Upcoming Events



<i>The Nutcracker</i>
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, December 17, 2017, 2:00pm

Presented by State Street Ballet

State Street Ballet brings together its professional dancers, students of Gustafson Dance, and Opera San Luis Obispo Grand Orchestra to perform the holiday classic in Santa Barbara style. Complete with opulent sets, a gigantic Christmas tree, and The Granada Theatre's period-perfect architecture, this production is a family-favorite. With sets, costumes, and staging that capture the Slavic history of the ballet, it's a richly beautiful performance that delights audiences of all ages!



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


The Brian Setzer Orchestra's 14th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour
Monday, December 18, 2017, 8:00pm
Presented by The Granada Theatre Concert Series & SiriusXM

Returning for the second year in a row, original Stray Cat Brian Setzer brings his 19-piece orchestra to The Granada Theatre to whip up a huge dose of retro holiday cheer with his Christmas Rocks! Tour Monday, Dec 18th. The acclaimed show also features music from their latest Christmas album, Rockin’ Rudolph, their three other best-selling holiday albums, as well as original Brian Setzer hits. Consistently cited as one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, Setzer’s trademark guitar work and vocal stylings are matched with the Brian Setzer Orchestra’s rockin' big-band horn arrangements—an unbeatable combination guaranteed to rock you into the holiday spirit!



Mon 12/18/17 8:00PM The Brian Setzer Orchestra's 14th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour


New Year's Eve Pops Concert
Sunday, December 31, 2017, 8:30pm
Presented by Santa Barbara Symphony

Join the city’s most festive New Year’s Eve celebration! The always-entertaining Bob Bernhardt will conduct a rousing program of popular classics mixed with Broadway and film favorites. The spellbinding aerial performers of Troupe Vertigo also return for a repeat appearance!


Sun 12/31/17 8:30PM New Year's Eve Pops Concert


<i>Motown the Musical</i>
Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 7:30pm
Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 7:30pm

Presented by Theater League

It began as one man's story… became everyone's music… and is now Broadway's musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL!

Recommended for Audiences aged 13 and up.


Tue 1/9/18 7:30PM Motown the Musical
Wed 1/10/18 7:30PM Motown the Musical


KIDS HELPING KIDS 10th Anniversary featuring Andy Grammer
Friday, January 12, 2018, 7:00pm
Presented by Kids Helping Kids
Andy Grammer
A Benefit Concert


Kids Helping Kids is celebrating its 10th Annual Gala Celebration at the renowned Granada Theatre and is honored to bring back two of their most spectacular headliners from years past. Friday, January 12th will feature the award-winning artist, Andy Grammer, who first graced the Granada stage in 2013 and won audiences over with his incredible stage presence and hits like “Keep Your Head Up” and “Fine By Me.”

Fri 1/12/18 7:00PM KIDS HELPING KIDS 10th Anniversary featuring Andy Grammer


KIDS HELPING KIDS 10th Anniversary featuring NEEDTOBREATHE
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 7:00pm
Presented by Kids Helping Kids
NEEDTOBREATHE
A Benefit Concert


Kids Helping Kids is celebrating its 10th Annual Gala Celebration at the renowned Granada Theatre and is honored to bring back two of their most spectacular headliners from years past. Saturday, January 13th will feature the awe-inspiring rock group, NEEDTOBREATHE, who first graced the Granada stage in 2016 and will return to the Granada with new top hits from their H A R D L O V E album such as “H A R D L O V E” and “HAPPINESS.”

Sat 1/13/18 7:00PM KIDS HELPING KIDS 10th Anniversary featuring NEEDTOBREATHE


<i>Capulina Chisme Caliente</i>
Sunday, January 14, 2018, 3:00pm
Part of the Cine en Domingo Film Series

Capulina, a telephone company employee, eavesdrops on conversations. His gossiping ways gets him involved with a newspaper publisher, the papers blackmailing rivals and the publishers beautiful daughter.

