Through November 18 The Dragon Awakens: Exhibit of George Stuart Manchu Figures
Check out The Dragon Awakens exhibit at the Museum of Ventura Count, and see the one-quarter life-size figures portraying important figures in China during the Manchu Dynasty. Hear the exhibit-related monologues by George Stuart Secrets of the Forbidden City, September 11, and The Last of the Manchus, October 16 at 2 p.m., located at the Martin V. and Martha K. Smith Pavilion. For more information call 805/653-0323.
Through November 3, August: Osage County
Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play about a vanished father, a pill-popping mother and three sisters harboring shady little secrets, August: Osage County comes to Santa Barbara City College Garvin Theatre.
Through November 30 “Objects of Curiosity” by Dan Levin
This show has been extended through November 30 because of it’s great reception in the public. With a wicked sense of humor, Levin integrates objects from the natural world with the detritus of popular culture, along with discarded items that are no longer useful for their original purpose, creating what he calls “singular objects that didn’t exist before.”
Through November 30 Sierra/ East and West
Featuring photography of the Sierra Nevada from Jeff Jones and Marc Muench, this exhibition showcases California’s “Range of Light”
November 1, 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Birgitte Aarestrup Book Signing: 8 Seasons Above the Arctic Circle
Santa Barbara-resident Birgitte Aarestrup has worked as a photographer for over 30 years capturing and freezing moments in time. Never posed, her photographs evoke profound moods and emotions. 8 Seasons Above the Arctic Circlefocuses on her experiences living with the Sámi, the indigenous people of Lapland, Sweden.
November 1, 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Wine Jewelry Chocolate
Exactly as the title says, this CALM event will be filled with three of a woman’s favorite things: wine, jewelry and chocolate.
November 1, 5-7 p.m. Opening Reception for iCAN Fall Art Show
This exhibit features artwork by iCAN student artists grades K-6. Check out the future of the art world with these children’s works.
November 1, 8 p.m. America’s Debt and Deficit Crisis: Issues and Solutions
Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, discuss America’s current financial crisis and their plan to reduce the deficit by $4 trillion over 10 years.
This unique annual conference is a celebration of music that 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 1-3, 8 p.m. Mitchell Thomas’ “Much Ado About Nothing”
Westmont Porter Theatre presents “Much Ado About Nothing” as part of the college’s 75th anniversary celebration. It will feature the work of seven alumni in William Shakespeare’s classic comedy, directed by Mitchell Thomas.
November 2, 7:30 p.m.; November 4, 2:30 p.m. Madame Butterfly
One of the world’s most beloved operas, Madame Butterfly is a story of romance, tradition and sacrifice about a geisha and her romance with a U.S. Naval officer, which never fails to wring the tears from and win the hearts of audiences everywhere with its powerful, achingly beautiful music. This is Puccini at his finest.
November 2, 8 p.m. Peter Feldmann in Concert
Celebrate 50 years of Feldmann’s music, with featured players and guests such as Alastair Greene, Byron Berline, Gilles Apap and Rick Cunha.
November 2, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Night of the Living, Day of the Dead!
Join the museum’s Las Contemporaneas Committee as they host an evening of drinks, decadent delights and dancing in celebration of Day of the Dead. A traditional altar by the Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project and well as artist-created altars are on exhibit that evening, along with a silent auction of shadow box retablos created by local artists including Andrea Vargas, Ricardo Rodriguez, Maribel Hernandez, Xavier Montes and others.
November 2- January 13, One Hundred Acres
Arturo Tello’s newest exhibition takes up residence at the Easton Gallery, showcasing beautiful landscape paintings.
November 2, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum Dia de los Muertos Dinner
Satisfy your senses at the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum’s second iteration of Crave, the Día de los Muertos Dinner on Friday, November 2, from 7-9 p.m. Artist Maria Rendón and Arlington Tavern chef Ron True blend their talents to provide an artistically delicious dinner at CAF. Rendón creates a dynamic art exhibit and environment from which to enjoy True’s culinary delights.
November 2-4, An Evening of Wit, Wisdom and a Whisper of Gossip!
A feast of delicious behind-the-scenes stories providing an intimate portrait of Hollywood’s legendary costume designer, Edith Head.
November 3, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. DramaDogs does CLASS
Learn how to best use your body on stage with Body-Centered Acting classes taught by the acting aficionados at Drama Dogs. This workshop is great for actors, dancers and curious theater enthusiasts.
