This page contains only a sampling of upcoming UCSC events, drawn from the campus's online calendar


1 Friday

Lecture: "Negotiating the Stereotype: Gay Men, Online Sexual Cultures and Racialized Representations of Masculinity." Anthony Freeman is completing his graduate work in the Sexuality Studies program at San Francisco State University. His research interests include identity formations in the Black and Latino lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. His research focuses on the Internet as a site of cultural production where marginalized gay men, particularly men of color, use the Web to form narratives of the self that will be successful in the sexual market. 3 p.m. Humanities 1, Room 202. Free. (831) 459-5655. Sponsored the Feminism and Pornography Research Cluster at UCSC.

Lecture: The Joseph F. Bunnett Research Organic Chemistry Lecture: "Shedding Light on Glycans." Professor Carolyn Bertozzi is the T.Z. and Irmgard Chu Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley, an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Director of the Molecular Foundry, a nanoscience institute at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Her lab focuses on profiling changes in cell surface glycosylation associated with cancer, inflammation and bacterial infection, and exploiting this information for development of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. 4 p.m. Baskin Engineering, Room 101. Free. (831) 459-4823. Sponsored by the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry.

Workshop: East Indian Cuisine. Let Chef Jozseph show you the techniques to whip up feasts for all occasions. Appetizers, relishes/salsa/chutneys, fresh breads, curries, rice dishes, desserts and more. Experienced cooks and neophytes alike are enthusiastic about this blend of culinary, anthropological and nutritional tips. Chef Jozseph will be demonstrating some great vegetarian dishes as well as meat, so carnivores and vegetarians are welcome. Please bring containers for leftovers. We also ask that participants help with clean up. 5 p.m. Village Kitchen. $25 general. (831) 459-1693. Sponsored by OPERS.

Music: Faculty Showcase: "Women on the Verge." A celebration of great female characters in musical theater, from Gilbert and Sullivan to the present. Featuring songs from The Mikado; West Side Story, Chicago, A Chorus Line, Applause, The Oldest Profession, Into the Woods, Follies, and Mame. Featuring Patrice Maginnis, voice, with guest vocalists Michelle Rivard and Sheila Willey and pianist Michael McGushin. 7:30 p.m. Music Center, Recital Hall. $11 general; $10 seniors; $8 students w/ID. (831) 459-2159. Tickets subject to change. Sponsored by the UCSC Music Department.

2 Saturday

Recreation: Backpack 101. From beginners to experts, this overnight trip will have something for everyone. Using minimum impact techniques (Leave No Trace), we will set-up a bomb-proof camp, and then cook, clean and make ourselves comfortable outdoors. We will focus on basic backpacking skills while working on trip planning, wilderness survival, backcountry safety and how to pace yourself while hiking. Course fees include dinner, breakfast, tents, group camping gear and transportation to our destination in Big Basin State Park. The hike is about six miles each day with some elevation gain. Saturday & Sunday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. East Field Center, East Field House. $40 general. (831) 459-1693. Sponsored by OPERS.

Conference: UC Radio Network Conference. KZSC and UC Santa Cruz host this spring's UC Radio Network Conference, a gathering of students and broadcast professionals from all UC campuses. Workshops, seminars and media updates will be presented. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Crown College, KZSC Studios. Free. (831) 459-4733. Sponsored by KZSC-FM.

Recreation: High Ropes Course Facilitation Training. Join us for this fun and interactive one-day, hands-on training to develop your abilities in setting up, operating, staging and facilitating ropes course experiences for youth, corporate, or open-enrollment programs. Also known as challenge courses, this training will cover understanding the power and purpose of ropes courses and when/how to use them with groups; developing skill in setting up ropes courses; tagging and harnessing techniques to effectively and efficiently suit up participants; increasing understanding of basic facilitation of the experience for groups and individuals; coaching and modeling behaviors to help participants work through challenge and adversity on the ropes course; increasing understanding of our own "blind spots" that may inhibit learning. Bring a sack lunch. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. East Field Center, Recreation Office Porch. $35 general. (831) 459-1693. Sponsored by OPERS.

Recreation: Physics in Nature. This is a beautiful, leisurely hike on private land up along our coast a few miles north of Santa Cruz to a 100-foot waterfall. Bring lunch, water, snacks and an extra pair of shoes for river crossings. Instructor Joe Jordan works for NASA/Ames, his most recent research with NASA is the study of Saturn's moon, Titan. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. East Field Center, Recreation Office Porch. $30 general. (831) 459-2800.

Sale: Spring Plant Sale. The biggest and best collection of organically grown flower, herb and vegetable starts, perennials, grasses and other landscape plants available in the region. Proceeds support the Farm & Garden Apprenticeship training program. 10 a.m. Barn Theater. Free. (831) 459-3240. Sponsored by the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, and Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden.

Tour of the Arboretum: Join dedicated docents in a tour of what's in bloom at the Arboretum. 11 a.m. Arboretum, Norrie's Gift Shop. $5 general, $2 children (6-17), 5 and younger free. Arboretum members free. (831) 427-2998. Sponsored by the UCSC Arboretum.

