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In This Issue Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 7, 16, 20 Josef Woodard: Sounds About Town. . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 John Palminteri’s Community VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Harlan Green: Economic Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Community Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 SBAOR President: Brian Johnson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Monarchs return to Ellwood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Galleries & Art Venues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 - 2 3 * Español y Inglés

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Bob Bernhardt New Year’s Eve with

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New Year’s Eve Concert

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Santa Barbara Symphony’s

New Year’s Eve


By Renee Cooper / Santa Barbara Symphony


ANTA BARBARANS AND VISITORS alike can expect to party with panache from 8:30 to 10pm on December 31st when they join The Symphony for New Year’s Eve at the historic Granada Theatre. This popular concert has become a holiday tradition, and particularly with the return of Guest “pops” Conductor Bob Bernhardt, who’ll lead this orchestral celebration that features acclaimed Baritone Cedric Berry and Principal Pianist Natasha Kislenko in an array of Motown, movie music, and Gershwin favorites.

For more information or to purchase tickets scan this QR code, or visit bit.ly/voicenye, or contact The Granada Theatre box office at 805-899-2222.

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Recently, we caught up with Bernhardt to discuss why he so enjoys leading pops concerts and The Santa Barbara Symphony. Here’s what he had to say. Q: You have been conducting the Santa Barbara Symphony’s New Year’s Eve concerts for many years. What keeps you coming back for more?

A: From the very beginning over a decade ago, my time with the Santa Barbara Symphony has been a ‘family affair.’ Beyond the camaraderie with, and wonderful musicianship of, the orchestra itself, Nora and I have so enjoyed our New Year’s tradition here, and it’s become a gathering place for our friends and family over the years, kicking off the new year with people we care for. It’s both a personal and professional pleasure to be here!

Q: You have a lot of experience conducting symphonic ‘pops’ concerts. What is it about this particular genre you find most attractive and why?

A: I grew up as a lucky musical omnivore, hearing and loving music of all genres and styles; and my career has pretty much followed suit. As a Music Director, I’ve conducted classical subscription concerts, dozens of fully staged operas, pops concerts from Broadway to Hollywood to Rock and Roll, and educational programs consistently for nearly 40 years. Ten years ago, I stepped down from my last Music Directorship and decided to pursue Pops conducting (with the occasional opera and classical program thrown in along the way). While I have enjoyed, and largely adored, all aspects of my career, I have enormous fun in the pops genre, and I’ve tried in the past decade to ‘go toward my joy.’ Q: How is conducting pops music different from conducting traditional classical music?

A: I suppose that part of the difference is that pops concerts present works of shorter length than most classical concerts with a concerto or symphony on the bill. From a practical standpoint, there are fewer rehearsals given to pops programs than to classical ones. This requires an orchestra of fantastic players, as in Santa Barbara, who are skilled in Mahler and in Gershwin and in Baroque music and in Swing. They come to the rehearsal ready to play, and we work hard, have fun, and prepare for a great show. For me, while I’ve always tried to connect with my audiences, in pops concerts I usually talk to the audience frequently, setting up the

music we’re about to play, sometimes putting it in its historic framework, or just relaying an interesting point about the piece or its composer. I confess, I also work in a joke or two (or six) along the way. Perhaps the best part for me, and this applies to the last question as well, I am able in the pops genre to basically be myself, for better or worse, and for me, that is a beautiful gift. Q: The New Year’s Eve concert with the Santa Barbara Symphony is slated to include some Gershwin, Motown, and popular movie music. How did you go about choosing these particular pieces of music for this performance?

A: Our pops concert program is the result of a team effort, which is the way I love to work. The artistic team on the staff and I throw out ideas and concepts and titles, trying to come up with a formula our audience will particularly enjoy. I’ll often come up with most of the specific pieces, though some come from the team, and then we’ll tune it, and fine-tune it until we think we have a winner. Our soloists will suggest works they’d love to play or sing. Then it’s passed by Nir Kabaretti for his Music Director’s nod of approval, and onward we go! Q: The Symphony’s New Year’s Eve Concert is a fan favorite. Besides a wonderful night out, what do you hope that audiences will experience as their final night out of 2021?

A: As they’re leaving the hall, I hope our audience members are saying “That was fun!” or “Man, can that orchestra play!” or “I loved so many of the pieces they played tonight.” I simply hope they’ll be entertained, and perhaps remember that the Symphony plays a vital part in the cultural life of this community and is deserving of their support. I’m proud to be part of the family!

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Active Life Scientific Launches New Device to Measure Bone Tissue Health thousands of times stronger than pure calcium due to the protein that grows in between the shell plates. HEN IT COMES TO SUCCESSFULLY Upon further examination, they realized this same RUNNING, JUMPING, OR JUST WALKING protein is present in bone. Now, after over a decade of AROUND THE BLOCK, our bodies rely on development and being used in more than 35 published the same essential element — our bones. All independent clinical studies, the company has launched the too often, this health component diminishes as we age, OsteoProbe to specifically measure bone tissue and provide with many individuals not realizing the severity of their individuals with a personal Bone Score. deterioration until they experience a fracture. Determined In monitoring Bone Score to end this pattern, local medical changes, patients can take a more technology company Active Life preventative, comprehensive Scientific, Inc. has launched the approach to understanding their OsteoProbe, a new device that bone health than through a DEXA measures people’s bone tissue and scan alone. Given that DEXA scans evaluates it with a personal “Bone are not usually performed until a Score.” Through this, doctors can gain person is over 65 years of age, a Bone a more comprehensive understanding Score presents a new opportunity of patients’ overall bone health. for younger adults who may be “The first thing you think of concerned about their bone health when you think about bone is bone due to pre-existing conditions or density. This is a huge misconception. lifestyle practices. Lead is very dense. I wouldn’t build “It’s literally the most important my house out of lead,” explained tissue to you being able to move,” said Alexander Proctor, a founder and Peter Burks, Ph.D., CEO of Active Chief Technology Officer of Active Life Scientific. “Yet, we have nothing Life Scientific. “As an individual, that we pay attention to about our if you have enough bone and it’s bones until one of two things: one, we terrible, you could still have a really have a bad event, fracture, whatever life-changing fracture...” it might be, or two, we reach a certain Proctor founded Active Life point when we’re old... Our thought The OsteoProbe and Bone Score technology Scientific in 2007 along with Dr. process is what if people have the Paul Hansma, who was his professor ability, down the road, where there’s a data point that they when he studied physics at UC Santa Barbara. At first, can have at an annual physical, and maybe you start looking the company focused on collaborating between marine at it at a younger age?” biology and physics, principally examining abalone shells. Doctors determine patients’ Bone Scores through an Yet as time went on, Proctor and Hansma realized that in-office procedure with the OsteoProbe that physically tests even though abalone shells are 98 percent calcium, they are bone tissue at the microscopic level. Using a local anesthetic,

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SBCC Board of Trustees Elects 2022 Officers


ERVING THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS from Santa Barbara and beyond, Santa Barbara City College holds the mission of offering support and education opportunities to all individuals. www.sbcc.edu

KATE PARKER has been elected as the President of the SBCC District Board of Trustees for the 2022 calendar year. Representing Area 7 (Santa Barbara), she attended Carpinteria schools before attending UC Berkeley. She has lived in Santa Barbara since 1992, and served three terms on the SB Unified School District Board of Education beginning in 2006. In 2015, Parker earned her master’s degree in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University and worked as the library director at Cate School in Carpinteria.

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JONATHAN ABBOUD has been elected to serve as Vice President of the SBCC District Board of Trustees. A board member since 2014 representing Area 6 (Isla Vista, UCSB, and Hope Ranch), he is a first-generation American and college graduate. While earning his bachelor’s degree in Political Science at UC Santa Barbara, Abboud served as Associated Students President. After graduating, he helped co-found the Isla Vista Self Governance Initiative that was listed on the November 2016 ballot. Ultimately, this initiative led to the passing of the Isla Vista Community Services District.

Jim Hamilton Appointed Board Chair of Vitamin Angels JIM HAMILTON has been appointed the Chair of Vitamin Angels’ Board of Directors. He assumes this position with an established background in the natural products industry and strong leadership experience. These experiences span his acting as President, CEO, and Director of OmniActive Health Technologies as well as President of DSM Nutritional Products USA. He also previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Acasti Pharma, and is a current member of the Board of Directors of www.vitaminangels.org Council for Responsible Nutrition.

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UCSB to Begin Winter Quarter Remotely Due to Omicron Variant


ACED WITH RISING CASES OF THE COVID-19 OMICRON VARIANT NATIONWIDE AS ITS STUDENTS TRAVEL NEAR AND FAR OVER WINTER BREAK, UC Santa Barbara has announced that its winter term will begin with two weeks of remote courses. In-person classes will not resume until January 18th, though it has been stated this date is subject to change following a “reassessment of the situation” in the new year. “The decision to delay in-person teaching is related to the logistics of supporting students and instructors amid the uncertainties of the Omicron variant,” explained UCSB Chancellor Henry Yang in his December 21st message to the campus community. “Our assessment of the safety of UC Santa Barbara classrooms, instructional spaces, and workplaces has not changed. The uncertainty around Omicron poses a number of challenges for the start of in-person classes, including students and instructors who either test positive over winter break and cannot travel back to campus on time, or who test positive upon arrival and need to isolate.” Yang added that this two-week period will present faculty and students the chance to receive their COVID-19 booster doses, as well as opportunities to “navigate any COVID-related health issues or delays without the worry of missing classes.” Under current policy, all UCSB campus community members without an approved exemption are required to receive their COVID-19 booster vaccination. They are also required to receive their flu shot. “We are encouraging students to stay wherever they can best do their work during the period of remote instruction, and then testing before leaving home and upon arriving on campus,” said Yang. “Students who delay their return to campus are encouraged to return at least four days prior to the start of in-person instruction to be tested on campus.” Campus dining, housing, and other university facilities will continue to remain open during this transition to online learning for students who decide to remain in the area. UCSB is not alone in its decision to temporarily return to remote learning this January — as of December 22nd, UC Los Angeles, UC San Diego, UC Riverside, UC Santa Cruz, and UC Irvine have all announced that they will be online for the first two weeks of the winter quarter. UC Davis will also be offering remote classes, although only for the first week of the quarter.