November 3, 8 p.m. Rising Star Concert Featuring Mak Grgic
World renowned guitarist returns to Westmont as part of the Rising Star Concert Series, performing masterpieces for solo guitar and guitar and cello.
November 3, 6-9 p.m. AGITPROP: Political Art in California Artist Reception
To coincide with the 2012 general election, AGITPROP consists of politcally themed works by fifteen artists. Richard Ross will also be signing his new book, Juvenile in Justice.
November 3, 7:30 p.m. What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow
Let Kapilow teach you about significant musical passages in Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, where he’ll slow down and unravel the music for the audience. After a brief intermission, prepare yourselves for the concerto in full performance, followed by a Q & A.
November 3, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Arts & Altars Exhibit
View artist-created retablos as well as altars created by local artists and by the Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project. Add a personal message to the community altar.
November 3, 3 p.m. Choo-Choo Soul with Genevieve!
Straight from the Disney Channel to Campbell Hall. Get on board with musical artist Genevieve, as she drives her train through fantastical lands while singing kid-friendly hip-hop songs about ABC’s, 1-2-3’s, being polite and more, accompanied by beatboxing engineer D
November 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Day of the Dead Family Sunday
Music, dance performances and crafts for the entire family highlight the last day of the Arts & Altars exhibit.
November 4, 3:30 p.m. Fall Festival of Music
The Fall Festival of Music includes songs, hymns, with settings for organ, piano, and voice.
November 4, 4:30 p.m. FamilyMusik with Rob Kapilow
Bring the gang along to learn about and experience Peter and the Wolf, a concert complete with dancers from PickleShoes Dance Company.
November 4, 7 p.m. Mike Birbiglia’s My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend
In this painfully honest but delightfully funny tour-de-force show, Mike Birbiglia struggles to find reason in an area where it may well be impossible: love. Come along as the Comedy Central and This American Life star shares a lifetime of romantic blunders and miscues that most adults would rather spend a lifetime trying to forget.
November 5, 7:30 p.m. Parisii Quartet: A Celebration of Impressionist Composers
The repertoire of this Paris-based quartet is firmly based in the French impressionist movement. Their program complements SBMA’s ongoing exhibition Van Gogh to Munch and includes a selection of late-19th century pieces, including Tailleferre’s String Quartet, Debussy’s Quartet in G minor, Op. 10 and Franck’s Quartet in D major.
November 5, 7:30 p.m. Kirk Douglas on Film Series: The Vikings
Adventure epic with Douglas as a fearsome Viking prince; Tony Curtis as his secret half-brother; and Janet Leigh as the alluring princess they both are vying for — along with the Northumbrian throne of Britain. Part of the Kirk Douglas on Film Series at UCSB’s Pollock Theatre.
November 7-21 I Fiori del Lago di Como (The Flowers of Lake Como)
Renata Uboldi’s exhibit at the Corridan Gallery showcases the artist’s close-up depictions of the beautiful buds from Lake Como.
November 8-11, OUTrageous Film Festival
A film festival celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.
November 8, 3 p.m. The Frontier of Impact Investing with Naveen Kumar
Join the CEO of Sudiksha Knowledge Solutions for a discussion on the vision, impact and direction of his India-based chain of high quality, affordable preschools.
November 8–9, 8 p.m. Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre’s Hamlet
Following last season’s triumphant appearance, a handful of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre players return in a raw, thrillingly elemental production of Hamlet.
November 8-9, 15-18 The Drowsy Chaperone
Santa Barbara High School drama students recreate the five-time Tony Award-winning musical.
November 9, 7 p.m. Alliance Film Series Presents The Visitor (2007)
When an emotionally stunted college professor finds undocumented workers in his apartment, he gets swept up in life for the first time. A moving tale of love, loss, change and renewal.
November 9-beginning of December Palettes from Paradise
2nd Fridays at Santa Barbara Tennis Club kicks off with an opening reception from 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m., featuring the works of Beda Marc, Efale, Paige Wilson, Jeff Matson, Katie Elliott and Sandy Garred.
November 9-11, 28th Annual Vaquero Show & Sale
Celebrate the lifestyle and renowned horsemanship of the California Vaquero, with demonstrations, local artisans, live music and equestrian information talks.
November 9-25 New Jerusalem
A play by David Ives based on actual fact pitting religion against philosophy, goverment against religion and community against government. New Jerusalem explores the enclave of Sephardic Jews within Amsterdam in the mid-1600s.
