Everybody’s working for the weekend: Events for Nov. 8-10, 2013

November 8, 2013

The weekend is upon us and once again, I’m finding myself wrestling with that most delicious of dilemmas — there’s just too much going on this weekend that I want to check out. Until I find a way to actually be in multiple places at once, I suppose I’ll have to narrow it down. So here’s a selection of stuff that definitely seems promising this weekend:

  • Wanda Jackson: Wanda Jackson is often called the queen of rockability and is credited with being the first woman to record a rock n’ roll song in 1958. She’s even in the music Hall of Fame, but she’s still working hard and entertaining audiences all over. She’ll be joined at Don Quixote’s by Red Meat and Songs That HotBox Harry Taught Us tonight. Tickets are $22.
  • Macy Gray: I don’t what she’s been doing since the single “I Try” came out, but she’s celebrating the 14th anniversary of that album’s release with a show at the Catalyst tonight. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
  • Pop Up Museum: As part of its ongoing pop-up museum series in connection with the exhibit “Santa Cruz is in the Heart,” the Museum of Art and History on Saturday hosts one called Drinking is in the Heart. From the blurbage: “If there’s a single unifying thread to Santa Cruz history, it’s that locals have always liked to drink, belly up to the bar, and more. There’s an underworld to Santa Cruz history—including speakeasies, brothels, rum-running during Prohibition and more. Historian Geoffrey Dunn and brewery memorabilia collector Bob Welch will present some rare Santa Cruz drinking memorabilia and invite others to share their stories, artifacts and empty bottles. Or just come and share a drink at The Red during a a very happy hour. It’s possible some old rum runners may also show.” The event takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Red, 200 Locust St. in Santa Cruz.
  • Free Day at the MAH: Speaking of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, today is free admission day all day long.
  • The Improverts: Local improv troupe The Improverts will take the stage at the Broadway Playhouse Saturday at 8 p.m. for what promises to be a hilarious show. Tickets are $12 at the door. The Broadway Playhouse is located at 526 Broadway in Santa Cruz.
  • Book Sale: Friends of Santa Cruz Public Libraries are holding a giant used book sale this weekend that will include some 20,000 books, wine and jazz. The event takes place at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. Tonight’s event is open only to members but Saturday is open to all from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: The Cabrillo Theater Arts Department is presenting this Tony Award-winning musical starting Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The show continues through Sunday, Nov. 24. Tickets are $19 with lower prices for seniors and students.
  • Pump Boys and Dinettes: The Jewel Theater Company’s newest musical is described as a “country-fun slice of life.” The musical about “four good ol’ boys who work at a gas station and two outgoing waitresses from the neighboring Double Cupp Diner, located somewhere between Frog Level and Smyrna, North Carolina” was expected to have a revival on Broadway this year but that’s been postponed. Luckily for us, we can go see this show in our own backyard at Center Stage theater in Santa Cruz. Tickets are $31. The show runs through Nov. 24.
  • Sin Sisters Burlesque: Our own Sin Sisters Burlesque troupe return to the stage this weekend with their monthly performance at the Catalyst. Saturday’s show starts at 9:30 p.m.
  • The Beekeepers: The Beekeepers are a Santa Cruz based female duo with acoustic melodies ranging from sultry blues to folk singer-songwriter.  They’ll be at the Crepe Place tonight. Show starts at 9 p.m.
  • Gem Show: The Santa Cruz Mineral and Gem Society holds its annual gem, mineral and jewelry show this weekend. Admission is free to the event, which takes place at the Live Oak Grange Hall, 1900 17th Ave. It runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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One Response to Everybody’s working for the weekend: Events for Nov. 8-10, 2013

  1. February 18, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    oh what a beautiful cake plate.. I love sevinrgon cake plates. I found you thru a link on another blog and had to comment when I saw that cake plate… makes me want to write a post about cake plates ( I have several and my teens tease me about it )

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