Gregory Porter plays the Granada Theatre on October 7.

Gregory Porter plays the Granada Theatre on October 7.

Fall Happenings

Make This Autumn a Harvest of Fun



(9/16-9/18) ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara!: Los Cambalache  Cambalache, meaning “exchange,” is a Chicano-Jarocho group based in East L.A. led by César Castro. This sonero (an improvising singer in salsa music), maestro, and luthier (instrument maker) from Veracruz, México, in the spirit of fandango, a traditional celebration of music and dance, will engage you in their participatory performances. Fri.: 7pm., Isla Vista School, 6875 El Colegio Rd., Goleta. Call 893-5037; Sat.: 7pm, Guadalupe City Hall Auditorium, 918 Obispo St., Guadalupe. Call 343-2455; Sun.: 7pm, Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. Free. Call 884-4087 x7.

(9/16-9/18) Solvang Danish Days Celebrate the heart of Solvang and everything Danish with this multiday event where Vikings and Hans Christian Andersen come to life alongside a street festival with free concerts, beer, and wines galore, and all the æbleskivers you could want. Fri.: 4pm; Sat.-Sun.: 8:30am. Solvang. Free-$55. Call 350-0771.

(9/16-9/25) The Mary Jane McCord Planned Parenthood Book Sale Find everything from best-selling paperbacks to hard covers to out-of-print selections at this massive, awesome book sale. Fri.-Sat.: 10am-8pm; Sun.: 10am-6pm; Mon.-Fri.: noon-8pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. Free. Call 722-1522.

Amy Schumer


Amy Schumer One of the most vital comedic voices of our decade, the lovable and pioneering Amy Schumer has earned adoration and exclamations of laughter across the nation for her skewering of sex politics and her real-person relatability. 7pm. S.B. Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. $64.50-$114.50. Call 962-7411.

Art From Scrap: Leaf Prints with Marilee Krause Create art directly inspired by the designs of nature with S.B. landscape painter Marilee Krause, who will help you make delicate prints with recycled and reusable supplies. 10am. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. $8. Children ages 6 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Call 884-0459 x11.

23rd Ojai Bowlful of Blues Lovers of blues, jazz, and the arts will band together at this Bayou-inspired bash, back after an 11-year hiatus, reviving one of Ojai’s favorite events with another celebratory music education fundraiser that includes Southern food, themed vendors, and an internationally renowned roster of rockers. 3-9pm. Libbey Bowl, 210 S. Signal St., Ojai. $40-$100. Call 272-3881.

(9/17-9/25) 17th Annual S.B. Creek Week Become a steward of our fragile creeks, watersheds, and ocean by celebrating our water ecosystems with nature walks, project tours, restoration events, and many more activities. Various locations. Free-$5. Call 897-2606.

Goleta Valley Art Association’s 12th Annual Art Festival Come and see new works from the S.B. art community, and meet others with an interest in fine art at this free and family-friendly event. Live music and raffle prizes make for a fun and festively artistic atmosphere. 11am-5pm. Rancho La Patera & Stow House, 304 N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta. Free. Call 681-7216.

Brett Dennen


Brett Dennen On songs such as his hit “Ain’t No Reason,” singer/songwriter Brett Dennen is unafraid to confront life’s hard truths, and do so with a hummable melody. His newest, critically acclaimed album, Por Favor, features touches of light and easy rhythms. 7pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $30.50-$38.50. Call 963-0761.

Cecil Beaton’s London’s Honourable Scars: Photographs of the Blitz Images of heartbreaking devastation and quiet heroism fill these riveting portraits of war-torn Britain from the legendary photographer known for his iconic images of royalty and movie legends in this rarely seen collection, on display for the first time ever at the museum. Shows through January 8, 2017. S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free-$10. Call 963-4364.


The Wild Kratts Live! Whether in cartoon jungles or the real thing, the Wild Kratts brothers have inspired and excited kids with their adventurous wildlife shows. See them in person with animal friends in tow. 6:30pm. Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. $29.75-$99.75. Call 963-4408.

Tracy Morgan


Gloria Trevi Often called the Madonna of Mexico, Gloria Trevi has scored number one hits in Latin America and Spain and remains a powerful presence in Latin pop. She comes to town on her the world tour for her newest album, El Amor. 8pm. Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. $50-$70. Call 963-4408.