November 10, 8 p.m.; November 11, 3 p.m. Santa Barbara Symphony, French Connections
Let the sound of acclaimed flutist Demarre McGill take you to the magical world of the nymph Syrinx and a Faun spending a lazy afternoon. The enchanted flute journey ends with Ibert’s dazzling concerto, but this French theme continues with Saint-Saëns’ masterpiece, the majestic Organ Symphony.
November Santa Barbara Veteran’s Day Weekend Celebrations
Pierre Claeyssens Veteran’s Museum & Library presents a series of events honoring our military heroes.
November 10, 7 a.m.–1 p.m. Marathon
Get a good running start on the weekend as the “Veteran’s Mile” of the Santa Barbara Marathon—the final mile of the marathon—is lined with flags and all veterans are encouraged to line the last mile, from Shoreline Park to Santa Barbara City College’s La Playa Stadium, and cheer the runners to the finish line. Officially sanctioned by the Olympics, this marathon is now in its sixth year. Last year, 5100+ runners from 51 states and 14 countries participated. A vintage WWII army jeep, fondly called “Pierre” from Pierre Claeyssens Veteran’s Museum, leads the marathon, with co-director/navy fighter pilot John Blankenship driving. Runners start at Dos Pueblos High School.
November 10, 2 p.m. Veteran’s Day Concert
Produced by Marilyn Gilbert and Nathan Rundlett, this free concert features Westmont Orchestra, Inner Light Community Gospel Choir, San Marcos High School’s award-winning choir and more, including military speakers and local politicians.
November 10—17, 5:30 p.m. Annual Military Ball
On this date 236 years ago, the Marine Corps was formed. Now that’s a Semper Fi moment. Celebrate at this formal dinner-dance devoted to honoring all veterans of foreign wars for their devotion and service. Festivities include a cocktail hour reception, dinner, dancing to live music, an awards ceremony and more.
November 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The Artful Recluse: Celebrating Nature through Calligraphic Chinese Painting and Mixed Media Art Making
Studio art class for adults guiding you through two projects inspired by The Artful Recluse exhibit: a traditional Chinese scroll or painted fan (with calligraphic brushwork) and a more contemporary art piece.
November 10, 7 p.m. 22nd Unbirthday Benefit Bash
Join Center Stage Theater and special guests Area 51 for a night of cool drinks, delicious nibbles and treats, a raffle, live dance music and more. All proceeds benefit Center Stage Theater’s annual fundraising efforts.
November 10, 8 p.m. Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight!
The Lobero Live presents Hal Holbrook in a one-man Broadway show, where he portrays Mark Twain as a 70-year-old humorist who skewers politicians, newspapermen and so-called patriots. He comments on slavery, religion and politics, throwing in satire and comic references to life on the Mississippi. Take an intimate look at the famed author and American treasure.
November 10-11 Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Museum & Library‘s Special Events Weekend
Get patriotic this Veterans Day Weekend and don your red, white and blue to honor our veterans. Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Museum and Library hosts a weekend full of events throughout Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11. The weekend includes three free community events - marathon, concert and parade, as well as the 17th annual Military Ball on Saturday evening.
November 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden‘s Living Among the Oaks: Lessons From California’s First People
Cooler winds, leaves changing, knit hats and scarves – come welcome autumn with Santa Barbara Botanic Garden’s special celebration of the changing season. Living Among the Oaks: Lessons From California’s First People.
November 11, 12:30 p.m. Veteran’s Day Parade
Members from all of the armed forces will be present and accounted for, including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, SeeBees, UCSB’s ROTC Surfrider Battalion and Merchant Marines, with a special fly-over of vintage and modern aircraft. This favorite annual celebration of our veterans starts at Sola and State streets and heads down State St. to Cabrillo Blvd., where it turns right and ends at the Veterans Memorial Building.
November 11, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Studio Sundays on the Front Steps
Explore a new artistic medium and participate in hands-on workshops, gaining inspiration from the Museum’s permanent collection or special exhibitions. Mediums could include clay, metal, ink, wood, photography and paper.
November 11, 3 p.m. Jim Brickman LIVE! in Concert
A two-time Grammy nominated, platinum-selling pianist and songwriter, Jim Brickman brings his engaging stage presence to the Lobero Theatre in one of the most entertaining and romantic concerts of the year. The mood and the music will be sure to touch the heart and transport fans’ imaginations with its perfect balance between emotional, musical intimacy, compelling storytelling and audience interaction.
