VOICE Magazine: May 20, 2022

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I Madonnari

Chalk drawings at Mission Santa Barbara return May 28th, 29th, and 30th 5,

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Movies.......23* Calendar..18-21*

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In This Issue The Current: Economic Forecast. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 26 Editorial: Embracing community spirit. . . . . . . . . 12 John Palminteri’s Community Voice. . . . . . . . . . . 13 Galleries & Art Venues. . . . . . . . . . . 1 4 , 2 9 - 3 1 * Josef Woodard: Sounds About Town. . . . . . . . . . . 15 Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Theatre Listings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Harlan Green: Economic Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 * Español y Inglés

James Ehnes

The Smashing Pumpkins made a return visit to the SB Bowl 15

Community Arts Music Association presents


Geoff Dyer discusses how to live with beauty and art and his book The Last Days of Roger Federer 21



James Ehnes

& Pianist Orion Weiss

Evening Lights of SB by Derek Harrison - Detail

A Letter to the Editor recommends a shift of policy for State Street


Courtesy Photo

Photo by Mark Whitehurst / VOICE

State Street


Cover photo by Todd Rosenberg

Purple trees bloom by the thousands in Santa Barbara

Tuesday, May 24 | 7:30pm The Lobero Theatre

Tickets: 805-963-0761 Waterhouse Gallery to open two person exhibit with Derek Harrison and Hsin-Yao Tseng 29


VOICE Magazine cover story see page 2


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Celebrated Violinist

James Ehnes Orion Weiss in Concert By Tim Dougherty


Photos by Jacob Blickenstaff

OMMUNITY ARTS MUSIC ASSOCIATION will conclude its 2022 season in spectacular fashion on Tuesday, May 24th, with an appearance by acclaimed Canadian violinist James Ehnes at the Lobero Theatre. Ehnes will be accompanied by the gifted pianist — and local favorite — Orion Weiss.

Pianist Orion Weiss

“The community is in for a rare treat, thanks to an anonymous donor who has generously underwritten this performance. James Ehnes is an exceptional talent, and excitement is rapidly building. I encourage the community to experience this great artist’s electrifying virtuosity in the intimate confines of the Lobero Theatre. I promise you it will be an exhilarating and unforgettable experience,” said CAMA President Mark Trueblood.

www.camasb.org Tickets to the May 24th performance ($38 and $48) can be purchased at the Lobero Theatre Box Office, 805-963-0761 or https://checkout.lobero.com/15823.

Ehnes will perform Mozart’s Violin Sonata No.17 in C Major, Schubert’s Fantasy in C Major, Korngold’s Much Ado About Nothing, Suite Op.11, and Saint-

Photos by Benjamin Ealovega

& Pianist

Violinist James Ehnes

Saëns’ Violin Sonata No.1 in D Minor. The concert will begin at 7:30pm. Hailed by the Daily Telegraph as “a supreme virtuoso and artist of the first rank,” Ehnes has established himself as one of the most sought-after violinists on the international stage. Gifted with a rare combination of stunning virtuosity, serene lyricism, and an unfaltering musicality, he is a favorite guest of many of the world’s leading ensembles. Recent orchestral highlights include appearances with the San Francisco Symphony, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic, and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with leading artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Antoine Tamestit, Jan Vogler, and Yuja Wang. He has performed across Europe with his Ehnes Quartet, and serves as artistic director of the Seattle Chamber Music Society. Ehnes has an extensive discography and has won numerous awards for his recordings, including a Grammy Award (2019) for his live recording of Aaron Jay Kernis’ Violin Concerto with the Seattle Symphony and Ludovic Morlot, and a Gramophone Award for his live recording of the Elgar Concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Sir Andrew Davis. His

recording of the Korngold, Barber, and Walton violin concertos won a Grammy Award for ‘Best Instrumental Soloist Performance’ and a JUNO award for ‘Best Classical Album of the Year.’ His recording of the Paganini Caprices earned him universal praise, with The Diapason writing of the disc, “Ehnes confirms the predictions of Erick Friedman, eminent student of Heifetz: ‘There is only one like him born every hundred years.’” Following his Santa Barbara debut in July 2019 at the Granada Theatre with the London Symphony Orchestra, a reviewer with Seen and Heard International was prompted to write, “Ehnes was magnificent throughout, an impressive figure on stage whose playing blazed like a laser beam, though brimming with compassion and heart.” Mr. Ehnes plays the “Marsick” Stradivarius of 1715. Orion Weiss’ deeply felt and exceptionally crafted performances go far beyond his technical mastery and have won him worldwide acclaim. Recent performance highlights include his third appearance with the Chicago Symphony, a performance of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the release of his recording of Christopher Rouse’s Seeing, and recordings of the complete Gershwin works for piano and orchestra with longtime collaborators the Buffalo

Philharmonic and JoAnn Falletta. An alumnus of Santa Barbara’s Music Academy of the West, Weiss made his debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood as a last-minute replacement for Leon Fleisher. In recent seasons, he has also performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. Also known for his affinity and enthusiasm for chamber music, Weiss performs regularly with the violinists Augustin Hadelich, William Hagen, Benjamin Beilman, James Ehnes, and Arnaud Sussman; the pianist Shai Wosner; the cellist Julie Albers; and the Ariel, Parker, and Pacifica quartets. CAMA presented Messrs. Weiss and Hadelich in concert at the Lobero Theatre in April 2019. CAMA’s 2022 Masterseries concerts are sponsored by Esperia Foundation. CAMA is Santa Barbara’s oldest arts organization. Its mission is to enrich the city’s cultural life by bringing live performances by world-renowned classical artists and orchestras of the highest artistic excellence to our community, and by providing creative, focused music education programs for individuals of all ages.

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An Exhibition of Original Paintings

Derek Harrison

Derek Harrison “Evening Reflection” 20x32

Derek Harrison “Fog Rols In” 16x24

Hsin-Yao Tseng

Hsin-Yao Tseng ‘Rose Garden” 18x24 Oil Hsin-Yao Tseng “Summer Breeze” 18x24 Oil

Exhibition opening - Saturday, May 21st Artist Reception 4pm - 6:00pm

Waterhouse Gallery

La Arcada Plaza - 1114 State Street at Figueroa - Santa Barbara 805-962-8885 www.waterhousegallery.com/events email: art@waterhousegallery.com

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Returns to Mission Santa Barbara

Photo courtesy of Dawn Morrison Wagner

Artist Dawn Morrison Wagner creating a street painting

Photo by Rob Laskin


By Daisy Scott / VOICE

VIBRANT, ECLECTIC, AND COMMUNITY-FOCUSED WORLD OF COLOR, the I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival will once again enchant locals and visitors this Memorial Day weekend at Old Mission Santa Barbara, all the while raising funds for the Children’s Creative Project. Over 130 artists will craft original street paintings before viewers’ eyes, as food, music, and an educational symposium add to the family-friendly fun. The festival will run from 10am to 6pm on May 28th, 29th, and 30th. “It’s just really amazing that we have so many people in the community who believe in this project and believe in this festival, believe in wanting to support each other, and support youth arts education,” said Children’s Creative Project Executive Director Kai Tepper. “There’s a lot of magic for me in that... it really takes a village to make something like this happen and each part is just as significant.” For 36 years, I Madonnari has supported the Children’s Creative Project, a nonprofit arts education program of the Santa Barbara County Education Office that provides visual and performing arts education to area schoolchildren. Each year, CCP serves over 50,000 students across Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. Anticipation is especially high for this year’s festival, as it marks I Madonnari’s first in-person celebration since 2019. Throughout the pandemic, CCP continued to host the festival via a remote, virtual platform, asking artists to submit photos of their street paintings. “I’m really excited to be able to be back in person this year so that folks can come together,” said Tepper. At I Madonnari, attendees will witness the creative processes of dozens of artists as they use chalk pastels to create colorful, compelling street paintings sponsored by local organizations, businesses, and individuals. As ever, each work will highlight the local artists’ talent and originality, with past years’ spanning depictions of popular Santa Barbara sights, famous paintings, and breathtakingly realistic portraits and landscapes. The transformation will begin with featured artist Dawn Morrison Wagner, who will start her main, large street painting before the Mission steps a few days prior to the festival and work throughout the weekend. Young artists will also be able to join in the fun, with more than 600 Kid Squares available for children to fill with their own creative visions along the west side of the Mission. Squares are $15 each, with chalk provided. The celebration will continue on the Mission lawn, where families and individuals can enjoy delicious start-ofsummer foods such as hot dogs, gelato, pizza, old favorites such as lemon rosemary chicken, and more. All sales will directly support CCP. Santa Barbara musicians will fill the air with music, with performers including Mezcal Martini, Jackson Gilles, and youth concerts from area high school jazz bands and SB Piano Boys. A new, educational

Artists hard at work at the 2018 I Madonnari festival

Meet I Madonnari Featured Artist Dawn Morrison Wagner


By Daisy Scott / VOICE

HEN DAWN MORRISON WAGNER CREATED HER FIRST STREET PAINTING at the 1988 I Madonnari Festival, she knew that she was discovering the art form that she would pursue for the rest of her life. Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Wagner was 13 years old when her mother asked her to draw the I Madonnari street painting for the Italian American Book Club. “I was taking art at La Colina Junior High, and she just asked if I wanted to try it — I’d never heard of it,” shared Wagner. “So I tried it, and I have literally done one [festival] every year since somewhere in the country.” This May, Wagner will be the featured artist for the I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival. In this role, she will create the festival’s principal street painting, which will act as an homage to the pieces she has created over the past 35 years as well as complement its location at Old Mission Santa Barbara. While Wagner wishes the specifics of her piece to remain a surprise, she has also shared that the piece will encompass street painting’s Italian roots. This element is especially meaningful to her given the role her Italian ancestry played in helping her discover the art form. She will dedicate the work to her father, in memory of how he traveled with her to different festivals as her “biggest fan.” Currently, Wagner lives in Thousand Oaks, where she works for a scientific imaging company. She has maintained a balance between working in STEM and creating art since attending California Polytechnic State University, where she majored in mechanical engineering and minored in art. After graduating, she worked in the aerospace and semiconductor industries — taking time each year to create street paintings at festivals nationwide on commission and out of personal interest. She has also created street paintings on a commercial and promotional basis. “I love that I have such a long history with it, and I have Santa Barbara to thank for that,” said Wagner. When drawing, Wagner appreciates being able to share images that are significant to her with other people. She especially enjoys depicting female portraits, ranging from Italian Renaissance imagery to more modern works. She also admires street painting’s impermanent nature, and the energy that comes from creating art in a public space. “All of the interaction, it’s all part of it,” said Wagner. “It’s not the same when you’re there by yourself and you’re working in the morning and the crowds haven’t started, but then when they come, it’s wonderful to talk about and share with everybody.”

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The Last Days of Roger Federer: Considering Aging & Creativity THURSDAY | MAY 26 | 5:30 PM In his latest book, the idiosyncratic and indefatigable Geoff Dyer turns his well-honed wit and sharpedged wisdom to the consideration of endings. Taking a closer look at endings of significant events in life, and even life itself, Dyer examines the achievements of writers, painters, musicians, and athletes that have meant something to him as he approaches “late middle age.” With his signature playful charm and penetrating intelligence, he considers the intensifications and modifications of experience that come when an ending is within sight, and moves us seamlessly from the brush strokes of J. M. W. Turner to the tennis strokes of Roger Federer. Book signing to follow. Location: Mary Craig Auditorium, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street

$5 SBMA MEMBERS/$10 NON-MEMBERS Purchase tickets online at tickets.sbma.net.

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Normal, Sort of

The Economic Forecast Project’s 2022 South County Summit examines the economy 14 months into the COVID-19 pandemic. OURTEEN MONTHS INTO THE COVID PANDEMIC it seems like we’re over the worst of it: shops and restaurants are back in the swing of things, mask mandates have been lifted and we’re getting out there again. But does this activity signal a return to normalcy? This was the first question UC Santa Barbara economics professor Peter Rupert sought to answer at the UCSB Economic Forecast Project’s 2022 South County Economic Summit, the first in-person edition of the annual presentation in two years. Local business and municipal leaders were among those who gathered once again at the Granada Theater to get a sense of the state of the local economy. Rupert was joined by Village Properties residential REALTOR David Kim, Gene Deering from Radius Commercial Real Estate, and Josh Williams from BW Research. UC Office of the President Chief Investment Officer and Vice President of Investments Jagdeep Singh Bachher rounded out the talks with a conversation about investing in turbulent times. “The question is, are we back to where we were, prepandemic,” Rupert said. The answer? Somewhat, at least physically. Cellphone tracking data indicates that some places, like hotels and the local airport, have bounced back, in terms of foot traffic. Restaurants and supermarkets, not quite. While retail and hospitality warm back up, the residential real estate sector continues to soar. Having taken the same dive every other sector did in the early days of the quarantines, the trend quickly reversed itself as homes became hot commodities for people taking advantage of the remote working lifestyle, and for families from Los Angeles and other urban centers looking to trade city life for a small-town scene. “We’re in a seller’s market,” said Kim. “Prices are up. There’s no inventory.” The combination of low inventory and high demand drives up the amount prospective buyers are willing to pay, as they vie for a dwindling number of homes, he explained. The competition between

buyers is so intense that even prospective sellers might opt to stay put rather than sell their homes and join the fray, further clamping down on supply. According to Kim, roughly 50 percent of homebuyers in the South County these days are from out of town.

presenters considered who is working and who isn’t. “If you just look at the employment rate … it looks like the labor market’s fantastic, but there are many puzzling things going on,” Rupert said. The number of jobs slightly outpaced the number of unemployed people before the pandemic, a trend that was squashed when nationwide stay-at-home orders interrupted business operations, causing massive job loss. Unemployment has fallen and the number of job openings has since increased, with an even wider gap between unemployed people and available more job jobs now than before COVID.

“Pre-pandemic, the median sales price for homes was $1,290,000,” Kim said. “And where are we at now, in 2022? The median sales price is $2,251,000.” Heading into the near future, he said, the local residential real estate market is bound to be affected by the limited number We have of homes for sale, supply chain openings than in the issues, high costs of building material, worker shortages, and history of this data, and a potential recession.

it’s much, much higher

“We have more job openings than in the history of this data, and it’s much, much higher than the number of unemployed people,” Rupert said. “So there are lots of jobs available out there, but for some reason, people aren’t taking them.”

