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Unity Shoppe
100 YEARS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE
Unity Shoppe
The Unity Shoppe presents a Celebration of 100 Years of Community Service to thank those who joined in a collaborative effort to give the community a “Distribution Center” for those suffering a personal crisis, fire or flood. Join KEYT, Kenny Loggins, the Unity Shoppe Board and Friends for an evening of tributes and entertainment by local youth, volunteers, celebrities, and supporters. We commemorate the CommUnity effort of all those who have supported the growth of Unity Shoppe’s services to assist thousands of low-income families, children, the elderly and disabled throughout Santa Barbara County.
Wed 9/7/16 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Unity Shoppe


Chris Botti
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Chris Botti
Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four #1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy Awards. Most recently, his latest album Impressions won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards. Performing worldwide and selling more than four million albums, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre.


Sat 9/10/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Chris Botti


<i>El Rey del Barrio</i>
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El Rey del Barrio
Part of the Cine en Domingo Film Series

Charitable and detached, the young ferrocarrilero Tin Tan strives to protect his young, humble but pretty neighbor Carmelita, although she rejects his help. Actually, Tin Tan is head of a gang of thieves dedicated to swindle millions of dollars, by posing as musicians, painters and flamenco singers. Things get complicated for this modern Robin Hood when he charms the zany Nena, one of his millionaire conquests who falls in love with him, and now wants to marry him.

Caritativo y desprendido, el joven ferrocarrilero Tin Tan se empeña por proteger a su joven, humilde pero linda vecina Carmelita, aunque ella rechaza su ayuda. En realidad, Tin Tan es el jefe de una banda de ladrones dedicados a estafar millonarias, haciéndose pasar por músicos, pintores y cantantes de flamenco. Las cosas se complican para este moderno Robin Hood cuando la estrafalaria Nena, una de sus millonarias conquistas, se prenda de sus encantos y quiere casarse con él.

Cine en Domingo features both classic and contemporary Spanish language films from Latin & South America. Chosen to engage the Latino community and all who love this genre of filmmaking, audiences will also enjoy an introduction of captivating dialogue between civic leader Monique Limon and local media personality Andy Valdez. Films will be presented in Spanish with English subtitles.

Sun 9/11/16 3:00PM The Granada Theatre El Rey del Barrio


<i>In Plain Sight</i>
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In Plain Sight
Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin film series.

In Plain Sight is a documentary about human trafficking in America, depicting what is actually happening in such cities as Nashville, Dallas and Houston. Woven throughout these first-person accounts, the directors bring in the people who are trying to free these girls from this hell. For Mature Audiences.

Directed by Noah Lamberth and David Trotter

(2004) 86 minutes – not rated

Join former Santa Barbara mayor and film critic Hal Conklin for a selection of great stories that touch the soul and draw out the best in humanity. These stories teach about forgiveness, loving others, and loving ourselves, and provide a renewed enthusiasm for living life with compassion and grace. Drawn from the syndicated film series “Cinema In Focus,” these presentations will blend together great film with audience conversations and Q&A.

Mon 9/12/16 7:00PM The Granada Theatre In Plain Sight


<i>Stop Making Sense</i>
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Stop Making Sense
Part of the And The Band Played On Film Series

Director Jonathan Demme captures the frantic energy and artsy groove of Talking Heads in this concert movie shot at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in 1983. The band's frontman, David Byrne, first appears on an empty stage, armed with only an acoustic guitar, and is gradually joined by bassist Tina Weymouth, drummer Chris Frantz, keyboardist Jerry Harrison and a cadre of backup singers as they perform the band's hits, culminating in an iconic performance featuring Byrne in an enormous suit.

Not Rated | 1h 28min | 1984

Witness the story behind the music in this documentary film series featuring some of musics most influential artists and unforgettable concerts.

Tue 9/13/16 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Stop Making Sense


The National Parks Films
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
The National Parks Films
Nearly a decade in the making, this 12-hour, six-part documentary series from acclaimed filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan is a breathtaking journey through the nation’s most spectacular landscapes and a celebration of the people who fought to save them for future generations to treasure.

FREE event. Information may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Sat 9/24/16 12:00PM The Granada Theatre The National Parks Films
Sun 9/25/16 12:00PM The Granada Theatre The National Parks Films


<i>The Man With The Golden Arm</i>
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The Man With The Golden Arm
Part of the Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series

When illegal card dealer and recovering heroin addict Frankie Machine gets out of prison, he decides to straighten up. Armed with nothing but an old drum set, Frankie tries to get honest work as a drummer. But when his former employer, small-time con man Schwiefka , and Frankie's old drug dealer, Louis, re-enter his life, Frankie finds it hard to stay clean and eventually finds himself succumbing to his old habits.
Starring Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Eleanor Parker
Director: Otto Preminger Writers: Walter Newman, Ben Hecht, Lewis Meltzer
1955, 1h 59m, unrated


The Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series is designed to highlight films that are important beyond their cinematic tradition for their showcasing of great cinematic scores.


In honor of the life and work of noted film composer and Santa Barbara resident, Elmer Bernstein, this series presents films noteworthy for the importance of their musical scores to the telling of each film’s unique story. Curated by Jon Burlingame there will be discussion and a Q & A.

Mon 9/26/16 7:00PM The Granada Theatre The Man With The Golden Arm


Fareed Zakaria
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
Fareed Zakaria
In the run-up to the presidential election, political analyst and journalist Fareed Zakaria will provide key insights into this historic race. Host of CNN’s flagship international affairs program Fareed Zakaria GPS and author of The Future of Freedom and The Post-American World, Zakaria is widely respected for his thoughtful analysis of the big ideas and global challenges of our time. A go-to voice for smart commentary on economic and political trends, he combines the knowledge of a historian and the theoretical command of a political scientist with good-natured wit and pragmatism. Also a contributing editor at The Atlantic and a Washington Post columnist, Zakaria was named one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine. His latest book is In Defense of a Liberal Education.


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Tue 9/27/16 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Fareed Zakaria


The Time Jumpers
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
The Time Jumpers
This Grammy Award-nominated supergroup started jamming together out of pure love for playing with others at the height of their craft. Their popular weekly performances draw crowds from all over the world – not to mention impromptu drop-ins by Bonnie Raitt, Robert Plant, The White Stripes, Kings of Leon and Jimmy Buffet – as music lovers flock to partake in the joy of the experience.


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Thu 9/29/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre The Time Jumpers


Ken Burns
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
Ken Burns
This special lecture by Ken Burns will be an appreciation for what the parks have added to our collective and individual spirit. Named “the most accomplished documentary filmmaker of his generation” by The New York Times, Burns has captured the imaginations of television viewers in unprecedented fashion. His in-depth portraits of Americana – featured in works like The National Parks, The Civil War, Baseball and JAZZ – set rating records and garnered dozens of accolades, including a career 13 Emmy Awards and an Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Lifetime Achievement Award. In celebration of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, Burns will revisit the stories of those who devoted themselves to saving the land they loved.


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Sun 10/2/16 12:00PM The Granada Theatre Ken Burns


Benise
Spanish Guitar Ent. Presents
Benise
Guitar virtuoso Benise and his Emmy award-winning World Music & Dance Spectacular returns with a brand World Tour - Spanish Nights! From his humble beginnings as a local street performer to performing around the world, Benise takes us on a musical journey of Salsa, Flamenco, Tango, Waltz, Samba…and more! Benise's Spanish Nights, showcases classic songs from Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, and The Eagles and combines them with Spanish guitar and Spanish dance.

