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OFFSITE & TICKETED: Pete Souza, Obama: An Intimate Portrait

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 7:00pm

Bookshop Santa Cruz Presents:
Pete Souza: Portrait of a Presidency

Cosponsored by The UC Santa Cruz Arts Division90.3 KAZU, and the Democratic Women's Club of Santa Cruz County


Relive the historic Presidency of Barack Obama through White House photographer Pete Souza's behind-the-scenes images and stories, at a presentation and Q&A at the Civic Auditorium. 

During Barack Obama's two terms, Pete Souza was with the President during more crucial moments than anyone else—and he photographed them all. Souza captured nearly two million photographs of President Obama, in moments highly classified and disarmingly candid. Souza has compiled more than 300 iconic photographs in his latest bestseller, Obama: An Intimate Portrait, which features a foreword by the President himself. Souza will take us on a journey through these unforgettable moments—from President Obama and his advisors in the Situation Room to the President spending time with his family in the White House.

This offsite and ticketed event will take place at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street, Santa Cruz. 

Each $62 General Admission ticket with book voucher is a receipt for a book purchase and provides entry to the speaking engagement at the Civic on 5/11/2018. At the time of purchase you may purchase 1 additional "Guest" seat ticket for $15 which provides entry into the event but does NOT include a book. Limit one "Guest" seat ticket per full-price ($62) ticket purchase. You will need the physical ticket with voucher tear-off from the Civic Box Office to claim your copy of the book at Bookshop or at the event. Invoices or confirmation emails cannot be exchanged for the book.



EVENT DETAILS: Seating is general admission. Doors open at 6:00.

TICKET DELIVERY: Purchase tickets from or buy in-person at the Civic Auditorium Box Office. Select the "Mail" option online to have tickets sent to your address via USPS. If you select "Will Call," your tickets will be available for pick-up at the Civic during Box Office Hours or at the event. 

BOOKS: Each full-price ticket has a tear-off voucher that can be exchanged for one copy of Obama: An Intimate Portrait at Bookshop prior to the event or at the event itself. Signed book plates will also be distributed at the event, signed by Pete Souza.


UC SANTA CRUZ ARTS DIVISION, event cosponsor: In a world where creativity is prized above all else and harnessing innovation is the key to success, the UC Santa Cruz Arts Division is a prime destination for those students who wish to take on the profound challenges and exciting opportunities of the 21st century.

KAZU, event cosponsor: 90.3 KAZU NPR for Monterey, Salinas, and Santa Cruz. KAZU’s mission is to serve the communities in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties by broadcasting local, national and international news and cultural programming that informs and enriches the lives of its listeners.