ON Culture | Group Art Shows, Plastic Harpoons, Bulletproof Unicorns, Glass Onions, and More!
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Comedy: YouTube sensation Daniel Howell arrives on the Lobero on Monday (5/12) and Kat Sophia did an incredible interview with the British comic, by which she coated every little thing from what it is prefer to turn into well-known on the web to his very public popping out, his encounter with Taylor Swift (she drew an image of him) and extra. You can learn it right here.
She had me on “Unicorn” – is there a extra magical phrase within the English language? (Please inform my husband to get his thoughts out of the gutter!) The harrowing, hilarious true story of her drunk brother who’s making an attempt to homicide her is the topic of Stacie Burrows’ new darkish comedy solo present Bulletproof Unicorn, coming to the Center Stage Theater December 8-10. Burrows, who was one half of the musical comedy duo Mommy Tonk for 10 years, brings this present to city contemporary from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and two bought out exhibits in .LA. For extra data, see centerstagetheater.org.
Music: We’ve had a great deal of nice music on the town recently, together with some new tunes from indie/people/rock band Plastic Harpoons, who’re having a free album launch occasion present tonight at Figueroa Mountain within the Funk Zone host. Watch Callie Fausey’s story right here. Among the various native artists performing on the Grace Fisher Foundation’s fifth annual Winter Music Showcase on Friday, December 9 (learn my story right here) is the Folk Orchestra of Santa Barbara. The group additionally performs Christmas music from world wide on December seventeenth on the Presidio Chapel and December 18th on the Marjorie Luke Theater. Visit folkorchestrasb.com for particulars.
As if there was any doubt that nation is a factor right here now, nation singer Brett Young is coming to the Santa Barbara Bowl on May 19 with Morgan Evans and Ashley Cooke. Tickets go on sale right here right now. In case you missed them, we have now on-line evaluations for Reggae on the Mountain Festival, Allison Russell, Dominic Fike, and the Santa Barbara Symphony, amongst others. Keep your eyes peeled for extra beneathIndependent.comas Joe Woodard, Maggie Yates and I all have very full dance tickets over the following few weeks.
Theatre: I sit up for the opening of A Christmas music by the Ensemble Theater Company this weekend (see Maggie Yates preview right here). I assume will probably be a pleasant distinction to what’s very entertaining Spirited, the musical model of the story by Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds, out now on the Metropolitan Theaters and streaming on Apple TV. I’m additionally very excited for the revival of Is not wrongdoing – a 1978 Tony Award-winning musical with music by Fats Waller – on the Rubicon (rubicontheatre.org) subsequent weekend in Ventura.
On the web site
Alert for aspiring playwrights! The Ensemble Theater Company is now accepting purposes for the sixth Annual Festival of Young Playwrights. FREE and open to writers ages 14-19. This is a four-month program designed that can assist you study the craft of playwriting – together with the event of a brief play produced with skilled actors and administrators. How cool is that! Applications shall be accepted till December fifteenth. For additional data, click on right here.
On the large display screen
There are so many nice movies on the market proper now. Check out our evaluations for tar, PinocchioBanshees of Inisherin, Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams, EO, and Armageddon interval, with extra on the best way very quickly.
On the partitions
There’s no higher time than the vacation season to point out your assist for native arts and artists. Check out Larry Vigon’s particular Christmas present Madonna and Bunny and Friends at Silo118. The opening reception is on Saturday third December from 5pm to 7pm and the work, which incorporates a variety of linocuts, prints on paper and steel, unique work and ink drops on water and restricted version prints, is solely wonderful . I met the very, very gifted Vigon (who, along with his very superb artwork, has additionally designed album covers for the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Chicago, Counting Crows and many, many different large names) whereas modifying his two-volume e book, critical recreationa restricted version that can also be obtainable within the Silo118 Gallery.
