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www.VoiceSB.com AKA: CASA Magazine Friday, February 14, 2020

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Ballet Nepantla will present Valentina at the Marjorie Luke


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New Business

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The solo exhibition of New York–based artist N. Dash at MCASB is closing on Sunday 21

In This Issue

The Women United luncheon supports children in local education programs, like this young participant at United Way’s Kindergarten Success Institutes.



2nd Annual Classic Storybook Luncheon

Little Women


Cover photo courtesy of United Way Women United

New businesses downtown by Amy Katz

The Ticket: SB Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9 Photo by Jay Farbman Photography

Beverley Jackson: Mixing Yesterday & Today. . 16 Open House Invitations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Harlan Green: Economic Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Classifieds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 Staci Caplan: SBAOR President. . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Destination ART. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-21 Daniel Kepl: Classical Music Review. . . . . . . . 22 Peering Inside the Black Box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Movies & Theatre...7

Dianne Reeves to perform at the Lobero Theatre


Marsha Bailey named Business Woman of the Year at the Chamber Business Awards 15

Photo Courtesy of UCSB Arts & Lectures

Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 14, 15, 17, 22

Lyle Lovett will perform at UCSB Campbell Hall


Coral Casino Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore Santa Barbara March 3rd: 11:30am to 1:30pm

Tickets: 805-965-8591 or www.unitedwaysb.org/storybookluncheon

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Women United Classic Storybook Luncheon


AKING THEIR LEAD FROM THE CLASSIC STORYBOOK LITTLE WOMEN, Women United, affinity group of United Way of Santa Barbara County, will host their second annual Classic Storybook Luncheon on Tuesday, March 3rd, at the Four Seasons Resort, the Biltmore Santa Barbara. This year’s theme book, Little Women, which was the 2019 Women United Book Club selection, will influence the event. Guest Speaker Michelle Branch, Principal and Founder of the Branch Law Group and Chair of the Women United Global Leadership Council, will focus on the impact women can have on their community. Branch is owner of a practice that provides legal services to innovative private companies, nonprofits, founders, and executive management. She has taught at NYU Law School and the University of California at Berkeley. At the start of her career, Branch advised Google as an attorney at the law firm Wilson and Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. A strong advocate for community

Michelle Branch, Guest Speaker

United Way Kindergarten Success Institutes participants

advocacy and philanthropy, she serves as a board member with United Way Bay Area and Chair of the Women United Global Leadership Council, which is a formal advisory body mobilizing women leaders to mobilizing women leaders to build stronger communities. Branch earned a Ph.D. and an M.A. in History from the University of California Berkley, a J.D. from Stanford Law School, and an A.B. in American Studies from Stanford University. The proceeds from the Women United Luncheon will support United Way’s educational programs and partnerships, such as Kindergarten Success Institutes, which ensures kindergartners start school ready to succeed, and Fun in the Sun, which provides high-quality summer learning experiences to keep at-risk youth engaged during the summer months. Last year, 200 luncheon attendees helped

Some of the 200 Women United 2019 luncheon guests: Arlene Hugh, Karla Parker, Jelinda DeVorzon, Lenka Tinka, Angelie Kahmann, Andria Kahmann, and Ursula Nesbitt

fund UWSBC’s early education programs on expanding United Way’s educational in Santa Barbara County. opportunities to ensure that Because of Women United’s more underserved children support last year, participants and families succeed during in the Kindergarten Success crucial early elementary school Institutes improved their years and beyond. Last year, academic skills by 68 percent Santa Barbara County’s nearly and their social/emotional 100 members also organized a skills by 69 percent! school supply drive, collected Part of a national network and distributed books and gifts of over 75,000 women in for children to enjoy during the 165 communities, Women holiday season, and developed Thank you to our United mobilizes a powerful friendships over shared goals. Sponsors: Aera Energy leadership network of women • American Riviera Tickets to the luncheon are Bank • Bryant & Sons to strengthen Santa Barbara $100. Tickets and sponsorship • City National Bank • opportunities are available County. Through fundraising, ExxonMobil • Rosemary by calling 805-965-8591 or volunteerism, and advocacy, Mutton • Union Bank visiting www.unitedwaysb.org/ Women United focuses storybookluncheon.

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Thursday, February 20th, 5 to 7pm Exhibit closes February 23 Untitled, by William Lawrence

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Nestled on an acre of mature gardens, this enchanting San Ysidro Ranch style farmhouse features tasteful upgrades while maintaining its early California charm. This gated estate has lush lawns and pebbled walkways that wind past organic raised vegetable beds, fruit trees, and English rose gardens. The main house has original gas fireplaces in the living room and den, a cast iron clawfoot tub in the guest bathroom, and an open-style kitchen filled with natural light, a walk-in pantry and rustic stone pizza oven. French doors open off the kitchen and dining area to a spacious back patio making the home ideal for indoor/outdoor entertaining. The living room opens onto a patio overlooking a fountain and citrus trees. The master bedroom and bathroom have built-in closets and plenty of natural light. There is also a cozy guest bedroom and a loft bedroom. A short walk across one of several outdoor entertaining areas is a welcoming guest cottage with vaulted exposed-beam ceilings, stone fireplace, temperature-controlled wine storage, kitchenette and spacious full bath. In a far corner of the property, is an additional living space unique to this property: a custom-built gypsy caravan with a small sitting area, half bath and sleeping quarters. The charm of this home goes beyond the fixtures and features presenting a true farmhouse lifestyle: morning coffee on the front porch, walking the dog down to the chicken coop to gather eggs for a morning omelet, picking avocados, citrus and vegetables for lunch, and evenings making pizzas and wonderful memories for the entire family. This is the home where the ultimate Montecito lifestyle is cultivated.

OFFERED AT $3,375,000

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Community News

Beach City Students Gather for a Special Celebration

12th Annual Santa Barbara Seed Swap Honors Kevin Childerley

To learn more about Santa Barbara Aquaponics, visit www.SantaBarbaraAquaponics.com

Max Barbakow (left) with cast of Palm Springs

Palm Springs Sets Sundance Record


AX BARBAKOW, SON OF MARGO AND LONGTIME SBIFF BOARD MEMBER JEFFREY BARBAKOW, recently broke the Sundance Film Festival record for the biggest sale in history – by 69 cents – with his film Palm Springs. A joint announcement from Hulu and indie distributor Neon confirmed the existential comedy was purchased for $17,500,000.69 in a sale brokered by UTA Independent Film Group. That figure just barely exceeded the previous record set by The Birth of a Nation in 2016, which went to the former Fox Searchlight Pictures for $17.5 million. Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti star in the film alongside J.K. Simmons, Meredith Hagner, Camila Mendez, and Peter Gallagher. Neon will take the film out to U.S. theatres but a timeline is not yet clear. Hulu will also be adding the film to what the Disney-owned streaming service described as a stacked Samberg library, which includes Brooklyn Nine-Nine, SNL, and the spoof Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. Palm Springs premiered on January 28th at Park City’s Library Theater. On hand were Barbakow, screenwriter Andy Siara, and the cast. “We spent over $85 million of our own money on this movie. We are taking a bath on this deal. We hope Neon and Hulu are happy, but we definitely have a lot of explaining to do to our families,” said producers Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, and Becky Sloviter in an interview with Variety, who mounted the project through their Party Over Here banner. The film was financed and also produced by Limelight Productions, led by Dylan Sellers and Chris Parker. In the film, Milioti plays a lost and self-destructive bridesmaid to a younger sister getting married in the desert. A heartfelt wedding toast from fellow guest Samberg brings the two together and things seem fine until a metaphysical event leaves the two with ample time to ponder the meaning of life and how it should be spent.

Photo courtesy of St. George and Associates


EVIN CHILDERLEY, OWNER OF SANTA BARBARA AQUAPONICS, was awarded the prestigious Local Food Hero Award at the 12th Annual Santa Barbara Seed Swap. Highly praised for his work as a passionate aquaponics innovator and educator, Childerley accepted the award on January 26th. Having started his career in the industry eight years ago with a simple raft system, he created and constructed closed loop systems, after much experimentation with aquaculture, aquaponic, and vermiponic. Each of his projects is a standalone grow system that interacts with and supports the others. Childerley currently keeps them outdoors in his living lab located in the banana belt of Santa Barbara. “Kevin was honored for his work and for the fact that he shares with our community the potential of this unique food growing strategy that combines aquaculture and hydroponics. He is committed to demonstrating that it’s possible to grow food sustainably, close to home, using less water, energy, and space,” said Margie Bushman, co-founder of the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, in a news release. Santa Barbara Aquaponics sells a wide variety of produce, including micro greens, Kevin Childerley lettuce, and kale to local restaurants. Channel Catfish power their systems with nutrients used to grow greens. A main benefit of aquaponics is that it uses 90 percent less water than modern agriculture, making it an excellent choice for dry climates. Childerley’s company serves the community by growing an abundance of healthy food using minimal resources.

February 14, 2020


At last year’s party, 95th-birthday girl Jean Nell is surrounded by flowers, balloons, and the friendship of her young neighbors at Beach City.

N FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH, about half of the 450 college kids who live at the Beach City housing complex on Cliff Drive will get together for a rousing Valentine’s Day house party complete with food catered by Dave’s Dogs Grill, dessert, and dancing to a DJ. It sounds at first like a pretty typical Friday night at Beach City, where the managers regularly hold on-site social events for the residents, virtually all of whom attend nearby Santa Barbara City College. The parties are held to give the young tenants – with an average age of 19 – a fun, safe way to stay off the streets. But this will not be your typical college bash. At this party, the students and others – including local dignitaries such as U.S. Representative Salud Carbajal – will be gathering to celebrate a special fellow resident: Valentine’s Day birthday girl Jean Nell, who’s turning 96 years old. One of just three nonstudent residents at Beach City, Nell has lived in her second-story apartment there for 26 years. When developer Ed St. George bought the apartment complex several years ago, to convert it to student housing, he adopted Nell and a couple of other longtime elderly tenants there who had nowhere else to go. Nell in particular thoroughly embraced her new neighbors, most of whom are young enough to be her great-great-grandchildren. And each year for the past five or so years, they have honored her by coming out in droves on Valentine’s Day to wish her a happy birthday. “She loves the kids and they love her,” St. George said. “And she is VERY vital. She works at the hospital. She volunteers once a week. She’s always making cookies. She’s got her plants she takes care of…” “When I inherited her as a tenant, the first thing I told her was, ‘Hey, when we get a first-floor apartment open, we’ll move you down there. We’ll paint it. We’ll get you a new kitchen.’ She said, ‘But then I won’t have my ocean view.’ I said, ‘But I get a little worried about you, on those stairs.’ She said, ‘Don’t you worry about me, Eddie. Besides, the stairs are good exercise for me.’ She’s a sweetheart; she really is.” ‘Hired Grandparents’: The success of blending generations at Beach City moved St. George to do it on purpose at another of his many student housing developments in Santa Barbara. At Campus 880 in Isla Vista, near UC Santa Barbara, an older married couple named Julio and Reina “are literally hired ‘grandparents,’” St. George said. “They live on-site. We pay them to live there. Julio is a maintenance supervisor for UCSB. Reina takes care of the students’ apartments. She picks one or two each day, cleans them up and keeps an eye on the kids. Every Sunday morning, they make the kids a pancake breakfast.” The Campus 880 students have embraced having them there, St. George said. “Not everyone is so into their parents,” he chuckled, “but they love their grandparents, so it works out really well.” So well, in fact, that St. George just hired another ‘grandparent’ couple for Beach City. “We’re going to be bringing them on in the next two or three months,” St. George added. Of course, they’ll be there in addition to Jean Nell, who shows no signs of slowing down on her care for her young neighbors. “She’s so good for them,” St. George said, “and clearly, they keep her young.” For more on St. George’s student housing developments, visit www.stgeorgeassociates.com.

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• #4 Berkshire Hathaway Agent in the Nation • Wall Street Journal “Top 100” Agents Nationwide (out of over 1.3 million) • Graduate of UCLA School of Law and former attorney (with training in Real Estate law, contracts, estate planning, and tax law) • Dedicated and highly trained full-time support staff • An expert in the luxury home market

remember, it Costs no more to Work With the best (but it Can Cost you plenty if you don’t) Visit: www.DanEncell.com for market information & to search the entire MLS


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This charming single-level European home is a slice of heaven perfectly situated in Montecito’s Hedgerow - convenient to the renown Rosewood Miramar and Four Seasons Biltmore Resorts, world-class beaches, fine dining, as well as excellent schools and shopping. A long storybook-like gated entrance leads to the main house as well as a plethora of different features. This estate boasts a detached apartment, three-car garage, covered carport, pool, spa, and luxurious pool cabana. The single-story main house has an easy flowing floor plan which includes four spacious bedrooms. The formal dining room, living room and large family room with a grand fireplace are perfect places to hold an evening dinner party or gathering with family. The detached apartment is the perfect retreat for your guests - it includes a bathroom downstairs, as well as an upstairs studio with a private bathroom. With beautiful landscaping, avocado trees, citrus trees, multiple patios, all situated on a private one-acre lot - this Montecito estate is what you have been dreaming of. MUS.

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Your Guide to everything Santa Barbara ~ February 14th to February 23rd ~

Friday, Feb. 14th




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


Race robots to collect all the gold rings or play Sonic games on the Wii Switch. For kids 7-12 • Central Library • Free • 805-962-7653 • 2:30-4pm Fr, 2/14.

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



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

Meditation study program • Mahakankala Buddhist Ctr, 508 Brinkerhoff Av • $75 Membership • 805-563-6000 • 7-9pm, Tu, Fr Through 6/26.



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

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


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


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




Retro Cocktail, Dinner, Cabaret Show, Orchestra, Dancing & More • Historic Rockwood Clubhouse Lodge, 670 Mission Canyon • $25 Dance Only/ $165.72 Full Experience • https://themercury. brownpapertickets.com • 6pm Fr-Sa & 2pm Su, Through 2/16.


