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UCSB Campbell Hall

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Mesa Rd, Isla Vista,  CA 93117 United States
(805) 893-3535

UCSB Campbell Hall

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January 2019

Quote Unquote Collective

January 23 @ 8:00 pm
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 »

Quote Unquote Collective

January 24 @ 8:00 pm
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 »

Leonidas Kavakos, violin

January 25 @ 7:00 pm
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 »

Black Violin

January 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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 »

George Saunders with Pico Iyer

January 28 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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 »

Martha Redbone

January 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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

Danish String Quartet (classical)

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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 »

Snarky Puppy

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Direct from Walt Disney Concert Hall, Snarky Puppy comes to Santa Barbara with an irresistible mix of funk, fever and finesse. The Brooklyn-based collective features a revolving cast of up to 25 musicians who work with some of… Find out more »
March 2019

Lisa Genova

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Alzheimer’s doesn’t have to be your brain’s destiny, says Harvard-trained neuroscientist and bestselling author Lisa Genova. She will share the latest science investigating the disease and promising research on what each of us can do to build an… Find out more »

Mountainfilm on Tour – Kids Showcase

March 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mountainfilm on Tour returns with a special all-ages program that families can enjoy together! With a mission to educate and inspire audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth... Find out more »

Susan Orlean with Pico Iyer

March 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
From the everyday to the outlandish, bestselling author Susan Orlean has an eye for the moving, the hilarious and the surprising. Considered “a national treasure” (The Washington Post), she is the author of The Orchid Thief, which inspired… Find out more »
April 2019

Hot Club of Cowtown & Dustbowl Revival

April 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
With a reputation for jaw-dropping virtuosity and unforgettable live shows, the hot jazz and Western swing trio Hot Club of Cowtown sets up camp “at that crossroads where country meets jazz and chases the blues away” (The Independent,… Find out more »

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

April 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The world-renowned all-singing, all-plucking ukulele superstars – who last year celebrated “30 plucking years” of ukulele action – are back with their toe-tapping music, hilarious banter and superlative entertainment. Expect anything from Tchaikovsky to... Find out more »

Sō Percussion

April 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hailed as an “experimental powerhouse” (Village Voice), Brooklyn-based So Percussion’s innovative work explores the extremes of emotion and musical possibility. For Amid the Noise, a set of short pieces framed by drones and subtly changing harmonies, the... Find out more »

Monterey Jazz Festival feat. Cécile McLorin Salvant

April 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
A young jazz star with an old soul, Cécile McLorin Salvant is among the most exciting singers of her generation. Credited with carrying on the legacy of legends like Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, the Santa Barbara favorite… Find out more »

The Gloaming

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Evocative of the spare serenity of the Irish countryside, the music of The Gloaming is both deeply familiar and consistently surprising. Merging Irish tunes, sean nós (old style) singing and instrumental explorations over a backbone of spare... Find out more »

Dan Buettner & David McLain

April 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
When it comes to what it takes to live a long, happy life, most people are misguided or just plain wrong. So what really works? Bestselling Blue Zones author Dan Buettner and award-winning photographer David McLain wanted to… Find out more »

Anoushka Shankar

April 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
A singular figure in the Indian classical and progressive world music scenes, sitar player Anoushka Shankar’s outstanding musicianship is marked by a calligraphic dexterity and profound emotion. The six-time Grammy nominee and daughter of the late musical... Find out more »
May 2019

Neil Gaiman

May 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
One of the greatest living storytellers, Neil Gaiman is the celebrated author of books, graphic novels, short stories and nonfiction for readers of all ages, including The Sandman comic book series, Stardust, American Gods and Coraline. Among many,… Find out more »

Andrew Solomon with Pico Iyer

May 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
National Book Award-winning author Andrew Solomon blends refection, decades-long research and personal experience to create portraits of the human condition like no other. His books include Far from the Tree: Parents, Children & the Search for Identity,... Find out more »
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