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Yo-Yo Ma – Edgar Meyer – Chris Thile May 2 / Granada Theatre


photo: Grace Kathryn Photography

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee connects with UCSB students following his talk at Campbell Hall.

Dear Arts & Lectures’ Friends and Family,

And while we are eagerly anticipating a stimulating spring lineup, no season is complete without some newly-added events to keep our toes tapping, our minds sharp, and our knowledge of current events current. In light of that, here are a few more events of special note:

• 2011 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman (April 8), who played a key role

in the Arab Spring and advocates for education and social equality, comes courtesy of UCSB’s Walter H. Capps Center.

• Pursuing new solutions to persistent ecological problems is author Paul Hawken (April 22) with a special Earth Day message about reversing global warming.

• When Americana artists Old Crow Medicine Show (May 4) play Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde, it’s a marriage made not exactly in heaven, but in Nashville.

The Lynda & Bruce Thematic Learning Initiative continues to grow and evolve, exploring ideas through books, talks and new adult learning opportunities that enhance A&L events and promote lifelong learning (see page 4-5). Thanks to our many contributors and ticket buyers, the A&L community connection grows stronger with each season! With deepest appreciation,

Celesta M. Billeci Miller McCune Executive Director

cover photo: Danny Clinch (Yo-Yo Ma - Edgar Meyer - Chris Thile); opposite page photos 1, 3-5: Grace Kathryn Photography, 2: Dean Zatkowsky

This spring, we’re thrilled to welcome back a dear friend to A&L, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, performing with virtuosos Edgar Meyer on bass and Chris Thile on mandolin (May 2) in a rare all-Bach program and Arts Education Benefit event. A&L’s robust arts education programs ensure that most of the artists and speakers that visit Santa Barbara connect with students and community members in classroom settings and workshops that expand hearts and minds, and enhance critical thinking.

Membership matters. Thanks to the generous support of our members, we educate, entertain and inspire.

And membership means rewards! Join Arts & Lectures today and enjoy a range of membership benefits all year long. (see page 21 for details)

Join Arts & Lectures today! Call (805) 893-2174 or click “Give Now� online at From top, left to right: 1. Event Sponsors Sara Miller McCune, Anne & Michael Towbes and Stephanie & Jim Sokolove with Itzhak Perlman and fellow klezmer musicians 2. Dance Series Sponsor Annette Caleel with Bill T. Jones 3. A&L Council member Lynda Weinman and A&L Program Advisor Bruce Heavin with George Takei 4. Event Sponsors Susan & Bruce Worster with Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee 5. A&L Leadership Circle member Dr. Bob Weinman with pianist Yuja Wang

The Lynda and Bruce Thematic Learning Initiative The Lynda and Bruce Thematic Learning Initiative is a multi-year educational project from Arts & Lectures that brings experiential and contextual lifelong learning opportunities to UCSB and Santa Barbara. This year’s themes:

Creating a Better World: Social Justice, Human Rights, Economic Security Creative Culture: The Intersection of Art, Technology and Design Apr 5 Colson Whitehead

National Book Award-winning author of The Underground Railroad

Apr 12 Terry Tempest Williams

John Muir Award winner and environmental activist

Apr 22 Paul Hawken 1

Pioneering environmental entrepreneur


Apr 26 Roomful of Teeth

Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning vocal project

Apr 27 Laila Lalami

Influential writer on Islamophobia and award-winning author



May 9 Chip Kidd

Award-winning book jacket designer and art director

May 13 Lynsey Addario

MacArthur fellow and photojournalist who documents humanitarian crises


Arts & Lectures Spring 2017 Book Selection



1. Colson Whitehead 2. Terry Tempest Williams 3. Paul Hawken 4. Laila Lalami 5. Roomful of Teeth 6. Chip Kidd 7. Lynsey Addario

Register online at to reserve your FREE copy of Paul Hawken’s Drawdown. Offer available to Paul Hawken lecture ticketholders and UCSB students while supplies last. Pick up at the Apr. 22 event at Campbell Hall.

