VOICE Magazine: February 2, 2024

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In This Issue

“One of the best books I’ve read in my entire life.” – Oprah Winfrey on The Covenant of Water


Black History

Abraham Abraham Verghese Verghese

The Dragon

Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 John Palminteri: Community Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Jeffrey Sachs: Opinion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Jesse Caverly: Dance Review. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Galleries & Art Venues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2 - 3 5

C a l e n d a r. . . 2 8 - 3 0 Mov ies..........31

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Community Market & Legals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-25

2024 The Color of Love set for Center Stage 29

Pearl of the Orient by DJ Javier

Harlan Green: Economic Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

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Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

February is Black History Month - see local activities 30

A Year of the Dragon Festival will be held at the Presidio 33

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Santa Barbara International Film Festival

A Festival of Films & Tributes


HE RED CARPET AT THE HISTORIC ARLINGTON THEATRE will once again greet movie stars and dignitaries attending the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, a Santa Barbara tradition of first class hospitality for the movie industry. The Festival will open February 7th and run through February 17th, showcasing 45 world premieres and 77 U.S. premieres.

“We have a wonderfully eclectic program this year from 48 countries around the world,” said Claudia Puig, Programming Director of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. “We are especially proud that half of our slate of films are directed by women, and a large percentage by under-represented filmmakers. Nearly three-quarters of the films we’re showcasing have never been seen before in the US,” continued Puig. “We’re excited to introduce these films to audiences and thrilled that filmmakers from nearly every continent will be on hand to meet those attending SBIFF.” Santa Barbara is a city of festivals and SBIFF is a brilliant constellation in the city’s star system— even compared to the galaxies of other film festivals. “The City of Santa Barbara is very pleased to once again host the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Please join us as we welcome you to enjoy your favorite

stars, the art they produce, and view some amazing creations by filmmakers you don’t yet know. The movie venues are distributed throughout the town and give you an opportunity to enjoy the environs, shops, and restaurants of the City. We are excited to welcome you to our home!” Commented Santa Barbara Mayor Randy Rowse.

We can’t wait to roll out the red carpet and welcome film enthusiasts from near and far to experience the magic of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival,” stated Kathy Janega-Dykes, President and CEO of Visit Santa Barbara.

The highly prestigious SBIFF is the last stop before the Oscars and dozens of academy members BOARD OF DIRECTORS and OFFICERS that live in Santa Barbara Lynda Weinman, President; Jeffrey and Montecito take their Barbakow, Chairman; Linda Armstrong, last look at movies and Treasurer; Susan Eng-Denbaars, performances before Secretary; William Rosen, Audit; Lisa voting. Solana, Development; Ernesto Paredes, “With star-studded events and a celebration of cinematic excellence, the festival not only enriches our cultural landscape but also boosts our local economy and reinforces Santa Barbara’s position as a premier destination for arts and entertainment.

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Abraham Verghese

HE KEEN OBSERVATIONAL ABILITY OF A PHYSICIAN KNOWN FOR HIS BEDSIDE MANNER, who has also sharpened his skills at wielding a pen as a master storyteller, will come face-to-face with one of Santa Barbara's favorite author/interviewers on the Arlington Theatre stage, Wednesday, February 21st at 7:30pm. Abraham Verghese in Conversation with Pico Iyer, presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures, will invite the audience to open the cover of Dr. Verghese’s instant New York Times bestseller, The Covenant of Water as well as reflect on how his life as a renowned physician shapes his understanding and stories.

Released in May to widespread critical acclaim, including being named to Oprah’s Book Club, it was announced in January that the rights to The Covenant of Water were purchased by Winfrey to be adapted and become her next film project.

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One of the most masterful literary novels published in recent years, the book is the long-awaited follow-up to Verghese’s previous novel, Cutting for Stone.

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Verghese is a prominent voice in medicine with a uniquely humanistic view of the future of health care. A distinguished Stanford professor as well as a bestselling author, he received the National Humanities Medal from President Obama “for reminding us that the patient is the center of the medical enterprise.” For 15 years, Verghese was Vice Chair for the Theory & Practice of

Medicine at Stanford University.

Outside of health care, Verghese is best known as a phenomenally successful author. His first novel Cutting for Stone topped the New York Times bestseller list for over two years, was translated into more than 20 languages, and is being adapted for film by Anonymous Content. Amazon named it one of its 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime.

In 2023 Verghese published his longawaited second novel, The Covenant of Water, which debuted as a New York Times bestseller and remained on the list for several weeks. Chronicling three generations of an Indian family in the state of Kerala, the novel begins with the story of a 12 year old girl on the verge of an arranged marriage to a 40 year old widower. As the 700+ page book unfolds, communication and love take root and eventually the girl becomes Big Ammachi (Big Mother), a central narrator. This same Big Ammachi is already present on page 15, when her granddaughter asks for a story and she reflects, "A tale that leaves its imprint on a listener tells the truth about how the world lives." The 101st pick for Oprah’s Book Club, Winfrey named The Covenant of Water among the top three she’s read in her life. She was so taken by the story that she developed a six-part podcast series diving into the book’s themes through intimate conversations with Verghese. His other titles include two memoirs, the award-

winning My Own Country and The Tennis Partner. Trained in infectious diseases and pulmonary medicine, Verghese has long been a top thinker in healthcare. His TED talk “A Doctor’s Touch” has been viewed almost two million times and is as meaningful now as the day he delivered it. He is co-host with Dr. Eric Topol of the Medicine and the Machine podcast and is a top thinker on how we utilize cuttingedge technology to advance medicine with a focus on the physical patient. This dual-pronged approach, incorporating both an appreciation of technological developments and a profound commitment to the sacred relationship between doctor/caregiver and patient, makes Verghese a leading voice in the discussion about what quality care means now and in the future. Verghese leads PRESENCE, a multidisciplinary center that studies the human experience of patients, physicians and caregivers. His warmth and vision as well as his worldclass gifts as a storyteller make him a powerful speaker to both health-care professionals and the patient in all of us. Verghese will share the stage and conversation with Pico Iyer, the author of 16 books, translated into 23 languages, dealing with subjects ranging from the XIVth Dalai Lama to Islamic mysticism and from globalism to the Cuban Revolution. Iyer's books include such long-running sellers as Video Night in Kathmandu, The Lady and the Monk, The Global Soul, and The Art of Stillness. His latest, The Half Known Life: In Search of Paradise, has been a national bestseller, and he’s just completing his next work, on his first 32 years with a community of Benedictine monks in Big Sur. Iyer has also written the introductions to more than 70 other books, the liner notes for many Leonard Cohen albums and Criterion Collection movies, and a screenplay for Miramax. Since 1986 he has been a regular essayist for Time, The New York Times, Harper’s, The New York Review of Books, and many others. His four TED talks have received more than 11 million views, and he has been featured in program-length interviews with Oprah, Krista Tippett, and Larry King, among others. Born in Oxford, England in 1957, Iyer was a King’s Scholar at Eton and was awarded a Congratulatory Double First at Oxford, where he received the highest marks of any student on English Literature at the university. He received a second mastear’s degree at Harvard and was recently a Ferris Professor at Princeton. Speaking with Pico Series Sponsors are: Martha Gabbert, Siri & Bob Marshall, and Laura & Kevin O'Connor.

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Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Bradley Cooper, Man About Town RADLEY COOPER WAS RECENTLY IN TOWN TO FIELD A Q & A for the Santa Barbara International Film festival’s Cinema Society series, along with his Maestro co-star Carrie Mulligan. There was a noted visible and present chemistry between to two actors in real life, which has translated well to the screen in Maestro, a fearless love story chronicling the lifelong relationship between Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein.

A love letter from Bradley Cooper to life and art, Maestro has become a front runner in Oscar season, garnering numerous nominations and critical praise. So, it is no wonder he will be back to receive the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award on February 8th, as part of the 39th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The Outstanding Performer of the Year Award recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves with exceptional performances in film this past year. This event, reflecting the success of Cooper’s rising stardom, is sold out. In a recent interview with NPR, Bradley described his fascination with music conductors as a child. That, with a baton in his hand, he felt like a wizard. “There was something magical about being able to physically move to a rhythm. And then, in my imagination, [to] be able to perceive that I was actually harnessing and commanding that music. I mean, it was really like a magic trick, every time,” he

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Carrie Mulligan and Bradley Cooper

explained. Considering Cooper first got notice in The Hangover trilogy, he has moved far past sophmoric comedies about drinking and partying and into more nuanced fare. While many actors hang a shingle out with a vanity production company, Cooper is taking the work seriously. Adding filmmaker, writer, and producer to his resume, Cooper is not only an Oscar nominee but also a Grammy winner and Tony nominee. His directorial debut, A Star is Born, which he co-wrote, produced, starred in, and directed, placed Cooper front and center as a multi-hyphenate in Hollywood. Following the success of his producorial work, Cooper started his production company Lea Pictures in 2020, which produced Maestro.

Bradley Cooper

“Nine-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper has proven to be an actor of incredible range and versatility,” SBIFF’s Executive Director Roger Durling noted. “What has impressed me the most is that he has grown to be one of the most indelible directing voices. He’s a renaissance man — an outstanding performer indeed!”


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SBIFF to Salute Annette Bening


with the Inaugural Arlington Award

It was Bening’s performance in Nyad, which also starred with Jodie Foster, which earned her fifth Best Actress Oscar nomination. She also received nominations for American Beauty, The Grifters, The Kids Are All Right, and Being Julia. Her 35 year film career has also included notable classics such as Bugsy, 20th Century Women, and The American President. Photo by Kimberley French/Netflix

Celebrated for her work on stage and film, five-time Academy Award-nominated Bening will receive the award at an in-person conversation about her career leading up to

“This is the first award added to our slate in 20 years. It is made to honor an artist who is greatly admired and who has demonstrated an incomparable commitment to film and its craft. Ms. Bening has not only displayed all of those qualities, but is considered by us to be a friend of the film festival. It feels fitting that this award – named after the home of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival – is first given to her,’’ said Executive Director Roger Durling.

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Jodi Foster and Annette Bening in Nyad

On stage, Bening was last seen on Broadway in Jack O’Brien’s 2019 revival of Arthur Miller’s classic All My Sons, for which she earned a Tony Award nomination. Bening received a Tony Award nomination and won the Clarence Derwent Award for Outstanding Debut Performance of the Season for 1987 Broadway debut in Coastal Disturbances.

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Still from Being Julia

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WOMAN STARING AGING IN THE FACE AND REFUSING TO BACK DOWN is emerging as a motif in several of Annette Bening’s films. 2023’s addition to her filmography, Nyad, is no exception. SBIFF will recognize Bening for her courage, talent, and dedication to her craft with the inaugural Arlington Award on Friday, February 16th, it was announced this week.

her acclaimed performance in this year’s Nyad, directed by Oscar winners Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin.

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By Kerry Methner / VOICE

Still from 20th Century Women

IndiWire, Bening, after noting she jumped in with a “yes!” on Nyad because it felt right, concluded regarding the story, “So it’s the individual, forging on in life, as we all are, we’re all like the solo people. But we’re highly dependent on everyone around us to survive. So it’s a great metaphor in that way. It doesn’t mean you have to be a woman, and doesn’t mean you have to be a woman over 60 to say, ‘Oh, wow, I have a thing I want to do, whatever that is.’ Of course there are much more serious

issues that people are struggling with in life. God knows, illness for one, if somebody is struggling with how to navigate being ill. How do we do those things? Well, we do them by getting other people to help us. That’s how we always do everything. And this is the story that Diana is living.”

Find a film lineup and festival schedule on pages 11 to 14 in this week’s edition of VOICE Magazine and online at: www.sbiff.org.

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The excitement begins Film Festival overview


Bradley Cooper Inspires with Maestro

Local Filmmakers: Isaac Hernández 8 de Lipa on Rani DeMuth’s And Now I Lay Me Down 10

Robert Adams breaks down what to expect from SBIFF’s International Films including El Paraiso 17

SBIFF’s opening night film is a documentary - Madu



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Rani DeMuth’s And Now I Lay Me Down


ANI DEMUTH, born and raised in Santa Barbara, returns home with a moving film that she wrote in the middle of a crisis.

“In 2022, I lost part of my nose to skin cancer,” she shared. “As a forty-something woman in Hollywood, isn’t aging enough?” For one year she had to repeatedly visit the hospital for treatment, while trying to fund and cast her first feature film, End of the Line. She then realized she needed a new directing sample in order to secure funding. “I just about had a nervous breakdown,” DeMuth recalled. “I cried. I let it all out. I meditated for twenty minutes, and when I got

And Now I Lay Me Down, stars Emmynominated actress Jane Kaczmarek

up, I saw an entire short film flash before my eyes. I even got the title: And Now I Lay Me Down. I knew I would make this beautiful and funny film, and it would change my life.”

DeMuth had Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle) in mind to play fading actress Celia Dalvi, and she made it happen. “The last time I became obsessed with a specific actor being in my film, I got him,” explained DeMuth. “Eric Roberts played the lead role in my UCLA graduate thesis film, The Double. This experience led me to believe that if a script is good enough and someone is right for the part - anything is possible.” Kaczmarek went on to become an executive producer in the film as well. The story for And Now I Lay Me Down draws from DeMuth’s own Hollywood experience. It will have its world premiere during SBIFF. “When I get an idea for a story, it’s always with visuals first,” said DeMuth, whose impressive curriculum includes a BFA in painting and experimental film from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. “I’ll see an entire color palette or specific framing of shots—and I’ll have an accompanying emotion. My background in experimental film taught me that filmmaking could be as creative as painting, that we aren’t limited to a three-act structure for a feature film, or at least within that, we can push the envelope. Painting has gone through many incarnations, cubism, abstract expressionism... Filmmaking has

further to go.”

DeMuth continued, “I was inspired by the existential dread of losing my looks and career in one fell swoop. I saw an aging woman in the film industry dealing with rejection and the challenges of being a mother. Amidst flashes of pink and gold, I saw my character—Celia Dalvi. She was a woman with bravado and entitlement. Celia shows how maintaining the appearance of perfection is doomed. My film asks how to be happy when life is filled with sorrow.” And Now I Lay Me Down will screen Feb 14th, 5:40pm, Metro 4, and Feb 15th, 8:40pm, Metro 4. Isaac Hernández de Lipa is a local filmmaker and photographer passionate about the cultural impact of film through the ages. Reach him at: isaachernandez.com

independent writer/director Rani DeMuth’s newly penned short film, And Now I Lay Me Down, will premiere at SBIFF.

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And Now I Lay Me Down, stars Emmy-nominated actress Jane Kaczmarek

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From Viral to SBIFF 2024 SBIFF Opening Night Film World Premiere of Disney’s MADU February 7th at 8pm at the Arlington Theatre

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By Jesse Caverly / VOICE

NTHONY MADU, A NIGERIAN BALLET STUDENT IN LAGOS, NIGERIA, probably didn’t think much of it, when he performed a few pirouettes and leaps on camera for his ballet teacher. The world, however, did, and like any modern discovery story, the video went viral and won the hearts of viewers worldwide.

EZRA 8am • Metro 4 #1 • Tony Goldwyn • 100 min • United States • Festival Circuit Favorites • Stand-up comic Max Bernal and his eleven-year-old autistic son Ezra set off on a road trip in this vivid portrait of a family figuring out how to understand one another. DAYS OF HAPPINESS 8:10am • Metro 4 #2 • Chloé Robichaud • 118 min • Canada • North American Independent Cinema • Emma, a talented, rising star conductor on the Montreal stage, has a complicated relationship with her father/agent. She must confront her emotions to navigate her career and her romantic relationship with newly separated cellist, Naëlle. SEVEN BLESSINGS 8:20am • Metro 4 #3 • Ayelet Menahemi • 111 min • Israel • Contemporary World Cinema • Marie reunites with her relatives for her wedding, forcing them to confront the past while wrecking the present in a tragic family comedy about fury, forgiveness, and food.

It would lead to Madu earning a scholarship to Elmhurst Ballet School, one of the most prestigious ballet schools in the United Kingdom, and onto a remarkable journey, all shown in the documentary Madu, which premieres at the SBIFF this February. The documentary follows Madu’s story, from Lagos to Birmingham, UK, immersing the audience in Nigerian culture and the dedication required in ballet. Directed by Oscar nominee Matt Ogens and Kachi Benson, the pair bring and intimate and stunning visual look to Madu’s story.

ALL YOU HEAR IS NOISE 8:30am • Metro 4 #4 • Ned Castle, Matt Day • 93 min • United States • Great Outdoors• Doc • An intimate and revealing vérité documentary, following three athletes with intellectual disabilities as they navigate life beyond the international spotlight of the Special Olympics World Games.

According to a Disney Original Documentary release, “...audiences will get a close look at Anthony’s journey after being awarded a scholarship to Elmhurst Ballet School, one of the most prestigious ballet schools in the United Kingdom. Anthony comes from a community with limited opportunities, making this [a] chance of a lifetime to pursue his dream.”

EAT BITTER 10am • Fiesta 5 #3 • Pascale Appora-Gnekindy, Ningyi Sun • 94 min • Central African Republic, China • Reel Lives• Doc • An eye-opening drama about a Chinese immigrant and a Central African sand diver in their pursuit of wealth and happiness during a civil war.

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Marjon Javadi, vice president of Disney Original Documentary, said in a statement, “Anthony’s journey is a beautiful one, full of courage, growth and acceptance. We aim to share unique, diverse and global perspectives with audiences, full of magic and heart. We’re thrilled to partner with Matt, Kachi and Hunting Lane Films to share this touching story with the world.”

Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir • 103 min • Mongolia, Portugal, Netherlands, Germany, Qatar, France • Contemporary World Cinema • Ze is a timid seventeen-year-old shaman. He studies hard at school to succeed in the cold, callous society of modern Mongolia, while communing with his ancestral spirit to help those in his community. But when Ze encounters Maralaa, his senses are awakened and another reality seems possible. COPA 71 11:20am • Metro 4 #2 • Rachel Ramsay, James Erskine • 90 min • United Kingdom • Great Outdoors• Doc • COPA 71 tells the extraordinary story of the 1971 Women’s Soccer World Cup, a tournament witnessed by record crowds that had been written out of sporting history— until now. EL PARAISO 11:40am • Metro 4 #3 • Enrico Maria Artale • 106 min • Italy • Contemporary World Cinema • Julio Cesar and his mother grapple with a love-filled, yet challenging, life linked to a local dealer. Ines, a new Colombian drug mule, jeopardizes their fragile stability. ACHILLES 12pm noon • Metro 4 #4 • Farhad Delaram • 116 min • Iran, France Germany • Contemporary World Cinema • Two fugitives in contemporary Iran encounter citizens across the country, all wounded by the same corrupt government and all united in their willingness to help the pair survive. ON THE EDGE 1pm • Fiesta 5 #3 • Nicolas Peduzzi • 93 min • France • Social Justice Films • Doc • How do we treat patients well when the public hospital is sick? In a state facility in the Paris suburbs, a psychiatrist devotes himself to his mission with passion and dedication—at the risk of losing ground.

UNTIL THE MUSIC IS OVER 10:20am • Fiesta 5 #4 • Cristiane Oliveira • 97 min • Brazil, Italy • Spanish and Latin American Cinema • After her youngest son leaves home, Chiara decides to accompany her husband on his sales trips to the bars of Serra-Gaúcha. A turtle and decks of cards will put their fifty-year relationship to the test.

ANDRAGOGY 1:20pm • Fiesta 5 #4 • Wregas Bhanuteja • 111 min • Indonesia • Jeffrey C. Barbakow International Cinema • Prani, a middle school counselor, faces public backlash when a viral video exposes her controversial disciplinary actions. Amidst family troubles and societal scrutiny, she fights for justice whilst shielding her husband from knowing.

CITY OF WIND (Sèr sèr salhi) 11am • Metro 4 #1 •

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SOLD OUT! Outstanding Performer of the Year Award honoring Bradley Cooper Thurs, Feb 8th, 8pm, Arlington Theatre WITHOUT AIR 2pm • Metro 4 #1 • Katalin Moldovai • United Kingdom • 105 min • Hungary • Eastern European Cinema • When high school literature teacher Ana Bauch innocently recommends a film to her students, a parent’s complaint spirals her life into chaos. FREE FILM 2pm • Arlington Theatre POINT OF CHANGE 2:20pm • Metro 4 #2 • Rebecca Coley • 89 min • United Kingdom, United States, Australia and Indonesia • Social Justice Films• Doc • Stumbling across the “perfect” wave, two surfers start a chain reaction of dramatic unintended consequences. Perfection comes at a price. DANCE FIRST 2:40pm • Metro 4 #3 • James Marsh • 100 min • United Kingdom • Contemporary World Cinema • Despite being lauded with the Nobel Prize, Samuel Beckett was acutely aware of his failings. This is no biopic of the celebrated Irish playwright, instead focusing on intriguing episodes from his career and offering a window into his complicated life.

UPROAR 3pm • Metro 4 #4 • Paul Middleditch, Hamish Bennett • 110 min • New Zealand • Jeffrey C. Barbakow • International Cinema • Set in 1981—a turbulent time in New Zealand history—this crowd pleaser examines the role of assimilation through the eyes of a teenage boy who learns to stand up for himself, his family, and his future. 76 DAYS 4pm • Fiesta 5 #3 • Joe Wein • World Premiere • 108 min • United States • Great Outdoors• Doc • In this uniquely immersive documentary, Steven Callahan gives a gripping first-hand account of his New York Times bestselling novel, Adrift: Seventy-six Days Lost at Sea. Forced into his emergency raft after colliding with a whale, Steven drifts across the entire Atlantic Ocean. EDGE OF EVERYTHING 4:20pm • Fiesta 5 #4 • Sophia Sabella, Pablo Feldman • 81 min • United States • North American Independent Cinema • On the cusp of turning fifteen, Abby straddles the line between childhood and adulthood when she is forced to move in with her father and his younger girlfriend after her mother’s death.

Bye Bye Tiberias Fri 2/9 - 12PM Metro 4 Theatre Aud #4; Tues 2/13 - 10AM Fiesta 5 Theatre Aud #3 • Lina Soualem • 82 min • France, Palestine, Belgium, Qatar • Reel Lives• Doc • In her twenties, Hiam Abbass left her native Palestinian village to follow her dream of becoming an actress. Thirty years later, her filmmaker daughter Lina returns with her to the village to talk about her bold choices.


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who lived for fifteen months trapped inside a small room, naked, starving, and alone— unaware that his life was being broadcast to over 17 million viewers a week.

BOOKS & DRINKS Sun 2/11 - 8PM Metro 4 Theatre Aud #1; Tues 2/13 - 8:30AM Metro 4 Theatre Aud #4 Geoffrey Cowper • World Premiere • 94 min • Dominican Republic • Spanish and Latin American Cinema • David must journey to the Dominican Republic to sell his late father’s mansion. MR. FREEMAN 5pm • Metro 4 #1 • Mads Matthiesen • 93 min • Denmark • Nordic Cinema • When Simone starts an online relationship with Ghanaian Mr. Freeman, she persuades her reluctant parents to let him visit. As their relationship grows, familial tension threatens to tear the family apart.

GIANTS RISING 5:40pm • Metro 4 #3 • Lisa Landers • World Premiere • 85 min • United States • Santa Barbara Features• Doc • Telling the epic tale of America’s most iconic trees, GIANTS RISING explores the secrets and the saga of the redwoods— including revelations that could help sustain us all.

SHARI & LAMB CHOP 5:20pm • Metro 4 #2 • Lisa D’Apolito • 92 min • United States • Cinematic Overture/ Performing Arts• Doc • The legendary ventriloquist Shari Lewis rose to stardom with her beloved sock puppet, Lamb Chop. Together, they spent decades reinventing themselves until Shari’s unlikely comeback, when she became a fierce advocate for children’s education.

MUCH ADO ABOUT DYING 6pm • Metro 4 #4 • Simon Chambers • 86 min • Ireland • Documentary Competition• Doc • All the world’s a stage as filmmaker Simon Chambers looks after his elderly dying uncle—a madcap drama queen—and becomes engulfed in clutter and Shakespeare. Along the way, he learns a lesson about dying happy. ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN 7:20pm • Fiesta 5 #3 ANOTHER HAPPY DAY 8pm • Metro 4 #1 • Nora Fiffer • 91 min • United States • Festival Circuit Favorites • Desperate for some company, a delirious new mother tumbles into an unlikely friendship with her estranged aunt—an eccentric recluse with even more demands than her baby.

THE FIGHT FOR BLACK LIVES Sun 2/11 - 12PM Metro 4 Theatre Aud #4; Tues 2/13 - 2PM Metro 4 Theatre Aud #1• Micere Keels • World Premiere • 72 min • United States • Social Justice Films• Doc • THE FIGHT FOR BLACK LIVES explores whether the cause of the persistently higher rate of Black maternal and infant mortality is “located in the inferior body of the negro” or in “inferior social conditions” and preventable.

THE TASTE OF THINGS 7:40pm • Fiesta 5 #4 • Trần Anh Hùng • 135 min • France • Festival Circuit Favorites • France, 1889. Chef Dodin lives with his personal cook and lover, Eugénie. They share a long history, but Eugénie refuses to marry Dodin, so he does something he’s never done before: cook for her. BRADLEY COOPER 8pm • Arlington Theatre THE CONTESTANT 8:20pm • Metro 4 #2 • Clair Titley • 90 min • United Kingdom • Reel Lives• Doc • The incredible true story of a man

BIRTHDAY GIRL 8:40pm • Metro 4 #3 • Michael Noer • 95 min • Denmark • Nordic Cinema • BIRTHDAY GIRL is a suspense drama about a mother’s quest for justice. What should have been a dream vacation turns into a nightmare. To get justice, a mother must take matters into her own hands. THE MOVIE TELLER 9pm • Metro 4 #4 • Lone Scherfig • 116 min • Spain, France, Chile • Spanish and Latin American Cinema • A young girl’s uncanny ability to recount movies spreads throughout her village in Chile’s Atacama Desert, changing the fortunes of her family. It’s a celebration of the power of storytelling, even in the harshest circumstances.

Friday, Feb. 9th LET ME GO (Laissez-moi) 8am • Metro 4 #1 • Maxime Rappaz • 92 min • Switzerland • Contemporary World Cinema • Every Tuesday, a neighbor takes care of Claudine’s son while she goes to a mountain hotel to meet men passing through. When one of them decides to extend his stay for her, she finds her life disrupted by an unexpected romantic connection. THE MOVIE TELLER 8:10am • Metro 4 #2 DANCE FIRST 8:20am • Metro 4 #3 RICKERL 8:30am • Metro 4 #4 • Adrian Goiginger • 104 min • Austria, Germany • Jeffrey C. Barbakow International Cinema • Rickerl makes his way through life as a bar musician. He is a free spirit who struggles with taking responsibility for his son, whom he only sees every two weeks. When he is in danger of losing his son, he realizes that he has to change his life. THE COLD SIGH 10am • Fiesta 5 #3 • Nahid Azizi Sedigh • 72 min • Iran • Jeffrey C. Barbakow International Cinema • Baha, a young man from a border town, learns that his father, Bahram, has been released from prison after serving twenty years for killing his wife—Baha’s mother.

POINT OF CHANGE 10:20am • Fiesta 5 #4 WICKED LITTLE LETTERS 11am • Arlington Theatre ATIKAMEKW SUNS 11am • Metro 4 #1 • Chloé Leriche • 103 min • Canada • North American Independent Cinema • Five Atikamekw First Nation members were found dead in a truck in the nearby river in 1977. Suspicion remains to this day whether this was the result of a simple accident or a raciallymotivated attack. DOCUMENTARY SHORTS 1 - FACING URGENT CHALLENGES (TIMELY ISSUES) 11:20am • Metro 4 #2 MADU 11:40am • Metro 4 #3 BYE BYE TIBERIAS 12pm • Metro 4 #4 • Lina Soualem • 82 min • France, Palestine, Belgium, Qatar • Reel Lives• Doc • In her twenties, Hiam Abbass left her native Palestinian village to follow her dream of becoming an actress in Europe. Thirty years later, her filmmaker daughter Lina returns with her to the village to talk about her bold choices. WE GROWN NOW 1pm • Fiesta 5 #3 • Minhal Baig • 93 min • United States • Festival Circuit Favorites • Best friends Malik and Erik, two energetic young boys, discover the joys and challenges of growing up in the Cabrini-Green public housing complex in 1992 Chicago in this warm-hearted family drama. COLD (Kuldi) 1:20pm • Fiesta 5 #4 • Erlingur Thoroddsen • 97 min • Iceland • Nordic Cinema • As Óðinn investigates decades-old deaths at a juvenile treatment center, he begins to suspect that the sinister secrets he uncovers are connected to his ex-wife’s mysterious suicide.

FREE FILM: OPPENHEIMER + Q&A WITH CILLIAN MURPHY 2pm • Arlington Theatre EAT BITTER 2pm • Metro 4 #1 NARRATIVE SHORTS 1 FRIENDS VS. FOES (FAMILY DRAMAS) 2:20pm • Metro 4 #2 UNTIL THE MUSIC IS OVER 2:40pm • Metro 4 #3 LUCHA 3pm • Metro 4 #4 A HAPPY DAY 4pm • Fiesta 5 #3 • Hisham Zaman • 113 min • Norway • Contemporary World Cinema • Three teenage friends, stuck in a refugee camp in the frozen north of Norway, come up with a plan to escape over the mountain to a world where their dreams can be fulfilled. COMEDY SHORTS 4:20pm • Fiesta 5 #4 ESTONIA (Ep. 1 & 2) 5pm • Metro 4 #1 • Måns Månsson, Juuso Syrjä • 85 min • Finland, Sweden, Belgium, Estonia • Nordic Cinema • Based on true events, this cinematic series charts the sinking of the MS Estonia, one of the deadliest maritime disasters in European history. FIRST WE BOMBED NEW MEXICO 5:20pm • Metro 4 #2 • Lois Lipman • 95 min • United States • Reel Lives• Doc • An inspiring Latina cancer survivor bangs on the corridors of power, fighting for justice for Native and Hispanic New Mexico communities whose land was radiated by the Trinity bomb. The story that Oppenheimer leaves out. THE CONTESTANT 5:40pm • Metro 4 #3

BROTHERS (Bratři) 6pm • Metro 4 #4 • Tomáš Mašín • 135 min • Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia • Eastern European Cinema • In 1953 Cold War Czechoslovakia, the Mašín brothers’ daring fight for freedom with an underground boy army sparks a gripping, high-stakes chase, marking them as the nation’s most wanted. FRESH KILLS 7:20pm • Fiesta 5 #3 • Jennifer Esposito • 120 min • United States • Festival Circuit Favorites • Like every mob movie you’ve never seen before. The women behind the men. The stories never told. Violence, fear, and unspoken rules dictate who they are and who they become. FRENCH GIRL 7:40pm • Fiesta 5 #4 • James A. Woods, Nicolas Wright • 110 min • Canada • North American Independent Cinema • Gordon is in love with a French girl. But their future is thrown into limbo when she interviews for a job in her hometown of Québec with a potential boss who happens to be her former lover. ROBERT DOWNEY JR 8pm • Arlington Theatre ELECTRA 8pm • Metro 4 #1 • Hala Matar • World Premiere • 85 min • Bahrain • Contemporary World Cinema • A journalist and his female companion travel to interview a famous musician in Rome, where a generous invitation to a country estate becomes something much more than anyone expected. FIRST TIME FEMALE DIRECTOR 8:20pm • Metro 4 #2 • Chelsea Peretti • 96 min • United States • Films on Film • Sam, a firsttime female director, must fill the shoes of her problematic predecessor to avoid putting her play in jeopardy. VESELKA 8:40pm • Metro 4 #3 • Michael Fiore • World Premiere • 104 min • United States • Documentary Competition• Doc • Traces the story of New York’s beloved 70-year-old restaurant and its father/son proprietors. When the son takes over from his reluctant-to-retire dad, he has large shoes to fill—plus a pandemic and war in Ukraine.

SOLD OUT! Virtuosos Award honoring Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo, America Ferrera, Lily Gladstone, Greta Lee, Charles Melton, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Andrew Scott, Sat, Feb 10th, 8pm, Arlington Theatre

THE VOURDALAK 9pm • Metro 4 #4 • Adrien Beau • 90 min • France • Contemporary World Cinema • Lost in a hostile forest, the Marquis d’Urfé, a noble emissary of the King of France, finds refuge in the home of a strange family.

February 3, 2023

SBIFF’s Industry Panels Producers Panel – Saturday, February 10 at 11am International Directors Panel – Saturday, Feb 10 at 2pm Writers Panel – Tuesday, February 13 at 8:00pm Women’s Panel – Saturday, February 17 at 11am

All at the Arlington Theatre

Saturday, Feb. 10th MIMANG 8am • Metro 4 #1 • Kim Tae-yang • 92 min • South Korea • Jeffrey C. Barbakow International Cinema • MIMANG tells the story of a long relationship and the eventual changes and distance. DISCONNECT ME 8:10am • Metro 4 #2 • Alex Lykos • 87 min • Australia • Reel Lives• Doc • Filmmaker Alex Lykos examines the ever-pervasive role of technology in our lives by disconnecting from his phone for thirty days. COPA 71 8:20am • Metro 4 #3 UPROAR 8:30am • Metro 4 #4 VESELKA 10am • Fiesta 5 #3 NARRATIVE SHORTS 1 FRIENDS VS. FOES (FAMILY DRAMAS) 10:20am • Fiesta 5 #4 FIRST WE BOMBED NEW MEXICO 11am • Metro 4 #1 PRODUCERS PANEL 11am • Arlington Theatre DIVING INTO DARKNESS 11:20am • Metro 4 #2 • Nays Baghai • World Premiere • 94 min • Australia • Documentary Competition• Doc • An aweinspiring odyssey into uncharted territories beneath the surface of the Earth, DIVING INTO THE DARKNESS follows cave diving icon Jill Heinerth on a journey of self-discovery and resilience as she defies the limits of human exploration. GIANTS RISING 11:40am • Metro 4 #3 LUCHA 12pm noon • Metro 4 #4 ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN 1pm • Fiesta 5 #3


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COMEDY SHORTS 1:20pm • Fiesta 5 #4 ALL YOU HEAR IS NOISE 2pm • Metro 4 #1 INTERNATIONAL PANEL 2pm • Arlington Theatre MUCH ADO ABOUT DYING 2:20pm • Metro 4 #2 SHARI & LAMB CHOP 2:40pm • Metro 4 #3 ANOTHER HAPPY DAY 3pm • Metro 4 #4 THAT THEY MAY FACE THE RISING SUN 4pm • Fiesta 5 #3 • Pat Collins • 107 min • Ireland • Jeffrey C. Barbakow International Cinema • A year in the life of a rural community in Ireland in the 1970s, featuring authentic, memorable characters. An adaption of That They May Face the Rising Sun, the final novel from John McGahern. ART AND LIFE THE STORY OF JIM PHILLIPS 4:20pm • Fiesta 5 #4 THANK YOU VERY MUCH 5pm • Metro 4 #1 • Alex Braverman • 99 min • United States • Films on Film • Doc • Forty years after his alleged death, the question remains: “Who was the real Andy Kaufman?” Peeling back the layers of this fascinating, brilliant, and misunderstood performance artist, filmmaker Alex Braverman shows us why Andy Kaufman matters. DOCUMENTARY SHORTS 1 - FACING URGENT CHALLENGES (TIMELY ISSUES) 5:20pm • Metro 4 #2 QUEEN OF BONES 5:40pm • Metro 4 #3 • Robert Budreau • 90 min • United States • North American Independent Cinema • A dark folktale about twin siblings who suspect their father is hiding secrets to their deceased mother’s connection with the supernatural.

