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  July 1
   
Summer ArtVenture Camps  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

At ArtVenture Camps children spend their day immersed in hands-on art making, cultural history, and creative problem solving. All camps include a visit to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art to learn about and be inspired by original works of art. Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm. For more information or registration, visit www.sbma.net/kidsfamilies   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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BOXTALES Summer Theatre Camp  
  The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

A three-week journey in the BOXTALES method, including training in: acting, storytelling, acro-yoga, mime, music, characterization and collaboration. This year’s campers will create an original stage production of Sindbad and the Valley of the Diamonds from the Arabian Nights. BOXTALES offers the only professional theatre training for youth in Santa Barbara. This camp will stimulate minds, encourage team work, build character, and develop self esteem. Dates: June 22 – July 10. Times: Mon–Thurs 9am–3:30pm. Fri 9am–12:30pm. Ages: 8 – 13. Cost: $750.   
Presented by ... The Marjorie Luke Theatre
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  (805) 962-1142
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"Award Winning" Country Wine Tasting Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Our most popular tour and an experience you will never forget! This wine country tour will escort your party out of Santa Barbara and through the Los Padres National Forest, offering amazing views of mountains, lakes and sprawling hills. You'll enjoy 2 wine tasting stops before heading to an olive oil and vinegar tasting at an actual olive farm (time permitting). We then head into the famous wine country town of Santa Ynez for lunch at Trattoria Grappolo. (Lunch not included in the price. Monday a different lunch location will be chosen.) After lunch we will head into the Santa Rita Hills wine region where you will taste at 2 of the area's top estate wineries. The Santa Rita Hills region is famous for their Pinot Noir & Syrah wines. As we return to Santa Barbara you will be treated to breathtaking views as we descend the mountain while overlooking the ocean, the islands and the American Riviera. (Sometimes the itinerary will be in reverse.) The price includes door to door transportation, as well as all tasting fees. We start this tour between 9:00 & 9:30 and drop back off around 4:00 & 4:30. This is a one of a kind experience for those looking for that "special" day. Captain Jack guarantees it!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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“Weary Blues: Poetry and Jazz from Langston Hughes” Exhibition  
  UCSB Arts Library, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA
This exhibition, on display in the UCSB Arts Library Lobby through Aug. 31, was inspired by a recent multimedia presentation of “The Langston Hughes Project / Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” at UCSB’s Multicultural Center, under the direction of Dr. Ron McCurdy. The performance brought Hughes’ epic poem “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” to life as the poet originally intended: with jazz musical accompaniment. A CD recording of the performance is available in the Music Library. The exhibition contains UCSB Library materials from the Music, Art, Black Studies, and Special Research Collections, as well as posters and fliers for The Langston Hughes Project from McCurdy’s personal collection. These materials showcase and honor Hughes’ lasting contributions to American culture. Kyra Folk-Farber, Assistant Music Librarian and Evolving Workforce Resident at UCSB Library, curated the exhibition. The exhibition can be viewed during Arts Library hours.   
Presented by ... UCSB Library
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  (805) 893-2478
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    Heaven on Earth Kayak/Horseback Ride Tour-- Kim Kardashian rode this ride!  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

This may well be the closest to "heaven" you will ever get…in this lifetime. Captain Jack's Tours is proud to offer our newest and most breathtaking tour ever.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Guided Horseback Ride -- This is the ride Kim Kardashian rode!  
  Captain Jack's Tours  
  Captain Jacks Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Guided Horseback Ride! Get along little doggie & hold on to your hats! Experiance the Wild West of yesteryear...today. Ride through the forest & enjoy beautiful ocean views.   ($65.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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    Quake! Exhibition  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

Boom! At the dawn of June 29, 1925, our city shook with a 6.3 earthquake leaving much of downtown destroyed or heavily damaged. Out of the rubble a new Santa Barbara would arise with the headline, "Spanish Architecture to Rise from Ruins." Exhibit open ... Tuesday through Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 12-5pm; Closed Monday.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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  (805) 966-1601
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Ray Strong: Views of Santa Barbara County  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

In a community-wide celebration, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum will explore the work of artist Ray Strong (1905-2006). As a founding member of the Oak Group, Strong influenced an entire generation of landscape painters in Santa Barbara County.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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  (805) 966-1601
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0 to 60: An Underwater Adventure from the Equator to Alaska  
  Exhibit March 14-Sept. 7, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

A Photographic Exhibit by Richard Sala: 1 Show, 3 Venues. Visit the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Sea Center on Stearns Wharf, and the Wildling Museum in Solvang to experience the whole 4,000-mile adventure! Salas' book trilogy is available in our gift shops.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711
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DEEP  
  The John and Peggy Maximus Gallery  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

For centuries, the presence of large creatures below the surface of the sea fueled the imagination of seafarers and populated early maps. It wasn’t until the late 19th century that the HMS Challenger expedition travelling with a crew of scientists systematically studied the oceans, collected specimens from various depths, and laid the foundations for modern oceanography. DEEP tells the story of this pioneering voyage as well as highlights Museum specimens and current research.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711
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Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived  
  Exhibit May 29-August 30, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Exhibit Opens May 30: Enter the jaws of the legendary giant shark Megalodon and be consumed by its fascinating story and science lessons. Learn about when it lived, why it vanished, how it evolved, and what you can do to help shark conservation. Entrance to exhibition included with general admission. Museum Members enjoy free admission all summer long!   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711
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Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

The great whales have rediscovered Santa Barbara. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year since 1990 to feed, mate and frolic... which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Our trips depart daily at 10am, returning at 2:30pm on the incredible CONDOR Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($50.00 - $99.00)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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Whale Watching - Pacific Gray Whales  
  Santa Barbara Sailing Center, Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara is the #1 whale watching destination in the world. Over 27 different types of whales and dolphins inhabit the Santa Barbara channel at different times of the year, making these waters the best whale watching area in the entire world. This coastal 2.5 hour trip takes place on a 50-foot catamaran. The Grey Whales are migrating through the mid May so this is a great time of year to get out and see them!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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New to Medicare? Looking for a Plan? Have Questions? Visit me at the Sansum Clinic  
  Pesetas Multi-Specialty Clinic, 215 Pesetas Lane, Santa Barbara CA

Do you live in Santa Barbara and are turning 65 soon? Maybe leaving your employer coverage and looking for a new plan? Want to learn more about the Sansum clinic and the fine doctors that work there?   
Presented by ... GoSeeInsuranceOptions.com
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  (805) 320-4907
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    Harbor Kayak Tour  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Captain Jacks Santa Barbara Tours conducts guided 1.5 - 2 hour kayak tours of the Santa Barbara Harbor at 10:30 & 1:30 daily. Experience California's most beautiful harbor on this fun and easy tour. Our professionally guided tour includes a kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. This tour is the perfect introduction to kayaking and is fun for the entire family.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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The Visionary Photomontages of Herbert Bayer, 1929-1936  
  June 21 – September 27, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

On display in the Ridley-Tree Gallery Works on Paper section—and in tandem with the international loan exhibition The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come—is a selection of photographs by Bauhaus artist Herbert Bayer (1900–1985). Influenced by the photographic works of László Moholy-Nagy and the modernist Bauhaus credo―there is no one true art form but rather an intersection of all art in pursuit of an idea, Bayer’s work as a photographer reflects his mastery of graphic design. Made in Berlin as Weimar culture faded and Hitler rose to power, the exhibited photomontages grapple with the tumultuous modern world as the artist experienced it between the years 1929 and 1936.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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$60 Wine Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

We'll escort you to 3 wine tasting destinations in one of our comfortable SUVs or vans. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the following locations: Summerland Winery tasting room, Carr Winery, Oreana Winery, Kalyra tasting room, Santa Barbara Winery, Kunin/Westerly or Coastal Winery. You will also enjoy an olive oil and vinegar tasting. The tour includes a stop for lunch at the Bay Roadhouse or Pierre Lafond Bistro. This tour does not go into the Santa Ynez Valley, so we do not see vineyards. Includes all Wine Tasting Fees and Transportation.   ($60
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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$75 Beer Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the areas micro breweries. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (2 person minimum 4 person minimum on Saturdays. Tour includes all tasting fee's & door to door transportation anywhere in Santa Barbara.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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    Sailing Cruises (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

The perfect way to end your day in Santa Barbara. You'll experience a fun and exciting cruise while enjoying beautiful views of the coast and the channel islands. This 50' Catamaran offers 1400 square feet of deck space and the multi hull construction makes her comfortable, stable & safe. You'll find plenty of room for you and your guest or a large party. On board you'll find a beer, wine and soda bar. Light snacks and restrooms are on hand for your convenience. We also offer the following cruises: Coastal (Daytime) Cruises: $40 per person Live Music Cruises: $55 per person (Friday Nights Only) Dinner Cruises: $80 per person, Kids $45 (Saturday Nights Only) Note: Dinner and Music cruises run from June 1st - August 31st only.   ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Segway Sight Seeing Tours (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Get ready for a totally new experience unlike anything you've ever tried. The Segway HT is perfect for touring Santa Barbara. Choose from 4 guided segway tours (prices vary) taking place daily. Your guide will cover the history of Santa Barbara as well as some of the more current points of interest along the way. Tours are offered every day by reservation only. All tours include a lesson and all necessary gear. Renters must be 14 years or older. Call for more information and availability.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Kid's Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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Astronaut  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject 'Chad,' our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him.   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711
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Your Cosmic Quest (in Spanish on Sundays)  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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Quirky Corky Creatures Art From Scrap Workshop  
  Mary Price  
  Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

Weekly Art From Scrap workshops for all ages every Wednesday during summer vacation. Create art from our vast array of reuse materials. Children under age 5 must be accompanied by an adult.    ($8.00 - $8.00)
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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  (805) 884-0459 x11
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    Fireworks Kayak Tour 4th of July (Book early limited seating)  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St, Santa Barbara CA

A FRONT ROW CENTER SEAT! This fun and easy guided tour will bring you closer to the fireworks than you've ever been before. We'll drop anchor just past the pier, where you can enjoy the fireworks show from the best seat in the house. The tour will start before sunset and last until the fireworks conclude and we paddle back.   ($60.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Tillandsias in Coastal & Southern California Santa Barbara County Horticultural Society  
  Gregg DeChirico  
  Santa Barbara County Horticultural Society, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Santa Barbara CA
Tillandsias in Coastal & Southern California
presented by
Gregg DeChirico
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church on the corner of Foothill and La Cumbre Road
Gregg DeChirico will offer a short presentation featuring successful cultural guidelines for growing Tillandsias in Coastal & Southern California -from San Francisco to San Diego. The program will cover basic Tillandsia care and also offer a selection of species featured in the gardens of Santa Barbara residents and recommended for growing both indoors and outdoors in coastal and southern California.
Gregg is a keen advocate of growing compatible tillandsia species among succulents in a varied collection. He has grown plants of all types for over 30 years. He has a nursery, Gregg’s Greenhouse, located in the Santa Barbara area, specializing in seed-grown, rare and exotic plants. Gregg is a frequent participant and vendor at many local and regional club shows and sales. He has travelled throughout Latin America to photograph the flora and fauna and has been featured in many of the programs he offers. Gregg served as president of both the San Francisco Succulent & Cactus Society and the Santa Barbara Cactus & Succulent Society, and is recent past president of the Cactus & Succulent Society of America (CSSA).    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara County Horticultural Society
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  (714) 747-0951
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    Ron White Presents Margo Rey Live at Soho  
  Margo Rey  
  Soho Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St., Santa Barbara CA
Seven time Billboard charting singer-songwriter Margo Rey will grace the stage of Soho Restaurant & Music Club on July 1st, 2015. Show begins at 8:00pm, doors open at 6:30. For reservations, call 805-962-7776. Tickets at the door $10. http://www.sohosb.com/   ($10
Presented by ... Miles High Productions
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  (805) 962-7776
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  July 2
   
Summer ArtVenture Camps  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

At ArtVenture Camps children spend their day immersed in hands-on art making, cultural history, and creative problem solving. All camps include a visit to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art to learn about and be inspired by original works of art. Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm. For more information or registration, visit www.sbma.net/kidsfamilies   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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Earl Warren Showgrounds Flea Market  
  Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara CA

Hours: 9am – 7pm Admission: Free. Parking: Free. Contact: Sue (818) 590-5435.    
Presented by ... Earl Warren Showgrounds
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  (818) 590-5435
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BOXTALES Summer Theatre Camp  
  The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

A three-week journey in the BOXTALES method, including training in: acting, storytelling, acro-yoga, mime, music, characterization and collaboration. This year’s campers will create an original stage production of Sindbad and the Valley of the Diamonds from the Arabian Nights. BOXTALES offers the only professional theatre training for youth in Santa Barbara. This camp will stimulate minds, encourage team work, build character, and develop self esteem. Dates: June 22 – July 10. Times: Mon–Thurs 9am–3:30pm. Fri 9am–12:30pm. Ages: 8 – 13. Cost: $750.   
Presented by ... The Marjorie Luke Theatre
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 962-1142
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"Award Winning" Country Wine Tasting Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Our most popular tour and an experience you will never forget! This wine country tour will escort your party out of Santa Barbara and through the Los Padres National Forest, offering amazing views of mountains, lakes and sprawling hills. You'll enjoy 2 wine tasting stops before heading to an olive oil and vinegar tasting at an actual olive farm (time permitting). We then head into the famous wine country town of Santa Ynez for lunch at Trattoria Grappolo. (Lunch not included in the price. Monday a different lunch location will be chosen.) After lunch we will head into the Santa Rita Hills wine region where you will taste at 2 of the area's top estate wineries. The Santa Rita Hills region is famous for their Pinot Noir & Syrah wines. As we return to Santa Barbara you will be treated to breathtaking views as we descend the mountain while overlooking the ocean, the islands and the American Riviera. (Sometimes the itinerary will be in reverse.) The price includes door to door transportation, as well as all tasting fees. We start this tour between 9:00 & 9:30 and drop back off around 4:00 & 4:30. This is a one of a kind experience for those looking for that "special" day. Captain Jack guarantees it!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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“Weary Blues: Poetry and Jazz from Langston Hughes” Exhibition  
  UCSB Arts Library, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA
This exhibition, on display in the UCSB Arts Library Lobby through Aug. 31, was inspired by a recent multimedia presentation of “The Langston Hughes Project / Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” at UCSB’s Multicultural Center, under the direction of Dr. Ron McCurdy. The performance brought Hughes’ epic poem “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” to life as the poet originally intended: with jazz musical accompaniment. A CD recording of the performance is available in the Music Library. The exhibition contains UCSB Library materials from the Music, Art, Black Studies, and Special Research Collections, as well as posters and fliers for The Langston Hughes Project from McCurdy’s personal collection. These materials showcase and honor Hughes’ lasting contributions to American culture. Kyra Folk-Farber, Assistant Music Librarian and Evolving Workforce Resident at UCSB Library, curated the exhibition. The exhibition can be viewed during Arts Library hours.   
Presented by ... UCSB Library
  More Info
  (805) 893-2478
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    Heaven on Earth Kayak/Horseback Ride Tour-- Kim Kardashian rode this ride!  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

This may well be the closest to "heaven" you will ever get…in this lifetime. Captain Jack's Tours is proud to offer our newest and most breathtaking tour ever.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
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  (805) 564-1819
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Guided Horseback Ride -- This is the ride Kim Kardashian rode!  
  Captain Jack's Tours  
  Captain Jacks Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Guided Horseback Ride! Get along little doggie & hold on to your hats! Experiance the Wild West of yesteryear...today. Ride through the forest & enjoy beautiful ocean views.   ($65.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
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    Quake! Exhibition  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

Boom! At the dawn of June 29, 1925, our city shook with a 6.3 earthquake leaving much of downtown destroyed or heavily damaged. Out of the rubble a new Santa Barbara would arise with the headline, "Spanish Architecture to Rise from Ruins." Exhibit open ... Tuesday through Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 12-5pm; Closed Monday.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 966-1601
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Ray Strong: Views of Santa Barbara County  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

In a community-wide celebration, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum will explore the work of artist Ray Strong (1905-2006). As a founding member of the Oak Group, Strong influenced an entire generation of landscape painters in Santa Barbara County.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 966-1601
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0 to 60: An Underwater Adventure from the Equator to Alaska  
  Exhibit March 14-Sept. 7, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

A Photographic Exhibit by Richard Sala: 1 Show, 3 Venues. Visit the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Sea Center on Stearns Wharf, and the Wildling Museum in Solvang to experience the whole 4,000-mile adventure! Salas' book trilogy is available in our gift shops.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
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  (805) 682-4711
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DEEP  
  The John and Peggy Maximus Gallery  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

For centuries, the presence of large creatures below the surface of the sea fueled the imagination of seafarers and populated early maps. It wasn’t until the late 19th century that the HMS Challenger expedition travelling with a crew of scientists systematically studied the oceans, collected specimens from various depths, and laid the foundations for modern oceanography. DEEP tells the story of this pioneering voyage as well as highlights Museum specimens and current research.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived  
  Exhibit May 29-August 30, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Exhibit Opens May 30: Enter the jaws of the legendary giant shark Megalodon and be consumed by its fascinating story and science lessons. Learn about when it lived, why it vanished, how it evolved, and what you can do to help shark conservation. Entrance to exhibition included with general admission. Museum Members enjoy free admission all summer long!   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

The great whales have rediscovered Santa Barbara. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year since 1990 to feed, mate and frolic... which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Our trips depart daily at 10am, returning at 2:30pm on the incredible CONDOR Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($50.00 - $99.00)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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Whale Watching - Pacific Gray Whales  
  Santa Barbara Sailing Center, Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara is the #1 whale watching destination in the world. Over 27 different types of whales and dolphins inhabit the Santa Barbara channel at different times of the year, making these waters the best whale watching area in the entire world. This coastal 2.5 hour trip takes place on a 50-foot catamaran. The Grey Whales are migrating through the mid May so this is a great time of year to get out and see them!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
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    Harbor Kayak Tour  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Captain Jacks Santa Barbara Tours conducts guided 1.5 - 2 hour kayak tours of the Santa Barbara Harbor at 10:30 & 1:30 daily. Experience California's most beautiful harbor on this fun and easy tour. Our professionally guided tour includes a kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. This tour is the perfect introduction to kayaking and is fun for the entire family.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  Website
  (805) 564-1819
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The Visionary Photomontages of Herbert Bayer, 1929-1936  
  June 21 – September 27, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

On display in the Ridley-Tree Gallery Works on Paper section—and in tandem with the international loan exhibition The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come—is a selection of photographs by Bauhaus artist Herbert Bayer (1900–1985). Influenced by the photographic works of László Moholy-Nagy and the modernist Bauhaus credo―there is no one true art form but rather an intersection of all art in pursuit of an idea, Bayer’s work as a photographer reflects his mastery of graphic design. Made in Berlin as Weimar culture faded and Hitler rose to power, the exhibited photomontages grapple with the tumultuous modern world as the artist experienced it between the years 1929 and 1936.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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Science on Site: Living, Breathing Leaves Interactive  
  Nate Emery, UCSB  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History this summer for Science on Site—a unique opportunity to interact with professionals that work in a variety of natural history and scientific focused fields. During Science on Site observe the work of professionals as it is conducted up-close, have direct one-on-one engagements, and even participate in an scientific or nature based activity.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711 x162
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$60 Wine Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

We'll escort you to 3 wine tasting destinations in one of our comfortable SUVs or vans. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the following locations: Summerland Winery tasting room, Carr Winery, Oreana Winery, Kalyra tasting room, Santa Barbara Winery, Kunin/Westerly or Coastal Winery. You will also enjoy an olive oil and vinegar tasting. The tour includes a stop for lunch at the Bay Roadhouse or Pierre Lafond Bistro. This tour does not go into the Santa Ynez Valley, so we do not see vineyards. Includes all Wine Tasting Fees and Transportation.   ($60
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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$75 Beer Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the areas micro breweries. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (2 person minimum 4 person minimum on Saturdays. Tour includes all tasting fee's & door to door transportation anywhere in Santa Barbara.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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    Sailing Cruises (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

The perfect way to end your day in Santa Barbara. You'll experience a fun and exciting cruise while enjoying beautiful views of the coast and the channel islands. This 50' Catamaran offers 1400 square feet of deck space and the multi hull construction makes her comfortable, stable & safe. You'll find plenty of room for you and your guest or a large party. On board you'll find a beer, wine and soda bar. Light snacks and restrooms are on hand for your convenience. We also offer the following cruises: Coastal (Daytime) Cruises: $40 per person Live Music Cruises: $55 per person (Friday Nights Only) Dinner Cruises: $80 per person, Kids $45 (Saturday Nights Only) Note: Dinner and Music cruises run from June 1st - August 31st only.   ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Segway Sight Seeing Tours (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Get ready for a totally new experience unlike anything you've ever tried. The Segway HT is perfect for touring Santa Barbara. Choose from 4 guided segway tours (prices vary) taking place daily. Your guide will cover the history of Santa Barbara as well as some of the more current points of interest along the way. Tours are offered every day by reservation only. All tours include a lesson and all necessary gear. Renters must be 14 years or older. Call for more information and availability.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Kid's Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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Astronaut  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject 'Chad,' our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him.   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711
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Your Cosmic Quest (in Spanish on Sundays)  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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    First Thursday Film Screening  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

To accompany our thrilling new installation Quake! The 1925 Santa Barbara Earthquake, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum will offer an outdoor screening of the academy award-winning film Earthquake (1974). Our ongoing exhibit Ray Strong: Views of Santa Barbara County will be open for viewing as well.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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  (805) 966-1601
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The Art of Preservation: The Oak Group Remembers Ray Strong  
  Casa de la Guerra, 11-19 East De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

The Art of Preservation is a collaboration with the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation and the Oak Group, a collection of artists committed to the preservation of endangered local landscapes. Ray Strong played a key role on the formation of the Oak Group in 1986. The exhibit focuses on Strong's role in the development of the Oak Group and the group's continuing efforts to use their combined talents to foster the preservation and appreciation of open space in Santa Barbara. Works by Strong from the personal collections of Oak Group members are displayed, as well as works by members inspired by and in tribute to Strong.    
Presented by ... Casa de la Guerra
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  (805) 965-0093
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Family 1st Thursday: Animal Mask and Bird Designs for Bronze Vessels  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Bring the whole family and enjoy 1st Thursday together in SBMA’s Family Resource Center located across from the Museum Café on the Lower Level. Museum teaching artists will assist families in creating special exhibition-based art projects. Afterwards, enjoy galleries until 8pm. Free    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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    Adderley July Workshop  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

Students from the Adderley School for the Performing Arts present musical theater performances as a culmination of their recent workshop training.   ($18.00 - $33.00)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
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  (805) 963-8198
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    Fireworks Kayak Tour 4th of July (Book early limited seating)  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St, Santa Barbara CA

A FRONT ROW CENTER SEAT! This fun and easy guided tour will bring you closer to the fireworks than you've ever been before. We'll drop anchor just past the pier, where you can enjoy the fireworks show from the best seat in the house. The tour will start before sunset and last until the fireworks conclude and we paddle back.   ($60.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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How to Prepare your Mind for what Truly Matters in Life  
  Bodhi Path Buddhist Center of Santa Barbara, 102 West Mission, Santa Barbara CA

