Art Lovers! The County Art Commission’s Channing Peake Gallery at 105 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, in collaboration with the Downtown Organization and neighboring art venues, is excited to present 1st Thursday, an evening of art and culture in Downtown Santa Barbara. On the first Thursday of every month, participating downtown galleries stay open in the evening to offer free access to art in a fun and social environment. This 1st Thursday is March 1, 5-8pm.
Enjoy an evening of culture by strolling the Historic Arts District’s 30-plus participating venues. These venues will offer special programming such as artists’ receptions, music, demonstrations, lectures, wine tastings, and of course, an array of artwork. As you wander between galleries, take in the live musical performances and interactive exhibits outside on State Street. At the Peake Gallery we present:
CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY
105 East Anapamu Street
1st floor of the County Administration Building
1st Thursday, March 1, 5-8pm Reception, 6pm Gallery Walk-thru tour
Join us for a 6 pm walk-thru tour of Threshold, an evocative new exhibition of water-themed photography, and meet Allan Hancock College film and video instructors Michele Simonsen and Tim Webb. Their work explores the beauty of light flowing through water in the Trinity River in Northern California.
In addition to visiting our venue, be sure to explore the other participating venues. Listings of the specific programming offered at each gallery and descriptions of all public performances and interactive exhibits are available at www.santabarbaradowntown.com. Make the Historic Arts District the place to be on Thursday nights!
Mark your calendars and join us Downtown for 1st Thursday on March 1st.
Santa Barbara artist painter Peter Worsley's exhibit "Our Town" is showing at Gallery 113, downtown Santa Barbara, Tuesday, February 28 through Friday March 30, 2012. There is a reception at the Gallery on "First Thursday," March 1st, 5:00 to 8:00 pm.
Worsley, who mostly paints narrative figurative stories, occasionally takes time out to paint scenic views. Recently he has been looking at his home town of Santa Barbara and has created a large 24 x 48 inch panoramic view from the Santa Barbara Riviera, of the waterfront, the harbor, and many landmarks of the east and south sides of the city, including the outline of the Channel Islands.
ARTISTS RECEPTION SATURDAY, MARCH 3rd from 3 – 5 PM
SHOW EXHIBITS FEBRUARY 25 – APRIL 5th
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3823 Santa Claus Lane
Carpinteria, CA 93013
Please join us for the opening reception of
The New MFAs | UCSB + UCDavis
Friday March 9th . 6-8pm
The artists exhibiting in this show are pursuing the Master of Fine Arts degree, an intensive endeavor of creative commitment designed to allow students to fulfill their artistic potentials. MFA programs have become renowned for playing a significant role in the formation of the contemporary creative environment, and this show presents an insight into the students’ output from the various stages in the program.
The gallery will present art by seventeen students from UC Santa Barbara and UC Davis and offers an exciting chance to view a wide range of work including: drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, video, installation, ceramics and conceptual work. The broad spectrum of practices is testament to the exciting new work being produced through creative programs on University of California campuses and reveals the unique sensibilities of each artist.
Come tour the gallery-as-art-lab and enjoy an opportunity to purchase work by the new emerging talents!
Jane Deering Gallery
128 E. Canon Perdido Street . Santa Barbara CA 93101
Artists’ Opening Reception - Noah Erenberg, Estebán, William Woolway
Friday March 2 – 5 to 7 pm
302 East Cota Street (Corner of Garden and Cota)
Perspectives: The White City
March 11 – June 22, 2012
Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara
Art at the JCC: Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center
524 Chapala St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Opening Reception: Sunday, March 11, 2-4 pm. No charge.
Photo booklets will be available for purchase.
Perspectives: The White City Photos by Carol Bishop and Susan Horowitz
This exhibit examines the Modernist legacy of Tel Aviv’s White City architecture. Their images excavate the foundations and spirit of the original vision of the city when the 1930’s International Style of architecture was adopted to create a new urban environment. Today these buildings eloquently speak of the complex issues of history, culture, form, restoration and possibility—both a testimony to the original plan, as well as a profile on change. Together, the artists reveal issues and ideas about the current look and meaning of the White City. Bishop’s photos focus on the changes of the Modernist legacy through the color and light of the city. Horowitz’s work looks at the issues of preservation, what is lost and what still exists. The White City was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2003.