Tracy Morgan From SNL to 30 Rock, comedian Tracy Morgan has brought delight to millions with his humor and charisma, both so strong that not even a life-threatening 2015 car accident could stop him. 8pm. Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. $30-$48. Call 963-4408.


(9/23-9/24) Vim Vigor Dance Company Tumbling, somersaulting, and flying through the air, the risk-defying Vim and Vigor Dance Company will be sure to be one of the most exciting dance acts of the fall season. 8pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $10-$50. Call 963-0761.

(9/10-12/4) AD&A Museum UCSB Fall 2016 Exhibitions Opening Reception: Lifeforms: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore Michael Westmore has created some of science fiction’s most iconic characters, including Star Trek’s Data, Worf, and the Borg species, and in so doing broke boundaries in the representation of the human form and all its diverse expressions. Reception (9/23): 5:30-7:30pm; walk-through (9/24): noon-1pm; Q&A (10/6): 5:30-8:30pm. AD&A Museum, UCSB. Free. Call 893-2951.


(9/24-9/25) The National Parks Series Documentarian Ken Burns celebrates “America’s Best Idea” in this loving look at the history and future of America’s preserved wildlands, focusing on the foundation of the national parks. Presented by UCSB’s Arts & Lectures. Noon. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. Free. Call 893-3535.

(9/24-10/31) Lane Farms Pumpkin Patch While away the hours as you lose yourself in the search for the best pumpkin, or get a little lost in the famous corn maze in this annual tradition that also features tractor rides and fresh produce. 9am-9pm; Halloween: 9am-5pm. Lane Farms, 308 S. Walnut Ln. Call 964-3773.

(9/24-9/25) 25th Annual California Lemon Festival Come enjoy wonderful food, a fantastic family atmosphere, a variety of entertainment, and activities that include the Goleta Fall Classic Car and Street Rod Show, Safety Street, and, new this year, an activity wristband for purchase for the Active Kids Zone that includes pony rides, Euro bungee, a mini Ferris wheel, a rock wall, slot cars, and more! Sat.: 10am-6pm; Sun.: 10am-5pm. Girsh Park, 7050 Phelps Rd., Goleta. Free-$25. Call 967-2500.


Iron & Wine The tenderly voiced troubadour has won the hearts of millions with his soul-bearing Southern songwriting, which has found a home in both mainstream and indie audiences for its emotional power. 7pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $10-$35. Call 893-3535.

Dolly Parton The legendary icon and one of the greatest country artists of all time has transcended her genre as an inspiration to people across the board with her timeless songwriting, razor-sharp comedic wit, and larger-than-life personality. 7:30pm. S.B. Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. $54-$174. Call 962-7411.

Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally In their revealing comedy variety show, Summer Of 69: No Apostrophe, comedy supercouple Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally will joke about their life as a couple and the story of their love, with a set of raunchy songs about their various bedroom escapades. 7:30pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $55.75. Call 963-0761.


The Man with the Golden Arm Frank Sinatra plays Frankie Machine in this classic film about a drug addict who recovers while in prison but struggles to stay clean when he returns to the outside world. 7pm. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $10-$20. Call 899-2222.

Cyndi Lauper


Cyndi Lauper From women’s rights to the LGBTQ community, Cyndi Lauper has become a champion to many progressive causes with her valiantly individualistic career, and she continues to show just how bold her true colors are with a new album of country covers. 8pm. Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. $48.50-$73.50. Call 963-4408.

Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria The host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, Washington Post columnist, and internationally best-selling author will use his deep knowledge of politics to provide keen insights to the upcoming presidential election. 7:30pm. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $16-$44. Call 899-2222.

Squeeze The band famed in the U.S. for “Tempted” and other hits is back with 2015’s Cradle to the Grave, marking a continuation for the band known for decades for its new wave and pop-rock songs. 8pm. Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. $55-$65. Call 963-4408.



The Time Jumpers This country and roots music supergroup led by Vince Gill constantly wows with its rotating lineup of masterful musicians, recognized by Rosanne Cash, Robert Plant, The White Stripes, and many others as one of the best in the scene. 8pm. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $16-$69. Call 893-3535.

