VOICE Magazine: March 11, 2022

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March 11, 2022

Montecito Award

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County Supervisors put the kibosh on oil trucking and pumping

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A concert collaboration between the Santa Barbara Symphony and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art will feature organist Cameron Carpenter 7

Penélope Cruz was honored with the SBIFF Montecito Award and a tribute

Music & concept by Laura Kaminsky Libretto by Mark Campbell & Kimberly Reed Film by Kimberly Reed “A piece that haunts and challenges its audience with questions about identity, authenticity, and compassion” – Opera News

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By Arrangement with Bill Holab Music. As One was commissioned and developed by American Opera Projects (AOP) MOXI has partnered with the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s Van Gogh exhibition to present a virtual Van Gogh experience

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Opera Santa Barbara

Imagery designed by Jenny Schuler for Chicago Fringe Opera’s 2017 production of As One

Bold, shimmering

As One

invites the audience to share a woman’s experience

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By Kerry Methner / VOICE

LUMBING THE DEPTHS OF ISOLATION AND WENDING ITS WAY THROUGH TRANSFORMATION, selfacceptance, and ultimately to generosity of spirit, the story of Hannah in the contemporary American Opera As One invites the audience on a journey. This month, Opera Santa Barbara will present the 50th production of the opera since its New York premiere in 2014.

Conductor Alexandra Enyart

The opera, by Laura Kaminsky, Mark Campbell, and Kimberly Reed opens March 25th, at 7:30pm, and March 27th, at 2:30pm, at the Lobero Theatre. The story follows Hannah, a transgender woman portrayed by two singers, “Hannah before” (a baritone) and “Hannah after” (a mezzosoprano), as she discovers her gender identity and learns to love herself in a world where she’s not accepted. According to Opera News, “As One is a piece that haunts and challenges its audience with questions about identity, authenticity, compassion, and the human desire for self-love and peace.” Directed by Amy Hutchison

RESERVED TICKETS can be purchased online at lobero.org, and are currently priced at $149 and $99. A limited number of You Decide! Tickets (pay-whatyou-choose) are also available by phone only through the Lobero Box Office, at (805) 963.0761, thanks to a generous grant from the Holly and Walter Thompson Foundation, Bank of America, N.A. Co-trustee. www.operasb.org All patrons must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or negative test within the last 72 hours accompanied by picture ID. In accordance with the latest State and County guidance, patrons will NOT be required to wear a face covering. Detailed health protocols can be found on the Lobero Lobero website.

Opera Santa Barbara’s production of As One will take the Lobero Stage on March 25th and 27th

and conducted by Alexandra Enyart who is transgender, both of whom have long history with the opera, the opera asks the audience to journey through Hannah’s childhood, college years, and beyond. The roles of Hannah before and Hannah after are taken up by alumni of Opera Santa Barbara’s Chrisman Studio Program, Evan Bravos, who was last seen in the Music Academy of the West’s Cold Mountain in 2019, and Ashley Armstrong, who portrayed Olga in Opera SB’s 2019 Eugene Onegin. “Bringing As One to Santa Barbara has been a dream of mine since I saw Amy (Hutchison)’s production in Chicago in 2017”, said Opera SB Artistic and General Director Kostis Protopapas. “It is as courageous, tender, lyrical, and cathartic as any contemporary opera I have ever seen. It is also a terrific opportunity to open our doors and welcome new audiences who do not typically attend opera.” Conductor Enyart took time from her home near Chicago for a call from VOICE to discuss the opera and her experience.

Voice: So what’s the highlight for you in conducting this piece? Enyart: For me? Well, first I love getting to do the rehearsal process. I love getting to talk to the cast and work with the director. I get to be in this shared collaborative space where we really break the piece down and take it apart and put it back together. Being trans myself, I think there’s something really significant about that process, because I’m sharing space with cis performers and cis actors. Most often when I’m doing this, and having the opportunity in the space to talk about my experiences through the piece, I think it is really a very positive one for me. And then when it comes to actually doing the show and performing it, when it’s coming in I love how it’s all these different episodes. So there are like 14 episodes as we watch someone grow up through their life – through all the things that are hard in life – in all the different ways that it means to grow up, and just to find yourself. For a lot of that, there’s a reasonably generic person; It’s almost as if Hannah could

be replaced by almost anyone. But as the show goes on, and by the end, she becomes so specific... she becomes her own character and her own self. I think that that’s super beautiful. And I love the way that the creators have brought that moment together. I think it’s stunning. It invites every person in and says “Look how we’re relatable. Look how similar you are to Hannah. Look how much she’s the same that anyone can claim her.” But then at the end, she’s real. These are people that exist. I think it’s magical when that happens, and I love being on the podium. Voice: Do you think that your experience as a person who went through this yourself, who is a trans person, gives you a special insight into interpreting the music and your process working with the people? Enyart: Absolutely. Yes. It’s not often that when I’m doing an opera, I get to be involved in scenes that I have lived personally. And there’s something very powerful about that. It has to be present when it is your life. There’s so much of this opera that I have personally experienced. And so, when I am around and when I’m involved in a production, I feel like I offer a much deeper level of insight in each of these moments...And all these things can be more authentic and more real. The cast is two cisgender singers. And it’s really significant that they not try to play a trans person. It’s really significant that they become aspects and ideas and pieces of identity and, and play that and shape that as the story of girlhood and womanhood, because so often this gets labeled “the transgender opera,” and it’s really an opera about women. We see so often in opera that women end up in horrible places. They die. That’s a trope in the opera, the woman in opera dies. And it’s so significant. [For] Hannah, not only do we have an American woman showing up on an opera stage, which is significant anyway, but she makes it. And there’s a real significant aspect of the same feminism that everybody else experiences. It is so significant to her, and that’s what I want people to Continued on page 20

Voice: What is it about this piece that makes you want to conduct it? Alexandra Enyart: I just I adore the

piece musically and storywise. As an opera conductor, my favorite things are sound and story, and this is a brilliant combination of both. It’s got new music, it tells an American story, an American story about a woman’s coming of age, and she is transgender. And I think that all of those are so powerful and so meaningful in our society and our culture right now. Evan Bravos, Baritone

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Penélope Cruz Receives SBIFF Montecito Award Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images for SBIFF

HEERS OF ¡VIVA PENÉLOPE! FILLED THE ARLINGTON THEATRE Tuesday night as Penélope Cruz received the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Montecito Award. Displaying the same sincerity and passion she delivers on-screen, Cruz discussed her life and career leading up to her Oscar-nominated performance in Parallel Mothers. The evening ended with legendary actress Sophia Loren making a surprise virtual appearance to present Cruz with the Montecito Award. Penélope Cruz “Even though we are a few generations apart, your sensitivity, empathy, and dedication make you a woman for all ages,” said Sophia Loren. Answering questions provided by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling, Cruz opened the evening by discussing her lifelong love of acting, which began when she was only four years old in ballet classes. As she recounted anecdotes, festival attendees punctuated her personal storytelling with laughter and applause. “By age six, I was asking my teacher to give me the role of Carmen,” said Cruz. “And I realized, in my classes that I was playing characters, and also when playing with my friends — I was not relaxed and just playing — I knew that

I was acting, and I knew that it was making me so happy.”

The conversation quickly turned to Cruz’s relationship with the iconic Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, with whom she has made seven films. She Penélope Cruz and SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling explained that she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. After knew she would pursue acting after each clip, Cruz provided insights into her creative process, seeing Almodóvar’s 1988 film Tie Me explaining how she has learned different dialects as well as Up! Tie Me Down!, joking about how how to separate her emotions from her characters’ goals. she would lightly stalk Almodóvar This was certainly the case in her most recent by trying to visit the places he Almodóvar film, Parallel Mothers, where she frequented. must maintain a dramatic lie to keep the life Eventually, after she wants. The film earned Cruz her second starring in Jamón Jamón and Belle Époque, Best Actress nomination — an achievement Almodóvar contacted Cruz, saying that he made all the more special by her husband, was going to write her a character that would actor Javier Bardem, also being nominated “fit her like a body.” In 1997, Cruz made her for this year’s Best Actor award. Almodóvar film debut in Live Flesh. Following the conversation, director “The connection was so strong,” said Edoardo Ponti took the stage to introduce Cruz about her first time working with a recording of his mother, Sophia Loren, Almodóvar. “We were both kind of surprised delivering a heartwarming message to about it, because it was like we could already Sophia Loren dedicating the Cruz. Cruz responded with an emotional Montecito Award to Cruz then almost read each other’s minds.” acceptance speech, thanking Loren, Guiding the conversation were brief screenings of Almodóvar, and emphasizing her support for the women scenes from Cruz’s most memorable films, including and people of Ukraine, and earning her a standing ovation Volver, Nine, and Vicky Cristina Barcelona, for which Cruz as she left the stage. Photo courtesy of Block-Korenbrot Public Relations

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SBIFF CLOSING NIGHT FILM SPOTLIGHT

Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over

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NDING THE SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ON A HIGH NOTE, the legendary singer Dionne Warwick will visit the Arlington Theatre for the festival’s closing night documentary, Dionne Singer Dionne Warwick Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over. Chronicling Warwick’s career as she moved from singing with New Jersey gospel choirs to her status as a national icon, the film provides intimate insight into her life. The screening will take place at 8pm on Saturday, March 12th. “They’ll get to know Dionne Warwick,” said Warwick about the documentary in a February conversation with USA Today. “The things I did, the things I didn’t do. Things I like, things I don’t like. Of course, they’re aware of my music, but it will clarify to everybody who I am and come directly from me.” Featuring interviews with Bill Clinton, Gladys Knight, Snoop Dogg, and more, Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over details how Warwick overcame gender, racial, and cultural obstacles utilizing the power of music. Today, she is widely celebrated not only for her classic hits such as What the World Needs Now and Say a Little Prayer, but her activism across multiple issues.


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Santa Barbara County Rejects ExxonMobil Oil-Trucking Plan and re-start of Idled Platforms Supervisors Vote Against Project, Citing Public Safety, Oil-Spill Concerns

3 out of 4 respondents said they were concerned “about the safety of our local highways if up to 70 oil tanker trucks are allowed on our roads each day.”

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Today’s vote comes on the heels of a disturbing new report from international scientists on climate change’s intense and mounting damages. It follows last year’s disastrous oil spill off Huntington Beach, another offshore oil leak from DCOR Pipeline 0919, an oil tanker truck accident and fire in Santa Maria, and the Alisal Fire that threatened the ExxonMobil’s Las Flores Canyon oil-processing facility, where trucks would load crude.

“The Huntington spill sadly brought into clear, devastating focus why restarting Exxon’s 40-year-old platforms, beyond their max 35year life, with a history of corrosion and spills, would place our entire coastline at risk,” said Katie Davis, chair of the Sierra Club Los Padres Chapter, which also submitted a petition, signed by more than 2,000 people, opposing the project. “Offshore oil is too risky. We know it, and the industry and regulators know it. It’s why 7,500 businesses and 90 cities on the Pacific coast are on record opposing offshore oil.”

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HE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS VOTED TODAY TO REJECT EXXONMOBIL’S PROPOSAL TO TRANSPORT OIL BY TANKER TRUCKS along hazardous California highways. The plan would have helped the company restart three 1980s drilling platforms off the Santa Barbara coast, shut down since the Refugio disaster seven years ago.

A drilling platform off the Santa Barbara coast

ExxonMobil’s plan would have added up to 24,800 oilfilled truck trips a year on coastal Highway 101 and hazardous Route 166. ExxonMobil’s three offshore platforms near Santa Barbara were shut down in 2015 after the Plains All American Pipeline ruptured and spilled thousands of gallons of oil. In 2020 county planning staff recommended a prohibition on oil tanker trucks on Route 166 after a major accident spilled more than 4,500 gallons into the Cuyama River. “Recent oil tanker truck accidents and offshore oil spills show how dangerous ExxonMobil’s proposal to restart its offshore oil platforms and truck crude oil along scenic and perilous county highways is. Our research revealed that there have been eight serious accidents involving tanker trucks along the route in the last several years, resulting in deaths, oil spills, injuries, fires, and road closures,” said Linda Krop, chief counsel of the Environmental Defense Center, which represents Get Oil Out! and Santa Barbara County Action Network. “We applaud the Board’s vote against ExxonMobil’s project, which puts the safety of our communities, climate and coastlines first.” The county’s rejection of ExxonMobil’s proposal was based on the project’s significant and unavoidable harms to biological, water and cultural resources in the event of a spill, as well as the proposed trucking’s other threats to health, safety

and general welfare. “The Environmental Affairs Board celebrates the Board of Supervisor’s decision to reject Exxon’s trucking proposal once and for all,” said the Environmental Affairs Board at University of California at Santa Barbara. “Exxon’s trucking proposal was a step in the wrong direction on climate and put Californians and our coastal resources in harm’s way from spills, crashes, pollution and fires. This vote gives our generation of students hope that the county is transitioning to a clean, safe and just future without delay.” California suffers hundreds of oil-truck incidents a year, and many result in oil spills. There were 258 trucking accidents along the planned route from 2015 to 2021; since 2007 eight oil tanker truck accidents have occurred that resulted in six deaths, multiple injuries, fires, road closures, and oil spills. “This is an enormous victory against oil industry pollution and this trucking plan’s significant threats to public safety,” said Julie Teel Simmonds, a senior attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity. “We’ve seen oil spill after oil spill along the California coast, and it’s incredibly encouraging to see Santa Barbara County supervisors take a stand against this dirty and dangerous industry.” A majority of Santa Barbara County voters oppose restarting ExxonMobil’s offshore drilling platforms in the Santa Barbara Channel, according to a November 2019 poll. Nearly

Big Ships to Cruise Into Santa Barbara

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ITH THE ARRIVAL OF A SHIP NEXT WEEK, cruise ship visits to Santa Barbara will resume after a nearly two year moratorium. The city will welcome a total of 31 ships during 2022, following updated safety protocols announced at the city council meeting on Tuesday. Cruise ship visits were suspended over two years ago when the Center for Disease Control sent out a no sail order and the City of Santa Barbara officially refused visits. Bringing thousands of dollars in revenue to city businesses, the visiting ships also contribute about $500,000 in passenger fees to the Waterfront Department of the City. All ship passengers pay the Waterfront Department a $7 fee by way of each ship’s manifest numbers. The cruise ship schedule into Santa Barbara is based on off peak business months, to help boost the economy in a more environmentally friendly way, with less car traffic and pollution.

“The Board has taken the right stance today and protected Chumash homelands and homewaters from this unthinkable project,” said Mariza Sullivan, Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation Tribal representative. “The Chumash people will not condone this or other destructive fossil fuel projects passing through our ancestral lands.” The coalition opposing ExxonMobil’s trucking plan includes 350 Santa Barbara, the California Coastal Protection Network, the California Wildlife Foundation/California Oaks, CalTrout, Carpinteria Valley Association, the Center for Biological Diversity, the Center for Oceanic Awareness Research, and Education (COARE), Channel Islands Restoration, Citizens Planning Association, Climate First: Replacing Oil and Gas, the Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation, Coastal Ranches Conservancy, Community Environmental Council, the Cuyama Valley Community Association, Eco Vista, Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo, Environmental Defense Center, Explore Ecology, Food & Water Watch, Food and Water Action, Fund for Santa Barbara, Gaviota Coast Conservancy, Get Oil Out!, Goleta Goodland Coalition, Goodland Coalition, Heal the Bay, Heal the Ocean, the League of Women Voters (Santa Barbara), Los Padres ForestWatch, Northern California Recycling Association, the Plastic Pollution Coalition, Plastics Ocean International, Santa Barbara Audubon, Santa Barbara Channelkeeper, Santa Barbara County Action Network, the Santa Barbara Standing Rock Coalition, the Santa Barbara Urban Creeks Council, Save Our Shores, the SB Museum of Natural History & Sea Ctr, Seventh Generation Advisors, Sierra Club Los Padres Chapter, Sierra Club Santa Lucia Chapter, Society of Fearless Grandmothers (SB), Surfrider Foundation, Surfrider Foundation Santa Barbara County Chapter, The 5 Gyres Institute, UCSB Associated Students External Vice President for Statewide Affairs Esmeralda Quintero-Cubillan, UCSB Coastal Fund, UCSB Environmental Affairs Board, UCSB Environmental Justice Alliance, UPSTREAM, WE Watch, Wishtoyo Chumash Foundation, and Zero Waste USA.

