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AM I BLUE? I FOUND the article about Blue Mind by Georgia Perry (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blue Brother,â&#x20AC;? Currents, May 30) poetic, accurate and enchanting. I can sometimes smell the ocean when Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m downtown on the mall or at the farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s market, the cool, subtle sea breezes, calming and soporific, whether by day or by night. At night I can hear the distant crash of the waves, although I live past downtown a couple blocks. When Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m actually at the seashore, I feel Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m before a womb of depth and power. Science tells us that all life on Earth originated in the sea, and originally evolved there, and in various spiritual traditions the sea is the waters of the womb of the Goddess, as in the case of Yemaya or

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CARS OFF THE MALL [RE: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Will Pacific Go Both Ways?â&#x20AC;? Currents, May 30]: I think theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking at this the wrong way. If anything, downtown should be shut off completely to auto traffic and made into more of a European-style scenario like Santana Row. Landscaping down the middle with more outdoor seating. My guess is it would improve business by encouraging foot traffic and providing places for patrons to hang out. It would increase the coolness factor, which would draw more people to downtown. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see how two-way traffic does anything but increase auto traffic, noise and pollution. People used to hang out at the Cooper House because of the outdoor seating and friendly outdoor lounging experience. Pecos Davis Felton

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;M sorry.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be doing this.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all I have.â&#x20AC;? The all-too-familiar refrains of the regular credit card user may soon be put to rest thanks to an entirely different plastic invention, a little white square about the size of a thumbnail. In general, smaller establishments prefer cash transactions because they cost the businesses nothing, while each credit card swipe costs businesses a certain percentage on top of the monthly fee they pay just to

have the ability to read cards with what is called a merchant account. The thinking is that if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really supporting small business, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not paying with a card. Problem isâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;who carries cash these days? Caitlin Parker, co-owner of Firef ly Coffeehouse, reassures sheepish card users who approach her counter, tails between their legs: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I tell them, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;swipe it.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? The Firef ly uses Square, which charges a f lat 2.75 percent for every swipe and no monthly fees. Parker says sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never lost more than $3 a day on it. She speculates

that getting Square last July has increased her sales by 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 percent, as the Firef ly was cash-only for four years before Square. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once we got Square I had so many customers come into the shop and say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to come in here every day now.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Before they would come only once every two weeks because they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t carry cash.â&#x20AC;? According to Square communications associate Lindsay Wiese, Santa Cruz boasts â&#x20AC;&#x153;one of the highest concentrations of useâ&#x20AC;? in the U.S., with more than 1,000 local businesses and individuals using Square. Wiese said Santa Cruz is on a list of Squareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;top 20 citiesâ&#x20AC;? in terms of activations by population, and compared it to other artsy, eclectic cities such as San Francisco, Portland and Austin. Wiese declined to provide the full list, but The Pacific Coast Business Times reported that Santa Barbaraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on it too, with 1,500 users. Created by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey in 2009, Square has 1 million users and processes $5 billion payments a year. The plastic bit plugs into iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android devices and easily syncs up with Squareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s payment processing application. Its allure comes from its low cost and simplicity compared to traditional merchant accounts, whose salespeople, like a Randall I spoke to from BluePay, say confounding things like this: â&#x20AC;&#x153;A service like Square, their rates are pretty straightforward. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not how we do business.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have enough to worry about when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re opening up a shop. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice to have one thing thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy,â&#x20AC;? says Jeremy Lampel, co-owner of Companion Bakeshop and a Square user. But is Square a little too simple? To attract customers Square uses an aggressive social media presence, a microwave-quick sign-up process and a clean, easy-to-navigate

website that seems to be both working for and against them. Squareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Facebook page, which urges entrepreneurs to wax poetic about their passions, also hosts numerous pleas from consumers to respond to emails and provide somewhere, somehow, for the love of God, a phone numberâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;noticeably absent on the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sleek web page. Parker has the number, but only because she saved it once when they called her in response to an email. She eyes me conspiratorially. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do you want it?â&#x20AC;? Cliff Hodges, owner of Adventure Out, takes his Square reader into the woods on the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outdoor survival classes to upsell items such as knives and clothing. He also maintains regular merchant accounts for Adventure Out and his other business, Cross Fit West, because they give him options for accepting online registration payments as well as monthly billing, procedures for which Square doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have options. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you give people more ways to spend money, they spend more money,â&#x20AC;? he says matter-offactly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not about saving money. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about making more money.â&#x20AC;? While Lampel uses Square at Companionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s storefront, he still uses cash at the farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; markets. Nesh Dhillon, Executive Director of Santa Cruz Community Farmers Markets, says heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s looking into different options for accepting plastic at the markets but doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s losing business by being cash only. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t reached a tipping point yet with that sort of thing. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s such a cash business.â&#x20AC;? Wiese insists, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Square is for everyone.â&#x20AC;? Fair enough. But what happens deep in the wilderness on an Adventure Out outing when Square, which depends on a cell phone connection, loses signal? Hodges laughs. What else? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We take cash.â&#x20AC;? 0




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YOUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;VE GOT A FRIEND From left, Carol Williamson (president of NAMI) with NAMI members and peer facilitators Stephan Dubose, Adrian Bernard, Naomi Fuss, Tristan Arviso and Hugh McCormick. that her son needed to be more independentâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;is her deepest regret. It fuels her mission as president, which she began four years ago when NAMI had just 50 local members. Today it has 180. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just really wanted other families to not go through what I went through,â&#x20AC;? says Williamson. NAMIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s free educational classes and support groups help everyone involved: the brother diagnosed with schizophrenia, his doctor, his mother, his girlfriend. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And then with that education you become a spokesman,â&#x20AC;? says Williamson. The five spokespeople sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brought this morning have been mental health clients who all facilitate peer support groups for NAMI. Their stories weave through an underworld of pain, loneliness and the fascinating beauty of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;other dimension,â&#x20AC;? as one panelist calls it. There is less credence given to actual diagnoses (most have been given multiple diagnoses

throughout their lives) than there is to acceptance, to asking for help and reaching out to others who would otherwise be alone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most of my life I felt alone, and now I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel so alone. I realize my aloneness, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OK because I know thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lots of other people who are just as alone as me and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comforting in a lot of ways,â&#x20AC;? says Adrian Bernard, 39, who encountered his first imaginary friend in elementary school, and whose story details the nine-month psychotic break he had in college, a time of spirit guides, communicating telepathically with teachers and the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most beautiful music piped in through the synapses of his own mind. Naomi Fuss, 40, says that the giveand-take interaction of peer groups has been crucial to her stability. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Looking back, I mean, I was put in four-point restraints. I was seen as a complete menace to society,â&#x20AC;? she says.

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THE SEASON is upon us. The days are now longer, the nights are warmer and the college students are about to leaveâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; TH altho although the few w who stay will soon discover the perfect summer pastime and (if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re lucky) may even assimilate into this local tradition them themselves. Summer is the time of dive bars. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s warm enough for a pitcher on the patio or to simply walk to your next destinatio destination. You can always get a table. But where to star Bu start? Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open with a few simple parameters, beginning with what makes a dive. It usually boils down to good drink prices an and friendly people. Pool tables, dartboards, a jukebox and a slightly smoky atmosphere donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hurt a bit. A good goo dive usually has more grumpy old men than the Sentinelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s online comments page. And while occasional live music is allowed, tthe diveyn diveyness of the bar itself must remain the top attraction. When we embar embarked on our tour, we wanted to create the perfect scoring system. Like a good beer, we broke down each bar by sm smell (outwa (outward appearance and first impressions), mouthfeel (its inner feeling and collective mood) and taste (drink variety, prices and any food). See sidebar, page 14, for more on the scoring system. Ratings are out of a possible 5. We learned some important lessons along the way. First, with more than 15 dives in a county of 260,000 people, Santa Cruz is well represented in this department. Second, many dives come in geographically close pairs (Sir Froggyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and JJâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; Callahanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Jury Room), but oftentimes devotees of one wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be caught dead in the other. Third, the best bars really are neighborhood bars, where, as the Cheers theme song famously puts it, everybody knows your name. ¨

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Bradyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Yacht Club Smell 4.5 Mouthfeel 5 Taste 4.5 Overall 4.7 Jake: People at Bradyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s are outgoing and mostly friendly. Some nights are rougher than others, though. On one occasion I was twice put into a headlock in mid-conversation by a coked-out, washed-up surfer dude (I talked my way out of both moves, of course). Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s difficult to say is whether this bar and its divey atmosphere excel in spite of such elements or because of them. And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth noting the hilarious irony in calling this a â&#x20AC;&#x153;yacht club,â&#x20AC;? a term usually reserved for highly organized nautical elitists with day jobs. In a close match we lost a game of pool to a sunglasses-wearing Gordon Lightfoot lookalike who might have stepped out of a time machine, or maybe a 1970s surf documentary. People in every corner of Bradyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, from the back parking lot to the bathroom sink, ask others how their nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going. And bartenders like the always-charming Jesse Lillifjel take good care of their customers. Robert: Bradyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is an awesome place to hang out with old friends and meet new people. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got everything: a heavy dose of tattoos, smirks, toothless grins, drunken scowls, foamy beards, Torpedo on tap and some drunken surfers who can barely stand up but somehow still kick your ass at pool. To me itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the perfect dive bar because it has the intimidation factor mixed in with some chummy commiseration.