With thanks to our visionary partners, Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin



2016 National Book Award-winner

Colson Whitehead

An Evening with the Author of The Underground Railroad

Wed, Apr 5 / 7:30 PM (note special time) / Campbell Hall $20 / FREE for UCSB students (with valid ID) “Every now and then a book comes along that reaches the marrow of your bones, settles in, and stays forever. This is one.” – Oprah, O Magazine on The Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead is one of the most versatile and innovative writers in contemporary literature. His latest book, The Underground Railroad – winner of the National Book Award and a No. 1 New York Times bestseller – is a tour de force that chronicles a young slave’s desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. With a body of work that includes acclaimed novels such as Sag Harbor, John Henry Days and The Colossus of New York, Whitehead takes on the marginal, the strange and the surreal.

Presented in cooperation with the UCSB MultiCultural Center With support from our Community Partner the Orfalea Family

The Lynda and Bruce Thematic Learning Initiative: Creating a Better World

photo: Erin Patrice O’Brien

Books will be available for purchase and signing

Bring more TLC into your life with Thematic Learning Circles Have you ever wondered how to extend the conversation from the stage into your life? Be a part of A&L’s Thematic Learning Circles and connect with others through coffee hours, book clubs, conversations and panel discussions with guest artists; plus books, videos, online resources, and more! Get Involved!

TLC Launch: Meet Colson Whitehead and be part of the conversation For details about how to participate in this exciting new initiative, email or call Rachel at (805) 893-3458.

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Co-presented with the Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life Just added!

The 2017 Hamdani World Harmony Lecture

Tawakkol Karman

An Evening with the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Sat, Apr 8 / 7:30 PM (note special time) / Campbell Hall / FREE

photo: Mario Tama

“In the most trying circumstances, both before and during the Arab spring, Tawakkol Karman has played a leading part in the struggle for women’s rights and for democracy and peace in Yemen.” – The Norwegian Nobel Committee

2011 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman is the first Yemeni, the first Arab woman and the second Muslim woman to win a Nobel Prize. A human rights activist, journalist and politician, she was dubbed the “Mother of the Revolution” for her key role in the Arab Spring, during which she was imprisoned numerous times. She is also the co-founder of Women Journalists Without Chains, an NGO that works toward freedom of expression and democratic rights for women around the world. An advocate for education, social equality and responsible investment as means to counteract poverty and oppression, Karman offers hopeful solutions to uphold the democratic spirit across the globe.

Event Sponsors: Saida & Jamal Hamdani Additional support from the Department of Religious Studies, the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies, the Department of Global Studies and the Center for Middle East Studies.



Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu with Masters of Hawaiian Music Sun, Apr 9 / 7 PM (note special time) / Campbell Hall $45 / $30 / $15 UCSB students

“[Masters of Hawaiian Music are] virtuosic keepers of a cultural flame.” The New York Times

Arrive early for a community dance class with Hālau Hula O Pualanina’auali’Ioha

Escape to paradise in an evening of dance and music celebrating the rich cultural traditions of Hawai'i. Under the direction of hula master Patrick Makuakāne, the acclaimed company Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu performs hula mua (hula that evolves), a fusion of traditional and contemporary dance. The nationally-treasured ensemble’s 24 dancers will display their distinctive style, preserving the captivating movements of their ancestors while evolving through new expression. Revered Grammy Award winner George Kahumoku, Jr., and multiinstrumentalists Nathan Aweau and Kawika Kahiapo return as Masters of Hawaiian Music, sharing the quintessentially Hawaiian sounds of kī-hō'alu (slack key guitar).

With support from Judy & Bruce Anticouni

Sun, Apr 9 / 6 PM / Campbell Hall Plaza / FREE

Terry Tempest Williams The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks

photo: Louis Gakumba

Wed, Apr 12 / 7:30 PM (note special time) / Campbell Hall $20 / FREE for all students (with valid ID) An acclaimed author, naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, Terry Tempest Williams has been called “a citizen writer” who speaks out eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward life, environmental issues and matters of justice. In 2014, on the 50th anniversary of The Wilderness Act, Williams received the Sierra Club’s prestigious John Muir Award for distinguished leadership in American conservation. Her new book, The Hour of Land, was published in honor of the centennial of the National Park Service.

