VOICE Magazine: May 13, 2022

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Bad Fish by Brianna Zacarias


Electic Expressions is now open at the Arts Fund Gallery 25

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State Street

State Street Advisory Committee to take a break until August


Live Art & Wine

Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 9, 21 Theatre Listings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Symphony Review: Daniel Kepl. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Library Plaza Groundbreaking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 The Whales in the Channel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Josef Woodard: Sounds About Town. . . . . . . . . . . 13 Robert F. Adams: Opera. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 John Palminteri’s Community Voice. . . . . . . . . . . 15 Harlan Green: Economic Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Galleries & Art Venues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 5 - 2 7 * * Español y Inglés

Movies.......20* Calendar..16-19*

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary Live Art & Wine Tour on May 19th


Riffing on Gershwin


SB Gay Men’s Chorus to perform Tomorrow: Songs for a Brighter Future on May 23rd 24


In partnership with Jazz at the Lobero featuring The Marcus Roberts Trio Saturday, May 21 | 7:30pm Sunday, May 22 | 3pm

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In This Issue

The Marcus Roberts Trio

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Santa Barbara Symphony

End The Season On High Note with Jazz Royalty –

the Marcus Roberts Trio By Renee Cooper

Jazz and symphony fans alike will be awestruck by the Marcus Roberts Trio, bringing pure alchemy to Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F (arranged by Marcus Roberts for jazz trio and orchestra). Audiences will also get in tune with early 20th-century composer Florence Price, recognized as the first woman African American

www.thesymphony.org Tickets for Riffing on Gershwin on May 21st & 22nd at the Granada Theatre are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.TheSymphony.org. The community can also enjoy the Marcus Roberts Trio earlier that week on May 18th at the Lobero Theatre, as part of their Artist Residency. For more information visit www.Lobero.org.

symphonic composer, who is experiencing a well-deserved resurgence of popularity. The orchestra will perform her critically acclaimed Symphony No. 1, originally premiered by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1933, and inspired by Dvorak’s New World Symphony, similarly incorporating folk tunes and hymn-like melodies that evoke a range of American flavors. “We are proud to continue our commitment to American music with this concert featuring George Gershwin and Florence Price. Both highlight American themes and genres, and mark important milestones in American music history,” shared Nir Kabaretti, Music & Artistic Director of the Santa Barbara Symphony. “Gershwin was an innovator, bringing jazz into the concert hall from the clubs, and Marcus Roberts carries on that innovation by expanding Gershwin’s piano solo part into a jazz combo, while honoring the composer’s original structure and orchestration. I bet Gershwin would have done the same had he lived longer.” The Marcus Roberts Trio, a long-term musical partnership between pianist Marcus Roberts, drummer Jason Marsalis, and bassist Rodney Jordan, is known for its virtuosic style and an entirely new approach to jazz

trio performance. While most jazz trios have the piano front and center, all members of the Marcus Roberts Trio share equally in shaping the direction of the music. The trio is known for having almost telepathic communication on the stage. The Marcus Roberts Trio believes in ‘letting the music take over’ and the result is a powerfully rhythmic Nir Kabaretti, conductor and melodic sound that is filled with rhythmic, Kathryn R. Martin, President, harmonic, and dynamic contrast. and CEO of the Santa Barbara Musical cues combine with Symphony. “Our new artistic musical inspiration from all over partnership with our friends at the world and guarantee that the Lobero is making it possible audiences never know where for the community to hear the this trio is heading. Influences trio in a straight-up Jazz Recital from Africa, Europe, and South on Wednesday, and then come America are combined with see them with The Symphony American traditions to give this group an infinite palate of styles, timbres, and colors to draw from. Photos by Zach Mendez


NDING ITS SEASON ON A HIGH NOTE, The Santa Barbara Symphony will present Riffing on Gershwin on Saturday, May 21st at 7:30pm and Sunday, May 22nd at 3pm at the Granada Theatre. The concerts will showcase The Symphony’s new artistic partnership with Jazz at the Lobero.

The Marcus Roberts Trio

“The Symphony believes that when nonprofits collaborate, the community benefits. We bring guest artists to town for more than a performance – we invest in ways to leverage their time with us, and make it possible for other organizations to benefit as well,” shared

on Saturday and Sunday. The trio will also participate in a masterclass with local high school students, deepening the impact of the Symphony’s Music Education programming.” Riffing on Gershwin is generously sponsored by Principal Concert Sponsor, Samuel M. & Alene S. Hedgepeth; Artist Sponsor, Pat Gregory for the Baker Foundation, and Daniel & Mandy Hochman; Selection Sponsors Omega Financial Group, Dingman Family Foundation, Anne F. Sage & Jesse D. Sgro, Village Properties, Inc., and Wallin Studios.

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Amanda Kloots’ Resilient and Open Heart Captivates illuminate Speaker Series Audiences Dear Friends, If you weren’t able to view it, I’d like to recap the powerful presentation by Amanda Kloots as part of our illuminate Speaker Series. While Amanda is an actress, dancer, fitness instructor, and author, she is probably best known for the tragic loss of her husband Nick Cordero, a Broadway actor, to COVID. She laid bare for the audience her incredibly painful and public journey during Nick’s long, complicated, and grim illness and the grief that followed his death. Amanda’s talk was, without a doubt, a tour de force in all the ways that matter for Hospice of Santa Barbara and our audiences. Her honesty and openness recounting her story and the lessons she learned was a gift to all of us who sat mesmerized by every detail. Our host and interviewer for the evening, Geoff Green (a local celebrity in his own right), masterfully asked Amanda pointed questions about her 95 day experience in 2020, watching her beloved husband, Nick Cordero, get sicker and sicker and then finally die from COVID, despite many heroic measures to save his life. Amanda expressed that “it feels natural to share Nick’s story,” which was one of love and bravery during those 95 days. She relayed that it felt like being on a roller coaster ride – up one day and down the next and how important it was to her to write about her journey, sharing the co-authoring role of a new book with her beloved sister, Anna. Now a best seller, Live Your Life: My Story of Loving and Losing Nick Cordero, Amanda explained that writing the book was both cathartic and allowed for closure to Nick’s story. “Grieving is tough ... you need to find one thing a day that keeps you smiling, and you will see that you have a beautiful bouquet,” she explained. Geoff asked Amanda to share some of the strategies she used to ‘keep moving forward’ to which she responded with a variety of her helpful personal techniques: • Sharing stories is powerful – that is what helped get me through those traumatic days of Nick’s illness and then finally, his death in 2020.

• Writing – the more you express it (trauma and pain), the more you heal.

Amanda spoke often and lovingly of their son Elvis, who was just an infant at the time of Nick’s illness and death. Elvis’ presence was a counterbalance to the overwhelming life and death decisions she faced on a weekly, if not daily, basis was truly a heart-wrenching experience. We were all touched by Kloots’ honesty, her sincerity, and her resilient spirit. Talking about serious illness and death is not easy, whether it is recent, several years ago, or many years ago. I am reminded of a book I read years ago by Rick Warren (God’s Answers to Life’s Difficult Questions), as I was dealing with a family member’s end-of-life journey and subsequent death. It seems so apt to quote from Warren, as I recount Amanda’s presentation. The four things for getting through those difficult times (of pain and loneliness) are utilize, minimize, recognize, and empathize: • The first way to deal with loneliness is to utilize your time wisely. • The second way is to minimize the hurt. • The third way is to recognize God’s presence (in whatever form God takes for you) • The fourth way is to empathize with other people’s needs. Thank you, Amanda, and we send our best wishes to you as you move forward along life’s journey with an open spirit, a positive attitude, and a resilient heart, ready to love again. We deeply appreciate your raw and unfiltered sharing which was healing for us all. As always, Hospice Santa Barbara is here to help those in need to “navigate the emotional landscape of illness, death, and grief.” Be well,

• Faith is also powerful – “it kept me centered.” She reminded the listening audience – “Do not store your pain.”

David Selberg

• Music is the key that helps open the door to the release of emotion and tension. • Fitness – that was the number one health activity that helped me through the trauma.

CEO and Hospice of Santa Barbara David Selberg, CEO Hospice of SB

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El corazón abierto y resistente de Amanda Kloots cautiva audiencias de la serie de oradores illuminate Queridos amigos, Si no pudiste verla, me gustaría recapitular la poderosa presentación de Amanda Kloots como parte de nuestra serie de oradores illuminate. Si bien Amanda es actriz, bailarina, instructora de acondicionamiento físico y autora, probablemente sea mejor conocida por la trágica pérdida de su esposo Nick Cordero, un actor de Broadway, a causa de COVID. Ella puso al descubierto para la audiencia su viaje increíblemente doloroso y público durante la larga, complicada y sombría enfermedad de Nick y el dolor que siguió a su muerte. La charla de Amanda fue, sin duda, un tour de force en todos los sentidos que importan para Hospice of Santa Barbara y nuestro público. Su honestidad y franqueza al contar su historia y las lecciones que aprendió fue un regalo para todos los que nos quedamos fascinados con cada detalle. Nuestro presentador y entrevistador de la noche, Geoff Green (una celebridad local por derecho propio), le hizo preguntas magistrales a Amanda sobre su experiencia de 95 días en 2020, viendo a su amado esposo, Nick Cordero, enfermarse cada vez más y finalmente morir de COVID, a pesar de muchas medidas heroicas para salvar su vida. Amanda expresó que “se siente natural compartir la historia de Nick,” que fue una historia de amor y valentía durante esos 95 días. Dijo que se sentía como estar en una montaña rusa – un día arriba y abajo al siguiente y lo importante que era para ella escribir sobre su trayecto, compartiendo el papel de coautora de un nuevo libro con su amada hermana, Anna. Ahora, un éxito de ventas, Live Your Life: My Story of Loving and Losing Nick Cordero, Amanda explicó que escribir el libro fue catártico y permitió cerrar la historia de Nick. “El duelo es difícil... necesitas encontrar una cosa al día que te mantenga sonriendo, y verás que tienes un ramo hermoso,” explicó. Geoff le pidió a Amanda que compartiera algunas de las estrategias que usó para “seguir avanzando,” a lo que ella respondió con una variedad de sus útiles técnicas personales: • Compartir historias es poderoso: eso es lo que me ayudó a superar esos días traumáticos de la enfermedad de Nick y, finalmente, su muerte en 2020.

• La fe también es poderosa: “me mantuvo centrada.” Le recordó a la audiencia que escuchaba – “No guardes tu dolor.” • La música es la llave que ayuda a abrir la puerta a la liberación de emociones y tensiones. • Ejercicio: esa fue la actividad de salud número uno que me ayudó a superar el trauma. • Escribir: cuanto más lo expresas (trauma y dolor), más sanas. Amanda habló a menudo y con amor de su hijo Elvis, que era solo un bebé durante la enfermedad y muerte de Nick. La presencia de Elvis fue un contrapeso a las abrumadoras decisiones de vida o muerte que enfrentaba semanalmente, si no diariamente, fue una experiencia verdaderamente desgarradora. A todos nos conmovió la honestidad de Kloots, su sinceridad y su espíritu resistente. Hablar de enfermedad grave y de muerte no es fácil, ya sea reciente, de varios años o de muchos años. Recuerdo un libro que leí hace años de Rick Warren (God’s Answers to Life’s Difficult Questions), mientras lidiaba con el viaje del final de la vida de un miembro de la familia y su posterior muerte. Parece muy adecuado citar a Warren, mientras cuento la presentación de Amanda. Las cuatro cosas para superar esos momentos difíciles (de dolor y soledad) son utilizar, minimizar, reconocer y empatizar: • La primera forma de lidiar con la soledad es utilizar tu tiempo sabiamente. • La segunda forma es minimizar el dolor. • La tercera forma es reconocer la presencia de Dios (en cualquier forma que Dios tome para ti) • La cuarta forma es empatizar con las necesidades de otras personas. Gracias, Amanda, y te enviamos nuestros mejores deseos a medida que avanzas en el viaje de la vida con un espíritu abierto, una actitud positiva y un corazón resistente, listo para amar de nuevo. Agradecemos profundamente tu intercambio crudo y sin filtro que fue sanador para todos nosotros. Como siempre, Hospice Santa Barbara está aquí para ayudar a los necesitados a “navegar por el paisaje emocional de la enfermedad, la muerte y el duelo.” Cuídate,

David Selberg

CEO de Hospice of Santa Barbara

To see the complete lineup of speakers in the Hospice of Santa Barbara illuminate Speaker Series, and to screen recordings of past events, visit Hospiceofsantabarbara.org

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State Street Advisory Committee to Take Sabbatical State Street Master Plan Consultant Hiring Process Continues By Daisy Scott / VOICE


AKING A BREAK FOR THREE MONTHS, the State Street Advisory Committee is not scheduled to meet again until August, following the announcement and recommendation of city staff and the SSAC’s Chair and Vice Chair. During that time, a SSAC subcommittee will assist city staff in vetting applications from consultants, and the City Council’s State Street ad hoc committee will continue working on parades, parklets, and accessibility issues on State Street. State Street Master Planner Tess Harris, other city staff, and SSAC Chair Dave Davis and Vice Chair Ken Saxon, recommended the break in an email sent out to SSAC members on May 10th. The break arrives as city staff continue the process of selecting a consulting firm that will create the State Street Master Plan in collaboration with the SSAC and city staff. Eight firms have responded to the city’s second request for proposals, with city staff hoping to finalize a contract in July. “We are tentatively scheduled to reconvene on Monday, August 15th, and we look forward to discussing the Master Plan roadmap and the role the SSAC will play in working with the consultant and city staff,” reads the email. Meeting regularly since August 2021, the SSAC has 15 members, including ten appointed community members, three City Council members, a Planning Commissioner, and a Historic Landmarks Commissioner. Together, they are charged with guiding the creation of a State Street Master Plan, which will revitalize the State Street corridor and its adjacent areas, as well as liaison with the community. The city plans to finalize the plan by late 2023 or early 2024. Over the course of its meetings, the SSAC has discussed issues

such as the State Street Master Plan’s scope of work and provided input on city staff’s request for proposals to hire a consulting firm. Members have also received educational presentations on subjects such as the American Institute of Architects Santa Barbara Chapter’s 2020 Design Charrette and downtown traffic circulation. While city staff will ultimately determine which firm to hire, a SSAC subcommittee — established by Chair Dave Davis and including Vice Chair Ken Saxon, Dianne Black, Hillary Blackerby, and Susanne Tejada — will review the city’s top four to five candidates’ scope of work. To prevent conflicts of interest, no identifying information will be on materials reviewed by the subcommittee. Final firm interviews will then be conducted by city staff and Davis, who will not be acting in his role as SSAC Chair. Davis previously served as the city’s Community Development Director and City Planner for over 20 years. According to the May 10th email, city staff will continue sending updates to SSAC members on the consultant selection process between now and August. In the meantime, the City Council State Street ad hoc committee, made up of Councilmembers Oscar Gutierrez, Mike Jordan, and Meagan Harmon, will continue addressing interim changes on State Street. Community members can submit comments and

Montecito Bank & Trust Opens Year With $2.39 Billion


HE FIRST QUARTER REPORT FOR MONTECITO BANK & TRUST reflects total assets grew $302.45 million, an increase of 14.43% during the 12-month period ending March 31, closing the quarter at $2.39 billion in assets.

