Maria Ressa’s How to Stand Up to a Dictator Presented By UCSB Arts & Lectures

Campbell Hall UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Celebrated around the world for her commitment to free expression, human dignity and democratic government, journalist Maria Ressa has spent decades speaking truth to power and challenging corruption. The recipient of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, Ressa has had multiple arrest warrants filed against her for her reporting on the authoritarian administration of Philippine President …

$10 – $35

Las Cafeteras Presented By ¡Viva el Arte!

Isla Vista School 6875 El Colegio Rd, Goleta

Born and raised East of the Los Angeles River, Las Cafeteras are a sonic explosion of Afro-Mexican rhythms, electronic beats, and powerful rhymes that document stories of a community seeking to “build a world where many worlds fit.” This dynamic group transcends genres from Afro-Mexican to Americana, from Soul to Son Jarocho, from Roots to …

Free

Las Cafeteras Presented By ¡Viva el Arte!

Guadalupe City Hall 918 Obispo St, Guadalupe

Born and raised East of the Los Angeles River, Las Cafeteras are a sonic explosion of Afro-Mexican rhythms, electronic beats, and powerful rhymes that document stories of a community seeking to “build a world where many worlds fit.” This dynamic group transcends genres from Afro-Mexican to Americana, from Soul to Son Jarocho, from Roots to …

Free

Las Cafeteras Presented By ¡Viva el Arte!

Marjorie Luke Theatre 721 E Cota St, Santa Barbara

Born and raised East of the Los Angeles River, Las Cafeteras are a sonic explosion of Afro-Mexican rhythms, electronic beats, and powerful rhymes that document stories of a community seeking to “build a world where many worlds fit.” This dynamic group transcends genres from Afro-Mexican to Americana, from Soul to Son Jarocho, from Roots to …

Free

Nicholas Galanin Let Them Enter Dancing and Showing Their Faces Presented By UCSB Arts & Lectures

Campbell Hall UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Proclaimed a “standout” by The New York Times, multidisciplinary artist Nicholas Galanin explores conceptions and misconceptions surrounding Indigenous identity. He is widely praised for what have been considered the “definitive works” (ARTnews.com) of the 2019 Whitney Biennial, 2020 Australian Biennale and 2021 Desert X, among other notable exhibitions. His sculptures and multimedia installations intersect in …

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FREE Summer Cinema: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Santa Barbara County Courthouse 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara

Friday night under the stars! Bring breathable blankets or a low chair, a picnic and your friends. **Please respect the lawn and your fellow filmgoers: only bring blankets that are permeable (no plastic/nylon/tarps), and chairs that are low-backed and low to the ground.    In the night skies over Indiana, cable worker Roy Neary (Richard …

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FREE Summer Cinema: Mars Attacks!

Santa Barbara County Courthouse 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara

Friday night under the stars! Bring breathable blankets or a low chair, a picnic and your friends. **Please respect the lawn and your fellow filmgoers: only bring blankets that are permeable (no plastic/nylon/tarps), and chairs that are low-backed and low to the ground. Setup permitted starting at noon on the day of the screening.   …

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FREE Summer Cinema: The Fifth Element

Santa Barbara County Courthouse 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara

Friday night under the stars! Bring breathable blankets or a low chair, a picnic and your friends. **Please respect the lawn and your fellow filmgoers: only bring blankets that are permeable (no plastic/nylon/tarps), and chairs that are low-backed and low to the ground. Setup permitted starting at noon on the day of the screening.   …

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FREE Summer Cinema: Star Trek

Santa Barbara County Courthouse 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara

Friday night under the stars! Bring breathable blankets or a low chair, a picnic and your friends. **Please respect the lawn and your fellow filmgoers: only bring blankets that are permeable (no plastic/nylon/tarps), and chairs that are low-backed and low to the ground. Setup permitted starting at noon on the day of the screening. The …

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FREE Summer Cinema: Guardians of the Galaxy

Santa Barbara County Courthouse 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara

Friday night under the stars! Bring breathable blankets or a low chair, a picnic and your friends. **Please respect the lawn and your fellow filmgoers: only bring blankets that are permeable (no plastic/nylon/tarps), and chairs that are low-backed and low to the ground. Setup permitted starting at noon on the day of the screening. Brash …

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FREE Summer Cinema: Nope

Santa Barbara County Courthouse 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara

Friday night under the stars! Bring breathable blankets or a low chair, a picnic and your friends. **Please respect the lawn and your fellow filmgoers: only bring blankets that are permeable (no plastic/nylon/tarps), and chairs that are low-backed and low to the ground. Setup permitted starting at noon on the day of the screening. Oscar-winning …

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Abraham Verghese

Arlington Theater 1317 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA

Abraham Verghese joins us in conversation with Pico Iyer at the Arlington Theatre on February 21st at 7:30 to discuss his newest book, The Covenant of Water.   “One of the best books I’ve read in my entire life.” – Oprah Winfrey on The Covenant of Water   “Like Chekhov, Verghese is a doctor and is as …

$10 – $45

David Sedaris

Arlington Theater 1317 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA

One of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition, satirist and bestselling author David Sedaris returns with his acerbic humor, social commentary and outlandish stories. Cutting through cultural euphemisms and political correctness, he delights audiences with twists of humor and perspicacity as he shares both published stories and works-in-progress. Stick around after the event …

$35 – $50

Adam Grant

Arlington Theater 1317 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA

Are grit and perseverance enough to succeed? Or does someone need to give you a chance? In this paradigm-shifting talk, organizational psychologist and Penn Wharton School of Business professor Adam Grant explores why some people are overlooked despite their talents, and how that can begin to change. A leading expert on how we can find …

$30 – $50

Mariachi Sol de México

Arlington Theater 1317 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents José Hernández’ Merry-Achi Christmas at the Arlington Theatre on Wednesday December 6th at 7:00pm. Experience holiday magic as José Hernández leads the renowned Mariachi Sol de México in a festive celebration that blends traditional Christmas carols and elements of Las Posadas. Tickets available at AXS.com

$10 – $65