This Weekend in Santa Cruz: November 8th – 10th, 2019

The time has changed and it’s dark early, but there are plenty of reasons to get out and play this weekend!

Whether you are gearing up for the holidays or just want to chill, there are tons of options for every mood.  Take time to relax and catch some of the great musical performances on Friday or the Mountainfilm festival on Saturday.
 
Holiday shopping is starting sweet and slow with wine walks and fairs.
 
Feeling sporty?  Cheer for the Warriors, watch some surfing, or learn to fly fish are among the many ways to find yourself outside.
 
See our picks for the top events each day this weekend:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

Fox and Bones @ The Crepe Place

When: 11/8 at 9:00 pm
Where: The Crepe Place

Folk/rock duo Fox and Bones are known for their vocal harmonies and rich, metaphysical lyrical landscapes. Their live shows weave in story telling and comedy to create an enthralling mix of music, improv and adventure.

Get more info here.

HOT BUTTERED RUM + COFFEE ZOMBIE COLLECTIVE

When: 11/8 at 9:00 pm; Doors open 8:00 pm
Where: Moe’s Alley

Get ready to toe tap to the bluegrass, folk, jazz and soul musical mastery of Hot Buttered Rum. The combined force of string bass, fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin of this left-coast string band will transport you to Appalachia and make you wanna dance. Their music is unique, energetic and fun, so check them out! Local faves Coffee Zombie Collective open.

Get more info here.

The Lost Boys feat. James Durbin

When: 11/8 at 8:30 pm
Where: Michael’s on Main

The classic rock cover band, the Lost Boys, with lead singer James Durbin of American Idol is coming to Michael’s on Main. It’ll be a memorable night of nostalgia, enthusiasm and all the best dance rock hits of the 70’s and 80’s.

Get more info here.

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Saturday

Art Lande & Paul McCandless in Oregonia

When: 11/9 at 11:00 am 
Where: Santa Cruz Vets Hall

Come to an illuminating jazz experience! World-renowned artists share their hopeful, beautiful and sometimes mysterious music as part of the ArtSmart Family Concert Series.

Get more info here.

Mountainfilm on Tour – Santa Cruz

When: 11/9 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Rio Theatre

Prepare to get wanderlust! Mountainfilm festival brings you the best short films celebrating adventure, environment, social justice and human spirit. Head out for a nights of stunning documentaries featuring world-class athletes, change makers and visionary artists from around the world.

Get more info here.

GOAT HILL FAIR – UNIQUE ANTIQUE AND ARTISAN FAIR

When: 11/9 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm & 11/10 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds

This unique antiques and artisan fair features over 100 vendors showcasing vintage treasures, up-cycled junk, antiques, and collectibles. It’s fun, nostalgic, and full of DIY inspiration.

Get more info here.

AGRICULTURAL HISTORY PROJECT – 2ND SATURDAY ON THE FARM

When: 11/9 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: Agricultural History Project Center and Museum

Tune into where your food comes from, meet the farmers that feed America and learn some cool farm skills. Milk a wooden cow, learn to drive a tractor, then check your skills in the tractor simulator, and enjoy an entertaining puppet show.

Get more info here.

OPERATION SURF-A-THON!

When: 11/9 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Cowell’s Beach

Looking for a truly Santa Cruz way to support and honor our veterans? Head to Cowell’s Beach and watch surfers catch waves to raise funds for wounded military women and men. Donations support rehabilitative surf therapy and wellness training while promoting community and camaraderie.

Get more info here.

Capitola Village Sip & Stroll – SOLD OUT

When: 11/9 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Capitola Village

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Capitola’s beauty and charm are even more magical in the soft evening light with a glass of wine and your best shopping pals. Locally featured wine and beer will be poured, unique shops open and welcoming, and the city will be aglow.

Get more info here.

Bonny Doon Craft Faire

When: 11/9 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Bonny Doon Union Elementary School

Go for the fabulous local vendors including Fish Princess Farm, Sarah’s Succulents, and Jessica Vaughan. Stay for the annual chili cook-off and bake sale!

Get more info here.

Santa Cruz Warriors Vs Stockton Kings

When: 11/9 at 7:00 pm
Where: Kaiser Permanente Arena

Come shout, stomp and cheer for our local team as they battle the Stockton Kings. And get an awesome opening night t-shirt for FREE!

Get more info here.

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Sunday

Día de Pescar Fly Fishing Clinic

When: 11/10 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: San Lorenzo Park 

Get your waders on! If fly fishing has been on your radar but you don’t know how to get started, now is your chance. Learn tips and techniques, find out what gear you want, enter a friendly casting competition, win sweet prizes and celebrate the fish and fishing opportunities in the San Lorenzo River and Santa Cruz County. All ages and experience levels are welcome.

Get more info here.

Uniting Art and Science to Ignite Inquiry

When: 11/10 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

Super cool opportunity to support student-artists with a passion for science, the environment and social justice. Celebrate their creative accomplishments with food/ drink and screen printing workshops.

Get more info here.

Downtown Santa Cruz Wine Walk

When: 11/10 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Downtown Santa Cruz

Discover the diversity and splendor of our local wines in a jovial downtown wine stroll. It’s a perfect excuse to wander around with wine in the golden autumn light (perfect for flattering photos).

Get more info here.

Old Oak Artisans’ Market

When: 11/10 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: 322 McCormick Ave., Capitola

A wonderful lineup of local makers and their amazing arts and crafts awaits, including Mckella Jo, Native Nirvana, and Bee Happy Today. Sweet tunes provided by Lindsey Wall + Soledad Naomi, plus fall libations for all!

GOAT HILL FAIR – UNIQUE ANTIQUE AND ARTISAN FAIR

See Description Under Saturday Section

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Upcoming Events You Don’t Want to Miss

La Selva Beach Holiday Fair

What: La Selva Beach Holiday Fair
Where: La Selva Beach Clubhouse
When: Saturday, November 16, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm 

If your homemade holiday is going to be made by someone else this year, that’s ok! La Selva Beach Holiday Fair is a week away and has over 50 arts and crafts vendors with everything imaginable, bargain books from the library, a bake sale and local food trucks.

Get more info here.

Winter Art Market

What: Winter Art Market
Where: Tannery Arts Center
When: Saturday, December 7, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Craving a total arts and craft experience? Motivate you hand-craftiness at the Tannery Arts Center. An impressive array of artist demonstrations, envy-inducing craft activities, irresistible food, beer and wine, and open studios where you can meet the makers.

Get more info here.

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About Stephanie Michelet

Stephanie is a local maker and creative workshop leader. Find out what you can #makeinsantacruz by following along on Instagram at @smichelet

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