September Datebook & Cultural Calendar of Events

Posted on Aug 25 by SEASONS Magazine

Photo by Thomas J. Abercrombie, ©2011 National Geographic. Kabul, Afghanistan 1967 | Covered by a traditional chadri, an Afghan woman balances caged goldfinches at a market in Kabul. Courtesy Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.


Through Sep. 3

National Geographic 50 Greatest Photographs

This exhibition transports visitors behind the lens of some of National Geographic’s most engaging images. From Steve McCurry’s unforgettable Afghan girl, to Michael “Nick” Nichols’s iconic photograph of Jane Goodall and a chimpanzee, to Thomas Abercrombie’s never-before-seen view of Mecca, the exhibition features 50 of the magazine’s most remembered and celebrated photographs from its almost 130-year history. | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta Del Sol, Santa Barbara, 805/682-4711,

Through Sep. 3

The Art of Natural History

See how artists and scientists viewed the natural world spanning 300 years in this exhibit highlighting historic prints from Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s art collection. | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta Del Sol, Santa Barbara, 805/682-4711,

“TV Clock”, courtesy of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

Through Oct. 14

Nam June Paik: TV Clock

Korean-born, American artist Nam June Paik (1932–2006) blazed a trail with video art that remains influential to this day. Paik’s “TV Clock,” one of Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s most important media art works, is on view for the first time in nearly a decade. “TV Clock” consists of 24 color televisions mounted upright on pedestals that are arranged in a gentle arc and displayed in a darkened space. Paik created each electronic image by manipulating the television to compress its red, green and blue color into a single line against a black background. Called a “fixed-image television” by Paik, each TV does not involve a videotape, disc or computer chip, but an image the artist created by ingenious manipulation of electronic elements. Read in sequence, each static line tumbles into the next to form a dynamic yet elegantly spare rhythm that resembles a universally recognized way to measure time. A crucial work in Paik’s long career, “TV Clock” offers audiences the chance to experience the art and thought of one of the 20th century’s most innovative and enduringly vital artists. | Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St., Santa Barbara, 805/963-4364,

Through Oct. 14

Barry McGee

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara presents a solo exhibition featuring a sprawling installation of paintings, drawings and sculptural objects by San Francisco-based artist Barry McGee. McGee embraces improvisation as a guiding principle in his work, finding a balance between chaos and meticulous attention to detail. Constellations and groupings of drawings and sculptures are juxtaposed against found objects, ephemera, and collected works by other artists. McGee’s multilayered imagery is born out of elements of the urban experience, including issues of identity, homelessness and pointed critiques on consumerism and commercialism. Barry McGee is arguably the most well-known and influential of the recent surge of artists from the Bay Area to have international success. | MCA Santa Barbara, 653 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, 805/966-5373,

Through Nov. 5

Nature Regenerated

The Wildling Museum presents its annual photography competition, celebrating its 10th year. Photographers were encouraged to capture examples of nature’s magical ability to regenerate and thrive. | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wed. – Mon., Wildling Museum of Art & Nature, 1511 Mission Dr., Solvang, 805/688-1082,

Through Nov. 11

Fauvism to Fascism

The tumultuous period between the two World Wars is the backdrop for this intimately scaled and timely exhibition, which explores the little-known relationship between modern art and totalitarianism in the work of the French Fauves, Maurice de Vlaminck (1876-1958) and André Derain (1880-1954). Fauvism was characterized by the use of strident hues applied with gestural brush marks for expressive rather than descriptive ends and was considered cutting-edge art of the most experimental kind at the dawn of the last century. However, both Vlaminck and Derain chose to abandon this affiliation, embarking on divergent stylistic paths that caught the attention and eventually support of the arts administration under the Third Reich. Through a selection of drawings and paintings from the permanent collection, this exhibition explores the way the representation of the human body, both in avant-garde terms, and then, as re-contextualized by 1930s National Socialism in Germany, resulted in the coopting of a modernist idiom to advance the political agenda of the Nazis—an association that still sullies the critical reception of both of these artists. | Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St., Santa Barbara, 805/963-4364,

The Secret Life of Flowers, courtesy photo.

