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  Here's the Latest Buzz! -- Arts & Entertainment
5/4 - Tickets are on sale for Los Olivos Jazz & Olive Festival -- Saturday June 4 ... The annual Los Olivos Jazz & Olive Festival features wines poured by thirty local wineries along with food prepared by thirty chefs, plus olive products vendors, and, of course, world-class live jazz, for an all-inclusive price of $65.
In the center of downtown Los Olivos, under the shade trees of Lavinia Campbell Park, chairs and space for blankets allow you to enjoy Grammy-nominees Denise Donatelli and Otmaro Ruiz, Chris Colangelo, Mark Ferber, and Bob Sheppard. Page is property
Enthusiastic attendees come from throughout California and many other states, and, as attendance is limited to 650, we expect to sell out again this year. It is recommended that tickets be purchased in advance. They m...
5/4 - Quad Pod ... It was dense fog until late in the trip, with a few sucker holes with sun pouring down. There was just enough wind to entice a few kite-boarders. The coastal waters have turned a rich green-brown with the Spring bloom. It was a good single trip and here is the story:
12 noon ..... Heading out of the Harbor on radar does not happen very often. Such was the auspicious start to our excursion. We ran the kelp highway west as far as Isla Vista without seeing any spouts. There were spots along the highway with half-mile or more visibility and some solar warmth, but at IV we encountered a wall of dense stratus with no hope of seeing whales or kelp in it. Captain Dave turned the Condor Express around and re-traced his path while running east with the wind at our...
5/2 - This Sauturday ... It's the annual Buellton Brew Fest ... The annual Buellton Brew Fest will feature over 50 breweries and wineries along with live bands and food trucks!! Our special VIP ticket ($55) will allow you to enter an hour early (11:30 a.m.) and try specialized beers from breweries that will not be available after the VIP hour. General Admission ($45) will begin at 12:30 p.m. and the event is over at 4:30 p.m. (last pour 4 p.m.). Your ticket includes tastings from any of the 50+ breweries and wineries, souvenir glass, life size beer pong, cornhole and live entertainment.
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the day! We encourage you to drink responsibly and know your limits. No pets or kids under 21 please. ... Presented by: Buellton Chamber of Commerce & V...
5/2 - Don't miss them .... Lobero Live presents Capitol Steps ... tonight! ... No one in the headlines is safe from the side-splitting satire of the Capitol Steps, the only group in Washington attempting to be funnier than Congress. This troupe of former Congressional staffers travels the country satirizing the very people and places that once employed them. Now in their 30th year, the Cap Steps continue to tour the U.S. presenting their unique brand of witty partisan mockery directly to their constituents. “When it comes to satire,” says the Washington Post, “you haven’t seen the real thing until you have been to the Capitol Steps.” ... Presented by: Lobero Theatre ... Venue: Lobero Theatre
5/2 - Santa Barbara coastal whales ... Mild weather and good crowds had the Condor Express running three excursions out of Santa Barbara today. Here are the details:
9 am ..... One gray whale mother and calf pair were located and followed for a while as they went about their trek to their feeding grounds in Alaska. After the gray whales, Captain Dave and his Whale Scout, Auggie, turned their sights offshore and quickly located 2 humpback whales heading west with 10 minute down times. Good tail flukes were seen by all, and one of the pair was very large.
12 noon ..... After a trip along the kelp superhighway up as far as More Mesa, the Condor Express again turned offshore. Right away a very small, solo humpback whale was seen. It was a humpback we saw a few weeks ago...
5/2 - Tonight ... Yuja Wang, piano, at The Granada Theatre ... Lauded for her prodigious technique, the 28-year-old Chinese-born pianist Yuja Wang has been praised for her authority over the most complex technical demands of the repertoire and the depth of her musical insight, as well as her fresh interpretations and charismatic stage presence. From her “enormous sensitivity” to her “endless range of expression” (New York Classical Review), Wang is the real thing: a world-famous artist who has achieved a level of brilliance that eludes many more experienced artists. A past recipient of the Gilmore Young Artist Award and the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Wang astounds everyone who sees her perform “fully in her element… she [takes] off like a rocket, all glitter and rhythmic sass” (Los Angele...
5/1 - Save the Date! S.B Jazz Society presents Mon David -- Sunday, May 15 ... The Santa Barbara Jazz Society is excited to present singer Mon David on Sunday, May 15 from 1 to 3:30pm at SOhO. Noted for his wide and advanced vocal range, David is a Filipino-American jazz vocalist who has studied the vocal art of all the great jazz artists and has come up with his own progressive singing style and techniques. Backing up David are veteran musicians, pianist Ian Bernard, bassist Richard Simon, and drummer Paul Kreibech.
In 2006 he won the London International Jazz Vocal Competition besting 106 contestants from 27 countries. He has performed at jazz festivals world wide including the North Sea Jazz Festival and many local LA clubs such as the Jazz Bakery, Catalina Jazz Bar, and Charlie O’...
4/29 - Save the Date! Advanced QuickBooks Pro -- 4/30 ... A one-day follow-up class to 'Intermediate QuickBooks Pro'. If you have been using this software, this class covers accounting related issues more in depth. Topics include: the accounting cycle and how it occurs in QuickBooks Pro, inventory, journal entries, prepaid expenses, accruals of expenses and reports. Also covered is how to export from QuickBooks to Excel and how to customize invoices.
Katrina M. Tinker, CPA, has been in accounting for over 25 years and has been using QuickBooks for more than 10 years. She has attended seminars and classes in QuickBooks and enjoys sharing with others how best to use this valuable resource. Her classes are designed to show how much joy there is in accounting and how to use QuickBooks corre...
4/29 - Save the Date! Grant Writing Made Easy -- 4/30 ... Need to raise funds for your favorite non-profit? Fifteen hundred other Santa Barbara non-profits, PTA's, children's sports' teams, etc. do too.  Get an edge - discover key grant proposal components and how to generate them. Find out how you, as a volunteer or novice grant writer, can effectively research funding opportunities, draft a compelling need statement, and develop a realistic budget. Learn what essential documents should be included with a grant submission. Best of all - walk away with a 2-3 page boilerplate grant proposal and help your organization succeed.
Schott Campus, Room 5. ... Presented by: SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning ... Venue: SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning
4/28 - Heads Up! Debate for the 24th Congressional District --May 6 ... This summer, voters in Santa Barbara County and parts of the Central Coast will have a large vote to cast. After twenty years of leadership from Congresswoman Lois Capps and her late husband, Walter Capps, a new name will be representing the 24th district. Join KCRW on May 6th as they team up with the Santa Barbara Independent for a live-radio, issue-packed debate with the race’s top contenders. With KCRW host and moderator Jonathan Bastian, they'll discuss vital questions surrounding Southern California’s drought, oil drilling in the Santa Barbara Channel, college affordability, the future of undocumented workers in our region and more.
The debate will be held on Friday, May 6th at the Ensemble Theatre Compan...
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