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Community News. . . . . . . . . . . 7, 8, 9, 11, 16, 17, 26 John Palminteri’s Community Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Robert Adams: Cinema. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18, 19

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Harlan Green: Economic Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

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A community seed swap will be held January 28th


Renée Fleming in Recital

Thu, Feb 1 / 7 PM Granada Theatre Festival of Hearts to celebrate 25 years benefitting Friendship Center 15

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UCSB Arts & Lectures

The Incandescent Soprano


Renée Fleming By Kerry Methner / VOICE

HE PEOPLE'S DIVA, Renée Fleming has brought opera audiences to their feet around the world... also Super Bowl audiences, Nobel Peace prize audiences, and even Buckingham Palace and presidential inaugeration audiences!

“A superstar by any measure,” according to The New York Times, Fleming and her multi-layered voice, will return to Santa Barbara to perform a recital on Thursday, February 1st at 7pm at The Granada Theatre in an UCSB Arts & Lectures presentation. One of the most acclaimed singers of our time, Fleming comes back with some of her favorite repertoire and interests - old and new. In addition to classical favorites by Fauré and Grieg, she'll perform Caroline Shaw's contemporary Aurora Borealis and Howard Shore's Twilight and Shadow from Lord of the Rings. She'll also perform Björk's All Is Full of Love and Burt Bacharach and Hal David's What the World Needs Now. Fleming will also bring music and interests that "saved" her during the pandemic, in the form of a collaboration with National Geographic that combines numbers from her recently released Grammy Award-winning album, Voice of Nature, the Anthroposene, with a film of their images.

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to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, she launched the first ongoing collaboration between America’s national cultural center and its largest health research institute, the National Institutes of Health. In association with the National Endowment for the Arts, Sound Health brings together leading neuroscientists, music therapists, and arts practitioners to better understand the impact of arts on the mind and body. Inspired by the Sound Health initiative, Fleming has created a program called Music and Mind, which she has presented in more than 50 cities around the world, earning Research!America’s 2020 Isadore Rosenfeld Award for Impact on Public Opinion. In 2020, Fleming launched Music and Mind LIVE, a weekly web show exploring the connections between arts, human health, and the brain, amassing nearly 700,000 views from 70 countries. She is now an advisor for major initiatives in this field, including the Sound Health Network at the University of California San Francisco and the NeuroArts Blueprint at Johns Hopkins University. During the Amanpour interview she continued, "The Arts and Health intersection became interesting to me because I had my own issues. I had somatic pain over the years as a distraction from performance pressure. I'm not a natural performer. I had to really steel myself. I had stage fright and so that is how I became interested in it. But then, when I met Francis Collins who was the director of the National Institutes of Health for the last twelve years and said I'm at the Keneddy Center now, can we provide a platform for arts and health? I think our audience would love to know the science behind what it means to be listening to music or feeling emotion around the Arts. And so we've been doing this for five years now."

"It was a pandemic project because nature saved me for that year and a half I was out of work. So, I said I want to tour this piece, but I want to tour it with media. And it's a stunning 30 minute film that I perform to," Fleming explained in a YouTube interview with Michele Martin of Amanpour and Company. "It's largely about loving the planet and finding ways to protect it. And we share As part of Arts & Lectures’ their initiatives, and Thematic Learning Initiative, we encourage audience Fleming will host a Music and members, and we're not beating them over the head Mind panel discussion in Santa with the bad news that we Barbara on February 2nd, see every day, but it's in following her February 1st recital. there. Because that's the The panel is free and open to anthropocene part. It's what public observation, however we've done to the planet."

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space is limited and advance As part of Arts & registration is recommended. Lectures’ Thematic Learning Initiative, Fleming will host a Music and Mind panel discussion in Santa Barbara on February 2nd, following her February 1st recital. The panel is free and open to public observation, however space is limited and advance registration is recommended. In recent years, she has become known as a leading advocate for research at the intersection of arts, health, and neuroscience. As artistic advisor

Simply performing can provide some of this healing experience - to the audience as well as the performer. "Music can actually create endorphins that are very healing about depression," Fleming explained. "It alleviates the depression that we feel... Similar to going out into

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Renée Fleming: Continued from page 4 nature or creating something artistic using your hands. I mean it's worked. It's done wonders for veterans for for people, we're going to have a lot of anxiety and depression around climate. There are so many different ways ...that this can be helpful." Fleming's lustrous voice is the stuff of legends. Only she can claim to have sung at the Super Bowl, Buckingham Palace, a Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, and a presidential inauguration, in addition to all the world’s major opera houses – not to mention boasting five Grammy wins, an indie rock album, and a Tony-nominated Broadway appearance. As The New Yorker wrote, “Fleming’s soprano – another exemplar of legendary beauty – soars with the force of an uncontainable soul.” That soul is reflected in her work and understanding that extends beyond the stage. Renée Fleming is one of the most acclaimed singers of our time. Honored with five Grammy awards and the U.S. National Medal of Arts, Fleming has sung for momentous occasions from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to the Diamond Jubilee Concert for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. In 2014 Fleming became the first classical artist ever to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl. A groundbreaking distinction came in 2008 when she became the first woman in the 125-year


Local News for a Global Village | www.VoiceSB.com history of the Metropolitan Opera to solo headline an opening night gala. In addition to her many accolades, Fleming was a 2023 John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts Honoree along with Billy Crystal, Barry Gibb, Queen Latifah, and Dionne Warwick. In November of 2022, Renée starred in the world premiere staging of The Hours, a new opera by Kevin Puts based on the bestselling novel and award-winning film, at the Metropolitan Opera. In the spring of 2023, she portrayed Pat Nixon in Nixon in China at the Opéra de Paris. Fleming is currently starring in a series of IMAX films, Renée Fleming’s Cities That Sing. Each episode highlights the music of a great cultural capital, with performances and visits to notable locations. The first two episodes, about Paris and Venice respectively, premiered in spring 2023. Fleming has recorded everything from complete operas and song recitals to indie rock and jazz. In January of 2023, Decca released a special double-length album of live recordings from Fleming’s greatest performances at the Metropolitan Opera. Fleming has sung not only with Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli, but also with Elton John, Paul Simon, Sting, Josh Groban, and Joan Baez. She has hosted a wide variety of television and radio broadcasts, including the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series and Live From Lincoln Center. Her voice is featured on the soundtracks of Best Picture Oscar winners The Shape of Water and The Lord of the Rings.

Fleming’s book The Inner Voice was published by Viking Penguin in 2004 and is now in its 16th printing. Advisor for special projects at LA Opera, Fleming also leads SongStudio at Carnegie Hall. She is co-director of the Aspen Opera Center and VocalArts at the Aspen Music Festival. Fleming’s other awards include the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal, Germany’s Cross of the Order of Merit, Sweden’s Polar Music Prize, and France’s Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur. Major Sponsors: Audrey & Timothy O. Fisher, and Sara Miller McCune Event Sponsor: Ellen & Peter O. Johnson; Renée Fleming’s Music and Mind panel discussion is presented as part of UCSB Arts & Lectures’ Thematic Learning Initiative in association with Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara, Cottage Health and the Foundation for Cottage Rehabilitation & Goleta Valley Cottage Hospitals and UCSB SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind. UCSB Arts & Lectures thank their visionary partners, Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin, for their support of the Thematic Learning Initiative. Community Partners the Natalie Orfalea Foundation & Lou Buglioli have provided generous support of the 2023-2024 season. Tickets to the recital are $125 Gold Circle (preferred seating) / $100 / $85 / $60 / $40 / $19 UCSB students (Current student ID required) (A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price). For tickets call (805) 893-3535 or visit www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu, or call the Granada Theatre box office (805) 899-2222 or visit www.granadasb.org.

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ACANT SINCE THE PASSING OF FORMER TRUSTEE MAGGI DAANE in November, the Trustee Area 7 board member seat in Santa Maria will be temporarily filled by Vedamarie Ruiz Alvarez Flores, a longtime Santa Maria resident. Flores is a retired elementary school teacher who recently served a four-year term on the board of Santa Maria-Bonita Elementary School District. As a provisional appointee, she will serve until November 2024, at which time a special Vedamarie Flores election will be held, with the winner serving the last two years of Trustee Area 7’s term, until 2026.

New Year, New Faces at Pacific Pride Pacific Pride Foundation has announced quite a few new staff members to their organization. LEVIN FETZER, Community Engagement Manager, graduated from the UCSB with a degree in Feminist Studies. They come to Pacific Pride Foundation from UCSB’s Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, where they were the LGBTQIA2S+ Coordinator for Undergraduate Wellness. In this role, they expanded access to healthcare and mental health resources for the queer and trans community at UCSB.

Flores brings a wealth of experience and breadth of education knowledge to the role. She attended Santa Maria High School, Allan Hancock College, and earned her BA in Spanish with minors in Physical Education and English from UCSB. She possesses a teaching credential, a bilingual credential, and received her Master of Arts from Pepperdine University with an emphasis on Multicultural Education and Leadership Administration. https://www.sbceo.org/about/board

Rehearsal Season for Spring Concert Begins HE SANTA BARBARA GAY MEN’S CHORUS HAS ANNOUNCED the start of rehearsals will begin Monday, January 22nd for its Spring Concert in May. Open to all interested participants, rehearsals will be held Monday nights from 7pm to 9:30pm at the First United Methodist Church, located at 305 East Anapamu Street.

JENNIFER ORTIZ, Counseling Manager, is a first-generation Chicana from Oxnard, California. She graduated from California State University - Channel Islands with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. Prior to joining Pacific Pride Foundation, Jennifer was the Managing Director for 805UndocuFund, where she managed the organization’s operations and programs. In addition to that, Jennifer has over 4+ years of experience working with youth in roles such as a Youth Behavioral Counselor for Aspiranet and After-School Program Site Leader for Oxnard City Corps. Teralyn Gutiérrez

The Santa Barbara Gay Men’s Chorus, known for its commitment to musical excellence, inclusivity, and the celebration of diversity within the community, does not require an audition to join. Those interested in participating can simply attend rehearsals on Monday nights or visit www.sbgmc.org and click the sign up button to register. The Spring Concert promises to showcase talent, diversity, and music’s power to unite people. Members of the chorus will have the opportunity to participate in an enriching and collaborative musical experience that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community.

E-Bike Safety Awareness in Goleta


HE CITY OF GOLETA HAS ANNOUNCED it is officially E-Bike Safety Awareness Week as of January 16th. This year, the goal of expanding E-Bike Safety Awareness Day, held for the first-time last year, to a week long event is to bring attention an important topic of concern to the forefront, and to provide education and accident prevention. Mayor Paula Perotte presented the E-Bike Safety Awareness Week proclamation and said, “Electric bicycles are heavier and faster than standard bicycles and, without the proper safety education and training, e-bike riders have a higher risk of becoming severely injured or killed in a crash.” Besides the proclamation, the City of Goleta released an e-bike safety tips video on YouTube. Courtesy of City of Goleta

Accepting the proclamation was Kim Stanley-Zimmerman with MOVE Santa Barbara County. She said, “There are many benefits to driving an e-bike including reducing traffic, parking demand, and air pollution. We are thrilled more people are riding e-bikes and excited to share what we know to help the community be safer during E-Bike Safety Awareness Week.” For more, watch the YouTube video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qng8Zug9Ffw

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TERALYN RENEA EVANSGUTIÉRREZ, Office Manager & Executive Assistant, holds an Associate’s in Social Sciences from Reedley College and a Bachelor’s in Sociology from UC Santa Barbara.Teralyn comes to Pacific Pride Foundation with an eclectic working background ranging from behavioral wellness caregiving to public service with the City of Santa Barbara.

“Advocating for student achievement is a priority,” Flores shared. “My skills as a collaborator and relationship-builder will help foster this future work. I know preparation, time, and participation are key in coming aboard and am ready for that role.”



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AZALEA CORRAL, Training & Education Manager, attended the University of California, Riverside, and earned Bachelor’s Degrees in Anthropology and Latin American Studies. Through the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, she created and conducted a two-year research project titled “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Higher Education,” researching and analyzing the effects that accessing equitable and inclusive resources had on student success. She then pursued a Master’s in International and Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco.