The Artists: Carol Bishop and Susan Horowitz are Los Angeles-based artists who create photographs related to architecture, which open dialogues about design issues, urban life and contemporary culture. As artists whose work often focuses on architectural modernism in L.A. including the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, Rudolf Schindler, etc. they seek to find connections to structures around the world. The forms and ideas of these and other Modernists, such as Le Corbusier and the Bauhaus architects, inspired separate trips to explore and document their reactions to the White City.
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AN AMERICAN GALLERY
FOR 1st THURSDAY THIS WEEK, Sullivan Goss gives you three new exhibitions and three new books!
First up is the sweeping exhibition, IN SEARCH OF THE SOURCE: Paintings from the Nile and Beyond by Lockwood de Forest. Join us as we head up the Nile and across the Middle East in 1876 with Lockwood de Forest. The gallery has prepared a book with excerpts from de Forest's journals to accompany this epic show.
HOWARD WARSHAW: New Forms is a dynamic new exhibition for one of Southern California's midcentury icons, Howard Warshaw. Focusing on his concern with developing a new language of form, the exhibition is timed to coincide with several important Pacific Standard Time (PST) exhibitions.
We're also welcoming back Anya Fisher to the gallery for her sixth solo show, ANYA FISHER: Kaleidoscope. Anya worked with Rico Lebrun, Warshaw's collaborator and mentor. See how Fisher's vibrant paintings interact with Warshaw's work.
Plus, don't forget about ZACK PAUL: INSIDE OUT! We are looking forward to a review of his debut exhibition in this month's ART LTD. magazine.
But wait! There's more: THE DRAWINGS OF LEON DABO has a companion in the form of a new book! Come see one of the gallery's most special installations and then read about it.
The gallery will also continue to feature DYNAMIC DUOS - a hidden gem in the farthest part of our gallery.
NEW (AND CONTINUING) EXHIBITIONS
"Susan Beauvais is a glass artist, poet and nature photographer and a new resident of the Santa Barbara Arts community.
Her organic sculptural works are a combination of fossilized roots, hollowed by the rivers in Costa Rica, infused with symbiotic glass designs.
This collection is currently seeking a new home for exhibition. For more information, please contact her at: email@example.com."
Friday, March 16, 6 pm
smART Salon: The Role of Childhood and Parenting in the 21st Century
As a compliment to the exhibition Flights from Wonder, this smART Salon features pioneering professionals sharing their diverse expertise and experience that will broaden and strengthen our understanding of childhood and parenting today. Esteemed panelists include Gopal Krishnmurthi, Coordinator of the Krishnmurti Teaching Academy; Ellen Stoddard, Director of the Lou Grant Parent Child workshop in Carpenteria; Don MacMannis, Clinical Director of the Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara; Carolyn Kaster, teacher at the Waldorf School of Santa Barbara; and moderated by Charles Donelan, Arts Editor of the Santa Barbara Independent.
For questions regarding the smART Salon, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (805) 966-5373 x103.
ADMISSION IS FREE
Thursday, March 1, CAF celebrates its two locations!
5-7 pm at the CAF Satellite @ Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara
CAF and Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara host an open house celebrating their exciting collaboration. Explore newly renovated rooms and common spaces designed by AB Design Studios, Inc., as well as the hotel's first exhibition as CAF's satellite space, Open House. Kunin Wines will be pouring their award-winning offerings.
Open House features the following artists: Alejandro Diaz, Ann Diener, Stephanie Dotson, Rob Fischer, Francesca Gabbiani, Saul Gray-Hildenbrand, Nathan Hayden, Cyndee Howard, Jennifer Nocon, Zacarias Paul, Luke Stettner, Kirsten Stoltmann, Sandra Torres, and James Van Arsdale.
5:30 pm - Tour of the exhibition by CAF Executive Director Miki Garcia and remarks by Clay Aurell and Josh Blumer of AB Design Studios, Inc.
Leave a business card and enter a raffle for a chance to win a free hotel stay, CAF membership, and Kunin Wines tasting.
CAF Satellite @ Hotel Indigo
121 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Special thanks to: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York, NY and The James Irvine Foundation, San Francisco, CA.