Tickets on sale 4/19/16 @ 10am
Sun 10/2/16 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Benise


Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Led by trumpet player, composer and Santa Barbara favorite Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is made up of 15 of today’s leading musicians. The resident orchestra for more than 25 years in one of the nation’s most distinguished jazz venues, JLCO has earned a reputation for remarkable versatility. Their vast repertoire spans from masterworks by Ellington, Mingus and Coltrane to original compositions by Marsalis, Ted Nash and other orchestra members. Also commissioning new works from today’s leading composers like Chico O’Farrill and Christian McBride, JLCO captures the full spectrum of the jazz experience on an unparalleled scope.


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Tue 10/4/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis


Philharmonia Orchestra
2016/2017 CAMA Series
Philharmonia Orchestra

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No.3
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No.5

Single tickets on-sale September 2nd, 2016. Season subscriptions on-sale now: Call CAMA at (805) 966-4324 or Email: tickets@camasb.org


Thu 10/6/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Philharmonia Orchestra


Gregory Porter
2016/2017 Nederlander Presents
Gregory Porter
An artist whose music is at once timeless yet utterly of its time, Gregory Porter solidifies his standing as his generation’s most soulful jazz singer-songwriter with the May 6 release of Take Me to the Alley, the much-anticipated follow-up to his million-selling Grammy-winning 2013 Blue Note debut Liquid Spirit. The album pre-order launched along with the release of two singles—“Holding On” and “Don’t Lose Your Steam”—which fans will receive instantly when pre-ordering a download of the album. The album is also available for pre-order on CD, and the singles are also available on streaming services.
Fri 10/7/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Gregory Porter


Alonzo King LINES Ballet
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Celebrated contemporary ballet company Alonzo King LINES Ballet imbues classical ballet with new expression. Guided by the unique artistic direction of Alonzo King, “one of the few bona fide visionaries in the ballet world today” (San Francisco Chronicle), the California-based company collaborates with noted composers, musicians and visual artists from around the world as King continues to develop classical forms and techniques into a new language of movement. His understanding of ballet is brought to life by the company’s extraordinary dancers. As it deconstructs the familiar and introduces the unexpected, Alonzo King LINES Ballet redefines what you thought you knew about ballet.


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Sat 10/8/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Alonzo King LINES Ballet


Ode to Joy: Beethoven's Ninth
2016/2017 SB Symphony
Ode to Joy: Beethoven's Ninth
Single tickets on sale 9/15/2016

Celebrate the grandeur of music with Beethoven’s 9th, his final and most famous symphony. The Santa Barbara Symphony season opener unites the entire community, featuring the choruses of the Santa Barbara Choral Society, Quire of Voyces, Westmont College, UCSB, and San Marcos High School, and some of Santa Barbara’s popular soloists. Come experience the poetic thrill of what is often described as the most inspiring and influential work ever composed. This program will be performed with no intermission.


Sat 10/15/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Ode to Joy: Beethoven's Ninth
Sun 10/16/16 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Ode to Joy: Beethoven's Ninth


<i>Say Amen Somebody</i>
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Say Amen Somebody
Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin film series.

This documentary is a remarkably compelling look at the colorful history of Gospel music singing in the United States and features some of the earliest founders of this form of praise that was born in the small Midwestern traditions of the African American church. Many of legends of modern music such as Whitney Houston got their start, experience, poise, and grace in the Gospel choirs of the black church in America.

(1982) 100 minutes G

Join former Santa Barbara mayor and film critic Hal Conklin for a selection of great stories that touch the soul and draw out the best in humanity. These stories teach about forgiveness, loving others, and loving ourselves, and provide a renewed enthusiasm for living life with compassion and grace. Drawn from the syndicated film series “Cinema In Focus,” these presentations will blend together great film with audience conversations and Q&A.

Mon 10/17/16 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Say Amen Somebody


<i>An American Tango</i>
2016/2017 State Street Ballet
An American Tango
State Street Ballet’s 2016-17 Season opens with an homage to the Jazz Age and two of the ballroom era’s most popular dancers, Frank and Yolanda Veloz. Featuring music by Waller, Gershwin, Ellington, and others, and based on a script by Guy Veloz, this multi-media dance/theatre production was hailed by the Montecito Journal as “an entertaining theatrical tour-de-force,” and by Steven Woodruff (seedance.com) as “a heartfelt and visually appealing production for the stage by one of America’s vibrant, chamber ballet companies.”

Tickets*: Patron (loge or box seating) $104. Single performance tickets: $56, $46, $36. State Street Ballet Season Package of three or more performances: $46, $40, $30. Students/children $24. Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more. If buying 3 State Street Ballet performances or more, please call the box office @ 805-899-2222 for subscription discount packages.


Sat 10/22/16 7:30PM The Granada Theatre An American Tango


Lil Buck
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
Lil Buck
Memphis jookin’ phenomenon Lil Buck recently wrapped up a stint on Madonna’s Rebel Heart tour, performed a highly-praised program at Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis, took his act to the Kennedy Center and appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. One of the world’s most in-demand performers, Lil Buck received international attention when Damian Woetzel – former principal dancer at New York City Ballet – paired him with Yo-Yo Ma, resulting in a mesmerizing performance to The Swan. That collaboration introduced the world to Lil Buck’s “elegant ripple of movement and footwork, exuberant and seemingly gravity resistant” (The Wall Street Journal). Lil Buck went on to perform with New York City Ballet and in Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson: One and is now lauded for his prestigious and wide-ranging collaborations. Here, this genre-defying artist reunites with Woetzel in an adventurous endeavor featuring tabla player Sandeep Das, violinist Johnny Gandelsman, Galician bagpiper Cristina Pato and fellow jookin’ star Ron “Prime Tyme” Myles.


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Tue 10/25/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Lil Buck


<i>Carmen</i>
2016/2017 Opera Santa Barbara
Carmen
The world’s sexiest femme fatale, a bullfighter, and a soldier with a fatal obsession ignite the Granada stage in Opera Santa Barbara’s grand season opener. Spend an evening in George Bizet’s romantic and dangerous world of gypsies, smugglers, bullfighters and flamenco dancers all set to some of opera’s most memorable music.

Single tickets go on-sale 8/1/2016 @ 10am. Subscriptions on-sale NOW -- please call Opera Santa Barbara at 805-898-3890 or click here

Sung in French with English Supertitles


Fri 11/4/16 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Carmen
Sun 11/6/16 2:30PM The Granada Theatre Carmen


Warsaw Philharmonic
2016/2017 CAMA Series
Warsaw Philharmonic

Johannes Brahms: Tragic Overture, Op.81
Frédéric Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1
Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Symphony No.4

Single tickets on-sale September 2nd, 2016. Season subscriptions on-sale now: Call CAMA at (805) 966-4324 or Email: tickets@camasb.org


Mon 11/7/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Warsaw Philharmonic


Whose Live Anyway?
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
Whose Live Anyway?
In an evening comedy fans won’t want to miss, the Emmy Award-nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? brings its hilarious improvised comedy and song to the stage, with rip-roaring games and off-the-cuff wit. Whose Line favorites Ryan Stiles and Greg Proops, recurring player Jeff B. Davis and actor and comedian Joel Murray will leave you laughing for days from their surprising on-the-spot riffs. Audience participation is key, so bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast onstage!


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Wed 11/9/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Whose Live Anyway?


