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www.VoiceSB.com AKA: CASA Magazine Friday, December 27, 2019

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Laura Dern will receive the SBIFF Vanguard Award on January 21st


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Virtual Care

Cottage Health begins new virtual service


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Local Authors

Enjoy dramatic readings by local authors Mia Marie Ruiz and Tracy Shawn


In This Issue

Cassidy Catanzaro


Brie Cassil

Tamika Lawrence


NYE Pops


The Ticket: SB Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6

H Women Rock!

Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 17 Daniel Kepl : Ballet Review. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

With Pops Conductor

Richard Jarrette: Poetic Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Harlan Green: Economic Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Destination ART. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-22 Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Movies & Theatre...7

Cultural Night Downtown January 2nd ~ 5 to 8pm 23

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

Photo by Amy Katz

SBAOR President: Thomas Schultheis. . . . . 18

Staci Caplan installed as SBAOR President for 2020


Learn about rose care and more at the Getting Dirty lecture by Diane Speer on Sunday, January 5th 6

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Beverley Jackson: Mixing Yesterday & Today. . 16

Bob Bernhardt

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Rocking New Year’s Eve T By Margaret Williams, Santa Barbara Symphony

he NeW Year’s eve PoPs is the Santa Barbara Symphony’s favorite tradition, and returns this year with Women Rock®, a rousing program featuring the music of Carole King, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, and more! It’s a tradition that gives the opportunity of ringing in the new year in style at The Granada Theatre. This sell-out event begins at 8:30pm on December 31st. Guest pops conductor Bob Bernhardt will once again return alongside Grammy-nominated singersongwriter Cassidy Catanzaro, Brie Cassil, and Tamika Lawrence. The audience will enjoy a champagne toast and party favors while listening to a rousing program of hits. Designed to showcase some of the most talented women in rockand-roll, the program includes favorites like Piece of My Heart, Proud Mary, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, and many others. With live performances of classics that span generations, this event is designed to energize audiences of all ages. Encouraging Women to Rock, a portion of proceeds from artist and production fees for the Holiday Pops performance will be donated by Schirmer Theatrical and Greenberg Artists to the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls (WMRC), a non-profit music and mentoring organization that empowers girls and women through music education, volunteerism, and other community related activities. Willie Mae Rock Camp is a year-round, non-profit music education and mentoring program dedicated to empowering girls, women, and Cassidy Catanzaro gender expansive folks through arts and activism. Bob Bernhardt has worked with scores of stars from Broadway, Rock & Roll, and the American Songbook, from Brian Stokes Mitchell and Kelli O’Hara, to the Beach Boys and Wynonna and Jason Alexander. He is a 31 year veteran as a Music Director, 35 years as a stage conductor, and 33 years in the opera pit, brings a unique perspective and ability to the stage each time he is on the podium. In 2015, he was named Principal Pops Conductor of the Grand Rapids Symphony and this season is his 21st year as Principal Pops Conductor of the Louisville Orchestra, as well as his 36th consecutive year with the company. It’s also his sixth season as Music Director Emeritus and Principal Pops Conductor of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera (where he was Music Director for 19 seasons). Cassidy Catanzaro is a 2017 Grammy-Nominated Songwriter and has toured with legendary acts such as The Rolling Stones and Aerosmith and has sung with rock icons from Greg Allman to Steve Perry of

Journey. As the lead singer and songwriter of the all-female rock band Antigone Rising, Catanzaro toured the U.S. following a landmark record deal signed with both Starbucks, ‘Hear Music Label,’ and Atlantic Records. Catanzaro has sold close to twomillion songwriting credits, including tracks for popstars, Demi Lovato, Max Martin, Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20, Mount Holly Band, and popular Swedish recording artist Tommy Burr. Brie Cassil is a singer, actress, and composer based out of NYC. She has traveled all over the world for her art. She has led Musical Theatre Workshops in Brazil, as well as opened for Adler (original drummer for Guns & Roses band) with her original band, Rebel. Cassil has had the pleasure of singing in several different genres Bob Bernhardt, of music in her career. She has sung everything from Opera to Rock. conductor In the theatre world she has been seen in many productions such as Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Urinetown (Little Sally), RENT (Mimi), The Marvelous Wonderettes (Suzy), and the new rock musical Chix 6 (Blast). Hailing from the Mount Hope neighborhood of the Bronx, Tamika Lawrence began her musical career on Broadway almost ten years ago, with roles in The Wiz Live! on NBC, Book of Mormon, Come From Away, and RENT. Lawrence has lent her Alt-Rock vocals to movie soundtracks and sang backgrounds for artists including Hugh Jackman and Idina Menzel. In 2018, Lawrence won a Grammy for her work on the Dear Evan Hansen album and her debut solo EP Two Faced is scheduled for release in 2020. Her debut solo single Barabbas is out now. New Year’s Eve Pops is sponsored by Santa Barbara Symphony Artist Sponsors Dave and Chris Chernof and the Santa Barbara Symphony Board of Directors, with additional support from Cabana Homes and Village Properties. Single tickets for New Year’s Eve Pops currently start at $59 and can be purchased online at www.thesymphony.org, www.granadasb.org, or by calling 805-899-2222. Symphony Subscribers get 20% off tickets, call to reserve.

The santa Barbara symphony was founded in 1953 on the belief that a special city deserves a special orchestra. Its award-winning Music Education Center serves more than 10,000 students throughout Santa Brie Cassil Barbara County each year and has recently announced a new historic partnership with Carnegie Hall as Concerts For Young People Program (CYP) will be combined with Link Up program, a national program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, during the 2019/20 season. Charismatic Israeli conductor Nir Kabaretti was appointed music director of the Santa Barbara Symphony in 2006. For additional information, visit www.thesymphony.org.

Tamika Lawrence

Keep it Rockin in Santa Barbara . . . • https://nightout.com/events/new-years-eve-at-hotel-californian/ NeW Years eve DaNCe ParTY tickets • 9pm-1am Tu, 12/31. Featuring The Boogie Knights and The Spazmatics • Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez • $25 • www. BreW Years eve saNTa BarBara! chumashcasino.com • 9pm Tu, 12/31. Craft beers, wines, and cocktails from eight bars on site & DJ Hecktik. Benefits the Kiwanis Club of SB • Ages 21+ • Veterans’ NeW Year’s eve Memorial Ballroom, 112 W Cabrillo Blvd • $90/person or $160/ Dante Elephante, Clean Spill, Queentide • Ages 21+ • SOhO • couple • www.BrewYearsEveSB.com • 8pm-1:30am Tu, 12/31. $25-$40 • www.sohosb.com • 9pm Tu, 12/31. BeLMoND eL eNCaNTo’s NYe CeLeBraTIoN NooN Year’s eve aT MoXI NYE Celebrations Menu + Live Jazz: Al Vafa (5:30-8:30pm) Celebrate early with crafts, dance + music workshops, & more: & DJ Tempest (9pm-1am) • 800 Alvarado Pl • $125/$180 • Morning session: 10am-12:30pm w/ 12pm Countdown to 2020 Reservations: 805-845-5800 • Seatings: 5pm & 9pm Tu, 12/31. • Afternoon session: 1-3:30pm w/ 3pm Countdown to 2020 • Moxi, 125 State St • $8-$19 • www.moxi.org/nye • 10am & a ToasT hearD ‘rouND The WorLD’ 1pm Tu, 12/31. At midnight Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association alumni and friends are encouraged to raise a glass and Tweet, NYe ParTY aT hoTeL CaLIforNIaN Facebook, or Instagram their dreams for the coming year using Ring in 2020 with a dance party featuring DJ beats, live music the hashtag #ToastPacifica2020 • 12am Tu, 12/31. and a Veuve Clicquot VIP Lounge • Hotel Californian • $30/$50

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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.

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despierto hastaSUPPORT tarde para All ages • SOhO • $5 • www.sohosb.com • 8pm Fr, 11/29. HEARING VOICES GROUP recibir nuevo año y, enconnect, and share their CLIENT KARAOKE NIGHT A safe space forelpeople to come together, cambio, celebra experiences • Independent Livingtemprano Resource Center, 423 West Victoria Ages 21+ • The Tiburon Tavern, 3116 State St • Free • 805-682-8100 una fiesta de Nochevieja St • con Free • Call to confi rm: 805-450-1994 • 10:30-11:30am Fr. • 7:30-9:30pm Fr, 11/29. en moXi el martes, 31 FOUNDATION PROGRAM WEST COAST CHAMBER ORCHESTRA de diciembre. Habrá dos Meditation study program • Mahakankala Buddhist Ctr, 508 Brinkerhoff Mozart: The London Connection • 1st Congregational Church, 2101 sesiones para elegir, una de Av •10am $75 Membership • 805-563-6000 • 7-9pm, Tu, Fr. State St • Free • www.cieloperformingarts.org • 7pm Fr, 11/29. a 12:30pm con una cuenta regresiva al mediodía SOCIAL y una segunda de 1 a 3:30pm FRIDAY NIGHT SIERRA CLUB HIKES con una cuenta regresiva Meet active new people in a healthy setting • Free • Meet at SB a las 3pm. Para boletos ($8 Mission at 6pm • 805-770-7656 • Starts 6:15pm Fr. para miembros y $15 para el público en general) visita moxi.org/nye.



Holiday cheer, cookies, cider, music and colorful lights • Cachuma Lake • Free • www.sbparks.org • 5:30pm Fr, 11/29.

Friday, Dec. 27th

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Paseo Nuevo Center Court, 651skills Paseo& Nuevo • Photos for Practice your Spanish speaking learn new vocabavailable • Montecito purchase • https://paseonuevoshopping.com Through 12/24. Lib, Community Hall • Free • 805-969-6063 •• 1:30-2:30pm Fr.

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


All parents are encouraged to have their baLLroom dance child car seats inspected by safety experts, Carrillo Ballroom, 100 E Carrillo • $10 • 805-897-2519 as up to 80 percent of Stcar seats are not• 7pm lesson, 8-10pminstalled. social dancing,Santa 4th Fr. Barbara Cottage properly Hospital Trauma Services and the California heaLth Highway Patrol will offer free, drive-up child Grief waLk & taLk car seat checks on Saturday, December Easy-paced Presented Visiting Nurse & Hospice 7th fromwalking 10amgroup. to 2pm atbythe Franklin Care • Call Dairine Pearson for location: • Free • Neighborhood Center, 1136 805-690-6201 E. Montecito www.vnhcsb.org • 10-11am Fr. needed. No citations St. Registration is not will be issued, andsupport there willGroup be no driver hearinG Voices For more Alicense safe spaceorforregistration people to come checks. together, connect, and shareinfo their call 805-569-7478. experiences • Independent Living Resource Center, 423 West Victoria

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Bring unwrapped & receive Cookies for $1 • Kimpton 1100 &an1200 blocks ofgiftCoast VillageMilk Rd •&Free • 805-962-5354 • Canary, 8-11:15am31Fr.W Carrillo St • www.FinchandForkRestaurant.com • 6-10pm We-Sa, Through 12/28.