“I am excited about the progress our communities have and continue to make on the road to recovery from the global pandemic, and we are proud to have been a part of that local and vital support system.,” stated Janet Garufis, Chairman and CEO of Montecito Bank and Trust. “We continue to wind down our PPP Forgiveness program, assisting clients with their applications daily, and anticipate complete resolution of that program by the end of next quarter.” Strong deposit growth of $303.85 million or 16.14% year-over-year, pushed quarter-end deposit totals to $2.19 billion. Loan growth declined $186.07 million or 13.56% year-over-year due to Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness with quarter-end loans totaling $1.19 billion. Excluding PPP loans forgiven in the first quarter, loan growth was $66.5 million or 6.04% year over year. Net income for the first quarter of $4.81 million was a 25.75% increase year-over-year. The bank’s total risk-based capital remains very strong at 13.90%, far exceeding the 10% regulatory minimum required to be considered well capitalized. “While our first quarter results are strong, with loans and deposits continuing to grow, we do remain cautious about the potential impacts of rising rates and inflation. However, one thing remains certain — our commitment to the communities we serve and our dedication to a world-class experience for our residential, business and nonprofit communities,” continued Garufis. Montecito Bank & Trust is the oldest and largest locally owned community bank in the Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Founded in 1975, the bank celebrated its 47th anniversary on March 17, 2022 and operates 11 branch offices in Santa Barbara, Goleta, Solvang, Montecito, Carpinteria, Ventura, Camarillo and Westlake Village. For more information: www.montecito.bank

questions to them at Ogutierrez@SantaBarbaraCA.gov, Mjordan@ SantaBarbaraCA.gov, and MHarmon@SantaBarbaraCA.gov. The Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce will host a State Street Business Owner Roundtable to collect feedback from downtown businesses on long-term and interim actions to improve the State Street Promenade. It will take place from 3-4:30pm on Wednesday, May 25th, at 740 State Street, 3rd Floor. Business owners can RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/437tzyd8 State Street Master Planner Tess Harris can be contacted at THarris@SantaBarbaraCA.gov The SSAC members are: Dave Davis, Ken Saxon, Dianne Black, Hillary Blackerby, Roxana Bonderson, Roger Durling, Nadra Ehrman, Robin Elander, Ed Lenvik, Peter Lewis, Kristen Miller, Susanne Tejada, Alejandra Gutierrez (Councilmember), Meagan Harmon (Councilmember), Mike Jordan (Councilmember), Michael Becker (alternate), and Marge Cafarelli (alternate). To learn more about the State Street Advisory Committee, visit www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/brdcomm/nz/ssac/default.asp

Superintendent Candidate Forum Cancelled by LWV


HRISTY LOZANO’S REFUSAL TO SIGN A RELEASE FORM for the League of Women Voters caused the cancellation of the public forum for the office of Santa Barbara County Superintendent of Schools, which had been scheduled for Thursday, May 12th.

The public forum was organized to inform the public on important campaign issues and the positions of the two candidates running for the office of Superintendent of Schools for SB County: incumbent Susan Salcido and Christy Lozano. LWV protocols and policies require candidates to agree to sign a Release Form, which ensures a fair and civil discussion. Lozano was informed by the LWV, “Our policies and procedures for our Candidate Forum, such as not providing the questions to be asked of each candidate in advance, and not allowing candidates to use excerpts of the recording of the Forum rather than using it in its entirety, are in accordance with national and state League of Women Voters policies and procedures. Please be assured that all candidates who participate in our Forums are required to abide by the same policies and procedures.” Susan Salcido, incumbent Superintendent of Schools and Lozano’s opponent, did sign the Release Forum and agreed to the League’s Forum rules.

Locals Invited to Internet Access and Affordability Community Forums


O YOU WANT TO SUPPORT OR LEARN MORE ABOUT EFFORTS TO ADDRESS COUNTYWIDE INTERNET AVAILABILITY AND AFFORDABILITY? Local residents are invited to attend a series of community forums organized by EconAlliance and connected to efforts by the Broadband Alliance of Santa Barbara County to develop a countywide Broadband Strategic Plan, led by the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments. Ultimately, the Broadband Strategic Plan will help inform funding decisions for projects that could support digital inclusion and promote affordable access to high-performing internet. The remaining upcoming in-person forums are: 5:30 pm, Monday, May 16th, Goleta City Council Chambers, 130 Cremona, Ste. B, Goleta 6 pm, Wednesday, May 18th, Lakeview Elementary Multi-Use Room, 3700 Orcutt Rd, Orcutt 5:30 pm, Thursday, May 19th, Valley Elementary, 595 2nd St, Buellton 5:30 pm, Wednesday, May 25th, La Casa de Raza, 601 E. Montecito St., Santa Barbara. *Program in English with simultaneous interpretation in English and Spanish 5:30 pm, Thursday, May 26th, Solvang City Hall, 1644 Oak St, Solvang 5:30 pm, Wednesday, June 1st, Carpinteria Auditorium, 5775 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria Community members unable to attend can self-report their internet needs by taking an online, bilingual speed test from their personal computer by May 31st at www.sbcag.org/broadband People without internet access can report their internet needs to SBCAG at 1-805-961-8902


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Fandango Picante! Review by Daniel Kepl / VOICE


OMETIMES A FINELY CRAFTED CONCERT PROGRAM fits the listener’s ears like a tailor-made suit fits the body; a sweet synchrony of taste, temperament, and sound styling that engages the mind in cozy, form-fitting comfort from one piece to the next. That is exactly what happened at the Santa Barbara Symphony’s Granada Theatre concert on May 5th with guest artist, violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, and conductor Nir Kabaretti at the helm.


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ALL IN THE TIMING Five one-act plays • Free-$20 • www.ojaiact.org • 7:30pm Fr & Sa, 2pm Su through 5/15.

Geared to send the audience dancing out of the concert, Márquez’ Danzón No. 2 For Orchestra, composed in 1994 and already a staple of the repertoire, brought the evening to a sexy, gyrating, utterly magical close. Daniel Kepl has been writing music, theatre, and dance reviews or Santa Barbara publications since he was a teenager. His professional expertise is as an orchestra conductor. For more reviews by Daniel Kepl visit: www.performingartsreview.net


VINCENT One man play on Van Gogh’s life • Ensemble Theatre Company • The New Vic • $30 • www.etcsb.org • 2pm & 7pm Su, 5/15.


Conducting from memory, Kabaretti opened the program with five movements from Guiraud’s two orchestral suites from Bizet’s opera, Carmen: Prélude and Aragonaise, Intermezzo, Séguedille, Les Dragons d”Alcala, and Les Toréadors. Both conductor and orchestra found an immediate comfort zone of performance affability and technical expertise together, highlighted by elegant individual solo moments, solid brass and wind choirs, lush high string ensemble playing, and a kind of collective consciousness about this glorious music they’ve all Vionlinist Anne Akiko Meyers played a hundred times and in various settings, that redefined the old saw, familiarity breeds contempt. In this case, familiarity bred consonance and sublime ensemble beauty. A dynamic performance.

It was a special treat to have composer Arturo Márquez in the audience, and as soloist, the artist for whom the concerto was composed, Anne Akiko Meyers. Neither disappointed. The first movement, Folia Tropical, introduced the violin in a low and sultry register - dramatic! Later, Márquez’ talent as tunesmith, augmented by the composer’s rich Mexican/Cuban/ Latino heritage, released its own delicious tropical intoxicants of Latin rhythm and melody. The second movement, Plegaria (Chacona) is indeed a prayer, perhaps of gentle seduction. Márquez’ orchestration skills, his timely use of brass in this stunningly beautiful movement, was inspiring. The last movement, Fandanguito, opens with a solo fiddle candenza, then slips comfortably into a Tango/Mariachi infused lush-out of contagiously coy esprit and wink/ nod playfulness. Great fun for audience, soloist, and orchestra alike. The full house roared its approval.

PUFFS Obra inspirada en Harry Potter • Anacapa School • $10-20 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 7:30pm viernes, 5/13 y 5/14; 11am domingo, 5/15.

EN EL BOSQUE Reimaginando cuentos de hadas • PCPA • Marian Theatre, Santa Maria • $33.50-62 • Hasta el 5/15. TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992 Drama on LA Rodney King demonstrations • 1006 E. Main St. Ventura • $39.50-49.50 • www.rubicontheatre.org • Through 5/15.

The centerpiece of the evening, Arturo Márquez’ Fandango for Violin and Orchestra, has become in less than a year since its birth, a new staple for the violin concerto repertoire. In traditional three movement format, Fandango is immediately accessible to players and listeners alike, because Márquez is a master of melody and rich orchestration. The concerto is also sufficiently challenging for the soloist, to maintain its stature in the repertoire over time. In short, it’s a beauty.

PUFFS Harry Potter-inspired play • Anacapa School • $10-20 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 7:30pm Fr, 5/13 & 5/14; 11am Su, 5/15.

INTO THE WOODS Reimagining fairytales • PCPA • Marian Theatre, Santa Maria • $33.50-62 • Through 5/15.

The concert’s theme, Fandango Picante! celebrated the Santa Barbara premiere of Mexican composer Arturo Márquez’ Fandango for Violin and Orchestra, which Meyers debuted last August at the Hollywood Bowl with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Also on the program, Márquez’ Danzón No. 2 (1994) and two of the oddest bedfellows ever to don toreador pants, the Russian Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, his Capriccio Espagnol, Opus 34 (1887) and the Frenchman Georges Bizet, a suite from his opera Carmen (1875) compiled posthumously by his friend, Ernest Guiraud. The odd bit: neither Bizet nor Rimsky ever set foot there, yet these two works have become eponyms in public consciousness throughout the world for everything Spanish.

Ditto, Rimsky-Korsakov’s iconic Capriccio Espagnol, Opus 34, clearly also a familiar repertory favorite of the musicians. Turning in a characterful performance pumped with feisty élan and daring do, the orchestra regaled the audience with a powerhouse of a performance. Kabaretti beamed with pleasure as he soothed each of several famous, and famously difficult solo cadenzas from principals, and engaged in spirited tempo fights with the orchestra, particularly during the last breathtaking bars of the Fandango asturiano that nearly spiraled the orchestra off the stage - an E ticket!


VINCENT Obra de un hombre sobre la vida de Van Gogh • Ensemble Theatre Company • The New Vic • $30 • www.etcsb.org • 2pm y 7pm domingo, 5/15.

TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992 Drama sobre las manifestaciones de LA Rodney King • 1006 E. Main St. Ventura • $39.50-49.50 • www.rubicontheatre.org • Hasta el 5/15.


TODO EN EL TIEMPO Cinco obras en un acto • Gratis-$20 • www.ojaiact.org • 7:30pm viernes y sabado, 2pm domingo hasta el 5/15.


LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Rock horror musical comedy • Marquis Performing Arts Auditorium • $8-14 • www.smhstheaterdept.com • 7pm Fr, 5/13-5/14. PEQUEÑA TIENDA DE LOS HORRORES Comedia musical rock-terror • Marquis Performing Arts Auditorium • $8-14 • www.smhstheaterdept.com • 7pm viernes, 5/13-5/14.


THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Musical comedy • UCSB Ballet Studio • $1319 • https://tinyurl.com/yc6daaur • 7pm We, 5/18, runs through 5/28. EL 25° CONCURSO ANUAL DE ORTOGRAFÍA DEL CONDADO DE PUTNAM Comedia musical • UCSB Ballet Studio • $13-19 • https://tinyurl.com/yc6daaur • 7pm miércoles, 5/18, hasta el 5/28. ONE ACTS By undergrad directing students • UCSB Studio Theater • Free • 7pm Fr, 5/13 & 5/14; 1pm 5/14. UNA ACTA Por estudiantes de dirección de pregrado • UCSB Studio Theater • Gratis • 7pm viernes, 5/13 y 5/14; 1pm 5/14. A MEDUSA THREAD Drama about healing • UCSB Performing Arts Theater • $13-19 • https://tinyurl.com/p3kue98j • 7pm Mo, 5/16, 5/18, 5/21-22, & 5/23-25; 1pm Sa, 5/21.

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“A Russian, a Frenchman, and a Mexican meet in a bar...”

UN HILO DE MEDUSA Drama sobre la curación • UCSB Performing Arts Theater • $13-19 • https://tinyurl.com/p3kue98j • 7pm lunes, 5/16, 5/18, 5/21-22, y 5/23-25; 1pm sábado, 5/21.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Spelling — and adolescence — are tough, as the UCSB Department of Theater/Dance’s production of the musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will reveal. Performances take place Wednesday, May 18th through Saturday, May 28th at UCSB’s Ballet Studio. For tickets ($13-19) visit www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

La ortografía — y la adolescencia — son difíciles, como lo revelará la producción de la comedia musical del Departamento de Teatro/Danza de UCSB, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Las funciones se llevarán a cabo del miércoles, 18 de mayo al sábado, 28 de mayo en el Ballet Studio de UCSB. Para boletos ($13-19) visita www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu

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Union Bank Presents $10,000 to United Way of SB County


Nautical Swap Meet

NION BANK HAS BECOME THE LARGEST SUPPORTER of United Way’s Young Leaders Society in Santa Barbara County this year by donating $10,000 to the group. A longtime supporter of United Way programs, the donation was made as part of the bank’s Community Recovery Program.

United Way formed the Young Leaders Society 13 years ago to encourage young SB County professionals to become more involved in their community and strengthen leadership and business skills for their careers. In supporting future generations of professionals by centering on philanthropy and career development, the program aligns with Union Bank’s Community Recovery Program’s focus.


ALLING ALL TREASURE HUNTERS! On Saturday, May 21st, the 11th Annual Harbor Nautical Swap Meet will be held in the Main Harbor Parking Lot from 8am to noon. Dozens of vendors will display and sell boat rigging, surfboards, fishing gear, inflatable boats, pumps, winches, boat motors, and other marine/nautical items. Spend the morning looking for new gear while enjoying free coffee, fruit, and other refreshments, provided by the the Harbor Merchants Association. Admission is free.

“This comprehensive approach makes the group a particularly important element of resilient community building and encouraging a workforce that views giving back as an essential part of professional development,” said Steve Ortiz, CEO of United Way, and founder of the group.

Have nautical items to sell? Sign up as a vendor for only $10 per spot. To reserve your spot, contact Harbor Operations at (805) 564-5531 or visit www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/SwapMeet. Vendor applications are available online or at the Harbormaster’s office.

Erik Scheer, an Associate Vice President at Union Bank and former YLS Executive Committee member, spoke to the group’s benefits from personal experience. “When the Young Leaders Society was formed, I began attending Steve Ortiz, CEO United Way, and Vince Caballero, events for volunteering and for professional development,” said Scheer. Managing Director, Union Bank “It’s a great combination for young professionals who are looking to continuously develop in their careers, while also being able to give back to the communities that we live and work in.” Visit www.unitedwaysb.org

Carpinteria Valley Welcomes Its Very Own Radio Station

It’s Your Library • Es Tu Biblioteca SB PUBLIC LIBRARY’S STAY & PLAY Share stories with your kids • Free Bohnett Park • 10am-12pm Fr, 5/13. Montecito Library • 9-10:30am Tu, 5/17. Harding University Partnership School • 8:459:45am Th, 5/19. Carpinteria Children’s Project • 10:30am-12pm Th, 5/19. Oak Park • 10am-12pm Fr, 5/20. QUÉDATE Y JUEGA DE LA BIBLIOTECA PÚBLICA DE SB Bohnett Park • 10am-12pm viernes, 5/13. Montecito Library • 9-10:30am martes, 5/17. Harding University Partnership School • 8:459:45am jueves, 5/19. Carpinteria Children’s Project • 10:30am-12pm jueves, 5/19. Oak Park • 10am-12pm viernes, 5/20. MUSIC & MOVEMENT For ages 2-5 • Free • Central Library, Faulkner Gallery • 10:30-11am Tu, 5/17. MÚSICA Y MOVIMIENTO Para niños de 2 a 5 años • Gratis • Central Library, Faulkner Gallery • 10:30-11am martes, 5/17. WIGGLY STORYTIME For toddlers 14 months - 3 years • Free • Alameda Park • 10:15-10:45am We, 5/18. HORA DE CUENTOS WIGGLY Para niños pequeños de 14 meses a 3 años • Gratis • Alameda Park • 10:15-10:45am miércoles, 5/18. BABY AND ME For babies 0-14 months • Free Alameda Park • 11-11:30am We, 5/18. Eastside Library • Bilingual • 11:30am-12pm Th, 5/19.

