VOICE Magazine: April 9, 2021

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Whales Spring brings whale watching in the channel!


Village Properties reaches $1,8 billion in transactions and receives national notice. Renee Grubb, owner


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National Recognition

Ceramic Art

In This Issue

Opera Outdoors


Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 5 *The Ticket: A SB Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9 John Palminteri’s Community VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Sigrid Toye: Harbor VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Government Meeting Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Galleries & Art Venues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 0 - 2 3 * Español y Inglés Find the Voice Digital Edition with additional stories and advertising online at www.VoiceSB.com

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SBAOR President Brian Johnson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

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Community Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19

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Harlan Green: Economic VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Kindred Spirits is open at Sullivan Goss, an exhibit of ceramic art by Lynda Weinman and Patrick Hall 23

Don Pasquale, a live drive-in opera this Saturday, April 10th at 7:30pm


April is National Poetry Month. Emma Trelles will be inducted as SB Poet Laureate 17

CREATING HOPE Keynote Event with His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama

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UCSB Arts & Lectures

Creating Hope In Our Community


N INSPIRATIONAL CONVERSATION ON CREATING HOPE between His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama and Pico Iyer, presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures, will be the keynote address for a new programatic series, Creating Hope that begins Tuesday, May 18th at 8:30pm PDT (Wednesday, May 19th at 9am IST). “No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster,” His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama has said. His vision will serve as a grounding point for what follows. Because this moment in time calls for Optimism, Resilience, Courage, and Vision — A&L has responded with Creating Hope. “During the past year, our community has once again faced an unforeseen challenge with strength and grace; it’s a big burden to shoulder, and we at A&L want our community to know that they are not alone in this,” shared Celesta M. Billeci, A&L Miller McCune Executive Director. The Creating Hope initiative was organized to bridge between “where we are now, and where we want to be” - with the idea we can create hope – but only if we do it together. The 2021-2022 Creating Hope program has been structured to inspire through shared experiences – online, outdoors, in schools, in theaters, and in alternative spaces. By engaging thought-leaders, creative problem-solvers, and arts visionaries, Creating Hope programs will strengthen human connection, bridge Jane Goodall our partisan divides, promote emotional well-being, joy and compassion, and envision positive change. “Arts & Lectures has a unique ability to bring together the wonder, the ideas, the creativity and, yes, the hope that we all need to come through this stronger than ever. I like to borrow from one of my heroes, the late civil rights leader John Lewis, who said that we must be headlights, not tail lights. This idea has been guiding our programming for a year now, and I truly feel determined to help us move forward together,” continued Billeci. His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama first visited UC Santa Barbara in 1984. He returned in 1991, two years after receiving the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize. In June 1991, the university announced the creation of the Tibetan Cultural Studies endowment. Various donors contributed gifts in an effort to preserve, protect, and learn from the traditions of Tibetan culture. His Holiness again visited the campus in 1997 to inaugurate the endowment, and in 2001 the funds were used to establish the XIV Dalai Lama Endowed Chair in Bryan Stevenson Tibetan Buddhism and Cultural Studies, in the Department of Religious Studies. His Holiness the Dalai Lama most recently visited UC Santa Barbara in 2009. Commenting on His Holiness’ virtual visit as part of the Creating Hope initiative, Billeci added, “We are grateful to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Pico Iyer, two people who epitomize hope, for marking the beginning this moment of optimism with a conversation that we know will be nothing short of inspiring.” Additional spring programming highlights include: the finale of UCSB Arts & His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama Lectures’ 2020-2021 House Calls and Race to Justice series, featuring virtual events with Jane Goodall, Yo-Yo Ma, Bryan Stevenson, and more; community book giveaways of Anne Lamott’s Dusk, Night, Dawn and Arthur C. Brooks’ Love Your Enemies; a return to the West Wind Drive-In; and more. To learn more about the A&L’s Creating Hope initiative, including educational opportunities, community engagement opportunities, and more, visit www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu and join the Email Club. Kathryn Stott and Yoyo Ma

For tickets and more information, call UCSB Arts & Lectures at 805-893-3535 or visit www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu.

The commmunity book giveaway will include Love Your Enemies and Dusk Night Dawn.

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Village Properties Transactions Top $1.8 Billion, Ranked Nationally


XCEEDING $1.8 BILLION IN TRANSACTIONS IN 2020, Village Properties, Santa Barbara’s largest independently owned real estate agency, has been recognized as one of the three top firms in the nation by RealTrends. “This is a tremendous honor and a testament to the hard work our agents put in every day to help homeowners maximize the sales price of their properties,” said Renee Grubb, owner of Village Properties, which was established 25 years ago. RealTrends, one of the country’s leading sources of analysis and information on the residential real estate industry, placed Village Properties among the top three firms nationwide in the average sales price by volume category for 2020. “As a locally owned, independent brokerage, it’s quite an accomplishment to be ranked so highly,” continued Grubb. Village Properties REALTORS represented 840 buyers and sellers in 2020 and generated a total sales volume of more than $1.8 billion, with the average sales This is a tremendous price per transaction at honor and a about $2.2 million. RealTrends 500 has testament to the become the leading Renee Grubb hard work our agents reporter, ranking the put in every day to performance of the top residential real estate brokerage firms in the United States. It is now in help homeowners its 34th year and includes categories: closed sales maximize the volume, 500 or more transaction sides, highest sales price of their average sales price, and largest increase in closed properties. transactions from 2019 to 2020. – Renee Grubb

Village Properties has offices in Montecito, Santa Barbara, and Santa Ynez, and over 150 agents. The company recently expanded its global reach by becoming an elite member of Forbes Global Properties, a curated consumer marketplace that showcases high value homes available for sale around the world. www.villagesite.com

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SBIFF Writers Panel Celebrates the Pens Behind the Big Screen OR THE FIRST TIME IN SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL HISTORY, screenwriters from all of this year’s Oscar-nominated screenplays joined the festival’s Writers Panel. Moderated by Anne Thompson, Editor-at-Large for IndieWire, the panel offered a personal glimpse into the minds behind some of the year’s best films as the writers explored their pasts, inspirations, and the nature of originality in the film industry. “I have to say that this is a game-changer of a year,” shared Darius Marder (Sound of Metal) on April 3rd. “This is an unusual year, not just for COVID but for the fact that this is a different look at a lot of films... I’d like to think that Hollywood is maybe starting to understand that bravery isn’t craziness.” The panel also featured Aaron Sorkin (The Trial of the Chicago 7), Chloé Zhao (Nomadland), Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman), Florian Zeller (The Father), Kemp Powers (One Night in Miami...), Kenny and Keith Lucas (Judas and the Black Messiah), Lee Isaac Chung (Minari), Peter Baynham (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm), and Ramin Bahrani (The White Tiger). The writers began by relating their personal journeys to becoming screenwriters, showing that each individual’s path was as unique as their respective work. Keith and Kenny Lucas were originally stand-up comedians, while Baynham turned to radio writing after a brief stint with the British Merchant Navy. Sorkin, Powers, and Zeller found their way through playwriting, while others, including Marder and Zhao, began writing stories when they were young. Panelists then spoke to their inspirations

and processes of creating their Oscar-nominated films. Marder shared he wrote Sound of Metal after viewing director Derek Cianfrance’s unscripted footage of a metal band, persisting through financing challenges to have his vision realized. Fennell discussed how she subverted audience expectations while crafting Promising Young Woman to create a revenge thriller “that felt like it had a real woman at the center of it.” Bahrani was drawn to write The White Tiger screenplay because of his friendship with the novel’s author. Yet despite this familiarity, he faced challenges in reworking the novel for film. Zhao also adapted Nomadland from a book, speaking to how she captured its essence by centering the film around one character and feelings of collective loss. Zeller further discussed the adaptation process, having originally written The Father as a French play. He candidly shared that he made it an English language film so Anthony Hopkins could play the lead role. Powers also adapted his play One Night in Miami..., explaining he created something he would've wanted to see as a young man. “For me it was always about the idea of exploring Black men’s humanity, it was the one thing I think was often missed when I saw representations of Black men on film and on stage,” he said. Photo courtesy of www.SBIFF.org


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Chung crafted his film, Minari, with a specific audience in mind as well — his daughter and family. Drawing elements from his life, he struck a balance in the film’s seriousness by centering it on a child’s perspective. Sorkin and Keith and Kenny Lucas all approached history with a new light in their screenplays. Sorkin shared he tackled The Trial of the Chicago 7 by dividing it between the courtroom, riot, and Abbie Hoffman and Tom Hayden’s personal story. Keith and Kenny Lucas also spoke to how they wrote a compelling narrative with multiple elements by juxtaposing the stories of Fred Hampton and William O’Neal. Yet Baynham faced a challenge unique from the others as he worked on Borat’s sequel. As many of the individuals depicted were unaware they were in the movie, the screenplay changed daily to accommodate reality. “We write a screenplay, and we’ve got

Thomas Fisher Named Chief Investment Officer At MB&T


obstacles and we’ve got goals and all that, we just have the extra problem of the real world interfering,” commented Baynham. Before closing the conversation, Thompson asked the panel to address the difficulty of having original screenplays produced. Panelists voiced that finances and the film industry’s expectations create complications, with Sorkin voicing that studios are more comfortable working with established stories. Yet the writers expressed hope that this was changing, agreeing that originality ultimately distinguishes memorable films. “I also think it’s the year of the screenplay,” remarked Sorkin. “I really do. The screenplays represented here in this Zoom call are fantastic.” SBIFF will host further panel conversations, live-streamed events, and virtual and drive-in film screenings through April 10th. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.sbiff.org

SB Summer Solstice Invites Community to Vote for 2021 Poster and T-shirt

HOMAS FISHER HAS SUCCEEDED PETER MADLEM as Montecito Bank & Trust’s Chief Investment Officer, as of April 1st, while Madlem will be transition to Senior Portfolio Manager. Fisher brings skills, experience, and a long track record of success to the Chief Investment Officer role, which will allow Montecito Bank & Trust to continue building on the strong foundation Peter Madlem has built. S SANTA BARBARA LOOKS AHEAD TO ITS “I look forward to leading our experienced and talented investment team as we guide our clients through the current environment ANNUAL SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION, and help them meet their financial and investment goals through customized portfolio management,” shared Fisher. community members are invited to offer their input Fisher has worked closely over the last few years with Madlem to ensure a successful and smooth transition. Madlem will now focus on which design should grace this year’s exclusively on managing the bank’s $450M+ fixed income securities portfolio. event poster and t-shirt. Featuring a Madlem stated his full confidence in Fisher, “As our new Chief Investment Officer, Tom’s abundant wide selection of colorful, floral designs, knowledge, experience, and leadership will enhance the mission of the Montecito Bank & Trust Wealth individuals can vote for their Department to fulfill the complete wealth management needs of high net worth families, individuals and favorite designs at https://forms. non-profit organizations on the Central Coast.” gle/4ENQn8Lz1w4KgFY5A. Thomas Fisher has more than 30 years of experience in portfolio management, business development, The artists who have and financial planning. Jeff Pittman, EVP/Director of Wealth Management, noted, “I have worked with submitted designs for this year Tom for more than 20 years throughout our careers and he is uniquely qualified to lead our investment are: Carly Weisman, Andrew team forward.” Fisher is a Certified Financial Planner, a CFA Charter Holder, and he holds both B.S. Roy, Anne Hefferman, Carole and M.S. degrees in Financial Services from San Diego State University. He is actively involved in the Anne Demachkie, Claudia Bratton, Santa Barbara community as a Board member for Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, a Board member David Mark Lane, Irene Hoffman, for Care4Paws, the Treasurer of the Rotary Club of Montecito’s Foundation and President-Elect of the Judah Miller, Katreece Montgomery, Natalia Emily Montecito Rotary Club. Smith, Olivia Olavarria, Wanda Venturelli, Maria Knappe, Peter Madlem joined the Bank’s Wealth Management department in early 2012 and over the course and Linda Muzinch. Thomas Fisher of the past nine years has hired and developed the exceptional investment team that is in place today. He The form will close at 11:59pm Wednesday, April also re-built, from the ground up, the department’s investment research capabilities, investment processes, policies and procedures, and 7th. For more information on this year’s Summer Solstice compliance infrastructure. He has consistently been a top-quartile performer for his work in managing the Bank’s securities portfolio; a Celebration, visit www.virtualsolstice2020.com. particularly challenging job during the financial crisis that disrupted the financial markets in the first and second quarters of 2020. The expertise of Montecito Bank & Trust’s investment team is best in class and the team has blossomed under Madlem’s skilled and thoughtful leadership. “Peter has built an extraordinarily talented and experienced investment team during his nine years City of Santa Barbara Opens Survey for New Chief of Police Search as MB&T’s Chief Investment Officer, while also supporting double digit annual growth in client assets What priorities and qualities would you like to see in the city’s next Chief of Police? to over $1.6B. He will continue to manage the Bank’s bond portfolio and contribute to the Bank’s asset To inform its search for a new Chief of Police, the City of Santa Barbara has opened & liability and investment committees,” reflected Pittman. an online survey for community members to provide their input. Responses are Montecito Bank & Trust is the oldest and largest locally owned community bank in the Santa confidential, and will be reviewed by Ralph Andersen & Associates as they lead the Barbara and Ventura counties. Founded in 1975, the bank celebrated its 46th anniversary on March recruitment process for potential candidates. 17, 2021 and operates eleven branch offices in Santa Barbara, Goleta, Solvang, Montecito, Carpinteria, To respond to the survey, visit https://tinyurl.com/4jefs6ps www.montecito.bank Ventura, Camarillo, and Westlake Village. The deadline to provide feedback is April 19th.



