When/Where: Wednesday 5:00 p.m., 215 Esplanade, Capitola
Why Go: Live music, $25 prix fixe menu. Sounds like a no-brainer if you're already planning on having dinner out.
When/Where: Wednesday 5:30 p.m., , 907 41st Ave, Santa Cruz
Why Go: Maybe you never fulfilled that childhood ballet dream. It's never too late to start.
When/Where: Thursday 6:00 p.m., 1210 41st Ave., Capitola
Why Go: Great quality food, free live music, environmentally-conscious business. If you can afford the prices, it's a great option.
Pricing: Free show plus cost of groceries.
When/Where: Saturday, 9:00 a.m., 1940 Bonita Dr., Aptos
Why Go: Your breakfast fee ($8 for adults, $5 for kids) goes straight to Aptos Academy, and you get a chance to pick up some other goods at the rummage sale.
Pricing: $8 breakfast plus cost of rummage sale purchases.