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Jewell Theater of Santa Cruz stages the 1925 Noël Coward farce Fallen Angels opening this week at the intimate Colligan Theater at the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz. It’s directed by Art Manke, who many will remember as the director of past Jewell comedies, including What the Butler Saw and Enter the Guardman. Fallen Angels plays Thursday-Sunday through February 21. Tickets and performance details at jeweltheatre.net.

SpectorDance in Marina presents its Choreographer’s Showcase on Saturday, January 30 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, January 31 at 2:00 pm at SpectorDance, 3343 on Paul Davis Drive, in Marina. Featured Choreographers: Terronique Brown – San Jose; Nancy Evans Doede – Pasadena; Mads Eriksen – San Jose; Stephanie Golden – San Francisco; Traci Klein – Laredo, TX; Jobel Medina – Long Beach; Angela Dice Nguyen – San Francisco. Information and tickets 831-384-1050, www.brownpapertickets.com or www.spectordance.org

Pianist Claire Huangci performs Bach's Goldberg Variations, Chopin's "Funeral March" Sonata, and Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 13 on Sunday afternoon, January 31 at 4 pm at Peace United Church in Santa Cruz. Information and tickets online at www.distinguishedartists.org.

A Special Concert Performance: The Creatives Amongs Us, celebrates 20 Years of the Gail Rich Awards and those that support arts and culture in Santa Cruz County. Saturday, February 6 at the Crocker Theater, Cabrillo College, Aptos. 7:30PM. Tickets at Cabrillo college ticket office.

8 Tens @ Eight, the festival of short plays from Santa Cruz County Actors’ Theatre, continues through February 7 at the Center Stage in Santa Cruz. The festival has grown from the original “ten” works of its title to 16 award-winning plays selected from a national playwriting contest. You can see all 16 plays split between two programs during the five-week festival. Get your tickets now. Full details about 8 Tens @ Eight at the Actors Theater website: sccat.org Tickets at brownpapertickets.com

The genre-busting bassoon and harp duo The Harpoons enjoy pushing the limits of the traditional concert experience, combining music of many genres to create an engaging, personal experience with their audiences. They perform on a double-bill with classical guitarists William Coulter and Chris Mallet on Friday, February 12 at 7:30pm in the Music Center Recital Hall at UC Santa Cruz. Tickets at santacruztickets.com and at the door.

UC Santa Cruz’s Student Dance Showcase: "Random with a Purpose" opens February 12 and runs through Sunday, February 21 in the UCSC Mainstage Theater. Showcasing the wealth of talented and versatile dancers on campus, this year's Random with a Purpose presents two seamlessly interwoven acts of student choreography in styles such as Hip Hop, Contemporary, Modern, Tap, Breaking, and Bhangra. Tickets at santacruztickets.com and at the door.

The first ragtime music festival in Santa Cruz is being held February 27-28. Seven different venues in downtown Santa Cruz will feature over two dozen of the world's finest ragtime and early jazz musicians, with dancing at the Vets Hall, ragtime piano on Pacific Ave., and Saturday and Sunday evening concerts at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center. More information at www.santacruzragtime.com.


If your PERFORMING ARTS organization has an upcoming event which might interest KUSP's listening audience, please send a BRIEF press release or SHORT public service announcement to: performing at kusp dot org

or snail mail an announcement to:
KUSP Performing Arts Calendar 203 8th Ave. Santa Cruz, CA 95062

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    Santa Cruz, CA 95062