Letter To the Ukrainian Resisters and Russian Protesters:

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e fervently affirm our admiration for the courageous Ukrainian resisters who, inspired by their resolute president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, have taken up arms to help the Ukrainian army repel their country’s unprovoked invasion by the Russian army.

We also express profound admiration for the bravery of each Russian citizen who, despite the certainty of swift arrest and harsh imprisonment, poured onto streets in cities across their country to protest their president’s decision to order a horrific act of war against its sovereign neighbor. We support your courage, bravery, and hope. We pray for your survival, and stand in solidarity with your desire for peace and freedom. Sincerely, St. Anthony’s Community Association Submitted by Judith McDermott


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Sonic Boom

Synergy Between Music & SBMA Van Gogh Exhibition

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ORLD RENOWNED AMERICAN ORGANIST Cameron Carpenter will join the Santa Barbara Symphony in a concert titled “Sonic Boom,” a collaboration with the Santa Barbara Museum of Art exhibition Through Vincent’s Eyes: Van Gogh and His Sources. Carpenter and the Symphony will perform Saint-Saëns’ Third Symphony, which was written and performed in Paris during the time Vincent Van Gogh lived in the City of Light, with the intent of experiencing the unique sounds and an image of Paris of the late 1880s. Performances will take place on Saturday, March 19th at 7:30pm and Sunday, March 20th at 3pm at the Granada Theatre. “It is rare to hear and see the organ take center stage with a symphony orchestra,” said Maestro Nir Kabaretti. “Audiences will experience the rich sonorities of the organ combined with the glorious sounds of the orchestra. With his exceptional musicality, sheer endless technical ability, and pioneering spirit, the extraordinary organist Cameron

Carpenter is already leaving his mark on recent music history - and Santa Barbara will be wowed by the sound!” As one of the most in-demand classical musicians in the world, American organist Cameron Carpenter Cameron Carpenter has taken the The Symphony’s collaboration with Through Vincent’s music world by storm by shattering Eyes: Van Gogh and His Sources at the Santa Barbara stereotypes and making the organ cool again. Audiences Museum of Art begins an innovative new artistic synergy will quite literally feel the sonic waves emanating from the between the two organizations and is generously sponsored organ. The haunting Poulenc Concerto for Organ, Timpani, by Principal Concert Sponsor, Dr. Bob Weinman; Artist and Strings, evokes the suspense and drama of a movie Sponsors, Susan Aberle, Roxana & Fred Anson, and thriller. Duncan & Suzanne Mellichamp; and Selection Sponsors, The Symphony’s collaboration with the Santa Barbara Gillian Launie and Judd & Susan Lundt. Museum of Art and its Through Vincent’s Eyes: Van Tickets for “Sonic Boom” on Saturday, March 19th at 7:30pm and Gogh and His Sources, will continue through April with Sunday, March 20th at 3pm at the Granada Theatre can be its concert Romance in a New Key featuring the Silver / purchased online at www.granadasb.org. For full details about the remaining Santa Barbara Symphony’s 2021/22 season and to Garburg piano duo and a recital on the museum’s Parallel purchase season subscriptions, Stories series.

The Theatre Group at Santa Barbara City College

All Aboard for Murder on the Orient Express

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By Daisy Scott / VOICE

ASTERFULLY BLENDING INTRIGUE, MURDER, AND HUMOR, The Theatre Group at Santa Barbara City College’s production of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express reveals why this story has charmed audiences for almost 90 years. Directed by Katie Laris and utilizing a new adaptation by Ken Ludwig, the production’s casting, sets, and costumes pay delightful homage to one of the greatest mysteries ever told, all while highlighting the local talent found within our community. Performances will run through Saturday, March 19th at Garvin Theatre.

The train’s eight passengers provide an engaging lineup of murder suspects, from Story’s animated portrayal of Helen Hubbard, an American divorcee, to Beck’s candid and determined Countess Andrenyi. Jackson joins McKenna Kline to present the secretive couple, Colonel Arbuthnot and Mary Debenham. Another interesting pairing is found in the self-righteous exiled Princess Dragomiroff and her ridiculously pious assistant Greta Ohlsson, played by Emma-Jane Huerta and Jenna Scanlon, respectively.

Faithfully executing the plotline of Agatha Christie’s beloved novel, the curtain rises on Detective Hercule Poirot (Matthew Tavianini) as he embarks on a vacation on the Orient Express, which is managed by his friend, Monsieur Bouc (Justin Davanzo). Onboard, he meets an eclectic cast of characters, including the curt Colonel Arbuthnot (Sanford Jackson), charming Countess Andrenyi (Leesa Beck), and energetic Helen Hubbard (Tiffany Story).

Yet what assures the audience is fully transported is the production’s remarkable set, courtesy of master carpenter Joe Tamony, interim master carpenter Alex Das, and scenic artist Alex Grabow. In an impressive feat of craftsmanship, the set reveals the interior of the train’s dining car and three passenger rooms, all set on moving platforms before a greenscreen of passing mountains. Combined with the period-appropriate costumes selected by interim costume director Catherine Forester, audiences feel as if they are passengers on the Orient Express themselves.

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Yet when one of the passengers is murdered in his bunk overnight, every one of these interesting individuals becomes a suspect. Poirot is quickly called into action to solve the crime, launching an investigation full of twists and turns right up to its thrilling conclusion. Given the dialogue-heavy nature of Murder on the Orient Express, the success of productions of this play rests solely with its cast’s talent for bringing its vibrant characters to life. The Theatre Group at SBCC clearly understands this, with each actor embodying their characters as Agatha Christie envisioned them. Tavianini’s Poirot, complete with a large fake mustache, is as witty and sharp as he’s written in Christie’s novels, and aptly plays off Davanzo’s amiable but overwhelmed Monsieur Bouc.

These main suspects are supported by Raymond Wallenthin’s portrayal of the train’s steadfast conductor, Michel, and Johnny Waaler’s earnest but nervous Hector. Notable supporting performances also include Mircea Oprea as the victim, Samuel Ratchett, Will Muse as a pretentious waiter, and eight-year-old Haley Klan’s debut role as Daisy Armstrong.

Leesa Beck, Matthew Tavianini, and Tiffany Story (in back), and McKenna Kline and Sanford Jackson in Murder on the Orient Express

Supplementing the outstanding set are a series of videos that are projected on a screen above the stage. Shot in black and white and featuring the production’s actors, the videos let the audience experience flashbacks to glean important details or gain contextual information. The effect adds a creative, playful element to an otherwise serious plot, cementing the Theatre Group at SBCC’s Murder on the Orient Express as a wholly entertaining experience.

For tickets ($14-26) visit www.theatregroupsbcc.com


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STAY & PLAY POP-UP

Share stories with your kids • SB Public Library • Bohnett Park • Free • 10am-12pm Fr, 3/11.

QUÉDATE Y JUEGA POP-UP

Comparte historias con tus hijos • Biblioteca pública de SB • Bohnett Park • Gratis • 10am12pm viernes, 3/11.

STORYWALK

Outdoor activities and story • SB Public Library • Bohnett Park • Free • 10am-12pm Fr, 3/11.

PASEO DE LA HISTORIA

Actividades al aire libre e historia • Biblioteca pública de SB • Bohnett Park • Gratis • 10am12pm viernes, 3/11.

MUSIC | MÚSICA

TEEN NIGHT AT JAMS

Open jam session for teens • JAMS, 631 1/2 N. Milpas St. • Free • Email maria@jamsmusic.org • Young teens 6-7pm, teens/young adults 7-9pm, Fr.

NOCHE DE ADOLESCENTES EN JAMS

Sesión improvisada abierta para adolescentes • JAMS, 631 1/2 N. Milpas St. • Gratis • Manda un correo electrónico a maria@jamsmusic.org • Jóvenes adolescentes 6-7pm, adolescentes/ jóvenes adultos 7-9pm, viernes.

THE DEREK DOUGET BAND

New Orleans jazz • Lobero Theatre • $31-81 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm Fr, 3/11.

LA BANDA DE DEREK DOUGET

Jazz de Nueva Orleans • Teatro Lobero • $31-81 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm viernes, 3/11.

UCSB GOSPEL CHOIR

Traditional and contemporary songs • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB • $7-10, UCSB students and under 12 free • https://tinyurl.com/vrfu8nwe • 7:30pm Fr, 3/11.

CORO DE GOSPEL DE UCSB

Canciones tradicionales y contemporáneas • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB • $7-10, estudiantes de UCSB y menores de 12 años gratis • https://tinyurl.com/vrfu8nwe • 7:30pm viernes, 3/11.

AJ LEE & BLUE SUMMIT/SALTY STRINGS

SB-based bluegrass concert • SOhO Restaurant & Music Club • $15 • www.sohosb.com • 8:30pm Fr, 3/11.

AJ LEE & BLUE SUMMIT/SALTY STRINGS Concierto de bluegrass basado en SB • SOhO Restaurant & Music Club • $15 • www.sohosb.com • 8:30pm viernes, 3/11.

SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES

LIBRARY ON THE GO

Visit the Library’s van • SB Public Library • Bohnett Park • Free • 10am-12pm Fr, 3/11.

BIBLIOTECA SOBRE LA MARCHA

Visita la camioneta de la biblioteca • Biblioteca pública de SB • Bohnett Park • Gratis • 10am12pm viernes, 3/11.

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES

HOW THE SHARED DEATH EXPERIENCE CHANGES EVERYTHING

Webinar by authors William Peters and Dr. Raymond Moody • Free • https://tinyurl.com/ytf23x77 • 10am Sa, 3/12.

CÓMO LA EXPERIENCIA DE LA MUERTE COMPARTIDA LO CAMBIA TODO

YOGA COMUNITARIO

Clase para todos los niveles • 705 Paseo Nuevo, cerca de Sephora • Gratis • Trae una toalla/ colchoneta • 10-11am sábado, 3/12.

SPRING PICNIC AND AL FRESCO CONCERT Picnic and enjoy live music • Ganna Walska Lotusland • $50 members, $75 general • www.lotusland.org • 2-4:30pm Sa, 3/12.

SPRING PICNIC AND AL FRESCO CONCERT Picnic and enjoy live music • Ganna Walska Lotusland • $50 members, $75 general • www.lotusland.org • 2-4:30pm sábado, 3/12.

SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES

COFFEE & CLASSICS

Admire and learn about vintage cars • The Community Hot Rod Project Inc. • South Coast Church, 5814 Cathedral Oaks Rd • Free • www.thecommunityhotrodproject.com • 8-10am 2nd & 4th Saturdays.

CAFÉ Y CLÁSICOS

Seminario web de los autores William Peters y Dr. Raymond Moody • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/ytf23x77 • 10am sábado, 3/12.

Admira y aprende sobre los autos antiguos • The Community Hot Rod Project Inc. • South Coast Church, 5814 Cathedral Oaks Rd • Gratis • www.thecommunityhotrodproject.com • 8-10am segundo y cuarto sábado.

AHA! PEACE BUILDERS MID-YEAR CONFERENCE

SB ST PATRICKS DAY PUB CRAWL & BLOCK PARTY

Topic: Approaching Injustice with Grace • Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden St. • Free • RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/8chmdy3d • 11am-3pm Sa, 3/12.

CONFERENCIA DE MITAD DE AÑO DE CONSTRUCTORES DE PAZ DE AHA!

Tema: Acercarse a la injusticia con gracia • Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden St. • Gratis • Reserva tu lugar: https://tinyurl.com/8chmdy3d • 11am-3pm sábado, 3/12.

ARCHITECT BOOK SIGNING

With Jeff Shelton, The Fig District • Lost Horizon Bookstore, 539 San Ysidro Rd. • Free • 2-4pm Sa, 3/12.

Pub crawl and live music • Check in at Institution Ale 516 State St. • $14-24 • https://tinyurl.com/mj3y75u2 • 1pm-close Sa, 3/12 & Th, 3/17.

RECORRIDO DE BARES Y FIESTA EN LA CALLE DEL DÍA DE SAN PATRICIO EN SB

Recorrido de bares y música en vivo • Regístrate en Institution Ale 516 State St• $14-24 • https://tinyurl.com/mj3y75u2 • 1pm-cierre sábado, 3/12 y jueves, 3/17.

AN AFFAIRE OF THE VINE

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A Spring Celebration of Dance

A Spring Celebration of Dance, presented by the State Street Ballet Young Dancers, will light up the Lobero stage at 7pm, Sunday, March 13th. For tickets ($15-35) visit www.lobero.org

Una celebración primaveral de la danza

Una celebración primaveral de la danza, presentada por State Street Ballet Young Dancers, iluminará el escenario del Lobero a las 7pm, el domingo, 13 de marzo. Para boletos ($15-35) visita www.lobero.org

https://tinyurl.com/ycksz8k2 • 5:30pm Sa, 3/12.

UNA AVENTURA DE LA VIÑA

Recaudación de fondos para United Boys & Girls Clubs • Alma Rosa Vineyard, 7250 Santa Rosa Rd., Buellton • $75 • www.unitedbg.org/ events • 1-4pm sábado, 3/12.

CARPINTERIA COMMUNITY AWARDS GALA Honoring local community members • SB South Coast Chamber of Commerce • Rincon Beach Club, 3811 Santa Claus Ln. • $150 •

GALA DE PREMIOS DE LA COMUNIDAD DE CARPINTERIA Honrando a los miembros de la comunidad local • Cámara de Comercio de la Costa Sur de SB • Rincon Beach Club, 3811 Santa Claus Ln. • $150 • https://tinyurl.com/ycksz8k2 • 5:30pm sábado, 3/12.

Fundraiser for United Boys & Girls Clubs • Alma Rosa Vineyard, 7250 Santa Rosa Rd., Buellton • $75 • www.unitedbg.org/events • 1-4pm Sa, 3/12.

FIRMA DE LIBROS DE ARQUITECTO

Con Jeff Shelton, The Fig District • Lost Horizon Bookstore, 539 San Ysidro Rd. • Gratis, 2-4pm sábado 3/12.

MUSIC | MÚSICA

KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD BAND

Blues-rock guitar concert • Lobero Theatre • $50-106 • www.lobero.org • 8pm Sa, 3/12.

KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD BAND

Concierto de guitarra blues-rock • Teatro Lobero • $50-106 • www.lobero.org • 8pm sábado, 3/12.

JESSIE PAYO

Let’s Go To The M O V I E S

MARCH 11 - 17

NORTH S.B. COUNTY THEATRES Movie Listings for 3/11/22-3/18/22 MOVIES LOMPOC • (805) 736-1558 / 736-0146 DOG -PG13Daily 4:30-7 | Sat-Sun 2-4:30-7 UNCHARTED -PG13Daily 4:30-7 | Sat-Sun 2-4:30-7 THE BATMAN -PG13Daily 4:45-7 | Sat-Sun-Mon 1-3-4:45-7 All Screens Now Presented In Dolby Digital Projection and Dolby Digital Sound!

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Singer-songwriter concert • Lost Chord Guitars, 1576 Copenhagen Dr., Solvang • $10 • https://tinyurl.com/2p88emr7 • 8pm Sa, 3/12.

JESSIE PAYO

Concierto de cantautores • Lost Chord Guitars, 1576 Copenhagen Dr., Solvang • $10 • https://tinyurl.com/2p88emr7 • 8pm sábado, 3/12.

FRI: 5:00pm Live-Action Shorts SAT: 1:45pm Doc Shorts / 7:45pm Animation Shorts SUN: 5:00pm Doc Shorts MON: 7:45pm Live Action Shorts TUES: 5:30pm Animation Shorts WED: 7:45pm Doc Shorts THURS: 5:00pm Live Action NOMINATED FOR TWO ACADEMY AWARDS: BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM & BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE

PADDLING OPEN HOUSE

Paddle in an outrigger canoe • SB Outrigger Canoe Club • West Beach near Sea Landing • 9am Sa, 3/12, 3/19.