November 11, 5:30 p.m. Human Rights Watch Annual Dinner
This year, Human Rights Watch honors Salah Marghani from Libya and Abbé Benoît Kinalegu from the Democratic Republic for their contributions towards human rights in Africa.
The regional premiere of this play brings to life the intense and controversial interactions among Brutus, Cassius and Cicero leading up to the assassination of Julius Caesar.
November 12, Setting Your Art Up As A Business
Join Art Without Limits for a workshop on how best to sell yourself as an artist.
November 13, 8 p.m. Powder Keg in the Middle East
This free talk with Jeremy Ben-Ami, president of Washington-based J Street, will include a discussion of the current situation in the Middle East and how the results of the recent election could present new opportunities for peace.
November 14, 5:30-7 p.m. Hospice of Santa Barbara Welcomes Artist James Petrucci
The Hospice of Santa Barbara hosts James Petrucci and his exhibition “beneath the surface.” It kicks off with a wine and cheese open house reception in the Leigh Block Gallery.
November 14–18, November 28–December 1, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
One of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies comes to the Santa Barbara City College Jurkowitz Theatre for a production featuring talented student actors. For more information click here.
November 15, 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. National Philanthropy Day Celebration and Awards Luncheon
First held locally in 1987, National Philanthropy Day recognizes the great contributions of philanthropy – and those people active in the philanthropic community who have enriched our world. The 2012 award winners will be honored in the areas of philanthropy, volunteerism and professional fundraising. For information, please contact Lora Barker at 805/690-6215.
November 15, 5 p.m. “Echoes of War”: The Combat Veteran in the Criminal Justice System
A free presentation on the effects of post traumatic stress disorder on combat veterans, hosted by Brockton D. Hunter, and expert on the disorder.
November 15, 7 p.m. Kirk Douglas on Film Series: Spartacus
Douglas stars in the Oscar-winning epic tale of Spartacus, the indomitable slave-turned-gladiator, who led a revolt against the corrupt Roman Empire. Free wine and cheese reception at intermission. Part of the Kirk Douglas on Film Series at UCSB’s Pollock Theatre.
November 15, 7 p.m. Town Hall Discussion: Homeless… Can You Spare a Dime?
A town hall, conversation-like meeting with leaders from different sectors of the community who work together to help those who are homeless.
November 15-17, 7:00 p.m. A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Dos Pueblos High School students act in Shakespeare’s famous play about love and magical beings in Elings Park.
November 15-17, 7 p.m. Antigone
San Marcos High School students act in this classic retelling of the Sophocles tragedy where the expectation of obedience to authority is challenged by the young niece of the King of Thebes.
November 16, 5:30- 7:30 p.m. Drinking with the Moon
Inspired by the exhibition, the timeless poetry of Li Po, and in the spirit of the gatherings of poets and scholars, this intimate event for 300 guests will recreate an evening with the literati. Wine sampling, poetry reading and impromptu composition, brush painting demonstration, authentic food, music and dance all under the influence of the reluctant moon.
November 16, 7 p.m. Alliance Film Series Presents Moonlight Mile (2002)
After a couple loses their only child in a random shooting, they take in her fiance. Each copes with grief in his/her own way and with surprising results. Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon and Jakes Gyllenhaal star.
November 16-17, 7 p.m. Law and Order: Fairy Tale Unit
A play by students at Santa Barbara Junior High School.
November 17-18 16th Annual Holiday Home Look In
A cherished holiday tradition of the Ojai Festivals Women’s Committee, the tour welcomes guests to visit four distinctive Ojai Valley homes adorned with unique trimmings that celebrate the art of living and reflect the lifestyle of the homeowners. This year’s tour presents homes that show off its own take on Ojai living —relaxed with an eye toward the harmony of nature, art and design. The event benefits the Ojai Music Festival.
November 17, 10 a.m. 80,000 Poinsetta Nursery Tour
Head to a Santa Paula wholesale nursery for the chance to see 80,000 poinsettas and 100,000 cyclamen in bloom. Tours offered by DoRight’s Flower Growers.
November 17, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., November 18 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. American Girl Fashion Show
Junior League of Santa Barbara hosts their sixth annual American Girl Fashion show, with more than 100 local girls and matching dolls walking the runway. All proceeds go towards promoting youth literacy throughout Santa Barbara County.
