Happy President’s Day Everyone!
We’ve got a lot going on this week in Santa Barbara. Here are some of our best bets for the next couple of days:
February 21, 7:30 p.m. Beethoven’s Thirds
Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra presents an all-Beethoven program, featuring Symphony No. 3, the ‘Eroica’ and Piano Concerto No. 3. This performance marks the long-awaited Santa Barbara debut of pianist Tong-Il Han, a living legend who has had an unparalleled international solo career, performing with New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, London Philharmonic and many others. 7:30 p.m. at Lobero Theatre. Call 805/963-0761 for more information.
February 21, 8 p.m. Sir Ken Robinson
Creativity expert and acclaimed thinker Sir Ken Robinson, renowned for his radical ideas on education reform and innovation in the classroom, speaks about his groundbreaking book Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative. 8 p.m. at Campbell Hall. Call 805/893-3535 for more information.
February 22, 5 a.m. Sundance Beach Annual Surf Video Contest
Sundance Beach is holding its 5th Annual Surf Video Contest on March 10th, 2012 at the Lobero Theater. If you love surf film classics, why not try to head on down and catch the showing of local surfer’s and videographer’s short films and see what they have to offer? Videos will be judged by industry leaders and film veterans and prizes will be award following the screening. Videos are due February 22, at 5 a.m.
February 22, 8p.m. An Evening with Tom Colicchio
A self-taught cook, five-time James Beard Award-winner for Outstanding Chef Tom Colicchio is one of the culinary world’s most celebrated figures and lead judge on Bravo’s Emmy-nominated show Top Chef. 8 p.m. at Campbell Hall. Call 805/893-3535 for more information.
February 22 Fabulous Ginn Sisters
Fred Eaglesmith returns with his Travelling Show, Fabulous Ginn Sisters, at Tales from the Tavern.
February 22, 7:30 p.m. Healing the Heart of Democracy
Courage to Lead presents the public intellectual, Parker J. Palmer, as he discusses his new book Healing the Heart of Democracy. In the book, Palmer focuses on “habits of the heart” when it comes to citizens and democracy. His talk will be followed by a dialogue with the audience.