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February 2018

View from Above: An Astronaut Photographs the World

February 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
$15 - $25

Sometimes, a little distance is all you need to see things in a brand new way. For astronaut Terry Virts, his newfound perspective was from the International Space Station (ISS), where he installed the Cupola observation module, granting an unprecedented 360-degree view from the station

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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on February 28, 2018 at 7:30pm

The Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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$14 - $20
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, courtesy UCSB Arts & Lectures.

On February 27 and 28, The Santa-Barbara based Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings two thrilling programs to the Arlington Theatre!

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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until February 28, 2018

Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St,
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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$13 - $17

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.

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March 2018

Squirrel Nut Zippers

March 1 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
$15 - $38

Squirrel Nut Zippers combine high-energy showmanship with elements of gypsy jazz, honky-tonk blues and witty swing overtones, and you’ll have Squirrel Nut Zippers.

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The Magic City

March 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
$14 - $20

The Magic City tells the story of nine year-old Philomena, whose great love is building miniature structures out of books, toys and found objects.

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Compañía Nacional de Danza

March 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until March 7, 2018

Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
$19 - $65

Madrid’s Compañía Nacional de Danza returns to Santa Barbara with Johan Inger’s Carmen, a visionary retelling of mythic and universal elements of passion and violence. 

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Wu Man and the Huayin Shadow Puppet Band

March 8 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
$15 - $38

 In an evening of traditional Chinese music and other selections, the brilliant Huayin Shadow Puppet Band joins Wu Man–the world's premier master of the pipa–to perform lively stories of life in rural China, with shadow puppets, lutes, fiddles, wooden clappers and gongs.

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Robert Sapolsky

March 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
$10 - $35

Robert Sapolsky is one of the world’s leading neuroscientists, known for studying animals to find what they can tell us about human behaviors.

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Buddy Guy

March 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
$19 - $65

Whether blues guitar legend Buddy Guy is playing a lick behind his back, picking strings with his teeth, singing with gentle menace or bending new curves into a blue note, his electrifying live performances showcase his incendiary style that altered the direction of the instrument. 

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April 2018

Julia Bullock

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hahn Hall, 1070 Fairway Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
$9 - $35

Julia Bullock is a young soprano who has established an enviable career showcasing her luminous full voice.

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Pete McBride and Kevin Fedarko “Between River and Rim: Hiking the Grand Canyon”

April 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
$15 - $25

In an effort to share the Grand Canyon’s uncharted glory and shed light on the many threats it faces, photographer/filmmaker Pete McBride and writer Kevin Fedarko set off on an audacious and demanding adventure: to transect the length of the canyon on foot.

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Maria Popova in Conversation with Pico Iyer

April 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
$10 - $35

A self-described reader, writer, interestingness hunter-gatherer and curious mind at large, Maria Popova is the creative mind behind Brain Pickings, an immensely popular online compendium of treasures spanning art, science, poetry, design, philosophy, history, anthropology and more. 

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Kiss & Cry

April 7 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Sunday, repeating until April 8, 2018

$15 - $45

An elegant pas de deux of dancing figures on miniature landscapes, this ambitious show from Brussels-based theater company Charleroi Danses creates a beautiful piece about memory and love that blends film, music and theater in brilliant and surprising ways. 

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Joyce DiDonato

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$19 - $125

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato entrances audiences across the globe with a warmth in her voice that can light a fire. With her latest and most personal album, In War and Peace, DiDonato offers powerful interpretations of Baroque arias. 

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Bedlam Theater Company: “Hamlet” and “Saint Joan”

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States

Iconic figures from two great dramatic classics – William Shakespeare’s Hamlet and George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan – are brought vividly to life in two riveting stagings.

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An Evening with Anne Lamott

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
$10 - $35

Profound, caring and hopeful, author Anne Lamott is known for addressing complex subjects like addiction, motherhood and faith with self-effacing humor and ruthless honesty.

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TAO: “Drum Heart”

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States

Combining highly-physical taiko drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography and innovative visuals, the performers of TAO: Drum Heart bring a modern, dynamic performance showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming. 

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Jennifer Koh

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Anthony’s Chapel at the Garden Street Academy, 2300 Garden St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
$10 - $35

No stranger to ambitious undertakings, violinist Jennifer Koh presents Shared Madness, an unprecedented project that speaks to the generous and supportive spirit that thrives within the musical community. Koh will perform a selection of short violin pieces created by more than 30 composers. 

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Joey Alexander Trio

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States

Following his inspired performance in 2016, three-time Grammy Award-nominated jazz pianist Joey Alexander is back by popular demand, exhibiting his astonishing prowess as a composer, bandleader and artist looking toward a limitless future.

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May 2018

Anthony Doerr In Conversation with Pico Iyer

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
$10 - $35

Author Anthony Doerr is lauded for his lyricism, precise attention to the physical world and his gift for metaphor. With the eye of a scientist and the heart of a poet, the celebrated prose stylist reveals his keen naturalist’s perception and his empathetic engagement with humanity’s largest questions.

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Mark Morris Dance Group

May 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Choreographer Mark Morris returns to Santa Barbara with Pepperland, a new work celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

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The Weepies

May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States

Musicians Deb Talan and Steve Tannen are the husband-wife duo that make up The Weepies. Through the struggles and joys of their life together, Talan and Tannen have created remarkable musicianship.

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Audra McDonald

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

A luminous soprano, Audra McDonald has a voice that will make you believe in angels. She is radiant on Broadway and opera stages as well as in film and television.

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Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

May 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States

Pianist and composer Arturo O’ Farrill is the multi-Grammy Award-winning founder of the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. 

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