A Very Vinyl Christmas - An exhibit of holiday LP covers. Open Mon-Sun, 10am-midnight. Thru December. Free, 831.425.7277. Santa Cruz Rehearsal Studios, 118 Coral St, Santa Cruz, 831.425.7277.
Ageless Art Project - Artists and craftspeople: share your artistic talent! Volunteer to make creative expression possible for residents of care facilities by leading an art group. Ongoing. 831.459.8917. Family Service Agency of the Central Coast, 104 Walnut Ave #208, Santa Cruz, 831.459.9351 x206.
Bank Arts Collaborative - Down on the Farm: Seven local artists whose work represents the beauty of simple life on the farm. Mon-Thurs, 9am-5pm, Fri 9am-6pm. Thru Jan. 3. Free. Various Santa Cruz County Bank Locations, n/a, Santa Cruz.
Felix Kulpa Gallery - Neon art by Brian Coleman featuring glass tubes filled with multicolored glowing gasses. Gallery hours: Thurs-Sun, noon-6pm. Thru Jan. 26. 408.373.2854. Felix Kulpa Gallery, 107 Elm St, Santa Cruz, 408.373.2854.
Holiday Sale - A selection of unique and affordable gifts for the holidays. www.homelessgardenproject.org. Open 10am-8pm daily thru Dec. 24. Homeless Garden Project Store, 110 Cooper St., Santa Cruz.
Insight Santa Cruz - Meditation sits, talks and discussions every day of the week. Learn the formal practice of meditation and engage with a community dedicated to reducing suffering by cultivating compassion. Visit www.insightsantacruz.org for specific times and more information. Ongoing. 831.425.3431. Insight Santa Cruz, 1010 Fair Avenue, Suite C, Santa Cruz, 831.425.3431.
It's A Wonderful Life - A live theater production in the style of a 1940s radio broadest. www.shakespearesantacruz.org. Nov. 15-Dec. 8. $10-$40, 831.459.2159. UCSC Mainstage Theater, 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, 831.459.2159.
Luck of the Draw - Visit an exhibit and enter for the chance to win a piece of artwork of your choice to take home. Drawing takes place Dec. 8. Nov. 30-Dec. 8. $65, 831.426.5787. Santa Cruz Art League, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, 831.426.5787, Wed-Sat, noon-5pm, Sun noon-4pm.
Pajaro Valley Arts Council - Mi Casa es Tu Casa: An exhibit of installations paying tribute to Dia de Los Muertos with the theme of "Passages." Gallery hours: Wed-Sun 11am-4pm. Thru Dec. 8. Free, 831.722.3062. Pajaro Valley Arts Council, 37 Sudden St, Watsonville (Santa Cruz), 831.722.3062.
R. Blitzer Gallery - The Masters Series continues with an exhibit by Howard Ikemoto and Ron Milhoan. Gallery hours: Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. Thru Dec. 28. Free, 831.458.1217. R. Blitzer Gallery, Mission Extension and Natural Bridges, Santa Cruz.
Natural History Museum Holiday Sale - A sale in the gift shop plus complimentary hot cider, cookies and admittance to exhibits. Fri., Dec. 6, 10am-5pm and Sat., Dec. 7, 10am-5pm. Free admission, 831.420.6115. Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, 1305 E. Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, 831.420.6115, Tue-Sun, 10am-5pm.
Friday Shakespeare Club - A group of diverse women engaging in stimulating discussions of Shakespeare's plays. www.fridayshakespeare.org. Fri., Dec. 6, 10:30am-12:30pm, Sat., Dec. 7, 10:30am-12:30pm, Fri., Jan. 3, 10:30am-12:30pm, Fri., Jan. 17, 10:30am-12:30pm, Fri., Feb. 7, 10:30am-12:30pm, Fri., Feb. 21, 10:30am-12:30pm, Fri., March 7, 10:30am-12:30pm, Fri., March 21, 10:30am-12:30pm, Fri., April 4, 10:30am-12:30pm, Fri., April 18, 10:30am-12:30pm, Fri., May 2, 10:30am-12:30pm and Fri., May 16, 10:30am-12:30pm. Free, 831.438.3615. First Congregational Church of Santa Cruz, 900 High St, Santa Cruz, 831.423.1626.
