Westmont Hosts Tree Lighting, Santa  


Westmont kicks off the Christmas season with the 14th annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Kerrwood Lawn on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m. Following caroling and the annual Pickle Address, a mystery tree lighter will throw down the massive switch that lights a 150-foot redwood tree, affectionately known for the past 10 years as the… [Continue Reading]

Christmas Fest ‘Gives Light to the Nations’


The 11th annual Westmont Christmas Festival, a popular family tradition in Santa Barbara, features early and contemporary holiday music Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. all at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. The Saturday evening concert has already sold out. Purchase… [Continue Reading]

Christmas Festival Tickets Go on Sale


Tickets to the 11th annual Westmont Christmas Festival go on sale Thursday, Nov. 12, at 5 p.m. This year’s performance, “I Will Give you as a Light to the Nations,” will be Dec. 4-5 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. all at First Presbyterian Church,… [Continue Reading]

Campus Comes Alive with Music this Month

The Westmont Quartet, featuring Issac Kay, Tim, Beccue, Katrina Whitman, Sierra Farrar, performs Nov. 20

Westmont student musicians and composers present diverse concerts this month, all free and in Deane Chapel on Westmont’s lower campus. For more information, please contact the music department at (805) 565-6040. The Composer’s Concert on Friday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m highlights new works by Westmont student composers performed by both fellow students and the… [Continue Reading]

More than 20 ‘Just Dance!’ at Fall Concert


The Westmont Fall Dance Concert, “Just Dance!” featuring more than 20 student dancers and choreography by faculty members Susan Alexander and Christina Sanchez, is Friday, Dec. 11, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 12, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., all in Porter Theatre. Tickets, which cost $10 for general admission; $7 for students, seniors… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Theater Sings Broadway Hits

Some Enchanted Evening final poster high quality

Westmont students will perform many of the funniest, most moving and memorable songs of the musical theater canon Friday, Nov. 13, at 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 14, at 8 p.m. in Porter Theatre. Tickets to “Some Enchanted Evening: Westmont Sings Broadway,” which cost $15 for general admission, $10 for students, seniors and children, may… [Continue Reading]

Theater, Art Collide in ‘Secondhand’

Theater, Art Collide in “Secondhand”

Westmont senior Connor Bush directs and stars in a new play, “Secondhand,” on Friday, Nov. 6, and Saturday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. both nights in Westmont’s Black Box Theatre. The 40-minute production is free and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Seniors Kevin Hammer and Cole Erickson also perform in… [Continue Reading]

SoCal Choirs Join voices in Choral Fest

The Westmont College Choir

The Westmont Fall Choral Festival, combining the voices of more than 450 students from 13 local high schools, is Friday, Oct. 30, at 4:45 p.m. and 7 p.m., both in First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Half of the choirs will perform at 4:45 p.m. and the remaining half will perform prior to Westmont… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Highlight Impact of Illustration

Scott Anderson

Scott Anderson, associate professor of art at Westmont, reveals the collective impact of illustration on our culture in a talk Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street. The Westmont Downtown Lecture, “The Art All Around Us: Illustration and Visual Culture in America,” is free and open to the public…. [Continue Reading]

Museum Shows Off New Contemporary Art

Alison Saar's "Coup de Grace," a four-color lithograph on Thai kozo, 2012

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art shows off some of the amazing art it has acquired in the past five years in “Saar, Serra, Surls and More: Thirty New Acquisitions in Contemporary Art” Oct. 29-Dec. 19. An opening reception on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 4-6 p.m. is free and open to the public. The exhibition,… [Continue Reading]