Arts & Culture Events

June 19 - July 18, 2019

Wednesday, June 19

Santa.Cruz.Family.Room 6/19: KIDS ART CAMP ~ Paint Your Pet Warhol Style ~ Ages 7-17

Join us in our Family Room for KIDS ART CAMP! This class is for ages 7 to 17 No experience necessary and all art supplies are included! This class is...

Family concert with José-Luis Orozco

Join in the fun as celebrated author Jose Luis Orozco encourages children to sing and play in Spanish and English through a mix of Latin American songs,...

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Stars of Poetry

Are you a star of poetry? If not, you can easily become one this summer! Join this free series of workshops to explore poets, poem-making, and performance....

Traveling Lantern Theater: My Mother The Astronaut

My Mother The Astronaut: To the moon and beyond! Aquarius' mom is an astronaut and today is "Take your child to work day." Aquarius can't wait to go to NASA...

Santiago the Magician

Santiago is a Modern Day Medieval Magician, based in Santa Cruz, California, who brings together the beauty of historical wizardry and modern day conjuring...

Brave Space - daringly intimate circus in a blanket fort

Brave Space is the building of a blanket fort, sneaking under a hoopskirt, an impulsive congregation in the tiniest of tents. Starting as a puddle of fabric...

HAM Radio Licensing Course

Interested in acquiring your HAM (Amateur Radio) Technician License? Now's your chance! HAM radios are both a fun hobby and an important aspect of...

Thursday, June 20

Santa.Cruz.Family.Room 6/20: KIDS ART CAMP ~ Watercolors and Alcohol Paints ~ 2 projects ~ Ages 7-17

Join us in our Family Room for KIDS ART CAMP! During this camp we will explore Watercolors and Alcohol Paints and our campers will learn the similarities...

Percussion with James Henry

James Henry, master percussionist, has traveled the world with this program and brings to everyone pieces of cultural wisdom from every area of the globe....

Music Together MusicalMe Special Storytime

​Experience first-hand just how fun learning and playing musically with your child can be. We’ll teach you how to take music out of the box and put it into...

Performing Arts Workshops designed for the Life-Long Learner

Summer Workshops - Cabrillo Extension and NextStage Productions, in collaboration with Cabrillo Theatre Arts Department and Cabrillo Stage, are proud to...

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Percussion with James Henry

James Henry, master percussionist, has traveled the world with this program and brings to everyone pieces of cultural wisdom from every area of the globe....

Percussion with James Henry

James Henry, master percussionist, has traveled the world with this program and brings to everyone pieces of cultural wisdom from every area of the globe....

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....

Painting for a Purpose Fundraising Night for Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz

SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK FUNDRAISER! In Santa Cruz County, 1 in 5 people face hunger in Santa Cruz County. For children it’s 1 in 4. Every month, 55,000...

Friday, June 21

Santa.Cruz.Family.Room 6/21: KIDS ART CAMP ~ Mosaic Stepping Stones ~ Ages 7-17

Join us in our Family Room for KIDS ART CAMP! During this camp we will explore Mosaic Stepping Stones!. Each camper will receive a cement paver and they...

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.

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Taiko for Kids class

Watsonville Taiko is offering a 2-month (9 Fridays) session of taiko classes for youth ages 7 and up. Students experience rhythm, movement and power while...

Saturday, June 22

Summer Kick-Off Festival at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Enjoy free admission to the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History and outdoor festivities as we welcome summer! Celebrate and learn with live animals from...

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

The Choral Project's EARTHSONGS: NEW DAYS

The Choral Project, the award-winning, Silicon Valley-based choir announces its last concert of the 2018-19 season, EARTHSONGS : NEW DAYS. The concert will...

Sunday, June 23

Westside Summer Festival

Join the fun at the 1st Westside Summer Festival! Food Trucks A Go Go & Santa Cruz Mountains Makers' Market are collaborating to bring you an eclectic mix...

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Sunday Seaside Crafts at the Seymour Center

Make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by...

Tuesday, June 25

Michael Stroud - Magician!

Michael Stroud is a 12-time award-winning magician, consultant, inventor, author and lecturer in the art of magic. He blends comedy, audience participation,...

Michael Stroud - Magician!

Michael Stroud is a 12-time award-winning magician, consultant, inventor, author and lecturer in the art of magic. He blends comedy, audience participation,...

Michael Stroud - Magician!

Michael Stroud is a 12-time award-winning magician, consultant, inventor, author and lecturer in the art of magic. He blends comedy, audience participation,...

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, June 26

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Family concert with José-Luis Orozco

Join in the fun as celebrated author Jose Luis Orozco encourages children to sing and play in Spanish and English through a mix of Latin American songs,...

Writer's Open Mic Night

Calling all writers! This open mic night offers you an environment to read your works aloud either just to have them heard or to receive critiquing from your...

HAM Radio Licensing Course

Interested in acquiring your HAM (Amateur Radio) Technician License? Now's your chance! HAM radios are both a fun hobby and an important aspect of...

