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36TH ANNUAL SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival celebrates its 36th anniversary in beautiful downtown Santa Barbara. Film enthusiasts can enjoy special panels, award ceremonies, and 200+ films at some of the city's most historic theaters.

- MARCH 31, 2021 - APRIL 9, 2021 RECURRING EVERY WEEK DAY
 
DAVID CROSBY & THE SKY TRAILS BAND

Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby is heading out on tour in May and June. Joining him will be five musical friends collectively and affectionately known as the Skytrails Band (James Raymond on keys, Mai Leisz on bass, Steve DiStanislao on drums, Jeff Pevar on guitar and Michelle Willis on keyboards and vocals).

David Crosby is in the midst of an incredibly creative and powerful period, showcasing his skills as a brilliant songwriter. On this tour, he will be performing some of his best-loved songs and greatest hits from across his illustrious career alongside material from the forthcoming Skytrails band album, plus a few surprises.

- Lobero Theatre - May 13, 2021 8:00PM - 10:00PM
 
SANTA BARBARA WINE + FOOD FESTIVAL

The region's premier wine and food festival has been rescheduled to Saturday, June 26. The space available for the event is expanding to spread out over even more of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History's campus than in previous years, and ticket sales have been closed to ensure proper social distancing.

Guests will sip and savor 100+ of the Central Coast's best wineries and culinary delights while enjoying a splendid summer afternoon in the Museum's oak woodland along Mission Creek. All net proceeds from the festival support the Museum's nature and science education programs.

- Santa Barbara Natural History Museum - June 26, 2021 2:00PM - 5:00PM
 
JOHN LEGEND

Don't miss your chance to see John Legend with special guest The War and Treaty at Santa Barbara Bowl on September 16.

Legend jump started 2020 with the release of his newest song "Conversations In The Dark," which hit #1 on the overall iTunes songs chart upon its release. The song was featured on NBC's Award-winning hit television show This Is Us featuring a performance by John on the show.

MTV says, "John Legend has written the world's sweetest vows on 'Conversations In The Dark'," and calls it a "tear-jerker," while B illboard declares that "Conversations," is "his romantic new song.[that] details the moments while falling in love.' You can listen to "Conversations in The Dark" HERE .

"Conversations in the Dark" captures the warmth and sweetness of falling in love in the only way that Legend can. The song is a sweet, stripped-down love letter that echoes the quiet conversations that happen between two people when no one else is around.

Legend, the "King of Valentine's Day," recently lovingly parodied the "Queen of Christmas" Mariah Carey's buzzworthy social media video on Twitter . PopSugar says Legend, "posted a hilarious video of him getting in the Valentine's Day spirit. Taking a note from Mariah Carey, he started the video dressed in festive holiday-season-esque clothes and eventually woke up to a room decorated with rose petals and hearts as he shamelessly blasted his song 'Conversations in the Dark.'" Carey herself had the best response on Twitter.

Legend recently won his 11 th GRAMMY Award for "Higher" with DJ Khaled and Nipsey Hussle. Legend, Khaled and friends performed the song at the 62 nd Annual GRAMMY Awards in honor of Nipsey, which many lauded one of the most moving highlights including the New York Times calling it one of the "Best" moments of the night. PEOPLE magazine's reigning "Sexiest Man Alive" is also currently a coach on his third season of NBC's "The Voice" He won his first season as a coach with his mentee Maelyn Jarmon.

- SANTA BARBARA BOWL - September 16, 2021 - 7:00PM
 

AN EVENING WITH LOS LOBOS

Los Lobos, the hard working, constantly touring band comprised of David Hidalgo, Louie Perez, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano and Steve Berlin has sold millions of records, won prestigious awards and made fans around the world. The Grammy-winning band, has prided itself on never covering the same ground twice while making music for nearly 50 years.

On October 4, the band released their first-ever Christmas album - Llego Navidad - breaking the holiday-album mold. But perhaps Los Lobos' most lasting impact will be how well its music embodies the idea of America as a cultural melting pot. Styles like son jarocho, norteno, Tejano, folk, country, doo-wop, soul, R&B, rock 'n' roll and punk all come together to create a new sound that's greater than the sum of its parts.

- Lobero Theatre - October 8, 2021 - 8:00PM - 10:00PM