Mindfulness and meditation practice allows one to increasingly know and cherish the true nature of mind. As this understanding develops, the enlightened qualities of love, compassion, joy, and equanimity grow steadily stronger. Your practice is most effective when built upon a strong foundation. During this 7-week course you will receive instructions for timeless practices that provide such a healthy foundation. Come break through old habits and limiting mindsets, the impeccable joy and peace of your true nature await you. This course is suitable for newcomers and advanced practitioners alike. Donations are greatly appreciated    
Presented by ... Bodhi Path Buddhist Center of Santa Barbara
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  (805) 284-2704
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1st Thursday: After Hours  
  Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara CA

With live entertainment, beverages and light noshes, 1st Thursday: After Hours keeps the fun going. Santa Barbara’s Historic Theatre District (the Lobero Theatre, the Granada Theatre, the Ensemble Theatre Company at the New Vic, and The Arlington Theatre) have joined forces to host creative new ways to experience Santa Barbara’s Performing arts after dark.   
Presented by ... Lobero Theatre
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  (805) 963-0761
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  July 3
   
Summer ArtVenture Camps  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

At ArtVenture Camps children spend their day immersed in hands-on art making, cultural history, and creative problem solving. All camps include a visit to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art to learn about and be inspired by original works of art. Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm. For more information or registration, visit www.sbma.net/kidsfamilies   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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BOXTALES Summer Theatre Camp  
  The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

A three-week journey in the BOXTALES method, including training in: acting, storytelling, acro-yoga, mime, music, characterization and collaboration. This year’s campers will create an original stage production of Sindbad and the Valley of the Diamonds from the Arabian Nights. BOXTALES offers the only professional theatre training for youth in Santa Barbara. This camp will stimulate minds, encourage team work, build character, and develop self esteem. Dates: June 22 – July 10. Times: Mon–Thurs 9am–3:30pm. Fri 9am–12:30pm. Ages: 8 – 13. Cost: $750.   
Presented by ... The Marjorie Luke Theatre
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  (805) 962-1142
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"Award Winning" Country Wine Tasting Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Our most popular tour and an experience you will never forget! This wine country tour will escort your party out of Santa Barbara and through the Los Padres National Forest, offering amazing views of mountains, lakes and sprawling hills. You'll enjoy 2 wine tasting stops before heading to an olive oil and vinegar tasting at an actual olive farm (time permitting). We then head into the famous wine country town of Santa Ynez for lunch at Trattoria Grappolo. (Lunch not included in the price. Monday a different lunch location will be chosen.) After lunch we will head into the Santa Rita Hills wine region where you will taste at 2 of the area's top estate wineries. The Santa Rita Hills region is famous for their Pinot Noir & Syrah wines. As we return to Santa Barbara you will be treated to breathtaking views as we descend the mountain while overlooking the ocean, the islands and the American Riviera. (Sometimes the itinerary will be in reverse.) The price includes door to door transportation, as well as all tasting fees. We start this tour between 9:00 & 9:30 and drop back off around 4:00 & 4:30. This is a one of a kind experience for those looking for that "special" day. Captain Jack guarantees it!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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“Weary Blues: Poetry and Jazz from Langston Hughes” Exhibition  
  UCSB Arts Library, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA
This exhibition, on display in the UCSB Arts Library Lobby through Aug. 31, was inspired by a recent multimedia presentation of “The Langston Hughes Project / Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” at UCSB’s Multicultural Center, under the direction of Dr. Ron McCurdy. The performance brought Hughes’ epic poem “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” to life as the poet originally intended: with jazz musical accompaniment. A CD recording of the performance is available in the Music Library. The exhibition contains UCSB Library materials from the Music, Art, Black Studies, and Special Research Collections, as well as posters and fliers for The Langston Hughes Project from McCurdy’s personal collection. These materials showcase and honor Hughes’ lasting contributions to American culture. Kyra Folk-Farber, Assistant Music Librarian and Evolving Workforce Resident at UCSB Library, curated the exhibition. The exhibition can be viewed during Arts Library hours.   
Presented by ... UCSB Library
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  (805) 893-2478
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    Heaven on Earth Kayak/Horseback Ride Tour-- Kim Kardashian rode this ride!  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

This may well be the closest to "heaven" you will ever get…in this lifetime. Captain Jack's Tours is proud to offer our newest and most breathtaking tour ever.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Guided Horseback Ride -- This is the ride Kim Kardashian rode!  
  Captain Jack's Tours  
  Captain Jacks Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Guided Horseback Ride! Get along little doggie & hold on to your hats! Experiance the Wild West of yesteryear...today. Ride through the forest & enjoy beautiful ocean views.   ($65.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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    Quake! Exhibition  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

Boom! At the dawn of June 29, 1925, our city shook with a 6.3 earthquake leaving much of downtown destroyed or heavily damaged. Out of the rubble a new Santa Barbara would arise with the headline, "Spanish Architecture to Rise from Ruins." Exhibit open ... Tuesday through Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 12-5pm; Closed Monday.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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  (805) 966-1601
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Ray Strong: Views of Santa Barbara County  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

In a community-wide celebration, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum will explore the work of artist Ray Strong (1905-2006). As a founding member of the Oak Group, Strong influenced an entire generation of landscape painters in Santa Barbara County.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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  Website
  (805) 966-1601
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0 to 60: An Underwater Adventure from the Equator to Alaska  
  Exhibit March 14-Sept. 7, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

A Photographic Exhibit by Richard Sala: 1 Show, 3 Venues. Visit the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Sea Center on Stearns Wharf, and the Wildling Museum in Solvang to experience the whole 4,000-mile adventure! Salas' book trilogy is available in our gift shops.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711
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DEEP  
  The John and Peggy Maximus Gallery  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

For centuries, the presence of large creatures below the surface of the sea fueled the imagination of seafarers and populated early maps. It wasn’t until the late 19th century that the HMS Challenger expedition travelling with a crew of scientists systematically studied the oceans, collected specimens from various depths, and laid the foundations for modern oceanography. DEEP tells the story of this pioneering voyage as well as highlights Museum specimens and current research.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived  
  Exhibit May 29-August 30, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Exhibit Opens May 30: Enter the jaws of the legendary giant shark Megalodon and be consumed by its fascinating story and science lessons. Learn about when it lived, why it vanished, how it evolved, and what you can do to help shark conservation. Entrance to exhibition included with general admission. Museum Members enjoy free admission all summer long!   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

The great whales have rediscovered Santa Barbara. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year since 1990 to feed, mate and frolic... which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Our trips depart daily at 10am, returning at 2:30pm on the incredible CONDOR Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($50.00 - $99.00)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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Whale Watching - Pacific Gray Whales  
  Santa Barbara Sailing Center, Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara is the #1 whale watching destination in the world. Over 27 different types of whales and dolphins inhabit the Santa Barbara channel at different times of the year, making these waters the best whale watching area in the entire world. This coastal 2.5 hour trip takes place on a 50-foot catamaran. The Grey Whales are migrating through the mid May so this is a great time of year to get out and see them!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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    Harbor Kayak Tour  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Captain Jacks Santa Barbara Tours conducts guided 1.5 - 2 hour kayak tours of the Santa Barbara Harbor at 10:30 & 1:30 daily. Experience California's most beautiful harbor on this fun and easy tour. Our professionally guided tour includes a kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. This tour is the perfect introduction to kayaking and is fun for the entire family.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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The Visionary Photomontages of Herbert Bayer, 1929-1936  
  June 21 – September 27, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

On display in the Ridley-Tree Gallery Works on Paper section—and in tandem with the international loan exhibition The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come—is a selection of photographs by Bauhaus artist Herbert Bayer (1900–1985). Influenced by the photographic works of László Moholy-Nagy and the modernist Bauhaus credo―there is no one true art form but rather an intersection of all art in pursuit of an idea, Bayer’s work as a photographer reflects his mastery of graphic design. Made in Berlin as Weimar culture faded and Hitler rose to power, the exhibited photomontages grapple with the tumultuous modern world as the artist experienced it between the years 1929 and 1936.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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$60 Wine Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

We'll escort you to 3 wine tasting destinations in one of our comfortable SUVs or vans. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the following locations: Summerland Winery tasting room, Carr Winery, Oreana Winery, Kalyra tasting room, Santa Barbara Winery, Kunin/Westerly or Coastal Winery. You will also enjoy an olive oil and vinegar tasting. The tour includes a stop for lunch at the Bay Roadhouse or Pierre Lafond Bistro. This tour does not go into the Santa Ynez Valley, so we do not see vineyards. Includes all Wine Tasting Fees and Transportation.   ($60
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
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$75 Beer Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the areas micro breweries. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (2 person minimum 4 person minimum on Saturdays. Tour includes all tasting fee's & door to door transportation anywhere in Santa Barbara.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
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    Sailing Cruises (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

The perfect way to end your day in Santa Barbara. You'll experience a fun and exciting cruise while enjoying beautiful views of the coast and the channel islands. This 50' Catamaran offers 1400 square feet of deck space and the multi hull construction makes her comfortable, stable & safe. You'll find plenty of room for you and your guest or a large party. On board you'll find a beer, wine and soda bar. Light snacks and restrooms are on hand for your convenience. We also offer the following cruises: Coastal (Daytime) Cruises: $40 per person Live Music Cruises: $55 per person (Friday Nights Only) Dinner Cruises: $80 per person, Kids $45 (Saturday Nights Only) Note: Dinner and Music cruises run from June 1st - August 31st only.   ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Segway Sight Seeing Tours (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Get ready for a totally new experience unlike anything you've ever tried. The Segway HT is perfect for touring Santa Barbara. Choose from 4 guided segway tours (prices vary) taking place daily. Your guide will cover the history of Santa Barbara as well as some of the more current points of interest along the way. Tours are offered every day by reservation only. All tours include a lesson and all necessary gear. Renters must be 14 years or older. Call for more information and availability.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  Website
  (805) 564-1819
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Kid's Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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Astronaut  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject 'Chad,' our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him.   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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Your Cosmic Quest (in Spanish on Sundays)  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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    Fireworks Kayak Tour 4th of July (Book early limited seating)  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St, Santa Barbara CA

A FRONT ROW CENTER SEAT! This fun and easy guided tour will bring you closer to the fireworks than you've ever been before. We'll drop anchor just past the pier, where you can enjoy the fireworks show from the best seat in the house. The tour will start before sunset and last until the fireworks conclude and we paddle back.   ($60.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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    SBAU general meeting  
  Astronomers and their friends  
  Santa Barbara Museum Natural History, Farrand Hall, 2559 Puesta del Sol, Santa Barbara CA
Business, then a speaker with Topics concerning Earth, our Solar System, other Stars, the Milky Way galaxy, and to the edge of the universe. See www.sbau.org for further details.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit
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  (805) 682-4711
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  July 4
   
Downtown S.B. Farmers Market  
  Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market, Corner of Santa Barbara & Cota Streets, Santa Barbara CA

Certified Farmers Market. Every Saturday -- 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. Rain or shine. All year round.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market
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  (805) 962-5354
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    "Award Winning" Country Wine Tasting Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Our most popular tour and an experience you will never forget! This wine country tour will escort your party out of Santa Barbara and through the Los Padres National Forest, offering amazing views of mountains, lakes and sprawling hills. You'll enjoy 2 wine tasting stops before heading to an olive oil and vinegar tasting at an actual olive farm (time permitting). We then head into the famous wine country town of Santa Ynez for lunch at Trattoria Grappolo. (Lunch not included in the price. Monday a different lunch location will be chosen.) After lunch we will head into the Santa Rita Hills wine region where you will taste at 2 of the area's top estate wineries. The Santa Rita Hills region is famous for their Pinot Noir & Syrah wines. As we return to Santa Barbara you will be treated to breathtaking views as we descend the mountain while overlooking the ocean, the islands and the American Riviera. (Sometimes the itinerary will be in reverse.) The price includes door to door transportation, as well as all tasting fees. We start this tour between 9:00 & 9:30 and drop back off around 4:00 & 4:30. This is a one of a kind experience for those looking for that "special" day. Captain Jack guarantees it!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
  Email a Friend
 
“Weary Blues: Poetry and Jazz from Langston Hughes” Exhibition  
  UCSB Arts Library, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA
This exhibition, on display in the UCSB Arts Library Lobby through Aug. 31, was inspired by a recent multimedia presentation of “The Langston Hughes Project / Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” at UCSB’s Multicultural Center, under the direction of Dr. Ron McCurdy. The performance brought Hughes’ epic poem “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” to life as the poet originally intended: with jazz musical accompaniment. A CD recording of the performance is available in the Music Library. The exhibition contains UCSB Library materials from the Music, Art, Black Studies, and Special Research Collections, as well as posters and fliers for The Langston Hughes Project from McCurdy’s personal collection. These materials showcase and honor Hughes’ lasting contributions to American culture. Kyra Folk-Farber, Assistant Music Librarian and Evolving Workforce Resident at UCSB Library, curated the exhibition. The exhibition can be viewed during Arts Library hours.   
Presented by ... UCSB Library
  More Info
  (805) 893-2478
  Email a Friend
   
    Heaven on Earth Kayak/Horseback Ride Tour-- Kim Kardashian rode this ride!  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

This may well be the closest to "heaven" you will ever get…in this lifetime. Captain Jack's Tours is proud to offer our newest and most breathtaking tour ever.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
  Email a Friend
 
Guided Horseback Ride -- This is the ride Kim Kardashian rode!  
  Captain Jack's Tours  
  Captain Jacks Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Guided Horseback Ride! Get along little doggie & hold on to your hats! Experiance the Wild West of yesteryear...today. Ride through the forest & enjoy beautiful ocean views.   ($65.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
  Email a Friend
 
    Quake! Exhibition  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

Boom! At the dawn of June 29, 1925, our city shook with a 6.3 earthquake leaving much of downtown destroyed or heavily damaged. Out of the rubble a new Santa Barbara would arise with the headline, "Spanish Architecture to Rise from Ruins." Exhibit open ... Tuesday through Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 12-5pm; Closed Monday.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 966-1601
  Email a Friend
   
Ray Strong: Views of Santa Barbara County  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

In a community-wide celebration, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum will explore the work of artist Ray Strong (1905-2006). As a founding member of the Oak Group, Strong influenced an entire generation of landscape painters in Santa Barbara County.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 966-1601
  Email a Friend
   
0 to 60: An Underwater Adventure from the Equator to Alaska  
  Exhibit March 14-Sept. 7, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

A Photographic Exhibit by Richard Sala: 1 Show, 3 Venues. Visit the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Sea Center on Stearns Wharf, and the Wildling Museum in Solvang to experience the whole 4,000-mile adventure! Salas' book trilogy is available in our gift shops.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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DEEP  
  The John and Peggy Maximus Gallery  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

For centuries, the presence of large creatures below the surface of the sea fueled the imagination of seafarers and populated early maps. It wasn’t until the late 19th century that the HMS Challenger expedition travelling with a crew of scientists systematically studied the oceans, collected specimens from various depths, and laid the foundations for modern oceanography. DEEP tells the story of this pioneering voyage as well as highlights Museum specimens and current research.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived  
  Exhibit May 29-August 30, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Exhibit Opens May 30: Enter the jaws of the legendary giant shark Megalodon and be consumed by its fascinating story and science lessons. Learn about when it lived, why it vanished, how it evolved, and what you can do to help shark conservation. Entrance to exhibition included with general admission. Museum Members enjoy free admission all summer long!   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

The great whales have rediscovered Santa Barbara. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year since 1990 to feed, mate and frolic... which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Our trips depart daily at 10am, returning at 2:30pm on the incredible CONDOR Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($50.00 - $99.00)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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Whale Watching - Pacific Gray Whales  
  Santa Barbara Sailing Center, Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara is the #1 whale watching destination in the world. Over 27 different types of whales and dolphins inhabit the Santa Barbara channel at different times of the year, making these waters the best whale watching area in the entire world. This coastal 2.5 hour trip takes place on a 50-foot catamaran. The Grey Whales are migrating through the mid May so this is a great time of year to get out and see them!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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No Art Workshop- Closed for 4th of July  
  Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

No Workshop today.   ($8.00 - $8.00)
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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  (805) 884-0459
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Old Mission Alternative Site Art Festival  
  Old Mission Alternative Site Art Festival, 2227 Garden Street, Santa Barbara CA

You are invited to this very popular show which, for many years, was held on the grounds of the Santa Barbara Mission. Featuring local artists, we have fabulous paintings (oil, water colors, pastels, acrylics), photography, glass, pottery, sculptures, unique jewelry, clothing gift items, handbags, hats, dolls, and more. Free admission One day only. Come with friends & enjoy the fine selection of arts & crafts by local artists in a beautiful setting.   
Presented by ... Mission Arts Collective
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  (805) 886-9416
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    Harbor Kayak Tour  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Captain Jacks Santa Barbara Tours conducts guided 1.5 - 2 hour kayak tours of the Santa Barbara Harbor at 10:30 & 1:30 daily. Experience California's most beautiful harbor on this fun and easy tour. Our professionally guided tour includes a kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. This tour is the perfect introduction to kayaking and is fun for the entire family.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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The Visionary Photomontages of Herbert Bayer, 1929-1936  
  June 21 – September 27, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

On display in the Ridley-Tree Gallery Works on Paper section—and in tandem with the international loan exhibition The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come—is a selection of photographs by Bauhaus artist Herbert Bayer (1900–1985). Influenced by the photographic works of László Moholy-Nagy and the modernist Bauhaus credo―there is no one true art form but rather an intersection of all art in pursuit of an idea, Bayer’s work as a photographer reflects his mastery of graphic design. Made in Berlin as Weimar culture faded and Hitler rose to power, the exhibited photomontages grapple with the tumultuous modern world as the artist experienced it between the years 1929 and 1936.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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Twinkle Twinkle for Little Stars  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

This presentation for families with children five years and under features a different topic every week. Come back again and again to learn about stars, planets, constellations, and more!   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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$60 Wine Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

We'll escort you to 3 wine tasting destinations in one of our comfortable SUVs or vans. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the following locations: Summerland Winery tasting room, Carr Winery, Oreana Winery, Kalyra tasting room, Santa Barbara Winery, Kunin/Westerly or Coastal Winery. You will also enjoy an olive oil and vinegar tasting. The tour includes a stop for lunch at the Bay Roadhouse or Pierre Lafond Bistro. This tour does not go into the Santa Ynez Valley, so we do not see vineyards. Includes all Wine Tasting Fees and Transportation.   ($60
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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$75 Beer Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the areas micro breweries. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (2 person minimum 4 person minimum on Saturdays. Tour includes all tasting fee's & door to door transportation anywhere in Santa Barbara.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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Astronaut  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject 'Chad,' our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him.   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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Sailing Cruises (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

The perfect way to end your day in Santa Barbara. You'll experience a fun and exciting cruise while enjoying beautiful views of the coast and the channel islands. This 50' Catamaran offers 1400 square feet of deck space and the multi hull construction makes her comfortable, stable & safe. You'll find plenty of room for you and your guest or a large party. On board you'll find a beer, wine and soda bar. Light snacks and restrooms are on hand for your convenience. We also offer the following cruises: Coastal (Daytime) Cruises: $40 per person Live Music Cruises: $55 per person (Friday Nights Only) Dinner Cruises: $80 per person, Kids $45 (Saturday Nights Only) Note: Dinner and Music cruises run from June 1st - August 31st only.   ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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Segway Sight Seeing Tours (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Get ready for a totally new experience unlike anything you've ever tried. The Segway HT is perfect for touring Santa Barbara. Choose from 4 guided segway tours (prices vary) taking place daily. Your guide will cover the history of Santa Barbara as well as some of the more current points of interest along the way. Tours are offered every day by reservation only. All tours include a lesson and all necessary gear. Renters must be 14 years or older. Call for more information and availability.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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Kid's Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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4th of July Parade  
  State Street (Between Micheltorena & Cota Streets), 800 State Street, Santa Barbara CA
Please join us this 4th of July as we honor the anniversary of our Nation's Independence Day and the birth of Democracy, with an Old Fashioned Parade and a most Patriotic of Patriotic Rallies. This grand march continues down State Street toward the Pacific, to end at Cota St. in Santa Barbara's Historic OLD TOWN where you can view an extraordinary exhibit of Vintage Military Vehicles, some dating from WWII. The Model T Ford, classic and unique automobiles from private collections and personal, one-of-a-kind vehicles, will also be on display.    
Presented by ... Spirit of 76 Association
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Tales of the Maya Skies  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Tales of the Maya Skies is a full-dome show that immerses the audience into the Maya astronomy, art and culture through a custom score and visuals.   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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Your Cosmic Quest (in Spanish on Sundays)  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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July 4th Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks  
  West Beach, 200 W, Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA
The City of Santa Barbara's traditional Fourth of July celebration is better than ever! Join us at the beautiful Santa Barbara waterfront along West Beach for an afternoon of food, music, fireworks, and fun for all ages. 3PM to 9PM ... Festivities at the Santa Barbara waterfront, including favorite food vendors and a music variety show featuring local musicians hosted by John Palminteri. 9PM ... Fireworks and music at West Beach, plus the return of the radio simulcast, courtesy of 92.9 KjEE.   
Presented by ... City of Santa Barbara
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Free Patriotic Concert  
  Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara CA

Don't miss this free Fourth of July concert of inspiring and patriotic American orchestral masterpieces presented by the West Coast Symphony Orchestra at 5pm in the historic Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Gardens. The early performance will allow plenty of time for the audience to enjoy a post-concert dinner downtown and walk to the fireworks show off Santa Barbara Harbor.    
Presented by ... Cielo Foundation for the Performing Arts
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  (805) 962-6609
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July 4th Fireworks Cruise  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd. , Santa Barbara CA

Get on board and enjoy Santa Barbara’s 4th of July fireworks show from the decks of the Condor Express. There’s nothing like the view from the Santa Barbara Channel. It’s the best seat in the house! Cruise includes light appetizers and no host full bar.   ($40 - $60)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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Fireworks Kayak Tour 4th of July (Book early limited seating)  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St, Santa Barbara CA

A FRONT ROW CENTER SEAT! This fun and easy guided tour will bring you closer to the fireworks than you've ever been before. We'll drop anchor just past the pier, where you can enjoy the fireworks show from the best seat in the house. The tour will start before sunset and last until the fireworks conclude and we paddle back.   ($60.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  July 5
    "Award Winning" Country Wine Tasting Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Our most popular tour and an experience you will never forget! This wine country tour will escort your party out of Santa Barbara and through the Los Padres National Forest, offering amazing views of mountains, lakes and sprawling hills. You'll enjoy 2 wine tasting stops before heading to an olive oil and vinegar tasting at an actual olive farm (time permitting). We then head into the famous wine country town of Santa Ynez for lunch at Trattoria Grappolo. (Lunch not included in the price. Monday a different lunch location will be chosen.) After lunch we will head into the Santa Rita Hills wine region where you will taste at 2 of the area's top estate wineries. The Santa Rita Hills region is famous for their Pinot Noir & Syrah wines. As we return to Santa Barbara you will be treated to breathtaking views as we descend the mountain while overlooking the ocean, the islands and the American Riviera. (Sometimes the itinerary will be in reverse.) The price includes door to door transportation, as well as all tasting fees. We start this tour between 9:00 & 9:30 and drop back off around 4:00 & 4:30. This is a one of a kind experience for those looking for that "special" day. Captain Jack guarantees it!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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“Weary Blues: Poetry and Jazz from Langston Hughes” Exhibition  
  UCSB Arts Library, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA
This exhibition, on display in the UCSB Arts Library Lobby through Aug. 31, was inspired by a recent multimedia presentation of “The Langston Hughes Project / Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” at UCSB’s Multicultural Center, under the direction of Dr. Ron McCurdy. The performance brought Hughes’ epic poem “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” to life as the poet originally intended: with jazz musical accompaniment. A CD recording of the performance is available in the Music Library. The exhibition contains UCSB Library materials from the Music, Art, Black Studies, and Special Research Collections, as well as posters and fliers for The Langston Hughes Project from McCurdy’s personal collection. These materials showcase and honor Hughes’ lasting contributions to American culture. Kyra Folk-Farber, Assistant Music Librarian and Evolving Workforce Resident at UCSB Library, curated the exhibition. The exhibition can be viewed during Arts Library hours.   
Presented by ... UCSB Library
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    Heaven on Earth Kayak/Horseback Ride Tour-- Kim Kardashian rode this ride!  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

