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ARTS AND MUSIC
CIRCA SURVIVE PLUS TIGERS JAW AND SOUL GLO
Straight out of Philly, the indie post-hardcore outfit came together in 2004 by former Saosin singer Anthony Green and guitarist Colin Frangicetto. The group’s 2022 “Blue Sky Noise” tour has attracted a lot of hype. Sold out. Wednesday, Jan. 26, 7pm. The Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. catalystclub.com.
KT TUNSTALL WITH HALEY JOHNSON
Described as a “power-pop gem” by Rolling Stone, Tunstall’s debut went multi-platinum. Throughout her career, her music has been featured in everything from The Devil Wears Prada to “Grey’s Anatomy.” $27 advance/$34 door. Wednesday, Jan. 26, 8pm. Felton Music Hall, 6275 Highway 9, Felton. feltonmusichall.com.
GARY BLACKBURN BAND
The Santa Cruz singer-songwriter melds old school with modern-day, weaving memorable musical performances made up of tunes that tell stories of love, forgiveness and the paths that we choose. Free. Thursday, Jan. 27, 5pm. Michael’s on Main, 2591 Main St., Soquel. michaelsonmain.info.
MELVIN SEALS AND JGB
Dubbed “Master of the Universe” by Jerry Garcia, Seals spun his B3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for over 18 years, delivering every genre of music; from blues to funk to jazz, Seals serves up spicy jams that always groove hard. $44. Thursday, Jan. 27, 8pm. Felton Music Hall, 6275 Highway 9, Felton. feltonmusichall.com.
BLACK JOE LEWIS AND THE HONEYBEARS AND CEDRIC BURNSIDE
Throughout the last 25 years, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears have shared bills with Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley, Detroit Cobras and the Strange Boys. And that’s just a tiny sample of the many notables who have love for Lewis. The grandson of the late great bluesman R.L. Burnside brings a hefty dose of Mississippi talent to California. $28 advance/$32 door. Thursday, Jan. 27, 8:30pm. Moe’s Alley, 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. moesalley.com.
DONAVON FRANKENREITER WITH CHRISTINA HOLMES
From pro surfer to musician, the SoCal talent has traveled the world for 40 years. Frankenreiter’s unique blend of laid-back jams and thoughtful lyrics—served up with a side of soul—are genuinely engaging. $27. Friday, Jan. 28, 8pm. Felton Music Hall, 6275 Highway 9, Felton. feltonmusichall.com.
In 25 years, this Canadian guitarist has scored the Acoustic Guitar Magazine “Player’s Choice Silver Award,” 11 Juno Award nods (he won in 2001 for Free Fall) and a Gemini Award. On top of that, Cook has had 10 platinum and gold studio albums. $35/$55 Gold Circle. Saturday, Jan. 29, 8pm. Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. riotheatre.com.
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) comprises 15 of the world’s finest jazz soloists and ensemble players. Led by Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center Managing and Artistic Director, the versatile orchestra performs a vast repertoire, ranging from original compositions to masterworks by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus and many others. This is a concert not-to-be-missed by jazz lovers. $65.50-$105.50. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 7:30pm. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St., Santa Cruz. cityofsantacruz.com.
DEEP SEA DIVER
Deep Sea Diver’s third full-length record, Impossible Weight, has been described as full of “restless intensity that is both unsettling and transcendent.” For bandleader Jessica Dobson, the album’s sonic and emotional expanse stems from a period of sometimes-brutal self-examination. This process began shortly after the Seattle-based four-piece finished touring behind their acclaimed sophomore album, Secrets. $18 advance/$22 door. Wednesday, Feb. 2, 8pm. Moe’s Alley, 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. moesalley.com.
BAY AREA COMBAT – MIXED MARTIAL ARTS This hybrid of No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu, local musicians and amateur mixed martial arts has something for everyone. The MMA main event features Santa Cruz’s Raul Quintero of Jiu-Jitsu Therapy taking on Antioch’s Isaiah Chatman of Team Salguera. The winner will take home the Bay Area Combat Lightweight Title. $66.50. Saturday, Jan. 29, 5pm (4pm doors). Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St., Santa Cruz. santacruztickets.com.
RECYCLING BOOT CAMP – CITY OF SANTA CRUZ Confused about recycling? You’re not alone! There have been many changes to the recycling industry. Is recycling still worth it? It is when it’s done correctly. This in-depth look at the world of recycling will offer education on material management on a global scale and locally. Learn how you can be part of the solution. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 6-8pm. Virtual. Register at bit.ly/32Wr1yL.
COMMUNITY PILATES MAT CLASS The popular in-person community Pilates Mat Class is in session again. Please bring a mat, a small Pilates ball and TheraBand (if you have one.) Vaccination required. $10 suggested donation. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 10am. Temple Beth El, 3055 Porter Gulch Road, Aptos.
ENTRE NOSOTRAS GRUPO DE APOYO Entre Nosotras support group for Spanish speaking women with a cancer diagnosis. Meets twice monthly. Friday, Jan. 28, 6pm. WomenCARE, 2901 Park Ave., Suite A1, Soquel. Register at 831-761-3973.
WOMENCARE ARM-IN-ARM WomenCARE Arm-in-Arm Cancer support group for women with advanced, recurrent or metastatic cancer. Meets every Monday, currently on Zoom. Registration is required. Call WomenCARE at 831-457-2273. Monday, Jan. 31, 12:30pm.
FREE TUESDAY AT UCSC ARBORETUM Explore the biodiversity of the arboretum gardens, birdwatch or simply relax on a bench in the shade. Free. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 9am. UCSC Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 1156 High St., Santa Cruz. arboretum.ucsc.edu.