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Nina Totenberg Dinners with Ruth: The Power of Friendships

The Granada Theatre (1214 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101) 1214 State St, Santa Barbara, CA

“Nina and Ruth are each legends in their own right… this is a must-read for anyone with an interest in history, politics, the law, and media.” – Ari Shapiro, host of All Things Considered One of the country’s most respected journalists and a doyenne of the Supreme Court, award-winning legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg shines […]

$16 – $56

Kodo Tsuzumi: One Earth Tour

The Granada Theatre (1214 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101) 1214 State St, Santa Barbara, CA

“Superlatives don’t really exist to convey the primal power and bravura beauty of Kodo.” Chicago Tribune In this new production, Kodo looks back at its impressive 40-year history and forward to the next chapter of breathtaking performance. Rigorously trained on the rugged, windswept island of Sado in the Sea of Japan, the soul-stirring taiko drummers […]

$20 – $71

Step Afrika!

Campbell Hall (Building 538, University of California, Santa Barbara, Mesa Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93106)

“In the bodies of these skilled performers, the beat is obviously unstoppable. Again and again, the dancers pick it up and pass it around with clapping hands and stomping feet, through the legs, behind the back, defiant and unified and inspiring.” The New York Times Drums were once outlawed among enslaved Africans in the American […]

$15 – $45

Ainissa Ramirez – The Alchemy of Us: Uncovering Hidden Figures in Science Whose Inventions Changed Our Way of Life

UCSB Campbell Hall Campbell Hall, Isla Vista

An award-winning scientist, science communicator and author, Dr. Ainissa Ramirez promotes a love of exploration, making complex scientific processes both clear and mesmerizing to just about everyone. In her recent book The Alchemy of Us, Ramirez showcases little-known inventors – particularly people of color and women – who had a significant impact but whose accomplishments […]