Santa Barbara’s Contemporary Arts Forum welcomes new members with an extra-special catered party, season preview, and mix-and-mingle event this Thursday, September 24. A one-year, tax-deductible membership guarantees admission. Call 966-5273 x105 or visit to sign up.


It’s official: Ensemble Theatre Company is saying goodbye to its longtime Alhecama Theatre home and moving to the Victoria Hall Theater. The company recently announced its relocation plans, which include a 30-year lease and massive renovation plans for the Victoria Street building.


The Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s free fall lecture series is in full swing, and this Sunday, September 27, the museum plays host to UCLA professor Lothar von Falkenhausen, who’ll speak on the history of Chinese funeral customs in conjunction with the new Noble Tombs at Mawangdui exhibit. Call 884-6430 or visit for details.


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