Everybody’s working for the weekend: Events for Jan. 17-19, 2014

January 17, 2014

I’ve got Friday on my mind…. and fortunately, it’s here!

Let’s take a look at what we’ve got going on this weekend.

  • Cosmic Suckerpunch: I have never heard of this band, but their name alone has me intrigued. They’ll be at the Crepe Place tomorrow at 9 p.m. with the Hundred Days.
  • Bare Outlines: Motion Pacific’s Incubator Program presents a new dance performance called “Bare Outlines: The Faraway Nearby” this weekend, featuring choreographers Erin Price, Collette Kollewe, Nahshon Marden, Callie Daniel and Chelsea Zamora. The show also features work by guest choreographers Molly Katzman and Sierrah Dietz. The performance runs Friday through Sunday at 8 p.m.
  • MLK Jr. Day Celebration: The NAACP’s Santa Cruz County Chapter and the Resource Center for Nonviolence will host a Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration weekend featuring a concert tonight by folk artist John McCutcheon at 7:30 p.m. at the Resource Center for Nonviolence at 612 Ocean St. in Santa Cruz. Tickets are $18-25. On Saturday, the center plays host to a gospel night featuring local soloists and choirs. That starts at 7 p.m.
  • 8 10s at 8The Santa Cruz County Actors Theater presents its 19th annual short play festival this weekend. The plays opened Jan. 3 and continue through Jan. 26, with evening performances at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; and matinee performances at 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15 and all shows take place at Center Stage Theater, 1001 Center St. in Santa Cruz. Tickets available here. 
  • Are We There Yet?Planet Cruz will present this one-man, multimedia comedy show every Friday starting tonight through Feb. 28 at the Broadway Playhouse in Santa Cruz at 8 p.m.
  • 3rd Friday – Magic: The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History is hosting an entire night devoted to magic tonight. A number of local magicians will perform sleight of hand tricks, and Sacred Grove will conduct a special spell-casting workshop. Magic-related art will be on display, Santa Cruz Performing Arts will perform a 10- minute mini Broadway show at 5PM to kick of the night and three local comedians – DNA, Chad Opitz and Dave Grimes II — will perform “hilariously bewitching comedy acts on stage” accompanied by The Alex Raymond Band.  The fun runs from 4 to 8 p.m.

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