FAIRVIEW THEATRE OPENS At long last, Metropolitan Theatres reopened the Fairview Theatre in Goleta. Once merely a shabby twin, the place has been remodeled into a triplex with stadium seating and digital sound. Hollywood revives in the heart of suburban Goleta.
SUMMERDANCE HONORED On Friday, January 12 at 8 p.m., the Santa Barbara Dance Alliance will present its 10th annual lifetime achievement award to Summerdance founder Dianne Vapnek and manager Laurie Burnaby at Center Stage Theater as part of the alliance’s New Works program. After 10 years, Summerdance recently stopped its operations, so the award comes at a perfect time.
WINTERSONGS CONFERENCE Songwriters Caroline Aiken, Severin Browne, Kenny Edwards, Penny Nichols, and Florence Riggs are converging on Zaca Lake from Friday, January 26 to Monday, January 29 for a songwriting conference that will tackle singing, guitar arranging, performing, harmony tuning, and more. Those interested should call (845) 594-1867.
LOOKING GOOD S.B. Looking Good Santa Barbara seeks nominations for its third annual Spirit of Service Awards, which honors those who keep our town looking pretty. There are plenty of categories, from graffiti abatement to recycling, so see lookinggoodsb.com and nominate before Thursday, January 25.