This may well be the closest to "heaven" you will ever get…in this lifetime. Captain Jack's Tours is proud to offer our newest and most breathtaking tour ever.   
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Guided Horseback Ride -- This is the ride Kim Kardashian rode!  
  Captain Jack's Tours  
  Captain Jacks Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Guided Horseback Ride! Get along little doggie & hold on to your hats! Experiance the Wild West of yesteryear...today. Ride through the forest & enjoy beautiful ocean views.   ($65.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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    Ray Strong: Views of Santa Barbara County  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

In a community-wide celebration, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum will explore the work of artist Ray Strong (1905-2006). As a founding member of the Oak Group, Strong influenced an entire generation of landscape painters in Santa Barbara County.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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  (805) 966-1601
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0 to 60: An Underwater Adventure from the Equator to Alaska  
  Exhibit March 14-Sept. 7, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

A Photographic Exhibit by Richard Sala: 1 Show, 3 Venues. Visit the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Sea Center on Stearns Wharf, and the Wildling Museum in Solvang to experience the whole 4,000-mile adventure! Salas' book trilogy is available in our gift shops.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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DEEP  
  The John and Peggy Maximus Gallery  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

For centuries, the presence of large creatures below the surface of the sea fueled the imagination of seafarers and populated early maps. It wasn’t until the late 19th century that the HMS Challenger expedition travelling with a crew of scientists systematically studied the oceans, collected specimens from various depths, and laid the foundations for modern oceanography. DEEP tells the story of this pioneering voyage as well as highlights Museum specimens and current research.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711
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Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived  
  Exhibit May 29-August 30, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Exhibit Opens May 30: Enter the jaws of the legendary giant shark Megalodon and be consumed by its fascinating story and science lessons. Learn about when it lived, why it vanished, how it evolved, and what you can do to help shark conservation. Entrance to exhibition included with general admission. Museum Members enjoy free admission all summer long!   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

The great whales have rediscovered Santa Barbara. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year since 1990 to feed, mate and frolic... which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Our trips depart daily at 10am, returning at 2:30pm on the incredible CONDOR Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($50.00 - $99.00)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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Whale Watching - Pacific Gray Whales  
  Santa Barbara Sailing Center, Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara is the #1 whale watching destination in the world. Over 27 different types of whales and dolphins inhabit the Santa Barbara channel at different times of the year, making these waters the best whale watching area in the entire world. This coastal 2.5 hour trip takes place on a 50-foot catamaran. The Grey Whales are migrating through the mid May so this is a great time of year to get out and see them!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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    Harbor Kayak Tour  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Captain Jacks Santa Barbara Tours conducts guided 1.5 - 2 hour kayak tours of the Santa Barbara Harbor at 10:30 & 1:30 daily. Experience California's most beautiful harbor on this fun and easy tour. Our professionally guided tour includes a kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. This tour is the perfect introduction to kayaking and is fun for the entire family.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Organized by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, this exhibition is the first to explore how the practice of painting served as the means for the artist to imagine generative relationships between art and technology. László Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946) is now recognized as one of the most influential members of the Bauhaus. While his legacy for later 20th-century art is typically linked to the photogram (a type of cameraless photography), the driving force behind this presentation is the relatively under-recognized role of the more traditional medium of painting throughout Moholy’s career, which is explored in a selection of 33 works of art ranging in date from the 1920s to 1940s, including paintings, works on paper, photograms, video projections, and a facsimile replica of Moholy’s prescient Light Prop―one of the first kinetic sculptures of its kind. The installation also includes a Kodachrome slide set (the latest in color photography innovation at the time), which comprises 12 luminous images.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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The Visionary Photomontages of Herbert Bayer, 1929-1936  
  June 21 – September 27, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

On display in the Ridley-Tree Gallery Works on Paper section—and in tandem with the international loan exhibition The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come—is a selection of photographs by Bauhaus artist Herbert Bayer (1900–1985). Influenced by the photographic works of László Moholy-Nagy and the modernist Bauhaus credo―there is no one true art form but rather an intersection of all art in pursuit of an idea, Bayer’s work as a photographer reflects his mastery of graphic design. Made in Berlin as Weimar culture faded and Hitler rose to power, the exhibited photomontages grapple with the tumultuous modern world as the artist experienced it between the years 1929 and 1936.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Twinkle Twinkle for Little Stars  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

This presentation for families with children five years and under features a different topic every week. Come back again and again to learn about stars, planets, constellations, and more!   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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$60 Wine Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

We'll escort you to 3 wine tasting destinations in one of our comfortable SUVs or vans. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the following locations: Summerland Winery tasting room, Carr Winery, Oreana Winery, Kalyra tasting room, Santa Barbara Winery, Kunin/Westerly or Coastal Winery. You will also enjoy an olive oil and vinegar tasting. The tour includes a stop for lunch at the Bay Roadhouse or Pierre Lafond Bistro. This tour does not go into the Santa Ynez Valley, so we do not see vineyards. Includes all Wine Tasting Fees and Transportation.   ($60
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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$75 Beer Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the areas micro breweries. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (2 person minimum 4 person minimum on Saturdays. Tour includes all tasting fee's & door to door transportation anywhere in Santa Barbara.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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    Quake! Exhibition  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

Boom! At the dawn of June 29, 1925, our city shook with a 6.3 earthquake leaving much of downtown destroyed or heavily damaged. Out of the rubble a new Santa Barbara would arise with the headline, "Spanish Architecture to Rise from Ruins." Exhibit open ... Tuesday through Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 12-5pm; Closed Monday.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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  (805) 966-1601
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Astronaut  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject 'Chad,' our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him.   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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Sailing Cruises (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

The perfect way to end your day in Santa Barbara. You'll experience a fun and exciting cruise while enjoying beautiful views of the coast and the channel islands. This 50' Catamaran offers 1400 square feet of deck space and the multi hull construction makes her comfortable, stable & safe. You'll find plenty of room for you and your guest or a large party. On board you'll find a beer, wine and soda bar. Light snacks and restrooms are on hand for your convenience. We also offer the following cruises: Coastal (Daytime) Cruises: $40 per person Live Music Cruises: $55 per person (Friday Nights Only) Dinner Cruises: $80 per person, Kids $45 (Saturday Nights Only) Note: Dinner and Music cruises run from June 1st - August 31st only.   ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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Segway Sight Seeing Tours (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Get ready for a totally new experience unlike anything you've ever tried. The Segway HT is perfect for touring Santa Barbara. Choose from 4 guided segway tours (prices vary) taking place daily. Your guide will cover the history of Santa Barbara as well as some of the more current points of interest along the way. Tours are offered every day by reservation only. All tours include a lesson and all necessary gear. Renters must be 14 years or older. Call for more information and availability.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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Kid's Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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Tales of the Maya Skies  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Tales of the Maya Skies is a full-dome show that immerses the audience into the Maya astronomy, art and culture through a custom score and visuals.   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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Lecture by Guest Curator Joyce Tsai  
  Joyce Tsai  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Joyce Tsai, guest curator of the exhibition The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come, discusses the work of László Moholy-Nagy, Bauhaus professor, theorist, and visionary multi-media artist. Her talk examines the challenges he faced as an artist in exile, working in an age of both technological progress and of catastrophe. Examining the work he produced in his final years in the U.S., Tsai shows how Moholy attempted to rescue the technological promise of his age in the modest medium of painting. Mary Craig Auditorium    ($0 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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Your Cosmic Quest (in Spanish on Sundays)  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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  July 6
   
Summer ArtVenture Camps  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

At ArtVenture Camps children spend their day immersed in hands-on art making, cultural history, and creative problem solving. All camps include a visit to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art to learn about and be inspired by original works of art. Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm. For more information or registration, visit www.sbma.net/kidsfamilies   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
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BOXTALES Summer Theatre Camp  
  The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

A three-week journey in the BOXTALES method, including training in: acting, storytelling, acro-yoga, mime, music, characterization and collaboration. This year’s campers will create an original stage production of Sindbad and the Valley of the Diamonds from the Arabian Nights. BOXTALES offers the only professional theatre training for youth in Santa Barbara. This camp will stimulate minds, encourage team work, build character, and develop self esteem. Dates: June 22 – July 10. Times: Mon–Thurs 9am–3:30pm. Fri 9am–12:30pm. Ages: 8 – 13. Cost: $750.   
Presented by ... The Marjorie Luke Theatre
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 962-1142
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"Award Winning" Country Wine Tasting Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Our most popular tour and an experience you will never forget! This wine country tour will escort your party out of Santa Barbara and through the Los Padres National Forest, offering amazing views of mountains, lakes and sprawling hills. You'll enjoy 2 wine tasting stops before heading to an olive oil and vinegar tasting at an actual olive farm (time permitting). We then head into the famous wine country town of Santa Ynez for lunch at Trattoria Grappolo. (Lunch not included in the price. Monday a different lunch location will be chosen.) After lunch we will head into the Santa Rita Hills wine region where you will taste at 2 of the area's top estate wineries. The Santa Rita Hills region is famous for their Pinot Noir & Syrah wines. As we return to Santa Barbara you will be treated to breathtaking views as we descend the mountain while overlooking the ocean, the islands and the American Riviera. (Sometimes the itinerary will be in reverse.) The price includes door to door transportation, as well as all tasting fees. We start this tour between 9:00 & 9:30 and drop back off around 4:00 & 4:30. This is a one of a kind experience for those looking for that "special" day. Captain Jack guarantees it!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
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“Weary Blues: Poetry and Jazz from Langston Hughes” Exhibition  
  UCSB Arts Library, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA
This exhibition, on display in the UCSB Arts Library Lobby through Aug. 31, was inspired by a recent multimedia presentation of “The Langston Hughes Project / Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” at UCSB’s Multicultural Center, under the direction of Dr. Ron McCurdy. The performance brought Hughes’ epic poem “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” to life as the poet originally intended: with jazz musical accompaniment. A CD recording of the performance is available in the Music Library. The exhibition contains UCSB Library materials from the Music, Art, Black Studies, and Special Research Collections, as well as posters and fliers for The Langston Hughes Project from McCurdy’s personal collection. These materials showcase and honor Hughes’ lasting contributions to American culture. Kyra Folk-Farber, Assistant Music Librarian and Evolving Workforce Resident at UCSB Library, curated the exhibition. The exhibition can be viewed during Arts Library hours.   
Presented by ... UCSB Library
  More Info
  (805) 893-2478
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    Heaven on Earth Kayak/Horseback Ride Tour-- Kim Kardashian rode this ride!  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

This may well be the closest to "heaven" you will ever get…in this lifetime. Captain Jack's Tours is proud to offer our newest and most breathtaking tour ever.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
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Guided Horseback Ride -- This is the ride Kim Kardashian rode!  
  Captain Jack's Tours  
  Captain Jacks Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Guided Horseback Ride! Get along little doggie & hold on to your hats! Experiance the Wild West of yesteryear...today. Ride through the forest & enjoy beautiful ocean views.   ($65.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
  Email a Friend
 
    Ray Strong: Views of Santa Barbara County  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

In a community-wide celebration, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum will explore the work of artist Ray Strong (1905-2006). As a founding member of the Oak Group, Strong influenced an entire generation of landscape painters in Santa Barbara County.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 966-1601
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0 to 60: An Underwater Adventure from the Equator to Alaska  
  Exhibit March 14-Sept. 7, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

A Photographic Exhibit by Richard Sala: 1 Show, 3 Venues. Visit the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Sea Center on Stearns Wharf, and the Wildling Museum in Solvang to experience the whole 4,000-mile adventure! Salas' book trilogy is available in our gift shops.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
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  (805) 682-4711
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DEEP  
  The John and Peggy Maximus Gallery  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

For centuries, the presence of large creatures below the surface of the sea fueled the imagination of seafarers and populated early maps. It wasn’t until the late 19th century that the HMS Challenger expedition travelling with a crew of scientists systematically studied the oceans, collected specimens from various depths, and laid the foundations for modern oceanography. DEEP tells the story of this pioneering voyage as well as highlights Museum specimens and current research.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived  
  Exhibit May 29-August 30, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Exhibit Opens May 30: Enter the jaws of the legendary giant shark Megalodon and be consumed by its fascinating story and science lessons. Learn about when it lived, why it vanished, how it evolved, and what you can do to help shark conservation. Entrance to exhibition included with general admission. Museum Members enjoy free admission all summer long!   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

The great whales have rediscovered Santa Barbara. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year since 1990 to feed, mate and frolic... which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Our trips depart daily at 10am, returning at 2:30pm on the incredible CONDOR Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($50.00 - $99.00)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 882-0088
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Whale Watching - Pacific Gray Whales  
  Santa Barbara Sailing Center, Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara is the #1 whale watching destination in the world. Over 27 different types of whales and dolphins inhabit the Santa Barbara channel at different times of the year, making these waters the best whale watching area in the entire world. This coastal 2.5 hour trip takes place on a 50-foot catamaran. The Grey Whales are migrating through the mid May so this is a great time of year to get out and see them!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
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    Harbor Kayak Tour  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Captain Jacks Santa Barbara Tours conducts guided 1.5 - 2 hour kayak tours of the Santa Barbara Harbor at 10:30 & 1:30 daily. Experience California's most beautiful harbor on this fun and easy tour. Our professionally guided tour includes a kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. This tour is the perfect introduction to kayaking and is fun for the entire family.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
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    $60 Wine Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

We'll escort you to 3 wine tasting destinations in one of our comfortable SUVs or vans. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the following locations: Summerland Winery tasting room, Carr Winery, Oreana Winery, Kalyra tasting room, Santa Barbara Winery, Kunin/Westerly or Coastal Winery. You will also enjoy an olive oil and vinegar tasting. The tour includes a stop for lunch at the Bay Roadhouse or Pierre Lafond Bistro. This tour does not go into the Santa Ynez Valley, so we do not see vineyards. Includes all Wine Tasting Fees and Transportation.   ($60
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
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$75 Beer Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the areas micro breweries. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (2 person minimum 4 person minimum on Saturdays. Tour includes all tasting fee's & door to door transportation anywhere in Santa Barbara.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
  Email a Friend
 
    Sailing Cruises (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

The perfect way to end your day in Santa Barbara. You'll experience a fun and exciting cruise while enjoying beautiful views of the coast and the channel islands. This 50' Catamaran offers 1400 square feet of deck space and the multi hull construction makes her comfortable, stable & safe. You'll find plenty of room for you and your guest or a large party. On board you'll find a beer, wine and soda bar. Light snacks and restrooms are on hand for your convenience. We also offer the following cruises: Coastal (Daytime) Cruises: $40 per person Live Music Cruises: $55 per person (Friday Nights Only) Dinner Cruises: $80 per person, Kids $45 (Saturday Nights Only) Note: Dinner and Music cruises run from June 1st - August 31st only.   ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
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Segway Sight Seeing Tours (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Get ready for a totally new experience unlike anything you've ever tried. The Segway HT is perfect for touring Santa Barbara. Choose from 4 guided segway tours (prices vary) taking place daily. Your guide will cover the history of Santa Barbara as well as some of the more current points of interest along the way. Tours are offered every day by reservation only. All tours include a lesson and all necessary gear. Renters must be 14 years or older. Call for more information and availability.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  Website
  (805) 564-1819
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Kid's Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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Astronaut  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject 'Chad,' our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him.   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711
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Your Cosmic Quest (in Spanish on Sundays)  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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    SB Newcomers - New Member Orientation  
  Adjacent to Ferguson Kitchen Bath Lighting Gallery, 602 East Montecito Street, Santa Barbara CA
Are you new to town? Join the Santa Barbara Newcomers Club, a members-operated organization established in 1955, which offers over 50 social, cultural, civic, and athletic activities each month for its 500+ members. Learn about the club by attending our free orientation on the second Monday of the month at 602 E. Montecito Street (look for the red Newcomers sign) or go to our webpage (www.sbnewcomers.org). 6:30pm is the meet & greet. 7p-8pm is the orientation meeting.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Newcomers Club
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  (805) 965-3229
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The African Queen  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

In 1914 German East Africa, brother and sister, Reverend Samuel and Miss Rose Sayer (Katharine Hepburn), are British Christian missionaries and reliant upon Charlie Allnut (Humphrey Bogart), who owns and operates a run-down river boat called The African Queen. The Sayers merely tolerate Charlie, who they consider a little too rough around the edges for their proper sensibilitie. Yet, during the course of their many hardships and quarrels, along a journey filled with tropical dangers and German warships, they develop a hard-earned love and respect for each other.   ($10.00 - $20.00)
Presented by ... The Granada Theatre
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  (805) 899-2222
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  July 7
   
Summer ArtVenture Camps  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

At ArtVenture Camps children spend their day immersed in hands-on art making, cultural history, and creative problem solving. All camps include a visit to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art to learn about and be inspired by original works of art. Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm. For more information or registration, visit www.sbma.net/kidsfamilies   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
  Email a Friend
 
BOXTALES Summer Theatre Camp  
  The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

A three-week journey in the BOXTALES method, including training in: acting, storytelling, acro-yoga, mime, music, characterization and collaboration. This year’s campers will create an original stage production of Sindbad and the Valley of the Diamonds from the Arabian Nights. BOXTALES offers the only professional theatre training for youth in Santa Barbara. This camp will stimulate minds, encourage team work, build character, and develop self esteem. Dates: June 22 – July 10. Times: Mon–Thurs 9am–3:30pm. Fri 9am–12:30pm. Ages: 8 – 13. Cost: $750.   
Presented by ... The Marjorie Luke Theatre
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 962-1142
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"Award Winning" Country Wine Tasting Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Our most popular tour and an experience you will never forget! This wine country tour will escort your party out of Santa Barbara and through the Los Padres National Forest, offering amazing views of mountains, lakes and sprawling hills. You'll enjoy 2 wine tasting stops before heading to an olive oil and vinegar tasting at an actual olive farm (time permitting). We then head into the famous wine country town of Santa Ynez for lunch at Trattoria Grappolo. (Lunch not included in the price. Monday a different lunch location will be chosen.) After lunch we will head into the Santa Rita Hills wine region where you will taste at 2 of the area's top estate wineries. The Santa Rita Hills region is famous for their Pinot Noir & Syrah wines. As we return to Santa Barbara you will be treated to breathtaking views as we descend the mountain while overlooking the ocean, the islands and the American Riviera. (Sometimes the itinerary will be in reverse.) The price includes door to door transportation, as well as all tasting fees. We start this tour between 9:00 & 9:30 and drop back off around 4:00 & 4:30. This is a one of a kind experience for those looking for that "special" day. Captain Jack guarantees it!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
  Email a Friend
 
“Weary Blues: Poetry and Jazz from Langston Hughes” Exhibition  
  UCSB Arts Library, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA
This exhibition, on display in the UCSB Arts Library Lobby through Aug. 31, was inspired by a recent multimedia presentation of “The Langston Hughes Project / Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” at UCSB’s Multicultural Center, under the direction of Dr. Ron McCurdy. The performance brought Hughes’ epic poem “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” to life as the poet originally intended: with jazz musical accompaniment. A CD recording of the performance is available in the Music Library. The exhibition contains UCSB Library materials from the Music, Art, Black Studies, and Special Research Collections, as well as posters and fliers for The Langston Hughes Project from McCurdy’s personal collection. These materials showcase and honor Hughes’ lasting contributions to American culture. Kyra Folk-Farber, Assistant Music Librarian and Evolving Workforce Resident at UCSB Library, curated the exhibition. The exhibition can be viewed during Arts Library hours.   
Presented by ... UCSB Library
  More Info
  (805) 893-2478
  Email a Friend
   
    Heaven on Earth Kayak/Horseback Ride Tour-- Kim Kardashian rode this ride!  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

This may well be the closest to "heaven" you will ever get…in this lifetime. Captain Jack's Tours is proud to offer our newest and most breathtaking tour ever.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
  Email a Friend
 
Guided Horseback Ride -- This is the ride Kim Kardashian rode!  
  Captain Jack's Tours  
  Captain Jacks Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Guided Horseback Ride! Get along little doggie & hold on to your hats! Experiance the Wild West of yesteryear...today. Ride through the forest & enjoy beautiful ocean views.   ($65.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
  Email a Friend
 
    Ray Strong: Views of Santa Barbara County  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

In a community-wide celebration, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum will explore the work of artist Ray Strong (1905-2006). As a founding member of the Oak Group, Strong influenced an entire generation of landscape painters in Santa Barbara County.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 966-1601
  Email a Friend
   
0 to 60: An Underwater Adventure from the Equator to Alaska  
  Exhibit March 14-Sept. 7, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

A Photographic Exhibit by Richard Sala: 1 Show, 3 Venues. Visit the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Sea Center on Stearns Wharf, and the Wildling Museum in Solvang to experience the whole 4,000-mile adventure! Salas' book trilogy is available in our gift shops.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 

DEEP  
  The John and Peggy Maximus Gallery  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

For centuries, the presence of large creatures below the surface of the sea fueled the imagination of seafarers and populated early maps. It wasn’t until the late 19th century that the HMS Challenger expedition travelling with a crew of scientists systematically studied the oceans, collected specimens from various depths, and laid the foundations for modern oceanography. DEEP tells the story of this pioneering voyage as well as highlights Museum specimens and current research.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 

Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived  
  Exhibit May 29-August 30, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Exhibit Opens May 30: Enter the jaws of the legendary giant shark Megalodon and be consumed by its fascinating story and science lessons. Learn about when it lived, why it vanished, how it evolved, and what you can do to help shark conservation. Entrance to exhibition included with general admission. Museum Members enjoy free admission all summer long!   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 

Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

The great whales have rediscovered Santa Barbara. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year since 1990 to feed, mate and frolic... which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Our trips depart daily at 10am, returning at 2:30pm on the incredible CONDOR Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($50.00 - $99.00)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 882-0088
  Email a Friend
 

Whale Watching - Pacific Gray Whales  
  Santa Barbara Sailing Center, Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara is the #1 whale watching destination in the world. Over 27 different types of whales and dolphins inhabit the Santa Barbara channel at different times of the year, making these waters the best whale watching area in the entire world. This coastal 2.5 hour trip takes place on a 50-foot catamaran. The Grey Whales are migrating through the mid May so this is a great time of year to get out and see them!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
  Email a Friend
 