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In Memoriam

Joanne Talbot January 12, 1936 - February 27, 2021 west” to Santa Barbara and Joanne began working T IS WITH A HEAVY HEART that we share with you at Santa Barbara Supportive Services as the Director of Nursing. She left that position to work at the the news of the passing of one of our own, Joanne AIDS CAP/GLRC (AIDS Counseling and Assistance Maureen Carney Talbot. Joanne died peacefully, Programs/Gay and Lesbian surrounded by her loving family Resource Center—now known and friends on Saturday, February as Pacific Pride Foundation). She 27th. worked as an AIDS Nurse/Case Joanne lived a life filled with Manager for nearly a decade. grace, generosity, compassion, Joanne considered her HIV/AIDS and great humor and she was also work to be the most defining and extremely accomplished both meaningful experience of her professionally and personally. career and life. Born on January 12, 1936, Joanne She personally made sure that was the youngest of six children. hundreds of local gay men and She graduated from Mount Mercy women dying of AIDS could do Academy High School in New York so with grace and dignity, and that in 1953. She received her nursing they would not die alone during school diploma from the Sisters of the horrific period of the AIDS Charity Catholic Hospital School epidemic when few treatments of Nursing, also in New York. In were available. She held the 1957, she married Jim Talbot (this hands of those dying of AIDS Joanne Maureen Carney Talbot year would have marked their 64th when most wouldn’t. She was a wedding anniversary) and together constant fixture at the public health they raised a family of six children; four boys and department’s HIV clinic during those years. two girls and have five grandchildren. Their kids and After her children left home to pursue their own grandchildren were the greatest joy of their lives. careers and lives, Joanne (in her 50’s) decided to return Joanne worked in several hospitals and was a school to school to begin a new career path that combined nurse for many years in Buffalo, New York. all of her amazing talents and skills. She received her In 1983, Jim and Joanne moved their family “out BA degree in 1986 from Antioch University. She then went on to earn an MA in Counseling from the University of San Francisco through a satellite campus program here in Santa Barbara. In 1992, she received her MFT license. Joanne’s family was incredibly proud that she went back to school to start a new chapter in her career. Joanne then worked at the VNA/Hospice Services of Santa Barbara and also opened a small private practice where she provided counseling in the evenings and weekends. In 2001, Hospice of Santa Barbara parted from VNA and was reestablished as a nonmedical ‘volunteer hospice organization’ in a little cottage on Junipero Street near the hospital. Gail Rink was hired as its Executive Director. Joanne and Gail were joined by Volunteer Services Director Dana VanderMey and Director of Family and Children’s Services Joy Jannsen and (all) became a dynamic force in highly regarded end-of-life emotional and spiritual support programs in Santa Barbara. The counseling programs that Joanne initiated


By Hospice of Santa Barbara

Jim and Joanne Talbot

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in that quaint cottage on Junipero Street have today expanded to encompass 20 different types of bereavement support groups and support groups in every public junior and high school in South SB County and employ 26 counselors and therapists. Joanne retired from Hospice of Santa Barbara in 2007, but returned for six months in January of 2018 when current Hospice of Santa Barbara CEO David Selberg asked her to return when the Thomas Fire and Debris Flow disasters pushed referrals up by 123 percent, Joanne said “yes” without hesitation. Joanne’s influence and impact will carry on in our community for many years to come. She left an enduring and indelible mark on those who crossed her path in her career and life. Joanne was quite simply “love in action.” We know that the reception Joanne is receiving on “the other side” is nothing short of a celebratory homecoming for the woman who touched so many. For those of us left behind, we will miss and remember her always. **The community will be invited to a virtual memorial and gathering to honor the life and legacy of Joanne, hosted by the Talbot family and Hospice of Santa Barbara. Donations may be given in Joanne’s memory to Hospice of Santa Barbara, The Friendship Center, and VNA Health. Be well,

David Selberg

David Selberg, CEO Hospice of SB

CEO, Hospice of SB

Joanne and her daughters

Dr. Sunita Puri Thursday, April 21st at 6pm PDT

Language as Medicine: Finding the Right Words for the Right Conversations Brought to you by Hospice of Santa Barbara

Dr. Sunita Puri

This event is free and open to all and will take place on Zoom. Registration is required: www.hospiceofsb.org/hsbseries Interpretación Simultanea Al Español Disponible.

Virtual Safari

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

Thursday • jueves 4.8.21

• https://tinyurl.com/5fey5a5h • 5:30-7pm jueves, 4/8.




Free class by SB Public Library • https://tinyurl.com/pz3yv9yw • 5:30-6:30pm Th, 4/8.



SB Public Library, Alameda Park • Free, first come, first serve • 11:15-11:45am Th, 4/8. Biblioteca Pública de SB, Parque Alameda • Gratis, por orden de llegada • 11:15-11:45am jueves, 4/8. SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION OPEN

SB Parks & Rec • Prices and dates vary • http://sbparksandrec.org. INSCRIPCIÓN ABIERTA PARA EL CAMPAMENTO DE VERANO

SB Parks & Rec • Los precios y las fechas varían • http://sbparksandrec.org. KIDS SALSA CLASSES

For kids aged 6-10 • ME Sabor Dance Studio, Oak Park Stage, 600 W Junipero St. • Open enrollment https://tinyurl.com/ycljdnsx • 4-5pm Th. CLASES DE SALSA PARA NIÑOS

Para niños de 6 a 10 años • ME Sabor Dance Studio, Oak Park Stage, 600 W Junipero St. • Inscripción abierta https://tinyurl.com/ycljdnsx • 4-5pm jueves.


Presentation by author Ai Jen Poo • UCSB Multicultural Center • Free • https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu • 12pm Th, 4/8. HACER QUE EL CUIDADO CUENTE

Presentación de la autora Ai Jen Poo • UCSB Multicultural Center • Gratis • https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu • 12pm jueves, 4/8. NURTURING KNOW-HOW

Class Boosting Science and Math School Readiness • SB Public Library • Free • https://tinyurl.com/2342dba8 • 1-2pm Th, 4/8. NUTRIENDO EL CONOCIMIENTO

Mejora de la preparación para la escuela de ciencias y matemáticas en la clase • Biblioteca pública SB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/2342dba8 • 1-2pm Jueves, 4/8. DOWNTOWN BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT - FOOD & DRINK: ASIAN CUISINE

Featuring Secret Bao and Empty Bowl • Free • https://tinyurl.com/bncutjzp • 3pm Th, 4/8. DOWNTOWN BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT COMIDA Y BEBIDA: COCINA ASIÁTICA

Con Secret Bao y Empty Bowl • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/bncutjzp • 3pm jueves, 4/8. LINGVO INTERNACIA

Presentation by Professor Joshua Fogel • UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center • Free • https://tinyurl.com/4k8s8zh3 • 4-5:30pm Th, 4/8. LINGVO INTERNACIA

Presentación del profesor Joshua Fogel • Centro Interdisciplinario de Humanidades UCSB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/4k8s8zh3 • 4-5:30pm jueves, 4/8. WRITING FROM HOME

On memoir, taught by author Nora Gallagher • SB Museum of Art • Free • https://tinyurl.com/5fey5a5h • 5:30-7pm Th, 4/8. ESCRIBIENDO DESDE CASA


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Sobre las memorias, impartidas por la autora Nora Gallagher • Museo de Arte de SB • Gratis

https://tinyurl.com/pz3yv9yw • 5:30-6:30pm Th, 4/8.


pública de SB • https://tinyurl.com/pz3yv9yw • 5:30-6:30pm jueves, 4/8.


Rubicon Theatre Company • www.rubicontheatre.org • 4/27-5/18.


Un concierto gratuito en línea • Rubicon Theatre Company • www.rubicontheatre.org • 4/27-5/18. SBCC STORIES • three streamed performances • SBCC Theatre Arts Department • $10 general/$5 senior, student, SBCC staff • https://tinyurl.com/2ryrp334 • Through 4/17. HISTORIAS DE SBCC • Tres presentaciones en línea • Departamento de Artes Teatrales de SBCC • $10 general/$5 personas mayores, estudiantes, personal de SBCC • https://tinyurl.com/2ryrp334 • Hasta 4/17. BORDERS - EL NORTE • Professors Colin Gunckel and Mirasol Enríquez discuss the 1983 film El Norte • Carsey-Wolf Center • Free • https://tinyurl.com/2jes6hs8 • 4-5pm Th, 4/8. FRONTERAS - EL NORTE • Los profesores Colin Gunckel y Mirasol Enríquez discuten la película de 1983 El Norte • Centro CarseyWolf • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/2jes6hs8 • 4-5pm jueves, 4/8. SHARING THE SPOTLIGHT: CARMEN

View State Street Ballet’s 2014 performance of Carmen on its YouTube channel • Free • https://tinyurl.com/ydvnm7av • 7:30pm Th, through 4/14.

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Opera Santa Barbara to Present Drive-In Performance of Don Pasquale


USIC, LAUGHTER, AND A STUNNING LIGHT SHOW awaits at the Ventura County Fairgrounds this weekend, as Opera Santa Barbara presents Don Pasquale. In a live, drive-in opera experience like no other, director Josh Shaw, founder of Pacific Opera Project, will present an entertaining new version of this classic opera, setting it within the world of the 1920s. The performance will take place at 7:30pm, Saturday, April 10th. Guests will be able to enjoy the performance via their cars’ stereo, and view the live performance on large screens situated around the stage. “Opera Santa Barbara is committed to advocating and showing the way toward the return of live performances with in-person audiences,” said Kostis Protopapas, OSB’s Artistic and General Director who will also conduct the show. “We believe that there is no substitute for the in-person, communal artistic experience, and that our organization is equipped to provide it safely.” Presenting a showcase of remarkable talent, the performance will feature soprano Jana McIntyre, tenor Matthew Grills, bass Andrew Potter, and baritone Efraín Solís, a former OSB Studio Artist. “Don Pasquale is only the second, live in-person performance offered by a Santa Barbara arts organization since March of 2020, and we hope that the public will demonstrate its desire for live events and its trust for our company by attending it,” added Protopapas. Tickets start at $99 per car, with a maximum of eight individuals allowed per vehicle. Face masks and social distancing are required. www.operasb.org/events/event/don-pasquale-live-drive-in-opera


Una serie en línea de proyecciones y debates entre los programadores y cineastas de SBIFF. Cada 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/


Collective • 3-6pm Th and Sa • 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.


