Through February 3, Sullivan Goss 4th annual 1oo Grand exhibition
100 works of art will be offered for $1,000 or less, an event conceived as a way to bring artists and collectors together for the holidays. The exhibition begins Saturday, December 1 and runs through Sunday, February 3.
Through February 3, 5:30-9 p.m. Film Feast at Wine Cask
In conjunction with SBIFF, Wine Cask is offering moviegoers an amazing Film Feast menu while Intermezzo Bar + Café hosts Sideways movie screening and wine party.
Through February 24, Rubicon Theatre Presents Food Confessions
This hilarious and saucy new comedy, written by Nancy Nufer, continues with the company’s Our Town/Your Theatre initiative. It weaves together stories about our own appetite with the appetites of people we love. The end result is a unique way of looking at life, love, why we’re hungry and what we’re really hungry for.
Through June 2, Robin Gowen‘s “Night Must Wait” at Sullivan Goss
Celebrated for her ability to depict the brilliance of California’s rolling hills, Robin Gowen’s new exhibition, ”Night Must Wait,” is on viewing at Sullivan Goss through Sunday, June 2.
February 1-2 Santa Barbara New Wish Granter Training
Come learn how to make wishes come true by becoming a wish granter through Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties. Registration deadline is January 11.
February 1–22 Jeepers Creepers!
Santa Barbara City College Art Department faculty member Christopher Ulivo shows paintings and his fantastic puppets at Atkinson Gallery.
February 1-2, Fri. 8 p.m. and Sat. 2 & 8 p.m. Kinesis 2013
Santa Barbara Dance Alliance performs several original works by different local choreographers, in genres such as Contemporary, Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz and Modern Dance.
February 1-17, Ramona Quimby
OYES actors and actresses perform this play by Len Jenkins based on the novels by Beverly Cleary.
February 2, 10 a.m. Native Plants and Pollinators – A Vital Partnership
Denise Knapp, the Garden’s new Conservation Manager, explores the fascinating world of plant-pollinator adaptations and their diverse relationships. She discusses the documented decline of pollinators and presents native plants as solutions, which will be accompanied by a walk through the beautiful grounds.
February 2, 6 p.m. Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Foundation Tiara Ball
Support critical care services at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital by attending the annual Tiara Ball black-tie gala, featuring a gourmet dinner and dancing to “Impulse.”
February 5, 8 p.m. An Evening with Lisa Ling
A former correspondent for CNN, co-host of The View and now host of Our America on Oprah Winfrey Network, acclaimed journalist Lisa Ling has shed light on harsh realities and championed true heroes. In this compelling talk, Ling shares stories from her high-profile media career and explains how journalism can be a force for positive social change, leading us to become engaged world citizens.
February 5, 7 a.m. IHOP‘s National Pancake Day
IHOP invites guests to enjoy free buttermilk pancakes to kickoff fundraising year for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and celebrate the charity’s 30th Anniversary. Free pancakes until 10 a.m.!
February 6, 8 p.m. Simon Shaheen Quintet: Arab Traditional and Contemporary Music
Simon Shaheen dazzles his listeners as he deftly leaps from traditional Arabic sounds to jazz and Western classical styles, earning him international acclaim as a virtuoso on the oud and violin. With a quintet of master musicians, he performs a program of classical Arabic repertoire, including a few original compositions.
February 7–24 The Liar
A hilarious adaptation of the 17th-century comedy by Corneille about a debonair and charming pathological liar who falls in love…with the wrong woman. Told in rhyming couplets, The Liar is a laugh-filled modern twist on classic farce.
February 7, 10 a.m. Natural History of Cachuma Lake Boat Tour
Park Naturalist Liz Gaspar gives a special tour aboard the Osprey, a 30-passenger pontoon boat. View the wildlife, see the different habitats, explore the lake and enjoy the view of the amazing Santa Ynez and San Rafael Mountains. Bring a picnic lunch to eat by the lake.
February 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Family 1st Thursdays- Hanging Sculptures
Get hands-on with the SB Museum of Art by creating a collection of hollow and solid hanging symbols, made from a variety of mediums such as wire, foil, filament, modeling compound and metallic acrylic paint.