    Harbor Kayak Tour  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Captain Jacks Santa Barbara Tours conducts guided 1.5 - 2 hour kayak tours of the Santa Barbara Harbor at 10:30 & 1:30 daily. Experience California's most beautiful harbor on this fun and easy tour. Our professionally guided tour includes a kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. This tour is the perfect introduction to kayaking and is fun for the entire family.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
  Email a Friend
 
   
The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Organized by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, this exhibition is the first to explore how the practice of painting served as the means for the artist to imagine generative relationships between art and technology. László Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946) is now recognized as one of the most influential members of the Bauhaus. While his legacy for later 20th-century art is typically linked to the photogram (a type of cameraless photography), the driving force behind this presentation is the relatively under-recognized role of the more traditional medium of painting throughout Moholy’s career, which is explored in a selection of 33 works of art ranging in date from the 1920s to 1940s, including paintings, works on paper, photograms, video projections, and a facsimile replica of Moholy’s prescient Light Prop―one of the first kinetic sculptures of its kind. The installation also includes a Kodachrome slide set (the latest in color photography innovation at the time), which comprises 12 luminous images.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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The Visionary Photomontages of Herbert Bayer, 1929-1936  
  June 21 – September 27, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

On display in the Ridley-Tree Gallery Works on Paper section—and in tandem with the international loan exhibition The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come—is a selection of photographs by Bauhaus artist Herbert Bayer (1900–1985). Influenced by the photographic works of László Moholy-Nagy and the modernist Bauhaus credo―there is no one true art form but rather an intersection of all art in pursuit of an idea, Bayer’s work as a photographer reflects his mastery of graphic design. Made in Berlin as Weimar culture faded and Hitler rose to power, the exhibited photomontages grapple with the tumultuous modern world as the artist experienced it between the years 1929 and 1936.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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$60 Wine Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

We'll escort you to 3 wine tasting destinations in one of our comfortable SUVs or vans. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the following locations: Summerland Winery tasting room, Carr Winery, Oreana Winery, Kalyra tasting room, Santa Barbara Winery, Kunin/Westerly or Coastal Winery. You will also enjoy an olive oil and vinegar tasting. The tour includes a stop for lunch at the Bay Roadhouse or Pierre Lafond Bistro. This tour does not go into the Santa Ynez Valley, so we do not see vineyards. Includes all Wine Tasting Fees and Transportation.   ($60
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
  Email a Friend
 

$75 Beer Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the areas micro breweries. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (2 person minimum 4 person minimum on Saturdays. Tour includes all tasting fee's & door to door transportation anywhere in Santa Barbara.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
  Email a Friend
 
    Sailing Cruises (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

The perfect way to end your day in Santa Barbara. You'll experience a fun and exciting cruise while enjoying beautiful views of the coast and the channel islands. This 50' Catamaran offers 1400 square feet of deck space and the multi hull construction makes her comfortable, stable & safe. You'll find plenty of room for you and your guest or a large party. On board you'll find a beer, wine and soda bar. Light snacks and restrooms are on hand for your convenience. We also offer the following cruises: Coastal (Daytime) Cruises: $40 per person Live Music Cruises: $55 per person (Friday Nights Only) Dinner Cruises: $80 per person, Kids $45 (Saturday Nights Only) Note: Dinner and Music cruises run from June 1st - August 31st only.   ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
  Email a Friend
 
Segway Sight Seeing Tours (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Get ready for a totally new experience unlike anything you've ever tried. The Segway HT is perfect for touring Santa Barbara. Choose from 4 guided segway tours (prices vary) taking place daily. Your guide will cover the history of Santa Barbara as well as some of the more current points of interest along the way. Tours are offered every day by reservation only. All tours include a lesson and all necessary gear. Renters must be 14 years or older. Call for more information and availability.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
  Email a Friend
 
   
Kid's Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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Astronaut  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject 'Chad,' our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him.   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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The Postman Always Rings Twice  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Based on the 1934 novel of the same name by James M. Cain, The Postman Always Rings Twice is a 1946 drama-film noir that impressed critics at the time of its release. A stunning example of true Hollywood film noir, in this classic film, Lana Turner plays the perfect uncertain blonde, and John Garfield the chance, bumbling protagonist. Don’t miss your chance to see this iconic film in the classic Granada Theatre’s big screen!   ($10.00 - $20.00)
Presented by ... The Granada Theatre
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  (805) 899-2222
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Your Cosmic Quest (in Spanish on Sundays)  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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Old Town Santa Barbara Farmers Market  
  Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market, 500 & 600 Blocks of State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Tuesdays. Rain or shine. All year round. SUMMER Hours: 4 - 7:30 PM. WINTER Hours: 3 - 6:30 PM.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market
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  (805) 962-5354
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Aerosmith - Blue Army Tour 2015  
  Aerosmith  
  Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas Street, Santa Barbara CA

Rock’s greatest live act -- will perform a once-in-a-lifetime concert when their Blue Army Tour 2015 hits the Bowl. AEROSMITH--Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton, and Brad Whitford -- are a living piece of American music history, having sold over 150 million albums worldwide and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are the recipients of countless awards including four GRAMMYs, eight American Music Awards, six Billboard Awards and 12 MTV Video Music Awards, among many other honors. Their latest honors include the 2013 ASCAP Founders Award and induction, also in 2013, into the Songwriter Hall of Fame at the 44thannual SHOF ceremony. MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION!(Columbia), the band’s latest album, was released in late 2012.    ($80 - $355)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Bowl
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  (805) 962-7411
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    Santa Barbara Flyfishers monthly meeting  
  Guest Speaker  
  Westside Community Center, 433 W. Victoria St., Santa Barbara CA

Guest speaker, fly tying demo, fly fishing discussions, raffle, plan outings & fishing trips, camaraderie.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara FlyFishers
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  (805) 705-3208
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The Postman Always Rings Twice  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Based on the 1934 novel of the same name by James M. Cain, The Postman Always Rings Twice is a 1946 drama-film noir that impressed critics at the time of its release. A stunning example of true Hollywood film noir, in this classic film, Lana Turner plays the perfect uncertain blonde, and John Garfield the chance, bumbling protagonist. Don’t miss your chance to see this iconic film in the classic Granada Theatre’s big screen!   ($10.00 - $20.00)
Presented by ... The Granada Theatre
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  (805) 899-2222
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Yes You Can Dance Salsa & Bachata  
  AYNI Gallery, 216 State Street, Santa Barbara CA
Rendezvous each week for a beginner's level class followed by an intermediate class, and capped off by some open dancing to practice those new moves! AYNI Gallery 216 State St. Santa Barbara, CA (opposite the Amtrak station in the Funk Zone) EVERY TUESDAY 7:00 PM-8:00 PM Beginner class 8:00 PM-9:00 PM Intermediate class Then Open Dancing until 11pm! Cost: Students $1; Non-Students $5 (cash only) Best Price in Town!   ($1 - $5)
Presented by ... Yes You Can Dance Salsa & Bachata
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  (805) 689-7098
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  July 8
   
Summer ArtVenture Camps  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

At ArtVenture Camps children spend their day immersed in hands-on art making, cultural history, and creative problem solving. All camps include a visit to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art to learn about and be inspired by original works of art. Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm. For more information or registration, visit www.sbma.net/kidsfamilies   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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BOXTALES Summer Theatre Camp  
  The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

A three-week journey in the BOXTALES method, including training in: acting, storytelling, acro-yoga, mime, music, characterization and collaboration. This year’s campers will create an original stage production of Sindbad and the Valley of the Diamonds from the Arabian Nights. BOXTALES offers the only professional theatre training for youth in Santa Barbara. This camp will stimulate minds, encourage team work, build character, and develop self esteem. Dates: June 22 – July 10. Times: Mon–Thurs 9am–3:30pm. Fri 9am–12:30pm. Ages: 8 – 13. Cost: $750.   
Presented by ... The Marjorie Luke Theatre
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  (805) 962-1142
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"Award Winning" Country Wine Tasting Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Our most popular tour and an experience you will never forget! This wine country tour will escort your party out of Santa Barbara and through the Los Padres National Forest, offering amazing views of mountains, lakes and sprawling hills. You'll enjoy 2 wine tasting stops before heading to an olive oil and vinegar tasting at an actual olive farm (time permitting). We then head into the famous wine country town of Santa Ynez for lunch at Trattoria Grappolo. (Lunch not included in the price. Monday a different lunch location will be chosen.) After lunch we will head into the Santa Rita Hills wine region where you will taste at 2 of the area's top estate wineries. The Santa Rita Hills region is famous for their Pinot Noir & Syrah wines. As we return to Santa Barbara you will be treated to breathtaking views as we descend the mountain while overlooking the ocean, the islands and the American Riviera. (Sometimes the itinerary will be in reverse.) The price includes door to door transportation, as well as all tasting fees. We start this tour between 9:00 & 9:30 and drop back off around 4:00 & 4:30. This is a one of a kind experience for those looking for that "special" day. Captain Jack guarantees it!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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“Weary Blues: Poetry and Jazz from Langston Hughes” Exhibition  
  UCSB Arts Library, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA
This exhibition, on display in the UCSB Arts Library Lobby through Aug. 31, was inspired by a recent multimedia presentation of “The Langston Hughes Project / Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” at UCSB’s Multicultural Center, under the direction of Dr. Ron McCurdy. The performance brought Hughes’ epic poem “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” to life as the poet originally intended: with jazz musical accompaniment. A CD recording of the performance is available in the Music Library. The exhibition contains UCSB Library materials from the Music, Art, Black Studies, and Special Research Collections, as well as posters and fliers for The Langston Hughes Project from McCurdy’s personal collection. These materials showcase and honor Hughes’ lasting contributions to American culture. Kyra Folk-Farber, Assistant Music Librarian and Evolving Workforce Resident at UCSB Library, curated the exhibition. The exhibition can be viewed during Arts Library hours.   
Presented by ... UCSB Library
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  (805) 893-2478
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    Heaven on Earth Kayak/Horseback Ride Tour-- Kim Kardashian rode this ride!  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

This may well be the closest to "heaven" you will ever get…in this lifetime. Captain Jack's Tours is proud to offer our newest and most breathtaking tour ever.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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Guided Horseback Ride -- This is the ride Kim Kardashian rode!  
  Captain Jack's Tours  
  Captain Jacks Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Guided Horseback Ride! Get along little doggie & hold on to your hats! Experiance the Wild West of yesteryear...today. Ride through the forest & enjoy beautiful ocean views.   ($65.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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    Ray Strong: Views of Santa Barbara County  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

In a community-wide celebration, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum will explore the work of artist Ray Strong (1905-2006). As a founding member of the Oak Group, Strong influenced an entire generation of landscape painters in Santa Barbara County.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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  (805) 966-1601
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0 to 60: An Underwater Adventure from the Equator to Alaska  
  Exhibit March 14-Sept. 7, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

A Photographic Exhibit by Richard Sala: 1 Show, 3 Venues. Visit the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Sea Center on Stearns Wharf, and the Wildling Museum in Solvang to experience the whole 4,000-mile adventure! Salas' book trilogy is available in our gift shops.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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DEEP  
  The John and Peggy Maximus Gallery  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

For centuries, the presence of large creatures below the surface of the sea fueled the imagination of seafarers and populated early maps. It wasn’t until the late 19th century that the HMS Challenger expedition travelling with a crew of scientists systematically studied the oceans, collected specimens from various depths, and laid the foundations for modern oceanography. DEEP tells the story of this pioneering voyage as well as highlights Museum specimens and current research.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived  
  Exhibit May 29-August 30, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Exhibit Opens May 30: Enter the jaws of the legendary giant shark Megalodon and be consumed by its fascinating story and science lessons. Learn about when it lived, why it vanished, how it evolved, and what you can do to help shark conservation. Entrance to exhibition included with general admission. Museum Members enjoy free admission all summer long!   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

The great whales have rediscovered Santa Barbara. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year since 1990 to feed, mate and frolic... which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Our trips depart daily at 10am, returning at 2:30pm on the incredible CONDOR Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($50.00 - $99.00)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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Whale Watching - Pacific Gray Whales  
  Santa Barbara Sailing Center, Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara is the #1 whale watching destination in the world. Over 27 different types of whales and dolphins inhabit the Santa Barbara channel at different times of the year, making these waters the best whale watching area in the entire world. This coastal 2.5 hour trip takes place on a 50-foot catamaran. The Grey Whales are migrating through the mid May so this is a great time of year to get out and see them!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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    Harbor Kayak Tour  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Captain Jacks Santa Barbara Tours conducts guided 1.5 - 2 hour kayak tours of the Santa Barbara Harbor at 10:30 & 1:30 daily. Experience California's most beautiful harbor on this fun and easy tour. Our professionally guided tour includes a kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. This tour is the perfect introduction to kayaking and is fun for the entire family.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Organized by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, this exhibition is the first to explore how the practice of painting served as the means for the artist to imagine generative relationships between art and technology. László Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946) is now recognized as one of the most influential members of the Bauhaus. While his legacy for later 20th-century art is typically linked to the photogram (a type of cameraless photography), the driving force behind this presentation is the relatively under-recognized role of the more traditional medium of painting throughout Moholy’s career, which is explored in a selection of 33 works of art ranging in date from the 1920s to 1940s, including paintings, works on paper, photograms, video projections, and a facsimile replica of Moholy’s prescient Light Prop―one of the first kinetic sculptures of its kind. The installation also includes a Kodachrome slide set (the latest in color photography innovation at the time), which comprises 12 luminous images.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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The Visionary Photomontages of Herbert Bayer, 1929-1936  
  June 21 – September 27, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

On display in the Ridley-Tree Gallery Works on Paper section—and in tandem with the international loan exhibition The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come—is a selection of photographs by Bauhaus artist Herbert Bayer (1900–1985). Influenced by the photographic works of László Moholy-Nagy and the modernist Bauhaus credo―there is no one true art form but rather an intersection of all art in pursuit of an idea, Bayer’s work as a photographer reflects his mastery of graphic design. Made in Berlin as Weimar culture faded and Hitler rose to power, the exhibited photomontages grapple with the tumultuous modern world as the artist experienced it between the years 1929 and 1936.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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$60 Wine Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

We'll escort you to 3 wine tasting destinations in one of our comfortable SUVs or vans. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the following locations: Summerland Winery tasting room, Carr Winery, Oreana Winery, Kalyra tasting room, Santa Barbara Winery, Kunin/Westerly or Coastal Winery. You will also enjoy an olive oil and vinegar tasting. The tour includes a stop for lunch at the Bay Roadhouse or Pierre Lafond Bistro. This tour does not go into the Santa Ynez Valley, so we do not see vineyards. Includes all Wine Tasting Fees and Transportation.   ($60
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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$75 Beer Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the areas micro breweries. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (2 person minimum 4 person minimum on Saturdays. Tour includes all tasting fee's & door to door transportation anywhere in Santa Barbara.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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    Sailing Cruises (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

The perfect way to end your day in Santa Barbara. You'll experience a fun and exciting cruise while enjoying beautiful views of the coast and the channel islands. This 50' Catamaran offers 1400 square feet of deck space and the multi hull construction makes her comfortable, stable & safe. You'll find plenty of room for you and your guest or a large party. On board you'll find a beer, wine and soda bar. Light snacks and restrooms are on hand for your convenience. We also offer the following cruises: Coastal (Daytime) Cruises: $40 per person Live Music Cruises: $55 per person (Friday Nights Only) Dinner Cruises: $80 per person, Kids $45 (Saturday Nights Only) Note: Dinner and Music cruises run from June 1st - August 31st only.   ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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Segway Sight Seeing Tours (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Get ready for a totally new experience unlike anything you've ever tried. The Segway HT is perfect for touring Santa Barbara. Choose from 4 guided segway tours (prices vary) taking place daily. Your guide will cover the history of Santa Barbara as well as some of the more current points of interest along the way. Tours are offered every day by reservation only. All tours include a lesson and all necessary gear. Renters must be 14 years or older. Call for more information and availability.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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AUSB MBA Program Lunch and Learn Information Session  
  Antioch University Santa Barbara, 602 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara CA
Join the program director and admissions on Wednesday, July 8, noon to 1 p.m., to learn more about the MBA program over your lunch break. Lunch will be provided by Antioch University Santa Barbara! Learn about AUSB’s MBA Program in Social Business, Non-Profit Management, and Strategic Leadership, featuring an innovative curriculum and low-residency hybrid schedule that allows busy professionals to earn their MBA in just 16 months.   ($0 - $0)
Presented by ... Antioch University
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  (805) 962-8179 x5113
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Kid's Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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Astronaut  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject 'Chad,' our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him.   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711
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Your Cosmic Quest (in Spanish on Sundays)  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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Art Hats! Art From Scrap Workshop  
  Ally Bortolozzo  
  Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

Weekly Art From Scrap workshops for all ages every Wednesday during summer vacation. Create art from our vast array of reuse materials. Children under age 5 must be accompanied by an adult.    ($8.00 - $8.00)
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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  (805) 884-0459 x11
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David Gray and Amos Lee  
  David Gray, Amos Lee  
  Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas Street, Santa Barbara CA

David Gray has established himself as one of the UK’s leading music artists both at home and overseas. Gray’s commercial success is also backed up by a critical consensus and numerous accolades. His 2009 release Draw The Line was met with critical praise and garnered the artist a series of high profile television appearances, as well as two sold out tours of the US. Foundling, Gray's 9th studio album picked up where Draw the Lineleft off and created a new chapter of lush, soulful songs that found the artist returning to his folk music roots. Foundling debuted at #9 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart. David Gray’s tenth and latest Mutineers, finds the singer-songwriter steering into unfamiliar territory while cultivating a pugnacious but respectful relationship with his own history. The lead single off of the album, ‘Back In The World,’ garnered much praise and reached top 10 in the AAA charts. Mutineers is an experiment that seems to fizz with the joy of its own assembly. The sound of a musician making a clean break and some sharp turns but also reconnecting with the freedoms of an earlier dream, a rebuke and a salutation to all that’s gone before.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Bowl
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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (often referred to simply as E.T.) is a 1982 American sci-fi-family film about a lonely boy who befriends an extraterrestrial, dubbed "E.T.", who is stranded on Earth. He and his siblings help E.T. return home while attempting to keep it hidden from their mother and the government. Winner of 53 awards and 28 nominations, this movie broke box-office records, proving that family-friendly films could be smash successes.   ($10.00 - $20.00)
Presented by ... The Granada Theatre
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  (805) 899-2222
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Veterans with VA Rated Disabilities: Learn the Basics of Fly Fishing  
  Project Healing Waters, 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara CA

Project Healing Waters is a nation wide program to teach fly fishing to veterans with disabilities. The Santa Barbara Flyfishers have started a chapter of Project Healing Waters in Santa Barbara. This classes are free to all veterans with a VA or Military rated disability. We start by teaching fly fishing basics. With these basic techniques you can begin to fly fish in salt water and/or fresh water. We meet every second Wednesday at the Veterans Memorial Building from 6 pm to 8 pm. We meet every 1st Saturday at Santa Claus Lane to practice our learned techniques in the surf. Call Joseph for more information.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara FlyFishers
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  (805) 705-3208
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The Theatre Group at SBCC presents THE MUSIC MAN  
  The Theatre Group at SBCC, 900 block of Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara CA

The Theatre Group at SBCC will open the 2015/16 anniversary season with the well-loved musical, Meredith Willson’s THE MUSIC MAN, Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson, Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey. Directed by R. Michael Gros and Musical Direction by David Potter, The Music Man will perform July 10-25, 2015 in the beautiful Garvin Theatre.   ($12 - $26)
Presented by ... The Theatre Group at SBCC
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  (805) 965-5935
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  July 9
   
Summer ArtVenture Camps  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

At ArtVenture Camps children spend their day immersed in hands-on art making, cultural history, and creative problem solving. All camps include a visit to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art to learn about and be inspired by original works of art. Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm. For more information or registration, visit www.sbma.net/kidsfamilies   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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Earl Warren Showgrounds Flea Market  
  Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara CA

Hours: 9am – 7pm Admission: Free. Parking: Free. Contact: Sue (818) 590-5435.    
Presented by ... Earl Warren Showgrounds
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BOXTALES Summer Theatre Camp  
  The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

A three-week journey in the BOXTALES method, including training in: acting, storytelling, acro-yoga, mime, music, characterization and collaboration. This year’s campers will create an original stage production of Sindbad and the Valley of the Diamonds from the Arabian Nights. BOXTALES offers the only professional theatre training for youth in Santa Barbara. This camp will stimulate minds, encourage team work, build character, and develop self esteem. Dates: June 22 – July 10. Times: Mon–Thurs 9am–3:30pm. Fri 9am–12:30pm. Ages: 8 – 13. Cost: $750.   
Presented by ... The Marjorie Luke Theatre
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  (805) 962-1142
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"Award Winning" Country Wine Tasting Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Our most popular tour and an experience you will never forget! This wine country tour will escort your party out of Santa Barbara and through the Los Padres National Forest, offering amazing views of mountains, lakes and sprawling hills. You'll enjoy 2 wine tasting stops before heading to an olive oil and vinegar tasting at an actual olive farm (time permitting). We then head into the famous wine country town of Santa Ynez for lunch at Trattoria Grappolo. (Lunch not included in the price. Monday a different lunch location will be chosen.) After lunch we will head into the Santa Rita Hills wine region where you will taste at 2 of the area's top estate wineries. The Santa Rita Hills region is famous for their Pinot Noir & Syrah wines. As we return to Santa Barbara you will be treated to breathtaking views as we descend the mountain while overlooking the ocean, the islands and the American Riviera. (Sometimes the itinerary will be in reverse.) The price includes door to door transportation, as well as all tasting fees. We start this tour between 9:00 & 9:30 and drop back off around 4:00 & 4:30. This is a one of a kind experience for those looking for that "special" day. Captain Jack guarantees it!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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“Weary Blues: Poetry and Jazz from Langston Hughes” Exhibition  
  UCSB Arts Library, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA
This exhibition, on display in the UCSB Arts Library Lobby through Aug. 31, was inspired by a recent multimedia presentation of “The Langston Hughes Project / Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” at UCSB’s Multicultural Center, under the direction of Dr. Ron McCurdy. The performance brought Hughes’ epic poem “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” to life as the poet originally intended: with jazz musical accompaniment. A CD recording of the performance is available in the Music Library. The exhibition contains UCSB Library materials from the Music, Art, Black Studies, and Special Research Collections, as well as posters and fliers for The Langston Hughes Project from McCurdy’s personal collection. These materials showcase and honor Hughes’ lasting contributions to American culture. Kyra Folk-Farber, Assistant Music Librarian and Evolving Workforce Resident at UCSB Library, curated the exhibition. The exhibition can be viewed during Arts Library hours.   
Presented by ... UCSB Library
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  (805) 893-2478
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    Heaven on Earth Kayak/Horseback Ride Tour-- Kim Kardashian rode this ride!  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

This may well be the closest to "heaven" you will ever get…in this lifetime. Captain Jack's Tours is proud to offer our newest and most breathtaking tour ever.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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Guided Horseback Ride -- This is the ride Kim Kardashian rode!  
  Captain Jack's Tours  
  Captain Jacks Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Guided Horseback Ride! Get along little doggie & hold on to your hats! Experiance the Wild West of yesteryear...today. Ride through the forest & enjoy beautiful ocean views.   ($65.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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    Ray Strong: Views of Santa Barbara County  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

