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2/7 - Save the Date! Buellton State of the City Luncheon -- Feb 18 ... The Buellton Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the annual State of the City address. We are inviting you to join us at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott to hear from our City Manager, Marc Bierdzinski, about our thriving city. We will be highlighting the Green initiative and sustainable projects we have done in the city and with current projects. We will also hear from Frances Gilliland from Santa Barbara Green Business who will share with us the benefits of being Green Certified and how SB Green Business may help guide you through the process. ... Presented by: Buellton Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau ... Venue: Santa Ynez Valley Marriott
2/6 - Another Super Pod of Gray Whales ! ... These mild Santa Ana days are very special with their warmth, clear blue skies, and calm seas. And what a mind-blowing sighting we had just north of Chinese Harbor on Santa Cruz Island. It was amazing. Here are the details.
We ran for quite a while, heading due south, until we sighted our first marine mammals of the trip. It was a nice sized pod of long-beaked common dolphins with perhaps 250 in the group. We traveled with the pod and enjoyed each others’ company for a while before continuing our quest. We were in search of whales, tall spouts, humpbacks or grays, or who knows what else.
As we approached Santa Cruz Island it became obvious that many of the “tall spouts” we thought we saw from mid-Channel were, in fact, blow ho...
2/6 - Variety Artisan's Award Recipients Announced! ... The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, in conjunction with Variety, announced today the recipients of the second annual Variety Artisans Awards, which celebrates those essential to the filmmaking process and who have exhibited the most exciting and innovative work of the year in their respective fields. The Tribute evening will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the Lobero Theatre and will be moderated by Variety’s Sr. VP Awards Editor, Tim Gray.
The Variety Artisans Award will be presented to the following 2016 Oscar nominees:
Carter Burwell, for original score in the Weinstein Company’s “Carol” directed by Todd Haynes. This is Burwell’s first Academy Award nomination; he has worked with esteemed directors s...
2/5 - A PULITZER PRIZE AND TONY AWARD-WINNER: I Am My Own Wife -- 2/5 ... By Doug Wright ..... Not long after the fall of the Berlin Wall, playwright Doug Wright began a conversation with Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, an elegant and eccentric 65-year-old German transvestite who, against all odds, hid from the Nazis in plain sight as a woman. Wright uses more than 30 characters — all played by a single actor — to piece together Charlotte’s controversial life. A profound story of survival. Directed by Jenny Sullivan.
Performance Schedule • Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8pm • Special Saturday Matinee on 2nd Saturday of the run • Sundays at 2pm and 7pm (no 7 pm on 2nd Sunday of the run) • Tuesday, at 7pm (1st Tuesday of the run)
Single Ticket Price: Tickets start at $35. $20 for 20...
2/4 - Humpbacks, Gray Whales and Dolphins (and sun!) ... Total sightings for the day included 4 humpback whales (1 of which we saw 3 times, but I didn’t “pad” the count), 5 gray whales and about 500 long-beaked common dolphins. It was another stunning day with bright skies and calm seas all day. Again, we had that “Conception to Mugu” visibility and there were no excuses for not seeing spouts at a considerable distance. These sunny winter days are among the best of the year in my opinion.
Things really got a hot start when we were about 3 miles south of Santa Barbara and heading in the general direction of mid-Santa Cruz Island. Here we were able to follow a trio of gray whales as they slowly meandered east, and were fairly preoccupied with what looked to us like courtship behavior...
2/4 - Save the Date! California's Wild Edge: The Coast in Poetry, Prints and History -- 2/12 ... The Wildling Museum's newest show is a traveling show featuring the amazing block prints of renowned artist Tom Killion paired with poetry by Gary Snyder and others, all celebrating Calfornia's wild coastline. The Opening Reception is Friday, Feb 12 from 5:30 to 7:30. All welcome, just RSVP to 805-686-8315.
2/4 - Carl Weathers to present Sylvester Stallone with prestigious Montecito Award - 2/9 ... Carl Weathers will present Sylvester Stallone with the prestigious Montecito Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, reuniting the two stars from the Oscar-winning Rocky. Stallone is receiving the award for his award-winning performance in Ryan Coogler’s hit film Creed. Given to a person in the entertainment industry who has made a great contribution to film, the award will be presented to Stallone at a ceremony on Tuesday, February 9, at the historic Arlington Theater.
Weathers famously portrayed Heavyweight Champion Apollo Creed in the original Rocky films, first squaring off with the Italian Stallion in Rocky and Rocky II, and returning in Rocky III and Rocky IV as Rock...
2/3 - Epic Day for Weather and Whales ... Wow! It was such a gorgeous day full of mammals I’m speechless (almost). This was a cruise ship trip and seafaring passengers came off the big ship and got directly on to the Condor Express. To begin with, it was so crystal clear and sunny that you could see Pt. Conception to the west and Bony Mountain to the east including all 4 northern islands at once. The sea surface varied from rippled (Beaufort 1) to buttery glass (Beaufort 0). Totals for the day included 5 humpback whales, 6 gray whales, and 2,000 long-beaked common dolphins. This does not include hundreds of California sea lions, a handful of Pacific harbor seals (on bait barge), and all sorts of pelagic birds. Here is the story.
Captain Eric steered south towards multiple tall ...
2/3 - Tonight ... SBIFF Opening Night Film & Gala - The Little Prince ... Directed by Mark Osborne and featuring the voices of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Ricky Gervais, James Franco, Mackenzie Foy, and Benicio Del Toro. “THE LITTLE PRINCE” is based on the classic tale of the same name by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. After the movie ... Opening Night Gala will be at Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center.
“THE LITTLE PRINCE” weaves elements of the novel into an original narrative written by Irena Brignull and Bob Persichetti. To ensure that her daughter is enrolled in a prestigious academy, The Mother forces The Little Girl into a rigorous study schedule that leaves her little time to enjoy her summer. To escape her overbearing mother, The Little Girl befriends The Aviator, her elderly ...
2/3 - Save the Date! Whale Whisperer: A Path to Awakening -- 2/6 ... Embark on an exploration into the mystical beauty, grace and intelligence of whales while also discovering the science behind how whales are a fundamental building block of the Earth's ecosystem.  Through a unique guided meditation to whale song, explore the possibilities of tapping into the collective consciousness of cetaceans as a resource for spiritual growth. Go deeper with a discussion of the whales' loving, inspirational messages and gain a broader understanding of our synergistic relationship to our planet and how whales are integral to sustaining life on earth. 
Schott Campus, Auditorium. ... Presented by: SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning ... Venue: SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning
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