Books will be available for purchase and signing

National Parks Series Sponsors: Lillian Lovelace Sara Miller McCune

Presented in collaboration with Channel Islands National Park and the UCSB Natural Reserve System

Supported in part by:

With support from our Community Partner the Orfalea Family

The Lynda and Bruce Thematic Learning Initiative: Creating a Better World

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Southern California Debut

Compagnie Hervé KOUBI

What the Day Owes to the Night

Tue, Apr 18 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre $45 / $35 / $19 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“Stunning fusion of acrobatics, gymnastics, b-boying, modern dance and ballet.” The Washington Post

Recognized as one of Europe’s most distinctive choreographers, Hervé Koubi makes his Southern California debut with What the Day Owes to the Night, a highly physical, stunningly fluid work that invokes the complex interwoven threads of his French-Algerian ancestral history. Combining capoeira, urban and contemporary dance with powerful imagery evocative of Orientalist paintings and the stone filigree of Islamic architecture, 12 French-Algerian and African male dancers appear in a striking contrast of light and dark, skin and textile and whirling yet chiseled movement to reveal a powerful interpretation of an internal quest.

Dance Series Sponsors: Annette & Dr. Richard Caleel Margo Cohen-Feinberg & Robert Feinberg and the Cohen Family Fund Irma & Morrie Jurkowitz Barbara Stupay



photos: Nelson Romero Valarezo Saut Guayaquil

“Barechested, wearing only white trousers and split skirts that suggest a dervish’s tennure, the dancers stretch, roll, rise. Soon they’re launching themselves into cartwheels, somersaults, backflips, and breakdance headspins, as if they were trying to free the soul from the body.” The Boston Globe

A Rare Public Appearance

An Evening with

Isabel Allende

Wed, Apr 19 / 7:30 PM (note special time) / Granada Theatre $35 / $20 / $10 all students (with valid ID) A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“Allende’s books feel like ornate fairy tales, velvety and otherworldly and sly, as full of mystery as history.” Los Angeles Times

Books will be available for purchase and signing With support from our Community Partner the Orfalea Family

photo: Lori Barra

Literary legend Isabel Allende is beloved for sweeping narrative mixed with deeply personal, deftly political, evocatively historical writing. Allende famously wrote her acclaimed first novel, The House of the Spirits, in exile from her home country of Chile. She has since written 20 more works of fiction and memoir. In a rare public appearance, “the queen of magical realism” (Los Angeles Times) will weave together her family history, literary trailblazing and the sorrows and heart-stirring beauty of the human condition.

Thomas L. Friedman A Field Guide to the 21st Century: How to Live in an Age of Acceleration Thu, Apr 20 / 8 PM / Arlington Theatre $40 / $25 / $15 all students (with valid ID) An Arlington facility fee will be added to each ticket price

photo: Ralph Alswang

“Friedman wants to explain why the world is the way it is – why so many things seem to be spinning out of control… as a guide for perplexed Westerners, this book is very hard to beat.” The New York Times Three-time Pulitzer Prize recipient Thomas L. Friedman is a New York Times columnist whose bestselling books include The World Is Flat and From Beirut to Jerusalem. His “latest must-read” (Booklist) is Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations. Looking to innovators who are finding bold solutions to the pace of change transforming our planet – from AT&T executives in Silicon Valley to U.N. experts in Syria – Friedman will provide an essential blueprint for how to think in our time.

Pre-signed books will be available for purchase

Event Sponsors: Susan & Craig McCaw (805) 893-3535 /


Just added! Special Earth Day Event

Paul Hawken photo: Terrance McCarthy

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming Sat, Apr 22 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall $15 / FREE for all students (with valid ID)

A limited quantity of Drawdown will be given away through The Lynda and Bruce Thematic Learning Initiative (see page 4).

“Paul Hawken states eloquently all that I believe so passionately to be true – that there is inherent goodness at the heart of our humanity, that collectively we can – and are – changing the world.” – Jane Goodall Paul Hawken is a pioneering proponent of corporate ecological reform. His groundbreaking books on commerce and the environment include Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution, The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Sustainability and Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming. Hawken has consulted with heads of state and CEOs on economic development, industrial ecology and environmental policy and has founded numerous ecologically-conscious businesses. His recent endeavor is the non-profit Project Drawdown, a compendium of climate solutions based on meticulous research that analyzes how we can reverse global warming.

