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Art: Art Show, Museum
Lara Favaretto
Lara Favaretto, in collaboration with Rennie Collection, Vancouver, Canada, features works spanning Lara Favaretto’s more than 20-year career and marks the artist's solo U.S. West Coast institutional debut. Lara Favaretto (b.1973, Treviso, Italy) live...
Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA

Wed 4/24/19 - Sun 4/28/19 at 11am-5pm
Art: Museum, Social Event, Disco
Body Disco!
The museum hosts an intersectional disco experience alongside current exhibition Lara Favaretto. Enjoy disco sets to get your groove on, see live drag queen performances, and participate in professional body-positive photo shoots, all while enjoying the la...
Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA

Fri 4/26/19 at 7pm-10pm
Special Event: Fair/Festival
SB Earth Day Evening in the Park – Free Concert
The Community Environmental Council (CEC) invites you to bring out your blankets, chairs and cover band dancing moves for a FREE bonus concert in honor of #SBEarthDay on Friday, April 26 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Good times for all ages with $5 Happy Hour Fires...
Alameda Park
Santa Barbara, CA

Fri 4/26/19 at 5pm-9pm
Music: Acoustic, World, World Dance, Multimedia
The Silkroad Ensemble
The Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble, a rotating group of some 50 musicians from many traditions around the world, will perform the premiere of "Heroes Take Their Stands." This evening-length multimedia program tells the stories of five heroic figure...
The Granada Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Fri 4/26/19 at 8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Special Event, Art Talk
Lecture by Yo-Yo Ma
Yo-Yo Ma, one of the greatest of living cellists, will discuss the role of culture in creating a strong society, drawing on examples from his own life as a musician and citizen. Whether performing works from the cello repertoire, collaborating with communi...
The Granada Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Sat 4/27/19 at 7:30pm
Special Event: Fair/Festival, Green/Environmental
Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival
The Community Environmental Council (CEC) is hosting its 49th annual Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival, themed “Educate. Inspire. Act." The 2019 festival, April 27 and 28, commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill, and celebrates...
Alameda Park
Santa Barbara, CA

Sat 4/27/19 at 11am-8pm
Sun 4/28/19 at 11am-6pm
Art: Art Talk
Last Look Walkthrough: Abaseh Mirvali & Maiza Hixson
Catch the final hours of Lara Favaretto over a glass of wine from exhibition sponsor Presqu’ile Winery. Enjoy refreshments on the terrace before an exclusive walkthrough of the exhibition with Abaseh Mirvali, Executive Director, Chief Curator & CEO of MCAS...
Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA

Sun 4/28/19 at 4pm-5pm
Music: Indie, Pop
Wild Belle
Brother-sister pop duo Elliot and Natalie Bergman of Wild Belle pair write, record and produce their own clever and confident music and lyrics.
SOhO Restaurant and Music Club
Santa Barbara, CA

Mon 4/29/19 at 8pm
Music: Rock, Americana/Roots
The Brevet
A five-piece Americana band from Southern California. They play up and down the West Coast.
SOhO Restaurant and Music Club
Santa Barbara, CA

Wed 5/1/19 at 8pm
Dance: Country/Folk, World Dance
Che Malambo
The powerhouse Argentina-based company Che Malambo brings fiery, fast-paced malambo to the contemporary stage. The company celebrates the unique South American tradition of the gaucho with an exhilarating percussive dance and music spectacle.
The Granada Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Wed 5/1/19 at 7pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
David Sedaris
With his sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris is one of America’s most celebrated humor writers. A master of satire beloved for his personal essays and short stories, Santa Barbara’s favorite comedic darling returns on the heels of Cal...
The Granada Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Fri 5/3/19 at 7:30pm
Special Event: Animals, Benefit/Fundraiser, For the Family
Goat Fest 2019: A Benefit for African Women Rising
Come experience a day of insight, education, and family fun at African Women Rising's annual Goat Fest. Meet goats in a pastoral Montecito setting, learn about why goats are vital to everyday life in Northern Uganda, where African Women Rising works. There...
African Women Rising
Santa Barbara, CA

Sat 5/4/19 at 2pm-5pm
Dance: Country/Folk, Tap/Jazz
Dorrance Dance, ETM
A rare artist who makes dance as innovative as it is engaging, the tap genius Michelle Dorrance leads a company comprised of some of the best hoofers in the business. The MacArthur Fellow returns with a mesmerizing evening-length work that combines rhythm ...
The Granada Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Sun 5/5/19 at 7pm
Music: Acoustic
Jeremy Denk, Steven Isserlis & Joshua Bell
In a joint performance, three longtime friends and collaborators – each a virtuoso in his own right – together offer an unparalleled evening of Romantic music. Violinist Joshua Bell, British cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Jeremy Denk are among today’s...
The Granada Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Tue 5/7/19 at 7pm
Special Event: Fair/Festival, Jewelry/Gems
Santa Barbara Gem Faire
May 10-12. Fine jewelry, crystals, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Over 60 exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Fre...
Earl Warren Showgrounds
Santa Barbara, CA

Fri 5/10/19 at 12pm-6pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Neil Gaiman
One of the great living storytellers, Neil Gaiman is the celebrated author of books, graphic novels, short stories and nonfiction for readers of all ages, including The Sandman comic book series, "Stardust," "American Gods" and "Coraline." He has won both ...
University of California, Santa Barbara – Campbell Hall
Santa Barbara, CA

Sat 5/11/19 at 7:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Andrew Solomon with Pico Iyer
Andrew Solomon, winner of the National Book Award, blends refection, decades-long research and personal experience to create unforgettable portraits of people who fall outside regular norms. His books include "Far from the Tree: Parents, Children & the Sea...
University of California, Santa Barbara – Campbell Hall
Santa Barbara, CA

Thu 5/16/19 at 7:30pm
Art: Photography, Art Show
Brian Hodges: Recent Photos from Uganda
Please join photographer Brian Hodges and African Women Rising Executive Director Linda Eckerbom Cole for an evening of fine photography, interesting conversations, and good wine. The exhibition will display a fusion of photos from Brian’s most recent visi...
Breakfast Culture Club
Santa Barbara, CA

Thu 5/16/19 at 6pm-9pm
Music: Rock, Country, Folk, Pop
Cowboy Junkies
Cowboy Junkies' sound is based in folk and country but has a melancholy, deeply personal feel. The Toronto-based group, featuring siblings Michael (guitar/primary songwriting), Margo (vocals) and Peter Timmins (drums) and Alan Anton (bass), formed in 1985 ...
Lobero Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Thu 5/16/19 at 8pm
Music: Rock, Blues, R&B/Soul
Robert Cray Band
For more than two decades, this Grammy award-winning singer/guitarist has brilliantly incorporated elements of soul and rock. His hits include "Don't Be Afraid of The Dark," "Take Your Shoes Off" and "Some Rainy Morning." His most recent recording is “4 Da...
Lobero Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Fri 5/17/19 at 8pm
    

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