For more information on UCSB COVID-19 policies and announcements, visit www.ucsb.edu/COVID-19-information/campus-updates

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SB Unified and Just Communities Central Coast Win Decision Against Fair Education SB


N A LANDMARK DECISION FOR LOCAL EDUCATION, Santa Barbara Unified School District and Just Communities Central Coast have won against allegations of unfair contracting practices brought by Fair Education Santa Barbara in a 2018 lawsuit. This lawsuit challenged SBUSD’s decision to offer voluntary implicit bias training for teachers and students provided by JCC, stating that it was a “radical” effort to “indoctrinate” students and staff members. A threejustice panel unanimously rejected these claims and supported SBUSD and JCCC in an appellate court hearing earlier this month. “SBUSD’s express purpose in deciding to provide anti-bias training was as a means of eradicating the persistent educational achievement gap among minority students,” wrote the Superior Court. “This is clearly a lawful purpose which is reasonably characterized as incidental to a valid educational purpose.” The court also rejected FESB’s additional statement that SBUSD needed to choose JCCC on the basis of lowest cost rather than the quality of their training. “This case was not really about a group that had an issue with the contracting process, but instead an attempt to sidetrack and interrupt the crucial equity work that is needed in order to transform the education system,” said SBUSD Board President Rose Muñoz. “This case was worth fighting for because to us it was always about the people in the system, not the contract process, and our people are always worth fighting for.” “Our school district teachers and leaders will continue the work on closing achievement gaps, improving academics and addressing the social and emotional needs of all students, especially the most vulnerable,” said SBUSD Superintendent Dr. Hilda Maldonado. “I am proud of this decision which recognizes the expertise of our educators’ decisions who know what’s best for students.” For more information on SB Unified, visit www.sbunified.org To learn about Just Communities Central Coast, visit www.just-communities.org

Tableaux Sonique Releases New Song, December: Dreaming Forward


S OF DECEMBER 21ST, THE WINTER SOLSTICE, THE BAND KNOWN AS TABLEAUX SONIQUE OFFICIALLY SPRINGS FORWARD INTO LIFE as a recording act. Enter the timely single December: Dreaming Forward, a bold and hopeful first step for the so-called “boho soul” group led by Portland-based chanteuse Shelly Rudolph and Santa Barbaran guitarist-conniver Joe Woodard. The gifted guest musician list showcases Chris Symer on bass(es), Tom Buckner on tenor sax, and drummer Austin Beede, with Portland’s Paul K. Ward doing the mixing/ mastering. The song is available on bandcamp, soundcloud, with other portals and formats to come. Born in the SoCal and NW back rooms/home studios during the pandemic lockdown, Tableaux Sonique has been a project in the works for a year-and-change. The band made a fortuitous live debut at the Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara last summer, as part of the Zach Gill-hosted shindig evening. Having worked on a healthy pile of original songs, slated for a debut album in 2022, Rudolph and Woodard decided to take an early leap into the fruitful fray. Timing is of the essence. December: Dreaming Forward was written by Woodard a year ago, as an ode to optimism, at a time when Joe Biden had landed in the White House and news of COVID vaccines lightened the load of global COVIDized gravitas. The song remains the same, newly relevant this December.

To listen to December: Dreaming Forward or learn more about Tableaux Sonique visit www.tableauxsonique.com

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SB Foundation Welcomes New Board of Trustees Members


OR OVER 90 YEARS, the Santa Barbara Foundation has supported local non-profit organizations and community projects across the county to improve residents’ quality of life. www.sbfoundation.org

PAMELA MACAL has built a law career focused on labor and employment law, in addition to supporting nonprofits. Her past experiences include supporting Girl Scouts USA in their restructuring and development of their employee benefits program. A Santa Maria local, Macal has also operated her third-generation family business with her husband Dan for the past ten years. A believer in giving back, Macal additionally supports Marian Regional Medical Hospital and Ronald McDonald House Charities in the Bay Area. She holds her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison.

Michael Pfau

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MICHAEL PFAU is one of the founding partners of the Santa Barbara-based law firm Reicker, Pfau, Pyle & McRoy LLP. Originally from Ohio, he has come to call the Central Coast home, giving back in numerous ways, including serving on the boards of SB Angel Alliance, UCSB Economic Forecast Project, SB Region Chamber of Commerce, United Boys and Girls Club, and SB Public Education Fund. Pfau also was a co-founder of Business First National Bank. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Boston College Law School and a Master of Laws degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

ALEXANDER SIMAS has worked in leadership roles with the law firm Kirk & Simas since 1970. A Santa Maria local, Simas’ additional experiences include serving as City Attorney for the City of Guadalupe, counsel for the Oceano Community Services District, and as special counsel to the Santa Maria Cemetery District and the Allan Hancock Joint Community College District. Beyond the SB Foundation, he has previously served on the Board of Directors for Heritage Oaks Bank, Boys and Girls Club of Santa Maria, and more. He earned his Juris Doctor degree with honors from Santa Clara University.


Hillside Hosts Mobile COVID Vaccination and Booster Clinic for Neighbors and Residents


N A HEARTWARMING DISPLAY OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT, Hillside hosted a Mobile COVID Vaccination/Booster Clinic at its facility in Hidden Valley. A Santa Barbara residential care facility for adults living with intellectual and development disabilities, Hillside teamed up with the SB County Public Health Department, Veronica Springs Neighborhood Association, and the Hidden Valley Homeowners Association to host the event. More than 120 staff, community members, and Hillside neighbors were vaccinated against COVID-19. “We are hopeful this will be the first of many new ‘good neighbor’ programs, services, events, and activities Hillside can offer to further build and strengthen our relationships with our neighbors, and promote the health and vitality of our www.hillsidesb.org community at large,” read a statement released by Hillside.

Pacific Pride Foundation Awarded $10,000 Grant From Fund for SB

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ZOHAR ZIV works as an active director, advisor, and investor in both for and non-profit sectors. Altogether, he holds more than 30 years of executive management experience, with positions including Chief Operating Officer of Deckers Outdoor Corporation, Chief Financial Officer for various diversified companies, and Treasurer of an international fluid transfer equipment company. Currently, Ziv serves on the Foundation Board of California State University Channel Islands and the Finance Committee of SB City College, and is a partner with the SB Social Venture Zohar Ziv Partners. He earned his Master of Business Administration in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird).

Foodbank to Distribute Holiday Foods, Diapers, and COVID-19 Home Test Kits


UST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County will be hosting a special distribution between 11am to 2pm on Friday, December 24th at Franklin Elementary School, located at 1111 E. Mason Street. Food items to be distributed will include whole turkeys, fresh bread and milk, boxes of nutritious grocery items, and bags of fruit and vegetables. In addition, individuals in need can receive diapers in four different sizes and free COVID-19 Home Test Kits. These items will be distributed among 300 households while supplies last.

To learn more or donate to the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, visit www.foodbanksbc.org

N A KEY MOVE TOWARD SUPPORTING SOCIAL JUSTICE PROGRAMMING, The Fund for Santa Barbara recently awarded Pacific Pride Foundation with a $10,000 grant. A non-traditional community foundation that supports organizations that push for progressive social change in SB County, The FUND presented this award to PPF so that the non-profit may continue its efforts to advocate for rights, visibility, and wellness for local LGBTQ+ and HIV-impacted communities. “Pacific Pride Foundation is thrilled to be partnering with the FUND in our continued efforts to advocate for rights, visibility, and wellness for LGBTQ+ and HIVimpacted communities in Santa Barbara County,” said PPF’s Executive Director Kristin Flickinger. “The history of the LGBTQ+ movement is one of community action and advocacy, from Stonewall to ACT UP, and beyond.” Specifically, this grant will support PPF staff and supply costs for a number of its 2022 social change initiatives, including anti-racism/social justice training for staff and board, the Pacific Pride Festival, and monthly Rainbow Roundtables that bring together LGBTQ+ peer-led affinity groups in SB County for dialogues and collaborative advocacy efforts. www.pacificpridefoundation.org

City of Goleta Grant Funds Available for Local Nonprofits


RE YOU INVOLVED WITH A LOCAL NONPROFIT THAT CURRENTLY SERVES GOLETA RESIDENTS? The City of Goleta has opened applications for area nonprofits to receive grant funding. With more than $100,000 in funds available, applications for both the Goleta City Grant and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs will remain open online until the January 28th, 2022 deadline. Goleta City Grant Program awardees may receive up to $5,000 to benefit programs that support the Goleta community. This includes nonprofit organizations that address local education, Goleta-oriented special events and projects, and cultural activities including dance, music, art, and recreation. Community Development Block Grant funding supports organizations that help low-income seniors, residents, and individuals experiencing homelessness. Its recipients are organizations that support the City of Goleta’s Five Year Consolidated Plan and apply for at least $10,000 in support. To learn more and apply, visit www.cityofgoleta.org/i-want-to/apply-for/grants or contact Shanna Dawson with the City of Goleta Neighborhood Services Department at sdawson@cityofgoleta.org


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December 24, 2021 enter on a bright and beautiful life.” Drive My Car, as of this writing, has been recognized with the Best Film awards from the New York Film Critics Circle and the Los Angeles Film Critics, prestigious critical stamps of approval.

