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

Kelly McGonigal

“A passionate student of the mind and an unabashed believer in human potential. Part scientist, part storyteller, she translates the complexities of...

4/13 5pm
Ranky Tanky

FREE for UCSB students (registration required) Running time: approx. 60 min. Ticket holders will be able to replay this event for one week. (Note: tickets...

4/15 5pm
Moshin Hamid

"Hamid has created a fictional universe that captures the global perils percolating beneath today’s headlines." The New York Times Known for his ingeniously...

4/16 7pm
Ephrat Asherie Dance

“The talented break dancer Ephrat Asherie is known in the dance world as Bounce...for her uncalculated, effervescent dancing.” The New York Times Ephrat...

4/20 5pm
Dr. Robert Bullard

“Whether by conscious design or institutional neglect, communities of color in urban ghettos, in rural 'poverty pockets', or on economically impoverished...

4/21 5pm

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