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So You Think You Can Dance?

The Vanessa Isaac Samba Group is looking for dancers and drummers for this year’s Solstice Parade. Isaac, along with renowned percussionist Chalo Eduardo, will be holding rehearsal workshops starting Wednesday, May 7 (for dancers), and Sunday, May 18 (for drummers). Classes will be held at the Ginga Multicultural Arts Center (219 Gray Ave.). Call 682-9495 or email for details.

Capitol Steps

Representative Lois Capps is inviting artwork from S.B. high schoolers to submit for this year’s Congressional Art Competition. The winning piece will hang in Washington, D.C.’s Capitol Building. Submissions must be received by Friday, May 2, to the Santa Barbara District Office (101 W. Anapamu St., Suite C). Call Emily Ghan at (202) 225-3601 for contest rules.

Something to Talk About

On Friday, April 25, TACA (Talk About Curing Autism) will hold a benefit concert for Santa Barbara youths and families living with autism. The show, taking place at the Santa Barbara Fair & Expo, will feature performances by Lanny Sherwin, Penfifteen Club, and Kodi Lee. The show starts at 5:30 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at or the Earl Warren Showgrounds (3400 Calle Real).


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