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www.VoiceSB.com AKA: CASA Magazine Friday, December 20, 2019

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Revels

The Christmas Revels: A Venetian Celebration of Winter Solstice

Art

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Photography by Jack Hems

An exhibition of work by Tatsuo Miyajima will open December 22nd at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

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Nutcracker at the Arlington reviewed by Daniel Kepl

In This Issue

“We are saving lots of money and we made a decision that really impacts the environment positively.” – Joy and Gilbert Robledo, Solarize Santa Barbara

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Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 10, 17 The Ticket: SB Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 Open House Invitations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Amy Katz: New on State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Destination ART. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-21

Movies & Theatre... 8

Supervisor Das Williams speaks at an impeachment rally at the Courthouse Sunken Gardens 10

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Local Interest Rates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Photo by Amy Katz

Classifieds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19

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Beverley Jackson: Mixing Yesterday & Today. . 16 Harlan Green: Economic Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

New Businesses on State Street by Amy Katz

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Brad Pitt to receive the Maltin Modern Master Award at SBIFF 8

An Interview with Photo by Matt Perko, Courtesy of Community Environmental Council

Photo by Fritz Olenberger

Review

EDC

In response to the call to environmental action, VOICE Magazine will begin the New Year with a series of articles that pivot toward responsiveness to environmental issues by asking local organizations to share their successes, perspectives, and goals. VOICE Magazine cover story see page

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Season’s Greetings!

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Local products for your consideration! 1. Youth Interactive’s classic “Santa Barbara Tee” comes in many colors for both Men and Women, a great stocking stuffer at $32 each. Youth Interactive Shop4Good @ 1219 State St. Open Saturday 10-6pm • 805.617.6421 2. The Art of Symeon Shimin by Tonia Shimin, dance artist and Professor Emerita at UCSB. $40. Hardbound with beautiful paintings in glossy plates on creamy paper, The Art of Symeon Shimin celebrates the powerful and evocative works of a master artist who illustrated over 50 children’s books, and whose career included large scale Hollywood film posters, including the original poster for Gone with the Wind. www.amazon.com 3. “Citrus Bags” at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 East De la Guerra, Santa Barbara; 805-966-1601. $20. 4. Treat yourself to a gift of Sculpture for the Holidays. Marble, Alabaster, Limestone Sculpture by Kerry Methner • $699-$6,000 • 805-570-2011, www.TheTouchofStone.com

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5. Harvested in Solvang this past October, the “2019 Santa Inés Mission Mills Olio Nuovo olive oil” is available for purchase at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park or at Casa de la Guerra • Laine Martens • laine@sbthp.org • 805-965-0093

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6. “Native Essence Candle” at The Botanic Garden Garden Shop, $28. The Native Essence scent was created specifically for the Garden in collaboration with Jennifer De Nunzio’s One Last Glass, a local candle company. Open 9–5pm daily • www.sbbg.org

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Our Our Resolution Resolution to to Take Take the the Climate Climate Crisis Crisis and and Environmental Environmental Stewardship Stewardship Seriously Seriously

Ringing in the New Year Responsibly microgrids and electric vehicle charging infrastructure (EVCI) at schools throughout the District. The project will involve 21 schools. The microgrids will feature solar and energy storage that can provide long-duration resilience, along with EVCI that supports District staff and students during the day — and provides overnight charging options for neighbors who have challenges installing

By Mark Whitehurst and Kerry Methner / VOICE

Photo by Katie Davis Koehn, Courtesy of EDC

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ITH SANTA BARBARA MOVING INTO 2020 with weekly student strikes for climate change, new micro power grids forming, and multiple calls to move local involvement to new levels of action and awareness regarding environmental needs, hundreds of scientists around the world are calling for civil disobedience to support action regarding the climate crisis. Lowering carbon emissions is in focus and solar power grids are being installed by both the Santa Barbara Unified School District and in Montecito by way of collaborations, according to the World Business Academy, who published an announcement about advances being made. Recently, a micro-grid initiative by the Santa Barbara Unified School District was unanimously approved for work in collaboration with the Clean Coalition, a nonprofit organization, and Sage Energy Consulting. The plan is to stage solar-driven

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electric vehicle chargers where they live, according to a December 18th announcement. The World Business Academy, also in partnership with Clean Coalition, has been building support for the Montecito Community Microgrid Initiative (MCMI), a project featuring three “behind-the-meter” critical facility microgrids to be located at the Montecito Fire District, Montecito Water 93103ForSale.com District, and Montecito Union School in Montecito’s Upper Village. THIS 1916 The MFD microgrid design is almost Education and beach clean up can happen CRAFTSMAN together finalized and pending approval; The MWD microgrid design is underway, and on through education,BUNGALOW advocacy, and has legalbeen action.” enlarged, updated, and November 20th, the MUS District issued a That focus is divided between The Santa The Farrell Team is absolutely Request for Proposals to build solar parking Barbara Channel, Clean Water, charming. Open Space Jeff Farrell A second floor was they canopies and rooftop systems at MUS that and Wildlife, and Climate and Energy, 805.565.8839 added to accommodate include electrical staging for electric vehicle have a history of collaboration and support. jfarrell@coldwellbanker.com the very nice, modern charging infrastructure, it was announced The EDC has been using their powerful CalBRE# 00810993 master bedroom suite, earlier this month. To help cover initial capital tools of collaboration, education, and litigation and the detached costs and secure a finance partner for Marco the three Farrell since 1977, so what they’ve shared are just projects, the World Business Academy805.455.5362 has some of their most studio recent with winshalf andbath goals. offers a multitude of raised $749,617 as part of a local philanthropic have2fish@gmail.com VOICE: What did EDC accomplish in 2019 toward uses. Homes on this resilience fund. CalBRE# 01330554 being an active steward of environment health? unique picturesque and ~~~ Environmental Defence Center: much of Christy Jacobs charming lane So seldom The first local non-profit to respond EDC’s work can be described as stewardship 805.452-5569 come on the market. to VOICE’s inquiry about their work was of good environmental health. Specifically, the Environmental Defense Center, inchristyj526@gmail.com the Offered at $1,595,000 in a time of climate change, ensuring clean CalBRE# # 02065445 person of Besty Weber, Assistant Director. for drinking, for wildlife, and for The property information herein is derived from variouswater sources that may include, but not be limited to, county records andlocal the Multiple (www.environmentaldefensecenter.org) The Listing Service, and it may include approximations. Although the information is believed to be accurate, it is not warranted and you should agriculture is critical for environmental health, not rely upon and it without personal verification. Center’s focus is to “protect enhance the Real estate agents affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage are independent contractor sales associates, not employees. ©2019 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker environment of California’s southfully central Residential Brokerage supports coast the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Owned by a subsidiary of Courtesy of EDC

Editors Note: In response to the call to environmental action, VOICE Magazine will begin the New Year with a series of articles that pivot toward responsiveness to environmental issues by asking local organizations to share their successes, perspectives, and goals.

NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker and the Coldwell Banker Logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Continued on page 5 - Locally and Globally

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and more important than ever. In 2019, EDC has been very proud of several of our key accomplishments which made major strides toward ensuring clean water both onshore and off our coast. EDC secured a successful settlement against Pacific Coast Energy Company (PCEC) requiring the oil company to reduce polluted stormwater runoff from their Orcutt Hill oil field. Representing Los Padres ForestWatch, we also secured an agreement with the U.S. Forest Service requiring a temporary ban on target shooting in the Los Padres National Forest. So much of the time, target shooting has been taking place near waterways and public trails and these activities can cause serious problems for humans and animal health. We also led a series of creek cleanups in Goleta, removing more than 6,000 lbs of trash before winter storms could have washed it downstream and

into the ocean. Finally, representing Santa Barbara Channelkeeper and EDC members, we successfully kept in place a hard-fought moratorium on fracking and acidizing that was taking place from oil platforms off our coast. VOICE: What is an immediate goal for 2020 that the EDC will be working on?

EDC: One of EDC’s priority goals for 2020 is to protect our communities, our clean air and water, and our climate from irresponsible oil drilling. EDC and our clients will be working both on and offshore to prevent a massive escalation of dirty fuel extraction and the many dangers such projects bring. In the coming months we will be working to prevent a tripling of onshore oil production in Santa Barbara County, fighting an ExxonMobil plan to restart offshore oil drilling and then truck oil through local roads for up to seven years, continuing our multi-year effort to prevent fracking and acidizing from existing oil platforms in the Santa Barbara Channel, and fighting back against the Trump Administration’s ill-conceived plan to open Demand for paper is up as manufacturers turn our coastal waters to new drilling. to paper over plastic in response to consumer demand. Did you know that each ton of paper VOICE: Is there a long term goal that is emerging as important for the EDC? recycling saves 17 trees, 16,000 gallons of water, and 5500 pounds of carbon dioxide? EDC: As a nonprofit, public interest law #ditchplastic firm, EDC represents fellow nonprofit http://enewspaper.latimes.com/infinity/article_share.aspx organizations in their efforts to ensure clean water, to preserve open space and

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wildlife, to protect the Santa Barbara Channel, and to take action on issues around climate change and energy production. All these issue areas are central to our work; however, it is undeniable that global warming and the urgency of action to reduce carbon emissions and advance science-based, responsible, renewable energy is a significant priority. There is no question that climate change is already impacting our region. In recent years, we have seen prolonged droughts and a wildfire season that threatens forests and communities almost yearround.  The science is clear Platform Gail in the Santa Barbara Channel that in the coming years, California faces a future of Administration is rejecting science, empowering sea level rise, mass extinctions, severe impacts and emboldening the fossil fuel industry, and to food production, loss of snowmelt, and pressing for a major expansion of offshore oil ever-increasing threats to wildlife and human drilling. EDC is working to prevent major oil health. In order to have any hope of avoiding projects from moving forward and laying the some of the worst impacts of climate change, we groundwork for innovative renewable energy to have no choice but to reduce carbon emissions replace the dirty fuels of the past. immediately. Unfortunately, the Trump

The Changing Campus Forest

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C SANTA BARBARA IS HOME TO A DIVERSE POPULATION OF TREES, that thrive in Southern California’s Mediterranean climate — a continuing botanical effort that began with former chancellor Vernon Cheadle. Unfortunately, a number of trees, particularly the blue gum eucalyptus, are suffering from infirmity and old age. Planted as wind breaks roughly a century ago, when the campus was little more than farmland, many of the blue gums are past their prime and, in fact, represent a danger to the campus that grew up around them. “There is no question that the blue gums pose a hazard on campus due to their age and the erosion of their root structure,” said Bruce Tiffney, professor of plant paleobiology and interim dean of the College of Creative Studies. In fact, a representative from Associated Students leadership, On-Campus Senator Austin Foreman,

along with Marc Vukcevich the student representative on the campus’s Design and Review Committee, recently shared their concerns with Garry Mac Pherson, vice chancellor for administrative services. Foreman and Vukcevich support the University in creating a timeline for removing the trees in question, beginning with those nearest population centers, where they pose the greatest safety risk. Blue gums are also highly flammable, pointed out Joel Michaelsen, a professor emeritus in the geography department and an expert in fire ecology and climatology. “If a fire started on campus, they could be a hazard,” he said. “I think the risk from them shedding limbs or getting blown over is likely to be quite a bit larger, though.” Indeed, more than a few of the blue gums have fallen due to strong winds, according to Jon Cook, the associate director of grounds and custodial services, who is himself Photo courtesy UC Santa Barbara

