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  February 14
    The Whole Flock: Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

To celebrate our first 100 years, the Maximus Gallery will be showcasing Audubon prints from our Antique Natural History Print Collection. The Whole Flock; a centennial exhibit in three parts begins this spring with Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners. Images from The Birds of America will be accompanied by related bird songs and our historic egg collection highlighted as a reference to the origins of the Museum.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Santa Barbara Historical Arms & Blades  
  Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara CA

This is a collectors show, one of the few in the Western US. with many items from the Civil War, WWI & WWII, and the early West. All firearms must be over 50 years old. Admission: $8.00 Adult; $2.00 16 - 18 yrs; Under 16 FREE. Parking: $5.00. Contact: Paul Dougherty (805)657-0066.    ($2 - $8)
Presented by ... Earl Warren Showgrounds
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  (805) 657-0066
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Winter - Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpbacks, Blue Whales, Southbound Gray Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

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. Note: Holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day – no cruises.   ($50.00 - $99.00)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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Interventions: Cayetano Ferrer  
  November 8, 2015 – March 13, 2016  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

This site-specific installation reveals the artist’s ongoing investigation into what he calls object prosthetics—the reconstruction of broken remains using a variety of conceptual and technological methods. Ferrer is interested in architectural fragments—as both objects and as ideas. His Composite series of sculpture is made by filling in pieces of marble or stone with digitally printed PVC that acts as a stand-in for what is perceived as “missing.” What results is a reimagining that can be considered both authentic as well as speculative. Hybrid sculptures that represent part fantasy and part elegy, Ferrer’s works provide the viewer ample space to imagine what lies between historical fact and invention.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Highlights of the Permanent Collection  
  Opens February 7, 2016 – Ongoing  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

In celebration of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary in 2016, this installation highlights the most celebrated works of art from SBMA’s permanent collection, as well as several of the most exciting gifts and acquisitions in the areas of modern and contemporary art, photography, and the arts of Asia. The small works on paper gallery features favorite photographs of former curator, Karen Sinsheimer, as a tribute to her vision in the building of the permanent collection. This eclectic group of objects, meant to sample the breadth and diversity of the permanent collection while some of the Museum’s galleries are temporarily closed for renovation, includes favorites such as the sensual life-size bronze Bather Putting Up Her Hair (1932) by Aristide Maillol, the haunting Yuan dynasty Seated Luohan (13th century), and the important, early painting by the famed Bay Area Figuration artist Richard Diebenkorn. Ridley-Tree Gallery also continues to showcase favorites of 19th-century Impressionism, such as the beloved Villas in Bordighera (1884) by Claude Monet, along with the long-term loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation and the collection of Michael Armand Hammer. Works of art honoring the collecting acumen of Karen Sinsheimer include photographs such as Michael Light’s captivating appropriation of Southern Lunar Hemisphere (1999)—a work that demonstrates the late curator’s fascination with innovative intersections of art and science.    ($5 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Channel Island Fox Awareness Day  
  Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara CA

Keepers offer informal activities relating to the Zoo’s Channel Island foxes. Check at the entry kiosk for more information.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
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  (805) 962-5339
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SBIFF Third Weekend - Free Screenings of "The Best of the Fest"  
  Riviera Theatre, 2044 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara CA

If you missed some of the festival favorites this year, have no fear! The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will continue their tradition of presenting the “3RD Weekend,” which will feature the highlights of this year's Festival for Santa Barbara residents. The films will be screened throughout the weekend of February 13-15 at the Riviera Theatre. Screenings are FREE and seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Here's the schedule:   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara International Film Festival
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  (805) 963-0761
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Valentine's Picnic  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Enjoy a secluded picnic with your special someone! Order one of three specially made Valentine’s Picnic baskets from Flagstone Pantry for a lovely afternoon spent with your loved one in our beautiful garden. Then on Valentine’s day, pick up your basket and stroll through our native displays with a Valentine’s keepsake map in hand. Once you have found a special place, enjoy your locally made basket lunch in the privacy of nature.   ($50 - $55)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection features artists that studied or lived for a significant period of time in the Golden State. For many years, the art world dismissed the West Coast as a creative backwater. In critical seclusion, post-war artists used California's art schools and universities, including UCSB, to build a network of artist collectives and social movements that spurred innovation and fostered the rise of conceptual art. This exhibition focuses on work from the Museum's collection created during this critical period through to the present day. Including works tied to the Feminist and Black Arts movements, postmodern photography, painting, sculpture, and video art. CALIFORNIA 101 has been mounted in conjunction with Prof. Jenni Sorkin’s class, Art in California, 1940-2016, who will use the works on view for teaching and research purposes.    
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Lucile Lloyd: A Life in Murals  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

This exhibition focuses on the life and work of California muralist and designer Lucile Lloyd (1894-1941). Lloyd worked closely with architects in creating murals and decorative designs for churches, schools and private residences around the Los Angeles area as well as producing work for the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Arts Project. Lloyd’s designs vary from abstract motifs to historical figures to religious and mythological scenes but they all share her sense of imagination and use of vivid color. Also on loan for the first time is her exquisite altarpiece from the St. Mary of the Angels Church in Los Feliz, California. Curated by Alexandra Adler, BA 2014 Art History.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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The Art of Colonial Latin America  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Drawn entirely from the Museum’s Collection, this exhibition focuses on the upper division course, The Arts of Spain and New Spain, taught by Deborah Spivak, Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture Department at UCSB. This course charts both the revolution of the arts in 16th and 17th century Spain and their influence and transformation in the visual culture of the New World. The works on view demonstrate the creative interaction of the European and indigenous traditions in the paintings and wood carvings that were produced in this rich artistic period. The objects in the exhibition span the 17th and 18th centuries in both Central and South America. Students in the course will be writing papers about the form, content, and affective properties of the objects on display.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Stars and Candy Wrappers, Artist-in-Residence: Stephen Westfall  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

As the 2015 Artist-in-Residence, Stephen Westfall (BA 1975, MFA 1978) has been commissioned to execute a massive painting covering all four walls of Nachman Gallery. Westfall's signature hardedge, geometric brand of abstraction will transform the gallery surfaces into a series of multicolored diamonds, clustered together and floating individually according to an underlying pattern of arrangement. Westfall's design is based on his longstanding investigation of grids, color arrangements, signs and painterly influences that include Picasso's harlequins, Matisse's dancers and Renaissance figures.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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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? Arroyo Burro Beach Who? You and your friends. 2nd Sundays of the Month- Upcoming Dates are Feb. 14, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12. Clean Ups start at 12:00 noon.    
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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  (805) 884-0459 x16
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Studio Sunday on the Front Steps: Sandpaper  
  Air-Dry Clay  
  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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I Am My Own Wife  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