American Riviera Award honoring Mark Ruffalo Sun, Feb 11th, 8pm, Arlington Theatre

Films, Calendar, & Special Events GOOD SAVAGE 6pm • Metro 4 #4 • Santiago Mohar Volkow • 107 min • Mexico • Spanish and Latin American Cinema • Maggie and Jesse are a young American couple who, fed up with their lives, decide to move to Mexico. Seeking inspiration for their work, their prejudices lead them on an adventure of misunderstandings. SUZE 7:20pm • Fiesta 5 #3 • Linsey Stewart, Dane Clark • US Premiere • 93 min • Canada • North American Independent Cinema • When her only daughter leaves for college, Suze, a single mom who has lost her purpose, gets stuck taking care of her daughter’s heartbroken ex-boyfriend— whom she can’t stand. I’LL BE RIGHT THERE 7:40pm • Fiesta 5 #4 • Brendan Walsh • 97 min • United States • Festival Circuit Favorites • Wanda is a single mother with a pregnant daughter, a wayward son, and a mother who believes she’s dying. Wanda has no time for herself—not that she’d know what to do with it if she did. OKIE 8pm • Metro 4 #1 • Kate Cobb • World Premiere • 86 min • United States • Contemporary World Cinema • Louie, an acclaimed writer, returns home after his father’s passing. Confronted with a host of people from his past, Louie is forced to reconcile with stories he’s stolen, misrepresented, or downright exploited for profit. VIRTOUSOS 8pm • Arlington Theatre GOD & COUNTRY 8:20pm • Metro 4 #2 • Dan Partland • World Premiere • 90 min • United States • Documentary Competition• Doc • GOD & COUNTRY takes a closer look at the dangerous implications of Christian nationalism and explores how its base has radically stoked a movement to erase the line between Church and State. THE LONG GAME 8:40pm • Metro 4 #3 • Jace Anderson • World Premiere • 86 min • United States • North American Independent Cinema • Ambitious ingenue Holly Sloan (Sekai Abenì) falls for older man Richard (Jackie Earle Haley) and agrees to help him con Mariah For the most current schedule visit SBIFF.org

McKay (Kathleen Turner), an ‘80s starlet who has faded into a Norma Desmond-like obscurity. SIRA 9pm • Metro 4 #4 • Apolline Traoré • 120 min • Burkina Faso, France, Germany, Senegal • Contemporary World Cinema • Following a brutal attack, a young bride-to-be refuses to surrender to her fate without a fight. Instead, she takes a courageous stand against Islamic extremists. Based on stories of real women in Northern Africa.

Sunday, Feb. 11th WITHOUT AIR 8am • Metro 4 #1 SEVEN BLESSINGS 8:10am • Metro 4 #2 THANK YOU VERY MUCH 8:20am • Metro 4 #3 SOLITUDE 8:30am • Metro 4 #4 • Ninna Pálmadóttir • 75 min • Iceland • Contemporary World Cinema • An old farmer who is forced to sell his farm and move to the big city befriends a ten-yearold neighbor, resulting in a transformative relationship for both. I’LL BE RIGHT THERE 10am • Fiesta 5 #3 FIRST TIME FEMALE DIRECTOR 10:20am • Fiesta 5 #4 ARTISANS 11am • Arlington Theatre ELECTRA 11am • Metro 4 #1 QUEEN OF BONES 11:20am • Metro 4 #2 NATURE SHORTS 11:40am • Metro 4 #3 THE FIGHT FOR BLACK LIVES 12pm noon • Metro 4 #4 • Micere Keels • World Premiere • 72 min • United States • Social Justice Films• Doc • THE FIGHT FOR BLACK LIVES explores whether the cause of the persistently higher rate of Black maternal and infant mortality is “located in the inferior body of the negro” or in “inferior social conditions” and preventable.

Variety Artisans Award honoring Billie Eilish and Finneas – Songwriter – “Barbie” • Stephane Ceretti – VFX – “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” • Ludwig Göransson – Composer – “Oppenheimer” • Sarah Greenwood/Katie Spencer – Production Designer – “Barbie” • Kazu Hiro – Hairstyling/Makeup – “Maestro” • Jennifer Lame – Editor – “Oppenheimer” • Rodrigo Prieto – Cinematography – “Killers of the Flower Moon” • Michael Semanick – Re-recording Mixer – “Spider-Man: Across the SpiderVerse” • Holly Waddington – Costume Designer – “Poor Things” • Sun, Feb 11th, 11am, Arlington Theatre FREE FILM 2pm • Arlington Theatre SEND KELP! 2pm • Metro 4 #1 • Blake McWilliam • World Premiere • 89 min • Canada • Great Outdoors• Doc • A bootstrapping “seaweed nerd” takes on climate change and global food insecurity, armed with nothing but determination when she sets out to start her own kelp farm.

PRISON IN THE ANDES 5pm • Metro 4 #1 • Felipe Carmona • 105 min • Chile, Brazil • Spanish and Latin American Cinema • The five most ruthless right-hand men in Pinochet’s dictatorship are in a luxury prison at the foot of the Andes, serving sentences amounting to several hundred years. FRENCH GIRL 5:20pm • Metro 4 #2



THE COWBOY AND THE QUEEN 2:40pm • Metro 4 #3 • Andrea Nevins • 85 min • United States • Santa Barbara Features• Doc • The touching and elegant story of a California rodeo cowboy and his unlikely, enduring friendship with England’s longest-reigning monarch.


BROTHERS 3pm • Metro 4 #4

BOOKS & DRINKS 8pm • Metro 4 #1 • Geoffrey Cowper • World Premiere • 94 min • Dominican Republic • Spanish and Latin American Cinema • David must journey to the Dominican Republic to sell his late father’s mansion. Along

SUZE 4pm • Fiesta 5 #3 GOD & COUNTRY 4:20pm • Fiesta 5 #4

ESTONIA 7:20pm • Fiesta 5 #3 A HAPPY DAY 7:40pm • Fiesta 5 #4 MARK RUFFALO 8pm • Arlington Theatre

FRESH KILLS 1pm • Fiesta 5 #3 THE LONG GAME 1:20pm • Fiesta 5 #4

Outstanding Directors of the Year Award • honorees TBA • Mon Feb 12th, 8pm, Arlington Theatre


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Cinema Vanguard Award honoring Paul Giamatti Wed, Feb 14th, 8pm, Arlington Theatre

the way, he discovers what drew his father to the island: the people, the culture, and the possibility of true love. OKIE 8:20pm • Metro 4 #2 THE COLD SIGH 8:40pm • Metro 4 #3 GOOD SAVAGE 9pm • Metro 4 #4

Monday, Feb. 12th HOARD 8am • Metro 4 #1 • Luna Carmoon • 126 min • United Kingdom • Jeffrey C. Barbakow International Cinema • The power of grief is at the core of this tale about the dysfunctional bond between mother and daughter, defined by a parent’s hoarding disorder. HOARD examines how sometimes the only way out of the past is diving back into it. EDGE OF EVERYTHING 8:10am • Metro 4 #2 A LOOK THROUGH HIS LENS 8:20am • Metro 4 #3 • Matthew Berkowitz, Gregory Hoblit • 100 min • United States, France, Ireland, United Kingdom • Films on Film• Doc • A LOOK THROUGH HIS LENS, a documentary about Oscarwinning cinematographer Philippe Rousselot, covers his life and career. His credits include A River Runs Through It, Interview with the Vampire, Dangerous Liaisons and The Brave One. EL PARAISO 8:30am • Metro 4 #4 ANDRAGOGY 10am • Fiesta 5 #3 THE VOURDALAK 10:20am • Fiesta 5 #4 MR. FREEMAN 11am • Metro 4 #1 EZRA 11am • Arlington Theatre LET ME GO 11:20am • Metro 4 #2 I’M JUST HERE FOR THE RIOT 11:40am • Metro 4 #3 • Asia Youngman, Kathleen Jayme • 104 min • Canada • Documentary Competition• Doc • Vancouver’s Game 7 loss in the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals triggers a shocking riot that brings worldwide shame For the most current schedule visit SBIFF.org

to the city, and forever haunts those caught up in the mayhem. DAYS OF HAPPINESS 12pm noon • Metro 4 #4 MEDIUM 1pm • Fiesta 5 #3 • Christina Loakeimidi • 100 min • Greece • Jeffrey C. Barbakow International Cinema • On the verge of adulthood and having recently lost her mother, Eleftheria visits her pregnant sister in scorching hot Athens in August, where she discovers the awakening of sexual desire in the face of the enigmatic Angelos. DOCUMENTARY SHORTS 3 - THE TIES THAT BIND (STORIES OF HELPING OTHERS) 1:20pm • Fiesta 5 #4 FREE FILM: AMERICAN SYMPHONY + Q&A WITH JON BATISTE 2pm • Arlington Theatre RICKERL 2pm • Metro 4 #1


hourglass. The filmmaker wants to take us on one final life-affirming journey before his words and thoughts escapes him.

SIRA 5:40pm • Metro 4 #3

SORRY/NOT SORRY 8:10am • Metro 4 #2

DANDELIONS 6pm • Metro 4 #4 • Basil Mironer • World Premiere • 95 min • United States • Reel Lives• Doc • Eight years after receiving a Facebook message from a stranger, filmmaker Basil Mironer boards a plane from Los Angeles to Moscow, on a journey to unravel a deep family secret.

WE GROWN NOW 8:20am • Metro 4 #3

SORRY/NOT SORRY 7:20pm • Fiesta 5 #3 • Caroline Suh, Cara Mones • 90 min • United States • Reel Lives• Doc • SORRY/NOT SORRY examines the cultural fixation with Louis C.K. and his comeback, while revealing the backlash faced by the women who spoke up about his behavior.

EXCURSION (Ekskurzija) 2:20pm • Metro 4 #2 • Una Gunjak • 94 min • Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, France, Norway, Qatar • Eastern European Cinema • A teenager claims that she had sex for the first time. Trapped in her own lie, she invents a pregnancy and becomes the center of a controversy that spirals out of control.

THE COWBOY AND THE QUEEN 7:40pm • Fiesta 5 #4

PHOTOPHOBIA 2:40pm • Metro 4 #3 • Ivan Ostrochovský, Pavel Pekarčík • 71 min • Slovakia, Czech Republic, Ukraine • Documentary Competition• Doc • On a cold February morning, twelve-year-old Niki and his family arrive at the Kharkiv metro station to take shelter from the war. While wandering around, Niki meets Vika, and a new world opens to him.

THE MOVIE MAN 8:40pm • Metro 4 #3 • Matt Finlin • World Premiere • 88 min • Canada • Documentary Competition• Doc • An eccentric entrepreneur looks back on his life’s work: owning and operating the most unique multiplex in the world, deep in the forest of Northern Ontario, Canada.

ACHILLES 3pm • Metro 4 #4 SEAGRASS 4pm • Fiesta 5 #3 • Meredith Hama-Brown • 115 min • Canada • North American Independent Cinema • A JapaneseCanadian woman, grappling with the recent death of her mother, brings her family to a self-development retreat, but when her distressed marriage affects their children’s emotional security, the family is forever changed. COLD 4:20pm • Fiesta 5 #4 ATIKAMEKW SUNS 5pm • Metro 4 #1

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORS 8pm • Arlington Theatre 76 DAYS 8pm • Metro 4 #1 CITY OF WIND 8:20pm • Metro 4 #2

GREEN NIGHT 9pm • Metro 4 #4 • Han Shuai • 92 min • Hong Kong • Jeffrey C. Barbakow International Cinema • Trapped in a life of oppression under her Korean husband, a Chinese woman sets out on a thrilling adventure with a mysterious green-haired girl.

Tuesday, Feb. 13th THE LAST MOVIE 8am • Metro 4 #1 • Olaug Spissøy Kyvik, Karianne Førland Vennerød • 83 min • Norway • Documentary Competition• Doc • A serious diagnosis suddenly turns Petter Vennerød´s

BOOKS & DRINKS 8:30am • Metro 4 #4 BYE BYE TIBERIAS 10am • Fiesta 5 #3 NARRATIVE SHORTS 3 - BELONGING VS. MIGRATION - (IDENTITY DRAMAS) 10:20am • Fiesta 5 #4 EXCURSION 11am • Metro 4 #1 PRISON IN THE ANDES 11:20am • Metro 4 #2 ON THE EDGE 11:40am • Metro 4 #3 SEAGRASS 12pm noon • Metro 4 #4 THE TUNDRA WITHIN ME 1pm • Fiesta 5 #3 • Sara Margrethe Oskal • 95 min • Norway • Nordic Cinema • When Lena, a Sámi artist who has been living in Oslo, returns to her hometown, she falls in love with reindeer herder Máhtte, while also grappling with events from her past. HOARD 1:20pm • Fiesta 5 #4 FREE FILM 2pm • Arlington Theatre THE FIGHT FOR BLACK LIVES 2pm • Metro 4 #1 LILI 2:20pm • Metro 4 #2 • Sylwia Rosak • World Premiere • 76 min • Poland • Documentary Competition• Doc • After her parents’ split, eight-year-old Lili embraces a globetrotting life, hitchhiking and bonding with her father. Together, they navigate challenges, fostering resilience and independence. Amidst these adventures, a baby sister brings new excitement to Lili’s life. NATURE SHORTS 2:40pm • Metro 4 #3 DANDELIONS 3pm • Metro 4 #4 ASHIMA 4pm • Fiesta 5 #3 • Kenji Tsukamoto • 86 min • United States • Reel Lives• Doc • A year in the life of thirteen-yearold elite rock climber Ashima Shiraishi as she balances

Montecito Award honoring Jeffrey Wright Thur, Feb 15th, 8pm, Arlington Theatre

fame, career, and trying to be a regular kid. ANIMATION SHORTS 4:20pm • Fiesta 5 #4 36 SECONDS: PORTRAIT OF A HATE CRIME 5pm • Metro 4 #1 • Tarek Albaba • 99 min • United States • Reel Lives• Doc • In 2015, it took Craig Hicks thirty-six seconds to extinguish the lives of three Muslim Americans. Before they can grieve, their families are forced to become activists to prove the killings were a hate crime. SEND KELP! 5:20pm • Metro 4 #2 THE LAST DAUGHTER 5:40pm • Metro 4 #3 • Brenda Matthews, Nathaniel Schmidt • 87 min • Australia • Social Justice Films• Doc • After being raised by a white family, a young girl is returned to the Aboriginal family she didn’t know. Decades later, she is on a journey to discover where she truly belongs. ABROAD 6pm • Metro 4 #4 • Giovanni Fumu • 85 min • South Korea, United States • Contemporary World Cinema • After the disappearance of his girlfriend, a foreign man lost in a hostile land becomes the main suspect, turning the desperate search for her into a fight to stay alive. THE KING TIDE 7:20pm • Fiesta 5 #3 • Christian Sparkes • 100 min • Canada • North American Independent Cinema • After the mayor of an idyllic island village discovers a child with mysterious powers awash on their shores, the once peaceful community devolves into civil war, torn over the belief that the child is the next saviour.

LIMBO 7:40pm • Fiesta 5 #4 • Ivan Sen • 104 min • Australia • Contemporary World Cinema • LIMBO follows a jaded detective as he investigates a twentyyear-old cold case murder of a local Indigenous girl in the Australian outback. WRITERS PANEL 8pm • Arlington Theatre PET SHOP DAYS 8pm • Metro 4 #1 • Olmo Schnabel • 100 min • United States, Italy, United Kingdom, Mexico • Festival Circuit Favorites • Alejandro finds himself in New York City, where he meets Jack. The two enter a whirlwind romance, sending them down the rabbit hole of drugs and depravity in Manhattan’s underworld. A RAVAGING WIND 8:20pm • Metro 4 #2 • Paula Hernández • 94 min • Argentina, Uruguay • Spanish and Latin American Cinema • Leni accompanies her minister father on an evangelical mission and dutifully obeys him until an accident intensifies his blind faith, and she realizes the time has come to take her fate into her own hands. SANTA BARBARA DOCUMENTARY SHORTS 8:40pm • Metro 4 #3 LA EXTORCION 9pm • Metro 4 #4 • Martino Zaidelis • 106 min • Argentina, USA • Contemporary World Cinema • Alejandro, an airline pilot, is hiding a secret. When Intelligence Service agents discover it, they blackmail him. Alejandro finds himself submerged in a universe of intrigue and corruption from which he will attempt to escape.

Arlington Award honoring Annette Bening Fri, Feb 16th, 8pm, Arlington Theatre

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Legacy of Pearl Chase to be Explored at Book Talk

Simon Kerry

Pearl Chase was a longtime activist in local community affairs,

by local Santa Barbara historian and journalist, Erin Graffy, an awardwinning author of more than 150 books, monographs, features and articles, on the history, social culture, and people of Santa Barbara.

as well as at the state and national level. As secretary and later chair of the Plans and Planting Committee, she encouraged the city’s rebuilding in the graceful Spanish style after the 1925 Santa Barbara earthquake. She was the city’s unofficial ombudsman in matters of natural beauty and public welfare, suggesting health and building codes and encouraging sign ordinances, saving trees and creating and enhancing parks. Her legacy continues to live on at UC Santa Barbara through her collection and awards established in her name.

