VOICE Magazine: February 24, 2023

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Enjoy an evening of cultural adventures – Map & Schedule 18 & 19 In This Issue Community News...... *4, 6, 12, 14, 15, 25 John Palminteri’s Community Voice 11 Daniel Kepl: Symphony Review 13 Sigrid Toye: SBIFF............................. 22 Robert F. Adams: SBIFF 22 Harlan Green: Economic Voice 23 Classifieds, Legals 23-25 Galleries & Art Venues..................33-35 * *Español y Inglés VOICE Magazine cover story see page 2 New Business De La Guerra
16 New funds to flow to
6 SBIFF It’s a wrap for the 38th
Great food and brew at the new Brass Bear Uptown! thanks to owners Seth and Lindsay Anderson
De La Guerra Plaza
Cover photo by Heidi Bergseteren
8 Art
an exhibition
Step Afrika! engages UCSB Arts & Lectures audience of all ages Waterhouse Gallery opens
Los Carneros Lake Walk by Ann Shelton Beth
Photo by David Bazemore
Calendar..27-30* Cinema.......31* www.voicesb.com February 24, 2023
A Midsummer Night’s Dream State Street Ballet Saturday, March 4, 7:30pm The Granada Theatre Tickets: www.GranadaSB.org
Dacia Romero Acosta received the Harriet Miller Youth Leadership Award, here with Yessica Acosta 17
Actress Rita Moreno . Photo by Sigrid Toye Photo courtesy of the City of Santa Barbara Photo courtesy of Brass Bear Uptown
Photo by Jay Farbman

State Street Ballet presents

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

NE MUST BE CAREFUL WHEN DEALING WITH DREAMS. In a dynamic night full of passion and mystery, State Street Ballet’s spring performance will pull guests into the undertow of Shakespeare’s storytelling, leaving them to question whether the events that transpired were reality or fantasy. Presented at 7:30pm on Saturday, March 4th at the Granada Theatre, those willing to dive into the dream world can enjoy A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The program opens with exciting works that showcase the contemporary diversity and cutting-edge style emblematic of the ensemble, beginning with Tango Rain. Choreographed by Artistic Director William Soleau, each of the

vignettes in this visually stunning piece tells a unique story, set to the sensuous Argentinian music of Astor Piazzolla.

“This program encompasses the broad range of our company’s repertoire, highlighting the choreographic work of Artistic Directors Rodney Gustafson and William Soleau,” said Rehersal Director Megan Phillipp. “It also includes an edgy and intense favorite from Kassandra Taylor Newberry, and a beautiful classical pas de deux that will wow the audience with its breathtaking lifts and dives.”

Fold, the perfect caricature of a poker game, by Kassandra Taylor Newberry, rounds out the first segment of the evening. Dynamic choreography, ingenious use of ordinary objects, and the toe-tapping rhythms of Hans Zimmer bring this thrilling work to life. It’s a highenergy performance that will have audiences on the edges of their seats wondering who will be the first to fold.

The evening’s main event is A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with music by Felix Mendelssohn and choreography by Executive Artistic Director Rodney Gustafson. It’s a story based on Shakespeare’s premise that “the course of true love never did run smooth.”

“My choreography presents Shakespeare’s renowned work in one act, making it accessible to

audiences of all ages,” said Gustafson. “I’m pleased to have the company perform it for our community, as well as for students participating in our outreach program. There is nothing more rewarding than bringing relevant works to the stage, particularly to students, and those who may experience ballet for the first time.”

Principal casting for A Midsummer Night’s Dream includes Nerea Barrondo as Titania, Harold Mendez as Oberon, Kaito Yamamoto as Puck, Sergei Domrachev as Bottom, Saori Yamashita as Peaseblossom, Herman Montenegro as Lysander, Deise Mendonça as Hermia, Marika Kobayashi as Helena, and Ryan Lenkey as Demetrius. This one-act version of the play takes place on a mysterious Midsummer’s Eve. The King of the Fairies calls on Puck to help him play a trick on his rebellious queen. Four young lovers who have run away to escape paternal authority stumble into the plot, and Puck makes both boys fall in love with

the same girl. The comedic tale of mischief, magic, and romance that follows transcends the worlds of mortals and fairies, including the queen’s infatuation with a halfman / half-donkey. In the end, it’s a whimsical and humorous homage to the transformative power of love, as Puck releases the characters from their enchantments.

Tickets are available through The Granada Theatre box office and online at www.granadasb.org.

Prices range from $38 to $106, with a discounted price of $26 for children 12 and under in select price zones. A student discount is also available for purchase in person, or by calling the box office at 805-899-2222.

As part of its outreach mission, the company is hosting a student event for this production on Friday, March 3rd. The in-theatre interactive program for participating Santa Barbara schools is funded by the California Arts Counsel, and the Performing Arts Scholarship Fund. In addition to watching a preview performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, students learn about the mechanics of a working theatre, the many artists who collaborate to create a production, dance history, and more. It’s a rich educational experience that also includes mini-dance lessons, and a hosted question-andanswer session.

State Street Ballet, now in its 28th year, is an internationally acclaimed dance company based in Santa Barbara, California, under the artistic direction of Rodney Gustafson and William Soleau. A pioneering collaborative that supports international ensemble members, the company consistently strives for new and innovative artistic opportunities to serve a broad audience. Each season is dedicated to bringing the highest standards of artistry and originality to tried-and-true classics, and creating innovative works that reflect the contemporary nature of the ensemble. Public performances, educational outreach, community partnerships, and training programs are fundamental to their mission, at home and on tour. www.statestreetballet.com

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Land Trust Launches Drive to Save Gaviota Overlook

THE LAND TRUST FOR SANTA BARBARA COUNTY is launching a public campaign to raise $750,000 to expand the Arroyo Hondo Preserve by protecting and incorporating a neighboring property known as Gaviota Overlook. The 48-acres of rolling hills along U.S. Route 101 State Scenic Highway is considered one of the most magnificent examples of rural, coastal Central California and one of the last to remain undeveloped in the southern region.

“This is the first new piece of conservation on the Gaviota Coast in fifteen years,” said Meredith Hendricks, executive director of the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County. “The Land Trust could not miss this opportunity to create more public access and expand environmental education programming, while setting the stage for a robust future Gaviota Coast trail network.”

Since the Land Trust purchased and established the Arroyo Hondo Preserve in 2001, more than 16,000 visitors have been welcomed to enjoy its trails, education programming, and thriving biodiversity. As well, over 26,000 local school children have explored the canyon through the Environmental Education Program—with demand increasing each year.

To be a part of preserving this special place, visit www.sblandtrust.org

Housing Authority Honors Good Samaritan Shelter

GOOD SAMARITAN SHELTER has been honored as the 2022 Outstanding Community Partner of the Year by the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara. The Housing Authority created this award as a way to recognize and thank charitable organizations for their impact.

Established in 1987, Good Samaritan Shelter provided temporary evening shelter for the homeless in various local churches. Its mission is to provide emergency, transitional and affordable housing with support services to the homeless and those in recovery throughout the Central Coast. Good Samaritan Shelter provides services to clients that are essential to the Housing Authority’s holistic service delivery approach. While the Housing Authority provides the housing or rental subsidy with landlords to individuals or families, Good Samaritan provides the initial services to connect them with HACSB and ensure they have the resources to remain stably housed. The award was presented by HACSB Executive Director and CEO, Rob Fredericks, to Sylvia Barnard, Executive Director of Good Samaritan, who accepted the award on behalf of the organization. The event took place on Monday, January 23, 2023 at the HACSB headquarters located at 808 Laguna Street in Santa Barbara. www.hacsb.org

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Over $1 Million Added to De La Guerra Plaza’s Revitalization

Construction Planned For Summer of 2024

WITH FINAL DESIGNS YET TO BE COMPLETED OR APPROVED by the Historic Landmarks Commission, the Santa Barbara City Council has voted to allocate an additional $865,088 to RRM Design Group for the continuation of its services in redesigning De La Guerra Plaza. This, joined by another $65,599 paid to Ann Kale Associates for lighting design, brings the third revitalization project’s cost to over $1.1 million.

“When you turn something over like a big blank slate to designers they can’t help themselves, they want to put in a whole bunch of features and furnishings and whatnot and then we tear a bunch of furnishings out because they got abused — I’ve been around long enough to have seen all that,” said Mayor Randy Rowse.

The vote passed unanimously, excluding Councilmember Mike Jordan, who was absent from the February 14th meeting. However, Mayor Rowse voiced strong concerns over proposed design components — namely the implementation of a bubbler fountain that locals could play in.

“As part of our presentation, I believe you’ll understand that in spite of the time it has taken for us to get here, we have more work ahead of us than behind us,” said Principal Project Manager Brad Hess to the City Council.

Efforts to redesign De La Guerra Plaza have regularly been entering public discourse for decades. This most recent undertaking began in early 2019 with the creation of a De La Guerra Plaza Revitalization Design Advisory Committee. Since then, the committee has performed community outreach, engaged with stakeholders, and met with the Historic Landmarks Commission to inform city staff and RRM Design Group as they continue developing the revitalization plan. The committee’s most recent meeting was held in August 2022.

Currently, the proposed revitalization plan includes removing the plaza’s grass and replacing it with a uniform-level surface of stone and brick. Mosaic and medallion designs will decorate the plaza, while in one area an inlaid, interactive bubbler fountain will shoot streams of water for passersby to play in. Tree wells with outdoor dining furniture and seating, subterranean trash receptacles, and a self-cleaning restroom are also included.

Vehicular traffic will be blocked from the plaza, with a stage erected adjacent to the Santa Barbara News-Press building to host community events such as Old Spanish Days. A new structure is proposed to be built behind this stage to act as a backdrop. The plan also outlines the revitalization of City Hall’s Anacapa entrance, including the installation of a drought-tolerant garden to educate visitors on environmental landscaping.

Lighting design elements will also be included. However, when Councilmember Kristen Sneddon inquired after a presentation of the plaza’s lighting concept, Hess explained that continual design changes have stalled the finalization of proposed lighting concepts. He added that lighting will be “part of the next wave of design iterations.”

Only Councilmember Sneddon and Mayor Rowse commented on the proposed design. Sneddon, who is the Chair of the De La Guerra Plaza

Revitalization Design Advisory Committee, praised the committee’s engagement with stakeholders such as Old Spanish Days and local businesses, as well as its joint sessions with the Historic Landmarks Commission.

She also highlighted the plaza’s proposed public art, which will celebrate Chumash heritage and culture, as well as the City Hall entrance redesign.

“I think it’s been a really collaborative process — it’s a large committee, and when we reach a consensus on certain items it’s pretty powerful in terms of the community that’s reached that point,” said Sneddon.

Mayor Rowse expressed strong reservations on multiple design components, emphasizing the negative optics of installing a bubbler fountain and that the limiting of vehicular access could negatively impact plaza businesses.

“I’m supporting the contract because we’re not debating design, and I wasn’t around for this last series of design iterations,” said Rowse.

Moving forward, the proposed De La Guerra Plaza Revitalization plan will go before the Historic Landmarks Commission for a concept review on March 1st.

According to Hess, the project hopes to receive final design approval from the commission this fall, with construction tentatively scheduled to start in June 2024. The revitalized De La Guerra Plaza is hoped to be completed in mid-March 2025.

The next Historic Landmarks Commission meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 1st. To learn more visit www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/HLC

To learn more about the De La Guerra Plaza Revitalization Project visit www.santabarbaraca.gov/projects/de-la-guerra-plaza-revitalization-project

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Photo courtesy of City of Santa Barbara De La Guerra Plaza is the site of many community protests, such as the 2022 rallies for Roe v. Wade, and August’s Old Spanish Day festivities The proposed concept plan presented at the February 14th meeting Photos by Daisy Scott

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band

From the heart of the French Quarter to the world’s stage, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band has spread the joyful, timeless spirit of true New Orleans jazz since 1961. The band is now embarking on the nationwide tour Pass It On – 60th Anniversary Musical Celebration, commemorating six decades of the Hall’s well-worn, well-loved space that’s physically small, but spiritually huge.

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punctuated with colorful outfit changes and joyful moments of audience interaction, The Step Afrika! dance company hit the stage at UCSB’s Campbell Hall on the evening of February 16th. Formed in 1994 by C. Brian Williams, Step Afrika! is the first professional dance company dedicated to stepping, a dance form originally created by Black students involved in Greek-letter organizations at Historically

Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

These nine fraternity and sorority organizations, known as the “Divine Nine,” are major figures in African-American and HBCU culture. Stepping began as a way for student members to express love, pride, and respect in their organizations. Thanks to Step Afrika!, stepping has evolved into one of the United State’s biggest cultural exports, touring more than 60 countries around the world.

Using their voices and bodies to make sounds including snaps, claps, slaps, and stomps, Step Afrika!’s dancers create what they described as a highly energetic, polyrhythmic, percussive dance form. Soon after the team hit the stage and delivered a fantastic number paying homage to the history and different styles of stepping, audience members were quickly invited to become part of the show and contribute their own physicality through cheers and claps.

“The more energy you give to us, the more we can give back to you,” stated one of the dancers.

The night included individual numbers, group performances, and even at one point a competition between the men and women of the Step Afrika! team. Known as the Step Afrika! step challenge, this performance was described to be like a traditional step show or competition, where members of the audience became the judges as dancers showed off styles of stepping practiced by members of the Divine Nine. Audience members roared with approval when the women dancers dropped into a split, delivering them the win for round one. The men found success in round two, with martial arts-inspired kicks and turns that

brought people out of their chairs with excitement. Round three brought audiences back to a central theme of Step Afrika!’s mission—both sides won because they perform better together than separately.

Despite the very intense and energetically demanding dances and movements in these performances, the smiles never dropped from the dancers’ faces, centering the performance in warm, jubilant energy. Step Afrika!’s dedication to preserving the jovial aspects of Black history has led them to become one of the top ten African-American dance companies in the US, and a staple in sharing Black culture with the world.

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Photos by David Bazemore The men and women of Step Afrika! competing during the Step Afrika! step challenge
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SB Zoo Mourns Loss of Beloved Giraffe

Cold, Wet Weekend for Central Coast

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST: Some significant changes in the weather will impact the Central Coast on many levels before the week is over and residents are starting to brace themselves for rain, snow, and very cold weather.

The National Weather Service says the blast of rough weather is coming down from Canada through California.

By the end of the week all areas should have visible snow either where residents live or in their range of viewing of nearby hills. The snow levels could be down to 1500 feet.

Rainfall totals will likely exceed an average of 2-4 inches between Wednesday night and Saturday afternoon, with clearing skies set for Sunday.

Cooler air and clouds are already starting to build and blustery conditions will add to the brisk feel in all areas.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH: Masai giraffe Michael died this week at the age of 16 at the Santa Barbara Zoo. The father of eleven with number twelve

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Zoo staff euthanized Michael after a long battle with arthritis and related health issues over the past year that significantly impacted his quality of life. Michael was well cared for as a geriatric giraffe with the zoo installing soft surfaces for aging joints, performing regular hoof trimming, and administering pain medications to keep him comfortable.

Visitors that engaged with the animal, shared memories, and staff that contributed to the long life and care of Michael will carry on the legacy of the Masai Giraffe.

Parks to get new turf thanks to Federal Funding

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH: The Actors Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson were honored Thursday night at the Arlington Theatre as part of the 38th Santa Barbara International Film Festival. They were presented with the Cinema Vanguard award.

An in-person conversation was held at The Arlington Theatre to discuss their careers,

including their performances in The Banshess of Inisherin.

The Cinema Vanguard Award recognizes actors that forged their own path in the industry by taking artistic risks.

Some previous winners of the Cinema Vanguard Award include Benedict Cumberbatch Michael B. Jordan, Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH: Fencing is up at Alameda Park in Santa Barbara where renovations are taking place funded by federal dollars from a COVID relief budget. The park was heavily used during the pandemic. Two other parks will also be upgraded with improved turf and recreational areas.

Informational signs in English and Spanish direct the public to web sites with details.

The city is using funding from the federal government through the American Rescue Plan Act that helps cities with services impacted by the pandemic.

In addition to new grass and over all turf improvements, there will be a more efficient irrigation system.

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Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara Welcomes New Board and Officers

THREE NEW MEMBERS and a new slate of officers will be leading the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara for 2023. In addition to the new members and President Eric Berg listed below, board officers include: Lauren Katz, Immediate Past President; Jillian Wittman, Vice President; Jeff Mintz, Treasurer; Ron Zonen, Secretary; and Joan Rothenberg, Member at Large. www.jewishsantabarbara.org

ERIC BERG is the founding partner of Berg Law Group, a boutique trial firm representing emerging and established companies and individuals in high-stakes matters throughout California. He is the past Board Chair of AntiDefamation League (ADL) Santa Barbara/Tri-Counties, as well as the former chair of its Civil Rights Committee. In 2012, Berg was presented with ADL’s Harter-Myerson Award in recognition of his service as an outstanding community leader. Berg earned his BA in Political Science from the UC San Diego in 1984, and his law degree from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in 1987. Berg and his wife, Shaunah, have two sons, Matthew and Henry.