Vocalosity
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Vocalosity
Vocalosity is the all-new live concert event from the creative mind of artistic producer Deke Sharon (Pitch Perfect, The Sing-Off) that takes a cappella to a whole new level! This fast-paced production features 12 dynamic voices singing some of today’s chart-topping hits in brand-new arrangements too incredible to miss. No genre of music is off limits in the world of a cappella and Vocalosity will explore them all – from tenth century Gregorian chant and classic choral, to barber shop quartet and bouncing doo-wop all the way to The Beatles and Bruno Mars. Combine that with movement and choreography from Sean Curran (Stomp original cast member) and you have an exhilarating evening of song unlike anything you’ve ever seen or heard, live on stage.


Fri 11/11/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Vocalosity


<i>Macario</i>
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Macario
Part of the Cine en Domingo Film Series

The first Mexican film to ever be nominated for an Academy Award is set in the beautiful colonial city of Taxco, during the celebrations of the Day of the Dead. Macario, a poor indigenous man in a constant state of hunger, encounters “La Muerte” (Death) who makes him a gift that changes his life and of his family forever. By means of the yet again powerful photography of Figueroa, this supernatural film transports you to the celebrations of the beautifully eerie and colorful Mexican traditions of the Day of the Dead.

La primera película Mexicana nominada para un Premio de la Academia se lleva a cabo en la hermosa ciudad colonial de Taxco, durante las celebraciones del Día de Muertos. Macario, un indígena pobre en un estado constante de hambre, se encuentra con "La Muerte", que le hace un regalo que cambia su vida y la de su familia para siempre. Por medio de la poderosa fotografía de Figueroa, esta película sobrenatural te transporta a las celebraciones de las tradiciones Mexicanas muy misteriosas y coloridas del Día de los Muertos.

Cine en Domingo features both classic and contemporary Spanish language films from Latin & South America. Chosen to engage the Latino community and all who love this genre of filmmaking, audiences will also enjoy an introduction of captivating dialogue between civic leader Monique Limon and local media personality Andy Valdez. Films will be presented in Spanish with English subtitles.


Sun 11/13/16 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Macario


Captain Scott Kelly
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
Captain Scott Kelly
NASA astronaut Captain Scott Kelly became the first American to spend a year in space, a historic mission that captivated the world as he reported from the International Space Station with live interviews and never-before-seen photos. With his trademark candor, humor and humility, Kelly will share stories from his 143-million-mile journey, providing unique insights on the leadership, teamwork and personal perseverance required for such demanding conditions. Plus a one-of-a-kind perspective on being separated from loved ones and planet Earth itself! An American hero who laid the groundwork for the future of space travel and exploration, Kelly will deliver a truly out-of-this-world experience.


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Mon 11/14/16 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Captain Scott Kelly


Favorite Piano Masterworks
2016/2017 SB Symphony
Favorite Piano Masterworks
Single tickets on sale 9/15/2016

Relive some of your favorite piano works with this popular program, which will bring pianists together for Mozart’s fabulous Concerto for Two Pianos and Tchaikovsky’s famed Piano Concerto No. 1.


Sat 11/19/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Favorite Piano Masterworks
Sun 11/20/16 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Favorite Piano Masterworks


<i>The Letters</i>
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The Letters
Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin film series.

The Letters provides insight into the spiritual foundation, strengths and struggles of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Raised in a strong Christian (Catholic) background, the film follows her struggles to know that her path is the inspired direction that God has for her life. All of this is told on the eve of her consideration and ultimate rise to sainthood within the Catholic tradition in 2016.

2014 – 114 minutes – PG

Join former Santa Barbara mayor and film critic Hal Conklin for a selection of great stories that touch the soul and draw out the best in humanity. These stories teach about forgiveness, loving others, and loving ourselves, and provide a renewed enthusiasm for living life with compassion and grace. Drawn from the syndicated film series “Cinema In Focus,” these presentations will blend together great film with audience conversations and Q&A.

Mon 11/21/16 7:00PM The Granada Theatre The Letters


Peter and the Wolf
2016/2017 SB Symphony
Peter and the Wolf

Tickets on sale 9/15/2016

Join storyteller Michael Katz and the Santa Barbara Symphony for this delightful musical tale of young Peter and his animal friends, as well as other orchestral favorites for all the family.

Sat 11/26/16 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Peter and the Wolf


<i>Broadway Christmas Wonderland</i>
2016/2017 Theater League
Broadway Christmas Wonderland
One of the most delightful and enchanting Christmas shows ever! Our wonderful Christmas celebration features glittering costumes, gorgeous Christmas songs and the highest kicking chorus girls this side of the North Pole!

Single Tickets on sale in Summer '16... Subscriptions available now.


Tue 11/29/16 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Broadway Christmas Wonderland
Wed 11/30/16 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Broadway Christmas Wonderland


Christmas with the Vienna Boys Choir
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Christmas with the Vienna Boys Choir
No group of child musicians has won more renown than the incomparable Wiener Sängerknaben, founded by Emperor Maximilian I in 1498. Six centuries later, the famed Vienna Boys Choir continue to delight music-lovers across the globe with their purity of tone, distinctive charm, and a diverse repertoire encompassing Austrian folk songs and waltzes, classical masterpieces, medieval chant, and popular music.

General ticket on-sale begins 5/9 @ 10am


Thu 12/1/16 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Christmas with the Vienna Boys Choir


<i>Summer and Smoke</i>
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Summer and Smoke
Part of the Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series

Uptight single woman Alma Winemiller carries a torch for the boy next door, who has grown up into dashing doctor John Buchanan Jr. . An unabashed hedonist, John falls for the sensual Rosa Zacharias and enjoys carefree nights out on the town, an approach to life that starkly contrasts with Alma's reserved manner. While Alma attempts to come out of her shell, John also reconsiders his impulsive ways, leading to the possibility of romance.
Starring Laurence Harvey, Geraldine Page, Rita Moreno
Director: Peter Glenville | Writers: Meade Roberts, James Poe
1961, 1h 58m, unrated

The Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series is designed to highlight films that are important beyond their cinematic tradition for their showcasing of great cinematic scores.

In honor of the life and work of noted film composer and Santa Barbara resident, Elmer Bernstein, this series presents films noteworthy for the importance of their musical scores to the telling of each film’s unique story. Curated by Jon Burlingame there will be discussion and a Q & A.

Mon 12/5/16 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Summer and Smoke


<i>Zucchero: Una Rosa Blanca</i>
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Zucchero: Una Rosa Blanca
Part of the And The Band Played On Film Series

For the very first time comes the legendary concert held in Havana, Cuba on 8th December called “Una Rosa Blanca”. Zucchero makes a dream come true, as a tribute to what Cuba has represented, for its culture, its dignity and its people! This ‘mission impossible’ involved over 200 people, 10 containers from the port of Genova, 5 passenger and cargo planes and 6 months preparation work. It is a chronicle of a unique, unrepeatable event. Directed by Cristian Biondani, this is an unforgettable concert.


Witness the story behind the music in this documentary film series featuring some of musics most influential artists and unforgettable concerts.

Tue 12/6/16 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Zucchero: Una Rosa Blanca


Mariachi Sol De México® de José Hernández presents "A Merry-Achi Christmas"
Mariachi Sol De México® de José Hernández presents "A Merry-Achi Christmas" at The Granada Theatre in a colorful and traditional Mexican holiday celebration full of seasonal songs and festive merriment. Headlining the exciting extravaganza is the twice Grammy nominated Mariachi Sol de México de José Hernández. Joining them on stage is America’s first all-female Grammy nominated Mariachi – Reyna de Los Angeles.

