Events

Rex Orange County Invokes the Message of his New Album “WHO CARES?” at the Santa Barbara Bowl

The bedroom pop and funk artist treated the Santa Barbara community for the first time to a night full of energy and excitement with different songs that highlight the best of his discography. 
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Actors Offstage: Shrunken Heads’ High School Musical on Stage!

From May 27 to May 28, Shrunken Heads Production Co. put on their rendition of the nostalgic and iconic Disney Channel original film “High School Musical” at the Thunderdome.
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Pop Sensation Olivia Rodrigo Performs at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Rodrigo seemed to have captured the hearts and full attention of the fans in attendance of the hour-long show, leaving everyone wanting more.
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A$AP Ferg, Dayglow and Valentino Khan Headline Extravaganza 2022

On May 15, UCSB students made their way to Harder Stadium to watch rapper A$AP Ferg, indie-pop band Dayglow and disc jockey Valentino Khan perform, free of charge. 
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David Sedaris Brings Trademark Wit to Santa Barbara’s Granada Theatre

As a champion of dry humor and satirical writing, Sedaris showed that he holds up and can pen a laugh-out-of-your-chair story even 30 years into his career.
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Lorde’s Solar Power Tour Felt Right at Home at the Santa Barbara Bowl

The “Solar Power” album, a testament to living in the moment and appreciating the nature that surrounds us, was perfect for the venue.
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Orville Peck Showcases “Queer Country” at The Arlington Theatre

Multitalented country singer Orville Peck was in Santa Barbara for the first time on his Bronco tour in support of his most recent album of the same name. 
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Dancers off the Stage: “Visions of Vibrancy” Spring Dance Concert

The annual UC Santa Barbara Spring Dance Concert, “Visions of Vibrancy,” highlighted the talent of senior dancers as they showcased their dancing and choreography skills.
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Disclosure at the Santa Barbara Bowl

House music fans and those who like to have a good time are destined for a night of great music, stellar visuals and incredible vibes all around.
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King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Perform at The Arlington Theatre

Australian band King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard brought their mind-altering brand of psychedelic rock to the Arlington Theatre in downtown Santa Barbara.
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“Murder In Paris”: A Story of International Intrigue Comes to the Carsey-Wolf Center

The 2021 documentary “Murder in Paris: The Assassination of Dulcie September” documents the life and mysterious death of the eponymous South African activist.
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Rapper Flo Milli and Producer Pi’erre Bourne Bring the Heat to The Warm Up

Hundreds of students headed to the Thunderdome to see 2021 XXL Freshman inductee Flo Milli and hip-hop producer Pi’erre Bourne take the stage.
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SBIFF 2022: Benedict Cumberbatch Wins the Cinema Vanguard Award

On March 9, Benedict Cumberbatch was honored with the Cinema Vanguard Award at the 37th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival for his performance in “The Power of the Dog.” 
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Comedian and Podcast Host Marc Maron Performs at The Lobero Theatre

The King of Existential Dread and stand-up comedian Marc Maron played to a packed house at Santa Barbara’s Lobero Theatre on Sunday, March 6 as part of his “This May Be The Last Time” tour.
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SBIFF 2022: Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem Receive Maltin Modern Master Award

On Thursday, March 10, a crowd gathered in Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theatre to see Javier Bardem in person and Nicole Kidman via Zoom honored with the Maltin Modern Master Award. 
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