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Mavericks canceled for 2017

February 5, 2017
Mavericks canceled for 2017

This was supposed to be the first year that women competed in the annual Mavericks surfing competition, but this year’s event has been now been canceled. Embroiled in lawsuits and financial struggles, the competition has been officially called off for 2017, according to the New York Times. The decision follows several weeks — months, in…

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Sean Rowe at the Crepe Place Thursday

October 15, 2014

It’s not often that a little slice of 518 comes to the 831. Singer-songwriter (and forager) Sean Rowe hails from my hometown area in upstate New York, the Capital Region, aka Albany/Troy/Schenectady. He’s on tour for his new album, which is getting some major accolades. Check out this piece from NPR. He will be making…

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Sing-a-long Nightmare Before Christmas at the Rio

October 8, 2014
Sing-a-long Nightmare Before Christmas at the Rio

Well this sounds like a lot of fun. Tim Burton’s classic animated film “The Nightmare Before Christmas”  will be screened at the Rio on Oct. 30. But that’s not all — it’s a sing-a-long version! Dress up as your favorite character and come prepared to sing your heart out to gems like “This is Halloween,”…

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Neil Patrick Harris coming to Santa Cruz in October

September 22, 2014
Neil Patrick Harris coming to Santa Cruz in October

It’s going to be legen……wait for it…… DARY! Neil Patrick Harris is coming to Santa Cruz in October to read from his new book, “Choose Your Own Autobiography.” The one-time Doogie Howser star has kind of blown up in the past several years and Bookshop Santa Cruz isn’t taking any chances with his appearance. He’ll…

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The Del Mar Summer Camp Film Series

August 5, 2014
The Del Mar Summer Camp Film Series

I’ve never been to summer camp, personally, but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy a good summer camp movie. Apparently I’m not alone. This month, the Del Mar Theatre is hosting the Summer Camp film series for grown-ups. Each Thursday, a different summer camp-themed flick will be shown. Every Thursday in August come to the…

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Cinema al fresco in Santa Cruz

July 17, 2014

I went to high school in a small, one traffic light kind of cowtown in upstate New York where the entertainment options for teenagers were sorely lacking. The one thing that we did have, however, was an old-school drive-in movie theater that opened each summer. Many a summer weekend night was spent gathering a couple…

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“A Hard Day’s Night” screening at the Nick

July 3, 2014
“A Hard Day’s Night” screening at the Nick

I’m an admitted sucker for the Beatles’ movies….along with other music themed films like “Quadrophenia,” “Tommy,” etc. One of my favorites is “A Hard Day’s Night.” And apparently it’s celebrating its 50th birthday. A remastered version will be screening at the Nick on Sunday and Thursday, July 10. I saw it in theaters more than…

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“Lost Boys” kicks of Boardwalk’s summer movies series tonight

June 25, 2014

The boardwalk’s annual free movies at the beach summer series begins tonight with the classic 80s vampire flick, “The Lost Boys.” It’s practically a rite of summer, no? Movie starts at 9 p.m. and it’s free. Bring a blanket, snacks and low-backed chairs, but alcohol or glass. And if you can’t make it tonight, there’s…

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Everybody’s working for the weekend: Events for Feb. 28-March 2, 2014

February 28, 2014

Finally some rain! We needed this! But don’t sweat – there are still plenty of fun activities going on this weekend, rain or shine. Here’s a sampling: Are We There Yet?: Planet Cruz will present this one-man, multimedia comedy show for the final night, tonight at the Broadway Playhouse in Santa Cruz at 8 p.m. Fire…

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Chef vs. Chef

February 27, 2014
Chef vs. Chef

The Good Times has a piece this weekabout a special cook-off taking place this weekend at the Museum of Art and History. In a competition that brings to mind television’s Iron Chef, Andrea Mollenauer, local chef and instructor of the Regional Occupational Program’s (ROP) culinary arts classes, will face off against her assistant instructor, Chef…

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