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Paseo Nuevo Center Court, 651 Paseo Nuevo • Free • https:// paseonuevoshopping.com & 7pm Through 12/31. CHILDREN &• 6TEENS shininG LiGhtSTATIONS on abiLities EXPLORATION

Holiday Hillside House, 1235learn Veronica Springs Rd • Childrenlight 2-5 display & their•caregivers play and together • Central Free • 805-687-4818 • 5-10pm Through 12/31. Sa. Library • Free • 805-564-5642 • 10:30am-12pm CACHUMA LAKE JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM montecito farmers market

Kids earn a badge & learn naturalRdenvironment • Lake Cachuma• 1100 & 1200 blocks of about CoasttheVillage • Free • 805-962-5354 Nature Ctr •Fr.$3+$10 parking • 805-688-4515 • 12:30-1:30pm Sa. 8-11:15am

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SB Dance Center, 127-A W Canon Perdido St • $10 • 805-966-5439 • 9-10:15am Sa, Su. & teens chiLdren cachuma HEALTH Lake Junior ranGer proGram Kids earn a badge about theLEVEL natural environment • Lake Cachuma GOOD TIME& learn YOGA, 1-2

Nature Ctr • $3+$10 • 805-688-4515 Sa. • Info: All levels Kimptonparking Goodland Hotel, 5650• 12:30-1:30pm Calle Real • Free www.taniaisaac.com • 9:30-10:30am Sa.


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Ages 21+ • SOhO • $17-$20 • www.sohosb.com Sa, 12/28. City Beach, Carpinteria • $12-$18 • 805-705-3426• •10pm www.QigongSB. com • 9:15-10:15am Sa. worLd dance for humanity SB Dance Center, 127-A W Canon Perdido St • $10 • 805-966-5439 •LECTURES 9-10:15am Sa, Su. & WORKSHOPS WINE EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

60 min. wine education & tasting experience • Jamie Slone Wines, 23 heaLth E De La Guerra St • $60$45 • RSVP 805-560-6555 • 11am-12pm Sa.

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All levels • Kimpton Goodland Hotel, 5650 Calle Real • Free • Info: MUSIC www.taniaisaac.com • 9:30-10:30am FOLK ORCHESTRA OF SBSa. - SCOTTISH The Skye Boat Song (Outlander Theme), Scotland the Brave, The Sleeping

See Kerry’s work at Sullivan Goss - An American Gallery during December and January

WATERFRONT TOUR LED BY JOHN UMMEL architecturaL waLkinG 2-hour tour • From Maritime Museum (113tours Harbor Way) to Visitor Ctr

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

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the boogie un knights the spazmatics to L.the Chumash Casino Resort Rudolph, balletand basado en la historiawill dereturn Robert May, será presentado por for its annual New Dance, Year’s Eve Party on Tuesday, 31st2 at 9pm.elDance the Gustafson conDance State Street Ballet YoungDecember Dancers a las y 6pm sábado, night and ring new year with music from the 1970s and ’80s.contarán For tickets 7 deaway diciembre en in el the Teatro Lobero. Los estudiantes de dos a 18 años la ($25) visit del www.chumashcasino.com historia reno inadaptado, Rudolph y otros personajes inadaptados. Para boletos ($27/$16) visita www.lobero.org the boogie knights y the spazmatics regresarán al Chumash Casino Resort para su fiesta anual de Nochevieja el martes, 31 de diciembre a las 9pm. Baila toda la noche y comienza el año nuevo con música de los años 70 y 80. Para boletos ($25) visita www.chumashcasino.com CELEBRATION OF THE NATIVITY 564-5642 • 10:30-11:30am Mo. Interfaith concert feat. Unity Choir, the Solvang & Goleta Ward HOMEWORK HELP

2-hour guided toursDate/Time: • $10 • Res: 805-965(1 Garden St.) •walking Free • RSVP www.freewalkingtoursb.com. 6307 • 10am Sa (from City Hall Steps) & 10am Su CACHUMA LAKE NATURE WALK (from Central Library). Half-mile on Don Wimpress Nature Trail • Nature Ctr • Free/Parking funk zone tour Led bySa.John ummeL is $10 • 805-688-4515 • 10-11:30am 90 min tour • Starts & Ends at palm plaza, across from Hotel Californian SPECIAL (36 State St) • Free • EVENTS RSVP Date/Time: www.freewalkingtoursb.com.

Best-selling piano artist • Lobero Theatre • $46/$66 • www.lobero. org • 8pm Fr, 11/29.

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Carpinteria HistoricalMuseum Museum,(113 956Harbor MapleWay) Av • toFree • www. 2-hour tour •Valley From Maritime Visitor Ctr • 10am-3pm Sa, 11/30. (1carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org Garden St.) • Free • RSVP Date/Time: www.freewalkingtoursb.com. MOXI MRKT - A HOLIDAY MAKERS MARKET cachuma Lake nature waLk

Shop handmade gifts + goods while also exploring the museum • Half-mile Don Wimpress Nature • Naturewith Ctr •admission Free/Parking MOXI, 125onState St • Members FreeTrail / Included for isnon-members $10 • 805-688-4515 • 10-11:30am Sa. (Free-$16) • www.moxi.org • 10am-5pm Sa, 11/30. FOUR SEASONS TREE LIGHTING & NIGHT MARKET speciaL eVents

Shop for gifts, enjoy carolers, mulled wine, festive treats & photos with Santa • Four Seasons - The Biltmore, 1260 Channel Dr • Free • Dramatic readings from their books: Bullseye A Story by Ruiz & The 805-969-2261 • 5:30pm Sa, 11/30. Grace of Crows by Shawn • Misa & Martin Art Gallery, 619 State St UP THE HOLIDAYS & VISIT WITH SANTA •LIGHT Free • 805-451-8044 • 5-7pm Sa, 12/28. Crafts, photos with Santa, music, holiday treats, and lighting makers market ceremony • Goleta Valley Community Center, 5679 Hollister Ave Shop SB artisans &•makers. Presented Blissful Boutiques • Paseo • Freelocal • 805-967-1237 4:30-7:30pm Sa,by11/30. Nuevo, De la Guerra Place at State St • Free • 10am-6pm Sa. authors: mia marie ruiz & tracy shawn

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY BLOCK PARTY fernaLd mansion tourEvent will include live music, Get familiar with local businesses.

Groups more.• Presented Historical • 414 games, ofand5 ormore 00 block byof theW.SBOrtega St • Museum Free • www. W Montecito St • Free-$10 • 805-966-1601 • 11am-Noon downtownsb.org/events/small-business-saturday • 12-5pm Sa. Sa, 11/30. MAKERS MARKET sb & cota st. farmers market

ShopE.local makers. Presented by BlissfulSa. Boutiques • Paseo 119 CotaSBStartisans • Free •&805-962-5354 • 8:30am-1pm 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



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



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.


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.

Trained volunteers assist students • Central Library • Free • 805-5645603 • 3:30-6:30pm Mo / 2:30-5:30pm We.

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

A wideDANCE variety ofHUB jazz- during Bellini Brunch • Belmond ElBALLET Encanto THE INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

Sunday, Dec. 29th THE CASTILLO TRIO

dance OUTDOORS sb dance tribe

WEST WIND PUBLIC Gustafson Dance Studio • $15MARKET • 805-403-3439 • 11am-1pm Su. SB Swapmeetdance offers freshfor produce,humanity new & used goods, & food • 907 S. worLd Kellogg AveCenter, • 805-967-4591 $1.25 adults / Children • 7am-2pm Su. SB Dance 127-A W• Canon Perdido St • $10Free• 805-966-5439

FARMERS MARKET •GOLETA 9-10:15am Sa, Su. Fresh produce & goods • Camino Real Marketplace, contra dance for aLL• Free • 10am-2pm Su. 7004 Marketplace Dr • 805-962-5354 With live music • Carrillo Ballroom, 100 E Carrillo St • $12 • Info: 805-699-5101 • www.sbcds.org • 6:30-9:30pm Su. SOCIAL ESL CONVERSATION GROUP

music English language learners practice with native speakers • Central sandy cumminG’s ‘Jazz du Jour’ Library Adult Literacy Ctr • Free • 805-564-5619 • 1:30pm Su.

All ages • SOhO • $10 • www.sohosb.com • 1pm Su, 12/29.


the castiLLo trio DANCE

• 11am-2pm Su. With Susan Manchak • The Dance Hub, 22 E Victoria St • $18 • www.adam-bsb.org • 10-11:30am, Mo.


YOUTH AERIAL DANCE west wind SB Dance Center,pubLic 127-A Wmarket Canon Perdido St • $12-$190 •

SB Swapmeet offers freshMoproduce, 805.966.1409 • 4-5pm & We. new & used goods, & food • 907 S. Kellogg Ave • 805-967-4591 • $1.25 adults / Children Free • 7am-2pm Su. ZUMBA WITH JOSETTE GoLeta farmers market Carrillo Ballroom, 100 E Carrillo St • $15-150 • www.josettetkacik.

Fresh• 5:30pm produceMo-Fr& & goods com 11:15am•Sa.Camino Real Marketplace, 7004 Marketplace Dr • 805-962-5354 • Free • 10am-2pm Su.


Customized • Santa Barbara Yoga Ctr, 32 East Micheltorena St • $13 makersyoga market •Shop Info:local www.taniaisaac.com • 10:45am-Noon SB artisans & makers. Presented byMo. Blissful Boutiques • Paseo MEDITATION LILAN Nuevo, De la Guerra WITH Place at State St • Free • 10am-6pm Su. Goleta Lib, 500 N Fairview Av • Free • 805-964-7878 • 2:30pm Mo.