ÚSICA, RISAS Y UN IMPRESIONANTE ESPECTÁCULO DE LUCES SE ESPERA en el recinto ferial del condado de Ventura este fin de semana, mientras Opera Santa Barbara presenta Don Pasquale. En una experiencia de ópera en vivo y autocine como ninguna otra, el director Josh Shaw, fundador de Pacific Opera Project, presentará una nueva y entretenida versión de esta ópera clásica, situándola en el mundo de 1920. La función tendrá lugar a las 7:30pm, sábado 10 de abril. Los invitados podrán disfrutar de la presentación a través del estéreo de sus coches y ver la presentación en vivo en pantallas grandes situadas alrededor del escenario. “Opera Santa Barbara se compromete a defender y mostrar el camino hacia el regreso de las presentaciones en vivo con audiencias en persona,” dijo Kostis Protopapas, director artístico y general de OSB, quien también dirigirá el espectáculo. “Creemos que no hay sustituto para la experiencia artística comunitaria en persona, y que nuestra organización está equipada para brindarla de manera segura.” Presentando una muestra de talento notable, la presentación contará con la soprano Jana McIntyre, el tenor Matthew Grills, el bajo Andrew Potter y el barítono Efraín Solís, un ex artista de OSB Studio. “Don Pasquale es solo la segunda presentación en vivo en persona ofrecida por una organización de arte de Santa Bárbara desde marzo de 2020, y esperamos que el público demuestre su deseo de eventos en vivo y su confianza en nuestra empresa al asistir,” agregó Protopapas. Los boletos comienzan en $99 por automóvil, con un máximo de ocho personas permitidas por vehículo. Se requieren cubrebocas y distanciamiento social. www.operasb.org/events/event/don-pasquale-live-drive-in-opera

SWEET STRINGS SISTERS at the Kimpton Goodland • 5-7pm Thursday, April 8th • Free, 5650 Calle Real, Goleta. SWEET STRINGS SISTERS en el Kimpton Goodland • 5-7pm jueves, 8 de abril • Gratis, 5650 Calle Real, Goleta. OPERA SB OPERATION EURYDICE:

Free, live community music performances each week. View upcoming performances at https://tinyurl.com/y85kbbuv. OPERACIÓN EURYDICE DE OPERA SB:

Presentaciones gratuitas de música comunitaria en vivo cada semana. Ve las próximas presentaciones en https://tinyurl.com/y85kbbuv.

del 2014 de State Street Ballet en su canal de YouTube • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/ ydvnm7av • 7:30pm jueves, 4/8-4/14. 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


Support the Lobero by watching their 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

Walk with Professor Julie as she shares tales of mystery and history... & meet friendly spirits...

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.

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

TRANSMISIONES NOCTURNAS DE MET OPERA: Las transmisiones comienzan a las


Santa Barbara Ghost Tours


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


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



SB Mendeleyev; Resonancia; Pianos at The Luke; Jackson Gillies en Concierto. Gratis en www.luketheatre.org


7:30pm EDT en www.metopera.org y están disponibles durante 20 horas. ROAR & POUR: Live music, food, and drink • The Granada, Opera Santa Barbara, and The Good Lion • Outside the Good Lion/Granada Theatre, 6pm Th. ROAR & POUR: Música en vivo, comida y bebida • The Granada, Opera Santa Barbara y The Good Lion • Afuera del Good Lion / Teatro Granada, 6pm jueves.

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

Resonance; Pianos at The Luke; Jackson Gillies in Concert & At Home • Free at www.luketheatre.org


Online series of screenings & discussions between SBIFF’s programmers & filmmakers. View a short film online each week, 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/

Opera Santa Barbara ofrecerá una presentación de autocine de Don Pasquale



tours you through Downtown Santa Barbara sharing the stories of local resident ghosts • $35-$150 • www.sbghosttour.com


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


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


Local News for a Global Village | www.VoiceSB.com


Out of the Pandemic Underworld: Into the Light of Renewal: Join Dr. Stephen Aizenstat for this webinar focusing on how community members can emerge from the pandemic with a sense of renewal. A strong believer in the powers of dreams and imagination, Aizenstat will also explore how to use them to stimulate creative thought processes. The webinar will take place 9am-12pm Saturday, April 10th. Tickets are $50, with all proceeds benefiting the Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association. Aizenstat will also make a matching gift for each ticket sold. To learn more and register, visit https://tinyurl.com/5w3spxpf

Dr. Stephen Aizenstat

Fuera del inframundo pandémico: hacia la luz de la renovación: Únete al Dr. Stephen Aizenstat en este seminario web que se centra en cómo los miembros de la comunidad pueden salir de la pandemia con un sentido de renovación. Un firme creyente en los poderes de los sueños y la imaginación, Aizenstat también explorará cómo usarlos para estimular los procesos de pensamiento creativo. El seminario web se llevará a cabo de 9am a 12pm el sábado, 10 de abril. Los boletos cuestan $50, y beneficiará a la Asociación de Antiguos Alumnos de Pacifica Graduate Institute. Aizenstat también hará un regalo equivalente por cada boleto vendido. Para obtener más información y registrarte, visita https://tinyurl.com/5w3spxpf


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


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


programs for children via its online auction between Thu, April 1st to April 15th. www.transitionhouse.com/mad-hatter 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 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

Friday • viernes



Salsa and bachata dance classes • ME Sabor Dance Studio, Oak Park Stage at 500 W. Alamar Ave • $12 • www.mesabordancestudio. com/classes • Weekly, Mo and Fr. CLASE DE ESTUDIO DE BAILE EN EL PARQUE

Clases de baile de salsa y bachata • ME Sabor Dance Studio, Oak Park Stage en 500 W. Alamar Ave • $12 • www.mesabordancestudio. com/classes • Semanal, lunes y viernes.


Themed What does home mean? • SB Public

Library • Free • https://tinyurl.com/8hy2xvhj • 9:30-10:30am Fr, 4/9. TED Y JOE POR LA MAÑANA

Tema ¿Qué significa hogar? • Biblioteca pública de SB • Gratis • https://tinyurl. com/8hy2xvhj • 9:30-10:30am viernes, 4/9. CORWIN CHAIR SERIES LECTURE presented by composer Dr. JoAnn Kuchera-Morin • UCSB Dept. of Music • Free • https://tinyurl.com/tk9rzjd • 11am Fr, 4/9. CONFERENCIA DE LA SERIE CHAIR DE CORWIN presentado por el compositor Dr.

JoAnn Kuchera-Morin • Departamento de Música de UCSB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/tk9rzjd • 11am viernes, 4/9. PACIFIC PRIDE FOUNDATION PROUD YOUTH GROUP • 4:30-6:30pm Fridays via Zoom.

RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/y7qs3qbf.


6:30pm viernes a través de Zoom. Reserva tu lugar en https://tinyurl.com/y7qs3qbf.


Featuring music, storytelling, art and more • $10 • www.ejiexperiences.com/pangeasplayhouse • 7-9pm Fr, 4/9. ESPECTÁCULO DE ANIVERSARIO DE PANGEA’S PLAYHOUSE

Presentando música, cuentos, arte y más • $10 • www.ejiexperiences.com/pangeas-playhouse • 7-9pm viernes, 4/9.


de Westmont College • Gratis • https://westmont.edu/virtual-concert-series • 7pm viernes.


Take a tour, support the Museum Store, or enjoy the beautiful grounds • www.goletahistory.org • 11am to 2pm weekends. RANCHO LA PATERA & STOW HOUSE


302 E Cota St. from 11am-2pm Saturdays. VENTA DE ESTACIONAMIENTO DE ART FROM SCRAP • 302 E Cota St. de 11am a 2pm los



Deckers • Free • Deckers main parking lot, 250 Coromar Drive • Contact 805-964-8857 ext. #1109 • 11am-3pm Fr, 4/9.


CommUnify y Deckers • Gratis • Estacionamiento principal de Deckers, 250 Coromar Drive • Comunícate llamando al 805964-8857 ext. #1109 • 11am-3pm viernes, 4/9.

Saturday • sábado 4.10.21 LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES SKINSIDE-OUT • A Conversation with Lidia

Yuknavitch • Buellton Library Writers’ Workshop • Free • https://bit.ly/3tzMup3 • 12:30-1:30pm Sa, 4/10. SKINSIDE-OUT • Una conversación con Lidia Yuknavitch • Taller de Escritores de la Biblioteca Buellton • Gratis • https://bit. ly/3tzMup3 • 12:30-1:30pm sábado, 10 de abril. OUT OF THE PANDEMIC UNDERWORLD: INTO THE LIGHT OF RENEWAL • Hosted by

Dr. Stephen Aizenstat • Benefiting Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association • $50 • https://tinyurl.com/5w3spxpf • 9am-12pm Sa, 4/10.


Presentado por el Dr. Stephen Aizenstat • En beneficio de la Asociación de ex alumnos del Instituto de Graduados Pacifica • $50 • https://tinyurl.com/5w3spxpf • 9am-12pm sábado, 4/10. HOUSE CALLS VIRTUAL EVENT

Featuring UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall • UCSB Arts & Lectures • $10 general admission, free UCSB students • https://tinyurl.com/ar2dn4ac • 11am Sa, 4/10. EVENTO VIRTUAL DE VISITAS A DOMICILIO

Presentando a la Mensajera de la Paz de la ONU Jane Goodall • UCSB Artes y Conferencias • $10 de admisión general, gratis para estudiantes de UCSB • https://tinyurl.com/ar2dn4ac • 11am sábado, 4/10.

County Fairgrounds, 10 West Harbor Boulevard • $99-$169 • https://tinyurl.com/ w9umesaz • 7:30pm Sa, 4/10.

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!




HI-WAY DRIVE-IN, SANTA MARIA CLOSED MONDAYS & TUESDAYS (805) 937-3515 GODZILLA VS KONG–PG-13 Starts @ 7:50pm THE LITTLE THINGS–R General Admission $11.50 / Kids $8.50 / Seniors $8 BOX OFFICE OPEN 6:45-10:15pm Fr & Sa 7-9:30pm Su, We, Th • Radio Active @ 92.1 FM Find Us On Facebook – Hi Way Drive In




NORTH S.B. COUNTY THEATRES Movie Listings for 4/9/21-4/15/21

CLASE DE MOVILIDAD Y FUERZA • Ejercicios al aire libre en Cabrillo Park • Jane Reaction Fitness • $15 • www.janereactionfitness.com • 9:30am sábado, 4/10.

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

Westmont College Music Dept.• Free • https://westmont.edu/virtual-concert-series • 7pm Fr.

Let’s Go To The M O V I E S

April 9, 2021

OPERA SANTA BARBARA PRESENTS DON PASQUALE • A live, drive-in opera • Ventura


• Recinto ferial del condado de Ventura, 10 West Harbor Boulevard • $99-$169 • https://tinyurl.com/w9umesaz • 7:30pm sábado, 4/10.


workout in Cabrillo Park • Jane Reaction Fitness • $15 • www.janereactionfitness.com • 9:30am Sa, 4/10.

Sunday • domingo 4.11.21 VIRTUAL AUTHOR DISCUSSION with author


Focus on orchids - microscopic oberonia • SB Museum of Natural History • Free • https://tinyurl.com/3dm7rj7k • 6:30pm Mo, 4/12. PUB DE CIENCIA DESDE CASA

Enfoque en las orquídeas - oberonia microscópica • Museo de Historia Natural de SB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/3dm7rj7k • 6:30pm lunes, 4/12. PFLAG APRIL VIRTUAL MEETING

“Exploring Our Phobias and Getting Free” • PFLAG • Free • Contact pflagsantabarbara@ gmail.com to register • 7pm Mo, 4/12. REUNIÓN VIRTUAL DE ABRIL DE PFLAG

“Explorando nuestras fobias y liberándose” • PFLAG • Gratis • Comunícate con pflagsantabarbara@gmail.com para registrarte • 7pm lunes, 4/12.

Bruce Hale • Chaucer’s Books • Free • https://tinyurl.com/yphdpr6m • 3:30pm Su, 4/11. DISCUSIÓN DE AUTOR VIRTUAL con el autor Bruce Hale • Chaucer’s Books • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/yphdpr6m • 3:30pm domingo, 4/11.





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/#


Explore Ecology • 10am-12pm Sunday, April 11th • Learn more https://tinyurl.com/kkseft6e LIMPIEZA DE LA PLAYA ARROYO BURRO:

Explore Ecology • 10am-12pm domingo, 11 de abril • Obtén más información en https://tinyurl.com/kkseft6e

Monday • lunes



and activists • UCSB Multicultural Center • Free • https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu • 6pm Mo, 4/12.


organizadores y activistas • UCSB Multicultural Center • Gratis • https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu • 6pm lunes, 4/12. JAZZ, DANCING, BLACK FEMALE CORPOREALITY • A lecture presented by Dr.

Constance Valis Hill • UCSB Dept. of Theatre/ Dance • Free • https://tinyurl.com/zysteptc • 4pm Mo, 4/12.

