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Whale Heritage Area

The Santa Barbara Channel has the unique honor of being designated a Whale Heritage Area 9

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In This Issue Harlan Green: Economic Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 13, 14 Daniel Kepl: State Street Ballet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Galleries & Art Venues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1 , 3 2 - 3 5 Robert Adams: Cinema. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 ARTOBER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 3 Community Market & Legals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25 David Gress: Tree of the Month. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 John Palminteri’s Community Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Broadway Star

Kristin Chenoweth For The Girls

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Walk on the fun side this 1st Thursday!

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Ghostly fun for the next week!

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Gimme A Break, by Morgan Green


Cover image courtesy of UCSB Arts & Lectures

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West Coast Premiere

Midori with Festival Strings Lucerne

Daniel Dodds, Leader and Artistic Director Wed, Nov 8 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre Tickets start at $40 / $19 UCSB students Program includes Honegger, Schumann and Beethoven’s 7th Symphony Visionary violinist, educator and activist Midori returns to Santa Barbara for the first time in a decade to celebrate the music of Beethoven and transfix audiences in this performance with Europe’s most distinguished string orchestra.

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Chenoweth Returns To Perform at The Granada on the Heels of

Kristin Chenoweth will play The Granada Theatre at 7pm November 5th


ITH A VOICE THAT FILLS THE GRANADA THEATRE with crisp inviting music, Kristin Chenoweth returns to Santa Barbara to perform a rollicking Cabaret called For the Girls, paying tribute to great women singers. Hosted by UCSB Arts & Lectures, the performance is set for November 5th at 7pm. “I hope audiences, when they hear For The Girls, are reminded of the greatest female singers of our time,” said Chenoweth in a Playbill.com video about the show. Chenoweth has performed to soldout audiences across the world, including at Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall. As the originator of the role Glinda in Wicked, Chenoweth is currently celebrating the 20th anniversary of opening the century’s most successful Broadway show.

www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu West Coast Premiere

Midori with

Photo by John Russo

Her Wicked Anniversary

In 2015, Chenoweth earned a Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for her lead role in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s On the Twentieth Century. She also earned nominations for a Tony Award and a Drama League Award. Chenoweth is slated to star as Madeline in the musical comedy Death Becomes Her, an in-the-works adaptation of the 1992 film directed by Robert Zemeckis.

Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin) has said that he wrote the Glinda part

for Chenoweth, who in turn has blessed Ariana Grande’s upcoming Glinda portrayal in the 2024 movie.

such iconic artists as Barbra Streisand, Lesley Gore, Linda Ronstadt, Dinah Washington, Dolly Parton, and more.

Chenoweth is an Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer who was born and raised in Oklahoma, where she studied opera. Her career spans film, television, voiceover, and stage. She received a Tony Award for her performance as Sally Brown in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown in 1999.

This performance promises to be an amplification of the album with Chenoweth fêting the voices and women who went before and who are still kicking up their heels and singing!

In 2015, Chenoweth received a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “With her charming and conspiratorial style, Chenoweth cultivates a warm and intimate atmosphere, telling stories and joking with her band and backup singers, wrote The New York Times. “For the Girls… exudes the snuggly promise of a slumber party.” Her album For The Girls is a heartfelt tribute to the great female singers throughout history, particularly some of the star’s own heroes and friends. Guest artists include Ariana Grande, Dolly Parton, Jennifer Hudson, and Reba McEntire. The album includes Chenoweth’s personally charged interpretations of classic songs identified with

A multi-talented person, Chenoweth is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, A Little Bit Wicked: Life, Love, and Faith in Stages published in 2009, and the children’s picture book, What Will I Do with My Love Today?, published in 2022. Her most recent writing effort, I’m No Philosopher, But I Got Thoughts, an inspiring high-design, colorful book featuring philosophical-ish musings on connection, creativity, loss, love, and closure is soon to be published. Chenoweth is a graduate of Oklahoma City University with a Master’s degree in Opera Performance. She is an inductee into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, as well as the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

On the small screen, Chenoweth starred in the second season of NBC’s hit comedy series Trial & Error, receiving critical acclaim for her performance as heiress Lavinia Peck-Foster. She was seen in the Starz original series American Gods, where she reunited with executive producer Bryan Fuller in the role of Easter. She is also well known for her roles on NBC’s The West Wing, Fox’s Glee, and Apple TV+’s Schmigadoon! as well as appearances in Disney’s Descendants, and The Muppets. For Granada Wicked fans, the concert will be the chance to spend the evening with their original Glinda and celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary. Kristin Chenoweth is presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures, with supporting sponsors: John Kuelbs and Anne Smith Towbes, with a special thanks to the Santa Barbara Independent. UCSB Arts & Lectures gratefully acknowledges their Community Partners the Natalie Orfalea Foundation & Lou Buglioli for their generous support of the 2023-2024 season. For tickets ($125 Gold Circle / $100 / $75 / $50 / $20 UCSB students Current student ID required) 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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October 27, 2023

Ceylon International Film Festival opens with Lamp Lighting and High Tea


ALKING THE RED CARPET, film makers, public officials, and local dignitaries all joined together during the invitation only opening night ceremonies of the 2nd Ceylon International Film Festival at Direct Relief International’s Hatch Hall, last Monday. The Festival will run through Saturday, October 28th.

Daily free films screenings and panel talks will continue daily through Friday, October 27th, starting at 4:30pm at Direct Relief International’s Hatch Hall. During the week, CEYIFF 2023 will screen four feature films and 15 accompanying shorts selected by a jury of industry professionals from California and Sri Lanka. The broad array of films includes features from Sri Lanka, Japan, and the USA encompassing fiction, documentaries, and animation.

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Aruni Boteju, the Festival Director, welcomed the audience, introduced guests, and lead the lamp lighting and Ceylon High Tea Ceremony.

The audience watched the opening documentary movie The Genius of the Place: The Life and Work of Geoffrey Bawa, Sri Lanka’s Premier Architect.

Opening night began with a traditional lamp lighting and high tea.


The program will include a classic of Sri Lankan cinema, The Rainy Day, by Bhadraji Mahinda Jayathilaka, who will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award during the Awards Gala. CEYIFF 2023 concludes on Saturday, October 28th at the Lobero Theatre, with a full day program:

1st District Supervisor Das Williams, CEYIFF Managing Director Aruni Boteju, and SB Mayor Randy Rowse

1:30pm (Film Screening) 4:30pm (Awards Gala): A red carpet Awards Gala follows the film screening at 4:30pm. The Awards Gala will feature a variety of music, dance, and cinematic performances by renowned Sri Lankan, South Indian, and Hispanic artists. 7:30pm (Reception): The night concludes with a VIP reception in the Lobero Courtyard with food and drink from local purveyors, starting at 7:30pm. For centuries, Ceylon tea has been widely acknowledged as the best in the world. Tuesday through Friday, Ceylon tea will be available to the general public, free of charge, at Direct Relief International, sponsored by Hendrick’s Tea House. For more information visit: https://ceyiff.com/

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Santa Barbara Channel Designated

Whale Heritage Area W “Whale Heritage Areas are becoming the gold standard for responsible whale watching designations worldwide,” said Jean-Michel Cousteau, President and CEO, Ocean Futures Society and Honorary President of World Cetacean Alliance. “But they also have so much more to offer. By interweaving natural and cultural elements and placing communities at their very heart, these areas will become places where people respect, celebrate, and protect cetaceans and their ocean home long into the future. I am very excited to finally have one of these Whale Hiroko Benko, Co-Director of the area Heritage Areas in my hometown of Santa Barbara.”

Holly Lohuis, Co-Director of the area

Jean-Michel Cousteau, President and CEO, Ocean Futures Society

The Santa Barbara Channel, internationally recognized for marine reserves and its ecosystems, has long been home for over 25 different species of cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) including resident common dolphins and bottlenose dolphins, plus visiting species of dolphins: Risso’s dolphins, Pacific white-sided dolphins, Dall’s porpoises, and occasionally Orcas. Larger whales, like Blue Whales, Fin Whales, and Humpback Whales feed seasonally in the Santa Barbara Channel. Also, more than 15,000 Pacific Gray Whales migrate through the channel on their way to their breeding grounds in Baja, Mexico in the winter and their feeding grounds in the Arctic in the summer. “I am thrilled that the Whale Heritage Area has come to fruition, especially because my late husband, Fred Benko, first promoted the Santa Barbara Channel as a safe whale watching destnation,” said Hiroko Benko, owner of the Condor Express, and co-director of the aera.

“World Animal Protection and our partners are breaking new ground Greg Gorga, Exec. in the world of responsible and Director SB Maritime Museum sustainable tourism,” shared Cameron Harsh, U.S. director of programs for World Animal Protection. “Now travelers will be able to discover amazing destinations for responsibly seeing animals in the wild—one of which we are proud to say is right here in the U.S. The Santa

Barbara community is making the protection of wild animals and their homes a clear priority for local tourism, and it is our hope that many other places across the U.S. follow their lead.”

According to both organizations, the designation highlights the region’s commitment to promoting responsible ecotourism, providing more ocean educational opportunities, supporting on-going research and conservation efforts, and honoring the timeless cultural connection we have to whales. Together these two organizations have launched a new global program, Wildlife Heritage Areas, as the larger initiative to support a coalition of responsible travel businesses with wildlife conservation. “Whales have the power to touch our hearts, inspire our minds, and deepen our connection to the natural world,” said Holly Lohuis, co-director of SBCWHA, a local naturalist and marine educator with Island Packers, Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, and Ocean Futures Society. “By appreciating and protecting these magnificent creatures, our hope is we not only enhance their lives but also cultivate our own sense of empathy, wonder, and responsibility towards the planet we share.” “The Santa Barbara Channel Whale Heritage Area aims to honor our cultural connection to whales – past, present, and future. Deep-rooted in the local human history and mythology, whales hold significant cultural and spiritual significance, starting with the Chumash, the first known mariners in our local waters,” reads an announcement from the SBCWHA. Co-directors of the Santa Barbara Channel Whale Heritage Area are Hiroko Benko and Holly Lohuis. For more information visit www.sbwhaleheritage.org

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HALES AND THEIR HISTORIC PLACE IN THE SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL have been recognized by the World Cetacean Alliance and World Animal Protection, with the designation of the Santa Barbara Channel Whale Heritage Area, making it the 9th site in the world and the second site in the United States.



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Retail Sales Will Save Us


By Harlan Green, Special to VOICE

HE DEBATE IS RAGING on whether the Fed will begin to lower their shortterm rates in time to prevent a recession. A number of pundits and economists, such as Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman, have said the inflation battle has been won. And most Fed Governors are now saying they should not raise interest rates any higher.

The problem is the bond market doesn’t’ believe so, even believes the latest robust economic data show growth not slowing enough to pacify the Fed, hence 10-year and 30-year bond yields are soaring above four percent and fixed mortgage rates above seven percent in the expectation that the Fed will cause a recession.

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Well, retail sales might save us from a recession. Sales are surging, far above consensus estimates, recovering from negative sales growth in February and March 2023. Consumers are supposed to slow spending when the Fed raises the cost of borrowing, aren’t they? What is going on?

I said last week economic growth is increasing because there has been a huge surge in job formation—336,000 new jobs in September alone with higher revisions in the past two months. And wages are now rising faster than inflation for the first time in years, so why wouldn’t consumers want to spend with the upcoming holidays?

“Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for September 2023, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $704.9 billion, up 0.7 percent (±0.5 percent) from the previous month, and up 3.8 percent (±0.7 percent) above September 2022,” said the Census Bureau’s press release.

And we have the Atlanta Fed in its latest forecast saying, “The GDPNow model estimate for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the third quarter of 2023 is 5.1 percent on October 10, up from 4.9 percent on October 5. The consensus for Q3 economic GDP growth is a bit lower, probably in the 3-4 percent range. I maintain there’s also another reason, a rise in what is called multifactor productivity, which measures capital inputs (machines, new technologies) as well as labor productivity, and it is soaring per the below FRED graph. It rose to 3.6 percent in 2021 from zero in 2020. This will create a greater supply of things, which puts downward pressure on prices, as do more workers producing more. Is it because of the increased use of AI, which is a capital input? That’s too soon to know, but Doctors are already reporting more accurate diagnoses using AI to quickly find bad genes to determine what should be done with a cancer tumor.


“Over the last decade, the supply chain landscape has witnessed a transformative evolution, largely propelled by technological advancements. Such innovations as AI, the Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain and sophisticated data analytics have automated and optimized various aspects of supply management,” said an Institute for Supply Management article on automation.

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara Accepting Applications for 2024-25


PPLICATIONS FOR FINANCIAL AID for the 2024-2025 academic year are now being accepted by the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. Eligibility requirements and application instructions are available online at www.sbscholarship.org.