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a certified arborist. In each case the downed tree bore signs of significant decay. “When the trees start to fall over, that’s a signal to us that we need to do something,” he said. That “something” is an effort to replace the unhealthy trees with a diverse assortment of new species. East African yellowwoods, Mongolian oaks, and “Princeton Sentry” ginkos, among many other trees, will soon grace campus. The planting locations and varieties of new trees were selected by the university’s landscape committee, a group of faculty, staff, and other members of the campus community who guide the school’s botanical decisions. “Many of these trees are excellent and will fill in and add both aesthetic color as well as teaching opportunities,” said Tiffney, who serves on the committee. That said, eucalyptus will continue to have a presence on campus. Some of the blue gums will be replaced with other species, such as lemon gums. “We will be planting quite a few of those in the medians along Mesa Road,” said Cook. Look for other eucalyptus to appear near the first-year residence halls on the east side of the lagoon. They’re

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UC Santa Barbara will replace ailing trees with a diverse collection of new species

Many of the campus’s blue gum eucalyptus trees fell victim to last winter’s storms

situated right in the middle of the campus’ Australian flora zone. The university has carried out extensive reviews of the eucalyptus and the wildlife that live in them. Cook led an arborist survey to detail the health of the trees, and Principal Planner Shari Hammond has coordinated wildlife surveys. Tall trees, like the elderly blue gums, provide excellent habitat for raptors, so the university conducted a survey specifically to assess the impact this project will have on the campus’s resident birds of prey. The findings were incorporated into decisions regarding the varieties, number, and location of new trees. Hammond has also overseen a more

general bird survey, which includes an on-site review of wildlife. This will be double checked immediately before each tree is taken down. “These trees absolutely are part of the history of the campus,” said Tiffney. “So, yes, we are losing something. On the other hand, I think it would be irresponsible not to take action and make sure that these particular trees do not pose a danger to the campus community.” Facilities will begin the project’s first phase in the coming months, while the timing of future phases is still being determined. Printed with permission of UCSB Office of Public Affairs and Communications


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Pre-Shabbat open play time • Bronfman Family Comm Ctr, 524 Chapala St • 805-957-1115 • 10:30-Noon Fr. Babies 0-14 mo • Children’s area, Central Library • Free • 805-564-5603 • 10:30am Fr.

MUSIC & MOVEMENT CLASS to have their All parents are encouraged Ages • Faulkner Central Library • Free • 805-564-5603 child2-4car seatsGallery, inspected by safety experts, •as10:30am up toFr.80 percent of car seats are not properly installed. Santa Barbara Cottage DANCE Hospital Trauma Services and the California Highway will offer free, drive-up child CLARA INPatrol THE LAND OF SWEETS car seat on Saturday, December Inspire Dancechecks Santa Barbara’s Performing Groups • Center Stage 7th from to 2pm at the• 6pm Franklin Theater • $20 10am • www.centerstagetheater.org Fr, 12/20. Neighborhood SWING DANCESCenter, 1136 E. Montecito St. Registration is not citations Beginning lesson at 7:30 beforeneeded. the dance •No Carrillo Recreation will be issued, and there will be no driver • Center • $20 • 805-698-0832 • www.dancesantabarbara.com license checks. For more info 7:30pm 1st or and registration 3rd Fr. call 805-569-7478.

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With Sierra Noland. For community health care professionals and care givers • 334 S Patterson Avenue #120 • Free • www.recoveryroadmc.com • 12-1pm Fr. QIGONG/ TAI CHI ON THE BEACH

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

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JIM BRICKMAN: CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION ALASTAIR GREENEABAND

Best-selling piano •artist • Lobero Theatre • $46/$66 Ages 21+ • SOhO $12-$15 • www.sohosb.com • 8pm• www.lobero. Fr, 12/20. org • 8pm Fr, 11/29.

SOCIAL THE MAX MORLEY BAND All ages • SOhO • $5 •SIERRA www.sohosb.com 8pm Fr, 11/29. FRIDAY NIGHT CLUB•HIKES CLIENT Meet activeKARAOKE new people inNIGHT a healthy setting • Free • Meet at SB Ages 21+at•6pm The Tiburon Tavern, •3116 St • Free Mission • 805-770-7656 StartsState 6:15pm Fr. • 805-682-8100 • 7:30-9:30pm Fr, 11/29.

SPANISH CONVERSATION GROUP WEST your COAST Practice SpanishCHAMBER speaking skillsORCHESTRA & learn new vocab • Montecito

Mozart: The London • 1st Congregational Church, Lib, Community HallConnection • Free • 805-969-6063 • 1:30-2:30pm Fr. 2101 State St • Free • www.cieloperformingarts.org • 7pm Fr, 11/29.

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PHOTOS WITH SANTA SALTHIKES FRIDAY NIGHT SIERRA@CLUB

With Apple & Coco • Salt, 740 State• StFree • Free • 805-963Meet Hot active newCider people in a healthy setting • Meet at SB 7258 • 5-7pm Mo, 12/20 &•12/23. Mission at 6pmFr•&805-770-7656 Starts 6:15pm Fr. FELIPE ESPARZA

SPECIAL Bad Hombre Tour •EVENTS Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Highway 246,

PUBLIC VIEWING OF THE STARS LET IT SNOW - NIGHTLY SNOWFALL SHOWS

DROP-IN OPEN PLAY W/ YOUR CHILD

BABY MUSIC & MOVEMENT CLASS

YOGA AND STRESS MANAGEMENT

Holiday cheer, cookies, cider, music and colorful lights • Cachuma 29TH ANNUAL LIVING• 5:30pm NATIVITY Lake • Free • www.sbparks.org Fr, 11/29. A re-creation of the Holy Night with live camels, sheep, donkeys and SANTA VISITS & PHOTOS goats • First United Methodist Church of SB, 305 E Anapamu St • Paseo Center Court, 651 Paseo Nuevo • Photos available for Free • Nuevo www.fumcsb.org • 5:30-7:30pm Fr-Su, 12/20-12/22. purchase • https://paseonuevoshopping.com • Through 12/24.

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lleven a inspeccionar los RETREAT asientosINTRO de VAJRASATTVA PURIFICATION para niños por expertos Withseguridad Kadam Keli Vaughan • Mahakankala Buddhist Ctr, 508 en seguridad, ya que hasta el 80 por• 7Brinkerhoff Av • $15 • www.meditationinsantabarbara.org ciento 8:30pm Fr, 12/20.de los asientos de seguridad no están instalados correctamente. GRIEF WALK & TALK El Servicio de Trauma del Hospital Easy-paced walking group. Presented by Visiting Nurse & Hospice Cottage de Santa Barbara y la Care • Call Dairine Pearson for location: 805-690-6201 • Free • Patrulla de Carreteras de California www.vnhcsb.org • 10-11am Fr. ofrecerán inspecciones gratuitas para HEARING VOICES SUPPORT GROUP el asiento de seguridad para niños A safeelspace for people7 tode comediciembre together, connect, share their sábado, deand 10am experiences • Independent Living Resource Center, 423 West Victoria a 2pm en el Franklin Neighborhood St • Free • Call to1136 confirm:E.805-450-1994 • 10:30-11:30am Fr. Center, Montecito St. No es necesario registrarse. FOUNDATION PROGRAM No se darán multas, y no habrá chequeo Meditation study program • Mahakankala Buddhist Ctr,de 508 Brinkerhoff conducir ni de Av • licencias $75 Membershipde • 805-563-6000 • 7-9pm, Tu, Fr.matricula de vehículos. Para obtener más información, llama al 805-569-7478.

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Ages 21+ • SOhO • $16/$20 • www.sohosb.com • 9pm Sa, 11/30. MINI ELF MAKING LIVE HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT

With Art From Cota schedule: St. • $8 • https:// PaseoLaura Nuevo,Denny 651 •Paseo NuevoScrap, • Free302• ECheck https:// exploreecology.org • 10am-12pm Sa, 12/21. paseonuevoshopping.com • 11/30-12/24. EXPLORATION STATIONS MUSIC AT THE PLAZA

TREE LIGHTING AT CACHUMA LAKE Santa Ynez • $19-$59 CEREMONY • www.chumashcasino.com • 8pm Fr, 12/20.

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Tune, Duncan Johnstone, O Come O Come Emmanuel & More • El Presidio • $36.50 • www.sbthp.org • 7:30pm Sa & 4pm Su, 11/30 & 12/1.

Westmont Observatory • Free • 805-565-6272 • 7:30pm 3rd Fr. Paseo Nuevo Center Court, 651 Paseo Nuevo • Free • https:// CASA DEL HERRERO paseonuevoshopping.com • 6 &HOLIDAY 7pm ThroughTOURS 12/31. Docent-led tour enhanced by festiveMARKET holiday decor • 1387 East Valley MONTECITO FARMERS Rd • www.casadelherrero.com/tours • Through 12/21. • 1100• $30 & 1200 blocks of Coast Village Rd • Free • 805-962-5354 TWILIGHT 8-11:15am Fr. HOLIDAY MARKET Artisan vendors, live music, food, refreshments, & an outdoor beer & wine garden • De La Guerra Plaza • Free • www. TwilightHolidayMarket.com • 4-10pm Mo-Sa & 12-6pm Su, Through 12/23.

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LIVE HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT EXPLORATION STATIONS

Paseo Nuevo play • Freeand• Check schedule:• Central https:// ChildrenNuevo, 2-5 &651theirPaseo caregivers learn together paseonuevoshopping.com • Through 12/24. Library • Free • 805-564-5642 • 10:30am-12pm Sa. SANTA VISITS & PHOTOS CACHUMA LAKE JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM

Paseo Nuevo Center Court, • Photos available for Kids earn a badge & learn about651thePaseo naturalNuevo environment • Lake Cachuma purchase Through 12/24. Nature Ctr• •https://paseonuevoshopping.com $3+$10 parking • 805-688-4515 • •12:30-1:30pm Sa. LIFECHRONICLES GIFT WRAPPING STATION

DANCE Get all your holiday gifts wrapped for a minimum donation • Paseo WORLD DANCE FOR HUMANITY • Through 12/24. Nuevo Ctr Court • https://paseonuevoshopping.com

SB Dance Center, 127-A W Canon Perdido St • $10 • 805-966-5439 SNOW • 9-10:15amGLOBE Sa, Su. BAR Feat. sips, treats and delights from lead bartender George Piperis • Bring an unwrapped gift & receive Milk & Cookies for $1 • Kimpton HEALTH Canary, 31TIME W Carrillo St • www.FinchandForkRestaurant.com • GOOD YOGA, LEVEL 1-2 6-10pm Through 12/28.Hotel, 5650 Calle Real • Free • Info: All levelsWe-Sa, • Kimpton Goodland www.taniaisaac.com 9:30-10:30amSNOWFALL Sa. LET IT SNOW - •NIGHTLY SHOWS QIGONG/ TAI CHI Paseo Nuevo Center Court,ON 651 THE PaseoBEACH Nuevo • Free • https:// Easy stress reducing practices Balance12/31. & Harmony • Linden paseonuevoshopping.com • 6 to&restore 7pm Through City Beach, Carpinteria • $12-$18 • 805-705-3426 • www.QigongSB. SHINING LIGHT ON ABILITIES com • 9:15-10:15am Holiday light displaySa.• Hillside House, 1235 Veronica Springs Rd • Free • 805-687-4818 • & 5-10pm Through 12/31. LECTURES WORKSHOPS WINE EDUCATION EXPERIENCE MONTECITO FARMERS MARKET

60 wine blocks education & tasting experience Slone Wines, 1100min. & 1200 of Coast Village Rd • Free• Jamie • 805-962-5354 • 23 E8-11:15am De La Guerra Fr. St • $60$45 • RSVP 805-560-6555 • 11am-12pm Sa.

