Datebook Seasonal Events for November

Posted on Aug 15 by SEASONS Magazine

Through November 5, Mollie Favour: New Worksimag[3]
Cabana Home, in collaboration with Edward Cella Art +Architecture, presents a solo exhibition with contemporary painter, Mollie Favour. Favour has exhibited since 1976 at numerous galleries around the United States, France, and Italy. In this current exhibition, Favour combines the careful observations of a botanist and the imagination of an artist to create lush and sensual abstractions of leaves, flowers, and figs. Click here to visit the exhibit website for more information.

November 1, 8 p.m. So Percussion
This Brooklyn-based quartet is both genre-defying—playing compositions by John Cage, Steve Reich and original music—and versatile—enjoyable for all ages.

November 1, 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m Business to Business Breakfast

The Goleta Valley Chamber hosts a breakfast at the Earl Warren Showgrounds. Register for the event at the link above.

 November 2, 8 p.m. Creole Choir of Cuba 
Blending Caribbean melodies with rich textured harmonies, this group of 10 singers and dancers celebrates the Haitian tale of those enslaved from West Africa. Including laments, protests and ritual prayers, this Grammy-nominated group is a movement of color and sound.

November 2 Tales from the Tavern presents Dan Navarro and Willy Porter

November 2, 8 p.m. An Evening With Ludovico Einaudi, piano

The luminous, emotive, effortlessly lyrical and always supremely refined the music of Ludovico Einaudi has attracted an ever-growing audience over the last two decades. He has released a series of chart-topping albums with sales of over 750,000 copies, sells out the most prestigious concert halls worldwide, composed a string of award-winning film scores and routinely tops audience polls becoming an internet phenomenon.  In his Santa Barbara debut, Ludovico will perform a program of original repertoire for solo piano at the Lobero Theatre.

November 2, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Speaking with Sense, Sex and Soul

Educational psychologist Loretta Red shares her insights on Speaking with sense, sex and soul. The event is hosted by the Santa Barbara chapter of the Association for Women in Communications. Redd has 35 years of experience and discusses communication in personal and professional settings. The event will take place at the Canary Hotel in Santa Barbara.

November 3, through January 9, 2012, 5-8 p.m. Nicole Strasburg: islands valleys home

Sullivan Goss, an American gallery, presents its newest exhibition of local artist Nicole Strasburg.  The name of this exhibit is: islands valleys home.  Come enjoy this wonderful art from now until the New Year.

November 3rd, 5 p.m. 1st Thursday: Phil Argent-Container Love

Join us at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum and UC Santa Barbara for a festive evening of art and culture at the Jane Deering Gallery’s new location on 128 E. Canon Perdido in Downtown Santa Barbara. View the current exhibition “Phil Argent-Container Love” and enjoy free refreshments and entertainment.  UCSB 1st Thursday is open to the public and students are welcome!

November 3, 7 p.m. Peter Glantz, Being Impossible, Forum Lounge at Contemporary Arts Forum

Influential theater and film director Peter Glantz presents a multimedia solo performance. FREE.

November 4–9 New Noise Santa Barbara Music Conference & Festival
This annual conference brings together emerging artists and people from the technical and music businesses to share “their thoughts on the future of music, tech, life, love and the pursuit of happiness” and listen to music.

November 4–December 9 Keith Puccinelli 
Keith Puccinelli’s first solo exhibit in Santa Barbara is sure to be one you won’t want to miss. Through drawings and mixed-media sculptures, Puccinelli catalogues the human experience, capturing everything from humor and compassion to anger and pathos. Check out the reception, Friday, November 4 from 5 to 7 p.m.

November 4, 8 p.m. and 5, 6 p.m. Gumshoe Drama

Speaking of Stories transforms the stage into a 1940’s radio station complete with live sound effects. The classic detective radio plays are sure to give everyone an evening of mystery. $50 patron tickets, $22 for general tickets, and $15 for students.