(9/29-10/16) Macbeth Ensemble Theatre Company kicks off its 2016-17 season with Shakespeare’s Scottish play, as relevant as ever with themes of political corruption and the lust for power resonating strongly throughout. Visit website for times. The New Vic, 33 W. Victoria St. Call 964-5400.

Pepe Aguilar The son of two well-known singer/actors, singer/actor Pepe Aguilar has continued on his family’s tradition with his take on ranchera, mariachi, and pop genres, as well as his fabulous choice in sombreros. 8pm. Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. $69-$135. Call 963-4408.


Gary Clark Jr., Shakey Graves The singer from Austin, Texas, continues to impress with his electrifying live sets of psychedelic blues guitar and affecting soul music reminiscent of Smokey Robinson. Rocker Shakey Graves, also from Austin, will open. 6:30pm. S.B. Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. $34.50-$54.50. Call 962-7411.

The S.B. Acoustic Instrument Celebration Presents Fiore, Feriante, and Chapdelaine Virtuosic classical guitarists Andre Feriante, Giacomo Fiore, and Michael Chapdelaine will play a harmonious set of classical and contemporary guitar pieces, including original works by S.B. composers. 8pm. Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo. $12-$20. Call 963-0408.

Thievery Corporation



Annie & the Hot Club of Nashville, Richard Smith, Muriel Anderson Led by the peppy and fiery storyteller Annie, the Hot Club will get the room jumping with a zesty gypsy-swing repertoire from the 1930s and ’40s. Fingerstyle guitarists Richard Smith and Muriel Anderson open. 7:30pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $29-$39. Call 963-0761.

(10/1-10/2) Broadway Concert Series: Merrily We Roll Along The Olivier Award–winning musical by Sondheim-Furth, which looks back at the career trajectories and lives of a few friends, will be directed by Bonnie Hellman, who directed the first long-run hit version of the show in L.A. Sat.: 2 and 8pm. Sun.: 2pm. Rubicon Theatre Company, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. $69.50. Call 667-2900.

8th Annual Wags ’n’ Whiskers Festival The largest adoption event and animal festival on the Central Coast will bring the pet-loving community together with “pawsitively fun” festival features including a pet fashion show, Little Star the therapy horse, pet portraits, bunny and dog training, a silent auction, and much more. Project PetSafe: 9am-1pm. Festival: 11am-4pm. West Campus, SBCC, 721 Cliff Dr. Free.

Thievery Corporation, Café Tacvba Two electronic music megastars bring their different approaches to the Bowl, with Café Tacvba’s lively, electronic-tinged Latin rock and Thievery Corporation’s ultra-sleek lounge grooves. 6:30pm. S.B. Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. $34.50-$64.50. Call 962-7411.

TopaTopa Mountain Folk Fest The TopaTopa Mountain Folk Fest celebrates country-roots music and all things Americana with The White Buffalo, Grizfolk, Shane Alexander, and more. All proceeds benefit Turning Point Foundation. 11am-10pm. Libbey Bowl, 210 S. Signal St., Ojai. $14.95-$75. Call 272-3881.

(10/1-10/2) Chumash Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow The community is invited to join members of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians as they honor their traditions and ancestors and weave the story of their future with a celebratory weekend of dances and fellowship, featuring Chumash wares and food for sale. Sat.: 10am-10pm; Sun.: 10am-6pm. Free. Parking: $5. Live Oak Campground, 4600 Hwy. 154. Call 688-7997.

Garden Street Academy Carnival and Music Festival Carnival-style games, bounce houses, face painting, and live music are all part of this family-friendly carnival and music festival, a fun fall fundraiser for the Garden Street Academy. 2-5pm. Garden Street Academy, 2300 Garden St. Free. Call 687-3717.


Ken Burns Named “the most accomplished documentary filmmaker of his generation” by the New York Times, The National Parks documentarian will celebrate the superlative splendors of America’s parks and discuss what they have contributed to our collective conscience. Noon. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $16-$44. Call 899-2222.

Benise Guitar virtuoso Benise and his Emmy Award–winning World Music & Dance Spectacular will take you on a musical journey of salsa, flamenco, tango, waltz, samba, and even classic rock ’n’ roll with his famed guitar skills that brought him from street-performer status to international acclaim. 7pm. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $29-$95. Call 899-2222.