Create a leather wall hanging with Allison Zeager of AZ Designs • Art From Scrap, 302 E Cota St. • $30 • https://exploreecology.org • 6-8pm Fr, 2/14.





CAMA’S Masterseries • Lobero Theatre • $45/$55 • www.lobero.org • 8pm Fr, 2/14.

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


Brings together over 200 LGBTQ+ Youth (12-17 yrs; 18 ok if still in high school) • Pacific Pride Foundation, 608 Anacapa St #A • Free • RSVP: 805-963-3636 x102 • 2-10pm Sa, 2/15. CACHUMA LAKE JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM

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

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



Salsa lesson led by host Marco Auguilar starts at 9pm • Ages 21+ • SOhO • $17-$20 • www.sohosb.com • 10pm Sa, 2/15. WORLD DANCE FOR HUMANITY

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


La Liga de Mujeres Votantes de SB celebrará el centenario de la fundación de la Liga Nacional con un Foro Comunitario: “La historia no contada de las mujeres de color en la Liga de Mujeres Votantes” el miércoles, 19 de febrero de 12 a 2pm en la Galería Faulkner en la Biblioteca Central de SB. El Foro contará con Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins, la primera mujer afroamericana en ser presidenta de la Liga de Mujeres Votantes de los EE.UU. Un “Equali-Tea” le seguirá de 2 a 2:30pm. Este evento es gratis y abierto al publico. Se proporcionará traducción simultánea al español. www.LWVSantaBarbara.org


All levels • Kimpton Goodland Hotel, 5650 Calle Real • Free • Info: www.taniaisaac.com • 9:30-10:30am Sa.




4 class session with Wyn Matthews. for beginners and intermediate level. Materials included • Vita Art Center, 28 W. Main St, Ventura • $150 • www.vitaartcenter.com • 10:30-1pm Sa, 2/15-3/7.


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






Headlining Jessica Inserra • Ages 21+ • Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden St • $20/$25 • www.sbcaw.org/events • 7pm Sa, 2/15.


What To Do When There Aren’t Any Vital Records by Ted Gostin • First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance St • Free • https://sbgen. org • 9:30am-12pm Sa, 2/15.


Gods of Our Time • Tecolote Bookshop, 1470 E Valley Rd #52 • Free • 805-969-4977 • 3pm Sa, 2/15.

Catered food, a silent auction, & a romantic concert by the Westmont Orchestra • Westmont’s Porter Theater • $100 • www.westmont.edu/ valentines • 5pm Fr, 2/14.


Paseo Nuevo Center Court, 651 Paseo Nuevo • Free • https://paseonuevoshopping.com/ • 3-5pm Fr, 2/14.


With Sammy Miller and The Congregation • UCSB Karl Geiringer Hall • Free • https://music.ucsb.edu/news/event/2007 • 10:45am12pm Fr, 2/14.



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Ages 21+ • SOhO • $30 • www.sohosb.com • 9pm Fr, 2/14.

La vocalista de jazz Dianne Reeves acompañada por una banda magistral (John Beasley, teclados; Romero Lubamo, guitarras; Itaiguaro Brandao, bajos y Rafael Barata, batería) presentará su primer programa dedicado por completo a la bella música de Brasil el martes, 18 de febrero a las 8pm en el Teatro Lobero. Para boletos ($45-$106) visita www.lobero.org

Saturday, Feb. 15th

The League of Women Voters of SB will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National League with a Community Forum: “The Untold Story of Women of Color in the League of Women Voters” on Wednesday, February 19th from 12 to 2pm in the Faulkner Gallery at the SB Central Library. The Forum will feature Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins, the first black woman to be President of the League of Women Voters of the U.S. An EqualiTea will follow from 2 to 2:30pm. This event is free and open to the public. Simultaneous Spanish translation will be provided. www.LWVSantaBarbara.org

Champagne garden stroll in the early evening light • Lotusland • $40/Members & $60/Member’s guests, RSVP: 805.969.9990 • www.lotusland.org • 3-5pm Sa, 2/15.


Jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves accompanied by a masterful band (John Beasley, Keyboards; Romero Lubamo, Guitars; Itaiguaro Brandao, Basses; and Rafael Barata, Drums) will present her first program devoted entirely to the beautiful music of Brazil on Tuesday, February 18th at 8pm at the Lobero Theatre. For tickets ($45-$106) visit www.lobero.org

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

Workshop to expand on perceptions of what comic making can be • MultiCultural Center Lounge • Free • http://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu/events • 11am Sa, 2/15.


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


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

Find Native Plants & Animals with Derek Mast • Art From Scrap, 302 E Cota St. • $8 • https://exploreecology.org • 10am-12pm Sa, 2/15. PORTAL TO THE PLANET: CLIMATE FEEDBACK LOOPS

Interactive “Plankto” peg board game • Sea Center, 211 Stearns Wharf • Free with admission • 805-962-2526 x103 • 10am Sa, Through 5/9. WINE EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

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


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


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






Wine Reception, Silent Auction, Ceremony & Dinner • Proceeds will go to Direct Relief & Community Health Centers • The Ritz-Carlton Bacara • $600 • www.SBWineAuction.org • 5pm Sa, 2/15. WATERCOLOR PORTRAITS BY AMY LOGSDON

Bring your little ones, your pup, a friend, the family or a photo • $25/ subject • Montecito Country Mart, 1016 Coast Village Rd • Appt. available: info@montecitocountrymart.com • 10am-2pm Sa, 2/15. NICK SWARDSON LIVE ON STAGE

Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez • $39-$59 • www.chumashcasino.com • 8pm Sa, 2/15.

Santa Barbara Symphony • Granada Theatre • $31-$137 • www.granadasb.org • 8pm Sa & 3pm Su, 2/15 & 2/16. Live Music from various musicians • La Cumbre Plaza • www.shoplacumbre.com • Noon-3pm Sa.


Exclusive wine & food pairings at 8 Presidio Neighborhood wine tasting rooms • $64 • www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-santabarbara-winter-wine-walk-tickets-90474633063 • 12-5pm Fr & Sa, 2/14 & 2/15.

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

Reconnect to nature in a slow, relaxing, and sensory way • SB Botanic Garden • $25/$35 • www.sbbg.org • 8:30-11am Sa, 2/15. ARCHITECTURAL WALKING TOURS



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

Sunday, Feb. 16th SB DANCE TRIBE

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

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

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


2-hour tour • From Maritime Museum (113 Harbor Way) to Visitor Ctr (1 Garden St.) • Free • RSVP Date/Time: www.freewalkingtoursb.com. Half-mile on Don Wimpress Nature Trail • Nature Ctr • Free/Parking is $10 • 805-688-4515 • 10-11:30am Sa.


United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (Vita) • Various locations • For sites and schedules: www.unitedwaysb.org/volunteerincome-tax-assistance-vita • Through 4/15.



Music Academy of the West • SOLD OUT • Su, 2/16. THE CASTILLO TRIO

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


Create a Sex Bomb Bath Bomb • LUSH, 613 Paseo Nuevo St • $50/ couple • RSVP: PaseoNuevo@Lush.com • 8:30-9:30pm Su, 2/16. GOLETA POW CAMP IN GOLETA DISCUSSION

With Tom Modugno • Rancho La Patera & Stow House, 304 N. Los Carneros Rd • Free • RSVP: lisa@goletahistory.org • 3pm Su, 2/16. MAGNIFICENT MUSHROOMS

With Dr. Bob Cummings • Arroyo Hondo Preserve • $25 (Land Trust Members Only) • www.sblandtrust.org • 9:30am-12pm Su, 2/16.





By Suoni-silenzi • UCSB Karl Geiringer Hall • Free • https://music. ucsb.edu/news/event/2002 • 7:30-9pm Su, 2/16.


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

Health Expo, Networking, Lunch & Program • Hilton SB Beachfront Resort • $145 • www.GoRedSB.heart.org • 10:30am-1:30pm Fr, 2/14.



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



Celebration of a century of Black History, life, & culture • Marjorie Luke Theatre • Free • http://bit.ly/2NivdhK-Hope • 3:30-6pm Su, 2/16.


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

The finest in jewelry, beads, crystals, minerals, lapidary arts, imports & more • Earl Warren Showgrounds • $7/Free + $5 parking • www.gemfaire.com • 12-6pm Fr, 10am-6pm Sa, 10-5pm Su, 2/14-2/16. 2ND ANNUAL SB WINTER WINE WALK

February 14, 2020

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



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



Celebration of the life and works. Share a favorite Toni Morrison passage or personal reflection on what her work means to you. 2 min limit• Central Library • Free • 805- 962-7653 • 3-4:30pm Su, 2/16. MAKERS MARKET

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

Monday, Feb. 17th


What’s love got to do with it? • The Ojai Retreat, 160 Besant Rd, Ojai • $20 • Register: www.karenswylie.com • 11am-2pm Su, 2/16.


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

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


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


CENTER STAGE THEATER: Art – CANCELLED • Due to a medical issue all performances have been cancelled. For ticket refunds call 805-9630408 or email cstheater@sbcoxmail.com • www.centerstagetheater.org. UCSB PERFORMING ARTS THEATER: Hookman – Sometimes mysterious, often hilarious, Hookman is a biting story of teen angst and loss • www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu/news/event/747 • $13-$19 • 1 & 7pm Sa (2/15), 8pm Tu-Th, 7pm Fr, & 1pm Sa-Su, 2/15-2/23. OJAI ART CENTER THEATER: Shirley Valentine– An ordinary middle class housewife reminisces about life with her husband, her children, her past • 113 S Montgomery St, Ojai • www.ojaiact.org • $10$25 • 7:30 Fr-Sa & 2pm Su, Through 2/16. RUBICON THEATRE: Never, Not Once – When a young biology student raised by two mothers decides to learn more about her DNA, she reaches out to the man she believes to be her father • 1006 E Main St, Ventura • www.rubicontheatre.org • $24-$64 • 2 & 7pm We, 7pm Th, 8pm Fr, 2 & tres - The Independent adsource@exhibitorads.com 8pm Sa, & 2pm Su, Through 2/23. Jane Austen’s Emma - A beautiful, p. 888.737.2812NEW Vf.IC: 203.438.1206 witty, and determined young woman plays Friday, February 14-20, 2020 matchmaker in disastrous ways, leading to a whirlwind of complications and, eventually, ery date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 11:07:57 AM caind_met0214self-discovery • 33 W Victoria St • $25-$77 • https://ensembletheatre.com • Opening Night: 8pm Sa, 2/8; 8pm We-Sa & 2 & 7pm Su, Through 2/23. PCPA THEATRE: Brighton Beach Memoirs – Eugene is dreaming of baseball and girls while coping with life in Depression-era Brooklyn with a formidable mother, an overworked father, and a worldly older brother • Marian Theatre, 879 S. Bradley Rd, Santa Maria • $38-$50, Special $20/$15 for side section seating • www.pcpa.org Features and Showtimes for February 14-20 � = Subject to Restrictions on “SILVER MVP PASSES” • Through 3/1.



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Texas trailblazer Lyle Lovett will be joined in concert by his long-running backup band, combining his rich sound, singular gift for storytelling, and wry sense of humor in an intimate acoustic performance that showcases his rich and eclectic oeuvre on Thursday, February 20th at 8pm at UCSB Campbell Hall in a UCSB Arts & Lectures presentation. For tickets (General public: $55-$85 / UCSB students: $19) visit www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu El pionero de Texas, Lyle Lovett, estará acompañado en concierto con su banda de acompañamiento de mucho tiempo, combinando su rico sonido, su singular don para contar historias y su irónico sentido del humor en una presentación acústica íntima que muestra su rica y ecléctica obra el jueves, 20 de febrero a las 8pm en UCSB Campbell Hall en una presentación de UCSB Arts & Lectures. Para boletos (Público en general: $55-$85 / Estudiantes de UCSB: $19) visita www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu


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

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

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


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


Customized yoga • Santa Barbara Yoga Ctr, 32 East Micheltorena St • $13 • Info: www.taniaisaac.com • 10:45am-Noon Mo. Easy Yoga for all ages with Carole Baral • Bronfman Family Jewish Ctr, 524 Chapala St • Free • 805-957-1115 • 12:30-2pm Mo. SUNSET TAI CHI ON THE BEACH

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


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


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


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


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

Based on an ethos of self-help, mutual respect, and empathy • Mental Wellness Ctr, 617 Garden St • Free • 805-884-8440 • 6-7pm Mo. Cottage Hosp. MacDougall Eye Ctr • Free • 805-569-8264 • 11am-1pm Mo. MELVINS

All ages • SOhO • $20-$22 • www.sohosb.com • 8:30pm Mo, 2/17.




