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1/23 - ETC Presents The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess -- February 9-26 ... The season continues with a bold jazz interpretation of the great American musical Porgy and Bess, composed by George Gershwin, with a libretto by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin. Adapted for the Broadway stage by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog, Father Comes Home from the Wars), Porgy and Bess tells the tragic story of the love between a crippled beggar and a beautiful yet broken former cocaine addict and prostitute.
Working with a live jazz quartet, the musical features beloved songs, including “Summertime” and “It A...
1/21 - It's Magic, appearing at the Lobero for 2 performances, February 19 ... America’s longest-running magic revue returns to the Lobero to dazzle audiences with an all-new lineup of top illusionists direct from exotic showrooms and Hollywood’s famous Magic Castle. You won’t believe your eyes as top magicians perform incredible feats, from jaw-dropping sleight of hand and off-beat comedic magic to mind-boggling full stage illusions. This one-of-a-kind magic show has been delighting magic fans for more than five decades, and is sure to be a treat for the whole family. This year’s lineup features magicians carefully selected to showcase the m...
1/21 - Meredith Baxter performs with Speaking of Stories - Nothing But Laughs ... Speaking of Stories begins its season with a performance of hilarious stories. Great stories performed by talented actors. Join the performers after the show for complimentary cookies and milk — because every good story should be toasted with cookies and milk!
All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seated is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly. ... Presented by: Center Stag...
1/20 - The TypeOneNation Summit is on Sunday ... Enjoy a full day of educational and inspirational activities to help you and your loved ones better manage life with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Lunch is provided. KidsNation Camp for kids with T1D and their siblings ages 5 & up. Visit our Vendor Exhibits to learn all about the latest in T1D management. TrialNet screenings all day. A FREE event for all ages and stages of T1D. ... Presented by: William Sansum Diabetes Center ... Venue: Bishop Garcia Diego High School
1/20 - A comedy for those in need of a laugh... "You Can’t Take It With You" opens Feb.16 ... Laugh heartily and sigh deeply at one of the funniest comedies of the ages. Kaufman and Hart’s batty reflection on the madness of sanity in a mad world remains as insightful and delightful as when it first graced the stage. Tony, attractive young son of the unhappily affluent Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the joyous quirky home of the Sycamore’s, on the wrong evening. In a house where you do as you like, no questions asked - they encounter the open circle of Sycamore family and friends - novel n...
1/19 - BIG NAMES. SMALL ROOM. Single Tickets now on sale for "Jazz at the Lobero" ... Up next . . . Maria Schneider’s music has been hailed by critics as, “evocative, majestic, magical, heart-stoppingly gorgeous, and beyond categorization.” She and her orchestra became widely known in 1994 when they released their first recording, Evanescence. Schneider has developed a personal way of writing for her 17-member collective made up of many of the finest musicians in jazz today, tailoring compositions to distinctly highlight the uniquely creative voices of the group.
“Maria Schneider is a national treasure.” – NPR
“The Maria Schne...
1/19 - UCSB Arts & Lectures presents ... Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company ... Director and choreographer Bill T. Jones – whose major honors include a MacArthur “Genius” Award, the Kennedy Center Honors and two Tony Awards for Best Choreography – returns to the stage at the center of an acclaimed new work for his renowned company. Inspired by legendary artist and composer John Cage, Jones creates a collage of dance, music and 70 of his own short stories, arranged anew for each performance by chance procedure. In Story/Time, Jones fuses the age-old art of storytelling with a vibrant landscape of contemporary movement and music.
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1/19 - Sunday ... Santa Barbara Zoo Job & Volunteer Expo ... Are you looking for an unforgettable job or volunteer experience? Check out the annual Santa Barbara Zoo Job and Volunteer Fair, where you’ll learn all about the Zoo’s employment and volunteer opportunities, which include the award-winning Guest Experience Specialist (GES) program, as well as Special Event Hosts, Zoo Camp Counselors, Educators, Docents, Keeper Aides, Climbing Wall Monitors, Train Conductors, and performers for the Zoo’s stage shows.
Intended to be a “first job” for youth, GES positions are available to those as young as 14 who rotate between jobs in three are...
1/19 - A Rare Opportunity ... Ice in Paradise Hosts AN EVENING WITH THE STANLEY CUP at the Bacara ... Ice in Paradise, Central Coast’s Premier Ice Arena, will host an EVENING with the STANLEY CUP AT BACARA RESORT on January 20th. Ice in Paradise invites you to join us at the Bacara Resort in the upstairs rotunda for an evening with the Stanley Cup, the National Hockey League’s Championship Trophy, in existence since 1892. The Cup will be on display for photographs (professional photographer) on January 20th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm along with hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Spend two hours with the Stanley Cup in an intimate gathering with fans...
1/19 - Save the Date! Santa Barbara History You Don t Know - but Would Love to Ask! -- 2/28 ... Time for you to experience the true story of the Santa Barbara community. Let local historian Erin Graffy take you to a world of fascinating personalities, intriguing neighborhoods and important historic local events which have richly shaped our community. Discover quirky characters, the forgotten stories behind local landmarks and the amazing, history-altering, locally developed inventions. Enjoy this romp through history in an illustrated lecture series featuring many wonderful old photos of early Santa Barbara. Start to see your community in...
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