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FOLK ORCHESTRA OF SB - SCOTTISH

The Skye Boat Song (Outlander Theme), Scotland the Brave, The Sleeping

Children 2-5 &from theirvarious caregivers play and• learn Central• Live Music musicians La together Cumbre • Plaza Library • Free • 805-564-5642 • 10:30am-12pm Sa. www.shoplacumbre.com • Noon-3pm Sa. CACHUMA LAKE JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM

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

2-hour guided walking tours • $10 • Res: 805-965-6307 • 10am Sa (from City Hall Steps) & 10am Su (from Central Library). DANCE FUNK ZONE TOUR LED BY JOHN UMMEL THE NUTCRACKER

90 min tourby• Starts Ends atBallet palm with plaza,Gustafson across fromDance Hotel students Californian& Presented State&Street (36 • Free • RSVP OperaState SanSt)Luis Obispo GrandDate/Time: Orchestrawww.freewalkingtoursb.com. • Granada Theatre • $38-$106 • www.granadasb.org TOUR • 2 & 7:30pm & 2pm Su, 12/21 & 12/22. WATERFRONT LEDSaBY JOHN UMMEL 2-hourNUTCRACKER tour • From MaritimeTUTU MuseumSUITE (113 Harbor Way) to Visitor Ctr THE (1Presented Garden by St.)Goleta • Free •School RSVP Date/Time: of Ballet • www.freewalkingtoursb.com. Marjorie Luke Theatre • For CACHUMA LAKE NATURE/ WALK tickets: www.goletaschoolofballet.com 805-328-3823 • 1:30pm Sa, Half-mile 12/21. on Don Wimpress Nature Trail • Nature Ctr • Free/Parking is $10 • 805-688-4515 • 10-11:30am Sa. THE SATURDAY BALLET GROUP SHOWCASE

Feat. students ages 20’s-60’s. Reception to follow • The Dance Hub, SPECIAL EVENTS

22 E Victoria St • $10/$5 • www.dancehubsb.org 39TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY FAIRE • 4pm Sa, 12/21. Carpinteria Valley Historical 956 Maple Av • Free • www. WORLD DANCE FORMuseum, HUMANITY carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org 11/30. SB Dance Center, 127-A W Canon• 10am-3pm Perdido StSa, • $10 • 805-966-5439 • 9-10:15am Sa, Su.- A HOLIDAY MAKERS MARKET MOXI MRKT Shop handmade gifts + goods while also exploring the museum • HEALTH MOXI, 125 State St • Members Free / Included with admission for non-members (Free-$16) • www.moxi.org • 10am-5pm VAJRASATTVA PURIFICATION RETREATSa, 11/30. With Kadam Keli Vaughan • Mahakankala Buddhist Ctr, 508MARKET Brinkerhoff FOUR SEASONS TREE LIGHTING & NIGHT Av for carolers, membersmulled • www.meditationinsantabarbara.org Shop• $15/$40/ for gifts,Free enjoy wine, festive treats & photos• 9-5pm Sa &• 2-5:30pm Su, 12/21 12/22. 1260 Channel Dr • Free • with Santa Four Seasons - The &Biltmore, 805-969-2261 • 5:30pm Sa, 11/30. GOOD TIME YOGA, LEVEL 1-2 All levelsUP • Kimpton Goodland Hotel,&5650 CalleWITH Real • SANTA Free • Info: LIGHT THE HOLIDAYS VISIT www.taniaisaac.com Crafts, photos with• 9:30-10:30am Santa, music,Sa.holiday treats, and lighting ceremony • Goleta 5679 Hollister Ave QIGONG/ TAIValley CHICommunity ON THE Center, BEACH •Easy Freestress • 805-967-1237 • 4:30-7:30pm Sa, 11/30. reducing practices to restore Balance & Harmony • Linden SMALL SATURDAY BLOCK PARTY City Beach,BUSINESS Carpinteria • $12-$18 • 805-705-3426 • www.QigongSB. Get with local com familiar • 9:15-10:15am Sa. businesses. Event will include live music, games, and more • 00 block of W. Ortega St • Free • www. LECTURES & WORKSHOPS downtownsb.org/events/small-business-saturday • 12-5pm Sa, 11/30. MAKERS MARKET EXPERIENCE WINE EDUCATION

Shop localwine SB education artisans & makers. by Blissful • Paseo 60 min. & tastingPresented experience • JamieBoutiques Slone Wines, 23 Nuevo, De la Guerra Place at State St • Free • 10am-6pm Sa. FERNALD MANSION TOUR

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

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

Sunday, Dec. 1st

LECTURES & WORKSHOPS

GETTING DIRTY - HERBS FOR STRESS RELIEF

With Herbalist Emily Sanders • Faulkner Gallery, Central Library • Free • Register: 805-564-5621 • 2-4:30pm Su, 12/1.

DANCE

SB DANCE TRIBE

Gustafson Dance Studio • $15 • 805-403-3439 • 11am-1pm Su. WORLD DANCE FOR HUMANITY

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

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

Rudolph, a ballet based on the story by Robert L. May, will be presented by Gustafson Dance, featuring State Street Ballet Young Dancers at 2 & 6pm on Saturday, December 7th at the Lobero Theatre. Students aged two to 18 will tell the story of the misfit reindeer, Rudolph and other misfit characters. For tickets ($27/$16) visit www.lobero.org Featuring a rustic wooden stable with silent tableau of the Holy Family, angels, Rudolph, un ballet basado en la historiathe de annual Robert L.Living May,Nativity será presentado shepherds, Three Kings, and live animals, at the Firstpor United Gustafson Dance, con State Street Ballet Young Dancers a las 2 y el21st, sábado, Methodist Church of SB will come alive for three days on December6pm 20th, and 7 defrom diciembre en el Teatro Lobero.onsite, Los estudiantes dos a 18 contarán la 22nd 5:30-7:30pm. Free parking enter fromdeGarden St.añoswww.fumcsb.org historia del reno inadaptado, Rudolph y otros personajes inadaptados. Para boletos Con un establo rústico de madera con un cuadro silencioso de la Sagrada Familia, ($27/$16) visita www.lobero.org los ángeles, los pastores, los Reyes Magos y animales vivos, la Natividad Viviente anual en la First United Methodist Church of SB cobrará vida durante tres días, el 20, 21 y 22 de diciembre de 5:30 a 7:30pm. Habrá estacionamiento gratuito en el sitio, CELEBRATION OFentrada THE NATIVITY entra por la de la calle Garden. 564-5642 • 10:30-11:30am Mo. www.fumcsb.org Interfaith concert feat. Unity Choir, the Solvang & Goleta Ward HOMEWORK HELP

Choirs, various soloists & the San Marcos High School Madrigals • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2107 Santa Barbara St • Free • 6pm Su, 12/1. E De LaCASTILLO Guerra St • $60$45 THE TRIO• RSVP 805-560-6555 • 11am-12pm Sa. A wide variety of jazz during Bellini Brunch • Belmond El Encanto MUSIC • 11am-2pm Su. THE CHRISTMAS REVELS

OUTDOORS A Venetian Celebration of the Winter Solstice • Lobero Theatre • $12-$75 WEST WIND •PUBLIC MARKET • www.lobero.org 2:30 & 7:30pm Sa & 2:30pm Su, 12/21 & 12/22.

SB Swapmeet offers fresh produce, new & used goods, & food • 907 S. TARIQH AKONI & THE ALCAZAR ALL STARS Kellogg Ave • 805-967-4591 • $1.25 adults / Children Free • 7am-2pm Su. An evening of great music • Alcazar Theatre, 4916 Carpinteria Ave • GOLETA FARMERS MARKET $25-$50 • www.thealcazar.org • 7:30pm Sa, 12/21. Fresh produce & goods • Camino Real Marketplace, ANTHONY ZERBE: LIME CREEK 7004 Marketplace Dr • 805-962-5354 • Free •CHRISTMAS 10am-2pm Su. Spoken-word and music performance based on Joe Henry’s novel Lime Creek • Montecito Library • Free • 805-969-5063 • 2:30pm SOCIAL Sa, 12/21. ESL CONVERSATION GROUP English language learners practice with native speakers • Central Library Adult Literacy Ctr • Free • 805-564-5619 • 1:30pm Su.

SPECIAL EVENTS

HOSPICE OF SB LIGHT UP A LIFE CEREMONY

Hang a personalized star in memory of a loved one who has died or in honor of someone living • Lobero Theatre Esplanade • Free • www. lobero.org • 5pm Su, 12/1. PHOTOS WITH SANTA

Bring your own camera • Pet Photos - members only (9-10am) & Family Photos (10am-1:30pm) • SB Museum of Natural History • Free for members/Free with admission for Non members • www. sbnature.org • 9am-1:30pm Su, 12/1. 9TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE

Feat. 15 local artists and vendors, holiday treats, and entertainment • Wildling Museum, 1511 B Mission Dr, Solvang • Free • www. wildlingmuseum.org • 10am-4pm Su, 12/1. MY RELIGION IS LOVE

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Friday, Nov. 29th

Visit Paseo Nuevo Center Court for nightly LIBRARIES CLOSED snowfall shows as a flurry of CHILDREN & TEENS white snow falls DROP-IN OPEN PLAY W/ YOUR CHILD down on the Pre-Shabbat open play time • Bronfman Family Comm Ctr, Christmas tree, 524 Chapala St • 805-957-1115 • 10:30-Noon Fr. singing carolers, and shoppers. HEALTHSnowfall shows start promptly GRIEF WALK & TALK at 6pm walking and 7pm Easy-paced group. Presented by Visiting Nurse & Hospice through December (no805-690-6201 • Free • Care • Call Dairine Pearson for31st location: shows on Christmas www.vnhcsb.org • 10-11am Fr. Day). www.paseonuevoshopping. HEARING VOICES SUPPORT GROUP com/holiday

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Rumi Ed Ctr Study Group: learn about ancient teachings within Rumi’s poetry • Montecito Community Hall, 1469 E Valley Rd • $20 • Register: www.rumieducationalcenter.org • 2-4pm Su, 12/1. 32ND ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE TOY RUN

Rain or Shine • Starts at Santa Claus Ln (Carpinteria) & ends at SB Carriage Museum, 129 Castillo St • $30 Donation per Rider + New unwrapped toy for Pre-teens & Teens • Register: www.unityshoppe.org • 9am Su, 12/1.

HEALTH The Christmas Revels: A Venetian Celebration of the Winter Solstice, a joyous theatrical

MAKERS MARKET MEDITATION PEACE Italy, will be presented celebration FOR set inWORLD Renaissance by the Santa Barbara Revels on local SB artisans & makers. Presented by Blissful Boutiques • Paseo Buddhist teachings & meditations • 21st, Mahakankala Buddhist Ctr,7:30pm 508 Shop Saturday, December at 2:30 and and on Sunday, December 22nd, at Nuevo, De la Guerra Place at State St • Free • 10am-6pm Su. Brinkerhoff $10 • 805-563-6000 • 10:30-11:45am 2:30pmAvin• the Lobero Theatre. For Su. tickets ($12-$75) visit www.lobero.org MUSIC ON THERevels: PATIO -Una HOLIDAY HORNS veneciana del solsticio de invierno, una alegre Christmas celebración

Monday, Dec. 2nd

Live celebración Oak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 820 N. Fairview teatral ambientada en Ave la Italia renacentista, será presentada por • FreeSanta • www.liveoakgoleta.org • 11:30am-12:15pm Su, 12/1.21 de diciembre a las 2:30 y 7:30pm y el domingo, Barbara Revels el sábado,

& TEENS DRAG BRUNCH HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR! 22 de diciembre, a las 2:30pm en el TeatroCHILDREN Lobero. Para boletos ($12-$75) visita EXPLORATION STATIONS Ageswww.lobero.org 18+ • SOhO • SOLD OUT • www.sohosb.com • Su, 12/1.

