SEASONAL EVENTS, HAPPENINGS AND THINGS TO DO FOR NOVEMBER 2017
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
One of Israel’s oldest and most influential cultural institutions, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1936 as an “orchestra of soloists,” made up of first-chair Jewish-European musicians who had lost their positions. | 7 p.m., Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St., 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
Through the Looking Glass
A compelling new work inspired by Lewis Carroll’s book premieres at Lobero Theatre for one night only. Alice’s world comes to life through intricately woven choreography by Meredith Cabaniss, Devyn Duex and Karyn Laver, an original score by Adam Phillips and visual art by Shelby Lynn Joyce. | 8 p.m., Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., 805/963-0761, lobero.org.
CALM at Heart: Fostering Love
Join Child Abuse Listening Mediation for a fun afternoon to celebrate and reflect on the healing work of CALM. | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club, 1260 Channel Dr., calm4kids.org/events/calm-at-heart-2.
Dia de los Muertos Tour
Three of today’s hottest alt-Latino groups—La Santa Cecilia, Mexrrissey and Mariachi Flor de Toloache—come together for the first time, showcasing the exciting and diverse sounds of Mexican music. | 8 p.m., Campbell Hall, UCSB, 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
Nov 3, 4, 6
Wonders of Weaving 5th Annual Arts & Crafts Sale
Gorgeous hand-made items, including hand-woven, knitted, felted and unique items for home and family, are for sale at the 5th Annual WoW Sale. Proceeds benefit the Wonders of Weaving class (WoW), a floor loom class offered by Santa Barbara City College’s Center for Lifelong Learning. | Noon–7 p.m., Santa Barbara Public Market, 38 W. Victoria St., 805/770-7702, sbfiberarts.org.
Nov 3, 5
Manon by Jules Massenet
This scandalous story of love, lust and greed became an instant sensation in 18th-century Paris. Opera Santa Barbara brings it to life once more in a sumptuous production featuring a large talented cast and orchestra and “the most magnificent costumes” it has ever put on stage. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. | Fri. 7:30 p.m., Sun.t 2:30 p.m., Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 805/899-2222, operasb.org.
21st Annual Military Ball
Celebrate the 21st annual Military Ball with Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Museum. The keynote speaker is Medal of Honor recipient and Vietnam veteran Jack Jacobs. | 5 p.m., The Fess Parker, a Doubletree by Hilton Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., pcvf.org.
One of today’s most playful and tech-savvy bands, pop-rock pioneers OK Go are known as much for their ambitious single-take videos as their colorful songs. | 7 p.m., Campbell Hall, UCSB, 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
Violinist Leila Josefowicz captivates audiences with her technically precise and emotionally resonant performances. One of today’s preeminent soloists, she performs with the world’s most prestigious orchestras and conductors. | 7 p.m., Hahn Hall, 1070 Fairway Rd., 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
The Knights with Kinan Azmeh and Avi Avital
Trailblazing Israeli mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital and soulful Syrian clarinetist/composer Kinan Azmeh team with The Knights for a performance that is nothing short of electric. | 7 p.m., Campbell Hall, UCSB, 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
Nov 9–Dec. 23
In this hilarious modern-day fairytale based on two Disney hit movies, a mother and daughter really see what it is to be a family and experience each other’s lives first-hand, if only for a day. Freaky Friday is a delightfully entertaining musical for anyone with a perfectly imperfect family. | Marian Theatre, 800 S. College Dr., Santa Maria, 805/922-8313, pcpa.org.
Michael McDonald and Friends
Join Michael McDonald and friends to celebrate The Rhythmic Arts Program and 20 years of service to friends with intellectual and developmental differences, both locally and globally. | 8 p.m., Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., 805/963-0761, lobero.org.
Veterans Day Ceremony
Honor America’s veterans by joining Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1649 and Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation at the moving one-hour ceremony at Santa Barbara Cemetery. A keynote speaker and special appearance by Santa Barbara Choral Society serve as a tribute to all veterans. | 10 a.m., Santa Barbara Cemetery, 901 Channel Dr., pcvf.org.
Una Noche de Estrellas
Join Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) at its annual celebration, Una Noche de Estrellas (A Night of Stars). Proceeds benefit SBTHP’s historic preservation and educational programs that bring alive the history of Santa Barbara. | 6 p.m., Casa de la Guerra, 5 E. De la Guerra St., 805/965-0093, sbthp.org/estrellas.
Juilliard String Quartet
Known through its performances and recordings as the quintessential American string quartet, Juilliard String Quartet returns with new cellist Astrid Schween. | 8 p.m., Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., 805/966-4324, lobero.org.
Santa Barbara Veterans Parade
This star-spangled event includes a mix of entertainment and heartfelt military tributes, complete with WWII vehicles and re-enactors, a Huey helicopter and historic military aircraft flyovers. Scouts pass out free flags to people along the route to wave as the parade rolls by, and attendees are encouraged to bring picnics or check out the food trucks. | Noon, State Street, pcvf.org.