Commercial real estate in than the number of South County, meanwhile, is executing some fancy footwork, unemployed people. and nowhere is that more So there are lots of jobs apparent than on State Street. Before the pandemic it was a available out there, but Clues to this puzzle might road open all the way to Cabrillo be found in the labor force for some reason, people Boulevard, but COVID-related participation rate — an estimate aren’t taking them. social distancing and indoor of how many adults are able and – UC Santa Barbara occupancy rules led to the willing to work at current wages. closure of nine blocks to allow economics professor Peter Rupert In general, the LFPR has been restaurants outdoor space to declining since 1949. It dropped serve patrons. Today, plans are steeply in 2020 and has since under consideration to turn that makeshift setup into a bounced back, but not to 2019 levels. permanent thing. The Great Resignation isn’t to blame, said Josh “If State Street is going to remain closed, we need to Williams. repurpose that street and we need to do it in a way that “There’s a narrative going around that young people happens quickly,” said Deering, who presented a visual are dropping out of the workforce, and that’s the problem,” tour of commercial real estate in South County. he said. “It’s not really true.” The labor force participation It’s not just the State Street Promenade; commercial rate for 18- to 24-year-olds, he said, has recovered to properties all along the thoroughfare from Upper State about the same place it was before the pandemic. through downtown are making changes. The former “What you’re seeing now is those people know they Nordstrom and Macy’s buildings are undergoing have market power, and so they’re not taking that job transformations from department store to other uses, that’s paying minimum wage,” he said. “They’re not taking including office space, as is the former Enterprise Fish jobs where they feel like they don’t have a future.” He Co. building on lower State Street. The move toward also attributed the lower LFPR to longer-term trends in office space could revitalize commerce on State, which demography, educational attainment, work culture, and was struggling with flagging business and double-digit automation. vacancy rates since well before the pandemic. In Santa Barbara, meanwhile, trends affecting the resilience of the workforce include an aging population, “Hopefully, that will rising rent, housing, and childcare costs. According to encourage those tech tenants Williams, the labor market will continue to be tight as to come down,” Deering workers return. Some will relocate, in search of more said. Other big shifts in local affordable housing and more opportunity. commercial real estate are with hotels that are changing hands “Businesses do expect to grow over the next 12 – there have been nine hotel months,” he said, adding that they will likely face some sales in the last 18 months — challenges in finding workers. The workforce could and apartments being planned be strengthened, he suggested, by educating workers for the former Staples building on higher-paying career pathways, helping them find on the 400 block of State. The childcare, expanding quality access to the internet, Sears parcel at La Cumbre Plaza increasing educational attainment among the county’s on Upper State could become least educated adult residents, and supporting expanded residential as well, he said. housing options in work centers and transit hubs. The job market was also Printed with permission of a hot topic at the summit, as UCSB Office of Public Affairs and Communications Courtesy Photo


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Letter to the Editor and to Mayor & Council Re: Extended ‘Interim’ Period thru Dec 2023 Dear Honorable Leaders – Santa Barbara Mayor and City Council, Your action as our mayor and council leaders is needed! The Public Realm belongs to the community – for all to use and to enjoy as is agreed through consensus and a formal, transparent, inclusive democratic process. When emergencies happen, temporary measures are necessary, and Santa Barbara did instigate temporary measures when the COVID-19 Global Pandemic came in 2020. Two years is a long time to be temporary. Some businesses have benefitted and done very well, others have seen revenues decline, and bikes took over State Street. The Mayor and Council now need to work in concert with each other and the City Administrator to provide the leadership necessary to take immediate ‘emergency’ measures and help our struggling small businesses by restoring equity / fairness and refocusing on our city’s culture and beauty. Many cities have made this step and have realized the benefits. Now is that pivotal time for Santa Barbara. There are so many ideas from our community about how State Street and the public areas should be used. This underscores the reason we need to let the many ideas be hashed out as part of the Master Plan. Everyone has an opinion. Let the Masterplan process help us - as a community - to figure out what Santa Barbara will ultimately decide to do. In the meantime, and right now, let’s get back to what we know has worked for the majority and implement the following: 1. Make permits available rapidly over the counter for outdoor dining on the public sidewalk leased to the business by the city with the following suggested requirements: -An over-the-counter permit for outdoor dining on public sidewalks requires the applicant to prepare and submit a complete application for approval including a proposed plan layout based upon the area allowed, and specifications for all components proposed for use within the allowed area. -All applications that are within the El Pueblo Viejo District (EPV) must meet EPV Guidelines. -The city has the information regarding the area allowed for lease compiled and readily available for each property location. -The area allowed will not intrude into the area required for pedestrians on the sidewalk. -The allowed area shall be contiguous to the business, and shall not exceed the

width of the business’ storefront. -The rent is based upon a per square foot basis. -A Deposit and first and last month rent is due at the time permit is issued. -Monthly rent is due on the first of each month. -Components shall include: A. Easily removable black metal posts and rails to contain the space B. Outdoor patio chairs and ADA (American Disabilities Act) compliant tables C. White string lights are allowed low in plants in planters or on black perimeter posts and rails. Overhead lighting is not allowed. City has installed overhead ‘Tivoli’ style string lighting at intersections and is in process of adding more parallel to the street. D. Market style umbrellas are allowed in approved designated colors. E. Potted plants and clay terracotta pots are allowed, other planter types may be approved for the EPV district. Plastic planters are not allowed. F. Heaters as may be approved. G. Signage according to the Municipal Code Sign Ordinance.

C.2 Delivery Vehicles at specified times of day C.3 Open Air Trolley The city consider negotiating with private open air trolley services, (at no cost or liability to the city) to allow private Trolley Companies access to operate and provide service up and down State Street from Cabrillo to Sola. D. Restore automobile use of Victoria Street. E. Create a fair and equitable environment by treating all blocks the same from the 400 through the 1300 block (Gutierrez Street to Sola Street).

2. Remove all ‘parklets’

Citizens for the Restoration of Community Equity

Require removal of all ‘parklets’ as soon as possible and ideally before the end of May to allow the clean-up and restoration of equity and parity to be completed before the high summer season. The removal date shall not be tied to any permit for outdoor dining that may be under consideration or in process. Removal includes but is not limited to: A. Prefab or custom constructions, B. Platforms, C. Debris under platforms shall be hauled away, and properly disposed of to leave area of sidewalk and street (as applicable) cleaned and hosed off. D. Railings, E. Overhead elements, F. Lighting, G. Heaters, H. Tables, chairs, planters and plants. Tables, chairs, planters and plants may possibly be reused for permitted outdoor dining if they meet requirements of #1 above. 3. State and downtown street use and restoration measures A. Eradicate - Paint out green bike graphics on the street. B. Continue bike use on State Street within bike lanes. -Restore and refurbish the white lines, where required, to designate bike lanes - down and up State on the sides of street. C. Maintain State Street closed to private autos. Allow center lanes of street to be used exclusively for: C.1 Emergency Vehicles

We ask the Mayor and Council to act swiftly to make these adjustments in the short term to restore equity and the beauty that is Santa Barbara for all to enjoy and benefit from moving into the summer high season. The separate Master Plan effort will take on the work to consider the many ideas, develop design solutions, and help the community reach a consensus for Santa Barbara’s future. Thank you for taking responsible action that will help to restore our community. Sincerely,

Kevin Boss, Downtown Property & Restaurant Owner Cassandra Ensberg, Citizen Ann & Craig Addis, Funk Zone Business Owners Richard & Sue Ayling, Citizens John Bennett, Downtown Restaurant Owner Gwynn Boss, Downtown Property & Restaurant Owner Kelly Brown, Downtown Restaurant Owner Thomas Byrne, Downtown Bar Owner Jacqueline Cacan, SB Native Patrick Casey, Downtown Restaurant Owner Bill Collyer, Former Downtown Organization Executive Director Mary Louise Days John Davies, Downtown Business Owner Lois Ensberg, Citizen Dale Francisco, former City Council Member Erin Graffy, Citizen Jeff Harding, Property Owner Brian Hofer, Citizen Ivonne Ibarra, Business Owner, Santa Barbara Resident Tom Jacobs, Santa Barbara Business Owner Brian Johnson, Citizen Jim Knell, Downtown Property Owner Steve Leider, Commercial Real Estate Broker Dave Lombardi, Downtown Business Owner Barrett Reed, Downtown Property Owner Tara Rizzi, SB Resident

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County Chambers Share Collective Opinion about Recent County Supervisor Vote The economic vitality of our county lost out to a vague worldview policy last month. In early March, Santa Barbara County Supervisors voted 3-2 to deny a temporary trucking permit to ExxonMobil, a legally permitted business that has been operating in our county since the 1980’s. County staff initially found that the project met County requirements and recommended approval, however this recommendation was ultimately overturned by a narrow majority on the County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors. The vote to deny ExxonMobil a temporary trucking permit has broader implications for businesses throughout our county. Any business looking to add a trucking or transportation plan for their company could be impacted. Santa Barbara is known as a tough place to do business. This vote sends a message that any business can be denied a similar transportation permit. At the hearing, Supervisors Joan Hartmann, Das Williams, and Gregg Hart spoke volumes about the potential safety impact of nine trucks on our roads during the day as one of the most significant reasons for voting against the permit. However, they are also known to speak to the need for economic development and living wage jobs. We, the Chambers of Commerce in the County, are questioning the policy here – to deny the opportunity to bring back goodpaying jobs and millions of dollars in economic activity, especially in the northern part of the county where both are desperately needed. We thank Supervisors Lavagnino and Nelson for their votes in support of the permit given all the meaningful benefits restarting operations would have brought. It will likely be years before this business can restart operations when a pipeline is available, after already being shut down for seven years. Regardless of your feelings about oil or ExxonMobil, the reality is that we will need petroleum products for the foreseeable future. We are not yet technologically ready to fully transition to green energy. As Supervisor Lavagnino pointed out, “The reality is: as much as we want that to happen, as much as I have voted for it to happen, it’s not there yet and we have to continue to produce fossil fuels as we transition.” We must learn to work together for many more years to ensure we maintain a reliable energy resource, good-paying jobs and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by producing the oil we use in the cleanest place possible for it to be produced. Instead, the Board of Supervisors put our County in the position of having to rely heavily on oil shipped from countries overseas with fewer environmental standards, terrible human rights standards, and possibly hostile relations with the West. In this transition period, we supported a program that would have helped to increase California’s energy independence, brought back hundreds of local jobs, millions of dollars in tax revenues, and millions in economic input by restarting operations in Santa Ynez. The Board did not. We believe that this decision does not show balance and reason for the economic vitality of our county, which they have been elected to uphold. Our Chambers collectively represent thousands of businesses struggling to keep their doors open and remain here in the county. Votes like this send a clear signal to business owners that no matter how many hoops they jump through, our county leadership will simply make it harder for them to do business here. On the heels of the pandemic, this is not a message we support. We ask that county leadership take its responsibility for economic development more seriously. Ultimately, we ask that they balance the needs of those who work in our county, and those who are still seeking financial stability, against the desires of those who believe that any progress or business activity has a negative impact on their worldview. Buellton Chamber of Commerce Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce Solvang Chamber of Commerce

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New Hires Lead the Way at the Mental Wellness Center


supported people in their interactions with the justice system, with the goal of diverting them to communitybased programs.

Gabriela Dodson is MWC’s new Director of Wellness and Recovery Programs, a position that pairs well with her previous experience working in holistic programming. As a licensed clinical social worker, Dodson previously worked with public defenders to help people experiencing homelessness or mental illness. She

Alexis Freeborn has been promoted to Assistant Director of Wellness and Recovery Programs. Prior to the promotion, as the manager of the MWC Education Alexis Freeborn, Assistant Director of the MWC Wellness & Recovery Programs, Gabriela Dodson, Director of MWC Wellness & Recovery Programs, Alexis led the Wellness Connection Council, Programs, and Vicente Garcia Jr., Assistant Director of the MWC Wellness a youth program of the MWC, as well as other & Recovery Programs educational programs. She is completing her master’s degree in counseling. www.mentalwellnesscenter.org

S THE MENTAL WELLNESS CENTER LOOKS TOWARD INTRODUCING IN-PERSON OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT this spring, a recent grant has allowed for the hiring of people to spearhead new initiatives and programs supporting individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, or making social connections. Called a “dynamic trio” by MWC CEO AnnMarie Cameron, the group will help create Community Wellness Programs that will allow the center to maintain a full schedule of activities.

Vicente Garcia Jr. is the new Assistant Director of Wellness and Recovery Programs. A Santa Barbara native, Garcia comes from a career in youth justice programming. He recently completed his master’s degree in counseling and holds a passion for helping people.

Public Meeting: Ortega Park Master Plan – Revised Pool Design


OIN CITY STAFF ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8TH for a presentation on aquatic programs and facilities in our community, review the revised pool design, and hear from Parks and Recreation staff about what’s coming up for the Ortega Park improvement project. The public meeting will be held at the Ortega Park Welcome House at 604 E. Ortega Street at 6pm.

For more information, contact ParksAndRec@SantaBarbaraCA.gov

Reunión Pública: Plan Maestro del Parque Ortega - Diseño Revisado de la Piscina


NASE AL PERSONAL DE LA CIUDAD EL MIÉRCOLES 8 DE JUNIO a las 6pm en el Ortega Welcome House localizado en el Parque Ortega en 604 E. Ortega St para recibir una presentación sobre los programas e instalaciónes acuáticas en nuestra comunidad, revisar el diseño revisado de la piscina y escuchar al personal de Parques y Recreación sobre lo que está por venir para el proyecto de mejora del Parque Ortega.

Para más información contactar a ParksAndRec@SantaBarbaraCA.gov

City Advisory Groups Candidate Interviews Next Week


ANDIDATES LOOKING TO SERVE ON A CITY OF SANTA BARBARA GROUP OR COMMITTEE will complete an in-person interview by the City Council in the coming weeks. The city has over 40 Advisory Groups, with each one playing a key role in shaping our community. Interviews will take place at 4pm, Tuesday, May 24th, 4pm on Tuesday, June 7th, and 6pm on June 14th. To learn more visit https://bit.ly/3NpKERJ

SB County Earns National Achievement Award for Resiliency


AINING NATIONAL ATTENTION FOR ITS EFFORTS TO ADVANCE ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP, The Santa Barbara County Public Works Department has been honored with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards recognize innovative and effective county government programs. NACo recognized the Santa Barbara County ReSource Center for its role in optimizing new technologies and other efforts to advance environmental and energy goals. “I am so pleased that the ReSource Center is receiving this well-deserved recognition from NACo,” said Santa Barbara County Board Chair Joan Hartmann. “The state-of-the-art ReSource Center has both increased the County’s diversion rate and reduced GHG emissions. Congratulations to Public Works for bringing this project to completion and for receiving this esteemed award.” NACo awards are presented across 18 different categories, including children and youth, county administration, information technology, health, and more. The ReSource Center is the first large-scale operation in California to house a materials recovery facility, anaerobic digestion facility, compost management unit, and landfill all at one location. This allows Santa Barbara County to recover recyclables, create renewable energy, and make landscape nutrients out of organic waste. To learn more visit www.countyofsb.org/184/Public-Works

UCSB Arts & Lectures Welcomes Charles Donelan CHARLES DONELAN has joined UCSB Arts & Lectures as a Senior Writer/Publicist. Donelan has written as the Executive Arts Editor at the Santa Barbara Independent since 2004, and has covered Santa Barbara’s theater, music, dance, education, and visual arts for 20 years. He also previously taught at Laguna Blanca School from 2004 to 2021 and the UCSB Writing Program from 2001 to 2004. In his new role, he will apply his experience with arts and entertainment writing to promote the organization’s local and national profile. www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu

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

Charles Donelan

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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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.

