VOICE Magazine: December 17, 2021

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www.voicesb.com Friday, December 17, 2021

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Holiday Markets

Shop local at the Holiday Markets

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Housing

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The Housing Authority broke ground on a new project

Pablo Lorraine’s new movie, Spencer, reviewed by Daisy Scott

In This Issue

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Book Review: The Art of Routine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 20, 21 Michelle Beamer opens Lonetree. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Josef Woodard: Sounds About Town. . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 John Palminteri’s Community VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Daisy Scott: Review of She & Him. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Harlan Green: Economic Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Community Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-23 Priscilla: Our Parades Have Returned. . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Galleries & Art Venues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 5 - 2 7 * Español y Inglés

Calendar..9-12* Movies..............9

Revels

Choral

Rock Welcome to Hollywood. What’s your dream? Lobero Theatre Friday, January 14th, at 7:30pm Sunday, January 16th at 2:30pm

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Cinema

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Santa Barbara Revels to open this weekend

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SB Choral Society to perform Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus 10

Men at Work will play the Lobero Theatre

For Tickets: www.lobero.org • 805-963-0761

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Opera Santa Barbara

Protopapas discovered it, Widzer and the team have “Added back in little pieces of the overture to accommodate choreography and story.”

Handel’s

Semele

She has had a central role in taking the piece and puting it into a different specific time period. While a colleague Christine McIntyre origianlly placed the story in the 1920s, she noted, “If it doesn’t fit well, it is jarring to the audience and the cast.” As the team has worked, she explained, “We are uncovering more and more layers of how it works so well in the 1920s.....And in Hollywood.”

By Kerry Methner / VOICE

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ITH VOCAL PYROTECHNICS AND COMIC SHENANIGANS, Handel’s opera Semele, singing the tale of the mythic figure, was completed during the summer months nearly three centuries ago. Under the direction of Los Angeles-based director, Sara E. Widzer, Opera Santa Barbara takes up the story, placing it in the Hollywood’s silent film era. The delightful result is a comic condensed version of a tale about the love interest of the god Jupiter who is also a rival to the goddess Juno, Jupiter’s wife. The production is set to hit the boards at the Lobero Theatre with a run time of just 90 minutes on Friday, January 14th, at 7:30pm and Sunday, January Director Sara E. Widzer 16th, at 2:30pm. The company’s third premiere RESERVED TICKETS can be purchased of the season, it’s also the online at www.lobero.org, and are currently company’s first baroque priced at $149 and $99. A limited number of opera. Tickets are now on You Decide! Tickets (pay-what-you-can) are sale at the Lobero Theatre also available by phone through the Lobero Box Office, at (805) 963.0761, thanks to a and at www.lobero.org. generous grant from the Holly and Walter Thompson Foundation, Bank of America, N.A. Co-trustee. COVID-19 Safety: All patrons must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or negative test within the last 72 hours accompanied by picture ID. Patrons are required to wear a face covering while indoors. Detailed health protocols can be found on the Lobero Lobero website.

George Frederick Handel, known to everyone as the composer of The Messiah, is one of the most successful opera composers of all time. Semele, with an English libretto based on Greek and Roman

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set in 20’s era of silent movies to raise 2022 curtain Opera Santa Barbara’s production of Semele is set in the roaring twenties in Hollywood.

mythology, premiered in London in 1744, and caused an uproar with its bawdy subject matter. Jupiter, king of the gods, pursues a romantic relationship with the mortal princess Semele. When his wife Juno finds out, she promptly plots Semele’s demise. In Opera Santa Barbara’s production, Jupiter becomes a movie mogul with a roving eye, and Semele an ambitious ingenue who encourages his advances at her peril. “Handel is one of the greatest opera composers of all time. No other composer exults the human voice like him. Yet opera lovers often stay away from his operas because of their length”, said Opera SB’s Artistic and General Director Kostis Protopapas. “This version of Semele is only 90 minutes long and contains some of Handel’s greatest tunes. Now more than ever we need to start the new year on a lighthearted note. Semele is our New Year’s toast to Santa Barbara for a happier 2022.” Santa Barbara-born and Metropolitan Opera National Council Award winner soprano Jana McIntyre will sing the title role. Growing up in Toro Canyon and attending Crane Country Day School and Santa Barbara High School, McIntyre welcomes the opportunity to spend some time in her home stomping grounds and on a Santa Barbara stage. “I’m elated to be performing in Santa Barbara,” the soprano shared in a telephone interview. “When I was asked I said ‘Yes! Yes! Yes! I’m in 100 percent!’” Of the role she noted, Semele

is “a beast of a role.” But she acknowledged that the program being cut down (from several hours to 90 minutes) made it much more manageable. “The human spirit in all ways, from tacky elation to humility, is reflected in the characters,” making it a rich challenge she added. The cast also includes Sarah Coit as Juno; Robert Stahley of the Los Angeles Opera Young Artists Program as Jupiter; Music Academy of the West alum Logan Tanner as Athamas; Colin Ramsay in the dual role of Kadmus and Somnus; Christina Pezzarossi as Ino; and Chrisman Studio Artist Sunwoo Park as Iris. “The great thing about Baroque opera is that there is so much freedom of interpretation,” said conductor Emily Senturia. “Working on music from this era is such terrific fun because even though it’s centuries old, reinventing it through new ornaments, new tempos, and new choices is part of the process.”

Semele thus set becomes a story of Hollywood gods.... Consider Jupiter as an Orson Welles type. And the mansion on the hill? Mount Olympus. In addition to drama and music, this production includes dancing and projections. “How do you do the 1920s without the Charleston?” Widzer asked. When Protopapas mentioned to her that the previous production of the shortened Semele had projections, Widzer immediately sought out someone she had wanted to work with. “Yuki Izumihara, the woman doing projections, is an incredible designer,” she related. She explained that the projections are there to help set the piece in a time and place. They “convey Hollywood land” and contrast it with the outside world of 1920s” as it runs up to the Dust Bowl. “Projections and lighting are used to create a heightened world… both abstract and with specificity.” Overall though, one of the Continued on page 21

Widzer echoed this sentiment, noting that baroque storytelling has a certain physicality that is also found in the 1920s era. “Gesture and physicality are part of baroque story telling… the 1920’s posing (like with a cigarette holder) is part of that.” While this version of Semele was already run down in size when

Soprano Jana McIntyre will take on the role of Semele


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Housing Authority Breaks Ground For Special Needs Housing Project

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NEW HOUSING PROJECT TO BUILD 28 STUDIO UNITS broke ground Wednesday, with the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara taking the lead building homes designated for special needs and homeless individuals in our community. The project is named Vera Cruz Village.

Anthony Askew

“The provision of permanent supportive housing will provide stable affordable homes for the most vulnerable in the community,” commented Rob Fredericks, Executive Director of the Housing Authority. The Vera Cruz Village property consists of two parcels with a combined total of approximately 11,000 square feet and sits across the street from the current Cota Street commuter parking lot. The proposed project will provide 28 studio units for very low and low-income renters, a one-bedroom manager unit, and common area and office space to accommodate the provision of services and activities on-site. “The pandemic has really exposed the housing insecurity in this town; we all sacrifice to live here and pay a lot of our income on a mortgage, and this project is a beacon of light,” stated Mayor Cathy Murillo.

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Project construction is expected to start this month and be completed within 18 months. All studio units will be subsidized with Project Based Vouchers, making rent affordable at 30 percent of a resident’s income. “It is situated in an excellent downtown location, in a walkable neighborhood. It’s close to food shopping, public transportation, and work opportunities. The housing complex will be a beautiful addition to East Cota Street, making good use of an unused parcel of land. The project perfectly represents the HACSB mission - to provide new, affordable, turnkey housing as well as wraparound support services vital for breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness in Santa Barbara,” continued Fredericks.

Christopher Rupp

The California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (CTCAC) allocated $10,301,010 in Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) to HACSB for developing Vera Cruz Village through its instrumentality non-profit, Santa Barbara Affordable Housing Group. Vera Cruz Village will include non-profits Garden Court, Inc and 2nd Story Associates (the Housing Authority’s affiliate non-profit) as ownership partners. Total development costs for the new housing are estimated at $17.6 million. The California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (CTCAC), which administers the Federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), selected the local project for LIHTC funding at the conclusion of a highly competitive application process. Tax credit developments must meet high design and operating standards, including strong management and excellent development quality.

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The LIHTC funding stimulates private investment in affordable housing by awarding tax credits to developers, who agree to reserve a portion or all their housing units for low-income households for a minimum of 55 years. Developers sell their tax credits to investors to obtain equity financing for their developments. This federal resource continues to be one of the state’s most successful public-private partnerships and accounts for approximately 90 percent of all affordable rental housing created in the United States today. The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara is a local public agency created for the purpose of providing safe, decent, and quality affordable housing and supportive services to eligible persons with limited incomes, through a variety of federal, state, local and private resources. Since 1969, the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara has developed and/or secured over 4,000 units of affordable rental housing for Santa Barbara through a variety of federal, state, local, and private funding sources. For more information visit: hacsb.org

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engagement and family time; sitting again by the kitchen table so to speak; understanding what is most important in our lives.

Book Review and interview: The Art of Routine by Angel Iscovich, MD

VOICE: Have you experienced any health benefits from some of the routines you have developed personally?

Transformation Through The Use of Routines Angel Iscovich, MD By Mark M. Whitehurst / VOICE

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OSITIVE SOLUTIONS AND IDEAS OFTEN ARISE OUT OF CHAOS and certainly the complex world we live in became increasingly more challenging and chaotic as the COVID pandemic changed everyone’s life. The latest book by Angel Iscovich, The Art of Routine, provides a clear and simple model for changing a life in need of an attitude adjustment or with a need to address chaos. In The Art of Routine, Iscovich and co-authors Joe Garner and Michael Ashley pull together some excellent research and contemporaneous situations to examine the use of routine and the structures needed to create new rhythms and a positive life path that is accessible to almost anyone.

The book, 171 pages (Skyhorse Publishing), offers a path to balance the non-stop change that has begun to characterize the COVID era and the 2020s. To open this topic up, Iscovich took time from his schedule to answer a few questions and reflect on the message of his book for VOICE readers. VOICE: What drew your attention to this subject matter? Why did you write this book?

Angel Iscovich: I was studying to develop Geriatric Emergency Care/

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Departments back ten years ago and became interested in “centenarians” who I interviewed and studied their longevity. Two things they all had in common was a “stable environment” and “routines,” but the actual type of activity varied. It got me thinking that routine may be more important than the actual content and that routine applied to high performers, business, care of the young, and basically how we survive. I then realized that our bodies are wired with significant forms of routine, rhythm, regularity, and that is how we perceive the world. The sun rises and sets, the seasons are predictable, our hearts and other body functions have regularity and routine. The main aspect in the book, The Art of Routine, is to emphasize that routine may be more important than the actual activity we perform. It enhances longevity, high performance, care of the young, business results. Thereby, making for a life of meaning and purpose. In today’s world we are constantly interrupted and distracted with a tremendous amount of content and are not able to develop regularity, rhythm, homeostasis, which is how we are wired, how we adapt to our environments, how we perceive the world to give us a sense of certainty. This is why I advocate routine, rituals, traditions to make a better life and world. VOICE: Do routines assist in balancing people’s lives?

Iscovich: Absolutely. We see this in Medicine when we treat or care for individuals in the hospital or in mental health settings. The impact of stable environment and

routine are important in treatment and recovery. It has become more difficult to be able to balance our lives and achieve the equilibrium and homeostasis that our bodies desire and help us survive. In our very driven and communicated digital world, we are being interrupted and disrupted with tremendous content of what to do. We are also now able to change our physical environments with travel, our food staples/types are not limited, not allowing us to take the time to adapt to a place or a routine. I see many people most content when they adhere to routines and have structure and organization in their lives. VOICE: As the pandemic continues, how do you think routines will evolve? What do you see so far?

The pandemic has certainly disrupted our everyday lives and the routines we perform. I call that bursting our “Time Bubble.” But we are wired to find stability and routine to survive. We surely have had significant collateral damage from the pandemic, but there has been collateral value. Being forced to “shelter in place” has given us an appreciation for our physical environment and how important its function and aesthetics are. We will continue to evolve into routines that are at our homes and where we shelter. Remote work will prosper and we will need new routines on how to be productive. Home furnishings and remodeling will continue to have focus and value. Also, many of us were forced to engage with our families at home. This has brought new found value to the importance of

Iscovich: There are a couple of routines that I believe have good behavioral health benefits that I have developed. One is that of “daily affirmation.” Every morning at 7am I have scheduled on my smart phone a reminder of a daily affirmation. It can be very specific or a positive saying. Generally, I like to think about the day to come in a positive and enthusiastic manner. One other is taking the “quiet challenge” daily at 3:30pm and shutting off the smart phone, turning off computers, and spending quiet time alone to rest the mind or simply ponder, free of interruptions. This is particularly helpful for business life in leadership positions. VOICE: Do you see routines as preventive care?