JASON SALTOUN-EBIN is a licensed Real Estate Broker and attorney. He is the president of the Mission Canyon Association and an advisory board member of the AntiDefamation League (ADL), where he chaired the Civil Rights Committee. He is married to attorney Jessica Zetley, the Chief Counsel at Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families. They have three children who are all active with the Community Shul of Montecito and Santa Barbara. In his spare time, he can either be found on the tennis or pickleball courts.

DEBORAH SAMUEL has founded multiple successful companies, including 15 years at the helm of a custom home construction company and a senior downsizing and estate sales company in Santa Barbara. Prior to this endeavor, she held a career as an educator. In her spare time, Samuel volunteers with the Jewish Federation, and she and her wife Kelsey are active members at Congregation B’nai B’rith. She loves to spend time at the harbor sailing, staring at airplanes flying above, and escaping to Mammoth Mountain for outdoor excursions.

MICHAEL HOLLAND attended the City University of New York and studied engineering before moving to California in 1969. He began working in communications for the City of Los Angeles and other companies developing medical, communications, and television system devices. In 1989, he started his own company making television and satellite products internationally. He sold the company when he retired in 2012. After playing guitar in rock bands in the ‘60s, Holland began playing again 15 years ago and enjoys giving solo concerts for nonprofits and events. He and his wife Christine, a retired lawyer active in the arts locally, have lived on the Mesa for 20 years. Holland is also active with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

Jen Brown Elected to Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors

JEN BROWN, a now-retired attorney for over two decades, has joined the Board of Directors for the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. Brown earned her bachelor’s degrees in political science and communications at the University of Washington before earning a law degree at Gonzaga University School of Law. After serving as a law clerk at Snohomish County Superior Court in Everett, WA, she went on to work as associate attorney at the firm of Gardner Bond Trabolsi & St. Louis in Seattle, a partner at the global law firm Cozen O’Connor, and later as associate general counsel for Patriot National Insurance Group. In recent years she has supported education-based nonprofit organizations in Santa Barbara, Munich, Cape Town, and Seattle. www.sbscholarship.org

Housing Authority of the City of SB Hosts Young At Heart Senior Fair

CONNECTING SENIOR COMMUNITY MEMBERS WITH KEY RESOURCES, the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara (HACSB), in collaboration with its nonprofit affiliate, 2nd Story Associates, hosted its annual Young at Heart Senior Fair on February 9th at the Villa Santa Fe I senior affordable housing development. Open to Villa Santa Fe I and other senior HACSB residents, the afternoon promoted awareness of many local agencies.

“The event is in keeping with the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara’s longstanding commitment to providing the resources and support needed to enable local senior residents to experience a good quality of life,” said HACSB in a statement.

Participating service providers and agencies included Family Service Agency, Santa Barbara Public Library, Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics, Garden Court & Gardens on Hope, CommUnify, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Alzheimer’s Association, Independent Living Resource Center, Center for Successful Aging, California Phones, Hospice of Santa Barbara, and Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. The event was made possible with the support of a Santa Barbara Foundation grant. www.hacsb.org

Carpinteria City Manager Dave Durflinger Announces Retirement

AFTER OVER 20 YEARS OF ACTING AS CARPINTERIA CITY MANAGER, Dave Durflinger announced his retirement last month. His retirement will go into effect by the end of 2023. Under his leadership, the City has helped maintain Carpinteria’s identity as an important beach town and prepare it to navigate future challenges and changes.

“It has been my honor and privilege to serve the Carpinteria community for the past 24 years (in the role of City Manager since July 2001), and to work alongside such great people,” said Durflinger. “Any success that I have had I owe to the team—a team made up of dedicated staff members, City Council leaders and involved community members.”

Dave Durflinger

At the time of his announcement, the Carpinteria City Council had not announced a timeline for hiring a new City Manager. However, Durflinger has stated that he intends to allow time for overlap with his successor prior to leaving. www.carpinteriaca.gov

Fund for SB Funding Cycle Applications Open

APPLICATIONS FOR THE FUND FOR SANTA BARBARA’s spring funding cycle are open through February 27th. FUND staff is available to review proposed projects and provide feedback via email through Tuesday, February 21st at 5:00 pm. Contact grants@fundforsantabarbara.org to take advantage of this opportunity.

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Santa Barbara Symphony


Nir Kabaretti, Music and Artistic Director of the Santa Barbara Symphony, assembles his concert programs like a filmmaker, bringing disparate musical images together in spectacular sonic convergence around a single, profound trope. Kabaretti’s magical tour for the Symphony’s concert last weekend at the Granada Theatre pirouetted on the notion of transformation – sometimes obvious, often intangible.

Jazz saxophonist and internationally renowned jazz composer, Ted Nash, and the Josh Nelson Trio joined the symphony for the world premiere of Nash’s Transformation for Jazz Quartet and Orchestra. From earlier iterations, Transformation has now settled nicely into a suite in four sections, including a new Prelude, inspired by Scriabin’s Prelude, Op. 11, No. 1 for Piano; re-workings for full orchestra and jazz quartet of Dali from Nash’s Portrait in Seven Shades, composed for the Jazz

at Lincoln Center Orchestra some years back, and Dear Dad, kept from the earlier version of Transformation and re-orchestrated, with a video letter from his son. The last section, Wolfgang’s Samba, inspired by Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet, was also freshly composed for this world premiere.

Guest artists, including Santa Barbara Symphony principal pianist Natasha Kislenko, as well as jazz saxophonist Ted Nash, and the Josh Nelson Trio, gave Saturday night’s audience excellent wow value, with solid performances of Ernst von Dohnányi’s Variations on a Nursery Song, Op. 25 (1914), Richard Strauss’ tone poem Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24 (1888-89), Maurice Ravel’s Boléro (1928), and the world premiere of saxophonist/composer Ted Nash’s Transformation for Jazz Quartet and Orchestra.

Opening Saturday’s concert with Ernst von Dohnányi’s virtuoso transformation of the simple nursery song Twinkle Twinkle Little Star into an imaginative, no mind-boggling

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series of variations for piano and orchestra, pianist Natashia Kislenko was in her element, playing the work from memory and with gusto. Dohnányi’s brilliant orchestrations, his cheeky sense of humor, and take-no-prisoners pianistic bravado, made for good fun and colorful music-making. Kislenko’s clarity of articulation kept her role as cheerful protagonist consistently above the orchestral fray around her – virtuoso technique making for malleable musical magic. Kabaretti and the orchestra danced their part with jolly finesse. Sectional and ensemble cohesion and energy were appropriately de rigueur for this professional orchestra, but the Finale fugato took the piece over the moon. A wonderful performance all round.

Timbre the essence of clarified butter, technique as swift and light as butterfly wings (enjoy the mixed metaphor), Ted Nash is as advertised, one of the great jazz saxophonists of the 21st century. His solo passages on soprano sax (Prelude) were delicate in color and patrician in improvisational mastery. Ditto, his alto sax riffs (Dali). The Josh Nelson Trio – Josh Nelson piano, Luca Alemanno bass, Dan Schnelle drums – were a perfect ensemble match and foil for Nash’s jazz aesthetic. Each member of the trio offered solo moments that matched Nash’s in style and delicacy; all were equals in sophisticated jazz artistry. Maestro Kabaretti and the orchestra played Nash’s orchestrations with the panache of experienced studio artists, which many of them are.

After intermission, two works to show off

the orchestra itself as soloist, Richard Strauss’ powerful tone poem Death and Transfiguration and Maurice Ravel’s eponymous masterpiece of steady construction and heady chaos, Boléro. Kabaretti allowed the Strauss to speak expressively on its own account, without overindulging himself or the music – no easy discipline with such an emotionally charged and transcendental work of sonic art. It takes a seasoned ensemble of professional musicians to navigate Strauss’s orchestral description of death and beyond. The Santa Barbara Symphony acquitted itself, as audiences have come to expect, with finesse, energy, and tight ensemble discipline. First-class playing from all sections.

Ravel’s Boléro can easily become a bloody bore if not paced with steely precision and careful sound layering. It’s an extremely tricky work, particularly because of its deceptive simplicity. Wildly popular, it doesn’t help that most everybody in an audience knows the tune and will quickly discern the slightest lull in carefully notched intensity. Pacing – not too slow, not to fast, never erratic – is the secret and curse of the work. Kabaretti and colleagues know the piece, understand the potential problems, and gave Saturday’s audience a thrilling performance.

Daniel Kepl has been writing music, theatre, and dance reviews or Santa Barbara publications since he was a teenager. His professional expertise is as an orchestra conductor.

For more reviews by Daniel Kepl visit: www.performingartsreview.net

Knight Real Estate Group Of Village Properties Welcomes Team Member Gabriel Grandcolas

Santa Barbara native Gabe Grandcolas has joined Knight Real Estate Group of Village Properties, ready to give buyers and sellers the advice and support they need as they manage the complex decisions and life transitions related to residential real estate. Grandcolas, a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business (Cum Laude) and Santa Barbara High School, is especially well-positioned for the task thanks to his personal relationship to the region, his analytical ability, and his approachable demeanor.

Submissions are now open for VOICE Gallery’s April 2023 exhibition: Earth Dance

To participate: email up to three entries to artcall@voicesb.art by March 27th.

Include: Image, artist, title, material, dimensions, price Entry fee for accepted admissions: $40 1st piece; $35 2nd, & $30 3rd piece. All pieces must be wired or pedestal ready. Sales: 70% to artist / 30% to gallery.

Art Drop Off: Accepted art must be dropped off between 10am and 2pm April 2nd.

Exhibition Dates: April 3rd to 30th, 2023

Reception: 1st Thursday reception will take place April 6th from 5 to 8pm.

Juried and curated by Kerry Methner, PhD

Kelly Knight, founder of Knight Real Estate Group, said Grandcolas’ integrity and client-centric approach impressed her immediately. “Gabe will go to any length to ensure a client has what they need,” Knight said. “He really listens, and his attention to detail to ensure the best possible outcome no matter the circumstances make our clients feel instantly comfortable.”

“It’s a thrill to be able to work in the community I love,” Grandcolas said. “Through my time working with Kelly, I have learned firsthand how impactful agents are in the buying and selling process. Kelly’s dynamic clientele and sophisticated professional approach resonated with my interests and style. We both quickly recognized that we make a great team.”

Prior to joining Knight Real Estate Group in 2022, Grandcolas assisted Knight - a former business and real estate attorney who spent years practicing at a top area law firm - learning best practices of the real estate profession and earning trust among her clients. His creative problemsolving approach, tenacity and positive attitude make him equally adept at working with first time homebuyers or seasoned investors.

With Grandcolas’ assistance, Knight Real Estate Group successfully closed over $100 million in sales transactions during the past two years, and helped over 42 buyers and sellers navigate the area’s evolving real estate market. Knight Real Estate Group, founded in 2020, is part of Village Properties, with offices in Montecito, Santa Barbara, and Santa Ynez. The Group was the #1 producer in Village Properties’ Santa Barbara office for 2022, and the #3 producer company-wide.

For more info, visit www.KnightRealEstateGroup.com or call 805-895-4406 or visit www.VillageSite.com

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60 Years of SB Trust for Historic Preservation

THE 60TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SANTA BARBARA TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION happened on January 21st, 2023. For the first time since 2019, SBTHP members met in-person and voted to elect new members to the board for a three year term.

After the election, SBTHP presented community awards and certificates of appreciation. Elvira Tafoya received the Pearl Chase Historic Preservation and Conservation Award; the Main-Begg Farmhouse received the George and Vivian Obern Preservation Stewardship Award; Dr. Paul Mori received the Sue Higman Volunteer of the Year Award; Salvador Güereña received the President’s Award; and Healing Justice Santa Barbara, City of Santa Barbara Architectural Historian Nicole Hernandez, and Page & Turnbull received certificates of appreciation for their work in completing the Santa Barbara African American and Black Context Statement.

DR. SHELLEY BOOKSPAN, a graduate of one of the first classes of UCSB’s pioneering Public Historical Studies program, has had a multi-decade career as a professional consulting historian, based in Santa Barbara. In addition to having served as editor of The Public Historian and having developed the first undergraduate class in public history at UCSB, Dr. Bookspan founded one of the country’s first history-based companies, PHR Associates. She also founded the video production company, LifeStory Productions, Inc., which combined oral history interviewing with archival research and emergent digital production technology. For the last three years, Dr. Bookspan has served on SBTHP’s Development Committee.

MRS. MARIA ELENA OR “MIA” LOPEZ, is the Tribal Chair, Former Vice Chair; member and Tribal Representative of the Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation, administrative assistant at Wishtoyo Chumash Foundation, a Native led non-profit organization, liaison for the Tribe and the Cities of Santa Barbara & Goleta, the Counties of Santa Barbara and Ventura, NOAA and many Schools, Universities, State and Federal Organization. She maintains relationships wherever she goes. Her goal is to help her community heal themselves. By being a part of all these things, she can assure her community's cultural, and spiritual wellness. Mrs. Lopez, also the Board Chairwoman of the local American Indian Health & Services clinic, helps complete the circle of care for her community by bringing awareness to services that provide physical and mental wellness.

LENA MORÁN-ACERETO is the CEO and founder of Bridging Voices-Uniendo Voces, LLC, a consulting firm that focuses on language justice consulting interpretation and translation. Morán-Acereto holds a Master’s Degree in Education with an emphasis on Social Justice and Leadership from Antioch University Santa Barbara. In addition to her work with Bridging Voices-Uniendo Voces, Lena is a Senior Consultant at JONES Inclusive, Adjunct Faculty at Santa Barbara City College, as well as a member of the Equity Advisory Roundtable for the California Transportation Commission. In 2018, Lena received Congressional recognition for her work in coordinating providing language access services during and after the Thomas Fire and Montecito Mudslide disasters. MoránAcereto is a native of Mexico City, Mexico and currently a resident of Ventura County, CA where she lives with her husband, son and two dogs. www.sbthp.org

Annual Plane Pull on March 4th

ShelterBox - Meeting Needs Around the World

MORE THAN 400,000 PEOPLE ACROSS A DOZEN COUNTRIES have received aid in 2022 from ShelterBox, a record level of humanitarian aid provided by the global disaster relief organization. Aid packages were developed by working with affected communities to understand what they needed most. ShelterBox’s prepositioned aid enabled them to provide the most-needed combination of shelter and life-saving household items around the world, such as tents, tarpaulins, tool kits, blankets, mosquito nets, cooking sets, water carriers and filters, as well as cash when needed.

“Last year was a truly historic year for ShelterBox,” said Kerri Murray, president of ShelterBox USA, which is based in Santa Barbara. “We responded to devastating natural disasters and were able to scale up our operations to meet unprecedented needs. But 2022 also showed that the global displacement has reached historic levels. More than 100 million people have now been forced from their homes by climate-driven disasters and conflicts. The need for emergency shelter is constant and increasing, and we are working tirelessly to continue to expand our reach and help the most vulnerable.”

ShelterBox continues to work in conflict zones, which earned it nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 and 2019. Last year, that included programs in Ukraine, Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Syria, and Yemen.


Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara Reaches $10 Million Milestone

TEAMS OF 10 ARE INVITED to test their strength by playing a tug-of-war style game with a nearly 100,000 lb. Alaska Airlines E175 airplane. Hosted for the second year by Alpha Resource Center, teams compete by using a rope to pull the plane 20 ft. within the shortest amount of time. People of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate, and there will be a pilot in the plane’s cockpit to make sure that the plane stops once it reaches the 20 ft. marker. People interested in participating in the Plane Pull should contact Jeff Henson at jhenson@alphasb.org or by phone at (805) 683-2145.

MEMBERS OF THE WOMEN’S FUND OF SANTA BARBARA (WFSB) announced that its members will soon vote to distribute $925,000 worth of grants to local nonprofits this year, a record for the organization. This pool brings the total giving from WFSB to more than $10.4 million since the group formed in 2004.

“We’re delighted to be reaching this major milestone after another record-breaking year in generosity from our members,” said WFSB Board Chair Jamie Dufek.