CASA ABIERTA DE REMAR

Remar en una canoa con estabilizadores • SB Outrigger Canoe Club • West Beach cerca de Sea Landing • 9am sábados, 3/12, 3/19.

COMMUNITY YOGA

Class for all levels • 705 Paseo Nuevo, near Sephora • Free • Bring a towel/mat • 10-11am Sa, 3/12.

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

FRI: 7:45pm / SAT: 5:00pm / SUN: 2:30pm MON, WED: 5:00pm / TUES, THURS: 7:45pm PROOF OF COVID-19 VACCINATION OR NEGATIVE TEST REQUIRED

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STAR PARTY

Explore the night sky • SB Museum of Natural History, Palmer Observatory • Free • 7-10pm Sa, 3/12.

FIESTA DE ESTRELLAS

Explora el cielo nocturno • Museo SB de Historia Natural, Observatorio Palmer • Gratis • 7-10pm sábado, 3/12.

Sunday • domingo 3.13.22 DANCE | BAILE

A SPRING CELEBRATION OF DANCE

State Street Ballet Young Dancers performance • Lobero Theatre • $25, $15 students • www.lobero.org • 7pm Su, 3/13.

UNA CELEBRACIÓN PRIMAVERAL DE LA DANZA

Presentación de jóvenes bailarines de State Street Ballet • Teatro Lobero • $25, $15 estudiantes • www.lobero.org • 7pm domingo, 3/13.

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES

YOUTHWELL WELLNESS VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

Improve communication with your kids • YouthWell • Free • www.youthwell.org/workshops • 4:30-6pm Su, 3/13.

TALLER VIRTUAL DE BIENESTAR DE YOUTHWELL

Mejora la comunicación con tus hijos • YouthWell • Gratis • www.youthwell.org/workshops • 4:30-6pm domingo, 3/13.

MUSIC | MÚSICA

ALASDAIR FRASER AND NATALIE HAAS

Playing with Folk Orchestra of SB • Marjorie Luke Theatre • $38 • www.folkorchestrasb.com • 4pm Su, 3/13.

ALASDAIR FRASER Y NATALIE HAAS

Tocando con la Orquesta Folclórica de SB • Marjorie Luke Theatre • $38 • www.folkorchestrasb.com • 4pm domingo, 3/13.

OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE

Care for our beaches • Explore Ecology • Arroyo Burro Beach • Register: https://tinyurl.com/mr23dfjj • 10am-12pm Su, 3/13.

LUNES DE LOCURA BIG BAND

Presentación de un músico de jazz local • SOhO Restaurant & Music Club • $10-35 • www.sohosb.com • 1-4pm domingo, 3/13.

RANCHO LA PATERA & STOW HOUSE

Take a tour, support the Museum Store, or enjoy the beautiful grounds • www.goletahistory.org • 11am to 2pm weekends.

SANTA BARBARA GHOST TOURS

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

Schedule subject to change. Please visit metrotheatres.com for theater updates. Thank you. Features and Showtimes for Mar 11-17, 2022 * = Subject to Restrictions on “SILVER MVP PASSES; and No Passes”

www.metrotheatres.com

Cyrano (PG13): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:10, 7:00. Sat/Sun: 2:15, 4:10, 7:00. Dog (PG13): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:05, 7:30.Sat/Sun: 1:45, 5:05, 7:30. Death on the Nile (PG13): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:45, 7:40. Sat/Sun: 1:55, 4:45, 7:40.

CAMINO REAL 7040 MARKETPLACE DRIVE GOLETA 805-688-4140

The Batman* (PG13): Fri: 12:50, 1:45, 2:45, 3:45, 4:40, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:20, 9:15, 10:15. Sat: 11:00, 12:00, 12:50, 1:45, 2:45, 3:45, 4:40, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:20, 9:15, 10:15. Sun: 11:00, 12:00, 12:50, 1:45, 2:45, 3:45, 4:40, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:20, 9:15. Mon: 1:45, 2:45, 3:45, 4:40, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:20, 9:15. Uncharted (PG13): Fri: 1:20, 4:00, 6:45, 9:30. Sat: 12:20, 1:20, 4:00, 6:45, 9:30. Sun: 11:30,12:20, 2:15, 5:00, 8:00. Mon: 2:15,5:00, 8:00. Jackass Forever (R): Fri-Sat: 3:00, 5:20, 7:40, 10:00. Sun-Wed: 3:00, 5:20, 7:40. Thur: 3:00, 5:20. X* (R): Thur: 7:30. Jujutsu Kaisen O, Subbed* (PG13): 7:45.

HITCHCOCK 371 South Hitchcock Way SANTA BARBARA 805-682-6512

Cyrano (PG13): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:40. Sat/Sun: 1:30, 4:40. Parallel Mothers (R): Fri, Mon-Thur: 7:20. Sat/Sun: 7:20. Licorice Pizza (PG13): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:20, 7:30. Sat/Sun: 1:40, 4:20, 7:30.

METRO 4 618 STATE STREET SANTA BARBARA 805-965-7684 LP = Laser Projection

The Cursed (R): Sun, Tue/Wed: 5:25, 8:05. Thur: 5:25. Scream (R): Sun, Tue-Thur: 5:05, 7:45. Moonfall (PG13): Sun, Tue-Wed: 5:00(LP), 7:35. Thur: 5:00. Jackass Forever (R): Sun, Tue-Thur: 5:15, 8:00(LP). X (R): Thur: 8:05. Jujutsu Kaisen O, Subbed (PG13): Thur: 7:35(LP)

F I E S TA 5 916 STATE STREET SANTA BARBARA 805-963-0455

Dog (PG13): Fri-Sun: 1:45, 4:45, 7:15. Mon-Thur: 4:45, 7:15. Spider-Man: No Way Home (PG13): Fri-Sun: 1:30, 4:15, 7:30. Mon-Thur: 4:15, 7:30. Death on the Nile (PG13): Fri-Sun: 2:00, 4:55, 7:45. Mon-Thur: 4:55, 7:45. Sing 2 (PG): Sun: 1:50, 4:25, 7:00. Mon: 7:00. Tue/Wed: 4:25, 7:00. Thur: 4:25. Marry Me (PG13): Sun-Wed: 5:05, 7:40. Thur: 5:05. The Outfit* (R): Thur: 7:00. Umma (R): Thur: 8:00.

PA S E O N U E V O 8 WEST DE LA GUERRA STREET SANTA BARBARA 805-965-7451

The Batman* (PG13): Fri: 1:45, 3:00, 4:15, 5:30, 6:45, 8:00, 9:15.Sat: 12:30, 1:45, 3:00, 4:15, 5:30, 6:45, 8:00, 9:15. Sun: 12:30, 1:45, 3:00, 4:15, 5:30, 6:45, 8:00. Mon-Thur: 1:45, 3:00, 4:15, 5:30, 6:45, 8:00. Uncharted (PG13): Fri, Mon-Thur: 2:20, 5:05, 7:45. Sat/Sun: 12:20, 2:20, 5:05, 7:45. Mon-Thur: 2:20, 5:05, 7:45.

ARLINGTON 1317 STATE STREET SANTA BARBARA 805-963-9580

No showtimes scheduled.

SANTA BARBARA GHOST TOURS

La profesora Julie Ann Brown recorre el centro de Santa Bárbara compartiendo las historias de los fantasmas residentes locales • $ 35-$150 • www.sbghosttour.com

SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES

SMHS MUSIC MATTRESS FUNDRAISER

Mattress sale benefitting music programs • San Marcos High School • Free • 10am-5pm Su, 3/13.

RECAUDACIÓN DE FONDOS DE COLCHONES DE MÚSICA SMHS

Venta de colchones a beneficio de programas musicales • San Marcos High School • Gratis • 10am-5pm domingo, 3/13.

Monday • lunes

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LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES

SCIENCE PUB FROM HOME: GARDEN ALLIES

With SB Botanic Garden Education Director Frédérique Lavoipierre • SB Museum of Natural History • Free • www.sbnature.org • 6:30pm Mo, 3/14.

PUB DE CIENCIA DESDE CASA: ALIADOS DEL JARDÍN

Con la Directora de Educación del Jardín Botánico de SB, Frédérique Lavoipierre • Museo de Historia Natural de SB • Gratis • www.sbnature.org • 6:30pm lunes, 3/14.

PFLAG SB MARCH MEETING

Move Over Gender Binary: Stories of Being NonBinary • PFLAG • Free • Email pflagsantabarbara@ gmail.com • 7-8:30pm Mo, 3/14.

REUNIÓN DE MARZO DE PFLAG SB

Muévete Género binario: historias de ser no binario • PFLAG • Gratis • Envia un correo electrónico a pflagsantabarbara@gmail.com • 7-8:30pm lunes, 3/14.

Steven Gilbar

Presentación de libro - El librito de los escritores de Montecito

Cuida nuestras playas • Explore Ecology • Playa Arroyo Burro • Regístrate: https://tinyurl.com/mr23dfjj • 10am-12pm domingo, 3/13.

Local jazz musician performance • SOhO Restaurant & Music Club • $10-35 • www.sohosb.com • 1-4pm Su, 3/13.

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

225 N FAIRVIEW AVE GOLETA 805-683-3800

Meet authors T.C. Boyle, Fannie Flagg, and a dozen other local writers at the book launch for The Little Book of Montecito Writers by Steven Gilbar, hosted from 3-5pm Saturday, March 19th at Tecolote Book Shop, 1470 East Valley Rd. All book proceeds will go to the Montecito Library.

LIMPIEZA DE PLAYAS

MONDAY MADNESS BIG BAND

The Little Book of Montecito Writers Book Launch

BEACH CLEANUP

RANCHO LA PATERA & STOW HOUSE

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Conoce a los autores T.C. Boyle, Fannie Flagg y una docena de otros escritores locales en el lanzamiento del libro The Little Book of Montecito Writers (El librito de los escritores de Montecito) de Steven Gilbar, organizado de 3 a 5pm el sábado, 19 de marzo en Tecolote Book Shop, 1470 East Valley Rd. Todas las ganancias del libro irán a la Biblioteca Montecito.

OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE

JUNTA ASESORA DE ADOLESCENTES

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

VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE

HIKE THE ARROYO HONDO PRESERVE

CAMINA EN LA RESERVA ARROYO HONDO

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

Tuesday • martes 3.15.22 CHILDREN | NIÑOS

STAY & PLAY

Share stories with your kids • Eastside Library • Free • 8:30-10:30am Tu, 3/15.

QUÉDATE Y JUEGA

Comparte historias con tus hijos • Biblioteca Eastside • Gratis • 8:30-10:30am martes, 3/15.

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES

2022 MICROBUSINESS COVID-19 RESPONSE GRANT

Virtual program info session • SB Foundation • Free • https://tinyurl.com/325c4hr5 • 121:30pm Tu, 3/15.

SUBVENCIÓN COVID-19 DE RESPUESTA A LA MICROEMPRESA 2022

Ayuda a dar forma a los eventos, programas y colecciones de la biblioteca • Biblioteca del lado este • Gratis • martes de 4-5pm. Free tax help for local residents • Eastside Library, MLK Jr. Wing • Bring these documents: https://tinyurl.com/yc4x4nxu • 4-7pm Tu, 3/15 & We, 3/16.

ASISTENCIA VOLUNTARIA DE IMPUESTOS DE INGRESOS

Ayuda fiscal para locales • Biblioteca Eastside, ala MLK Jr. • Gratis • Trae estos documentos: https://tinyurl.com/yc4x4nxu • 4-7pm martes, 3/15 y, miércoles 3/16.

VIRTUAL SPANISH CONVERSATION GROUP - INTERMEDIATE

Practice Spanish language in a natural way • SB Public Library • Free • www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/default.asp • 4:30-5:30pm Tu.

GRUPO VIRTUAL DE CONVERSACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL – INTERMEDIO

Practica el idioma español de forma natural • Biblioteca pública SB • Gratis • www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/default.asp • 4:30-5:30pm martes.

CHAUCER’S BOOK SIGNING

With local author Olivia Seltzer, Cramm This Book • Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. • Free • 6pm Tu, 3/15.

Sesión de información del programa virtual • SB Foundation • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/325c4hr5 • 12-1:30pm martes, 3/15.

FIRMA DE LIBROS DE CHAUCER’S

VETS CONNECT @ THE LIBRARY

Wednesday • miércoles 3.16.22

LOS VETERANOS SE CONECTAN EN LA BIBLIOTECA

STORYWALK

Learn about available resources • Central Library • Free, RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/2p8rvdbj • 2-4pm Tu, 3/15.

Conoce los recursos disponibles • Biblioteca central • Gratis, confirma tu asistencia: https://tinyurl.com/2p8rvdbj • 2-4pm martes, 3/15.

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD

Help shape Library events, programs, and collections • Eastside Library • Free • 4-5pm Tu.

Con la autora local Olivia Seltzer, Cramm This Book • Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. • Gratis • 6pm martes, 3/15.

CHILDREN | NIÑOS

Outdoor activities and story • SB Public Library • Alameda Park • Free • 10:15-11:30am We, 3/16.

PASEO DE LA HISTORIA

Actividades al aire libre y cuento • Biblioteca Pública de SB • Parque Alameda • Gratis • 10:1511:30am miércoles, 3/16.

WIGGLY STORYTIME

For toddlers 14 months - 3 years • SB Public


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PROUD YOUTH OF COLOR

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

ORGULLOSO JUVENTUD DE COLOR

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

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

BILINGUAL / BILINGÜE

THE SB PUBLIC LIBRARY VIRTUAL ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP

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In Person & Online Activities for Everyone en persona y enSonic línea Boom para todos SBActividades Symphony Performs

Photo courtesy of SB Symphony

For all English language learners • Free • www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/default.asp • 4:30-5:30pm We.

Santa Barbara Symphony’s Sonic Boom at the Granada Theatre at 7:30pm Saturday, March 19th, and at 3pm, Sunday, March 20th highlights music from the time of Vincent van Gogh, such as Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in E-flat major, St Anne, and Poulenc’s Concerto for Organ performed by Cameron Carpenter. For tickets ($31-156) visit www.granadasb.org

BILINGUAL / BILINGÜE

SB Symphony realiza explosión sónica

La Explosión sónica de la Sinfónica de Santa Bárbara en el Teatro Granada a las 7:30pm del sábado, 19 de marzo y a las 3pm el domingo, 20 de marzo destaca la música de la época de Vincent van Gogh, como el Preludio y la Fuga en mi bemol mayor de Bach, Santa Ana, y el Concierto para órgano de Poulenc interpretado por Cameron Carpenter. Para boletos ($31-156) visita www.granadasb.org

GRUPO DE CONVERSACIÓN VIRTUAL EN INGLÉS DE LA BIBLIOTECA PÚBLICA DE SB

Para todos los estudiantes del idioma inglés • Gratis • www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/default.asp • 4:30-5:30pm los miércoles.

LE CERCLE FRANÇAIS

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

EL CÍRCULO FRANCÉS

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

HUGUETTE CLARK BY BILL DEDMAN

Talk by journalist & author Bill Dedman • SB Historical Museum • $15-20 • www.sbhistorical.org • 5:30-7pm We, 3/16.

HUGUETTE CLARK POR BILL DEDMAN

Charla del periodista y autor Bill Dedman • Museo Histórico de SB • $15-20 • www.sbhistorical.org • 5:30-7pm miércoles, 3/16.

MUSIC | MÚSICA

Library • Alameda Park • Free • 10:15-10:45am We, 3/16.

HORA DE CUENTOS WIGGLY

Para niños pequeños de 14 meses a 3 años • Biblioteca Pública de SB • Parque Alameda • Gratis • 10:15-10:45am miércoles, 3/16.

BABY AND ME

For babies 0-14 months • SB Public Library • Alameda Park • Free • 11-11:30am We, 3/16.

BEBÉ Y YO

Para bebés de 0 a 14 meses • Biblioteca Pública de SB • Parque Alameda • Gratis • 11-11:30am miércoles, 3/16.

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES

SOUTH COAST HOUSING 2030: COMING TOGETHER NOW

Virtual housing forum • League of Women Voters SB • Email housing@lwvsantabarbara.org • Free • www.lwvsantabarbara.org • 12-1:30pm We, 3/16.