Patriot Parachute Team Skydive Performance
Follow the parade down state street to Veterans Memorial Building to watch in awe as skydiving members of Patriot Parachute Team—a team of active-duty SEALS and retired SEALS—perform in the sky above the waterfront and land spectacularly on Cabrillo Boulevard. | 1:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Building, 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd., pcvf.org.
Voices for Justice Human Rights Watch Annual Dinner
For more than 35 years, Human Rights Watch has been at the forefront of the international human rights movement, investigating human rights abuses and exposing the truth to create deep-rooted change. Support their important work at this annual benefit dinner. | 5:30 p.m., The Fess Parker, a Doubletree by Hilton Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., HRW.org/santa-barbara.
The Robert Cray Band
Blues guitarist Robert Cray, a five-time Grammy winner and Blues Hall of Famer, is one of his generation’s great musical storytellers. | 8 p.m., Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., 805/963-0761, lobero.org.
Piano star Seong-Jin Cho attracted worldwide attention in 2015 when he won the International Chopin Piano Competition, one of the most prestigious piano competitions in the world. Now his rapidly expanding career brings Cho to the U.S. | 7 p.m., Hahn Hall, 1070 Fairway Rd., 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
An internationally acclaimed interpreter of traditional Arabic sounds, Simon Shaheen’s soaring technique, melodic ingenuity and unparalleled grace have put him at the forefront of contemporary Arabic music. | 8 p.m., Campbell Hall, UCSB, 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
Presidential historian Jon Meacham is one of America’s most prominent public intellectuals. A brilliant speaker with deep knowledge of politics and current affairs, Meacham discusses the transformation and progression of presidential powers. | 7:30 p.m., Campbell Hall, UCSB, 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
Camerata Pacifica: Prokofiev & Messiaen
Camerata Pacifica presents Prokofiev’s “Violin Sonata No. 1 in F Minor“ and Messiaen’s haunting and otherworldly “Quartet for the End of Time.” Featured performers include clarinetist Bil Jackson, violinist Giora Schmidt, cellist Ani Aznavoorian and pianist Gilles Vonsattel. | 7:30 p.m., Hahn Hall, 1070 Fairway Rd., 805/893-3535, cameratapacifica.org.
Imago Theatre presents La Belle, an imaginative love story set in the engine room of a 1920s steamship. This marvelously inventive production conjures up a deliciously detailed and tactile wonderland filled with intricate gears, handmade machines and mischievous fairies run by both machines and puppeteers. | 3 p.m., Campbell Hall, UCSB, 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
Dream Foundation’s 2017 Dreamland Gala
This 16th annual fundraiser for the nation’s largest and oldest wish-granting organization for adults is an amazing celebration benefiting the Dreamers of the Dream Foundation and honoring the dreams that have touched lives, creating lasting memories and provided peace, comfort and closure at the end of life’s journey. | 5:30 p.m., Bacara Resort & Spa, 8301 Hollister Ave., Goleta, 855/968-0100, dreamfoundation.org.
Pablo Sáinz Villegas
After captivating local audiences in 2016, classical guitar virtuoso Pablo Sáinz Villegas returns by popular demand as the Santa Barbara Symphony’s first-ever Artist-in-Residence! | Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m., Granada Theater, 1214 State St., 805/899-2222, thesymphony.org.
The Carnival of the Animals
The Carnival of the Animals is the ultimate in family music fun. This delightful music fantasy features a succession of tuneful creatures—large and small—and a total of 14 brief and humorous movements that are perfect for the whole family to enjoy together. | 3 p.m., Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 805/899-2222, thesymphony.org.
Winner of the 2006 Tony Award for best musical, Jersey Boys tells the story of how Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons went from being unknown New Jersey kids to international pop superstars. | 7:30 p.m., Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 805/899-2222, theaterleague.com.
La Arcada Christmas Walk
Get ready to get in the mood for the holidays! The spirit of Christmas—both past and present—is alive and well at this favorite annual celebration taking place on Wednesday, November 29, from 5–8 p.m. The charming, historic holiday open house has all the trimmings of the season, including twinkling lights, costumed carolers, refreshments and the chance to tell Santa what a good boy or girl you’ve been this year (and even snap a photo if you’ve been really, really good!). In its 23rd year, the La Arcada Christmas Walk is a festive way to start the holiday season, and spend time with the whole family in a beautiful setting wandering down the enchanting, tree filled courtyard as it is transformed into a winter wonderland. | La Arcada, 1114 State St., laarcadasantabarbara.com.
Nov 30–Dec. 17
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
For the holiday season, Ensemble Theatre Company presents Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, a charming holiday play and a clever, captivating comedy of manners that will delight Austen aficionados and newcomers alike. | New Vic Theater, 33 W. Victoria St., 805/965-5400, etcsb.org.
All locations are in Santa Barbara unless otherwise noted. For complete event listings, visit sbseasons.com.