The Scholarship Foundation reviewed 3,477 applications during its recently concluded scholarship awards cycle. In May, the organization awarded nearly $7.2 million in scholarships to 1,864 Santa Barbara County students. Scholarship awards for undergraduates at four-year schools averaged $3,331; graduate student awards (excluding those for medical school) averaged $6,080. The Scholarship Foundation also supports students pursuing vocational training. “Our scholarships are increasingly important to students and families planning for college. Applicants who have questions or need assistance are encouraged to seek out our knowledgeable program advisors. They are an excellent resource for residents throughout the county,” said Scholarship Foundation President and CEO Melinda Cabrera. The deadline to apply for financial aid from the Scholarship Foundation is January 31st, 2024. www.sbscholarship.org

The real key to staying fully employed while taming inflationary surges is also to avoid too much geopolitical uncertainty (wars), and preparing better for future pandemics that disrupt said supply chains. Harlan Green © 2023 Follow Harlan Green on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarlanGreen Harlan Green has been the 16-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. 10.27.23 ~ 1 insertion display ad: 4.875 by 2.9375 (1/8th page) from Mary Ternovskaya • City Council Meeting = $98


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Music Academy Fellows To Travel & Perform In London FF TO LONDON THIS FALL, twelve Music Academy Fellows have been chosen to perform with the London Symphony Orchestra as part of an exchange called 12 MAX. The lucky travelers were adjudicated from 72 instrumental fellows who auditioned. “Music Academy makes an unparalleled investment in the creative futures of its fellows and alums through these competitions. In addition to significant financial support, awardees receive unique, educational experiences and careeradvancing opportunities,” commented Jamie Broumas, Music Academy Chief Artistic Officer. Five LSO guest musicians David Cohen, Gareth Davies, Clare Duckworth, Peter Moore, and Nigel Thomas worked with the fellows in person this summer and held the auditions. The Music Academy will send the cohort to London this fall to train and perform alongside the LSO. The intensive, ten-day residency includes lessons and coaching with LSO members. Each fellow receives a $1,500 award, plus travel, housing, and meals. They will perform under the baton of Susanna Mälkki at the Barbican Centre on November 30th and December 3rd. The Music Academy and the London Symphony Orchestra have had a vibrant partnership spanning six years. This transatlantic collaboration has provided 75 Music Academy alums with an opportunity to work with some of the world’s top conductors, perform side by side with LSO musicians, experience the European approach to music making, and share best practices in education and community engagement. Mary La Blanc, who is one of the 12 MAX fellows, agreed to answer a few questions about her experience with the Academy so far. VOICE: What is your favorite piece in the percussion repertoire?

Mary La Blanc: The first percussion chamber music piece I ever performed in middle school was Steve Reich’s Music for Pieces of Wood, so that will always hold a dear place in my heart. Reich was my first introduction to minimalism, and it taught

me at a young age the importance of internal pulse, groove, and the concept of viewing time from multiple perspectives. His music is still some of my favorite to perform today.

VOICE: What are you looking forward to in London with the LSO? What do you hope to get from the experience?

VOICE: Do you draw inspiration from any particular percussionists?

La Blanc: So many! Too many to name here, in fact. I will say that I actively sought out the percussionists I admired to be my teachers. Being from California, I always looked up to the musicians of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and I was lucky enough to be able to study with Jim Babor and Joe Pereira for my undergraduate degree. My equal admiration for the Mary La Blanc New York Philharmonic brought me to study at Juilliard, where I’m able to work with Dan Druckman, Markus Rhoten, and Greg Zuber. Photos by Zach Mendez


By Mark Whitehurst / VOICE

VOICE: Do you have a mentor? If so, how did this relationship develop or begin?

La Blanc: My current mentor would be my primary teacher at Juilliard, Dan Druckman. I am now in my second year studying with him, and he continually inspires me. His relentless attention to the smallest details can really bring out the character of any passage. He is always searching for the right sound - whether that’s the right stick, the right instrument, or the right touch - to bring a piece to life. That’s something I strive to achieve in my own playing. VOICE: Is there a special moment performing that you could share with us?

La Blanc: It is always a special moment when you can share the stage with your faculty members. This past summer at Music Academy, there were several concerts where Mike Werner joined us in the section. One of them was Holst’s The Planets, where I played Timpani I. It’s always such a fun part to play!

La Blanc: I had a wonderful time over my last two summers at Music Academy getting to know Nigel Thomas and Neil Percy from the LSO, so I look forward to meeting the rest of the percussion section and seeing how they play as a unit. I also look forward to working with Susanna Mälkki. I’ve seen numerous of her performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, so it will be an exciting experience to be on the other side of the baton. VOICE: Is there a recording that you return to for inspiration?

La Blanc: John Williams’ music always inspires me, and it’s hard to beat the original LSO recording of Star Wars. I’m sure that recording has played a large role in many of our childhoods, and it will be such an amazing experience to share the stage with the orchestra that recorded it. VOICE: How has your experience with the Music Academy shaped you as a performer and shaped your career?

La Blanc: Music Academy not only provided me with ample performance opportunities and lessons with top faculty within the festival, but also allowed me to create lasting connections with fellows that have blossomed into new projects. I have multiple projects upcoming in the spring, including my graduation recital, which will involve multiple Music Academy alumni. Support for the London Symphony Orchestra partnership has been provided in part by Linda and Michael Keston. Find out more at www.musicacademy.org

2023 MAX Fellows: Chandler Currier tuba, Luke Sieve bass trombone, Michail Thompson trumpet, Tim Rinehart double bass, Oliver Leitner violin, Aaron You-Xin Li violin, Molly Prow viola, Sarah Bobrow bassoon, Mary La Blanc percussion, Alejandro Lombo flute, Jiho Seo cello, and Patrick Baek cello


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Eder Gaona-Macedo Selected to Lead The Fund for Santa Barbara EDER GAONA-MACED has been selected to be The Fund for Santa Barbara’s next Executive Director effective November 6th. He brings more than a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector including serving as the Senior Officer for Community Engaged Research at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC). He is also the former Executive Director for Future Eder Gaona-Macedo Leaders of America, an organization that provides leadership and education experiences to Latinx youth in California. During his seven-year tenure, FLA increased its budget from $150K to $2M/year. In 2018, Gaona-Macedo co-founded the 805undocufund alongside CAUSE, MICOP, the McCune Foundation, and the Ventura County Community Foundation. The 805undocufund offers disaster relief to undocumented immigrants in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties during natural disasters, climate-related events, and pandemics. In 2020, under his leadership, the 805undocufund distributed more than $6.1M dollars to 4,500 undocumented families impacted by the COVID19 pandemic. Gaona-Macedo resides in Santa Maria with his wife Gloria and two puppies Pequitas and Chickis. www. fundforsantabarbara.org

Ally Meier Joins Arlington Financial Advisors ALLY MEIER, a Certified Financial Planner, has joined Arlington Financial Advisors, a local financial planning company. “We are beyond delighted to welcome Ally to our team,” said Managing Partner Joseph Weiland, CFP. “The addition of Ally Meier to Arlington Financial Advisors signals the continuation of our growth and success as we partner with the community.”

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Program to Help Seniors Build Skills for Self-Sufficiency


ENIORS HAVE A NEW RESOURCE TO HELP THEM RETAIN THEIR INDEPENDENCE, increase social interaction, and improve quality of life. Family Service Agency (FSA) has launched the innovative Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives (PEARLS) to enhance older adults’ well-being. PEARLS aims to empower individuals with the skills and tools they need to thrive. PEARLS is free to Santa Barbara County residents 60 and older and is operated by FSA, which includes the Santa Maria Valley Youth & Family Center, and the Little House by the Park. The program focuses on helping participants increase successful problemsolving, enabling them to approach life’s difficulties with greater confidence, and effectiveness. PEARLS offers personalized support, allowing participants to work with trained professionals (coaches) who tailor their guidance to the senior’s unique needs and circumstances. Conversations take place in an older adult’s home or a community-based setting that is more

accessible and comfortable for the senior. PEARLS also allows for coordination with their current health care providers where appropriate. PEARLS is modeled after the original PEARLS program developed by the University of Washington. Funding is provided through a grant from the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC). To learn more, visit www.fsacares.org/pearls. Santa Barbara residents can call 805-965-1001 x 1408. Lompoc and Santa Maria seniors can call 805-735-4376 x 3801.

Meier graduated from UCSB with a degree in economics and a minor in applied psychology. She has worked in the financial services industry for over seven years. 805-699-7300 • info@arlingtonfa.com • www.arlingtonfinancialadvisors.com

Carpinteria Children’s Project Selects First Development Director TIFFANY LOPEZ has been seleceted Carpinteria Children’s Project’s first-ever Development Director. She began serving the organization, which prepares Carpinteria Valley children to enter kindergarten ready for success, in her new role on October 10th. Lopez brings 15 years of nonprofit management experience and a decade of development experience. She is a certified Toastmaster and a certified meeting planner. Additionally, she is a graduate of the Women’s Economic Ventures SET program and holds a certification for marketing and fundraising for nonprofit organizations from Cal Lutheran University.

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An Oxnard native, Lopez received her Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Sacramento, in Political Science. Lopez is a graduate of The Ventura County Leadership Academy. She is a founding Ventura County Young Leaders Society member. Lopez serves as Chairwoman for the City of Oxnard Commission on Community Relations. Lopez enjoys yoga, tennis, traveling, and spending time with her family and dog, Tobi, during her spare time. www. carpchildren.org

Dunn Named Development Director at the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara LYNNRAE DUNN, whose career in education philanthropy has spanned more than two decades, has been appointed director of development for the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara effective October 23rd. A native of Napa, California, and a first-generation college graduate, Dunn earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina, graduating summa cum laude. She began her career at San Francisco Theological Seminary in alumni relations and was soon promoted to director of development, and later associate vice president of development. She subsequently joined Loyola LynnRae Dunn Marymount University as director of major gifts for Loyola Law School. Most recently, she served as director of philanthropy for Dunn School in Los Olivos. The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara is the nation’s largest community-based provider of college scholarships, having cumulatively awarded in excess of $150 million to more than 60,000 county students since its founding in 1962. www.sbscholarship.org

Harding University Partnership School Receives National Certification for Outdoor Classroom


By Ed Zuchelli / SB Unified

HE OUTDOOR CLASSROOM AT HARDING UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP SCHOOL (HUPS) was named a Certified Nature Explore Classroom. The award was presented after HUPS opened its new outdoor learning space last spring. The project transformed an old interior playground into a rich outdoor classroom that features a pollinator garden, a stage, an art zone, a balance zone, and a construction zone, along with other features that encourage learning through exploration. The new certification was awarded by the Nature Explore program, which is a division of the nonprofit Dimensions Educational Research Foundation. In conjunction with the Harding Makerspace, the newly certified Nature Explore Classroom offers young students a variety of interactive elements that build creativity, imagination, and innovation while developing a depth of knowledge in environmental literacy. “This project represents all the possibilities that span the Cities of Santa Barbara and Goleta. Students are born as natural scientists, and as they grow and develop, educators nurture this curiosity and facilitate their critical thinking and development,” said Dr. Hilda Maldonado, superintendent. Harding University Partnership School’s Nature Explore Classroom was a vision created by a team of master educators, UCSB researchers, and landscape architects in response to the documented growing disconnect between children and nature. “The positive impact on students can already be seen at HUPS as they work and play together using observation, language and student agency in creating additions to their outdoor environment,” principal Veronica Binkley. Harding joins an ever-expanding network of more than 500 like-minded Outdoor Classrooms nationwide.

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Photos by Sigrid Toye

Harbor & Seafood Fest a Hit!


