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Art: Art Show, Installations, Museum
Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now
Soares, a Brazilian by birth and an architect by training, switched to fine art in the early 19902, when she moved to New York and studied at the Pratt Institute and New York University. She earned graduated degrees from both. The Guggenheim Museum online ...
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Santa Barbara, CA

Tue 11/21/17 - Wed 11/22/17 at 11am-5pm
Fri 11/24/17 - Sun 11/26/17 at 11am-5pm
Tue 11/28/17 - Wed 11/29/17 at 11am-5pm
Thu 11/30/17 at 11am-8pm
Fri 12/1/17 - Sun 12/3/17 at 11am-5pm
Art: Art Show, Gallery, Museum
Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art, 1960 - Present
This exhibition brings together 70 works that speak to a range of formal, political, and social concerns that permeate contemporary art both in Latin America and throughout the globe. This exhibition marks the first ever in-depth commitment to the study of...
Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA

Wed 11/22/17 at 11am-5pm
Fri 11/24/17 - Sat 11/25/17 at 11am-5pm
Sun 11/26/17 at 12pm-5pm
Wed 11/29/17 at 11am-5pm
Thu 11/30/17 at 11am-8pm
Special Event: Musical
Jersey Boys
"Jersey Boys" is the story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds a...
The Granada Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Mon 11/27/17 at 7:30pm
Tue 11/28/17 at 7:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Literary, Books
Award-winning Novelist and Essayist Zadie Smith in Conversation With Pico Iyer
“One of this generation’s most vital literary voices.” – Jeffrey Eugenedes, author of Middlesex “Smith has a knack for unearthing the deeper truths that lie beneath common experience.” The New York Times British novelist, essayist and short story wri...
University of California, Santa Barbara – Campbell Hall
Santa Barbara, CA

Wed 11/29/17 at 7:30pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Psychology, Literary, Books
Emily Esfahani Smith "The Power of Meaning: Making Your Life, Work, and Relationships Matter"
There is more to life than searching for happiness, says Emily Esfahani Smith, TED favorite and author of the book The Power of Meaning. A positive psychology instructor and an editor at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, Smith finds that pursuing m...
University of California, Santa Barbara – Campbell Hall
Santa Barbara, CA

Wed 11/29/17 at 7:30pm-9pm
Special Event: Education
Planning Ahead For 2018: An Interactive Workshop on Commercial Clean Energy on The Central Coast
This is an interactive workshop on Commercial Clean Energy that is happening on November 30th. People can expect to learn more about current financial incentives for commercial buildings, solar, as well as their evolution, and financial products that are a...
Carrillo Recreation Center
Santa Barbara, CA

Thu 11/30/17 at 12pm-1pm
Special Event: Politics, Podcast
Pod Tours America
Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan and special guests are bringing the Pod to a location near you for a live, no-bulls**t conversation about politics, the press, and the challenges posed by the Trump presidency.
Arlington Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Fri 12/1/17 at 8pm
Music: Jazz, Swing, Pop, Latin/Salsa, World
Pink Martini
Pink Martini was formed in 1994 by aspiring Portland politician Thomas Lauderdale, who got the idea to provide more entertaining, uplifting music at political functions for causes such as civil rights, education, public broadcasting and more. A year later,...
Arlington Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Sat 12/2/17 at 8pm
Music: International, All Music
Pink Martini: A Holiday Spectacular With Singer China Forbes
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with Pink Martini, the globetrotting “little orchestra” that draws inspiration from classic Hollywood musicals and crosses genres to make an eclectic, modern sound. Combining Latin music, jazz, cabaret and more...
Arlington Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Sat 12/2/17 at 8pm-9:30pm
Music: Pop, Blues, R&B/Soul
Aaron Neville
The Grammy-winning crooner Aaron Neville is a sweet-voiced soul singer of masterful control and expression. For over five decades, the musical dynasty of the Neville Brothers has infused the spirit of New Orleans. Perhaps the most well-known of the sibling...
Lobero Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Sun 12/3/17 at 7pm
Special Event: Holiday, Irish/Celtic
An Irish Christmas
An Irish Christmas brings just about everything to the table –joy, hope, laughter, friendship, and celebration of life through music, song, and dance in a night that sparkles with life and a bit of magic! Dancers dance through the generations over broom...
The Granada Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Thu 12/7/17 at 7:30pm
Special Event: Presentation, Photorgraphy, Nature
Cory Richards
Cory Richards is one of the world's leading adventure and expedition photographers. A passionate mountain climber, his camera has taken him from Antarctica’s unclimbed peaks to the summit of Mount Everest as he captures the soul of exploration and the comp...
University of California, Santa Barbara – Campbell Hall
Santa Barbara, CA

