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As with most living things, the arts come alive in spring, giving enthusiasts and casual appreciators just a few more reasons to get out and start exploring. This season, live music returns to the Santa Barbara Bowl, PCPA’s Festival Theater reopens its doors, and UCSB’s Arts & Lectures truly kicks things into high gear in the final months of their 50th anniversary programming. Below, you’ll find a selection of spring arts highlights, chosen by Independent arts editors. For a full rundown of event listings, visit

• Dance

• Pop & Rock

• Film

• Classical

• Books & Lectures

• Visual Arts

• Theater

• Venues


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