November 17, 7 p.m. Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart in Concert
See husband and wife duo Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart at St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church as they perform their blues, pop, country and rock fusion of music.
November 17, Holiday Open House at Artiste Wines
Get all your shopping done in one day at this open house, offering new holiday gift sets and merchandise, plus live music, food pairings, an ongoing wine blending workshop and tastings.
November 17, 8 p.m. Eddie Izzard
One of the foremost stand-up comics of his generation, British comedian Eddie Izzard gleefully weaves absurd, surreal and uproariously funny narratives from the stuff of everyday life. Called “the lost Python” by John Cleese, the two-time Emmy-winning comic and cult star of HBO’s Dress to Kill has sold out venues from London’s West End to Madison Square Garden.
November 17, 8 p.m. Boney James
Considered one of the most influential jazz musicians of his generation, Boney James brings his signature soulful grooves to The Granada for an evening of contemporary jazz brilliance. “His music is muscular and gritty, whereas most smooth jazz has all the texture and complexity of a cue ball.” (Boston Globe)
November 17, 8 p.m. John McEuen and Sons Featuring Nathan & Jonathan McEuen + Jake Armerding
Sings Like Hell presents Nitty Gritty Dirt Band banjoist John McEuen and his sons in what’s sure to be a dynamic performance. Lobero Theatre.
November 17, 12:00 p.m.-5 :00 p.m. Kimono Trunk Show
Kanako Fukase was born in Kochi, Japan on the island of Shikoku. After having spent many years as a professional graphic designer in Japan, she moved to the U.S. and currently resides in Santa Barbara. Her current focus is designing and creating charming hand-made Japanese-style jewelry and accessories made of traditional kimono.
November 17, 8:30 a.m. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Conference for Girls
Learn about the STEM fields in a fun, inspiring and motivational day, emphasizing the importance of women in these fields. The key note speaker will be Dr. Anita Sengupta, a NASA scientist who worked on the Mars Curiosity Rover.
November 18, 2:00 p.m. A Journey Through Paper Art, Lecture by Artist BiJian Fan
Artist BiJian Fan of Camarillo takes his admirers on a journey through the history of paper and paper arts in China, as well as the modern techniques and cutting edge materials he uses in his kinetic sculptures.
November 18, 2:30 p.m. Establishing Authenticity in Traditional Chinese Painting
Lecture by Stephen Little about the key issues and techniques involved in the connoisseurship of Chinese painting.
November 18, 7:30 p.m. Jamie Green and SoulAviv
Singer-songwriter Jamie Green teams up with Jewish soul-gospel band SoulAviv for a night of four-part harmonies and feel-good music.
November 18 Shop for AHA!
Get a jump start on holiday shopping and support local businesses, both while benefitting the amazing work of AHA! Hawthorn at Padaro Beach and Waxing Poetic in Summerland will donate 10% of all sales to AHA!, an organization that support teens in need.
November 19, 7:30 p.m. Timon of Athens in National Theatre Live!
Watch brilliant British theatre on the big screen with Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens, a strange fable of consumption, debt and ruin, with Simon Russell Beale as the title role.
Acclaimed author Paul Tough discusses his new book called How Children Succeed, talking about how standardized test scores, IQs and the amount of information they know does not always equal success. Book signing to follow the event.
November 22, 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Smash
Get the kids out of the house on Thanksgiving Day and come to the zoo for a smashing good time! Watch as elephants, gorillas, and other animals play and interact with pumpkins.
November 24, 12:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. Katya Glass Trunk Show
Katya Glass is an artisan-crafted collection of fused glass and sterling jewelry designed by Sausalito-based Katya Wittenstein. Her European heritage and interest in poetry, history, ancient and modern style evolution is visible in her designs―including earrings, necklaces, pendants, bracelets, cuffs, rings, pendants, and more―from the shape of sculpted metallic settings to the curve, arc, and glisten of the luminous glass that is always the center of her work.
November 24, 2 p.m. Conversations in Tusculum
Playwright Richard elson brings to life the intense and controversial interactions among Brutus, Cassius and Cicero leading up to the assassination of Julius Caesar.
November 25–December 16, 3:30 p.m. Advent Organ Series
Come to Trinity Church four Sundays before Christmas. The 29th annual series offeres a time for reflection, jubilation, and anticipation featuring concert artists.