In a community-wide celebration, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum will explore the work of artist Ray Strong (1905-2006). As a founding member of the Oak Group, Strong influenced an entire generation of landscape painters in Santa Barbara County.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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  (805) 966-1601
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0 to 60: An Underwater Adventure from the Equator to Alaska  
  Exhibit March 14-Sept. 7, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

A Photographic Exhibit by Richard Sala: 1 Show, 3 Venues. Visit the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Sea Center on Stearns Wharf, and the Wildling Museum in Solvang to experience the whole 4,000-mile adventure! Salas' book trilogy is available in our gift shops.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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DEEP  
  The John and Peggy Maximus Gallery  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

For centuries, the presence of large creatures below the surface of the sea fueled the imagination of seafarers and populated early maps. It wasn’t until the late 19th century that the HMS Challenger expedition travelling with a crew of scientists systematically studied the oceans, collected specimens from various depths, and laid the foundations for modern oceanography. DEEP tells the story of this pioneering voyage as well as highlights Museum specimens and current research.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived  
  Exhibit May 29-August 30, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Exhibit Opens May 30: Enter the jaws of the legendary giant shark Megalodon and be consumed by its fascinating story and science lessons. Learn about when it lived, why it vanished, how it evolved, and what you can do to help shark conservation. Entrance to exhibition included with general admission. Museum Members enjoy free admission all summer long!   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

The great whales have rediscovered Santa Barbara. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year since 1990 to feed, mate and frolic... which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Our trips depart daily at 10am, returning at 2:30pm on the incredible CONDOR Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($50.00 - $99.00)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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Whale Watching - Pacific Gray Whales  
  Santa Barbara Sailing Center, Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara is the #1 whale watching destination in the world. Over 27 different types of whales and dolphins inhabit the Santa Barbara channel at different times of the year, making these waters the best whale watching area in the entire world. This coastal 2.5 hour trip takes place on a 50-foot catamaran. The Grey Whales are migrating through the mid May so this is a great time of year to get out and see them!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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    Harbor Kayak Tour  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Captain Jacks Santa Barbara Tours conducts guided 1.5 - 2 hour kayak tours of the Santa Barbara Harbor at 10:30 & 1:30 daily. Experience California's most beautiful harbor on this fun and easy tour. Our professionally guided tour includes a kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. This tour is the perfect introduction to kayaking and is fun for the entire family.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Organized by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, this exhibition is the first to explore how the practice of painting served as the means for the artist to imagine generative relationships between art and technology. László Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946) is now recognized as one of the most influential members of the Bauhaus. While his legacy for later 20th-century art is typically linked to the photogram (a type of cameraless photography), the driving force behind this presentation is the relatively under-recognized role of the more traditional medium of painting throughout Moholy’s career, which is explored in a selection of 33 works of art ranging in date from the 1920s to 1940s, including paintings, works on paper, photograms, video projections, and a facsimile replica of Moholy’s prescient Light Prop―one of the first kinetic sculptures of its kind. The installation also includes a Kodachrome slide set (the latest in color photography innovation at the time), which comprises 12 luminous images.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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The Visionary Photomontages of Herbert Bayer, 1929-1936  
  June 21 – September 27, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

On display in the Ridley-Tree Gallery Works on Paper section—and in tandem with the international loan exhibition The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come—is a selection of photographs by Bauhaus artist Herbert Bayer (1900–1985). Influenced by the photographic works of László Moholy-Nagy and the modernist Bauhaus credo―there is no one true art form but rather an intersection of all art in pursuit of an idea, Bayer’s work as a photographer reflects his mastery of graphic design. Made in Berlin as Weimar culture faded and Hitler rose to power, the exhibited photomontages grapple with the tumultuous modern world as the artist experienced it between the years 1929 and 1936.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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$60 Wine Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

We'll escort you to 3 wine tasting destinations in one of our comfortable SUVs or vans. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the following locations: Summerland Winery tasting room, Carr Winery, Oreana Winery, Kalyra tasting room, Santa Barbara Winery, Kunin/Westerly or Coastal Winery. You will also enjoy an olive oil and vinegar tasting. The tour includes a stop for lunch at the Bay Roadhouse or Pierre Lafond Bistro. This tour does not go into the Santa Ynez Valley, so we do not see vineyards. Includes all Wine Tasting Fees and Transportation.   ($60
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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$75 Beer Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the areas micro breweries. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (2 person minimum 4 person minimum on Saturdays. Tour includes all tasting fee's & door to door transportation anywhere in Santa Barbara.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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    Sailing Cruises (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

The perfect way to end your day in Santa Barbara. You'll experience a fun and exciting cruise while enjoying beautiful views of the coast and the channel islands. This 50' Catamaran offers 1400 square feet of deck space and the multi hull construction makes her comfortable, stable & safe. You'll find plenty of room for you and your guest or a large party. On board you'll find a beer, wine and soda bar. Light snacks and restrooms are on hand for your convenience. We also offer the following cruises: Coastal (Daytime) Cruises: $40 per person Live Music Cruises: $55 per person (Friday Nights Only) Dinner Cruises: $80 per person, Kids $45 (Saturday Nights Only) Note: Dinner and Music cruises run from June 1st - August 31st only.   ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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Segway Sight Seeing Tours (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Get ready for a totally new experience unlike anything you've ever tried. The Segway HT is perfect for touring Santa Barbara. Choose from 4 guided segway tours (prices vary) taking place daily. Your guide will cover the history of Santa Barbara as well as some of the more current points of interest along the way. Tours are offered every day by reservation only. All tours include a lesson and all necessary gear. Renters must be 14 years or older. Call for more information and availability.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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Kid's Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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Free Music Academy Concert Series  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Join us for a series of 60-minute concerts featuring Music Academy of the West Fellows. Mary Craig Auditorium Free Complimentary tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 1:30 pm at SBMA’s Park Entrance. No advance ticket distribution.    ($18 - $22)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Astronaut  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject 'Chad,' our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him.   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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Your Cosmic Quest (in Spanish on Sundays)  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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    Feathers Jewelry Art Workshop for Adults  
  Mary Price  
  Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

Join us for a Feathers and Leather Workshop taught by Mary Price. This class is about how to use feathers as a medium for art, amulets, keepsakes and jewelry. The historic and spiritual roots of feathers in art and the way artisans source feathers will be discussed. Mary encourages the use of humanely procured feathers. Feathers will be provided from the Art From Scrap Creative Reuse Store, as well as other materials such as beads, shells and leather. Participants can bring their own materials if they have them. Mary will teach feather preservation methods to keep them from biodegrading, as well as techniques for using feathers as an art medium. Mary Price has been working with feathers for nearly 40 years and loves sharing her work and knowledge with others.    ($25 - $25)
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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  (805) 884-0459 x13
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How to Prepare your Mind for what Truly Matters in Life  
  Bodhi Path Buddhist Center of Santa Barbara, 102 West Mission, Santa Barbara CA

Mindfulness and meditation practice allows one to increasingly know and cherish the true nature of mind. As this understanding develops, the enlightened qualities of love, compassion, joy, and equanimity grow steadily stronger. Your practice is most effective when built upon a strong foundation. During this 7-week course you will receive instructions for timeless practices that provide such a healthy foundation. Come break through old habits and limiting mindsets, the impeccable joy and peace of your true nature await you. This course is suitable for newcomers and advanced practitioners alike. Donations are greatly appreciated    
Presented by ... Bodhi Path Buddhist Center of Santa Barbara
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  (805) 284-2704
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The Theatre Group at SBCC presents THE MUSIC MAN  
  The Theatre Group at SBCC, 900 block of Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara CA

The Theatre Group at SBCC will open the 2015/16 anniversary season with the well-loved musical, Meredith Willson’s THE MUSIC MAN, Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson, Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey. Directed by R. Michael Gros and Musical Direction by David Potter, The Music Man will perform July 10-25, 2015 in the beautiful Garvin Theatre.   ($12 - $26)
Presented by ... The Theatre Group at SBCC
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  (805) 965-5935
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  July 10
   
Summer ArtVenture Camps  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

At ArtVenture Camps children spend their day immersed in hands-on art making, cultural history, and creative problem solving. All camps include a visit to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art to learn about and be inspired by original works of art. Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm. For more information or registration, visit www.sbma.net/kidsfamilies   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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BOXTALES Summer Theatre Camp  
  The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

A three-week journey in the BOXTALES method, including training in: acting, storytelling, acro-yoga, mime, music, characterization and collaboration. This year’s campers will create an original stage production of Sindbad and the Valley of the Diamonds from the Arabian Nights. BOXTALES offers the only professional theatre training for youth in Santa Barbara. This camp will stimulate minds, encourage team work, build character, and develop self esteem. Dates: June 22 – July 10. Times: Mon–Thurs 9am–3:30pm. Fri 9am–12:30pm. Ages: 8 – 13. Cost: $750.   
Presented by ... The Marjorie Luke Theatre
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  (805) 962-1142
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"Award Winning" Country Wine Tasting Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Our most popular tour and an experience you will never forget! This wine country tour will escort your party out of Santa Barbara and through the Los Padres National Forest, offering amazing views of mountains, lakes and sprawling hills. You'll enjoy 2 wine tasting stops before heading to an olive oil and vinegar tasting at an actual olive farm (time permitting). We then head into the famous wine country town of Santa Ynez for lunch at Trattoria Grappolo. (Lunch not included in the price. Monday a different lunch location will be chosen.) After lunch we will head into the Santa Rita Hills wine region where you will taste at 2 of the area's top estate wineries. The Santa Rita Hills region is famous for their Pinot Noir & Syrah wines. As we return to Santa Barbara you will be treated to breathtaking views as we descend the mountain while overlooking the ocean, the islands and the American Riviera. (Sometimes the itinerary will be in reverse.) The price includes door to door transportation, as well as all tasting fees. We start this tour between 9:00 & 9:30 and drop back off around 4:00 & 4:30. This is a one of a kind experience for those looking for that "special" day. Captain Jack guarantees it!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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“Weary Blues: Poetry and Jazz from Langston Hughes” Exhibition  
  UCSB Arts Library, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA
This exhibition, on display in the UCSB Arts Library Lobby through Aug. 31, was inspired by a recent multimedia presentation of “The Langston Hughes Project / Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” at UCSB’s Multicultural Center, under the direction of Dr. Ron McCurdy. The performance brought Hughes’ epic poem “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” to life as the poet originally intended: with jazz musical accompaniment. A CD recording of the performance is available in the Music Library. The exhibition contains UCSB Library materials from the Music, Art, Black Studies, and Special Research Collections, as well as posters and fliers for The Langston Hughes Project from McCurdy’s personal collection. These materials showcase and honor Hughes’ lasting contributions to American culture. Kyra Folk-Farber, Assistant Music Librarian and Evolving Workforce Resident at UCSB Library, curated the exhibition. The exhibition can be viewed during Arts Library hours.   
Presented by ... UCSB Library
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    Heaven on Earth Kayak/Horseback Ride Tour-- Kim Kardashian rode this ride!  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

This may well be the closest to "heaven" you will ever get…in this lifetime. Captain Jack's Tours is proud to offer our newest and most breathtaking tour ever.   
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Guided Horseback Ride -- This is the ride Kim Kardashian rode!  
  Captain Jack's Tours  
  Captain Jacks Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Guided Horseback Ride! Get along little doggie & hold on to your hats! Experiance the Wild West of yesteryear...today. Ride through the forest & enjoy beautiful ocean views.   ($65.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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    Ray Strong: Views of Santa Barbara County  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

In a community-wide celebration, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum will explore the work of artist Ray Strong (1905-2006). As a founding member of the Oak Group, Strong influenced an entire generation of landscape painters in Santa Barbara County.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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  (805) 966-1601
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0 to 60: An Underwater Adventure from the Equator to Alaska  
  Exhibit March 14-Sept. 7, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

A Photographic Exhibit by Richard Sala: 1 Show, 3 Venues. Visit the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Sea Center on Stearns Wharf, and the Wildling Museum in Solvang to experience the whole 4,000-mile adventure! Salas' book trilogy is available in our gift shops.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711
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DEEP  
  The John and Peggy Maximus Gallery  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

For centuries, the presence of large creatures below the surface of the sea fueled the imagination of seafarers and populated early maps. It wasn’t until the late 19th century that the HMS Challenger expedition travelling with a crew of scientists systematically studied the oceans, collected specimens from various depths, and laid the foundations for modern oceanography. DEEP tells the story of this pioneering voyage as well as highlights Museum specimens and current research.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711
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Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived  
  Exhibit May 29-August 30, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Exhibit Opens May 30: Enter the jaws of the legendary giant shark Megalodon and be consumed by its fascinating story and science lessons. Learn about when it lived, why it vanished, how it evolved, and what you can do to help shark conservation. Entrance to exhibition included with general admission. Museum Members enjoy free admission all summer long!   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

The great whales have rediscovered Santa Barbara. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year since 1990 to feed, mate and frolic... which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Our trips depart daily at 10am, returning at 2:30pm on the incredible CONDOR Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($50.00 - $99.00)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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Whale Watching - Pacific Gray Whales  
  Santa Barbara Sailing Center, Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara is the #1 whale watching destination in the world. Over 27 different types of whales and dolphins inhabit the Santa Barbara channel at different times of the year, making these waters the best whale watching area in the entire world. This coastal 2.5 hour trip takes place on a 50-foot catamaran. The Grey Whales are migrating through the mid May so this is a great time of year to get out and see them!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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    Harbor Kayak Tour  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Captain Jacks Santa Barbara Tours conducts guided 1.5 - 2 hour kayak tours of the Santa Barbara Harbor at 10:30 & 1:30 daily. Experience California's most beautiful harbor on this fun and easy tour. Our professionally guided tour includes a kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. This tour is the perfect introduction to kayaking and is fun for the entire family.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Organized by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, this exhibition is the first to explore how the practice of painting served as the means for the artist to imagine generative relationships between art and technology. László Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946) is now recognized as one of the most influential members of the Bauhaus. While his legacy for later 20th-century art is typically linked to the photogram (a type of cameraless photography), the driving force behind this presentation is the relatively under-recognized role of the more traditional medium of painting throughout Moholy’s career, which is explored in a selection of 33 works of art ranging in date from the 1920s to 1940s, including paintings, works on paper, photograms, video projections, and a facsimile replica of Moholy’s prescient Light Prop―one of the first kinetic sculptures of its kind. The installation also includes a Kodachrome slide set (the latest in color photography innovation at the time), which comprises 12 luminous images.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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The Visionary Photomontages of Herbert Bayer, 1929-1936  
  June 21 – September 27, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

On display in the Ridley-Tree Gallery Works on Paper section—and in tandem with the international loan exhibition The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come—is a selection of photographs by Bauhaus artist Herbert Bayer (1900–1985). Influenced by the photographic works of László Moholy-Nagy and the modernist Bauhaus credo―there is no one true art form but rather an intersection of all art in pursuit of an idea, Bayer’s work as a photographer reflects his mastery of graphic design. Made in Berlin as Weimar culture faded and Hitler rose to power, the exhibited photomontages grapple with the tumultuous modern world as the artist experienced it between the years 1929 and 1936.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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$60 Wine Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

We'll escort you to 3 wine tasting destinations in one of our comfortable SUVs or vans. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the following locations: Summerland Winery tasting room, Carr Winery, Oreana Winery, Kalyra tasting room, Santa Barbara Winery, Kunin/Westerly or Coastal Winery. You will also enjoy an olive oil and vinegar tasting. The tour includes a stop for lunch at the Bay Roadhouse or Pierre Lafond Bistro. This tour does not go into the Santa Ynez Valley, so we do not see vineyards. Includes all Wine Tasting Fees and Transportation.   ($60
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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$75 Beer Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the areas micro breweries. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (2 person minimum 4 person minimum on Saturdays. Tour includes all tasting fee's & door to door transportation anywhere in Santa Barbara.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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    Sailing Cruises (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

The perfect way to end your day in Santa Barbara. You'll experience a fun and exciting cruise while enjoying beautiful views of the coast and the channel islands. This 50' Catamaran offers 1400 square feet of deck space and the multi hull construction makes her comfortable, stable & safe. You'll find plenty of room for you and your guest or a large party. On board you'll find a beer, wine and soda bar. Light snacks and restrooms are on hand for your convenience. We also offer the following cruises: Coastal (Daytime) Cruises: $40 per person Live Music Cruises: $55 per person (Friday Nights Only) Dinner Cruises: $80 per person, Kids $45 (Saturday Nights Only) Note: Dinner and Music cruises run from June 1st - August 31st only.   ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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Segway Sight Seeing Tours (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Get ready for a totally new experience unlike anything you've ever tried. The Segway HT is perfect for touring Santa Barbara. Choose from 4 guided segway tours (prices vary) taking place daily. Your guide will cover the history of Santa Barbara as well as some of the more current points of interest along the way. Tours are offered every day by reservation only. All tours include a lesson and all necessary gear. Renters must be 14 years or older. Call for more information and availability.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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Kid's Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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Astronaut  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject 'Chad,' our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him.   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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Your Cosmic Quest (in Spanish on Sundays)  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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SBAOR 2nd Annual Wine & Music Fest  
  Oreana Winery, 205 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara CA

Dance to the music of Santa Barbara's finest party band ... REDFISH. Enjoy Oreana Wine and the "Scratch" Food Truck offering fresh farm to table fare. All proceeds go to support the Unity Shoppe. Easy parking just 2 blocks away at the train station.   ($10.00
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Association of Realtors
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  (805) 963-3787
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    TGIF (Thank Goodness Its Friday Mixer)  
  Environmental Defense Center, 906 Garden Street, Santa Barbara CA

Join EDC for one of the most pleasant happy hours in town with local wines, beer from New Belgium Brewing Company, hors d’ oeuvres, a raffle and live music provided by some of Santa Barbara’s finest musicians! Hosted by EDC, this is the perfect opportunity to hear from representatives of EDC and other non-profit organizations in the tri-county region about our work in protecting the local environment.    ($15 - $15)
Presented by ... Environmental Defense Center
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  (805) 963-1622
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    Cinderella & Special Selections  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

This performance concludes Goleta School of Ballet's Dance Camp! The program in a special performance of Cinderella as well as musical theater pieces the students have been working on during their three-week summer camp.    ($18.00
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
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  (805) 963-8198
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Asian American Film Series: Harana  
  Alhecama Theater, 914 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara CA

SBTHP is proud to present the Sixth Annual Asian American Film Series, a three-part event held on Fridays in July.   ($5 - $5)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation
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  (805) 965-0093
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The Theatre Group at SBCC presents THE MUSIC MAN  
  The Theatre Group at SBCC, 900 block of Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara CA

The Theatre Group at SBCC will open the 2015/16 anniversary season with the well-loved musical, Meredith Willson’s THE MUSIC MAN, Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson, Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey. Directed by R. Michael Gros and Musical Direction by David Potter, The Music Man will perform July 10-25, 2015 in the beautiful Garvin Theatre.   ($12 - $26)
Presented by ... The Theatre Group at SBCC
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  (805) 965-5935
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  July 11
   
Downtown S.B. Farmers Market  
  Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market, Corner of Santa Barbara & Cota Streets, Santa Barbara CA

Certified Farmers Market. Every Saturday -- 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. Rain or shine. All year round.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market
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  (805) 962-5354
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Fiesta Costume Sale  
  Carriage and Western Art Museum, 129 Castillo Street, Santa Barbara CA

It’s time to shop for your Fiesta costumes! This special event features Spanish and Mexican clothing and accessories for men, women and children; everything you need to dance, dine and show your style.    
Presented by ... Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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  (805) 962-8101
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"Award Winning" Country Wine Tasting Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Our most popular tour and an experience you will never forget! This wine country tour will escort your party out of Santa Barbara and through the Los Padres National Forest, offering amazing views of mountains, lakes and sprawling hills. You'll enjoy 2 wine tasting stops before heading to an olive oil and vinegar tasting at an actual olive farm (time permitting). We then head into the famous wine country town of Santa Ynez for lunch at Trattoria Grappolo. (Lunch not included in the price. Monday a different lunch location will be chosen.) After lunch we will head into the Santa Rita Hills wine region where you will taste at 2 of the area's top estate wineries. The Santa Rita Hills region is famous for their Pinot Noir & Syrah wines. As we return to Santa Barbara you will be treated to breathtaking views as we descend the mountain while overlooking the ocean, the islands and the American Riviera. (Sometimes the itinerary will be in reverse.) The price includes door to door transportation, as well as all tasting fees. We start this tour between 9:00 & 9:30 and drop back off around 4:00 & 4:30. This is a one of a kind experience for those looking for that "special" day. Captain Jack guarantees it!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Search Hispanic Ancestry - Free Lecture by Debbie Gurtler  
  Debbie Gurtler  
  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2107 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara CA

Debbie Gurtler, will present two free lectures on resources and research techniques for finding your Hispanic ancestors from Spain, Mexico, or other Latin American countries on Saturday, July 11th at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2107 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, 9:00am* to 12:00pm.    ($0 - $0)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Genealogical Society
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  (805) 884-9909
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“Weary Blues: Poetry and Jazz from Langston Hughes” Exhibition  
  UCSB Arts Library, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA
This exhibition, on display in the UCSB Arts Library Lobby through Aug. 31, was inspired by a recent multimedia presentation of “The Langston Hughes Project / Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” at UCSB’s Multicultural Center, under the direction of Dr. Ron McCurdy. The performance brought Hughes’ epic poem “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” to life as the poet originally intended: with jazz musical accompaniment. A CD recording of the performance is available in the Music Library. The exhibition contains UCSB Library materials from the Music, Art, Black Studies, and Special Research Collections, as well as posters and fliers for The Langston Hughes Project from McCurdy’s personal collection. These materials showcase and honor Hughes’ lasting contributions to American culture. Kyra Folk-Farber, Assistant Music Librarian and Evolving Workforce Resident at UCSB Library, curated the exhibition. The exhibition can be viewed during Arts Library hours.   
Presented by ... UCSB Library
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  (805) 893-2478
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    Landscape for Life Certificate program  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Class will meet on July 11, 18, and 22 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm Learn how to conduct a site analysis Understand how soil, exposure, weather, and other factors affect plant choice Explore which California native plants will thrive in your garden Design your own a sustainable landscape Taught by expert staff and guest instructors. Course includes Landscape for Life manual, and uses our native plant Garden as a living classroom.   ($150 - $175)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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  (805) 682-4726 x102
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Heaven on Earth Kayak/Horseback Ride Tour-- Kim Kardashian rode this ride!  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

This may well be the closest to "heaven" you will ever get…in this lifetime. Captain Jack's Tours is proud to offer our newest and most breathtaking tour ever.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Guided Horseback Ride -- This is the ride Kim Kardashian rode!  
  Captain Jack's Tours  
  Captain Jacks Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Guided Horseback Ride! Get along little doggie & hold on to your hats! Experiance the Wild West of yesteryear...today. Ride through the forest & enjoy beautiful ocean views.   ($65.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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    Ray Strong: Views of Santa Barbara County  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