By Doug Wright ..... Not long after the fall of the Berlin Wall, playwright Doug Wright began a conversation with Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, an elegant and eccentric 65-year-old German transvestite who, against all odds, hid from the Nazis in plain sight as a woman. Wright uses more than 30 characters — all played by a single actor — to piece together Charlotte’s controversial life. A profound story of survival. Directed by Jenny Sullivan.   ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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  (805) 965-5400
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Personal Stories II  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

An eclectic collection of original first person true stories performed by their authors. Performers will range from accomplished professional actors to people appearing in front of an audience for the first time in their lives and as authors they will include published, well established writers and others who are just beginning. The performances will range from scripted readings to storytelling. Great stories performed by talented actors. Join the performers after the show for complimentary cookies and milk—because every good story should be toasted with cookies and milk!   ($18 - $28)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
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    Outdoor Nature Exploration  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Explore nature with our Backyard Naturalist. Engage in hands-on activities in the beautiful outdoor settings of the Museum. Interested guests must SIGN UP and MEET outside of the Nature Club House in the Museum Backyard. Space is limited. Close-toed shoes required. (i) jcanty@sbnature2.org or 805-682-4711 ext. 162   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Rachmaninoff’s Most Popular  
  James Judd, Guest Conductor; Ian Parker, Piano  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

Sergei Rachmaninoff has earned a special place in the hearts of classical music aficionados the world over. In February, your Symphony pays tribute to this remarkable composer and piano virtuoso. Join us as we feature some of Rachmaninoff’s most often performed piano pieces, taking you on a magnificent journey to his last composition, Symphonic Dances, considered by many to be the masterpiece and summary of his musical genius.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Symphony
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  (805) 899-2222
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Personal Stories II  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

An eclectic collection of original first person true stories performed by their authors. Performers will range from accomplished professional actors to people appearing in front of an audience for the first time in their lives and as authors they will include published, well established writers and others who are just beginning. The performances will range from scripted readings to storytelling. Great stories performed by talented actors. Join the performers after the show for complimentary cookies and milk—because every good story should be toasted with cookies and milk!   ($18 - $28)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
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  February 15
   
Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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    The Whole Flock: Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

To celebrate our first 100 years, the Maximus Gallery will be showcasing Audubon prints from our Antique Natural History Print Collection. The Whole Flock; a centennial exhibit in three parts begins this spring with Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners. Images from The Birds of America will be accompanied by related bird songs and our historic egg collection highlighted as a reference to the origins of the Museum.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Docent Education Lecture Series, Sea Exploration with Daniel Geiger Ph.D. Malacology  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Join our in-depth but entertaining lecture as we teach our docents how to present a vast array of science and natural history in an engaging way. (i) kcarte-smith@SBNATURE2.ORG or 805-682-4711 ext. 168   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 882-0088
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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The Great Debaters  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin film series. ..... Based on the true story of a young professor of an all-black college in 1935 Marshall, Texas, we are able to experience history as first-hand observers of a little-known event that was foundational to the civil rights movement.   ($10.00 - $20.00)
Presented by ... The Granada Theatre
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  (805) 899-2222
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Personal Stories II  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

An eclectic collection of original first person true stories performed by their authors. Performers will range from accomplished professional actors to people appearing in front of an audience for the first time in their lives and as authors they will include published, well established writers and others who are just beginning. The performances will range from scripted readings to storytelling. Great stories performed by talented actors. Join the performers after the show for complimentary cookies and milk—because every good story should be toasted with cookies and milk!   ($18 - $28)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
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  (805) 963-8198
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  February 16
   
Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 882-0088
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    The Whole Flock: Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

To celebrate our first 100 years, the Maximus Gallery will be showcasing Audubon prints from our Antique Natural History Print Collection. The Whole Flock; a centennial exhibit in three parts begins this spring with Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners. Images from The Birds of America will be accompanied by related bird songs and our historic egg collection highlighted as a reference to the origins of the Museum.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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Interventions: Cayetano Ferrer  
  November 8, 2015 – March 13, 2016  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

This site-specific installation reveals the artist’s ongoing investigation into what he calls object prosthetics—the reconstruction of broken remains using a variety of conceptual and technological methods. Ferrer is interested in architectural fragments—as both objects and as ideas. His Composite series of sculpture is made by filling in pieces of marble or stone with digitally printed PVC that acts as a stand-in for what is perceived as “missing.” What results is a reimagining that can be considered both authentic as well as speculative. Hybrid sculptures that represent part fantasy and part elegy, Ferrer’s works provide the viewer ample space to imagine what lies between historical fact and invention.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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Highlights of the Permanent Collection  
  Opens February 7, 2016 – Ongoing  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

In celebration of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary in 2016, this installation highlights the most celebrated works of art from SBMA’s permanent collection, as well as several of the most exciting gifts and acquisitions in the areas of modern and contemporary art, photography, and the arts of Asia. The small works on paper gallery features favorite photographs of former curator, Karen Sinsheimer, as a tribute to her vision in the building of the permanent collection. This eclectic group of objects, meant to sample the breadth and diversity of the permanent collection while some of the Museum’s galleries are temporarily closed for renovation, includes favorites such as the sensual life-size bronze Bather Putting Up Her Hair (1932) by Aristide Maillol, the haunting Yuan dynasty Seated Luohan (13th century), and the important, early painting by the famed Bay Area Figuration artist Richard Diebenkorn. Ridley-Tree Gallery also continues to showcase favorites of 19th-century Impressionism, such as the beloved Villas in Bordighera (1884) by Claude Monet, along with the long-term loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation and the collection of Michael Armand Hammer. Works of art honoring the collecting acumen of Karen Sinsheimer include photographs such as Michael Light’s captivating appropriation of Southern Lunar Hemisphere (1999)—a work that demonstrates the late curator’s fascination with innovative intersections of art and science.    ($5 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
  Email a Friend
 
   
Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 882-0088
  Email a Friend
 
   
Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
  More Info
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  (805) 882-0088
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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!   ($2 - $6)
Presented by ... Yes You Can Dance Salsa & Bachata
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  (805) 669-7098
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Personal Stories II  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

An eclectic collection of original first person true stories performed by their authors. Performers will range from accomplished professional actors to people appearing in front of an audience for the first time in their lives and as authors they will include published, well established writers and others who are just beginning. The performances will range from scripted readings to storytelling. Great stories performed by talented actors. Join the performers after the show for complimentary cookies and milk—because every good story should be toasted with cookies and milk!   ($18 - $28)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
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  (805) 963-8198
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  February 17
   
