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January 2018

An Evening with Chris Thile

January 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
$15 - $50

Grammy Award winner, MacArthur Fellow, mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist Chris Thile encompasses classical, rock, jazz and bluegrass to create a new, distinctly American musical aesthetic.

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BJ Miller In Conversation with Pico Iyer

January 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
$15 - $50

Dr. BJ Miller is a hospice and palliative care specialist at UCSF Medical Center and former director of San Francisco’s groundbreaking Zen Hospice.

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¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara

January 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until January 21, 2018

A leader in community arts outreach, ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! brings accessible, high-quality programming to schools and neighborhood venues across Santa Barbara County. Viva works with dozens of local partners to serve students, at-risk youth, and families with free family performances and educational outreach activities.

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An Evening of Stand-up with Trevor Noah

January 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
$25 - $150

Trevor Noah was catapulted into the spotlight when he was selected to host of The Daily Show, becoming one of today's favorite comics.

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Telluride Mountainfilm

January 21, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
$5 - $10

With a mission to educate and inspire audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth sustaining, Telluride Mountainfilm returns with a special all-ages program that families can enjoy together!

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An Evening with Condoleezza Rice

January 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
$25 - $150

As secretary of state and national security advisor, Condoleezza Rice pioneered a policy of transformational diplomacy and heralded the formation of new global governments based on democratic principles.

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Pilobolus Dance Theater

January 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$19 - $70

Pilobolus is renowned for its mix of humor, invention and drama. Celebrated for its unique, diverse collaborations,

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José González + Bedouine

January 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
$18 - $40

Born in Sweden to Argentinian parents, José González seamlessly integrates the sounds of his Latin American roots with sublime introspective folk punctuated by rock panache.

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February 2018

Compagnie Accrorap/Kader Attou

February 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
$19 - $45

French-born Algerian choreographer Kader Attou, with his company Accrorap, is a representative of French hip-hop dance.

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Cirque Éloize

February 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
$19 - $65

Be transported to a dusty gathering place with Saloon, Cirque Éloize’s music-packed theatrical thrill ride inspired by the Wild West. Swing open the doors and rustle up some fun for the entire family.

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Mike Birbiglia

February 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$20 - $42

The New One is a hilarious blend of storytelling and stand-up in Mike Birbiglia’s honest, self-deprecating style. 

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Calidore String Quartet

February 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Hahn Hall, 1070 Fairway Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
$9 - $35

The Calidore String Quartet, know for the precision of their expression, makes its Santa Barbara debut with a sweeping program that includes Mendelssohn, Janácek and its lauded interpretation of Beethoven.

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Cameron Carpenter

February 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
$19 - $45

A superstar organist with tremendous technical prowess and a flamboyant persona to match, Cameron Carpenter returns to Santa Barbara with his monumental self-designed electric instrument.

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Tony Kushner and Sarah Vowell

February 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
$10 - $35

From playwright Tony Kushner and author Sarah Vowell comes a powerful examination of one of American history’s most singular figures: Abraham Lincoln. In this pairing born out of a shared interest in Lincoln’s legacy, two celebrated wordsmiths will discuss one of our nation’s greatest presidents.

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Çudamani

February 21, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
$18 - $40

Comprised of Bali’s most respected musicians and dancers, Çudamani performs as a spiritual offering for temples and the village communities in their native Indonesia, maintaining the rich treasures of Balinese cultural heritage. 

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Matthew Desmond

February 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
$10 - $35

MacArthur Fellow and Harvard sociologist MathewDesmond set a new standard for reporting on poverty with his massively influential book Evicted, which gives pathos to the idea that eviction is a cause, rather than merely a symptom, of poverty. 

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Danish String Quartet

February 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
$15 - $40

Comprised of fierce friends who have been playing together since childhood, these darlings of A&L’s Chamber Arts series will once again dazzle Santa Barbara with the same irresistible energy that thrills audiences worldwide.

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View from Above: An Astronaut Photographs the World

February 26, 2018 @ 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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