Seasonal events, happenings and things to do for November
Zakir Hussain & Niladri Kumar
International tabla phenomenon and composer Zakir Hussain performs with the young virtuoso Niladri Kumar, who plays the zitar—a five-stringed electric sitar of his own invention. | 8 p.m., Campbell Hall, UCSB, 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
Q.T. Luong Treasured Lands: A Photographic Odyssey through America’s National Parks
In this tribute to America’s national parks, photographer Q.T. Luong presents his homage to our protected wilderness. | 7:30 p.m., Campbell Hall, UCSB, 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
Legendary folk singer Joan Baez is a musical force of nature. She marched on the front line of the civil rights movement with Martin Luther King, Jr., inspired Václav Havel in his fight for a Czech Republic, then 40 years later saluted Dixie Chicks for protesting the Iraq war. | 8 p.m., Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St., 805/963-4408, thearlingtontheatre.com.
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Peaceable Dissent: Photographs by Nell Campbell
Peaceable Dissent is an exhibition of photographs by Nell Campbell scheduled to coincide with the 2016 Presidential Election. The images were selected from Campbell’s five-decade photographic archive of political demonstrations and gatherings. | Community Arts Workshop Gallery (CAW), 631 Garden St., sbcaw.org.
LIZZIE: The Musical
LIZZIE is a rock-show retelling of the bloody legend of Lizzie Borden, a Massachusetts woman who was acquitted in 1892 of the ax murders of her father and stepmother. But did she really do it? And if so, why? | 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Center Stage Theater, 651 Paseo Nuevo, 805/963-0408, centerstagetheater.org.
A gypsy, a bull fighter and a soldier with a fatal obsession ignite the Granada stage in Opera Santa Barbara’s grand season opener. | Fri. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m., Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 805/899-2222, granadasb.org.
American tenor Ben Bliss is regarded as one of the most exciting young singers of the day. Performing here immediately prior to his Carnegie Hall debut, this artist of rare versatility breathes new life into an eclectic program of art song and arias. | 3 p.m., Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd., 805/695-7908, musicacademy.org.
Dream Foundation’s Celebration of Dreams Gala
The 15th annual fundraiser for the nation’s largest and oldest wish-granting organization for adults is an amazing celebration honoring 22 years of dreamers along with the dreams that have touched lives, created lasting memories and provided peace, comfort and closure at the end of life’s journey. | 5 p.m., Bacara Resort & Spa, 8301 Hollister Ave., 855/968-0100, dreamfoundation.org.
Versa-Style Dance Company
On a mission to break color lines and share their passion for the unifying culture of hip hop, Versa-Style Dance Company utilizes the art of our generation, engaging young audiences with exuberant choreography and inclusive messaging that promotes freedom of expression, individuality, hard work, self-discipline, dedication and fun! | 3 p.m., Campbell Hall, UCSB, 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
CAMA presents Warsaw Philharmonic with conductor Jacek Kaspszyk and Seong-Jin Cho on piano. Warsaw Philharmonic is the national orchestra of Poland with a complement of 110 players. | 8 p.m., Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 805/898-9386, granadasb.org.
Whose Live Anyway?
In an evening comedy fans won’t want to miss, the Emmy -nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? brings its hilarious improvised comedy and song to the stage with rip-roaring games and off -the-cuff wit. | 8 p.m., Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 805/899-2222, granadasb.org.
Highlights from the Dewayne and Faith Perry Print Collection: From the Renaissance to Contemporary Art
Dewayne and Faith Perry, supporters and friends of Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum, lend a selection of prints from their private collection that celebrate the medium and its historical transformation across centuries. | Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, 955 La Paz Rd., 805/565-6162, westmontmuseum.org.
Vocalosity is the all-new live concert event from the creative mind of artistic producer Deke Sharon (Pitch Perfect, The Sing-Off) that takes a cappella to a whole new level! | 8 p.m., Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 805/898-9386, granadasb.org.
John Cleese & Eric Idle
Britain’s living legends of comedy John Cleese and Eric Idle’s must-see tour, John Cleese & Eric Idle: Together Again At Last…For The Very First Time, blends scripted and improvised bits with storytelling, musical numbers, exclusive footage and aquatic juggling to create a unique comedic experience with every performance. | 8 p.m., Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St., 805/963-4408, thearlingtontheatre.com.