Thursday, June 27

Music Together MusicalMe Special Storytime

Experience first-hand just how fun learning and playing musically with your child can be. We’ll teach you how to take music out of the box and put it into...

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

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, June 28

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.

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Taiko for Kids class

Watsonville Taiko is offering a 2-month (9 Fridays) session of taiko classes for youth ages 7 and up. Students experience rhythm, movement and power while...

Saturday, June 29

Zumba y Feria de Salud

VENGAN LISTOS PARA BAILAR, COMER, Y HABLAR DE SALUD CON TODA LA FAMILIA EN ESTE PROGRAMA GRATIS. Instructora de Zumba Catalina nos acompañará para empezar...

Carmina Escobar; The Voices from Within Into the World

The Voices from Within into the World is a creative vocal workshop to explore the voice in its manifolds of sonic expressions and its relation to space and...

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Sunday, June 30

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Sunday Seaside Crafts at the Seymour Center

Make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by...

Author Talk: Jill Cody

Former Aptos resident, author, and radio host Jill Cody is the author of the award-winning America Abandoned. Cody's second book Climate Abandoned was...

Monday, July 1

Paint and Sip Art Class: Santa Cruz Surfer for ages 21+

ONLY $35! 2 hours of professional art instruction No experience necessary and all art supplies included! Don't forget that we allow you to BYOB wine or...

Tuesday, July 2

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....

Paint & Sip Art Class: Independence Day Special - Save $5 on Rustic Flag

Come enjoy an American favorite on special for Independence Day! ONLY $30 ~ Regular price $35! 2 hours of professional art instruction No experience...

Wednesday, July 3

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Stars of Poetry

Are you a star of poetry? If not, you can easily become one this summer! Join this free series of workshops to explore poets, poem-making, and performance....

HAM Radio Licensing Course

Interested in acquiring your HAM (Amateur Radio) Technician License? Now's your chance! HAM radios are both a fun hobby and an important aspect of...

Thursday, July 4

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

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, July 5

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.

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Saturday, July 6

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Sunday, July 7

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Sunday Seaside Crafts at the Seymour Center

Make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by...

Tuesday, July 9

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, July 10

Youth Writing Workshop

Join Debra Niemira's Writing Workshops Wednesdays July 10th through July 31st from 1:00-2:30p at the La Selva Beach Library. Open to aspiring writers grades...

Santiago the Magician

Santiago is a Modern Day Medieval Magician, based in Santa Cruz, California, who brings together the beauty of historical wizardry and modern day conjuring...

Thursday, July 11

Magic with Perry Yan

​San Francisco Bay Area Magician Perry Yan offers a magic show has been time tested through thousands of performances at schools, company events, kid’s...

Magic with Perry Yan

San Francisco Bay Area Magician Perry Yan offers a magic show has been time tested through thousands of performances at schools, company events, kid’s...

Magic with Perry Yan

San Francisco Bay Area Magician Perry Yan offers a magic show has been time tested through thousands of performances at schools, company events, kid’s...

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, July 12

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.

Composing Together

Composing Together brings professional composers and performers directly into schools and public spaces to engage people of all ages, collaborating with them...

Composing Together

Composing Together brings professional composers and performers directly into schools and public spaces to engage people of all ages, collaborating with them...

Painting for a Purpose Fundraising Night for Santa Cruz Co. Animal Shelter

Join us for our SANTA CRUZ COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER FUNDRAISER! The Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter provides 24-hour animal rescue and is Santa Cruz County’s...

Saturday, July 13

Zumba y Feria de Salud

VENGAN LISTOS PARA BAILAR, COMER, Y HABLAR DE SALUD CON TODA LA FAMILIA EN ESTE PROGRAMA GRATIS. Instructora de Zumba Catalina nos acompañará para empezar...

Boulder Creek Writers' Group

Are you a serious writer looking for a local writers' group? The Boulder Creek branch is hosting a writers group at the library. The group follows a...

Sunday, July 14

Sunday Seaside Crafts at the Seymour Center

Make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by...

Monday, July 15

Cascada de Flores

Story-Song-Dance! Bilingual storytelling that is engaging. The story features charming characters full of artistry, music and fun. Cuentos bilingües con una...

Cascada de Flores

Story-Song-Dance! Bilingual storytelling that is engaging. The story features charming characters full of artistry, music and fun. Cuentos bilingües con una...

Tuesday, July 16

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, July 17

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...

Cascada de Flores

Story-Song-Dance! Bilingual storytelling that is engaging. The story features charming characters full of artistry, music and fun. Cuentos bilingües con una...

Coventry & Kalusa

Award winning circus artists Coventry and Kaluza presents: juggling, hula hooping, acrobatics, music, comedy and more! Get ready, because the circus is...

Stars of Poetry

Are you a star of poetry? If not, you can easily become one this summer! Join this free series of workshops to explore poets, poem-making, and performance....

Coventry & Kalusa

Award winning circus artists Coventry and Kaluza presents: juggling, hula hooping, acrobatics, music, comedy and more! Get ready, because the circus is...

Thursday, July 18

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....

June 19 - July 18, 2019