Apareciendo por segunda vez en el teatro Granada en una colorida y festiva celebración Mexicana repleta de canciones y de espíritu navideño. Mariachi Sol de México de José Hernández, grupo que ha acumulado fama internacional al ser nominado dos veces a recibir el premio Grammy, viene nuevamente a excitarnos en todo una extravagancia. Uniéndose con ellos en el escenario viene Mariachi Reyna de Los Ángeles, el primer mariachi femenino al ser nominado al premio Grammy.


Sat 12/10/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Mariachi Sol De México® de José Hernández presents "A Merry-Achi Christmas"


<i>The Nutcracker</i>
2016/2017 State Street Ballet
The Nutcracker
State Street Ballet brings together its professional dancers, students of Gustafson Dance, Opera San Luis Obispo Orchestra, and the Morro Bay High School Chorus to perform this holiday classic in Santa Barbara style. Complete with opulent sets, a gigantic Christmas tree, and The Granada’s period-perfect architecture, State Street Ballet’s Nutcracker is a family-favorite.

Tickets*: Patron (loge or box seating) $104. Single performance tickets: $56, $46, $36. State Street Ballet Season Package of three or more performances: $46, $40, $30. Students/children $24. Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more. If buying 3 State Street Ballet performances or more, please call the box office @ 805-899-2222 for subscription discount packages.


Sat 12/17/16 2:00PM The Granada Theatre The Nutcracker
Sat 12/17/16 7:30PM The Granada Theatre The Nutcracker
Sun 12/18/16 2:00PM The Granada Theatre The Nutcracker


Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Experience the Magic! Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday celebration for over 25 years. Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. The spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller. Don’t miss this ultimate holiday tradition from the #1 Christmas music artist in history!

mannheimsteamroller.com



Thu 12/29/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Mannheim Steamroller Christmas


New Year's Eve Pops with Cirque de la Symphonie
Tickets on sale 9/15/2016

Bid a celebratory farewell to 2016 as you spend New Year’s Eve entertained by favorites from stage, screen and Broadway with acrobatic performers from Cirque de la Symphonie. We’ll light up the Granada from 8:30 to 10:30 on New Year’s Eve, welcoming the New Year in unforgettable style.


Sat 12/31/16 8:30PM The Granada Theatre New Year's Eve Pops with Cirque de la Symphonie


<i>El Bracero del Año</i>
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El Bracero del Año
Part of the Cine en Domingo Film Series

The theme of the film is the migration of Mexicans to the United States in search of the "American dream." The funny Piporro crosses illegally, swimming the Rio Grande and eventually work in the fields. Along the way, he experiences a series of life events including running away and hiding from the police. His work ethic though lead him to win the coveted award as "The Bracero of the Year" for his great work in the harvest. The same prize he would lose before returning to Mexico just as he arrived - with no money in his pocket!

El tema de la película es la migración de mexicanos a Estados Unidos en busca del " sueño americano". El divertido Piporro cruza ilegalmente nadando el Río Grande y finalmente llegar a trabajar en los campos. En el camino, él pasa por una serie de acontecimientos de la vida, incluyendo tener que huir y esconderse de la policía. Sin embargo, su buen trabajo en el campo lo llevó a ganar el codiciado premio como "El Bracero del Año," el mismo premio que perdería antes de regresar a México justo tal y como llegó: sin dinero en el bolsillo!

Cine en Domingo features both classic and contemporary Spanish language films from Latin & South America. Chosen to engage the Latino community and all who love this genre of filmmaking, audiences will also enjoy an introduction of captivating dialogue between civic leader Monique Limon and local media personality Andy Valdez. Films will be presented in Spanish with English subtitles.


Sun 1/8/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre El Bracero del Año


<i>The Shootist</i>
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The Shootist
Part of the Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series

J.B. Books is an aging gunfighter diagnosed with cancer who comes to Nevada at the turn of the 20th century. Renting a room from widowed Bond Rogers and her son Gillom, Books is confronted by several people of questionable motives, including a man seeking to avenge his brother's death and a few who are looking to profit from Books' notoriety. Not wanting to die a quiet, painful death, Books devises a plan to go out with a bang.
Starring John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard
Director: Don Siegel | Writers: Glendon Swarthout, Miles Hood Swarthout, Scott Hale 1976, 1h 40m, PG


The Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series is designed to highlight films that are important beyond their cinematic tradition for their showcasing of great cinematic scores.

In honor of the life and work of noted film composer and Santa Barbara resident, Elmer Bernstein, this series presents films noteworthy for the importance of their musical scores to the telling of each film’s unique story. Curated by Jon Burlingame there will be discussion and a Q & A.

Mon 1/9/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre The Shootist


<i>Shine a Light</i>
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Shine a Light
Part of the And The Band Played On Film Series

Filmmaker Martin Scorsese documents the Rolling Stones' energetic performance at New York's Beacon Theatre. The concert, filmed in 2006, features Stones standards and favorites, plus guest appearances by Buddy Guy, Christina Aguilera and Jack White III. Scorsese takes note of the band's long career with music clips and interviews from previous decades.

PG-13 | 2h 2min |2008


Witness the story behind the music in this documentary film series featuring some of musics most influential artists and unforgettable concerts.

Tue 1/10/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Shine a Light


The Peking Acrobats
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
The Peking Acrobats
The Peking Acrobats have been redefining audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics for more than 30 years. Experts at trick-cycling, precision tumbling, somersaulting and gymnastics, they defy gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control. They are masters of agility and grace, showcasing tremendous skill and ability with astonishing juggling dexterity and incredible balancing feats. The whole family will delight in the beautiful costumes, dazzling special effects and live musicians playing traditional Chinese instruments in this very special 30th anniversary celebration in the Year of the Monkey!


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Sun 1/15/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre The Peking Acrobats


<i>Saturday Night Fever</i>
2016/2017 Theater League
Saturday Night Fever
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER – THE MUSICAL, the iconic story of Tony — the kid from Brooklyn USA — who wants to dance his way to a better life is back! And back in an all-new production that shares Tony’s love for dancing in spectacular new ways. Fueled by the vintage Bee Gee hits, this contemporary retelling of the classic story captures the energy, passion and life-changing moments that have thrilled movie audiences since 1977. Now, a new generation of dancers meets a new generation of playgoers to explore the soaring sounds and pulsating rhythms of this coming-of-age Disco fantasy.

Recommended for Mature Audiences

Single Tickets on sale in Summer '16... Subscriptions available now.


Tue 1/17/17 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Saturday Night Fever
Wed 1/18/17 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Saturday Night Fever


Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company
Director and choreographer Bill T. Jones – whose major honors include a MacArthur “Genius” Award, the Kennedy Center Honors and two Tony Awards for Best Choreography – returns to the stage at the center of an acclaimed new work for his renowned company. In spired by legendary artist and composer John Cage, Jones creates a collage of dance, music and 70 of his own short stories, arranged anew for each performance by chance procedure. In Story/Time, Jones fuses the age-old art of storytelling with a vibrant landscape of contemporary movement and music. Similar to a busy streetscape or a crowded room, the experience challenges audience members to find meaning and connection in the sweep of randomized, disparate elements. Jones’ shorts stories are drawn from his own life and tales handed down through the generations of his family. In layering a traditional form against the avant-garde compositional concerns of the mid-century modernists, the tension between high and low art is called into question. (Mature content)


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Fri 1/20/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company


Garrison Keillor
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
Garrison Keillor
Writer and humorist Garrison Keillor is beloved for his unique blend of comedy, charisma and wisdom. As host of the live radio variety show A Prairie Home Companion – now in his final season – he attracts 4 million listeners each week. Keillor is also the host of the daily radio program The Writer’s Almanac, the author of several books, including Lake Wobegon Days and the editor of several poetry anthologies. The recipient of Grammy, ACE and George Foster Peabody awards, the National Humanities Medal and elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Keillor will deliver insight and stories from his journey as one of America’s greatest storytellers.