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

Parks Plaza Buellton Movies Movie Listings for 02/14/20-02/20/20 THE LAST FULL MEASURE -R

FRI-SAT 11:30-2:00-4:30-7:00-9:30 SUN-MON 11:30-2:00-4:30-7:00; TUE-THU 2:00-4:30-7:00 JOJO RABBIT -PG13 FRI-SAT 11:30-2:00-4:30-7:00-9:30 SUN-MON 11:30-2:00-4:30-7:00; TUE-THU 2:00-4:30-7:00 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG -PG FRI-SAT 11:30-2:00-4:30-7:00-9:30 SUN-MON 11:30-2:00-4:30-7:00; TUE-THU 2:00-4:30-7:00 DOWNHILL -R FRI-SAT 11:45-2:15-4:45-7:15-9:30 SUN-MON 11:45-2:15-4:45-7:15; TUE-THU 2:15-4:45-7:15




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

Buellton • 805-688-7434

Let’s Go To The M O V I E S NORTH S.B. COUNTY THEATRES Movie Listings for 02/14/20-02/20/20 “FIESTA TUESDAY SPECIAL”- $7.00 pp “REEL DEAL” (first show every day at Movies Lompoc): $7.50 pp

MOVIES LOMPOC (805) 736-1558 / 736-0146 All Screens Now Presented in Dolby Digital Projection and Dolby Digital Sound! Now Accepting Master Card • Visa • Discover BAD BOYS FOR LIFE -R

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


Who Framed Roger Rabbit: Two Nights Only • $6$10 • https://sbiffriviera.com • SBIFF Riviera Theatre, 2044 Alameda Padre Serra, 9pm Fr & Sa, 2/14 & 2/15. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil: Family Movie presented by the Public Library • Free • www.sbplibrary.org • Children’s Area - Island Rm, Central Lib, 2-4pm Sa, 2/15. Art in Film Series – Score: Gives insight into the world’s finest film composers, who uncover the secrets behind film music • $5 • www.thealcazar.org • The Alcazar Theatre, 3-4:40pm Su, 2/16. TV at the Pollock: Deadwood: Screening of Deadwood season 1, episode 2 “Deep Water.” Postscreening discussion • Free, RSVP: www.carseywolf. ucsb.edu • UCSB Pollock Theater, 7-9pm Tu, 2/18. THE BOI DOC: Evolve Benton will host a poetry reading and film screening THE BOI DOC • Free • http://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu/events • UCSB Multicultural Theater, 6pm We, 2/19. TV at the Pollock: The West Wing and Veep: Screening of season 6, episode 18 of The West Wing, “La Palabra,” and season 7, episode 7 of Veep, “Veep.” Post-screening discussion • Free, RSVP: www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu • UCSB Pollock Theater, 7-9:30pm Th, 2/20. Wendy and Lucy: Friday Matinee presented by the Public Library • Free • www.sbplibrary.org • Faulkner Gallery, Central Lib, 2-4pm Fr, 2/21.

Parasite: Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan • $7 • www.thealcazar.org • The Alcazar Theatre, 3pm Su, 2/23.

It’s not too late to register!

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

with Kerry Methner, PhD & Mark Whitehurst, PhD

Spring 2020 Movies: Feb 14: No Class - Holiday

Feb 21: Saint Judy (2018) | Director: Sean Hanish; Writer: Dmitry Portnoy; Stars: Michelle Monaghan, Leem Lubany, Common, Alfred Molina. 1hr 46 min. Feb 28 & Mar 6: To be announced

Great discussions follow the screening of a range of thought provoking films.

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


At the Center of Santa Barbara’s Cultural Conversation | www.VoiceSB.com By fusing contemporary ballet with traditional Mexican folklorico, Ballet Nepantla will present Valentina, a collection of stories that speak to the strength and resilience of women during Revolutionary Mexico on Wednesday, February 19th from 7 to 8:30pm at the Marjorie Luke Theatre. This free event is sponsored by the Luis Leal Chair in Chicana and Chicano Studies, UCSB. http://bit.ly/30k64YW-Valentina

Continued... SPORTS


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.



For ages 19-30 • Hospice of SB, 2050 Alameda Padre Serra #100 • Free w/ registration • 805-563-8820 • Evening, 1st & 3rd Tu. PAWS TO READ

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

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Al fusionar el ballet contemporáneo con el folklorico tradicional mexicano, Ballet Nepantla presentará Valentina, una colección de historias que hablan de la fuerza y la resistencia de las mujeres durante el México revolucionario el miércoles, 19 de febrero de 7 a 8:30pm en el Teatro Marjorie Luke. Este evento gratuito es patrocinado por Luis Leal, Presidente en Estudios Chicanos, UCSB. http://bit.ly/30k64YW-Valentina


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


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


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


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



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

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



Movement Ctr, 22 W Mission S, #B • Free • RSVP: https://kineci. com/celery-juice-whats-the-big-deal/ • 6-7pm Tu, 2/18. FRANK FROST BOOK SIGNING

The Grottos of Barigoule • Chaucer’s Bookstore, 3321 State St • Free • 805-682-6787 • 7pm Tu, 2/18. LOUDER AND FASTER


Pain, Joy, and the Body Politic in Asian American Taiko by Deborah Wong • UCSB Music Lib Seminar Rm 2406 • Free • https://music. ucsb.edu/news/event/2000 • 3-4:30pm Tu, 2/18.


Why Spaces are Inherently Not Inclusive and What to Do About It • Free • UCSB MultiCultural Center • http://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu/events • 3pm Tu, 2/18.

Presented by Alliance for Living & Dying Well • Ridley-Tree Cancer Ctr, 540 W. Pueblo St • Free, Register: 805-681-8976 • 1:30-3pm Tu, 2/18. Presented by Alliance for Living and Dying Well • Valle Verde Retirement Community, 900 Calle De Los Amigos • Free • Register: 805-681-8976 • 3:30-5:30pm Tu, 2/18. Mahakankala Buddhist Ctr, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave • $5 • 805-5636000 • 12:30-1pm Tu, We, & Th. CENTERING PRAYER MEDITATION

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

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

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



Four-week workshop with Poet Laureate, Laure-Anne Bosselaar • Central Library • Free • Register: www.sbplibrary.org • 4-6pm Tu, Through 2/25.



Acrobatics, theater, dance & live music • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Granada Theatre • $20-$66 • www.granadasb.org • 7pm Tu, 2/18. DIANNE REEVES

Beleza Brazil • Lobero Theatre • $45-$106 • www.lobero.org • 8pm Tu, 2/18. C.W. STONEKING

Ages 21+ • SOhO • $15 • www.sohosb.com • 8:30pm Tu, 2/18.

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


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





With Aura Expert Pamala Oslie • Mind, Body & Soul Series • Marjorie Luke Theatre • $24 • www.brownpapertickets.com/ event/4461163 • 7pm Tu, 2/18. CELERY JUICE: WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL?

Healing Foods: Made with Love By Mollie • Kineci Health &

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


Blowout by Rachel Maddow • RSVP for location: 805-965-2422 • 5:30pm Tu, 2/18. SOCIAL JUSTICE BOOK CLUB

Books examining current social injustices and prejudices: Resistance & Hope: Essays by Disabled People edited by Alice Wong • Central Library • Free • www.sbplibrary.org • 6pm 3rd Tu. TWILIGHT BOWLING UNDER THE LIGHTS

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



Read aloud a favorite poem (not your own) or just to listen! • Central Library • Free • www.sbplibrary.org • 5:15-6:30pm 3rd Tu. SANTA YNEZ VALLEY ELECTRONIC RECYCLING

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


500-600 Blocks of State St • Free • 805-962-5354 • 4-7:30pm Tu.


Try out the heat press and design your own Tote Bag • Central Library • Free • Register: 805-564-5605 • 4-5pm We, 2/19.


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

12:15-1pm We.



From Social Movement to Social Impact: Putting an End to Sexual Harassment • UCSB Arts & Lectures • UCSB Campbell Hall • $10/$20-$35 • www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm We, 2/19.


UCSB Marine Science Institute auditorium • Free • Register: https://tinyurl.com/mindandmachine1 • 5pm We, 2/19.


The Untold Story of Women of Color in the League of Women Voters • Faulkner Gallery, Central Lib • Free • 805-564-5621 • 12-2pm We, 2/19.

For babies 0-14 months • Central Library • Free • 11:30am12:30pm We. Assisting students • Central Library • Free • 805-564-5603 • 3:306:30pm Mo / 2:30-5:30pm We.


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

Vivid collection of stories that speak to the strength and resilience of women during Revolutionary Mexico • Marjorie Luke Theatre • Free • http://bit.ly/30k64YW-Valentina • 7pm We, 2/19.



Presented by Alliance for Living and Dying Well • Unitarian Society of SB, 1535 Santa Barbara St • Free • Register: 805-681-8976 • 13:30pm We, 2/19. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING WORKSHOP

Presented by Alliance for Living and Dying Well • Garden Court, 1116 De La Vina St • Free • Register: 805-681-8976 • 3-5pm We, 2/19. GUIDED MEDITATION + LUNCH

Simple guided breathing meditation + Vegan lunch • Mahakankala Buddhist Ctr, 508 Brinkerhoff Av • $10/Free for members • RSVP: 805-563-6000 • 12:30-1:30pm We, Through 2/26. GENTLE HATHA YOGA

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

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


Yellow Earth • Chaucer’s Bookstore, 3321 State St • Free • 805-6826787 • 7pm We, 2/19. FOOD AS MEDICINE SERIES

Digestion Connection: How Digestion Impacts States of Health and Disease • Faulkner Gallery, Central Lib • Free • RSVP: 805-3575754 • 6pm We, 2/19. BIRDWATCHING CLASS

Geese & UCSB’s North Campus Open Space • Carpinteria Public Lib, Multipurpose Rm, 5141 Carpinteria Ave • Free • 805-455-0053 • 6:30-8pm We, 2/19. CAW: DRAWING FROM LIFE AND DEATH

Drop-in Class taught by Patrick Melroy • CAW: Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden St • 4 classes: $70, 8 classes: $130, single class: $20 • www.sbcaw.org • 6-9pm We, Through 2/26. ART HOUR

Learn about and make different kinds of art • Central Library • Free 805-564-5602 • 4-5pm 3rd We. MOBILE DEVICE DROP-IN ASSISTANCE

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






Chanted meditations • Mahakankala Buddhist Ctr, 508 Brinkerhoff Av • Free • 805-563-6000 • 10:30-11:30am We. Cost covered by most insurance companies • SB Cottage Hosp • 805569-8240 • 1-4pm We, Th. HEART SMART LECTURE SERIES

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

Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital • $15 • 805-569-8900 x 82402 •

Coincidiendo con la exhibición de arte del Museo Marítimo de Santa Bárbara, Pesca con papel y tinta, el artista destacado Dwight Hwang regresará para demostrar el arte de la impresión de la naturaleza con comentarios de Emily Miller el jueves, 20 de febrero, de 7 a 8:30pm en el Museo. El método tradicional japonés de impresión de la naturaleza que utiliza peces, criaturas marinas o temas similares como “planchas de impresión” en su proceso se conoce como Gyotaku. Para boletos ($20/$10) visita www.sbmm.org

With David Bromberg Quintet • Lobero Theatre • $50-$106 • www.lobero.org • 8pm We, 2/19. Ages 21+ • SOhO • $15-$18 • www.sohosb.com • 8:30pm We, 2/19. A SITAR CONCERT BY RESHMA SRIVASTAVA

UCSB Music Bowl • Free • https://music.ucsb.edu/news/event/1993 • 12pm We, 2/19.



Enjoy watching diverse and beautiful bird species • SB Botanic Garden • $10/$15 • www.sbbg.org • 8:30-10am We, 2/19.

Coinciding with the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum’s art exhibit, Fishing with Paper & Ink, featured artist Dwight Hwang will return to demonstrate the art of nature printing with commentary by Emily Miller on Thursday, February 20th, from 7-8:30pm at the Museum. The traditional Japanese method of nature printing that uses fishes, sea creatures, or similar subjects as ‘printing plates’ in its process is known as Gyotaku. For tickets ($20/$10) visit www.sbmm.org


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



A celebration of 100 Years of suffrage for women hosted by League of Women Voters & the Central Lib • Faulkner Gallery East, Central Lib • Free • 805-564-5621 • 2-2:30pm We, 2/19. BIALOGUE: BISEXUAL DISCUSSION GROUP

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


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Practice your French • www.sbfrenchgroup.yolasite.com • Arnoldi’s, 600 Olive St • Free • 805-569-1659 • 5:30-7pm We. 1 MILLION CUPS - FOUNDER TALK

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

Knit items for charities • Goleta Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave • Free • 805-964-7878 • 2-4pm We. OPEN CHESS PLAY

All Get to Play non-rated, 5-minute games, in groups of similar

February 14, 2020 strength • Friendship Manor, 6647 El Colegio Rd, Isla Vista • www.sbchess.org • 7:15pm We.


Il Postino • Eastside Library • Free • jaturner@santabarbaraca.gov • 5:30-6:30pm Th, 2/20.


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


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


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


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.


Puzzles, games, & memory enhancement exercises • Friendship Ctr 89 Eucalyptus Ln • $50 includes lunch • 10am-2pm Mo & We. FREE SENIOR DAY - SB BOTANIC GARDEN

Free admission day for seniors 60+ years of age • SB Botanic Garden • Free • www.sbbg.org • 9am-4pm We, 2/19. WALK & WINE AT THE HISTORIC EL PASEO

Explore the history of the El Paseo with Erin Graffy • Grassini Family Vineyards, 24 El Paseo • $35/$40 • www.sbhistorical.org • 4:30-6pm We, 2/19. SB NAVY LEAGUE 2020 ANNUAL MEETING

Guest speaker is CDR Christopher Brusca • SB Maritime Museum • Free-$35 • www.sbnl.org • 5-8pm We, 2/19. SOLVANG FARMERS MARKET

Solvang Village, Copenhagen Dr & 1st St, Solvang • Free • 2:306:30pm We. FARMERS MARKET

SB Cottage Hosp Courtyard • Free • 805-682-7111 • 11am-3pm We.


Intro to books & listening for Children 3 to 5 • Goleta Library, 500 N Fairview • Free • 805-964-7878 • 10:15am Th. PAWS TO READ

Children read to a trained therapy dog • Goleta Library, 500 N Fairview • Free • Drop in: 805-964-7878 • 3-4:30pm Th. STAY & PLAY

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



Starring the students and professional dancers from the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in SB • Center Stage Theatre • $25/$20 • https://centerstagetheater.org • 8pm Th, 2/20. 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.