Morning Bird Walks at the Garden  
  Rebecca Coulter  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden , 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Join experienced naturalist Rebecca Fagan Coulter as she looks and listens for the diverse and beautiful birds of Mission Canyon. Be sure to bring your bird books and binoculars along on this guided exploration in search of birds of our oak woodland, riparian, and chaparral habitats. Meet in front of the Garden Shop.   ($5 - $15.00)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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  (805) 682-4726 x102
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 882-0088
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    The Whole Flock: Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

To celebrate our first 100 years, the Maximus Gallery will be showcasing Audubon prints from our Antique Natural History Print Collection. The Whole Flock; a centennial exhibit in three parts begins this spring with Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners. Images from The Birds of America will be accompanied by related bird songs and our historic egg collection highlighted as a reference to the origins of the Museum.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 
   
Interventions: Cayetano Ferrer  
  November 8, 2015 – March 13, 2016  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

This site-specific installation reveals the artist’s ongoing investigation into what he calls object prosthetics—the reconstruction of broken remains using a variety of conceptual and technological methods. Ferrer is interested in architectural fragments—as both objects and as ideas. His Composite series of sculpture is made by filling in pieces of marble or stone with digitally printed PVC that acts as a stand-in for what is perceived as “missing.” What results is a reimagining that can be considered both authentic as well as speculative. Hybrid sculptures that represent part fantasy and part elegy, Ferrer’s works provide the viewer ample space to imagine what lies between historical fact and invention.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
  Email a Friend
   

Highlights of the Permanent Collection  
  Opens February 7, 2016 – Ongoing  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

In celebration of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary in 2016, this installation highlights the most celebrated works of art from SBMA’s permanent collection, as well as several of the most exciting gifts and acquisitions in the areas of modern and contemporary art, photography, and the arts of Asia. The small works on paper gallery features favorite photographs of former curator, Karen Sinsheimer, as a tribute to her vision in the building of the permanent collection. This eclectic group of objects, meant to sample the breadth and diversity of the permanent collection while some of the Museum’s galleries are temporarily closed for renovation, includes favorites such as the sensual life-size bronze Bather Putting Up Her Hair (1932) by Aristide Maillol, the haunting Yuan dynasty Seated Luohan (13th century), and the important, early painting by the famed Bay Area Figuration artist Richard Diebenkorn. Ridley-Tree Gallery also continues to showcase favorites of 19th-century Impressionism, such as the beloved Villas in Bordighera (1884) by Claude Monet, along with the long-term loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation and the collection of Michael Armand Hammer. Works of art honoring the collecting acumen of Karen Sinsheimer include photographs such as Michael Light’s captivating appropriation of Southern Lunar Hemisphere (1999)—a work that demonstrates the late curator’s fascination with innovative intersections of art and science.    ($5 - $10)
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Free Noontime Concerts - L’elisir d’amore  
  Santa Barbara Public Library - Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara CA

The Mosher Studio Artists for our 2015/2016 productions of Don Giovanni, L’elisir d’amore and Suor Angelica / Gianni Schicchi will present a series of free Noontime Concerts throughout our next season!. These concerts are offered FREE to the public, and feature the talented members of our Mosher Studio Artists Program. Concerts feature a diverse repertoire of popular and lesser-known operatic offerings, all accompanied by piano. All concerts will be held on Wednesdays in the Faulkner Gallery at the Santa Barbara Public Library.   
Presented by ... Opera Santa Barbara
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
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CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection features artists that studied or lived for a significant period of time in the Golden State. For many years, the art world dismissed the West Coast as a creative backwater. In critical seclusion, post-war artists used California's art schools and universities, including UCSB, to build a network of artist collectives and social movements that spurred innovation and fostered the rise of conceptual art. This exhibition focuses on work from the Museum's collection created during this critical period through to the present day. Including works tied to the Feminist and Black Arts movements, postmodern photography, painting, sculpture, and video art. CALIFORNIA 101 has been mounted in conjunction with Prof. Jenni Sorkin’s class, Art in California, 1940-2016, who will use the works on view for teaching and research purposes.    
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Lucile Lloyd: A Life in Murals  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

This exhibition focuses on the life and work of California muralist and designer Lucile Lloyd (1894-1941). Lloyd worked closely with architects in creating murals and decorative designs for churches, schools and private residences around the Los Angeles area as well as producing work for the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Arts Project. Lloyd’s designs vary from abstract motifs to historical figures to religious and mythological scenes but they all share her sense of imagination and use of vivid color. Also on loan for the first time is her exquisite altarpiece from the St. Mary of the Angels Church in Los Feliz, California. Curated by Alexandra Adler, BA 2014 Art History.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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The Art of Colonial Latin America  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Drawn entirely from the Museum’s Collection, this exhibition focuses on the upper division course, The Arts of Spain and New Spain, taught by Deborah Spivak, Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture Department at UCSB. This course charts both the revolution of the arts in 16th and 17th century Spain and their influence and transformation in the visual culture of the New World. The works on view demonstrate the creative interaction of the European and indigenous traditions in the paintings and wood carvings that were produced in this rich artistic period. The objects in the exhibition span the 17th and 18th centuries in both Central and South America. Students in the course will be writing papers about the form, content, and affective properties of the objects on display.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Stars and Candy Wrappers, Artist-in-Residence: Stephen Westfall  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

As the 2015 Artist-in-Residence, Stephen Westfall (BA 1975, MFA 1978) has been commissioned to execute a massive painting covering all four walls of Nachman Gallery. Westfall's signature hardedge, geometric brand of abstraction will transform the gallery surfaces into a series of multicolored diamonds, clustered together and floating individually according to an underlying pattern of arrangement. Westfall's design is based on his longstanding investigation of grids, color arrangements, signs and painterly influences that include Picasso's harlequins, Matisse's dancers and Renaissance figures.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
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Winter After-School Classes  
  Mixed Media: Inspired by Looking In, Looking Out: Latin American Photography  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

In this 12-week after-school program, students paint, sketch, and construct art, inspired by the Museum’s Latin American photography exhibition. Create a three-dimensional fabric version of Cuban photographer Raúl Corrales’ "Blue Jean", Cuba (1948), paint a colorful portrait of Frida Kahlo as inspired by Lola Álvarez Brovo’s black-and-white photograph of her artist friend, layer everyday objects and combine with an abstract pastel painted landscape to create your personalized version of Leysis Quesada Vera’s photograph "Cuba" (2006).    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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    Antioch University Santa Barbara Graduate Education & Credentialing Programs Info Session  
  Antioch University Santa Barbara, 602 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara CA
Being a part of Antioch University Santa Barbara’s Graduate Education and Credentialing program means joining a family of professionals who value your individual strengths and professional interests. Whether you’re interested in our Master’s degree or securing a credential, we invite you to learn more about our program – with a concentration in Social Justice & Educational Leadership – designed for those who are currently working in education or related field.    
Presented by ... Antioch University
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After the Spill  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