February 7, 7:30 p.m. Bike Move’s “Bici Love” Pre-Valentine’s Day Bike Ride and Shop Warming Party
Join Bike Moves on a flirtatious yet romantic pre-Valentine’s Day bike ride: “Bici Love!” Following the pleasure cruise is a shop warming party to welcome the new home of the SB Bike Coalition and Bici Centro’s do-it-yourself bike shop.
February 8-9, 7 p.m. Dance Teachers Gone Wild!
Faculty from local dance studios come together to strut their stuff. Teachers donate their time and talent for a good cause, ultimately to support their students or an organization. In this family-friendly show, you can see a little bit of everything, from jazz and hip-hop to classical ballet and contemporary.
February 8, 7:30 p.m. 12th Annual Frank K. Kelly Lecture on Humanity’s Future Featuring Dennis Kucinich
US House of Representatives’s Dennis Kucinich, who was also a presidential contender for the past two elections, discusses the future of our world in conjunction with the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.
February 8, 7:30 p.m. Schoolhouse Music Evening
The second Schoolhouse Music concert at St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church features pianist Sergio Gallo in an evening of classical mastery.
February 8, 6-8 p.m. Richard Schloss: “California Light and Color” Art Exhibit
Richard Schloss will host an artist’s reception at 6 p.m. in conjunction with Easton Gallery’s exhibition “California Light and Color.” Schloss will conduct a talk the following day, February 9, at 2 p.m.
February 8 & 9, 7 p.m. Luna Madre Music Presents MOYO, “Heart” The Musical
Come support Community Film Studio in an evening of inspiration, creativity and community while viewing Linda Newlin’s Moyo “Heart” – A Musical Journey. The film was made by hundreds of local volunteers, and will inspire you to love yourself and shine for the world.
February 8 & 9, 7 p.m. Dance Teachers Gone Wild Dance Concert
Santa Barbara Dance Arts presents a collaborative dance concert to benefit its partner non-profit, Arts Mentorship Program.
February 9, 12–5 p.m. Celebrate Love Trunk Show
Join Sarah Oliver and Biellafiore Handmade Greeting Cards for this love-themed trunk show, offering recycled and vegetable-based ink greeting cards and unique handbags.
February 9, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friendship Center Festival of Hearts
Enjoy live music, local wines, a delicious luncheon, and live and silent auctions, including Heart-Art created by local artists and celebrities for this 14th annual event. All proceeds go to Friendship Center’s H.E.A.R.T. (Help Elders At Risk Today) Program, which subsidizes the cost of services for low-income elders and their families.
February 9, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Julia Michelle Dawson Book Signing
Join Julia for Champagne and Sabrage at the Tecolote Book Shop, where she will be signing her book Geneva: A Novel of International Intrigue. Features Goat Bubbles from Flying Goat Cellars and Christofle Saber from Coast 2 Coast.
February 9, 5:30 p.m. Feel Like A Star
Join the Page Youth Center for a night of cocktails, dinner, entertainment awards and a performance by Area 51 band. Celebrate the upcoming Academy Awards by wearing your best “star” attire. All proceeds benefit Page Youth Center.
February 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dance Center Winter Showcase
Celebrate the season with the Santa Barbara Dance Center’s Winter Showcase as owner David Alvarez and instructors put on a show full of ballroom, Latin, salsa, hula, and world dance styles. Invite a friend and take part in some dancing of your own and enjoy free refreshments. Tickets are available at the door.
February 9, 7– 10 p.m. Care4Paws’ FurEver Valentine Friendraiser
Come raise money for Santa Barbara animals in need by attending the Care4Paws fundraiser at Oreana Winery. Care4Paws is committed addressing animal overpopulation and keeping animals out of shelters.
February 9–10, 8 p.m. Firebird
Santa Barbara Symphony joins forces with State Street Ballet for Stravinsky’s explosive Firebird. Principal harpist Michelle Temple opens with an impressionist masterpiece by Debussy, followed by Brahms’ third.
February 9, 1 p.m. Young Minds to Compete at Math Contest
Ten high school teams will flex their mathematical muscles at the 26th annual High School Mathematics Contest at Westmont. The contest includes written exams and a fast-paced team competition with buzzers. Bake your brain with numbers!