Project Partners And Funding

The PARC Foundation The Parks and Recreation Community (PARC) Foundation is partnered with the Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department to raise the funds needed to achieve Band Shell renovation. To make a donation to this exciting project, please visit the PARC Foundation website at www.parcsb.org.


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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If all goes according to plan, the project will receive building permits by the spring of 2022. With construction scheduled to start in the summer of 2022, the Band Shell could be ready for a concert series as soon as this fall!

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Find Out More

Please reach out with any questions you may have about this project! Jill Zachary, Parks and Recreation Director JZachary@SantaBarbaraCA.gov (805) 564-5430 More information is available on the City of Santa Barbara project webpage: SantaBarbaraCA.gov/BandShell




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“Don’t Let the Parade Pass You By” N SANTA BARBARA, THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, THE U.S.A., AND AROUND THE WORLD, political and idealogical polarization is breaking communities apart, making it harder and harder to connect with our neighbors. However, at VOICE Magazine we believe that we share much more in common than that which divides us. One of the things that unite us are our celebrations, community celebrations, that highlight creativity, service, caring, history, and hard work. Lucky for us, Santa Barbara is especially good at celebrations. From the annual 4th of July parade, to the harbor’s Parade of Lights that features everything from paddle boards and fishing boats to yachts all dressed up for the holidays, one of our finest examples of acting as an inclusive community are our parades. Now, after two years of pandemicinduced hiatus, the community is ready to gather together again and harvest the gifts that go along with stepping up, joining together, and having fun. Citywide celebrations enrich community life as they bring children, abuelas, moms, dads, uncles, and tías together to sing, dance, and shout out that Santa Barbara is a wonderful place to live — together. Over those two years, things have changed. State Street, one of our city’s favorite parade venues, is now occupied by parklets, diners, and bike lanes, without quite enough space for the magnitude of our traditional parades. For some, the changes may feel uncomfortable, but there are still important connections to be made and relationships to be grown, as surely as there are floats to be built and dance steps to be learned. One thing is for certain – parades and festivals will once again engage our entire community in fun and tradition. As the community looks forward to our annual Summer Solstice celebration, this year with its parade marching up Santa Barbara Street, and Fiesta with its parade now traveling on Cabrillo Blvd., a new era begins with unseen possibilities and options for citywide events. Our festivals and parades hold

up culture at its best — in a social way — honoring and passing on our viable traditions that make us smile about our similarities and our differences. Which long time resident doesn’t have a memory of helping out with the children’s Holiday Parade or Fiesta’s El Desfile De Los Niños (Children’s Parade) or getting their own children or friends ready to watch a parade? Parades and festivals are memory-making factories for families and friends, each binding us together, as we shine and support others in shining. They hold unique places in the hearts of residents. Some of our local events have even gained national recognition for our community. Intergenerational and diverse by nature and design — these comings together are a powerful mix. They can’t succeed without the community and they require multiple people with different skills working in conjuction. This setup holds human worth and respect — downright neighborliness — in high regard, maybe even as a necessity. Practicing this attitude with our neighbors may help us move beyond some of our differences to connect on shared sensibilities... not letting the parade pass anyone by... supporting the vulnerable and those in need in our community... finding avenues for people to excel. In the space of a community event, the hope is everyone’s contributions can be recognized and everyone will have a good chance to build their dream.

As summer rolls out, the season of back-to-back community events arrives. There will be: Fiesta, with the largest equestrian parade in the nation; Music Academy of the West’s Summer Festival, offering accessible classical music with its internationally recognized performances, students, and faculty; Solstice, capturing the imagination and creativity of participants in the form of parades and celebrations. It’s an important time for our community. There will be one face-to-face chance to be with our neighbors and family members after another. The successful return of these and other events won’t happened unless we all play our part in supporting them – whether that be by watching, volunteering, or maybe even performing alongside our like- or not likeminded neighbors in this beautiful place we call home.

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Carpinteria Leaders Consider Banning Chain Stores TUESDAY, MAY 16TH - Carpinteria considers a ban on chain stores, possibly in specific areas, to keep its small town charm. Ojai and several other small California towns have similar ordinances in place. Carpinteria city leaders warned big property deals may mean high rents that only franchise owners can pay. An emergency ordinance is in the works, with no review date announced as of yet. “When my friends, they come and they walk around the town, they leave with a really good feeling about not having big companies around,” said Laura Samperio, owner of Carp Moon Cafe. “It is what it is, the essence of Carpinteria.”

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A Magnificent Car Show by Community Hot Rod Project

SB & Montecito Leaders Review Homelessness Issues Between City and County Lines FRIDAY, MAY 13TH - Collaboration has been urged when homeless issues teeter on city and county lines. Santa Barbara leaders put boots on the ground to see the issues up close by visiting an area off Los Patos Way across from the Andree Clark Bird Refuge. The walking tour was organized by Sharon Byrne, the Executive Director of the Montecito Association. “What we want to see is more support for housing and more support for temporary shelter for people to get them ready for housing and a lot of that can be done with successful public private partnerships,” said Byrne.

Trash bags at the site visited by local leaders

Hygiene Kits Distributed to Local Students in Need WEDNESDAY, MAY 11TH - Essential hygiene supplies are now offered to low income or homeless students with the Kits4Kids program in Santa Barbara. The Santa Barbara Education Foundation (SBEF) partners with the non-profit Adam’s Angels group and seeks donations for this need. The first 200 kits are already going out.

Local Pelicans Face Health Problem TUESDAY, MAY 17TH -Pelicans along the Santa Barbara coast are showing signs of a health problem. Many are landing in unusual areas including freeway ramps and waterfront walls. Some look distressed or confused. Some are shivering. The Wildlife Care Network Helpline is 805-681-1080. Give the birds space and don’t try to feed them.

Local Law Enforcement & First Responders Updates SATURDAY, MAY 14TH - Vegetation Fire - Upper Winchester Canyon Goleta Hills. Smoke visible in the foothills. Homes and horses in the area. Fire copter is up, Santa Barbara Co. fire on it. Also - hearing of a small vegetation fire on Dutard and Sandlewood - Santa Maria area. SATURDAY, MAY 14TH - Four vehicle crash NB Hwy 101 in Montecito at San Ysidro. Solid backup to Carpinteria. Also - two vehicle crash - both lanes impacted. Hwy 154 at Armour Ranch Rd. on San Marcos Pass. Four patients. Fire, CHP on it.

SUNDAY, MAY 15TH Domino’s front window broken out at 3006 State St. Police investigating vandalism or burglary? Santa Barbara Public works 24/7 crew sweeping up all the glass on the sidewalk. TUESDAY, MAY 17TH - Technical rescue - subject over the side of a steep bluff. More Mesa. Santa Barbara County fire on the scene. TUESDAY, MAY 17TH - T-bone crash Hwy 154 at Edison. Santa Ynez Valley. Three patients, one critical. Both lanes closed. Santa Barbara Co Fire, AMR, SB Sheriff, CHP, and Cal Star on it.

SUNDAY, MAY 15TH - The Community Hot Rod Project held an incredible car show at the Glen Annie Golf Club today with 350 vehicles. Many enthusiasts and auto legends were on hand. The non-profit is working towards establishing a vocational center for an all ages, all vehicle related training. That will include maintenance, design, fabrication, tinting, interiors, electronics, and career opportunities.

“Venetian Nights” Honors Carp. Mayor Wade Nomura SATURDAY, MAY 14TH - Carpinteria Mayor Wade Nomura was named the 2022 honoree at Carpinteria Boys & Girls Club fundraiser Saturday night. Karen Graf wins a trip to Italy. Country Catering with incredible food. Thousands raised for the exceptional cause, including during a delicious cake auction before dinner.

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The Next Generation’s Artistic Examination of Climate Change


XPERTLY PAIRING REDISCOVERED, MASS-PRODUCED OBJECTS WITH THE BREATHTAKING BEAUTY OF THE NATURAL WORLD, Footprints begs viewers to confront the complex nature of the ongoing climate crisis with empathy for the next generation. Created by the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara’s Teen Arts Collective, the show grants insight into local teenagers’ hopes and concerns as they call for community and worldwide environmental action. The exhibition will remain on display through May 29th. “This year’s TAC final project, Footprints, provides an opportunity for the voices of this generation of young people to express their concern with the environmental landscape that they have inherited, through a variety of media and approaches,” said MCASB Chief Curator Alexandra Terry.

featuring only found furniture. DPHS junior Zarina Scheglov’s moda sin filtro also questions society’s consumerism by placing thrifted clothing items on a pedestal and canvas. In the center of the gallery, San Marcos High School sophomore Zoe Javanbakht’s What We Leave Behind reimagines the region’s ecosystem as a terrarium. A large pair of adult hands pass off the bowl to two smaller plaster hands, speaking to prior generations’ negligence and the importance of youth activism.

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When viewed as a collective body of work, Repetition by Nico Weldeab viewers are left with greater understanding of the multifaceted threats facing our environment and the need to take action on personal, local, and national levels.

Footprints is the first exhibition to occupy the MCASB’s Community Classroom, which will What We Leave Behind by Zoe Javanbakht feature rotating displays throughout the summer highlighting how local artists and individuals are addressing climate change. The show is entirely student-created, with the museum’s six TAC students working alongside museum staff for months to come up with a theme and ultimately curate and market the exhibition. “The Teen Arts Collective at MCASB serves as a safe space for the dialogue and discovery of contemporary art and culture,” explained Terry. “The program aims to inspire critical thinking and supports the cultivation of diverse perspectives.” Upon entering the exhibition, viewers immediately sense the strong emotions and messages captured within each student’s work. Along the first wall, Santa Barbara High School senior Shea Lily Whelan’s ANTHROPOGENIC incorporates video, paintings, photographs, and even a dead monarch butterfly and car parts to confront agriculture and resource exploitation. The adjacent wall features Dos Pueblos High School senior Elle’s collection of cyanotype prints titled In Lack’ech, after Luis Valdez’s Mayan poem (meaning “I am another yourself”). The prints depict people surrounded by flowers to show viewing the environment as “an extension of oneself. DPHS sophomore Nico Weldeab’s Repetition also examines the connection between humans and nature, pairing a sculpture of the Greek god of nature, Pan, with a painting highlighting local endangered plants.

These feelings are only heightened by the Community Classroom’s connection to the rest of MCASB’s gallery, which features the ongoing Through What Agency? exhibition of professional artists’ responses to climate change. Featuring works by The Harrisons, Jacob Kirkegaard, and Social Print Lab, the show incorporates sketches, flags, film, and even an immersive audio experience to examine a multitude of issues connected to climate change. In pairing this long-term show with rotating exhibitions, MCASB hopes to spark meaningful, community-driven conversations through art. “I wanted to put activism and art and conversation and dialogue all on the same platform to say all of this is important and necessary,” Terry said. Open 11am-5pm Wed, Fri, & Sa; 12-5pm Sun; 11am-8pm Thu. • Free admission • www.mcasantabarbara.org

Call For Artists & Sculptors

SBHS senior Sam Quinonez’s Homestead shifts viewers’ attention to the issue of incorporating sustainability into everyday life, creating a homey nook

ANTHROPOGENIC by Shea Lily Whelan

Santa Barbara Visual Artists

After Glow by Tom Post

invites area artists to submit their interest to exhibit in two multi-media exhibitions this summer in the previous location of Santa Barbara Arts La Arcada Court • 1114 State Street #24

A selection from the astonishing 500+ works in Tom Post’s 50 year career held by his estate. Reception Thursday, May 19th, 6-8pm

Exhibitions will run two months each:

Exhibition 1: June 15 - August 15 Exhibition 2: August 15 - October 15


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For information, contact Jan Baker: JanBakerArtist@gmail.com • 805-845-5424

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Choral Glories,


Truly, one has to be there to get the full measure of the group’s sublime sound. After a Christmas concert whose attendance was sharply limited by the omicron scourge last December, the Quire returns in its fuller glory with this weekend’s Sacred Love program, on Saturday and Sunday at 3pm. This weekend’s choral opportunity comes fast on the heels of last weekend’s grand performance by the Santa Barbara Choral Society, abetted by an orchestra, at the First Presbyterian Church. Voices, sans instrumental support, are the thing with the Quire, founded by director Kreitzer nearly 30 years ago. Throughout its history, the Quire’s musical purview has leaned toward sources from medieval to modern, and places/eras between. Finding cross-historical resonances has been an underlying mission in the programming. For this program, however, the time frame includes only one stop in the Renaissance, from Tomas Luis de Victoria (15481611), and one late composer, William Walton (1902-1983). Otherwise, the musical menu is stocked with living composers, a testament to the ongoing vitality of choral music. Among the composers are famed choral composer John Rutter, via his fitting Ukrainian Prayer to open the concert, evocative Finnish composer Jaakko Mäntyjärvi and Stephen Dombek, the group’s composer in residence. It promises to be a rewarding encounter with the Voyces, and the host environment of the chapel.

“A wickedly fun thriller!”






ABOUT TOWN By Josef Woodard

Violinist James Ehnes

Cama Closer:

An unusual and particular sense of closure will descend on the Lobero Theatre next Tuesday, when the stellar classical CAMA series ends its pandemic-shortened 2021-22 season with violinist James Ehnes. Ehnes’ recital, with pianist Orion Weiss by his side, caps off the chamber music-geared “Masterseries” component of the CAMA enterprise. The acclaimed and fast-ascending Canadian virtuoso first alighted a Santa Barbara stage back in the pre-COVID days of 2019, as soloist with the London Symphony Orchestra during the Music Academy of the West’s first partnering season with the LSO. In related news, a clear concert highlight this year in Santa Barbara was the triumphant return of the LSO to the Granada, with Sir Simon Rattle at the helm. That was the crown jewel of CAMA’s prized “International Series,” bringing high-caliber orchestras from the global scene through our town.

Smashing Forward:

Stars of the ‘90s alt-rock scene, the Smashing Pumpkins paid an overdue return to Santa Barbara last week, this time to the Big House in town, the Santa Barbara Bowl.

