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calendar Open audition for THE ELIMINATI street theater by David Giesen
Polk Street steps of San Francisco City Hall
Event Date: Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:30PM
Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:44AM
calendar Soundwave NightLife: Subliminal Cities 480_sung_kim_resonator_1_1_1_1.jpg original image (2048x1536) by Mediate Art Group
California Academy of Sciences
Event Date: Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:00PM
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:38PM
calendar Aural Spacial Infinite Exhibition 480_sung_kim_resonator_1_1.jpg original image (2048x1536) by Mediate Art Group
CHAPEL EXHIBIT OPEN HOURS: July 2nd – 3rd: 12pm – 5pm; July 4th: 12pm – Dark; July 8th-10th: 12pm – 5pm FIREHOUSE EXHIBIT OPEN HOURS: July 2nd – 3rd: 12pm – 5pm; July 4th: 12pm – Dark; July 6th-8th: 12pm-5pm
Event Date: Sat Jul 2, 2016 12:00PM
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:54AM
image Struggle and Hope CD Release and Celebration 480_agustin_lira_1.jpg original image (1585x1433) by Mike Rhodes
The new Struggle and Hope album by Agustin Lira was released at a community celebration at the Alfonso Hernandez Youth Center on Saturday, June 25. The event featured music by Agustin Lira & Patricia Wells, with students of Generaciones Project and special guest Melinda Espinosa. Photo below is Agustin Lira performing at the CD release celebration.
Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:43PM
image The Summer Solstice Music Festival 6-25-2016 480_126_1.jpg original image (6000x4000) by AutumnSun
A day in the San Lorenzo park in Santa Cruz California, with information, music, and food! San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz California
Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:02AM
image Great Photos! (Comment On: The Summer Solstice Music Festival 6-25-2016) by Grrrant
Thanks for the great photos. I so wanted to go this event- but had to work on Saturday. Project Pollinate ROCKS!
Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:59AM
calendar "What if people were dogs land justice" walking tour by David Giesen
American Youth Hostel 312 Mason Street San Francisco, CA
Event Date: Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:30AM
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:49AM
image City of Santa Cruz: Keep SF Mime Troupe at San Lorenzo Park! 480_sf-mime-troupe-san-lorenzo-park-2007-by-bradley-allen_1.jpg original image (640x414) by Santa Cruz News
Local musician, activist, and volunteer for the SF Mime Troupe, Karen Kaplan, informs us that this year, the SF Mime Troupe will be performing at Porter College's outdoor quad at UCSC, but not at San Lorenzo Park in Santa Cruz, as has been the tradition for so many years. Apparently the Mime Troupe performance was nixed by the City of Santa Cruz's Planning Department this year.
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:43PM
image On the verge... (Comment On: City of Santa Cruz: Keep SF Mime Troupe at San Lorenzo Park!) by Razer Ray
Only a city on the verge of gentrified culturelessness would do something this assinine.
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:53PM
image Additional Questions (Comment On: City of Santa Cruz: Keep SF Mime Troupe at San Lorenzo Park!) by Robert Norse
It's not clear whether the Planning Department's agenda is mercenary, ideological, or simply control-freak bureaucratic. It needs to be fought. The shut down of the Mime Troupe parallels increasing restrictions on free public access to public spaces city-wide. Note however, that all may not be well with the Mime Troupe. Noting the resignation of four long term Mime-Troupe members last year, long time Mime Trouper R.G. Davis discusses "...a US progressive organization’s origins, growth, and in this case, twisted decline" in the September 16, 2015 issue of the Anderson Valley Advertiser, "Something Amok at the SF Mime Troupe" at http://theava.com/archives/47919 . As a general Mime Troupe fan (and sometime critic), I found the article troubling and provocative enough to be worth checking out. The local Santa Cruz Guerrilla Theater hasn't had a performance outside in years. We need to reestablish our rights to use the public spaces for maximum public benefit.