Definitely the place to be when last call comes around. Montyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Log Cabin Smell 4.5 Mouthfeel 4.5 Taste 4.5 Overall 4.5 Jake: It took guest judge Ray Montezuma a half hour to offer his analysis of Montyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, which keeps its outdoor Christmas lights up yearround. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hey man, this place feels like a house party in a cabin,â&#x20AC;? Montezuma pondered, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but in a good way!â&#x20AC;? The people at Montyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s have stories to tell. Across the street from Henry Cowell Redwood State Park, it is one of the friendliest dive bars in the county, but it can be shy at first. Sometimes it takes a little time and initiative to make


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mountain introverts want to open up and talk to someone new. Once everyone is libatiously lubricated, though, people are more than happy to share perspectives over a game of pool or at one of the barâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two outdoor fire pits. Of course for most of us, this dogfriendly Felton destination is a long drive from civilization, and a trusty designated driver might be hard to come by. Lucky for Montyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regulars, though, most patrons seem to live within a couple blocks of the barâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; part of what gives this neighborhood joint its flavor. Robert: Montyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wins the best first impression award by far. Why? Because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an actual log cabin, complete with two fire pits in the back. You mean to tell me I can drink good beer and hang out by

the campfire while swapping horror stories with locals, and I can bring my dog? Next time Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to bring my sleeping bag. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d give the Log Cabin two thumbs up, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve forgotten which direction that is. So has everyone else, and they know what I mean anyway, so just come and see for yourself. The Pocket Smell 4 Mouthfeel 4.5 Taste 4.5 Overall 4.3 Jake: Now hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a pleasant surprise. The first time we walked through the Pocketâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s front door under a glowing green letter â&#x20AC;&#x153;P,â&#x20AC;? a well-built black man towering over us asked, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do you guys have your ¨ "

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and slap a pipe in my mouth, just so they could screw with me a little more. But really, they had some great stories, were really friendly and treated us like old friends they hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen in a while. It also had a great feel to it, some awesome decorations, and they served Torpedo on tap in red cups rather than pint glasses (a new dive high/low, depending). It was like a more grungy, genuine version of Cheers, but with more tattoos and the smell of ocean blended with nostalgia. Best bar on the Eastside. Sir Froggyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub Smell 3.5 Mouthfeel 4 Taste 4 Overall 3.7

Scoring Criteria Given the sheer importance of this article, we had to design a scoring system that would be as entertaining, at least to us, as it would be fair. With that sentiment in mind, we came up with the following rubric. Each dive bar would be judged in the same manner a good beer would, through smell, mouthfeel and taste (metaphorically speaking, of course).

HbZaa refers to the barâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outward appearance and first impression. Before you really dive into something you typically smell it first, or at least I do. (By the way, there is nothing like that first musty breath of dive, right after a workday of inhaling clean and controlled bullshit.) Another way to think about the smell factor is that feeling you get right as you first walk in. Inhale. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Am I going to be stabbed? Are the people here having fun or are their heads all down? How chill is that guy uncontrollably muttering to himself in the corner?â&#x20AC;? These are all smell questions.

Bdji][ZZa is the metric used to capture the barâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inner feeling, the collective mood of the place once you spend some more time inside. This can refer to the types of people, the dĂŠcor (or lack thereof) and, of course, the music, which should rock or maybe twang but definitely not thump (crappy techno has no place in a dive bar). That being said, it really is more of an intuitive rating. The music and wall linings really only help inasmuch as they set the tone for those first couple of encounters, the one with the bartender being one of them.

IVhiZ quite explicitly refers to everything that is not intuitive, like the cost of drinks, the food available, the jukebox, the pool table, yadda yadda yadda. However, to me one of the most overlooked aspects of dive bar taste is the bathroom, which, despite the disgusting association you now have in your head, really does tell you a lot about how well the place is being treated (or not). For instance, if the â&#x20AC;&#x153;employees must wash handsâ&#x20AC;? sign has been replaced with a glory hole, that is not tasty. Robert Singleton


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Jake: If you can get over some of the exorbitant â&#x20AC;&#x153;premiumâ&#x20AC;? beer prices ($6.50 for a pint of Guinness or Blue Moon almost disqualifies it from dive bar status), Sir Froggyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, right next to Soquel Creek, is a pretty awesome joint. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fun yet relaxed. And its cocktail prices are reasonable. One stranger bought five (count â&#x20AC;&#x2122;em, five!) rounds of Jäger bombs for everyone. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of Red Bulls and a lot of booze. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nothing is more evident of the transcendental, existential nature of the world than taking Jägermeister shots with a bunch of strangers,â&#x20AC;? guest judge Montezuma opined. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We qualify our existence with our collective confusion and listen to a powerful, uniting ballad.â&#x20AC;? Meanwhile, a pool opponent accused our team of being â&#x20AC;&#x153;homosexualâ&#x20AC;? because we were giving each other too many hugs. But by the end of the night, we turned him around: that same man told us there was nothing wrong with our bromantic â&#x20AC;&#x153;lifestyle.â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s usâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; changing peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perspectives and patting backs every step of the way. Robert: This is a great bar, not

too crowded, not too intense, good beer, some locals to play pool with and a sense of intimacy that is lost on most other places. What I really like about this place is that the music is just the right volume to be able to carry on a conversation across the length of the bar and not interrupt anyone else. The drinks are a bit overpriced, but it makes up for that in character. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also home to Jessica Sweeny, our winner for the cutest bartender award (see sidebar, page 17). Sir Froggyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is a bit more tame than other dive bars, but it fills that niche perfectly. A fun place to be if what you really want to do is just hang out and be yourself. The Rush Inn Smell 3 Mouthfeel 4 Taste 3 Overall 3.3 Jake: The Rush is renowned for having the friendliest service in the county. Bartenders like Nate Krohn, Brian Rucker and Molly McVeigh make an effort to remember customersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; names. This downtown ¨ $

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games. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I came here for the historical factor. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely not a pickup joint.â&#x20AC;? Robert: The Rush Inn is a pretty friendly, pretty fun dive located on the back end of Front Street near the clock tower in downtown Santa Cruz. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s filled with cool people, has a cool atmosphere and it even claims its own specialty beer. I found this place to be the most archetypical dive

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In Heaven Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll Never Close In loving memory of dive bars past I]Z6kZcjZ (closed 2012) The most recent casualty to Santa Cruzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dive scene, the Avenue Bar and Cigars was the best place to watch overaged, underpaid prostitutes flash returning customers and new victims. Those who didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to see anything illegal happen simply had to close their eyes and listen to the sweet, sweet sounds of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get you the money tomorrow!â&#x20AC;? No joke, Pacific hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been the same since March.

=jggn7VX`>cc (closed 2004) Like a piece from a Western movie set, this dank little standalone neighborhood bar on 41st Avenue near Pleasure Point had a certain aura about itâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;whether of defeat or authenticity, you had to decide for yourself.

I]Z@c^\]iDla(closed c. 2000) According to one summation in Metro Santa Cruz, â&#x20AC;&#x153;If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been 86â&#x20AC;&#x2122;d from every other bar in Santa Cruz for being drunk and disorderly, then this is the place for you.â&#x20AC;? Also called the Fight Owl, this Seabright watering hole (now the Mad House) was famous for its sticky floors, which were overlaid with a smelly patina of peanut shells and cigarette butts. I]ZH^akZg7jaaZi(closed 1998) Revered for its â&#x20AC;&#x153;drink and drownâ&#x20AC;? Wednesdays and superb jukebox, this rowdy bar at Soquel and Front streets was leveled to make room for the parking garage. An â&#x20AC;&#x153;I miss the Silver Bulletâ&#x20AC;? Facebook page keeps the torch burning; a recent discussion focused on whether Callahanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s could be the new Bullet.

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Stage THEATER Frankenstein A screening of the new play by Nick Dear based on the novel by Mary Shelley. Thu, Jun 7, 7:30pm and Sun, Jun 10, 11am. $13-$15. Del Mar Theatre, 1124 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.426.7500.