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Impactful Foreign Films of 2021:


Paolo Sorrentino during SBIFF interview

WO FILMS ARE GARNERING DESERVED POSITIVE CRITICAL ATTENTION during the 2021 yearend film release splash. The Hand of God from Italy and Drive My Car from Japan are international movies shot in captivating locations in their respective countries. With each narrative grappling with heavy doses of loss and grief, they are carefully cast to screenplays written by their respective directors.

and also won the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival in September. The director and his young star were guests at a screening sponsored by the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and both were delightfully interviewed by Roger Durling after the screening where they discussed the challenges of filming this cinema memoir.

Maverick filmmaking is definitely vital in this day and age and these films demonstrate personal imprints, that hover over emotional minefields.

Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Drive My Car features a remarkable cast and urban settings in Hiroshima. The film stars Hidetoshi Nishijima as the theatre actordirector, and also features Tok Miura as the young female driver. Director Hamaguchi is an emerging talent on the cinematic world stage. Drive My Car proffers a subtle touch structured intriguingly in three acts.

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scene, (played by Korean actress Park Yoo-rim who portrays Sonja from Anton Chekhov’s great drama Uncle Vanya) unfolds as follows: “And when our final hour comes, we shall meet it humbly, and there beyond the grave, we shall say that we have known suffering and tears, that our life was bitter. And God will pity us. Ah, then, dear, dear Drive My Car with Hidetoshi Nishijima and Tok Miura Uncle, we shall

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Paolo Sorrentino, the famed awardwinning director from Italy has made an autobiographical tale of his own youthful struggles in The Hand Even with an of God. The introductory prologue experience is of 40 minutes, the film is a ravishing filled with eroticism and cup of cinema melancholy. The cast with reference is exceptional and the to Fellini, script built upon a thin Zeffirelli, short story from the Visconti, and Japanese novelist Haruki Rossellini, Filippo Scotti as Fabietto, Teresa Saponangelo as Murakami is fascinating, all titans of Maria Schisa, and Toni Servillo as Saverio Schisa a compassionate take on earlier postlost souls. Also unusual war Italian is how well the film interacts with classical filmmaking. The story is set in Naples theatre, and the play-within-a-play device giving audiences a glimpse of Italian reveals believable moments of shared family life that is sometimes violent and humanity. There are also some memorably sometimes darkly humorous. stark shots of mountainous Japan in The main character is a sometimes winter as well as absorbing scenes taking despondent teenager who experiences an place in the confines of a treasured red unlikely trauma and the film follows his Saab sedan. The film is a little like Polishemergence out of despair, an exhilarating French filmmaker’s Krzysztof Kieślowski’s journey. Throughout the film there are masterpiece Three Colours: Blue from inventive shots of the Naples coastline 1993. and quirky family characters. As in any

Filippo Scotti during SBIFF interview

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By Robert F. Adams, Special to VOICE

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The Hand of God and Drive My Car

The Hand of God can now be seen on Netflix and Drive My Car will be screening at the Riviera through December 30th (www.sbiffriviera.com). These features are worth the trip to their international destinations as they represent the top shelf of the very best films released this year. n

Sorrentino film, the colors, lighting, and compositions are vivid.

The director assembled an excellent cast including Filippo Scotti as the young protagonist Fabietto, Lussa Ranieri as the sexy and strange aunt-in-law, and veteran actor Toni Servillo playing Fabietto’s father. Servillo was also the lead in Sorrentino’s masterpiece The Great Beauty from 2014. The Hand of God premiered at Cannes earlier this year, was a highlight at Telluride Film Festival,

Drive My Car steers to the finish line with an emotionally powerful conclusion at the end of the second act. A deaf actress’s exquisite and expressively signed

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

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SBIFF SETS DATE TO HONOR WILL SMITH AND AUJANUE ELLIS Two of Hollywood’s brightest stars, Will Smith and Aujanue Ellis, will visit Santa Barbara to receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Outstanding Performers of the Year Award on Sunday, March 6th. This great honor will be bestowed upon Smith and Ellis following their inspiring, heartfelt performances as Venus and Serena Williams’ parents in the critically-acclaimed film King Richard. For more information and to purchase tickets when they become available, visit www.sbiff.org

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Dos de las estrellas más brillantes de Hollywood, Will Smith y Aujanue Ellis, visitarán Santa Bárbara para recibir el premio a los Intérpretes Destacados del Año del Festival Internacional de Cine de Santa Bárbara el domingo, 6 de marzo. Este gran honor se otorgará a Smith y Ellis luego de sus inspiradoras y sentidas interpretaciones como los padres de Venus y Serena Williams en la película aclamada por la crítica King Richard. Para obtener más información y comprar boletos cuando estén disponibles, visita www.sbiff.org

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Sing 2* (PG): Fri-Thu: 12:00, 1:20, 2:35, 3:55, 5:10, 6:30, 7:45. West Side Story (PG13) Fri-Thu: 1 2:20, 3:40, 7:00. PRIVATE RENTALS: BOOK ONLINE: Wed 11:00.


Licorice Pizza* (R): Fri: 4:30, 7:30. Sat-Thu: 12:00, 3:00, 6:20, 9:20. The King’s Man* (R): Fri: 1:10, 4:05, 7:00. Sat-Thu: 1:10, 4:05, 7:00, 9:55. The Matrix Resurrection* (R): Fri: 12:15, 1:45, 3:30, 5:00, 6:45, 8:15. Sat-Thu: 11:45, 1:30, 3:15, 4:45, 6:30, 8:00, 9:45. Spider-Man: No Way Home* (PG13): Fri: 11:45, 12:45, 1:30, 3:15, 4:45, 6:30, 8:00. Sat-Thu: 12:15, 1:45, 3:30, 5:00, 6:45, 8:15, 10:00.


Wrap gifts while supporting LifeChronicles • Paseo Nuevo • 12-8pm Fr, 12/17through 12/24.

ESTACIÓN DE ENVOLTURA DE REGALOS Envuelve regalos mientras apoyas a Life Chronicles • Paseo Nuevo • 12-8pm viernes, 12/17 hasta 12/24.



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


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

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A Journal for Jordan* (PG-13): Fri: 3:45, 6:45. Sat-Thu: 1:00, 3:45, 6:45, 9:40. American Underdog* (PG): Fri: 3:55, 6:30. Sat-Thu: 1:10, 3:55, 6:30, 9:05. Spider-Man: No Way Home* (PG13): Fri: 1:30(LP), 2:45, 5:00(LP), 6:15. Sat, Mon-Thu: 1:30(LP), 2:45, 5:00(LP), 6:15, 8:30(LP), 9:30. Sun: 11:30, 1:30(LP), 2:45, 5:00(LP), 6:15, 8:30(LP), 9:30. PRIVATE RENTALS: BOOK ONLINE: Fri: 1:20.

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NORTH S.B. COUNTY THEATRES Movie Listings for 12/24/21-12/31/21 MOVIES LOMPOC • (805) 736-1558 / 736-0146 SPIDERMAN: NO WAY HOME -PG13Daily 3:45-7 SING 2 -PGDaily 2-4:30-7 THE KING’S MAN -RDaily 3:45-7 THE MATRIX: RESURRECTIONS -RDaily 3:45-7 HI-WAY DRIVE-IN, SANTA MARIA (805) 937-3515

SPIDERMAN: NO WAY HOME -PG13Starts @ 7 General Admission $11.50 / Kids $8.50 / Seniors $8 BOX OFFICE OPEN 6:15-8pm Su-We-Thu|Drive-In Closed Mon & Tu, 12/24 & 12/25 for Christmas| RADIO ACTIVE @ 92.1 FM • Find Us On Facebook – Hi Way Drive In PARKS PLAZA – CLOSED • (805) 688-7434 All Screens Now Presented In Dolby Digital Projection and Dolby Digital Sound!


The King’s Man* (R): Fri: 11:40, 1:00, 4:00, 5:30, 7:00. Sat-Thu: 11:40, 1:00, 4:00, 5:30, 7:00, 8:30. Sing 2* (PG13): Fri: 11:30, 12:30, 2:10, 3:10, 4:45, 5:45, 7:20 Sat-Thu: 11:30, 12:30, 2:10, 3:10, 4:45, 5:45, 7:20, 8:20. Nightmare Alley (R): Fri-Thu: 5:00, HITCHCOCK 8:05. 371 South Hitchcock Way Encanto (PG): Fri-Thu: 11:50, 2:25. SANTA BARBARA 805-682-6512 PRIVATE RENTALS: BOOK ONLINE: Red Rocket (R): Fri-Sun: 2:05, 4:45, Fri-Thu: 2:40. 7:45. Mon-Thu: 4:45, 7:45. PA S E O N U E V O The Tender Bar (R): Fri-Sun: 2:15, 8 WEST DE LA GUERRA STREET SANTA BARBARA 5:00, 7:30. Mon-Thu: 5:00, 7:30. 805-965-7451 Licorice Pizza* (R): Fri: 4:30, 7:45. Sat-Thu: 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30. ARLINGTON The Matrix Resurrection* (R): 1:30, 1317 STATE STREET SANTA BARBARA 3:00, 4:45, 6:15, 8:00. Sat: 1:30, 3:00, 805-963-9580 4:45, 6:15, 8:00, 9:40. Sun-Thu: 11:45, 1:30, 3:00, 4:45, 6:15, 8:00, 9:40. Spider-Man: No Way Home* (PG13): West Side Story (PG13): Fri-Thu: Fri-Thur: 12:30, 4:00, 7:30. 12:40, 4:00, 7:30.