ADMISSION IS FREE
Following this opening, join us at CAF's main space
THIS WEEK AT ARTS & LECTURES
Songs, Music & Poetry of the American West
Fri, Mar 2 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall
Few places in the world capture the imagination like the American West. From the range, ranch, reservation and roadhouse, from the valley of the Rio Grande to the Bitterroot Mountains, Don’t Fence Me In explores the region’s celebrated musical and oral culture. Cowboy songs and poetry, high plains yodeling, western swing fiddle and vocal harmonies, lively Tex-Mex polkas and rancheras, and Northern Plains pow-wow drum and song are performed by an assemblage of exceptional artists – Wylie & The Wild West, The Quebe Sisters Band, Los Texmaniacs, North Bear, and rodeo poet Paul Zarzyski.
Sun, Mar 4 / 1 & 3 PM / Pollock Theater
(Jason Cohn & Bill Jersey, 2011, 84 min.)
UCSB Reads Author Event
Mon, Mar 5 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall
When the writer Donovan Hohn heard of the mysterious loss of thousands of bath toys at sea, he figured he would interview a few oceanographers, talk to a few beachcombers and read up on Arctic science and geography. But questions can be like ocean currents: wade in too far and they carry you away. Hohn’s accidental odyssey pulls him into the secretive worlds of shipping conglomerates and Chinese toy factories, the daring work of Arctic researchers and the lunatic risks of maverick sailors. Moby-Duck (2011), a national best-seller, is a journey into the heart of the sea and an adventure through science, myth, the global economy and some of the worst weather imaginable.
Innovation in an Era of Accelerating Technologies
Tue, Mar 6 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall
National Inventor Hall of Fame honoree Ray Kurzweil is widely regarded as one of the leading inventors and futurists of our time. Dubbed a “restless genius,” he is the subject of the film Transcendent Man. Kurzweil has written four national best-selling books, including The Singularity is Near and The Age of Spiritual Machines. He is currently working on a new book about human intelligence in machines. Kurzweil has successfully founded and developed companies in music synthesis, speech recognition, reading technology, virtual reality, financial investment, medical simulation and cybernetic art. He received the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize, the largest U.S. award in invention and innovation and is a recipient of the National Medal of Technology, the nation’s highest technology honor.
National Theatre Live
Wed, Mar 7 / 7:30 PM / Lobero Theatre
“As The Artist threatens to win the first silent Best Picture Oscar since 1927, Nicholas Wright’s play offers a fairytale imagining of how it all began.”
The Times, London
Directed by Nicholas Hytner
The National Theatre Live screenings are rebroadcasts of live performances captured in HD
Santa Barbara Symphony Presents “Latin Passion”
Santa Barbara Symphony
Saturday, March 17, 2012 and Sunday, March 18, 2012
Derived from the famous ballet “The Three-Cornered Hat”, this orchestral suite brings thrilling Andalusian folk music to the stage. Experience Bizet's Carmen Suite in a great arrangement for percussion and strings by Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin, as well as Daugherty’s colorful violin concerto led by dynamic young guest conductor, Carlos Miguel Prieto, and featuring rising violin star, Alexandre Da Costa. Moncayo’s Huapango is an arrangement for orchestra inspired by the popular dance music of the Gulf of Mexico region and a thrilling conclusion to the concert.
Prieto serves in four music directorships, including Mexico’s most important orchestra, the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Mexico, in his native country, and also in the re-emerging Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in New Orleans, where he leads the cultural renewal of ravaged New Orleans. A graduate of both Harvard and Princeton Universities, Mr. Prieto has conducted over 50 world premieres of works by Mexican and American composers.
Award-winning violinist Alexandre Da Costa was recognized by age nine as a musical prodigy for his astonishing musical abilities. He continues to perform with prestigious orchestras including the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, and the Vienna Symphony.
& Time: Saturday, March 17th at 8:00 pm
Sunday, March 18th at 3:00 pm Matinee
Pre-concert lecture, “Music Behind the Music,” begins one hour before each performance
Location: The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
March Sponsors: Concert Sponsor: Mosher Foundation; Artist Sponsor: Mary Beth Larkin and Chris Lancashire; Programming Sponsors: John A. Rodriguez, II; Media Sponsor: Santa Barbara News-Press
All Santa Barbara Symphony season concerts take place at The
Granada Theatre. Each concert includes a pre-concert lecture, “Music Behind the
Music” beginning one hour before the concert.
To purchase 2011-2012 Season subscriptions or our "Flex 4-concert series" package, call the Santa Barbara Symphony Office at (805) 898-9386. Single tickets and subscriptions are also available online at www.thesymphony.org. Discounted student tickets are available for $10 with valid student ID.