A six-part speaker series to address how Santa Barbara is moving forward after the Plains All American Pipeline spill. Part 1: Intro to Oil Operations in Santa Barbara County (1/13) Part 2 Oil Spill Preparedness - prevention and response(2/10) Part 3: After the Spill - monitoring impacts (2/17) Part 4: Do Your Part - volunteering (3/2) Part 5: The Truth about Seeps (3/16) Part 6: Moving Beyond Oil - sustainable energy and transportation (3/30)   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711 x170
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Quatuor Danel  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

From Belgium, the Danel Quartet has been at the forefront of the European music scene for over 20 years but has never before had representation in the U.S. Their lively and fresh vision on the traditional quartet repertoire has delivered them subsequent praise from public and press. They will perform Mendelssohn: String Quartet No.6 in F minor, Op.80, String Quartet No.16 by the 20th-century Russian composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg, and Schubert’s String Quartet in D minor, D 810 (Death and the Maiden).   ($18 - $22)
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I Am My Own Wife  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

By Doug Wright ..... Not long after the fall of the Berlin Wall, playwright Doug Wright began a conversation with Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, an elegant and eccentric 65-year-old German transvestite who, against all odds, hid from the Nazis in plain sight as a woman. Wright uses more than 30 characters — all played by a single actor — to piece together Charlotte’s controversial life. A profound story of survival. Directed by Jenny Sullivan.   ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton  
  Lisa Fischer  
  UCSB Campbell Hall, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

By any measure of talent and accomplishment, Lisa Fischer is a superstar. Yet, if you do not know her name it is likely because Fischer has spent the last 20 years as the backup singer for the Rolling Stones, Sting, Chris Botti and countless others. In the documentary film 20 Feet from Stardom, Botti raves, “Everyone knew who Lisa Fischer was, she’s the talk of the town… an incredible artist that demands the room’s attention.” Her astonishing range, her spot-on intonation and her mastery of the stage keep her on top of the call list, but the breakout documentary has raised Fischer’s profile so high that she is taking her show on the road, riveting audiences with her interpretations of classic songs from across the rock and pop universe.    ($15 - $35)
Presented by ... UCSB Arts & Lectures
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  (805) 893-3535
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  February 18
   
Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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    The Whole Flock: Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

To celebrate our first 100 years, the Maximus Gallery will be showcasing Audubon prints from our Antique Natural History Print Collection. The Whole Flock; a centennial exhibit in three parts begins this spring with Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners. Images from The Birds of America will be accompanied by related bird songs and our historic egg collection highlighted as a reference to the origins of the Museum.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Interventions: Cayetano Ferrer  
  November 8, 2015 – March 13, 2016  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

This site-specific installation reveals the artist’s ongoing investigation into what he calls object prosthetics—the reconstruction of broken remains using a variety of conceptual and technological methods. Ferrer is interested in architectural fragments—as both objects and as ideas. His Composite series of sculpture is made by filling in pieces of marble or stone with digitally printed PVC that acts as a stand-in for what is perceived as “missing.” What results is a reimagining that can be considered both authentic as well as speculative. Hybrid sculptures that represent part fantasy and part elegy, Ferrer’s works provide the viewer ample space to imagine what lies between historical fact and invention.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Highlights of the Permanent Collection  
  Opens February 7, 2016 – Ongoing  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

In celebration of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary in 2016, this installation highlights the most celebrated works of art from SBMA’s permanent collection, as well as several of the most exciting gifts and acquisitions in the areas of modern and contemporary art, photography, and the arts of Asia. The small works on paper gallery features favorite photographs of former curator, Karen Sinsheimer, as a tribute to her vision in the building of the permanent collection. This eclectic group of objects, meant to sample the breadth and diversity of the permanent collection while some of the Museum’s galleries are temporarily closed for renovation, includes favorites such as the sensual life-size bronze Bather Putting Up Her Hair (1932) by Aristide Maillol, the haunting Yuan dynasty Seated Luohan (13th century), and the important, early painting by the famed Bay Area Figuration artist Richard Diebenkorn. Ridley-Tree Gallery also continues to showcase favorites of 19th-century Impressionism, such as the beloved Villas in Bordighera (1884) by Claude Monet, along with the long-term loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation and the collection of Michael Armand Hammer. Works of art honoring the collecting acumen of Karen Sinsheimer include photographs such as Michael Light’s captivating appropriation of Southern Lunar Hemisphere (1999)—a work that demonstrates the late curator’s fascination with innovative intersections of art and science.    ($5 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection features artists that studied or lived for a significant period of time in the Golden State. For many years, the art world dismissed the West Coast as a creative backwater. In critical seclusion, post-war artists used California's art schools and universities, including UCSB, to build a network of artist collectives and social movements that spurred innovation and fostered the rise of conceptual art. This exhibition focuses on work from the Museum's collection created during this critical period through to the present day. Including works tied to the Feminist and Black Arts movements, postmodern photography, painting, sculpture, and video art. CALIFORNIA 101 has been mounted in conjunction with Prof. Jenni Sorkin’s class, Art in California, 1940-2016, who will use the works on view for teaching and research purposes.    
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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  (805) 893-7564
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Lucile Lloyd: A Life in Murals  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

This exhibition focuses on the life and work of California muralist and designer Lucile Lloyd (1894-1941). Lloyd worked closely with architects in creating murals and decorative designs for churches, schools and private residences around the Los Angeles area as well as producing work for the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Arts Project. Lloyd’s designs vary from abstract motifs to historical figures to religious and mythological scenes but they all share her sense of imagination and use of vivid color. Also on loan for the first time is her exquisite altarpiece from the St. Mary of the Angels Church in Los Feliz, California. Curated by Alexandra Adler, BA 2014 Art History.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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  (805) 893-7564
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The Art of Colonial Latin America  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Drawn entirely from the Museum’s Collection, this exhibition focuses on the upper division course, The Arts of Spain and New Spain, taught by Deborah Spivak, Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture Department at UCSB. This course charts both the revolution of the arts in 16th and 17th century Spain and their influence and transformation in the visual culture of the New World. The works on view demonstrate the creative interaction of the European and indigenous traditions in the paintings and wood carvings that were produced in this rich artistic period. The objects in the exhibition span the 17th and 18th centuries in both Central and South America. Students in the course will be writing papers about the form, content, and affective properties of the objects on display.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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  (805) 893-7564
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Stars and Candy Wrappers, Artist-in-Residence: Stephen Westfall  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

