FRIDAY, OCT. 19:
WHERE: Cruzio Building, at 877 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz.
WHAT: A three-day event for entrepreneurs to build a product or project.
WHEN: 6 p.m. Friday through 6 p.m. Sunday.
HOW MUCH: $79 includes six meals. Buy tickets at http://techraising.com. For more information, read this great article published Monday in the Santa Cruz Sentinel
WHERE: Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (also known as "the MAH") in downtown Santa Cruz.
WHAT: Every 3rd Friday the MAH stays open till around 9 p.m. for a special interactive night exhibition. This month, it's all about turning your trash into treasure. You'll learn how to turn trash into printmaking material, egg cartons into flowers, and plastic bags into tote bags, to name a few. Love Apple Farms will also be teaching how to compost!
WHEN: Tonight! Friday, Oct. 19 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
HOW MUCH: $5/general admission or $3/student admission.
SATURDAY, OCT. 20:
SANTA CRUZ BAND REVIEW PARADE!
WHERE: From Santa Cruz High School to the Boardwalk
WHAT: The 42nd Annual Santa Cruz Band Review features fifty-five high school and junior high school marching bands. They will parade from Santa Cruz High School to the Boardwalk this Saturday.
WHEN: The bands will be marching from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday.
HOW MUCH: Friends and family can enjoy an all-day unlimited rides pass for $20.95
HARVEST FESTIVAL AND DRAFT HORSE DAY
WHERE: Wilder Ranch State Park
WHAT: Celebrate harvest time by remembering how it used to be. There will be live history demonstrations, antique tractors and bluegrass music at the ranch, as well as hands on activities like square dancing, corn husk doll making, pumpkin carving, and most importantly: apple and pumpkin pie.
WHEN: Saturday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
HOW MUCH: Free admission. Parking is $10/car.
WOOSTER CD RELEASE PARTY
WHERE: Moe's Alley, 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz.
WHAT: Santa Cruz crowd favorite, Wooster is a lively, locally loved band that spins out a mix of blues, soul, reggae and funk. Saturday's show celebrates the release of their latest album: The Heights of Things
WHEN: Sat Oct. 21 at 9 p.m.
HOW MUCH: $20/adv and $22/door.
WHERE: Kuumbwa Jazz, 320-2 Cedar Street in downtown Santa Cruz.
WHAT: The Buskers Showcase invites the best musical acts from the streets of Santa Cruz and other cities to the state of the art stage at Kuumbwa. This Saturday's lineup includes: Matador, Marty O'Reilly, and Moonshine Jubilee.
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.
HOW MUCH: $12
TIGER ARMY @ The Catalyst
WHAT: Psychobilly! Read about the band HERE. Opening Band: Adolescents and Stellar Corpses.
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m.
HOW MUCH: $20/adv, $22/door.
SUNDAY, OCT 21:
PIZZA MY HEART OLYMPICS
WHERE: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
WHAT: Cheer on employees from twenty-two Pizza My Heart locations as they compete in the Pizza Olympics at the bandstand. Competitions will include: Box Folding, Acrobatic Dough Tossing, Largest Dough Stretch, and Longest Dough Spin.
WHEN: From 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Sunday.
HOW MUCH: Free to watch.
BILL MAHER @ THE CIVIC
WHERE: Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium in downtown Santa Cruz.
WHAT: Most recently appearing on HBO's Real Time, and host of Politically Incorrect from 1993 - 2002, Bill Maher occupies that sticky and delicous realm where comedy and politics intersect.
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
HOW MUCH: $58 - $79