Local favorites aplenty presently line the partitions at Sullivan Goss. It’s the gallery’s yearbook 100 grand Exhibition operating by means of January 23, 2023, that includes 100 artworks for $1,000 or much less, all by an unbelievable array of artists (capitalized names are reproduced by the gallery): WHITNEY BROOKS ABBOTT, Christina Altfeld, Scott Anderson, Douglas Andrews, Alyssa Beccue, Alex Blair, Kit Boise-Cossart, KEN BORTOLAZZO, Hilary Brace, Liz Brady, Lisabette Brinkman, Nadya Brown, PHOEBE BRUNNER, Nell Campbell, Chris Chapman, Scott Chatenever, PATRICIA CHIDLAW, Amanda Colacchia, Connie Connally, Collette Cosentino, Tom de Walt, David Diamant, Kris Doe, Kate Eden, JON FRANCIS, Valori Fussell, Harrison Gilman, Kevin Gleason, Yumiko Glover, ROBIN GOWEN, Colin Fraser Gray, Ruthy Green, Inga Guzyte, Bay Hallowell, Holli Harmon, Ann Hefferman, Ruth Ellen Hoag, Jim Hodgson, Angela Holland, Peter Horjus, NATHAN HUFF, Holly Hungett, John Iwerks, Cynthia James, Guy Kinnear, Mary-Austin Klein, Kathleen Klein Wakefield, Onno Kok, WOSE WORKE KOSROF, Julika Lackner, Dan iel Landman, Dave Lefner, Jennifer Lemay, Dan Levin, Michael Long, Lizabeth Madal, Jordan Marshall Potter, Virginia McCracken, SUSAN McDONNELL, Theil Morgan, Brad Nack, Zoe Nathan, JOHN NAVA, Amber O’Neill, Tom Pazderka, Rafael Perea de la Cabada, ANGELA PERKO, CHRIS PETERS, James Petrucci, Gail Pine, HANK PITCHER, Frances Reighley, Maria Rendon, Chris Rupp, Linda Saccoccio, Blakeney Sanford, Jill Sattler, Sharon Schock, LESLIE LEWIS SIGLER, Kerrie Smith, Ginny Speirs, Catherine Steininger, Meagan Stirling, NICOLE STRASBURG, Marlene Struss, Tracey Sylvester Harris, Andrew Thill, James David Thomas, Susan Tibbles, Sue Van Horsen, SARAH VEDDER, Wanda Venturelli, Monica Wiesblott, Joyce Wilson, Sara Woodburn and Sara Yerkes.
The lovely exhibition by Kevin A. Short (I wrote about his exhibition The peaceable sea on the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum) culminating with a singular occasion on the museum – a mix of an open home, private exhibition excursions and the sale of his work – on Saturday 3 December from 5pm to 7pm. The night program is a spotlight of Short’s exhibition on the museum, which closes on December thirty first. It’s free to the general public, however registration is required. Response to Linda Fields beneath [email protected] or name (805) 456-8743.
Also value visiting is the group vacation exhibition at 10 West Gallery (see Ellie Bouwer’s story right here) that includes works by all 28 of the gallery’s artists: Karin Aggeler, Penny Arntz, Bryson Bost, Sophie MJ Cooper, Rick Doehring, Eugene Galles, Madeline Garrett, Diane Giles, Pamela Grau, Patrick Hall, Sheldon Kaganoff, Pamela Larsson-Toscher, Daniel Linz, Laurie MacMillan, Patrick McGinnis, Jo Merit, Mary Neville, Carol Paquet, Tom Peck, James Petrucci, Patricia Post, Dahlia Riley, Joan Rosenberg-Dent , Eric Saint Georges, Marlene Struss, Mary Dee Thompson, Iben Vestergaard, and Karen Zazon.
ON the rostrum
Nigella Lawson was nice speaking to KCRW’s Evan Kleiman final month. And after all the entire thing made me terribly hungry. In case you have an interest, right here is my overview. I additionally totally loved the mini movie festivals hosted by SBIFF this yr, with a implausible choice of movies and filmmakers on the Riviera, adopted by a Q&A with Executive Director Roger Durling. One of my latest favorites from the SBIFF Cinema Society was the Armageddon interval Q&A with James Gray and Jeremy Strong and Guillermo del Toros Pinocchio Questions and Answers with Guillermo del Toro. Goodies but to return embrace glass onion (a continuation of knife out, which I loved at Arlington final week) and a Q&A with writer-director Rian Johnson on Saturday, December 3 at 5pm; Good evening Oppy and a Q&A with director Ryan White on Sunday, December 4 at 11am; and A person named Otto and a Q&A with author David Magee on Wednesday, December 7 at 7 p.m. All performances and talks are held on the Riviera Theater and are open to the general public with tickets ($20) bought upfront right here. For a full schedule of upcoming occasions, click on right here.
ON the calendar
The Live Poetry Series on the Goleta Valley Library begins Sunday, December 11 at 2 p.m. with readers Chryss Yost, George Yatchisin, Jace Turner and Isabelle Kim-Sherman. This occasion and sequence shall be hosted by David Starkey, who served as Santa Barbara’s Poet Laureate from 2009-2011. He is the founding director of the Creative Writing Program at Santa Barbara City College and is editor and affiliate editor of Gunpowder Press and an everyday contributor to Santa Barbara unbiased.
For a full calendar of occasions for this week and past, go to Independent.com/occasions/.
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