By Sigrid Toye, Special to VOICE

ALK ABOUT POPULAR CROWDED ATTRACTIONS... last weekend’s yearly Harbor and Seafood Festival was one spectacular event judging by the reams of visitors that flooded the Santa Barbara Harbor. Although I’ve been covering this event for many years, I have never, EVER seen so many people as I did on the glorious sunny day of Saturday, October 21st. Arriving from Ventura, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara counties – and farther as one happy seafood lover from Los Angeles revealed - this family event seemed to be the ‘go-to’ place to see and be seen! Opportunities to sample local seafood were located everywhere in the harbor offering a selection of lobster, crab, prawns, sea urchins, and a variety of fish from the Channel ,as well as a few additional surprises from out of town - ‘gator’ and frog legs (believe it or not!). People were clamoring at each stand for their share of the bounty and, of course, lined up around the ice cream stand for a tall cone as dessert.

the World Cetacean Alliance and the World Animal Protection as the 9th Whale Heritage (Site) Area in the world, and only the 2nd in the United States, officially as the Santa Barbara Channel Whale Heritage Area (SBCWHA). Read more about SBCWHA in this issue on page 9. This designation highlights Santa Barbara’s commitment to promoting responsible ecotourism, providing more ocean educational opportunities, supporting on-going research, and honoring the timeless cultural connection the California coast has to whales and their protection. Stay tuned for more about SBCWHA activities. www.sbwhaleheritage.org 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

From my vantage point, the greatest problem of the day was where to sit while noshing fresh seafood, as every wall along the walkway was bumper-to-bumper with happy eaters. Those unseated unfortunates spooned the tasty treats on the hoof. Nonetheless, all had smiles on their faces with or without seating! As I wandered along the harbor ogling the various displays my eye caught a Harbor Patrol boat aside the dock welcoming visitors. Three friendly greeters standing on deck described what it was like to serve and protect our Santa Barbara waterfront. Officer Stella Nicodemus summed it up for all three: “This is a wonderful place to be, something I always wanted to do.” Nicodemus began as a life guard and later acted as crew on a Harbor Patrol boat. She eventually joined the Patrol as an officer, a position crew member Alex Szymczak hopes to achieve as well. To the tune of Cornerstone, a live band, I sauntered through stalls filled with a variety of items such as hats, clothing, tie died t-shirts, jewelry, and other irresistible (to me) merchandise. “This is an event we never miss,” exclaimed a couple from Ventura trying on hats at one of the booths. “Every year it gets better and better!” They hadn’t an argument from me nor apparently the thousands of attendees at this year’s harbor celebration. As promised several weeks ago, this column is proud to report that, as of October 20th of this year, the Santa Barbara Channel has been accepted by

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State Street Ballet’s

Sublime Giselle


By Daniel Kepl / Special to VOICE

State Street Ballet’s principal cast were powerful acting dancers. Their individual technique superb, sometimes stunning, always a perfection of detailed classical ballet movement. The nearly lost art of mid-nineteenth century mime was also masterfully achieved, with touching period elegance. No time or space to break out Blasis’s Traité élèmentaire, théorique et pratique de l’art de la danse (1820) to enunciate details. Suffice to say Nerea Barrondo (Giselle), Ryan Lenkey (Count Albrecht), Noam Tsivkin (Hilarion), Denise Grimm (Berthe), Tanner Blee (Duke of Courtland), Kaia Abraham (Bathilde), and Sergei Domrachev (Wilfred) honored Giselle with their amazing virtuosity. Ditto, Marika Kobayashi and Harold Mendez (Peasant Pas de deux), and a truly impressive State Street Ballet corps de ballet. The original choreography for Giselle was created by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot. The ballet has been such a success over the last 180+ years a slew of choreographers like Marius Petipa have tinkered with their own versions - high compliment. Even the music is not entirely Adam’s (the Peasant Pas de deux). Yet Giselle has remained solid as an abiding masterpiece – the marvelous arc of its original Coralli/Perrot structure remains essentially unchanged. Last Sunday’s performance by State Street Ballet was gorgeous, thrilling in execution, and staged by Marina Fliagina, Chauncey Parsons, and Megan Philipp with skill and discipline. Nicole Thompson’s costume design was exactly what the music told us to imagine, abetted by Samantha Jelinek’s obliging lighting design and the functional sets of Rolf Freeman, and Inland Pacific Ballet. For the first time, the Santa Barbara Symphony was in the Granada Theatre’s orchestra pit for State Street Ballet’s season opening performances of Adolphe Adam’s pantomime ballet from

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IRTUOSO PERFORMANCES MASTERFULLY UNFOLDED the time honored narrative of the ballet Giselle, under the direction of Megan Philipp, State Street Ballet Artistic Director. It was a superb curation of Adolphe Adam’s masterpiece with breathtaking attention to choreographic detail.

1841, Giselle. The Symphony’s Music and Artistic Director Nir Kabaretti was at the helm, and the result was collaborative heaven, with performance fireworks. No stranger to Europe’s great opera houses over the years - Vienna, Madrid, Milan, Florence, Rome, and most recently the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm - maestro Kabaratti has conducted Giselle on several occasions, and it showed at last Sunday’s performance. The artistic confidence of both orchestra and dancers alike was palpable. Clearly relaxed, Kabaretti was also incredibly energized, a magical energy that redounded to the benefit of the audience as well as the artists – a clear command of his forces. Daniel Kepl has been writing music, theatre, and dance reviews or Santa Barbara publications since he was a teenager. His professional expertise is as an orchestra conductor. For more reviews by Daniel Kepl visit: www.performingartsreview.net



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Santa Barbara’s

Cultural Night Downtown

November 2nd 5 to 8pm


ST THURSDAY is an evening of art and culture in downtown Santa Barbara that takes place on the first Thursday of each month. Participating art venues offer free access to art in a fun and social environment from 5-8pm. 1st Thursday venues also provide additional attractions, such as live music, artist receptions, lectures, wine tastings, and hands-on activities. State Street also comes alive on 1st Thursday with performances and interactive activities.

Galleries, Museums, & Art Venues

1. VOICE Gallery: La Cumbre Plaza, 121 South Hope Ave. • Imaginings: a benefit exhibit for the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation by the Abstract Art Collective, a dynamic group of artists dedicated to the practice of creating abstract painting and sculpture. Enjoy wine, snacks, and purchase art where 25 percent goes to supporting families facing childhood cancer. 2. SBIFF’s SANTA BARBARA FILMMAKER SERIES: SBIFF Education Center, 1330 State St. • We are featuring Kum-Kum Bhavnani’s You Think You Can’t Dance. Glamorous costumes and intimate desires are revealed as ballroom dancers prepare for a weekend of intense competitions. Showtimes 5:30pm, 6pm, 6:30pm & 7pm. Runtime: 18 mins 3. Engel & Voelkers: 1323 State St. • Meet world renowned colorist, James Paul Brown, in our Santa Barbara Engel & Voelkers Luxury Real Estate office. Enjoy refreshments and tasty hors d’oeuvres while viewing his paintings infused with his unique 2. SBIFF is featuring Kum-Kum blend of romance Bhavnani’s You Think You Can’t and imagination. An Dance. inexhaustible love of artistic expression guided by intuition and spontaneity. 4. Santa Barbara Fine Art: 1321 State St. • New Paintings by Santa Barbara’s iconic landscape artist, Richard Schloss, the only known living artist in Santa Barbara today, whose paintings are in five museums’ permanent collections. 5. Maune Contemporary: 1309 State St. • Join us for the opening reception of Piscinas, a solo exhibition of oil paintings by Colombian artist, Esteban Ocampo-Giraldo. Esteban received his MFA from the New York Academy of Art before returning to his native country Colombia, where he currently lives and works. The artist will join us for the evening. 6. Legacy Arts Listening Room: 1230 State St. • Featuring a beautiful Holiday Exhibition of Local Featured Artists with 20 eclectic paintings and 12 brilliant sculptures presented by the Santa Barbara Visual 4. Santa Barbara Fine Art is showing Artists together with our “New Paintings” by landscape artist Richard Schloss.

8. Mary Kay West Fine Art will feature award winning Mary Kay West with an open studio and exhibit of current work.

in-house exhibition of authentic Japanese Sumi-e Scrolls by Susanne Barrymore and unique Ceramics by Carroll Barrymore. Regular Gallery Hours: Wed - Sun. 3-8pm 7. domecíl: Victoria Court, 1221 State St. STE 7 • domecíl hosts two talented artisans this month. Wood crafter, Obadiah Wakaba, brings his gorgeous table platters made from French oak barrels and artist Jill Freeland will showcase her decorative jute lariats which are wonderful as wall or door hangings. 8. Sullivan Goss: 11 E Anapamu St. • Join us for new solo shows for Nathan Huff and Inga Guzyte. Huff’s unique paintings and sculptures transform the space into a surreal wonderland, while Guzyte’s skateboard portraits have recently received national acclaim. Also on view, Susan McDonnell and Fall Salon. 9. Santa Barbara Public Library: Public Library, 40 E Anapamu St. • Step into the mesmerizing world of Jean Morrison Phillips. As a lifelong photographer and esteemed graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, her work has graced galleries across the globe. Join us at the Faulkner West Gallery for this exhibition 6. Legacy Arts Listening Room that celebrates the Exhibition of authentic Japanese Sumi-e wonders of the Scrolls by Susanne Barrymore and natural world. unique Ceramics by Carroll Barrymore. 10. Faulkner Gallery: Public Library, 40 E Anapamu St. • Join us at the Faulkner Main Gallery of the Santa Barbara Public Library for the Santa Barbara Fiber Arts Guild exhibition. View a collection of diverse artistic works that revolve around the environment and change as our driving creative forces. Experience the ever-evolving world of fiber arts. 11. Santa Barbara Museum of Art: 1130 State St. • Join SBMA’s Family 1st Thursday for a Teaching Artist-led Chinese painting inspired activity from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Then, enjoy performances of traditional Chinese instruments in the Museum galleries at 5:30pm. Afterward, explore the current exhibitions until 8pm. All free! 12. Ace Rivington: 1106 State St. STE A • Celebrate local craftsmanship with chef driven Revolver pizza and Cutler’s Artisan Spirits, hosted by Ace Rivington. The show for the night will feature tantalizing images of an assortment of Revolver pizza slices printed on Ace Rivington t-shirts accompanied by drinks served by Cutlers Distillery! 13. Gallery 113: 1114 State St. #8 • We are celebrating our 50th year in business with a fundraising open show called Quintessential Santa Barbara. Guest artists include Chris Chapman, Sally Hamilton, John Iwerks, Larry Iwerks, and Joyce Wilson. For details, visit www.gallery113sb.com

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14. Waterhouse Gallery: 1114 State St. #9 • Featuring figurative works, interiors, and cityscapes by some of today’s finest nationally known local and Oak Group artists. Waterhouse will celebrate its 39th Anniversary 5. Maune Contemporary’s opening reception for Exhibition on Esteban Ocampo-Giraldo. Saturday, Nov. 18th with five artists painting plein air in the La Arcada Courtyard from 1-4: Wyllis Heaton, Camille Dellar, Craig Nelson, Derek Harrison, and Rick Delanty and a reception from 4-6pm.

Artist Talk with Cameron Patricia Downey on the occasion of the exhibition Orchid Blues. 7-9pm: After hours reception featuring special DJ sets by Minneapolis based artists Yonci and M.

25. Idyll Mercantile: 703 Chapala St. • Join us for a night celebrating our local female artists! We are featuring Jadyn Chen who will be selling 15. The Crafters Library: 9 E Figueroa St. • Stop by The Crafter’s Library for an fine art prints inspired evening of fun with crafting, cocktails and karaoke! You can let your inner child a romanticism, things out or your inner diva out or that grow, textiles, both at this fun and free event 1. Voice Gallery is showing IMAGININGS: and her Asian(cash bar). a benefit exhibit for the Teddy Bear American upbringing. 16. The Yes Store: 1100 State Cancer Foundation by the Abstract Art Local DJ girl-power St. • Celebrate the start of the Collective. duo Hannah Yoo and Holiday Season! Enjoy treats, Ivy will be spinning tunes AND we will have beverages and the work of featured artist Laura Apiary pouring libations! Can’t Wait! Giordano. Her holiday trees, ornaments, and painted

12. Ace Rivington celebrates local craftsmanship with Revolver pizza and Cutler’s Artisan Spirits.

fused glass work. Looking for locally handmade gifts or something special for yourself? Look no further than The Yes Store -Local Arts Gallery.

17. Slice of Light Gallery: 9 W Figueroa St. • Join us for a magnificent evening at our photography gallery, featuring the natural beauty of earth and space. Every piece is captured by Santa Barbara local, JK Lovelace. Enjoy fine wine as you explore our fine art photography. 18. Finch & Fork: 31 W Carrillo St. • $1 Oysters and Happy Hour drinks all night. Showcasing the work of Holly Thomson and GOTI LI Jewelry, available to purchase. Holly is a local artisan whose designs draw from local landscapes, organic color palettes, and textures. Goti Li is a women-owned project committed to bringing meaningful details in sterling silver that enhance your style. 19. Mary Kay West Fine Art: 3 West Carrillo St. STE 109 • Award winning artist and Artist Member of the California Art Club Mary Kay West will have an open studio and exhibit of current work featuring her renowned classical realist trompe l’oeil and bird compositions. She will also do a live painting demonstration from 6-7pm!

