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The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (653 Paseo Nuevo) recently announced the rescheduled date for acclaimed multimedia artist Marnie Weber. The L.A.-based artist will make up the cancelled June 7 show with a fantastic blend of collage art and filmmaking on Thursday, July 2. Call 966-5373 or visit for details.


In an effort to raise $50,000, the Ensemble Theatre’s 15-member Board of Directors recently announced it would match every dollar donated to the company up to a $25,000 maximum. Now in its 29th year, the Ensemble is Santa Barbara’s longest-running professional theatre troupe. To donate, call 965-5400 x105 or visit


Carpinteria author Brooks Hansen will sign copies of his new historic novel, John the Baptizer, today, Thursday, June 18, at Tecolote Book Shop (1470 E. Valley Rd.) from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Hansen’s other works include 1996’s The Chess Garden and 2008’s The Brotherhood of Joseph.

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