JENISE TRINIDAD COATES, Programs Manager, has been a Central Coast resident for over 20 years, and graduated from California State University, Fresno, with a degree in Cultural Anthropology. They earned a master’s in Education and became involved with nonprofit organizations, serving in various positions for the past four years, and was drawn to Pacific Pride Foundation’s work and mission and hopes to continue serving LGBTQIA2S+ and underserved communities through their position as Programs Manager.

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Holiday Fund Raiser at Pearl a Success


HIS HOLIDAY SEASON, from November 10th to January 1st, Pearl Social raised a recordbreaking $15,000 for Explore Ecology. With a venue decorated in overthe-top holiday kitche and a new menu just for the season, the venue joined an international network of pop-up Christmas bars. Photo courtesy of Jess and James Fairchild

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“Investment in our community is a fundamental core value of Acme Hospitality,” stated Sherry Villanueva, co-founder and Managing Partner. “We are proud to partner with impactful Santa Barbara organizations like Explore Ecology who empower our community to protect and preserve our precious environment.” Miracle at Pearl Social will return for the 2024 holiday season with special programming and support for a local non-profit to be announced.


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Seeking Nominations for 81st Person of the Year


“We are honored to serve as the organizing sponsor for Person of the Year and to bring the community together to celebrate our neighbors who dedicate their time and talent to make life better for the South Coast,” explained Jackie Carrera, Santa Barbara Foundation President & CEO.

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ONSIDERED ONE OF SANTA BARBARA’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS, Santa Barbara Foundation has opened a call for nominations for the 81st Annual Person of the Year Award.

The SB Foundation has invited the community at large to nominate an individual, couple, or family to receive this year’s honor for exceptional community volunteer service in the Santa Barbara area. Recipients are selected from a wide range of candidates nominated by community members. Nominations may be submitted now through February 23, 2024 and may be made online at https://www.sbfoundation.org/person-of-the-year-nominations/.

Honorees for 81st Person of the Year will be announced in March and honored at a luncheon on April 17th, at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort Rotunda. Person of the Year was known as Man and Woman of the Year until 2020. The first Man and Woman of the Year were Harold Chase in 1942 and Pearl Chase in 1956. The Santa Barbara Foundation is grateful for the support of Legacy Sponsor Montecito Bank & Trust; Premier Media Sponsor Noozhawk; Bartlett, Pringle & Wolf; and U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management.

Organizations or individuals interested in becoming a sponsor for the 81st Person of the Year awards may reach out to Kevin Kuga at KKuga@SBFoundation.org. More information about Person of the Year may be found at SBFoundation.org/ PYAwards. The Santa Barbara Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life throughout Santa Barbara County for all who live, work, play and visit here. Working in partnership with individuals, community organizations, nonprofits, business, education and government, the Foundation strives to address our local communities’ most challenging needs. Recognizing that its work depends on the strength of the social sector, the Foundation is committed to the health and vitality of local nonprofits. Nearly every Santa Barbara County nonprofit organization and essential community project has been supported by the Foundation during its 95-year history. The Foundation connects philanthropists, subject matter experts, and our community members facing challenges – all who dream of stronger communities in Santa Barbara County. To learn more, please visit SBFoundation.org.

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Dignity Moves Breaks Ground on La Posada Village GROUNDBREAKING FOR 80 NEW TINY CABINS, at a site called La Posada Village, was held at the former Juvenile Home on Hollister Ave, last Friday. A Dignity Moves project in collaboration with Santa Barbara County, La Posada will provide homes that will allow people to transition from homelessness. “When you think about homelessness, it is one, if not the most vexing issue any city, any county in California is facing. And the biggest nut to crack, is the land. It is extremely expensive. So, the fact the county is giving this unused parking lot... takes away one of the biggest hurdle to solving this problem, the land,” commented Laura Capps, Santa Barbara County Supervisor, at the ground braking. La Posada Village, located at 4500 Hollister, will house individuals living in encampments near the 101 and railroad tracks and the immediate area. The 80 cabin community, will provide 24/7 security, intensive case management for each resident, three meals a day, mental and physical health care services, and transportation. DignityMoves anticipates opening doors to residents on April 1, 2024. Speakers and presenters at the event included: Co-Host, actor Duane Henry; CoHost, actor Meredith Baxter; Co-Host Laura Capps, Second District County Supervisor; Hafsa Kaka, Senior Advisor on Homelessness,Office of Governor Gavin Newsom; Mark Hartwig, Chief, Santa Barbara County Fire Department; Kirsten Cahoon, Director of Homeless Services; Toni Navarro, Good Samaritan Shelter; Aaron Edelheit, Director

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of Behavioral Wellness, County of Santa Barbara; and Santa Barbara Regional Council, DignityMoves Balay Ko, Balay Ko Foundation. Also, at the ground breaking, a check for $100,000 was presented by Kirsten McLaughlin, Marketing Vice President at Cox Communications, for the James M. Cox Foundation. “This week Governor Newsom put out the budget. We have an unprecedented amount of investments in addressing homelessness and with that comes responsibility, and what I see today is responsibility executed,” said Hafsa Kaka.

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Last year, the County Board of Supervisors voted to partner with DignityMoves to build an additional 300 rooms County-wide, enough interim supportive housing to help close the “shelter gap” in the county. Then, the Supervisors identified several countyowned parcels based on the regional distribution of unsheltered homelessness. “75 percent of the people who are homeless in Santa Barbara are from Santa Barbara. These are our community members. Look right above the unit and one of the most remarkable things you can see is, there are people who are living in tents right above the units that we are constructing,” stated Aaron Edelheit, Dignity Moves Board Member.

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“We are currently providing housing support to 900 households in our community to insure their transition to permanent housing is successful. We’re profoundly lucky to have so many services within our agency which allows us to meet people where they are at, which is often at their very darkest moment and walk beside them into a better life, by connecting them with our plethora of services,” said Kirsten Cahoon, Good Samaritan Shelter Director. La Posada Village will be a temporary supportive housing community serving people experiencing unsheltered homelessness in Southern Santa Barbara County. Permanent housing is the longer-term goal, and La Posada closes the gap between living outdoors and housing stability, where residents can be safe and receive the critical supportive services needed. “We realize when we get out there, those things, those issues we deal with are often the result of a lot of pain, despair, and struggle. In some cases addiction. When it comes down to it, people light fires to stay warm and to cook their food. They call 911 or somebody calls 911 for them because they don’t have access to health care. What we see each and every day, the men and women who respond to these calls along with law enforcement and the Sheriff ’s office, Sheriff Bill Brown and his team is that, they need help. They need a place to cook their food. They need a place to find services, medical care, addiction help,” stated Mark Hartwig, Santa Barbara County Fire Chief. For more information about DignityMoves, visit www.dignitymoves.org


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SBIFF Unveils 2024 Poster

On the Street with John Palminteri Photos and Stories by John Palminteri / Special to VOICE

Improvements to Parma Park

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16TH: The 39th Santa Barbara International Film Festival lineup of movies and events, and poster have been released. The festival runs February 7th to 17th, right after the Oscar nominations are announced. Executive Director Roger Durling says there will be 45 world premieres and 77 U.S. premieres from 48 countries. Many are very relevant. “Timely documentaries that deal with the environment, with immigrant issues, with the in Ukraine and Israel, yeah, it is very timely, the subjects,” he said.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11TH: New trails and native plants are coming together in a sweeping set of improvements to Santa Barbara’s 200-acre Parma Park. Along the way, the historic olive tree grove has been saved and preserved.

The film festival poster was unveiled at Sullivan Goss Art Gallery with poster artist Angela Perko on hand. The poster features an imaginative setting in a movie theater seat with floating film reels, Monarch butterflies, and the Channel Islands in the back ground. “That way of letting go, of being part of what’s being presented, which is often the environment, you’re going to a new environment in your mind,” said Perko.

Happy Birthday, Tink!

“We have a wonderfully eclectic program this year from 48 countries around the world,” shared SBIFF’s Claudia Puig, Programming Director of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. “We are especially proud that half of our slate of films are directed by women, and a large percentage by under-represented filmmakers. We know there will be something for everyone at our festival— and likely quite a lot for most. Nearly three-quarters of the films we’re showcasing have never been seen before in the U.S.”

MONDAY, JANUARY 15TH: Richard Tinkstrom, the owner of Tinker’s restaurant in Summerland celebrated his 80th birthday Sunday. He also run’s Tink’s Hot Dogs and is often at many local events including the Avocado Festival, Surf ‘n Suds, and the 4th of July on the Santa Barbara waterfront.

30 Years Since Northridge Earthquake

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY17TH: It was 30 years ago today the magnitude 6.7 Northridge earthquake broke up many areas of Southern California including Fillmore and Simi Valley in Ventura County. 57 people were dead and over 11,000 injuries were reported. Buildings were fractured, walls fell down, and the losses were in the billions.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16TH: One of the bizarre stories in the last week, took place Thursday. A vehicle going northbound on Hwy 101 went off the freeway, through a fence, and ended up in a parking lot at 1046 Coast Village Rd. in Santa Barbara. Cars on the street were nearly hit.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11TH: Images from parking lot cameras in Santa Barbara will now be available to the police department working active cases, without a search warrant. They primarily record license plates for parking fee purposes. John Palminteri is a veteran news reporter and anchor for Newschannel 3-12 TV and both KJEE and KCLU radio in Santa Barbara/Santa Maria/Ventura. Off the air, he’s often bringing his smile and positive energy to the microphone at fundraisers and civic events. John’s social media presence has one of the largest followings in Santa Barbara, and this page has the weekly highlights. Twitter: @JohnPalminteri • Instagram: @JohnPalminteriNews • www.facebook.com/john.palminteri.5

Courtesy of Fillmore Historical Museum

Photo by Dante Ferrari

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Enduring Icon of Modern Dance

Limón Dance Company Dante Puleio, Artistic Director Sat, Jan 27 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre Tickets start at $35 / $19 UCSB students

“We are never more truly and profoundly human than when we dance.” – José Limón

Celebrate more than 75 years of Limón Dance Company with this program of new and reconstructed works highlighting choreographer José Limón’s unique contributions to dance.

Lead Sponsor: Jody & John Arnhold and the Arnhold A&L Education Initiative Justice for All Lead Sponsors: Marcy Carsey, Connie Frank & Evan Thompson, Eva & Yoel Haller, Dick Wolf, and Zegar Family Foundation Dance Series Sponsors: Margo Cohen-Feinberg, Donna Fellows & Dave Johnson, Barbara Stupay, and Sheila Wald Presented in association with UCSB Department of Theater and Dance

(805) 893-3535 www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu Granada event tickets can also be purchased at: (805) 899-2222 | www.GranadaSB.org

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Work on the Waterfront T SEEMS THAT FROSTY WEATHER IS GOING TO BE THE NORM for a while in Santa Barbara! Listening to the nightly news I hear that it’s to be warmer in the coming days. Let me define warmer – a few degrees higher than the 30’s at night and daytime highs above 50. Yikes! That’s warmer? And at the harbor, the recently departed King Tides provided a super cold shower for the brave souls walking the breakwater!

Although nothing can be done about Mother Nature’s whims, the Santa Barbara Waterfront Department is taking care of us by continuing to keep our harbor open despite chaotic weather patterns. Have you noticed that large machine in the middle of the harbor near its entrance? That’s the dredge here to begin its twice yearly work keeping the harbor entrance clear as a result of both natural wave action and the ramifications of climate change.

Courtesy of Pacific Maritime Group


By Sigrid Toye / Special to VOICE

The Santa Barbara Harbor Channel is dredged by the Army Corps of Engineers. This maintenance dredging is fully funded by the Federal Government and appropriated annually by Congress under the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill.

mooring area for small boats and yachts. The downside of installing the breakwater at that location was that it interrupted the natural flow of waves causing sand to collect on its leeward side. With ecological concerns abandoned, the construction of an actual harbor was funded in 1928 by Max Fleishmen to accommodate his mega-yacht, Haida, along with an extension of the breakwater to accommodate her size. A further extension was added in the 1980’s funded by the City.

“The Army Corps of Engineers and their contractor, Pacific Dredge, is currently on site completing the first dredge cycle of this year,” explained Mike Wiltshire, Director of the Waterfront Department. “Dredging the channel is critical as the natural down coast flow of sand and sediment fills the harbor entrance over time.”