Monday, Dec. 30th




dance SUNSET TAI CHI ON THE BEACH the dance hub - practices intermediate/adVanced baLLet Easy stress reducing to restore Balance and Harmony

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. 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

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. Courtesy photos

Friday, Nov. 29th

Forget staying up late to ring in the new year and instead celebrate early with a noon year’s eve LIBRARIES party at moXi on CLOSED Tuesday, December 31st. CHILDREN & TEENS There will be two sessions to DROP-INfrom, OPENone PLAYfrom W/ YOUR choose 10amCHILD to Pre-Shabbat open time • BronfmanatFamily Comm Ctr, 12:30pm withplay a countdown 524 Chapala St •a805-957-1115 10:30-Noon Fr. noon and second• from 1pm to 3:30pm with a countdown at HEALTH 3pm. For tickets ($8 for Members GRIEF$15 WALK & TALK and for the general public) Easy-paced walking group. Presented by Visiting Nurse & Hospice visit moxi.org/nye.

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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.

MAKERS MARKET A pair of Santa authors, Mia Marie Ruiz (Bullseye A Story) and Tracy Shawn MEDITATION FORBarbara WORLD PEACE Shop local SBfrom artisans their & makers.respective Presented by Blissful Boutiques (The Grace Crows),• Mahakankala will present dramatic books on• Paseo Buddhist teachings of & meditations Buddhist Ctr, 508 readings Nuevo, De laMisa Guerra Place at State StArt • FreeGallery, • 10am-6pm Su. Saturday, from 5 to new & Martin 619 Brinkerhoff Av •December $10 • 805-563-600028th • 10:30-11:45am Su. 7pm at the State St. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served. MUSIC ON THE PATIO - HOLIDAY HORNS par deUniversalist autoresCongregation, de Santa Live Un Oak Unitarian 820Bárbara, N. Fairview Avemia marie ruiz (bullseye a story) y tracy (The Grace of Crows), Su, presentarán lecturas dramáticas de sus respectivos • FreeShawn • www.liveoakgoleta.org • 11:30am-12:15pm 12/1. libros el sábado, 28 de diciembre de 5 a 7pm en la nueva&Misa & Martin Art Gallery, CHILDREN TEENS DRAG BRUNCH HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR! St. LaOUT entrada es gratuita. refrescos STATIONS ligeros. EXPLORATION Ages619 18+ • State SOhO • SOLD • www.sohosb.com • Su, 12/1. Se servirán

Monday, Dec. 2nd

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

Irresistible sensuality... Quiet, expressive presence... or a joyful skip – Sculpture engages body, mind, & soul. ...Consider adding an aesthetic wake-up to your environment.

www.TheTouchofStone.com Kerry Methner • 805-570-2011

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

SusanCity Manchak Dance Hub, 22 E Victoria St • $18 • •With Linden Beach,• The Carpinteria • $12-$18 • 805-705-3426, www.adam-bsb.org • 10-11:30am, www.QigongSB.com • 4:15-5:15pmMo.Mo. HEARING VOICES SUPPORT GROUP youth aeriaL dance

Based on an ethos and Stempathy • Mental• SB Dance Center,of self-help, 127-A Wmutual Canonrespect, Perdido • $12-$190 Wellness Ctr, 617 Garden Free • 805-884-8440 • 6-7pm Mo. 805.966.1409 • 4-5pm MoSt&•We. GLAUCOMA HEARING SCREENING zumba with & Josette

Cottage MacDougall Ctr • Free • 11am-1pm Mo. CarrilloHosp. Ballroom, 100 EEyeCarrillo St •• 805-569-8264 $15-150 • www.josettetkacik. com • 5:30pm Mo-Fr & 11:15am Sa. MUSIC UCSB CHAMBER ORCHESTRA & CHAMBER PLAYERS heaLth

Evening of orchestral masterpieces • UCSB Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall • JoyfuL chair yoGa Free-$10 • https://music.ucsb.edu/news/event/1922 • 7:30-9:30pm Mo, 12/2. Customized yoga • Santa Barbara Yoga Ctr, 32 East Micheltorena St • $13 MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ JAM • Info: www.taniaisaac.com • 10:45am-Noon Mo. All ages • SOhO • $8 • www.sohosb.com • 7:30pm Mo, 12/2. easy yoGa

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

W/ Kathy Castaneda Botanic Blaksley Library • Free • sunset tai chi• SB on theGarden beach www.sbbg.org • 5-6:30pm 1st Mo. Easy stress reducing practices to restore Balance and Harmony LEARN • Linden TO City PLAY Beach, BRIDGE Carpinteria • $12-$18 • 805-705-3426,

Beginners, intermed, advanced • SB Bridge www.QigongSB.com • 4:15-5:15pm Mo. Ctr, 2255 Las Positas Rd • $15 • Schedule/info: 805-687-1777 • www.sbbridge.org • 7-9pm Mo.

hearinG Voices support Group SCRABBLE FOR ALL Based on an ethosFUN of self-help, mutualLEVELS respect, and empathy • Mental

Fun for allCtr,ages Davis Ctr, Vina St & Victoria St •Mo. Free • Wellness 617• Garden St •De FreeLa• 805-884-8440 • 6-7pm 805-897-2568 • 1:30pm Mo.


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Glaucoma & HearinG ScreeninG

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

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

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



SB SympHony: new year’S eVe popS

motown mondayS

W/ DJ Gavin Roy & Gerry Smith • SOhO • $5 • www.sohosb.com • 6-9pm, last Mo.

Social 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. 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. connectionS - montecito

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

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

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

Special eVentS SB electronic recyclinG

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

SportS Sweat SB FitneSS luncHtime FitneSS

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.

Tuesday, Dec. 31st new year’S eVe

Events might be affected due to Holiday

dance new yearS eVe dance party

Celebrating the music of Carole King, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin & more • Granada Theatre • $47-$161 • www.granadasb.org • 8:30pm Tu, 12/31. new year’S eVe

Dante Elephante, Clean Spill, Queentide • Ages 21+ • SOhO • $25$40 • www.sohosb.com • 9pm Tu, 12/31. KaraoKe niGHt

Tempest (9pm-1am) • 800 Alvarado Pl • $125/$180 • Reservations: 805-845-5800 • Seatings: 5pm & 9pm Tu, 12/31.


Santa ynez Valley electronic recyclinG

nate BirKey Quintet

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

Wednesday, Jan. 1st

All ages • SOhO • $10 • www.sohosb.com • 7:30pm Th, 1/2.

Events might be affected due to Holiday

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



diaBeteS conSultation

tHurSday Flea marKet

new year’S day

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

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

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


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


ScHmooze room caFe

FrencH conVerSation Group

connectionS - Goleta

BilliardS cluB

open cHeSS play

Food, entertainers, speakers • Bronfman Family Comm Ctr, 524 Chapala St • 805-957-1115 • 12-1:15pm Tu. Come shoot pool, all levels welcome • Bronfman Family Comm Ctr, 524 Chapala St • 805-957-1115 • 2:30-4:30pm Tu.

Special eVentS noon year’S eVe at moXi

Celebrate early with crafts, dance + music workshops, & more: Morning session: 10am-12:30pm w/ 12pm Countdown to 2020 • Afternoon session: 1-3:30pm w/ 3pm Countdown to 2020 • MOxI, 125 State St • $8-$19 • www.moxi.org/nye • 10am & 1pm Tu, 12/31. nye party at Hotel caliFornian

Ring in 2020 with dance party featuring DJ beats, live music and a Veuve Clicquot VIP Lounge • Hotel Californian • $30/$50 • https:// nightout.com/events/new-years-eve-at-hotel-californian/tickets • 9pm-1am Tu, 12/31. Brew yearS eVe Santa BarBara!

Craft beers, wines and cocktails from eight bars on site & DJ Hecktik. Benefits the Kiwanis Club of SB • Ages 21+ • Veterans’ Memorial Ballroom, 112 W Cabrillo Blvd • $90/person or $160/ couple • www.BrewYearsEveSB.com • 8pm-1:30am Tu, 12/31. a toaSt Heard ‘round tHe world’

At midnight Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association alumni and friends are encouraged to raise a glass and Tweet, Facebook, or Instagram their dreams for the coming year using the hashtag #ToastPacifica2020 • 12am Tu, 12/31.

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

Thursday, Jan. 2nd dance

lacore latin dance FitneSS claSS

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

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


lGBtQ youtH Group

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


Friday, Jan. 3rd cHildren & teenS

BaBy muSic & moVement claSS

Babies 0-14 mo • Children’s area, Central Library • Free • 805-564-5603 • 10:30am Fr. muSic & moVement claSS

HealinG Suicide loSS

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

Support Group • Hospice of SB, 2050 Alameda Padre Serra #100 • Free w/ registration • 805-563-8820 • Afternoons, 1st & 3rd Th. SpeecH & moVement enHancement

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

Ages 2-4 • Faulkner Gallery, Central Library • Free • 805-564-5603 • 10:30am Fr.

dance SwinG danceS

Beginning lesson at 7:30 before the dance • Carrillo Recreation Center • $20 • 805-698-0832 • www.dancesantabarbara.com • 7:30pm 1st and 3rd Fr.


Belmond el encanto’S nye celeBration

NYE Celebrations Menu + Live Jazz: Al Vafa (5:30-8:30pm) & DJ

Smitty and JuliJa: triBute to aBBa

Ages 21+ • SOhO • $15-$18 • www.sohosb.com • 8:30pm Fr, 1/3. dirty cello

Cambridge Drive Concert Series • Cambridge Drive Community Church, 550 Cambridge Dr • $15/$18 • RSVP: 805 964-0436 • 7:30pm Fr, 1/3.

Learn about rose care for the local climate, tips for winter pruning, local resources for more rose knowledge, and supplies, as well as a little history of roses in Santa Barbara at the Getting dirty lecture led by local rose enthusiast Diane Speer on Sunday, January 5th, from 2-3:15pm at the Central Library’s Faulkner Gallery. Follow this Getting Dirty event with the Mission Rose Garden’s annual rose pruning day on Saturday, January 11th from 9am to 1pm. www.sbplibrary.org Aprende sobre el cuidado de las rosas para el clima local, consejos para la poda de invierno, recursos locales para obtener más conocimiento sobre las rosas y suministros, así como una pequeña historia de las rosas en Santa Bárbara en la conferencia “Getting dirty” dirigida por la entusiasta local de las rosas Diane Speer el domingo, 5 de enero, de 2 a 3:15pm en la Galería Faulkner de la Biblioteca Central. Sigue este evento de “Getting Dirty” con el día anual de poda de rosas del Jardín de Rosas de la Misión programado para el sábado, 11 de enero de 9am a 1pm. www.sbplibrary.org

Sunday, Jan. 5th muSic

Hana aluna / Ben catcH

All ages • SOhO • $10 • www.sohosb.com • 7pm Su, 1/5.

lectureS & worKSHopS GettinG dirty - roSeS in Santa BarBara

Learn about rose care with rose enthusiast Diane Speer • Faulkner Gallery, Central Lib • Free • 805-564-5621 • 2-3:15pm Su, 1/5.