For children 2-5 and their caregivers • Central Library • Free • 805-

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Trained volunteers assist students • Central Library • Free • 805-5645603 • 3:30-6:30pm Mo / 2:30-5:30pm We. CORNERSTONE DANCE Ages 21+ • SOhO • $15 • www.sohosb.com • 9pm Sa, 12/21.BALLET THE DANCE HUB - INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED With • The Dance 22 E Victoria St • $18 • TINYSusan TOTSManchak CONCERT ANDHub, SANTA PARTY

www.adam-bsb.org • 10-11:30am, Mo.to follow • Rubicon Theatre, Feat. Broadway Juniors & reception YOUTH AERIAL Ventura • $20/$10, bringDANCE a canned good or toy and get one free ticket SB Dance Center, 127-A• 10am W Canon Perdido St • $12-$190 • • www.rubicontheatre.org Sa, 12/21. 805.966.1409 • 4-5pm Mo & We. MUSIC AT THE PLAZA ZUMBA Live MusicWITH from JOSETTE various musicians • La Cumbre Plaza •

Carrillo Ballroom, 100 E •Carrillo St • $15-150 www.shoplacumbre.com Noon-3pm Sa. • www.josettetkacik. com • 5:30pm Mo-Fr & 11:15am Sa.

OUTDOORS HEALTH

ARCHITECTURAL WALKING TOURS JOYFUL CHAIR YOGA

2-hour guided tours • $10 Res:32805-965-6307 • 10am Sa Customized yogawalking • Santa Barbara Yoga•Ctr, East Micheltorena St • $13 (from Hall Steps) & 10am Su (from Central • Info: City www.taniaisaac.com • 10:45am-Noon Mo. Library). FUNK ZONE TOUR BY JOHN UMMEL MEDITATION WITHLED LILAN

90 min tour StartsN Fairview & Ends atAv palm• Free plaza,• 805-964-7878 across from Hotel Californian Goleta Lib, •500 • 2:30pm Mo. (36 StateYOGA St) • Free • RSVP Date/Time: www.freewalkingtoursb.com. EASY WATERFRONT LEDBaral BY JOHN Easy Yoga for all agesTOUR with Carole • BronfmanUMMEL Family Jewish 2-hour524tour • FromStMaritime Museum (113 Harbor Way) toMo.Visitor Ctr Ctr, Chapala • Free • 805-957-1115 • 12:30-2pm (1SUNSET Garden St.)TAI • Free • RSVP www.freewalkingtoursb.com. CHI ONDate/Time: THE BEACH Easy stress reducing practices to restore Balance and Harmony CACHUMA LAKE NATURE WALK •Half-mile Linden onCity Carpinteria • $12-$18 • 805-705-3426, DonBeach, Wimpress Nature Trail • Nature Ctr • Free/Parking www.QigongSB.com Mo. is $10 • 805-688-4515••4:15-5:15pm 10-11:30am Sa. HEARING VOICES SUPPORT GROUP

SPECIAL Based on an ethos ofEVENTS self-help, mutual respect, and empathy • Mental Wellness Ctr, 617NOMAD Garden St • Free • 805-884-8440 • 6-7pm Mo. LAUGHING COMEDY Feat. Xander Beltran& &HEARING others • Community Arts Workshop, 631 GLAUCOMA SCREENING GardenHosp. St • $75+ fees • www.sbcaw.org/events • 7pm Sa, 12/21.Mo. Cottage MacDougall Eye Ctr • Free • 805-569-8264 • 11am-1pm MAKERS MUSICMARKET

Shop local SB artisans & makers. Presented by Blissful Boutiques • Paseo UCSB CHAMBER ORCHESTRA & CHAMBER PLAYERS Nuevo, De la Guerra Place at State St • Free • 10am-6pm Sa. Evening of orchestral masterpieces • UCSB Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall • FERNALD MANSION TOUR • 7:30-9:30pm Mo, 12/2. Free-$10 • https://music.ucsb.edu/news/event/1922 Groups of 5 or more. Presented the SB Historical Museum • 414 MONDAY NIGHT JAZZbyJAM W St ••Free-$10 • 805-966-1601• 7:30pm • 11am-Noon Sa. AllMontecito ages • SOhO $8 • www.sohosb.com Mo, 12/2. SB & COTA ST. FARMERS MARKET

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

Sunday, Dec. 22nd

SB BOTANIC GARDEN VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION

W/ Kathy Castaneda • SB Botanic Garden Blaksley Library • Free • www.sbbg.org • 5-6:30pm 1st Mo. LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE

DANCE Beginners, intermed, advanced • SB Bridge Ctr, 2255 Las Positas Rd • $15 Schedule/info: 805-687-1777 • www.sbbridge.org • 7-9pm Mo. SB •DANCE TRIBE SCRABBLE LEVELS • 11am-1pm Su. Gustafson DanceFUN StudioFOR • $15 ALL • 805-403-3439 Fun for all ages • Davis Ctr, De La Vina St & Victoria St • Free • 805-897-2568 • 1:30pm Mo.


SB TICKET

EASY YOGA

SOCIAL

SUNSET TAI CHI ON THE BEACH

WORLD DANCE FOR HUMANITY

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

Night lawn bowling lessons & play • Spencer Adams Park, 1216 De la Vina St • Free • 805-636-9748 • 5:30pm Tu & Th.

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

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

HEALTH THE GREATEST GIFT YOU CAN GIVE!

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

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

MUSIC CURLY & COMPANY

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

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

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

TWILIGHT BOWLING UNDER THE LIGHTS

SCHMOOZE ROOM CAFE

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

HEARING VOICES SUPPORT GROUP

BILLIARDS CLUB

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

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

GLAUCOMA & HEARING SCREENING

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

SOCIAL

Four courses of festive menu items by Chef Denizot • Belmond El Encanto • $125/$60 • www.belmond.com/ElEncanto • 4-9:30pm Tu & We, 12/24 & 12/25.

CHRISTMAS DINNER

LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE

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

SANTA YNEZ VALLEY ELECTRONIC RECYCLING

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

Wednesday, Dec. 25th

SCRABBLE FUN FOR ALL LEVELS

Fun for all ages • Davis Ctr, De La Vina St & Victoria St • Free • 805-897-2568 • 1:30pm Mo. CONNECTIONS - GOLETA

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

CHRISTMAS DAY

Events might be affected due to Holiday

DANCE

CONNECTIONS - MONTECITO

OUTDOORS

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

WEST WIND PUBLIC MARKET

ITALIAN CONVERSATION GROUP: PARLIAMO

GOLETA FARMERS MARKET

COMEDY CLUB

DIABETES CONSULTATION

SOCIAL

SPECIAL EVENTS

HEART SMART LECTURE SERIES

ESL CONVERSATION GROUP

CHRISTMAS & CLASSICS : BRYAN TARI & FRIENDS

A variety show for the whole family • Lobero Theatre • $15-$50 • www.lobero.org • 7pm Mo, 12/23.

APHASIA RECOVERY GROUP

SB Swapmeet offers fresh produce, new & used goods, & food • 907 S. Kellogg Ave • 805-967-4591 • $1.25 adults / Children Free • 7am-2pm Su. Fresh produce & goods • Camino Real Marketplace, 7004 Marketplace Dr • 805-962-5354 • Free • 10am-2pm Su.

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

SPECIAL EVENTS MONTECITO COUNTRY MART PHOTOS WITH SANTA

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

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

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

Bronfman Family Jewish Community Ctr, 524 Chapala St • Free • 805-957-1117 • 4:15pm Mo.

SB Cottage Hosp • Free • 805-569-7201 • 10-11am We. Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital • $15 • 805-569-8900 x 82402 • 12:15-1pm We.

SB ELECTRONIC RECYCLING

SOCIAL

South Coast Recycling & Transfer Station, 4430 Calle Real • Free • 805-681-4345 • 7am-5pm Mo-Sa.

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

SWEAT SB FITNESS LUNCHTIME FITNESS

OPEN CHESS PLAY

45-min classes taught by rockstar instructors and trainers • Carrillo Rec Center, 100 E Carrillo St • $12-$79 • sweatsbfitness@gmail.com • 12:05-12:50pm Mo, We, & Fr.

THE DANCE HUB - INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED BALLET

DANCE

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

HEALTH JOYFUL CHAIR YOGA

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

LACORE LATIN DANCE FITNESS CLASS

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

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

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

HEALTH SPEECH & MOVEMENT ENHANCEMENT

Cottage Rehab Hosp • $15 • 805-569-8999 • 10-11am Th.

Support Group • Hospice of SB, 2050 Alameda Padre Serra #100 • Free w/ registration • 805-563-8820 • Evening, 2nd & 4th Tu. UNPLUGGED | MINDFULNESS MEDITATIONS

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

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

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

CAPOEIRA CLASS

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

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

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

MUSIC KARAOKE NIGHT

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

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

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

SOCIAL BINGO AT SB ELKS LODGE

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

THE RUNDOWN

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

Friday, Dec. 27th Inspired by European-style holiday markets and featuring one-of-a-kind treasures from 70+ local artisans, the “Twilight Holiday Market” at De La Guerra Plaza has something for everyone. The Market, open through Dec. 23rd also offers live music, food and refreshments, as well as an outdoor beer and wine garden. Hours are Mon-Sat from 4pm to 10pm, and noon to 6pm on Sundays. https://santabarbaratradingpost.com Inspirado en los mercados festivos de estilo europeo y con tesoros únicos por más de 70 artesanos locales, el mercado “Twilight Holiday Market” en De La Guerra Plaza tiene algo para todos. El mercado, abierto hasta el 23 de diciembre, también ofrece música en vivo, comida y refrescos, así como un jardín de cerveza y vino al aire libre. El horario es de lunes a sábado de 4 a 10pm y los domingos de mediodía a 6pm. https://santabarbaratradingpost.com

DANCE

BALLROOM DANCE

Carrillo Ballroom, 100 E Carrillo St • $10 • 805-897-2519 • 7pm lesson, 8-10pm social dancing, 4th Fr.

MUSIC THE DTEASE W/ THE GROWNUPS

Ages 21+ • SOhO • $8 • www.sohosb.com • 9pm Fr, 12/27.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Saturday, Dec. 28th DANCE

OPEN HOUSE INVITATIONS www.VoiceSB.com

LUNCHTIME GUIDED MEDITATION

Santa Barbara Ghost Tours

THURSDAY FLEA MARKET

SPORTS

HAVE CHALLENGES IN YOUR LIFE?

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

OUTDOORS

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

ADULT AERIAL DANCE

HEALING THE LOSS OF A LOVED ONE

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

LGBTQ YOUTH GROUP

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

HEALTH

FOLK ORCHESTRA OF SANTA BARBARA

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

ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE

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

MUSIC

CONNECTIONS - GOLETA

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ZUMBA WITH JOSETTE

DANCE

CHRISTMAS EVE

DANCE

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

Thursday, Dec. 26th ADULT AERIAL DANCE

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SPORTS

Events might be affected due to Holiday

YOUTH AERIAL DANCE

El pianista y compositor Bryan Tari presentará una agradable velada de navideños favoritos y obras clásicas y populares el lunes, 23 de diciembre a las 7pm en el Teatro Lobero. Los invitados especiales incluyen al Maestro de ceremonias y solista, Doug Giordani, Santa (en la batería), SB Piano Boys, la finalista de Teen Star 2018 McKenna Gemberling, y otros. Para boletos ($15-$50) visita www.lobero.org

Erik Hoffman & Bayou Seco • Carrillo Ballroom, 100 E Carrillo St • Free • www.sbcds.org • 6:30-9:30pm We, 12/25.