Athletics: Men's Tennis Match. 11 a.m. East Field Center, East Field Tennis Courts. $5 general; $2 seniors, alumni, military; $1 students w/ID; free for UCSC students, staff, & faculty w/ID. (831) 459-1355.

3 Sunday

Sale: Spring Plant Sale. 10 a.m. See May 2.

Recreation: Herb Walk. This pleasant spring hike through lower campus and Pogonip will focus on approximately 25 useful local herbs and wildflowers. We will discuss the edible, medicinal and cosmetic uses of each plant, with emphasis on safe identification and proper harvesting and preparation. Handouts and recipes included. Bring water, a picnic lunch and be prepared to enjoy the day rain or shine. Please sign up in advance. This class is a requirement for certification in the Holistic Health Program. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. UCSC Farm, Farm and Garden Gatehouse. $25 general. (831) 459-1693.

Class: Acupressure Skills Lab. This class is a requirement for students enrolled in the Holistic Health Program. Prerequisite: Acupressure 1. Instructor: Shelley Patton. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. East Field Center, Activity Room. $50 general. (831) 459-1693. Sponsored by OPERS.

Class: Animal Tracking. Many people who frequent this campus don't know that they share this hillside with all kinds of animals. All of these animals leave obvious signs of their presence if you know what to look for. Skilled trackers can follow tracks like a bloodhound follows a scent or determine the age, weight, and mood of an animal from looking at a single track. Bring water, lunch, notebook and a pen, hiking shoes, daypack, and sunscreen. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. East Field Center, Recreation Office Porch. $25 general. (831) 459-2800.

Music: Graduate Recital. Noah Meites, Composition. 3 p.m. Music Center, Recital Hall. Free. (831) 459-2787. Sponsored by the UCSC Music Department.

4 Monday

Meeting: Peace Corps Information Meeting. 5:30 p.m. Cowell College, Fireside Lounge. Free. (831) 459-4470.

Class: "Effective Communication: Conflict Resolution Skills." Bring your conflict and communication challenges and learn how to transform your relationships and your life with the skills of Nonviolent Communication (NVC). More than just a conflict resolution tool, NVC supports the creation of new systems and structures that can become the foundation of a world where everyone's needs matter. Instructor Christine King is a certified trainer with the international Center for Nonviolent Communication and holds a graduate degree from the Graduate Institute of International Studies. 6:30 p.m. Bay Tree Bookstore, Room A. $10 general. (831) 459-1693. Sponsored by OPERS.

Performance: "Making Music Visible." Dance has become an important art form that has spoken to thousands of generations. Styles that will be presented include stepping, popping, salsa, tango, breaking, ballet, tap, modern. This show will display dance as more than entertainment along with tackling the different social constructions, sexualities, and stereotypes of dance itself. 8 p.m. Stevenson College, Event Center. Free. (831) 459-2468.

5 Tuesday

Seminar: "From Mediterranean World Economy to Sharing in Modernity: A World History Perspective on the Ottoman Empire." Professor Huricihan Islamoglu's current research interests are in the shared histories of modern transformation in Eurasia from the 16th to the early 20th century. 2 p.m. Humanities 1, Room 202. Free. (831) 459-5655. Sponsored by Mediterranean Studies and supported by the Institute for Humanities Research, UCSC.

Lecture: "After the Beep: Answering Machines and Creaturely Life." This presentation explores how the convergence of old and new media simultaneously reinforces and undermines presumptions about humanity's place in the Great Chain of Being. Dominic Pettman is associate professor of Culture & Media at the Eugene Lang College of the Liberal Arts, New School for Social Research. 4 p.m. Humanities 1, Room 210. Free. (831) 459-5655. Sponsored by the Center for Cultural Studies.

Class: Astronomy Workshop. Join us for an evening of stargazing and learn everything you want to know about astronomy and space. Constellation mythology and lore from many cultures and ages will also be featured. The wonders of the night sky, the basics of observational astronomy, cosmic ecology, and information on resources and equipment are covered first at an indoor lecture-discussion. Then we will hike to upper campus to view constellations, planets, galaxies and nebulae (weather permitting). Bring binoculars (if you have them), and warm, layered clothing. Sign up in advance. 7 p.m. Bay Tree Conference Center. $15 general. (831) 459-2800.

6 Wednesday

Lecture: "Contingency plus Universality: How to Overcome the Foucault-Habermas Impasse." Colin Koopman is resident scholar in the Center for Cultural Studies and lecturer in philosophy at UC Santa Cruz. His current research is at the intersection of the philosophical traditions of American pragmatism and French post-structuralism. 12:15 p.m. Humanities 1, Room 210. Free. (831) 459-5655. Sponsored by the Center for Cultural Studies.

Lecture: Tim Wise. Prominent writer Tim Wise will discuss racism and the election of Barack Obama. 7 p.m. College 9 & 10, Multipurpose Room. Free. (831) 459-1253.

