Archive » October 23, 2008
A & E BRIEFS
By Margo Kline,Staff Writer
They’ve got Chihuahuas galore
It’s Adopt-a-Chihuahua Week, and the Santa Barbara County animal shelters are right in step, with plenty of the tiny pooches available to loving homes.
There are more than 100 Chihuahua-type dogs at the shelters in Lompoc, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria.
“We have terrific dogs that desperately need homes at all three of our shelters,” said Jan Glick, county animal services director.
“If you’re not sure if a Chihuahua is right for you, stop by a shelter to see for yourself.”
The shelter adoption campaign notes that many of the tiny canines in the current film “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” are rescued shelter pets.
Shelter hours start at 10 a.m., Mondays through Saturdays. Locations are in Lompoc: 1501 W. Central Ave.; Santa Barbara: 5473 Overpass Road, Goleta; and Santa Maria at 548 W. Foster Road.
Lar Lubovitch Co. dances at UCSB
The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, touring in celebration of its 40th anniversary season, will dance at the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Campbell Hall on at 8 p.m. Oct. 23.
The program will feature “Concerto Six Twenty-Two,” “Dvorak Serenade” and a new work choreographed to music of Bela Bartok.
The New York Times has called Lubovitch “one of the 10 best choreographers in the world” and Variety refers to the company as “a national treasure.”
Tickets and additional information are available through UCSB Arts and Lectures, (805) 893-3535 or online at www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu.
Marilynne Robinson to speak
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Marilynne Robinson will give a talk on at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 24 at Victoria Hall in Santa Barbara, 33 W. Victoria St., with no charge for admission.
Robinson received her Pulitzer in 2005 for her novel “Gilead,” a story of a small town Iowa minister. She also is the author of “Housekeeping” and “Home.” Her books were described in the New York Times as having “a spiritual force rare in contemporary fiction.”
Symphony season opens at Granada
The Santa Barbara Symphony will launch its season at the refurbished Granada on Oct. 25-26, with a program of works, old and new, and an appearance by the Perlman-Schmidt-Bailey Trio.
Maestro Nir Kabaretti will conduct a new work by television and film composer Bruce Broughton, “Fanfares: Mosaic for Orchestra.” The program also will feature Gustav Mahler’s mighty Symphony No. 1, known as the “Titan.”
Of special interest to local music lovers is the piano trio consisting of keyboardist Navah Perlman, cellist Zuill Bailey and violinist Giora Schmidt, performing Beethoven’s “Triple Concerto in C Major, Op. 56.” Schmidt and Bailey were students at the Music Academy of the West and each young man attracted a devoted local following.
Billed as “the grandest opening,” the Oct. 25 performance will begin at 8 p.m. and the Oct. 26 performance at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at the Granada box office, (805) 899-2222 or online at www.granadasb.org.