Event highlights for the week of November 8, 2017.
Homeopathy Film Screening
Homeopathy is a system of alternative medicine promoting self-healing through diluted substances. It is often dismissed as a placebo because of what critics call a lack of concrete evidence, but the new film Just One Drop spotlights the rich history and evolving understanding of homeopathy in a pharmaceutical-dominated healthcare system. The film ultimately focuses on the freedom of choice, and asks the question: has homeopathy been given a fair shot?
INFO: Monday, Nov. 13. 7:30 p.m. screening, Q&A to follow. The Nickelodeon Theatre, 210 Lincoln St., Santa Cruz. $13. Tickets available online only at gathr.us/screening/21269.
‘Nice Work If You Can Get It’
Take a trip to the ’20s, in all of their toe-tapping glory, with a modern twist on social and political comedy still relevant today. Based on a novel by Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro, the 1920s’ prohibition story features bootleggers, dowagers and chorus girls, with nods to marijuana legalization and the political influence of the 1 percent. The show, a hit on Broadway, is here to make Santa Cruz laugh out loud.
INFO: Weekends from Nov. 4- Nov. 19. Cabrillo College Crocker Theater, Lower Perimeter Road, Aptos. cabrillovapa.com. $18/$20.
Saturday 11/11- Sunday 11/12
Goat Hill Fair
Goat Hill boasts more than 100 vendors at their antique and artisan fair, selling everything from vintage jewelry to collectibles and clever upcycled pieces. Look no further for that new loveseat or vintage rug to really tie the room together. There will be food and beverage options too, and most vendors accept credit cards, but bring cash just in case.
INFO: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, 2601 E Lake Ave., Watsonville. goathillfair.com. $10 general admission/$25 early bird.
A Taste of Santa Cruz
It’s no secret that Santa Cruz’s food scene is changing for the better. If you are looking to check out how, look no further than A Taste of Santa Cruz. This annual event showcases 17 restaurants, 15 wineries and two breweries from around town. An entry ticket gets you unlimited bite-sized snacks and drinks. There is something for everyone on this culinary journey—and who knows, you might even find your new favorite dining destination along the way.
INFO: 5:30-9 p.m. Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St., Santa Cruz. atosc.com. $45/$55.
Thursday 11/9- Sunday 11/12
Rainbow Theater Fall Show
Join UCSC students in the Rainbow Theater fall debut of four performances, each addressing issues around racial identity and experience, and aimed at creating more conversation about diversity on campus and off. Hands Up portrays African-American views and experiences on institutional profiling and police shootings, Esperanza is a “Chicanx/Latinx” reflection and discussion of the anxiety of crossing borders, R.A.W. (‘Cuz I’m a Woman) follows Asian-American women declaring their independence in a male-dominated world, and Poets Corner is a platform for student-produced performances that are intimate narratives of personal experiences. Change starts by understanding those around you, and there is no better place than Rainbow Theater’s shows to do just that.
INFO: 7 p.m. UCSC Stevenson Event Center, 1156 High St., Santa Cruz. cadrc.org. Free for UCSC students with student ID, $12 general admission, $10 non-UCSC students and seniors.