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Art: Art Show, Museum, Painting
Story-Telling: Narrative Paintings in Asian Art
This exhibition features eight narrative paintings from China, Japan, India, and Tibet, showcasing the diversity of the format and expressive versatility of these Asian cultures. The paintings date from the 17th through 19th centuries. On view through Feb....
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Santa Barbara, CA

Tue 1/23/18 - Wed 1/24/18 at 11am-5pm
Thu 1/25/18 at 11am-8pm
Fri 1/26/18 - Sun 1/28/18 at 11am-5pm
Tue 1/30/18 - Wed 1/31/18 at 11am-5pm
Thu 2/1/18 at 11am-8pm
Special Event: Politics, Talk
An Evening with Condoleezza Rice
As secretary of state and national security advisor, Condoleezza Rice pioneered a policy of transformational diplomacy and heralded the formation of new global governments based on democratic principles. Her most recent book, Democracy: Stories from the Lo...
Arlington Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Thu 1/25/18 at 7:30pm-9pm
Art: Art Show, Museum, Painting
Chiura Obata: An American Modern
Chiura Obata (1885–1975) was one of the most significant Japanese American artists working on the West Coast in the last century. Born in Okayama, Japan, Obata emigrated to the United States in 1903 and embarked on a seven-decade career that saw the enactm...
UCSB – Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Santa Barbara, CA

Thu 1/25/18 at 12pm-8pm
Fri 1/26/18 - Sun 1/28/18 at 12pm-5pm
Thu 2/1/18 at 12pm-8pm
Fri 2/2/18 - Sun 2/4/18 at 12pm-5pm
Thu 2/8/18 at 12pm-8pm
Music: Rock
Velvet Jones
Santa Barbara, CA

Fri 1/26/18 at 8pm
Music: Latin/Salsa
Latin Night
Join us at the Rooftop Bar for a night of dancing on Friday, June 30th! We will be featuring music from DJ Mar starting at 9pm. $5 cover at the door 21 & Over
Velvet Jones
Santa Barbara, CA

Sat 1/27/18 at 9pm
Sat 2/3/18 at 9pm
Fri 2/9/18 at 9pm
Sat 2/17/18 at 10pm
Fri 2/23/18 at 10pm
Theater: Dance
Pilobolus Dance Theater
Pilobolus is one of the world’s most beloved companies of dance illusionists, renowned for its mix of humor, invention and drama. Celebrated for its unique, diverse collaborations, Pilobolus’ highly-imaginative works combine athleticism, grace and jaw-drop...
The Granada Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Sun 1/28/18 at 7pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Politics, Law, Media
Jeffrey Toobin: Politics, Media & the Law in the Post-Obama Age
A senior analyst for CNN, staff writer for The New Yorker and bestselling author, Jeffrey Toobin has provided analysis on some of the most provocative and important events of our time, including the trials of O.J. Simpson and Patty Hearst. Toobin has also ...
University of California, Santa Barbara – Campbell Hall
Santa Barbara, CA

Mon 1/29/18 at 7:30pm-9pm
Music: Alternative
Wallows are Cole Preston, Braeden Lemasters, and Dylan Minnette. The L.A.-based band recently released their debut single, “Pleaser,” which quickly amassed over 2 million streams on Spotify and hit No. 2 on the Global Viral Top 50.
Velvet Jones
Santa Barbara, CA

Tue 1/30/18 at 8pm
Music: Acoustic, Folk, Latin/Salsa, Pop
Jose Gonzalez
With his crystal-clear singing voice and vibrant, classically-inspired playing, José González is one of today’s most remarkable artists – testament to the irrefutable power of one man and a guitar. His debut album 'Veneer' captured his magical sound in its...
University of California, Santa Barbara – Campbell Hall
Santa Barbara, CA

Wed 1/31/18 at 8pm
Music: Folk, Rock, International, Indie
José González with special guest Bedouine
A soulful songwriter with a deep, quiet power, José González has quickly gained a loyal following worldwide, wooing his audience with probing lyrics, intricate guitar melodies and a “beautiful yet haunting voice” ( Born in Sweden to Argentinian p...
University of California, Santa Barbara – Campbell Hall
Santa Barbara, CA