Support group for those grieving a loved one • Hospice of SB • Free • 805-563-8820x110 • 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. LIVING WELL WITH DIABETES

If you or someone you love has diabetes • Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital • Free • 805-681-6441 • 10-11am 2nd Tu, Th. A JOYFUL PATH


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

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LGBTQ YOUTH GROUP Natasha Kislenko, Continuing Lecturer of Keyboard at UCSB, will present a solo piano recital on Friday, February 21st at 7:30pm in UCSB’s Karl Geiringer Hall. The program will include solo piano works by Mozart, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and Schnittke, plus a duo-piano work by Lutoslawski, featuring UCSB Teaching Professor Sarah Gibson. For tickets (Free$10) visit https://music.ucsb.edu/news/ event/1999 Natasha Kislenko, Profesora Continua de Teclado en UCSB, presentará un recital de piano el viernes, 21 de febrero a las 7:30pm en el Karl Geiringer Hall de UCSB. El programa incluirá obras para piano de Mozart, Chopin, Rachmaninoff y Schnittke, además de una obra de dúo para piano de Lutoslawski, con la profesora de enseñanza de UCSB Sarah Gibson. Para boletos (Gratis-$10) visita https://music.ucsb.edu/news/event/1999


Explore what it is like trekking New Zealand’s Humpridge Track with Jody & Doug Thomas • Central Library • Free • 805-564-5603 • 6:30pm, 3rd Th. COMPUTER COACHING

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



UCSB Arts & Lectures • UCSB Campbell Hall • $19/$55-$125 • www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 8pm Th, 2/20. LOS UTRERA - SON JAROCHO WORKSHOP

Students & local professionals bring instrument • SBMA’s Ridley-Tree Ed. Ctr at McCormick House • Free • 805-893-3850 • Instructional Workshop: 6:30-7:45pm & Fandango: 7:45-8:30pm Th, 2/20. TROUBLE IN THE WIND

Ages 21+ • SOhO • $10 • www.sohosb.com • 8pm Th, 2/20. FOLK ORCHESTRA OF SANTA BARBARA

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


Guided lunchtime meditation • Mahakankala Buddhist Ctr, 508 Brinkerhoff Av • $5 • 805-563-6000 • 12:30-1pm Th. Cottage Rehab Hosp • $15 • 805-569-8999 • 10-11am Th.

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

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


The Social Significance of Racialized Emotions in Today’s America • Free • UCSB MultiCultural Center Theater • http://mcc.sa.ucsb. edu/events • 6pm Th, 2/20.


Santa Barbara Zoo’s science-meets-comedy show • Lobero Theatre • $25-$70 • www.lobero.org • 8pm Th, 2/20. BUILDER BREAKFAST

Hosted by Reids Appliances • Reids Showroom, 9 Anacapa St • Free, Register: www.sbcontractors.org • 7:30-9am Th, 2/20. KNOX SCHOOL FIRESIDE CHATS FOR ADMISSIONS

Adults only • Location will be provided with RSVP • RSVP: 805222-0107 or info@KnoxSchoolSB.org • 5:30pm Th, 2/20.


Nintendo Switch, tabletop games, giant Jenga, and more! • Central Library • Free • 805-564-5605 • 5-7pm Fr, 2/21. 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.



Death and Dying from Different Religious Perspectives with Art Cisneros • Bring your lunch • Hospice of SB, 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Suite 100 • Free, RSVP: 805-563-8820 • 12-1pm Fr, 2/21. JILL LEPORE

This America: The Case for the Nation • UCSB Arts & Lectures • UCSB Campbell Hall • $10/$20-$35 • www.artsandlectures.ucsb. edu • 7:30pm Fr, 2/21.


Call or text to schedule your walking tour! • 805-905-9019


Founded in 1992 around the Son Jarocho traditions • Isla Vista School • Free • http://luketheatre.org/viva-el-arte/ • 7pm Fr, 2/21. NATASHA KISLENKO, PIANO



With Caroline Hambright • Art From Scrap, 302 E Cota St. • $8 • https://exploreecology.org • 10am-12pm Sa, 2/22. AVOID BACK SURGERY

With Dr. Steve Politis. Includes free assessment • Kineci Health & Movement Ctr, 22 W. Mission St, #B • Free • RSVP: https://kineci.

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


Featuring professional dancers & singers • Center Stage Theater • $25-$40 • https://centerstagetheater.org • 7pm Su, 2/23.



With Ben Kweller and William Fitzsimmons • Lobero Theatre • $46/$106 • www.lobero.org • 8pm Sa, 2/22. All ages • SOhO • $18-$20 • www.sohosb.com • 6pm Sa, 2/22. Flutist Sherylle Englander, clarinetist Per Elmfors, horn player Johann Trujillo, and harpist Laurie Rasmussen • Faulkner Gallery, Central Library • Free • www.SBMusicClub.org • 3pm Sa, 2/22. LUMINA IN TENEBRIS






Ages 21+ • SOhO • $12-$15 • www.sohosb.com • 9pm Fr, 2/21.

9 E. Figueroa St • $246 for 6-Class Series / $43 per class for Drop-Ins • Register: www.peanutvine.com/events • 1-2pm Su, 2/23-7/12.


Undergraduate Student Recital • UCSB Karl Geiringer Hall • Free • https://music.ucsb.edu/news/event/2008 • 4:30-5:30pm Sa, 2/22.

With Heather Stern. For children 5-10 years • Peanuts Maternity, 9 E. Figueroa St • $246 for 6-Class Series / $43 per class for Drop-Ins • Register: www.peanutvine.com/events • 1-2pm Sa, 2/22-7/11. Walk with Professor Julie as she shares tales of mystery and history... & meet friendly spirits...

Hotel Santa Barbara, 533 State St • $65 • RSVP: redtail.jewelry@gmail.com • 10am-12:30pm & 1:30-4pm Th, 2/22.

Alcazar Theatre, 4916 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria • $25 • www.thealcazar.org • 8-10pm Fr, 2/21.


Santa Barbara Ghost Tours





com/events-and-classes/ • 10:30am Sa, 2/22.


Saturday, Feb. 22nd

Writers of all levels. Bring journal or notebook, laptop, or tablet on which to write • SB Museum of Art • Free, RSVP: www.sbma.net • 5:30-7pm Th, 2/20.

El Teatro Granada en colaboración con la Asociación de Música de las Artes de la Comunidad (CAMA) presentará una presentación especial de Pedro y el Lobo, el encantador cuento musical de aventura y valentía de Sergei Prokofiev, a las 2pm el domingo, 23 de febrero en el Teatro Granada. El concierto contará con la Sinfónica Juvenil de SB, dirigida por el maestro Nir Kabaretti, junto con los programas juveniles de Opera SB y State Street Ballet. El mismo día, las actividades previas al concierto incluirán una demostración de instrumentos de orquesta, un área de actividades para niños, un fotomatón y una recepción para patrocinadores e invitados VIP. Recorridos por el Teatro Granada para los asistentes y una recepción para patrocinadores e invitados VIP seguirán la presentación. Para boletos ($10/$100 acceso VIP, los niños de 17 años y menores serán admitidos graits con un boleto) visita www.granadasb.org. Las ganancias beneficiarán al Teatro Granada.

South Africa’s Five Time GRAMMY® Award winners • Lobero Theatre • $36-$106 • www.lobero.org • 8pm Fr, 2/21.

New Moon exploration of the Garden • SB Botanic Garden • $20, covers up to five family members • www.sbbg.org • 5-7pm Fr, 2/21.


A special family-friendly performance of Peter and the Wolf, Sergei Prokofiev’s enchanting musical tale of adventure and bravery, will be presented by The Granada Theatre in collaboration with Community Arts Music Association (CAMA) at 2pm on Sunday, February 23rd at the Granada Theatre. The concert will feature the SB Youth Symphony, led by Maestro Nir Kabaretti, along with Opera SB and State Street Ballet youth programs. On the same day pre-concert activities will include a demonstration of orchestral instruments, a children’s activity area, a photobooth, and a reception for sponsors and VIP guests. Painting by Isaac Hernandez Tours of the Granada Theatre for attendees and a reception for sponsors and VIP guests will follow the performance. For tickets ($10/$100 VIP access, children 17 and under will be admitted free of charge with a ticket) visit www.granadasb.org. Proceeds will benefit the Granada Theatre.

Choral Songs of Creation and Gratitude by Adelfos Ensemble • Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St • $20/$15 • http://adelfosensemble.org/tickets/ • 3 & 7:30pm Sa, 2/22.



UCSB Marine Science Institute auditorium • Free • Register: https://tinyurl.com/mindandmachine2 • 5pm Th, 2/20.

Demo by Dwight Hwang with Commentary by Emily Miller • SB Maritime Museum • $10/$20 • www.sbmm.org • 7-8:30pm Th, 2/20.


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



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


Oak Cottage of Santa Barbara, 1820 De La Vina St • Free • RSVP: 805-456-7270 • 3-5pm Th, 2/20.

Nonviolence in a Time of Civil Unrest • IV Theatre, 960 Embarcadero del Norte • Free, RSVP for ticket: https://aspb.as.ucsb.edu/category/ events/ • 8pm Th, 2/20.






Faculty Artist Recital • UCSB Karl Geiringer Hall • Free-$10 • https:// music.ucsb.edu/news/event/1999 • 7:30 & 9:30pm Fr, 2/21.


Use Your Planets Wisely • Chaucer’s Bookstore, 3321 State St • Free • 805-682-6787 • 7pm Th, 2/20.

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





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Reconnect to nature in a slow, relaxing, and sensory way • SB Botanic Garden • $25/$35 • www.sbbg.org • 8:30-11am Sa, 2/22. BIRDWATCHING OUTING

Bring binoculars, clothing and footwear suitable for walking, sun protection, & water • North Campus Open Space, Goleta (Phelps Rd) • Free • 805-455-0053 • 8:30am-12pm Sa, 2/22.



Founded in 1992 around the Son Jarocho traditions • Guadalupe City Hall • Free • http://luketheatre.org/viva-el-arte/ • 7pm Sa, 2/22.



Fun, Facts & Folklore: Cuisine and Culture of French Polynesia • SB Museum of Art • $5/$10 • www.sbma.net • 3pm Su, 2/23. EMILE MILLAR BOOK SIGNING

Eagle vs Bear • Chaucer’s Bookstore, 3321 State St • Free • 805-6826787 • 2pm Su, 2/23.



Collaboration with CAMA, SB Symphony, Opera SB, & State Street Ballet. Theatre Tours to follow performance • Granada Theatre • $10/$100 • www.granadasb.org • 2pm Su, 2/23. GAMELAN SINAR SURYA OF SANTA BARBARA

Southeast Asian orchestra • Goleta Valley Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave • Free • 805-964-7878 • 2pm Su, 2/23. ALL ABOARD BLACK HISTORY’S COUNTRY SOUL TRAIN

Musical performance by HistoryMaker Petrella • Central Library • Free • 805-564-5621 • 6-7:15pm Su, 2/23. MILOŠ AND FRIENDS

The Voice of the Guitar • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Music Academy of the West, Hahn Hall • $9/$35 • www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 4pm Su, 2/23. SANDY CUMMINGS’ ‘JAZZ DU JOUR’

All ages • SOhO • $10 • www.sohosb.com • 1pm Su, 2/23.




Earl Warren Showgrounds • Free/$15 (Early Bird) • www.starrkingpcw.org • 7-8am (Early Bird) / 8am-3pm Sa, 2/22.


Earl Warren Showgrounds • Free • www.chargoproductions.com • 10am-5pm Sa & 10am-4pm Su, 2/22-2/23.



Tour of the UCSB North Campus Open Space Restoration Project with Lisa Stratton • Meet: North Campus Open Space parking lot, 6969 Whittier Dr, Goleta • Free • 805-893-3605 • 9-11am Sa, 2/22.

Sunday, Feb. 23rd CHILDREN & TEENS


With Heather Stern. For children 5-10 years • Peanuts Maternity,

All ages • SOhO • $20 • www.sohosb.com • 7:30pm Su, 2/23.

Founded in 1992 around the Son Jarocho traditions • Marjorie Luke Theatre • Free • http://luketheatre.org/viva-el-arte/ • 7pm Su, 2/23. WHAT’S THAT PLANT?: TUCKER’S GROVE

Easy hike on a local trail & intro to common plants with Scot Pipkin • San Antonio Creek Trail at Tucker’s Grove • $15/$20 • www.sbbg. org • 10:30-11:30am Su, 2/23.



All members of the community • SB Museum of Natural History • Free • www.sbnature.org• 10am-10pm Su, 2/23. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SOLUTIONS LUNCHEON

Strong Voices Together • Four Seasons Resort, 1260 Channel Dr • $150/$250 • https://dvsolutions.org • 11am-1:30pm Su, 2/23.


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THE ONLY CANDIDATE SUPPORTED BY OUR FIREFIGHTERS, DEPUTY SHERIFFS, THE SIERRA CLUB, AND THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY A RECORD OF RESULTS „ Thomas Fire Response – Helped evacuate residents, aided community clean-up efforts, and continues to lead the County’s effort to increase flood control capacity in the event of another debris flow. „ Helping Families Rebuild – Eliminated red-tape and created a fast track approval process to help families rebuild their homes quickly. „ Stopping Gun Violence – In the wake of the Isla Vista mass shooting, co-authored groundbreaking ‘red-flag’ legislation – now a national model – that prevents the sale of guns or removes them from the possession of mentally unstable individuals. „ A Carbon-Free Santa Barbara – Championed a Strategic Energy Plan to expand solar power generation in Santa Barbara County, putting us on the path toward carbon-free energy. „ Fighting Climate Change – Co-Authored California’s landmark climate change law, putting California on the path to get 100% of its energy from renewables by 2045. „ Fiscal Responsibility – Facing a $6 million county budget deficit, fought for policies that resulted in a surplus, protecting funds for critical services like public safety, public health and libraries. „ Election Reform – Created the first ever County Independent Redistricting Commission, that takes the power to draw district lines away from politicians and puts it into the hands of citizens.