VIVIENDA EN LA COSTA SUR 2030: VINIENDO JUNTOS AHORA

Foro virtual de vivienda • Liga de Mujeres Votantes SB • Envía un correo electrónico housing@lwvsantabarbara.org • Gratis • www.lwvsantabarbara.org • 12-1:30pm miércoles, 3/16.

LUNCH & LEARN

Discuss medicinal herbs of CA • The Land Trust for SB County backyard, 1530 Chapala St. • Free • RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/2p8xb5ac • 12:301:30pm We, 3/16.

ALMUERZO Y APRENDIZAJE

Discute las hierbas medicinales de CA • patio trasero del The Land Trust for SB County, 1530 Chapala St. • Gratis • Reserva tu lugar: https://tinyurl.com/2p8xb5ac • 12:30-1:30pm miércoles, 3/16.

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Webinar by Professor Elizabeth Digeser • UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center • Free • https://tinyurl.com/2p8a82nx • 3-4pm We, 3/16.

CAMBIO DE PODER ECONÓMICO EN AUTUN: LA DONACIÓN DE CONSTANTINE

Seminario web de la profesora Elizabeth Digeser • Centro interdisciplinario de humanidades de UCSB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/2p8a82nx • 3-4pm miércoles, 3/16.

SB TREBLE CLEF WOMEN’S CHORUS

Sing with others, no audition needed • Vista del Monte Patio Room, 3775 Modoc Rd. • Free • https://tinyurl.com/4ns8nzvu • 6:30pm We.

CORO FEMENINO DE SB TREBLE CLEF

BILINGUAL BABY AND ME

For babies 0-14 months • SB Public Library • Bohnett Park • Free • 10:15-10:45am Th, 3/17.

BEBÉ BILINGÜE Y YO

Para bebés de 0 a 14 meses • Biblioteca pública de SB • Bohnett Park • Gratis • 10:15-10:45am jueves, 3/17.

STAY & PLAY

Share stories with your kids • SB Public Library • Carpinteria Children’s Project • Free • 11am12pm Th, 3/17.

QUÉDATE Y JUEGA

Comparte historias con tus hijos • Biblioteca Pública de SB • Carpinteria Children’s Project • Gratis • 11am-12pm jueves, 3/17.

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES

BUSINESS 2 BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT

OPEN MIC STAND-UP COMEDY

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

MICRÓFONO ABIERTO - COMEDIA STAND-UP Los comediantes locales • Mel’s Cocktail Lounge, 209 W Carrillo St., SB • 7pm miércoles.

Thursday • jueves 3.17.22 CHILDREN | NIÑOS

STAY & PLAY

Share stories with your kids • SB Public Library • Harding University Partnership School • Free • 8:45-9:45am Th, 3/17.

QUÉDATE Y JUEGA

Comparte historias con tus hijos • Biblioteca Pública de SB • Harding University Partnership School • Gratis • 8:45-9:45am jueves, 3/17.

MERCADO DEL STATE STREET PROMENADE

Ubicado en las cuadras 900 y 1000 de la Calle State entre las Calles Carrillo y Figueroa • 3 a 7:30pm los jueves • https://tinyurl.com/yx9v4pmd

CARPINTERIA BIRDWATCHERS VIRTUAL MEETINGS

Evening birdwatching classes • Free, all ages & ability levels. 4-5:15pm Thursdays via Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/y9rheypj

REUNIONES VIRTUALES DE OBSERVADORES DE AVES DE CARPINTERIA Clases nocturnas de observación de aves • Gratis, todas las edades y niveles de habilidad. 4-5:15pm los jueves a través de Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/y9rheypj

STAY & PLAY POP-UP

Conoce a empresarios locales • Cámara de Comercio de la Costa Sur • SB Zoo Discovery Pavillion • $30 miembros, $40 general • https://tinyurl.com/n997j2rm • 9-10:30am jueves, 3/17.

PROUD YOUTH GROUP

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

GRUPO DE JÓVENES ORGULLOSOS

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

COMPUTER GUTS

Learn about computers, ages 12-16 • Central Library, Teen Area • Free • 4:30-5:30pm Th, 3/17.

WATERFALLS OF THE SB AND OJAI MOUNTAINS

Visita la camioneta de la biblioteca • Biblioteca pública de SB • Harding School • Gratis • 12:302pm miércoles, 3/16.

Located on the 900 & 1000 blocks of State St between Carrillo and Figueroa Sts • 3 to 7:30pm Thursdays • https://tinyurl.com/yx9v4pmd

NEGOCIOS 2 NEGOCIOS - EVENTO DE NETWORKING

SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES

BIBLIOTECA SOBRE LA MARCHA

STATE STREET PROMENADE MARKET

Friday • viernes 3.18.22

TRIPAS INFORMÁTICAS

Visit the Library’s van • SB Public Library • Harding School • Free • 12:30-2pm We, 3/16.

OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE

Meet local businesspeople • South Coast Chamber of Commerce • SB Zoo Discovery Pavillion • $30 members, $40 general • https://tinyurl.com/n997j2rm • 9-10:30am Th, 3/17.

Canta con otros, no se necesita una audición • Salón del Patio de Vista del Monte, 3775 Modoc Rd. • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/4ns8nzvu • 6:30pm miércoles.

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Aprende sobre computadoras, edades 12-16 • Biblioteca Central, Área para Adolescentes • Gratis • 4:30-5:30pm jueves, 3/17.

Webinar by local author James Wapotich • SB Public Library • Free • https://tinyurl.com/2p8pz6zt • 5:30-6:30pm Th, 3/17.

CHILDREN | NIÑOS

Share stories with your kids • SB Public Library • Shoreline Park • Free • 10am-12pm Fr, 3/18.

QUÉDATE Y JUEGA POP-UP

Comparte historias con tus hijos • Biblioteca pública de SB • Parque Shoreline • Gratis • 10am-12pm viernes, 3/18.

MOVIES | CINE

SB SURF FILM FESTIVAL

Films celebrating local surf history • Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden St. • $10-50 • https://tinyurl.com/3rdb3vtm • 4pm Fr, 3/18-3/19.

FESTIVAL DE CINE DE SURF SB

Películas que celebran la historia del surf local • Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden St. • $10-50 • https://tinyurl.com/3rdb3vtm • 4pm viernes, 3/18-3/19.

MUSIC | MÚSICA

BENJAMIN GROSVENOR

Classical piano concert • CAMA • Lobero Theatre • $38-48 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm Fr, 3/18.

BENJAMIN GROSVENOR

Concierto de piano clásico • CAMA • Teatro Lobero • $38-48 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm viernos, 3/18.

CASCADAS DE LAS MONTAÑAS DE SB Y OJAI Seminario web del autor local James Wapotich • Biblioteca pública de SB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/2p8pz6zt • 5:30-6:30pm jueves, 3/17.

THE SHIPS THAT BUILT THE WEST

Webinar with author Olaf Engvig • SB Maritime Museum • Free • www.sbmm.org • 7pm Th, 3/17.

LOS BARCOS QUE CONSTRUYERON EL OESTE

Semario web con el autor Olaf Engvig • Museo Marítimo SB • Gratis • www.sbmm.org • 7pm jueves, 3/17.

MUSIC | MÚSICA

ST. PATRICK’S DAY BASH

Concert with local musician Spencer Barnet • SOhO Restaurant & Music Club • $10 • 5pm Th, 3/17.

FIESTA DEL DÍA DE SAN PATRICIO

Concierto con el músico local Spencer Barnet • SOhO Restaurant & Music Club • $10 • 5pm jueves, 3/17.

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Just in time for springtime gardening, community members can exchange seeds, plants, and growing tips with each other at the 14th Annual SB Community Seed Swap, held 11am4pm Sunday, March 20th, at the Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden St. Sponsored by the SB Permaculture Network, the free day also includes educational displays, children activities, and live music.

Intercambio de semillas de la comunidad SB

Justo a tiempo para la jardinería primaveral, los miembros de la comunidad pueden intercambiar semillas, plantas y consejos de cultivo en el 14° Intercambio anual de semillas comunitarias de SB, que se llevará a cabo el domingo, 20 de marzo de 11am a 4pm. Patrocinado por el SB Permaculture Network, el día gratuito también incluye exhibiciones educativas, actividades para niños y música en vivo.

SB Surf Film Festival

Santa Barbara’s surfing history will hit the big screen at the SB Surf Film Festival 2022, starting at 4pm Friday, March 18th through Saturday, March 19th at the Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden St. Live music, food, drinks, and local art will enliven the event. For tickets ($10-50) visit https://tinyurl.com/3rdb3vtm

Festival de Cine de Surf SB La historia del surf de Santa Bárbara llegará a la pantalla grande en el Festival de Cine de Surf SB 2022, a partir del viernes, 18 de marzo a las 4pm hasta el sábado, 19 de marzo en el Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden St. Música en vivo, comida, bebidas y arte local amenizarán el evento. Para boletos ($10-50) visita https://tinyurl.com/3rdb3vtm

OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE

BURTON MESA DAY TRIP

UNA SOLUCIÓN PARA LA FALTA DE VIVIENDA EN TU CIUDAD

Guided walk with botanist Steve Junak • La Purisima Mission • $35 members, $45 general • https://tinyurl.com/48hzs367 • 9am-1pm Fr, 3/18.

Presentación del escritor Charles Durrett • Mountainbrook Church, 1775 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo • Gratis • 7pm sábado, 3/19.

EXCURSIÓN DE UN DÍA A BURTON MESA

MUSIC | MÚSICA

Caminata guiada con el botánico Steve Junak • Misión La Purísima • $35 miembros, $45 general • https://tinyurl.com/48hzs367 • 9am-1pm viernes, 3/18.

SONIC BOOM

SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES

EXPLOSIÓN SÓNICA

estudiantes de InterAct SB • $17-20 • www.luketheatre.org • 4pm sábado, 3/19.

Visit the Library’s van • SB Public Library • Shoreline Park • Free • 10am-12pm Fr, 3/18.

BIBLIOTECA SOBRE LA MARCHA

OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE

SB MUSEUM OF ART

Visita la camioneta de la biblioteca • Biblioteca pública de SB • Shoreline Park • Gratis • 10am-12pm viernes, 3/18.

OnSTAGE

VINCENT • One-man play on Vincent van Gogh • SB Museum of Art, Mary Craig Auditorium • $10-15 • www.etcsb.org • 1-2pm & 3-4pm Su, 3/20.

Saturday • sábado

ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY

Gogh • Museo de Arte SB, Auditorio Mary Craig• $10-15 • www.etcsb.org • 1-2pm y 3-4pm domingo, 3/20.

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES

LILLIAN • One-person play • Ensemble Theatre Company at the New Vic • $25-65 • www.etcsb.org • Through 3/13. LILLIAN • Obra unipersonal • Ensemble Theatre

Company en el New Vic • $25-65 • www.etcsb.org • Hasta el 3/13.

ALCAZAR THEATRE

W.O.W (WOMEN OF WILL) • Four one-act plays about

women • $15-20 • www.thealcazar.org • 7pm Fr, 3/113/13; 3pm 3/12 & 3/13.

WOW (MUJERES DE VOLUNTAD) • Cuatro obras de

un acto sobre mujeres • $15-20 • www.thealcazar.org • 7pm viernes, 3/11-3/13; 3pm 3/12 y 3/13.

THEATRE GROUP AT SBCC

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

VINCENT • Obra de un solo hombre sobre Vincent van

OJAI ART CENTER THEATER

STEEL MAGNOLIAS • A tale of women and friendship • Ojai Art Center Theater • $18-20 • www.ojaiact.org • 7:30pm Fr, 3/18 through 4/10. MAGNOLIAS DE ACERO • Una historia de mujeres y amistad • Ojai Art Center Theater • $18-20 • www.ojaiact.org • 7:30pm viernes, 3/18 hasta el 4/10.

CENTER STAGE THEATER

• www.centerstagetheater.org • 7pm Th, 3/17-3/19; 2pm Su, 3/20.

HACIA EL MAR • Tragicomedia ambientada en un

manicomio de 1930 • $15-50 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 7pm jueves, 3/17-3/19; 2pm domingo, 3/20.

MARJORIE LUKE THEATRE

LOOKING FOR ELVIS • Musical performed by InterAct SB students • $17-20 • www.luketheatre.org • 4pm Sa, 3/19.

Meet authors T.C. Boyle, Fannie Flagg, and others • Tecolote Book Shop, 1470 East Valley Rd., Montecito • Free • 3-5pm Sa, 3/19.

LANZAMIENTO DEL LIBRO - EL LIBRITO DE LOS ESCRITORES DE MONTECITO

A SOLUTION TO HOMELESSNESS IN YOUR TOWN

EL JUEGO DE LA GINEBRA • Drama ganador del

Premio Pulitzer • Rubicon Theatre Company • $30-40 • www.rubicontheatre.org • 7pm miércoles, 3/16, hasta el 4/3.

Presentation by writer Charles Durrett • Mountainbrook Church, 1775 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo • Free • 7pm Sa, 3/19.

PREVIEWS MARCH 2 & 3

Agatha Christie’s

MURDERON THE

EVENTO DE INMERSIÓN EN LA NATURALEZA

Conéctate con la naturaleza, la tierra y la paz • Jardín Botánico de SB • $35 • https://tinyurl.com/3sw4d356 • 8:3010:30am sábado, 3/19.

PRINCESS AND PIRATE WEEKEND

Celebrate frogs dressed as a princess or pirate • SB Zoo • Free with admission • www.sbzoo.org • 10am-3pm Sa, 3/19 & 3/20.

FIN DE SEMANA DE PRINCESAS Y PIRATAS

Celebra las ranas disfrazadas de princesa o pirata • SB Zoo • Gratis con la entrada • www.sbzoo.org • 10am-3pm sábado, 3/19 y 3/20.

Sunday • domingo

3.20.22

MUSIC | MÚSICA

Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig Directed by Katie Laris

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SB REVELS: CANTO DE PUB

Ditties irlandesas, clásicos populares y más • Creekside Restaurant & Bar, 4444 Hollister Ave. • $15 • 4-6pm domingo, 3/20.

SB SEED SWAP

Sunday LIVE March 6 CAPTIONING @ 2pm

VO I C E — S B C C G A RV I N T H E AT R E

Irish ditties, folk classics, and more • Creekside Restaurant & Bar, 4444 Hollister Ave. • $15 • 4-6pm Su, 3/20.

SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES

Seed swapping, educational displays, and more • Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden St. • Free • https://tinyurl.com/mrxafcmt • 11am-4pm Su, 3/20.

ORIEN EXPRESS GARVIN THEATRE

Connect with nature, land, and peace • SB Botanic Garden • $35 • https://tinyurl.com/3sw4d356 • 8:30-10:30am Sa, 3/19.

SB REVELS: PUB SING

MARCH 4 -19, 2022 presents

NATURE IMMERSION EVENT

SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES

Rubicon Theatre Company • $30-40 • www.rubicontheatre.org • 7pm We, 3/16, through 4/3.

ASESINATO EN EL ORIENT EXPRESS

SEAWARD • Tragicomedy set in 1930’s asylum • $15-50

BOOK LAUNCH - THE LITTLE BOOK OF MONTECITO WRITERS

Conoce a los autores T.C. Boyle, Fannie Flagg y otros • Tecolote Book Shop, 1470 East Valley Rd., Montecito • Gratis • 3-5pm sábado, 3/19.

Agatha Christie’s murder mystery • Garvin Theatre, SBCC • $10-18 • www.theatregroupsbcc.com • Through 3/19. El misterio del asesinato de Agatha Christie • Teatro Garvin, SBCC • $10-18 • www.theatregroupsbcc.com • 7:30pm, miércoles, 3/2 hasta el 3/19.

3.19.22

RUBICON THEATRE COMPANY

THE GIN GAME • Pulitzer Prize-winning drama •

SB Symphony plays Bach and more • Granada Theatre • $31156 • www.granadasb.org • 7:30pm Sa, 3/19 & 3pm Su, 3/20. SB Symphony toca Bach y más • Teatro de Granada • $31-156 • www.granadasb.org • 7:30pm sábado, 3/19 y 3pm domingo, 3/20.