As the 2015 Artist-in-Residence, Stephen Westfall (BA 1975, MFA 1978) has been commissioned to execute a massive painting covering all four walls of Nachman Gallery. Westfall's signature hardedge, geometric brand of abstraction will transform the gallery surfaces into a series of multicolored diamonds, clustered together and floating individually according to an underlying pattern of arrangement. Westfall's design is based on his longstanding investigation of grids, color arrangements, signs and painterly influences that include Picasso's harlequins, Matisse's dancers and Renaissance figures.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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  (805) 893-7564
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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Winter After-School Classes  
  Ceramics After-School Class  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Ages 7–12 Learn the basic techniques of sculptural and functional ceramics, including hand building and wheel throwing in a fun and relaxed environment. Students create simple clay forms and experiment with surface decoration and glazing techniques, inspired by the exhibition "Piranesi: Architecture of the Imagination".    
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    TALK: The Natural and the Supernatural in the Scientific Study of Meditation and the Cognitive Scien  
  John D. Dunne  
  UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Room 6020, Santa Barbara CA
Over the last two decades, some of the most influential scientific studies of meditation have examined practices based derived from Buddhism, and the success of these studies—as expressed in impact factors, citation rates, and grant funding—likely rests in part on their capacity to articulate “meditation” in a fashion that remains strictly naturalistic. During the same period, however, the cognitive science of religion (CSR) has routinely deployed the category of the “supernatural” as essential to anything that we can properly call “religion.” From the CSR perspective, one might conclude that the naturalistic rhetoric found in scientific studies simply reflects the ongoing modernist strategy of formulating a “scientific Buddhism” that is not a “religion.” While illuminating, this interpretation nevertheless leaves in place the highly problematic notion of the “supernatural” itself, especially as the marker of “religion.” This talk explores the aligned oppositions of natural/supernatural and science/religion within both the science of meditation and the Cognitive Science of Religion, and drawing on the critique offered long ago by Emile Durkheim, it shows how the rhetoric of both contexts remains largely blind to the modernist assumptions inherent in the concept of the “supernatural.” Sponsored by the IHC’s Idee Levitan Endowment and the IHC series The Humanities and the Brain.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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Entomology for Gardeners & Botanists  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Class meets every Thursday for six weeks (Feb. 11, 18, 25, Mar. 3, 10, & 17) at 4:30-6:30PM. Additional Saturday Field Day (Mar. 5) at 9am-12PM.   ($100 - $150)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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I Am My Own Wife  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

By Doug Wright ..... Not long after the fall of the Berlin Wall, playwright Doug Wright began a conversation with Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, an elegant and eccentric 65-year-old German transvestite who, against all odds, hid from the Nazis in plain sight as a woman. Wright uses more than 30 characters — all played by a single actor — to piece together Charlotte’s controversial life. A profound story of survival. Directed by Jenny Sullivan.   ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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  (805) 965-5400
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  February 19
    SYMPOSIUM: Nabokov’s Idioms: Translating Foreignness  
  Flying A Studios Room, UCSB University Center, Santa Barbara CA
SYMPOSIUM: Nabokov’s Idioms: Translating Foreignness Conveners: Sara Pankenier Weld and Sven Spieker (Germanic & Slavic Studies, UCSB) Friday, February 19, 2016 / 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM University Center, Flying A Studios Room This one-day symposium will investigate Nabokov’s writerly practice as a broadly conceived effort of translation. An émigré writer whose works were translated into many languages, Nabokov was himself a notorious translator. Yet translation, in his work, is much more than the mere transposition of a literary text from one language into another – it is a creative principle. In this symposium we propose to investigate what we see as Nabokov’s translational poetics – a comprehensive effort to relate to foreignness and the ‘Other’ that is, as such, also a powerful contribution to literary modernism, its media, and its critique. Speakers include Julia Bekman Chadaga (Macalester College), Yuri Leving (Dalhousie University), Didier Maleuvre (UCSB), R. Dyche Mullins (UCSF), Galina Rylkova (University of Florida, Gainesville), Julia Trubikhina (Hunter College, CUNY), Lisa Ryoko Wakamiya and Robert Romanchuk (Florida State University), and Sara Pankenier Weld (UCSB). The symposium is held in honor of professor emeritus Don Barton Johnson in recognition of his extensive contributions to the field of Nabokov studies. Sponsored by the College of Letters and Science, Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies, Comparative Literature Program, Graduate Center for Literary Research, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, Department of English, College of Creative Studies, Department of French & Italian, Spanish & Portuguese, Department of Linguistics, and Translation Studies.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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SYMPOSIUM: Nabokov’s Idioms: Translating Foreignness  
  UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, University Center, Flying A Studios Room, Santa Barbara CA
This one-day symposium will investigate Nabokov’s writerly practice as a broadly conceived effort of translation. An émigré writer whose works were translated into many languages, Nabokov was himself a notorious translator. Yet translation, in his work, is much more than the mere transposition of a literary text from one language into another – it is a creative principle. In this symposium we propose to investigate what we see as Nabokov’s translational poetics – a comprehensive effort to relate to foreignness and the ‘Other’ that is, as such, also a powerful contribution to literary modernism, its media, and its critique. Speakers include Julia Bekman Chadaga (Macalester College), Yuri Leving (Dalhousie University), Didier Maleuvre (UCSB), R. Dyche Mullins (UCSF), Galina Rylkova (University of Florida, Gainesville), Julia Trubikhina (Hunter College, CUNY), Lisa Ryoko Wakamiya and Robert Romanchuk (Florida State University), and Sara Pankenier Weld (UCSB). The symposium is held in honor of professor emeritus Don Barton Johnson in recognition of his extensive contributions to the field of Nabokov studies. Sponsored by the College of Letters and Science, Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies, Comparative Literature Program, Graduate Center for Literary Research, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, Department of English, College of Creative Studies, Department of French & Italian, Spanish & Portuguese, Department of Linguistics, and Translation Studies.    ($0
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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    The Whole Flock: Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

To celebrate our first 100 years, the Maximus Gallery will be showcasing Audubon prints from our Antique Natural History Print Collection. The Whole Flock; a centennial exhibit in three parts begins this spring with Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners. Images from The Birds of America will be accompanied by related bird songs and our historic egg collection highlighted as a reference to the origins of the Museum.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Gem Faire  
  Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara CA

Gem Faire has made special efforts in making each Gem Faire a community event! All Gem & Bead Faires are open to the public. Classes & demonstrations are offered at every Bead Faire and most Gem Faires. Jewelry repair service while you wait. Plus, a chance to win hourly door prizes at every Gem Faire location.    ($0 - $7)
Presented by ... Earl Warren Showgrounds
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  (503) 252-8300
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Interventions: Cayetano Ferrer  
  November 8, 2015 – March 13, 2016  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

