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2015-11-10 Tuesday20:00 - 21:30DanceAkram Khan Company: Kaash$Twelve years ago, award-winning choreographer Akram Khan teamed up with the celebrated talents of composer Nitin Sawhney and sculptor Anish Kapoor to present his company’s first full-length piece Kaash (Hindi for “if only”) to rave reviews such as “epic, deeply focused and grandly beautiful” (The Telegraph, U.K.). Inspired by creation and destruction, Hindu gods, Indi... View moreMapLink
2015-11-22 Sunday19:00 - 20:30LectureAlex Honnold - Alone on the Wall$Alex Honnold is a professional rock climber whose audacious free-solo ascents of the world’s biggest walls have made him one of the sport’s most notable climbers. Known for death-defying feats such as tackling Mexico’s Sendero Luminoso and Patagonia’s Fitz Traverse without a rope, partner or gear, Honnold pushes the limits of his sport beyond anything previously attem... View moreMapLink
2015-11-11 Wednesday17:00 - 20:00MuseumAlexander Harmer Opening0Alexander Harmer is remembered as the first artist to open a studio in Santa Barbara and for his series of paintings of the CA Missions under Mexican rule. On November 5th, the Historical Museum will host the exhibit premiere of this quintessential Santa Barbara artist, who created the first art colony along the West coast. It was here in Santa Barbara where he began... View moreMapLink
2015-11-07 Saturday20:00 - 21:30MusicAn Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt$Two of America’s most admired singer-songwriters return for an intimate acoustic evening of storytelling and music making. Grammy-winner Lyle Lovett fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that has broadened the definition of American music. Among his many accolades, he was given the Americana Music Association’s i... View moreMapLink
2015-11-14 Saturday15:00 - 16:30LectureAn Afternoon with Diana Nyad$On Labor Day 2013, in her fifth and final attempt, Diana Nyad successfully fulfilled her lifelong dream of completing the 110-mile swim through shark and jellyfish-infested waters from Cuba to Florida. Upon completing her grueling 53-hour journey, a breathless Nyad told the world, “I have three messages. One is we should never ever give up. Two is you are never too ol... View moreMapLink
2015-10-18 Sunday20:00 - 21:30TheatreAnna Deavere Smith: Never Givin' Up with Robert McDuffie, violin$Actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith collaborates with world-renowned violinist Robert McDuffie in a powerful exploration of the voices and stories that gave shape to the civil rights movement. Featuring new theatrical works performed in her signature style, Never Givin’ Up delivers contrasting threads of strength, love, reason and outrage to the stage and shares... View moreMapLink
2015-11-05 Thursday20:00 - 21:30MusicArturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra$Pianist and composer Arturo O’Farrill – leader of the “first family of Afro-Cuban Jazz” (The New York Times) – earned a reputation as a soloist in groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis and Harry Belafonte. Son of the late, great composer Chico O’Farrill, he established the Grammy Award-winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra... View moreMapLink
2015-10-12 Monday20:00 - 21:30LectureDiane Ackerman- The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us0One of today’s finest writers in science and nature, Diane Ackerman is renowned for her unique insight into the natural world and our place in it. The Pulitzer Prize finalist is the author of many acclaimed works, including The Zookeeper’s Wife and A Natural History of the Senses. Her latest book, The Human Age, explores how humans have become the single dominant forc... View moreMapLink
2015-10-27 Tuesday18:00 - 20:00ArtEmpty Mansions: An Evening with the Author$$ Oct. 27, 6:00-8:00 PM A reception and talk with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Bill Dedman. We will discuss Huguette Clark, his book about the life of this reclusive and intriguing woman, and her storied Santa Barbara estate. $20 members/$25 guestsMapLink
2015-10-27 Tuesday12:00 - 14:00ArtEmpty Mansions: Lunch with the Author$$ Join us for a book-club style meet and greet with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bill Dedman, author of "Empty Mansions." We will provide lunch and refreshments, and a discuss his engrossing study of Huguette Clark and her mysterious life and fortune. $20 members/$25 guestsMapLink
2015-10-09 Friday17:30 - 20:30Food-WineEnvironmental Defense Center Final TGIF: Fall Feast (Thank Goodness It’s Friday Mixer)$The Fall Feast is our TGIF season finale celebrating the bounty of food grown right here in Santa Barbara County! Join EDC for one of the most pleasant happy hours in town with local wines, beer from New Belgium Brewing Company, a complete catered dinner made from fresh, local foods, a raffle, and live music from some of Santa Barbara’s finest! Hosted by EDC, this i... View moreMapLink
2015-10-11 Sunday15:00 - 16:30KidsFlip FabriQue: Attrape-moi (Catch Me!)$This Quebec-based troupe of six acrobats presents the high-spirited production Attrape-moi (Catch Me!). Already lauded for its technical ability and panache, Flip FabriQue’s fast-paced, innovative circus show incorporates hula hoops, juggling and aerialist techniques in a crowd-pleasing cirque sensation for adults and children alike. “The young members of Flip Fabriqu... View moreMapLink
2015-11-17 Tuesday20:00 - 21:30LectureGarry Kasparov: Winter is Coming$Garry Kasparov is a Russian-born political activist who has denounced Vladimir Putin for over a decade. A chess Grandmaster, Kasparov retired from professional chess after twenty years as the world’s No. 1 ranked player to lead the pro-democracy opposition against Putin in 2005, and he attempted to run against Putin in the 2008 Russian presidential race. Now living in... View moreMapLink
2015-11-04 Wednesday20:00 - 21:30LectureGary Snyder: An Evening of Poetry and Conversation$One of the great American poets of the last century, Gary Snyder is heralded as a forerunner of a counterculture revolution in literature. Snyder’s work resists categorization, though he is most associated with Beat contemporaries like Jack Kerouac – who based the character Japhy Ryder in The Dharma Bums on Snyder – and Allen Ginsberg. A recipient of the Pulitzer Priz... View moreMapLink
2015-11-02 Monday20:00 - 21:30LectureHéctor Tobar- Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle$In 2010 a Chilean mine collapsed, trapping 33 miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for 69 days. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Héctor Tobar received exclusive access to the miners and their personal narratives of the unimaginable experience. Tobar recounts the miners’ physical, emotional, and spiritual journey – from moments of their deepest uncertainty to thei... View moreMapLink
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