Books will be available for purchase and signing

In cooperation with the Community Environmental Council / Earth Day Festival With support from our Community Partner the Orfalea Family

The Lynda and Bruce Thematic Learning Initiative: Creating a Better World Genuine Gauchos Direct from Argentina!

Che Malambo

Sun, Apr 23 / 7 PM (note special time) Campbell Hall $40 / $25 / $15 all students (with valid ID)

“A thrilling display… 14 stomping, drumming, roaring men pounded rapid-fire rhythms into the ground with many surfaces of their feet – heels, toes, inside and especially outside edges – and with spinning boleadoras.” The New York Times


photo: Em Watson

Celebrate the thrilling South American cowboy traditions of the gaucho with Argentina’s Che Malambo, a powerhouse company of 14 performers. Malambo began in 17th century Argentina as a dueling display of agility, strength, dexterity and zapateo – the fast paced footwork inspired by the rhythm of galloping horses. With precision dancing, rhythmic stomping, pounding drums and whirling boleadoras (stones attached to lassoes), the fiery malambo traditions of yesterday are transformed for the contemporary stage in this percussive dance and music spectacle.


Just added! UCSB Reads Author Event

Luis Alberto Urrea Into the Beautiful North

photo: Joe Mazza

Mon, Apr 24 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall / FREE “Luis Alberto Urrea is one of the foremost chroniclers of the border between the United States and Mexico... He has sympathetically and imaginatively documented the lives of unknown Mexicans crossing into America and the agents charged with stopping them.” The Washington Post

Hailed by NPR as a “literary badass” and a “master storyteller with a rock and roll heart,” Luis Alberto Urrea is the author of numerous books of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and American mother, Urrea uses his dual culture to explore greater themes of love, loss and triumph. A gifted storyteller, he has received an American Book Award for his memoir Nobody’s Son and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for The Devil’s Highway. Urrea’s novel Into the Beautiful North follows a young woman on a memorable quest to define herself without borders.

Books will be available for purchase and signing Presented as part of UCSB Reads, sponsored by the UCSB Library and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor with additional support from UCSB Arts & Lectures and a variety of campus and community partners

Release the Hounds: An Evening with Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge | Aoife O’Donovan Tue, Apr 25 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall $40 / $25 / $15 all students (with valid ID)

“[Lage and Eldridge] stake out a common ground where Lage’s jazz vocabulary and Eldridge’s bluegrass vocabulary can meet, mix and fuel improvisations.” The Washington Post

photo: Chattman Photography

“O’Donovan’s singing is almost too gorgeous for its own good.” The Washington Post Performing upon the release of their sophomore album Mount Royal, Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge – a superlative duo known for pushing the envelope of folk, bluegrass and jazz – turn their supreme musical technique into a love letter to the acoustic guitar, “making each song seem as if it were delivered personally to the listener” (The New Yorker). They are joined in concert by folk-pop singer Aoife O’Donovan, whose song “The King of All Birds” was a New York Times Best Song of 2016. Regularly featured on A Prairie Home Companion, O’Donovan is also known for her work on The Goat Rodeo Sessions (with Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile).

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Roomful of Teeth

Wed, Apr 26 / 7 PM (note special time) Hahn Hall $30 / $9 all students (with valid ID) A Hahn Hall facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“Fiercely beautiful and bravely, utterly exposed.” NPR

Grammy Award-winning vocal project Roomful of Teeth is dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice. With a borderless repertoire encompassing singing traditions from around the world, the New York-based octet produces sounds that range “from mere whispers to moments of unearthly beauty” (The Seattle Times). The program will include a piece by the ensemble’s multitalented vocalist and composer Caroline Shaw, who won a Pulitzer Prize in Music for her piece Partita for 8 Voices. This experimental group continually expands its vocabulary of singing techniques, making them one of today’s most impressive new vocal ensembles.

Up Close & Musical series sponsored in part by Dr. Bob Weinman The Lynda and Bruce Thematic Learning Initiative: Creative Culture

photo: Bonica Ayala

Santa Barbara Debut

Just added!

