VOICE Magazine: March 26, 2021

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Opening Night

SBIFF to open festival with Invisible Valley on March 31st


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Let your voice be heard! Complete a survey regarding recreation in Santa Barbara County


Chloé Zhao (Nomadland), David Fincher (Mank), Lee Isaac Chung (Minari), and Thomas Vinterberg (Another Round) to be honored as Outstanding Directors by SBIFF 11

Photo by Zach Mendez Photography

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Honoring Directors

Don Pasquale, A Live Drive-In Opera Set in the early 1920s during Santa Barbara’s silent film era


In This Issue


Beautiful melodies, vocal pyrotechnics, and laugh-out-loud comedy will come together under the direction of Josh Shaw of Pacific Opera Project.


Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7

Don Pasquale,

Maura Conlon-McIvor: Confronting Racism. . . . . . . . 6 The Ticket: A SB Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *8-11

A Live Drive-In Opera

Harlan Green: Economic VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Community Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 Galleries & Art Venues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1 - 2 3 * Español y Inglés Find the VOICE Digital Edition with additonal stories and advertising online at www.VoiceSB.com

Concerts In Your Car series at the Ventura County Fairgrounds

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Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Photo by Gerry Gomez

John Palminteri’s Community VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 MB&T Anniversary Grants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

The poetry of Chella Courington reviewed by Richard Jarrette


Saturday, April 10th at 7:30pm For Tickets: Stream Storm Reading, part of The Marjorie Luke Theatre Virtual Concert Series


State of Our Schools, with SB Unified Superintendent Hilda Maldonado is March 30th



VOICE Magazine cover story see page



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March 26, 2021

Opera Santa Barbara

Don Pasquale - A Live Drive-In Opera


Photo by Zach Mendez Photography

HEN IT COMES TO COMBINING BEAUTIFUL Don’t miss your chance to see live singers on stage projected onto MELODIES AND VOCAL PYROTECHNICS WITH jumbo screens with audio streamed right to your car radio. LAUGH-OUT-LOUD COMEDY, no one is a match The event will follow all CDC and State of California guidelines. for bel canto master Gaetano Donizetti, the Attendees can enjoy the live stage performance from composer of The Elixir of Love, Lucia di Lammermoor, and the safe and socially-distanced comfort of their vehicles. many other blockbuster opera house hits. In this hilarious Attendees can stay inside or by their vehicle as they are new version directed by the irrepressible Josh Shaw, allowed to sit in folding chairs by their vehicle but must Founder of Pacific Opera Project, the titular Don Pasquale wear a face mask and maintain social distancing. The becomes “Donald Pasquale,” a film mogul in the Santa show will include a visual light show and multimedia Barbara silent film business of the early 1920s. entertainment across video jumbo screens. Sound will A must see performance and one-night event staged come through your car stereo, like a traditional driveon Saturday, April 10th at 7:30pm, Don Pasquale - A Live in theater on your FM radio. The opera will be sung in Kostis Protopapas Drive-In Opera is the season opener for Concerts In Your Italian with English translations projected on screen. Car at the Ventura Fairgrounds. Tickets Special thank you to Lead Production start at $99 per car. Sponsor George H. and Olive J. Griffiths Rising stars soprano and Santa Barbara Charitable Foundation. Orchestra Sponsor: native Jana McIntyre, bass Andrew Potter, Bella Domani; Director Sponsor: Nancy and tenor Matthew Grills will make their And Fred Golden; Conductor Sponsor: Dan OSB debuts, effortlessly tossing Donizetti’s And Romy Reicker; Artists Sponsors: The sentimental tunes and vocal acrobatics. Operatives (Dylan Vrana, James Benham Former OSB Studio Artist baritone Efraín Solís returns as the Donovan Mckelvey, David Mason & Nicholas Burlett). cunning Dr. Malatesta. Opera SB Artistic and General Director Kostis To purchase tickets, visit https://tinyurl.com/757p5awn Protopapas conducts members of the Opera SB Orchestra.

Josh Shaw

Jana McIntyre

Andrew Potter

Efraín Solís

Matthew Grills

Champions of youthful multiculturalism. Teaching and learning has been difficult everywhere because of COVID-19. Adelante Charter School has the additional challenge of teaching and learning in two languages. We were able to prioritize Spanish interactions during our Zoom classes and maintain our commitment to developing bilingual learners. Teachers have created joyful learning experiences and families report learning alongside their children. We look forward to welcoming many of our students back to campus in a hybrid model after Spring Break. Our community has suffered greatly through the pandemic, but through all of this, we have developed stronger connections with families that will strengthen our program for years to come. You can find us at adelantecharter.org.

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Adelante Charter School is a 2020 Anniversary Grantsm Recipient from Montecito Bank & Trust.

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March 26, 2021


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March 26, 2021

Just Added Virtual Events for April - May Intimate, interactive online events you won’t find anywhere else.

Jane Goodall

Hope Fuels a Better World Sat, Apr 10 / 5:30 PM Pacific (Note special time) Event Sponsors: Betsy Atwater & Tim Eaton, and Susan & Bruce Worster

Kelly McGonigal

Ephrat Asherie Dance

Speaking with Pico

Mohsin Hamid

The Joy of Movement: How Exercise Helps Us Find Happiness, Hope, Connection and Courage


Fri, Apr 16 7 PM Pacific

Tue, Apr 20 5 PM Pacific

(Note special time)

Tue, Apr 13 5 PM Pacific Supporting Sponsor: Siri & Bob Marshall

Yo-Yo Ma & Kathryn Stott

Arthur C. Brooks National Renewal

Tue, May 11 / 5 PM Pacific

Lead Sponsor: Jody & John Arnhold

Speaking with Pico

Mira Nair Wed, May 26 5 PM Pacific

Songs of Comfort and Hope Wed, May 5 5 PM Pacific

Corporate Sponsor:

Additional support provided by Forces of Nature series sponsor Audrey & Timothy O. Fisher in memory of J. Brooks Fisher Dance Series Sponsors: Annette & Dr. Richard Caleel, Margo Cohen-Feinberg & Bob Feinberg, Irma & Morrie Jurkowitz, Barbara Stupay, and Sheila Wald Speaking with Pico Series Sponsors: Dori Pierson Carter & Chris Carter, Martha Gabbert, and Laura Shelburne & Kevin O’Connor Ephrat Asherie Dance presented in partnership with The Joyce Theater and Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech, and in association with the UCSB Department of Theater and Dance Mira Nair presented in association with the Carsey-Wolf Center at UC Santa Barbara Community Partners:

House Calls - Spring 2021: $70 (Includes the seven virtual events slated for Apr-May)

Single tickets start at $10 UCSB students: FREE! (Registration required). Special Thanks:

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March 26, 2021

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Community News State Targets SBC to provide 24,856 New Homes; Regional Allocation Begins RHNA IS THE STATE’S FAIR SHARE HOUSING LAW. It requires local governments to plan for a minimum number of new housing units across four income groups. The State’s Housing and Community Development department is responsible for determining each region’s need. Regional agencies, such as SBCAG, are responsible for developing a methodology to allocate the housing units to local governments. Finally, each local government, by updating its Housing Element, accommodates its share of housing need. This is the sixth cycle which covers the 20232031 period. In response to the State’s fair share housing law, Santa Barbara County Association of Governments has begun planning for the allocation of its assigned 24,856 housing units, with each local government updating its housing element to accommodate its share of housing need. The board of SBCAG voted twelve to one to distribute 24,856 housing units to the region’s eight cities and unincorporated areas to adequately plan to meet future housing needs. “While the Regional Housing Needs Allocation process is technical, it can also be acrimonious and misunderstood. At the end of the day, our responsibility as cities and counties is to do everything we can to help housing production for people who live and work in our communities,” said SBCAG Vice-Chair Das Williams, Supervisor First District. “This is vital for our region’s prosperity, to meet climate change goals, and reduce impacts of traffic congestion resulting from the imbalance between affordable housing opportunities and where jobs exist.” The board’s action allocates 60 percent of the final

countywide number to the South Coast where 60 percent of the region’s jobs exist. Local jurisdictions have a 45-day appeal period to appeal their own allocation, or another jurisdiction’s allocation. The adopted allocation methodology distributes housing units through a two-step process that is representative of Santa Barbara County’s distinct subregions – North County and South Coast to allow for an intentional focus on the county’s respective, subregional jobs-housing imbalance. The first step factors existing and forecasted jobs to address the current jobs-housing imbalance while also acknowledging future conditions will change over time. The second step allocates housing units to each respective local jurisdiction giving equal weight to social equity considerations of communities experiencing overcrowding and cost burden. Cost burden is defined by households expending more than 30 percent of income on housing and overcrowding is defined by households with more than one person per room, including a living room. The housing unit number assigned to each jurisdiction is then respectively balanced per income level type i.e., very low to above moderate in comparison to the region to ensure there is an equity of income levels represented among all the local jurisdictions in Santa Barbara County.

New EVP / COO at Cottage Health LISA MOORE has been promoted to be Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Cottage Health. In this position, she will lead the operations of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital, Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital, and Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories. Moore is familiar with the local area and Cottage Health, having served as the Vice President for Clinical Services since 2000. She has been recognized for her work multiple times, having been selected as a Fellow for the American Hospital Association Next Generation Leadership Innovation Program last year, and being a Fellow of the California Lisa Moore Healthcare Leadership College in 2005. Moore earned her master’s degree in Hospital and Health Care Administration at the University of Minnesota, and completed her residency at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. www.cottagehealth.org

The table above provides allocations shared with cities and the county following the SBCAG Board action based on the final housing need determination and methodology. The distribution methodology prioritizes reducing countywide jobs-housing imbalance and advances five statewide objectives, such as promoting infill development, affirmatively furthering fair housing, and seeking parity across the region as it relates to housing offered to various income-level housing needs. The close of the appeals period is expected to be May 3rd, 2021. At the close of the appeals period, SBCAG will notify all local agencies of any appeals received. If no appeals are received, SBCAG will issue final RHNA allocations. The final plan will be considered by the SBCAG Board during the August 2021 meeting. Find more information on HCD’s Regional Housing Needs Allocation and Housing Elements’ webpage: https://hcd.ca.gov/community-development/housing-element/index.shtml

Zaninovich named Board Chair of Alzheimer’s Association California Central Coast Chapter KATINA ZANINOVICH has been elected the Board Chair of the California Central Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Over the course of her career, Zaninovich worked largely at VNA Health in Santa Barbara, where she held the positions of hospital liaison, director of clinical services, and executive director. An active Santa Barbara community member, Zaninovich currently acts as a volunteer and board member for a number of local organizations, including the Montecito Retirement Association, Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation and Neighborhood Clinics Capitol Campaign, and Cancer Katina Zaninovich Foundation of Santa Barbara. In addition to her new position, Zaninovich will also continue her term as Chair for the Chapter’s Alzheimer’s Women’s Initiative Committee. www.alz.org/cacentralcoast

SBUSD Superintendent Hilda Maldonado will share the status of today’s local public schools. The virtual event will feature a presentation, followed by a Q & A session. This will be an opportunity for the community and supporters to learn about the current State of our Schools during this challenging school year. This event is free. Registration is required at: https://sbefoundation.org/state-of-our-schools-tickets/


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Community News To Transform Systemic White Supremacy: Dismantle the Heroic Model of Leadership


