Events

NIKI And Dominic Fike Headline Extravaganza 2021

Budding R&B songstress NIKI and Floridian indie-rap star Dominic Fike took the stage for the second night of this year’s Extravaganza concert on Sunday, May 16.
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Extravaganza 2021: UCSB Welcomes Comedian Hasan Minhaj

Minhaj brought his witty spirit as he discussed representation in the media industry, encouraged students to bet on themselves and started a riveting discourse on Oprah Winfrey.
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A.S. Program Board Hosts YouTube Comedy Talent “The Try Guys” at UCSB

The Try Guys, a revered and beloved comedy group, delivered a night of laughter and memes.
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The Carsey-Wolf Center Welcomes Acclaimed “Thirteen” Director Catherine Hardwicke

Hardwicke joined for a virtual discussion about the making of “Thirteen,” a 2003 coming-of-age film lauded for its terrifyingly realistic depiction of issues faced by young teenage girls. 
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UCSB MCC Presents: Undocumented and Surviving the Pandemic

UCSB’s Multicultural Center held a discussion panel dedicated to uplifting undocumented voices during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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SBIFF 2021: Four Filmmakers Win The Outstanding Directors Of The Year Award

The award ceremony celebrated four filmmakers who “pushed the boundaries in their storytelling and created films that showcase the art of filmmaking at its best.”
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SBIFF 2021: Carey Mulligan Wins The Cinema Vanguard Award At The Santa Barbara International Film Festival

The tribute, which honors actors who have “the tenacity to forge new ground in their craft,” was in recognition of Mulligan’s electrifying performance in “Promising Young Woman."
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SBIFF 2021: On Opening Night, “Invisible Valley” Treads Familiar Ground in Unfamiliar Territory

The film follows the lives of those in the Coachella Valley over the course of four seasons, from the farmworkers toiling in the fields to the revelers at the music festival.
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UCSB MCC Presents: “Understanding the Sacred: Listening to Indigenous People and Land”

Native elders and Indigenous activists came together to discuss the significance of sacred land to Indigenous cultures as well as the UC’s role in funding the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea. 
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Carsey-Wolf Center Presents: “1920/2020”

“1920/2020” discussed the historical changes brought about by the 1918 influenza outbreak to cinematic and public spaces as well as their implications for the present day’s COVID-19 pandemic. 
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“How to Make a Rainbow” Stars Open Up in MCC “Cup of Culture” Series

Above all else, both the film and Martinez’s words in the Q&A session reinforce how important it was for her that she and her daughter embark on the journey of her gender transition together.
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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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