February 9, 8 p.m. Sparkle: CAF’s 16th Annual Valentine’s Day Benefit
Celebrating a season of romance and grace, Sparkle boasts a raffle with items of sensual delight, a live DJ, photo booth and Valentine art-making. Enjoy an evening in the spirit of love or check out the current exhibits at CAF!
February 9, 8 p.m. A Tour Through the World of Concert Flute Music: Folk Music in Classical Repertoire
Classical couple Andrea and Neil Di Maggio come to Westmont’s Deane Chapel to perform their favorite pieces on flute and piano. Choosing songs that represent the composer’s homeland and cultural traditions, their folk music will provide a connection to standard folk music today.
February 10, 3 p.m. A Brown Bear, a Moon, and a Caterpillar: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle
Featuring evocative music, stunning visual effects and cutting-edge puppetry, this live stage show celebrates three of author Eric Carle’s most beloved children’s books: The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me.
February 10, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Studio Sundays on the Front Steps- Egg Tempera: Faiym Mummy
Join SB Museum of Art for an arts and crafts day, where you’ll mix powdered pigments with egg yolks, then paint a Faiyum-style portrait.
February 10, 2 p.m. and 11, 7:30 p.m. Stories from the New Yorker
Join Joe Spano, Nancy Kawalek and Tom Hinshaw as they recite recent stories from the New Yorker, including Means of Suppressing Demonstrations (Shani Boianjiu), The Stone Mattress (Margaret Atwood) and Proxy Marriage (Maile Meloy).
February 10, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Neal Graffy Book Signing
Meet local author Neal Graffy as he signs your copy of his latest book, ”Santa Barbara Then and Now,” released just the day before!
February 10, 7 p.m. Zero to 100: The Lakey Peterson Story
Filmmaker Aaron Lieber presents the remarkable tale of professional surfer Lakey Peterson in the premiere of his new film at the Lobero Theatre. This true, inspirational story will have you laughing and crying as you get an intimate look into the life of this female surfer. The evening will include live music from the soundtrack, followed by the screening.
February 11, 8 p.m. Christian Tetzlaff, Violin
An artist known for musical integrity, technical assurance and compelling interpretations, Christian Tetzlaff is internationally recognized as one of the great violinists of his generation. He has performed and recorded a broad spectrum of repertoire and frequently collaborates with distinguished artists including Leif Ove Andsnes, Lars Vogt and his Tetzlaff Quartet.
February 11, 8 p.m. David B. Agus, M.D. The End of Illness
Can we live robustly until our last breath? Dr. David B. Agus, one of the world’s leading cancer doctors and New York Times best-selling author of The End of Illness, challenges long-held wisdom and dismantles misperceptions about what “health” means. Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures. Campbell Hall.
February 12, Hats Off, Masks On! Lobero Theatre Associates Annual Luncheon
Join Santa Barbara’s Oscar and Grammy award-winning lyricist Norman Gimbel and the Lobero Theatre Associates for a Mardi Gras-themed luncheon where hats and masks are the dress code. All proceeds benefit the Encore: Lobero campaign.
February 12, 6 p.m. Open Call with Larry Keigwin at the Lobero Theater
Come audition with Keigwin + Company for a chance to star in a Santa Barbara community music video starring professional and amateur dancers. All ages are invited to the open call for a unique dance experience.
February 12, 8 p.m. An Evening With Margaret Atwood
A giant of modern literature and a speculative fiction icon, Margaret Atwood has anticipated, satirized and even changed the popular preconceptions of our time. Both serious-minded and wickedly funny, she is uniquely adored by readers and critics worldwide. In more than 40 books, from classics like The Handmaid’s Tale andThe Blind Assassin to her recent novel The Year of the Flood, the Booker Prize-winning author explores critical issues with a poet’s voice. After a long absence, Atwood returns to Campbell Hall to share her observations and witty commentary on literature, social activism, technology and art, and the artist’s role in society. Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures.
February 12, 8:30 p.m. Club Mercy Presents ZZ Ward w/ Martin Harley at SOhO
Enjoy a night of hip-hop influenced by soul and blues! Dinner reservations available.
February 13, 4:30 p.m. Christopher Ulivo Speaks
Come hear Christopher Ulivo’s speak about his art as part of the 2013 SBCC Arts Lectures events. Ulivo received his BFA from Tyler School of Art, and his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. The talk will take place at SBCC in room A211.
