UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures - House Calls All Access Pass

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House Calls All Access Pass
Intimate, interactive online events you won't find anywhere else.

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Billy Strings
THU, SEP 24 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL
Nashville-based bluegrass phenom Billy Strings is rewiring the genre with elements of punk, country, folk rock and psychedelic exploration.
Jason Isbell
THU, OCT 01 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL
Whether solo, with his former band the Drive-By Truckers or fronting The 400 Unit, four-time Grammy winner Jason Isbell writes songs that are master classes in narrative.
Gillian Tett
THU, OCT 08 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL
Financial Times U.S. Editor-at-Large Gillian Tett will address some of the most pressing economic, financial, political and social issues the market faces today.
Nathaniel Rateliff
WED, OCT 14 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL
After much acclaim with his band The Night Sweats, Nathaniel Rateliff returns to his unguarded, revealing solo work that speaks to staying strong through struggle.
Barbara Kingsolver
in Conversation with Pico Iyer
FRI, OCT 16 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL
Among the most relevant and original chroniclers of our times, Barbara Kingsolver is the beloved author of The Poisonwood Bible, Animal Dreams, The Bean Trees and nearly a dozen other bestsellers.
Vivek H. Murthy, MD
FRI, OCT 23 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL
The 19th U.S. Surgeon General and author of Together will talk about his work on loneliness and the current state of public health and take questions on these critical topics for our time.
Mike Birbiglia
THU, OCT 29 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL
With his “genius blend of confessional and observational comedy” (The New York Times), Birbiglia will read from his new memoir followed by an off-the-cuff Q&A with the audience.
Danish String Quartet
THU, NOV 12 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL
A Santa Barbara favorite, the Danish String Quartet will play an elegant program featuring Shostakovich and a short selection of folk tunes from their homeland, followed by a conversation.
Rhiannon Giddens
with Francesco Turrisi
there is no Other
SUN, NOV 15 / 11:00 AM / VIRTUAL
Showcasing her spectacular banjo and fiddle playing, passionate vocals and perceptive songwriting, Giddens will perform a special concert from her home in Ireland, followed by a Q&A.
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano
SUN, NOV 22 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL
This astounding sibling duo will bring their tight-knit communication, exuberance and humility to an intimate chamber music performance and conversation from their home in England.
Cheryl Strayed
in Conversation with Pico Iyer
THU, DEC 03 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL
Author of the bestselling books Wild, Tiny Beautiful Things and Brave Enough, Cheryl Strayed encourages readers to live large, love hard and be brave enough to break their own hearts.
China Forbes & Thomas Lauderdale
THU, DEC 10 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL
Pink Martini's China Forbes and Thomas Lauderdale join together for a charming cabaret performance crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop, followed by Q&A.
Anne Lamott
Notes on Hope
THU, JAN 14 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL
In this candid, insightful and hilarious House Calls program and Q&A, bestselling author Anne Lamott will help us rediscover the nuggets of hope that are buried within.
Jake Shimabukuro
TUE, JAN 19 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL
With his out-of-the-box blend of stunning virtuosity and deep musicality, ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro takes the four-string, two-octave instrument to places no one has gone before.
Puzzles & Ping-Pong with Will Shortz
THU, JAN 28 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL
New York Times crossword editor and avid table tennis player Will Shortz answers your puzzle-related puzzlements from his famed Westchester Table Tennis Center.
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