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:13PM
image Bureaucrats to Blast (Comment On: City of Santa Cruz: Keep SF Mime Troupe at San Lorenzo Park!) by Karen Kaplan (modified & posted by R. Norse)
A letter posted on SCPEL (which I've slightly updated) suggests the following contacts where you can e-mail protests: Dear Santa Cruz Mayor, City Council, Supervisors & Parks Department: RE: Keep San Francisco Mime Troupe at San Lorenzo Park! Cynthia Mathews - cmathews@cityofsantacruz.com; Cynthia Chase - cchase@cityofsantacruz.com Richelle Nironyan - rniroyan@cityofsantacruz.com Pamela Comstock - pcomstock@cityofsantacruz.com; Don Lane - dlane@cityofsantacruz.com; Micah Posner - mposner@cityofsantacruz.com David Terrazas - dterrazas@cityofsantacruz.com; First District Supervisor John Leopold - john.leopold@co.santa-cruz.ca.us; Second District Supervisor Zach Friend - zach.friend@co.santa-cruz.ca.us; Third Distrct Supervisor Ryan Coonerty - go to http://www.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/Government/BoardofSupervisors/District3.aspx Fourth District Supervisor Greg Caput - greg.caput@co.santa-cruz.ca.us; Fifth District Supervisor Bruce McPherson - bruce.mcpherson@co.santa-cruz.ca.us; parksandrec@cityofsantacruz.com It was unfair to deny the SF Mime Troupe from performing this year at San Lorenzo Park. Please bring them back!!! Please encourage free popular public performances in parks, especially the San Francisco Mime Troupe at San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz. The Santa Cruz Parks Dept has been too strict in demanding expensive structural engineering stage permits. For more than 5000 years, people have been building "sukkahs" temporary dwellings, without permits. This sets a precedence, so that a small temporary stage should not require a permit. To my knowledge, the SF Mime Troupe portable stage is safe, has never collapsed, caused damage nor harm. The SF Mime Troupe travels from the city to towns. The durable stage is constructed to withstand many seasonal performances. It is unreasonable, too expensive and tedious to demand that the SF Mime Troupe pay for a structural engineer to inspect the stage and purchase permits. Performances are offered free to the public, with minimal donations accepted. The SF Mime Troupe cannot afford, nor has the time for inspections, before performances. The SF Mime Troupe is a highly regarded tourist attraction and a boost to our local economy. People buy food and drinks at local restaurants, markets and bakeries, stay at hotels, purchase beach chairs, blankets, sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, pay sales tax, etc. to attend a free comedy and musical performance at the park. This year, the SF Mime Troupe will be performing on Saturday August 6 and Sunday August 7, 2:30 PM at UCSC Porter College Outdoor Quad, but not at San Lorenzo Park. Since parking at UCSC is difficult, it may deter attendance and is therefore not the most ideal location to be accessible to the larger Santa Cruz Community. Please forward this letter to supporters of the San Francisco Mime Troupe. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely, Karen Kaplan SF Mime Troupe Volunteer
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:37PM
image Reading the AVA... (Comment On: City of Santa Cruz: Keep SF Mime Troupe at San Lorenzo Park!) 480_uawmf_manifesto_1.jpg original image (500x263) by Razer Ray
(Image: The short and sweet of what progressive-liberals are good for, from a motherfucker) It figures. Now that Obama's out the PROG-LIB SFMT directors are abandoning the RADICAL ship (collective), and I WILL BET EVEN MONEY that SOMEONE from that PROG-LIB element of QUITTERS whispered in the Santa Cruz shitty council's ear about it too. Backstabbers, every single one of them. I WILL NEVER FORGET how that element of Occupy Santa Cruz wasn't just willing to toss the 75 River squatters 'under the bus'... They wanted to DRIVE IT too, by collaborating with the city and tsk tsk-ing it and actually COOPERATING with any investigation b/c "PR" might hurt them.
Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:12AM
image Keep SF Mime Troupe at San Lorenzo Park! (Comment On: City of Santa Cruz: Keep SF Mime Troupe at San Lorenzo Park!) by JBK
The buses still run up to UCSC....So, getting to see the Mime Troupe isn't that less possible... Still, I wouldn't let a little inconvenience get in the way of enjoying and supporting them.... I'm no longer local.... It's a sad thing. Fight it or let the local 1%ers crush you. Choose one.....
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:40PM
image Let's get some "structure" in the city council (Comment On: City of Santa Cruz: Keep SF Mime Troupe at San Lorenzo Park!) by Culture Warrior
Seeing as the SF Mime troupe is of cultural and educational benefit to the citizens of Santa Cruz it would seem proper for the city, in it's all it glorious ̶m̶a̶l̶f̶e̶a̶s̶a̶n̶c̶e̶ ̶ Magnanimity, to DONATE a couple of hours of the city engineer responsible for 'structures' time. The SF Mime Troupe IS non-profit and it should be quite simple to write the expense off. IF they DO NOT HAVE such an engineer available, then their minion's proclamation of such certification's necessity shall be null and void as governments are not allowed to make rules, laws, and regulations citizens have no way of complying with, and IF the city has no such engineer on payroll they ARE in violation of federal codes because they would be unable to verify the veracity of the inspection they so stupidly demand. SF Mime Troupe has been assembling their own stages since before many of the city's councilcreeps and minions were born. There has never to my knowledge been ANY incident caused by 'faulty stage assembly or design' and it begs the question... Because I used to work for a company that did stage and sound for festivals in San Lorenzo Park for decades, has this permit EVER been required of anyone before? I've never heard of it.
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:00PM
calendar Summer Land-escapes with instructor Jamil Moises Liban-Ortañez by Berkeley Art Center
Berkeley Art Center 1275 Walnut St. Berkeley, CA 94709
Event Date: Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:00PM
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:29PM
calendar Quiet Please: The Mental Game of Art and Tennis by Berkeley Art Center
Berkeley Art Center 1275 Walnut St. Berkeley, CA 94709
Event Date: Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:00PM
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:27PM
calendar Artists in Conversation- "I Look for Clues in Your Dreams" by Berkeley Art Center
Berkeley Art Center 1275 Walnut St. Berkeley, CA 94709
Event Date: Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:00PM
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:23PM
calendar Botanical Painting with Watercolors Workshop by Berkeley Art Center
Berkeley Art Center 1275 Walnut St. Berkeley, CA 94709
Event Date: Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:00AM
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:20PM
calendar Plastic-Free Solutions Salon: Short Films & Discussion with Beth Terry 480_plastic-collected.jpg original image (625x705) by Carole Bennett-Simmons
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall 1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley www.bfuu.org
Event Date: Thu Jul 7, 2016 6:30PM
Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:07AM
calendar Film: Fundi: Freedom Road 480_freedom_road_flyer_1.jpg original image (3300x2300) by Liberated Lens Collective
Oakland Omni Commons 4799 Shattuck Ave.
Event Date: Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:00PM
Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:40PM