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INTERCAMBIO DE SEMILLAS SB

Intercambio de semillas, exhibiciones educativas y más• Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden St. • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/mrxafcmt • 11am-4pm domingo, 3/20. Thank you toThank ourto our you season season sponsor: sponsor:


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USICAL THEMES have had their way and say over the course of the current Santa Barbara International Film Festival, running through Saturday. Woven into the 200+ film program, music documentaries have taken aim at diverse corners of the musical universe, from Jose Feliciano: Behind This Guitar to Sirens, Rida Baghdadi’s close-up and personal saga of Lebanon’s—and the Middle East’s—first allfemale metal band.

HIS WEEK AT THE LOBERO THEATRE, the prized and suddenly SBIFF’s official finale, on busy venue offers up a balanced Sunday night at the Arlington, diet of genres, as if by design. We also zeroes in on musical get jazz tonight, March 11th, courtesy the return matters, and a particular of New Orleans saxist-education Derek Douget. musical legend—onscreen and Blues (or blues-rock) settles in and shakes up in the house. The subject of the joint with the arrival of respected guitaristDionne Warwick: Don’t Make singer Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Next Friday, Me Over will be on hand as the March 18th, the focus turns to classical piano doc on her life as a pop icon at its finest, when Benjamin Grosvenor makes and activist unreels. good on a CAMA-presented date originally slated for March 13, 2020. Lockdown changed the plan. Call it another healthy sign that the COVID era is, if not in the rearview, loosening its grip on our cultural life.

Courtesy Photo

By Josef Woodard

Music on the Big Screen

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Blues Prodigy, Grown Up

Dionne Warwick

Photo courtesy of SBIFF

ABOUT TOWN

Douget’s name has become a regular feature of the Lobero’s jazz programming in recent years, as part of the Brubeck Jazz Residency program. Tonight’s concert is the public-invited celebratory finale of a week spent in Santa Barbara County schools' music programs. Douget is entrenched in the New Orleans jazz scene, and the circle of musicians who stayed rooted in the jazz birthplace of the Crescent City. He played with the late Ellis Marsalis, a beacon of jazz musician-educators and paterfamilias of the famed jazz family dynasty—sons of whom Douget has also played with, on a resume also including musical alliances with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Nicholas Payton, and Dr. John. Douget is a respected educator, and Director of the Heritage School of Music.

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OUISIANA-BORN BLUES-ROCKER SHEPHERD started making his stamp as a wiz kid on the blues block as a precocious teenager. Inspired by Stevie Ray Vaughan and others, Shepherd honed his skills and made a bold impression on audiences and musicians. He also made an impact at radio, with a series of ‘90s hits, including the signature tune Blue on Black. Now settled into his mid-thirtysomethings, Shepherd—a stingingly fine guitarist and, secondarily, a singer-songwriter is riding the groove of a foursquare blues-rock style all his own. The Lobero promises to shiver its timbers when he brings his band to the room on Saturday night.

Tonight’s concert finds him in an acoustic quintet context, with trumpeter Ashlin Parker, pianist Victor Atkins, bassist Jason Stewart, and drummer Joe Dyson.

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Grosvenor, presently a ripe virtuoso weighing in at 29 years old, has been widely hailed as one of the finest young pianists coming out of Britain, and the global stage more generally. He released an acclaimed album of Liszt last year, but his program next week is a nicely varied menu consisting of Franck, Schumann, Albeniz (often considered a guitar composer, though much of that music was transcribed from piano originals) and twin splashes of Ravel, closing with the drunken erudition of La Valse.

Photo by Andrej Grilc

AMA, a precious cultural resource in town for over a century, has come springing back to life this year. Its “Masterseries” chamber music series at the Lobero kicked off with early music guru Jordi Savall last week, and continues next Friday with the eagerly-awaited make-good date with Grosvenor.

Benjamin Grosvenor

S C U L P T U R E & PA I N T I N G BY K E N B O R TO L A Z Z O & M I C H A E L D VO R T C S A K THROUGH APRIL 25, 2022

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


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Explore Van Gogh’s Colorful World

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NVITING VISITORS TO JUMP INSIDE VINCENT VAN GOGH’S ICONIC CANVASES, The Night Café Van Gogh Virtual Reality Experience provides an innovative viewing opportunity for art lovers of all ages. Hosted by MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, the experience is held in partnership with the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s exhibition Through Vincent’s Eyes: Van Gogh and His Sources. Drawing inspiration from Van Gogh’s painting The Night Café, the program transports visitors into a world reimagined by the artist’s familiar brushstrokes and technology. “It’s such a simple yet immersive and transportive

experience that it immediately shows the possibilities of VR,” said Kevin Spracher, Public Programs Manager for MOXI. “I hope that it helps inspire the next generation of digital artists and creators.”

Image courtesy of MOXI

The Night Café Van Gogh Virtual Reality Experience at MOXI

Image still from The Night Café Van Gogh Virtual Reality Experience

Wearing a virtual reality headset, MOXI visitors “enter” The Night Café, where they are greeted by an animated Vincent van Gogh, smoking a pipe. Nearby, a man playing the piano provides a peaceful soundtrack as visitors walk between the café’s chairs and tables, adorned with wine glasses and flowers. In the center of the room, a pool table sits underneath lights radiating with animated orange brushstrokes, bringing Van Gogh’s unique style to life. Visitors continue to investigate around the room and beyond to find multiple references to other Van Gogh works. Atop the piano rests a vase of vibrant sunflowers, arranged within a vase exactly how they are captured in the artist’s Sunflowers painting. A solitary chair with an abandoned pipe provides an homage to the 1888 painting Van Gogh’s Chair.

Visitors encounter an animated Vincent van Gogh

The experience’s most compelling feature is enjoyed by “looking” out the café window, where animated stars dance in the style of Van Gogh’s The Starry Night. Admiring Van Gogh’s signature stars in action, visitors may find themselves filled with a sense of wonder and a deeper appreciation for the

Dorothy Churchill-Johnson, Bay Hallowell, RT Livingston, Tom Pazderka, Marlene Struss, Susan Tibbles “Artists translate the issue of climate change into their own – often satirical and humorous – visual language. They face the reality of what is happening while pointing out intersecting crises affecting the urgency of action.” – Cynthia Martin, Artist / Curator

Exhibition Dates: March 9th – April 23rd, 2022 Closing Reception: April 22nd, 5pm to 7pm PLEASE FOLLOW COVID PRECAUTIONS

Arts Fund Santa Barbara • 821 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Sunday 12pm to 5pm

artist’s contribution to the creative world. Produced by Borrowed Light Studios, The Night Café virtual reality program is currently available for free on the online video game platform Steam. The MOXI discovered the program as it investigated different ways to support SBMA and its exhibition as a community partner. Immediately, the museum knew extending the virtual reality experience to visitors would support its mission to promote technological exploration and celebrate Van Gogh. “We love to collaborate with local organizations and share MOXI’s mission of offering interactive experiences in science and creativity,” shared Spracher. “Virtual reality allows us to complement SBMA’s exhibition by providing visitors with a technologically unique way to see ‘through Vincent’s eyes.’” The Night Café is available from 1 to 5pm Saturday afternoons through May 21st, with entry included with regular admission. Ages six and up can participate, with children ages six to 13 requiring guardian permission. Experiences will be limited to two minutes per person when there is a line. For tickets visit www.moxi.org/vangogh


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MALTIN MODERN MASTER AWARD PRESENTED BY THE MANITOU FUND HONORING JAVIER BARDEM & NICOLE KIDMAN THURSDAY, MARCH 10 - 8:00 PM

WOMEN’S PANEL SATURDAY, MARCH 12 - 11:00 AM

10TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH DAVID O. RUSSELL AND EDITOR JAY CASSIDY FRIDAY, MARCH 11 - 7:00 PM

CLOSING NIGHT FILM DIONNE WARWICK: DON’T MAKE ME OVER SATURDAY, MARCH 12 - 8:00 PM

AND OVER 200 FILMS!

MARCH 2-12, 2022 GET YOUR TICKETS NOW AT SBIFF.ORG

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State Street Ballet

The “travelogue” conceit used in Nutcracker to introduce a host of exotic countries and dance forms, originated in Sleeping Beauty, where a similar mechanism of showy virtuoso dance vignettes features a bevy of fairies and other Grimm characters. Puss and Boots (Tanner Blee), White Cat (Emma Matthews), Little Red Riding Hood (Amara Galloway) and her Wolf (Oscar Bravo Ly), the Fairy of the Crystal Fountain (Elizaveta Domracheva), Wheat Flower Fairy (Emma Matthews), Fairy of the Woodland Glade (Eliana Swanberg), Singing Canary Fairy (Amara Galloway), the Fairy of the Golden Vine (Marika Kobayashi), Princess Florine (Marika Kobayashi), and Bluebird (Harold Mendez) paraded their stuff before the King (Nathaniel Tyson) and Queen (Emily McKinney), Dukes and Duchesses, courtiers and squires, huntsmen and suitors, with colorful flair and flourish. Ensemble dances, solos, duos, and combinations were introduced with trademark dandyism by audience favorite, Sergei Domrachev as Catalabutte, Master of Ceremonies.

Sleeping Beauty OMETIMES, THINGS HAPPEN when they’re supposed to. State Street Ballet’s new treatment of Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty - a major addition to the company’s repertoire - was set to receive its premiere in Santa Barbara in early 2020. Fate intervened with a real-time Sleeping Beauty experience. The re-scheduled premiere of Sleeping Beauty last weekend precipitated pleasurable goosebumps of anticipation. A full house Saturday night, including young parents and their kids, jammed the Granada Theatre with energy and expectation. Professionals all, State Street Ballet projected particularly confident ensemble cohesion as they danced for a live audience again after the long, planet-wide nap of the past couple years. The Opera San Luis Obispo Grand Orchestra, under the baton of Brian Asher Alhadeff, made use of a cleverly reduced orchestration of the original score with delightful style and polished finesse. The SSB production crew - sets, lighting, costumes, special effects - managed stage craft magic with aplomb. Everybody, audience included, enjoyed a wonderful awakening.

Sleeping Beauty (1890) is the second of Tchaikovsky’s three ballet masterpieces. Sandwiched between Swan Lake (1876) and the most famous of the three, Nutcracker (1892), like Washington Irving’s novel, Rip Van Winkle (1819), Sleeping Beauty contemplates lost time. The brothers Grimm tweaked an earlier version of the story to add a popular homily about the constant struggle between good and evil. Working around and through Marius Petipa’s original 1890 choreography, SSB’s Rehearsal Director Marina Fliagina, Associate Executive Director Cecily MacDougall, and Professional Track and Rehearsal Director Megan Philipp collectively added their own subtle choreographic homage and design twists, fashioning the story into four scenes - Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring. So much gorgeous music, so little time in this new version of an hour and a half or so, meant trimming the score by half from its original length and tapering the action accordingly. Still, this new production was sensible and tight. Guest artist Aaron Smyth (Prince Florimund) and SSB’s Deise Mendonça (Princess Aurora) paired beautifully in principal

Wylde Works

State Street’s New Cultural Hive

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By Daisy Scott / VOICE

ITH ITS INNOVATIVE MENU OF HONEY-BASED DRINKS, WELCOMING ATMOSPHERE, AND COMMUNITY EVENTS, Wylde Works delivers on its promise to serve “culture & curious drinks.” Newly opened by Dylan and Sydney Wylde, the bar is an extension of their Wylde Works honey and honey-based products, both longtime favorites with Farmers Market shoppers. The result is a unique community atmosphere ideal for exploring new drinks, celebrating the arts, and connecting with friends.

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“It feels like a living room party, as people keep saying,” shared Dylan.

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Dylan began beekeeping within the local region about twelve years ago, initially focusing on commercial endeavors such as transporting his bees to pollinate crops and producing honey for companies, before deciding to estabish deeper local roots. To date, Wylde Works has been a Santa Barbara Farmers Market staple for ten years.

In 2014, Dylan began exploring honey as a basis for high-quality alcoholic beverages, even traveling to Europe to learn how to make honey wines and mead using authentic techniques. He and Sydney added these and other drinks to their inventory.

“At the beginning of that pandemic was a fear... that all that was going to be

roles as star-crossed representatives of loveconquers-all romanticism. Arianna Hartanov, who joined SSB in 2018, was a stunningly powerful Carabosse, ironically both Fairy of Wisdom and representative of evil in the world of Grimm - something about original sin, which Hartanov appeared to relish. Saturday’s Lilac Fairy, Saori Yamashita, created a yang role of goodness and bright truth to counter Carabosse’s evil yin. left was Amazon and Walmart and oh my God, this is gonna be the world that our kids are gonna grow up in,” explained Dylan. “This will be what we do to help, to try to keep local community arts that are very authentic and giving people an opportunity to express themselves here.”

One of many delightful memories from the evening was Christina McCarthy’s enormous dragon puppet design. The evil Carabosse’s huge winged sidekick was scary and impressive, with a dollop of silly. Fun! 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

Wylde Works offers a wide range of original honey-based alcoholic beverages. Each of these drinks are made using centuries-old techniques, with regional indigenous plants added for a California spin. This includes Honeycraft meads, Wylde Honey Wine, and champagne mead. The bar also serves “Sunwater,” a hard jun kombucha available in orange lavender, elderberry hibiscus, and ginger turmeric. For customers looking for a lighter kombucha, the bar’s “Symbiosis” drinks are only 1.0% ABV. Another highlight is the “Spirt of the Mountain,” featuring a unique honey vermouth infused with native Santa Barbara plants. For all these innovative drinks, Wylde Works is much more than a bar. Its charming patio attracts passersby, while its interior features exposed brick adorned with Sydney’s art. These illustrations are now featured in her and Dylan’s children’s book, Can You Imagine? Already, Wylde Works has launched efforts to engage the community and support local artists, driven by Dylan and Sydney’s artistic backgrounds as a playwright and sculptor, respectively. The bar has participated in Downtown Santa Barbara’s 1st Thursday, and is hosting open mic nights at 7pm on Tuesdays.

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When the pandemic hit, the couple observed from their Farmers Market booth all of downtown Santa Barbara’s vacancies amidst the patios springing up along the promenade. What started as an idea to open a State Street warehouse with a tasting room quickly developed into a full-scale, community and artsfocused experience.

A spell was cast....

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Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Virtuosos Honored

Breakout Performers

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By Robert F. Adams, Special to VOICE

N EXTRAORDINARY EVENING, expertly conducted by Turner Classic Movies’ Dave Karger, sparkled with the light, color, and intelligence of the Festival’s Virtuosos honorees on March 5th. A long line of limousines showed up delivering these wildly likable up-and-coming stars in front of the historic Arlington. Shouts-outs and autograph signings were offered by the actors on their way inside. The stars were glamorously dressed to the nines, as they arrived to greet fans and movie photographers along the red carpet before their introduction and respective oneon-one interviews onstage with Karger, following a montage of the group’s work in their noteworthy films of the 2021 cinema year. Alana Haim from Licorice Pizza was introduced to wild applause, and her goofygiddy personality came shining through in her discussions about making Paul Thomas Anderson’s film. She appears in one scene with her mother, father and sisters, and honored her parents who were sitting in the auditorium. She also discussed how she had to learn how to drive a stick-shift furniture truck, backwards and forwards in a key section of the film. She also mentioned that the director offered her a lot of latitude in some of the script sequences calling for raised emotional moments. She also asked for a “cooler name for my character, like ‘Dirk Diggler’ but the director did not accommodate her request. Ariana DeBose, was honored for playing the pivotal role of Anita in Steven Spielberg’s new version of West Side Story. Ms. DeBose said she was delighted at being “invited by the director, not told, to join the cast, because I’m an Aquarius, and no one call tell me what to do.” Playing Anita has galvanized her visibility as a serious actor who can sing fantastically. She is a veteran of Broadway and it was a thrill to see her in person, demonstrating her dedication to her craft and her singing abilities. She was elegantly dressed in a sharp grey suit and charmed the audience. She is currently the front runner to win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress at the upcoming Academy Awards in late March.