VOTE MARCH 3RD TO RE-ELECT DAS WILLIAMS FOR COUNTY SUPERVISOR For more information please visit www.daswilliams2020.com Paid for by Das Williams for Supervisor 2020

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Price Slashed to Sell 118 Calle Bello, Montecito

Unobstructed Ocean, Harbor & City Views Private & Quiet Cul de Sac with Underground Utilities Pool, Spa & Pool House Solar & Central AC RESIDENTIAL INCOME (ADU) or DUAL LIVING POSSIBILITIES!


An Incredible Value $3,595,000.


Wendy GraGG 805.453.3371 DRE#: 01304471

Luxury Real Estate Specialist for Nearly 20 Years


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Choppa Poke Restaurant

716 State St


T IS MADE LIKE PIZZA, shaped like a burrito, and cooly refreshing on a sultry Santa Barbara night. What is it? Choppa rolled ice cream: a Southeast Asian street food that is melting the hearts of Californians at the new Choppa Poke on 716 State Street. “You have to taste a culture to understand it,” writes Deborah Cater. Owner David Chen explained the cool heritage of this sweet treat “They have lots of fresh fruits that grow there, for flavor, and it’s so easy to make, with milk and sugar and egg... it’s a natural for street vendors.” When the landlord of 716 approached Chen with the need for healthy fast food on State St., Choppa Poke was an easy choice. The rolled ice-cream with flavors like matcha green tea and smores are only half their offerings: patrons also line up for Japanese-style bowls of steamed rice with Salmon, Octopus, Shrimp, Yellowtail, and Tuna. Dinner, dessert, or both: options are plenty, energizing, and creative at Choppa Poke. Photos by Amy Katz

Tokyo Japanese Lifestyle

By Amy Beth Katz, M.A., VOICE

Open seven days/week, 11am - 9:30pm www.facebook.com/choppapoke/

Something Special on the Beach!

611 Paseo Nuevo


NIME ENTHUSIASTS IN SANTA BARBARA can now gather at Tokyo Japanese Lifestyle at 611 Paseo Nuevo (inside Paseo Nuevo Shops & Restaurants) to be in the presence of their favorite fantastical, colorful characters. “Oh, you have to get this squishy frog for your collection!” encouraged one squish toy aficionado to TJL Clerk Katie, who was enthusiastically talking K Pop shop and sharing about her passion for Cosplay — (dressing up in costumes and shape shifting into characters) as the Hello Kitty and Pokemon pillows became animated with a breeze through the open door and began leaping off the shelf, seemingly by themselves. Collectable and popular plush-animals, posters, games, and toys imported from Japan, Korea, and China are clambering for attention. Patrons can also meet adorable and strange figures on functional items like Japanese snacks, car accessories, wallets, slime pens, and tea sets.This gift store franchise oozes cuteness and imagination. Photos by Amy Katz


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Reach them at 805-560-9260.

Amy Beth Katz, M.A, is a photojournalist, writer, intuitive/depth counselor, and holistic REALTOR in Santa Barbara. Contact her at amykatz@yahoo.com

Moby Dick Restaurant Seafood on the Pier with Ocean & Harbor Views from Every Seat


TWO SURF AND TURF DINNERS... Each includes an 8 oz Prime Top Sirloin and a 5 oz Caribbean Lobster Tail. Served with Homemade Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Sautéed Vegetables.

Open House: Sunday, 2-4:30pm 4925 Sandyland Road, #F | Carpinteria Enjoy panoramic, breathtaking ocean/island views all day, every day! A rare opportunity awaits. Coveted single-level End unit with 2 bedrooms, plus office or 3rd bedroom, & 3 bathrooms. Gated garage parking for 2 cars. Magnificent views are pure joy to living the good life! See Today! Offered at $3,750,000 For Weekday showings call Stella!

STELLA ANDERSON Prestigious Properties & Investments 805.570.8529 | www.Stella-Anderson.com BRE# 01197105

❤ One Fried Calamari Appetizer ❤ Two Soups or Salads ❤ Two Homemade Bread Puddings ❤ One Bottle of Stanford Brut American Champagne

All Fo


Serving fresh, local, and delicious flavors for over 40 years... 220 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara www.MobyDickSB.com | 805.965.0549 Hours: Breakfast: 7 to 11am • Lunch/Dinner: 11am to 9pm

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COLECCIÓN DE RECICLAJE ¿Que es reciclable?




Aceptable en el contenedor NO aceptable • Botellas de bebidas y botellas • Unicel “hielo seco” de uso doméstico vacías con • Bolsas de plástico y plásticos las tapas puestas delgados NUEVO • Cubetas • Contenedores plásticos para • Contenedores grandes de comida (yogur, salsas, fresas plástico etc.) • Botellas de detergente vacías • Envolunturas de plástico flexible • Macetas y bandejas de • Bolsas y envolturas de alimentos plástico • Plástico etiquetado ecológico o • Juguetes de plástico biodegradable • Plásticos duros que miden 6 • Plásticos desechables: popotes, pulgadas o más vasos, recipientes y utensilios Aceptable en el contenedor NO aceptable NUEVO • Contenedores de papel para • Bolsas de papel comida o bebida • Cartón no encerado • Cartones de leche, envases • Cajas de cereal y cartón “Tetrapak” o envases asépticos delgado • Papel de oficina y • Cajas de pizza (limpias o sucias) computadora • Cartón encerado • Sobres • Servilletas y toallas de papel • Publicaciones de correo • Periódico • Papel de embalaje o papel Kraft • Libros telefónicos


Aceptable en el contenedor • Latas de aluminio • Hojas y charolas de aluminio • Tapas de botellas, frascos y latas de acero • Latas de pintura vacías • Botes de aerosol vacíos • Partes y desechos de metal


Aceptable en el contenedor • Botellas • Frascos


NO aceptable • Vidrio de cocina y otros vidrios templados • Vidrio de ventanas


MARBORG INDUSTRIES 805-963-1852 www.marborg.com/recycle

CITY OF SANTA BARBARA 805-564-5631 www.SBRecycles.org



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Community News

SB Zoo Hires Two Staff Members


HE SANTA BARBARA ZOO RECENTLY WELCOMED TWO NEW STAFF MEMBERS. Erin Famularo will be their new director of marketing and Lauren Winnewisser will be their new director of advancement. Famularo began her career at Facebook in 2007, working in user operations and site integrity, and later leading consumer marketing. She also led Facebook’s 2010 Olympic initiatives and Vote 2010 Elections coverage, for which she received an Emmy nomination. In 2011, Famularo took her passion to Zuckerberg Media where she created an eCommerce platform, helped produce Start-Ups: Silicon Valley for Bravo, and produced a LIVE Facebook Wedding in partnership with Brides magazine. Next, she took a new role in the music industry as VP of Digital for ReignDeer Entertainment where her client list included Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Miley Cyrus, and various other mainstream entertainers. From 2015 to 2017, Famularo served as the director of marketing & growth at Flipagram.com and Victorious.com. In early 2017, she was the chief Erin Famularo marketing officer at BLOOM FARMS, and in 2018 she departed to launch her own consulting firm. She holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from UC Boulder and an international business certificate from Lorenzo de Medici in Italy. Winnewisser is returning to the zoo with four years of experience in zoo positions already under her belt, including the assistant director of advancement and annual giving officer. Most recently, she was the director of development and communications at Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County. In addition to her zoo experience, she has more than a decade of nonprofit fundraising experience at organizations both locally and internationally, including Cal Lutheran and Sarar Transformación. Lauren Winnewisser An active volunteer board member with the Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter and The Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship, Winnewisser holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in business administration from Cal Lutheran. She is also an alumna of the Leading www.SBzoo.org From Within Emerging Leaders program, Cohort V.

SBMNH Hosts 11th Annual Legacy Awards


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HE SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY HOSTED THE LEADERSHIP CIRCLES OF GIVING DINNER on January 16th in the newly renovated Fleischmann Auditorium and honored Joan Seaver Kurze, Ph.D, Fred Schaeffer, and the Hind Foundation with the museum’s 2020 Legacy Award. The annual award recognizes the generosity Jane Hind, Joan Seaver Kurze, Ph.D., and Fred Schaeffer of the key donors who have contributed to the museum’s success in the past year. Dr. Kurze in an anthropologist that focuses on Chumash rock art and basketry as well as the native inhabitants of Easter Island. She has shared her knowledge and expertise with the museum as a trustee and volunteer for many years. When asked about her involvement over the decades, she noted, “The Museum was like a home away from home. I really liked the people whom I met and what they did. They seemed so pleased with their work. People...are real people here. I was impressed with what the Museum stands for and its values.” Schaeffer has been a dedicated and invaluable volunteer in the museum’s anthropology department for 25 years since his retirement from Delco as an electrical engineer. His technical background allowed him to help radiocarbon-date the museum’s archaeological collections. In total he has accumulated, calibrated, and analyzed over 500 dates. Curator of Anthropology John Johnson, Ph.D., expressed during the award ceremony that, “Fred is not really a volunteer, he is a friend, and is like an additional staff member in our department. We are grateful for his past and continuing service to the collections and research at our Museum.” The mission of the Hind Foundation is to preserve cultural heritage. It focuses on music, visual arts, plant and wildlife conservation, and historical restoration projects. The Hind family has supported numerous projects at the museum, including its blue whale skeleton, summer exhibitions, the Centennial Capital Campaign, and the Fleischmann Auditorium renovation. “It is most appropriate for Jane [Hind] and the Hind Foundation to be receiving the Legacy Award, because through their philanthropic support they are ensuring a legacy at the Museum for generations to come,” shared Museum President & CEO Luke Swetland.

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MOXI Appoints Two Board Members & Elects Treasurer


ELLY ALMEROTH AND NAOMI DEWEY ARE THE TWO NEWEST MEMBERS OF MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM OF EXPLORATION + INNOVATION’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS. Incumbent board member Justin Anderson has also been elected as the executive board’s new treasurer. MOXI’s board of directors works directly with the museum’s president and CEO to oversee and support the organization’s commitment to its mission to ignite learning through interactive experiences in science and creativity. Almeroth is a founding donor of MOXI and served as co-chair of the museum’s annual fundraiser, MOXI@Night, in 2019. A Santa Barbara native, she is a lifelong volunteer and social justice advocate. She currently serves on the Hope School District Educational Foundation Board and as co-chair of the effort to build Gwendolyn’s Playground, the city’s first inclusive playground. Almeroth has also worked in event management, most recently within the College of Engineering at UCSB. Dewey is a founder and partner at Trusted Legal, a boutique law firm with offices in Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez that specialize Kelly Almeroth in business, employment, litigation, and risk management. She represents clients ranging from government entities to nonprofits, private families, entrepreneurs, and business owners. Dewey also volunteers at Teen Court, a program of CADA and the Santa Barbara County Superior Court, and has served as an adjunct professor at the Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law. She holds an honors degree in journalism from the University of Sheffield, England and a Juris Doctor from the Santa Barbara College of Law. Naomi Dewey Anderson, who was elected to MOXI’s board of directors in 2019, is managing partner of the Santa Barbara-based AmeriFlex Financial Services. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business economics, with an emphasis in accounting, from UCSB. Also a certified financial planner, Anderson has previously taught finance courses at SBCC and is an active member of the UCSB Alumni Association and the Financial Planning Association. Justin Anderson


Local Schools Win State Recognition


TATE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS TONY THURMOND AND THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION recently named five Santa Barbara County schools as 2020 California Distinguished Schools. The honored schools are Franklin Elementary School in the Santa Barbara School District, Kellogg Elementary in the Goleta Union School district, Aliso Elementary in Carpinteria, Solvang Elementary, and College School in the College School District. The Distinguished Schools program recognizes schools based on performance and progress on state indicators as specified on the California School Dashboard. Indicators include test scores, suspension rates, conditions, and climate. Elementary schools and secondary schools are recognized every two years. Two of California’s distinguished schools will now be eligible to be recognized as a National Elementary and Secondary Education Act Distinguished Schools Awardee. The 2020 California School Recognition Program Awards Ceremony took place on February 10th at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim.

Local Teacher Gets Recognition and Cash Prize


ATHAN BASKETT WAS RECENTLY HONORED BY THE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY EDUCATION OFFICE and the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara with a Teacher Recognition Award for the winter quarter. A sixth grade teacher at McKinley Elementary School, Baskett received $1,000 and a plaque of recognition at a ceremony on January 24th. A Memphis native, Baskett has been working in the Santa Barbara School District since 2014. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Harding University and his Master of Arts from the University of Southern California. “We celebrate Mr. Baskett’s passion for the important work teachers do and his desire to elevate every student to be successful,” said Dr. Susan Salcido, County Superintendent of Schools, whose office coordinates the recognition with the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara. “We appreciate the support of the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara and the recognition they provide to teachers.” Baskett plans to use the $1,000 to support literacy development, Nathan Baskett supplement technology needs in the classroom, and improve the array of flexible seating choices in the learning environment. The Rotary Club of Santa Barbara has honored outstanding teachers from South Coast schools each year since 1986. The club awards a secondary, elementary, and special education teacher with a certificate and a $1,000 check to spend on classroom needs.

