This Weekend in Santa Cruz: January 27th – 29th, 2017

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We’re excited for a sunny weekend filled with a great Santa Cruz-y variety of events.

Lovers of books, beer, Bowie, beach cleaning, basketball and brides-to-be…there’s something for you. You also have a chance to enjoy a family concert, free museum day, and popup Thai food.

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


Jewel Theatre Presents: The Book Club Play

When: 1/27 – 1/29 at 8:00 pm and 2:00 pm
Where: The Colligan Theater
Cost: $37 / $43

While not based on a book, you’re sure to catch references to your favorite classics and best-sellers in The Book Club Play. Invite your book club members and fellow book lovers to this comedy brought to you by the Jewel Theatre Company and performed at the Colligan Theater at the Tannery Arts Center.

Get more info here.

Crossing Bhutan – A Journey to Find Happiness

When: 1/27 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Santa Cruz High School
Cost: $10 – $22

Santa Cruz High’s Cross Country Team is bringing a community showing of Crossing Bhutan as a fundraiser for both their running club and the Bhutan Association of Women Entrepreneurs. Check out the trailer below for a stunning preview of this remote Himalayan kingdom known as one of the happiest places on earth.

Get more info here.

Humble Sea Brewing Co. Popup Taproom


When: 1/27 from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm 1/28 from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: The Octagon
Cost: Free

Join Humble Sea Brewing Co. at the MAH for Weekend 3 of their popup taproom featuring two beer releases. Partake of a new hoppy beer on Friday and a new barrel-fermented saison brett on Saturday. There will also be a taproom cook off on Saturday giving the community a chance to vote on dishes they’d like to see on the menu when the taproom opens later this year.

Get more info here.

Also on Friday

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Community Day at the Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery


When: 1/28 at 10:00 am
Where: Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery
Cost: Free

Enjoy a free day at the Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery thanks to Positive Parenting Program aka Triple P. In addition to museum exploration, there will be hands-on parenting workshops and an activity passport for a chance to win raffle prizes.

Get more info here.

Santa Cruz Warriors vs. Rio Grande Valley Vipers

When: 1/28 at 7:00 pm
Where: Kaiser Permanente Arena
Cost: $23 – $77

If you’ve never been to a Warriors game, take our word for it—it’s a fun night for the whole family. Cheer on our Warriors as they face off the Vipers and be one of the first 1,500 fans to receive your rally towel giveaway. Don’t forget, if they score 100+ points, your ticket stub is worth a free scoop of ice cream at The Penny Ice Creamery.

Get more info here.

Khao kha mu at POPUP


When: 1/28 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: POPUP 1108 Pacific Ave

Yum! A Thai street food popup at where else…POPUP in Downtown Santa Cruz. On the menu: five-spice braised pork shank or tofu, tea egg, braised greens, Chinese broccoli, and hot sauce.

Get more info here.

David Bowie Tribute Night

When: 1/28 at 9:00 pm
Where: The Crepe Place
Cost: $10

David Bowie fans wanting to celebrate his 70th birthday, get yourselves to the Crepe Place for this tribute birthday bash concert featuring Scary Little Friends, Pieces, and Dan Two.

Get more info here.

Jewel Theatre Presents: The Book Club Play

See Description Under Friday Section

Community Rental: Humble Sea Brewing Co. Popup Taproom

See Description Under Friday Section

Also on Saturday

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Carnival of the Animals Family Concert

When: 1/29 at 2:00 pm
Where: Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
Cost: $10.50 / $18.50

This is a fantastic opportunity to expose your kids to the world of symphony and enjoy a family concert featuring Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals. Come for the music representing different animals, stay for the Orchestra Petting Zoo. There will be poetry, ballet, and a chance to “meet the instruments” after the performance.

Get more info here.

Santa Cruz Health & Fitness Week


When: 1/29 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Kaiser Permanente Arena
Cost: $5

We’re lucky to have so many options to help us live a healthy lifestyle in Santa Cruz. Health and Fitness Week is geared toward connecting Santa Cruz County residents with those options and offering a week to sample classes, sessions, and workshops around town. Your $5 ticket includes entry to the showcase at Kaiser Permanent Arena and one class per location from January 30th through February 4th.

Get more info here.

Laura Hecox Day Memorial and Lighthouse Field Cleanup


When: 1/29 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Lighthouse Field State Beach

The Museum of Natural History traces its beginnings to naturalist Laura Hecox and her collection of seashells, minerals, fossils, and Indian artifacts. She is buried at the Santa Cruz Memorial Cemetery where this event begins with a brief ceremony at her gravesite. Afterwards, participants will gather for a cleanup of Lighthouse Field in her honor.

Get more info here.

2017 Bridal Expo

When: 1/29 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Boardwalk’s Cocoanut Grove
Cost: $8

Are you prepared for your special day? Get all the planning and event tools you need at this expo, featuring photographers, florists, caterers, venues, entertainment, a bridal fashion show, and more.

Get more info here.

Jewel Theatre Presents: The Book Club Play

See Description Under Friday Section

Also on Sunday

Featured Upcoming Event


What: Beatles vs Stones – A Musical Showdown
Where: The Catalyst
When: February 17, 2017

Are you Team Beatles or Team Rolling Stones? Either way, you’re in for a musical treat when internationally renowned tribute bands, Abbey Road and Jumping Jack Flash, throw down each band’s greatest hits at the Catalyst. We hear the encore is a once-in-a-lifetime event.

Get more info here.

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About Christine Candelaria

Christine Candelaria is a local mom of four who enjoys sharing her Santa Cruz adventures. You can follow her #santacruzlife on Instagram at @theaumsmama.