| Santiago Calatrava?s
planetarium and IMAX Theater in the brand new City
of Arts and Sciences, near Valencia, Spain, suggest
a human eye. Models of the architect?s bold, organic
designs are on view at the University Art Museum
until March 5.
| SATURDAY 21
Members of the Hollywood Jazz Orchestra will work with the UCSB Jazz Ensemble in this master class, which is free and open to the public.
UCSB hosts Cal Poly.
UCSB's staff and student ensemble Hail to the Piece presents a satiric revue for mature audiences. Repeats Sunday. Tickets at the door or pre-sold in front of the Arbor.
Chanteuse Dee Dee Bridgewater, will perform "A Tribute to Ella," which invokes the classic Ella Fitzgerald songbook, with the 15-piece Hollywood Jazz Orchestra. General admission is $45; call x3535 for ticket information.
| SUNDAY 22
Surfrider Foundation founder Glenn Hening offers an illustrated lecture "Waves of Warning: Is Modern Surfing a Business, a Contact Sport, or a Religion?" Free to the public.
| MONDAY 23
Staff advisers to the UC Regents David Bell and David Miller will solicit suggestions from UCSB staff members on how to select replacement advisers.
Originally broadcast as a three-part series on the BBC, this film argues that American neoconservatives and radical Islamists are "united" in their drive to politicize religion in the fight against Western liberalism. Call x3535 for tickets.
Nancy Kawalek, director of UCSB's
Professional Artists Lab,
joins a local cast to read humorous tales from writers
as varied as Mark Twain and Philip Roth in one of the
series from Speaking of Stories. Call 963-0761 for tickets.
| TUESDAY 24
"The Abortion Diaries" is
a free documentary featuring 12 women who speak candidly
about their experiences with abortion. Voices for Planned
Parenthood will lead a discussion following the film.
| WEDNESDAY 25
Peter Olmos, a native Californian
flutist and storyteller, performs contemporary and traditional
music and explains its history.
Carol Chehade, an Arab American
filmmaker and human rights activist, hopes to forge
a worldwide effort to help victims of genocide and slavery.
Chehade will talk about how slavery's burden should
be shared by all nations.
| Human rights activist
Carol Chehade speaks on Jan. 25 at 4 p.m. in the
Best-selling author ("Dead Above Ground") Jervey Tervalon, who received his MA in English from UCSB, will read from a work in progress.
Henning Bohn, professor of economics,
will explain "inflation targeting" as a tool of monetary
policy to the UCSB Affiliates Economics Forum. Call x4388
to reserve space.
A woman's seemingly perfect
life with her husband, a prominent Atlanta attorney, begins
to crumble on the eve of their 18th wedding anniversary.
Film screening and discussion are free.
Jon D. Levenson, professor of Jewish studies at Harvard University, will deliver a free talk on "The Conversion of Abraham to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam."
Wu Man, an internationally acclaimed
pipa--ancient Chinese lute --virtuoso, is at home with
traditional Chinese music as well as contemporary works.
Ticket information is at x3535.
Wu Man, master of the ancient Chinese lute (pipa), will present a multimedia show on Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. in Campbell Hall.
| THURSDAY 26
Northwestern University historian
Nancy MacLean offers a fresh interpretation of the last
half-century of U.S. history in her free talk on "Freedom
is Not Enough: The Secret of the Sixties that Transformed
In "Lesser Known Masterpieces"
faculty pianist Paul Berkowitz performs Beethoven's Sonata
in G major, two works of Brahms, and a selection from
Wagner's "Die Meistersinger," to name a few. Tickets available
at the door.
| FRIDAY 27
Today at 5 p.m. is the deadline for students to submit applications for the final year of the Abrams Art Prizes. Call x3778 or go to Bldg. 434, room 141, for more details.
Cara Mullio and Jennifer M. Volland, architectural historians and authors of a book on Long Beach architecture, will speak. A reception will follow at the University Art Museum.
| SATURDAY 28
Monty Python madman, tower of comic
terror Basil Fawlty, and Montecito resident John Cleese
presents the U.S. premiere of a show that he says pushes
"the envelope of acceptable behavior in new and disgusting
ways." Call x3535 for ticket information. Repeats on Monday
Three virtuosos of Persian music bring the sounds of Iran's concert halls to UCSB. General admission is $12; call the A.S. Ticket Office at x2064.
| SUNDAY 29
Reza Aslan, an Iranian American scholar of comparative religions, has published "No god but God," a counter to the "clash-of-civilizations" viewpoint. He will discuss the state of Islam with writer Jack Miles. Call x3535 for ticket information.
Wade Clark Roof, director of the Capps Center, offers a free lecture on "Gen X'ers and How They Are Changing American Religion."
| MONDAY 30
Attorney Dallas Atkins, an elder law specialist, will cover Living Trusts, durable powers of attorney, and other documents necessary to protect a person in the event of incapacity. Free workshop but requires registration; call x7323,
| TUESDAY 31
One of three workshops presented
by Students for a Progressive Asian American Movement,
the first will explore the faces of Asian American activism
and its solidarity with the Asian Pacific Islanders
in the global south.
This double feature starts with
the elegant and sexy "In the Mood for Love," which established
Hong Kong's Wong Kar-wai as a major director. "2046"
is a serial womanizer's recollection of his experiences.
Call x3535 for tickets.
| WEDNESDAY 1
The Excellent Tradesmen will play a mix of original & classic surf music.
Professional mediator Gina Rae Hendrickson offers tips on how to provide leadership in problem solving.
From the production of Mardi Gras beads in a small factory in China to the streets of New Orleans, this documentary contrasts the young women who make them with the young women who wear them. Discussion with director David Redmon will follow the free screening.
Kwame Anthony Appiah, professor of philosophy at Princeton, will discuss how Western intellectuals and leaders exaggerated differences while neglecting the power of commonality among races in his free talk.
Ethicist Kwame Anthony Appiah will speak on Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. in Campbell Hall.
| THURSDAY 2
"Transforming the Narrative: Creating the Performance" is a free creative writing workshop with poet and TV producer Sojourner Kincaid Rolle. Bring a sample of a narrative writing and learn to transform it into a dramatic performance.
| FRIDAY 3
A lunch reception with Chancellor Henry T. Yang, Executive Vice Chancellor Gene Lucas, and Women's Center leaders celebrates this year's tenured women.
| MONDAY 6
Three-time U.S. 5,000-meter champion and two-time Olympian Marla Runyan was the first with visual impairment to compete in the Olympic games. She has overcome her impairment to write about it and her many feats in her autobiography. Her lecture is free.
Oakland-based painter, performance,
and installation artist Celia Herrera Rodríguez creates
work that reflects a full generation of dialogue with
Chicana/o, American-Indian, pre-Columbian and Mexican
thought. Opening reception is on Jan. 24 at 3 p.m., followed
by the artist's free lecture at 4:15 p.m.
Glimpses of a day in the life of the
modern woman in times of stress, triumph, strength, disappointment,
joy and other situations and emotions will challenge contemporary
notions on what is a woman. Opening reception is on Feb.
2 at 4 p.m.
Photographic impressions of Japan
and the West are presented by photographer Chris Messner.
A reception for the artist is planned for Jan. 26, 2006,
Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava's work has taken solid form in major cities in Europe and the United States; now the sweep of his art and engineering vision is on display. Guest curator is Kirsten Kiser of the Henry Art Gallery.
Historic drawings and illustrations
from the UAM’s Architecture & Design Collection,
plus commissioned color photographs, explore the mid-1960s
landscaping and design of four oil drilling platforms
off of Long Beach.