Music: Senior Recital. Erin Santos, guitar. 7:30 p.m. Music Center, Recital Hall. Free. (831) 459-2787. Sponsored by the UCSC Music Department.

Recreation: Nature Night Hike. Let's head into the redwoods of upper campus and see what we can find. If you want to learn more about the plants and animals of campus, share some of your own knowledge, or enjoy exploring the woods in the dark, this will be the night. 8 p.m. North Remote Parking Lot. $12 general. (831) 459-2800.

7 Thursday

Reception: "This Could Be the Start of Something Big: How Social Movements for Regional Equity are Reshaping America." This event will feature a short presentation by authors Manuel Pastor, Chris Benner, and Martha Matsuoka. Light refreshments will be served and books will be sold. 4 p.m. College 9 & 10, Namaste Lounge. Free. (831) 459-3718. Sponsored by the Center for Justice, Tolerance, and Community.

8 Friday

Class: CPR Heartsaver AED #1. This class is intended to prepare individuals to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies including performing adult, child and infant CPR, rescue breathing, accessing emergency medical services and preventing disease transmission. American Heart certification issued upon completion. Bring a $10 materials fee for the book. Sign up in advance. 5 p.m. East Field Center, OPERS Conference Room. $30 general. (831) 459-1693. Sponsored by OPERS.

Performance: Random with a Purpose: 17. 7 p.m. Theater Arts, Second Stage. $10 general; $8 seniors and students w/ID; free for UCSC undergrads w/ID. (831) 459-2159. Tickets subject to service charge. Sponsored by UCSC Theater Arts Department.

Recreation: Moonlight Paddles from Santa Cruz Wharf #1. What could be more magical than to paddle into the sunset, watching the moon rise as you glide through its sparkling reflection? Meet at the Venture Quest Kayak office on the SC Wharf and paddle out for a cruise along the coast. 6:30 p.m. Santa Cruz Wharf, Venture Quest Kayak Office. $32 general. (831) 459-2800. Sponsored by OPERS.

Music: Graduate Recital. Amy Barnes, Voice. 7:30 p.m. Music Center, Recital Hall. Free. (831) 459-2787. Sponsored by the UCSC Music Department.

9 Saturday

Performance: Random with a Purpose: 17. 7 p.m. See May 8.

Recreation: Natural History of the UCSC Campus. Let's grab a copy of the new guide to The Natural History of the UC Santa Cruz Campus and hit the trail! In this class, we'll search the campus for wildlife from Pacific Giant Salamanders and Snowy Tree Crickets to bobcats and Golden Eagles, while we discover signs of human history and past geological events. Bring lunch, water, and field journal (notebook). Be prepared for poison oak and ticks, wear a long sleeve shirt and pants. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. East Field Center, Recreation Office Porch. $20 general. (831) 459-2800. Sponsored by OPERS.

Class: Massage Skills Lab. Come practice your massage skills. This class is a full day of massage with some review of Swedish 1 techniques. RELAX. This class is a requirement for students enrolled in the Holistic Health Program. Prerequsite: Swedish Massage 1 Instructor: Ellen Day (Note: Beginning Swedish Massage is required for this class). 10 a.m.-5 p.m. East Field Center, Activity Room. $50 general. (831) 459-1693. Sponsored by OPERS.

Class: Demonstration of Illustration Techniques. 11 a.m. Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, 1305 East Cliff Drive. Free. (831) 459-4475. Sponsored by the Science Illustration Program, UCSC Extension, and the Santa Cruz Museum Association.

Music: Fiat Lux: In Praise of Light. Featuring Sheila Willey (soprano) and Matthew Auerbach (harpsichord), with Linda Burman-Hall (harpsichord), and Amy Brodo (viola & violoncello). A meet-the-artist reception follows for donors and subscribers. 7:30 p.m. Music Center, Recital Hall. $22 general; $16 seniors; $5 students w/ID; $2 K-12 students. (831) 459-4238. Sponsored by the UCSC Music Department.

Recreation: Moonlight Paddles. Meet at the Venture Quest Kayak office on the Santa Cruz Wharf and paddle out for a cruise along the coast. No experience necessary. 6:30 p.m. Santa Cruz Wharf, Venture Quest Kayak Office. $32 general. (831) 459-2800. Sponsored by OPERS.

10 Sunday

Performance: Random with a Purpose: 17. 3 p.m. See May 8.

Class: Survival Skills I. Learn the basic skills of survival that were passed down for countless generations through native cultures. You will learn to build shelters, locate and purify water, gather and sample some basic survival foods, learn some of the basics of survival hunting, and cover any number of other skills we have time for (cordage making, stalking, camouflage, etc.). Bring lunch, water, pencil and paper, and a pocket knife (preferably one that locks into position). Be prepared for poison oak & ticks, wear a long sleeve shirt & pants. Sign up in advance. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. East Field Center, Recreation Office Porch. $25 general. (831) 459-2800.

