Events

Trevor Wallace Draws a Packed House to Embarcadero Hall

For someone who’s never attended UC Santa Barbara, there is no one who fits the epitome of Isla Vista quite like Trevor Wallace. 
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Jaboukie Young-White Illuminates I.V. Theater

Young-White’s stand-up was not only uproariously funny but filled with wisdom about parental acceptance, persistence, the mark of success and civil discourse.
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An I.V. Band to Watch: Noise Complaint

Noise Complaint is uniquely their own, and they make sure you know it as they grind out every set list with a grit that belongs to the pros.
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Mt. Eddy Brings Candid Charisma to Velvet Jones

With spilled drinks slicking the floor, sweaty faces shining in the light and surprise pushes from spur of the moment mosh pits, Mt. Eddy proved all you need is the music to forget yourself and enjoy ...
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Trevor Noah Takes on Late Night Talk at Arlington

In the age of late-night talk shows taking over television, Noah knows how to bring in the younger viewers, and you cannot blame him for knowing how to rile up millennials (myself included).
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Tropicalia Fest Opens in Long Beach with a Splash

The musical acts, along with the assortment of Mexican cuisine, created a festival culture that resonated among the evolving Latinx culture of Southern California.
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Master Storyteller David Sedaris Returns to SB

In his typical fashion, Sedaris walked onto the stage wearing a suit, jacket and shorts stitched together out of other shorts, which he claimed he picked up in Tokyo. Right from the start, he began hi...
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Coachella 2017: In Review

No matter how big you look in that photo, at Coachella you’re a drop in a wave.
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Film & Media Dept Hosts Inaugural Women In Media Conference

The WIM conference emphasized the growing roles of women in entertainment and media industries and offered attendees tips and insights for pursuing careers in technology, film, television and media.
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David Sedaris Brings Literary Laughs to Arlington

No good NPR listener was absent from the audience as author and comedian David Sedaris came to the Arlington to read selected essays and generally muse about the state of the culture.
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Conan Cracks Up Arlington

"Thank you for being here, and chill out," acclaimed talk-show host Conan O'Brien assured the audience after he emerged onto the stage of the packed Arlington Theater to much applause. "It's all going...
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Patton Oswalt Brings Down Granada Theater

This past Wednesday, Oct. 8, UCSB Arts & Lectures welcomed comedian Patton Oswalt to the Granada Theater on State Street for a night filled with uproars of laughter. Best known for his role as “...
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Extravaganza 2015

AS Program Board Curates Next Installation in Annual UCSB Festival
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No Indoor Voices at Brasil Arts Cafe Comedy Night

Brazilian restaurants, punching bags and dildo-related humor. Besides their affiliation with serious action, what do these things all have in common? They were all found at last Saturday night’s com...
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Improvability Shares Spotlight and Humor with Boston University’s Improv Group

Every Friday night, Improvability, UCSB’s premier comedy troupe, performs their show at 8 p.m. in Embarcadero Hall. Every week, they choose an entertaining theme to revolve their show around, rangin...
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