August – September 2014

Folks with Jokes
Aug 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Folks with Jokes is a free show produced by professional slackers Aaron Gonzo Gonzales and Sam Weber. On August 29th, they’d like you to be there for it. It’s at The Art Bar and Cafe, located at Suite 112 in the Tannery.

Headliner Cody Woods was a regular at Bay Area comedy clubs for years before he moved down to LA at the start of 2014. He’s headlined shows across the country, and he’ll be on your television screens before you know it.

Host Sam Weber is a super cool guy and really good looking and also he’s writing this description right now so it’s probably a little biased. He has performed at comedy clubs across the west coast, and has appeared on local radio and television stations in Santa Cruz and the Bay Area.

This show is free

Aug 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Poetry Writing Workshop
Sep 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Every Week the Art Bar & Cafe hosts a Poetry writing workshop to kick off its Poetry Mondays.  All workshops are between 4pm & 5pm and focus on generating new work.  Classes are led by a rotating group of writers, with a few regularly scheduled workshops:

2nd Monday of the Month:  Freestyle Hip Hop Workshop with Zack Mazi aka Sayv1
3rd Monday of the Month: step into the mind with Paul Conte
final Monday of the Month: metaphor workshop with Kevin Devaney

If you are interested in leading a workshop, just drop by on Monday and talk to the host of the poetry open mic.

Santa Cruz’s Only Weekly Poetry Open Mic
Sep 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Santa Cruz’s Only Weekly Poetry Open Mic!
Sign up list opens at 5:30 and fills up fast, come early to guarantee a spot
or come very early for the Writing Workshop (4pm)!

The final Monday of the month is the home of the Santa Cruz Legendary Poetry Slam

Sep 1 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

One poetry open mic not enough for you?!
Come join the Art Bar’s late mic, 9pm-10pm
all styles welcome, please bring 4 min or less of work to share.

Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

bring your uke and come on down the first Tuesday of every month.  New themes every month, for September 2nd, we’ll be ukin’ up tunes from the fab 4: it’s the Beatles like you’ve never hear (or sung) them before!

Arts Trivia
Sep 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come check your Art and Art History knowledge with your host, DeAngelo Nieves!
(You may want to brush up on your Kevin Durant and Black Dynamite knowledge)

Jazz Jam
Sep 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

old School jazz jam for aspiring and accomplished jazz musicians of all ages, every Monday evening from 7pm – 10pm.

First Friday featuring: Madrona and Thomas Sage at the Art Bar and Cafe
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Live music and a chance to get a glimpse into some of the studios of the Tannery Arts Center!

Guitars not Guns benefit show
Sep 6 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Come join the Art Bar and Cafe and a number of Santa Cruz local musicians as we fill the Tannery Courtyard with beautiful sound as a benefit for the Santa Cruz chapter of Guitars not Guns.