Class: Introduction to Thai Massage. Thai massage is a dynamic (mat/floor) form of therapeutic body work which incorporates yoga, reflexology and acupressure. The combination of rhythmic compression , deep stretching, and rocking enhances the energetic system. In this one day workshop you will learn Thai strokes and stretches. Maria Teresa Woythaler has been an instructor of Thai massage for the past 10 years. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. East Field Center, Activity Room. $50 general. (831) 459-1693. Sponsored by OPERS.

Music: "A Tribute to the Duke." UCSC Jazz Ensembles and Big Band. The ensembles perform the music of Jazz great Duke Ellington. Robert Klevan and Stan Poplin, directors. 3 p.m. Music Center, Recital Hall. $10 general; $8 seniors; $6 students w/ID. (831) 459-2159. Tickets subject to service charge. Sponsored by the UCSC Music Department.

Fundraiser: Norrie's Mother's Day Tea. Make your reservations now for this gala High Tea fundraiser for the Arboretum. Classical guitar music will be provided by Carl Atilano, and art quilts by the Sew and Sew Quilt Group will also be on display. 1 p.m. Arboretum, Horticulture Building. $20 general. (831) 427-2998. Sponsored by the UCSC Arboretum.

11 Monday

Lecture: "Time, Observation, and the Scientific Self." Observation creates time. Observation also fills time. In medieval Latin and in early modern European vernaculars, the words "observation" and "observance" are etymologically intertwined. Lorraine Daston is director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and visiting professor in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. 3:30 p.m. Humanities 1, Room 210. Free. (831) 459-5655. Sponsored by the Center for Cultural Studies.

Music: Resident String Ensemble. Music Center, Recital Hall. Free. (831) 459-2787. Sponsored by the UCSC Music Department.

12 Tuesday

Lecture: "The Persistent Dream of the Blank Screen." The mechanism of projection, in which psychological states are "thrown upon" other human beings or nature, has become so familiar since the early 19th century that its rather odd assumptions about the object of projection have gone largely unexamined. Lorraine Daston is Director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and visiting professor in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. 4 p.m. Humanities 1, Room 210. Free. (831) 459-5655. Sponsored by the Center for Cultural Studies.

Film: "Anna May Wong-Frosted Yellow Willows: Her Life, Times and Legend." Questions and answers with director E. M. Woo will follow the film. 3 p.m. Communications, Room 150, Studio C. Free. (831) 459-3204. Sponsored by Film & Digital Media, Oakes College, Social Documentary, AA/PIRC, and Feminist Studies.

13 Wednesday

Lecture: "Political Animals: Critical Reflections on Sovereignty and Bare Life." Antonis Balasopoulos is assistant professor in the Department of English Studies, University of Cyprus. He is working on two essays, one on the interface between Kafka's fascination with the inhuman and the complex negotiation of utopian and dystopian modalities in his work; the other traces the ideological character of Agamben's reception in the U.S. 12:15 p.m. Humanities 1, Room 210. Free. (831) 459-5655. Sponsored by the Center for Cultural Studies.

Workshop: Spring Facial. Take some time for yourself, relax, and experience a facial using fresh and dried flowers, essential oils and easy to find ingredients. A facial mask, gentle, cleansing and an herbal steam are all on the menu for you to experience!! You will take home your own floral facial product and a handful of recipes. Come enjoy a stress free evening of home spa treatments. Please bring a towel. 7 p.m. Women's Center. $15 general. (831) 459-1693. Sponsored by OPERS.

Speaker: An evening with Garrison Keillor. The charming, witty and always entertaining author, humorist and NPR personality, Garrison Keillor, brings his one-man show to share his touching and often hilarious stories about growing up in the Midwest, the people of Lake Wobegon and "late-life fatherhood." 7:30 p.m. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street. $40; $36; $32. (831) 459-2159. Tickets subject to service charge. Sponsored by UCSC Arts & Lectures and Barry Swenson Builder.

Film: "Deliver." Questions and answers with director Jennifer Montgomery will follow the film. 7 p.m. Communications, Room 150, Studio C. Free. (831) 459-3204. Sponsored by Film & Digital Media Department.

14 Thursday

Performance: Random with a Purpose: 17. 7 p.m. See May 8.

Lecture: "Sex and the Irish Language." Jim McCloskey is professor and chair of Linguistics at UCSC and a fellow of Stevenson College. He was trained at University College Dublin (in Medieval Irish and Linguistics) and at the University of Texas at Austin. He has held positions at University College Dublin, UC San Diego, and at MIT and has been at UCSC since 1988, following a year spent as a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford. His research centers on linguistic theory and on the Irish language, and also on nonstandard varieties of English.

4 p.m. Stevenson College, Fireside Lounge. Free. (831) 459-1026. Sponsored by Stevenson College and the Linguistics Department.

Theater: Chautauqua. Showcase of student plays. 7 p.m. Barn Theater. Free. (831) 459-2787. Sponsored by UCSC Theater Arts Department.

