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This week’s Vista Point includes events happening throughout December because this will be the last print edition of Fall Quarter 2021. 

UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents “A Very She & Him Christmas Party”

UCSB Arts & Lectures will host Zooey Deschanel, M. Ward and Pete Lee. The event, held on Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. in the Arlington Theater, is a celebration of “the tenth anniversary of their 2011 album ‘A Very She & Him Christmas.’” 

Isla Vista Recreation and Park District Presents “Lights, Love & Community: A Holiday Lighting Celebration” 

The Isla Vista Recreation and Park District (IVRPD) will host “Lights, Love & Community: A Holiday Lighting Celebration,” a one-night event with live music from Mariachi las Olas, meals from the Kiwanis Club of Santa Barbara, churros from Fernando’s Churro Truck and beverages from the Isla Vista Foot Patrol. 

The one-night event serves as a kick-off for the winter holiday season with lighting of the Honorary Estero Holiday Tree being provided by St. George Youth Center, Estero Red Barn, IVRPD Office and Little Acorn Park. 

The event will be held Dec. 3 from 6-8 p.m. at Estero Park and St. George’s Youth Center. 

WORD Magazine Presents Discussion With Pro Photographer, Atarah Atkinson

WORD Magazine, a quarterly arts and culture magazine published by UCSB students, is hosting Atarah Atkinson, a fashion and fine arts photographer, for a discussion via Zoom on Dec. 3 from 3-5 p.m. Those interested in the event can register on Shoreline for the Zoom link. 

MCC Study Jams 

UCSB’s MultiCultural Center (MCC) is hosting study jams during Week 10 for students ahead of finals. Students can head over to the MCC Lounge from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 

UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents “My Bluegrass Heart” 

UCSB Arts & Lectures will present “My Bluegrass Heart,” featuring Béla Fleck, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Bryan Sutton on Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. in the Arlington Theatre.

Fleck, a 15-time Grammy award winning banjo artist, is performing alongside the artists featured in his latest album.

“It’s not a straight bluegrass album, but it’s written for a bluegrass band,” Fléck said in a press release. “I like taking that instrumentation, and seeing what I can do with it – how I can stretch it, what I can take from what I’ve learned from other kinds of music, and what can apply for this combination of musicians, the very particularly ‘bluegrass’ idea of how music works, and what can be accomplished that might be unexpected, but still has deep connections to the origins. That’s what I was going for, though I hadn’t done it in a long, long time.”

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Holly Rusch
Holly Rusch (she/her) is the University News Editor for the 2020-21 school year. She can be reached at news@dailynexus.com or hollyrusch@dailynexus.com.
Atmika Iyer
Atmika Iyer (she/her/hers) is the County News Editor for the 2021-22 school year. She's a lover of loud music, loud laughs and loud prints.