CONCERTS A Gala Gourd Evening

Dive Bar Hall of Fame 8jiZhi7VgiZcYZg;ZbVaZ Jessica Sweeny, Sir Froggyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub and Callahanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s When we first encountered the lovely Ms. Sweeny she was behind the bar at Callahanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, wearing a short blue skirt and a leopard print top, which, in case you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know, is very stylish and pretty divey at the same time. It was her smile, however, that did me in. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just so cute and playful, as if sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s toying with you but still means well. In what can only be attributed to fate, we encountered her again, this time behind the wooden bar of Sir Froggyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. She is as gorgeous as she is cool. (RS)

8jiZhi7VgiZcYZgBVaZ Jesse Lillifjel, Bradyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Yacht Club The competitionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty light in this category, what with the vast majority of dive bartenders being women. But if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for a blond, clean-cut, smooth-talking gentleman whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a good bartender, Lillifjelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your man. (JP)

held at the garden of Laura Bathrick and Robert Eberle. 2701 Monterey Avenue, Soquel 95073. Tickets and directions available at http://www. newmusicworks.org/ Sun, Jun 10, 2-6pm. $35-$45. 831.295.0426.

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Streetlight Concert: Donavon Frankenreiter

Bruce Blitzer Gallery

New Music Worksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 31st Annual Avant Garden Party

Singer/songwriter and surfer Donavon Frankenreiter to perform a free in-store concert. Thu, Jun 7, 5pm. Streetlight Records Santa Cruz, 939 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.421.9200.

A celebration of the late Richard Markell with performances by Flor de CaĂąa, the Ariose Singers, the Singing Wood Marimba Ensemble and more. This event will be

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25th Anniversary Show with performances by Neal Hellman, Shelley Phillips, William Coulter and other artists from Gourd Musicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roster. Tickets can be purchased at http://www. gourd.com/ Sat, Jun 9, 8pm. $15. Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320-2 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, 831.425.4939.

R. Blitzer Gallery. earth science - art. A new gallery featuring an interdisciplinary project that pairs artists from Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Central Coast and the San Francisco Bay Area with research scientists from the U.S. Geological Surveyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pacific Coastal and Marine Center. Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm. Thru Jul 8. 831.458.1217. 450 Natural Bridges Dr., Santa Cruz. A 40-year retrospective of local artist and UCSC graduate, Celine Grenier. The works will feature imagery from realism to borderline surrealism. Thu-Sun, 11am5pm. Thru Jun 30. Free, 831.421.0505. 450 Hwy 1, Davenport.

Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery Origami: Art + Mathematics. An exhibition showcasing origami art from a variety of artists. Tue-Sun, 11am4pm. Thru Jun 16. Free, 831.459.2953. Cowell College, UCSC, Santa Cruz.

Felix Kulpa Gallery A Community of Artists. An exhibit that showcases the works of Santa Cruz artists in paint, photography, prints, mixed media and video. ThuSun, noon-5pm. Thru Jul 1. Free. 107 Elm St, Santa Cruz, 408.373.2854.

Santa Cruz County Bank Picturing Music. An exhibition of artwork inspired by the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Musicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 50 years as an organization. The exhibit will be on display in the following Santa Cruz County Bank offices: Aptos - 7775 Soquel Drive Capitola - 819 Bay Avenue Santa Cruz - 720 Front Street Scotts Valley - 4604 Scotts Valley Drive Watsonville - 595 Auto Center Drive Mon-Thu, 9am5pm and Fri, 9am-6pm. Thru Aug 30. 720 Front St, Santa Cruz, 831.457.5000.

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just $3 here for well drinks and domestic beers. All other beers will still only run you $4. Better yet, happy hour all day on Wednesdays and 10am6pm every day knocks 50 cents off domestic and well prices. Low prices unite cheapskates of all generationsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;from the aging baby boomer who drank himself into debt at the same barstool two decades ago to the 21-year-old college student whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s well on his way. (JP)

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7Zhi<gdlcje6gXVYZ One Double Oh Seven With five dartboards, three pool tables, two pinball machines, a shuffleboard, a foosball table, a putting green and eight TVs, this is the place to come for a gameâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;whether you want to watch one or play one. (JP)

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Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a reason itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s called the nasty Asti, because this shit is straight gross. Like any dive bar, I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expecting magical cherubs to descend from the sky every time I needed to drain the dragon, but damn. I honestly might have preferred a hole in the ground to this fluid-stained disaster area. You know itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a bad bathroom when the graffiti is indistinguishable from the blood/piss marks on the walls. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use this. (RS)

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Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center

FRIDAY - SATURDAY 6/8-9

UCSC STUDENT PRINT SALE Hugely popular every year, the UCSC print sale offers hundreds of original etchings, lithographs, woodcuts, digital prints and handmade books created by talented student artists. Guests can also tour the exceptional facilities, meet with the artists and stop by the adjoining Photo Sale and the Art Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Open Studios. Friday, June 8, through Saturday, June 9, from 10am to 6pm at Baskin Visual Arts, Print Studio, Room G-101, UCSC. Free. More information and print examples at artsites.ucsc.edu/printsale.

In My Life. Works in a variety of mediums will be on display, including jewelry, glass, ceramics, paintings and more. WedSun, noon-6pm. Thru Jun 23. 813.336.3513. Wed-Sun, noon-6pm. 9341 Mill St, Ben Lomond.

Santa Cruz Stoves and Fireplaces ArtWorx Gallery. ArtWorx Gallery presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Awakeâ&#x20AC;?, an art exhibition of new paintings of land, sea, and figure by local artist Michael Mote. Tue-Sat, 10am-5pm. â&#x2030;Ľ 18

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Events AROUND TOWN 100+ Women Who Care This group meets to nominate and vote for a local charity to donate money to. Each attendee is encouraged to donate $100 each. For more information, go to http://100wwc.org/ Wed, Jun 6, 5:30-7:30pm. Center Street Grill, 1001 Center St, Santa Cruz.

Berry Creek Falls Hike Docent Bill Rhoades guides a seven-hour hike through redwood canyons and dry ridges to Berry Creek Falls. Sun, Jun 10, 9:30am. Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Hwy 236, Boulder Creek, 831.338.8883.

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, Jun 12, 6:30pm. $15. Santa Cruz Elks Lodge, 150 Jewell St, Santa Cruz.

Book Signing at Pigeon Point A celebration of the publication of Legends of the Coastland, written and illustrated by California artist Galen Wolf half a century ago. Sat, Jun 9, noon-3pm and Sun, Jun 10, noon-3pm. Pigeon Point Lighthouse, 210 Pigeon Point Road, Pescadero, 650.879.2120.

Building Methods at the Mission Learn how the oldest building in Santa Cruz was made and see the materials used by the Ohlone to build their homes. Sat, Jun 9, 1-2pm. Free. Santa Cruz Mission State Park, 144 School St, Santa Cruz, 831.425.5849.

Dressage in The Redwoods & Festival in The Meadow A family-friendly community event with local artists, musicians, vendors, caterers, wines and beers. There will also be a horse show with aerial dancing, a vaulting performance and more. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.vignefarms. com/ Sat, Jun 9, 11am-5pm. $10-$15. Vigne Farms, 3675 Bonny Doon Road, Santa Cruz, 831.420.0800.

History, Nature and Scenic Views: A Tour of the Grey Whale Ranch Area A three-hour hike that explores the natural and cultural history of the upper hills of Wilder Ranch State Park. Meet at the Wilder Ranch parking lot. For more information, call 831.426.0505. Sat, Jun 9, 9am. Wilder Ranch State Park, 1401 Coast Rd, Santa Cruz, 831.426.0505.

John Fryer of This Mortal Coil In-Store Autograph Signing A meet and greet with the producer of Depeche Mode, Cocteau Twins, Nine Inch Nails, Jesus Jones, Cradle of Filth and Nitzer Ebb. Rebecca Coseboom, Dark Drive Clinicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s singer will be playing a DJ set during the signing. Sun, Jun 10, 3pm. Streetlight Records Santa Cruz, 939 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.421.9200.

Old-Growth Redwood Grove Walks A docent-led walk through the old-growth coast redwoods. Sat-Sun, 1pm. Thru Jul 1. Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Hwy 9, Felton, 831.335.7077.

programs for high-risk youth. Fri, Jun 8, 8:30pm. $10. 418 Project, 418 Front St, Santa Cruz, 831.466.9770.

LECTURES Continued Ribbed Basketry Larry Worley leads a class on how to make a gathering basket using your own handle and round reed. For more details on this event, go to http://www. mountainartcenter.org. Sat, Jun 9, noon-4pm and Sun, Jun 10, noon-4pm. $40-$45. Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, 9341 Mill St, Ben Lomond, 831.336.3513.

Santa Cruz Derby Girls

Panel Discussions: earth â&#x20AC;˘ science â&#x20AC;˘ art

The Hellcats take on Monterey Bay Derby Dames. Tickets can be purchased by calling 831.420.5260 or going to https://www. santacruztickets.com/ Sat, Jun 9, 6:30pm. $10-$23. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St, Santa Cruz, 831.420.5260.

Project artists and scientists will discuss their work and collaborations on the earth â&#x20AC;˘ science â&#x20AC;˘ art exhibit, with each panel featuring different participants. Thu, Jun 7, 79pm. Bruce Blitzer Gallery, 450 Natural Bridges Dr., Santa Cruz, 831.458.1217.

