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

Cirque Eloize: Hotel

“A particularly stunning amalgam of theater, modern dance, original music...and top-notch circus skills.” Time Out, New York “The glamour of a high-flying...

2/18 7pm
Anita Hill: From Social Movement to Social Impact

“Hill was transformed into a symbol and catalyst for the #MeToo movement in support of sexual-harassment victims, decades before it had a name.” The New...

2/19 7:30pm
Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group: Texas Music Legend

“For more than 30 years, Lovett has been putting out consistently solid albums that carry the torch for not only traditional country music storytelling, but...

2/20 8pm
Jill Lepore: This America

“The most prolific, nimble, and interesting writer of American history today, vigorously kicking at the past until she dislodges it from the ossifying grip...

2/21 7:30pm
Miloš and Friends: The Voice of the Guitar

“One of the most exciting and communicative classical guitarists today.” The New York Times A young star who has revitalized the role of the guitar in...

2/23 4pm

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