By Maura Conlon-McIvor, Special to VOICE

EV. CHRIS BROWN, speaker at Word & Life’s Confronting Racism series and pastor at Bethania Lutheran Church in Solvang, grew up in the racially mixed suburbs of L.A, listening to tales of his heroic male lineage. His great grandfather, a Quaker elder, marched with Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma. A grandfather helped break ground for the first interracial housing at UCLA, then served as a state congressman for 35 years, advocating for farm worker rights alongside Caesar Chavez, and voting against funding for the Vietnam War. “Born and raised a liberal,” Brown said that he—living with the family boon of service and white privilege—began to feel the discomfort of doing “very little” in terms of his own involvement with the people his forebears aimed to serve. Called to the ministry, Brown studied for his Master of Divinity at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, where he encountered “a whole new world of racism.” The Hyde Park area reflected effects of 1940s/1950s gentrification, “white flight, redlining, food deserts, gun violence,” he described. It is the “third most patrolled [locale] by police in the country.” Rev. Chris Brown Brown enrolled in a class taught by guest professor and civil rights activist, Rev. Dr. Yvonne Delk, who arranged for students to meet with grassroots organizations and local leaders addressing social and economic issues impacting Black and Latinx communities. When the course ended, Delk queried her students about their commitment to fight social injustice. Brown proclaimed he felt called “to save the world,” which, he said, incited among his peers “silence and dumbfounded looks, almost pity.” “I was raised to believe this about myself—to be the hero,” he said, describing the norm “within white privilege” of “chasing the acknowledgement…the nodding approval.” Brown noted how the hero narrative gets reinforced in our culture, evidenced in films such as The Green Book and The Help to name a few. He also cited The Power of One, the 1992 drama set in South Africa, where a white boy raised under Apartheid is called a “rainmaker,” told he is part of a great prophecy of redemption. “This is wrong…that a white person has to come… to save everybody,” he said, recalling his own earlier “conflated image.” Brown added, “White people love to chase power. We love authority, we love the good feelings that come with the work of antiracism…to create brands for ourselves.” Even though the killing of George Floyd sparked multiracial outrage and protests around the country, Brown asserted that “the solidarity is gone now…the topic of fighting antiracism is no longer trending” in the media. Brown cited a recent Institute of Shareholder Services report indicating that, in the near year since Floyd’s death, no substantive movement had been made in increasing diversity on national corporate boards of directors. He included his own affiliate, the Evangelic Lutheran Church of America— noted for its “progressive theology”—as currently constituting “the second whitest church in the country.” Serving as pastor of Bethania Lutheran Church, where Danish remained the congregation’s official language until the 1940s, Brown encountered the book, Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US, authored by Lenny Duncan, a queer, Black man rising within church leadership who challenged endemic racism and queer phobia. Brown met with a group within his synod—white people and those of color—to discuss how the book’s message impacted them and what constructive action might ensue. At first “Four to five white people spoke up, expressing their passion to do the work…to get involved,” he said. Then one Latinx woman raised her voice, saying that she felt “scared to trust all of you…because I’ve been hurt so badly in the past by white people saying they are going to do something and failing in that promise.” A Black woman followed, stating she was “tired of having to fight for my survival.” Brown acknowledged the road ahead demands getting beyond old comfort levels. “We are going to drift back into racism…none of us has to be engaged in this work—we can duck out anytime we want—we can go back to posting hash tags on social media, do the next thing that’s trending,” he said, “but our siblings of color are fighting for survival. We need to be there with them.” Brown has reached out to school boards, city council, other organizations in Solvang and the Santa Ynez Valley, and worked within his congregation to call out racist procedures and support diversity in leadership positions, both appointed and elected. He cites as one example of this collaboration the local high school and elementary schools establishing themselves as sanctuary sites for undocumented kids while noting progress with local elections of mayoral and other political positions representing communities of color. “As a white person, I am still learning and I am still growing,” he said. “Once we truly begin to awaken to our white privilege, to see systemic racism and its impact on our brothers and sisters, there is no turning back.”

Word and Life’s series on Confronting Racism has archived presentations which can be found at www.wordandlife.us

March 26, 2021

SBCC Continues Student Support Efforts Amidst Decreased Student Enrollment


By Daisy Scott / VOICE

HILE COMMUNITY COLLEGE ENROLLMENT HAS TAKEN A HIT on both a national and local scale, Santa Barbara City College continues to expand and refine its efforts to support students in the face of remote learning. Last week, campus leaders updated the community on these ongoing efforts and current data during their March 17th panel “SBCC at a Crossroads: Enrollment Trends and Student Futures.” “The students who are impacted the most by the pandemic have been some of our most marginalized students,” said Paloma Arnold, Dean of Student Affairs. “Those are the students that are frontline workers, those are the students who have multi-generational families and have elders in their homes that they’re trying to take care of, but are also the ones that are working in restaurants, are working in our grocery stores... They’re really making the choice of whether to provide food for their families and for themselves or to come to school.” Nationally, community college enrollment is down by an average of about 25 percent. Fortunately, SBCC’s enrollment has not dropped as much, with Spring 2021 enrollment down by 17.7 percent compared to Spring 2019. In Spring 2020, enrollment was Paloma Arnold down 7.1 percent. Dean, Student Affairs According to Dr. Pamela Ralston, Executive Vice President of Educational Programs, the most vulnerable SBCC student population are male, part-time students of color from lower income backgrounds. Male student enrollment is down by 25.7 percent, while female student enrollment has taken a 11.1 percent hit. Meanwhile, there are 24.5 percent fewer part-time students enrolled, compared to 4.3 percent fewer full-time students. From a financial standpoint, SBCC has experienced a 30 percent decrease in students who are eligible for federal aid through Pell Grant funding. That rate is halved for ineligible students, with only a 15.1 percent decrease. Moreover, students of color have been disproportionately impacted during the pandemic. Black and African American student enrollment is down by 17.2 percent, Hispanic enrollment has dropped 15.7 percent, American Indian and Alaskan Native enrollment lowered 26.6 percent, and Asian enrollment has decreased by 25.3 percent. However, white student enrollment is down by only 8.1 percent. In response, SBCC is actively supporting student retention with these populations in mind, while holding the goal of expanding outreach and support services in the future. “I like the sports analogy that a good offense sometimes is a good defense,” explained Michael Medel, Director of Admissions & Records. “And so I think that the Dr. Pamela Ralston Exec. Vice President, approach that the college really took was we need to keep the students that we have, Educational Programs we really need to focus on resources to not let them go, to keep them engaged.” On an academic level, SBCC has allowed students impacted by the pandemic to petition for excused withdrawals from classes beyond the traditional class drop deadline. In doing so, students can stay enrolled and keep trying without the risk of harming their academic records. Additionally, SBCC has expanded Michael Medel, options to take classes for pass/no pass credit, opens enrollment Director of Admissions to vulnerable student populations first, and has had instructors & Records undergo training on distance learning, technology, and student support tools. SBCC has also reached out to students on a more personal basis. For instance, in December each SBCC manager personally called over 2,000 local students who were not yet enrolled for the spring semester. Through these calls, managers gained greater insight into student’s lives as they addressed questions and heard concerns. Beyond this, SBCC has expanded programming to provide students more virtual access to staff and counselors across multiple departments. The Well continues to offer student mental health support, and the Center for Equity and Social Justice holds food distributions and community building programming. Instructors can also identify students who may be facing challenges and need campus support through SBCC’s Starfish Early Alert System. Most recently, the School of Extended Learning launched its Back to Work initiative, which offers free training programs to unemployed community members. Participants receive weekly stipends, with offered career tracks including office administration, construction technology, and more. Now, as SBCC looks toward resuming in-person instruction, campus leaders remain optimistic that the college can continue to expand these services and outreach to better support all students’ needs. “I do think that even though we’re seeing a pretty challenging time in student enrollment at community colleges nationwide, locally, and ours, I do think that what we’re doing is going to make us stronger and better and much more student centered,” shared Dr. Ralston. A recording of the presentation is available on the SBCC Foundation’s YouTube page at https://tinyurl.com/rcu4vyp7. To register for SBCC Summer 2021 classes, visit www.sbcc.edu

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Community News Camino Real Cinemas and Fiesta 5 Theatres to Reopen

L Local Band Launches Fundraiser for Jensen Guitar & Music Co.


OR ALMOST 50 YEARS, Jensen Guitar & Music Co. has served as an integral part of the Santa Barbara music community. However, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to prevent traditional in-person lessons, this beloved business faces great revenue loss and economic hardship. In response, local band exPorter has launched a GoFundMe fundraiser with the goal of raising $2,500 to support its “home away from home.” “Obviously when you think of a music shop most people think retail, but Jensen’s offers more than just selling guitars,” reads the band’s statement. “There are eight instructors that used to give lessons there and they can’t do face-to-face lessons in the shop. There’s also the side stage they use for things like open mics, band camp, or even hosting bands like ours – everything there has been impacted.” exPorter, consisting of brothers Destin and Alec Cavazos with Henry Kish, has played multiple shows at Jensen Guitar & Music Co. over the years. Founded by Chris Jensen and located at 2830 De La Vina St. in Santa Barbara, the shop is responsible for teaching generations of locals how to play guitars and other stringed instruments. Beyond its instruments, it also offers a selection of amps and other musical accessories. To date, the fundraiser has raised $1,095 of its goal.

To donate, visit www.gofundme.com/f/support-jensen-guitar-musicshop. For more information about exPorter or Jensen Guitar & Music Co., visit https://exporter.band and http://jensenguitar.com

Oil Tanker Truck Driver Charged in Cuyama River Oil Spill Case This week, the Consumer and Environmental Protection Unit of the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against Jesse Villasana for alleged involvement in the March 2020 Cuyama River oil spill. Villasana will be arraigned in the Santa Barbara County Superior Court on June 25, 2021. The misdemeanor criminal complaint alleges that Villasana, the driver of an oil tanker truck that allegedly spilled about 4,533 gallons of oil into the Cuyama River on March 21st, 2020, drove the truck at an unsafe speed and made an unlawful turning movement. This allegedly then resulted in the oil tank, which held about 6,678 gallons of crude oil, to roll off the truck and into the river. These alleged actions are in violation of Vehicle Code Sections 22350 and 22107, and Fish and Game Code Section 5650(a) (1). Villasana has also been charged with violating Fish and Game Code Section 2000 for allegedly causing the death of a belted kingfisher and a mallard in the course of the oil spill. The case is filed as People of the State of California v. Jesse Villasana, Case No. 21CR01636.


OCAL MOVIEGOERS CAN LOOK FORWARD TO RETURNING TO THE BIG SCREEN THIS SPRING, as Metropolitan Theatres Corporation reopens two popular theatres — Camino Real Cinemas, located at 7040 Marketplace Dr., and Fiesta 5 Theatres, located at 916 State St. The theatres will open on March 26th and 31st, respectively. “We’ve missed being able to interact with our moviegoers in the Santa Barbara community,” said David Corwin, President of Metropolitan Theatres. “This past year has been a challenge, but we look forward to welcoming our guests back and entertaining them with the upcoming slate of exciting Spring and Summer blockbusters.” Both theatres will follow local health guidelines and COVID-19 safety protocol, including increased sanitation practices, reduced viewer capacities, and requiring all moviegoers to wear face masks, save for when they are eating or drinking. Additionally, all showtimes will be offering reserved seating, with the technology in place to automatically block seats next to a party when they purchase their tickets to ensure social distancing. Guests can also rent theatres for up to 20 people to view new releases at www.metrotheatres.com/your-private-screening. Theatre employees have been trained on safety protocol, and will wear personal protective equipment and complete wellness check-ins before each shift. Additionally, Metropolitan Theatres has launched a new app to let people purchase tickets in a contactless, online method. www.metrotheatres.com

SB County Invites Community to Provide Input on Countywide Recreation Planning


PRING HAS OFFICIALLY SPRUNG, encouraging community members across Santa Barbara County to explore our outdoor resources. To ensure everyone has the opportunity to voice their views on local recreation needs, the County of Santa Barbara has opened an online survey that will inform the development of a countywide Recreation Master Plan to guide the development of new parks, facilities, and trails. “As the pandemic has shown, our recreational spaces are essential to our health and well-being,” said Vice Chair and Third District County Supervisor Joan Hartmann. “This is an opportunity to shape the future of our communities, but it won’t be possible without guidance from our residents on what they need to get outside and play.” The Recreation Master Plan will facilitate coordination between multiple partners as they work to serve our community, including the County, eight incorporated cities, local agencies, and private and nonprofit recreation service providers. The results of the current survey will shape a recreation needs assessment and plan for development and improvement of recreational resources, especially in areas with underserved communities. “The project must focus on equitable access to diverse recreation opportunities,” explained First District County Supervisor Das Williams. “Low-income, and non-English speaking communities suffer a lack of park acreage and recreational facilities, contributing to poorer community health. This is our opportunity to get public feedback and fund projects that will build better communities.”

To access the survey, visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/sbcrecplan. The County has also released a survey for children to share their input at www.surveymonkey.com/r/sbcrecplankids. To learn more about the Santa Barbara County Recreation Master Plan, visit www.sbcrecplan.com.

Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation will Host BIG Little Heroes Virtual Fundraiser


AVING SERVED 891 CHILDREN DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER JUST OVER THE COURSE OF 2020, the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation continues to play a vital role in our community. To spark awareness and fundraise for its work, as well as honor our local healthcare workers with Cottage Health, the nonprofit will host its virtual BIG Little Heroes event at 7pm on Thursday, April 1st. This year’s master of ceremonies is radio host Brian Phelps, and its keynote speaker is USC football player Jake Olson. Phelps is known for hosting The Mark & Brian Morning Show on 95.5 KLOS for Keynote Speaker 25 years. Olson overcame retinoblastoma and became blind at 12 years of age, and became college Jake Olson football history’s first completely blind player. As many of the children TBCF serves also face blindness as a result of retinoblastoma, Olson’s story will provide inspiration for the event’s listeners. “I can’t wait for our kids to hear his presentation,” shared Gisselle Madrigal, TBCF’s Family Resource Manager. “His message of resiliency is so powerful. I hope they are as inspired by his message as I am.” The Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation is the only local nonprofit that centers itself on offering emotional, educational, and financial support to children with cancer and their families in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo. Last year, it offered $37,725 of financial support, meals, and grocery gift cards to children undergoing cancer treatment and their families amidst the pandemic. “As a childhood cancer survivor I know first-hand how devastating a cancer diagnosis can be, and how important it is to keep a family together through this unimaginable experience,” shared Heather Ayer, one of the event’s co-chairs and a former recipient of TBCF support. “This event means so much to me because it is truly focused on bringing our community together to honor and applaud the little (and big) heroes among us.”