Saturday • sábado 12.25.21

FRI, SAT: 1:30pm, 7:30pm / SUN: 5:00pm MON, WED: 4:00pm / TUES, THURS: 7:30pm






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


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Welcome 2022 In Style!

Dale la bienvenida a 2022

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hether you’re searching for fun, family-friendly ways to ring in the New Year, preparing personal resolutions, or anticipating a classy and festive soiree, Santa Barbara offers something for everyone. Here are some community events you’ll be tempted to take in this New Year’s Eve and beyond. a sea que estés buscando formas divertidas y familiares de recibir el Año Nuevo, preparando resoluciones personales o anticipando una velada festiva y elegante, Santa Bárbara ofrece algo para todos. A continuación, se muestran algunos eventos comunitarios que dará la tentación de disfrutar en la víspera de Año Nuevo y más allá.



Festive activities, rooftop dance party, and more • MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation • $15-19 general $8-12 members • https://tinyurl.com/2v9e5r4c • 9:30am-12:30pm Fr, 12/31.

Photo courtesy of Rosewood Miramar Beach

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Actividades festivas, fiesta de baile en la azotea y más • MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation • $1519 general $8-12 miembros • https://tinyurl.com/2v9e5r4c • 9:30am-12:30pm viernes, 12/31.

In Person & Online Activities for Everyone Actividades en persona y en línea para todos NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH THE SYMPHONY

New Year Eve’s with Gershwin and more • BILINGUAL Celebrate / BILINGÜE Granada Theatre • $56-256 • www.granadasb.org •

Enjoy a New Year’s Eve Like You’ve Never Seen Before at Rosewood Miramar Beach, 8:30pm1:30am Friday, December 31st

8:30pm Fr, 12/31.

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

La profesora Julie Ann Brown recorre el centro / BILINGÜE Sunday • domingo 12.26.21BILINGUAL de Santa Bárbara compartiendo las historias de


los fantasmas residentes locales • $ 35-$150 • www.sbghosttour.com

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

Monday • lunes 12.27.21








Celebración de Año Nuevo con música Gershwin y más • Teatro Granada • $56-256 • www.granadasb.org • 8:30pm viernes, 12/31. A black-tie, speakeasy-inspired soiree • The Chandelier Ballroom at Rosewood Miramar Beach, Montecito • $200, special packages available • https://tinyurl.com/3hxmax6t • RSVP with miramar.nye@rosewoodhotels.com • 8:30pm-1:30am Fr, 12/31.

NOCHEVIEJA COMO NUNCA ANTES LA HABÍAS VISTO Una velada de gala, inspirada en un bar clandestino • The Chandelier Ballroom en Rosewood Miramar Beach, Montecito • $200, paquetes especiales disponibles • https://tinyurl.com/3hxmax6t • Reserva tu lugar: miramar.nye@rosewoodhotels.com • 8:30pm-1:30am viernes, 12/31.



Virtual cooking class • Rooted SB County • Free • https://tinyurl.com/mrwyfwb5 • 5:30pm Tu, 12/28.


Clase de cocina virtual • Rooted SB County • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/mrwyfwb5 • 5:30pm martes, 12/28.


Mowtown dance party with DJ Gavin Roy • SOhO Restaurant & Music Club • $8 • www.sohosb.com • 6pm Mo, 12/27.


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


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

A new year’s nature immersion experience • SB Botanic Garden • $35 • https://tinyurl.com/53b8uudn • 8:30-10:30am Su, 1/2.

BAÑOS DE BOSQUE PARA LA SALUD Y EL BIENESTAR Una experiencia de inmersión en la naturaleza de año nuevo • SB Botanic Garden • $35 • https://tinyurl.com/53b8uudn • 8:30-10:30am domingo, 1/2.


and online meetings • RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/hnkfvb9t • 4-5:30pm We.

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




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


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


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

Jazz concert from this local group • SOhO Restaurant & Music Club • $10 • www.sohosb. com • 7:30pm Tu, 12/28.


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

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


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




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

Psych-rock y R&B por Con Brio• SOhO Restaurant & Music Club • $35-110 • www.sohosb.com • 9pm viernes, 12/31.

Concierto de jazz de este grupo local• SOhO Restaurant & Music Club • $10 • www.sohosb. com • 7:30pm martes, 12/28.

LUNESfor DE MOTOWN In Person Online Everyone RANCHO LA PATERA &&STOW HOUSE Activities Take a tour, support the Museum Store, or enjoy Fiesta de baile de Motown con DJ Gavin Roy • Music Club • $8 • Actividades en persona• ySOhO en Restaurant línea &para todos the beautiful grounds • www.goletahistory.org www.sohosb.com • 6pm lunes, 12/27. 11am to 2pm weekends.

Psych-rock and R&B by Con Brio • SOhO Restaurant & Music Club • $35-110 • www.sohosb.com • 9pm Fr, 12/31.




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New Years Eve Bash with Psych-rock and R&B band Con Brio at SOhO!

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

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Group for LGBTQ+ youth of color • Pacific Pride Foundation • Free • Alternating in-person

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Photo courtesy of Lane Peters

December 24, 2021

COMING SOON: THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY Bridge Over Troubled Water. The Sound of Silence. Mrs. Robinson. When it comes to crafting a musical masterpiece, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel can’t be beat. Now, the Broadway in Santa Barbara Series will present The Simon & Garfunkel Story, an immersive concert-style theater show, at the Granada Theatre at 7:30pm Wednesday, January 5th. Tickets ($56-81) are available at www.granadasb.org Puente sobre aguas turbulentas. El sonido del silencio. Señora robinson. Cuando se trata de crear una obra maestra musical, Paul Simon y Art Garfunkel son inmejorables. Ahora, la serie Broadway en Santa Bárbara presentará The Simon & Garfunkel Story, un espectáculo de teatro inmersivo al estilo de un concierto, en el Teatro Granada a las 7:30pm el miércoles, 5 de enero. Los boletos ($56-81) están disponibles en www.granadasb.org


Photography by Ralph A. Clevenger & Friends Chiara Salomoni John Kelsey Beatriz Moino Eryn Brydon Liz Grady On exhibit now through March 31, 2022

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



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


Los comediantes locales • Mel’s Cocktail Lounge, 209 W Carrillo St., SB • 7pm miércoles.

Thursday • jueves




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


Sponsored by: George H. and Olive J. Griffiths Charitable Foundation, Mimi Michaelis, Jack Mithun and Mercedes Millington, June G. Outhwaite Charitable Trust, Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation, and the Wood-Claeyssens Foundation

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



Psych-rock y R&B por Con Brio• SOhO Restaurant & Music Club • $35-110 • www.sohosb.com • 9pm viernes, 12/31.



Festive activities, rooftop dance party, and more • MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation • $15-19 general $8-12 members • https://tinyurl.com/2v9e5r4c • 9:30am12:30pm Fr, 12/31.


Actividades festivas, fiesta de baile en la azotea y más • MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation • $15-19 general $8-12 miembros • https://tinyurl.com/2v9e5r4c • 9:30am-12:30pm viernes, 12/31.


A black-tie, speakeasy-inspired soiree • The Chandelier Ballroom at Rosewood Miramar Beach, Montecito • $200, special packages available • https://tinyurl.com/3hxmax6t • RSVP with miramar.nye@rosewoodhotels.com • 8:30pm1:30am Fr, 12/31.




Saturday • sábado

Located on the 900 & 1000 blocks of State St between Carrillo and Figueroa Sts • 3 to 7:30pm Thursdays • https://tinyurl.com/yx9v4pmd Ubicado en las cuadras 900 y 1000 de la Calle State entre las Calles Carrillo y Figueroa • 3 a 7:30pm los jueves • https://tinyurl.com/yx9v4pmd


New Year’s celebration with Gershwin and more • Granada Theatre • $56-256 • www.granadasb.org • 8:30pm Fr, 12/31.


Celebración de Año Nuevo con Gershwin y más • Teatro Granada • $56-256 • www.granadasb.org • 8:30pm viernes, 12/31.


Happy New Year!

12.31.21 Sunday • domingo


113 Harbor Way, Ste 190, Santa Barbara, CA 93109 • sbmm.org • 805-962-8404

Psych-rock and R&B by Con Brio • SOhO Restaurant & Music Club • $35-110 • www.sohosb.com • 9pm Fr, 12/31.

Una velada de gala, inspirada en un bar clandestino • The Chandelier Ballroom en Rosewood Miramar Beach, Montecito • $200, paquetes especiales disponibles • https://tinyurl.com/3hxmax6t • Reserva tu lugar: miramar.nye@rosewoodhotels.com • 8:30pm-1:30am viernes, 12/31.

Friday • viernes sbmm.org





A new year’s nature immersion experience • SB Botanic Garden • https://tinyurl.com/53b8uudn • $35 • 8:30-10:30am Su, 1/2.

BAÑOS DE BOSQUE PARA LA SALUD Y EL BIENESTAR Una experiencia de inmersión en la naturaleza de año nuevo • SB Botanic Garden • $35 • https://tinyurl.com/53b8uudn • 8:30-10:30am domingo, 1/2.


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December 24, 2021

What’s on Your Dance Card?

