Maybe space is the place

Salvation arrives - "We Want the Funk" - UCSB Theater & Dance 5/27/16 Hatlen Theater

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What do you get when you mix Sun Ra’s interplanetary “cosmic philosophy” with funk music and the decline of the auto industry? We Want the Funk, a rustbelt lullaby on the one! It’s a hot brand new new play written by NEA award-winning playwright Idris Goodwin, developed and presented by UCSB’s Theater &…

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A full evening

Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra Supper Club  5/17/16 Lobero Theatre courtyard

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The Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra offers patrons a full evening’s entertainment at each of it’s concerts.  Delicious food, special wine and an inteview with a member of the orchestra are regular features of the Supper Club which begins the event. For the May iteration of this popular program, Refugio Ranch Vineyards provided…

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Let’s dance

SBDI's "Rhythms From Around The World" 1st show, solo runs 5/15/16 Marjorie Luke theatre

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Santa Barbara Dance Institute’s mission is “to inspire children to realize their true potential by motivating them to believe in themselves, be responsible, and develop a personal standard of excellence.” A lofty goal which yeilds some big results – a decrease in school violence and real academic improvements, as well as more…

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Doing Women’s Work

State Street Ballet - "Anne's Window" by Cecily Stewart 5/14/16 New Vic Theatre

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Women’s work is never finished, but some was definitely “done” at the New Vic Theatre when State Street Ballet presented an eclectic program of works by 5 women choreographers. Beginning with “Vista,”a classically grounded ensemble and pas de deux by Sophie Monat set to Bach and ending with a theater/dance work “Anne’s Window” by Cecily…

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