February 13, 5:30 p.m. Hospice of Santa Barbara Art Opening Reception
Hospice of Santa Barbara regularly hosts art exhibits at Leigh Block Gallery—a gallery located within its Alameda Padre Serra office. Artists are invited to share their talent and experiences with the community, and a portion of all exhibit proceeds benefit Hospice of Santa Barbara.
February 13, 7:00 p.m. Dick Siegel and John Gorka
Come to the first of the Tales from the Tavern’s Spring Series beginning with these two performers. All concerts take place at the Maverick Saloon in Santa Ynez.
February 13, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Town Talk at Ojai Valley Museum
Join this discussion of the current “Fiber Art Masters Pieces” at the Ojai Valley Museum. Seven of the featured artists will attend and share! Please call 805/640-1390 with extension 201 to reserve a seat.
February 13, 8:30-10 a.m. Winter Morning Bird Walk
Be the first morning visitors in the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden and enjoy watching the diverse and beautiful bird species. SBBG’s experienced naturalist leader Rebecca Coulter will look, listen and guide you!
February 13, 8:30 p.m. Club Mercy Presents “The Jazz Project” at SOhO
An evening of hot jazz fusion, open to all ages! Dinner reservations ensure priority seats.
February 14, 7 p.m. Vicki León Book Signing
Join local author and ancient-world sexpert Vicki León for a book signing and discussion of her lastest work, The Joy of Sexus: Lust, Love, & Longing in the Ancient World at Chaucer’s Books.
February 14, 10 a.m. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Ribbon-Cutting & “Community Crossing”
SBBG will re-open its historic Campbell Bridge in a ribbon-cutting ceremony and ”Community Crossing” on Valentine’s Day. The new bridge a “valentine” to the community.
February 14–24 Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
An audacious mix of historical fact and fiction, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson redefines America’s controversial seventh president—the man who invented the Democratic Party, drove the Indians west and ultimately doubled the size of our nation—with a raucous blend of outrageous comedy, anarchic theatricality and an infectious emo-punk rock score.
February 14—April 11 Art About Agriculture
Experts gather to share their passions during the next three monthly Gallery Talks. At Ventura County’s Agriculture Museum and the Santa Paula Art Museum, farmers, artists, and curators will present on subjects ranging from antique tractors to “Farm Fresh Quilts.”
February 14, 9 p.m. ALO’s Tour d’ Amour: Annual Valentine’s Day Show at SOhO
Don’t miss ALO perform with the California Honeydrops at this 21+ event, celebrating the day of love! Dinner reservations are available in back dining room.
February 15, 7 p.m. All-Beethoven Program
Renowned for his keen intelligence, probing musical imagination and striking range of sound, violinist Leonidas Kavakos appears with acclaimed pianist Enrico Pace, winner of the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition. Their masterful all-Beethoven concert follows the release of their highly anticipated new album on Decca featuring the complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas.
February 15, 8 p.m. The Goods
The Goods is a LA based band that began at the Christmas party and will be performing at the Granada. Their music mixed with their choice of lyrics creates a fun, 21st century show that will leave you contemplating the comic and slightly dark content.
February 15, 9:30 p.m. Molestible Testicles with Fire Department
Enjoy a night of local rock musicians at this 21+ event!
February 15, 6 p.m. Shawn Mullins with Max Gomez at SOhO
Club Mercy presents this all age event which means no happy hour, but great music!
February 16, The Garagiste Festival: Southern Exposure
This exciting event showcases 30 of Santa Ynez’s small-production winemakers, with all vintners pouring together under one roof. This is a rare opportunity to taste some high-quality glasses of usually hard-to-find wines.
February 16, 7 p.m. Adam Carolla & Dr. Drew’s LOVELINE Tour
Hear the stories and hilarious antics of these Loveline co-hosts who helped curious and questioning audiences with their deepest love problems from 1995-2005. Live audience participation means that you can experience Loveline just as it is on the radio.
February 16, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Neal Graffy Book Signing
Meet local author Neal Graffy as he signs your copy of his latest book, ”Santa Barbara Then and Now,” officially released on February 9.