Through Nov. 26

The Secret Life of Flowers

This art exhibition of Cynthia James’ ethereal work makes a wonderful addition to an exploration of the Botanic Garden. The exhibit is in the Pritzlaff Conservation Center Gallery. | 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Rd., Santa Barbara, 805/682-4726,


Through Jan. 21

Nature Imagined

Inspired by nature, artists Cheryl Medow, Ellen Jewett and Hilary Brace use diverse materials and methods to create environments that engage the imagination. The viewer is invited to look into the details of their artwork and explore the unique weaving of image, texture, and pattern that resembles nature and yet is unlike anything in the natural world. | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wed. –Mon., Wildling Museum of Art & Nature, 1511 Mission Dr., Solvang, 805/688-1082,



Julius Caesar

Ambition, Politics, Oratory… And Assassination. The past is the present in Shakespeare’s timely political tragedy. Don’t miss it in Santa Barbara before the Lit Moon Company travels with the production to the Yerevan Shakespeare Festival and the Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre in Tbilisi. | 2 p.m., Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, 805/963-0408,

A Doll House, courtesy photo.

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A Doll House

Marriage, Family, Sex, Money… And Nora. Ibsen’s iconic domestic drama in a vividly contemporary new staging. | Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, 805/963-0408,

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Open Studios Tour

Enjoy art on Labor Day weekend as you visit the 30+ Santa Barbara Studio Artist ateliers open to the public. Santa Barbara is still one of the most beautiful places on earth and the artists who bring that beauty to the forefront are happy to open their hearts and art to you. The Open Studios Tour is a really fun way to discover the hidden beauty and back roads you wouldn’t necessarily visit. Create your own driving tour through paradise. Tickets and a map to the studios can be picked up at 10 West Gallery (10 W. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara) or online. | Santa Barbara Studio Artists, various locations throughout Santa Barbara, 805/280-9178,,

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, courtesy photo.

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Stephen Sondheim’s joyous, musical romp through Rome has desperate lovers, scheming neighbors and secrets behind every toga! A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a nonstop laugh-fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and of course, a showgirl or two along the way. | SLO Repertory Theatre, 888 Morro St., San Luis Obispo, 805/786-2440,



Alexandra Terry: Artistic Process in Contemporary Practice

Alexandra Terry is associate curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB), where she is responsible for planning, organizing and implementing exhibitions. As an independent curator with a focus on emerging artists, Terry has curated exhibitions in the U.S. and the UK, and also contributes to contemporary art publications. | 6 p.m., Breakfast Culture Club, 711 Chapala St., Santa Barbara, 805/966-5373,


Man & Woman of the Year Awards Luncheon

Santa Barbara Foundation recognizes outstanding citizens at the 75th Man & Woman of the Year Awards Luncheon. | 11:30 a.m., Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club, 1260 Channel Dr., Montecito,

Dick Dunlap, courtesy photo.


End of Summer Session with Dick Dunlap 

Artist, musician and composer Dick Dunlap, whose work “Summer Nocturne” is on view in the exhibition of the same name, performs pop-up style piano improvisations in the Museum’s Preston Morton Gallery. | 5:30 p.m., Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St., Santa Barbara, 805/963-4364,


Curated Cocktails: Summer Nights with KCRW

Savor warm summer nights with art, cocktails and live music from KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. Curated Cocktails: Summer Nights with KCRW features unique themes inspired by the current exhibition, Barry McGee: SB Mid-Summer Intensive, after-hours museum access, signature cocktails and interactive art experiences. | 7 – 9 p.m., MCA Santa Barbara, 653 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, 805/966-5373,


Art After Dark

Celebrate art for free on the first Friday of every month throughout the year in downtown San Luis Obispo. On a typical Art After Dark, approximately 30 galleries and non-traditional art venues including restaurants, boutique shops and salons, etc., showcase the work of established and emerging local artists, and sometimes internationally acclaimed artists. Also on Oct. 5 and Nov. 2. | 6 – 9 p.m., Downtown San Luis Obispo, 895 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo,

DANCEworks Santa Barbara, courtesy photo.