The 1,200 members in the organization will vote in March to select the nonprofits that will receive funding from the grants pool. Voting is based on a ballot prepared by an all-volunteer committee that evaluates the operations and impact of each nonprofit. The results of the vote will be announced on May 9th at a Celebration of Grants event at the Marjorie Luke Theatre. www.womensfundsb.org


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New Members and First Emeritus for MOXI Board

MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM OF EXPLORATION + INNOVATION has appointed Graham Bell, Jamie Nash, and Kristen Nesbit as the three newest members of their Board of Directors. MOXI is also honoring Jill Levinson as the first emeritus board member for her dedication to service, and for creating an inspiring legacy that they hope others will follow. Additional new officers for 2023 include board chair Andy Winchester, vice chair Susan McMillan treasurer Justin Anderson, and secretary Kirsten McLaughlin. Alixe Mattingly, the immediate past chair and Kelly Almeroth, a member at large, are also members of the executive committee.

“Our board is growing with the right people at the right time,” said Robin Gose, President and CEO of MOXI. “Their experience and perspectives will help us navigate the challenges and opportunities ahead. This is an exciting time as we continue to dream up ways to build and enhance new STEAM experiences for families and curious minds of all ages.”

GRAHAM BELL is a senior vice president and private client advisor at Bank of America. His nonprofit interest began early in his career and continues as he assists clients in meeting their philanthropic goals. A Southern California native, Graham and his family moved to Santa Barbara in 2015 and enjoy time at the beach and sailing out of the Santa Barbara harbor.

KRISTEN NESBIT brings over 12 years of experience in finance, strategy, and operations in early stage, entrepreneurial environments, and global organizations. After earning her BS and MBA at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, Kristen spent her career in the Bay Area before relocating to Santa Barbara in 2021, where she enjoys spending time at the beach with her husband and daughters.

JILL LEVINSON is a Santa Barbara native. After earning her BA at Stanford University, she worked as a publicist and producer in the entertainment industry in San Francisco, most notably with Industrial Light and Magic, Lucasfilm, and her own production company, Big Fish Entertainment. She returned home in 2001 to start a family with her husband, Neil, and is happy to be raising her children in her hometown. At home, Jill spends her time cooking, hiking, reading, gardening, or curled up on the couch with a bowl of popcorn for family movie night.

JAMIE NASH (PHOTO UNAVAILABLE) is an experienced global marketing professional who most recently worked with Procore Technologies. Her career began with a White House internship, and she went on to develop and transform marketing teams. An alumna of UCSB, Nash returned to Santa Barbara in 2016 after traveling the world and working in San Francisco and New York City. Jamie has been active in the nonprofit world, including Hospice of Santa Barbara, Women in ETFs, American Society of Nephrology, and Kidney X. www.moxi.org

Capybaras Come to SB Zoo

TWO NEW CAPYBARAS MADE A CROSS-COUNTRY TRIP AND HAVE LANDED IN THE SB ZOO. All the way from the Montgomery Zoo in Alabama, siblings Antonio and Mirabel are currently in the process of getting acquainted with Poppy, the four-year-old capybara already at the SB Zoo. The pair were born on July 26th, 2022, and are part of a Species Survival Plan, and the Zoo hopes that the Antonio, Mirabel, and Poppy will form a nice herd together. Capybaras can be protective of their homes and need careful introductions to new herd mates, so Poppy will take turns in the habitat with Antonio and Mirabel until the group appears comfortable together.

“Antonio and Mirabel both have big personalities and even bigger appetites!” shared Zoo Manager Kristen Wieners. “They are very curious about staff and exploring new things, and we are really enjoying getting to know them!”

The largest rodents in the world, capybaras are semi-aquatic mammals native to Central and South America. www.sbzoo.org

Rincon Classic Winners Announced

EACH YEAR, THE SURFING COMMUNITY WAITS for the Rincon Classic, an occasion that has surfers eagerly awaiting the winter weekend where they can dive into the water and compete against each other on the waves. Side shore winds stopped the waves in their tracks on the morning of Saturday, February 10th, though conditions had improved by the afternoon. Sunday morning presented surfers with consistent 4-6’ waves. Every division was able to enjoy what some atendees were calling one of the best and cleanest days of the year.

Other highlights of the event included the daily Hydroflask beach clean ups where over 50 kids cleaned every piece of trash off the beach and Rincon, affectionately known as the “Queen of the Coast,” was left cleaner than before the event began.

The winners of each division are: Rincon Brewery Pro - Parker Coffin; U12 Gremlins - Dominic Arce; U14 Boys - Aiden Albada; U17 Juniors - Jak Ziets; Wahines - Jessie Engel; Open Mens - Pete Mussio; Open Womens - Maddie Malmsten; Masters - Javi Moreno; Grand Masters - Britt Merrick; Legends - Tony Degroot; Super Legends - Dave Johnson; Lady LegendsSimone Reddingious; Open Longboard -Raymond Sayles.

39 Nonprofits Receive Cultural Arts Grants

39 NONPROFITS HAVE BEEN SELECTED to recieve 2023 Cultural Arts Grants. Through funding from the City of Santa Barbara, the County of Santa Barbara, and the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation, these groups will be able to uplift and vitalize communities through art and cultural expression. The majority of applicants provide free arts services and programs that wouldn’t be possible without additional funding support, such as a revived Milpas St. Cinco de Mayo festival, a youth-led gang abatement ceramics program and a traveling Toyota van offering classical music concerts and instruments to schools. The grants are administered by the County Office of Arts & Culture through a longstanding City-County partnership model that earns additional state funding for the region. www.sbac.ca.gov

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Graham Bell Kristen Nesbit Jill Levinson Photo courtesy of Malmsten Photo courtesy of SB Zoo Capybara siblings Antonio and Mirabel Wahines winner Jessie Engel

Where Community Becomes Family

Brass Bear Uptown Opens


TOGETHER, Lindsay and Seth Anderson are on a mission to provide the ultimate community-focused dining experience. The owners of the Funk Zone’s Brass Bear Brewing, the couple has brought their popular craft beers, tasty American menu, and kid-friendly environment to the former location of Le Cafe Stella with Brass Bear Uptown.

“It really just comes from this true love for family, food, and getting together, and having a safe place and a comfortable place for people to meet up,” shared Lindsay.

“Hospitality is not just feeding people and giving them drinks,” added Seth. “We want them to leave happier than when they came in. Food and drinks are an easy way to do that, but it’s also about the people and interactions you have when you’re here, and the attachment you have to the spot.”

A series of adventures guided Lindsay and Seth on their path to becoming brewers and restaurateurs. Originally from Santa Barbara, Lindsay met Seth while living in New York City, where they worked in marketing and finance. Their first Christmas together, Lindsay bought a home brewing kit, kickstarting a new interest that paired well with their passion for cooking together on the weekends.

After taking a cross-country road trip through America’s national parks, the couple knew they had to pursue their longtime dream of making California their home. They quit their New York jobs and joined Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms, a program that provided the couple food and lodging in exchange for working on participating farms.

“We only worked on dude ranches, breweries, and wineries, because those are our passions,” explained Lindsay.

In working with family-run farms in South Africa, Australia, London, and New Zealand, the Andersons grew motivated to launch their own family-owned restaurant. They moved to Santa Barbara and, in 2016, opened Brass Bear Brewing in the Funk Zone.

Brass Bear Uptown carries the same welcoming atmosphere as its Funk Zone sister while providing a more upscale ambiance, courtesy of its hilltop location’s gorgeous mountain views and sleek interior designs. A children’s play area, complete with toys and a slide, is a highlight for the younger set and invites parents to enjoy a night out with their children.

Fire pits and more intimate indoor seating are also

available for parties of friends or couples enjoying date nights. There are also two adjacent indoor dining areas that are available for weddings, parties, and other special events.

As with the Funk Zone location, Brass Bear Uptown offers the Andersons’ signature craft beers, as well as rotating taps, wines, and cocktails. This is paired with an expansive menu of familiar favorites, such as grilled cheese sandwiches, burgers, skewers, potato croquettes, and fish & chips, which is beer-battered with Brass Bear’s lager. Vegetable-forward options include beet salad and butternut squash soup, with a kid’s menu of mac n’ cheese, hot dogs, and more.

The coming months will bring comedy, trivia, and movie nights to Brass Bear Uptown, as well as a brunch menu. Updates will be posted on the restaurant’s Instagram page at @brassbearbrewing.

Open 12pm to 8:30pm Su, Mo, We, Thu (closed Tu); 12pm to 9:30pm Fr & Sa • 3302 McCaw Ave. • www.brassbearbrewing.com

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Photo courtesy of Brass Bear Uptown Owners Seth and Lindsay Anderson with their children

Community Members Making a Difference

Downtown Santa Barbara Hosts

SANTA BARBARA’S VIBRANT SENSE OF COMMUNITY was on full display when Downtown Santa Barbara hosted its annual Awards Breakfast on February 15th. Held at El Paseo Restaurant, dozens of local government officials, business people, and community members gathered to enjoy the morning and honor those individuals, businesses, and organizations who strive to make Santa Barbara a better place to live.

“Our community has a lot to look forward to,” shared DSB Executive Director Robin Elander. “I’m excited to highlight some of those major contributions to our downtown community...”

Elander outlined the organization’s accomplishments over the past year, including the launch of monthly downtown block parties, a new concert series, and October’s “ARTOBER” programming. Additional highlights included the recent arrival of Dignity Moves’ new transitional living facility, which is already assisting community members experiencing homelessness.

Mayor Randy Rowse kicked off the awards ceremony by presenting the Harriet Miller Youth Leadership Award to Santa Barbara High School senior Dacia Romero Acosta. Demonstrating that community involvement can begin at any age, Acosta is an ambassador at Cottage Health, where she provides comfort to patients and families. She is also involved in AVID, National Honor Society, SBHS’s Ethnic Studies club, and much more.

“If each one of us puts in our little grain of sand, we’re going to see great things in life,” shared Acosta.

Continuing this theme of giving back, the George Gerth Volunteer of the Year award was presented to Douglas Washington, who has for the past ten years volunteered with holiday parades, 1st Thursday events, downtown block parties, and more.

Women’s Economic Ventures accepted the Business Champion of the Year Award to resounding applause. A local resource for over 30 years, WEV has supported dozens of aspiring business owners, including many WEV graduates in attendance at Wednesday’s breakfast. Recently, WEV opened up a new facility in downtown Santa Barbara, allowing the organization to expand its programming.

“One of the greatest things about it is it has a community room,” said WEV CEO Kathy Odell about the new space. “And that community room is where we do our training...but the best part is, it’s open to all

of you. So when you have events that you need to sponsor, we welcome you into Women Economic Ventures’ house.”

The Entrepreneur of the Year award was presented to John Burnett, who owns and runs one of La Arcada’s most popular attractions, Hook & Press Donuts, with his wife, Denisse Salinas. Serving up innovative donut flavors such as everything bagel, bananas foster, and pomegranate rose old-fashioned, this gourmet hotspot has almost daily lines stretching out the door.

“The reason I started this business is because I love what I do, people love what I do,” said Burnett. “It was something that I felt like this community needed — more family-oriented places for the kids and definitely dogs — and we’re just so excited.”

The morning ended on a heartwarming note as Jeff Shaffer was named the Citizen of the Year. A stalwart advocate for individuals experiencing homelessness for 17 years, Shaffer’s work has encompassed grassroots activism as well as organizations such as SB ACT and City Net. Currently, he is teaching Westmont College students and working to reduce human trafficking countywide.

“My work around homelessness is dedicated to my friends and trying to better their lives, trying to solve homelessness,” shared Shaffer. “It’s all of us together that’ll really help make that happen.”

To learn more visit www.downtownsb.org

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Photos by Jay Farbman Annual Awards Breakfast Robin Elander, WEV Small Business Funding Officer Martha Quintero, WEV CEO Kathy Odell, WEV COO Nicki Parr, and Anne Petersen Dacia Romero Acosta, Harriet Miller Youth Leadership Award winner, and Yessica Acosta John Burnett, owner of Hook & Press Donuts and Entrepreneur of the Year Douglas Washington, Volunteer of the Year Robin Elander, 2023 Citizen of the Year Jeff Shaffer, and Anne Petersen Guests enjoyed a delicious breakfast courtesy of El Paseo


Santa Barbara’s Cultural Night Downtown

March 2nd 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: Spring Magic : Silo118’s premier satellite show at Voice Gallery. A curatorial collaboration with Om Bleicher, of bG Gallery Santa Monica, showing artists that explore a magical realism for the changing season. Featuring Allois’ old master style painting with contemporary mythology from her floating world universe, Ryan Schude’s large scale works with Americana flare with a touch of the absurd and Gregory Horndeski’s applied mathematical musings on the state of reality.

2. SBIFF’s SANTA BARBARA FILMMAKER SERIES: SBIFF Education Center, 1330 State Street This month we are featuring Gareth Kelly’s LOCALS ONLY . Facing demolition, a tiny British cocktail pub’s local regulars in Santa Barbara unite in their efforts to save it. Showtimes every 30 minutes 5:30pm through 7pm. Runtime: 13 mins

3. SANTA BARBARA FINE ART GALLERY: Santa Barbara‘s premier landscape artists and marine sculptures by Bud Bottoms. Live painting demos by pastillist, Linda Mutti and oil painter, Rololfo Ridademar Fun! Wine and champagne served.

4. MOSAIC ARCHITECTS & INTERIORS: Mosaic Architects & Interiors invites you to their studio and gallery opening. Sip some sparkles while browsing vibrant and contemporary works by painters Will Day, Danielle Hatherley, and Michael O’Guinn. Also featuring colorful custom rugs by Emma Gardner.

5. ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY: Ensemble Theatre Company invites you to tour The New Vic. We will be hosting tours of out theater at 5pm, 5:15pm, 5:30pm and 5:45pm. Learn about the history of the building, the project that turned it into a state-of-the-art 296 seat theater in downtown Santa Barbara and some interesting facts about theaters and how they work.

6. LEGACY ART SANTA BARBARA: Self - Community - The World: This is our crescendo and finale of the exquisite works by Susanne and Carroll Barrymore. We thank our neighbors in Santa Barbara for your warm welcome to our gallery and for the opportunity to uplift artists in our community. Please keep your eye out for new artists and events from www.createlegacyart.com

7. LONETREE: We moved! Please join us to celebrate our new location at 1221 State St. #14! We will have new local art, mirrors, rugs, vases/planters and lighting on display. Come and browse our furniture and gifts as well. As always, Kompas Wine Club will be pouring some great wines to taste.

Tamsen Gallery invites locals to explore the vibrant works of artist Robert W. Firestone

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8. DOMECIL: Domecil showcases the artwork of local contemporary multimedia artist Nancy Heffron. Heffron creates bold and optimistic works using collage containing a variety of color and patterned paper. Also, don’t miss an author’s talk by local author Clara Oropeza, Ph.D. who will discuss her book Anais Nin: A Myth of Her Own beginning at 5:30.

9. 10 WEST: Food For Thought, an exhibition of new work by 11 contemporary artists from the Santa Barbara area. Figurative and abstract sculpture in both stone and clay. Paintings of many styles from urban realism to hard edge color field to expressive abstraction.

COLLETTE CONSTINTINO: Colette Cosentino celebrates 5 years at 11 West Anapamu Street! The paintings on display have been held in secret and they come to light to commemorate the artist’s work over the last 20 years. The series of paintings are part of a larger work entitled, “Otherland,” an imaginary place where many adventures happen, despite their serene appearance.

10. SULLIVAN GOSS: Sullivan Goss celebrates Women’s Month with an exhibition of Surrealist Women. Works from 1934 - the present will be on display examining the history of women’s contribution to Surrealist painting. Also on view, Lynda Weinman & J. Bradley Greer, and The Winter Salon.

11. SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART: Join SBMA for Pop-Up Opera with Opera Santa Barbara in the Museum galleries at 5:30pm and Family 1st Thursday in the Family Resource Center for an architectural impression art activity inspired by Out of Joint: Joan Tanner 5:30–7:30pm. Afterward, enjoy the galleries until 8pm. All free!

12. GALLERY 113: Members of the Santa Barbara Art Association exhibit their original art here in different media. The Artist of the Month is Alvaro Maestro and the featured artists are Bonnie Butler, Sandy Fisher, Deirdre Stietzel, and Julianne Martin.

13. WATERHOUSE GALLERY: 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.

14. THE YES STORE: Yes Store is transitioning from seasonal to year-round! Please join us March 2nd for our grand re-opening. Experience local hand-made arts, crafts, custom fine jewelry, fused & blown glass, graphics, ceramics & woodworking, leather and more. Enjoy tasty snacks and beverages while listening to live music by the Summerland Band.

