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B63CA@31=@2 IT WAS very interesting watching our politicians try to figure out how to respond as Hosni Mubarakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rule was challenged. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a loyal ally for 30 years, after all. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve given him and his regime lots of money, military hardware, training and other good stuff. Hillary Clinton touted him as a friend. Some suggested he should stay or at least be involved in helping transform Egypt into a democracy. And yet there had to be praise for a movement to establish freedom and democracy. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what the United States wants for the rest of the world, isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it?

Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s take a look. Here are a few of the democratically elected leaders our government has helped overthrow: Mohammed Mossadegh (Iran, 1953), Jacobo Arbenz (Guatemala, 1954), Patrice Lumumba (Congo, 1961), Salvadore Allende (Chile, 1973), Jean-Bertrand Aristide (Haiti, 2004). Here are a few of the many dictators and brutal regimes weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve supported: The Shah of Iran (Iran), Fulgencio Batista (Cuba), Rafael Trujillo (Dominican Republic), Anastasio Somoza (Nicaragua), P.W. Botha (South Africa under apartheid), Mobutu Sese Seko (Democratic Republic of Congo), Augusto Pinochet (Chile), Saddam Hussein (Iraq) and Hosni Mubarak (Egypt).

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THERE HAVE been so many celebrations of Ronald Reaganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 100th birthday a person might easily forget how he attempted to go around Congress with the Iran-Contra scandal. Or that he persuaded people to vote against their own interests by selling us on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;trickle downâ&#x20AC;? economics theory, resulting in the first of many exorbitant tax breaks for the wealthy and beginning the first serious assault against the middle class. Or how about the way he promised less restrictive care for mentally ill people, resulting in the emptying of hospitals all over the state, only to later proclaim that, in fact, there was no money for their care. Guess by â&#x20AC;&#x153;less restrictive careâ&#x20AC;? what he really meant was your new home is a sidewalk. But he was such a likeable guy, wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t he?


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TO MAKE a point to the assembled crowd at Marinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Monterey Bay Science, Education and Technology Center last Friday, Assemblymember Bill Monning recalled a commercial that reached 111 million viewers on Super Bowl Sunday. The ad showed a Latina woman holding a liter of soda, asserting herself in bold defiance of forces that would try to tell her what she could or could not drink. PepsiCo paid $3 million for the 30-second spot; Monning invoked its as an example of the aggressive campaign soda manufacturers are waging for a particular demographic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are targeting minority communities because thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where we have the more abundant consumption,â&#x20AC;? he told the crowd.

Monning was holding a press conference to introduce the public to his newest bill, A.B. 669, or Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sweetened Beverage Tax Law, a measure that would impose a 1-cent-per-ounce tax on sugarsweetened drinksâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;sodas, sports drinks, sweetened tea and energy drinksâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;sold across the state. Diana Jimenez of the Northern Monterey County chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens, who spoke after Monning on Friday, had another image in her thoughts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What comes to my mind,â&#x20AC;? Jimenez said while pledging her support for the initiative, â&#x20AC;&#x153;is watching a young Latino mother pour soda in a baby bottle and give that to her toddler. I think education in regards to addressing the negative effects of these drinks needs to happen in our community.â&#x20AC;?

Revenue from the measure, which product away from the consumer. It could be as high as $1.7 billion annually, starts to price it equivalent to the public would fund nutrition education health consequence that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s creating,â&#x20AC;? he programs meant to counterbalance said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People will still be free to choose corporate advertising to low-income this, hopefully in moderation and not and minority communities, combating consuming it as a diet staple.â&#x20AC;? epidemic rates of childhood obesity, He also told the crowd last Friday diabetes and heart disease. that â&#x20AC;&#x153;we need to expand access to The assemblyman held the Super healthy foods and healthy food Bowl commercial up as one of the alternatives.â&#x20AC;? To that end, he has ways in which soda companies are recruited the support of Second actively targeting minorities, but it is Harvest Food Bank and other also an example of the overwhelming community health organizations to opposition faced by healthy eating provide nutritional education to food initiatives like Michelle Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stamp-eligible groups. Among them are national childhood health campaign, Salud Para La Gente in Watsonville, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Move;â&#x20AC;? chef Jaime Oliverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dientes Community Dental Care in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Food Revolutionâ&#x20AC;? campaign (funded Santa Cruz and the Central California by a $100,000 TED grant); and now, Alliance for Health (CCAH). A.B. 669. Alan McKay, executive director for Measures of this kind have been CCAH, spoke specifically to the tax seized upon as an example of free issue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to talk about choice vs. government interference taxes we have to realize that there is and incurred the wrath of conservative a hidden tax associated with chronic pundits. Rush Limbaugh, a critic of illness that every taxpayer carries.â&#x20AC;? He â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Move,â&#x20AC;? recently touched off a added that his organization provides firestorm by suggesting that Michelle support for more than 118,000 lowObama was a hypocrite, and fat, income individuals on the Central after she was spotted eating ribs; in Coast, at an annual cost of $250 million. December Sarah Palin brought cookies In supporting the bill, McKay says that to a Pennsylvania school in defiance â&#x20AC;&#x153;we have a great opportunity to lower of a bill banning junk food in lunch that cost and improve quality of life by lines that she called â&#x20AC;&#x153;the nanny state taking steps to improve nutrition.â&#x20AC;? run amok.â&#x20AC;? A.B. 669 also faces tough Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sweetened Beverage questions from progressives about Tax Law is expected go into hearing whether it constitutes a regressive in March or April, after the ongoing tax, meaning it disproportionately budget crisis is resolved. The bill is likely affects low-income communities. The to face the State Assemblyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tax and concerns are not lost on Monning, who Revenue Committee first. acknowledged that sodas are consumed overwhelmingly ON T H E B E AC H by low-income populations because they are Pounds of trash collected by Save Our readily available in Shores volunteers since Jan. 1. Most of that came from those communities, a Jan. 29 San Lorenzo River cleanup near Ocean whereas healthy Street Extension, where 84 volunteers gathered 2,225 alternatives often pounds of trash and 950 pounds of recycling. are not. But he


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WOMEN wear the pants this season. OK, so they also wear flirty lace dresses and bold, Aztec warrior princess necklaces. But first: pants, big pants. From full, fluid trousers to high-waist flare jeans, the spring/ summer 2011 silhouette is long and loose. It has a powerful, in-control attitude, helped by its natural pairing with tall wedge platforms, which add height and length. Stovepipes and jeggings, begone! One look to try: high-waisted flare denim with a white linen blouse, woven belt and chunky platform sandals, wide-leg trousers with a stylish trench or even a flowing jersey jumpsuit. Pants arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only big, long bottoms to sport for spring and summer, either. Skirts, too, reach

new lengths as hemlines drop. As maxi dresses were to last summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boho-chic set, maxi skirts are so this season. For those who want to show a little more leg, good options are a calf-length skirt or a long skirt thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s either slit or sheer. Indeed, the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70s is the go-to era for hemlines and pant silhouettes, so fashionistas will be looking to Farrah Fawcett and Diana Ross for inspiration and pairing disco attitude and accessories with mega-maxi pants and skirts. Floppy felt hats work well, too, and all things macramĂŠ and crochet, which, brings us to our next must-wear: lace. A little lace dress will be a staple for spring and summer, and also a good carryover piece for fall. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ultrafeminine, like its sister trends

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sheer and floral, which are also big this season, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s infinitely more complex. Lace can be fun and flirty, girlie or seriously sexy. It can take the shape of something rather prim and Victorian or delicate and romantic. One example: an antique-style white lace dress paired with chunky wedge heels to ground it and keep the look from going too girlie. More daring types will skip the slip or wear black laceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;or combine the two: a below-the-knee black lace sheath with vintage-inspired high-waist undies and a cone bra, preferably in a bright, vivid hue. Lace does beachy well, too, as in lace-mini-over-borderline-bellbottomjeans or super-short denim cutoffs, or even as a casual but-elegant coverup thrown over a bikini between sunning and sipping cocktails, preferably from an ocean view patio. As with the other two trends, our final pick for spring/summer fashion is decidedly feminine yet powerful: a fierce necklace. Big pants, while they may be soft and fluid, are, well, pants, and by their nature project a take-charge attitudeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;especially these pants. Even lace this season is more womanly and strong than the usual peek-a-boo girlie stuff. This seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s accessory-in-chief takes the tribal jewelry trend and turns it up a notch. Take anything ethnic or natureinspired that looks handcrafted by South American or African artisans and go big with it. Leather, rope and heavy metals are good choices, as are lots of coins and earthy stonesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; tigerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eye, obsidian, hematite, coral, even freshwater pearls. Wood and even feathers work, so long as they are paired with heavy beads or metal so they look more warlike than ethereal and fanciful. The necklace should have a thick collared shape to it and can be worn on top of a minimalist, high-neck top or on bare skin with a maxi dress for maximum impact. Be inspired by the warrior goddesses of the ages and wear the attitude with the fierce necklace. Remember, though, this is a statement piece, so keep other jewelry to a minimum. The look is proud Aztec princess, not over-thetop drag queen. As with the other two trends, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fashion that gives a nod to the past while expressing who we are and who we want to be.