November 4, 12-1 p.m. Neighborhood Picnic Radio, Picnic Revolution

The students at UCSB will occupy the FM dial in Storke Plaza on campus.  Bring a lunch, a battery operated radio and be ready for a picnic as the students play music through the airwaves.  This event is in collaboration with SB Contemporary Arts Forum’s Wireless art exhibit.

November 5, 5-7 p.m. Russell Crotty

The gallery of the Left Coast Books is pleased to announce their exhibition, “Fragments from the West Coast: A Peculiar Surf Vernacular” by Russell Crotty, an internationally-known artist.  The exhibition focuses on the art, sport and lifestyle of surfing over the last thirty years.  Crotty, an active surfer himself, brings his experience of surfing into his drawings and depicts the shoreline from the waves point of view.

November 5, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. VocalPoint Annual Benefit Concert
The Santa Barbara Vocal Jazz Foundation presents VocalPoint, a unique vocal jazz ensemble directed by Kim Collins. All of your favorite popular jazz arrangements will be performed through vocal harmonies at the Fe Bland Forum
located on the West Campus of Santa Barbara City College. Proceeds go towards various music education programs for students. You may call 729-2627 to reserve now. Mastercard and Visa accepted. Seating is limited so be sure to reserve early!

November 5, 8 p.m.Gil Shaham, Solo Violin 
Worldwide acclaimed violinist Gil Shanham, winner of both the Avery Fisher Award and a Grammy, combines flawless technique with inimitable warmth and generosity of spirit as he performs a Bach Sonata and Partitas for solo violin.

November 5–January 8 Wireless 
In honor of the UCSB radio station’s 50th anniversary, Contemporary Arts Forum presents artists concerned with the transmission of ideas, memories and objects across distances long and short. Also check out the featured Bloom Project artist, Kathleen Yorba.

November 5, 9 a.m. and November 6, 2 p.m. Wagner: Siegfried 
Part three of Metropolitan Opera simulcast presentations follows Wagner’s hero, sung by Gary Lehman, on his adventure for the conquest of Brünnhilde, sung by Deborah Voigt. Conducted by James Levine and with use of Robert Lepage’s revolutionary morphing stage machine, it is quite the show.

November 5, 9 a.m. Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s at the Santa Barbara Zoo

Anyone can attend the 5K Walk, which begins and ends at the Zoo. Organizers ask walkers to raise or donate a minimum $100, which will earn the walkers a T-shirt, lunch, entertainment and admission to the Zoo for the day.

toad-20112-300x122November 5, 8 p.m. Toad the Wet Sprocket with special Guest Zach Gill

The nonprofit Santa Barbara Birth Center presents the second annual benefit concert with Toad the Wet Sprocket at the Lobero Theatre.  Last year’s show was a sold-out success and raised $90,000 for the Birth Center. Toad the Wet Sprocket began in 1986 in Santa Barbara. They went on to have breakout commercial success then parted ways in 1998. Recently they have regrouped and are working on material for their first album in 15 years while they tour the US.

November 5, 8 p.m., Bluesman Kenny Neal and Harmonica Legend Lazy Lester

The SB Blues Society presents second generation bluesman Kenny Neal, son of stellar Louisiana harmonica player Raful Neal.Born in Baton Rouge in 1957, Kenny learned the blues at the knees of his dad’s pals, blues greats Buddy Guy, Lazy Lester, and Slim Harpo. To quiet down a crying 3 year old, Slim gave Kenny a harmonica. A true prodigy, Kenny was soon proficient on harmonica, guitar, bass. trumpet, and piano. By the time he was 13 he was playing in his father’s band, and at 17 he became Guy’s bass player. Earl Warren Showgrounds.

November 5, 8:30 p.m. King Bee

King Bee will be rockin’ it at Reds, a tapas bar. This is a fabulous venue for cocktails, beer, wine and great appetizers. There will be beef sliders, artichoke dip and hot pretzels, so come to the funky side of town on Helene Ave.

November 5, 4-6 p.m., Wine Tasting & Fundraiser

This tasty, fun event will help to raise money for the Mini Grants program for the Santa Barbara Peace Corps Association. There will also be a free raffle.  This event will take place at Vino Divino Wine Shop.

