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Weekend Event Roundup for Jan. 30th – Feb 1st, 2015

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The final weekend of January is chock full of musical and dance performances, including local choreographer Tandy Beal’s 40th anniversary show.

Read on to see the rest of our picks for the best events in Santa Cruz this weekend.

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Weekend Event Roundup for January 23rd – 25th, 2015

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It isn’t summer yet, but it’s sure going to feel like it this weekend.

With temperature forecasts in the mid-70s this is going to be a great weekend to get outdoors.  If you’re looking for more than just a great hike, then you might want to head up the coast for ‘Seal Adventures’ at Año Nuevo (details below), or join forces with the Derby Girls to help clean up the San Lorenzo River.

There are plenty of indoor activities this weekend as well, including many great live performances.

Here our picks for the best events in Santa Cruz this weekend:

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Santa Cruz Weekend Event Roundup: Jan. 16 – 18, 2015p

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If you want a decadent weekend, consider bringing some samples from the 8th Annual Chocolate Festival along with you on your Santa Cruz Mountain wineries Passport Day.

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Santa Cruz Weekend Events: Jan. 9th – 11th, 2015

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Hackers have a chance to shine this weekend at UCSC’s overnight hackathon, local music lovers have a chance to see James Durbin perform at the Catalyst, and it’s time for every fungus lover’s favorite annual festival.

Read on to see the rest of our picks for the best events in Santa Cruz this weekend.

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Events in Santa Cruz This Weekend: The Happy New Year Edition – 1/2 – 1/4, 2015

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What are your plans for the first weekend of 2015?  If you’re in Santa Cruz, you have a lot of options, including three different cover band performances, two pro basketball games, and a couple New Year’s celebrations.

Read on to see the rest of our picks for the best events in Santa Cruz this weekend.

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Weekend Event Roundup for December 19th – December 21st, 2014

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This is your very last weekend to celebrate Christmas (and Hanukkah!) Santa Cruz style, with trains, lights, and the Nutcracker.

Read on to see our picks for the best events in Santa Cruz this weekend.

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Weekend Event Roundup for December 12th – 14th, 2014

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Santa Cruz’s holiday festivities continue this weekend, including concerts, plays, and train rides.

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Santa Cruz Weekend Events (Hint – It’s About to Get Real Festive) Dec. 5-7, 2014

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The holiday season is officially upon us!  This weekend brings two tree lightings, two parades, and the Jungle Bell Rock 5k.  Stay up to date with all the best holiday events this month with the Santa Cruz Life guide to Santa Cruz holiday events.

Read on to see the rest of our picks for the best events in Santa Cruz this weekend.

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Santa Cruz Weekend Events: Nov. 28 – 30, 2014

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Photo taken in front of Pleasure Point Pilates

The weekend after Thanksgiving…let the shopping and holiday festivities begin!

The holiday season kicks off with Surfin’ Santa Cruz in the Capitola Village, and the launch of the Train to Christmas Town.  Shopping events also start this weekend, with Small Business Saturday, Downtown sidewalk sales, and the Surf City Vintners annual art, wine & gift bazaar.

Read on to see the rest of our picks for the best events in Santa Cruz this weekend.

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Weekend Event Roundup for November 21st – 23rd, 2014

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This weekend, you can take in some theater, comedy, or music, or get your radical craft on at the MAH.

Read on to see the rest of our picks for the best events in Santa Cruz this weekend.

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