UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures - All Events

Ticket Office: (805) 893-3535
MON - FRI / 10AM - 5PM

All Events

2019 – 2020 Season

Jane

Thu, Feb 27 / 7:30 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

An unprecedented, intimate film about Jane Goodall – a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world's most admired conservationists.
FREE EVENT

Bill McKibben

Our Changing Climate: A Global Movement of Reform

Sat, Feb 29 / 7:30 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

Leading the movement against human-induced climate change, Bill McKibben is the author of The End of Nature and the new book Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Run Itself Out?
BUY TICKETS

Bill Bryson

The Body: A Guide for Occupants

Mon, Mar 2 / 7:30 PM / GRANADA THEATRE

Bill Bryson, bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, now takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body.
BUY TICKETS

Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal

She Remembers Everything

Wed, Mar 4 / 8:00 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

With an iconic sound that transcends country, pop, rock and blues, Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal summon powerful material rich with history, heartache, strength and humanity.
BUY TICKETS

David Wallace-Wells

Surviving the World: Making the Best of a Burdened Planet

Thu, Mar 5 / 7:30 PM / THE NEW VIC

Author of the bestseller The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, David Wallace-Wells explores how climate change shapes our politics, our culture and our emotional lives.
Contact the Ticket Office

The Wood Brothers

with special guests Birds of Chicago

Fri, Mar 6 / 8:00 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

Grammy-nominated roots trio The Wood Brothers combines rich harmonies, unwavering grooves, a kaleidoscopic array of influences and exemplary musicianship into a must-see live show.
BUY TICKETS

Michael Barenboim and
the West-Eastern Divan Ensemble

Sat, Mar 7 / 4:00 PM / HAHN HALL

Created in honor of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, the ensemble spreads the mission that opposing sides can build bridges and encourage people to imagine a better future.
BUY TICKETS

Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, Charlie Musselwhite

Sat, Mar 7 / 7:00 PM / ARLINGTON THEATRE

Three blues legends – a pair of guitar heroes and a revered harmonica player – come together for an unforgettable night of music.
BUY TICKETS

Brian Greene

Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe

Mon, Mar 9 / 7:30 PM / GRANADA THEATRE

Join celebrated theoretical physicist Brian Greene on a captivating exploration of deep time and humanity's search for purpose.
BUY TICKETS

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Tue, Mar 10 / 7:30 PM / POLLOCK THEATER

A cinematic meditation on humanity's massive reengineering of the planet, this film follows the research of the Anthropocene Working Group for an unforgettable look at our species' breadth and impact.
FREE EVENT

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Wed, Mar 11 / 7:30 PM / ARLINGTON THEATRE

Featuring the world’s best films and videos on mountain subjects from extreme sports to culture and environment, the tour awes viewers with thrills and grandeur.
BUY TICKETS

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Thu, Mar 12 / 7:30 PM / ARLINGTON THEATRE

Featuring the world’s best films and videos on mountain subjects from extreme sports to culture and environment, the tour awes viewers with thrills and grandeur.
BUY TICKETS

Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE

Gombe: 60 Years of Discovery

Tue, Mar 31 / 7:30 PM / ARLINGTON THEATRE

60 years on from her revolutionary work with chimpanzees in Tanzania, Jane Goodall still inspires each of us to take action on behalf of all living things and the planet we share.
Contact the Ticket Office

Lyon Opera Ballet

Trois Grandes Fugues

Wed, Apr 1 / 8:00 PM / GRANADA THEATRE

France’s world-renowned Lyon Opera Ballet performs the West Coast premiere of its revolutionary program featuring three major female choreographers.
BUY TICKETS

Lyon Opera Ballet

Trois Grandes Fugues

Thu, Apr 2 / 8:00 PM / GRANADA THEATRE

France’s world-renowned Lyon Opera Ballet performs Trois Grandes Fugues, its revolutionary program featuring three major female choreographers.
BUY TICKETS

Samin Nosrat
and Yotam Ottolenghi

Fri, Apr 3 / 7:30 PM / GRANADA THEATRE

A mouthwatering evening with two James Beard Award-winning cookbook authors and chefs, who will share their passion for everything food as they dish secrets from the kitchen.
BUY TICKETS

Yamato

Sat, Apr 4 / 3:00 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

Marking Yamato’s 25th anniversary, this thrilling, high-energy new show takes the taiko ensemble's tremendous virtuosity, strength, spirit and sheer endurance to a soaring new level.
BUY TICKETS

Bryan Stevenson

American Injustice:
Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference

Sun, Apr 5 / 7:30 PM / GRANADA THEATRE

MacArthur Fellow Bryan Stevenson is an attorney, human rights activist, author of Just Mercy and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative.
BUY TICKETS

Yefim Bronfman and the
New York Philharmonic String Quartet

Tue, Apr 7 / 7:00 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

This exquisite concert sees pianist Yefim Bronfman performing with the New York Philharmonic String Quartet, made up of the orchestra’s principal string players.
BUY TICKETS

DakhaBrakha

Thu, Apr 9 / 8:00 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

DakhaBrakha weaves Ukrainian folk melodies into a subversive musical tapestry that embraces indie rock, pop, hip hop and innovative and traditional instrumentation from around the world.
Event has been Canceled

