TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 2:00 PM
Resume+
UCSB Career Services – Our quarterly resume clinic features "real world" employers and our career counselors to give you advice on your résumé. Bring a hard copy of your resume and take advantage of the valuable feedback from experienced professionals in leading industries. Your attendance at resume+ earns you an "Early Admission" pass for the upcoming Winter Career & Internship Fair on January 24th and 25th!
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 6:00 PM
Cup of Culture: Dolores
UCSB MultiCultural Center – “Dolores, a documentary, extols Dolores Huerta's lifelong, and seemingly unlimited, fighting spirit in the service of workers’ rights”. - The NYTimes Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change. Dr. Rebeca Mireles Rios, Professor at the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, will lead a post-film discussion immediately following the film. 1h 35 min.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 5:30 PM
Sketching in the Galleries
Santa Barbara Museum of Art – All skill levels are invited to experience the tradition of sketching from original works of art in Highlights of the Permanent Collection. Museum Teaching Artists provide general guidance and all materials. Each program is open to 10 participants. To reserve a spot, contact Luna Vallejo-Howard at 805.884.6457 or lvallejo-howard@sbma.net.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 6:00 PM
Teaching In/From Freedom
UCSB MultiCultural Center – Living Lives of Resilient Love in a Time of Hate Teaching in/from Freedom. Supporting Undocumented Students and Their Families in the Classroom and Beyond Lorgia García-Peña Lorgia García-Peña is the author of The Borders of Dominicanidad: Race, Nation, and Archives of Contradiction (Duke University Press 2016). This book reveals how the stories of a nation create marginality through acts of exclusion. It was awarded 2017 National Women Studies Association Gloria E. Anzaldua Book Prize, the 2016 LASA Latino/a Studies Book Award and the 2016 Isis Duarte Book Prize in Haiti and Dominican Studies. In 2003, García-Peña co-founded Freedom University, a “modern day freedom school” in Atlanta that provides tuition-free education, college application and scholarship assistance and social movement leadership training to undocumented students banned from public higher education by Georgia state laws. Dr. Lorgia Garcia-Peña is Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of History and Literature at Harvard University.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 7:00 PM
Shakespeare On Film: Macbeth
Pollock Theater – The latest, and possibly darkest, film adaptation of "Macbeth" , stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Critically acclaimed for its stunning visuals and charismatic performances, the film offers a sustained meditation on power and violence. Framing fate and free will in terms of cycles of trauma, the film takes up the central questions of the play in an original, striking interpretation. Screenwriters Todd Louiso & Jacob Koskoff will join moderator Jim Kearney (English, UCSB) for a post-screening discussion. This event is free but a reservation is recommended in order to guarantee a seat. Tickets will be released on Wednesday, January 3 at 11:00 AM.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 7:00 PM
Winter Band Concert
The Marjorie Luke Theatre – The Santa Barbara Junior High School Music Department presents their FREE annual winter concert. For additional info please visit www.sbjhs.org or call 805-963-7751 x4029. Don’t miss this chance to see the talented musicians of the SBJHS Jazz Band, Concert Band, and Orchestra performing a mixture of musical arrangements including some holiday favorites!
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 7:30 PM
Parker Quartet
Santa Barbara Museum of Art – Renowned for its dynamic interpretations and polished performances, this group has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation. Their numerous honors include winning the Concert Artists Guild Competition and the Grand Prix and Mozart Prize at France’s Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition. Their Naxos recording of György Ligeti’s complete works for string quartet won the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance. They will perform Mozart’s "String Quartet in B-flat major, K. 589," Ligeti’s "String Quartet No.1 Métamorphoses nocturnes," and Bartók’s "String Quartet No. 4."