Laila Lalami Muslims in America: A Secret History Thu, Apr 27 / 7:30 PM (note special time) Campbell Hall / FREE

photo: April Rocha Photography

“One of her generation’s most gifted writers.” – Reza Aslan, author of Zealot Among today’s most influential and articulate voices, author and essayist Laila Lalami delivers salient explorations of timely issues such as injustice and Islamophobia. Born in Morocco and educated in England and the U.S., Lalami is celebrated for her deft interplay between the local and the global, the personal and the collective and the contemporary and the historical. Her most recent novel, The Moor’s Account, received the American Book Award and was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and her cultural commentary regularly appears in publications including the Los Angeles Times, The Nation and The New York Times.

Books will be available for purchase and signing

With support from our Community Partner the Orfalea Family

The Lynda and Bruce Thematic Learning Initiative: Creating a Better World



Murray Perahia, piano

Sat, Apr 29 / 7 PM (note special time) / Campbell Hall $60 / $35 / $15 UCSB students “An extraordinarily imaginative and intelligent pianist who connects deeply with music lovers.” The Seattle Times

photo: Felix Broede

With a distinguished career spanning more than four decades, cherished pianist Murray Perahia is celebrated for his “breathtaking drive and imagination” (Los Angeles Times). He has won multiple Grammy and Gramophone Awards, performed and conducted with the world’s most prestigious orchestras and, recently, embarked on an ambitious project to edit the complete Beethoven Sonatas. With his masterful technique and elegant interpretation, Perahia continues “to breathe freshness and distinction into works we’ve heard many times before, but seldom played at this inspired level” (Chicago Tribune). Program: Bach: French Suite No. 6 in E Major Schubert: Impromptus, op. 142, D. 935 Mozart: Rondo in A Minor, K. 511 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, op. 111

Best of the New York International Children’s Film Festival

Kid Flix Mix

Sun, Apr 30 / Campbell Hall (note special times) 11 AM (recommended for ages 4 – 6) 12:30 PM (recommended for ages 6 and up) $10 / $5 children (12 & under)

Free for Family Fun series subscribers

Tickets good for admission to one or both screenings. Come for one, stay for both! Family fun activities and concessions will be available in between the screenings. The annual festival that is “redefining what kids’ entertainment can be” (Time Out New York) returns with a fresh and exciting lineup of kid-friendly, parent-approved jury selections. A kaleidoscopic showcase of the best short film and animation from around the world, the fun begins with films geared toward ages 4 – 6 and continues in the second half with films for ages 6 and above (approx. 60 min. each). This entertaining mix of musical and narrative shorts is a delightful cinema experience for all ages.

Family Fun series sponsor: With support from our Community Partner the Orfalea Family

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photo: Danny Clinch

Three Master Musicians in an All-Bach Program!

Special Event!

Yo-Yo Ma – Edgar Meyer – Chris Thile Tue, May 2 / 7 PM (note special time) / Granada Theatre

Concert for a Cause! A Benefit for A&L’s Education Programs

A limited number of tickets to a benefit event including dinner with the artists may still be available. Proceeds will directly support Arts & Lectures’ education outreach programs. Call Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-5679 to inquire about availability. In 2011 these virtuosos and friends made history with The Goat Rodeo Sessions, a recording that blurred the lines of bluegrass, jazz and classical music to the delight of sold-out crowds and critics who gleefully praised the one-of-a-kind collaboration. Together once again, they’ll explore an all-Bach program. Yo-Yo Ma’s rendition of the Bach Cello Suites is regarded as a masterwork. Double bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolinist Chris Thile – masters in their own right, each a MacArthur fellow – join him in arrangements of The Art of the Fugue, keyboard works including The Well-Tempered Clavier and various trio sonatas.

Event Sponsor: Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree 14


An Evening with

David Sedaris

Wed, May 3 / 8 PM / Arlington Theatre $45 / $35 / $25 / $19 UCSB students An Arlington facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“A master of pointing out the absurd in everyday life.” USA Today

With his strange-but-true experiences, spot-on satire and impeccable storytelling, David Sedaris will reveal why he is one of today’s preeminent American humorists. He is beloved for his sidesplitting books including Naked and Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, a favorite voice on NPR’s This American Life and a regular contributor to The New Yorker. A highly-anticipated collection of his diary entries, Theft By Finding, will be released in June. Join Sedaris for another can’t-miss round of wickedly witty observations and fantastically fun book signing. (Mature content)

Books will be available for purchase and signing

photo: Ingrid Christie

“The funniest writer in America.... Sedaris is thoughtful and sweet in addition to being slyly hilarious.” O, the Oprah Magazine

Just added!

