Santa Cruz Events This Week: This is what I found this week:

SANTA DNA’s Comedy Lab moves Santa Cruz comedy festival to drive-in event — DNA’s Comedy Lab will continue with plans to host its 7th Annual Santa Cruz Comedy Festival now as a drive-in event. The show will go on Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 in the parking lot of Saturn Cafe at 201 Front St. in downtown Santa Cruz.

DNA, the owner and founder of DNA’s Comedy Lab, said normally it would be 100 comedians at 12 different venues, the change is due to restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic.

“When people think of a drive-in comedy show, they think movie! No! It’s live entertainment,” DNA said. “You sit in your car, turn your radio to the right station, you see us and hear us through the radio, and you laugh your ass off for 90-minutes, then drive away.”

Performing live are comedians who have appeared on shows running on Comedy Central, Netflix and more.

Tickets cost $60 per car, $10 will be donated to the Ben Lomond Fire Department.


“During these times of stress and division, comedy is the thing that brings us together,” he added.




Tales to Tails goes virtual-read to pets!

Tales to Tails goes virtual to create a comfortable, neutral, and fun reading experience. Bring some books, a stuffed animal or your own pet, and come read with us! This is a YouTube live-stream event so you might be reading to up to six animals at once. Woo hoo!

Caregivers - You can post your child’s first name and city in the comments section, along with the book they are reading, and we’ll read off as many of those names as we can, live, during the break we need to give the dogs. 

Each week you register we’ll send you your dog bone "punch cards". These will be dated dog bones your child can color and email to us. The following week, we’ll display them live on the feed. 

This will also be recorded so if you can’t make it live, the dogs will still be there for you.

Monday, August 10, 2020
3:30pm - 4:30pm

Virtual Library
  All Ages  
  All Ages     Online  
The library has amazing online events and talks.

LUNA FEST Sept 12, 2020

Join us for a Virtual Screening of LUNAFEST, films by and about women, featuring seven short films with a total running time of 97 minutes. 

[NOTE: A streaming link and passcode will be sent to all attendees the morning of the event date. These will be valid for 36 hours from 12:00 Noon (PDT) on 9/10 through 12:00 AM (PDT) on 9/12] 

LUNAFEST is a national traveling festival of short films by, for and about women, supporting women filmmakers. This showing will benefit WomenCARE Santa Cruz and all proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships go directly to them. Last yer we raised approximately $18.000. WomenCARE provides a safe haven where women with any type of cancer find mutual support, shared experiences, and open hearts.

LUNAFEST Santa Cruz is locally sponsored by Allterra Solar, Bay Federal Credit Union, Bob and Kathy Ferraro, Cafe Cruz, Charlie Hong Kong, Dominican Breast Center, Good Times, Ilkastyle, Kaiser Permanente, Laura Gleason Team, Lesley Harris - Meditation and Law, MLM Print and Mail, New Leaf Community Markets, Santa Cruz Waves, Shopper's Corner, Stearns Lending, Tom and Mary Anne Jorde

Tickets are $15 individual or $25 household and will go on sale August 1

 Shakespeare is doing virtual events and I am very excited!!

Undiscovered Shakespeare: The Wars of the Roses

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and in lieu of its traditional summer offerings, Santa Cruz Shakespeare is very proud to announce a new virtual reading series to keep audiences engaged with the high-quality, professional Shakespeare they have come to expect! Starting one week from today, on July 1st, 2020, we are proud to present Undiscovered Shakespeare: The Wars of the Roses. Join a team of professional actors as we read our way through this epic historical drama that spans four plays: King Henry VI, pts 1-3, and King Richard III. Every Wednesday throughout the summer at 6:30pm, we will host 45-50 minutes of staged reading on Zoom, followed by 45 minutes of discussion led by a Shakespeare scholar and a dramaturg. From July 1st – Sept 2, you will hear the story of these rarely produced plays performed episodically. Each session is free to the public, but advance registration is required. REGISTER HERE.

Undiscovered Shakespeare: The Wars of the Roses is a public arts and humanities series co-produced by Santa Cruz Shakespeare, UCSC’s Shakespeare Workshop, and The Humanities Institutethat brings professional actors and scholars together with the public for live readings and discussion of the works that made Shakespeare famous in the London theater. As a young writer at the start of his career, Shakespeare explored ambitions, rivalries, and passions that swept away the dynasty that had reigned in England for more than four centuries. Over the course of ten sessions, we will immerse ourselves in these rarely performed plays and reflect on them both as points of departure for Shakespeare’s career and as a mirror for the times in which we live.

This project is made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the generous support of Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s 2020 Members.


The first nine sessions will last approximately ninety minutes (including an intermission) and will begin at 6:30pm PST. The final session of Richard III will last approximately two and a half hours. Sessions are free to the public, and participants are not obligated to attend every meeting of the program.*

*Participants reading along should expect for the first meeting about each play to cover acts one and two; the second meeting to cover acts three and four; and the third meeting to cover act five. The session focussing on Richard III will be a live reading of the entire play.

July 1, 8, and 15: Henry VI, Part I
With scholars Adam Zucker (UMass, Amherst) and Ariane Helou (UCLA)

July 22, 29 and Aug 5: Henry VI, Part 2
With scholars Katie Brokaw (UC Merced) and Maria Frangos (SCS)

August 12, 19, 26: Henry VI, Part 3
With scholars Paul Prescott (UC Merced) and Ashley Herum (UCSC)

September 2: Richard III — live reading of the full play
With scholar Amani Liggett (UCSC)

Texts available at:

Henry VI, Full Play Synopsis: In the wake of King Henry V’s death, the French rebel against English rule. Joan la Pucelle (Joan of Arc) is made general of the French forces. Meanwhile, in England, a quarrel between two powerful lords, the Duke of Somerset and Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York, consumes the court when they demand that fellow nobles pick a side by wearing either a red rose (Somerset and the house of Lancaster) or a white rose (the Duke and the house of York). The mounting tensions in the court distract the English from their goals in France, and young King Henry VI concludes an uneasy peace. He is persuaded to marry a captured French princess, Margaret of Anjou, whom he has never met.


Every Saturday Morning:

Westside Santa Cruz Farmers Market, Social distancing is being practiced great way to support local businesses and farmers.

Every Sat  9-1pm

Good Times has a “good” list—

Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History: Guided by Ghosts Virtual Tour

Explore the Santa Cruz MAH exhibit, Guided by Ghosts in a Virtual Tour. The exhibit invites viewers to “connect with your ancestors as one artist unpacks her Chinese ancestry and the stories behind Santa Cruz County’s vanished Chinatowns.”

Guided by Ghosts

Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History: Screaming Hand
In 2017, the Santa Cruz MAH created and curated a 30th-anniversary exhibition for Screaming Hand. The original artwork was created by Santa Cruz local Jim Phillips, but the exhibition also featured 200 other artists adaptations of the hand. From sculptures to skateboard decks, the screaming hand has seen many forms. Create your own adaptation of the iconic Screaming Hand and download the PDF. Share to social media and tag the @santacruzmah for a chance to be re-posted.

 State Park Virtual Events and Livestream Talks:

 Experience state parks and beaches from home via virtual ranger talks. These events are great for all ages and are free to access.

  •          Año Nuevo State Park
    Facebook: @Ano.Nuevo.State.Park | Instagram: @anonuevosp
  •          Big Basin Redwoods State Park
    Facebook: @BigBasinRedwoodsSP | Instagram: @bigbasin_sp
  •          Castle Rock State Park
    Facebook: @CastleRockStatePark | Instagram: @castlerock_sp
  •          Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
    Facebook: @HenryCowellRSP | Instagram: @henrycowellredwoods.sp
  •          Natural Bridges State Beach
    Facebook: @NaturalBridgesStateBeach | Instagram: @NaturalBridgesStateBeach
  •          Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park
    Facebook: @PigeonPointLightHouse | Instagram: @pigeonpointlightstationshp
  •          Rancho del Oso
    Facebook: @RDOSP | Instagram: @ranchodeloso_
  •          Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park
    Facebook: @SantaCruzMissionSHP
  •          Seacliff State Beach
    Facebook: @SeacliffStateBeach | Instagram: @SeacliffStateBeach
  •          Wilder Ranch State Park
    Facebook: @WilderRanchStatePark | Instagram: @ wilder_ranch_state_park

If you are unable to join us live, all programs are recorded for later viewing. Heavy rain cancels. Events are free to view online. Please do not come to the park for the events.

Also on My State Park site are coloring pages and Zoom backgrounds!

Go To

Color together

Get creative! Adults and kids will enjoy coloring images of favorite state park and beach spots. A purple monarch butterfly? Rainbow poppies? For a limited time, download the coloring sheets for free and print them at home.


Get a new Zoom Background:

Bring the beauty of a park or beach to your next video conference with one of these free Zoom backgrounds!

Images include Natural Bridges, Wilder Ranch and Seacliff State Beach.

 For more information on how to upload a virtual background to your zoom account please visit the Zoom Help Center here.

Please note that when you upload your zoom image it may appear reversed from your view. However, it will appear correctly to the participants viewing your screen during your zoom call. To adjust your view please disable the “mirror” feature in your
zoom video settings.

 And always if you have any questions about real estate feel free to call or text 831-818-7372!