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August 2018

UCSB Arts & Lectures Summer Film Series

August 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday and Friday, repeating until August 24, 2018

See a different free film each week this summer with the UCSB Arts & Lectures Film Series, which will play Wednesday and Friday nights at UCSB Campbell Hall and the Santa Barbara County Courthouse, respectively.

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Persepolis

August 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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Free

Based on Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel about her life in pre and post-revolutionary Iran and then in Europe, the French-Iranian animated film Persepolis traces Satrapi’s growth from a precocious and outspoken 9-year-old to a rebellious, punk-loving teenager in Iran.

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Persepolis

August 17 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street #2
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Free

Based on Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel about her life in pre and post-revolutionary Iran and then in Europe, the French-Iranian animated film Persepolis traces Satrapi’s growth from a precocious and outspoken 9-year-old to a rebellious, punk-loving teenager in Iran.

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Loving Vincent

August 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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Free

UCSB Arts & Lectures is screening Loving Vincent as a part of their free Summer Cinema Animated Nights.
The world’s first fully oil-painted feature film, this one-of-a-kind biopic examines the life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh, told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them.

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Loving Vincent

August 24 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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Free

The world’s first fully oil-painted feature film, this one-of-a-kind biopic examines the life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh, told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them.

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September 2018

Wynton Marsalis: Spaces

September 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Inspired by the variety of movements in the animal kingdom, Wynton Marsalis’ Spaces is a 10-part jazz suite featuring two extraordinary dancers interpreting everything from snakes to chickens. 

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October 2018

Soweto Gospel Choir

October 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
$15 – $42

The Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir returns for an infectiously joyful performance of spirituals, freedom songs, gospel and pop hits to commemorate the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth.

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Preet Bharara: Ethics and the Law

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

A defender of justice and fairness, Bharara will address some of today’s most pressing topics in the corporate, legal and educational worlds.

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Aida Cuevas, A Tribute to Juan Gabriel

October 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$16 – $59

The “Queen of Ranchera Music” and first female singer in the mariachi genre to win a Grammy Award, Aida Cuevas pays tribute to Juan Gabriel, Mexico’s late prince of pop and champion of traditional music.

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Company Wang Ramirez, Borderline

October 13 @ 8:00 pm
Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$20 – $49

Sébastien Ramirez and Honji Wang create dance-theater works that are deeply rooted in hip hop and street culture, but also thrive on blending different artistic traditions to enlightening artistic effect.

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Borderline

October 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Sébastien Ramirez and Honji Wang create dance-theater works that are deeply rooted in hip hop and street culture.

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Cirque Mechanics, 42FT

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$20 – $49

42FT: A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels is the latest invention from Cirque Mechanics, a premier American circus with innovative staging and inspiring storytelling that’s “intelligently conceived and expertly executed.”

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Seong-Jin Cho, Piano

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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$10 – $40

After his sold-out Santa Barbara debut last season, the poetic young artist returns, bringing his deep musicianship and “lucid and shimmering sound” (Financial Times) to masterful renditions of Debussy and Chopin.

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Steven Pinker, Enlightenment Now

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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$10 – $35

The author of award-winning books including The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works and The Better Angels of Our Nature, Pinker will present the big picture of human progress: People are living longer, healthier, freer and happier lives, “a powerful case that the main line of history has been, since the Enlightenment, one of improvement” (Scientific American).

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Ojai Storytelling Festival on Tour

October 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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$10 – $15

Whether it’s a tall tale filled with hilarity or a journey of the imagination, master storytellers will deliver a program your children will never forget.

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St. Paul & The Broken Bones

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St,
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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$24 – $54

St. Paul & The Broken Bones make their Santa Barbara debut. High-voltage soul-based rockers St. Paul & The Broken Bones render a blazing mating of ’60s soul fire with latter-day influences like Sly Stone, David Bowie and Prince.

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Joan Halifax in Conversation with Pico Iyer

October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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$10 – $35

In an intimate conversation with Pico Iyer, Halifax offers a unique opportunity to hear the stories behind her extraordinary life and to gain insight into her latest book, Standing at the Edge.

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November 2018

Joan Baez: Fare Thee Well… Tour 2018

November 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St,
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
$24 – $129

Shortly after her 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction, Joan Baez announced, “While 2018 will be my last year of formal, extended touring, I’m looking forward to being on the road with a beautiful new album about which I am truly proud.” The new album, Whistle Down the Wind, gathers material by some of Baez’s favorite composers, from Tom Waits and Josh Ritter, to Eliza Gilkyson and Mary Chapin Carpenter.

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Jeff Goldblum and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra

November 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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$19 – $75

The quintet’s guitar, bass, sax and drums complement Goldblum’s piano prowess and electric personality for a high-energy traditional jazz music performance that brings the audience to its feet. A captivating and hilarious performer, Goldblum’s quirky, intelligent and suave humor makes for an incredibly special evening!

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David Miliband

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

Former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband is the president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest refugee aid agencies, providing humanitarian relief to displaced persons in more than 40 war-affected countries.

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Compagnie Käfig, Pixel

November 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$20 – $49

Precision, energy, speed, power—France’s acclaimed Compagnie Käfig merges elements of Brazilian urban dance and capoeira with hip hop, modern dance and circus arts in its breakneck productions.

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Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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$10 – $50

The Grammy Award-winning Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir is renowned for the shimmering quality of its sound and enthralling performances.

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The Tallest Man on Earth

November 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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$15 – $40

Playing spare, tuneful indie folk enlivened by passionate vocals and poetic lyrics, The Tallest Man on Earth is Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson, whose “highly personal lyrics and irresistibly rollicking guitar a thing of refined and impeccable beauty” (NPR).

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Jake Shimabukuro: The Greatest Day Tour

November 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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Expect the unexpected as Ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro’s virtuosic performances combine his singular mix of classical grandiosity, jazz ingenuity and rock-star tenacity. 

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December 2018

The Okee Dokee Brothers

December 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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$14 – $20

Justin Lansing and Joe Mailander have been exploring the outdoors together since they were kids. Now they're a Grammy Award-winning folk and roots music duo that puts the natural world at the heart of their Americana music, with songs written under wide-open skies and harmonies fine-tuned around the campfire.

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Kronos Quartet

December 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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$10 – $40

For more than 40 years, San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet has embodied a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually reimagine the string quartet experience.

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Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen

December 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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$19 – $125

Texas greats Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen join forces in an up-close-and-personal evening you won’t want to miss.

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Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Violin

December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hahn Hall, 1070 Fairway Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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$10 – $37

Grammy Award-winner Patricia Kopatchinskaja is considered the world’s most exhilarating violinist for her singular approach to baroque and classical repertoire, new commissions and reinterpretations of modern masterworks.

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The Blind Boys of Alabama Holiday Show

December 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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$15 – $50

Six-time Grammy Award-winners The Blind Boys of Alabama will perform hidden gospel gems along with holiday standards and original songs.

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