15. THE CRAFTER’S LIBRARY: The Crafter’s Library is thrilled to be partnering with Images by Valerie to provide professional portraits during the 1st Thursday Artwalk! You will be able to have your portrait taken in front of three different backdrops, including our gorgeous book wall! The session includes one portrait with the option to purchase more. This is a first come, first serve event, so make sure you register and show up early! There will also be tasty treats and drinks for purchase.

16. PETER HORJUS: Peter is looking forward to summer, with paintings of watermelons, swimmers diving and good ol’ cannonball splash fun.

17. TAMSEN GALLERY: Please join us at Tamsen Gallery to celebrate the vibrant work of artist Robert W. Firestone. From vivid abstracts printed on glossy acrylic to geometric cityscapes laser cut from metal to dynamic portraits printed on canvas, Tamsen Gallery offers a rich visual experience in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara.

18. SUNKISSED PANTRY: Join Sunkissed Pantry for an artistic evening featuring local artist Cat Craig from Sunrise Via Lola and local potters from Jolly Tree mixing sustainability and the arts, along with wines and small bites.

19. BLUE OWL: 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!

20. FREQUENCY WINES: Join us on our Historic Presidio Patio to experience energized wines, relax with live music, and enjoy tasty bites while supporting the community. In honor of Women’s History Month featured art, music, and food will be provided by female-owned businesses. 10% of sales will be donated to Domestic Violence Solutions.

21. LA PALOMA CAFE: Born in Santa Barbara, California, into a family of naturalists, fishermen, and marine biologists, Kelly has been undoubtedly influenced by the outdoors. Her self-taught artistic journey has been a melding of her passion for creativity, education, & the natural world.

22. SANTA BARBARA HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Memories of Mountain Drive: Santa Barbara’s Bohemian Community: In the late 1940s a unique community began to form in the South Coast foothills. Through works of art, photographs, written and recorded personal reminiscences, the Historical Museum presents the story of the flowering of this enclave of free spirits which took its name from the road which wound through its heart: Mountain Drive. Clarence Mattei: Portrait of a Community: Portraitist Clarence Mattei (18831945) captured notable figures on the local, national and international stages. He had deep roots in the county; his father, Felix, founded the famed Mattei’s Tavern in Los Olivos. After time spent in Paris and New York City, Mattei returned to Santa Barbara where he became an important member of the arts scene.

STATE STREET PROMENADE MARKET: 800 Block of State St • Join us every 1st Thursday at the State Street Promenade Market (3 - 8pm) to check out great local artists and vendors, plus enjoy food from surrounding restaurants, live performances, and interactive activities.

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JAMS and FLIGHT 805 will perform live, rocking sets on the 800 Block of State Street. Discover the world of landscape paintings at Santa Barbara Fine Art’s reception, including Coast Cowboy by Frank Serrano H onor Women’s History Month when Sullivan Goss presents its newest exhibition of Surrealist Women Celebrate 5 years of Collete Constintino with a showcase of paintings that have until now been kept secret Lights! Camera! Action! Cheer on a community as they try to save a local pub when the SBIFF Education Center screens LOCALS ONLY The creative mind of Joan Tanner is on full display at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art! Also enjoy a pop-up opera performance and free art activities Clarence Mattei: Portrait of a Community is now on display at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum! Do you recognize anyone?

Tree-of-the-Month, February 2023

Black Acacia Acacia

many other common names, including Australian Blackwood, Blackwood, Hickory, Mudgerabah, Tasmanian Blackwood, and Blackwood Acacia.



EVERGREEN TREE, which is not only attractive but quite useful in the landscape. It can planted as a single specimen tree, to provide needed shade – or can be planted in groups or in a formidable hedge, to provide screening and privacy.

It is fast-growing – rising upwards several feet per year – to a height of 40 to 50 feet with a spread of 20 to 40 feet. When young, it has a distinctively pyramidal shape with a straight single trunk bearing evenly spaced branches. As it matures, its crown will broaden, and several additional trunks can develop.

The canopy has dense foliage comprised of lanceshaped leaves (two- to five-inches long and ½ to one- inch wide) that are curved or sickle-shaped and have three to five prominent longitudinal veins; these are a shiny light-green when young and turn a dark flat-green with age. The “leaves” are actually modified stems, called phyllodes or petioles, that function like leaves for photosynthesis. The juvenile phyllodes of seedlings and of very young trees can be quite different from adult foliage, in that they have very finely divided and fern-like bipinnate leaves.

The flower-bearing stems, called inflorescences, develop from the bases of the phyllode stems.

From February through April, creamy-white flowers cover the crown prolifically, blooming in groups of two to eight on axillary racemes. The flowers are “perfect,” meaning both male and female reproductive parts are found in each flower. Surprisingly, what appears to be a tiny spherical flower (¼ to ½ inch in diameter) is actually a densely-packed cluster containing 30 to 56 even tinier individual flowers! The hairy texture of each sphere is the result of the hundreds of male stamens that protrude from these diminutive flowers. The flowers are happily pollinated by both our native bees and by domesticated honeybees, which are attracted to and feed

on the sweet-smelling pollen and nectar.

After pollination, the flowers produce smooth green seed pods (two- to five-inches long and ¼ to ½ inch wide), which, as they age, twist and coil and turn reddish-brown. Each seed pod is constricted around the seeds that are arranged in a single row within the pod. The small black seeds (1/8 inch long) are encircled with a pink to red wormlike structure that attaches to it. The tasty seeds are eaten by animals and birds or gathered in garden waste, and are thereby easily disseminated. Seeds will germinate quickly but only after scarification - by being exposed to fire or through hot water soaking.

On young trees, the bark is light gray and finely fissured; on mature trees, it turns dark gray to black and is deeply fissured vertically and often scaly. Younger branches are smooth and greenish colored.

Black Acacia is endemic to Australia, in a relatively narrow band stretching along the east and southeast coastal plains - and to Tasmania, along the east coast from sea level to 3,500 feet.

It is probably the best and most popular of the tree Acacias. Certainly, it was one of the first Australian trees to be introduced to California and has been planted in the Santa Barbara area since the late 1800s.

Its botanical name is Acacia melanoxylon. The genus name, Acacia, is Latin but was derived from the Greek word, “akakia,” meaning “Egyptian thorn acacia.” The specific epithet, melanoxylon, comes from the Greek words melas, meaning “black”, and “xylon” meaning “wood”, and refers to its remarkably dark wood.

In the United States, it is most commonly known as Black Acacia. In its homelands, it has

In our area, Black Acacia is planted primarily as a medium to large landscape tree and to form thick privacy screens. It is an excellent background planting, since it blends in well with more decorative ornamentals and with our native plants. Importantly, it grows well beneath our non-native Eucalyptus trees. It should be noted that it is a medium- to short-lived tree; it can live to 80 years of age but will begin to show signs of decline after 50 to 60 years.

It should be planted in full sun, in a space that will accommodate its ultimate size, and with good drainage. It can tolerate a variety of soils. When established, it is quite drought resistant and is mostly pest- and disease-free. It requires very little maintenance; however, some pruning is necessary to attain and maintain a desired size and shape. It is cold hardy to 15 degrees F. and does well in both high heat and coastal conditions.

Unfortunately, it does have an aggressive surface root system that can push up hardscape. Root sprouts that can occur some distance from the tree can be easily pulled up. The problem of invasiveness that has been reported in wetter areas does not seem to be an issue in our drier Mediterranean climate.

The Black Acacia is prized for its fine-grained dark wood, which is very similar to black walnut (Juglans nigra). It is used in building fine cabinetry, boats, and musical instruments - it has been found to be a good substitute for koa (Acacia koa) for ukuleles. It is popular with our local woodworking artists who create beautiful carved sculptures and decorative turned bowls from it.

Mature Black Acacias can be seen in many locations in our community: along Por La Mar Drive adjacent to Pershing Park; at the southwest corner of Nopal and Cota Streets; at the southeast corner of Nopal and Canon Perdido Streets; and, in yards and gardens all around town.

Tree-of-the-Month articles are sponsored by Santa Barbara Beautiful, whose mission includes increasing public awareness and appreciation of Santa Barbara’s many outstanding trees and, in a long-time partnership with the City Parks & Recreation Department, the funding and planting of trees along the City’s streets.

Those who wish to honor a special someone can do so with an attractive commemorative marker that will be installed at the base of an existing street tree in the City of Santa Barbara. Because Santa Barbara Beautiful has participated in the planting to date of over 13,000 street trees, there are plenty of trees from which to choose! Application forms are available at www.sbbeautiful.org

Commemorative Tree Plaques... Great Gifts & Great Memories

Designate a tree as a tribute to a family member or friend.

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For more information visit: www.sbbeautiful.org/commemorativetrees.html

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Resistance Is Futile

New antibiotic cures superbugs without bacterial resistance



FOR THE TREATMENT OF SUPERBUGS, a new class of antibiotics was developed that cured mice infected with bacteria deemed nearly “untreatable” in humans — and resistance to the drug was virtually undetectable.

Developed by a research team of UC Santa Barbara scientists, the study was published in the journal eBioMedicine. The drug works by disrupting many bacterial functions simultaneously — which may explain how it killed every pathogen tested and why low-level of bacterial resistance was observed after prolonged drug exposure.

The project was led by professors Michael Mahan, David Low, Chuck Samuel and their research team, Douglas Heithoff, Scott Mahan, Lucien Barnes and Cyril George. Additional contributors include professors Guillermo Bazan (UC Santa Barbara) and Andrei Osterman (Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute).

The discovery was serendipitous. The U.S. Army had a pressing need to charge cell phones while in the field — essential for soldier survival. Because bacteria are miniature power plants, compounds were designed by Bazan’s group to harness bacterial energy as a “microbial” battery. Later the idea arose to re-purpose these compounds as potential antibiotics.

“When asked to determine if the chemical compounds could serve as antibiotics, we thought they would be highly toxic to human cells similar to bleach,” said Mahan, the project lead. “Most were toxic — but one was not — and it could kill every bacterial pathogen we tested.”

What makes the drug unique is the failure of bacteria to become resistant to it. And bacterial resistance is typically a major barrier to antibiotic development since it limits a drug’s potential value in the marketplace.

“The key finding was that bacterial resistance to the drug was virtually undetectable,” said lead author Heithoff. “Most drugs fail at this stage of development and never get to clinical practice.”

The antibiotic has a unique mechanism of action. Contrary to most drugs (like penicillin) that target a specific germ function, the new drug targets many functions simultaneously.

“The drug appears to affect the bacterial membrane which, in turn, disrupts multiple bacterial functions,” explained Low, the co-project lead. “This may account for the broad-spectrum antibacterial activity and low level of bacterial resistance.”

“This class of antibiotics has potential as a new versatile therapy for antimicrobial resistant pathogens,” Samuel said.

Additional drug safety and efficacy studies will need to be conducted to fully understand the clinical benefits and risks before the drug can be used in clinical practice.

The study, “A Broad-spectrum Synthetic Antibiotic That Does Not Evoke Bacterial Resistance,” was supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Army Research Office via the Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies (ICB) cooperative agreement and contract.

The research was funded via a $4 million Congressional addition that Representative Salud Carbajal was able to add to the FY20 Defense Appropriations Bill for the UC Santa Barbara ICB.

Ted Nash At The Symphony’s Apéritif Series

SEA BREEZES AT SUNSET in the Goleta foothills with jazz, food, and friends was the draw when the Santa Barbara Symphony hosted an “aperitif” concert to the Symphony’s weekend concert pair starring jazz great Ted Nash and the Josh Nelson Trio.

“This is for introducing our guest artists… but, more than that… to show the diversity we operate with. Having Ted Nash and the Josh Nelson Trio in most places would go under pops, but here it is not. Now we know that the symphony thinks anything that is good with the symphony, should be in the same program,” commented Symphony Maestro Nir Kabaretti to the intimate audience.

The music lovers and symphony supporters gathered at Sage Hill Ranch, the home of John Whitehurst, to sip wine, discuss improvisation, and listen to jazz in anticipation of the premiere of Nash’s composition, Transformation. The piece was orchestrated and illustrated as a commission for the Santa Barbara Symphony.

Mikki Audina and Nancy Golden serve as the Symphony’s 70th Anniversary Aperitif’s committee chairs.

The next concert Apéritif evening will be held on March 30th at 4:30pm and will feature Jon Lewis, principal trumpet for the Symphony.

For more info contact: Julie Askew, jaskew@thesymphony.org

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David Low Charles Samuel From left to right: Michael Mahan, Scott Mahan, Douglas Heithoff, and Lucien Barnes A new antibiotic cured mice infected with bacteria deemed nearly “untreatable” in humans — and resistance to the drug was virtually undetectable. Pianist Josh Nelson, Saxophonist Ted Nash, and Bassist Luca Alemanno Photo by John Whitehurst Photo by Priscilla ©PhotosByPriscilla2023 Photo by Priscilla ©PhotosByPriscilla2023 Photo by Priscilla ©PhotosByPriscilla2023 Janet Garufis and John Whitehurst Pianist Josh Nelson, Maestro Nir Kabaretti, Singer Kristen Lee Sergeant, and Bassist Luca Alemanno Nancy Golden, Kim Kebler, Kristen Lee Sergeant, and Eric and Anne Capogrosso

of the Year

Field & McDonagh: Outstanding Directors

ARGUABLY THE MOST COMPLEX FILMS and the most celebrated films from last year include Tár, directed by Todd Field and starring a cast headed up by Cate Blanchett, and The Banshees of Inisherin, directed by Martin McDonagh starring the Irish actors Collin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. Both films were written and produced by their respective directors and both work somewhat independently, outside of the mainstream of Hollywood. Both films are singular works and exquisitely filmed on locations far away from California. Seats at the Arlington Theatre filled as as the audience filed in to watch what could be considered a seminar about clever film storytelling. Filled with wry humor and surprises, the evening offered information to the roads less traveled taken by both directors. In common, an essential linkage to character and location as well as the finely tuned and deliberate performances from their casts.

After a welcoming intro from Fest leader Roger Durling, and a round of thank-yous and introductions for interviewees by emcee Scott Feinberg, the knowledgeable editor at the Hollywood Reporter, Tár director Todd Field, dressed in casual baseball gear stepped on stage. He is receiving kudos this season for his first film in 16 years. Modest and unassuming, Field has directed one

of the key art films this year. It’s a film that is about art as well as artfully accomplished. Tár is essentially a psychological thriller in the realm of Stanley Kubrick films such as Eyes Wide Shut (that Field appeared in as an actor) and focuses on the self-destructing career of a fictional female conductor who thrives in the bubble, the elitist realm of a Berlin orchestra. Kubrick’s influence is apparent as in some of the compositions of figures within the settings, whether a modern music box, a brutally modernist garden apartment, or a graffiti strewn urban passageway. There are also visual surprises within the story that echo some of Kubrick’s last films. Throwing off the mantle of being a performer, Field has moved into filmmaking, and his experience as a performer elevates the performances in his rare films, including the celebrated In the Bedroom from 2001 featuring Sissy Spacek, Tom Wilkinson, and Marisa Tomei, and Little Children starring Kate Winslet in 2006.

Throughout the interview, Field mentioned the difficult process of developing a drama film and actually getting it made as he had attempted to develop at least four studio projects in the intervening years between Little Children and Tár. He also mentioned he was close friends with the celebrated writer Joan Didion, the recently passed writer, saying, “she was a great mind.” Of working closely with Cate Blanchett he revealed, “She showed up on the first day of filming, having memorized the whole script, like a Shakespeare play, all the dialogue and stage directions….my work with her was prepared, but nimble to be a the point of perception to make very tiny adjustments…she was a very good dance partner.”

Following this, director Martin McDonagh, clearly energetic and stylishly dressed was welcomed to the interview’s living room set. He spoke about his background as a playwright. His career

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Vanguard Awards

THE ARLINGTON THEATER WAS ABUZZ WITH ANTICIPATION on Thursday, February 16th for the Vanguard Award Ceremony honoring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as actors who have forged their own path, taking artistic risks and making a significant and unique contribution to film. Both have been nominated for an Academy Award for their work in The Banshees of Inishein. Joining them on Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Red Carpet that evening was a surprise appearance by actor Chris Pratt and legendary actress Rita Moreno. What a treat that was!

Following the red carpet SBIFF’s Executive Director Roger Durling guided the honorees into the theater as the public took their seats. Welcoming the evening’s attendees, Durling stated,” Gleeson and Farrell’s careers have been exemplary … quite a treat for us to get to celebrate them together.” He then introduced moderator and host of Turner Classic Movies Dave Karger who treated the audience with a montage of clips from the honoree’s outstanding performances both together and separately. At the house lights came on Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson were introduced to a huge round of appreciative applause.

