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Luis Alberto Urrea – Good Night, Irene

Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA

Bookshop Santa Cruz is delighted to welcome bestselling author Luis Alberto Urrea (The House of Broken Angels) back to the store for a reading and signing of his new novel […]

The Deep Read: Community Salon

The Seymour Marine Discovery Center 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz, CA

On June 7, we’ll be hosting a salon—co-sponsored by The Humanities Institute and Lookout Santa Cruz—focused on actions we can all take in the face of climate change. Ecology Action, Elkhorn Slough […]

Bookshop Santa Cruz presents: An evening with Ocean Vuong

Cowell Ranch Hay Barn Ranch View Rd, Santa Cruz, CA

In this deeply intimate second poetry collection (in paperback June 6th), Ocean Vuong searches for life among the aftershocks of his mother’s death, embodying the paradox of sitting within grief […]

Ottessa Moshfegh, Lapvona

Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA

Presented by Bookshop Santa Cruz, Ottessa Moshfegh (My Year of Rest and Relaxation) will discuss her recent novel Lapvona, available in paperback June 20th. In a village in a medieval […]

Santa Cruz Shakespeare 2023 Season Opening Night

The Audrey Stanley Grove in Delaveaga Park 501 Upper Park Rd, Santa Cruz, CA

Tickets are now on sale for Santa Cruz Shakespeare's 2023 season, featuring The Book of Will and The Taming of the Shrew. Co-sponsored by the Humanities Institute. The season runs from […]

Dickens Universe: A Tale of Two Cities


The Dickens Universe is a unique cultural event that brings together scholars, teachers, students, and members of the general public for a week of stimulating discussion and festive social activity […]

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music Opening

Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, even at a seasoned 60 years old, is all about the new—the here and now of contemporary works for orchestra. To quote Financial Times […]