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GOINGS ON SANTA BARBARA : Drawing on Fame : Celebrity doodlings will be auctioned off to raise funds for renovating Santa Barbara's Lobero Theatre.


Have you ever been curious about what Bo Derek might doodle while she's talking on the phone or sipping her coffee?

Ponder no more. It's a heart. Also keeping in character, George Burns draws glasses with a cigar. And Alan Alda, like most people, makes those lines and boxes and other haphazard shapes.

These celebrities, plus Vincent Price, Carol Burnett, Elizabeth Taylor, Burt Reynolds, Brooke Shields, James Stewart, Jane Seymour and many others have donated their doodlings to the Lobero Theatre Foundation.

The works will be auctioned off March 28 to raise money for theater renovations. State law requires that by September, 1995, the Lobero be strengthened to meet seismic standards, or close its doors.

In addition to the doodlings and some photographs, there will be selected items from the estate of Dame Judith Anderson as well as costumes from theater productions. A cocktail buffet and auction preview begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Lobero, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. The auction starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50. Call 966-4946.

At the Lobero Theatre this weekend, the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra will feature piano soloist Hung-Kuan Chen at a 4 p.m. Sunday performance. Chen, winner of the Gold Medal in the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Israel and the Busoni International Piano Competition in Italy, will play with the orchestra again at 8 p.m. on Tuesday. The program includes Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 19 in C; and Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin and Ma Mere l'oye Suite. Tickets range from $15 to $20. Call 963-0761.

For more classical music this weekend, the Santa Barbara Symphony will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Arlington Theater. Led by concertmaster Gilles Apap, the symphony will play: Mozart, Adagio and Rondo; Rossini, "Barber of Seville" Overture; Kreisler, Preludium and Allegro; Sarasate, Zigeurnerweisen; Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4. Tickets range from $10.50 to $29.50. Call 963-4408.

Ensemble Theatre's "Gertrude Stein and a Companion," opening Friday is about one of literature's great love affairs, that of Gertrude Stein and her companion Alice B. Toklas. The play, first-prize winner at both the Edinburgh Festival and the Theatre Festival in Sydney, explores the lives of the two women during the 1920s, when they lived in Paris and were at the center of an art and literary enclave that included Picasso and Ernest Hemingway.

The production will run Wednesdays through Sundays until April 19. Times are 7 p.m. Sundays and 8 p.m. other nights, and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. April 12 and 19. Tickets range from $10 to $14.

Starlight Entertainment presents "A Gown For His Mistress," a French farce by Georges Feydeau about infidelity in Paris at the turn of the century. The play runs through April 18 at the Villa Santa Barbara, 227 E. Anapamu. Hors d'oeuvres begin at 6:30 p.m. Fridays and 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and show times are one hour later. Tickets are $17 with hors d'oeuvres and $12.50 for the show only. Call 964-3688.

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History continues its travel film series with "Brittany & Normandy--England's French Connection" Sunday at 3 p.m. Although separated by the English Channel, the people of the British Isles and the French provinces of Brittany and Normandy share a common Scandinavian heritage. The film explores this connection plus features many highlights of this region such as the Castle of Falaise where William the Conqueror was born, the Broceliande Forest where King Arthur and his knights searched for the Holy Grail, and the D-Day landing beaches. Tickets are $4. Call 682-4711.

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