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www.VoiceSB.com AKA: CASA Magazine Friday, December 13, 2019

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State Street Ballet brings their unique Nutcracker to life

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The need to protect local and global resources is growing


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Movies & Theatre...8&9

Holiday Markets around Santa Barbara



Wishing You

a Healthy Holiday Season It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play reviewed by Alex Henteloff

To find out more about Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics visit www.sbclinics.org or call for an appointment at 844-594-0343

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Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 19, 20 The Ticket: SB Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-10 Amy Katz: New on State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Beverley Jackson: Mixing Yesterday & Today. . 18 Open House Invitations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Harlan Green: Economic Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Classifieds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-23 Local Interest Rates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Destination ART. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25 Robert F. Adams: Cinema Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Priscilla: Santa Barbara. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27



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A Special Holiday Made Even More Special with The Grotenhuis Gift


By Jon Glasoe / Special to VOICE

Photos by Jon Glasoe

N EVENING OF MAGIC AND MIRACLES, December 6th heralded a new era for the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics as Anna and David Grotenhuis, long-time supporters of SBNC, made public their gift of three million dollars in support of the local health care clinics. Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree, Elisabeth and Gregory Fowler, and Dr. Charles and Vera Fenzi co-hosted a holiday themed event at the Belmond El Encanto, on the Riviera in Santa Dr. Charles Fenzi, CEO/CMO Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics, host with co-hostess Elisabeth Barbara in honor of the occasion. Fowler; Mark Asman, ret. Rector of Trinity Episcopal; Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree, co-hostess; and Anna and “We are grateful and inspired by David Grotenhuis, featured guest of honor the Grotenhuis’ belief in the work of Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics and their generous support,” said SBNC Board Chair, Melinda Staveley. “SBNC is indeed grateful, humbled, and excited about Anna and David’s gift. They have been incredibly generous,” said Charles Fenzi, MD, SBNC’s Chief Executive Officer & Chief Medical Officer. The Grotenhuis Gift announcement is the largest gift in SBNC’s history. Fenzi continued, “This is surely a transformative Guest Lynda Weinman and SBNC Sybil Rosen, friend of SBNC and Peter gift that comes on the heels of our acquisition of the Board Chair Melinda Staveley MacDougall, Campaign Cabinet Chair land upon which the new Westside Clinic will be constructed. As I said, we cannot thank them enough for this gift.” Anna and David Grotenhuis have lived in Santa Barbara for over 50 years. Anna is actively involved in the Santa Barbara nonprofit community and serves on many local nonprofit boards. David graduated from Westmont in 1963 with a degree in Economics and Business. In 1972, with his former college roommate, Wayne Siemens, founded the s hui ten Anna and David Gro real estate investment firm, Santa Barbara Capital. “I’ve known the Grotenhuis’s for nearly 20 years,” shared Maria Long, Director of Development and Community Awareness, “and this generosity - this gift - is right in line with who they are and how they live. They are giving and generous people.” Thank you Anna and David Grotenhuis! Dr. Charles Fenzi with Marlene Veloz and Nancy Tillie, CFO/COO

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The Vital Resource Beneath Our Feet Researcher helps lead a call to protect global groundwater resources

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“Groundwater is the world’s largest freshwater resource,” she added, “and it tends to be more resilient to climate variability, which means that it is a key resource during prolonged drought.” The researchers’ statement notes that groundwater provides drinking water for more than two billion people, as well as more than 40% of the water for irrigated agriculture worldwide. However, around 1.7 billion people live above aquifers that are stressed by overuse. “We are seeing a picture that is incredibly troublesome,” said Jay Groundwater well drilling equipment in California’s Famiglietti, another of the statement’s Central Valley coauthors and the director of the Global “Groundwater depletion is occurring in Institute for Water Security at the University of many places around the world, but there is Saskatchewan. “All over the world, especially room for optimism,” Perrone said. “There in the mid-latitudes, water is going to be are examples of communities that have come increasingly scarce, and particularly from together to improve groundwater governance our groundwater aquifers. Those are being and manage their groundwater resources overtaxed and pumped at an unsustainable rate sustainably.” and so that will pose major threats for water Printed with permission of UCSB Office of Public availability, water security and food security as Affairs and Communications well.” Photo by Chad Ress

items to address the situation: Put the spotlight on global groundwater E SEE IT LAPPING AT THE sustainability by completing a UN World Water SHORES OF TRANQUIL LAKES, Development Report on the state, trends and gurgling through creeks and rivers, and rushing over waterfalls. But the prospects of global groundwater sustainability for the 2022 UN World Water Day, dedicated vast majority of liquid freshwater on our planet to groundwater and recognizing the global actually flows out of sight, well beneath our importance of groundwater to the UN 2030 feet. This groundwater is a vital resource across Agenda for Sustainable Development; the globe, providing irrigation and drinking Manage and govern groundwater water to billions of people. sustainably from local to global scales by A group of international scientists and applying sustainability guiding practitioners say we are not doing principles by 2030; enough to protect and manage Invest in groundwater global groundwater resources — governance and management an oversight they argue will have by implementing groundwater long-term effects on the planet’s sustainability plans for stressed drinking water, food production and aquifers by 2030. adaptation to a rapidly changing “Groundwater is the climate. forgotten secret that we “In some places, our have under our feet, yet it management of groundwater has is critical to our lives,” said lagged, but our use of the resource Tom Gleeson, co-author of has not. The result is groundwater Debra Perrone the Nature correspondence depletion and the many undesirable and an associate professor impacts associated with over at the University of Victoria. “Protecting and pumping,” said Debra Perrone, an assistant managing groundwater is critical for the future professor at UC Santa Barbara, and one of the of food production, adapting to a changing researchers leading the new initiative. These climate, and for sustainable development of impacts include land subsidence, seawater communities and building better societies intrusion and declining water levels. worldwide.” Perrone and several colleagues penned a The call comes on the eve of United Nations call to action that appears in the journal Nature Climate Change Conference in Madrid (COP and authored a statement that has already 25), the beginning of the Decade of Action on garnered signatures from over 750 researchers, the UN Agenda 2030, and the annual meeting of practitioners and policymakers from more than the American Geophysical Union, the world’s 80 countries around the world. The idea for largest gathering of Earth scientists. the statement developed during a groundwater “The statement’s goal is to highlight the research conference that Perrone co-organized importance of groundwater as we talk about in Valencia, Spain in October 2019. climate resilience and sustainability,” Perrone said. The call to action outlines three key action By Harrison Tasoff / The UC Santa Barbara Current

Sea Level Rise Report Calls For Immediate Action By Mark M. Whitehurst, PhD / VOICE


ISING SEAS WILL REQUIRE PREEMPTIVE PLANNING AND SWIFT ACTION within California’s coastal communities, including Santa Barbara, according to a comprehensive assessment made by the Legislative Analyst’s Office, a nonpartisan watchdog organization of the state legislature, this week. “We developed our recommendations specifically to expedite coastal adaptation progress at the local level. Yet we believe adopting our suggested actions could help facilitate state-level adaptation efforts as well,” states the report, which calls for immediate local action in regards to funding and planning. Santa Barbara has a Draft Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Adaptation Plan and has begun a schedule of assessment and public outreach. More information can be found at: https:// www.santabarbaraca.gov/services/planning/ mpe/lcp/slrap/vulnerability_assessment.asp

The new report suggests the need for a new general obligation bond in 2020 to support climate adaptation activities throughout the state in order to begin the process of climate adaption and mitigation. Their research calls for a multi year plan which will require crossjurisdictional partnerships. “The Legislature may want to consider how to help local governments confront land use decisions complicated by SLR, including how to facilitate and encourage needed relocations, whether to place restrictions on rebuilding after a flood event, and how to support innovative and resilient approaches to building and development,” the report continues. Action recommendations included in the report: Buffering against encroaching water by building hard and soft structures; Accommodate sea level rise by modifying homes or assets; and lastly, Relocating homes or assets to mitigate loss. The report emphasizes changes made now will be less expensive than later.

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SB TICKET Your Guide to everything Santa Barbara ~ December 13th to December 22nd ~

Friday, Dec. 13th


Paseo Nuevo Center Court, 651 Paseo Nuevo • Photos available for purchase • https://paseonuevoshopping.com • Through 12/24. LET IT SNOW - NIGHTLY SNOWFALL SHOWS

Paseo Nuevo Center Court, 651 Paseo Nuevo • Free • https:// paseonuevoshopping.com • 6 & 7pm Through 12/31. SHINING LIGHT ON ABILITIES

Holiday light display • Hillside House, 1235 Veronica Springs Rd • Free • 805-687-4818 • 5-10pm Through 12/31. SNOW GLOBE BAR


Feat. sips, treats and delights from lead bartender George Piperis • Bring an unwrapped gift & receive Milk & Cookies for $1 • Kimpton Canary, 31 W Carrillo St • www.FinchandForkRestaurant.com • 6-10pm We-Sa, Through 12/28.


1100 & 1200 blocks of Coast Village Rd • Free • 805-962-5354 • 8-11:15am Fr.


Play a character and hunt for clues, pizza and snacks served • Central Library • Free • 805-962-7653 • 6-8:30pm Fr, 12/13.


Saturday, Dec. 14th

Pre-Shabbat open play time • Bronfman Family Comm Ctr, 524 Chapala St • 805-957-1115 • 10:30-Noon Fr. BABY MUSIC & MOVEMENT CLASS

Babies 0-14 mo • Children’s area, Central Library • Free • 805-564-5603 • 10:30am Fr. Ages 2-4 • Faulkner Gallery, Central Library • Free • 805-564-5603 • 10:30am Fr.



Presented by Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care • Call for Location: Naala 805-690-6296 • Free • www.vnhcsb.org • 2-3pm 2nd & 4th Fr. NEW TO GRIEF

Presented by Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care • Call Anthony for Location: 805-690-6201 • Free • www.vnhcsb.org • 2-3pm 2nd Fr. GRIEF WALK & TALK

Easy-paced walking group. Presented by Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care • Call Dairine Pearson for location: 805-690-6201 • Free • www.vnhcsb.org • 10-11am Fr. HEARING VOICES SUPPORT GROUP

A safe space for people to come together, connect, and share their experiences • Independent Living Resource Center, 423 West Victoria St • Free • Call to confirm: 805-450-1994 • 10:30-11:30am Fr. FOUNDATION PROGRAM

Meditation study program • Mahakankala Buddhist Ctr, 508 Brinkerhoff Av • $75 Membership • 805-563-6000 • 7-9pm, Tu, Fr.


ALL WRAPPED UP: THE ART OF GIVING Teens are invited to celebrate Friday the 13th with a Murder Mystery Dinner Party at the Central Library on December 13th from 6 to 8:30pm. Participants will get to play a character and hunt for clues to discover which player is the guilty party. Pizza and snacks will be served. To register visit www.sbplibrary.org Los adolescentes están invitados a celebrar el viernes 13 con una Cena de Asesinato Misterioso en la Biblioteca Central el 13 de diciembre de 6 a 8:30pm. Los participantes interpretarán a un personaje y buscarán pistas para descubrir qué jugador es el culpable. Se servirán pizzas y bocadillos. Para registrarte visita www.sbplibrary.org


Easy stress reducing practices to restore Balance & Harmony • Linden City Beach, Carpinteria • $12-$18 • 805-705-3426 • www.QigongSB.com • 9:30-10:30am Fr.



Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence • MAW Hahn Hall, 1070 Fairway Rd • $29-$79 • https://siegelsb.eventbrite.com • 6:30pm Fr, 12/13.



Retelling of the Christmas story feat. Westmont Orchestra, College Choir, Chamber Singers & Choral Union • First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave • $15 • www.westmont.edu/christmasfestival • 7pm Fr & Sa, 3pm Su, 12/13-12/15. A CHRISTMAS TRADITION

With Shawn Thies & Friends • Unity Church, 227 E Arrellaga • $20 • 805-455-3829 • Reception: 6:30pm/ Concert: 7:30pm Fr, 12/13.



Meeting of Santa Barbara Lavender Elders/Mayores, bring your own brown bag lunch • Pacific Pride Foundation, 608 Anacapa St #A • Free • www.pacificpridefoundation.org • 11:30am-1pm 2nd Fr. FRIDAY NIGHT SIERRA CLUB HIKES

Meet active new people in a healthy setting • Free • Meet at SB Mission at 6pm • 805-770-7656 • Starts 6:15pm Fr. SPANISH CONVERSATION GROUP

Practice your Spanish speaking skills & learn new vocab • Montecito Lib, Community Hall • Free • 805-969-6063 • 1:30-2:30pm Fr.


Children 2-5 & their caregivers play and learn together • Central Library • Free • 805-564-5642 • 10:30am-12pm Sa. CACHUMA LAKE JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM

Kids earn a badge & learn about the natural environment • Lake Cachuma Nature Ctr • $3+$10 parking • 805-688-4515 • 12:30-1:30pm Sa.


Feat. students of Montecito School of Ballet & UCSB Dance • Marjorie Luke Theatre • $12-$18 • www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4458184 • 7:30pm Sa, 12/14. THE NUTCRACKER

Presented by Santa Barbara Festival Ballet with Live Symphony Orchestra • Arlington Theatre • $25-$55 • 805-963-4408 or www. ticketmaster.com • 2:30 & 7pm Sa & 2:30pm Su, 12/14 & 12/15. WORLD DANCE FOR HUMANITY

SB Dance Center, 127-A W Canon Perdido St • $10 • 805-966-5439 • 9-10:15am Sa, Su. GOOD TIME YOGA, LEVEL 1-2



Reenactment of Joseph and Mary’s search for lodging • El Presidio • Free • www.sbthp.org • 6-9pm Fr, 12/13. SOHO ANNUAL UGLY SWEATER PARTY

Feat. Molly Ringwald Project, DJ Darla Bea + More! • Ages 21+ • SOhO • $20/$25 • www.sohosb.com • 7pm Fr, 12/13. WESTERLAY ORCHIDS HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

World-class athletes and local talent will showcase their skills on ice when The Ice In Paradise Figure Skating Club presents two shows of Joys of the Season at 12 and 5pm on Saturday, December 14th at Ice in Paradise. For tickets ($23/$33) visit https:// iceinparadise.org/holiday-show Los atletas de clase mundial y el talento local mostrarán sus habilidades en el hielo cuando el Club de patinaje artístico de Ice In Paradise presenta dos espectáculos de Alegrías de la temporada a las 12 y 5pm el sábado, 14 de diciembre en Ice in Paradise. Para boletos ($23/$33) visita https://iceinparadise.org/holiday-show




With Sierra Noland. For community health care professionals and care givers • 334 S Patterson Avenue #120 • Free • www.recoveryroadmc.com • 12-1pm Fr.

Holiday Workshop, Ages 5-12 • Ridley-Tree Education Ctr at McCormick House • $65/$75 • www.sbma.net • 9am-3pm Sa, 12/14.

All levels • Kimpton Goodland Hotel, 5650 Calle Real • Free • Info: www.taniaisaac.com • 9:30-10:30am Sa. QIGONG/ TAI CHI ON THE BEACH

Easy stress reducing practices to restore Balance & Harmony • Linden City Beach, Carpinteria • $12-$18 • 805-705-3426 • www.QigongSB. com • 9:15-10:15am Sa.



22 W Mission St. Suite B • Free • RSVP: www.kineci.com • 10am Sa, 12/14. WINE EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

60 min. wine education & tasting experience • Jamie Slone Wines, 23 E De La Guerra St • $60$45 • RSVP 805-560-6555 • 11am-12pm Sa. SOHO’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY FUNDRAISER

Feat. King Bee • Ages 21+ • SOhO • $10 • www.sohosb.com • 8pm Sa, 12/14. GRATEFUL TO GOD

A concert of 200 voices. Presented by The Light of The World Church • SB County Courthouse Gardens, 1100 Anacapa St • Free • www.tlotw.org • 4-6:30pm Sa, 12/14. TOMMY EMMANUEL, CGP

With special guests Jim & Morning Nichols • UCSB Arts & Lectures

W appetizers, holiday treats, raffle, photos w/ Santa • 3504 Via Real, Wine, Carpinteria • Free • www.WesterlayOrchids.com • 4-7pm Fr, 12/13.

Live Music from various musicians • La Cumbre Plaza • www.shoplacumbre.com • Noon-3pm Sa.


W/ guest astronomers from the SB Astronomical Unit • Palmer Observatory, SB Museum of Natural History • Free • www.sbnature. org • Dusk-10pm 2nd Sa. SHINKANAN TEAHOUSE & GARDEN

Tea ceremony by Teahouse volunteers • Botanic Garden • Free with admission • 11am-1pm 2nd Sa.


2-hour tour • From Maritime Museum (113 Harbor Way) to Visitor Ctr (1 Garden St.) • Free • RSVP Date/Time: www.freewalkingtoursb.com. CACHUMA LAKE NATURE WALK

Half-mile on Don Wimpress Nature Trail • Nature Ctr • Free/Parking is $10 • 805-688-4515 • 10-11:30am Sa.


