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August 2019

LitWits® Semester Writing Practice

August 28, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - May 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Campus of Vintage Faith Church (upstairs in the Children’s building), 350 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Learning from masterful writers—then emulating them! We're excited to be teaching this new eight-session writing class!  Every other week we'll be learning from the masters, then doing our best to do what they did, with our own creative twist.  This consistent format, over eight sessions, will lay down a strong foundation for all kinds of writing. And there's nothing that your child needs to do to prepare! Here's how it works.  Every time we meet, we'll hand out a fabulous…

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LitWits® Semester English Course for 13+

August 29, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - May 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Campus of Vintage Faith Church (upstairs room at the end of the hall in the Children’s building)), 350 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

FOUNDATIONS (13+) and TUTORING Semester course in literature and writing, AND tutoring in academic writing! We're thrilled to be offering a semester-length, college-prep course for teens! Foundations (ages 13+)  will meet ALL language arts standards, including essay writing.   (There's an add-on option for after-class tutoring in academic writing.  We also offer writing tutoring to ANY teen -- not just course enrollees -- from 12-1pm on Thursdays) This course will teach essential lessons through in-depth studies of literature, supplemented by music, film and…

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February 2020

Future Garden Art & Science Exhibition

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - February 29 @ 1:00 am

A major art and science project by Newton Harrison and his late wife and lifelong collaborator Helen Mayer Harrison, Future Garden, is now on view at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Internationally renowned eco-artists and UC Santa Cruz emeritus faculty, the Harrisons created a site-specific environmental art installation in the three geodesic domes and the surrounding garden at the Arboretum. Called Future Garden for the Central Coast of California, the installation, which Newton Harrison continues to evolve,…

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Produce Pop-Up

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Quarry Plaza

Produce stand with fresh fruits & veggies from the UCSC Farm & Santa Cruz Farmers' Market, located in Quarry Plaza. Cash, check, & EBT accepted. Double Up Food Bucks Program - we'll match every CalFresh dollar spent with double the amount of produce. Please note: Friday, 2/14, pop-up will be held in the Rachel Carson Red Room. Like UCSC Produce Pop-Up on Facebook for updated schedule and weekly produce items.

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“Archival Research as Penance”: The Papers and Library of Hayden V. White

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - February 29 @ 12:00 am
McHenry Library, Special Collections & Archives Reading Room

Drawing on Hayden White’s newly available archive, this exhibit traces various sites of his intellectual work, teaching, and activism. Materials document his foundational role in building UC Santa Cruz’s pathbreaking History of Consciousness program, his powerful challenges to prevailing ideas of historical interpretation, and his part in a landmark legal ruling in favor of the civil rights of students in the United States which he regarded as one of his proudest accomplishments. In mapping the times and spaces where White…

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Solitary Garden Public Sculpture and Garden Project

February 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Baskin Art Studios

The Institute of the Arts is Sciences is proud to present the participatory public sculpture and garden project Solitary Garden, by jackie sumell, November 5, 2019- December 6, 2020, located at the Baskin Art Studios. Solitary Garden features a sculpture made following the blueprint of a standard U.S. solitary confinement cell. Around the 6’ x 9’ cell grows a garden of flowers and vegetables, designed by Tim Young, currently incarcerated in San Quentin, and communicated via letters and drawings to…

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1984 – The Play

February 29 @ 3:00 am - 5:00 am
Center Stage Theater

George Orwell’s “1984” portrays a dystopian vision of the future where free thought is illegal and citizens are under constant surveillance by the government with an all-powerful leader called Big Brother. A haunting near-future that feels present and very familiar. A cautionary tale about the ethics of technology, the misuse of power and the shifting nature of the truth. Presented by Crown College and Social Fiction Conference

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Skeleton Crew

February 29 @ 3:30 am - 4:30 am
Second Stage

by Dominique Morisseau Directed by Don Williams Set during the Great Recession, Skeleton Crew analyzes class disparities within an auto stamping plant. At the start of the Great Recession, one of the last auto stamping plants in Detroit is on shaky ground. Each of the workers have to make choices on how to move forward if their plant goes under. Powerful and tense, Skeleton Crew is the third of Dominique Morisseau’s Detroit cycle trilogy. "Skeleton Crew" is presented by arrangement…

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February 29 @ 3:30 am - 4:30 am
Experimental Theater

by Noah Haidle Directed by M Cantú Magical realism collides with manic vaudeville in this family drama with a chewy metaphysical core. With a glancing nod to Our Town, a man named Footnote acts as guide. The Twins swap philosophy while awaiting their birth. Daughter Beauty eats dirt and doesn't speak, and Father is about to drive away and never return, leaving pregnant and dreamy mother Violet alone to live out her father’s notion that “every love story is a…

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Hung Tzu Ni + Ashley Bellouin & Ben Bracken + Daniel Allas

February 29 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 am
Radius Gallery, 1050 River St #127, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA, 100 Riverside Ave United States + Google Map
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