Santa Barbara Youth Symphony’s Spring Concert
Santa Barbara Symphony
Experience the talented young musicians of the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony in the 2012 Spring Concert. Under the direction of Music Director Andy Radford, flute soloist and concerto winner, Jessica Kozachuk will perform Cécile Chaminade’s Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in D Major. The Youth Symphony will also perform Otto Nicolai’s Overture to Merry Wives of Windsor, Antonín Dvořák’s Czech Suite, Op. 39, as well as Jean Sibelius’s Finlandia, Op. 26.
The Spring Concert features Youth Symphony members who, by audition, perform as soloists with the Youth Symphony. Concerto winner Jessica Kozachuk is a senior at San Marcos High School and a fourth year member of Santa Barbara Youth Symphony. She plans to further her musical passion by studying music in college.
Santa Barbara Youth Symphony serves the region by providing musical enrichment to young people through the venues of orchestral performance and instruction in the schools of our community.
Date: Sunday, March 11, 2012
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Lobero Theatre, 33 East Canon Perdido Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Cost: $12.00 – Adults, $8.50 - Students/Seniors, Children 6 and under are free.
For tickets, call the Lobero Box Office at (805) 963-0761 or go visit www.lobero.com. Tickets are subject to $3 per ticket Lobero Facility Fee; other fees may also apply. For more information, visit www.thesymphony.org.
The Arts Fund Presents
JAMES HAPKE: PRINTS
March 23 – May 19, 2012
February 20, 2012: The Arts Fund is pleased to present an exhibition by 2011 Individual Artist Award winner James Hapke. James Hapke: Prints will be in The Arts Fund Gallery from March 23 – May 19, 2012. The exhibition will open with a public reception for the artist on Friday, March 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the gallery which is located at 205C Santa Barbara St. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. and by appointment. Admission is free.
PRINTS will present a diverse range of works on paper by Santa Barbara artist James Hapke. Interested in exploring the human form and its relationship to the local landscape, Hapke’s prints communicate an honest sense of discovery and self-examination. Hapke creates collographs, lithography, etchings and aquatints to uncover ideas relating to the passage of time in both the human body and the geological landscape through the use of layering images.
James Hapke was born in 1986 in Newport Beach, California and studied in Santa Barbara at Westmont College earning a B.A. in English with a minor in Studio Art focusing on printmaking. After graduating in 2009 he co-founded the Santa Barbara-based writing group and journal, FRAME, and curated a timeline and visual expression of the development of the poetry journal for “Monitored”, an exhibit and poetry reading at the Faulkner Gallery in Santa Barbara. He also co-wrote an ocean/ballad-based concept album, Water Will Rise, released in 2010 under the name Patience. His work as a printmaker is driven and influenced by his interdisciplinary background.
Hapke is one of three artists who received The Arts Fund’s Individual Artist Award in 2011. These awards annually identify and reward artistic excellence in Santa Barbara County. This solo exhibition, along with a cash prize of $2,000, is part of the award. Now in its 23rd year, the Arts Fund’s IAA Program has awarded over $174,000 in cash prizes and showcased over 140 artists in the visual, literary, and performing arts. Funded entirely through private donations, the IAA is an important component in sustaining artistic vitality in the community.
This exhibition was made possible through the generosity of Suzanne Bock. More images from the show are available upon request. For more information, please call The Arts Fund at (805) 965-7321 or go to www.artsfundsb.org.
The Arts Fund (www.artsfundsb.org) was established as a nonprofit in 1983 dedicated to fostering the arts in Santa Barbara County. The organization’s formal mission is to create, fund and administer programs and projects that foster the arts for the people of Santa Barbara County, to act as a catalyst maximizing the effectiveness of arts resources, and to nurture collaborative relationships amongst arts organizations.
The Arts Fund is best known as the sponsor of the annual Individual Artist Awards (IAA), a juried competition open to Santa Barbara County artists, and the Teen Arts Mentorship Program that matches promising high school students with professional master artists and writers in a workshop setting. In 2001, The Arts Fund opened The Arts Fund Gallery at 205C Santa Barbara Street at Yanonali in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone neighborhood. Gallery sales and private donations are an important and essential source of funding for the organization. Please visit www.artsfundsb.org to learn more upcoming programs and events or how to make a donation to support the work of The Arts Fund. The Arts Fund Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday from 1-5 p.n. and by appointment.
to see you all March 1, First Thursday at The PROJECT!
