working in all media. In the spirit of giving...

Animal Art Classes for Kids 5-15

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-5:30 $10 Drop-In / $15 material fee Ongoing except school holidays Tannery Arts Center/ Watershed Art Studio #116 1050 River St....

Sea Life Holiday Ornaments Workshop

Create an ocean inspired holiday treasure to decorate your tree for the holidays or give as a gift! This workshop will be led by Anastasiya...

Reach for the Stars

Calling all stargazers! This program will explore the ins and outs of all facets of astronomy for adults and families. Whether you're an experienced...

Wednesday, December 12

Friends' Bookstore

From children’s to young adult, antique to contemporary, and cultural to local interest, Friends’ Bookstore has something for every reader. Come find...

SMALL WORKS exhibition

SMALL WORKS is an invitational exhibition featuring handmade gifts and art objects created by regional artists working in all media. In the spirit of giving...

CodeCombat at Downtown Public Library

SCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that...

Shopping Night at Radius

SMALL WORKS is an invitational exhibition featuring handmade gifts and art objects created by regional artists working in all media. In the spirit of giving...

Thursday, December 13

Friends' Bookstore

From children’s to young adult, antique to contemporary, and cultural to local interest, Friends’ Bookstore has something for every reader. Come find...

SMALL WORKS exhibition

SMALL WORKS is an invitational exhibition featuring handmade gifts and art objects created by regional artists working in all media. In the spirit of giving...

CodeCombat at Aptos Branch Library

SCPL’s CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that...

Animal Art Classes for Kids 5-15

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-5:30 $10 Drop-In / $15 material fee Ongoing except school holidays Tannery Arts Center/ Watershed Art Studio #116 1050 River St....

David Copperfield, The New Musical

Adapted from Charles Dickens' Favorite and most autobiographical novel, brings Copperfield's story to tuneful life, from birth to marriage. As a child,...

Santa Cruz Virtual Reality

Avatars and Social VR! Virtual Reality once thought of as a solitary experience only has developed into experiences that can be shared between multiple...

Friday, December 14

Friends' Bookstore

From children’s to young adult, antique to contemporary, and cultural to local interest, Friends’ Bookstore has something for every reader. Come find...

Pre-School Storytime @ Aptos

Join us at the Aptos Library for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We'll read books, sing songs and make simple crafts! Suggested ages 3-6.

SMALL WORKS exhibition

SMALL WORKS is an invitational exhibition featuring handmade gifts and art objects created by regional artists working in all media. In the spirit of giving...

Zine Fronteras Launch and Reading

Please join us at the Live Oak Library to celebrate the launch of Zine Fronteras, a new publication featuring community writings, poetry, photos, and artwork...

David Copperfield, The New Musical

Adapted from Charles Dickens' Favorite and most autobiographical novel, brings Copperfield's story to tuneful life, from birth to marriage. As a child,...

Leather Stamping and Image Transfers Workshop

Have you ever wanted to create with leather, but didn't know where to start? This leather stamping and image transfer workshop led by Terry McInerney is the...

Saturday, December 15

Pathways to Drawing Landscapes: a workshop with artist Ann Thiermann

Join local artist Ann Thiermann for a guided drawing workshop to creating beautiful landscapes inspired by the exhibit "Pathways Through Our Parks." Learn...

Family Lagoon Watch

A Nature Study Program with a variety of activities inspired by the natural environment of Corcoran Lagoon. Learn about the environment and local wildlife...

Holiday Artisan Food and Gift Market

More than 25 vendors will be selling their wares in the Food Lounge and lobby of the Santa Cruz Art Center.

Winter Magic with Mike Della Penna

A magic show inspired by the most magical season of the year, a time of shorter days, colder nights, and annual celebrations of light. Come warm yourself...

Westside Holiday Bazaar

On behalf of the Wrigley Building, Idea Fab Labs and The Art Cave would like to invite you to take part in our second annual pop-up market, the Westside...

SMALL WORKS exhibition

SMALL WORKS is an invitational exhibition featuring handmade gifts and art objects created by regional artists working in all media. In the spirit of giving...

