Heinz Blankenburg directs composer Gian Carlo Menotti?s one-act opera. A talk by Derek Katz, UCSB assistant professor of music, precedes the opera. Tickets will be sold at the door.
This 3-day, multidisciplinary conference
will bring together artists, scholars, and activists to
exhibit and perform art and present academic research.
Free, except for cabaret night. See Web <www.ihc.ucsb.edu/
queergender> for details.
Penny Penniston?s ?now then again,? which is set in the Fermilab, asks if the past always determines the future? Director Alyssa Mekea Mullen is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Dramatic Art. Call x3535 for tickets.
This 2-day conference offers 100 panel
discussions to explore the research needs of 21st-century
teaching. For program details see <www.education.ucsb.edu/scwrip>.
The three-man Alloy Orchestra, specialists
in the art of silent film accompaniment, will play for
Buster Keaton?s classic comic train chase ?The General.?
At 7:30 they will accompany the rarely seen Alfred Hitchcock
mystery ?Blackmail.? Tickets include admission to both
The Echo from the Motherland Ensemble
performs traditional Vietnamese melodies, from folk to
Vietnamese classical theatrical music, playing on traditional
| MONDAY 7
Hoop star Anne Meyers-Drysdale is featured at the 7th Annual UCSB Distinguished Woman in Sports Lecture, speaking on ?More Than a Game.? She was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003.
?W.E.B. DuBois: A Biography in Four Voices,? examines DuBois?s leadership in key political movements involving African-Americans.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Art Spiegelman, author/illustrator of ?In the Shadow of No Towers? and ?Maus,? will present an illustrated talk on the evolution and importance of comics. He will smoke during his talk.
| Anne Meyers-Drysdale,
who is in the Basketball Hall of Fame, gives the
Distinguished Woman in Sports Lecture on Feb. 7
at 7 p.m. in Corwin Pavilion.
| Artist/author Art
Spiegelman talks on comics on Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. in
| TUESDAY 8
Panelists will discuss ?Keys to a
Successful Application Process: Online Application, Interviewing,
and Job Offer Negotiation Tips.? Repeats Wednesday
at 1 p.m. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lula and Afro Brazil provide music while dancers and magicians perform; mimes do their thing, and a bead-guessing contest is held at this free event.
Richard Hecht, professor of religious studies, will discuss ?Judaism.?
| WEDNESDAY 9
The UCSB Gamelan Ensemble performs traditional music of central and western Java.
Gerard Haggerty of Brooklyn College will deliver a lecture on the Glazer exhibition, ?Out of Site,? now at the University Art Museum.
The little-known history and contributions of black people in Argentina is the heart of this documentary.
The roots of the South Bronx hip hop scene are captured in Charles Ahearn?s documentary, which is considered one of the 10 best rock-n-roll films of all time. UCSB students get in free.
2004 Nobelist David Gross, director
of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at UCSB,
will talk on ?Inside the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics:
The Ceremony and the Science.? Admission is $19; call
963-0761 for tickets.
| Black people’s
contributions to Argentina are featured in “Afroargentines,”
showing on Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. in the MultiCultural
| THURSDAY 10
Thomas Crow, former chair of the Department of Art History at Yale University, will discuss ?Out of Site,? the Glazer exhibition now at the University Art Museum.
Jazz greats Herbie Hancock, piano; Michael Brecker, saxophone; and Roy Hargrove, trumpet, lead a Grammy Award- winning quintet.
The MCC stages its open mike night.
| Jazz greats, from
left, Michael Brecker, Roy Hargrove, and Herbie
Hancock perform on Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. in Campbell
| FRIDAY 11
Chancellor Henry T. Yang and the UCSB Women?s Center invite the public to celebrate this year?s newly tenured women faculty.
?B4T: Before Testosterone with Imani Henry? takes on life?s problems from various perspectives, including that of as a lesbian.
Faculty and staff are welcome at an old-fashioned formal Valentine dance. A portion of the proceeds will aid the La Conchita mudslide survivors. Tickets: $5 singles/$8 couples. Call A.S. Ticket Office, x2064.
| SATURDAY 12
| SUNDAY 13
University of Illinois communication
professor Robert McChesney talks on ?Media and Politics
in the United States Today.?
| MONDAY 14
For information on the class call 966-6950.
| TUESDAY 15
Panelists discuss ?Beyond the Glass Ceiling and into the Pipeline: Mentorship Opportunities and Succession Planning.? Repeats on Wednesday at 1 p.m.
Princeton University?s Naomi Leonard presents the free Mohammed Dahleh Distinguished Lecture, ?Foraging by Design: Schools of Self-Guided Robotic Gliders Explore the Ocean.?
Law and Society Department lecturer Hillary Berk argues that technology demands different legal responses to what makes a ?family.?
Chris McAuley, associate professor of black studies, discusses the life and work of Trinidadian sociologist Oliver Cox.
David White, chair and professor of religious studies, will discuss ?Hinduism.?
Sara Baras and her 16-member company present the area premiere of ?Sueños,? her suite of flamenco dances. Call x3535 for tickets.
| WEDNESDAY 16
Friends of the UC Santa Barbara Libraries is holding a benefit book sale.
Gloria Arenson, marriage and family therapist, will discuss ?Procrastination and Perfectionism.?
Peter Feldmann and David West will feature country music from the 1930s.
Santa Barbara New Horizons Poets invite the public to an afternoon of readings and performances.
Cecile Whiting, professor of art history at UC Irvine, will discuss three of the works from the ?Out of Site? Glazer exhibit at the
University Art Museum.
Filmmaker S. Pearl Sharp?s documentary ?The Healing Passage: Voices from the Water,? explores how some modern behavior is rooted in 300 years of the slave trade, and how to heal the lingering trauma.
Koren Zailckas? cautionary talk, based on her book of
the same name, examines teen-aged girls? binge drinking.
Free to the public.
| THURSDAY 17
J. Diego Vigil, professor of criminology at UC Irvine, will explore discrimination and notions of race in Mexico and the U.S. Southwest.
Jared Diamond, author of the best-selling ?Guns, Germs and Steel,? discusses his newest book, ?Collapse-How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed.?
| FRIDAY 18
Sir Roger Penrose, author of ?The Emperor?s New Mind,? will discuss ?Some Foundational Issues of Science and Philosophy for the 21st Century.?
| Erica Bailey coaxes
Colin Deeb out of hiding in the romantic comedy
“now then again,” which Theatre UCSB
launches on Feb. 18. (See Ongoing for details.)
| MONDAY 21
Ralph Armbruster-Sandoval, assistant
professor of Chicana and Chicano studies, will speak on
"Globalization and Cross-Border Labor Solidarity
in the Americas: The Anti-Sweatshop Movement and the Struggle
for Social Justice."
UC Santa Cruz's James Clifford,
professor in the History of Consciousness Department,
will discuss his work.
Reclusive Chicago janitor/artist
Henry Darger and his 15,000-page graphic novel are the
focus of filmmaker Jessica Wu's documentary. Call x3535
Recognized as among the nation?s top 25 private collections, the Marsha S. Glazer Collection consists of monumental paintings and sculptures by artists who are recognized for redefining modern art.
Paintings and prints by Konrad McMillian and wood turnings by his son Christopher McMillian will be featured.
Through a variety of artistic expressions?sports, dance, photography, poetry, and music?the show will capture the expansive and progressive movement of women and their physical and mental capacities in the world.
Los Angeles-based artist Rafael López is featured.
Photographer Alireza ?Kambiz? Aghili, a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at UCSB, is the featured artist.