November 26, 8 p.m. Thomas Jefferson- The Art of Power
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham discusses his new book Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the event.
November 26, 8:30 p.m. Novemberfest Opens with post-Polka
Muddy Waters Coffee House hosts the avant-polka band post-Polka (a subsidiary of Headless Household) as a part of their second annual Novemberfest.
November 27, COME IN with Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra
Join violin soloist Saeka Matsuyama for an internationally inspired concert, featuring the works of Janacek, Bach, Grieg and Martynov.
November 28, 8 p.m. Shen Wei Dance Arts
Hailed as “startlingly imaginative” by New York Times, Shen Wei Dance Arts is devoted to the creation of innovative dance forms for the 21st century. A seamless fusion of Chinese opera, painting, dance and music with Western performance arts.
November 28, 5 p.m. Westmont 11th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
The Pickle Tree will be lit amongst hundreds of Westmont students, faculty, staff and alumni on Kerrwood Lawn. Enjoy warm apple cider, Christmas carols, the annual Pickle Tree address, cookies and photos with Santa at this free and open-to-the-public event.
November 28, 7:30 p.m. The Songs and Words of Hope and Freedom
Singer-songwriter Holly Near and actor Mike Farrell, both activists, will share their songs and words about the inspirational history of social change.
November 28, 8 p.m. Charles Bradley & the Menahan Street Band
A testament to the power of perseverance, Brooklyn-based singer Charles Bradley is a commanding soul artist who gives new meaning to the phrase “the voice of experience.” After 48 years in the business, Bradley received rave reviews for his striking debut album, No Time for Dreaming, and his Bonnaroo and Newport Folk Festival appearances.
November 29, 8 p.m. Susan Cain
In an increasingly hyper-social and extroverted world, New York Times best-selling author and acclaimed TED speaker Susan Cain shifts our focus to help us reconsider the role of introverts, outlining their many strengths and vital contributions. Her 2012 book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, draws on the latest in neuroscience and psychology, as well as her original research.
November 29, 8 p.m. Under the Streetlamp
The quartet sensation that gave us “Jersey Boys” comes back together with the mantra “Retro never sounded so now,” bringing the repertoire of 50s, 60s and 70s radio songs to the stage.
November 29, 9 p.m. World Party
World Party, a British pop/alternative rock band known for the song “Ship of Fools” plays SOhO Restaurant and Music Club.
November 29, 5-8 p.m. Lolë Pop Up Shop in Santa Barbara
Bring a gentle used winter coat to this lovely pop-up shop, where it will be sold for a minimum donation of $20 to benefit Feeding America.
November 29, 6:30 p.m. Santa Barbara Dance Alliance Awards Ceremony
In honor of thirteen amazing young dancers, the Santa Barbara Dance Alliance will host their Scholarship Awards Ceremony and holiday party. The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. and the ceremony will begin at 8 p.m. at The Loft at 48 Helena Street, Santa Barbara, located in the Funk Zone.
November 30, Milo Greene
The LA indie-pop quintet graces the Velvet Jones stage in support of their recent debut album, Milo Greene. Milo Greene has toured with the Civil Wars and has performed on the Late Show with David Lettermen.
November 30-Dec 2 Westmont Christmas Festival
Three days of performances of Angels’ songs by talented singers. Songs range from French masters to contemporaries.
November 30, 6:30 p.m. 60th Annual Downtown Holiday Parade
Start the holiday season off with a glitzy and de-lightful parade down State Street. The parade will include marching bands, holiday floats, performance groups, local personalities and the annual arrival of Santa Claus.
November 30, 7 p.m. Alliance Film Series Presents On Golden Pond (1981)
Elderly, brusque English professor gains zest for life despite growing forgetfulness as he reconciles with his daughter. Features Jane Fonda and Oscar-winning performances by Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn.
November 30, 4-6 p.m. “The Hill Baron’s Kitchen” Book Signing
Avid readers, chefs, foodies alike! Come sip a little bubbly at the book signing of Sherry Stockwell’s “The Hill Baron’s Kitchen” Friday, November 30 from 4-6 p.m. The event will take place at the Tecolote Book Shop in Upper Montecito Village, 1470 East Valley Road, Santa Barbara.
Gaucho alum Captain Alex Newsom will return to UCSB to discuss his personal history, the application of leadership in the military and the actions that led to his awarding of the Silver Star in 2007.
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