Capulina, un empleado de la companía de teléfonos, disfruta escuchar las conversaciones de otros. Debido a sus chismes, Capulina se involucra con el editor de un periódico, con los rivales de dicho periódico y con la bella hija del editor.

In Spanish with No subtitles



Sun 1/14/18 3:00PM Capulina Chisme Caliente


St. Louis Symphony
Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 8:00pm
Presented by CAMA

The St. Louis Symphony was founded in 1880 and is the second-oldest symphony orchestra in the United States, one of the nation’s great orchestras. A consummate musician, masterful program­mer, and dynamic presence, American maestro David Robertson has established himself as one of today’s most sought-after conductors. A pas­sionate and compelling communicator with an extensive orchestral and operatic repertoire, he has forged close relationships with major orches­tras around the world through his exhilarating music-making and stimulating ideas. In fall 2015, Robertson launches his 11th season as Music Director of the 136-year-old St. Louis Symphony. In January 2014, Robertson assumed the post of Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in Australia. Now a CAMA and Santa Barbara favorite, Augustin Hadelich astonishes audiences with his phenomenal technique and gorgeous tone, Hadelich was awarded the inaugural Warner Music Prize, and just months later won the 2016 Grammy® for “Best Classical Instrumental Solo.” Hadelich plays the “Kiesewetter” Stradivarius violin, crafted in Cremona c.1723.


Tue 1/16/18 8:00PM St. Louis Symphony


<i>The Red Violin</i>
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 8:00pm
Sunday, January 21, 2018, 3:00pm

Presented by Santa Barbara Symphony

A cinematic gem brought to life on the concert stage. The Santa Barbara Symphony performs John Corigliano’s Academy Award-winning score for The Red Violin, accompanied by François Girard’s engrossing film in its entirety. Canadian violinist Lara St. John will remarkably recreate the demanding solo passages depicted on screen, in what amounts to a virtuosic two-hour concerto!

The Red Violin film, © by Rhombus Media Inc. used by permission of Rhombus Media Inc. The Red Violin film score by John Corigliano, © by G. Schirmer, Inc., used by permission of Schirmer Theatrical, LLC


Sat 1/20/18 8:00PM The Red Violin
Sun 1/21/18 3:00PM The Red Violin


<i>Queen of Katwe</i>
Friday, January 26, 2018, 7:00pm
Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin Film Series
In partnership with Turn The Page Uganda and Laguna Blanca School

Living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle for 10-year-old Phiona (Madina Nalwanga) and her family. Her world changes one day when she meets Robert Katende (David Oyelowo), a missionary who teaches children how to play chess. Phiona becomes fascinated with the game and soon becomes a top player under Katende's guidance. Her success in local competitions and tournaments opens the door to a bright future and a golden chance to escape from a life of poverty.

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.



Fri 1/26/18 7:00PM Queen of Katwe


Los Angeles Philharmonic
Saturday, January 27, 2018, 8:00pm
Presented by CAMA

At the height of their powers, Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic return to Santa Barbara with a powerful and unique program featuring LA Phil Principal Timpanist Joseph Pereira’s new Concerto for timpani and two percussion. Featured in the concerto are Pereira and Maraca2 (percussionists Tim Palmer and Jason Huxtable), a young percussion duo who are making waves in today’s music scene.



Pilobolus Dance Theater
Sunday, January 28, 2018, 7:00pm
Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

Pilobolus is one of the world’s most beloved companies of dance illusionists, renowned for its mix of humor, invention and drama. Celebrated for its unique, diverse collaborations, Pilobolus’ highly-imaginative works combine athleticism, grace and jaw-dropping imagery, earning them critical acclaim as well as popular appeal. Their awards include the Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award for lifetime achievement in choreography, and they have performed at high-profile cultural events such as the Academy Awards. Still evolving after 35 years, Pilobolus continues to blaze new trails while establishing a dance vocabulary all its own.

Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Sun 1/28/18 7:00PM Pilobolus Dance Theater


Compagnie Accrorap/Kader Attou
Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 8:00pm
Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

French-born Algerian choreographer Kader Attou, with his company Accrorap, is one of the foremost representatives of French hip-hop dance. Since the exciting emergence of breakdance in the 1980s, Attou, director of Centre Chorégraphique National de La Rochelle, has sculpted an aesthetic that blends street moves, Indian kathak and contemporary dance. Now decades into a celebrated career, he makes his West Coast debut with an introspective look at his journey so far, set to a stirring mix of crackling classical and electronic records. Performed by 11 exceptional hip-hop dancers who have honed their unique styles over the years, The Roots is a transformative evening-length performance that represents the heart of hip hop.

Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Tue 2/6/18 8:00PM Compagnie Accrorap/Kader Attou


Cirque Éloize: <i>Saloon</i>
Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 7:00pm
Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

Be transported to a dusty gathering place with Saloon, Cirque Éloize’s music-packed theatrical thrill ride inspired by the Wild West. A driving force in the circus art reinvention movement, the Montreal-based circus troupe has been creating award-winning cirque shows for nearly 25 years and ranks among the world’s leading contemporary circuses. In this acrobatic adventure, 11 top-level cast members will perform phenomenal physical feats set to live music featuring songs from Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline. Swing open the doors and rustle up some fun for the entire family.

Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Wed 2/7/18 7:00PM Cirque Éloize: Saloon


Mike Birbiglia
Friday, February 9, 2018, 8:00pm
Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

From the comedy mastermind behind My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend and Thank God for Jokes comes The New One, a hilarious blend of storytelling and stand-up in Mike Birbiglia’s honest, self-deprecating style. His 2016 film Don’t Think Twice was nominated for Best Comedy Feature Film by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, and his film Sleepwalk with Me won the 2012 Audience Award at Sundance. In The New One, he approaches his comedy with the same heart, humor and hilarity we’ve come to expect.

Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Fri 2/9/18 8:00PM Mike Birbiglia


Cameron Carpenter
Monday, February 12, 2018, 7:00pm
Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

A superstar organist with tremendous technical prowess and a flamboyant persona to match, Cameron Carpenter has a rare gift for connecting with his audience. Just ask anyone who witnessed his thrilling Santa Barbara debut in 2016, when he performed an explosive program on his International Touring Organ. Returning with his monumental self-designed electric instrument, the Juilliard-trained genius combines his “ambition, visual flair, technological savvy, inclusive tastes and bold, boundary-breaking musicianship” (The Wall Street Journal) into a spectacle that leaves the audience as bedazzled as his Swarovski-studded shoes.

Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Mon 2/12/18 7:00PM Cameron Carpenter


Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 8:00pm
Presented by CAMA

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment has shocked, changed and mesmerized the music world by reinventing the orchestra. Working with several principal artists, not just one conductor, and performing repertoire from a variety of eras on period-specific instruments, the London-based ensemble stands for excellence, diversity and exploration. Nicola Benedetti is one of the most sought after violinists of her generation. Her ability to captivate audiences with her innate musicianship and dynamic presence, coupled with her wide appeal as a high profile advocate for classical music, has made her one of the most influential classical artists of today.


Tue 2/13/18 8:00PM Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment


Bernstein & Americana
Saturday, February 17, 2018, 8:00pm
Sunday, February 18, 2018, 3:00pm

Presented by Santa Barbara Symphony

Getting the jump on what promises to be a worldwide centennial celebration, the Santa Barbara Symphony marks the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with some of his best-known works, including melodies from the ballet Fancy Free and his timeless West Side Story accompanied by the exquisite voice of Lisa Vroman, and the Santa Barbara Choral Society. The program also features works by fellow American composers Aaron Copland and Robin Frost with exceptional Symphony soloists taking turns in the spotlight.