Vegetarian Potluck & Boating

Santa Cruz County Genealogical Society Meeting

Everyone will meet at the Felton Faire Shopping Center at 3:15pm and carpool together to the Loch Lomond lakeshore. Please bring your plate, cup, serving utensils and a potluck dish to share. For more information, call 831.335.3342. Sun, Jun 10, 4-7:30pm. Loch Lomond Marina, 110 Loch Lomond Dr, San Rafael, 831.335.3342.

Rhoda Collins and Michael Boyd discuss the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Sons of the American Revolution, the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Sons of the Confederate Veterans. Thu, Jun 7, 1pm. Free. Santa Cruz Central Branch Library, 224 Church St, Santa Cruz, 831.420.5700.

Vintnersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Festival 2012

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A weekend of food and wine pairings, presented by the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association. For tickets and participating wineries and restaurants, go to http://www.scmwa.com/ Sat, Jun 9, 11am-5pm and Sun, Jun 10, 11am-5pm. $40$45. 831.685.8463.

An evening of mindexpanding comedy and heart-opening laughter with this comic and guru. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.wakeuplaughing. com/epistore/ Sat, Jun 9, 7:30pm. $15-$20. Center for Spiritual Living, 1818 Felt St, Santa Cruz, 831.462.9383.

Wildflower Hike

The Japanese American Experience: The Internment

Docent Scott Peden leads a 3-mile hike to view a variety of wildflowers. Photographers are easily accommodated. To RSVP, please call 831.427.2288. Sun, Jun 10, 11am. Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center, 3600 Hwy 1, Davenport, 831.427.2288.

FILM Derby, Baby!

Mas Hashimoto, a retired Watsonville High School teacher, will share details and personal stories of the internment camps in California during World War II. Thu, Jun 7, 7:30pm. Free. La Selva Beach Clubhouse, 314 Estrella Ave, Aptos.

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A screening of the documentary film about the popularity of womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flat track roller derby. Sun, Jun 10, 7pm. $10.50. Del Mar Theatre, 1124 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.469.3224.

A Course In Miracles Study Group

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Free Homework Assistance

Storytime Former Shakespeare Santa Cruz actress Billie Harris and Book Cafe manager Jill Rose perform animated readings of childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stories. Mon, 11am. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 41st Ave, Capitola, 831.462.4415.

The Poetix Lounge: ECLIPSE Performance poets showcase skills to support arts

A weekly meeting on learning how to forgive and live in peace. Drop-ins are welcome. Thu, 7-9pm. The Barn Studio, 104b Park Way South, Santa Cruz, 831.272.2246. Available at Santa Cruz Public Libraries. Mon 3:30-5:30 Garfield Park, 705 Woodrow Ave., Tue, 2-4pm at Boulder Creek, 13390 West Park Ave., Tue 3-5pm at Live Oak, 23080 Portola Dr., Tue 3:30-5:30pm at Branciforte, 230 Gault St. Mon and Tue. 831.477.7700x7665.

Help Get GMO Food Labeling Passed in November GMO-Free Santa Cruz aims to get labeling for genetically engineered food

on the November ballot. This meeting will provide information for those interested and will feature Pamm Larry, the person who started the California Right to Know campaign. Sun, Jun 10, 3-5pm. Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.464.7748.

Insight Santa Cruz Mondays @ Noon Meditation - 45 minute sit followed by a short reading. Mondays @ 7pm Meditation and Dharma Talk - 45 minute sit followed by a dharma talk and discussion led by Bob Stahl or other teacher. Tuesdays @ Noon Meditation and Dharma Talk - 45 minute sit followed by Dharma talk/discussion led by Bob Stahl or other Insight Santa Cruz teacher. Wednesdays @ 6:30pm New to Practice. Short, guided meditation with instruction. Some teachings on basic Buddhist thought and questions and answers. Thursdays @ 7pm Meditation and Dharma Talk. 45 minute sit followed by Dharma talk and discussion led by an Insight Santa Cruz teacher. Fridays @ Noon Meditation - 45 minute sit followed by short reading. Sundays @ 9:30am Meditation. - 45 minute sit follwed by a short reading. Sundays @ 6pm Rebel Dharma - Meditation and Discussion. Ongoing. Insight Santa Cruz, 1010 Fair Avenue, Suite C, Santa Cruz, 831.425.3431.

Jane Addams Peace Camp Registration is now open for the Jane Addams Peace Camp, a one-week day camp that promotes an understanding of peace and justice through art. For more information, call 831-459-9248. Thru Aug 3. $150. Orchard School, 2288 Trout Gulch Rd, Aptos, 831.459.9248.

Kids Celtic Music Camp Enrollment A camp for kids to learn and perform Celtic tunes from Europe and America. Kids camp registration deadline is July 15th. To register, go to http:// communitymusicschool. org/ Thru Jul 15. $375. Sempervirens Outdoor School, 20161 Big Basin Hwy, Boulder Creek, 831.426.9155.

Miracle Working Spiritual teacher Dominique Free leads a weekly class on cultivating the consciousness to heal, overcome, succeed and create miracles. Thu, 7-8pm. Conscious Lounge, 1651A El Dorado Av @ Capitola Rd, Santa Cruz, 831.359.0423.

Overeaters Anonymous Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm at Teach By The Beach in the Rancho Del Mar Shopping Center, Aptos. Thursdays 1-2pm at Louden Nelson Community Center, Room 5, 301 Center St., Santa Cruz. Wed-Thu. 831.429.7906.

Red Cross Mobile Blood Drives American Red Cross hosts several mobile blood drives throughout Santa Cruz County. To schedule an appointment, go to

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NMWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S AVANT GARDEN PARTY New Music Works hosts its annual alfresco gathering featuring live music, a silent auction, a Kung-Fu-style tea ceremony and the delicious fare of Chef India Jozseph Schultz. This year, Santa Cruzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier contemporary music collective also honors composer Lou Harrison as well as the support and friendship of board member Richard Markell. With Flor de Cana, the Ariose Singers, Singing Wood Marimba Ensemble, Bill Walker and flutist Alissa Roedig, plus a Kinks song. Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t beat that. Sunday, June 10, from 2pm to 6pm. Tickets $35-$45 at www.newmusicworks.org. redcrossblood.org Wed, Jun 6, 12:30-5:30pm. Capitola Community Center, 4400 Jade Street, Capitola, 1.800.733.2767. American Red Cross hosts several mobile blood drives throughout Santa Cruz County. To schedule an appointment, call 1.800.733.2767 or go to redcrossblood.org Thu, Jun 7, 11am-4pm. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 220 Elk Street, Santa Cruz, 1.800.733.2767. American Red Cross hosts several mobile blood drives throughout Santa Cruz County. To schedule an appointment, go to redcrossblood.org Fri, Jun 8, 10am-3pm. Santa Cruz Bible Church, 440 Frederick St, Santa Cruz, 1.800.733.2767.

Pagan flair where guests are free to discuss their nature-based, goddesscentered spiritual paths. Sun, 7pm. The Sacred Grove, 924 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, 831.423.1949.

Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony Auditions

Support and Recovery Groups

Students 18 years and younger are invited to audition for the Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony. There are openings in all areas, especially double reeds, brass and percussion. To register for an audition or for more information, go to www. sccys.org, or call Hal Laster at 831.607.9678. Sat, Jun 9, 11am. Music Center Performance Studio, UCSC, Santa Cruz, 831.607.9678.

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. 12-Step Programs: 831.454.HELP (4357).

SC Diversity Center The 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.

Serenity Firstâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Pagans in Recovery A 12-step meeting with a

Summer Jazz Camp Registration Kuumbwa hosts a Summer Jazz Camp for students grades 8-12 who are interested in learning jazz, improvisation and jazz appreciation. Deadline is June 8th or when filled. For more information or to register, go to http:// kuumbwajazz.org/ Thru Jun 8. $250. Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320-2 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, 831.427.2227.

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. 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. Hatha Yoga with Debra Whizin, 831.588.8527.

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.

San Franciscoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s City Guide

Georgia Anne Muldrow Outstanding Stones Throw-afďŹ liated psychedelic soul; with Dudley Perkins. Jun 8 at the New Parish.

Christopher Cross Yacht rock at its ďŹ nest with the hits â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sailing,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Arthurâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Themeâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ride Like the Wind.â&#x20AC;? Jun 8-9 at Yoshiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s SF.

Corrosion of Conformity Yet another thrash-metal crossover band reclaiming their ďŹ erce hardcore roots, with original lineup. Jun 9 at Slimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.

Rick Ross Baller supreme heads up KMEL Summer Jam with Wiz Khalifa, J. Cole, Tyga and more. Jun 10 at Oracle Arena.

Lilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Kim Former Biggie paramour and hardcore spitter tends to perform in bikinis live, mock Nicki Minaj. Jun 11 at Mezzanine.