Thu, May 4 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre $50 / $35 / $19 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“The twentysomethings in Old Crow Medicine Show marry old-time string music and punk swagger.” Rolling Stone Grammy Award-winning folk group Old Crow Medicine Show will pay homage to one of music’s greatest innovators, when they perform Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde from start to finish. Discovered by Americana legend Doc Watson, this string quintet with a rock-and-roll heart went on to become members of the Grand Ole Opry and tour with artists like Mumford & Sons and The Avett Brothers. Their platinum hit “Wagon Wheel” grew out of a song fragment off a Dylan bootleg, prompting a collaboration with the master songwriter himself. Experience Dylan’s watershed album like never before, when these groundbreaking mountain music revivalists tip their hats to his incalculable influence.

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Elizabeth Gilbert In Conversation with Pico Iyer

Sat, May 6 / 7:30 PM (note special time) Granada Theatre $35 / $20 / $15 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“Elizabeth Gilbert is everything you would love in a tour guide… she’s wise, jaunty, human, ethereal, hilarious, heartbreaking, and God, does she pay great attention to the things that really matter.” – Anne Lamott

Pre-signed books by both authors will be available for purchase

Event Sponsors: Christine & William Fletcher Gretchen Lieff With support from the Beth Chamberlin Endowment for Cultural Understanding and our Community Partner the Orfalea Family

2017 Santa Barbara County

ECONOMIC SUMMIT Tue, May 9 / 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM / Granada Theatre $200 / $25 UCSB students (limited availability) A Granada facility fee is included in each ticket price

Includes admission to the entire half-day Summit, a copy of the 2017 Santa Barbara County Economic Outlook report plus a Continental Breakfast from 7:30 - 8:30 AM. Featured speakers include: Russ Roberts, a research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, host of the award-winning podcast EconTalk and the author of How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life; Esther George, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and a member of the Federal Open Market Committee, which has authority over U.S. monetary policy; and Pablos Holman, a futurist, inventor, and notorious hacker. He helped create the world’s smallest PC, 3D printers at Makerbot, and spaceships with Jeff Bezos. Currently, Holman is working for Nathan Myhrvold and Bill Gates at the Intellectual Ventures Laboratory inventing solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems. The Santa Barbara County economic forecast will be delivered by Peter Rupert, Executive Director of the UCSB Economic Forecast Project.

Part of the 36th annual Santa Barbara County Economic Summit Founding Sponsor: Union Bank


Platinum Sponsor: Montecito Bank & Trust


photo: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the mega-bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love and the wildly popular Committed: A Love Story, is fascinated by creativity and the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us, as explored in her recent work Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. In conversation with Santa Barbara favorite and fellow deep thinker Pico Iyer, Gilbert will delve into the mysterious nature of inspiration.

Just added!

An Evening with

Chip Kidd Tue, May 9 / 7:30 PM (note special time) Campbell Hall / FREE

photo: John Madere

“The closest thing to a rock star [in the world of graphic design].” USA Today Designer and art director Chip Kidd has changed the way book jackets are perceived – from a protective covering to a work of art. He has produced some of the most recognizable book covers of the past three decades for authors such as Haruki Murakami, David Sedaris and Donna Tartt. Kidd is the driving force behind Pantheon Graphic Novels (Art Spiegelman, Chris Ware) and the writer of the original graphic novel Batman: Death by Design. A recipient of the National Design Award for Communications, his jackets are collected in Chip Kidd: Book One, and his TED talks on cover design have been viewed more than 12 million times.

Books are available for purchase and signing

The Lynda and Bruce Thematic Learning Initiative: Creative Culture

(805) 893-3535 /


Just Added!

