Arts & Lectures

Arts & Lectures

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Founded in 1959, UCSB Arts & Lectures is the largest and most influential arts and lectures organization between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Arts & Lectures annually presents more than a hundred events, from critically acclaimed concerts and dance performances by world-renowned artists to talks by groundbreaking authors and film series at UCSB and Santa Barbara-area venues. With a mission to "educate, entertain and inspire," A&L also oversees an outreach program that brings visiting artists and speakers into local classrooms and other venues for master classes, open rehearsals, discussions and more, serving K-12 students, college students and the general public.

Upcoming Events

Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable

When 13 year old Bethany Hamilton was attacked by a 15-foot tiger shark, the run-in cost her her left arm. But not only did she survive the attack, she was...

8/5 8:30pm
Pele Birth of a Legend

Pelé. A name known around the world, a sports legend who changed soccer forever and a national hero who carried the hopes and dreams of a country on his...

8/12 8:30pm
Friday Night Lights

In Odessa, Texas, 1988, the financial bust is evident in its boarded-up shops and broken lives. Yet one hope sustains the community: Once a week during...

8/19 8:30pm

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The Karate Kid

7/22/2020

Elizabeth Strout

5/12/2020

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