Decisions made in the 1900’s still resonate today, as we know. The sand build up around the breakwater created what is now Leadbetter beach and the picturesque area upon which the Yacht Club and a good portion of Santa Barbara City College are located. It also caused beach erosions as the natural flow of currents are interrupted up and down the coast. Today these plus/minus factors have become one of Santa Barbara’s main attractions, the beautiful recreational harbor we enjoy in the 21st century!

Wiltshire explained that dredging mimics the natural process of moving sand downcast while maintaining the harbor entrance. It also nourishes the beaches downstream in keeping with the normal environmental flow. This year up to 120,000 cubic-yards of sand will be dredged and dispensed onto East Beach by a large diameter pipe. “The recent winter swells moved a lot of sand and sediment and the normal dredge cycle was timed perfectly to clear out what the last month’s volatile weather brought with it,” he added. The sand is transported though the pipe, visible from West Beach, to an area east of the skate park and then released for currents to take it down the coast to beaches that have lost sand due to wave action.

That’s the story and I’m stickin’ to it!

Photo by Sigrid Toye

Sigrid Toye volunteers for the Breakwater Flag Project. She is on the board of directors of the Maritime Museum and participates in Yacht Club activities. An educational/behavior therapist, Sigrid holds a Ph.D in clinical psychology. She loves all things creative, including her two grown children who are working artists. Send Harbor tips to: Itssigrid@gmail.com

Today about 1,400 boats are in the Santa Barbara harbor, both recreational and commercial, but community interest in a harbor in Santa Barbara began as far back as the mid-1800’s just after the Spanish American War. At the time Santa Barbara was a town of just over 2,300 and accessible only by water or an arduous journey by land. Stearns Wharf was completed in 1872 to accommodate commercial trade and tourism. The Bird Refuge (then known as ‘the salt pond’), with access to the sea, was considered as a harbor site since it would be in keeping with the natural flow of ocean currents. A harbor to the west of Stearns Wharf was also under consideration. Unfortunately the city fathers couldn’t agree and the entire project was put on hold for 60 years!

Courtesy of City of Santa Barbara Waterfront

In 1927 an 1,800 foot long breakwater was finally agreed upon and constructed by locals at their own expense. The breakwater protected Stearns Wharf and an adjacent

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“Sir Robert” to Address 25th Annual Festival of Hearts Luncheon

Sir Robert is a fixture at Friendship Center and a favorite among other members and staff.

“He doesn’t have any biological family members in the area,” explained Kathryn Westland, Executive Director of Friendship Center. “He has a strong group of ‘surrogate’ family members including staff at Friendship Center who have stepped up to make sure he has everything he needs. We do our best to make everyone — including caregivers — know that we are more than a place but a community that genuinely cares about everyone’s well being,” added Westland.

Courtesy of MGM

HE ANNUAL FRIENDSHIP CENTER’S FESTIVAL OF HEARTS will have one special guest who will also provide a video message. Robert Antonini, or “Sir Robert” as he is known, will be an important addition to the annual fundraiser, this year at the Rosewood Miramar, to support Friendship Center and its adult day program with supervised, personcentered activities for adults living with dementia or other cognitive challenges.

community again who cares about him, jokes with him, and brings purpose to his days.

Robert Antoni

Before coming to Friendship Center, he was living a very isolated life and could see how it was impacting his memory and his physical health. As a WWII veteran, he found out that he was eligible to attend Friendship Center at no cost and so gave it a try. For the first time in many years, he has a

Sir Robert, who brings himself to Friendship Center every day, explained that it is the social interaction that he most appreciates (and needs) at the Center. He enjoys engaging with the staff and the other members there. “If I didn’t have Friendship Center, I

Courtesy photos


By Christopher Davis / Special to VOICE

Robert Antoni – aka Sir Robert

would just be spending my time alone at home watching TV which isn’t very active or exciting,” said Sir Robert. He also participates in on-site activities such as bingo, arts and craft projects, reading, listening to musical performances, and watching other entertainment brought into the Center. He also enjoys doing exercises there and going on excursions including the beach. “They have something different happening every day.” Sir Robert is an important and loved man by so many, and to spend time with him is a gift to everyone at Friendship Center.

Friendship Center’s Festival of Hearts honors all the caregivers, past and present, who have supported an aging loved one through their final voyage. This fundraiser enables Friendship Center to continue to stay true to its mission of providing care and companionship to seniors and adults living with dementia. Attendees can enjoy music, a delicious meal, and the comradery of a caring community by the sea. Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite nautical attire — sailor stripes, seaside elegance, and touches of silver in honor of the anniversary.

Friendship Center is licensed by Community Care Licensing as a social model adult About the Event: day program. Friendship Center This year’s offers supervised, Festival of person-centered Hearts seasideactivities for adults living with elegance-themed Heart Art from a year gone by dementia or Silver Jubilee other cognitive celebration and challenges. Activities and programs honor individuality, promote socialization, and luncheon will take place on Saturday, foster a compassionate community for February 3rd, at the stunning Rosewood aging adults.

Miramar Beach, located across the street from Friendship Center.

To learn more or to purchase tickets, visit www.friendshipcentersb.org

Commemorative Tree Plaques... Great Gifts & Great Memories Designate a tree as a tribute to a family member or friend.

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January 19, 2024

A Holiday Finale Benefit


HE PROFANT FOUNDATION’S HOLIDAY FINALE was a not-to-beforgotten gathering at the amazingly romantic home of Marie Profant. Laughter, singing, and first class musical entertainment, wonderful food — it is hard to know where to stop.

Photos by Isaac Hernández de Lipa

Every year after the clouds settle on New Year’s Eve, the Profant Foundation for the Arts holds a benefit party to raise funds for arts scholarships. It’s “just a little footnote to say how happy we were to have people all singing together. It is so rare to hear people gathered together to sing! And it was such a joy to hear such warmth and camaraderie, especially since the event was held in the living room of our grandparent’s home, which has been the setting of so many musical gatherings over the past 100 years. On Saturday evening it was again used as it was intended!” shared Mignonne Profant, one of the Profant sisters who helped organize the event. The Profant Foundation, best know for the Fiesta Finale, knows how to entertain, and again, it was all for a good cause. The John E. Profant Foundation for the Arts works to preserve Santa Barbara’s cultural heritage and assist artists of all ages in the community, through scholarships, exhibits, and performances. For more information visit www.profantfoundation.org

National Academy of Inventors Recognizes Professor Thuc-Quyen Nguyen

Sunday, January 28th Domingo 28 de Enero

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HEMISTRY PROFESSOR THUC-QUYEN NGUYEN, OF UC SANTA BARBARA, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Nguyen serves as the director of the Center for Polymers and Organic Solids, where she works to develop organic semiconducting materials.

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Thuc-Quyen Nguyen

“Being elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors is the highest honor accorded to academic inventors,” said Pierre Wiltzius, Susan and Bruce Worster Dean of Science. “We are lucky to call Quyen a member of our esteemed faculty.” Nguyen has focused on creating organic photovoltaics (OPVs) that are more efficient, long-lived and environmentally friendly than conventional solar cells. “I am extremely grateful for the support that UCSB has given me to make my childhood dream of converting the sunlight into electricity a reality,” she said. “I am deeply honored to be elected as an NAI Fellow. I am extremely fortunate to work with so many talented young people and to collaborate with great scientists at UCSB and around the world for the past 19 years.”

Local Food Hero Award for 2024

Leslie Person Ryan 2024 16th Annual

SB Community


A celebration to bring seeds and people together! A fun day to share and exchange seeds, plants, cuttings, and knowledge.

16° Anual de la Comunidad de SB

INTERCAMBIO DE SEMILLAS ¡Una celebración para unir semillas y personas! Un día divertido para compartir e intercambiar semillas, plantas, esquejes y conocimientos.

Sweet Wheel Summerland Farm

A Community Event Sponsored by

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SBCAG Elects New Leaders for 2024 Eastside Neighborhood Park Reopened


IFTH DISTRICT COUNTY SUPERVISOR Steve Lavagnino was unanimously selected to serve as 2024 Chair, and Santa Barbara Mayor Randy Rowse as ViceChair of the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) Board of Directors.

“This project requires significant attention and resources, and I am fully committed to securing the necessary funds for this project that will get it to the finish line,” said Lavagnino. “In addition, I am passionate about driving progress on transportation priorities in North County to meet the transportation demands throughout the region.” SBCAG is a regional planning agency that aims to find solutions for sustainable transportation, housing and an equitable quality of life across Santa Barbara County. Its governing Steve Lavagnino board consists of all five, county board of supervisors plus one representative from each city council – an agency uniquely poised to provide a forum for regional collaboration and to create transformative regional change. “It is necessary that we push forward in securing the necessary funding for the Santa Barbara segment of the Highway 101 HOV project,” said Randy Rowse, the mayor of Santa Barbara. “The regional collaboration needed to meet the escalating transportation demands of our region and its visitors is a complex challenge, but SBCAG is committed to finding solutions,”

Randy Rowse

SBCAG provides planning, project management, grant administration, alternative transportation commuter services and pursues transportation infrastructure funding opportunities for the benefit of all residents of Santa Barbara County.

The public is encouraged to view details on participation, upcoming meetings, and to subscribe to agenda notifications at www.sbcag.org.

Photos courtesy of SB Parks & Rec

As Chair, Steve Lavagnino is dedicated to prioritizing the completion of the Highway 101 High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) project, which is vital to the entire county.


HE CITY OF SANTA BARBARA PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT held a ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the reopening of Eastside Neighborhood Park after a multi-phase park improvement project. Mayor Randy Rowse, Councilmember Alejandra Gutierrez, and Parks and Recreation Director Jill Zachary shared remarks highlighting the history of the project and the community collaboration involved. Students from neighboring Franklin Elementary School assisted community leaders, community members, and City staff in cutting the ceremonial ribbon before running to play on the new 5-12 playground. The improved park hosts two new playgrounds, adult fitness equipment, accessible pathways to connect park features, remodeled restrooms, renovated turf areas, refreshed murals, and more than 250 cubic yards of fresh mulch. Enhancements to Yanonali Garden, the community garden within the park, are still ongoing.

Beall Appointed to Trustee Area 5


ANTA BARBARA UNIFIED’S BOARD OF TRUSTEES APPOINTED DR. SUNITA BEALL to fill a vacant seat during a Special Meeting Wednesday. Dr. Beall is a Santa Barbara Unified Parent and works as a physician at UCSB. She has served as a Trustee on the Board of Santa Barbara Middle School since 2021. Dr. Beall also participates in the SBUSD Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Parent Advisory Committee. Dr. Beall was sworn in after the board voted Sunita Beall on January 10th. The newly appointed Trustee is to take her seat on the board at the January 16th meeting. Fourteen applicants were interviewed for the vacancy, left by Virginia Alvarez, who stepped down from her At-Large Trustee Area 5 position on November 27th.


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Writer’s Mayhem


By Robert F. Adams / Special to VOICE

MERICAN FICTION, writer Cord Jefferson’s directorial film debut, is a highly relatable, introspective comedy-drama. The core of the film plays with tropes of racial attitudes, and secondarily the film portrays the struggling connections and losses encountered within an evolving family. The film follows the subtle exploits of the main character, Thelonious ‘Monk’ Ellison, whose success in the published author world is elusive. Along the way it brings in romance as well as his relationship with his siblings. The effect is a wholly original, fresh take on life in the USA, especially the life of a professional African-American writer. Monk hatches a delightful plot to fool the publishing and Hollywood movie-making apparatus from a place of cynical despair, spoon feeding a false narrative to racial experience empathizers. Based on a 2001 book called Erasure by author Percival Everett, director Cord Jefferson makes inventive changes that lift the story, literally jumping off the page, with his accomplished adapted screenplay. The film is, at times, creatively inspired and a comedic twist works magic throughout a few scenes, resulting in a delicious storyline. Theatre actor Jeffrey Wright, who won a Tony for Angeles in America a generation ago, is his own best protagonist and antagonist, inhabiting his role with quiet intensity. You can almost feel his character’s regrets and self-doubt. Wright, who memorably played the title role in the bio-film Basquiat, has been featured in recent James Bond and Wes Anderson films, and here he has found a role to exhibit his keen talents. Wright’s best moments in American Fiction revolve around his character navigating surprising success. With his calm demeanor, and his buttoned-up appearance, the character is growing sadder on the inside until he discovers small measures of self-acceptance. He will be celebrated with the Santa Barbara International Film Fesitval’s Montecito Award at the Arlington on Thursday, February 15th.