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From Aptos High prom to the set of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Mad Men,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Tiffany Whiteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vintage sensibility has always made a splash 0G TESSA STUART


AMCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s MAD MEN is all about image. Don Draper, played by a rakish Jon Hamm, is an advertising executive whose specialty is convincing the rest of the world to buy whatever he is sellingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;even the identity heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taken pains to craft, leaving out less desirable details of his past. Form follows function: the showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s creators have been heaped with praise, and more than a few awards, for the pitchperfect slice of the 1960s they create and serve up to fans each week. The clothes, in particular, have caught the imagination of audiences and attention of the fashion worldâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;designer Michael Kors has cited it as an inspiration and retailers Bloomingdaleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Banana Republic have done massive tie-ins with the television show. Like Draper, Tiffany Whiteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s job is to craft an image, but she is drawing from her past instead of fudging it. She combs costume houses on the showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s behalf, an exercise not all that different from what she was doing as a senior at Aptos High, when she wore a 1950s swing coat rented from

EXTRA SPECIAL â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Mad Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; costumer Tiffany White (seated behind desk with hands out) tries to give all the showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s background characters believable identitiesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;even without lines. Closet Capers on Soquel Avenue to the prom. Only now she gets paid for it. White dresses Mad Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s background characters, the women who ďŹ&#x201A;oat around the outskirts of the frame answering phones at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, sitting at tables in restaurants or passing the main characters on the streetâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the subtle notes that imbue the show with the distinct ďŹ&#x201A;avor audiences have come to know and love. White started in the industry as a shopper for Disneylandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Parade and Light show. Impressed with Janie Bryantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work on HBOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Deadwood (for which Bryant snagged an Emmy award), White began pursuing the woman who would go on to become Mad Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s designer before the show even existed.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I got her contact information and just emailed her and was fairly persistentâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;without being stalkerish or weirdâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but, you know, every few months I would check in and we had a couple really nice conversations, and when Mad Men came up she called me.â&#x20AC;? White says. White worked as a production assistant in the costume department for the showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ rst season, and later became background costumer for seasons two through four.

Character Study Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an average day on the set of Mad Men like? Well, White says, there isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t one. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some days Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m pulling, some days Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m shopping, some days Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m on set.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pullingâ&#x20AC;? is a term used to describe selecting items from costume houses

that could potentially be used for the show. White explains: â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are these big, huge, gigantic warehouses of costume rentals that tend, for the most part, to have period or specialty clothes,â&#x20AC;? she says. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll riďŹ&#x201A;e through their stock in semimethodical fashion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If I need a 1940s nurse, then Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to be very speciďŹ c, but if I have a cocktail scene in the 1970s, then Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll just pull anything that I like, or that I think is going to be good, or that will read well on television.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the perfect job for the UCSC grad, who was active in theater and studied psychology, because she gets to create whole characters from clothes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Say weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have 25 women in a restaurant on Mad Men. I try to make it look real by making those women into characters,â&#x20AC;? White says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I try to think, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Who is this woman? Is she married? Is she rich? Is she

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poor? Is she out on a date?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Whatever it is, I try to think of what her lifestyle would be based on whoever walks into my ďŹ tting room.â&#x20AC;? It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always work out perfectly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You look at their body, go â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oh, they would look amazing in this dress,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; but then you put the dress on them and they are so overwhelmed by it, there is no way they could carry it off.â&#x20AC;? The right outďŹ t will be a match on multiple levels, White says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I try to base it on how those people are, how they really would function in those clothes. So if I put this dress on this girl I want her to bring that dress to lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;for her.â&#x20AC;? As White describes it, costuming is a kind of chemistry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have an appreciation for everything. If Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m pulling cocktail, I love â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s lamĂŠ. Even though itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disgusting and awful and I would never wear it in my personal life, for the show itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amazing because thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what people woreâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;or mohair, or that sort of stuff.â&#x20AC;? When itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done right, the mix of person and piece and place and time can create something that is greater than the sum of its parts. That is certainly true in the case of Mad Men, which has become a cultural phenomenon. From Michael Kors and Prada to Thom Browne and Peter Som, its inďŹ&#x201A;uence is felt on runways so regularly that a term, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the Mad Men effect,â&#x20AC;? has been coined to discuss its prevalence. White is ďŹ&#x201A;attered. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really a compliment to the costume department and certainly a compliment to the designer, Janie, who is a very, very talented lady,â&#x20AC;? she says. Bryant unveiled her own clothing line inspired by the show, called MOD, Feb. 26 on QVC. What may be more fun for White than seeing designers do her job is seeing fans of the show do it themselves. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been to a couple Mad Men cocktail parties. I go and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oh, that is so not the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s, but OK, good for you, you really tried!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really funâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to see people get excited about period clothes.â&#x20AC;? 0

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FATHERS & SONS Jonny Lang is featured in the Santa Cruz Blues Festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all-star tribute to Jimi Hendrix.

The Hendrix Factor SC Blues Fest honors legend


ANTA CRUZ Blues Festival organizer Bill Welch consistently books top-ofthe-shelf talent to headline his annual Memorial weekend blues party. Following up previous headliners such as Buddy Guy and B.B. King, Welch, who also owns Moeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alley, has one-upped himself with a revolving cast of blues players each of whom could credibly top the bill on his own. Saturday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lineup culminates with Experience Hendrix, a threehour tribute to the incendiary Jimi Hendrix that features his sideman Billy Cox, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, the North Mississippi Allstars Duo, Los Lobosâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas, Steve Vai, Aerosmithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brad Whitford, Living Colour, Ernie Isley, the Slide Brothers, Mato Nanji from Indigenous and more. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no small feat to get that kind of marquee-topping star power on the same stage for one night. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Getting all these guysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; schedules in order during prime touring time is pretty phenomenal,â&#x20AC;? Welch says. More than a serious booking coup, the set is an opportunity for Welch to pay tribute to the player that influenced him to pursue a career in the music industry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jimi was my inspiration for getting into music,â&#x20AC;? Welch says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I saw him live when I was 14â&#x20AC;&#x201D;the point where my mom would say I should have turned right and I turned left!â&#x20AC;?


The festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Saturday schedule has traditionally featured up-andcomers, and true to form the festival opens with emerging Cajun siren Mia Borders, singer/songwriter Jackie Greene and the party-starting Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, who have become Santa Cruz favorites. Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lineup features familiar names with deep roots in the Bay Area, opening with South Bay fret wizard Chris Cain, followed by Tommy Castro, who is coming off four wins at the Blues Music Awards. The festival looks southward with an appearance by the Blastersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Dave Alvin, debuting his new backing band the Guilty Ones. The evening closes out with what Welch describes as â&#x20AC;&#x153;the two major sounds of the Bay Area from the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70s,â&#x20AC;? funk godfathers Tower of Power and blue-eyed soul maven Boz Scaggs. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a murdererâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s row of performers that demonstrates that, in its 19th year, the Santa Cruz Blues Festival continues to firmly root itself in the now, looking toward the future of blues while spotlighting the players who laid the groundwork.


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Stage 2/<13 Bale Folclorico da Bahia The only professional folk dance company in Brazil, the 38-member troupe of dancers, musicians and singers will perform a repertory based on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bahianâ&#x20AC;? folkloric dances of African origin and includes slave dances, capoeira (an explosive form of martial arts), samba and others celebrating Carnival. Sat, Mar 5, 8pm. $48-$68. Sunset Center, Mission and Eighth streets, Carmel-by-the-Sea, 831.620.2048.

B63/B3@ Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 101 Dalmations Kids The childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stage version of the popular Disney movie with music and lyrics by Mel Leven, Randy Rogel, Richard Gibbs, Brian Smith, Martin Lee Fuller and Dan Root. Fri-Sat, 7:30pm and Sat, Mar 5, 2pm. Thru Mar 19. $7-$20. Golden Bough Theatre, Monte Verde between Eighth and Ninth streets, Carmel-by-theSea, 831.622.0100.

Mummified Deer A family drama about the immediate life and death choices one family must make for their ailing and secretive matriarch, a survivor of the genocide and diaspora of the Yaqui Nation in northern Mexico. Written by Luis Valdez and directed by his son Kinan Valdez, the play is a highly personal exploration of family themes and conflict played out in the context of history and social

struggle Thu-Sat, 7pm and Sun, 3pm. Thru Mar 6. $12$15. UCSC Mainstage Theater, 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, 831.459.2159.

entertainment by Zun-Zun. Sun, Mar 6, 2pm. $8-$10. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St, Santa Cruz, 831.420.5260.

