Events

Queens of the Stone Age bring hard rock to the Santa Barbara Bowl

The group visited the Bowl as a part of their “The End is Nero” tour, promoting “In Times New Roman…,” the band’s first new album in six years.
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Steve Aoki, BLXST, Disco Lines and Briston Maroney headline successful 44th Extravaganza music festival

On May 19, the Associated Students Program Board held the annual Extravaganza music festival at UC Santa Barbara’s Harder Stadium.
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“All the Devils Are Here…”: Patrick Page’s masterclass on the art of villainy (Shakespeare edition)

Actor Patrick Page graced the stage of UC Santa Barbara’s Hatlen Theater on April 25 with a performance of his solo show, “All the Devils Are Here: How Shakespeare Invented the Villain."
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SBIFF Riviera Theatre’s “After Hours:” the power of cinema for community

KCSB partnered with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on a series of film screenings every Friday and Saturday night until the end of July.
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In review: Shrunken Heads Production presents “Cabaret”

In an extremely moving and powerful staging of the famous musical, the student-run theater company showcased its stars, revealed hidden talents and left the audience with a resounding message importan...
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Students react to the 44th annual Extravaganza lineup reveal

The Associated Students Program Board released the long awaited lineup for this year’s 44th annual Extravaganza concert.
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Screening, Q&A with director Sam Pollard on “Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes”

As part of its ongoing Black Hollywood series, the Carsey-Wolf Center held a screening of “Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes” on April 30, followed by a Q&A with director Sam Pollard.
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Review: The Santa Barbara Symphony delivers titanic sounds

Under the baton of their very own music and artistic director, Nir Kabaretti, the Santa Barbara Symphony presented “Mahler Meets Klezmer: Titans of Sound” on April 20.
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Amanda Gorman: Night of poetry at Arlington Theatre

UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures hosted renowned inaugural poet Amanda Gorman at Arlington Theatre to speak on her poetry and social activism. 
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Gauchos for Recovery holds annual “Generation Recovery” festival

UC Santa Barbara’s Gauchos for Recovery “Generation Recovery” arts and music festival took place in Isla Vista's Anisq’Oyo Park on April 27.
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Rhiannon Giddens blends music and storytelling at Arlington Theatre

The Grammy-winning folk artist from North Carolina performed at Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theatre on April 23 for her 2023 album, “You’re the One.”
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Antonio Sánchez dazzles in “Birdman Live” 10th Anniversary

For the 10th anniversary of the release of "Birdman," Sánchez embarked on a North American and European tour, playing his music live alongside the movie.
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Herbie Hancock: Legends stay legends

On April 17, jazz artist Herbie Hancock took to the stage at Santa Barbara's Arlington Theatre.
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“Biodiversity Bonanza” in Anisq’Oyo Park — Isla Vista Earth Day

On April 21, the Associated Students Environmental Affairs Board hosted their annual Isla Vista Earth Day Festival at Anisq’Oyo Park. 
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RuPaul shares hidden meanings and more at Arlington Theatre

On April 18, the famed drag queen and pop culture icon made his way to the Arlington Theatre to talk about his book and offer wisdom to the audience.
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