UCSB Arts & Lectures - Spring Calendar 2023

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Marsalis Septet, Apr 4

Dear Friends,

Following a winter season that showered us with rapturous moments, the buds of a bold spring are not far behind.

Experience improvisation at its finest when A&L mainstay Wynton Marsalis (Apr 4) makes a unique return with a septet.

Celebrate National Poetry Month with us! We are honored to present U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón (Apr 25). Learn more about our poetry contest and other opportunities to bring the conversation from the stage to the community through our Thematic Learning Initiative.

Arts & Lectures’ ambitious program of commissions continues with the Danish String Quartet (Apr 13) playing a new work by Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdóttir and Mark Morris Dance Group’s The Look of Love (May 6) honoring the music of Burt Bacharach.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner; join acclaimed actors and mother-daughter duo Laura Dern and Diane Ladd (May 3) as they offer an intimate tour of their lives, revealing universal lessons.

Justice for All continues with Nobel Peace Prize-winner Maria Ressa (May 18), whose date has been rescheduled after her recent triumph in court. Plus, actor, producer and entrepreneur Danny Trejo (Apr 12) will share his spellbinding journey from serving time in San Quentin to becoming a Hollywood hero.

Join Arts & Lectures this spring and be a part of the change we make in the world!

With deepest gratitude,

Danish String Quartet Apr 13
Celesta M. Billeci and cellist Alisa Weilerstein celebrate the U.S. premiere of FRAGMENTS on March 10, 2023 Community Partners cover photo: Steve Lawrence; inset photo (this page): Isaac Hernández de Lipa ; photos (opposite) 1-4,6: Isaac Hernández de Lipa, 5: Monie Photography, 7: David Bazemore photo: Caroline Bittencourt

You Make This Happen!

Become a member today and enjoy a range of benefits all year long. (See page 25 for details)

1. A&L Council member Timothy O. Fisher and A&L Partner Audrey Fisher with vocalist China Forbes and bandleader/pianist Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini 2. A&L Partners Marcia and John Mike Cohen with award-winning legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg 3. A&L Ambassador Robin Himovitz and A&L Leadership Circle member Roger Himovitz with bestselling novelist Amor Towles 4. A&L Council member Dorothy Largay, A&L Community Partner Natalie Orfalea and A&L Ambassador Heather Sturgess 5. A&L Leadership Circle member John MacFarlane and A&L Council member Patty MacFarlane with cancer physician and author Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee 6. A&L Partners Yoel and Eva Haller with award-winning mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato 7. A&L Council Co-chair Rich Janssen and A&L Ambassador Luci Janssen with world-renowned pianist Lang Lang

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2022-2023: Leadership and Vision

At a time of seismic cultural and political shifts, we look to innovators who show us that the impossible is truly attainable. We look to visionaries who point the way toward a peaceful and prosperous future. And we look to those who came before to guide our leaders of tomorrow. Join us as we examine leadership and vision from the personal to the global, to help us move forward with strength, determination and hope.

Instructions on Not Giving Up Poetry Contest

Calling all poets: In the spirit of National Poetry Month, you’re invited to submit an original poem expressing the qualities of leadership and vision. U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón’s “Instructions on Not Giving Up” describes the growth of green leaves in spring as “a return to the strange idea of continuous living despite the mess of us, the hurt, the empty.” Write a poem that inspires you to move forward with strength, determination and hope.

Send your original, unpublished poem to info@ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu no later than Friday, April 14 at 5 PM with the subject line #AandLPoetry and indicate your submission level (K-12 or Age 18+).

Prizes include: Your poem published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a copy of Ada Limón’s The Hurting Kind, a $50 Chaucer’s Books gift certificate and a $500 A&L ticket voucher good through 2024.

RELATED EVENT Ada Limón, Apr 25 / 7:30 PM (p. 15)
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Leadership and Vision - Free Events

Arts & Lectures’ Thematic Learning Initiative (TLI) extends the conversation from the stage into the community, enriching lifelong learning and initiating dialogue and empowerment through special events, book giveaways and more.