The Natalie Espinoza Trio: Between 33 Jewels and Bryant & Sons Jewelers • The Natalie Espinoza Trio is a group of local musicians that play pop with jazz undertones and soul/r&b. Natalie studied music at the Santa Barbara City College, then transferred to get her BA in music with an emphasis in voice. Her goal is to spread joy and love through her music.

26. Energy Tattoo & Body Piercing: 428 State St. • We welcome you to our artistic moving out party, come and enjoy a beautiful energetic dance and art meditation with our local tattoo artists from Energy Tattoo & Body Piercing. After more than 20 years downtown we are moving 18. Finch and Fork is offering $1 Oysters and Happy Hour alongside a selection of work by to the Mesa and want to Holly Thomson and GOTI LI Jewelry. commemorate these beautiful decades here by sharing our space and energy one last time before our relocation. Join us for a sober friendly meditative art night at 428 State St.

27. Elizabeth Gordon Gallery: 15 22. At SBHM enjoy after-hours with wine and W Gutierrez St. • Join music while you explore our galleries. us at Elizabeth Gordon Gallery in downtown Santa Barbara to enjoy music, wine, cheese, and 8. Sullivan Goss will be showing the work of Nathan beautiful artwork by America Martin, Greg Miller, Sherri Belassen, Huff, Inga Guzyte, Susan McDonnell, and Fall Salon. David Matthew King, Rafael Gaete, and more of our locally loved artists.

20. The Blue Owl: 5 W Canon Perdido St. • The Blue Owl will present a jam on the first Thursday of each month. Hosted by guitarist Tony Ybarra, this Jam session will feature local jazz instrumentalists and vocalists. Backed by Santino Tafarella and Matt Perko, it will be a fantastic night of Jazz! 21. The Eddy: 137 E. De La Guerra St. • The Eddy is hosting a block party with tomato pies from Pinyon, sake spritz from Drink Ysidro, and ice cream from Creaminal. A trunk show featuring Kaarem, a local womenswear & unisex fashion designer with roots in Vietnam will take place next door, inside Jake & Jones Menswear & Objects.

28. Art & Soul: 116 Santa Barbara St. STE C • It’s gathering season - come gather at Art & Soul! Enjoy inspired tablescapes featuring locally hand-thrown ceramics by Polpo Pottery, and the oil paintings of Robert Heckes. 5-8pm in the Funk Zone, through the patio at Lama Dog Tap Room.

22. Santa Barbara Historical Museum: 136 E De La Guerra St. • Enjoy access after-hours with wine and music while you explore our galleries, including our latest exhibitions California Missions by Edwin Deakin and Project Fiesta! 99 Years! Be inspired to create your own piece of history on vintage typewriters with local artist Simon Kiefer. Free. Bring a friend! 23. Paint at Paseo: 651 Paseo Nuevo, Center Court • Join transgender artist Riko Rivera for a free 90-minute outdoor painting event at Paseo Nuevo to learn acrylic painting and create your own painting to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Canvases, paints, aprons, and brushes will be provided for all ages to enjoy a relaxing evening of music and art. Participants will be able to take home their beautiful paintings as a souvenir.

11. Join SBMA’s Family 1st Thursday for a Teaching Artistled Chinese painting inspired activity.

24. Museum of Contemporary Art: Paseo Nuevo Upper Arts Terrace, 653 Paseo Nuevo • 5pm: Community Altar building continues, you are invited to bring a photo of a loved one or a pet whose life you want to celebrate. 6pm:


13. Gallery 113 is celebrating their 50th year in business with a fundraising open show called Quintessential Santa Barbara

14. Waterhouse Gallery is featuring figurative works, interiors, and cityscapes, by some of today’s finest local and Oak Group artists.

The Crafter’s Library: 9 E Figueroa St. • Join The Crafter’s Library for an extended evening of fun with crafting, cocktails, and karaoke! You can let your inner child out or your inner diva out or both at this fun and free event (cash bar). Finch & Fork: 31 W Carrillo St. • Join Finch & Fork for the 1st Thursday after party. Enjoy Happy Hour priced drinks and bites all night. Good vibes guaranteed! 8-10pm. Captain Fatty’s: 651 Paseo Nuevo, Center Court • Come join the Paint at Paseo After Party at Captain Fatty’s Beer Garden from 8-10pm! Enjoy a fresh cold beer poured directly from Captain Fatty’s Alestream, located at Paseo Nuevo Center Court!



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Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Depth of Field:

Botanical Photography Through the Low-key Lens


HOUGH ORIGINALLY TAKEN FOR SCIENTIFIC PURPOSES, the images of California native plants in a new exhibit at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden’s Gallery were photographed using a specialized technique that created dramatic portraits against a black background. Depth of Field: Botanical Photography Through the Low-key Lens features images taken over a period of fifty years by eight photographers using the “low-key” technique to document species in the field. The 41 giclee prints were made from color slides chosen among the thousands stored in the Garden’s archives, and reveal an artistic aesthetic in composition, contrast, and detail. Depth of Field is on view in the Garden’s Pritzlaff Conservation Center Gallery daily from 10am to 5pm through December 9th, and is free with Garden admission.

“Despite the scientific nature of the photos, they demonstrate the photographer’s creative agency in their distinctive and often uncanny By Betty Randall Potts, White bear poppy composition,” shared Garden Archivist Hannah Barton, who co-curated the exhibit with Interpretation and Exhibitions Curator Kevin Spracher. “The resulting images remind us to ask, what motivates the photographer, scientist, and artist in the first place? These perspectives mark an invitation into the striking beauty of California’s flora.” The “low-key” technique combines an underexposed photo with a bright light, in this case a flash, to illuminate the closeup plant while the background remains dark. The technique is still used by photographers today, but digital cameras and sophisticated photo apps have generally replaced slide film and traditional photo developing methods. “The beauty of this aesthetic is that such striking images of plants can be taken outside in broad daylight. The results are so uncanny that many viewers are surprised that the photos weren’t taken at night or in a studio,” Spracher explained.

By Donald Myrick, Carmel creeper ceanothus

By Reid Moran, Island bush monkeyflower

Steve Junak, also featured in this exhibition, were both students of Haller’s at UCSB. Steve Junak served as a botanical instructor and then as curator of the Clifton Smith Herbarium in his 37-year career at the Garden. He is botanist emeritus and a current research associate. An expert on the flora of the Islands of the Californias, he continues to lead Garden field trips to the Channel Islands. To date, he has contributed over 12,000 images to the Garden’s Archive. Reid Moran, Ph.D., (1916–2010) began his career at the Garden in 1947 as a staff botanist and later served as the curator of botany at the San Diego Natural History Museum. An expert on liveforevers (Dudleya) and the flora of Baja California and its islands, his book “The Flora of Guadalupe Island, Mexico” was published in 1996. Donald Myrick (1893–1972) served on Garden’s Board of Trustees from 1956 to 1972. He was a dedicated nature photographer who was especially drawn to wildflowers and enjoyed sharing his work in vibrantly illustrated slide lectures held at the Garden. Among his many gifts to the Garden, he left an extensive collection of color slides to the archive. Betty Randall Potts was an enthusiastic wildlife photographer and a member of the Garden in the 1990s. She was recognized as a member of several camera clubs in Northern California and listed as an exhibitor alongside the likes of Imogen Cunningham and Dorothea Lange.

Dieter H. Wilken, Ph.D., retired as director of research and conservation in 2013 after 20 years of service at the Garden, and still is involved as a research associate in the Garden’s Clifton Smith Herbarium. While on staff, he took thousands of photographs on the grounds and in the field. Dorothy King Young (1904–1999) was a well-known wildflower enthusiast and author (Redwood Empire Wildflowers), and a founding member of the California Native Plant Society – their Mendocino chapter is named in her honor.

The 41 photographs were selected from thousands of previously digitized color slides. They span 1947 to 2000 and feature works taken by eight individuals associated with the Garden, including staff, board members, and volunteers.

Advance reservations for Garden admission are required for non-members and recommended for Garden members. Each reservation ensures entry and includes parking for one vehicle. Garden hours are 10-5pm with the last reservation at 4pm. Reservations are available at www.sbbotanicgarden.org/visit/hours-reservations

Lyda Edge was an amateur botanist and exceptional photographer who volunteered at the Garden from 1969 to 1979. She generously gifted hundreds of botanical photographs to the archive, as well as many mounted plant specimens from Santa Barbara and neighboring regions, which were given to the archive. J. R. “Bob” Haller, Ph.D., (1930–2016) taught at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) for more than 35 years. After his retirement in 1994, he came to the Garden as an education botanist and was with the Garden for 22 years. Haller was also an avid photographer who left a sizable gift of photography to the Garden’s Archive, including the four images in this show. Dieter Wilken and

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OCT “Rock stars of the classical music world” (Miami Herald) Greg Anderson Our in-demand MARIPOSA SERIES returns with homecoming concerts which bring alumni, teaching artists, and our community back to Miraflores to experience three intimate recitals.

and Music Academy alum Elizabeth Joy Roe are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century.


NOV NY Phil’s principal clarinetist returns to MA for an evening of his

“sumptuous artistry” (SF Gate) with alum Gloria Chien. Experience the sweet sound of clarinet/piano duos from their album Here with You.


NOV The concertmaster of the NY Phil is also an Academy alum! His “warm,

radiant sound” (NY Times) joins teaching artist and alum pianist Kislenko for a program including Beethoven, Saint-Saëns, and Sarasate.

TICKETS musicacademy.org/mariposa The Mariposa Lead Series Sponsor is the Luria/Budgor Family Foundation with additional support from the Elaine F. Stepanek Foundation.

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Turkish Writer/Director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s

About Dry Grasses

Art, Music, Theatre, Design

THIS WEEK! Saturday, October 28th

Films screenings from over 50 countries, panel talks, and more • Direct Relief Hatch Hall; closing day at Lobero Theatre • Screening admissions free; closing day festivities $18-75 • https://ceyiff.com/ • 10/24-10/27, closing day 10/28.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art: Parallel Stories • Reading and

Sunday, October 29th Ake Sensabaugh • SB Museum of Art, Mary Craig Auditorium • Free-$5 • www. sbma.net • 2:30-3:30pm Su, 10/29.


About Dry Grasses also won at Cannes, for Best Actress, due to the performance from the singular actress Merve Dizdar. The film was co-written by Ceylan, Ebru Ceylan, and Akın Aksu, hatching a formidable script, some of which was based on real events and set in a harsh rural town in Turkey, where the location was a strong visual metaphor of isolation and hardship.

Conversation with Eileen Myles • Mary Craig Aud * $5/$10 • 2:30-3:30pm Sat, 10/28.

Structure and Spirit, Sublimity, and Freedom • Talk by Yale professor David


THOUGHTFUL AND STRIKING PERSONAL EPIC, About Dry Grasses from multiple Cannes award-winning director, Nuri Bilge Ceylon was screened by SBIFF’s Cinema Society at the Riviera Theatre. Pointing the lights toward many international features this fall, the event was an introduction to the director’s work for manyattendees. Ceylon has long been appreciated internationally with work such as his Three Monkeys, for which he won Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008. Shortly thereafter, his saga, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia won the Grand Prix award at Cannes catapulting him into the realm of an international art film star director.

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Ceylon International Film Festival


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Monday, October 30th

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Director Nuri Bilge Ceylon

Director Ceylan is one the important figures in contemporary Turkish cinema and you can see why accolades are offered by critics in this long dream of a movie. He experiments with emergent moments jumping out of the narrative which give the film intriguing vibrations. The originality is evident as the focus looks at a story of inappropriate teacherstudent contact, which may or may not be true, but entirely ignites the suspicions of a provincial town.

The film was structured as a basic narrative, but rich dialogue embraces philosophical questions of loyalty, gender relations, and human desires, as well as looking at cynicism and betrayal. Visually the film is shot with memorable perspectives of snow-bound fields and mountain ranges. The film echoes Francois Truffaut’s Jules & Jim as well in moments in David Lean’s Dr. Zhivago. Dialogue-wise, the influences from Chekov’s great works such as The Cherry Orchard are evident. Compelling yet long, the film offers insights into the struggle to remain grounded and purposeful, surrounded by townspeople that often betray one another.

On hand for an interview after the film with SBIFF Director Roger Durling, the fascinating director discussed the inclusion of a central scene where the lead character walks out of a set in the midst of an argument, surprisingly breaking the fourth wall. Director Ceylan shared, “I found this in the editing, in harmony with the film. I wanted to share this feeling of walking out of the set, pushing the audience and myself as a director. The dialogue that proceeds this is the center of the movie for me, an important matter as an artist, whether or not an artist is political, there is a problem, a struggle, an expectation. I started to write this film with this weaved around this argument.” He added, “Chekov was important to me as well, Chekov is closer to my own soul, as Russian literature has been inspiring to me.” The cast’s performances are thoughtful and at times haunting, as the director won strong performances from both screen veterans and newcomers. About Dry Grasses is gaining steam with appreciative receptions by critics and film buffs and will be Turkey’s submission for a Best Foreign Film consideration at the Academy Awards.