Special eVentS muSic on tHe patio – reBecca troon

Music, cup of coffee, & snacks • Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 820 N. Fairview Ave • Free • www.Liveoakgoleta.org • 11:30am-12:15pm Su, 1/5.

Saturday, Jan. 4th

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

cHildren & teenS BaBy BaSicS claSS


Postpartem Education for Parents • Trinity Lutheran, 909 N La Cumbre • $25 • Register: 805-564-3888 • 8:45am 1st Sa.

nye meditation

Mahakankala Buddhist Ctr, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave • Free • 805-5636000 • 6:30-7:45pm Tu, 12/31.

eXploration StationS

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

unpluGGed | mindFulneSS meditationS

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

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.

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

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

adult aerial dance

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

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

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

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.

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

enGliSH country dance

motHer’S circle BreaStFeedinG Support

carpinteria FarmerS marKet


Feat. The Boogie Knights and The Spazmatics • Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez • $25 • www.chumashcasino. com • 9pm Tu, 12/31.

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.

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

apHaSia recoVery Group

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December 27, 2019

Experience the cello like you’ve never heard before when dirty cello performs on Friday, January 3rd at 7:30pm at the Cambridge Drive Community Church, 550 Cambridge Dr, Goleta. Admission price is $15 with reservations and $18 without. For reservations call 805-964-0436. Experimenta el violonchelo como nunca lo habías escuchado cuando dirty cello toque el viernes, 3 de enero a las 7:30pm en la Cambridge Drive Community Church, 550 Cambridge Dr, Goleta. El precio de la entrada es de $15 con reservaciones y $ 18 sin reservaciones. Para reservaciones llama al 805-964-0436.

muSic cHamBer muSic proJect

Feat. Alessio Bax, Piano & Benjamin Beilman, Violin • Lobero Theatre • $26-$318 VIP Series • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm Sa, 1/4. Banda niGHt

Ages 21+ • SOhO • $20 • www.sohosb.com • 9:30pm Sa, 1/4.

Special eVentS Santa BarBara maSter GardenerS

Winter Fruit-tree Pruning Clinic • Bring pruning tools • Mesa Harmony Garden, 500 Dolores Dr • Free • http://cesantabarbara. ucanr.edu • Registration: 9:30am / Workshop: 10am-12pm Sa, 1/4.

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

December 27, 2019


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Let’s Go To The M O V I E S NORTH S.B. COUNTY THEATRES Movie Listings for 12/27/19-1/2/20 “FIESTA TUESDAY SPECIAL”- $7.00 pp “REEL DEAL” (first show every day at Movies Lompoc): $7.50 pp

See All 15 Oscar Shortlisted Documentaries at the Riviera Theatre!


SBIFF’s Cinema Vanguard Award To Honor Laura Dern


N AMERICAN ACTRESS, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, AND ACTIVIST, Laura Dern will be honored with the All Screens Now Presented in Dolby Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Cinema Digital Projection and Dolby Digital Sound! Now Accepting Master Card • Visa • Discover Vanguard Award on Tuesday, January 21st for her STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER -PG13 remarkable career and most recent performances in Noah DAILY 12:00-1:00-3:00-4:00-6:00-7:00-9:00-9:45 Baumbach’s Marriage Story and Greta Gerwig’s Little Women. JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL -PG13 Advocate: Tues 12/31 @ 7:30pm, Tues 1/7 @ 5pm DAILY 11:30-2:00-4:30-7:00-9:45 Pete Hammond, Deadline’s Chief film critic, will moderate the American Factory: Mon 12/30 @ 12pm, Sun 1/5 @ SPIES IN DISGUISE -PG evening. DAILY 11:30-2:00-4:30-7:00-9:30 7:30pm, Fri 1/10 @ 4pm “Laura is one of cinema’s world treasures and one The Apollo: Fri 12/27 @ 6:45pm, Wed 1/1 @ 5pm, HI-WAY DRIVE-IN, SANTA MARIA of the festival’s favorite actresses. Her career has been Sun 1/12 @ 5pm (805) 937-3515 SWAPMEET EVERY SUNDAY extraordinary - and continues to surprise us over and Open Wed-Thu, CLOSED Mon-Tue Apollo 11: Thur 1/2 @ 4:30pm, Fri 1/10 @ 1:45pm Starts @ 7:00pm JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL -PG13 over again. We celebrated her father Bruce Dern in Aquarela: Fri 12/27 @ 12pm, Tues 12/31 @ 5pm, A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD -PG 2014, so it’s particularly special to salute her at the Sun 1/12 @ 7:30pm All Shows - General Admission $10.00 / Kids $4.00 35th edition of our festival, making it the first time a The Biggest Little Farm: Sun 12/29 @ 5pm (Followed by Radio Active @ 92.1 FM / Find Us On Facebook – Hi Way Drive In a Q&A), Fri 1/3 @ 6:45pm, Thur 1/9 @ 5pm father daughter duo has been honored,” shared Roger www.playingtoday.com The Cave: Sat 12/28 @ 4:30pm, Wed 1/1 @ 7:30pm, Durling, SBIFF Executive Director. Sat 1/11 @ 2pm Two-time Academy Award® nominee, Emmy and The Edge of Democracy: Mon 12/30 @ 5pm, Sun 1/5 @ Golden Globe winner, Dern has touched audiences Laura Dern 12pm, Fri 1/10 @ 6:30pm and critics alike with her moving and heartfelt Parks Plaza Buellton Movies For Sama: Tues 12/31 @ 12pm, Mon 1/6 @ 7:30pm, performances. Currently starring in two of the biggest films of the year, Netflix’s Marriage Story Movie Listings for 12/27/19-1/2/20 Sat 1/11 @ 4:30pm atres - The Independent and Sony’s Little Women, Dern has also won four Golden Globe Awards with seven nominations, adsource@exhibitorads.com The Great Hack: Sun 12/29 @ 7:30pm, Sat 1/4 @ BOMBSHELL -R FRI-SAt 11:30-2:00-4:30-7:00-9:30 as well as earned a Primetime Emmy Award and seven Primetime Emmy Award nominations. On 4pm, Tues 1/7 p. @ 7:30pm SUn-tHU 11:30-2:00-4:30-7:00 888.737.2812 f. 203.438.1206 television, Dern was most recently seen as Renata in the second season of HBO’s Big Little Lies, CATS –PG FRI-SAt 11:30-2:00-4:30-7:00-9:30 Honeyland: Mon 12/30 @ 7:30pm, Sun 1/5 @ 5pm, SUn-tHU 11:30-2:00-4:30-7:00 which aired on HBO this past summer. Sun 1/12 @ 2:30pm : Friday,LITTLEDecember 27-January 2, 2019 WOMEN -PG FRI-SAt 12:00-2:45-5:30-8:15 The Cinema Vanguard Award recognizes actors who have forged their own path, taking artistic Knock Down The House: Sat 1/4 @ 6:30pm, Sat 1/11 @ SUn-tHU 12:00-2:45-5:30 STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER -PG13 risks and making a significant and unique contribution to film. Previous honorees include Michael B. ery date: Monday, December 23, 2019 at 2:33:19 PM caind_met12276:45pm FRI-SAt 1:00-4:00-7:00-9:45 Jordan, William DeFoe, Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Rooney Mara, Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Maiden: Monday 1/6 @ 5pm, Thur 1/9 @ 7:30pm SUn-tHU 1:00-4:00-7:00 Jones, Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jean Dujardin, Bernice Bejo, Nicole Midnight Family: Friday 12/27 @ 4:45pm, Wed 1/1 @ All Shows before 5pm are $8.50 and REEL DEAL (first show every day at Parks Plaza theatre) $7.50. Movies and times 12pm, Wed 1/8 @ 7:30pm Kidman, Peter Sarsgaard, Christoph Waltz, Vera Farmiga, Kristin Scott Thomas, Stanley Tucci, and subject to change. General Admission $11.50, Seniors $8, One Child Nation: Sat 12/28 @ 6:45pm, Friday 1/3 @ Ryan Gosling. Child $8.50 BIFF WILL SCREEN 15 documentaries chosen out of 190 for the 92nd Oscars documentary shortlist at the Riviera Theatre through Sunday, January 12th. The schedule is as follows:



MOVIES LOMPOC (805) 736-1558 / 736-0146

Find Us On Facebook – Parks Plaza theatre www.playingtoday.com

Buellton • 805-688-7434

4:30pm, Wed 1/8 @ 4:30pm

For tickets visist www.sbiff.org

Features and Showtimes for December 27-January 2 H = Subject to Restrictions on “SILVER MVP PASSES”



H LITTLE WOMEN B 11:15, 2:00, 5:00, 8:00

H SPIES IN DISGUISE B 11:30, 2:15, 4:45, 7:30

METRO 4 618 STATE STREET, SANTA BARBARA (805) 965-7684 H STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER LASER PROJECTION C Fri to Mon: 12:00, 3:30, 6:45, 10:00; Tue: 12:00, 3:00, 6:45; Wed & Thu: 12:00, 3:30, 6:45, 10:00 H STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER C 11:00, 2:30, 9:00


H LITTLE WOMEN B 11:00, 2:00, 5:00, 8:00

H UNCUT GEMS E 11:15, 2:15, 5:15, 8:15

H STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER 3D C 5:45 PM H CATS B 12:00, 2:35, 5:10, 7:45


H A HIDDEN LIFE C 1:15 PM KNIVES OUT C 12:20, 3:20, 6:30, 9:25

H BOMBSHELL E 1:30, 4:05, 6:40, 9:15



7040 MARKETPLACE DR, GOLETA (805) 968-4140

H BOMBSHELL E Fri to Mon: 11:00, 1:50, 4:25, 7:00, 9:40; Tue: 11:00, 1:50, 4:25, 7:00; Wed & Thu: 11:00, 1:50, 4:25, 7:00, 9:40



H STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER C Fri to Mon: 10:15, 11:15, 12:00, 1:30, 2:30, 3:20, 4:45, 5:45, H LITTLE WOMEN B 1:30, 4:30, 6:40, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00; Tue: 10:15, 11:15, 7:30 12:00, 1:30, 2:30, 3:20, 4:45, 5:45, 6:40, 8:00, 9:00; Wed & Thu: 10:15, 11:15, 12:00, 1:30, 2:30, 3:20, 4:45, 5:45, 6:40, 8:00, 9:00, KNIVES OUT C 1:45, 4:45, 7:45 10:00


H SPIES IN DISGUISE B 10:45, 12:00, 1:15, 2:30, 3:40, 5:00, 6:10, 8:45

H CATS B 10:25, 1:25, 4:00, 6:30, 9:10

ARLINGTON H JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL C Fri to Mon: 10:00, 12:50, 3:40, 6:30, 8:30, 9:45; Tue: 10:00, 12:50, 3:40, 6:30, 8:30; Wed & Thu: 10:00, 12:50, 3:40, 6:30, 8:30, 9:25

FROZEN II B 10:30, 1:00, 3:30, 6:00


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The Cinema Vanguard Award will be presented to Laura Dern on Tuesday, January 21st, at 8pm at the Arlington Theatre. For tickets ($35) visit www.sbiff.org

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice: Celebrates an artist whose desire to share the music she loved made generations of fans fall in love with her and the sound of her voice • $7 • www.thealcazar.org • The Alcazar Theatre, 7-8:40pm Fr, 12/27.