EL BEBÉ Y YO Para bebés de 0 a 14 meses • Gratis Alameda Park • 11-11:30am miércoles, 5/18. Eastside Library • Bilingüe • 11:30am-12pm jueves, 5/19. LIBRARY ON THE GO Visit the library’s van • Free Bohnett Park • 10am-12pm Fr, 5/13. Harding School • 12:30-2pm We, 5/18. Shoreline park, Tots playground • 10:15am12:15pm Th, 5/19. Oak Park • 10am-12pm Fr, 5/20. BIBLIOTECA SOBRE LA MARCHA Visita la camioneta de la biblioteca • Gratis Bohnett Park • 10am-12pm viernes, 5/13. Harding School • 12:30-2pm miércoles, 5/18. Shoreline park, parque infantil • 10:15am-12:15pm jueves, 5/19. Oak Park • 10am-12pm viernes, 5/20. STORYWALK Outdoor story & activities • Free Bohnett Park • 10am-12pm Fr, 5/13. Oak Park • 10am-12pm Fr, 5/20. CAMINATA DE CUENTOS Historia y actividades al aire libre • Gratis Bohnett Park • 10am-12pm viernes, 5/13. Oak Park • 10am-12pm viernes, 5/20. LIBRARY LAB STEAM activities for kids • Central Library, children’s area • Free • 11am-12pm, Saturdays in May LABORATORIO DE BIBLIOTECA Actividades STEAM para niños • Biblioteca Central, área infantil • Gratis • 11am-12pm, sábados en mayo


ARPINTERIA VALLEY IS NOW LIVE, ON-AIR with the launch of its very own online radio presence. Titled Carpinteria Valley Radio, the station’s programming will feature a discussion of Carpinteria-related issues weekday mornings from 7am to 9am, followed by coverage of local news and traffic updates and music. There will also be shows about wine, gardening, ocean preservation, cannabis, and more. “Carpinteria is evolving into an exciting new phase in its history, and it occurred to me that the people who live there could use more information,” said Dennis Mitchell, Carpinteria Valley Radio founder. “They have access to South Coast news outlets, and now this service will provide timely traffic information and other updates 24/7 specific to Carpinteria.”

Carpinteria Valley Radio founder & veteran broadcaster Dennis Mitchell

Mitchell is well known for his “Breakfast with the Beatles” radio show on 99.9 FM KYTD, where he previously served as Program Director. It was during his time with KTYD that he realized Carpinteria does not always experience detailed news coverage from Santa Barbara or Ventura media outlets. “The goal is to be able to deliver programming on AM or FM, once the FCC starts accepting new station applications again,” added Mitchell. To listen to Carpinteria Valley Radio, or submit programming and advertising inquiries, visit www.carpinteriavalleyradio.com

NatureTrack Welcomes Abby Pickens ABBY PICKENS has joined NatureTrack as the new Program Manager for the nonprofit’s “Fostering a Lifelong Fascination with Nature” outdoor field trip program. In this role she will coordinate fun field trips with area teachers, as well as oversee the organization’s docent program’s recruitment, training, and communications. Originally from Colorado, she moved to the area to work with special education students in the Goleta School District. Pickens holds her associate’s degree in Health Services and is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). www.naturetrack.org

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Michael Towbes Library Plaza Breaks Ground

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Women United

City Councilmembers Mike Jordan, Oscar Gutierrez, SB Public Library Director Jessica Cadiente, City Administrator Rebecca Bjork, Councilmember Eric Friedman, & Mayor Randy Rowse


By Daisy Scott / VOICE

HEERS, POPPING CHAMPAGNE CORKS, AND PROMISES OF FUTURE COMMUNITY GATHERINGS swept the dusty, fenced-off lot beside the Santa Barbara Central Library during the longawaited groundbreaking of the future Michael Towbes Library Plaza on Wednesday, May 4th. Funded via a public-private partnership between the Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation and the City of Santa Barbara, the plaza will contribute 10,000 square feet of revitalized, community-focused space for library programming and downtown events.

community support.


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“What a perfect place and perfect way to honor my most amazing husband,” said Towbes, later adding, “[Michael] had a favorite thing we all loved to hear him say — ‘the only thing better than a groundbreaking is a ribbon-cutting!’” Honorary Committee member Barbara Hauter Woodward also shared that the plaza will also feature a “Woodward Grove,” named for her late husband, Taylor Woodward.

Image courtesy of SBPLF

The revitalized plaza will consist of permeable pavers and sandstone, with surrounding drought-tolerant landscaping. This open design not only aims to promote “This library space has been a dream for better safety and the past decade accessibility but with the City of contribute to Santa Barbara to downtown Santa really create this Barbara’s Cultural cultural canvas,” Arts District. said SB Public The plaza will Library Director allow the Central Jessica Cadiente. Library to host its “You have the college and career courthouse, the fairs, children’s A rendering of Michael Towbes Library Plaza Granada, the storytimes, and Lobero, just imagine all the things that can many other community events in a welcoming, happen — not just all the library programming outdoor space. that can happen out here, but Fiesta, “The library is a critical function of our everything that we celebrate, Solstice — all of community, ” said SBPLF Director Lauren this centrally located. This is as we’re about to Trujillo. “It fills gaps and serves the most renovate and are dreaming big for State Street. vulnerable people in Santa Barbara.” This is the first piece.” Cadiente took the podium to express SBPLF Board President Anne Howard, her thanks and share that the library is also and Plaza Campaign Co-Chairs Jim Jackson beginning construction on a staff space and Janet Garufis, thanked city officials and renovation and an ADA-compliant elevator. community donors for their support. The City All three projects will total a $10.9 million of Santa Barbara contributed $1.615 million contract. City Councilmember Eric Friedman to the SBPLF Library Plaza Campaign goal of also voiced his appreciation for the project $5 million, with SBPLF raising the remaining before joining other city officials in the funds. Any additional funds raised will go to ceremonial groundbreaking. the Library Plaza Endowment to support the plaza’s maintenance. “It’s a great day for Santa Barbara, people from all over the community have come The plaza will also be the first public together to build a plaza and gathering space area named in honor of local philanthropist at the heart of the city,” said Howard. “We’re Michael Towbes, who died in 2017. His wife beginning to revive the downtown, and this and Library Plaza Honorary Committee Library Plaza is an important part of it.” Co-Chair, Anne Towbes, spoke about her Visit www.sblibraryfoundation.org husband’s lifelong passion for learning and

BEATE CHELETTE Featured Speaker Beate is the Growth Architect and founder of The Women’s Code, a strategic business and balanced leadership development company. Beate is “One of 100 Top Global Thought Leaders in 2021” by PeopleHum and “One of 50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs by HuffPost. She is the author of the #1 International Award Winning Amazon Bestseller “Happy Woman Happy World – How to Go from Overwhelmed to Awesome”–a book that corporate trainer and best-selling author Brian Tracy calls “a handbook for every woman who wants health, success and a fulfilling career.”

Visit unitedwaysb.org/WU-Luncheon to purchase tickets or RSVP by calling 805.965.8592 by May 11th

All proceeds from the event will benefit United Way of Santa Barbara County educational programs and initiatives.

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Right Whales




HIGHLY ENDANGERED AND MAJESTIC SPECIES, right whale sightings are an incredibly rare experience. Weighing up to 100 tons at 45 to 64 feet long, right whales are recognizable for their sturdy frame and the rough areas of skin around their face. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, there may be less than 500 North Pacific right whales in the wild. Right whales have been designated as an endangered species for over 50 years, with current threats against them including climate change, being hit by boats, and getting tangled in fishing nets and gear. Santa Barbara Channel whale watchers, however, occasionally spot right whales swimming through regional waters. A right whale spotted off of the Channel Islands The species’ migration habits remain uncertain, yet they seem to mostly reside off the coast of Southern California in the winter months. Ultimately, their presence points to the significance of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum’s support for designating a whale heritage site in the Santa Barbara Channel.

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To learn more about right whales and other local marine life, visit www.noaa.gov

The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum’s Whales are Superheroes! exhibitions are now open to the public. Visit www.sbmm.org





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Live Art & Wine Tour Returns to Downtown SB

Whales Are Superheroes!

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Tina Takaya and Richard Yates, co-owners of Opal Restaurant & Bar


IP AND SAVOR YOUR WAY THROUGH DOWNTOWN SANTA BARBARA’S VIBRANT ARTS SCENE when The Downtown Organization presents the 20th Anniversary LIVE Art & Wine Tour from 5:30 to 9pm on Thursday, May 19th. After checking in at the Arlington Theatre, attendees will explore eight venues north of Carrillo Street, enjoying live entertainment, art, and small bites and drinks from over 30 restaurants, and wineries. The evening will conclude with the highly-anticipated Final Party hosted at the Arlington Theatre from 7:30 to 9pm, where everyone will gather for dancing, live music by Mezcal Martini, aerial dance by AIRDANSE, and a high-quality silent auction.

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Permanent Exhibit — Opening April 14, 2022 Sponsored by Chevron, Dreier Family, Emmett Foundation, Nancy and Frederic Golden, George H. and Olive J. Griffiths Charitable Foundation, Hank and Mari Mitchel, June G. Outhwaite Foundation, Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation, Donna Weinstein, and Wood-Claeyssens Foundation

“A Whale of a Tale” Museum Experience April 14 - May 15, 2022

All proceeds raised by the LIVE Art & Wine Tour will go toward supporting the Downtown Organization’s Downtown Public Art, Activations, and Events Fund, which makes many community programs, including the State Street Promenade Market concerts and Pianos on State, possible.

Sponsored by Chevron, Dreier Family, Emmett Foundation, Hank and Mari Mitchel, and Jack Mithun and Mercedes Millington

For tickets ($95) visit www.downtownsb.org/events/art-and-wine-tour

Shine for Solstice citywide

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Win $1,000 in Advertising or $300 in Movie Passes* *Prizes courtesy of VOICE Magazine

Decorate your store, door, window, or floor and brighten our city for the Summer Solstice Celebration & Parade • Enroll today: publisher@voicesb.com • Deadline to enter: June 12th. Decor must be on display from June 13th to 25th Downtown Santa Barbara will be jurying entries

The Wonder of Whales: Two Artists’ Perspectives by John Baran and Kelly Clause

Art Exhibit — April 14 – July 31, 2022 Sponsored by Chevron, Dreier Family, Emmett Foundation, Mimi Michaelis, Hank and Mari Mitchel, June G. Outhwaite Foundation, and Wood-Claeyssens Foundation

Whales Are Superheroes: Saving the Planet One CO2 Molecule at a Time Student Art Exhibit April 14 – July 31, 2022 Sponsored by Brown Family Foundation, Chevron, Dreier Family, Emmett Foundation, Hank and Mari Mitchel, Jack Mithun and Mercedes Millington, June G. Outhwaite Foundation, and WoodClaeyssens Foundation

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N RARE COLLABORATIVE CONVERGENCES OF ORGANIZATIONS AND GENRES, the elemental goodness of jazz pianist Marcus Roberts and his trio appears for double-duty in town next week. On Wednesday, the blind pianist – whose break-out op came through work with Wynton Marsalis in the ‘90s – appears in an expected context, in the jazz-inviting environs of the Lobero Theatre. That gig came about in connection with the Santa Barbara Symphony, with whom Roberts and trio will perform in its Riffing on Gershwin program at the Granada Theatre, May 21st and 22nd.

That Gershwin-anchored program features not the typical Rhapsody in Blue, but the Roberts-arranged Piano Concerto in F, as well as the 1933-vintage Symphony No. 1 by Florence Price, considered the first African-American woman symphonic composer. Among Roberts’ previous performances of note locally was a sublime evening of solo jazz piano sets at Campbell Hall in 2004, in tandem with the virtuoso Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba. If Rubalcaba’s set impressed in a deeper, more technically advanced and sophisticated way, Roberts’ set was steeped in gospel-ish warmth and unpretentious affability of expression. Comparisons to Erroll Garner and Ahmad Jamal (who has memorably played the Lobero in years past) make sense in terms of Roberts’ joyous and lyrical approach to jazz piano. Joining Roberts in the trio is another Marsalis, drummer Jason, and bassist Rodney Jordan. At the Granada – in SBS’s season finale – Roberts will be joined by scores of “long-hair” musicians, with

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and boisterous passages, some of the composer’s signature tonality tug-of-war play and elegiac asides, all eloquently handled by the duo.

Lorde was live at the Santa Barbara Bowl on Saturday

maestro Nir Kabaretti at the helm.

When Cello Met Piano:

Growing Up In Public:

One interesting mini-trend in Santa Barbara’s wobbly-butdetermined 2021-22 concert seasons has been the teaming up of cello and piano, specifically out at Campbell Hall. Within a month, UCSB Arts & Lectures programmed the local debut of internationally-celebrated siblings Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason and last week’s cello-piano pairing of cellist Gautier Capuçon and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. As expected, both evenings presented a lofty order of musicality, and both found their highlights with Shostakovich’s powerful Sonata in D minor for Cello and Piano. Can we call this a theme song for the season? Last week’s concert opened in romantic mode, with Schumann and Brahms, saving the best for later. The French-blooded duo owned the cultural real estate of Debussy’s Sonata for Cello and Piano – lyrical and spacious, but ending in a kinetic whirl – and the Shostakovich as fitting finale. Folk themes wrap around devilish

Hearing/seeing New Zealander sensation Lorde at the Santa Barbara Bowl last Saturday triggered compare-contrast experiences for those who caught her 2014 Bowl show, at the ultra-precocious age of 17. Circa 2022, the 25-year-old Lorde is busy carving out a new, more mature persona, as heard on last year’s album Solar Power. Saturday’s show, the final stop on her North American tour, managed to be both polished and calculatedly raw. A vast, rotatable set, sporting a geometric balancing act of a large sphere and a blade-like ladder apparatus, was put to good use alongside a sophisticated light and staging plot, plus a band dressed in utilitarian uniforms, ala Devo or Polyphonic Spree. Electro-pop is the vague description of the Lorde sound, but she relies on the primitive power of her flexible voice and crafty lyrics, as heard on old hits Ribs, Royals, and Liability, and new treats California and Solar Power. Lorde’s reign continues, on new turf.

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Full chorus and orchestra

Choral Sounds Of May:

Happily, May’s music calendar is alive with the sound of choral music, by two torchkeepers of the Santa Barbara choral scene. On May 28th and 29th, the esteemed a cappella group Quire of Voyces, boldly led through its Renaissance-to-Modern repertoire turf by director Nathan, returns to the old worldly haunt of St. Anthony’s Chapel. This weekend, Santa Barbara’s Choral Society makes its way to another church-ofchoral-choice, the First Presbyterian. Long-standing director JoAnne Wasserman leads the 74-years-deep choral group in program dubbed “pas + amare/peace + love,” on the themes of Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs. Both groups were last heard from, concert-wise, around the choral-friendly period of Christmas. Unfortunately, that was also during a time when omicron kept potential audience members away in homely hordes. Consider this springtime flowering an unleashing of pentup desires and liberating screen-weary music fans. There are few more ancient live music pleasures than voices lifted up in song, and the feeling can be exponentially greater in the choral realm. Josef Woodard is a veteran cultural critic, who wrote for the Los Angeles Times for 25 years, has contributed to Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, DownBeat, and many music magazines, and a long association with the Santa Barbara Independent and News-Press. To date, he has published two books for Silman-James Press, on jazz legends Charles Lloyd and Charlie Haden, respectively. He recently published a debut novel, Ladies Who Lunch. Woodard is also a musician, a guitarist, songwriter, and head of the Household Ink Records label.


