Event highlights for the week of April 26, 2017
People’s Climate March
On the 100th day of the Trump administration, thousands of people across the nation will march for solutions to the climate crisis, as well as a host of other green causes. Locally, Assemblymember Mark Stone, Fred Keeley and TJ Demos will speak at this Climate March event, which begins at 1:30 p.m. at San Lorenzo Park.
Info: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29. San Lorenzo Park, 137 Dakota Ave., Santa Cruz. Free.
Open Studios Deadline
Are you a secret artiste, an artisanal applicateur or hobbyist painter? Applications for the 2017 Open Studios Art Tour are available on Zapplication through the Arts Council Santa Cruz website until midnight April 30. Open Studios is an opportunity to explore creativity in Santa Cruz County, connecting artists with art lovers. To encourage emerging artists, this year the application fee will be waived for artists 18 to 25 years old; and artists without studios that can be made open to the public may be accommodated by other selected artists. This year’s North County and South County events will take place between Oct. 7 and Oct. 22. Guidelines to apply are at artscouncilsc.org.
Info: Sunday, April 30. artscouncilsc.org.
‘Playing Monopoly with God, and Other True Stories’
A month after Melissa Bangs gave birth to her daughter, Adelaide, she was admitted to the Providence Psychiatric Facilities in a manic state, hormone-depleted and sleep deprived. She left a month later with a bipolar diagnosis and a lithium prescription. Now, Bangs does comedy. Over the past two years, she has been telling her story across the nation, and now she’s on tour with her four-year-old daughter, husband, and 130-pound dog.
Info: 6:30 p.m. Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St. #2, Santa Cruz. $21-$24.
International Jazz Day
Beginning in Japan and travelling around the world, International Jazz Day is an annual event held each year with UNESCO Paris, Monk Institute and the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. Working closely with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education to bring music, math and science to students, Jazz Day presents concerts, educational seminars, lectures and films to jazz audiences. This year’s international artists are violinist Terese Lien and pianist Anna Gretta from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm; other performers include bassist James Leary, trumpeter Oscar Williams, the Grammy-nominated John Santos Latin Jazz Band, and Tammi Brown.
Info: Noon-5 p.m. Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf Bandstand, 21 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz. Free.
Be Kind to Animals Week
Every year during the first week of May, the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter and local Yogurtland franchises partner to celebrate “Be Kind to Animals Week.” Yogurtland will offer free yogurt to any adopters of Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter animals for one week—one 16-ounce cup per day. Twenty percent of proceeds will go to the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, and during the entire month customers can donate $1 to the shelter at Yogurtland.
Info: May 1-7, Yogurtland locations in Capitola, Santa Cruz, and Watsonville. scanimalshelter.org.