Wear a crown. Save a frog. Bring your princess or superhero to the Zoo! There’s no better time than springtime to honor the world’s many and varied frogs and amphibians, and meet Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, and other princesses in person, too. Learn how zoos and aquariums are working to save the world’s threatened amphibians, and enjoy frog-inspired crafts, games, and special animal appearances. Cost: free with Zoo admission
The 1904 women’s suffrage operetta is set in Newport, Rhode Island and features beautiful melodies, sweeping orchestrations, grand costumes and comedic turns that will delight audiences young and old. Both performances by the award-winning UCSB Opera Theatre students will be performed in English.
Japan’s legendary drum ensemble Kodo is the world’s foremost professional taiko company. Exploring the limitless possibilities of the Japanese taiko drum, Kodo is forging new directions for this vibrant living art form through its unstoppably energetic, intricately designed and meticulously choreographed performances.
This concert features Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, a plea for peace written only a couple of years before the outbreak of World War II. We also present the Santa Barbara premiere of Ron Kean’s The Journey of Harriet Tubman, composed in tribute to the former slave and abolitionist.
Join Dr. Leila M. V. Carvalho, Professor of Geography at University of California Santa Barbara, as she explains why sundowners occur, how unique they are, and the importance of observations and forecast to increase resilience to wildfires in our region.
Two-time Grammy winners, Mariachi Los Camperos, kick off 2019 with free family concerts including this extra 4 pm matinee and evening 7pm concerts at The Luke. Mariachi Los Camperos is one of the most renowned mariachi ensembles in the world and is widely recognized for its role in popularizing mariachi in the United States
Kids Helping Kids is thrilled to be bringing back JOHNNYSWIM as one of this year’s headliners for their annual benefit gala.
Singer, songwriter, Ben Rector is most notably recognized for his smash hits such as “Drive” and “Brand New”, and he just released his sixth album, titled “Magic” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Americana/Folk Charts and No. 44 on the Billboard 200 chart