JAZZ, BAILE, CORPORALIDAD FEMENINA NEGRA • Una conferencia presentada por la

Dra. Constance Valis Hill • Departamento de Teatro / Danza de UCSB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/zysteptc • 4pm lunes, 4/12.


With rock journalist Joel Selvin • Chaucer’s Books • Free • https://tinyurl.com/etm7f9zh • 6pm Mo, 4/12. DISCUSIÓN DE AUTOR VIRTUAL

Con el periodista de rock Joel Selvin • Chaucer’s Books • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/etm7f9zh • 6pm lunes, 4/12.


Mondays & Wednesdays, 12:30 to 3pm and the first & third weekends, Saturdays & Sundays from 10am to 12:30pm and 12:30pm to 3pm. Free • https://tinyurl.com/ya3pgxge los lunes y miércoles de 12:30 a 3pm y el primer y tercer fin de semana del mes, sábados y domingos de 10am a 12:30pm y de 12:30pm a 3pm. La visita es gratuita • https://tinyurl.com/ya3pgxge


Interactive virtual luncheon featuring Jenny Schatzle • Girls Inc. of Carpinteria • $75 • https://girlsinc-carp.org • 12-1pm Mo, 4/12. MUJERES DE INSPIRACIÓN

Almuerzo virtual interactivo con Jenny Schatzle • Girls Inc. de Carpinteria • $75 • https://girlsinc-carp.org • 12-1pm lunes, 4/12.


Enjoy picture books and activities outside • SB Public Library • Free • McKenzie Park • 10:30am-12pm Tu, 4/13. STORYWALK EN EL PARQUE

Disfruta de libros ilustrados y actividades al aire libre • Biblioteca pública SB • Gratis • Parque McKenzie • 10:30 am-12pm martes, 4/13. VIRTUAL PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

With Cooking A to Z • SB Public Library • Free • https://tinyurl.com/wafv9mjy • 10:3011am Tu, 4/13. HORA DE CUENTOS VIRTUAL - PREESCOLAR

Cocinar de la A a la Z • Biblioteca pública SB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/wafv9mjy • 10:30-11am martes, 4/13.


Heumann • UCSB Multicultural Center • Free • https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu • 4pm Tu, 4/13.


la defensora Judith Heumann • UCSB Multicultural Center • Gratis • https://mcc. sa.ucsb.edu • 4pm martes, 4/13. VIRTUAL SPANISH CONVERSATION GROUP INTERMEDIATE • Practice Spanish language

in a natural way • SB Public Library • Free • www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/default.asp • 4:30-5:30pm Tu. GRUPO VIRTUAL DE CONVERSACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL – INTERMEDIO • Practica el idioma

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


Featuring health psychologist and author Kelly McGonigal • UCSB Arts & Lectures • $10 general admission, free UCSB students • https://tinyurl.com/9ncdew9v • 5pm Tu, 4/13. EVENTO VIRTUAL DE VISITAS A DOMICILIO

Presentando a la psicóloga de la salud y autora Kelly McGonigal • UCSB Arts & Lectures • $10 de admisión general, gratis para estudiantes de UCSB • https://tinyurl. com/9ncdew9v • 5pm martes, 4/13.


With author Bonnie Tsui and television producer Caitlin Roper • Chaucer’s Books • Free • https://tinyurl.com/3asvk4au • 5:30pm Tu, 4/13. LANZAMIENTO DEL LIBRO POR QUÉ NADAMOS: Con la autora Bonnie Tsui y la

productora de televisión Caitlin Roper • Chaucer’s Books • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/3asvk4au • 5:30pm martes, 4/13.


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

Wednesday • miércoles4.14.21 CHILDREN | NIÑOS STORYWALK IN THE PARK • Enjoy picture

books and activities outside • SB Public Library • Free • Parque De Los Niños • 2-3:30pm We, 4/14. STORYWALK EN EL PARQUE • Disfruta de libros ilustrados y actividades al aire libre • Biblioteca pública SB • Gratis • Parque De Los Niños • 2-3:30pm miércoles, 4/14. MIXED UP ANIMAL TAILS CHILDREN’S ART WORKSHOP • Explore Ecology • Free-$15

Program • Free • 1-805-928-5663 or www.CentralCoastSeniors.org • 1pm We, 4/14.

https://tinyurl.com/uyad63wv • 1-2pm Th, 4/15.


ECONOMY OF THE CHUMASH: SHELL BEAD MONEY • Conversation with a curator • SB

de asesoramiento y defensa de seguros médicos • Gratis • 1-805-928-5663 o www.CentralCoastSeniors.org • 1pm miércoles, 4/14.


Wildling Museum • Suggested $5 donation • https://tinyurl.com/ns8h7w86 • 4-5pm We, 4/14.


presentación virtual • Museo Wildling • Donación sugerida de $5 • https://tinyurl. com/ns8h7w86 • 4-5pm miércoles, 4/14.


language learners • Free • www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/default.asp • 4:30-5:30pm We. GRUPO DE CONVERSACIÓN VIRTUAL EN INGLÉS DE LA BIBLIOTECA PÚBLICA DE SB:

para todos los estudiantes del idioma inglés • Gratis • www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/default.asp • 4:30-5:30pm los miércoles. VIRTUAL AUTHOR DISCUSSION with James Salzman • Chaucer’s Books • Free • https://tinyurl.com/36cdc9v2 • 6pm We, 4/14. DISCUSIÓN DE AUTOR VIRTUAL con James Salzman • Chaucer’s Books • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/36cdc9v2 • 6pm miércoles, 4/14.


Free documentary screening • UCSB Multicultural Center • https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu/ • 6pm We, 4/14. CRIP CAMP: UNA REVOLUCIÓN DE LA DISCAPACIDAD • Proyección de

documentales gratis • UCSB Multicultural Center • https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu/ • 6pm miércoles, 4/14.

Thursday • jueves 4.15.21

• https://tinyurl.com/3fnfhbmz • 3pm We, 4/14.



and their caregivers • SB Public Library • Free • Alameda Park • 10:30-11am Th, 4/15. MÚSICA Y MOVIMIENTO • Clase para niños y sus cuidadores • Biblioteca pública SB • Gratis • Parque Alameda • 10:30-11am jueves, 4/15. BABY AND ME • Focuses on developing babies’ pre-literacy skills • SB Public Library • Free • Alameda Park • 11:15-11:45am Th, 4/15. BEBÉ Y YO • Se enfoca en el desarrollo de las habilidades previas a la alfabetización de los bebés • Biblioteca pública SB • Gratis • Parque Alameda • 11:15-11:45am jueves, 4/15.

Gratis-$15 • https://tinyurl.com/3fnfhbmz • 3pm miércoles, 4/14.


Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT • Class for children

Museum of Natural History • Free • https://tinyurl.com/45yxaph7 • 5pm Th, 4/15.


un curador • Museo de Historia Natural SB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/45yxaph7 • 5pm jueves, 4/15. LAND OF MILK AND “HONEY” • Professor Katie Hinde speaks to gender and sexual harassment during fieldwork • UCSB • Free • https://tinyurl.com/z6dfpr55 • 9am Th, 4/15. TIERRA DE LECHE Y “MIEL” • La profesora Katie Hinde habla sobre género y acoso sexual durante el trabajo de campo • UCSB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/z6dfpr55 • 9am jueves, 4/15. WRITING FROM HOME • On memoir, taught by author Nora Gallagher • SB Museum of Art • Free • https://tinyurl.com/5fey5a5h • 5:30pm Th, 4/15. ESCRIBIENDO DESDE CASA • Sobre las memorias, impartidas por la autora Nora Gallagher • Museo de Arte de SB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/5fey5a5h • 5:30pm jueves, 4/15. MOUTHS OF RAIN - AN ANTHOLOGY OF BLACK LESBIAN THOUGHT

Presented by Briona Jones • UCSB Multicultural Center • Free • https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu • 6pm Th, 4/15.


Presentado por Briona Jones • UCSB Multicultural Center • Gratis • https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu • 6pm jueves, 4/15. ARTHUR BEAUMONT - ART OF THE SEA:

Presented by Geoffrey Beaumont • SB Maritime Museum • Free, donations welcome • https://tinyurl.com/d88v6zce • 7pm Th, 4/15. ARTHUR BEAUMONT - ARTE DEL MAR:

Presentado por Geoffrey Beaumont • Museo Marítimo SB • Gratis, se aceptan donaciones • https://tinyurl.com/d88v6zce • 7pm jueves, 4/15.

MOVIES & THEATRE | CINE Y TEATRO AN ILIAD • A virtual reimagining of

Homer performed live • Ensemble Theatre Company • $30 • https://tinyurl.com/a82rpymu • 5pm Th, 4/15, additional performances through 4/18. AN ILIAD • Una reinvención virtual de Homer en vivo • Ensemble Theatre Company • $30 • https://tinyurl.com/a82rpymu • 5pm jueves, 4/15, presentaciones adicionales hasta 4/18.



LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES CARING FOR CHILDREN WISELY • Boosting Math and Science Skills for School Readiness • SB Public Library • Free • https://tinyurl.com/uyad63wv • 1-2pm Th, 4/15 (espanol). CUIDANDO NIÑOS SABIAMENTE

Impulsando las habilidades en matemáticas y ciencias para la preparación escolar • SB Public Library • Free •

Evento virtual de visitas a domicilio - Jane Goodall UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures te invita a escuchar a la renombrada primatóloga y conservacionista Jane Goodall mientras habla sobre cómo “La esperanza impulsa un mundo mejor” a las 11am el sábado, 10 de abril. Fundadora del Instituto Jane Goodall y Mensajera de la Paz de la ONU, Goodall está compartiendo actualmente un mensaje de esperanza y cambio frente al cambio climático a través de su popular podcast Hopecast. Goodall hablará con Catherine Remak de K-LITE 101.7 FM, seguido de una sesión de preguntas y respuestas. Los boletos son gratuitos para los estudiantes de UCSB y $10 para la admisión general. Regístrate en https://artsandlectures.ucsb.edu. CHAR…THE NO-MAN’S ISLAND

Writer/director Sourav Sarangi to discuss this 2012 documentary • Carsey-Wolf Center • Free • https://tinyurl.com/4zcekurn • 7pm Th, 4/15. CHAR ... LA ISLA DE NADIE • El escritor / director Sourav Sarangi hablará sobre este documental de 2012 • Centro Carsey-Wolf • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/4zcekurn • 7pm jueves, 4/15. LITTLE MERMAID BILINGUAL VIDEO SERIES

5 short dance education videos • State Street Ballet • Free • www.youtube.com/c/StateStreetBallet • Released 4/15 online. SERIE DE VIDEOS BILINGÜES DE LA SIRENITA

5 videos cortos de educación sobre danza • State Street Ballet • Gratis • www.youtube. com/c/StateStreetBallet • Publicado el 15 de abril en línea.

MUSIC | MÚSICA RANKY TANKY • A virtual concert and

Q&A • UCSB Arts & Lectures • $10 general admission, free UCSB students • https://tinyurl.com/u33mbz8v • 5pm Th, 4/15. RANKY TANKY • Un concierto virtual y sesión de preguntas y respuestas • Artes y conferencias de UCSB • Entrada general de $10, gratis para estudiantes de UCSB • https://tinyurl.com/u33mbz8v • 5pm jueves, 4/15.



Disfruta de libros ilustrados y actividades al aire libre • Biblioteca pública de SB • Gratis • Proyecto para niños Carpinteria • 3:30-5pm jueves, 4/15.

House Calls Virtual Event - Jane Goodall UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures invites you to listen to renowned primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall as she speaks to how “Hope Fuels a Better World” at 11am Saturday, April 10th. Founder of The Jane Goodall Institute and a UN Messenger of Peace, Goodall is currently sharing a message of hope and change in the face of climate change through her popular Hopecast podcast. Goodall will speak with Catherine Remak of K-LITE 101.7 FM, followed by a Q&A. Tickets are free for UCSB students and $10 for general admission. Register at HYPERLINK “https://artsandlectures.ucsb.edu/”https://artsandlectures.ucsb.edu.

Friday • viernes 4.16.21

Enjoy picture books and activities outside • SB Public Library • Free • Carpinteria Children’s Project • 3:30-5pm Th, 4/15.