Finest in jewelry, beads, crystals, minerals, lapidary arts, imports and more • Earl Warren Showgrounds • $7/Free + $5 parking • www. gemfaire.com • 12-6pm Fr; 10am-6pm Sa; 10am-5pm Su, 12/13-12/15.




SB Botanic Garden • www.sbbg.org • Fr, 12/13.


Paseo Nuevo, 651 Paseo Nuevo • Free • Check schedule: https:// paseonuevoshopping.com • Through 12/24.

Holiday classics by the SB Choral Society and Orchestra • $10-$50 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm Sa & 3pm Su, 12/14 & 12/15.

90 min tour • Star Starts & Ends at palm plaza, across from Hotel Californian (36 State St) • Free • RSVP Date/Time: www.freewalkingtoursb.com.

31 W. Gutierrez St • Free • RSVP: om@santabarbara-dental.com • www.santabarbara-dental.com • 5:15pm Fr, 12/13.





Docent-led tour enhanced by festive holiday decor • 1387 East Valley Rd • $30 • www.casadelherrero.com/tours • Through 12/21.

Alhecama Theatre • SOLD OUT • www.sbama.org • Sa, 12/14.

2-hour guided walking tours • $10 • Res: 805-965-6307 • 10am Sa (from City Hall Steps) & 10am Su (from Central Library).

Feat. Senator Hannah Beth Jackson and Jennings Imel, Executive Director, Western Region, U.S. Chamber of Commerce • Rincon Beach Club, 3805 Santa Claus Ln • $40/$50 • www. carpinteriachamber.org • 7:30-9:30am Fr, 12/13.





Fundraiser, social networking, Photo booth, Games, & Raffle • 1114 Crafthouse & Kitchen, 1114 State St • $105-$150 • https://members. sbcontractors.org/events • 5-11pm Fr, 12/13.

• UCSB Campbell Hall • $45-$60/$15 • www.artsandlectures.ucsb. edu • 8pm Sa, 12/14.



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Two-time Grammy Award-nominated acoustic guitarist Tommy Emmanuel, CGP will be joined by special guests Jim & Morning Nichols to present a concert on Saturday, December 14th at 8pm at UCSB’s Campbell Hall. Tommy Emmanuel, CGP, el guitarrista acústico, dos veces nominado al Premio Grammy, se unirá a los invitados especiales Jim & Morning Nichols para presentar un concierto el sábado, 14 de diciembre a las 8pm en el Campbell Hall de UCSB.

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Volunteer as a family & help sort canned goods & produce • Foodbank Warehouse, 4554 Hollister Av • Register for time slot: 805-967-5741 • 2nd Sa.



Maritime books from the Museum’s Archive • SB Maritime Museum Patio • Free • www.sbmm.org • 10am-2pm Sa, 12/14. CARPINTERIA HOLIDAY SPIRIT PARADE

Linden Ave, Carpinteria • Free • www.holidayspiritparade.com • 3-6pm Sa, 12/14.


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Ensemble Theatre Company at the New Vic

It’s a Wonderful Life : A Live Radio Play


APPY HOLIDAYS! It’s almost Christmas and the Ensemble Theatre Company is offering our community a real treat – It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play adapted by Joe Landry from the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra and Jo Swerling! (I had just seen a screening of George Stevens documentary chronically filmed during WWII. I think the screenwriters of It’s a Wonderful Life were all part of Stevens’ crew in Europe!) The ‘radio play’ is set in Santa Barbara in 1947 and includes mock radio commercials for local businesses of the time. It has all

Matthew Floyd Miller in It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play


Santa Barbara Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival • SB Maritime Museum Patio • Free • www.sbmm.org • 10am-2pm Sa, 12/14. CANCELLED - DRAMATIC GLASS NECKLACE ART TRUNK SHOW

SB Museum of Art Store • www.sbma.net • Sa, 12/14. HOLIDAY AT THE RANCH

Holiday music, crafts, tours, storytime, Santa & “rein-goats” • Rancho La Patera & Stow House, 304 N. Los Carneros Rd • $5/$2 • http://goletahistory.org • 11am-4pm Sa & Su, 12/14-12/15. CARPINTERIA CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT

All ages, all experience levels • Location assigned after registration • Free • Register: www.carpwithoutcars.org/cbc/ • 7am Sa, 12/14. HOSPICE OF SB LIGHT UP A LIFE CEREMONY

Hang a personalized star in memory of a loved one who has died or in honor of someone living • Seal Fountain, Carpinteria • Free • www. hospiceofsantabarbara.org/lightupalife • 5pm Sa, 12/14. HOLIDAY SALE IN THE CREEKSPIRIT GARDEN

Unique hand-crafted ornaments, greeting cards, books & more • Creekspirit Garden of Wildlife Art, 1000 Mission Canyon Rd • Free • http://creekspirit.org/events/holiday-sale • 10am-4pm Sa-Su, 12/14-12/15. THE OMITTED POP-UP ART MARKET

Feat. work by artists of color, queer artists, and underrepresented artists. Art, Food & Music • Casa de la Guerra • Free • www. mcasantabarbara.org • 2-6pm Sa, 12/14. HOLIDAY ICE SHOW

that we loved in the film and it resonates all the best of Americana since the end of WWII (the film opened in 1946). Director Brian McDonald brings us a superlative cast of ‘actors’ who arrive dressed in period costumes (Marcy Froehlich-Costume Design) and ‘in character.’ The actors mingle with the audience before the show begins, react to each other in character, and are then brought on Louis Lotorto, Matthew Floyd Miller, Peter Van Norden, Hannah stage for ‘ready to air.’ It Tamminen, and Teri Bibb star in the Ensemble Theatre Company’s production of It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, directed by is magic! Brian McDonald The setting (Fred Kinney) is fabulous as never complained and was always there for the actors, all playing characters in the story, everyone, and then when all seemed too arrive on stage: “Freddie Fillmore” (Peter bleak to go on, who’d just as soon jump into Van Norden); “Sally Applewhite” (Hannah the river and drown until he meets the angel Tamminen); “Lana Sherwood” (Teri Bibb); Clarence who jumps in the river and in goes “Harry ‘Jazzbo’ Heywood” (Louis Lotorto); George. Coming out Clarence shows George and “Jake Laurents” (Matthew Floyd Miller). what life would be like if he had never been The ‘Applause’ signs light up and we born and George learns what life would be play our part and we’re whisked off to like if he’d never existed. Bedford Falls, N.Y. and into the story of It’s magical! It’s heartwarming! See it! ‘George Bailey’ (Mr. Miller); the angel ‘Clarence’ (Mr. Lotorto); ‘Mr. Potter’ (Mr. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play runs through December 22nd. Norden), the greedy, miserable owner of almost everything in town; ‘Violet’ (Ms. Alex Henteloff, a member of the Academy of Tamminen) the town floozy; and ‘Mary’ Television Arts & Sciences with over 40 years (Ms. Bibb), the girl who will become experience in the theatre, has spent most of his George’s wife. professional career as an actor. Email him at papaalex@verizon.net. The story of George, who dreamed of seeing the world and never got to, who

Winery • Haley St, between Laguna St & Nopal St • $55 • https:// nightout.com/events/holidays-on-haley/tickets • 5-9pm Sa, 12/14.


Get all your holiday gifts wrapped for a minimum donation • Paseo Nuevo Ctr Court • https://paseonuevoshopping.com • 12/14-12/24.



SB Dance Center, 127-A W Canon Perdido St • $10 • 805-966-5439 • 9-10:15am Sa, Su.


With live music • Carrillo Ballroom, 100 E Carrillo St • $12 • Info: 805-699-5101 • www.sbcds.org • 6:30-9:30pm Su.

Pop up shops, music, sips & bites • 1016 Coast Village Rd • Free • www. montecitocountrymart.com • 11am-6pm Sa & Su, 12/14 & 12/15. UNITY SHOPPE’S 33RD ANNUAL TELETHON

Viewers may call 805-845-5555 to make their pledge • Live on KEYT-TV • Info: www.unityshoppe.org • 4-8pm Sa, 12/14.



Feat. Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo & Music Academy alumnus Aaron Blake (’10, ’11) • Music Academy of the West, Hahn Hall • $28 • www.musicacademy.org • 2pm Su, 12/15. SANTA BARBARA JAZZ SOCIETY HOLIDAY JAM!

All ages • SOhO • $10-$25 • www.sohosb.com • 1pm Su, 12/15.

Buddhist teachings & meditations • Mahakankala Buddhist Ctr, 508 Brinkerhoff Av • $10 • 805-563-6000 • 10:30-11:45am Su.

Jazz, Classical, Pop & Gospel music. Hosted by Inner Light Community Gospel Choir & DMK Studio • First Congregational Church, 2102 State St • $10/$15 • www.sbsopa.seatyourself.biz • 6:30pm Su, 12/15.




Handcrafted gifts & workshops • Art From Scrap, 302 E Cota St • Free • https://exploreecology.org • 11am-3pm Sa, 12/14.

All ages • SOhO • $25-$66 • www.sohosb.com • 8:30pm Su, 12/15. SANTA BARBARA MASTER CHORALE

Shop local SB artisans & makers. Presented by Blissful Boutiques • Paseo Nuevo, De la Guerra Place at State St • Free • 10am-6pm Sa.

Feat. Elaine Litster, harpist; Eduardo Villa, tenor; American Riviera Children’s Chorus • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church • $20/$5 • www.sbmasterchorale.org • 3pm Su, 12/15.

Groups of 5 or more. Presented by the SB Historical Museum • 414 W Montecito St • Free-$10 • 805-966-1601 • 11am-Noon Sa.

A wide variety of jazz during Bellini Brunch • Belmond El Encanto • 11am-2pm Su.






119 E. Cota St • Free • 805-962-5354 • 8:30am-1pm Sa.

Sunday, Dec. 15th


SB Swapmeet offers fresh produce, new & used goods, & food • 907 S. Kellogg Ave • 805-967-4591 • $1.25 adults / Children Free • 7am-2pm Su. GOLETA FARMERS MARKET


Fresh produce & goods • Camino Real Marketplace, 7004 Marketplace Dr • 805-962-5354 • Free • 10am-2pm Su.


Practice happiness & mindfulness • Mahakankala Buddhist Ctr, 508 Brinkerhoff Av • $10/Fam • 805-563-6000 • 9-10am Su, 12/15.



Neighborhood holiday party. Pick up map at Carr Winery or Potek


Presented by Westside Dance • Marjorie Luke Theatre • $10/$15 • https://bpt.me/4453254 • 5:30pm Su, 12/15. Gustafson Dance Studio • $15 • 805-403-3439 • 11am-1pm Su.

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


GRANADA THEATER: Miranda Sings - Who Wants My Kid? – Created to parody YouTube fame-seekers, Miranda Sings brings her overdrawn red lips, questionable life-advice and her deluded self-confidence on tour • 1214 State St • www. GranadaSB.org • $41/$81.50 • 7:30pm Sa, 12/14. CENTER STAGE THEATER: Twelfth Night – Lights Up! Theatre Co presents a story of mistaken identities, ruthless pranksters, and gender-bending hijinks within a tricky love triangle • 751 Paseo Nuevo • $12-$25 • www. centerstagetheater.org • 7pm Sa & 2pm Su, 12/14 & 12/15. LIVE OAK UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION: A Christmas Carol Ghost Walk – W Witness the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge from a cranky humbug to a compassionate human by traveling a spirit trail • 820 N Fairview Ave • $10 • RSVP: goletaghostwalk@gmail.com • 6, 7 & 8pm Fr & Sa, 12/20 & 12/21. THE ALCAZAR THEATRE: A Christmas Carol Carol– Centers on the bitter, greedy and cranky Ebenezer Scrooge who is visited by three spirits - Christmas Past, Christmas Present, & of Christmas Yet to Come • The Alcazar Theatre • www.thealcazar.org • $5-$15 • 7pm Fr-Sa; 2 & 5pm Su, Through 12/15. OJAI ART CENTER THEATER: Seusscial– Seusscial Holiday musical lovingly brings to life some of Dr Seuss’s favorite characters • 113 S Montgomery St, Ojai • www.ojaiact.org • $10-$25 • 7:30 Fr-Sa & 2pm Sa & Su, Through 12/15. THE NEW VIC: It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play – TTells the story of idealistic George Bailey, a man who gives up his dreams to help others, and whose life’s decisions on Christmas Eve bring about the intervention of his guardian angel • 33 West Victoria St • $25-$72 • www.etcsb.org • Opening Night: 8pm Sa, 12/7 • We-Sa, Through 12/22. PCPA THEATER: Disney’s The Little Mermaid – Tells a tale of longing, love and sacrifices, as princess Ariel risks everything to join her prince on land • Marian Theatre, 879 S. Bradley Rd, Santa Maria • $38-$50 • www.pcpa.org • Through 12/22. RUBICON THEATRE: Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings – Francis, Jinx, Smudge and Sparky have been brought back to Earth to provide a little heavenly harmony in a discordant world • 1006 E Main St, Ventura • www.rubicontheatre.org • $34$74 • Opening Night Gala: 7pm Sa, 12/14 ($150) • We-Su, Through 12/29.



Feat. world-class athletes and local talent • Ice in Paradise • $23/$33 • https://iceinparadise.org/holiday-show • 12 & 5pm Sa, 12/14. HOLIDAYS ON HALEY

Photos by David Bazemore

Review by Alex Henteloff / Special to VOICE



English language learners practice with native speakers • Central Library Adult Literacy Ctr • Free • 805-564-5619 • 1:30pm Su. Libra



Bring your own camera • Pet Photos - members only (9-10am) &

Family Photos (10am-1:30pm) • SB Museum of Natural History • Free for members/Free with admission for Non members • www. sbnature.org • 9am-1:30pm Su, 12/15. SBMNH FREE ADMISSION DAY

SB Museum of Natural History • Free • www.sbnature.org • 10am5pm Su, 12/15. MORNING BREW & BOTANY - RESCHEDULED

Scot Pipkin + guest spea speakers • SB Botanic Garden • Free with admission & $5 donation • www.sbbg.org • 9:30-11:30am am Su, 12/15. MONTECITO COUNTRY MART PHOTOS WITH SANTA

1016 Coast Village Rd • Free • www.montecitocountrymart.com • 11am-1pm Su, 12/15. CAW HOLIDAY POP UP

Unique hand-made art by local artisans, cool vintage pieces, food, treats & family fun • Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden St • Free • www.sbcaw.org • 11am-5pm Su, 12/15. GRASSINI GIVES BACK

Drink wines for a great cause • Benefits Domestic Violence Solutions • Grassini Family Vineyards, 24 El Paseo • $25 • www. grassinifamilyvineyards.com/ • 12-6pm Su, 12/15. HOLIDAY PAGEANT SERVICE

The Star of Bethlehem • Unitarian Society of SB, 1535 Santa Barbara St • Free • www.ussb.org • 9:15 & 11:15am Su, 12/15. BLUE WHALE POETRY SERIES

Feat. Marsha de la O & Noah Blaustein + Open Mic • Unity Church, 227 E. Arrellaga • $5 donation • 3-4:30pm Su, 12/15. MAKERS MARKET

Shop local SB artisans & makers. Presented by Blissful Boutiques • Paseo Nuevo, De la Guerra Place at State St • Free • 10am-6pm Su.


For children 2-5 and their caregivers • Central Library • Free • 805564-5642 • 10:30-11:30am Mo.