Kandi White

Environmental Justice and Indigenous Communities

Mon, Apr 13 / 7:30 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

A lead organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network, Kandi White is fighting the impacts that climate change and environmental injustice are having on indigenous communities across North America.
FREE EVENT

Jennifer Koh
and Davóne Tines

Everything That Rises Must Converge

Wed, Apr 15 / 8:00 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

In this multimedia collaboration, Koh and Tines examine how their family histories have influenced their artistry and reveal a universal history shared by immigrants and minority Americans.
BUY TICKETS

Hamza Akram Qawwal & Brothers

Sufi Chants of Pakistan

Thu, Apr 16 / 8:00 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

Pakistan’s acclaimed Hamza Akram Qawwal & Brothers perform riveting interpretations of qawwali, an ancient Sufi improvisational vocal tradition that dates back more than seven centuries.
BUY TICKETS

Mohsin Hamid

in Conversation with Pico Iyer

Fri, Apr 17 / 7:30 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

Mohsin Hamid takes on ethnic identity, class disparity and mass-urbanization in his bold, inventive novels including Exit West, The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Moth Smoke.
BUY TICKETS

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Sat, Apr 18 / 7:30 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

Explore the history of African-American people from the origins of slavery in Africa through the present with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., one of the country’s most influential cultural historians.
Event has been Canceled

Ranky Tanky

Sun, Apr 19 / 7:00 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

Charleston’s high-spirited Ranky Tanky is a dynamo quintet mixing the lowcountry traditions of their West African ancestors with dynamic doses of jazz, gospel, funk and R&B.
BUY TICKETS

Brooklyn Rider

Healing Modes

Tue, Apr 21 / 8:00 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

Iconoclastic Brooklyn Rider’s new program focuses on Beethoven’s Opus 132 and responses to the masterwork from five women composers including Caroline Shaw and Du Yun.
BUY TICKETS

Jane Lubchenco

From a Rude Awakening to a Bold New Vision: The Path from a Disastrous Oil Spill to a Sustainable Future

Wed, Apr 22 / 7:30 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

MacArthur fellow, former presidential advisor and distinguished professor Jane Lubchenco is a renowned marine biologist and champion of engagement between scientists and society.
FREE EVENT

John Leguizamo

Thu, Apr 23 / 8:00 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

On the heels of a special Tony Award for his lifetime body of work as both a playwright and performer, Leguizamo brings his irresistibly irreverent brand of comedy to a new evening inspired by his entire life story.
BUY TICKETS

Stile Antico

Breaking the Habit: Music by and for Women in Renaissance Europe

Sat, Apr 25 / 7:00 PM / TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH

The three-time Grammy-nominated group Stile Antico is one of the world’s finest vocal ensembles, renowned for vibrant and expressive performances of Renaissance polyphony.
BUY TICKETS

Yvon Chouinard

Protecting Public Land

Sun, Apr 26 / 3:00 PM / GRANADA THEATRE

A moderated conversation with Yvon Chouinard and featuring clips from Patagonia’s upcoming film, This Land.
FREE EVENT

Gautier Capuçon, cello
Yuja Wang, piano

Mon, Apr 27 / 7:00 PM / GRANADA THEATRE

Incandescent pianist Yuja Wang returns in an exceptional duo alongside the dazzling French cellist Gautier Capuçon, her close friend and source of inspiration.
BUY TICKETS

Naomi Klein

The Case for a Green New Deal

Wed, Apr 29 / 7:30 PM / GRANADA THEATRE

Award-winning journalist Naomi Klein is the bestselling author of The Shock Doctrine, This Changes Everything and her most recent, On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal.
BUY TICKETS

Jon Batiste and Stay Human

Fri, May 1 / 8:00 PM / GRANADA THEATRE

Following his life-affirming Santa Barbara debut last season Jon Batiste is back with the full force of his band, pounding the keys in a high-octane night of pure musical joy.
BUY TICKETS

Circa

Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus

Sat, May 2 / 3:00 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

Straight from the score and onto the stage, Mozart appears, tumbling and twirling as daredevil artists fuse physical comedy and mischievous antics in this family show with a circus twist.
BUY TICKETS

Elizabeth Rush

Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore

Mon, May 4 / 7:30 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

Author of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize finalist Rising, Elizabeth Rush explores how humans adapt to changes enacted upon them by forces seemingly beyond their control.
FREE EVENT

Elizabeth Strout

in Conversation with Pico Iyer

Tue, May 12 / 7:30 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

Elizabeth Strout's lauded collection of works of fiction include the Pulitzer-winning short story collection Olive Kitteridge, The Burgess Boys and My Name Is Lucy Barton.
BUY TICKETS

Ephrat Asherie Dance

Odeon

Thu, May 14 / 8:00 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

A New York-based b-girl with extensive training in ballet and modern dance, Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie returns with her company, revealing and exploring the complexities of street dance forms.
BUY TICKETS

Ephrat Asherie Dance

Odeon

Fri, May 15 / 8:00 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

A New York-based b-girl with extensive training in ballet and modern dance, Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie returns with her company, revealing and exploring the complexities of street dance forms.
BUY TICKETS
Terms of Use  /   Accessibility  /   Contact

Your cart has expired. The cart automatically expires 20 minutes after you add your first tickets.

Your cart will expire at 12:00 AM. Do you need more time?