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SB Chamber Celebrates Annual Regional Business Awards By Mark M. Whitehurst, PhD / VOICE

ARSHA BAILEY, FOUNDER OF WOMEN’S ECONOMIC VENTURES, was named Business Woman of the Year and Randy Rowse, owner of Paradise Cafe and former City Council Member, was recognized as Business Man of the Year by the Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region during the 12th Annual Regional Business Awards at the Four Seasons Biltmore La Pacifica Ballroom, on February 12th. “I really felt, until women have economic power that we will not change women’s status,” commented Woman of the Year, Marsha Bailey, in her acceptance speech. “Thanks for acknowledging that non profits are businesses; we run like businesses; we are businesses; but our bottom line is our mission, not our profit,” continued Bailey. The program was co-hosted by newly elected Board Chair Geoff Green, CEO of the Santa Barbara City College Foundation and Stephanie Armstrong, Interim Executive Director of the Chamber. They shared highlights of the accomplishments from the 2019 program year and thanked the Board of Directors and Ambassador Council for their support of the organization. They also presented a Service Award to Annmarie Rogers, Director of the Visitor Centers for her 25th anniversary with the organization. The Chamber also announced the recipients of the 2019 Large Business and Small Business Awards to the gathering of 250 Chamber members and community leaders. Large Business was awarded to American Riviera Bank, which was accepted by Jeff Devine. The Small Business of the Year was awarded to The Good Lion. The award was accepted by owner, Brandon Ristaino. The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum was recognized as the 2019 Non-Profit of the Year. The award



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Montecito Bank & Trust Assets Grow To $1.6 Billion In 2019


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HE YEAR END REPORT FOR MONTECITO BANK & TRUST shows assets grew $116.8 million, an increase of 7.8% during the 12-month period, ending the year at $1.6 billion. Strong loan production yielded an increase of $87.0 million for the year ending 12/31/2019, up 9.1% versus prior year, to finish the year at $1.0 billion. Deposit growth of 7.3% year-over-year, or $96.1 million, pushed year-end deposit totals to $1.4 billion. Net income before taxes of $14.6 million was down year over year 19.5% due to expenses related to a onetime change to an employee benefit program. The bank's total risk-based capital remains very strong at 15%, far exceeding the 10% regulatory minimum required to be considered well-capitalized. “The Montecito Bank & Trust team has a lot to be proud of in 2019. Not only did we eclipse $1.6 billion in assets, but our loan portfolio surpassed the $1 billion mark, our Wealth Management division reached $1 billion in assets under management, and our teams grew deposits 7% year over year. Plus, we earned five more Best Bank and Best Places to Work recognitions, gave away over $1.4 million to local nonprofits and volunteered over 7,400 hours to organizations across Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. I am so grateful for the opportunity to lead this organization and continue delivering on the vision Michael Towbes imagined for our Bank. And, I am always inspired by the work and commitment our associates demonstrate every day in helping to make the communities we serve better places to live and work,” commented Janet Garufis, Chairman and CEO of Montecito Bank and Trust.

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Baron Surkopf, Rudy Kunett, Baroness Surkopf, Mrs. Louis-Dreyfus, and Mrs. Mary Cheadle Back row: Alfred Moir, Wade Reynolds , and UCSB Chancellor Vernon Cheadle


By Beverley Jackson, Special to VOICE

HAVE PARTIES TO WRITE ABOUT, but they are going to have to be put on hold. I just can't bring myself to write about parties today, having just lost two good friends. My mind is filled with the happy times we shared, which makes it very difficult to write obits. Just last week Chip Lawson (one of the two) and I were talking about an article I wrote July 7, 2017 about what he had called his 21st birthday in the Posing with Kirk Douglas for Anne Douglas after invitations. Not quite true. His 60th would have been dinner at their home in Montecito closer. The party was a barbecue in Manning Park, which was great fun, as generally the parties I attend there are, for five or six year olds. Chip did the basic barbecuing with a lot of advice from Tab Hunter and Allan Glaser, which he ignored. We talked, too, about the barbecues his parents Wendy and Robert Lawson used to hold just before Christmas on his late uncle John Gavin's little ranch, Rancho San Fernando Rey (40,000 acres!) They always chose a site far back in the forest. We had to drive in caravan to find the site! Dame Judith Anderson and Jack Gage decided one year to leave before the caravan. Ultimately a helicopter had to go up to locate them! Gavin staff had gone earlier to set up a perfect barbecue scene. Arriving guests were given sturdy clippers and pail, then we were turned loose to fill the pail with fresh mistletoe, holly, pine cones, and pine branches. Chip remembered one clump of mistletoe I couldn't reach and I wanted. He got it for me....

Auction item, a Smirnoff Vodka cutting board

What more can be said about the wonderful writer, actor, philanthropist, Kirk Douglas, who just left us at age 103? The media has covered his passing so thoroughly, all I can bring myself to say is, Goodbye Treasured Friend.

Feeling unusually down, I resorted to a favorite sport, scouring current auctions for unusual items I might be able to use on the necklaces I make, or something for one of my too many collections. And the first item I came to was a vintage wooden advertising cutting board for Smirnoff Vodka. No getting away from now gone friends for me today! The late Rudolph Kunett lived here the last years of his life. Rudy was a very popular member of the Montecito social group and entertained frequently. He was seldom without his cigarette smoking at the end of a superb Faberge cigarette holder. Rudy had been out of his native Russia at school in Europe when he became very friendly with a young man who owned the rights to Smirnoff Vodka. The young man fell into financial problems and Rudy bought the rights to Smirnoff from him and took them to America. Vodka was not a popular American beverage in those days, but we all know that changed. He was very interested in the young university UCSB and two of his dearest friends were Chancellor Vernon and Mrs. Mary Cheadle, who were my close friends. They're all gone now. Even the auctions can't divert me today, so I think I'll stop writing and just show you some photographs. Beverley Jackson moved to SB in 1963 from Los Angeles. She wrote a social column for the SB News-Press from 1968-1992. She also wrote the award winning book Splendid Slippers on Chinese footbinding and five other books on China. She latest book is Dolls of Spain. Jackson is avid doll collector and a collector of interesting people. She is also now seriously making and exhibiting pine needle baskets and collage.


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Easy Lift riders surprised with Girl Scout Cookies as Valentine’s Day appreciation gift


OCAL NONPROFIT EASY LIFT TRANSPORTATION HAS ONCE AGAIN PARTNERED WITH LOCAL GIRL SCOUTS to give their passengers a surprise “sweet ride” on Valentine’s Day. Easy Lift is providing each of their riders with a complimentary box of Girl Scout Cookies to show their appreciation for the people served by the organization. “Who doesn’t love the Girl Scouts! And we love the people we serve,” said Ernesto Paredes, Executive Director of Easy Lift Transportation. “We tried this out last year and it was a real hit. It’s a great way to show appreciation for all our passengers and the cookies really brighten everyone’s day.” Revenue from the troop’s cookie sales will fund activities, outings, and charitable donations made by the troop throughout the year. It is an exciting way for the girls to practice teamwork, develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills, and connect with the community. Cookie sales continue through March 8th this year. “It is hard work selling cookies every year, but it’s a great way for us to work together and earn money for our troop,” said Ruby Romo from Troop 55504. “We’re happy that Easy Lift passengers will get to enjoy the cookies!” www.girlscoutsccc.org | www.easylift.org

Wind Energy Project Approved by County Board


N JANUARY 28TH, THE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS VOTED TO DENY THREE APPEALS AND APPROVE THE STRAUSS WIND ENERGY PROJECT (SWEP). The vote was four to zero, with Supervisor Peter Adam recusing himself. It is anticipated that this project will double the county’s renewable energy and supply enough clean electricity to power 43,000 homes. With construction slated to begin in early 2020, the wind turbines will play a large role in moving the Santa Barbara region toward 100 percent renewable energy. The Santa Barbara County Planning Commission unanimously approved the 98-megawatt project in the hills south of Lompoc in November. It is sited at the same location as the previously approved Lompoc Wind Energy Project, which was not built because of an economic downturn. With Santa Barbara County having some of the lowest utility scale wind energy production in the state, the SWEP will help the county do its part in ensuring that California meets its goal of 60 percent renewable electricity by 2030 and 100 percent clean electricity by 2045. Currently, the county’s only utility scale renewable energy projects are a 40-megawatt solar farm in Cuyama and a 28-megawatt solar farm in Vandenberg. The county also has 64.4 megawatts in 8,651 projects of distributed, rooftop solar. According to the Community Environmental Council, wind power is a crucial element in balancing our electrical grid because, unlike solar, it can be produced in the evenings when the sun is down. Wind turbines generate carbon-free electricity without using any water. Proponents of SWEP predict that the new turbines will avoid approximately 40,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year, provide an estimated $40 million in tax revenue over the project’s 30-year life, create 150 temporary construction jobs and five to seven permanent jobs, and allow local ranchers to continue agricultural operations while receiving a supplemental income stream. www.cecsb.org

CEO of Sunstone Vineyards Steps Down


ION RICE, CEO AND DIRECTOR OF WINEMAKING AT SUNSTONE VINEYARDS & WINERY IN SANTA YNEZ, will soon be resigning from the business and handing over control of the winery to his family and new investors. He took the position in 2011 and has since successfully repositioned the Sunstone brand, which is what attracted the investors. The change in leadership is a result of Rice’s decision to focus on his personal wine brand, Artiste, and his new consulting firm, Cultivate Growth Advisors. Fred and Linda Rice established the family-owned Sunstone in 1992. Bion took the helm after the passing of his mother, Linda Rice, and, while the business was suffering from the effects of an economic recession, stabilized business operations and laid the foundation for the company’s growth and future success. From 2011 to 2015, the Sunstone brand pivoted from the company’s historic wholesale distribution focus and transformed the business plan to an “experiential” direct-to-consumer focus at the estate. This strategy moved the business’s model toward destination experiences and private events, which was enhanced by Rice’s commitment to high-quality winemaking. While leading the staff at Sunstone, Rice was responsible for all aspects of winemaking, operations, marketing, sales, events, finance, and accounting. He directed a team of over 30 employees with a strategy directed at consumers Bion Rice seeking an immersive lifestyle experience. At his new firm, Rice will offer his expertise in the wine and spirits industry as a consultant to startups, turnarounds, M&A, investors, and private equity groups. He and his wife, Anna, will also continue expanding the wine program at Artiste Winery. Rice was born and raised in Santa Barbara. His great-great-grandfather farmed wine grapes in the Napa Valley in the late 1800s.

HE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY REGISTRAR OF VOTERS is currently looking for volunteers to serve as poll workers for the March 3rd presidential primary election. Community participation is key to staffing the nearly 170 precinct boards for the election. Organizations in the county can show support by allowing and encouraging their employees to participate. Poll workers who work at a polling place receive a stipend of $180 to $240 for Election Day and training. Each polling place has one or more precinct boards comprised of one inspector and two to four clerks. Every polling place has a coordinator and if needed, a traffic clerk. To be considered for a poll worker position, the following criteria must be met:

• Be a registered voter in the State of California or lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the U.S., as specified, and who is otherwise eligible to register to vote, except for their lack of U.S. citizenship. • Be able to follow written and verbal instruction. • Be available to serve Election Day from about 6am to 9pm or until all of the closing procedures have been completed. • Must be available to attend a mandatory training class.

To learn more visit https://countyofsb.org/care/elections/pollworkers.sbc. To sign up, complete an application at https://secure.countyofsb.org/care/elections/election-officer.

Economic Development Manager Appointed


ASON HARRIS HAS BEEN APPOINTED as the City’s first Economic Development Manager. As EDM, he will oversee the development and implementation of the City’s economic development program and related functions and goals. He will begin his duties in Santa Barbara at the end of March. Harris is currently the Economic Development Manager for the City of Santa Monica where he oversees a division of 14 staff and a budget of $5.5 million. His current responsibilities include oversight of four Business Improvement Districts (BIDS), four Jason Harris weekly farmers markets, two tourism marketing organizations, the Santa Monica Pier operations, and over 160 leases/licenses for the city. Prior to his work in Santa Monica, Harris was the Deputy Director of Community & Economic Development for the City of Phoenix, AZ. Early in his career, he also served as a Community Development Specialist in Costa Rica for the United States Peace Corps. Harris received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Arizona and a Master of Business Administration from Western Illinois University. He currently resides in Santa Monica with his partner Candice and their two children. He and his family will be relocating to the Central Coast this summer. “I am thrilled to be named Santa Barbara’s first economic development manager and look forward to working with the business community, stakeholders, and staff to support this amazing city,” stated Harris. According to City Administrator Paul Casey, “Jason’s more than twenty years of economic development experience will prove invaluable as we launch the city’s new economic development program.”

IV Alcohol & Drug Coalition Receives Grant


HE ISLA VISTA ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG COALITION HAS RECEIVED A MULTI-YEAR DRUG FREE COMMUNITIES GRANT from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for the purpose of implementing local prevention initiatives to address substance abuse problems for K-12 youth, as well as those transitioning to college. The DFC Grant awarded provides $125,000 per year for five years, with a renewal available for an additional five years, thereby offering the possibility of $1,250,000 for funding to assess the current needs of the community and to work closely with local community agencies, nonprofits, high schools and middle schools, UCSB and SBCC, and local law enforcement agencies to educate and implement prevention strategies that address substance abuse behaviors and concerns. The Drug Free Communities Support Program has two goals: to establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies, as well as federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth; to reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse.

The Channel Islands YMCA Youth and Family Services Division will oversee the implementation of the DFC grant operations, in coordination with a comprehensive leadership team of IVAOD members representing twelve sectors of the community. Members of the IVAOD Coalition include: Channel Islands YMCA, St. George Youth Center Teen Leadership Council, Isla Vista Community Services District, Isla Vista Youth Projects, Isla Vista Recreation and Park District, SB County Department of Behavioral Wellness, UCSB Alcohol and Drug Program, UCSB Department of Health & Wellness, SBCC, Isla Vista Food Co-op, KCSB, and Noozhawk.


