Thursday, May 12

Special Event: SUA Elections. Vote online at Voting ends 7:59 a.m. on 5/18.

Workshop: Writing Effective Resumes and Cover Letters. Bay Tree Amah Mutsun room. 12 to 3 p.m. Free.

Lecture: “Korea and the Silk Road” with Sarah Nelson. Humanities 1, room 210. 4 to 6 p.m. Free.

Lecture: “Asia as Method” with Kuan-Hsing Chen. Cowell Conference Room. 4 to 5:30 p.m. Free.

Performance: Faux Shaux. Merrill Cultural Center. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Performance: International Playhouse XI. Stevenson Event Center. 8 to 11 p.m. Free. Event repeats through 5/15.


Friday, May 13

Film: “Pan Dulce Friday: A close look at Homeboy Industries.” Bay Tree Cervantes & Velasquez room. 12 to 2 p.m. Free.

Performance: “The Seagull.” Theater Arts Experimental Theater. 7 to 9 p.m. Current UCSC undergrads get one ticket free, $11 student/senior, $12 general. Event repeats through 5/22. See for schedule.

Concert: UCSC Wind Ensemble & Concert Choir. Music Center Recital Hall. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. $6 youth/students, $8 senior, $10 general.


Saturday, May 14

Benefit/Sports: Relay for Life benefit for American Cancer Society. East Field. 10 a.m. to 10 a.m. the following day.


Sunday, May 15

Concert: Rock N’ Roll on the Knoll. Stevenson College Knoll. 1 to 4 p.m. Free.

Concert: Big Band & Jazz Ensembles. Music Center Recital Hall. 3 to 5 p.m. $6 youth/students, $8 senior, $10 general.

Concert: Lucia Del Guerzo senior recital, piano. Music Center Recital Hall. 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Free.


Monday, May 16

Lecture: “Screening Disabilities: Visual Fields, Public Culture, and the Atypical Mind in the 21st Century” with Faye Ginsburg. Porter College D-245. 6 to 8 p.m. Free.


Wednesday, May 18

Celebration: Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month Cultural Celebration Night. Stevenson Event Center. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Free.



Thursday, May 12

Sports: Bike to Work/School Day. Over 50 locations, visit for listings.

Benefit: Bike Week. Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery. 12 to 10 p.m. $1 from every beer sold will benefit the Bike to Work program.

Gallery: “Inked Up,” new work from the MPC Printmakers. Felix Kulpa Gallery. 12 to 5 p.m. Free.

Film: “From Here to Eternity.” Regal Cinema 9. 8 p.m. $5.

Concert: Birdhouse, North Pacific String Band, Tumbleweed Wanderers. The Crepe Place. 9 p.m. $8 advance, $10 door.

Concert: Serendipity Project. The Catalyst. 9 p.m. $8 advance, $10 door. Ages 21+.


Friday, May 13

Sports: Bike to Work week. Samba Rock Cafe. 7 to 10 a.m. Free acai bowl & pastry for cyclists.

Film: 10th Annual Santa Cruz Film Festival. Multiple venues, see for schedule and ticket information. Event continues through 5/14.

Concert: Blind Willies. Streetlight Records. 4 to 5 p.m. Free.

Benefit: San Lorenzo Valley Elementary Dinner and Silent Auction. Oak Tree Ristorante. 6 to 9:30 p.m. $35. Ages 21+.

Performance: The Amazing Adventures of the Marvelous Monkey King. West End Studio Theatre. 7 p.m. $10-15.

Concert: Pat Caion and IOC. Kuumbwa Jazz Center. 7:30 p.m. $15.

Performance: The Education of Lala Girl. Rising Sun Dance Theater. Event continues through 5/28. See for showtimes and tickets.

Performance: “Free Beer: A Dance Concert.” 418 Project. 8 p.m. $15. Event repeats 5/14.

Concert: Slugs N’ Roses. Don Quixote’s International Music Hall. 8 p.m. $12 advance, $15 door. Ages 21+.

Concert: La Plebe, the Fucking Buckaroos. The Catalyst. 8:30 p.m. $6 advance, $8 door.

Concert: Joan of Arc, Air Waves, Worker Bee. The Crepe Place. 9 p.m. $12.

Performance: Sin Sisters Burlesque vs. Santa Cruz Derby Girls, Beaver Fever, Kim Luke & her Friendly Henrys. The Catalyst. 9 p.m. $15 advance, $25 door, $40 VIP seating.

Film: “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Del Mar Theatre. 11:59 p.m. $6.50. Event repeats 5/14.


Saturday, May 14

Benefit: Friends of the Santa Cruz Library Book Sale. Civic Auditorium. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission.

Outdoor: Bug Day. Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. $10 parking.

Performance: Bellydance Community Showcase feat. Raks Hakohaveem. The Crepe Place. 1:30 p.m. Free.

Concert: Annual Your Music Olympicks Finals. The Catalyst. 7:30 p.m. $12 advance, $15 door.

Concert: Art Museums, Nodzzz, Deep Ellum. The Crepe Place. 9 p.m. $8.

Performance: “Peace on Fire,” Global blues, poetry, and politics. Kuumbwa Jazz Center. 8 to 10 p.m. $25 general, $50 VIP.


Sunday, May 15

Sports: Annual Bay to Breakers. San Francisco. 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Visit for route map and more information.

Festival: Spring Dog Festival “Fetch a Wave.” Soquel High School. 9 a.m.

Sports: Bike to Work week Bike Fest. The Bicycle Trip. 12 to 4 p.m. Free.

Benefit: RaftVet Fundraiser feat. adventure movies and silent auction. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. $8.

Concert: Blazing Steels: Amee Chapman & the Velvet Tumbleweeds, The Rayburn Brothers. The Crepe Place. 7 to 10 p.m. Free.

Concert: Santa Cruz World Choir & Orchestra. Rio Theatre. 7:30 p.m. $15 advance, $20 door.


Monday, May 16

Concert: Omar Sosa Afreecanos Quartet. Kuumbwa Jazz Center. 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. $22 advance, $25 door. 9 p.m. half price for students w/I.D.

Concert: Agent Ribbons, New Heirlooms, Garrett Peirce. The Crepe Place. 9 p.m. $8 advance, $10 door.


Tuesday, May 17

Concert: Eisley. Rio Theatre. 7 p.m. $12 advance, $15 door.

Concert: Santa Cruz Guitar Orchestra. Kuumbwa Jazz Center. 7:30 p.m. $15 students, $18 senior, $20 general.

Concert: 7 Come 11. The Crepe Place. 8 p.m. Free.


Wednesday, May 18

Food: Downtown Weekly Farmer’s Market. Between Lincoln St. & Cedar St. 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Concert: UCSC Big Band, Jazz Combos. The Catalyst. 7 p.m. $5 advance, $8 door.

Concert: Yelle. Rio Theatre. 8 p.m. $15 advance, $18 door.


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