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

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Kodo Tsuzumi: One Earth Tour

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

“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 […]

$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, United States

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 […]

Free

UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar

Guadalupe City Hall, 918 Obispo Street, Guadalupe CA, United States

Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar has been delighting audiences throughout Mexico and the U.S. for the past 26 years. Featured on Camila Cabello’s new song, “La Buena Vida!”, the ensemble Mariachi Garibaldi regularly shares the stage with some of Mexico’s most beloved performers. Under the direction of Jimmy “El Pollo” Cuéllar, son of Jaime, they […]

Free

Ballet Hispánico Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

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

Ballet Hispánico returns with its first-ever evening-length work, Doña Perón. Set to live music, this empowering portrait of one of the most spellbinding women in South American history looks at the divergent legacies that made Eva Perón a popular icon. Was she a voice for the people or a deceitful actress? Acclaimed choreographer Annabelle Lopez […]

$20 – $71

Tracy Kidder in Conversation with Pico Iyer

New Vic Theatre 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy Kidder stands at the forefront of American letters as a champion of the heroism of everyday life. With a reputation for faultless prose and profound insights, his mesmerizing profiles include Mountains Beyond Mountains, which brought the world’s attention to Dr. Paul Farmer, and the Pulitzer Prize-winner The Soul of a New Machine. […]

$10 – $35

Grandeza Mexicana Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

Isla Vista School, 6875 El Colegio Rd, Goleta Isla Vista School, 6875 El Colegio Rd, Goleta, CA, United States

Grandeza Mexicana is L.A.’s premier folk ballet company, preserving the traditions and customs of Mexico’s historic past and promising present. A nonprofit performing arts organization founded by Jose Vences in September 2003, the company was formed to advance the field of Mexican folk ballet and to enhance the public’s appreciation for the diversity and depth […]

Free

Grandeza Mexicana Presented By UCSB Arts & Lectures

Guadalupe City Hall, 918 Obispo St, Guadalupe, CA Guadalupe City Hall, 918 Obispo St, Guadalupe, CA, United States

Grandeza Mexicana is L.A.’s premier folk ballet company, preserving the traditions and customs of Mexico’s historic past and promising present. A nonprofit performing arts organization founded by Jose Vences in September 2003, the company was formed to advance the field of Mexican folk ballet and to enhance the public’s appreciation for the diversity and depth […]

Free

Grandeza Mexicana Presented By UCSB Arts & Lectures

The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E Cota St, Santa Barbara

Grandeza Mexicana is L.A.’s premier folk ballet company, preserving the traditions and customs of Mexico’s historic past and promising present. A nonprofit performing arts organization founded by Jose Vences in September 2003, the company was formed to advance the field of Mexican folk ballet and to enhance the public’s appreciation for the diversity and depth […]

Free

Wynton Marsalis Septet Presented By UCSB Arts & Lectures

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

Wynton Marsalis returns with a flexible and joyous septet. This group is the size the trumpeter chose for his thrilling 2021 release, The Democracy! Suite, and on 2000's epic eight-CD set Live at the Village Vanguard. In the septet format, Marsalis explores a big band's sumptuous harmonies while offering every ensemble musician plenty of room […]

$20 – $131

FREE Summer Cinema: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Santa Barbara County Courthouse 1100 Anacapa St. (front entry), Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Friday night under the stars! Bring breathable blankets or a low chair, a picnic and your friends. **Please respect the lawn and your fellow filmgoers: only bring blankets that are permeable (no plastic/nylon/tarps), and chairs that are low-backed and low to the ground. In the night skies over Indiana, cable worker Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) […]

Free

Jacob Collier Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

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

Moving fluidly across jazz, pop and R&B, Jacob Collier creates mesmerizing soundscapes using layered vocal tracks and sophisticated digital editing techniques. His multi-frame, multi-instrumental viral videos and five Grammy wins have earned him a devoted international following and a roster of collaborators that ranges from Coldplay and SZA to Hans Zimmer. An energetic and engaging […]