Iscovich: Routines are preventive care in the sense that our bodies adapt to the routine and environments we live in. Routines related to exercise, diet, sleep are now well known for living meaningful and healthy life, that one might otherwise not have. There have been several studies on how organized and structured routines during the day make for better sleep. We also know that following circadian rhythms is beneficial and how night workers can be prone to diseases that can otherwise be prevented. VOICE: If routines have tendrils in the everyday and in spirituality, are there bits and pieces in all routines?

Iscovich: What is common in all routines, by definition, is that they are repeated with some form of time regularity. When studying history, religion, and social psychology one can see how important it is that some routines become rituals and some rituals become traditions. Just as we are sure that the sun will rise, repetitive social behaviors of tradition give us certainty and comfort in a disruptive world. The winter Holiday Season is a good example. More specifically, one can look at evening prayer as a routine that developed prior to sleep, to calm and clear the mind prior to sleep, and that we will awaken to a new day. www.angeliscovich.com


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Government Meetings • Reuniones gubernamentales NORTH COUNTY BOARD OF ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW • 9am Fr, 12/17 • https://tinyurl.com/45929evr

JUNTA DE REVISIÓN ARQUITECTÓNICA DEL NORTE DEL CONDADO • 9am viernes, 12/17 •

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COMMUNITY NEWS

SB Education Foundation Awards Over $100,000 in Grant Funding to Local Teachers

SOUTH COUNTY BOARD OF ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW • 9:15 Fr, 12/17 • https://tinyurl.com/ybcfrww7 JUNTA DE REVISIÓN ARQUITECTÓNICA DEL SUR DEL CONDADO • 9:15 viernes, 12/17 • https://tinyurl.com/ybcfrww7

SB COUNTY ZONING ADMINISTRATOR • 9am Mo, 12/20 • https://tinyurl.com/ytfud6cz ADMINISTRADOR DE ZONIFICACIÓN DEL CONDADO SB • 9am lunes, 12/20 • https://tinyurl.com/ytfud6cz

CITY OF SB SINGLE FAMILY DESIGN BOARD CONSENT AGENDA REVIEW • 11am Mo, 12/20 •

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REVISIÓN DE LA AGENDA DE CONSENTIMIENTO DE LA JUNTA DE DISEÑO DE VIVIENDA UNIFAMILIAR DE LA CIUDAD DE SB • 11am lunes, 12/20 • www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/SFDB CITY OF SB ARCHITECTURAL BOARD OF REVIEW CONSENT AGENDA REVIEW • 1pm Mo,

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REVISIÓN DE LA AGENDA DE CONSENTIMIENTO DE LA JUNTA DE REVISIÓN DE ARQUITECTURA DE LA CIUDAD DE SB • 1pm lunes, 12/20 • www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/ABR CITY OF SB SINGLE FAMILY DESIGN BOARD • 3pm Mo, 12/20 • www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/SFDB

TABLERO DE DISEÑO UNIFAMILIAR DE LA CIUDAD DE SB • 3pm lunes, 12/20 • www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/SFDB

CITY OF SB HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION CONSENT AGENDA REVIEW • 11am We,

12/22 • www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/HLC

REVISIÓN DE LA AGENDA DE CONSENTIMIENTO DE LA COMISIÓN DE MONUMENTOS HISTÓRICOS DE LA CIUDAD DE SB • 11am miércoles, 12/22 • www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/HLC CITY OF SB HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION • 1:30pm We, 12/22 • www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/HLC

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Students at McKinley Elementary School using Ultimate Sandbag Training, a program paid for with a 2020 SB Education Foundation teacher grant

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PHOLDING THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON OF GIVING, the Santa Barbara Education Foundation has announced that it will award 64 grants to SB Unified School District teachers. A total of $100,000 will be distributed through these grants, supporting the purchase of various needed classroom supplies and an educational field trip. An awards presentation ceremony honoring grant recipients will be held on January 5th, 2022. “The Teacher Grants committee is always amazed by the diverse requests from our teachers,” said SBEF Programs Manager Katie Szopa. “They are constantly striving to provide students with new learning opportunities, experiences, and materials to strengthen the whole child.” Through SBEF’s grant program, SB Unified teachers are awarded grants between $250 to $5,000 to support innovative teaching methods and the purchasing of classroom supplies. Since 2018, the organization has awarded about $375,000 in grant funding. This year’s grants will support a broad range of projects and purchases, including school gardens, new band room speakers, a field trip to Santa Cruz island, and physical education equipment for special education students. April Salas, a McKinley Elementary School Deaf/Hard-ofHearing Specialist, shared that she will utilize her grant funding to provide and support her curriculum. “Literacy in both English and American Sign Language is crucial yet challenging for our Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing students in SBUSD,” said Salas. “With the help of the SBEF grant, our program is able to utilize specialized curriculum and assessments that best support the significant language needs of our students. These materials not only help build critical literacy skills but also allow for accessible learning. When learning is accessible, students are successful!” www.sbefoundation.org


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In Person & Online Activities for Everyone Actividades en persona y en línea para todos

BILINGUAL / BILINGÜE

Friday • viernes 12.17.21

STORYWALK IN THE PARK

Outside story and activities • SB Public Library • Oak Park • Free • 10-11:30am Fr, 12/17.

CHILDREN | NIÑOS

STORYWALK EN EL PARQUE

STAY AND PLAY POP-UP

Historia y actividades externas • Biblioteca pública SB • Oak Park • Gratis • 10-11: 30am viernes, 12/17.

Share stories with your kids • SB Public Library • Oak Park • Free • 10-11:30am Fr, 12/17.

QUÉDATE Y JUEGA POP-UP

MOVIES & THEATRE | CINE Y TEATRO

Comparte historias con tus hijos • Biblioteca pública SB • Oak Park • Gratis • 10-11: 30am viernes, 12/17.

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET

Performance of this classic holiday story • Alcazar Theatre, Carpinteria • $15-20 •

Non-Profit Spotlight • Organizaciones sin fines de lucro destacados

Pacific Pride Foundation

SANTA SPEEDO RUN

Run, jog, and walk while wearing your best festive gear to support the Pacific Pride Foundation this weekend at the first local Santa Speedo Run, beginning at 11am, Sunday, December 19th. Participants will meet in front of the Arlington Theater, and run the 1.5 miles down to Stearns Wharf. Following this, a post-run social will be held at Brass Bear Brewing in the Funk Zone. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to wear a speedo or a swimsuit, and can instead wear Santa hats, Rudolph antlers, or other seasonal attire. $20 cash donations will be collected at the event’s beginning. Register at https://tinyurl.com/yck4z66w Corre, trota y camina con tu mejor equipo festivo para apoyar a Pacific Pride Foundation este fin de semana en la primera carrera local de Santa Speedo, a partir de las 11am dell domingo, 19 de diciembre. Los participantes se reunirán frente al Arlington Theatre y correrán 1.5 millas hasta Stearns Wharf. Después de esto, se llevará a cabo una reunión social después de la carrera en Brass Bear Brewing en el Funk Zone. Se anima a los participantes, pero no se les exige, que usen un traje de baño, y en su lugar pueden usar gorros de Papá Noel, cuernos de Rudolph u otro atuendo de temporada. Las donaciones en efectivo de $20 se recolectarán al comienzo del evento. Regístrate en https://tinyurl.com/yck4z66w

www.thealcazar.org • 7pm Fr, 12/17-12/19, & 3pm 12/18-12/19.

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Representación de esta clásica historia navideña • Teatro Alcázar, Carpintería • $15-20 • www.thealcazar.org • 7pm viernes 12/17-12/19, y 3pm 12/18-12/19.

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Nightmare Alley* (R): Fri: 5:00, 8:05. Sat-Wed: 1:55, 5:00, 8:05. Being the Ricardos (R): Fri: 4:45. Sat-Tue: 1:30. Encanto (PG): Fri: 4:15, 7:00. Sat-Tue: 1:20, 4:15, 7:00. Wed/Thu: 12:25, 3:00. Ghostbusters: Afterlife (PG13): Fri: 4:30, 7:20. Sat-Tue: 1:40, 4:30, 7:20. No Time To Die (PG13): Fri-Mon: 4:00, 7:30. Tue: 7:30. Dune (PG13): Fri: 7:45. Sat-Mon: 4:25. Tue: 4:00. The King’s Man* (R): Tue: 4:45, 7:55. Wed: 1:25, 4:20, 5:35, 7:15, 8:30. Sing 2* (PG13): Wed/Thur: 12:35, 1:45, 3:10, 4:30, 5:45, 7:05, 8:20. PRIVATE RENTALS: BOOK ONLINE: Sat-Tue: 1:15.

THE SECRET GARDEN: SPRING VERSION

Musical based on this classic book • Pacific Conservatory Theatre • Marian Theatre, Santa Maria • $32.50-$46 • www.pcpa.org •Through 12/23.

EL JARDÍN SECRETO: VERSIÓN DE PRIMAVERA

Musical basado en este libro clásico • Pacific Conservatory Theatre • Marian Theatre, Santa Maria • $32.50-$46 • www.pcpa.org • Hasta 12/23.

MOVIE NIGHTS AT THE MART

Watch movies in the Mart Courtyard • Montecito Country Mart, 1016 Coast Village Rd. at Hot Springs, SB • https://tinyurl.com/s57t5uns • 6pm Fr

DECEMBER 17 - 23 “A MASTERWORK.” - THE WRAP

NOCHES DE CINE EN EL MART

Ve películas en el Mart Courtyard • Montecito Country Mart, 1016 Coast Village Rd. en Hot Springs, SB • https://tinyurl.com/s57t5uns • 6pm viernes

MUSIC | MÚSICA

UNITY SINGERS’ CHRISTMAS CANTATA Benefiting Unity Shoppe • Unity of SB, 227 E. Arrellaga St. • Free admission, donations welcome • 7-9pm Fr, 12/17.

CANTATA NAVIDEÑA DE UNITY SINGERS A FILM BY MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL

FRI: 7:30pm / SAT: 2:30pm, 5:00pm / SUN: 2:30pm MON, WED: 5:00pm / TUES, THURS: 7:30pm

"EXTRAORDINARY"

Evento para beneficiar Unity Shoppe • Unity of SB, 227 E. Arrellaga St. • Entrada gratuita, se aceptan donaciones • 7-9pm viernes, 12/17.

RAINBOW GIRLS

Eclectic folk trio • SOhO Restaurant & Music Club • $18-39 • www.sohosb.com • 8:30pm Fr, 12/17.

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PA S E O N U E V O

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In Person & Online Activities for Everyone CONTINUES / CONTINÚA Actividades en persona y en línea para todos

BILINGUAL / BILINGÜE SB CHORAL SOCIETY SINGS HANDEL’S MESSIAH Celebrate the joy of the holiday season as the Santa Barbara Choral Society performs Handel’s Messiah at the Music Academy of the West’s Hahn Hall at 3pm, Sunday, December 19th. Featuring soloists April Amante, Tracy Van Fleet, Benjamin Brecher, and Ralph Cato, this magnificent work tells the story of the first Christmas through beautiful music, including the unforgettable Hallelujah chorus. To purchase tickets ($10-50) visit https://tinyurl.com/ybs3eh73 Celebra la alegría de la temporada navideña mientras la Santa Barbara Choral Society presenta el Mesías de Handel en el Hahn Hall de la Academia de Música del Oeste a las 3pm, el domingo, 19 de diciembre. Con los solistas April Amante, Tracy Van Fleet, Benjamin Brecher y Ralph Cato, esta magnífica obra cuenta la historia de la primera Navidad a través de una hermosa música, incluido el inolvidable coro Hallelujah. Para comprar boletos ($10-50) visita https://tinyurl.com/ybs3eh73

RAINBOW GIRLS

Trío folclórico ecléctico • Restaurante SOhO y club de música • $18-39 • www.sohosb.com • 8:30 pm viernes, 12/17.

OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE

SANTA BARBARA GHOST TOURS

Professor Julie Ann Brown tours you through Downtown Santa Barbara sharing the stories of local resident ghosts • $35-$150 • www.sbghosttour.com

SANTA BARBARA GHOST TOURS

La profesora Julie Ann Brown recorre el centro de Santa Bárbara compartiendo las historias de los fantasmas residentes locales • $ 35-$150 • www.sbghosttour.com

SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES

LIBRARY ON THE GO

Visit the library van • SB Public Library • Oak Park • Free • 10-11:30am Fr, 12/17.

BIBLIOTECA SOBRE LA MARCHA

Visita la camioneta de la biblioteca • SB Public Library • Oak Park • Gratis • 10-11:30am viernes, 12/17.

PHOTOS WITH SANTA

Take a photo with Santa Claus • Center Court, Paseo Nuevo • 11am-7pm Fr-Sa, 1-7pm Mo-Th, 12-6pm Su. Through 12/24.