Pippin Pippin opened on Broadway in 1972. Set in Charlemagneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s France, the showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s themes and message are still relevant to todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s audiencesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; coming of age, rites of passage and quest to find self-fulfillment and personal significance. Fri-Sat, 7pm and Sun, Mar 6, 2pm. Thru Mar 12. $10-$12. San Lorenzo Valley High, 7105 Hwy 9, Felton.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Simply Mariaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Food for the Deadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Two shows, both written by Josefina LĂłpez, author of Real Women have Curves. Simply Maria traces the sometimes awkward and often ironic path of a young woman immigrating from Mexico to the United States and her challenge to pursue her dreams in the face of her parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; more traditional expectations. Food for the Dead finds a woman who is finally taking control of her life visited by the spirit of her overbearing, departed husband and his attempts to retain his authority over the family from beyond the grave. Thu-Sun, 8pm and Sun, 2pm. Thru Apr 3. $8$15. El Teatro Campesino, 705 Fourth St, San Juan Bautista, 831.623.2444.

1=<13@BA Rhythms of Life A fun-filled family performance including works by Leonard Bernstein, Saint-Saens and Sousa features dancers from Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre and

Art ;CA3C;A 1=<B7<C7<5 Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History The Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California. Also featuring a display by Anne Morhauser of AnnieGlass. Thru Mar 13. Lawrie Brown: Photographs from the Trash Series. Santa Cruz-based photographer Brown says, individually, images of garbage constitute a personal accounting of a personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life and, collectively, a cultural history. Thru Mar 13. $2-$5. Free First Friday. View the exhibits for free. Docent tours at noon. First Fri of every month, 11am-6pm. Spotlight Tours. Go behind the scenes and museumwide exhibitions. First Sat of every month, 11:30am-12:30pm. Museum hours Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm; closed Mon. 705 Front St, Santa Cruz, 831.429.1964.

5/::3@73A 1=<B7<C7<5 Cabrillo College Gallery Insistence of Memory. The artwork of David Linger and Randy Hussong, screen printing on porcelain and mixed media. Thru Mar 11.

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Masaoka Glass Design Bella Amore. Glass work and paintings. Thru Mar 12. 13766 Center St, Carmel Valley.

Michaelangelo Gallery Robynn Smith: Works on Wood and Paper. The Santa Cruz artist uses contrasting images to create detailed print comparisons of the wretched and the sublime, life and death, light and dark. Artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reception Friday Mar. 4, 6-8:30pm. Thru Mar 31. Sat-Sun, 11am-5pm; weekdays by appointment. 1111 River St, Santa Cruz, 831.426.5500.

Pajaro Valley Arts Council A Harvest of Images: Pajaro Valley Impressions. Monterey Bay area printmakers have created over 100 images that speak to the geography, history, agriculture, labor, cultures and habitats of the Pajaro Valley region. Artist reception March 13, 2-4pm. Thru Apr 17. Free. 37 Sudden St, Watsonville, 831.722.3062.

Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center In the Creative Spirit. Featuring pieces in a variety of media, from handmade scarves, jewelry, glass, ceramics, paintings, prints, baskets, sculpture, textiles. Wed-Sun, noon-6pm. Thru Apr 26. Free. 9341 Mill St, Ben Lomond. 831.336.3513.

Santa Cruz Rehearsal Studios Monsters Never Die. Prints and paintings by artist/illustrator Kenny Srivijittak, inspired by romantic failures, childhood nostalgia, the people that


;=<AB3@A<3D3@273 Local artist and illustrator Kenny Srivijittakar exhibits his prints and paintings inspired by romantic failures, childhood nostalgia and imagination as part of the First Friday Art Walk. Friday, March 4, 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8pm. Santa Cruz Rehearsal Studios, 118 Coral St., Santa Cruz. Free;

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Jesus, Politics and Empire: Then and Now How did Christianity grow from a small dissident band led by a peasant in Galilee into a religion that served the political needs of an empire? How does empire work in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;democraticâ&#x20AC;? world? Scholars of the Jesus Seminar will explore these and other questions. The program is part of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jesus Seminar on the Roadâ&#x20AC;? series sponsored by Westar Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to religious literacy. Fri, Mar 4. $20-$75. First Congregational Church of Santa Cruz, 900 High St, Santa Cruz, 877.523.3545.



Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association Educational Workshop: Partnering With Your Doctor

13:30@/B7=<=4B63;CA3 The 29th annual reading of poetry and short fiction and nonfiction by 20 local lady scribes. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event honors Kate Aver Avraham, mother, breast cancer survivor and author of the collection Perhaps the Truth Is Also Blue. Saturday, March 5, 7:30pm. Tickets $16 adv/$18 door/ $8 Cabrillo student. Cabrillo Music Recital Hall, 6500 Soquel Dr., Aptos. 831.464.8983. 1 # surround him and the imaginary. Artist reception Friday, Mar 4, 6-9pm. Thru Mar 31. 118 Coral St, Santa Cruz, 831.425.7277.

Sesnon Gallery Chip Lord: Public Spaces. Chip Lord has dedicated much of his practice over the last 20 years to the changing landscape of urban and video projects. Thru Mar 5. UCSC, Porter College, Santa Cruz, 831.459.2273.

Tannery Arts Center First Friday Art Tour. Buses will be guiding individuals to all of the latest art openings and happenings in the greater downtown area. Starting at the Tannery and the Wharf. First Fri of every month, 5:30pm. $5. 1040 River St, Santa Cruz.

Events /@=C<2 B=E< Bingo Benefit for Soquel High Sports Soquel High Knights football program gets the bucks from this weekly bingo night. Buyin $15; doors open 5pm; early birds 6:15pm, games 6:30pm. Tue, Mar 8, 6:30pm. $15. Santa Cruz Elks Lodge, 150 Jewell St, Santa Cruz.

Newt Night at Rancho del Oso The parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nature and History Center will host informative displays on newts and have newt songs and a newt-night hike. Dress in layers and please bring a flashlight. This

event is rain or shine. Newts love the rain. Sat, Mar 5, 6pm. Free. Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center, 3600 Hwy 1, Davenport, 831.427.2288.

Women and Menopause: Our Evolving Sexualities Calling all perimenopausal, menopausal and postmenopausal women for a Hot Flash Party! Is your body facing new challenges? This workshop that will focus on the changes that menopause brings about in womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bodies with regards to sexuality. There will be an educational component, self-reflection, group sharing, door prizes and refreshments. A benefit for Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, facilitated by Amy Cooper, Ph.D. Thu, Mar 3, 7-9pm. $20-$25. Pure Pleasure, 204 Church St, Santa Cruz, 831.466.9870.

:7B3@/@G 3D3<BA Celebration of the Muse Poetry Reading The countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s longest-running literary event featuring 20 local women authors, including Kate Aver Avraham, Terri Drake, Marilyn Robertson, Ellen Treen, Ziggy Rendler-Bregman, Peggy Heinrich, Julie Hannah Brower, Beth Benjamin, April Reed, Jessica Woods, Patricia Zylius, Kim Scheiblauer, Ellen Bass, Wilma Marcus Chandler, Angie Boissevain, Susan Freeman, Jo-Ann Birch, Maggie Paul, Lisa Allen Ortiz and Danusha LamĂŠris. Sat, Mar 5, 7:30pm. $8-$18. Cabrillo Music Recital Hall, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, 831.464.8983.

Friday Shakespeare Club Seeking new women members to join us in the study of the bardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plays. Call

for times and locations. Fri, Mar 4. Free. 831.421.0930.

Marc Shargel and Fred Keeley Marc Shargel, sea life photographer and author of the Wonders of the Sea coffee-table book series on marine life of the California coast, and Fred Keeley, marine policy maker, former legislator and current County Treasurer, will host an evening of beauty and wonder, an opportunity to explore and appreciate the life beneath Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coastal ocean. Wed, Mar 2, 7pm. Free. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.460.3232.

Peggy Orenstein Orenstein will read and sign copies of her book, Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches From the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture, in which she ventures to the land of Disney and American Girl Place, braves a Miley Cyrus concert, ponders the meaning of child beauty pageants and seeks out girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; virtual presence online. Wed, Mar 2, 7:30pm. Free. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 41st Ave, Capitola, 831.462.4415.

T.C. Boyle Principally set on the wild Channel Islands off the coast of Santa Barbara, Boyleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s powerful new novel, When the Killingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Done, combines pulse-pounding adventure with a richly humane tale regarding the dominion we attempt to exert, for better or worse, over the natural world. The author will read and sign copies of his book. Mon, Mar 7, 7:30pm. Free. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 41st Ave, Capitola, 831.462.4415 .

The Writerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Journey With Laura Davis A monthly introductory

evening of writing practice and place to explore writing as a way to know yourself better, with local and seventime author Laura Davis. Mon, Mar 7, 7:30pm. Free. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.423.0900.

:31BC@3A Alternative Energy From Waste: Local Agencies Lead the Nation As one of the most potent greenhouse gases, methane produced by landfills has remained an important focus of legislators and environmentalists alike. Two local agencies, the Monterey Regional Waste Management District and the Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority, have made great strides in reducing methane through the application of fundamental principles and novel technologies. The general managers of both will speak at the event. Wed, Mar 2, 5:30-8pm. $5-$20. Hartnell College, 156 Homestead Ave, Salinas, 831.759.6037.

Conference of Association of Environmental Professionals This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theme is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Navigating the Waters: Planning in a Sea of Change,â&#x20AC;? born from the current climate of changing public policies and priorities, funding uncertainties, transformative state and federal regulations and the evolution of new technologies. Panelists and speakers include experts in the areas of coastal and climate-change planning, solar and water sensitive infrastructure, regulatory permitting foralternative energy projects and environmental constraints

A workshop designed for people experiencing memory loss and their care partners. Be aware and get the care you need. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Partnering with your Doctorâ&#x20AC;? will teach you what questions to ask your doctor, what records you need to keep that will help your doctor and help you get the most out of your office visits, techniques that will help strengthen communication between you and your doctor, how a strong partnership can reduce the stress of managing Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disease. Tue, Mar 8, 2-3:30pm. Elena Baskin Senior Center, 1777 Capitola Rd, Santa Cruz.

Dine Out for Planned Parenthood Mar Monteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Westside Health Center Dine at Hulaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Island Grill any Monday in March and Westside Health Center, operated by Planned Parenthood Mar Monte (PPMM), receives 10 percent of all sales as part of Hulaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mahalo Mondays Program. Your support allows Planned Parenthood Mar Monte to continue providing high quality, affordable care at a critical time for women and families who have lost jobs, homes and access to health care. Mon Thru Mar 28. Hulaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Island Grill, 221 Cathcart St, Santa Cruz, 831.426.4852.

Red Cross Mobile Blood Drives Drives occur at several locations countywide each month; for schedule and locations call 800.733.2767.

SC Diversity Center Provides services, support and socializing for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning individuals and their allies. Diversity Center, 1117 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.425.5422.

Sigma Alpha of Omega Nu Scholarships Applications are now available to seniors graduating from Aptos, Harbor, Santa Cruz, Soquel, San Lorenzo Valley, Scotts Valley, Pacific Collegiate, Delta and Cypress Charter High Schools, as

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/<7;/:7<AB7<1B T. C. BOYLE poses difficult questions that he knows will involve answers that are entertaining and thought-provokingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but never clear. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an ardent researcher and an intuitive writer. He lives in the spectrum between the two and knows better than most that man and nature are a continuum. Where one ends and the other begins depends on whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s asking the question, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where Boyle starts having fun. His new novel, When the Killingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Done, is a powerful, bleakly humorous adventure that pits Alma Boyd Takesue, a National Park Service biologist, against Dave LaJoy, an animal rights activist. Alma is fighting to preserve the natural species on the California Channel Islands by killing off the invasive rats and pigs introduced by humans; Dave is determined to preserve the lives of all animals, natural or invasive. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re both fighting for the same utopia, but they have rather different ideas as to how that perfect society might work. Getting there involves a fair amount of dirty tricks and escalating violence. But Boyleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s poetic evocation of destructive storms off our coast is a powerful reminder that the earth itself is capable of violence. The hairless apes cowering in flimsy shelters can offer only a pale imitation. Boyle takes us into the minds and the lives of those apes, and the fun comes when we realize weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking in the mirror. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the ultimate invasive species. Boyle is just as fun in person; heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s every bit as darkly hilarious and entertaining as his novels. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wicked and smart, a force of nature who revels in the humor he finds by embracing opposing points of view. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll make you think, make you laugh and then, When the Killingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Done, make you wonder why. (Rick Kleffel)

T.C. BOYLE reads from â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;When the Killingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Done,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Monday, March 7, 7:30pm, at Capitola Book CafĂŠ, 1475 41st Ave., Capitola. Free.

well as Cabrillo and UCSC students. Students must plan to attend a public college or university in California. Contact your schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s counseling office or Omega Nu Scholarship Chairperson, Patty Locatelli. Thru Mar 31. 831.332.6431.

Support and Recovery Groups Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s: Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Assn., 831.464.9982. Cancer: Katz Cancer Resource Center, 831.351.7770; WomenCARE, 831.457.2273. Candida: 831.471.0737. Chronic Pain: American Chronic Pain Association, 831.423.1385. Grief and Loss: Hospice,

831.430.3000. Lupus: Jeanette Miller, 831.566.0962. Men Overcoming Abusive Behavior: 831.464.3855. SMART Recovery: 831.462.5470. Trans Latina women: Mariposas, 831.425.5422. Trichotillomania: 831.457.1004. Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bipolar/Depression Peer Support: 831.345.7190. 12-Step Programs: 831.454. HELP (4357).

Yoga Instruction Pacific Cultural Center: 35+ classes per week, 831.462.8893. SC Yoga: 45 classes per week, 831.227.2156. TriYoga: numerous weekly classes,

831.464.8100. Also: Yoga Within at Aptos Station, 831.687.0818; Om Room School of Yoga, 831.429.9355; Pacific Climbing Gym, 831.454.9254; Aptos Yoga Center, 831.688.1019; Twin Lotus Center, 831.239.3900.

Zen, Vipassana, Basic: Intro to Meditation Zen: SC Zen Center, Wed, 5:45pm, 831.457.0206. Vipassana: Vipassana SC, Wed 6:30-8pm, 831.425.3431. Basic: Land of the Medicine Buddha, Wed, 5:30-6:30pm, 831.462.8383. Zen: Ocean Gate Zendo, first Tue each month 6:30-7pm. All are free.

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28 Jazz Presenters since 1975

Thursday, March 3 U 7 pm

REBECCA COUPE FRANKS QUARTET Concert: $12/Adv $15/Door Jazz & Dinner: $24.60/Adv

Monday, March 7 U 7 & 9 pm

AL DI MEOLA WORLD SINFONIA Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody Tour 2011 $28/Adv $31/Dr, No Jazztix/Comps Sponsored by Universal Audio, Inc.

Thursday, March 10 U 7 & 9 pm

SFJAZZ Collective The Music of Stevie Wonder

$28/Adv $31/Dr, No Jazztix/Comps Sponsored by A Train Law Group

Monday, March 14 U 7 pm



Dinner served Mondays & Thursdays beginning at 6pm. Serving premium wines & microbrewed beers. Snacks & desserts available all other nights. All age venue. Advance tickets at Logos Books & Records and online at Tickets subject to service charge and 5% S.C. Admissions Tax.

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s becoming an overused comparison, but Jake Smith, also known as the White Buffalo, sounds a lot like Eddie Vedder. He has a rugged, massive voice that he has to rein in to wrap around a song, his lyrics are emotional and passionate and the Vedder-esque kicker is that he rocks the super-tight vibrato that makes Vedder fans swoon. But all parallels aside, the White Buffalo is an immensely talented singer, songwriter and guitarist who is making a big name for himself in neo-folk, country and underground-roots circles. Crepe Place; $10 adv/$12 door; 9pm. (Cat Johnson)

Like the legendary Oakland-based funk ensemble Tower of Power, the Bay Areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beaufunk brings to the scene a bass-and-horn-heavy mashup of R&B, soul, jazz, funk and blues and tosses into the mix a heaping serving of New Orleans get-down. Joining forces with the sultry and sensational Tammi Brown, who can sing the sad right out of a ballad then set the joint hopping with a house-shaking dance number, Beaufunk is bringing the spirit of Mardi Gras to Santa Cruz with their tight grooves, dance-all-night energy and New Orleans funk appeal. Don Quixoteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; $10; 8pm. (CJ)

Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a timelessness and authenticity to the blue-eyed Southern soul of J.J. Grey that transcends mere throwback. Greyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bourbon-soaked baritone is infused with the grit of the Deep South, and his backing band provides ace accompaniment that is thoroughly steeped in old-school R&B, swamp blues and country rock. These are common influences for contemporary Southern rockers, but Grey produces alchemy with them, setting aside bombast or cliche in favor of limber and soulful stomps. Greyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest release, Georgia Warhorse, is the work of a one-time precocious mimic who has come into his own, aware of the rich musical traditions that inform his style but in command of his own voice. Moeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alley; $15; 8pm. (Paul M. Davis)


