Upcoming Events



Alessia Cara
Saturday, November 9, 2019, 7:30pm
Presented by Goldenvoice

The Pains of Growing Tour
with Special Guest Ryland James


2018’s “Best New Artist” Grammy Award Winning Canadian singer/songwriter and Def Jam Recordings artist Alessia Cara emerged onto the music scene in 2015 with her first release, Here, a global anthem that grabbed the world’s attention when it garnered over 500,000 streams on Soundcloud in its first week. Here went on to become Spotify’s Most Viral Song of 2015, selling over 3 million copies. Her five-track EP, Four Pink Walls, soon followed, leading to the release of her RIAA platinum debut album KNOW-IT-ALL (November 2015). Alessia’s multi-platinum #1 hit single of 2016, Scars to Your Beautiful, was her gut-wrenching take on female identity, on body image and on deleterious behaviors in the name of beauty. Stay, her #1 hit with Zedd, sold over 2 million copies and received Song Of The Summerraves. Also in 2016, Alessia lent her voice to How Far I’ll Go, penned by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the official song for Disney’s animated film Moana. The 4x-platinum 1-800-273-8255, her historic collaboration with fellow Def Jam artist Logic, was one of 2017’s landmark singles with over 4 billion streams worldwide, contributing to her being named the most-streamed new female artist of 2017. Growing Pains (June 2018), was the prelude to Alessia’s second album, her critically acclaimed THE PAINS OF GROWING (released in November), which included the follow-up single releases Trust My Lonely and Out Of Love.


Sat 11/9/19 7:30PM Alessia Cara


An Evening with Esther Perel
Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 7:30pm
Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

Groundbreaking couples psychotherapist Esther Perel believes that the quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives. Perel is the bestselling author of Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic and the Domestic and The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity. Her riveting podcast, Where Should We Begin?, brings listeners inside her private sessions addressing everything from sexlessness to grief. Through her international work on erotic intelligence, trauma, sexual honesty and conflict resolution, Perel invites a more nuanced conversation about our transgressions and provides a daring framework for understanding the intricacies of love and desire.

Tickets may also be available from UCSB Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or online through their website.


Wed 12/4/19 7:30PM An Evening with Esther Perel


Miranda Sings - Who Wants My Kid?
Saturday, December 14, 2019, 7:30pm
Presented by Emporium

Colleen Ballinger is a multi hyphenate; actor, comedian, trained vocalist, writer and executive producer. She is best known for portraying her character, "Miranda Sings," a personality that is the polar opposite of Ms. Ballinger. Colleen has amassed over 30 Million followers across her social media and passed 3.5 billion views on YouTube. She can currently be seen as "Miranda" on the Netflix Original series, Haters Back Off, which she created and executive-produced. Her one hour special, Miranda Sings Live…Your Welcome, is also available on Netflix.


This show is open to all ages and is rated PG-13 due to some adult references and expletives that appear briefly on a screen.

Sat 12/14/19 7:30PM Miranda Sings - Who Wants My Kid?


The Peking Acrobats
Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 7:30pm
Presented by Granada Theatre Concert Series

For the last thirty two years, The Peking Acrobats have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. They perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs and display their technical prowess at such arts as trick-cycling, precision tumbling, juggling, somersaulting, and gymnastics. They push the limits of human ability, defying gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility, and control. The Peking Acrobats are often accompanied by live musicians who skillfully play traditional Chinese instruments; the time-honored Chinese music coalesces with high-tech special effects and awe-inspiring acrobatic feats, creating an exuberant entertainment event with the festive pageantry of a Chinese Carnival.




Wed 1/22/20 7:30PM The Peking Acrobats


Jon Meacham
Thursday, January 30, 2020, 7:30pm
Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

American Then and Now: What History Tells Us About the Future

One of America’s great public intellectuals and a skilled raconteur, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham brings a depth of knowledge about politics, religion and current affairs that helps us understand how historical events and current issues intersect to impact our lives. The esteemed presidential biographer of Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Franklin D. Roosevelt and George H.W. Bush, he delivered a eulogy at President Bush’s funeral. Meacham’s recent collaboration with country music legend Tim McGraw celebrates the music that helped to shape the nation, and his recent book, The Soul of America, examines the present moment in America by looking at critical times in U.S. history when hope overcame division and fear.