Angelina Ballerina Cast Visit - The cast of Angelina Ballerina The Musical will share stories and fun celebrating the beloved picture book's main character. Friday's appearance will be at the Capitola Branch library. Fri., Dec. 6, 11am. Free, 831.427.7717. Santa Cruz Central Branch Library, 224 Church St, Santa Cruz, 831.420.5700.
Free First Friday - View the exhibits for free every first Friday of the month. Docent tours at noon. First Friday of every month, 11am-6pm. Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St, Santa Cruz, 831.429.1964, Museum hours Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm; closed Mon.
Grief Support - A lunchtime drop-in support group for adults grieving the death of a family member or friend. Tues. 6-7pm at 125 Heather Terrace, Aptos; Fri. noon-1pm at 5403 Scotts Valley Dr. Ste. D, Scotts Valley. free, 831.430.3000. Various sites, NA, Santa Cruz.
Eating Disorders Resource Center Meeting - Groups will be led by Kimberly Kuhn, LCSW and Carolyn Blackman, RN, LCSW. Third and First Friday of every month, 6-7:30pm. 408.559.5593. Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center, 2900 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz.
Winter Dance Concert - Annual winter concert by the Cabrillo College Dance Department featuring new choreography by faculty, guests and student artists. Fri., Dec. 6, 7:30pm, Sat., Dec. 7, 7:30pm and Sun., Dec. 8, 2pm. $6-$14, 831.479.6154. Cabrillo College Crocker Theater, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos (Santa Cruz), 831.479.6100.
Mountain Community Theater - It's A Wonderful Life: A fully staged production of the Frank Capra classic. www.mctshows.org. Fri., Dec. 6, 8pm, Sat., Dec. 7, 8pm, Sun., Dec. 8, 2pm, Fri., Dec. 13, 8pm, Sat., Dec. 14, 8pm and Sun., Dec. 15, 2pm. $10-$20. Mountain Community Theater, 9400 Mill St, Ben Lomond (Santa Cruz), 831.336.4777.
Stockings: A Holiday Cabaret - An avant-cabaret bringing together dancers, musicians and other performers to benefit Motion Pacific's scholarship program. Fri., Dec. 6, 8pm and Sat., Dec. 7, 8pm. $25, 831.457.1616. Motion Pacific, 408 Front St, Santa Cruz, 831.457.1616.
Spotlight Tours - Bringing the artists' voices directly to visitors. Go behind the scenes and museum-wide exhibitions. Third and First Saturday of every month, 11:30am-12:30pm. Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St, Santa Cruz, 831.429.1964, Museum hours Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm; closed Mon.
Children's Rights Art Show - Art show from school children grades 6-12 about their concept of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Sat., Dec. 7, 12-4pm. Free, 831.425.7618. The Galleria, 740 Front St., Santa Cruz.
Home Tour - Tour five stunning Santa Cruz homes at the annual Symphony League-sponsored event. www.slscc.org. Sat., Dec. 7, 12-5pm and Sun., Dec. 8, 12-5pm. $30, 831.427.0760. Various sites, NA, Santa Cruz.
MHCAN Arts/Crafts Fair - A silent auction, raffle, food, music and chance to purchase one-of-a-kind gifts. Sat., Dec. 7, 12-4pm. Free, 831.469.0462. Mental Health Client Action Network, 1051 Cayuga St, Santa Cruz.
Tannery Holiday Faire - Handmade gifts from 30 artists' studios including painting, ceramics, glassblowing, jewelry and more plus refreshments and a performance by the Santa Cruz Chorale. Sat., Dec. 7, 12-5pm and Sun., Dec. 8, 12-5pm. Free admission. Tannery Arts Center, 1040 River St, Santa Cruz.
Bellydance Showcase - Different belly dancers each week on the garden stage. Presented by Helene. www.thecrepeplace.com. Saturdays, 1:30pm. 831.429.6994. Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.429.6994, Mon-Thu 11am-midnight, Fri 11am-1am, Sat 10am-1am, Sun 10am-midnight.