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Sun 1/22/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Garrison Keillor


Itzhak Perlman
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
Itzhak Perlman
Twenty years have passed since Itzhak Perlman made his iconic album of klezmer music, In the Fiddler’s House. The collection of traditional klezmer songs was also filmed as a PBS special, which earned Perlman his third Emmy Award, featuring the reigning violin virtuoso performing in Poland with the world’s finest klezmer musicians. Marking its 20th anniversary, Perlman revisits this important, personal project, featuring music director Hankus Netsky on saxophone and piano, Andy Statman on clarinet and mandolin, members of the Brave Old World and Klezmer Conservatory Band and other special guests.


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Mon 1/23/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Itzhak Perlman


Disney Fantasia Live in Concert
2016/2017 SB Symphony
Disney Fantasia Live in Concert
Single tickets on sale 9/15/2016

Disney shares one of its crown jewels of feature animation with a live orchestra concert accompanying scenes from Walt Disney’s original Fantasia (1940) and from Fantasia 2000, highlighting a selection of both films’ magnificent repertoire. Iconic moments from Disney’s stunning footage, including Mickey Mouse in Dukas’ Sorcerer’s Apprentice, will be shown in high definition on the big screen.

Presentation licensed by Disney Music Publishing and Buena Vista Concerts, a division of ABC Inc. (c) All rights reserved.


Sat 1/28/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Disney Fantasia Live in Concert
Sun 1/29/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Disney Fantasia Live in Concert


Joshua Bell & Sam Haywood
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
Joshua Bell & Sam Haywood
Renowned for his passion, restless curiosity and multi-faceted musical interests, Joshua Bell is among the most celebrated violinists of his era. In a career spanning more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and conductor, Bell has recorded more than 40 CDs, garnering Grammy, Mercury, Gramophone and Echo Klassik awards. Accompanied by pianist Sam Haywood’s “dazzling, evocative playing” (The Washington Post), Bell returns to the Santa Barbara stage to inspire the audience with his infectious dedication to classical music.


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Tue 1/31/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Joshua Bell & Sam Haywood


Canada’s Ballet BC
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
Canada’s Ballet BC
Canada’s Ballet BC pushes the boundaries of dance, celebrating the diversity of technique and style in contemporary ballet while honoring its roots. Based in Vancouver, Ballet BC performs a diverse repertoire of works by the world’s most renowned choreographers and is a hotbed for the creation of new pieces. This ambitious company’s unique dancers, each with exquisite classical and contemporary training, will perform a bold program featuring works by three internationally acclaimed female choreographers: Emily Molnar’s 16+ a room is a study of time, transition and stillness; Sharon Eyal’s Bill delivers raw, unexpected beauty; Crystal Pite, former Ballet BC company member and founder of Kidd Pivot, explores themes of acceptance and loss with Solo Echo.


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Fri 2/3/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Canada’s Ballet BC


The 7 Fingers of the Hand
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
The 7 Fingers of the Hand
In the words of this award-winning French Canadian cirque troupe, “life happens in the kitchen,” and never has the kitchen been more alive. Eye-popping choreography, pulsating music, humor and spectacle are fused with delicious smells and sights of baking in a treat for the senses. With beautifully unexpected dexterity, The 7 Fingers of the Hand’s Cuisine & Confessions reveals the extraordinary hidden within the ordinary, as the simple act of cooking a meal is transformed into a one-of-a-kind performance that must be experienced to be believed. No mouth-watering performance would be complete without the chance for the audience to taste the creations of this elaborately choreographed meal!


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Mon 2/6/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre The 7 Fingers of the Hand


Bruckner Orchestra Linz
2016/2017 CAMA Series
Bruckner Orchestra Linz

Robert Schumann: Symphony No.1
Samuel Barber: Violin Concerto
Richard Strauss: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier

Single tickets on-sale September 2nd, 2016. Season subscriptions on-sale now: Call CAMA at (805) 966-4324 or Email: tickets@camasb.org


Tue 2/7/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Bruckner Orchestra Linz


Iconic Schubert & Copland
2016/2017 SB Symphony
Iconic Schubert & Copland
Single tickets on sale 9/15/2016

A monumental program starting with Schubert’s cherished “Unfinished” Symphony followed by the West Coast premiere of American composer Jonathan Leshnoff’s Clarinet Concer¬to, co-commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra - a first the Santa Barbara Symphony. Completing this majestic program is Copland's iconic Symphony No. 3.

Programming change as of 7/14/2016


Sat 2/11/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Iconic Schubert & Copland
Sun 2/12/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Iconic Schubert & Copland


Yuja Wang & Leonidas Kavakos
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
Yuja Wang & Leonidas Kavakos
Pianist Yuja Wang and violinist Leonidas Kavakos come together in one of only a select few recitals across the nation for a night of superb technical virtuosity and emotional expression. Yuja Wang, “quite simply the most dazzlingly, uncannily gifted pianist in the concert world today” (San Francisco Chronicle) returns with her musical insight, fresh interpretations and charismatic power. Leonidas Kavakos, recently announced as the winner of the prestigious Léonie Sonning Music Prize, is an artist of rare quality known for his superb musicianship, the integrity of his playing and his “balance of pyrotechnics and lyricism” (The New York Times)


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Mon 2/13/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Yuja Wang & Leonidas Kavakos


<i>Dirty Dancing</i>
2016/2017 Theater League
Dirty Dancing
PLEASE BE ADVISED: We have been advised by the producer of the tour that DIRTY DANCING will not be able to play the Granada on February 14 and 15. We apologize for this inconvenience. As soon as we have the alternate dates, we will let you know. You will have the opportunity to buy additional tickets to DIRTY DANCING once the new date is determined. Original tickets will work for the new date when it's determined. If you would like new tickets printed with the new date, please contact the box office once new date is determined. Thank you for your patience with this process.

DIRTY DANCING is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.” London’s Sunday Express says, “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!”

Single Tickets on sale in Summer '16... Subscriptions available now.


The Granada Theatre Dirty Dancing
The Granada Theatre Dirty Dancing


<i>Rite of Spring</i>
2016/2017 State Street Ballet
Rite of Spring
Rite of Spring is the centerpiece of this contemporary program, and it promises to be a stellar world premiere. The ballet is set on the company by resident choreographer William Soleau, to the score by Igor Stravinsky, who described it as "a musical-choreographic work, representing pagan Russia...unified by a single idea: the mystery and great surge of the creative power of spring.” The ritualistic and avant-garde nature of the piece delivers much to contemplate in its exploration of contemporary movement.

Tickets*: Patron (loge or box seating) $104. Single performance tickets: $56, $46, $36. State Street Ballet Season Package of three or more performances: $46, $40, $30. Students/children $24. Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more. If buying 3 State Street Ballet performances or more, please call the box office @ 805-899-2222 for subscription discount packages.