A Thousand Cuts

Film Screening and Conversation with Filmmaker Ramona S. Diaz

Thu, Apr 20 / 7 PM / UCSB Pollock Theater / FREE (registration recommended at carseywolf.UCSB.edu)

Journalist Maria Ressa and her team at Rappler.com risk their lives and freedom as outspoken critics of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. (Ramona Diaz, 2020, 99 min.)

Presented in association with UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center

May 18 / 7:30 PM – note new date (p. 22)

A Band for the Times

Open Sound Check and Q&A with ARTEMIS

Sun, Apr 23 / 4 PM / Campbell Hall / FREE (limited availability; registration required at thematic-learning.org)

Blue Note recording ensemble ARTEMIS opens the doors for a behind-the-scenes sound check experience. “What makes ARTEMIS exceptional isn’t how they identify, but how they compose, perform, lead and collaborate as the elite musicians that they are,” writes DownBeat. Watch the masters at work as they prepare for a grooving musical adventure.

RELATED EVENT ARTEMIS performance, Apr 23 / 7 PM (p. 14)

With thanks to our visionary partners, Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin, for their support of the Thematic Learning Initiative

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RELATED EVENT Maria Ressa lecture,

Create Your Own series

of 4 or more events and save 10%

Select your favorite 4 events from the 2023 spring lineup to create your own series and save 10% on each ticket. (Some exclusions apply.)

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photo: Allison Burke George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Apr 22

Arts & Lectures remains committed to addressing issues of social justice. Marking our third season illuminating a wide spectrum of systemic injustice, the Justice for All programming initiative looks to today’s great minds and creators and to the courageous leaders across the globe who are forging a new path forward. Join us as we learn from those confronting uncomfortable questions, solving difficult problems, and guiding us all toward a more equitable world.

JUSTICE FOR ALL Lead Sponsors:

Marcy Carsey, Eva & Yoel Haller, and Zegar Family Foundation

JUSTICE FOR ALL UCSB Faculty Advisory Committee:

Gerardo Aldana, Ingrid Banks, Daina Ramey Berry, Charles Hale, Susannah Scott, Jeffrey Stewart, Sharon Tettegah, Kim Yasuda

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Apr 12 Danny Trejo Actor and Champion for Latinx Representation Apr 19 Nicholas Galanin Indigenous Multimedia Artist May 9 Woman. Life. Freedom. Public Art Projection May 18 Maria Ressa Nobel Peace Prize-winner Fighting for Freedom Against Authoritarianism May 22 Jonathan Greenblatt CEO of the Anti-Defamation League

Spring 2023 Events

Wynton Marsalis Septet

Tue, Apr 4 / 7 PM (note special time) / Granada Theatre

$125 Gold Circle / $85 / $60 / $40 / $19 UCSB students

Wynton Marsalis, trumpet

Chris Crenshaw, trombone

Abdias Armenteros, saxophone

Chris Lewis, saxophone, clarinet

Carlos Henriquez, bass

Domo Branch, drums

Dan Nimmer, piano

In this intimate performance, Wynton Marsalis will lead an exciting new edition of the Wynton Marsalis Septet as they present his latest original compositions as well as standards spanning the vast historical landscape of jazz music. Originally formed in the spring of 1989, the Wynton Marsalis Septet has featured such acclaimed musicians as Wycliffe Gordon and Wess “Warmdaddy” Anderson. Thirty-four years later, this special group has taken new form, garnering some of jazz’s biggest rising stars.

Major Sponsor: Sara Miller McCune

Event Sponsor: Jody & John Arnhold

Jazz Series Lead Sponsor: Manitou Fund

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A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price
“Jazz is a metaphor for democracy.”
– Wynton Marsalis
photo: Luigi Beverelli photo: Piper Ferguson

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Danny Trejo

A Life of Crime, Redemption and Hollywood

Wed, Apr 12 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall

$35 / $20 / $10 all students (with valid ID)

“Danny’s incredible life story shows that even though we may fall down at some point in our lives, it’s what we do when we stand back up that really counts.”