Jerry Douglas Band with Maura O’Connell The resonant tones of the undisputed dobro guitar master and 14-time Grammy winner will reach new depths and heights with superb singing from Irish folk singer Maura O’Connell. 8pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $44-$105. Call 963-0761.


Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Helmed by world-renowned trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis, the orchestra composed of 15 of the finest soloists, ensemble players, and arrangers in jazz music today will bring their huge jazz sound to S.B. 8pm. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $20-$79. Call 893-3535.


Blink-182, The All-American Rejects, A Day to Remember The irreverent and hugely influential pop-punk kings are still rocking after surprising the world with a brand-new album despite difficulties with cofounder Tom DeLonge. Joining them will be emo pop-punkers The All-American Rejects and A Day to the Remember, who meld metalcore to their pop-punk sound. 6pm. S.B. Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. $44.50-$84.50. Call 962-7411.

28th Annual Senior Expo Day Seniors and caregivers will have access to free flu shots, fitness testing, more than 100 exhibit booths offering education and information, music, food, volunteer opportunities, and activities, as well as presentations on the latest products and services. 9am-1pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. $5. Call 247-9355.


Brian Culbertson Funk! Tour This award-winning multi-instrumentalist, writer, and producer crosses genres between contemporary jazz, R&B, and funk with 16 albums, including his latest, Funk!, due out this September. 7:30pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $29.50-$59.50. Call 963-0761.


Gregory Porter Winner of the 2014 Grammy for best vocal album, Gregory Porter has established himself as one of the best and most soulful jazz singers/songwriters of his time, here backed by his equally adept jazz band. 8pm. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $35-$65. Call 899-2222.

(10/7-10/9) 30th Annual Avocado Festival From guacamole to avocado beer and ice cream, this annual Carpinteria celebration of SoCal’s green gem of a fruit is a free, family-friendly event packed with delicious food, live music, and eco-friendly activities. Fri.: 2-10pm; Sat.: 10am-10pm; Sun.: 10am-6pm. 800 Linden Ave., Carpinteria. Free. Call 684-0038.

(10/7-10/10) Celebration of Harvest Taste the fruits of this year’s labor with a bountiful offering from more than 100 wineries onsite to share the season’s yields, plus two dozen food trucks and vendors, live music, and plenty of good company. Fri., Sun.-Mon.: 11am; Sat.: 10am. Old Mission Santa Inés, 1760 Mission Dr., Solvang. $80-$200. Call 688-0881.

(10/7-11/7) Santa Ynez Valley Scarecrow Festival The scarecrows are coming! What started as a collaboration between six businesses is now a valley-wide event where hundreds of businesses compete to make the funniest, scariest, zaniest scarecrow around. Downtown Santa Ynez, Solvang, Los Olivos, Los Alamos, and Buellton. Free. Call (877) 327-2656.

Peter Gros


Alonzo King LINES Ballet Led by the truly visionary and unique direction of Alonzo King, the Alonzo King LINES Ballet will redefine your understanding of ballet with their beautiful and challenging contemporary pieces. 8pm. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $20-$49. Call 893-3535.

Exceptional Plants: Lotusland Auction and Sale See why Lotusland is considered one of the world’s greatest gardens, and take home your very own piece of Lotusland at this sale and auction of very rare and very special plants. 1:30-5:30pm. Lotusland, Cold Springs Rd., Montecito. $60-$85. Call 969-9990.

Peter Gros from the Original Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Meet and greet some of the world’s friendliest exotic animals and the Animal Planet host and conservationist. 3pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $12-$16. Call 893-3535.


45th Annual Fiddlers’ Festival Carry on Americana traditions at this communal gathering of bluegrass lovers and expert fiddlers. There will be area vendors and crafts, workshops taught by some of the best teachers in the industry, and delicious barbecue available for purchase. 10am-5pm. Rancho La Patera & Stow House, 304 N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta. Free. Call 681-7216.

FRIDAY 10/14

(10/14-10/16) Antiques, Decorative Arts & Vintage Show and Sale With 80 of the west’s finest dealers specializing in antiques and decorative arts, interior decorators of all kinds will love the selection of period furniture, artifacts, porcelain, and more. Sales benefit CALM. Fri.: 11am-6pm. Sat.: 11am-6pm. Sun.: 11am-5pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. Free.-$6. Call 898-9715.

