Bridget Tapia at work in Chris Johnson's Davenport glassblowing studio
Bridget Tapia at work in Chris Johnson’s Davenport glassblowing studio.
(Kevin Painchaud / Lookout Santa Cruz)
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Sunday Reads: Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s pivotal season, glassblowing adventures & cool treat downtown

With one foot in the past and another in the future, Santa Cruz Shakespeare presents a pivotal season of theater

Santa Cruz Shakespeare setting up for its 2023 season at DeLaveaga Park
(Kevin Painchaud / Lookout Santa Cruz)

“The Book of Will” opens the summer this week for Shakespeare Santa Cruz, with “The Taming of the Shrew” and “King Lear” to follow as the company marks a change of artistic directors, the return of a local acting legend and a renewed focus on expanding the audience for the Bard of Avon. Wallace Baine has a preview.

PREVIOUSLY: It’s Two Gents of DeLaveaga for Santa Cruz Shakespeare with changing of guard atop company

Adventures of a beginner glass blower: At age 60, I’m putting hot irons in the fire — literally

Bridget Tapia at work in Chris Johnson's Davenport glassblowing studio
(Kevin Painchaud / Lookout Santa Cruz)

Bridget Tapia is finding her post-retirement mojo with a new hobby right out of the Middle Ages: glassblowing. It’s dangerous, fiery and full of unexpected weirdness. “It’s as if someone turned up the heat on my retirement plans and threw me headfirst into a furnace,” she writes. Find her Community Voices opinion piece, with photos by Kevin Painchaud, here.

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Eaters Digest: Honey B Market’s cashew-milk soft serve

The soft serve ice cream at Honey B Market in Santa Cruz
(Kevin Painchaud / Lookout Santa Cruz)

Lily Belli brings you her recommendations for what to eat in Santa Cruz County, along with a weekly guide to the most important food and drink events in the area. She’ll also point you to Lookout’s list of area food guides and the best in food news. The spotlight is on a cool treat in this week’s Eaters Digest.

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