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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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We Are the Dream, The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest

Online

Join UCSB Arts & Lectures as they present an in person showing of, We Are the Dream -The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest on Thursday, June 3 at 8:30 p.m. Pacific at the West Wind Drive-In. Every year, hundreds of school children participate in the Oakland MLK Oratorical Festival, a stirring public speaking […]

Free

Julián Castro Waking Up From My American Dream

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

Join UCSB Arts & Lectures as they present Julián Castro, Waking Up From My American Dream on Sunday, October 10th at 7:30 p.m. at Campbell Hall. A former Democratic candidate for president, Julián Castro served as secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Obama from 2014 to 2017, and as mayor of San Antonio […]

Free – $25

Paul Hawken Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation

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

Join UCSB Arts & Lectures as they present Paul Hawken Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation on Wednesday, October 20th at 7:30 p.m. at Campbell Hall. Paul Hawken is an entrepreneur, author and activist dedicated to environmental sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. The founder of Project Drawdown, his […]

FREE (Registration required)

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