Arts & Entertainment

A Place at the Table screens in Santa Cruz

May 13, 2013

A new documentary titled “A Place at the Table” explores the problems of hunger and food insecurity in America. The film, by the same team that made the film “Food Inc.,” includes input from actor Jeff Bridges, celebrity chef Tom Colicchio and various experts on food and hunger-related topics. Nearly 50 million Americans are estimated not…

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Santa Cruz Improv Festival 2013

May 8, 2013
Santa Cruz Improv Festival 2013

The 2013 Santa Cruz Improv Festival kicks off this week, starting with Friday’s performance by cleverly-named local group, the Improverts. The festival will take place over four consecutive weekends in May and June, featuring performances by local and regional improv troupes. Styles run the gamut from short-form “Whose Line Is it Anyway?“-type performances to full-length…

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And now your featured presentation: Former Mayor Coonerty to “greet” movie-goers

April 26, 2013

In honor of the Planet Cruz comedy show series, former Mayor Ryan Coonerty is starring in a new video clip that will be played before films begin at The Nickelodeon Theater and the Del Mar for the next couple of weeks.

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Burlesque classes at Motion Pacific in Santa Cruz

April 25, 2013
Burlesque classes at Motion Pacific in Santa Cruz

If you’ve ever wanted to learn the art of twirling tassels and the tease in the striptease, there’s an opportunity right here in Santa Cruz. Each Tuesday night at Motion Pacific, Balla Fire of the Santa Cruz-based Sin Sisters Burlesque teaches the basics of burlesque.  The classes are open to drop-ins so there’s no commitment…

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Victorian-style Santa Cruz stickers

April 24, 2013
Victorian-style Santa Cruz stickers

Now these are cool. The masterminds behind Local Santa Cruz have introduced a new line of stickers to show off your hometown pride.  The stickers are $5 a pop or you can get sets of two for $9. Check ‘em out!    

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Movies at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

April 11, 2013
Movies at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

The folks at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk released the schedule for its outdoor Wednesday night movie series this summer. Fittingly, the series kicks off with a movie filmed here in Santa Cruz — “The Lost Boys” — and ends with another filmed in Santa Cruz, “Chasing Mavericks.” Here’s the full line-up: June 26 –…

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The Santa Cruz secret film festival

April 10, 2013

This weekend the secret film festival returns to the Del Mar for an eighth year. A slew of films will be shown starting Saturday at 11:59 p.m. and continuing through noon Sunday. The catch? The titles of the films won’t be released… because it’s a secret. Typically at least a couple of the films haven’t…

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