Five-time tennis Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova will moderate a discussion with visionary thinker Adam Grant on his book “Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 at The Arlington Theatre.

Grant is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of “Think Again” and “Originals.”
His new book “Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things” explores how to build the skills and structures to achieve greater things, and how to create opportunities for those who have been overlooked.

We can all improve at improving, Grant says, and when opportunity doesn’t knock, there are ways to build a door.

Sharapova is a world-class tennis champion, investor and entrepreneur. After moving to the United States from Russia at age six to pursue her tennis career, she turned professional at age 14.

She won Wimbledon at age 17, the first of her five career Grand Slam titles , and was the seventh female player in the open era to complete the career Grand Slam.

Off the courts, Sharapova is a founder, CEO and business investor. She is an equity owner of Supergoop and ambassador for Evian, and continues to expand her business portfolio as an investor and strategic advisor to a variety of companies, including Tonal, Therabody,, Bala and Wolf & Shepherd.

Tickets to Adam Grant, presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures, are $50, $40 and $30/general public; $15 UCSB students with current student ID. Ticket purchase includes a copy of “Hidden Potential” (pick up at event).

For tickets or more information, call UCSB Arts & Lectures, 805-893-3535 or buy online at

Tickets also available through the Arlington box office, 805-963-4408 and AXS.

UCSB Arts & Lectures acknowledges its Community Partners the Natalie Orfalea Foundation & Lou Buglioli for their support of the 2023-24 season.