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November 2018
15-40

The Tallest Man on Earth

November 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall,
Mesa Rd, Isla Vista,  CA 93117 United States
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Playing spare, tuneful indie folk enlivened by passionate vocals and poetic lyrics, The Tallest Man on Earth is Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson, whose “highly personal lyrics and irresistibly rollicking guitar [are] a thing of refined and... Find out more »
15-55

Jake Shimabukuro

November 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall,
Mesa Rd, Isla Vista,  CA 93117 United States
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Ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro’s virtuosic performances combine his singular mix of classical grandiosity, jazz ingenuity and rock-star tenacity. While he draws comparisons to musical vanguards like Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, his sound and spirit is... Find out more »
December 2018
14-20

The Okee Dokee Brothers

December 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall,
Mesa Rd, Isla Vista,  CA 93117 United States
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Justin Lansing and Joe Mailander have been exploring the outdoors together since they were kids. Now they’re a Grammy Award-winning folk and roots music duo that puts the natural world at the heart of their Americana music, with… Find out more »
$14-20

The Okee Dokee Brothers brings Winter Wonderland to Santa Barbara

December 1 @ 3:00 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall,
Mesa Rd, Isla Vista,  CA 93117 United States
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“The Okee Dokee Brothers remind us of the American belief that we’re bound for better weather. Their album celebrates everyday explorers, young and old, who rediscover that notion daily.” NPR Justin Lansing and Joe Mailander have been exploring… Find out more »
5-10

Jeh Johnson

December 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall,
Mesa Rd, Isla Vista,  CA 93117 United States
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“The finest lawyer I ever worked with in government – a straightforward, plain-speaking man of great integrity, with common sense to burn and a good sense of humor.” – Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates As Secretary of… Find out more »
10-40

Kronos Quartet, Music for Change: The Banned Countries

December 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall,
Mesa Rd, Isla Vista,  CA 93117 United States
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For more than 40 years, San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet has embodied a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually reimagine the string quartet experience. A response to the 2017 executive orders limiting travel to the U.S.,… Find out more »
19-125

Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen

December 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall,
Mesa Rd, Isla Vista,  CA 93117 United States
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Texas greats Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen join forces in an up-close-and-personal evening you won’t want to miss. Since their days as college buddies swapping songs on the front porch, Lovett has evolved into one of music’s… Find out more »
$10-37

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin, Polina Leschenko, piano

December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
HAHN Hall,
1070 Fairway Road, Santa Barbara , CA 93108 United States
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Grammy Award-winner Patricia Kopatchinskaja is considered the world’s most exhilarating violinist for her singular approach to baroque and classical repertoire, new commissions and reinterpretations of modern masterworks. Music director of the 2018 Ojai Music... Find out more »
$15-50

The Blind Boys of Alabama Holiday Show

December 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall,
Mesa Rd, Isla Vista,  CA 93117 United States
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One year to the originally scheduled date, we’re thrilled to welcome back this roof-raising music event! Six-time Grammy Award-winners The Blind Boys of Alabama will perform hidden gospel gems along with holiday standards and original songs. The... Find out more »
January 2019
$15-45

Jon Batiste, solo

January 11, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall,
Mesa Rd, Isla Vista,  CA 93117 United States
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Multifaceted jazz artist Jon Batiste is seen by millions on television five nights a week as bandleader of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. With his soulful brand of high-energy pop mixed with New Orleans funk and American… Find out more »
$15-35

Quote Unquote Collective

January 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall,
Mesa Rd, Isla Vista,  CA 93117 United States
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A two-woman theatrical performance acclaimed for its raw honesty and insightful portrayal of womanhood, Mouthpiece follows a woman over the course of a day as she struggles to find her voice and contend with the formidable shadow cast… Find out more »
15/20/35

Quote Unquote Collective

January 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall,
Mesa Rd, Isla Vista,  CA 93117 United States
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A two-woman theatrical performance acclaimed for its raw honesty and insightful portrayal of womanhood, Mouthpiece follows a woman over the course of a day as she struggles to find her voice and contend with the formidable shadow cast… Find out more »
10/25/40

Leonidas Kavakos, violin

January 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall,
Mesa Rd, Isla Vista,  CA 93117 United States
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Leonidas Kavakos, a “formidable violinist” (The New York Times) and “prodigious talent, with an astonishing technique” (The Guardian, U.K.) returns to Santa Barbara after his enthralling 2017 performance with pianist Yuja Wang. A musician’s musician, the Los... Find out more »
$14-20

Black Violin

January 26, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall,
Mesa Rd, Isla Vista,  CA 93117 United States
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Classical music meets hip hop in the groundbreaking duo Black Violin and their Classical Boom Tour, blurring the lines between genre, race and gender with its unique, family-friendly fusion of groove and strings. Violist Wil B. and violinist… Find out more »
$20-49

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

January 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Granada Theater,
1216 State Street, Santa Barbara,  CA 93101 United States
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Dancing the fine line between high art and high camp, the internationally-beloved Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo has delighted audiences around the world for four decades. With brilliant pointe work and vibrant drag costumes, this all-male... Find out more »
$10-35

George Saunders with Pico Iyer

January 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall,
Mesa Rd, Isla Vista,  CA 93117 United States
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One of the most important and blazingly original writers of his generation, George Saunders is an undisputed master of the short story, and his surreal, experimental first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, won the Man Booker Prize in… Find out more »
$15-38

Martha Redbone

January 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall,
Mesa Rd, Isla Vista,  CA 93117 United States
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Charismatic songstress Martha Redbone is one of the most vital voices in American roots music. Embodying her gospel-singing father’s voice and her Cherokee/Choctaw mother’s culture, Redbone’s magnificent vocals blend with her band of some of NYC’s finest... Find out more »
February 2019
$20-64

Les 7 Doigts de la Main, Reversible

February 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Granada Theater,
1216 State Street, Santa Barbara,  CA 93101 United States
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Montreal’s award-winning contemporary circus troupe presents its latest creation, a playful and poignant exploration of the role ancestors play in the shaping of modern identities. For Réversible, the company’s cast members researched generations of family... Find out more »
$20-69

Kodo

February 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Granada Theater,
1216 State Street, Santa Barbara,  CA 93101 United States
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Japan’s legendary drum ensemble Kodo is the world’s foremost professional taiko company. Exploring the limitless possibilities of the Japanese taiko drum, Kodo is forging new directions for this vibrant living art form through its unstoppably energetic,... Find out more »
$10-40

Danish String Quartet (folk)

February 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rockwood Women’s Club,
670 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 United States
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Comprised of fierce friends who have been playing together since childhood, the Danish String Quartet has become the darling of A&L’s program for its profound and skillful interpretations of classical masters. The Nordic lads who possess “warmth,... Find out more »
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