FOTOS CON SANTA

Tomate una foto con Papá Noel • Patio central, Paseo Nuevo • 11am-7pm vie-sábado, 1-7pm lunes-jueves, 12-6pm domingo. Hasta 12/24.

programas de la Music Academy • Campus de Music Academy of the West • $ 75 adultos, menores de 17 años gratis • https://tinyurl.com/2p89x98a • 1-4pm sábado, 12/18.

CLARA IN THE LAND OF SWEETS

QUIRE OF VOYCES

CLARA EN LA TIERRA DE LOS DULCES

Photo courtesy of SB Choral Society

In Person & Online Activities for Everyone Actividades en persona y en línea para todos

Cascanueces único de la Escuela de Ballet de Goleta • Teatro Marjorie Luke • www.luketheatre.org • 1:30pm sábado, 12/18. Performed by dancers aged 3-17 • Inspire Dance SB • Center Stage Theater • $15-18 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 2:30pm Sa, 12/18.

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SUITE TUTU

SUPPORT EXPLORE ECOLOGY AT DECKERS Shop at Deckers to support Explore Ecology • Deckers Brand Showcase, 6601 Hollister Ave, Goleta • 11am-5pm Fr, 12/17.

APOYA A EXPLORE ECOLOGY EN DECKERS Compra en Deckers para apoyar a Explore Ecology • Deckers Brand Showcase, 6601 Hollister Ave, Goleta • 11am-5pm viernes, 12/17.

Concierto de conjunto coral • Capilla de San Antonio en Garden Street Academy, 2300 Garden St. • $15-20 • 7pm sábado, 12/18 & 3pm domingo, 12/19.

THE NUTCRACKER

HANDEL’S MESSIAH

Performed by the State Street Ballet • Granada Theatre • $26-106 • www.granadasb.org • 7:30pm Sa, 12/18 & 2pm 12/19.

EL CASCANUECES

Interpretado por el State Street Ballet • Teatro de Granada • $26-106 • www.granadasb.org • 7:30pm sábado, 12/18 y 2pm 12/19.

MOVIES & THEATRE | CINE Y TEATRO

THE CHRISTMAS REVELS

Historic holiday performance • Lobero Theatre • $16-81 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm Sa, 12/18 & 2:30pm 12/19.

LAS DELICIAS NAVIDEÑAS

Rendimiento histórico navideño • Lobero Theatre • $16-81 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm sábado, 12/18 y 2:30pm 12/19.

MUSIC | MÚSICA

HOLIDAY COMMUNITY PERFORMANCES

Performances by local music and dance groups • Downtown SB • Storke Placita, 700 State St. • 12-4pm Sa, 12/18.

PRESENTACIONES DE LA COMUNIDAD NAVIDEÑA

Presentaciones de grupos de danza y música local • Downtown SB • Storke Placita, 700 State St. • 12-4pm sábado, 12/18.

HOLIDAY MUSIC & CAROLERS

Enjoy a festive performance • Paseo Nuevo • Free • 12-2pm & 2:30-4:30pm Sa, 12/18 & 122pm & 2:30-4:30pm, 12/19.

NIGHTLY SNOWFALL

OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE

ROSEMARY BUTLER -A LITTLE BIT OF CHRISTMAS

Public tour with NCOS Nature Guides • UCSB’s North Campus Open Space, 6969 Whittier Dr, Goleta • Free • RSVP with ncos@ccber.ucsb.edu • 9:30-11am Sa, 12/18.

ROSEMARY BUTLER - UN POCO DE NAVIDAD

UCSB NORTH CAMPUS OPEN SPACE FREE PUBLIC NATURE WALK

UCSB NORTH CAMPUS OPEN SPACE CAMINATA PÚBLICA GRATUITA POR LA NATURALEZA

Tour público con Guías de naturaleza de NCOS • UCSB’s North Campus Open Space, 6969 Whittier Dr, Goleta • Gratis • Reserva tu lugar con ncos@ccber.ucsb.edu • 9: 30-11am sábado, 12/18.

SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES

COFFEE & CLASSICS

Admire and learn about vintage cars • The Community Hot Rod Project Inc. • South Coast Church, 5814 Cathedral Oaks Rd • Free • www.thecommunityhotrodproject.com • 8-10am 2nd & 4th Saturdays.

CAFÉ Y CLÁSICOS

Shop local artisans and vendors • Dirt Botanicals • 700 Linden Ave, Carpinteria • 11am-5pm Sa, 12/18 & 10am-3pm Su 12/19.

A winter festival concert • Marjorie Luke Theatre • $35 • www.folkorchestrasb.com • 4pm Su, 12/19. Un concierto en el festival de invierno • Teatro Marjorie Luke • $35 • www.folkorchestrasb.com • 4pm domingo, 12/19.

Christmas and classic rock music • SOhO Restaurant & Music Club • $18 • https://tinyurl.com/bdep7e43 • 7:30pm Su, 12/19.

Música navideña y rock clásico • SOhO Restaurant & Music Club • $18 • https://tinyurl.com/bdep7e43 • 7:30pm domingo, 12/19.

OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE

RANCHO LA PATERA & STOW HOUSE

Take a tour, support the Museum Store, or enjoy the beautiful grounds • www.goletahistory.org • 11am to 2pm weekends.

RANCHO LA PATERA & STOW HOUSE

Haz un recorrido, apoya la Tienda del Museo o disfruta de los hermosos jardines • www.goletahistory.org • De 11am a 2pm los fines de semana.

PLANT TALK

Learn about native plant gardening topics weekly • SB Botanic Garden Courtyard • Free with admission • 12pm Su.

CHARLA DE PLANTAS

Aprende semanalmente sobre temas de jardinería de plantas nativas • SB Botanic Garden Courtyard • Gratis con entrada • 12pm domingo.

MERCADO NAVIDEÑO

Compra de artesanos y vendedores locales • Dirt Botanicals • 700 Linden Ave, Carpinteria • 11am-5pm sábado, 12/18 y 10am-3pm domingo 12/19.

MERCADO DE JÓVENES FABRICANTES

Camina en un paraíso invernal • Patio central, Paseo Nuevo • Gratis • Todas las noches a las 5:30pm y 6:30pm, hasta 12/31.

Compra regalos hechos por jóvenes locales • Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden Street • Entrada gratuita •11am-2pm sábado, 12/18.

Saturday • sábado 12.18.21 Unique Nutcracker by Goleta School of Ballet • Marjorie Luke Theatre • www.luketheatre.org • 1:30pm Sa, 12/18.

MUSIC | MÚSICA

Shop gifts made by local youth • Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden Street • Free admission •11am-2pm Sa, 12/18.

NIEVE NOCTURNA

TUTU SUITE

Sunday • domingo 12.19.21

YOUTH MAKERS MARKET

Walk in a winter wonderland • Center Court, Paseo Nuevo • Free • Nightly 5:30pm & 6:30pm, through 12/31.

DANCE | BAILE

Hip-hop concert and community event for Granny’s Kids • La Casa de la Raza, 601 E. Montecito St. • www.grannyskidscharity.com • 2-7pm Sa, 12/18.

ORQUESTA FOLKLÓRICA DE SB

Interpretada por SB Choral Society • Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West • $10-50 • https://tinyurl.com/ybs3eh73 • 7pm sábado, 12/18 y 3pm domingo, 12/19.

HOLIDAY MAKERS MARKET

Concierto de música clásica en beneficio de los

POSADA AT LA CASA

EL MESÍAS DE HANDEL

HOLIDAY MAGIC

MAGIA NAVIDEÑA

Hip-hop concert and community event for Granny’s Kids • La Casa de la Raza, 601 E. Montecito St. • www.grannyskidscharity.com • 2-7pm Sa, 12/18.

FOLK ORCHESTRA OF SB

Disfruta de una presentación festiva • Paseo Nuevo • Gratis • 12-2pm & 2:30-4:30pm sábado, 12/18 & 12-2pm & 2:30-4:30pm, 12/12.

ESTACIÓN DE ENVOLTURA DE REGALOS

POSADA AT LA CASA

Performed by SB Choral Society • Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West • $10-50 • https://tinyurl.com/ybs3eh73 • 7pm Sa, 12/18 & 3pm Su, 12/19.

Admira y aprende sobre los autos antiguos • The Community Hot Rod Project Inc. • South Coast Church, 5814 Cathedral Oaks Rd • Gratis • www.thecommunityhotrodproject.com • 8-10am segundo y cuarto sábado.

MÚSICA NAVIDEÑA Y VILLANCICOS

Wrap gifts while supporting LifeChronicles • Paseo Nuevo • 12-8pm Fr, 12/17-12/24. Envuelve regalos mientras apoyas a Life Chronicles • Paseo Nuevo • 12-8pm viernes, 12/17-12/24.

QUIRE OF VOYCES

Interpretada por bailarines de 3 a 17 años • Inspire Dance SB • Center Stage Theater • $15-18 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 2:30pm sábado, 12/18.

Classical music concert benefitting Music Academy programs • Music Academy of the West campus • $75 adults, ages 17 & under free • https://tinyurl.com/2p89x98a • 1-4pm Sa, 12/18.

GIFT WRAPPING STATION

Choral ensemble concert • St. Anthony’s Chapel at the Garden Street Academy, 2300 Garden St. • $15-20 • 7pm Sa, 12/18 & 3pm Su, 12/19.

December 17, 2021

WINTER DREAMS

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

Holiday ice skating show • Ice in Paradise, 6985 Santa Felicia Dr, Goleta • $20-30 • www.iceinparadise.org • 11:45am & 5pm Sa, 12/18.

SUEÑOS DE INVIERNO

Espectáculo navideño de patinaje sobre hielo • Ice in Paradise, 6985 Santa Felicia Dr, Goleta • $20-30 • www.iceinparadise.org • 11:45am y 5pm sábado, 12/18.

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SANTA DRIVE-BY

Visit Santa Claus as he travels around Montecito • Rosewood Miramar Beach • Coast Village Rd 11am, Montecito Country Mart 11:30am, Butterfly Beach 12pm, Miramar Beach Bar 1:30-3pm, Su, 12/19.

SANTA DRIVE-BY

Visita a Papá Noel mientras viaja por Montecito • Rosewood Miramar Beach • Coast Village Road 11am, Montecito Country Mart 11:30am, Butterfly Beach 12pm, Miramar Beach Bar 1:303pm, domingo, 12/19.

SANTA SPEEDO RUN

Run and social benefitting Pacific Pride Foundation • Meet outside the Arlington Theater • $20 donation • https://tinyurl.com/4bbxppy3 • 11am Su, 12/19.

CARRERA EN SPEEDO DE SANTA

Carrera para beneficiar a la Fundación Pacific Pride • Punto de reunión fuera del Arlington Theatre • Donación de$ 20 • https://tinyurl.com/4bbxppy3 • 11am domingo, 12/19.

VISIT SANTA

Say hello to Santa Claus • Montecito Country Mart • 1-4pm Su, 12/19.

VISITA A SANTA

Saluda a Santa Claus • Montecito Country Mart • 1-4pm domingo, 12/19.

Monday • lunes 12.20.21 MUSIC | MÚSICA

MADRIGALS

Holiday music concert • Paseo Nuevo • Free • 2:30-4:30pm Mo, 12/20.

MADRIGALS

Concierto de música navideña • Paseo Nuevo • Gratis • 2:30-4:30pm lunes, 12/20.

OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE

HIKE THE ARROYO HONDO PRESERVE

Mondays & Wednesdays, 12:30 to 3pm and the first & third weekends, Saturdays & Sundays from 10am to 12:30pm and 12:30pm to 3pm. Free • https://tinyurl.com/ya3pgxge

CAMINA EN LA RESERVA ARROYO HONDO

los lunes y miércoles de 12:30 a 3pm y el primer y tercer fin de semana del mes, sábados y domingos de 10am a 12:30pm y de 12:30pm a 3pm. La visita es gratuita • https://tinyurl.com/ya3pgxge

SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES

30TH ANNUAL LIVING NATIVITY

Silent re-creation of first Christmas • First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. • Free • 5:30-7:30pm Mo, 12/20-12/22.

NATIVIDAD VIVIENTE ANUAL

Recreación silenciosa de la primera Navidad • First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. • Gratis • 5:30-7:30pm lunes, 12/20-12/22.

Tuesday • martes 12.21.21

HOLIDAY MUSIC AND CAROLERS AT PASEO NUEVO

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES

UNDERSTANDING MEDICARE

Virtual Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program • www.CentralCoastSeniors.org • Free • 10am Tu, 12/21.

ENTENDIENDO MEDICARE

Presentación virtual • Programa de asesoramiento y defensa de seguros de salud • www.CentralCoastSeniors.org • Gratis • 10am martes, 12/21.

VETS CONNECT @ THE LIBRARY

Learn about available resources • Central Library, Adult Ed Small Meeting Rm • Free • https://tinyurl.com/ywz7t8sw • 2-4pm Tu, 12/21.

VETERINARIOS CONECTAN EN LA BIBLIOTECA

Obten más información sobre los recursos disponibles • Biblioteca central, sala de reuniones pequeña de educación para adultos • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/ywz7t8sw • 2-4pm martes, 12/21.