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Novelist Mohsin Hamid to speak with Pico Iyer • UCSB Arts & Lectures • $10 general admission, free UCSB students • https://tinyurl.com/9rwhcy36 • 7pm Fr, 4/16. EVENTO VIRTUAL DE VISITAS A DOMICILIO

El novelista Mohsin Hamid hablará con Pico Iyer • UCSB Arts & Lectures • $10 de admisión general, gratis para estudiantes de UCSB • https://tinyurl.com/9rwhcy36 • 7pm viernes, 4/16.


zines • SB Public Library • Free • https://tinyurl.com/fhrxts67 • 10:30am-12pm Sa, 4/17.


centrado en fanzines • Biblioteca pública SB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/fhrxts67 • 10:30am-12pm sábado, 4/17. YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

Online training for educators, family, and caregivers • Be the Difference SB • Free • https://bethedifferencesb.org • 9am-2pm Sa, 4/17. PRIMEROS AUXILIOS PARA LA SALUD MENTAL DE LOS JÓVENES

Capacitación en línea para educadores, familias y cuidadores • Be the Difference SB • Gratis • https://bethedifferencesb.org • 9am2pm sábado, 4/17.


Virtual performance featuring music of Aaron Copland • Santa Barbara Symphony • $65 • https://thesymphony.org • 7pm Sa, 4/17. FANFARRIA PARA EL HOMBRE COMÚN

Una presentación virtual con música de Aaron Copland • Sinfónica de Santa Bárbara • $65 • https://thesymphony.org • 7pm sábado, 4/17.https://tinyurl.com/w9umesaz


Virtual performance • Ventura Music Festival • Free • https://tinyurl.com/thf9e8t8 • 3pm Su, 4/18. IRVING BERLÍN DE MICHAEL FEINSTEIN

Presentación virtual • Festival de Música de Ventura • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/thf9e8t8 • 3pm domingo, 4/18.


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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 / 11 AM Pacific (Note new 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

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Additional support for Jane Goodall 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

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

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There’s So Much Happening...

There’s still time to Enroll in Summer Camp!

40 PERCENT OF SUMMER CAMPS ARE BOOKED in Santa Barbara, but there is still plenty of room and a wide variety of options to have the kids involved with athletics, nature, science, and more.


SBC COVID-19 Status

Santa Barbara County stays in the red tier, Ventura goes to Orange. Demographic information shows college-age cases still up.

First Responders

It’s still too short for trucks...

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Even with many signs up indicating this exit has a lower than normal height limit, another TRUCK GOT STUCK earlier today in Santa Barbara by the bird refuge. It’s Los Patos Way - and another quirk - it does not have a sign up with the name.

Rites of Spring

New Retail Cannabis Locations

After weeks of public input and review Santa Barbara County releases preliminary information on FIVE NEW CANNABIS RETAIL LOCATIONS. (The Orcutt area site is held up in court). Among them: Santa Claus Lane, Pardall Rd. and far end of State Street in Noleta (Goleta Valley.) http://cannabis.countyofsb.org/retail.sbc

April 3rd: It took an hour to bring this 1am fire under control. Bath St. at Montecito St. VEGETATION FIRE into a business shed. Cause unknown. Train traffic just resumed after a stop for firefighter safety. Overhaul will be extensive. Santa Barbara City Fire and police on scene. Hearing two arrests have been made – arson and drug charges expected to be filed after the early morning Santa Barbara fire along the train tracks at the Bath St. dead end. A homeless camp was at the point of origin. Specific cause under investigation.

EASTER and SPRINGTIME images throughout Santa Barbara are helping give this a sense of being a renewed time of year, religiously and (soon?) postCOVID.

April 2nd: At gunpoint, one person is arrested after an early morning break-in at the DIRECT RELIEF building. Santa Barbara Police and Airport patrol had multiple units on scene. This is on airport district property 6100 Wallace Becknell Road (off Hollister).

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Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Breakout Performers Honored Virtually - The 2021 Virtuosos

being a deaf substance-abusing rock and roller. He said, “Making the film was mind blowing. REATING A SPLASH IN THIS PANDEMIC-DRIVEN YEAR in film Like Christmas really, it was really beautiful. acting, the dynamic awardees for The I had to learn not only drumming but ASL, American Sign Language. Virtuosos Tribute, Our film has been responsive presented by UGG® are an to the addiction-recovery extremely diverse group community as well.” of performers. They came The delightful Bulgarian together on Saturday, April actress Maria Bakalova, 3rd for a far-reaching and who played the daughter in exciting night. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Most of the audience had displayed her ever positive caught these films during and can-do attitude that streaming experiences, carried her through some making it, for some, an offespecially challenging scenes kilter year. But the quality in this satirical comedy mixed of performances was high, with reality show qualities. regardless of the challenges. It was by chance she was The awards took place at cast and worked closely with 6pm, but awardees beamed Sacha Baron Cohen, who in from zones all over the starred-in this Borat sequel. world, depending on where She held her own ground and they and their computers then some and is nominated had landed. For many years for a Best Supporting Actress running, the event had been honor this season. She also moderated by Dave Karger, won Best Supporting Actress the congenial and informed Andra Day as Billie Holiday from the New York Film host at the Turner Classic Critics Circle. She revealed, “I could relate to Movies channel. This illustrious group of eight her, my naive character, someone with huge actors included Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal), heart and big dreams and my duty was to be Maria Bakalova as convincing. As an (Borat Subsequent actress, you want to Moviefilm), Kingsley explore more things, Ben-Adir (One you should risk.” Night in Miami), Next up, Kingsley Andra Day (The Ben-Adir appeared, United States vs. Billie who played the Holiday), Sidney historical figure Flanigan (Never Malcolm X in One Rarely Sometimes Night in Miami directed Always), Vanessa by the award-winning Sidney Flanigan in Never Rarely Sometimes Always Kirby (Pieces of a actress and filmmaker Woman), Tahar Rahim (The Mauritanian), and Regina King. His intense performance was Zendaya (Malcolm & Marie). a whirlwind of energy bringing a dynamic Given the caliber of these fine performers, quality to the film the award about the different presentation directions taken was bound to be in the African one of the key American struggles evenings of this in the 1960s. From 36th edition of the Britain, he is an film festival. What accomplished these performances young stage actor had in common and looking was a gripping forward to an intensity, revolving expanded career in and around in films. He historical figures mentioned, “This or characters in the was a unique take midst of conflict on Malcom X and with the darker I had to uncover in aspects of human text what I needed, trauma. As a result, but Director Regina the conversations Borat with Maria Bakalova gave me courage to were gripping. The take this on. ” host imbued the discussions with a rapid-fire Andra Day followed, who is a singer, and pacing on the eight career trajectories of these her debut role in films was 2020’s The United emerging talents. One by one, the performers States vs. Billie Holiday, a look back at drama were interviewed by Karger and a key clip from behind the scenes of the ground-breaking jazz their respective movies was shown. Virtually presented, there were very few technical glitches vocalist Billie Holiday. She looks like Billie Holiday and was able to technically capture and the tech team deserves credit for stitching the gravely vocal qualities and phrasing of that the complexities together. historical artist. According to Day, “I had to Riz Ahmed from the (Sound of Metal) overcome my terror at taking this icon on, and showed how intensely wrought his character with director Lee Daniels, we made a leap of was, struggling against a sea of challenges, faith, and I have to admit the emotional and By Robert F. Adams / Special to VOICE

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Jody Foster in an intense drama about injustice physical challenges, especially through the tone and imprisonment at the Guantanamo Bay and phrasing of the songs. I sing through my chest, Billie sang through her head, and the keys detention camp. In the role, he stated, “I went were breath and muscle memory. Billie was also through rough things to prepare, a strict diet, research on torture, and I was nervous on the someone fighting for equality.” actual shoot, even Spellbinding scared. I went as far in every way, the as I could to create next beamed-in a sense of terror, performer was and every moment the young singerwith Jody Foster was songwriter Sidney subtle and real.” Flanigan, who The next provided a heartinterview was breaking portrayal reserved for the as a sexually abused absorbing and figure in Never gorgeous Zendaya Rarely Sometimes for Malcolm & Always, the winner Marie, a noteworthy of the grand jury relationship drama prize at the Berlin Kingsley Ben-Adir in One Night in Miami project born out Film Festival and a of the pandemic and co-starring John David special jury prize at last year’s Sundance Film Washington. According to Zendaya, “Our film Festival. She won the New York Film Critic’s shows the fate of a relationship, started with a Best Actress award for her work. Intelligent germ of an idea. The role was written for me, and down to earth, the actor mentioned “The I feel spoiled, but we put all of our heart into film is important, carrying a lot of weight, and the project. We based on inherent were able to make and generational it, then sell it, trauma.” and felt free to Following experiment.” this, an interview The with Vanessa interviews Kirby from Pieces were followed of a Woman was by cheerful held revealing questions from the outstanding Karger about personality and their favorite commitment of Vanessa Kirby in Pieces of a Woman movies of last this young actress. year and created some interplay between the In the film, her scenes are of the variety that actors. The presentation wrapped up, garnering you can’t look away and are intensely shot. She interest in the films they appeared in mostly remembered,“I loved listening to everyone so available by streaming. much, but I was worried about a scene with Prior Virtuosos honorees have included Ellen Burstyn. The scene became the pressure Chadwick Boseman, Florence Pugh, valve release where we tear into each other, Awkwafina, Cynthia Erivo, Beanie Feldstein, and we let go, gave each other permission. The birth scene was terrifying and mind blowing…I Aldis Hodge, George MacKay, Thomasin McKenzie, John David Washington, Steven was influenced by Tres Colors Blue with Juliet Yeun, Daniel Kaluuya, Mahershala Ali, Binoche and the actress Gena Rowland’s Timothée Chalamet, Viola Davis, Brie Larson, wildness and ferocity.” and Saoirse Ronan, among others. Tahar Rahim from The Mauritanian appeared, live broadcast from across the world Robert F. Adams, a Santa Barbara landscape in Dubai. He is a charismatic and energetic architect, is a graduate of UCLA’s School of Theatre young French actor who first gained attention and Film, as well as Cal Poly. He has served on the film selection committees for the Aspen Film Fest and in the international thriller The Prophet in the SB International Film Festival. 2009. In The Mauritanian, he co-stars with Email him at robert@earthknower.com.


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The Theatre Group at Santa Barbara City College

SBCC Stories: Chapter 1: Friends and Family Review by Alex Henteloff / Special to VOICE


BCC STORIES: CHAPTER 1, FRIENDS AND FAMILY, is a set of stories by SBCC students, faculty, and staff and told by the authors, with actors performing the last two stories. It is the first of three performances all now available from The Theatre Groups at Santa Barbara City College through April 17th. The story line-up included: “Richard” by Paloma Espino is a rich journey where she meets Richard, who has lived on a boat in the harbor for 20 years, but whose body has failed him. Paloma finds him and moves him to where he’ll be for the rest of his life. She visits daily, becoming his friend and hearing intimate tales of his life, including the tragedy of his daughter’s early death. Over the next few months, as his health fails, their bond deepens and she continues to always say, “I love you, Richard.” At the end, he says, “I love you, too.”

“A Song for Mom” by Becky Saffold. Learning to play piano at age 58 so she could surprise her mom on her 90th birthday by playing and singing Sentimental Journey was a great challenge for Becky. Practice was supposed to take 15 minutes a day, five days a week; but she struggled through one hour per day and seven days per week, and then failed to play it in class. At the party, Becky asked all there to join in and she played and they all sang beautifully. It was a joyous finale to her mom’s life. “My Arms” by Laura Kenig are the memories of her daughter’s life. Rich, heartfelt, strong, and tender, this is a joyful, treasured look a motherhood. “My Friend Sam” by Kyndra Gedney tells of friendship from childhood into adulthood that goes from loving to breaking because of drugs with Kyndra unable to reach back to Sam until it’s too late. It’s a very strong story. “Quiet” by Lois Phillips walks us through her encounter with her father’s new wife, Irene. From wistful goings on with her children, four and nine, to the unpleasant dinner at a posh restaurant, Lois holds it together until Irene toasts and Lois reaches for her glass and spills her wine. Her daughter looks at Irene


“Meeka” by Scout Wilkins is an utterly delightful story told as a delightful tale of her purchases of stuffed chickens. Starting with one hen, back to the store after closing time and going in to buy two more chicks! Then, she and her traveling companion Marianne went off on their adventure. They went to the Idaho Potato Museum-with the chicks-and were thrown out after 15 minutes. Several years later, Scout and Meeka are happily seeing their on-line site of ‘chickens’ a successful venture. “Memory” by Stuart Orenstein recounts surgery from his birth that cut open his abdomen and started his life battling the angel of death. But he was saved by a Jewish tradition of adding the names of deceased relatives so the angel could not find him! “Grateful” by John Behring and presented by Julie Norin Fox. Late August, hot and raining. Mom, Bonnie, sat in her chair, her husband’s chair, with memories. She was grateful in her small Arizona home. Then this former 5’9” beauty slowly got up and out of the house. Outside, she closed her eyes and was freed from her pain. She heard the rain and, overcome with joy, started to dance. Slowly she sank to the ground baptized by the raindrops and thought of her husband and children and the pain was gone. Then, time stopped; she was free. The stories were sensitively Directed by Maggie Mixsell and the Museum-like Scenic Design by Patricia L. Frank was superb, as was Ben Crop’s Sound Design. SBCC Stories is playing online at SBCC through April 17th. For tickets ($5 to $10) visit www.theatregroupsbcc.com/shows Alex Henteloff, a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with over 40 years experience in the theatre, has spent most of his professional career as an actor. Email him at papaalex@verizon.net.