On screen, Danny Trejo is a baddie who has been killed at least a hundred times. Off screen, the actor, producer and entrepreneur is a hero beloved by recovery communities and obsessed fans alike. But the real Danny Trejo is much more complicated than the legend. With more than 400 film credits including Heat, From Dusk Till Dawn and the Spy Kids and Machete franchises, along with his burgeoning Trejo’s Tacos empire, Danny Trejo’s story is “enough to make you believe in the possibility of a Hollywood ending” (The New York Times). Discover the full, fascinating and inspirational story of his journey from prison, addiction and loss to artistic expression and personal happiness.

Books will be available for purchase and signing, courtesy of Chaucer’s Presented in association with UCSB Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies

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“Everything good that’s ever happened to me came out of helping others.”
– Danny Trejo

Schubert: String Quartet in A minor, D. 804 (“Rosamunde”)

Schubert: String Quartet No. 12 in C minor, D. 703 (“Quartettsatz”)

Anna Thorvaldsdóttir: Rituals ( Arts & Lectures Co-commission )

Schubert (arr. Danish String Quartet): Gretchen am Spinnrade , D.118

Danish String Quartet The Doppelgänger Project, Part III

Frederik Øland, Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, Asbjørn Nørgaard, Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin

Thu, Apr 13 / 7 PM (note special time) / Campbell Hall

$45 / $30 / $15 all students (with valid ID)

“Their command of the score is absolute… impressively cohesive.”

The New York Times on Doppelganger, Part II

“One of the best quartets before the public today” (The Washington Post), the Danish returns with the third concert in its Doppelgänger Project, pairing Schubert’s “Rosamunde” Quartet with a newly commissioned work by Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdóttir. One of the most original voices of her generation, Thorvaldsdóttir wields a “seemingly boundless textural imagination” (The New York Times) to create captivating musical landscapes at once grand and personal.

Event Sponsor: Anonymous

Made possible by gifts to the A&L Commission of New Work Endowment Fund

Presented in association with UCSB Department of Music

Pre-concert Talk by Derek Katz, UCSB Associate Professor of Musicology

6 PM / Mosher Alumni House, UCSB Free to event ticket holders

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Indigenous Multimedia Artist Nicholas Galanin

Let Them Enter Dancing and Showing Their Faces

Wed, Apr 19 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall

FREE (registration recommended)

“Expansive, embracing and grappling with many facets and complexities of what it means to be Native American today.” The Art Newspaper

“I use my work to explore adaptation, resilience, survival, active cultural amnesia, dream, memory, cultural resurgence, connection to and disconnection from the land.” – Nicholas Galanin

Proclaimed a “standout” by The New York Times, multidisciplinary artist Nicholas Galanin explores conceptions and misconceptions surrounding Indigenous identity. He is widely praised for what have been considered the “definitive works” (ARTnews.com) of the 2019 Whitney Biennial, 2020 Australian Biennale and 2021 Desert X, among other notable exhibitions. His sculptures and multimedia installations intersect in form, image and sound, offering perspectives rooted in connection to the land and broad engagement with contemporary culture. In this illustrated presentation, Galanin, who is of Tlingit and Unanga descent and a citizen of Alaska’s Sitka Tribe, will show how he employs materials and processes that expand dialogue on Indigenous artistic production, and how culture can be carried.

