Upcoming Events

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, February 1, 2020, 4pm
Presented by Fellowship For Performing 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 4:00PM 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

Peter and the Wolf
Sunday, February 23, 2020, 2:00pm

The Granada Theatre, in collaboration with Community Arts Music Association (CAMA), presents a special family-friendly performance of Peter and the Wolf, Sergei Prokofiev’s enchanting musical tale of adventure and bravery, at 2 pm on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at the Granada Theatre. The concert will feature the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony and State Street Ballet’s Gustafson Dance with opening pieces performed by Opera Santa Barbara’s Youth Opera and the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony.
Sun 2/23/20 2:00PM Peter and the Wolf

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

Thursday, March 19, 2020, 7:00pm
Presented by Network Medical
Former Navy Seal, Chad Williams

Days before Chad Williams was to report to the military, he turned on the TV to horrifying images of his mentor, US Navy SEAL Scott Helvenston, being brutally murdered in Fallujah, Iraq. This steeled his resolve and “quit” wasn’t an option. Williams completed the grueling SEAL’s training alongside only 12 of the 173 sailors in his class.

Serving through multiple deployments as a U.S. Navy SEAL, Williams continues to hone the qualities and values that our nation's best adhere to. Though he continues in special ops, his Commander and Chief is different. On March 14, 2007, Williams was sealed by God – the night everything changed.

Thu 3/19/20 7:00PM Sealed

Courage and Resilience - An Afternoon with Elizabeth Smart
Saturday, March 28, 2020, 3:00pm
CALM Auxiliary Presents

Courage & Resilience

On June 5, 2002, the abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction and child abuse cases of our time. Elizabeth has become an advocate for change related to child abduction, child recovery programs and national child safety legislation. Elizabeth’s recovery continues to motivate parents, law enforcement and leaders worldwide. This event is to benefit CALM, a local non profit organization whose mission is to prevent childhood trauma, heal children and families, and build resilient communities throughout Santa Barbara County.

Sat 3/28/20 3:00PM Courage and Resilience - An Afternoon with Elizabeth Smart

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

PAW Patrol Live!
Friday, May 8th, 2020, 6pm
Saturday, May 9th, 2020, 10am, 2pm, 6pm
Presented by VStar Entertainment
Come roll with the PAW Patrol as everybody’s favorite heroic pups race to the rescue on the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race. When Mayor Goodway goes missing, Chase, Marshall, Skye and the rest of the PAW Patrol will need to team up with Ryder to save Adventure Bay’s mayor and stop Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger from winning the race.
Fri 5/8/20 6:00PM PAW Patrol Live!
Sat 5/9/20 10:00AM PAW Patrol Live!
Sat 5/9/20 2:00PM PAW Patrol Live!
Sat 5/9/20 6:00PM PAW Patrol Live!

Colin & Brad: <i>Scared Scriptless</i>
Thursday, June 11th, 2020, 8pm
Presented by Mills Entertainment
Colin & Brad: Scared Scriptless

Armed with only their wits, “Whose Line is it Anyway?” stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood are taking to the live stage and they’re...Scared Scriptless. Prepare to laugh yourself senseless as improv comedy masterminds Colin & Brad must make up original scenes, songs and more from whatever you, the fans, suggest!

Thu 6/11/20 8:00PM Colin & Brad: Scared Scriptless