Event: Cesar Chavez Convocation. 7 p.m. College 9 & 10, Multipurpose Room. Free. (831) 459-1253. Sponsored by College Nine & College Ten Co-Curricular Programs Office & El Centro.

Theater: International Playhouse VIIII. This year's offering will be performed in French, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. 8 p.m. Stevenson College, Event Center. Free. (831) 459-2054.

Class: "Personal Finance: Map of your Money." This class will give you a simple way to visualize the basic components of successful personal finance. We will briefly discuss checking accounts, savings accounts, retirement investment, mortgages, other loans, types of insurance, credit cards, and taxes. Elizabeth Andrews has been teaching math and science in a variety of contexts for almost twenty years. Most recently, she designed and taught "The Mathematics of Money" at the Center for Talented Youth's summer program through Johns Hopkins University. 6:30 p.m. East Field Center, OPERS Conference Room. $10 general. (831) 459-1693. Sponsored by OPERS.

15 Friday

Performance: Random with a Purpose: 17. 7 p.m. See May 8.

Theater: Chautauqua. 7 p.m. See May 14.

Theater: International Playhouse VIIII. 8 p.m. See May 14.

Symposium: 5th Annual Graduate Research Symposium. Graduate Students display their research on posters or orals. 2 p.m. University Center, Bhojwani Dining Room. Free. (831) 459-5079. Sponsored by the Graduate Division, Academic Divisions, and GSA.

Seminar: "Perspectives from the 'Sex Wars.'" Gayle Rubin is assistant professor of anthropology and women's studies at the University of Michigan. She will discuss selected readings from the initial skirmishes of what became the "sex wars" in feminism, providing historical perspective on the contents, arguments, and behaviors that shaped subsequent feminist discourse and practice on this complex of issues. 3 p.m. Cowell College, Room 132. Free. (831) 459-5655. Sponsored by the Feminism and Pornography Research Cluster.

Class: CPR Heartsaver AED #2. This class is intended to prepare individuals to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies. American Heart certification issued upon completion. Bring $10, materials fee, for the book. Sign up in advance. 5 p.m. East Field Center, OPERS Conference Room. $30 general. (831) 459-1693. Sponsored by OPERS.

Music: Concert Choir. 7:30 p.m. Music Center, Recital Hall. $10 general; $8 seniors; $6 students w/ID. (831) 459-2159. Tickets subject to service charge. Sponsored by the UCSC Music Department.

16 Saturday

Performance: Random with a Purpose: 17. 7 p.m. See May 8.

Theater: Chautauqua. 7 p.m. See May 14.

Theater: International Playhouse VIIII. 8 p.m. See May 14.

Recreation: Kayak Elkhorn Slough. Extreme winter tides will carry us along for a one way trip through the marsh. Easy does it as we float past seals, otters, and birds during peak migration season. You will learn about kayaking equipment, paddling strokes, safety procedures and rescue techniques. Bring water, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, and a sack lunch. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. East Field Center, Parking Lot. $46 general. (831) 459-2800. Sponsored by OPERS.

Class: Birding and Bird Language. In this workshop as we learn how to find, bird nests, bird-eating Coopers hawks, and more. We'll cover the basics of identification, field marks, recognizing song and calls, and then set out to find bird language in action! Bring water, lunch, and binoculars (optional). Sign up in advance. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. East Field Center, Recreation Office Porch.

$25 general. (831) 459-2800. Sponsored by OPERS.

Workshop: Bamboo: Crafts, Culture, and Cultivation. Classroom and field lectures include bamboo types suited to our Central Coast climate, drought-resistance, practical use and bioremediation, planting and design in landscape, maintaining bamboo, pruning and thinning existing stands and groves. Taught by Instructor Karl Bareis. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Arboretum, Horticulture Building. $80 general; $75 arboretum members; $70 students w/ID. (831) 459-2998. Sponsored by the UCSC Arboretum.

Class: Acupressure 2. The next step in acupressure will take you further and deeper into understanding and working with the body's energy systems. You will study the Chakra System and its relationship to emotional development and the physical phases of the human being. You will study meridians used in the oriental medical model of health care. This class is two weekends, May 16-17 and May 30-31. Prerequisite: Acupressure 1. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. East Field Center, Activity Room. $75 general.

(831) 459-1693. Sponsored by OPERS.

Class: Nature Notes and Sketches with Sarah Rabkin. Workshop suitable for all levels, everyone welcome. 11 a.m. Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, 1305 East Cliff Drive. $65 general; $50 museum members. (831) 459-4475. Sponsored by the Science Illustration Program, UCSC Extension, and the Santa Cruz Museum Association.

Class: Water-Saving Irrigation. Join Brent Greene of Edible Landscapes and Garden Design to learn about water saving ideas and the latest applications for your garden and landscape. 1 p.m. UCSC Farm, Louise Cain Gatehouse. $25 general; $20 Farm and Garden Friends' members. (831) 459-3240. Sponsored by the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, and Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden.