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Opera Santa Barbara

A Night In Rome

at The Granada

Joan Rutkowski, OSB Board Chair and honoree

stars of La Dolce Vita, Anita Ekberg and Marcello Mastroianni, projected onto the back of the stage, just in front of the sumptuously set tables complete with lemons, flowers, and fine table settings. There was even a beautifully constructed street sign below the stage with names of landmarks to be found in the legendary city of Roma.

Photos by Maxx Hennard

La Dolce Vita –

Musical interludes featured nostalgic tunes from the treasure chest of the past including songs made famous by By Robert F. Adams, Special to VOICE Louis Prima and other romantic classics. They were performed Bob and Sandy Urquhart by baritone Alexander Elliot and a backup band, sharing the wide stage with the IGHTS AND SOUNDS OF CINEMATIC ROME buffeted the sold-out crowd dinner guests. The lighting was colorful and mysterious, at Opera Santa Barbara's recent gala benefit, La Dolce Vita, A Night in Rome. suggesting an outdoors dining experience. Support upcoming productions, the event spilled onto the Granada Theatre's gracious stage last Saturday. Guests traveled back to early 1960s Rome, a setting With energetic emcee Jacopo Giacopuzzi, found in Federico Fellini’s seminal film La Dolce Vita. Staff and organizers created announcing in two languages including Italian, at the a celebratory atmosphere, calling forth some seriously inventive touches including posed back center of the stage, honorees were invited to the Paparazzi at the entrance doors, and a lively cocktail reception in the Granada’s luxuriant podium for recognition for their long-standing support ground-floor lobby. The sharply dressed attendees mingled with delight as the full bar was open of the company. Honorees included Sandy and Bob for business and brimming glasses of wine were offered by superb staff. Urquhart and Board Chair Joan Rutkowski, all significant donors over the years. Once in the theatre, guests were treated to black and white film clips featuring the legendary The contributions from the trio have been many and they graciously accepted well-deserved honors, Kostis Protopapas, Artistic & General accolades, and amazing bouquets from the hosts Director including the emcee as well as Artistic and General Director Kostis Protopapas at the lectern. Also offered was a short film directed by OSB staff, including Zach Mendez and Nina Dunbar, that contained brief interviews with community-based writers, musicians, and production designers, as well as donors, all of whom reflected on recent Opera Santa Barbara achievements and the bankofthewest.com wide-open cultural impact the Company has had as a collaborative cornerstone arts organization. Generous Bank of the West continues to financial support was offered offer a variety of loan options by many guests, all of whom Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp were thanked many times to fit your needs. We have over by the staff and Board jumbo (up to $4,000,000), Chairs of this ambitious opera company.




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The evening drew over 150 guests. Event partners included: Venue Sponsor, the Granada Theatre; Wines were provided by Valley to the Sea Winery. The adept Event Committee was comprised of Co-Chairs Karen Knight, Carol Vernon, Eric Capelle, and Kostis Protopapas. Along the way, every kind of safety protocol was observed. Soon the exceptionally entertaining and fun evening drew to a close, wrapped around a theme that may be hard to surpass. It was a moment for the Robert F. Adams, a Santa Barbara landscape company to cheer as it ushers in the 2022-2023 architect, is a graduate of UCLA’s School of Theatre season of performances. The event raised over and Film, as well as Cal Poly. $226,000, a strong injection of needed funding. He has served on the film

Baritone Alexander Elliot

For upcoming Productions, season tickets, and other programs at Opera Santa Barbara, visit www.OperaSB.org or call 805-898-3890 for more information.

selection committees for the Aspen Film Fest and the SB International Film Festival. Email him at robert@earthknower.com.

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County Reviews Ambulance Services, AMR Contract to Expire TUESDAY, MAY 10TH - Santa Barbara County plans to hear from all qualified ambulance companies that may want to replace American Medical Response (AMR) when the contract expires.

plans. Fire leaders have begun making a case for their staff to take over the ambulance operations. “We can do better,” said Santa Barbara County Fire Chief Mark Hartwig.

AMR can reapply as well. SB County Superviors want to extend AMR’s contract while they review potential changes and different

More details will come out later this month.

SB County COVID-19 Testing Requirement Ends

On The

Street with John Palminteri

Taking the Polar Plunge for SB Special Olympics

TUESDAY, MAY 10TH - Santa Barbara County employees who did not get COVID shots have had to get regular tests. That requirement began last summer and is now ending. Das Williams was the only SB County Supervisor to vote against this change. “I respectfully disagree with the idea that we should rescind our COVID vaccination or testing policy. County workers are emergency workers,” said Supervisor Das Williams.

Michael Towbes Library Plaza Construction Begins SATURDAY, MAY 7TH - The Polar Plunge fundraiser in Santa Barbara for the Special Olympics brought out amazing teams from Santa Barbara city and county fire, the district attorney’s office, CHP, harbor patrol, police, sheriff, and individuals who brought donations and took a chilly dive to support the cause. Photo by Isaac Hernandez

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4TH - Santa Barbara’s new Michael Towbes Library Plaza project is now underway downtown. It will expand literacy and offer many new experiences in the Cultural Arts District.

Anne Towbes

Rancheros Visitadores Support Cancer Research

SB Public Library Foundation leaders, City officials, and SBPL Director Jessica Cadiente (center) at the groundbreaking ceremony

Residents Concerned About Hot Springs Trail Parking The popular Hot Springs Trail off East Mountain Drive in the Montecito Hills has become controversial with the lack of parking, residents worried about fire evacuation conflicts, and legal challenges about possible solutions.

Preparations for the “Big One” Downtown McDonald’s TUESDAY, MAY 3RD - Fire agencies and law enforcement are firming up their response plans now, and early, before we see the next “big one.” This session in Camarillo on Tuesday was one of three scheduled statewide this week.

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to Close its Doors

McDonald’s in downtown Santa Barbara is closing in July. It’s across from the Granada Theatre. This site at 1213 State St. and previously the restaurant was across the way at 1221 State St. – at least 20 years here. Hoping the very nice workers can relocate.

SATURDAY, MAY 7TH - The legendary Rancheros Visitadores ride is underway in the Santa Ynez Valley. It began with a parade in Solvang and a blessing at Mission Santa Ines. About 600 riders have raised $1.2-million for cancer research and services. After a COVID setback, this is the 90th ride. John Palminteri is a veteran news reporter and anchor for Newschannel 3-12 TV and both KJEE and KCLU radio in Santa Barbara/Santa Maria/Ventura. Off the air, he’s often bringing his smile and positive energy to the microphone at fundraisers and civic events. John’s social media presence has one of the largest followings in Santa Barbara, and this page has the weekly highlights. Twitter: @JohnPalminteri Instagram: @JohnPalminteriNews www.facebook.com/john.palminteri.5

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POSITIVE BODY IMAGE Workshop by local businesswomen • Workzones, 351 Paseo Nuevo, Fl 2 • Pay what you can • https://tinyurl.com/33aujysp • 10am12pm Sa, 5/14.


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UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents: Elizabeth Strout

Dive beyond the pages of bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout’s novels as she joins essayist Pico Iyer for an evening of conversation at UCSB’s Campbell Hall at 7:30pm on Friday, May 13th. For tickets ($10-35) to this UCSB Arts & Lectures event, visit www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu Elizabeth Strout

UCSB artes y conferencias presenta: Elizabeth Strout


AUTHOR ELIZABETH STROUT In conversation with Pico Iyer • UCSB Arts & Lectures • UCSB Campbell Hall • www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • $10-35 • 7:30pm Fr, 5/13. AUTORA ELIZABETH STROUT En conversación con Pico Iyer • UCSB Arts & Lectures • UCSB Campbell Hall • www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • $10-35 • 7:30pm viernes, 5/13.


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adolescentes 6-7pm, adolescentes/ jóvenes adultos 7-9pm, viernes. THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Rock concert • SB Bowl • $55-130.50 • www.sbbowl.com • 7pm Fr, 5/13. THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Concierto de Rock • SB Bowl • $55130.50 • www.sbbowl.com • 7pm viernes, 5/13. CELTIC WOMAN Celebrate Irish culture • Granada Theatre • www.granadasb.org • $55160 • 7:30pm Fr, 5/13.

EVENINGS AT ELINGS Concert by Arise Roots • Elings Park • $30-40 • https://tinyurl.com/3s5xvtyn • 5-10pm Fr, 5/13.

CELTIC WOMAN Celebra la cultura irlandesa • Granada Theatre • $55-160 • www.granadasb.org • 7:30pm viernes, 5/13.

TARDES EN ELINGS Concierto por Arise Roots • Elings Park • https://tinyurl.com/3s5xvtyn • $30-40 • 5-10pm viernes, 5/13.


TEEN NIGHT AT JAMS Open jam session • JAMS, 631 1/2 N. Milpas St. • Free • maria@jamsmusic.org • Young teens 6-7pm, teens/young adults 7-9pm, Fr. NOCHE DE ADOLESCENTES EN JAMS Sesión improvisada abierta • JAMS, 631 1/2 N. Milpas St. • Gratis • maria@jamsmusic.org • Jóvenes

SB ANTIQUE SHOW Shop over 70 dealers • Earl Warren Showgrounds • www.sbantiqueshow.com • $5-8 • 11am-7pm Fr, 5/13; 11am-6pm 5/14; 11am-4pm 5/15.

ESPECTÁCULO DE ANTIGÜEDADES SB Compra de más de 70 distribuidores • Earl Warren Showgrounds • $5-8 • www.sbantiqueshow.com • 11am-7pm viernes, 5/13; 11am-6pm 5/14; 11am4pm 5/15.


MORTON “WONDER” ORGAN Play this historic instrument • Arlington Theatre • Free • 9-11am Sa, 5/14. ÓRGANO “MARAVILLA” DE MORTON Toca este instrumento histórico • Arlington Theatre • Gratis • 9-11am sábado, 5/14.

IMAGEN DEL CUERPO POSITIVO Taller de empresarias locales • Workzones, 351 Paseo Nuevo, Fl 2 • Paga lo que puedas • https://tinyurl.com/33aujysp • 10am12pm sábado, 5/14.

PAX + AMARE Concert with baritone Valdis Jansons • The Choral Society • First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. • $10-20 • www.sbchoral.org • 7pm Sa, 5/14; 3pm 5/15.

GLOBAL SNAPSHOT CONFERENCE Virtual talks on global media • UCSB IHC • https://tinyurl.com/ykw2maa3 • Free • 10am-6pm Sa, 5/14.

PAX + AMARE Concierto con el barítono Valdis Jansons • The Choral Society • First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. • $10-20 • www.sbchoral.org • 7pm sábado, 5/14; 3pm 5/15.

CONFERENCIA GLOBAL DE INSTANTÁNEAS Charlas virtuales en medios globales • UCSB IHC • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/ykw2maa3 • 10am-6pm sábado, 5/14.


Sumérgete más allá de las páginas de las novelas de la autora de superventas y ganadora del premio Pulitzer, Elizabeth Strout mientras se une al ensayista Pico Iyer para Pico Iyer una velada de conversación en el Campbell Hall de UCSB a las 7:30pm del viernes, 13 de mayo. Para boletos ($10-35) para este evento de UCSB Arts & Lectures, visita www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu

May 13, 2022

JAZZ FESTIVAL By SB High School students • SBHS auditorium • $8-10 • https://tinyurl.com/brxmu698 • 8:30am-7:30pm Sa, 5/14. FESTIVAL DE JAZZ Por estudiantes de SB High School • Auditorio de SBHS • $8-10 • https://tinyurl.com/brxmu698 • 8:30am-7:30pm sábado, 5/14.

MAGICAL MUSIC OF MOTOWN Relive Motown classics • Lobero Theatre • $48-68 • www.lobero.org • 8pm Sa, 5/14. MÚSICA MÁGICA DE MOTOWN Revive los clásicos de Motown • Lobero Theatre • $48-68 • www.lobero.org • 8pm sábado, 5/14.


SB AUDOBON AT THE GARDEN Celebrate plants & birds • SB Botanic Garden • Free with admission • www.sbbg.org • 10:30am-1:30pm Sa, 5/14 & 5/21.

SB AUDOBON EN EL JARDÍN Celebra las plantas y las aves • SB Botanic Garden • Gratis con la entrada • www.sbbg.org • 10:30am1:30pm sábado, 5/14 y 5/21.


COFFEE & CLASSICS Vintage cars • South Coast Church, 5814 Cathedral Oaks Rd • Free • www.thecommunityhotrodproject.com • 8-10am 2nd & 4th Saturdays. CAFÉ Y CLÁSICOS Los autos antiguos • South Coast Church, 5814 Cathedral Oaks Rd • www.thecommunityhotrodproject.com • Gratis • 8-10am segundo y cuarto sábado. VENETIAN NIGHTS Auction & dinner for United Boys & Girls Clubs • 4849 Foothill Rd. • $150 • https://tinyurl.com/2v2e664d • 5-10pm Sa, 5/14. NOCHES VENECIANAS Subasta y cena para United Boys & Girls Clubs• 4849 Foothill Rd. • $150 • https://tinyurl.com/2v2e664d • 5-10pm sábado, 5/14. STAR PARTY Explore night skies • Palmer Observatory, SB Museum of Natural History • Free • 8-10pm Sa, 5/14. FIESTA DE ESTRELLAS Explora los cielos nocturnos • Observatorio Palmer, Museo de Historia Natural SB • Gratis • 8-10pm sábado, 5/14.

Sunday • domingo 5.15.22 ECO HERO AWARD Honoring Paul Stamets & Louie Schwartzberg • SB Permaculture Network • Lobero Theatre • $20-100 • www.lobero.org • 6:30pm Fr, 5/13. PREMIO HÉROE ECOLÓGICO Honrando a Paul Stamets y Louie Schwartzberg • SB Permaculture Network • Lobero Theatre • $20-100 • www.lobero.org • 6:30pm viernes, 5/13.


REMIX By UCSB Dance Company • UCSB Hatlen Theater • $12-17 • https://tinyurl.com/55u3k79r • 2-5pm Su, 5/15. REMEZCLA Por UCSB Dance Company • UCSB Hatlen Theater • $12-17 • https://tinyurl.com/55u3k79r • 2-5pm domingo, 5/15.


COMMUNITY NOT COPS Learn about Cops Off Campus Youth Coalition • Unitarian Society of SB, 1535 Santa Barbara St. • Free • 3-5pm Su, 5/15.

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COMUNIDAD NO POLICÍAS Más información sobre Cops Off Campus Youth Coalition • Unitarian Society of SB, 1535 Santa Barbara St. • Gratis • 3-5pm domingo, 5/15.


UCSB JAZZ ENSEMBLE Jazz concert • SB Jazz Society • SOhO • $10-35 • 1-4pm Su, 5/15. CONJUNTO DE JAZZ DE LA UCSB Concierto de jazz • SB Jazz Society • SOhO • $10-35 • 1-4pm domingo, 5/15.

CARILLON RECITAL Free public concert • UCSB Storke Tower • Free • 2pm Su, 5/15. RECITAL DE CARILLÓN Concierto público gratuito • UCSB Storke Tower • Gratis • 2pm domingo, 5/15. SB YOUTH SYMPHONY Musicians ages 12-18 • Lobero Theatre • Free • www.lobero.org • 4pm Su, 5/15. SINFÓNICA JUVENIL SB Músicos de 12 a 18 años • Lobero Theatre • Gratis • www.lobero.org • 4pm domingo, 5/15. QUARTETES & MILLER-PORFIRIS DUO Classical music concert • UCSB Dept. of Music • Karl Geiringer Hall • Free • 7:30pm Su, 5/15. QUARTETES & MILLER-PORFIRIS DUO Concierto de musica clasica • UCSB Dept. of Music • Karl Geiringer Hall • Gratis • 7:30pm domingo, 5/15.