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Who Is Fully Employed in January? By Harlan Green / Special to VOICE



T LOOKS LIKE EVERYONE IS EMPLOYED IN THE SERVICE SECTOR, but manufacturing is sputtering. There were 44,000 new construction jobs and a whopping 72,000 in education and health services. But manufacturing lost another 12,000 jobs in January; the same as in December. That is why average hourly earnings (i.e., wages) are barely rising above inflation, and interest rates and inflation remain so low. This ‘goldilocks’ scenario must be due to the two-year trade war, and now China’s coronavirus pandemic that the World Health Organization has called a

“global public-health emergency.” In other words, American consumers are scooping up lots of cheap consumers goods from other countries, but manufacturers aren’t exporting enough to create a positive balance of payments. So stock and bond prices are gyrating when the world economy doesn’t seem to know what to make of China’s coronavirus that has now spread to some 23 countries, according to latest reports. Here are the latest coronavirus numbers, according to the World Health Organization, as it has exceeded the SARS pandemic totals of 2003, and may turn out to be more deadly as

the virus mutates into a possibly more virulent strain: Globally there are 45,171 confirmed cases. In China there are 44,730 confirmed cases – 8,204 are classified as severe. There have been 1,114 deaths. Outside of China there are 441 confirmed cases in 24 countries with one death. There are 175 people on board the Diamond Princess cruise liner, which has been quarantined in Japan, that have tested positive for coronavirus. Another cruise ship, the Westerdam, is at sea, and its crew is unsure where to go next, after being denied entry to the Philippines, Japan, and South Korea. Passengers blame an ill-advised port stop in Hong Kong, where the boat took on many new passengers. Two charter flights carrying about 300 Americans out of the virus-hit city of Wuhan have arrived in the United States. A flight carrying mainly Canadian evacuees landed in Ontario. So let us take some comfort that American jobs aren’t yet at risk. In fact, the 2003 SARS pandemic occurred during the housing bubble, and record economic growth during that decade. But what followed was the Great Recession. That’s why most economists aren’t touting January’s very robust job numbers as a harbinger of a better year just yet. There may be more bad news coming, and interest rates are still at record lows, which means financial markets are hedging their bets for another rainy day.



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Celebrating Santa Barbara Artists GALLERIES • STUDIOS • MUSEUMS • PUBLIC PLACES

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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.

Pamela Hill Enticknap New Work in Clay

CABADAGRAY GALLERY: Guest artist Inga Guzyte ~ Feb 22 • Vita Art Center, 28 W. Main St, Ventura • WeSa 10-4pm/By Appt • 805-644-9214.

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.

CABANA HOME: Fine Art & Design • 111 Santa Barbara St • Mo-Fr 10am6pm, Sa by appt. • 805-962-0200.

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

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.

JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER SB: Seeking Light: A Survivor’s Exhibition Showcasing Artworks by Local Survivors, Featuring Margaret Singer ~ April 21st • 524 Chapala St • Mo-Th 9-5pm/Fr 9-3:30pm • 805-957-1115.

CASA DOLORES: José Salazar’s In Sand and Oil; Bandera Ware ~ Ongoing • 1023 Bath St • Tu-Sa 124pm • 805-963-1032.

jacksonbeverley56@gmail.com 10 WEST GALLERY: Hello Forever ~ Mar 1 • 10 W Anapamu St • Mo, WeSa 11-5:30pm, Su 12-5 • 805-770-7711. ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION GALLERY: Haven by Santa Barbara Printmakers ~ Mar 5 • 229 E Victoria • Tu-Fr By Appt/Sa 1-4pm • 805-965-6307. ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM, UCSB: Irresistible Delights: Recent gifts to the art collection ~ Apr 26 • 552 University Rd • We-Su 12-5 pm • 805-893-2951. ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY: Cosmic Daydream • 302 E Cota St • Tu-Fr 116pm, Sa 10-4pm • 805-884-0459. ARTISTE GALLERY: Brown; LoCascio; Pratt; Luongo; Perez; Watanabe ~ Ongoing • 2948 Grand Av, #E, LO • Daily 11-5:30pm • 805-686-2626. ARTS FUND GALLERY: 205-C Santa Barbara St • We-Su 12-5pm & By Appt • 805-965-7321. ATKINSON GALLERY @ SBCC: Eleven Figures in Two Parts - Part 1 ft. Brian Calvin, Gerald Davis, Karon Davis, Manjari Sharma, and Xaviera Simmons ~ Feb 14 • Humanities Bldg, Rm 202 • 805-897-3484 • gallery.sbcc.edu.

Receptions &



Saturday, February 15th, 2-4pm Lompoc Museum 50 Years Celebration Thursday, February 20th, 5-7pm Grayspace Gallery • Artist Reception, Three Sides of a Coin Thursday, February 20th, 7-8:30pm Maritime Museum • Artist Demonstration by Dwight Hwang with Commentary by Emily Miller • $10/$20 • RSVP www.sbmm.org 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

INSPIRATION GALLERY OF FINE ART: Local artists ~ Ongoing • 1528 State St • Tu- Fr 11-3pm • 805-962-6444.

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. CHESSMAR SCULPTURE STUDIOS: 320 East Anapamu St • By Appt. • 805-637-7548. COLETTE COSENTINO ATELIER + GALLERY: Fine and decorative arts ~ Ongoing • 11 W Anapamu St. • Daily 1-5pm • 805-570-9863. COMMUNITY ARTS WORKSHOP: Workshop, gallery, performance space • 631 Garden • 805-324-7443. CORRIDAN GALLERY: 125 N Milpas • Local Artists ~ Ongoing • We-Sa 115pm • 805-966-7939. 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 115pm, 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.

www.PamelaEnticknap.com Now showing at Grayspace Gallery THE GALLERY MONTECITO: Alain, Pierce, Bennett, Bolton, Draper, Webster, Masterpol, Schulte ~ Ongoing • 1277 Coast Village Rd • Tu-Sa 11-6pm • 805-969-1180. GOLETA VALLEY LIBRARY: The Tiny Libraries ~ April • Work by Goleta Valley Art Assoc • Ongoing • 500 N Fairview Av • Mo 12-6pm, Tu-Th 10-8pm, Fr-Sa 10-5:30pm, Su 1-5pm • 805-964-7878. GOLETA VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER: El Corazón de Goleta mural by Barbara Eberhart ~ Ongoing • 55679 Hollister Av • 9-6pm daily • www.thegvcc.org. GRAYSPACE GALLERY: Three Sides of the Coin ~ Feb 23 • 219 Gray Av • We, Th, Su 1-5pm; Fr-Sa 2-8pm & By Appt • 805-689-0858. HOSPICE OF SB, LEIGH BLOCK GALLERY: Gratitude by Monica Bartos ~ April • 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, #100 • Mo-Fr 9-5pm, By Appt • 805-563-8820.

LINDEN STUDIO AND GALLERY: Garcia, Schock, Snyder, Sparks ~ Ongoing • 963 Linden Av, Carpinteria • Daily 11-5pm • 805-570-9195. LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER: Rincon ~ March 2 • 855 Linden Ave, Carpinteria • Thu-Mon 11-5pm • 805-684-7789; www.carpinteriaartscenter.org. MARCIA BURTT STUDIO: Arboreal ~ March 15 • 517 Laguna St • Th-Su 1-5pm • 805-962-5588. MASON STREET STUDIOS: Paintings by Pedersen, Galzerano, Denbo, & Morrill ~ Ongoing • 121 E Mason St • Sa 12-5pm. MICHAELKATE INTERIORS & ART GALLERY: Contemporary Art & Interior Design • 132 Santa Barbara St • Mo-Sa 10-6pm, closed We, Su 11-5pm • 805-963-1411.

MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Interactive experiences in science, tech, engineering, arts, & math • 125 State St • Daily 10-5pm • $14/$10 • 805-770-5000.

FAULKNER/SB PUBLIC LIBRARY GALLERIES: 40 E Anapamu St • Mo-Th 10-7pm, Fr-Sa 10-5:30pm, Su 1-5pm • 805-962-7653.

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.

GALLERIE SILO: Michael C. Armour ~ Ongoing • 118-B Gray Av • Th-Su 125pm & By Appt • 301-379-4669. GALLERY 113: Artist of the Month: Wendy Brewer, Journey to the Heart ~ Reflections and Renewal ~ 1114 State St, #8 La Arcada Ct • SB Art Association • Mo-Sa 11-5pm/Su 1-5pm • 805-965-6611.

GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: New Artist Britt Friedman and Sheryl Knight: New Visions ~ Feb 29 • 2920 Grand Av • Daily 10-5pm • 805-688-7517.

KATHRYNE DESIGNS: Pedro de la Cruz, Ruth Ellen Hoag ~ Ongoing • 1225 Coast Village Rd, Suite A • MoSa 10-5pm, Su11-5pm • 805-565-4700.

MISA & MARTIN GALLERY: Contemporary Art ~ Ongoing • 619 State St • www.misa-artwork.com.

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

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

KARPELES MUSEUM & MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY: Texas ~ April; Anne Baldwin, abstracts by “Hollywood” painter ~ Ongoing; John Herd, blended computer/photography prints ~ Ongoing • 21 W Anapamu • We-Su 12-4pm • 805-962-5322.

MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY: Tweet This ~ Ongoing • 100 E Main St • Tu-Su 11-5pm • $1-$5 • 805-653-0323. PALM LOFT GALLERY: • 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • Fr-Su 11-6pm & By Appt • 805-684-9700.


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PORCH: GALLERY: This Chapter Mixed Media Assemblages by Virginia McCracken • 3823 Santa Claus Ln • Mo-Sa 9:30-5:30pm, Su 11-4pm • 805-684-0300. PORTICO GALLERY: Work by Newell, & Pope ~ Ongoing • 1235 Coast Village Rd • Mo-Sa 11-5pm • 805695-8850. RODEO GALLERY & LOVEWORN: Motherland & Freedom! by Wallace • Artisan clothing • 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 artists with disabilities • 28 E Victoria • 805-260-6705. SANTA BARBARA ARTS: Local Fine Art & Crafts ~ Ongoing • 1114 State St #24 • Daily 11-5:30pm • 805-884-1938.

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SB BOTANIC GARDEN, Pritzlaff Conserv. Ctr: 1212 Mission Canyon Rd • Mo-Fr 9-6pm • 805-682-4726.

STATE GALLERY @ YOUTH INTERACTIVE: Catharsis: works by Marge Cafarelli and Cyndee Howard • 1219 State St • Mo-Sa 10-6pm, Su 10-5pm • 805-617-6421.

SBCAST: a center for participants to co-create • 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 • Henry Chapman Ford • 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 ~ March • History of Oil in the SB Channel ~ Ongoing • 113 Harbor Wy • Daily 105pm, 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 ~ April 5 • Highlights of the Permanent Collection ~ Ongoing • 1130 State St • Free-$10 • Tu-Su 11-5pm/Th 118pm • 805-963-4364.

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SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Beneath a Wild Sky: Stories of America’s Lost Birds ~ May 3 • Museum Backyard & Nature Club House • Mammal and Bird Halls •

STUDIO 121: Works by Irwin, Denzel, Uyesaka ~ Ongoing • 121 Santa Barbara St • By Appt • 805-722- 0635. SULLIVAN GOSS: AN AMERICAN GALLERY: Solo shows by Meredith Brooks Abbott and Phoebe Brunner ~ Mar 30 • Anchors ~ Mar 2 • 11 E Anapamu St • Daily 10-5:30pm • 805-730-1460.

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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 • 220 W Canon Perdido • Mo-Fr 8:304:30pm & By Appt • 805-770-3878. SOLVANG ANTIQUES FINE ART GALLERY: 1693 Copenhagen Dr • Daily 10am-5pm • 805-686-2322.

11-5pm, closed Su • 805-565-6162. WILDLING MUSEUM: Starry Nights: Visions of the Night Sky ~ June 15 • 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.

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. UCSB LIBRARY: Plans for the Future: 1944-1990 ~ June 26 • 525 UCEN Rd • www.library.ucsb.edu • 805-893-2478. VILLAGE FRAME & GALLERY: 1485 E Valley Rd #1 • Mo-Fr 9-5pm, Sa 113pm • 805-969-0524. WATERHOUSE GALLERY: Paintings by Iban Navaro & More • 1114 State St #9 La Arcada Ct • Mo-Sa 11-5pm, Su 11-4pm • 805-962-8885. WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART: Contemporary Masters: Works on Paper from the Collection of the Art Museum of South Texas ~ Mar 21 • 955 La Paz Rd • Mo-Fr 10-4pm, Sa

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The exhibition is made possible by the generosity of the Squire Foundation and the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture. Submitted by Mike Witt, mwitt@sbjf.org

Photo by Alex Blair


HE LIVES OF LOCAL HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS AND REFUGEES are celebrated in an exhibition on view at the Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center through April 21st titled, Seeking Light. Taking a fresh and artistic view toward hope and light juxtaposed with the reality of destruction and exile, the exhibit features works by notable local survivors and refugees, including Margaret Singer, Maria Segal, Edith Ostern, Erika Kahn, Mary Freericks, Freddy Caston, Nora Wiedmann, Lev Moross, and Bernhard Penner. Through their art, these individuals demonstrate their endurance and hope, and teach us about the power of the human spirit in the face of unthinkable evil. A number of these extraordinary survivors have been lifelong professional artists, while others have been art educators, or found their creative talents later in life. Collectively, their works offer insight into the experience of living through one of the darkest chapters in human history. The exhibition will also include panel displays of poetry and quotes, or “Margaret-isms”, from the beloved late survivor Margaret Singer, who is also featured in the highly acclaimed documentary short film Margaret Singer: Seeking Light that was shown at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Following her death in May 2019 at the age of 97, Art at the JCC was bequeathed her vast body of work, including nearly 1,500 pieces. Painting by Margaret Singer Singer was a constant ray of joy for many years at the Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center, and regularly participated in yoga, Schmooze Room, poetry programs, and art exhibitions. She bravely shared her testimony and poetic wisdom as a participant in the Jewish Federation’s Portraits of Survival permanent exhibit and programs. She was a prolific artist, poet, and role model for the Jewish, artistic, and general communities. She passed away the way she lived, in grace, peace, and beauty. With honor, Art at the JCC and the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara take on the mission of sharing Singer’s words and art with the world. The Seeking Light exhibition will also be integrated into school and group tours of the docent-led Portraits of Survival: Life Journeys through the Holocaust and Beyond permanent exhibit and program from January through April 2020, its busiest season.