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Caitriona Balfe, Simon Rex, Emilia Jones, Alana Haim, Ariana DeBose, Troy Kotsur, Ciarán Hinds, and Saniyya Sidney pose with their Virtuosos Award trophies during the 37th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Arlington Theatre on March 5th

anecdotes about the low budget approach in filming Sean Baker’s Red Rocket. He stated “at times I had to sleep in my car, and, we unable to secure film permits, but we made it guerilla style, ha! we did it anyway! Plus I only got a three-day notice to show up in Texas when I got the part and I had to jump in the car and drive out there from Joshua Tree.” Rex is a very charismatic charmer and is receiving critical acclaim he has never experienced for his work in this intriguing character-study. Rex was mobbed by fans after the presentation which was not surprising. The trophies were handed out by actor Max Caulfield and the actors were greeted by gleeful applause from the filled auditorium. The evening was sponsored by UGG® and much credit goes to the team that worked to create the show, which is bound to be one of the highest highlights of the eleven-day festival.

Caitriona Balfe, elegantly attired in a long lime green gown, played “Ma” in Belfast. She i discussed her close relationship with the cast and director sharing, “during the heights of Covid, we were starved for some kind of connection and we lived and worked in a kind of cocoon.” She reflected “I will be proud the rest of my life of having been in Belfast.”

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Emilia Jones from CODA (Child of Deaf Adult) was there, extolling the experience of filming the heart-melting scene with Troy Kotsur who plays her deaf father at the back of a pickup truck. She recollected that “the singing, and ASL (American Sign Language) signing were major challenges in my long preparation for the role, BUT I had nine months to work on it.” CODA could very well win more than one Academy Award, as audiences who have actually seen it are responding with immense enthusiasm. A probable winner for Best Supporting actor at the Oscars, Troy Kotsur was next, and being hearing disabled, he entertainingly answered all his questions with in ASL with an interpreter alongside. He shared that famed non-hearing actress Marlee Matlin helped him land the part. Kotsur was very grateful for his fellow cast members and film crew that traveled to New England locations to film the coming of age story. A surprise guest was the amazing veteran character actor from Ireland, Ciarán Hinds, who is nominated for an Oscar for playing the grandfather so sweetly in Belfast. He adored working opposite Judy Dench who, according to Hinds “had to give my casting a stamp of approval, which, she did, immediately,” and who, due to their age differences (he is far younger) found a middle ground of “aging up and down” to find the right balance for playing the Irish elders. Jamie Dornan, who played “Pa” in Kenneth Branagh’s autobiographical film Belfast, was also honored but was unable to attend due to a scheduling conflict in Europe. However, Dornan showed up with a taped video greeting and was appreciating how he was included as a Virtuoso.

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On the youngest side of things, Saniyya Sidney playing the kid version of tennis star Venus Williams (who she did not meet until a month into the shooting schedule) in King Richard. This elegant youngster greeted the audience in a sparkling white dress, bubbling over with enthusiasm. Describing her work in the movie, she was happy to be part of the ensemble headed up by film veterans “Mr. Will” (Will Smith) and Aunjanue Ellis playing her earnest and motivating parents. Simon Rex was also there, Alana Haim, Ariana DeBose, Caitriona Balfe, and and enjoyed sharing hilarious Saniyya Sidney

Sunday March 20th 11am-4pm Free Rain or Shine Community Arts Workshop 631 Garden St

NUEVA FECHA: 14th Annual SB Community

SEED SWAP A celebration to bring seeds and people together! A fun day to share and exchange seeds, plants, cuttings and knowledge.

14° Anual de la Comunidad de SB

INTERCAMBIO DE SEMILLAS ¡Una celebración para unir semillas y personas! Un día divertido para compartir e intercambiar semillas, plantas, esquejes y conocimientos.

Domingo 20 de Marzo 11am-4pm Gratis Con lluvia o con sol Community Arts Workshop 631 Garden St www.sbpermaculture.org 805-962-2571


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SB International Film Festival Welcomes 2022 Stars SBIFF honored actress PENÉLOPE CRUZ with the Montecito Award at the Arlington Theatre on Tuesday, March 8th. The evening’s events included film highlights and a Q&A with Executive Director Roger Durling.

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What’s Been Happening?

A 2.6-MILE MULTI-USE PATHWAY is now open, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, March 3rd, in Santa Barbara connecting Modoc Rd. and Las Positas Rd. to an open space area and the popular Hendry’s Beach area. It is expected to be used by bikers, pedestrians, and runners in a safe, shared space. The project is a key connection to the coastal bike route that will link Goleta to Ventura.

Cruise Ships to Return

Community Support for Ukraine Continues

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Multi-Use Pathway Opens

CARPINTERIA RESIDENTS walked down Linden Avenue to the beach the evening of Tuesday, March 8th on a march for International Women’s Day. They were carrying sunflowers in support of the people of Ukraine. The sunflower is the national flower of Ukraine. UKRAINE FLAG COOKIES created by Carpinteria Morning Rotary member Kim Fly were served at a ShelterBox U.S.A. event Sunday, March 6th at the Carpinteria Women’s club.

Downtown Structure Fire

The Harbor Commission and Waterfront Department have supported the new COVID protocols for CRUISE SHIPS after two years without them. The last cruise ship came to the area on March 4th, 2020, just as the pandemic hit. The next cruise ship is scheduled for Wednesday, March 16th. The city says the cruise ship schedule for Spring calls for 17 ships to arrive. It brings a strong economic boost to the waterfront economy through special fees, and to the city overall with thousands of people taking tours and visiting local businesses.

SBIFF VARIETY ARTISANS AWARD featured many Academy Award Nominees at the Arlington Theatre on Monday, March 7th. Cinephiles gathered for Lin-Manuel Miranda, Germaine Franco, Greig Fraser, Tamara Deverell, Peter Sciberras, Kelly Port, Paul Massey, Jacqueline West, Bob Morgan, Frederic Aspiras, and Göran Lundstrom in conversation with Variety Senior Artisans Award Editor Jazz Tangcay.

There was a working STRUCTURE FIRE in downtown Santa Barbara the morning of Wednesday, March 9th. 204 Equestrian Ave. Additional Santa Barbara City fire engines, Hazmat and AMR were called.

WILL SMITH AND AUNJANUE ELLIS were honored with the Outstanding Performers of the Year award at the SBIFF on Sunday, March 6th. The presenter was King Richard director Reinaldo Marcus Green. The interview was handled by Hollywood Reporter columnist Scott Feinberg. Actress KRISTIN STEWART at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Friday, March 4th, where she received the 2022 American Rivera Award.

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Routine for World Crisis

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By Angel Iscovich, MD, Special to VOICE

E ARE JUST EMERGING from a once-in-a-generation crisis. COVID-19 has disrupted not just nations, but the world. Most now view events as Pre-Pandemic and Post-Pandemic. And, now, Russia has invaded Ukraine and further disrupted our world and lives. The Ukrainians, like most of us, want to live “everyday lives” that have rhythm, regularity, routine, and have a sense of certainty (and safety). Their world has been disrupted. How can we prepare for the unprecedented? This might seem like a contradiction of terms, but in my mind, it is advice is on par with the notion of getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. My advice? Establish a routine offering the reassurance of structure yet open enough to handle the novel and unknown. Surely, we have seen this leadership and bravery

exhibited in the messages of Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy. His response is emotional but offers a steady hand. Another world leader, Winston Churchill, offered advice on turning life’s many lemons into lemonade, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” With that in mind, following are a few insights from my book The Art of Routine on moving forward in the face of these twin crises.

Insist on Decorum & Mutual Respect When the brain is in the grips of fight-orflight, we can slip into survival mode. This is exactly the wrong way to behave in a crisis. The best leaders know you can calm everyone in the room and increase team spirit by working thoughtfully and compassionately. Case in point: In 2018, two African American men were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks because the manager said they didn’t purchase beverages. In the wake of the crisis, Starbucks doubled down on its dedication to an environment of civility for all guests — even those who haven’t (yet) bought anything, by making the following announcement: “We want our stores to be the third place, a warm and welcoming environment where customers can gather and connect. Any customer is welcome to use Starbucks spaces, including our restrooms, cafes, and patios, regardless of whether they make a purchase.” Enforce a recognized chain of command If you have ever witnessed a cardiac arrest

As One ~ continued from page 2 be aware of and to see. Trans is an adjective that we put in front of the noun, women, woman, and I think that’s really important. Voice: So this is a perfect production for Women’s History Month. Enyart: That’s how I feel... I feel like all women can claim Hannah. I feel like she’s not a character just for trans women. She’s a character for women to look and say, I am put down in so many different ways. Look at look at these ways that we control women, and Hannah is experiencing them. And we the audience, see them in a different light. And sometimes we forget that these experiences that she’s experiencing as a girl who is transgender, that these are experiences that the other girls are also having. Voice: Well, it makes me even more excited to see this. Do you have any additional comments about her? Enyart: We saw the shape of the show is one where we start with a girl riding her bike and doing this paper route. And she begins in a place where she has some freedom although she’s already experiencing the beginnings of gender as oppression and this is something that all girls experience. ... There’s some freedom as young children before puberty and then you are expected to grow into this womanhood.... she has some of this freedom that but it’s being taken away from her, even as a child. As she goes through the opera, and uncovers different pieces, what she’s been doing is not changing. It’s not necessarily transitioning, but she’s uncovering this, basically, trauma that’s put on top of her societally... And at the end, it’s about coming back to nature. I think that this opera is about nature returning what nurture tries to take away... So it’s that journey back to your nature and back to who you are. That becomes really powerful. Voice: It sounds like a very a wonderful piece to work with. Enyart: It is very special to get to be involved in it. It’s so nice to work on something contemporary like this. It’s tackling identity in the way that we understand it right now. So much of opera is written 100 years ago or 200 years ago. So As One is so relevant right now because this is something that we all experience. And it’s something that’s very especially in the States.... It’s significant in for American opera, for women in opera, and one of very few

or sudden loss of consciousness, the adrenaline can be intense. When this happens, clearheaded thinking can go out the window. Worse, problems can exacerbate when leaders don’t say, “Hey, I’m in charge here. The buck stops with me.” Of course, perceived authoritarianism may be unwelcome in less challenging times, but it’s key to instilling stability when an individual — or organization — is under attack. This notion of a central command in times of crisis takes on new levels of importance when the business challenge in question is public-facing.

Dr. W. Timothy Coombs, writing for the Institute for Public Relations in a 2014 article Crisis Management and Communications, noted: “From a public relations perspective, this takecontrol approach by senior leadership to quickly acknowledge the problem and explain what is being done to correct the issue, reassures the public and imbues a certain level of confidence in the senior leadership of the company.” Remain Calm & Mindful — No Matter What For a time, I managed a high-stress trauma unit dealing with life-and-death emergencies. Whenever I tell stories to friends about what we endured as a unit, I invariably receive the question, “But how did you keep your cool?” Some of them have even asked, “How did you keep your humanity?” “By committing to the concept of triage,” I told them. “Handle the most urgent concerns

representations of trans people on on the main stage. Voice: Is the music, something that most people will be able to appreciate? Enyart: And my experience, yes.... I think that the music is very approachable. It definitely is new it. It’s kind of exciting because you get to experience this, this language that’s happening.... The music comes out of American traditions like minimalism, though I wouldn’t say that it’s a minimalist opera at all. It’s a series of small changes over the course of the show. It’s kind of like weaving a tapestry in some ways, but like each, each row shifts, little by little by little. I think that there’s a real beauty in the way it’s put together. I think it’s something that anyone can find themselves inside of. And I think that when you actually hear it and see it together, that it’s it’s very powerful, how the music is supporting everything that’s happening on stage. It’s a very happy show, in some ways compared to other operas. It’s not it doesn’t have big death scenes, but there are moments of deep, real sadness, in almost all of the scenes even if they’re very funny, one second. It’s just like real life where things can be very funny and very good, but it doesn’t mean there aren’t problems, or there aren’t moments... the ability that the music has to navigate those, are very good, very powerful. The other thing is that it really sets up some somatic material.... You can feel the journey as they grow and change. And it’s exciting to feel that in the complexity, from the beginning to the growth of the person at the end. It’s just very special.

As One: The music of composer Laura Kaminsky has been

described as “full of fire as well as ice, contrasting dissonance and violence with tonal beauty and meditative reflection” by the American Record Guide. She frequently addresses critical social and political issues in her work, including sustainability, war, and human rights. She has been the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, and Opera America. The libretto of As One was co-written by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed. Campbell is the Pulitzer Prize- and Grammy Award-winning librettist of some of the most

— the core problems — first. While remaining calm.” Triage in business matters because life can throw us problems that we don’t think we can handle. Back in my CEO days, I was heading up a company experiencing a bleeding of profits going into the third quarter. When it became evident our organization was heading to the danger zone, we developed an operating procedure to fight this crisis — a new routine. We established a war room and went to the heart of the situation. Doing so may be likened to a doctor checking for vitals. By zeroing in on the core issue — revenues — we pinpointed the most urgent matter and (calmly) fixed it. The takeaway? If and when the next calamity strikes, it does little good to be reactive. Reactive actions result from a place of fear and usually lack a broader understanding of what is at stake. By triaging, i.e., focusing on what is most crucial and then handling the situation with mindfulness, you have a better shot at solving the problem. Whatever it may be.

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Angel Iscovich, M.D., is a long time Santa Barbara resident who has journeyed from philosophy, to psychiatry, to emergency medicine, and from the emergency room to the boardroom. He is the author of The Art of Routine. www.angeliscovich.com

successful recent American operas, such as Silent Night, The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, and Stonewall. Reed, a transgender filmmaker and writer, is famous for the documentaries Prodigal Sons and Dark Money. Her projection work plays a central role in As One. Kaminsky and Campbell will be in attendance for the March 25th performance and will participate in a round table discussion the day before. “My collaborators and I are thrilled that the Santa Barbara Opera performances mark the 50th production of our opera since its premiere in 2014”, said Kimberly Reed. “We are also very happy that this production opens at the same time that we announce the True Voice Award, a new initiative we created to help in the training of trans opera singers, overseen by Washington National Opera.” Opera Santa Barbara has engaged Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx, Director of Cultural Programming at A Noise Within theater company in Pasadena as Creative Consultant to help develop community partnerships and present a series of online and in-person events that raise awareness, educate, and celebrate the transgender experience. “As One creates an opportunity to more deeply engage our local LGBTQIA+ community and allies, to center transgender voices in our partnerships, and to expand the narrative around transgender experiences to be as inclusive and intersectional as possible,” said Muñoz-Proulx. A few of the items he is working on include a performance by the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, immediately after the closing performance of As One on Sunday, March 27th. https://transchorusla.org/ Zoom panel: Trans Leaders Onstage & Off. We will be hosting a live zoom panel discussion on Monday, March 21st, 5:30pm which will include a live Q & A with the virtual audience. The panel will be moderated by As One conductor Alexandra Enyart, and panelists will include Abdullah Hall (Artistic Director, Trans Chorus of Los Angeles), Kathryn Davis (Executive Director, Trans Chorus of Los Angeles), as well as local Santa Barbara leaders.


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COMMUNITY NEWS

SBMA Welcomes New Trustees

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OUR NEW COMMUNITY MEMBERS HAVE JOINED THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES for the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Currently, the museum is hosting its groundbreaking Through Vincent’s Eyes: Van Gogh and His Sources exhibition through May 22nd. www.sbma.net

MARTA HOLSMAN BABSON grew up in Montecito, attending Cold Springs School and Crane Country Day School before attending boarding school in Palm Beach, Florida and the American School in Lugano, Switzerland. She graduated from Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism. After graduation, she worked at the Trust Department of Crocker National Bank in Santa Barbara and then moved to Chicago and worked at the Harris Bank before joining L. Cartwright & Co. as Vice Marta Holsman President. Maintaining homes in Chicago and Montecito, Babson Babson has been on the Woman’s Board of the RushPresbyterian Hospital, Goodman Theatre, and currently serves on the Board of the Community Arts Music Association. KAREN LOMBARDO BRILL served the SB Museum of Art as a docent for 20 years, specializing in youth education, and served as President of the Museum Docent Council from 2005 to 2006. After training with Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, she created and co-leads its local chapter and serves on the Community Environmental Council’s Partnership Council. She has served on the boards of Angels Foster Care, Canticle a capella Choir, and the SB Choral Society. Brill holds a M.Ed. in Counseling Karen Lombardo Brill Psychology from Temple University, trained as a school consultant at Villanova University, and studied family therapy with the Family Council of Philadelphia. ROBERT CASTLE held a 35 years-long career managing information and telecommunications companies. Graduating from the University of Michigan, Castle initially taught high school mathematics and computer science. Moving on to Sycor, Inc., a young computer company in Ann Arbor, he built a career in marketing and executive leadership. Career opportunities took him to other young technology firms in Orange County such as Robert Castle FileNet Corporation, and eventually to leading his own business successes in Boston. Now retired, Castle lives in Montecito and sees the SB Museum of Art as a great place to contribute to his new home.