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD

Provide input on library events and programs • Eastside Library • 4-5:30pm Tu.

JUNTA ASESORA DE ADOLESCENTES

Proporcionar información sobre los eventos y programas de la biblioteca • Biblioteca del lado este • 4-5:30pm martes.

VIRTUAL SPANISH CONVERSATION GROUP - INTERMEDIATE

Practice Spanish language in a natural way • SB Public Library • Free • www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/default.asp • 4:30-5:30pm Tu.

GRUPO VIRTUAL DE CONVERSACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL – INTERMEDIO

Practica el idioma español de forma natural • Biblioteca pública SB • Gratis • www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/default.asp • 4:30-5:30pm martes.

MUSIC | MÚSICA

NOONTIME AT HOME

Join Opera Santa Barbara for this free, weekly digital concert series at 12pm each Tuesday. Learn more and view at https://tinyurl.com/y76xkfdn

MEDIODÍA EN CASA

Únete a Opera Santa Barbara para esta serie de conciertos digitales semanales gratuitos a las 12pm todos los martes. Obtén más información y disfruta en https://tinyurl.com/y76xkfdn

Photo courtesy of Paseo Nuevo

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‘Tis the season to be jolly, and Paseo Nuevo is hosting fun, free performances of holiday music and carolers leading up to Christmas Eve for the whole family to enjoy! Upcoming performances include: Holiday Garden from 2:30-4:30pm, Friday, December 17th Mistletones from 12-2pm and the Holiday Horns, 2:30-4:30pm, Saturday, December 18th Carpe Diem from 12-2pm and Jazzy Bells, 2:30-4:30pm, Sunday, December 19th Madrigals from 2:30-4:30pm Monday, December 20th Noel Carolers from 2:30-4:30pm Tuesday, December 21st Mistletones between 2:30-4:30pm and Opera Santa Barbara Pop Up performances at 5:45pm & 6:45pm, Wednesday, December 22nd Madrigals from 2:30-4:30pm Thursday, December 23rd Carpe Diem between 12-2pm Friday, December 24th. To learn more visit www.paseonuevoshopping.com Es la temporada para ser alegre, y Paseo Nuevo ofrece presentaciones divertidas y gratuitas de música navideña y villancicos antes de la víspera de Navidad para que disfrute toda la familia. Las próximas presentaciones incluyen: Holiday Garden de 2:30-4:30pm, viernes, 17 de diciembre Mistletones de 12 a 2pm y los Holiday Horns, de 2:30 a 4:30pm, sábado, 18 de diciembre Carpe Diem de 12 a 2pm y Jazzy Bells, de 2:30 a 4:30pm, domingo, 19 de diciembre Madrigales de 2:30-4:30pm, lunes, 20 de diciembre Noel Carolers de 2:30-4:30pm, martes, 21 de diciembre Mistletones entre las 2:30-4:30pm y presentaciones de Opera Santa Barbara Pop Up a las 5:45pm y 6:45pm, miércoles, 22 de diciembre Madrigals de 2:30-4:30pm, jueves, 23 de diciembre Carpe Diem entre las 12 y las 2pm el viernes, 24 de diciembre. Para obtener más información, visita www.paseonuevoshopping.com

SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES

https://tinyurl.com/hnkfvb9t • 4-5:30pm We.

Weekly trivia for prizes • Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co, 137 Anacapa St F, SB • Free • 7pm Tu.

Grupo para jóvenes de color LGBTQ + • Pacific Pride Foundation • Gratis • Reuniones alternas en persona y en línea • Reserva tu lugar: https://tinyurl.com/hnkfvb9t • 4-5:30pm miércoles.

HEAD GAMES TRIVIA NIGHT

NOCHE DE TRIVIA DE JUEGOS MENTALES

NOEL CAROLERS

Trivia semanal para premios • Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co, 137 Anacapa St F, SB • Gratis • 7pm martes.

CAROLERS DE NOEL

Wednesday • miércoles 12.22.21

Holiday concert • Paseo Nuevo • Free • 2:304:30pm Tu, 12/21. Concierto festivo • Paseo Nuevo • Gratis • 2:304:30pm martes, 12/21.

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Sunday, Dec. 19th 1 to 4 pm

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CHILDREN | NIÑOS

STORYWALK IN THE PARK

Outdoor stories and activities • SB Public Library • Carpinteria Children’s Project • Free • 2-4pm We, 12/22.

STORYWALK EN EL PARQUE

Historias y actividades al aire libre • Biblioteca pública de SB • Carpinteria Children’s Project • Gratis • 2-4pm miércoles, 12/22.

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES

PROUD YOUTH OF COLOR

Group for LGBTQ+ youth of color • Pacific Pride Foundation • Free • Alternating in-person and online meetings • RSVP:

ORGULLOSO JUVENTUD DE COLOR

THE SB PUBLIC LIBRARY VIRTUAL ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP

For all English language learners • Free • www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/default.asp • 4:30-5:30pm We.

GRUPO DE CONVERSACIÓN VIRTUAL EN INGLÉS DE LA BIBLIOTECA PÚBLICA DE SB

Para todos los estudiantes del idioma inglés • Gratis • www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/default.asp • 4:30-5:30pm los miércoles.

LE CERCLE FRANÇAIS

A French conversation group, all levels welcome • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Olive St., SB • Free • http://sbfrenchgroup.yolasite.com • 5-7pm We.

EL CÍRCULO FRANCÉS

Un grupo de conversación en francés, todos los niveles son bienvenidos • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Olive St., SB • http://sbfrenchgroup.yolasite.com • Gratis • 5-7pm miércoles.

INDY BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION

Discuss Secrets and Lies by Selena Montgomery • SB Independent • Municipal Winemakers, 22 Anacapa St. • Free • 6pm We, 12/22.

DISCUSIÓN DEL CLUB DE LECTURA INDY

Discute Secrets and Lies por Selena Montgomery • SB Independent • Municipal Winemakers, 22 Anacapa St. • Gratis • 6pm miércoles, 12/22.

MUSIC | MÚSICA

HOLIDAY MUSIC & CAROLERS

Performances by Mistletones and Opera SB Pop Up • Paseo Nuevo • Free • 2:30-4:30pm, 5:45pm & 6:45pm We, 12/22.

MÚSICA NAVIDEÑA Y VILLANCICOS

Presentaciones de Mistletones y Opera SB Pop Up • Paseo Nuevo • Gratis • 2:30-4:30pm, 5:45pm y 6:45pm miércoles, 12/22.

SB TREBLE CLEF WOMEN’S CHORUS

Sing with others, no audition needed • Vista del Monte Patio Room, 3775 Modoc Rd. • Free • https://tinyurl.com/4ns8nzvu • 6:30pm We.

CORO FEMENINO DE SB TREBLE CLEF

Canta con otros, no se necesita una audición • Salón del Patio de Vista del Monte, 3775 Modoc Rd. • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/4ns8nzvu • 6:30pm miércoles.


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SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES

OPEN MIC STAND-UP COMEDY

Local comedians • Mel’s Cocktail Lounge, 209 W Carrillo St., SB • 7pm We.

In Person & Online Activities for Everyone CONTINUES / CONTINÚA Actividades en persona y en línea para todos

MICRÓFONO ABIERTO - COMEDIA STAND-UP Los comediantes locales • Mel’s Cocktail Lounge, 209 W Carrillo St., SB • 7pm miércoles.

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Actividades en persona y en línea para todos

Hear Colin Hay, founding member of the iconic band Men At Work, as he plays the group’s timeless hits at the Lobero Theatre at 8pm, Thursday, December 23rd. Originating in Australia, Men at Work is known for its upbeat, rock sound including classics such as Down Under and Who Can it Be Now? Beyond playing under the Men At Work banner with a group of LA-based musicians, Hay is also a current member of Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band. Purchase tickets ($60-121) at www.lobero.org

BILINGUAL / BILINGÜE

Escucha a Colin Hay, miembro fundador de la icónica banda Men At Work, mientras toca los éxitos eternos del grupo en el Teatro Lobero a las 8pm, el jueves, 23 de diciembre. Originario de Australia, Men at Work es conocido por su sonido rock alegre que incluye clásicos como Down Under y Who Can it Be Now? Más allá de tocar bajo la bandera de Men At Work con un grupo de músicos de Los Ángeles, Hay también es miembro actual de la All Starr Band de Ringo Starr. Compra boletos ($60-121) en www.lobero.org

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BILINGUAL / BILINGÜE

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES

PROUD YOUTH GROUP

Group for LGBTQ+ students • Pacific Pride Foundation • Free • Alternating in-person and online meetings • RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/hnkfvb9t • 4-5:30pm Th.

GRUPO DE JÓVENES ORGULLOSOS

Grupo para estudiantes LGBTQ + • Pacific Pride Foundation • Gratis • Reuniones alternas en persona y en línea • Reserva tu lugar: https://tinyurl.com/hnkfvb9t • 4-5:30pm jueves.

MUSIC | MÚSICA

MADRIGALS

Holiday music concert • Paseo Nuevo • Free • 2:30-4:30pm Th, 12/23.

MADRIGALS

Concierto de música navideña • Paseo Nuevo • Gratis • 2:30-4:30pm jueves, 12/23.

Conducted by Jo Anne Wasserman

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SANDY CUMMINGS & JAZZ DU JOUR

MERCADO DEL STATE STREET PROMENADE Ubicado en las cuadras 900 y 1000 de la Calle State entre las Calles Carrillo y Figueroa • 3 a 7:30pm los jueves • https://tinyurl.com/yx9v4pmd

CARPINTERIA BIRDWATCHERS VIRTUAL MEETINGS

MUSIC | MÚSICA

Jazz music • SOhO Restaurant & Music Club • $10 • www.sohosb.com • 12:30pm Su, 12/26.

SANDY CUMMINGS & JAZZ DU JOUR

Música jazz • Restaurante SOhO y club de música • $10 • www.sohosb.com • 12:30pm domingo, 12/26.

Evening birdwatching classes • Free, all ages & ability levels. 4-5:15pm Thursdays via Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/y9rheypj

REUNIONES VIRTUALES DE OBSERVADORES DE AVES DE CARPINTERIA Clases nocturnas de observación de aves • Gratis, todas las edades y niveles de habilidad. 4-5:15pm los jueves a través de Zoom: https:// tinyurl.com/y9rheypj

Friday • viernes 12.24.21 MUSIC | MÚSICA

CARPE DIEM

Holiday music • Paseo Nuevo • Free • 12-2pm Fr, 12/24.

CARPE DIEM

Música navideña • Paseo Nuevo • Gratis • 12-2pm viernes, 12/24.

Happy Holidays!

Concierto de rock • Teatro Lobero • $60-121 • www.lobero.org • 8pm jueves, 12/23.

Part I and selections from Parts II and III

General admission: $20 VIP tickets: $50 Students: $10

Located on the 900 & 1000 blocks of State St between Carrillo and Figueroa Sts • 3 to 7:30pm Thursdays • https://tinyurl.com/yx9v4pmd

MEN AT WORK

Handel’s Messiah

Dec. 19 at 3pm

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Dec. 18 at 7pm

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Support a Holly, Jolly, & Local Holiday Season

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A HOLIDAY FAVORITE FOR OVER 50 YEARS, this year’s Yes Store includes items made by over 40 local artists and artisans. Located by the former Nordstrom’s Ceramics by Dane Venaas building, shoppers find themselves surrounded by fine jewelry, decorative and functional ceramics, clothing, woodworking, leather goods, photography, and more. Each featured artist individually designs and maintains these displays, and work in-store shifts. People can also shop online at www.yesstoreonline.com Open daily 10am-8pm until Thursday, December 23rd, and 9am5pm Friday, December 24th. www.theyesstore.com

La Cumbre Plaza

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A Crimson Holiday BRIGHTENING LA CUMBRE PLAZA with its eclectic selection of gifts handmade by 41 local artists, A Crimson Holiday carries all the joy of the holiday season. Located in Tiffany & Co.’s former location, shoppers are greeted by handmade candles, cutting boards, Mosaic by Marilyn decor, hand-painted glassware, Dannehower coffee, stuffed animals, scarves, jewelry, ornaments, and more. All of these creators also work in the store, so visitors can personally connect with artists while shopping. Open daily 10am-7pm, through January 7th, 2022. www.acrimsonholiday.com/home.html

Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Pop-Up Show & Sale

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SB Maritime Museum

Kim Korinke’s sea glass rings

FIND UNIQUE GIFTS THAT REFLECT SANTA BARBARA’S BEACH TOWN VIBES at the Sea Glass & Ocean Arts PopUp Show & Sale. Taking place on the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum patio from 10-4pm Saturday, December 18th, this event is held in cooperation with the Sea Glass and Ocean

WHAT BETTER WAY TO CELEBRATE THE SEASON OF GIVING THAN BY GIVING BACK TO YOUNG ARTISANS? Saturday, December 18th from 11am to 2pm, community members are invited to explore handmade items and other goods at the Youth Makers Market, hosted at the Community Arts Workshop. Established by local students Aaliyah and Bella Rubio, the Youth Makers Market holds the mission of connecting the community to the work of young artisans to support the local economy and encourage its young makers to grow as entrepreneurs. www.sbcaw.org/upcoming

Dirt Botanical’s Holiday Makers Market 700 Linden Avenue, Carpinteria

FEATURING ITEMS CREATED BY 28 VENDORS located throughout the tri-county area, Dirt Botanical’s Holiday Makers Market captures the spirit of the holiday season with its commitment to supporting local small businesses and creators. Hosted outside at 700 Linden Avenue in Carpinteria from 11am- Maky Mae and her reisin art 5pm, Saturday, December 18th, and between 10am-3pm, Sunday, December 19th, this two-day event will present macrame goods, baked treats, driftwood art, metal artwork, jewelry, and more.

