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DISCO INFERNO

The Santa Barbara Dance Alliance will host its first Studio 54 fundraiser at the Granada this Saturday, October 9, at 8 p.m. The disco-themed party will feature live music and dance, with ticket proceeds benefiting the Alliance. The event will also celebrate the life and contributions of recently passed SBDA executive director James Buchanan. Visit sbdancealliance.org for tix.

NETWORKING IT

The Granada’s Director of Education Laura Inks is spearheading a newly launched social networking site for young artists and art programs in S.B. Santa Barbara Youth Arts is a one-stop online forum for everything from job and audition listings to tickets, classes, workshops, and seminars, all generated by its users. Visit sbyoutharts.org for more.

FORD FOR THE WIN

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced that Harrison Ford will receive this year’s Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film. The Star Wars and Indiana Jones star will accept his award at a gala, to be held at the Four Seasons Biltmore on Friday, November 19.

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