Photo by Josef Woodard


NE OF THE SANTA BARBARA MUSIC SCENE’S MORE RELIABLY SATISFYING SITE/SOUND RELATIONSHIPS comes into focus every time Nathan Kreitzer’s Quire of Voyces goes public. Apart from and in collusion with the acapella group’s refined, focused musical character, its concert homebase in the remote, semi-mystical and old worldly St. Anthony’s Chapel has become a signature aspect of the Quire experience.



Opening for the Pumpkins was a fresh blast of new power trio rock energy from Bones UK, led by the gruffly charismatic lead singer/bassist Rosie Bones, in cahoots with lead guitarist Carmen Vandenberg and aptly-named drummer Heavy. Coming out of Camden Town, London, the group has earned a Grammy nomination and moved its base of operations to Los Angeles in 2016. They packed a lot of punch, muscle, and choice sexual politics into a half-hour opening set, with such standout tunes as Beautiful is Boring, Girls Can’t Play Guitar (which sinewy guitarist Vandenberg summarily disproved) and Pretty Waste, one of many songs demonstrating Bones’ mastery in the power of repetition. Heading into intermission, our heads were riddled with the earwormy refrain “what a waste of a pretty face.” Compared to the dramatic set and polished performance of Lorde on this stage a week earlier, the Pumpkins—led by be-robed, bald, everyman wannabe mystic Billy Corgan and his earthier partner, guitarist James Iha—went for old school trappings. It was all about loud guitars and pummeling drums (the notably powerful Jimmy Chamberlain), a big satchel of hooky hits (including Bullet with Butterfly Wings, the Cherub Rock, and 1979), obscurities, and newer goods. Meanwhile, psychedelic feedback-laden space-outs and pyrotechnical lighting scheme kept the show hopping in our faces, and triggering flashbacks to the band’s old glory days. At the center of the Pumpkins sound, Corgan still has that snarling nasality and bratty bluster we know and love. At one point, Corgan hyped an upcoming double bill with Jane’s Addiction at the Hollywood Bowl, after which Iha responded with mock ire, “f*** that place! We’ve got this place!” That, they did.

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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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On Board with the Byers!


By Sigrid Toye, Special to VOICE

LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME THAT THERE WAS SOMETHING SPECTACULAR MOORED IN OUR PICTURESQUE SANTA BARBARA HARBOR, something not to be missed. Of course, as you might imagine, I was curious! It didn’t require a mass email or a high powered GPS to locate exactly what I was looking for! Reel In, the 61 foot Viking, owned by Jack and Karen Byers, isn’t hard to find. Not that I had to find it myself because Byers, dock caddy in tow, escorted me to the exact spot.

Karen and Jack Byers

“Think of it as a big gyro, that spins at 800 rotations per minute,” he attempting to clarify for me. “Remember the gyros we used to play with as kids? …Same thing, only bigger. As long as it keeps spinning, it stays upright just like our boat. That’s it!” As you might imagine, the name Reel In has a great deal of significance, as Byers is an enthusiastic fisherman, having had six boats (oh yeah... and three airplanes!) over the years in Santa Barbara. “The Reel In is the ultimate, the pinnacle of boating, fishing, and cruising,” he exclaimed. “The yacht is equipped with outriggers and actual reels for large fish and three multi-use bait tanks aboard that double as an ice tank (called a slammer!) to preserve the fish, the latest Garmin navigation systems – three 16 inch screens to monitor any function needed on the water including a fish finder.”

The salon aboard the Reel In

The galley aboard the Reel In

Karen Byers, our harbor’s “Hostess with the Mostess,” is having a good time, too, in her galley, with every kitchen amenity imaginable, and loaded with storage space extending into the salon… including drawers under the large screen TV monitor. “This boat really came equipped with everything, three furnished staterooms complete with bathrooms, leather seating, matching pillows, and stateroom décor - everything I could have wanted,” said Karen. “I wouldn’t change anything!” Longtime residents of Santa Barbara, Karen and Jack Byers arrived in 1967 for Byers’ work as a construction and oil field diver. A scant three years later, the couple was sent to Asia on the island of Borneo, where Byers established and ran the largest sub-sea contract commissioned by the Shell Oil company. After an eight year stint, they were sent home to Santa Barbara to oversee operations which included nuclear plants and all-underwater construction along the California coast. “Simply said, it’s basically construction… only underwater,” he chuckled.

After Byers’ retirement, it seems the contractor label stuck with him as he relished helping friends with carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and other essential items. When called, Byers always arrived armed with his handy toolbox as requests and business increased. His wife, as the creative member of the team, fashioned an image of a toolbox with the logo “Jack n’ Tool Box.” Karen’s creative abilities aren’t just limited to logos and images recognized by the community on Byers’ business cards and vehicles, but can be seen in the interior designs of the company’s residential and commercial development projects. Whether it’s Byers making his Honey happy with a full service galley, or fulfilling his longtime dream of owning a Viking vessel made here in America but revered globally, both got their wishes combined in their fantastic yacht. Congratulations to both and thanks for welcoming me aboard!

The Reel In in the Santa Barbara Harbor

NOTE: Calling all treasure hunters! On Saturday, May 21st from 8am to noon, you’ll find the Harbor Nautical Swap Meet in the Main Harbor Parking Lot. Dozens of vendors will display and sell boat rigging, surfboards, fishing gear, inflatables, pumps, winches, motors, and other marine/nautical items. Have fun while noshing on fruit, coffee and refreshments, courtesy of the Harbor Merchant’s Association. Admission is free! Correction: Bernard Girod was misspelled in the article about Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille yacht race in Harbor Voice dated May 6th, 2022.

The Reel In’s mechanics 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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La Primavera

MAY 21, 2022 | 5:00-10:00 PM CARRIAGE AND WESTERN ART MUSEUM 129 CASTILLO STREET | SANTA BARBARA, CA Cocktails at 5:00pm | Dinner & Program at 6:00pm Performances by the 2022 Spirits of Fiesta | Special Guests Tickets $80 - includes dinner and 2 drink tickets No tickets available at the door Tickets available through NIGHTOUT Questions: info@sbfiesta.org or 805.962.8101 Auction to benefit Fiesta Pequeña Dance the night away to music by the Roosters Fiesta costumes encouraged


Photos by Sigrid Toye

And...WOW! Byers claimed he found the Reel In after selling the last boat, “because my Honey wanted a bigger galley.” Having tasted the delights from Karen Byers’ kitchen myself, I almost bought that story without question. “Having a Viking was my dream as a kid, so maybe that had something to do with it too,” he admitted, chuckling as he revealed an engine room that was almost a religious experience. “This boat has two MTU Rolls-Royce engines with 1,480 horsepower a piece,” explained Byers. “These engines are capable of powering this vessel at a speed of 35 knots, although a comfortable speed is somewhere between 18 and 20 knots.” The engine room also contains much more, including a most amazing feature: a Seakeeper, an anti-roll device that stabilizes the boat in most conditions while at sea.

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

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


MADELINE Realizado por estudiantes de State St. Ballet Academy • Lobero Theatre • $15-25 • www.lobero.org • 2pm y 6pm sábado, 5/21.

Hosted on-site at the Chumash reservation, celebrate our beautiful planet and community with family activities, food, and opportunities to support local vendors at Santa Ynez Chumash Earth Day hosted at Kitiyepumu Park, 100 Via Juana Rd., from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, May 21st. Admission is free. The first 150 people will receive a free swag bag of goodies. Visit www.syceo.org/equinox-spring-2022

Día de la Tierra de Santa Ynez Chumash Celebrado en el sitio en la reserva Chumash, celebra nuestro hermoso planeta y comunidad con actividades familiares, comida y oportunidades para apoyar a los vendedores locales en el Día de la Tierra de Santa Ynez Chumash organizado en Kitiyepumu Park, 100 Via Juana Rd., de 10am a 2pm el sábado, 21 de mayo. La admisión es gratuita. Las primeras 150 personas recibirán una bolsa de regalos gratis. Visita www.syceo.org/equinox-spring-2022

Friday • viernes CHILDREN | NIÑOS

COASTAL KIDS WATER LESSON For grades 4-6 • Explore Ecology & SB Public Library • Montecito Library • Free • https://tinyurl.com/bddf6y3u • 3:30-4:40pm Fr, 5/20. LECCIÓN DE AGUA COSTERA PARA NIÑOS Para los grados 4-6 • Explore Ecology & SB Public Library • Biblioteca Montecito • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/bddf6y3u • 3:304:40pm viernes, 5/20.


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. OPUS I: AQUA Espectáculo de ballet contemporáneo • UCSB Dept. of Theater/Dance • Hatlen Theater • https://tinyurl.com/3jkrhc62 • $1115 • 7pm viernes, 5/20-5/21; 1pm 5/22.


TEEN NIGHT AT JAMS Open jam session • JAMS, 631 1/2 N.


Milpas St. • Free • Email maria@jamsmusic.org • Young teens 6-7pm, teens/young adults 7-9pm, Fr. NOCHE DE ADOLESCENTES EN JAMS Sesión improvisada abierta • JAMS, 631 1/2 N. Milpas St. • Gratis • Manda un correo electrónico a maria@jamsmusic.org • Jóvenes adolescentes 6-7pm, adolescentes/ jóvenes adultos 7-9pm, viernes.


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. TOURS DE CAFÉ DE PRIMAVERA Explora FRINJ Coffee • Good Land Organics, 1362 Farren Rd, Goleta • $150 • www.frinjcoffee.com • 9:30am-12pm viernes, 5/20 y 5/21. DOUBLE STARS Stargaze • Westmont observatory • Free • Sunset, Fr, 5/20. ESTRELLAS DOBLES Mira las estrellas con Westmont • Observatorio de Westmont College • Gratis • puesta de sol, viernes, 5/20

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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. 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.


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

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


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.

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BEACH LOBSTER TRAP REMOVAL Remove derelict traps • Channelkeeper • Black Rock Beach, meet at Goleta Beach Parking Lot • https://tinyurl.com/537r58u5 • 8am-12pm Sa, 5/21. ELIMINACIÓN DE TRAMPAS PARA LANGOSTA DE PLAYA 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. SANTA YNEZ CHUMASH EARTH DAY Celebration with vendors, raffle, and more • Kitiyepumu’ Park, 100 Via Juana Rd, Santa Ynez • Free • https://tinyurl.com/mw5hub6y • 10am-2pm Sa, 5/21. DÍA DE LA TIERRA DE LOS SANTA YNEZ CHUMASH Celebración con vendedores, rifa y más • Parque Kitiyepumu’, 100 Via Juana Rd, Santa Ynez • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/mw5hub6y • 10am-2pm sábado, 5/21.


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.

SB MUSIC CLUB CONCERT Classical piano by Pascal Salomon • First United Methodist Church • Free • https://tinyurl.com/efp4mruc • 3-4:30pm Sa, 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.

CONCIERTO DEL CLUB DE MÚSICA SB Piano clásico de Pascal Salomon • First United Methodist Church • https://tinyurl.com/efp4mruc • Gratis • 3-4:30pm sábado, 5/21.

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 • Free-$10 • https://tinyurl.com/y68msvcv • 7:30pm Sa, 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 • https://tinyurl.com/ycxrrtdm • 7am sábado, 5/21. BONSAI EXHIBITION SHOW & SALE By Bonsai Club of SB • Trinity Lutheran Church, 909 La Cumbre Rd. • Free • www. santabarbarabonsai.org • 11am-4pm Sa, 5/21; 12-4pm Su, 5/22.

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

UCSB MIDDLE EAST ENSEMBLE Noche de musica y baile • UCSB Dept. of Music • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall • Gratis-$10 • https://tinyurl.com/y68msvcv • 7:30pm sábado, 5/21.

OPEN MIC An evening of self-expression • UCSB MCC • Biko Garage, 6612 Sueno Rd., IV • Free • 7:30pm Fr, 5/20.

BOB DYLAN’S BIRTHDAY Concert by Shakey Zimmerman • Alcazar Theatre, Carpinteria • $20-35 • www.thealcazar.org • 7:30pm Sa, 5/21.

EXPOSICIÓN Y VENTA DE BONSÁIS Por Bonsai Club of SB • Trinity Lutheran Church, 909 La Cumbre Rd. • Gratis • www.santabarbarabonsai.org • 11am-4pm sábado, 5/21; 12-4pm domingo, 5/22.

EL CUMPLEAÑOS DE BOB DYLAN Concierto de Shakey Zimmerman • Teatro Alcazar, Carpinteria • $2035 • www.thealcazar.org • 7:30pm sábado, 5/21.

SUNSET SOIRÉE Fundraiser dinner for Hillside • Rockwood SB Woman’s Club • $250 • www.hillsidesb.org/2022-sunset-soiree • 4:30-8pm Sa, 5/21.

MICROFONO ABIERTO Una noche de autoexpresión • UCSB Multicultural Center • Biko Garage, 6612 Sueno Rd., IV • Gratis • 7:30pm viernes, 5/20.

Saturday • sábado VELADA AL ATARDECER Cena de recaudación de fondos para Hillside • Rockwood SB Woman’s Club • $250 • www.hillsidesb.org/2022-sunsetsoiree • 4:30-8pm 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. LA PRIMAVERA Revelación del broche de fiesta y tema, baile, música • Old Spanish

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. REBUILDING OUR FOOD SYSTEM Panel with local and national leaders • SB Culinary Experience • Garvin Theatre, 721 Cliff Dr. • $25 • https://tinyurl.com/5n8sek5 • 3-5pm Su, 5/22. RECONSTRUYENDO NUESTRO SISTEMA ALIMENTARIO Panel con líderes locales y nacionales • SB Culinary Experience • Garvin Theatre, 721 Cliff Dr. • $25 • https://tinyurl.com/5n8sek5 • 3-5pm domingo, 5/22. AUTHOR CONVERSATION Valerie Cantella presents Thoughts on Motherhood, Mental Health, & Moving Forward • Goleta Valley Library • Free • 3pm Su, 5/22. CONVERSACIÓN CON EL AUTOR Valerie Cantella presenta Thoughts on Motherhood, Mental Health, & Moving Forward • Goleta Valley Library • Gratis • 3pm 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. UCSB GAMELAN ENSEMBLE Estilo antiguo de música de Cirebon, Java Occidental • UCSB Dept. of Music • Karl Geiringer Hall • https://tinyurl.com/yt97stt6 • Gratis-$10 • 5:30pm domingo, 5/22.


YOGA ON STEARN’S WHARF Guided class • Power of Your Om


Days • Carriage and Western Art Museum • $80 • https://tinyurl.com/y349tbnz • 5-10pm sábado, 5/21.

LATINO BUSINESS AWARDS Honoring community members • Arlington Theatre • $50-150 • www.thearlingtontheatre.com • 6pm Sa, 5/21. PREMIOS A LAS EMPRESAS LATINAS Honrando a los miembros de la comunidad • Arlington Theatre • $50150 • www.thearlingtontheatre.com • 6pm sábado, 5/21.