Erin Graffy

The event, presented by the UC Santa Barbara Library in partnership with Santa Barbara Beautiful (a local non profit organization that Pearl Chase helped found) will be moderated

To RSVP, visit http://tinyurl.com/478hpsc3

Celebrate 60 Years of Beatlemania!

Music Academy Welcomes New Board Members


HREE EXCEPTIONAL COMMUNITY LEADERS HAVE BEEN ELECTED to the Music Academy’s Board of Directors: Montecito residents Susan Lichtenstein (retired, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, HillRom Holdings), Kelly Teich (President, The Warner Group Architects), and Santa Barbara resident Thomas Orlando (industrial property manager, former manufacturing executive). The Board also honored the achievements of two retiring board members, Margaret Cafarelli and Tim Taylor. “Adding these remarkable individuals to the Music Academy Board of Directors helps elevate the already incredible group of leaders who volunteer their time and expertise to the Music Academy,” Shauna Quill, Music Academy President & CEO, offered. “I’m excited to work together with Susan, Kelly, and Tom as we look to the next era.” SUSAN LICHTENSTEIN is a retired healthcare executive, most recently serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Hill-Rom Holdings, a global medical device manufacturer, where she was responsible for government, regulatory, and legal affairs, corporate communications, and corporate support services. A former music student and an avid supporter of the arts, Lichtenstein was a director of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and a trustee of the Ravinia Festival.

Susan Lichtenstein THOMAS ORLANDO earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration at California State University, Northridge. He currently serves as a director on the board of Daum Commercial Real Estate Services, and previously served on the Music Academy Board of Directors from 2012 until 2022 where he helped oversee the reconstruction of the Marilyn Horne Main House and the construction of Hind Hall. He was the Chairperson for the Finance Committee for seven years during his previous Thomas Orlando terms. He has also served on the Investment Committee and the Buildings and Grounds Committee as well as the Executive Committee.

KELLY TEICH has been immersed in the Montecito community since 2005, when he joined The Warner Group Architects, Inc., as an architect. Over the past two decades, he has collaborated with clients in the creation of awardwinning, bespoke residences spanning diverse architectural genres across Montecito, Santa Barbara, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Orange County, and even internationally. Now a principal architect who oversees the design process and management of the firm, Kelly is the of President at The Warner Group Architects.

For all questions, contact Vanessa Alvarez Stowers at vanessaalvarez@ucsb.edu.


OCK N ROLL’S MOST ENDURING BAND, THE BEATLES, are still as beloved as ever. The 60th anniversary of The Fab Four’s first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, when more than 73 million Americans tuned in to watch the 1964 broadcast, will be celebrated on February 9th at The Marjorie Luke Theatre. 60 Years of Beatlemania! will kick off the fun at 7pm with local radio personalities and co-presenters of the show, Peter Bie and Dennis Mitchell, weaving together Fab Four facts, personal stories from Beatles fans who have had face-toface encounters with the group, and rarely seen clips of the band.

Photo courtesy of Bie and Bie Productions


RITISH HISTORIAN SIMON KERRY WILL DISCUSS HIS NEW BOOK, Miss Chase: Santa Barbara’s Trailblazer, at the UC Santa Barbara Library on Thursday, February 8th at 5pm. Kerry is the great-grandnephew of Pearl Chase, and the 11th Earl of Kerry. He holds an MA in Archaeology and a PhD in History from the University of East Anglia. He will also share his experience reviewing materials from The Community Development and Conservation Collection (CDCC), also known as the Pearl Chase Collection, donated by Ms. Chase to UCSB Library’s Special Research Collection, and used in Simon’s research for the book.

The entire one-hour Ed Sullivan episode will be screened, with commercials. This will be followed by Bob Eubanks, most famously of The Newlywed Game, sharing his personal insights and memories, as he was a DJ on KRLA-AM in Los Angeles at the time. He believed in the group so much he mortgaged his home in order to present The Fab Four at the Hollywood Bowl, which helped launch the British Invasion and Beatlemania. “Bob is the only living person to have produced a Beatles concert in all three years that they toured America,” said Mitchell. “His role in being the promoter for the Hollywood Bowl shows in ’64 and ‘65 and the ‘66 Dodger Stadium concert comes with some revealing and seldom heard stories that make 60 Years of Beatlemania! all the more special.” As for The Ed Sullivan Show, “Watching it unfold in real time,” said Bie, of Bie and Bie Productions, “you understand why the other acts on the bill were being sorely tested to please an audience of mostly screaming teenage girls who just wanted to see the Beatles.” CBS had over 50,000 requests for tickets to the show for a theatre that held only 700.

Kelly Teich

The Music Academy creates a space where exceptional talent can thrive. Its programs include: the annual eight-week Summer School & Festival; Sing!, a children’s choir free of charge for all participants that performs with local, national, and international partners; the MAX (Music Academy Exchange) partnership with international orchestras; the Innovation Institute’s Alumni Enterprise Awards; and the Mariposa Series of concerts by Academy-affiliated artists. The 2024 Summer School & Festival takes place June 8th through August 4th. www.musicacademy.org

Beatlemania was a cultural phenomenon that swept across the nation, leaving an impressive mark on music, fashion, and film. The Beatles were the first rock band to achieve international pop culture success and to this day they have sold an impressive 1.6 billion singles, have the most singles to reach Number 1 on the “Billboard Hot 100” at 21, and their hit song Yesterday has been covered over 3,000 times. Following the screening of tThe Ed Sullivan Show, local favorites Bobby, Fin, & Dave (aka BFD), will play wide range of acoustic Liverpool legends favorites. Tickets for 60 Years of Beatlemania! are $30 available online at: www.bieandbieproductions.com/upcoming-events


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February 2, 2024

Ensemble Theatre Company

A Moving True Story to open at The New Vic HE INSPIRATIONAL TRUE STORY OF LISA JURA, a young Jewish musician navigating the Nazi regime in Vienna and in London during the Blitzkrieg, is coming to The New Vic Theatre on February 1st. Told by Mona Golabek, a world-renowned, Grammynominated pianist and the daughter of Lisa Jura, The

Pianist of Wellesden Lane is a riveting story of survival.

“I had the pleasure of presenting The Pianist of Wellesden Lane and, when developing the 2023-24 ETC season, I knew this remarkable story needed to be brought to Santa Barbara,” said ETC’s Executive Director, Scott DeVine. “This play is not about the Holocaust. It’s about hope and survival and, in today’s world, remains amazingly poignant and inspiring. I cannot think of a better location for this moving and intimate performance than the stage of The New Vic Theatre.” Featuring selections from Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff, The Pianist of Wellesden Lane is adapted and directed by Hershey Felder, and based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane: Beyond the Kindertransport, by Mona Golabek. “Music tells the story of our lives. In this theater piece, every piece of music was carefully chosen to pay homage to that legacy and to the narrative of Lisa’s journey,” Mona shared. “This is a story of one young girl who had a dream, and held onto it despite all the obstacles. It is a story of man’s humanity to man and finding purpose. These universal themes are needed today...more than ever.” Mona Golabek has been the subject of several documentaries including Concerto for Mona with conductor Zubin Mehta. Her discography includes the best-selling Carnival of the Animals and Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, both recorded with her sister Renee. They feature the voices of Meryl Streep, Audrey Hepburn, Ted Danson, and Lily Tomlin.

Mona Golabek stars in the Ensemble Theatre Company’s production of The Pianist of Wellesden Lane

Hershey Felder, the director, brings an accomplished pedigree to the production. American Theatre Magazine has

Photos courtesy of Hershey Felder Presents


By Jesse Caverly / VOICE

written that he, as an “actor, Steinway Concert Artist, and theatrical creator, belongs to a category all his own.” Once a scholar-in-residence at Harvard University’s Department of Music, Felder now serves as Artistic Director and Managing Director of the newly restored Teatro Della Signoria in historic Florence. The Pianist of Wellesden Lane has shown to sold-out houses across the country. It was a New York Times Critics’ Pick, noted for being “deeply affecting.” The San Francisco Chronicle called it an “astonishing tour de force” and the Chicago Tribune called it a “stirring case of art preserving life ... Golabek sitting down at the Steinway piano is enough to make your mouth fall open with a certain wonder at the www.etcsb.org way of the world.”

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International Films Preview


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A multitude of International films are set to bring excitement, depth, and color to this year’s Santa Barbara International Film Festival audiences. The entire film line-up includes 45 world premieres and 77 US premieres from 48 countries. Expect subtitles on many of the the contributions hailing from lands far away, all all carefully chosen by Fest programmers. The reach of SBIFF is globally wide, with at least nine full days of cinematic discovery, including differing and intriguing perspectives.

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By Robert F. Adams / Special to VOICE

El Paraiso

The Tundra Within Me

and, from South Korea, Mimang, the feature-film debut from director Kim Tae-yang, explores onthe-ground life in Seoul and the changing urban fabric.

Emphasizing the importance of the global footprint, embedded in the programming are prizes and an International Director’s Panel to be held at 2pm on Saturday, February 10th at the Arlington, for the second year in a row. The panel will include filmmakers from Oscar-nominated foreign films. The exact participants will be named closer to the opening of the festival.

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Some international features that look to be strong include Achilles, directed by Farhad Delaram from Iran, France, and Germany; Andragogy, directed by Wregas Bhanuteja from Indonesia; and Atikamekw Suns, directed by Chloé Leriche from Canada. From Italy, El Paraiso will be shown, directed by Enrico Maria Artale, about the intrusions of the drug trade on an Italian family. The film won awards for best screenplay and best actress at the Venice Film Festival. Medium, a sexual drama set in Greece, will screen from director Christina Loakeimidi,

Excursion (Ekskurzija) is a story about a teen who lies about a pregnancy and becomes the focus of spiraling consequences, from writer-director Una Gunjak. City of Wind (Sèr Sèr Salhi), from writer-director Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochi Ze, shows the darker side of contemporary Mongolia, and communication with an ancestral spirit. The film is a co-production from Mongolia, Portugal, Netherlands, Germany, Qatar, and France. A screening of France’s official Oscar submission, The Taste of Things, written and directed by the phenomenal Trần Anh Hùng will also be screened, a rare treat.


Additional highlights will most likely be found amongst a variety of full-length narrative stories from Nordic countries, poised to be intriguing, including works from Denmark, Before It Ends and Birthday Girl. From director Mads Matthiesen, Mr. Freeman, exploring racial attitudes, will screen and looks involving. Estonia, another multi-national production, will illustrate a drama about a historical ship disaster. From the far reaches of Iceland, Cold is a striking drama along with Solitude. Filmmaker Sara Margrethe Oskal’s The Tundra Within Me will be presented, a romance among reindeer from Norway. The Spanish and Latin American Cinema programming will include these promising movies: The Blue Star, Books & Drinks, Good Savage, The Movie Teller, The Other Son, Prison In The Andes, A Ravaging Wind, Until The Music Is Over, and La Extorsión, from Argentina.

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Many international stories are included in the selections for the Animated Shorts program with art-based film work from Estonia (Dog Aparment), Iran (In the Shadow of the Cypress), and, produced by prolific Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino, The Meatseller. There will also be Nun Or Never! from Finland, Seasons from China, and On the 8th Day from France. Wonder to Wonder from director Nina Gantz will round out this program, and many are bound to be an exercise in imagination. Of course there will be many more films to discover, part of the random, yet purposeful drifting into the center of this cinema fan’s festival.

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


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February 2, 2024

Much Less Pessimism!


By Harlan Green, Special to VOICE

S THE IRRATIONAL PESSIMISM I’ve been writing about finally turning?

The two major measures of consumer confidence—the Conference Board’s Confidence Index and University of Michigan’s Consumer Sentiment Index are showing the mood of most Americans is improving, after the sudden inflation shock brought on by the COVID pandemic. Yet there are still doubters that 2024 will cement the recovery. Why?

positive. “Nonetheless, these improvements were more than offset by weak conditions in manufacturing, the high interest-rate environment, and low consumer confidence. As the magnitude of monthly declines has lessened, the LEI’s six-month and twelvemonth growth rates have turned upward but remain negative, continuing to signal the risk of recession ahead.”

But interest rates have fallen sharply, manufacturing is showing signs of recovery, and consumer confidence has just shot up. So maybe the LEI is now looking through the rear-view mirror, just as consumers still in a foul mood have been doing because of By Harlan Green damage done from the pandemic for the Fed to begin to drop interest rates sooner, maybe in the spring. Wouldn’t shoppers love that!


It’s mainly due to geopolitical uncertainties from regional wars and the lagging recoveries of EU countries and China still suffering the aftereffects of the pandemic.


The most recent predictions of the Conference Board’s Index of Leading Economic Indicators, that is supposed to predict future activity, is one example. “The US LEI fell slightly in December, continuing to signal underlying weakness in the US economy,” Justyna Zabinska-La Monica, Senior Manager, Business Cycle Indicators said at The Conference Board, though six of the ten indicators have turned

The University of Michigan’s survey jump was huge: “Consumer sentiment soared 13 percent in January to reach its highest level since July 2021, showing that the sharp increase in December was no fluke,” said Survey Director Joanne Hsu. “Consumer views were supported by confidence that inflation has turned a corner and strengthening income expectations. Over the last two months, sentiment has climbed a

cumulative 29 percent, the largest two-month increase since 1991 as a recession ended (my emphasis). Nobelist Paul Krugman in a recent New York Times Opinion also points out another sentiment index by the San Francisco Fed, its Daily News Sentiment Index that looks at 200

publications for favorable/unfavorable coverage of economic news. It has been trending positive since midyear 2023. Such surveys don’t portend a looming recession, rather the end of one. Shouldn’t we be listening to consumers that are the final arbiter of business cycles since they account for 70 percent of economic activity?

Harlan Green © 2024 Follow Harlan Green on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarlanGreen Harlan Green has been the 18-year Editor-Publisher of PopularEconomics.com, a weekly syndicated financial wire service. He writes a Popular Economics Weekly Blog. He is an economic forecaster and teacher of real estate finance with 30-years experience as a banker and mortgage broker. To reach Harlan call (805)452-7696 or email editor@populareconomics.com.

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February 2, 2023

Ice Bear at the Maritime Museum

AST WEEK A SPECIAL INVITATION WAS EXTENDED TO ME BY the curatorial staff at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum to meet the photographic artist, Ralph Clevenger, whose images are now mounted for the next exhibit, Ice Bear, opening on Wednesday, February 8th. The opportunity to preview the exhibit and to meet the photographer was something I was unable to resist because I’d heard that these images would literally transport me into the world of these majestic animals who live in one of nature’s most vulnerable environments. To be honest, my first visit to the museum was last week when curiosity was my motivation to find out what the new Ice Bear exhibit would look like. After climbing the stairs to the mezzanine, the museum’s Curator and Director of Collections, Emily Falke, and her team were in the process of mounting the images. Falke and her right hand gal, Collections Manager Lydia Rao, were hard at work directing the positioning of the photographs as their team, on ladders armed with the proper tools, mounted the images and information panels in preparation for opening day. “This isn’t the first time Ralph’s images have been highlighted as an exhibit, “ Falke revealed. “The photographs of the Shark and Mermaid Exhibits were also his. These Ice Bear images are especially exciting as polar bears are classified as Marine Mammals, so it was a natural fit for us. Most importantly, it illustrates how their dependency on sea ice makes them especially vulnerable to the climate changes we are now experiencing.”

Photos by Ralph Clevenger, Courtesy of Santa Barbara Maritime Museum


By Sigrid Toye / Special to VOICE

The images for the Ice Bear exhibition were taken by Clevenger on an eight-day trip with Frontiers North Adventures to the shores of Hudson Bay near Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. The expedition arrived there by way of the Tundra Lodge, a ‘road train’ on snow tires (complete with dining, sleeping, and observations areas). Once at the proper location the photographer and crew were transported in a Tundra Buggy to areas were the ‘not always friendly’ polar bears were located. Although lacking in social skills, the ice bears were very curious, coming around to examine the intruders and their vehicles. Once the Tundra Buggy’s presence was accepted the bears went about their daily lives allowing for magnificent photo opportunities and observation. “As a photographer of the natural world, there are places and animals, and even plants that grab my attention for a variety of reasons,” explained Clevenger. “Polar bears are in danger of going extinct in much of their range due to a warming Arctic. They were the first vertebrate species listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act as threatened due to predicted climate change. This was a big reason I wanted to see wild polar bears in their natural habitat.” Clevenger claimed he got lucky on that trip as it took place in November just before the bears headed to the coast in search of sea ice, their natural habitat. During the winter months they’re there to hunt for food that will serve to sustain them during the warmer months. Manitoba, Canada, where Clevenger captured his images, is considered one of the largest denning (shelter) areas during the summer season, one that sadly extends beyond what was once considered normal.

Photos by Sigrid Toye

There are currently only 26,000 polar bears living in the wild. Climate change and a warming planet has deprived the ice bears much of their natural environment and feeding territory, the sea ice, placing them in danger of going extinct. This exhibit not only treats the visitors to a series of spectacular photographs but highlights an important environmental reality affecting all life on our planet.

Lydia Rao, Ralph Clevenger, and Emily Falke

Ice Bear is an adventure for young and old alike. Treated to a day in the life of the polar bear the visitor is invited to view the bears in their natural environment, one which would ordinarily be out of our range, well … unless you’re interested in the frozen tundra! The exhibit will be at the Maritime Museum from February 8th to May 31st, 2024. View additional Ralph Clevenger’s photographs at ralphclevenger.com and on instagram @ralphwildshot.


