Calendar of Events – Sentinel of Santa Cruz

SANTA CRUZ

Reading conference, visit to the cemetery on the Jewish pioneers

Author George Fogelson is hosting a walking tour of the Home of Peace Jewish Cemetery at 11 a.m. on July 29, followed by a reading conference at the Museum of Art and History on his latest book, “Let Their Memory Be A blessing”, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 31.

“Let Their Memory Be a Blessing” explores the history of the Jewish pioneers who founded the Jewish Community of Santa Cruz, including the history of the Home of Peace Jewish Cemetery where many of these pioneers are buried. The cemetery event will tour these graves, some of which date back to 1877.

Those interested in visiting the cemetery should meet in front of the cemetery. The visit is free and the conference on the book is free with admission to the museum. The address of the museum is 705 Front St., Santa Cruz and the cemetery is 401 Meder St., Santa Cruz.

For more information, visit https://www.santacruzmah.org or call 831-429-1964.

SANTA CRUZ

A folk and soul group led by sisters will perform at the Rio Theater

World, folk and soul band Rising Appalachia will perform at the Rio Theater from 8-11 p.m. on July 29.

Rising Appalachia is led by sisters Leah and Chloe Smith and incorporates a wide range of instruments to achieve their unique sound, from banjos to kalimbas to didgeridoo.

Tickets are $35 ($40 at the door). The address of the Rio Theater is 1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz.

For more information, visit http://www.riotheatre.com.

SANTA CRUZ

Famous bassist Les Claypool will perform at the Rio Theater

Acclaimed bassist and member of funk metal band Primus Les Claypool will perform at the Rio Theater from 8-11 p.m. on July 31.

Claypool is widely regarded as one of the greatest bassists of all time and has enjoyed success as a musician since the 1980s.

Ticket prices range from $40 to $50. The address of the Rio Theater is 1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz.

For more information, visit http://www.riotheatre.com.

SANTA CRUZ

Marcia Ball will play at Kuumbwa Jazz

Blues singer and pianist Marcia Ball will perform at Kuumbwa Jazz at 7 p.m. on August 1.

Ball is a widely acclaimed musician who has won “Contemporary Blues Album of the Year” multiple times.

Tickets range from $21 to $42. Kuumbwa Jazz is at 320-2 Cedar St., Santa Cruz.

For more information, visit https://www.kuumbwajazz.org or call 831-427-2227.

SANTA CRUZ

Singer and actress Nellie Mckay will perform a new album

Singer and songwriter Nellie Mckay will perform her new album “Sister Orchid” at 7 p.m. on August 3.

As well as releasing six hit albums before ‘Sister Orchid’, Mckay also worked on Broadway and won a Theater World award for her role in ‘The Threepenny Opera’.

Tickets range from $21 to $42. Kuumbwa Jazz is at 320-2 Cedar St., Santa Cruz.

For more information, visit https://www.kuumbwajazz.org or call 831-427-2227.

CAPITOL

Sunday Art at the Beach offers beautiful art and a beautiful setting

Local artists will exhibit their works at Esplanade Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 31. Items on display will include paintings, photographs, sculptures, jewelry and more.

This event is free. Esplanade Park is located at 120 Monterey Ave in Capitola Village and overlooks Monterey Bay.

For more information, visit https://www.cityofcapitola.org.

CAPITOL

The Billy Martini Show Brings A ’70s Flair To Twilight Concerts

The Billy Martini Show, a 70s dance group, will perform at the Esplanade Park Bandstand from 6-8 p.m. on August 3.

The group covers all the favorite hits of the 70s, from songs by The Rolling Stones to AC/DC to The Sunshine Band and more. The Billy Martini Show even wears authentic retro outfits, ensuring its audience is truly transported to the grooviest time of their life.

This event is free. Esplanade Park is located at 120 Monterey Ave. in the Village of Capitola and overlooks Monterey Bay. No dogs or alcohol are allowed.

For more information, visit https://www.cityofcapitola.org or https://billymartini.com.

Today’s calendar compiled by Julia Poetzinger.

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