Boho Castro


Sat, 06/10/2017 - 17:00

How is the historic Castro Adobe part of Santa Cruz's bohemian past? We'll tell you, daddy-o, at this hepcat fundraising party.

Well, OK, here's a hint: The Jowerses, who used to live at the Castro Adobe back in the 1960s, when it was just a groovy house with an interesting past and not the next California state historic park, ran the Sticky Wicket in Aptos, a legendary early hippie cafe and hangout. With a clientele that included contemporary composer Lou Harrison and his ilk, the Wicket started a series of outdoor concerts that evolved in 1963 into the Cabrillo Music Festival (now the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music). Read more about the Jowerses, the Castro Adobe and the Boho Castro fundraiser.

Period dress is encouraged! You might brush up on your beatnik slang while you're at it.

Castro Adobe, 184 Old Adobe Rd, Watsonville. 5-8pm. Tickets $75 on Eventbrite.

Read more about the historic building in Ten Reasons to Love the Castro Adobe

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