This site-specific installation reveals the artist’s ongoing investigation into what he calls object prosthetics—the reconstruction of broken remains using a variety of conceptual and technological methods. Ferrer is interested in architectural fragments—as both objects and as ideas. His Composite series of sculpture is made by filling in pieces of marble or stone with digitally printed PVC that acts as a stand-in for what is perceived as “missing.” What results is a reimagining that can be considered both authentic as well as speculative. Hybrid sculptures that represent part fantasy and part elegy, Ferrer’s works provide the viewer ample space to imagine what lies between historical fact and invention.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Highlights of the Permanent Collection  
  Opens February 7, 2016 – Ongoing  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

In celebration of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary in 2016, this installation highlights the most celebrated works of art from SBMA’s permanent collection, as well as several of the most exciting gifts and acquisitions in the areas of modern and contemporary art, photography, and the arts of Asia. The small works on paper gallery features favorite photographs of former curator, Karen Sinsheimer, as a tribute to her vision in the building of the permanent collection. This eclectic group of objects, meant to sample the breadth and diversity of the permanent collection while some of the Museum’s galleries are temporarily closed for renovation, includes favorites such as the sensual life-size bronze Bather Putting Up Her Hair (1932) by Aristide Maillol, the haunting Yuan dynasty Seated Luohan (13th century), and the important, early painting by the famed Bay Area Figuration artist Richard Diebenkorn. Ridley-Tree Gallery also continues to showcase favorites of 19th-century Impressionism, such as the beloved Villas in Bordighera (1884) by Claude Monet, along with the long-term loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation and the collection of Michael Armand Hammer. Works of art honoring the collecting acumen of Karen Sinsheimer include photographs such as Michael Light’s captivating appropriation of Southern Lunar Hemisphere (1999)—a work that demonstrates the late curator’s fascination with innovative intersections of art and science.    ($5 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Drawing the Natives  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Six-week class on Fridays (Feb. 12, 19, 26, Mar. 4, 11, & 18) at 11:00AM-1:00PM.   ($85 - $100)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection features artists that studied or lived for a significant period of time in the Golden State. For many years, the art world dismissed the West Coast as a creative backwater. In critical seclusion, post-war artists used California's art schools and universities, including UCSB, to build a network of artist collectives and social movements that spurred innovation and fostered the rise of conceptual art. This exhibition focuses on work from the Museum's collection created during this critical period through to the present day. Including works tied to the Feminist and Black Arts movements, postmodern photography, painting, sculpture, and video art. CALIFORNIA 101 has been mounted in conjunction with Prof. Jenni Sorkin’s class, Art in California, 1940-2016, who will use the works on view for teaching and research purposes.    
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Lucile Lloyd: A Life in Murals  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

This exhibition focuses on the life and work of California muralist and designer Lucile Lloyd (1894-1941). Lloyd worked closely with architects in creating murals and decorative designs for churches, schools and private residences around the Los Angeles area as well as producing work for the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Arts Project. Lloyd’s designs vary from abstract motifs to historical figures to religious and mythological scenes but they all share her sense of imagination and use of vivid color. Also on loan for the first time is her exquisite altarpiece from the St. Mary of the Angels Church in Los Feliz, California. Curated by Alexandra Adler, BA 2014 Art History.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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The Art of Colonial Latin America  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Drawn entirely from the Museum’s Collection, this exhibition focuses on the upper division course, The Arts of Spain and New Spain, taught by Deborah Spivak, Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture Department at UCSB. This course charts both the revolution of the arts in 16th and 17th century Spain and their influence and transformation in the visual culture of the New World. The works on view demonstrate the creative interaction of the European and indigenous traditions in the paintings and wood carvings that were produced in this rich artistic period. The objects in the exhibition span the 17th and 18th centuries in both Central and South America. Students in the course will be writing papers about the form, content, and affective properties of the objects on display.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Stars and Candy Wrappers, Artist-in-Residence: Stephen Westfall  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

As the 2015 Artist-in-Residence, Stephen Westfall (BA 1975, MFA 1978) has been commissioned to execute a massive painting covering all four walls of Nachman Gallery. Westfall's signature hardedge, geometric brand of abstraction will transform the gallery surfaces into a series of multicolored diamonds, clustered together and floating individually according to an underlying pattern of arrangement. Westfall's design is based on his longstanding investigation of grids, color arrangements, signs and painterly influences that include Picasso's harlequins, Matisse's dancers and Renaissance figures.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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    TALK: When the State Stops: The Unruly Demise of Federal Civil Rights Activism  
  Desmond King  
  UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Room 4041, Santa Barbara CA
Professor King is a renowned scholar of race and politics in American political development, comparative welfare politics and labor market policy, democratization and immigration policy. He is the author of many books, including Making Americans: Immigration, Race, and the Origins of Diverse Democracy (2002) and, with Lawrence Jacobs, Fed Power: The Federal Reserve and the Great Recession (forthcoming).   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
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    Environment in Focus film: Strong at the Broken Places  
  Antioch University Santa Barbara, 602 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara CA
Antioch University Santa Barbara presents the next Environment in Focus film "Strong at the Broken Places: Turning Trauma into Recovery" on Friday, February 19 from 7-9 p.m. "Strong at the Broken Places" is a short educational video about people devastated by trauma and loss who find common ground for their journeys to recovery.   
Presented by ... Antioch University
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I Am My Own Wife  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

By Doug Wright ..... Not long after the fall of the Berlin Wall, playwright Doug Wright began a conversation with Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, an elegant and eccentric 65-year-old German transvestite who, against all odds, hid from the Nazis in plain sight as a woman. Wright uses more than 30 characters — all played by a single actor — to piece together Charlotte’s controversial life. A profound story of survival. Directed by Jenny Sullivan.   ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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HH11 Dance Festival  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

Presented by Nebula Dance Lab, HH11 Dance Festival is an annual dance festival in its second year, showcasing more than thirty works within three unique shows. Artists featured in the 2016 festival include: Weslie Ching (SB); Fuse Dance Company (LA); Kiruthika Rathanaswami (Canada); Watson Dance (OC); ArtBark International (SB); SELAH Dance Collective (SB); RE Dance Group (IL); The Dance Network (SB); Nebula Dance Lab (SB); Carisa Carroll (SB); Motion Theatre Dance Company (SB); Jessica Kondrath, The Movement (LB); Nectar/Cybil Gilbertson (SB); Rebecca Bryant (LA); Alyssa Mitchel (SF); Janos Feledi/Feledi Project(Budapest; Hungary); Lauren Chertudi (SB); Rubans Rouges Dance Company (LA); Nicole Powell (SB); Kendra Pearson (SF); Allan Hancock College Dance (SM), Louise Reichlin & Dancers/LA Choreographers & Dancers (LA).    ($21 - $65)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
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Deckers Brands & Lobero Live present The New Luis Muñoz Jazz Quintet featuring Téka  
  New Luis Muñoz Jazz Quintet + Téka  
  Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara CA

