5. Stand up Stories - Multicultural Tales to Live By

September 20 - October 1

Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Embedded into four fables are life lessons and moral principles, which will make up the entertaining one-hour show. Stories from Greece; Africa; China and a Native American tale directed by the master teacher and performer James Donlon are included in the public show. Using a unique blend of storytelling, movement, masks, live music, and the imagination of their audiences, Boxtales presents an authentic re-visioning of the art form. You can meet the performers after the show on the Lobero front patio too.  These are the only two public performances this year.

4. Flamenco Arts Festival: Gala Performance Compania Patricia Guerrero

September 30 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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The Flamenco Arts Festival presents a captivating offering from featured award-winning artist Patricia Guerrero in the U.S. Premiere of Upclose with Juan José Amador and Paco Iglesias.  Ms. Guerrero has achieved tremendous success with her signature style and has developed an intimate show that pays tribute to the three elements of flamenco: guitar, song, and dance.  Ms. Guerrero is stunning on stage and her choreography is unique and compelling. The Lobero Theatre is the perfect setting for a show that will be traditional in concept, but contemporary in its approach. Before the performance, David Asbell, Executive Director of the Lobero Theatre, will receive the Alberto Pizano Award for the Arts. Ticket prices include award presentation and theatre fee / All seats reserved.

3. An Evening with Tom Jones

September 30 at 8:00 PM

Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St., Santa Barbara, CA 93103

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Tom Jones’ 50-year career has remarkably gone from strength to strength. Along with sustaining his popularity as a live performer and recording artist for five decades, he has garnered – at the age of 76 – the best reviews of his career for his most recent albums, Long Lost Suitcase, Spirit In The Room and Praise & Blame (Island/Universal). Critics across the world are unanimous in their approval and admiration for both the recorded work and the performance of it in concert.

2.  Parallel Stories: Richard Rodriguez in Conversation

October 1 at 2:30 PM

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Timed to coincide with the Getty Initiative, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, the far-reaching and ambitious consideration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 to January 2018 across Southern California, noted author, essayist, and commentator Richard Rodriguez explores the color brown as a metaphor for mixture, and thus the key to our cosmopolitan societies where lives interact and borrow from one another. Just as the great Mexican philosopher and essayist Octavio Paz once celebrated the dense, rich, layered complexity that is Mexican mole, opposing it to the American mania for clear gravy (American pot roast), Rodriguez embraces mixture as an essential part of the human experience.

1. Story-telling: Narrative Paintings in Asian Art

October 1 at 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Pictures that tell stories serve as powerful vehicles to illuminate important events, promote cultural and religious values, or express personal views. This exhibition features eight narrative paintings from China, Japan, India, and Tibet, showcasing the diversity of the format and expressive versatility of these Asian cultures. Dating from the 17th through 19th centuries, the paintings offer a variety of distinct approaches to pictorial storytelling. This includes, among others, examples of continuous narration within a single frame, a handscroll annotated with extensive text, and a monumental textile panel comprised of dozens of successive scenes. The exhibition is drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection with loans from local collectors, and coincides with the contemporary survey Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now, exploring Soares’ experimentation with temporality, narrative, and memory.

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