February 16– June 2 This World Is Not My Home: Danny Lyon Photographs
This exhibition of more than 50 photographs and photographic montages, spanning the period from 1962 to the present, traces the fascinating and wide-ranging evolution of the career of New York- and New Mexico-based Danny Lyon.
February 16–May 26 Myth and Materiality: Latin American Art from the Permanent Collection, 1930-1990
This exhibition examines the multifaceted nature of art produced in Latin America during this dynamic 60-year period in the 20th century. Culled from the museum’s permanent collection and several private collections, exhibited works navigate a wide range of subject matter between the realms of myth and materiality.
February 17, 3:30 p.m. Music at Trinity Valentine Concert
Love is in the air with this musical trio, featuring Suzanna Duffy and Paul Fried on flutes and Christopher Davis on piano. This concert is part of the Music at Trinity series and takes place at Trinity Episcopal Church.
February 17, 4 p.m. Los Angeles Philharmonic
Los Angeles Philharmonic, entering its 94th season, is recognized as one of the world’s outstanding orchestras and leads the way in innovative programming, redefining the musical experience. Performances by Gautier Capucon on cello and Carrie Dennis on viola.
February 17, 4 – 6 p.m. Santa Barbara Youth Symphony Concert
Come hear and support the young musicians of Santa Barbara for their Spring Concert featuring Joel Yan, a high school freshman, and conducted by Andy Radford. Joel will perform (as solo violinist) Scherzo from Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Opus 70 by Dvořák.
February 17, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. It’s Magic!
Top professional magicians come together to showcase a wide variety of magical feats from the world over.
February 17, 2:30 p.m. Road to Freedom
Curator of Photographs at the High Museum in Atlanta, Julian Cox, lectures on his new exhibition and publication.
February 17, 12:30 p.m. The Santa Barbara Jazz Society: Connie Evingson
Jazz it up! This all-age event tributes Norman Gimbel and showcases Connie Evingson.
February 17, 8 p.m. Club Mercy Presents Ellis Paul and Jesse Rhodes
Come enjoy the Bostonian singer-songwriter and folk musician Ellis Paul! Advance dinner reservations ensure priority seats to this all-age event.
February 18, 7:30 p.m. Jazz Jam with Jeff Elliott
Enjoy this dynamic musician at SOhO! An all-age event sure to spice up your Monday.
February 19, 7:00 p.m. Gary Moss speaks at Ojai Photography Club
Gary Moss, photographer and Photo Editor of 805 Living magazine, will lecture on his secrets of “Inspiration” and how to make a unique portfolio that represents your personal style! He will share his own digital presentation. This event will take place at Help of Ojai’s Kent Hall.
February 19, 7:30 p.m. Catalyst Quartet
As a complement to SBMA’s exhibition entitled Myth and Materiality: Latin American Art from the Permanent Collection, the Catalyst Quartet will perform various works by 20th century Latin American composers
February 19, 7:30 p.m. The Sally Cats CD Launch
Looking for new tunes to kick off the new year? Well, lucky you. The Sally Cats will launch their new CD, ”On The Prowl,” at Center Stage Theater in Santa Barbara.
February 20, 12:15 p.m. David A. Gell
Renowned organist Gell performs works by Enrico Bossi, William Faulkes, Gilbert M. Martin, Flor Peeters, David A. Gell and others.
February 20, 12:45-2:05 p.m. A Master Class With Larry Keigwin + Co
Artistic Director Larry Keigwin gives a master class at Santa Barbara City College. Presented by Santa Barbara Dance Alliance in collaboration with DANCEworks. Advanced pre-paid reservations only.
February 20, 8 p.m. Joshua Bell and Sam Haywood
A classical music superstar, Joshua Bell mesmerizes audiences worldwide with his breathtaking mastery and tone of rare beauty. Combining transmissible passion with refinement, the Grammy-winning violinist performs a program of exquisite masterworks—powerful showpieces for his incomparable talents—alongside pianist Sam Haywood.
February 20-March 13, 5 p.m. Wilderness Hiking Speaker Series
Learn more about the wilderness, hiking and visiting Southern California’s back-country from a line-up of speakers, hosted every Wednesday by the Montecito Public Library.