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VOICE Magazine • Community Market • LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 23CV04292. Petitioner: Bola Ibrahim Malek filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Bola Ibrahim Malek to proposed name Bola Samir Ibrahim Malek. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 12/8/2023; Time: 10:00 am; Dept.: 4; ROOM: [ ] other (specify): at the: SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (To appear remotely, check in advance of the hearing for information about how to do so on the courts website. To find your courts website, go to www.courts.ca.gov/find-my-court.htm.) 3 a. [X] A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks before the date set for hearing on the petition in a newspaper of general circulation: [ ] (for resident of this county) printed in this county: VOICE MAGAZINE. Date: 10/09/2023 /s/: Donna D. Geck, Judge of the Superior Court. Legal #23CV04292 Pub Dates: October 20, 27, November 3, 10, 2023

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 23CV04247. Petitioner: Israel Alexis Neva-Gonzalez filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Israel Alexis NevaGonzalez to proposed name Israel Ezekiel Gonzalez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 12/4/2023; Time: 10:00 am; Dept.: 5; ROOM: [ ] other (specify): at the: SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (To appear remotely, check in advance of the hearing for information about how to do so on the courts website. To find your courts website, go to www.courts.ca.gov/find-my-court.htm.) 3 a. [X] A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks before the date set for hearing on the petition in a newspaper of general circulation: [x] (for resident of this county) printed in this county: VOICE MAGAZINE. Date: 10/10/2023 /s/: Colleen K. Sterne, Judge of the Superior Court. Legal #23CV04247 Pub Dates: October 27, November 3, 10, 17, 2023

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 23CV04208. Petitioner: Ivy Iveel Davaadorj filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Ivy Iveel Davaadorj to proposed name Ivy Iveel Otgonbat. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 12/4/2023; Time: 10:00 am; Dept.: 5; ROOM: [ ] other (specify): at the: SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (To appear remotely, check in advance of the hearing for information about how to do so on the courts website. To find your courts website, go to www.courts.ca.gov/find-my-court.htm.) 3 a. [X] A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks before the date set for hearing on the petition in a newspaper of general circulation: [ ] (for resident of this county) printed in this county: VOICE MAGAZINE. Date: 10/09/2023 /s/: Colleen K. Sterne, Judge of the Superior Court. Legal #23CV04208 Pub Dates: October 20, 27, November 3, 10, 2023

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ANTA BARBARA CERTAINLY HAS A WELLDESERVED REPUTATION AS A HORTICULTURAL MECCA... it is now home to plants and trees that have been imported here, over the last 240 years, from all around the globe. Despite the many years that have passed, several species of these immigrant trees, including the Soapbark Tree, are still relatively unknown to members of our community.

Soapbark Tree was introduced into California in the late 1800s. While it is perfectly suited to our Mediterranean climate, only a few Soapbark Tree Flowers currently stand in Santa Barbara, primarily as street trees. Its common name of “Soapbark Tree” refers to a compound, glycoside saponin, found in its bark. When water is added to it, this compound will create a lovely soft foam; as a result, it has long been used as a substitute for harsh lyebased soaps. This is an evergreen tree that will reach 30- to 40feet tall and 10- to 30-feet in width, with a rather irregular and asymmetrical canopy. When young, it is narrow and upright; as it matures, it tends to broaden and to develop a somewhat weeping growth habit.

Quillaja saponaria

This tree generally goes unnoticed until May through June when it becomes covered in flowers. At peak bloom, there will be a profusion of small (1/2-inch across), fivepetaled, creamy white flowers that appear in clusters, called corymbs, at the ends of the branches. The flowers are “perfect”, meaning each flower contains both male parts and female parts. They can be either selfpollinated or insect pollinated. The generous amounts of pollen and nectar they create attract a wide variety of insects, including bees, lacewings, lady beetles, and beneficial wasps. In Chile, the dark honey the bees produce from its flowers is highly prized. Pollinated flowers develop a rosette of five-spoked follicles (¾- inch wide); when they ripen in the fall, these follicles turn brown and split open to disperse ten to 20 seeds each.

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As seen from a distance, Soapbark Tree can be confused with our native Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia). Only close observation can aid in distinguishing the two very different species.

The Soapbark Tree is a resilient and hardy tree that can tolerate drought, poor soils, and temperatures down to 15 degrees F. without damage. It should be planted in full sun. It looks best with occasional deep watering. It does not appear to be subject to any diseases or insect pests. Its root system is quite well-behaved, so it does not ordinarily disturb nearby paving or hardscapes. When young, it can require pruning to train its variable growth habit. Once established, it is otherwise a very lowmaintenance sustainable tree. It has been used successfully as a street tree - but it also makes an attractive specimen tree, a tall hedge, or screen. If you want a tree that adds to the diversity and horticultural Soapbark Tree heritage of our community, the Soapbark Tree would be an excellent choice. Mature specimens of the Soapbark Tree can be seen in several places in our community: as park trees in West Alameda Park; in Pershing Park; in Franceschi Park;

and, as street trees on the first through 300 blocks of Castillo Street; on the 1500-1600 blocks of La Coronilla Drive; on the 800 block of Dolores Drive; and on the 300 block of East Victoria Street. Tree-of-the-Month articles are sponsored by SB Beautiful, www.sbbeautiful.org

Soapbark Tree is native to the temperate zone of central Chile, from the coast to elevations up to 6,500 feet, often in dry, poor soils; it is frequently found in association with the Chilean Wine Palm (Jubaea chilensis). There, the matorral and sclerophyll forests plant ecosystems are quite similar to our local chaparral and oak woodlands. In its native habitat, it is used for reforestation on arid sites.

It was once classified in the Rose family (Rosaceae) - but recently was assigned to its own family, Quillajaceae. Its botanical name is Quillaja saponaria. The genus name, Quillaja (pronounced key-YA-ha), is the name given to the tree by Its crown is covered with Soapbark Tree Bark the indigenous Andean people. shiny green leaves (one to 1½The specific epithet, saponaria, refers to the inches long and up to one inch wide). The saponin compounds found in the bark. leathery leaves are somewhat turgid and have toothed margins near the tips. Soapbark Tree has many uses. The On young trees, the bark is light gray and smooth; with age, this turns dark gray with longitudinal furrows that sometimes spiral around the trunk.

glycoside saponins used in these substances can be toxic to humans and animals when ingested in large quantities.

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inner bark is processed into a powder that has soap-like properties when mixed with water. The wood has a beautiful grain that is appreciated for fine carpentry and cabinetry. It has traditionally been used for medicinal purposes by the indigenous people of Chile. An extract from the tree, quillaia, is still used as an ingredient in pharmaceuticals, food additives, cosmetic products, perfumes, and fire-fighting foam. It should be noted that the

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21ST: Loma Alta Road closes for winter landslide protection below TV Hill in Santa Barbara beginning October 23rd. A nine-acre fire in 2021 impacted the vegetation and soil stability. The street is a main connector between the Mesa and the Westside neighborhoods.

Punch Closes MONDAY, OCTOBER 23RD: The vintage and collectible store PUNCH closes today in Santa Barbara at 1223 State St. Prices as low as $5.00. Clothing, jewelry, albums, costumes, display cases, and unique items from decades ago.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21ST: The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County has purchased a 48-acre site known as the Gaviota Overlook west of Refugio. The area will be preserved as part of a plan to protect the iconic coastline from development.

Parking Survey THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19TH: Santa Barbara drivers asked in a survey to give input on parking operations including costs, safety, staffing, and technology.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 23RD: The Santa Barbara Apple store front door window was shattered late Sunday or very early this morning on State St. near Carrillo. It’s under investigation by the Santa Barbara Police Dept. MONDAY, OCTOBER 23RD: A fire this morning at the Cabrillo Blvd. underpass to Montecito about 10:30am involved burning clothing. The man believed to be responsible was somewhere in the area, identified by witnesses and sought by police and fire investigators. There was also a fire call about 3:30am nearby.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 23RD: Parts of downtown Santa Barbara in the general area of Anacapa St. and Cota St. have been without power since Saturday night. Southern California Edison is on it. Many businesses including coffee shops, restaurants and bars were in the dark into Sunday morning. It extended in to the State St. promenade.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 23RD: Head on crash with multiple injured. 6000 Santa Rosa Rd. between Lompoc and Hwy 101 at Buellton. Santa Barbara Co. Fire, Sheriff, CHP and air ops on it. Traffic stopped.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19TH: The Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office has filed two misdemeanor counts, one for battery and one for trespassing, against 74-year-old Jeanne Umana. She was at the center of a viral video with a worker at a construction site near her home that led to a street protest. In the video she says, “I’m an American you’re a Tiajuanan.”

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Chaucer’s Book Signing with Journalist Liza Mundy

Tuesday, October 31st

Learn about barrier-breaking women when journalist Liza Mundy discusses her new book, The Sisterhood: The Secret History of Women at the CIA at 6pm on Tuesday, November 2nd at Chaucer’s Books. Guest Heidi August, one of the women featured in Mundy’s book, will also join this illuminating discussion. Attendance is free, register at www.chaucersbooks.com

PAT METHENY Jazz concert • Lobero Theatre • $74131 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm Mo, 10/30.


ELEMENTAL SOUNDSCAPES Outdoor meditation • SB Botanic Garden • $30-40 • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 9:30-10:30am Tu, 10/31.

Wednesday, November 1st Photo courtesy of Lobero Theatre


Performing jazz hits spanning his nearly 50 years-long career, jazz guitarist and composer Pat Metheny will visit the Lobero Theatre at 7:30pm on Monday, October 30th. For tickets ($74-131) visit www.lobero.org

LATIN NIGHTS! Community Salsa & Bachata dancing • State St. in front of Cali-forno Pizzeria • Free • 5-8pm Wed through 11/15.


FAMILY BOOK DISCUSSION AND WATERCOLOR ACTIVITY Discuss The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera • Central Library • Free, register: https://tinyurl.com/2rb3xxej • 5pm We, 11/1.


Friday, October 27th


BOO AT THE ZOO Trick or treating, activities, and family fun • SB Zoo • $18-25 • www.sbzoo.org • 5-8pm Fr, 10/2010/22 & 10/27-10/29. CONNECT WITH THE DEEP OCEAN Meet ocean explorers and Chumash community leaders • Cabrillo High School Aquarium, Lompoc • Free • www.cabrillohighschoolaquarium.org • 3:30-6pm Fr, 10/27.

Saturday, October 28th CHILDREN

MAKE ART AT SBMM Art activities for children ages 4-11 • SB Maritime Museum • Free with admission • 10am-2pm Sa in Oct.

Sunday, October 29th OUTDOOR SPOOKY MOVIE NIGHTS Enjoy free Halloween movies each Friday night; Coco (10/6) & The Addams Family (10/13) • Paseo Nuevo, rooftop of the South Side parking garage • 6:30pm Fr in October.


STRUCTURE AND SPIRIT, SUBLIMITY, AND FREEDOM Talk by Yale professor David Ake Sensabaugh • SB Museum of Art, Mary Craig Auditorium • Free-$5

• www.sbma.net • 2:30-3:30pm Su, 10/29.


TOM FREUND, ADAM TOPOL, & MATT GRUNDY Roots rock concert • SOhO • $15-20 • www.sohosb.com • 7:30pm Su, 10/29.


MISSING MASTERPIECE MYSTERY PARTY ‘60s themed crime solving party • Carpinteria Arts Center • Members free, $35 general • www.carpinteriaartscenter.org • 4-6pm Su, 10/29.

Monday, October 30th LECTURES/MEETINGS

HOW ARE YOU? SENTIMENT, SURVEILLANCE, AND ANTI-ASIAN RACISM Talk by researcher Wendy Hui Kyong Chun • UCSB IHC; McCune Conference Room • Free • www.ihc.ucsb.edu • 4-6pm Mo, 10/23. CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT LANDSCAPE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM For working and aspiring landscape professionals • SB Botanic Garden and Zoom • $325 • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 6-8pm Mo, 10/23, through 11/18.

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HOLISTIC NUTRITION Taught by herbalist & nutritionist Emily Sanders • Artemisia Academy • Zoom • $397 • https://tinyurl.com/2vw9nd5x • 1-5pm We 11/1-11/22. WOTO “WOK THE ROCK” WIBOWO Musician discusses Indonesian underground music • UCSB Music Library, 2406 • Free • 3:30pm We, 11/1. SB READS BOOK DISCUSSION Discuss A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende • Faulkner Gallery East, Central Library • Free, register: https://tinyurl.com/2af45s9d • 6pm We, 11/1.


