Quality Inn & Suites Capitola By the Sea
720 Hill Street
Capitola, CA 95010
Phone: (831) 462-3004
Fax: (831) 462-0835
Cinelux 41st Avenue Cinema is one of the most popular movie theaters in Capitola. It is located inside the King's Plaza Shopping Center, hence a perfect place to schedule a movie before or after a shopping escapade. The theater feels like you are watching at movie in the comforts of your living room. They have special rates before noon, so if you are free on a weekend this is a best place to catch movie at throw away prices. The place is always clean and parking is never a matter of concern here.
In spite of the fact that it performs on the Cabrillo College stage, this is actually a professional theater troupe. It is one of the very few in the region, in fact. It presents one show a year, always in the summertime and always a Broadway musical. Past productions include "The King and I", "Funny Girl." Visit the website to learn more about upcoming shows and ticket pricing information.
Cabrillo College encourages its students to dabble in diverse art forms and go beyond the classroom's threshold. This fact is evident from its various on campus venues, the Crocker Theater being one of them. Housed in the Visual and Performing Arts Complex, this theater can seat around 571 (normal seating) and 523 (including orchestra pit). Music concerts, drama, music festivals, college events and many other interesting functions are a regular feature here. For more details, call ahead.
The Cabrillo Sampler Recital Hall is an integral part of the Cabrillo College in Aptos, California. This auditorium and concert hall is the center of cultural events in the college, with major performances being held here. One can attend everything from student exhibitions to dance performances and string recitals at this spacious hall. Visit website for additional details.
The Santa Cruz Live Oak Grange on 17th Avenue offers its well-maintained facility for many cultural and private events throughout the year. Along with a large stage the rental hall features tables, chairs and a kitchen area that makes it conducive for social programs like concerts, recitals, community bake sales, discussions and other performances. Features like technological support, screens and projectors, wireless internet, a piano makes it perfect for all kinds of events. Check the website for more details.
There is only one place in Santa Cruz for a real reggae dance party and it's found at Moe's Alley. With the best performers in rumba and reggae to blues and salsa, Moe's is a sure bet when it comes to live music, dancing, and swaying to the beat. The venue has a large dance hall, an outdoor patio, full bar filled with your favorite island cocktails and an incredible staff to keep you grooving through the night. Moe's Alley has live shows 6 days a week and serves food on the outdoor patio.
A small but quality theater that primarily plays meaningful movies and is a great place to have a date night out of the house or hang with your friends. Even though the place is small the seats at the theater are very comfortable and well spaced out with lots of leg room. The theater houses two screens hence the name Aptos Twin. Their snack bars serve delicious movie-time munchies which are moderately priced. Parking is easily available, hence you can enjoy the movie without having to worry about your car.
Pacific Cultural Center & Yoga Institute is a well known and popular center for local cultural events as well as Ashtanga Yoga. While the cultural center entertains the local art exhibitions, performance art displays, theatre performances, the yoga institute teaches various forms and courses in yoga, for beginners as well as trained students. Both venues are in close proximity to the beach, and are great places to involve yourself in a healing, spiritual and creative environment. Regular events are held at the cultural center. One such event is the Arts Sale, which has gone on to become immensely popular. The yoga center also conducts regular events and confluences for yoga enthusiasts to get together and share their experiences. For more information, do call ahead.
Located about 22 miles (35.4 kilometers) away from San Jose, Flamenco Romantico is a dance institute like no other. Offering training in folk dance forms such as flamenco, bulerías and palmas, the school also known for the music classes it offers. Operated by the adorable musician-dancer couple - Federico Anteola Mejia and Marianna Baskin Gabriel Mejia, Flamenco Romantico plays host to diverse forms of dance recitals and cultural performances throughout the year. Many guest trainers and teachers are invited here for conducting dance and music workshops, lectures and discussions; check the website for their schedule of events.
Originally opened in 1949, The Rio Theater in Santa Cruz has been entertaining locals with live music, theatrical plays and a variety of other performing arts for decades. Its cruise-liner style of design adds to the charisma of this place. With its rich history and it's old school feel, a night out to the Rio is not to be forgotten. Names such as Arlo Guthrie, The Avett Brothers and Jenny Lewis have been through this historical venue in the past few years, so be sure to check the website for upcoming events and shows.
Happy Valley Conference Center is a far cry from a conventional conference center and event space. It appears just like a huge Swiss cottage with landscaped gardens in the front and redwoods stretching behind. There are trails coursing through manicured lawns, a ropes course, a swimming pool, cabins for lodging and volleyball courts. Its kitchen provides the hallmark of rustic living with gourmet breads, rolls and desserts as well as vegetarian dishes. Its camping and rock climbing courses are conducted for as many as 500 people at a time and its clients have included companies mentioned in the Fortune 500 list. Hire this venue for weddings, reunions, gatherings, summer camps or business functions, if you want to impart a fairy-tale touch to your function.
Home of Sandy and Hernan Martinez makes for a stunning venue for any kind of event, be it a local music performance, private party or a wedding too. The beautiful house has their well maintained gardens that make for an idyllic setting for concerts, and charity events are held here as well.