A Clockwork Orange: Two Nights Only • $6-$10 • https:// sbiffriviera.com • SBIFF Riviera Theatre, 2044 Alameda Padre Serra, 9pm Fr & Sa, 12/27 & 12/28.

Judy: Thirty years after starring in The Wizard of Oz, beloved actress and singer Judy Garland arrives in London to perform sold-out shows • $7 • www.thealcazar.org • The Alcazar Theatre, 3-5pm Su, 12/29. Once Upon a Time In Hollywood: Friday Matinee presented by the Public Library • Free • www.sbplibrary.org • Faulkner Gallery, Central Lib, 2-4pm Fr, 1/3. Smallfoot: Family Movie presented by the Public Library • Free • www.sbplibrary.org • Children’s Area - Island Rm, Central Lib, 2-4pm Sa, 1/4.

Downton Abbey: The continued story of the Crawley family, owners of a large estate in the English countryside • $7 • www.thealcazar.org • The Alcazar Theatre, 3-5:05pm Su, 1/5. Lutah: Explores the life of a little known architect who left a big legacy. Q&A with Marc Appleton and other local architectural luminaries following the screening • $14-$106 • www.lobero.org • Lobero Theatre, 6pm Su, 1/5.

Rubicon TheaTRe: Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings – Francis, Jinx, Smudge and Sparky have been brought back to Earth to provide a little heavenly harmony in a discordant world • 1006 E Main St, Ventura • www. rubicontheatre.org • $34-$74 • We-Su, Through 12/29. STudio TheaTeR aT ucSb: Prima Materia – (Launch Pad Staged Reading) A three-character mother-daughter comedy about death, love, memory, and letting go. New play by Cheri Steinkellner • Studio Theater at UCSB, TD East 1101 • Free • 4pm Su, 1/5.



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State Street Ballet

Rodney Gustafson’s magical choreography for The Nutcracker

Photo by David Bazemore

ANTA BARBARA’S INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED STATE STREET BALLET was back in town last weekend after touring the west presenting artistic director Rodney Gustafson’s choreographic take on The Nutcracker. The company gave the home audience the opportunity to see its finely tuned performances last weekend (December 21st to 22nd) at the Granada Theatre. Gustafson’s endearing and visually beautiful original choreography and staging of Tchaikovsky’s poignant masterpiece enchanted Saturday night’s audience and reminded this witness to more than a few productions, that The Nutcracker in its various choreographic iterations over the past 120 years continues to hit home, delighting as well as moving audiences as readily in 2019 as it did at its premiere in 1892, just one year before the composer’s tragic death. Gustafson’s Nutcracker is, well, innocently curvaceous, its choreographic narrative clean and clear to the eye. E. T. A. Hoffmann’s creepy-good tale about young Clara’s dream-state adventures with the Nutcracker Prince in a not altogether friendly Land of Sweets remains sacrosanct, yet Gustafson also brings fresh insight and new ideas to his interpretation of the iconic story. Characters in Hoffmann’s narrative that take Gustafson’s eye are highlighted with focused choreographic attention. Two roles in particular, Drosselmeyer the magician and Mother Ginger, have been given more significant choreographic and acting tasks by Gustafson. SSB principal Sergei Domrachev who has been with the company since 1997, stole the show last Saturday night, as he no doubt does whenever he dances these two disparate characters. His stunning professionalism, masterful sense of timing and humor, disciplined and artful acting exaggerations, and incredible footwork made both roles uniquely his. Nothing cheaply comedic about Domrachev’s interpretations. Rather, a Marcel Marceau-like perfection of disciplined body movement and mimed expression. Bravo, maestro Domrachev! Tchaikovsky’s music for The Nutcracker stretches two and a half hours plus when performed, which is seldom, in its totality. As the ballet has been tweaked by various choreographers over the years beginning with Petipa/Ivanov, Bennett Ruehlman as the Soldier Doll

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the score has also been sliced and diced to satisfy need, taste, and time. Gustafson’s Nutcracker is in the neighborhood of an hour and a half with one intermission, yet he has chosen to keep one or two dances that are not ordinarily heard or seen in the de rigueur realization of the work performed this time of year throughout the world since the 1940s. What a thrill to hear music and see dance sequences that are not familiar. As Santa Barbara’s resident professional dance company, it is always a delight to see familiar artists perform their accustomed roles in this annual rite of holiday passage. Francois Llorente is a relative newcomer to the company and his pairing on Saturday night with another newcomer Saori Yamashita While Clara dreams... in Arabian made for a stunningly beautiful duo. The Grand Pas de Deux in the second act was performed on Saturday night with style and familiarity by Deise Mendonça and Jack Stewart. In an imaginative twist by Gustafson, the traditional role of Rat King is replaced by a Rat Queen and on Saturday night Anna Carnes turned in a charmingly dastardly performance. Jack Stewart nailed Cavalier on Saturday, kudos as well for Deise Mendonça’s Sugar Plum Fairy. Hoffmann’s dream weaver Clara was realized with elegant form and poise on Saturday night by Ella Rotondo, her Nutcracker Prince, Noam Tsivkin. Bennett Ruehlman (Soldier Doll); Alvaro Oquita (Grandmother); Tanner Blee (Snow King); Arianna Hartanov and Chloe Kelley (Spanish); Marika Kobayashi and Oscar Bravo Ly (Chinese); Amara Galloway, Tanner Blee and John Christopher Piel (Russian); Emma Lawrence (Maid); and multiple additional roles danced by several of the above, brought Gustafson’s sweet Nutcracker vision to vibrant life. Angels, snowflakes, bon-bons, and assorted dewdrops courtesy of Gustafson Dance; imaginative costume design by A. Christina Giannini and colleagues; the Opera San Luis Obispo Grand Orchestra in the pit under the baton of Brian Asher Alhadeff with the added magic of the Matilija Junior High Chamber Choir, Thomas Frederickson director, as Tchaikovsky’s angelic voices, made for a splendid evening.

Photo by David Bazemore


Review by Daniel Kepl / VOICE

Daniel Kepl has been writing music, theatre, and dance reviews or Santa Barbara publications since he was a teenager. His professional expertise is as an orchestra conductor. For more reviews by Daniel Kepl visit: www.performingartsreview.net

How the holidays bring out the better angels of our nature, according to evolutionary anthropology


By Tom Jacobs / The UC Santa Barbara Current

T’S EASY TO BECOME CYNICAL about the “holiday spirit.” For a few weeks every year, we focus on giving — to family, friends, charitable organizations. But soon after the new year, most of us return to a self-centered status quo. Hypocrisy? Not at all, according to evolutionary anthropologist Michael Gurven. Chair of integrative anthropological sciences at UC Santa Barbara, he argues that giving to others is a fundamental part of human nature — but so is being selective about who we give to, and under what circumstances. Therefore, a “season of giving” makes perfect sense. “The impulse to connect with others is a human universal, and a major way we do this is by giving and sharing,” Gurven said. “When you compare us to our nearest primate relative, chimpanzees, we share a wide range of resources and give freely — not just upon request or in response to begging.” That’s especially true at this time of year, when the air is filled with familiar melodies of carols proclaiming peace and goodwill. In his research, Gurven approaches human behavior from an evolutionary perspective, which posits that our habits and motivations often echo behaviors that allowed our ancient ancestors to survive and thrive. Our impulse to give to others, he argues, very much reflects our biological legacy. Early and again late in life, Gurven notes, we depend upon others to take care of us. These experiences imprint on us the importance of sharing.

“Even in hunter-gatherer societies, people can’t make ends meet until they’re in their late teens,” he said. “That means the first 18 years of life, you need to receive food from others. That can also be true in your productive prime — say your 30s and 40s — if you have a lot of hungry mouths to feed in your family. On the other hand, chimpanzees can feed themselves shortly after weaning. “Humans grow and develop slowly, and it takes a long time to become a successful food producer, be it in hunting, farming, or gathering,” he continued. “That training period requires subsidies from other individuals. Cooperation is not just a curious human attribute — it’s a large part of who we are.” That said, as philanthropists, “we are very selective,” Gurven noted. “If we gave everything we produced away every day, we’d be destitute. So we are strategic about what we give and who we give it to. If you’re primed to give all the time, it could become overwhelming, and then you might not want to give at all.” So many of us wait until the holidays — the time of year when “all of the signals that inspire giving are turned up really high. When you’re at a supermarket, the Salvation Army is right outside the door. You can’t avoid them.” Gurven believes all those opportunities to give can produce a certain contagion. “Generosity is in the air,” he said. “Everyone around you is giving, and we’re competitive. “If you get an appeal in the mail that starts ‘Dear Friend’ or

