While we all appreciate the comforts of home-like picking up a good book, brewing a cup of tea, and putting a stack of lacquered 78s on the old Victrola-that’s really not what the Big Producer upstairs intended for us here in Santa Barbara, especially when there’s such great stuff going on outside our living rooms. When it comes to arts and entertainment, the back-to-school and pre-holiday season of autumn tends to reign supreme. And there’s never been an autumn quite like the present one in Santa Barbara, which promises to be the biggest, baddest, most all-out entertaining arts season ever. Where else can you see and hear the greatest art and performers in the world without leaving the six-block radius of a beautiful historic arts district? Every major arts organization in town-from CAMA and the Music Academy to UCSB Arts & Lectures and Ensemble Theatre-has at least one spectacular project in the works, and it’s up to us as a city to get out there and support them all. So for the fall at least, put down your knitting, pick up your tickets, and hit the streets. Art adventures await you.
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