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

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Four out of Five!

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31ST: UCSB men’s basketball with four wins in the last five games, comes back to the Thunderdome! Thursday night, 8pm (note the start time)nationally broadcast game on ESPNU. Tickets start at $9.00

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Rincon Classic

MONDAY, JANUARY 29TH: The 42nd Rincon Classic brought out large crowds and some of the best surfers to drop in on the South Coast both Saturday and Sunday at the famous surf spot.

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 30TH: Can you own a rare 1960 Volkswagon convertible for $100? It’s possible with this raffle through the United Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara County.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 28TH: Closed since March of 2020, Ty Warner’s Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club in Montecito has reopened. A champagne greeting and live music welcomes guests to the exclusive coastal property. Parking along Channel Drive and the (closed) Biltmore Hotel is at maximum capacity.

Mountain Lion Struck MONDAY, JANUARY 29TH: Sadly a young mountain lion was struck and killed in the early morning hours on San Ysidro Road in Montecito. Dept of Fish and Wildlife along with the CHP were called. On the scene assistance was provided by a Santa Barbara Co. Park Ranger who made sure the deceased animal was out of the roadway prior to DFW arrival.

MONDAY, JANUARY 29TH: The Sunday night Falcon 9 rocket launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base at 9:57 p.m. shook windows and provided a spectacular show in the skies over the Central Coast. The second photo is the booster returning to a special offshore landing pad.

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Falcon 9!

1st Responders TUESDAY, JANUARY 30TH: Four vehicle crash northbound Highway 101 just prior to Santa Monica Rd. Debris over the highway. Big backup. Two Santa Barbara tows called. CHP, Carpinteria-Summerland Fire on it. MONDAY, JANUARY 29TH: Fully engulfed vehicle, Hwy 246 near the Chumash Casino. This followed a three vehicle crash. (Truck and 2 SUV’s) Santa Barbara County Fire and CHP on scene. All occupants are out. Traffic control in the area by Entrance Rd.


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February 2, 2024


Israel Cannot Hide From the International Court of Justice

Israel urgently requires leaders who embrace international law over military force, humility over arrogance, and peacemaking over brutality.


that lack broad international support and legitimacy. America tires of each misguided military adventure and moves on, and will eventually do so visà-vis Israel if Israel becomes a pariah and outlaw state.

By Jeffrey D. Sachs | Common Dreams, January 29, 2024

T IS EASY TO BE CYNICAL ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL RULE OF LAW. No sooner had the International Court of Justice (ICJ) found that Israel is plausibly committing genocide against the Palestinian people than the U.S. State Department declared, “We continue to believe that allegations of genocide are unfounded and note the court did not make a finding about genocide or call for a ceasefire in its ruling…” Israeli leaders declared the case to be “outrageous” and “antisemitic.” Yet the risks for Israel of the ICJ ruling, and its follow-up in the next year or two, are profound. If Israel spurns the Genocide Convention, it imperils its place within the community of nations.

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True, the ICJ provisional ruling by itself will not end Israel’s war in Gaza or perhaps the mass killing of the Palestinian people, already at 26,000 and rising (with 70 percent women and children). The ruling by itself will not end America’s complicity in Israel’s slaughter of Palestinians. Israel could not fight the war in Gaza one more day without the U.S. providing the munitions and other military support. Yet the ruling has started the clock on Israel’s future. If Israel continues to act with impunity and finds itself declared as genocidaire in the ICJ’s final ruling, Israel will become a pariah state. Young Americans in particular will pull the plug on U.S. backing for Israel. Israel will stand utterly alone, condemned by the world. Israelis should understand that the U.S. cannot—and will not—save Israel in the long run. Most of the 193 governments in the United Nations already disdain Israel’s behavior. Most see a country that has occupied the neighboring territories of Palestine for 57 years (since the 1967 war), that has scorned and failed to act on dozens of votes by the UN Security Council and the UN General Assembly, and illegally and blatantly settled more than 700,000 Israelis in the occupied territories.

Nor will U.S. money and weapons systems carry the day with the Arab neighbors. The U.S. is at the end of its financial largesse. The U.S. public debt is already 122.9 percent of GDP and rising rapidly. There is no consensus in Washington, D.C. on how to stabilize the U.S. budget, but one point is clear: large support for foreign countries will not be part of the bargain. The cutoff of U.S. financing for Ukraine, despite the intense lobbying by the politically powerful military-industrial complex, is a vivid case in point. Even access to advanced U.S. weapons systems will not persuade Arab nations to abandon the cause of a Palestinian state. In any event, Russian, Iranian, North Korean, Chinese, and other advanced weapons systems will be on highly competitive offer in future years, and with better financing terms. At the moment, the Israeli public ardently backs Israel’s brutality and slaughter in Gaza. The public is gripped by a combination of overwhelming fear, religious zealotry, and state propaganda. Israelis widely believe that the Arab nations are implacably out to destroy Israel. They do not travel in the Arab countries and do not know or understand the attitudes and policies of those neighboring societies. They do not attend to the statements of Arab and Islamic leaders calling for peace based on the two-state solution because Israeli mainstream media, like U.S. mainstream media, is in the grips of relentless state propaganda, brain-deadening patriotism, and relentless war-mongering. Israeli society is immeasurably traumatized by the Nazi Holocaust, which remains the central fact of modernity and memory of every Jewish family of European roots in any part of the world. An eventual finding by the world’s highest court that Israel itself has now become a perpetrator of genocide will therefore shake Israeli society to the roots and will rupture Israel’s social contract with world Jewry. At that very painful and very dire stage, Israeli public opinion may begin to reconsider its current assumptions.

Israelis should understand that the U.S. cannot—and will not— save Israel in the long run.

Most UN member states hear clearly the expressions of visceral hatred by many Israeli leaders toward the people of Palestine. For example, the statement by Israeli President Herzog blaming all of the people of Gaza, as cited by the ICJ; and they understand clearly the intention of today’s Israeli government to occupy Palestine and rule over the 7 million Palestinian Muslims and Christians living in Israel and Palestine today. South Africa brought the ICJ case against Israel in part because it knows murderous apartheid rule when it sees it, and it sees apartheid rule in Israel’s ongoing domination over the Palestinian people. Israel has so far not been deterred by global opinion because of its nuclear weapons, its messianic zeal, and most importantly, the military, financial, and public backing of the United States, including its votes in the UN Security Council and General Assembly. Moreover, the U.S. and Israel have acted on the belief that the offer of American money and weapons systems to the Arab nations would induce them to turn their backs on Palestinian people. Israel and the U.S. act with supreme arrogance, believing that military might makes right and that money talks. Yes, Israel also acts out of fear of the Palestinians, but that is the overbearing and grossly unjustified fear of the underdog, the conquered, and the displaced. By recognizing and making peace with an independent state of Palestine, Israel would remove the hate and humiliation that fuels support for Hamas, and thereby diminish the threats that lead to Israel’s own fears.

Israelis should understand that the U.S. cannot—and will not—save Israel in the long run. It will not do so any more than America has “saved” South Vietnam; Iran after the U.S.-U.K. coup in 1953; Afghanistan after 2001; Iraq after the U.S. overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003; Syria after the U.S. attempted overthrow of Bashar al-Assad in 2011; Libya after the NATO overthrow of Moammar Qaddafi in 2011; or Ukraine since the U.S.-led coup in 2014. American military force is useless or worse in sustaining regimes

Yes, despite the ICJ ruling Israel’s killing goes on, but under greatly heightened legal and political scrutiny. Every Israeli murder in cold blood, every bombing of a hospital, every destruction of a Palestinian school or university, every Israeli denial of food and water for Gazans, will be meticulously recorded by South Africa’s superb legal team, and by highly respected legal institutes around the world, including the Center for Constitutional Rights and Law for Palestine. All will be duly conveyed to the ICJ. Palestine will survive the current horrific ordeal, deeply wounded but with strong worldwide backing. Israel’s future, by contrast, hangs in the balance, as it could soon find itself banished by the community of nations as a stark violator of international law. Israel urgently requires leaders who embrace international law over military force, humility over arrogance, and peacemaking over brutality. And Israel—no less than the United States—must come to understand the self-destructive futility of deploying military force to deny justice and political rights for the Palestinian people.

Jeffrey D. Sachs, who recently received the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s Distinguished Peace Leader award, is a world-renowned economics professor, bestselling author, innovative educator, and global leader in sustainable development. Sachs serves as the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, where he holds the rank of University Professor, the university’s highest academic rank. Sachs was Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University from 2002 to 2016. He is President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Co-Chair of the Council of Engineers for the Energy Transition, academician of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences at the Vatican, Commissioner of the UN Broadband Commission for Development, Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah Honorary Distinguished Professor at Sunway University, and SDG Advocate for UN Secretary General António Guterres. From 2001-18, Sachs served as Special Advisor to UN Secretaries-General Kofi Annan (2001-7), Ban Ki-moon (2008-16), and António Guterres (2017-18). www.JeffSachs.org

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HE LEGACY OF JOSE LIMÓN LIVES ON IN HIS DANCE COMPANY, which brought his work and new pieces from his company to UCSB Campbell Hall on Saturday night. Still imbued with Limón’s sense of personal heritage and themes of resilience, the night ran the spectrum from the singular to the universal, the personal to embracing the world at large. A last minute change in venue did not seem to handicap the company at all, as they moved through Limon’s oeuvre, from the early reconstructed solo Dancas Mexicanas to more recent commissions. Our own Santa Barbara Dance Theater even took to the stage, collaborating with the Limón Company in a colorful and intricate performance of Missa Brevis. This is a dance with a lot of moving pieces, and suddenly on a new stage, but the two companies were in sync and carried it out beautifully. Once a relationship between the audience and the scope of Limón’s work was established, the second act would take us into more intimate and modern territory.




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US Historians Sign Brief to Support Colorado’s Removal of Trump From Ballot Twenty-five civil war and Reconstruction scholars support invoking 14th amendment to bar Trump from from ballot over January 6

WENTY-FIVE HISTORIANS OF THE CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION filed a US supreme court brief in support of the attempt by Colorado to remove Donald Trump from the ballot under the 14th amendment, which bars insurrectionists from running for office.

“For historians,” the group wrote, “contemporary evidence from the decision-makers who sponsored, backed, and voted for the 14th amendment [ratified in 1868] is most probative. Analysis of this evidence demonstrates that decision-makers crafted section three to cover the president and to create an enduring check on insurrection, requiring no additional action from Congress.” Lawyers for Trump argue that the presidency is not an “office” as described in the 14th amendment, that only congressional action can stop someone from running, and that Trump did not incite an insurrection. Trump was impeached in Congress (for the second time) for inciting an insurrection: the Capitol attack of 6 January 2021, an attempt to overturn defeat by Joe Biden now linked to nine deaths, more than 1,200 arrests and hundreds of convictions. Impeached with the support of 10 House Republicans but acquitted when only seven Senate Republicans voted to convict, Trump now dominates his party and its presidential primary, 91 criminal charges (17 for election subversion), civil trials and ballot challenges notwithstanding. Maine has also sought to remove Trump from its ballot, a ruling delayed, like that in Colorado, while the supreme court considers the issue. Oral arguments are set for 8 February. Amicus briefs allow interested parties to make relevant arguments. Earlier this month, nearly 180 Republicans joined a brief in support of Trump. The 25 historians – among them James McPherson of Princeton, the pre-eminent civil war scholar – pointed to 1860s congressional debate. “Senator Reverdy Johnson of Maryland, a Democratic opponent of the 14th amendment, challenged sponsors as to why section three omitted the president. Republican Lot Morrill of Maine … replied, ‘Let me call the senator’s attention to the words “or hold any office civil or military under the United States”.’ Johnson admitted his error; no other senator questioned whether section three covered the president.” The historians also cited Andrew Johnson, in 1868 the first president impeached, referring to himself as “chief executive officer”. Pointing out that section 3 of the 14th amendment is self-executing, and that “no former Confederate instantly disqualified from holding office under section three was disqualified by an act of Congress”, the historians also noted that Jefferson Davis, the Confederate president, cited his own disqualification as reason an indictment for treason should be quashed. “Contemporary information provides direct evidence of the enduring reach of the 14th amendment,” the historians wrote. “Congress … chose to make disqualification permanent through a constitutional amendment. “Republican senator Peter Van Winkle of West Virginia said, ‘This is to go into our constitution and to stand to govern future insurrection as well as the present.’ To this end, the Amnesty Acts of 1872 and 1898 did not pardon future insurrectionists.”

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By Martin Pengelly from The Gaurdian

Trump’s involvement in the 6 January 2021 insurrection at the Capitol disqualifies him from running for president, according to 25 US historians

regardless of the constitution, because to bar him would be anti-democratic. In a forthcoming article for the New York Review of Books, seen by the Guardian, Sean Wilentz of Princeton – an eminent historian not part of the supreme court brief – calls such arguments “risible”. “By their reasoning,” Wilentz writes, “Trump’s misdeeds aside, enforcement of the 14th amendment poses a greater threat to our wounded democracy than Trump’s candidacy. In the name of defending democracy, they would speciously enable the man who did the wounding and now promises to do much more.” Trump and allies including Elise Stefanik of New York, a House Republican leader, have refused to commit to certifying the result should Trump lose in November. Wilentz continues: “Whether motivated by … fear of Trump’s base, a perverted sense of democratic evenhandedness, a reflexive hostility toward liberals, or something else, [commentators who say Trump should stay on the ballot] betray a basic ignorance of the relevant history and thus a misconception of what the 14th amendment actually meant and means. That history, meanwhile, has placed the conservative members of the supreme court in a very tight spot.”

The conservative majority of the supreme court and the historical legacy of the [Chief Justice John] Roberts court have reached a point of no - Sean Wilentz return.

The historians also said “adverse consequences followed” amnesty, many ex-Confederates winning office and “participat[ing] in the imposition of racial discrimination in the south that vitiated the intent of the 14th and 15th amendments to protect the civil and political rights of the formerly enslaved people.” The historians concluded: “The court should take cognisance that section three of the 14th amendment covers the present, is forward-looking, and requires no additional acts of Congress for implementation.” Some political and legal observers have suggested Trump should be allowed to run

Wilentz says justices who subscribe to originalism, a doctrine that “purports to divine the original intentions of the framers [of the constitution] by presenting tendentious renderings of the past as a kind of scripture”, will in the Colorado case have to contend with evidence – as presented by the historians’ brief – of what the framers of the 14th amendment meant. Recently used to remove the right to abortion and to gut voting rights, originalism now threatens, Wilentz says, to become a “petard … exploding in the majority’s face”.

He also writes: “The conservative majority of the supreme court and the historical legacy of the [Chief Justice John] Roberts court have reached a point of no return. The law, no matter the diversions and claptrap of Trump’s lawyers and the pundits, is crystal clear, on incontestable historical as well as originalist grounds … the conservatives face a choice between disqualifying Trump or shredding the foundation of their judicial methodology.” If the court does not “honour the original meaning of the 14th amendment and disqualify Donald Trump”, Wilentz writes, “it will trash the constitutional defense of democracy designed following slavery’s abolition; it will guarantee, at a minimum, political chaos no matter what the voters decide in November; and it will quite possibly pave the way for a man who has vowed that he will, if necessary, rescind the constitution in order to impose a dictatorship of revenge.” Copyright Gaurdian News & Media 2024


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Santa Barbara Celebrates Lunar New Year!

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Welcome the Year of the Dragon with friends, family, and neighbors at two Lunar New Year events next Saturday, February 10th. Discover the history of Santa Barbara’s Asian American and Pacific Islander communities at the SB Trust for Historic Preservation’s free Year of the Dragon Festival from 4pm to 8pm, complete with public art displays, informative exhibitions, and local vendors. Then, at 7pm, enjoy a night of traditional dance, song, and martial arts when the Pacific Pearl Music Association of Thousand Oaks and SB Chinese American Association present the Chinese New Year Festival at the Marjorie Luke Theatre.

For tickets ($35) visit www.luketheatre.org

Friday, February 2nd DANCE

FLAMENCO ÍNTIMO Flamenco artists from SB to Spain • Flamenco! SB • SB Historical Museum • http://tinyurl.com/2zt4xbd9 • Sold out • 6:30pm & 8:30pm Fr, 2/2. OPUS ONE DANCE COMPANY Presenting Winter’s Song - An Elegy to Melting Ice • Hatlen Theater • $11-15 • www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm Fr, 2/2 & 2/3; 2pm Sa, 2/3.


THE MANY COLORS OF AFRO ASIA Art Matters Lecture with Professor Joan Kee • SB Museum of Art • Free$15 • www.sbma.net • 5:30pm Fr, 2/2. FREE ASTRONOMY TALK Learn about Mount Wilson Observatory from science advisor Tim Thompson • SB Museum of Natural History, Fleischmann Auditorium • Free • 7:30-9pm Fr, 2/2.


SPRING FACULTY RECITAL Westmont faculty concert • Deane Chapel, Westmont College • Free • 7pm Fr, 2/2.

DOUBLEWIDE KINGS Classic rock concert and deep cuts • Alcazar Theatre • $25-40 • www. thealcazar.org • 8pm Fr, 2/2 & Sa, 2/3.


THE HANGOUT: A SPACE FOR TEENS Board games, crafts, video games and more for grades 7-12 • Eastside Library • Free • 3:30-5:30pm Fr.

Saturday, February 3rd COMEDY

AN EVENING WITH PETER SAGAL NPR radio host shares his experiences on and off air • Marjorie Luke Theatre • $45-100 • https://luketheatre.org • 7pm Sa, 2/3.