Sat 2/18/17 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Rite of Spring


An Evening with David Cassidy
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An Evening with David Cassidy
Single Tickets On-sale 8/10/2016 @ 10am

Starring in “The Partridge Family” David Cassidy became the biggest TV and performing phenomenon in history by the time he was 20 and has managed to stay at the top of his game for over four decades! From television to recording and record-breaking concert tours, from Broadway and London’s West End to Las Vegas production shows, David Cassidy has made his mark and been lauded with nominations and awards in each arena. David was responsible for seven chart-topping Partridge Family singles including “Doesn’t Somebody Want To Be Wanted,” ”I Woke Up In Love This Morning,” ”Breaking Up Is Hard To Do,” and of course, “I Think I Love You”, the best selling record of 1971. David Cassidy live at The Granada Theatre… that is truly something to get happy about!


Sun 2/19/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre An Evening with David Cassidy


<i>42 - The Jackie Robinson Story</i>
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42 - The Jackie Robinson Story
Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin film series.

Brian Helgeland both writes and directs this inspiring film of the vital importance to healing the racism once rampant in the U.S. Guided by their Christian beliefs and Methodist principles, the two leaders in the integration of the Major League were Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Wesley Branch Rickey and the first African-American to play at that level, Jackie Robinson. The power this film is the documented strength, bravery and self-control that Robinson exhibited in the face of racial slurs and actual physical threats.

Join former Santa Barbara mayor and film critic Hal Conklin for a selection of great stories that touch the soul and draw out the best in humanity. These stories teach about forgiveness, loving others, and loving ourselves, and provide a renewed enthusiasm for living life with compassion and grace. Drawn from the syndicated film series “Cinema In Focus,” these presentations will blend together great film with audience conversations and Q&A.

Starring Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman

(2013) 128 minutes PG-13

Mon 2/20/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre 42 - The Jackie Robinson Story


The Chieftains with Paddy Moloney
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
The Chieftains with Paddy Moloney
Beloved for bringing traditional Irish music to the world’s attention, “virtuosos and historians” (The New York Times) The Chieftains have created their own exhilarating and definitive style. In their more than 50 years together, they have never been afraid to push boundaries. They were the first Western group to perform on the Great Wall of China; were featured at Roger Waters’ The Wall performance in Berlin; and collaborated with some of the biggest names in rock, pop and traditional music around the world. Performing with founder and piper Paddy Moloney, The Chieftains remain as fresh and relevant as when they began.


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Tue 2/21/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre The Chieftains with Paddy Moloney


<i>The Cunning Little Vixen</i>
2016/2017 Opera Santa Barbara
The Cunning Little Vixen
Humans and animals bump into one another in a moonlit Czech forest in this humorous and tender allegory about the circle of life. Filled with dancing dragonflies, talking frogs, a litter of fox cubs and some endearingly tipsy humans, this beautiful new production will warm the hearts and light up the faces of adults and children alike.

Sung in English with English Supertitles.

Single tickets go on-sale 8/1/2016 @ 10am. Subscriptions on-sale NOW -- please call Opera Santa Barbara at 805-898-3890 or click here


Fri 3/3/17 7:30PM The Granada Theatre The Cunning Little Vixen
Sun 3/5/17 2:30PM The Granada Theatre The Cunning Little Vixen


<i>For The Greater Glory</i>
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For The Greater Glory
Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin film series.

Dean Wright and Michael Love bring to the screen the inspiring and tragic story of the Cristeros War in Mexico (1926-29) where the government tried unsuccessfully to rid the country of the influence of the Catholic Church. While the facts may be distinctly tied to a period of Mexican history, the imagery and evil portrayed is universal.

(2012) 145 minutes R

Join former Santa Barbara mayor and film critic Hal Conklin for a selection of great stories that touch the soul and draw out the best in humanity. These stories teach about forgiveness, loving others, and loving ourselves, and provide a renewed enthusiasm for living life with compassion and grace. Drawn from the syndicated film series “Cinema In Focus,” these presentations will blend together great film with audience conversations and Q&A.

Mon 3/6/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre For The Greater Glory


Dorrance Dance
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
Dorrance Dance
A Bessie Award-winning troupe known for “blasting open our notions of tap,” Dorrance Dance pushes tap dance’s tradition – rhythmically, aesthetically and conceptually. Street, club and experimental dance forms awaken to the furious rhythms of America’s long-standing jazz vernacular in a new, dynamically compelling context. Founder Michelle Dorrance, a MacArthur Fellow, is considered “one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today” (The New Yorker). This Santa Barbara favorite from the 2014-2015 Dance series returns to perform a new program: SOUNDspace, an exciting work that explores movement as music; and ETM (“electronic tap music”), a nod toward electronic dance music with acoustic and digitally produced sounds.


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Wed 3/8/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Dorrance Dance


<i>Escuela de Vagabundos</i>
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Escuela de Vagabundos
Part of the Cine en Domingo Film Series

Considered one of the finest comedies of Mexican cinema, Alberto Medina (Pedro Infante), a famous songwriter, is on a vacation hunting trip. The old car he's driving suddenly starts heating up and shooting vapor through the radiator, Alberto gets out of the car to search for water but the car, not having on the emergency break, starts going downhill in reverse until it falls off a cliff and gets destroyed, so he has to walk to find help and ends up in the Valverde's home, asking to make a phone call, but because of his dirty and ragged clothes Emilia takes him for a tramp and invites him to stay with them, Ultimately, he proves he is not a bad person and earns the family's respect.

Considerada una de las mejores comedias del cine mexicano, Alberto Medina (Pedro Infante) es un famoso compositor y está en un viaje de vacaciones. El coche repentinamente comienza a calentarse y a disparar vapor a través del radiador. Alberto se baja del coche para buscar agua, pero el coche empieza a ir cuesta abajo de reversa hasta que se cae y queda descompuesto. Asi que tiene que caminar para encontrar ayuda y termina en la casa de la prestigiada familia Valverde, pero a causa de sus ropas sucias y rasgadas Emilia lo toma como un vagabundo y le invita a quedarse con ellos, en última instancia él demuestra que no es una mala persona y se gana el respeto de la familia.

Cine en Domingo features both classic and contemporary Spanish language films from Latin & South America. Chosen to engage the Latino community and all who love this genre of filmmaking, audiences will also enjoy an introduction of captivating dialogue between civic leader Monique Limon and local media personality Andy Valdez. Films will be presented in Spanish with English subtitles.


Sun 3/12/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Escuela de Vagabundos


<i>Far From Heaven</i>
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Far From Heaven
Part of the Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series

The story - which crosses both sexual and racial lines - revolves around a privileged suburban family whose lives are filled with daily family etiquette, social events at the club, and an overall desire to keep up with the Joneses. The family is turned upside down when both husband and wife are faced with choices that not only create a gossip mill for the entire community but also change their entire lives forever.
Starring Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert
Writer/Director: Todd Haynes
2002, 1h48m, PG-13

The Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series is designed to highlight films that are important beyond their cinematic tradition for their showcasing of great cinematic scores.

In honor of the life and work of noted film composer and Santa Barbara resident, Elmer Bernstein, this series presents films noteworthy for the importance of their musical scores to the telling of each film’s unique story. Curated by Jon Burlingame there will be discussion and a Q & A.

