Event highlights for the week of November 15, 2017.
Local dancer and choreographer Sharon Took-Zozaya showcases a one-off display of more than 200 original artworks by her late mother, Pearl. The collection includes landscapes, still life, fine portraits, courtroom sketches and fashion drawings from a variety of media, including watercolor, oil and pastels. Pearl spent her last years in Santa Cruz, and painted familiar images of Felton. The event will celebrate Pearl’s life and work, featuring live music and a special fixed-price lunch from India Joze.
INFO: Wednesday, Nov. 18. 2-5 p.m. The 418 Project, 418 Front St., Santa Cruz. pearltook.com. Free.
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Holiday Ice
Ice skating with an ocean view isn’t always possible—unless you are in Santa Cruz. The Boardwalk’s ice skating rink is back for the holidays and welcomes ice skaters of all ages and levels. There are festive foods and holiday crafts and the rink is open rain or shine, so there are no excuses to delay your holiday cheer.
INFO: Open through Sunday, Jan. 7. 4 p.m.-8 p.m. weekdays and Noon-8 p.m. weekends. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz. beachboardwalk.com. $12 hourly, including ice skate rental. Tickets available online and at the door.
Ten-year-old Charlie Moore was recently diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer. He is a Santa Cruz native, Lego-lover and avid reader who is currently undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatments, and his family and New Bohemia Brewery are holding a fundraiser and silent auction in conjunction with NuBo’s special “B” Positive West Coast pale ale to raise money for Charlie’s treatments. The event is family friendly, and will feature a lemonade stand and appearance by Mickey Magic.
INFO: 5-8 p.m. New Bohemia Brewing Company, 1030 41st Ave., Santa Cruz. Free, donations accepted.
The third installment of the Distinguished Artists concert and lecture series features pianist and composer Haskell Small’s most recent work “A Journey in Silence: Reflections on the Book of Hours.” Haskell has earned many accolades for his compositions, and has performed both solo and chamber programs worldwide. The evening will also feature the works of Bach and Tavner.
INFO: 7:30 p.m. Peace United Church, 900 High St., Santa Cruz. distinguishedartists.org. General admission $30, seniors $25, students $12.50.
24th Annual Peace and Unity March Watsonville
Each year, South County community members gather for Watsonville’s annual peace and unity march in memoriam of those who have been victims of street violence in Watsonville and surrounding areas. The event is a commemoration of those who have lost their lives, and also a call for a safer, supportive community. It is open to all, and those who have lost a family member or friend are encouraged to bring photographs or offerings for an altar. There will also be music, pan dulce and hot drinks, followed by the march and testimonials from community members.
INFO: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Watsonville Plaza, 358 Main St., Watsonville. Free.