SANTA BARBARA COUNTYWIDE EDUCATION JOB FAIR Learn about and apply to local education positions • SB County Education Office Auditorium, 4400 Cathedral Oaks Rd. • Free, info: http://tinyurl.com/2fd3mhnc • 9-11am Sa, 2/3.

FAMILY LITERACY CARNIVAL AND IMMIGRATION RESOURCES FAIR Learn about local organizations & library resources • Faulkner Gallery, Central Library • Free • 2:30-4:30pm Sa, 2/3.


SB BLACK CULTURE HOUSE VIDEO CONCERT Witness BRC Orchestra perform Sly & The Family Stone’s There’s A Riot Goin’ On… • Soul Bites Restaurant, 431 State St. • Free • 1pm Sa, 2/3. SB MUSIC CLUB Classical and jazz music concert • First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. • Free • 3pm Sa, 2/3. ROOMFUL OF TEETH WITH GABRIEL KAHANE Contemporary vocal ensemble • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Hahn Hall, Music Academy • $10-40 • www. artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 7pm Sa, 2/3.


PROPAGATION OF CA NATIVE PLANTS – CUTTINGS Hands-on workshop • SB Botanic Garden • $40-55 • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 9am12pm Sa, 2/3. VOLUNTEER DAY: ALICE KECK PARK MEMORIAL GARDEN Help tend for this community garden • City of SB Parks & Rec • 1500 Santa Barbara St. • 9am-12pm Sa, 2/3

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February 2. 2024

Colors of Love 2024 Fall in love with dance in all its forms when Transform Through Arts presents its annual variety Valentine’s dance show, Colors of Love, at Center Stage Theater at 8pm on Saturday, February 10th. Incorporating song and dance across cultures, the evening will uplift themes of love through Latin dance, belly dance, Argentine tango, samba, swing, and more. For tickets ($25-40) visit www.centerstagetheater.org


FRIENDSHIP CENTER'S 25TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF HEARTS Music, dinner, & philanthropy by the sea • Rosewood Miramar • $175 • http://tinyurl.com/mr37khxe • 12pm Sa, 2/3.

Sunday, February 4th DANCE

CONTRA DANCE WITH LIVE BAND Dance to Frannie Marr & Stepwise • Carrillo Rec Center Ballroom • $10 • http://tinyurl.com/bdzkxj26 • 6:109:30pm Su, 2/4.


MOUNTAIN STAGE WITH HOST KATHY MATTEA Live mountain music recording session • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Granada Theatre • $20-106 • www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 6:30pm Su, 2/4.

Corque Hotel, Solvang • Free • 6pm Mo, 2/5. CHAUCER’S BOOK SIGNING Local children’s author Emma Steinkellner, Nell of Gumbling: My Extremely Normal Fairy-Tale Life • Chaucer’s Books • Free • 6pm Mo, 2/5. UC MASTER GARDENERS WEBINAR Learn about straw bale gardening • UC Master Gardeners of Santa Barbara County • Free • http://tinyurl.com/yc5z8czp • 7pm Mo, 2/5.


DUNGEONS & DRAGONS FOR TEENS Introductory sessions for grades 7-12 • Faulkner Gallery, Central Library • 4-7pm Mo.

Tuesday, February 6th CHILDREN

PAW PATROL LIVE! “HEROES UNITE” The popular children’s show comes to life • Granada Theatre • $31-161 • www.granadasb.org • 6pm Tu, 2/6; 10am & 6pm We, 2/7.


VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA) PROGRAM Free tax service for low-income locals • Eastside Library • First come, first served • Info: www.unitedwaysb.org/ vita • 2-7pm Tu & We. BLACK CAMPUS LIFE Talk by professor Antar A. Tichavakunda • UCSB MCC Theater • Free, details: https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu • 5pm Tu, 2/6.


INTERVIEW WITH GREG WILLIAMS View pre-recorded interview with the band Switch’s founder • SB Black Culture House • Soul Bites Restaurant, 423 State St. • Free • 1pm Su, 2/4.

Monday, February 5th LECTURES/MEETINGS



CHRIS ANDERSON: BOOK GIVEAWAY AND SIGNING TED head discusses his book Infectious Generosity: The Ultimate Idea Worth Spreading • UCSB Arts & Lectures, Campbell Hall • Free, RSVP: www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm Tu, 2/6.

Wednesday, February 7th LECTURES/MEETINGS

SANTA BARBARA COMMUNITY INFO SESSION #2 Learn about SB Foundation resources • 1111 Chapala St. • At capacity, email dvallejo@sbfoundation.org for waitlist • 10am We, 2/7. LUIS LEAL AWARD FOR DISTINCTION IN CHICANO/LATINO LITERATURE Honoring LA Times columnist Gustavo Arellano • UCSB IHC, McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB • Free, details: www.ihc.ucsb. edu • 4-6pm We, 2/7. ESOL CLASS FOR BEGINNING~ INTERMEDIATE LEARNERS English for Speakers of Other Languages course • Faulkner Gallery, Central Library • Free • 4-5pm We. MISS CHASE: SB’S TRAILBLAZER Talk by author Simon Kerry • SB Historical Museum • Free-$20 • http:// tinyurl.com/yc8j3ten • 5:30pm We, 2/7. RHYME & LIES IN MEDIEVAL POETRY Talk by local poet & musician Julian Talamantez Brolaski • Faulkner Gallery, Central Library • Free • 5:45pm We, 2/7. CHAUCER’S BOOK SIGNING Local farmer and author Rodney Chow, Stories of the Good Old Days • Chaucer’s Books • Free • 6pm We, 2/7.


BLUES, FOLK, BLUEGRASS & MORE Concert by Tom Ball & Kenny Sultan • UCSB, San Miguel Residence Hall Outdoor Stage • Free, details: http:// tinyurl.com/bdecyfvf • 12pm We, 2/7.

Thursday, February 8th CHILDREN

DOG MAN ACTIVITIES DAY STEAM activities inspired by Dog Man books • Faulkner Gallery, Central Library • Free • 3:30-5pm Th, 2/8.


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MICHAEL FLATLEY’S LORD OF THE DANCE Irish dancing and music • Granada Theatre • $75-150 • www.granadasb. org • 7:30pm Th, 2/8.

TAI CHI AT THE GARDEN Guided class by Master Yun • SB Botanic Garden • $10-15 • www. sbbotanicgarden.org • 9-10am Fr, 2/9.


60 YEARS OF BEATLEMANIA See The Beatles’ Ed Sullivan concert with radio icon Bob Eubanks and live music • Marjorie Luke Theatre • $30 • www.luketheatre.org • 7pm Fr, 2/9.

CALIFORNIA AGAINST THE SEA: VISIONS FOR OUR VANISHING COASTLINE Talk by LA Times reporter Rosanna Xia • UCSB IHC, McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB • Free, details: www.ihc.ucsb.edu • 4-6pm Th, 2/8. ILLUMINATING BLACK CALIFORNIA: STORIES FROM THE JIM CROW ERA Talk by historian Alison Rose Jefferson, PhD • SBTHP, Alhecama Theatre • Free, RSVP to historyassociates@ia.ucsb.edu • 5:307pm Th, 2/8.


BLUE NOTE RECORDS 85TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Quintet celebrates heart and soul of jazz • UCSB Arts & Lectures, Campbell Hall • $15-50 • www. artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 8pm Th, 2/8.


SKETCHING IN THE GALLERIES Draw inspired by art • SB Museum of Art • Free, register: www.sbma.net • 5:30pm Th, 2/8.


TEEN BYO BOOK CLUB Grades 7-12 are invited to bring a book to discuss • Central Library, upper level • Free • 5-6pm Th, 2/8.

Friday, February 9th MUSIC

FRACTURE - VIBRAPHONE AND ELECTRONICS Concert by Matt Sharrock • UCSB, Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall • Free, details: http://tinyurl.com/y36mf2nd • 7:30pm Fr, 2/9. IL TROVATORE Opera SB presents Verdi’s melodrama • Lobero Theatre • $39-159 • www. lobero.org • 7:30pm Fr, 2/9 & 2:30pm Su, 2/11. ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK Enjoy Humperdinck’s classic ballads • Chumash Casino • $39-69 • www. chumashcasino.com • 8pm Fr, 2/9.


Saturday, February 10th CHILDREN

KIDS CLUB AT PASEO NUEVO Creative arts & crafts, unique STEM projects, and more • Paseo Nuevo, De la Guerra Place • Free • 10am-1pm Sa, 2/10. TINY TAXA FAMILY FUN Interactive learning and crafts about soil critters • SB Botanic Garden • Included with admission • www. sbbotanicgarden.org • 10:30am12:30pm Sa, 2/10.


COLORS OF LOVE 2024 Variety Valentine dance show by Transform Through Arts • Center Stage Theater • $25-40 • www. centerstagetheater.org • 8pm Sa, 2/10.


JOHN PIZZARELLI TRIO Romantic music from the great American songbook • Ventura College Performing Arts Center, 4700 Loma Vista Rd. • $25-69 • http://tinyurl. com/y74nusfa • 7pm Sa, 2/10. SANTA BARBARA CHAMBER PLAYERS Playing Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams • Music Academy, Hahn Hall • $20, students free • https://sbchamberplayers.org • 7:30pm Sa, 2/10.


NATURE & FOREST THERAPY Guided mindfulness experience • SB Botanic Garden • $25-40 • www. sbbotanicgarden.org • 8:30-10am Sa, 2/10. ELINGS PARK NATURE WALK: OAK WOODLAND ECOSYSTEM Guided walk hosted by SB Botanic Garden • Elings Park • Free, info: http://tinyurl.com/d54e2na7 • 9-10:30am Sa, 2/10.


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STARR KING ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE Shop clothes, books, houseware, and more • Earl Warren Showgrounds • Free or $20 early bird entry (8am) • 9am-3pm Sa, 2/10. 2-1-1 COMMUNITY DAY CELEBRATION Discover 50+ local organizations, health screenings, kids activities, and more • CommUnify • Minami Community Center, 600 West Enos

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February 2. 2024

Blue Note Records 85th Anniversary Celebration Tap your toes to the unmistakable energy of the Blue Note Quintet when they celebrate 85 years of jazz recording label Blue Note Records at UCSB Arts & Lectures’ Campbell Hall at 8pm on Thursday, February 8th. For tickets ($15-50) www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu

Drive, Santa Maria • Free • 11am3pm Sa, 2/10. OBSIDIAN SCHOLARS POETRY JAM Black students in grades 4-9 share their poetry • Gateway Educational Services & SB Black Culture House • Soul Bites Restaurant • Free • 1pm Sa, 2/10. YEAR OF THE DRAGON FESTIVAL Celebrate with art exhibitions, history displays, and local vendors • SBTHP, El Presidio • Free • 4-8pm Sa, 2/10. MARDI GRAS FUNDRAISER Music and dance for La Boheme’s new 501c3 • Casa de la Guerra • $100 • http://tinyurl.com/3rm7d7wu • 5:309:30pm Sa, 2/10. MEET YOUR MATCH VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY 2024 Meet local singles with wine and music • La Lieff Tasting Room, 210 Gray Ave. • $35-50 • http://tinyurl. com/mr3rk484 • 6pm Sa, 2/10. CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION Singing, dancing, and martial arts show • Marjorie Luke Theatre • $35 •

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

www.luketheatre.org • 7pm Sa, 2/10. AMPLIFY DRAG FESTIVAL Drag performances by UCSB students • UCSB Theater/Dance • Free, details: www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm Sa, 2/10.

It’s Your Library STAY & PLAY • Share stories with kids • Eastside Library ~ 8:30-10am Tu • Montecito Library ~ 9-10:30am Tu MUSIC & MOVEMENT • For ages 2-5 • Shoreline Park • 10:30-11am Th • Central Library ~ 10-10:30am Th. BABY AND ME • For babies 0-14 months • Central Library ~ 11-11:30am We • Eastside Library ~ Bilingual ~ 11-11:30am Th LIBRARY ON THE GO • Shoreline Park ~ 10am-12pm Th, 2/1 • SB Junior High ~ 2:30-4:30pm Th, 2/1 • MacKenzie Park ~ 10am-12pm Fr, 2/2 • Alameda Park ~ 10am-12pm We, 2/7 & 10am-12pm Fr, 2/9 • Harding School ~ 12:30-2pm & 3:30-5pm We, 2/7 • Shoreline Park ~ 10am-12pm Th, 2/8 • SB Junior High ~ 2:30-4:30pm Th, 2/8 READ TO A DOG • For grades 3-6 • Eastside Library ~ 3-4pm We.



SB Black Culture House Video Concert

Interview with Greg Williams View pre-recorded interview with the band Switch’s founder • SB Black Culture House • Soul Bites Restaurant, 423 State St. • Free • 1pm Su, 2/4.

Black Campus Life Talk by professor Antar A. Tichavakunda • UCSB MCC Theater • Free, details: https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu • 5pm Tu, 2/6.

Witness BRC Orchestra perform Sly & The Family Stone’s There’s A Riot Goin’ On… • Soul Bites Restaurant, 431 State St. • Free • 1pm Sa, 2/3.

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February 2. 2024

Illuminating Black California: Stories from the Jim Crow Era

Talk by historian Alison Rose Jefferson, PhD • SBTHP, Alhecama Theatre • Free, RSVP to historyassociates@ia.ucsb.edu • 5:307pm Th, 2/8.

Obsidian Scholars Poetry Jam Black students in grades four to nine share their poetry • Gateway Educational Services & SB Black Culture House • Soul Bites Restaurant • Free • 1pm Sa, 2/10.

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Honor Black History Month

ELEBRATE THE RICH HISTORY, CULTURE, AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF OUR BLACK COMMUNITY all February long as Santa Barbara Black Culture House and other local organizations present a series of thoughtful, free, and free events. Whether you prefer to dive deep into informative lectures, admire art and music, or participate in current conversations, here is how you can observe Black History Month.

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Sunday, February 11th MUSIC

KEVIN WINARD & WHO DAT DERE? Jazz concert • SB Jazz Society • SOhO • $10-25 • www.sohosb.com • 1-4pm Su, 2/11.


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BEACH CLEANUP Care for our shoreline • Explore Ecology, Arroyo Burro For more informa Beach • Details: www.exploreecology.org • 10am-12pm Su,in accommodating abilities contact t 2/11. Center at 805.893 To have your events included in the calendar, please email event information to calendar@voicesb.com by Tuesday at 3pm. @UCSBMCC

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Sat 2/10: 11am: SBIFF Producers Panel

Sun 2/11: 11am: Sun 2/11: 8pm: Mon 2/12: 8pm: SBIFF Variety SBIFF Maltin Awrd SBIFF Dir. Mark Ruffalo Artisans Award Year Award

Sat 2/10: 2pm: SBIFF Int’l Dir. Panel

Tue 2/13: 8pm: Wed 2/14: 8:00pm: Thur 2/15: 8:00pm: Sat 2/17: 11am: SBIFF SBIFF Cinema SBIFF Mont. Awrd SBIFF Vngrd Awrd Writers Panel Jeffrey Wright Women’s Panel Paul Giamatti

Wed 2/21: 7:30pm: Abraham Verghese

Thu 2/22: 7:30pm: Brian Regan


Tue/Wed 2/27 & 28: 7:30pm: BANFF Mt. Film Fest

Fri 4/19: 8pm: Antonio Sanchez Birdman Live!

Sun 3/10: 4pm: The Rat Pack Tribute ZONE OF INTEREST


Sat 2/17: 8pm: SBIFF Film Chosen Family

Sat 3/2: 7:30pm: Seraglio Folkloric Ballet

Sun 5/19: 7pm: UCSB Arts & Lectures Jacob Collier




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Fiesta • Fairview

THEATRE METEOR SHOWER Steve Martin’s comedy about a pre-meteor shower dinner party • Ojai Arts Center Theater • $20-25 • https://ojaiact.org • 7:30pm Fr, 1/26, through 2/18.

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February 2. 2024

THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE A young Jewish pianist dreams of her future as World War II breaks out • Ensemble Theatre Company • The New Vic Theater • $40-78 • www.etcsb.org • 7:30pm through 2/18. J FOR J Benefit staged reading of this play of family and sibling relationships • Rubicon Theatre Co. • Rubicon Theatre • $49.50 • www. rubicontheatre.org • 7pm Sa, 2/3 & 2pm Su, 2/4. AUDITION: THE OUTSIDER Auditions open for this political comedy • Theatre Group at SBCC • Jurkowitz Theatre, SBCC West Campus • Details: www.theatregroupsbcc.com/auditions • By appointment We, 2/7 or by video submission by 11pm.

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Feminist On Cell Block Y + PostFilm Panel With Success Stories Program


N FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH AT 6PM, enjoy a screening The Feminist on Cellblock Y.

Richie Reseda is a convicted felon who had been serving time in an all-male prison in Soledad, California, for armed robbery since he was a teen. The Feminist on Cellblock Y, a documentary produced by filmmaker Contessa Gayles, follows Reseda and his fellow inmates as they participate in a rehabilitation program centered around feminist literature. “We cannot challenge our harmful behavior without challenging patriarchy,” Reseda says in the film.


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The Jungle Bunch (PG): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:25,6:45. Sat/Sun: 2:05, 4:25, 6:45. Migration (PG): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:45. Sat/Sun: 2:20, 4:45. Wonka (PG): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:35, 7:20. Sat/Sun: 1:50, 4:35, 7:20. American Fiction (R): Fri-Thur: 7:05.


