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Arts, Entertainment, Dining, Calendar

A&E

Composing Himself

Composing Himself

Chris Pratorius on the art, community and addictive quality of writing music

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Thriller Nights

Thriller Nights

Family fun or fright-worthy, GT has got your Halloween covered

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Literature

Wedge of Allegiance

Wedge of Allegiance

Azar Nafisi on American identity and misguided individualism

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Distinguished Gentleman

Distinguished Gentleman

Founder John Orlando has guided the Distinguished Artists series through 30 years of performances

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Literature

Roots Run Deep

Roots Run Deep

Best-selling author Garth Stein’s latest book is a multi-generational tale set in the Pacific Northwest

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Pressing Matters

Pressing Matters

Master printer Felicia Rice on seven-year collaboration
‘DOC/UNDOC’

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A Season in Motion

A Season in Motion

As Motion Pacific evolves, its new season of dance blurs the line between audience and performer

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Hendrix Reloaded

Hendrix Reloaded

The Experience Hendrix Tour returns to Santa Cruz with new guitar slingers and past favorites

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Laughathon

DNA’s comedy festival is like a competition—with no prize

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Pre-Party On

Pre-Party On

Santa Cruz Music Festival teaser weekend Oct. 10-11 hints at bigger things to come

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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