Seasonal events, happenings and things to do for January
Join Kenny Broad, an underwater cave explorer and environmental anthropologist who has participated in extreme filming expeditions on every continent, on an adventure into some of the most dangerous and scientifically significant places on earth, as he laughs his way through tales of his triumphs, tragedies and just plain weird experiences. | 3 p.m., UCSB Campbell Hall, 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
El Bracero del Ano
The Granada Theatre and Cine en Domingo Film Series present El Bracero del Ano, a film about the migration of Mexicans to the United States in search of the “American Dream.” | 3 p.m., The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 805/899-2222, granadasb.org.
The classic John Wayne film The Shootist tells the story of J.B. Books, an aging gunfighter diagnosed with cancer who travels to Nevada at the turn of the 20th century. | 7 p.m., The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 805/899-2222, granadasb.org.
Shine a Light
In this documentary film, Martin Scorsese documents the Rolling Stones’ energetic performance at New York’s Beacon Theatre in 2006. | 7 p.m., The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 805/899-2222, granadasb.org.
Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration
Go to Hale: Film Series is a series of specially curated evenings in rock ’n’ roll, courtesy of Hale Milgrim. Here, Milgrim pays tribute to Bob Dylan by presenting highlights from the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration, recorded Oct. 16, 1992 at Madison Square Garden. | 7:25 p.m., Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., 805/963-0761, lobero.com.
Radical Bodies: Anna Halprin, Simone Forti & Yvonne Rainer In CA and NY, 1955–1972
Radical Bodies consists of photographs, videos, original scores and drawings by Anna Halprin, Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer, as well as work inspired by them by such artists as Imogen Cunningham, Robert Rauschenberg, George Brecht, Robert Morris, Jennifer Bornstein and Janine Antoni. | Art, Design & Architecture Museum UCSB, 805/893-2951, museum.ucsb.edu.
The Peking Acrobats
Experts at trick-cycling, precision tumbling, somersaulting and gymnastics, The Peking Acrobats have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics for more than 30 years. | 3 p.m., The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 805/899-2222, granadasb.org.
Saturday Night Fever
The iconic story of Tony, the kid who wants to dance his way to a better life, returns with an all-new live theatrical production of Saturday Night Fever that shares Tony’s love for dancing in spectacular new ways | 7:30 p.m., The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 805/899-2222, granadasb.org.
Story/Time: Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Company
Director and choreographer Bill T. Jones returns to the stage at the center of Story/Time, an acclaimed new work in which Jones creates a collage of dance, music and 70 of his own short stories that fuse the age-old art of storytelling with contemporary movement and music. | 8 p.m., The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 805/899-2222, granadasb.org.
Winter Wine Classic
Santa Barbara becomes the epicenter of the California wine world when one of the largest gatherings ever of California’s ultra-elite-wine-making masters assemble for the 5th annual “Winter Wine Classic.” | Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., 800/936-3126, californiawinefestival.com.
The host of radio shows A Prairie Home Companion and The Writer’s Almanac, the author of several books and the editor of several poetry anthologies, writer and humorist Garrison Keillor shares stories from his journey as one of America’s greatest storytellers. | 3 p.m., The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 805/899-2222, granadasb.org.
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of his iconic album, In the Fiddler’s House, violinist Itzhak Perlman revisits this important personal project featuring Hankus Netsky on saxophone and piano, Andy Statman on clarinet and mandolin, and several other special guests. | 7 p.m., The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 805/899-2222, granadasb.org.
Paul Huang & The Greats
Hailed as a “rising artist” and lauded for his “stylish and polished playing,” Paul Huang showcases his immense talent in a performance of Beethoven’s expansive and groundbreaking Violin Concerto in D. | 7:30 p.m., Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., 805/963-0761, lobero.com.
Tony and Obie award-winning playwright, performer and activist Sarah Jones astounds audiences as she performs excerpts from her new multi-character one-person show, Sell/Buy/Date. | 8 p.m., UCSB Campbell Hall, 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
Part of the National Parks Series, author and presidential historian Douglas Brinkley discusses presidents ranging from Roosevelt to Obama and their influence on the the U.S. National Parks. | 7:30 p.m., UCSB Campbell Hall, 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
Bowers/ERRE—So Close and So Far
Westmont –Ridley-Tree Museum of Art features an exhibition of work by L.A.-based artist Andrea Bowers, who communicates her visions for social justice and political issues through her art and activism. The exhibit includes highlights from Bowers’s oeuvre that powerfully address immigration issues in the U.S. | Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, 955 La Paz Rd., 805/565-6162, westmontmuseum.org.
Teen Dance Star
Teen Dance Star brings Santa Barbara County’s best young dancers across all genres to share the stage for an opportunity to showcase their talents for celebrity judges from TV’s popular show So You Think You Can Dance and vie for a $1,000 cash prize. Proceeds benefit youth scholarships with the Arts Mentorship Program. | 7 p.m., Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., 805/963-0761, teenstar.us/teen-dance-star.
Disney Fantasia Live in Concert
This one-of-a-kind performance includes scenes from Walt Disney’s original Fantasia (1940) and Fantasia (2000), accompanied by a live orchestra concert, to highlight both films’ magnificent repertoires. | 8 p.m., The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 805/899-2222, granadasb.org.
David Wiesner & the Art of Wordless Storytelling
David Wiesner is one of the most highly acclaimed picture book artists in the world. The winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal—for Tuesday in 1992, The Three Pigs in 2002 and Flotsam in 2007—and only the second person in the history of the award to receive it three times, Wiesner has a special exhibition on view at Santa Barbara Museum of Art. | Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St., 805/884-6430, sbma.net.
Joshua Bell & Sam Haywood
Renowned for his passion, restless curiosity and multi-faceted musical interests, violinist Joshua Bell returns to the Santa Barbara stage with pianist Sam Haywood to inspire the audience with his infectious dedication to classical music. | 7 p.m., The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 805/899-2222, granadasb.org.
All locations are in Santa Barbara unless otherwise noted. For complete event listings, visit sbseasons.com.