5 to 8 pm
East de la Guerra at the Plaza
Grammy-winning Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano come to Santa Barbara for free neighborhood concerts with ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara!
· Friday, March 23, 7 pm, Isla Vista School, 6875 El Colegio Rd., Goleta, Information (805) 893-5037
· Saturday, March 24, 7:30 pm, Guadalupe City Hall, 918 Obispo Street, Guadalupe, Information (805) 343-2939
· TWO CONCERTS on Sunday, March 25, 4 and 7 pm, Marjorie Luke Theatre, Santa Barbara Jr. High, 721 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara, Information (805) 884-4087 x7
· Doors open one half hour before the shows start
· Join ¡Viva el Arte de Sánta Barbara! on facebook
Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano return to Santa Barbara for ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara!. Their popular performances always include the best in classic mariachi, dance, humor, and a unique connection with the audience that brings people together to celebrate this important tradition.
Natividad “Nati” Cano. A traditionalist and a visionary, Cano has both
mirrored and shaped the history of mariachi music. He was born in 1933 into a
family of mariachi musicians in Jalisco, Mexico, one of the many west Mexican
communities that gave life to the mariachi tradition. His career took him first
to nearby Guadalajara, Mexico’s second largest city, and then further away to
Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, he and Los Camperos emerged as a major driving
force of the mariachi music tradition in the United States.
Los Camperos de Nati Cano has existed for more than 50 years and is noted for demanding musical arrangements that highlight the individual skills and voices of the players. The ensemble employs the finest musicians from Mexico and the United States and has performed for audiences worldwide.
In December 2006, Cano’s contributions to the American music landscape were recognized when he became one of the first artists nationwide to win a USA Fellowship from United States Artists. In its inaugural year, United States Artists awarded 50 USA Fellowships to a total of 54 artists. Mr. Cano was one of only five musicians to be named a USA Fellow in the inaugural year.
Mariachi Los Camperos was one of four mariachis that collaborated on Linda Ronstadt’s album, Canciones de Mi Padre (Songs of my Father). In 1988-89, the group worked on the promotion of the album, including national television appearances on programs including The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and the Grammy Awards Show. They also appear on Linda Ronstadt’s Mas Canciones (More Songs).
The ensemble has recorded nine albums including: Puro Mariachi (Indigo Records, 1961); North of the Border (RCA/Carino Records, 1965); El Super Mariachi, Los Camperos (Latin International, 1968); Valses de Amor (La Fonda Records, 1973); Canciones de Siempre (PolyGram Latino, 1993); Sounds of Mariachi (Delfin Records, 1996) and Fiesta Navidad (Delfin Records, 1997); Viva el Mariachi (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2003); Llegaron Los Camperos, (Smithsonian Folkways, 2005.) Los Camperos shared a 2005 Best Musical Album for Children Grammy for cELLAbration!, A tribute to Ella Jenkins. In 2006, the album Llegaron Los Camperos was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album. In 2008, the group released their third CD with Smithsonian Folkways, entitled Amor, Dolor y Lágrima that won the 2009 Grammy for Best Regional Mexican Album.
¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! is a collaboration of the Marjorie Luke Theatre, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts & Education Center, Isla Vista School, and UCSB Arts & Lectures. Bringing free music and dance to neighborhood venues, schools and community organizations throughout Santa Barbara County, Viva concentrates on making important traditions accessible to students and families. In order to reach out to the broadest possible audience Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano will also visit several schools and community groups as part of their Santa Barbara stay.
Viva coordinators Alíz Ruvalcaba, Graciela Parra, and Catherine Boyer reach out to local communities to get the word out and organize volunteers to run the events. In January 2011, the national Association of Performing Arts Presenters recognized Viva as one of two exemplary outreach programs nationwide.
You are invited to Ayni Gallery, 216 State Street www.AyniGallery.com . . .
Friday, March 2, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
"Awakening the Divine Feminine" with LADIMIRA. She offers solutions and techniques
based on the ancient Slavic Traditions and Shamanic Traditions http://ladamira.weebly.com/
Free Introductory evening.
Monday, March 5, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
SB LOVE GRID Community Potluck and Circle Up.
This first Monday monthly Community gathering is growing and magical.
Great food and spontaneous-inspirational-fun Community circle experience.
Networking and heart connections. No cost.
Sunday, March 18, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
SACRED COCREATIVE ECONOMICS Community Dialogue with Eileen Workman and Ani Ahavah.
