During Your Stay (Events, Concerts, Restaurants)

Concerts & Events

Friday, May 8th

8 pm, Light Lab (3rd floor), Digital Arts Research Center at UCSC.

This Friday night, 8 pm, in the Light Lab of the DARC building (just across the parking lot). Featuring Florent Colautti on electric ebows, David Kant on chaos, and Nathan Ober on video.

UCSC Concert Choir 
Music Recital Hall,  7:30pm

Directed by Nathaniel Berman
$6 youth and students w/ ID

Saturday, May 9th 

UCSC West Javanese Gamelan

presents MUSIC & DANCE FROM SUNDA & CIREBON directed by Undang Sumarna, drummer UCSC Balinese Gamelan ‘Swarasanti’ presents KECAK, MUSIC & DANCE FROM BALI.

$10 general admission
$8 seniors 62+
$6 youth and students w/ ID

Doors open 30 minutes before concert.
Parking $4

Top 15 List of Places to Eat

1. Charlie Hong Kong (lunch, late night)
2. Whale City Bakery and Bar (breakfast, lunch, dinner): Davenport (cash only, ocean views)
3. The Buttery (bakery, lunch, dinner, dessert)
4. Aldo’s (breakfast, lunch): Santa Cruz Harbor (killer views)
5. Lillian’s Italian Kitchen (dinner)
6. New Leaf Community Market (sandwiches, grocery): close to UCSC
7. Kelly’s French Bakery (breakfast, lunch, dinner): close to UCSC
8. West End Tap Room: close to UCSC
9. Santa Cruz Brewing Company (snacks, beer): cash only
10. Cafe Iveta (breakfast, lunch): close to UCSC
11. Emily’s (on Mission Street)
12. Kitchen 515: Downtown
13. Penny Ice Cream (amazing local ice cream shop): Downtown
14. UCSC’s library cafe (local, organic, and amazing food and espresso)
15. 99 Bottles (bar and food): local “college” bar: Downtown