Registration for the BIG Little Heroes event is free and required. To register, donate, and learn more, visit www.teddybearcancerfoundation.org/big-little-heroes-virtual-event or call (805) 308-9943.


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March 26, 2021

Virtual Safari

Online & In Person Activities for Everyone Actividades en línea y en persona para todos BILINGUAL / BILINGÜE

Thursday • jueves 3.25.21 CHILDREN | NIÑOS Postcards to the Easter Bunny: Paseo Nuevo invites you and your family to send a message to the Easter Bunny via their virtual form through Su, April 4th. Free • https://tinyurl.com/yexso99w Postales al conejito de Pascua: Paseo Nuevo te invita a ti y a tu familia a enviar un mensaje al Conejito de Pascua a través de su formulario virtual hasta el domingo, 4 de abril. Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/yexso99w Kids Salsa Classes: ME Sabor Dance Studio salsa classes for kids aged 6-10. 4-5pm Thursdays, Oak Park Stage, 600 W Junipero St, SB. Open enrollment, participants must RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/ycljdnsx Clases de salsa para niños: ME Sabor Dance Studio ofrece clases de salsa para niños de 6 a 10 años. 4 a 5pm los jueves en Oak Park Stage, 600 W Junipero St, SB. Inscripción abierta, los participantes deben confirmar su asistencia en https://tinyurl.com/ycljdnsx

DANCE | BAILE Fantasyland: Center Stage Theater presents this video performance by the Dance with Harout Performance Company • Video available through April 4th • Purchase tickets ($10-250) at https://tinyurl.com/yb84xtp7 Fantasyland: El Teatro Center Stage te invita a ver esta presentación en video de Dance with Harout Performance Company • El video disponible hasta el 4 de abril • Compra boletos ($10-$250) en https://tinyurl.com/yb84xtp7

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES Downtown Business Spotlight - Back to the Screen and Stage: Charles Donelan will speak with David Corwin (Metropolitan Theatres), Benjamin Goedert & Shannon Kelley (Santa Barbara International Film Festival), and Kathryn Martin (Santa Barbara Symphony) • 3pm Thu, March 25th • Register (free) https://tinyurl.com/xdvm6krk Downtown Business Spotlight - De vuelta a la pantalla y al escenario: Charles Donelan hablará con David Corwin (Metropolitan Theatres), Benjamin Goedert & Shannon Kelley (Festival Internacional de Cine de Santa Bárbara) y Kathryn Martin (Sinfónica de Santa Bárbara) • 3pm jueves, 25 de marzo • Regístrate (gratis) https://tinyurl.com/xdvm6krk Black Authors Panel Presented by Coffee With a Black Guy: James Joyce III will host this free, virtual panel featuring authors Nana-ama Danquah, Jervey Tervalon, and Gary Phillips • 7pm Thu, March 25th • Register (free) www.cwabg.com Panel de autores negros presentado por Coffee With a Black Guy: James Joyce III será el anfitrión de este panel virtual gratuito con los autores Nana-ama Danquah, Jervey Tervalon y Gary Phillips • jueves, 25 de marzo a las 7pm • Regístrate (gratis) www.cwabg.com Register for Victory Vegetable Gardening for True Beginners classes presented by UC Master Gardeners of SB County • Classes between April 5th-9th, register (free/ $20 voluntary fee) https://tinyurl.com/3k9pxuc8 Regístrate en las clases de horticultura para verdaderos principiantes presentado por los Jardineros Maestros de la UC del condado de Santa Bárbara • Clases entre el 5 y el 9 de abril, inscríbete (gratis/tarifa voluntaria de $20) https://tinyurl.com/3k9pxuc8

Government Meetings Reuniones gubernamentales Montecito Board of Architectural Review Meeting • 1-5pm Thu, March 25th. Agenda to be posted at https://tinyurl.com/y6cm7nq4 Reunión de la Junta de Revisión de Arquitectura de Montecito • De 1 a 5pm el jueves, 25 de marzo. La agenda se publicará en https://tinyurl.com/y6cm7nq4 City of SB Fire and Police Commission Meeting • 4-6pm Thu, March 25th. Learn more/attend https://tinyurl.com/y4dwu8ve Reunión de la Comisión de Policía y Bomberos de la Ciudad de SB • 4-6pm el jueves, 25 de marzo. Conoce más / asiste de forma virtual https://tinyurl.com/y4dwu8ve North Board of Architectural Review Meeting • 9am1pm Fr, March 26th. Agenda to be posted at https://tinyurl.com/y6cm7nq4 Reunión de la Junta de Revisión de Arquitectura del Norte • 9am-1pm viernes, 26 de marzo. La agenda se publicará en https://tinyurl.com/y6cm7nq4

The Marjorie Luke Theatre Virtual Concert Series is streaming Access Theatre’s critically acclaimed stage production Storm Reading, with the support of Series Sponsors and Event Sponsorship by The Independent Living Resource Center celebrating its 45th anniversary. This vintage, ground-breaking play was developed in Santa Barbara and first premiered in 1988. The play was enthusiastically embraced by audiences and launched a six-year tour across the USA, to Canada, and England, before being filmed for television in 1996. In a Variety review, Storm Reading was described as, “Pure theatrical magic…breathtaking. Likely to leave viewers irrevocably changed.” Storm Reading is based on the life experiences of Neil Marcus – a poet, humorist, philosopher, and, since the international tour of the play, a disability culture icon. Marcus lives with a neurological disorder called Dystonia, which impacts his ability to speak and control movement. His approach to life and disability is uniquely refreshing and progressive, and Storm Reading introduces audiences to his perspective on living one’s life as a truly bold and authentic journey. “Disability is an art,” stated Marcus. Marcus’ voice continues to resonate with people, especially in a time when being ‘different’ in any way continues to be challenging in our society. He is joined onstage by Matthew Ingersoll, who often voices for Neil and portrays a myriad of characters, and American Sign Language interpreter Kathryn Voice.

What Does the (Musical) Future Hold? Hosted by the Music Academy of the West • 5pm, Thu, March 25th • Register (free) https://tinyurl.com/53s5s8ej ¿Qué nos depara el futuro (musical)? Organizado por Music Academy of the West • 5pm, jueves, 25 de marzo • Regístrate (gratis) https://tinyurl.com/53s5s8ej Nurturing Know-how Panel: So You Want to Be a Childcare Provider: The SB Public Library will host this webinar to support local child caregivers and aspiring childcare providers • 6-7pm Thu, March 25th • Register (free) https://tinyurl.com/yeo5vqe2 Panel de conocimientos sobre la crianza: por lo que desea ser un proveedor de cuidado infantil: La biblioteca pública de SB organizará este seminario web para apoyar a los cuidadores de niños locales y los proveedores de cuidado infantil aspirantes • 6 a 7pm el jueves, 25 de marzo • Regístrate (gratis) en https://tinyurl.com/yeo5vqe2

MOVIES & THEATRE | CINE Y TEATRO SBIFF Family Film Fun - Enchanted: Follow Giselle as she is banished from the animated world and thrown into New York City in this week’s Family Fun Film, Enchanted! Access the free activity guide https://tinyurl.com/93ca2u86

Diversión cinematográfica familiar SBIFF - ¡Encantada!: Sigue a Giselle mientras es expulsada del mundo animado y arrojada a la ciudad de Nueva York en la película de diversión familiar de esta semana, ¡Encantada! Accede a la guía de actividades gratuita en https://tinyurl.com/93ca2u86

Lectura de tormenta: Transmitido por el Teatro Marjorie Luke, basado en las experiencias de vida de Neil Marcus • Disponible gratis hasta el 30 de abril en https://luketheatre.org PCPA Plays On! – Though their stages may be dark... PCPA Plays On! is sharing a variety of virtual programs for all ages • www.pcpa.org/PCPAPlaysOn/ PCPA Continúa! – Aunque sus escenarios esten oscuros ... ¡PCPA Continúa! está compartiendo una variedad de programas virtuales para todas las edades • www.pcpa.org/PCPAPlaysOn/ SBIFF Film Talk: An online series of screenings and discussions between SBIFF’s programmers and filmmakers. Each week a short film will be available

Santa Barbara City Council Meeting • 2pm Tu, March 30th. Learn more/attend https://tinyurl.com/yap8xgar

Revisión de la agenda de consentimiento de la Junta de Diseño de Vivienda Unifamiliar de la Ciudad de SB • 11am-12pm lunes, 29 de marzo. Conoce más / asiste de forma virtual https://tinyurl.com/y9q2ng9v

Reunión del Concejo Municipal de Santa Bárbara • 2pm martes, 30 de marzo. Conoce más / asiste de forma virtual https://tinyurl.com/yap8xgar

Revisión de la agenda de consentimiento de la Junta de Revisión de Arquitectura de la Ciudad de SB • 1-2pm lunes, 29 de marzo. Conoce más / asiste de forma virtual https://tinyurl.com/y8aauqma. City of SB Single Family Design Board Meeting • 3-7pm Mo, March 29th. Learn more/attend https://tinyurl.com/y9q2ng9v Reunión de la Junta de Diseño de Vivienda Unifamiliar de la Ciudad de SB • 3-7pm lunes, 29 de marzo. Conoce más / asiste de forma virtual https://tinyurl.com/y9q2ng9v

Charla de cine SBIFF: Una serie en línea de proyecciones y debates entre los programadores y cineastas de SBIFF. Cada

Storm Reading: Streamed by the Marjorie Luke Theatre, based on the life experiences of Neil Marcus • Available free through April 30th at https://luketheatre.org

City of SB Single Family Design Board consent agenda review • 11am-12pm Mo, March 29th. Learn more/attend https://tinyurl.com/y9q2ng9v

City of SB Architectural Board of Review consent agenda review • 1-2pm Mo, March 29th. Learn more/ attend https://tinyurl.com/y8aauqma

for viewing online, followed by a live virtual conversation on Thursdays at 6pm. To sign up for a talk or to watch past talks visit https://sbiff.org/filmtalk/

SB County Planning Commission Meeting • 9am We, March 31st. Agenda to be posted at https://tinyurl.com/uaywfsj6 Reunión de la Comisión de Planificación del Condado de SB • 9am miércoles, 31 de marzo. La agenda se publicará en https://tinyurl.com/uaywfsj6 City of SB Street Tree Advisory Committee Meeting • 8:30am Thu, April 1st. Learn more/attend https://tinyurl.com/4marsvd9 Reunión del Comité Asesor del Árbol de la Calle de la Ciudad de SB • 8:30am el jueves, 1 de abril. Conoce más / asiste de forma virtual https://tinyurl.com/4marsvd9 City of SB Planning Commission Meeting • 1-5pm Thu, April 1st. Learn more/attend https://tinyurl.com/y36987dv

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

Reunión de la Comisión de Planificación de la Ciudad de SB • 1-5pm jueves, 1 de abril. Conoce más / asiste de forma virtual https://tinyurl.com/y36987dv County of SB Planning and Development Department Special Problems Committee Meeting • 1:30pm Thu, April 1st. Agenda to be posted https://tinyurl.com/y6cm7nq4 Reunión del Comité de Problemas Especiales del Departamento de Planificación y Desarrollo del Condado de SB • 1:30pm jueves, 1 de abril. La agenda se publicará en https://tinyurl.com/y6cm7nq4 South Board of Architectural Review Meeting • 9am Fr, April 2nd. Agenda to be posted https://tinyurl.com/uaywfsj6 Reunión de la Junta Sur de Revisión de Arquitectura • viernes, 2 de abril a las 9am. La agenda se publicará en https://tinyurl.com/uaywfsj6 County of SB Agricultural Preserve Advisory Committee • 9am Fr, April 2nd. Agenda to be posted https://tinyurl.com/uaywfsj6 Comité Asesor de la Reserva Agrícola del Condado de SB • viernes, 2 de abril a las 9am. La agenda se publicará en https://tinyurl.com/uaywfsj6

March 26, 2021 semana, un cortometraje estará disponible en línea, seguido de una conversación virtual en vivo los jueves a las 6pm. Para inscribirte en una charla o ver charlas anteriores, visita https://sbiff.org/filmtalk/

MUSIC | MÚSICA Natalie Gelman Live at Santa Barbara Wine Collective • 3-6pm Thursdays and Saturdays • 131 Anacapa St., Ste C. Natalie Gelman en vivo en Santa Barbara Wine Collective • 3-6pm los jueves y sábados • 131 Anacapa St., Ste C. Opera SB Operation Eurydice: Opera Santa Barbara is offering free, live community music performances each week. Learn more and view upcoming performances near you at https://tinyurl.com/y85kbbuv. Opera SB Operación Eurídice: Opera Santa Barbara ofrece presentaciones de música comunitaria en vivo gratis cada semana. Obtén más información y ve las próximas presentaciones cerca de ti en https://tinyurl. com/y85kbbuv Luke Theatre’s Virtual Concert/Theatre Series: SB Singer/songwriter Mendeleyev; Resonance; Pianos at The Luke; Jackson Gillies in Concert & At Home • Free at www.luketheatre.org Serie de concierto/teatro virtuales del Teatro Luke: El Cantante y compositor de SB Mendeleyev; Resonancia; Pianos at The Luke; Jackson Gillies en Concierto. Gratis en www.luketheatre.org Lobero Theatre Live Streams: Support the Lobero by watching their offerings of virtual concerts including, John Kay, KT Tunstall, and Pianos on State. For tickets (Free-$15) visit www.lobero.org/series/live-streaming Transmisiones en vivo del Teatro Lobero: Apoya al Teatro Lobero para ver sus ofertas de conciertos virtuales, incluyendo John Kay, KT Tunstall y Pianos on State. Para boletos (Gratis-$15) visita www.lobero.org/series/live-streaming Nightly Met Opera Streams: Streams begin at 7:30pm EDT at www.metopera.org and are available for 20 hours. Transmisiones nocturnas de Met Opera: Las transmisiones comienzan a las 7:30pm EDT en www.metopera.org y están disponibles durante 20 horas. Roar & Pour: A series of live music, food, and drink offered weekly by The Granada, Opera Santa Barbara, and The Good Lion. Held at 6pm Thursdays outside the Good Lion/Granada Theatre. Roar & Pour: una serie de música en vivo, comida y bebidas ofrecida semanalmente por el Teatro Granada, Opera Santa Barbara y The Good Lion. Todos los jueves a las 6pm frente al Teatro Granada/ Good Lion.

OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE State Street Promenade Market: Located on the 900 & 1000 blocks of State St between Carrillo and Figueroa Sts • 3 to 7:30pm Thursdays • https://tinyurl.com/yx9v4pmd 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 Spooky Tours with Santa Barbara Ghost Tours: Professor Julie Ann Brown tours you through Downtown Santa Barbara sharing the stories of local resident ghosts • $35$150 • www.sbghosttour.com Recorridos espeluznantes con Santa Barbara Ghost Tours: La profesora Julie Ann Brown recorre el centro de Santa


Local News for a Global Village | www.VoiceSB.com Bárbara compartiendo las historias de los fantasmas residentes locales • $ 35-$150 • www.sbghosttour.com

Los participantes deben usar cubrebocas y registrarse con anticipación ($12) en www.mesabordancestudio.com/classes

The Gaviota Coast Conservancy- Hikes: Coal Oil Point Reserve and Devereux Slough, Baron Ranch, and Arroyo Hondo Preserve. https://tinyurl.com/y7rn6jyt


The Gaviota Coast ConservancyCaminatas: Coal Oil Point Reserve y Devereux Slough, Baron Ranch y Arroyo Hondo Preserve. https://tinyurl.com/y7rn6jyt 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

SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES SEEAG Live Online Auction: Supporting SEEAG’s Child Wellness Initiative • 5:306:30pm Thu, March 25th • Register ($15$50) • www.seeag.org/liveauction Subasta en línea de SEEAG en vivo: apoyo a la iniciativa de bienestar infantil de SEEAG • 5:30-6:30pm jueves, 25 de marzo • Regístrate ($15-$50) • www.seeag.org/liveauction Fill out SB’s County Recreation Master PlanRecreation Needs Survey • www.surveymonkey.com/r/sbcrecplan Completa la Encuesta sobre necesidades de recreación del Plan Maestro de Recreación del Condado de SB • www.surveymonkey.com/r/sbcrecplan Virtual Blood Drive sponsored by Santa Barbara County Museums & Cultural Arts Organizations • through March 26th • Sign up: https://tinyurl.com/ycowswwk Donación de sangre virtual patrocinada por los museos y organizaciones de artes culturales del condado de Santa Bárbara • hasta el 26 de marzo • Inscríbete: https://tinyurl.com/ycowswwk

Friday • viernes


DANCE | BAILE ME Sabor Dance Studio Class in the Park • salsa and bachata dance classes at the Oak Park Stage at 500 W. Alamar Ave. Mondays & Fridays. Participants must wear face masks; register in advance ($12) at www.mesabordancestudio.com/classes.

Pacific Pride Foundation PROUD Youth Group meets from 4:30-6:30pm every Fr via Zoom. RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/y7qs3qbf. Grupo juvenil ORGULLOSO de Pacific Pride Foundation se reúne de 4:30-6:30pm todos los viernes a través de Zoom. Reserva tu lugar en https://tinyurl.com/y7qs3qbf.

OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE Rancho La Patera & Stow House: Take a tour of the newly-opened Ranch Yard, drop off a donation, support the Museum Store, or enjoy the beautiful grounds of Rancho La Patera • 11am to 2pm weekends. www.goletahistory.org Rancho La Patera & Stow House: Haz un recorrido por el recientemente inaugurado Ranch Yard, deja una donación, apoya la tienda del museo o disfruta de los hermosos terrenos de Rancho La Patera los fines de 11am a 2pm los fines de semana. www.goletahistory.org

MUSIC | MÚSICA The Reserve live at Lucky Penny • 12-3pm Sa, March 27th • 127 Anacapa St. The Reserve en vivo en Lucky Penny • 123pm sábado, 27 de marzo • 127 Anacapa St.

SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES Art From Scrap Parking Lot Sale • 302 E Cota St. from 11am-2pm Saturdays. Venta de estacionamiento de Art From Scrap • 302 E Cota St. de 11 a 2pm los sábados. Natural History of Wine, Beer & Spirits: Entomology & Margerum Wine Company: The SB Museum of Natural History will host Margerum Wine Company owner and winemaker Doug Margerum for a live-streamed presentation and wine tasting • 5-6pm Sa, March 27th • Purchase tickets ($20-$500) https://tinyurl.com/yk4m8qnd. Historia natural del vino, la cerveza y las bebidas espirituosas: Entomología y Margerum Wine Company: El Museo de

BOX OFFICE OPEN 6:45-9:30pm Fr & Sa 6:50-8:30pm Su, We, Th • Radio Active @ 92.1 FM / Find Us On Facebook – Hi Way Drive In MOVIES LOMPOC – CLOSED • (805) 736-1558 / 736-0146 PARKS PLAZA – CLOSED • (805) 688-7434 All Screens Now Presented In Dolby Digital Projection and Dolby Digital Sound!


Venta de estacionamiento de Art From Scrap • 302 E Cota St. de 11 a 2pm los sábados.

Historia Natural SB recibirá al propietario y enólogo de Margerum Wine Company, Doug Margerum, para una presentación en vivo y una degustación de vinos • 5-6pm sábado, 27 de marzo • Compra boletos ($20-$500) en https://tinyurl.com/yk4m8qnd.

CHILDREN | NIÑOS Chaucer’s Books Virtual Author Discussion with Dori Edwards (and special guest) as she reads from her children’s book Monty’s Marvelous Adventures, about the SB Zoo’s very own Monty the penguin • 3:30pm Su, March 30th • Attend (free) https://tinyurl.com/2pnjtx4d Discusión virtual con el autor virtual de Chaucer’s Books con Dori Edwards (e invitada especial) mientras lee del libro para niños Monty’s Marvelous Adventures, sobre el propio Monty el pingüino del zoológico de SB • 3:30pm domingo, 30 de marzo • Asiste (gratis) https://tinyurl.com/2pnjtx4d

MUSIC | MÚSICA Party Proper Production at SB Wine Collective • 11am-2pm Sundays through April • 131 Anacapa St., Ste C. Party Proper Production en SB Wine Collective • De 11am a 2pm, los domingos hasta abril • 131 Anacapa St., Ste C. Concerts@Home: 10am Sundays, Camerata Pacifica streams music & interviews from their video library. View at https://cameratapacifica.org/concerts-at-home/# Conciertos en casa: a las 10am los domingos, Camerata Pacifica transmite música y entrevistas de su biblioteca de videos. Disfrútalo en https://cameratapacifica.org/concerts-at-home/#

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OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE Hike the Arroyo Hondo Preserve on Mondays & Wednesdays, 12:30 to 3pm and the first and third weekends of the month, Saturdays & Sundays from 10am to 12:30pm and 12:30pm to 3pm. Free • reservations required. No Pets. Reserve at: https://tinyurl.com/ya3pgxge 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 y se requieren reservaciones. No se permiten mascotas. Completa el formulario de reserva: https://tinyurl.com/ya3pgxge

SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES Ice in Paradise Virtual 5K: A virtual fundraiser for Ice in Paradise’s reopening between Mo, March 29th and April 4th. Register ($25 minimum donation) https://tinyurl.com/y4ujj4e4 Carrera de 5K virtual de Ice in Paradise: Un evento virtual para recaudar fondos para la reapertura de Ice in Paradise entre el lunes, 29 de marzo y el 4 de abril. Regístrate (donación mínima de $25) en https://tinyurl.com/y4ujj4e4 Zooper Heroes Month at The Santa Barbara Zoo: Come dressed as your favorite superhero and learn about conservation efforts and Zooper heroes. Schedule your visit https://tinyurl.com/5e8nxm47 Mes de los héroes Zooper en el zoológico de Santa Bárbara: Ven vestido como tu superhéroe favorito y aprende sobre los esfuerzos de conservación y los héroes Zooper. Programa tu visita en https://tinyurl.com/5e8nxm47

3.29.21 Tuesday • martes 3.30.21


Let’s Go To The M O V I E S HI-WAY DRIVE-IN, SANTA MARIA CLOSED MOS & TUS (805) 937-3515 TOM & JERRY–PG Starts @ 7:45pm WONDER WOMAN 1984–PG-13 General Admission $11.50 / Kids $8.50 / Seniors $8

Art From Scrap Parking Lot Sale • 302 E Cota St. from 11am-2pm Saturdays.

Saturday • sábado 3.27.21 Sunday • domingo 3.28.21

ME Sabor Dance Studio Clase de baile en el parque: clases de baile de salsa y bachata al aire libre en el escenario de Oak Park en 500 W. Alamar Ave. los lunes y viernes.

NORTH S.B. COUNTY THEATRES Movie Listings for 3/26/21-4/01/21

Art From Scrap Parking Lot Sales Start Saturday, March 27th

Chaucer’s Books Virtual Author Discussion with volcanologist Jess Phoenix discussing her new book, Ms. Adventure: My Wild Explorations in Science, Lava, and Life • 6:30pm Mo, March 29th • Attend (free) https://tinyurl.com/sk9x45mb Discusión virtual con el autor de Chaucer’s Books con el vulcanólogo Jess Phoenix hablando sobre su nuevo libro, Ms. Aventura: Mis exploraciones salvajes en ciencia, lava y la vida • 6:30pm lunes, 29 de marzo • Asiste (gratis)

CHILDREN | NIÑOS Egg Hunt Scavenger Hunt: Search Paseo Nuevo for Easter eggs holding tokens redeemable for a $50 gift card, through April 2nd. More information at: https://tinyurl.com/yrat5e2a Búsqueda de huevos de pascua: Busca huevos de Pascua en Paseo Nuevo con fichas para una tarjeta de regalo de $50, hasta el 2 de abril. Mas información en: https://tinyurl.com/yrat5e2a



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Wednesday • miércoles


CHILDREN | NIÑOS Self Portrait Collage: Hosted by Explore Ecology • 3-4pm We, March 31st • Register (free-$15) https://tinyurl.com/jed2dwa8 Collage de autorretrato: Organizado por Explore Ecology • 3-4pm miércoles, 31 de marzo • Regístrate (gratis-$15) en https://tinyurl.com/jed2dwa8 Children’s Art Classes through the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative at the Community Arts Workshop. 3:30 to 5pm Wednesdays through April 21st. Free for those that need it most. Register/questions: foundcre8@gmail.com or 805-895-1134.

Taller para familias | Galletas de mantequilla de flores y hierbas • MCASB •Gratis, regístrate en: https://tinyurl.com/nwbajm98 • sábado, 3 de abril a las 11am.