Photos Courtesy of MGM

– Cord Jefferson’s American Fiction

Jeffrey Wright in American Fiction

Alongside the director, star Jeffrey Wright reminisced, “I was inspired as an actor by Dustin Hoffman, Alec Guinness and, oh wow, Gary Oldman, who had a huge impact on me. This character I play, Monk, scared me as I realized that I am very much like him. The narrative is something we were both (the writer-director) very familiar with, a story of a man who, out of the blue, is asked to be the adult in his family owing to crisis, an ailing mother. I understood the sacrifices one has to make.There is a bit of me in Monk so I was able to find that guy.” The film received the People’s Choice award at the Toronto Film Festival last fall and is on many critic’s top movie lists from 2023. You can see how critics have admired the movie as the main character is an academic professional writer and very recently the film won the coveted Adapted Screenplay at the Critic’s Choice awards. After a brief theatrical release, wider audiences can find the film streaming on Amazon Prime. American Fiction will go on to be nominated for many more awards, as it is a worthy addition the 2023’s top films, and a human story with no room for special effects or technical wizardry, squarely fitting into the arena of independent filmmaking, revealing clever truths and uncomfortable untruths of contemporary life. Robert F. Adams, Film Correspondent for VOICE, is a Santa Barbara landscape architect and a graduate of UCLA’s School of Theatre and Film, as well as Cal Poly. He has served on the film selection committees for the Aspen Film Fest and the SB International Film Festival. Email him at robert@earthknower.com

The film also offers strong support from a host of character actors including Sterling K. Brown as the sometimes goofy but touchingly well-meaning chiropractor brother. John Ortiz excels as the main character’s literary agent. His timing and focus offer hilarious touchstones. Other actors such as singer Leslie Uggams, Issa Rae, Erika Alexander, Keith David, and Tracee Ellis Ross bring vitality to their scenes, a stellar accomplishment welling out of the adept screenplay and the talent gathered. Onstage for a post-screening interview moderated by Roger Durling at the Riviera Theatre on January 10th, director Cord Jefferson mentioned, “The film is an experiment to explore our polarized times, as we have lost the ability to talk to each other and talk to people who are different from us…we have a shared humanity, which we should focus on. I made this movie to say like yeah, we’ll talk about race, about sexuality, about identity, and politics, but ultimately I wanted to make the story inviting to anyone. Cinema is a place where everyone can come together for a shared cultural experience - where strangers are around you; and all kinds of audiences have responded, which is gratifying.”

Sterling K. Brown and Jeffrey Wright in American Fiction


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The SBIFF Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film

Ryan Gosling Honored

At the red carpet reception before the formal presentation, guests were served champagne, a wide selection of local wines, and other favorite cocktails before the fullcourse dinner. Film clips of Gosling scenes were shown inside the ballroom, ranging from grappling with robots to tap dancing with Emma Stone across stars (in a fantasy scene from Damien Chazelle’s La La Land). Special guests included veteran character actor Steve Carell, who worked opposite Gosling in Crazy Stupid Love and The Big Short. Also on hand was the director and mastermind of Barbie, actress turned director Greta Gerwig (Little Women, Ladybird). She is a ground-breaking, box-office defying female director who knows how to turn story material into compelling films. She was wearing a gorgeous ink black dress with embellished florals.

Actor Steve Carell, Honoree Ryan Gosling, and Director Greta Gerwig

During the presentation, Steve Carell revealed, “When I first worked with him, Ryan was going to spend his Friday night playing music with friends at a senior center!” adding,“Did you know he once saved a woman from being hit by a taxi? And drove to New Orleans to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina? He’s not driven by money, or fame, or status. He is smart and intuitive and funny, he is a joy to be around, and most Guests Gaja Hubbard, Nir Kabaretti, and Katie De Witt of all, he is kind. Santa Barbara, you got this one right.” According to Gerwig, “This sounds ‘bananas’ but I feel more than a little bit saved by his acting and watching him work. Ryan doesn’t create a distance between himself and his characters. He allows it all to exist within him, and he never hedges. Both Kirk Douglas and Ryan Gosling commit to characters in all their beauty and ugliness – because they are actors and people who believe that redemption is possible. There’s a thing in poker where to keep playing, everyone has to put in more chips. And that’s what it’s like working with Ryan Gosling. If you want to keep playing, you need to ante up. With his total commitment as Ken in Barbie, he was saying this is important.” Photo Courtesy of SBIFF

Gosling has reached a high point in terms of versatility and exposure. He started in independent films such as Blue Valentine and when he hit the mainstream, he received acclaim for playing the lead in the contemporary musical La La Land. Gosling has received two academy award nominations in the process. According to SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling, “No current American actor has made more first-class films in so many genres.” Gosling has a quiet intensity that is magnetic.

Photos by Robert Adams

SULTRY WINTER SUNSET AT THE RITZ-CARLTON BACARA RESORT set the stage for Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s annual benefit, the Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film. Honoring one of Hollywood’s top-line leading men, Ryan Gosling, the 16th annual event was a sellout. Reasons for this were two-fold: Gosling lifted up Barbie, the movie, playing the challenging role of ‘Ken’ and Barbie has proved to be a wildly popular film, an event unto itself, earning $1.44 billion at box offices worldwide. AS well, the black-tie affair, elegantly posh, and sponsored by Rare Champagne as well as other table sponsors, was an unquestionably positive celebration.

Photo Courtesy of SBIFF


By Robert F. Adams / Special to VOICE

At the podium to receive the award Gosling stated. “It’s hard to feel deserving of all this, I should have had more champagne!... but I reminded myself that the proceeds go to a wonderful cause, so it SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling and doesn’t really matter if I deserve it or not. Director Greta Gerwig After all, I’m just Ken!” He further added, “I dreamed of making movies and now movies have made my life a dream. But most importantly, I got to meet the girl of my dreams, Eva Mendes, and we have two dream children. No way have I contributed half as much to cinema as cinema has given to me.” The evening is a springboard and provides funding for a wide berth of SBIFF’s community and educational programs including Mike’s Field Trip to the Movies, the 10-10-10-student filmmaking competition, Film Camp, and other outreach efforts. This benefit event, coinciding with the middle of Hollywood’s awards season, recognized Michelle Yeoh last year, and has also honored actors and directors including Martin Scorsese, Hugh Jackman, Dame Judi Dench, Jane Fonda, Forest Whitaker, Robert DeNiro, Michael Douglas, and Quentin Tarantino, among others. Robert F. Adams, Film Correspondent for VOICE, is a Santa Barbara landscape architect and a graduate of UCLA’s School of Theatre and Film, as well as Cal Poly. He has served on the film selection committees for the Aspen Film Fest and the SB International Film Festival. Email him at robert@earthknower.com


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Photo by Doug Ellis Photography

WESTMONT OPERA Performances of The Telephone and Gallantry • Westmont College, Porter Theatre • Ticket info to be posted: www.westmont.edu/watchtheater • 7:30pm Fr & Sa, 1/19 & 1/20.

Celebrate living a single life and breaking down societal misconceptions when social scientist and local author Dr. Bella DePaulo discusses and signs her book Single at Heart at Chaucer’s Books at 6pm on Tuesday, January 23rd.

Friday, January 19th COMEDY

LEWIS BLACK: GOODBYE YELLER BRICK ROAD, THE FINAL TOUR Stand-up comedy show • Lobero Theatre • $55-106 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm Fr, 1/19.


Bridges • UCSB Henley Hall • Free • http://tinyurl.com/54r65b29 • 4pm Fr, 1/19. LEGISLATIVE SUMMIT Local information from Senator Monique Limon & Assemblymember Gregg Hart • SB Chamber of Commerce • $85-105 • https://sbscchamber.com • 9am Fr, 1/19.

VARIETY SHOW Ballroom, belly dance, pole, hip hop, and more presented by Beth Amine and local dancers • Wildcat Lounge • $15 • 7pm Fr, 1/19.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET BASICS Beginners class for personal and professional growth • Eastside Library • Free • 11am-12pm Fr, 1/19.


CAMERATA PACIFICA The Warner Henry Family Chamber Music Series at Zipper Hall • Hahn Hall, Music Academy • $35-75 • https://cameratapacifica.org • 7:30pm Fr, 1/19.

SBCC’S SCHOOL OF EXTENDED LEARNING OPEN HOUSE Registration assistance with free giveaways, food, and face painting • Wake Campus: 300 N. Turnpike Rd • 1-4pm Fr, 1/19. RACE IN THE ROBERTS COURT: DOBBS V. JACKSON WOMEN’S HEALTH ORGANIZATION Talk by Law Professor Khiara M.


KIDS HELPING KIDS Rock benefit concert with Switchfoot and Johnnyswim • Arlington Theatre • $25-450 • www.arlingtontheatresb. com • 7pm Fr, 1/19.


LABERINTO Latin pop/rock concert • Chumash Casino • $59-89 • www.chumashcasino.com • 8pm Fr, 1/19. SOLO DA GAMBA: WINTER REFLECTIONS Live concert with Andrew Sanders • Legacy Art Listening Room • legacyartsb.com • 7pm, Fri 1/19 MENDELSSOHN TRIO Hahn Hall, Music Academy • $35 - $75 • 7:30pm, Fri 1/19 LEGACY ART LISTENING ROOM Andrew Saunders, Solo Gamba •Legacy Art SB• RSVP @ www. legacyartsb.com • 7pm, Fri 1/19

Courtesy of CPR Initiative’s 3rd Public Hearing

MARIACHI REYNA DE LOS ANGELES America’s first all-female mariachi • Viva El Arte • Isla Vista Elementary School • Free • 7pm Fr, 1/19.

In Person & Online Activities for Everyone

Chaucer’s Book Signing with Dr. Bella DePaulo

January 19, 2024

CPR Initiative’s 3rd Public Hearing on Climate Action

Lend your voice on how the United States can and should better address climate change when the Climate Protection & Restoration Initiative hosts its third public hearing on climate action at the Community Environmental Council’s Environmental Hub, 1219 State St, from 6 to 8:30pm on Thursday, January 25th. To register for this free event visit http://tinyurl.com/5ys4nf39


THE HANGOUT: A SPACE FOR TEENS Crafts, board games, & video games for grades 7-12 • Eastside Library • Free • 3:30-5:30pm Fr.

Saturday, January 20th CHILDREN

WINTER BIRD COUNT 4 KIDS Ages 8 to 16 are invited to learn the basics of birding • SB Audubon Society • Lake Los Carneros • Free, register in-person before 9:30am • http://tinyurl.com/zje6avtj • 9am-12pm Sa, 1/20. PASEO NUEVO STORYTIME Stories and activities for children of all ages • Paseo Nuevo • Free • 3-3:30pm Sa, 1/20.


GARY GULMAN Gulman continues his Misfit Book Tour, based on his new release • Lobero Theatre • $56.50 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm Sa, 1/20.

40, livestream free • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 10am-4pm Sa, 1/20. COMPOSTING & VERMICOMPOSTING WORKSHOP Learn how to compost your food waste • Eastside Library • Free, register: http://tinyurl.com/2wkn4wy3 • 1-2pm, 2-3pm Sa, 1/20. THE LAND TRUST FOR SB COUNTY 2024 VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT Seeking volunteers to help support public programs • Arroyo Hondo Preserve, Gaviota Coast • 11am Sat, 1/20 GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY'S ELIZABETH SWANAY O'NEAL "FINALLY GET ORGANIZED!" First Presbyterian Church at 21 E. Constance Av • https://SBGen.org • 9:30am Sat, 1/20



MARIACHI REYNA DE LOS ANGELES America’s first all-female mariachi • Viva El Arte • Guadalupe City Hall • Free • 7pm Sa, 1/20.

IFLOURISH WOMEN’S CONFERENCE Conference of speakers working to empower women • The Leta Hotel, 5650 Calle Real • $149 • http://tinyurl.com/44wnt9zv • 9am-3pm Sa, 1/20.