Sat 2/17/18 8:00PM Bernstein & Americana
Sun 2/18/18 3:00PM Bernstein & Americana


<i>Hidden Figures</i>
Monday, February 19, 2018, 7:00pm
Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin Film Series
In partnership with Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara

Three brilliant African-American women at NASA -- Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) -- serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.

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 2/19/18 7:00PM Hidden Figures


<i>Kinky Boots</i>
Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 7:30pm
Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 7:30pm

Presented by Theater League

KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.


Tue 2/20/18 7:30PM Kinky Boots
Wed 2/21/18 7:30PM Kinky Boots


<i>The Barber of Seville</i>
Friday, March 2, 2018, 7:30pm & Sunday, March 4, 2018, 2:30pm
Presented by Opera Santa Barbara

This beautifully staged production of Rossini's comic masterpiece features vocal pyrotechnics and movie-star looks supplied by a stunning cast of Opera Santa Barbara newcomers. Rosina is Mexican mezzo-soprano Cassandra Zoe Velasco, an alumna of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artists Program at LA Opera, who regularly appears at the Metropolitan Opera. Her beloved Lindoro is tenor Andrew Bidlack, an Adler Fellow at the San Francisoco Opera, whom Opera News named as one of their "top 25 brilliant young artists" in 2015. In the title role of Figaro, Opera Santa Barbara welcomes the dashing Alexander Elliott, fresh from debuts with the Dallas Opera, Opera Omaha and the Pittsburg Symphony. They also look forward to the Opera Santa Barbara debut of Peter Strummer, acclaimed specialist of the Italian buffo repertoire, as Figaro's nemesis, Dr. Bartolo. In charge of the comedic shenanigans is Pacific Opera Project's Artisitc Director Josh Shaw.



Fri 3/2/18 7:30PM The Barber of Seville
Sun 3/4/18 2:30PM The Barber of Seville


Companía Nacional de Danza
Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 8:00pm
Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 8:00pm

Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

Founded in 1979, Madrid’s Compañía Nacional de Danza returns to Santa Barbara with a work that is a statement of its compelling artistic direction. Johan Inger’s Carmen is a visionary retelling of mythic and universal elements of passion and violence. Debuting in 2015, and winning the coveted Benois de la Danse prize for choreography in 2016, this contemporary Carmen tells the tale through the eyes of a child, with its heroine a courageous and modern woman, the mountains of Ronda reimagined as poor suburbs, the military now senior executives and the bullfighter recast as a movie star.

Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Tue 3/6/18 8:00PM Companía Nacional de Danza
Wed 3/7/18 8:00PM Companía Nacional de Danza


<i>Toy Story 3</i>
Friday, March 9, 2018, 7:00pm
Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin Film Series
In partnership with Cliff Drive Care Center

With their beloved Andy preparing to leave for college, Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), Jessie (Joan Cusack), and the rest of the toys find themselves headed for the attic but mistakenly wind up on the curb with the trash. Woody's quick thinking saves the gang, but all but Woody end up being donated to a day-care center. Unfortunately, the uncontrollable kids do not play nice, so Woody and the gang make plans for a great escape.

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.



Fri 3/9/18 7:00PM Toy Story 3


<i>La Bamba</i>
Sunday, March 11, 2018, 3:00pm
Part of the Cine en Domingo Film Series

Los Angeles teenager Ritchie Valens (Lou Diamond Phillips) becomes an overnight rock 'n' roll success in 1958, thanks to a love ballad called "Donna" that he wrote for his girlfriend (Danielle von Zerneck) whose parents didn't want her to date a Latino boy. But as his star rises, Valens has conflicts with his jealous brother, Bob (Esai Morales), and becomes haunted by a recurring nightmare of a plane crash just as he begins his first national tour alongside Buddy Holly (Marshall Crenshaw).