Q&A by SB Unified School District Superintendent Hilda Maldonado, followed by a Q&A • 9:30am Tu, March 30th • Register (free) https://tinyurl.com/dfsd5kvr Estado de nuestras escuelas: Presentación y sesión de preguntas y respuestas de la superintendente del Distrito Escolar Unificado SB Hilda Maldonado, seguida de una sesión de preguntas y respuestas • 9:30am martes, 30 de marzo • Regístrate (gratis) en https://tinyurl.com/dfsd5kvr Plan While You Can – Strategize Your Personal Property in Estate Planning: A free Lunch & Learn Workshop hosted by SB Museum of Natural History • 12-1pm Tu, March 30th • Register (free) https://tinyurl.com/4kvcakxz Planifica mientras puedes: establece estrategias para tu propiedad personal en la planificación patrimonial: Un Taller gratuito de almuerzo y aprendizaje organizado por Museo de Historia Natural de SB • 12-1pm martes, 30 de marzo • Regístrate (gratis) en https://tinyurl.com/4kvcakxz Getting Started with the Library’s Business Resources: The SB Public Library will host this virtual class on Size Up and Reference USA • 2-3pm Tu, March 30th • Register (free) https://tinyurl.com/sdnje4rs Introducción a los recursos comerciales de la biblioteca: La Biblioteca Pública de SB ofrecerá esta clase virtual sobre Size Up and Reference USA • 2-3pm martes, 30 de marzo • Regístrate (gratis) en https://tinyurl.com/sdnje4rs Virtual Spanish Conversation Group - Intermediate: Practice the Spanish language in a fun, relaxed, and natural way with the SB Public Library! • 4:30-5:30pm Tuesdays via Zoom. Register (free) https://tinyurl.com/99973s8d

Grupo virtual de conversación en español - intermedio: ¡Practica el idioma español de una manera divertida, relajada y natural con la Biblioteca Pública de SB! • 4:30-5:30pm los martes a través de Zoom. Regístrate (gratis) https://tinyurl.com/99973s8d What Is YOUR Santa Barbara? Community Asset Mapping: The SB Public Library invites you to learn about and participate in a community built asset map • 5:30-6:30pm Tu, March 30th • Register (free) https://tinyurl.com/5bzkv4k2 ¿Cuál es TU Santa Bárbara? Mapeo de activos comunitarios: La biblioteca pública de SB te invita a conocer y participar en un mapa de activos construido por la comunidad • 5:30-6:30pm martes, 30 de marzo • Regístrate (gratis) en https://tinyurl.com/5bzkv4k2

SBCC Stories: SBCC Theatre Arts Department is streaming three separate performances between We, March 31st and April 17th. Purchase tickets ($10 general/$5 senior, student, SBCC staff) at https://tinyurl.com/2ryrp334

Transition House Mad Hatter Fundraiser: Support Transition House’s programs for children via its online auction between Thu, April 1st to April 15th. www. transitionhouse.com/mad-hatter

Historias de SBCC: El Departamento de Artes Teatrales de SBCC está transmitiendo tres presentaciones separadas entre el miércoles, 31 de marzo y el 17 de abril. Compra boletos ($10 general / $5 personas mayores, estudiantes, personal de SBCC) en https://tinyurl.com/2ryrp334

Thursday • jueves



Taller solar: Ofrecido por Environmental Defense Center y Brighten Solar Co. • 121pm jueves, 1 de abril • Regístrate (gratis) en https://tinyurl.com/4pjr5u5d

Grupo de conversación virtual en inglés de la biblioteca pública de SB: para todos los estudiantes del idioma inglés • 4:30-5:30pm los miércoles. Regístrate (gratis) en https://tinyurl.com/yhlq7vkq Santa Barbara - An Uncommonplace American Town: The SB Historical Museum welcomes Sheila Lodge for this presentation on her new book • 5pm We, March 31st • Register (free) https://tinyurl.com/ypajzf8z Santa Bárbara: una ciudad estadounidense poco común: El Museo Histórico SB le da la bienvenida a Sheila Lodge para esta presentación de su nuevo libro • 5pm miércoles, 31 de marzo • Regístrate (gratis) en https://tinyurl.com/ypajzf8z

MOVIES & THEATRE | CINE Y TEATRO Sage to Stage Showcase: Join The Ojai Art Center Theater for this virtual performance • 7pm We, March 31st • $10 suggested donation, register https://tinyurl.com/9shy7cu8 Espectáculo del Sage to Stage: Únete al Teatro del Centro de Arte de Ojai para

Solar Workshop: Offered by Environmental Defense Center and Brighten Solar Co. • 121pm Thu, April 1st • Register (free) https://tinyurl.com/4pjr5u5d

The Art of Agnes Martin: Between the Lines of the Catalogue Raisonné: Join the SB Museum of Art for this free lecture presented by Tiffany Bell • 3pm Thu, April 1st • Register https://tinyurl.com/5bwkn3a2 El arte de Agnes Martin: entre las líneas del catálogo razonado: Únete al Museo de arte de SB para esta conferencia gratuita presentada por Tiffany Bell • 3pm jueves, 1 de abril • Regístrate en https://tinyurl.com/5bwkn3a2 Spring Weeds for Spring Health - Seasonal Herbalism: Hosted by the California Chapter of Herbal Medics • 5-6pm Thu, April 1st • Register https://tinyurl.com/89fsvk8p Malezas primaverales para la salud primaveral: herboristería estacional: Organizado por el Capítulo de Medicina Herbal de California • 5 a 6pm jueves, 1 de abril • Regístrate en https://tinyurl.com/89fsvk8p Indy Book Club: Hosted by the SB Public Library and the SB Independent • 6-7pm Thu, April 1st • Register (free) https://tinyurl.com/pbf6va78 Club de lectura Indy: Organizado por la Biblioteca Pública de SB y SB Independent • 6 a 7pm jueves, 1 de abril • Regístrate (gratis) en https://tinyurl.com/pbf6va78

MUSIC | MÚSICA The Riverside Duo Live at SB Wine Collective • 3-6pm Thu, April 1st • 131 Anacapa St.

Noontime at Home: Join Opera Santa Barbara for this free, weekly digital concert series at 12pm each Tu. Learn more and view at https://tinyurl.com/y76xkfdn

The Riverside Duo Live en SB Wine Collective • 3-6pm jueves, 1 de abril • 131 Anacapa St.

Mediodía en casa: Únete a Opera Santa Barbara para esta serie de conciertos digitales semanales gratuitos a las 12pm todos los martes. Obtén más información y disfruta en https://tinyurl.com/y76xkfdn

Celebrando el mes de la música en nuestras escuelas: Un video que destaca a los estudiantes de SB Youth Symphony y SB Junior High School • Publicado el martes, 30 de marzo • Disponible en State Street

la USC Jake Olson • jueves, 1 de abril a las 7pm • Regístrate (gratis) en https://tinyurl.com/pbjbwp6u



Celebrating Music In Our Schools Month: A video highlighting the SB Youth Symphony and SB Junior High School’s students • Released Tu, March 30th • Available at State Street Ballet YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.

esta presentación virtual • 7pm miércoles, 31 de marzo • Donación sugerida de $10, regístrate en https://tinyurl.com/9shy7cu8

Las clases de arte para niños a través de Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative en el Community Arts Workshop. Miércoles, de 3:30 a 5pm hasta el 21 de abril. Gratis para quienes más lo necesitan. Regístrate o haz preguntas, en foundcre8@gmail.com o llamando al 805-895-1134.

The SB Public Library Virtual English Conversation Group: for all English language learners • 4:30-5:30pm Wednesdays. Register (free) at https://tinyurl.com/yhlq7vkq Family Friendly Workshop | Flower & Herb Shortbread Cookies • MCASB • Free, Register at: https://tinyurl.com/nwbajm98 • 11am Sat, April 3.

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BIG Little Heroes Event: The Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation will be hosting this year’s Little Heroes fundraiser virtually, featuring guest speakers radio host Brian Phelps and USC football player Jake Olson • 7pm Thu, April 1st • Register (free) https:// tinyurl.com/pbjbwp6u Evento de Grandes pequeños héroes: Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation organizará Pequeños Héroes, el evento virtual de este año para recaudar fondos, con locutores invitados, el presentador de radio Brian Phelps y el jugador de fútbol americano de

Evento para recaudar fondos de Transition House: Apoya los programas de Transition House para niños a través de su subasta en línea entre el jueves, 1 de abril y el 15 de abril. www.transitionhouse.com/mad-hatter

Friday • viernes


MOVIES & THEATRE | CINE Y TEATRO BIPOC Reading Series Festival: The UCSB Department of Theater and Dance will host virtual readings of 6 new plays by National New Play Network Affiliated Artists featuring UCSB students, faculty and professional guest artists in this two day festival • Readings held at 12, 3, and 6pm on both Fr, April 2nd and Sa, April 3rd • Attend (free) https://tinyurl.com/f7852ks Festival de la Serie de Lectura BIPOC: El Departamento de Teatro y Danza de UCSB ofrecerá lecturas virtuales de seis nuevas obras de artistas afiliados a National New Play Network con estudiantes, profesores y artistas invitados profesionales de UCSB en este festival de dos días • Lecturas realizadas a las 12, 3 y 6pm el viernes, 2 de abril y el sábado, 3 de abril • Asiste (gratis) en https://tinyurl.com/f7852ks

MUSIC | MÚSICA First Fridays at Four Concerts: The Santa Maria Philharmonic Society releases free, recorded concerts the first Fr of each month on its YouTube channel. View this month’s performance at https://tinyurl.com/y8vh5k8r Primeros viernes en cuatro conciertos: La Sociedad Filarmónica de Santa María lanza conciertos grabados y gratuitos el primer viernes de cada mes en su canal de YouTube. Ve el rendimiento de este mes en https://tinyurl.com/y8vh5k8r

Saturday • sábado


LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES Family Friendly Workshop | Flower & Herb Shortbread Cookies • MCASB • Free, Register at: https://tinyurl.com/nwbajm98 • 11am Sat, April 3. Taller para familias | Galletas de mantequilla de flores y hierbas • MCASB • Gratis, regístrate en: https://tinyurl.com/ nwbajm98 • sábado, 3 de abril a las 11am Returning Volunteers: Thomas Fire Recovery Training: The SB Botanic Garden invites returning volunteer community scientists • 9-10am Sa, April 3rd • Register (free) https://tinyurl.com/ysxjcdzt Voluntarios que regresan: Entrenamiento de recuperación del Incendio Thomas: El Jardín Botánico SB invita a científicos comunitarios voluntarios que regresan • sábado, 3 de abril de 9 a 10am • Regístrate (gratis) en https://tinyurl.com/ysxjcdzt Memoir to Poem: The Poetry of a Place Virtual Workshop: Join SBPL and previous City of Santa Barbara Poet Laureate Sojourner Kincaid for this free workshop • 10am-12pm Sa, April 3rd • Register https://tinyurl.com/427eanye Memoria a poema: La poesía de un lugar - Taller virtual: Únete a SBPL y al anterior Poeta Laureado de la Ciudad de Santa

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2021 SBIFF Special Events Schedule Opening Night Film - Invisible Valley • 8pm Wednesday, March 31st • Available online and at both drive-in theaters. Maltin Modern Master Award - Bill Murray • 6pm Friday, April 2nd • Live-streamed. Producers Panel • 11am Saturday, April 3rd • Live-streamed. Writers Panel • 2pm Saturday, April 3rd • Live-streamed. Virtuosos Award - Riz Ahmed , Maria Bakalova, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Andra Day, Sidney Flanigan, Vanessa Kirby, Tahar Rahim, and Zendaya • 6pm Saturday, April 3rd • Live-streamed. Cinema Vanguard Award - Carey Mulligan • 2pm Monday, April 5th • Live-streamed. Variety Artisans Award - Alan Baumgarten, Nicolas Becker, Alexandra Byrne, Sean Faden, Donald Graham Burt and Jan Pascale, Mia Neal, Leslie Odom, Jr., Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, and Joshua James Richards • 6pm Monday, April 5th • Live-streamed. Outstanding Directors of the Year Award - Chloé Zhao (Nomadland), David Fincher (Mank), Lee Isaac Chung (Minari), and Thomas Vinterberg (Another Round) • 6pm Tuesday, April 6th • Live-streamed. Outstanding Performer of the Year Award - Sacha Baron Cohen • 6pm Wednesday, April 7th • Live-streamed. Women’s Panel • 2pm Thursday, April 8th • Live-streamed. American Riviera Award - Delroy Lindo • 6pm Thursday, April 8th • Live-streamed. Montecito Award - Amanda Seyfried • 6pm Friday, April 9th • Livestreamed. Closing Night Film Santa Barbara Closing Night Shorts • 8pm Saturday, April 10th • Available online and at both drive-in theatres. For a complete list of films, the screening schedule, and to purchase tickets for online streaming or drive-in theatres, visit www.sbiff.org

Bárbara Sojourner Kincaid para este taller gratuito • 10am-12pm sábado, 3 de abril • Regístrate https://tinyurl.com/427eanye

MUSIC | MÚSICA How Can We Keep From Singing? Free virtual performance by the Santa Barbara Choral Society • 5-5:30pm Saturday, April 3rd • Premiere via the SBCS YouTube channel. RSVP https://tinyurl.com/f42n3xrj. ¿Cómo podemos evitar cantar? Presentación virtual gratuita de la Sociedad Coral de Santa Bárbara • 5-5:30pm sábado, 3 de abril • Estreno a través del canal de YouTube de SBCS. Reserva tu lugar en https://tinyurl.com/f42n3xrj.


