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

Danish String Quartet & Danish National Girls Choir: Only U.S. Date

Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violin Frederik Øland, violin Asbjørn Nørgaard, viola Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin, cello The Nordic lads and fierce friends who’ve...

11/12 7pm
Danish String Quartet

The Nordic lads and fierce friends who’ve captured the hearts of Santa Barbara’s music lovers and the world with their “warmth, wit, beautiful tone and...

11/13 7pm
Anita: Speaking Truth to Power

A film about women's rights icon Anita Hill An entire country watched as a poised African-American woman sat before a Senate committee of 14 white men and...

11/14 7:30pm
 Sérgio Mendes & Bebel Gilberto

The 60th Anniversary of Bossa Nova Bossa nova was born on July 10, 1958, at the old Odeon recording studios in Rio de Janeiro, when a João Gilberto...

11/17 7pm
Preservation Hall Jazz Band: A Tuba to Cuba

Holding the torch of New Orleans music aloft for more than 50 years, Preservation Hall Jazz Band finds its classic sound invigorated by the band’s...

11/21 8pm

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