6=CA3=44:=G2 This Pink Floyd cover band comprised of veteran Bay Area musicians uses 21st-century technology to re-create the complete Pink Floyd experience of the therapeutic trip both for those who never got to see the original band live and for those wanting to relive musical history. At some shows, House of Floyd plays original setlists from actual Pink Floyd concerts; at others, they perform custom House of Floyd mixes. House of Floydâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s repertoire ranges from Piper at the Gates of Dawn all the way to The Division Bell. Although Dark Side of the Moon may be an allusion to lunacy, the listener doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be crazy to be captivated by timeless psychedelic overtones. Rio Theatre; $25 adv/ $30 door; 8pm. (Maya Weeks)


>=@B3@ @=07<A=< It looks like the 18-year-old electrohouse music phenom from Chapel Hill, N.C., is skipping a lot of school to tour North America, but Porter Robinson is maintaining a 4.0 GPA in

his senior year. This weekend brings him to Santa Cruz, where he will spin intense, energy-rich tunes for a slamminâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; dance floor. Robinson, who produces his own sounds and has collaborated with Canadian DJ Lazy Rich, got heavily into electro house at age 15; since then, he says, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gained experience with live performances and disc jockeying. His music sounds good, he looks good and the bass feels good, too. Catalyst; $19; 8pm. (MW)


:7H1/@@=:: Fiddler Liz Carroll has the unique distinction of being the first Americanborn musician to receive a Grammy nomination for playing traditional Irish music for Double Play, her 2009 duet album with exâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Solas member John Doyle. The prestigious nod, however, is just one of many awards that Carroll has racked up, including fellowships, master status and Library of Congress induction. Her energetic style, dazzling technique and celebrated compositional skills have placed her among the finest in her field and established her as one of the great ambassadors of contemporary Celtic music. Don Quixoteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; $17; 7pm. (CJ)

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Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a garage-blues element to the Heartless Bastardsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; sound that is reminiscent of former labelmates the Black Keys, with a sensibility and energy that recalls â&#x20AC;&#x2122;90s indie rock and punk. As the band has matured, its sonic palette has opened up to include acoustic elements, but the Heartless Bastards never lose sight of the primal simplicity that is their best asset. Moeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alley; $12; 8:30pm. (PMD)

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Mar 9 Andre Nickatina (Ages 16+) Mar 10 Fashawn Atrium (Ages 16+) Mar 11 Vital SC: Excision (Ages 18+) Mar 12 Iration/ The Holdup (Ages 16+) Mar 12 Ploughman Atrium (Ages 21+) Mar 16 Big Gigantic Atrium (Ages 16+) Mar 17 The Wild Rovers Atrium (Ages 21+) Mar 18 Primus/ MIRV (Ages 21+) Mar 19 State Radio (Ages 16+) Mar 19 Jason Bond & the Committee Atrium (Ages 21+) Mar 22 The Green/ Thrive Atrium (Ages 16+) Apr 6 Dark Star Orchestra (Ages 21+) Apr 15 G. Love & Special Sauce (Ages 21+) Apr 16 Yonder Mtn. String Band (Ages 21+) Apr 29 The Devil Makes Three (Ages 21+) Unless otherwise noted, all shows are dance shows with limited seating. Tickets subject to city tax & service charge by phone 866-384-3060 & online


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Film Capsules <3E THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU (PG-13; 124 min.) Matt Damon plays a charismatic U.S. Senate candidate who falls in love with a ballet dancer (Emily Blunt) after a chance meeting in a public restroom. Damonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s character is never meant to meet the woman again, but to the chagrin of the Adjustment Bureau, a group of shadowy agents whose job it is to assure everything goes according to a set plan, the pair manage to run into each other once more. Together the couple must evade the agents if they have any hope of being

together in spite of destinyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s official plan. Written by Phillip K. Dick. (Opens Fri at 41st Ave, Riverfront Twin and Green Valley.)

BEASTLY (PG-13; 95 min.) Reasonably amusing redo of Beauty and the Beast. Manhattan preppie Kyle (Alex Pettyfer) insults a goth girl witch and is transformed into a scarred creature until some other lady declares love for him. It starts out like a young-readers version of American Psycho, complete with white-on-white-on-white luxury furnishings, but then it turns into a nouveau fairy tale with too much time on


its hands. As a blind tutor, Neil Patrick Harris lazes around like David Wayne in an old MGM musical. Former Disney pixie Vanessa Hudgens plays Lindy, the neo-hippie beauty compelled to live with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hunterâ&#x20AC;? (Kyleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beast name). Grossed by Bulgari jewels, she loves Hunter S. Thompson, Che and Machu Picchuâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;this makes for an agreeable sequence of building an urban greenhouse out of salvaged materials, as well as an equally charming scene at the school where a loudspeaker calls out, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bus for Machu Picchu now leaving!â&#x20AC;? Lines like that make director/ writer Daniel Barnz potentially

someone to watch, but heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got to cinch up and salt the slower material. The witch herself, Kendra, is played by Mary-Kate Olsen (!) in various guises, with a little crescent tattoo around one eye like a German dueling scar. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s costumed as a ghoul Louise Brooks, a dead Faye Dunaway and an eldritch Stevie Nicks. The potential twist this material needs could have been Hunter/Kyle falling for her: once youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had the dark side you never go back. Kendraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s curtain call suggests Beastlyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sympathies for the devilish. (Opens Fri at Santa Cruz 9 and Green Valley.) (RvB)

CARMEN 3D (Unrated; 245 min)

Carmen is a Gypsy woman who steals the heart of Army corporal Don Jose, and then the heart of a bullfighter named Escamillo; all hell breaks loose when her scorned first lover finds out about the second. The production of Georges Bizetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous opera, performed at Londonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Royal Opera House, was filmed for screening in 3D. (Plays Sat 10am at Santa Cruz 9.)

DISTRICT 9 (2009) In Peter Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sci-fi thriller about an alien population living by government mandate in a Johannesburg ghetto known only as District 9â&#x20AC;&#x201D;that is, until they find an unlikely champion

Showtimes are for Wednesday, March 2, through Wednesday, March 9, unless otherwise indicated. Programs and showtimes are subject to change without notice.

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ED WOOD (1994) A biopic starring Johnny Depp as the prodigious American screenwriter, director, producer, actor, author and editor. Directed and produced by Tim Burton; Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette, and Bill Murray play supporting roles. (Plays Thu 8pm at Santa Cruz 9.) THE HOUSEMAID (Unrated; 106 min.) A Korean erotic thriller about an au pair who becomes entangled in a love triangle with the married upper-class couple that employs her. The film, which was nominated for the 2010 Cannes Film Festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highest honor, is a remake of a 1960s Korean film by the same name. (Opens Fri at the Nick.) THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED (Unrated; 105 min.) Based on neurologist Oliver Sacksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; case study â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Last Hippie,â&#x20AC;? the film follows a father, Henry, as he struggles to help his son, Gabriel, who has developed a massive brain tumor. After the tumor is successfully removed, it becomes clear that Gabrielâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to create new memories has been permanently damaged. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when the family pursues an unorthodox rock & roll music treatment to help him recover. (Plays Tue 7pm at Del Mar.) NIXON IN CHINA (Unrated; 220 min.) This weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s encore presentation of The Met: Live in HD is a production of John Adamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 1987 opera about President Nixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1972 trip to China. The three-act opera relates the anticipation of the trip, Pat Nixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tour of rural China and experience of the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s propaganda system, and the coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last night in the country, which is spent dancing the foxtrot with other foreign dignitaries. (Plays Wed 3/2 at Santa Cruz 9.) NORAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S WILL (2008) Released in Spain under the title Cinco DĂ­as Sin Nora, the film centers around Jose, who has just learned that his ex-wife Nora has committed suicide. Before bidding adios to this cruel world, Nora devised a crafty plan that obligates Jose to take care of her funeral arrangements. Things go awry

when the rabbi informs Jose that, due to Passover, his exwifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s body cannot be buried for at least five days. (Opens Fri at the Nick.)