Van Morrison


(10/15-10/16) Ode to Joy: Beethoven’s Ninth The S.B. Symphony will play perhaps the most famous and widely loved classical piece of all time, featuring the choruses of the Santa Barbara Choral Society, Quire of Voyces, Westmont College, UCSB, and San Marcos High School, and some of S.B.’s popular soloists. Sat.: 8pm; Sun.: 3pm. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $29-$134. Call 899-2222.

Ramon Ayala

Ramon Ayala The “King of Accordion” has come to define much of modern Norteño and conjunto music with his truly original accordion playing and memorable lyrics. 7:30pm. Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. $45-$90. Call 963-4408.

5th Annual Solvang Faeriefest Celebrate all things magical, and bring the faerie realm to life in this wondrous gathering of dancers, musicians, artisans, theater artists, and fantasy enthusiasts from all over California. 10am-7pm. Solvang Festival Theater, 420 2nd St., Solvang. $5-$10. Call 686-1789.

S.B. Harbor & Seafood Festival Fresh seafood, dockside ship tours, fireboat demonstrations, sea shanty sing-alongs, and more will come ashore at this celebration of the sea and the community who love it. 10am-5pm. S.B. Harbor, Harbor Wy. Free. Call 897-1962.

S.B. Beer Festival Support Elings Park and the S.B. Rugby Association with pints from the west’s best breweries, plus ciders and wines, food vendors, and live music at this hoppy, happy time. Noon-4pm. Elings Park, 1298 Las Positas Rd. $15-$60. Ages 21+.

Moving Wall Opening Ceremony See this half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., and honor the fallen whose names live on. Runs through October 17. 11am. Chase Palm Park, 323 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Free. Call 259-4394.

Van Morrison With a voice like no other, Ireland’s Van Morrison will be forever known as one of rock’s most spellbinding bards, with decades of music that sway from the truly rocking to the truly serene. 7:30pm. S.B. Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. $55-$305. Call 962-7411.

SUNDAY 10/16

Joey Alexander Trio The Indonesian jazz pianist and child prodigy is, at 12 years old, one of the youngest and brightest stars in the jazz universe. 7pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $10-$40. Call 893-3535.

James Blake


James Blake James Blake first blew minds with his dubstep-influenced EPs and blew minds even more when he proved he has a lovely voice, too. The Mercury Prize–winning artist has recently collaborated with Beyoncé, Frank Ocean, and Bon Iver. 8pm. Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. $45. Call 963-4408.

Ian Anderson


Jethro Tull: Written and Performed by Ian Anderson The Jethro Tull frontman reimagines his band with a narrative set in the near future, featuring both old hits and new songs about climate change and population growth. 8pm. Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. $45-$75. Call 963-4408.


(10/20-10/22) When the Lights Go Out The innovative and immersive theater experience is back with a dreamy and encompassing display of cabaret, multimedia, and acrobatics. Thu.-Fri.: 8pm; Sat.: 5 and 9pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $46-$106. Call 963-0761.

Dug Uyesaka: Long Story Short The S.B. art scene standout known for his prints, paintings, and sculptures and his integral role in the community displays this retrospective of his works. Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, 955 La Paz Rd. Free. Call 565-6051.

FRIDAY 10/21

Marc Maron The hilarious and thought-provoking comedian and podcaster has become one of the mostly widely respected in comedy for his raw and honest style. 8pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $15-$40. Call 893-3535.

(10/21-10/23) Boo at the Zoo Lions, tigers, ghosts, mermaids, and dinosaurs, oh my! They’re all here at this spooktacular costume weekend with plenty of treats and kids for visitors of all ages. Fri.: 5:30-8:30pm; Sat.: 4:30-8:30pm; Sun.: 4:30-7:30pm. $10-$17. S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Call 962-5339.

(10/21-10/22) 80th Annual Junior League of S.B. Rummage Sale S.B.’s largest indoor garage sale will offer thousands of new, almost-new, and gently used items for everyone in your household, with proceeds supporting the Junior League of S.B. Fri.: 6-9pm; Sat.: 8am-2pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. Fri.: $15; Sat.: free.


