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    CONFERENCE: Migrations  
  McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB, UCSB, Santa Barbara CA
CONFERENCE: Migrations Keynote: Efraín Kristal (University of California, Los Angeles) Friday, May 27, 2016 / 8:30 AM McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020 The Graduate Center for Literary Research’s third annual graduate conference seeks to explore the topics of translation, memory and exchange within the context of migration. We are interested in how questions of cultural transfer and linguistic translation—using translation in an expansive sense of the term—inflect textual and media representations of migration. Efraín Kristal, Chair of Comparative Literature and Professor of Spanish and French at UC Los Angeles, will deliver the keynote address on philosopher and cultural theorist Peter Sloterdijk’s engagement with narrative via his seminal notion of the sphere. Sloterdijk’s expansive and open-ended work highlights the shift from the fiction of a unified sphere to a plurality of contemporary, cross-cultural spheres—spaces that Kristal analyzes in relation to their varying degrees of continuity and discontinuity. In light of increased migration in globalized situations, the complexity of these heterogeneous spheres demands our attention as scholars, in order to address dilemmas and challenges of our moment. Papers analyze the translative practice of migrant writers, artists, filmmakers and intellectuals as they navigate the increasingly ephemeral and shifting spheres of co-existence in the age of globalization. Sponsored by the CGLR and the IHC.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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Butterflies Alive!  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Experience the magic of Butterflies Alive! as you walk through a beautiful garden filled with flowers, luscious greenery, and more than 1,000 free-flying butterflies. Butterflies Alive! will offer many memorable opportunities, so bring your family, friends and cameras.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

The great whales have rediscovered Santa Barbara. 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.   ($50.00 - $99.00)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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California's Wild Edge: The Coast in Poetry, Prints and History  
  Wildling Museum, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang CA

The exhibition captures the beauty of the California coast from Mendocino, Point Reyes, and the San Francisco Bay down through Carmel, Big Sur, Santa Barbara, and Santa Monica. Woodcut artist Tom Killion’s prints combine exquisite color with dynamic composition to portray the coast’s ever-changing moods and diverse formations: storm tides crashing at Point Lobos, serene moonlit coves at Mendocino, fog encircling the Golden Gate Bridge. Deepening the experience are poetry and prose from Gary Snyder and other well-known California poets of the past and present. The exhibition is originated by the San Francisco Public Library and is based on a new Heyday book by the same title.   ($5.00
Presented by ... Wildling Museum
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  (805) 688-1082
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    World Music Series: Rumba, Bolero, Cumbia, and more with Ensamble Vientos del Sur  
  Ensamble Vientos del Sur  
  UCSB Department of Music, outdoor Music Bowl, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA
Santa Barbara-based Ensamble Vientos Del Sur (Winds of the South Ensemble) performs a fusion of different Latin American styles such as rumba, bolero, and cumbia. Delighting audiences of Southern California for more than a decade, the band’s contagious rhythms invite the audience to dance. Hugo Macario, Jose Elizarraraz, and Robert Gutierrez perform on guitar, charango, zampoñas, quena, cajon, and congas. April 27, 2016. Noon. UCSB Music Bowl. Free. Presented by the UCSB Multicultural Center and the Ethnomusicology Program in the Department of Music.   ($0 - $0)
Presented by ... UCSB Department of Music
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Kids' Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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    Exhibition – Joie de Vivre: Tri-County Juried Exhibition  
  Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara CA
The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art presents its annual tri-county juried exhibition. The museum will feature work from artists living and working in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura Counties. Opening reception: May 19, 2016 from 4-6pm. On view: May 19 – June 18, 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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    Walk The Moon  
  Walk The Moon  
  Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas Street, Santa Barbara CA
WALK THE MOON wrapped up an incredible year setting the record for the most time spent at Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart with their smash hit, “Shut Up and Dance.” The band performed on Late Night With Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Today Show, NBC’s The Voice, and Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series. The foursome also performed on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards where they were nominated for Best Rock Video for “Shut Up and Dance.” Additionally, WALK THE MOON performed at the American Music Awards, where they were also nominated for Favorite Pop/Rock Duo or Group, New Artist of the Year (Presented by Kohl’s), and Favorite Alternative Rock Artist. Most recently, the band performed “Shut Up and Dance” and “Different Colors” on the Nickelodeon HALO Awards.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Bowl
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Cinderella at Center Stage!  
  Santa Barbara Festival Ballet Company Performers  
  Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara CA

Join us as the junior and senior companies of Santa Barbara Festival Ballet present the magical tale of Cinderella at Center Stage Theater.    ($15 - $20)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Festival Ballet
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    UCSB Chamber Choir and Women's Chorus at Trinity Episcopal Church  
  Michel Marc Gervais, Director of Chamber Choir. Pascal Salomon, Director of Women's Chorus.  
  Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St., Santa Barbara CA
Directed by Michel Marc Gervais and Pascal Salomon, the UCSB Chamber Choir and Women’s Chorus will present a joint concert at the beautiful Trinity Episcopal Church (1500 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101) on Friday, May 27, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.   ($0 - $15)
Presented by ... UCSB Department of Music
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