Features and Showtimes for December 13-19 � = Subject to Restrictions on “SILVER MVP PASSES”



A BEAUTIFUL DAY A IN THE AY NEIGHBORHOOD B Fr Friri:i: 2:45, 5:15, 7:45; Sa S t & Su Sun un: 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45; M n to Mo t We W d: d 2:45, 5:15, 7:45; Th T u: 2:45, 5:15 FROZEN II B Fr Friri:i: 1:45, 3:00, 4:15, 5:30, 6:45, 8:00; Sa S t & Su Sun un: 12:30, 1:45, 3:00, 4:15, 5:30, 6:45, 8:00; M n to Mo t Th T u: 1:45, 3:00, 4:15, 5:30, 6:45, 8:00 � CAT A S B Th AT T u: 7:45 PM

CAMINO REAL 7040 MARKETPLA L CE DR, LA GOLETA T TA (805) 968-4140 � BLACK CHRISTMAS C Friri:i: 1:00, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10:00; Fr S t & Su Sa Sun un: 10:45, 1:00, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10:00; Mo M n to t Th T u: 1:00, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10:00 � JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL C Fr Friri:i: 12:50, 1:50, 3:40, 4:40, 6:30, 7:30, 9:20; Sa S t & Su Sun un: 11:00, 12:50, 1:50, 3:40, 4:40, 6:30, 7:30, 9:20; M n to Mo t We W d: d 12:50, 1:50, 3:40, 4:40, 6:30, 7:30, 9:20; Th T u: 12:50, 1:50, 3:40, 6:30, 9:20





� BLACK CHRISTMAS - LASER PROJECTION C Fr Friri to t Su Sun un: 12:30, � RICHARD JEWELL E 2:00, 5:00, 8:00 2:45, 5:00, 7:15, 9:30; Mo M n to t We W d: d 2:00, 7:30 � BLACK CHRISTMAS C M n to Mo t We W d: d 5:30 PM; Th T u: 2:00, 5:30, 7:30 KNIVES OUT C Fr Friri to t Su Sun un: 12:20, 3:20, 6:20, 7:45, 9:20; Mo M n to t We W d: d 2:30, 7:50; Th T u: 2:30, 4:20 KNIVES OUT - LASER PROJECTION C M n to Mo t We W d: d 4:20 PM QUEEN & SLIM E Fr Friri to t We W d: d 1:30, 4:30, 8:00 QUEEN & SLIM - LASER T u: 1:30, 4:30 PROJECTION E Th P RASITE E Fr PA Friri to t Su Sun un: 1:45, 4:45; M n to Mo t Th T u: 1:45, 4:45, 7:40 � STA T R WA TA W RS: THE RISE OF SKY KYW KY YWA WALKER - LASER PROJECTION C Th T u: 8:00 PM

DARK WA WAT ATERS C 1:35, 7:45 A BEAUTIFUL DAY A IN THE AY NEIGHBORHOOD B Friri to Fr t We W d: d 1:45, 4:45, 7:20; Th T u: 1:45, 4:45 FORD V FERRARI C 1:25, 4:15, 7:30 WAV WA AVES E 4:30 PM � BOMBSHELL E Th T u: 7:20 PM


� JUMANJI: THE NEXT � STA T R WA TA W RS: THE RISE OF Friri:i: 2:10, 3:45, 6:45, 8:00, SKY KYW KY YWA WALKER 3D C Th T u: 9:15 PM LEVEL C Fr 9:35; Sa S t:t 11:20, 12:50, 2:10, 3:45, 6:45, 8:00, 9:35; Su Sun un: 11:20, 12:50, 2:10, 3:45, THE HITCHCOCK 6:45, 8:00; Mo M n to t Th T u: 2:10, 3:45, 6:45, 8:00




Friri:i: 2:30, 5:20; DARK WA WAT ATERS C Fr S t & Su Sa Sun un: 11:30, 2:30, 5:20; M n to Mo t Th T u: 2:30, 5:20

KNIVES OUT C 2:00, 4:50, 7:45

FROZEN II B Fr Friri:i: 1:30, 2:45, 4:00, 5:15, 6:30, 7:45, 9:00; Sa S t:t 11:00, 12:15, 1:30, 2:45, 4:00, 5:15, 6:30, 7:45, 9:00; Sun Su un: 11:00, 12:15, 1:30, 2:45, 4:00, 5:15, 6:30, 7:45; Mo M n to t Th T u: 1:30, 2:45, 4:00, 5:15, 6:30, 7:45

Friri to t We W d: d 12:55, KNIVES OUT C Fr 3:50, 6:45, 8:15, 9:40; Th T u: 12:55, 3:50


IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) B Fr Friri:i: 7:00 PM; Sa S t:t 1:50, 9:20; Su Sun un: 7:00 PM

Friri:i: 3:00, FORD V FERRARI C Fr 6:15, 9:30; Sa S t & Su Sun un: 11:40, 3:00, 6:15, 9:30; Mo M n to t We W d: d 1:10, 4:30, 8:00; T u: 12:45, 4:00 Th � STA T R WA TA W RS: THE RISE OF SKY KYW KY YWA WALKER C Th T u: 6:00, 6:45, 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 10:15, 11:00, 11:50


At the Center of Santa Barbara’s Cultural Conversation | www.VoiceSB.com


THE POLAR EXPRESS A Friri:i: 2:20 PM; Sa Fr S t:t 11:30, 7:00; Su Sun un: 2:20, 4:40 ELF B Fr Friri & Sa S t:t 4:40 PM; Sun Su un: 12:05 PM � CAT A S B Th AT T u: 7:30 PM

Picks A M E N I C The Peanut Butter Falcon: Friday Matinee presented by the Public Library • Free • www.sbplibrary.org • Faulkner Gallery, Central Lib, 2-4pm Fr, 12/13. Die Hard: 4K Restoration • $6-$10 • https://sbiffriviera.com • SBIFF Riviera Theatre, 2044 Alameda Padre Serra, 9pm Fr & Sa, 12/13 & 12/14. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms: Family Movie presented by the Public Library • Free • www.sbplibrary.org • Children’s Area - Island Rm, Central Lib, 2-3:45pm Sa, 12/14. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation: Clark Griswold wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife and children, as he tries to make sure everything is in line • $7 • www. thealcazar.org • The Alcazar Theatre, 7-8:40pm Th, 12/19. White Christmas Sing - A-Long: Sing-along to the classic film with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and the film’s remastered soundtrack • $7 • www.thealcazar.org • The Alcazar Theatre, 7-9:30pm Fr, 12/20. The Farewell: Friday Matinee presented by the Public Library • Free • www. sbplibrary.org • Faulkner Gallery, Central Lib, 2-4pm Fr, 12/20. The Grinch: Family Movie presented by the Public Library • Free • www. sbplibrary.org • Children’s Area - Island Rm, Central Lib, 2-4pm Sa, 12/21.

Courtesy photo

December 13, 2019

Learn about the latest information on Highway 154 traffic safety and efforts to improve safety during a Highway 154 Safety Town Hall Meeting set for Monday, December 16th, from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Solvang Veterans Memorial Building, 1745 Mission Dr. in Solvang. Childcare will be provided and Spanish language interpretation services will be available. Register to attend the free meeting at www.hwy154.eventbrite.com or call 805-961-8900. Conoce la información más reciente sobre la seguridad del tráfico en la Carretera 154 y los esfuerzos para mejorar la seguridad durante una Reunión comunitaria de seguridad de la carretera 154 programada para el lunes, 16 de diciembre de 6:30 a 8:30pm en el Solvang Veterans Memorial Building, 1745 Mission Dr. en Solvang. Se proporcionará cuidado de niños y se ofrecerán servicios de interpretación en español. Regístrate para asistir a la reunión gratuita en www.hwy154.eventbrite.com o llama al 805-961-8900.


rubicontheatre.org • 5:30pm Mo & 10am Sa, 12/16 & 12/21.





FRI-SAT 11:30-2:00-4:30-7:00-9:30 SUN 11:30-2:00-4:30-7:00; MON-THU 2:00-4:30-7:00 FRI-SAT 11:30-2:00-4:30-7:00-9:30 SUN 11:30-2:00-4:30-7:00; MON-THU 2:00-4:30-7:00

JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL -PG13 FRI-SAT 11:30-2:00-4:30-7:00-9:30 SUN 11:30-2:00-4:30-7:00;; MON-THU 2:00-4:30-7:00


DAILY 1:00-4:00-7:00

FRI-SAT 11:45-2:15-4:45-7:15-9:30 SUN 11:45-2:15-4:45-7:15;; MON-THU 2:15-4:45-7:15

All Shows before 5pm are $8.50 and REEL DEAL (first show every day at Parks Plaza Theatre) $7.50. Movies and times subject to change. General Admission $11.50, Seniors $8, Child $8.50 Find Us On Facebook – Parks Plaza Theatre www.playingtoday.com

Buellton • 805-688-7434


Beginners, intermed, advanced • SB Bridge Ctr, 2255 Las Positas Rd • $15 • Schedule/info: 805-687-1777 • www.sbbridge.org • 7-9pm Mo.


With Susan Manchak • The Dance Hub, 22 E Victoria St • $18 • www.adambsb.org • 10-11:30am, Mo. YOUTH AERIAL DANCE

Carrillo Ballroom, 100 E Carrillo St • $15-150 • www.josettetkacik.com • 5:30pm Mo-Fr & 11:15am Sa.

NORTH S.B. COUNTY THEATRES Movie Listings for 12/13/19-12/19/19 “FIESTA TUESDAY SPECIAL”- $7.00 pp “REEL DEAL” (first show every day at Movies Lompoc): $7.50 pp



Fun for all ages • Davis Ctr, De La Vina St & Victoria St • Free • 805-8972568 • 1:30pm Mo. CONNECTIONS - GOLETA

Puzzles, games & memory enhancement exercises • Friendship Ctr Goleta, 820 N Fairview Av • 805-845-7454 • $50 includes lunch • 9:30am-1:30pm Mo & Th. CONNECTIONS - MONTECITO


Puzzles, games, & memory enhancement exercises • Friendship Ctr Montecito, 89 Eucalyptus Ln • $50 includes lunch • 10am-2pm Mo & We.


Practice Italian • Arnoldi’s, 600 Olive St • Free • www.parliamo.yolasite.com • 5:30-7pm Mo.


Customized yoga • Santa Barbara Yoga Ctr, 32 East Micheltorena St • $13 • Info: www.taniaisaac.com • 10:45am-Noon Mo.


Goleta Lib, 500 N Fairview Av • Free • 805-964-7878 • 2:30pm Mo.



Easy Yoga for all ages with Carole Baral • Bronfman Family Jewish Ctr, 524 Chapala St • Free • 805-957-1115 • 12:30-2pm Mo. SUNSET TAI CHI ON THE BEACH

Easy stress reducing practices to restore Balance and Harmony • Linden City Beach, Carpinteria • $12-$18 • 805-705-3426, www.QigongSB.com • 4:15-5:15pm Mo. HEARING VOICES SUPPORT GROUP

Based on an ethos of self-help, mutual respect, and empathy • Mental Wellness Ctr, 617 Garden St • Free • 805-884-8440 • 6-7pm Mo. GLAUCOMA & HEARING SCREENING

Let’s Go To The M O V I E S


Express your thoughts about military experience • Friendship Ctr Montecito, 89 Eucalyptus Ln • Free • 805-969-0859 • 2-3:30pm 3rd Mon.


Movie Listings for 12/13/19-12/19/19

All ages • SOhO • Free, RSVP: 805-962-7776 • 5 & 7pm Mo, 12/16

Trained volunteers assist students • Central Library • Free • 805-564-5603 • 3:30-6:30pm Mo / 2:30-5:30pm We.

SB Dance Center, 127-A W Canon Perdido St • $12-$190 • 805.966.1409 • 4-5pm Mo & We.

Parks Plaza Buellton Movies




Feat. the latest info on Highway 154 traffic safety & efforts to improve safety • Solvang Vet Memorial Bldg, 1745 Mission Dr, Solvang • Free • Register: www.hwy154.eventbrite.com • 6:30pm Mo, 12/16. SB ELECTRONIC RECYCLING

South Coast Recycling & Transfer Station, 4430 Calle Real • Free • 805-6814345 • 7am-5pm Mo-Sa.


Cottage Hosp. MacDougall Eye Ctr • Free • 805-569-8264 • 11am-1pm Mo.




Bronfman Family Jewish Community Ctr, 524 Chapala St • Free • 805-9571117 • 4:15pm Mo.

Feat. Broadway Juniors & reception to follow • Rubicon Theatre, Ventura • $20/$10, bring a canned good or toy and get one free ticket • www.

45-min classes taught by rockstar instructors and trainers • Carrillo Rec Center, 100 E Carrillo St • $12-$79 • sweatsbfitness@gmail.com • 12:0512:50pm Mo, We, & Fr.

MOVIES LOMPOC (805) 736-1558 / 736-0146 All Screens Now Presented in Dolby Digital Projection and Dolby Digital Sound! Now Accepting Master Card • Visa • Discover KNIVES OUT-PG13

DAILY 2:00-4:30-7:00-9:30 SAT-SUN 11:30-2:00-4:30-7:00-9:30

JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL -PG13 DAILY 2:00-2:45-4:30-5:30-7:00-8:15-9:45 SAT-SUN 11:30-12:00-2:00-2:45-4:30-5:30-7:00-8:15-9:45


DAILY 2:00-4:30-7:00-9:30 SAT-SUN 11:30-2:00-4:30-7:00-9:30

HI-WAY DRIVE-IN,, SANTA MARIA (805) 937-3515



Starts @ 7:00pm

All Shows - General Admission $10.00 / Kids $4.00 Radio Active @ 92.1 FM Find Us On Facebook – Hi Way Drive In


It’s not too late to register!

Turning Points in Thought From Film Fridays at 6pm @ The Schott Center

with Kerry Methner, PhD & Mark Whitehurst, PhD

December 13: Where Did You Go Bernadette: Starring: Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig. Director: Richard Linklater; Writers (screenplay): Richard Linklater, Holly Gent, Vincent Palmo Jr. 2019. (1hr 49min) Great discussions follow the screening of a range of thought provoking films.

Register in person at the Schott Center or Wake Center or on-line at: www.sbcc.edu/extendedlearning


At the Center of Santa Barbara’s Cultural Conversation | www.VoiceSB.com



A benefit for Unity Shoppe • First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave • $10 • https://fpcsb.org/events • 7:30pm Tu, 12/17.




Tuesday, Dec. 17th


All ages • SOhO • Free, RSVP: 805-962-7776 • 5 & 7pm Tu, 12/17.



Children read to a trained therapy dog • Goleta Library, 500 N Fairview • Free • Drop in: 805-964-7878 • 4-5pm Tu.


Dargan’s Irish Pub, 18 E Ortega St • Free • 9pm Tu.



Early literacy enrichment for ages 3-5 • Central Library • Free • 805-564-5606 • 10:30am Tu. BILINGUAL BABY & ME

Develop your baby’s pre-literacy skills, 0-14 months • Central Library • Free • 805-564-5606 • 11:30am Tu.


Momentum Dance Co performs 2019-2020 season dances • Center Stage Theatre • $30/$20 • www.centerstagetheater.org •7pm Tu & We, 12/17 & 12/18. ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE

Dances from an earlier time • First Presbyterian Church, 21 E Constance Av • $5 • www.sbcds.org • 7:30-9:30pm Tu.

Resolve any questions about using your devices • Central Library • Free • 805-962-7653 • 10am-12pm We & Fr.


Followed by a 20-minute Q&A session with the audience • Eastside Library • Free • www.1millioncups.com/santabarbara • 9-10am We.

For ages 19-30 • Hospice of SB, 2050 Alameda Padre Serra #100 • Free w/ registration • 805-563-8820 • Evening, 1st & 3rd Tu. Night lawn bowling lessons & play • Spencer Adams Park, 1216 De la Vina St • Free • 805-636-9748 • 5:30pm Tu & Th. SCHMOOZE ROOM CAFE

Food, entertainers, speakers • Bronfman Family Comm Ctr, 524 Chapala St • 805-957-1115 • 12-1:15pm Tu. BILLIARDS CLUB

Come shoot pool, all levels welcome • Bronfman Family Comm Ctr, 524 Chapala St • 805-957-1115 • 2:30-4:30pm Tu.



Guided by Radhule Weininger • Museum of Contemporary Art SB • Free, Register: www.mcasantabarbara.org • 6-7pm Tu, through Feb.


Centering Prayer group formerly located at La Casa de Maria • Friends Meeting House, 2012 Chapala St • Free • www.lacasademaria.org • 10:15-11:45am Tu.


Meditation study program • Mahakankala Buddhist Ctr, 508 Brinkerhoff Av • $75 Membership • 805-563-6000 • 7-9pm Tu, Fr.


Drop-in support and breastfeeding info • SB Cottage Hospital, Women’s Services Conf Rm • Free • 805-682-7111 • 3:30-4:30pm Tu.




Use the Wellness Recovery Action Plan to make positive changes • Mental Wellness Ctr, 617 Garden St, 2nd fl • Free • 805-252-0483 • 6-7:30pm Tu. CAPOEIRA CLASS

Afro-Brazilian martial art • Westside Dance, 2009 De La Vina St • $15 • 805-280-9742 • 6:15pm Tu. LUNCHTIME GUIDED MEDITATION

Mahakankala Buddhist Ctr, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave • $5 • 805-5636000 • 12:30-1pm Tu, We, & Th.

Paseo Nuevo Center Court, 651 Paseo Nuevo • Photos available for purchase • https://paseonuevoshopping.com • 5-8pm Tu, 12/17. Feat. art and craft entrepreneurs, musicians, authors and a music video • Night Lizard Brewing Co, 607 State St • Free • http:// inspirepopup.com/events • 5-8pm Tu, 12/17. Read aloud a favorite poem (not your own) or just to listen! • Central Library • Free • www.sbplibrary.org • 5:15-6:30pm 3rd Tu. 500-600 Blocks of State St • Free • 805-962-5354 • 4-7:30pm Tu. SANTA YNEZ VALLEY ELECTRONIC RECYCLING

4004 Foxen Cyn Rd • Free • 805-686-5080 • 8:30am-4pm Tu-Sa.

Wednesday, Dec. 18th Wednesday CHILDREN & TEENS





Watch diverse and beautiful bird species with Rebecca Coulter • SB Botanic Garden • $10/$15 • www.sbbg.org • 8:30-10am We, 12/18. LOTUSLAND TOURS

Garden open for public tours • Lotusland • Free-$50 • Reservations: 805-969-9990 / www.lotusland.org • 10am & 1:30pm We-Sa.