Presented in association with the following UCSB partners: Department of Art, and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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“Whether inverting an old song or sculpting a whirlwind from dust, Shaw’s work highlights the divine in the ordinary.” Pitchfork

Sō Percussion with Caroline Shaw Let the Soil Play Its Simple Part

Fri, Apr 21 / 8 PM / Campbell


$35 / $20 / $10 UCSB students

Sō Percussion offers an “exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam.” The New Yorker

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and vocalist Caroline Shaw joins Sō Percussion for a concert featuring work she co-composed with the members of the group, plus an opening set of pieces by a trio of young contemporaries: Eric Cha-Beach, Angélica Negrón and Nathalie Joachim. In the second half of the program, Shaw and Sō will perform Let the Soil Play Its Simple Part, a suite in 10 sections that explores soil cultivation as a metaphor for creativity and collaboration. Taking inspiration from James Joyce, ABBA, American roots music, plainchant, Christian hymns and stories from the Hebrew Bible, Sō Percussion and Caroline Shaw dissolve the boundaries between classical and pop.

Presented in association with the UCSB Department of Music

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photo: Shervin Lainez Works by Caroline Shaw and Sō Percussion, Eric Cha-Beach, Angélica Negrón and Nathalie Joachim

George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Sat, Apr 22 / 7 PM (note special time) / Campbell Hall

$50 / $35 / $15 UCSB students and youth (18 & under) (very limited availability)

“Sheer fun and outright daffiness tied to first-rate musicality and comic timing.” The New York Times

Lady Gaga. Wagner. Talking Heads. No repertoire is safe from the artistry and insanity of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. With punk rock sensibilities and restrained British humor, this band of expert strummers and singers has charmed audiences the world over. Devilishly irreverent and shockingly eclectic, the orchestra is a bona fide U.K. national treasure, inspiring an international love affair with its humble four-string namesake.

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Renee Rosnes, Ingrid Jensen, Alexa Tarantino, Nicole Glover, Noriko Ueda, Allison Miller

Sun, Apr 23 / 7 PM (note special time) / Campbell Hall

$45 / $30 / $15 all students (with valid ID)

ARTEMIS is an international ensemble of modern jazz masters named for the ancient Greek goddess of the hunt. Founded in 2017 under the banner of International Women’s Day, the group made a memorable splash at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival, followed by a debut recording on Blue Note in 2020. Each member is a composer and bandleader in their own right, and the collective’s repertoire draws from new compositions written expressly for them to classics by Lee Morgan, Thelonious Monk and Wayne Shorter.

Related Thematic Learning Initiative Event (see page 5)

Event Sponsor: Luci & Rich Janssen

Jazz Series Lead Sponsor: Manitou Fund

Member Appreciation Event

Call Membership Director Rachel Leslie at (805) 893-3382 for details.

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“A killer line-up of players… they all converge on this extremely cosmopolitan, sleek, rhythm-forward, modern sound.” NPR

Celebrate National Poetry Month!

24th U.S. Poet Laureate

Ada Limón

Why We Need Poetry

Tue, Apr 25 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall

$25 / $20 / FREE for all students (with valid ID)

“A poet whose verse exudes warmth and compassion, Limón is at the height of her creative powers.” Los Angeles Review of Books

“Ada Limón is a poet who connects. Her accessible, engaging poems ground us in where we are and who we share our world with. “

– Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden

For Ada Limón, poetry is elemental, necessary and deeply human. Known for “clear storytelling, vivid visuals, and a final turn that snaps you like a twig” (Guernica Magazine), Limón is the author of six books of poetry. The Carrying won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Bright Dead Things was nominated for the National Book Award. Her newest book of poetry, The Hurting Kind, was named one of The New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2022. The first woman of Mexican ancestry to be named U.S. poet laureate, Limón views identity – and poetry – as an avenue to greater possibilities. In celebration of National Poetry Month, Limón will read her poems, tell humorous anecdotes, and share her views on the important role poetry plays in our lives today.