February 21, 3:30 p.m. War and Peace as Liberal Arts
Speaker and political theorist Michael Walzer comes to Westmont’s 12 annual Conversation on the Liberal Arts for his lecture “What is Just War Theory About?” where he will discuss just war theory and the ethics of war.
February 21, 5:30 p.m. Gayle D. Beebe Speaks on Leadership
Come hear Westmont President Gayle Beebe speak on “Shaping an Effective Leader”. This talk is part of the Westmont Downtown: Conversations about Things that Matter series. The lecture will take place at University Club (1332 Santa Barbara St.) and is free with seats available on a first-come, first-served basis.
February 21, 7 p.m. Santa Barbara Maritime Museum‘s Sharks: Misunderstood Marvels Lecture
Sharks are villainized as man-eating machines, but lecturer Richard Salas demonstrates this is not the case. As a local photographer, Salas has much experience with lighting his underwater subjects and perhaps can shed light on the myth of the killer shark.
February 21, 5:15 p.m. Google Docs For Artists With Calico Brown
Art Without Limits presents Calico Brown, Assistant Director and instructor at Visual Arts and Design Academy at Santa Barbara High School.
February 22, 8 p.m. and 24, 3 p.m. Westmont Orchestra Concert
Photo Courtesy of Westmont College
Come hear the Westmont Orchestra perform this Friday night at Montecito Covenant Church or Sunday afternoon at First Presbyterian Church. The Orchestra recently returned from a tour through the Sierras sharing this same program across California! The program will feature works by Edward Elgar, Giacomo Puccini, Jean Sibelius, Modeste Mussorgsky and a piece by Westmont’s very own Senior Composition major Daniel Gee.
February 22, 8 p.m. Jorge Castaneda, Former Foreign Minister of Mexico
This free lecture from UCSB Arts & Lectures features Jorge Castañeda, who was Foreign Minister of Mexico from 2000 to 2003 and attempted to run for President of Mexico as an independent candidate in 2006. The renowned public intellectual, political scientist and prolific writer has focused on Latin American politics, comparative politics and U.S.-Latin American relations. Among his many books are a biography of Che Guevara and 2011’s Mañana Forever?: Mexico and the Mexicans. Castañeda will discuss issues around immigration from Mexico to the U.S., as well as in a global context. Campbell Hall.
February 22, 8 p.m. Larry Keigwin hosts DANCEworks Boogie Night Fundraiser Party
The event at Oreana Winery will feature a performance by K+C, a live DJ and fun with Zumba instructor Josette Roozen-Tkacik.
February 22, 9:30 p.m. SOhO presents Dave Wakeling and The English Beat
The new wave band that fuses ska, pop and punk, with a reggae tinge, is back in action in Santa Barbara!
February 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 2nd Annual Home Buying Fair
Come learn how to best conquer the real-estate market in today’s age at the Home Buying Fair, where industry professionals will give you resources and information on how to be successful when purchasing a home.
February 23, 1-4 p.m. Ojai Valley Seed and Plant Exchange
Bring your seeds, stories and seedlings to share at this fun even where farmers, gardeners and plant-lovers expand their growing horizons! The event is located at 414 E. Ojai Ave. at the Chaparral Auditorium.
February 23, 7 p.m. Girls Rock SB! Hosts Requisition
Join Girls Rock SB! (GRSB) in their first Spring Benefit entitled Requisition, where they will perform song and dance collaborations to raise awareness of GRSB. There will be a silent auction and a special performance by rising talent Meg Myers.
February 23, 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Cris! Featured Belly Dancer at Restaurant Zaytoon
Belly dancer Cris! will perform two shows at Restaurant Zaytoon, located at 209 E Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara, 93101. A full dinner menu will be available during the shows.
February 23, 8 p.m. The Knights with Wu Man, Pipa
Renowned pipa virtuoso Wu Man returns with the progressive New York classical ensemble The Knights for a stirring evening of elegant classical and contemporary chamber orchestra works.
February 23, 2 p.m. Agriculture Museum‘s “From Goddess to Gleaners: Symbolism of Agriculture in Art”
Meg Phelps presents agriculture has past been represented painting and sculpture in an illustrated talk at the Museum of Ventura County’s Agriculture Museum. The talk coincides with the 5th Annual “Art About Agriculture” exhibit at the museum.