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• Stearns Wharf • Donation based, suggested $10-25 • https://tinyurl.com/4at43zut • 9am Su, 5/22.

YOGA EN EL MUELLE DE STEARNS Clase guiada • Power of Your Om • Stearns Wharf • Basada en donaciones, sugerido $10-25 • https://tinyurl.com/4at43zut • 9am domingo, 5/22. RANCHO LA PATERA & STOW HOUSE Take a tour or enjoy the beautiful grounds • www.goletahistory.org • 11am to 2pm weekends. RANCHO LA PATERA & STOW HOUSE Haz un recorrido o disfruta de los hermosos jardines • www.goletahistory.org • De 11am a 2pm los fines de semana. 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. 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. 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

TASTE OF SB WINES Sip and learn about 12 wineries • SB Culinary Experience • El Presidio de SB State Historic Park • $50 • https://tinyurl.com/53efaean • 1-4pm Su, 5/22. SABOR DE VINOS SB Bebe y aprende sobre 12 bodegas • SB Culinary Experience • El Presidio de SB State Historic Park • $50 • https://tinyurl.com/53efaean • 1-4pm domingo, 5/22. LEADERSHIP AWARDS RECEPTION Presented by CAUSE Action Fund • Lobero Theatre courtyard • $64 • https://tinyurl.com/3sfr3289 • 2-4:30pm Su, 5/22. RECEPCIÓN DE PREMIOS DE LIDERAZGO Presentado por CAUSE Action Fund • Patio del Lobero Theatre • $64 • https://tinyurl.com/3sfr3289 • 2-4:30pm domingo, 5/22.

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May 20, 2022

The Suffers at SOhO

Groove to a night of soul, reggae, and dashes of jazz and salsa when The Suffers — joined by rap artist Fat Tony — take the stage at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club at 8:30pm on Tuesday, May 24th. For tickets ($15-18) visit www.sohosb.com

The Suffers en SOhO

Disfruta de una noche de soul, reggae y toques de jazz y salsa cuando The Suffers, junto con el artista de rap Fat Tony, suban al escenario en SOhO Restaurant & Music Club a las 8:30pm el martes, 24 de mayo. Para boletos ($15-18) visita www.sohosb.com

Monday • lunes MUSIC | MÚSICA

UCSB CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Orchestral masterpieces concert • UCSB Dept. of Music • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall • Free-$10 • https://tinyurl.com/373t94eh • 7:30pm Mo, 5/23. ORQUESTA DE CÁMARA DE UCSB Concierto de obras maestras orquestales • UCSB Dept. of Music • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall • Gratis-$10 • https://tinyurl. com/373t94eh • 7:30pm lunes, 5/23. TOMORROWS: SONGS FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE Concert by SB Gay Men’s Chorus • First United Methodist Church • $15 • www.sbgmc.squarespace.com • 7:30pm Mo, 5/23.

MAÑANAS: CANCIONES PARA UN FUTURO MÁS BRILLANTE Concierto por SB Gay Men’s Chorus • First United Methodist Church • $15 • www.sbgmc.squarespace.com • 7:30pm lunes, 5/23.


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

Tuesday • martes


MONTECITO BOOK CLUB Discuss The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton • Montecito Library • Free • 12-1pm Tu, 5/24. Feeling anxious, fatigued, depressed, or just experiencing isolation challenges?

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CLUB DE LECTURA DE MONTECITO Discute The Sun Does Shine por Anthony Ray Hinton • Montecito Library • Gratis • 12-1pm martes, 5/24. TECH HELP Learn basic computer skills • Montecito Library • Free • 4-5pm Tu, 5/24. AYUDA TÉCNICA Aprende habilidades informáticas básicas • Montecito Library • Gratis • 4-5pm martes, 5/24.



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.


TUNED IN TOGETHER Piano recital by students of Leana Movillion • Center Stage Theater & livestream • $10-20 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 5pm & 7pm Tu, 5/24.


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

LIBRARY CATALOG HELP Drop-in help for new catalog • Central Library • Free • 2-3pm We, 5/25.


Contemporary Music will honor its late former director, William Kraft, during its concert Colorations at 7:30pm on Tuesday, May 24th, at Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. For tickets (Free-$10) visit https://tinyurl.com/yuwccj5e

El Conjunto de Música Contemporánea de UCSB Explorando el tiempo, la transformación y la vida a través de la música, el Conjunto de Música Contemporánea de UCSB honrará a su difunto ex director, William Kraft, durante su concierto Coloraciones a las 7:30pm el martes, 24 de mayo en el Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. Para boletos (gratis-$10) visita https://tinyurl.com/yuwccj5e

Tuesday • martes

SINTONIZADOS JUNTOS Recital de piano a cargo de alumnos de Leana Movillion • Center Stage Theater y transmisión en vivo • $10-20 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 5pm and 7pm martes, 5/24. COLORATIONS UCSB Ensemble for Contemporary Music concert • UCSB Dept. of Music • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall • Free$10 • https://tinyurl.com/yuwccj5e • 7:30pm Tu, 5/24. COLORACIONES Concierto del Conjunto de Música Contemporánea de UCSB • UCSB Dept. of Music • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall • Gratis-$10 • https://tinyurl.com/yuwccj5e • 7:30pm martes, 5/24.



UNITE IN SOLIDARITY WITH UKRAINE Fundraising wine reception & piano recital • United Women 4 Ukraine • University Club of SB • $350 • https://tinyurl.com/56cx7y46 • 2-5pm Tu, 5/24.

UNIDOS EN SOLIDARIDAD CON UCRANIA Recepción de vino para recaudar fondos y recital de piano • United Women 4 Ukraine • University Club of SB • https://tinyurl.com/56cx7y46 • $350 • 2-5pm martes, 5/24.

MESA REDONDA DE PROPIETARIOS DE NEGOCIOS DE LA CALLE STATE Proporciona información y discute los planes futuros del centro • SB South Chamber of Commerce • 740 State Street, 3rd Floor • Gratis, registrate: https://tinyurl. com/437tzyd8 • 3-4:30pm miércoles, 5/25. 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. 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 ENGLISH CONVERSATION Practice naturally • SB Public Library • Free • https://tinyurl.com/3frsvn7k • 4:30-5:30pm We, 5/25. CONVERSACIÓN VIRTUAL EN INGLÉS Practique naturalmente • Biblioteca pública de SB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/3frsvn7k • 4:305:30pm miércoles, 5/25.

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

JAMES EHNES Concierto de violín y piano • CAMA • Lobero Theatre • $38-48 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm martes, 5/24.

THE SUFFERS Concierto de soul, funk y R&B • SOhO • $15-18 • www.sohosb.com • 8:30pm martes, 5/24.

STATE ST BUSINESS OWNER ROUNDTABLE Provide input and discuss future downtown plans • SB South Chamber of Commerce • 740 State Street, 3rd Floor • Free, register: https://tinyurl.com/437tzyd8 • 3-4:30pm We, 5/25.

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

JAMES EHNES Violin & piano concert • CAMA • Lobero Theatre • $38-48 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm Tu, 5/24.

THE SUFFERS Soul, funk, and R&B concert • SOhO • $15-18 • www.sohosb.com • 8:30pm Tu, 5/24.

EL CATÁLOGO DE LA BIBLIOTECA Ayuda directa sobre el uso del nuevo catálogo • Central Library • Gratis • 2-3pm miércoles, 5/25.

Eco-friendly Land Management Noxious Weed Abatement Sustainable Agriculture Fire Mitigation Scott Rothdeutsch | Owner scott@sbgoats.com


WHAT’S BREWING WITH AUD? Conversation with industry professionals • Coastal Housing Coalition • Figueroa Mountain Brewing, 137 Anacapa St. • Free, RSVP to craig@coastalhousing.org • 5-7pm We, 5/25. ¿QUÉ SE ESTÁ GESTANDO CON AUD? Conversación con profesionales

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In Person & Online Activities for Everyone UCSB Ensemble for Contemporary Music Actividades en persona y en línea para todos Exploring time, transformation, and life through music, the UCSB Ensemble for

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An Evening of Exceptional Silliness

From Monty Python to A Fish Named Wanda, actor and screenwriter John Cleese will review his efforts to spark laughter wherever he goes in An Evening of Exceptional Silliness at the Granada Theatre at 7:30pm on Wednesday, May 25th. For tickets ($95-160) visit www.granadasb.org

Una noche de tonterías excepcionales Desde Monty Python hasta A Fish Named Wanda, el actor y guionista John Cleese repasará sus esfuerzos para provocar risas a donde vaya en Una noche de tonterías excepcionales en el Teatro Granada a las 7;30pm el miércoles, 25 de mayo. Para boletos ($95-160) visita www.granadasb.org

de la industria • Coastal Housing Coalition • Figueroa Mountain Brewing, 137 Anacapa St. • Gratis, reserva tu lugar: craig@ coastalhousing.org • 5-7pm miércoles, 5/25. HUMMINGBIRDS, SHOREBIRDS, AND WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY Virtual talk by photographer Jayden Washington Samuels • SB Audubon Society • Free • https://tinyurl.com/5ds3mzbe • 7:30pm We, 5/25. FOTOGRAFÍA DE COLIBRÍES, AVES PLAYERAS Y VIDA SILVESTRE Charla virtual de la fotógrafa Jayden Washington Samuels • SB Audubon Society • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/5ds3mzbe • 7:30pm miércoles, 5/25.


UCSB GOSPEL CHOIR Traditional & contemporary songs • UCSB Dept. of Music • Music Bowl, UCSB • Free • 12pm We, 5/25. CORO DE GOSPEL DE UCSB Canciones tradicionales y contemporáneas • UCSB Dept. of Music • Music Bowl, UCSB • Gratis • 12pm miércoles, 5/25.


COMMUNITY YOGA Guided all-level class • Upper Arts Terrace, Paseo Nuevo • Free, bring mat or towel • 5:30-6:30pm We, 5/25. YOGA COMUNITARIO Clase guiada de todos los niveles • Terraza Superior de las Artes, Paseo Nuevo • Gratis, trae colchoneta o toalla • 5:30-6:30pm miércoles, 5/25.


DINE OUT FOR SOLSTICE All sales support SB’s Summer Solstice Celebration • Pascucci, 509 State St. • 5-10pm We, 5/25.

SALIR A CENAR PARA SOLSTICE Todas las ventas apoyan la celebración del Summer Solstice de SB • Pascucci, 509 State St. • 5-10pm miércoles, 5/25. AN EVENING OF EXCEPTIONAL SILLINESS John Cleese reviews his silly life • Granada Theatre • $95-160 • www.granadasb.org • 7:30pm We, 5/25. UNA NOCHE DE TONTERÍAS EXCEPCIONALES John Cleese repasa su tonta vida • Granada Theatre • $95-160 • www.granadasb.org • 7:30pm miércoles, 5/25.

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BUSINESS 2 BUSINESS Network with local businesses • SB South Coast Chamber of Commerce • SB Zoo, Discovery Pavilion • $3040 • https://tinyurl.com/5n6zysnf • 9-10:30am Th, 5/26. NEGOCIOS A NEGOCIOS Conecta con empresas locales • SB South Coast Chamber of Commerce • SB Zoo, Discovery Pavilion • $3040 • https://tinyurl.com/5n6zysnf • 9-10:30am jueves, 5/26.

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. UNDERSTANDING MEDICARE Free virtual presentation • Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program • www.CentralCoastSeniors.org • 1pm Th, 5/26. ENTENDIENDO MEDICARE Presentación virtual gratuita • Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program • www.CentralCoastSeniors.org • 1pm jueves, 5/26. PROUD YOUTH GROUP Group for LGBTQ+ students • Pacific Pride Foundation • Free • Alternating in-person and online meetings • RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/hnkfvb9t • 4-5:30pm Th. GRUPO DE JÓVENES ORGULLOSOS Grupo para estudiantes LGBTQ + • Pacific Pride Foundation • Gratis • Reuniones alternas en persona y en línea • Reserva tu lugar: https://tinyurl.com/hnkfvb9t • 4-5:30pm jueves. THE LAST DAYS OF ROGER FEDERER Talk by author Geoff Dyer • SB Museum of Art Mary Craig Auditorium • $5-10 • https://tinyurl.com/4m66kz9m • 5:30pm Th, 5/26.


STRONGER TOGETHER Bipolar & depression support group • Mental Wellness Center, 617 Garden St. • Free, to join contact Elizabeth Imperato at wrapofsantabarbara@gmail.com • 6-7:30pm Th. MÁS FUERTES JUNTOS Grupo de apoyo bipolar y depresivo • Mental Wellness Center, 617 Garden St. • Gratis, para unirte contacta a Elizabeth Imperato en wrapofsantabarbara@gmail.com • 6-7:30pm jueves.

The Last Days of Rodger Federer

Considering the graceful strokes of tennis player Roger Federer to J.M.W. Turner’s magnificent brushstrokes with wit, charm, and intelligent insight, author Geoff Dyer will discuss his newest book, The Last Days of Roger Federer at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s Mary Craig Auditorium at 5:30pm on Thursday, May 26th. Focused on the impact foreseeable endings have on experiences, The Last Days of Roger Federer examines how to continue living with beauty and art. Joined in conversation by author and UCSB Asian American Studies professor Sameer Pandya, Dyer will discuss the achievements of writers, athletes, musicians, and painters he admires as he reaches “late middle age.” A book signing will follow. For tickets ($5-10) visit https://tickets.sbma.net

Los últimos días de Roger Federer


Author Geoff Dyer

Teniendo en cuenta los elegantes golpes del tenista Roger Federer a las magníficas pinceladas con ingenio de J.M.W. Turner, encanto y perspicacia inteligente, el autor Geoff Dyer hablará sobre su libro más reciente, The Last Days of Roger Federer (Los últimos días de Roger Federer) en el Auditorio Mary Craig del Museo de Arte de Santa Bárbara a las 5:30pm el jueves, 26 de mayo.

SBJHS SPRING CONCERT Jazz, concert, mariachi, & choir • SB Junior High School Music Dept. • Marjorie Luke Theatre • Free • 7pm Th, 5/26.

Centrado en el impacto que tienen los finales previsibles en las experiencias, The Last Days of Roger Federer examina cómo seguir viviendo con la belleza y el arte. Acompañado en la conversación por el autor y profesor de estudios asiático-americanos de UCSB, Sameer Pandya, Dyer hablará sobre los logros de escritores, atletas, músicos y pintores que admira a medida que alcanza la “mediana edad.”

CONCIERTO DE PRIMAVERA DE SBJHS Jazz, concierto, mariachi y coro • SB Junior High School Music Dept. • Marjorie Luke Theatre • Gratis • 7pm jueves, 5/26.