Argylle* (R): Fri/Sat: 1:30, 4:40, 6:20, 7:50, 9:30.Sun-Thur: 1:30, 4:40, 6:20, 7:50. The Beekeeper (R): Fri-Wed: 3:10, 5:45, 8:20. Mean Girls (PG13): Fri-Thur: 2:15, 5:00, 7:40 Poor Things (R): Fri-Thur: 1:40, 4:50, 8:00. Anyone But You (R): Fri-Thur: 3:00, 5:35, 8:10. The Boys in the Boat (PG13): Fri-Thur: 3:20. Lisa Frankenstein* (PG13): Thur: 5:45, 8:20.

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Poor Things (R): Fri-Thur: 4:15, 7:20. The Boys in the Boat (PG13): Fri-Thur: 4:05, 7:00.


No films. See performance listings.


Migration (PG): Fri-Wed: 4:40. Sat/Sun: 1:45, 4:40. The Beekeeper (R): Fri-Wed: 5:25, 8:00. Sat/Sun: 2:00, 5:25, 8:00. · Anyone But You (R): Fri-Wed: 5:10, 7:45. Sat/Sun: 2:30, 5:10, 7:45. Origin (PG13): Fri/Sat, Mon-Wed: 4:25, 7:30. Sun: 7:30. Oppenheimer (R): Fri, Mon-Wed: 7:00. Sat/Sun: 1:35, 7:00. Pet Shop Boys (NR): Sun: 4:15.


The Jungle Bunch (PG): Fri, Mon-Wed: 4:35, 7:00.Sat/Sun: 1:45, 4:35, 7:00. Thur: 4:35. Scrambled* (R): Fri, Mon-Wed: 5:30, 8:00. Sat/Sun: 3:00, 5:30, 8:00. Thur: 8:00. Mean Girls (PG13): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:00, 7:45. Sat/Sun: 2:15, 5:00, 7:45. The Boy & the Heron - SUB (PG13): Fri, Mon-Wed: 4:25, 7:20. Sat/Sun: 1:30, 4:25, 7:20. Wonka (PG): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:45, 7:30. Sat/Sun: 2:00, 4:45, 7:30.

FEB 2 - 6 Fri: 7:30pm Sat: 12:00pm, 4:45pm Sun: 12:00pm, 4:45pm Mon: 7:30pm / Tues: 4:45pm

Fri: 5:15pm / Sat: 7:30pm Sun: 2:30pm / Mon: 3:00pm

The screening of this film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring coaches from the Success Stories Program.

THE FEMINIST ON CELLBLOCK Y Documentary on a rehabilitation program centered around feminist literature; post-film talk with Success Stories Program coaches • UCSB MCC Theater • Free, details: https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu • 6pm Fr, 2/9.

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Argylle* (R): Fri-Thur: 1:30, 4:25, 7:45. The Zone of Interest* (R): Fri-Thur: 1:40, 4:45, 7:20. American Fiction (R): Fri-Thur: 1:50, 4:35, 7:30. Poor Things (R): Fri-Wed: 1:45, 4:55, 8:05. Lisa Frankenstein* (PG13): Thur: 8:05.

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SBVA Featured Artists Exhibition at VOICE Gallery

February 2, 2024

SB VA is a non-profit organization of active Santa Barbara Visual Artists who meet together to produce, celebrate and exhibit original works of art at local galleries and venues throughout the year. It is our intention to promote diverse art and artists as well as to support other social and charitable endeavors in the Santa Barbara Community.



Lynn Altschul - Jan Baker

1st Thursday, February 1st, 5pm-8pm

Sophie Beccue - Eliesa Bollinger

3rd Friday, February 16th, 5pm-8pm

Wendy Brewer - Bonny Butler Denise Carey - Merith Cosden Duane Dammeyer - Martin Diaz Stan Evenson - Tricia Evenson Karen Frishman - Helena Hill Patricia Heller - Barbara Cronin Hershberg Myla Kato - Sarita King Skip Lau - Julianne Martin

E X H I B I T D AT E S February 1st - March 1st, 2024 GALLERY HOURS Mon-Fri 10am-5:30pm Sat-Sun 1pm-6pm Or by Appointment (805) 965-6448

Kerry Methner - Jami Joelle Nielsen Chris Provenzano - Mariko Tabar Soheyla Valleie - Rich Wilkie

Voice Gallery La Cumbre Plaza 121 S. Hope Avenue Suite H-124

February 2, 2024

Celebrating the


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Year of the Dragon


HE YEAR OF THE DRAGON will be celebrated by Santa Barbara’s diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander communities by holding a Year of the Dragon Festival and the dedication of a mural. The Festival is free to the public and will be held on Saturday, February 10th, from 4 to 8pm at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park, 123 East Canon Perdido Street. “Our hope is to center the spirit and energy of the dragon as a way to celebrate our vibrant AAPI communities as well as unite and uplift our Santa Barbara community at large,” stated Kai Tepper, curator and organizer for the Festival. 2024 marks the Year of the Dragon as part of the 12-month cycle of the Chinese lunar calendar and stands for good luck and fortune and the auspicious drive for success. The Dragon Festival will honor AAPI unity, as well as embrace of the Chinese Lunar New Year, a shared calendar and experience for many AAPI residents. The Dragon will feature artwork by local, multigenerational AAPI artists. “The opportunity to elevate Asian American and Pacific Islander artists in our community is an exciting moment for our local community. Santa Barbara’s history is full of rich and diverse stories, cultures and contributions from so many multicultural groups and backgrounds,” continued Tepper. A Year of the Dragon Mural will be unveiled and there will be an opportunity to meet muralist and designer, DJ Javier. There will also be an immersive art exhibition, The Dragon, co-curated by Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Places Board Member Kai Tepper and emerging artist Meiya Sidney. The art will be on display inside the Presidio Chapel from February 10th to 21st.

Longevity Dragon by Suemae Willhite

A free discovery walking tour covering the history of Santa Barbara’s Japanese and Chinese communities in the Presidio Neighborhood is planned. The tour will also explore SBTHP’s Nihonmachi Revisited and Jimmy’s Oriental Gardens exhibits. There will be an outdoor Dragon Market and free activity booths, craft tables, and live cultural performances as well as the chance to groove to DJ-duo, Hi-Jams. Visitors can swing by MindGarden’s live screen-printing station. Find free parking in the parking lot at 117 East Canon Perdido Street and also behind Panino at 834 Santa Barbara Street. Y Imagine by Jeeyon ‘G’ Rosalie

Willow and Iris by Mariko Tabar

Pearl of the Orient by DJ Javier

Vessel by Meiya Sidney

Executive Order 9066 by Dug Uyesaka


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Art Venues


Bath St • 12-4 Tu-Sa • 805-963-1032 • www.casadolores.org CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY: Decarbonizing the Built Environment Exhibition / Architectural Projects from AIA Santa Barbara ~ Feb 5 • 105 E Anacapa St, 1st fl • 805-568-3994 CLAY STUDIO GALLERY: 1351 Holiday Hill Rd • 805-565-CLAY • 10-4 Daily • www.claystudiosb.org


COLETTE COSENTINO ATELIER + GALLERY: 11 W Anapamu St • By Appt • www.colettecosentino.com CORRIDAN GALLERY: California Sojourns, new work by Karen Fedderson • 125 N Milpas • 11-6 We-Sa • 805-9667939 • www.corridan-gallery.com CPC GALLERY: Carol Talley: Abstracted Landscapes ~ Feb • By appt • 36 E Victoria St • Gallery@CPCSB.org


www.ruthellenhoag.com @ruthellenhoag 805-689-0858 ~inquire for studio classes~

10 WEST GALLERY: Wonder ~ Feb 18 • 10 W Anapamu • 11-5 We-Mo • 805770-7711 • www.10westgallery.com ARCHITECTURAL FDN GALLERY: Uncommon Ground by Scott Johnson ~ Mar 9 • 229 E Victoria • 805-965-6307 • 1–4 Sa & By Appt • www.afsb.org ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM, UCSB: Sandy Rodriguez — Unfolding Histories: 200 Years of Resistance ~ Mar 3 • 12-5 Sa-Su • www.museum.ucsb.edu ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY: Environmental Ed & Artistic Expression • www.exploreecology.org THE ARTS FUND: La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S Hope Ave • 11-5 We-Su; www.artsfundsb.org • 805-233-3395 ATKINSON GALLERY, SBCC: New Landscapes Part II ~ Feb 28 • 11-5 Mo-Th; 11-3 Fr • 805-965-0581 x3484 • gallery.sbcc.edu

A. Michael Marzolla, Fine Artist Excogitation Services/Marzozart Paintings, drawings, prints Commissions accepted


BELLA ROSA GALLERIES: 1103-A State St • 11-5 daily • 805-966-1707 THE CARRIAGE AND WESTERN ART MUSEUM: SB History Makers Exhibit featuring Silsby Spalding, WW Hollister, Dixie; Saddle & Carriage Collections • Free • 129 Castillo St • 805-962-2353 • 9-3 Mo-Fr • www.carriagemuseum.org CALIFORNIA NATURE ART MUSEUM (formerly Wildling Museum): Stories of Water ~ Feb 19; CA’s Changing Landscape: The Way of Water | George Rose ~ Jul 8; Message in a Bottle | Elizabeth Criss ~ Jul 24 • 1511 B Mission Dr, Solvang • 11-4 Mo, Th, Fr; 11-5 Sa & Su • www.calnatureartmuseum.org

CYPRESS GALLERY: 119 E Cypress Av, Lompoc • 1-4 Sa & Su • 805-737-1129 • www.lompocart.org ELIZABETH GORDON GALLERY: Emerging artists from around the country • 15 W Gutierrez • 805-963-1157 • 11–5 Tu-Sa • www.elizabethgordongallery.com EL PRESIDIO DE SANTA BÁRBARA: Nihonmachi Revisited; Memorias y Facturas • 123 E Canon Perdido St • 11-4 Th-Su • www.sbthp.org ELVERHØJ MUSEUM: Poetry in Paper ~ Apr 7 • 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang • 805-686-1211 • 11-5 Th-Mo • www.elverhoj.org FAULKNER GALLERY: 60 Photographs by Veterans • 40 E Anapamu St • 10-7 Mo-Th; 10-5 Fri, Sa; 12-5 Sun • 805962-7653 FAZZINO 3-D STUDIO GALLERY: 3-D original fine art • 529 State St • 805730-9109 • www.Fazzino.com

CASA DE LA GUERRA: Haas Adobe Watercolors • $5/Free • 15 East De la Guerra St • 12-4 Th-Su • www.sbthp.org/casadelaguerra

GALLERY 113: SB Art Assn, Featured artist: Wendy Brewer ~ Feb • 1114 State St, #8, La Arcada Ct • 805-965-6611 • 11-5 Mo-Sa; 1-5 Su • www.gallery113sb.com

CASA DOLORES: Bandera Ware / traditional outfits ~ ongoing; • 1023

GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: Winter Salon ~ Jan 30; Featured Artist Debbi Green ~ Feb 1-29 • 2920 Grand Av • 805-6887517 • www.gallerylosolivos.com

Rosemarie C. Gebhart Contemporary Art

GANNA WALSKA LOTUSLAND: Closed until Feb • 805.969.9990 • www.lotusland.org GOLETA VALLEY LIBRARY: GVAA Artists Exhibit & West Wall: Frances Reighley ~ Feb • 500 N. Fairview Av • 10-7 Tu-Th; 10-5:30 Fr & Sa; 1-5 Su • TheGoletaValleyArtAssociation.org HELENA MASON ART GALLERY: 48 Helena Av • 2-6 Fr-Sa • www.helenamasonartgallery.com

Evening Glow - Douglas Preserve Original Oil Painting by

Ralph Waterhouse

JAMES MAIN FINE ART: 19th & 20th Fine art & antiques • 27 E De La Guerra St • 12-5 Tu-Sa • Appt Suggested • 805962-8347

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



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KATHRYNE DESIGNS: Local Artists • 1225 Coast Village Rd, A • 10-5 Mo-Sa; 11-5 Su • 805-565-4700 •

Modernist Artist www.jomerit.com JoMeritModern@gmail.com 10 West Gallery

Peter Brunjes

Elevate Gallery La Cumbre Center for Creative Arts La Cumbre PLaza

http://kathrynedesigns.com LA CUMBRE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS: Three Multi-Artist Galleries at La Cumbre Plaza - Elevate, Fine Line, and Illuminations Galleries • noon-5 Tu-Su • www.lcccasb.com LEGACY ARTS SANTA BARBARA: 1230 State St • 3-8 We-Su • www. CreateLegacyMusic.com LOMPOC LIBRARY GROSSMAN GALLERY: 501 E North Av, Lompoc • 805-588-3459 LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER: Rincon Expressions ~ Mar 3 • 12-4 Th-Su • 865 Linden Av • 805-684-7789 • www.carpinteriaartscenter.org MARCIA BURTT GALLERY: Featuring contemporary landscape paintings, prints & books • 517 Laguna St • 1-5 Th-Su • 805-962-5588 • www.artlacuna.com MAUNE CONTEMPORARY: Recognized contemporary artists including Alex Katz, Donald Sultan, Mr. Brainwash, Taher Jaoui, Ted Collier • 1309 State St • 11-5 Tu-Su & By Appt • 805-869-2524 • www.maune.com MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Exploration + Innovation • 10-5 Daily • 125 State St • 805-770-5000 • www.moxi.org

PEREGRINE GALLERIES: Early California and American paintings; fine vintage jewelry • 1133 Coast Village Rd • 805-252-9659 • www.peregrine.shop PETER HORJUS DESIGN: Studio & Gallery • 11 W Figueroa St • www.peterhorjus.com PORTICO GALLERY: 1235 Coast Village Rd • Open Daily • 1235 Coast Village Rd • 805-729-8454 • www.porticofinearts.com PUBLIC MARKET: Quarterly exhibit by local artists: Brice Ciabatti, Melinda Mettler, Summer Howatt ~ Feb 29 • 11-9 Su-We; 11-10 Th-Sa • www.sbpublicmarket.com RED BARN GALLERY (AT UCSB): By appt • king@theaterdance.ucsb • near bus circle middle of campus SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Artists with disabilities programs, virtual exhibits • 805-260-6705 • www.sbartworks.org SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: New Paintings by Richard Schloss; SB landscapes & sculptor Bud Bottoms • 1321 State St • 12-6 Tu-Sa & By Appt • 805-845-4270 • www.santabarbarafineart.com

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SANTA BARBARA: Changing Nature: recent work by Stephanie Dotson and Madeleine Ignon ~ May 1 • 653 Paseo Nuevo • www.mcasantabarbara.org MUSEUM OF SENSORY & MOVEMENT EXPERIENCES: La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S. Hope Av #F119 • www.seehearmove.com PALM LOFT GALLERY: 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carpinteria • By Appt • 805-6849700 • www.Palmloft.com PATRICIA CLARKE STUDIO: 410 Palm Av, Carpinteria • By Appt • www. patriciaclarkestudio.com • 805452-7739

Kerry Methner

www.TheTouchofStone.com 805-570-2011 • VOICE Gallery

February 2, 2024

Art Events CRAFTERNOONS AGES 5+ • Every Thursday • Art From Scrap, 302 E Cota St • $8 • 3:30-5pm Th, 2/1 & 2/8. OPENING RECEPTION: A CROW SHOW • Presented by Pamela Zwehl-Burke, an exhibition of drawings, etchings, paintings, sculptures and cut-outs featuring corvus brachyrhynchos, our local common crow. Guest artists are David Maxim, Nina Warner, Nanda Currant and others • Community Arts Workshop • Free • www.sbcaw.org • 5-8pm Fri, 2/2. ART MATTERS TALK: THE GEOMETRIES OF AFRO ASIA, ART BEYOND SOLIDARITY • Joan Kee, Professor of Art History University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, talks about art and its histories from the perspective of a “global majority” • SB Museum of Art • tickets online • 5:306:30 Fri, 2/2. FIGURE DRAWING WORKSHOP • With local artist Eric Saint Georges • Community Arts Workshop • $50 • www.sbcaw.org • 9am-12:30pm Sa, 2/3. HEART TO HEART - VALENTINE ART SHOW AND GIFT SALE • Original Valentine Art & Gifts by Rich Wilkie, Joni Stewart, Burt Horowitz • Community Arts Workshop • Free • www.sbcaw.org • 10-6pm Sa, 2/3. OPENING RECEPTION: EN MI CORAZÕN • Show by artist Debbi Green • Gallery Los Olivos, 2920 Grand Ave, Los Olivos • Free • www.gallerylosolivos.com • 123pm Sa, 2/3. STUDIO SUNDAY • Create your own watercolor and collage Faiyum mummy portrait • SB Museum of Art, Family Resource Center • Free • 1:30-4:30pm Su, 2/11. SB ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW • Local artists & artisans • Free • 236 E Cabrillo Blvd • 10-5 Su. CARPINTERIA CREATIVE ARTS • Shop locally made pottery, beach art, cards, jewelry, and sewn articles • 8th St & Linden Av • Free • 2:30-6 Th. SANTA BARBARA BOTANIC GARDEN: Tiny Taxa Doing Big Things, small elements that play crucial roles in maintaining a balanced ecosystem ~ Mar 17 • 1212 Mission Canyon Rd • 10-5 daily • 805-6824726 • www.sbbg.org SANTA BARBARA COMMUNITY ARTS WORKSHOP: A Crow Show, Pamela Zwehl-Burke & Friends ~ Feb 26 • 631 Garden St • www.sbcaw.org SANTA BARBARA HISTORICAL MUSEUM: California Missions by Edwin Deakin ~ Feb 18; Seasonal Soirées: Santa Barbara’s Evening Couture 1880-1980 ~ Apr • 136 E De la Guerra • 12-5 We-Su; 12-7 Th • 805-966-1601 • www.sbhistorical.org SANTA BARBARA MARITIME MUSEUM: The Chumash, Whaling, Commercial Diving, Surfing, Shipwrecks, First Order Fresnel Lens, and Santa Barbara Lighthouse Women Keepers ~ Ongoing; Ice Bear, photographs by Ralph Clevenger ~ Feb 8-May 31 • 113 Harbor Way, Ste 190 • 10-5 Th-Su • 805-962-8404 • www.SBMM.org


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Art Venues • CONTINUED •

SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART: Inside/Outside ~ Feb 18; Janna Ireland, True Story Index, photographs ~ Jun 2; Important 19th & 20th Century Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection ~ Jun 9; • 1130 State St • 11-5 Tu-Su; 11-8 Th • 805-963-4364 • www.sbma.net SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Voyages of Discovery: Natural History Exploration ~ Mar 10; Images of Infinity ~ Apr 30 • 2559 Puesta del Sol • 10-5 We-Su • www.sbnature.org SANTA BARBARA SEA CENTER: Dive In: Our Changing Channel ~ Ongoing; Shark Cove & Intertidal Wonders ~ Ongoing • 211 Stearns Wharf • 10-5 Daily • 805-682-4711 • www.sbnature.org SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: Abstract Nine ~ Feb 28 • 2375 Foothill Rd • 10-6 Daily • 805-6824722 • www.2ndfridaysart.com SLICE OF LIGHT GALLERY: Earth & Space Fine Art Photography by JK Lovelace, New Winter Collection • 9 W Figueroa St • Mo-Fr 10-5 • 805-354-5552 • www.sliceoflight.com

Heart to Heart Valentine Art Show and Gift Sale @ CAW


RT SHOWS AND SALES are not just for the winter holidays! This weekend original Valentine Art to spoil the love of your life will be on sale for one day only on Saturday, February 3rd from 10 to 6pm. You’ll find playful paintings by Rich Wilkie, resin wave art by Joni Stewart, and imaginative sculptures by Burt Horowitz. Rich started creating art at age eight and had a career in animation for 25 years before moving to Santa Barbara in 2022. Now, he creates autobiographical works. “I need to explore the me behind the mask,” he explained. Painting by Rich Wilkie Horowitz started his ceramic work in college and is newly retired in Santa Barbara. While he is very accomplished in making traditional pottery, such as bowls, cups, and vases, over time, he began looking at clay for its potential to share messages of truth. Many of his works convey and provoke very strong emotion.