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TO understand the performance artâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; driven, strange musical juxtapositions of CocoRosie, a band frequently accused by critics of being pretentious or too bizarre for its own good, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to understand the two women behind the group. As young children, sisters Bianca and Sierra Casady lived a bohemian existence with their mother, rarely staying in one town for more than a year and focusing more of their attention on weird art projectsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;at their motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s insistenceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;than on schoolwork. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no wonder, then, that when they grew up and formed a band in the early 2000s, it was not simply so they could play songs. Music was a means to expose the hidden details of their souls to anyone within earshot, including themselves. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We present the raw footage of our unconscious. The stories reveal themselves to us in the moment, as startlingly new for us as it is for the audience,â&#x20AC;? Bianca says. They got labeled early on as â&#x20AC;&#x153;freak folk,â&#x20AC;? but really their aim has always been to mix styles and instruments that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t normally go togetherâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;hip-hop with opera, toy instruments with a full rock band, violins with beatboxing. Their lyrics tell stories that are rich in detail and full of vivid characters,

WE ARE FAMILY Sisters Bianca and Sierra Casady of CocoRosie get their alter egos on this Thursday at the Rio. yet, much like a dream or a surrealist painting, always missing critical pieces of information. Still, they leave a strong impression on the listener. The sisters sometimes dress in drag, complete with fake mustaches, or in botched hip-hop garb with a dash of renaissance flair. Their shows include bits of theater and performance art, often as abstract as their lyrics. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is no intention (to what we do) other than shocking ourselves, seeing a new face in the mirror, dreaming of something you never imagined before, finding out you were a swan in a past life, discovering you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how to love,â&#x20AC;? Bianca says. CocoRosie didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t start out this way. Their first album, La Maison de Mon RĂŞve (2004), was recorded in Sierraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s apartment with only the sisters performing, using mostly toy instruments. When they played live, it was just the two of them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;early daysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; I was filled with horror and jittery nerves. My voice felt

alien and it was a very painful thing to sing. Now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to pull me off when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all over,â&#x20AC;? Bianca says. For their second album, Noahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ark (2005), they expanded to include other players like Devendra Banhart, Antony Hegarty and Spleen. It was their third album, The Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillhorse (2007), that made CocoRosie an indie household names. Upbeat and danceable, the sound was full and layered. The live shows expanded to include a full band and more theatrical performance art. Critical reception for the album was all over the map. Some gave it high marks, while others, like Pitchfork, slammed it, giving it a 2.3 out of 10. Wrote author Marc Hogan, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The more self-impressed CocoRosie sisters Bianca and Sierra Casady get about transcending genres, the less patience they have for mere mortal concerns like, um, songs.â&#x20AC;? On their fourth and most recent

album, 2010â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grey Oceans, CocoRosie, in stark contrast to the fun sound of the previous album, play some of their quietest and most introspective songs to date. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s funny how things turn out and how they seem,â&#x20AC;? says Bianca. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Death was all about the making of our third album, and there was so much joy in making the fourth.â&#x20AC;? As CocoRosie evolves, the main driving force will continue to be the two sisters, whose personalities bring out juxtapositions in their art that give them their unique sound. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of the contradiction is the actual innate differences between Sierra and I. She loves to match and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always a seesaw, a tug of war,â&#x20AC;? Bianca says. COCOROSIE BVc`aROgOb&^[ @W]BVSOb`S BWQYSba ORd !R]]`Ob Ab`SSbZWUVbO\RbWQYSbeSPQ][


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THE RAY CHARLES PROJECT FEAT. TONY LINDSAY, GLENN WALTERS, CLIFFORD COULTER DAVE MATHEWS, DEWAYNE PATE, DESZON CLAIBORNE Fri. June 8 U 7:30 pm

CLAIRE DALY QUARTET â&#x20AC;&#x153;TRIBUTE TO THELONIOUS MONKâ&#x20AC;? Sat. June 9 U 8 pm

A GALA GOURD EVENING 25th Anniversary Show Tickets: www.gourd.com

Mon. June 11 U 7 & 9 pm

DAVID GRISMAN / No Jazztix/Comps FRANK VIGNOLA DUO Thurs. June 14 U 7 pm

MIMI FOX â&#x20AC;&#x153;TRIBUTE TO WES MONTGOMERYâ&#x20AC;? Mon. June 18 U 7 pm

CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE TRIO Thurs. June 21 U 7:30 pm

JOE KROWN TRIO

Unless noted advance tickets at kuumbwajazz.org and Logos Books & Records. Dinner served 1-hr before Kuumbwa presented concerts. Premium wines & beer. All ages welcome.

320-2 Cedar St [ Santa Cruz 831.427.2227

kuumbwajazz.org

BALLROOM BLITZ Blitzen Trapper

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THURSDAY | 6/7

FRIDAY | 6/8

FRIDAY | 6/8

RAY CHARLES PROJECT

MERMEN

RAY WYLIE HUBBARD

Featuring some of the most beloved blues and jazz musicians from the last 50 years, the Ray Charles Project is backed by Santana keyboardist Dave Mathews on his Hammond B-3, DeWayne Pate of Robben Fordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Band on bass and Deszon Claiborne on drums. Fronting the Project (and raising the Awesome-o-Meter by a few degrees) are three renowned vocalists: Tony Lindsay of Santana fame; celebrated organist, pianist and vocalist Clifford Coulter and Glenn Walters of the HooDoo Rhythm Devils. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Father of Soulâ&#x20AC;? couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have asked for a more worthy bunch to celebrate his timeless musical legacy. Kuumbwa; $18 adv/$21 door; 7pm. (Lily Stoicheff)

Filled with beautiful crescendos and auditory hallucinations, the Mermenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music is a crashing wave of melodic sound. The Santa Cruz area trioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s uncanny ability to paint psychedelic images with their instruments is unprecedented in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music scene. Quite an impressive feat for a band that has only released one album in the past decade, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the Mermenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s firm belief in quality over quantity that has kept their standards so high. Proceeds for this show will be donated to the Santa Cruz Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. Moeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alley; $12 adv/$15 door; 9pm. (Maya Weeks)

Ray Wylie Hubbard has long been the choice of discerning country fans who prefer their outlaws somewhat cracked. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perhaps not the most lucrative career pathâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Hubbardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bestknown song is the classic contrarian country anthem â&#x20AC;&#x153;Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother,â&#x20AC;? which was popularized by Jerry Jeff Walker. Still, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s much to be said for a confirmed outlaw keeping it real in a music genre desperate to iron out the rough edges and go pop. Don Quixoteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; $18 adv/$20 door; 8pm. (Paul M. Davis)


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BLITZEN TRAPPER Hailing from the musical hotspot of Portland, Blitzen Trapper has become one of the darlings of the under-theradar rock world. With an everyman vibe that feels more 1970 than 2012, these guys take the work-hard-playhard approach, creating good old rock songs with catchy hooks, air-guitarable leads and plenty of singalong harmonies. While the influence of acts such as Neil Young, the Band and Creedence Clearwater Revival is apparent, Blitzen Trapperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s well-crafted sound and energetic delivery set them apart from both the pack and the past. Rio Theatre; $15; 8pm. (Cat Johnson)

SATURDAY | 6/9

PATRICK WATSON Patrick Watson and his eponymous Montreal-based band have achieved national and international acclaim by exploring the divisions between pop and experimental music. Hailed as a musical mad scientist, Patrick Watson has a knack for creating surreal acoustic landscapes, both organic and electronic, while his bandmates

have been known to use whateverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at hand to create their unique sound, be it an expertly played bicycle or a set of spoons. Their newest record was created in the wake of a long, exciting tour, but themes of home and loneliness ground their otherwise eclectic sound. Don Quixoteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; $12 adv/$15 door; 9pm. (LS)

Willie Nelson

CONCERTS DONAVON FRANKENREITER

Jun. 7 at Moeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alley

NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS Jun. 7 at Don Quixoteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

MONDAY | 6/11

DAVID GRISMAN/ FRANK VIGNOLA DUO Mandolin master David Grismanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music is so vast and varied that it needed its own genre. Thus, Dawg music was born. Seamlessly fusing elements of jazz, traditional bluegrass, swing, folk, old world styles and newgrass, Dawg music is a testament to its namesakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proficiency and his seemingly limitless musical range. Frank Vignola, one of Grismanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s longtime friends and collaborators, is a jazz guitarist who moves effortlessly between fusion, hard-bop, swing, post-bop and pop-jazz. Together these world-class instrumentalists take on the Great American Songbook in freewheeling style. Kuumbwa; $25 adv/$28 door; 7 & 9pm. (CJ)

CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE TRIO Jun. 18 at Kuumbwa

JON ANDERSON

Jun. 21 at Rio Theatre

WILLIE NELSON Jul. 17 at Catalyst

WEDNESDAY | 6/13

EMILY JANE WHITE At home in the darker corners of the indie-folk universe, singer/songwriter Emily Jane White hangs her hat on introspective songs built around tearinducing matters. Possessing a whispery voice and appreciation for dusty, sad and rustic subjects and style, the UCSC alum draws comparisons to Mazzy Star and Cat Power, but her music falls into a category of its own. Balancing folk, country-blues and a pinch of Gothic, White carves a niche for herself in modern music while paying respect to time-honored musical traditions. Crepe Place; $8; 9pm. (CJ)

WEDNESDAY | 6/13

THRICE Since the Orange County quartet released their first studio album in 2001, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve become a staple in the alternative-modern-rock world, consistently releasing ground-breaking records. Thriceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest efforts have sought to streamline their previous experiments while incorporating the grunge sounds of the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;90s. Catalyst; $17 adv/$21 door; 8pm. (LS)

HOME SLICE Former Santa Cruzan Emily Jane White plays the Crepe Place June 13.