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DANCEworks 10th Anniversary Celebration

DANCEworks is turning 10 this year, and what better way to celebrate than to welcome celebrated choreographer Doug Elkins back to the Lobero to create a new work based on influences from Japanese philosophy and art. | 8 p.m., Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, 805/963-0761,



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Concerts in the Plaza

Head to Mission Plaza in downtown San Luis Obispo to enjoy live music by the 15 musical groups that were selected for the Annual Concerts in the Plaza summer series. | 5 – 8 p.m., Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, 751 Palm St., San Luis Obispo,

7 – Oct. 1

Wave, Photographs by Roe Anne White

Wave, the understated exhibition title, belies the quiet power of the potent and beautiful photographic images of the sea by artist Roe Anne White, in her solo exhibition. | Artist reception Sep. 8, 3-5 p.m., Porch, 3823 Santa Claus Ln. Carpinteria,

The Santa Barbara Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival, courtesy photo.

8 – 9

Santa Barbara Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival

In an exciting celebration of ocean-inspired art and jewelry, the Santa Barbara Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival returns for the fourth year. This one-of-a-kind event showcases handmade sea glass jewelry and ocean-themed art by artists from across the country. In addition to the unique pieces available for purchase, the festival will also include live music, a chance to bid on an original painting by Pedro De La Cruz, contests and special giveaways. Elizabeth Roberts is this year’s featured artist. A portion of festival proceeds will benefit the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network, a local nonprofit named as a 2018 Giving Back Recipient that rescues, rehabilitates and returns injured and orphaned animals back to their homes. | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara,


Taste of the Town

Featuring Santa Barbara’s finest wineries, breweries, restaurants and caterers, all proceeds from Taste of the Town support the programs and services of the Arthritis Foundation. The Foundation is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of 53 million people (including nearly 300,000 children) with arthritis through health education, advocacy, research and local juvenile arthritis support. | Noon – 3 p.m., Riviera Park Gardens, 2030 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara,

10 – Oct. 13

Dane Goodman Consorts

The College of Creative Studies Gallery at UCSB presents Consorts, a solo exhibition of works by Dane Goodman. Featuring selected bodies of works from 1978-2018 from this well-known Santa Barbara artist whose art has been exhibited widely through the region, as well as across America. His work is in numerous collections, including the Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB; and the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. The artist’s reception is Sept. 15, from 3-5 p.m. | Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., College of Creative Studies Gallery, UCSB, 805/893-2364,

Bruce Hale, courtesy photo.


Art Without Limits: Business Storytelling for Artists With Bruce Hale

Author and speaker Bruce Hale is an award-winning author, speaker and a Fulbright Scholar in storytelling. He has worked with individuals and organizations across the country, helping them tell their stories in a way that brings results. | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Rabobank, 914 Carpinteria St., Santa Barbara,


Boz Scaggs

Boz Scaggs’ place in rock history goes back to his early days with the acclaimed rock group, The Steve Miller Band. Just as widely known is his solo career, which includes the hit release “Loan Me a Dime” and the best-selling platinum album, Silk Degrees. Scaggs has toured in the U.S. and internationally, selling out shows since the late 1960s. From his days with the Steve Miller Band to his latest album, A Fool to Care, Boz Scaggs stays true to his rock roots while exploring the different sonic avenues of blues and soul. The new album highlights this playful exploration through masterful lyricism and artistry. | 7:30 p.m., The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., Santa Barbara, 805/899-2222,


Heroes of Hospice

The 6th annual Heroes of Hospice luncheon honors the incredible individuals and organizations that have supported Hospice of Santa Barbara’s mission to provide care to anyone experiencing the impact of serious illness or death of a loved one. | 11 a.m., Coral Casino, 1260 Channel Dr., Montecito,

Courtesy of the Friendship Center.