Pacific Pride Foundation • 608 Anacapa Street, Suite A • Free • 805453-4570 • 7-8:30pm 3rd We. FRENCH CONVERSATION GROUP

Practice your French • www.sbfrenchgroup.yolasite.com • Arnoldi’s, 600 Olive St • Free • 805-569-1659 • 5:30-7pm We. OPEN CHESS PLAY

All Get to Play non-rated, 5-minute games, in groups of similar strength • Friendship Manor, 6647 El Colegio Rd, Isla Vista • www.sbchess.org • 7:15pm We. CONNECTIONS - MONTECITO

Puzzles, games, & memory enhancement exercises • Friendship Ctr 89 Eucalyptus Ln • $50 includes lunch • 10am-2pm Mo & We. GOODLAND YARNWORKS

Knit items for charities • Goleta Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave • Free • 805-964-7878 • 2-4pm We. ESL CONVERSATION GROUP

English language learners practice with native speakers • Central Library Adult Literacy Ctr • Free • 805-564-5619 • 5:30pm We. Libra



Free admission to seniors 60+ years old • SB Botanic Garden • www.sbbg.org • 9am-5pm We, 12/18.

Ages 10-17 work on coding, computational logic, and computer science activities and lessons • Central Library • Free • 4-5:30pm We.


For babies 0-14 months • Central Library rarary • Free • 11:30am12:30pm We.



Assisting students • Central Library • Free • 805-564-5603 • 3:306:30pm Mo / 2:30-5:30pm We. WIGGLY STORYTIME FOR TODDLERS 1-3

Central Library • Free • 805-564-5606 • 10:30am We & Th.



Presented by SB Unified School District, A-OK, & the SB Dance Institute • Marjorie Luke Theatre • Free • www.luketheatre.org • 5:30pm We, 12/18. HOT DANCING ON A COLD NIGHT

26th Annual Belly Dance Holiday Extravaganza! • All ages • SOhO • $10-$12 • www.sohosb.com • 7pm We, 12/18. YOUTH AERIAL DANCE

SB Dance Center, 127-A W Canon Perdido St • $12-$190 • 805.966.1409 • 4-5pm Mo & We. ADULT AERIAL DANCE

The Training Rm, 1 N. Calle Cesar Chavez, #110 • $12-$190 • 805.966.1409 • 5:45-6:45pm We.



Buddhist Meditations for Everyone • Mahakankala Buddhist Ctr, 508 Brinkerhoff Av • $10 • 805-563-6000 • 6:30-7:30pm We. YOGA AND MEDITATION CLASS

W/ Robin Elander. Bring a water bottle, extra layer & a towel or mat • East Beach (across from Chromatic Gate) • Free • 12-1pm, We. DIABETES CONSULTATION

Cost covered by most insurance companies • SB Cottage Hosp • 805569-8240 • 1-4pm We, Th. HEART SMART LECTURE SERIES

SB Cottage Hosp • Free • 805-569-7201 • 10-11am We. APHASIA RECOVERY GROUP

Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital • $15 • 805-569-8900 x 82402 • 12:15-1pm We.

Writers of all levels are invited to participate in an informal exploration of the Museum’s galleries as an impetus to writing during a Writing in the Galleries session on Thursday, December 19th, from 5:30 to 7pm at the Santa Babrara Museum of Art. Each session is led by a visiting writer/facilitator or participants are free to write on their own. Register for the free session at www.sbma.net Se invita a escritores de todos los niveles a participar en una exploración informal de las galerías del Museo como un impulso para escribir durante una sesión de Escritura en las Galerías el jueves, 19 de diciembre, de 5:30 a 7pm en el Museo de Arte de Santa Babrara. Cada sesión está dirigida por un escritor / facilitador visitante o los participantes son libres de escribir por su cuenta. Regístrate para la sesión gratuita en www.sbma.net




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Learn how to make your very own bath bombs • Central Library • Free • Register: 805-564-5605 • 4-5pm We, 12/18.


Be the first morning visitors at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and enjoy watching the diverse and beautiful bird species that make the meadow, woodlands and creekside their home during the Morning Bird Walk with Rebecca Coulter on Wednesday, December 18th from 8:30 to 10am. For tickets ($15/$10) visit www.sbbg.org On the same day, seniors ages 60+ can enjoy free admission to the Garden from 9am to 5pm. Se uno de los primeros visitantes de la mañana en el Jardín Botánico de Santa Bárbara y disfruta observando las diversas y hermosas especies de aves que hacen del prado, los bosques y el arroyo su hogar durante un paseo por la mañana con Rebecca Coulter el miércoles, 18 de diciembre de 8:30 a 10am. Para boletos ($15/$10) visita www.sbbg.org El mismo día, las personas mayores de 60 años pueden disfrutar de la entrada gratuita al Jardín de 9am a 5pm.

Chanted meditations • Mahakankala Buddhist Ctr, 508 Brinkerhoff Av • Free • 805-563-6000 • 10:30-11:30am We.


Learn about the programs, recent news, and the individuals they serve • 4420 Calle Real • Free, RSVP: lily@heartsriding.org • 9:50am Tu, 12/17.




Books examining current social injustices and prejudices • Central Library • Free • www.sbplibrary.org • 6pm 3rd Tu.



Relaxation & stress relief • Mahakankala Buddhist Ctr, 508 Brinkerhoff Av • $5 • 805-563-6000 • 12:30-1pm We.



The Training Rm, 1 N. Calle Cesar Chavez, #110 • $12-$190 • 805.966.1409 • 6:30-7:30pm Tu.

Bronfman Family Jewish Ctr, 524 Chapala Dr • Donation • 805-9571115 • 10:30-Noon We.

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Hosted by Cottage Children’s Medical Center • Drop off new and unwrapped toys at 400 W. Pueblo St • 2-4pm We, 12/18. Solvang Village, Copenhagen Dr & 1st St, Solvang • Free • 2:306:30pm We. SB Cottage Hosp Courtyard • Free • 11am-3pm We.


Collab with Pacific Pride Foundation. For ages 12-17 to journal and draw on shared prompts • Central Library • Free • 805-564-5605 • 4-5:30pm Th, 12/19. STAY & PLAY

Learn and play, sing and share stories • Eastside Library • Free • 805-963-3727 • 8:30-10:30am Th.


Guided lunchtime meditation • Mahakankala Buddhist Ctr, 508 Brinkerhoff Av • $5 • 805-563-6000 • 12:30-1pm Th.


Writers of all levels. Bring something to write on • SB Museum of Art • Free, RSVP: www.sbma.net • 5:30-7pm Th, 12/19. TRAIL TALKS: WILDERNESS HIKING SPEAKER SERIES

It Was Safe to Go in the Water: The Truth about White Sharks & Shark Attacks • Central Lib • Free • 805-564-5621 • 6:30pm,, 3rd Th. COMPUTER COACHING

Improve your computer skills! Reserve a 30 min or 1 hour session • Eastside Lib • Free • 805-963-3727 • 2-5pm Th.


Ages 21+ • SOhO • $12-$15 • www.sohosb.com • 9pm Th, 12/19. FOLK ORCHESTRA OF SANTA BARBARA

Telegraph Brewing Company, 418 N Salsipuedes St • Free • www. telegraphbrewing.com • 8-10pm Th.



Earl Warren Showgrounds • www.snaauctions.com • Free • 8am-3pm Th. CARPINTERIA FARMERS MARKET

800 block of Linden Ave • Free • 805-962-5354 • 3-6:30pm Th.



Practice your Italian • Montecito Lib, Community Hall • Free • 805-969-6063 • 12:30-1:30pm Th. BINGO AT SB ELKS LODGE

Proceeds support our local charities • 150 N. Kellogg Ave • Admission Free/ Bingo Pack $20 • 805-964-6858 • Early Bird Bingo: 6:30pm & Regular Bingo: 7pm Th. CONNECTIONS - GOLETA

Puzzles, games & memory enhancement exercises • Friendship Ctr Goleta, 820 N Fairview Av • 805-845-7454 • $50 includes lunch • 9:30-1:30pm Mo & Th. LGBTQ YOUTH GROUP

Pacific Pride Fdn Office #A-12 • Free • 805-963-3636 • 4-5:30pm Th



With Hot Apple Cider & Coco • Salt, 740 State St • Free • 805-9637258 • 5-7pm Fr & Mo, 12/20 & 12/23. 29TH ANNUAL LIVING NATIVITY

A re-creation of the Holy Night with live camels, sheep, donkeys and goats • First United Methodist Church of SB, 305 E Anapamu St • Free • www.fumcsb.org • 5:30-7:30pm Fr-Su, 12/20-12/22. PUBLIC VIEWING OF THE STARS

Westmont Observatory • Free • 805-565-6272 • 7:30pm 3rd Fr.

Saturday, Dec. 21st DANCE


Presented by State Street Ballet with Gustafson Dance students & Opera San Luis Obispo Grand Orchestra • Granada Theatre • $38-$106 • www.granadasb.org • 2 & 7:30pm Sa & 2pm Su, 12/21 & 12/22. THE NUTCRACKER TUTU SUITE

Presented by Goleta School of Ballet • Marjorie Luke Theatre • For tickets: www.goletaschoolofballet.com / 805-328-3823 • 1:30pm Sa, 12/21. THE SATURDAY BALLET GROUP SHOWCASE

Feat. students ages 20’s-60’s. Reception to follow • The Dance Hub, 22 E Victoria St • $10/$5 • www.dancehubsb.org • 4pm Sa, 12/21.



WithKadam Keli Vaughan• Mahakankala Buddhist Ctr, 508 Brinkerhoff Av • $15/$40/ Free for members • www.meditationinsantabarbara.org • 9-5pm pm Sa & 2-5:30pm Su, 12/21 & 12/22.



A Venetian Celebration of the Winter Solstice• Lobero Theatre • $12-$75 • www.lobero.org • 2:30 & 7:30pm Sa & 2:30pm Su, 12/21 & 12/22. TARIQH AKONI & THE ALCAZAR ALL STARS

An evening of great music • Alcazar Theatre, 4916 Carpinteria Ave • $25-$50 • www.thealcazar.org • 7:30pm Sa, 12/21. CORNERSTONE

Ages 21+ • SOhO • $15 • www.sohosb.com • 9pm Sa, 12/21.





A fun and easy run around downtown SB • Santa Barbara Running, 110 Anacapa St • Free • www.sbrunningco.com • 6-7pm Th.

Feat. Xander Beltran & others • Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden St • $75+ fees • www.sbcaw.org/events • 7pm Sa, 12/21.



Intro to books & listening for Children 3 to 5 • Goleta Library, 500 N Fairview • Free • 805-964-7878 • 10:15am Th. Children read to a trained therapy dog • Goleta Library, 500 N Fairview • Free • Drop in: 805-964-7878 • 3-4:30pm Th.




Friday, Dec. 20th

With Yulia Maluta • SB Athletic Club, 520 Castillo St • Info: (760) 2717183 • 6:30-7:30pm Th.


SB Dance Center, 127-A W Canon Perdido St • $12-$190 • 805.966.1409 • 6:30-7:30pm Th.





Support group for those grieving a loved one • Hospice of SB • Free • 805-563-8820x110 • 5:30-7pm 1st & 3rd Th.

Inspire Dance Santa Barbara’s Performing Groups • Center Stage Theater • $20 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 6pm Fr, 12/20. Beginning lesson at 7:30 before the dance • Carrillo Recreation Center • $20 • 805-698-0832 • www.dancesantabarbara.com • 7:30pm 1st and 3rd Fr.




With Kadam Keli Vaughan • Mahakankala Buddhist Ctr, 508 Brinkerhoff Av • $15 • www.meditationinsantabarbara.org • 78:30pm Fr, 12/20.



Support Group • Hospice of SB, 2050 Alameda Padre Serra #100 • Free w/ registration • 805-563-8820 • Afternoons, 1st & 3rd Th. Cottage Reha Rehab Hosp • $15 • 805-569-8999 • 10-11am Th.


Ages 21+ • SOhO • $12-$15 • www.sohosb.com • 8pm Fr, 12/20.



Rev. Karen S. Wylie’s December Retreat • Ojai Retreat, 160 Besant Rd, Ojai • $20 • www.karenswylie.com • 11am-2pm Su, 12/22.



All ages • SOhO • $5 • www.sohosb.com • 6:30pm Su, 12/22.



1016 Coast Village Rd • Free • www.montecitocountrymart.com • 1-3pm Su, 12/22.



Rescheduled due to rain • Sledding, snow leopards & photos with Santa • SB Zoo • Admission ($11-$18) + $5 all-day access • www.sbzoo.org • 10am-3pm Su, 1/26.

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CELEBRATE THE SEASON — Holiday Highlights —

usic, fun and holiday cheer is everywhere this holiday season. Celebrate and enjoy one or more family-friendly events that Santa Barbara has to offer.

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Holiday Markets ...

Inspired by the European outdoor markets, Holiday Markets have become a staple during the holidays highlighting the wealth of creative talents of local artisans. If you are looking for unique handmade gifts this holiday season, make sure to stop by one of the following markets in the area. HOLIDAY SALE IN THE CREEKSPIRIT GARDEN

Unique hand-crafted ornaments, greeting cards, books & more • Creekspirit Garden of Wildlife Art, 1000 Mission Canyon Rd • Free • http://creekspirit.org/events/holiday-sale • 10am-4pm Sa-Su, 12/14-12/15.

The holiday season is upon us and with that comes the endearing classic tale of The Nutcracker told in various styles by local dance companies. Dancers in intricately designed costumes will bring to life all your favorite characters from Clara to the Sugar Plum Fairy. A list of local Nutcracker performances are as follows:


Santa Barbara Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival • SB Maritime Museum Patio • Free • www.sbmm.org • 10am-2pm Sa, 12/14. MONTECITO COUNTRY MART HOLIDAY MARKET

Pop up shops, music, sips & bites • 1016 Coast Village Rd • Free • www.montecitocountrymart.com • 11am-6pm Sa & Su, 12/14 & 12/15.


Presented by Santa Barbara Festival Ballet with Live Symphony Orchestra • Arlington Theatre • $25-$55 • 805-963-4408 or www.ticketmaster.com • 2:30 & 7pm Sa & 2:30pm Su, 12/14 & 12/15.


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Feat. work by artists of color, queer artists, and underrepresented artists. Art, Food & Music • Casa de la Guerra • Free • www.mcasantabarbara.org • 2-6pm Sa, 12/14.


Presented by Westside Dance • Marjorie Luke Theatre • $10/$15 • https://bpt. me/4453254 • 5:30pm Su, 12/15.


Holiday at the Ranch ...

Handcrafted gifts & workshops • Art From Scrap, 302 E Cota St • Free • https://exploreecology.org • 11am-3pm Sa, 12/14.


Inspire Dance Santa Barbara’s Performing Groups • Center Stage Theater • $20 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 6pm Fr, 12/20.

Find your holiday spirit during Holiday at the Ranch when Rancho La Patera & Stow House opens its doors for their annual holiday open house featuring Santa Claus and his “reingoats” on Saturday and Sunday, December 14th and 15th from 11am to 4pm. For tickets ($5 adults/$2 kids ages 2-12) visit http://goletahistory.org/holidayat-the-ranch/


Unique hand-made art by local artisans, cool vintage pieces, food, treats & family fun • Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden St • Free • www.sbcaw.org • 11am-5pm Su, 12/15.


Presented by State Street Ballet with Gustafson Dance students & Opera San Luis Obispo Grand Orchestra • Granada Theatre • $38-$106 • www.granadasb.org • 2 & 7:30pm Sa & 2pm Su, 12/21 & 12/22.


Feat. art & craft entrepreneurs, musicians, authors and a music video • Night Lizard Brewing Co, 607 State St • Free • http://inspirepopup.com/events • 5-8pm Tu, 12/17.


Presented by Goleta School of Ballet • Marjorie Luke Theatre • $$ • www.goletaschoolofballet. com • 1:30pm Sa, 12/21.


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Artisan vendors, live music, food, refreshments, & an outdoor beer & wine garden • De La Guerra Plaza • Free • www.TwilightHolidayMarket.com • 4-10pm Mo-Sa & 12-6pm Su, Through 12/23.

Living Nativity ... Featuring a rustic wooden stable with silent tableau of the Holy Family, angels, shepherds, Three Kings, and live animals, the annual Living Nativity at the First United Methodist Church of SB will come alive for three days on December 20th, 21st, and 22nd from 5:307:30pm. Free parking onsite, enter from Garden St. www.fumcsb.org

Make this Christmas memorable and bring your family to take a photo with Santa at tthe following locations:

The Christmas Revels ...


