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This calendar intended to help our community stay up to date on progressive events and opportunities along the Central Coast.

Only events that meet our mission will be added. Please allow us up to 4 business days to approve or modify submissions.
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American Railroad: Silkroad Ensemble with Rhiannon Giddens

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

Yo-Yo Ma conceived Silkroad in 1998, recognizing the historical Silk Road as a model for radical cultural collaboration. Now under the leadership of MacArthur fellow and 2023 Pulitzer Prize-winner Rhiannon Giddens, the Silkroad Ensemble embarks on a new initiative, American Railroad, that amplifies the untold stories of African American, Chinese, Indigenous, Irish and other communities […]

Celebrating the Legacy of Walter H. Capps: Professor, Humanist, Public Servant

UCSB, McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020

The Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life is pleased to present a special two-day series of events on November 10 & 11, 2023, to celebrate and commemorate the legacy of Walter Capps in scholarship, teaching, the humanities, and public service. All events held at UCSB and livestreamed, free […]

Free

FSA Pickleball Tournament – Play for A Cause

Montecito Club 920 Summit Rd, Santa Barbara, United States

The inaugural FSA Annual Pickleball Tournament, set to take place at the beautiful Montecito Club courts on Saturday, November 11, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the agency’s senior programs and youth mental health, two crucial programs serving Santa Barbara County residents. Tournament Director Natalie Collins-Smith, a Pickleball […]

$125

Teaching Ethics and Civic Values

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

A panel on Walter Capps’ teaching of ethics and civic values in the classroom and beyond, featuring former students, including TV showrunner Tim Kring, municipal strategist Shawn Landres, and UCSB Dean of Student Life Katya Armistead. An opportunity for members of the public to share memories of Walter Capps will follow this panel, from 12:00-12:30. […]

Free

Veterans Day Ceremony: Honoring our men and women in uniform who proudly serve

Santa Barbara Cemetery, 901 Channel Dr, CA 93108

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1649 and the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation are pleased to be hosting the Santa Barbara community Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday, November 11th at 11:00 a.m. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early; the ceremony begins at 11:00 AM sharp and concludes with a spectacular flyover by The Condor Squadron. The […]

Free

SBCAN’s Tribute to Dick Flacks: Making History Making Blintzes

El Paseo Restaurant, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara County Action Network will celebrate and honor Dick Flacks for his lifelong activism during our "Making History/Making Blintzes" Brunch and Fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at El Paseo Mexican Restaurant, 10 El Paseo, in Santa Barbara. Investigative journalist Melinda Burns will interview Dick about his lifelong activism. […]

$100

Robin Wall Kimmerer Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

UCSB Campbell Hall Campbell Hall, Isla Vista, United States

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents indigenous environmentalist Robin Wall Kimmerer delivering a lecture on her book, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants on Tuesday, November 14 at UCSB Campbell Hall. $40/ $25 / $10 UCSB students (current student ID required) Robin Wall Kimmerer is a plant ecologist, 2022 MacArthur fellow […]

$25 – $40

Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer

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

Tabla and bansuri meet acoustic bass and banjo in this musical adventure. On their new album, As We Speak, this one-of-a-kind quartet made up of musicians Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer and flautist Rakesh Chaurasia combines the cerebral complexity of Indian ragas with the gut-level groove of a funky bass line. In concert, they […]

Isla Vista Youth Project Food Distribution: Volunteers Needed

Phelps Rd Phelps Rd. (More details after contact and reservation), Isla Vista, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

The Isla Vista Youth Projects, Inc. strengthens our community through diverse educational, recreational and social programs for children and families regardless of income. We envision a community where children are loved, valued, and respected and families are empowered to reach their highest potential. In response to an increasing need for food in the Isla Vista […]

Adam Grant – Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things

Arlington Theatre 1317 State St, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Are grit and perseverance enough to succeed? Or does someone need to give you a chance? In this paradigm-shifting talk, organizational psychologist and Penn Wharton School of Business professor Adam Grant explores why some people are overlooked despite their talents, and how that can begin to change. A leading expert on how we can find […]

Daniil Trifonov Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

UCSB Campbell Hall Campbell Hall, Isla Vista, United States

Precise, imaginative, tender and above all thrilling, Daniil Trifonov has earned a reputation as the must-hear pianist of the 21st century. Equally adept at discovering new possibilities in mid-18th century works as he is scaling the heights of Beethoven’s majestic “Hammerklavier” sonata, Trifonov combines dazzling technique with depth of feeling and extraordinary musicality.