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UCSB Arts & Lectures

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Upcoming Events

April 2017
Free

Luis Alberto Urrea “Into the Beautiful North”

April 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Campbell Hall, UCSB
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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"Luis Alberto Urrea is one of the foremost chroniclers of the border between the United States and Mexico... he has sympathetically and imaginatively documented the lives of unknown Mexicans crossing into America and the agents charged with stopping them.” The Washington Post Hailed by NPR as a “literary badass” and a “master storyteller with a rock and roll heart,” Luis Alberto Urrea is the author of numerous books of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father…

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$15 - $40

Julian Lage, Chris Eldridge and Aoife O’Donovan: Release the Hounds

April 25 @ 8:00 pm
Campbell Hall, Building 538, University of California, Santa Barbara Mesa Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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Representing a new generation of Americana music, Julian Lage, Chris Eldridge and Aoife O’Donovan join forces for a night of unflinching songwriting and acoustic innovation.

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$10 - $32

Roomful of Teeth

April 26 @ 7:00 pm
Hahn Hall, 1070 Fairway Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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Grammy Award-winning vocal project Roomful of Teeth is dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice.

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Free

Laila Lalami “Muslims in America: A Secret History”

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Campbell Hall, UCSB
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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“One of her generation’s most gifted writers.” – Reza Aslan, author of Zealot Among today’s most influential and articulate voices, author and essayist Laila Lalami delivers salient explorations of timely issues such as injustice and Islamophobia. Born in Morocco and educated in England and the U.S., Lalami is celebrated for her deft interplay between the local and the global, the personal and the collective and the contemporary and the historical. Her most recent novel, The Moor’s Account, received the American…

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$15 - $60

Murray Perahia

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Campbell Hall, Building 538, University of California, Santa Barbara Mesa Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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Murray Perahia, photo by Felix Broede.

With a distinguished career spanning more than four decades, cherished pianist Murray Perahia is celebrated for his “breathtaking drive and imagination” (Los Angeles Times).

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$5 - $10

Kid Flix Mix

April 30 @ 3:00 pm
Campbell Hall, Building 538, University of California, Santa Barbara Mesa Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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The annual festival that is “redefining what kids’ entertainment can be” (Time Out New York) returns to UCSB's Campbell Hall with a fresh and exciting lineup of kid-friendly, parent-approved-and-juried selections.

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May 2017
$29 - $154

Yo-Yo Ma With Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile

May 2 @ 7:00 pm
The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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In 2011 these virtuosos and friends made history with The Goat Rodeo Sessions, a recording that blurred the lines of bluegrass, jazz and classical music to the delight of sold-out crowds and critics who gleefully praised the one-of-a-kind collaboration. Together once again, they’ll explore an all-Bach program.

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$22 - $48

David Sedaris

May 3 @ 8:00 pm
Arlington Theatre, 1317 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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David Sedaris, Photo by Anne Fishbein, courtesy of UCSB Arts & Lectures.

David Sedaris’ sidesplitting Santa Barbara shows have quickly become a local tradition. Returning with his strange-but-true experiences, spot-on satire and impeccable storytelling, Sedaris reveals why he is among today’s greatest American humorists.

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$19 - $50

Old Crow Medicine Show Performing “Blonde on Blonde”

May 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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High-energy old-time string band Old Crow Medicine Show will pay homage to one of music's greatest innovators when they perform Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde in its entirety.

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$16 - $39

Elizabeth Gilbert in Conversation With Pico Iyer

May 6 @ 7:30 pm
The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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In conversation with Santa Barbara favorite and fellow deep thinker Pico Iyer, Elizabeth Gilbert will delve into the mysterious nature of inspiration.

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Free

An Evening with Chip Kidd

May 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Campbell Hall, UCSB
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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Chip Kidd, photo by John Madere.

Designer and art director Chip Kidd has changed the way book jackets are perceived–from a protective covering to a work of art.

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$10 - $40

Brooklyn Rider With Kayhan Kalhor

May 11 @ 7:00 pm
Campbell Hall, Building 538, University of California, Santa Barbara Mesa Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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The innovative young string quartet Brooklyn Rider is praised for its “Beethoven-goes-indie foray into making classical music accessible but also celebrating why it was good in the first place” (Pittsburg Post-Gazette).

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