November 5 12-1 p.m. smART Salon: Occupy your Airwaves

A discussion of access and free speech in the contemporary media landscape with public radio and sound designer panelists.  The Wireless curator, Elizabeth Lovero, moderates.  This event is hosted at the Canary Hotel’s Valley Room in conjunction with the New Noise Music Conference.

November 5 9 a.m. Siegfried

The Met: Live in HD presents Siegfried, the third installment of the Ring Cycle. This followed the adventures of the opera’s ultimate hero, a valiant warrior who doesn’t know the meaning of the word fear. The all-star lead is cast to Jay Morris in his first Met performance of the title role. The show runs approximately five and a half hours with two intermissions.

November 6, 3 p.m. Charlotte’s Webb 
Based on the classic children’s book, Theaterworks USA’s production follows a pig named Wilbur as he escapes ending up as pork chops with help from his friend, the little grey spider Charlotte.

November 6, 7 p.m. Cinematic Titanic 
Featuring the original cast of Mystery Science Theatre 3000, Cinematic Titanic presents Doomsday Machine, a feature-length movie-riffing production that plays with the unfathomable, horribly great and just plain cheesy movies from the past.

November 6, 2-5 p.m. Autograph Party with Thalia Chaltas, Valerie Hobbs & Lee Wardlaw

These great authors talk about, read from and sign their newest books for children an young adults. Come out and meet the award-winning authors, as well as purchase their newest books. This event is being held at the Curious Cup in Capinteria.

November 7th & 14th MCK Autumnal Cooking Classes

Join MCK in the kitchen for two wonderful cooking classes where you will learn to prepare the perfect autumn meal. The class on the 14th will feature a holiday menu, so get ready to learn to cook you and your family that flawless seasonal meal.

November 8, 9 & 11, 8 p.m. Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre 
Back by popular demand, the London-based theatre group performs The Comedy of Errors, a fast-paced and extremely funny production that explores such themes as mistaken identity, coincidence and the importance of family.

November 9 Tales from the Tavern presents I See Hawks in L.A. and Kelly Joe Phelps & Corrine West

November 9, 7:30 p.m. Menopause The Musical In Concert

You’re in for a unique experience in theatre entertainment!  Women of all ages and “stages” will find their spirits lifted by the show’s light-hearted look at menopause. This laughter-packed 90-minute production features parodies of classic songs from the 1960’s, 70’s, and 80’s. The disco hit “Stayin’ Alive” becomes “Stayin’ Awake,” the Motown favorite “My Guy” is transformed into “My Thighs,” and much more! At the Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara.

November 10, 8 p.m. Pink Martini 
This Portland-based group of 12 musicians is wildly diverse and intoxicating. Classically trained pianist Thomas Lauderdale and vocalist China Forbes lead the group through another “rollicking-around-the-world musical adventure.”

November 10 5:30 p.m. “Hot Topics and Highlights in Public Education”

Come listen to a free lecture about the hot topics regarding recent issues in public education. Michelle Hughes, an assistant professor of Education at Westmont, discusses the current education climate, teaching quality and acts such as “No Child Left Behind”. The lecture will be held at the University Club on Santa Barbara St.

November 10, 7 p.m. Diving into Santa Barbara Lecture

Professor of Marine Technology, Don Barthelmess, presents a lecture about the advancements in underwater technology, as well as Santa Barbara’s establishment in underwater commercial diving industry. Watch Barthelmess explore the ideas and innovations involving deepwater diving.

November 11, 2 p.m. Free Veteran’s Day Concert

There is a free concert at First Methodist Church on the corner of Anapamu and Garden Streets. Celebrate the remarkable sacrifices made by veterans!

November 11, 7:30 p.m. and November 13, 2:30 p.m. La Bohème
The most touching love story in opera follows four young bohemians living an idealistic life in pursuit of love and art. Puccini is at his most tender, providing heart-piercing music.

