Get Out: Rockabilly, Reggae and Comedy

A look at what's happening around Santa Cruz this weekend and beyond.

Got an itch to get out this weekend? Since you should be over your Fourth of July activity hang-over by now, here's a run-down of Santa Cruz must do's this weekend.

Reverend Horton Heat

Where/When: , 1011 Pacific Ave. Thursday, July 12, 8:30 p.m.

What: The Reverend Horton Heat, a Dallas-based trio led by righteous singer/songwriter Jim Heath, puts the "psycho" in pschobilly. Melding sex, booze, black humor and a whole lot of good music into one show, the Reverend and his crew are set to tear up the Cat's stage Thursday night. Break out the Brylcreem and get ready to rock out.

Price: $14/advance; $17/door

DNA's Stand-Up Mash-Up

Where/When: Center Stage Theatre, 1001 Center St. Friday, July 13, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, July 15, 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 17, 9 p.m., Saturday, July 21, 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 22, 9 p.m.

What: If you're in the mood to LOL, check out this series of five 90-minute comedy shows, part of this year's Fringe Festival. These funny men and women are all past winners the Best of Santa Cruz and Bay Area Stand-Up Comedy awards. Joh Hoogasian, Rodger Lizaola and Amy Raugust get the yucks rolling Friday at 7:30 p.m. Comedians from UC Santa Cruz and the Blue Lagoon All Stars will also make appearances.

Price: $10

Fourth Annual Pink Prom

Where/When: Santa Cruz Moose Lodge, 2470 El Rancho Dr. Saturday, July 14, 7 p.m.

What: Relive, or redefine, prom night at this fundraiser event going down Saturday. Sisters Diana Wilson and Megan Morris are throwing the shindig to raise money for the local non-profit WomenCARE, an advocacy, education and resource group for women with cancer, and the Avon Foundation's Breast Cancer Crusade. Past proms have raised over $12,000 through fun stuff like a raffle and silent auction--features of this year's event as well. Come dressed up to compete for prom king and queen, take a complimentary prom photo and dance the night away. Hey, this might be better than high school.

The Mighty Diamonds

Where/When: , 1535 Commercial Way. Saturday, July 14, 9 p.m.

What: Kingston-bred reggae trio The Mighty Diamonds formed in 1969 and has been bringing their roots rock to audiences around the world ever since. You might know their 1976 album, Right Time, and will definitely enjoy their soothing Rastafarian jams. If you're looking to get your mind right, check these legends out. 

Price: $20/advance, $25/door

Critter Safari

Where/When: Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, 101 North Big Trees Park Road, Felton. Sunday, July 15, 1:30 p.m.

What: The climate couldn't be more perfect to go enjoy the great outdoors and there's no better place to do so than Henry Cowell. Pack the kiddies up for a two-hour, guided walk Sunday. The pace'll be mellow and the chance of seeing deer, hawks, lizards and other wildlife high. Groups meet at the Nature Store.

Price: Free


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