RANCHO LA PATERA & STOW HOUSE Enjoy the beautiful grounds • www.goletahistory.org • 11am-2pm weekends. RANCHO LA PATERA & STOW HOUSE Disfruta de los hermosos jardines • www.goletahistory.org • De 11am a 2pm los fines de semana.

Sunday • domingo 5.15.22 LUNAR ECLIPSE VIEWING Public viewing with experts • SB Museum of Natural History, hosted at Camino Real Marketplace • Free • 7:469:53pm Su, 5/15. VISUALIZACIÓN DEL ECLIPSE LUNAR Visita pública con expertos • Museo SB de Historia Natural, tendrá lugar en Camino Real Marketplace • Gratis • 7:46-9:53pm domingo, 5/15.


FAMILY LEARNING DAY Hands-on learning & activities • SB Trust for Historical Preservation • El Presidio de SB • Free • 11am-2pm Su, 5/15. DÍA DE APRENDIZAJE FAMILIAR Aprendizaje práctico y actividades • SB Trust for Historical Preservation • El Presidio de SB • Gratis • 11am-2pm domingo, 5/15. TEDDY BEAR PICNIC Supporting Teddy Bear Cancer Fdn. • Montecito Club • $125 • www.teddybearcancerfoundation.org • 1-4pm Su, 5/15. PICNIC DE TEDDY BEAR Apoyando a Teddy Bear Cancer Fdn. • Montecito Club • $125 • www.teddybearcancerfoundation.org • 1-4pm domingo, 5/15. NATE BARGATZE: THE RAINCHECK TOUR Comedy show • Granada Theatre • $40.75-70.75 • www.granadasb.org • 7pm Su, 5/15. NATE BARGATZE: LA GIRA RAINCHECK Show de comedia • Granada Theatre • $40.75-70.75 • www.granadasb.org • 7pm domingo, 5/15.


REIMAGINING JUSTICE Learn about local social justice equity efforts • Democratic Women of SB County • Municipal Winemakers, 22 Anacapa St. • Free • https://tinyurl.com/52hvnx69 • 5pm Mo, 5/16.

REIMAGINANDO LA JUSTICIA Aprende sobre los esfuerzos locales de equidad de justicia social • Mujeres demócratas del condado de SB • Municipal Winemakers, 22 Anacapa St. • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/52hvnx69 • 5pm lunes, 5/16.


YING QUARTET Chamber music concert • SB Museum of Art • $20-25 • https://tinyurl.com/sf9paz9t • 7:30pm Mo, 5/16. YING QUARTET Concierto de música de cámara • SB Museum of Art • $20-25 • https://tinyurl.com/sf9paz9t • 7:30pm lunes, 5/16.

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HIKE ARROYO HONDO PRESERVE Mon & Wed, 12:30 to 3pm and the first & third weekends, Sat & Sun from 10am to 12:30pm and 12:30pm to 3pm. Free • https://tinyurl.com/ya3pgxge LA RESERVA ARROYO HONDO Los lunes y miércoles de 12:30 a 3pm y el primer y tercer fin de semana del mes, sábados y domingos de 10am a 12:30pm y de 12:30pm a 3pm. La visita es gratuita • https://tinyurl.com/ya3pgxge SANTA BARBARA GHOST TOURS Professor Julie Ann Brown tours you through Downtown SB sharing the stories of local resident ghosts • $35-$150 • www.sbghosttour.com SANTA BARBARA GHOST TOURS La profesora Julie Ann Brown recorre el centro de SB compartiendo las historias de los fantasmas residentes locales • $35-$150 • www.sbghosttour.com


SERVING UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES Webinar by 805 UndocuFund • Free • https://tinyurl.com/yc324kee • 1011am We, 5/18.

UNDERSTANDING MEDICARE Virtual presentation • HICAP • Free • www.CentralCoastSeniors.org • 3pm We, 5/18. ENTENDIENDO MEDICARE Presentación virtual • HICAP • Gratis • www.CentralCoastSeniors.org • 3pm miércoles, 5/18.

AL SERVICIO DE LAS COMUNIDADES DE INMIGRANTES INDOCUMENTADOS Seminario web por 805 UndocuFund • https://tinyurl.com/yc324kee • Gratis • 10-11am miércoles, 5/18.

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

NEW APPROACHES TO YOUTH JUSTICE Virtual community forum • League of Women Voters SB • Free • https://tinyurl.com/4vzbpvez • 121:30pm We, 5/18.

ORGULLOSO JUVENTUD DE COLOR Jóvenes de color LGBTQ + • Pacific Pride Foundation • Gratis • Reuniones alternas en persona y en línea • Reserva tu lugar: https://tinyurl.com/hnkfvb9t • 4-5:30pm miércoles.

VIRTUAL LUNCH & LEARN Talk about CA tiger salamanders • Land Trust for SB County • Free • https://tinyurl.com/mvmxbm5s • 12:30-1:30pm We, 5/18. ALMUERZO VIRTUAL Y APRENDIZAJE Habla acerca de las salamandras tigre de CA • Land Trust for SB County • https://tinyurl.com/mvmxbm5s • Gratis • 12:30-1:30pm miércoles, 5/18.

Family Learning Day

Explore your family’s green thumbs and the environmental benefits of Santa Barbara’s adobe architecture with free, handson activities at the SB Trust for Historic Preservation’s Family Learning Day, held at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara’s Heritage Gardens from 11am-2pm on Sunday, May 15th. To learn more visit www.sbthp.org

Día de aprendizaje familiar

Explora los pulgares verdes de tu familia y los beneficios ambientales de la arquitectura de adobe de Santa Bárbara con actividades prácticas gratuitas en el Día de Aprendizaje Familiar de SB Trust for Historic Preservation, que tendrá lugar en los Heritage Gardens del Presidio de Santa Bárbara de 11am a 2pm el domingo, 15 de mayo. Para obtener más información, visita www.sbthp.org

Tuesday • martes CHILDREN | NIÑOS

Wednesday • miércoles 5.18.22

NUEVOS ENFOQUES PARA LA JUSTICIA JUVENIL Foro de la comunidad virtual • League of Women Voters SB • https://tinyurl.com/4vzbpvez • Gratis • 12-1:30pm miércoles, 5/18. Feeling anxious, fatigued, depressed, or just experiencing isolation challenges?


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VIRTUAL ENGLISH CONVERSATION Practice naturally • SB Public Library • Free • https://tinyurl.com/yc73x8j8 • 4:30-5:30pm We, 5/18. CONVERSACIÓN VIRTUAL EN INGLÉS Practique naturalmente • Biblioteca pública de SB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/yc73x8j8 • 4:305:30pm miércoles, 5/18. LE CERCLE FRANÇAIS French conversation, all levels welcome • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Olive St., SB • Free • http://sbfrenchgroup.yolasite.com • 5-7pm We.

WATERSHED WONDERS LESSON For grades K-3 • Explore Ecology & SB Public Library • Montecito Library • Free • https://tinyurl.com/5n6ryzy7 • 3:30-4:30pm Tu, 5/17 & We, 5/17. LECCIÓN DE MARAVILLAS DE CUENCAS HIDROGRÁFICAS Para los grados K-3 • Explore Ecology & SB Public Library • Montecito Library • https://tinyurl.com/5n6ryzy7 •

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


UCSB GAMELAN ENSEMBLE Ancient music style from Cirebon, West Java • UCSB Dept. of Music • UCSB Music Bowl • Free • 12pm We, 5/18. UCSB GAMELAN ENSEMBLE Estilo de música antigua de Cirebon, Java Occidental • UCSB Dept. of Music • UCSB Music Bowl • Gratis • 12pm miércoles, 5/18. MARCUS ROBERTS TRIO Legendary jazz concert • Lobero Theatre • $36-106 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm We, 5/18. MARCUS ROBERTS TRIO Concierto de jazz legendario • Lobero Theatre • $36-106 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm miércoles, 5/18.


Gratis • 3:30-4:30pm martes, 5/17 y miércoles, 5/17.


TEEN ADVISORY BOARD Help shape Library events, programs, and collections • Eastside Library • Free • 4-5pm Tu. JUNTA ASESORA DE ADOLESCENTES Ayuda a dar forma a los eventos, programas y colecciones de la biblioteca • Biblioteca del lado este • Gratis • martes de 4-5pm.

UCSB PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Contemporary percussion works • UCSB Dept. of Music • UCSB Music Bowl • https://tinyurl.com/mrtt63hx • Free-$10 • 7:30pm We, 5/18. UCSB PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Obras de percusión contemporáneas • UCSB Dept. of Music • UCSB Music Bowl • Gratis-$10 • https://tinyurl.com/mrtt63hx • 7:30pm miércoles, 5/18.


WOMEN UNITED DERBY LUNCHEON With speaker entrepreneur Beate Chelette • United Way Women United SB County • Plaza de Sol, Hilton SB • https://tinyurl.com/bdzxbtsd • $175 • 11:30am-1:30pm We, 5/18. ALMUERZO DEL DERBY DE WOMEN UNITED Con la oradora empresaria Beate Chelette • United Way Women United SB County • Plaza de Sol, Hilton SB • https://tinyurl.com/bdzxbtsd • $175 • 11:30am-1:30pm miércoles, 5/18.


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OG TUTOR ORIENTATION Become a reading tutor • Central Library, Children’s Area • Free • https://tinyurl.com/5ht3ep6h • 5-6pm Th, 5/19.

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

ORIENTACIÓN PARA TUTORES OG Conviértete en tutor de lectura • Biblioteca Central, Área Infantil • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/5ht3ep6h • 5-6pm jueves, 5/19.


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


State Street Ballet Academy: Madeline

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TENDING THE HOMESCAPE Virtual talk by Julie Cordero • SB Public Library • https://tinyurl.com/3u7nx3es • Free • 5:30-6:30pm Th, 5/19.

Visit the Big Apple with one of literature’s most adventurous and charming heroines when the State State Ballet Academy students perform Madeline: Lost in Central Park at the Lobero Theatre at 2pm and 6pm on Saturday, May 21st. For tickets ($1525) visit www.lobero.org

State Street Ballet Academy: Madeline

Visita la Gran Manzana con una de las heroínas más aventureras y encantadoras de la literatura cuando los estudiantes de la State State Ballet Academy interpreten Madeline: Lost in Central Park en el Teatro Lobero a las 2 y 6pm el sábado, 21 de mayo. Para boletos ($15-25) visita www.lobero.org

Thursday • jueves DANCE | BAILE

INSPIRE RECITAL Three distinct shows by SB Dance Arts • Marjorie Luke Theatre • $25-35 • www.luketheatre.org • Senior show: 7pm Th, 5/19; Junior show: 6:30pm 5/20; Youth show: 12pm 5/21. RECITAL INSPIRADOR Tres espectáculos distintos de SB Dance Arts • Marjorie Luke Theatre • $25-35 • www.luketheatre.org • Espectáculo para personas mayores: 7pm jueves, 5/19; Espectáculo para jóvenes: 6:30pm 5/20; Espectáculo juvenil: 12pm 5/21.


STATE OF OUR SCHOOLS Presentation on SBUSD schools • SB Education Foundation • Elings Park Amphitheater • Free, RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/mtz3vsc2 • 9am Th, 5/19.

ESTADO DE NUESTRAS ESCUELAS Presentación sobre las escuelas del SBUSD • SB Education Foundation • Elings Park Amphitheater • Gratis con reserva: https://tinyurl.com/mtz3vsc2 • 9am jueves, 5/19. WORD & LIFE VIRTUAL SERIES Discuss Ready by Dr. David Richo • $25 full series • www.wordandlife.us • 10-11:30am Th. in May.


SERIE VIRTUAL PALABRA Y VIDA Discute Ready por el Dr. David Richo • $25 serie completa • www.wordandlife.us • 10-11:30am jueves en Mayo. POETRY CLUB Discuss Edna St. Vincent Millay • Montecito Library • Free • 2-3:30pm Th, 5/19. CLUB DE POESIA Discute Edna St. Vincent Millay • Biblioteca Montecito • Gratis • 2-3:30pm jueves, 5/19. TEEN ANIME & MANGA CLUB Talk, watch, and read together • Central Library, Main Level Tech Lab • Free • 4-5:30pm Th, 5/19. CLUB DE ANIME Y MANGA PARA ADOLESCENTES Habla, ve y lean juntos • Biblioteca central, laboratorio tecnológico del nivel principal • Gratis • 4-5:30pm jueves, 5/19. PROUD YOUTH GROUP Group for LGBTQ+ students • Pacific Pride Foundation • Free • Alternating in-person and online meetings • RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/hnkfvb9t • 4-5:30pm Th. GRUPO DE JÓVENES ORGULLOSOS Grupo para estudiantes LGBTQ + • Pacific Pride Foundation • Gratis • Reuniones alternas en persona y en línea • Reserva tu lugar:

STATE STREET PROMENADE MARKET State St between Carrillo and Figueroa Sts • 3 to 7:30pm Thursdays • https://tinyurl.com/yx9v4pmd MERCADO DEL STATE ST. PROMENADE La Calle State entre las Calles Carrillo y Figueroa • 3 a 7:30pm los jueves • https://tinyurl.com/yx9v4pmd


READ TO A DOG Read to a therapy dog • Eastside Library • Free • 3-4pm Th. LEERLE A UN PERRO Leerle a un perro de terapia •


COASTAL KIDS WATER LESSON For grades 4-6 • Explore Ecology & SB Public Library • Montecito Library • https://tinyurl.com/bddf6y3u • Free • 3:30-4:40pm Fr, 5/20.

SEA LEVEL RISE IN SB Webinar on climate change’s local impact • SB Trust for Historical Preservation • Free • https://tinyurl.com/2p852h4u • 6pm Th, 5/19.

LECCIÓN DE AGUA COSTERA Para los grados 4-6 • Explore Ecology & SB Public Library • Biblioteca Montecito • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/bddf6y3u • 3:30-4:40pm viernes, 5/20.

AUMENTO DEL NIVEL DEL MAR EN SB Seminario web sobre el impacto local del cambio climático • SB Trust for Historical Preservation • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/2p852h4u • 6pm jueves, 5/19.


DEAREST MINNIE: A SAILOR’S STORY Presented by writer Leslie Compton • SB Maritime Museum • Free-$20 • www.sbmm.org • 7-9pm Th, 5/19. QUERIDA MINNIE Presentado por la escritora Leslie Compton • Museo Marítimo SB • Gratis-$20 • www.sbmm.org • 7-9pm jueves, 5/19.


TUFAWON LIVE Hip-hop concert • UCSB MultiCultural Center Theater • Free, register: https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu • 6pm Th, 5/19.


9:30am-12pm viernes, 5/20 y 5/21.


GEM FAIRE Shop beads, gems, and more • Earl Warren Showgrounds • $7 • www.gemfaire.com • 12-6pm Fr, 5/20; 10am-6pm 5/21; 10am-5pm 5/22. FERIA DE GEMAS Compra abalorios, gemas y más • Earl Warren Showgrounds • $7 • www.gemfaire.com • 12-6pm viernes, 5/20; 10am-6pm 5/21; 10am-5pm 5/22.

OPUS I: AQUA Espectáculo de ballet contemporáneo • UCSB Dept. of Theater/Dance • Hatlen Theater • https://tinyurl.com/3jkrhc62 • $11-15 • 7pm viernes, 5/20-5/21; 1pm 5/22.