KALINKA Klezmer music by SB quintet • UCSB Music Bowl • Free • 12pm We, 11/1.

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JOURNEY THROUGH JAZZ Concert by Roosevelt Elementary School • Lobero Theatre • Free • www.lobero.org • 7:15pm We, 11/1. MANDELRING QUARTET Chamber music concert • SB Museum of Art, Mary Craig Auditorium • $2025 • www.sbma.net • 7:30pm We, 11/1.


CHAUCER’S BOOK FAIR Shop to support Mountain View Elementary • Chaucer’s Books • Free • 6-8pm We, 11/1.

CIA • Chaucer’s Books • Free • 6pm Th, 11/2. SIPPING DOM PÉRIGNON THROUGH A STRAW: REIMAGINING SUCCESS AS A DISABLED ACHIEVER Talk by Disability Rights Advocate Eddie Ndopu • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Free, register: www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm Th, 11/2.


DAZE OF THE DEAD Grateful Dead music and beyond by Billy & The Kids • SB Bowl • $54.5084.50 • www.sbbowl.com • 4:30pm Th, 11/2.


NATIVE JUSTICE REVISITED: ON THE MAKING OF THE UCLA GUAM TRAVEL STUDY PROGRAM Talk by UCLA Professor Keith L. Camacho • UCSB Multicultural Center • Free • https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu • 4pm Th, 11/2. BRUTAL BEAUTY: AESTHETICS AND ASPIRATION IN URBAN INDIA Talk by professor Jisha Menon • UCSB IHC, 6056 HSSB • Free • www.ihc.ucsb.edu • 4-5:30pm Th, 11/2. THE INTERIOR SUBLIME: WILHELM HAMMERSHØI AND THE PAINTING OF SILENCE Art Matters Lecture with curator Eik Kahng • SB Museum of Art Mary Craig Auditorium • Free-$15 • www.sbma.net • 5:30pm Th, 11/2. CHAUCER’S BOOK SIGNING Journalist Liza Mundy with special guest Heidi August, The Sisterhood: The Secret History of Women at the

A RIVER Pop-up traditional Chinese music concert • SB Museum of Art galleries • Free • 5:30pm Th, 11/2.


CELEBRATE PHILANTHROPY Honoring those who make a difference in Santa Maria Valley • SB Foundation • Santa Maria Country Club • $40-320 • www.sbfoundation.org • 11:30am-1:3-pm Th, 11/2.

Friday, November 3rd DANCE

COLLECTIVE COLLABORATIVE 2023 SBCC Dance welcomes local and regional dance companies • Center Stage Theater • $23-28 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 7pm Fr & Sa, 11/3-11/4; 2pm 11/4.

It’s Your Library STAY & PLAY • Share stories with kids • Eastside Library ~ 8:3010am Tu • Montecito Library ~ 9-10:30am Tu MUSIC & MOVEMENT • For ages 2-5 • Shoreline Park • 10:30-11am Th • Central Library ~ 10-10:30am Th. BABY AND ME • For babies 0-14 months • Central Library ~ 11-11:30am We • Eastside Library

~ Bilingual ~ 11-11:30am Th LIBRARY ON THE GO Carrillo Castillo Commuter Lot ~ 10am12pm Tu, 10/31 • Harding School ~ 12:30-2pm We, 11/1 • Bohnett Park ~ 3:30-5pm We, 11/1 • Shoreline Park ~ 10am-12pm Th, 11/2 • MacKenzie Park ~ 10am12pm Fr, 11/3

READ TO A DOG • For grades 3-6 • Eastside Library ~ 3-4pm We.

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TAI CHI AT THE GARDEN All-levels course • SB Botanic Garden • $10-15 • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 9-10am Fr, 11/3.

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INTRO TO LEATHER Intro leatherworking class, make a coin pouch • Art From Scrap • $30 • www.exploreecology.org • 6-8pm Fr, 11/3. NO GALA GALA Fundraiser campaign for Dream Foundation • Donate at: www.dreamfoundation.org • 10am Fr, 10/27-11/6.

Saturday, November 4th CHILDREN

Photo courtesy of Parks and Rec

TRY HOCKEY FOR FREE For kids ages 4 to 9 • Ice in Paradise • Register: https://tinyurl.com/3e8wy5hx • 11:30am-12:30pm Sa, 11/4. CHILDREN’S EVENT: OUTDOOR SCIENCE! Hands-on experiments for all ages • UCSB West Campus Point Community Center • Free • 12pm Sa, 11/4.

Alice Keck Park Volunteer Day! Care for the beautiful Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden when Santa Barbara Parks & Recreation hosts a community volunteer day from 9am to 12pm on Saturday, November 4th. Gardners of all experience levels are welcome! To learn more visit https://tinyurl.com/bddcneb9

EL PRESIDIO DE SB TOUR Learn about local history • Hosted by SB Public Library • El Presidio • Free, register: https://tinyurl.com/4mspcsr9 • 10:30-11:30am Fr, 11/3


SALSA NIGHT Dancing lessons & fun with ME Sabor • SOhO • $18-25 • www.sohosb.com • 8:30pm Sa, 11/4.



LEGISLATIVE SUMMIT Congressman Salud Carbajal & Assemblymember Gregg Hart discuss current events • SB South Coast Chamber of Commerce • Hilton Garden Inn • $85-105 • www.sbscchamber.com • 9am Fr, 11/3.


UCSB CHOIRS UCSB Chamber, Lumina, and Gaucho Choirs • UCSB Music Building front steps • Free • 5pm Fr, 11/3. KENNY G Jazz concert • Chumash Casino • $4979 • www.chumashcasino.com • 8pm Fr, 11/3. TOES IN THE COVE FUNDRAISER Roots rock reggae by Soul Majestic, supports Life Rolls On Fundraiser • SOhO • $20-25 • www.sohosb.com • 9pm Fr, 11/3.

CULTIVATING BIODIVERSITY: NATIVE PLANT PROPAGATION TO SUPPORT REGIONAL FOOD SYSTEMS Learn about local ecosystems’ roles in the food system • White Buffalo Land Trust & SB Botanic Garden • Jalama Canyon Ranch • $175-300 • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 9am-4pm Sa, 11/4. MISSION POETRY SERIES: THREE POETS IN AUTUMN Poetry readings by Lynne Thompson, Julian Talamantez Brolaski, and Gustavo Hernandez • Faulkner Gallery, Central Library • Free •

Celebrate Día de los Muertos! A time to celebrate the memories of departed loved ones, Día de los Muertos is a holiday brimming with friends, family, and love. Here are places where you and your family can honor Day of the Dead and support your community!

BELLAS ARTES EXHIBIT Historical exhibit and Day of the Dead celebration, community altar • Carpinteria Arts Center • Free • 5-7pm We, 11/1. DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS CELEBRATION Dance, kids activities, community altar, and more • Ortega Park • Free • 4-7pm Sa, 11/4. DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS MARKET AND CRAFT DAY Local vendors, live music, arts activities, community ofrenda • Mujeres Makers Market & SBTHP • El Presidio • Free • 10am-4pm Su, 11/5.

1-3pm Sa, 11/4. SB READS: OPEN CHESS PLAY Players of all ages and skill levels welcome • Faulkner Gallery, Central Library • Free • 3:30-6pm Sa, 11/4. DAVID SEDARIS Satirist and bestselling author discusses his writing • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Arlington Theatre • $1154.50 • www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm Sa, 11/4.


MIDDLE EAST ENSEMBLE Experience traditional Middle Eastern music • UCSB Music Building front steps • Free • 11am-1pm Sa, 11/4.

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OnSTAGE EMMA Jane Austen’s great comedy • Theatre Group at SBCC • Garvin Theatre • $17-26 • www. theatregroupsbcc.com • 7:30pm We, 10/11, through 10/28.

KENNY LOGGINS Rock performer’s final tour • SB Bowl • $64.50-261.50 • www.sbbowl.com • 6:30pm Sa, 11/4.


FOREST BATHING TO DEEPEN NATURE CONNECTION Deepen your connection with nature • SB Botanic Garden • $25-35 • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 8:30-10:30am Sa, 11/4. VOLUNTEER DAY Show Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden some love • SB Parks & Rec • Alice Keck Memorial Garden • Details: https://tinyurl.com/bddcneb9 • 9am-12pm Sa, 11/4.

GRAVEDIGGER: THE MUSICAL & BENEFIT HALLOWEEN PARTY Dark comedy, rock musical and party benefitting OYES Theater • Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio • Musical $25, party $5070 • https://tinyurl.com/bddd53fc • Party follows 7pm Fr, 10/27 show; show only 7pm Sa, 10/28. DRACULA A fresh take of this timeless gothic tale • SB High School • $10-15 • https://tinyurl.com/5dp7cytb • 7pm Th, 10/26, 10/30, 11/2-11/4; 2pm 11/4. WAR WORDS Docu-play in the words of military servicemembers • Benefits New Beginnings • The New Vic Theater • $50-75 • www.etcsb.org • 7pm Sa, 10/28.


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Hal lo ween Even ts https:// worlddanceforhumanity.org/ thriller2023 • 2pm dance party, 3pm Thriller Sa, 10/28.

Grades 7-12 invited to this Teen Idol-themed mystery party • Eastside Library • Free, register: https://tinyurl.com/hpr9pauj • 4-6pm Fr, 10/27.


Halloween and fall-themed vendors • Pali Wine, 205 Anacapa St. • Free • 5-8pm Fr, 10/27.


Food, costumes, and dancing to DJ Darla Bea • Kimpton Canary Hotel • $10 • https://tinyurl.com/ym5hazwr • 7-10pm Fr, 10/27.


Costumed children and families are invited to trick-or-treat through downtown SB • Participating businesses will post signage • 3-6pm Sa, 10/28.

80s dance party with The Molly Ringwald Project • SOhO • $15-18 • www.sohosb.com • 9pm Fr, 10/27.



Halloween drag and dance show • Center Stage Theater • $30 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 7:30pm Fr & Sa, 10/27-10/28; 2pm 10/28.

Santa Barbara Improv, the Carpinteria Improv Players, and An Embarrassment of Pandas • Alcazar Theatre, Carpinteria • All ages welcome • Tickets: https://tinyurl.com/5dswvk2z • 7pm Fri, 10/27 Photo courtesy of The Molly Ringwald Project


Family festival and dog party • Rotary SB North • Chase Palm Park • Free, $5 dog contest entry • www.sbboobash.org • 9am-3pm Sa, 10/28.


Music festival with art, food, dancing, ages 21+ • Elings Park • $60-100 • https://tinyurl.com/3vn22yvu • 12-10pm Sa, 10/28.


Thriller costume dance party and flash mob • World Dance for Humanity • Courthouse Sunken Garden • Free, get involved:

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Dinner, dancing, costume contest, and more • Down Syndrome Assn of SB • SB Carriage Museum • $5-15 • https://tinyurl.com/25w6vbff • 5-9pm Sa, 10/28.



Celebrate the season with spooky stories • Chaucer’s Books • Free • 3-5pm Su, 10/29.


Photo courtesy of Carpinteria Improv

Safe and free trick or treating for families • SBPAL • Spencer Adams Parking Lot, 1212 De La Vina St. • 5-8pm Fr, 10/27.

Join actress and Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth for a toe-tapping concert when she pays tribute to the women singers who have inspired her at the Granada Theatre at 7pm on Sunday, November 5th. For tickets ($20-106) to this UCSB Arts & Lectures event visit www.granadasb.org

With six nights of “spell-abration,” there’s plenty of time to get into the Halloween spirit as the Zoo offers safe trick-or-treating and “monster-ous” thrills and chills. Tasty treats and booo-zy adult beverages are available for purchase. • Adults $25/person, Children (2-12) $18/person, SB Zoo Members get $3 off • Parking is $11/ vehicle, free for SB Zoo Members. • October 20 – 22 and 27 – 29 from 5 to 8 PM


Costumes, cocktails, dancing and more; 21+ fundraiser • SB Museum of Natural History • $125 • www.sbnature.org • 6-9pm Sa, 10/28.

SANTA BARBARA ZOMBIE CRAWL Downtown Halloween bar crawls • Backstage Kitchen & Bar • $15-35 • https:// santabarbarazombiecrawl. com • 6pm-2am Sa & Su, 10/28-10/29.

FALL PLANT SALE Shop plants to spruce up your garden • Mesa Harmony Garden • Free • 9am12pm Sa, 11/4.


