Full event lineup and tickets are available at Lobero.org
Lobero Box Office: 33 E. Canon Perdido Street | 805.963.0761 | www.lobero.org
MAY:
Antioch University of Santa Barbara presents a Benefit Performance of, “Love, Loss and What I
Wore” on Sunday, May 6, at 5 PM. Perfect Mother’s Day gift or a girls’-night-out, “Love, Loss and What
I Wore” features an all-female celebrity cast telling funny and wistful stories about their loved ones
through the prism of their closets. Look for a special guest appearance by Hannah Beth Jackson.
Proceeds benefit Antioch’s MFA and Women & Leadership programs.

Antioch University Benefit


Lobero LIVE presents The Capitol Steps on Monday, May 7 at 8 PM. Get ready for hilarious political
comedy from the troupe that put the “mock” in “democracy.” No one in the headlines is safe from the
side-splitting satire of the Capitol Steps, the only group in Washington attempting to be funnier than
Congress. https://www.lobero.org/events/capitol-steps-2018/
Santa Barbara Vocal Jazz Foundation presents Monte Vista Elementary School Performance on
Thursday, May 10 at 7:15pm. Santa Barbara Vocal Jazz Foundation wraps up another 8-week
residency at Monte Vista Elementary School with a professional performance on the Lobero stage. Up
to 140 fourth, fifth and sixth graders participate in this immersive program, delving into the history of
jazz, the music that was made in America. https://www.lobero.org/events/monte-vista-school-2/
CAMA’s Masterseries presents Isabel Bayrakdarian, Soprano and St. Lawrence String Quartet
on Saturday, May 12, at 8 PM. Soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian is an eagerly anticipated visitor to opera
houses and concert halls the world over, celebrated for her strikingly multihued voice and immense
interpretive talent. Established in Toronto in 1989, the St. Lawrence String Quartet quickly earned
acclaim at top international chamber music competitions and was soon playing hundreds of concerts
per year worldwide. https://www.lobero.org/events/cama-isabel-bayrakdarian-st-lawrence-stringquartet/
Santa Barbara Symphony Music Education Center presents Santa Barbara Youth Symphony Spring
Concert on Sunday, May 13 at 4 PM. The Santa Barbara Youth Symphony is an orchestra of 65-70
young musicians from Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. These students, ages 12-18 from our
regional schools, are challenged with serious pieces from the standard orchestral repertoire. Each
Youth Symphony member is chosen by audition and no student is refused entry because of finances.

Santa Barbara Youth Symphony May 13


Santa Barbara Youth Ensemble Theatre celebrates its twelfth season at the Lobero with an aweinspiring
production of “Les Miserables” on Saturday, May 19, 18 2pm & 6pm, Sunday, May 20,
2PM & 6 PM. This Broadway-quality performance is the culmination of nine months of theatrical
enrichment featuring approximately 40 actors aged 8-16. Led by Creative Director Janet Adderley–a
Broadway & TV veteran herself–these talented children bring to the stage an unforgettable, and
emotionally evocative show. https://www.lobero.org/events/sbyet-les-miserables/
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Lobero LIVE presents Jay Farrar Duo (Son Volt) with Johnny Irion on Tuesday, May 22 at 8 PM.
As a founder of alternative country pioneers Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt, Jay Farrar’s work often seeks
out the ghosts of America’s discordant or forgotten past, and writes songs that stake a claim to a better
future. https://www.lobero.org/events/jay-farrar-son-volt/
2018 Floor To Air Festival presents “Sonnet of Limbs” on Friday, May 25 at 7 PM. Now in its fifth
season, the Floor to Air Festival returns with a fresh ensemble of flight-bound dancers from across the
globe for the premiere of a collaborative works celebrating the art of aerial dance. Weaving classic
apparatus with contemporary movement, audiences will witness an awe-inspiring display of strength
and unapologetic beauty against a musical backdrop of strings and percussion.

