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  • Christmas Festival Makes Its Granada Premiere

    November 12, 2021

    The 17th annual Westmont Christmas Festival appears for the first time at Santa Barbara’s famed Granada Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 5, at 3 p.m. Tickets, which cost $20 each, go on sale Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 5 p.m. at westmont.edu/festival.

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  • Theater Turns to Uplifting ‘Hope Songs’

    November 9, 2021

    The Westmont Festival Theatre offers uplifting songs of joy and love in “You Will Be Found: Hope Songs” Nov. 19-20 at 7:30 p.m. in Porter Theatre. “We all could use a little hope right now,” says Mitchell Thomas, director of the event. Tickets to the all-ages fundraiser, which cost $15 for general admission, $10 for students, may be purchased at westmont.edu/boxoffice.

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  • Talk Examines Bolivian Child Workers

    November 2, 2021

    Elizabeth Gardner, Westmont assistant professor of communication studies, examines a protest by children and adolescents in South America on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Global Leadership Center. The Paul C.

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  • NEXUS Stages Comedic ‘Thanksgiving Play’

    November 2, 2021

    The second installment of NEXUS: Readings by Black and Indigenous Playwrights features “The Thanksgiving Play” by Larissa FastHorse with excerpts from Suzan Lori-Parks’ “365 Days/365 Plays” on Saturday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Porter Theatre. The event, which will include a post-reading discussion, is free and open to the public. Guests will be required to show proof of vaccine or a recent negative COVID-19 test and wear a mask while indoors on campus.

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  • Fall Choral Festival to Harmonize on Friday

    October 27, 2021

    Westmont’s annual Fall Choral Festival, featuring about 125 students from five California high school choirs, returns for a live performance Friday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m. in Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West. The concert is free and open to the public. Due to Covid-19 we are asking all guests RSVP here in advance here

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  • Museum Opens a Trove from Its Collection

    October 27, 2021

    The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, which moved from the confines of the Reynold’s Gallery to its current home in the Adams Center for the Visual arts more than a decade ago, reveals the enormity of its holdings in “Academic, Barbizon, and Impressionist Artists: Highlights from the Permanent Collection” from Nov. 11- Dec. 18 in the museum. A free, public opening reception will be held Thursday, Nov. 11, from 4-6 p.m. at the museum.

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