SBCC THEATRE ARTS DEPARTMENT Stories written and performed by members of the SBCC Community; students, staff and faculty. Presented in 3 different chapters.

and says “You’re not my real grandma! I want my real grandma!” Lois gathers herself up to leave saying, “I’m so sorry,” and heads for the exit, her kids following quickly behind. They drive home quietly. Nothing needed to be said.




Gullah Music of the Carolina Coast

Ranky Tanky Thu, Apr 15 / 5 PM Pacific $10 / UCSB students: FREE! (UCSB student registration required)

Winner of the 2020 Grammy for Best Regional Roots Music Album, Ranky Tanky is a dynamo quintet with an inspired take on the soulful songs of South Carolina’s Gullah culture.

The Father of Environmental Justice

Dr. Robert Bullard The Quest for Environmental and Racial Justice Wed, Apr 21 / 5 PM Pacific $10 / UCSB students: FREE! (UCSB student registration required)

With more than four decades of action advocating for racial equality and fair environmental and urban planning, Dr. Robert Bullard is widely considered the father of the environmental justice movement. Dr. Robert Bullard presented in association with the Central Coast Climate Justice Network, Community Environmental Council, UCSB Bren School for Environmental Science & Management and UCSB Environmental Studies

Lead Sponsors: Marcy Carsey, Connie Frank & Evan Thompson, Patty & John MacFarlane, Sara Miller McCune, Santa Barbara Foundation, Lynda Weinman & Bruce Heavin, Dick Wolf, and Zegar Family Foundation UC Santa Barbara Campus Partners: Department of Black Studies Center for Black Studies Research Division of Social Sciences Division of Humanities and Fine Arts Division of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences Division of Student Affairs Gevirtz Graduate School of Education Graduate Division Bren School for Environmental Science & Management

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New Engines Allow for Clean Rides on the Condor Express


By Sigrid Toye, Special to VOICE

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ASTER IS NOW IN OUR REAR VIEW MIRROR, with egg salad sandwiches as a reminder of the festive weekend. The spring-like weather, although a little on the chilly side, brought a bevy of visitors to the restaurants along the harbor walkway, Stearns Wharf, and Cabrillo Boulevard. In a word, Business was booming! It was much like the Before Days and, from the outside, who would have guessed that a year’s hiatus has been upon us? That said, not all of us were Rip Van Winkle stacking Zzz’s under a tree for those many months. Much was happening behind the scenes all over town and in the harbor community: Roofs repaired, gardens re-imagined, garages and storerooms cleaned, cars replaced … well, you get the idea! One of the most prominent boats in the harbor, the beloved and world renowned Condor Express, is another example of the serious work in progress during the Coronavirus pandemic slowdown. Owner Hiroko Benko decided to take advantage of the enforced pause to replace the Condor Express’s original four engines. The whale watching craft, originally built in 2002, was essentially destroyed and rebuilt after a disastrous fire in 2013. The engines, however, escaped damage and remained completely functional. The 100 ton 74 foot catamaran was preparing under the Clean Air Act to meet the current updated environmental requirements to be completed within the year to come. The quiet months of the pandemic seemed the ideal time to beat the deadline and install four new $150,000 oneand-half-ton engines made by the Swedish company, Scania, part of the Volkswagen group. Out of commission for a period of three months, the Condor Express found a temporary home in the Ventura Boatyard where the engine installation took place. And what a project it was! The result, however, is spectacular… and in complete compliance with the Clean Air Act. “Environmentally not only are these Hiroko Benko engines cost-effective because they burn far less diesel fuel, but they are very low emissions so you don’t have dirty air coming out of the boat,” stated Captain Dave Beezer on the Condor’s website. “We have a lot of speed so we can get further out to see the whales and cover more distance, so it is really a win-win situation.” During this uncertain time, the idea of survival is of primary importance. Whether it be personal health, sustaining our businesses, continuing to keep the venues in Santa Barbara viable and functioning becomes an issue of major importance. The Condor Express is certainly an example of an entity that could be considered the ultimate survivor. Not to mention its owner, my friend Hiroko Benko! Within two days of the passing of her husband, Fred Benko, their beloved craft caught fire early in the morning in March of 2013. Hiroko, while still trying to process the change in her life that was brought about by the death of her husband, had to deal instantly with the damage and repairs needed to keep the Condor Express afloat. Additionally, she had to continue on in her husband’s place as business owner and keeper of the legacy Fred left to the community. There was little time for mourning. The Condor Express was taken to the Ventura Boatyard for a four month stay for reconstruction. Rather then leaving their harbor slip empty, Hiroko engaged an older, smaller version of the Condor located in San Diego harbor to take the place of the whale watcher and to serve as a fishing boat for tourists and fishermen. Upon the Condor Express’s return to Santa Barbara, prosperity returned in large part to a dedicated and loyal group of crew members, local residents, and visitors. “In thinking of that period in my life,” Hiroko recalled, “the kindness and support of the entire community is what I most remember. Living here in Santa Barbara is indeed special. The outpouring of love is something for which I am grateful and continue to be throughout our latest upgrade.” Despite COVID restrictions which allow only a fraction of Condor Express’s full capacity of 149, if last weekend was an example, the vessel hosted the maximum allowable group of sightseers enjoying views of gray and humpback whales, dolphins, and the beautiful sights off the Santa Barbara coastline. Fair winds and smooth seas to Hiroko Benko, the mighty Condor Express, and its The Condor Express Crew hardworking crew!

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



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Government Meetings • Reuniones gubernamentales City of SB Planning Commission Meeting • 1pm Thurs, April 8th. Learn more/attend https://tinyurl.com/y7f9y6bx

Reunión de la Comisión de Planificación de la Ciudad de SB • 1pm jueves 8 de abril. Conoce más / asiste de forma virtual en https://tinyurl.com/y7f9y6bx

Montecito Board of Architectural Review Meeting • 1pm Thurs, April 8th. Agenda to be posted https://tinyurl.com/uaywfsj6 Reunión de Revisión de la Junta de Arquitectura de Montecito • 1pm jueves, 8 de abril. La agenda se publicará en https://tinyurl.com/uaywfsj6 Central Board of Architectural Review Meeting • 9am Fri, April 9th. Agenda to be posted https://tinyurl.com/uaywfsj6

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SB County Board of Supervisors Budget Workshop • 9am Wed, April 14th. Learn more/attend www. countyofsb.org/bos Taller de presupuesto de la Junta de Supervisores del Condado de SB • 9am miércoles, 14 de abril. Obtén más información / asiste de forma virtual en www.countyofsb.org/bos County of SB County Planning Commission Meeting • 9am Wed, April 14th. Agenda to be posted https://tinyurl.com/uaywfsj6 Reunión de la Comisión de Planificación del Condado de SB • 9am miércoles, 14 de abril. La agenda se publicará en https://tinyurl.com/uaywfsj6 City of SB Historic Landmarks Commission consent agenda review • 11am Wed, April 14th. Learn more/attend https://tinyurl.com/44u64m5z Revisión de la agenda de consentimiento de la Comisión de Monumentos Históricos de la Ciudad de SB • 11am miércoles, 14 de abril. Obtén más información / asiste de forma virtual en https://tinyurl.com/44u64m5z City of SB Historic Landmarks Commission Meeting • 1:30pm Wed, April 14th. Learn more/attend https://tinyurl.com/44u64m5z Reunión de la Comisión de Monumentos Históricos de la Ciudad de SB • 1:30pm miércoles, 14 de abril. Obtén más información / asiste de forma virtual en https://tinyurl.com/44u64m5z City of SB Planning Commission Meeting • 1pm Thurs, April 15th. Learn more/attend https://tinyurl.com/y36987dv Reunión de la Comisión de Planificación de la Ciudad de SB • 1pm jueves, 15 de abril. Obtén más información / asiste de forma virtual en https://tinyurl.com/y36987dv County of SB Planning and Development Department Special Problems Committee Meeting • 1:30pm Thurs, April 15th. Agenda to be posted https://tinyurl.com/uaywfsj6 Reunión del Comité de Problemas Especiales del Departamento de Planificación y Desarrollo del Condado de SB • 1:30pm jueves, 15 de abril. La agenda se publicará en https://tinyurl.com/uaywfsj6 City of SB Harbor Commission Meeting • 6:30pm Thurs, April 15th. Learn more/attend https://tinyurl.com/9rjhmeuk Reunión de la Comisión del Puerto de la Ciudad de SB • 6:30pm jueves, 15 de abril. Obtén más información / asiste de forma virtual en https://tinyurl.com/9rjhmeuk

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It’s National Poetry Month and Santa Barbara will Name a New Poet Laureate - Emma Trelles


TEPPING INTO LINE WITH A GROWING NUMBER OF MUCH LOVED AND RESPECTED LOCAL POET LAUREATES, Emma Trelles has been selected to serve as the City of Santa Barbara’s next Poet Laureate. Trelles will commence a two-year term on Tuesday, April 13th when she receives the city’s Poetry Month Proclamation. She succeeds Laure-Anne Bosselaar, who has served as the City’s Poet Laureate since 2019. Trelles is the daughter of Cuban immigrants and the author of Tropicalia, published by University of Notre Dame Press, which won the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize, the first book prize to be awarded to a Latinx poet living and writing in the U.S. The Poet Laureate program was established in 2005 by the City of Santa Barbara. The honorary position actively participates in ceremonial, educational, and cultural activities in the community. “Our city’s Poet Laureate position speaks right to the heart of our community,” observed Santa Barbara Mayor Cathy Murillo. Trelles’ work has been published widely and anthologized in publications such as Best American Poetry and Best of the Net. Trelles has presented her poems across the country and received fellowships from CantoMundo and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. She is currently writing her third collection of poems, Courage and the Clock. Trelles teaches composition and creative writing at Santa Barbara City College. Since 2014, she has curated the Mission Emma Trelles Poetry Series, featuring Latinx and diverse poets from Santa Barbara, throughout California, and as far away as El Salvador. “Throughout my work curating, teaching, and writing poetry, I’ve also been committed to how my role as a poet can bring people together,” said Trelles. As the official “Home of the Poet Laureate,” the Santa Barbara Public Library is a major partner, along with the City of Santa Barbara and the SB County Office of Arts & Culture, in stewardship of the program. “Santa Barbara Public Library is honored to continue to work with the Santa Barbara Poet Laureate to celebrate poetry in our community and make the literary arts more accessible to all,” added Library Director Jessica Cadiente. Poets Laureate have had the dual task of celebrating joyous occasions in the city as well as supporting community efforts for resilience and recovery. According to Bosselaar, “There’s a poet in all of us — it is essential to remember that, especially during these times of isolation and self-quarantine. So, let’s continue to celebrate those poets among us in our special Santa Barbara community: poets young and old, from all backgrounds and origins, for poetry offers us the skill and capacity to sing about us all!” Watch for more on Trelles and her work later this month in Richard Jarrette’s Poetic Voice column. www.sbac.ca.gov / www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/default.asp

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By Kwame Dawes, Professor, University of Nebraska

HAVE HEARD SO MANY POETS SAY that they feel like outcasts, until they meet other outcasts and dreamers, people who seem to feel like them, and suddenly they feel affirmed in their difference, and, as it turns out, their place in community. It is likely what Safiya Sinclair means in her elegant poem, The Ragged and the Beautiful published in the always engaging “immigrant and refugee” journal, The Bare Life Review, when she declares being “strange/ and unbelonging” as, being, at the same time, “perfectly” beautiful. The Ragged and the Beautiful By Safiya Sinclair

Doubt is a storming bull, crashing through the blue-wide windows of myself. Here in the heart of my heart where it never stops raining, I am an outsider looking in. But in the garden of my good days, no body is wrong. Here every flower grows ragged and sideways and always beautiful. We bloom with the outcasts, our soon-to-be sunlit, we dreamers. We are strange and unbelonging. Yes. We are just enough of ourselves to catch the wind in our feathers, and fly so perfectly away. American Life In Poetry does not accept unsolicited submissions. American Life in Poetry is made possible by The Poetry Foundation (www.poetryfoundation.org), publisher of Poetry magazine. It is also supported by the Department of English at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Poem copyright ©2018 by Safiya Sinclair, The Ragged and The Beautiful from The Bare Life Review: A Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Literature, (The Bare Life Review, 2018). Poem reprinted by permission of Safiya Sinclair and the publisher. Introduction copyright ©2021 by The Poetry Foundation. The introduction’s author, Kwame Dawes, is George W. Holmes Professor of English and Glenna Luschei Editor of Prairie Schooner at the University of Nebraska.