Friendship Center’s Wine Down & Big Heart Awards

Thursday is the new Friday! Join Friendship Center for a relaxing yet festive gathering in the courtyard of its Montecito Center with at least 10 local wineries/breweries pouring beverages for tasting, along with hearty hors d’oeuvres and live music. The annual Big Heart Awards will also be presented to notable supporters, and guests will have a chance to contribute much-needed funds with silent and live auctions. All proceeds of the event support LEAP, the Life Enrichment Activity Programs, providing music and movement programs led by local entertainers and instructors to engage our members in body, mind and spirit. | 4 – 7 p.m., Friendship Center, 89 Eucalyptus Ln., Montecito,


Los Lobos and the Mavericks

Los Lobos, an American rock band mixing Latin, Mexican folk, traditional Spanish, blues and R&B, and The Mavericks, an eclectic American band combining Tex-Mex, nontraditional country music, Latin, and rock, co-headline. | 7:30 p.m., Vina Robles Amphitheatre, 3800 Mill Rd., Paso Robles, 805/286-3680,


Granada Theatre Legends Gala

Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts honors and celebrates philanthropist Sara Miller McCune, artist Kenny Loggins and Santa Barbara Symphony at its 2018 Legends Gala. | 6 p.m., The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., Santa Barbara, 805/899-2222,

Solvang Danish Days, courtesy photo.

14 – 16

Solvang Danish Days

California’s premier Danish heritage festival, “Solvang Danish Days,” returns to celebrate its 82nd anniversary with a line-up from Friday through Sunday. Danish Days provides attendees with a total Danish immersion experience, while it also preserves Solvang’s authentic Danish heritage. The weekend’s numerous offerings, encompassing activities for all ages, range from fan-favorite food events surrounding Aebleskiver, the iconic Danish pastry rounds; to a Danish-style beer and wine garden serving Danish import Carlsberg beer alongside local brews and wines; to interactive history lessons at the Elverhoj Museum; a Viking Encampment in Solvang Park; to an afternoon and evening of free, live rock concerts; to chainsaw wood-carving demonstrations and an Old World artisanal crafts marketplace. | Various venues throughout Solvang,


Perfume Workshop 

Explore the art of natural perfumery in a three-hour workshop with Susan Farber of Sol Aromatics. Participants will learn how to formulate their own fragrance with botanical essences gathered from around the world. The workshop will include a lively educational discussion of 18 essential oils and absolutes, scent games to connect smell with emotions, images and memories, and a guided blending session. Tuition includes all materials. Participants will leave with a bottle of custom-made fragrance, a formula for future refills and a take-home guide of the process. | 1- 4 p.m., Wildling Museum of Art & Nature, 1511 Mission Dr., Solvang, 805/688-1082,

KANSAS, courtesy photo.



KANSAS, America’s legendary progressive rock band, has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-platinum albums, one platinum live album and two one million-selling gold singles.  They perform with ASIA and John Payne opening the show. | 7 p.m., Vina Robles Amphitheatre, 3800 Mill Rd., Paso Robles, 805/286-3680,



Future Islands

Having recently celebrated its 12th anniversary, Future Islands returns at the top of its game with new album The Far Field, delivering 12 chest-pounding love songs and odes to the roads as only they can. | 7 p.m., Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, 805/963-0761,


Apples and Honey Festival

The 2018 Apples and Honey Festival themed “Sweet New Year” celebrates the county’s autumn agricultural bounty. The event includes apple-related crafts, artists’ booths, apple and honey tasting, baked goods and kosher hot dogs, music, face painting, bee education and storytelling. | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Mitchell Park, 1400 Osos St., San Luis Obispo,


Endless Summer Dream

The 4th annual Endless Summer Dream fundraiser for Dream Foundation is a fresh, summer-themed event focused on living and wellness, located at one of the most prestigious and picturesque private estates in Summerland, overlooking the ocean. Fashion mogul Jimmy Sommers will be on hand with his famed Wildfox Couture brand—a favorite among A-list celebs and influencers—to kick-off a poolside runway show that includes A Tropical Affair, Bubululu Malibu Bikinis, K. Frank, Jenni Kayne, Lole, Make Smith, Occhialli Eyewear, Rocha Swim, Saltura, Seavees and So De Mel Swimwear. Endless Summer Dream also includes live entertainment from Jason Mraz protégé Cody Lovaas, emcee Alan Rose (KEYT’s chief meteorologist), DJ Gavin Roy, plus delectable local food and spirits. This year, the event will feature a spectacular after party with dinner and dancing at the estate’s onsite night club. | 4 p.m.,

USPA Presidents Cup, courtesy photo.