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Directors Chloé Zhao, David Fincher, Lee Isaac Chung, and Thomas Vinterberg To Be Honored By SBIFF


NCLUSIVITY AND A BROADER VISION OF DIRECTION has been a highlight of this awards season and the Santa Barbara International Film Festival has followed that thread with the announcement of their honorees for the Outstanding Directors of the Year Award, sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter. SBIFF’s honor was created to recognize a select group of directors who have pushed the boundaries in their storytelling and created films that showcase the art of filmmaking at its best and they’re on track for just that! Chloé Zhao (Nomadland), David Fincher (Mank), Lee Isaac Chung (Minari), and Thomas Vinterberg (Another Round) will receive awards and discuss their work on Tuesday, April 6th at 6pm PST in a livestreamed event. The tribute will be moderated by The Hollywood Reporter’s longtime awards columnist and host of its popular Awards Chatter podcast, as well as a professor at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Scott Feinberg. “In this past difficult year, these four exemplary storytellers showed us ways to dream and reevaluate our perception of the world at large. They’re all rewriting cinema history, and lucky for us to get to hear them converse with one another,” commented Roger Durling, SBIFF’s Executive Director. Chloé Zhao is a Chinese writer, director, editor, and producer. She was born in Beijing, and raised there and in Brighten, England. After moving to the US, she studied Political Science at Mount Holyoke College and Film Production at NYU. Her feature debut Songs My Brothers Taught Me premiered at 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for Best First Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards. Her second feature, The Rider, premiered at Directors Fortnight at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and was awarded the Art Cinema Award as well as Best Feature Film at the 2018 Gotham Awards. Her most recent film Nomadland premiered at the 2020 Venice Film Festival and was awarded the Golden Lion. Zhao went on to win the Golden Globe award for Best Director in addition to the film winning for Best Picture - Drama and recently received four Oscar nominations, including Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Editing, and Best Picture. Zhao wrote and directed Marvel Studios’ Eternals, which is expected to release November 5th, 2021. David Fincher directs movies, commercials, and music videos. He hopes that people like them, but if they don’t, it is not for lack of effort. Lee Isaac Chung grew up in Lincoln, Arkansas, on a small farm in the Ozark Mountains. He is an award-winning writer and director. His first feature film was the Rwandan family drama Munyurangabo, which premiered at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival to great acclaim. His other feature films are Lucky Life and Abigail Harm. He received his BA in Biology at Yale University and his MFA in Film Studies at the University of Utah. He was awarded a USA Artist Ford Fellowship in 2012 for his work. Thomas Vinterberg is one of Denmark’s most important, awardwinning, and internationally celebrated directors. His latest effort was the large-scale, international drama Kursk (2019), about the Russian submarine

SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES Easter Weekend Picnic: Picnic and explore Ganna Walska Lotusland • Morning arrival times are 9:15, 9:30, 9:45am, afternoon are 1:15, 1:30, 1:45am • Registration required ($40 members, $60 non-members) https://tinyurl.com/95pk4w6m Picnic de fin de semana de Pascua: Haz un picnic y explora Ganna Walska Lotusland • El horario de llegada por la mañana es a las 9:15, 9:30, 9:45am, por la tarde 1:15, 1:30, 1:45am • Se requiere registro ($40 miembros, $60 no miembros) https://tinyurl.com/95pk4w6m

Sunday • domingo

tragedy in the year 2000. Another recent success of his, The Commune (2016), was selected for the main competition at the Berlin Film Festival and netted Trine Dyrholm, a Silver Bear for Best Actress. In 2012, Vinterberg won worldwide acclaim for his Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated drama The Hunt (2013), which also won Mads Mikkelsen the Award for Best Actor at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Other notable works include the adaptation of the Thomas Hardy novel Far from the Madding Crowd (2015); Dear Wendy (2005); and It’s All About Love (2003). Vinterberg got his international breakthrough in 1998 with Festen – the world’s first Dogme 95-film, which received several international awards, including the Cannes Jury Prize. Vinterberg made his feature debut with The Biggest Heroes (1996), after graduating from the National Film School of Denmark in 1993. The 36th Santa Barbara International Film Festival, presented by UGG, will take place March 31st through April 10th, 2021 online and at two free oceanfront drive-in theatres. The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts and educational organization dedicated to discovering and showcasing the best in independent and international cinema. Over the past 34 years, SBIFF has become one of the leading film festivals in the United States – attracting 95,000 attendees and offering eleven days of 200+ films, tributes, and symposiums, fulfilling their mission to engage, enrich, and inspire the Santa Barbara community through film. SBIFF continues its commitment to education and the community throughout many free educational programs and events. In 2016, SBIFF entered a new era with the acquisition of the historic and beloved Riviera Theatre. After a capital campaign and renovation, the theatre is now SBIFF’s new state-ofthe-art, year-round home, showing new international and independent films every day. In 2019, SBIFF opened its own Education Center in downtown Santa Barbara on State Street to serve as a home for its many educational programs and a place for creativity and learning. More information, festival passes, and tickets are available at www.sbiff.org


MUSIC | MÚSICA TÉKA – New Bossa / Jazz Live at Lucky Penny • 12-3pm Su, April 4th • 127 Anacapa St. TÉKA – New Bossa / Jazz en vivo en Lucky Penny • 12-3pm domingo, 4 de abril • 127 Anacapa St. Concerts@Home: 10am Sundays, Camerata Pacifica streams music & interviews from their video library. View at https://cameratapacifica.org/concerts-at-home/# Conciertos en casa: a las 10am los domingos, Camerata Pacifica transmite música y entrevistas de su biblioteca de videos. Disfrútalo en https://cameratapacifica.org/concerts-at-home/#

The 36th Santa Barbara International Film Festival, presented by UGG, takes place March 31st through April 10th. For information, festival passes, and tickets visit www.sbiff.org


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March 26, 2021

Santa Barbara International Film Festival Opening Night Film

The World-Wide Premiere of Invisible Valley By Robert F. Adams / Special to VOICE


Screen capture from Zoom interview

UMBLED ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT CLASS DIVISIONS INSPIRE THE NARRATIVE of Aaron Maurer’s film Invisible Valley, which will be the Opening Night movie for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Wednesday March 31st, a first ever virtual event. An example of sturdy storytelling, the feature documentary looks searchingly at the great divide between rich and poor and is set within the Coachella Valley in the eastern, lower desert region of California. Divided into seasons, which become chapter headings, this is essentially a straight-forward social justice film offering a sympathetic view toward migrant workers. One scene indicates the wealth disparity with one of the main subjects running out of gas, which they can barely afford, deep with the grapefruit orchards. The documentary explores the roaming underbelly of seasonal workers, akin to this year’s documentary-like narrative film Nomadland, from Chloé Zhao. Home is where the work is, and lives are lived in rental mobile homes or basic apartments. The rootlessness and untethering of the American dream are pointedly illustrated in most of the scenes. The film hovers just above hopeless with shorter interludes of environmental examination of the rapidly toxifying Salton Sea and a few recurring shots of tent encampments. The people the filmmakers meet include waitresses, a special artist who engages with the larger community, nuns, house cleaners, country club workers, music festival cleaners, fruit pickers, and those forced to live inside their older cars. There is even a focus on furniture dealers that give away discarded sofas, kitchenware, and wooden tables. The film helps to dispel the myth that the low desert is only a playground. The story chooses not to focus on Director Aaron Maurer crime, or degraded homelessness, but looks straight at the families that raise their children surrounded by signals of struggle. The juxtaposition is jarring, especially seeing so many of the golf course resort houses unoccupied for at least half the year. The reach of the documentary questions the ethics and environmental wisdom of holding so many empty houses behind security cameras and formidable gates. There are universal applications to this story offering a serious look at the facades of the American Dream. Director Aaron Maurer, who has emerged from an art background into the film industry, has taken his crew and cameras to the corners of a rural world populated with luxurious golf course estates on one side, contrasted with rundown urban centers and agricultural fields on the other.

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Invisible Valley focuses on a few households of migrant workers and along the way explores their real world. In a one-on-one interview with the director, he mentioned, “When we embarked on the project in 2017, it was important to my producer and I to focus on the humanity versus vilifying someone or something. Often issues in documentaries are politicized, and we wanted to point out that everyone is trying their best….We were interested in the gray area here, not black and white. And we did not have an agenda.” The film is visually punctuated by up in the sky downward direct shots that illustrate the barrenness or opulent golf fairway compositions. Director Maurer stated, “The drone shots of the landscapes told the story, and we mostly shot in the eastern part of the valley, in Mecca and Thermal.” Intermittently, the looming landforms show off the background colors and shadows of the surrounding foothill ranges which provide a visually arresting backdrop. The feeling is that nature is omnipresent, almost like a stage set with the people below who struggle and toil. The film also explores the famed Coachella Music Festival and the annually-arriving quirky audiences, a contrastingly carefree event. Those scenes are immediately followed “The film helps to by those that clean up the mess left behind, showing the temporary help working to clear fields of trash, dispel the myth that often demarked by racial lines. The bands play while the low desert is only a the working men and women toil demonstrably harder to bring a minimum amount of food to their playground. The story families. chooses not to focus The director reflected, “we slowly were able to gain the trust of the people we filmed, and their generosity on crime, or degraded and graciousness was evident, always offering us a homelessness, but meal and water when we visited their homes.” The film also takes a turn to examine the looks straight at the increasing toxicity of the Salton Sea shoreline. Dead families that raise their fish and evaporating waters are shown, murky with pesticide-laden runoff which includes hazardous children surrounded amounts of DDT and nitrates. This overabundance by signals of struggle. of fertilizers from agricultural operations and golf courses drains into the recreational water The juxtaposition is body, creating health problems shared among the communities near the sea. The decay of 21st jarring especially seeing Century opulence is illustrated by the bleakness of so many of the golf the shoreline. Almost a different story line, the film broadens the scope to not only look at the plight of course resort houses the workers, but the steady march of environmental unoccupied for at least hazards that end up in this low spot of the desert. With all the footage, the director took “over a year half the year.” to edit the material, so we could have a stripped down, focused film. After that we color balanced the footage in post-production and integrated the music.” The cinematography is richly composed with all the magnificent colors of the desert light and mountains, and in the final footage, beauty is never far away. The soundtrack for the film is wholly original, from the compositional efforts of the producer, Zach McMillan. According to Maurer, “the score was softly mixed into the sound background and influenced by science fiction scores, to the give our film a unique, unexpected character.” But most importantly, the story delves in the mundane rigors of life on the ground for many and what emerges is a contemplative poem of the gloomy existence for the shadowy figures that do all the heavy lifting for a spoiled wealthy class. This examination of conditions is a boggling tale of contrasts and the humanity of the workers are elevated, a worthy opening night film for the festival’s launching point. Robert F. Adams, a Santa Barbara landscape architect, is a graduate of UCLA’s School of Theatre and Film, as well as Cal Poly. He has served on the film selection committees for the Aspen Film Fest and the SB International Film Festival. Email him at robert@earthknower.com.

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Celebrity tributes, panel discussions and over 100 films, all from home. GET YOUR PASS & TICKETS AT SBIFF.ORG And stay tuned for signing up for our FREE Drive-In Theatres



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March 26, 2021

Palminteri’s Community VOICE John Palminteri

There’s So Much Happening...

Oh, The Magic!

So sad to hear the MAGIC CASTLE CABARET will not be reopening! I had literally never seen magic! Through the MCC we got to see the best of the best! Milt and Arlene are looking for a buyer! Someone buy this amazing private, fancy, ornate Cabaret!

Go Gauchos!

The Big West champion UC Santa Barbara GAUCHOS need “U“ and your support this Saturday (March 20) in the NCAA championship tournament. 1st game vs. Creighton.

Local Vance Robinson Featured on GMA

A HOME RUN MESSAGE about Inclusion Body Myositis from Goleta’s Vance Robinson on the Good Morning America Living Brightly feature. Look at his amazing and ongoing first pitch effort! I also did a story with him in May of 2019 at UC Santa Barbara. https://tinyurl.com/ycbjwzfa

Carpinteria Economy

Carpinteria uses local ideas to launch a COVID STIMULUS RELIEF that will help with a solid comeback. The State of the City addresses efforts to help businesses stay open, budget concerns, and community programs for students.