Lynsey Addario Sat, May 13 / 3 PM / Campbell Hall $25 / $15 all students (with valid ID)

MacArthur fellow Lynsey Addario is an intrepid and courageous photojournalist who documents humanitarian crises for National Geographic, Time magazine and The New York Times. Her recent work includes reportage on the plight of Syrian refugees, the ISIS push into Iraq and maternal mortality in Sierra Leone. Listed among Newsweek’s 150 Fearless Women, Addario has been kidnapped twice – in Iraq in 2004 and Libya in 2011. She relates these and other experiences from her heroic work in her memoir, It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War, currently being adapted into a Steven Spielberg film starring Jennifer Lawrence. (Mature content)

Books will be available for purchase and signing With support from the Harold & Hester Schoen Arts & Lectures Endowment

The Lynda and Bruce Thematic Learning Initiative: Creating a Better World

photo: Lynsey Addario (Women in Afghanistan), inset photo: Kursat Bayhan-Courtesy of Penguin Press

A Photographer’s Life of Love and War

Brooklyn Rider with Kayhan Kalhor

photo:Todd Rosenberg

Thu, May 11 / 7 PM (note special time) / Campbell Hall $40 / $25 / $10 all students (with valid ID)

“These musicians’ superbly conceived, organically evolved and wonderfully recent collaboration… is proof of both their personal dedication and artistic insights.” Gramophone


photo: Erin Baiano

In a night of superb musicianship, the innovative young string quartet Brooklyn Rider – Johnny Gandelsman on violin, Colin Jacobsen on violin, Nicholas Cords on viola and Michael Nicolas on cello – join three-time Grammy Award-nominee Kayhan Kalhor, the world’s preeminent master of the kamancheh (fourstringed upright Persian fiddle) to highlight their repertoire of classic pieces, contemporary compositions and originals. These string marvels have moved Santa Barbara audiences as part of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. Now, they return to find common ground between Persian folk and modern minimalism.


Co-presented with Pacific Standard magazine as the keynote address in the Women and the Environment Conference

Just added!

Naomi Klein Our Environmental Future: Connection, Collaboration, and Creation

Wed, May 17 / 7:30 PM (note special time) Granada Theatre / FREE

“A book of such ambition and consequence that it is almost unreviewable…. The most momentous and contentious environmental book since Silent Spring.” New York Times Book Review, 100 Notable Books of the Year

photo: Ed Kashi

An award-winning journalist, environmentalist and activist, Naomi Klein is a contributing editor for Harper’s and a regular columnist for The Nation. Her incisive books include The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism and No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies. Her most recent book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, was made into an acclaimed documentary film. Klein is one of the authors of Leap Manifesto, a blueprint for a rapid and justice-based transition off fossil fuels in Canada that has inspired similar initiatives around the world. In 2016, she received Australia’s prestigious Sydney Peace Prize.

Pre-signed books will be available for purchase For more information about the Women and the Environment Conference, go to Just added! Co-presented by the UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center in association with the College of Letters & Science and made possible by an endowment from the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation

The 2017 Arthur N. Rupe Great Debate Is ISIS an Existential Threat to the United States?

Thu, May 18 / 7:30 PM (note special time) / UCSB Campbell Hall / FREE Monica Duffy Toft

Marc Gopin

Participants: Monica Duffy Toft and Marc Gopin / Moderator: Mark Juergensmeyer Experts on international relations, conflict and religion will engage in an informed debate about the extent and nature of the threat ISIS poses and how the U.S. should respond. Monica Duffy Toft is Director of the Center for Strategic Studies at Tufts University. Her recent books include Political Demography and Rethinking Religion and World Affairs. Marc Gopin is the Director of the Center on Religion, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University. His publications include Between Eden and Armageddon: The Future of World Religions, Violence and Peacemaking and Holy War, Holy Peace: How Religion Can Bring Peace to the Middle East. Mark Juergensmeyer is Director of Global and International Studies at UCSB. He is the author of several books including Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence.

(805) 893-3535 /


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UCSB students in a choreography workshop with Janet Wong, Associate Artistic Director for Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Company

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Ability to donate back tickets as a tax-deductible donation

Invitation to a season preview party in summer 2017

Invitation to Producers Circle Lounge in the McCune Founders Room during intermission at A&L performances and lectures at The Granada

Opportunity to attend master classes and other education outreach activities

Invitations to Producers Circle Receptions with featured artists and speakers, and to A&L’s exclusive Season Announcement Party in June 2017

VIP Ticketing and Concierge Service and Priority Seating

Invitations to A&L fundraisers

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Opportunity to bring guests to a select A&L public event

Free parking at all ticketed A&L events at Campbell Hall

Invitation to a reception at a private residence with featured artist or speaker

Invitations to post-performance meet-and-greet opportunities with featured artists and speakers


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To inquire about membership, including joining our Leadership Circle ($10,000+), please call Caitlin Karbula at (805) 893-3465 to discuss a customized membership experience.