Books will be available for purchase and signing, courtesy of Chaucer’s Related Thematic Learning Initiative Poetry Contest (see page 4)

Presented in association with UCSB College of Creative Studies

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Isabella Rossellini

in Conversation with Pico Iyer

Thu, Apr 27 / 7:30 PM / The New Vic (note new venue)

$35 / $2 0 / $10 UCSB students (very limited availability)

“Classic and progressive, privileged and mistreated, a fearless innocent and a muse to America’s two great post-war directors when they made their finest films… velvet-eyed, satin-skinned, Isabella Rossellini remains a primal, protean beauty of cerebral mischief.” NPR

A storied model and movie star, Isabella Rossellini represents a startling example of self reinvention. Born into European film royalty as the daughter of director Roberto Rossellini and actor Ingrid Bergman, her own performances are some of the definitive images in film. After a successful career in acting and modeling, she earned a master’s degree in animal behavior and now creates unique and humorous works of performance art based on her research. Known for her philanthropic efforts in animal conservation among other areas, Rossellini runs an organic farm in Bellport, New York. As former muse and partner to artists like David Lynch, Martin Scorsese and Gary Oldman, Rossellini has stories to share and ideas of her own about the trials and tribulations of a life lived almost entirely in the public eye.

Speaking with Pico Series Sponsors: Martha Gabbert, Siri & Bob Marshall, and Laura & Kevin O’Connor

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Celebrating Mother’s Day

Laura Dern & Diane Ladd

Honey, Baby, Mine: A Mother and Daughter Talk Life and Love

Wed, May 3 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall

$65 (includes a copy of Honey, Baby, Mine ) $45 / $25 / $15 UCSB students

“Here’s one truth that seems irrefutable. Laura Dern makes everything better.” Rolling Stone

“Diane Ladd is one of the top 10 actresses not only in this country, but the whole world.” Time magazine

During the global pandemic, acclaimed actor Laura Dern (Big Little Lies, Twin Peaks, Jurassic Park) and legendary talent Diane Ladd (Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Chinatown) began taking long walks together. The mother and daughter had appeared alongside one another in Rambling Rose and David Lynch’s Wild at Heart, and their relationship deepened as they were able to break down the traditional barriers between parent and child, speaking honestly about moments that profoundly impacted them. Their new book, Honey, Baby, Mine, is a compilation of their intimate reflections, including photos, family recipes and other mementos. This celebration of the power of leaving nothing unsaid will make you want to call the people you love the most and start talking.

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Mark Morris Dance Group

The Look of Love

An Evening of Dance to the Music of Burt Bacharach

Mark Morris, Artistic Director

Sat, May 6 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre

$60 / $45 / $30 / $19 UCSB students

A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“Morris taps both our most primal and our most sophisticated responses to music… there are also his exceptional imagination; his phenomenal wit; the profundity of his view of society; his insistence on live music; and his exceptionally honest, natural dancers.” The New York Times

An Arts & Lectures Co-commission

Mark Morris Dance Group’s evening-length work The Look of Love is the newest collaboration from choreographer Mark Morris and arranger Ethan Iverson. An homage to the charttopping songs of Burt Bacharach – including popular compositions for Dionne Warwick such as “Walk on By” and “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again” – the piece features original choreography, a live musical ensemble and lush new arrangements of more than a dozen legendary hits by the multi-award-winning composer.

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Burt Bacharach, composer

Hal David, lyricist

Ethan Iverson, arranger

Marcy Harriell, lead singer

Nicole Pearce, lighting designer

Isaac Mizrahi, costume designer

Event Sponsor: G.A. Fowler Family Foundation

Dance Series Sponsors: Margo Cohen-Feinberg & Bob Feinberg, Ellen & Peter O. Johnson, Barbara Stupay, and Sheila Wald

Made possible by gifts to the A&L Commission of New Work Endowment Fund

Presented in association with UCSB Department of Theater and Dance

Community Class with Mark Morris Dance Group

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance Fri, May 5 / 5:15 PM

Santa Barbara Festival Ballet, 127 W. Canon Perdido St. FREE, register at bit.ly/23-mmdg-class

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Public Art Projection

Woman. Life. Freedom.