Winter Magic with Mike Della Penna

A magic show inspired by the most magical season of the year, a time of shorter days, colder nights, and annual celebrations of light. Come warm yourself...

Nutcracker Santa Cruz

The Full Length Nutcracker Ballet - Experience the Magic! Santa Cruz City Ballet Presents The Nutcracker: December 15th & 16 at 1:00pm & 4:30pm One weekend...

Beeswax Food Wraps Workshop

Learn to make reusable beeswax wraps to avoid wrapping food in plastic. And learn to wrap holiday gifts #ZeroWaste style — without plastic tape! This...

Winter Magic with Mike Della Penna

A magic show inspired by the most magical season of the year, a time of shorter days, colder nights, and annual celebrations of light. Come warm yourself...

Mac Powell's Christmas Party

For the past several years, Mac Powell has hosted a Christmas party at his home in Georgia to celebrate the Season with family and friends. This year he is...

David Copperfield, The New Musical

Adapted from Charles Dickens' Favorite and most autobiographical novel, brings Copperfield's story to tuneful life, from birth to marriage. As a child,...

Sunday, December 16

Nutcracker Santa Cruz

The Full Length Nutcracker Ballet - Experience the Magic! Santa Cruz City Ballet Presents The Nutcracker: December 15th & 16 at 1:00pm & 4:30pm One weekend...

Herbal Salves and Lip Balms Workshop

Learn how to whip up your own herbal salves and healing lip balms with Liz Hodges on this self-care Sunday! Price: $60 Register: Must register in advance...

Corralitos Farm and Garden Market

The weekly market features fruits and vegetables grown in this area without any pesticides or agricultural chemicals. In addition to fresh local produce,...

SMALL WORKS exhibition

SMALL WORKS is an invitational exhibition featuring handmade gifts and art objects created by regional artists working in all media. In the spirit of giving...

Beaded Earrings Workshop

Make your very own pair of beaded earrings with your personalized design. You will receive a kit along with a beaded pair already started for you, so all you...

David Copperfield, The New Musical

Adapted from Charles Dickens' Favorite and most autobiographical novel, brings Copperfield's story to tuneful life, from birth to marriage. As a child,...

Monday, December 17

Friends' Bookstore

From children’s to young adult, antique to contemporary, and cultural to local interest, Friends’ Bookstore has something for every reader. Come find...

SMALL WORKS exhibition

SMALL WORKS is an invitational exhibition featuring handmade gifts and art objects created by regional artists working in all media. In the spirit of giving...

Seasonal Kids Craft Days

​Join us at the Downtown Library, upstairs Young People's Room, for seasonal crafts! We will get messy so dress accordingly. Ages 3 and older. We will be...

Tuesday, December 18

Friends' Bookstore

From children’s to young adult, antique to contemporary, and cultural to local interest, Friends’ Bookstore has something for every reader. Come find...

SMALL WORKS exhibition

SMALL WORKS is an invitational exhibition featuring handmade gifts and art objects created by regional artists working in all media. In the spirit of giving...

Animal Art Classes for Kids 5-15

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-5:30 $10 Drop-In / $15 material fee Ongoing except school holidays Tannery Arts Center/ Watershed Art Studio #116 1050 River St....

Wednesday, December 19

Friends' Bookstore

From children’s to young adult, antique to contemporary, and cultural to local interest, Friends’ Bookstore has something for every reader. Come find...

SMALL WORKS exhibition

SMALL WORKS is an invitational exhibition featuring handmade gifts and art objects created by regional artists working in all media. In the spirit of giving...

CodeCombat at Downtown Public Library

SCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that...

Thursday, December 20

Friends' Bookstore

From children’s to young adult, antique to contemporary, and cultural to local interest, Friends’ Bookstore has something for every reader. Come find...

SMALL WORKS exhibition

SMALL WORKS is an invitational exhibition featuring handmade gifts and art objects created by regional artists working in all media. In the spirit of giving...

CodeCombat at Aptos Branch Library

SCPL’s CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that...

Animal Art Classes for Kids 5-15

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-5:30 $10 Drop-In / $15 material fee Ongoing except school holidays Tannery Arts Center/ Watershed Art Studio #116 1050 River St....