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MICHAEL C. LINN is currently the President and CEO of MCL Ventures LLC, a family office with oil and gas and real estate investments. His board service includes Texas Children’s Hospital, where he is Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He is a member of the Board of Visitors and Development Committee at MD Anderson Cancer Center, member of the Senior Cabinet of the President’s Leadership Council at Houston Methodist Hospital, and is on the Board of Trustees and committees at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Linn earned his J.D. from Baltimore School of Law.

Tammy Sims Johnson Joins SB Foundation TAMMY SIMS JOHNSON will serve as the Santa Barbara Foundation’s new Vice President of Philanthropic Services. In this role, she will oversee the department’s development, donor services, donor relations, and communications teams. Most recently, Johnson served as Senior Philanthropic Advisor at the California Community Foundation in Los Angeles. Her past experiences also include working as a communications professional for the LA Unified School District and the Mayor’s Office of LA. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Tammy Sims Johnson journalism from University of Southern California and her Master of Science degree in Social Entrepreneurship from USC’s Marshall School of Business. www.sbfoundation.org

Nonprofit Spotlight: Over 140 Instruments Donated to Local School Music Programs

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NSURING THAT LOCAL STUDENTS HAVE ACCESS TO QUALITY SCHOOL MUSIC PROGRAMMING, community members donated over 140 musical instruments and over $10,000 in financial support to February’s “Keep the Beat” Instrument Drive. Hosted by 99.9 KTYD to benefit the Santa Barbara Education Foundation, the month-long on-air campaign invited the community to support SB Unified School District students’ music education. This was the largest instrument drive the organization has hosted to date. As a part of the campaign, SB Unified music teachers spoke on air about the value of school music programs. Several local professional musicians, including Glen Phillips, and young aspiring musicians such as Dos Pueblos High School Drum Major Andrew Ji, also shared their thoughts. “It means a lot to me to be on the Keep the Beat radiothon,” said Santa Barbara Junior High Music Teacher Brett Larsen. “It helps the music lovers in our community make the connection between their favorite artists and the potential future artists that I have in my music class.” Through weekly drop-off events, community members donated a wide range of instruments, including guitars, violins, and even an electric ukulele and a didgeridoo from Australia. All of these instruments will be distributed to SB Unified students in the For more information visit www.santabarbaraeducation.org coming weeks.

Feedback on Proposed Civilian Oversight System for SBPD Sought

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OMMUNITY MEMBERS CAN NOW GIVE FEEDBACK ON THE PROPOSED DRAFT FRAMEWORK FOR A CIVILIAN OVERSIGHT SYSTEM of the Santa Barbara Police Department via an online survey. This draft is the result of close to a year of work by the City’s Community Formation Commission, who has reviewed other cities’ oversight systems and the needs of our community. “Community outreach is the key to community buy-in. Processes like this do not work without your input,” said Gabe Escobedo, Chair of the CFC. “The Community Formation Commission has worked diligently and thoughtfully to develop a civilian oversight model for the City of Santa Barbara. Over the next few weeks, we look forward to hearing from you and using that feedback to finalize our recommendation for City Council.” Developed in collaboration with the Center for Court Innovation and CFC, the survey will collect completely anonymous responses from the community. All questions are optional, with gathered information being analyzed and reported on by the CFC and CCI in a public memo. The CFC will then use the information to shape the draft recommendation before presenting to the City Council next month. The survey will remain open until 11:59pm on Tuesday, March 22nd. Paper surveys can also be provided by the CFC on request. Visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/SantaBarbaraCFC


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ORKERS ARE RETURNING TO WORK in every sector of the U.S. economy. They aren’t waiting any longer because of COVID concerns, or supply-chain problems, as the unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent from four percent, the government said Friday, March 4th. This is great news for economic growth this year. Businesses wouldn’t be hiring at this rate if the demand for their products was fading, or they weren’t finding enough supplies. President Putin-for-life picked the wrong time to start another Cold War with his invasion of the Ukraine. World growth is accelerating as the pandemic subsides, and worldwide sanctions against anything owned by Putin and his Oligarchs will shrink the Russian economy even further, despite rising gas and oil prices. The U.S. added a total of 678,000 jobs in February. Restaurants added 124,000 new jobs last month, and hotels hired 28,000 people. Hiring also rose strongly at whitecollar professional jobs (95,000), health

care (64,000), construction (60,000), and transportation and warehousing (48,000). Why are so many returning to work? The Omicron infection rate has very quickly returned to pre-Omicron levels, as I said last week, and mask mandates have been removed in most states. Consumers aren’t cowed by the Omicron, or any other variant, anymore. Even hiring in January and December was stronger than previously reported. Job gains in the last two months were raised by a combined 92,000. The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for December was revised up by 78,000, from +510,000 to +588,000, and the change for January was revised up by 14,000, from +467,000 to +481,000. That’s 1,747,000 jobs added in just the past three months. This will help supply chains as more jobs means more is produced. And inflation may be slowing, as average weekly pay increased just $0.01 cents. Will ongoing inflation hurt future job growth? Consumers and businesses have been ignoring high inflation over the past year. Why should it slow them down now?

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All Female Honor Guard Commemorates Passing of First SB County Sheriff’s Office Female Deputy

CommUnify Welcomes Grant Carmichael GRANT CARMICHAEL is the new Chief Financial Officer for community action agency CommUnify. Carmichael has worked for over 20 years as a finance professional in the private sector, with previous experience including finance management roles at Gigavac LLC, Central Coast Agriculture, and Gateway Computers. Currently, he gives back by volunteering with Santa Ynez Valley Arts Outreach, AYSO, and the Santa Ynez Valley Children’s Museum. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Carmichael earned his MBA in finance and innovation from Northeastern University. He lives in Buellton with his wife and two children. www.communifysb.org

Free Freedom Trax Beach Session for Wheelchair Users set for March 13th

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Participation is free, with six Freedom Trax devices available on a first-come, firstserved basis. There will also be two manual wheelchairs present in case an attendant’s own wheelchair does not fit the Freedom Trax device. To RSVP, contact (805) 886-2047 or e-mail sue@naturetrack.org

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OCAL WHEELCHAIR USERS ARE INVITED TO EXPLORE THE SHORES OF GAVIOTA STATE PARK between 12 to 4pm on Sunday, March 13th using state-of-the-art Freedom Trax devices. Hosted by NatureTrack, these Freedom Trax devices quickly convert a manual wheelchair into a battery-powered, all-terrain vehicle to allow individuals the opportunity to independently explore beach sands and trails.

Stearns Wharf Sea Center Reopens March 12th

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OLLOWING SIX MONTHS OF CONSTRUCTION AND INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES, locals and visitors alike can once again explore the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center on Stearns Wharf beginning Saturday, March 12th. In addition to museum upgrades, its upstairs space features a new exhibit titled Dive In: Our Changing Channel. The exhibit will share the Santa Barbara Channel’s underwater world, and highlight its diverse habitats and unique marine residents. “We think the public will be excited and surprised to explore the underwater secrets of the Santa Barbara Channel, and discover how dramatically what we can’t see impacts the ecology of our entire region,” said Director of Exhibits Frank Hein. Featured animals include Moon Jellies, a Two-spot Octopus, a California Moray, and Giant Pacific Seahorses. Accompanying educational displays share information about coastal geography, kelp forests, and more. The Sea Center’s reopening coincides with the 150th anniversary of Stearns Wharf, with monthly celebrations taking place between now and October 2022.

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N HONOR OF THE PASSING OF THE SB COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE FIRST FEMALE DEPUTY, LOUISE RUSSELL, the department’s Honor Guard Team attended her services with their first-ever all female Honor Guard Team.

“As the first female deputy for the Sheriff ’s Office, Louise was a trailblazer who shattered barriers for all the women who followed her into criminal justice careers in Santa Barbara County,” said Sheriff Bill Brown at Russell’s memorial service. “Today, we honor her with another first: An all-female contingent from the Santa Barbara Sheriff ’s Office Honor Guard, each of whom feel honored - as do I - to be here today to recognize Louise’s numerous accomplishments. Thank you, Louise Russell, for sharing your remarkable life with us, and may you rest in peace with the knowledge that you served others faithfully, and that you will never be forgotten.”

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S SAN MARCOS HIGH SCHOOL CHORAL MUSIC DEPARTMENT STUDENTS PREPARE FOR THEIR FIRST LIVE COMPETITION SINCE 2019, community members are invited to financially support their attendance at the WorldStrides Heritage Music Festival. 18 SMHS Madrigals and 28 Enchanté students will be competing in Hawaii, with the opportunity to work with nationally-recognized collegiate and professional conductors. Last year, the Madrigals and Enchanté competed in the virtual WorldStrides Heritage Music Festival and won first place gold in their respective divisions. The Madrigals also won a special Adjudicator’s Award for their performance. The trip is expected to cost approximately $1,700 per person, amounting to a total cost of about $90,000. To date, the students have about $28,000 left to raise, or about $600-700 per singer. To donate, visit https://shopsmroyals.myschoolcentral.com

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The Absent Director from Iran, directed by Arvand The Hive (La Ruche) Dashtaray with a clever script from Naghmeh Samini. Expertly cast and performed within a single apartment setting, this creative drama about a secretive group putting together a production of Macbeth for a Scottish play festival, hinted at subversive cultural resistance, sexual intrigue, betrayal, and seemed to ask questions of the value of theater as an artistic purpose. With subtle flashbacks informing the story and some ambitious plans to depict Shakespeare’s famed and dark “Scottish” play, it was fascinating throughout due to the deft script and editing. The film deserves to be seen by a wider audience. Directly questioned governmental restrictions Havana Libre, is actually a surfing film, that shows an outlaw band of young adults in Cuba attempting to convince authorities that surfing should be legalized (illegal perhaps because authorities are afraid citizens will make escapes on floating devices). The film was directed by Corey McLean, who mentioned to VOICE, “the project started out as a short, but the more we learned about the surfer’s efforts, the bigger story it told.” The filmmaking team worked on the project for many years, and the documentary has a joyous conclusion. This doc could be categorized Havana Libre documentary as a Social Justice sportfilm, if there is such a thing, with credible footage of the surfers finding hidden surf breaks on the remote edges of Cuba. The surfers also inspire and teach a generation of youngsters to take up the sport, even though the basic materials are either Styrofoam discards or old plywood scarps. The film was enjoyable and edited brightly throughout. A couple of short documentaries popped out of the mix with solid filmmaking. Bad Hombrewood was a contemplation of Latinx representation in Hollywood from filmmaker Guillermo Casarín. Featuring interviews from established directors such as Guillermo del Toro and Lee Unkrich the doc subject matter really hits home, mixing The Absent Director from Iran with an enlightening round table discussion between young filmmakers discussing the hopefulness of Latinx diversity in the film industry. The film was expertly edited by Blaine Morris and Sergio Ortiz. The short was paired with a feature doc, The Taking, Alexandre O. Phillpe’s study of Monument Valley as a mythic film location especially as associated with John Ford’s westerns such as Stagecoach, and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, among others. Another short subject doc that resonated was Ben Lopez’s Kurosawa’s Grave which explored how the great director Akira Kurosawa, who mounted classics such as Rashomon and Yojimbo is largely forgotten in contemporary Japanese society and largely unknown by younger filmgoers. The theme is that superhero and special effects movies from Hollywood have displaced the cultural milestones of International Cinema, a plight that has left art house movie chains and film historians, as well as critics, reeling. The subject is further explored in the paired feature doc, Raphael Sbarge’s Only in Theatres, looking at the slow-drip downfall of the Laemmle Theatre chain in Southern California. Times are changing and streaming film services are delivering the latest blow to the actual, in-person movie going experience, Charlotte Rampling in Juniper even seen at this film festival this year. International narrative films also are making an impact at this festival including a coming of age tale set in New Zealand, Juniper. Matthew J. Saville’s film features a strong and centering performance from the great Charlotte Rampling, who plays a woman rapidly aging but with zesty lust for misbehavior. The film portrays aging in a unique and direct light and is sympathetic toward the family and hired caretakers that usher a remarkable woman fading quickly from the light of her adventurous past. The landscape settings are lush and remarkable and the storytelling was first-rate. Also well-illustrated the first week was a portrait of a young trio of sisters in a Belgian story The Hive (La Ruche) from director-screenwriter Christophe Hermans, and co-scripted by Noëmie Nicolas. The performers are wonderful including Sophie Breyer, Mara Taquin, and Bonnie Duvauchelle as the sisters coping with their mentally unstable Mom, played subtly by Ludivine Sagnier. These are sisters that learn to fend for themselves and somehow survive their family trials with love and hope. These films provided a rich backdrop through the first week and were carefully curated by the programming team chosen from several thousand entries.

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HE OFFERINGS from documentary, shorts, and international filmmakers has been thought provoking and a deep dive into their subjects. Audiences have been offered many compelling stories, some with subtitles, where human stories poking around the edges of personal challenges and moments for change have become the primary focus versus the computerized wizardry as seen in many commercial movies. Here within the theatres along State Street, especially at the Metro Four and Fiesta Five, films have offered glimpses of challenging political conflicts, coming-of-age responsibilities, or cultural conflicts, questions that signal a new world order – giving this festival a strong flavor of intriguing diversity.

Kenneth Branagh, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Zach Baylin, Sian Heder, Adam McKay, Denis Villeneuve, and Eskil Vogt pose onstage at the Writers Panel during the 37th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Arlington Theatre on March 5, 2022.

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HOWCASING EIGHT ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATED SCREENWRITERS on Saturday, March 5th at the historic Arlington Theater, the much anticipated 2022 Santa Barbara Film Festival’s Writers Panel was introduced by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. “It’s extremely exciting to see you all here in person after two years of Zoom panels,” he related with unbridled joy, “… to be back stage surrounded by these incredible writers!” Moderated by Ann Thompson, the screenwriters recalled their individual creative processes writing both adapted and original screenplays. The panelists included: Kenneth Branagh (Belfast), Siân Heder (CODA), Adam McKay (Don’t Look Up), Denis Villeneuve (Dune), Zach Baylin (King Richard), Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Lost Daughter), and Norwegian filmmaker Eskil Vogt (The Worst Person in the World). The eighth member of the panel, Jane Campion - The Power of the Dog, Sian Heder, Adam McKay, and Denis Villeneuve appeared pre-recorded on screen during the panel from New Zealand. As the first presenter, Jane Campion captured the essence of the afternoon’s presentation with one simple statement: “I’ve found that writing is the purest form in the process of filmaking.” Many of the panelists were writer/directors of their films and three were experienced actors. In her attempt as an actor to write a screenplay Maggie Gyllenhall shared, “To be honest I just gave it a try! .... As an actor I learned to find the real center, the meaning in the text.” Words have no voice, Gyllenhall explained, but her work as an actor provided an additional dimension to channel voices as she wrote them. Actors Kenneth Branagh and Sian Hedor, nodded their heads in agreement. Hedor, as writer/ director of CODA, spoke of her experience working with hearing impaired actors, where much of the visual elements of storytelling are communicated in silence through the use of American Sign Language. “My experience with ASL signing actors opened the door to a whole new world of communication – a visual language far deeper and more descriptive than the spoken word.” Kenneth Branagh acknowledged an unconscious need to revisit some of the scattered pieces of his childhood when he wrote the screenplay for Belfast, which was based on autobiographical material from when he was ten years old and living through “The Troubles,” in Ireland. “One of the things that was talking back to me was go back to various people’s heartbreaks, including my own, and somehow putting them back together.” On the other hand, Zack Baylin, in telling the Williams family’s story - tennis coach and father Richard and his two daughters Vanessa and Serena - faced an entirely different challenge. “I wanted to find the emotional journey... to make this a drama, a character study. Long nights were passed waiting…. Only after seeing the film did the two sisters finally sign on.” Every member of the panel emphasized that movies and books were their primary inspiration and continue to be. In conclusion, the moderator inquired about panelists’ current projects which varied from feature films to cable television writers and show-runners, and Sir Kenneth Branagh currently riding his bicycle!