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Patron Information Due to the nature of live events, artists, venues, programs, dates and times are subject to change

Ticket Office

Ticket Exchanges

Phone: (805) 893-3535 / Hours are Mon-Fri 10 AM - 5 PM year-round and Sat noon - 4 PM October through May, with the exception of campus holidays and closures. Will Call opens at performance venues one hour before the event. The A&L Ticket Office opens at noon on weekend Campbell Hall performance days unless the event is sold out. It is located on the UCSB campus in Building 402 adjacent to Campbell Hall. Enter Parking Lot 12 off Mesa Road and look for the sign. There are parking meters in front of the Ticket Office (credit cards only).

Exchanges are available to subscribers. Return tickets you cannot use to the A&L Ticket Office two business days prior to the event. Tickets are exchanged at face value and are subject to availability. Tickets of a higher value exchanged for a lower value are considered an even exchange. Tickets exchanged for a higher value need the difference paid. Gift certificates are not issued as a credit for returned tickets. Non-subscribers may only exchange tickets for a different performance of the same event for a $4 fee per ticket.

Convenient Ticket Purchasing To order by phone, call (805) 893-3535; to order tickets online, visit; to order by mail, send your order with a check payable to “U.C. Regents” (no tax) or your Visa or MasterCard number, expiration date and signature to “Arts & Lectures, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5030.” For payment by check, call the Ticket Office to confirm your total. Ticket prices are subject to change.

Fees All tickets subject to service charges. Subscriptions are subject to a $12 service charge. There is a $5 service charge for non-subscription orders placed online, by phone or by mail; there is a $2 service charge for film or lecture tickets costing $15 or less when placed online or by phone or mail. A facility fee may be added to each ticket price. Service charges and facility fees are subject to change without notice.

Student Discounts Only currently enrolled UCSB students are eligible to purchase UCSB student-rate tickets (one ticket per ID). UCSB students must show a valid UCSB student ID at the time of purchase and at the event or they will be charged the difference for a general admission ticket. Any high school or college student who purchases a discount ticket (“All student” or “Youth”) must show current student ID at the door.

Services for Patrons with Disabilities

A&L is committed to making events accessible to all who wish to enjoy them. For more information about disability-related accommodations, including wheelchair seating, assistive listening devices, large-print programs and seating for patrons with special needs, please call our Ticket Office. Campbell Hall, The Granada Theatre and The Arlington Theatre are equipped with a Hearing Loop assistive listening system that is compatible with t-coil hearing aids. All venues are wheelchair accessible, and you may contact The Granada Theatre or Arlington Theatre directly about accessible seating at those venues.

Lost Tickets Tickets can be replaced only for reserved-seating events. Contact the Ticket Office in advance of the event for replacements.

Refunds All sales are final. No refunds except in the case of a canceled event not replaced. Handling charges and facility fees are not refundable. Due to the nature of live events, artists, venues, programs, dates and times are subject to change.

Tax-deductible Donations If you are unable to attend a performance, you may return your tickets to the A&L Ticket Office two business days before the event as a tax-deductible contribution. It is the policy of the University of California, Santa Barbara and the UC Santa Barbara Foundation that a portion of gifts and/or the income from gifts may be used to defray the costs of raising and administering funds.

Parking at the UCSB Campus

UCSB charges $4 for evening and weekend parking For patron convenience, Arts & Lectures sells open-dated UCSB evening and weekend parking permits for $4 with ticket purchase (not available online). They will be mailed to you with your tickets. When you arrive on campus, write the date on one of your permits in ink and display it on your dashboard. Unused or lost permits cannot be refunded or replaced. Extended evening & weekend parking permits (valid for 15 days) are also available for only $8 from any parking dispenser in any campus parking lot. Parking rates subject to change.

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.

Venues A&L presents performances and public master classes at UCSB Campbell Hall and the following locations. Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. Hahn Hall at Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd.

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