Una firma de libros seguirá. Para boletos ($5-10) visita https://tickets.sbma.net


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


KNIT ‘N’ NEEDLE Knit, embroider, or crochet in a group • Montecito Library, community hall • Free • 2-3:30pm Th, 5/26. TEJER Y AGUJA Tejer, bordar o crochet en grupo • Montecito Library, Ayuntamiento • Gratis • 2-3:30pm jueves, 5/26. 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 • Biblioteca del lado este • Gratis • 3-4pm jueves.

Friday • viernes 5.27.22 MUSIC | MÚSICA

RAINBOW KITTEN SURPRISE Rock concert • SB Bowl • $36-72 • www.sbbowl.com • 7pm Fr, 5/27. RAINBOW KITTEN SURPRISE Concierto de rock • SB Bowl • $36-72 • www.sbbowl.com • 7pm viernes, 5/27.


ALMOST SUMMER SUNDAYS PLUS! Talk with author Karina Evans, Grow Up Tahlia Wilkens! • Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. • Free • 2pm Su, 5/29.

Saturday • sábado DANCE | BAILE

ALICE IN WONDERLAND Performed by Inspire Dance SB • Center Stage Theater • $16-20 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 1pm & 4:30pm Sa, 5/28 & 6/4. ALICIA EN EL PAÍS DE LAS MARAVILLAS Interpretado por Inspire Dance SB • Center Stage Theater • $16-20 • www. centerstagetheater.org • 1pm and 4:30pm sábado, 5/28 and 6/4. SHEN YUN Chinese dance & music • Granada Theatre • $86-171 • www.granadasb.org • 2pm & 7:30pm Sa, 5/28; 2pm 5/29. SHEN YUN música y danza china • Granada Theatre • $86-171 • www.granadasb.org • 2pm and 7:30pm sábado, 5/28; 2pm 5/29.


SACRED LOVE Choral masterpieces by Quire of Voyces • St. Anthony’s Chapel, Garden Street Academy • $25-30 • Tickets at door or at Chaucer’s Books until 12pm on 5/27 • 3pm Sa, 5/28 & 5/29.

LOS ÚLTIMOS DÍAS DE ROGER FEDERER Charla con el autor Geoff Dyer • SB Museum of Art Mary Craig Auditorium • $5-10 • https://tinyurl.com/4m66kz9m • 5:30pm jueves, 5/26.

¡CASI DOMINGOS DE VERANO PLUS! Charla con la autora Karina Evans, Grow Up Tahlia Wilkens! • Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. • Gratis • 2pm domingo, 5/29.

CHAUCER’S VIRTUAL AUTHOR TALK With professor John Mack Faragher, California: An American History • Chaucer’s Books • Free • https://tinyurl.com/4ea5mke2 • 6pm Th, 5/26.

Upcoming: A Memorial Day Tribute

CHARLA VIRTUAL CON EL AUTOR Con el profesor John Mack Faragher, California: An American History • Chaucer’s Books • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/4ea5mke2 • 6pm jueves, 5/26.


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AMOR SAGRADO Obras maestras corales de Quire of Voyces • St. Anthony’s Chapel, Garden Street Academy • $25-30 • Entradas en la puerta o en Chaucer’s Books hasta las 12pm en 5/27 • 3pm sábado, 5/28 y 5/29.


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 • Gratis • www.thecommunityhotrodproject.com • 8-10am segundo y cuarto sábado. I MADONNARI Street painting festival with music & food • Children’s Creative Project • Old Mission Santa Barbara • Free entry • 10am-6pm Sa, 5/28-5/30. I MADONNARI Festival de pintura callejera con música y comida • Children’s Creative Project • Old Mission Santa Barbara • Entrada gratuita • 10am-6pm sábado, 5/28-5/30.

Honor fallen veterans’ sacrifice this Memorial Day when the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation hosts a free tribute ceremony at 11am on Monday, May 30th at the Santa Barbara Cemetery. Learn more at www.pcvf.org

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

Próximamente: Un tributo al Día de los Caídos Honra el sacrificio de los veteranos caídos este Día de los Caídos cuando la Fundación de Veteranos Pierre Claeyssens organice una ceremonia de tributo gratuita a las 11am del lunes, 30 de mayo en el cementerio de Santa Bárbara. Para más información visita www.pcvf.org


Local News for a Global Village | www.VoiceSB.com A MEDUSA THREAD Drama about healing • UCSB Performing Arts Theater • $13-19 • https://tinyurl.com/p3kue98j • 7pm Fr, 5/21-22, & 5/23-25; 1pm Sa, 5/21.


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.

A Medusa Thread

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When Essence Worthy dies in a car accident, the last thing she expects is to receive an afterlife hairstyle from the Gorgon Medusa. Merging mythology and messages of healing from sexual assault, UCSB’s Launch Pad will present A Medusa Thread at the UCSB Performing Arts Theater at 7pm on May 20th-21st, and 23rd-25th, and at 1pm on May 21st. For tickets ($13-19) visit www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu

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

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PARTICLE COLLIDER 2022 Creative performances by UCSB students • Studio Theater, UCSB • https://tinyurl.com/rwced5s7 • Free • 4:30pm Fr, 5/27. COLISIONADOR DE PARTÍCULAS 2022 Presentaciones creativas de estudiantes de UCSB • Studio Theater, UCSB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/rwced5s7 • 4:30pm viernes, 5/27.

A Medusa Thread Cuando Essence Worthy muere en un accidente automovilístico, lo último que espera es recibir un peinado del más allá de Gorgon Medusa. Fusionando la mitología y los mensajes de sanación de la agresión sexual, la plataforma de lanzamiento de UCSB presentará A Medusa Thread en el Performing Arts Theater de UCSB a las 7pm del 20 al 21 de mayo y del 23 al 25 de mayo, y a la 1pm. Para boletos ($13-19) visita www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu


NEW! Santa Barbara Upper State Goleta Calle Real Goleta Hollister Village

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It’s Your Library • Es Tu Biblioteca STAY & PLAY • Share stories with your kids • Free Oak Park • 10am-12pm Fr, 5/20. Eastside Library • 8:30-10am Tu, 5/24. Montecito Library • 9-10:30am Tu, 5/24. Harding School • 8:45-9:45am Th, 5/26. Carpinteria Children’s Project • 10:30am-12pm Th, 5/26. Shoreline Park • 10am-12pm Fr, 5/27. QUÉDATE Y JUEGA • Comparte historias con tus hijos • Gratis Oak Park • 10am-12pm viernes, 5/20. Eastside Library • 8:30-10am martes, 5/24. Montecito Library • 9-10:30am martes, 5/24. Harding University Partnership School • 8:459:45am jueves, 5/26. Carpinteria Children’s Project • 10:30am-12pm jueves, 5/26. Shoreline Park • 10am-12pm viernes, 5/27. MUSIC & MOVEMENT • For ages 2-5 • Free • Central Library, Faulkner Gallery • 10:30-11am Tu, 5/24. MÚSICA Y MOVIMIENTO • Para niños de 2 a 5 años • Gratis • Central Library, Faulkner Gallery • 10:30-11am martes, 5/24. WIGGLY STORYTIME • For toddlers 14 months - 3 years • Free • Alameda Park • 10:15-10:45am We, 5/25. HORA DE CUENTOS WIGGLY • Para niños pequeños de 14 meses a 3 años • Gratis • Alameda Park • 10:15-10:45am miércoles, 5/25. BABY AND ME • For babies 0-14 months • Free Alameda Park • 11-11:30am We, 5/25. Eastside Library • Bilingual • 11-11:30am Th, 5/26.

EL BEBÉ Y YO • Para bebés de 0 a 14 meses • Gratis Alameda Park • 11-11:30am miércoles, 5/25. Eastside Library • Bilingüe • 11-11:30am jueves, 5/26. LIBRARY ON THE GO • Visit the library’s van • Free Oak Park • 10am-12pm Fr, 5/20. Ortega Park, by basketball court • 2:45-4:45pm Mo, 5/23. Harding School • 12:30-2pm We, 5/25. Shoreline Park • 10:15am-12:15pm Th, 5/26. Shoreline Park • 10am-12pm Fr, 5/27. BIBLIOTECA SOBRE LA MARCHA • Visita la camioneta de la biblioteca • Gratis Oak Park • 10am-12pm viernes, 5/20. Ortega Park, por la cancha de baloncesto • 2:454:45pm lunes, 5/23. Harding School • 12:30-2pm miércoles, 5/25. Shoreline Park • 10:15am-12:15pm jueves, 5/26. Shoreline Park • 10am-12pm viernes, 5/27. STORYWALK • Outdoor story & activities • Free Oak Park • 10am-12pm Fr, 5/20. Carpinteria Children’s Project • 10:30am-12pm jueves, 5/26. CAMINATA DE CUENTOS • Historia y actividades al aire libre • Gratis Oak Park • 10am-12pm viernes, 5/20. Carpinteria Children’s Project • 10:30am-12pm jueves, 5/26. LIBRARY LAB • STEAM activities for kids • Central Library • Free • 11am-12pm, Sa in May LABORATORIO DE BIBLIOTECA • Actividades STEAM para niños • Biblioteca Central • Gratis • 11am-12pm, sábados en mayo

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UKRAINE A Garden Gathering Fundraiser: Partnering with Direct Relief to provide urgently needed aid to Ukraine University Club 1332 Santa Barbara St. May 24 | 2 pm - 5 pm Program and Ukrainian Piano Recital | 3:30 pm

Tickets: $350/person RSVP is required as space is limited. To RSVP or DONATE any amount, visit:



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


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$2 10am: Tickets! Fiesta 5: Tuesday & Wednesday Camino Real: Thursday *Kids Series Only This Summer! June 7 - August 11 *


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Schedule subject to change. Please visit metrotheatres.com for theater updates. Thank you. Features and Showtimes for May 20-26, 2022 * = Subject to Restrictions on “SILVER MVP PASSES; and No Passes”

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Downton Abbey: A New Era* (PG): Fri, Mon-Wed: 2:30, 3:55, 5:20, 6:45, 8:15. Sat/Sun: 11:40, 1:05, 2:30, 3:55, 5:20, 6:45, 8:15. Thur: 2:30, 3:55, 5:20, 8:15. The Bad Guys (PG): Fri, Mon-Wed: 2:40, 5:05, 7:30.Sat/Sun: 12:15, 2:40, 5:05, 7:30. Thur: 2:40, 7:30. Bob’s Burgers* (PG13): Thur: 5:05, 7:45.


Men (R): Fri: 2:30, 4:55, 7:20, 9:45. Sat/Sun: 12:05, 2:30, 4:55, 7:20, 9:45. Mon-Wed: 2:30, 4:55, 7:20. Thur: 2:30, 4:55, 7:20, 9:45. Firestarter (R): Fri: 2:10, 4:40, 10:00. Sat/Sun: 11:45, 2:10, 4:40, 10:00. Mon: 2:10, 4:50. Thur: 2:10. Doctor Strange 2 (PG13): Fri: 1:30, 2:20, 3:20, 4:20, 5:10, 6:15, 7:10, 8:00, 9:05, 10:05. Sat/Sun: 11:30, 12:35, 1:30, 2:20, 3:20, 4:20, 5:10, 6:15, 7:10, 8:00, 9:05, 10:05. Mon-Wed:1:30, 2:20, 3:20, 4:20, 5:10, 6:15, 7:10, 8:00. Thur: 2:20, 5:10, 8:00. Everything Everywhere All at Once (R): Fri: 3:40, 6:45, 9:55. Sat/Sun: 12:25, 3:40, 6:45, 9:55. Mon-Wed: 1:55, 5:00, 8:15. Thur: 1:55. The Northman (R): Fri-Wed: 7:00. Top Gun: Maverick* (PG13): Thur: 3:15, 4:00, 4:45, 5:30, 6:15, 7:00, 7:45, 8:30, 9:15, 10:00, 10:45.

HITCHCOCK Downton Abbey A New Era*: (PG): Fri Mon-Thur: 4:30, 7:05. Sat/Sun: 1:55, 4:30, 7:05. The Duke (R): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:45, 7:20. Sat/Sun: 2:10, 4:45, 7:20.


Men (R): Fri/Sat: 2:20, 4:45, 7:10, 9:35. Sun: 2:20, 4:45, 7:10. Mon-Thur: 3:20, 5:50, 8:15. Doctor Strange 2 (PG13): Fri/Sat: 1:00, 2:45, 3:45, 5:40, 6:45, 8:30, 9:45. Sun: 12:20, 2:45, 5:40, 8:30. Mon: 2:45, 3:45, 5:40, 8:30. Tue: 2:45, 3:45, 5:40, 6:45, 8:30. Wed: 2:45, 3:45, 5:40, 8:30. Thur: 2:45, 5:40, 8:30. The Northman (R): Fri-Wed: 2:00, 5:00, 8:00. Thur: 2:00. MET Opera: Lucia Di Lammermoor* (PG): Sat: 9:55. Star Trek* (PG): Sun: 3:00, 7:00. Mon, Wed: 7:00. Top Gun: Maverick* (PG13): Thur: 3:15, 5:30, 6:30, 8:45, 9:45, 10:45.


Firestarter (R): Fri, Mon-Wed: 5:40, 8:00. Sat/Sun: 3:20, 5:40, 8:00. Thur: 8:00. Family Camp (PG): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:05. Sat: 2:20. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (PG): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:45, 7:30. Sat/Sun: 1:55, 4:45, 7:30. The Bad Guys (PG): Fri, Mon-Wed: 4:30, 7:00. Sat/Sun: 2:05, 4:30, 7:00. Thur: 4:30. Lost City (PG13): Fri, Mon-Thur: 7:40. Sat/Sun: 4:55, 7:40. Massive Talent (R): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:20, 7:50. Sat/Sun: 2:45, 5:20, 7:50. Bob’s Burgers* (PG13): Thur: 5:30, 8:15.


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Downton Abbey A New Era* (PG): Fri, Mon-Thur: 1:40, 3;05, 4:30, 5:55, 7:30, 8:45. Sat/Sun: 12:15, 1:40, 3;05, 4:30, 5:55, 7:30, 8:45. Everything Everywhere All at Once (R): Fri-Thur: 1:55, 5:00, 8:05. Fantastic Beast: The Secret of Dumbledore (PG13): Fri-Thur: 1:30, 4:40, 7:45.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (PG13): Fri, Mon-Wed: 4:45, 7:45. Sun: 1:45, 4:45, 7:45. Top Gun: Maverick* (PG13): Thur: 4:30, 7:45.



