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Free Movies on the Beach!

Calling out all movie, beach, and fun lovers!

Every Wednesday night at 9pm on the beach located next to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, our beautiful city will be hosting a FREE movie for anyone looking to have a wonderful evening! Films that have already been shown include The Lost Boys (which was filmed at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk  & in parts of Pogonip state park), The Wedding Singer, and the original 1971 Wille Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. If you weren’t able to attended those fine cinematic features, don’t despair! There are still 5 more films coming your way! Hope to see you there :)

July 17: Tremors

“Run Kevin Bacon, Run!”

July 24: Ice Age

“Watch this cool flick on the warmest of beaches”

July 31: BIG

“All ages and sizes are encouraged to attended”

Aug 7: Footloose  

“Dance Kevin Bacon, Dance!”

Aug 14: Chasing Mavericks    

“See the six packed star of 300 walk the streets of our very own Santa Cruz”

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Phono del Sol July 13

There is no shortage of festivals to attend in the summertime. With so many to choose from it’s impossible to go to everything; especially with the prices they’re asking these days. You’ve got to be a smart festival shopper to make sure you get the most out of your hard earned cash. On Saturday July 13th the 3rd Annual Phono del Sol: Music and Food Festival will take place at Potrero Del Sol park in San Francisco. The lineup is stacked with a variety of local and out of the area acts to choose from. KZSC favorites Thee Oh Sees, Bleached, Radiation City, and Cool Ghouls are on a bill bolstered by many more. Bonus: they’ve got a pretty sweet group discount! Tell your friends, save some coin and plan to spend a nice Saturday in the park about a week after the fourth of July. Check out the full lineup at phonodelsoul.com and keep your radio, computer and smart phone locked to the Great 88 all summer long.

 

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World Rhythms Workshop June 22

The Summer Equinox approaches. What better way to bring in the season than to make some music? Matthew Montfort of the world music group Ancient Future and author of “Ancient Traditions: Rhythmic Training Through the Traditions of Africa, Bali and India” will present a world rhythm workshop Saturday afternoon June 22nd at Gryphon Strings. His book, which is the basis for this workshop, received rave reviews. Seats are limited; to reserve a space call Gryphon at 650-493-2131. Gryphon Strings is located at 211 Lambert Avenue in Palo Alto. More details can be found on Facebook

Here’s Montfort’s contemplations on Jimi Hendrix and the classical Indian tradition of the Raga.

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Kat Parra June 9th

Bay Area vocalist Kat Parra helps preserve a rare cultural treasure of the Sephardic diaspora, the Ladino language. An antiquated form of Castilian that includes Arabic, Hebrew and Turkish, Ladino is spoken in very few places today – mainly by older generations in Turkey, Israel and scattered homes across the globe. Besides Ladino, Kat performs in English, Spanish and Portuguese too. Whether her inflections are Afro-Cuban, samba with a hip-hop flair, Latin jazz or salsa, when Kat Parra sings, it’s always “con sabor (flavorful)”.  Kat Parra will perform for the Jewish Food and Cultural Fair Sunday, June 9th at Temple Beth El in Aptos.

 

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Ledward Kaapana June 4th

Attention “Led Heads”! Ledward Kaapana returns to the redwoods with Hawaiian slack key goodness and aloha spirit. Rounding out the sound will be Mike Kaawa on 12 string guitar and Fran Guidry on second slack key.  Ledward Kaapana rolls into Don Quixote’s in Felton Tuesday, June 4th. Festivities begin at 7:30.

 

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Ceremony June 7th

Ceremony is a hardcore punk band from Rohnert Park. They have been recording with Madator Records for a few years now and their latest release, “Zoo,” came out last year. Ceremony is set to play the Catalyst in downtown Santa Cruz. If their show there earlier this year is an indicator, it’s bound to be another fun time! Plus you’ll see plenty of  KZSC folks down there. Ceremony is performing with Soft Moon and Total Control as openers. They’ll be appearing in the Catalyst Atrium Friday, June 7th. Showtime is 8:30 pm.

Here’s a video of them playing at Gilman, just to get you pumped: