CASA Magazine: May 24, 2013

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Santa Barbara’s ambiance entices many to walk its ocean beaches, stroll tree-lined streets, and hike through its surrounding mountains and valleys. But, it is Santa Barbara’s world-renowned lifestyle that keeps people coming back and making plans to stay. CASA Magazine is dedicated to the people, ambiance, and economy of the Santa Barbara community – with a special focus on Santa Barbara Lifestyle. Open CASA’s pages and find the best of Santa Barbara - from the arts, to events, to people, to homes – even the best of business can be found on CASA’s pages.

Text of CASA Magazine: May 24, 2013

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  • By Hannah Real, Direct ReliefCommunity Correspondent

    For more info visit

    See more 2013 Photos by Priscilla at Contact her at (805) 969-3301

    Guest Speaker Scott Neeson, Cambodian Childrens Fund Founder and Director; Thomas Tighe, DRI President and CEO; Mari Mitchell DRI Exec Dir; and Andrew Firestone

    Bhupi Singh, DRI Exec. VP, CFO, & COO; Priscilla Higgins, and Roger Higgins

    Hosts Bryan Babcock and Lisa Babcock with SB Mayor Helene Schneider

    Direct Relief Women Event Committee: Co-Chairs Kristin McWilliams and Kelly Walker with Carrie Randolph

    Stan Hatch,DRI Chair Emeriti; Betty Hatch; Mary Romo; and John Romo, DRI Vice Chair

    Photo: Spencer Michaels


    805.893.2064 / WWW.THEATERDANCE.UCSB.EDU


    Will celebrate the opening of two new shows this month: the fth solo exhibit by Angela Perko and the 10 under 30 exhibition, featuring works by 10 emerging artists under the age of 30.

    Dibblee Hoyt: Far Reaches features images by former students of Dibblee Hoyt, as well as Hoyts own series of photographs. Juried by Brett Leigh-Dicks.

    Wood Trunk Show: Eilam Byle, member of the Ojai Studio Artists group, will present stunning functional art pieces, including furniture and hollow forms and vessels, much made from urban reclaimed lumber.


    Woman with a Red Earring, Reading by Angela Perko will be on view at Sullivan Goss

    West LA

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  • The Scholarship Program is part of the Artists Guilds outreach to local artists, students, and community members in order to provide them with creative development opportunities. For info visit

    Gabriella Ostini, Second Place and Francisco Coronado, First Place

    Prominent naming opportunities are still available for portions of the New Vic. For more info contact Mehgan Tanner, Director of Development, at 965-5400 x105 or visit

    Kandy Luria; Cecilia Rodriguez; Paul Wieckowski, President of Schipper Construction; and Leatrice (Lee) Luria, Philanthropist

    See more 2013 Photos by Priscilla at Contact her at (805) 969-3301

    Kristi Newton, Dr. Craig Springer, Caren Rager, and Kate Kurlas all from the Granada Community contributors signing New Vic steel beam

    Jonathan Fox, Ensembles Executive Artistic Director; Frank Hotchkiss, SB Councilmemeber; Elly Langer, Ruth Heeger, and Derek A. Westen, Campaign Co-Chair


    BACK TO THE FUTURE: A teenager is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown Plaza Playhouse Theater, 4916 Carpinteria Ave $5 684-6380 7pm Sat 5/25.

    SCHOOLING THE WORLD: THE WHITE MANS LAST BURDEN: This controversial lm gives insight to the effects of western education as a panacea for world issues Cup of Culture MultiCultural Ctr Theater Free 893-8411 6pm We 5/29.

    OCCUPY LOVE: Captures the heart of the movement of movements that is sweeping the planet in response to todays economic and environmental crises Hope Dance Films Faulkner Gallery $8 762-4848 7pm Fri 5/31.

    21 AND OVER: The night before his big medical school interview, a promising student celebrates his 21st birthday with his two best friends Magic Lantern Films Isla Vista Theater $4 893-3907 7pm Fr & Mo 5/31 & 6/3.

    SOMM - FILM PREVIEW: Four sommeliers attempt to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier exam, a test with one of the lowest pass rates in the world. Q&A will follow screening Bacara Resort & Spa $65 (includes wine reception) 571-3186 3-6:30pm Su 6/2.

    Purchase Tickets Online

    To watch the award-winning film visit

    Three Mbuti

    Barbara Savage

    UCSB DEPT. OF THEATER & DANCE: EURYDICEPlaywright Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine UCSB Hatlen Theater $17/$13 893-7221 Opening: 8pm Fr (5/24), 8pm Sa (5/25), 8pm Th-Sa (5/30-6/1), 2pm Sa (6/1) 5/24-6/1.

    BOXTALES THEATER COMPANY: THE HERO TWINS - A MAYAN STORYA Bilingual Play based on the Quiche Myan Polpol Vuh Center Stage Theatre $15/$25 963-0408 2 & 7pm Sa & 2 & 5pm Su 5/25 & 5/26.

    RUBICON PRODUCTIONS & OFF-BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA: THE LONESOME TRAVELERSNine young singer/songwriters and multi-instrumentalists create characters inspired by

    Leadbelly, Odetta, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan Lobero Theatre $20-$59.50 966-4946 7:30pm Mo & Tu 5/27 & 5/28.