The Christmas Revels: A Venetian Celebration of the Winter Solstice,, a joyous theatrical celebration, will be presented by the Santa Barbara Revels on Saturday, December 21st, at 2:30 and 7:30pm and on Sunday, December 22nd, at 2:30pm in the Lobero Theatre. Journey to Renaissance Italy where vocal and instrumental groups perform a rich, melodic selection of music, aspiring to be part of Venice’s annual “Festival of the Fishes” during the holiday season. For tickets ($12-$75) visit www.lobero.org

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W appetizers, holiday treats, raffle, photos w/ Santa • 3504 Via Real, Carpinteria • Free • Wine, www.WesterlayOrchids.com • 4-7pm Fr, 12/13. PHOTOS WITH SANTA- RESCHEDULED

Bring your own camera • Pet Photos - members only (9-10am) & Family Photos (10am1:30pm) • SB Museum of Natural History • Free for members/Free with admission for Non members • www.sbnature.org • 9am-1:30pm Su, 12/15. MONTECITO COUNTRY MART PHOTOS WITH SANTA


1016 Coast Village Rd • Free • www.montecitocountrymart.com • 11am-1pm Su, 12/15 & 1-3pm Su, 12/22.

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Raise your voice on high and join the annual Messiah Sing-Along on Tuesday, December 17th, at 7:30pm in the First Presbyterian Church. Led by Phillip McLendon, the performance will feature four local soloists: Jana McIntyre-soprano, Katelyn Neumann-alto, Grey Brotherstenor, and Michael Shasberger-bass. All proceeds will benefit Unity Shoppe. Tickets ($10) and music scores (bring your own) are available at Chaucer’s Book Store in Loreto Plaza, Unity Gift Shoppe and at the door.

Paseo Nuevo Center Court, 651 Paseo Nuevo • Photos available for purchase • https:// paseonuevoshopping.com • Through 12/24.

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Paseo Nuevo Center Court, 651 Paseo Nuevo • Photos available for purchase • https:// paseonuevoshopping.com • 5-8pm Tu, 12/17. PHOTOS WITH SANTA @ SALT

With Hot Apple Cider & Coco • Salt, 740 State St • Free • 805-963-7258 • 5-7pm Fr & Mo, 12/20 & 12/23.

Let It Snow ...

Check out Santa Barbara’s best in snow! Nightly snowfall shows will take place twice each evening in the Paseo Nuevo Center Court as a flurry of white snow falls down on the Christmas tree, singing carolers, and shoppers, a tradition enjoyed by the entire family! Snowfall shows start promptly at 6pm and 7pm from Friday, November 29th through December 31st (no shows on Christmas Day). www.paseonuevoshopping.com/holiday State Street Ballet’s The Nutcracker

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Welcome to NEW on STATE! by VOICE Magazine’s newest columnist Amy Beth Katz. Amy will be exploring our community’s lovely downtown and bringing back gems for us all... people, experiences, retail opportunities, and more... Enjoy!

By Amy Beth Katz, M.A., VOICE

Old Town Antiques

33 W. Anapamu Street

Photos by Amy Katz

“THRIFTY, NOT THRIFT” is the mantra of Old Town Antiques, and the seniors on limited income, international students, Los Angeles tourists and regular Santa Barbara folks seem to agree. At home in their new location that use to be the Old Bluebird lounge at 33 W. Anapamu St., they have something for everyone, but “Only the highest quality!” assured co-owner Larry Zanuck, who has been in the antique biz for 40 years, and collected a law degree and teaching

Eleven Fourteen Craft House and Kitchen 1114 STATE STREET


URTLES IN THE FOUNTAIN are the main attraction outside Fourteen Eleven, Santa Barbara’s trendy new bistro and brewery in La Arcada’s Spanish-style shopping Court, but inside it is the shrimp, crab, and Baja fish that are making people come out of their shells! The multi-million dollar renovation encourages socializing: shared tables, giant screen TV’s, and open windows that invite the ocean breezes and the hungry, happy patrons in. And what a Happy Hour they have! All day Sunday, and from 3:14 to 6:14pm, Monday - Friday, burgers and flat bread, wine and beer are half-off. “The New Beer manager has done a great job getting us more local beers: 16 on tap!” served up Bartender Jeff Stark, who was on staff when the space was Cielito. He also spoke proudly of owner Brendan Searls, who is from Ireland and grew up in family-style pubs. He and wife Kourtney have created a bistro that feels like home, with craft beers and a culture of good cheer, and comfort food! Whether you eat the Bourbon Chicken and Pork Chops like the turtle or the hare, you won’t leave hungry! www.1114sb.com • Tue- Thur., 11am - 9pm; Fri-Sat, 11am - 10:30pm

credentials along the way. “We are getting lots of very nice merchandise!” Echoed Marilyn Wilke, one of a dozen or so venders. “Everything here is curated— hand-selected and arranged, good design, useful, can compliment a home; might be a wonderful gift!” From Zanuck’s hand-painted-on-wood surf boards, to old Beatles records, to china dolls and turquoise talismans, there is a treasure for everyone.



Santa Barbara Artisans, 619 A State St.


MAGINE A PLACE where local artists can showcase their art, and earn a living. Imagining is exactly what Lindsey Cossman, Silvia Pauletto, and Dawn Carlson have done together: three long-time jewelry makers and friends who use to offer their creations at the Sunday art fair. The result is their new Santa Barbara Artisan shop at 619 A State St, where artists rent booths or sell on consignment. Candles, jackets, necklaces, paintings, honey, bowls and hats grace the display tables Cossman’s supportive husband built. There is still space for new artisans to bring their wares in time for the Holiday rush. Customers were overheard raving “Beautiful shop!” and commending the trio’s altruistic mission, “We need to help local people!” Lindsey hopes to offer art workshops to Santa Barbara’s Youth in the near future. They will be participating in the 1st Thursdays Downtown.



Photos by Amy Katz

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December 13, 2019

Just in Time for the Holidays! ~ Naples, Florida AVAILABLE

December 25 - January 30 or available again after April

OLD NAPLES, Florida In coveted Old Naples this 1,900 sq ft Villa boasts natural sunlight, high ceilings and has just been remodeled and beautifully furnished. 4 blocks to the beach, a short distance to Campiello’s and other great spots on 3rd – 3 blocks to 5th! Amenities include a private pool and 1 car garage. $15,000 per month - no added charge for Christmas if rented in this month. Includes 2 generous size bedrooms, den, and 2.5 baths. Owner is a licensed agent.

Make this your Christmas gift and Live Naples’ Best Life Style!

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Eagles Nest Ocean Views Santa Barbara’s Premiere Ocean View Apartments

• Every apartment has outstanding ocean views with the very best island and sunset views in town. • 31 one bedroom apartments, each with granite counter tops and a magnificent view. • Recently updated on a dead end street with a reserved parking spot for each unit. • Only six blocks to the ocean and on a bluff top with mild ocean breezes year round. All the top floor units have high beamed ceilings and no steps, so easy access for all ages. • With 10 furnished apartments, there is short term as well as long term flexibility in rental agreements. • See the best of Santa Barbara from this park-like setting.

For more information or to schedule an appointment call John at 805-451-4551.



JOHN R. WHITEHURST Property Manager/Owner

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Home Realty & Investment


December 13, 2019


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Antica Furnishings To Close


By Robert Shutt / VOICE

Photo by Robert Shutt

NTICA FURNISHINGS, owned by Adnan Orali for the past 15 years, will close it’s doors early in 2020. Orali has started the process of selling off his inventory at the adobe building near the corner of Carrillo and Santa Barbara Street. “I have been in this spot for ten years, but I have been in the antiques business for almost 20 years,” said Orali in an interview on Tuesday. The antique furniture and home goods store first opened for business in 2004. Since opening, the store has occupied three different spaces, one on Chapala, one on State Street, and has been at its current location on Carrillo for about ten years. Orali cites several factors for his need to close the store including the effects of the Thomas Fire and Debris Flow, which heavily affected many of his Montecito clients, and the closing of adjacent businesses. With retail changing all over the world as a result of online shopping and in-store pickup at most chain stores, Orali finally decided it was time to sell off his inventory and leave the industry entirely. “The deli next door closed down before the Thomas Fire and Debris Flow. They closed down and it definitely played a part in the loss of foot traffic,” shared Orali. Antica was opened with a vision of offering the more discerning decorators of Santa Barbara with high-quality furnishings, collectibles, and textiles while providing indepth knowledge of any piece a buyer may be interested in. Orali traveled all over to world to find antiques and furnishings to grace his shop. The items in the store have made it all the way from places like China, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand, to name just a few. He estimates that Adnan Orali in his store Antica Furnishings, located at 133 East Carrillo St. he has collected over 1,000 pieces of furniture from around in and buy several items at once. If he still has inventory to sell off after the globe and more than twice that number when decorative pieces are he closes the store front, he will continue selling his items privately to included. collectors and those that contact him looking for specific items. Orali said he can put together bulk deals for those who want to come Check the store out and wish Orali the best at 133 East Carrillo St.


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Journey to Renaissance Italy Vocal and instrumental groups perform a rich, melodic selection of music, aspiring to be part of Venice’s annual “Festival of the Fishes” over the holiday season. A traveling troupe of players is eager to be chosen. Their antics create unexpected court intrigue and comedic chaos. Savor this delectable theatrical mix that combines songs, dances, sackbuts and commedia dell’arte!

Join us and be joyous!

Saturday, Dec 21st at 2:30 & 7:30 pm Sunday, Dec 22nd at 2:30 pm at the Lobero Theatre

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Holiday Celebrations Are Upon Us!

JUST SOLD! Lori Zahn successfully represented the buyer in the sale of this commercial building Off-Market!

Clarissa Ru showing off her Frida socks

Photos by Beverley Jackson

Casino Party

Beverley Jackson moved to SB in 1963 from Los Angeles. She wrote a social column for the SB News-Press from 1968-1992. She also wrote the award winning book Splendid Slippers on Chinese footbinding and five other books on China. She latest book is Dolls of Spain. Jackson is avid doll collector and a collector of interesting people. She is also now seriously making and exhibiting pine needle baskets and collage.

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Bonnie and Jon Hendrick at I know Christmas is really on the way when the annual Coral Casino members party is hosted by the Coral Casino. Everyone shows up for this event! One reason is that the food is so good. This year there was a new food station for what they called bouillabaisse. Instead of the usual red version, we were given bowls of what looked like gray Clam chowder, but it was filled with mussels clinging to their shells, tiny scallops, calamari, and other treasures from the sea. My next station stop was the rare roast prime rib. It is always perfect — a rival to Lawry’s Prime in Los Angeles or Simpson’s in the Strand in The Strand in London. The dessert tables were filled with unusual chocolate creations. With all that Eileen Mielko and Nancy Newquist-Nolan at The eating, there Coral Casino annual Christmas Party is always conversation. While so many of the long time members have been replaced, there was no lack of people to chat with. Ginnie Hunter, who spends much of her time working on her gardens, brought me up to date on her latest plantings. Pretty daughter Francesca Hunter and I talked nonhorticultural topics. Robyn Basiago and Dr. James Barbabella, newly engaged, told Nancy Newquist-Nolan and me they met on a bus. It turned out the four of us were on the same bus! It wasn’t a local. It was on an MGang jaunt to Los Angeles for a special tour of the Getty Museum. It just goes to show, you can get more than a Dr. James Barbabella and bouncing ride on a bus, if you are lucky! Robyn Basiago at The Coral

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111 N. Milpas Santa Barbara

By Beverley Jackson, Special to VOICE

T’S AS THOUGH my great Christmas gifts came two weeks early. First, the early return of a healthy looking Fr. Larry from his severe health problem in Italy. And second, I had the honor of being in a special art exhibition starring four of our finest artists Rosemarie Gebhart, Susan Tibbles, Kara Crisp, and Tony Askew. The exhibition and event hosted by Raymond James was held in his offices on the fifth floor of the Granada Building. The view was worth attending. And attend people did. There was an amazing turnout. Really a mob scene. Each of us had an office of our own so our friends could find us. I was amazed to see Susie and Jean Claude Benarrosh and Patty and Guy de Gramont make their way through the crowd. I thought they were Me and fellow exhibitor, Rosemarie Gebhart all still in Paris. Clarissa Ru was up from Pasadena. She spotted my collage of Frida Khalo and bought it immediately. “I love Frida!” she announced as she pulled up a trouser leg to show us her most colorful stockings covered with Frida pictures. Clarissa has an Art Gallery, The Green Heartlife Gallery, attached to her new yoga studio.

December 13, 2019

December 13, 2019

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State Street Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ Comes Home for the Holidays


Photo by David Bazemore

ANTA BARBARA’S INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED PROFESSIONAL BALLET COMPANY will perform with Opera San Luis Obispo Grand Orchestra, the students of Gustafson Dance, and the Matilija Junior High Chamber Choir in The Nutcracker at The Granada, the final stop on State Street Ballet’s annual tour of the western states, with three performances December 21st and 22nd. The company tours the beloved holiday classic at numerous venues, from Fresno to Spokane and Durango, incorporating local dance students and musicians into the productions, and offering educational and outreach opportunities along the way. This season’s Granada performances of the magical holiday classic feature students from Gustafson Dance, a youth choir from Matilija Junior High, and Opera San Luis Obispo Grand Orchestra. The role of Clara—the girl who dreams that her nutcracker comes to life—is cast from among local dance students. This year, the coveted role will be danced by Ashly Pryor and Ella Rotondo. Ella is a junior at San Marcos High School, has trained at Gustafson Dance for ten years, and has danced with State Street Ballet Young Dancers, performing at Regional Dance America festivals across the country. Ashley is a freshman at Laguna Blanca School, has trained at Gustafson Dance since the age of three, and is in her third year with State Street Ballet Young Dancers, the school’s pre-professional performing company. Featured State Street Ballet company dancers include Deise Mendonça (Brazil) and Marika Kobayashi (Japan) in the role of Sugar Plum Fairy; Francois Llorente (Cuba) and Jack Stewart (New Mexico) as the Cavalier; Saori Yamashita (Japan) as Snow Queen; Sergei Domrachev (Russia) in his debut role of Herr Drossselmey; and many more. Music is by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Choreography by Rodney Gustafson and Gary McKenzie with additional choreography by Marina Fliagina, Megan Philipp, and Cecily MacDougall. Costume Design is by A. Christina Giannini, Nicole Thompson, and Mary Etta Lang. Set Design is by Daniel Nyiri and Yuriy Samodurov. Mask and doll design is by Robert Joyce. State Street Ballet’s silver anniversary season at The Granada will continue with the premiere of Sleeping Beauty (March 14), the newest story ballet in the company’s Family Series. The annual showcase of contemporary choreography, Modern Masters (May 8-9), is at the New Vic. State Street Ballet’s 2019-20 season is funded by Tim Mikel, Margo-Cohen Feinberg and Robert Feinberg, with additional funding provided by Barbara Burger and Paul E. Munch. The Nutcracker performances are Saturday, December 21st, at 2 and 7:30pm, and Sunday, December 22nd, at 2pm.

Tickets are available at granadasb.org or The Granada box office, 805.899.2222. State Street Ballet, now in its 25th year, is an internationally acclaimed dance company based in Santa Barbara, California, under the artistic direction of Rodney Gustafson and William Soleau. A pioneering collaborative that supports international ensemble members, the company consistently strives for new and innovative artistic opportunities to serve a broad audience. Each season is dedicated to bringing the highest standards of artistry and originality to tried-and-true classics, and creating innovative works that reflect the contemporary nature and talent of the ensemble. Public performances, educational outreach, community partnerships, and training programs are fundamental to their mission, at home and on tour. Visit statestreetballet.com for the season schedule, to meet the artists, purchase tickets, and more.