Dancing Into the New Year

Photo courtesy of UCSB Arts & Lectures

UCSB Arts & Lectures will then welcome Ballet Hispánico back to the Granada stage for Noche de Oro: A Celebration of 50 Years. A New York-based company, Ballet Hispánico shines a spotlight on Latinx cultures through ingenious dance performances. Their 50th Anniversary show will include Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Tiburones, which was inspired by West Side Story, as well as choreography by the widely-celebrated Gustavo Ramírez Sansano and Vicente Nebrada. The show will take place at the Granada Theatre at 8pm, Friday, January 21st ($51-66, UCSB students free). “A&L’s theme this year is Creating Hope, and bringing these companies back to the stage is certainly doing that for us,” said Caitlin O’Hara, Arts & Lectures Director of Public Lectures & Special Initiatives. Visits by “these renowned companies such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Company and the Joffrey Ballet have been years in the making, after being canceled due to COVID-19. Santa Barbara is such a dance community; we hope that going back to the theater to see such beautiful artistry will fill everyone with joy and, I’ll say it again, hope.”

Critically-acclaimed choreographer Kyle Abraham and his company Abraham.In.Motion (A.I.M) will showcase their skills in An Untitled Love at 7pm, Sunday, February 13th at UCSB’s Campbell Hall ($15-40). Known for his distinctive style of blending contemporary, ballet, hip-hop, and modern dance, Abraham’s choreography stuns audiences with its originality. An Untitled Love brings these traits to the forefront, emphasizing culture and family with R&B artist D’Angelo’s music.

Yannick Lebrun with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Rebound: UCSB Dance Company 2021-22 will showcase new works by guest choreographers Yusha-Marie Solzano, Derion Loman, Madison Olandt, Joshua Manculich, and Nancy Colahan at 7pm, Thursday, and Friday, March 3rd and 4th at the university’s Ballet Studio ($11-15). Organized under the artistic direction of the Department of Theater and Dance’s Delila Moseley, the night will also feature reimaginings of the iconic José Limón. Altogether, the show will demonstrate the sheer range of emotions able to be related through dance.

A celebration and showcase of local students’ talents will start April’s shows as the UCSB Department of Theater and Dance hosts its Spring Dance Concert. Led by concert director Brandon Whited, six senior BFA Dance students will perform their original capstone choreographies at UCSB’s Hatlen Theater. Heightening the anticipation, the UCSB Dance Company will also perform their new repertory before they embark on their European tour. Shows will be held Thursday, April 7th through Sunday, April 10th ($13-19). A unifying force in the world of dance, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is unmatched in their ability to relate intense and intimate emotions with passion and grace. UCSB Arts & Lectures will host this innovative company at the Granada Theatre on Wednesday and Thursday April 13th and 14th ($51-131, UCSB students free). This State Street Ballet will present Sleeping Beauty spring’s performance will encompass the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s quintessential numbers, such as Alvin Ailey’s Revelations, as well as new works. The Santa Barbara community can then gain insight into the perspectives of UCSB BA Dance students as they perform their Senior Dance Solos at 1pm and 7pm, Saturday, April 30th, and at 1pm, Sunday, May 1st. Mentored by the Department of Theater and Dance’s Christina McCarthy, these solos present each choreographer with the opportunity to explore their artistic voice through experimental processes. The solos will be performed with free admission at UCSB’s Ballet Studio. Photo by Carrie Schneider

Audiences will be transported

UCSB Arts & Lectures then invites the community to learn about the evolution of the Memphis Jookin’ dance style with Memphis Jookin’: The Show. Featuring dance artist Lil Buck, a leading choreographer of the style, viewers will experience the story of Memphis Jookin’ from its origins as a local street dance to the present day. Add a team of eight additional professional dancers and a DJ, and this 8pm Tuesday, March 8th show at the Granada Theatre becomes a must-see ($16-61).

Photo by David Bazemore

Photo by Andrew Eccles

Kicking off this vibrant dance season will be UCSB Department of Theater and Dance’s 2022 Santa Barbara Dance Theater, under the artistic direction of Assistant Professor of Dance/Director of Dance Performance Brandon Whited. In its 45th Anniversary Season, the performance will engage the Santa Barbara community with UCSB’s creativity by featuring solos from UCSB Senior Lecturer Nancy Colahan’s Pandemic Suite, UCSB Dance Alumna Weslie Ching’s I Don’t Exist Ballet Hispánico will present a special 50th Anniversary Show Anymore, and a host of professional dancers. Performances will be held at Thursday, January 13th through the 16th at the UCSB Performing Arts Theater (Tickets $13-19).

into a world filled with magic and hope when the State Street Ballet performs its original take on the classic fairytale Sleeping Beauty at the Granada Theatre. With a stage full of graceful dancers delicately moving to Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable music, this world premiere event will introduce new choreography and themes to present a wholly compelling work of art. The performance will be UCSB Dance Company performing Mazurkas, choreographed by José Limón held 7:30pm, Saturday, March 5th ($26-106). “It is with great joy and gratitude that we look forward to bringing our full-length Sleeping Beauty to The Granada in the spring of 2022,” said Leila Drake Fossek, State Street Ballet’s Director of Communications. “The world shut down in March of 2020, the day before this premiere was to have its debut to a sold-out crowd. Since then we have been eagerly looking forward to bringing it to the stage, for our Santa Barbara audiences.” Photo by Stephen Sherrill


By Daisy Scott / VOICE

WIRLING SKIRTS, MESMERIZING MOVES, AND JOYFUL EXPRESSIONS OF CREATIVITY THROUGH DANCE will dazzle Santa Barbara in the early months of 2022. Ten stunning displays of locally and nationally celebrated talent are scheduled to grace area stages. With tickets available for online purchase as of this month, here is your guide to preparing to join in the fun and anticipation.

An Unitled Love by Kyle Abraham and A.I.M

Inviting locals to a comprehensive celebration of its history and future, The State Street Ballet will host A Gala Performance at 7:30pm, Saturday, April 30th at the Lobero Theatre ($45-250). A splendid display of performances spanning the company’s past 27 years of work, with choreography by Artistic Directors Rodney Gustafson and William Soleau, dance pieces will include Appalachian Spring, The Balcony Pas de Deux from Romeo and Juliet, and more. Attendees with Premier and VIP tickets can also anticipate a pre-performance champagne toast and a post-reception.

December 24, 2021

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December 24, 2021

Tree-of-the-Month, December 2021:

HE TORREY PINE is thought to be the rarest pine species in North America. It is endemic only to two small areas, both in California: in the Torrey Pines State Natural Preserve located at Del Mar in San Diego County; and, on the eastern end of Santa Rosa Island, just off the coast of Santa Barbara. Unfortunately, it is now considered a critically endangered species, with its total wild population having declined from 9,000 trees in the 1970s to currently less than 4,500 trees. Fortunately, it has been cultivated by nurserymen since the late 1800s and has subsequently been planted outside its two natural areas, so it is not in danger of going extinct at this time. Interestingly, Torrey Pines in the wild will develop into shapes and sizes that are dramatically different from those that are cultivated. These morphological differences are due to the often drastically varied soil and weather conditions in the locations where they grow naturally and where they have been planted. Native Torrey Pine Torrey Pine Cone stands are found in coastal sage-scrub plant communities, where they suffer from nutrient-poor, dry, sandy soil - and must bear the effects of salt-sprayed winds that blow directly onshore from the Pacific Ocean. These harsh conditions result in wild trees having slow growth, with wind-whipped, stunted, and often contorted forms of both trunks and branches, and a maximum height of only 20 to 50 feet. Not surprisingly, a Torrey Pine that is cultivated from seed and then given the lifetime benefits of deep rich soil, additional irrigation, and wind protection, is much faster-growing and will develop a straight trunk, widely spaced branches, and an open symmetrical crown that spreads widely at the top. At maturity, a cultivated tree can dominate the landscape with an impressive height of over 100 feet, branch spread of over 60 feet, and a trunk diameter exceeding 8 feet. This tree certainly needs to be planted in a location that provides it with room to grow! In addition to its growth habit, Torrey Pine is identified by its long needles and its cones. The green to gray-green needles develop in fascicles (bundles) of five needles. Individual needles are 8- to 12-inches long that will stay on the tree for up to three years. These needles are considered the stiffest and thickest of any pine in North American. Torrey Pine Bark Torrey Pine is monecious, meaning that female cones and male cones appear on the same tree. The cones, called strobili, emerge in January and February. The 1-inch-long pollen (male) cones develop in catkin-like clusters at the ends of twigs and produce copious amounts of yellow pollen that is dispersed by the wind. After pollination, the female seed cones develop on elongated stalks along the branches, mature slowly over three years until they are solid and heavy and 4- to 6- inches long and 4- to 5-inches wide, and ultimately bear two hard dark-brown seeds at the base of each cone