Music: UCSC Indonesian Gamelan Ensembles. The program features traditional music and dance from South Bali, played on the village-style gamelan angklung, and classical works for the court-style Semar Pegulingan. Directed by Undang Sumarna and Linda Burman-Hall. 7:30 p.m. Music Center, Recital Hall. $10 general; $8 seniors; $6 students w/ID. Tickets subject to service charge. (831) 459-2159.

17 Sunday

Performance: Random with a Purpose: 17. 3 p.m. See May 8.

Theater: Chautauqua. 2 p.m. See May 14.

Theater: International Playhouse VIIII. 8 p.m. See May 14.

Workshop: Bamboo: Crafts, Culture, and Cultivation. 10 a.m. See May 16.

Class: Acupressure 2. 10 a.m. See May 16.

Athletics: UCSC Men's Soccer 6 v 6 Soccer Tournament. The UCSC Men's Soccer Team is hosting a

6 v 6 youth soccer tournament to raise money for the UCSC Men's Soccer Program. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Upper East Field and Lower East Field. Free. (831) 459-4370.

Class: Birding and Bird Language. We'll cover the basics and then set out to find bird language in action. If you've never gone birding before, this workshop is a great way to start. If you are an experienced birder, we promise to cover topics that are usually not mentioned in the field guides or bird walks. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. East Field Center, Recreation Office Porch. $15 general. (831) 459-2800.

Class: Stalking and Awareness: Skills of the Native Scout. Learn to become invisible to animals, walk safely in total darkness, and spot your hiding friends before they surprise you. We will spend the day learning some skills of camouflage and awareness that our ancestors depended on for survival. Be prepared for poison oak and ticks; wear long sleeves and pants. Please bring a blindfold (a bandanna will do), lunch and water. $25. Sign up in advance. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. East Field Center, Recreation Office Porch. $25 general. (831) 459-2800. Sponsored by OPERS.

Music: Electronic Music Concert. Synthesesia: adventures in sound and light by Peter Elsea and students of the Electronic Music and Digital Arts and New Media programs. 7:30 p.m. Music Center, Recital Hall. Free. (831) 459-2787. Sponsored by the UCSC Music Department.

18 Monday

Lecture: "Hard and Soft Currencies: Cash in Everyday Life." Jane Guyer is professor of anthropology at The Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Her research in West Africa has focused on the themes of agricultural production and monetization. The present paper is one of a series on Cultures of Monetarism. 3:30 p.m. Humanities 1, Room 210. Free. (831) 459-5655. Sponsored by Anthropology and the Center for Cultural Studies.

19 Tuesday

Workshop: "The Materiality of Value." Jane Guyer is professor of anthropology at The Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Social Sciences 1, Room 261. Free. (831) 459-5655. Sponsored by Anthropology and the Center for Cultural Studies.

Lecture: "Health Care is a Human Right." Ethel Long-Scott is the executive director of the Women's Economic Human Rights Campaign of Oakland and of the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign. 5:30 p.m. College 9 & 10, Multipurpose Room. Free. (831) 459-3718.

20 Wednesday

Lecture: "Imagining Security: Biometrics and Identity at the US-Canada Border." Shoshana Magnet is a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University. Her book, When Biometrics Fail: Culture, Technology and the Business of Identity, investigates the origins and development of biometric technologies in Canada and the U.S. She is also a video artist working on a documentary film about Paula Treichler's life and contribution to feminist science studies. 12:15 p.m. Humanities 1, Room 210. Free. (831) 459-5655. Sponsored by the Center for Cultural Studies.

Meeting: Academic Senate Meeting. 2:30 p.m. College 9 & 10, Multipurpose Room. Free.

(831) 459-2086. Sponsored by the Academic Senate Office.

Fundraiser: Strawberry Shortcake Festival. Join us for strawberry shortcake and bluegrass tunes at this fundraiser for low-income shares in the CASFS Farm & Garden's Community Supported Agriculture (CSA ) project. 4 p.m. UCSC Farm. $5 general. (831) 459-3240. Sponsored by the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, and Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden.

Class: Self-Defense: Assault Prevention. Learn how to prepare and be aware of potential threats, the stages of a conflicting encounter, how to create "fences" around yourself, how to successfully hold body postures and verbalize to discourage attackers, and how to use basic street effective jujitsu techniques to physically defend yourself. As important for males as females, Sensei Kevin Snorf requires this class for his jujitsu students before he teaches street technique. 6 p.m. East Field Center, Martial Arts Room. $10 general. (831) 459-1693. Sponsored by OPERS.

Music: UCSC Wind Ensemble. Directed by Dr. Robert Klevan with special guest ensemble, the Salinas High School Concert Band directed by Joe Johnson. Music by Schickele, Holst, and others. 7:30 p.m. Music Center, Recital Hall. $10 general; $8 seniors; $6 students w/ID. (831) 459-2159. Tickets subject to service charge. Sponsored by the UCSC Music Department.