Mon 3/13/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Far From Heaven


St Petersburg Philharmonic
2016/2017 CAMA Series
St Petersburg Philharmonic

Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No.10

Single tickets on-sale September 2nd, 2016. Season subscriptions on-sale now: Call CAMA at (805) 966-4324 or Email: tickets@camasb.org


Tue 3/14/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre St Petersburg Philharmonic


The Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla
2016/2017 SB Symphony
The Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla
Single tickets on sale 9/15/2016

There is nothing compared to experiencing Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons live. The Santa Barbara Symphony celebrates the seasons with a magical combination of this work and Piazzolla’s Tango inspired The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. The concert concludes with Haydn’s dramatic Symphony 101, described as pure heartfelt joy.


Sat 3/18/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre The Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla
Sun 3/19/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre The Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla


<i>Jesus Christ Superstar</i>
2016/2017 Theater League
Jesus Christ Superstar
It seems especially fitting that the first rock opera, created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent '60s, should have at its center a social and political rebel. Jesus' meteor-like rise in renown provides, as the title suggests, a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship. As his radical teachings are evermore embraced, Judas increasingly questions the enlightened motives of this new prophet, resulting in betrayal. Christ's final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge and explosive theatricality. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.

Single Tickets on sale in Summer '16... Subscriptions available now.


Tue 3/21/17 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Jesus Christ Superstar
Wed 3/22/17 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Jesus Christ Superstar


Shen Yun
Shen Yun 2017 World Tour
Shen Yun
“Absolutely the no. 1 show in the world, absolutely the best—no other company or of any style can match this.”
—Kenn Wells, former lead dancer of the English National Ballet

A Shen Yun performance weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of authentic Chinese culture. Featuring 100 world class performers, over 400 sets of exquisite hand-made costumes, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops – creating a spectacular performance beyond your imagination.
Fri 3/24/17 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Shen Yun
Sat 3/25/17 2:00PM The Granada Theatre Shen Yun
Sat 3/25/17 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Shen Yun
Sun 3/26/17 1:00PM The Granada Theatre Shen Yun


Danish National Symphony Orchestra
2016/2017 CAMA Series
Danish National Symphony Orchestra

Carl Nielsen: Overture to Maskarade
Richard Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.1

Single tickets on-sale September 2nd, 2016. Season subscriptions on-sale now: Call CAMA at (805) 966-4324 or Email: tickets@camasb.org


Tue 3/28/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Danish National Symphony Orchestra


<i>Cinderella</i>
2016/2017 State Street Ballet
Cinderella
State Street Ballet ’s Cinderella, which premiered in 2004 and has since gone on to be a highly-successful touring program across the country, returns to its perfect setting—The Granada stage. A light-hearted retelling of the classic story, this entertaining production brings together all your favorite characters: the beautiful Cinderella, her evil stepsisters (male dancers costumed in hoop skirts), the handsome prince and the guests at his ball. Opulent sets and digital animation augment the theatricality of this beloved performance that warms the hearts of audiences of all ages. Part of State Street Ballet’s Family Series, it’s an event you won’t want to miss!

Photo by David Bazemore


Tickets*: Patron (loge or box seating) $104. Single performance tickets: $56, $46, $36. State Street Ballet Season Package of three or more performances: $46, $40, $30. Students/children $24. Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more. If buying 3 State Street Ballet performances or more, please call the box office @ 805-899-2222 for subscription discount packages.


Sun 4/9/17 2:00PM The Granada Theatre Cinderella


<i>The Ten Commandments</i>
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The Ten Commandments
Part of the Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series

Enjoying a life of ease in the court of Egypt's pharaoh, Moses discovers his Hebrew heritage and, later, God's expectations of him. He dedicates himself to liberating his people from captivity and with the aid of plagues and divine intervention manages to lead them out of Egypt and across the Red Sea. A greater challenge comes in the form of the golden calf idol, however, and it takes an unforgettable visitation by God on Mount Sinai for Moses' mission to prevail.
Starring Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter
Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Writers: Joseph Holt Ingraham, Dorothy Clarke Wilson, Arthur Eustace Southon
1956, 4 hours, G


The Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series is designed to highlight films that are important beyond their cinematic tradition for their showcasing of great cinematic scores.

In honor of the life and work of noted film composer and Santa Barbara resident, Elmer Bernstein, this series presents films noteworthy for the importance of their musical scores to the telling of each film’s unique story. Curated by Jon Burlingame there will be discussion and a Q & A.

Mon 4/10/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre The Ten Commandments


Northern Impressions: The Best of Grieg and Sibelius
Single tickets on sale 9/15/2016

The Santa Barbara Symphony presents one of Grieg’s best-known works, his Piano Concerto, combined with Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5.

Programming change as of 7/14/2016


Sat 4/15/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Northern Impressions: The Best of Grieg and Sibelius
Sun 4/16/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Northern Impressions: The Best of Grieg and Sibelius


<i>Amistad</i>
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Amistad
Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin film series.

Based on a true incident in 1839, Amistad presents a remarkable dialogue regarding the issue of slavery in the pre-Civil War United States. The fuse which ignited this dialogue was the revolt of the slaves imprisoned in the Spanish slave ship La Amistad. The “Amistad Africans” became a political symbol for the inherent struggle between the North and the South.

(1997) 155 minutes - R

Join former Santa Barbara mayor and film critic Hal Conklin for a selection of great stories that touch the soul and draw out the best in humanity. These stories teach about forgiveness, loving others, and loving ourselves, and provide a renewed enthusiasm for living life with compassion and grace. Drawn from the syndicated film series “Cinema In Focus,” these presentations will blend together great film with audience conversations and Q&A.

Mon 4/17/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Amistad


Compagnie Herve KOUBI
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
Compagnie Herve KOUBI
Recognized as one of Europe’s most distinctive choreographers, Hervé Koubi makes his Southern California debut with What the Day Owes to the Night, a highly physical, stunningly fluid work that invokes the complex interwoven threads of his French-Algerian ancestral history. Combining capoeira, urban and contemporary dance with powerful imagery evocative of Orientalist paintings and the stone filigree of Islamic architecture, 12 French-Algerian and African male dancers appear in a striking contrasts of light and dark, skin and textile and whirling yet chiseled movement to reveal a powerful interpretation of an internal quest.


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Tue 4/18/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Compagnie Herve KOUBI


Isabel Allende
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
Isabel Allende
Literary legend Isabel Allende is beloved for sweeping narrative mixed with deeply personal, deftly political, evocatively historical writing. Allende wrote her acclaimed first novel, The House of the Spirits, in exile from her home country of Chile. She has since written 20 more works of fiction and memoir, including her latest work, The Japanese Lover. Among today’s most respected authors, Allende is an unapologetic romantic whose enduring passion blends with her unique wisdom gained from the experiences that have shaped her life. In a rare public appearance, “the queen of magical realism” (Los Angeles Times) weaves together her family history, literary trailblazing and the sorrows and heart-stirring beauty of the human condition.


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Wed 4/19/17 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Isabel Allende


<i>La Rondine</i>
2016/2017 Opera Santa Barbara
La Rondine
A woman with a past is given a second chance when she falls in love with a young student. From the sumptuous salons of belle epoque Paris, to bustling nightclubs and the romantic French Riviera, we follow the beautiful Magda - “the swallow” - in her bittersweet journey to recapture the innocence of youth in Puccini’s only “operetta.”