The Christmas Revels: A Venetian Celebration of the Winter Solstice



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RENAISSANCE DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON, The Christmas Revels have become a heart felt tradition in Santa Barbara and their upcoming A Venetian Celebration of the Winter Solstice will carry it’s usual charm for all ages. As revelers always say, “Join us and be joyous!” This year’s production is set in Renaissance Venice. The “Festival of Fishes” is fast approaching. Performing groups vie for selection to perform for the festivities, and the Doge (Stan Hoffman), fatigued with being called upon to make every decision, decides to disappear for awhile. Meanwhile, a travelling commedia dell’arte troupe (Tyler X Koontz, Matthew Tavianini, Annabell Walker, and Felicia Hall) is desperately eager to participate in the festivities, but the Magistrate in charge of selection (Bill Egan), is determined that the lowest class of citizens – actors – be excluded from the lineup. This year’s show is a light-hearted romp whose action pairs well with the sonorous contrapuntal melodies of the Venetian Renaissance. Revels Music Director Erin McKibben has assembled a diverse array of beautiful Italian choral music for the Solstice Singers, who will be accompanied by the Revels’ string consort, as well as the Santa Barbara Trombone Society’s Sackbut Ensemble. The always-energetic and talented Children’s Christmas Chorus is joined by a teen contingent this year, the Yuletide Youth, and these groups include students who represent eleven different local schools. With these talented singers, instrumentalists, dancers, and actors, the company involves over 60 performers, guided by Stage Director Susan Keller, Artistic Director of Santa Barbara Revels, and with assistance from Boxtales Theatre Company member, Matthew Tavianini. Performances are Saturday, December 21st at 2:30pm and 7:30pm and Sunday, December 22th at 2:30pm, at the historic Lobero Theatre. Tickets are on sale now at the Lobero Box Office, 33 E. Canon Perdido, or by phone at (805) 963-0761 or online at www.lobero.org. Special Family Packages are available, which include two Adult and two Children or two Student tickets. There also are Group Discounts for groups of 10 or more. For more information, visit www.santabarbararevels.org


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December 13, 2019

Scholarship Foundation Holds Community Leaders Luncheon

Photos by Isaac Hernandez

Photos by Isaac Hernandez

Santa Barbara City College

New Worlds Opening for the Young and Young at Heart


TICKET TO A NEW WORLD OR A NEW PERPECTIVE may well be a registration receipt emailed to you once you sign up for a new class and Santa Barbara’s highly respected Santa Barbara City College. Registration for spring is now open to everyone in the community, whether you are looking to earn an associate degree, transfer to a 4-year university, or enjoy life enrichment classes through the School of Extended Learning. SBCC has been named the #1 Community College in the nation by the Aspen Institute, and for the second year in a row Value Colleges rated SBCC the #1 Community College as “a flawless investment.” Other awards and accolades make SBCC the school of choice for students in a number of academic areas, including: Business and Entrepreneurship; Culture, Society and Human Behavior; Healthcare, Wellness and Public Service; Industry and Applied Technologies; Nature, Numbers and Engineering; and Performing, Visual and Media Arts. Classes are held online or at one of SBCC’s three campuses: Main Campus on Cliff Drive, Schott Campus on Bath Street, or Wake Campus on Turnpike Road. Many of the classes at Schott and Wake Campuses are free. Find a class at: sbcc.edu/classes. The spring semester starts January 13th. Register as soon as possible to ensure entry into your desired classes.

Jet Bridge to Be Added at SBA


N TUESDAY, a 150-foot long glass and steel passenger jet bridge arrived at the Santa Barbara Airport on two semi-trailers. It had traveled all the way from a manufacturing facility in Ogden, Utah. A 95-foot tall crane is now onsite that will hoist the jet bridge into position, which will mark the completion of the final piece of construction to be done on the airline terminal building that opened in 2011. The installation and certification of the new jet bridge is expected to be completed by midDecember. Once completed, SBA will have four total jet bridge boarding gates and one ground boarding gate. The lack of a Gate 3 at the airport was a result of an issue faced by airport officials back when the terminal was nearing original completion. Air travel was still suffering the effects of the last economic recession and city officials decided to defer the purchase of one jet bridge until after air travel had rebounded. Eight years later, historical passenger records are being broken and the final jet bridge will be installed just in time to welcome 2019’s onemillionth passenger, expected to arrive some time in the month of December. “City leaders knew back then that visitors’ first impressions of Santa Barbara would form coming off flights and looking at the striking Santa Ynez Mountain views,” Henry Thompson, airport director, said in a news release. “It’s a testament to the foresight of city leaders to build a facility worthy of such a beautiful city.”

Photo by Priscilla, SantaBarbaraSeen.com


ONOR AND VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION WAS FRONT AND CENTER for the annual Community Leaders Luncheon for the Scholarship Foundation, which met at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort on Dec. 6th. “I want to thank the Scholarship Foundation again. To all the donors here this afternoon, thank you for seeing the potential in all of us. By giving these awards, you change the trajectory of the whole community. Thank you for investing in our community,” commented Ms. Zamora, an aspiring teacher, who captured the spirit of the occasion in her remarks. About 350 people attended the Luncheon, which featured the Mosher Foundation President and CEO Edward Birch, and Jessica Zamora, a Scholarship Foundation recipient and a student at California State University Channel Islands. Foundation Board Chair Christie Glanville also addressed attendees, as did Foundation President and CEO Victoria Student speaker, Jessica Zamora Foundation President and CEO, Edward Birch Juarez.

Dan Logan, BOD; Len Smolburd, CPO; Matt Rowe, BOD; Maryan Schall, Honorary Board; Student Speaker Jessica Zamora, Scholarship  Recipient; BOD; and Leon Bartholomew, PP

In May, the Foundation awarded $7.98 million to 2,447 students throughout Santa Barbara County. The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara is the nation’s largest community-based provider of college scholarships, having cumulatively awarded in excess of $123 million to more than 50,000 county students since its founding in 1962. A nonprofit organization, the Scholarship Foundation also provides free financial aid advising services. For additional information, visit www.sbscholarship.org.

Eastside Library Renovation

The Eastside Library on East Montecito Street will soon be getting a new layout, fixtures, paint, flooring, furniture, and more open space for activities. The library will be closed for the construction from January 5th through the 11th. Some of the work is currently underway and will affect access to some book sections and other spaces in the library. All regular programming at the library for the month of December has been cancelled.

Fairbanks Earns AAML Affiliation

Renee Fairbanks, a noted local family attorney, has been accepted into the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. The organization is composed of the nation’s most dedicated and professional family lawyers that are recognized and respected by the bench and bar as the leaders in the field. Fairbanks was chosen to be a part of the AAML because of her tireless client advocacy and proficiency in handling complex family matters in trials, evidentiary hearings, settlement conferences, and mediations. “I’m proud, thrilled, and extremely gratified to have earned this distinguished affiliation,” she said in a news release. “It took some real time and effort. The AAML is the gold standard in my area of law.” A graduate of UCSB and the Santa Barbara College of Renee Fairbanks Law, Fairbanks is also a member of the Santa Barbara County and Northern Santa Barbara County bar associations. She is a supporter of the Environmental Defense Fund, the Legal Aid Foundation, and the local Animal Shelter Assistance Program. The AAML was founded in 1962 and is held to rigorous standards of professionalism, competence and integrity. About 1,650 attorneys across the country are fellows in the organization.

Abramson Joins ARB

Paul Abramson was recently welcomed to the executive team at American Riviera Bank as their chief technology officer. He brings a unique set of skills and experience to the table for the bank and prides himself in his ability to implement technology solutions that are always available, incorporating security while still meeting the needs of the business. Abramson is a UCSB graduate and when he is not working on his computer, he enjoys spending time with his family, wine tasting, and driving electric cars. To learn more about American Riviera Bank or listen to their financial news podcast, go www.americanrivierabank.com/podcast.

Paul Abramson

December 13, 2019

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Little Women – Greta Gerwig, Director-screenwriter


Review by Sigrid Toye, Special to VOICE

Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures

F DIRECTOR-SCREENWRITER GRETA GERWIG’S VERSION of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott’s oft filmed autobiographic novel, isn’t the picture you have in your memory, don’t be surprised! A pleasing Holiday gift for the entire family, Gerwig has revisioned Alcott’s tale of the March sisters into a colorful, beautifully filmed panorama with a 21st Century sensibility. Without losing the sensitivity and warmth with which Alcott’s novel is imbued, Gerwig asks her viewers to redefine these familiar characters with new ideas about happiness, economic realities, and what it means to push boundaries and expectations laid out for one’s gender. Remaining loyal to the spirit of the novel while also providing a glimpse into Alcott’s life, Gerwig has chosen to reconfigure the story by rearranging the mid-1800’s narrative: time-shifting between past and present. We meet the March sisters not as children, but as young adults. Jo March (Saoirse Ronan), Alcott’s alter-ego, appears in the opening scenes in the office of her editor Mr. Dashwood (Tracy Letts), who spews some establishing

Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Saoirse Ronan, and Eliza Scanlen in Little Women (2019)

editorial advice, providing a hint of events to come. “If the main mirror the human condition. Nonetheless, like the ingredients of character’s a girl, make sure she’s married by the end. Or dead, a tasty dish, each individual’s talents and foibles blend beautifully either way,” he declares. Gerwig, in telling the tale, does both… together to become the treat that this film represents. but with a surprising push-back (no spoilers here) as a nod to her Present for a SBIFF Cinema Society post screening Q&A, inspiration, Louisa May Alcott. moderated by Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Executive Set during the American Civil War Director Roger Durling, were Director Greta with a sparkling ensemble cast, the Gerwig and Producer Amy Pascal. Of the story arc Jo March’s story isn’t March sisters, Meg (Emma Watson), Alcott’s alter ego in her film, Gerwig laughingly about ‘girl gets boy’ but of Jo (Ronan), Amy (Florence Pugh), stated, “Jo March’s story isn’t about girl gets boy … about ‘girl gets book!’ Beth (Eliza Scanlen) and their mother, but about girl gets book!” She added, “The world Marmee, (Laura Dern) struggle to tends to be difficult for an ambitious woman.” .... The world tends survive challenging economic and Gerwig explained that the novel was written in to be difficult for an social conditions in the absence of two parts: the first, penned in 1861, is the story of their beloved husband and father, Mr. the March sisters as girls and the second, written ambitious woman. March (Bob Odenkirk). Under the – Greta Gerwig in 1868, presents them as grown women. Gerwig caustic and ever judgmental eye of chose to layer the two by applying a non linear wealthy Aunt March (Meryl Streep), structure to better understand the motivations of the family retains its values of charity and kindness while the each of the characters. promise of prosperity, either through marriage or inheritance “This method provided an opportunity for us to have a (as opposed to personal ambition), looms just outside their door. conversation with the audience about what women are made of,” Wealthy next door neighbors, Mr. Laurence (Chris Cooper) and Gerwig explained. She also spoke at length about Alcott and how his grandson, Laurie (Timothée Chalamet) play influential roles: forward looking and talented she actually was, not only as a writer Mr. Laurence as Beth’s generous musical mentor, and Laurie, Jo’s but a business woman. best friend and rejected suitor, who eventually becomes Beth’s “Louisa May Alcott certainly did a whole lot more than her husband. fictional self did,” Gerwig exclaimed. “She kept the copyright to her Even more important than this familiar narrative known books, supported her family, and negotiated her own future. And, to generations of readers and movie goers, the tone of Gerwig’s in a way, she infused me to go out and get a book of my own!” Little Women is what resonates throughout the film. Like glowing As the screenwriter, Gerwig believes that she created an ending embers radiating from a friendly hearth, warmth, comfort, and that her muse might have appreciated. Visiting a silver screen to love remains the sustaining connection between the members of view this marvelous film, you just might agree. the family. Differences in mood, temperament, and behaviors are realistically depicted in this film; a mix of high spirits, close knit Sigrid Toye volunteers for the Breakwater Flag Project. She is on the board of directors of the Maritime Museum and participates connections, and jealousies that define important relationships in Yacht Club activities. An educational/behavior therapist, Sigrid regardless of date or time. Elder sister Meg, longing for social holds a Ph.D in clinical psychology. She loves all things creative, status, ambitious, strong willed Jo, vain and jealous Amy, and including her two grown children who are working artists. Contact insightful, sickly Beth have been infused with characteristics that her at Itssigrid@gmail.com

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In memoriam: Robert William Jansen Shirley scoured the countryside for antiques to fill the house they dismantled in Kent and shipped home to be OCAL PHILANTHROPIST AND FOUNDER OF DAWG, reassembled in Montecito. Robert William Jansen was honored and Their plans for a tranquil retirement his life celebrated by the Pierre Claeyssens were shelved when they saw the sad Veterans Foundation on December 8th. He plight of Santa Barbara’s lost and was a decorated veteran of the Korean War and abandoned companion animals. The cats Purple Heart recipient. were housed in a tiny dark building and Jansen was born in Los Angeles in 1930 and the dogs didn’t have any blankets on cold came of age when military service was required wet floors. There was no veterinary care, of young men. He joined the Navy when he not even protective vaccines. Bob located graduated from high school, just in time for the an unused mobile classroom for sale, outbreak of the Korean War. The First Marines very cheap. He arranged to move it to the needed men and Bob transferred into the Corps. County Shelter and designed an interior He landed at Inchon under the guns of the that provided the safe and comfortable Battleship Missouri and marched north into Robert William Jansen facilities that made it possible for the Chosin River Valley. He was trapped there, volunteers to offer cats lifesaving care. Honor Guard presents US Flag to Shirley Jansen, wife of Robert William Jansen, behind enemy lines without supplies when the Chinese entered during private Military Ceremony Most of those who work at the shelter today don’t know the war. The winter was the coldest on record and Bob, leading that, under the lattice, the tires are still on the building. nine men, hid by day, walked by night, and foraged for food for Bob and Shirley were founders of DAWG, three weeks. Wounded, he brought them safely out. He Dog Adoption and Welfare Group. Bob, always a remained a very light sleeper for the rest of his life. builder, designed and built kennels, a Vet Clinic and Bob came home and worked his way through an isolation facility that incorporated ideas copied school to become an electrical engineer. With two throughout the nation. He shared his plans with partners, he launched Microwave Application builders in eight states. Over the 28 years of Designate a tree Group, a company that developed a key DAWG’s service to the community, it played a component of the AWACS guidance system. as a tribute to a leadership role in moving Santa Barbara County When he married Shirley McQuoid, she came to adopt a no-kill policy for its lost and abandoned family member with a family, a very elderly mother, a little girl companion animals. and an orphaned nephew. He devoted himself to or friend. The Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation is being a husband, a father, a friend, a protector and a committed to honoring the men and women who provider to them all. have served in uniform at any time. PCVF does this by For more information visit: He sold his interest in the company he had built supporting veterans and active duty members, and the family moved to Santa Barbara. There Robert William Jansen www.sbbeautiful.org/commemorativetrees.html and related partner organizations, in Santa was a wonderful year in England while the Santa Barbara Beautiful is a 501 (c) 3. Donations (December 5, 1930 – October 3, 2019) Barbara and Ventura counties, as well as preserving military history and legacy. kids went to boarding school and Bob and U.S. Marine, Korean War Veteran, may be tax deductible. TAX ID: 23-7055360 Coutesy Photos


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OTAL NONFARM PAYROLL EMPLOYMENT ROSE by 266,000 in November, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 3.5 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Notable job gains occurred in health care and in professional and technical services. Employment rose in manufacturing, reflecting the return of workers from a strike. What happened to the slowing economy, especially in manufacturing since last year’s sugar high from the 2017 Republican tax cuts? Manufacturing added 54,000 jobs, but it was mostly GM workers returning to work after their successful strike that gave them some of the enormous profits GM has been generating. In fact, it was the 74,000 new jobs in Leisure and Hospitality highlighting strong consumer spending in restaurants and hotels that continues boosting economic growth. Consumers are still optimistic, per the University of Michigan sentiment survey that rose to a preliminary December reading of 99.2 from a final November reading of 96.8. Consumers’ views on current conditions rose to 115.2 in December from 111.6 in November, while a barometer of their expectations rose to 88.9 from 87.3. The only caveat was the slight drop in average hourly pay to 3.1 percent, down from 3.4 percent earlier in 2019. Why? It’s all the lower-paying jobs that benefit from consumer spending – like Transportation and warehousing (15.5k new jobs), and the aforementioned Leisure and Hospitality jobs. Longer-term inflation expectations fell to 2.3 percent, matching a record low in the U. of Michigan survey. Federal Reserve policy makers watch this figure closely and have cited below-target Wrightson.com inflation as one of the reasons behind the three interest- rate cuts this year. The Fed, which holds a meeting next week, has signaled it will keep rates on hold barring a material shift in the outlook. There is little wage growth, and therefore little inflation, which means consumers can keep spending through the holidays. The ongoing trade wars aren’t yet boosting import prices enough that would bring on higher inflation, while energy prices have also fallen, keeping gas prices low. These are all reasons to keep the economy afloat, with the additional caveat that importers can’t keep absorbing the tariff increases forever. Harlan Green © 2019 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

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California housing market holds steady in October: While low mortgage rates have reduced borrowing costs and aided affordability, the continued lack of inventory combined with a still strong demand for housing has resulted in yet another price surge. The statewide median home price was $605,280, down 0.1 percent from the month prior, but up six percent from a year ago and sales meanwhile remained above 400,000 on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate for the fourth month in a row. Sales in October were up 0.1 percent from September and 1.9 percent from October of last year. Thomas C. Sales of existingSchultheis homes nationally rebounded 1.9 percent in October: Consistent with the California story, sales of previously-owned homes rose as low mortgage rates continue to provide a lift. However, housing supply remained on a declining trend and continue to put upward pressure on home prices in recent months. As such, the national median sales price jumped another 6.2 percent to $270,900 on a year-over-year basis. Macro Economy

California’s labor market persists in October: Despite housing affordability challenges and headwinds from a global and national economic slowdown, the labor market in the Golden State remains solid in October. For instance, 23,600 new nonfarm jobs were added to the labor market while payroll improved at a pace faster than even nationwide by 1.8 percent, and the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent, the lowest on record. Small-business optimism rose in October: Small-business owners’ confidence in the U.S. economy perked up 0.6 points to a reading of 102.4 as eight out of the ten components in the index advanced to begin the last quarter of the year. While small-business owners were more optimistic and less uncertain about the economy than the prior month, the index measuring uncertainty remains historically high as we head into an election year. Nevertheless, they continued to create jobs, raise wages, and grow their business. U.S. budget deficit jumped 34 percent in October: The federal government’s budget deficit rose $134.5 billion over last year, putting the U.S. on course to top the $1 trillion mark in the 2020 fiscal year for the first time in eight years. With government spending

President’s Corner increasing eight percent, federal outlays for defense, education, health, and Social Security also rose significantly, while the amount of tax receipts dipped three percent. Rising deficits typically lead to higher interest rates over time, but we have yet to see that connection this time around. Jobless claims stick to five-month high of 227,000: While the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits clung to the highest level in the last five months, the surge is not likely a signal of a shift in the labor market, as evidence of pronounced increase in layoffs is still lacking. Real Estate Finance

Mortgage rates fall back: The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) decreased from 3.75 percent the week prior to 3.66 percent to start second half of November. The FRM is nearly 115 basis points lower than the average of 4.81 percent recorded a year ago. Mortgage applications wane from a week earlier: Mortgage applications decreased 2.2 percent from the week prior even as mortgage rates declined. The refinance index decreased eight percent from the week prior although it was still 152 percent higher than a year ago. New purchase applications increased seven percent from both last week and the same week of last year. With rates substantially lower than what it was at the end of 2018, we should continue to see year-over-year gains in both purchase and refinance applications in the upcoming weeks. Mortgage delinquencies fall to lowest level in nearly 25 years: The number of mortgage loans for single family homes in a delinquent state decreased to 3.97 percent of all loan outstanding at the end of the third quarter of 2019. As the U.S. economy continues to have a healthy labor market and slow but steady economic growth, delinquency rates should remain low in months to come. Refinances hit four-year high in October: The refinancing share of overall closed loans grew to 51 percent in October. This was the first time in four years that the mortgage business had less than half of all loans originated in a month as purchase loans. Thomas C. Schultheis, President of the Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS , is a Broker Associate at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. Reach him at 805-729-2802 or SbRealtorTom@gmail.com. ®

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GALLERIES • STUDIOS • MUSEUMS • PUBLIC PLACES 10 WEST GALLERY: So Far So Fast ~ Dec 29 • 10 W Anapamu St • Mo, We-Sa 11-5:30pm, Su 12-5 • 805-770-7711. ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION GALLERY: KidsDrawArchitecture ~ Jan 4 • 229 E Victoria • Tu-Fr (By Appt)/Sa 1-4pm • 805-965-6307.