21 Thursday

Theater: Chautauqua. 7 p.m. See May 14.

Lecture: "From Marriage to Milk: Race and the Political Economy of Sexuality." Chandan Reddy's talk intervenes in recent discussions within queer theory about the possibilities and impossibilities of queer representation within the political sphere. Chandan Reddy is assistant professor of English at the University of Washington. He has authored a number of essays and articles on the topic of race, sexuality, and late capitalism. 4 p.m. Humanities 1, Room 210. Free. (831) 459-5655. Sponsored by he Queer Theory Research Cluster.

22 Friday

Theater: Chautauqua. 7 p.m. See May 14.

Conference: "Transmaterialities: Relating Across Difference." The UCSC Science Studies Research Cluster invites you to attend our daylong conference. Panels will consist of graduate student speakers and faculty respondents. Focusing on questions of materiality, the panels will address practices of relating across and between genders, species, spaces, knowledge, sexualities, subjectivities, and temporalities. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Humanities 1, Room 210. Free. (831) 459-5655. Sponsored by the Science Studies Research Cluster.

23 Saturday

Theater: Chautauqua. 7 p.m. See May 14.

Class: Massage 3 (Therapeutic Massage). Learn simple rhythmic compressions to increase relaxation, enhance circulation into and out of the muscles, thus affecting circulation throughout the entire body. Prerequisite: Massage 1. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. East Field Center, Activity Room. $50 general. (831) 459-1693. Sponsored by OPERS.

24 Sunday

Theater: Chautauqua. 2 p.m. See May 14.

Class: Reflexology. This introductory workshop teaches the art, science, and history with hands on training of pressure points that represent the spine. Instructor JoAnn Tennent was certified in European Reflexology with Ulla Meyerhof. JoAnn is a certified massage practitioner, and a member of the Foot Reflexology Awareness Association. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. East Field Center, Activity Room. $50 general. (831) 459-1693. Sponsored by OPERS.

27 Wednesday

Colloquium: 10th Annual Literature Undergraduate Colloquium. All members of the Literature Department, the campus community, and the general public are cordially invited to attend the 10th annual UCSC Literature Undergraduate Colloquium. The final presentation schedule is forthcoming.

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Cowell College, Cowell Conference Room. Free. (831) 459-4126. Sponsored by the Literature Department.

Colloquium: "From Figure to Fetish: Petrarch's Veil." Margaret Brose is professor of literature at UC Santa Cruz. Her talk focuses on the diaphanous veil that drapes Laura's hair, face, or body. The rhetorical figure of the veil in Petrarch's poetry maps the psychological battle of the poet's own failed conversion and points to the development of drapes and veils as commodity objects in the early Renaissance. 12:15 p.m. Humanities 1, Room 210. Free. (831) 459-5655. Sponsored by the Center for Cultural Studies.

Workshop: "Beyond the Edges of the Secular: Investigating Gender and Embodied Religious Knowledge." This workshop explores methods and approaches in the study of nonsecular religious forms and experiences. The focus will be on gender, embodiment, and cultivating requisite tools and sensitivities for describing religious knowledge beyond a secular analytic. Susan Ashbrook Harvey is Willard Prescott and Annie McClelland Smith Professor of Religious Studies at Brown University. 3 p.m. Humanities 1, Room 210. Free. (831) 459-5655. Sponsored by the Religion, Culture and Social Movements Research Cluster with cosponsorship from the Anthropology Dept.

Discussion: "Technoscience and Social Change." Caroline Bassett, Warren Sack, and Fred Turner will join members of the Science and Justice Working Group to explore the relationship between information and communication technologies and social and political change, and to think comparatively about the case of genomics. Kate O'Riordan will moderate the discussion. 5 p.m. Baskin Engineering 2, Room 599. Free. (831) 459-5655. Sponsored by the Science and Justice Working Group and the Center for Cultural Studies.

Reception: Irwin Scholars 2009. The William Hyde and Susan Benteen Irwin Scholarship awards are granted to undergraduate UCSC students for proven excellence in the arts. The Sesnon Gallery's annual exhibition features recipients working in painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and intermedia. 2009 Scholars: Dana Ashton, Jory Bidart, Benjamin Blair, Yi-Heng "Ivan" Huang, Anna Huemmer, Jordan Jurich, Conner MacPhee, Maya Manvi, Danielle Tsuboi, Jordan Tynes, Bryce Walker, Vincent Waring, Mathew Zefeldt. 5 p.m. Porter College, Sesnon Gallery. Free. (831) 459-5667. Sponsored by the Sesnon Gallery.

28 Thursday

Theater: Chautauqua. 7 p.m. See May 14.