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March Employment Augers A Roaring 2020’s By Harlan Green / Special to VOICE


T MAY BE DIFFICULT FOR NAYSAYERS TO FIND FAULT with the March unemployment report, even if they believe that too much aid is going into social programs, when 916,000 new nonfarm payroll jobs have been added. It looks like March economic data augers a recovery that may lead to a decade of robust growth in the overall economy. Companies are already hiring en masse, in spite of a winter that froze Texas and the record floods and tornadoes that have devastated much of the south. Almost all the sectors are hiring, including a huge jump in the ISM’s Manufacturing Index to a 38-year high of 64.7, which means 65 percent of manufacturing businesses surveyed were expanding. Much of the hiring has come because happy consumers, with an additional $1400 check in their pockets, are dining out and traveling more, but also because the housing market is booming—prompting 110,000 new construction hires in March. The 916,000 new payroll jobs are just the beginning of this hiring boom that must bring back ten million jobs to return to pre-pandemic levels. That is why Biden’s $3 trillion infrastructure spending will be needed as well. So thank goodness for the $5 trillion in recovery aid already raised by congress that is encouraging even restaurants and other leisure services to hire 280,000 new workers, Education and Health 101,000, and Government


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136,000 workers that are just the beginning of what is needed to make this decade this into a decade-long recovery. The official unemployment rate, meanwhile, slipped to six percent from 6.2 percent, the Labor Department said last Friday. Yet the official rate doesn’t capture nearly four million people who lost their jobs last year and aren’t counted in the numbers because they left the labor force. It is also why Consumer confidence surged in March to a one-year high as more Americans were vaccinated and states began to open up for business. The index of consumer confidence shot up to 109.7 this month from a revised 90.4 in February, the Conference Board said last Tuesday. Confidence may be rising because some three million vaccines now administered per day may have 70 percent of American adults vaccinated by July, say the experts. But new variants of COVID-19 are beginning to pop up, which has epidemiologists worried because it’s causing a plateauing of the infection rates at an unacceptably high level, according to the CDC. CDC statistics indicate that 153.6 million doses have been administered. 21.7 percent of the population over 18 is fully vaccinated, and 38.4 percent of the population over 18 has had at least one dose. That is, 99.6 million people have had at least one dose. Infection rates have plateaued because too many variants of COVID-19 are popping up in some states that worry the CDC. Winning the race between the spreading variants and administering enough vaccinations to stop their spread is the key to succeeding. “I think a package that consists of investments in people, investments in infrastructure, will help to create good jobs in the American economy,” testified Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen in congressional hearings last week, “and changes in the tax structure will help to pay for those programs.” Yellen and Fed Chair Jerome Powell said there was no

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this year’s Maltin Modern Master Award.” Maltin is a veteran moderator and a longtime friend of the festival. He often provides a steady presence as an emcee and his questions rarely veer into the personal realm, but as a historian and film expert, his questions are based on behindthe scenes film experiences. Avoiding radioactive personal questions, Maltin is a film professional and his interview reflected that, especially with Murray. Maltin unspooled a collection of film clips throughout the interview, mentioning Murray’s depth of roles in movies including broad comedies such as Meatballs, Caddyshack, Stripes, Ghostbusters, and The Little Shop of Horrors, and more serious fare in Groundhog Day, Ed Wood, and Tootsie with Dustin Hoffman. He also has had quite a career with leading roles in Wes Anderson’s acting ensembles gathered for Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and the animated Isle of Dogs. He will again have another leading role in Wes Anderson’s anticipated comedydrama, The French Dispatch, the release and launch delayed by the current pandemic. Murray seemed straightforward and relaxed as he fielded career-based questions from the host responding with a detached air and appreciating the attention on the subject of his films. While Maltin was speaking from the identified El Encanto Hotel, Murray was beamed from a mysterious location, quipping that he was in some kind of ‘safe house’ for Screen Actors Guild members. This Courtesy Photos

CADEMY AWARD-NOMINATED ACTOR AND COMEDY LEGEND BILL MURRAY was honored on Friday, April 2nd in a live-streamed discussion with moderator Leonard Maltin. It offered an overview of Murray’s longstanding career, where he has constantly taken risks,yet remains as popular as ever, a rare perch for any Hollywood figure.

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One of the highlights of this 36th Festival edition was this altogether rare appearance. Of SBIFF, Maltin mentioned that “after 31 years, the festival is going strong.” About Bill Murray, he shared, “Murray has been taken for granted, but he has carved own path, doing unexpected things. As an actor, his catalogue is second to none and along the way he has gained the respect of the audience. A risk taker, he scores a lot of points, what a variety he has given us and showing us his ingenuity in his career… He is one of a kind, developing a comic persona that’s still as potent as ever, while expanding his reach as an actor with many dazzling and risky stops along the way. I have been a big fan, so it is a privilege and honor to present Bill Murray with

year, Murray has received positive attention for his leading role as the martini-drinking dad Felix in Sofia Coppola’s newest film, On the Rocks, a gentle comedy and has received wide appreciation from film journalists. Murray has gathered Golden Globe and Critics Choice nomination for the role, sharing the movie with actors Rashida Jones and Marlon Wayans. Murray prefaced the evening by stating, “Leonard, I congratulate you for 31 years of doing this [interviews at SBIFF]. I can only imagine how many times you’ve ordered the #16 at La Super Rica. It IS the 16! You gotta’ get it….I’ve had a lot of fun in Santa Barbara. I was always interested in this place.” Murray is the ultimately congenial movie star and can Bill Murray relate to all kinds of people. He seemed genuinely honored by the award, thinking when first approached that it was some kind of memorial for Leonard Maltin. He expressed delight when he found out it was his own tribute. Murray described his co-stars and directors in glowing terms especially Andie MacDowell in Groundhog Day (“she had a spellbinding quality”). About the film collage, Murray said “this is huge fun to watch, like my greatest hits, and the clips included all my best shots in those movies. Believe me, I have worked with the greatest writers and cinematographers in the business.” About his acting start he mentioned, “the more fun I had, the better I did. I started becoming a fan of John Wayne and really appreciating acting in movies.” In Tootsie, he described the set environment and how the professional crew kept it grounded

while the director Sydney Pollack and star Dustin Hoffman were fighting. “Sydney and Dustin went to war every single day,” reminiscing, “it was a great group of people, we knew Tootsie was different and was going to be BIG. It was really about women’s rights, and I always miss that guy (director) Sydney Pollack.” About film acting he mentioned, “Movie making, you have a line that’s funny, but no one laughing until nine months later when it is released.” About Wes Anderson he said, “he knows exactly what he wants to do with his movies, he is exceptionally talented as a storyteller.” At the conclusion of the compelling presentation, Maltin then introduced director Sofia Coppola via a link-up at a probable Northern California location. Coppola worked closely with Murray in the lauded Lost in Translation over a decade ago. With her brother and filmmaker/screenwriter Roman Coppola at her side, she gracefully and formally presented the award to Murray. Murray was touched, honored, and delighted with the award so elegantly handled by the directors of On the Rocks. If the event had been heard live at the Arlington Theatre, you can bet there would have been resounding standing applause for this extraordinary actor who has given film fans so many outstanding moments over five decades. 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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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 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 Adult Studio Art Workshop ~ Drawing • SB Museum of Art • Free • https://tinyurl.com/2hhsybww • 5pm Tu, 4/13 Taller de arte de estudio para adultos ~ Dibujo • Museo

de Arte de SB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/2hhsybww • 5pm martes, 4/13 Artist Talk Featuring Sa’dia Rehman • UCSB American Cultures and Global Contexts Center • Free • https://tinyurl.com/4ecdwdwz • 5pm Th, 4/15 Charla con un Artista Presentando Sa’dia Rehman • Centro de culturas americanas y contextos globales UCSB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/4ecdwdwz • 5pm jueves, 4/15 Decorative Ceramic Stamp Workshop • Clay Studio, 1351 Holiday Hill Rd. • $150 • https://claystudiosb.org • 1-3pm Sa, 4/17 Taller de sellos de cerámica decorativa • Clay Studio, 1351 Holiday Hill Rd. • $150 • https://claystudiosb.org • 1-3pm sábado, 4/17 Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art invites artists to submit to its Tri-County Juried Exhibition by 5pm Thursday, April 15th. Themed “At the Edges,” it is open

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

to artists of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties. The juror will be internationally-acclaimed artist Marcos Ramirez ERRE. Submit ($25 first entry fee, $10 additional entries) ttps://tinyurl.com/4z375tm6 El Museo de Arte Westmont Ridley-Tree invita a los artistas a participar en su Exposición Jurada de los Tres Condados antes de las 5pm del jueves, 15 de abril. Con el tema “En los bordes,” está abierto a artistas de los condados de San Luis Obispo, Santa Bárbara y Ventura. El jurado será el artista de renombre internacional Marcos Ramirez ERRE. Envia (tarifa de la primera entrada de $25, entradas adicionales de $10) a https://tinyurl.com/4z375tm6 Vintage – A Virtual Artists’ Exhibition • Featured artist of the month is Lynette Fryklund • SB Art Works • Free • www.sbartworks.org/vintage • Through 4/29 Vintage: una exposición de artistas virtuales • La artista

EL PRESIDIO DE SANTA BÁRBARA: www.sbthp.org/presidio • 805-965-0093 ELVERHØJ MUSEUM • 805-686-1211 • www.elverhoj.org 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

destacada del mes es Lynette Fryklund • SB Art Works • Gratis • www.sbartworks.org/vintage • Hasta el 4/29 Spring, Sprang, Sprung Virtual Art Show • Featuring 30 local artists • Goleta Valley Art Association • Free • www. thegoletavalleyartassociation.org • Through July 2021 Spring, Sprang, Sprung Exposición de arte virtual • Con 30 artistas locales • Asociación de Arte del Valle de Goleta • Gratis • Hasta julio 2021 • www.thegoletavalleyartassociation.org

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


GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: Sunflowers+Hydrangeas + Happiness ~ Apr 30 • 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 GOLETA VALLEY ART ASSOCIATION: SSpring, Sprang, Sprung Virtual Art Show ~ July • www.thegoletavalleyartassociation.org HOSPICE OF SB, LEIGH BLOCK GALLERY: 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, #100 • Mo-Fr 9-5, By Appt • 805-563-8820 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 MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY & MUSEUM: Disney Training Archive, ~ May 1 • 21 W Anapamu St • We-Su 12-4 • 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 • 12-4 Fr-Su • 865 Linden Av • 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

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PORTICO GALLERY: Notable CA & national artists • Open Daily • 1235 Coast Village Rd • 805-7298454 • www.porticofinearts.com

SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: Elegant Eye ~ June 3 • 10-2 daily • 2375 Foothill Rd • 805-682-4722

THOMAS REYNOLDS GALLERY: The Art of California • Thur-Sat 12-5 & By Appt • www.thomasreynolds.com

