Short, Sweet and Surreal Dance

Westmont Windancers’ fall dance program, “Cirque: Short, Sweet and Surreal,” offers a circus of surprising twists and turns 8 p.m. Dec. 3 and 4 in Porter Theatre. Refreshments and a question-and-answer time follow the short recital. Directed and choreographed by dance Professor Erlyne Whiteman, the production features choreography by theater arts instructor Vicki Finlayson and… [Continue Reading]

Kenosis, If a Soul Could Sing

The premiere public performance of “Kenosis,” an original composition of spiritual poetry set to contemporary music, will be 8 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Center Stage Theater, Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center in downtown Santa Barbara. “Kenosis” is based on a collection of poems, “Kenosis: A Song Cycle,” written by English Professor Randall J. VanderMey. It… [Continue Reading]

An Evening of Jazz

The Westmont Big Band and three combos will perform the best of their work at the Jazz Ensemble Concert 8 p.m. Nov. 19 in Deane Chapel. Admission is free. The 15-piece big band, directed by music instructor Ron McCarley, will feature both swing music and more contemporary big band music. “One piece is a tribute… [Continue Reading]

A Fall Music Classic

Enjoy the sounds of classical music 8 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Westmont Wind Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra concert in Deane Chapel on Westmont’s lower campus. Admission is free. “The concert will be fun as well as classical and formal,” Wind Ensemble director Ron McCarley said. “As a special finale we will feature a piece… [Continue Reading]

What Makes Baby Girls Different?

Hebrew Bible expert Alan Cooper will speak on “What Makes Baby Girls Different: Leviticus 12 and “Original Sin” 4 p.m. Nov. 1 in Hieronymus Lounge as part of the annual Westmont-UCSB Lecture on the Hebrew Bible. The event, sponsored by the religious studies departments at Westmont and UCSB and the Westmont provost’s office, is free… [Continue Reading]

Is the Universe Fine-Tuned?

Ernan McMullin, John Cardinal O’Hara professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, will speak on “Is the Universe Fine-Tuned?” 3:30 p.m. Nov. 5 in Porter Theatre. The event, sponsored by the Pascal Society, is free and open to the public. According to McMullin, two developments in the first half of the 20th… [Continue Reading]

Behind Design: Inside Chase Design Group

World-renowned graphic designer and creative director Margo Chase will speak on “Behind Design: A Lecture with Pretty Pictures” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in Porter Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. What goes on behind the scenes? Where do ideas come from? Chase will discuss the inner workings of her busy… [Continue Reading]

Painted Faith: New Mexico's Santos

“Painted Faith: New Mexican Devotional Images,” featuring santos from a never-before-exhibited Santa Barbara Museum of Art collection, will be on exhibit at Westmont’s Reynolds Gallery Nov. 1 through Dec. 18. An opening reception for the exhibit, the college’s annual holiday show, will be 4-6 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Art Center. A lecture on “New… [Continue Reading]

Right Here, Right Now: The Case for America's War on Terror

Westmont Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance David Newton will present the lecture “Right Here, Right Now: The Case for America’s War on Terror” 7 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Page Multipurpose Room on the upper Westmont campus. Dr. Newton, Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance at Westmont since 1990, has developed a comprehensive retrospective and contemporary analysis of… [Continue Reading]

Westmont's Production of Reckless Opens

 “Reckless,” written by Craig Lucas, opens the Westmont theater season on Oct. 28. The play follows Rachel, a cheerful suburban housewife, through a bizarre and fantastic journey as she travels across the country, eventually attaining a hard-won maturity. Directed by Mitchell Thomas, Westmont’s new full-time, tenure-track professor, “Reckless” plays 8 p.m. Oct. 28, 29, 30… [Continue Reading]