Bon appétit! Celebrate the life and recipes of Julia Child when Santa Barbara Culinary Experience hosts a screening of Julia at 7pm on Saturday, May 21st at Garvin Theatre. The first feature-length documentary about the cherished chef, its Oscar-nominated directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen will discuss the making of the film with audiences in a post-screening Q&A. For tickets ($20) visit:

With directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen • SB Culinary Experience • Garvin Theatre, 721 Cliff Dr. • $20 • https://tinyurl.com/2h33u2y6 • 7pm Fr, 5/20.

https://tinyurl.com/2h33u2y6 This screening arrives as part of SB Culinary Experience’s ongoing Taste of Santa Barbara countywide celebration, held in partnership with the Julia Child Foundation. Continuing through Sunday, May 22nd, the programming includes cooking classes, tastings, and talks. Upcoming signature events include Rebuilding Our Food System, a panel discussion with local and national leaders from 3-5pm on Saturday, May 21st at Garvin Theatre, and Taste of Santa Barbara Wines, a tasting event at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara from 1-4pm on Sunday, May 22nd. www.sbce.events


¡Buen provecho! Celebra la vida y las recetas de Julia Child cuando la Experiencia Culinaria de Santa Bárbara presente una proyección de Julia a las 7pm el sábado, 21 de mayo en el Teatro Garvin. El primer largometraje documental sobre la querida chef, sus directoras nominadas al Oscar, Betsy West y Julie Cohen, hablarán sobre la realización de la película con el público en una sesión de preguntas y respuestas posterior a la proyección. Para boletos ($20) visita https://tinyurl. com/2h33u2y6 Esta proyección llega como parte de la celebración en todo el condado Taste of Santa Barbara de SB Culinary Experience, que se llevará a cabo en asociación con la Fundación Julia Child. Hasta el domingo, 22 de mayo, la programación incluye clases de cocina, degustaciones y charlas. Los próximos eventos exclusivos incluyen Rebuilding Our Food System (Reconstruyendo nuestro sistema alimentario), un panel de discusión con líderes locales y nacionales de 3 a 5pm el sábado, 21 de mayo en el Teatro Garvin, y Taste of Santa Barbara Wines, un evento de degustación en El Presidio de Santa Bárbara de 1 a 4pm el domingo, 22 de mayo.

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

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HE ST. LOUIS FEDERAL RESERVE GRAPH OF APRIL RETAIL SALES tells us more than a thousand words that there is no imminent recession. Maybe not even next year, because consumers continue to shop, with auto sales up 2.2 percent, restaurants and bar sales up two percent. Gas station sales were down -2.7 percent because gas prices eased during a war that is about energy supplies. Consumers are shopping as if there is no war or another COVID scare.

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Booming Retail Sales Belie Recession Worries


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The gray bar in the graph is the very short March-April 2020 recession. Consumers have ignored the pundits and doom-sayers since then, and the inflation hawks that said consumers wouldn’t continue to boost economic growth, which now looks to be on the upswing after the Q1 plunge in Gross Domestic Product. Sales at U.S. retailers rose a huge 0.9 percent in April. And the increase in sales in March, was raised to 1.4 percent from an original 0.7 percent, the government reported Tuesday. What does the surge in auto sales and leisure activities tell us? There’s a lot of pent up demand with Americans that don’t want to stay at home any longer with jobs plentiful and salaries surging. Why should they? Consumers also seem to be ignoring their own consumer confidence surveys, which say they are pessimistic about the future. Both the Conference Board and University of Michigan indexes have been trending downward, of late, because of the fears of rising inflation. “Consumer sentiment declined by 9.4 percent from April, reversing gains realized that month,” said Richard Curtin, the U. of Michigan director. “These declines were broad based – for current economic conditions as well as consumer Computer Oriented RE Technology

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The Conference Board’s was more in line with actual behaviors. “Consumer confidence fell slightly in April, after a modest increase in March,” said Lynn Franco, Senior Director of Economic Indicators at The Conference Board. “The Present Situation Index declined, but remains quite high, suggesting the economy continued to expand in early Q2. Expectations, while still weak, did not deteriorate further amid high prices, especially at the gas pump, and the war in Ukraine.” But both surveys don’t seem to reflect the ebullient behavior of actual consumers. So once again, we have to take any survey with that grain or two of salt by looking at actual behavior.

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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 there is 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 sign of slowing. Recessions take a long time to happen, so we need to read what consumers do, if we want to know more, rather than what they say. Harlan Green © 2022 Follow Harlan Green on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarlanGreen Harlan Green has been the 16-year Editor-Publisher of PopularEconomics.com, a weekly syndicated financial wire service. He writes a Popular Economics Weekly Blog. He is an economic forecaster and teacher of real estate finance with 30-years experience as a banker and mortgage broker. To reach Harlan call (805)452-7696 or email editor@populareconomics.com.

That hasn’t changed, but with summer and vacation travel looming, it doesn’t look like consumers are bothered by rising



So why are consumers misbehaving, ignoring their own sentiment surveys? The most obvious answer is we are at full employment and salaries are rising.

We are at a classic top of the business cycle when the demand for products and services is sky high and all the factors that restrict supply are causing red hot inflation numbers.



prices. That could change, of course, as the Fed begins to raise interest rates further.

expectations, and visible across income, age, education, geography, and political affiliation – continuing the general downward trend in sentiment over the past year.”


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OLLOWING A TWO-YEAR HIATUS ENFORCED BY THE PANDEMIC, Dream Foundation hosted its 11th Annual Flower Empower Luncheon on May 12th in the courtyard of the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. The event raised vital funds for the program and honored the devoted donors, volunteers, and flower professionals that support the program, which delivers bouquets, cookies, chocolates, and cards to people in cancer centers, hosices, and their homes every week. Honorees included Volunteers of the Year - Jill Rode and Barbara Schoch, Youth Volunteer of the Year - National Charity League Class of 2023, Grower of the Year Karen Graf and John & Vera Welty of Hilltop Farms Inc., and 2021 Program Sponsors - Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation, Colleen Barnett-Taylor & Michael Taylor, Kate & Arthur Coppola, Robin & Roger Himovitz, and Kenny & Elizabeth Slaught. KEYT’s former chief meteorologist and longtime program supporter, Alan Rose, and one of the program’s youngest volunteers and supporters, Brooks Firestone, welcomed guests into the magnificent garden of the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. Both Rose and Firestone served as emcees. A silent auction which included Bliss, an original piece by artist Laina Miller, Santa Barbara Film Festival VIP tickets, and a plethora of other delights, a wine pull, bouquet making station, and an opportunity drawing that included an El Capitan Canyon getaway, a beautiful necklace by Waxing Poetic, and an exquisite Westerlay Orchid display kept the attendees engaged until Seasons Catering presented a whimsical spring luncheon. Honorees were presented with a stunning engraved vase filled with flowers by Flower Empower Program Coordinator, Valerie Banks.

Jennifer Darling and 2021 Program Sponsor Colleen Barnett-Taylor

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Dream Foundation’s Annual Flower Empower Luncheon Raises Over $140,000

Flower Empower Luncheon Speaker Kira Duffy addressing the crowd

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Riviera Ridge School’s “Home on the Ridge” Auction Gala Celebrates Community

“This year has been so special in that we’ve been able to invite our families back on campus to see all of the wonderful learning that’s occurring for our students,” said Head of School Chris Broderick. “Our auction gala was the perfect opportunity to mark all of the success and growth of our school together, in person. What better place to do that than on our picturesque campus?” The fundraising event was held on Saturday, April 23rd and featured a live auction, videos of students and teachers

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HE RIVIERA RIDGE SCHOOL CELEBRATED THEIR FIRST IN-PERSON ANNUAL AUCTION GALA SINCE 2019, with this year’s theme “Home on The Ridge.” Faculty, staff, and families enjoyed an evening at the beautiful Riviera Ridge campus for a Western-themed event focused on building community and supporting the school.

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and former Executive Director, Kathy Koury, who produced the first I Madonnari festival and guided CCP for 44 years before retiring in 2021. Community members interested in supporting I Madonnari as an artist or a volunteer can continue to sign up online through the end of next week. Festival organizers will assess sign-ups on a case-by-case basis depending on participation levels. To sign up as a volunteer, visit https://ccp.sbceo.org/imadonnari/be-a-volunteer To sign up as an artist, visit https://ccp.sbceo.org/imadonnari/be-an-artist To register for The Art of Mass Gatherings, visit https://tinyurl. com/2bpf86v7 To learn more about the Children’s Creative Project & I Madonnari visit www.ccp.sbceo.org/i-madonnari/welcome

Kai Tepper Takes the Reins at Children’s Creative Project


By Daisy Scott / VOICE

VER SINCE WATCHING BOXTALES AT ONE OF HER FIRST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES — a program sponsored by the Children’s Creative Project — Kai Tepper has dedicated her life to supporting the Santa Barbara arts community. A true born and raised local, she has approached all of her professional and volunteer roles from a place of personal experience and passion, speaking up for the positive role art plays within our community. Now, as the Children Creative Project’s new Executive Director, Tepper will continue ensuring that as many students as possible have access to quality and more diverse arts education, from I Madonnari and beyond. “Going through public elementary schools, I benefited firsthand from a lot of [CCP’s] artists in residencies and workshops,” said Tepper. “It feels really great to be able to come full circle and now be in this position to evolve our programs Kai Tepper and to see how we can continue to make them more culturally relevant and create a larger impact for generations to come.” Tepper continued her art education at Santa Barbara High School’s Visual Arts & Design Academy, later assuming a local leadership role as the Executive Director for The Arts Fund. Prior to accepting her role at CCP, she served as the Santa Barbara Bowl’s Outreach Program Manager for seven years. Today, Tepper sits on the city’s Arts Advisory Committee in addition to her new role. She also serves on the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation’s board, where she also acts as co-chair of the nonprofit’s Asian American History Affinity Group. As CCP Executive Director, Tepper appreciates the opportunity to promote more equitable access to arts education across Santa Barbara County. She hopes to provide more sequential art experiences so students can continue building their creative skills through

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element will take its place on the schedule of this year’s festival with a one-day symposium titled The Art of Mass Gatherings from 12:30pm to 5:30pm on Saturday, May 28th. Hosted in partnership with the national arts collaboration of the same name, The Art of Mass Gatherings utilizes festival settings to bring together event producers, emergency professionals, and artists to discuss how to make gatherings more sustainable, accessible, and safe. The symposium is free for the first 50 participants and will include an eco-friendly art workshop, a conversation about the role of events and art amidst climate change, an accessibility site walk, and more. As I Madonnari draws to a close on Monday, a final ceremony will be held on the Mission steps at noon to celebrate Wagner’s completed featured work. The ceremony will also honor CCP’s founder

A birds-eye view of Old Mission Santa Barbara

high school, and aims to explore ways to better highlight diversity and inclusivity through the arts. “I really believe that arts can be used as a tool for positive social change,” shared Tepper. “It’s a way to build community and to really highlight the diversity and celebrate the multicultural backgrounds that Santa Barbara really does have to offer.” This mission of promoting diversity through the arts is especially meaningful and exciting for Tepper given her personal experiences attending Santa Barbara schools. “Being mixed race myself, often I felt like my community wasn’t always represented in the classroom,” she explained. As a longtime I Madonnari festival attendee and its new leader, Tepper values the celebration’s intergenerational appeal, and how it engages community members of all ages and backgrounds — from students and families to professional artists. “Another element that I personally have always really loved about I Madonnari is the impermanence of the artwork,” added Tepper. “It is so much about the process, and I think that it’s so much about celebrating joy in the present, but then still being able to appreciate the beauty as it starts to fade.” Tepper plans to dedicate the 2022 I Madonnari festival to CCP’s founder and former Executive Director, Kathy Koury. “She had such a vision, and to see that vision through and also prepare it to take on its next chapter is really remarkable,” said Tepper.

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Tree-of-the-Month, May 2022:

Jacaranda Jacaranda mimosifolia


By David Gress / Special to VOICE

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AST WINTER’S LATE RAINS AND WARMERTHAN-USUAL TEMPERATURES have resulted in the most magnificent display of Jacaranda seen in Santa Barbara for many years – and the fabulous display of vivid, lavender-blue, blooms has occurred much earlier this spring. Some trees display blooms all across their canopies Jacaranda Tree but have no leaves at all, which makes a spectacular show. Others bear both flowers and light-green, lacy, foliage – a combination that is delightful, whether seen from up close or from afar. Because it seems to be in exquisite bloom everywhere you look, it is not surprising that Jacaranda is one of the two “Official City Trees” of Santa Barbara (the other is the native Coast Live Oak). Jacaranda has been widely planted in Santa Barbara since its introduction here in the late 1800’s and – because of its remarkable beauty – more have been planted as street trees in the City than any other tree species. Jacaranda is so well adapted to Santa Barbara that one might think it is native to California, but it was imported from South America (Argentina and Bolivia). People have been so delighted by this lovely tree that it has been planted in practically every city Jacaranda Seed Pods in the world which has a Mediterranean climate, like ours, or in any other area that is almost frost-free. The Jacaranda is in the Bignoniaceae, or “Trumpet Flower,” plant family. Its botanical name is Jacaranda mimosifolia. The genus name, Jacaranda, comes from the language of the indigenous people of its native region, and translates as “fragrant.” The species name, mimosifolia, means it has leaves look like those of the Mimosa tree (Albizia julibrissin). It is sometimes commonly known as the “Blue Trumpet Tree” or “Blue Jacaranda,” but most in Santa Barbara just call it “Jacaranda.” Jacaranda mimosifolia cross pollinates with a related species, Jacaranda acutifolia, and many trees in Santa Barbara appear to be such hybrids, as they have several of the characteristics of this latter species, including a deeper blue bloom color. There is also a white-flowering cultivar, Jacaranda mimosifolia ‘Alba’, that is available in the nursery trade; unfortunately, it is much less vigorous than the true form, perhaps due to the manual grafting necessary to ensure that only white flowers appear. Jacaranda is a semi-evergreen deciduous tree that carries a rounded crown of dense foliage.