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Makers Market at Elverhoj 1624 Elverhoj Way, Solvang

ADDING TO SOLVANG’S INHERENTLY FESTIVE ATMOSPHERE, the Elverhoj Museum of History and Art will host its final Makers Market of the season from 11am5pm, Saturday December 18th. With prior markets taking place each Saturday this month, the Fiber arts by Mary Stanley event features multiple regional artists and artisans to present woodcrafts, hand-dyed scarves, paper gifts, Danish-inspired and beaded jewelry, ceramics, and more. Shoppers can also investigate the museum’s store, which is featuring weekly store specials and www.elverhoj.org holiday discounts.

Gift Studio Pop-up Holiday Market Museum of Contemporary Art SB

WHEN SHOPPING FOR THE ARTSY PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE, look no further than the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara’s Gift Studio Pop-up Holiday Market. Held on Paseo Nuevo’s Upper Arts Terrace from 11am-6pm on Saturday,

Laylee Harris with SB Blooms at a Youth Makers Market

December 18th, the market will feature original gifts crafted by numerous artists and designers. Visitors can also partake in a free holiday family-friendly craft workshop from 1-3pm, and another workshop led by Ink.Paper.Crafts from 3:305:30pm. There will also be a special Happy Hour from 2-6pm with tequila tasting, festive cocktails, and a curated DJ set from 4:30-6pm. www.mcasantabarbara.org

SB Arts & Crafts Show 236 E. Cabrillo Boulevard

EVERY WEEKEND, ALMOST 200 LOCAL ARTISTS display their works along the waterfront at the Santa Barbara Arts & Crafts Show. Inspired by the sidewalk art shows of Europe, the show invites people to explore paintings, prints, photography, jewelry, pottery, handbags, and more while appreciating Santa Barbara’s fresh air and sunshine. The show is traditionally held from 10am-6pm on Sundays, with a special holiday Saturday show from 10am-5pm on December 18th.

Makers and Wares Market Paseo Nuevo

THROUGHOUT THE SEASON, Paseo Nuevo has hosted weekly Makers and Wares Market in the De la Guerra Place courtyard from 1-6pm on Fridays, and from 11am-6pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Featuring over 20 local artisans, makers, and bakers, visitors can enjoy knowing that their purchases directly support our community. Add Paseo Nuevo’s festive decorations, opportunities to meet Santa Claus, and holiday music, and it becomes a merry experience. Original art and stationary at the Museum Photo courtesy of MCASB

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Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden Street Photo courtesy of Youth Makers Market

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Youth Makers Market

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HE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR IS IN FULL SWING and Santa Barbara locals and visitors are exploring State Street and beyond for thoughtful holiday gifts for their loved ones. As you prepare your shopping plans, consider supporting local artists and makers by visiting the many markets and pop-ups taking place throughout our community this season. From handmade jewelry to original artwork, each location presents a wide selection of one-of-a-kind gifts.

Arts Festival and will feature the works of at least ten local artists. From handmade sea glass jewelry to ocean-inspired artwork, this event is the ideal place to discover items that celebrate the sun, sea, and surf. Admission is free and open to the public. www.sbmm.org

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Lonetree: Helping Transform Houses Into Homes

Michelle Beamer

MMEDIATELY ENVELOPING VISITORS WITH A COMFORTABLE, WELCOMING, AND UNDENIABLY STYLISH ATMOSPHERE, Lonetree feels more like a friend’s home than a store. Nestled in downtown Santa Barbara’s Victoria Court, the interior design business presents a hand-selected inventory of furniture, rugs, lighting, and other home accessories. Add to this personal design services, as well as the store’s distinctive vignettes, and Lonetree reminds customers of their homes’ expressive potential. “I feel like it offers people a visual understanding of how you can bridge the gap — you can mix pieces, you can mix colors, you can mix materials, and it’s not all going to look the same,” said owner Michelle Beamer. “Each corner of the store has its own little different story to tell.” Originally from Nebraska, Beamer first pursued theater in both Atlanta and New York following college before deciding that she wanted to utilize her creative energy through more tactile, interactive projects. She went on to earn her master’s degree in interior design from the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC, during which time she also took classes with the Smithsonian Museum. In 2012 Beamer launched her own interior design firm, MB Interiors, after moving with her family to Santa Barbara. Since then, she has worked closely with her clients to help them realize their unique, personal visions for their homes. She also teaches courses on interior design at Santa Barbara City College. “I have a lot of ideas for how we can help people make their homes the way they see their homes, the way they really want their homes,” explained Beamer. “I don’t think it’s about looking at a magazine and having the most beautiful thing that you see... really when you’re

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sitting talking to a person in your home, do you have everything you need within reach? Does it function?” By opening Lonetree, Beamer fulfilled her longtime desire to establish a space where individuals can connect over design. Accordingly, the store feels as intimate as Beamer believes the art of design should be, with soft layered lighting from eye-catching lamps illuminating carefully arranged chairs, ottomans, tables, dressers, shelves, and more all emphasizing the fluid nature of design. Accenting these items is an abundance of pillows, rugs, straw baskets, artistic decor, and small gift items such as vases, coasters, and glasses that can be monogrammed. Beamer selects each featured item by working with artisans and vendors from around the world, developing a personally-curated inventory of new, custom-designed, and vintage pieces. Rather than ascribe to any one style, she chooses items on the basis of their color, material, and texture, allowing for the inclusion of both modern and more classic styles. Beamer also designs her own pieces, and plans to eventually feature them in-store as well. Beyond presenting this eclectic inventory, Lonetree offers customers personal design services. This way, if an individual discovers an item they love but are unsure of how to incorporate it in their home, they can receive the design assistance they need. The store also plans to host in-store events and classes for the community as well. Photos courtesy of Lonetree

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Holy Days in Hallowed Rooms

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we’ve been denied access to the old worldly and acoustically reverberant space of the St. Anthony Chapel, home to the choral splendor of the sublime a cappella group Quire of Voyces’ concerts for two years. This Saturday and Sunday, intrepid Quire director Nathan Kreitzer leads an early-meetscontemporary program under the title “Mysteries of Christmas,” in this aptly The SB Choral Society will perform at Hahn Hall on Saturday at 7pm and mysterious chapel. Sunday at 3pm. Hahn Hall, the prized hall By Josef Woodard / VOICE at the Music Academy of the West, has also UDDENLY, this Christmas, the pent-up desire been sparsely available to music lovers, apart Quire of Voyces will perform in St. Anthony Chapel on Saturday at 7pm to bask in the collective spirit of live musical from select events during this past summer’s and Sunday at 3pm. events gets its overdue release. Compared to the MAW Festival and the recent return of the First Congregational Church—fitting, given her early dearth of live, in-house connections a year ago, Camerata Pacifica’s residency there. The Choral Society life in a conservative Christian family, before discovering before vaccines arrived, this pre-holiday weekend’s menu settles in this weekend, on Saturday evening at 7pm and her wider personal spiritual purview—and the hipster of live music options results in a kindly traffic jam of Sunday afternoon at 3pm, for the JoAnne Wassermanoutpost of Pappy & Harriet’s. possibilities, an embarrassment of riches. Where to go directed group’s program of Handel’s Messiah, parts II and Lenker had us at not a lot, just forever, the hypnotic this Saturday and Sunday – Quire of Voyces, the Choral III (including, of course, the Hallelujah chorus). track from songs, and touched on Big Thief material and Society’s Hallelujah choral fete, the return of a live edition And the Lobero Theatre, which has thankfully been such highlights as my angel, forwards beckon rebound, of The Christmas Revels? All or some of the above? It is vibrantly active in recent months, is taken over by the Once a Buncha Times, and the bittersweetly tender closer, technically possible to catch all three, between afternoon Winter Solstice-oriented and now 14-year-old tradition of Carolina. and evening programs. The temptation allures. The Christmas Revels, bringing out a new thematic milieu Lenker is a performer keenly aware of her Aside from the return to action for these perennial each year. This year’s program goes deep and goes local, surroundings and the precious but malleable context of local groups, whose Christmas-timed programs are key with An Early California Celebration of the Winter Solstice, a live show, who is happy to present her songs without to their existence and Santa Barbara’s yuletide calendar, built around the saga of the historic De La Guerra family excessive fanfare or pretentions, but also can wriggle into another important aspect relates to returning to hallowed and 19th century Alta California songs and regalia. some evocative between-song banter. “I feel so many performance rooms and spaces in town. In particular, energies in here,” she told the full Lobero crowd. “I can’t MUSIC TO OUR EARS: sort my own energy today. We’re hurtling though space… Clearly, the high point we have no idea where we’re going, or how we got here… of last week’s live music we did it. We’re here.” scene, and one of the great Late in the set, she spoke of her fuzzy knowledge of the shows of the truncated time factor in mid-set. “Time is an illusion,” she said, then concert year in town, came started riffing on the theme, like a songwriter finding her with the deceptively lean way into new song fodder. “Time is a protrusion. Time is a setting of Adrianne Lenker ‘who’s in,’ time is a Susan…” She laughed softly, adding “did at the Lobero. Lenker, the someone write that down?” Consider it at least half-done. distinctive and freshly poetic singer-songwriter (and superb guitarist, nimbly working open tunings in the course of her set) and also the focal point of the band Big Thief, quietly but boldly captivates in solo mode. Hers is a special brand of post-folk grace and subtlety, sprinkled with punk dust and a powerful songwriting voice. Her show at the Lobero, an ideal venue for her muscularly introspective magic, is part of a tour promoting her two enchanting lockdown-born albums on the 4AD label, songs and instrumentals. She then headed south to play at Revels will perform at the Lobero Theatre on Sunday, the TH | o n s a l e M ONDAY, NOVEM B E R 2 9 9am 18th, at 7:30pm and Saturday, the 19th, at 2:30pm.

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Woodard is a veteran cultural critic, who wrote for the Los Angeles Times for 25 years, has contributed to Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, DownBeat, and many music magazines, and a long association with the Santa Barbara Independent and News-Press. To date, he has published two books for Silman-James Press, on jazz legends Charles Lloyd and Charlie Haden, respectively. He recently published a debut novel, Ladies Who Lunch. Woodard is also a musician, a guitarist, songwriter, and head of the Household Ink Records label.


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Spencer — Reimagining Diana’s Reclamation of Her Identity

However, Spencer is historical fiction — with a heavy emphasis on fiction — allowing Larraín and N INTENSELY PERSONAL GLIMPSE INTO Knight to take creative liberties that distinguish this THE PSYCHE OF ONE OF HISTORY’S MOST film as a wholly encompassing cinematic experience. CELEBRATED, YET SCRUTINIZED, ICONS, Repeatedly, Diana experiences visions of Anne Boleyn Spencer lends unprecedented originality to (Amy Manson), which heightens the film’s tension and Princess Diana’s story. Directed by Pablo Larraín and injects commentary on how the crown has historically written by Steven Knight, the film forgoes historical used people. Add to this tense conversations with the accuracy to dance between reality and symbolism, allowing ever-watchful Equerry Major Alistair audiences to intimately share in Diana’s Gregory (Timothy Spall), a midnight struggles and triumphs. Larraín spoke to exploration of her childhood home, his efforts to create this “fable from a true and even a dance montage, and Spencer tragedy” at a special screening and Q&A becomes a work that understands that with the Santa Barbara International Film the only person who can ever fully Festival on December 9th. understand Diana is Diana herself. “I think the biopic as a concept is a bit Kristen Stewart meets the Kristen Stewart, Freddie Spry, and Jack Nielen in Spencer of a fantasy,” explained Larraín. “I don’t film’s rigorous demands at every think you can actually capture anyone. turn, seamlessly shifting from raw, said Larraín. “That magnetism required the same level of So what you can do is always to create a heartbreaking moments of fierce self-doubt mystery from the actress that would play her, and it’s what fictional take throughout things that you and sadness to a mother’s pure joy. It is in happens to me when I see Kristen on-screen...” care about that person, and throughout these moments when Stewart acts alongside Viewers are even more engaged by a stunning score admiration, and so we decided to do the young actors portraying Princes William developed by Jonny Greenwood, who Larraín praised for that.” and Harry (Jack Nielen and Freddie Spry) subtly blending baroque and jazz music to reflect Diana’s A psychological drama, Spencer that she shines most brightly, faithfully emotional states. Jazz is used when Diana is by herself and follows Diana (Kristen Stewart) as the Director Pablo Larraín highlighting Diana’s love for her children. baroque added or completely overpowers the jazz when the royal family celebrates Christmas at the Yet throughout each scene, no matter royal family is present. Queen’s Sandringham Estate. The estate’s how vulnerable, Stewart continues to uphold Diana’s For all its moments of anxiety, Spencer ends on a suffocating atmosphere immediately emerges as Diana is defining air of mystique as if she is aware of the audience’s surprisingly optimistic — and sadly, fictitious — note. Yet forced to partake in the traditional holiday royal weigh-in, presence — a nuance that reminds viewers that Diana in doing so, the film emphasizes that regardless of how despite the common knowledge that she struggles with was almost always watched herself. Already, Stewart’s her story ended, Diana realized her victory over the royal bulimia. She is instructed on which dresses to wear and performance has secured her a Golden Globe nomination, family by overcoming personal barriers and reclaiming her when, and her confidant, a Royal Dresser named Maggie SBIFF’s American Riveria Award, and significant Oscar identity. (Sally Hawkins), is quickly dismissed. Making matters buzz. Larraín commented that he knew from the beginning Kristen Stewart will receive SBIFF’s American Riviera Award worse, Prince Charles (Jack Farthing) seals their marriage’s that Stewart’s skills made her ideal for the role. in-person on March 4th, 2022. To learn more about the fate by giving Diana the same necklace as Camilla Parker upcoming Santa Barbara International Film Festival, visit “There’s something on her [Diana] that creates such Bowles (Emma Darwall-Smith), with whom he is having www.sbiff.org a magnetism, which is completely unexplainable for me, ” an affair. Photos courtesy of NEON

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It was “Magic Under the Moonlight” – and More!

