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.
Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery - In Her Place, Visual Narratives: Tapestries by Bonnie Stone. Gallery hours: Tues-Su 11am-4pm. Thru June 22. 831.459.2953. Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, Cowell College, UCSC, Santa Cruz.
Felix Kulpa Gallery - Myths, Lies & Legends: Contemporary fine art prints by MPC Printmakers. Gallery hours: Thurs-Sun, noon-6pm. Thru May 26. 408.373.2854. Felix Kulpa Gallery, 107 Elm St, Santa Cruz, 408.373.2854.
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.
Pajaro Valley Arts Council - AgriCulture, Land & People: All media exhibit exploring the people, produce & politics of the Pajaro Valley. Gallery hours: Wed-Sun 11am-4pm. Thru June 9. Free, 831.722.3062. Pajaro Valley Arts Council, 37 Sudden St, Watsonville (Santa Cruz), 831.722.3062.
Greek Food Fair - Live Greek music coupled with authentic food, beer and dessert. Sun., May 19, 12-8pm. Free, 831.334.4400. Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church, 223 Church St, Santa Cruz.
Irish Jam Sessions - Slow Speed. Join us as we play slow and easy in a supportive atmosphere. Third Sunday of every month, 2-4pm. UCSC Marine Science Campus, 110 Shaffer Rd, Santa Cruz.
Driftwood Consort - Galanterie: Renaissance through Romantic pieces on period instruments. Sun., May 19, 3pm. $20, 831.706.8408. St. John's Episcopal Church, 125 Canterbury Dr., Aptos (Santa Cruz).
Serenity First—Pagans in Recovery - A 12-step meeting with a Pagan flair where guests are free to discuss their nature-based, goddess-centered spiritual paths. Sundays, 7pm. 831.423.1949. The Sacred Grove, 924 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, 831.423.1949.
Gamelan - Featuring master drummer and dancer Undang Sumarna. Sun., May 19, 7:30pm. $10 general, 831.459.2159. UCSC Music Center Recital Hall, 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, 831.459.2159.
International Playhouse - French, Italian, Japanese and Spanish theater pieces with English subtitles. Sun., May 19, 8pm. Free. Stevenson College Event Center, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, 831.459.3729.
Cabrillo Gallery - Student Exhibition: 150 works of painting, mixed media, drawing, ceramics, sculpture and more. Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm & Mon-Tues 7-9pm. Thru May 31. Cabrillo College Gallery, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos (Santa Cruz), 831.479.6308.
Life Underwater - An exhibition of oil paintings by Joel Frank inspired by water. www.jdfrank.com. Gallery hours Mon-Sat, noon-8pm. Thru May 31. Free, 831.426.8876. Chimera Tattoo Studio, 1010 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz.
Viva Santana - A solo retrospective of the late painter, printmaker and sculptor Manuel Santana. At Santa Cruz County Bank locations in Aptos, Capitola, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley and Watsonville. Mon–Thu, 9am–5pm & Fri. 9am–6pm, Thru Aug. 23. Free, 831.457.5003. Santa Cruz County Bank, 720 Front St, Santa Cruz, 831.457.5000.
Dog Hikes - Santa Cruz International Dog Owner's Community hosts a weekly one-hour, easy hike along the beach for dog lovers and their pets. www.newdogsintown.com Mondays, 8:45-9:45am. Free. Aptos Beach staircase, 1049 Via Palo Alto, Aptos (Santa Cruz).
Storytime - Former Shakespeare Santa Cruz actress Billie Harris and Book Cafe manager Jill Rose perform animated readings of children's stories. Mondays, 11am. 831.462.4415. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 41st Ave, Capitola (Santa Cruz), 831.462.4415, www.capitolabookcafe.com.
Beginning Acting Workshop - Manuel Montez will teach students principles of the Stanislavski method and Butoh theater, as well as exercises he developed himself. Mondays, 7-9pm. $50 per month; $130 for 3 months. Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz.
Body Image Anonymous - A support group for those suffering from negative body image identification, obsessions or BDD. Third and First Tuesday of every month. 831.212.5576. Dominican Education Center, 1555 Soquel Dr, Santa Cruz, 831.462.7709.
R. Blitzer Gallery - Firenze-una Storia d'Amore: Traditional egg tempura artist Adrienna Momi. Gallery hours: Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. Thru May 31. 831.458.1217. R. Blitzer Gallery, Mission Extension and Natural Bridges, Santa Cruz.
Qigong Flow - Led by Bonnie Eskie, MFT. Tuesdays, 10-11am. $10-$12, 831.515.4144. Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St, Santa Cruz, 831.420.6177.
Author Event: Isabel Allende - Bookshop Santa Cruz presents a reading from Allende's new novel, Maya's Notebook. Tue., May 21, 7pm. $32, 831.423.0900. Santa Cruz High School, 415 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.429.3960.
Life Drawing - Drop-in life drawing class featuring a different model each week. Telephone Julie for more information. Tuesdays, 7-9:15pm. 831.335.5000. Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, 9341 Mill St, Ben Lomond (Santa Cruz), 831.336.4273, Wed-Sun, noon-6pm.
Live in Harmony - Using Chinese medicine, qi gong exercises and nutrition to live in harmony as spring changes to summer. Tue., May 21, 7-8pm. 831.212.3090. Foxxr, 706 Capitola Ave., Ste. G, Capitola (Santa Cruz).
Women's International League - A talk by former Santa Cruz Mayor Jane Weed-Pomerantz about the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women. Tue., May 21, 7-9pm. Free/donation, 831.428.5096. Friends Quaker Meeting House, 225 Rooney St, Santa Cruz.
Comedy Showcase - A new comedy showcase hosted by DNA featuring a different Bay Area headliner each week. Tuesdays, 8:30pm. $5. Blue Lagoon, 923 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.423.7117.