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

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Pianist and composer Bryan Tari will present an enjoyable evening of Christmas favorites and classic and popular showpieces on Monday, December 23rd, at 7pm at the Lobero Theatre. Special guests include Emcee and Soloist, Doug Giordani, Santa (on drums), SB Piano Boys, 2018 Teen Star finalist McKenna Gemberling, and others. For tickets ($15-$50) visit www.lobero.org

XMAS DAY CONTRA DANCE

Monday, Dec. 23rd Tuesday, Dec. 24th With Susan Manchak • The Dance Hub, 22 E Victoria St • $18 • www.adam-bsb.org • 10-11:30am, Mo.

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SBIFF’s Maltin Modern Master Award To Honor Brad Pitt

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White Christmas Sing - A-Long: Sing-along to the classic film with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and the film’s remastered soundtrack • $7 • www.thealcazar.org • The Alcazar Theatre, 7-9:30pm Fr, 12/20. The Farewell: Friday Matinee presented by the Public Library • Free • www.sbplibrary.org • Faulkner Gallery, Central Lib, 2-4pm Fr, 12/20. The Grinch: Family Movie presented by the Public Library • Free • www.sbplibrary.org • Children’s Area - Island Rm, Central Lib, 2-4pm Sa, 12/21. Bad Santa: 4K Restoration • $6-$10 • https://sbiffriviera. com • SBIFF Riviera Theatre, 2044 Alameda Padre Serra, 9pm Fr & Sa, 12/20 & 12/21.

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Community Arts Music Association: Masterseries

Violinist Pamela Frank plays Bach: nothing PC about this performance!

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OMMUNITY ARTS MUSIC ASSOCIATION’S CENTENNIAL SEASON CONTINUED on December 11th in Santa Barbara’s historic Lobero Theatre with another of its Masterseries chamber music recitals sponsored by the Esperia Foundation. Violinist Pamela Frank and pianist Stephen Prutsman, who was subbing for an indisposed Peter Serkin, presented the complete set of six Sonatas for Violin and Keyboard by Johann Sebastian Bach. For intelligent artistic reasons, the sonatas were performed on modern instruments, enabling a clearer hearing of the fascinating, but not accidental, harmonic anomalies in the scores. A full house honored the duo with rapt attention and hearty applause. Pamela Frank is professor of violin at the Curtis Institute of Music. In addition to her broad international career as a guest soloist with major orchestras, Frank coaches promising young violinists during the summers at the Tanglewood, Ravinia, Verbier and Caramoor Center for the Arts Festivals. A Los Angeles native, pianist Stephen Prutsman is comfortable playing music from diverse cultures and languages including jazz and classical idioms. Recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant in the early 1990s and winner of a host of major international piano competitions, Prutsman is comfortable in small clubs as well as the great concert halls of the world. Composed when Bach was in his 30s (1720-1723) the six Sonatas for Violin and Keyboard are unique not only for their several harmonic and cadential eccentricities, but also because they are seldom performed at all. As a lifelong music lover, I discovered within the first few bars of the concert’s opening Sonata No. 2 in A Major, BWV 1015 that I had never heard the piece before! With the possible exception of the Sonata No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1024 the six were completely unknown to me. While a respectful level of period performance practice was observed by Frank and Prutsman, the sonatas when performed on modern instruments invite a robust exploration of Bach’s sometimes unusual harmonic turns and cadential twists; the “odd” chords and progressions can be heard clearly when played on the modern piano and violin. The four movements of the Sonata No. 2 gave fair notice - the audience takeaway for the night would be exhilarating. Frank’s beautifully round, widely colored, and flat-out romantically expressive playing matched perfectly Prutsman’s encyclopedic skills as a collaborator. The pianist’s occasional improvisatory fancies lent discreet spice to his already wellorganized period embellishments and his jaw-dropping Pianist Stephen Prutsman

array of keyboard colors and terraced dynamics abetted the magical rapport the two established and enjoyed throughout the evening. The remainder of the first half of the program consisted of the Sonata No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1018 – the first movement Largo being particularly memorable for Frank’s rich tone, while the last movement Vivace thrilled on account of its furious virtuosity – and the Sonata No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1016 with its amazing opening Adagio which sounded for all the world like birdsong. The remaining three movements of the work displayed a wealth of colorful narrative between violin and piano, performed with technical prowess and stunning ensemble balance and control by the duo. The Sonata No. 4 in C minor, BWV 1017 opened the second half of the program, followed by the Sonata No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1014 and the truly odd, but incredibly satisfying, Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV Violinist Pamela Frank 1019. All three gave the audience opportunity to settle in and soak up Frank’s gorgeous tone, her expressive and impressive soft playing, her elastic phrasing, and beautifully disciplined bow arm. Prutsman was also given a lovely solo cameo or two in the course of the three sonatas of the second half and made impressive use of his permit to embellish freely. With unquestioned technical virtuosity and probing intellectual curiosity, violinist Pamela Frank and pianist Stephen Prutsman have re-examined Bach’s Sonatas for Violin and Keyboard and found their eccentricities compelling. For this audience member at least, the experience was revelatory. Photo Courtesy Opus 3 Artists

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HE SANTA BARBARA COURT OF CHAMPIONS RECENTLY HONORED ITS CLASS OF 2019 inductees and new committee members. They were recognized on December 7th at the “Be A Bonder with First Responders” basketball jamboree at Westmont College’s Murchison Gym. NBA Hall-of-Famer Jamaal Wilkes guest hosted the event as the seven new inductees were acknowledged. The Court was first established to recognize and SB Firefighters, SB Police, Bucket Brigade, SB Media, SB Youth Mentors, 2019 Court of Champions Inductee’s, and Court of honor individuals from the Champions Committee Members community who have made Keith Closs is a seven foot three inches-tall significant contributions to the game of basketball. have served as the grass roots for the Court for many decades. Support is provided through an center who played for the Clippers for three years, The organization’s contributors include coaches, infrastructure of clinics, camps, all-star games, Harlem Globetrotters, and the Santa Barbara players, administrators, entertainers, medical motivational workshops and college scholarship Breakers. personnel, journalists, and team owners that funds. The organization is a brainstorming Linda Dawson played at UCSB and has creation based on the fact that the Santa Barbara coached at Bishop Diego High School. community has experienced so many talented and Leslie Ford-Grieve played at Santa Barbara influential individuals in the game of basketball. High School, SBCC, UCSB, and still holds The class of 2019 inductees were also honored rebounding records at each. She is the sister of at the event for their accomplishments and Court of Champions inductee’s Holly and Don contributions to the Santa Barbara community. Ford. Inductee Sonny Allen is a former NBA coach Herb Livsey is the founder of Snow Valley and was the head coach of the Santa Barbara Basketball Camps that have been held at Westmont Islanders CBA team, the Lakers’ minor-league College for over 50 years. He is also a scout for the affiliate team, for the 1989-90 season. Denver Nuggets. Sampson Brue is an NBA supervisor who has Joe Vaughan played at Westmont College and officiated numerous games in the Santa Barbara once coached the girls’ team at Buena High School region at the high school, college, and minor in Ventura to a state championship. Front: Linda Dawson, Sampson Brue, and Joe league levels. www.sbcourtofchampions.com Vaughan. Back: Leslie Ford-Grieve, Herb Livsey,

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Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, and Charlie Musselwhite

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RALLY FOR THE PASSAGE OF THE ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT for President Donald Trump was held Tuesday night at the Santa Barbara Court House Sunken Gardens, with more than 500 people in attendance. The rally was among hundreds of nationwide rallies calling for impeachment under the theme “No one is above the law” by many organizations, locally including Indivisible Santa Barbara and MoveOn.org. “The impeachment vote is vital for the future of our Republic even if the Senate refuses to look at the evidence. It is proof that no one is above the law,” stated County Supervisor Das Williams, one of several speakers including State Senator Hannah Beth Jackson, and State Assembly Member Monique Limon. The United States House of Representatives voted in favor of impeachment the following day. The rallies drew international attention with attendance reported in the hundreds of thousands.

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Itzhak Perlman: Stories of His Life and Career Tues, Jan 21st / 6:30pm / Granada Theatre / Discover violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman sharing stories from his life and career and performing with longtime pianist Rohan De Silva in a multimedia experience.

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Santa Barbara Festival Ballet

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RADITIONS ARE WONDERFUL, they remind us of where we’ve been and what lies ahead. Traditions can also become a bit stale over time, gathering dust in the comfort of regularity and repetition. Not so, Santa Barbara Festival Ballet’s 45th annual iteration of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece, The Nutcracker. Fondly branded Nutcracker at the Arlington! this community-wide artistic achievement at Santa Barbara’s famous Arlington Theatre on December 14th and 15th surpassed by several light years, the production I saw when Artistic Director Aimee Lopez first took the helm at Festival Ballet about three years ago and made it clear even then, she had in mind the complete revitalization of the project. Participants from various age groups and dance schools, colleges, and conservatories around the city including the Festival Ballet Conservatory (Denise Rinaldi, Director) came together as they have for decades to make this production a community effort. What stood out from the get-go at Saturday night’s performance on December 14th was the high level of artistic achievement this miracle Santa Barbara Festival Ballet amalgam of diverse local talent has mustered in the last few years. principal dancer with San Francisco Ballet; fellow San Francisco Ballet principal Angelo Greco (Cavalier); Costumes were fresh and colorful, lighting design was interesting and innovative, and character Michelle Meltzer (Snow Queen) and Braeden Barnes (Snow Cavalier) of Visceral Dance Chicago; and acting, from the youngest peppermint cookie baker to venerable Mother Ginger, came off as engaging Tracy Kofford (Arabian Cavalier) who is Director of Dance and Artistic Director and believable. Beautifully placed mini-scene vignettes like the hairbrush of Santa Barbara Community College Dance Company. shtick at the opening of Act I and the party guest who reads continuously Festival Ballet’s Kaia Abraham was a magnificent Clara this year, her even when dancing, were sprinkled throughout the ballet with a wink and footwork impressively elegant and stylish. Other Festival Ballet soloists included nod toward choreographic innovation and a little fun. The result of all this Elise Arcuri (Harlequin Doll, Dream Mouse, Marzipan, Lilac Maiden); Ava attention to detail, was a thoroughly engaging visual narrative. Gosselin (Dream Mouse, Spanish Dancer, Lilac Maiden); Mina Hall (Snowflake, Seeing is believing and the maturity and professionalism of the 45th Dew Drop Fairy); Floriane Noel (Dream Mouse, Snowflake, Chinse, Lilac Nutcracker at the Arlington! was certified in spades by the precise execution Maiden); Ella Onishuk (Soldier Doll, Snowflake, Spanish Dancer, Lilac Maiden); of several ensemble scenes. A vibrant collegial confidence among our local Stella Wing (Snowflake, Lead Marzipan, Lilac Maiden) and a host of student dancers was palpable, from the little bakers’ circle dance right through guest artists and apprentices. and including the battle scene with the Rat King and the Waltz of the A special shout out to Chris Carmona, whose Drosselmeyer was Snowflakes. intense and scary; Matthew Kleeburg (Rat King and Battle Scene sword Speaking of traditions, Festival Ballet has always hired a professional fight choreographer); Thea Vandervoort Palencia (Frau Silberhaus, Mother orchestra for its Nutcracker at the Arlington! Led for the umpteenth year Ginger) and Festival Ballet’s long-time guiding light and mentor, Resident by conductor Elise Unruh, the orchestra’s live musical enhancements Choreographer and Interim Executive Director Valerie Huston. contributed greatly to the irresistible magic and wonder of the Andria Murray and Floriane Noel performance. Kudos to harpist Allison Allport, in particular, and all sections of the orchestra, who assayed some of the most exposed and Daniel Kepl has been writing music, theatre, and dance reviews or Santa Barbara publications since he difficult passagework in the dance repertoire with admirable aplomb. was a teenager. His professional expertise is as an orchestra conductor. Featured guest artists this year were Misa Kuranaga (Sugar Plum), formerly of Boston Ballet, now For more reviews by Daniel Kepl visit: www.performingartsreview.net December 20, 2019 At the Center of Santa Barbara’s Cultural Conversation | www.VoiceSB.com 00