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By Sigrid Toye, Special to VOICE

jam and the lack of parking down at the waterfront for the Parade of Lights and the fireworks that followed? I’ll answer that – I did! The closest I could get was East Beach from where I took a couple of pictures. Hiroko Benko, owner of the Condor Express, was kind enough to send me a couple of pictures taken from the patio of her home that I’m sharing with you. And other intrepid photographers shared theirs as well. I have to admit, that despite the traffic, I drove down Cabrillo Boulevard so that I too could enjoy the good vibes of the season for which the Waterfront Department spent weeks preparing. Mike Wiltshire, Director of the Waterfront Department – at least of this writing – was still waiting for the results by the virtual judges of the boat parade’s winners, yet another necessary COVID accommodation. Nonetheless, A pause in the run up to the Parade of Light Festivities: Commodore Andra Escola, Rear Commodore David it was absolutely clear that a terrific Sadecki, and Vice Commodore Eli Parker time was had by all. The annual celebration along the waterfront and the harbor brought the entire city of Santa Barbara out of isolation to become a part of one of the biggest and most fun holiday events ever!

O KIDDING! The harbor was indeed a Happenin’ Place on Sunday, December 12th. Not only was it a gloriously sunny day, but it seemed as if the entire city was out and about. The weather was a whole lot chillier than the pictures indicate (more about that later!), so almost everyone was bundled up in their winter snuggies. It was certainly nice to see so many celebrants ready to start the holidays after the lull of last year’s tabled events. On our way to the City Pier to view actual snow in the city of Santa Barbara, Elf Suzanne greeted us in front of a giant reindeer as we followed a line of munchkins and their parents to the end of the dock. Talk about a snow covered playground, this was the perfect description of what was happening there! Snowballs were flying every which way and everyone got into the fun, even mom and dad. There was however, one special attraction that was noticed by everyone in the crowd: a little boy in blue bathing trunks, no top, no shoes having the time of his life. Most of the other kids were bundled up in parkas and long pants, some with hats covering their ears, but not this enthusiastic camper … for him, the chill in the air meant ‘Gone to the Beach.’ Standing next to a dad outside of the snow covered area, as he observed this little boy, he shook his head and chuckling remarked, “Only in Santa Barbara … right?” I had to agree because our city’s reputation as a year around beach resort was being upheld that day by one fun loving little guy! As I’d planned to attend the festivities that evening, it seems that the pause in last year’s holiday celebrations caused my memory to go South. Was it possible that I’d forgotten the massive traffic

The next couple of weeks will be my time off from this column to do what others call ‘last minute shopping...’ (For me it’s called just getting started!) Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will be celebrated in our family’s tradition with our kids and grandkids, my greatest and most valuable gift that keeps on giving. Sigrid and Bud Toye wish you the happiest of holidays and a bright, healthy new year. I’ll be back the first week in January of 2022. Stay tuned...

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Back: Captain David Bacon, Parade Announcer, and Mayor Cathy Murillo. Front: Geordie Scully and Councilmember Oscar Gutierrez.

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Stolen Mail Discovered I found a pile of both opened and unopened STOLEN MAIL by Sycamore Creek in Santa Barbara on Wednesday, December 10th. I sorted it out, then brought the soggy mail in plastic bags back to the homes along with a note. 200 block Las Alturas, 500 APS, and 600 block Holmcrest. One response - It’s happening frequently! Police are aware.

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Downtown Accidents and Power Outage

One of hopefully many book signings by longtime front line press and SANTA BARBARA CO. FIRE PHOTOGRAPHER MIKE ELIASON took place at Chaucers in Santa Barbara on (12/14) at 5:30 pm. I have seen several of the shots. You will be amazed. Some of the best ever.

“STOP. NO SIGNAL” was the sign held up by downtown Santa Barbara worker, April Montoya who tried to prevent crashes Tuesday, December 14th during an outage in Santa Barbara. Some drivers stopped. Some blew right through the intersection that did not have working lights. Nearby, on another corner with dark lights, there was a two-car crash with a rollover. During the downtown POWER OUTAGE Tuesday, the Santa Barbara Police department went to back up generators and kept the building on Figueroa St. operational. Efforts to build a new police station to replace this 1950’s era building, continue.

Washed Ashore This is one of TWO BOATS FOUND on Santa Barbara’s East Beach as the latest storm rolled through.

Photos by John Palminteri, SB City Fire

In less than 24 hours between Monday and Tuesday’s outage, there were TWO ROLL OVER CRASHES at the intersection of Carrillo St. and Anacapa St. in downtown Santa Barbara. One was a single vehicle incident. The other was a two car crash with signal lights out. Very surprising to see.

Half Marathon Sparks Creativity The SANTA TO THE SEA half marathon, 5K, and kids run returns to the Oxnard waterfront. Many creative holiday outfits and festive participants!

Commmunity Supports Unity Shoppe Telethon The annual UNITY SHOPPE TELETHON aired on Newschannel 3 on Sunday, December 12th to raise money for food, toys, and clothing in the Santa Barbara area. Kenny Loggins, Brad Paisley and the Newschannel 3 staff joined with the community and UNITY for this incredible effort live.

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She & Him Deck the Arlington with Christmas Spirit

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TATE STREET’S ICONIC HOTEL SANTA BARBARA HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE GERONIMO HOSPITALITY GROUP’S EXPANDING COLLECTION of hospitality brands. An owner and operator of six award-winning boutique hotels nationwide, Geronimo Hospitality Group plans to start renovations on the property in 2022 along with its sister company, commercial real estate developer Hendricks Commercial Properties. Ultimately the company intends to honor Hotel Santa Barbara’s historic nature while adding modern amenities. “We are excited to welcome Hotel Santa Barbara to the Geronimo Hospitality Group family of brands, and can’t wait for locals and travelers alike to experience our unique spin on hospitality,” said Jeff Whiteman, Chief Operating Officer at Geronimo Hospitality Group. “Santa Barbara is a very special place and we look forward to providing guests with memorable experiences for years to come.”

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AKING THE ARLINGTON THEATRE BY STORM, She & Him triumphantly rang in the holiday season with captivating vocals and masterful guitar playing as they performed a charming set of Christmas music and original hits. Featuring singer/actress Zooey Deschanel and singer-songwriter/guitarist M. Ward, the December 2nd concert kicked off the duo’s Very She & Him Christmas Party tour. Despite the well-known nature of the evening’s songs, Deschanel’s expressive voice combined with Ward’s stunning guitar solos brought distinctive flair to each tune, creating a fun atmosphere of holiday wonder and joy. Anticipation filled the air as audience members filtered into the Arlington Theatre for the venue’s first UCSB Arts & Lectures event in over 20 months. One glance at the crowd and She & Him’s wide appeal was immediately apparent — college students eagerly chatted as families and couples found their seats. The Dos Pueblos Jazz Band completed the festive feeling by playing carols outside while entering guests donated toys to United Way of Santa Barbara County’s gift drive. Guest comedian Pete Lee opened the night with a brief stand-up set, cracking jokes about Santa Barbara’s reputation, pandemic observations, and personal anecdotes. When the crowd was warmed up, Deschanel and Ward took the stage to perform The Christmas Song against the Arlington’s lowered red curtain. The curtain lifted mid-song, revealing a simple yet elegant set of pillar lights, a crumpled curtain backdrop, and some bordering Christmas trees. She & Him then launched into an impressive set of favorites, including Winter Wonderland, The Man with the Bag, Sleigh Ride, The Christmas Waltz, and a touching homage to Frank Sinatra’s rendition of Christmas Memories. Deschanel exhibited her range as a singer and performer, her voice at one moment making audience members tap

their feet, and another heightening more nostalgic songs’ inherent sentimentality. Ward matched and amplified Deschanel’s energy at every turn with his sincere voice, skillfully playing electric and acoustic guitar riffs in manners reminiscent of Les Paul and Chuck Berry — a feeling that was confirmed by his later playing Run Run Rudolph. In short, it was evident Deschanel and Ward were having fun, styling songs in a way that honored their classic appeal yet contributed more jazzy, and at times, bluesy feelings. The duo also repeated their 2011 album’s decision to switch the male and female parts for the song Baby It’s Cold Outside, with Deschanel commenting on the importance of consent and the song’s original context. This and other performances were made all the more memorable by She & Him’s accompanying drummer, bassist, and organist/pianist, as well as two phenomenal vocalists who joined Deschanel for numerous numbers. At the show’s halfway point, Lee joined Deschanel to banter on-stage. The concert then transitioned to feature some of She & Him’s upbeat, more rock n’ roll styled originals, including I’ve Got Your Number, Son and In the Sun. The night culminated with a return to the Christmas theme, including a rendition of Holiday, complete with a disco ball, and the ever-popular All I Want for Christmas is You. Audience members rose to their feet, clapping until She & Him reemerged. It was this encore performance that sealed the night as a memorable experience, with Deschanel and Ward wistfully singing Stars Fell On Alabama and You Really Got a Hold on Me. The pair ended with a holiday medley of Silent Night, and Carol of the Bells before starting to sing Joy to the World. Suddenly, She & Him launched into the chorus of Three Dog Night’s iconic 1970 song Joy to the World, creating a delightful mash-up that ended the night on a positive, festive note.

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Daniela Candillari Announced Music Academy’s Principal Opera Conductor DANIELA CANDILLARI has been appointed to serve as Principal Opera Conductor of the Music Academy of the West’s Summer Festival. A three years-long designation, during her residency Candillari will prepare the Vocal Institute’s singers as well as the Academy Festival Orchestra who perform in the Granada Theatre. Previously, Candillari conducted the west coast premiere of composer Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain at the Music Academy in 2019. She holds her Doctorate in Musicology from the Universität für Musik in Vienna, a Master of Music in Jazz Studies from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and a Master Daniela Candillari of Music and Bachelor in Piano Performance from the Universität für Musik in Graz. www.musicacademy.org

Todd Aldrich Joins SB Symphony Board

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TODD ALDRICH has been announced as the newest member of the Santa Barbara Symphony Board of Directors. Now a Corporate Director for a manufacturing firm in the plastics industry, Aldrich previously held senior leadership roles in emerging and growth companies in medical technology, health care, banking, and insurance, as well as practiced law. A lifelong lover of singing and symphonic music, Aldrich and his wife, Allyson, are members of the Symphony’s Crescendo donor initiative. Beyond his involvement with the Symphony, he also serves as volunteer President and Board Chair for the SB Choral Society and on the Board of the Montecito Rotary Foundation. Aldrich is an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. www.thesymphony.org

Jaan Landheer Joins Mental Wellness Center JAAN LANDHEER has joined the Mental Wellness Center as the new Program Manager for the Fellowship Club, which aims to help adults who live with serious mental health challenges. The group has an all-peer staff who identify as experienced in recovery as well as are professionally qualified for their positions. A born and raised Santa Barbaran, Landheer assumes this role after previously working as a therapeutic behavioral specialist for youth at Casa Pacifica. He is an alumnus of UC Santa Cruz. www.mentalwellnesscenter.org

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SB Channelkeeper to Host Post-Alisal Fire Erosion Control Event

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O PREVENT SOIL EROSION FOLLOWING THE ALISAL FIRE AND AMIDST HEAVY RAINFALLS, the Santa Barbara Channelkeeper’s Watershed Brigade will host a Fire Erosion Control Event from 9am to 1pm on Saturday, December 18th. Taking place at The Harris Family Ranch on the Gaviota Coast, volunteers will work to protect local creeks from fire-related contaminants, such as ash and sediments, as well as curb erosion. Actions will include spreading straw and vegetation along exposed areas, digging and recontouring, and installing straw wattles to manage stormwater runoff.

