Located on the historic campus of the Santa Barbara Junior High


A Midsummer Night’s Dream

or The Night They Missed the Forest For the Trees Friday March 20 & Saturday March 21 at 7pm The SBJHS Theatre Department presents this rollicking adaptation of Shakespeare’s play, teenagers, fairies, workers and royalty collide in a forest on a summer night and are bedazzled by a prankster. The fairy queen falls in love with […]


Grasshopper for Grandpa

Sunday March 1, 3pm The Archive Room presents this film about the story of Jimmy’s Oriental Gardens – a celebrated, neighborhood bar and restaurant that is the last visible remnant of Santa Barbara’s Chinatown.  Stay for a Q&A after the screening with filmmaker Casey McGarry, bartender Willy Gilbert, and current owner Bob Lovejoy. For more […]


MAKU SoundSystem

Sunday February 22, 7pm The Luke Theatre and UCSB Arts & Lectures present the fourth concert in this season of Viva el Arte. Blending the Afro-Colombian rhythms of their homeland with the amplified kicks of synths, bass guitar, clarinet and trombone, M.A.K.U. SoundSystem combines traditional Colombian folklore with elements of hip-hop, funk, rock and jazz, […]