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Friday Night Live: The Puffball Collective

Fri, Nov 24, 2017, 6:30–9 pm

Enjoy live music every Friday Night in Abbott Square. This week: The Puffball Collective. The Puffball Collective celebrates as community, the power & healing of music & song, with happy-feet-dancing, spirit-lifting revival  and unifying-revelry “We present this music to soothe your souls , raise your spirits and rejuvenate & move your bodies so that we all can move forward and do great good in our lives.” – TPC  

Books and Beers

Wed, Nov 29, 2017, 6–8 pm

Grab a beer and join Sierra Ryan and Elizabeth Birnhaum, two of the authors of the new MAH publication, Harvesting Our Heritage: Bite-Sized Stories from Santa Cruz County History. Learn a little about the local history of hops and beer (and grapes and wine too!). Cheers! Free/in Abbott Square Marketplace

Free First Friday

Fri, Dec 1, 2017, 5–9 pm

Explore three floors of exhibitions for free, dance to live music and get hands-on with an all-ages art activity. SHEET MUSIC LETTERS | 5:00-9:00PM | Atrium | Make envelopes and write letters out of sheet music. Write and draw on sheet music about things that matter to you most in life. TEEN WINTER ART MARKET  | 5:00-9:00PM | Garden Room | Subjects to Change (the MAH’s youth led teen progam) will be hosting their annual Teen Winter Art Market for the third year in a…

Movie Screening at Evergreen Cemetery: Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”

Sun, Dec 3, 2017, 5–6:45 pm

Enjoy Tim Burton’s classic, “The Nightmare Before Christmas”  under the stars and among the trees in historic Evergreen Cemetery. We’ll supply the popcorn and hot cocoa, but please dress warmly and bring blankets or chairs for sitting. Get ready, this movie is a singalong! Weather permitting The 1993 film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the “real world.” When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, all…

Friday Night Live: John Michael & Friends

Fri, Dec 8, 2017, 6:30–9 pm

Enjoy live music every Friday Night in Abbott Square. This week: John Michael & Friends.