WEATHER »
Tinariwen will be at UCSB on October 26.

Marie Planeille

Tinariwen will be at UCSB on October 26.


UCSB Arts & Lectures Announces 2014-15 Lineup

Matt Groening, Joffrey Ballet, Magic Johnson Head to Santa Barbara


We may have just celebrated the official start of summer, but UCSB Arts & Lectures (A&L) already has its gaze firmly set on the fall. That’s because on October 2, Santa Barbara’s premiere events programming entity will kick off its 2014-15 season — with a celebratory concert from Tony Bennett, no less. And from there, the goods only get better.

Like years past, A&L has divvied the season up into “theme bundles” for easy (and discounted) ticket purchasing. Packages range from “Family Fun” and “Talking Heads” to “Classical Music,” “Dance,” “Jazz,” and “Afrobeat,” among others. (There’s also a “Create Your Own Series” package deal for you eclectics.) But even if you’re an A&L novice, this year is boasting something for everyone. Among the 2014-15 all-stars, A&L will host Magic Johnson for his talk The Magic of Winning at the Arlington Theatre on October 24. Cartoonists Matt Groening (The Simpsons) and Linda Barry (Ernie Pook’s Comeek, What It Is) will appear at the Arlington on October 10 for the West Coast premiere of their talk, Love, Hate & Comics: The Friendship That Would Not Die. And on February 19, 2015, the Granada will welcome Food Network star Ina Garten for An Evening with Ina Garten.

Other highlights (and there are many) include Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock at the Granada (Mar. 22, 2015); wild Up at the Music Academy’s Hahn Hall (Nov. 8); Tinariwen at UCSB’s Campbell Hall (Oct. 26); NPR’s The Moth Mainstage at Campbell Hall (Nov. 5); and Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train Live! at the Granada (Feb. 8, 2015).

Tickets for all events go on sale Saturday, August 9, at 10 a.m., but subscribers looking to purchase bundle tickets can buy now. For tickets and a full list of the Arts & Lectures season, call (805) 893-3535 or visit artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

Hollister Ranch Settles with State to Provide Limited Public Access

A beach at Cuarto Canyon will be accessible by sea, and educational programs will expand.

School Safety Focus of Ongoing Workshops

Santa Barbara Unified will host parent meetings for next several months.

Man with Knife Arrested after Lurking in Granada Garage Elevator

Kenneth Riley Jr., 35, was hiding in the elevator and peering outside.

You Solve It,’ City Tells County on Library Money Shortage

To avoid financial shortfall, city sends ball back to county's court.

Vigil for Victims in Palestine Held at Courthouse

Community gathers to protest injustice.