Thu 12/7/17 at 7:30pm-9pm
Special Event: Fair/Festival
Santa Barbara Gem Faire
Buy fine jewelry, precious and semi-precious stones; as well as millions of beads, crystals, gold and silver, pearls and minerals at wholesale prices. There will be nearly 100 exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair and cleaning are available whil...
Earl Warren Showgrounds
Santa Barbara, CA

Fri 12/8/17 at 12pm-6pm
Sat 12/9/17 at 10am-6pm
Sun 12/10/17 at 10am-5pm
Special Event: Classical Dance
Nutcracker
The Nutcracker brings the magic of the season alive with beautiful dancing and the lively re-telling of this classic tale.
Arlington Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Sat 12/9/17 at 2:30pm
Sat 12/9/17 at 7pm
Special Event: Dance Play
The Nutcracker Ballet
The North County Dance and Performing Arts Foundation is proud to present the 20th annual "The Nutcracker Ballet". Come join us for this Holiday Magical Performance. The young and young at heart have enjoyed this north county holiday tradition. **Also o...
Arlington Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Sat 12/9/17 at 2:30pm
Sat 12/9/17 at 7pm
Special Event: Classical Dance, Holiday
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Moscow Ballet's company of almost 40 dancers thrills audiences with their expertise, dramatic expression and stunning leaps, drops and turns. Great Russian Nutcracker performances boast the beauty of romantic hand-sewn costumes and shimmering backdrops wit...
Arlington Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Wed 12/13/17 at 7pm
Special Event: Classical Dance
Nutcracker
The Nutcracker brings the magic of the season alive with beautiful dancing and the lively re-telling of this classic tale.
The Granada Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Sat 12/16/17 at 2pm
Sat 12/16/17 at 7:30pm
Sun 12/17/17 at 2pm
Music: Gospel, Jazz
The Blind Boys of Alabama Holiday Show
In a roof-raising music event, six-time Grammy Award-winners The Blind Boys of Alabama will perform hidden gospel gems along with holiday standards and original songs. These “gospel titans” (Rolling Stone) will be joined by New Orleans’ iconic Preservation...
University of California, Santa Barbara – Campbell Hall
Santa Barbara, CA

Sat 12/16/17 at 8pm-9:30pm
Special Event: Musical Comedy, Cabaret, Solo Performance
Miranda Sings Live ... You're Welcome
"Miranda Sings" is an internet character created by Colleen Ballinger. The character is a satire of increasingly common YouTube videos featuring mediocre or even bad singers who film themselves singing as a form of self-promotion. Miranda is supposedly fro...
Lobero Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Mon 12/18/17 at 8pm
Music: All, Classical, Rock, Jazz, Bluegrass
An Evening with Chris Thile
Mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist Chris Thile returns with a thrilling program of his arrangements of Bach sonatas and partitas, as well as his own compositions. Thile solidified his place in Santa Barbara’s heart as one third of last season’s trio ...
University of California, Santa Barbara – Campbell Hall
Santa Barbara, CA

Sun 1/7/18 at 7pm-8:30pm
    

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