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Single tickets go on-sale 8/1/2016 @ 10am. Subscriptions on-sale NOW -- please call Opera Santa Barbara at 805-898-3890 or click here


Fri 4/28/17 7:30PM The Granada Theatre La Rondine
Sun 4/30/17 2:30PM The Granada Theatre La Rondine


Yo-Yo Ma – Edgar Meyer – Chris Thile
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
Yo-Yo Ma – Edgar Meyer – Chris Thile
In 2011 these virtuosos and friends made history with The Goat Rodeo Sessions, a recording that blurred the lines of bluegrass, jazz and classical music to the delight of sold-out crowds and critics who gleefully praised the one-of-a-kind collaboration. Together once again, they’ll explore an all-Bach program. Yo-Yo Ma’s rendition of the Bach Cello Suites is regarded as a masterwork. Double bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolinist Chris Thile – masters in their own right, each a MacArthur Fellow – join him in arrangements of The Art of the Fugue, keyboard works including The Well-Tempered Clavier and various trio sonatas.


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Tue 5/2/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Yo-Yo Ma – Edgar Meyer – Chris Thile


Elizabeth Gilbert
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert has put some serious time into writing about big topics, inspiring and empowering readers from all walks of life with her books, including the mega-bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love, the wildly popular Committed: A Love Story and The Signature of All Things, named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, NPR and Time. Gilbert is fascinated by creativity and the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us, as explored in her recent work Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. In conversation with Santa Barbara favorite and fellow deep thinker Pico Iyer, Gilbert will delve into the mysterious nature of inspiration.


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Sat 5/6/17 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Elizabeth Gilbert


Los Angeles Philharmonic
2016/2017 CAMA Series
Los Angeles Philharmonic

Franz Schubert: Symphony No.1
Gustav Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (“Songs of a Wayfarer”)
Franz Schubert: Symphony No.2

Single tickets on-sale September 2nd, 2016. Season subscriptions on-sale now: Call CAMA at (805) 966-4324 or Email: tickets@camasb.org


Sun 5/7/17 4:00PM The Granada Theatre Los Angeles Philharmonic


<i>The Birdman of Alcatraz</i>
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The Birdman of Alcatraz
Part of the Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series

Sentenced to life in solitary confinement after killing a prison guard, despondent inmate Robert Stroud combats loneliness and tedium by nursing an ailing bird back to health. Stroud develops an interest in caring for birds and becomes a talented ornithologist. After publishing a book on bird diseases from jail, he meets and marries Stella, a fellow bird enthusiast. When Stroud is suddenly moved to Alcatraz, though, his marriage and work are both threatened.
Starring Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter
Director: John Frankenheimer |Writers: Guy Trosper, Thomas E. Gaddis
1962, 147 mins,unrated


The Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series is designed to highlight films that are important beyond their cinematic tradition for their showcasing of great cinematic scores.

In honor of the life and work of noted film composer and Santa Barbara resident, Elmer Bernstein, this series presents films noteworthy for the importance of their musical scores to the telling of each film’s unique story. Curated by Jon Burlingame there will be discussion and a Q & A.

Mon 5/8/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre The Birdman of Alcatraz


From Paris to Broadway
2016/2017 SB Symphony
From Paris to Broadway
Single tickets on sale 9/15/2016

The Santa Barbara Symphony honors Paris, one of the world’s great cities and once considered the classical music center of Europe, where many composers made their debut. This program celebrates Mozart’s, Saint-Saëns', Liszt’s and Gershwin’s ties to Paris.


Sat 5/13/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre From Paris to Broadway
Sun 5/14/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre From Paris to Broadway


<i>Concussion</i>
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Concussion
Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin film series.

The true story of Dr. Bennet Omalu’s discovery and campaign to protect football players from repeated, mind-altering concussions is told in Peter’s Landsman’s film Concussion. Though the film reveals in the credits some of the changes that have occurred since Omalu first published his paper in 2005, in real life he continues to campaign to stop young people whose brains are still developing from having the repeated head trauma that football and other sports require.

(2015) 123 minutes PG-13


Join former Santa Barbara mayor and film critic Hal Conklin for a selection of great stories that touch the soul and draw out the best in humanity. These stories teach about forgiveness, loving others, and loving ourselves, and provide a renewed enthusiasm for living life with compassion and grace. Drawn from the syndicated film series “Cinema In Focus,” these presentations will blend together great film with audience conversations and Q&A.

Mon 5/15/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Concussion


<i>Los Albaniles</i>
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Los Albaniles
Part of the Cine en Domingo Film Series

This classic Mexican movie shows us, the classic lifestyle of the Mexican construction workers in the middle 70's. This story begins with the police investigation of the murder of the night watch worker (Ignacio Lopez Tarso). The investigation swiftly expands to the corruption, robberies, acts of infidelity, envy and the poor treatment that these workers receive from their bosses. Some strong language but the movie appropriately portrays the real situation these bricklayers encountered at the time. Based on the novel by Vicente Leñero.

Esta película clásica mexicana nos muestra el estilo de vida clásico de los trabajadores de la construcción en México en la década de mediados de los 70’s. Esta historia comienza con la investigación policial del asesinato del trabajador de guardia nocturna (Ignacio López Tarso). La investigación se expande rápidamente a la corrupción, robos, actos de infidelidad, la envidia y el mal trato que estos trabajadores reciben de sus jefes. Tema y lenguaje fuerte pero la película retrata adecuadamente la situación real que los albañiles encontraron en esos tiempos. Basado en la novela de Vicente Leñero.

Cine en Domingo features both classic and contemporary Spanish language films from Latin & South America. Chosen to engage the Latino community and all who love this genre of filmmaking, audiences will also enjoy an introduction of captivating dialogue between civic leader Monique Limon and local media personality Andy Valdez. Films will be presented in Spanish with English subtitles.


Sun 5/21/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Los Albaniles


<i>Dead Man Walking</i>
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Dead Man Walking
Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin film series.

Dead Man Walking is the autobiography of Sister Prejean a Roman Catholic nun in Louisiana who brings the love of God to Matt Pontele, a prisoner on death row, as well as to the families whose children he murdered. Hiding behind his walls and lies, it is Sister Prejean's simple love which enables him to confess the truth and come out of hiding to receive God’s love through her.

Starring: Sean Penn

(1995) 122 minutes R

Join former Santa Barbara mayor and film critic Hal Conklin for a selection of great stories that touch the soul and draw out the best in humanity. These stories teach about forgiveness, loving others, and loving ourselves, and provide a renewed enthusiasm for living life with compassion and grace. Drawn from the syndicated film series “Cinema In Focus,” these presentations will blend together great film with audience conversations and Q&A.

Mon 6/5/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Dead Man Walking


<i>Trading Places</i>
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Trading Places
Part of the Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series

Upper-crust executive Louis Winthorpe III and down-and-out hustler Billy Ray Valentine are the subjects of a bet by successful brokers Mortimer and Randolph Duke. An employee of the Dukes, Winthorpe is framed by the brothers for a crime he didn't commit, with the siblings then installing the street-smart Valentine in his position. When Winthorpe and Valentine uncover the scheme, they set out to turn the tables on the Dukes.
Starring Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy
Director: John Landis | Writers: Herschel Weingrod, Timothy Harris
1983, 1h58m, R


The Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series is designed to highlight films that are important beyond their cinematic tradition for their showcasing of great cinematic scores.

In honor of the life and work of noted film composer and Santa Barbara resident, Elmer Bernstein, this series presents films noteworthy for the importance of their musical scores to the telling of each film’s unique story. Curated by Jon Burlingame there will be discussion and a Q & A.

Mon 6/19/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Trading Places