.5 Things to Do in Santa Cruz This Week

Event highlights for the week of October 25, 2017.

Green Fix

Succulent Class and Plant Exchange

succulentsSucculents are the perfect plant for anyone—even plant killers with the best of intentions. UC Master Gardeners hosts a free class on growing succulents, just in time for the holidays. Learn the best way to cut and regrow your succulents, trade cuttings, and take home your very own planted pot at the end. The class will fill up, so online preregistration is recommended.

INFO: Saturday, Oct. 28. 10 a.m.-Noon. 1430 Freedom Blvd., Watsonville. mbmg.org. Free.


Art Seen

‘Museum’ Comedy Performance

popouts1743-art-seenMuseum is a comic platform for human expression. It’s set in an art show, and showcases the comings and goings of dozens of people, each with their own set of problems, ideas and celebrations. Performed, organized and directed by San Lorenzo Valley High School students, the show includes a silent auction, where the audience can bid on the museum artwork created by the student cast and crew. All proceeds benefit the student director program, and help future student artists.

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INFO: Runs Oct. 26-Nov. 5. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. San Lorenzo Valley High School Performing Arts Center, 7105 Hwy. 9, Felton. hs.slvusd.org. Tickets available at the box office, general admission $12.


Saturday 10/28

Beach Boardwalk Chili Cook-Off

Chili is an ultimate comfort food, and what’s more comforting than vats of it as far as the eye can see? Sounds like heaven on Earth. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s seventh annual chili cook-off features meat and vegetarian chili options from both amateur and professional chefs. A tasting ticket includes six chili samples, a bowl, spoon and people’s choice ballot to vote for your favorite.

INFO: 10 a.m.-4 p.m, tasting begins at 1 p.m. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach St., Santa Cruz. beachboardwalk.com. Admission is free, tasting kits $10. A portion of proceeds fund Santa Cruz Playground Project.


Wednesday 10/25-Sunday 10/29

Pacific Rim Music Festival

With the increased urgency of political peace between east and west, UCSC has joined with the Korean government to bring a highly esteemed Korean orchestra to share their heritage and culture. UCSC’s Pacific Rim Music Festival is a collaboration of the Korean National Gugak Center Traditional Orchestra and western composers. The traditional and contemporary musical event spans five days and includes new performers and pieces each day. The event is free in effort to bring all community members to the shows.

INFO: All shows begin at 7:40 p.m., except 10/29 at 3 p.m. UCSC Recital Hall, 402 McHenry Road, Santa Cruz. pacificrim.ucsc.edu. Free.


Friday 10/27

Dinner and Movie in the Park

popouts1743-Dinner-and-MovieTake your pick of local food trucks and snuggle up with your loved ones during this pre-Halloween event for the family. You’re never too old for Hocus Pocus, or movies in the park, but if you feel that way, there is a beer and wine garden to make you feel mature. Dress up in your Halloween costume for a free treat to go with your dinner. It’s getting chilly, so don’t forget blankets and lawn chairs for optimal comfort. Weather permitting, check @foodtrucksagogo for updates.

INFO: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Skypark, 361 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley. myscottsvalley.com. Free.



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