Luis Muñoz, composer, arranger, producer and percussionist, was born in San José, Costa Rica. In 1972 Luis entered the University of Costa Rica and the National Music Conservatory, where he studied both Architecture and Music. In 1974 Luis completed his degree in music composition at the University of California, Santa Barbara, under the tutelage of renowned British composer Peter Fricker. Luis Muñoz has written music for documentaries, animation films, dance and theater, and has performed in some of the best Jazz festivals and venues in the world.   ($25 - $60)
Presented by ... Lobero Theatre
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HHII Dance Festival  
  International & National companies, 30+ dance works, highlighting performances from 75+ artists- 3 unique shows  
  Center Stage Theater , 751 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara CA
HHII Dance Festival 2016 Presented by Nebula Dance Lab, HH11 Dance Festival is an annual dance festival in its 2nd year, showcasing 30+ works within three unique shows. Artists featured in the 2016 festival include: Weslie Ching (SB), Fuse Dance Company (LA), Kiruthika Rathanaswami (Canada), Watson Dance (OC), ArtBark International (SB), SELAH Dance Collective (SB), RE|Dance Group (IL), The Dance Network (SB), Nebula Dance Lab (SB), Carisa Carroll (SB), Motion Theatre Dance Company (SB), Jessica Kondrath | THE MOVEMENT (LB), NECTAR | Cybil Gilbertson (SB), Rebecca Bryant (LA), Alyssa Mitchel (SF), Janos Feledi | FELEDI PROJECT (Budapest, Hungary), Lauren Chertudi (SB), Rubans Rouges Dance Company (LA), Nicole Powell (SB), Kendra Pearson (SF), Allan Hancock College Dance (SM), Louise Reichlin & Dancers | LA Choreographers & Dancers (LA).    ($16 - $65)
Presented by ... Nebula Dance Lab
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    VNHC Hospice Volunteer Spring Training  
  Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care of Santa Barbara, 512 East Gutierrez Street, Suite A, Santa Barbara CA
Applications must be into the volunteer office by February 19th in order to complete interviews prior to training. The Spring Training begins March 1, continues weekly for five consecutive Tuesdays, and ends on March 29. Each session is from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM and all training is held at 512 East Gutierrez Street in Santa Barbara.   
Presented by ... Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care of Santa Barbara
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  February 20
   
Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
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Procrastination and Perfectionism  
  Gloria (Arenson) Brockway  
  SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning , 310 W. Padre Street, Santa Barbara CA

It is difficult to give up procrastinating until you understand the function it serves in your life. Explore the hidden roots of procrastination and uncover the five fears that underlie this problem. Learn specific skills to overcome fears, defeat perfectionism, and take action now.   ($32.00
Presented by ... SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning
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Helping Children Heal From Stress and Trauma  
  Aletha Solter  
  SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning , 310 W. Padre Street, Santa Barbara CA

Stress and trauma early in life can alter children's neurobiological systems and lead to anxiety, aggressive behavior, hyperactivity, attachment disorders, sleep problems, learning difficulties, depression, and physical illnesses. Luckily, children know how to heal from trauma if we give them the opportunity. You will learn how to create an atmosphere of emotional safety in which babies and children can restore emotional health. The focus will be on facilitating children's spontaneous stress-release mechanisms of play, laughter, crying, and raging.   ($48.00
Presented by ... SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning
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    The Whole Flock: Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

To celebrate our first 100 years, the Maximus Gallery will be showcasing Audubon prints from our Antique Natural History Print Collection. The Whole Flock; a centennial exhibit in three parts begins this spring with Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners. Images from The Birds of America will be accompanied by related bird songs and our historic egg collection highlighted as a reference to the origins of the Museum.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Gem Faire  
  Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara CA

Gem Faire has made special efforts in making each Gem Faire a community event! All Gem & Bead Faires are open to the public. Classes & demonstrations are offered at every Bead Faire and most Gem Faires. Jewelry repair service while you wait. Plus, a chance to win hourly door prizes at every Gem Faire location.    ($0 - $7)
Presented by ... Earl Warren Showgrounds
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  (503) 252-8300
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Pet Pencils Art From Scrap Workshop  
  Brad nack  
  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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Interventions: Cayetano Ferrer  
  November 8, 2015 – March 13, 2016  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

This site-specific installation reveals the artist’s ongoing investigation into what he calls object prosthetics—the reconstruction of broken remains using a variety of conceptual and technological methods. Ferrer is interested in architectural fragments—as both objects and as ideas. His Composite series of sculpture is made by filling in pieces of marble or stone with digitally printed PVC that acts as a stand-in for what is perceived as “missing.” What results is a reimagining that can be considered both authentic as well as speculative. Hybrid sculptures that represent part fantasy and part elegy, Ferrer’s works provide the viewer ample space to imagine what lies between historical fact and invention.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Highlights of the Permanent Collection  
  Opens February 7, 2016 – Ongoing  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

In celebration of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary in 2016, this installation highlights the most celebrated works of art from SBMA’s permanent collection, as well as several of the most exciting gifts and acquisitions in the areas of modern and contemporary art, photography, and the arts of Asia. The small works on paper gallery features favorite photographs of former curator, Karen Sinsheimer, as a tribute to her vision in the building of the permanent collection. This eclectic group of objects, meant to sample the breadth and diversity of the permanent collection while some of the Museum’s galleries are temporarily closed for renovation, includes favorites such as the sensual life-size bronze Bather Putting Up Her Hair (1932) by Aristide Maillol, the haunting Yuan dynasty Seated Luohan (13th century), and the important, early painting by the famed Bay Area Figuration artist Richard Diebenkorn. Ridley-Tree Gallery also continues to showcase favorites of 19th-century Impressionism, such as the beloved Villas in Bordighera (1884) by Claude Monet, along with the long-term loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation and the collection of Michael Armand Hammer. Works of art honoring the collecting acumen of Karen Sinsheimer include photographs such as Michael Light’s captivating appropriation of Southern Lunar Hemisphere (1999)—a work that demonstrates the late curator’s fascination with innovative intersections of art and science.    ($5 - $10)
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Neal Graffy and Annie Dahlgren, present "A Murder at the Potter Hotel" at SB Genealogy Soc  
  Neal Graffy and Annie Dahlgren  
  First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance at State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Neal Graffy, local writer and Santa Barbara Historian, along with coauthor singer/songwriter & award winning screenwriter Annie J Dahlgren, presents their recently released book, A Murder at the Potter Hotel, at the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society’s monthly meeting, Saturday, February 20, at the First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance at State Street, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. A Murder at the Potter Hotel is about a time and place - Santa Barbara in 1908 with the arrival of the 16 battleships of President Roosevelt's Great White Fleet during their global voyage. A murder occurs at the waterfront Potter Hotel and Leontine Birabent, a piano teacher, inadvertently gets involved, and sets out to determine what happened.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Genealogical Society
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
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CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection features artists that studied or lived for a significant period of time in the Golden State. For many years, the art world dismissed the West Coast as a creative backwater. In critical seclusion, post-war artists used California's art schools and universities, including UCSB, to build a network of artist collectives and social movements that spurred innovation and fostered the rise of conceptual art. This exhibition focuses on work from the Museum's collection created during this critical period through to the present day. Including works tied to the Feminist and Black Arts movements, postmodern photography, painting, sculpture, and video art. CALIFORNIA 101 has been mounted in conjunction with Prof. Jenni Sorkin’s class, Art in California, 1940-2016, who will use the works on view for teaching and research purposes.    
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Lucile Lloyd: A Life in Murals  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