November 11, 11 a.m. Veterans Day Parade

The parade starts off at the corner of State St. and Sola St. and continues down State St. until Cabrillo Blvd.  Any and all veterans are invited to march in the parade. Veterans are encouraged to wear their uniform, caps and jackets. Come out and support those who have served our country, as well as those who still serve.

November 11-13, 27th Annual Vaquero Show and Sale
Come and enjoy various equestrian demonstrations in honor of the distinctive style of apparel, tack, saddles and other horse equipment developed by Vaqueros (cowboys) on the expansive cattle ranchos of Central California! All proceeds from the Vaquero Show benefit the non-profit Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum.

November 11- January 2012, 1-5 p.m. The Easton Gallery Group Show

The Easton Gallery has represented the work of contemporary landscape artists for 20 years. The gallery is located in Santa Barbara and exhibits art from 20 local artists. The gallery is open weekends and by appointment.  Currently, the gallery features excellent work by Michael Enriquez.

November 12, 11 a.m. Goleta Library Presents Childrens Dance Showcase

Children ages 3 and older are invited to the Goleta Public Library to enjoy a morning of learning flamenco, hip-hop-jazz, and latin dance. A showcase will follow with dances performed by prize-winning students of the inspiring local dance teacher, Rose Marie Cruz. Get ready to be amazed by these young dancers as they display their fast-paced footwork, fun choreography, and beautiful costumes to Spanish dance music. this even is free and open to the public.

November 12, 4 p.m. Urban Roots

The Casa Esperanza Homeless Center is screening the film Urban Roots at SBCC’s Fe Bland Auditorium in honor of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Urban Roots is a documentary about the hypothetical possibilities after the collapse of the industrial era. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy this intriguing film and help support Casa Esperanza Homeless Center in the process!

November 12 Santa Barbara Marathon
Get ready! Get set! And get pumped for Santa Barbara’s marathon! Starting in Goleta’s orchards, the trail runs through Santa Barbara’s Mesa community, finishing with a two-mile descent to the ocean. The event includes a full and a half marathon, as well as an elite rehab relay.

November 12, 2 p.m. UCSB Presents Cloud Nine
The UCSB Department of Theater and Dance presents British playwright, Caryl Churchill’s Cloud Nine, which explores power, sexuality, gender and self-identity in the times of Victorian colonialism in Africa and 1979 London. Cloud Nine was one of the earlier dramatic works that established Churchill’s place in modern British theatre. In fast-paced scenes, some of which are punctuated by musical numbers, characters attempt to navigate from repression to acceptance as their culture faces revolutionary changes. These changes are brought into high relief as 100 years pass between the two acts. The award-winning dark comedy will showcase at UCSB Performing Arts Theatre, 522 University Rd. For more information call 805/893-3022.

November 12-20 Santa Ynez Valley Art Week

The first Santa Ynez Valley Art Week will highlight events such as: the 27th Annual Vaquero Show & Sale, the Diversity & Community Photographic Awards, Sanford Art & Wine workshops and many more excellent events. Download their Art Week Map for a schedule of all the events by clicking on the link above.

November 12, 7 p.m. the Alan Parsons Live Project, benefit for United Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara County

Alan Parsons had an incredible start to his career working with some of the biggest names in rock including The Beatles, The Hollies and Pink Floyd. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience this rock legend in concert at the Lobero Theatre—and all for a great cause.

November 12, 7 p.m. “My Spirit Be Joyful, A Concert of Appreciation”

Come Fly AwayThe St. Mark’s Episcopal Church invites the public to attend a concert in honor of Veteran’s Day and all of those who have served our great nation as well as those who continue to serve.  The featured artists are Kathleen Dollahon, with the viola, and Larry Hill, on the trumpet. This evening of music will be enjoyable for people of all ages.

November 12, 2 p.m. UCSB Performing Arts Cloud Nine

UCSB Performing Arts presents Carl Churchill’s Cloud Nine directed by UCSB faculty member, Anne Torsiglieri, for nine performances only.  CLOUD NINE explores power, sexuality, gender and self-identity. This award-winning, full-length dark comedy was one of the earlier dramatic works that established Caryl Churchill’s place in modern British theatre.