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 - Jan 19 @ 9:00 PM
Insomniac Presents: Kap Slap at EOS Lounge 1.18.18
Music is Love – Insomniac Events Presents: Kap Slap At EOS Lounge Thursday, January 18th Tickets: http://kapslapeos.nightout.com/ For bottle service, please visit: http://www.eoslounge.com/vip/ EOS Lounge is Santa Barbara's premier nightclub & lounge, featuring 3 bars, 2 dance floors, an outdoor patio, fireplace, and exclusive VIP booths -- now partnering with Insomniac Events to bring you top-notch DJ talent from around the globe every week. EOS Lounge 500 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 564-2410 21+ // Doors open at 9pm
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 6:00 PM
Goran Ivanovic & Fareed Haque Duo
SOhO Restaurant and Music Venue – A Guitar duo like no other Inspired by the rhythms and melodies of flamenco, jazz, classical, rock and the Balkan region, this performance features the unrivaled guitar artistry of two of the finest players of their respective generations. Their music is carefully balanced between blazing virtuosity and sheer beauty. Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque recorded two CDs together, Macedonian Blues and 7 Boats, to great critical acclaim, even getting the nod as top best acoustic guitar albums 2004 from acoustic guitar magazine. Both have both been so busy that they have not been able to play again together for years. For These Musicians, There Is No Continental Divide. HOWARD REICH ,Los Angeles Times: "Although the music on this extraordinarily sensitive guitar-duo recording transcends genre, there's no resisting its mix of American jazz, acoustic blues, flamenco rhythm and Macedonian melody. Only two guitarists on the planet would come up with such a concoction, but Ivanovic and Haque (whose roots run to Yugoslavia and South Asia, respectively) play as if they're speaking the same musical language. Some listeners might be tempted to consign any recording as genteel as this to background music, but that would mean missing the puckish stop-start rhythms of "Kalajdzisko Oro," the mystical ambience of "Gajdarsko Oro" and the free-form expressions of "Improv." Those who have heard the duo in concert probably will conclude that no recording could capture fully the sparks that fly between these two virtuosos. But this disc at least documents the distinctly cross-continental flavor of their restlessly innovative work." Downbeat Magazine February 2005 Ivanovic and Haque sound like committed internationalists. Their disc's liner notes emphasize the duo's mixed background -- Ivanovic has Balkan parents and he studied classical music in Salzburg; Haque is part Pakistani, part Chilean, and is as much of an eclectic as his musical partner. While their compositions draw from Macedonian folk songs and pay homage to Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, it's the pair's intricate harmonies that make Seven Boats an impressive recording. Both of these guitarists have impeccable technique, yet they are astute in choosing to go the route of minimalism and evocative uses of space. Ivanovic's title track is a great example of how to move dynamics with the right amount of subtelty. Aaron Cohen
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 7:30 PM
Yoga Nights
UCSB Department of Recreation – You are cordially invited to get zenned out of your mind. Yoga Nights is a free, quarterly yoga class offered to students to help you de-stress and recharge. With free food, giveaways, and interactive socials, this is not your average yoga class. Yogis of all levels are welcome! This event is FREE and no registration is necessary. Please bring your student ID. There is a limited amount of yoga mats and we therefore encourage you to bring your own mat if you have one. This class will feature instructor, Julia Berkeley. Julia is committed to living her most authentic and radiant expression and helping others do the same. Like the bee or the hummingbird she delights in finding the nectar of life and sharing it around. Having been a dedicated yoga practitioner for over 20 years and now teacher, RYT 500, she infuses her classes with the fruit of her wide explorations as a yogini, dancer, healer and musician. Her classes are a journey through breath, movement, sound and meditation to help you release stress, soften internal conflict and reconnect with your inner and outer radiance both on and off the mat. With an equal love of movement and stillness she will assist you to open the body, expand the mind and drop into the sweetness of the heart. Find your center and welcome in your soul-shine! Learn more about Julia at www.juliaberkeley.com
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 8:00 PM
Trevor Noah
UCSB Arts & Lectures – Trevor Noah was catapulted into the international spotlight when he was selected to fill Jon Stewart’s shoes as host of The Daily Show, becoming one of today's favorite comics. Raised in post-apartheid South Africa, Noah brings a unique perspective to his stories and hit comedy specials, including Afraid of the Dark, Lost in Translation and African American, and his award-winning memoir, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. “A cultural chameleon who has learned to mine his surroundings as much for survival and human connection as for comedy” (Newsweek), Noah’s incisive humor slips from jokes to earnest insights for a moving, thought-provoking and hilarious experience. “His comedy is political, trenchant, delivered in an easy style that probes sensitive subject matter without being overtly confrontational.” - Newsweek
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 3:00 PM
Members Mixer
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden – Are you a new member of the Garden or a longtime supporter who wants to learn how to take advantage of all things membership? Join us for our first Members Mixer. Bring a friend, meet other members, Garden experts, and enjoy appetizers and refreshments while touring the Garden's new Pritzlaff Conservation Center. To RSVP, visit https://tinyurl.com/yc44w54a, or call (805) 682-4726, ext. 102. Not a Garden member? Join today at sbbg.org/membership.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 7:00 PM
Jo Koy: Break The Mold Tour
Icon Concerts – Jo Koy performs live at Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA! **Check out Jo Koy's new comedy special 'Live from Seattle' available now only on Netflix** Website: http://koy.bz/jokoy YouTube: http://koy.bz/youtube Twitter: http://koy.bz/twitter Instagram: http://koy.bz/instagram Snapchat: http://koy.bz/therealjokoy Podcast: http://koy.bz/thekoypond
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 8:00 PM
The Red Violin in Concert with the Santa Barbara Symphony
Santa Barbara Symphony – Solo violinist Lara St John performs Academy award-winning director François Girard’s 1998 film, The Red Violin, screened to a live performance of the original Oscar-winning score by John Corigliano. The Red Violin follows the intricate history of a mysterious antique violin from its creation by a legendary violin maker in 1681 Cremona, Italy, to an auction house in modern-day Montreal where it draws the eye of an expert appraiser (Samuel L. Jackson). Follow the violin’s journey as it travels through five different countries over the course of four centuries, mysteriously impacting all who play it.