SATURDAYS ON STATE Live music with Joseph Barbosa Duo• Paseo Nuevo • 4pm, Sat 1/20

BOOK SIGNING Explorer and animal communicator Dove Joans, Dolphin Talk • Tecolote Book Store • Free • 3-5pm Sa, 1/20.

11TH ANNUAL SANTA BARBARA BOTANIC GARDEN CONSERVATION SYMPOSIUM Lectures on the theme Tiny Taxa Doing Big Things • Santa Barbara County Education Auditorium • $15-


A MORNING OF MUSHROOMS Family-friendly mushroom crafts, recipes, and storytime • SB Botanic Garden • Free with admission • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 10:30am-12:30pm Sa, 1/20.


UNDERWATER PARKS DAY Free admission to the Sea Center with interactive exhibits and activities • Sea Center, Stearns Wharf • www.sbnature.org • 10am-3pm Sa, 1/20.

Sunday, January 21st LECTURES/MEETINGS

CHAUCER’S BOOK READING & SIGNING With local children's author Gwen Dandridge, Lady of the Tower • Chaucer’s Books • Free • 3pm Su, 1/21.

RIDE OF THE VALKYRIES: OPERA AT THE SYMPHONY! Opera SB joins the SB Symphony for Verdi, Rossini, Puccini, Wagner, and more • Granada Theatre • $35-115 • www.granadasb.org • 7:30pm Sa, 1/20; 3pm Su, 1/21.

ROB RIO "BOSS OF THE BOOGIE" Santa Barbara Blues Society Member Appreciation Show • Unitarian Society of SB • $10, SBBS Members FREE • sbblues.org • 6:45pm, Sa, 1/20

Santa Barbara Ghost Tours Walk with Professor Julie as she shares tales of mystery and history... & meet friendly spirits... Call or text to schedule your walking tour! • 805-905-9019

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STUDENT TEA SESSION: OBSERVATION OPPORTUNITY Observe a Japanese tea ceremony • SB Botanic Garden • Included with admission • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 10am-12:30pm Tu, 1/23.

Wednesday, January 24th

UCSB Arts & Lectures Welcomes Limón Dance Company

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ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP Practice English naturally • Central Library • 5-6pm We, 1/24.

Experience an evening of hypnotic and powerful movements when the Limón Dance Company presents the work of choreographer José Limón and a new commission by contemporary Mexican choreographer Raúl Tamez at the Granada Theatre at 8pm on Saturday, January 27th. For tickets ($20-106) visit www.granadasb.org

CREATIVE QUEST BOOK CLUB 3-session book club to inspire your creative spirit • Central Library, Faulkner Gallery East • Book list and registration: http://tinyurl.com/49pazf6e • 5:306:30pm We, 1/24. CCANDDIDATE FORUM LWV 3rd District Supervisors race • 401 N Fairview, Goleta Union School District Headquarters • 6pm We, 1/24. LE CERCLE FRANÇAIS French conversation, all levels • The Natural Cafe, 361 Hitchcock Way • http://sbfrenchgroup.yolasite.com • Free • 5-6:30pm We.



DREAMLAND- A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF JONI MITCHELL Featuring singer-songwriter Kimberly Ford • SOhO • $15-18 • www.sohosb.com • 7:30pm Su, 1/21. MARIACHI REYNA DE LOS ANGELES America’s first all-female mariachi • Viva El Arte • Marjorie Luke Theatre • Free • 6pm Su, 1/21. CHAMBER ON THE MOUNTAIN Violinist Phillip Levy and Pianist Tae Yeon Lim • Logan House, Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, Upper Ojai • 3pm, Sun 1/21


YOGA ON THE WHARF All levels guided yoga class • Stearns Wharf • Hosted by Power of Your Om, donation-based class • RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/3yfp64k6 • 9am Su, 1/21. OCEAN AMBASSADORS BEACH CLEANUP Show our beach some love • Meet behind Skater's Point skate park and Palm Park parking lot, East Beach • Details: http://tinyurl.com/fkpjn24p • 10am-12pm Su, 1/21. BIRDS OF WINTER WITH REBECCA COULTER Eight-week course of field sessions • SB Museum of Natural History • $95-105 • www.sbnature.org • 8:3010:30am Mo, 1/15, through 3/4.

Monday, January 22nd LECTURES/MEETINGS

WORLD MUSIC SERIES: MARIACHI LAS OLAS DE SB Free mariachi concert • San Miguel Residence Hall Outdoor Stage, UCSB • 12pm We, 1/24.

PARLIAMO! ITALIAN CONVERSATION All levels • The Natural Cafe, 361 Hitchcock Way • http://parliamo.yolasite.com • Free • 5-6:30pm Mon.

JOHN JORGENSON GYPSY JAZZ QUINTET Gypsy jazz concert • SOhO • $30-35 • www.sohosb.com • 7:30pm We, 1/24.

TAI CHI & QIGONG Beginners Welcome • $20 for 1 class/ week, $30 for 2 + classes/week • Community Arts Workshop • 6pm, Mon & Wed

2024 HOMELESS POINT-IN-TIME COUNT Volunteers invited to record individuals experiencing homelessness locally • Across SB County • Get involved: https:// countyofsb.pointintime.info • 5:309am We, 1/24.


DUNGEONS & DRAGONS FOR TEENS Learn how to play D&D, limited to 8 players, grades 7-12 • Central Library, Faulkner Gallery West • Free, register: http://tinyurl.com/2s4j9n66 • 4-7pm Mo, 1/22.

Tuesday, January 23rd LECTURES/MEETINGS

WRITING RITUALS FOR THE NEW YEAR WITH DIANA RAAB, PHD Workshop to help nurture your writing practice • Central Library, Faulkner Gallery East • Free, register: http://tinyurl.com/uujpjhmr • 5:306:30pm Tu, 1/23. CHAUCER’S BOOK SIGNING Social scientist and local author Bella


Thursday, January 25th DANCE

LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO The world’s foremost all-male comic ballet company • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Granada Theatre • $20-106 • www.granadasb.org • 8pm Th, 1/25.


B2B NETWORKING BREAKFAST Network with local businesspeople • SB Chamber of Commerce • SB Zoo • $45-75 • http://tinyurl.com/jftw4jsa • 9-10:30am Th, 1/25.

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Los Lonely Boys at the Lobero

Groove to the “Texican rock & roll” music of Los Lonely Boys with a two-night concert experience at the Lobero Theatre on Friday and Saturday, January 26th and 27th. The first night will see the trio perform an amplified rock concert at 7:30pm, followed by an acoustic show at 7:30pm the following night. For tickets ($45-106) visit www.lobero.org

HUMANITIES DECANTED: LIZ CARLISLE Carlisle discusses her new book, Healing Grounds: Climate, Justice, and the Deep Roots of Regenerative Farming • UCSB IHC, McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB • Free • www.ihc.ucsb.edu • 4-5:30pm Th, 1/25. CPR INITIATIVE’S 3RD PUBLIC HEARING ON CLIMATE ACTION Public Hearing on Climate Action • Community Environmental Council Hub • Free • Register: http://tinyurl. com/5ys4nf39 • 6-8:30pm Th, 1/25. ENVIRONMENTAL SPEAKER SERIES Talk by Senior Rare Plant Conservation Scientist, Heather Schneider, Ph.D. • Channel Islands National Park, 1901 Spinnaker Dr, Ventura • Free, RSVP: www. sbbotanicgarden.org • 7pm Th, 1/25.


YOGA AT THE GARDEN Outdoor guided yoga session • SB Botanic Garden Pritzlaff Conservation Center Lawn • $15-30 • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 9-10am Th, 1/25.

BIRDS OF WINTER Eight-week course with expert birder Guy Tingos • SB Museum of Natural History • $95-105 • www.sbnature.org • 8am-10am Th, 1/11, through 2/29.


BORDER CROSSINGS: EXILE AND AMERICAN MODERN DANCE 1900-1955 Bi-coastal exhibition, book, and symposium • Exhibit, UCSB AD&A Museum, 5:30pm Th, 1/25 • Symposium, UCSB Ballet Studio & Performing Arts Theater, 9:30am Fr, 1/26; 10am Sa, 1/27 • Performance, UCSB Hatlen Theater, 3pm Su, 1/28 • Tickets/info: www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu

Friday, January 26th DANCE

PEÑA FLAMENCA Music education through improvisational flamenco • Flamenco! SB • SB Historical Museum, Covarrubias Adobe • Sold Out, details: http://tinyurl. com/3fx3puzr • 6:30-8pm Fr, 1/26.

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COMPUTER AND INTERNET BASICS Skills for personal and professional growth • Eastside Library • Free, register: http://tinyurl.com/2hkc9h2z • 11am-12pm Fr, 1/26.

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CHUCK GRAHAM BOOK SIGNING Photographer Chuck Graham discusses his book Paddling Into a Natural Balance: Stories of Kayaking & Conservation Around Channel Islands National Park • California Nature Art Museum, 1511 Mission Dr, Solvang • Free • 4:30-6pm Fr, 1/26.

Pretty Woman: The Musical

See director Garry Marshall’s beloved romantic comedy like never before when the American Theatre Guild presents Pretty Woman: The Musical at the Granada Theatre on Monday and Tuesday, January 22nd and 23rd, at 7:30pm. For tickets ($64-139) visit www.granadasb.org 1/27.

THEATRE UNCLE VANYA Chekhov's Great Play presented by Lit Moon Theatre • The heart aches and the dreams fade, but there's vodka • $20-$30 • CAW, 631 Garden • 7:30pm, 1/18-1/20; 4pm 1/21. PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL Musical based on Garry Marshall’s unforgettable romantic comedy • American Theatre Guild • Granada Theatre • $64-139 • www.granadasb.org • 7:30pm Mo, 1/22 & Tu, 1/23. METEOR SHOWER Steve Martin’s comedy about a pre-meteor shower dinner party • Ojai Arts Center Theater • $20-25 • https://ojaiact.org • 7:30pm Fr, 1/26, through 2/18. THE LITTLE MERMAID Dive under the sea with The Adderley School • Center Stage Theater • $8.50-38 • www. centerstagetheater.org • 11am Sa,

WICKED Hear the Wicked Witch of the West’s tale with The Adderley School • Center Stage Theater • $8.50-38 • www. centerstagetheater.org • 12:30pm Sa, 1/27. LOVE LETTERS Intimate, benefit performance starring Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross • Ensemble Theater Company • The New Vic Theater • $40-100 • www.etcsb.org • 2pm Sa, 1/27. AUDITION: LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL Audition for The Theatre Group at SBCC’s summer musical • SBCC campus, audition info: www.theatregroupsbcc.com/ auditions • Singing auditions held 10am-3:30pm Su, 1/27, dancing auditions to follow. BARBIE: THE MUSICAL Tour Barbie Land with The Adderley School students • Center Stage Theater • $8.50-38 • www. centerstagetheater.org • 2:30pm Sa, 1/27; 12pm Su, 1/28. PETER PAN: THE MUSICAL The Adderley School presents J.M. Barrie’s fairytale set to music • Center Stage Theater • $8.50-38 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 2pm Su, 1/28.

BOOK DISCUSSION AND SIGNING Author Jim Fielding, All Pride, No Ego • Central Library Faulkner Gallery, pre-discussion reception at The Crafter’s Library • Free • Reception 5pm, discussion 6pm Fr, 1/26.


CHAHAR BAGH: FOURFOLD GARDEN INDO-PERSIAN MUSICAL COLLABORATION Concert celebrating the shared musical heritage of Iran and India • UCSB Multicultural Center Theater • Free, register: https://mcc.sa.ucsb. edu • 7pm Fr, 1/26. UNCLE UNCLE With Alexandra Riorden and Val Mar Records • SOhO • $12-15 • www.sohosb.com • 8pm Fr, 1/26. LOS LONELY BOYS Texican rock & roll music • Lobero Theatre • $45-106 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm Fr, 1/26 & Sa, 1/27. THE CORWIN CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS: "FOR EUNMI" Concert by pianist Eunmi Ko • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB • Free • http://tinyurl.com/yc6s4jn8 • 7:30pm Fr, 1/26. KENNY METCALF AS ELTON Elton John tribute concert • Chumash Casino • $20 • www. chumashcasino.com/entertainment • 8pm Fr, 1/26.