CONCERNED ABOUT BIKE ROUTES? Special zoom meetings for public comments took place this week specifically for the Santa Barbara Westside portion and the Gillespie portion of this project. Street sign notifications are up throughout the area. Find proposed bike path plans at: https://tinyurl.com/3vchmmw4


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Anniversary Grants Awarded by Montecito Bank & Trust By Jamie Perez, Montecito Bank & Trust


OCAL NONPROFIT REPRESENTATIVES joined Montecito Bank & Trust associates for a twist on the bank’s annual Anniversary Grants reception last week, as the 29th Anniversary Grants event was held virtually for the second year in a row. “There is no better way to start our anniversary celebration than by recognizing our associates – the heart Jerry Parent and Michael Towbes, Montecito Bank & Trust Founders, in an earlier year of our bank,” shared Chairman & CEO Janet Garufis. “Even in the midst of a global pandemic, they found ways to volunteer more than 5,000 hours in 2020 serving on boards, teaching financial literacy, and helping nonprofit organizations that have provided critical support to the basic needs of our community during this time. I am so proud! Today, we not only celebrate them, we also celebrate the incredible nonprofits that they have handselected for this special anniversary tradition.” Montecito Bank & Trust associates shared their personal connections to the nonprofit recipients, and lively chatroom banter persisted throughout the event, congratulating and thanking the nonprofits, cheering on fellow associates, and providing a chance for all to reconnect. Late founder, Michael Towbes, created Montecito Bank & Trust’s Anniversary Grants program in 1993 to celebrate the Bank’s anniversary by giving back. He wanted bank associates to have a Jerry Parent, one of the say in the direction of the Bank’s corporate giving and to celebrate Founders of MB&T the exceptional volunteer service they give back to Central Coast communities. All Anniversary Grants recipients were handselected by bank associates after they campaigned, rallied, and voted for the organizations that mean so much to them. Nonprofit recipients received a check for $2,000 and a short promotional video showcasing each organization’s extraordinary work. For the second year, the Jerry Parent Anniversary Grants Legacy Award was presented to an organization that made a significant and sustainable impact on our community. This year, Family Service Agency was recognized and is to be congratulated. As well, the community is encouraged to join the MB&T Team in celebrating all the 2021 President & Chief Operating Officer Anniversary Grants recipients, including: George Leis

Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Santa Barbara County Foodbank of Santa Barbara Hillside House Rich at Heart Salvation Army/Santa Barbara Corps Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society/Dog Adoption Welfare Group (DAWG) Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program Solid Foundations The Grace Fisher Foundation To watch a video of each Anniversary Grant promotional video, visit www.montecito.bank/AnniversaryGrants Montecito Bank & Trust is the oldest and largest locally owned community bank in the Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Founded in 1975, the bank celebrated its 46th anniversary on March 17, 2021 and operates 11 branch offices in Santa Barbara, Goleta, Solvang, Montecito, Carpinteria, Ventura, Camarillo and Westlake Village. Montecito Bank & Trust has a history of unwavering corporate philanthropy in the local communities it serves, annually donating $1.5 million dollars and volunteering over 5,000 hours to nonprofit organizations in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. The bank offers a variety of competitive deposit and lending solutions for businesses and consumers, including business loans and lines of credit; commercial real estate finance; SBA loans; mortgage loans, consumer loans; credit cards; merchant services; and online services, including mobile banking and cash management. Its Wealth Management Division provides comprehensive trust services and full investment management for all branch office markets. The Bank has earned 21 Best Bank awards in the last 8 years, in addition to numerous accolades for Best Mortgage and Best Financial Services Company in Santa Barbara, Best Investment Company in Santa Ynez Valley and the #1 Best Bank to Work For in California (American Banker Magazine). Chairman & CEO Janet Garufis



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March 26, 2021

Flags Fly, Museums Re-opening... It’s Spring


By Sigrid Toye, Special to VOICE

ANDERING ALONG THE HARBOR BREAKWATER THIS BEAUTIFUL FIRST WEEKEND OF SPRING, I found myself stopping at the pole flying the MOXI flag. The formal name of the museum is the Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation; it was especially designed for children. Why not, I thought to myself, take this opportunity to follow up on my promise to write more about some of the amazing non-profits that have chosen to participate in the Flag Project at the Breakwater? As the MOXI flag is the newest addition to this year’s array, this is the perfect time to talk about that imaginatively designed building with a special entrance for kids located on lower State Street. The breakwater flag, which bears the museum’s logo of white, gray, and a dot of bright orange, is as clear as the museum’s stated mission, to ignite learning through interactive experiences in science and creativity. Over two decades ago, a group of dedicated community volunteers envisioned having a location in Santa Barbara to provide the opportunity for children to learn outside of the traditional classroom environment: a hands-on destination for curious minds of all ages to explore and discover new things about the world by asking questions and finding answers while having lots of really good fun! As we know, it’s not a coincidence that the City of Santa Barbara retains its historic ambiance through strict architectural guidelines, especially in the city’s center. Nonetheless, in 2013 after a few stops and starts, the city made it possible for the persistent volunteers to construct their vision on a plot of unused land located in a popular spot near the intersection of lower State Street and Cabrillo Boulevard, very near the entrance to Stearns Wharf. MOXI and the City of Santa Barbara now have a 50 year guaranteed lease agreement ensuring that the museum will have a perfectly positioned home for years to come. The Barry Berkus designed structure celebrated its official Opening Day on February 25th, 2017. Its existence is a testament

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Salvation Army 4849 Hollister Ave. Cada martes, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm Cada miércoles 1pm-4pm & 5:30pm-7pm

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HERE WERE SEVERAL GOOD REASONS for passing the American Rescue Plan (ARP). Firstly, it abolishes, once-and-for-all, the Reagan-era myth that ‘government is the problem.’ With the thinnest of Democratic majorities, the Biden administration is getting things done; from speeding up vaccine deliveries, to expanding Obamacare coverage, to requiring masks on interstate and international travel, and re-joining the Paris Accord on climate change—all this enabling a speedier economic recovery. It benefits so many Americans—more than 60 percent, according to economist Steven Rattner on Morning Joe, in comparing the American Rescue Plan to Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that transferred $1.9 trillion in tax cuts to the wealthiest ten percent of income earners with none of it supporting public spending, whereas the $1.75 trillion in spending from the ARP will benefit programs for more than 60 percent of Americans. This will include the poorest among us, including minorities and immigrants, according to the PEW Research Center’s latest survey. About six-in-ten White (60 percent) and Asian adults (58 percent) currently say their personal financial situation is in excellent or good shape. In contrast, a majority of Black (66 percent) and Hispanic (59 percent) Americans say their finances are in only fair or poor shape. The Congressional Budget Office has said that it could take five years for employment to reach prior pandemic levels without the American Rescue Plan. The ARP’s main objective is to put people back to work as soon as possible, according to Fed Chairperson Janet Yellen. “I think we should want a rapid recovery,” she said in a recent PBS Newshour interview. “We have a large number of workers who are long-term unemployed, and we have to make sure they’re not scarred to the point where this pandemic has a permanent impact on their lives.” And speaking of the latest strong unemployment report that created 379,000 more payroll jobs, “at that pace it would take us more than two years to get to full employment,” Yellen said in the same interview. The “real” unemployment rate, after factoring in four million who dropped out of the labor force after losing their jobs, was more like ten percent.

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“Income differences are particularly pronounced, with a gap of 60 percentage points between the shares of upper-income (86 percent) and lower-income (26 percent) adults who rate their financial situation as excellent or good,” said the PEW report. “About six-in-ten adults with middle incomes (58 percent) say their finances are in excellent or good shape.” The ARP should also boost consumer sentiment now at a six-month low in the U. of Michigan February sentiment survey, with the entire loss concentrated in the Expectation Index and among households with incomes below $75,000 (the income brackets targeted by the government cash payouts), as I said recently. “Households with incomes in the bottom third reported significant setbacks in their current finances, with fewer of these households mentioning recent income gains than anytime since 2014,” said the U. Michigan survey. Need we say more? This is why the American Rescue Plan is so popular with a 76 percent approval rating per the latest Politico survey. Harlan Green © 2021 Follow Harlan Green on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarlanGreen Harlan Green has been the 16-year Editor-Publisher of PopularEconomics.com, a weekly syndicated financial wire service. He writes a Popular Economics Weekly Blog. He is an economic forecaster and teacher of real estate finance with 30-years experience as a banker and mortgage broker. To reach Harlan call (805)452-7696 or email editor@populareconomics.com.

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those same Appalachians north in the highlands of western North Carolina. Another In Their Own Way poem captured with an eerie familiarity. The severe Old Testament rendered southern birthed us both— Job’s Daughter I do not skulk from God. He has no eye for me only for my father—tall and brown hands that raise me over his head.

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The Poetry and Prose of Chella Courington Like a canopy of darkness they shadow the ground for miles . . . —from Blackbirds By Richard Jarrette / Special to VOICE


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RITERS HAVE SPIRITUAL FAMILY TREES, thus Chella Courington’s grandparents are William Faulkner and Carson McCullers, her parents Anne Sexton and Jim Harrison. “My god, you sound like Harrison,” I blurted at her reading. She was happy, declared he was indeed people. I knew I would be following her work from that moment, thrilled now to uplift another under-sung and under-published voice great in our midst. She carries the torch of the Southern Gothic and mythic, passed to her at the tip of the Appalachians as they extend their old Chella Courington bones into northern Alabama. She hid under the covers and read by flashlight, later earned her Ph.D in literature at the University of South Carolina studying with James Dickey, “who sees the spirit behind the veil of hardship.” She became a highly regarded teacher at Santa Barbara City College, wrote scholarly papers on Virginia Woolf, to whom she has been compared, published chapbooks of poetry, short stories, and a much praised novella, Adele and Tom: The Portrait of a Marriage. At her website, you can hear the honeyed Alabama voice recite and then read her poems, yourself listening. From her chapbook, In Their Own Way (2016)—

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T.S. Eliot’s The Hollow Men “and felt kinship in a land I couldn’t forsake or embrace.” Studying with James Dickey sealed her on the path of poetry and lyric prose. Also from In Their Own Way— The Pond Heron The dead don’t write but my cousin’s letter arrives three days

Hurling insults like thunderbolts, God calls him harelip, mooncalf. Father hides seven days under the bellies of sheep. With a dulled razor, God sheers their backs slowly before burning them. He forces the camel to sit on the cold earth, head down, and gives father a white flint knife. Slice the thorax, He bellows. Father turns away—not a butcher. The camel lives two hours. My father crawls inside the camel’s skin and closes it over him. Flesh still warm.

after he’s blown away by some kid in his own platoon. Maybe another Georgia boy who’s never been so far from home

Another mythic setting appears in her chapbook, Was It More Than A Kiss. I can’t resist citing a mere fragment of the fertile poem, dark, deeply comic, ever so southern—

so scared he shoots at anything moving in shadows. The letter feels light for my cousin’s voice.

from Eurydice . . . I have not lived yearning for him. I’m fine.

He speaks of sheer petals rising out of muddy fields

Courington has been widely anthologized and praised, visit her website to delight and purchase chapbooks and novella—https://chellacourington. net. I’m a diehard fan.

spreading before the sun. Of a copper heron in shallow water who dips his black-tipped beak to spear his prey.

Richard Jarrette is author of Beso the Donkey (2010), A Hundred Million Years of Nectar Dances (2015), The Beatitudes of Ekaterina (2017), The Pond (2019), and Strange Antlers (Free Verse Editions, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, Fall 2021).

Poets find one another, often discovering strange kinships. Surely one of the reasons her Alabama caught my ear is that my people are from

At the Maximum Security Prison for Men (Columbia, South Carolina) Students come to me from solitary confinement concrete oven set on high— they come to me a young woman from the University who wants to talk about Paradise Lost. They want to talk too. Tony says when he broke in, he spotted a dog and shot a man. Thought the house was empty. Billy Ray says he just needed money from the girl at the ATM. My hand shook and the trigger went off. They know why Milton’s God clips Satan’s wings and kicks him out of heaven. The man can’t take much lip. Just like my own daddy knocking me three ways into Sunday when I say no to him. Knuckles kneading my cheek blue till I cry stop. The students ask if Satan’s the hero. And I wonder. Did he endure that heavy hand one too many times? Punched and mauled like a yard animal taken behind the barn left in darkness to find his way back. Courington writes, “I was grown in North Alabama in the 1960’s. The soil was sweet and Sand Mountain vibrant green. But living there during the Jim Crow era and even now was tough. People are loyal to the soil and their family but little else beyond the county line. As much as I loved my kindred, friends, and the ground that grew me, I wanted always to escape. Writing and reading saved and nourished me. Without William Faulkner and Carson McCullers, I had nobody to lead me through the darkness. He showed me how to see what race and class meant among desolate folk while she taught me to live and love the lonely life.” She was lucky with a good eighth grade teacher who introduced her to Edna St. Vincent Millay and “her sad, beautiful sonnets of music and heartache.” In the eleventh grade Chella met

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John Wullbrandt | 2021

Sunset on La Granada Mountain, 30x40” by John Wullbrandt

Santa Barbara Fine Art 1321 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

February 20 - April 27 Exhibit also online: www.santabarbarafineart.com

Remember the anticipation as we entered the theater? Once inside, we walked down into a fantasized Spanish courtyard, part real and part painted. Enveloped by the handsome architecture, we settled in. Soon the lights gradually dimmed and the illusion of a sunset faded to night. “Stars” appeared in the sky... This is a magical Santa Barbara.

Arlington Afternoon, 40x26” acrylic on canvas by John Wullbrandt

Santa Barbara Fine Art | 1321 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 | Gallery: 1-805-845-4270 | Mobile: 1-415-786-3765 Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12pm - 5pm; Saturday 11am - 5pm; Sunday 12pm - 4pm; Closed Wednesday.