In a community-wide celebration, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum will explore the work of artist Ray Strong (1905-2006). As a founding member of the Oak Group, Strong influenced an entire generation of landscape painters in Santa Barbara County.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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  (805) 966-1601
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0 to 60: An Underwater Adventure from the Equator to Alaska  
  Exhibit March 14-Sept. 7, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

A Photographic Exhibit by Richard Sala: 1 Show, 3 Venues. Visit the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Sea Center on Stearns Wharf, and the Wildling Museum in Solvang to experience the whole 4,000-mile adventure! Salas' book trilogy is available in our gift shops.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711
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DEEP  
  The John and Peggy Maximus Gallery  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

For centuries, the presence of large creatures below the surface of the sea fueled the imagination of seafarers and populated early maps. It wasn’t until the late 19th century that the HMS Challenger expedition travelling with a crew of scientists systematically studied the oceans, collected specimens from various depths, and laid the foundations for modern oceanography. DEEP tells the story of this pioneering voyage as well as highlights Museum specimens and current research.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711
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Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived  
  Exhibit May 29-August 30, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Exhibit Opens May 30: Enter the jaws of the legendary giant shark Megalodon and be consumed by its fascinating story and science lessons. Learn about when it lived, why it vanished, how it evolved, and what you can do to help shark conservation. Entrance to exhibition included with general admission. Museum Members enjoy free admission all summer long!   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Garden Explorations Summer Series at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Our family friendly Garden Exploration classes offer options for parents: take a class alongside your child and remember the joys of discovery in nature, or sign up for a leisurely morning enjoying a light breakfast on the cottage deck while your child is exploring in class. With eight delightful Saturday choices, why not sign up for the series at a discount? Designed for children ages 6+ June 13: Garden Explorations: Follow Your Nose: Forget fragrant flowers! Discover the diversity of the aromatic foliage of California native plants. Why do you think so many of our plants have perfumed leaves? June 20: Garden Explorations: Bees and Blooms Did you know that California has over 1,400 species of native bees? How do our native flowers attract pollinators? What do black lights have to do with this class? June 27: Garden Explorations: Seeds on the Move: Have you ever wished on a dandelion seed head, and helped them spread their seed? Plants have some wonderful and surprising ways to move their seeds around July 11: Garden Explorations: Creek Critters: Does exploring the creek on a summer day sound like a great way to spend a morning? Wherever water pools up in Mission Creek in the summer months, critters are sure to be found! July 18: Garden Explorations: Awesome Owls Have you been wishing you could meet Max, our famous local owl? Now’s your chance, as you learn more about the owls in the Garden! July 25: Garden Explorations: Thorns, Prickles & Spines: What is the difference between thorns, spines and prickles? Join this Garden quest as we figure out which plants have which. August 1: Garden Explorations: Milkweed, Monarchs & More: Most of us know that monarch caterpillars eat milkweed, but do you know about all the other insects and other animals that rely on this single native plant? Augsut 8: Garden Explorations: Catastrophe in Mission Canyon! What on earth is the catastrophe in Mission Canyon? Join our final exploration of the summer to find out what would happen if you were in the Garden 1,000 years ago!    ($10 - $100)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

The great whales have rediscovered Santa Barbara. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year since 1990 to feed, mate and frolic... which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Our trips depart daily at 10am, returning at 2:30pm on the incredible CONDOR Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($50.00 - $99.00)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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Whale Watching - Pacific Gray Whales  
  Santa Barbara Sailing Center, Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara is the #1 whale watching destination in the world. Over 27 different types of whales and dolphins inhabit the Santa Barbara channel at different times of the year, making these waters the best whale watching area in the entire world. This coastal 2.5 hour trip takes place on a 50-foot catamaran. The Grey Whales are migrating through the mid May so this is a great time of year to get out and see them!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Elephant Tubas and Other Huge Music Makers! Art From Scrap Workshop  
  Jason Summers  
  Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

The Art From Scrap (AFS) Workshop comes alive with a themed workshop every Saturday from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Open to artists of all ages and abilities, the workshops take place in the AFS Art Center; located upstairs from the Art From Scrap Creative ReUse Store. AFS Workshops utilize the vast amount of materials found in the store. By making art out of discarded materials; resources are saved and imaginations are stoked. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Make Art! Come to an AFS workshop and unleash your inner eco-artist.   ($8.00 - $8.00)
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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  (805) 884-0459 x11
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    Harbor Kayak Tour  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Captain Jacks Santa Barbara Tours conducts guided 1.5 - 2 hour kayak tours of the Santa Barbara Harbor at 10:30 & 1:30 daily. Experience California's most beautiful harbor on this fun and easy tour. Our professionally guided tour includes a kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. This tour is the perfect introduction to kayaking and is fun for the entire family.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Organized by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, this exhibition is the first to explore how the practice of painting served as the means for the artist to imagine generative relationships between art and technology. László Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946) is now recognized as one of the most influential members of the Bauhaus. While his legacy for later 20th-century art is typically linked to the photogram (a type of cameraless photography), the driving force behind this presentation is the relatively under-recognized role of the more traditional medium of painting throughout Moholy’s career, which is explored in a selection of 33 works of art ranging in date from the 1920s to 1940s, including paintings, works on paper, photograms, video projections, and a facsimile replica of Moholy’s prescient Light Prop―one of the first kinetic sculptures of its kind. The installation also includes a Kodachrome slide set (the latest in color photography innovation at the time), which comprises 12 luminous images.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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The Visionary Photomontages of Herbert Bayer, 1929-1936  
  June 21 – September 27, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

On display in the Ridley-Tree Gallery Works on Paper section—and in tandem with the international loan exhibition The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come—is a selection of photographs by Bauhaus artist Herbert Bayer (1900–1985). Influenced by the photographic works of László Moholy-Nagy and the modernist Bauhaus credo―there is no one true art form but rather an intersection of all art in pursuit of an idea, Bayer’s work as a photographer reflects his mastery of graphic design. Made in Berlin as Weimar culture faded and Hitler rose to power, the exhibited photomontages grapple with the tumultuous modern world as the artist experienced it between the years 1929 and 1936.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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Twinkle Twinkle for Little Stars  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

This presentation for families with children five years and under features a different topic every week. Come back again and again to learn about stars, planets, constellations, and more!   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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Science on Site: Sediment Core Analysis  
  Laura Reynolds, UCSB  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History this summer for Science on Site—a unique opportunity to interact with professionals that work in a variety of natural history and scientific focused fields. During Science on Site observe the work of professionals as it is conducted up-close, have direct one-on-one engagements, and even participate in an scientific or nature based activity.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711 x162
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$60 Wine Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

We'll escort you to 3 wine tasting destinations in one of our comfortable SUVs or vans. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the following locations: Summerland Winery tasting room, Carr Winery, Oreana Winery, Kalyra tasting room, Santa Barbara Winery, Kunin/Westerly or Coastal Winery. You will also enjoy an olive oil and vinegar tasting. The tour includes a stop for lunch at the Bay Roadhouse or Pierre Lafond Bistro. This tour does not go into the Santa Ynez Valley, so we do not see vineyards. Includes all Wine Tasting Fees and Transportation.   ($60
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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$75 Beer Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the areas micro breweries. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (2 person minimum 4 person minimum on Saturdays. Tour includes all tasting fee's & door to door transportation anywhere in Santa Barbara.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Astronaut  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject 'Chad,' our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him.   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711
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Sailing Cruises (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

The perfect way to end your day in Santa Barbara. You'll experience a fun and exciting cruise while enjoying beautiful views of the coast and the channel islands. This 50' Catamaran offers 1400 square feet of deck space and the multi hull construction makes her comfortable, stable & safe. You'll find plenty of room for you and your guest or a large party. On board you'll find a beer, wine and soda bar. Light snacks and restrooms are on hand for your convenience. We also offer the following cruises: Coastal (Daytime) Cruises: $40 per person Live Music Cruises: $55 per person (Friday Nights Only) Dinner Cruises: $80 per person, Kids $45 (Saturday Nights Only) Note: Dinner and Music cruises run from June 1st - August 31st only.   ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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Segway Sight Seeing Tours (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Get ready for a totally new experience unlike anything you've ever tried. The Segway HT is perfect for touring Santa Barbara. Choose from 4 guided segway tours (prices vary) taking place daily. Your guide will cover the history of Santa Barbara as well as some of the more current points of interest along the way. Tours are offered every day by reservation only. All tours include a lesson and all necessary gear. Renters must be 14 years or older. Call for more information and availability.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Kid's Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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Tales of the Maya Skies  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Tales of the Maya Skies is a full-dome show that immerses the audience into the Maya astronomy, art and culture through a custom score and visuals.   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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Your Cosmic Quest (in Spanish on Sundays)  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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    SB Aerial: Summer Conservatory  
  The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara Centre for Aerial Arts presents this dramatic performance from their Summer Conservatory. Advanced students unveil their collective works blending aerial dance, contemporary movement, and physical theatre! For more info & tickets please visit www.sbaerial.com 
or call 805-284-8785   
Presented by ... The Marjorie Luke Theatre
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The Theatre Group at SBCC presents THE MUSIC MAN  
  The Theatre Group at SBCC, 900 block of Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara CA

The Theatre Group at SBCC will open the 2015/16 anniversary season with the well-loved musical, Meredith Willson’s THE MUSIC MAN, Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson, Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey. Directed by R. Michael Gros and Musical Direction by David Potter, The Music Man will perform July 10-25, 2015 in the beautiful Garvin Theatre.   ($12 - $26)
Presented by ... The Theatre Group at SBCC
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  (805) 965-5935
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Star Party Telescopes  
  SBAU Astronomers  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Astronomi, 2559 Puesta del Sol, Santa Barbara CA
Telescope views of our Solar System, the Milky Way galaxy, and to the edge of the universe. See www.sbau.org for further details.   ($0 - $2)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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  July 12
    "Award Winning" Country Wine Tasting Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Our most popular tour and an experience you will never forget! This wine country tour will escort your party out of Santa Barbara and through the Los Padres National Forest, offering amazing views of mountains, lakes and sprawling hills. You'll enjoy 2 wine tasting stops before heading to an olive oil and vinegar tasting at an actual olive farm (time permitting). We then head into the famous wine country town of Santa Ynez for lunch at Trattoria Grappolo. (Lunch not included in the price. Monday a different lunch location will be chosen.) After lunch we will head into the Santa Rita Hills wine region where you will taste at 2 of the area's top estate wineries. The Santa Rita Hills region is famous for their Pinot Noir & Syrah wines. As we return to Santa Barbara you will be treated to breathtaking views as we descend the mountain while overlooking the ocean, the islands and the American Riviera. (Sometimes the itinerary will be in reverse.) The price includes door to door transportation, as well as all tasting fees. We start this tour between 9:00 & 9:30 and drop back off around 4:00 & 4:30. This is a one of a kind experience for those looking for that "special" day. Captain Jack guarantees it!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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“Weary Blues: Poetry and Jazz from Langston Hughes” Exhibition  
  UCSB Arts Library, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA
This exhibition, on display in the UCSB Arts Library Lobby through Aug. 31, was inspired by a recent multimedia presentation of “The Langston Hughes Project / Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” at UCSB’s Multicultural Center, under the direction of Dr. Ron McCurdy. The performance brought Hughes’ epic poem “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” to life as the poet originally intended: with jazz musical accompaniment. A CD recording of the performance is available in the Music Library. The exhibition contains UCSB Library materials from the Music, Art, Black Studies, and Special Research Collections, as well as posters and fliers for The Langston Hughes Project from McCurdy’s personal collection. These materials showcase and honor Hughes’ lasting contributions to American culture. Kyra Folk-Farber, Assistant Music Librarian and Evolving Workforce Resident at UCSB Library, curated the exhibition. The exhibition can be viewed during Arts Library hours.   
Presented by ... UCSB Library
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  (805) 893-2478
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    Heaven on Earth Kayak/Horseback Ride Tour-- Kim Kardashian rode this ride!  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

This may well be the closest to "heaven" you will ever get…in this lifetime. Captain Jack's Tours is proud to offer our newest and most breathtaking tour ever.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Guided Horseback Ride -- This is the ride Kim Kardashian rode!  
  Captain Jack's Tours  
  Captain Jacks Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Guided Horseback Ride! Get along little doggie & hold on to your hats! Experiance the Wild West of yesteryear...today. Ride through the forest & enjoy beautiful ocean views.   ($65.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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    Ray Strong: Views of Santa Barbara County  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

In a community-wide celebration, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum will explore the work of artist Ray Strong (1905-2006). As a founding member of the Oak Group, Strong influenced an entire generation of landscape painters in Santa Barbara County.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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  Website
  (805) 966-1601
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0 to 60: An Underwater Adventure from the Equator to Alaska  
  Exhibit March 14-Sept. 7, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

A Photographic Exhibit by Richard Sala: 1 Show, 3 Venues. Visit the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Sea Center on Stearns Wharf, and the Wildling Museum in Solvang to experience the whole 4,000-mile adventure! Salas' book trilogy is available in our gift shops.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
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  (805) 682-4711
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DEEP  
  The John and Peggy Maximus Gallery  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

For centuries, the presence of large creatures below the surface of the sea fueled the imagination of seafarers and populated early maps. It wasn’t until the late 19th century that the HMS Challenger expedition travelling with a crew of scientists systematically studied the oceans, collected specimens from various depths, and laid the foundations for modern oceanography. DEEP tells the story of this pioneering voyage as well as highlights Museum specimens and current research.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived  
  Exhibit May 29-August 30, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Exhibit Opens May 30: Enter the jaws of the legendary giant shark Megalodon and be consumed by its fascinating story and science lessons. Learn about when it lived, why it vanished, how it evolved, and what you can do to help shark conservation. Entrance to exhibition included with general admission. Museum Members enjoy free admission all summer long!   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

The great whales have rediscovered Santa Barbara. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year since 1990 to feed, mate and frolic... which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Our trips depart daily at 10am, returning at 2:30pm on the incredible CONDOR Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($50.00 - $99.00)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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Whale Watching - Pacific Gray Whales  
  Santa Barbara Sailing Center, Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara is the #1 whale watching destination in the world. Over 27 different types of whales and dolphins inhabit the Santa Barbara channel at different times of the year, making these waters the best whale watching area in the entire world. This coastal 2.5 hour trip takes place on a 50-foot catamaran. The Grey Whales are migrating through the mid May so this is a great time of year to get out and see them!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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    Harbor Kayak Tour  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Captain Jacks Santa Barbara Tours conducts guided 1.5 - 2 hour kayak tours of the Santa Barbara Harbor at 10:30 & 1:30 daily. Experience California's most beautiful harbor on this fun and easy tour. Our professionally guided tour includes a kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. This tour is the perfect introduction to kayaking and is fun for the entire family.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Studio Sunday on the Front Steps: Acrylic Paint  
  Acrylic Paint  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Visitors of all ages are welcome to participate in this hands-on workshop with SBMA Teaching Artists on the Museum’s front steps. Each month explore a different medium, including clay, metal, ink, wood, photography, and paper, and gain inspiration from works of art in the Museum’s permanent collection or special exhibitions. Front Steps of the Museum Free    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Organized by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, this exhibition is the first to explore how the practice of painting served as the means for the artist to imagine generative relationships between art and technology. László Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946) is now recognized as one of the most influential members of the Bauhaus. While his legacy for later 20th-century art is typically linked to the photogram (a type of cameraless photography), the driving force behind this presentation is the relatively under-recognized role of the more traditional medium of painting throughout Moholy’s career, which is explored in a selection of 33 works of art ranging in date from the 1920s to 1940s, including paintings, works on paper, photograms, video projections, and a facsimile replica of Moholy’s prescient Light Prop―one of the first kinetic sculptures of its kind. The installation also includes a Kodachrome slide set (the latest in color photography innovation at the time), which comprises 12 luminous images.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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The Visionary Photomontages of Herbert Bayer, 1929-1936  
  June 21 – September 27, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

On display in the Ridley-Tree Gallery Works on Paper section—and in tandem with the international loan exhibition The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come—is a selection of photographs by Bauhaus artist Herbert Bayer (1900–1985). Influenced by the photographic works of László Moholy-Nagy and the modernist Bauhaus credo―there is no one true art form but rather an intersection of all art in pursuit of an idea, Bayer’s work as a photographer reflects his mastery of graphic design. Made in Berlin as Weimar culture faded and Hitler rose to power, the exhibited photomontages grapple with the tumultuous modern world as the artist experienced it between the years 1929 and 1936.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Twinkle Twinkle for Little Stars  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

This presentation for families with children five years and under features a different topic every week. Come back again and again to learn about stars, planets, constellations, and more!   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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$60 Wine Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

We'll escort you to 3 wine tasting destinations in one of our comfortable SUVs or vans. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the following locations: Summerland Winery tasting room, Carr Winery, Oreana Winery, Kalyra tasting room, Santa Barbara Winery, Kunin/Westerly or Coastal Winery. You will also enjoy an olive oil and vinegar tasting. The tour includes a stop for lunch at the Bay Roadhouse or Pierre Lafond Bistro. This tour does not go into the Santa Ynez Valley, so we do not see vineyards. Includes all Wine Tasting Fees and Transportation.   ($60
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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$75 Beer Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the areas micro breweries. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (2 person minimum 4 person minimum on Saturdays. Tour includes all tasting fee's & door to door transportation anywhere in Santa Barbara.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Astronaut  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject 'Chad,' our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him.   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711
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Sailing Cruises (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

The perfect way to end your day in Santa Barbara. You'll experience a fun and exciting cruise while enjoying beautiful views of the coast and the channel islands. This 50' Catamaran offers 1400 square feet of deck space and the multi hull construction makes her comfortable, stable & safe. You'll find plenty of room for you and your guest or a large party. On board you'll find a beer, wine and soda bar. Light snacks and restrooms are on hand for your convenience. We also offer the following cruises: Coastal (Daytime) Cruises: $40 per person Live Music Cruises: $55 per person (Friday Nights Only) Dinner Cruises: $80 per person, Kids $45 (Saturday Nights Only) Note: Dinner and Music cruises run from June 1st - August 31st only.   ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Segway Sight Seeing Tours (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Get ready for a totally new experience unlike anything you've ever tried. The Segway HT is perfect for touring Santa Barbara. Choose from 4 guided segway tours (prices vary) taking place daily. Your guide will cover the history of Santa Barbara as well as some of the more current points of interest along the way. Tours are offered every day by reservation only. All tours include a lesson and all necessary gear. Renters must be 14 years or older. Call for more information and availability.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Beach Clean Ups at Arroyo Burro Beach  
  Sponsored By Explore Ecology  
  South Coast Watershed Resource Center, 2981 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara CA

Clean the Beach. Help the Ocean. FEEL GOOD. When? 2nd Sundays of the Month, 12:00-2:00 pm. Where? South Coast Watershed Resource Center at Arroyo Burro Beach County Park. Who? You and your friends.    
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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  (805) 884-0459 x16
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Beach Clean Ups at Arroyo Burro Beach  
  Sponsored By Explore Ecology  
  South Coast Watershed Resource Center, 2981 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara CA

Clean the Beach. Help the Ocean. FEEL GOOD. When? 2nd Sundays of the Month, 12:00-2:00 pm. Where? South Coast Watershed Resource Center at Arroyo Burro Beach County Park. Who? You and your friends.    
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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  (805) 884-0459 x16
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Kid's Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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S.B Jazz Society presents Phil Norman Tentet  
  Phil Norman Tentet  
  SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State Street, Suite 205, Santa Barbara CA

The Santa Barbara Jazz Society is excited to present the Phil Norman Tentet in this rare appearance. What is a tentet? Well, think of hearing the essence of the very best big band, with all the thrills of that remarkable sound, but with a lot less volume. If you like Miles Davis and the Birth of the Cool and the West Coast bands of the '50s and the Dave Pell Octet, this is a band for you! The Tentet will perform selections from Totally Live and Encore CDs. Encore was on Jazzweek’s national airplay for 6 months and was ranked as high as #14.    ($7.00 - $25.00)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Jazz Society
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  (805) 687-7123
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Tales of the Maya Skies  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Tales of the Maya Skies is a full-dome show that immerses the audience into the Maya astronomy, art and culture through a custom score and visuals.   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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The Theatre Group at SBCC presents THE MUSIC MAN  
  The Theatre Group at SBCC, 900 block of Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara CA

The Theatre Group at SBCC will open the 2015/16 anniversary season with the well-loved musical, Meredith Willson’s THE MUSIC MAN, Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson, Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey. Directed by R. Michael Gros and Musical Direction by David Potter, The Music Man will perform July 10-25, 2015 in the beautiful Garvin Theatre.   ($12 - $26)
Presented by ... The Theatre Group at SBCC
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  (805) 965-5935
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Your Cosmic Quest (in Spanish on Sundays)  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  July 13
   
Summer ArtVenture Camps  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

At ArtVenture Camps children spend their day immersed in hands-on art making, cultural history, and creative problem solving. All camps include a visit to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art to learn about and be inspired by original works of art. Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm. For more information or registration, visit www.sbma.net/kidsfamilies   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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"Award Winning" Country Wine Tasting Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Our most popular tour and an experience you will never forget! This wine country tour will escort your party out of Santa Barbara and through the Los Padres National Forest, offering amazing views of mountains, lakes and sprawling hills. You'll enjoy 2 wine tasting stops before heading to an olive oil and vinegar tasting at an actual olive farm (time permitting). We then head into the famous wine country town of Santa Ynez for lunch at Trattoria Grappolo. (Lunch not included in the price. Monday a different lunch location will be chosen.) After lunch we will head into the Santa Rita Hills wine region where you will taste at 2 of the area's top estate wineries. The Santa Rita Hills region is famous for their Pinot Noir & Syrah wines. As we return to Santa Barbara you will be treated to breathtaking views as we descend the mountain while overlooking the ocean, the islands and the American Riviera. (Sometimes the itinerary will be in reverse.) The price includes door to door transportation, as well as all tasting fees. We start this tour between 9:00 & 9:30 and drop back off around 4:00 & 4:30. This is a one of a kind experience for those looking for that "special" day. Captain Jack guarantees it!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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“Weary Blues: Poetry and Jazz from Langston Hughes” Exhibition  
  UCSB Arts Library, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA
This exhibition, on display in the UCSB Arts Library Lobby through Aug. 31, was inspired by a recent multimedia presentation of “The Langston Hughes Project / Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” at UCSB’s Multicultural Center, under the direction of Dr. Ron McCurdy. The performance brought Hughes’ epic poem “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” to life as the poet originally intended: with jazz musical accompaniment. A CD recording of the performance is available in the Music Library. The exhibition contains UCSB Library materials from the Music, Art, Black Studies, and Special Research Collections, as well as posters and fliers for The Langston Hughes Project from McCurdy’s personal collection. These materials showcase and honor Hughes’ lasting contributions to American culture. Kyra Folk-Farber, Assistant Music Librarian and Evolving Workforce Resident at UCSB Library, curated the exhibition. The exhibition can be viewed during Arts Library hours.   
Presented by ... UCSB Library
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  (805) 893-2478
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    Heaven on Earth Kayak/Horseback Ride Tour-- Kim Kardashian rode this ride!  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

