Emerging Choreographers Showcase: Put on your red shoes and dance the blues with Santa Cruz’s upcoming performers. Annual showcase features the latest opuses of locals Ian Crowell, Callie Daniels, Charley Fierro and Chelsea Moreno.

$12/students. Nov. 9–10, show at 8 p.m.,

418 Project


“Dead Dog’s Bone: A Birthday Play”: UC Santa Cruz alumnus Veronica Tjioe’s play centers on interpersonal struggles, self-actualization and one dog’s fated predicament.

$11/students. Nov. 2–11, doors at 6:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m., Sunday showing at 3 p.m.,
UCSC Theater Arts Center



Titus Andronicus: Fuzz-drenched punk epics punctuated by amalgams of heavy metallic riffs and brassy vocal stanzas. Singer Patrick Stickles snarls with bombastic confessionals and a carefully tooled candid barroom aesthetic, fusing literary reference and classical angst that hurts like the dickens.

$10 in advance, $13 at the door. Nov. 11, doors at 8:30 p.m., show at 9 p.m., the Catalyst



Patagonia Santa Cruz and Raincoast Conservation Foundation Present “Groundswell”: This documentary depicts an impassioned grassroots attempt to defend the earth against efforts spearheaded by oil and gas corporations. Highlighted are the side effects threatening to breach the surface of this industrial well-drilling mission, weighty enough to undermine the global water supply with noxious gases and underground explosions.

Nov. 13, starts at 7 p.m., Patagonia Outlet Store


Rainbow Theater Fall 2012 Season: Follow the Rainbow Theater as it marches through its nineteenth season. Don’t miss Program A’s final showing of the African-American production “The Colored Museum,” and the Asian-American production “Down and Out.” Program B’s curtain call features the Chicano-Latino production “Real Women Have Curves,” a candid glimpse into the everyday trials and tribulations of Chicana-Latina life, Rainbow Theater mainstay Poet’s Corner as well as the debut performance of the Rainbow Theater Dance Troupe. Rainbow Theater’s “The Fifth Element” takes its inaugural inhale with “Breath Boom,” a multicultural play beginning Nov. 16. Admission for students is free with a valid UCSC ID.

Program A: Nov. 9

Program B: Nov. 10

5th Element: Nov. 16, 17, 18

All doors at 6:30 p.m., shows at 7 p.m.,

UCSC Stevenson College Event Center