Directed by Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inishein tells the story of two friends, one of whom decides to terminate a longstanding friendship as pub buddies and sometime companions. Their fraught relationship might be an example of the challenges faced by Everyman who has to wrestle with themselves and others –despite differing lifestyles and viewpoints – as they stumble through the many unpredictable paradoxes and absurdities of life and living. The setting and backdrop of the film itself presents a visual metaphor for individual and collective isolation as the action takes place on a socially myopic island far off the coast of Ireland. The relatively small interpersonal conflict of the story could be viewed a reflection of the social-political climate of Ireland at the time or of any nation if pushed to the extreme.

Padraic (Farrell) is first confused and later devastated when his

has encompassed award-winning plays and West End London productions of The Beauty Queen of Leenane from 1998, The Lieutenant of Inishmore from 2006, The Cripple of Inishman from 2014. He also has created quite a track record of films including In Bruges from 2008 and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri from 2017. McDonoagh’s work can be characterized as characterdriven dark tragi-comedies and his mastery at spellbinding idiosyncrasies and the mintuae of his characters’ flaws is hypnotic. The Banshees of Inisherin is no exception. Set in 1923 and filmed on location in coastal Ireland, the film brings to mind the majestic locations of David Lean’s Ryan’s Daughter. The characters seem to come straight out of the legacy of Irish literature including novels and plays. The overall dramatic arc is tragic, but some of that is mitigated with absurdist and ironic humor moments and as a writer he finds joy in exchanges between characters. The audience found out that McDonagh was born in Britain, but has spent extensive time in Ireland and has known his two leads Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson for decades. In some ways Banshees is a reunion of sorts for the pairing found in his first film In Bruges Banshees is altogether involving and excellent and four actors from the film are nominated for Academy Awards, which must be a record of some kind.

McDonagh shared his directing perspective: “I just really try to get out of the way of the actor and script, letting things unfold on the set, even between takes…..we all experience pain, tragedy, and despair, and I find it can help to tap into that while writing.” About the end of season awards circuit this happy director revealed, with a smile on his face “I am finding the awards promotion work sort of fun, maybe just because a bunch of my mates are also nominated and at all the events; it’s fun to see them all around.”

Both Field and McDonagh are nominated for Oscar glory in the Directors category as well as vying for other film awards, and this most interesting evening of discussions were met with standing ovations from the knowledgeable audience of filmmakers, film buffs, and directing students.

buddy Colm (Gleeson) suddenly puts an end to their lifelong friendship. With help from his sister and a troubled young islander, Pádraic sets out to repair the damaged relationship by any means necessary. However as Colm’s resolve to erase Padraic and his lifestyle only strengthens he soon delivers an ultimatum that skirts the boundaries of the mythological and the darkly bazaar and leads to unforetold consequences with multiple losses suffered by both men.

Throughout the course of the evening Farrell and Gleeson’s remarks vacillated between clips of their work and their personal experience as actors. In describing his journey to acting, Gleeson recalled his pre-actor days as an inexperienced school teacher admitting that his pupils gave him a run for his money. In his late 30’s he began to focus on acting which gave him even more satisfaction then the students he loved. Farrell, on the other hand, began relatively early in life finding the world of the actor to be a place where emotions could be expressed and accepted – even lauded. Both credited their director Martin McDonagh as they described how they gave Padraic and Colm life onscreen as individuals with irreconcilable differences.

One of the most interesting aspects of the evening were the exchanges and recollections between Farrell and Gleeson. Their tone and body language suggested that the relationship between them was far from the one depicted between their characters in The Banshees of Inishein. Their back and forth banter, their shared sense of humor, common understanding and roots in the city of Dublin spoke loudly to the audience. Their warm repartee established connection to true Irish sensibilities delivering audience to very shores of their beloved homeland, its culture, its often chaotic history and to the human experience itself.

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Will It Be a Soft Landing?


Jerome Powell’s Fed can engineer a so-called soft landing with its restrictive monetary policies, which means avoid an outright recession.

Why? First quarter 2023 GDP growth is predicted to be positive following strong Q3 and Q4 growth in 2022, and we are still fully employed. This is in part because the U.S. economy has recovered faster from the pandemic than other countries.

But the Federal Reserve’s last attempt to engineer a soft landing with a two percent inflation target resulted in the Great Recession, the worst worldwide downturn since the Great Depression.

It was a different time, however. Inflation soared then because the GW Bush administration in 2001 took their hands off regulations, allowing the falsification of credit ratings, while cutting taxes to create the first $trillion budget deficit in our history.

And many traders are under what may be a similar illusion; that a so-called ‘soft landing’ is achievable with the Fed holding to its two percent inflation target.

Alan Greenspan, the Fed Chairman and his Fed Governors at the time thought that if they raised the overnight Fed funds rate slowly enough, they could tame inflation while avoiding a recession.

The funds rate was raised in increments of 0.25 percent 16 consecutive times in a vain attempt to mitigate what actually occurred. It was an example of the Fed wanting to have its cake and eat it too.

However, because inflation measures have never had more than plus or minus two percent accuracy, pressing for a two percent target could bring actual inflation to zero, which is tantamount to a recession.

This fact was explicated by David Wheelock, a St. Louis Fed group vice president and deputy director of research, in a 2017 podcast.

“The price indexes that are used to estimate inflation don’t necessarily include all goods and services in an economy. Furthermore, these indexes have a slight upward bias. So, when the observed rate of inflation is, say, one or two percent … the true measure is actually probably lower than that, closer to zero.”

Another well-known fact is that prices plunge substantially during recessions when consumers slow spending.

Consumption only dipped below zero once since 1950, during the 2007-09 Great Recession that was worldwide, as I said. All other recessions showed a consumption drop that was quickly mitigated by the Fed reversing course and dropping their interest rates.

So what is different this time? The last recession lasted just two months—from Mar-April 2020—caused by the first worldwide pandemic in 100 years that shut down economic activity completely, rather than an over-heated economy.

The inflation rate quickly dropped to zero, but took off as quickly because of the $trillions in pandemic aid, igniting the latest inflation surge. Other countries are taking longer to recover, and so the supplychains are playing catchup to the surging demand for more goods and services.

When will a new equilibrium between supply and demand be established? It’s hard to say with a fully employed economy and consumers so willing to spend.

Larry Summers is the preeminent inflation hawk, though he has softened his rhetoric of late as inflation has subsided. I repeat a recent quote of his from Bloomberg

news that has been scaring financial markets.

“We need five years of unemployment above five percent to contain inflation –in other words, we need two years of 7.5 percent unemployment or five years of six percent unemployment or one year of ten percent unemployment,” said Summers said in a recent speech in London. “There are numbers that are remarkably discouraging relative to the Fed Reserve view.”

His remarks are based on an outmoded thesis of classical economic theory left over from the inflationary spiral of the 1970s; suppress demand by suppressing hiring and the labor market with very high interest rates rather than wait for healthier supplychains.

And supply-chains are recovering. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce just reported for all of 2022 that exports of goods and services increased $453.1 billion to $3,009.7 billion, passing the $3 trillion mark for the first time. Imports of goods and services hit $3,957.8 billion, up $556.1 billion from 2021 and the highest on record.

Increasing supplies should continue to bring down inflation, in other words. But holding to a two percent inflation target, though Powell had said the Fed would be flexible, almost guarantees a recession.

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The above captioned ordinance was adopted at a regular meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council held on February 14, 2023.

The publication of this ordinance is made pursuant to the provisions of Section 512 of the Santa Barbara City Charter as amended, and the original ordinance in its entirety may be obtained at the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, Santa Barbara, California. (SEAL)

/s/ Sarah Gorman, MMC City Clerk Services Manager





I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing ordinance was introduced on January 31, 2023, and adopted by the Council of the City of Santa Barbara at a meeting held on February 14, 2023, by the following roll call vote:


Councilmembers Eric Friedman, Alejandra Gutierrez, Oscar Gutierrez, Meagan Harmon, Kristen W. Sneddon, Mayor Randy Rowse

NOES: None

ABSENT: Mike Jordan


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereto set my hand and affixed the official seal of the City of Santa Barbara on February 15, 2023.

/s/ Sarah Gorman, MMC City Clerk Services Manager

I HEREBY APPROVE the foregoing ordinance on February 15, 2023.

/s/ Randy Rowse Mayor

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The above captioned ordinance was adopted at a regular meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council held on February 14, 2023.

The publication of this ordinance is made pursuant to the provisions of Section 512 of the Santa Barbara City Charter as amended, and the original ordinance in its entirety may be obtained at the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, Santa Barbara, California. (SEAL)

/s/ Sarah Gorman, MMC City Clerk Services Manager





I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing ordinance was introduced on January 31, 2023, and adopted by the Council of the City of Santa Barbara at a meeting held on February 14, 2023, by the following roll call vote:


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In the Matter of the  )    CASE No.  23PR00016


PROBATE CODE C. 851(c) )



To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, and contingent creditors of GILLIAN KAY MINES and persons who may be otherwise interested in the will or estate, or both:

A petition has been filed by LOREN MINES in the Superior Court of California, County of SANTA BARBARA requesting ORDER FOR COFIRMING FOLLOWING TRUST ASSETS [Probate C. 851(c)]:

A. UC 403(b)

Primary Acct. # XXX6016

B. UC DCP Plan

Primary Acct. # XXX0988

C. University of California, Death and Retirement Benefits of Mattison Mines

The petition is set for hearing in Dept. No. 5 at 1100 ANACAPA STREET, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93101 on 03/09/2023 at 9 am

IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney.

IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court.

DATED: January 31, 2023

Councilmembers Eric Friedman, Alejandra Gutierrez, Oscar Gutierrez, Meagan Harmon, Kristen W. Sneddon, Mayor Randy Rowse

NOES: None

ABSENT: Mike Jordan


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereto set my hand and affixed the official seal of the City of Santa Barbara on February 15, 2023.

/s/ Sarah Gorman, MMC City Clerk Services Manager

I HEREBY APPROVE the foregoing ordinance on February 15, 2023.

/s/ Randy Rowse Mayor

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Dos Pueblos HS Preliminary Assessment Finds No Environmental Concerns

FOLLOWING DOS PUEBLOS HIGH SCHOOL STAFF VOICING HEALTH CONCERNS to SB Unified School District leaders last year, a preliminary review of the environmental assessment made on the campus has found no issues to date. Staff concerns namely included the number of cancer diagnoses made among staff and faculty over the past several years.

In December, Geosyntec collected indoor and outdoor air samples, as well as soil samples that were tested for electromagnetic fields and radon. District Staff reviewed preliminary results with SB County Public Health leaders. The California Cancer Registry is also continuing to review staff cancer cases and has not discovered a common link or cluster of cases.

“We care about our employee and student safety and take these concerns very seriously. We are thankful the preliminary report indicates no health concerns but will continue to monitor the findings to ensure that is still the case. We thank Santa Barbara County Public Health for their help in this process,” said Dr. Hilda Maldonado, Superintendent. An update will be provided after the final reports from Geosyntec and the California Cancer Registry are submitted. www.sbunified.org

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SBIFF Virtuosos Take Center Stage

HOLLYWOOD’S BRIGHTEST RISING STARS took to the red carpet on February 15th as the Santa Barbara International Film Festival celebrated its Virtuosos Award honorees. Presented to actors who significantly contributed to the year’s cinematic conversations, the awardees represented a diverse cross-section of talent, drive, and inspiration.

Locals gathered around the Arlington Theatre prior to the event, hoping for a glimpse of the honorees as they walked the red carpet. Several stars engaged with the crowd and signed autographs, while others shared their stories on the carpet.

“When I met the Daniels, we were artistic soulmates immediately,” Stephanie Hsu of Everything Everywhere All at Once told VOICE. “I really felt like that movie was a movie that I made with my friends. And to now get to go on this journey with them...it feels so satisfying because I know we were there on the ground believing in each other before anyone else knew or could possibly perceive what we were making — and that just feels like the biggest gift.”

The evening began with Turner Classic Movies host Dave Karger conducting brief oneon-one interviews with each awardee — mischievously commenting he was going in reverse alphabetical order by last name, undoubtedly to save Elvis star Austin Butler for last.

Each conversation weaved between levity and seriousness as the actors provided personal insights into their careers and recent performances. Jeremy Strong reviewed the challenges of portraying director James Gray’s father in Armageddon Time, while Jeremy Pope joked about not having to fake his exhaustion when he filmed The Inspection’s boot camp training sequences in 117-degree heat.

Ke Huy Quan, who has made his on-screen comeback with Everything Everywhere All at Once, explained that his passion for the film industry motivated him to seek behindthe-scenes roles during his 20-years break from acting. Later, Hsu revealed that in filming Everything Everywhere All at Once she created a shorthand, unofficial character called “Joybu” that encompassed the facts of her characters Joy and Jobu Tupaki.

Nina Hoss explained that she prepared to play a composer’s wife in Tár by researching

classical composer Gustav Mahler’s wife. Danielle Deadwyler shared how she prepared herself to play Emmett Till’s mother, Mamie, in Till

“If oppression is happening to anyone in the world, that should be all of our business,” Deadwyler said to VOICE. “Mamie was beautiful and in making that statement, it’s something that she came into knowledge about — if you are ignoring it, then it will persist. You have to face it head-on, and we should be facing it head-on for anyone who is undergoing that kind of oppression.”

Kerry Condon reflected on the loneliness of being the primary female character in the male-dominated cast of The Banshees of Inisherin. She told VOICE that the role taught her the value of being comfortable with one’s self.

“I suppose there’s a lot of strength to be had in being comfortable with solitude,” Condon told VOICE. “If you’re okay on your own, you’ll always be okay.”

Screams reminiscent of an Elvis concert filled the Arlington when Austin Butler took the stage. He candidly shared the challenges of capturing Elvis’ idiosyncrasies, as well as how nervous he was to share the film with Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley.

The night ended with Karger bringing all actors onstage for a lighthearted group conversation on their hopes for future roles — including a stunning impromptu vocal performance by Jeremy Pope. As actress Jane Lynch presented the honorees with the awards, SBIFF guests rose to their feet in a standing ovation. www.sbiff.org

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Una ópera musical visual basada en el libro de Daniel • Community Arts Workshop • Gratis, reserva tu lugar: https://tinyurl.com/2evk4sa6 • 7:30pm viernes, 2/24.


R&B concert • UCSB MultiCultural Center Theater • Free • 7:30pm Fr, 2/24.


Concierto de R&B • UCSB

MultiCultural Center Theater • Gratis

• 7:30pm viernes, 2/24.


Sounds Like This 15th anniversary tour • SOhO • $30 • www.sohosb.com

• 8pm Fr, 2/24.


Gira de 15 aniversario de Sounds Like This • SOhO • $30 • www.sohosb.com

• 8pm viernes, 2/24.




UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents Lang Lang

Immerse yourself in the swirling notes of Schumann and Bach when internationally-acclaimed classical pianist Lang Lang plays the Granada Theatre at 7pm on Monday, February 27th. For tickets ($31-156) visit www.granadasb.org

UCSB Arts & Lectures presenta Lang Lang

Sumérgete en las notas arremolinadas de Schumann y Bach cuando el pianista clásico aclamado internacionalmente Lang Lang toque en el Teatro Granada a las 7pm el lunes, 27 de febrero. Para boletos ($31-156) visita www.granadasb.org

Friday • viernes 2.24



Dance party with Area 51 Band & DJ

Darla Bea • 210 Gray Ave, “We Want the Funk” Restaurant and Bar • $20 • 6pm Fr, 2/24.


Fiesta de baile con Area 51 Band y DJ

Darla Bea • 210 Gray Ave, “We Want the Funk” Restaurant and Bar • $20 • 6pm viernes, 2/24.


Songs from the ‘50s-70s • Rubicon Theatre • www.rubicontheatre.org •

$70-90 • 7pm Fr, 2/24.


Canciones de los años 50-70 • Rubicon Theatre • www.rubicontheatre.org •

$70-90 • 7pm viernes, 2/24.


Soprano Ariana Horner Sutherland • UCSB Dept. of Music, Karl Geiringer Hall • Free • 7pm Fr, 2/24.


Soprano Ariana Horner Sutherland • UCSB Dept. of Music, Karl Geiringer Hall • Gratis • 7pm viernes, 2/24.


A visual music opera based on the book of Daniel • Community Arts Workshop • Free, RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/2evk4sa6 • 7:30pm Fr, 2/24.

17th Century to Mid Century • Earl Warren Showgrounds • Free-$8 • 11am-6pm Fri & Sa, 2/24-2/25, 11am4pm Su, 2/26.



Siglo XVII a mediados del siglo • Earl Warren Showgrounds • Gratis-$8 • 11am-6pm viernes y sábado, 2/242/25, 11am-4pm domingo, 2/26.

