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Theater

Time of Our ‘Wives’

Time of Our ‘Wives’

Santa Cruz Shakespeare hits new comic heights with ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’

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A&E

Art Files: Opposites Attract

Art Files: Opposites Attract

Using found objects, Victoria May seeks beauty in dichotomy and tension, the creepy and absurd

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Literature

Hooked for Life

Hooked for Life

Lisa Jensen’s new adult fantasy explores a new twist on Neverland

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A&E

Doubting Harris

Doubting Harris

Ian Harris doesn’t care what you think—he’s just going to make fun of it

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Theater

What's Not to Like?

What's Not to Like?

Shakespeare returns to the Festival Glen with ‘As You Like It’ 

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A&E

Art Files: Heart of Glass

Art Files: Heart of Glass

Local glassblower Peter Vizzusi has found a following with his unique creations

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Theater

Boys in the Brand

Boys in the Brand

Pop parody, faux-faith merge in Cabrillo Stage’s energetic ‘Altar Boyz’

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Theater

Play On

Play On

Santa Cruz Shakespeare finds a way to get their Will

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A&E

Cutting Edge

Cutting Edge

Bridget Heny’s printmaking metaphysics

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A&E

High Spirits

High Spirits

World-music legend Angélique Kidjo performs at the Rio on the heels of a new album and book

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The Binding of Edmund McMillen

How a Santa Cruz designer created one of the most unlikely hits in video game history

 

Sun in Leo, Rosy Star, Venus and Uranus Retrograde

Three major celestial events occur this week. Wednesday, the Sun enters Leo, highlighting the heart center of everyone. Leo is a sign of deep sensitivity (along with Cancer). Wednesday is also the feast day of St. Mary Magdalene, one of the most misunderstood women in the Bible. Saturday, July 25, Venus turns stationary retrograde at 0 Virgo (progressed Regulus, the Law, Hall of Records). Venus retrogrades for 44 days and nights, forming one petal of a five-pointed rosy star (pentagram) in the sky (five retrogrades over eight years = star). Venus retrograde turns values upside down. Our usual sense of beauty, values, the real price of things, relationships—all turn into a bundle of confusion. We don’t seem to know anything. Luxury goods are mispriced, values are jumbled, we wonder who that person is we’re in relationship with. We don’t know where our money is or where it’s gone. Venus, in daily life, represents values (resources, money, possessions and quality of relationships). Venus retrograde asks, “What do I value?” Venus retrograde puts us in touch with what has changed and what is truly of value in our lives. Venus retrogrades from 0 Virgo to 14 degrees Leo (July 25-Sept. 6). Leo is about the self and our creativity, which is how we come to know and value ourselves. We “know ourselves through what we create.” In Venus (values) retrograde (inner focus) we will ask, “What are values (not just money and finances)? What are my values? What do I create? How do I value my creations? Do I value myself?” Sunday, Uranus—planet of all things new, revelatory and revolutionary—also retrogrades (from 20 to 16 degrees Aries) until the full moon of Christmas Day. Five months of Uranus retrograde. In July and continuing on through the following months we have many planets retrograding. Things therefore slow down. Everyone’s focus becomes subjective, hidden by veils and curtains. A time when inner reserves of strength are available. A time of protection.

 

The New Tech Nexus

Community leaders in science and technology unite to form web-based networking program

 

Film, Times & Events: Week of July 24

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Hunter Hill Vineyards & Winery

Calling all Merlot lovers—Hunter Hill has released its 2013 estate Merlot ($25)—and a superb one it is, too.

 

Turn Up the Beet

Golden beets with buffalo mozzarella, plus single-malt whiskies and award-winning local Chardonnays