Looking beyond our dysfunctional economic system to Nature's elegant model of reciprocity and
regenerativity. Special guests will be featured each month. www.SacredEconomics.org. No cost
LADIMIRA - FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 2 AT AYNI GALLERY - 7:00-9:00 PM
Join us at The Book Den for an evening of Irish travel and music. Russ Doherty will be at The Book Den to discuss and sign copies of his book The Quiet Man Fiddles: Musical Journeys in Ireland. And he'll have some of his friends along to play some Irish songs as well.
March 1, 5 PM to 8 PM
Museum of Ventura County
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(805) 653-0323 ext 306 email@example.com
How Green Is Our Valley?
Agricultural Landscape of Historical Santa Clara Valley Explored in March 18 Talk at Agriculture Museum
Ten years of research by historians Judy Triem and Mitch Stone helped make the Santa Clara Valley eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn about the valley on Sunday, March 18 at 2:00 p.m., when they share their findings at the Museum of Ventura County’s Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula. The presentation will illustrate how the Santa Clara Valley is a visual record of the evolution of agriculture in Ventura County, from dry farming to citriculture and beyond. Triem and Stone will focus on the architecture of farmhouses, barns and outbuildings, as well as row crops, orchards and water features, all of which serve to explain and define the cultural landscape.
The talk is included in the price of museum general admission; museum members are free. Seating is limited; call (805) 525-3100 for reservations. Copies of the Easton Press book, “The Santa Clara Valley of Ventura County,” for which Judy Triem wrote the history, will be available for purchase.
Historians Triem and Stone have worked extensively in Ventura County and are principals in San Buenaventura Research Associates, which specializes in historic resources evaluations for compliance with state and federal environmental requirements, and the production of historic property surveys and documents to support historic preservation planning.
Box Office: 805-965-5400
Cover of Night Tide
Film still from Pull My Daisy
Thursdays, March 8, 29 and Sunday, May 13, 5:30 pm
In conjunction with the exhibition, Pasadena to Santa Barbara: A Selected History of Art in Southern California, 1951–1969 and introduced by UCSB Critical Theory and Integrative Studies Professor, Colin Gardner
8: Night Tide
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
PCPA Theaterfest Presents
LITTLE WOMEN, THE BROADWAY MUSICAL
Little Women, The Broadway Musical based on the beloved classic novel by Louisa May Alcott which follows the adventures of Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March as they grow up in Civil War America. Jo longs to publish a novel. Meg longs for a fiancé. Beth longs for a piano. Amy longs to be admired. As relevant today as when it was written, this timeless tale has been given new life as an exhilarating new musical filled with glorious song, dancing and a few tears. Jason Howland’s score celebrates personal discovery and a young America finding its voice and coming of age in a time of challenge and transformation. Little Women will be directed by Roger DeLaurier with choreography by Michael Jenkinson.
Thursday, February 16 through Sunday, March 11
Santa Barbara Choral Society Presents
MASTERWORKS AT SAN ROQUE
In the second installment of “Masterworks at San Roque,” Santa Barbara Choral Society Artistic Director JoAnne Wasserman will conduct the 100-voice chorus, orchestra, and special guests, the Westmont College Choir, in a performance of the ethereal Requiem of Maurice Duruflè. “We are also thrilled to bring to Santa Barbara the West Coast Premiere of Rollo Dilworth’s The Rain Sequence, in which the audience itself plays a key role!” said Ms. Wasserman who reports that Dr. Dilworth was in Santa Barbara on February 18 to work with the singers in preparation for the concert.
Saturday, March 3 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 4 at 3:00 p.m.
San Roque Church, 3200 Calle Cedro, Santa Barbara, 965-6577
University of California Santa Barbara Department of Theater and Dance presents
By Lila Rose Kaplan, directed by Risa Brainin.
The new fall term is starting at Twins Academy, a boarding high school for exceptional twins. The school's dance instructor, Leigh, is not happy to learn that her long-estranged twin sister, August, is returning to teach physics at the academy they founded together 25 years ago. August's eccentric lessons on entanglement*. gradually pull their students into the family rift. Oh, and everyone stops showering. In a school setting both unusual and familiar, Entangled examines the highs and lows of breaking apart and coming back together again. (*Entanglement is a term used in quantum theory to describe the way that particles of energy/matter can become correlated to predictably interact with each other regardless of how far apart they are. Einstein called it "spooky action at a distance.")