    CIRCLE BAR B THEATRE: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNESTA timeless story of love and loss...of a handbag 1800 Refugio Rd $45/$37 967-1962 7pm Fri & Sat Dinner, 8pm Show; 1pm Sun Dinner, 2pm Show 5/31-7/14.

    CHILDRENS MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF LOMPOC: KIDS ON BROADWAYAn hour-long musical revue featuring popular Broadway show tunes from classic American musicals, such as The Music Man, Grease, as well as Smokey Joes Cafe, Hairspray, and Wicked Center Stage Theatre $10 963-0408 1pm Sa 6/1.

    SB SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS: ANYTHING GOES!Classic musical comedy starring some of Santa Barbaras nest youth from across the district Marjorie Luke Theatre $18/$12 708-8897 3 & 7pm Sa & Su 6/1 & 6/2.

    Tickets are $65 a person and include wine and chef tastings. Space is limited and advanced tickets must be purchased online at For more info visit

    Film still from SOMM

    Schooling the World: The White Mans Last Burden will screen as part of the MultiCultural Centers Cup of Culture series on Wednesday, May 29th, at 6pm, in the MCC Theatre

  • 30-minute hand puppet show Montecito Library, 1469 E. Valley Rd Free 564-5621 10:30am Fri 5/24.Bronfman Family Jewish Com Ctr, 524 Chapala St 957-1115 x109 10:30-11:30am Fridays.Paci c Pride Fdn Of ce, #A-12 Free 963-3636 x130 4-5:30pm Fridays.For children ages 0 to 3 & their families helps children build early literacy skills through music and movement Central Lib Free 564-5603 10:30am Fridays.

    W/ Hector & Dannielle $15 127 W Canon Perdido 7pm beg.; 8pm Int/Adv, Fridays.Gustafson Dance Studio $10 705-3683 8:30-10:30am Sundays

    with Taran Collis La Casa de Maria, 800 El Bosque Rd $12/8 for $80 969-5031 9-10:15am Fridays.

    Asking For Things Without Words: Embodiment of Action Onset as a Toddlers Communication Tool Educ 1205 UCSB Free 893-2004 1:30pm Fri 5/24.Lecture on eating for spiritual health & social harmony Unitarian Society, 1535 Santa Barbara St $5-8 donation 530-520-5397 7pm Fri 5/24.

    West Coast Chamber Orchestra, SB Chamber Singers United Methodist Church, 305 E Anapamu St $10-$25 8pm Fri 5/24.Cold Spring Tavern, Hwy 154 & CS Rd Free 7-

    10pm Fri 5/24.Club Mercy, 423 State St $10 965-8676 8pm Fri 5/24.Multi-media concert with Rose Knoles St. Marks-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, Los Olivos Donation 688-4454 7pm Fri 5/24.Hot 70s funk dance band SOhO $8 962-7776 9:30pm Fri 5/24.Carr Winery, 414 N. Salsipuedes St Free 965-7985 6-8pm Fri/5/24.

    This months program will feature DASH (Doctors Assisting Seniors at Home) 1st Congregational Church Pot luck 963-3636x111 Noon-1:30pm Fri 5/24.

    Earl Warren Showgrounds $7/$5 (503) 252-8300 Noon-6pm Fri 5/24 & 10-6pm 5/25-26.64th Annual Commencement Ceremony SB City College 965.0581 5-7pm Fri 5/24.

    30-minute hand puppet show Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Dr Free 564-5621 11am Sat 5/25.Kids earn a badge with the help of a Cachuma Park Naturalist Lake Cachuma $2 + Park admission 688-4515 12:30-1:30pm Sats.With guest artist Syd McCutcheon Art From Scrap, 302 E Cota St $8 884-0459 10am-12pm Sat, 5/25.

    45th annual performance Marjorie Luke Theatre at SB Jr. Hi $13/$5 687-7816 7pm Sat 5/25.

    Gather at Cachuma Lake Nature Ctr for guided walks Free w/ $10 park admission 688-4515 10-11:30am Saturdays.

    At Sino West, 5718 Hollister Ave., Ste 105, Goleta $11-20 967-2983 9-10am Saturdays.At Carrillo Recreation Center, 100 E. Carrillo St., Studio 1 $11-15 897-2519 10-11:15am Saturdays.

    Steve Gliessmans lecture: Bracken, Fennel & Calochortus: What Santa Cruz Island taught me about how nature works Botanic Garden $35/Members $20 682-4726 3-5pm Sat 5/25.Learn how to how to get started in beekeeping Louise Lowry Davis Ctr Free 564-5418 10am-Noon Sat 5/25.A lecture by the composer Music 2215 (Studio Xenakis) UCSB Free 893-3261 5pm Sat 5/25.

    Vocalists performing current popular music SOhO $5 962-7776 6:30-8pm Sat 5/25.With Kimmie Dee, Dylan Brody, Lang Parker, Matt Kirshen, Rick Overton Club Mercy, 423 State St $15 965-8676 8pm Sat 5/25.Cumbia Accordionist with full band SOhO $25 962-7776 $25 962-7776 9:30pm Sat 5/25. Man, Machine & Music: Composition & Improvisation Concert Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall UCSB Free 893-3261 7pm Sat 5/25.

    The street Painting Festival will celebrate its 27th anniversary with live music & Italian Market Santa Barbara Mission Free 964-4710x5282 10am-6pm 5/25-27.Join artist Aldo Luong