How did the weekend get here so fast?
The weather has been just about perfect and it’s hard for me to think about doing much else other than soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the great outdoors. Still, there are definitely some quality events going on this weekend. Here’s a sampling:
Annual Coastal Cleanup: Here’s a way to get outside and do some good work for your community. Save Our Shores hosts its annual coastal cleanup day with cleanups planned for throughout the county Saturday. From 9 a.m. to noon, hundreds of volunteers will be cleaning up beaches in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties. Last year volunteers collected nearly 17,000 pounds of trash. Register for a cleanup here.
Tech N9NE: The self-proclaimed independent hip-hop mogul Tech N9NE will be at the Catalyst Sunday as part of the “Something Else Tour 2013,” which also features fellow Strange Music artists Krizz Kaliko, Mayday!, Steveie Stone, Prozac and Ces Cru. The tour is named after Tech N9NE’s latest album, Something Else, which was released on July 30th. Show starts at 8 p.m, tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door.
Jimmy Eat World: It just takes some time…but emocore Jimmy Eat World is returning to Santa Cruz Saturday to play the Catalyst. Matt Pond opens. Tickets are $30 in advance, $33 at the door. Show starts at 8 p.m.
The B-Side Players: This nine-piece band plays Moe’s Alley tonight for a full-on Afro-Latin-Reggae-Cumbia-Funk dance party. Show is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. and tickets are $20.
Grazing on the Green: The 10th annual Gourmet Grazing on the Green takes place Saturday in the Aptos Village Park from noon to 4 p.m. There will be offerings from more than 20 wineries, as well as live music and food. The $65 admission price gets you a commemorative wine glass and a tasting plate so you can taste offerings from wineries, breweries and local restaurants including Solaire, Cafe Cruz, the Crow’s Nest, Severino’s and many others. All proceeds benefit local cancer support services and research through the Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group. (Eds. note: I went last year and had a blast.)
Trails and Ways: This show at the Crepe Place Saturday night sounds incredibly fun. Trails and Ways is described as a “bossanova dream pop band” that got its start in a bedroom studio in Oakland. Songwriter/guitarist/keyboardist KBB was living in Brazil and “got deep into samba and bossanova,” and that inspired the creation of this band that brings that together with “american noise folk and the ocean texture of dream pop.” Show starts at 9 p.m., tickets are $10.
Sip Some Brews: Capitola’s Sante Adairius Rustic Ales, which has quickly become something of a darling amongst local craft brew geeks, still has bottles left of their popular Saison Bernice. Head over with a couple of friends (and your pooch,) and share a bottle. Or check out some of the other great brewery options we’ve got ’round these parts.
Race Through Time: The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History’s Race Through Time urban scavenger hunt takes place in downtown Santa Cruz tonight. Teams of two to five people will race to solve clues that reveal 20 historically significant places in Santa Cruz. Teams will earn points as they discover each location. Extra points will also go to the best-dressed team and teams who participate in special surprise challenges at various locations. The event will culminate in a reception at the Museum with a cash bar and snacks.
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