SB Aerial Arts 2018


Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Brian Culbertson is known for his
distinct brand of genre-crossing contemporary jazz, R&B and funk. Inspired by the iconic R&B-jazz-pop
artists of the 1970’s like Earth, Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, Chicago, David Sanborn and others,
Culbertson has amassed 30 Billboard No. 1 singles and a deep catalogue of 18 albums, many topping
the Billboard contemporary jazz charts. With love, romance and his recent twentieth wedding
anniversary serving as his inspiration, Culbertson crafted thirteen new songs that will be released as
Colors of Love on Valentine’s Day, followed by a U.S. concert tour heading to the Lobero Theatre on
Wednesday, May 30 at 7:30 PM. https://www.lobero.org/events/brian-culbertson-2/
JUNE:
Gustafson Dance presents Madeline: Lost in Central Park on June 2 and 3, 2018. Performed by all
students ages 3-18 at Gustafson Dance, this is the story of a young girl visiting NYC with her friends.
She gets lost but has many adventures in her journey to find her friends once again.

Gustafson Dance – Madeline 2018


SBL presents Damien Escobar on Friday, June 15 at 7:30 PM. Once a self-proclaimed retired artist,
Damien Escobar, is now back to being one of the world’s top violinists. He is hitting the road to promote
his second solo album, Boundless, his first solo album of all originally produced material. Humbled by
homelessness and depression, Damien had to fight through his fear of failure and reemerge as a
confident, positive, thriving artist. https://www.lobero.org/events/damien-escobar/
JULY:
Santa Barbara Music Foundation presents Paul Thorn and Band with the Bryan Titus Trio on
Wednesday, July 18 at 7:30pm. Paul Thorn performances are one of a kind, rip-roaring, feel-good fun.
Paul has cultivated an innovative and impressive career, pleasing crowds with his muscular brand of
roots music – bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern all the while speaking universal truths. Local
Americana/bluegrass/Roots band that perform toe-tapping melodies hearkening back to a bygone era,
oh so familiar melodies that make you wanna dance around the kitchen.
https://www.lobero.org/events/sbmf-paul-thorn/

May 01
Wayne Linsey presents
A Celebration of the life & music of the legendary Leon Ware
Tue May 1 2018
8:30 PM
Catalina Bar & Grill
6725 W. Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
$25.00
All Age
May 01
Blues In The Night Conceived & Directed by Sheldon Epps
Starring Yvette Cason, Bryce Charles, Chester Gregory, Paulette Ivory
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Runs till May 20th
Info/tix (310) 746-4000 The Wallis.org/Blues

 

May 3
Chick COREA Elektric Band
feat.: Chick Corea, John Patitucci, Dave Weckl, Frank Gambale and Eric Marienthal
Catalina Bar & Grill
Hollywood, CA
8:30PM
May 02
Tribute to Natalie Cole
Special Guest Mahesh Balasooriya
Vitello’s 4349 Tujunga Ave Studio City doors open 6 pm
Show 7:30 pm Info/res (818) 769-0905
May 06
Springtime in the Village Wine & Jazz Festival
12 pm this event 21 years & older
Tujunga Ave & Moorpark
May 06
Gary Barnbaugh’s Moonlight CD Release Party
W/ Special Guests Jameson & Terry Trotter
Vitello’s see above for details
May 09
Goldings/Janklow/Snydemen
Vitello’s see above for details
May 12
Four Freshmen
Vitello’s see above for details
Doors open 8:30/Show 9 pm
May 13
Mother’s Day-Jane Monheit
Vitello’s see above for details
Info/tix (818) 769-0905
May 16
Ken Peplowaki & Diego Figueiredo
The Bossa Nova WaveInfo/res (818) 769-0905
May 20
The Elliott Caine Quintet (EC-trumpet, Scott Gilman-tenor sax, Peter Smith-piano, Trevor Ware-bass, Kenny Elliott-drums) performs at The York, 5018 York Blvd., LA (Highland Park) 90042 on Sunday, May 20, from 7:30 to 10 PM.
No cover charge. For more information, please phone: 323-258-9675.
May 22
Ron King Big Band
Vitello’s see above for details
Info/res (818) 769- 0905
May 23
Billy Stritch
Vitello’s see above for details
Info/res (818) 769-0905
May 30
Elijah Rock
Vitello’s see above for details
Info/res (818) 769-0905
May 31
Calisto Oveido & The Cuban
Jazz Trio
Vitello’s
Info/res (818) 769-0905
  May 31
The Elliott Caine Quintet
(EC-trumpet, Justo Almario-tenor sax, Rick Olson-piano, Bill Markus-bass, Kenny Elliott-drums)
performs at Saladang Garden Restaurant, 383 South Fair Oaks Blvd., Pasadena CA 91105,
on Thursday, May 31,
from 7-10pm.
No cover charge.
For more information, please phone: 626-793-5200.