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Thursday, June 7Â&#x2039;In the AtriumÂ&#x2039;AGES 16+

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Friday, June 8Â&#x2039;In the AtriumÂ&#x2039;AGES 16+

MIKE PINTO

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Jun 13 Thrice/ Animals As Leaders (Ages 16+) Jun 14 Eliquate/ Moon Cadillac Atrium (Ages 16+) Jun 15 Beat Connection Atrium (Ages 16+) Jun 16 Infamous Blue Eyes Atrium (Ages 21+) Jun 17 D.I./ Dusted Angel Atrium (Ages 16+) *UNJ Boog Atrium (Ages 16+) *UNThe Chop Tops Atrium (Ages 21+) *UNIsrael Vibration (Ages 16+) *UNNoothgrush/ Black Breath Atrium (Ages 16+) *UNLos Reyes De La Banda Atrium (Ages 21+) *UND.Y.S./ Downpresser Atrium (Ages 16+) *UNJohnny Osbourne (Ages 16+) *UNCasual/ DJ Fresh Atrium (Ages 16+) *UNDev/ Starting Six (Ages 16+) May 23 tix will be honored on this new date or may be returned to place of purchase for a refund

*UNRappin 4Tay Atrium (Ages 21+) Jun 30 Berner/ Philthy Rich (Ages 16+) Jul 6 The Jacka & Husalah (Ages 16+) *ULRev. Horton Heat (Ages 21+) Jul 17 Willie Nelson (Ages 21+) *ULThe Expendables (Ages 16+) *ULBig K.R.I.T. (Ages 16+) Sep 13 James McMurtry/ The Gourds (Ages 21+) Unless otherwise noted, all shows are dance shows with limited seating.

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WED 6/6

BRITANNIA ARMS

Trivia Quiz Night Nigh

THU 6/7

FRI 6/8

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Karaoke

Highway 17

Jake Neilson

After Sunset

8017 Soquel Dr, Aptos

THE FOG BANK 211 Esplanade, Capitola

MANGIAMOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PIZZA AND WINE BAR

David Paul Campbell

David Paul Campbell

George Christos

Robert-Howell

Choice Karaoke

Phoenix Rising

Vicious Grove

Tsunami

Dizzy Burnett

In Three

783 Rio del Mar Blvd, Aptos

MICHAELâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ON MAIN 2591 Main St, Soquel

PARADISE BEACH GRILLE

Johnny Fabulous

215 Esplanade, Capitola

SANDERLINGS 1 Seascape Resort Dr, Rio del Mar

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SEVERINOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BAR & GRILL

Don McCaslin &

7500 Old Dominion Ct, Aptos

The Amazing Jazz Geezers

SHADOWBROOK

Phoenix Rising Joe Ferrara

Breeze Babes Lisa Marie

1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola

THE WHARF HOUSE

Isis &

1400 Wharf Rd, Capitola

The Cold Truth

THE UGLY MUG

John Begley &

4640 Soquel Dr, Soquel

George Christos

Karen Waterman

ZELDAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S

Birds of a Feather

Greg Cross

Jake Shandling Trio

203 Esplanade, Capitola

SCOTTS VALLEY / SAN LORENZO VALLEY DON QUIXOTEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S

Ray Wylie Hubbard

Patrick Watson

HENFLINGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TAVERN

Mata Hari Hustle

New Orleans Suspects

Spin Farm &

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9450 Hwy 9, Ben Lomond

Automatic Animal

6275 Hwy 9, Felton

WATSONVILLE / MONTEREY / CARMEL CILANTROâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S

Hippo Happy Hour

1934 Main St, Watsonville

MOSS LANDING INN

Mariachi Ensemble

KDON DJ Showbiz

& KDON DJ SolRock

Open Jam

Groovy Judy

Hwy 1, Moss Landing

Tickets subject to city tax & service charge by phone 866-384-3060 & online

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Showtimes are for Wednesday, June 6, through Wednesday, June 12, unless otherwise indicated. Programs and showtimes are subject to change without notice.

APTOS CINEMAS 122 Rancho Del Mar Center, Aptos 831.688.6541 www.thenick.com Madagascar 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 2:20; 4:20; 6:20; 8:20 plus Fri-Sun 12:20pm. Chimpanzee â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 2:50; 6:45. The Dictator â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 2; 3:40; 5:20; 7; 8:40. Marvelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Avengers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 3:15; 6; 8:45 plus Fri-Sun 12:30pm. Monsieur Lahzar â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 4:30; 8:30.

CINELUX 41ST AVENUE CINEMA 1475 41st Ave., Capitola 831.479.3504 www.cineluxtheatres.com Prometheus â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 11:15; 2; 4:45; 7:30; 10:20. Marvelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Avengers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 12:30; 3:45; 7; 10:10. Men in Black 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 11:30; 2; 4:30; 7:15; 9:45; Fri-Wed 11:30; 2:15;

Chernobyl Diaries â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1:15; 3:25; 5:35; 8; 10:15; Fri Wed call for showtimes. Dark Shadows â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1:30; 4:15; 6:50; 9:30; Fri Wed call for showtimes. The Dictator â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 12:40; 3; 5; 7:25; 9:50; Fri Wed call for showtimes. Marvelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Avengers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 12:30; 3:45; 6:55; 10:20; Fri Wed call

for showtimes. (No Thu 10:35pm) Marvelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Avengers 3D â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 12; 3:15; 7:20; 10:30; Fri call for showtimes. (No Thu 10:30pm) Men in Black 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 2; 7:30; Fri Wed call for showtimes. Men in Black 3 3D â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 11:15; 4:55; 10:20; Fri Wed call for showtimes. What to Expect When Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re Expecting â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1; 3:50; 7:10; 9:45; Fri Wed call for showtimes. Funny Face â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Thu 9pm.

CINELUX SCOTTS VALLEY STADIUM CINEMA

4:45; 7:15; 9:45.

226 Mt. Hermon Rd., Scotts Valley 831.438.3260 www.cineluxtheatres.com

Snow White and the Huntsman â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 11; 1:45; 4:40; 7:30; 10:20;

Madagascar 3: Escape From Europe â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 11:45; 12:30; 3; 4:40. Madagascar 3: Escape From Europe 3D â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 2:15; 7; 9:20. Prometheus â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 4:45; 7:30. Prometheus 3D â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 11:10; 2. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 11; 1:45; 4:30; 7:20; 10:10;

Fri-Wed 11; 1:45; 4:30; 7:20; 10:10.

DEL MAR 1124 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 831.426.7500 www.thenick.com Peace, Love & Misunderstanding â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 2:40; 5; 7:10; 9:20 plus

Fri-Sun; Wed 12:30pm. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 12:40; 1:40; 3:20; 4:20; 6;

7; 8:40; 9:40; Fri-Wed 1:40; 3:20; 4:20; 6; 7; 8:40; 9:40 plus Fri-Sat 12:40pm. Piranha 3D â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 6; 7; 8:40; 9:40 plus Fri-Sat midnight. Jenniferâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Body â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Sat midnight. Danny Boyleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Frankenstein â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Thu 7:30pm; Sun 11am. Derby Baby! â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sun 7pm.

NICKELODEON Lincoln and Cedar streets, Santa Cruz 831.426.7500 www.thenick.com Hysteria â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 2:50; 5; 7:10; 9:20 plus Sat-Sun 12:30pm. Polisse â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 4:20; 9:10. Bernie â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Daily 3; 5:10; 7:20; 9:30 plus Sat-Sun 12:50. Chimpanzee â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1:50pm. Darling Companion â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 4:50; 9. First Position â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 2:45; 7; Fri-Wed 2:20; 6:50 plus 12:10pm. The Hunger Games â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 3:30; 8:30. Otter 501 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1pm. Where Do We Go Now? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 2:15; 4:30; 6:50; 9:20; Fri-Wed 6:15pm.

RIVERFRONT STADIUM TWIN 155 S. River St, Santa Cruz 800.326.3264 x1701 www.regmovies.com Snow White and the Huntsman â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Daily 12; 1; 3; 4; 6:15; 7; 9:15; 9:55.