‘Dear Brother,’ the charity is creating a fictive social relationship that might pull on your obligation to give to family or close ties,” he continued. “When a friend donates to a charitable cause, you might see it on social media; it’s virtue signaling to everybody ‘see what I just did,’ which could inspire others to do the same thing.” Then there are those holiday ‘white elephant’ parties, which Gurven notes are “opportunities to bring people together and remind them to think about each other. “Some people act altruistically no matter what,” he said. “They have to watch out that they don’t get exploited. For the rest of us, context matters, culture matters. The holiday season focuses us. We recognize how important our social networks are, so we spend money on gifts for family and friends.” OK, but why do we take the time and effort to select presents for our loved ones, rather than just giving the gift we can be assured they will like: cold, hard cash? “When you exchange gifts with people in your social network, (well thought out) gifts have a lot of symbolic value,” Gurven explained. “An economist would argue that money is the best gift because you can get anything you want, which should maximize your satisfaction. But that’s too easy. It doesn’t show much about your relationship; it just shows you have a thick wallet. “If I’m giving you a gift that was both costly to me and shows that I’ve been paying careful attention to your likes and dislikes,” he went on, “from your perspective it signals, ‘He must really value me.’ As a result, you’re more likely to value our friendship and want to interact in the future. That’s a big deal.” So take care when choosing those gifts, and don’t feel bad when your donations drop off in mid-January. Both, Gurven said, are prime examples of human nature.” Printed with permission of UCSB Office of Public Affairs and Communications

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Staci Caplan Named SBAOR President For 2020



By Amy Beth Katz, M.A., VOICE

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ONORING OUTSTANDING SERVICE AND INSTALLING THE 2020 PRESIDENT, STACI CAPLAN, the Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS held their 112th luncheon at the Coral Casino, Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, on December 6th. The SBAOR is one of the oldest and largest business organizations in Santa Barbara County. “My main goals are member engagement and advocacy - working on housing supply solutions for our community. I wanted to be President to continue my service to the Association, offering my knowledge of both state and local issues, and hopefully getting our elected officials to understand Honorary Member for our advocacy efforts to find supply-side solutions to the Life Chris Agnoli housing crisis,” shared Caplan, who is the Broker of Pacific Crest Realty. The new president Diana Bull and Staci Caplan, mother and daughter, a past President and New President was introduced by Diana Bull, NAR HALL OF was very humbling, to feel the FAME REALTOR® EMERITUS, support of our members and past President of SBAOR, and Staci’s of those who have served as mother and life-long mentor. president before me; there was Chris Agnoli was recognized as also a lot of love in the room an Honorary Member for Life. He is a - especially for my mom who past president of the organization. installed me. That was a very Andy Alexander was honored as special moment, to have her REALTOR of the Year; REALTOR swear me in to the duties and Community Service Award, Sofie responsibilities to which she has Langhorne; Howard Gates Award, also served,” commented Caplan. Kris Randolph, Karen Chackel, Affiliate of the Year Marissa John Chufar; Affiliate of the Year, Marisa Holly, and Tessi Martinez Santa Barbara County Holly of First American Title; President’s Supervisor Das Williams was Award, Kyle Kemp; REALTOR Award Thomas Schultheis and Supervisor Das Williams in attendance along with Santa of Excellence, Randy Glick; and a Barbara City Council Members Community Service Award was given to Randy Rowse, Meagan brothers Jacob Mansbach Harmon, and Jason and Joseph Mansbach, Dominguez. ages 15 and nine, for Santa Barbara raising $100,000 for Association of the Foodbank of Santa REALTORS® 2020 Barbara County. Board of Directors: In his final speech, President, Staci Caplan; REALTOR® of the Year honoree outgoing President President Elect, ® REALTOR Community Service Thomas Schultheis Andy Alexander Brian Johnson; Vice Award honoree Sofie Langhorne acknowledged and President, Jean Sedar; thanked both staff and Secretary/Treasurer, Bob volunteers for their team Community Service Award Walsmith, Jr; Directors: efforts. He also pointed John Chufar received the Howard Honorees Joseph Mansbach Michele Allyn, Brianna out SBAOR fundraising and Jacob Mansbach Johnson, Michelle King, Gates Award efforts of $46,000 Erin Muslera, Patrick Rodriguez, contributed to Angels Foster Care of Geoff Rue, Richard van Seenus, Todd Shea; Immediate Past President, Santa Barbara and $10,000 raised for Thomas Schultheis; and Affiliate Director, Rick Wilson. the Council on Alcoholism and Drug For more information: www.sbaor.com Abuse’s Teen Court, as well as work done to change Zoning Information Amy Beth Katz, M.A, is a photojournalist, writer, intuitive/depth counselor, and holistic Reports in Santa Barbara. Realtor in Santa Barbara. Contact her at amykatz@yahoo.com Santa Barbara City Council Members Jason Dominguez, Randy Rowse, “This experience of the Installation and Meagan Harmon with outgoing president, Thomas Schultheis

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FLIP Fabrique: Blizzard Sun, Feb 9th / 6:30pm / Granada Theatre / Bringing the best in contemporary circus from Quebec to Santa Barbara, these expert jugglers, high flyers, aerialists and acrobats create a Blizzard that promises to blow away everything in its path Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group

Thu, Feb 20th / 8:00pm / Campbell Hall Texas trailblazer Lyle Lovett returns with his long-running backup band, combining his rich sound, singular gift for storytelling and wry sense of humor in an intimate acoustic performance. Lyle Lovett

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Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, and Charlie Musselwhite

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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.




The Holidays bring friends and travel... By Beverley Jackson, Special to VOICE


December 27, 2019

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HOPE YOU ALL HAD A GOOD CHRISTMAS. It was a more low key one, with more synthetic trees for environmental reasons. Many less Christmas cards and lavish private parties... and many fewer lengthy family letters about the children and grandchildren. The White House: Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai Province, Thailand But there is one Christmas letter I look forward to receiving from my friend Chris Hall who lives in Hong Kong. Chris, in the financial business, is famous for his superb collection of great antique Chinese textiles and living life to the fullest. He covered the Hong Kong protests in knowledgeable detail, but I’m going to share some of his travel report, about a trip to northern Thailand. “We first visited the White House in Chiang Rai where the temples are designed by artists not monks. They are painted white symbolizing the mind that is permanent whereas the toilets are painted gold to represent wealth and everything that is temporary. There was time before lunch to see a splendid flower show including mannequins dressed in academic gowns of black flowers. How often do you see black flowers? Sheila pointed out a wall covered in Vanda, a flower that grows a meter high in spite of having virtually no roots. And we had lunch in Cabbages and Condoms, My friend Chris Hall who lives in Hong Kong a restaurant that promotes population control. The decor did fit the season. They had a life size Father Christmas made out of condoms! Well, it was Thailand! As though I didn’t have a foot high pile of must read books, I took a 1939 book by Daniele Vare off a shelf and started reading it. Vare, an Italian diplomat aaatravelsantabarbara@aaa-calif.com stationed in China, wrote some of the finest books on life in China at the beginning of the 20th century. The book I chose, The Temple of Costly Experience, brought to mind American Christmas carolers who used to ride around in carriages singing. But Vare was writing about “the Singing Cossacks,” as the Russian soldiers were known to their allies. “The Russian Commander drove up to the English fort in an open carriage with an escort of horsemen each of whom carried a lighted torch which he held high as he rode. They arrived torches flaring and harness bells jingling and all singing.” This stirred my imagination - and I hope Vanda coerulea - of the yours.

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Poetic VOICE

As we are swept along by the current


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EFLECTING ON THIS CLOSING YEAR — many sorrows, many loves — I think of William Merwin who lived until last spring and his greatness as a poet of loss and love. He embraced virtually everything with his large grasp, even our vain attempts at supreme power — the gods are what has failed to become of us. Light and sound and memory, whales, termites — imagine a language where the word for food is house —the entire ecology of being and perception fell into his poems like starlight. And of each other — Here Together

William S. Merwin

These days I can see us clinging to each other as we are swept along by the current I am clinging to you to keep you from being swept away and you are clinging to me to keep me from being swept away from you we see the shores blurring past as we hold each other in the rushing current the daylight rushes unheard far above us how long will we be swept along in the daylight how long will we cling together in the night and where will it carry us together The Wings Of Daylight Brightness appears showing us everything it reveals the splendors it calls everything but shows it to each of us alone and only once and only to look at not to touch or hold in our shadows what we see is never what we touch what we take turns out to be something else

what we see that one time departs untouched while other shadows gather around us the world’s shadows mingle with our own we had forgotten them but they know us they remember us as we always were they were at home here before the first came everything will leave us except the shadows but the shadows carry the whole story at first day break they open their long wings The second poem, both from Garden Time, 2016, recalls in tone and thrust Shakespeare’s Sonnet 17 — goodly in recitation to a beloved—I love its high feeling, the promise of failure, the rather arrogant hope, the sigh, the so human trying — Who will believe my verse in time to come, If it were filled with your most high deserts? Though yet, heaven knows, it is but as a tomb Which hides your life, and shows not half your parts. If I could write the beauty of your eyes And in fresh numbers number all your graces, The age to come would say, ‘This poet lies; such heavenly touches ne’er touched earthly faces.’ So should my papers—yellowed with their age, Be scorned, like old men of less truth than tongue, And your true rights be termed a poet’s rage And stretched metre of an antique song: But were some child of yours alive that time, You should live twice, in it, and in my rhyme. I read the next poem during a wedding ceremony for dear friends, also from Garden Time— The Present As they were leaving the garden one of the angels bent down to them and whispered I am to give you this as you are leaving the garden

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This is the poem of Olav Hauge, Norwegian, who lived alone making his living on an acre of apples. Solitary, flinty, aging, he was shocked when a woman, Bodil, fell in love with him. He couldn’t believe it. He had been made for isolation, so he thought, wrote poems in the rustic, obscure dialect assuring his anonymity. Yet, he became internationally beloved with the help of Robert Bly and Robin Fulton his major translators. He captured the many impossibilities and miracles in his magnificent poem. Yes, that’s it, isn’t it? Arguments are thrown at us continually that it’s all impossible. Throughout history, poetry, the soul healing word, has risen in signification during terrible times clear back to Homer and seventh century B.C. Sappho. She has to be considered the most successful poet ever as she is yet intensely studied, translated, recited in love—and her thirteen books were destroyed in the great Alexandria Library fire leaving us with a miraculous 192 fragments, the last: gold anklebone cups. All gratitude for Anne Carson’s translations, If Not, Winter, 2002. Fragment 31 is a nearly complete poem with a sudden, enigmatic, break — He seems to me equal to gods that man whoever he is who opposite you sits and listens close to your sweet speaking and lovely laughing—oh it puts the heart in my chest on wings for when I look at you, even a moment, no speaking is left in me

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I am a boat without wind. You were the wind. Was that the direction I wanted to go? Who cares about directions with such a wind.

