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Bookshop Santa Cruz Presents: Stacey Abrams, Rogue Justice

Rio Theater 1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Bookshop Santa Cruz is thrilled to welcome #1 New York Times bestselling author and political leader Stacey Abrams to discuss her new book Rogue Justice and the craft of writing. This event will take place at the Rio Theatre (1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz) and is cosponsored by NAACP Santa Cruz County, The Humanities Institute […]

Zakir Hussain: Masters of Percussion at the Rio Theatre

Rio Theater 1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Every other year since 1996, Zakir Hussain has served as curator, conductor and producer to bring the very cream of Indian music and world percussion to tour America and Europe with his series, Zakir Hussain and Masters of Percussion. Growing out of his renowned international tabla duet tours with his father, the legendary Ustad Allarakha, […]

Patti Smith: Songs & Stories, A Book of Days

Rio Theater 1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Bookshop Santa Cruz is thrilled to welcome Patti Smith, National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, back to town for a celebration of A Book of Days—her […]

Pamela Z – Concert and Panel Discussion

Rio Theater 1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Pamela Z is a composer, technologist, mixed-media and performance artist specializing in real-time synthesis, voice and vocality, and the framing of found objects and found texts as opportunities for unexpectedly visceral engagements— engagements with the interiorities and exteriorities of our identities and communities. She will complete a two-part residency at UC Santa Cruz, engaging with […]

TEDx Santa Cruz

Rio Theater 1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

TEDxSantaCruz 2019: The Art of Hope Features riveting talks and performances from a diverse range of inspired, innovative and renowned speakers and artists. Join the local conference on December 7, 2019, at the Rio Theatre. Nine UCSC speakers join TEDx Santa Cruz extravaganza on Dec. 7 For tickets and more information visit www.tedxsantacruz.org  

Zakir Hussain: Masters of Percussion

Rio Theater 1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Zakir Hussain is appreciated as one of the greatest musicians of our time. A classical tabla virtuoso of the highest order, his consistently brilliant and exciting performances have established him as a national treasure in India and he is one of India’s reigning cultural ambassadors. Along with his legendary father and teacher, Ustad Allarakha, he has […]

María en tierra de nadie: Screening & Q&A with Marcela Zamora

Rio Theater 1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Join us for a free, public film screening to kickoff Borders and Belonging: A Series of Events on Human Migration To foster a conversation about migration, LALS and the CLRC are jointly hosting a special screening of Marcela Zamora's María en tierra de nadie (María in No Man’s Land), 2010. This is the story of […]

Free

Saving Capitalism For the Many, Not the Few: A Curated Conversation with Robert Reich

Rio Theater 1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Robert Reich, Former Secretary of Labor, in the Clinton administration, is the author of more than a dozen books, including Aftershock, The Work of Nations, and Beyond Outrage. He is Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley and a Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economics. Reich is also the subject of Inequality […]

Free

Toni Morrison: "Literature and the Silence of Goodness" (Peggy Downes Baskin Ethics Lecture)

Rio Theater 1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Humanities Division and Peggy Downes Baskin Ethics Lecture Presents: Toni Morrison: "LITERATURE AND THE SILENCE OF GOODNESS" at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz Tickets: $12 Peggy Downes Baskin Ethics Lecture with Toni Morrison $145 Founders Celebration Dinner and Baskin Ethics Lecture with Toni Morrison (combo ticket) *If you were not able to get tickets […]

$12

Ursula K. le Guin

Rio Theater 1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Anthropocene: Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet Video Ursula K. Le Guin is one of the most-loved writers of our time. Her work includes science fiction, novels, essays, and children's books. Donna Haraway the author of When Species Meet. James Clifford is the author of Returns: Becoming Indigenous in the Twenty-First Century. Tickets Required • […]