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December 20, 2019

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T SEEMS THAT THE HOLIDAYS have definitely landed here in Santa Barbara! Lights sparkle on streets and houses with Holiday wreaths everywhere and symbols of Hanukkah can be seen along with Christmas trees on almost every street corner. Whether on State Street, Coast Village Road, or any other main thoroughfare, there is no doubt that Winter and the season of lights has arrived … a very special time is to be celebrated. Santa Barbara’s enthusiasm is infectious, so I headed down to the waterfront to breathe in some of the holiday spirit and take a few pictures. Although Santa’s Village of last Sunday and the Parade of Lights is a thing of the past, Christmas trees everywhere are reminders of the festivities to come. After a trip to the harbor walkway, my next stop was a visit to Stearns Wharf, just as the sun was on its way toward the horizon leaving behind a blazing orange afterglow. Wow! It got me to thinking. Remembering that the time of the winter solstice – and our own holiday season - has been a time of mystery and celebration throughout the ages, I wondered how this tradition handed down through human history found its way to us in Western culture. Might there be Stonehenge sunset a more complicated answer than just the fact that winter solstice is the shortest day and the longest night of the year? For centuries, cultures world wide have long held feasts and celebrations around the coming of the solstice. Fire and light are traditional symbols of festivities held on the darkest day of the year. The next day the sun begins its journey, days slowly become longer and nights shorter as the spring approaches. Humans may have observed this phenomenon as early At Harbor Restaurant as Neolithic period, the last part of the Stone Age, beginning about 10,200 BCE. An ancient structure that comes to mind is the mysterious monolith at Stonehenge. This revered location is oriented toward the winter solstice sunset (the same winter sunset that I saw on our own Stearns Wharf) and is believed to have been a place of December rituals for the Stone Age people. Now how’s that for a historical celebratory tradition? Ancient Romans also held celebrations around the time of the winter solstice. Saturnalia, a holiday in honor of Saturn, the god of agriculture, was a weeklong event in the days At Moby Dick Restaurant At Stearns Wharf Candy leading up to the solstice during Store which homes were decorated with tree branches. For the Romans, Saturnalia was a hedonistic time, when food and drink were plentiful and the normal Roman social order was turned upside down (maybe like the office party?). Businesses and schools were closed so that everyone could join in the fun and revelry abounded. Also around that time, Romans observed Juvenalia, a special feast honoring children. Theories abound that the early Roman Catholic Church may have chosen this traditional Roman celebratory time for Christmas to celebrate the birth of Christ. The Scandinavian tradition of the Yule log and the ancient tradition of greenery begin to merge in pre-historic Europe. The early Norsemen of Scandinavia celebrated Yule from the winter solstice through January with large logs in recognition of the return of the sun. They would set one end of these logs on fire and would feast until the log aaatravelsantabarbara@aaa-calif.com burned out, which could take as many as twelve days. Remember The Twelve Days At the Yatch Club of Christmas? The tradition spread to Central Europe where greenery and whole trees would be brought into homes and lighted to celebrate the Advent and The Scandinavian tradition of the Yule Log Christmas season during the 16th Century. The tradition of the lighted tree traveled across the ocean to our Sunset at Stearns Wharf shores with the coming of the Europeans and has become our symbol of the celebration of Christmas, as well as the changing of the season, in keeping with our ancient ancestors. It seems that the Christmas trees that adorn the fair City of Santa Barbara have a long and honored tradition dating back to the Stone Age. The same beautiful winter sunset I viewed from Stearns Wharf was seen so very long ago by the Ancients and celebrated. In this spirit, I wish you Happy Holidays in the light and warmth of family and friends. And please don’t forget to leave a few goodies for Santa... Harbor lighting...

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NEW on STATE

By Amy Beth Katz, M.A., VOICE

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The Barn: A Clothing Store

OU WON’T FIND ANY CHICKENS OR GOATS at “The Barn,” a men’s clothing collective that opened this month at 705 Paseo Nuevo. But, you will find James Perse cotton-cashmere sweaters, organic-recycled, teddy-bear soft jackets, and Fjallraven shirts. Other brands worth mooing over include Mate the Label, Citizen’s of Humanity and One Grey Day. “Cozy, comfy, reliable,” is how Manager Daniel Heald describes the ware. The Barn has sister stores in Santa Ynez, South Lake Tahoe, and Carmel. “We like it here in Santa Barbara because the mall just got reconstructed. There aren’t a lot of men’s clothing stores here, so to offer that up, and have women’s clothing, too, well it’s just nice to be down here and provide quality clothing,” added Heald. While you are more likely to see college students and entrepreneurs shopping here than farmers,The Barn has a downHead Manager Daniel Heald home feel and friendly staff. www.theonlinebarn.com • Mon - Sat., 9am - 8pm; Sun, 10am - 8pm

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“YOU ARE NOT HERE ONLY TO FILL YOUR BELLY, you are here to fulfill your soul,” says Guido Oppizzi, owner of Oppi’z, who surely knows how to fill both with his authentic Italian cuisine and an ambiance fit for Italian royalty. Indeed, a photo of his great uncle and the King of Italy graces the wall, along with other ancestral photos, making customers feel like they are guests in his living room back in Pavi, Italy, a 2000 year old town just South of Milan where he grew up. Oppi’z combines the best of the past with modern day invention. Pizza is their specialty, and many are claiming, “This is the best pizza I ever had in my life,” shared a proud Oppizzi. He explained the popularity is due to natural fermentation of the dough, which contains an easy-to-digest charcol and undergoes a very slow process, creating particular texture; bubbles on the Owner Guido Oppizzi inside, crispy on outside. Oppi’z also serves 40 kinds of Italian wine, a very special rice, pasta dishes, and “Ritamisu” — a Tiramisu as sweet as his wife Rita. Check out brunch, Happy Hour specials, and the New Year’s Eve Naturally fermented dough party online. www.oppiz-sb.com • Tue - Fri: 11:30am - 9:30pm; Sat - Sun: 9:30am - 9:30pm; Mon: Closed

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Housing Authority of Santa Barbara Turns 50

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known as the Federal Section 8 HIS YEAR MARKS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY of the Housing Housing Choice Voucher program. “We pride ourselves in taking Authority of the City of Santa more of a mission driven approach Barbara. Established in 1969, to our daily work. We are solution the HACSB remains at the forefront oriented. We identify the need and of solving the local housing crisis address those needs by being an active by working to create, safe, decent, developer of affordable housing and and quality affordable housing and seeking new grants for rental subsidy supporting services for those with programs,” said limited incomes Fredericks. and workforce The National residents. Housing Act “Having of 1937 set a safe place to in motion call home is the the necessary foundation of life steps for the and everything establishment else springs of the HACSB. from there,” The act, which Rob Fredericks, was designed executive director to provide and CEO and Olive Street Apartments, one of subsidies to be HACSB whose HACSB’s earliest developments, paid from the tenure spans was completed in 1980. U.S. government 24 years, said to local public housing agencies, in a news release. “Over the last half century, we have created a portfolio of was aimed at improving the living conditions of low-income families. housing for our low-income families, In 1938, Santa Barbara took aim at seniors, and disabled individuals.” Prior to the agency’s establishment a share of $100,000,000 in federal funding for low-cost housing and in the late 1960’s, there were very few slum clearance projects. options for permanent affordable The idea of having a local housing in Santa Barbara. Since then, housing authority became a reality the HACSB has developed 1,369 when Proposition C was approved housing units they can offer to those in need. The agency also benefits from by voters in 1969 and the HACSB has since developed or secured over a rental housing subsidy program

3,400 units of affordable housing through a variety of federal, state, local, and private funding sources. This year, the agency broke ground on Gardens on Hope, a senior-living apartment complex, and Johnson Court, a community designed to serve low-income and homeless veterans. Both projects should be ready for occupancy by the end of 2020. Today, the HACSB offers highquality residential properties for lowincome residents using advanced designs for developing housing with reduced parking demand and smaller, more compact units that are laid out efficiently and allow for increased densities without having negative impacts on the surrounding neighborhood. The agency is also creating educational and social service programs to enhance the quality of life for those they serve.

Artisan Court, completed in 2011, was designed to provide housing for youth aging out of foster care, the formerly homeless, and lowincome downtown workers.

The Gardens on Hope, a senior living apartment complex, is set to be completed in early 2020.

When looking at the next 50 years, Fredericks acknowledges that the agency will have to develop more affordable housing than they did in the past 50 years. The main challenges for the HACSB will be increasing density while preserving the character of the community and securing funding as well as political support to develop housing that can be offered to the 5,000 households that are currently on the agency’s waiting list. “From experience, we know that many of our clients need more than just housing, especially our special needs clients, whether they are seniors, homeless individuals, or disabled family members. We are an award-winning organization because we are innovative. We look at ways to

get developments done and we do it for the betterment of the community.” Fredericks added. www.hacsb.org

Bradley Studios, a development for low-income and very lowincome residents with Section 8, was completed in 2018.


