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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: December 2nd – 4th, 2016

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Hello, December!

Enjoy local holiday traditions this weekend and maybe start some new ones.

On the non-holiday front, we’ve got beautiful dancing and music from different regions in Mexico, a comedy show about psychedelics, and a Steam Punk aerial murder mystery costume dance party. Yup, you read that right.

Be sure to scroll down to the end for our Featured Upcoming Event and mark your calendar.

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

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: November 25th – 27th, 2016

Santa Cruz Weekend Events: Nov. 25-27, 2016

This edition of the Weekend Roundup has us feeling grateful with so many ways to get the most out of life in Santa Cruz this holiday season.

If you’re looking for some non-holiday events, live music, and outdoor activities or hikes, check out the additional events listed under each day.

Have a wonderful holiday!

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

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: November 18th – 20th, 2016

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The week started with a super moon that was lost behind some super fog, and will end with what looks to be a super weekend full of fun events.

This weekend brings another Warriors home game, a Tony nominated play, a film festival and a radical night at the MAH.

You’ll also have a few opportunities to get a jump on your holiday shopping with some unique local shopping events, and (even though Thanksgiving isn’t here yet), you can also catch a holiday train to the North Pole.

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

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: November 11th – 13th, 2016

this-weekend-in-34Start this holiday weekend off honoring our Veterans with a variety of commemorative events around town.

Then, from sports to the arts to local natural history, this weekend has it all. Catch the opening night D-league Warriors game, be inspired at the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival, and go on an insect-education scavenger hunt.

Don’t forget wine tasting Sunday afternoon around Downtown Santa Cruz and a book fair for young adults. Enjoy!

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

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: November 4th – 6th, 2016

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First Friday infuses a heaping dose of art into this weekend’s events, from a new mural unveiling to painting plein air in Capitola.

Festivities for sea glass lovers, hot rod enthusiasts, and opera fans give you plenty of reasons to get out and enjoy yourself or try something new. Enjoy!

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

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: October 28th – 30th, 2016

santa-cruz-halloween-weekend-2016-27940There’s no escaping Halloween this weekend (insert evil laugh), or some rainy weather (insert happy cheers and puddle jumps).

We hope you stay warm and dry, and enjoy the frightful festivities—there are a ton—listed below and in our 2016 Halloween Events Guide.

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

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: October 21st – 23rd, 2016

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Santa Cruz continues to embrace the Halloween spirit this weekend with many more events geared toward the upcoming holiday including spooky forest tours, youth rock shows with a costume contest and a floating pumpkin patch.

The Boardwalk holds it’s annual chili cooking contest, San Lorenzo Park sees people transform to colors of the rainbow, comedy hits Boulder Creek and a local author speaks about his new book focused on Bookshop Santa Cruz.

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

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: October 14th – 16th, 2016

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This weekend celebrates the flourishing fall season and Santa Cruz arts, from a rooftop balcony autumn affair to a free choreographed dance show in an unlikely place. And don’t forget it’s the final Encore Weekend for the Open Studios Art Tour.

Live performances abound! Stand up comedy at the Rio, aerial arts, and a CD release party for a local singing legend.

Plus, celebrate the fall harvest 1800’s style at the Wilder Ranch Heritage Harvest Festival complete with harvest time activities and pumpkin ice cream.

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

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: October 7th – 9th, 2016

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This weekend celebrates our community, from Choose Santa Cruz on Friday night to Open Streets on Sunday.

The surfing community gets a 2-day film festival AND a 2-day surf board show.

Plus, another fireworks display…how lucky are we?! Speaking of colorful sky shows, the monarchs are back and you’re invited to the party.

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

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: September 30th – October 2nd, 2016

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It’s a little hard to go into the weekend events knowing our Santa Cruz Mountains residents are facing the Loma Fire. We are sending out our very best thoughts for safety for all, especially the firefighters working hard to contain it.

This weekend’s lineup features a grand opening celebration, 150th birthday beach party, a multicultural film festival, and the first weekend of Open Studios Art Tour.

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

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