Spanish Conversation Group @ Aptos Branch Library

Trying to work on your Spanish? Want to improve your vocabulary and Spanish speaking skills? The Aptos Branch Library is now hosting a Spanish conversation...

Shopping Night at Radius

SMALL WORKS is an invitational exhibition featuring handmade gifts and art objects created by regional artists working in all media. In the spirit of giving...

David Copperfield, The New Musical

Adapted from Charles Dickens' Favorite and most autobiographical novel, brings Copperfield's story to tuneful life, from birth to marriage. As a child,...

Friday, December 21

Friends' Bookstore

From children’s to young adult, antique to contemporary, and cultural to local interest, Friends’ Bookstore has something for every reader. Come find...

Pre-School Storytime @ Aptos

Join us at the Aptos Library for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We'll read books, sing songs and make simple crafts! Suggested ages 3-6.

SMALL WORKS exhibition

SMALL WORKS is an invitational exhibition featuring handmade gifts and art objects created by regional artists working in all media. In the spirit of giving...

David Copperfield, The New Musical

Adapted from Charles Dickens' Favorite and most autobiographical novel, brings Copperfield's story to tuneful life, from birth to marriage. As a child,...

Santa Cruz Ballet's The Nutcracker

Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre presents, The Original Santa Cruz Nutcracker, a favorite holiday tradition! Maestra Pamela Martin conducts the Ballet Orchestra and...

Saturday, December 22

SMALL WORKS exhibition

SMALL WORKS is an invitational exhibition featuring handmade gifts and art objects created by regional artists working in all media. In the spirit of giving...

Santa Cruz Ballet's The Nutcracker

Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre presents, The Original Santa Cruz Nutcracker, a favorite holiday tradition! Maestra Pamela Martin conducts the Ballet Orchestra and...

Santa Cruz Ballet's The Nutcracker

Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre presents, The Original Santa Cruz Nutcracker, a favorite holiday tradition! Maestra Pamela Martin conducts the Ballet Orchestra and...

David Copperfield, The New Musical

Adapted from Charles Dickens' Favorite and most autobiographical novel, brings Copperfield's story to tuneful life, from birth to marriage. As a child,...

Sunday, December 23

Corralitos Farm and Garden Market

The weekly market features fruits and vegetables grown in this area without any pesticides or agricultural chemicals. In addition to fresh local produce,...

SMALL WORKS exhibition

SMALL WORKS is an invitational exhibition featuring handmade gifts and art objects created by regional artists working in all media. In the spirit of giving...

Santa Cruz Ballet's The Nutcracker

Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre presents, The Original Santa Cruz Nutcracker, a favorite holiday tradition! Maestra Pamela Martin conducts the Ballet Orchestra and...

David Copperfield, The New Musical

Adapted from Charles Dickens' Favorite and most autobiographical novel, brings Copperfield's story to tuneful life, from birth to marriage. As a child,...

Santa Cruz Ballet's The Nutcracker

Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre presents, The Original Santa Cruz Nutcracker, a favorite holiday tradition! Maestra Pamela Martin conducts the Ballet Orchestra and...

Monday, December 24

Friends' Bookstore

From children’s to young adult, antique to contemporary, and cultural to local interest, Friends’ Bookstore has something for every reader. Come find...

SMALL WORKS exhibition

SMALL WORKS is an invitational exhibition featuring handmade gifts and art objects created by regional artists working in all media. In the spirit of giving...

Tuesday, December 25

Friends' Bookstore

From children’s to young adult, antique to contemporary, and cultural to local interest, Friends’ Bookstore has something for every reader. Come find...

Animal Art Classes for Kids 5-15

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-5:30 $10 Drop-In / $15 material fee Ongoing except school holidays Tannery Arts Center/ Watershed Art Studio #116 1050 River St....

Wednesday, December 26

Friends' Bookstore

From children’s to young adult, antique to contemporary, and cultural to local interest, Friends’ Bookstore has something for every reader. Come find...

CodeCombat at Downtown Public Library

SCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that...

Thursday, December 27

Friends' Bookstore

From children’s to young adult, antique to contemporary, and cultural to local interest, Friends’ Bookstore has something for every reader. Come find...

