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Arts, Entertainment, Dining, Calendar

A&E

Now We Can Sea

Now We Can Sea

Crowdsourced exhibit ‘Everybody’s Ocean’ opens at the MAH

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Theater

Doubling Down

Doubling Down

Sixteen short plays at this year’s 20th ‘8 Tens @ Eight’ festival

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A&E

The Fight for Selma

The Fight for Selma

Local activist recounts her experiences in the most violently segregated county in Alabama during the civil rights movement

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A&E

Santa Gets Real

Santa Gets Real

In a rare interview, pop-up artist of the year Santa Claus reveals what he really thinks of reindeer

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A&E

This Could Be Our Year

This Could Be Our Year

Get off on the good foot for 2015 with our guide to New Year’s Eve events

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Literature

The Bowers That Be

The Bowers That Be

New book recounts a buddhist pilgrimage that encountered craziness of all types—especially in Santa Cruz

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A&E

Jewel in Town

Jewel in Town

Ann Wasserman crafts jewelry from gold, silver, freshly blown glass and stingray skin

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Literature

Make It Write

Make It Write

A book lover’s guide to local authors whose work will make great gifts this season

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A&E

Be our Guest: Mike Birbiglia

Be our Guest: Mike Birbiglia

Win tickets to comedian, Mike Birbiglia's show at The Rio Theatre on Sunday

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A&E

Big Music

Big Music

Researcher Joy Reidenberg explores why and how whales sing at UCSC talk

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Crop Circles

How the confusion over GMOs is undermining the organic movement

 

Week of Festivals: Full Moon, Lantern Festival, Purim, Holi

It is a week of many different festivals along with a full moon, all occurring simultaneously. Thursday Chinese New Year celebrations end with the Lantern Festival (at full moon). Thursday is also the Pisces Solar festival (full moon), Purim (Jewish Festival) and Holi (Hindu New Year Festival). Sunday, March 8, Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. The festival of Purim celebrates the freedom of the Hebrew people from the cruel Haman (a magistrate) seeking to destroy them. Esther, the Queen of Persia, who was secretly Jewish, saved her people from death. The sweet cookie hamentaschen celebrates this festival. Friday, March 6, is Holi, the Hindu Spring Festival celebrated after the March full moon. Bonfires are lit the night before, warding off evil. Holi, the Festival of Colors, is the most colorful festival in the world. It is also the Festival of Love—of Radha for Krishna (the blue-colored God). It is a spring festival with singing, dancing, carnivals, food and bhang, a drink made of cannabis leaves. Holi signifies good over evil, ridding oneself of past errors, ending conflicts through rapprochement (returning to each other). It is a day of forgiveness, including debts. Holi also marks the beginning of New Year. At the Pisces Solar festival we recite the seed thought, “We leave the Father’s home and, turning back, we save.” Great Teachers remain on Earth until all of humanity is enlightened. The New Group of World Servers is called to this task and sacrifice. Sacrifice (from the heart) is the first Law of the Soul, the heart of which is Love. This sacrifice saves the world.

 

The New Tech Nexus

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

 

Film, Times & Events: Week of March 6

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Water Street Grill

YOLO gets reincarnated

 

What would make Santa Cruz better?

A lot more outdoor activities such as outdoor movies and concerts, food and art festivals, and more multicultural activites. Emmanuel Cole, Santa Cruz, Bicycle Industry Product Developer

 

Thomas Fogarty Winery

When looking for a bottle of something to have with dinner, Gewürztraminer 2012 is not the first wine to come to mind. Given the popularity of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Pinot Noir—to name but a few—Gewürztraminer sits low on the totem pole.

 

So Long, Louie’s

Louie’s Cajun Kitchen & Bourbon Bar closes, plus Back Porch pop-up, and 2015 Outstanding in the Field tour