Evening Galas - at Lobero Theater

Monday October 27Monday

Awakened World Opening Night 7:30-9:30 pm

Co-hosts | Dr. Roger Teel & Rev. Wendy Craig-Purcell

Featuring | Michael Bernard Beckwith, Louie Schwartzberg, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Rickie Byars Beckwith

Welcome by AGNT President, Michael Bernard Beckwith. Short films and presentations by Oprah guest, Louie Schwartzberg (“Gratitude,” narrated by Bro. David Steindl-Rast), Film clip and talk by Barbara Marx Hubbard (“Our Story”). Concert featuring Rickie Byars Beckwith, Faith Rivera, Harold Payne, and Aidan Makepece and Finian Makepeace (of the Makepeace Brothers). Orientation for all activities and opportunities during festival week, demo features for your festival APP, and meet our Sponsors..

Tuesday October 28Under the Same Sun

World Peace Night 8:00-10:00 pm

Co-Hosts | Dr. Kenn Gordon & Dr. Kathy Hearn

Featuring |
World Peace Games, Matthew Evans,
2014 Peace Award

Performance procession into theater by UCSB Afro-Brazilian Ensemble (aka Santa Barbara Samba). Film: "World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements”: the story of public school students' participating in an exercise called the World Peace Game, and their transformation into citizens of the world. Matthew J. Evans, 18 year old filmmaker and recipient of 2014 Art of Making Peace Award, at the United Nations. Presentation by Dr. Christian Sorensen of the 3rd Annual Barbara E. Fields Peace Award to Rickie Byars Beckwith, 2014 honoree. Performances by musicians and dancers representing world cultures: Hani Naser, Venerable Thubten Nima, Spiritual Leader of Driking Rinchen Choling, Matt Wright & Santa Barbara Samba and Gen Now hip-hop wonder, Gina Rene.

Wednesday, October 29Gala Wednesday

“What the Bleep” 10th Birthday Party 8:00-9:30 pm
Birthday Cake & Dance Party: 9:30-11:00 pm

Co-Hosts | Dr. Carol Carnes & Dr. Dennis Merritt Jones

Featuring | Will Arntz, Fred Alan Wolf, Betsy Chasse, Mark Vicente. Live performances by Faith RIvera, Gina Rene, Ernie Halter,
Agape sensation, Brenda Eager



Let us eat birthday cake! Director/producer/writer of classic film that launched a bold new trend in conscious media, Will Arntz celebrates “What the Bleep’s” 10th anniversary with a video Retrospective and news of “what the bleep is NEXT?” Will is joined by a panel of filmmakers and cast members: Fred Alan Wolf, Betsy Chasse, Mark Vicente. Live performances by Faith RIvera, Gina Rene, Ernie Halter, and Agape sensation, Brenda Eager. Dance away under the stars with local DJ, Steve Fields.

Thursday, October 30Every Three Seconds

“The STAGE of Aquarius” Celebrity Panel and Closing Gala 8:00-10:00 pm

Co-Hosts | Rev. Temple Hayes & Rev. Jim Lee


Cosmic Belief or Comic Relief? Hysterically funny Kyle Cease will get endorphins flowing to kick off closing night. Rickie Byars Beckwith and the Agape Choir. A celebrity guest panel featuring actor/director screenwriter, Michael Imperioli (Sopranos’ HBO series), Barnet Bain, Susan Bridges, Emmanuel Itier, and Peggy Callahan contemplate the topic: “The STAGE of Aquarius: Film, Music, and Media Arts as a Platform for Good.” Moderators: Barbara Fields and Kathy Hearn. Blessing for our Community of Oneness and sing-a-long..