This may well be the closest to "heaven" you will ever get…in this lifetime. Captain Jack's Tours is proud to offer our newest and most breathtaking tour ever.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Guided Horseback Ride -- This is the ride Kim Kardashian rode!  
  Captain Jack's Tours  
  Captain Jacks Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Guided Horseback Ride! Get along little doggie & hold on to your hats! Experiance the Wild West of yesteryear...today. Ride through the forest & enjoy beautiful ocean views.   ($65.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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    Ray Strong: Views of Santa Barbara County  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

In a community-wide celebration, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum will explore the work of artist Ray Strong (1905-2006). As a founding member of the Oak Group, Strong influenced an entire generation of landscape painters in Santa Barbara County.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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  (805) 966-1601
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0 to 60: An Underwater Adventure from the Equator to Alaska  
  Exhibit March 14-Sept. 7, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

A Photographic Exhibit by Richard Sala: 1 Show, 3 Venues. Visit the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Sea Center on Stearns Wharf, and the Wildling Museum in Solvang to experience the whole 4,000-mile adventure! Salas' book trilogy is available in our gift shops.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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DEEP  
  The John and Peggy Maximus Gallery  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

For centuries, the presence of large creatures below the surface of the sea fueled the imagination of seafarers and populated early maps. It wasn’t until the late 19th century that the HMS Challenger expedition travelling with a crew of scientists systematically studied the oceans, collected specimens from various depths, and laid the foundations for modern oceanography. DEEP tells the story of this pioneering voyage as well as highlights Museum specimens and current research.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived  
  Exhibit May 29-August 30, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Exhibit Opens May 30: Enter the jaws of the legendary giant shark Megalodon and be consumed by its fascinating story and science lessons. Learn about when it lived, why it vanished, how it evolved, and what you can do to help shark conservation. Entrance to exhibition included with general admission. Museum Members enjoy free admission all summer long!   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

The great whales have rediscovered Santa Barbara. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year since 1990 to feed, mate and frolic... which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Our trips depart daily at 10am, returning at 2:30pm on the incredible CONDOR Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($50.00 - $99.00)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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Whale Watching - Pacific Gray Whales  
  Santa Barbara Sailing Center, Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara is the #1 whale watching destination in the world. Over 27 different types of whales and dolphins inhabit the Santa Barbara channel at different times of the year, making these waters the best whale watching area in the entire world. This coastal 2.5 hour trip takes place on a 50-foot catamaran. The Grey Whales are migrating through the mid May so this is a great time of year to get out and see them!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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    Harbor Kayak Tour  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Captain Jacks Santa Barbara Tours conducts guided 1.5 - 2 hour kayak tours of the Santa Barbara Harbor at 10:30 & 1:30 daily. Experience California's most beautiful harbor on this fun and easy tour. Our professionally guided tour includes a kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. This tour is the perfect introduction to kayaking and is fun for the entire family.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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    $60 Wine Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

We'll escort you to 3 wine tasting destinations in one of our comfortable SUVs or vans. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the following locations: Summerland Winery tasting room, Carr Winery, Oreana Winery, Kalyra tasting room, Santa Barbara Winery, Kunin/Westerly or Coastal Winery. You will also enjoy an olive oil and vinegar tasting. The tour includes a stop for lunch at the Bay Roadhouse or Pierre Lafond Bistro. This tour does not go into the Santa Ynez Valley, so we do not see vineyards. Includes all Wine Tasting Fees and Transportation.   ($60
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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$75 Beer Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the areas micro breweries. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (2 person minimum 4 person minimum on Saturdays. Tour includes all tasting fee's & door to door transportation anywhere in Santa Barbara.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
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    Sailing Cruises (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

The perfect way to end your day in Santa Barbara. You'll experience a fun and exciting cruise while enjoying beautiful views of the coast and the channel islands. This 50' Catamaran offers 1400 square feet of deck space and the multi hull construction makes her comfortable, stable & safe. You'll find plenty of room for you and your guest or a large party. On board you'll find a beer, wine and soda bar. Light snacks and restrooms are on hand for your convenience. We also offer the following cruises: Coastal (Daytime) Cruises: $40 per person Live Music Cruises: $55 per person (Friday Nights Only) Dinner Cruises: $80 per person, Kids $45 (Saturday Nights Only) Note: Dinner and Music cruises run from June 1st - August 31st only.   ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Segway Sight Seeing Tours (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Get ready for a totally new experience unlike anything you've ever tried. The Segway HT is perfect for touring Santa Barbara. Choose from 4 guided segway tours (prices vary) taking place daily. Your guide will cover the history of Santa Barbara as well as some of the more current points of interest along the way. Tours are offered every day by reservation only. All tours include a lesson and all necessary gear. Renters must be 14 years or older. Call for more information and availability.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Kid's Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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Astronaut  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject 'Chad,' our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him.   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711
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Your Cosmic Quest (in Spanish on Sundays)  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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    Science Pub: To Catch an Eagle  
  Frank Hein, Director of Exhibits, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History  
  Dargan's Irish Pub & Restaurant Santa Barbara , 18 E. Ortega St., Santa Barbara CA

Join our fun and friendly conversation, and quench your thirst for knowledge about science and nature.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711 x170
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    UCSB GRITtalks: JOANN KUCHERA-MORIN  
  Dr. JoAnn Kuchera-Morin  
  Pollock Theater, UCSB, Santa Barbara CA
In this information-rich age when voluminous amounts of data are being generated, processed, and transformed at ever increasing rates, how does one master control, working with these data as if it were intuitive and second nature? Can one master control much in the same way that a composer or musician creates or performs a composition, with intuitive precision? And if so, could one design a computational framework that could support this creative process, allowing researchers of different fields to work with their data as artists do?   ($0 - $0)
Presented by ... Carsey-Wolf Center
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  (805) 893-4637
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  July 14
   
Summer ArtVenture Camps  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

At ArtVenture Camps children spend their day immersed in hands-on art making, cultural history, and creative problem solving. All camps include a visit to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art to learn about and be inspired by original works of art. Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm. For more information or registration, visit www.sbma.net/kidsfamilies   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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"Award Winning" Country Wine Tasting Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Our most popular tour and an experience you will never forget! This wine country tour will escort your party out of Santa Barbara and through the Los Padres National Forest, offering amazing views of mountains, lakes and sprawling hills. You'll enjoy 2 wine tasting stops before heading to an olive oil and vinegar tasting at an actual olive farm (time permitting). We then head into the famous wine country town of Santa Ynez for lunch at Trattoria Grappolo. (Lunch not included in the price. Monday a different lunch location will be chosen.) After lunch we will head into the Santa Rita Hills wine region where you will taste at 2 of the area's top estate wineries. The Santa Rita Hills region is famous for their Pinot Noir & Syrah wines. As we return to Santa Barbara you will be treated to breathtaking views as we descend the mountain while overlooking the ocean, the islands and the American Riviera. (Sometimes the itinerary will be in reverse.) The price includes door to door transportation, as well as all tasting fees. We start this tour between 9:00 & 9:30 and drop back off around 4:00 & 4:30. This is a one of a kind experience for those looking for that "special" day. Captain Jack guarantees it!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
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“Weary Blues: Poetry and Jazz from Langston Hughes” Exhibition  
  UCSB Arts Library, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA
This exhibition, on display in the UCSB Arts Library Lobby through Aug. 31, was inspired by a recent multimedia presentation of “The Langston Hughes Project / Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” at UCSB’s Multicultural Center, under the direction of Dr. Ron McCurdy. The performance brought Hughes’ epic poem “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” to life as the poet originally intended: with jazz musical accompaniment. A CD recording of the performance is available in the Music Library. The exhibition contains UCSB Library materials from the Music, Art, Black Studies, and Special Research Collections, as well as posters and fliers for The Langston Hughes Project from McCurdy’s personal collection. These materials showcase and honor Hughes’ lasting contributions to American culture. Kyra Folk-Farber, Assistant Music Librarian and Evolving Workforce Resident at UCSB Library, curated the exhibition. The exhibition can be viewed during Arts Library hours.   
Presented by ... UCSB Library
  More Info
  (805) 893-2478
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    Heaven on Earth Kayak/Horseback Ride Tour-- Kim Kardashian rode this ride!  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

This may well be the closest to "heaven" you will ever get…in this lifetime. Captain Jack's Tours is proud to offer our newest and most breathtaking tour ever.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Guided Horseback Ride -- This is the ride Kim Kardashian rode!  
  Captain Jack's Tours  
  Captain Jacks Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Guided Horseback Ride! Get along little doggie & hold on to your hats! Experiance the Wild West of yesteryear...today. Ride through the forest & enjoy beautiful ocean views.   ($65.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
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  (805) 564-1819
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    Ray Strong: Views of Santa Barbara County  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

In a community-wide celebration, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum will explore the work of artist Ray Strong (1905-2006). As a founding member of the Oak Group, Strong influenced an entire generation of landscape painters in Santa Barbara County.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 966-1601
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0 to 60: An Underwater Adventure from the Equator to Alaska  
  Exhibit March 14-Sept. 7, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

A Photographic Exhibit by Richard Sala: 1 Show, 3 Venues. Visit the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Sea Center on Stearns Wharf, and the Wildling Museum in Solvang to experience the whole 4,000-mile adventure! Salas' book trilogy is available in our gift shops.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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DEEP  
  The John and Peggy Maximus Gallery  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

For centuries, the presence of large creatures below the surface of the sea fueled the imagination of seafarers and populated early maps. It wasn’t until the late 19th century that the HMS Challenger expedition travelling with a crew of scientists systematically studied the oceans, collected specimens from various depths, and laid the foundations for modern oceanography. DEEP tells the story of this pioneering voyage as well as highlights Museum specimens and current research.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived  
  Exhibit May 29-August 30, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Exhibit Opens May 30: Enter the jaws of the legendary giant shark Megalodon and be consumed by its fascinating story and science lessons. Learn about when it lived, why it vanished, how it evolved, and what you can do to help shark conservation. Entrance to exhibition included with general admission. Museum Members enjoy free admission all summer long!   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 

Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

The great whales have rediscovered Santa Barbara. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year since 1990 to feed, mate and frolic... which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Our trips depart daily at 10am, returning at 2:30pm on the incredible CONDOR Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($50.00 - $99.00)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 882-0088
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Whale Watching - Pacific Gray Whales  
  Santa Barbara Sailing Center, Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara is the #1 whale watching destination in the world. Over 27 different types of whales and dolphins inhabit the Santa Barbara channel at different times of the year, making these waters the best whale watching area in the entire world. This coastal 2.5 hour trip takes place on a 50-foot catamaran. The Grey Whales are migrating through the mid May so this is a great time of year to get out and see them!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
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    Harbor Kayak Tour  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Captain Jacks Santa Barbara Tours conducts guided 1.5 - 2 hour kayak tours of the Santa Barbara Harbor at 10:30 & 1:30 daily. Experience California's most beautiful harbor on this fun and easy tour. Our professionally guided tour includes a kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. This tour is the perfect introduction to kayaking and is fun for the entire family.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
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The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Organized by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, this exhibition is the first to explore how the practice of painting served as the means for the artist to imagine generative relationships between art and technology. László Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946) is now recognized as one of the most influential members of the Bauhaus. While his legacy for later 20th-century art is typically linked to the photogram (a type of cameraless photography), the driving force behind this presentation is the relatively under-recognized role of the more traditional medium of painting throughout Moholy’s career, which is explored in a selection of 33 works of art ranging in date from the 1920s to 1940s, including paintings, works on paper, photograms, video projections, and a facsimile replica of Moholy’s prescient Light Prop―one of the first kinetic sculptures of its kind. The installation also includes a Kodachrome slide set (the latest in color photography innovation at the time), which comprises 12 luminous images.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
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The Visionary Photomontages of Herbert Bayer, 1929-1936  
  June 21 – September 27, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

On display in the Ridley-Tree Gallery Works on Paper section—and in tandem with the international loan exhibition The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come—is a selection of photographs by Bauhaus artist Herbert Bayer (1900–1985). Influenced by the photographic works of László Moholy-Nagy and the modernist Bauhaus credo―there is no one true art form but rather an intersection of all art in pursuit of an idea, Bayer’s work as a photographer reflects his mastery of graphic design. Made in Berlin as Weimar culture faded and Hitler rose to power, the exhibited photomontages grapple with the tumultuous modern world as the artist experienced it between the years 1929 and 1936.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
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$60 Wine Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

We'll escort you to 3 wine tasting destinations in one of our comfortable SUVs or vans. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the following locations: Summerland Winery tasting room, Carr Winery, Oreana Winery, Kalyra tasting room, Santa Barbara Winery, Kunin/Westerly or Coastal Winery. You will also enjoy an olive oil and vinegar tasting. The tour includes a stop for lunch at the Bay Roadhouse or Pierre Lafond Bistro. This tour does not go into the Santa Ynez Valley, so we do not see vineyards. Includes all Wine Tasting Fees and Transportation.   ($60
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
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  (805) 564-1819
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$75 Beer Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the areas micro breweries. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (2 person minimum 4 person minimum on Saturdays. Tour includes all tasting fee's & door to door transportation anywhere in Santa Barbara.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
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    Sailing Cruises (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

The perfect way to end your day in Santa Barbara. You'll experience a fun and exciting cruise while enjoying beautiful views of the coast and the channel islands. This 50' Catamaran offers 1400 square feet of deck space and the multi hull construction makes her comfortable, stable & safe. You'll find plenty of room for you and your guest or a large party. On board you'll find a beer, wine and soda bar. Light snacks and restrooms are on hand for your convenience. We also offer the following cruises: Coastal (Daytime) Cruises: $40 per person Live Music Cruises: $55 per person (Friday Nights Only) Dinner Cruises: $80 per person, Kids $45 (Saturday Nights Only) Note: Dinner and Music cruises run from June 1st - August 31st only.   ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Segway Sight Seeing Tours (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Get ready for a totally new experience unlike anything you've ever tried. The Segway HT is perfect for touring Santa Barbara. Choose from 4 guided segway tours (prices vary) taking place daily. Your guide will cover the history of Santa Barbara as well as some of the more current points of interest along the way. Tours are offered every day by reservation only. All tours include a lesson and all necessary gear. Renters must be 14 years or older. Call for more information and availability.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Kid's Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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Astronaut  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject 'Chad,' our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him.   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711
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Your Cosmic Quest (in Spanish on Sundays)  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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Old Town Santa Barbara Farmers Market  
  Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market, 500 & 600 Blocks of State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Tuesdays. Rain or shine. All year round. SUMMER Hours: 4 - 7:30 PM. WINTER Hours: 3 - 6:30 PM.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market
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  (805) 962-5354
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    July Art Without Limits Workshop, How To Deal With A Dealer  
  Frank Goss and Jeremy Tessmer  
  Community Partners Center, Union Bank, 11 East Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara CA

If you would like to know, Frank Goss, VP of the Gallery, and Gallery Director, Jeremy Tessmer, will tell you at the July Art Without Limits Workshop, How To Deal With A Dealer. Art Dealer, that is. They will also share their knowledge about topics such as: what it is like running an art gallery, what changes are occurring in the gallery world, what the profile is of today's average collector, the best way for an artist to find an appropriate gallery for their artwork and the best way for an artist to present themselves to an art gallery. They will also discuss the importance of Internet marketing. This is your chance to get up close and personal with The Dealers!   
Presented by ... Art Without Limits
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  (805) 565-1332
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    Antioch University Santa Barbara MA in Clinical Psychology Info Session  
  Antioch University Santa Barbara, 602 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara CA
Are you interested in becoming a licensed clinician? Learn about Antioch University Santa Barbara's MA in Clinical Psychology program that prepares students to become licensed Marriage & Family Therapists (MFTs). Along with the core program, AUSB also offers two optional concentrations: Healthy Aging and Latino Mental Health.   ($0 - $0)
Presented by ... Antioch University
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  (805) 962-8179 x5149
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    Yes You Can Dance Salsa & Bachata  
  AYNI Gallery, 216 State Street, Santa Barbara CA
Rendezvous each week for a beginner's level class followed by an intermediate class, and capped off by some open dancing to practice those new moves! AYNI Gallery 216 State St. Santa Barbara, CA (opposite the Amtrak station in the Funk Zone) EVERY TUESDAY 7:00 PM-8:00 PM Beginner class 8:00 PM-9:00 PM Intermediate class Then Open Dancing until 11pm! Cost: Students $1; Non-Students $5 (cash only) Best Price in Town!   ($1 - $5)
Presented by ... Yes You Can Dance Salsa & Bachata
  More Info
  (805) 689-7098
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  July 15
   
Summer ArtVenture Camps  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

At ArtVenture Camps children spend their day immersed in hands-on art making, cultural history, and creative problem solving. All camps include a visit to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art to learn about and be inspired by original works of art. Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm. For more information or registration, visit www.sbma.net/kidsfamilies   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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"Award Winning" Country Wine Tasting Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Our most popular tour and an experience you will never forget! This wine country tour will escort your party out of Santa Barbara and through the Los Padres National Forest, offering amazing views of mountains, lakes and sprawling hills. You'll enjoy 2 wine tasting stops before heading to an olive oil and vinegar tasting at an actual olive farm (time permitting). We then head into the famous wine country town of Santa Ynez for lunch at Trattoria Grappolo. (Lunch not included in the price. Monday a different lunch location will be chosen.) After lunch we will head into the Santa Rita Hills wine region where you will taste at 2 of the area's top estate wineries. The Santa Rita Hills region is famous for their Pinot Noir & Syrah wines. As we return to Santa Barbara you will be treated to breathtaking views as we descend the mountain while overlooking the ocean, the islands and the American Riviera. (Sometimes the itinerary will be in reverse.) The price includes door to door transportation, as well as all tasting fees. We start this tour between 9:00 & 9:30 and drop back off around 4:00 & 4:30. This is a one of a kind experience for those looking for that "special" day. Captain Jack guarantees it!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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“Weary Blues: Poetry and Jazz from Langston Hughes” Exhibition  
  UCSB Arts Library, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA
This exhibition, on display in the UCSB Arts Library Lobby through Aug. 31, was inspired by a recent multimedia presentation of “The Langston Hughes Project / Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” at UCSB’s Multicultural Center, under the direction of Dr. Ron McCurdy. The performance brought Hughes’ epic poem “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” to life as the poet originally intended: with jazz musical accompaniment. A CD recording of the performance is available in the Music Library. The exhibition contains UCSB Library materials from the Music, Art, Black Studies, and Special Research Collections, as well as posters and fliers for The Langston Hughes Project from McCurdy’s personal collection. These materials showcase and honor Hughes’ lasting contributions to American culture. Kyra Folk-Farber, Assistant Music Librarian and Evolving Workforce Resident at UCSB Library, curated the exhibition. The exhibition can be viewed during Arts Library hours.   
Presented by ... UCSB Library
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  (805) 893-2478
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    Heaven on Earth Kayak/Horseback Ride Tour-- Kim Kardashian rode this ride!  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

This may well be the closest to "heaven" you will ever get…in this lifetime. Captain Jack's Tours is proud to offer our newest and most breathtaking tour ever.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
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Guided Horseback Ride -- This is the ride Kim Kardashian rode!  
  Captain Jack's Tours  
  Captain Jacks Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Guided Horseback Ride! Get along little doggie & hold on to your hats! Experiance the Wild West of yesteryear...today. Ride through the forest & enjoy beautiful ocean views.   ($65.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
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    Ray Strong: Views of Santa Barbara County  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

In a community-wide celebration, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum will explore the work of artist Ray Strong (1905-2006). As a founding member of the Oak Group, Strong influenced an entire generation of landscape painters in Santa Barbara County.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 966-1601
  Email a Friend
   
0 to 60: An Underwater Adventure from the Equator to Alaska  
  Exhibit March 14-Sept. 7, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

A Photographic Exhibit by Richard Sala: 1 Show, 3 Venues. Visit the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Sea Center on Stearns Wharf, and the Wildling Museum in Solvang to experience the whole 4,000-mile adventure! Salas' book trilogy is available in our gift shops.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 

DEEP  
  The John and Peggy Maximus Gallery  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

For centuries, the presence of large creatures below the surface of the sea fueled the imagination of seafarers and populated early maps. It wasn’t until the late 19th century that the HMS Challenger expedition travelling with a crew of scientists systematically studied the oceans, collected specimens from various depths, and laid the foundations for modern oceanography. DEEP tells the story of this pioneering voyage as well as highlights Museum specimens and current research.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 

Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived  
  Exhibit May 29-August 30, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Exhibit Opens May 30: Enter the jaws of the legendary giant shark Megalodon and be consumed by its fascinating story and science lessons. Learn about when it lived, why it vanished, how it evolved, and what you can do to help shark conservation. Entrance to exhibition included with general admission. Museum Members enjoy free admission all summer long!   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 

Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

The great whales have rediscovered Santa Barbara. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year since 1990 to feed, mate and frolic... which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Our trips depart daily at 10am, returning at 2:30pm on the incredible CONDOR Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($50.00 - $99.00)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 882-0088
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Whale Watching - Pacific Gray Whales  
  Santa Barbara Sailing Center, Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara is the #1 whale watching destination in the world. Over 27 different types of whales and dolphins inhabit the Santa Barbara channel at different times of the year, making these waters the best whale watching area in the entire world. This coastal 2.5 hour trip takes place on a 50-foot catamaran. The Grey Whales are migrating through the mid May so this is a great time of year to get out and see them!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
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  (805) 564-1819
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New to Medicare? Looking for a Plan? Have Questions? Visit me at the Sansum Clinic  
  Pesetas Multi-Specialty Clinic, 215 Pesetas Lane, Santa Barbara CA

Do you live in Santa Barbara and are turning 65 soon? Maybe leaving your employer coverage and looking for a new plan? Want to learn more about the Sansum clinic and the fine doctors that work there?   
Presented by ... GoSeeInsuranceOptions.com
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  (805) 320-4907
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    Harbor Kayak Tour  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Captain Jacks Santa Barbara Tours conducts guided 1.5 - 2 hour kayak tours of the Santa Barbara Harbor at 10:30 & 1:30 daily. Experience California's most beautiful harbor on this fun and easy tour. Our professionally guided tour includes a kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. This tour is the perfect introduction to kayaking and is fun for the entire family.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
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The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Organized by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, this exhibition is the first to explore how the practice of painting served as the means for the artist to imagine generative relationships between art and technology. László Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946) is now recognized as one of the most influential members of the Bauhaus. While his legacy for later 20th-century art is typically linked to the photogram (a type of cameraless photography), the driving force behind this presentation is the relatively under-recognized role of the more traditional medium of painting throughout Moholy’s career, which is explored in a selection of 33 works of art ranging in date from the 1920s to 1940s, including paintings, works on paper, photograms, video projections, and a facsimile replica of Moholy’s prescient Light Prop―one of the first kinetic sculptures of its kind. The installation also includes a Kodachrome slide set (the latest in color photography innovation at the time), which comprises 12 luminous images.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
  Email a Friend
   

The Visionary Photomontages of Herbert Bayer, 1929-1936  
  June 21 – September 27, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

On display in the Ridley-Tree Gallery Works on Paper section—and in tandem with the international loan exhibition The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come—is a selection of photographs by Bauhaus artist Herbert Bayer (1900–1985). Influenced by the photographic works of László Moholy-Nagy and the modernist Bauhaus credo―there is no one true art form but rather an intersection of all art in pursuit of an idea, Bayer’s work as a photographer reflects his mastery of graphic design. Made in Berlin as Weimar culture faded and Hitler rose to power, the exhibited photomontages grapple with the tumultuous modern world as the artist experienced it between the years 1929 and 1936.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
  Email a Friend
   
