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SB International Film Festival - 2016  
  Downtown Santa Barbara Movie Theatres, State Street, Santa Barbara CA

The 31st Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) continues its tradition of showcasing amazing films from all over the world, honoring world-class talent, stimulating panels and being one of the major stops on the road to the Academy Awards.    ($225 - $1600)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara International Film Festival
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  (805) 963-0023
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    Prints from Land & Sea  
  Wilding Museum, 1511- B Mission Drive, Solvang CA
Featuring the work of scientist artists Eric Hochberg and Shane & Genny Anderson, Prints from Land & Sea shows the power of nature printing to capture the beauty of plants and marine animals. The Impressions, in ink, made on paper or fabric from the specimens show details that are artistic and fascinating--that allow scientists to not only touch and feel the specimen but to study it. The art of nature printing blends both art and science. Exhibit on view October 16, 2015-March 21, 2016    
Presented by ... Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau
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  (805) 686-8315
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Winter - Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpbacks, Blue Whales, Southbound Gray Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year since 1990 to feed, mate and frolic ... which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Our trips depart daily at 10am, returning at 2:30pm on the incredible CONDOR Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world. Note: Holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day – no cruises.   ($50.00 - $99.00)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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Farm to Wall, Exhibit and Art Show benefiting Fairview Gardens  
  Goleta Public Library, 500 North Fairview Avenue , Goleta CA
SCAPE Exhibit and Art Show benefiting Fairview Gardens, a California non-profit organization established in 1997 to preserve and operate Fairview Garden as a working organic farm that nurtures the human spirit through educational programs and public activities at the farm. Their mission is to build connections between community, food and nature. View original art of varied styles depicting farm and rural scenes from the Santa Barbara area by local artists. Free reception with artist awards, live music, appetizers and children’s activities. Opening reception, February 20, 2:00 – 5:00 pm. www.s-c-a-p-e.org   
Presented by ... SCAPE
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Interventions: Cayetano Ferrer  
  November 8, 2015 – March 13, 2016  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

This site-specific installation reveals the artist’s ongoing investigation into what he calls object prosthetics—the reconstruction of broken remains using a variety of conceptual and technological methods. Ferrer is interested in architectural fragments—as both objects and as ideas. His Composite series of sculpture is made by filling in pieces of marble or stone with digitally printed PVC that acts as a stand-in for what is perceived as “missing.” What results is a reimagining that can be considered both authentic as well as speculative. Hybrid sculptures that represent part fantasy and part elegy, Ferrer’s works provide the viewer ample space to imagine what lies between historical fact and invention.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Highlights of the Permanent Collection  
  Opens February 7, 2016 – Ongoing  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

In celebration of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary in 2016, this installation highlights the most celebrated works of art from SBMA’s permanent collection, as well as several of the most exciting gifts and acquisitions in the areas of modern and contemporary art, photography, and the arts of Asia. The small works on paper gallery features favorite photographs of former curator, Karen Sinsheimer, as a tribute to her vision in the building of the permanent collection. This eclectic group of objects, meant to sample the breadth and diversity of the permanent collection while some of the Museum’s galleries are temporarily closed for renovation, includes favorites such as the sensual life-size bronze Bather Putting Up Her Hair (1932) by Aristide Maillol, the haunting Yuan dynasty Seated Luohan (13th century), and the important, early painting by the famed Bay Area Figuration artist Richard Diebenkorn. Ridley-Tree Gallery also continues to showcase favorites of 19th-century Impressionism, such as the beloved Villas in Bordighera (1884) by Claude Monet, along with the long-term loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation and the collection of Michael Armand Hammer. Works of art honoring the collecting acumen of Karen Sinsheimer include photographs such as Michael Light’s captivating appropriation of Southern Lunar Hemisphere (1999)—a work that demonstrates the late curator’s fascination with innovative intersections of art and science.    ($5 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Exhibit: Prints from Land & Sea: A Blend of Art and Science  
  Wildling Museum, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang CA