Untitled, 2018, by N. Dash. Adobe, silkscreen ink, jute. Courtesy the Artist and Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara


IME IS TANTALIZINGLY SHORT if you’re planning to make it to the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) to see their solo exhibition of New York–based artist N. Dash. Closing on Sunday, February 16th, the exhibition has presented new works shown for the first time, including pieces from the artist’s ongoing Commuter series, as well as recent large scale paintings. The works convey a profound tactile sensitivity through the artist’s manipulation of materials such as fabric, adobe, jute, polystyrene, paper, and string. Utilizing this wide variety of media with a minute attention to detail, Dash constructs compositions that engage with visible and invisible forms of energy and movement: of bodily meridians, architectural circulation, and environmental flux. Transmuting rough materials such as jute, mud, and fabric into meticulously finished surfaces, Dash’s work evokes the materially embodied yet intangible presence of attentive touch. N. Dash at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara was curated by Abaseh Mirvali, Executive Director and Chief Curator, and is an expanded presentation of N. Dash, organized by The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, and curated by Amy Smith-Stewart, Senior Curator.



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Shimmering Virtuosity

February 14, 2020

Lobero Theatre Chamber Music Project

HE LOBERO THEATRE’S NEW CHAMBER MUSIC PROJECT under Artistic and Music Director Heiichiro Ohyama’s supervision, with performing colleague violinist Benjamin Beilman as Musical Advisor, returned to Santa Barbara’s Lobero Theatre on February 8th and 9th for two completely different, yet similarly messaged, programs of music by Beethoven, Prokofiev/ Kodály, and Brahms. A fabulous series debut on January 4th by pianist Alessio Bax and violinist Beilman set a high bar and augured well for the new Chamber Music Project. The recital I saw on February 8th confirmed earlier predictions. A larger house at the February 8th recital – an excellent sign - was unusually focused and still throughout the evening for a program of works by Beethoven, Prokofiev, and Brahms. Mesmerizing, leisurely, and silken describes inadequately, the ensemble temperament and timbre of this powerful gathering of Ohyama’s musical friends. A subtly powerful concordance of experience and empathy between each player bespoke artistic unanimity – a rare pleasure to see and hear. Pianist Louis Schwizgebel; violinists Ida Kavafian and Benjamin Beilman; violist Heiichiro Ohyama, and cellist Clive Greensmith gave listeners an evening of sonic elegance. Beethoven’s Quartet for Piano and Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 16 (1797) performed by Schwizgebel, Kavafian, Ohyama, and Greensmith opened the program at a dynamic level so soft and fragile in the opening bars of the first movement Grave: Allegro ma non troppo one fell completely under its spell, the audience as quiet and concentrated as the music making itself. Several interpretive wonders ensued, including whispered unison passagework that shimmered with perfect intonation and balance; terraced modulations from one characterful instrumental narrative to another that spoke to

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Review by Daniel Kepl / VOICE

Violinists Ida Kavafian and Benjamin Beilman, Pianist Louis Schwizgebel, Cellist Clive Greensmith, and Violist Heiichiro Ohyama

Beethoven’s kinky harmonic eccentricities even in his 20s and a model of performance practice that illustrated not just Beethoven’s virtuoso piano writing, but also his debt to Mozart and Haydn. The second movement Andante cantabile with its panoply of fabulously busy piano riffs, yummy viola inner voicing, and luscious cello melodies served as amiable preamble to the last movement Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo which topped off the performance at a nice pace that nevertheless allowed plenty of opportunity to relish its several meaty and precocious developmental and modulatory passages. Prokofiev’s Sonata for Two Violins in C Major, Op. 56 (1932), performed as if from a long lost mindscape by consummate master Ida Kavafian and her former student and long since professional colleague Benjamin Beilman, was revelatory at several levels, most of them

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Pacheco-Bernt Joins PASFSB Board

KRISTINE PACHECO-BERNT, noted violinist and music educator, was recently welcomed to the Board of Directors of the Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation. With experience as a performer in orchestras from San Francisco to Santa Ynez, she plays locally with the UCSB Symphony Orchestra, Santa Barbara Symphony, Santa Barbara Choral Society, and the Folk Orchestra of Santa Barbara. She has served as the MERIT Program Assistant for the Music Academy of the West and is currently the Education Programs Manager for the Santa Barbara Symphony (SBS), overseeing all music education center programs and marketing, designing, and implementing the curricula and coordinating all activities, concerts, and contract. She has trained in the El Sistema music education style and is a Violin Teaching Artist for the SBS Music Education Center in addition to having her own students studying violin and viola. She holds a BA in Music and Premedical Studies from UC Kristine Pacheco-Bernt Berkeley, and a MM in Violin Performance from San Francisco State University. “Kristine’s background and talent as a highly-respected musician and instructor will be invaluable to the annual PASF audition process and competition for emerging local talent,” said Board President Deborah Bertling. “We are thrilled to have her join our board.” Pacheco-Bernt joins current PASF board members including: Rosalind Amorteguy Fendon (Treasurer), Deborah Bertling, (President), Peter Bertling, Barbara Burger, Christopher Davis, Ronald Fendon, Dr. Marjorie S. Gies (Vice President), Noel Lucky, David McKee, Adrian Spence, Marylove Thralls (Secretary), and Patricia Yzurdiaga. The Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation was formed in 1982 by the late Mrs. Lincoln Dellar to provide aid to deserving vocal and instrumental students with professional potential who live and/ or study in the Santa Barbara area. www.pasfsb.org

intuitive. Composed while Prokofiev was living in Paris exile after the Russian Revolution and its after-horrors, the work is haunting, particularly as performed by these two powerful intellectuals. By 1932, fascism was on the rise, Stalin was disappearing his enemies by the millions, and Germany’s new Enabling Act (1933) would give Hitler unlimited power to do the same. From its sobering opening bars, the Andante cantabile speaks to profound resignation. Kavafian and Beilman bonded like survivors and provided the audience a level of perfection in musical imagery that matched timbre and technique to conscious and subliminal empathy; a stunning and deeply moving performance. The second movement Allegro addresses with troubling and often explosive frenzy the helplessness and despair of that time, still reeling from worldwide financial depression, thus

vulnerable to totalitarianism. With stunning virtuosity, the duo crushed it; flurries of musical rage assuaged somewhat by calms fraught with tense foreboding were communicated to the audience to chilling effect. The muted third movement, Commodo (quasi allegretto), it’s bittersweet lullaby one of Prokofiev’s most touchingly prescient tunes, captivated in the duo’s interpretation both sentimentality and calamity, touching our hearts in whispers. The last movement Allegro con moto gave some relief for its irresistible vigor. It takes true virtuosity to successfully navigate Prokofiev’s seldom performed Opus 56, a technical and intellectual Rubik’s Cube. Kavafian and Beilman honored themselves and enriched us all with their performance. Pianist Schwizgebel, violinist Beilman, violist Ohyama, and cellist Greensmith returned to the stage after intermission for a deliciously cordial performance of Brahms’ Quartet for Piano and Strings No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 (1861). The nineteenth century presented itself casually, as might be expected from a time of gas light and horse-drawn carriage. The result, a performance of its four movements that was leisurely, the charm of Brahms’ inner voicing transparent throughout. Highlights: gorgeous dialogue between violist Ohyama and violinist Beilman in the Andante; cellist Greensmith’s opulent timbre throughout, likewise Ohyama; the heroic grandeur of the Andante and the irrepressible energy of the Rondo alla Zingarese: Presto with its irresistible Hungarian tunes and many compositional zigs and zags, including a lovely solo piano bit, a string trio without piano section, and a pulse-pumping finale. 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

Gallery 113 Elects Two New Board Members

Brendan Briggs and Rebecca Stebbins have been elected to the Gallery 113 Board of Directors, the community gallery in La Arcada representing members of the Santa Barbara Art Association. BRENDAN BRIGGS was born in New York City and raised in Los Angeles. At an early age she knew she had to become an artist and soon found fulfillment in a variety of performing and visual arts. Self-taught, Briggs’ mixed mediums enter a world through the many stories her fantastical life experiences have led to. Her relentless drive for social acceptance and tolerance is ever apparent in the messages found in her works. Her art is also shown locally at the Glenn Dallas Gallery.

Brendan Briggs

Rebecca Stebbins

REBECCA STEBBINS paints both outdoors en plein air and in her Carpinteria studio as well as in Europe, where she has been an artist-in-residence at three different sites in France. She teaches art to children and adults and has been the art teacher at The Howard School for 14 years. She recently took time away from her painting career to serve as executive director of the Carpinteria Arts Center, where she directed a campaign that raised $3.5 million to purchase and renovate a building for gallery and workshop spaces and also developed new educational programs for the community. Briggs and Stebbins join board members Manny Lopez, Carol Dixon, Lori Lenz, and Katy Zappala, all of whom are professional artists and bring their wide experience to lead this professional gallery, now in its 46th year. www.gallery113sb.com

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Peering Inside the Black Box


Untangling how artificial intelligence thinks can shed light on our own notions and ideas respond to combinations and relationships between OUND IN EVERYTHING FROM SELF-DRIVING CARS TO MACHINE TRANSLATION, the more basic elements. A artificial neural networks are currently one of the hottest fields in machine learning. long, vertical object between Now there’s a growing interest in unraveling how these brain-like systems think, and it is two circles might trigger a providing unexpected insights into our own way of understanding the world. Fabian Offert, a set of neurons that recognize doctoral student in UC Santa Barbara’s Media Arts and Technology faces, for instance. The last graduate program, has brought a scholar’s perspective to this field so layers provide high-level often dominated by scientists and engineers. classifications, whereupon the Before joining UC Santa Barbara, Offert served as a curator at program spits out a result. the ZKM | Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany. He Scientists and realized there that engineers are keen this work on neural to understand the networks provided a processes at work unique opportunity in these neural nets to explore artistic This neural layer appears to recognize hourglasses by their bulbous because they often and philosophical shapes, wooden dowels, and sand. Judging by the colors, white perceive the world in concepts. “Their sand seems to be most common. different ways than perspectives might Fabian Offert we do. And in some cases it’s important to know exactly why the network came to a certain be fundamentally conclusion. For instance, when predicting recidivism rates or credit approvals. irreconcilable with our own,” said Offert, “but I To peer inside these black boxes, Offert uses an approach called feature visualization. think that’s exactly why this is so interesting, and He takes a neural net trained to classify images and feeds it random noise. But instead why people, specifically in the humanities — who of running the entire program he stops on a particular neuron or layer of interest and deal with interpretation, perception, abstraction, observes how activated it is. This tells him how far off the noise is from an optimal image and representation — should look at these things.” for this layer. He then back-propagates the result, tweaks the input and repeats the process Artificial neural networks take inspiration until the activation levels plateau. The results provide a surreal approximation of what that from their biological counterparts. As in a human particular neuron or layer is really looking for. brain, data streams into the system, where it’s Sometimes the features correspond with our own experiences. For instance, a neuron processed by layers of interconnected functions activated by images of bees appears to zero-in on alternating yellow and dark stripes. However, called neurons. Each neuron looks for a particular sorting out pictures with umbrellas proves more nuanced. This neuron seems to focus on For a neural layer that identifies carpentry nails, the mixture of features, with those in earlier layers fingers holding them appear to be just as important as drooping shapes, but is also activated by figures and cool colors. generally picking out lower-level features — the nails themselves. Some image classes are more difficult to classify, so the ambiguity persists even in the higher like shapes, patterns, and colors. Higher layers levels. “So higher levels won’t just represent one thing, but often a mixture of different things,” Offert said. “And they will serve a mixture of different functions.” By embracing these ambiguous images, Offert argues that scholars can use them to discover properties of images that may not be as intuitive. In fact, “a single neuron is maybe not the right metric for human interpretability,” Offert suggested, “which is interesting, because it means that, as an artificial perception, the neural network has a very different perspective on the world than we have.” For example, Offert has looked at the work done by UC Davis computer scientist Gabriel Goh. In 2016, Goh decided to use feature visualization on a neural network that classifies images based on whether or not they’re explicit. As Offert notes, the resulting images are definitely not safe for work, but it’s hard to determine exactly why. However, Offert was far more interested in the minimally activating images — the most safe-forwork images the system could generate. Since explicit imagery doesn’t have a perfect counterpart, he expected to see just noise. However, a clear trend emerged among these SFW images: Most of them look like cliffs or dams. Perplexing though this may be, Goh has developed a hypothesis that Offert believes is likely true. Goh thinks that the programmers who trained the network probably used images of cliffs as negative examples to help the system work better. Cases like this illustrate how fruitful the topic of neural network interpretability can be for scholars in the humanities. “This technique tells you the weird and strange perspective the machine has on the world, but it also tells you the perspective of the people who built the machine, and what they wanted to do with it,” Offert said. It also forces us to re-examine concepts like representation, abstraction, and even the notion of an image itself. But unlike in more traditional musings, in this case these concepts have concrete, technical applications. The bizarre categories that neural networks create actually function and produce a coherent output. “People in the humanities should be interested in the strange notions of representation that you can extract from these techniques,” Offert said. Photo courtesy of Fabian Offert

Photo courtesy of Fabian Offert


By Harrison Tasoff / The UC Santa Barbara Current

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Bunches of yellow curved shapes are immediately recognizable as bananas. Yet the AI also seems to take cues from the presence of people in pictures of bananas when identifying the fruit.

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