FAULKNER/SB PUBLIC LIBRARY GALLERIES: SB Art Assoc Holiday Show ~ Dec 31 • 40 E Anapamu St • Mo-Th 10-7pm, Fr-Sa 10-5:30pm, Su 1-5pm • 805-962-7653. GALLERIE SILO: Play Lines, Michael C. Armour ~ Ongoing • Funk Zone: 118-B Gray Av • Th-Su 12-5pm & By Appt • 301-379-4669.

PERSON RYAN GALLERY @ SUMMERLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS: Santa Barbara Coastal Innovations, A Local Photographer’s Eye ~ Dec 24 • 2346 Lillie Ave • 805-770-3677. PORCH: GALLERY: This Chapter Mixed Media Assemblages by Virginia McCracken • 3823 Santa Claus Ln • Mo-Sa 9:30-5:30pm, Su 11-4pm • 805-684-0300. PORTICO GALLERY: Work by Newell, & Pope ~ Ongoing • 1235 Coast Village Rd • Mo-Sa 11-5pm • 805-695-8850. RODEO GALLERY & LOVEWORN: Seasons Changing; New Art by Wallace • Artisan clothing boutique • 11 Anacapa St • We-Mo 12-7pm • 805-636-5611.

December 13, 2019 Ongoing • 1130 State St • Free-$10 • Tu-Su 11-5pm/Th 11-8pm • 805-963-4364. SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Kacho-e: Impressions of Natural History in Japanese Prints ~ Jan 5 • Museum Backyard & Nature Club House • Mammal and Bird Halls • Curiosity Lab • Santa Barbara Gallery • Blue Whale Skeleton ~ Ongoing • 2559 Puesta Del Sol • Daily 10-5pm • Free-$12 • 805-682-4711. SLINGSHOT: AN ALPHA ART FORUM: Alpha Resource Center Artists • Creativity, Kindness, Gratitude by Jeff Working • 220 W Canon Perdido • Mo-Fr 8:30-4:30pm & By Appt • 805-770-3878. SOLVANG ANTIQUES FINE ART GALLERY: 1693 Copenhagen Dr • Daily 10am-5pm • 805-686-2322.

GALLERY 113: Gail Lucas Plein Air Santa Barbara ~ Dec • 1114 State St, #8 La Arcada Ct • Mo-Sa 11-5pm/Su 1-5pm • 805-965-6611.

SANSUM CLINIC LOWER LEVEL: The Art of Ballet II by Malcolm Tuffnell ~ Ongoing • 317 W Pueblo St • Mo-Th 8-5pm, Fr 8-12pm • 805-898-3070.

GALLERY 333: (Artists of Rancho SB): Autumn Show ~ January • Cubhouse, 333 Old Mill Rd • Mo-Fr 9-3pm • 805-451-6919.

SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Encouraging creativity for aspiring artists with disabilities • 28 E Victoria St • 805-260-6705.

STUDIO 121: Works by Irwin, Denzel, Uyesaka, Dentzel ~ Ongoing • 121 Santa Barbara St • By Appt • 805-722- 0635.

ARTISTE GALLERY: Brown; LoCascio; Pratt; Luongo; Perez; Watanabe ~ Ongoing • 2948 Grand Av, #E, LO • Daily 11-5:30pm • 805-686-2626.

GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: Winter Salon: Over 50 artists will display “Salon Style” fine art ~ Jan 30 • 2920 Grand Av • Daily 10-4pm • 805-688-7517.

SANTA BARBARA ARTS: Local Fine Art & Crafts ~ Ongoing • 1114 State St #24 • Daily 11-5:30pm • 805-884-1938.

SULLIVAN GOSS: AN AMERICAN GALLERY: 100 Grand ~ Feb 3 • The Winter Salon II ~ Feb 3 • Harvey Leepa ~ Dec 30 • 11 E Anapamu St • Daily 10-5:30pm • 805-730-1460.

ARTS FUND GALLERY: Textural: An examination of the tactile and verse ~ Dec 20 • 205-C Santa Barbara St • We-Su 12-5pm & By Appt • 805-965-7321.

THE GALLERY MONTECITO: Alain, Pierce, Bennett, Bolton, Draper, Webster, Masterpol, Schulte ~Ongoing • 1277 Coast Village Rd • Tu-Sa 11-6pm • 805-969-1180.

ATKINSON GALLERY @ SBCC: Closed for the holidays • Humanities Bldg, Rm 202 • 805-897-3484 • gallery.sbcc.edu.

GLENN DALLAS GALLERY: Holiday Art Fair ~ Jan 29 • 927 State St • Tu-Su 11-7pm, Mo by appt • 805-539-5957.

BELLA ROSA GALLERIES: Dan LeVin’s Lonely Hearts and Ed Borein prints, Ongoing • 1103-A State St • Mo-Sa 11-6pm/Sun 11-5pm • 805-966-1707.

GOLETA VALLEY LIBRARY: Work by Goleta Valley Art Association • 500 N Fairview Av • Mo 12-6pm, Tu-Th 10-8pm, Fr-Sa 10-5:30pm, Su 1-5pm • 805-964-7878.

CABADAGRAY GALLERY: Vita Art Center, 28 W. Main St, Ventura • We-Sa 10-4pm/By Appt • 805-644-9214.

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ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM, UCSB: Closed for the holidays • We-Su 12-5 pm • 805-893-2951. ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY: Dream Weavers and Embroiderers of Truth ~ Dec 14 • 302 E Cota St • Tu-Fr 11-6pm, Sa 10-4pm • 805-884-0459.

CABANA HOME: Fine Art & Design ~ Ongoing • 111 Santa Barbara St • Mo-Fr 10am-6pm, Sa by appt. • 805-962-0200. CASA DE LA GUERRA: Haas Adobe Watercolors / Wallpaper Discoveries ~ Ongoing • 15 E De la Guerra St • $5/$4 • Tu-Su 124pm • 805-965-0093. CASA DOLORES: José Salazar’s In Sand and Oil; Bandera Ware ~ Ongoing • 1023 Bath St • Tu-Sa 12-4pm • 805-963-1032. CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY: Whit and Whimsy: Selections from the Collection of Michael and Nancy Gifford ~ Spring 2020 •105 E Anapamu • Mo-Fr 8-5pm • 805-568-3994. COLETTE COSENTINO ATELIER + GALLERY: Fine art and decorative arts gallery ~ Ongoing • 11 W Anapamu St. • Daily 1-5pm • 805570-9863. CHESSMAR SCULPTURE STUDIOS: Work by Brian Chessmar ~ Ongoing • 320 East Anapamu St • By Appt. • 805-637-7548. COMMUNITY ARTS WORKSHOP: Workshop, gallery, performance space • 631 Garden • 805-324-7443. CORRIDAN GALLERY: 125 N Milpas • Local Artists ~ Ongoing • WeSa 11-5pm • 805-966-7939. CYPRESS GALLERY (Lompoc): Let’s Do the Holidays & Lompoc Art Assoc ~ Dec 29 • 119 E Cypress Av • Tu-Su 12-4pm • 805-737-1129. DISTINCTIVE FRAMING N’ ART: New work by Chris Potter ~ Ongoing • 1333 State St • Mo-Fr 10-5:30pm, Sa 10-4:30pm • 805-882-2108.

GRAYSPACE GALLERY: Poetic License: Askew, Churchill-Johnson, & Lathim ~ Dec 28 • 219 Gray Av, Funk Zone • We, Th, Su 1-5pm; Fr-Sa 2-8pm & By Appt • 805-689-0858. HOSPICE OF SB, LEIGH BLOCK GALLERY: Memory Marks by Joan Giroux ~ Jan 2020 • 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, #100 • Mo-Fr 9-5pm, By Appt • 805-563-8820. INDIGO INTERIORS: Contemporary Art & Furnishings • 1321 State St • Mo-Fr 10-5:30pm, Sa By Appt • 805-962-6909. INSPIRATION GALLERY OF FINE ART: Local artists ~ Ongoing • 1528 State St • Tu- Fr 11-3pm • 805-962-6444. JAMES MAIN FINE ART: 19th & 20th Cent American & European Fine art & antiques ~ Ongoing • 27 E De La Guerra St • Tu-Sa 12-5pm • 805-962-8347. JARDIN DE LAS GRANADAS: re[visit] 1925 by Kym Cochran & Jonathan Smith • Ongoing • 21 E Anapamu. JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER SB: Exposed III: A mixed photographic, artistic journey curated by Lynn M. Holley ~ Jan 9 • 524 Chapala St • Mo-Th 9-5pm/Fr 9-3:30pm • 805-957-1115. KARPELES MUSEUM & MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY: Women’s Suffrage ~ Dec 31; Anne Baldwin, abstracts by “Hollywood” painter ~ Ongoing; John Herd, blended computer/photography prints ~ Ongoing • 21 W Anapamu • We-Su 12-4pm • 805-962-5322.

ELIZABETH GORDON GALLERY: Contemporary art ~ Ongoing • 15 W Gutierrez St • Mo 11-2pm, Tu-Sa 11-5pm, Su 11-3pm • 805-963-1157.

KATHRYNE DESIGNS: Pedro de la Cruz, Ruth Ellen Hoag ~ Ongoing • 1225 Coast Village Rd, Suite A • MO-SA 10-5PM, SU 11-5PM • 805-565-4700.

EL PRESIDIO DE SANTA BÁRBARA: Nihonmachi Revisited • Memorias y Facturas ~ Ongoing • $5/$4 • 123 E Canon Perdido • Daily 10:304:30pm • 805-965-0093.

LINDEN STUDIO AND GALLERY: Lety Garcia, Sharon Schock, Kim Snyder, Leigh Sparks ~ Ongoing • 963 Linden Av, Carpinteria • Daily 11-5pm • 805-570-9195.

ELVERHØJ MUSEUM: • Elverhøj Around Town & Viking Exhibit ~ Ongoing • 1624 Elverhøj Wy, Solvang • $5 • We-Su 11-4pm • 805-686-1211.

LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER: Small Works Holiday Show ~ Jan 5 • 855 Linden Ave, Carpinteria • Thu-Mon 11-5pm • 805-6847789; www.carpinteriaartscenter.org.

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Brad Nack’s Reindeer Gone Wild! reception

Sunday, December 15th:1-5pm GraySpace ~ 7 W. Carillo St. Poetic License Holiday Open House Tuesday, December 17th: 3-7pm La Cumbre Center for Creative Arts ~ La Cumbre Mall. Holiday Open House & World Business Academy benefit Sundays, 10am-dusk: SB Arts & Crafts Show • Cabrillo Blvd (State to Calle Puerto Vallarta), 805-897-1982 Thursdays, 3pm-dusk: Carpinteria Creative Arts Show 800 Block of Linden Av, 805-291-1957

MARCIA BURTT STUDIO: Holiday Exhibition ~ Jan 12 • 517 Laguna St • Th-Su 1-5pm • 805-962-5588. MASON STREET STUDIOS: Paintings by Lisa Pedersen, William Galzerano, Sheryl Denbo, & Emily Morrill ~ Ongoing • 121 E Mason St • Sa 12-5pm. MICHAELKATE INTERIORS & ART GALLERY: New work by Nack, P & T Post, Doehring, DaFoe, Hall, Brown • 132 Santa Barbara St • Mo-Sa 10-6pm, closed We, Su 11-5pm • 805-963-1411. MISA & MARTIN GALLERY: Etherea Materia ~ 619 State St • www. misa-artwork.com. MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Interactive experiences in science, tech, engineering, arts, & math • 125 State St • Daily 10-5pm • $14/$10 • 805-770-5000. MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SB: N. Dash ~ Feb 16 • 653 Paseo Nuevo • We, Fr, Sa 11-5pm/Th 11-8pm/Su noon-5pm • 805-9665373. MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY: Tweet This ~ Ongoing • 100 E Main St • Tu-Su 11-5pm • $1-$5 • 805-653-0323. PALM LOFT GALLERY: Visual Music by Donald Archer ~ Dec 15 • 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • Fr-Su 11-6pm & By Appt • 805-684-9700. PEREGRINE GALLERIES: Early American & CA Paintings & Bakelite ~ Ongoing • 1133 Coast Village Rd • Mo-Sa 12-5:30pm/Su 11-4pm • 805-969-9673.

SANTA BARBARA CITY HALL: On the Blue Shore of Silence, by Mary Heebner ~ Ongoing • 735 Anacapa St • 805-698-4515. SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: From the Mountains to the Sea - Schloss; Tello; Iwerks; Burtt; Drury ~ Ongoing • 1324 State St #J • Tu-Sa 11am-5pm • 805-845-4270. SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: Wings and Things ~ Jan 3 • 2375 Foothill Rd • Daily 10-9pm • 805-682-4722. SB BOTANIC GARDEN, Pritzlaff Conserv. Ctr: Garden Casitas: Playhouses Designed with Nature in Mind ~ Dec 31 • 1212 Mission Canyon Rd • Mo-Fr 9-6pm • 805-682-4726. SBCAST: SB based modern architecture ~ Ferguson Ettinger Architects ~ 513 Garden St • 12-4pm 1st & 2nd weekends of Dec. SB HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Capturing the West: The Artistry of Josef Muench • Great Photographers in Santa Barbara History • Story of SB • Edward Borein Gallery ~ Ongoing • 136 E De La Guerra • Tu-Sa 10-5pm/Su 12-5pm • 805-966-1601. SB MARITIME MUSEUM: Fishing with Paper & Ink: Nature Prints by Dwight Hwang & Eric Hochberg • History of Oil in the SB Channel ~ Ongoing • 113 Harbor Wy • Daily 10-5pm, closed We • Free-$8 • 805-962-8404. SB MUSEUM OF ART: The Observable Universe: Visualizing the Cosmos in Art ~ Feb 16 • Kehinde Wiley: Equestrian Portrait of Prince Tommaso of Savoy-Carignan ~ March 22 • Tatsuo Miyajima ~ Dec 22-April 5 • Highlights of the Permanent Collection ~

STATE GALLERY @ YOUTH INTERACTIVE: Celebrity Portraits by METROV • 1219 State St • Mo-Sa 10-7pm, Su 11-6pm • 805-617-6421.

