Events

UCSB MCC Presents: Sex Work In The Time Of COVID-19

The problems that sex workers have faced for years have only amplified with the economic downturn caused by the pandemic.
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“Script to Screen”: In Conversation with “The Big Short” Screenwriter Charles Randolph

Matt Ryan was joined by screenwriter Charles Randolph for an engaging conversation about his work on “The Big Short," a true-crime comedy that takes place during the financial crisis of 2008. 
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Carsey Wolf-Center Virtual Presents: An Afternoon with “The Queen’s Gambit” Creator Scott Frank

On Dec. 3, the Carsey-Wolf Center (CWC) invited showrunner and UC Santa Barbara alumnus Scott Frank to talk about the show and its success.
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UCSB Arts and Lectures Presents: Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott

The renowned Ma and Stott by no means need to prove themselves, yet every performance demonstrates their musical capabilities and their ability to work in tandem together. 
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UCSB MultiCultural Center Presents: International Student Experiences During COVID-19

The main purpose of the event was to spark an open discussion about the impacts of the pandemic felt by UCSB’s international student community, providing a forum for them to share their stories.
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A.S. Program Board Presents: A Virtual Q&A with John Mulaney

During the 45-minute Q&A, the comedian touched upon everything from ghosts, one of his earliest jobs as a host of Saturday Night Live (SNL) and his advice to undergraduate students.
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A.S. Program Board Presents: Music and Meditation with Raveena

Last Thursday, A.S. Program Board virtually hosted up-and-coming R&B singer Raveena as she led viewers in a guided meditation followed by a live musical performance and Q&A.  
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“Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey” Screenwriter Christina Hodson Delights in Pollock Theater’s Script to Screen Series

As part of the Script to Screen series, Ryan moderated a lively discussion with “Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn” screenwriter and co-producer Christina Hodson.
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Delirium 2020: A Two-Night Virtual Experience Featuring Pete Davidson

This year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, UC Santa Barbara’s Associated Students program board moved its annual Halloween concert Delirium online and adapted it into a two-night entertainment fest. 
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Defeating Fear With Laughter: “The Great Dictator” in a Modern Context

Associate Professor Maggie Hennefeld, from the University of Minnesota, invited UCSB students for a Zoom discussion as part of the Carsey-Wolf Center’s ongoing series on subversive cinema.
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The Baddest Bitch in Town: Bretman Rock

Instead of coming off like a disconnected interview, Bretman Rock’s openness and vibrant energy made the event feel like a FaceTime call with your best friend.
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Vegan Queen Tabitha Brown Brings Her Garlic Powder and Catchphrases to UCSB

If you’re on TikTok like the rest of us, you’ve probably come across one of Tabitha Brown’s videos.
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Keeping Afloat With SadGirl

As part of the Associated Students (A.S.) Program Board’s “Live on the Rise” series, the Los Angeles band SadGirl performed and answered questions on a Zoom livestream this past Wednesday night.
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Flamethrowers and Flashing Tits: What More Could You Want From a David Dobrik Event?

The king of YouTube himself, David Dobrik, made a virtual appearance on Zoom for an event held exclusively for Gauchos.
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Steve Aoki Brings the (Virtual) Rave to You

Isla Vista’s favorite DJ, Steve Aoki, brought the rave to everyone’s living rooms this past Sunday night for a one-and-a-half-hour-long live set streamed straight from his Las Vegas mansion. 
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