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Jan 21 - Feb 11 @ 1:00 PM
Empowered New Year Self Defense Class!
Santa Barbara Women's Self Defense – Self Defense Empowerment is something everyone should be exposed to in life. The sooner, the better, rather than taking it 'after' something has happened. Learning what the Red Flags are around you and how to effectively remove yourself from danger is so important to feeling and being safe. Having the tools to give you powerful options to protect yourself can provide the confidence, self esteem boost and peace of mind to quickly escape before things escalate. This series of 3- 2hour classes of Self Defense is intensive and provides progressive learning, time for repetition, techniques to build on and real-life scenarios of danger to be developed. This class is only $100 for 6 hours of Self Defense. For Registration please call Teri McDuffie or e-mail at slfdfnz@aol.com. Start out your NEW YEAR Empowered and feeling SAFE!
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Jan 21 @ 2:00 PM
Gleason-Potter Exhibition Opening
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden – Meet the artists of the newest exhibition in the Pritzlaff Conservation Center Gallery. Local plein air artists Kevin Gleason and Chris Potter will paint the view from the Conservation Center patio as guests enjoy light refreshments and their completed works featuring Santa Barbara’s iconic landscapes – including sections of the Garden from two perspectives. To RSVP, visit https://tinyurl.com/y8u557lr, or call (805) 682-4726, ext. 102.
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Jan 21 @ 2:30 PM
Learning to Love the Literati: Poetry Reading and Reception
Santa Barbara Museum of Art – Famously fabulous parties among noted writers and scholars have included Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball, Jay Gatsby’s fictional lawn party, and the celebrated literary gathering at Lanting (Orchid Pavilion) in China in the year 353 CE, where the elite participated in a game that incorporated a poetry competition. Rice-wine cups were floated down a small winding creek as the poet-scholars sat along its banks; whenever a cup stopped, the man closest to the cup was required to empty it and write a poem. This same idea of a gathering of poets is being translated into the 21st century at SBMA, when 41 local poets who contributed to "To Give Life A Shape: Poems Inspired by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art" read their works while inspirational images are projected as backdrops. Afterwards, move into the galleries to talk further, sip wine, and sample savories. Mary Craig Auditorium with a reception to follow in the Ridley-Tree Gallery Free Reserve tickets at the Museum Visitor Services desks, or online at tickets.sbma.net. Image:Kushiro Unsen, "Literary Gathering at Lanting" (detail), 1792. Ink and color on paper; hanging scroll. SBMA, Gift of Walter G. Silva.
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Jan 21 @ 3:00 PM
Rivals of Ixalan Draft Weekend at Metro
Metro Entertainment - Comics, Games, Toys & more – Join us at 3pm Sunday, January 21st for Rivals of Ixalan draft weekend and get your hands on a Brass's Bounty promo card!
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Jan 21 @ 3:00 PM
The Red Violin in Concert with the Santa Barbara Symphony
Santa Barbara Symphony – Solo violinist Lara St John performs Academy award-winning director François Girard’s 1998 film, The Red Violin, screened to a live performance of the original Oscar-winning score by John Corigliano. The Red Violin follows the intricate history of a mysterious antique violin from its creation by a legendary violin maker in 1681 Cremona, Italy, to an auction house in modern-day Montreal where it draws the eye of an expert appraiser (Samuel L. Jackson). Follow the violin’s journey as it travels through five different countries over the course of four centuries, mysteriously impacting all who play it.
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Jan 21 @ 3:00 PM
Rivals of Ixalan Draft Weekend at Metro
Metro Entertainment - Comics, Games, Toys & more – Come join us Sunday at 3pm for the first Rivals of Ixalan draft at Metro Entertainment! Promo "Brass's Bounty" for every participant!