Clouds May Dampen Friday’s Star Party

Westmont Observatory

Depending on the weather, the Westmont Observatory, which opens its doors to the public every third Friday of the month, may be available Friday, Jan. 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and lasting several hours. However, rain showers are expected that evening, which would force the cancellation of the viewing. The viewing at Westmont occurs in… [Continue Reading]

Willis Reads Poetry from ‘Gardisky Lake’

Paul Willis Teaching

Paul Willis, professor of English at Westmont, will read from his new book of poetry, “Getting to Gardisky Lake” (Stephen F. Austin State University Press), Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 4 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Students from Willis’ first-year honors seminar… [Continue Reading]

McChrystal Speaks at Westmont Breakfast

General Stanley McChrystal

General Stan McChrystal, a bestselling author, a popular college teacher and one of the most revered military officers of his generation, will speak at the 12th annual Westmont President’s Breakfast on Friday, March 3, from 7-9 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Fess Parker: A Doubletree Resort by Hilton. Tickets cost $125 per person… [Continue Reading]

Men’s Basketball to Celebrate 75 Years

Westmont battles Biola in 2009

The Westmont men’s basketball program commemorates 75 years of excellence by hosting a weekend of events, including a dinner celebration at the Fess Parker: A Doubletree Resort by Hilton on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 at 6 p.m. Dinner tickets, which include free admission to Saturday’s basketball game, are $75 per person, $140 per couple, and… [Continue Reading]

Duhigg to Speak at Leadership Luncheon

Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter and bestselling author speaks about “The Habitual Pursuit of Excellence” Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at noon in the Coral Casino at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. Tickets to the luncheon, part of the Mosher Foundation’s series on Moral and Ethical Leadership in American Society, cost… [Continue Reading]

Alums Flock to Westmont for Tree Lighting

The Pickle Tree on Kerrwood Lawn

Westmont ushers in the Christmas season with the15th annual Pickle Tree Lighting at Kerrwood Lawn on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 5 p.m. Following holiday music and the Pickle Address, a mystery tree lighter will throw down the massive switch that lights the 150-foot redwood tree, affectionately known as the Pickle Tree. The event is free… [Continue Reading]

Dancers ‘Connecting…’ with Concertgoers

Kyndal Vogt '17

Westmont’s Fall Dance Concert features choreography from students, faculty and alumni on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., all in Porter Theatre. Tickets to “Connecting…” cost $10 for general admission; $7 for students, seniors or children, and may be purchased online at westmont.edu/boxoffice or by… [Continue Reading]

Christmas Festival Spreads Hope, Peace

Westmont presents its 12th annual Christmas Festival, retelling the Christmas story by weaving narration with music from the Westmont Orchestra, College Choir and Choral Union, Dec. 2-3 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Tickets to this year’s… [Continue Reading]

The Bard’s Complete Walk Arrives in SB

Merckx Dascomb in "As You Like It"

Santa Barbara celebrates the remarkable life and work of Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death by hosting a series of performances, including three plays, by an international coalition of theaters and arts organizations Nov. 17-20. “Shakespeare@400.SantaBarbara” includes the Complete Walk, 37 specially made short films commissioned and created by Shakespeare’s Globe London, originally… [Continue Reading]

Talk Offers a Peek of ‘Shakespeare@400’

Karly Kuntz, Ben Thomas and Merckx Dascomb star in "As You Like It" Nov. 18

John Blondell and Mitchell Thomas, Westmont theater arts professors, reflect on the lasting legacy of William Shakespeare while previewing “Shakespeare@400,” a citywide celebration of Shakespeare, in a talk Thursday, Nov. 10, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street. The Westmont Downtown Lecture, “Celebrating Shakespeare@400 in Santa Barbara,” is free and open to… [Continue Reading]