SB BOTANIC GARDEN: 10-5 daily • 805-682-4726 • www.sbbg.org

RUTH ELLEN HOAG FINE ART @ GRAYSPACE: Dorothy ChurchillJohnson ~ April 11th • 219 Gray Av • Sat 12-5, or appt • 805-689-0858 • www.grayspaceart.com SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Vintage – A Virtual Artists’ Exhibition • Featured artist Lynette Fryklund ~ 4/29 • 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 • Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri, Sat 12-5; Sun 12-4 • 805-845-4270 • www.santabarbarafineart.com



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

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SANTA BARBARA VISUAL ARTISTS: Spring Virtual Exhibition ~ Spring • www.sbvisualartists.com/springvirtual-gallery.html SILO 118: www.silo118.com SLINGSHOT: AN ALPHA ART FORUM • www.slingshotart.org • 805-770-3878. SOLVANG ANTIQUES FINE ART GALLERY: Contemporary & Vintage Art • 1693 Copenhagen Dr • 805-686-2322 • www.solvangantiques.com

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

SULLIVAN GOSS: AN AMERICAN GALLERY: Real Women ~ Apr 26; Maria Rendon - Rain ~ May 24; Patrick Hall & Lynda Weinman: Kindred Spirits ~ May 24 • 11 E Anapamu St • 805-730-1460 • www.sullivangoss.com

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

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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: Untold: Westmont Graduate Exhibition 2021 ~ May 8 • 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

MICHAELKATE INTERIORS & ART GALLERY: Contemporary Art & Design • 132 Santa Barbara St • Tu-Sat 10-6 • 805-963-1411 MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Exploration + Innovation • 805-770-5000 • www.moxi.org MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SB: Shana Moulton: The Invisible Seventh is the Mystic Column ~ Jul 31 • 653 Paseo Nuevo • www.mcasantabarbara.org MUSEUM OF SENSORY & MOVEMENT EXPERIENCES: La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S Hope Av #F119 • www.seehearmove.com

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

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Art Matters

Art and Hope at The End of The Tunnel


By Edward Goldman, ART Matters

Manfred Müller in his studio

Discover more Art Matters Columns at www.edwardgoldman.com

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

Photos by Edward Goldman

Photo by Edward Goldman

Photo by Edward Goldman

Photo courtesy of the artist via The Hammer Museum

Photo by Edward Goldman

Photo by Edward Goldman

Photo by Edward Goldman

HAT A WEEK IT HAS BEEN! For the first time in many months, I was able to see some of my dear friends. Now that so many of us have received both doses of the vaccine, we were able to exchange safe hugs. Local museums have also begun to open their doors. Step by step. I was lucky to be invited to the Hammer Museum on Friday, the second day that the museum was open to members and the press. Its biennial exhibition Made in L.A. 2020: (a version) was originally set to open in June of 2020. Because of the pandemic, the Hammer remained closed with the exhibition fully installed. Now, almost a year later, the exhibition will be open to the public on April 17th. (The second part of Made in L.A., hosted by The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, is also scheduled to reopen on April 17th. ) The exhibition presents a wide variety of artists working in different mediums. Here are some of my favorite selections. The film by Harmony Holiday (b.1982), God’s Suicide, explores “black male vulnerability as its central subject” through the renowned author James Baldwin, and the artist’s own father, Jimmy Holiday. The film focuses on Baldwin’s rarely acknowledged multiple suicide attempts. Harmony Holiday - a dancer, writer, and experimental film maker - has created a Harmony Holiday, Still from God’s Suicide, 2020 deeply emotional and visually captivating work of art. Trust me, you will be unable to avert your eyes from the screen. I was particularly impressed not only with the selection of artworks in this year’s Made in L.A., but how the artworks are presented. Independent curators Myriam Ben Salah and Lauren Mackler, along with the Hammer’s assistant curator of performance Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi, created conversations and connections between artists and the museum’s space through the engaging way the exhibition was installed. Take this juxtaposition of Reynaldo Rivera’s gigantic black and white photograph with Monica Majoli’s watercolor woodcut prints. Both artists focus on queer culture through different subjects, mediums, and even time periods. Majoli (b.1963) presents Blueboys, named after one of the earliest national gay magazines. Rivera (b.1964), shares selections from his photographic archive of Los Angeles’s queer night club scene of the 1980s and 90s. Figurative paintings by Brandon Landers (b.1985) seem to rise from the wall with their heavily textured surfaces, shaped by the thick application of paint with a palette knife. Most of them are based on memories of his childhood in South Central LA. In many cases, Landers purposefully distorts body proportions, presenting outlandishly large smiles, misshapen heads, and text painted backwards. All above make his characters - literally and figuratively - larger than life... Although Nicola L.’s La Chambre en Fourrure was created in Monica Majoli, Blueboy (Armando) (foreground), 2019. 1969 it holds pace with the most contemporary, experimental Reynaldo Rivera, Performer, Le Bar (background), 1997. art presented in Made in L.A. While living in Paris in the 1960s Nicola L. (b. 1932) began developing her Pénétrables series, sculptures where the viewers were invited to interact with the work by using their own bodies. Take a look at the video (https://tinyurl.com/28w4xpnm) demonstrating the playful way Nicola intended us to engage with her phantasmagorical sculpture. Unfortunately, because of health restrictions, visitors are not allowed to interact with this enticing installation. Lia Halloran in her studio Now I want to give you a peek at the studios of several LA artists I visited last week. Lia Halloran, in her sprawling studio in Eagle Rock, showed me her latest deep blue cyanotypes. She creates these works on paper by painting on semi-transparent film, then placing this film on top of paper coated with lightsensitive emulsion—the film and paper are then exposed to direct sunlight. These magical artworks make you feel that you are travelling through the universe. Across town, in Pasadena, Kate Ingold invited me into her Brandon D. Landers, 1 of 1, 2020 studio to view her latest work. Pictured here is a quilt she has embroidered with gold and indigo threads. Repeated several hundred times across the quilt are the words “not this”, which speak to the apophatic tradition of theology. Mystical in its nature, the apophatic religious practice defines The Divine by only what cannot be said about the “perfect goodness that is God.” This is another example of art inspired by religion, mystery, and words of prayer. Visiting the studio of Manfred Müller in Marina del Rey, I saw hundreds of his sculptural paper works occupying every square inch of wall space. Only a few of these brilliant blue and blood red sculptures are framed, most of them are still waiting for their final touches. Often, when I visit artist’s studios, Kate Ingold, Apophatic Quilt, 2021 it makes me feel that I have the privilege to step into a kitchen where I can observe the chef cooking elaborate meals. The only difference is that instead of tasting and smelling aromas of food, I can inhale the artists “cooking” through my eyes. Upon entering Müller’s studio, brimming with energy and color, one simply wants to stay until Manfred politely kicks you out. My friends, I am looking forward to the days when the pandemic will be completely behind us, and I can invite you to visit the studios of Los Angeles artists as a part of my Fine Art of Art Collecting Class. Stay tuned...

Nicola L., La Chambre en fourrure, 1969/2020

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Sullivan Goss: An American Gallery

A Double Feature for our Minds’ Eye


By Kerry Methner, PhD & Mark Whitehurst, PhD / VOICE

Photos courtesy of Sullivan Goss, Clay Studios, and the Artists

NEW KIND OF WHEEL TURNS THE CLAY OF THESE ARTISTS, challenging the galaxy with the melding of new and ancient arts, as the parched earth opens its arms to Patrick Hall & Lynda Weinman: Kindred Spirits and Maria Rendón: Rain, two new exhibitions recently opened at Sullivan Goss - An American Gallery. As the community begins to peep out of their pandemic foxholes, these exhibitions (and the Real Women exhibition sandwiched between) offer inspiration for the future. What have we learned about the future? Science is important - and so is nature. Without the new vaccines, many of would still be sequestered and fearful. Without the beauty of the natural world, the last year would have pushed many of us over the edge! So, our bodies and the natural world need cultural sustenance, and so do our minds. These exhibitions work together and offer both. Kindred Spirits is, according to gallery owner and curator Nathan Vonk, “a groundbreaking exhibition of ceramic sculpture by Patrick Hall and Lynda Weinman, a collaborative effort that has the potential to have a lasting effect on the world of contemporary Maria Rendón La Cumbre, 2020 | Mixed media on panel ceramics.” Born at Clay Studio, a recently established 28,000 sq ft. state-of-the-art hub for ceramics arts in Goleta, the collaboration Work by Patrick Hall & Lynda Weinman brings together Hall, a traditionally trained ceramics artist who received an MFA in ceramics from UCSB in 1984 and Weinman, an early pioneer in computer and web graphics who has enjoyed a fruitful and varied career as a college professor, author of numerous how-to books, and a mega successful online education entrepreneur. In 2015 she also committed to ceramics, including 3D printing. The results of the collaboration offer the enthusiasm that comes from pushing the boundaries and then making a home there. “As the artist, I am over the moon enthusiastic about this craft, and everything I do is play,” Weinman enthused in response to an emailed question. “There are moments of supreme joy when a piece turns out as intended, or even better, at times!” She continued, “In the beginning, there were many happy accidents and learning experiences. I can now sit down and design exactly what’s in my mind’s eye. It took a lot of practice and failures, but I am now there and it’s a great feeling.” On Hill’s side of the equation, he noted (also via email), “We [Clay Studios] have been teaching 3-D printing via Zoom where students learn the digital design programs, design a piece, email us the file and we print what they designed, then we ship the completed work to them. ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. I think that is really cool. With the scale of our facility and our advanced equipment we have, we are in the process of taking a leadership role at the intersection of art and technology. This is very exciting!” Kindred Spirits represents the fruits of the pandemic time labor for these technically skilled artist/craftspeople. “Making art is at its core a self indulgent activity generally. An artist considers what they are making and changes, edits, and manipulates according to their aesthetic and intentions. When you collaborate in the making you are ‘riffing’ off each other. If you can Maria Rendón Falling, 2020 get out of your own head and put your ego aside, be open to the unfamiliar, learning, expanding Mixed media on panel your tool box, possibilities previously not considered show up. I believe art is many things, a visual language is certainly one of art’s important components. Collaborating expands an artist’s vocabulary in unexpected ways. I am grateful to have worked so closely with Lynda on this series of work and expect to work together more in the future as we hone and expand the vocabulary of our new language together,” Hall concluded. The viewer’s experience of Kindred Spirits wouldn’t be the same, though, without the colorful greeting in the front gallery that ushers visitors on and into the next to galleries. All natural and all abstract, Rendón noted, Work by Patrick Hall & Lynda Weinman “My paintings are inspired by the elements of the natural world. Through the collaboration between my observational drawings of nature, my deliberate marks, and the unexpected and generous behavior of water and paint, my desire is to make paintings that resemble nature’s forms, its sensuality, its mystery, its cycles, its precariousness and its resilience.” She also explained, that the title of the show, Rain, “relates to some of the water that I use to dilute my paint. I collect rain water every year and mix it with tap water and paint, which is what I use as my main material.” For Rain curator, Jeremy Tessmer, Rendón’s work imparts a deeply spiritual quality to the work. “Maria’s surfaces record creation and destruction. They show time itself. Thematically, they deal with Nature’s endlessly rolling wheel of life and death, where neither fire nor drought can ever forestall the triumphant return to life and beauty. The rain always returns. The sun always rises. Rainbows glow and the flowers bloom.” Installation shot of Kindred Spirits, work by Patrick Hall & Lynda Weinman

View these exhibitions in person or online at www.SullivanGoss.com

Maria Rendón Cosmos, Heat, Maple, Snow, 2021 Mixed media on panel


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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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SBMM Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

Grand Re-Opening with Four New Exhibits Thursday - Sunday • 10am - 5pm

Arthur Beaumont: Art of the Sea An exhibit of 53 paintings chronicling the accomplishments of the US Navy from the USS Constitution to atomic bomb tests and expeditions to the North and South Poles. On display until May 30, 2021.

SCARF (Santa Cruz Acoustic Range Facility) The onshore facility was located on the south side of Santa Cruz Island on land leased from the Santa Cruz Island Company. SCARF supported hundreds of U.S. Navy development and test programs, many of them classified.

On This Spot Through History by Erin Graffy de Garcia

For centuries, the coastline of Santa Barbara featured a prominent landmark — a natural structure called “Castle Rock.” Follow the 100 years that led from Castle Rock to the Santa Barbara Harbor and Maritime Museum.

Love Letters to the Sea

Red Horse #110

This new innovative letterwriting project, developed by Art Educator/ Founder, Sondra Weiss, enables children working alone or with family members or friends to create artistic and persuasive letters and envelopes in support of ocean protection.


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