Un adolescente de Los Angeles, Ritchie Valens (Lou Diamond Phillips) se convierte en un éxito del rock ‘n’ roll de la noche a la mañana en 1958. Esto, gracias a la balada romántica “Donna”, la cual él escribió para su novia (Danielle von Zerneck), cuyos padres no aceptan que salga con un chico Latino. Pero conforme se hace más famoso, Valens tiene problemas con su celoso hermano, Bob (Esai Morales) y comienza a tener pesadillas recurrentes, precísamente al inicio de su primera gira nacional con Buddy Holly (Marshall Crenshaw), sobre un avión que se estrella.

In Spanish with English subtitles



Sun 3/11/18 3:00PM La Bamba


Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 8:00pm
Presented by CAMA

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields returns with famed Music Director and Violinist Joshua Bell. As one of the world’s premier chamber orchestras, the Academy is renowned for its fresh, brilliant interpretations of the world’s most-loved classical music. Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era, and his restless curiosity, passion, and multi-faceted musical interests are almost unparalleled in the world of classical music.



Wed 3/14/18 8:00PM Academy of St. Martin in the Fields


Buddy Guy
Friday, March 16, 2018, 8:00pm
Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

Whether blues guitar legend Buddy Guy is playing a lick behind his back, picking strings with his teeth, “singing with gentle menace or bending new curves into a blue note” (The New York Times), his electrifying live performances showcase his incendiary style that altered the direction of the instrument. A pioneer of electric blues, Guy’s name is as synonymous with the great generation of musicians he played with (Muddy Waters; Howlin’ Wolf) as with the rock titans he influenced (Jimi Hendrix; Eric Clapton). An American treasure with a career spanning six decades, his recent work is some of his richest music yet, confirming that “Guy is the greatest living Chicago bluesman, and one of the most influential guitar players ever” (Rolling Stone).

Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Fri 3/16/18 8:00PM Buddy Guy


<i>A Chorus Line</i>
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 7:30pm
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 7:30pm

Presented by Theater League

Winner of the Best Musical Tony® Award and the Pulitzer Prize, A CHORUS LINE celebrates those dedicated singer/dancers who make up the ensemble of a Broadway musical, moving them up front and center stage to tell their special tales of love and passion. Marvin Hamlisch’s sensational score propels the story with songs like “What I Did For Love” and “The Music In the Mirror”, along side Michael Bennett’s breathtaking choreography.

Recommended for mature audiences.


Tue 3/20/18 7:30PM A Chorus Line
Wed 3/21/18 7:30PM A Chorus Line


Liszt & Tchaikovsky
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 8:00pm
Sunday, March 25, 2018, 3:00pm

Presented by Santa Barbara Symphony

Benjamin Britten's The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra has delighted audiences of all ages since its premiere in 1946. Liszt’s innovative first Piano Concerto showcases the bravura of pianist Alexander Romanovsky. This considerable program also includes Tchaikovsky’s spectacular Symphony No. 5.


Sat 3/24/18 8:00PM Liszt & Tchaikovsky
Sun 3/25/18 3:00PM Liszt & Tchaikovsky


San Francisco Symphony
Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 8:00pm
Presented by CAMA

Founded in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony is among the country's most artistically adventurous and innovative arts institutions. Michael Tilson Thomas is Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony, Founder and Artistic Director of the New World Symphony, and Conductor Laureate of the London Symphony Orchestra. In addition to conducting the world’s leading orchestras, MTT is also noted for his work as a composer and a producer of multimedia projects that are dedicated to music education and the reimagination of the concert experience. He has won eleven Grammys® for his recordings, is the recipient of the National Medal of Arts, and is a Chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France. Gil Shaham is one of the foremost violinists of our time; his flawless technique combined with his inimitable warmth and generosity of spirit has solidified his renown as an American master. The Grammy® Award-winner, also named Musical America’s “Instrumentalist of the Year,” is sought after throughout the world for concerto appearances with leading orchestras and conductors, and regularly gives recitals and appears with ensembles on the world’s great concert stages and at the most prestigious festivals.