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USPA Presidents Cup

The USPA Presidents Cup kicks off with the Pony Parade, followed by the singing of the National Anthem, team introductions and the ball throw-in. Sunday Polo is open to the public with a variety of seating options, including Grandstand Seating as well as Luxury Cabanas. Keep the Sunday Funday rolling at the After Party, beginning immediately following the match. The after party takes place in the main clubhouse, as well as on the field, where guests can dance the night away with DJ Fab and enjoy drinks for purchase at the bar. | 2:30 p.m., Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club, 3300 Via Real, Carpinteria, 805/684-6683,


Anjelah Johnson

Comedian Anjelah Johnson became an internet sensation with her viral video “Nail Salon,” which led to many stand-up, television and film opportunities. She makes her Vina Robles Amphitheatre debut this fall. | 8 p.m., Vina Robles Amphitheatre, 3800 Mill Rd., Paso Robles, 805/286-3680,


Mission Creek Legacy Society Annual Dinner

This event recognizes donors who have remembered the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History in their will, trust or estate plan. Leaving a legacy ensures that the Museum will stay strong for many years to come. Join 70 other members at this fun and friendly reception and dinner. | 5:30 p.m., Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta Del Sol, Santa Barbara, 805/682-4711,



NEEDTOBREATHE celebrates the release of its new four-track collection of songs, Forever On Your Side (Niles City Sound Sessions), with the 37-city Forever on Your Side Tour, accompanied by Los Angeles duo Johnnyswim. | 7 p.m., Vina Robles Amphitheatre, 3800 Mill Rd., Paso Robles, 805/286-3680,

Courtesy of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.


Live Dive at the Sea Center 

Become immersed in the world below the ocean’s surface. Watch and interact with SCUBA divers live as they explore our local coastal ecosystems under Stearns Wharf and beyond. FREE public program. | 11 a.m. – noon, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, 211 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara,


Writing in the Galleries

Organized by UCSB Asian American Studies professor Sameer Pandya, Writing in the Galleries is led by a visiting writer/facilitator who begins with a conversation and prompts, partially inspired by works on view at the museum. Participants will write on their own and then reconvene as a group to share and comment on each other’s work. | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St., Santa Barbara, 805/963-4364,,


Changing Lives Gala

Enjoy delicious food, live music and time with friends as New Beginnings Counseling Center honors its 2018 Community Champions at the 6th annual Changing Lives Gala. | 6:30 p.m., Belmond El Encanto, 800 Alvarado Pl., Santa Barbara,

CEC’s Green Gala, courtesy photo.


CEC’s Green Gala

This noteworthy annual event is the eco-chic party of the year, as well as an opportunity to hear how CEC (Community Environmental Council) works to preserve Santa Barbara’s unique way of life and to build a grass-roots movement that embraces both personal action and government accountability to create a resilient, green future worthy of the next generation. | 6:30 p.m., The Lark, 131 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara,



Celebrating Storm Reading

Storm Reading began in Santa Barbara and gained worldwide recognition for its thought-provoking, humorous and out-of-the-box approach to breaking down barriers that separate those living with disabilities from the rest of the world. Thirty years later, the cast and creators take a look back at the impact it had on audiences and at the sustaining relevance its message still has today. | 7 p.m., Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, 805/963-0761,


The Sorrow Cart

Dijo Productions presents the West Coast premiere of The Sorrow Cart, a musical play about and for the homeless. All proceeds from the show will benefit The Soldiers Project to assist in aiding our homeless vets. The Sorrow Cart  features Catherine Remak, Ed Giron, Chris Game, Lisa England, George Coe, Leslie Story, Erika Leachman, Richard Lonsbury, Oliver Hamilton, Phil Moreno, Rachel Christian, Van Riker and Alison Waxman. | 8 p.m., Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, 805/963-0408,


The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys, courtesy photo.

