Event highlights for the week of June 28, 2017.
Take in the sweeping views of the Monterey Bay from on high with a free, guided tour of one of UCSC’s most interesting and unique attractions. Tour the 30-acre farm while learning all about organic farming and gardening practices in addition to the research and education projects taking place at the farm.
Info: 2 p.m. Sunday, July 2. UCSC, 1156 High St., Santa Cruz. casfs.ucsc.edu. Free.
As part of its “Movies that Matter” series that highlights the historical context of important films throughout the 1900s up to the ’40s, the Scotts Valley Library will be showing Man with a Movie Camera by Dziga Vertov on Wednesday, June 28. The film is an experimental Soviet silent documentary film presenting life in Kiev, Kharkov, Moscow and Odessa. A discussion will follow the film to explore the sociopolitical climate of each decade in the film screening series.
Info: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 28. Scotts Valley Branch Library, 251 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley. Free.
Race to Re-Fashion
Have a penchant for transforming old clothes into new creations? Try your hand at the Museum of Art and History’s team competition to transform recycled materials into fashionable wear and then strut your stuff in a positivity- and prize-filled fashion show. Throughout the timed creation process participants will work in teams of two to seven with experienced designers providing assistance and materials being provided such as plastic, paper, fabric scraps and more. The most innovative pieces will be selected by judges and audience members.
Food Truck Summer Event
We know, we’ve said it before, but we really need to say it again: summer has finally arrived! Leave the moon boots and parkas at home (cold Californians are bundled Californians) and celebrate the beginning of the summer season with the first big food truck event in Santa Cruz at San Lorenzo Park. There will be a beer and wine garden with pours from Bargetto Winery and Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery. Saucey’z. G’s Mexican Tacos, Ate3One, Lindsey’s Palate Pleasures and other local food truck favorites will provide the noms.
ARRT at Center for Nonviolence
Santa Cruz artists have banded together as part of the Resistance. What grew out of a conversation between local artists in February has grown to a 60-plus-member organization, Artists Respond and Resist Together, that marches in local actions, creates street theater productions, and facilitates community art engagement. “We are an affiliation of artists joined together by our shared belief in the power of art to effect social change and protect democratic values. Our creative skills support progressive social actions in our local community and beyond,” says their mission statement. This exhibit will showcase their art of resistance and the newly remodeled Resource Center for Nonviolence at a First Friday reception on July 7 in addition to the exhibit opening July 3.
Info: 2-4 p.m. Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz. Free.