SUSAN QUINLAN DOLL & TEDDY BEAR MUSEUM: Ongoing • 122 W Canon Perdido • Fr-Mo 11-5pm • 805-730-1707. SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE: East Meets West: A Collectors’ Choice ~ Ongoing • 3596 Sagunto, Santa Ynez • We-Su 12-4pm, By Appt Tu-Fr • $5/Chn Free • 805-688-7889. TOM DE WALT ART STUDIO: Oil paintings of the California Coast • 211 W Gutierrez St #10 • By Appt • 805-722-0660. UCSB LIBRARY: Mountain Gallery: Art of Science, 2019 ~ Dec 20 • Plans for the Future: 1944-1990 ~ June 26, 2020 • 525 UCEN Rd • www.library.ucsb.edu • 805-893-2478. VILLAGE FRAME & GALLERY: CA Landscape Artists & Antique Prints ~ Ongoing • 1485 E Valley Rd #1 • Mo-Fr 9-5pm, Sa 11-3pm • 805-969-0524. WATERHOUSE GALLERY: 35th Anniversary Exhibition • 1114 State St #9 La Arcada Ct • Mo-Sa 11-5pm, Su 11-4pm • 805-962-8885. WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART: Kent Anderson Butler: From The Belly Of The Whale ~ Jan 18 • 955 La Paz Rd • Mo-Fr 104pm, Sa 11-5pm, closed Su • 805-565-6162. WILDLING MUSEUM: Celebrating the National Lands of California ~ Jan 20 • 1511-B Mission Dr, Solvang • Mo, We, Th-Fr 11-5pm/Sa-Su 10-5pm • $5/Free/3rd Wed Free • 805-688-1082. YULIYA LENNON ART STUDIO: Traditional, atelier-style art studio • 1213 H State St • 805-886-2655.

December 13, 2019

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to host Holiday Open House and Benefit Reception for World Business Academy


3-5pm: Meet the Artists in all three Art Galleries 5-7pm: Holiday Open House

ELEBRATING THE SPIRIT OF THE HOLIDAYS AND THEIR NEW HOME, the artists of the La Cumbre Center for Creative Arts are hosting a Holiday Open House and benefit reception for the World Business Academy on Tuesday, December 17th. Ten percent of art sales made on the 17th will benefit the World Business Academy – just tell the artist that World Business Academy sent you! La Cumbre Center for Creative Arts (LCCCA) has rented out three spaces at La Cumbre Plaza for at least the next year to showcase local artists in an affordable and attractive space. Mike Cregan, a local Santa Barbara businessman, had the idea to help local artists and modeled the center after what he discovered walking around New York City. LCCCA hosts 24 artists, including painters, sculptors, photographers and 3D printer artists including: Lyz Rothman, Brian Woolford, Kenji Fukudome, Irene Estrin, Mary Dee Thompson, Judi Weisbart, Karen Haub, Marlyn Daggett, Judy Villa, Felice Willat, Rebecca Mader, Marie Arnold, Sol Hill, Jim McAninch, Jesse Avila, Brian MacDonald, Ruth Bar-Shalom, Ally Bortolazzo, Byron Blanco, Michael Mead, Ann Elliot, Daniel Landman, Carol Talley and Pali Szilvassy.

Signature by Marlyn Daggett in collaboration with the founders of LCCCA.

For more info visit: www.lacumbrecenterforcreativearts.com

Fishing with Paper & Ink Prints by Dwight Hwang and Eric Hochberg featuring 26 West Coast species of fish and other marine animals by two outstanding nature printing artists. On display through March, 2020 at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.

SBMM Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

113 Harbor Way, Ste 190, Santa Barbarta, CA • sbmm.org • (805) 962-8404


An Electrifying Experience Lights Up Grayspace Gallery Featuring work by Rod Lathim, Dorothy ChurchillJohnson, and Anthony Askew


By Michelle Tajan / VOICE

N ELECTRIFYING EXPERIENCE AWAITS VISITORS this holiday season at Grayspace Gallery. Located in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone arts district, Grayspace is featuring the work of three loved local artists in Poetic License. Rod Lathim, Dorothy ChurchillJohnson, and Anthony Askew make up an electric trio who mix surrealism, graphic sensibilities, and neon imbued assemblage – taking Poetic License. The exhibition that opened in November will be open for just two more weeks, through December 28th. A special Holiday Open House, complete with Wassail and goodies, is planned for Sunday, December 15th from 1 to 5pm. “Contemporary art is not easily defined. It challenges audiences to see or hear beyond the eyes and ears through materials and methods that are exciting, beautiful, and even demanding to our senses,” shared Ruth Ellen Hoag, Director Grayspace Gallery and a A study in contrasts - Rod Lathim’s neon and vintage well received artist herself of her work object works at Grayspace. This vibrant, electric exhibition embodies Hoag’s statement. Through each artists’ re-imagined interpretations of their surroundings, viewers are invited to explore new meanings, connections, and ideas, absorbing them fully over and over again. As the day darkens early this December, visitors’ imaginations will be ignited by a Gallery lit up with the vibrant neon sculptures of Rod Lathim. The ordinary objects that are displayed in his work are completely re-imagined and re-interpreted to express new meanings that have spoken to him. This is part of Lathim’s artistry - telling stories that invoke emotions, relationships, and life experiences. “The The work of master print-maker, Anthony Askew closest thing I can find to the pure light of love that is offered by the Divine and our ancestors and guides is neon,” Lathim offers of the unusual material he engages. In the main room, the work of Anthony Askew, a master print-maker, watercolorist, and art educator well known in Santa Barbara can be found. His mono-prints, both the rich multilayered viscosity prints and the vintage Chine-collé prints from his latest Santa Fe work are featured. “I hope my work reflects the optimism and zeal that life holds for me,” he shared. Churchill-Johnson’s vibrant, surrealistic, oil paintings are found in the Gallery’s main room. “Things become beautiful in proportion to the attention one pays to them,” Johnson Vibrant, larger than life canvases hold the work of notes. Her work draws that attention Dorothy Churchill-Johnson and holds it. “As Director of the Gallery, I get to work with the most talented artists around and love being able to showcase their work,” Hoag added. “I choose to exhibit artists that are working with contemporary themes and styles that show the very best in today’s art.” Seize the moment sometime in the next two weeks or you will have missed this trio’s exciting and very individual display of Poetic License. Grayspace Gallery is open Thursday to Saturday from 1 to 6pm and Sunday at 1 to 5pm and is located at 219 Gray Avenue.


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December 13, 2019

The Risk-Taking Films Of 2019, Jojo Rabbit and Other Films

Cinema VOICE Artists Bulletin Board

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screening of an astonishing WWII-based film, Beanpole, offering a magnetic story set within the mostly destroyed city of Leningrad. The film’s dramatic arc portrays the desperation of Russian society in the immediate aftermath of Germany’s defeat in 1945. Directed by Russian filmmaker Kantemir Balagov, who won the Best Director prize at Cannes, the film is an unflinching portrait of the unsung and damaged heroes – Film still from Bombshell two former soldiers who fought limited screenings, but the Russian government the German forces and who barely survived. Both of the main characters, were has at least designated Beanpole as their selection traumatized physically and emotionally as a result for Oscar consideration. Another 2019 film that portrays red-hot of surviving the conflict. The post-war setting is and controversial subject material is Bombshell, revealed via extraordinary production design, starring actress Charlize Theron in an uncanny pictorial compositions, and painterly lighting. portrayal of the former Fox News anchor Megyn According to the director Balagov, in an onstage Kelly. The project was directed by Jay Roach interview, “a complex set, including a streetcar (Austin Powers) and has a documentary-like and its tracks, and surrounding building facades, structure. The story pulls back the curtain on practically a whole city block, was designed and the commonplace sexual harassment found in built for this film to give our story an authentic corporations across the United States. The film setting for this time period.” has conservative media in its crosshairs, but also The film showcases two remarkable casts a wider shadow on unjust behavior. The film performances from newcomers Viktoria will truly expose the network’s nefarious dealings Miroshnichenko, who plays a nurse that has strange encounters with terribly wounded patients behind closed doors. Bombshell features an incredible ensemble cast working with a complex and her best friend, played by Vasilisa Perelygina. script from Charles Randolph (The Big Short) The pair reunite in Leningrad after a series of arduous journeys. The director takes risks with the including Margot Robbie (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood); Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman; characters which illustrates authentically felt and comedienne Kate McKinnon; character actor John desperate attempts to find a sense of equilibrium Lithgow; and in a small but powerful appearance, and normal life. The film is slowly paced, but actor Malcom McDowell (A Clockwork Orange). unforgettable at times, a cinematic approach The actors are already being recognized with balancing visual statements and intriguing award nominations and the film will be released character development. This film may have very in late December. Courtesy Photo

Picture Musical or Comedy. Several internationally produced films have HE YEAR IN FILM WAS ESPECIALLY also provided top-notch film-going this year. RICH, with some not only thoughtOne particular standout is Ladj Ly’s modern-day provoking, but films taking big risks that version of Les Misérables which won the Jury are rewarding in terms of the subjects they prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, quite a tackle and/or their story’s thematic elements. feat for a first feature from any director. Known One film that marches forward for attention is for his documentaries in France, Mr. Ly’s film JoJo Rabbit, an unlikely look at the Holocaust has had an impact in France and was named the in Germany that intermixes dramatic elements official French while attempting selection for to balance the the upcoming storyline with Academy farcical elements Awards for Best that are intriguing, International Film delightful, and/ consideration. or sad. The Shot and movie is a darkly produced within a brewed satirical neglected suburb comedy from of Paris, France, writer-director known as Les Taika Waititi Bosquets within (Thor: Ragnarok the heart of the and Hunt for the Film still from JoJo Rabbit seething ClichyWilderpeople) sous-Bois, the story has an unrelenting propulsive based on a novel Caging Skies by Christine quality and at turns reveals the squalid conditions Leunens. of this urban environment of dilapidated park The film features spaces, dead sensitive or very end streets, and funny performances overcrowded highfrom the cast rise apartment which includes the buildings. A precocious and nod to Victor sweetly arrogant Hugo’s novel, this youngster actor version of the Roman Griffin story reveals the Davis, an endearing power structures Scarlett Johansson and forces at play. playing his mother It also uncovers who is involved the humanity in a resistance Film still from Ladj Ly’s Les Misérables of the people movement, and that live there and the ongoing unease between a sensitively moving portrait from teen actress over-reaching police forces, petty gangsters, Thomasin McKenzie (who was remarkable in unemployed youth, and Muslim religious director Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace from leaders who all, at times, have a hand in creating last year). The film also features zany portrayals havoc resulting in explosive riots. The story is by director Waititi as a fantastical conjuration composed of scenes of Adolf Hitler and that are surprisingly standout cameos from poignant and reflective Sam Rockwell (who is of the challenges of on a hot streak lately contemporary Parisian with leading roles society. Challenging any and recognition for preconceived notions his work in Fosse/ of the Paris that tourists Verdon and Three may never venture into, Billboards Outside Viktoria Miroshnichenko in Beanpole Ly’s film is partially Ebbing, Missouri), autobiographical. In Rebel Wilson (Pitch a local appearance he Perfect), and the very shared, “My film is based tall writer-comedian on what I have seen Stephen Merchant as every day, and what I a goofy and sinister have experienced.” The Gestapo captain. result is a film with a A worthwhile to suspenseful quality and dive into the depths an audacious, intimate of satire and sadness, portrait. the film gambles with Film still from Beanpole The film stars tonal switchbacks popular French actor from the brutality of the Nazis to the comically Damien Bonnard in a leading role surrounded outrageous attitudes of Hitler’s supporters. It’s by some naturalistic professional actors and a high-wire act and an unusual approach to rounded out by many cast members drafted from Holocaust historical material. JoJo echoes the films of Wes Anderson to a degree and deservedly community filmmaking and acting workshops within Les Bosquets that the director helped to received the coveted Toronto International Film organize. Les Misérables has been nominated for Festival’s audience award in September. The film’s a Golden Globe award, a deserved benchmark, appeal to audiences and critic’s groups has been and the film will be screened in selected theatres interesting to watch. The film has also found its way onto many top ten critic’s lists for the year and before the film’s eventual availability on Amazon’s streaming service. has just been nominated for a Golden Globe Best VOICE also attended a SBIFF Cinema Society Review by Robert F. Adams, Special to VOICE

Robert F. Adams, a Santa Barbara landscape architect, is a graduate of UCLA’s School of Theatre and Film, as well as Cal Poly. He has served on the film selection committees for the Aspen Film Fest and the SB International Film Festival. Email him at robert@earthknower.com.

Hedy Price Paley Contemporary Art


MorningStar Studio

Celebrate the Holidays with 10% off all gifts of art, and the gallery pays the tax! Open House: Stop by Sunday, December 15th for Wassail, and Holiday goodies - 1 to 5pm.

Poetic License

Anthony Askew • Dorothy Churchill-Johnson • Rod Lathim Through December 28th

For hours see www.GraySpaceArt.com Late Light (detail) by Dorothy Churchill-Johnson

219 Gray Avenue - in the Funk Zone

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goodies to children

Onlookers lined up on Stearn’s Wharf watching the decorated boats sail by. 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

Vibrant, colorful, and beautifully decorated boats during the 2019 Holiday Boat Parade

Roger and Sarah Chrisman hosted holiday festivities on board The Polariis.

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afternoon unfolded. As I made my way down to the docks to view the boats, the most beautiful double rainbow graced a cloud framed azure sky and I joined many others with their iPhones capturing the scene. On Sarah and Roger Chrisman’s yacht Polariis, the hostess welcomed her guests in full Christmas regalia along with her pooch, Lola, dressed as… well, maybe Mrs. Santa Claus? The Polaariis party was just beginning, complete with holiday games, holiday goodies, and sparkling Santa hats. Lights were being festooned around the yacht for the parade, this year themed “Deep Space Holidays.” I have to admit that after a full day hopping around the harbor my feet mandated that I take them, along with myself, to watch the remaining festivities and the fireworks in front of my warm fireplace. Even at a distance, I’d say that this was one terrific beginning to the 2019 holiday season at Santa Barbara’s beautiful harbor! BTW: Check out the newly minted breakwater flags on your next harbor visit!

San Marcos Choir sang Christmas carols at tree lighting ceremony

Holiday Boat Parade Winners Grand Prize Winner Category


Boat Name

Boat Theme



Cosmic Christmas

1st Place Winners Commerical Fishing



Cosmic Christmas

Commercial Other



Unidentified Flying Objects

Human Powered



Star Wars Working Holiday




Constellation Cetus the Whale




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Photo by Sigrid Toye

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Photo by Sigrid Toye

N A BEAUTIFUL, BLUSTERY SUNDAY, Santa’s Village was in full swing down at the harbor! Hundreds of little Munchkins lined up to visit Santa Claus (and Mrs. Claus) and play in the snow. The December 8th annual Holiday celebration, which also included the entire waterfront area, featured as the main event the spectacular Parade of Lights followed by an awesome fireworks display at the end of the day. Although the official fun began at 3pm, I decided to go down to the harbor early and snoop around to find out what was involved in getting ready for a huge day such as this. On the main dock I was fortunate enough to run into three members of the City of Santa Barbara’s maintenance crew, Terry, Phillip, and Nick putting the finishing touches on the entry to Santa’s dock where a huge pile of snow awaited over 400 plus little snow bunnies. “This event takes a long time, lots of moving pieces,” said Phillip. “What we are doing here is for the harbor, but we also work on Stearns Wharf.” Although the three are the city’s maintenance crew, I was informed that (like me) the waterfront area was their exclusive beat. Whatever is needed for this waterfront wide event is their responsibility; that included everything from the sparkling night lights to the decorations and props, including enough snow to accommodate snow angels and snowballing, these hard working men put into place. “It’s not only all the things needed here,” Terry added, “we also set up bleachers for visitors to view the Parade of Lights from Stearns Wharf.” The waterfront’s Holiday Season includes Santa’s Village and the Parade of Lights with the official opening ceremony beginning on Stearns Wharf with the lighting of the Christmas tree. Parade of Light judges were treated to a special parade viewing local at Conway Family Wines Deep Sea Tasting Room including wine tasting and refreshments from wharf businesses such as a very tasty Moby Dick clam chowder! Captain Skip Abed served as the Parade of Lights Chair. Preparations for the event and the season itself started the day after Thanksgiving (or before). The waterfront’s tree is prepared well in advance and at the moment that City Council Member Randy Rowse and little helpers officially ‘lighted’ the tree to begin the festivities while carols were sung by the San Marcos Choir, the maintenance crew, much like ‘the man behind the curtain in the memorable Sarah Chrisman classic film “The Wizard of Oz” pulled the switch in another location. “That’s all part of our job too,” laughed Nick, the third member of the crew. By the time 3 o’clock arrived, hundreds of families with children were lined up along the harbor walkways waiting to visit Santa (in his reindeer guided boat) and be one of the first 300 visitors to get a ‘goody bag’. I soon learned from an Elf named Rita that because of the popularity of last year’s Santa’s Village, 400 of those special bags had been prepared so that no little visitor would leave empty handed. Other elves from the Santa’s Elves handed out Maritime Museum guided the families in the direction of the fun as the

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The Parade of Lights!

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VOICE Magazine: December 13, 2019  

Crisp salt air, blue skies, and mountain tops flirting in the mist are just the beginning notes in a melody celebrating life in Santa Barbar...

VOICE Magazine: December 13, 2019  

Crisp salt air, blue skies, and mountain tops flirting in the mist are just the beginning notes in a melody celebrating life in Santa Barbar...