November 13, 7 p.m. A Night in Treme 
Spend a night in Treme (pronounced truh-MAY), the neighborhood of New Orleans that’s known for its African-American music and culture. This concert headlines Rebirth Brass Band, a group who mixes traditional brass band sound with jazz, funk, soul and hip-hop. Joining them is a selection of performers featured on the HBO series Treme.

November 13, Human Rights Watch Annual Dinner, Doubletree Resort

The Voice of Justice Awards honors human rights defenders from around the world who put their lives at risk to protect the rights and dignity of others. Honoring: Consuelo Morales from Mexico, Sussan Tahmasebi from Iran, with special guest Prince Moulay Hicham of Morocco. For more information call, 805/284-4232.

November 13, 3 p.m. Santa Barbara Youth Symphony Winter Concert

The Santa Barbara Youth Symphony, under the direction of Andy Radford, will present its Winter Concert on November 13. The night will feature a performance of Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony and soloist Katrina Schaefer, a senior at Crossroads School in Santa Monica, will perform Ravel’s Tziganne.

November 14, 8 p.m. Stephen Petronio Dance Company 
Inspired by the songs of pop balladeer Nick Cave, choreographer Stephen Petronio’s Underland is a sexual world of dance, music and visual imagery.

flyawayNovember 14, Come Fly Away at the Granada

Come Fly Away is the new Broadway musical conceived, choreographed, and directed by Tony Award-winner Twyla Tharp and featuring the timeless songs of Frank Sinatra. Come Fly Away follows four couples as they fall in and out of love during one song and dance filled evening at a crowded nightclub. Blending the legendary vocals of Frank Sinatra with a live on-stage big band and 14 of the world’s finest dancers, Come Fly Away weaves an unparalleled hit parade of classics, including “Fly Me To The Moon,” “My Way,” and “That’s Life,” into a soaring musical fantasy of romance and seduction.

November 14 6 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Cheeses of Spain, Olé!

Spain cheeses are some of the best worldwide and only recently have they made it out to our Santa Barbara shores.  So, it’s time to come explore the best cheese that Spain has to offer. You can purchase tickets online or by calling 965-0318.

November 14, 8 p.m. Come Fly Away

The Lobero Theatre Foundation presents the new broadway musical Come Fly Away  at the Granada Theatre. This one-of-a-kind experience combines the seductive vocals of “Ol’ Blue Eyes” with the sizzling sound of a live big band and the visceral thrill of Tony Award-winner Twyla Tharp’s choreography. You will experience the exhilaration of a first kiss, the excitement of a first dance, and the bittersweet moments of a first good-bye in a world of sparkling romance and astonishing beauty. Come Fly Away features a host of beloved Sinatra classics  including “Fly Me to the Moon,” “My Way,” “New York, New York” and “Witchcraft.” Click the link for more info!

November 15, 8 p.m. Whose Live Anyway? 
The cast of the hit ABC television show Whose Line Is It Anyway comes to Santa Barbara for hilarious improvisational comedy. With games famous from the television show and entirely new skits, get ready for some audience participation—and maybe even join the crew onstage.

November 15, National Philanthropy Day Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Four Seasons Biltmore

Presented by the Santa Barbara/Ventura Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, this annual event honors the spirit of philanthropy and volunteerism. For more information call 805/308-9782.

November 16, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. WEV Connects

Women’s Economic Ventures and Z Folio Gallery invite you to a free network event held at the Z Folio Gallery. Come eat, shop, explore WEV client business and check out the Czech art glass.  There will be silent auctions of fine products and services.

November 16, 2:30 p.m. Solvang Heritage Trail Dedication Ceremony

In its early years, Solvang never advertised its Danish heritage or architecture.  However, that is what Solvang is known for nowadays, from the delicious Danish cuisine to the Danish-style windmills that line Copenhagen Drive.  Now, it is time to celebrate the Danish heritage that surrounds the community of Solvang by walking around the village and admiring what it has to offer. This free event will be held at Copenhagen Square in downtown Solvang.

