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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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Vijay Gupta in Conversation with Pico Iyer The Healing Power of Music

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

Join UCSB Arts & Lectures as they present Vijay Gupta in Conversation with Pico Iyer The Healing Power of Music on Thursday, October 28th at 7:30 p.m. at Campbell Hall. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, Vjiay Gupta is a celebrated violinist, speaker and citizen artist devoted to creating spaces of wholeness through music. He […]

$10 – $35

Warrior Women Featuring Madonna Thunder Hawk and Marcella Gilbert

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

Join UCSB Arts & Lectures as they present Warrior Women Featuring Madonna Thunder Hawk and Marcella Gilbert on Wednesday, November 3rd at 7:30 p.m. at Campbell Hall. Warrior Women chronicles the lifelong work of Madonna Thunder Hawk – a leader in the American Indian Movement – and Marcella Gilbert, a Lakota mother and daughter whose […]

Free – $20

Warrior Women Featuring Madonna Thunder Hawk and Marcella Gilbert

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

Join UCSB Arts & Lectures as they present Warrior Women Featuring Madonna Thunder Hawk and Marcella Gilbert on Wednesday, November 3rd at 7:30 p.m. at Campbell Hall. Warrior Women chronicles the lifelong work of Madonna Thunder Hawk – a leader in the American Indian Movement – and Marcella Gilbert, a Lakota mother and daughter whose […]

Free – $20

Andrea Elliott Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival and Hope in an American City

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

Join UCSB Arts & Lectures as they present Andrea Elliott, Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival and Hope in an American City on Thursday, January 20th at 7:30 p.m. at Campbell Hall. New York Times investigative journalist Andrea Elliott puts a human face to topics ranging from child poverty to Muslim life in the U.S. Her recent […]

Free – $20

Ballet Hispánico Noche de Oro: A Celebration of 50 Years Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director

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

Join UCSB Arts & Lectures as they present Ballet Hispánico, Noche de Oro: A Celebration of 50 Years and Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director on Friday, January 21st at 8:00 p.m. at The Granada Theatre. Named one of America’s Cultural Treasures by the Ford Foundation, Ballet Hispánico celebrates Latinx cultures through innovative performances that elevate diverse […]

Free – $66

Walking the Tightrope: Surviving in Working Class America

Various

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn—Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and authors— center their writing on human rights abuses and advocacy around the world. Their bestselling book, Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope, shines a light on the crises facing working-class communities here at home, including poverty, homelessness, mass incarceration, and addiction. On February 17th, Arts and Lectures will […]

Amanda Nguyen: “Hopeanomics” and How Social Entrepreneurs are Transforming Grassroots Activism

Online

Join UCSB Arts & Lectures as they present Amanda Nguyen “Hopeanomics” and How Social Entrepreneurs are Transforming Grassroots Activism on Wednesday, February 16th at 7:30 p.m. Pacific (Virtual). The CEO and founder of Rise, a social movement accelerator that teaches grassroots organizing, Amanda Nguyen helped draft the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights. Her 2021 […]

Free

Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalists and Authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn Tales of Hope on the American Landscape

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

Join UCSB Arts & Lectures as they present Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn for Tales of Hope on the American Landscape on Thursday, February 17th at 7:30 p.m. Pacific at Campbell Hall. Renowned for their relentless chronicling of human rights abuses and giving a voice to the voiceless, Nicholas Kristof […]

$10 – $40

World Premiere of Everything Rises Jennifer Koh and Davóne Tines

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

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents the world premiere of Everything Rises, a commission featuring Jennifer Koh and Davóne Tines, Tuesday, April 12th at 8:00 p.m. Pacific at Campbell Hall. Recognized for her dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance, violinist Jennifer Koh is a forward-thinking artist dedicated to exploring an eclectic repertoire while promoting diversity in classical […]

Free – $35.00

DakhaBrakha

Arlington Theatre 1317 State St, Santa Barbara, CA

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents DakhaBrakha on Thursday, October 6th at 8:00 pm at The Granada Theatre. From Kyiv, DakhaBrakha creates a world of unexpected new music, weaving ancient Ukrainian folk melodies into a subversive musical tapestry that embraces indie rock, pop, hip hop, the avant-garde and traditional instrumentation from around the world. At the […]

$16 – $51

David Hearts – Touched with Fire: How Great Leaders are Made

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

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents David Gergen: Hearts Touched with Fire: How Great Leaders are Made on Tuesday, October 11th at 7:30 pm at The Granada Theatre. A former White House adviser to four U.S. presidents, CNN analyst and founder of the Harvard Center for Public Leadership, David Gergen draws from his experiences as a […]

$11 – $46

Soweto Gospel Choir

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

Soweto Gospel Choir HOPE – It’s Been a Long Time Coming “Nothing less than an international treasure.” JazzTimes Brimming with energy and thrilling transcendent harmonies, the three-time Grammy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir is beloved the world over for its ensemble flair and indomitable spirit. Commemorating South Africa’s Freedom Movement and the Civil Rights Movement in the […]

$15 – $45