ArtRise Collective, in Collaboration with Mozaik Philanthropy

Tue, May 9 / 8-11 PM / UCSB Art, Design & Architecture Museum / FREE

“The solace, the strength, and the sense of solidarity we all need right now.” – Jay Xu, Asian Art Museum Director, San Francisco

Woman. Life. Freedom. is a public art projection featuring 30 artworks by anonymous international artists. These monumental digital images, which will be projected onto the façade of the UCSB Art, Design & Architecture Museum, respond to systemic gender inequity and discrimination in Iran. As a gesture of solidarity, the works in this exhibition reflect the central message that a struggle for women’s right to self-determination affirms human dignity.

Presented in association with the following UCSB partners: Art, Design & Architecture Museum, Department of Art, Area Global Initiative, Center for Middle East Studies, Feminist Futures Initiative, Iranian Studies Initiative, and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Víkingur Ólafsson, piano

Thu, May 11 / 7 PM (note special time) / Hahn Hall

$35 / $10 UCSB students

(very limited availability)

No Late Seating

Works by Galuppi, Mozart, C.P.E. Bach, Haydn and Cimarosa

An “outright sensation… the playing was transfixing.” – Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times

Icelandic virtuoso Víkingur Ólafsson combines out-of-this-world musicianship with an unusual gift for programming. His concerts are carefully calibrated compositions; each segment comments on those that come before and after. At Hahn Hall, Ólafsson will perform a Mozart & Contemporaries program that sheds light on lesser-known figures such as Domenico Cimarosa and Baldassare Galuppi and illuminates obscure, daring works by Mozart and Haydn. This intimate recital offers a rare opportunity to explore unheard depths and connections among music’s greatest composers.

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New date!

Maria Ressa

How to Stand Up to a Dictator

Thu, May 18 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall

$35 / $20 / $10 UCSB students

“A Filipino journalist who stands at 5 foot 2 but stands taller than so many of us in her courage and personal sacrifice for the cause of telling the truth.”

Celebrated around the world for her commitment to free expression, human dignity and democratic government, journalist Maria Ressa has spent decades speaking truth to power and challenging corruption. A recipient of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, Ressa has had multiple arrest warrants filed against her for her reporting on the authoritarian administration of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Her new book, How to Stand Up to a Dictator, tells the story of how democracy dies by a thousand cuts and how social media is killing our freedoms.

Books will be available for purchase and signing, courtesy of Chaucer’s Related Thematic Learning Initiative Event (see page 5)

Major Sponsor: Dorothy Largay & Wayne Rosing

Additional support provided by the Beth Chamberlin Endowment for Cultural Understanding

Presented in association with UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center

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CEO of the Anti-Defamation League

Jonathan Greenblatt

Fighting Hate for Good

Mon, May 22 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall

FREE (registration required)

“There has never been a more perilous time for individual rights and liberties. Greenblatt offers his piercing insights from multiple perches he’s served in – from the White House to the ADL. We must act now, heed his advice, and fight for what’s right.” – American Civil Liberties Union

As the chief executive of the Anti-Defamation League, the world’s leading anti-hate organization, Jonathan Greenblatt has created innovative approaches to carry out what has been ADL’s mission since its founding in 1913: to fight the defamation of the Jewish people, and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. His recent book, It Could Happen Here, warns that hate and systemic violence are gathering momentum in the U.S. Drawing on ADL’s decades of experience in fighting hate through investigative research, education programs and legislative victories, as well as his own personal story and his background in business and government, Greenblatt offers a bracing primer on how we can strike back against hate. Books will be available for purchase and signing, courtesy of Chaucer’s

Presented in association with UCSB Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Congregation B’nai B’rith, Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, and Santa Barbara Hillel

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UCSB Special Events

UCSB Reads Author Event

Charles Montgomery

Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design

Wed, May 10 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall

FREE (registration recommended)

How do we design happy cities? Urban design consultant, award-winning journalist and author of Happy City, Charles Montgomery looks for answers in psychology, neuroscience and behavioral economics, and in cityscapes from Disneyland to Dubai.

