Late news from the Rio Theatre is that the double day of the White Album Ensemble has been postponed, many thanks to the virus that shall not be named. Reveals for New Year’s Eve, however, are all slated for a go as of Thursday morning. Of class, no a person can blame you if you see fit to remain dwelling Friday night, but did not we all abide by that script last year? It would be terrific to see crowds appear out to assist such high-quality local bands as the Coffis Brothers, the China Cats and the California Honeydrops. As we’ve all arrive to realize, dwelling in the 2020s is all about balancing safety and living daily life. Both way, be absolutely sure to greet ’22 with anyone or performing anything that you like. Happy New Year!
— Wallace Baine
See our entire BOLO calendar listings for activities in Santa Cruz below. And as if that is not plenty of, we have you included for all the Significant occasions coming up into the subsequent yr with Down The Line, a listing assembled by Wallace Baine that is your vital to acquiring tickets right before they offer out.
Now, here’s what Staff BOLO thinks you must know for the weekend and outside of:
(Click on group headers for entire BOLO listings in that category.)
White Album Ensemble — POSTPONED: The Omicron variant has sidetracked a Santa Cruz New Year’s custom for an additional yr. The devoted group of regional musical adventurers who kind the late-Beatles-centered White Album Ensemble have made the decision to postpone exhibits prepared for Wednesday and Thursday and return “hopefully in a few of months.” Tickets will be honored for the make-up date, and refunds are offered at the stage of sale.
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
California Honeydrops: For the very last week of the calendar year, the Oakland-based mostly funk/R&B band the California Honeydrops are the Santa Cruz Honeydrops. The Drops commenced their 3-day swing as a result of the area Wednesday, and have yet another clearly show at the Felton New music Hall on Thursday, then shift to the Catalyst for New Year’s Eve. The Honeydrops are no strangers to Santa Cruz audiences, possessing frequented the space lots of moments more than their ten years-plus tenure as a band (and a couple of the gamers have UCSC roots as well). Their brand of large-vitality, sassy, muscular funk and soul is actually just what we all want to hear as we brace for the new 12 months.
Coffis Brothers/AJ Lee: Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz will chime in 2022 with a distinctly local celebration, that includes the prime-flight folk/rock band that emerged out of the San Lorenzo Valley, the Coffis Brothers. Kellen, Jamie and their bandmates are acknowledged for their lovely vocal harmonies and Byrds-like vibe. Also on the bill is the bluegrass combo AJ Lee & Blue Summit, led by longtime Santa Cruzan Lee, who very first began executing as a boy or girl. She brings her band Blue Summit to an evening of reflection and celebration. Showtime is 9 p.m. and proceeds right up until soon after the ball drops.
China Cats: It’s going to be a Grateful New Yr over at Michael’s on Principal in Soquel as the popular Useless tribute band China Cats usually takes the stage to welcome in the new calendar year. The Cats, led by guitarists Matt Hartle and Scott Cooper, have been enjoying together for much more than a decade, and they provide an encyclopaedic awareness of the Dead’s catalogue to their performances. This is a particular supper-and-a-clearly show evening that starts at 7 p.m. with a meal, and ends just after midnight with champagne.
Jackie Greene: The fine Northern California singer-songwriter Jackie Greene has been gigging in Santa Cruz given that permanently in the past, and his area fan foundation will be out in pressure to convey in the New 12 months at a specific NYE demonstrate at Felton New music Hall. Sir Jackie emerges from the pandemic with a major new present. Opening are the Dwell Oaks. It all occurs at Felton Audio Hall. Showtime is 9 p.m.
Acoustic Sunset with Anthony Arya: It is a brand new calendar year, and Santa Cruz’s gifted singer-songwriter Anthony Arya welcomes it at Felton Songs Hall with the 2nd exhibit in a series he’s contacting “Acoustic Sunset.” Sunday’s exhibit functions Arya jamming with local lap-steel maven Patti Maxine and South Bay-primarily based looper and instrumentalist Casey Wickstrom, both equally repeated collaborators of Arya’s. It is a mellow night display, kicking off at 7 p.m.
— Wallace Baine
King tides: King tides are unusually lower and higher tides that occur when the gravitational pull of the sunlight and moon are in alignment. The three first days of 2022 delivers just such an alignment, with the extremely very low tides delivering great tide pooling and additional seashore to wander on. Saturday’s least expensive tide will be just immediately after 3:30 p.m., Sunday’s all around 4:30 p.m. and Monday’s about 5:15 p.m. As normally, no subject the tide, really do not flip your again on the ocean.
Corralitos Farm and Backyard Market: With the Westside and Reside Oak farmers markets not happening this week due to the holiday, just take a Sunday push to get your deal with in Corralitos. This market, tiny and open up-air, capabilities food items, generate, and other products and solutions from farmers and gardeners who mature inside an roughly five-mile radius of Corralitos.
— Max Chun
Sunday marks the previous working day for a pair of exhibitions at the Santa Cruz Museum of Artwork and Historical past: “The Art of the Santa Cruz Velocity Wheel,” from the legendary Jim Phillips, and “Ocean of Light: Submergence,” curtainlike strings of LED light-weight, pulsating in color inside of the black box of the MAH’s windowless Solari Gallery. Check out the museum’s web site for holiday getaway hrs.
“Indicators”: Browsing and artwork slam alongside one another for an exhibit at the R. Blitzer Gallery on the Westside of Santa Cruz, featuring the inventive creations of perfectly-known figures in the Santa Cruz surf planet, including Stan Welsh, Margitta Dietrick-Welsh, Vince Broglio, Nancy Broglio, Ed Dickie, Tessa Hope Hasty, Dave Anderson, Boogie Invoice, Gary Hughes and more. It’s all up at the Blitzer by Jan. 28, at 2801 Mission St., in the aged Wrigley Making.
“Gifted”: The downtown gallery Curated By the Sea is packing its Entrance Avenue area with a vast wide range of artworks from extra than 30 of the most well known names on the Santa Cruz art scene, rotating the content often during the reward-providing year. Curated is open Thursday as a result of Saturday midday-4 p.m., or by appointment, at 703 Entrance St., Santa Cruz.
— Wallace Baine
Young children & Relatives
Redwood Grove for Young ones!: Begin the new yr with a nature outing for the full family. Examine the quintessential redwood forest in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park and understand some fundamentals about redwood growth, the animals that live in and around our huge trees, and all of the means that redwoods have an affect on the surrounding ecosystem. Fulfill at the website visitors centre and try to remember the $10 motor vehicle working day-use rate.
— Max Chun
Increased Intent Brewing Comedy Night: DNA’s Comedy Lab delivers comedians from the Bay Spot and beyond to Bigger Goal Brewing each and every Friday for a weekly showcase. Chad Opitz headlines a entire slate for this week’s New A long time special, with champagne pilsner and party favors.
Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing Comedy Night time: Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing welcomes comedians from the Bay Place and beyond for displays each week. Regulars from The Punch Line San Francisco, Cobb’s Comedy Club, Rooster T. Feathers convey the laughs to the Westside.
— Haneen Zain
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