The Beach Boys recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the hit “Good Vibrations,” which is widely considered one of the greatest masterpieces in the history of rock and roll. The group is led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Jeffrey Foskett, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher, Scott Totten and Christian Love continue the legacy of America’s iconic band. This concert will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks. | 7:30 p.m., The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., Santa Barbara,


Ya Ya Festival

Experience the Ya Ya Festival, presented by Tales From the Tavern and featuring Dave Alvin & The Guilty Ones, Ruthie Foster, Michael On Fire and Steve Poltz. Expect a great day of music and entertainment, arts and crafts, food and drink, culture and community and “inspiration vibration.” | 2-10 p.m., Solvang Festival Theater, 420 2nd St., Solvang, 805/688-0383,

Sebastian Maniscalco, courtesy photo.


Sebastian Maniscalco

On the heels of a wildly successful start to 2018, comedian, actor and author Sebastian Maniscalco kicks off the fall leg of his blockbuster “Stay Hungry” international tour. | 8 p.m., Vina Robles Amphitheatre, 3800 Mill Rd., Paso Robles, 805/286-3680,


Sketching in the Galleries

Experience the tradition of sketching from original works of art in “Highlights of the Permanent Collection.” Museum Teaching Artists provide general guidance and all materials. | 5:30-6:30 p.m., Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St., Santa Barbara, 805/963-4364,,

Marc Broussard, courtesy photo.


Marc Broussard with the Dales

Marc Broussard independently recorded and released his debut album, Momentary Setback, at age 20 in 2012. For the past 16 years, he has channeled the spirits of classic R&B, rock and soul into contemporary terms. Join Broussard and The Dales, a five-piece Americana roots rock band, for an unforgettable show. | 8 p.m., Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, 805/963-0761,

28 – Oct. 14


Art, written by Yasmina Reza, was the winner of the 1998 Tony Award for Best Play. It tells the story of three friends–Marc, Serge and Ivan–who get pulled into a hilarious disagreement about a very expensive white painting. | SLO Repertory Theatre, 888 Morro St., San Luis Obispo, 805/786-2440,

29 – 30

California Lemon Festival

When life gives you acres and acres of lemon trees, the only thing to do is celebrate the harvest with a festival–with lots of lemonade, of course! | Girsh Park, 7050 Phelps Rd., Goleta,

Courtesy of the AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara.

29 – Dec. 9

All Under Heaven

All Under Heaven presents the solo and collaborative work of internationally renowned painter Arnold Chang and photographer Michael Cherney. Both American-born but with extensive knowledge and appreciation for China’s hallowed artistic traditions, Chang and Cherney provide views that entice the eye while provoking questions of identity and the sustainability of the ideal in an age of profound transformation. | Art Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB, 552 University Rd., Santa Barbara, 805/893-2951,

29 – Dec. 9

Prints! The Joan and Stu Levin Collection

This exhibit celebrates Joan and Stu Levin’s outstanding collection of contemporary works on paper. Featuring seminal works by artists such as Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, this exhibition explores the central role contemporary print ateliers such as Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE) and Gemini G.E.L. played in establishing printmaking as an innovative form of expression within the landscape of contemporary art. | Art Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB, 552 University Rd., Santa Barbara, 805/893-2951,

Courtesy of MCASB.

29 – 30

Pop-Up Art Lab

Set up shop at the Breakfast Culture Club for the whole 12-hour drawing marathon, or pop in for a quick sketch at the MCASB’s first Pop-Up Art Lab. DJ sets start at 6 p.m. to keep the creativity flowing. | Noon –midnight, Breakfast Culture Club, 711 Chapala St., Santa Barbara, 805/966-5373,



Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis: Spaces

Inspired by the variety of movements in the animal kingdom, Wynton Marsalis’ Spaces is a 10-part jazz suite featuring Lil Buck and Jared Grimes interpreting everything from snakes to chickens. | 8 p.m., The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., Santa Barbara, 805/893-3535,


Girls Rock Santa Barbara Presents Raise Her Voice

An evening of live music, featuring Los Angeles-based hit songwriter Sophie Rose, silent auction, live screen printing and a chance to learn more about Girls Rock Santa Barbara. Girls Rock is an after-school program, accredited summer day camp, and accredited summer sleep-away camp that empowers girls and women through music education, creative expression and performance. Its promotes self-confidence, creativity and teamwork. | 6 p.m. outdoor activities, 7 p.m. concert, Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, 805/963-0761,


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