Tickets may also be available from UCSB Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or online through their website.


Thu 1/30/20 7:30PM Jon Meacham


C.S Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert
Saturday, Februrary 1, 2020, 8pm
Presented by Fellowship For Preforming Arts

Using C.S. Lewis’ own words, award-winning actor Max McLean brings the brilliant Oxford Don to life, taking us on his extraordinary journey from hard-boiled atheist to ‘the most reluctant convert in all England.
Sat 2/1/20 8:00PM C.S Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert


Postmodern Jukebox
Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour
Friday, February 7, 2020, 8pm
Presented by SBL Entertainment

Postmodern Jukebox reimagines contemporary pop, rock and R&B hits in the style of various yesteryears, from swing to doo-wop, ragtime to Motown – or, as creator Scott Bradlee himself puts it, “pop music in a time machine." For the past five years PMJ has toured the world, playing hundreds of shows to sold-out venues on six continents. They’ve also performed on shows including “Good Morning America,” topped iTunes and Billboard charts, and caught the attention of NPR Music, NBC News and a wide array of celebrity fans.


Fri 2/7/20 8:00PM Postmodern Jukebox


David Brooks
Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 7:30pm
Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

The Quest for a Moral Life

David Brooks has a gift for bringing audiences face to face with the spirit of our times with insight, humor and quiet passion. A New York Times op-ed columnist and regular guest on PBS NewsHour and NPR’s All Things Considered, Brooks is one of America’s most prominent political commentators. Now, he’s on a mission to help people live deeper and more joyful lives. The executive director of Weave: The Social Fabric Project at the Aspen Institute, an instructor at Yale University and a bestselling author, Brooks’ newly-published book, The Second Mountain, explores what it takes to lead a meaningful life in a self-centered world.

Tickets may also be available from UCSB Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or online through their website.


Tue 2/11/20 7:30PM David Brooks


Herb Alpert & Lani Hall
Friday, February 28, 2020, 7:30pm
Presented by Goldenvoice

Herb Alpert and his wife, the Grammy award-winning vocalist Lani Hall, and their gifted band - Michael Shapiro on drums, Hussain Jiffry on bass and Bill Cantos on piano - perform an eclectic set, covering some of Herb and Lani's classics from their Tijuana Brass and Brasil '66 days to Cole Porter, The Beatles and improvisational jazz tunes. The show features a multi-media experience with a large video screen projecting classic moments and rare footage from Herb & Lani’s music careers.

Fri 2/28/20 7:30PM Herb Alpert & Lani Hall


Samin Nosrat and Yotam Ottolenghi
Friday, April 3, 2020, 7:30pm
Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

Chefs in Conversation

James Beard Award-winning cookbook authors and chefs Samin Nosrat and Yotam Ottolenghi will share their passion for everything food, inviting the audience along for a mouthwatering evening as they dish secrets from the kitchen. With a hit Netflix series, bestselling debut cookbook and New York Times food column, Samin Nosrat is the It Girl of the culinary world. Israeli-born London restaurateur and Guardian columnist, Yotam Ottolenghi is the bestselling author of beloved cookbooks including Jerusalem and his latest, Ottolenghi Simple. Nosrat’s anecdotes from Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat and Ottolenghi’s restaurant tales will leave the audience hungry for more.

Tickets may also be available from UCSB Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or online through their website.


Fri 4/3/20 7:30PM Samin Nosrat and Yotam Ottolenghi


Bryan Stevenson
Sunday, April 5, 2020, 7:30pm
Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity, and Making a Difference

For nearly four decades, Bryan Stevenson has advocated on behalf of the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned, seeking to eradicate racial discrimination in the criminal justice system. A MacArthur Fellow, he is an attorney, human rights activist, author of the bestselling book Just Mercy and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative. He recently spearheaded the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, the first national memorial to victims of white supremacy. Now, he is the subject of HBO’s documentary True Justice, premiering in June. Spend an inspiring evening with one of the country’s most visionary legal thinkers and social justice advocates.

Tickets may also be available from UCSB Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or online through their website.


Sun 4/5/20 7:30PM Bryan Stevenson