But all is to be dared, because even a person of poverty

yet they both reached at once for the present and when their hands met

UND FOR SANTA BARBARA’S GARY CLARK will be departing from the non-profit’s leadership after eleven years to pursue his next professional endeavor. During his tenure at the FSB, Clark helped shape operations, communications, development efforts, and directed capacity building work. His next position will be at the Santa Barbara Foundation. “We are delighted to have Clark join us as the director of the collaboration for social impact. His role will be essential to our aspiration to deepen SBF’s support and advocacy for the social sector and Clark is the perfect person to build out this vision,” Ron Gallo, president and CEO of the SBF, shared in a news release. The staff at the FSB are looking forward to continuing and strengthening their partnership with the SBF. With Clark exiting, the FSB is making changes to its staffing over the next few months to align their professional development opportunities with organizational needs. Stanley Gary Clark Tzankov will transition to the capacity building manager role. Kristin Hsu will take on a development associate role. Hugo Valdovinos will begin a new role as operations supervisor.

You Are The Wind

and cold sweat holds me and shaking grips me all, greener than grass I am and dead—or almost I seem to me.

you will not be able to keep it but you will not be able to keep anything

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The favorite poem of that ceremony turned out to be the simplest one—in a way—and I taught everyone to recite it—

no: tongue breaks and thin fire is racing under skin and in eyes no sight and drumming fills ears

I do not know what it is or what it is for what you will do with it

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NEW ONLINE SERVICE FROM COTTAGE HEALTH, called Cottage CareNow, will connect patients with Cottage providers who can offer online diagnosis and treatment for common medical conditions. Cottage CareNow helps patients with conditions like colds, flu, skin rash, and more. Users can access Cottage CareNow 24/7/365 from their smartphone, tablet, or computer by visiting cottagehealth.org/carenow. No insurance plan is required to access the service. The fee is just $29 for an online interview or $39 for a video face-to-face visit, payable by credit, debit, or health savings card. Anyone in California who is over 18 can create an account, and dependents can be included. Visits for children under 18 must be completed by a parent. The service is easy to use. After entering symptoms and health information, patients choose to have a Cottage Health provider review their results and respond with a treatment plan within an hour or request an immediate face-to-face video visit. CareNow is staffed by a Cottage Health nurse practitioner and Cottage Health credentialed providers. When appropriate, prescriptions are submitted directly to the patient’s preferred pharmacy. If virtual care is not appropriate, the patient is not charged for the eVisit and will be referred for an in-person evaluation. Cottage CareNow assists in connecting patients with a primary care physician if they do not currently have one. The not-for-profit Cottage Health is the leader in providing advanced medical care to the Central Coast region. Specialties include the Cottage Children’s Medical Center, Level 1 Trauma Center, Neuroscience Institute, Heart & Vascular Center, Center for Orthopedics, and Rehabilitation Hospital. The Cottage Health medical staff is comprised of more than 700 physicians, many with subspecialties typically found only at university medical centers. Last year, the Cottage Health hospitals in Goleta, Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley provided inpatient care for 20,000 people, treated 79,000 patients through their 24-hour emergency departments and helped deliver 2,100 newborns.


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December 27, 2019

President’s Corner More Hopeful Trends for Affordable Housing

Why are Consumers Buying Less?


By Harlan Green / Special to VOICE

RESIDENT TRUMP TWEETED THIS MORNING (December 12th) that U.S. and China were close to a “really big deal,” and stocks rallied with the S&P up as much as 30 points and the DOW 250 points higher in early trading. Yet both chief economic spokesman Larry Kudlow and OMB chief Mick Mulvaney said there was no agreement on reducing or eliminating the December tariff increases on Chinese imports of consumer goods. A report from the Wall Street Journal indicated U.S. trade negotiators are offering to cancel new China tariffs and reduce existing levies on Chinese goods by up to 50 percent on $360 billion worth of imports tariff increases on Chinese imports of consumer goods. So there is no agreement of even a Phase I trade agreement with China, as I said, which is why inflation has remained moribund for so long. And today’s Producer Price Index for final demand—a term that describes the demand for wholesale prices that go into product prices—confirms that fact. That is the surest sign of falling prices, which is the real measure of economic growth. It’s a term economists understand, but few others. It measures how much consumers and businesses want and are able to buy, because it filters into retail inflation, the market price consumers pay, which hasn’t risen much above two percent, either. “The November results held the YOY increase in the headline final demand PPI steady at the October level of 1.1 percent,” said Reuters’ ICAP summary, “but trimmed the YOY rise in the narrow core index from 1.5 percent to 1.3 percent. That is the smallest 12-month increase in the core measure since September 2017.” This tells us why predictions for Q4 GDP growth are now below one percent, when third quarter GDP growth

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HE FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY announced that it is raising the conforming loan limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to $510,400 on one-unit properties and a cap of $765,600 in high-cost areas. The previous loan limits were $484,350 and $726,525, respectively. While this is great news for homebuyers in general, Santa Barbara County was given a lower conforming loan limit ($625,500) rather than the maximum for high-cost areas ($765,600). This is problematic for homebuyers in Santa Barbara because of the high costs of homes. The conforming loan limit determines the maximum size of a mortgage that government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can buy or Thomas C. “guarantee.” Non-conforming or “jumbo loans” typically Schultheis have tighter underwriting standards and sometimes carry higher mortgage interest rates than conforming loans, increasing monthly payments and hampering the ability of families in California to purchase homes by making them less affordable. In true REALTOR® fashion, the SBAOR membership came together to advocate for homebuyers by sending in letters to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) demanding to increase the conforming loan limit to the maximum. REALTORS® exhibit pride in their everyday actions and go above and beyond to improve the lives of their clients, consumers, and their communities. #ThatsWhoWeR.

was revised slightly upward to 2.1 percent. Falling final demand is a stark result of the toll from an erratic foreign policy that the Trump administration uses to play to public popularity rather than a foreign policy that serves the public interest. It turns out that reducing tariffs on $360 million Chinese imports would be a good thing for consumers, since consumers are cutting back on spending with fewer imports, and Midwestern farmers’ bankruptcies have skyrocketed due to the lost revenues that combine with record floods decimating crop yields. Yet Trump seems to be holding out for China to agree to $60 billion in agricultural purchases from farmers, whereas it has historically never been higher than $20 billion per year and is currently just $8 billion. Meanwhile China has gone to Brazil and other countries that grow lots of corn and soybeans to replace what it had previously purchased from Trump’s Midwestern constituents. Will those farmers ever recover from their lost revenues that Trump has been replacing with taxpayer money, all the while contributing to the $1 trillion annual budget deficit? In the end, it is Americans who are really paying for the tariff wars that are not in the public interest, which has been obvious for a long time.

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

BELLA ROSA GALLERIES: Dan LeVin’s Lonely Hearts and Ed Borein prints, Ongoing • 1103-A State St • Mo-Sa 11-6pm/Sun 11-5pm • 805-966-1707. CABADAGRAY GALLERY: Vita Art Center, 28 W. Main St, Ventura • We-Sa 10-4pm/By Appt • 805-644-9214. 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 12-4pm • 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 • 805-570-9863. 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 • We-Sa 11-5pm • 805-966-7939. CYPRESS GALLERY (Lompoc): Let’s Do the Holidays & Lompoc Art Assoc ~ Dec 29 • Closed during January 2020 • 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. ELIZABETH GORDON GALLERY: Contemporary art ~ Ongoing • 15 W Gutierrez St • Mo 11-2pm, Tu-Sa 11-5pm, Su 11-3pm • 805-963-1157. EL PRESIDIO DE SANTA BÁRBARA: Nihonmachi Revisited • Memorias y Facturas ~ Ongoing • $5/$4 • 123 E Canon Perdido • Daily 10:30-4:30pm • 805-965-0093. ELVERHØJ MUSEUM: • Elverhøj Around Town & Viking Exhibit ~ Ongoing • 1624 Elverhøj Wy, Solvang • $5 • We-Su 11-4pm • 805-686-1211. FAULKNER/SB PUBLIC LIBRARY GALLERIES: SB Art Assoc Holiday Show ~ Dec 31 • 40 E Anapamu St • Mo-Th 10-7pm, Fr-Sa 105:30pm, Su 1-5pm • 805-962-7653.

Receptions Events &


Thursday, January 2nd: 5-8pm 10 West Gallery ~ 10 W Anapamu St Thoughtfully Opening Reception Tuesday, January 14th 8:30-12pm Carpinteria Arts Center ~ 855 Linden Ave Call to Artists! Ingathering - Rincon

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

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GOLETA VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER: El Corazón de Goleta mural by Barbara Eberhart ~ Ongoing • 55679 Hollister Av • 9-6pm daily • www.thegvcc.org. GRAYSPACE GALLERY: Poetic License: Askew, ChurchillJohnson, & Lathim ~ Dec 28 • 219 Gray Av, Funk Zone • We, Th, Su 1-5pm; Fr-Sa 2-8pm & By Appt • 805-689-0858. HOSPICE OF SB, LEIGH BLOCK GALLERY: Memory Marks by Joan Giroux ~ Jan 2020 • 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, #100 • Mo-Fr 9-5pm, By Appt • 805-563-8820. INDIGO INTERIORS: Contemporary Art & Furnishings • 1321 State St • Mo-Fr 10-5:30pm, Sa By Appt • 805-962-6909. INSPIRATION GALLERY OF FINE ART: Local artists ~ Ongoing • 1528 State St • Tu- Fr 11-3pm • 805-962-6444. JAMES MAIN FINE ART: 19th & 20th Cent American & European Fine art & antiques ~ Ongoing • 27 E De La Guerra St • Tu-Sa 12-5pm • 805-962-8347. JARDIN DE LAS GRANADAS: re[visit] 1925 by Kym Cochran & Jonathan Smith • Ongoing • 21 E Anapamu. JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER SB: Exposed III: A mixed photographic, artistic journey curated by Lynn M. Holley ~ Jan 9 • 524 Chapala St • Mo-Th 9-5pm/Fr 9-3:30pm • 805-957-1115. KARPELES MUSEUM & MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY: Women’s Suffrage ~ Dec 31; Anne Baldwin, abstracts by “Hollywood” painter ~ Ongoing; John Herd, blended computer/photography prints ~ Ongoing • 21 W Anapamu • We-Su 12-4pm • 805-962-5322. 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. LINDEN STUDIO AND GALLERY: Lety Garcia, Sharon Schock, Kim Snyder, Leigh Sparks ~ Ongoing • 963 Linden Av, Carpinteria • Daily 11-5pm • 805-570-9195. LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER: Small Works Holiday Show ~ Jan 5 • 855 Linden Ave, Carpinteria • Thu-Mon 11-5pm • 805-684-7789; www.carpinteriaartscenter.org. MARCIA BURTT STUDIO: Holiday Exhibition ~ Jan 12 • 517 Laguna St • Th-Su 1-5pm • 805-962-5588. MASON STREET STUDIOS: Paintings by Lisa Pedersen, William Galzerano, Sheryl Denbo, & Emily Morrill ~ Ongoing • 121 E Mason St • Sa 12-5pm. MICHAELKATE INTERIORS & ART GALLERY: New work by Nack, P & T Post, Doehring, DaFoe, Hall, Brown • 132 Santa Barbara St • Mo-Sa 10-6pm, closed We, Su 11-5pm • 805-963-1411. MISA & MARTIN GALLERY: Etherea Materia ~ 619 State St • www.misa-artwork.com. MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Interactive experiences in science, tech, engineering, arts, & math • 125 State St • Daily 10-5pm • $14/$10 • 805-770-5000. MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SB: N. Dash ~ Feb 16 • 653 Paseo Nuevo • We, Fr, Sa 11-5pm/Th 11-8pm/Su noon-5pm • 805-966-5373. 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 ~ 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 125:30pm/Su 11-4pm • 805-969-9673.