Lecture: "Scenting Salvation: Ancient Christianity and the Olfactory Imagination." Professor Susan Ashbrook Harvey's work on the olfactory imagination in the ancient Mediterranean explores the role of bodily, sensory experience in constituting a knowledge of the divine. The ancient understanding of smell emerges in religious rituals and liturgical practices; literary imagery; scientific, medical, and cosmological models; and ascetic disciplines, theological discourse, and eschatological expectations. 4 p.m. Humanities 1, Room 210. Free. (831) 459-5655. Sponsored by the Religion, Culture and Social Movements Research Cluster with cosponsorship from the Anthropology Dept.

Discussion: "Animals and Research." Diverse perspectives on this complex issue presented in a moderated roundtable format. Panelists include: Dr. Robert Speth, School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi and Dr. Martin Stevens, Vice President of the Animal Research Issues Department, United States Humane Society. 7 p.m. College 9 & 10, Multipurpose Room. Free. (831) 459-1253.

Music: Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro." Nicole Paiement conducts the UCSC Orchestra and singers in a fully staged production of Mozart's juicy comic opera. Performed in Italian with English subtitles. Directed by Brian Staufenbiel. 7:30 p.m. Music Center, Recital Hall. $24 general; $20 seniors; $10 students. (831) 459-2159. (Tickets subject to service charge.)

29 Friday

Theater: Chautauqua. 7 p.m. See May 14.

Class: CPR Heartsaver AED #3. This class is intended to prepare individuals to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies including performing adult, child and infant CPR, rescue breathing, accessing emergency medical services and preventing disease transmission. American Heart certification issued upon completion. Bring $10, materials fee, for the book. Sign up in advance. 5 p.m. East Field Center, OPERS Conference Room. $30 general. (831) 459-1693. Sponsored by OPERS.

Theater: "The Misanthrope." UCSC Theater Arts Department and Shakespeare Santa Cruz present "Off the Page," a series of full-length dramatic readings featuring theater arts students and faculty, plus artists from SSC and the professional theater community. 7 p.m. Theater Arts, Second Stage. $8 general; $5 students w/ID and seniors. (831) 459-2159. Sponsored by the UCSC Theater Arts Department and Shakespeare Santa Cruz.

Music: Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro." 7:30 p.m. See May 28.

30 Saturday

Theater: Chautauqua. 7 p.m. See May 14.

Class: Acupressure 2. 10 a.m. See May 16.

Music: Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro." 7:30 p.m. See May 28.

Celebration: Life Lab 30th Anniversary Birthday Party. Celebrate our organization's 30th birthday with activities for young and old. Visit our bees and chickens, make garden-inspired crafts, crank ice cream, make lemonade and pretzels, listen to music, and enjoy a spring day in our garden classroom overlooking Monterey Bay. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. UCSC Farm. Free. (831) 459-2001. Sponsored by the Life Lab Science Program.

Workshop: Natural Science Illustration for Kids with Christine Elder. This workshop is an educational presentation for children in coordination with the Science Illustration Program's annual exhibit of student works. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, 1305 East Cliff Drive. $55 general; $40 museum members. (831) 459-4475. Sponsored by Science Illustration Program,

UCSC Extension, Santa Cruz Museum Association.

Festival: PRIDE 2009 is the forth-annual campus march and festival hosted by Kresge College to celebrate and honor our queer and allied communities. The day begins at Quarry Plaza with a

campus-wide march, which wraps around campus and arrives at the festival on Kresge College Lower Street. 12 p.m. Quarry Plaza. Free. (831) 459-3925. Sponsored by Kresge Parliament, Kresge Multicultural Education Committee, Kresge Programs, SUA, RA Council, the UCSC Colleges.

31 Sunday

Theater: Chautauqua. 2 p.m. See May 14.

Class: Acupressure 2. 10 a.m. See May 16.

Music: Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro." 2 p.m. See May 28.

Exhibits:

"The X-Ray Project: Global Terrorism through the Eyes of Art and Medicine"

April 22-May 16

UCSC Sesnon Gallery, Porter College

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. The gallery is located at Porter College, University of California, Santa Cruz, and is wheelchair accessible. Admission is free and parking is free on Saturdays. For further information, please call (831) 459-3606 or visit: http://arts.ucsc.edu/sesnon/.

20th Annual "Illustrating Nature" Exhibit

Student Works from the Science Illustration Program, UC Extension Santa Cruz

May 2-June 6

Museum hours are 10 am-5 pm, Tuesday-Sunday.

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, 1305 East Cliff Drive Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Admission: $2.50 General, $1.50 Seniors, Free under 18

Phone: (831) 459-4475

"interACTIVATE: digital art::social impact"

The Museum of Art & History.

Part 1: April 17-May 14

Artists: Rupa Dhillon, Roopesh Sitharan, Melanie K. Stewart

Part 2: May 29-June 24

Artists: Troy Allman, Miki Yamada Foster, G. Craig Hobbs, Lindsay Kelley, Joshua McVeigh-Schultz, Nada Miljkovic, Laila Shereen Sakr

The Museum of Art & History, McPherson Center, 705 Front Street, downtown Santa Cruz

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; first Friday of every month: extended hours 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Admission: Free

Phone: (831) 459-1554