RANGO (PG; 107 min.) In an animated film about the perils of trying to fit in, a pet chameleon called Rango (voiced by Johnny Depp) is a little out of his depth when he escapes his terrarium home and ends up in the Wild West. Rango quickly becomes the sheriff of the town of Dirt, but struggles with the consequences that his new life has on his sense of self. Also featuring the vocal talents of Isla Fisher, Bill Nighy, Abigail Breslin and Alfred Molina. (Opens Fri at 41 Ave, Santa Cruz 9, Scotts Valley and Green Valley.) SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON (1960) In the classic live action Disney film made all the more timely by recent pirate activity in international waters, an industrious Swiss family is en route to New Guinea when it is chased into a squall by a swashbuckling crew of outlaws on the high seas. Shipwrecked on a deserted island, the family proceeds to construct the most awesome tree house in film, or any other, history. When the pirates storm the island, the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ingenuity is further put to the test as the members mount an insurgency. (Plays Sat and Sun at Aptos.) TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT (R; 97 min.) In a film loosely based on the thumping Eddie Money â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s party anthem of the same name, a brother and sister team (Topher Grace and Anna Faris) grapple with what to make of their postcollege selves. On Labor Day weekend 1988, they attend a party together; she gets a marriage proposal and he tries to trick the girl of his dreams (Teresa Palmer) into liking him by pretending he works at the at the estimable Goldman Sachs instead of the factually accurate Suncoast Video. (Opens Fri at Santa Cruz 9 and Green Valley.)

@3D73EA ANOTHER YEAR (PG-13; 129 min.) As suffused with harmony as a great work of Asian art, alive with the wit and compassion that have made Mike Leigh a master director of comedies. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a study in dichotomy: an aging, hard-working couple (Ruth Sheen, Jim Broadbent) in the

suburbs of London contrasted with the life of their highmaintenance friend Mary (Lesley Manville). If Another Year is a four-paneled study instead of a wide canvas like Secrets and Lies, the figures are deep and well conceived, perhaps idealized but not sweetened. (RvB)

BARNEYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S VERSION (R; 132 min.) Director Richard J. Lewisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; version of Mordecai Richlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1997 novel skews melodramatic and inappropriately touching. Setting the novel aside, though, Lewisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; comedy is an unusually intelligent and sarcastic film. Paul Giamatti is the Barney in question, a harried but wealthy Montreal TV producer. Barneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three marriagesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to Rachelle Lefevre, Minnie Driver and Rosamund Pikeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;were catastrophes of different varieties. As this artist of the perfect squelch, Giamatti is bracingly cast, and one canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t imagine anyone else in the part. (RvB) BIUTIFUL (R; 147 min.) In Barcelonaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Santa Coloma district, Uxbal (Javier Bardem) has learned that he has stage-four prostate cancer. His estranged wife, Marambra (Maricel Ă lvarez), is a promiscuous bipolar case who is too close to Uxbalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brother, Tito (Eduard FernĂĄndez). His two children are growing up neglected. Seeing the end in sight, Uxbal works night and day. The beauty of anything but rot is either missing or bruised in director Alfonso GonzĂĄlez Iùårrituâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s film. There is no fun for the poor in a neighborhood IĂąarritu rhapsodizes about, neither in color itself nor in sex. At a strip club, with mutant dancers decorated with extra nipples on their asses, Biutiful goes beyond its belabored world-is-a-ghetto point right into straight disgustorama. (RvB) CEDAR RAPIDS (R; 86 min.) (R; 86 min.) Michael Aretaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comedyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;his bestâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;comes out in favor of the pleasures of the flesh. Based on a robust script by Phil Johnston, the film chronicles the transformative dirty weekend of a meek Wisconsin insurance executive, Tim Lippe (Ed Helms). The Best Westernish business hotel in Cedar Rapids looks like Xanadu to him, and there he meets a team of fun lovers: square but friendly Ronald (Isiah Whitlock Jr.), a playful mom who is comfy

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in a government official who learns about their advanced biotechnology. The film, which highlights themes of xenophobia, was a sleeper hit with audiences in 2009 and was nominated for a slew of Academy Awards, including Best Picture. (Plays Fri and Sat at Del Mar.)

with her sexuality (Anne Heche, excellent) and the life of the convention, Dean Ziegler (John C. Reilly). Reilly, who seemed at first to be headed for Rod Steiger roles, did a 180-degree turn to become one fantastically adept comedian (Walk Hard, Step Brothers). His Dean is beautifully obscene, a rare example of a coarse jackass who brings hilarity to every gesture, every unprintable under-the-breath comment. (RvB)

THE FIGHTER (R; 115 min.) Road-crew laborer and striving boxer Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) of Lowell, Mass., has been training all his life with his elder halfsibling, Dicky Eklund (Christian Bale). One little problem with the elder half-brotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work: heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a hopeless crack addict. One evening, Micky meets a weary bartender, Charlene (Amy Adams), Charlene is tough enough to fight off Wardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overprotective family: a gaggle of seven highhaired, sharp-nailed sisters, mothered by Alice (Melissa Leo). Wahlberg, a child of a family of nine, couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have been better cast. Bale has to jump around a bit more; this is not his milieu or his accent, and his acting gets a bit more flamboyant. As the generic title indicates, this is a boxing film, and director David O. Russell has to depend on some necessities of the genre, including the slo-mo, sweat-splashing punch to the jaw. As usual in a boxerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biopic, the height of the career arc, the narrowness of the victories and even the size of the opponents are exaggerated. If the facts are slightly fast and loose, so, blessedly, is Russellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s direction. (RvB) I AM NUMBER FOUR (PG-13; 104 min.) This 4 on a scale of 10 kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; sci-fi movie has a â&#x20AC;&#x153;based on the Scholastic Book Service novelâ&#x20AC;? vibe. Teen warriors from outer space live among us, tattooed for some reason with figures that look like graphics from an Asteroids video game; theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hunted by pig-toothed villains with open sinuses, and meanwhile we pitiful earthlings are ignorant of it all. Way too much Gough and Miller in the script. Some signs of Marti Noxonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hand on the script in the arrival of a female battler played by Teresa Palmer. The stiff, callow lead, Alex Pettyfer, and the strikingly pretty Dianna Agron


bssbohjoh!ijt!fy.xjgfĂ&#x2013;t!gvofsbm!jo!uif!Tqbojti!Ă&#x;mn!Ă&#x2022;OpsbĂ&#x2013;t!Xjmm/Ă&#x2013; (as the old-school Kodak-film fancying girl the alien meets) were an off-screen couple, but youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d never know it. Hard PG violence goes badly with the kid-safe tone. (RvB)

THE ILLUSIONIST (PG; 80 min.) It is a pretty thing, but can you call The Illusionist Jacques Tati? Sylvain Chomet directs this animated feature based on an unproduced script by the auteur of M. Hulotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Holiday and others. Compared with Chometâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Triplets of Belleville this new film seems underpowered and faint. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to make an entire movie out of wistfulness. Tatischeff (Tatiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s real name) is an aging stage magician who holes up in a theatrical hotel with other smalltimers. But Tatischeff has company: a young girl who believes that his conjuring tricks are authentic magic. The cityscapes glow enchantingly; the tinted melancholy seascapes show that if 2-D animation is really on its way out, Hayao Miyazaki wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be its only pallbearer. (RvB) THE KINGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SPEECH (R; 118 min.) Colin Firth gives a deeply affecting portrayal of a shame-wracked man born and bred to be a spokesman, yet who is handicapped with a crippling stammer. In the 1930s, Firth is the Duke of York, a family man with two daughters and a wife named Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter). The stammering Duke, known to his family as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bertie,â&#x20AC;? is the official spare to the heir, next in line

to the Prince of Wales. A superlatively cast Guy Pearce embodies this Edwardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s upper-class shadiness and monstrous entitlement. The Prince is the love slave of a twice-married American named Simpson; his affair and his indifference to world troubles are pushing events to a constitutional crisis. The man tapped to solve it is Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), an Australian speech therapist tasked with helping the Duke find his voice on the eve of Englandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entry into World War II. Rushâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wit and nimbleness counterpoints this story of majesty, which is almost exactly as tragic as it is comic. (RvB)

NO STRINGS ATTACHED (R; 108 min.) Street credless but not so bad romcom is a strong comeback for Ivan Reitman, despite how he stalls it out with delays and uncomfortable slang. Can we believe that Natalie Portman is a beautiful L.A. physician who works like a maniac and wants a sex life with no demands? Why not. Can Ashton Kutcher play Adam, a likable but not brilliant aspiring TV scriptwriter who lucks into meeting the demands of the abovementioned Emma? Naturally. Can both of these statuscrossed lovers be linked by issues about their respective fathers, which would give them a lack of trust? Simplicity itself; Alvinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dad here is a former â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s sitcom star played ably and wickedly by Kevin Kline. (RvB)

OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS, ANIMATED (Unrated; 85 min.) A screening of the five films in contention for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Academy Award for Best Short Film, Animated. OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS, LIVE ACTION (Unrated; 106 min.) A screening of the five films in contention for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Academy Award for Best Short Film, Live Action. UNKNOWN (PG-13, 113 min.) Another version of a plot that could be described this time around as â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Gentleman Vanishes.â&#x20AC;? Liam Neeson, arriving in Berlin, loses his attachĂŠ case and his memory, and finds himself battling against an international plot. Oh, for the days when Berlin was sinister. Director Jaume Collet-Serra sniffs around the city seeking the scent of fear. There are a few diverting Fritz Lang moments: a fight in a bomb-struck hotel, a stint at a scary clinic and the ruined, ultracynical visage of Bruno Ganz as an ex-Stasi detective with a nasty cough. The film tries to get us into the spirit of what Ganz euphemistically describes as â&#x20AC;&#x153;the good old days,â&#x20AC;? but when weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re zoning out on the streetscapes, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all too clear that Berlin is now the capital of a wellscrubbed, prosperous and efficient nation. Neeson is certainly tough enough, weary and mystified; Diana Kruger is a fine gamine as the taxidriving good girl. As Neesonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife, a rigid January Jones is to the Hitchcock blonde what Unknown is to the Hitchcock movie. (RvB)

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BREW VELVET Miriam Victor of Red knows her suds.