An American Tango This ballet brings to life the true rags-to-riches story of Frank and Yolanda Veloz, deemed by many the greatest ballroom dance couple who ever lived. 7:30pm. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $24-$104. Call 899-2222.

Don Felder The former lead guitarist of the Eagles, one of the most popular and influential rock groups of our time, and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1998, Don Felder will perform a show to raise funds to support building a new Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura and a new Continuing Care Center in Ojai. 6:45-9pm. Libbey Bowl, 210 S. Signal St., Ojai. $65. Call 272-3881.

Ensemble Basiani

SUNDAY 10/23

Día de los Muertos Festival Honor the sacred Mexican tradition of remembering the dead with an afternoon full of family festivities, with art, dance, storytelling, and a special display of altars from regional schools and community groups. 1-4pm. S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free. Call 963-4364.

Ensemble Basiani of Georgia The State Ensemble of the country of Georgia has become an international favorite for their interpretations of Georgian folk songs and traditional hymns. 4 and 7pm. Old Mission Santa Barbara, 2201 Laguna St. $10-$38. Call 893-3535.

Philip Ducap - Fine Art Photogra

Maceo Parker


Lil Buck: A Jookin’ Jam Session Lil Buck’s entrancing and elegant jookin’ dances have amazed everyone from Super Bowl halftime audiences to classic music fans at Lincoln Hall. 8pm. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $20-$49. Call 893-3535.

Maceo Parker with The Jones Family Singers The legendary funk saxophonist Maceo Parker gets extra oomph with help from The Jones Family Singers, a Texas-based gospel tour de force made of seven siblings and their father. 8pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $15-$40. Call 893-3535.


(10/26-11/13) Return to the Forbidden Planet This fabulously campy musical is based on the classic sci-fi film Forbidden Planet, featuring a galactically groovy playlist of ’50s and ’60s rock classics. 7pm. Please visit the website for more showtimes. Rubicon Theatre Company, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. $30-$64. Call 667-2900.


Norah Jones Norah Jones will come to town just after the release of her newest album, with brand-new tunes that bring her back to her soulful and plaintive piano roots. 7pm. S.B. Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. $53-$73. Call 962-7411.

FRIDAY 10/28

The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet Known to dabble in styles from across the globe, from traditional African melodies to klezmer folk tunes to Spanish flamenco guitar, the Grammy Award–winning quartet will take you on a musical journey with their impressive guitar skills. 8pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $39-$105. Call 963-0761.

SUNDAY 10/30

Halloween Silent Film with Organ Concert Scott Foppiano plays the Arlington’s Morton Wonder Organ to soundtrack two classic silent horror films, Habeas Corpus and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. 2pm. Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. $2-$9. Call 963-4408.

(10/30-10/31) 23rd Annual Haunted House and Street Fair Enter this abandoned fishing village, and step into the dark mystery of “The Fog,” where you must find your way out of the haunted haze. 6-10pm. Solvang Festival Theater, 420 2nd St., Solvang. $9-$11. Call 688-7529.

MONDAY 10/31

Music Is Love Presents: NGHTMRE The L.A.-based dance producer will make your dance dreams come true with this Halloween night party. 7pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. $25-$40. Call 252-7650.




Morrissey Morrissey headlines the 4th Annual Día de los Muertos Celebration at the S.B. Bowl, along with the Mexican Institute of Sound, Rubén Albarrán, and more. 5pm. S.B. Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. $44.50-$84.50. Call 962-7411.

Zakir Hussain, Niladri Kumar Hear Indian classical compositions from two of the genre’s best practitioners when tabla master Zakir Hussain and sitar savant Niladri Kumar pair for a night of deeply moving music. 8pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $10-$35. Call 893-3535.


Q.T. Luong’s Treasured Lands: A Photographic Odyssey through America’s National Parks If the photography of Ansel Adams was one of the biggest factors in the establishment of our national parks, then Q.T. Luong, one of the most prolific photographers of all 59 parks, is continuing the tradition of beautiful and powerful portraits. 7:30pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. Free. Call 893-3535.