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December 17, 2021 Semele ~ continued from page 2 satisfying challenges for Widzer has been to clarify the power dynamics that are central to the story. It’s about “power and control… gods exude power but don’t have power over human behavior,” Widzer shared. The humans too experience the power vs control dynamic. “Each woman in the show exudes their own passion and sense of strength and perseverance. Semele is being told to marry the prince. She has previously met Jupiter and had a relationship with him and wants to follow her heart and be with the man she loves. She tries to live out the life she wants to lead. There is real love between Jupiter and Semele.... but what Semele is asking of Jupiter ultimately leads to her demise.” As the music unfolds, there are places in duets that change from woman and lover, to mortal and god, and back again, Widzer explained. Handel seems to be a key for director, conductor, and singer in how the experience of working together will go. Something about baroque music lends some built in flexibility that each highlighted. McIntyre is also looking forward to performing an opera by Handel. “I love singing Handel,” she added. “Handel lends itself to the changes in setting.” McIntyre is also looking forward to working with the creative team, noting, “what works best is if singers bring their own ideas to the work and can elaborate on what the director and conductor want.” Widzer noted that Handel offers freedom of interpretation in how to deliver text… allowing for nuances of behavior that are expressive of the time and place. Widzer made her company debut with Carmen in your Car in December 2020. She is joined by rising star

conductor Emily Senturia, with recent appearances at Washington National Opera, Houston Grand, Boston Lyric, and Wolf Trap Operas, in her Opera Santa Barbara debut conducting members of the Opera Santa Barbara Orchestra. Projection Designer Yuki Izumihara, choreographer Nicola Bowie, Lighting Designer Helena Kuukka, wig and makeup designer Heather Sterling, and Costume Designer Stacie Logue complete the all-female creative team.

“I love Opera SB, Kostis, the mission of the company, how they worked for artists during COVID, the fact that they are growing their season not shortening it.... I love the family feeling of the company… it’s like coming home.” And she said, “It’s a privilege to present a strong female story… and a joy to be part of the [Opera Santa Barbara] family.”

Choreographer Nicola Bowie Conductor Emily Senturia

Opera Santa Barbara: As a signature provider of professional opera and musical theatre for California’s Central Coast since 1994, Opera Santa Barbara has staged more than 80 productions of opera favorites, lesser-known classics, and contemporary American works featuring nationally recognized performers as well as artists and craftspeople of our region. Beyond offering mainstage productions, the company develops operatic musicianship in emerging professionals; educates children in the art and meaning of opera; and provides free operatic programs, both educational and musical, to the broader Santa Barbara region. After the success of its season opening mariachi opera, Cruzar la Cara de la Luna and the Halloween double bill of El Amor Brujo and Il Tabarro, Opera Santa Barbara continues its five-production season in 2022 with company premieres of Semele (January 14th & 16th) and As One (March 25th & 27th) and a return to grand opera with La Traviata (June 10th & 12th). www.operasb.org

Lighting Designer Helena Kuukka

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Rainbow Trout Released Into Cachuma Lake

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OCALS HOPING TO ACCOMPLISH SOME HOLIDAY FISHING need look no further than a trip to Cachuma Lake. As of last week, the lake announced that it has added an additional 4,000 pounds of Rainbow Trout, with individual fish sizes ranging from weighing half a pound to eight pounds. This is Cachuma Lake’s second of four planned Rainbow Trout releases, with future releases scheduled for January and April of 2022.

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AIASB Announces 2021 Design Award Recipients

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ONORING THE NOTEWORTHY ACHIEVEMENTS OF LOCAL ARCHITECTS AND ARCHITECTURE, The American Institute of Architects Santa Barbara has revealed the winners of its annual Design Award program. Announced at the organization’s December 2nd Design Awards Gala, this year’s awards recognized design excellence in architecture, residential architecture, restoration/renovation, and urban design. The 2021 AIASB Design Awards jury included architects Mariana Ibañez, Aaron Jon Hyland, FAIA, and Alvin Huang, AIA. Together, this jury evaluated each project’s quality of design, resolution of the program idea, sustainable responsibility, innovation, thoughtfulness, and technique. 2021 AIASB Honor recipients include The Thacher School, Dining Pavilion designed by Blackbird Architects; Jeff and Judy Henley Hall: Institute for Energy Efficiency by Kieran Timberlake; UCSB San Joaquin Student Housing by Loh Architects; and Cabrillo Commercial Complex by DMHA Architecture + Interior Design. Merit awardees are Crestline by Anacapa Architecture; Mar Vista Residence by Tim Gorter; Pepper Hill Villa by Shubin Donaldson; and Portola Dining Commons by Kieran Timberlake. Honorable mentions were presented to Vista de la Cumbre by Anacapa Architecture and Yonder Escalante by Anacapa Architecture.

To learn more about AIASB, visit www.aiasb.com

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Widzer is also looking forward to continuing the collaboration with the creative team and Opera Santa Barbara.

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UE TO INCREASING COVID-19 CASES AND THE EMERGENCE OF THE OMICRON VARIANT, the California Department of Public Health has announced that as of Wednesday, December 15th, residents statewide must wear a face mask in all indoor, public environments. This mandate affects all individuals, regardless if they are vaccinated against COVID-19 or not, and will last through January 15th, 2022. In a December 13th statement, the CDPH explained that this move offers protection to individuals during the holiday season when more people are indoors and travelling. The decision will also support the continuance of in-person schooling and business, as well as prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed. “Since Thanksgiving, the statewide seven-day average case rate has increased by 47% and hospitalizations have increased by 14%,” stated the CDPH’s online announcement. “While the percentage of Californians fully vaccinated and boosted continues to increase, we continue to have areas of the state where vaccine coverage is low, putting individuals and communities at greater risk for COVID-19. Given the current hospital census, which is at or over capacity, even a moderate surge in cases and hospitalizations could materially impact California’s health care delivery system within certain regions of the state.”

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Has COVID-19 Made Us Richer? By Harlan Green / Special to VOICE

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ORE AMERICANS ARE RICHER, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, believe it nor not. The pandemic has spurred congress and the Biden administration to act as if we are coming out of another Great Depression. The U.S. is growing faster than other developed countries that haven’t invested as much in the recovery. And those investments are going to Americans that need it the most. Just since the American Rescue Plan passed in March 2020, 4.3 million more people have found employment. Wages and real disposable income are up, especially for low-wage workers, who are disproportionately women and people of color and who have experienced consistent wage growth since April 2021, say Rose Khattar and Andres Vinelli of the Center For American Progress, a progressive think tank. It’s the New Deal all over again, but instead of the 1930s and a looming World War II, congress and the Biden administration have acted to save the U.S. economy from the worst pandemic since the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918. “The U.S. is the only leading advanced economy to have exceeded its pre-pandemic levels, according to the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development,” say Khattar and Vinelli. “In fact, data from the most recent quarter shows that our real GDP—which is GDP adjusted for inflation—is around 13 percent larger than the end of the COVID-19 recession.” It is largely due to Biden’s American Rescue Plan of last March that especially raised the lowest income brackets. Economist Gene Sperling, its White House Coordinator, says such growth not only helps lower-income folk, but children most of all with the child tax credit that alone has halved the child poverty rate.

And don’t forget the $1,400 payments sent out to most Americans at a time when the pandemic lockdowns were in full force. More evidence of the record postpandemic growth is that service-oriented businesses making up two-thirds of economic activity – such as banks, retailers and drug stores – grew in November at the fastest pace on record, even as companies grappled with major shortages of labor and supplies.

And if the newest Omicron variant proves less deadly, as initial test results are showing, then there’s nothing to hold back consumers and businesses from building America back better than ever.

The Institute for Supply Management’s services PMI climbed to 69.1 percent last month from 66.7 percent in October, when 50 percent is break-even growth, marking the biggest increase on record.

“It goes back to the pent-up demand,” said Anthony Nieves, Chair of the Institute for Supply Management® Services Business Survey Committee. “You can look at other tangible things such as mall traffic and

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Lobster Town U.S.A. Gallery

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By Joe Woodard / VOICE

On the more heroic end of the scale spectrum, he has presented his stunning series of tall, life-size longboard ANK PITCHER, one of Santa Barbara’s most “portraits.” For contrast, observe the invitingly Lilliputian prized and respected painters, has a way with many elements of what makes his paintings work, including painting Sunset in the intentionally compact 100 Grand exhibition, as well as miniature canvases celebrating variations on scale. The artist, also a UCSB professor, Santa Barbara’s skating culture haven, the Church of surfer, and premiere documenter-idealizer of Santa Skatan, all currently at Sullivan Goss. (Sullivan Goss is Barbara’s landscape, seascapes, surf culture, and more, Pitcher’s longtime local gallery homebase, which has also has run the gamut of dimensions in his decades-deep recently published a book on him). catalogue. But for something completely different and epic, current and future admirers of Pitcher’s work will want to head down to Carpinteria’s Santa Claus Lane. There, in the new artspace known as Lobster Town U.S.A., a recently uncovered and truly epic – as in 9’ by 16.5’ – triptych from the painter’s past has been rescued from walled-off obscurity, and now commands a long wall, and, by extension, the gallery itself. In this sweeping Gallery view with Hank Pitcher’s Channel Drive, Butterfly Beach Newspaper_The Voice Magazine view of Channel 1/4 page_4.875 x 6.125 Drive, Butterfly Beach, and the citadel of the Coral Casino into the distance, Pitcher’s recognizable, charged, and personalized representational style is immediately identifiable, and the iconography resonates with an ample series of Pitcher’s studies of this legendary (and toney) stretch of beach and Montecito history. The dramatic yet tranquil threepaneled composition ventures Three minimally-invasive from density on the left panel to the fluid and airy character of the treatment options Pacific blue and coastline extending beyond the swanky development in and around the Biltmore. Nature is never far from the heart of Pitcher’s paintings, and so it is here. Key word: “sweeping,” in gesture and epic mass. Gallerist Maire Radis, who runs the gallery with her husband Patrick, offered some insight on the remarkable back story of Pitcher’s The Cottage Heart Center grand opus last week, as workers TAVR is a national leader in were still finishing temporary walls Replaces valve for aortic stenosis interventional cardiology. and installation touches in the stillnew gallery. She explained that she Cottage is the only hospital on was happy to give wall space to this MitraClip™ California’s Central Coast that looming Pitcher work, which was Repairs leaky valve “hidden away and hasn’t been seen provides all three minimallyfor 35 years.” invasive treatments. The triptych’s storied past Watchman™ dates back to 1985, when it was Reduces stroke risk due to AFib commissioned by Carine Degli Esposti, owner of the former Antoinette’s on Montecito’s Coast Village Road. After hanging in that Learn more at cottagehealth.org/heart store for many years, a business reorganization and the birth of the

store Intimo left it walled off and out of the public (or private) eye for a few decades. After the passing of Carine and By Brad Nack the recent death of her husband Rino, stepsons Igo and James Koch discovered this buried treasure, in pristine condition, and sought to bring it to the public light. Lobster Town U.S.A. itself has a fascinating back story, adding dimension to what has quickly become a new gallery space worth keeping tabs on in the 805. The original Lobster Town was a restaurant and seafood processing spot from the 1950s through 1990, and is reborn, with a winking nod to Carpinteria history. Whereas the totemic Santa Claus atop the main section of the Lane created nostalgia and controversy when it was removed and sent down to retirement in a dreary Oxnard lot, an equally large effigy of Frosty the Snowman also perched dramatically on the lane, atop the Lobster Town site. “Santa got so much attention,” Radis commented, with a grin, “but Frosty deserves love, too.” And now, after the tenure of lobsters and Frosty, art enters the location’s picture. In addition to the Pitcher centerpiece, spotlights are cast on a lively bunch of individualistic artists whose styles get along nicely here, including the popular Arizona-based painter John Randall Nelson and Buellton-based sculptor/painter Wesley Anderegg. Anderegg’s gruffly-charmed work evokes a delightfully loopy, sometimes circus-y character, spiced with folk art attitude. Brad Nack, normally awash in his classic reindeer paintings this time of year, has a room of his own, with his morphing animal portraits and organic-psychedelic abstractions. Nack clearly has a knack for blending shades of abstractionists such as Arshile Gorky with folk art whimsey and a flair for line and color. Hilary Hauser, the artist, writer, and activist who has led the charge with the Heal the Ocean organization (hosting its first post-pandemic fund-raiser in the fittingly ocean-adjacent gallery last weekend), presents a set of her paintings in the “Fantastic Fishes” series, a halfimagined undersea garden of imagery. Despite the respective appeals of other art in the gallery, though, the elephantine sensation in the room is Pitcher’s Channel Drive panorama. You have to see it, in the painterly flesh, to believe and soak in it.

