UCSB Arts & Lectures sets presentation on hiking Grand Canyon

Filmmaker and photographer Peter McBride and writer Kevin Fedarko will present “Between River and Rim: Hiking the Grand Canyon,” a National Geographic illustrated presentation at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at UCSB Campbell Hall.

In an effort to share the Grand Canyon’s uncharted glory and shed light on the many threats it faces, McBride and Fedarko set off on an audacious and demanding adventure: to transect the length of the canyon on foot, an endeavor only about 24 people had accomplished before them.

It took them 13 months and seven pairs of shoes to walk nearly 800 miles, in temperatures ranging from minus-5 to 111 degrees.

Tickets are $25 for the general public and $15 for UCSB students and youth up to 18 years old.


UCSB Arts & Lectures presents the captivating soprano Julia Bullock with pianist John Arida in a program featuring Schubert, Barber and contemporary blues


Julia Bullock
Photo by Christian Steiner

Captivating soprano Julia Bullock and pianist John Arida will perform a program of Schubert, Barber and contemporary blues at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at the Music Academy of the West’s Hahn Hall.

Bullock received rave reviews for her 2016 Ojai Music Festival debut that produced “something with the heart … of a masterpiece,” according to the New York Times.

She has established an enviable career showcasing her “luminous full voice, round and shining and shifting and elusive as a ball of mercury,” according to The Washington Post, and the San Francisco Chronicle called her “a tour de force.”

Tickets are $35 for the general public and $9 for UCSB students.

For tickets and more information, call UCSB Arts & Lectures at 805-893-3535 or visit www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu.