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Evening Events

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Community Rental- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Citizenship and the Politics of Exclusion

Thu, Oct 6, 2016, 6:30–8 pm

The Chicano Latino Research Center and the Institute for Humanities Research invite you to attend The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Citizenship and the Politics of Exclusion with Bridget Anderson Leading labor and migration scholar Bridget Anderson explores citizenship as a legal status and moral claim within the context of the UK. She examines what debates about migration expose regarding the nature of the “good citizen” and the rise of the worker citizen. Rather than seeing migrants and citizens as…


Free First Friday: Santa Cruz Collects Exhibition Opening

Fri, Oct 7, 2016, 11  am–9 pm

Explore personal items from curious collectors all over Santa Cruz County in brand new exhibition Santa Cruz Collects.

Community Rental – No Place Like Home: The Santa Cruz Affordable Housing Crisis Study, Community Dialog, Arts Exhibit, and Digital Project Launch

Thu, Oct 13, 2016, 7–9 pm

Want to rent the MAH for your event, meeting or party? Click here to learn how.   No Place Like Home is a UCSC campus-community event to showcase the findings from a multi-media research project on the affordable housing crisis in Santa Cruz. We will exhibit art work and new digital tools focusing on how local residents experience the housing crisis, as well as preliminary results from a large-scale survey and interview project carried out by UCSC students in coordination…


GLOW: A Festival of Fire & Light 2016

Sat, Oct 22, 2016, 7–10 pm

GLOW is your night to experience the best fire and digital art in the Santa Cruz County area.

Free First Friday

Free First Friday

Fri, Nov 4, 2016, 11  am–9 pm

Join us for a Free First Friday with extended hours from 11am-9pm. Every 1st Friday of the month, enjoy live music, an all ages art activity, artist and history talks, and a MAH Bar.