About Valerie Lemke

Valerie Lemke was a transplant from the Bay Area to Santa Cruz County over 25 years ago, and hasn't looked back since. She is a local freelance writer and photographer who loves writing about and photographing one of the most beautiful regions in the world, the Central Coast.

This Weekend in Santa Cruz: February 16th – 18th, 2018

Main Beach from Santa Cruz Wharf

The month of romance lingers on with a concert that celebrates music and the night sky, as well as a performance that poses a very interesting question. If you find yourself in need of some health and lifestyle changes, world renowned alternative health guru Deepak Chopra is coming to town to discuss that very topic.

Maybe you want to shake things up this weekend and attend an event to taste some unique flavor-twisted adult beverages or catch a national touring burlesque performance. There are also opportunities to help out in the community in a variety of ways.

Whatever you decide to do, we hope you have a great Santa Cruz weekend!

See our picks for the top events each day this weekend:

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: February 2nd – 4th, 2018

natural bridges tidepool

Hot on the heels of supermoon excitement comes Super Bowl weekend and we’ve rounded up a variety of things to do as we roll into a new month.

See our picks for the top events each day this weekend:

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: Jan. 26th – 28th, 2018

Santa Cruz Tide Pooling

The last weekend of January will bring some unique opportunities to get you out and about after a long week.

Get a behind the scenes look into a real symphony rehearsal and then attend the grand performance later. You might want to grab the kids and go sip some hot chocolate around the campfire for some storytelling, or spend some time volunteering to make animal toys?

There’s also a special day of beach cleanup and tidepooling to celebrate a local historical figure who was both a Santa Cruz lighthouse keeper and a naturalist.

We found celebrations, performances, presentations and more that will end your January on a great note.

See our picks for the top events each day this weekend:

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