DENIM & DIAMONDS Para beneficiar Habitat for Humanity SB County • Carriage House & Western Art Museum • Agotado • https://tinyurl.com/5ekha8rt • 5:30pm viernes, 5/20.


OPEN MIC Evening of self-expression • UCSB Multicultural Center • Biko Garage, 6612 Sueno Rd. • Free • 7:30pm Fr, 5/20. MICROFONO ABIERTO Una noche de autoexpresión • UCSB Multicultural Center • Biko Garage, 6612 Sueno Rd. • Gratis • 7:30pm viernes, 5/20.

Sing! Children’s Chorus: Spring Concert

GRIFFIN HOUSE Concierto folclórico • SOhO • $20-22 • www.sohosb.com • 6pm jueves, 5/19.

CORRE, CAMINA Y RUEDA PARA LESIONES CEREBRALES Apoyando a Jodi House • Chase Palm Park y virtual • $10-30 • https://tinyurl.com/4td94fkv • jueves, 5/19.

LIVE ART AND WINE TOUR Explora la cultura del centro de SB • Downtown SB Organization • Arlington Theatre • $85-95 • https://tinyurl.com/8kptekfp • 5:309pm jueves, 5/19.

DENIM & DIAMONDS Benefitting Habitat for Humanity SB County • Carriage House & Western Art Museum • Sold out • https://tinyurl.com/5ekha8rt • 5:30pm Fr, 5/20.

TOURS DE CAFÉ DE PRIMAVERA Explora FRINJ Coffee • Good Land Organics, 1362 Farren Rd, Goleta • $150 • www.frinjcoffee.com •

GRIFFIN HOUSE Folk concert • SOhO • $20-22 • www.sohosb.com • 6pm Th, 5/19.

RUN, WALK & ROLL FOR BRAIN INJURY Support Jodi House • Chase Palm Park & virtual • $10-30 • https://tinyurl.com/4td94fkv • Th, 5/19.

LIVE ART AND WINE TOUR Explore downtown SB culture • Downtown SB Organization • Arlington Theatre • $85-95 • https://tinyurl.com/8kptekfp • 5:309pm Th, 5/19.

OPUS I: AQUA Contemporary ballet performance • UCSB Dept. of Theater/Dance • Hatlen Theater • $11-15 • https://tinyurl.com/3jkrhc62 • 7pm Fr, 5/20-5/21; 1pm 5/22.

SPRING COFFEE TOURS Explore FRINJ Coffee • Good Land Organics, 1362 Farren Rd, Goleta • $150 • www.frinjcoffee.com • 9:30am-12pm Fr, 5/20 & 5/21.

TUFAWON LIVE Concierto de hip hop • UCSB MultiCultural Center Theater • Gratis, registrate: https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu • 6pm jueves, 5/19.


Biblioteca del lado este • Gratis • 3-4pm jueves.

Friday • viernes

CUIDANDO EL PAISAJE HOGAREÑO Trail Talk Virtual por Julie Cordero • Biblioteca pública de SB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/3u7nx3es • 5:306:30pm jueves, 5/19.

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Safari Local

https://tinyurl.com/hnkfvb9t • 4-5:30pm jueves.

May 13, 2022

Celebrate the next generation of Santa Barbara’s singers when the Music Academy of the West’s Sing! Children’s Chorus presents its Spring Concert at Hahn Hall at 4pm on Saturday, May 21st. To reserve free tickets visit https://tinyurl.com/4w2m9sua

Sing! Children’s Chorus: concierto de primavera

Celebra la próxima generación de cantantes de Santa Bárbara cuando el Sing! Children’s Chorus de Music Academy of the West presente su Concierto de Primavera en Hahn Hall a las 4pm el sábado, 21 de mayo. Para reservar entradas gratis visita https://tinyurl.com/4w2m9sua

Saturday • sábado


MADELINE Realizado por estudiantes de State St. Ballet Academy • Lobero Theatre • $15-25 • www.lobero.org • 2pm y 6pm sábado, 5/21. BALLET IN BLOOM & THE TOY SHOPPE Performed by SB Festival Ballet • Center Stage Theater • $20-25 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 6pm Sa, 5/21 & 2pm Su, 5/22.

MUSIC FOR UKRAINE Chamber music concert supporting UNICEF response • Deane Chapel, Westmont College • Free, donations appreciated • 3pm Sa, 5/21. MÚSICA PARA UCRANIA Concierto de música de cámara en apoyo de la respuesta de UNICEF • Deane Chapel, Westmont College • Gratis, se agradecen las donaciones • 3pm sábado, 5/21. SING! SPRING CONCERT Children’s vocal concert • Music Academy of the West, Hahn Hall • Free, RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/4w2m9sua • 4pm Sa, 5/21.

BALLET EN BLOOM Y LA TIENDA DE JUGUETES Realizado por SB Festival Ballet • Center Stage Theater • $20-25 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 6pm sábado, 5/21 y 2pm domingo, 5/22.


LOTUSLAND BOOK RELEASE Celebratory luncheon • Ganna Walska Lotusland • $350 • www.lotusland.org • 11:30am-2pm Sa, 5/21. LANZAMIENTO DE LIBRO EN LOTUSLAND Almuerzo de celebración • Ganna Walska Lotusland • $350 • www.lotusland.org • 11:30am-2pm sábado, 5/21.

TIERRA BOLA DE NIEVE Charla del profesor Francis Macdonald • Biblioteca de Goleta Valley • Gratis • 2pm sábado, 5/21.



MADELINE Performed by State St. Ballet Academy students • Lobero Theatre • $15-25 • www.lobero.org • 2pm & 6pm Sa, 5/21.

SNOWBALL EARTH Charla del profesor Francis Macdonald • Biblioteca de Goleta Valley • Gratis • 2pm Sa, 5/21.


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SING! CONCIERTO DE PRIMAVERA Concierto vocal para niños • Music Academy of the West, Hahn Hall • Gratis, Reserva tu lugar: https://tinyurl.com/4w2m9sua • 4pm sábado, 5/21. RIFFING ON GERSHWIN SB Symphony plays Gershwin & Price • Granada Theatre • $31-156 • www.granadasb.org • 7:30pm Sa, 5/21 & 3pm Su, 5/22. BURLÁNDOSE DE GERSHWIN SB Symphony toca Gershwin & Price • Granada Theatre • $31-156 • www.granadasb.org • 7:30pm sábado, 5/21 y 3pm domingo, 5/22. OLIVIA RODRIGO Pop concert • SB Bowl • $55-65 • www.sbbowl.com • 7:30pm Sa, 5/21. OLIVIA RODRIGO Concierto pop • SB Bowl • $55-65 • www.sbbowl.com • 7:30pm sábado, 5/21. UCSB MIDDLE EAST ENSEMBLE Night of music & dance • UCSB Dept.

of Music • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall • https://tinyurl.com/y68msvcv • Free-$10 • 7:30pm Sa, 5/21. UCSB MIDDLE EAST ENSEMBLE Noche de musica y baile • UCSB Dept. of Music • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall • https://tinyurl.com/y68msvcv • Gratis-$10 • 7:30pm sábado, 5/21. BOB DYLAN’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Concert by Shakey Zimmerman • Alcazar Theatre, Carpinteria • $20-35 • www.thealcazar.org • 7:30pm Sa, 5/21. CUMPLEAÑOS DE BOB DYLAN Concierto de Shakey Zimmerman • Teatro Alcazar, Carpinteria • $20-35 • www.thealcazar.org • 7:30pm sábado, 5/21.


BEACH LOBSTER TRAP REMOVAL Remove derelict traps • SB Channelkeeper • Black Rock Beach, meet at Goleta Beach Parking Lot • https://tinyurl.com/537r58u5 • 8am12pm Sa, 5/21. ELIMINACIÓN DE TRAMPAS Eliminar trampas abandonadas • SB Channelkeeper • Black Rock Beach, punto de reunion: el estacionamiento de la playa de Goleta • https://tinyurl.com/537r58u5 • 8am12pm sábado, 5/21.


BARBARA IRELAND WALK FOR BREAST CANCER Support local breast cancer resources • Cancer Fdn of SB • Chase Palm Park & virtual • $20-60 • https://tinyurl.com/ycxrrtdm • 7am Sa, 5/21. BARBARA IRELAND CAMINA POR EL CÁNCER DE MAMA Apoya los recursos locales contra el cáncer de mama • Cancer Fdn of SB • Chase Palm Park y virtual • $20-60

Photo by Fritz Olenberger

May 13, 2022

La Primavera

Kick off this summer’s Fiesta celebrations with music, performances by the Spirits of Fiesta, and Old Spanish Day’s unveiling of the 2022 pin, theme, and poster at La Primavera, hosted from 5-10pm on Saturday, May 21st at the Carriage and Western Art Museum. For tickets ($80) visit https://tinyurl.com/y349tbnz

La Primavera

Comienza las celebraciones de la Fiesta de este verano con música, presentaciones de las Espíritus de la Fiesta y la presentación del broche, el tema y el cartel de 2022 de Old Spanish Days en La Primavera, que se llevará a cabo de 5 a 10pm el sábado, 21 de mayo en el Carriage and Western Art Museum. Para boletos ($80) visita https://tinyurl.com/y349tbnz

• https://tinyurl.com/ycxrrtdm • 7am sábado, 5/21.

$80 • https://tinyurl.com/y349tbnz • 5-10pm sábado, 5/21.

LA PRIMAVERA Fiesta pin & theme reveal, dancing, music • Old Spanish Days • Carriage and Western Art Museum • $80 • https://tinyurl.com/y349tbnz • 5-10pm Sa, 5/21.

LATINO BUSINESS AWARDS Honoring community members • Arlington Theatre • $50-150 • www.thearlingtontheatre.com • 6pm Sa, 5/21.

LA PRIMAVERA Revelación del broche de fiesta y tema, baile, música • Old Spanish Days • Carriage and Western Art Museum •


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CHAUCER’S BOOK SIGNING With local author Valerie Hobbs, Rusty • Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. • Free • 2pm Su, 5/22.

FIRMA DE LIBROS DE CHAUCER’S Con el autor local Valerie Hobbs, Rusty • Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. • Gratis • 2pm domingo, 5/22.


UCSB GAMELAN ENSEMBLE Ancient style of music from Cirebon, West Java • UCSB Dept. of Music • Karl Geiringer Hall • Free-$10 • https://tinyurl.com/yt97stt6 • 5:30pm Su, 5/22.

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UCSB GAMELAN ENSEMBLE Estilo antiguo de música de Cirebon, Java Occidental • UCSB Dept. of Music • Karl Geiringer Hall • Gratis-$10 • https://tinyurl.com/yt97stt6 • 5:30pm domingo, 5/22.



CASAFARI GALA Fundraiser for CASA SB County • Chumash Casino Resort • $200 • www.sbcasa.org/casafari • 1-5pm Su, 5/22.

CASAFARI GALA Recaudación de fondos para CASA SB County • Chumash Casino Resort • $200 • www.sbcasa.org/casafari • 1-5pm domingo, 5/22. HAPPY TAILS CELEBRATION Support C.A.R.E.4Paws • Music Academy of the West & virtual • $100 in-person, free online • www.care4paws.org/happytails • 4-8pm Su, 5/22. CELEBRACIÓN DE COLAS FELICES Apoya C.A.R.E.4Paws • Music Academy of the West y virtual • $100 en persona, gratis en línea • www.care4paws.org/happytails • 4-8pm domingo, 5/22.

PREMIOS A LAS EMPRESAS LATINAS Honrando a los miembros de la comunidad • Arlington Theatre • $50150 • www.thearlingtontheatre.com • 6pm sábado, 5/21.

SPRING FORWARD GALA Supporting SBCC • SBCC Foundation • Great Meadow, SBCC West Campus • $350 • https://tinyurl.com/mste6pwu • 4-7pm Su, 5/22. GALA DE AVANCE DE PRIMAVERA Apoyando SBCC • SBCC Foundation • Gran pradera, SBCC West Campus • $350 • https://tinyurl.com/mste6pwu • 4-7pm domingo, 5/22. AN EVENING WITH AUTHORS Auction & signings benefitting SB Public Library • Faulkner Gallery, Central Library • $50 • https://tinyurl.com/4xnk8ke8 • 5-7pm Su, 5/22. UNA NOCHE CON AUTORES Subasta y firmas en beneficio de la Biblioteca Pública de SB • Faulkner Gallery, Central Library • $50 • https://tinyurl.com/4xnk8ke8 • 5-7pm domingo, 5/22.


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Screening of Puccini’s opera • Hahn Hall • $10-28, ages 7-17 free • https://tinyurl.com/327rasrn • 2pm Su, 5/15.



Proyección de la ópera de Puccini • Hahn Hall • $10-28, gratis para personas de 7-17 años • https://tinyurl.com/327rasrn • 2pm domingo, 5/15.


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Screening & panel with filmmaker, producer, and Puerto Rican activists • UCSB MultiCultural Center Theater • Free • 6pm We, 5/18.


Follow two high-achieving high school students determined to make up for four years of missed teenage fun in one wild night at the UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center’s free screening of Booksmart at Pollock Theater at 2pm on Saturday, May 21st. Then, gain insight into the making of the film in a post-screening talk with screenwriter/producer Katie Silberman. To register visit www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu


May 13, 2022

Sigue a dos estudiantes de secundaria de alto rendimiento decididos a compensar cuatro años de diversión adolescente perdida en una noche salvaje en la proyección gratuita de Booksmart del UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center en el Pollock Theatre a las 2pm, el sábado, 21 de mayo. Luego, obten información sobre la filmacion de la película en una charla posterior a la proyección con la guionista y productora Katie Silberman. Para registrarte visita www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu

The Arlington Theatre

Proyección y panel con cineastas, productores y activistas puertorriqueños • Teatro del Centro Multicultural UCSB • Gratis • 6pm miércoles, 5/18. Screening & talk with writer/director Marc Shaffer • UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center, Pollock Theater • www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu • Free • 7pm Th, 5/19.


Screening & talk with screenwriter/producer Katie Silberman • UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center, Pollock Theater • Free • www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu • 2pm Sa, 5/21.


Proyección y charla con el escritor/director Marc Shaffer • UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center, Pollock Theatre • www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu • Gratis • 7pm jueves, 5/19.



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Proyección y conversación con la guionista / productora Katie Silberman • UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center, Pollock Theater • Gratis • www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu • 2pm sábado, 5/21.

Fiesta 5 • Camino

Fiesta 5


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Firestarter* (R): Fri-Sun: 12:20, 2:50, 5:10,7:40, 10:00. Mon-Thur: 2:50, 5:10, 7:40. Doctor Strange 2* (PG13): Fri: 12:30, 1:10, 1:50, 2:30, 3:20, 4:00, 4:40/3D, 5:20, 6:15, 6:50, 7:30, 8:15, 9:05, 9:40, 10:20. Sat/Sun: 11:00, 11:40, 12:30, 1:10, 1:50, 2:30, 3:20, 4:00, 4:40/3D, 5:20, 6:15, 6:50, 7:30, 8:15, 9:05, 9:40, 10:20. Mon-Wed: 1:10, 1:50, 2:30, 3:20, 4:00, 4:40, 5:20, 6:15, 6:50, 7:30, 8:15, 9:05.Thur: 1:10, 1:50, 2:30, 3:20, 4:00, 4:40, 5:20, 6:15, 7:30, 8:15, 9:05. Everything Everywhere All at Once (R): Fri-Sun: 12:45, 3:50, 7:00, 10:10. Mon-Thur: 1:40, 5:00, 8:05. Men* (R): Thur: 7:50.