SANTA CRUZ CINEMA 9 1405 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 800.326.3264 x1700 www.regmovies.com Madagascar 3: Europeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Most Wanted 3D â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 11:30; 2;

4:30; 6:45; 9:20. Prometheus 3D â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 12; 3:10; 7:15; 10:10. Battleship â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 12:15; 3:10; 7:30; 10:30; Fri Wed call for showtimes.

Fri-Wed 12:45; 3:45; 6:45; 9:30. Marvelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Avengers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 11; 4:30; 10; Fri-Wed 11; 1:40; 4:30; 7:20; 10. Marvelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Avengers 3D â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1:40; 7:30; 10. Men in Black 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 2; 7:30; Fri-Wed 11:20; 2; 4:55; 7:30; 10:20. Men in Black 3 3D â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 11:15; 4:55; 10:20. Snow White and the Huntsman â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 11; 11:30; 1:45; 2:30; 4:30; 5:30; 7:20; 8:30; 10:15; Fri-Wed 11; 1:45; 4:30; 5:20; 7:20; 8:15; 10:15. Battleship â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1; 4; 7; 10. Dark Shadows â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 11:30; 2:10; 4:45; 7:30. The Dictator â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 10:10pm.

GREEN VALLEY CINEMA 8 1125 S. Green Valley Rd, Watsonville 831.761.8200 www.greenvalleycinema.com Madagascar 3: Escape From Europe â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 1; 3; 5:05; 7:15;

9:30 plus Sat-Sun 10:45am. Madagascar 3: Escape From Europe 3D â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 12:45; 2:45;

4:50; 7; 9:15 plus Sat-Sun 11am. Prometheus â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 1:15; 4; 7; 9:45 plus Sat-Sun 10:40am. Prometheus 3D â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 1; 3:45; 6:45; 9:30 plus 10:30am. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 1:15; 4; 7; 9:45. Marvelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Avengers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 12:30; 6:45; Fri-Wed 12:30; 3:30; 6:45; 9:40. Marvelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Avengers 3D â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 3:30; 9:40. Men in Black 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1:15; 4; 7:15; 9:40; Fri-Wed 1:15; 4; 7:15; 9:30 plus Sat-Sun 10:55am. Men in Black 3 3D â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1; 3:45; 7; 9:45. Snow White and the Huntsman â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1:15; 3:15; 4; 6:15; 7; 9; 9:45; Fri-Wed 1:15; 4; 7:15; 9:30 plus Sat-Sun 10:40am. Battleship â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1:15; 4; 7; 9:45. Chernobyl Diaries â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 7; 9:30. Dark Shadows â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1:15; 3:50. The Dictator â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1; 3; 5:05; 7:15; 9:30.


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Europe, where they discover the perfect cover: a traveling circus, on which they put their own Madagascar spin. (Opens Fri at Aptos, Santa Cruz 9, Scotts Valley and Green Valley) (LS)

PEACE, LOVE & MISUNDERSTANDING (R; 96 min) Diane (Catherine Keener), a strait-laced Republican lawyer, needs a breath of fresh air after the divorce papers go through and decides to leave Manhattan to visit her estranged mother in upstate New York with her two teenage children. Dianeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother Grace (Jane Fonda) is a proud, pot-selling, counterculture-leading hippie, which makes their reconciliation challenging and hilarious. (Opens Fri at Del Mar) (LS) POLISSE (NR; 127 min) A photographer is sent to cover the Child Protection Unit in Paris, and reveals the heartbreaking tribulations and relationships between the police and their subjects. French with English subtitles. (Opens Fri at The Nick) (LS) PROMETHEUS (R; 124 min) In the distant future, two powers compete for the solar systemâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s natural resources. After discovering what may be a clue to humanityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s origins, a team of explorers heads to a dark corner of the universe hoping to find a new home for human civilization. Instead, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the human race. (Opens Fri at 41st Ave, Santa Cruz 9, Scotts Valley and Green Valley) (LS)

@3D73EA AVENGERS (PG-13; 142 min.) Joss Whedon directs tale of the director of an international peacekeeping organization (Samuel Jackson) who must recruit a pack of Marvel superheroesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;including Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk and Thorâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to save Earth from Thorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crazy brother Loki. With Robert Downey, Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson. BATTLESHIP (PG-13; 131 min) NASA sends out some feelers in the direction of an Earth-like planet and for its trouble gets five massive alien warships parked in the Pacific. Among the puny

ALL IN THE FAMILY Elizabeth Olsen, Jane Fonda and Catherine Keener cross the generational divides in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Peace, Love & Misunderstanding,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; opening Friday. Earthlings immediately imperiled by this situation is a lieutenant (Taylor Kitsch) who is trying to impress the brass (Liam Neeson, Alexander Skarsgard), one of whom may be his future father-in-law. (LS)

BERNIE (PG-13; 104 min) Beloved local mortician Bernie (Jack Black) befriends a wealthy widow (Shirley MacLaine) and agrees to help her manage her accounts, but her constant nagging and put-downs bother him in a big way. When she goes missing, no one in the small East Texas town misses her for months, until the District Attorney (Matthew McConaughey) starts snooping around. (LS) THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (PG-13; 124 min) British retirees move to India and cope with culture shock in different ways. With Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. CHERNOBYL DIARIES (R; 90 min) Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide to take them to the city of Prypiat, where the workers of the fated Chernobyl nuclear reactor once lived. Their vacation becomes a nightmare when the group find themselves trapped in the abandoned city and clearly not alone. (LS) CHIMPANZEE (G; 78 min) Tim Allen narrates this Disney True Life Adventure documentary about a baby chimp named Oscar who becomes separated from

his troop. Just when his luck is about to run out, unexpected help comes in the form of an adult primate who adopts Oscar and raises him like one of his own. (JG)

DARLING COMPANION (PG13; 103 min) On the way home from her daughterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wedding, Beth (Diane Keaton) rescues a dog from the side of the road. Bethâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bond with the animal grows as she becomes increasingly frustrated with her husband (Kevin Kline). When her pet runs off during a walk with her husband, Beth is furious, and her crumbling marriage is put to the ultimate test. (LS) THE DICTATOR (R) Sacha Baron Cohen stars as the bearded, sunglassessporting Admiral General Aladeen, who must protect the fictional North African country of Wadiya from the wicked ways of democracy. With Ben Kingsley, John C. Reilly, Megan Fox and Anna Faris. Directed by Larry Charles of Borat, Bruno and Seinfeld fame. DARK SHADOWS (PG-13; 119 min.) Johnny Depp dons long vampire nails and romps with Eva Green in Tim Burton-directed remake of the 1960s vampire soap opera. With Helena Bonham Carter and Michelle Pfeiffer. (TH) MEN IN BLACK 3 (PG-13; 106 min) The film commences with the hairy one-armed

Boris the Animal (Jermaine Clement) breaking from jail and heading to settle an old score with Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones). Meanwhile, the never more fey Agent J (Will Smith) seeks paternal male-love from his partner. J time-hops back to 1969 in an effort to head off an alien invasion and meet up with the younger K (Josh Brolin, doing a fine pickup of Jonesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; mannerisms). A joke or two stands out, but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only so much male bonding a man can stand. (RvB)

OTTER 501 (NR) A young woman finds a stranded baby sea otter on a beach south of Big Sur after a storm. Peering down at the damp, shivering fur ball, she grabs her cell phone and makes a call, setting in motion a story about the otterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s struggle for survival and humansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; efforts to protect an iconic species. PIRANHA 3DD (R; 83 min) This horror-comedy sequel to Piranha 3D returns to a tourist-depleted Lake Victoria a year after the piranhas were eradicated â&#x20AC;Ś or were they? A marinebiologist must solve the mystery of a string of gruesome deaths before they spread to her newly opened nearby waterpark. (LS) SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN (PG-13; 127 min) In this dark twist on a fairy tale, the evil queen (Charlize Theron) learns

she must eat the heart of her stepdaughter, the beautiful Snow White (Kristen Stewart), if she is to conquer the kingdom and remain forever the Fairest of Them All. But the Huntsman chosen to kill the princess tips the scales by choosing to mentor her in the art of war. (LS)

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;RE EXPECTING (PG-13; 110 min.) Five couples have babies. With Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Dennis Quaid, Chris Rock. WHERE DO WE GO NOW? (PG-13; 113 min) Nadine Labakiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s follow-up to her soft-focus Franco-Lebanese film Caramel begins with a walk to the cemetery of a small Lebanese mountain hamlet. The women have come to tend the graves. One side of their dirt path is Christian, the other Muslim. Both sides are filled with men too young to die but who got caught up in the sectarian fighting of a few years back. As tensions boil anew, the matrons decide to keep the peace by distracting the menfolk. Verging on the incoherent and touching upon the silly, Where Do We Go Now? successfully avoids becoming yet another version of Lysistrata thanks in part to Labakiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s smart surprise ending. (RvB)