Brew Ha Ha


B6/B¸A0@3E;7AB@3AAB=G=C The blatantly retro @SR @SabOc`O\bO\R:]c\UShas always championed distinctive beers such

as Chimay Cinq Cents and Boont Black IPA. And if all goes well next month, it will have its own cicerone, or certiďŹ ed beer expert. UCSC graduate ;W`WO[DWQb]` already has almost three years of learning the food and beverage biz at Red under her belt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Artfully crafted beer is a big movement,â&#x20AC;? she notes, handing me a snifter of deep chocolate-hued India Pale Ale (yes, IPAs can be dark) loaded with toastiness and creamy depths. Victor has helped to create some of the famous beer and food dinners at Redâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sister restaurant, 515, in an effort â&#x20AC;&#x153;to spread the word that beer is not only a sophisticated drink, but that it goes very well with food,â&#x20AC;? she explains. Victor started checking out the making of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest beverage several years ago at C\Q][[]\0`SeS`a. And after arduous on-the-job training at Red, she is ready for the next step â&#x20AC;&#x201D;to take a special exam next month in San Francisco to become the equivalent of a sommelier in the beer world. So what does it take to become a cicerone? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a three-hour written exam,â&#x20AC;? she begins, showing me a notebook bulging with details about techniques, origins and qualities of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bewildering array of beers. Then Victor and other candidates will undergo blind tastings in which they will have to identify whether there are ďŹ&#x201A;aws in a given brew and if so, what kind and how they occur. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to identify styles such as pilsner, lager, porter, stout or ale. Finally, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a 15-minute oral exam about proper serving techniques. When she completes the rigorous test, Miriam Victor will hold a rare honor in â&#x20AC;&#x153;a movement dominated by men.â&#x20AC;? She hopes one day to become a certiďŹ ed Master Cicerone. Stop by Red and wish her luck! B=>>:/B3A Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re mad for the gorgeously intricate side veggie at :O>]abO involving some unlikely bedfellows. CauliďŹ&#x201A;ower is a muchmaligned vegetable whose pungent aroma is often difficult to overlook. But in the hands of chef 9ObVS`W\SAbS`\ it reaches epic heights, its inherent bitterness tamed by a brilliantly balanced sauce of raisins and capers (the sweet and the salty), the buttery crunch of pine nuts and that most Italian of all top notes, fresh parsley. This is a contorno to change your childhood resistance to cauliďŹ&#x201A;ower. AS\RbW^aOP]cbT]]ReW\SO\RRW\W\URWaQ]dS`WSab]1V`WabW\OEObS`a ObfbW\O.Q`chW]Q][@SORVS`PZ]UObVbb^(QV`WabW\OeObS`aQ][

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ST. PATRICKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DAY THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011

Corned Beef & Cabbage

Dinerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guide

Our selective list of area restaurants includes those that have been favorably reviewed in print by Santa Cruz Weekly food critics and others that have been sampled but not reviewed in print. All visits by our writers are made anonymously, and all expenses are paid by Metro Santa Cruz. AG;0=:A;/23A7;>:3(+C\RS`+#+$ + O\Rc^

Price Ranges based on average cost of dinner entree and salad, excluding alcoholic beverages


Pints of Guinness $5 Irish Car Bomb $5 Zeldaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Famous Irish Coffee $4

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$$ Aptos


$$$ Aptos $$$ Aptos

$$ Aptos

207 Searidge Rd, 831.685.0610

8017 Soquel Dr, 831.688.1233 :/03::/D7B/07AB@=

257 Center Ave, 831.685.8111 A3D3@7<=¸A5@7::

7500 Old Dominion Ct, 831.688.8987

Indian. Authentic Indian dishes and specialties served in a comfortable dining room. Lunch buffet daily 11:30am-2:30pm; dinner daily 5pm to close. American and specialty dishes from the British and Emerald Isles. Full bar. Children welcome. Happy hour Mon-Fri 2-6pm. Open daily 11am to 2am. Italian. Ambience reminiscent of a small trattoria in the streets of Italy, serving handmade lasagna, pasta dishes, gnocchi and fresh fish. Wed-Sun, Lunch 11am-2pm, Dinner 5-9pm. Continental California cuisine. Breakfast all week 6:30-11am, lunch all week 11am-2pm; dinner Fri-Sat 5-10pm, Sun-Thu 5-9pm.

H/;33<;327B3@@/<3/< Middle Eastern/Mediterranean. Fresh, fast, flavorful. Gourmet

7528 Soquel Dr, 831.688.4465

meat and vegetarian kebabs, gyros, falafel, healthy salads and Mediterranean flatbread pizzas. Beer and wine. Dine in or take out. Tue-Sun 11am-8pm.

1/>7B=:/ $ Capitola 



104 Stockton Ave, 831.479.8888

All day breakfast. Burgers, gyros, sandwiches and 45 flavors of Marianneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Polar Bear ice cream. Open 8am daily.

>/@/27A3ACA67 Japanese. This pretty and welcoming sushi bar serves 200 Monterey Ave, 831.464.3328 superfresh fish in unusual but well-executed sushi combinations. Wed-Mon 11:30am-9pm.



1750 Wharf Rd, 831.475.1511

California Continental. Swordfish and other seafood specials. Dinner Mon-Thu 5:30-9:30pm; Fri 5-10pm; Sat 4-10:30pm; Sun 4-9pm.

AB=19B=<0@72535@7::3 Mediterranean tapas. Innovative menu, full-service bar,


231 Esplanade, 831.464.1933

international wine list and outdoor dining with terrific views in the heart of Capitola Village. Open daily.

$$$ Capitola


203 Esplanade, 831.475.4900

California cuisine. Nightly specials include prime rib and lobster. Daily 7am-2am.


203 Esplande, Capitola, CA 95010 tel. 831-475-4900 |

$$ Santa Cruz

1116 Pacific Ave, 831. 426.7588

$ Santa Cruz

1141 Soquel Ave, 831. 426.5664



$$ Santa Cruz


$$ Santa Cruz


110 Church St, 831.429.2000

1134 Soquel Ave, 831.429.6994


Santa Cruz

2218 East Cliff Dr, 831.476.4560

$ Santa Cruz

460 Seventh Ave, 831.477.2908


$$ Santa Cruz


$$ Santa Cruz


303 Soquel Ave, 831.426.7770

1102 Pacific Ave, 837.420.0135


Santa Cruz

221 Cathcart St, 831.426.4852

Mexican/Seafood/American. Traditional Mexican favorites. Best fajitas, chicken mole, coconut prawns, blackened prime rib! Fresh seafood. Over 50 premium tequilas, daily happy hour w/ half-price appetizers. Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm. California organic meets Southeast Asian street food. Organic noodle & rice bowls, vegan menu, fish & meat options, Vietnamese style sandwiches, eat-in or to-go. Consistent winner â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best Cheap Eats.â&#x20AC;? Open daily 11am-11pm American, California-style. With a great bar scene, casually glamorous setting and attentive waitstaff. Full bar. Mon-Sat 11:30am-10pm, Sun 1-10pm. Crepes and more. Featuring the spinach crepe and Tunisian donut. Full bar. Mon-Thu 11am-midnight, Fri 11am-1am, Sat 10am-1am, Sun 10am-midnight. Seafood. Fresh seafood, shellfish, Midwestern aged beef, pasta specialties, abundant salad bar. Kids menu and nightly entertainment. Harbor and Bay views. Lunch and dinner daily. Mexican. Serving breakfast all day. Popular for our street tacos and handmade Salvadorian pupusas. Vegetarian options made w/ local fresh vegetables & organic tofu. Daily 9: 30am-9:30pm. Americana. Ribs, steaks and burgers are definitely the stars. Full bar. Lunch Mon-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm; dinner Sun-Thu 5:30-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 5:30-10pm. California/full-service bakery. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best Eggs Benedict in Town.â&#x20AC;? Happy Hour Mon-Fri 5-6pm. Halfprice appetizers; wines by the glass. Daily 8am-9pm. â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s Vegas meets â&#x20AC;&#x2122;50s Waikiki. Amazing dining experience in kitchy yet swanky tropical setting. Fresh fish, great steaks,


vegetarian. Full-service tiki bar. Happy-hour tiki drinks. Aloha Fri, Sat lunch 11:30am-5pm. Dinner nightly 5pm-close.

$$ Santa Cruz


516 Front St, 831.421.0706 8=6<<G¸A6/@0=@A723

493 Lake Ave, 831.479.3430

$$$ :/>=AB/ Santa Cruz 538 Seabright Ave, 831.457.2782 $$ Santa Cruz $$ Cruz

Seafood/California. Fresh catch made your way! Plus many other wonderful menu items. Great view. Full bar. Happy hour Mon-Fri. Brunch Sat-Sun 10am-2pm. Open daily. Italian. La Posta serves Italian food made in the old styleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; simple and delicious. Wed-Thu 5-9pm, Fri-Sat 5-9:30pm and Sun 5-8pm.