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MAUNE CONTEMPORARY: Finally Home ~ April • 1309 State St • Tu-Su 11-5 & By appt • 805-869-2524 • www.maune.com

SANTA BARBARA ARTS: Unique fine art & crafts from local artists & crafts people • 1114 State St #24 La Arcada Ct • Th-Su 11-5 • 805-884-1938 • www.SBArts.net

MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Exploration + Innovation • Lunchboxing with Lasers • Daily 10-5 • 805-770-5000 • 125 State St, SB • www.moxi.org MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SB: This Basic Asymmetry ~ Apr 17 • 653 Paseo Nuevo • www.mcasantabarbara.org MUSEUM OF SENSORY & MOVEMENT EXPERIENCES: La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S. Hope Av #F119 • www.seehearmove.com PALM LOFT GALLERY: 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • By Appt • 805-684-9700 • www.Palmloft.com PEREGRINE GALLERIES: Early California and American paintings; fine vintage jewelry • 1133 Coast Village Rd • 805-252-9659 • www.Peregrine.shop PORTICO GALLERY: Open Daily • 1235 Coast Village Rd • 805-729-8454 • www.porticofinearts.com

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SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: Richard Schloss: Painting the Light ~ Mar • 1321 State St • MoSa 12-5; Su 12-4; Closed We • 805-845-4270 • www.santabarbarafineart.com SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: Nip it in the bud ~ Mar 30 • 10-2 daily • 2375 Foothill Rd • 805-682-4722 SB BOTANIC GARDEN: Pressed: Botanical Art and The Herbarium • 1212 Mission Canyon Rd • 10-5 daily • 805-682-4726 • www.sbbg.org SB HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Lockwood De Forest: Lighting the Way ~ May 8; Huguette Marcelle Clark: A Portrait of the Artist- June 12; The Story of SB • 136 E De la Guerra • Thur 12-5, Fri 12-7; Sat 12-5 • 805-966-1601 • www.sbhistorical.org SB MARITIME MUSEUM: Mermaids: Visualizing the Myths & Legends ~ Mar 31 • 113 Harbor Way, Ste 190 • Thu-Su 10-5 • www.SBMM.org • 805-962-8404

KARPELES MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY & MUSEUM: 21 W Anapamu St • We-Su 12-4 • 805-962-5322.

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LA CUMBRE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS: Van Gogh on the Plaza ~ April 4 • Three Multi-Artist Galleries at La Cumbre Plaza • Wed-Sun 1-6 • lacumbrecenterforcreativearts@gmail.com

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LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER: Elements ~ Apr 3 • Thu-Su 12-4 • 865 Linden Av • 805-684-7789 • www.carpinteriaartscenter.org

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Partner Events SCHOLARS’ DAY • In-person and virtual presentations • SB Museum of Art • $5 • https://tinyurl.com/3w87xbjv • 9:30am5pm Mo, 3/14. DÍA DE LOS ERUDITOS • Presentaciones presenciales y virtuales • SB Museum of Art • $5 • https://tinyurl.com/3w87xbjv • 9:30am-5pm lunes, 3/14. MAKER CHALLENGE: VAN GOGH RADIAL SYMMETRICAL FLOWERS • Pick up a take-home art kit for kids; sunflowers to

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SB MUSEUM OF ART: Through Vincent’s Eyes ~ opens Feb. 27; Highlights of American Art; Portrait of Mexico Today; Important Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection: New Selections; Mediated Nature; Contemporary Gallery - Ongoing; • Tu – Su, 11 –5; Thu, 11-8 • www.sbma.net • 805-963-4364

SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: What’s in our Drawers? ~ Mar 31 • Wed-Sun 10-5 • 805-682-4711• www.sbnature.org • (The Sea Center is closed through Spring 2022 • some exhibitions now at Natural History Campus) SILO 118: Holland/Patrick • 118 Gray St • 12-5 Th-Sa or by appt • www.silo118.com SULLIVAN GOSS: AN AMERICAN GALLERY: Leon Dabo: En France Encore ~ Mar 28; The Life Of The Party: Sculpture & Painting By Ken Bortolazzo & Michael Dvortcsak ~ Apr 25; Winter Salon ~ Mar 28 • 11 E Anapamu St • 805-730-1460 • www.sullivangoss.com SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE: Art Of The Western Saddle; Tales From Mattei’s Tavern • 3596 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez • Sa, Su 12-4 • 805-688-7889 • www.santaynezmuseum.org THOMAS REYNOLDS GALLERY: The Art of California • Th-Sat 12-5 & By Appt • www.thomasreynolds.com

be displayed in the library • SB Central Library • Free • Tu, 3/15 until supplies last. DESAFÍO DEL FABRICANTE: FLORES SIMÉTRICAS RADIALES DE VAN GOGH • Elije un kit de arte para llevar a casa para niños; girasoles para exhibir en la biblioteca • Biblioteca Central de SB • Gratis • martes, 3/15 hasta agotar existencias. MAKER HOUR: VAN GOGH RADIAL SYMMETRICAL FLOWERS • Create your own sunflower • SB Public Library • Alameda Park • Free • 10-11am We, 3/16.

Continued... UCSB LIBRARY: A Call to Action: Documenting Santa Barbara’s Art & Activism ~ Jun 24 (Special Collections); Postcards from Salinas ~ Jun 20; Beyond The Wall: The Prison Art Resistance ~ Jul 22 • www.library.ucsb.edu WATERHOUSE GALLERY: Notable CA & National Artists • La Arcada Ct, 1114 State St, #9 • 11-5 Mon-Sat, 12-4 Sun • 805-962-8885 • www.waterhousegallery.com WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART: Marie Schoeff: Amplifying the Between ~ Mar 26 • 805-565-6162 • M-F 10-4 • www.westmont.edu/museum WILDLING MUSEUM: • 1511 B Mission Dr, Solvang • www.wildlingmuseum.org

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ESPITE COMING FROM A WEALTHY BACKGROUND, Vincent van Gogh focused his early works on poorer farmers and laborers. As highlighted by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s exhibition Through Vincent’s Eyes: Van Gogh and His Sources, the artist’s compassion for the working classes may be in part derived from one of his favorite authors — Charles Dickens. He also lived among working families and miners as a young man, when he worked as a non-ordained preacher in Belgium. As an artist, he moved to Nuenen, where he continued to sketch locals. His early masterpiece, The Potato Eaters, depicts several individuals Van Gogh knew well, including Gordina de Groot, who he previously painted multiple times. “You see, I really have wanted to make it so that people get the idea that these folk, who are eating their potatoes by the light of their little lamp, have tilled the earth themselves with these hands they are putting in the dish, and so it speaks of manual labour and — that they have thus honestly earned their food,” Van Gogh wrote to his brother in 1885. “I wanted it to give the idea of a wholly different way of life from ours — civilized people. So I certainly don’t want everyone just to admire it or approve of it without knowing why.” To learn more about van Gogh, visit www.vangoghmuseum.nl

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890), Two Women Digging, July–August 1885. Black chalk, gray wash, on

laid paper. Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo.

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s exhibition, Through Vincent’s Eyes: Van Gogh and his Sources, is open through May 22nd, 2022. www.SBMA.net

HORA DEL FABRICANTE: FLORES SIMÉTRICAS RADIALES DE VAN GOGH • Crea tu propio girasol • Biblioteca Pública de SB • Parque Alameda • Gratis • 10-11am miércoles, 3/16. VAN GOGH PIXEL ART FOR TEENS • Art workshop • Central Library, Upper Level Teen Area • Free • 1-3pm Fr, 3/18. VAN GOGH ARTE DE PIXEL PARA ADOLESCENTES • Taller de arte • Biblioteca Central, Área Juvenil Nivel Superior • Gratis • 1-3pm viernes, 3/18.

VAN GOGH ON THE PLAZA RECEPTION View local art inspired by Van Gogh • La Cumbre Center for the Creative Arts Galleries, La Cumbre Plaza • Free • 5-7pm Fr, 3/18. VAN GOGH EN LA RECEPCIÓN DE LA PLAZA • Ve arte local inspirado en Van Gogh • La Cumbre Center for the Creative Arts Galleries, La Cumbre Plaza • Gratis • 5-7pm viernes, 3/18. SONIC BOOM • SB Symphony plays Bach and more • Granada Theatre • $31-156 • www.granadasb.org • 7:30pm Sa, 3/19 & 3pm Su, 3/20.

Art Events Eventos de Arte OPENING RECEPTION: OVER THE FENCE • Meet curators Meagan Stirling and Alex Lukas • Architectural Fdn Gallery, 229 E. Victoria St. • Free • 5-7pm Fr, 3/11. RECEPCIÓN DE APERTURA: SOBRE LA CERCA • Conoce a los curadores Meagan Stirling y Alex Lukas • Architectural Fdn Gallery, 229 E. Victoria St. • Gratis • 5-7pm viernes, 3/11. IN CONVERSATION: SEEPING INTO HISTORY: OIL TOUCHES EVERYTHING • Panel with UCSB student artists • Museum of Contemporary Art SB • Free • 3:30-4:30pm Sa, 3/12. EN CONVERSACIÓN: FILTRÁNDOSE EN LA HISTORIA: EL PETRÓLEO LO TOCA TODO • Panel con estudiantes artistas de UCSB • Museo de Arte Contemporáneo SB • Gratis • 3:30-4:30pm sábado, 3/12. RECEPTION - LARRY VIGON SOLO SHOW • Meet the artist behind iconic album covers • Silo118, 118 Gray St. • Free • 6-8:30pm We, 3/16. RECEPCIÓN - ESPECTÁCULO INDIVIDUAL DE LARRY VIGON • Conoce a la artista detrás de las icónicas portadas de álbumes • Silo118, 118 Gray St. • Gratis • 6-8:30pm miércoles, 3/16.

EXPLOSIÓN SÓNICA • ≠SB Symphony toca Bach y más • Teatro Granada • $31-156• www.granadasb.org • 7:30pm sábado, 3/19 y 3pm domingo, 3/20. VINCENT • One-man play on Vincent van Gogh • SB Museum of Art, Mary Craig Auditorium • $10-15 • www.etcsb. org • 1-2pm & 3-4pm Su, 3/20. VINCENT • Obra de un solo hombre sobre Vincent van Gogh • Museo de Arte SB, Auditorio Mary Craig • $1015 • www.etcsb.org • 1-2pm y 3-4pm domingo, 3/20.

Third Thursday Studio at MCASB • 6-8 Thursday, 3/17.

WRITING IN THE GALLERIES • Write inspired by art • SB Museum of Art • Free with Van Gogh admission • https://tinyurl.com/26akrw9x • 5:30-7pm Th, 3/17. ESCRIBIR EN LAS GALERÍAS • Escribe inspirado en el arte • SB Museum of Art • Gratis con la entrada a Van Gogh • https://tinyurl.com/26akrw9x • 5:30-7pm jueves, 3/17. THIRD THURSDAY STUDIO • Make figurative forms using clay and found objects • Museum of Contemporary Art SB • $15 general, members free • 6-8pm Th, 3/17. ESTUDIO DEL TERCER JUEVES • Haz formas figurativas usando arcilla y objetos encontrados • Museo de Arte Contemporáneo SB • $15 general, miembros gratis • 6-8pm jueves, 3/17. FAMILY SUNDAY WORKSHOP • Create a bust sculpture • Museum of Contemporary Art SB • $15 general, members free • 11am12pm Su, 3/20. TALLER DE DOMINGO FAMILIAR • Crea una escultura de busto • Museo de Arte Contemporáneo SB • $15 general, miembros gratis • 11am-12pm domingo, 3/20. 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.

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Goodbye to Art Fairs, Hello to LA Art at Its Best By Edward Goldman, ART Matters

Now, here in LA, we have a rare chance to pay respect to Manet’s Luncheon on the Grass thanks to Jeffrey Deitch Gallery where more than 30 artists show their own responses to this iconic painting. My favorite is the great work by Robert Colescott, Sunday Afternoon with Joaquin Murietta (1979). With its two white cowboys, and one black female nude, it still might unsettle some viewers in a contemporary Salon des Refusés.

Photo by Josh Schaedel

Photo by Edward Goldman

Lucy Dodd Heart Overture at Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles

T: Diedrick Brackens. A deep and abiding dance, 2021 B: Diedrick Brackens: heaven is a muddy riverbed, installation view

Robert Colescott Sunday Afternoon with Joaquin Murietta, 1979

Through the last several years, Jeffrey Deitch has had a number of high-profile and challenging exhibitions, but for me, this one is the most creative project envisioned by him. This must-see exhibition runs through April 23rd. Another museum-quality exhibition to enjoy without the Art Fair crowd is a solo exhibition by Upstate New York artist, Lucy Dodd (b. 1981) at Sprüth Magers. Her small, medium and large abstract paintings are literally dancing on the gallery walls. The artist herself was very much involved in this unconventional presentation of her works. Reading the press release you learn that she works with her canvases stretched out on the floor using “pigments from natural, and often unconventional, sources (which) has long been a cornerstone of Dodd’s practice.”

Photo by Edward Goldman

Photo by Edward Goldman

Another attention grabber is Mickalene Thomas’, Le Déjeuner sur L’berbe les Trois Femme Noires d’aprés Picasso (2022). This highly theatrical painting with its three female figures, all staring at you with attitude, makes you want to keep a safe distance. But be brave and come close to the surface to be seduced and delighted by the shiny, jewel-like beads encrusted in the rich painterly texture.

Image courtesy of Jeffrey Deitch Gallery

Lucy Dodd What The World Needs Now, 2022

Photo by Edward Goldman

Photo courtesy of Sprüth Magers

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HEN IN PARIS, what is on your must-see museum list? After saying hello to Mona Lisa at the Louvre, where next would you go? For me, it’s always a visit to the Musée d’Orsay to stroll through its incomparable collection of modern art. The one painting that I spend the most time Luncheon on the Grass at Jeffrey Deitch. Installation view. to look at, to admire, and to devour is Édouard Manet’s Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe (1863). Even a century and a half later, it still comes across as unsettling with its two formally dressed men juxtaposed with a nude female gazing directly at us viewers. Being exhibited at Salon des Refusés, this painting was criticized for its subject matter and for a deliberate lack of finesse with its brushstrokes.

Dodd has a sophisticated and joyful sense of color using, “drips of bright-red cochineal, black Mickalene Thomas foss leaf extract, and rich blues from lapis and Le Déjeuner sur L’berbe les Trois Femme Noires d’aprés Picasso, 2022 azurite” to create her abstract compositions. There is a certain timelessness to these new paintings that echo modern and contemporary art from Wassily Kandinsky to Sam Francis. The exhibition runs through March 12th. A few blocks further east on Wilshire Blvd, at Craft Contemporary, there is solo exhibition by Los Angeles artist, Diedrick Brackens (b. 1989). Several years ago, I spotted his figurative tapestry weavings at The Hammer, Made in LA biennial. Since then, I continued to follow his career, and this museum exhibition, heaven is a muddy riverbed, introduces us to his weaving and his poetry. The artist uses black silhouettes of nude males swimming with catfish as imagery that aligns his work with words from his poetry. On Saturday March 26th at 3pm, Diedrick Brackens is scheduled to recite his poems. I definitely look forward to listening to his poetry and maybe asking him about the time and patience it takes to complete his intricate weavings. The exhibition runs through May 8th.

Edward Goldman was art critic and host of “Art Talk,” a weekly program which aired prime-time Tuesday evenings during All Things Considered on LA’s largest NPR affiliate, KCRW 89.9 FM, for more than 30 years. Along the way, he also contributed weekly art reports to the Huffington Post and developed a strong digital following. Discover more Art Matters Columns at www.edwardgoldman.com


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