Books will be available for purchase and signing, courtesy of Chaucer’s Co-presented with UCSB Library as part of UCSB Reads 2023, with support from the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor

2023 Santa Barbara County ECONOMIC

Wed, May 24 / 9 AM-11 AM / Granada Theatre

$200 / $25 UCSB students

A Granada facility fee is included in each ticket price

Ticket includes digital access to the 2023 Economic Outlook Publication and a continental breakfast from 8 AM-9 AM.


Featured speakers include Chris Waller, member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, speaking on the Federal Reserve System’s perspective on the economy; and Ted Egan, chief economist for the City and County of San Francisco, discussing how the economic situation in the Bay Area is repeating itself throughout California. The Santa Barbara County economic report will be delivered by Peter Rupert, director of the UCSB Economic Forecast Project. Presentations will be followed by a panel moderated by Peter Rupert.

Founding Sponsor: UnionBank

Platinum Sponsor: Montecito Bank & Trust

Gold Sponsor: American Riviera Bank Keynote Sponsor: 817 State on the Paseo

Special Thanks: The Gretler Foundation

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Join Arts & Lectures Today

To inquire about membership or a customized Leadership Circle experience, please call Membership Director Rachel Leslie at (805) 893-3382.

Be the force behind our community’s vibrant cultural life.
The Benefits of Giving $100+ $2,500+ $5,000+ $10,000+ Invitation to a reception at a private residence with featured artist or speaker • Invitations to meet-and-greet opportunities with featured artists and speakers • Complimentary parking at all ticketed A&L events at UCSB Campbell Hall • Opportunity to bring guests to a select A&L public event • VIP Ticketing Concierge Service and Priority Seating • • Invitations to Producers Circle Receptions with featured artists and speakers • • Invitation to Intermission Lounge in the McCune Founders Room during A&L performances and lectures at The Granada Theatre • • Invitation to A&L’s exclusive Season Announcement Party • • Opportunity to attend master classes and other educational activities • • Invitation to a member appreciation event • • • Recognition in select A&L publications and digital media • • • CircleofFriendsProducersCircleExecutiveProducersCircleLeadershipCircle Leadership Circle includes all the benefits of Executive Producers Circle plus your own personalized membership experience.
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Education and Community Engagement

How do we build a more connected, thoughtful and compassionate community?

We do it with opportunities that are accessible to all. Through Access for ALL – Arts & Lectures’ Learning programs – inspirational, dynamic learning experiences are possible for students and lifelong learners across classrooms, our community and the UCSB campus.

Access for ALL serves more than 30,000 students and community members annually.

Here’s how we’re impacting our community:

• Assemblies in elementary and secondary schools

• Workshops and conversations with artists and speakers

• Ticket subsidies for students at all levels

• The Thematic Learning Initiative’s lifelong learning opportunities

• Matinee field trips for K-12 students at The Granada Theatre

• Lecture-demonstrations and artist panels in University classes

• Master classes for students and community members

• Post-show Q&As with audiences of all ages

• Free family performances in under-resourced neighborhoods

Please consider a contribution to A&L’s award-winning educational outreach programs. Call Stacy Cullison at (805) 893-3755 to learn more.

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Thank you to our Education and ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! Sponsors

Arnhold A&L Education Initiative


Sara Miller McCune

Audrey & Timothy O. Fisher

Connie Frank & Evan Thompson

UCSB Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor

UCSB Office of Education Partnerships

Kath Lavidge & Ed McKinley

Dorothy Largay & Wayne Rosing


UCSB students Cello (Qiele) Guo and Elizabeth Zosseder in a master class with Yo-Yo Ma (January 2023)
Jake Shimabukuro performs for more than 1,000 elementary school children at The Granada Theatre as part of A&L’s Arts Adventures bus-in program (December 2022)

¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! brings people together to share the rich cultural heritage of Latin America, serving more than 15,000 students and community members each year throughout Santa Barbara County.

Viva builds bridges through live performance, shared experience and joyful, personal discovery. Created in 2006 out of a commitment to arts access for all, Viva works with dozens of local partners to present high-quality touring artists – Grammy winners and recognized cultural ambassadors – who share their knowledge, passion and commitment. Neighborhood spaces in schools, after-school programs and community centers come alive in these free programs for youth and families.

¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! is a collaboration between UCSB Arts & Lectures, The Marjorie Luke Theatre, the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center, and the Isla Vista School Parent Teacher Association serving Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Maria, Guadalupe and New Cuyama.

Coming in Spring of 2023

• Tres Souls: April 14-16

• Las Cafeteras: May 19-21

Please consider a contribution to the award-winning ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! program. Call Elise Erb at (805) 893-5679 to learn more.

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photos: Isaac Hernández de Lipa Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles and Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar perform for families at Isla Vista School
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Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar members teach a workshop at Carpinteria High School

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UCSB Arts & Lectures Calendar, Issue # 2022-2023.4. This free publication is printed quarterly in fall, winter and spring. Arts & Lectures, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5030

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Patron Information

How to Order



Phone (805) 893-3535

Hours: Mon-Fri, 10 AM-5 PM

In Person

Campbell Hall Box Office on the UC Santa Barbara campus

Hours: Mon-Fri, 10 AM-5 PM

Parking permit required.


(805) 893-3535


Ticket Exchanges and Refunds

Should you decide you are uncomfortable attending an event due to health concerns, tickets for the 2022-23 season purchased by August 4, 2022, are refundable until the Ticket Office closes the business day before the event in question. Subscribers may exchange tickets for another event during the 2022-23 season (subject to availability) of equal or lesser value up to one business day before the event with no exchange fee. Non-subscribers may exchange tickets for another event during the 2022-23 season (subject to availability) of equal or lesser value up to one business day before the event for a $5 fee per ticket. If an event is canceled or rescheduled, tickets are refundable. The value of the tickets for canceled or rescheduled events may also be donated or exchanged for another event of equal or lesser value during the 2022-23 season. Service charges may not be refundable.

Policy subject to change.

Visit the A&L website for updates.

Please Provide Your Email Address

Please make sure your current email address is on file with the A&L Ticket Office; it will be used to communicate event guidelines, ticketing info and other important updates.

Tickets and Fees

All tickets and orders are subject to service charges and/or facility fees. Ticket prices, service charges and facility fees are subject to change without notice.

Always purchase tickets directly from Arts & Lectures, the event venue or the ticket agency authorized by the venue. Tickets obtained through the secondary market or unauthorized sellers may be fraudulent and will not guarantee entry.

Student and Youth Discounts

UCSB student-rate tickets are available to full-time UCSB students who have completed enrollment (one ticket per ID). A valid UCSB student ID is required at the time of purchase and at the event. “All Student” ticket holders must show current student ID at the event. “Youth” ticket holders of high school age may be asked to show ID at the event.

Group Sales

Groups of 20 or more may take advantage of special rates for select events. Contact the A&L Ticket Office with inquiries.


A&L is committed to making events accessible to all who wish to enjoy them. Please contact the A&L Ticket Office in advance to ensure the best possible experience and receive information about accessible seating, assistive listening devices, large-print programs and other accommodations.

Suitability for Children

Contact the ticket office if you have questions about the appropriateness of an event. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the theater.

Late Seating

A&L makes every effort to begin events at the published start time. Patrons who arrive after an event has begun will not be seated until an appropriate point in the program determined by the artist.

UC Santa Barbara Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free Policy

Under the authority of California Government Code 7597.1, smoking and the use of all tobacco products, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e.g., “e-cigarettes”) are prohibited anywhere at all indoor and outdoor spaces managed by UC Santa Barbara.


A&L presents events at a variety of locations on the UCSB campus and around Santa Barbara. Visit the A&L website for specific venue details.

Parking at the UCSB Campus

A permit is required to park on campus. Permit dispensers are available in all campus parking lots. Purchase a short-term permit on arrival using your license plate number. Note: Select lots are closed to visitor parking. Visit www.tps.ucsb.edu for more information.

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Due to the nature of live events, artists, programs and prices are subject to change.
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