scale. When young, seed cones are yellow; when fully mature, they turn a chocolate brown, gradually spread open their scales, and begin to release their seeds; mature seed cones can persist on the tree for over five years. The obovoid-shaped seeds are ½- to 1-inch long with a ½-inch long papery wing. The seeds are dispersed primarily by scrub jays and small mammals. The seeds hold edible nuts (often called “pine nuts”) that were a highly nutritious and important food source for our local indigenous native peoples, the Kumeyaay and the Chumash. The bark develops dark-gray plates that flake off to reveal a red-brown color underneath. On old trees, the bark will become furrowed with irregular, elongate, flat, sometimes scaly ridges. The botanical name for Torrey Pine is Pinus torreyana. The genus, Pinus, is Latin for “pines;” the specific epithet, torreyanna, honors Dr. John Torrey (1796 - 1873), an American botanist. Other common names for the Torrey Pine include “Soledad Pine,” “Lone Pine,” and “Del Mar Pine.” Some older reference sources have Torrey Pine Bark Pinus torreyanna listed the Torrey Pine populations in commercial plantings. San Diego County and on Santa Rosa Island as separate subspecies. However, Torrey Pine provides good soil stabilization and recent genetic analysis has found that both screening on coastal bluffs and hillsides. It makes populations have identical DNA. This a picturesque large tree for parks and large-scale discovery has been noted as support for landscapes. the concept of the spreading of global tectonic plates Mature examples of Torrey Pine can be seen on the bolstering the idea that the two areas where Torrey Pines west hillside of Oak Park (planted by Dr. Doremus in are endemic were once geographically adjacent to one 1910); specimens of varying ages stand in the Santa another, but have been forced apart over the millennia by Barbara Cemetery; one in Shoreline Park; several on Cima the movement of the Pacific Plate (where the Santa Rosa stand is found) north and away from the North American Linda Lane; some are intermingled with other trees on the north side of Modoc Road between Palermo Drive and plate (where the San Diego County stand is found). Calle De Los Amigos; there is a row of eleven trees, which Several Torrey Pines have been found to be more than were planted in 1994, as a screen along the south side of 200 years old. The largest known specimen stands right in the Tajiquas Landfill west of Goleta - unfortunately, these the heart of our neighboring community of Carpinteria. had their bottom foliage scorched during the recent Alisal This remarkable tree is known as the “Wardholme Torrey Fire, though they should survive. Pine” (named after the original landowner, Judge Thomas Tree-of-the-Month articles are sponsored by Santa Barbara Ward) and was the first designated historical landmark in Beautiful, whose mission includes increasing public awareness Carpinteria. It was planted in 1888 as a seedling collected appreciation of Santa Barbara’s many outstanding trees on Santa Rosa Island. It now stands over 125 feet tall, with and and, in a long-time partnership with the City Parks & Recreation a spread of 130 feet and a trunk circumference of nearly Department, the funding and planting of trees along the City’s 25 feet! It has sustained storm damage in recent years, streets. but it is still handsome - and well worth a visit to see it in Those who wish to honor a special someone can do so with Carpinteria. an attractive commemorative marker that will be installed at the base of an existing street tree in the City of Santa Barbara. Torrey Pine grows best in full sun with well-drained Because Santa Barbara Beautiful has participated in the planting sandy loam soil. It is drought-tolerant and, when to date of over 13,000 street trees, there are plenty of trees from which to choose! Application forms are available at established, can survive on our normal rainfall in areas www.sbbeautiful.org blessed with spring and summer fog. Understandably, it will grow much faster, larger, and denser with supplemental irrigation. Torrey Pine is cold hardy to between 10° and 20°F. It is relatively pest-free in cultivation; however, in the Designate a tree as a tribute to a family member or friend. wild, its needles may be eaten by moth caterpillars and can be afflicted with branchSanta Barbara Beautiful mutating “witches’ broom” has funded more than 13,000 growth (a small mass of overgrown twigs). street trees in Santa Barbara! Like most pines, its wood Find out more at www.SBBeautiful.org is soft and coarsely grained. It has been considered an For more information visit: excellent tree to grow for www.sbbeautiful.org/commemorativetrees.html lumber, but a shortage of available seed has been Santa Barbara Beautiful is a 501 (c) 3. Donations may be tax deductible. TAX ID: 23-7055360 a problem for large scale Photos by David Gress


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The Musical Year that Almost Was I My Bluegrass Heart played the Arlington Theatre this month.

Forthwith, one music-hungry person’s guide to the best local shows of the “year.” 1. Adrianne Lenker, Lobero 2. Danish String Quartet, Rockwood 3. Wilco, Santa Barbara Bowl 4. Yuja Wang and Leonidas Kavakos, Campbell Hall 5. Los Lobos, two-night stand, Lobero 6. Pat Metheny, Lobero 7. Charles Lloyd, Lobero 8. Haley Hendricks, opening for the milk carton kids, Lobero 9. Avi Avital, Lobero 10. Opera Santa Barbara, Cruzar la Cara de la Luna (To Cross the Face of the Moon), Granada Theater

MUSIC TO OUR EARS: The inherently fantastical and Christmas atmosphere-friendly Arlington Theater did not have its pseudo-celestial rafters rattled with Yuletide music last week, when My Bluegrass Heart stopped in for a visit. That task was beautifully and kitsch-ily handled courtesy of the She & Him holiday wingding early in the month. (Both shows were thanks to the UCSB Arts & Lectures season, which heats further up next year). Even so, My Bluegrass Heart – a special “newgrass” all-star project led by banjo wizard Béla Fleck – abounded with musical good tidings and great cheer and chops. Not to mention down home virtuosity and progressive instincts. We’ve come to expect those qualities from the likes of Fleck, dobro mofo Jerry Douglas, triple-threat double bassist Edgar Meyer, mandolinist Sam Bush, and guitarist Bryan Sutton. Their collective lineage and friendly musical one-upsmanship dates back to the New Grass Revival in the 1980s, and Fleck’s new album/tour affirms these maverick country boys’ continuing brilliance. Over a generously long, two-set evening, with highlights including Vertigo, Us Chickens, and Baptist Pumpkin Farm, plus a few bluegrass standards, the band gave us a rippling, cheerful, and smart Christmas gift. And it all transpired under the Arlington’s shimmering, Danish String Quartet Premiered The Doppelgänger Project, ersatz stars. Part I at Rockwood in Santa Barbara Photo courtesy of UCSB Arts & Lectures

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N 2021, another virus-infected and angstinflected year in human history, hopes were raised and then dashed, or at least compromised. The healing power of music came part way to the rescue, soothing the savaged soul, including making a dramatic if cautious reentry program into the live arena. We got a healthy blast of the live goods right here in the 805. Looking back over the past cultural year, music could even dominate other media: for myself and countless other Beatles-heads, Peter Jackson’s literally revelatory and epic doc The Beatles: Get Back was, by far, the greatest and most mind-bendingly fascinating film of the year. We were allowed access to a memory bank we hadn’t known existed, with no modern interviews or rationalizing documentary tactics to get in the way Adrianne Lenker played the Lobero of a dream-like encounter with the mythic band. It more than passes the audition. Shifting our retrospective gaze to the 805 home turf, the prospect of live music became an inspiring reality starting in September. Ergo, the following Top Ten list of local live music is less an annual wrap up than it is a quarterly one. But who’s counting? We are, terms of counting the bounty of fine shows across many genres, the memorable intensity of which may be exaggerated by our long-thwarted desire to see/hear music come alive again before our eyes and ears. When casting a net across genres, it can be tricky to come up with a firm Best Show of the Year nod. I had been thinking the prize evening was the Danish String Quartet’s Schubert-inspired show at Rockwood – including a stunning new piece by Bent Sorensen, co-commissioned by presenter UCSB Arts & Lectures. The triumphant and exploratory Bowl show by Wilco also lurked in the wings of “Best of ” potential. But then the mystical art folky Adrianne Lenker toppled the balance with her remarkable solo show at the Lobero Theater this month. What’s a critic to do?

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By Josef Woodard / VOICE

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


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December 24, 2021

SB Recognized as a Silver-Level Bicycle Friendly Community

I Assistance League of SB Brings Holiday Joy and Music to Hillside


ERE THEY COME A-CAROLING — spreading holiday cheer, more than 20 members of the Assistance League of Santa Barbara recently caroled for the residents of Hillside, a residential home for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Led by Program Chair Ann Rudolph, the carolers sang a medley of holiday tunes, Gail Campanella played the accordion, and the whole group sang Happy Birthday to four residents. “They walked over with Santa Claus who lit the holiday lights of the display outside, and the excitement was palatable,” said Michael Padden-Rubin, Hillside Director of Development. “It was a tremendous showing.” The Assistance League of SB’s relationship with Hillside surpasses 70 years. Assistance League volunteers have raised over $1,400,000 for the facility’s purchase of critical supplies and equipment as well as supporting Hillside’s physical therapy program. The Assistance League Thrift Shop, located at 1259 Veronica Springs Road, is the major source of funding for these programs. Learn more at www.assistanceleaguesb.org

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T SEEMS THAT EVERYWHERE YOU TURN IN SANTA BARBARA, cyclists are taking in our beautiful city as they bike to and from where they need to go. Now, in honor of the City of Santa Barbara’s efforts to establish better places for people to bike, the League of American Bicyclists has presented the City with a Silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community award. Specifically, this award level recognizes Santa Barbara’s commitment to improving biking conditions by investing in infrastructure, education programs, community events, and active transportation policies. “Biking has the power to transform our The Las Positas-Modoc Road Multiuse Path is scheduled to open in early 2022, offering a 2.6 mile off-street path for nation economically, walkers, cyclists, and joggers along portions of Modoc and environmentally, and Las Positas Roads. socially and it’s so important that communities like Santa Barbara have laid the groundwork over several years to make biking a safe, accessible option for all,” said Bill Nesper, executive director of the League of American Bicyclists. “This Bicycle Friendly Community award is the culmination of years of work put in by Santa Barbara and its citizen advocates for better biking. Santa Barbara joins 57 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Communities in the movement toward healthier, more sustainable and connected places. As we gear up for what we hope to be a transformational new year for biking investments, we’re grateful that Santa Barbara and communities like it are pedaling alongside us to power the better bicycling movement.” For more information about the Biking Friendly Community program, visit www.bikeleague.org/community


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What’s Been Happening? Carpinteria - Summerland Protection District Toy Drive Spreads Holiday Cheer

UCSB Returns to Remote Instruction UC Santa Barbara goes back to REMOTE LEARNING TO START 2022. Chancellor Henry Yang on Tuesday, Decmeber 21st: “UC Santa Barbara has decided to begin Winter quarter on January 3rd with two weeks of remote instruction. Inperson instruction will resume on January 18th, subject to reassessment of the situation early in Winter quarter.”