Santa Barbara Youth Symphony
Santa Barbara Youth Symphony is an orchestra of 65–70 young musicians from Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. Andy Radford, the ensemble’s conductor, is also principal bassoonist with Santa Barbara Symphony and has a truly wonderful relationship with the students, showcased in this free performance. | 4 p.m., Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 805/898-9386, granadasb.org.
Captain Scott Kelly: The Sky is Not the Limit
NASA astronaut Captain Scott Kelly became the first American to spend a year in space, a historic mission that captivated the world as he reported from the International Space Station with live interviews and never-before-seen photos. | 7:30 p.m., Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 805/899-2222, granadasb.org.
Dayton Duncan, a writer and documentary filmmaker, wrote and produced The National Parks: America’s Best Idea. The author of 12 books, he served as a director of the National Park Foundation. | 7:30 p.m., Campbell Hall, UCSB, 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, led by Joel Pargman, performs Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Quintet for guitar and string quartet, Op. 143; Villa-Lobos’ (arr. Brian Head) Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5: Aria (Cantilen); Piazzolla’s (arr. Joel Pargman) Tango—Ètudes No. 3; Piazzolla’s Four for Tango, string quartet; and Boccherini’s Guitar Quintet in D major, G. 448: III. Fandango. | 7:30 p.m., Santa Barbara Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St., 805/962-6464, sbco.org.
Sol Gabetta & Alessio Bax
Renowned for her charismatic artistry, Argentine cellist Sol Gabetta makes her electrifying Santa Barbara debut accompanied by pianist Alessio Bax. | 7 p.m., Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd., 805/695-7908, musicacademy.org.
Kris Kristofferson has been making things happen his entire life. Born in Texas and raised in a military family, he was a Golden Gloves boxer who studied creative writing at Pomona College in California before becoming a singer and actor. | 7:30 p.m., Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., 805/963-0761, lobero.com.
Holiday Marketplace at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Set the mood for a stress-free holiday season and enjoy family-friendly activities, live music and handcrafted gifts from more than 25 artisans, all in the natural beauty of the botanic garden. Proceeds support the nonprofit’s work to conserve the rich diversity of California native plants for all generations. | 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Rd., 805/690-1132, sbbg.org.
Backed by her band, singer-songwriter Neko Case brings her pristine musical craft, unflinching lyrics and extraordinary voice to the stage for an unforgettable performance. | 8 p.m., Campbell Hall, UCSB, 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
Ping Chong + Company
This interview-based theater production, featuring five cast members who grew up in post-9/11 New York City, explores the diverse experiences of Muslim communities in the United States. | 8 p.m., Campbell Hall, UCSB, 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
Favorite Piano Masterworks
Relive some of your favorite piano works when Santa Barbara Symphony unites pianists Markus Groh and Natasha Kislenko for Mozart’s fabulous Concerto for Two Pianos and Tchaikovsky’s famed Piano Concerto No. 1. | 8 p.m., Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 805/899-2222, granadasb.org.
SINGS LIKE HELL: Bill Carter + The Mastersons
Austin-based singer-songwriter Bill Carter’s list of bona fides is so long, it’s hard to decide which credits to note first. Carter’s songs have been covered by scores of major artists, from John Mayall and Ruth Brown to Robert Palmer and Waylon Jennings. | 8 p.m., Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., 805/963-0761, lobero.com.
Through his stunning award-winning photojournalism, Brian Skerry has become an essential voice for marine conservation who inspires reverence for underwater environments. | 3 p.m., Campbell Hall, UCSB, 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
CAMA’S Masterseries: Augustin Hadelich & Joyce Yang
Augustin Hadelich returns to Santa Barbara following his captivating performance with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in last season’s International Series. | 8 p.m., Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., 805/963-0761, lobero.com.
Charles Lloyd & The Marvels
Charles Lloyd’s supreme improvisational talents and passion for cross-pollinating jazz is alive and well with The Marvels. This exciting new collaboration highlights the guitar wizardry of Bill Frisell and slide guitarist Greg Leisz. | 8 p.m., Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., 805/963-0761, lobero.com.
Broadway Christmas Wonderland
Theatre League presents “one of the most delightful and enchanting Christmas shows ever.” This wonderful Christmas celebration features glittering costumes, gorgeous Christmas songs and the highest-kicking chorus girls this side of the North Pole. | 7:30 p.m., Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 805/898-9386, granadasb.org.
All locations are in Santa Barbara unless otherwise noted. For complete event listings, visit sbseasons.com.