Joni Stewart recently discovered a passion for capturing the movement and beauty of our Central Coast waves after moving to Santa Barbara in 2022 and expresses it through her work.

SILO 118: 118 Gray Av • 12-5 Th-Sa/By Appt • www.silo118.com STEWART FINE ART: Early California Plein Air Paintings + European Fine Art + Antiques • 539 San Ysidro Rd • 11-5:30 Mo-Sa • 805-845-0255 SULLIVAN GOSS: Winter Salon II ~ Jan 26; The Sublime: Where Words Fail ~ Feb 26; Whitney Brooks Abbott: Field Notes ~ Mar 25 • 11 E Anapamu St • 10-5:30 daily • 805-730-1460 • www.sullivangoss.com SUSAN QUINLAN DOLL & TEDDY BEAR MUSEUM: 122 W. Canon Perdido • 11-4 Fr-Sa; Su-Th by appt • 805-687-4623 • www.quinlanmuseum.com SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE: Art Of The Western Saddle • 3596 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez • 12-4 Sa, Su • 805-688-7889 • www.santaynezmuseum.org TAMSEN GALLERY: Work by Robert W. Firestone • 911.5 State St • 12-5 We-Su • 805-705-2208 • www.tamsengallery.com UCSB LIBRARY: Cultura Cura: 50 Years of Self Help Graphics in East LA ~ Ju 21 • www.library.ucsb.edu VOICE GALLERY: SB Visual Artists ~ Mar 1 • La Cumbre Plaza H-124 • 10-5:30 M-F; 1-5 Sa & Su • 805-965-6448 • www.voicesb.art WATERHOUSE GALLERY MONTECITO: Notable CA & National Artists • 1187 Coast Village Rd • 11-5 Mo-Su • 805-962-8885 • www.waterhousegallery.com WATERHOUSE GALLERY SB: Notable CA & National Artists • La Arcada Ct, 1114 State St, #9 • 11-5 Mo-Sa • 805-962-8885 • www.waterhousegallery.com WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART: Camille Corot to Orthodox Icons: Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree’s Gifts to the Collection ~ Mar 23; Traditional Hopi Katsina Dolls ~ May 4 • www.westmont.edu/museum ARTISTS: SEE YOUR WORK HERE!

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Discussion: California Against the Sea: Visions for Our Vanishing Coastline FEB



4:00 – 6:00 PM

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Learn more: bit.ly/Xia-IHC

Join us as Los Angeles Times reporter Rosanna Xia and Dr. Charles Lester, Director of UC Santa Barbara’s Ocean and Coastal Policy Center, discuss sea level rise and the challenges looming over the California coast. Xia will draw from her new book, California Against the Sea, in which deeply reported stories braid together science, policy, and the state’s social history. The conversation will explore how the decisions we make today will determine where we go tomorrow: headlong into disaster, or toward an equitable refashioning of coastal stewardship. Audience Q&A and a reception will follow.

ROSANNA XIA Los Angeles Times

Rosanna Xia is an environmental reporter for the Los Angeles Times, where she specializes in stories about the coast and ocean. She was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2020 for explanatory reporting, and her work has been anthologized in The Best American Science and Nature Writing series. Cosponsored by the IHC’s Imagining California series, the IHC Idee Levitan Endowment, the UCSB Ocean and Coastal Policy Center, the Marine Science Institute, and the Environmental Studies Program www.ihc.ucsb.edu


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Bie & Bie Productions, Inc. and Carpinteria Valley Radio present

60 Years of

Another “In Case You Missed It” Event

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of The Fab Four’s Arrival in America

See the Entire Ed Sullivan Show of February 9, 1964 (As originally broadcast on CBS-TV)

Special Guest

Bob Eubanks

L.A. radio icon (and host of The Newlywed Game) who brought the Liverpool legends to Southern California in ’64, ’65 & ‘66

Musical Performance by

Bobby, Fin & Dave (aka BFD) playing an acoustic set of Beatlemania favorites

Plus, surprise gues

Friday, February 9 | 7 PM

ts and door prizes

$30 Advance | $40 at the door Marjorie Luke Theatre 721 E Cota St., Santa Barbara

Purchase tickets online at: www.bieandbieproductions.com/upcoming-events or scan this QR code. A portion of ticket price benefits the Marjorie Luke Theatre


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Santa Barbara’s

Cultural Night Downtown

February 1st 5 to 8pm


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

Galleries, Museums, & Art Venues

1. Voice Gallery: La Cumbre Plaza, 121 South Hope Ave. • View original works by Santa Barbara Visual Artists during February. Exhibiting regularly, SVBA is known for the energy and quality of their artists’ work in diverse media, color, and style–ranging from Realism, Portraits, Still Life, Abstract and Abstract Realism, Landscapes, Seascapes, and Sculpture. 2. SBIFF’s SANTA BARBARA FILMMAKER SERIES: SBIFF Education Center, 1330 State St. • We are featuring Ryan Slattery’s Crossing the Channel. With no wetsuit, no breaks, or physical support, Rachel Horn swims the Santa Barbara Channel to help the Special Olympics. Showtimes 5:30pm, 6:15pm, 7:00pm. Runtime: 25 mins 3. Santa Barbara Fine Art: 1321 State St. • Santa Barbara’s Premiere landscape artists and renowned marine mammal sculptor, Bud Bottoms

4. MAUNE Contemporary: 1309 State St. • Join MAUNE Contemporary 12. Sullivan Goss: opening reception for for their exhibition I Whitney Brooks Abbott: Field Notes HeART You! featuring new mixed media originals by one of today’s most recognized Pop/ Graffiti artists, Mr. Brainwash, and sought-after print works by Contemporary Masters, Alex Katz and Donald Sultan. 5. CPC Gallery: 36 East Victoria St. • Landscape artist Carol Talley presents Abstracted Landscapes. She aims to capture the essential form, color and gesture of place, and distill these elements into a compelling representation and revealing the vital core of a scene. Enjoy guitarist Chris Judge’s soulful music while sipping local wine from Stolpman Vineyards. 6. Legacy Arts Listening Room: 1230 State St. • Multi-talented artists Jimmi Z & Crispin Barrymore’s transcendental live music performance last month was a HUGE success! Get ready for more elevating and transformative sounds by yours truly with food & wine and all-around great energy only at Legacy Art SB. See you then! 7. Ensemble Theatre Company: 33 W Victoria St. • The Pianist of Willesden Lane: a young Jewish pianist faces Nazi ordinances in 1938 Vienna and London during the Blitz. Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek performs, sharing her mother’s survival tale through music. Enjoy buy one get one free tickets for the February 1st 7:30 pm performance at our ticket office. 8. PALMA Colectiva: 1221 State St. #24 • SEEN | UNSEEN with Max Gleason. Unseen energies surround us, connect us, pass through us and emanate from us. Art has the ability to render the

10. 10 West Gallery is showing new work

unseen seen—to make the invisible world all around us visible, via symbol and metaphor, offering unique access to a more expansive reality. 9. domecíl: 1223 State St. • Stop by to discover the peaceful paintings of artist Hilary Brock which capture the natural beauty of Santa Barbara and are meant to bring light to those that are weary, and need rest for their eyes, their minds and souls. 10. 10 West Gallery: 10 W Anapamu St. • WONDER: New work by ten contemporary artists. Abstract 31. Art & Soul is hosting Christopher Colvin: expressionism to Portraits and Abstracts surreal realism. Sculptures of stoneware, porcelain and fabricated steel. Figurative studies and tall gestural vessels. Step into a wonderland of artists’ imaginations! Through February 18. 11. Colette Cosentino Atelier + Gallery: 11 W Anapamu St. • Come experience Colette Cosentino Art + Lifestyle. A fresh curation of the mysterious and curious. A curated selection of artful things and vintage pieces. You’ll find fancy clothes, Mermaids disguised 5. CPC Gallery presents Abstracted as bottle openers, Landscapes by Carol Talley handmade Valentines, and seascapes with moody skies painted in oil. Treasures galore painted by Colette. 12. Sullivan Goss: 11 E Anapamu St. • Join us for the opening reception for the exhibition Whitney Brooks Abbott: Field Notes, the artist’s first solo show in 5 years. Also on view Sublime: Where Words Fail, and our Winter Salon. 13. Santa Barbara Museum of Art: 1130 State St. • Join SBMA for Family 1st Thursday in the Family Resource Center for a Teaching Artist-led activity from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Rediscover the

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22. El Presidio de Santa Bárbara: 123 E Canon Perdido St. • Presidio by Candlelight! Listen to Chumash stories by an open fire, see our Nihonmachi Revisited exhibit about Santa Barbara’s Japantown, learn about archaeological artifacts uncovered at the Presidio, enjoy music and dance of 1800s California, and more — all while enjoying free champurrado and freshly-baked goods.

ancient Greek myth of Medusa by drawing her portrait on sandpaper in colored pencil. Afterward, enjoy the galleries until 8 pm. All free! 14. Faulkner Gallery: Public Library, 40 E Anapamu St. • The Santa Barbara Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) conducts an annual juried Design Awards Program to honor architectural work in our community. The works will be on view in the Faulkner Gallery for the entire month of February and during the First Thursday Reception from 5:30-7PM. 15. Gallery 113: 1114 State St. • Members of the Santa Barbara Art Association exhibit here. Wendy Brewer is the Artist of the Month with mixed media mosaics. Featured artists are Mike Demavivas, Elizabeth Imperato, Kevin Akers, Deidre Stietzel, and Sandy Fisher. The group show includes work by some of our 500 members in various media. 16. Waterhouse Gallery: 1114 State St. #9 • The Gallery features figurative works, interiors, and cityscapes, by some of today’s finest nationally known local and Oak Group artists. Enjoy works by Ray Hunter, Derek Harrison. Wyllis Heaton, Camille Dellar, Ann Sanders, Thomas Van Stein, Nancy Davidson, Rick Garcia, Ellie Freudenstein, and Ralph Waterhouse.

23. The Blue Owl: 5 W Canon Perdido St. • The Blue Owl will present a jam on the first Thursday of each month. Hosted by guitarist Tony Ybarra, this Jam session will feature local jazz instrumentalists and vocalists. Backed by Santino Tafarella and Matt Perko, it will be a fantastic night of Jazz!

15. Gallery 113: Wendy Brewer, mixed media mosaics

24. The Eddy Corner Store: 137 E. De La Guerra St. • Join us at The Eddy for a neighborhood hang on Thursday, February 1st. We’ll be featuring natural wine and letterpress cards by Ashkahn and serving up tomato pie and fixings from Pinyon Ojai. A variety of local sweet treats will be available throughout the evening, and all ages are welcome. 25. Santa Barbara Historical Museum: 136 E De La Guerra St. • Enjoy access after-hours with wine and music while you explore our galleries, including our latest exhibitions, Seasonal Soirées: Santa Barbara’s Evening Couture 1880-1980, and California Missions by Edwin Deakin.

9. domecíl is shwoing the work of Hilary Brock

26. La Paloma Cafe: 702 Anacapa St. • Camila Uriegas, from Mexico City, draws inspiration from the unpredictable nature of the human condition. In her art, she intertwines opposing elements such as humor and seriousness, simplicity and complexity, joy and sorrow. Her work is a captivating exploration of the diverse and shared human experience, a kaleidoscope of emotions. 1. Voice Gallery: new original works by Santa Barbara Visual Artists during February

17. The Crafters Library: 9 E Figueroa St. • Stop by The Crafter’s Library for an evening of fun with crafting, cocktails and karaoke! You can let your inner child out or your inner diva out or both at this fun and free event (cash bar). 18. The Yes Store: 1100 State St. • Join us February 1st the month that celebrates Love! Enjoy beverages and snacks. Featured artist Erin Duffy Loves to paint and decided to paint on rocks to give life to inanimate objects!Looking for locally handmade gifts or something for yourself? Look no further than The Yes Store-Local Arts Gallery

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26. La Paloma Cafe presents Camila Uriegas

27. Paint at Paseo: 651 Paseo Nuevo, Center Court • Join us with Alisha, a Santa Maria-based artist who inspires others to express themselves creatively. Alisha will lead you through a 90-minute acrylic painting session designed for all ages and skill levels. All materials, including canvases, paints, aprons and brushes, are provided. Best of all, this monthly event is free! 28. Idyll Mercantile: 703 Chapala St. • This first Thursday we are celebrating THREE YEARS of business. Come dressed in your finest wilderness attire. We will have a DJ, libations and we hope to celebrate with you! 29. Elizabeth Gordon Gallery: 15 W Gutierrez St. • Join us for another exquisite art event featuring works by Sherri Belassen, David Matthew King, Rafael Gaete, Stanley Boydston, and many more. Experience a night of contemporary brilliance, complemented by delightful tunes, wine, and artisanal cheeses. Treat yourself to an unforgettable fusion of creativity and cultural richness.

6. Legacy Arts Listening Room: live music & food & wine!

19. Slice of Light Gallery: 9 W Figueroa St. • We welcome you to join us for a magnificent evening at our photography gallery, featuring the natural beauty of earth and space. Every piece is captured by Santa Barbara local, J K Lovelace. Enjoy fine wine as you explore our latest exhibit, All’s Well. 20. Peter Horjus Studio & Gallery: 11 W Figueroa St. (Walter Claudio Salon) • Peter Horjus’s new exploratory art distills his love for simple graphic design imagery, thoughtful typography, and his favorite design elements of scale, contrast and layered texture. Come for the bold art... and pretty good wine. Always a fun time! 21. Mary Kay West Fine Art: 3 W. Carrillo St. STE 209 • Award-winning artist and Artist Member 4. MAUNE Contemporary presents I HeART of the California Art Club Mary Kay West will You!, with new work from Mr. Brainwash, have an open studio and exhibit of current work Alex Katz, and Donald Sultan. featuring her renowned classical realist trompe l’oeil and bird compositions. She will also do a live painting demonstration from 6-7pm!

20. Peter Horjus Studio & Gallery: new exploratory art with graphic design, typography, and scale, contrast and layered texture

25. Santa Barbara Historical Museum’s latest exhibition, Seasonal Soirées: Santa Barbara’s Evening Couture 1880-1980

30. Riviera Beach House: 121 State St. • Be the first to enjoy our new Fall/Winter exhibition in partnership with Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. This first installation of the MCASB Satellite at Riviera Beach House features local artists Stephanie Dotson and Madeleine Eve Ignon. 31. Art & Soul: 116 Santa Barbara St. STE C • Enjoy live music, Fox wines, Nook nibbles, and the opening reception of Christopher Colvin: Portraits and Abstracts, featuring work from the Bust Collection previously shown in conjunction with the African Film Festival in Lincoln Center, NY. In the Funk Zone, through the patio at Lama Dog Tap Room.



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February 2, 2024

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The dramatic housing shortage in California affects millions of residents and leads thousands to homelessness. Experts will wrestle with some of our biggest challenges, from building affordable housing to creating pathways from homelessness to shelter and housing. The event will include an audience Q&A. LEARN MORE AT BIT.LY/RUPE-IHC


Former President and CEO, Union Rescue Mission



Policy Director, Terner Center for Housing Innovation, University of California, Berkeley

Senior Policy Director, National Homelessness Law Center

RASHEEDAH PHILLIPS Director of Housing, PolicyLink



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Presented by the UC Santa Barbara College of Letters and Science and co-presented by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center and Arts and Lectures. Made possible by an endowment from the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation

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