November 18, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Camerata Pacifica 
For its final fall performance, Camerata Pacifica’s world-class ensemble performs Rossini’s String Sonata 3, Lutyens’ Driving Out the Death, Wiegold’s Earth and Schubert’s Piano Quintet in A Major. With the mission statement “To affect positively how people experience live performances of classical music,” it’s sure to be a great show.

November 18 Dream Foundation’s Celebration of Dreams
Help make dreams come true for adults with life-threatening illnesses at this evening of fashion, entertainment and dreams.

November 18, 8 p.m. The Civil Wars

Born out of collaboration between Joy Williams, a California girl, and John Paul White, a native Alabaman, The Civil Wars is a folk-pop duo that combines a stripped-down sound with some big ideas. Their song “Poison & Wine” was featured on an episode of the hit show Grey’s Anatomy, and brought their signature sound to a whole new audience. Don’t miss your chance to get to know this group up-close and personal! For more info, click the link.

November 18, 8 p.m. Club Mercy Presents the Civil Wars

Born out of collaboration between Joy Williams, a California girl, and John Paul White, a native Alabaman, this folk-pop duo combines a stripped-down sound, sans back-up band, with big ideas and equally big national interest. Their song “Poison & Wine” was featured on an episode of the hit show Grey’s Anatomy, and brought their signature sound to a whole new audience. Lobero Theatre.

November 18, 5:30 p.m. Purisima Permanent Exhibition Opening

It’s time to learn more about the diving history of Santa Barbara. This helps to honor the diving pioneer, Dan Wilson, as he made a huge impact on the diving industry in Santa Barbara.  The opening reception includes food and Spanish guitar music.

November 18, 7 p.m. Stephanie Dotson: Printmaking Beyond Process

Santa Barbara-based artist Stephanie Dotson speaks on the conceptual territory of printmaking echoed in non-print work. Dotson subverts the narratives inherent in her processes with an arsenal of working techniques to create opposition in realities which parallel from her own life.

November 18-19, 8 p.m. & November 20, 2 p.m. Genesis West presents A Number

Human cloning is the subject of this hour-long thriller that blends the scientific and the relationship between a father and his three sons- two of which are clones of the other. A Number by Caryl Churchill is the first true play of the 21st century.

November 18-20, 5 p.m. Santa Ynez Valley Artists’ Studio Tour Weekend

The Wilding Art Museum invites the public to spend the weekend in Santa Barbara County’s wine country for touring of the studios of 30 area artists. Get acquainted with the local artists’ personally, visit their studios and enjoy delicious local wines. There will also be beer tasting through the Figueroa Brewing Company. These area artists reflect all types of work from watercolor to oil paintings to mixed media art.

November 19, 8 p.m. and November 20, 3–5 p.m. Beethoven Emperor
Nir Kabaretti conducts two Beethoven highlights in one evening, with Music Academy of the West alumnus Hong Xu on the piano. Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor” follows Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral,” a spiritual depiction of nature.

November 19, 10 a.m. and November 20, 2 p.m. Philip Glass’ Satyagraha 
In the final MET encore production of the fall, Richard Croft is Gandhi in Philip Glass’ beautiful opera.

November 19, 8 p.m., Sings Like Hell presents Ryan Bingham and opening act Carolyn Mark

According to Charleston City Paper, “A guy like Ryan Bingham comes along every now and then — the type of songwriter that listeners immediately appreciate, hearing their own stories in the lyrics. Guys learn their songs on guitar to impress the ladies, while their girlfriends secretly imagine the real thing.” Hear him for yourself on November 19 at the Lobero Theatre.

November 19-20, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Santa’s Workshop at the Garden

This is the 18th annual Marketplace taking place at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. The event features of 30 artisans with unique, homemade creations, as well as coffee and baked goods. The Market is the perfect place to find some of your holiday gifts.

