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August 2017

007: Bond, James Bond FREE Summer Cinema “Skyfall”

August 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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Skyfall starring Daniel Craig.

Don't miss out on a free showing of Skyfall! When James Bond’s latest assignment goes terribly wrong, it leads to a calamitous turn of events.

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007: Bond, James Bond FREE Summer Cinema “Skyfall”

August 25 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street #2
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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When James Bond’s latest assignment goes terribly wrong, it leads to a calamitous turn of events: Undercover agents around the world are exposed and 007 must take to the shadows to track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. Former agent Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem), a cerebral criminal mastermind, has stolen the identities of every MI6 agent in a revenge plot against MI6 boss M (Judi Dench)

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September 2017

Lila Downs

September 27 @ 8:00 pm
Granada Theater, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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A Mexican-American world music superstar, Lila Downs is known for her opera-trained vocal range and her unique synthesis of indigenous Mesoamerican music with cumbia, soul, jazz and hip hop. 

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October 2017

Lang Lang

October 1 @ 7:00 pm
Granada Theater, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Uniting excellence and accessibility, illustrious pianist Lang Lang plays sold-out concerts around the globe and combines stupendous technique with theatrical flair to bring classical music into the 21st century. 

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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

October 3 @ 8:00 pm
Granada Theater, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Celebrating its 40th season, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is renowned for its exceptionally talented dancers performing diverse, adventurous repertoire.

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Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles

October 4 @ 8:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles is the newest project of Brooklyn native Cory Henry, a member of  jazz-R&B group Snarky Puppy. On his Hammond B-3 organ, Henry features his dynamic and improvisational performances of music ranging from old gospel to Stevie Wonder. 

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An Evening with Samantha Bee

October 5 @ 8:00 pm

The first woman to host her own late-night satirical news show, Samantha Bee has changed the tone of the genre with her bare-knuckle delivery that walks a line between outrage and hilarity.

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Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends

October 6 @ 7:00 pm
Granada Theater, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Beloved actor Bill Murray teams up with distinguished German cellist Jan Vogler to present a spirited evening of music and literature, for one night only. 

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Ira Glass

October 7 @ 8:00 pm
Granada Theater, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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As the creator, producer and host of the genre-defining program This American Life and editorial advisor to the immensely popular podcasts Serial and S-Town, Ira Glass is the driving force behind some of today’s most entertaining, humorous and heartfelt stories.

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Ozokidz

October 8 @ 3:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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Ozomatli presents Ozokidz, a special family-friendly set that captures the innovation and liveliness that Ozo fans love, while educating children on everything from respecting nature to germs and skateboarding! 

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Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

October 10 @ 8:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have a musical partnership unlike any other. Fleck embraces his jazz-to-classical ingenuity and bluegrass roots, while Washburn has the earthy sophistication of a postmodern, oldtime singer-songwriter. 

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Zadie Smith and Pico Iyer

October 11 @ 7:30 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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British novelist, essayist and short story writer Zadie Smith is known for her unique perspective on contemporary culture, superb dialogue and emotionally rich stories. She is the author of the novels White Teeth and Swing Time.

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Andrew Bird

October 14 @ 8:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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With a distinctive sound that resists categorization, Andrew Bird returns to offer an unforgettable display of his unique virtuosity. Backed by a band, he offers his singular mix of violin, guitar, glockenspiel, vocals and uncannily accomplished whistling.

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ODC/Dance

October 17 @ 8:00 pm
Granada Theater, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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San Francisco’s acclaimed modern dance group ODC/Dance presents its mesmerizing multimedia performance in Santa Barbara before headlining at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival. Co-choreographed by artistic directors Brenda Way and KT Nelson, the movement is set to a live, driving electro-acoustic score composed by cellist Zoë Keating.

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Joe Biden

October 21 @ 4:00 pm

A lifelong public servant, former Vice President Joe Biden's career has been defined by his commitment to equality of opportunity, global cooperation, human health and violence prevention, as well as his spirit of acceptance and bipartisanship. 

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J.D. Vance

October 23 @ 7:30 pm
Granada Theater, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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With a rare insider’s perspective from an often-forgotten corner of the country, J.D. Vance offers a powerful examination of how social policies and other factors affect some of the poorest communities in the U.S., providing a unique picture of the loss of the American dream and fascinating insight into how downward mobility really feels.

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Rhiannon Giddens

October 26 @ 8:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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Co-founder of the Grammy Award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens brings audiences to their feet with her elegant bearing, prodigious voice and fierce spirit. 

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November 2017

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

November 1 @ 7:00 pm

One of Israel’s oldest and most influential cultural institutions, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1936 as an “orchestra of soloists,” made up of first-chair Jewish European musicians who had lost their positions.

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Dia de los Muertos Tour

November 3 @ 8:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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Three of today’s hottest alt-Latino groups–La Santa Cecilia, Mexrrissey and Mariachi Flor de Toloache–come together for the first time, showcasing the exciting and diverse sounds of Mexican music. 

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OK Go

November 5 @ 7:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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One of today’s most playful and tech-savvy bands, pop-rock pioneers OK Go are known as much for their ambitious single-take videos as their colorful songs. 

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Leila Josefowicz

November 8 @ 7:00 pm
Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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Violinist Leila Josefowicz captivates audiences with her technically precise and emotionally resonant performances. One of today’s preeminent soloists, she performs with the world’s most prestigious orchestras and conductors.

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The Knights with Kinan Azmeh and Avi Avital

November 9 @ 7:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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The trailblazing Israeli mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital and soulful Syrian clarinetist/composer Kinan Azmeh team up with The Knights for a performance that is nothing short of electric. 

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Seong-Jin Cho

November 14 @ 7:00 pm
Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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Piano star Seong-Jin Cho attracted worldwide attention in 2015 when he won the International Chopin Piano Competition, one of the most prestigious piano competitions in the world. Now his rapidly expanding career takes Cho to the U.S.

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Simon Shaheen

November 15 @ 8:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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An internationally acclaimed interpreter of traditional Arabic sounds, Simon Shaheen's soaring technique, melodic ingenuity and unparalleled grace have put him at the forefront of contemporary Arabic music. 

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Jon Meacham

November 16 @ 7:30 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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Presidential historian Jon Meacham is one of America’s most prominent public intellectuals. A brilliant speaker with deep knowledge of politics and current affairs, Meacham will explore the transformation and progression of presidential powers.

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Imago Theatre

November 18 @ 3:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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Imago Theatre presents La Belle, an imaginative love story set in the engine room of a 1920s steamship. This marvelously inventive production conjures up a deliciously detailed and tactile wonderland filled with intricate gears, handmade machines and mischievous fairies run by both machines and puppeteers.

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