Vintage Items Draw Young Customers YOUNGER CUSTOMERS are driving up business at vintage and thrift stores. Unique and trendy retro items surge in popularity at Central Coast stores.

SIRENS SIGNALED the arrival of the Carpinteria - Summerland Fire protection district toy drive. In a rain storm the evening of Monday, December 13th, residents came out with toys and supported this effort that illuminated many streets!

Break-Ins at Four Local Businesses GLASS SHATTERED, cash taken as four businesses are broken into in Goleta, Santa Barbara, and Carpinteria. Los Arroyos, Pizza online, and two Rusty’s pizza sites. One owner says three suspects in a black Mercedes were involved in Goleta. Santa Barbara Sheriff and police investigating.

Gauchos Men’s Basketball Plays On Wednesday, December 22nd: UC SANTA BARBARA MEN’S BASKETBALL has a rare mid-week, mid-day game today - 1pm vs. Idaho State. Seating choices are excellent with the students gone. Also, if COVID rules change soon there may be a future restriction on fans. Take a two hour break in the THUNDERDOME.

Time of Illumination at Old Mission SB Alarms went off at some sites, but suspects were in and out in a few minutes. Approx. 3am to 4:45am, Sunday, December 19th. Losses and repairs will be in the thousands.

The TIME OF ILLUMINATION took place on the first day of Winter, Tuesday, December 21st, from the steps of the Old Mission in Santa Barbara and then inside. On a clear morning, the sunshine hits the holy water and the reflection illuminates the altar including St. Barbara during a mass in virtually near darkness.

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December 24, 2021

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This Inflation Can’t Last By Harlan Green / Special to VOICE


HY THE FEVERISH SPECULATION that higher inflation could last beyond next year, and dampen economic growth, when the American economy should otherwise return to a semblance of normalcy? The COVIDinduced recession of 2020 lasted just two months and caused one of the deepest economic contractions in history. The recovery is also one of the fastest in history, so it is causing a temporary climb in inflation. Firstly, consumers and businesses are flush with cash for the holidays. Why wouldn’t they want to spend it now, regardless of the rising prices sure to follow? Expectations are usually high during the holidays. In May 2020 the CPI, seasonally adjusted inflation rate for consumers was a mere 00.22 percent and in November 2021 had risen to 6.9 percent, seasonally adjusted. But there is usually a New Year drop off in spending because consumers want to pay down their credit bills and save for the April tax season. So prices should also subside substantially, as most retail businesses know after the holiday shopping splurge. There are a few caveats to this forecast, however. The Biden administration is not helping to lower inflation by reducing the Trump trade tariffs. Raising tariffs made more sense when the economy was booming before the pandemic, and we wanted to repatriate U.S. businesses to our homeland to boost American jobs. But if the supply chain slowdown is to be improved, smart economic policy says that tariffs should be lowered to increase the flow of international trade, and ease the supply bottlenecks.

Also, Biden’s ‘Buy America,” and “Made in the USA” emphasis will certainly keep prices from falling faster with products made in the USA, as it’s more expensive to produce things in America, vs. overseas. But is that a reason for markets to panic, so that the Federal Reserve may overreact by raising interest rates too soon next year? I don’t think so. Economists such as Larry Summers worry about what is called “stagflation,” a holdover from the 1970s fast rising prices for oil and other commodities that caused unions to follow suit and the Federal Reserve to maintain policies (such as keeping interest rates low) that tolerated higher wages and salaries. That’s not the case anymore, mainly because unions are much weaker, so that wage and salary increases have been kept down, which is a large part of any inflationary spiral. The other causes of higher inflation – supply chain bottlenecks and a shortage of workers – could still be problems.

“The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased by 1.1 percent in November to 119.9 (2016 = 100), following a 0.9 percent increase in October and a 0.3 percent increase in September,” stated its latest press release. “The U.S. LEI rose sharply again in November, suggesting the current economic expansion will continue into the first half of 2022,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, Senior Director of Economic Research at The Conference Board. “Inflation and continuing supply chain disruptions, as well as a resurgence of COVID-19, pose risks to GDP growth in 2022. Still, the economic impact of these risks may be contained. The Conference Board forecasts real GDP growth to strengthen in Q4 2021 to about 6.5 percent (annualized rate),

Nobelist Paul Krugman cites Biden’s Council of Economic Advisors in a recent New York Times Op-ed who believe that this bout of higher inflation most resembles that of 1946 to 48, when the American economy hadn’t yet geared up to meet soaring consumer demand when consumers were also flush with cash from WWII savings. But there won’t be such a wholesale conversion from a wartime to a peacetime economy in the pandemic recovery. In fact, we will be fast forwarding to an enhanced digital economy with much more reliance on 5G networks and Artificial Intelligence, and less dependence on workers to produce things. As if to presage such a future the



Conference Board’s latest Index of Leading Economic Indicators predicts good growth ahead, with or without the availability of more workers.

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Monarch Butterflies Return to Ellwood Mesa Grove


ONARCH BUTTERFLIES HAVE RETURNED TO THE ELLWOOD MESA GROVE of eucalyptus in the City of Goleta, with over 15,000 monarchs counted in their winter migration. “Ellwood Mesa is the gateway to the Gaviota Coast and a great place to escape for a quiet walk. We are so fortunate to witness one of nature’s great migrations right here in our own backyard,” said George Thomson, Parks and Open Space Manager for the City of Goleta. After completing a long journey from inland California, this group of butterflies settled in and wil stay until February. According to Thomson, the best time to visit the Ellwood Mesa Monarch Butterfly Grove is during mid-day, when monarchs are flying around and more visible. If visiting during early-morning hours, or during cooler days, look for clusters of butterflies clinging to the ends of branches. Please don’t throw objects at clusters of butterflies or shake branches to get them to take flight. Ellwood Mesa Butterfly Grove, December 2021 The public is asked to remember to keep dogs on-leash. Photo by Mike Eliason


Count Finds More than 15,000 Butterflies

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The Ellwood Mesa Monarch Butterfly Grove is open to visitors. It is free to the public, with parking available on the 7700 block of Hollister Avenue. The Butterfly Grove is a 20-minute walk from the parking lot. Visitors are encouraged to avoid parking in the adjacent residential neighborhood. For specific locations, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/goletabutterflygrove.

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HE HOLIDAY SEASON IS UPON US, and for many it’s not the happiest season of all. While celebrations can bring positive feelings like love and connection, according to the American Psychological Association, 38 percent of Americans say their stress actually gets worse during the holidays, bringing about negative emotions like fatigue, anger, and irritability, which can lead to physical illness, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. The reasons given: lack of time, financial pressure, gift-giving, and family gatherings. And, even after the holidays, many experience a feeling of general disappointment and “let down.” “One of the most beneficial things we can do leading into the holiday season is to reassess our expectations – our expectations of ourselves, and our expectations of others. This will create a more realistic foundation from which to move forward through the season,” said Annmarie Cameron, CEO of the Mental Wellness Center. Those who live with mental illness can be at an even higher risk. Sixty-four percent of people living with a mental illness found that the holidays made their symptoms worse. Many feel added pressure and insecurities, lament about better times in the past, and a great majority felt isolated and lonely – particularly during the COVID era. Recently, Santa Barbara County community members were invited by Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness (BeWell) to participate in a community needs survey which revealed people are craving connection and social support. Globally and nationally, the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected many people’s mental health and created new challenges for people already suffering from mental illness and substance use disorders. The results will inform mental health and substance use disorder needs of our community. “This survey was valuable in that it showed the variety of mental health needs in our community and the gaps in services. It is critical that we address the unique impacts of COVID-19 and ensure that services are in place in a timely manner to help our community through recovery,” said Suzanne Grimmesey, MFT, PIO/Chief Quality Care and Strategy Officer for BeWell. With all of this in mind and factoring in the additional stress of the holiday season, the Mental Wellness Center wants to remind you that there are simple effective ways to help relieve stress and pressure including planning ahead, being mindful, and remembering to take time for yourself. “There are some helpful tips that we like to share around this time of year,” added Cameron. “First and foremost, as I mentioned, set realistic expectations and goals about the holidays and your role in them. We can choose to participate in as little or as much as we feel like. One of the healthiest things we can do for our mental health is to say “no” and recognize and honor our own limits. We don’t need to do everything. It’s not just the holidays that contribute to feelings of depression this time of year. Weather during the Fall and Winter season can also play a role. We may start to feel “down” when the days grow shorter and the weather becomes cold and dreary. Conversely, we may begin to feel better in the spring, with longer daylight hours and sunnier days. These mood changes can be serious and compounded when added to other holiday stressors and COVID anxiety. Whatever the reason for emotional struggles, the Mental Wellness Center encourages our community to create an intentional ‘mental’ space for kindness and understanding for others who may be experiencing difficult times this time of year. Cameron shares, “if you’re nervous about the upcoming holidays, know you’re not alone. Many people are in similar situations and there are resources to help.” Here are just a few resources that can assist and promote hope and support during the holiday season:

Mental Wellness Center’s Community Wellness Program: www.mentalwellnesscenter.org Mental Wellness Center & NAMI Santa Barbara Family Advocate: www.mentalwellnesscenter.org NAMI Santa Barbara County Resources & Support: www.namisantabarbara.org Youth Mental Health First Aid Courses in Santa Barbara County: https://bethedifferencesb.org YouthWell Resource Directory: https://youthwell.org/business-directory/ Take a Mental Health Screening Today!: https://screening.mhanational.org Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness (BeWell) Resources: www.countyofsb.org/behavioral-wellness The Mental Wellness Center is a nonprofit organization that works to raise awareness around mental health by providing supportive programming, education, and housing in Santa Barbara. For more about the Mental Wellness Center, visit www.mentalwellnesscenter.org. The Mental Wellness Center is a nonprofit organization that works to raise awareness around mental health by providing supportive programming, education, and housing in Santa Barbara. For more information about the Mental Wellness Center, visit: www.mentalwellnesscenter.org.