LANDSCAPE RESTORATION WORK PARTY Help care for Elings Park • Elings Park, details: http://tinyurl. com/35vfbhyu • 8am-1pm Fr, 1/26. FRIDAY BIRD WALK: LAKE LOS CARNEROS Explore and learn about local bird life • SB Audubon Society • Meet in the parking lot by the fire station • Details: http://tinyurl.com/u2xb2cyj • 8:30-10:30am Fr, 1/26. SAN MARCOS HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL GOLF TOURNAMENT Golf to support SMHS Baseball • Glen Annie Golf Club • Players start at $175 • Register: http://tinyurl. com/ytytv69u • 12pm Fr, 1/26.

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Celebrate Underwater Parks Day!

Dive beneath the waves and meet the diverse animals and plants that call the Santa Barbara Channel home when the Sea Center on Stearns Wharf offers free admission from 10am to 3pm during Underwater Parks Day on Saturday, January 20th. Filled with interactive exhibits, storytime, and activities hosted by local nonprofits, Underwater Parks Day is a fun way for locals of all ages to learn about biodiversity and Marine Protected Areas. To learn more about the Sea Center visit www.sbnature.org

Saturday, January 27th COMEDY

KEVIN HART Brand New Material Comedy tour • Arlington Theatre • $99.50-199.50 • www.arlingtontheatresb.com • 7:30pm Sa, 1/27.


LIMÓN DANCE COMPANY New and reconstructed works highlighting choreographer José Limón • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Granada Theatre • $20-106 • www. granadasb.org • 8pm Sa, 1/27.


DESIGNING WITH WATER WISE NATIVE PLANTS Learn how to design your home garden • SB Botanic Garden, Pritzlaff Conservation Center Classroom • $30-45 • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 8:30-11:30am Sa, 1/27.


LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION Honor Lunar New Year with crafts, music, and refreshments • Carpinteria Arts Center • Free • 2-4pm Sa, 1/27.

Sunday, January 28th


ZLATOMIR FUNG Cellist Zlatomir Fung and pianist Benjamin Hochman • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Hahn Hall, UCSB • $10-40 • www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 4pm Su, 1/28. GARETH PEARSON Acoustic guitar concert • SOhO • $20-23 • www.sohosb.com • 7pm Su, 1/28.


WINTER TEA DEMONSTRATION Witness a Chanoyu ceremony • SB Botanic Garden • Included with admission • www.sbbotanicgarden. org • 10:30am-12:30pm Su, 1/28.


THERESA CAPUTO LIVE! Live experience with the Long Island Medium • Arlington Theatre • $49.75 - $134.75 • www.arlingtontheatresb. com • 3-5:20pm Su, 1/28. To have your events included in the calendar, please email event information to calendar@voicesb.com by Tuesday at 3pm.


JOHN DENSMORE IN CONVERSATION WITH ANDREW WINER Musician John Densmore discusses his book The Doors Unhinged • SB Museum of Art, Mary Craig Auditorium • $5-10 • www.sbma.net • 2:30pm Su, 1/28.

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Official Website: ArlingtonTheatreSB.com Fri 1/19: 7pm: Kids Helping Kids JohnnySwim Switchfoot

Thur 2/8: 8pm: SBIFF: Perf. Year Bradely Cooper

Fri 2/9: 8pm: SBIFF: Award Robert Downey Jr.

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Sun 1/28: 3pm: Theresa Caputo Live! Experience

Sat 1/27: 7:30pm: Kevin Hart

Sat 2/10: 8pm: SBIFF: Virtusosos Award

Sun 2/11: 8pm: Thur 2/15: 8pm: Mon 2/19: 8pm: Wed 2/21: 7:30pm: Thu 2/22: 7:30pm: Abraham Verghese Colter Wall SBIFF: Award SBIFF: Mont. Awrd Brian Regan Jeffrey Wright Mark Ruffalo

Tue/Wed 1/27 & 28: Sat 3/2: 7:30pm: Seraglio Folkloric 7:30pm: Balet BANFF Mt. Film Fest

Fri 3/8: 8pm: Gregory Alan Isakov



Sun 3/10: 4pm: The Rat Pack

Fri 4/19: 8pm: Antionio Sanchez Birdman Live!




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Revisiting the Classics: Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Laugh along to the antics of Roger Rabbit, Jessica Rabbit, and reluctant PI Eddie Valiant (actor Bob Hoskins) when UCSB CarseyWolf Center’s Pollock Theater screens the classic comedy-mystery Who Framed Roger Rabbit at 7pm on Thursday, January 25th. The screening will be followed by a conversation with associate producer Steve Starkey and screenwriter Peter S. Seaman. Attendance is free, register at www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu


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I.S.S.* (R): Fri-Sun: 1:40, 4:10, 6:50, 9:15. Mon-Thur: 2:50, 5:15, 7:45. The Beekeeper (R): Fri-Thur: 1:50, 5:45, 8:20. Mean Girls* (PG13): Fri-Sun: 1:20, 4:00, 6:40, 9:25. Mon-Thur: 2:40, 5:25, 8:05. American Fiction* (R): Fri-Thur: 2:20, 5:05, 7:55. Anyone But You (R): Fri-Sun: 1:30, 4:0015, 7:0, 9:35. Mon-Thur: 3:00, 5:35, 8:15. The Boys in the Boat (PG13): Fri-Thur: 2:30, 4:25, 7:20.

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I.S.S.* (R): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:20, 755. Sat/Sun: 2:55, 5:20, 7:55. The Beekeeper (R): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:40, 8:15. Sat/Sun: 3:05, 5:40, 8:15. Soul (PG): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:30. Sat/Sun: 2:45. · Night Swim (PG13): Fri, Mon-Thur: 8:05. Sat/Sun: 5:30, 8:05. Anyone But You (R): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:10, 7:45. Sat/Sun: 2:30, 5:10, 7:45.

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TMNT: MUTANT MAYHEM Screening of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film • UCSB Multicultural Center Theater • Free • 6pm We, 1/24. REVISITING THE CLASSICS: WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT Screening and talk with associate producer Steve Starkey and screenwriter Peter S. Seaman • UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center, Pollock Theater • Free, RSVP: www.carseywolf.ucsb. edu • 7pm Th, 1/25.

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The Boy & the Heron - SUB (PG13): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:50, 7:30. Sat/Sun: 2:05, 4:50, 7:30. Migration(PG): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:10. Sat/Sun: 2:30, 5:10. Wonka (PG): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:00, 7:45. Sat/Sun: 2:15, 5:00, 7:45. The Book of Clarence (PG13): Fri-Thur: 7:55.


The End We Start From (PG13): Fri: Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:30, 8:05. Sat/Sun: 2:30, 5:30, 8:05. American Fiction* (R): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:10, 7:55. Sat/Sun: 2:20, 5:10, 7:55. The Boys in the Boat (PG13): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:50. Sat/Sun: 1:55, 4:50. Ferrari (R): Fri-Thur: 7:45. Poor Things (R): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:00, 8:15. Sat/Sun: 2:10, 5:00, 8:15.

REVISITING THE CLASSICS: WHEN HARRY MET SALLY Screening and post-film discussion with actor Meg Ryan & director Brad Silberling • UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center, Pollock Theater • Sold out, limited first-come seats available • www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu • 7pm Tu, 1/23.

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Get Inflation Picture Right!


By Harlan Green, Special to VOICE

ODAY’S NEWS (1.11.24) that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was “slightly hotter than expected,” per the Wall Street Journal, caused financial markets to plunge on the assumption the Fed will reduce interest rates more slowly than markets would like to reach its two percent inflation target rate. Yet if we look at past history in the above FRED cpi graph dating from 1950, the only time the Fed reached its target rate of two percent inflation for any length of time was right after WWII into the 1960s, and the Great Recession of 2007-2009! So, what does that tell us about monetary policy that is the Feds playing field? It has taken great recessions or WWII into the 1960s (i.e., widest gray bars in graph) to bring down inflation to the Fed’s two percent target. Wow, can acceptable inflation levels only be achieved via recessions? That’s a terrible way to control inflation, in my opinion. In fact, after 1980 and the Paul Volcker Fed era of sky-high interest rates, the U.S. economy grew very well averaging 2.5 to five percent inflation, until December of 2007 and the start of the Great Recession, which was worldwide let us not forget. We even had four years of budget surpluses from 1996 to 2000 during the Clinton administration, and the longest

period of prosperity (ten years) without a recession.

Yet a few Fed Governors are proving reluctant to accept the fact that inflation is in a prolonged down swing, when today’s ‘slightly hotter’ CPI was almost solely due to sticky used car prices and rental rates. The official BLS graph [below] explains the ingredients of CPI inflation best. The biggest inflation drop was energy (black bar), along with food (blue bar), though its Core index was above the All Items index.


So why do Fed Governors keep saying that the unemployment “In December, rate must rise to the Consumer Price lower inflation? New Index for All Urban York Federal Reserve Consumers increased President John Williams, By Harlan Green 0.3 percent, seasonally one of the most influential adjusted, and rose 3.4 Governors, was quoted percent over the last 12 recently at a White Plains, NY months, not seasonally adjusted.” speech per MarketWatch saying U.S. What is the real cause of the inflationary interest rates will likely need to stay high


surge? Most economists now say it was suddenly interrupted supply-chains caused by the pandemic that returned to normal, thus increasing the supply of things and services, not excessive demand because of suddenly wealthy consumers spending too much due to all the pandemic recovery aid.

Economics Professor James Galbraith, son of New Deal Economist John Kenneth Galbraith said, “There is a wave of reporting to the effect that the Fed deserves credit [for the drop in inflation]. But the fact is that the peak in rising prices occurred in June 2022, and that was only three months after the Fed started raising interest rates.” Average hourly private sector wages are the main driver of demand-side inflation (i.e., consumer spending) and they peaked in March 2022 at 5.9 percent. They had already dropped



to 5.4 percent in June 2022, continuing their decline to 4.1 percent in December 2023.


We have had the unemployment rate below four percent for two years, current six-month inflation is hovering at 2.5 percent and still declining, and consumers continue in record numbers to travel and enjoy leisure activities, as I said recently. Why spoil the party unnecessarily with another recession?

Harlan Green © 2024 Follow Harlan Green on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarlanGreen Harlan Green has been the 18-year Editor-Publisher of PopularEconomics.com, a weekly syndicated financial wire service. He writes a Popular Economics Weekly Blog. He is an economic forecaster and teacher of real estate finance with 30-years experience as a banker and mortgage broker. To reach Harlan call (805)452-7696 or email editor@populareconomics.com.

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Montecito Bank & Trust Working to Close the Financial Literacy Gap


By Megan Orloff / Special to VOICE

ORE THAN 2,100 STUDENTS AND ADULTS PARTICIPATED in over 270 hours of financial literacy classes offered by Montecito Bank & Trust (MB&T) associates in 2023. Complete with lessons, activities and in some classes the opportunity to open accounts on the spot, MB&T associates cover foundational topics from establishing goals, determining needs vs wants, budgeting and banking basics, to the importance of saving, understanding credit and investment basics, and protecting one’s information. Janet Garufis, Chairman & CEO, believes that “One of the many ways we can best serve our community is to increase the financial knowledge and create comfortable environments for residents, businesses, and nonprofits to discuss financial matters. Recent studies highlight the growing gap in financial literacy across the country and here in California; our associates are eager to be a part of the solution. By providing this critical information, we can help empower youth and adults to be more prepared with the knowledge they need to make informed financial decisions now and in the future.” Working with schools and client organizations across Santa Barbara and Ventura County, some of the partnerships have included a 3-week series the United Way of Santa Barbara County’s Fun in the Sun Summer program, bi-monthly Zoom classes for adults with the Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura and participation in the annual American Bankers Association Teach Children to Save Day program. After attending one of the Bank’s workshops, a local high school student said, “I have never heard about these topics, so it feels really good to learn about ways I can start saving today to invest in my future, and I am going home and share with my parents too.”