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Photos by Joe Woodard

Lobster Town U.S.A. Gallery • 3823 Santa Claus Ln, Carpinteria • Open Thu-Sa 12-5pm • www.lobstertownusa.com

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A rt | A rte • GALLERIES • STUDIOS • • MUSEUMS • • PUBLIC PLACES

Evening Glow - Douglas Preserve Original Oil Painting by

Ralph Waterhouse Chris Fletcher

www. CFletchersArt.com CFletchersart.com • 805-964-3788

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

CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY: Remedy: Art is the Cure ~ Mar 25 • 1st fl, 105 E. Anacapa St • 805-568-3994

LA CUMBRE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS: Three Multi-Artist Galleries at La Cumbre Plaza • Wed-Sun 1-6 • lacumbrecenterforcreativearts@gmail.com

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

LOBSTERTOWN USA GALLERY: 3823 Santa Claus Ln, Carpinteria • Open Thu-Sa 125pm • www.lobstertownusa.com

SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Artists with Disabilities programs, virtual exhibits • 805260-6705 • www.sbartworks.org

Sculptor

CLAY STUDIO GALLERY: Selections from the Don Reitz Collection • 805-565-CLAY • www.claystudiosb.org • 1351 Holiday Hill Rd,

Roe Anne White photography

A. Michael Marzolla

Padaro Beach 173

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10 WEST GALLERY: Holiday 2021 ~ Jan 17 • 10 W Anapamu • Thu-Sun 11-5 • 805-770-7711 • www.10westgallery.com

ATKINSON GALLERY: Cosmovisión Indígena Art Lab 2.0 with Tanya Aguiñiga, Porfirio Gutierrez, MICOP Mixteco/Indigena Community Organization Project ~ Jan 21 • SBCC Humanities Bldg #202, East Campus, 721 Cliff Dr • Tu-Thu 11-6pm; Sat 12-4pm

ARCHITECTURAL FDN GALLERY: Kids Draw Architecture ~ Dec 12 • 229 E Victoria • 805965-6307 • www.afsb.org

BELLA ROSA GALLERIES: 1103-A State St • 11-5 daily • 805-966-1707

ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM, UCSB: Irresistible Delights: Recent Gifts to the Art Collection ~ Dec12; Sound of a Thousand Years: Gagaku Instruments from Japan ~ May 1, 22 • We-Sun 12-5 • 805-893-2951 • www.museum.ucsb.edu

CASA DE LA GUERRA: Currently Closed

CASA DOLORES: Navidad Mexicana and Nativity scenes • Dec 15 ~ Feb 5; Ongoing: Bandera Ware and traditional outfits, Huichol, Tehuana dress, China Poblana skirt • 1023 Bath St • www.casadolores.org

“Autumn Bouquet” 36”h x 24”w Original woodblock print

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ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY: www.exploreecology.org/art-from-scrap

Waterhouse Gallery

CORRIDAN GALLERY: The Dark Watchers by Benjamin Brode ~ Dec 11 • 125 N Milpas • We-Sa 11-5 & by Appt • 805-966-7939 • www.corridan-gallery.com

LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER: 12-4 Fr-Su • 865 Linden Av • 805-684-7789 • www.carpinteriaartscenter.org

CYPRESS GALLERY: 119 E Cypress Av, Lompoc • Sat & Sun 1-4 • 805-737-1129 • www.lompocart.org

MARCIA BURTT STUDIO: Holiday 2021 ~ Feb 6 • 517 Laguna St • Th-Su 1-5 • 805-9625588 • www.artlacuna.com

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

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

ELVERHØJ MUSEUM: Widening Circles: Landscape Portraits of Solvang ~ Jan 9 • 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang • 805-686-1211 • ThMo 11-5 • www.elverhoj.org

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SB: Drifters: Rosha Yaghmai ~ Jan 9 • 653 Paseo Nuevo • www.mcasantabarbara.org

GALLERY 113: SB Art Assn • 1114 State St, #8, La Arcada Ct • 805-965-6611 • 2-5 daily • www.gallery113sb.com GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: Winter Saloncelebrating 30 years! ~ Dec • 2920 Grand Ave, LO • Thur-Mo 10-5 • 805-688-7517 • www.gallerylosolivos.com GANNA WALSKA LOTUSLAND: Reservations 805.969.9990 • www.lotusland.org REH FINE ART @ GRAYSPACE: Holiday Salon ~ Dec 19 • 219 Gray Av • Fri & Sat, 12-6pm; Thur & Sun, 12-5pm; Wed by appt • 805689-0858 • www.grayspaceart.com GOLETA VALLEY ART ASSN: Picasso’s for Peanuts ~ La Cumbre Plaza • 11-4pm Dec 11 • www.thegoletavalleyartassociation.org

MUSEUM OF SENSORY & MOVEMENT EXPERIENCES: La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S. Hope Av #F119 • www.seehearmove.com PALM LOFT GALLERY: Nature’s Beauty ~ Jan 9 • 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • By Appt • 805-684-9700 • www.Palmloft.com PEREGRINE GALLERIES: Early California and American paintings; fine vintage jewelry • 1133 Coast Village Rd • 805-252-9659 • www.Peregrine.shop

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La Cumbre Center for Creative Arts The Hangout Gallery La Cumbre PLaza

SANTA BARBARA ARTS: Unique fine art & crafts from local artists & crafts people • ThSu 11-5 • 805-884-1938 SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: Richard Schloss: Painting the Light ~ Mar • 1321 State St • MoSa 12-5; Su 12-4; Closed We • 805-845-4270 • www.santabarbarafineart.com SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB:

Wings ~ Jan 6 • 10-2 daily • 2375 Foothill Rd • 805-682-4722 SB BOTANIC GARDEN: 10-5 daily • 805-682-4726 • www.sbbg.org SB HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Queen on the Hill, Borein & His Circle of Friends, The Story of SB • 136 E De la Guerra • Thur 12-5, Fri 127; Sat 12-5 • 805-966-1601 • www.sbhistorical.org SB MARITIME MUSEUM: Mermaids: Visualizing the Myths & Legends ~ Mar 31 • 113 Harbor Way, Ste 190 • Thu-Su 10-5 • www.SBMM.org • 805-962-8404

Rosemarie C. Gebhart

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JAMES MAIN FINE ART: 19th & 20th Fine art & antiques • 27 E De La Guerra St • Tu-Sa 12-5 • Appt Suggested • 805-962-8347 JARDIN DE LAS GRANADAS: re[visit] 1925 by Cochran & Smith • 21 E Anapamu St. JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER SB Portraits of Survival • Mo-Th 9am-5pm, Fr 9am-3:30pm • 805-957-1115 KARPELES MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY & MUSEUM: 21 W Anapamu St • We-Su 12-4 • 805-962-5322. KATHRYNE DESIGNS: Local Artists • 1225 Coast Village Rd, A • M-Sa 10-5; Su 11-5 • 805-565-4700

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SB ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW • Local artists’ work • 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd., SB • 10am-5pm Sa. EXPOSICIÓN DE ARTES Y ARTESANÍAS DE SB • Obras de artistas locales • 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd., SB • 10am-5pm sábado.

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GIFT STUDIO 2021 HOLIDAY POP-UP MARKET • Shop handmade goods with

craft workshops, exhibit tours, and more • Museum of Contemporary Art SB • Free • 11am-6pm Sa, 12/18. ESTUDIO DE REGALOS 2021 MERCADO EMERGENTE NAVIDEÑO • Compra productos

hechos a mano con talleres de artesanía, recorridos por exposiciones y más • Museum of Contemporary Art SB • Gratis • 11am6pm sábado, 12/18. MERMAID WATERCOLORS • Pop-up sale and show by Lisa Dov • SB Maritime Museum patio • 10am-5pm Su, 12/19. ACUARELAS DE SIRENA • Venta emergente y espectáculo de Lisa Dov • Patio de SB Maritime Museum • 10am-5pm domingo, 12/19. SEA GLASS & OCEAN ARTS POP-UP SHOW & SALE

• Featuring works by Sea Glass and Ocean Arts Festival • SB Maritime Museum patio • Free admission •10am-4pm Sa, 12/18.

EXPOSICIÓN Y VENTA EMERGENTES DE SEA GLASS & OCEAN ARTS • Con obras de Sea Glass y

INSPIRE POP-UP • Shop art, handmade items with music and food • WorkZones, 351 Paseo Nuevo, second floor • Free admission •HYPERLINK “http://www.inspirepopup. com/”www.inspirepopup.com • 5:30-8pm Mo, 12/20. POP-UP DE INSPIRA • Compra arte, artículos hechos a mano con música y comida • WorkZones, 351 Paseo Nuevo, segundo piso • Entrada gratuita • www.inspirepopup.com • 5:30-8pm lunes, 12/20.

Silo118 Reopens and Presents A New Exhibition

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HE FUNK ZONE’S OLD GRAIN SILO, converted into an Art Gallery called Silo118, has reopened and begun programing and curating new exhibitions. “We recently held a book signing for one of our featured artists, Patricia Houghton Clarke and we have two artists that are currently showing at Silo118 who have works in the Music Academy of the West’s online Auction, which will end on Dec. 18th,” stated curator Bonnie Rubenstein. Silo118 has also designed a “Kids Corner”

By Douglas Dafoe, at the MAW Auction

WINTER GIFT-GIVING FINE ART WORKSHOP

• For children ages 5-12 • Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden St • $50, scholarships available • Email foundcre8@gmail.com •10am-12pm Tu, 12/21. TALLER DE BELLAS ARTES PARA REGALAR EN INVIERNO • Para niños de 5 a 12 años •

Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden Street • $50, becas disponibles • Envía un correo electrónico a foundcre8@gmail.com • 10am-12pm martes, 12/21.

Ocean Arts Festival • Patio del SB Maritime Museum • Entrada gratuita •10am-4pm sábado, 12/18.

By Dorothy Churchill-Johnson, at the MAW Auction

Art | Arte SB MUSEUM OF ART: Highlights of American Art; Portrait of Mexico Today; Important Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection: New Selections; Mediated Nature; Contemporary Gallery - Ongoing; Fire, Metal, Monument: Bronze - Jan 9; In the Meanwhile - Jan 30; • Tu – Su, 11 –5; Thu, 11-8 • www. sbma.net • 805-963-4364 SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: What’s in our Drawers? ~ Mar 31 • Wed-Sun 10-5 • 805-682-4711•

www.sbnature.org • (The Sea Center is closed through Spring 2022 • some exhibitions now at Natural History Campus) SILO 118: Blaze, Lapalma, Foley & Foley, Patrick • Now re-opened! • 118 Gray St • 12-5 Th-Sa or by appt • www.silo118.com SULLIVAN GOSS: AN AMERICAN GALLERY: Inga Guzyte: Young Sparrows; Nathan Huff: Almost Here ~ Dec 27; 100 Grand ~ Jan 24 • 11 E Anapamu St • 805-730-1460 • www.sullivangoss.com

which was created to give children the experience of visiting an art gallery. “We have a kid size table and chair designed by Gregg Fleishman in the gallery,” stated Rubenstein. Fleishman is an award winning, Los Angeles architect, designer, artist, and inventor, whose works are largely informed by geometry and functionality. The Kids corner also includes puppets, creatures, and wall art. Artists currently exhibiting in the gallery: Enrique Avilez; Michael Blaha; Blaze; Dorothy ChurchillJohnson; Alonzo Davis; Doug Dafoe; Sheryl Denbo; Pausha and Christopher Foley; Stephen Holland; Martin Lapalma; Karen Lehrer; and Gerald Patrick.

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SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE: Art Of The Western Saddle; Tales From Mattei’s Tavern • 3596 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez • Sa, Su 12-4 • 805-688-7889 • www.santaynezmuseum.org THOMAS REYNOLDS GALLERY: The Art of California • Th-Sat 12-5 & By Appt • www.thomasreynolds.com

Dorothy Churchill-Johnson

UCSB LIBRARY: A Call to Action: Documenting Santa Barbara’s Art & Activism ~ Jun 24 (Special Collections); Art of Science 2020 ~ Dec 31 in the Learning Commons; The Creative Edge of Collecting ~ Dec 10 • www.library.ucsb.edu WATERHOUSE GALLERY: Notable CA and National Artists • La Arcada Ct, 1114 State St, #9 • 11-5 Mon-Sat, 12-4 Sun • 805-9628885 • www.waterhousegallery.com

WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART: Academic, Barbizon, and Impressionist Artists: Highlights from the Permanent Collection ~ Dec 18 • 805-565-6162 • M-F 10-4 • www.westmont.edu/museum WILDLING MUSEUM: Close to Home, Three Printmakers: Claudia Borfiga, Karen Schroeder, and Sara Woodburn ~ Feb 22 • 1511 B Mission Dr, Solvang • www.wildlingmuseum.org

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