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EEING FATHER LARRY’S PHOTO on Facebook of the building of the 2019 Christmas crèche in front of the Santa Barbara Mission got me thinking of the crèche I’ve seen around the world. Where did they start? Actually the idea came from St. Francis of Assisi in 1224. It was in his mind to replicate the manger scene in his town of Greccio, Italy. He engaged his friend Giovanni Vellita to help make his dream a reality. They chose a cave for the manger to be built. In the cave was a large stone with an indentation where the baby could be placed. An ass and ox were brought into the scene. You can see the stone today if you visit the charming hillside village of Greccio about 60 miles from Rome. The manger scene in Italy is called Presepio. The cave was incorporated into the Chapel of the Crèche in 1228, the year Francis was canonized. The idea spread all over the world becoming more elaborate along the way. I got involved with crèche when writing my book Dolls of Spain where it is called a Nacimiento. What I was especially interested in were the Traditional Swedish Service at Christ Lutheran Church in Goleta figures in them which are called muñecas – the same word as the word for dolls. Famous sculptors carved the figures. Some of the greatest crèche figures were carved by Eugenio Torices of Madrid. He became a monk in the Order of the Mercedarios. He carved his figures in the cloister. An example of his work is The Marriage of Our Lady and St. Joseph pictured here. In 1707 a Baroque artist Saltillo made a crèche of 500 realistic figures made of clay. Only the baby Jesus was carved from wood. Changing countries and centuries and locales let’s move to Goleta, California at Christ Lutheran Church last Sunday. They conducted a traditional Swedish Christmas service, with everyone telling each other God Jul (Merry Christmas The Annunciation by in Swedish) and Eugenio Torices, 17th century children searching the sky for signs of Jultomten or Tomten, Santa Claus in Swedish. The service included the traditional pretty girl wearing a crown of lighted candles. Silent Night and other Christmas Carols were sung in Swedish. And then came the Smorgasbord. Lots of food here! Not really vegan with masses of ham, pork, fish piled high. And lots of glogg! The Marriage of Our Lady and St. Very Swedish indeed. Joseph by Eugenio Torices

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SB Association for Women in Communications Awards

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ONNIE CARROLL was presented with the 2019 Member of the Year Award at the Santa Barbara Association for Women in Communications’ December holiday celebration at Uncorked Wine Tasting & Kitchen. She is the publisher of Bonnie Carroll’s Life Bites News, a monthly online lifestyle magazine. Carroll also produced her own radio show under this banner while contributing to a variety of travel and lifestyle publications. She published her first children’s book in 2002 and will be releasing a second book in 2020. As a journalist, she worked for over 28 years publishing articles in magazine and news publications in both print and online, as well as radio and TV appearances. Carroll also published photos of her many travel adventures throughout the world as a photojournalist. “Bonnie is an exceptional communicator who spontaneously uses her skills on behalf of AWCSB. A consummate professional, she takes advantage of new Association for Women in Communications celebrates the holidays technologies to tell the implemented the Mesa Safe Program, a door-to-door campaign stories of places and people that capture with the goal of heightening disaster preparedness. She also works her attention,” said AWCSB President to empower survivors of human trafficking by serving on the Carolyn Jabs in a news release. District Attorney Human Trafficking Task Force and Standing Teri Jory was also honored at Together To End Sexual Assault. Also a 4th-degree black belt, Jory the celebration with the Founder’s teaches a self-defense workshop that empowers women, and all Award and received high praise for her genders, in their personal safety around the world. accomplishments in the community. The The Association for Women in Communications is the premier While working on her PhD at UCSB, organization for empowering women with the strength, support, and Jory served as president of the tools for elevating a career and becoming an agent of change in AWCSB President Carolyn Jabs, Honoree Bonnie Carroll, grassroots Our Mesa Neighborhood and the industry. www.awcsb.org and Lisa Olson

SBHS Students Win National Tech Award

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OUR STUDENTS AT SANTA BARBARA HIGH SCHOOL’S COMPUTER SCIENCE ACADEMY are among the winners of one of the U.S.’s most prestigious tech awards, the Congressional App Challenge. The students received the honor for their creation of an application called “Santa Barbara Highlights,” which helps tourists experience Santa Barbara like a local, giving them insider tips on parks, restaurants, and other attractions that have proven to be the most popular among city residents. Congressman Salud Carbajal with award winners Madeline Rogers, Karleigh Dehlsen, Joy Paterson, Gabrielle Englese, and CSA Director Richard Johnston. The four winners, Karleigh Dehlsen, Madeline Rogers, Gabrielle Englese, and Joy The award is particularly special because girls have Patterson created their winning entry while they were students historically shied away from computer science coursework and in CSA Director Richard Johnston’s Introduction to Coding careers but that is changing, as these students demonstrate. class. They were honored at an awards ceremony on December SBHS’s Computer Science Academy was founded in 2013 3rd in Congressman Salud Carbajal’s Santa Barbara district to address the gap between the workforce need for computer office and are invited to the House of Code reception at the U.S. science competence and the absence of computer science Capitol, where their app will be displayed alongside the rest of coursework in the community. It is grounded in the belief that the country’s winners from each Congressional district. all students should be exposed to computer science because “Santa Barbara High School’s Computer Science Academy those skills are necessary in the modern workforce. Since has done an exceptional job giving young people handsits founding, the academy has provided core competence in on computer science education in a fun and encouraging computer science to more than 500 SBHS students. atmosphere,” said Congressman Carbajal in a news release. www.sbhscs.org

Shanahan New Vice President of Human Resources at SBCC

Michael Shanahan

Michael Shanahan has been chosen to be SBCC’s new vice president of human resources. He is currently serving in the same capacity on an interim basis at Palomar College in San Diego County. Shanahan brings a wealth of experience to the position at SBCC as he served as vice chancellor of human resources for the Ventura County Community College District from 2013 to 2019. Prior to that, he served in executive roles in human resources for the Los Angeles Community College District. He is also a licensed attorney, having received his law degree from Loyola Marymount University. “The human resources department is filled with great people and I look forward to continuing their tradition of excellence in supporting an engaging place to work that fosters successful students,” he said in a news release. Shanahan will begin his tenure at SBCC on January 2nd.

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Women’s Economic Ventures Honors Local Businesswomen

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OMEN’S ECONOMIC VENTURES recently held a celebration of small business to honor local entrepreneurs that are making an impact in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. At the event, a spotlight was put on the organization’s 2019 business training course graduates, their People’s Choice Award winner, and a new inductee into WEV’s Million Dollar Club. Ren Ostry won the 2019 People’s Choice Award for her seafood business Kitchen Catch, which offers sustainable, lesserknown seafood, and recipes. The business supports local harbor communities and is transforming the way consumers think Ren Ostry about, buy, and enjoy seafood. “We’re already starting January 2020 with a single order of 30,000 pounds of fish, and we have plans to offer Frozen Kitchen Catch products nationally by the end of the year,” said Ostry.

Cynthia Torres, CEO of New Dawn Counseling and Consulting Inc. in Oxnard, is this year’s WEV Million Dollar Club inductee. Her company was incorporated in 2016 with the mission to empower individuals and families to improve their quality of life by providing culturally appropriate mental health, education, resources, and wellness services. Cynthia Torres “I came to this country 20 years ago with $800 in my pocket and lots of dreams and aspirations,” shared Torres. Currently in the U.S., less than two percent of female-owned businesses reach one million dollars in annual revenue while less than four percent of male-owned businesses reach the same milestone. “My challenge to aspiring female entrepreneurs is let’s change the statistics and correct that two percent number,” remarked Torres.


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Full Speed Ahead for Housing Construction, Sales?

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By Harlan Green / Special to VOICE

HE ULTRA-LOW INTEREST RATES are making a difference as homebuilder sentiment is soaring, along with new building permits, which should boost new and existing-home sales as well. For instance, more new homes on the market encourage existing-home owners to move up or downsize, depending on their age and family. Builder confidence in the market for newlybuilt single-family homes increased five points to 76 in December, off an upwardly revised November reading, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. This is the highest reading since June of 1999. This is making a small dent in the severe housing shortage since the Great Recession that has resulted in soaring rents and the current homelessness in communities that haven’t been building enough new housing. “While we are seeing near-term positive market conditions with a 50-year low for the unemployment rate and increased wage growth, we are still underbuilding due to supply-side constraints like labor and land availability,” said NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz. “Higher development costs are hurting affordability and dampening more robust construction growth.” All three components of that gauge – present sales, future sales expectations, and prospective buyers traffic – improved, said Wrightson, but the biggest gain was a seven-point rise in current sales of new homes to a 21-year high of 84. Regionally,

the gains were more mixed, with the Midwest index improving sharply, the South rising marginally, and the West and Northeast declining. Homebuilders also boosted construction on new homes in the U.S. at an annual pace of 1.37 million in November, the Commerce Department said today. This was a 3.2 percent (±10.0 percent) increase from a revised 1.32 million in October, 13.6 percent higher than a year ago. New building permits also hit another postrecession high, up at a seasonally-adjusted rate of 1.48 million. That was 1.4 percent (±1.4 percent) above the pace of 1.46 million set in October and 11.1 percent above last year’s rate. We know there is still a tremendous shortage of housing that came from the reluctance of builders to build for years after the Great Recession. Some of the shortage also came from Wall Street firms buying up housing abandoned from the busted housing bubble that were then turned into rentals. A recent report by CBSN documented the carnage from the busted housing bubble and Great Recession. More than nine million homes were foreclosed or sold at a loss after the bubble popped, leading to fears that tracts of abandoned neighborhoods would become “ghost towns.” This led government officials such as then Fed Chair Ben Bernanke to suggest those foreclosed homes could be sold in bulk to private investors as rental properties. But that wasn’t enough, as there was very little government help to keep homeowners in their homes as happened during the Great Depression when the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC lent low-interest money to families in danger of losing their homes

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to foreclosure. By the mid-1930s, the HOLC had refinanced nearly 20 percent of urban homes in the country, allowing homeowners to stay in their homes with very lenient terms to enable them to weather the joblessness of the Great Depression. “In the decade since the crash,” said the CBSN report, “seven million more households have become renters, while only one million more have become homeowners,” according to Census data. And “institutional landlords,” as the Wall Street investors are called, have “become a major driver of the affordable housing woes many Americans are now facing—from steep rent payments all the way to eviction.” The homeownership rate as a percentage of households that own vs. rent hasn’t recovered, dropping from its pre-recession high of 69 percent to 64.3 percent of households today. The U.S. has become a nation of renters at a time when rental rates are soaring due to the lack of new housing, resulting also in the more than one-half million homeless. Another casualty of the Great Recession was lack of new household formation among the millennial generation children of the baby boomers who in fact outnumber their boomer parents, but alas, were without adequate available

housing. But now residential construction is beginning to meet the demand from new household formation that is back to the longer-term 1.2 million historical average, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Millennials are paying down their college debt enough to move out of their rental or parents’ home, and forming more families. There is more economic good news to report this week in upcoming columns. Industrial production has picked up in autos and trucks after the GM strike, according to the Federal Reserve, though not back to pre-recession levels. And job vacancies continue to soar with 1.4 million more vacancies than new job hires. It means jobs are plentiful, so look for housing construction and home sales to keep this economic recovery afloat! Harlan Green © 2019 Follow Harlan Green on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarlanGreen. Harlan Green has been the 16-year Editor-Publisher of PopularEconomics.com, a weekly syndicated financial wire service. He writes a Popular Economics Weekly Blog. He is an economic forecaster and teacher of real estate finance with 30-years experience as a banker and mortgage broker. To reach Harlan call (805)452-7696 or email editor@populareconomics.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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GOLETA VALLEY LIBRARY: The Tiny Libraries ~ Jan 15-April • Work by Goleta Valley Art Association • 500 N Fairview Av • Mo 12-6pm, Tu-Th 10-8pm, Fr-Sa 10-5:30pm, Su 1-5pm • 805-964-7878.

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

GOLETA VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER: 55679 Hollister Av • El Corazón de Goleta mural by Barbara Eberhart • 9-6pm daily • www.thegvcc.org.

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

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

GRAYSPACE GALLERY: Poetic License: Askew, Churchill-Johnson, & Lathim ~ Dec 28 • 219 Gray Av, Funk Zone • We, Th, Su 1-5pm; Fr-Sa 2-8pm & By Appt • 805-689-0858. HOSPICE OF SB, LEIGH BLOCK GALLERY: Memory Marks by Joan Giroux ~ Jan 2020 • 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, #100 • Mo-Fr 9-5pm, By Appt • 805-563-8820. INDIGO INTERIORS: Contemporary Art & Furnishings • 1321 State St • Mo-Fr 10-5:30pm, Sa By Appt • 805-962-6909. INSPIRATION GALLERY OF FINE ART: Local artists ~ Ongoing • 1528 State St • Tu- Fr 11-3pm • 805-962-6444. JAMES MAIN FINE ART: 19th & 20th Cent American & European Fine art & antiques ~ Ongoing • 27 E De La Guerra St • Tu-Sa 12-5pm • 805-962-8347.

JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER SB: Exposed III: A mixed photographic, artistic journey curated by Lynn M. Holley ~ Jan 9 • 524 Chapala St • Mo-Th 9-5pm/Fr 9-3:30pm • 805-957-1115. KARPELES MUSEUM & MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY: Women’s Suffrage ~ Dec 31; Anne Baldwin, abstracts by “Hollywood” painter ~ Ongoing; John Herd, blended computer/photography prints ~ Ongoing • 21 W Anapamu • We-Su 12-4pm • 805-962-5322. KATHRYNE DESIGNS: Pedro de la Cruz, Ruth Ellen Hoag ~ Ongoing • 1225 Coast Village Rd, Suite A • MO-SA 10-5PM, SU 11-5PM • 805-565-4700.

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

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

LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER: Small Works Holiday Show ~ Jan 5 • 855 Linden Ave, Carpinteria • Thu-Mon 11-5pm • 805-6847789; www.carpinteriaartscenter.org. MARCIA BURTT STUDIO: Holiday Exhibition ~ Jan 12 • 517 Laguna St • Th-Su 1-5pm • 805-962-5588.

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MASON STREET STUDIOS: Paintings by Lisa Pedersen, William Galzerano, Sheryl Denbo, & Emily Morrill ~ Ongoing • 121 E Mason St • Sa 12-5pm.

Saturday, December 21st: 5-7pm Palm Loft Gallery ~ 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp

MICHAELKATE INTERIORS & ART GALLERY: New work by Nack, P & T Post, Doehring, DaFoe, Hall, Brown • 132 Santa Barbara St • Mo-Sa 10-6pm, closed We, Su 11-5pm • 805-963-1411.

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Thursday, January 2nd: 5-8pm 10 West Gallery ~ 10 W Anapamu St Thoughtfully Opening Reception Tuesday, December 17th: 3-7pm La Cumbre Center for Creative Arts ~ La Cumbre Mall. Holiday Open House & World Business Academy benefit Sundays, 10am-dusk: SB Arts & Crafts Show • Cabrillo Blvd (State to Calle Puerto Vallarta), 805-897-1982 Thursdays, 3pm-dusk: Carpinteria Creative Arts Show 800 Block of Linden Av, 805-291-1957

SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: From the Mountains to the Sea - Schloss; Tello; Iwerks; Burtt; Drury ~ Ongoing • 1324 State St #J • Tu-Sa 11am-5pm • 805-845-4270. SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: Wings and Things ~ Jan 3 • 2375 Foothill Rd • Daily 10-9pm • 805-682-4722. SB BOTANIC GARDEN, Pritzlaff Conserv. Ctr: Garden Casitas: Playhouses Designed with Nature in Mind ~ Dec 31 • 1212 Mission Canyon Rd • Mo-Fr 9-6pm • 805-682-4726. SBCAST: SB based modern architecture ~ Ferguson Ettinger Architects ~ 513 Garden St • 12-4pm 1st & 2nd weekends of Dec. SB HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Capturing the West: The Artistry of Josef Muench • Great Photographers in Santa Barbara History • Story of SB • Edward Borein Gallery ~ Ongoing • 136 E De La Guerra • Tu-Sa 10-5pm/Su 12-5pm • 805-966-1601. SB MARITIME MUSEUM: Fishing with Paper & Ink: Nature Prints by Dwight Hwang & Eric Hochberg • History of Oil in the SB Channel ~ Ongoing • 113 Harbor Wy • Daily 10-5pm, closed We • Free-$8 • 805-962-8404. SB MUSEUM OF ART: The Observable Universe: Visualizing the Cosmos in Art ~ Feb 16 • Kehinde Wiley: Equestrian Portrait of Prince Tommaso of Savoy-Carignan ~ March 22 • Tatsuo Miyajima ~ Dec 22-April 5 • Highlights of the Permanent Collection ~ Ongoing • 1130 State St • Free-$10 • Tu-Su 11-5pm/Th 11-8pm • 805-963-4364.

SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Kacho-e: Impressions of Natural History in Japanese Prints ~ Jan 5 • Museum Backyard & Nature Club House • Mammal and Bird Halls • Curiosity Lab • Santa Barbara Gallery • Blue Whale Skeleton ~ Ongoing • 2559 Puesta Del Sol • Daily 10-5pm • Free-$12 • 805-682-4711. SLINGSHOT: AN ALPHA ART FORUM: Alpha Resource Center Artists • Creativity, Kindness, Gratitude by Jeff Working • 220 W Canon Perdido • Mo-Fr 8:30-4:30pm & By Appt • 805-770-3878. SOLVANG ANTIQUES FINE ART GALLERY: 1693 Copenhagen Dr • Daily 10am-5pm • 805-686-2322. STATE GALLERY @ YOUTH INTERACTIVE: Celebrity Portraits by METROV • 1219 State St • Mo-Sa 10-7pm, Su 11-6pm • 805-617-6421. STUDIO 121: Works by Irwin, Denzel, Uyesaka, Dentzel ~ Ongoing • 121 Santa Barbara St • By Appt • 805-722- 0635. SULLIVAN GOSS: AN AMERICAN GALLERY: 100 Grand ~ Feb 3 • The Winter Salon II ~ Feb 3 • Harvey Leepa ~ Dec 30 • 11 E Anapamu St • Daily 10-5:30pm • 805-730-1460. SUSAN QUINLAN DOLL & TEDDY BEAR MUSEUM: Ongoing • 122 W Canon Perdido • Fr-Mo 11-5pm • 805-730-1707. SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE: East Meets West: A Collectors’ Choice ~ Ongoing • 3596 Sagunto, Santa Ynez • We-Su 12-4pm, By Appt Tu-Fr • $5/Chn Free • 805-688-7889. TOM DE WALT ART STUDIO: Oil paintings of the California Coast • 211 W Gutierrez St #10 • By Appt • 805-722-0660. UCSB LIBRARY: Mountain Gallery: Art of Science, 2019 ~ Dec 20 • Plans for the Future: 1944-1990 ~ June 26, 2020 • 525 UCEN Rd • www.library.ucsb.edu • 805-893-2478. VILLAGE FRAME & GALLERY: CA Landscape Artists & Antique Prints ~ Ongoing • 1485 E Valley Rd #1 • Mo-Fr 9-5pm, Sa 11-3pm • 805-969-0524. WATERHOUSE GALLERY: 35th Anniversary Exhibition • 1114 State St #9 La Arcada Ct • Mo-Sa 11-5pm, Su 11-4pm • 805-962-8885. WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART: Kent Anderson Butler: From The Belly Of The Whale ~ Jan 18 • 955 La Paz Rd • Mo-Fr 104pm, Sa 11-5pm, closed Su • 805-565-6162. WILDLING MUSEUM: Celebrating the National Lands of California ~ Jan 20 • 1511-B Mission Dr, Solvang • Mo, We, Th-Fr 11-5pm/Sa-Su 10-5pm • $5/Free/3rd Wed Free • 805-688-1082. YULIYA LENNON ART STUDIO: Traditional, atelier-style art studio • 1213 H State St • 805-886-2655.

JARDIN DE LAS GRANADAS: re[visit] 1925 by Kym Cochran & Jonathan Smith • Ongoing • 21 E Anapamu.

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

Receptions Events

SANTA BARBARA CITY HALL: On the Blue Shore of Silence, by Mary Heebner ~ Ongoing • 735 Anacapa St • 805-698-4515.

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

MISA & MARTIN GALLERY: Etherea Materia ~ 619 State St • www. misa-artwork.com. MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Interactive experiences in science, tech, engineering, arts, & math • 125 State St • Daily 10-5pm • $14/$10 • 805-770-5000. MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SB: N. Dash ~ Feb 16 • 653 Paseo Nuevo • We, Fr, Sa 11-5pm/Th 11-8pm/Su noon-5pm • 805-966-5373. MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY: Tweet This ~ Ongoing • 100 E Main St • Tu-Su 11-5pm • $1-$5 • 805-653-0323. PALM LOFT GALLERY: Wonder and Humility by Arturo Tello and Whitney Brooks Hansen ~ Dec 21 - Feb 9 • 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • Fr-Su 11-6pm & By Appt • 805-684-9700. PEREGRINE GALLERIES: Early American & CA Paintings & Bakelite ~ Ongoing • 1133 Coast Village Rd • Mo-Sa 12-5:30pm/Su 11-4pm • 805-969-9673.

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First Solo U.S. Museum Exhibition of Renowned Japanese Artist in Over 20 Years

Museum of Art To Open Exhibition by Tatsuo Miyajima

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NGENIOUSLY TRANSFORMING INDUSTRIALLY-PRODUCED TECHNOLOGIES into vividly glowing sculptures, internationally-renowned Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima’s works evoke infinite worlds of being, space, and time. They will soon be on display at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art beginning December 22nd. His last solo exhibition in America was at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1997. Throughout his career, Miyajima has used electronic Light Emitting Diode (LED) numerals in various configurations. This presentation of four varied light-based works embody Miyajima’s Buddhist practice and self-conceived philosophy: Keep Changing, Connect with Everything, Continue Forever. Spanning two decades of the artist’s work, the installation was designed by the artist himself for SBMA’s expansive Davidson Gallery and includes: Innumerable Life/ Buddha MMMMCM-01 (2018), a six-foot square wall-based panel made of thousands of gridded red LED numbers counting at various speeds from one to nine; Time Waterfall-panel #12 (2018), a towering eleven-foot column of pale purple numbers that cascade around the corners of its rectangular surface in graceful yet dynamic patterns; Life (Ku-Wall) No. 1 (2014), a serene dark reflective flat glass monitor from which red numbers regularly emerge and recede in an absorbing cadence; and Counter Ground (1998–2000) (below), a vibrantly pulsating, 19.5 foot square floor sculpture of red LED numerals related to Innumerable Life/Buddha MMMMCM-01 and on loan from the Dallas Museum of Art for the first time. Born in 1957 and receiving his degrees from the Tokyo Counter Ground, 1998–2000. LED, electric wiring, and wooden panels by Tatsuo Miyajima. Dallas School of Fine Arts, Miyajima Museum of Art, gift of the Friends of Contemporary Art. emerged in the late 1980s as one of the most important Life (Ku-Wall) No. 1, 2014 by Tatsuo Miyajima. Light emitting diode, younger Japanese artists of his microcomputer by Ikegami program, electric wire, passive generation. Since then, Miyajima IC, sensor, smoke glass, stainless steel. © Tatsuo Miyajima; Courtesy has exhibited his work around Lisson Gallery. the world, including a 2019 solo exhibition at the Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum; a solo exhibition at the Espoo Museum, Helsinki until March 8, 2020; and in a group exhibition at Somerset House, London until February 23, 2020. The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is located at 1130 State St, Santa Barbara and is open Tuesday – Sunday 11am to 5pm, Free Thursday Evenings 5 – 8pm. Contact them at 805.963.4364 or visit www.sbma.net

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MorningStar Studio

Celebrate the Holidays with 10% off all gifts of art, and the gallery pays the tax!

MARCIA BURT T

Open House: Stop by Sunday, December 15th for Wassail, and Holiday goodies - 1 to 5pm.

Poetic License

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Anthony Askew • Dorothy Churchill-Johnson • Rod Lathim

Contemporary American Landscapes 517 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, CA 805 962-5588 www.artlacuna.com Marcia Burtt, Shaft of Sun, acrylic, 20x18 in., detail.

Hedy Price Paley

Through December 28th

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

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VOICE Magazine: December 20, 2019  

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

VOICE Magazine: December 20, 2019  

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