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LOLLYGAG Sheridan Smith is a naughty maid nicknamed â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Molly the Lollyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hysteria.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

Climax Change Ă&#x2030;>oij[h_WĂ&#x160;Y^hed_Yb[iW^Wffocec[dj_dj^[ ^_ijehoe\\[cWb[i[nkWb_jo BY RICHARD VON BUSACK YOUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;D LOVE to applaud Hysteria for the way it encourages female pleasure. But Tanya Wexlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historical farce is so self-congratulatory, it barely allows its audience a few mild civilized chuckles. There is some talent here, mostly squandered. Jonathan Pryce steals his scenes as a pompous Victorian doctor. He treats his patients with a method most of us learned at about age 13 1/2. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dr. Robert Dalrympleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s practice to manipulate the genitals of his customers. This procedure relieves his patientsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;welloff, middle-aged womenâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;of abdominal discomfort, unwanted thoughts, depression and every other symptom indicated by the term â&#x20AC;&#x153;hysteria.â&#x20AC;? Dr. Mortimer Granville (the handsome, vacant Hugh Dancy) joins Dalrympleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s practice and starts keeping the company of the doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daughter Emily (Felicity Jones); she is an amateur phrenologist who says things like â&#x20AC;&#x153;your thrombus is so rigid and jutting.â&#x20AC;? Yet Granville is disturbed by the political convictions of Emilyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sister Charlotte, a midwife (a robustly miscast Maggie Gyllenhaal) who has no patience with the problems of these well-off bored ladies. Charlotteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main cause is nursing the poor in the East End. Mortimer is good at his task. Sadly, the doctor falls victim to carpal tunnel from wanking all of these upper-class dames. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when his wealthy inventor friend Edmund (Rupert Everett) comes up with

an electrifying new invention. An actress who canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do a good comedy orgasm scene has no place in the cinema. Sexy toast-of-the-West End type Sheridan Smith mugs pleasurably, playing a debauched maid nicknamed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Molly the Lolly.â&#x20AC;? Georgie Glenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shriek of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tally-ho!â&#x20AC;? at the capital moment is rich, particularly since sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wearing her Scottish bonnet all through the experience. Malcolm Rennie exemplifies Hysteriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s problems; he comes in to a fancy engagement party as Lord St. JohnSmythe, in evening clothes and huge Dundreary whiskers; heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s full-bellied and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a moist and fraudulent gleam in his eye. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rennie going to bring to this movie? Nothing, except a frowned line: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I despise business!â&#x20AC;? Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the symbol of Hysteria, with its number of actors and actresses, all dressed up with no place to go. Director Wexler seems caught in the problem of a film addressing twin evils: poverty and the second-class status of women. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as if sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unable to take the second one seriously. She canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t visualize the sadness of lonely women enough to make their moments of happiness truly ticklish. HYSTERIA @)[W\ =^S\a4`WROg


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:_d[hĂ&#x160;i=k_Z[ 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. SYMBOLS MADE SIMPLE: $ +C\RS` $$ +# $$$ +$  $$$$+ O\Rc^

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

AMBROSIA INDIA BISTRO

$$ Aptos

BRITANNIA ARMS

$$$ Aptos $$ Aptos

207 Searidge Rd, 831.685.0610

8017 Soquel Dr, 831.688.1233 SEVERINOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GRILL

7500 Old Dominion Ct, 831.688.8987 ZAMEEN MEDITERRANEAN

7528 Soquel Dr, 831.688.4465

Indian. Authentic Indian dishes and specialties served in a comfortable dining room. Lunch buffet daily 11:30am-2:30pm; dinner daily 5pm to close. www.ambrosiaib.com 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. Continental California cuisine. Breakfast all week 6:30-11am, lunch all week 11am-2pm; dinner Fri-Sat 5-10pm, Sun-Thu 5-9pm. www.seacliffinn.com. Middle Eastern/Mediterranean. Fresh, fast, flavorful. Gourmet meat and vegetarian kebabs, gyros, falafel, healthy salads and Mediterranean flatbread pizzas. Beer and wine. Dine in or take out. Tue-Sun 11am-8pm.

CAPITOLA

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Mark Lightfoot, Artist

Home to more artists per capita than any city west of the Mississippi, Oaklandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vibrant art movement is drawing artists and art lovers from across the

$ Capitola

CAFE VIOLETTE

$$

Capitola

GEISHA SUSHI 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.

$$$

SHADOWBROOK

Capitola

1750 Wharf Rd, 831.475.1511

$$$

STOCKTON BRIDGE GRILLE

Capitola

231 Esplanade, 831.464.1933

$$$ Capitola

203 Esplanade, 831.475.4900

104 Stockton Ave, 831.479.8888

country. From the monthly Oakland Art Murmur to the weekly Saturday Stroll to the Pro Arts East Bay Open Studios this June, Oakland is making a scene. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss it. Spend a weekend. Discover the art of Oakland.

Oakland. To know it is to love it. loveoaklandart.org

ZELDAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S

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

California Continental. Swordfish and other seafood specials. Dinner Mon-Thu 5:30-9:30pm; Fri 5-10pm; Sat 4-10:30pm; Sun 4-9pm. Mediterranean tapas. Innovative menu, full-service bar, international wine list and outdoor dining with terrific views in the heart of Capitola Village. Open daily. California cuisine. Nightly specials include prime rib and lobster. Daily 7am-2am.

SANTA CRUZ $$ Santa Cruz

ACAPULCO

$$$ Santa Cruz

LE CIGARE VOLANT

$ Santa Cruz

CHARLIE HONG KONG

$$ Santa Cruz

CLOUDS

1116 Pacific Ave, 831. 426.7588

#oaklandloveit

$$ Santa Cruz

328 Ingalls St, 831.425.6771

1141 Soquel Ave, 831. 426.5664

110 Church St, 831.429.2000 THE CREPE PLACE

1134 Soquel Ave, 831.429.6994

$$

CROWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NEST

Santa Cruz

2218 East Cliff Dr, 831.476.4560

$$ Santa Cruz

GABRIELLAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S

$$ Santa Cruz

HINDQUARTER

$$ Santa Cruz

910 Cedar St., 831.457.1677

303 Soquel Ave, 831.426.7770 HOFFMANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S

1102 Pacific Ave, 837.420.0135

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. Features the vibrant and esoteric wines of Bonny Doon Vineyard, a three-course, family-style prix fixe menu that changes nightly, and an inventive small plates menu, highlighting both seasonal and organic ingredients from local farms. 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 & Bay views. Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily. Califormia-Italian. fresh from farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; markets organic vegetables, local seafood, grilled steaks, frequent duck and rabbit, famous CHICKEN GABRIELLA, legendary local wine list, romantic mission style setting with patio, quiet side street 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.


HULAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ISLAND GRILL

Santa Cruz

221 Cathcart St, 831.426.4852



INDIA JOZE

Santa Cruz

418 Front St, 831.325-3633

$$ Santa Cruz

JOHNNYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HARBORSIDE

493 Lake Ave, 831.479.3430

$$$ LA POSTA Santa Cruz 538 Seabright Ave, 831.457.2782 $$ Santa Cruz

OLITAS

$$ Santa Cruz

PACIFIC THAI

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. vegetarian.Full-service tiki bar. Happy-hour tiki drinks. Aloha Fri, Sat lunch 11:30am-5pm. Dinner nightly 5pm-close. Eclectic Pan Asian dishes. Vegetarian, seafood, lamb and chicken with a wok emphasis since 1972. Cafe, catering, culinary classes, food festivals, beer and wine. Open for lunch and dinner daily except Sunday 11:30-9pm. Special events most Sundays. 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



RISTORANTE ITALIANO

Santa Cruz

555 Soquel Ave, 831.458.2321

$$ Santa Cruz

1220 Pacific Ave, 831.426.9930

ROSIE MCCANNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S

Thai. Individually prepared with the freshest ingredients, 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.

$$ Santa Cruz

SANTA CRUZ MTN. BREWERY California / Brewpub. Enjoy a handcrafted organic ale in the

402 Ingalls Street, Ste 27 831.425.4900

taproom or the outdoor patio while you dine on Bavarian pretzels, a bowl of french fries, Santa Cruzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best fish tacos and more. Open everday noon until 10pm. Food served until 7pm.

$$ Santa Cruz

SOIF

Wine bar with menu. Flawless plates of great character and flavor; sexy menu listings and wines to match. Dinner Mon-Thu 59pm, Fri-Sat 5-10pm, Sun 4-9pm; retail shop Mon 5pm-close, Tue-Sat noon-close, Sun 4pm-close.

$$ Santa Cruz

WOODSTOCKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PIZZA

105 Walnut Ave, 831.423.2020

710 Front St, 831.427.4444

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.

SCOTTS VALLEY $ HEAVENLY CAFE 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. $ JIA TELLAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S 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.

SOQUEL $$ Soquel

EL CHIPOTLE TAQUERIA

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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