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Savanna Mesch

Stories by Savanna

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The Boatmaker Screens at S.B. Maritime Museum

Ken Minor Will Speak on His Hand-Built Sailboat

Ken Minor will speak on his hand-built sailboat.

Megan Leavey

Kate Mara Gives Emotional Performance

Kate Mara portrays a complex woman who refuses to give up.

Ali Wong Pushes the Envelope

Comedian Jokes About Race, Gender, and Motherhood

Comedian jokes about race, gender, and motherhood to a packed Granada Theatre.

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Feline Fine at Cat Therapy

Cuteness Heals at Victoria Court Café

Cuteness heals at Victoria Court café.


Film Explores Nature of Evil

Poignant film explores the nature of evil.

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Regina Spektor Makes S.B. Tour Stop

Pop Singer Captivates Arlington Audience

The pop singer captivates the Arlington audience on Wednesday, April 5.

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2017 Summer Camp Guide

Start Planning This Season's Array of Fun with Santa Barbara's Complete Guide to Kids’ Activities

Start planning this season's array of fun with Santa Barbara's complete guide to kids’ activities.

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The Head and the Heart in S.B.

Seattle Folk Group Play the Arlington

The Seattle folk group plays the Arlington Saturday, April 8.

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Spring Happenings 2017

Swing Into Spring with These Upcoming Events and Activities in and Around Santa Barbara

Swing into spring with these upcoming events and activities in and around Santa Barbara.

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Wedding DJ Bonnie Hope

Music Maven for the About-to-Be-Betrothed

The music maven for the about-to-be-betrothed.

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Griffin House at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club

Nashville Artist Played Acoustic Set on Thursday

Nashville artist played a captivating acoustic set on Thursday, February 9.

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Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams

Actors Receive Cinema Vanguard Awards

The actors receive Cinema Vanguard award for their roles in ‘Manchester by the Sea’

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Santa Barbara Films @ SBIFF

Features and Shorts with Santa Barbara Connections

Features and shorts with Santa Barbara connections.

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Switchfoot Plays the Arlington

Band Plays Electrifying Set Thursday, January 26.

The band is still at the top of its game, as proved by its electrifying set last Thursday night.

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Carrie Pilby

Director Susan Johnson

Not just another coming-of-film, this feature analyzes real relationships and their consequences.

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Lives Well Lived

Director Sky Bergman

Elders dispense earnest advice on aging, reflecting, and what it means to lead a life well lived.

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Writers/directors Andrew Sullivan & Geoffrey Orthwein

It’s the end of the world, but this couple doesn’t know why.

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Dimona Twist

Director Michal Aviad

Hear about what it’s really like to be a young woman growing up in rural Israel.

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Switchfoot Plays the Arlington

Switchfoot Plays the Arlington

The rock band dares us to move with its 10th record, ‘Where the Light Shines Through.’

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Stand-up Comedy for Gray Winter Days and Nights

Tig Notaro, Michael Che, and Others Crack Wise About Politics and Personal Experiences

Tig Notaro, Michael Che, and others crack wise about politics and personal experiences on Netflix.

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Mr. Little Jeans Plays SOhO

Singer Gives Short, Sweet Performance

Singer gives short but sweet performance Thu., Dec. 15.

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Mr Little Jeans Returns to S.B.

Lovable Norwegian L.A. Performer Revisits SOhO After Last Year’s Great Show

The lovable Norwegian L.A. performer will revisit SOhO after last year’s great show.

SBIFF Honors Warren Beatty

Actor/Director/Producer Receives Kirk Douglas Award

The actor/director/producer receives the Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film.

SBCC Theater Tackles David Ives

Student Showcase Highlights Playwright’s One-Acts

Student showcase highlights playwrights’ one-act plays.

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Pretty Lights Shines

Deejay Gets Crowd Dancing at Bowl

The deejay gets the crowd up and dancing at the Bowl’s concert-season closer.

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Jimmy Eat World at the Arlington

Rock Band Resonates with Fans

Rock band still resonates with fans — young and old.

Norah Jones Woos Fans at Bowl

Songstress Gave a Stripped-Down Performance Under Rainy Sky

Songstress gave a stripped-down performance of songs new and old under a rainy sky.

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Wild Nothing Play SOhO

Indie Dream Pop Band Put on a Casual Show

The indie dream pop band put on a casual show.

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Honne Captures S.B. Crowd’s Attention

British Electronic Duo Perform Sensual Show.

The intimate atmosphere of SOhO Restaurant & Music Club made the perfect setting for a sensual show from British electronic duo Honne Tuesday, October 11.

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Hippie Sabotage Plays Ventura

Duo Captivates Crowd with Gravitational Stage Presence

The duo captivates the crowd with gravitational stage presence.

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Blink-182 Light Up the Bowl

Punk Rockers Play to Eclectic Crowd

The band played songs from its new album, California, and their radio hits ranging from “Miss You” to “All the Small Things.”

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Ray LaMontagne Captivates Audiences at Bowl Show

Singer’s Set Was Intriguing Mix of Genres Beautifully Strung Together

LaMontagne’s set was an intriguing mix of genres beautifully strung together by his style: nonchalant yet excitingly captivating.