ADC Lecture: Bertram Goodhue and Irving Gill: The Panama California Exhibition and the L.A. Public Library USC’s Kenneth Alan Breisch will discuss the history behind one of L.A.’s most iconic buildings, the L.A. Public Library, and the dynamic between Bertram Goodhue and his predecessor, Irving Gill. Reception: 5:30pm; lecture: 6pm. AD&A Museum, UCSB. Free. Call 893-2951.

Sérgio Mendes & Brasil 2016 One of the greatest and most internationally successful Brazilian artists of all time will mark 50 years since the formation of his band Brazil ’66 and come to our area in a banner year for the Olympiad host nation and its culture. 8pm. Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Hwy. 246, Santa Ynez. $25-$35. Ages 21+. Call 686-0855.

(11/3-11/13) Out of the Box Theatre Company presents Lizzie The always exciting Out of the Box Theatre Company puts on this bloody good musical about America’s favorite little Victorian ax-murder suspect, Lizzie Borden. Thu.-Sat.: 8pm; Sun: 2pm. Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo. $18-$28. Call 963-0408.

Joan Baez One of the most resonant voices of the anti-Vietnam movement, the folk singer continues to ring true with her powerful folk singing and peaceful politics. 8pm. Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. $23-$78. Call 893-3535.


(11/4 and 11/6) Opera S.B.: George Bizet’s Carmen This classic opéra comique is famed for its brilliant melodies and controversial story about the turbulent affair between a soldier and a gypsy. Fri.: 7:30pm; Sun.: 2:30pm. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $29-$204. Call 899-2222.


Ben Bliss The unanimously acclaimed tenor will sing Britten, Mozart, Duparc, Bellini, Respighi, Donizetti, and Chausson in addition to conducting a master class on singing. 3pm. Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd. $10-$32. Call 893-3535.

8th Annual Buellton Holiday Bazaar Get a kick start on holiday shopping with special handmade creations from Santa Ynez Valley artisans and gift makers. 10am-3pm. Buellton Recreation Ctr., 301 2nd St., Buellton. Free. Call 688-1086.



Versa-Style Dance Company L.A.’s ultra-fresh dance troupe uses hip-hop and timeless Motown tunes to address issues of social struggle and to inspire hope. 3pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $12-$16. Call 893-3535.


Whose Live Anyway? The incomparable improvisation of Whose Line comes to town with favorites Ryan Stiles and Greg Proops, recurring player Jeff B. Davis, and actor and comedian Joel Murray, who will dazzle you with their dizzying comedic dexterity and spur-of-the-moment hilarity. 8pm. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $16-$69. Call 893-3535.

FRIDAY 11/11

A Benefit Concert for Creativity and Awakening Featuring Hauschka and The Kin Germany’s experimental pianist Hauschka and creative pop auteurs The Kin will join Bodhi Path S.B.’s Dawa Tarchin Phillips in a night centered on creativity and its role in spiritual awakening. 7:30pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $25-$125. Call 963-0761.

Vocalosity This 12-piece a capella group composed of Broadway performers and competitors from The Sing-Off and The Voice will have you singing along with joy to their impressive vocal talents. 8pm. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $24-$73. Call 899-2222.

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue The beautiful Spanish-style interiors of the Arlington will feel like the bustling streets of New Orleans for a night when Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue bring their buoyant Big Easy sound to town with one of the most exciting jazz acts of our time. 8pm. Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. $38-$58. Call 963-4408.

Veterans Day Ceremony Honor those who gave the greatest sacrifice at this hour-long ceremony with the S.B. Choral Society, who will grace this moving tribute to all veterans. 10-11am. S.B. Cemetery, 901 Channel Dr. Free. Call 259-4394.


John Cleese & Eric Idle The Monty Python cofounders and kings of surreal comedy will match up for another meeting of the minds with their legendary sense of humor and profound wit. 8pm. Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. $59.50-$99.50. Call 963-4408.

Veterans Parade & Concert This is a star-spangled salute to all veterans, where heroes from all branches of the military, WWII vehicles and reenactors, and military aircraft flyovers will commemorate decades of dedicated countrymen and women who have served our country. Parade: noon, begins on Sola St., goes down State St., and ends at the Veterans Memorial Building; concert: 1:30pm; Veterans Memorial Building, 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd. Free. Call 259-4394.

