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5/25 - Warm air, Calm seas, Humpback Calf goes Berserk ... Captain Eric and the crew took the Condor Express away from the dock in Santa Barbara and headed east to where the hot spots have been forming for the past week. It was another gorgeous Spring day in the Santa Barbara Channel with only a very light breeze and an almost glassy surface all day. More good news…the water has cleared up and is getting blue again after a 2-week plankton bloom. It was one of those fine days on the water.
The Condor Express started up running southeast along the inside passage, between the rig line and the beach. About a mile north of Hillhouse we had our first long-beaked common dolphins with about 500 in a scattered herd…nice to see in the blue water. Continuing on this track, and about a mile nor...
5/24 - Special venue for a Special Show .....SBBS Member Appreciation Show w' Mitch Woods -- 5/30 ... It's time for the annual Santa Barbara Blues Society Member Appreciation Show ..... featuring dynamic boogie woogie pianist Mitch Wood. This show is the SBBS's way of saying thanks to its loyal members and blues lovers. It will feature free BBQ snacks, a dance floor, and two outdoor patios and is FREE to each SBBS member. Guests of members get in for a minimal $10 admission price.
A Bay Area resident since 1970, Mitch Woods cites as influences the great blues mavens Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis, Pete Johnson, and especially jump blues master and rock-and-roll precursor Lewis Jordan.
Woods has led his own Bocket BBS combo for over three decades and is a multiple nominee for a bl...
5/22 - Thank you to the generous Donors who make this work possible. ... We know you support us out of your deep commitment to the animals and we want you to get acquainted with these amazing creatures that you help through your generous contributions. Individuals who have made contributions are now being recognized here on our website. We thank you, your contribution saves lives.
5/21 - Granada Underground presents ... He's My Brother, She's My Sister -- June 4 ... Self-described purveyors of "glam-folk," "cirque rock," "garage country," and "desert pop," Los Angeles, California-based five-piece He's My Brother, She's My Sister specialize in theatrical, forward-thinking folk-rock in the vein of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes that blends '60s and '70s nostalgia with the fiery, bluesy Americana of Jack White and the Black Keys.
Presented by ... The Granada Theatre
Venue ... The Granada Theatre - McCune Founders Room
5/21 - Save the Date! Music at Trinity presents the Majesty of Trumpet and Organ - May 31st, 3:30 p.m. free concert! ... The 2014/15 season of “Music at Trinity” community concerts concludes with an exciting program featuring four varied pieces for trumpet and organ, including the unusual jazz-inspired Sonata by French/Lebanese composer Naji Hakim, in addition to two impressive organ toccatas. Trinity brings trumpeter Brian Chin from Seattle, Washington to Santa Barbara care of Trinity’s newly installed organist, Thomas Joyce.
Program: Sonata in D Major, Giuseppe Torelli (1658-1709) Toccata in F Major, Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707) The Hollow Men, Opus 25, Vincent Persichetti (1915-1987) Prayer of St. Gregory, Op. 62b, Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000) Improvisation sur le "T...
5/21 - Save the Date! Discovering the Bodhi Path - a Path of Practice -- 5/21 ... Many people discover Buddhist teachings through a book, a friend, family or the media. Interest in universal concepts and practices such as mindfulness, meditation, wisdom and compassion is on the rise. This course introduces the curriculum at Bodhi Path Santa Barbara and its progressive set of spiritual practices, and explains how these practices lead to a swift and authentic ripening of one's potential. This course is suitable for newcomers and advanced practitioners alike. Donations are greatly appreciated About the Teacher: Appreciated by students for his joy, insight and clarity of presentation, Dawa Tarchin Phillips combines the unique perspective of a Western international upbringi...
5/21 - Music at Trinity presents the Majesty of Trumpet and Organ - May 31st, 3:30 p.m. free concert! -- 5/31 ... The 2014/15 season of “Music at Trinity” community concerts concludes with an exciting program featuring four varied pieces for trumpet and organ, including the unusual jazz-inspired Sonata by French/Lebanese composer Naji Hakim, in addition to two impressive organ toccatas. Trinity brings trumpeter Brian Chin from Seattle, Washington to Santa Barbara care of Trinity’s newly installed organist, Thomas Joyce.
Program: Sonata in D Major, Giuseppe Torelli (1658-1709) Toccata in F Major, Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707) The Hollow Men, Opus 25, Vincent Persichetti (1915-1987) Prayer of St. Gregory, Op. 62b, Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000) Improvisation sur le "Te Deum&...
5/21 - Save the Date! Free admission for active duty military -- 5/25 ... Free Admission for active duty military and their families to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Bring your family on Memorial Day to see the meadow in full bloom and explore from the redwoods to the desert. The Garden honors active duty military this summer with free admission for themselves and five family members as part of the national Blue Star program. The program runs from Memorial Day, May 25, 2015 through Labor Day, September 7, 2015.
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Venue ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
5/20 - Commodore's Corner ... Summer is fast approaching and all the wonderful things that come with summer - long nights and party cruises. Please check our schedule as we have added many new cruises this year that we are sure you will enjoy. These cruises fill up fast, so please make your reservations early. I look forward to seeing you on board!
5/19 - ETC Announces Sizzling and Cerebral Comedy -- Venus in Fur ... A sexy, smart and funny adaptation of the 1870 erotic novel Venus in Furs by Austrian author Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, which inspired the term "masochism." A woman arrives late to an audition, which gradually turns into a dance of dominance between the actress and director, as well as a laugh-out-loud depiction of sexual politics. Nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play in 2012. Directed by Andrew Barnicle. Production Sponsored by The Stephen and Carla Hahn Foundation with support from Peter and Debby Stalker.
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
Venue ... The New Vic Theatre
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