Saturday • sábado 2.25



Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece ballet • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Granada Theatre • $20-131 • www.granadasb.org

• 8pm Sa, 2/25 & 3pm Su, 2/26.



El ballet de la obra maestra de Tchaikovsky • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Granada Theatre • $20-131 • www.granadasb.org • 8pm sábado, 2/25 y 3pm domingo, 2/26.





Day-long conference • SB County

Education Office & Virtual • $15-30 • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 10am4:45pm Sa, 2/25.


Conferencia de un día • SB County Education Office & Virtual • $15-30 • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 10am4:45pm sábado, 2/25.



Classical music concert • Westmont College, Deane Chapel • Free • 7pm Sa, 2/25.


Concierto de musica clasica • Westmont College, Deane Chapel • Gratis • 7pm sábado, 2/25.


Beatles tribute band • Chumash Casino • www.chumashcasino.com •

$29-59 • 8pm Sa, 2/25.


Banda tributo a los beatles • Chumash Casino • www.chumashcasino.com •

$29-59 • 8pm sábado, 2/25.





Learn about local architecture • Architectural Foundation of SB •

SB City Hall on Sa; Central Library

Anapamu St. entrance on Su • Suggested $10 cash donation • https://afsb.org • 10am Sa & Sun.


Aprende sobre la arquitectura local

• Architectural Foundation of SB

• Ayuntamiento de SB el sábado; Biblioteca Central Anapamu St. entrada en domingo • Sugerido donación de $10 en efectivo • https://afsb.org • 10 am sábado y domingo.


Take a tour • www.goletahistory.org • 11am to 2pm weekends.


Haz un recorrido • www.goletahistory.org

• De 11am a 2pm los fines de semana.



Shop local vendors, featured vendor EDC Mobile Sharpening • Carpinteria History Museum, 956 Maple Ave • Free • 8am-3pm Sa, 2/25.


Compra de proveedores locales, proveedor destacado EDC Mobile Sharpening • Carpinteria History Museum, 956 Maple Ave • Gratis • 8am-3pm sábado, 2/25.


60+ vendors and live music • El Presidio • Free • 10am-4pm Sa, 2/25.


Más de 60 vendedores y música en vivo • El Presidio • Gratis • 10am-4pm sábado, 2/25.


Shop arts, books, and more to support Museum of Natural History • Free admission to shop • 10am-5pm Sa & Su, 2/25-2/26.


Compra arte, libros y más para apoyar el Museum of Natural History • Entrada gratuita a la tienda • 10am5pm sábado y domingo, 2/25-2/26.


Rally honoring 1-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine • SB County Courthouse • 12pm Sa, 2/25.

365 DÍAS DEFENDIENDO LA LIBERTAD Manifestación en honor al primer

aniversario de la invasión de Rusa a Ucrania • SB County Courthouse • 12pm sábado, 2/25.


Comedy, animals, juggling, and more!

• Marjorie Luke Theatre • $10-40 • www.luketheatre.org • 4pm Sa, 2/25.


¡Comedia, animales, malabares y más!

• Marjorie Luke Theatre • $10-40 • www.luketheatre.org • 4pm sábado, 2/25.

Sunday • domingo 2.26



Authors Shaunna and John Stith share Black Beach • Chaucer’s Books • Free • 2pm Su, 2/26.


Los autores Shaunna y John Stith comparten Black Beach • Chaucer’s Books • Gratis • 2pm domingo, 2/26.



Young artist showcase, Santa Ynez Valley Concert series • St. Mark’s in-the-Valley, Los Olivos • Free • 2pm Su, 2/26.


Exhibición de artistas jóvenes, serie de conciertos del Valle de Santa Ynez • St. Mark’s in-the-Valley, Los Olivos • Gratis • 2pm domingo, 2/26.


Cam Audras on viola • UCSB Dept. of Music, Karl Geiringer Hall • Free • 3pm Su, 2/26.


Cam Audras en viola • UCSB Dept. of Music, Karl Geiringer Hall • Gratis • 3pm domingo, 2/26.


Neave Piano Trio concert • Logan House, Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts • $30 • www.chamberonthemountain.com • 3pm Su, 2/26.


Concierto del trío de piano Neave • Logan House, Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts • $30 • www.chamberonthemountain.com • 3pm domingo, 2/26.


UCSB Department of Music showcase with back-to-back performances • Marjorie Luke Theatre • Free • 4pm Su, 2/26.

CONCIERTO COMUNITARIO DE MONTAJE Exhibición del Departamento de Música de UCSB con presentaciones consecutivas • Marjorie Luke Theatre • Gratis • 4pm domingo, 2/26.


Mariachi concert • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Guadalupe City Hall • Free • 7pm Su, 2/26.

MARIACHI GARIBALDI DE JAIME CUÉLLAR Concierto de mariachis • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Guadalupe City Hall •

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Dance in your seats to a night of energetic song when South Africa’s GRAMMY award-winning vocal ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo performs at the Lobero Theatre at 8pm on Thursday, March 2nd. For tickets ($36-106) visit www.lobero.org

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Baila en tus asientos en una noche de canciones enérgicas cuando el conjunto vocal ganador del premio GRAMMY de Sudáfrica, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, se presente en el Teatro Lobero a las 8pm el jueves, 2 de marzo. Para boletos ($36-106) visita www.lobero.org

Gratis • 7pm domingo, 2/26.


Flamenco guitar concert • SOhO •

$25-70 • www.sohosb.com • 7:30pm Su, 2/26.


Concierto de guitarra flamenca • SOhO • $25-70 • www.sohosb.com •

7:30pm domingo, 2/26.



Meditation and painting • SB Botanic Garden • www.sbbotanicgarden.org •

$25-30 • 2-4pm Su, 2/26.


Meditación y pintura • SB Botanic Garden • www.sbbotanicgarden.org •

$25-30 • 2-4pm domingo, 2/26.


Rollerskate with an ocean view • SB City College Lot 3 • Free • 3pm Su.


Patinaje sobre ruedas con vista al mar

• SB City College Lote 3 • Gratis • 3pm domingo.



Hosted by Vivian Storm & Angel D’Mon

• Wildcat Lounge, 15 W. Ortega St. • $5

• https://glitterbrunch.com • Brunch

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Presentado por Vivian Storm y Angel

D’Mon • Wildcat Lounge, 15 W. Ortega St.

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Conversación en italiano, todos los niveles • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Garden St. • http://parliamo.yolasite.com • Gratis • 5-7pm lunes.


Local author Dr. Ichak Adizes, The Accordion Player • Chaucer’s Books • Free • 6pm Mo, 2/27.


Autor local Dr. Ichak Adizes, The Accordion Player • Chaucer’s Books • Gratis • 6pm lunes, 2/27.



Student performance by SB Vocal Jazz Foundation • Lobero Theatre • Free • www.lobero.org • 7:15pm Mo, 2/27.


Presentación estudiantil de SB Vocal Jazz Foundation • Lobero Theatre • Gratis • www.lobero.org • 7:15pm lunes, 2/27.


World-celebrated pianist plays Bach and Schumann • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Granada Theatre • $31-156 • www.granadasb.org • 7pm Mo, 2/27.


Pianista de fama mundial toca Bach y Schumann • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Granada Theatre • $31-156 • www. granadasb.org • 7pm lunes, 2/27.



Almuerzo 11am-3pm, Espectáculo 12:30pm, domingo.

MOMS DEMAND ACTION AND SB AAPI SOLIDARITY NETWORK VIGIL Vigil remembering victims and survivors of recent mass shootings • Corner of State & Anapamu St. • 1pm Su, 2/26.

LAS MAMÁS EXIGEN ACCIÓN Y VIGILIA DE LA RED SOLIDARIA AAPI DE SB Vigilia recordando a las víctimas y sobrevivientes de tiroteos masivos recientes • Esquina de State y Anapamu St. • 1pm domingo, 2/26.

Monday • lunes 2.27



Talk by Professor Lee Vinsel • UCSB

IHC, 4041 HSSB • Free • www.ihc.ucsb.edu • 4pm Mo, 2/27.


Charla con el profesor Lee Vinsel • UCSB IHC, 4041 HSSB • Gratis • www.ihc.ucsb.edu • 4pm lunes, 2/27.


Italian conversation, all levels • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Garden St. • http://parliamo.yolasite.com • Free • 5-7pm Mon.


Conferencia dirigida por el analista

Chris Thornberg • Hilton SB • Únicamente por invitación • https://tinyurl.com/yc8hvvv2 • 7:3010:30am martes, 2/28.


Meet and support local mothers

• Eastside Library • Free • 10:3011:30am Tu, 2/28.



Conocce y apoya a las madres locales.

• Biblioteca Eastside • Gratis • 10:3011:30 am martes, 2/28.


Free tax help to local residents who make $67,000 or less • Eastside

Library • Full list of documents to bring: https://tinyurl.com/287mk23h •

3-7pm Tu & Th, through 2/28.


Ayuda gratuita con los impuestos para los residentes locales que ganan

$67,000 o menos • Biblioteca Eastside

• Lista completa de documentos para llevar a la cita: https://tinyurl.com/287mk23h •

3-7pm martes y jueves, hasta el 2/28.


Provide input on library programming

• Eastside Library • Free • 4-5pm Tu.


Donate blood • SB Red Cross Office, 2707 State St. • 1-7pm Mo, 2/27.


Dona sangre • SB Red Cross Office, 2707 State St. • 1-7pm lunes, 2/27.

Tuesday • martes 2.28



Conference led by analyst Chris Thornberg • Hilton SB • By invitation only • https://tinyurl.com/yc8hvvv2 • 7:30-10:30am Tu, 2/28.

Proporcionar información sobre la programación de la biblioteca • Biblioteca Eastside • Gratis • 4-5pm martes.


With local author Jarrell Jackman, Santa Barbara’s Royal Presidio • Chaucer’s Books • Free • 6pm Tu, 2/28.


Con el autor local Jarrell Jackman, Santa Barbara’s Royal Presidio • Chaucer’s Books • Gratis • 6pm martes, 2/28.



Shop fresh, local produce and treats • 600, 700, & 800 blocks of State Street • Free • 3-7pm Tu.


Compra productos frescos, locales y golosinas • 600, 700, & 800 cuadras de la calle State • Gratis • 3-7pm martes.

Wednesday • miércoles 3.1



Virtually network with entrepreneurs • www.1millioncups.com/santabarbara

• Free • 9-10am We.


Red virtual con emprendedores • www.1millioncups.com/santabarbara

• Gratis • 9-10am miércoles.


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


Conversación en francés, todos los niveles • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Olive St. • http://sbfrenchgroup.yolasite.com • Gratis • 5-7pm miércoles.



Piano music of Galina Ustvolskaya and Beethoven • Santa Ynez Valley Concert Series, St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley • Free-$35 • www.smitv.org/syv-concert-series.html

It’s Your Library • Es Tu Biblioteca

10:15-10:45am We

HORA DE CUENTOS WIGGLY • Para niños pequeños de 14 meses a 3 años • Central Library ~ 10:15-10:45am miércoles

BABY AND ME • For babies 0-14 months • Central Library ~ 11-11:30am


• Eastside Library ~ Bilingual ~ 11-

11:30am Th



• Para bebés de 0 a 14

• Central Library ~ 11-11:30am


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& Online Activities for Everyone Actividades en persona y en línea para todos CONTINUES / CONTINÚA
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 STAY & PLAY • Share stories with kids • Eastside Library ~ 8:30-10am Tu • Montecito Library ~ 9-10:30am Tu QUÉDATE Y JUEGA • Comparte historias con hijos • Eastside Library ~ 8:30-10am martes • Montecito Library ~ 9-10:30am martes MUSIC & MOVEMENT • For ages 2-5 • Shoreline Park • 10:30-11am Th • Central Library ~ 10-10:30am Th. MÚSICA Y MOVIMIENTO • Para niños de 2 a 5 años • Shoreline Park • 10:30-11am jueves • Central Library ~ 10-10:30am jueves. WIGGLY STORYTIME • For toddlers 14 months - 3 years • Central Library ~
Eastside Library ~ Bilingüe ~ 11-11:30am jueves LIBRARY ON THE GO • Visit the library’s van • Shoreline Park ~ 10am-12pm Fr, 2/24 • Carrillo NNC ~ 10am-12pm Tu, 2/28 • Harding School ~ 12-2:45pm We, 2/29 LIBRARY ON THE GO • Visita la camioneta de la biblioteca • Shoreline Park ~ 10am12pm viernes, 2/24 • Carrillo NNC ~ 10am-12pm martes, 2/28 • Harding School ~ 12-2:45pm miércoles, 2/28 READ TO A DOG • For grades 3-6 • Eastside Library ~ 3-4pm We. LEE A UN PERRO • For grades 3-6 • Eastside Library ~ 3-4pm miércoles.
Photo courtesy of Lobero Theatre

• 7pm We, 3/1.


Música de piano de Galina Ustvolskaya y Beethoven • Serie de conciertos del valle de Santa Ynez, St. Mark’s-in-theValley • Gratis-$35 • www.smitv.org/syv-concert-series.html

• 7pm miércoles, 3/1.


UCSB Jazz Ensemble with guest artist Barbara Laronga • UCSB Dept. of Music, Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall • https://tinyurl.com/53mbdmsz • Free$10 •7:30pm We, 3/1.


UCSB Jazz Ensemble con la artista invitada Barbara Laronga • UCSB Dept. of Music, Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall • Gratis-$10 • https://tinyurl.com/53mbdmsz

•7:30pm miércoles, 3/1.



Mon & Wed, 12:30-3pm and the first & third weekends, Sat & Sun 10am12:30pm and 12:30pm-3pm. Free • https://tinyurl.com/ya3pgxge


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

Thursday • jueves 3.2



For kids ages 0-5 • Eastside Library • Free • 11-11:30am Th.


Para niños de 0 a 5 años • Biblioteca

Eastside • Gratis • 11-11:30am jueves.



Practice naturally • Eastside Library • Free • 1-2pm Th.


Practica naturalmente • Biblioteca

Eastside • Gratis • 1-2pm jueves.


Knit and embroider with others • Montecito Library • Free • 2-3:30pm Th.


Teje y borda con otros • Biblioteca

Montecito • Gratis • 2-3:30pm jueves.


All ages craft workshop • Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. • $8 • https://tinyurl.com/4xp8vtud • 3:305pm Th.


Taller de manualidades para todas las edades • Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. • $8 • https://tinyurl.com/4xp8vtud • 3:30-5pm jueves.


Webinar by UCLA CRT Forward Project Director Taifha Natalee

Alexander • Free • www.ihc.ucsb.edu

• 4pm Th, 2/2.


Seminario web a cargo de Taifha

Natalee Alexander, directora de proyectos avanzados de UCLA CRT

• Gratis • www.ihc.ucsb.edu • 4pm jueves, 2/2.


Art Matters Lecture with Professor Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby • SB Museum of Art, Mary Craig Auditorium • Free-$15 • www.sbma.net • 5:30pm Th, 3/2.


Conferencia de Art Matters con la profesora Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby • SB Museum of Art, Auditorio Mary Craig • Gratis-$15 • www.sbma.net • 5:30pm jueves, 3/2.



Concert of Haydn, Shaw, and Dvořák

• SB Museum of Art, Mary Craig Auditorium • $20-25 • www.sbma.net

• 7:30pm Th, 3/2.


Concierto de Haydn, Shaw y Dvořák

• SB Museum of Art, Auditorio Mary Craig • $20-25 • www.sbma.net • 7:30pm jueves, 3/2.


Award-winning vocal ensemble • Lobero Theatre • $36-106 • www.lobero.org • 8pm Th, 3/2.


Conjunto vocal premiado • Lobero Theatre • $36-106 • www.lobero.org • 8pm jueves, 3/2.



Multi-day wine celebration • RitzCarlton Bacara • $125+, passes available • https://tinyurl.com/5bm4nb5s • Th, 3/2-3/4.


Celebración del vino de varios días

• Ritz-Carlton Bacara • $125+, pases disponibles • https://tinyurl.com/5bm4nb5s • jueves, 3/2-3/4.

Friday • viernes 3.3



Screenwriter/author John Sayles, Jamie

MacGillivray: The Renegade's Journey • Chaucer’s Books • Free • 6pm Fr, 3/3.


Guionista/autor John Sayles, Jamie

MacGillivray: The Renegade's Journey

• Chaucer’s Books • Gratis • 6pm viernes, 3/3.




Retelling of Henry VI’s wife’s story • Performing Arts Theater UCSB • www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu • $13-19 • Through 3/5.


Relato de la historia de la esposa de Enrique VI • Performing Arts Theater UCSB • $13-19 • www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu • Hasta el 3/5.