SUNDAY 11/13

Macario Part of the Cine en Domingo Film Series, the first Mexican film to ever be nominated for an Academy Award tells the story of a poor man named Macario who encounters La Muerte, who changes his fate forever. 3pm. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $7.50-$20. Call 899-2222.

MONDAY 11/14

Captain Scott Kelly The NASA astronaut will speak on his year in space and his 143-million-mile journey around the globe that taught him one-of-a-kind lessons on Earth, leadership, teamwork, and perseverance. 7:30pm. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $16-$89. Call 893-3535.


Dayton Duncan: Lands for the Public: The Evolution of the National Park Idea The writer and producer of Ken Burns’s documentary and former director of the National Park Foundation will speak on the ever-evolving park system and its role in our country. 7:30pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $10-$20. Call 893-3535.


Kris Kristofferson He may be 80, but age hasn’t stopped the hit-writing chart-topper, who will come to town in an intimate acoustic set with selections from his 27-album repertoire. 7:30pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $75.57. Call 963-0761.

Sol Gabetta, Alessio Bax The charismatic cellist has been one of the world’s most sought-after soloists ever since the age of 10. Here she will pair with pianist Alessio Bax for an up-close and intensely felt classical performance. 7pm. Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd. $10-$32. Call 893-3535.


Pop-up Shakespeare Experience Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets in an entirely new way in this nontraditional mix of short plays, films, and dances in unexpected spaces across the museum. 5-7:45pm. S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free. Call 963-4364.

Olivia Newton-John From 1974’s “I Honestly Love You” to 1981’s “Physical” to the songs from Grease, this English-Australian singer has been one of America’s sweethearts with her irresistible pop hits and health and environmental advocacy. 8pm. Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Hwy. 246, Santa Ynez. $55-$95. Ages 21+. Call 686-0855.


FRIDAY 11/18

Neko Case With her incredible voice and darkly surreal lyrics, Neko Case has proved to be one of the most vital contemporary singers/songwriters in any genre, reaching beyond the genre confines of country to create a sound all her own. 8pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $15-$40. Call 893-3535.


Bill Carter A renowned songwriter who manages to stand out among others from his town of Austin, Bill Carter has quietly impressed critics and fans of bluegrass and Americana music with his under-the-radar excellence. 8pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $39. Call 963-0761.

Ping Chong + Company: Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity This interview-based theater production will be narrated by five young Muslim New Yorkers, who will describe their experiences coming of age in post-9/11 N.Y.C. 8pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $15-$38. Call 893-3535.

Brian Skerry

Brian Skerry

SUNDAY 11/20

Brian Skerry: Ocean Wild: The Light Beneath the Seas Go beneath the surface and get an in-depth look at the lives of dolphins and other undersea denizens with this talk from National Geographic underwater photojournalist Brian Skerry. 3pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $15-$25. Call 893-3535.

MONDAY 11/21

The Letters Part of the Movies That Matter series with Hal Conklin and in collaboration with Old Mission S.B., this story follows the strengths, struggles, and spirituality of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. 7pm. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $10-$20. Call 893-3535.


Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Smash Get off your couch, head on down to the zoo for a smashingly fun time, and watch in delight as elephants, gorillas, and other zoo animals play with pumpkins. 10am-3:30pm. S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Free with admission. Call 962-5339.


Peter and the Wolf Join storyteller Michael Katz and the S.B. Symphony for this classic tale of young Peter and the wolf he hunts. 3pm. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $10-$50. Call 899-2222.

MONDAY 11/28

Charles Lloyd & The Marvels The iconic saxophonist and recent NEA Jazz Master returns to town with his always welcome and always marvelous jazz renditions. 8pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $39-$105. Call 963-0761.


(11/29-11/30) Broadway Christmas Wonderland Deck the halls with Broadway cheer with this spectacular holiday show, where old favorites like “Jingle Bells” and “Winter Wonderland” come to life with theatrical pizzazz and charm. 7:30pm. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $44-$69. Call 899-2222.


Cup of Culture: El Canto del Colibrí This intimate documentary shows immigrant Latino fathers across the U.S. recounting the impact of their LGBTQ children’s coming out. Stay for the live Q&A with director Marco Castro-Bojorquez following the film. 6-7pm. MultiCultural Ctr. Theater, UCSB. Free. Not rated. Call 893-2064.

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