FRIDAY OCT. 12:
SECOND FRIDAYS ARE FREE
Where: The Museum of Art and History
When: Film screening is from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: At the Catalyst Club in downtown Santa Cruz.
When: Doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m.
Cost: $19 adv/$24 door.
BIGFOOT MUSEUM BENEFIT FT. KEPI GHOULIE
Where: The Crepe Place
What: A benefit concert for the Bigfoot Museum in Felton, with Kepi Ghoulie as the main act. Kepi is famous for his stint with the Ghoulies, which he founded in 1983. Pop-influenced garage rock!
When: Friday Oct. 12 at 9 p.m.
ROBERT WALTER'S 20th CONGRESS
Where: Moe's Alley
What: Renowned keyboardist and composer who has worked as a leader and supporting musician to many of the giants of American jazz and funk music. Soul-jazz-funk!!! For all of your booty-shaking, love making needs!
When: Tonight! Friday, Oct. 12 at 9 p.m.
Cost: $12/adv $15 door.
SATURDAY, OCT. 13:
Where: At the Eucalyptus Grove on High Street near the intersection of Western Drive.
What: In conjunction with the California Native Plant Society, a sale of beautiful plants from around the world, which happen to thrive here on the central coast.
When: Saturday, Oct. 13 from noon to 4 p.m.
57th ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE
Where: Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
What: Omega Nu of Santa Cruz puts on this massive rummage sale at the Civic. There will be clothing, household items, toys, furniture, books, collectibles, and holiday and garden supplies.
When: Saturday, Oct. 13 from 8 a.m - 3 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
OPEN STUDIOS ART TOUR
Where: All over North County. (Last weekend was South County, and next weekend will be a county-wide 'Encore Weekend' for those artists with energy to do it again.)
What: Look for the bright green signs all over Santa Cruz, which mark the homes and studios of artists participating in the tour. Meet them, check out their space, talk art, and buy some too! More DETAILS.
When: Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
AUTHOR TALK: DAVY ROTHBART
Where: Bookshop Santa Cruz
When: Saturday, Oct. 13 at 5:30 p.m.
What: Davy and Peter Rothbart embark on FOUND Magazine 10th Anniversary Tour which celebrates the release of Davy's book of personal essays, My Heart is an Idiot. "In the vein of David Sedaris and Sloane Crosley, these essays reveal how things that are seemingly so wrong can be so right." -Book Shop Santa Cruz.
FAMILY ART DAY: FAMILY TREES
What: Part of the Family Art Day series, create a family tree with Esmeralda Rivas of the Women's Crisis Support - Defensa de Mujeres. ALl materials will be provided.
When: Saturday, Oct. 13 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $5 - $10.
SUNDAY OCT. 14:
EASTSIDE FARMERS MARKET
Where: East Cliff Plaza, between 7th and 17th avenue on Portola.
What: Local food vendors and farmers selling delicious organic produce in an intimate setting. This is a favorite market because of it's intimate feel. They usually have music too!
When: Sundays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
WELCOME BACK MONARCHS DAY
Where: Natural Bridges State Beach
What: A family-friendly annual tradition to welcome back the monarchs. Music, arts and crafts, "monarch" ice cream, and information booths on how to start your own butterfly garden!
When: This Sunday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
BAGUA ZHANG FOR HEALTH
What: Bagua Zhang for Health: The Eight Animals Workshop is a classic and relatively simple introduction to the martial art which is considered the last traditional martial art to emerge from China. It incorporates health, movement and self-defense.
When: Sunday, Oct. 14 from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Want to "Get Out" in Nature? Click our It's Time to Take a Hike! guide to all of the Nature Hikes happening in various parks this weekend!