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Vortex (R): Fri, Mon-Tue: 4:25, 7:20. Sat/Sun: 2:15, 4:25, 7:20. Wed/Thur: 4:25. Petite Maman (PG): Fri-Tue, Thur: 5:20. Wed: 5:00. The Duke (R): Fri, Mon-Thur: 7:30. Sat/Sun: 2:05, 7:30. Downton Abbey A New Era*: Wed: 7:00. Thur: 7:20.


Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness* (PG13): Fri-Thurs: 1:45, 3:45, 7:00.

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Doctor Strange 2* (PG13): Fri: 12:45, 2:15/LP, 2:45, 3:45, 5:15/LP, 5:45, 6:45,8:15/LP, 8:45, 9:45. Sat: 11:45, 12:45, 2:15, 2:45, 3:45, 5:15/LP, 5:45, 6:45, 8:15/LP, 8:45, 9:45. Sun: 11:45, 12:45, 2:15/LP, 2:45, 3:45, 5:15/LP, 5:45, 6:45, 8:15/LP, 8:45. Mon-Thur: 2:15/LP, 2:45, 3:45, 5:15/LP, 5:45, 6:45, 8:15/LP, 8:45. The Northman (R): Fri-Thur: 2:00, 5:00, 8:00.


Firestarter* (R): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:40, 8:00. Sat/Sun: 1:00,3:20, 5:40, 8:00. Family Camp (PG): Fri. Mon-Thur: 4:50, 7:30. Sat/Sun: 2:15,4:50, 7:30. The Bad Guys (PG): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:40, 7:05. Sat/Sun: 1:55, 4:40, 7:05. Father Stu (R): Fri, Mon-Wed: 4:30, 7:20. Sat/Sun: 1:40, 4:30,7:20. Thur: 4:30. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (PG): Fri, Mon-Wed: 5:00, 7:45. Sat/Sun: 2:05, 5:00, 7:45. Men* (R): Thur: 8:05.


Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (R): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:30, 8:00. Sat/Sun: 3:00, 5:30, 8:00. Everything Everywhere All at Once (R): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:10, 8:15. Sat/Sun: 2:05, 5:10, 8:15. Fantastic Beast: The Secret of Dumbledore (PG13): Fri, Mon-Tue: 4:35, 7:45. Sat/Sun: 1:40, 4:35, 7:45. Wed/Thur: 4:35. The Lost City (PG13): Fri, Mon-Tue: 4:45, 7:30. Sat/Sun: 1:50, 4:45, 7:30. Wed/Thur: 4:15, 7:30. Downton Abbey A New Era*: Wed: 7:00. Thur: 7:00, 8:00.

May 13, 2022


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Rotary Club of Montecito Presents $15,000 in Career Technical Scholarships to SBCC Students


WELVE $1,250 SCHOLARSHIPS HAVE BEEN PRESENTED TO STANDOUT SANTA BARBARA CITY COLLEGE STUDENTS by the Rotary Club of Montecito and its supporting foundation in partnership with the SBCC Foundation. All scholarship recipients are students who are currently pursuing study in a career technical education program. “We are eternally grateful to the Rotary Club of Montecito for their long-standing commitment to SBCC students,” said SBCC Foundation CEO Geoff Green. “For 25 years the Club has offered generous scholarships to SBCC’s Career Technical Education students. CTE programs are one of the great strengths of our community’s college. The talented students who pursue these specialized skills are the future of our community.” SBCC Faculty nominated students who showcase academic excellence, leadership, and service to their classroom, campus, and community. The nomination and selection processes are guided by the Rotary Club’s Four-Way Test: “Is it Truth? Is it Fair to all

Santa Barbara International Film Festival Welcomes New Board Members


OLLOWING THE SUCCESS of this past March’s Santa Barbara International Film Festival, five individuals have joined the organization’s Board of Directors. Beyond its annual festival, SBIFF provides educational programs and events to the community year-round. www.sbiff.org VINCE CABALLERO has over 36 years of financial services industry experience. He joined Union Bank in 2010 as Managing Director and Region Manager of San Fernando Valley and became Region Manager of the Santa Barbara County Region in 2014. Caballero oversees the operations of 14 branches with over $1.6 billion in deposits in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties.

ERNESTO PAREDES is the Executive Director of Easy Lift. Paredes is passionately devoted to the non-profit sector, and has served on many local boards in leadership positions. Currently, he serves on the Cottage Health Board of Directors and as well as a Trustee for the Santa Barbara Foundation. He has also continued his professional development through nonprofit executive education programs at Harvard Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education Programs.

Vince Caballero

Gordon Seabury

Ernesto Paredes

GORDON SEABURY has committed his career to building brands that practice a triple bottom line - people, planet and profit - approach to business. Gordon purchased Toad&Co, a small start-up outdoor apparel brand based in Telluride, CO. Headquartered in Santa Barbara for the last 20 years, he remains the CEO of the sustainable outdoor lifestyle clothing brand. He also co-founded Planet Access 24 years ago, a social enterprise committed to providing life skills, vocational training and outdoor experiences for people with disabilities.

DAVID WASCO AND SANDY REYNOLDS-WASCO are a husband and wife team who have worked together as a Production Designer and Set Decorator, respectively, on more than 25 films over the past 35 years. They have collaborated with some of the most talented filmmakers today, including Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, Michael Mann and most recently, Sandy Reynolds-Wasco Damien Chazelle and Aaron Sorkin. They won the 2017 Academy Award for Best Achievement in Production Design, The Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design and received a BAFTA nomination for their work on Damien Chazelle’s La La Land. David Wasco

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Rotary Club of Montecito members, SBCC faculty, SBCC Foundation staff, and 2022 student scholarship recipients

concerned? Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendship? Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?” The Rotary Club of Montecito Foundation scholarships include: Kati and Peter Buehler Family Scholarship - Sierra Drewry, Early Childhood Education; Cathy Cash and Bruce McRoy Scholarship - Oleh Moskalyk, Associate Degree Nursing; Lora and Tom Fisher Scholarship - Aida Pouye, Business Administration; and the Allison and Todd Aldrich Scholarship - Salvador Anguiano, Radiography. The Rotary Club of Montecito scholarships include: Koobation Endowed Scholarship - Martin Mendoza Montes, CAD/Drafting; Career Technical Education Scholarships Julianna Escobedo, Cosmetology; Jinhee Hwang, Graphic Design; Alexa Lazaro, Justice Studies; Angel Sanchez, Environmental Horticulture; Alberto Santamaria, Culinary Arts; Benjamin Soto, Film and Television Production; and Nicole Pena, Accounting. To learn more, visit www.montecitorotary.org or www.sbccfoundation.org

Scott DeVine Joins Ensemble Theatre Company SCOTT DEVINE is Ensemble Theatre Company’ new managing director following a national search. DeVine holds close to 20 years of theatre management experience, most recently with TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, where he worked as the organization’s general manager and CFO. His past experiences also include working as Director of Finance and Operations for the San Francisco Girls Chorus, General Manager of the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto, CA, and interim executive director for the The Performing Arts Center in Purchase, NY. DeVine earned his master’s degree in arts management from Akron University.

Scott DeVine www.etcsb.org

SBPD Observes National Bicycle Safety Month


O SUPPORT THE SAFETY OF LOCAL CYCLISTS AND PEDESTRIANS, the Santa Barbara Police Department is conducting a May traffic safety operation centered on dangerous driving practices, including failing to yield to bicyclists or pedestrians, speeding, illegal turns, and running stop signs and red lights.

SBPD encourages all drivers to look for cyclists and pedestrians before turning or opening a car door by streets or bike paths, as well as maintain a minimum of three feet of space when passing a cyclist. Cyclists are encouraged to wear helmets, use lights when traveling at night, yield to pedestrians, and travel in the same direction of traffic.

Where to Learn About Local Government Meetings The Santa Barbara City Council meets most Tuesdays at 2pm • To learn more about the council and other City department meetings, visit www.santabarbaraca.gov The Goleta City Council meets biweekly on Tuesdays at 5:30pm • To learn more about the council and other City department meetings, visit www.cityofgoleta.org The Carpinteria City Council meets on the second and fourth Monday of the month at 5:30pm • To learn more about the council and other City department meetings, visit www.carpinteriaca.gov The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors meets most Tuesdays at 9am • To learn more about the council and other County department meetings, visit www.countyofsb.org


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May 13, 2022

Why Call A Recession Now?


WE ARE AT A CLASSIC TOP OF THE BUSINESS CYCLE when the demand for products is sky high and all the factors that restrict supply are causing red hot inflation numbers. The Federal Reserve then must per its mandate to balance employment with price stability step in to restrict credit by raising short-term interest rates, among other measures.


The National Bureau of Economic (NBER) is the actual arbiter of recessions, and it says: “The determination of the months of peaks and troughs is based on a range of monthly measures of aggregate real economic activity published by the federal statistical agencies.” Currently, most of the indicators, including employment, consumer spending, and industrial production, don’t indicate much of an impending slowdown.

from chip makers who failed to predict the soaring demand for motor vehicles, to a war in Ukraine causing food shortages. And we still have the tail end of the coronavirus pandemic affecting China, a supplier of much of the world’s cheap products. Under Chairman Greenspan, the Fed raised its rates 16 times over two years, after holding rates below the inflation rate for too long in early 2000 in part causing the housing bubble while allowing the negative interest ‘liar’ mortgages that brought down Lehman Brothers and caused the Great Recession.

Courtesy of MarketWatch

What the pundits who predict such things seem not to keep in mind is there are many parts that make a recession, which take a lot of time to happen (see wide spacing between gray bars that indicate recessions in NBER employment graph). For instance, there was no recession between 1983 to 1991, and a record ten-year expansion from 1991 to 2001.

By Harlan Green Courtesy of NBER.org

What happens next will determine how high the Fed pushes interest rates to ‘tame’ the inflation tiger, and whether it causes another recession.

And the number of job openings is at a series high of 11.5 million on the last business day of March, although little changed over the month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Tuesday. Hires, at 6.7 million, were also little changed while total separations edged up to 6.3 million.

The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.6 percent and 428,000 more jobs were created in April, according to the U.S. Labor Dept., so no real sign of weakening employment, one of the first signs of a recession. Industrial production and business investments are also high and show little signs of slowing. Consumer spending is red hot and may suffer most from rising interest rates. But the real test will be if many of the supply chain shortages can be circumvented, Computer Oriented RE Technology

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SB Gay Men’s Chorus

Tomorrow: Songs For a Brighter Future


By Daisy Scott / VOICE

“Music is our common denominator,” said SBGMC’s Artistic Director Nicole Lamartine. “Every human being on the planet has some sort of music within their culture, and it is a place where everyone can be accepted for what they bring to the music. And in Santa Barbara, that place that we’re creating is very special because we can then share our community with the greater community, and we can help bring awareness that...music brings people together. And I think that’s something we need more now than ever.” Despite its name, SBGMC welcomes all singers, regardless of gender or whether they are a member of the LGBTQIA+ community or an ally. Individuals are welcome as long as they can sing tenor, bass, or baritone, and are comfortable with the group’s title — no audition required. The chorus was founded shortly after Lamartine assumed her position as the Sorensen Director of Choral Music at UC Santa Barbara in 2020. A student shared with Lamartine that he formerly sang in a gay men’s chorus named Fratelli which no longer met. Determined to fill this gap in the local singing scene, Lamartine met with several of the chorus’ former singers and board members to launch the Santa Barbara Gay Men’s Chorus, which presented its first concert in December 2021.

Today, the chorus includes 27 singers, including individuals from across Santa Barbara, Camarillo, and even Port Hueneme. The group aims to not only provide local members of the LBTQIA+ community a shared, creative outlet, but cultivate a sense of larger community through singing. “My time in the Santa Barbara Gay Men’s Chorus has been a wonderful investment,” said chorus member Andrew Rawls. “From the superb musicality of our artistic director to the bonds formed among my fellow chorus members, it’s so refreshing to have a queer space to share with like-minded musicians.” The spring concert, Tomorrow: Songs For a Brighter Future, aims to spark hope for the future while emphasizing the necessity of ongoing activism. In preparing for the concert, Lamartine asked singers to write notes to the next generation of LGBTQIA+ people. These comments will be shared with concert attendees, including messages drawing upon themes of unity, hope, justice, equity, and love. To highlight that music is for all, the concert’s program features a multicultural and international selection of pieces. Songs range from traditional, glee club-styled tunes to Estonian and Haitian pieces, as well as Stephen Sondheim’s Our Time from the musical Merrily We Roll Along. The chorus will also sing Glory, from the film Selma, and the Ukrainian national anthem and a folk song to display solidarity with Ukrainian people everywhere.

Photo courtesy of Sami Alsalloom

VOKING JOY, EMOTION, AND A SENSE OF COMMUNITY WITH EVERY NOTE, music holds the power to unify people of all identities and backgrounds. With this idea in mind, the Santa Barbara Gay Men’s Chorus will present the second concert of its first full season at 7:30pm on Monday, May 23rd at the First United Methodist Church. Titled Tomorrow: Songs For a Brighter Future, the night will celebrate the role music and individuals play in shaping tomorrow.

To learn more about the Santa Barbara Gay Men’s Chorus, or purchase tickets for its upcoming concert ($15 presale, $20 at the door), visit www.sbgmc.org

Santa Barbara Gay Men’s Chorus: Jeff Selden, Nicole Lamartine, Steven Browning Thomson, Myron Aguilar, Michael Broyles-Shaw, Bob Nieder (back), Phill Conrad, Sami Alsalloom, Kevin Doyle, and Brian Miller

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Eclectic Expressions — Celebrating Diversity Through Art


By Daisy Scott / VOICE

EHIND EVERY PAINTBRUSH TOILS A UNIQUELY INSPIRED ARTIST, driven to express themselves through creativity. The colorful array of soulful portraits, intimate examinations of nature and the body, and bright abstract canvases presented in the Arts Fund’s newest show, Eclectic Expressions, celebrate this very idea. On display through June 12th, the gallery highlights the diversity and perspectives that make up Santa Barbara County, showcasing 28 BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, or People of Color) and LGBTQ+ artists. “A big thing for me in curating the show was the whole notion that a lot of times when it comes to representing marginalized communities, whether that’s LGBTQ or folks of color, their work is only put to the forefront if it specifically shows them by phenotype,” explained exhibition curator Too Zen. “I wanted to put to the forefront the lens in which we also see the world, interact with the world, how we express ourselves...”

Her Metamorphosis: Monarch by Jas Parker

Eclectic Expressions Artists:

A UC Santa Barbara alumna, Too Zen joins The Arts Fund via their guest curator program, which invites community members to submit original exhibition proposals. In curating Eclectic Expressions, Too Zen called for Santa Barbara BIPOC and LGBTQ+ artists to submit greatly expressive works featuring bright to more somber tones. The result is a diverse exhibition of close to 50 paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and even a projected video. Multiple pieces directly address race and gender, including several powerful portraits of Black women as well as Emiliano Zapata and members of the EZLN. Realistic female nudes invite reflection upon the beauty of the body, while abstract forms invite viewers to view humanness in a new light.