Join Judy Sanregret to help craft unfinished houses and feeders to take home to your feathered friends!
February 23, 9 p.m. Mighty Cash Cats to Perform in Ojai
This top Johnny Cash tribute band will be performing at Ojai’s Wrec Room located at 219 E. Matilija Ave. Mighty Cash Cats has toured all over the U.S., Israel, Europe, and Ireland! Don’t forget to wear black when you come!
February 24, 2 p.m. Disturbing the Dreams of the Exploiters: The Meanings of Abstraction in Latin American Modern Art
Patrick Frank gives a lecture about how abstract art in Latin America is used for purposes that confront or challenge other meanings of abstraction.
February 24 and March 24, 2–3:30 p.m. “Beatrice Wood: The Art of a Life”
Kevin Wallace will be presenting a PowerPoint entitled “Beatrice Wood: The Art of a Life” these two Sunday afternoons. Beatrice Wood was a prominent American artist, Master Ceramicist and local of Ojai. Her fascinating art combined all aspects of her life and left a lot for current artists to admire and strive toward.
February 25, 8 p.m. Brain Greene, Explaining the Elegant Universe
In his national best-seller, The Elegant Universe, leading theoretical physicist Brian Greene described how general relativity and quantum mechanics transformed our understanding of the universe, and he introduced us to string theory – a concept that might be the key to a unified theory of the universe. His next books were the critically acclaimed The Fabric of the Cosmos and The Hidden Reality, which explored the possibility of multiple universes. Join the popular NOVA host for an enthralling ride through cutting-edge science as he elucidates the deep laws of the cosmos. Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures at Campbell Hall.
February 26, 8 p.m. Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars
The Afro-Cuban All Stars is a four-time Grammy-nominated powerhouse ensemble spanning four generations of Cuba’s finest musicians. Their infectious and vibrant music not only captures the fiery big band sound of pre-Castro 1950s Cuba, but also breaks barriers with sizzling new arrangements that celebrate the island’s legacy of Latin dance music, Afro-Cuban jazz and more.
February 26, 9 p.m. Fallen Riviera
Check out this up-and-coming band at Whiskey Richards as they play songs in anticipation of their debut album Another World, out March 5.
February 27, 7:00 p.m. Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks
Come enjoy this part of the Tales from the Tavern Spring Concert Series and hear Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks perform at the Maverick Saloon in Santa Ynez!
February 27-28, 7:30 p.m., Best of the 37th Annual Banff Mountain Film Festival
A Santa Barbara institution, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is a perennial A&L fan favorite. Featuring the world’s best films and videos on mountain subjects, the tour awes viewers with thrills and grandeur captured in exotic locations the world over. The show’s wide variety of film subjects – from extreme sports to mountain culture and environment – will amaze audiences. An entirely different program screens each evening. Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures at Arlington Theatre.
February 28-March 9 Appoggiatura
In music, appoggiatura (Italian for “to lean”) is a note of long or short duration that sometimes creates a dissonance before resolving into a main note. And so it is with the play by James Still: what begins on a cool rainy day inside an old-world hotel room in Venice ends on a hot sunny day outside at the Roman Forum in Rome. Appoggiatura is a play about an American family finding itself by completely losing itself. Italy is a good place to do just that.
February 28, 8–10 a.m., 3–5 p.m. Customer Service Workshop with David Acker
Come to this interactive workshop with your employees to improve customer service and relations in your business! The workshop will also help you to hone your leadership and communication skills. Call 805/965-3023 for more information.
February 28, 5:30 p.m. Heroic Africans: Legendary Leaders, Iconic Sculptures
Dr. Alisa LaGamma, the curator for Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will give a lecture about sub-Saharan cultural traditions that were inspired by prominent figures highlighted in the Metropolitan’s exhibition of African art in 2011. She will focus on eight artistic centers in West and Central Africa from the 13th to early 20th centuries.
February 28, 6: 30 p.m. Ratimir Martinovic Piano Recital
Montenegrin concert pianist Ratimir Martinovic returns for his second recital as a fundraiser for Santa Barbara-Kotor Sister City projects. Martinovic’s program will include classical works by Chopin, Glier, Mozart, Medtner, Franck and Bach/Busoni.