CodeCombat at Aptos Branch Library

SCPL’s CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that...

Animal Art Classes for Kids 5-15

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-5:30 $10 Drop-In / $15 material fee Ongoing except school holidays Tannery Arts Center/ Watershed Art Studio #116 1050 River St....

Friday, December 28

Friends' Bookstore

From children’s to young adult, antique to contemporary, and cultural to local interest, Friends’ Bookstore has something for every reader. Come find...

Pre-School Storytime @ Aptos

Join us at the Aptos Library for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We'll read books, sing songs and make simple crafts! Suggested ages 3-6.

Sunday, December 30

Corralitos Farm and Garden Market

The weekly market features fruits and vegetables grown in this area without any pesticides or agricultural chemicals. In addition to fresh local produce,...

Monday, December 31

Friends' Bookstore

From children’s to young adult, antique to contemporary, and cultural to local interest, Friends’ Bookstore has something for every reader. Come find...

Tuesday, January 1

Friends' Bookstore

From children’s to young adult, antique to contemporary, and cultural to local interest, Friends’ Bookstore has something for every reader. Come find...

Animal Art Classes for Kids 5-15

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-5:30 $10 Drop-In / $15 material fee Ongoing except school holidays Tannery Arts Center/ Watershed Art Studio #116 1050 River St....

Wednesday, January 2

Friends' Bookstore

From children’s to young adult, antique to contemporary, and cultural to local interest, Friends’ Bookstore has something for every reader. Come find...

CodeCombat at Downtown Public Library

SCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that...

Thursday, January 3

Friends' Bookstore

From children’s to young adult, antique to contemporary, and cultural to local interest, Friends’ Bookstore has something for every reader. Come find...

Death Café

Come gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is not a...

CodeCombat at Aptos Branch Library

SCPL’s CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that...

Animal Art Classes for Kids 5-15

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-5:30 $10 Drop-In / $15 material fee Ongoing except school holidays Tannery Arts Center/ Watershed Art Studio #116 1050 River St....

Friday, January 4

First Friday

The First Friday Art Tour happens every month, rain or shine throughout Santa Cruz. Founded by the Santa Cruz Institute of Contemporary Arts, and managed in...

Friends' Bookstore

From children’s to young adult, antique to contemporary, and cultural to local interest, Friends’ Bookstore has something for every reader. Come find...

Pre-School Storytime @ Aptos

Join us at the Aptos Library for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We'll read books, sing songs and make simple crafts! Suggested ages 3-6.

8 Tens @ 8 Short Play Festival

The annual 10-minute play festival is one of the most anticipated and popular events of the theatre season in Santa Cruz! Sixteen awarded-winning short...

Saturday, January 5

8 Tens @ 8 Short Play Festival

The annual 10-minute play festival is one of the most anticipated and popular events of the theatre season in Santa Cruz! Sixteen awarded-winning short...

Sunday, January 6

8 Tens @ 8 Short Play Festival

The annual 10-minute play festival is one of the most anticipated and popular events of the theatre season in Santa Cruz! Sixteen awarded-winning short...

Monday, January 7

Friends' Bookstore

From children’s to young adult, antique to contemporary, and cultural to local interest, Friends’ Bookstore has something for every reader. Come find...

Tuesday, January 8

Friends' Bookstore

From children’s to young adult, antique to contemporary, and cultural to local interest, Friends’ Bookstore has something for every reader. Come find...

Animal Art Classes for Kids 5-15

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-5:30 $10 Drop-In / $15 material fee Ongoing except school holidays Tannery Arts Center/ Watershed Art Studio #116 1050 River St....

Wednesday, January 9

Friends' Bookstore

From children’s to young adult, antique to contemporary, and cultural to local interest, Friends’ Bookstore has something for every reader. Come find...

CodeCombat at Downtown Public Library

SCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that...

8 Tens @ 8 Short Play Festival

The annual 10-minute play festival is one of the most anticipated and popular events of the theatre season in Santa Cruz! Sixteen awarded-winning short...

December 11, 2018 - January 9, 2019