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In partnership with the Audacious Foundation, the Bank also opened over 75 savings accounts for 9th graders in Santa Barbara Unified School District’s Program for Effective Access to College (PEAC). In addition to the Foundation’s $50 opening deposit contribution, MB&T offers a one-time $25 savings incentive to students who maintain at least a $50 balance for six months. Brianna Aguilar, AVP Events & Community Programs Officer at MB&T, notes “This unique program not only provides a financial incentive and inspires financial confidence, but our family night workshop also brings families together to learn about saving and investing and talk through what can be intimidating topics.”

Taking their focus on financial literacy one step further, the Bank has introduced a partnership with Greenlight®, a company whose mission is to empower parents to raise financially smart, independent kids and teens, through an engaging mobile app and debit card. The app’s Level Up™ interactive, curriculum-based financial literacy game engages kids with fun games, quizzes, and lessons that go beyond the National Standards for K-12 Personal Financial Education to empower young people with money skills and confidence. Excited about this partnership, Ms. Garufis commented, “As local families face an increasingly complex financial environment, this partnership offers an innovative, fun, and real-world solution to give kids hands-on money management experience and parents the ability to send money and monitor spending.” Learn more at montecito.bank/personal/additional-services-greenlight

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FTER A 12-WEEK CLOSURE FOR PARK IMPROVEMENTS, the City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department has reopened Leadbetter Beach Park. Improvements included the park’s first turf renovation since its development in 1965. It required a complete regrading of the park’s grassy areas to create a safer, more level surface before installing 1.2 acres of new grass. The recent cool, wet weather impacted the turf renovation, with the growth of the fungus fusarium, but no fungicides or herbicides were used at any point during the renovation process. The park received additional upgrades during the closure, including the installation of 14 new barbecues, one for each picnic site, and refreshed landscaping. The City’s Forestry staff also used the closure to prune the park’s Canary Island date palms. The turf renovation was part of an ongoing initiative by the Parks and Recreation Department to invest in the safety, function, and beauty of the City’s public green spaces after use surged during the pandemic and remains at a record high. “A lot of work goes into maintaining the turf on our athletic fields, but we don’t often have the chance to give the same attention to our passive parks used by so many people in the community,” said Parks Manager Simon Herrera. “We are excited to see this park filled with activity again, and hope people enjoy the improvements.”

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16th Annual Santa Barbara Community Seed Swap


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BENEFIT PERFORMANCE MONA GOLABEK and LEE COHEN Saturday, January 27 at 2:00 p.m. Be charmed by performances from two of ourDirected by favorite actors! Join us for an intimate performance HERSHEY FELDER of A. R. Gurney’s Pulitzer prize finalist Love Letters, starring Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross at The New Vic Theater. Tickets: $40-$100 VIP Ticket: $400 includes a post-show reception with Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross

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of farmland. Now the Sweet Wheel Summerland Farm’s produce cart is a N EXCHANGE OF SEEDS, popular fixture in Summerland, and PLANTS, AND CUTTINGS anonymously nominated locals in need will be welcoming plant lovers, receive free boxes of food farmers, www.arlingtontheatresb.com every week. beekeepers, backyard By Jesse Caverly / VOICE


gardeners, hobbyists, “It’s a lot of work, to and more from all over farm without synthetic Santa Barbara County herbicides and pesticides,” on Sunday, January Ryan said. “Since Santa 28th. Hosted by Santa Barbara Permaculture Barbara Permaculture in walks the walk, this is a downtown Santa Barbara, big honor.” the 16th Annual Santa “Seed swapping is Barbara Community Seed about engaging your Leslie Person Ryan Swap will take place at SB community while sharing Community Arts Workshop, from 11am seeds with friends and neighbors, and to 4pm. exchanging knowledge and ideas,” During the event, 2024’s Local Food Margie Bushman, co-founder and Hero Award will be serving president at presented to Leslie SB Permaculture, said. Person Ryan, president “The magic of seeds, of Sweet Wheel they are our past, they Summerland. Already are our future. Like a classified asBarbara’s a food small computer chip, Santa Premiere Ocean View Apartments desert, Summerland • Every apartment has outstanding ocean views with the very best island and they sunsetare tiny, but they wasviews especially in town.impacted contain vast amounts by the of information, the • 31mudslides one bedroomofapartments, each with granite counter tops and a magnificent view. 2018, cut off from food blueprint for life. ” • Recently updated on a dead end street with a reserved parking spot for each unit. supply chains, with • Only six blocks to the ocean and on a bluff top with mild ocean breezes year round. According to Santa no grocery or have high beamed ceilings and no steps, so easy access for all ages. All the topstores floor units Barbara Permaculture, farmer’s to apartments, there is short term as well as long term • Withmarkets 10 furnished the 16th annual seed offer relief. in When flexibility rental Ryan agreements. swap is an opportunity heard the twoBarbara from this park-like setting. • See thestory best ofofSanta to pass on local seeds local women fighting and plants to future information or to schedule an appointment over theFor lastmore sandwich generations, dance to John at 805-451-4551. in a liquor store, shecall saw a real need for some music, and connect to the circle of providing Summerland residents with life. Besides free seeds there will be special fresh local produce, baked goods, and speakers, exhibitors, children’s activities, OHN HITEHURST artisan products. Property Manager/Owner face painting, and live music. Ryan struck up a relationship For more information, visit • www.SBOceanViewRentals.com www.sbpermaculture.org with805-451-4551 a nearby farmer, learned how to DRE#01050144 Realty Investment driveHome a tractor, and&leased seven acres

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Healing Arts F Photography by Veterans and First Responders

By Isaac Hernández de Lipa / VOICE

IREFIGHTERS AND VETERANS from the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force and have taken over the Faulkner Gallery at the Santa Barbara Central Library for the month of January. Their beautiful photographs, taken as part of a SBCC Continuing Education class, fill the walls.

There was no gallery opening. The artists, Veterans and First Responders, have met here today to have their photo taken by one of their classmates, Rick Carter, U.S. Army Special Forces Green Beret, who served one Tour of Duty in Vietnam.

Front: Rick Carter, Donn Longstreet, Bill Espinosa, Phillip Bennie, Chuck Frazier. Back: How Miller, Nancy Miller, John Ahlman, Henry Wynne, Steve Espinosa. Photo by Richard Carter. Photo by Isaac Hernández de Lipa

The teachers are Bill and Steven Epinosa, U.S. Army and U.S. Navy veterans, the latter having served in Vietnam and as Captain for the Santa Barbara City Fire Department (SBCFD). The brothers took over the class after their teacher Terence Ford moved north.

the U.S. Forest Service before and after serving in Vietnam. He would later become SBCFD Battalion Chief. He added, “We often joke and ride each other. Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy… all banter about their experiences and talents.”

“I am truly motivated to teach this class not so much as to make our students better photographers but to make them feel like someone actually understands and appreciates their Steve and Bill Espinosa, teachers, and some photos Donn sacrifices,” by the former, including portrait of Rudy Gomez Longstreet, retired said Steven. Fire Engineer from SBCFD, chose to show “A sincere thank you goes out to Canon a beautiful portfolio of nature. “When I go USA and SBCC Continuing Education for to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, I become their support and recognition of those who aware that everything is alive; the stone, the served our country and community. Our water, the trees and the sky are all moving students have discovered their inner artist and changing,” Donn said. “Without the through the medium of photography,” resources of this class and its teachers, it added Bill. would not have been possible for me to Landegode Lighthouse, above The Arctic Vietnam Marine Corp veteran Rudy capture my experience and share it with Circle, Norway. October 2023 by Matt Grul Gomez included a poem laid out over a war others.” photograph: “I can't say enough about the technical “My War / Fellow Marines falling and creative skills I've learned in the down all around me / Marine torn in half Espinosa brother's class,” shared Matthew / Mother selling her Daughter for sex / Grul, retired Fire Mechanic after 25 years Dead body being put on a wood stake like with the SBCFD. “They are pushing me to / a dead pig and carried off / War crimes try new techniques and camera settings savagery - body parts / I have seen death that make me realize there is so much more up close / I have been hardened by war / I to learn.” Hate War.” The exhibit is up until January 30th. The poem is surrounded by peaceful Donn Longstreet “Sierra Nevada” The class, Digital Photography: images of nature, as perhaps the best Techniques and Creative Applications in example on how this class helps its students. “We all a Community-Oriented Setting, is open have seen and survived our past experiences, and now to Veterans, First Responders and their have some peace with this class,” Rudy shared. spouses. There are two courses offered, one Rudy is also the subject of a beautiful portrait by on Tuesdays and one on Thursdays (both Steven Espinosa, hanging across the gallery. from 12 noon to 3pm), starting the week of January 22nd. For registration, contact “Along with learning more about photography, Steve spespinosa@pipeline.sbcc.edu we have formed great comrades, in spite of our different service assignments,” noted John Alhman, Santa Barbara native By How Miller, Green Beret and firefighter in

Composite of ‘Central Coast Airfest’, Santa Maria October 15, 2023 by Rick Carter

By John Ahlman

Monument to Discoveries, Lisbon, Portugal, by Bill Espinosa

Photo by Isaac Hernández de Lipa


“Bennie” Phillip, retired firefighter with the United States Air Force at Vandenberg AFB.

Old Spanish Days by Chuck Frazier who enlisted in the US Air Force in 1966 while still in High School.

Monument to Discoveries, Lisbon, Portugal, by Bill Espinosa

World War 2 Veteran, at Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center by Rudy Gomez

Summit for Danny at Elings Park in Santa Barbara by Nancy Miller - “To me it represents the help we get along the way in our struggle with PTSD.”


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Art Venues

• GALLERIES • STUDIOS • • MUSEUMS • PUBLIC PLACES • THE ARTS FUND: La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S Hope Ave • 11-5 We-Su; www. artsfundsb.org • 805-233-3395 ATKINSON GALLERY, SBCC: New Landscapes Part II ~ Jan 22 - Feb 28 • 11-5 Mo-Th; 11-3 Fr • 805-965-0581 x3484 • gallery.sbcc.edu BELLA ROSA GALLERIES: 1103-A State St • 11-5 daily • 805-966-1707


www.ruthellenhoag.com @ruthellenhoag 805-689-0858 ~inquire for studio classes~

THE CARRIAGE AND WESTERN ART MUSEUM: SB History Makers Exhibit featuring Silsby Spalding, WW Hollister, Dixie; Saddle & Carriage Collections • Free • 129 Castillo St • 805-962-2353 • 9-3 Mo-Fr • www.carriagemuseum.org CASA DE LA GUERRA: Haas Adobe Watercolors • $5/Free • 15 East De la Guerra St • 12-4 Th-Su • www.sbthp.org/casadelaguerra

10 WEST GALLERY: 2023 Holiday All-Member Exhibit & Mata Ortiz Pottery ~ Jan 14 • 10 W Anapamu • 11-5 We-Mo • 805-770-7711 • www.10westgallery.com

CASA DOLORES: Christmas and Mexican Nativity Scenes ~ Jan 30, Bandera Ware / traditional outfits ~ ongoing; • 1023 Bath St • 12-4 Tu-Sa • 805-963-1032 • www.casadolores.org

ARCHITECTURAL FDN GALLERY: Uncommon Ground by Scott Johnson ~ Mar 9 • 229 E Victoria • 805-965-6307 • 1–4 Sa & By Appt • www.afsb.org

CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY: Decarbonizing the Built Environment Exhibition / Architectural Projects from AIA Santa Barbara ~ Feb 5 • 105 E Anacapa St, 1st fl • 805-568-3994

ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM, UCSB: Sandy Rodriguez — Unfolding Histories: 200 Years of Resistance ~ Mar 3 • 12-5 Sa-Su • www.museum.ucsb.edu ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY: Environmental Education & Artistic Expression • www.exploreecology.org/art-from-scrap

CLAY STUDIO GALLERY: 1351 Holiday Hill Rd • 805-565-CLAY • 10-4 Daily • www.claystudiosb.org COLETTE COSENTINO ATELIER + GALLERY: 11 W Anapamu St • By Appt • www.colettecosentino.com CORRIDAN GALLERY: 125 N Milpas • 11-6 We-Sa • 805-966-7939 • www.corridan-gallery.com CPC GALLERY: Denise Carey: ARCHISCAPES ~ Jan 2024 • By appt • 36 E Victoria St • Gallery@CPCSB.org CYPRESS GALLERY: 119 E Cypress Av, Lompoc • 1-4 Sa & Su • 805-737-1129 • www.lompocart.org ELIZABETH GORDON GALLERY: Emerging artists from around the country • 15 W Gutierrez • 805-963-1157 • 11–5 Tu-Sa • www.elizabethgordongallery.com