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The City of Goleta is planning habitat and trail improvements for Ellwood Mesa, including the Monarch Butterfly Grove. To find out more, or for questions about visiting the Butterfly Grove, please contact George Thomson, Parks and Open Space Manager, at gthomson@cityofgoleta.org or 805-961-7578. 6

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

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

CORRIDAN GALLERY: 125 N Milpas • We-Sa 11-5 & by Appt • 805-966-7939 • www.corridan-gallery.com

GANNA WALSKA LOTUSLAND: Reservations 805.969.9990 • www.lotusland.org

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Contemporary Art / Excogitation Services

www.marzozart.com 805-452-7108

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

ATKINSON GALLERY: Cosmovisión Indígena Art Lab 2.0 with Tanya Aguiñiga, Porfirio Gutierrez, MICOP Mixteco/Indigena Community Organization Project ~ Jan 21 • SBCC Humanities Bldg #202, East Campus, 721 Cliff Dr • Tu-Thu 11-6pm; Sat 12-4pm BELLA ROSA GALLERIES: 1103-A State St • 11-5 daily • 805-966-1707 CASA DE LA GUERRA: Currently Closed

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

REH FINE ART @ GRAYSPACE: Abstract Art Association - Opens in Jan • 219 Gray Av • Fri & Sat, 12-6pm; Thur & Sun, 12-5pm; Wed by appt • 805-689-0858 • www.grayspaceart.com

GOLETA VALLEY ART ASSN: Welcome 2022! ~ Jan 5-30 • Faulkner Gallery • www.thegoletavalleyartassociation.org

JAMES MAIN FINE ART: 19th & 20th Fine art & antiques • 27 E De La Guerra St • Tu-Sa 12-5 • Appt Suggested • 805-962-8347 JARDIN DE LAS GRANADAS: re[visit] 1925 by Cochran & Smith • 21 E Anapamu St. JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER SB Portraits of Survival • Mo-Th 9am-5pm, Fr 9am-3:30pm • 805-957-1115

KARPELES MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY & MUSEUM: 21 W Anapamu St • We-Su 12-4 • 805-962-5322. KATHRYNE DESIGNS: Local Artists • 1225 Coast Village Rd, A • M-Sa 10-5; Su 11-5 • 805-565-4700

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

Self-Portrait as a Painter, by Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890), Paris, December 1887-February 1888


The Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s exhibition, Through Vincent’s Eyes: Van Gogh and his Sources, opens February 27th, 2022. www.SBMA.net MUSEUM OF SENSORY & MOVEMENT EXPERIENCES: La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S. Hope Av #F119 • www.seehearmove.com

PALM LOFT GALLERY: Nature’s Beauty ~ Jan 9 • 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • By Appt • 805-684-9700 • www.Palmloft.com

PEREGRINE GALLERIES: Early California and American paintings; fine vintage jewelry • 1133 Coast Village Rd • 805-252-9659 • www.Peregrine.shop PORTICO GALLERY: Open Daily • 1235 Coast Village Rd • 805-729-8454 • www.porticofinearts.com

SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Artists with Disabilities programs, virtual exhibits • 805-

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

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

MARCIA BURTT STUDIO: Holiday 2021 ~ Feb 6 • 517 Laguna St • Th-Su 1-5 • 805-962-5588 • www.artlacuna.com

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

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

RASPING THE IMPORTANCE of the art form of portraitrure, but strapped for the cash to pay a model, Van Gogh’s solution was to paint himself. During his short lifetime, he painted over 35 self-portraits. Several of them are in the permanent collection at the Van Gogh Museum. His writings, also collected there, shine a light on this. Van Gogh once wrote, “People say – and I’m quite willing to believe it – that it’s difficult to know oneself – but it’s not easy to paint oneself either.”

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GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: Winter Saloncelebrating 30 years! ~ Dec • 2920 Grand Ave, LO • Thur-Mo 10-5 • 805-688-7517 • www.gallerylosolivos.com

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ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM: Sound of a Thousand Years: Gagaku Instruments from Japan ~ May 1 • We-Sun 12-5 • 805-893-2951 • www.museum.ucsb.edu


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

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

Marcia Burtt Gallery 517 Laguna St., Santa Barbara

ARCHITECTURAL FDN GALLERY: Attention to Loss: by Pecos Pryor ~ Opens Jan 7 • 229 E Victoria • 805-965-6307 • www.afsb.org


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


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

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Sculpted Steel Sphere Fire Pits by Sandra Vlock

Black History Month: February 2022

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O YOU HAVE AN IDEA FOR YOUTH AND FAMILY ARTS ACTIVITIES to celebrate Black History Month? The Santa Barbara Public Library is currently inviting artists to submit proposals for interactive youth activities exploring Black history and culture in a manner that would be accessible to families. All artists and/or collaborative artist teams at least 18 years of age who are working in or residing in Santa Barbara County are eligible to apply. Proposals must be received by 5pm, Tuesday, January 4th.

Artists can submit proposals for family projects, a school-age project, and/or a preschool-age project. Chosen artists will be awarded $300 per project for their time, and the library will purchase all necessary materials with a targeted materials budget of $7 per kit. To learn more or apply, visit https://tinyurl.com/mr3vt2cs For more information, artists can also contact Lisa Gonzalez, Senior Librarian for Youth Services, at LGonzalez@SantaBarbaraCA.gov

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

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Fireball Sculptures Land at The Belmond El Encanto Hotel


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NVITING FLAMES within a sculpted antique mooring buoy are attracting comrades staying at the Belmond El Encanto Hotel to shared spaces overlooking the blue Pacific and the Santa Barbara village. Blending art and architecture the Fireball Sculptures, created by artist architect Sandra Vlock, have been positioned around the hotel as part of an art program to encourage a larger dialogue with both the environs, the hotel landscape, and friends. “The fireballs and the Towers arrived on November 19th,” shared the hotel’s General Manager Janis Clapoff. “I fell in love with them as they are functional art. Beautifully handcrafted original pieces made from Buoys from the Atlantic ocean, each created with a nature story in mind (land, sea, nature and nurture) and all are completely functional pieces that emit heat..which is both physical and emotional!” Vlock moved to Santa Barbara after a career in architecture ranging across the United States. As she moved incorporate more of her artistic side into her practice, the Fireball Sculptures offered a challenge. “These weatherworn orbs with their hulking shackles were initially intimidating to me! I saw them as iconic ancient mariners with their own powerful stories to tell and I was reluctant to impose my own story on them. But I eventually did, creating dramatic and engaging fire sculptures,” Vlock writes on her website. Vlock views the integration of fine art and architectural elements as a point for shared experience, with her Fireball Sculptures opening up the context of place and a new and unique narrative about Find out more about Vlock’s work at www.studiovlock.com reflection and social interaction.

Call & Check for Holiday Schedules Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection: New Selections; Mediated Nature; Contemporary Gallery - Ongoing; Fire, Metal, Monument: Bronze - Jan 9; In the Meanwhile Jan 30; • Tu – Su, 11 –5; Thu, 11-8 • www.sbma.net • 805-963-4364 SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: What’s in our Drawers? ~ Mar 31 • Wed-Sun 10-5 • 805682-4711• www.sbnature.org • (The Sea Center is closed through Spring 2022 • some exhibitions now at Natural History Campus)

Rosemarie C. Gebhart Contemporary Art

SILO 118: Blaze, Lapalma, Foley & Foley, Patrick • Now re-opened! • 118 Gray St • 12-5 Th-Sa or by appt • www.silo118.com

SULLIVAN GOSS: AN AMERICAN GALLERY: Inga Guzyte: Young Sparrows; Nathan Huff: Almost Here ~ Dec 27; 100 Grand ~ Jan 24 • 11 E Anapamu St • 805-730-1460 • www.sullivangoss.com SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE: Art Of The Western Saddle; Tales From Mattei’s Tavern • 3596 Sagunto St,


Santa Ynez • Sa, Su 12-4 • 805-688-7889 • www.santaynezmuseum.org THOMAS REYNOLDS GALLERY: The Art of California • Th-Sat 12-5 & By Appt • www.thomasreynolds.com

UCSB LIBRARY: A Call to Action: Documenting

Santa Barbara’s Art & Activism ~ Jun 24 (Special Collections); Art of Science 2020 ~ Dec 31 • in the Learning Commons • www.library.ucsb.edu

WATERHOUSE GALLERY: Notable CA & National Artists • La Arcada Ct, 1114 State St, #9 • 11-5 Mon-Sat, 12-4 Sun • 805-9628885 • www.waterhousegallery.com

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WILDLING MUSEUM: Close to Home, Three Printmakers: Claudia Borfiga, Karen Schroeder, and Sara Woodburn ~ Feb 22 • 1511 B Mission Dr, Solvang • www.wildlingmuseum.org

Art Events Eventos de Arte NEW YEAR’S SB ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW • Local artists and artisans • City of SB • Cabrillo Blvd from Stearns Wharf to Calle Cesar Chavez • Free • 10am-6pm Fr, 12/31. EXPOSICIÓN DE ARTES Y ARTESANIAS DE SB • Los artistas y artesanos locales • Ciudad de SB • Cabrillo Blvd desde Stearns Wharf hasta Calle Cesar Chavez • Gratis • 10am-6pm viernes, 12/31. SB ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW • Local artists • 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd., SB • 10am-5pm Sun. EXPOSICIÓN DE ARTES Y ARTESANÍAS DE SB

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