Events

SBIFF 2022: Oscar-Nominated Screenwriters Gather at Writer’s Panel

On Saturday, March 5, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival held its annual writer's panel at the Arlington Theatre.
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SBIFF 2022: In Conversation with the “Licorice Pizza” Director Paul Thomas Anderson

On Friday, March 4, “Licorice Pizza” writer and director Paul Thomas Anderson, actress Alana Haim and producer Sara Murphy joined SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling at The Arlington Theatre. 
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SBIFF 2022: Producer’s Panel Highlights Pandemic Releases and Advice for Aspiring Producers

On March 5., the fourth day of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, nine producers behind this year’s Oscars nominees gathered for the Producers Panel.
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In Conversation: Erik Larson and Pico Iyer at Campbell Hall

Larson treated the campus community to a memorable night about his writing career and how his stories aim to give another perspective to history as we know it.
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SBIFF 2022: Outstanding Directors of the Year Award

This year’s event honoring the filmmakers was one of the first events that marked the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s return to in-person attendance.
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Let There Be Rock: A.S. Program Board Presents Battle of the Bands 2022

The bands — Art Official, Johann Vogus, Field Daze and Duende — vied for the coveted prize: bragging rights as the best band in Isla Vista and a spot to perform at the next I.V. Open Market.
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Morganfield Burnett & Da Blues Bring the Real Deal to Isla Vista

Morganfield Burnett & Da Blues brought their New Orleans-inspired unique fusion of jazz, blues, soul and Americana straight to the heart of Isla Vista. 
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Delirium 2021: Rappers Denzel Curry and Doechii Light Up Storke Plaza

Doechii and Denzel Curry both showcased their remarkable talent and versatility as musicians and the ebullient crowd that descended upon Storke Plaza demonstrated, as always, that UCSB does it better.
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Violinist Vijay Gupta and Essayist Pico Iyer Take the Stage at Campbell Hall

On Thursday, Oct. 28, violinist and citizen artist Vijay Gupta and essayist Pico Iyer took the stage at Campbell Hall to discuss wholeness, homelessness and music. 
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Willie Nelson & Family Hit the Santa Barbara Bowl

This past Thursday on Oct. 21, the father of outlaw country, Willie Nelson, took the stage at the Santa Barbara Bowl.
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Santa Barbara’s Hidden Gem: The “Pianos on State” Initiative

Strolling down State Street with your eyes shut certainly would induce some sort of euphoric — even magical — feeling, as every corner of the road’s 10 blocks were lined with pianos.
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Wilco and Faye Webster Hit the Stage at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Following a nearly two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jeff Tweedy and his bandmates hit the road again to finish out the West Coast leg of the “Ode to Joy” tour.
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A.S. Program Board Presents a Spooky Treat: Pumpkins and Puppies

Who can complain about this perfect mixture of spooky pumpkin painting and cute therapy puppies?
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UCSB Theater and Dance Stages 24-Hour Play Festival

The event was organized by the university’s chapter of the AMPLIFY Initiative, a performing arts initiative whose mission is to magnify the voices of underrepresented and marginalized communities.
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Coco & Clair Clair Take the Stage for UCSB’s First In-Person Concert

Rising Atlanta pop-rap duo Coco & Clair Clair electrified Storke Plaza for the first in-person concert at UC Santa Barbara since before the pandemic.
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