Mar
20
to Apr 14

Breaking the Code

Playing next at the Jewel Theatre is a biographical drama about a man who broke too many codes: the eccentric genius Alan Turing who played a major role in winning World War II.

Check the Jewel Theatre site here for more info.

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Mar
1
5:30 PM17:30

First Friday March

Its time again to hit the town with friends and family to drink, be merry and see a ton of amazing art! It might rain (probably not) so it would be worth taking a look at the weather report before leaving the house. Rain or shine, it’s going to be a wonderful First Friday that you won’t want to miss!

To see who is exhibiting, and where, visit the First Friday site here.

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Mar
1
5:00 PM17:00

Westside Video at the Tannery for First Friday

Join us for an evening of fun, film, food, and good ol' community charm!

Westside video will be at the Tannery for First Friday and they’ll be bringing the movie truck chock full of rentals, a big collection of DVDs, Blu-rays, and video games on deep discount for sale, and friends! AAVE Cafe will be serving up delicious soul food fusion right alongside them. In addition, there will be a great live play, several artist showcases, a sound art exhibit, and the coffee/wine/food cafe.

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Mar
1
5:00 PM17:00

The Fusion of Art & Physics

Local artists were carefully matched with physics faculty and graduate students to work together to create new art. The idea is to challenge physicists to approach their science through the visual arts and to Integrate art and science such that they feed back and forth and enrich each other. The outcome of these collaborations will be displayed as a group exhibition that invites the public to engage with participating physicists and artists.

For more info and to register for this event click here.

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Feb
1
6:00 PM18:00

Indexical, Macro-diamond: A House of Gratitude

Natacha Diels, Sam Scranton, & Zach Moore’s Micro-diamond: A House of Gratitude invites the visitor to experience every passing millisecond as a weighty and tangible substance. The visitor moves through video, music, and lighting installations inspired by biological oscillations and synchronous patterns in nature, and interacts with live performers delivering guiding words of gratitude.

For more information click here

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Feb
1
5:00 PM17:00

First Friday at the Tannery - Hosted by Westside Video

Join us for a special party night to kick off your month the right way! We'll have the moviemobile set up for you to rent DVDs and Blu-rays at a special price, plus a full array of fun with the popcorn machine and proprietary popcorn flavors, movies for sale, poster and swag giveaways, and dope tees designed and printed by local artists. All this will be set in the swirling world of The Tannery, home of the Arts Council, some of the coolest and wildly different artists around, a cafe with beer and wine, and our partner AAVE Cafe serving up delicious, made to order food in the popup next to us! It's going to be a blast, so put on your comfy dancing shoes and come on out of your house for a glorious evening of local culture- FREE!

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Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

Visual Artist Meet-up

Bring in the next year by celebrating connection and community at our next meetup Thursday, January 24th, from 6 to 7:30pm, at Radius Gallery on the Tannery Arts Center

This month's program: Is all about Instagram; more details to follow soon. Snacks and drink provided.

$5 donation at the door, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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Jan
26
5:00 PM17:00

Indexical, Collin Tucker

Composer Colin Tucker will transform Radius Gallery into an immersive sound and light installation, in which he will present a concert-length sensory meditation. Participants of any background are invited to participate. Tucker will provide aural suggestions for modes of listening as well as breathing and posture, fostering a variety of sensory perspectives on environmental and electronic sound. The work positions listening as an embodied, situated activity, attending to ears’ perceptual limits while connecting their sensory capacities to touch and to inner sensation.

To purchase tickets click here.

Note: Event times are 5:00-6:30pm and 7:30-9:00pm, and limited to 15 participants for each showing.

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Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Joan Staffen Book Launch, The Book of Pendulum Healing

Psychic fun, food, and music at the new Vino Locale on the SC Wharf. We'll be celebrating, giving a short reading and demo, and giving out books & pendulums to all those who helped Joan Rose write and publish her book. And we'll be selling a few too. You'll receive not only a book, but also a crystal pendulum. Come join us for the magic.

For more information click here.

*Please note that this is an offsite event.

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Jan
23
to Mar 5

Red Velvet, Colligan Theatre

This stirring drama transports audiences to the turbulent backstage world of London’s Theatre Royal in the early 1800s. Edmund Kean, the greatest actor of his generation, has taken ill and can’t go on tonight as Othello, leaving his company in disarray. A young American actor named Ira Aldridge arrives to step into the role—but no black man has ever played Othello on the English stage. His groundbreaking performance upends stage tradition and changes the lives of everyone involved. Lolita Chakrabarti’s multi-award-winning play uncovers the fascinating true story of a pivotal figure in theatre history. The accomplished Aldo Billingslea, who has performed with American Conservatory Theatre, TheatreWorks, and the California and Oregon Shakespeare Festivals, among others, makes his Jewel Theatre debut as Ira Aldridge.

Click here for more info and tickets.

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Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

Indexical, Carolyn Chen & Pauline Gloss

Carolyn Chen's This is a Scream takes the rawest of emotions and transforms it into a constructed performance in a way that highlights its own artificiality. Pauline Gloss’s Lullabies for the Psychotic turns the connective tissue of language (buts, ands, wells) into an intensely musical solo work.

About Language as a Wilderness

This event is part of the series Language as a Wilderness, co-presented by Indexical and Radius Gallery at the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz.

Language as a Wilderness is a five-week series of experimental music dealing with language extracted from its natural environment. It is co-presented by Indexical and Radius Gallery at the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz, from Jan. 12 through Feb. 9. For more upcoming performances, visit indexical.org/events.

To learn more and purchase tickets click here.

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Jan
12
8:00 PM20:00

Indexical, Sarah Hennies: Contralto

Sarah Hennies’ “Contralto” is a one-hour work for video, strings, and percussion that exists in between the spaces of experimental music and documentary. The piece features a cast of transgender women speaking, singing, and performing vocal exercises accompanied by a dense and varied musical score that includes a variety of conventional and “non-musical” approaches to sound-making.

About Language as a Wilderness
This event is part of the series Language as a Wilderness, co-presented by Indexical and Radius Gallery at the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz.

Language as a Wilderness is a five-week series of experimental music dealing with language extracted from its natural environment. It is co-presented by Indexical and Radius Gallery at the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz, from Jan. 12 through Feb. 9. For more upcoming performances, visit indexical.org/events.

Tickets can be purchased on the eventbrite page here.

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Jan
4
5:00 PM17:00

First Friday January

Hit the town January 4th for the first First Friday of the year.

Every first Friday of the month is a chance to get out and have fun while looking at some of the amazing art our community is making. This one is special because it’s the first one of the new year! Bring your friends and family out and see some art!

For more information visit the First Friday site here.

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