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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.
Sat 3/25/17 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Shen Yun
Sun 3/26/17 1:00PM The Granada Theatre Shen Yun


An Evening with Kathy Griffin
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An Evening with Kathy Griffin
Two-time Emmy and Grammy award-winner, New York Times bestselling author, and broadway darling Kathy Griffin is bringing her critically-acclaimed "Celebrity Run-In" Tour to The Granada Theatre for a night of take-no-prisoners laughs.

A towering figure on television, on tour, and in publishing Kathy Griffin breaks through the entertainment clutter with her universally recognized brand of pull-no-punches comedy.



Sat 4/1/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre An Evening with Kathy Griffin


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


Old Crow Medicine Show performs <i>Blonde on Blonde</i>
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
Old Crow Medicine Show performs Blonde on Blonde
High-energy old-time string band Old Crow Medicine Show will pay homage to one of music’s greatest innovators when they perform Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde in its entirety. Discovered by American Roots legend Doc Watson, they've gone on to win two Grammy's, become members of the Grand Ole Opry and have gone platinum with their song "Wagon Wheel." Experience Bob Dylan’s watershed album like never before.

Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Thu 5/4/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Old Crow Medicine Show performs Blonde on Blonde


2017 Santa Barbara County Economic Summit
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
2017 Santa Barbara County Economic Summit
Includes admission to the entire half-day Summit, a copy of the 2017 Santa Barbara County Economic Outlook report plus a Continental Breakfast from 7:30-8:30 AM.

Featured speakers include: Russ Roberts, a research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, host of the award-winning podcast EconTalk and the author of How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life; Esther George, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and a member of the Federal Open Market Committee, which has authority over U.S. monetary policy; and Pablos Holman, a futurist, inventor, and notorious hacker. He helped create the world’s smallest PC, 3D printers at Makerbot, and spaceships with Jeff Bezos. Currently, Holman is working for Nathan Myhrvold and Bill Gates at the Intellectual Ventures Laboratory inventing solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems. The Santa Barbara County economic forecast will be delivered by Peter Rupert, Executive Director of the UCSB Economic Forecast Project.

Part of the 36th Annual Santa Barbara County Economic Summit

Founding Sponsor: Union Bank
Platinum Sponsor: Montecito Bank & Trust

Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or http://www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu
Tue 5/9/17 7:30AM The Granada Theatre 2017 Santa Barbara County Economic Summit


Naomi Klein
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
Naomi Klein
FREE Event

“This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate is a book of such ambition and consequence that it is almost unreviewable… The most momentous and contentious environmental book since Silent Spring.” New York Times Book Review, 100 Notable Books of the Year.

Pre-signed books will be available for purchase

Co-presented with Pacific Standard Magazine as the keynote address in the Women and the Environment Conference. https://weconference.events
Wed 5/17/17 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Naomi Klein


Rodriguez: A Solo Acoustic Evening
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Rodriguez: A Solo Acoustic Evening
Rodriguez, the legendary singer-songwriter known only by his surname, began performing in clubs around the city of Detroit in the 1960s. He recorded two studio albums, Cold Fact in 1969 and Coming from Reality in 1971. These compositions went unnoticed in the U.S., but reached folk-rock super stardom status in South Africa, where mistaken rumors circulated that he had perished. In the late 1990s, South African fans finally sought him out, leading to the unanticipated renaissance of his music career. Their story is told in the 2012 Oscar award-winning documentary, Searching For Sugar Man which has given Rodríguez a new measure of fame in the U.S. and his music is now reaching audiences worldwide.



Sat 5/20/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Rodriguez: A Solo Acoustic Evening


<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 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 Limón and local media personality Andy Valdez. Films will be presented in Spanish with English subtitles (when available).

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


Ryan Adams & Band
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Ryan Adams & Band
Ryan Adams made his debut in 2000 as a solo artist with the album, Heartbreaker—which received a deluxe reissue in 2016 and was named one of Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Albums of the Decade. In addition to his self-titled, double-Grammy-nominated 2014 album, Ryan’s catalogue includes Ashes & Fire, Easy Tiger, Cold Roses, Jacksonville City Nights, Love Is Hell, and his 2001 major label debut Gold, which has sold nearly a million copies worldwide and features "When Stars Go Blue," quoted in Stephen King's Lisey's Story and widely known as "that Tim McGraw song that kid did on American Idol.” Ryan Adams is also CEO of his own PAX-AM label and has also produced albums for Jenny Lewis, La Sera, Fall Out Boy, Willie Nelson, Jesse Malin, and collaborated with Norah Jones, America, Cowboy Junkies, Beth Orton and many others.

Thu 6/1/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Ryan Adams & Band


Ali Wong
AEG Presents
Ali Wong

Tickets on-sale 3/17 @ 10am

ALI WONG is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress living in Los Angeles, CA. With the recent release of her Netflix Special, ALI WONG: BABY COBRA, Ali became the first comedian to record a stand up special 7 months pregnant. Ali co-stars in the new ABC comedy, “American Housewife,” premiering this fall.

After SF Weekly selected her as “The Best Comedian of 2009? and the SF Bay Guardian awarded her “Best of the Bay,” she decided that it was finally time to depart her hometown. In 2010, Comedy Central listed Ali Wong as one of 7 “Comics to Watch.” In 2011, Variety Magazine named her as one of the “10 Comics to Watch,” and Ali appeared in the 2011 and 2012 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, QC.

Since then, Ali has performed on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show”, and “Late Night With Seth Meyers”. She also appeared in Oliver Stone’s film, Savages and was a series regular on NBC’s “Are You There Chelsea”. In 2012, Ali hosted the Golden Globes Live Coverage on E! You can often catch her as a guest on Comedy Central’s @Midnight and on Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer.” She recently appeared in Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow’s hit film Trainwreck and is currently a writer on ABC’s “Fresh Off The Boat.”
Sat 6/3/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Ali Wong