Featuring the work of scientist artists Eric Hochberg and Shane & Genny Anderson, "Prints from Land and Sea" shows the power of nature printing to capture the beauty of plants and marine animals. The impressions, in ink, made on paper or fabric from the specimens show details that are artistic and fascinating--that allow scientists to not only touch and feel the specimen but to study it. The art of nature printing blends both art and science. Available Oct 16 - March 21, 2016   ($Free - $5.00)
Presented by ... Wildling Museum
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CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection features artists that studied or lived for a significant period of time in the Golden State. For many years, the art world dismissed the West Coast as a creative backwater. In critical seclusion, post-war artists used California's art schools and universities, including UCSB, to build a network of artist collectives and social movements that spurred innovation and fostered the rise of conceptual art. This exhibition focuses on work from the Museum's collection created during this critical period through to the present day. Including works tied to the Feminist and Black Arts movements, postmodern photography, painting, sculpture, and video art. CALIFORNIA 101 has been mounted in conjunction with Prof. Jenni Sorkin’s class, Art in California, 1940-2016, who will use the works on view for teaching and research purposes.    
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Lucile Lloyd: A Life in Murals  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

This exhibition focuses on the life and work of California muralist and designer Lucile Lloyd (1894-1941). Lloyd worked closely with architects in creating murals and decorative designs for churches, schools and private residences around the Los Angeles area as well as producing work for the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Arts Project. Lloyd’s designs vary from abstract motifs to historical figures to religious and mythological scenes but they all share her sense of imagination and use of vivid color. Also on loan for the first time is her exquisite altarpiece from the St. Mary of the Angels Church in Los Feliz, California. Curated by Alexandra Adler, BA 2014 Art History.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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The Art of Colonial Latin America  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Drawn entirely from the Museum’s Collection, this exhibition focuses on the upper division course, The Arts of Spain and New Spain, taught by Deborah Spivak, Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture Department at UCSB. This course charts both the revolution of the arts in 16th and 17th century Spain and their influence and transformation in the visual culture of the New World. The works on view demonstrate the creative interaction of the European and indigenous traditions in the paintings and wood carvings that were produced in this rich artistic period. The objects in the exhibition span the 17th and 18th centuries in both Central and South America. Students in the course will be writing papers about the form, content, and affective properties of the objects on display.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Stars and Candy Wrappers, Artist-in-Residence: Stephen Westfall  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

As the 2015 Artist-in-Residence, Stephen Westfall (BA 1975, MFA 1978) has been commissioned to execute a massive painting covering all four walls of Nachman Gallery. Westfall's signature hardedge, geometric brand of abstraction will transform the gallery surfaces into a series of multicolored diamonds, clustered together and floating individually according to an underlying pattern of arrangement. Westfall's design is based on his longstanding investigation of grids, color arrangements, signs and painterly influences that include Picasso's harlequins, Matisse's dancers and Renaissance figures.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Winter After-School Classes  
  Ceramics After-School Class  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Ages 7–12 Learn the basic techniques of sculptural and functional ceramics, including hand building and wheel throwing in a fun and relaxed environment. Students create simple clay forms and experiment with surface decoration and glazing techniques, inspired by the exhibition "Piranesi: Architecture of the Imagination".    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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    TALK: Embodying Mind: The Case of the Sigh  
  Aranye Fradenburg  
  UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Room 6020, Santa Barbara CA
Aranye Fradenburg’s particular interests are psychoanalytic theory and practice, interdisciplinary study of the mind and the environment, biopoetics, and English and Scottish medieval literature. She has edited two essay collections, Women and Sovereignty and, with Carla Freccero, Premodern Sexualities . She is the author of City, Marriage Tournament: Arts of Rule in Late Medieval Scotland ; Sacrifice Your Love: Psychoanalysis, Historicism, Chaucer (U. of Minnesota Press, 2002); Staying Alive: A Survival Manual for the Liberal Arts and many articles on a variety of topics from medieval literature to cognitive literary studies and psychoanalytic technique. She is on the editorial board of several journals and a reviewer for the International Journal of Psychoanalysis. Sponsored by the IHC series The Humanities and the Brain.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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Exhibition – Barbizon, Realism, and Impressionism in France  
  Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara CA
The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art will feature 30 Barbizon, Realist, and Impressionist works from 19th century artists working in France. Sisley, Cassatt, Morisot, Corot, Courbet, and more. Opening Reception: January 14, 2016 from 4-6pm. On view: January 14 – March 19, 2016   
Presented by ... Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art
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Exhibition – 16 Hands: Floyd County Potters  
  Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara CA
The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art presents the ceramic work of the 16 Hands group based in rural Floyd County, Virginia amidst the Blue Ridge Mountains. All works are for sale. Opening reception: January 14, 2016 from 4-6pm. On view: January 14 – June 18, 2016.    
Presented by ... Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art
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Entomology for Gardeners & Botanists  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Class meets every Thursday for six weeks (Feb. 11, 18, 25, Mar. 3, 10, & 17) at 4:30-6:30PM. Additional Saturday Field Day (Mar. 5) at 9am-12PM.   ($100 - $150)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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    DISCUSSION: Architecture & Mind RFG  
  UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Room 6056, Santa Barbara CA
The topic for the February 2016 meeting of the Architecture and Mind RFG is (Gestalt) Psychology and Architecture. Readings by Geoffrey Scott and Rudolf Arnheim initiate discussions about how architecture and architectural detail determine and shape both the awareness of our body and our perception of space. We will also discuss the possible difficulties, if not failures, to establish an architectural psychology. Participants will read (in advance) and discuss excerpts from Geoffrey Scott’s The Architecture of Humanism (1914) and Rudolf Arnheim’s The Dynamics of Architectural Form (1977). The essay ‘The practical Failure of architectural Psychology’ (1996) by D. Philip is the third reading for the meeting. If you are interested in joining the discussion, please contact any of the conveners of the RFG (see www.ihc.ucsb.edu/architecture-and-mind-rfg/) to obtain information on accessing the preparatory readings. Sponsored by the IHC’s Architecture and Mind RFG.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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Bingo Night at the Elks Lodge  
  Everyone Welcome  
  Santa Barbara Elks Lodge 613, 150 North Kellogg, Santa Barbara CA