Saturday, March 3 at 8:00 pm, Sunday, March 4 at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 8-Saturday, March 10 at 8:00 p.m.
Theater, UCSB Campus
The Department of Theater and Dance is located amidst some of the newest facilities on campus, including a well-lit parking structure (Lot 22) close to performance venues. Visit the departmental website - www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu - for directions and information about attending events at UCSB. The department's productions are not targeted to children.
ITM Collective Presents
Explore the emotions of Traditional Irish Music This Thursday Night at Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant – 18 E. Ortega This Sunday Night at The James Joyce – 513 State Street Both Performances are Free.
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents
DON’T FENCE ME IN
Santa Barbara Debut. Few places in the world capture the imagination like the American West. From the range, ranch, reservation and roadhouse, from the valley of the Rio Grande to the Bitterroot Mountains, Don’t Fence Me In explores the region’s celebrated musical and oral culture. Cowboy songs and poetry, high plains yodeling, western swing fiddle and vocal harmonies, lively Tex-Mex polkas and rancheras, and Northern Plains pow-wow drum and song are performed by an assemblage of exceptional artists – Wylie & The Wild West, The Quebe Sisters Band, Los Texmaniacs, North Bear, and rodeo poet Paul Zarzyski.
Friday, March 2 at 8:00 p.m.
UCSB Campbell Hall, 893-3535
American Medical Response Presents
Michael McDonald, a five-time Grammy Award winner, is certainly one of the most popular singer/songwriters of our time, not only as a solo artist but with hits bands such as Steely Dan and of course, the Doobie Brothers. All proceeds from this evening will benefit Doctors Without Walls—Santa Barbara Street Medicine (DWW-SBSM). DWW-SBSM’s provides free healthcare to the underserved population in Santa Barbara. The first annual Takin’ it to the Streets Award, as well as a short multi-media presentation about Doctors Without Walls Santa Barbara Street Medicine, will take place prior to the concert. VIP ticket holders will attend a “meet and greet” with Mr. McDonald at a reception in the Lobero Courtyard.
Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Lobero Theatre, 963-0761
State Street Ballet Young Dancers Presents
SPRING CELEBRATION OF DANCE
The State Street Ballet Young Dancers’ Spring Celebration of Dance 2012 is an annual choreography concert, featuring innovative choreography by well-known choreographers on young dancers from the apprentice company of State Street Ballet. This year, works are being choreographed by State Street Ballet director Rodney Gustafson and State Street Ballet resident choreographer Josie Walsh, named by Dance Magazine as one of “25 to watch.” It’s an exciting year for the company, because one of the works of choreography will be selected for the National Regional Dance America Festival in Montreal this coming May.
Sunday, March 4 at 6:00 p.m.
Lobero Theatre, 963-0761
Opera Santa Barbara Presents
OPERA NIGHT TRE LUNE
Opera Santa Barbara brings back its popular Tre Lune Opera Night! Sit down and enjoy a sumptuous meal while being serenaded by members of the cast of Opera Santa Barbara's Marriage of Figaro. A romantic night on the town, or a fabulous night out for you and your friends! One night only, make your reservations soon. Buon appetito!
Tuesday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Tre Lune Ristorante, 1151 Coast Village Road, 969-2646
Opera Santa Barbara Presents
FREE NOONTIME CONCERT
Opera Santa Barbara presents free noontime concerts featuring members of its 2012 Studio Artists Program. This is a rare opportunity to hear rising opera stars performing a varied program of arias and ensembles.
Wednesday, March 7, 12:00 p.m.
McCune Founders Room, Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, 898-3890
UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents
In a remote village in Eastern Europe circa 1900, the young Motl Mendl is entranced by the flickering silent images on his father’s cinematograph. Bankrolled by Jacob, the ebullient local timber merchant and inspired by Anna, the girl sent to help him make moving pictures of their village, he stumbles on a revolutionary way of storytelling. Forty years later, Motl, now a famous American film director, looks back on his early life and confronts the cost of fulfilling his dreams. Following Vincent in Brixton and The Reporter, Nicholas Wright’s new play, directed by Nicholas Hytner and featuring award-winning actor Antony Sher, is a funny and fascinating tribute to the Eastern European immigrants who became major players in Hollywood’s golden age.
Wednesday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Lobero Theatre, 963-0761
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