.5 Things To Do In Santa Cruz: Nov. 20-26

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Green Fix

Walking Monterey Bay 

Ever thought of walking down to Monterey? Well, Rachel Kippen has. Actually, Kippen has walked the bay more than a dozen times. It’s only 40 miles. Kippen is the executive director of O’Neill Sea Odyssey and will be sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm for exploring one of the longest contiguous stretches of walkable sandy shoreline on the West Coast. Our coastline offers locations to beach camp or lodge and to view seasonal wildlife, including seabirds, whales, snowy plovers, sea otters and more. Kippen will provide tips, encouragement and itinerary guidance for the treks, which can be done solo, in groups, on day trips or weekends, or a four-day jaunt.

INFO: 7pm. Thursday, Nov. 21. The Live Oak Grange Hall, 1900 17th Ave., Live Oak. Free. 


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Art Seen

Santa Cruz Tattoo’d

Featuring tatted locals with powerful stories about their ink, the MAH’s newest exhibit uncovers personal tattoo stories from across Santa Cruz County. Grounded in the history of tattoo legalization, this exhibition highlights the artistry and creativity of tattooing throughout the county. Stop by on opening day to dive into tattoo history and artistry found throughout the county, featuring the works of nine local tattoo shops and artists. Plus, there will be a temporary tattoo in the pop-up tattoo shop located inside the gallery. Photo: Mickey Ta.

INFO: 10am- 8pm. Exhibit runs Friday, Nov. 22-Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St., Santa Cruz. 429-1964, santacruzmah.org. $10.


Saturday 11/23 

Dig Gardens 10th Annual Holiday Open House

One of Santa Cruz’s favorite boutique nurseries is turning 10 this year. Dig Gardens has always been a go-to for kitchen and home products, accessories and, of course, plants. A haven for plant parents, Dig always has some kind of new, exotic addition to any collection. In celebration of their first decade, Dig is hosting a holiday Open House and anniversary party that is a must for holiday shopping. All items in the store will be 10% off, and there will be a raffle and small bites.

INFO: 4-8 p.m. Dig Gardens, 420 Water St., Santa Cruz. 466-3444. Free. 


Saturday 11/23 

American Indian Art

Join the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History for an in-depth exploration of American Indian art through conversation and artifact exploration.From gift baskets to painted pottery to shell pendants and beaded clothing, American Indian art varies from region to region. During this seminar at the museum, Rebecca Hernandez will give a general overview of artistic characteristics across several regions and demonstrate how various artifacts are made. Hernandez is director of the American Indian Resource Center at UCSC, and her academic research focuses on American Indian identity constructs in America. 

INFO: 1-4pm. Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History. santacruzmuseum.org. $20.


Thursday 11/21 

Sparkling Wine Tasting Class

Champagne may be the king of sparkling wines, but there are truly outstanding examples of sparkling wines—produced according to the same methods and techniques as Champagne—made all over the world. The class will examine the different ways to make a wine sparkle; taste various examples and styles of sparkling wine from Champagne, California and elsewhere around the globe. The class is open to everyone from sparkling wine aficionados to those unfamiliar with fizz. Class size is limited to 24 people and designed for all levels. Students must be over 21. Tickets includes a taste of eight different wines and light refreshments.

INFO: 7-9pm. Equinox and Bartolo Winery and Tasting Room, 334 Ingalls St., Santa Cruz. 471-8608. $45. 


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