Fanciful comedy about the world when the sun goes down • UCSB Studio Theater • $13-19 • www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu •

7:30pm Fr, 3/3, through 3/12.

NOCHE NOCHE, ROGER ROGER Comedia fantasiosa sobre el mundo cuando se pone el sol • UCSB Studio Theater • $13-19 • www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu •

7:30pm viernes, 3/3, hasta el 3/12.




Explore silent film history on a local level • $10-15 • www.westmont.edu/watchtheater •



Explora la historia del cine mudo a nivel local • $10-15 • www.westmont.edu/watchtheater •

7:30pm viernes, 2/24-2/26; 7:30pm



New Orleans jazz • Lobero Theatre • $46-106 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm Fr, 3/3.


New Orleans jazz • Lobero Theatre • $46-106 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm viernes, 3/3.



Make a chocolate bar and/or paint a chocolate box • Menchaca Chocolates Factory, 4141 State St. E-1 • Call 646-3697277 • www.menchacachocolates.com •

3-7pm every other Fri.


Haz una barra de chocolate y/o pinta una caja de chocolate • Menchaca Chocolates Factory, 4141 State St. E-1 • Llama 646-369-7277 • www.menchacachocolates.com •

3-7pm cada otro viernes.

Diamond to Dust: A Flying A Fantasy

Before there was Hollywood, there was Santa Barbara — discover our region’s silent filmmaking history when Westmont College presents Diamond to Dust: A Flying A Fantasy at Porter Theatre at 7:30pm on Friday, February 24th. Performances will continue through March 4th, for tickets ($10-15) visit www.westmont.edu/watchtheater

Diamante al polvo: un vuelo, una fantasía

Antes de que existiera Hollywood, existía Santa Bárbara — descubre la historia del cine mudo de nuestra región cuando Westmont College presente Diamante al polvo: un vuelo, una fantasía en Porter Theatre a las 7:30pm el viernes, 24 de febrero. Las funciones continuarán hasta el 4 de marzo, para boletos ($10-15) visita www.westmont.edu/watchtheater

2pm 3/4.



Rom-com of mistaken identities in 1930s Paris • Garvin Theatre • $1726 • www.theatregroupsbcc.com •

7:30pm We, 3/1, through 3/18.


Comedia romántica de identidades equivocadas en la década de 1930 en París • Garvin Theatre • $17-26 • www.theatregroupsbcc.com •

7:30pm miércoles, 3/1, hasta el 3/18.



A Latino fairy tale • PCPA • Severson Theatre, Santa Maria • $49

Saturday • sábado 3.4



Shakespeare’s comedy to Mendelssohn’s music • State Street Ballet • Granada Theatre • $38-106 • www.granadasb.org • 7:30pm Sa, 3/4.


La comedia de Shakespeare con la música de Mendelssohn • State Street Ballet • Granada Theatre • www.granadasb.org • $38-106 • 7:30pm sábado, 3/4.



Spanish guitar concert • Lobero Theatre • $45-55 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm Sa, 3/4.


Concierto de guitarra española • Lobero Theatre • $45-55 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm sábado, 3/4.

• www.pcpa.org • Through 3/5.


Un cuento de hadas latino • PCPA • Severson Theatre, Santa Maria • $49 • www.pcpa.org • Hasta el 3/5.


Austen’s beloved romance • Marian Theatre, Santa Maria • $25-49 • www.pcpa.org • 7pm Th, 3/2, through 3/19.


El adorado romance de Austen • Marian Theatre, Santa Maria • $2549 • www.pcpa.org • 7pm jueves, 3/2, hasta el 3/19.


Funkadelic concert • Chumash Casino • $49-69 • www.chumashcasino.com • 8pm Sa, 3/4.


Concierto funkadélico • Chumash Casino • www.chumashcasino.com • $49-69 • 8pm sábado, 3/4.


2ND ANNUAL PLANE PULL Alpha Resource Center fundraiser • SB Airport • https://tinyurl.com/275yhup4 • $10-100 • 9am-2pm Sa, 3/4.

SEGUNDO TIRÓN ANUAL DEL AVIÓN Recaudación de fondos para el Alpha Resource Center • Aeropuerto SB • https://tinyurl.com/275yhup4 • $10100 • 9am-2pm sábado, 3/4.

Sunday • domingo 3.5



Selah Dance Collective student

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7:30pm Fr, 2/24-2/26; 7:30pm 3/23/4; 2pm 3/4.
Photo by Erik Rodkey

SB Celebrates Black History Month

Whether you're searching for children's programming, rocking free concerts, or community talks, Santa Barbara has plenty of opportunities celebrate Black History Month this week!

SB celebra el Mes de la Historia Negra

Ya sea que estés buscando programación para niños, conciertos gratuitos geniales o charlas comunitarias, ¡Santa Bárbara tiene muchas oportunidades para celebrar el Mes de la Historia Negra esta semana!


Positive read-aloud by Healing Justice SB •

Uploaded for free viewing on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/yj69ptpj • Morning of Sa, 2/25.


Lectura positiva en voz alta por Healing Justice

SB • Subido para verlo gratis en YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/yj69ptpj • Mañana del sábado, 2/25.

Dr. Thema Bryant to Give Free Community Talk

An expert in the trauma of racism, grief, sexism, and more, Dr. Thema Bryant, President of the American Psychological Association, will discuss her book Homecoming: Overcome Fear and Trauma to Reclaim Your Whole, Authentic Self at UCSB Arts & Lectures’ Campbell Hall at 7:30pm on Friday, March 3rd. For free registration visit www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu


Jazz/funk concert • SB Black Culture House • Soul Bites Restaurant • Free • 1pm Sa, 2/25.


Concierto de jazz/funk • SB Black Culture House • Soul Bites Restaurant • Gratis • 1pm sábado, 2/25.


La Dra. Thema Bryant dará una charla comunitaria gratuita


Guitar, bass, and vocal trio • SB Black Culture House • Soul Bites Restaurant • Free • 1pm Su, 2/26.

Safari Local

Virtual college fair for students/parents • Gateway Educational Services • Free, register: https://tinyurl.com/5dfw87dp • 10am-12pm Sa, 2/25.


In Person & Online Activities for Everyone

Trío de guitarra, bajo y voz • SB Black Culture House • Soul Bites Restaurant • Gratis • 1pm domingo, 2/26.

Una experta en el trauma del racismo, el duelo, el sexismo y más, la Dra. Thema Bryant, presidenta de la Asociación Estadounidense de Psicología, hablará sobre su libro Homecoming: Overcome Fear and Trauma to Reclaim Your Whole, Authentic Self (Regreso a casa: Supere el miedo y el trauma para recuperar su ser completo y auténtico) en Campbell Hall de UCSB Arts & Lectures a las 7:30pm el viernes, 3 de marzo. Para registrarte gratis visita www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu

Actividades en persona y en línea para todos BILINGUAL / BILINGÜE


Feria universitaria virtual para estudiantes/ padres • Gateway Educational Services • Gratis, regístrate: https://tinyurl.com/5dfw87dp • 10am-12pm sábado, 2/25.


President of the American Psychological Association presents Homecoming: Overcome Fear and Trauma to Reclaim Your Whole,

Safari Local

Authentic Self • UCSB Arts & Lectures • UCSB Campbell Hall • Free, RSVP: www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm Fr, 3/3.


Presidente de la Asociación Americana de Psicología presenta Homecoming: Overcome


Fear and Trauma to Reclaim Your Whole, Authentic Self • UCSB Arts & Lectures • UCSB Campbell Hall • Gratis, Reserva tu lugar: www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm viernes, 3/3.



In Person & Online Activities for Everyone

Actividades en persona y en línea para todos BILINGUAL / BILINGÜE

Safari Local

In Person & Online Activities for Everyone

A Comedy of Tenors

Actividades en persona y en línea para todos BILINGUAL / BILINGÜE

Mistaken identities and romantic chaos will threaten the biggest concert 1930s Paris has yet to witness when the Theatre Group at Santa Barbara City College presents A Comedy of Tenors. Performances open at Garvin Theatre at 7:30pm on Wednesday, March 1st, and will continue through March 18th. For tickets ($17-26) visit www.theatregroupsbcc.com

Una comedia de tenores

Las identidades equivocadas y el caos romántico amenazarán el concierto más grande de la década de 1930 que París aún no ha presenciado cuando el Theatre Group at Santa Barbara City College presente Una comedia de tenores. Las funciones abren en el Teatro Garvin a las 7:30pm el miércoles, 1 de marzo y continuarán hasta el 18 de marzo. Para boletos ($17-26) visita www.theatregroupsbcc.com

showcase • Center Stage Theater • $25 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 1:30pm & 6:30pm Su, 3/5.


Exhibición de estudiantes del Selah Dance

Collective • Center Stage Theater • www.centerstagetheater.org • $25 • 1:30pm y 6:30pm domingo, 3/5.


Free student classical music concert • Lobero Theatre • www.lobero.org • 4pm Su, 3/5.


Concierto gratuito de música clásica para estudiantes • Lobero Theatre • www.lobero.org • 4pm domingo, 3/5.


Performing music of Caroline Shaw • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Hahn Hall, Music Academy • $1035 • www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 4pm Su, 3/5.


Interpretando música de Caroline Shaw • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Hahn Hall, Music Academy • $10-35 • www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 4pm domingo, 3/5.

Westmont students performance • First Presbyterian Church • $10 general, students free • 7pm Su, 3/5.



Rendimiento de los estudiantes de Westmont • First Presbyterian Church • $10 general, gratis para estudiantes • 7pm Su, 3/5.



Support local vendors, live music • El Presidio • Free • 10am-4pm Su, 3/5.


Apoya a vendedores locales, música en vivo • El Presidio • Gratis • 10am-4pm domingo, 3/5.

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VOICE—SBCC GARVIN THEATRE “A COMEDY OF TENORS ...hits on all comedic cylinders and, as advertised, is laugh-out-loud funny.” —The News-Herald MARCH 3-18, 2023 PREVIEWS MARCH 1 & 2 GARVIN THEATRE www.theatregroupsbcc.com 805.965.5935 Thank you to our season sponsor: LIVE CAPTIONING Sunday March 5 @ 2pm
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Justin Davanzo and Luke Hamilton in A Comedy of Tenors Photo courtesy of UCSB Arts & Lectures


Free Italian film screenings • Italian Cultural Heritage Foundation • Fe Bland Forum, SBCC West Campus • 7:30pm Sa, 2/25: Riso Amaro; 7:30pm Sa, 3/4: Stromboli Terra Di Dio


Proyecciones gratuitas de cine italiano

• Italian Cultural Heritage Foundation

• Fe Bland Forum, Campus Oeste de SBCC • 7:30pm sábado, 2/25: Riso Amaro; 7:30pm sábado, 3/4: Stromboli Terra Di Dio


Film screening and talk with production designer Akin McKenzie • UCSB

Carsey-Wolf Center, Pollock Theater • Free, RSVP: www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu • 7pm Tu, 2/28.


Proyección de la película y charla con el diseñador de producción Akin McKenzie • UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center, Pollock Theater • Gratis, Reserva tu lugar: www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu • 7pm martes, 2/28.



International films on mountain subjects, from sports to the environment

• UCSB Arts & Lectures • Arlington Theatre • $15-22 • 7:30pm Tu, 2/28 & 7:30pm We, 3/1.


Películas internacionales sobre temas de montaña, desde deportes hasta el medio ambiente • UCSB Arts & Lectures

• Arlington Theatre • $15-22 • 7:30pm martes, 2/28 y 7:30pm miércoles, 3/1.


Documentary screening on three Asian American immigrant daughters • UCSB MultiCultural Center Theater • Free, RSVP: https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu • 6pm We, 3/1.


Proyección de documental sobre

tres hijas de inmigrantes asiáticoestadounidenses • UCSB MultiCultural Center Theater • Gratis, Reserva tu lugar: https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu • 6pm miércoles, 3/1.


Film about Ukrainian star-crossed lovers; followed by talk with filmmaker Yuri Neyman and UCLA Professor Roman Koropeckyj • UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center,

Pollock Theater • Free, RSVP: www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu • 7pm Th, 3/2.


Película sobre amantes ucranianos desafortunados; seguido de una charla con la cineasta Yuri Neyman y el profesor de UCLA Roman Koropeckyj • UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center, Pollock Theater • Gratis, Reserva tu lugar: www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu • 7pm jueves, 3/2.

Fridays at 6pm • Schott Center, Tanahill Auditorium with Kerry Methner, PhD & Mark Whitehurst, PhD

Next Class:

Friday, February 24th

• 6pm

Belle (2013): Director: Amma

Asante; Writers:

Misan Sagay Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson

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

The Arlington Theatre Academy Awards Watch Party

Schedule subject to change. Please visit metrotheatres.com for theater updates. Thank you. Features and Showtimes for Feb 24-Mar 2, 2023 *


7040 MARKETPLACE DR GOLETA 805-688-4140

Cocaine Bear* (R): Fri-Sun: 12:00,

4:50, 7:15, 9:45.Mon-Thur: 3:20,


Revolution* (PG13): Fri-Sun:

Ant-Man & The Wasp*(PG13):



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PASEO NUEVO 8 WEST DE LA GUERRA STREET SANTA BARBARA 805-965-7451 HITCHCOCK 371 South Hitchcock Way SANTA BARBARA 805-682-6512 Emily* (R): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:40, 7:40. Sat/Sun: 1:40, 4:40, 7:30. Of An Age (R): Fri-Thur: 7:30. Marlowe (R): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:50. Sat/Sun: 2:10,
The Arlington Theatre
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3:40, 6:30, 9:20.Mon-Thur: 1:50, 4:50, 7:45.
3:30, 5:00, 6:40, 8:00, 9:35. Mon-Thur: 2:00, 3:30, 5:00, 6:45, 8:00. Magic Mike’s Last Dance (R): Fri-Wed: 1:30, 4:40, 8:15. Thur: 1:30, 4:40. Avatar Way of Water (PG13): Fri-Sun: 12:40/3D, 4:15, 7:30/3D. Mon-Wed: 4:15, 7:30/3D. Thur: 4:15. Creed III* (PG13): Thur: 7:30, 8:30, 9:30. Close (PG13): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:55, 7:30. Sat/Sun: 1:20, 4:55, 7:30. My Happy Ending* (R): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:25, 7:45. Sat/Sun: 2:45, 5:25, 7:45. 80 For Brady (PG13): Fri, Mon-Wed: 4:45, 7:20. Sat/Sun: 2:00, 4:45, 7:20. Thur: 4:45. Magic Mike’s Last Dance (R): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:15, 8:00. Sat/Sun: 2:30, 5:15, 8:00. Operation Fortune* (R): Thur: 7:20. Fri 2/24 Advance Previews: 3/2 OPERATION FORTUNE
12 Red Carpet Pre-Show Reception* at Arlington Courtyard: 3:30pm OSCARS on the Big Sceen: 5pm! *Fee for reception. Free on the big screen. CREED III COCAINE BEAR JESUS REVOLUTION MY HAPPY ENDING BUNKER EMILY CLOSE Ant-Man & The Wasp* (PG13): Fri, Mon: 4:15, 7:15. Sat/Sun: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15. Jesus Revolution* (PG13): Fri-Thur: 1:45, 4:40, 7:30. Bunker (R): Fri, Mon-Thur: 2:25, 5:05, 7:45. Sat/Sun: 12:05, 2:25, 5:05, 7:45. Ant-Man & The Wasp*: Fri: 2:15, 3:15, 5;15/3D, 6:15, 8:15, 9:15. Sat: 12:15, 2:15, 3:15, 5:15/3D, 6:15, 8:15, 9:15. Sun: 12:15, 2:15, 3:15, 5:15/3D, 6:15, 8:15. Mon-Thur: 2:15, 3:15, 5;15/3D, 6:15, 8:15. Puss in Boots (PG): Fri, Mon-Thur: 3:00, 5:30. Sat/Sun: 12:30, 3:00, 5:30. Eveything Everywhere... (PG13): Fri-Thur: 8:00. Cocaine Bear* (R): Fri: 12:45, 2:00, 3;15, 4:30, 5:45, 7:00, 8:15, 9:30. Sat: 12:45, 3;15, 4:30, 5:45, 7:00, 8:15, 9:30.Sun: 12:45, 2:00, 3;15, 4:30, 5:45, 7:00, 8:15.Mon/Tue: 3:15, 4:30, 5:45, 7:00, 8:15. Wed/Thur: 3:15, 4:30, 5;45, 8:15. Avatar Way of Water (PG13): Fri-Thur: 3:30/3D, 7:30/3D. Titanic 25th Anniv (PG13): Fri-Sun: 1:00/3D, 7:15/3D. Mon-Wed: 7:15. A Man Called Otto (PG13): Fri-Thur: 4:20. Creed III* (PG13): Thur: 7:00, 8:30. Bunker (R): Fri, Mon-Thur: 8:00. Sat/Sun:4:20, 8:00. Emily (R): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:45, 7:45. Sat/Sun: 1:45, 4:45, 7:45. Marlowe (R): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:20. Sat/Sun: 2:45. Puss in Boots (PG): Fri, Mon-Thur: 7:00. Sat/Sun: 1:30, 7:00. Knock at the Cabin (R): Fri-Thur: 5:30.
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WITH A TOUCH OF PARISIAN-STYLE FLORALS and a deep connection to the beauty of the Central Coast, Waterhouse Gallery’s first-ever exhibition solely featuring women artists opens Saturday, February 25th. With grace, exuberance, color, and skill, the work encompasses the creativity of 16 artists, including: Anna Emma, Rebecca Arguello, Ann Shelton Beth, Suchitra Bhosle, Eli Cedrone, Chris Chapman, Christina Cooper, Nancy Davidson, Camille Dellar, Ellie Freudenstein, Irene Kovalik, Beverly Lazor, Ni Zhu, Pauline Roche, Ann Sanders, and Nina Warner. Locals and visitors will have the opportunity to meet many of them on Saturday afternoon, opening day of the exhibition.