Want a fun evening out? Come to the Elks Lodge #613 every Thursday to play Bingo. Order your supper from the special Bingo menu and "buy in" for $20.00 per person for your pack of cards. Additional games also available. Bring your friends to make it even more exciting. Early Birds start at 6:30. Supper is served from 5-7. Ages 18 and up.    ($20.00
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Elks Lodge 613
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The Pirates of Penzance  
  Marian Theatre, Allan Hancock College Campus, Santa Maria CA

A hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers and an eccentric Major-General, Gilbert and Sullivan's comic musical follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel. His melodious tones win over the heart of Major General Stanley's songbird daughter, but when the Pirate King discovers General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an "ingenious paradox" may prevent the budding romance and lead to the death of "The very model of a modern Major-General."    
Presented by ... PCPA Theaterfest
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I Am My Own Wife  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

By Doug Wright ..... Not long after the fall of the Berlin Wall, playwright Doug Wright began a conversation with Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, an elegant and eccentric 65-year-old German transvestite who, against all odds, hid from the Nazis in plain sight as a woman. Wright uses more than 30 characters — all played by a single actor — to piece together Charlotte’s controversial life. A profound story of survival. Directed by Jenny Sullivan.   ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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Christopher Cross  
  Christopher Cross  
  Chumash Casino Resort - Samala Showroom, 3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez CA

Christopher Cross virtually defines adult contemporary radio with smoothly sophisticated ballads including the chart-topping "Sailing” and "Ride Like the Wind.” Come see him perform his soft rock hits live on our stage.    ($35.00
Presented by ... Chumash Casino Resort
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SBIFF Outstanding Directors of the Year Award  
  Lenny Abrahamson, Alejandro G. Ińárritu, Tom McCarthy, Adam McKay, George Miller  
  Arlington Theatre, 1317 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Lenny Abrahamson, Alejandro G. Ińárritu, Tom McCarthy, Adam McKay and George Miller will receive the 2016 Outstanding Directors of the Year award. They will each be celebrated individually for their films ROOM, THE REVENANT, SPOTLIGHT, THE BIG SHORT and MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, respectively. The individual honors will be followed by a joint conversation between the directors on their craft and the landscape of modern day filmmaking. The ceremony will take place on Thursday, February 11th at the historic Arlington Theatre. The evening is sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara International Film Festival
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