Jacaranda Flowers

In our area, its mature height can be 30 to 45 feet tall with a spread of over 25 feet but, in ideal conditions, it can grow larger; however, it can be easily maintained as a medium-sized tree. Tidy in growth habit, it requires little in the way of pruning, other than removing any dead branches and the occasional vigorous sprout. It can be trained as a low-branched, multiple-trunked, or single-trunked tree. The Jacaranda blooms over a long period (one to two months, usually May to June), which adds to its appeal. Its lavender-blue flowers occur in thick clusters, or panicles, at the ends of branches. Blooms are 1-1/2 inches long and trumpet shaped. A tree grown from seed can take as long as five to seven years after planting out before its first bloom occurs – and so requires patience – which will be well rewarded. Spent petals fall in great profusion beneath each tree, resulting in an amazing lavender-blue carpet; some folks see this as a lovely bonus, others as a mess! After pollination, the flowers are followed by flat, round, woody, wavy-edged, seed capsules (up to two inches across) that dangle like castanets from the branches. The pods start green in color and turn to brown when mature, producing flat-winged seeds. Trees are easily propagated from seed. The pods are frequently used in dried flower arrangements and in floral decorations. The Jacaranda’s other outstanding ornamental feature is its delicate fern-like foliage. Its bright green leaves are up to 20 inches in length. They are bipinnately compound, meaning twice-divided. Each mature leaf can have over 1,000 small (¼ inch long) leaflets! Its light gray to beige bark is smooth when young, becoming checked in small rectangular flakes with age. The light bark color makes a striking contrast with the colorful flowers and with the lush green foliage. Jacaranda grows best in full sun and in a well-drained loam soil, though it can tolerate poor soils. Once established, it is very drought-tolerant and is cold-hardy to 20 degrees without serious damage. It has few insect or disease problems – but can be plagued with aphids, which can delay and reduce flowering, especially in years with unusually heavy fog. Jacaranda is admirably adapted for use as a street tree or park tree, for commercial landscapes, and for most home gardens. It is definitely a signature tree in Santa Barbara’s urban forest. It will certainly continue to be planted here, ensuring its place in our community for future generations to enjoy. Jacaranda can be found all over town – particularly mature street tree specimens can be seen on Carrillo Street (between Santa Barbara Street and Olive Street), on Mission Street (West of Highway 101), on Montecito Street (between Olive Street and Soledad Street), and on Chuparosa Road. Tree-of-the-Month articles are sponsored by Santa Barbara Beautiful, whose mission includes increasing public awareness and appreciation of Santa Barbara’s many outstanding trees and, in a long-time partnership with the City Parks & Recreation Department, the funding and planting of trees along the City’s streets. Those who wish to honor a special someone can do so with an attractive commemorative marker that will be installed at the base of an existing street tree in the City of Santa Barbara. Because Santa Barbara Beautiful has participated in the planting to date of over 13,000 street trees, there are plenty of trees from which to choose! Application forms are available at www.sbbeautiful.org

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By Kerry Methner, PhD / VOICE

NTIMATE MOMENTS QUIETLY BLAZE ACROSS THE CANVAS when Derek Harrison and Hsin-Yao Tseng approach their subjects. Both men look to the world around them and the individuals who populate it for their inspiration. Waterhouse Gallery will host an exhibition of their work - both figurative and landscape - in their La Arcada gallery space with an artists’ opening this Saturday, May 21st, from four to six. Tseng hails from the Bay area and Harrison has enjoyed a home in Santa Barbara for the last ten years. Listen to the Sea by Hsin-Yao Tseng

When Tseng first exhibited at Waterhouse, some eleven years ago, reviewers commented about the dialogue between the East and the West they saw influencing the young Taiwanese artist’s subjects and style. Looking at the exhibition to be presented in conjunction with Harrison in 2022, it seems the focus of both men has converged on the dialogue between the people and the landscape that embraces them... or, if there are no figures, their canvases become invitations to be swept into relationship and dialogue with the landscape itself. Harrison describes his work as “a reflection of my love for Santa Barbara and the people I have met in this amazing place. These works are a true expression of where I am at as an artist today. A combination of years of study and the ten years I have spent living in Santa Barbara. I have experienced many of the ups and downs that life has to offer in this place. I aim to tell these stories in each painting. Stories and emotions that we can all relate to. Ultimately, the positive and uplifting side wins out for me. There is such beauty in the world and I aim to express it.”

Golden Roses by Hsin-Yao Tseng

Evening Lights of Santa Barbara by Derek Harrison

For Tseng, the pandemic has influenced his direction. “I’ve been painting more surrounding nature, flowers, and children lately. In fact, since the pandemic started and COVID hit in 2020, we have been staying at home most of the time, and we picked up a habit of growing and buying plants and flowers every once in a while. We also like to go out to some parks or botanic gardens just to be away from the city life and all the work. Lately, I’ve been inspired by Spanish artist Joaquín Sorolla and French painter Monet. I’ve always loved their use of color and capturing light and natural forms. I feel like painting and watching flower plants and children makes me calm and peaceful, especially during this unexpected period around the world. Watching them grow is a joy. I wanted to change my perspective and paint some beautiful, bright, and vivid flowers, let the positive hopeful energy cheer people up.” Emotion-evoking work such as presented here, raises the question, where does the passion come from? Tseng related that he has a growing connection to painting plants and flowers. He explained, “I still paint cityscapes and figures from time to time. But right now, I am fascinated

Evening Red by Derek Harrison

by painting florals. [It’s] exciting trying to explore different lighting and textures in my new subjects.” Passion and painting for Harrison go hand-in-hand. “Painting is what I am most passionate about in life,” he related. “I am always excited to delve deeper into each subject I paint. This exploration is exciting every time. It doesn’t always come together as planned, but the journey is always worthwhile. The process of creating is one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever encountered. I want to share this with people in hopes they find this same inspiration.” Both artists recognize the power of art to impact viewers. Tseng related, “[I] hope these new works in the show will bring the viewers a bit of a warm, hopeful, bright, and joyful feeling.” Harrison echoed the sentiment with “After a long hiatus from in person exhibits I am beyond excited to show these 23 new paintings! Viewing works of art in person is vital to the experience. Looking at a painting on a screen will never deliver the emotional impact that seeing the work in person does. Each brushstroke is poetic and can only truly be appreciated when seen in person. I am excited for everyone to experience this with a friendly reminder that we live in an amazing and beautiful place surrounded by interesting and inspiring individuals.” If these images and words from the artists pique your interest, meet Harrison and Tseng at Saturday’s gathering.

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ARCHITECTURAL FDN GALLERY: A•BOD•E: Cara Lasell Bonewitz ~ June 25 • 229 E Victoria • 805-9656307 • www.afsb.org ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM: MFA Thesis Exhibition UC Santa Barbara 2022 ~ May 29 • WeSun 12-5 • 805-893-2951 • www.museum.ucsb.edu

CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY: 1st fl, 105 E. Anacapa St • 805-568-3994 CLAY STUDIO GALLERY: Sculpting a Legacy ~ June 1 • 9-5pm, Mon-Fri; By Appt • 1351 Holiday Hill Rd. • 805565-CLAY • www.claystudiosb.org

CYPRESS GALLERY: Pigments of My Imagination...Revisited; Acrylics by Chris Jezeck ~ May 29 • 119 E Cypress Av, Lompoc • Sat & Sun 1-4 • 805-737-1129 • www.lompocart.org

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10 WEST GALLERY: Summer’s Muse ~ July 11 • 10 W Anapamu • Thu-Sun 11-5 • 805-770-7711 • www.10westgallery.com

CASA DOLORES: Cinco De Mayo “Battle Of Puebla” ~ May 27; Divine Pitchers / Jarras Divinas ~ June 30, Bandera Ware and traditional outfits, Huichol, Tehuana dress, China Poblana skirt • 1023 Bath St • www.casadolores.org

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ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY: www.exploreecology.org/art-from-scrap THE ARTS FUND: Eclectic Expressions: 29 BIPOC and LGBTQ+ artists ~ June 12 • 821 State St. • 12-5pm Wed-Sun. ATKINSON GALLERY: SBCC Humanities Bldg #202, East Campus, 721 Cliff Dr. • Mo-Th 11-5; Fri 11-3pm • http://gallery.sbcc.edu BELLA ROSA GALLERIES: 1103-A State St • 11-5 daily • 805-966-1707

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EL PRESIDIO DE SANTA BÁRBARA: Nihonmachi Revisited; Memorias y Facturas • 123 E. Canon Perdido St • Th-Sun 11-4 • www.sbthp.org/presidio ELVERHØJ MUSEUM: Greenland Land Of The Midnight Sun ~ Sept 18 • 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang • 805-686-1211 • Th-Mo 11-5 • www.elverhoj.org FAULKNER GALLERY: The Oak Group: Foothills Forever: Benefiting the Foothills Forever Fund ~ May 28 • www.oakgroup.org GALLERY 113: Featured Artists: Elizabeth Flanagan & Nancy Hull & SB Art Assn ~ May • 1114 State St, #8, La Arcada Ct • 805-965-6611 • 2-5 daily • www.gallery113sb.com GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: Paintings by Britt Friedman & Gerry Winant ~ May 30 • Thu-Mo 10-5 • www.gallerylosolivos.com GANNA WALSKA LOTUSLAND: Reservations 805.969.9990 • www.lotusland.org

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KATHRYNE DESIGNS: Local Artists • 1225 Coast Village Rd, A • M-Sa 105; Su 11-5 • 805-565-4700 LA CUMBRE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS: Three Multi-Artist Galleries at La Cumbre Plaza • Tues-Sun 1-6 • lacumbrecenterforcreativearts@gmail.com LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER: Nurture & Nature ~ June 12 • Thu-Su 12-4 • 865 Linden Av • 805-684-7789 • www.carpinteriaartscenter.org MARCIA BURTT STUDIO: Cultivated ~ June 12 • 517 Laguna St • Th-Su 1-5 • 805-962-5588 • www.artlacuna.com MAUNE CONTEMPORARY: Truth or Friction, by Justin Lyons • 1309 State St • Tu-Su 11-5 & By appt • 805-8692524 • www.maune.com MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Exploration + Innovation • Lunchboxing with Lasers • Daily 10-5 • 805-770-5000 • 125 State St, SB • www.moxi.org

GOLETA LIBRARY: Art For Peace by Goleta Valley Art Assn. ~ May 28 • www.TheGoletaValleyArtAssociation.org

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MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SB: Through What Agency? ~ Aug 21 • 653 Paseo Nuevo • www.mcasantabarbara.org MUSEUM OF SENSORY & MOVEMENT EXPERIENCES: La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S. Hope Av #F119 • www.seehearmove.com PALM LOFT GALLERY: 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • By Appt • 805-6849700 • www.Palmloft.com PEREGRINE GALLERIES: Early California and American paintings; fine vintage jewelry • 1133 Coast Village Rd • 805-252-9659 www.Peregrine.shop PORTICO GALLERY: Open Daily • 1235 Coast Village Rd • 805-7298454 • www.porticofinearts.com SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Artists with disabilities programs, virtual exhibits • 805-260-6705 • www.sbartworks.org

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HELEN MASON ART GALLERY: Collection One: Crisa, Delesalle, Gocong, Guzyte, & Lathim ~ June 30 • 48 Helena Ave • www.helenamasonartgallery.com

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SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: Far and Near - Michael Drury ~ Aug 29 • 1321 State St • Mo-Sa 12-5; Su 12-4; Closed We • 805-845-4270 • www.santabarbarafineart.com

SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Prehistoric Forest ~ Ongoing; Hummingbirds ~ Sept 5 • Wed-Sun 10-5 • 2559 Puesta del Sol • www.sbnature.org

SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: Sensazione ~ June 1 • 10-2 daily • 2375 Foothill Rd • 805-682-4722 • www.2ndfridaysart.com

SANTA BARBARA SEA CENTER Dive In: Our Changing Channel ~ Ongoing • Daily 10-5 • 805-682-4711 • 211 Stearns Wharf • www.sbnature.org

SB BOTANIC GARDEN: Pressed: Botanical Art and The Herbarium • 1212 Mission Canyon Rd • 10-5 daily • 805-682-4726 • www.sbbg.org

SILO 118: Tom Post ~ May 27 • 118 Gray St • 12-5 Th-Sa or by appt • www.silo118.com

SB HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Huguette Marcelle Clark: A Portrait of the Artist- June 12; The Story of SB • 136 E De la Guerra • Thur 12-5, Fri 12-7; Sat 12-5 • 805-966-1601 • www.sbhistorical.org SB MARITIME MUSEUM: The Chumash, Whaling, Commercial Diving, Surfing, Shipwrecks, First Order Fresnel Lens, and Santa Barbara Lighthouse Women Keepers ~ Ongoing • 113 Harbor Way, Ste 190 • Thu-Su 10-5 • 805-962-8404 • www.SBMM.org SB MUSEUM OF ART: Through Vincent’s Eyes ~ May 22; Highlights of American Art; Portrait of Mexico Today; Important Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection: New Selections; Mediated Nature; Contemporary Gallery - Ongoing; • Tu – Su, 11 –5; Thu, 11-8 • www.sbma.net • 805-963-4364

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 • 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 ~ June 18 • 805-5656162 • Mo-Fr 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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Art Events Eventos de Arte Receptions, Openings, Art Talks

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. OPENING RECEPTION • Two Artist Exhibition featuring Derek Harrison & Hsin-Yao Tseng • Waterhouse Gallery • 1114 State St, #9, La Arcada Ct • 4-6 Saturday, 5/21. RECEPCIÓN DE APERTURA • Exposición de dos artistas con Derek Harrison y Hsin-Yao Tseng • Waterhouse Gallery • 1114 State St, #9, La Arcada Ct • 4-6 sábado, 5/21. 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. TAKE A HIKE, SAVE THE WORLD • Exhibition opening reception • SB Historical Museum • Free-$15 • https://tinyurl.com/3y598t34 • 5:30-7pm Th, 5/26. HAZ UNA CAMINATA, SALVA EL MUNDO • Recepción de inauguración de la exposición • SB Historical Museum • Gratis-$15 • https://tinyurl.com/3y598t34 • 5:30-7pm jueves, 5/26. I MADONNARI • Street painting festival with music & food • Children’s Creative Project • Old Mission Santa Barbara • Free entry • 10am-6pm Sa, 5/28-5/30. I MADONNARI • Festival de pintura callejera con música y comida • Children’s Creative Project • Old Mission Santa Barbara • Entrada gratuita • 10am-6pm sábado, 5/28-5/30.

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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.

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IHC South Asian Religions and Cultures Research Focus Group and Buddhist Studies Present

Saving the Dead:

Conceptions of Agency in Tibetan Buddhist Funerary Rituals Rory Lindsay Religion, University of Toronto

Friday, May 20 / 4:00 pm / 4080 Humanities and Social Sciences Building In this talk Rory Lindsay will share with us insights from his forthcoming book, Saving the Dead: Tibetan Funerary Rituals in the Tradition of the Sarvadurgatipariśodhana Tantra (2022). He will discuss the history of one of the first Buddhist funerary traditions to be adopted in Tibet and the intersecting forms of agency—human, nonhuman, and material—that are described in this tradition's ritual manuals. He will also examine polemical exchanges about these practices and Tibetan innovations concerning how the dead are conceptualized and assisted in this ritual framework. Rory Lindsay is an Assistant Professor in the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto. He is also a research editor at 84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha and a visiting scholar at the Buddhist Texts Translation Initiative at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research interests include Tibetan Buddhist ritual, dream literature, biography, and Buddhist canons.

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May 28-30, 2022 | 10 am - 6 pm | Old Mission Santa Barbara

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