Wed 3/28/18 8:00PM San Francisco Symphony


<i>Let It Be</i>
Saturday, March 31, 2018, 8:00pm
Presented by Theater League

Single Tickets on sale at 10am on September 19th!

Please note, this performance was originally scheduled for May 4, 2018 and has been moved to March 31, 2018 to accommodate the touring schedule.

Relive the past from Ed Sullivan to Abbey Road, with favourite hits including Hard Day's Night, Day Tripper, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Twist and Shout, Get Back, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, Strawberry Fields, and imagine the reunion that never was…


Sat 3/31/18 8:00PM Let It Be


Kiss & Cry
Saturday, April 7, 2018, 8:00pm
Sunday, April 8, 2018, 3:00pm

Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

This ambitious show from Brussels-based theater company Charleroi Danses blurs the boundaries between artistic disciplines to create a “ravishingly beautiful” (The Boston Globe) piece about memory and love. An elegant pas de deux of dancing fingers on miniature landscapes, this extraordinary performance blends film, music and theater in brilliant and surprising ways. Unlike anything you’ve seen before, Kiss & Cry is a theatrical achievement that will leave you breathless.

Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Sat 4/7/18 8:00PM Kiss & Cry
Sun 4/8/18 3:00PM Kiss & Cry


Paw Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue
Friday, April 13, 2018, 6:00pm
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10:00am, 2:00pm, & 6:00pm

Presented by VStar Entertainment
Race to the Rescue!


It's the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest to rescue Mayor Goodway and to run the race in her place.

Fri 4/13/18 6:00PM Paw Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue
Sat 4/14/18 10:00AM Paw Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue
Sat 4/14/18 2:00PM Paw Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue
Sat 4/14/18 6:00PM Paw Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue


Joyce DiDonato, <i>mezzo-soprano</i>
Sunday, April 15, 2018, 7:00pm
Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato entrances audiences across the globe with “a warmth in [her] voice that can intensify into fire” (The New Yorker). With her latest and most personal album, In War and Peace, DiDonato offers powerful interpretations of Baroque arias. Now, making her Santa Barbara recital debut, she will perform her exquisite rendition of Handel’s “Lascia ch’io pianga” along with her Rossini bel canto and other gems.

Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Sun 4/15/18 7:00PM Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano


Mahler 6
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 8:00pm
Sunday, April 22, 2018, 3:00pm

Presented by Santa Barbara Symphony

Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 exerts an almost hypnotic hold on listeners. Brooding and combative in mood, it is relentlessly compelling, yet astonishingly life-affirming. This immensely powerful work for nearly 100 players is truly orchestral in scope, presenting ample opportunity for listeners to revel in its sonic glories. This is symphonic music at its best!


Sat 4/21/18 8:00PM Mahler 6
Sun 4/22/18 3:00PM Mahler 6


An Evening with Anne Lamott
Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 7:30pm
Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

Profound, caring and hopeful, author Anne Lamott is known for addressing complex subjects like addiction, motherhood and faith with self-effacing humor and ruthless honesty. Her wisdom and forthrightness has made her an “icon of blessed imperfection [whose] classics like Operating Instructions and Bird by Bird have become handbooks for parents and writers whose lives lean toward the joyously messy” (Salon.com). Lamott’s numerous works of fiction and memoir include Grace (Eventually), Traveling Mercies and Imperfect Birds. With her latest, Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy, Lamott ventures to explore where to find meaning in life.

Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx

Tue 4/24/18 7:30PM An Evening with Anne Lamott


<i>How to Be a Latin Lover</i>
Sunday, May 6, 2018, 3:00pm
Part of the Cine en Domingo Film Series

Maximo gets the surprise of his life when his wealthy, 80-year-old wife dumps him for a younger car salesman. Forced out of his mansion, he must now move in with his estranged sister Sara and her nerdy but adorable son Hugo. Anxious to return to the lap of luxury, Maximo hatches a scheme to seduce a widowed billionaire and live the high life once again.

Máximo recibe la sorpresa de su vida cuando su millonaria esposa, de 80 años, lo deja por un vendedor de autos más jóven. Al ser echado de la mansión, se tiene que mudar a casa de su hermana y de su raro pero adorable sobrino Hugo, a quienes no ha visto en mucho tiempo. Ansioso por volver a su vida de lujo, Máximo lleva a cabo un plan para seducir a una viuda billonaria para volver a vivir en la opulencia nuevamente.

In Spanish with No subtitles



Sun 5/6/18 3:00PM How to Be a Latin Lover


Mark Morris Dance Group: <i>Pepperland</i>
Thursday, May 10, 2018, 8:00pm
Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

Hailed as “the most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical” (The New York Times), Mark Morris returns to Santa Barbara with Pepperland, a new evening-length work celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Created for the City of Liverpool’s season-long tribute to the groundbreaking album, Pepperland features Morris’ ingenuity and musicality and is accompanied live by a seven-piece chamber ensemble. An original score by Ethan Iverson intersperses arrangements of album favorites “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “With a Little Help From My Friends,” “A Day in the Life,” “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “Within You Without You” and “Penny Lane” with six original Pepper-inspired pieces intended especially for Morris. Co-commissioned by UCSB Arts & Lectures, this colorful work is a must-see for dance and Beatles fans alike.

Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Thu 5/10/18 8:00PM Mark Morris Dance Group: Pepperland


<i>Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom</i>
Friday, May 11, 2018, 7:00pm
Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin Film Series
In partnership with Lois and Walter Capps Project

The remarkable life of South African revolutionary, president and world icon Nelson Mandela (Idris Elba) takes center stage. Though he had humble beginnings as a herd boy in a rural village, Mandela became involved in the anti-apartheid movement and co-founded the African National Congress Youth League. His activities eventually led to his imprisonment on Robben Island from 1964 to 1990. In 1994, Mandela became the first president of democratic South Africa.

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.



Fri 5/11/18 7:00PM Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom


An Evening with Audra McDonald
Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 7:00pm
Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

A luminous soprano, Audra McDonald’s breadth and versatility is unparalleled. With “a voice that will make you believe in angels” (Tribune News Service), she is radiant on Broadway and the world’s great opera stages as well as in film and television. McDonald was a three-time Tony Award winner by age 28 for her performances in Carousel, Master Class and Ragtime, and her 2014 performance as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill earned her a sixth Tony award and made her the first person to win all four acting categories. McDonald recently shone as part of the star-studded cast in the live-action twist on Disney’s timeless classic Beauty and the Beast. She has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people and received a National Medal of Arts. Backed by a superb trio of musicians, McDonald presents her trademark mix of show tunes, classic songs from movies and pieces written expressly for her by leading contemporary composers.

Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Tue 5/15/18 7:00PM An Evening with Audra McDonald


An Evening with Anne Akiko Meyers
Saturday, May 19, 2018, 8:00pm
Sunday, May 20, 2018, 3:00pm

Presented by Santa Barbara Symphony

Award-winning violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, teams up with Santa Barbara Symphony Concertmaster Jessica Guideri for a program of violin treasures, including Vivaldi’s arresting Double Violin Concerto. Ms. Meyers will also be featured in Barber’s lyrical Violin Concerto. The season ends in dramatic fashion with Scheherazade, Rimsky-Korsakov’s magnificent romantic suite based on the tales of One Thousand and One Nights.


Sat 5/19/18 8:00PM An Evening with Anne Akiko Meyers
Sun 5/20/18 3:00PM An Evening with Anne Akiko Meyers