Fine Mexican cuisine. Opening daily at noon. 49-B Municipal Wharf, 831.458.9393



1319 Pacific Ave, 831.420.1700


Santa Cruz

555 Soquel Ave, 831.458.2321

$$ Santa Cruz


$$ Santa Cruz

Japanese Fusion. Sushi bar, sake bar, vegetarian, seafood, steak in fun atmosphere; kids play area; karaoke every night. Open seven days 5-10pm; Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm.

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$$ Santa Cruz

1220 Pacific Ave, 831.426.9930 A=74

105 Walnut Ave, 831.423.2020

$$ Cruz


$$ Santa Cruz


2415 Mission St, 831.423.9010

710 Front St, 831.427.4444

Thai. Individually prepared with the freshest ingredients, Santa plus ambrosia bubble teas, shakes. Mon-Thu 11:30am-9:30pm, Fri 11:30am-10pm, Sat noon-10pm, Sun noon-9:30pm. Italian-American. Mouthwatering, generous portions, friendly service and the best patio in town. Full bar. Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am, dinner nightly at 5pm. Irish pub and restaurant. Informal pub fare with reliable execution. Lunch and dinner all day, open Mon-Fri 11:30ammidnight, Sat-Sun 11:30am-1:30am. Wine bar with menu. Flawless plates of great character and flavor; sexy menu listings and wines to match. Lunch Wed-Sat noon2pm; dinner Mon-Thu 5-10pm, Fri-Sat 5-11pm, Sun 4-10pm; retail shop Mon 5pm-close, Tue-Sat noon-close, Sun 4pm-close. Pizza. Specializing in authentic Sicilian and square pizza. Santa Homemade pasta, fresh sandwiches, soups, salads and more. Hot slices always ready. Sun-Thu 10am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 10am-11pm. Pizza. Pizza, fresh salads, sandwiches, wings, desserts, beers on tap. Patio dining, sports on HDTV and free WiFi. Large groups and catering. Open and delivering Fri-Sat 11am-2am, Mon-Thu 11am-1am, Sun 11am-midnight.

A/<:=@3<H=D/::3G $$ Felton


6205 Hwy 9, 831.335.1500

Organic Pizza. Everything organic: pizza, lasagna, soup, salad, beer and local wine. Always organic, local produce. Party room seats 32. Weeknights 4-9pm (closed Tue), Fri 4-10pm, Sat 1-10pm, Sun 1-9pm. See menu at

A1=BBAD/::3G $ 63/D3<:G1/43 American. Serving breakfast and lunch daily. Large parties Scotts Valley 1210 Mt. Hermon Rd, 831.335.7311 welcome. Mon-Fri 6:30am-2:15pm, Sat-Sun 7am-2:45pm. $ 87/B3::/¸A Scotts Valley 5600 #D Scotts Valley Dr, 831.438.5005

Cambodian. Fresh kebabs, seafood dishes, soups and noodle bowls with a unique Southeast Asian flair. Beer and wine available. Patio dining. Sun-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm.

A=?C3: $$ Soquel


4724 Soquel Dr, 831.477.1048

Mexican. Open for breakfast. We use no lard in our menu and make your food fresh daily. We are famous for our authentic ingredients such as traditional mole from Oaxaca. Lots of vegetarian options. Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, weekends 8am-9pm.

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VIRGO (Aug. 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sept. 22): I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wouldn nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t try to stop you, Virgo, Virrggo, ifif you you wanted wanted to to go go around around singing singing the the Stone Stone Rosesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Rosesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; song song â&#x20AC;&#x153;I â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Wanna Wanna Be Be Adored.â&#x20AC;? Adored.â&#x20AC;? I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bbee eembarrassed mbarrassed ffor or you you ifif you you turned turned your your head head up up to to the the night night sky sky and and serenaded serenaded the stars with a chant of â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanna be b adored, adored, I deserve deserve to to be be adored, adored, I demand demand to to be be adored.â&#x20AC;? adored.â&#x20AC;? And And I might might even even be be willing willing to to predict predict that that your your wish wish will will be be fulfilledâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;on fulfilledâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;on one one condition, condition, which which is is that that you you also also express express your your artful artful adoration adoration for for some worthy creature. creature. e LIBRA LIBR A (Sept. (S t 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Oct. 23 O t 22): 22) â&#x20AC;&#x153;The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Th diff ddifference erence between b t wordd and the almost rig right word,â&#x20AC;? the right wor ght wor d,â&#x20AC;? said Mark TTwain, wain, â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x153;is is tthe he ddifference ifference bbetween etween llightning ightning aand nd tthe he Because llightning ightning bbug.â&#x20AC;? ug.â&#x20AC;? B ecause tthe he ddifference ifference bbetween etween word word will tthe he rright ight w ord aand nd tthe he aalmost lmost rright ight w ord w ill bbee ssoo days, Libra, urge crucial ffor or you in the coming days s, Libr a, I ur ge you to maintain m aintain eextra xtra vvigilance igilance ttowards owards tthe he ssounds ounds tthat hat ccome ome mouth. But oout ut ooff yyour our m outh. B ut ddonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t onâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bbee ttense ense aand nd rrepressed epressed graceful about it. LLoose, oose, gr aceful vigilancee will actually work Byy tthe way, bbetter. etter. B he w ay, tthe he ddistinction istinction bbetween etween rright ight aand nd important areas almost right will be equally impor rtant in other ar eas of lifee as well. Be adr adroitly discerning. rning. your lif oitly disce

SSCORPIO CORPIO (Oct. 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Nov 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Nov.. 21): â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dear Rob: In your horoscopes write about how we Scorpios will horoscopes you often o interesting e encounter interesting opportunities, invitations to be powerful, and and creative creative breakthroughs. breakthroughs. But But you you rarely rarely powerful, deceptions, selfish selfish deeds, and ugliness of the discuss the deceptions, human heart heart that that might might be be coming coming our our wayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;especially wayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;especially human in regards regards to to what what we we are are capable capable of of ourselves. ourselves. Why Why in M main concern is not in dealing with do you do this? My whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ss going right, righht, ht but rather rather on persevering through through whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s difficulty.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Scorpio â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Scorpio in in the the Shadows Shadows difficulty. You have more more than enough influences Dear Scorpio: You in your your life life that that encourage encourage you you to to be be fascinated fascinated with with in darkness. I may may be be the the only only one one thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s committed committed darkness. to helping helping you you cultivate cultivate the the more more undeveloped undeveloped side side to of your soul: the part that thrives on beauty and jooy. goodness and joy. SSAGITTARIUS AGITTARIUSS (Nov (Nov.. 22â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dec. 21): A Acupuncturists cupuncturists identify an ener g getic point in the ear called the spirit energetic gate. If it â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stuckk closed, the spirit is locked in; if it â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stuck open, the spirit s is always coming and going, rrestless estless and uns settled. What â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ideal, of course, is that unsettled. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the spirit gate iss not stuck in any position. Then the spirit can come and go as it needs to, and also have the option of rretreating ettreating and pr otecting itself protecting itself.. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like yyou ou ttoo iimagine magine tthat hat rright ight nnow ow a sskilled killed aacupuncturist cupuncturist iiss iinserting nserting a nneedle eedle iin n tthe he ttop op ooff yyour our lleft eft eear, ar, w here where it will rremain emain ffor orr about 20 minutes. In the meantime, vvisualize isualize yyour our sspirit pirit ggate ate bbeing eing iin n tthat hat sstate tate ooff harmonious hea alth I described. health

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