CREATE & CURATE: TULE CRAFTS FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ HERITAGE MONTH Ages 12-18 craft workshop • Eastside Library • Free, register: https://tinyurl.com/5b85hz5s • 11am-1pm Sa, 11/4.

Sunday, November 5th CHILDREN

A SUNDAY (BIRD) WALK IN THE PARK Birdwatching and sketching for ages 5-7 and their families • Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens • SBMA & SB Botanic Garden • $5-10 • www.sbma.net • 10-11:30am Su, 11/5.


INSIDE STORIES/OUTSIDE TALES Conversation with writers Suzanne


Spooky storytelling shows: 4pm for ages 9 and under, 6pm for ages 10+ • Soul Bites • Free • 4-7pm Mo, 10/30.


Safe trick-or-treating with local senior residents • Wood Glen Hall • Free • 3:30-4:30pm Tu, 10/31.


Trick-or-treating, games, and more • RitzCarlton Bacara • Free • 5-7pm Tu, 10/31.


Costume and decorated vehicle contest, trickor-treating • La Cumbre Plaza, by Macy’s under bridge • Free • 6-8pm Tu, 10/31.


Halloween drinks and DJ sets • Pearl Social, 131 Anacapa St. B • $25 • https://tinyurl.com/ms688h6w • 7:30-11pm Tu, 10/31.

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Jill Levine, Aldon Nielsen, and Jeanne Heuving • SB Museum of Art, Ridley Tree Education Center • Free, register: www.sbma.net • 2:30-3:30pm Su, 11/5. SKETCHING IDEAS Professor Peter Sturman discusses Xiyu painting • SB Museum of Art, Mary Craig Auditorium • Free-$5 • www.sbma.net • 2:30-3:30pm Su, 11/5. ECOLOGY AND THE DESIGN OF HABITAT LANDSCAPES Landscaping presentation by Richard Merrill • SB Botanic Garden • $15-30 • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 3:30-5pm Su, 11/5.


AMERICAN DOUBLE RECITAL Westmont students concert • Deane Chapel, Westmont College • Free • 3pm Su, 11/5. KRISTIN CHENOWETH Actress & Broadway star pays tribute to great women singers • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Granada Theatre • $20-106 • www.granadasb.org • 7pm Su, 11/5.

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OUTDOOR SPOOKY MOVIE NIGHTS Enjoy free Halloween movies each Friday night; Maleficent (10/20), Hocus Pocus (10/27)• Paseo Nuevo, rooftop of the South Side parking garage • 6:30pm Fr in October. CEYLON INT'L FILM FESTIVAL Films screenings from over 50 countries, panel talks, and more • Direct Relief Hatch Hall; closing day at Lobero Theatre • Screening admissions free; closing day festivities $18-75 • https://ceyiff.com/ • 10/24-10/27, closing day 10/28. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL DRIVE-IN SCREENING Drive in movie with trick or treating, food trucks • SB Polo & Racquet Club • $50-100 • https://tinyurl.com/5n7cw9kk • 5pm Sa, 10/28. BIRTH OF BEAUTY – THE SANTA BARBARA RENAISSANCE Screening of film about local historic homes • Pearl Chase Society •

SB Jewish Film Festival Dramas, romantic comedies, documentaries, and more from international and independent filmmakers return to The New Vic Theater during the annual Santa Barbara Jewish Film Festival, November 1st through the 5th. For a complete schedule of screenings, panels, and receptions, as well as tickets ($18-180) visit www.sbjewishfilmfestival.vorg

Alhecama Theatre • $5 donation • 6-8pm Fr, 10/27. SB JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL Five days of international & independent films and Q&As • The New Vic • $18-180 • www. sbjewishfilmfestival.org • We, 11/1-Su, 11/5. INHABITANTS: INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVES ON RESTORING OUR WORLD Documentary following five Indigenous communities • UCSB

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Five Nights at Freddys* (PG13): Fri-Sun: 1:40, 3:00, 4:20, 5:40, 7:00, 8:25, 9:45. Mon-Thur: 3:00, 4:20, 5:40, 7:00, 8:25. Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour* (NR): Fri-Sun: 1:15, 2:50, 4:45, 6:30, 8:15. Tue: 6:30, 8:15. Thur: 2:50, 4:45, 6:30, 8:15. Nightmare Before Christmas (PG): Fri, Sun, Tues: 3:25, 5:30. Mon, Wed: 3:25, 5:30, 7:50. Thur: 2:25. The Exorcist: Believer (R): Fri-Wed: 2:40, 5:20, 8:05. Thur: 2:40, 5:20. Saw X (R): Fri-Sun: 10:00. Mon: 4:50, 8:15. Tue: 5:25. Wed: 4:50, 8:15. Thur: 4:30. The Creator (PG13): Fri-Mon, Wed/Thur: 7:40. Tue: 3:15, 7:40. Paw Patrol (G): Fri-Sun: 1:00. Mon, Wed: 3:15, 5:45. Tue: 2:50. Thur: 2:20. Priscilla* (R): Thur: 8:05.

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Freelance: (R): Fri, Thur: 8:05. Sat/Sun: 2:00, 8:05. Mon-Wed: 5:00, 8:05. Taylor· Swift | The Eras Tour* (NR): Fri: 4:00, 6:15. Sat/Sun: 1:30, 2:45, 5:00, 6:15. Tue: 6:15. Thur: 5:00, 6:15. The Creator (PG13): Fri-Sun: 4:45. Mon-Wed: 4:45, 7:45. Thur: 4:45. The Exorcist: Believer (R): Fri: 4:20, 7:00, 8:30. Sat: 1:40, 4:20, 7:00, 8:30. Sun: 2:30, 5:30, 8:15. Mon-Thur: 5:30, 8:15.


Five Nights at Freddys* (PG13): Fri: 2:40, 4:00, 5:20, 6:40, 8:00, 9:20. Sat: 1:20, 2:40, 4:00, 5:20, 6:40, 8:00, 9:20. Sun: 1:20, 2:40, 4:00, 5:20, 6:40, 8:00. Mon-Wed: 4:00, 5:20, 6:40, 8:00. Thur: 4:00, 5:20, 8:00. Inspector Sun (PG): Fri-Sun: 2:30, 5:05, 7:25. Mon-Thur: 5:05, 7:25. Nightmare Before Christmas (PG): Fri, Sun: 2:50, 4:55, 7:00, 9:05. Sat: 1:40, 3:45. Mon-Thur: 4:55, 7:00. Saw X (R): Fri-Thur: 8:15. Paw Patrol (G): Fri: 3:25, 5:50. Sat, Mon-Thur: 5:50. Sun: 1:00, 3:25, 5:50. Radical (PG13): Thur: 7:45.

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After Death (PG13): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:00, 7:50. Sat/Sun:2:10, 5:00, 7:50. Dicks the Musical: Sing-A-Long (R): Fri-Wed: 5:15. Killers of the Flower Moon (R): Fri, Mon-Wed: 3:45,5:45, 8:00. Sat/Sun: 1:30, 3:45, 5:45, 8:00. Thur: 3:45, 8:00. A Haunting in Venice (PG13): Fri, Sun-Wed: 7:30. Sat: 2:40, 7:30. The Holdovers (R): Sun: 2:00. Priscilla* (R): Thur: 4:50, 7:40. What Happened Later (R): Thur: 4:40, 7:30.

REVISITING THE CLASSICS: CANE FIRE History of the Hawaiian island of Kauaʻi; Q&A with filmmaker Anthony Banua-Simon • UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center, Pollock Theater • Free, RSVP: www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu • 7-9:30pm Th, 11/2. OJAI FILM FESTIVAL View films across genres and attend panel discussions • Ojai Art Center • $8-165 • Schedule: https://ojaifilmfestival.com • Fr, 11/3-11/6. REVISITING THE CLASSICS: OUR HOSPITALITY Buster Keaton slapstick comedy with live piano accompaniment by Michael Mortilla • UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center, Pollock Theater • Free, RSVP: www. carseywolf.ucsb.edu • 2-4:30pm Sa, 11/4. HEARTS ROAD Travel the world through Colin Finlay’s photography, Q&A follows • Alzazar Theatre • $20-90 • www. thealcazar.org • 7pm Sa, 11/4.




Multicultural Center • Free, https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu • 6pm We, 11/1.


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Art Basketry by Sherri West

Hesperia, Photograph 29x39” by Chris Owen

Mesa Artists Studio Tour Expands Offerings


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Gimme A Break, pastel, 12x16” by Morgan Green

ELCOMING NEIGHBORS AND THE PUBLIC INTO THEIR STUDIOS, the Santa Barbara Mesa Artists Studio Tour, with the widest array of artists and art forms yet, will take place November 4th and 5th.

Wood and Metal Wall Sculpture by Jim Martin

The 19th annual self-guided tour, which is free and open to the public, was designed around 14 select artists’ with home studios centering in the city’s “Mesa” neighborhood. Visitors will receive a personal welcome from artists, demonstrations of tools and materials, and displays of works for sale, according to woodcut printmaker and tour member Sara Woodburn. There will be traditional landscapes, contemporary abstracts, and portrait paintings in oil, watercolor, and pastel. Tour stops also include fine art basketry and weavings, lathe-turned wood vessels, multi-media mosaics, and hand-carved Japanese woodcut prints. Contemporary art is represented by power-tooled etched metal “3-D” wall panels, textured multi-media collages, and ink-on-clay and mosaic tile abstractions. Displays include hanging and free-standing sculptures inspired by ancient designs, and photography that ranges from dramatic minimalist landscapes to stop-action panoramas.

El Capitan, Japanese Woodblock print by Sara Woodburn

All 14 artists were chosen for their professional standards by senior tour members. “We have no trouble attracting high-quality artists, including Santa Barbara natives and members who established careers in cities including New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles,” Woodburn added. Tour hours are 11am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday. The route winds through neighborhoods with sea-view homes, hillside hideaways, and vintage cottages. Travel time between studios is only a few minutes, allowing visitors to linger at every stop. Most drive, but some bicycle or even walk. Visitors can download the tour map to a phone ahead of time from the tour website, sbMesaArtists.com. The website also displays examples of each artist’s work and their professional credentials. On tour days, the public can join at any point by following yellow street-side signs. Free brochure maps are available at all studios. 2023 Tour artists: Karin Aggeler, Misa Art, Wendy Brewer, Morgan Green, Brian Green, Nancy Heffron, Brian Kuhlmann, Jim Martin, Chris Owen, Lena Savage, Wanda Venturelli, Sherri West, Sara Woodburn, and Ellen Yeomans. Summer Waltz, oil on canvas by Karin Aggeler

Old Twinkle, watercolor / paper by Lena Savage

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COLETTE COSENTINO ATELIER + GALLERY: Colette By The Sea • 11 W Anapamu St • By Appt • www.colettecosentino.com CORRIDAN GALLERY: California Sojourns by Karen Fedderson ~ Dec 23 • 125 N Milpas • We-Sa 11-6 • 805-966-7939 • www.corridan-gallery.com


CPC GALLERY: Dr. Randall VanderMey: Does the Heart Remember Love? ~ Oct 31 • By appt • 36 E Victoria St • Gallery@CPCSB.org CYPRESS GALLERY: Picture This... The 2023 Fall Art Show ~ Oct • 119 E Cypress Av, Lompoc • Sat & Sun 1-4 • 805-737-1129 • www.lompocart.org

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

10 WEST GALLERY: Carte Blanche ~ Nov 12 • 10 W Anapamu • Wed-Mon 11-5 • 805-770-7711 • www.10westgallery.com ARCHITECTURAL FDN GALLERY: Portals by Sommer Roman ~ Nov 4 • 229 E Victoria • 805-965-6307 • www.afsb.org ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM: Sandy Rodriguez — Unfolding Histories: 200 Years of Resistance ~ Mar 3, ‘24; Please, Come In… ~ Dec17 • Sat-Sun 12-5 • www.museum.ucsb.edu


Modernist Artist www.jomerit.com JoMeritModern@gmail.com 10 West Gallery ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY: 302 E Cota St • 805-884-0459 • www.exploreecology.org/art-from-scrap • We 11-4; Th 11-5; Fr, Sat 11-4 THE ARTS FUND: Nuanced Peoples: Exploring Latinx Identities ~ Nov 10 • La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S Hope Av • Wed-Sun 11-5; www.artsfundsb.org • 805-233-3395 ATKINSON GALLERY: New Landscapes I ~ Nov 1-Dec 8 • M-Th 11-5; Fr 11-3 • http://gallery.sbcc.edu BELLA ROSA GALLERIES: 1103-A State St • 11-5 daily • 805-966-1707 CASA DE LA GUERRA: Haas Adobe Watercolors • $5/Free • 15 East De la Guerra St • Th-Sun 12-4 • www.sbthp.org/casadelaguerra CASA DOLORES: Candelario Medrano: the surrealist folk genius; Bandera Ware / traditional outfits ~ ongoing; La Devoción de los Altares en el Día de los Muertos ~ Nov 15 • 1023 Bath St • www.casadolores.org