Too Zen, Angel , Angela Cantu, Antho , Anthony Cruz, AZUL, Bri Zeroni x BN Artistry, Brianna Zacarias, Cassaundra Einolander, Elizabeth Estrada, Gabriel Cardenas, Hannah Jaffe of Huny Designs, Hippy Blaine, Janís, Jas Parker, JM, Larry Axid, Maeve Riley, Mario Solorzano, Martin Diaz, Melissa Olague Loera, Monique Blais, Nikki Henriquez, Raeann Venus, Shannon Lecher, Stephen Harper, Victor Hugo

Zapata in RGB by Antho

Many other works are not so obviously connected to these themes. Colorful splatter paintings and intricately hand-drawn patterned canvases occupy one corner, while prints of rattlesnakes and skulls evoke desert themes. Paintings of a silhouetted kiss, reaching hands, and a flower with eyes are hung across from a projected video showing a psychedelic animation featuring the Grateful Dead teddy bears and rap music. Fame Equations by Hippy Blaine

Despite this wide range in subject matter and form, the gallery unifies all works together in the understanding that this is how these artists view and wish to share their understandings of the world and themselves. “Art’s about everything, not just our background — even though that plays a role into our expressive lens, I feel like there’s a lot more to marginalized communities than that,” shared Too Zen. “Like those deep emotions, the different ways in which we see the world... I just want to portray that through the different eclectic expressions in here.” All of the displayed works are available for purchase, with 70 percent of each piece’s sale price going directly to the artist, ten percent to the guest curator, and twenty percent supporting the The Arts Fund’s guest curator program and gallery. Open 12-5pm Wed - Sun • 821 State St. • www.artsfundsb.org Self love through the eyes of an observer by Janis

Art for Peace An Art Exhibition presented by

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Art Events Eventos de Arte Receptions, Openings, Art Talks NURTURE AND NATURE COMMUNITY RECEPTION • Art & Live Music • Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center • 865 Linden Av • 4-6pm Sa, 5/14. RECEPCIÓN COMUNITARIA CRIANZA Y NATURALEZA • Arte y música en vivo • Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Centro • 865 Linden Av • 4-6pm sábado, 5/14. ART IN THE GARDEN • Support local artists • Mesa Artists • Borg Gardens, 403 Loma Alta Dr. • Free • 11am-4pm Sa, 5/14 & 5/15. ARTE EN EL JARDÍN • Apoya a los artistas locales • Mesa Artists • Borg Gardens, 403 Loma Alta Dr. • Gratsis • 11am-4pm sábado, 5/14 y 5/15. SB ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW • Local artists & artisans • 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd., SB • 10am-5pm Sundays. EXPOSICIÓN DE ARTES Y ARTESANIAS SB • De artistas y artesanos locales • 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd., SB • 10am-5pm los domingos. A•BOD•E - OPENING RECEPTION • Meet artist Cara Lasell Bonewitz • Architectural Fdn of SB Gallery, 229 E. Victoria St. • Free • 5-7pm Fr, 5/13. A•BOD•E - RECEPCIÓN DE APERTURA • Conoce a la artista Cara Lasell Bonewitz • Architectural Fdn of SB Gallery, 229 E. Victoria St. • Gratis • 5-7pm viernes, 5/13. SUMMER’S MUSE OPENING RECEPTION • 10 West Gallery • 10 W Anapamu St • 4:30-7:30pm Sat, 5/14. SUMMER’S MUSE - RECEPCIÓN DE APERTURA • 10 West Gallery • 10 W Anapamu St • 4:307:30pm sábado, 5/14. ARTIST TALK • With Michael Drury • SB Fine Art Gallery, 1321 State St. • Free • 2-4pm Su, 5/15. CHARLA CON EL ARTISTA • Con Michael Drury • SB Fine Art Gallery, 1321 State St. • Gratis • 2-4pm domingo, 5/15. SILO 118 POPUP RECEPTION “WORK BY TOM POST” • with Patricia Post • Silo 118, 118 Gray Ave • 6-8pm Thurs, 5/19. SILO 118 RECEPCIÓN POPUP “OBRA DE TOM POST” • con Patricia Post • Silo 118, 118 Gray Ave • 6-8pm jueves, 5/19. sbnature.org SILO 118: Tom Post ~ May 27 • 118 Gray St • 12-5 Th-Sa or by appt • www.silo118.com SULLIVAN GOSS: Formalize: Strategies For Abstraction ~ July 3; Spring Salon & Phoebe Brunner, One Fine Day ~ May 23 • 11 E Anapamu St • 805730-1460 • www.sullivangoss.com SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE: Art Of The Western Saddle; Tales From Mattei’s Tavern • 3596 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez

CROSSHATCH ART SHOW & RELEASE PARTY • Meet artist Peter Horjus and sip new wines • CrossHatch Winery Tasting Room, 1090 Edison St, #104, Santa Ynez • Free • 4-7pm Sa, 5/21. EXHIBICIÓN DE ARTE CROSSHATCH Y FIESTA DE LANZAMIENTO • Conoce al artista Peter Horjus y bebe nuevos vinos • CrossHatch Winery Tasting Room, 1090 Edison St, #104, Santa Ynez • Gratis • 4-7pm sábado, 5/21. KEEP LOOKING UP RECEPTION • Featured local artist Holly Hungett • Wildling Museum of Art and Nature Store • Free • 2-4pm Su, 5/22. RECEPCIÓN - SEGUIR MIRANDO HACIA ARRIBA • Artista local destacada Holly Hungett • Wildling Museum of Art and Nature Store • Gratis • 2-4pm domingo, 5/22. PORTALS & PATHWAYS - ARTIST TALK • Meet artist Kerrie Smith • Wildling Museum of Art and Nature • Free, RSVP with lauren@ wildlingmuseum.org • 4-6pm Su, 5/22. PORTALES Y CAMINOS - CHARLA CON LOS ARTISTAS • Conoce a la artista Kerrie Smith • Wildling Museum of Art and Nature • Gratis, reserva tu lugar lauren@wildlingmuseum.org • 4-6pm domingo, 5/22.

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WRITING IN THE GALLERIES • Write inspired by Van Gogh’s works • SB Museum of Art • Free with admission to Through Vincent’s Eyes • https://tinyurl.com/3da8xkr9 • 5:30-7pm Th, 5/19. ESCRIBE EN LAS GALERÍAS • Escribe inspirado en las obras de Van Gogh • SB Museum of Art • Gratis con la entrada a Through Vincent’s Eyes • https://tinyurl.com/3da8xkr9 • 5:30-7pm jueves, 5/19. SIP & PAINT A VAN GOGH • Paint your own Almond Blossoms • Danielle Renée Art • Paseo Nuevo • $55 • https://tinyurl.com/2fj25hty • 1-3pm Sa, 5/21. BEBE Y PINTA UN VAN GOGH • Pinta tu propio Almond Blossoms • Danielle Renée Art • Paseo Nuevo • $55 • https://tinyurl.com/2fj25hty • 1-3pm sábado, 5/21. THE SOUND OF STARS • Composer Jake Heggie discusses The Starry Night song cycle • SB Museum of Art & Opera SB • The New Vic Theatre • $25-30 • https://tinyurl.com/f8mdrs64 • 3pm Su, 5/22. EL SONIDO DE LAS ESTRELLAS • El compositor Jake Heggie discute el ciclo de canciones de The Starry Night • SB Museum of Art & Opera SB • The New Vic Theatre • $25-30 • https://tinyurl.com/f8mdrs64 • 3pm domingo, 5/22. Send your art openings, receptions, and events to Art@VoiceSB.com to be included in this free listing.

• Sa, Su 12-4 • 805-688-7889 • www.santaynezmuseum.org THOMAS REYNOLDS GALLERY: Paradise Revisited ~ May 28 • Th-Sat 125; By Appt • www.thomasreynolds.com UCSB LIBRARY: A Call to Action: Documenting Santa Barbara’s Art & Activism ~ Jun 24 (Special Collections); Postcards from Salinas ~ Jun 20; Beyond The Wall: The Prison Art Resistance ~ Jul 22 • www.library.ucsb.edu WATERHOUSE GALLERY: Notable CA & National Artists • La Arcada

Ct, 1114 State St, #9 • 11-5 Mon-Sat, 12-4 Sun • 805-962-8885 • www.waterhousegallery.com WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART: UNCANNY: 2022 Tri-County Juried Exhibition ~ May 19-June 18 • 805-565-6162 • M-F 10-4 • www. westmont.edu/museum WILDLING MUSEUM: Fire and Ice: Our Changing Landscape ~ Sept 26; Portals & Pathways by Kerrie Smith ~ 2022 • 1511 B Mission Dr, Solvang • www.wildlingmuseum.org


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A Stage For The Whole Community

Renovation of the Band Shell will revitalize Plaza del Mar for music, drama, dance, and celebratory events. As a public park, the City provides low-cost access for non-profit organizations that serve a broad cross-section of the community.

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All the funding needed to complete the project is $45,000.

A Parks and Recreation Department and Parc Foundation Project Established as a City park in 1899, Plaza del Mar was a favorite location for strolling and outdoor gatherings. The Plaza del Mar Band Shell, a designated City of Santa Barbara landmark, was constructed in 1919 to provide a venue for public concerts. Five thousand people attended the opening concert on May 4, 1919, which featured a 22-piece municipal band.


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1st Place the closing ceremonies, Girod and crew walked away with the well deserved First Place Trophy. They celebrated their win in a great big way at the Closing Ceremony and the party that followed. The 2022 Les Voiles de St. Barth may be in the history books … but my bragging in behalf of this Santa Barbara sailing team is not!

By Sigrid Toye, Special to VOICE

ICTURE YOURSELVES on the Island of St. Barth, a location surrounded by everything you could wish for... sun, warm winds, sandy beaches, dining on French foods and wines overlooking spectacular ocean views in “the Monaco of the Caribbean Islands.” Not only that, it’s also the location of one of the world’s most exciting and challenging international yacht races, Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille. Santa Barbara’s resident and sailor extraordinaire, Bernard Girod and his team flew to the island of St. Barth to represent Santa Barbara in the competition! Now, last but not least, prepare yourselves for some shameless bragging – my very favorite thing to do!

Windy days, the bluest of blue waters, energetic sailing, and the challenges of ocean currents very different from those along the West Coast drew Girod and crew to Les Voiles on April 17th to the 23rd. Girod, the owner of the Farr 400 (40 foot) yacht Rock & Roll moored in the Santa Barbara harbor, made good on his promise after participating in the 2019 Les Voiles race to return to the ‘next race’ – which, as fate and the Coronavirus would have it, was not to be until 2022!

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Victorious in the phenomenal off-shore racing yacht Pata Negra, a chartered Lombard IRC 46 designed in France, the Santa Barbara based crew excelled in every sailing condition possible with winds in the 20’s and considerable seas. Girod and his team simply rocked the world famous Les Voiles regatta with a 6-0 record never relinquishing its first place grip on the CSA 5’s six race series. Finally, standing tall at

Having just come off a previous win last month in his own boat in the waters off San Francisco, Girod definitely has sailing bragging rights. The Winning Team of Bernard Girod “The chartered Pata Negra attend university in the United States. “I’d planned to stay is quite a magnificent boat,” he exclaimed. “She seemed the just a couple of years and then return … but here I am after right one to charter for the conditions around St. Barth and 62 years!” he laughed. As head of a major corporation the one that would accommodate my entire crew. Since our 2019 Girod’s were bi-coastal, finally settling in Santa Monica experience was such a success, we thought we’d stay with where a sailboat was moored at Marina del Rey. With a good thing.” Girod’s crew included two women captains: retirement in mind, Santa Barbara seemed the ideal location this year’s St. Barth boat captain was Julie Marvin who has to move: a bucolic area of California and a small town by the sailed on his boats for 15 years. Crew members included sea, complete with harbor. And that’s where this story begins, Kevin Miller (who introduced Girod to the St. Barth’s race the one that led to (yet another) sailing victory at the Les in 2019), Robbie Grant, KJ Paradise, Jake Richter, Eric Voiles de St. Barth regatta. Chowanski, Kent Pierce, Bill Blazer, and Isa Lamba. Also “All in all St. Barth was exciting with great weather, aboard was fellow Frenchman Fred Blaudeau. “That was a special treat for me,” added Girod. “Having Fred around was strong winds, and challenging seas and needless to say we bested our Third Place win in 2019. The only real stumbling an opportunity for me to speak in French again.” block (literally!) was getting on and off the boat,” Girod A French designed yacht, the regatta at Les Voiles de admitted, a fact which he and fellow crew member Kent St. Barth, and a super yachtsman born in France with a Pierce can attest. The team has returned home victorious, longstanding and loyal crew: now it all made sense to me! if exhausted. Although I suspect that the final victory bash “I was born in Pontarlier a small town not too far from the might have had something to do with that! Swiss boarder,” revealed Girod. His stay in Pontarlier ended Congratulations to Team Bernie for your success and for at five years old when the family moved to Vietnam, at providing me with an opportunity to shamelessly brag about the time a French colony. “As a French citizen, I attended you in my column! French schools, the thing to do during those days, until I finished high school.” After graduation Girod chose to Story Revised May 11, 2022 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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Her Flowers Cast in Bronze and Carved in Marble ISITING THE GETTY CENTER FOR A RARE RETROSPECTIVE OF PHOTOGRAPHER, Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976), I learned that I knew very little about this amazing artist whose career spanned more than seven decades. Of course, I knew her iconic black and white photos of flowers, but this exhibition allowed me to see that she was also prolific as a portrait and street photographer. And to be completely honest, until I read the museum press release, I always thought that the name Imogen was the name for a man not a woman. Stupid me.

Images courtesy of Museum Associates/LACMA

Now, staring at her black and white photos of Calla Lilies and Amaryllis, I started to see them not as fragile, beautiful flowers but as timeless sculptures cast in bronze and carved in marble. This makes me fanaticize about seeing these photos next to the Greek and Roman antiquities from the Getty Villa.

T: Installation view of City of Cinema: Paris 1850–1907 B: Claude Monet. La Gare Saint-Lazare, 1877

Through decades of her career, Cunningham created hundreds of portraits of famous and lesser-known people. Take a look at the portrait of aging Gertrude Stein next to the portrait of a young, twenty-something male friend of Cunningham. Both of them, hold our attention and tell their personal stories. This is definitely a tempting moment to paraphrase Gertrude Stein’s famous quote into, “There is Plenty of There There.”

Imogen Cunningham L: Amaryllis, 1933 R: Two Callas, 1925-1929

Imogen Cunningham L: Gertrude Stein, Writer, 1934 R: Stan, San Francisco, 1959

As a street photographer, Cunningham continued to explore the nooks and crannies of city-life with her “stolen pictures” where she hid herself and her camera from view. Take a look at her self-portrait as a ninetyyear-old Granny that dissolves in the mirror through the glass storefront. What makes this photograph perfect for me is her refusal to go for perfection but instead emphasizing life as it is. And don’t miss the chance to see the video where Imogen Cunningham speaks at length about her approach to photography. Here is a shortened version (www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcyOelpBw5Q).

Images courtesy of Museum Associates/LACMA

The exhibition, Imogen Cunningham: A Retrospective, runs through June 12th.

L: Jules Chéret, Folies-Bergère: La Loïe Fuller, 1893 R: Mary Cassatt, In the Loge, 1878

Now my friends, are you in the mood for an adventurous and safe trip to Paris with all its glamour and charm? In that case, let’s go to LACMA to see the exhibition, City of Cinema: Paris 1850-1907, which brings together paintings, sculpture, posters, prints along with photography and film. This exhibition allows us, with the help of Claude Monet, to arrive to Paris in a steaming locomotive. And, with the help of Mary Cassatt, to enjoy a stage performance while sitting in a gilded box seat.

Michael Govan, LACMA Director, says the exhibition “considers the early history of film in the larger context of cultural and art history.” Numerous film projections are placed throughout the exhibition culminating in a salle de cinema (movie theater) with a film program not to be missed. Previously on view at the Musée d’Orsay, the exhibition, City of Cinema: Paris 1850-1907, runs here in the City of Angels through July 10th.

Image courtesy of The J. Paul Getty Trust


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Images courtesy of Getty Museum and the Imogen Cunningham Trust

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Imogen Cunningham Self-Portrait on Geary Street, 1958

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.

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