The gallery has been representing several of these artists since the late 1990s. Ellie Freudenstein began working with Waterhouse Gallery in 1997. She commented, “Diane and Ralph have been very supportive...They’ve always had women artists.” While Freudenstein works with more than one gallery, here in Santa Barbara she is known for her botanics. “I’ve been around the world and painted other things... but it is the regionalness... the foothills of Santa Barbara, that people are looking for when they visit. They want something from this beautiful area,” she explained. Freudenstein often finds that beauty at the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens, where she paints the ever-changing seasonal plants. Uncovering and sharing this region has worked for Freudenstein, who proudly noted that she was able to pay for her four grandchildren’s college tuition with her artwork. “It’s very fulfilling,” she added. That fulfillment is apparent in her canvases, as it does with many of the other artists in the group.

Nancy Davidson, another longtime Waterhouse artist, shared, “The Waterhouse Gallery has represented my work for over a decade. Over the years our professional relationship has evolved into a solid friendship. With their frequent special exhibitions and artist/collector dinners, they have nurtured an art community that feels like family. I feel fortunate to be part of that family.”

Davidson’s work is also charaterized by a love for the place she calls home. “My work reflects my love for the natural beauty of Santa Barbara, my birthplace and hometown,” she explained. “Most of my paintings depict early morning or late afternoon at the beach…my favorite times of day at my favorite place to be. There is nothing like a long walk on the beach to soothe one’s soul. I hope to spread that feeling of peace and serenity through my paintings.”

The idea of a women’s show appealed to both Freudenstein and Davidson, who both remarked on the solitary nature of creating paintings. “I am looking forward to the Women of Waterhouse Gallery exhibition. After spending many solitary hours in my studio, it is a treat to come out and socialize with other artists who share common sensibilities,” Davidson noted.

Artist Ann Shelton Beth noted,“There are some strong women painters in the Waterhouse Gallery, and I feel fortunate to be among them. The gallery could not be more supportive of all of us. Ralph and Diane Waterhouse work tirelessly to select and promote some of the best art of the area. I’m looking forward to Saturday—painting is often a solitary experience, so it’s great to get together with our art friends to see each other’s work and gain inspiration.”

Beth is “drawn to open spaces. She shared, “You could say that I’m a contemporary and somewhat minimalist painter... I tend to paint a lot of big skies and exaggerated reflections of objects in water. I want to share my own inner experience of quietness and serenity, using complimentary color and shapes. Art is the perfect vehicle for me!”

The Gallery is open Monday-Saturday 11-5 in La Arcada Court, near the turtle fountain (1114 State Street #9).

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Lake Los Carneros by Nina Warner Los Carneros Lake Walk by Ann Shelton Beth Winter Tides by Nancy Davidson A Little Peace of My Heart by Anna Emma
Waterhouse Gallery
Another Way Through by Ellie Freudenstein. Her botanical works have been favorites at the gallery.

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CLAY STUDIO GALLERY: Selections from the Clay Studio Community

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CORRIDAN GALLERY: Contemporary Fine Art of Santa Barbara • Central Coast Artists • 125 N Milpas • WeSa 11-6 • 805-966-7939 • www.corridan-gallery.com

CYPRESS GALLERY: Quest for Hidden Gems of California by Susanne Schenck ~ Feb 28 • 119 E Cypress Av, Lompoc • Sat & Sun 1-4 • 805737-1129 • www.lompocart.org

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

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Artwork of Susy and Carroll Barrymore • 1230 State St.


10 WEST GALLERY: Food For Thought ~ March 19 • 10 W

Anapamu • Thu-Sun 11-5 • 805-7707711 • www.10westgallery.com

ARCHITECTURAL FDN GALLERY: Vein’s: Mining Family History Through Copper by Mayela Rodriguez ~ Mar 11 • 229 E Victoria • 805-965-6307 • www.afsb.org


MUSEUM • Christopher Suarez - Espíritutectual; On Famous Women, 1400 – 1700; Genius Loci: Domesticity and Placemaking in Southern California; Sandy Rodriguez — Unfolding Histories: 200

Years of Resistance ~ Feb 25-May 7 • www.museum.ucsb.edu

ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY: 302 E Cota St • We 11-4; Th 11-5; Fr, Sat 11-4 • 805-884-0459 • www.exploreecology.org/art-from-scrap

THE ARTS FUND: The Kind of Mother ~ Mar 3 • La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S Hope Av • Su-Thu 11-6; Fri, Sa 11-7 • www.artsfundsb.org

ATKINSON GALLERY: small images ~ Mar 17 • Mo-Th 11-5, Fr 11-3 • http://gallery.sbcc.edu

ELVERHØJ MUSEUM: Ephemera In Form ~ May 7 • 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang • 805-686-1211 • Th-Mo 11-5 • www.elverhoj.org


GVAA Group Exhibition ~ Feb 28 • 40 E Anapamu St • 805-962-7653

GALLERY 113: Members of SB Art Assn • 1114 State St, #8, La Arcada Ct • 805-965-6611 • Mo-Sa 11-5; Sun 1-5 • www.gallery113sb.com

GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: Seeing Ourselves in Color: Annie Hoffman ~ Feb 28; Because We Paint: Garrett & Ginny Speirs ~ March 1-31 • Thu-Mo 10-5 • www.gallerylosolivos.com • 805-688-7517

GANNA WALSKA LOTUSLAND: 805.969.9990 • www.lotusland.org

GOLETA VALLEY LIBRARY: 500 N. Fairview Ave • Tu-Thu: 10-7pm; Fri & Sa 10-5:30pm; Su 1-5pm • www.TheGoletaValleyArtAssociation.org

HELENA MASON ART GALLERY: 48 Helena Av • 11-5pm Wed-Mon • www.helenamasonartgallery.com

JAMES MAIN FINE ART: 19th & 20th Fine art & antiques • 27 E De La Guerra St • Tu-Sa 12-5 • Appt Suggested • 805-962-8347


12-4 • 805-962-5322 • https://karpeles.com/museums/sb.php

GALLERY: Water: Lompoc 10 ~ Feb 28 • 501 E North Av, Lompoc • 805588-3459.


CENTER: Rincon ~ Feb 26 • Thu-Su

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MARCIA BURTT STUDIO: Summer in Winter - paintings and photographs by gallery artists ~ April 2 • 517 Laguna St • Th-Su 1-5 • 805-9625588 • www.artlacuna.com

MAUNE CONTEMPORARY: Love Is In The Air • 1309 State St • Tu-Su 11-5 & By appt • 805-869-2524 • www.maune.com

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


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MY PET RAM: Now You Don’t: Anders Lindseth and Raychael Stine • 16 Helena Av • Fri-Sun noon-7pm • www.mypetram.com

PALM LOFT GALLERY: Three Old Trees: Work by Arturo Tello, Richard Schloss, and John Wullbrandt • 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • By Appt • 805-684-9700 • www.Palmloft.com

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SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Artists with disabilities programs, virtual exhibits • 805-260-6705 • www.sbartworks.org

SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: Winter Show ~ Spring • 1321 State St • MoSa 12-5; Su 12-4 • 805-845-4270 • www.santabarbarafineart.com

SB BOTANIC GARDEN: Interlopings: Colors in the Warp and Weft of Ecological Entanglements by Helén Svensson and Lisa Jevbratt ~ Mar 12 • 1212 Mission Canyon Rd • 10-5 daily • 805-682-4726 • www.sbbg.org

SB HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Clarence Mattei: Portrait of a Community; Memories of Mountain Drive: SB’s Bohemian Community ~ Feb 28; The Story of SB • 136 E De la Guerra • Thur 12-5, Fri 12-7; Sat 12-5 • 805966-1601 • www.sbhistorical.org

SB MARITIME MUSEUM: The Chumash, Whaling, Commercial

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Evening Glow - Douglas Preserve Original Oil Painting by Ralph Waterhouse
MERIT Modernist Artist www.jomerit.com JoMeritModern@gmail.com 10 West Gallery
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Art Events Eventos de Arte

AD&A MUSEUM OPENING RECEPTION • Reception celebrating opening of four new exhibitions • AD&A Museum, UCSB • Free • 5:30-7:30pm Sa, 2/25.

RECEPCIÓN DE INAUGURACIÓN DEL MUSEO AD&A • Recepción con motivo de la inauguración de cuatro nuevas exposiciones • AD&A Museum, UCSB • Gratis • 5:30-7:30pm sábado, 2/25.

VOICE Gallery February 2 to 28

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Diving, Surfing, Shipwrecks, First Order Fresnel Lens, and Santa Barbara Lighthouse Women Keepers ~ Ongoing

• 113 Harbor Way, Ste 190 • Thu-Su 10-5 • 805-962-8404 • www.SBMM.org

SB MUSEUM OF ART: Scenes from a Marriage: Ed & Nancy Kienholz ~ May 21; Out of Joint: Joan Tanner ~ May 14; Portrait of Mexico Today; Highlights of East Asian ArtOngoing • Tu-Su, 11-5; Thu, 11-8 • www.sbma.net • 805-963-4364

SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Native People Through Lens of Edward Curtis ~ Apr 30 • Wed-Sun 10-5 • 2559 Puesta del Sol • www.sbnature.org


Dive In: Our Changing Channel ~ Ongoing • Daily 10-5 • 805-6824711 • 211 Stearns Wharf • www.sbnature.org

SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: Abstract 10 ~ Mar 1 • 9-7 daily • 2375 Foothill Rd • 805-682-4722 • www.2ndfridaysart.com

SILO 118: 118 Gray St • 12-5 Th-Sa/ by appt • www.silo118.com

SULLIVAN GOSS: Surreal Women:

Surrealist Art By American Women ~ Feb 24-April 24; Regenerate: Works of J. Bradley Greer & Lynda Weinman ~ Mar 27 • 11 E Anapamu St • 805-7301460 • www.sullivangoss.com


BEAR MUSEUM: 122 W. Canon

Perdido • Fr-Sa 11-4; 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 • Sa, Su 12-4 • 805-688-7889 • www.santaynezmuseum.org

TAMSEN GALLERY: Work by Robert W. Firestone • 911.5 State St, 805705-2208 • www.tamsengallery.com

THOMAS REYNOLDS GALLERY: Western Edge ~ Mar 25 • Th-Sat 12-5; By Appt • 1331 State St • www.thomasreynolds.com

UCSB LIBRARY: www.library.ucsb.edu

VOICE GALLERY: Rendezvous ~ Feb 28

• La Cumbre Plaza H-124 • 805-9656448

WATERHOUSE GALLERY: Notable CA & National Artists • La Arcada Ct, 1114 State St, #9 • 11-5 Mon-Sun • 805-962-8885 • www.waterhousegallery.com

WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART: Entangled ~ March 25 • 805565-6162 • Mo-Fr 10-4; Sat 11-5 • www.westmont.edu/museum

WILDLING MUSEUM: Wildlife on the Edge: Hilary Baker ~ Mar 6; Portals & Pathways by Kerrie Smith ~ February 2023 • 1511 B Mission Dr, Solvang • www.wildlingmuseum.org

A BEHIND-THE-SCENES TOUR OF THE ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN COLLECTION • Tour w/ curator Silvia Perea • AD&A Museum, UCSB • Free, RSVP: https://tinyurl. com/4mctyakv • 11am Fr, 3/3.

UN RECORRIDO DETRÁS DE ESCENA DE LA COLECCIÓN DE ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN • Recorrido con la curadora Silvia Perea • AD&A Museum, UCSB • Gratis, Reserva tu lugar: https:// tinyurl.com/4mctyakv • 11am viernes, 3/3.

SB ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW • Local artists & artisans • 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd., SB • 10am-5pm Sundays.

EXPOSICIÓN DE ARTES Y ARTESANIAS SB • De artistas y artesanos locales • 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd., SB • 10am-5pm los domingos.

NIP IT IN THE BUD OPENING RECEPTION & AWARDS • Tickling the senses with work in multiple media from over 30 artists • Juried of awards Kerrie Smith • Santa Barbara Tennis Club • Free • 4:30-6pm Sa, 3/11.

CÓRTELO DE RAÍZ - RECEPCIÓN DE APERTURA Y ENTREGA DE PREMIOS • Haz cosquillas a los sentidos con el trabajo en múltiples medios de más de 30 artistas • Jurado de los premios Kerrie Smith • Santa Barbara Tennis Club • Gratis • 4:30-6pm sábado, 3/11.

ARTISTS TALK: WESTERN EDGE • With artists of Broad Spectrum • Thomas Reynolds Gallery • 2-4pm Sa, 3/18.

LOS ARTISTAS HABLAN: BORDE OCCIDENTAL • Con artistas de Broad Spectrum • Thomas Reynolds Gallery • 2-4pm sábado, 3/18.

Send your art openings, receptions, and events to Art@VoiceSB.com to be included in this free listing. Envía tus inauguraciones de arte, recepciones, y eventos a Art@VoiceSB.com para ser incluido en este listado gratuito.

SB Poet Laureate Emerita


Kincaid Rolle Receives National Recognition for Juneteenth Children’s Book

IN HONOR OF HER GORGEOUS POETRY and thoughtful examination of Juneteenth’s origins, the School Library Journal has recognized Santa Barbara Poet Laureate Emerita Sojourner Kincaid

Rolle’s illustrated children’s book Free at Last: A Juneteenth Poem for Black History Month 2023.

SLJ has listed the title on their “15 Nonfiction and Fiction Titles for Young Readers About Slavery in the United States” list, which includes those books that can present children with a “nuanced presentation of major historical events of Black history.” Other honored writers include Pulitzer Prize winner Nikole Hannah-Jones, Newbury Award winner Renée Watson, and Grammy Award winner Rhiannon Giddens.

Free at Last: A Juneteenth Poem introduces young readers to the origins of the holiday of Juneteenth, emphasizing its historic importance and continued relevance. Rolle’s poetry is accompanied by beautiful illustrations by artist Alex Bostic, who created the 2022 Edmonia Lewis Commemorative Forever stamp for the USPS Black Heritage Series. SLJ highlighted Rolle’s writing, stating it possesses a “lyrical feel that evokes a range of emotions, from sadness for the realities of the many hardships still faced right after emancipation, to the hope and resilience of newfound freedom.”

Sojourner Kincaid Rolle was the Santa Barbara Poet Laureate from 2015 to 2017. The search for the City’s next Poet Laureate is ongoing, to apply visit www.sbac.ca.gov

Free at Last: A Juneteenth Poem is available at Chaucer’s Books and through Rolle’s website, www.sojournerkincaidrolle.com

Wildling Museum Accepting Artist Proposals for Tower Gallery

ENGAGING THOUSANDS OF VISITORS AND PASSERSBY, the Wildling Museum is currently accepting artist proposals for its third-annual Michele Kuelbs Tower Gallery Installation. The deadline to submit proposals is March 1st, with the selected finalist’s installation due to be on view from May 2023 to March 2024.

Past exhibitions have included creative, environmentallythemed art installations such as Holli Harmon’s The Nature of Clouds and the current exhibiting artist-in-residence Kerrie Smith’s Portals & Pathways, which is on view through February 28th. The 2023 exhibition will call for a focus on oceans and underwater themes, and proposals should explore an environmental topic such as climate change, plastic pollution, overfishing, or similar environmental issues. Proposals are open for artists living in the counties of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Ventura, and Los Angeles.

To submit a proposal and learn more visit: www.wildlingmuseum.org/news/2023-tower-request-for-proposals

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