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

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CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY: Sunshine on Tuesdays • 1st fl, 105 E Anacapa St • 805-568-3994 CLAY STUDIO GALLERY: Digital Handcraft ~ Nov 14 • 1351 Holiday Hill Rd • 805-565-CLAY • 10-4pm Daily • www.claystudiosb.org

A. Michael Marzolla, Fine Artist Excogitation Services/Marzozart Paintings, drawings, prints Commissions accepted


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ELIZABETH GORDON GALLERY: Emerging artists from around the country • 15 W Gutierrez • 805-963-1157 • Tu-Sat 11–5 • www.elizabethgordongallery.com

KARPELES MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY & MUSEUM: 21 W Anapamu • Tu-Su 10-4 • 805-962-5322 • https://karpeles.com/museums/sb.php

MARCIA BURTT GALLERY: Up Close ~ Oct 27 - Nov 3 • 517 Laguna St • Th-Su 1-5 • 805-962-5588 • www.artlacuna.com

EL PRESIDIO DE SANTA BÁRBARA: Nihonmachi Revisited; Memorias y Facturas • 123 E Canon Perdido St • Th-Sun 11-4 • www.sbthp.org

KATHRYNE DESIGNS: Local Artists, Ruth Ellen Hoag • 1225 Coast Village Rd, A • M-Sa 10-5; Su 11-5 • 805-565-4700

MAUNE CONTEMPORARY: Piscinas by Esteban Ocampo-Giraldo • 1309 State St • Tu-Su 11-5 & By appt • 805-8692524 • www.maune.com

ELVERHØJ MUSEUM: Looking Back: Tokyo, Gibraltar, Berlin & Sperlonga: Paintings by Glen Rubsamen ~ Nov 18 • 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang • 805-686-1211 • Th-Mo 11-5 • www.elverhoj.org FAULKNER GALLERY: Santa Barbara Art Association ~ • 40 E Anapamu St • 805-962-7653 GALLERY 113: SB Art Assn • 1114 State St, #8, La Arcada Ct • 805-9656611 • Mo-Sa 11-5; Sun 1-5 • www.gallery113sb.com GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: Surf to Summit Terri Taber, Carol Talley, Morgan Green ~ Oct 31 • Thu-Mo 10-5 • 805-688-7517 • www.gallerylosolivos.com GANNA WALSKA LOTUSLAND: 805.969.9990 • www.lotusland.org GOLETA VALLEY LIBRARY: 500 N. Fairview Ave • Tu-Thu: 10-7pm; Fri & Sa 10-5:30pm; Su 1-5pm • www.TheGoletaValleyArtAssociation.org

LA CUMBRE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS: Three Multi-Artist Galleries at La Cumbre Plaza - Elevate, Fine Line, and Illuminations Galleries • TuesSun noon-5 • www.lcccasb.com LEGACY ARTS SANTA BARBARA: SB Visual Artists Holiday Exhibit • Art, Music, Legacy • 1230 State St• www.CreateLegacyMusic.com LOMPOC LIBRARY GROSSMAN GALLERY: 501 E North Av, Lompoc • 805-588-3459. LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER: Small Town Big Appetite~ Nov 19 • Thu-Su 12-4 • 865 Linden Av • 805-684-7789 • www.carpinteriaartscenter.org

MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Exploration + Innovation • Daily 10-5 • 805-770-5000 • 125 State St • www.moxi.org MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SANTA BARBARA: Cameron Patricia Downey: Orchid Blues ~ Dec 23 • 653 Paseo Nuevo • www.mcasantabarbara.org MUSEUM OF SENSORY & MOVEMENT EXPERIENCES: La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S. Hope Av #F119 • www.seehearmove.com MY PET RAM: Paper Moon • 16 Helena Av • Fri-Sun noon-7pm • 805-637-1424 • www.mypetram.com




LightWorks by Rod Lathim; A Slice of Life by Bob Hernandez ~ Oct 21-Dec 24 • 48 Helena Av • 2-6pm, Fri-Sat • www.helenamasonartgallery.com JAMES MAIN FINE ART: 19th & 20th Fine art & antiques • 27 E De La Guerra St • Tu-Sa 12-5 • Appt Suggested • 805-962-8347


16x24”Italian glasstessere & marble www.glassandmosaics.com

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Art Events Eventos de Arte FALL FOR THE ARTS • Stroll the ARTS District for festive art, music, food, and drinks • ARTS District, upper State St. • Free, details: www.artsdistrictsb.org • 5-8pm Fr, 10/28. OPENING RECEPTION: NEW LANDSCAPES • Meet six local artists • SBCC Atkinson Gallery • Free • 4-6pm We, 11/1. BELLAS ARTES EXHIBIT • Historical exhibit and Day of the Dead celebration, community altar • Carpinteria Arts Center • Free • 5-7pm We, 11/1. 1ST THURSDAY • Santa Barbara’s evening of arts and Culture • See pages 16 & 17 for details • 5-8pm Th, 11/2. ARTS & CRAFT FAIRE • Photography, painting, sculpture, jewelry, and more • Carpinteria Arts Center • Free • 10am4pm Sa, 11/4. 19TH ANNUAL MESA ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR • Meet local artists and explore their studios • Mesa Artist Tour Map available: www.sbmesaartists.com • Free • 11am-4pm Sa & Su, 11/4-11/5. SB ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW • Local artists & artisans • 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd. • 10am5pm Sun. CARPINTERIA CREATIVE ARTS • Shop locally made pottery, beach art, cards, jewelry, and sewn articles • 8th St & Linden Av • Free • 2:30 - 6pm Thu. PALM LOFT GALLERY: 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • By Appt • 805-684-9700 • www.Palmloft.com PATRICIA CLARKE STUDIO: Barbara Parmet: Roots and Branches Project • 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

Patrick McGinnis Building Blocks at 10 West Gallery patprime@earthlink.net


Local News for a Global Village | www.VoiceSB.com PETER HORJUS DESIGN: Icon by Peter Horjus ~ ongoing • 11 W Figueroa St • www. peterhorjus.com PORTICO GALLERY: Open Daily • 1235 Coast Village Rd • 805-729-8454 • www.porticofinearts.com RED BARN GALLERY (AT UCSB): By appt • king@theaterdance.ucsb • near bus circle middle of campus. SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Artists with disabilities programs, virtual exhibits • 805-2606705 • www.sbartworks.org SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: SB landscapes & sculptor Bud Bottoms • 1321 State St • Tu-Sa 12-6 & By Appt • 805-845-4270 • www.santabarbarafineart.com SB BOTANIC GARDEN: Depth of Field: Botanical Photography Through the Low-key Lens • 1212 Mission Canyon Rd • 10-5 daily • 805-6824726 • www.sbbg.org SB HISTORICAL MUSEUM: California Missions by Edwin Deakin ~ Feb 18, ‘24 • 136 E De la Guerra • Thu 12-5, Fri 12-7; Sat 12-5 • 805-9661601 • www.sbhistorical.org SB MARITIME MUSEUM: The Chumash, October 20, 2023 Whaling, Commercial Diving, Surfing, Shipwrecks, First Order Fresnel Lens, and Santa Barbara Lighthouse Women Keepers ~ Ongoing • 113 Harbor Way, Ste 190 • Thu-Su 10-5 • 805-9628404 • www.SBMM.org

SANTA BARBARA SEA CENTER: Dive In: Our Changing Channel ~ Ongoing • Daily 10-5 • 805-682-4711 • 211 Stearns Wharf • www.sbnature.org SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: Cheryl Ambrecht: Imagine ~ Oct 29 • 10-6 daily • 2375 Foothill Rd • 805-682-4722 • www.2ndfridaysart.com SLICE OF LIGHT GALLERY: Earth & Space Fine Art Photography • 9 W Figueroa St • Mon-Fri 10-5 • 805-354-5552 • www.sliceoflight.com SILO 118: DUSK TO DUST: New Work by Tom Pazderka ~ Oct 31 • 118 Gray St • Th-Sa 12-5/by appt • www.silo118.com SULLIVAN GOSS: Susan Mcdonnell: Radiant Realm ~ Dec 2 • Fall Salon ~ Nov 27; Inga Guzyte: The Decks Were Stacked; Nathan Huff: Forest For The Trees ~ Dec 18 • 11 E Anapamu St • 805-730-1460 • www.sullivangoss.com SUSAN QUINLAN DOLL & TEDDY BEAR MUSEUM: 122 W. Canon Perdido • Fr-Sa 11-4; Su-Th by appt • 805-687-4623 • www.quinlanmuseum.com

UCSB LIBRARY: “Cultura Cura: 50 Years of Self Help Graphics in East LA ~ June 21 • www.library.ucsb.edu VOICE GALLERY: Terra Firma ~ Oct 29; Imaginings: Abstract Art Collective ~ Oct 31 - Nov 30 • La Cumbre Plaza H-124 • 10-5:30 M-F; 1-5 Sa & Su • 805-965-6448 • www.voicesb.art WATERHOUSE GALLERY MONTECITO: Ralph Waterhouse Solo Exhibition ~ Nov 4; Notable CA & National Artists • 1187 Coast Village Rd • 11-5 Mon-Sun • 805-962-8885 • www.waterhousegallery.com WATERHOUSE GALLERY SB: Notable CA & National Artists • La Arcada Ct, 1114 State St, #9 • 11-5 Mon-Sat • 805-962-8885 • www.waterhousegallery.com WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART: Straddling Circumference…The Art of Linda Ekstrom ~ Nov 11 • 805-565-6162 • Mo-Fr 10-4; Sat 11-5 • www.westmont.edu/museum WILDLING MUSEUM: Message in a Bottle | Elizabeth Criss ~ February 24; CA National Parks: Stories of Water ~ Feb 19 • 1511 B Mission Dr, Solvang • www.wildlingmuseum.org

SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE: Art Of The Western Saddle • 3596 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez • Sa,Local Su 12-4 • 805-688-7889 • News for a Global Village | www.VoiceSB.com ARTISTS: SEE YOUR WORK HERE! www.santaynezmuseum.org


Print & Virtual Gallery! Thriller is back! (and making stops in a neighborhood near you!)



DANCE FOR SB MUSEUM OF ART: Inside/Outside ~ Feb 18, HUMANITY HAS BEGUN 2024; Stillness ~ Oct 29; The Human Presence: TEN DAYS OF FLASHMOBS Photographs from the Collection Oct 29; in Santa~Barbara, Carpinteria, the Santa Ynez Valley Shape, Ground, Shadow: TheandPhotographs of all leading up to Halloween. Ellsworth Kelly ~ Jan 14; Flowers on a River: Their dancing Zombies are appearing onPainting street corners, The Art of Chinese Flower-and-Bird ~ at upscale restaurants, in Jan 14; From Copper Plate tovineyards, Collotype ~ Jan at the zoo.… go anywhere and dance 14; Portrait of Mexico Today;They’ll Highlights of East ‘til they drop – for fun, for Asian Art - Ongoing • Tu-Su, 11-5; Thu, 11-8 • community, and to help those in need. www.sbma.net • 805-963-4364 The grand finale will feature 100+ Thriller Dancers at the Sunken Gardens on October 28th.

SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Voyages of Discovery: Natural History Exploration ~ March The whole group of events 10; Mineral exhibition & Prehistoric Forest: will raise funds, for Rwanda Discover Dinosaurs in the Wild •& and ~ theongoing Westside Boys Club. So far, the group Wed-Sun 10-5 • 2559 PuestaGirls del Sol • is halfway to their goal of $25,000. www.sbnature.org “Thrill the World is a global event that happens each year on the Saturday before Halloween, when thousands of enthusiastic Zombies gather to perform Thriller - unleashing their inner zombie for fun and for charity... People of all ages and backgrounds will rise from the undead at the same moment in time, on October 28th, casting away inhibitions to create a Spooktacular experience in their communities,” a release about the event noted. Santa Barbara is home to a particularly dedicated group of Zombies organized by World Dance for Humanity, a nonprofit that turns dance into humanitarian aid by using donations to help Rwandan Genocide survivors build new lives, provide direct aid to Ukraine, and bring help to the local community. On Saturday, October 21st World Dance will be renting the Airbus to take 50 zombies to Thrill Los Olivos, Solvang, Neverland, and Cold Springs Tavern! Maybe this year is your chance to meet a Zombie!

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

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