$60 Wine Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

We'll escort you to 3 wine tasting destinations in one of our comfortable SUVs or vans. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the following locations: Summerland Winery tasting room, Carr Winery, Oreana Winery, Kalyra tasting room, Santa Barbara Winery, Kunin/Westerly or Coastal Winery. You will also enjoy an olive oil and vinegar tasting. The tour includes a stop for lunch at the Bay Roadhouse or Pierre Lafond Bistro. This tour does not go into the Santa Ynez Valley, so we do not see vineyards. Includes all Wine Tasting Fees and Transportation.   ($60
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
  Email a Friend
 

$75 Beer Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the areas micro breweries. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (2 person minimum 4 person minimum on Saturdays. Tour includes all tasting fee's & door to door transportation anywhere in Santa Barbara.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
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The Wave Film Festival - France  
  Riviera Theatre, 2044 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara CA

In their continued efforts to bring more year round foreign and independent films to hungry cinephiles of the Santa Barbara community, SBIFF will present 5 days, 11 films, 22 screenings and 5,000 attendees! Back by popular demand, the SBIFF is thrilled to present the 3rd edition of The Wave Film Festival.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara International Film Festival
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-0023
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Sailing Cruises (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

The perfect way to end your day in Santa Barbara. You'll experience a fun and exciting cruise while enjoying beautiful views of the coast and the channel islands. This 50' Catamaran offers 1400 square feet of deck space and the multi hull construction makes her comfortable, stable & safe. You'll find plenty of room for you and your guest or a large party. On board you'll find a beer, wine and soda bar. Light snacks and restrooms are on hand for your convenience. We also offer the following cruises: Coastal (Daytime) Cruises: $40 per person Live Music Cruises: $55 per person (Friday Nights Only) Dinner Cruises: $80 per person, Kids $45 (Saturday Nights Only) Note: Dinner and Music cruises run from June 1st - August 31st only.   ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Segway Sight Seeing Tours (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Get ready for a totally new experience unlike anything you've ever tried. The Segway HT is perfect for touring Santa Barbara. Choose from 4 guided segway tours (prices vary) taking place daily. Your guide will cover the history of Santa Barbara as well as some of the more current points of interest along the way. Tours are offered every day by reservation only. All tours include a lesson and all necessary gear. Renters must be 14 years or older. Call for more information and availability.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  Website
  (805) 564-1819
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Kid's Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x173
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Astronaut  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject 'Chad,' our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him.   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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Your Cosmic Quest (in Spanish on Sundays)  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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Textile Sculptures Art From Scrap Workshop  
  Laura Denny  
  Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

Weekly Art From Scrap workshops for all ages every Wednesday during summer vacation. Create art from our vast array of reuse materials. Children under age 5 must be accompanied by an adult.    ($8.00 - $8.00)
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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  (805) 884-0459 x11
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    Authors@Antioch: Andrea Hutton  
  Andrea Hutton  
  Antioch University Santa Barbara, 602 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara CA
Andrea Hutton, author of "Bald is Better with Earrings, A Survivor’s Guide to Getting Through Breast Cancer," will speak and sign copies of her book at Antioch University Santa Barbara on Wednesday, July 15 at the first Authors@Antioch event. The event will be at the AUSB campus at 602 Anacapa Street from 5 to 7 p.m. with an author talk at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.   
Presented by ... Antioch University
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  (805) 962-8179
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    UCSB GRITtalks: JOSEPH POLCHINSKI  
  Dr. Joseph Polchinski  
  Pollock Theater, UCSB, Santa Barbara CA
Dr. Polchinski will talk about the search for a unified theory of the laws of physics including quantum mechanics, which governs the very small, and general relativity, which governs the very large. Stephen Hawking showed 40 years ago that these theories make conflicting predictions near black holes. This ignited a battle that continues to this day: either quantum mechanics must break down, or our understanding of spacetime must be wrong. The latest is the `firewall’ paradox: if quantum mechanics is to be saved, then an astronaut falling into a black hole will have an experience very different from what Einstein’s theory predicts. This has led to many new ideas that may lead to the unification of these two great theories.   ($0 - $0)
Presented by ... Carsey-Wolf Center
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  (805) 893-4637
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  July 16
   
Summer ArtVenture Camps  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

At ArtVenture Camps children spend their day immersed in hands-on art making, cultural history, and creative problem solving. All camps include a visit to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art to learn about and be inspired by original works of art. Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm. For more information or registration, visit www.sbma.net/kidsfamilies   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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Earl Warren Showgrounds Flea Market  
  Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara CA

Hours: 9am – 7pm Admission: Free. Parking: Free. Contact: Sue (818) 590-5435.    
Presented by ... Earl Warren Showgrounds
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  (818) 590-5435
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"Award Winning" Country Wine Tasting Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Our most popular tour and an experience you will never forget! This wine country tour will escort your party out of Santa Barbara and through the Los Padres National Forest, offering amazing views of mountains, lakes and sprawling hills. You'll enjoy 2 wine tasting stops before heading to an olive oil and vinegar tasting at an actual olive farm (time permitting). We then head into the famous wine country town of Santa Ynez for lunch at Trattoria Grappolo. (Lunch not included in the price. Monday a different lunch location will be chosen.) After lunch we will head into the Santa Rita Hills wine region where you will taste at 2 of the area's top estate wineries. The Santa Rita Hills region is famous for their Pinot Noir & Syrah wines. As we return to Santa Barbara you will be treated to breathtaking views as we descend the mountain while overlooking the ocean, the islands and the American Riviera. (Sometimes the itinerary will be in reverse.) The price includes door to door transportation, as well as all tasting fees. We start this tour between 9:00 & 9:30 and drop back off around 4:00 & 4:30. This is a one of a kind experience for those looking for that "special" day. Captain Jack guarantees it!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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“Weary Blues: Poetry and Jazz from Langston Hughes” Exhibition  
  UCSB Arts Library, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA
This exhibition, on display in the UCSB Arts Library Lobby through Aug. 31, was inspired by a recent multimedia presentation of “The Langston Hughes Project / Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” at UCSB’s Multicultural Center, under the direction of Dr. Ron McCurdy. The performance brought Hughes’ epic poem “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” to life as the poet originally intended: with jazz musical accompaniment. A CD recording of the performance is available in the Music Library. The exhibition contains UCSB Library materials from the Music, Art, Black Studies, and Special Research Collections, as well as posters and fliers for The Langston Hughes Project from McCurdy’s personal collection. These materials showcase and honor Hughes’ lasting contributions to American culture. Kyra Folk-Farber, Assistant Music Librarian and Evolving Workforce Resident at UCSB Library, curated the exhibition. The exhibition can be viewed during Arts Library hours.   
Presented by ... UCSB Library
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  (805) 893-2478
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    Heaven on Earth Kayak/Horseback Ride Tour-- Kim Kardashian rode this ride!  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

This may well be the closest to "heaven" you will ever get…in this lifetime. Captain Jack's Tours is proud to offer our newest and most breathtaking tour ever.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Guided Horseback Ride -- This is the ride Kim Kardashian rode!  
  Captain Jack's Tours  
  Captain Jacks Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Guided Horseback Ride! Get along little doggie & hold on to your hats! Experiance the Wild West of yesteryear...today. Ride through the forest & enjoy beautiful ocean views.   ($65.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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    Ray Strong: Views of Santa Barbara County  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

In a community-wide celebration, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum will explore the work of artist Ray Strong (1905-2006). As a founding member of the Oak Group, Strong influenced an entire generation of landscape painters in Santa Barbara County.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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  (805) 966-1601
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0 to 60: An Underwater Adventure from the Equator to Alaska  
  Exhibit March 14-Sept. 7, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

A Photographic Exhibit by Richard Sala: 1 Show, 3 Venues. Visit the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Sea Center on Stearns Wharf, and the Wildling Museum in Solvang to experience the whole 4,000-mile adventure! Salas' book trilogy is available in our gift shops.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711
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DEEP  
  The John and Peggy Maximus Gallery  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

For centuries, the presence of large creatures below the surface of the sea fueled the imagination of seafarers and populated early maps. It wasn’t until the late 19th century that the HMS Challenger expedition travelling with a crew of scientists systematically studied the oceans, collected specimens from various depths, and laid the foundations for modern oceanography. DEEP tells the story of this pioneering voyage as well as highlights Museum specimens and current research.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711
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Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived  
  Exhibit May 29-August 30, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Exhibit Opens May 30: Enter the jaws of the legendary giant shark Megalodon and be consumed by its fascinating story and science lessons. Learn about when it lived, why it vanished, how it evolved, and what you can do to help shark conservation. Entrance to exhibition included with general admission. Museum Members enjoy free admission all summer long!   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711
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Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

The great whales have rediscovered Santa Barbara. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year since 1990 to feed, mate and frolic... which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Our trips depart daily at 10am, returning at 2:30pm on the incredible CONDOR Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($50.00 - $99.00)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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Whale Watching - Pacific Gray Whales  
  Santa Barbara Sailing Center, Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara is the #1 whale watching destination in the world. Over 27 different types of whales and dolphins inhabit the Santa Barbara channel at different times of the year, making these waters the best whale watching area in the entire world. This coastal 2.5 hour trip takes place on a 50-foot catamaran. The Grey Whales are migrating through the mid May so this is a great time of year to get out and see them!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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    Harbor Kayak Tour  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Captain Jacks Santa Barbara Tours conducts guided 1.5 - 2 hour kayak tours of the Santa Barbara Harbor at 10:30 & 1:30 daily. Experience California's most beautiful harbor on this fun and easy tour. Our professionally guided tour includes a kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. This tour is the perfect introduction to kayaking and is fun for the entire family.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Organized by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, this exhibition is the first to explore how the practice of painting served as the means for the artist to imagine generative relationships between art and technology. László Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946) is now recognized as one of the most influential members of the Bauhaus. While his legacy for later 20th-century art is typically linked to the photogram (a type of cameraless photography), the driving force behind this presentation is the relatively under-recognized role of the more traditional medium of painting throughout Moholy’s career, which is explored in a selection of 33 works of art ranging in date from the 1920s to 1940s, including paintings, works on paper, photograms, video projections, and a facsimile replica of Moholy’s prescient Light Prop―one of the first kinetic sculptures of its kind. The installation also includes a Kodachrome slide set (the latest in color photography innovation at the time), which comprises 12 luminous images.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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The Visionary Photomontages of Herbert Bayer, 1929-1936  
  June 21 – September 27, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

On display in the Ridley-Tree Gallery Works on Paper section—and in tandem with the international loan exhibition The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come—is a selection of photographs by Bauhaus artist Herbert Bayer (1900–1985). Influenced by the photographic works of László Moholy-Nagy and the modernist Bauhaus credo―there is no one true art form but rather an intersection of all art in pursuit of an idea, Bayer’s work as a photographer reflects his mastery of graphic design. Made in Berlin as Weimar culture faded and Hitler rose to power, the exhibited photomontages grapple with the tumultuous modern world as the artist experienced it between the years 1929 and 1936.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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$60 Wine Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

We'll escort you to 3 wine tasting destinations in one of our comfortable SUVs or vans. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the following locations: Summerland Winery tasting room, Carr Winery, Oreana Winery, Kalyra tasting room, Santa Barbara Winery, Kunin/Westerly or Coastal Winery. You will also enjoy an olive oil and vinegar tasting. The tour includes a stop for lunch at the Bay Roadhouse or Pierre Lafond Bistro. This tour does not go into the Santa Ynez Valley, so we do not see vineyards. Includes all Wine Tasting Fees and Transportation.   ($60
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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$75 Beer Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the areas micro breweries. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (2 person minimum 4 person minimum on Saturdays. Tour includes all tasting fee's & door to door transportation anywhere in Santa Barbara.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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The Wave Film Festival - France  
  Riviera Theatre, 2044 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara CA

In their continued efforts to bring more year round foreign and independent films to hungry cinephiles of the Santa Barbara community, SBIFF will present 5 days, 11 films, 22 screenings and 5,000 attendees! Back by popular demand, the SBIFF is thrilled to present the 3rd edition of The Wave Film Festival.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara International Film Festival
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  (805) 963-0023
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Sailing Cruises (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

The perfect way to end your day in Santa Barbara. You'll experience a fun and exciting cruise while enjoying beautiful views of the coast and the channel islands. This 50' Catamaran offers 1400 square feet of deck space and the multi hull construction makes her comfortable, stable & safe. You'll find plenty of room for you and your guest or a large party. On board you'll find a beer, wine and soda bar. Light snacks and restrooms are on hand for your convenience. We also offer the following cruises: Coastal (Daytime) Cruises: $40 per person Live Music Cruises: $55 per person (Friday Nights Only) Dinner Cruises: $80 per person, Kids $45 (Saturday Nights Only) Note: Dinner and Music cruises run from June 1st - August 31st only.   ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Segway Sight Seeing Tours (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Get ready for a totally new experience unlike anything you've ever tried. The Segway HT is perfect for touring Santa Barbara. Choose from 4 guided segway tours (prices vary) taking place daily. Your guide will cover the history of Santa Barbara as well as some of the more current points of interest along the way. Tours are offered every day by reservation only. All tours include a lesson and all necessary gear. Renters must be 14 years or older. Call for more information and availability.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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Kid's Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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Free Music Academy Concert Series  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Join us for a series of 60-minute concerts featuring Music Academy of the West Fellows. Mary Craig Auditorium Free Complimentary tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 1:30 pm at SBMA’s Park Entrance. No advance ticket distribution.    ($18 - $22)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Astronaut  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject 'Chad,' our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him.   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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Your Cosmic Quest (in Spanish on Sundays)  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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Old Spanish Nights - Wine Tasting  
  Casa De La Guerra Courtyard, 9 E. De La Guerra, Santa Barbara CA

This exciting event precedes Santa Barbara's world-famous “Old Spanish Days” Fiesta by a few weeks, and in the spirit of Fiesta, the night is charged with exciting Spanish music, passionate flamenco dancing, and spicy tapas. California's finest wines will be spotlighted along with hot Spanish imports! Don't miss this festive upscale event! Ticket price includes all wine and food samples and an 18oz keepsake wine glass.   ($49 - $55)
Presented by ... California Wine Festival
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  (800) 797-7753
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How to Prepare your Mind for what Truly Matters in Life  
  Bodhi Path Buddhist Center of Santa Barbara, 102 West Mission, Santa Barbara CA

Mindfulness and meditation practice allows one to increasingly know and cherish the true nature of mind. As this understanding develops, the enlightened qualities of love, compassion, joy, and equanimity grow steadily stronger. Your practice is most effective when built upon a strong foundation. During this 7-week course you will receive instructions for timeless practices that provide such a healthy foundation. Come break through old habits and limiting mindsets, the impeccable joy and peace of your true nature await you. This course is suitable for newcomers and advanced practitioners alike. Donations are greatly appreciated    
Presented by ... Bodhi Path Buddhist Center of Santa Barbara
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  (805) 284-2704
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The Theatre Group at SBCC presents THE MUSIC MAN  
  The Theatre Group at SBCC, 900 block of Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara CA

The Theatre Group at SBCC will open the 2015/16 anniversary season with the well-loved musical, Meredith Willson’s THE MUSIC MAN, Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson, Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey. Directed by R. Michael Gros and Musical Direction by David Potter, The Music Man will perform July 10-25, 2015 in the beautiful Garvin Theatre.   ($12 - $26)
Presented by ... The Theatre Group at SBCC
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  (805) 965-5935
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MARE Returns to the Channel Islands: An evening of deepsea exploration  
  Chase Palm Park Center, 236 Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara CA
Marine Applied Research and Exploration (MARE) cordially invites you to learn more about the Channel Islands, the magnificent ocean wilderness in your backyard, and how MARE uses robotic technology to watch over the all-too-vulnerable hidden ecosystem.    
Presented by ... Marine Applied Research & Exploration
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  (415) 232-1541
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  July 17
   
Summer ArtVenture Camps  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

At ArtVenture Camps children spend their day immersed in hands-on art making, cultural history, and creative problem solving. All camps include a visit to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art to learn about and be inspired by original works of art. Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm. For more information or registration, visit www.sbma.net/kidsfamilies   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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"Award Winning" Country Wine Tasting Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Our most popular tour and an experience you will never forget! This wine country tour will escort your party out of Santa Barbara and through the Los Padres National Forest, offering amazing views of mountains, lakes and sprawling hills. You'll enjoy 2 wine tasting stops before heading to an olive oil and vinegar tasting at an actual olive farm (time permitting). We then head into the famous wine country town of Santa Ynez for lunch at Trattoria Grappolo. (Lunch not included in the price. Monday a different lunch location will be chosen.) After lunch we will head into the Santa Rita Hills wine region where you will taste at 2 of the area's top estate wineries. The Santa Rita Hills region is famous for their Pinot Noir & Syrah wines. As we return to Santa Barbara you will be treated to breathtaking views as we descend the mountain while overlooking the ocean, the islands and the American Riviera. (Sometimes the itinerary will be in reverse.) The price includes door to door transportation, as well as all tasting fees. We start this tour between 9:00 & 9:30 and drop back off around 4:00 & 4:30. This is a one of a kind experience for those looking for that "special" day. Captain Jack guarantees it!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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“Weary Blues: Poetry and Jazz from Langston Hughes” Exhibition  
  UCSB Arts Library, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA
This exhibition, on display in the UCSB Arts Library Lobby through Aug. 31, was inspired by a recent multimedia presentation of “The Langston Hughes Project / Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” at UCSB’s Multicultural Center, under the direction of Dr. Ron McCurdy. The performance brought Hughes’ epic poem “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” to life as the poet originally intended: with jazz musical accompaniment. A CD recording of the performance is available in the Music Library. The exhibition contains UCSB Library materials from the Music, Art, Black Studies, and Special Research Collections, as well as posters and fliers for The Langston Hughes Project from McCurdy’s personal collection. These materials showcase and honor Hughes’ lasting contributions to American culture. Kyra Folk-Farber, Assistant Music Librarian and Evolving Workforce Resident at UCSB Library, curated the exhibition. The exhibition can be viewed during Arts Library hours.   
Presented by ... UCSB Library
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  (805) 893-2478
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    Heaven on Earth Kayak/Horseback Ride Tour-- Kim Kardashian rode this ride!  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

This may well be the closest to "heaven" you will ever get…in this lifetime. Captain Jack's Tours is proud to offer our newest and most breathtaking tour ever.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Guided Horseback Ride -- This is the ride Kim Kardashian rode!  
  Captain Jack's Tours  
  Captain Jacks Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Guided Horseback Ride! Get along little doggie & hold on to your hats! Experiance the Wild West of yesteryear...today. Ride through the forest & enjoy beautiful ocean views.   ($65.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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    Ray Strong: Views of Santa Barbara County  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

In a community-wide celebration, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum will explore the work of artist Ray Strong (1905-2006). As a founding member of the Oak Group, Strong influenced an entire generation of landscape painters in Santa Barbara County.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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  (805) 966-1601
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0 to 60: An Underwater Adventure from the Equator to Alaska  
  Exhibit March 14-Sept. 7, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

A Photographic Exhibit by Richard Sala: 1 Show, 3 Venues. Visit the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Sea Center on Stearns Wharf, and the Wildling Museum in Solvang to experience the whole 4,000-mile adventure! Salas' book trilogy is available in our gift shops.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711
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DEEP  
  The John and Peggy Maximus Gallery  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

For centuries, the presence of large creatures below the surface of the sea fueled the imagination of seafarers and populated early maps. It wasn’t until the late 19th century that the HMS Challenger expedition travelling with a crew of scientists systematically studied the oceans, collected specimens from various depths, and laid the foundations for modern oceanography. DEEP tells the story of this pioneering voyage as well as highlights Museum specimens and current research.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711
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Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived  
  Exhibit May 29-August 30, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Exhibit Opens May 30: Enter the jaws of the legendary giant shark Megalodon and be consumed by its fascinating story and science lessons. Learn about when it lived, why it vanished, how it evolved, and what you can do to help shark conservation. Entrance to exhibition included with general admission. Museum Members enjoy free admission all summer long!   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711
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Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

The great whales have rediscovered Santa Barbara. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year since 1990 to feed, mate and frolic... which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Our trips depart daily at 10am, returning at 2:30pm on the incredible CONDOR Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($50.00 - $99.00)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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Whale Watching - Pacific Gray Whales  
  Santa Barbara Sailing Center, Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara is the #1 whale watching destination in the world. Over 27 different types of whales and dolphins inhabit the Santa Barbara channel at different times of the year, making these waters the best whale watching area in the entire world. This coastal 2.5 hour trip takes place on a 50-foot catamaran. The Grey Whales are migrating through the mid May so this is a great time of year to get out and see them!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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    Harbor Kayak Tour  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Captain Jacks Santa Barbara Tours conducts guided 1.5 - 2 hour kayak tours of the Santa Barbara Harbor at 10:30 & 1:30 daily. Experience California's most beautiful harbor on this fun and easy tour. Our professionally guided tour includes a kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. This tour is the perfect introduction to kayaking and is fun for the entire family.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Organized by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, this exhibition is the first to explore how the practice of painting served as the means for the artist to imagine generative relationships between art and technology. László Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946) is now recognized as one of the most influential members of the Bauhaus. While his legacy for later 20th-century art is typically linked to the photogram (a type of cameraless photography), the driving force behind this presentation is the relatively under-recognized role of the more traditional medium of painting throughout Moholy’s career, which is explored in a selection of 33 works of art ranging in date from the 1920s to 1940s, including paintings, works on paper, photograms, video projections, and a facsimile replica of Moholy’s prescient Light Prop―one of the first kinetic sculptures of its kind. The installation also includes a Kodachrome slide set (the latest in color photography innovation at the time), which comprises 12 luminous images.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
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The Visionary Photomontages of Herbert Bayer, 1929-1936  
  June 21 – September 27, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

On display in the Ridley-Tree Gallery Works on Paper section—and in tandem with the international loan exhibition The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come—is a selection of photographs by Bauhaus artist Herbert Bayer (1900–1985). Influenced by the photographic works of László Moholy-Nagy and the modernist Bauhaus credo―there is no one true art form but rather an intersection of all art in pursuit of an idea, Bayer’s work as a photographer reflects his mastery of graphic design. Made in Berlin as Weimar culture faded and Hitler rose to power, the exhibited photomontages grapple with the tumultuous modern world as the artist experienced it between the years 1929 and 1936.    
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$60 Wine Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

We'll escort you to 3 wine tasting destinations in one of our comfortable SUVs or vans. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the following locations: Summerland Winery tasting room, Carr Winery, Oreana Winery, Kalyra tasting room, Santa Barbara Winery, Kunin/Westerly or Coastal Winery. You will also enjoy an olive oil and vinegar tasting. The tour includes a stop for lunch at the Bay Roadhouse or Pierre Lafond Bistro. This tour does not go into the Santa Ynez Valley, so we do not see vineyards. Includes all Wine Tasting Fees and Transportation.   ($60
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$75 Beer Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the areas micro breweries. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (2 person minimum 4 person minimum on Saturdays. Tour includes all tasting fee's & door to door transportation anywhere in Santa Barbara.   
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