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Celebrating Santa Barbara Museums, Artists, & Art Destinations GALLERIES • STUDIOS • MUSEUMS • PUBLIC PLACES

www.sbthp.org/presidio • 805-965-0093


ELVERHØJ MUSEUM • 805-6861211 • www.elverhoj.org

Marcia Burtt Gallery 517 Laguna St., Santa Barbara

GALLERY 113: SB Art Assn & Marie Arnold: California Abstract Landscapes • 1114 State St, #8, La Arcada Ct • 805-965-6611 • 2-5 daily • www.gallery113sb. com

805 962-5588 www.artlacuna.com

GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: Color & Light: Neil Andersson & Vicki Andersen ~ Mar 29 • 2920 Grand Ave, LO • Thur-Mo 10-5 • www.gallerylosolivos.com • 805-688-7517 GANNA WALSKA LOTUSLAND: We-Sa & 3rd Sun • Reservations 805.969.9990 • www.lotusland.org

A. Michael Marzolla

Contemporary Art / Excogitation Services

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10 WEST GALLERY: Spring 2021 ~ May 16 • 10 W Anapamu • Fri-Sun 11-5 • 805-770-7711 • www.10westgallery.com ARCHITECTURAL FDN GALLERY: Impossible Objects: Screen Prints by Ed Lister ~ May 6• 229 E Victoria • 805-965-6307 • www.afsb.org ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM, UCSB: On-line: Outside In: The Architecture of Smith and Williams; & more • 805-893-2951 • www.museum.ucsb.edu ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY: www.exploreecology.org/art-from-scrap ATKINSON GALLERY @ SBCC: Muna Malik: Blessing of the Boats ~ May 2021 (outside) • http://gallery.sbcc.edu BELLA ROSA GALLERIES: 1103-A State St • 11-5 daily • 805-966-1707 CASA DE LA GUERRA • 805-965-0093 CASA DOLORES: 1023 Bath St • www.casadolores.org • 805-963-1032

East Valley I www.roeannewhite.com roeannewhite.com CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY: 805-568-3994 CLAY STUDIO GALLERY: Selections from the Don Reitz Collection • 805-565-CLAY • By appt • www.claystudiosb.org/current-exhibitions/ • 1351 Holiday Hill Rd, Goleta COLETTE COSENTINO ATELIER + GALLERY: 11 W Anapamu • By Appt • 805-570-9863 CORRIDAN GALLERY: CA Coastal Landscapes and Seascapes by Karen Fedderson • 125 N Milpas • 805-966-7939 • www.corridan-gallery.com CYPRESS GALLERY: • 119 E Cypress Ave • 805-737-1129 • www.lompocart.org DISTINCTIVE FRAMING N’ ART: 1333 State St • Mon-Fri 10-5:30; Sat 10-4:30 • 805-882-2108 • www.distinctiveframingnart.com ELIZABETH GORDON GALLERY: 15 W Gutierrez St • 805-963-1157 • www.elizabethgordongallery.com EL PRESIDIO DE SANTA BÁRBARA:

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GOLETA VALLEY ART ASSOCIATION: Picassos for Peanuts ~ March 31 • (online) www .thegoletavalleyartassociation.org

The Fine Line Gallery La Cumbre Center for Creative Arts

HOSPICE OF SB, LEIGH BLOCK GALLERY: 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, #100 • Mo-Fr 9-5, By Appt • 805-563-8820

PALM LOFT GALLERY: Expressions of Love (virtual) • 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • By Appt • 805-684-9700 • www.Palmloft.com

INSPIRATION GALLERY OF FINE ART: 1528 State St • 805-962-6444 JAMES MAIN FINE ART: 19th & 20th Cent American & European Fine art & antiques • 27 E De La Guerra St • Tu-Sa 12-5 • Appts Suggested • 805-962-8347 JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER SB • 805-957-1115 KARPELES MUSEUM & MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY: 805-962-5322 KATHRYNE DESIGNS: 1225 Coast Village Rd, Suite A • 805-565-4700 LA CUMBRE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS: La Cumbre Plaza • Wed-Sun 1-6 • lacumbrecenterforcreativearts@gmail.com LINDEN STUDIO AND GALLERY: Schock, Snyder, Sparks, and Speirs • By appt • 963 Linden Av, Carpinteria • 805-570-9195 LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER: Through the Lens Exhibit ~ Apr 11 (virtual) • 805-684-7789 • www.carpinteriaartscenter.org MARCIA BURTT STUDIO: Summer in Winter ~ March 28 • 517 Laguna St • Th-Su 1-5 • 805-962-5588 • www.artlacuna.com MICHAELKATE INTERIORS & ART GALLERY: Contemporary Art & Design • 132 Santa Barbara St • Tu-Sat 10-6 • 805-963-1411

La Cumbre PLaza

PEREGRINE GALLERIES: 1133 Coast Village Rd • 805-969-9673 PORTICO GALLERY: Notable CA & national artists • Open Daily • 1235 Coast Village Rd • 805-7298454 • www.porticofinearts.com THOMAS REYNOLDS GALLERY: The Art of California • Thur-Sat 12-5 & By Appt • www.thomasreynolds.com RUTH ELLEN HOAG FINE ART @ GRAYSPACE: Pairings • 219 Gray Av • Sat 12-5, or appt • 805-689-0858 • www.grayspaceart.com SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Juxtapose online exhibit • Artists with Disabilities • 805-260-6705 • www.sbartworks.org SANTA BARBARA ARTS: Thurs-Sun 11-5 • 805-884-1938 SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: John Wullbrandt 2021 • 1321 State St •


Original Oil Painting by

Ralph Waterhouse Waterhouse Gallery Kerry Methner www.TheTouchofStone.com


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

SB BOTANIC GARDEN: 10-5 daily • 805-682-4726 • www.sbbg.org SB HISTORICAL MUSEUM: • 136 E De la Guerra • Thur noon-5, Fri noon-7; Sat 12-5 • 805-966-1601 • www.sbhistorical.org SB MARITIME MUSEUM: Now open with four new exhibitions • ThursSun 10-5 (members only Thu & Fri thru 3/31) • www.SBMM.org • 805-962-8404 SB MUSEUM OF ART: Online: SmallFormat American Paintings from the Permanent Collection • In the Meanwhile...Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art • www.sbma.net • 805-963-4364 SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Museum and THE SEA CENTER is now open Wed-Sun 10-4, RSVP required • www.sbnature.org • 805-682-4711 SANTA BARBARA VISUAL ARTISTS: Spring Virtual Exhibition ~ Spring • www.sbvisualartists.com/springvirtual-gallery.html SILO 118: www.silo118.com

SOLVANG ANTIQUES FINE ART GALLERY: Contemporary & Vintage Art • 1693 Copenhagen Dr • 805-686-2322 • www. solvangantiques.com

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SB: Shana Moulton: The Invisible Seventh is the Mystic Column ~ Mar 31-Jul 31 • 653 Paseo Nuevo • www.mcasantabarbara.org MUSEUM OF SENSORY & MOVEMENT EXPERIENCES: La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S Hope Av #F119 • www.seehearmove.com

SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: Paper ~ Apr 2nd • 10-2 daily • 2375 Foothill Rd • 805-682-4722

SLINGSHOT: AN ALPHA ART FORUM • www.slingshotart.org • 805-7703878.

MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Exploration + Innovation • 805-770-5000 • www.moxi.org

Evening Glow - Douglas Preserve

Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri, Sat 12-5; Sun 12-4 • 805-845-4270 • www.santabarbarafineart.com

10 WEST GALLERY 10westgallery.com director@10westgallery.com 805-770-7711

SULLIVAN GOSS: AN AMERICAN GALLERY: Pattern Recognition ~ Mar 29; Real Women ~ Apr 26; Maria Rendon - Rain - Ap 1 ~ May 24 • 11 E Anapamu St • 805-7301460 • www.sullivangoss.com

More SB Artists & Art Destinations SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE: www.santaynezmuseum.org • 805-688-7889 UCSB LIBRARY: www.library.ucsb.edu VILLAGE FRAME & GALLERY: 1485 E Valley Rd #1 • 805-969-0524 WATERHOUSE GALLERY: New Paintings by Steve Curry & Rick Garcia • 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: On-Line: Making A Fine Impression; Adjacent: Westmont Graduate Exhibition 2020; & more • 805-565-6162 • www.westmont.edu/museum WILDLING MUSEUM: Art Through the Window: Holli Harmon and Nicole Strasburg • 1511 B Mission Dr, Solvang • www.wildlingmuseum.org ZFOLIO GALLERY, SOLVANG: 1685 Copenhagen Dr • 10:30-5:30 daily • 805-693-8480 • www.zfolio.com

Art | Arte Submissions are open for an Earth Day Mural to be displayed on the Paseo Nuevo Arts Terrace Parking Deck, on the exterior wall of the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. Submit a design through March 31st at https://tinyurl.com/ydkvge5h Se están aceptando presentaciones para un Mural del Día de la Tierra que se exhibirá en la plataforma de estacionamiento de la terraza de las artes de Paseo Nuevo, en la pared exterior del Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Santa Bárbara. Envía un diseño hasta el 31 de marzo en https://tinyurl.com/ydkvge5h Adult Studio Workshop - Watercolor Painting: Join the SB Museum of Art for this free, online workshop inspired by George Rickey’s Study of Drapery (1978) • 10-11am Saturday, March 27th • Register https:// tinyurl.com/ygfxgmye. Taller de estudio para adultos - Pintura de acuarela: Únete al Museo de Arte de SB para este taller en línea gratuito inspirado en el Estudio de cortinas (1978) de George Rickey • 10-11am sábado, 27 de marzo • Regístrate https://tinyurl.com/ygfxgmye. Maria Rendón - Rain: A new exhibition at Sullivan Goss - An American Gallery from Thu, April 1st through May 24th • 11 East Anapamu St.


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Ballet Hispánico and ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! Host Virtual Dance Workshops for Local Students


By Daisy Scott / VOICE

RINGING FUN, DANCE, AND HISTORY TO STUDENTS’ REMOTE LEARNING EXPERIENCES, New York-based Latinx dance organization Ballet Hispánico has hosted 40 virtual dance workshops across Santa Barbara County schools recently. Held through a virtual residency with ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara!, the workshops encouraged students to embrace their cultures and identities through dance. “Being proud of their family roots is an important aspect when it comes to embracing their cultural identity,” shared Laura Lopez, a Ballet Hispánico dancer and the workshops’ teaching artist. “The students are able to learn about their heritage and celebrate where they come from.” ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! is a collaborative effort between UCSB Arts & Lectures, the Marjorie Luke Theatre, Isla Vista Elementary School PTA, and the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center. Since 2006, it has brought the community together to celebrate Latin America’s cultural heritage through art and educational programs. In teaming up with Ballet Hispánico, which regularly holds Community Arts Partnerships with organizations nationwide, ¡Viva el Arte de Santa

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Ballet Hispánico in Con Brazos Abiertos

Bárbara! was able to continue its educational programming in the face of remote learning. “As the nation’s renown Latinx dance organization, Ballet Hispánico is a great partner for Viva,” explained Loribeth Gregory-Beck, Director of Education & Community Engagement for Arts & Lectures. “Their mission to bring communities together to celebrate and explore Latinx culture through dance aligns with the Viva mission to celebrate and share that culture across our region.” Lopez taught the virtual workshops from January 26th to March 18th, reaching more than 130 students across Isla Vista Elementary, Kermit McKenzie Intermediate, and Santa Barbara High School. Participating students learned salsa dance, an excerpt from Ballet Hispánico’s dance piece Con Brazos Abiertos (With Open Arms), and how to explore movement through improvisation. Students were also asked to research their families’ backgrounds to help them better understand their history and embrace their identities. Sandra Rosas, a sixth grade teacher at Kermit McKenzie Intermediate School, shared that her students’ confidence grew and shone over the course of the workshops. “I’m extremely thankful that our school had the opportunity to participate in these workshops,” Rosas said. “The instructor had the students do weekly engagement journals/ videos that allowed for research and conversation with parents about their culture. Many students talked to their parents about their family’s background and history. Students also asked their parents to teach them a dance from when they were their age. It was fun seeing the students dance the moonwalk, the running man, or the macarena.” Currently, TVSB, channels 17 and 71, is offering the community the chance to view Teaching artist and dancer Laura Lopez Ballet Hispánico’s En Familia program by broadcasting it regularly through March 26th. To view the broadcast schedule, visit https://tinyurl.com/ra33r7bk. For more information on Ballet Hispánico or ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara!, visit www.ballethispanico.org and https://vivaelartedesantabarbara.org.

Maria Rendón - Lluvia: Una nueva exposición en Sullivan Goss - An American Gallery desde el jueves, 1 de abril hasta el 24 de mayo • 11 East Anapamu St. Registration is open for Cor Art Classes Workshops for the Human Spirit offered by the Community Arts Workshop. Classes begin April 11th, and class fees are subsidized for all with scholarships available. Register www.sbcaw.org/classes

Sunflowers + Hydrangeas = Happiness: Gallery Los Olivos is showing a collection of still life oil paintings by Patti Robbins through April 30th • 2920 Grand Ave. Los Olivos Girasoles + Hortensias = Felicidad: Gallery Los Olivos muestra una colección de bodegones al óleo de Patti Robbins hasta el 30 de abril • 2920 Grand Ave. Los Olivos

Photo courtesy of Ballet Hispánico

Las inscripciones están abiertas para las clases de Cor Art - Talleres para el Espíritu Humano ofrecido por el Community Arts Workshop. Las clases comienzan el 11 de abril, y las tarifas de las clases están subvencionadas para todos con becas disponibles. Regístrate www.sbcaw.org/classes


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Spring Virtual Pack $60 (Includes the seven virtual events slated for Apr - May)

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