November 19, 7 p.m. Guitarist Mak Grgić

As Westmont launches its new concert series The Rising Stars, the 24 year-old world-renown guitarist, Mak Grgić, kicks it off.  He distinguishes himself as versatile guitarist, playing classical and improvised music. Grgić received his bachelor’s degree at a Performing Arts School in Austria and continued on for his master’s at USC Thornton School of Music.  Come check out Grgić at Westmont College!

November 20, 3 p.m. Ozokidz
This event had been CANCELED.

November 20, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Community Free Day

As a part of a year long anniversary celebration of 85 years, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden holds its final free day of the year. Along with free entry, visitors can partake in tours of the garden, participate in children’s craft activities and will receive a free souvenir just for coming.  This is the last one of the year, so come check it out while it’s free.

November 21–23, 8 p.m. Blue Man Group 
There really aren’t any words to describe the wonderfully weird world of Blue Man Group, a unique form of entertainment guaranteed to be like nothing else you’ve ever experienced. This performance abounds with a matchless explosion of comedy, music and technology. Bring the whole family—you won’t want to miss it.

November 24, 9 a.m. Thanksgiving 4 Miler
Get active this Thanksgiving and burn off some of that turkey before you even eat it! This fun run, starting at the park by Magnolia Shopping Center, takes you around the flattest part of Goleta.

November 24, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Thanksgiving Pumpkin Smash

The Santa Barbara Zoo hosts the pumpkin smash. Watch as elephants, gorillas and other of zoo animal favorites play with and pulverize pumpkins on this special holiday. Come visit your favorite zoo animals and have a smashing good time!

November 28, 8 p.m. Household Ink presents Headless Household

The eclectic band the Headless Household finds its groove in the 19th annual Christmas concert this year.  The band effortlessly mixes up elements of jazz, avant-Americana, funk, Brazilian and more. The band has been around for more than 25 years and they don’t plan on going anywhere.

November 29, 7:30 p.m., B.B. King

Live at the Granada Theatre, the legendary B.B. King. King has developed one of the world’s most identifiable guitar styles. His precise and complex vocal-like string bends and his left hand vibrato are today indispensable components of a rock guitarist’s vocabulary. His economy, his every-note-counts phrasing, has been a model for thousands of players from Eric Clapton and George Harrison to Jeff Beck.

November 30, 6 p.m., Adam Silverman Opening & Reception

Cabana Home, in collaboration with Edward Cell Art + Architecture, announces a solo exhibition for noted contemporary Los Angeles based potter, Adam Silverman. The exhibition presents a new collection of hand thrown pots with explosive, experimental glazes that epitomizes Silverman’s distinctive aesthetic connecting ancient and modern sensibilities. The opening reception of this exhibit and a talk from Silverman himself, will be held at the Cabana Home.

November 30, 8 p.m. David Gergen 
Currently editor-at-large of U.S. News & World Report, director of Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and senior political analyst for CNN, David Gergen offers a bipartisan analysis of politics in American today and what this means for the future.

November 30, Tales from the Tavern presents Wil Ridge with a special slide show presentation by Henry Diltz

All Tales from the Tavern shows take place at the Maverick Saloon in Santa Ynez.

November 30, 8 p.m. Pianist Hélène Grimaud
CAMA’s Master series at the Lobero presents in recital Mozart’s Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K. 310; Berg’s Piano Sonata, Op. 1; Liszt’s Piano Sonata in B minor and Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances, BB 68 (1915).

 

Adam Silverman Equation Series, 11.6, 2011November 30-January 14, Adam Silverman: New Pots
Cabana Home, in collaboration with Edward Cella Art + Architecture, announces a solo exhibition for noted contemporary Los Angeles based potter, Adam Silverman. The exhibition features a new collection of hand thrown pots with explosive, experimental glazes that connect ancient and modern sensibilities and epitomize Silverman’s distinctive aesthetic. The Opening Reception will be on Wednesday, November 30 from 6–8 p.m. Exhibit hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Free and open to the public.

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