PERSON RYAN GALLERY @ SUMMERLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 2346 Lillie Ave • 805-770-3677. PORCH: GALLERY: This Chapter Mixed Media Assemblages by Virginia McCracken • 3823 Santa Claus Ln • Mo-Sa 9:305:30pm, 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. 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. SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Encouraging creativity for aspiring artists with disabilities • 28 E Victoria St • 805-260-6705. SANTA BARBARA ARTS: Local Fine Art & Crafts ~ Ongoing • 1114 State St #24 • Daily 11-5:30pm • 805-884-1938. SANTA BARBARA CITY HALL: On the Blue Shore of Silence, by Mary Heebner ~ Ongoing • 735 Anacapa St • 805-698-4515. SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: From the Mountains to the Sea Schloss; Tello; Iwerks; Burtt; Drury ~ Ongoing • 1324 State St #J • Tu-Sa 11am-5pm • 805-845-4270. SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: Wings and Things ~ Jan 3 • 2375 Foothill Rd • Daily 10-9pm • 805-682-4722. SB BOTANIC GARDEN, Pritzlaff Conserv. Ctr: Garden Casitas: Playhouses Designed with Nature in Mind ~ Dec 31 • 1212 Mission Canyon Rd • Mo-Fr 9-6pm • 805-682-4726. SBCAST: 513 Garden St. • www.sbcast.org 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 115pm/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 • 805617-6421. 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: 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 113pm • 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 10-4pm, 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.

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A nine artist group show

HE CURATOR WANTS YOU TO SLOW DOWN A NOTCH and allow yourself a moment for some contemplative breathing when you visit 10 West Gallery during January. Thoughtfully is a mixed media exhibition of paintings, photography, and sculpture by nine artists opening with a 1st Thursday reception, January 2nd from 5 to 8pm and running through January 27th. This month’s sculptor is Tom Peck, whose primitive figures explore timeless emotion and human interactions, both personally and with the societies in which they live. Karen Zazon’s painting Koi Play exudes a peaceful meditative state of mind that we all seek. Her abstracts continue that feeling with Asian-inspired line, color and composition. Sophie MJ Cooper’s paintings describe New York City cityscapes. Lost in Thought by Tom Peck Quiet, light-infused scenes

Contemporary Art


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Poetic License Anthony Askew Dorothy Churchill-Johnson Rod Lathim Through December 28th For hours see www.GraySpaceArt.com 219 Gray Avenue - in the Funk Zone

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transport the viewer to an urban environment quite different from what we experience in Santa Barbara. Marilyn Helsenrott Hochhauser’s handmade paper compositions were created during her artist residency in Japan, studying under a master paper-maker. The artists in the exhibit are: Sophie MJ Cooper, Patricia Post, Marlene Struss, Karen Zazon, Tom Peck, Peggy Ferris, Stuart Ochiltree, Marilyn Helsenrott Hochhauser, Maria Miller. The gallery, located at 10 West Anapamu St, is open daily, 11am to 5:30pm. Sundays and Mondays, noon to 5pm. Closed on Tuesdays. Reach them at 805.770.7711 or visit www.10westgallery.com

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Artists Bulletin Board

By Dorothy Churchill-Johnson

Westside Haze, Oil on paper by Sophie MJ Cooper


Changing Course, Mixed Media on canvas by Patricia Post


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Harbor VOICE

Fishing with Paper & Ink

Best of the Season to You and Yours!


By Sigrid Toye, Special to VOICE

S I WRITE IT’S ALMOST CHRISTMAS with preparations being made for our traditional Christmas Eve dinner with the family. In our tradition growing up, Christmas was celebrated on Christmas Eve: candles all around the house were ablaze and my mother played and sang carols from the Old Country and my father and I sang along. There was always one ‘real’ candle smuggled on to the tree and a glass icicle from my father’s childhood Christmas tree carried across the ocean when he came. The Christmas Eve tradition continues here a little more robust perhaps, but with a few more people than just the three of us. Neither my mother or I were the most talented chefs (which was fortunately not passed on) and my daughter visiting from the Washington DC area is armed with the culinary talents of her paternal grandmother, Jene. Hanukkah was yesterday with my son’s family and three magnificent grand children and delicious latkes with applesauce were prepared by my daughter-in-law. It is the season of lights and we celebrate our holidays together with the ancients at the winter’s solstice. By the time this column goes to print it’ll almost be a brand new year … 2020! Can you believe it? I’m having trouble getting my mind around that one. Until then, I wish you all a warm and happy holiday week together with your loved ones. Stay dry!

Sigrid Toye volunteers for the Breakwater Flag Project. She is on the board of directors of the Maritime Museum and participates in Yacht Club activities. An educational/behavior therapist, Sigrid holds a Ph.D in clinical psychology. She loves all things creative, including her two grown children who are working artists. Send Harbor tips to: Itssigrid@gmail.com


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• 10 West Gallery 10 West Anapamu Street

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

SBMM Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

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

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Santa Barbara’s


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

Downtown January 2nd • 5-8pm

Galleries, Museums, & Art Venues

1 SBIFF’s Santa Barbara Filmmaker Screening Series: SBIFF

Education Ctr, 1330 State St • This month we will be showing Trevor Lestak’s LOSING GROUND which follows Ranch owners on the Gaviota Coast fighting to protect their land and way of life. Showtimes are 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7, and 7:30pm. Runtime: 15 minutes


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De La Guerra Place in Paseo Nuevo, 5:30 - 7:30pm • SOURIEZ will be playing music for everyone. A band with an acoustic jazz sound that draws from the jazz of the Hot Club of Paris and the prewar jazz of the U.S., they want their audience to smile (souriez) and have a good time. Maybe even dance!

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Santa Barbara Fine Art: 1324 State St, Suite J, 805-8454270 • Group Show featuring artists: Morgan Green, Richard Schloss, Arturo Tello, Carrie Givens, Kevin Gleason and others.



The Good Lion: 1212 State Street, 5 -11pm • Kick off the new year in style at the first official 1st Thursday After Hours Party of 2020! Join us for a roaring good time at the The Good Lion. Enjoy a delicious craft cocktail, relax with friends and loved ones, and listen to some 20’s tunes. Mention 1st Thursday and get access to a special discounted 20’s cocktail list.



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10 West Gallery: 10 W Anapamu St • 805-770-7711 • January’s exhibit at 10 West Gallery slows down a notch and allows contemplative breathing room to be felt in the gallery. A mixed media exhibition of paintings, photography and sculpture are represented in this nine-artist group show. (Image: Koi Play by Karen Zazon).



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5 Armada Wine & Beer Merchant: 1129 State Street suite A • 805-770-5912 • Enter through the beautiful courtyard and visit us for a festive specialty drink, The Fantasia Frizzante! Curated by our Sommelier, Carlos Mascherin, this Prosecco and Jardesca Aperitiva will pair well with our chill house music for the evening. DJ Stauss will be mixing unique music that perfectly fits our beautiful wine bar vibe with a groovy twist. 6 Sullivan Goss – An American Gallery: 11 E Anapamu St • 805-730-1460 • Sullivan Goss celebrates the opening of The Anchors: Historic Masterpieces from the Gallery’s Estates. Also on View 100 Grand, and Winter Salon. 3


Faulkner Gallery: 40 E Anapamu St, SB Public Library • The Santa Barbara Art Association is exhibiting a show juried by Nancy Caponi in the main Faulkner Gallery with diverse original artwork by some of SBAA’s 535 members.

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Santa Barbara Museum of Art: 1130 State St • 805-963-4364 • Bring the whole family to enjoy 1st Thursday together in SBMA’s Family Resource Center located on the Lower Level where Museum Teaching Artists are available to assist families in creating a special exhibition-based art project! Afterwards, enjoy the galleries until 8pm. Free!


9 Gallery 113: 1114 State St, La Arcada Ct #8 • 805-965-6611 • Members of the Santa Barbara Art Association exhibit their artwork here. Artist of the Month is Rica Coulter presenting her creative collection of abstract collages. Featured Artists are Sue Slater, Marie Arnold, Karen Glancy, Katherine Murray-Morse, and Michael Marzolla.


10 Grassini Family Vineyards: 24 El Paseo • 805-897-3366 • Enjoy a cozy, relaxing evening with local wine and friendly faces. Join us for a discounted glass of our award-winning wine, sit by the fireplace, and appreciate the beginning of the new year with a cheers! 11 The Wine Shepherd: 30 East Ortega Street • 805-323-6386 • Our inaugural 1st Thursday showcases the painted works of Beau Brown and the figurative studies of Jenna Grotelueschen. Beau explores the line and shape of the American Southwest and Jenna integrates the body in its surroundings across media. Enjoy their economy of line with a glass of wine!






12 Misa & Martin Gallery: 619 State St • Misa & Martin Gallery presents a carefully curated selection of contemporary art featuring emerging through mid-career artists. Gallery artists include: A.L.E.S. Misa Art, Barbara Bouman Jay, Christopher Jeffries, Kaleo, Jim Martin, Jeff Overlie, and Michael Haber.

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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...

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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...