Wed 1/31/18 at 8pm-9:30pm
Music: Rap/Hip Hop
Zion I
In a music world that churns out shallow albums like McDonald's fries up fast food, the Oakland duo of Amp Live and MC Zion, aka Zion I, have provided fans with their organic, conscious rhymes and original, layered grooves for nearly five years.
Velvet Jones
Santa Barbara, CA

Fri 2/2/18 at 9pm
Dance: Urban/Hip Hop, Ethnic
Compagnie Accrorap/Kader Attou: The Roots
French-born Algerian choreographer Kader Attou, with his company Accrorap, is one of the foremost representatives of French hip-hop dance. Since the exciting emergence of breakdance in the 1980s, Attou, director of Centre Chorégraphique National de La Roch...
The Granada Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Tue 2/6/18 at 8pm-9:30pm
Theater: Circus, Dance
Cirque Éloize "Saloon"
Be transported to a dusty gathering place with Saloon, Cirque Éloize’s music-packed theatrical thrill ride inspired by the Wild West. A driving force in the circus art reinvention movement, the Montreal-based circus troupe has been creating award-winning c...
The Granada Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Wed 2/7/18 at 7pm-8:30pm
Special Event: Stand Up Comedy
Mike Birbiglia
Mike Birbiglia is a comedian, actor and writer best known for his award-winning one-man shows, "My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend," "Sleepwalk With Me" and "Don't Think Twice." Birbiglia has developed a unique story-telling style. Time Magazine once calling him a...
The Granada Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Fri 2/9/18 at 8pm
Comedy: Stand Up Comedy, Storytelling
Mike Birbiglia "The New One"
“The tales Birbiglia tells are so personal and honest and relatable – he’s clearly just as amused and confused by life as the rest of us – that to see him perform almost feels like you’re in his living room.” Paste Magazine From the comedy mastermind be...
The Granada Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Fri 2/9/18 at 8pm-9:30pm
Special Event: Rock
Joey Cape
Joey Cape has been a member of the bands Lagwagon, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, as well as Bad Astronaut. Joey has started his own record company called One Week Records. Joey's mission at One Week Records is to, "produce high quality recordings that are...
Velvet Jones
Santa Barbara, CA

Sat 2/10/18 at 9pm
Music: Classical, Quartet
Calidore String Quartet
The sought-after chamber ensemble Calidore String Quartet is hailed as “remarkable for the precision of their expression, their understated but relentless intensity” (Los Angeles Times) and heralded as “the epitome of confidence and finesse” (Gramophone). ...
UCSB – Hahn Hall
Santa Barbara, CA

Sun 2/11/18 at 3pm-4:30pm
Music: Rock, Pop
In 1967, seven Chicago musicians set out to create a new sound: a rock band with horns. Their dream turned into 20 Top-10 singles and 12 Top-10 albums. Among their hits many hits are "If You Leave Me Now," "Hard To Say I'm Sorry" and "Here In My Heart." N...
Arlington Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Sun 2/11/18 at 7:30pm
Music: Organ, Experimental (Incl. All Music Forms)
Cameron Carpenter featuring the International Touring Organ
A superstar organist with tremendous technical prowess and a flamboyant persona to match, Cameron Carpenter has a rare gift for connecting with his audience. Just ask anyone who witnessed his thrilling Santa Barbara debut in 2016, when he performed an expl...
The Granada Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Mon 2/12/18 at 7pm-8:30pm
Special Event: Computers/Technology, Science
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz "Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who You Really Are"
In his groundbreaking work, Harvard-trained economist, former Google data scientist and New York Times writer Seth Stephens-Davidowitz argues that much of what we thought about people has been dead wrong. The reason? People lie, to friends, lovers, doctors...
University of California, Santa Barbara – Campbell Hall
Santa Barbara, CA

Tue 2/13/18 at 7:30pm-9pm

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