FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4
1520 Pacific Ave.
Cake for everyone and live music, plus a 20 percent off sale on everything in the store for members of the reader's club that runs through Saturday.
6 p.m.-10 p.m.
All over Downtown Santa Cruz the art and wine come out. Over at there is some special art featuring the greats of the music by Marvin Plummer, who did Kuumbwa's Jazz Alley mural and Slate illustrator Charlie Powell.
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
Tickets: $30.75, $51.75
As strange as it sounds, Weird Al's show is an incredibly musical experience and a great visual show. He is backed by some crack session players and has video on the level of great stadium bands. Only Al talks to the video and interacts withit.
For his Alpocalypse Tour you can expect parodies of the current round of "greats" to go Ga Ga over. The New York Times even gave him a nice write up.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday
Cocoanut Grove Ballroom
Over 40 crafts people, plenty of food and conservation lectures and exhibits. A celebration of the beauties that come from the sea.
7 p.m.- 10 p.m.
For tickets call: Marcus Frost (831) 502-7274
This special fundraiser includes some special guests, including poster artist Stanley Mouse, who signs a poster for each donator. The money goes toward making the archives available for everyone. If you can't go, Santa Cruz Patch will have full coverage.