Evening Glow - Douglas Preserve Original Oil Painting by

Ralph Waterhouse Waterhouse Gallery La Arcada at State & Figueroa Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805-962-8885 www.waterhousegallery.com

EL PRESIDIO DE SANTA BÁRBARA: Nihonmachi Revisited; Memorias y Facturas • 123 E Canon Perdido St • 11-4 Th-Su • www.sbthp.org ELVERHØJ MUSEUM: Poetry in Paper ~ Apr 7 • 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang • 805-686-1211 • 11-5 ThMo • www.elverhoj.org

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FAULKNER GALLERY: 60 Photographs by Veterans • 40 E Anapamu St • 10-7 Mo-Th; 10-5 Fri, Sa; 12-5 Sun • 805-962-7653 FAZZINO 3-D STUDIO GALLERY: 3-D original fine art • 529 State St • 805730-9109 • www.Fazzino.com GALLERY 113: SB Art Assn, featured artist: Gerald Zwers ~ Jan • 1114 State St, #8, La Arcada Ct • 805-9656611 • 11-5 Mo-Sa; 1-5 Su • www.gallery113sb.com


Modernist Artist www.jomerit.com JoMeritModern@gmail.com 10 West Gallery

GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: Winter Salon ~ Jan 30 • 2920 Grand Av • 805-6887517 • www.gallerylosolivos.com GANNA WALSKA LOTUSLAND: Closed until Feb • 805.969.9990 • www.lotusland.org GOLETA VALLEY LIBRARY: 500 N. Fairview Av • 10-7 Tu-Th; 10-5:30 Fr & Sa; 1-5 Su • TheGoletaValleyArtAssociation.org HELENA MASON ART GALLERY: 48 Helena Av • 2-6 Fr-Sa • www.helenamasonartgallery.com JAMES MAIN FINE ART: 19th & 20th Fine art & antiques • 27 E De La Guerra St • 12-5 Tu-Sa • Appt Suggested • 805-962-8347 KARPELES MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY & MUSEUM: 21 W Anapamu • 10-4 Tu-Su • 805-962-5322 • https://karpeles.com/museums/sb.php KATHRYNE DESIGNS: Local Artists • 1225 Coast Village Rd, A • 10-5 MoSa; 11-5 Su • 805-565-4700 • http://kathrynedesigns.com LA CUMBRE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS: Three Multi-Artist Galleries at La Cumbre Plaza - Elevate, Fine Line, and Illuminations Galleries • noon-5 Tu-Su • www.lcccasb.com LEGACY ARTS SANTA BARBARA: Personal Collection of the Barrymore’s eclectic paintings & one of a kind sculptures ~ Jan 28 • 1230 State St • 3-8 We-Su • www. CreateLegacyMusic.com

John Behring La Cumbre Center for Creative Arts www.peterandrews61.com The Fine Line Gallery • La Cumbre PLaza

MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Exploration + Innovation • 10-5 Daily • 125 State St • 805-770-5000 • www.moxi.org

PORTICO GALLERY: 1235 Coast Village Rd • Open Daily • 1235 Coast Village Rd • 805-729-8454 • www.porticofinearts.com

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SANTA BARBARA: Changing Nature: recent work by Stephanie Dotson and Madeleine Ignon ~ May 1 • 653 Paseo Nuevo • www.mcasantabarbara.org

PUBLIC MARKET: Quarterly exhibit by local artists: Brice Ciabatti, Melinda Mettler, Summer Howatt ~ Feb 29 • 11-9 Su-We; 11-10 Th-Sa • www.sbpublicmarket.com

MUSEUM OF SENSORY & MOVEMENT EXPERIENCES: La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S. Hope Av #F119 • www.seehearmove.com

RED BARN GALLERY (AT UCSB): By appt • king@theaterdance.ucsb • near bus circle middle of campus

PALM LOFT GALLERY: 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carpinteria • By Appt • 805684-9700 • www.Palmloft.com PATRICIA CLARKE STUDIO: 410 Palm Av, Carpinteria • By Appt • www. patriciaclarkestudio.com • 805-452-7739 PEREGRINE GALLERIES: Early California and American paintings; fine vintage jewelry • 1133 Coast Village Rd • 805-252-9659 • www.peregrine.shop PETER HORJUS DESIGN: Studio & Gallery • 11 W Figueroa St • www.peterhorjus.com

LOMPOC LIBRARY GROSSMAN GALLERY: 501 E North Av, Lompoc • 805-588-3459

SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: New Paintings by Richard Schloss; SB landscapes & sculptor Bud Bottoms • 1321 State St • 12-6 Tu-Sa & By Appt • 805-845-4270 • www.santabarbarafineart.com SANTA BARBARA BOTANIC GARDEN: Depth of Field: Botanical Photography Through the Low-key Lens • 1212 Mission Canyon Rd • 10-5 daily • 805-682-4726 • www.sbbg.org


LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER: Rincon Expressions ~ Mar 3 • 12-4 Th-Su • 865 Linden Av • 805-684-7789 • www.carpinteriaartscenter.org


Print & Virtual Gallery!

MARCIA BURTT GALLERY: Featuring contemporary landscape paintings, prints & books • 517 Laguna St • 1-5 Th-Su • 805-962-5588 • www.artlacuna.com MAUNE CONTEMPORARY: Recognized contemporary artists including Alex Katz, Donald Sultan, Mr. Brainwash, Taher Jaoui, Ted Collier • 1309 State St • 11-5 Tu-Su & By Appt • 805-869-2524 • www.maune.com

SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Artists with disabilities programs, virtual exhibits • 805-260-6705 • www.sbartworks.org

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SANTA BARBARA HISTORICAL MUSEUM: California Missions by Edwin Deakin ~ Feb 18; Seasonal Soirées: Santa Barbara’s Evening Couture 1880-1980 ~ Apr • 136 E De la Guerra • 12-5 We-Su; 12-7 Th • 805-966-1601 • www.sbhistorical.org SANTA BARBARA MARITIME MUSEUM: 150 Years of Harbor History ~ Jan 21; The Chumash, Whaling, Commercial Diving, Surfing, Shipwrecks, First Order Fresnel Lens, and Santa Barbara Lighthouse Women Keepers ~ Ongoing • 113 Harbor Way, Ste 190 • 10-5 Th-Su • 805-9628404 • www.SBMM.org SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART: The Human Presence ~ Jan 21; From Copper Plate to Collotype ~ Jan 28; Inside/Outside ~ Feb 18; Portrait of Mexico Today; Highlights ~ Ongoing • 1130 State St • 11-5 Tu-Su ; 11-8 Th • 805-963-4364 • www.sbma.net SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Voyages of Discovery: Natural History Exploration ~ Mar 10; Images of Infinity ~ Apr 30; Mineral exhibition & Prehistoric Forest: Discover Dinosaurs in the Wild ~ ongoing • 2559 Puesta del Sol • 10-5 We-Su • www.sbnature.org SANTA BARBARA SEA CENTER: Dive In: Our Changing Channel ~ Ongoing • 211 Stearns Wharf • 10-5 Daily • 805-682-4711 • www.sbnature.org

Art Events SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: 2375 Foothill Rd • 10-6 Daily • 805-682-4722 • www.2ndfridaysart.com

TAMSEN GALLERY: Work by Robert W. Firestone • 911.5 State St • 12-5 We-Su • 805-705-2208 • www.tamsengallery.com

SLICE OF LIGHT GALLERY: Earth & Space Fine Art Photography by JK Lovelace • 9 W Figueroa St • Mo-Fr 10-5 • 805-354-5552 • www.sliceoflight.com

UCSB LIBRARY: Cultura Cura: 50 Years of Self Help Graphics in East LA ~ June 21 • www.library.ucsb.edu

SILO 118: Silos at the Silo, Photography by David Rubenstein & Sculpture by Jim McAninch ~ Jan • 118 Gray Av • 12-5 Th-Sa/By Appt • www.silo118.com STEWART FINE ART: Early California Plein Air Paintings + European Fine Art + Antiques • 539 San Ysidro Rd • 11-5:30 Mo-Sa • 805-845-0255 SULLIVAN GOSS: Points of Origin ~ Jan 22; Winter Salon II ~ Jan 26; The Sublime: Where Words Fail ~ Feb 26 • 11 E Anapamu St • 10-5:30 daily • 805-730-1460 • www.sullivangoss.com SUSAN QUINLAN DOLL & TEDDY BEAR MUSEUM: 122 W. Canon Perdido • 11-4 Fr-Sa; Su-Th by appt • 805-687-4623 • www.quinlanmuseum.com SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE: Art Of The Western Saddle • 3596 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez • 12-4 Sa, Su • 805-688-7889 • www.santaynezmuseum.org

LA CUMBRE PLAZA 3RD FRIDAY ARTWALK: Come see 75 Artists at one address • State & Hope • 5-8pm Fr, 1/19. OPENING RECEPTION: POETRY IN PAPER • Karen Bit Vejle will be honored for her psaligraphy, the art of drawing with scissors & paper • Elverhøj Museum, 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang • Free • 4-6pm Sa, 1/20.

VOICE GALLERY: Dorothy Churchill Johnson Retrospective ~ Jan 30 • La Cumbre Plaza H-124 • 10-5:30 M-F; Sa & 1-5 Su • 805-9656448 • www.voicesb.art WATERHOUSE GALLERY MONTECITO: Notable CA & National Artists • 1187 Coast Village Rd • 11-5 Mo-Su • 805-962-8885 • www.waterhousegallery.com WATERHOUSE GALLERY SB: Notable CA & National Artists • La Arcada Ct, 1114 State St, #9 • 11-5 Mo-Sa • 805-962-8885 • www.waterhousegallery.com

CRAFTERNOONS AGES 5+ • Every Thursday • Art From Scrap, 302 E Cota St • $8 • 3:30-5pm Th, 1/18 & 25. RECEPTION: RINCON EXPRESSIONS • Local art show celebrating all things Rincon • Carpinteria Arts Center • Free • www.carpinteriaartscenter.org • 4-6pm Su, 1/21. SUMMER SOLSTICE POSTER ARTS CONTEST ART EXHIBITION • Legacy Arts Santa Barbara - Vote for your favorites! • 1230 State St • 5-9pm Tu, Jan 23.

WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART: Camille Corot to Orthodox Icons: Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree’s Gifts to the Collection ~ Mar 23 • www.westmont.edu/museum

SB ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW • Local artists & artisans • Free • 236 E Cabrillo Blvd • 10-5 Su.

WILDLING MUSEUM: Message in a Bottle | Elizabeth Criss ~ Feb 24; CA National Parks: Stories of Water ~ Feb 19 • 1511 B Mission Dr, Solvang • 11-4 Mo, Th, Fr; 11-5 Sa & Su • www.wildlingmuseum.org

CARPINTERIA CREATIVE ARTS • Shop locally made pottery, beach art, cards, jewelry, and sewn articles • 8th St & Linden Av • Free • 2:30-6 Th.


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Cuenta de punto en tiempo 2024 Miércoles, 24 de enero de 2024 5:30am - 9:00am

Se necesitan voluntarios el miércoles 24 de enero, de 5:30am a 9:00am para ayudar con la cuenta anual de personas sin hogar en nuestra comunidad. NECESITAMOS SU AYUDA 1. Regístrese en countyofsb.pointintime.info antes del 19 de enero 2. Asista a una sesión de entrenamiento virtual o en persona (ofrecidas entre el 15 al 19 de enero de 2024) 3. Preséntese el 24 de enero en su centro logístico designado countyofsb.pointintime.info


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Point In Time Count Wed, Jan 24, 2024 5:30 am - 9:00 am

Volunteers needed on Wednesday, January 24th, 5:30am - 9:00am to assist with the annual count of those experiencing homelessness in our community. WE NEED YOUR HELP 1. Register at countyofsb.pointintime.info by January 19 2. Attend a virtual or in-person training session (offered January 15 - 19, 2024) 3. Show up January 24 at your designated logistics center countyofsb.pointintime.info


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