This exhibition focuses on the life and work of California muralist and designer Lucile Lloyd (1894-1941). Lloyd worked closely with architects in creating murals and decorative designs for churches, schools and private residences around the Los Angeles area as well as producing work for the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Arts Project. Lloyd’s designs vary from abstract motifs to historical figures to religious and mythological scenes but they all share her sense of imagination and use of vivid color. Also on loan for the first time is her exquisite altarpiece from the St. Mary of the Angels Church in Los Feliz, California. Curated by Alexandra Adler, BA 2014 Art History.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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The Art of Colonial Latin America  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Drawn entirely from the Museum’s Collection, this exhibition focuses on the upper division course, The Arts of Spain and New Spain, taught by Deborah Spivak, Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture Department at UCSB. This course charts both the revolution of the arts in 16th and 17th century Spain and their influence and transformation in the visual culture of the New World. The works on view demonstrate the creative interaction of the European and indigenous traditions in the paintings and wood carvings that were produced in this rich artistic period. The objects in the exhibition span the 17th and 18th centuries in both Central and South America. Students in the course will be writing papers about the form, content, and affective properties of the objects on display.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Stars and Candy Wrappers, Artist-in-Residence: Stephen Westfall  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

As the 2015 Artist-in-Residence, Stephen Westfall (BA 1975, MFA 1978) has been commissioned to execute a massive painting covering all four walls of Nachman Gallery. Westfall's signature hardedge, geometric brand of abstraction will transform the gallery surfaces into a series of multicolored diamonds, clustered together and floating individually according to an underlying pattern of arrangement. Westfall's design is based on his longstanding investigation of grids, color arrangements, signs and painterly influences that include Picasso's harlequins, Matisse's dancers and Renaissance figures.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Botanic Beer Garden  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Zach Rosen our cicerone and brew pilot is back with a new drinking tour of the Garden. Enjoy microbrew beers uniquely paired with our horticultural displays. Located just a mile up Mission Canyon on your left. All proceeds go to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that relies on community support to help us protect native plants through education, conservation and research while enjoying brews, bites, and live music.   ($60 - $120)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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I Am My Own Wife  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

By Doug Wright ..... Not long after the fall of the Berlin Wall, playwright Doug Wright began a conversation with Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, an elegant and eccentric 65-year-old German transvestite who, against all odds, hid from the Nazis in plain sight as a woman. Wright uses more than 30 characters — all played by a single actor — to piece together Charlotte’s controversial life. A profound story of survival. Directed by Jenny Sullivan.   ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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Always Free Concert - Santa Barbara Music Club  
  Carol Ann Manzi & Thomas Heck; Eliana & Elizabeth van Renterghen; Kim Holmquist & Bridget Hough  
  Santa Barbara Public Library - Faulkner Gallery, 40 E Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara CA

One of the highlights of Santa Barbara Music Club's concerts is the opportunity for audiences to hear great music from a variety of historical periods, with a diversity of musical forms, performed by excellent artists. The program opens with an impressive three-part presentation entitled "Songs We Live By," featuring Carol Ann Manzi, soprano, and Thomas Heck, classical guitar. Beginning with "Songs About You," comprising the familiar The Song is You and All the Things You Are, by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein, then turning to "Songs Turning Conventional Wisdom On Its Head," comprising the powerful Reversals, a Song Cycle by Thomas Heck on Poems by David Krieger, then finally "Songs of Courage and Resolve," comprising the popular Somewhere (from West Side Story) by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, and You'll Never Walk Alone, by Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Music Club
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  (805) 405-3218
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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    Dances of Universal Peace  
  Yoga Soup, 28 Parker Way, Santa Barbara CA
Come join us for the Dances of Universal Peace! This is a participatory, nondenominational, heart-opening practice of honoring the beautiful messages contained in the world's spiritual traditions through singing and circle dancing to sacred phrases. The words, melodies, meanings of the sacred phrases, and the movements -- which are simple -- are taught. No experience or partner is needed. (For the comfort of those who are chemically sensitive, please refrain from wearing scented products.)    ($10 - $15)
Presented by ... Dances of Universal Peace
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Don Quixote  
  Granada Theatre, 1216 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

One of ballet’s most engaging stories, Don Quixote is based on the famous novel Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes. The story has served as inspiration for countless works of art, theatre, music, opera, dance and film. The first known ballet interpretation was presented in Vienna in 1740 and focused on the central character of Don Quixote. Later versions focused on the second part of Cervantes’ novel about the love story of Kitri and Basilio. In 1869, choreographer Marius Petipa premiered his version at the Bolshoi Ballet, accompanied by a commissioned score by Ludwig Minkus. This version continues to serve as the foundation for present-day staging of the ballet.    ($24 - $104)
Presented by ... State Street Ballet
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I Am My Own Wife  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

By Doug Wright ..... Not long after the fall of the Berlin Wall, playwright Doug Wright began a conversation with Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, an elegant and eccentric 65-year-old German transvestite who, against all odds, hid from the Nazis in plain sight as a woman. Wright uses more than 30 characters — all played by a single actor — to piece together Charlotte’s controversial life. A profound story of survival. Directed by Jenny Sullivan.   ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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HH11 Dance Festival  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

Presented by Nebula Dance Lab, HH11 Dance Festival is an annual dance festival in its second year, showcasing more than thirty works within three unique shows. Artists featured in the 2016 festival include: Weslie Ching (SB); Fuse Dance Company (LA); Kiruthika Rathanaswami (Canada); Watson Dance (OC); ArtBark International (SB); SELAH Dance Collective (SB); RE Dance Group (IL); The Dance Network (SB); Nebula Dance Lab (SB); Carisa Carroll (SB); Motion Theatre Dance Company (SB); Jessica Kondrath, The Movement (LB); Nectar/Cybil Gilbertson (SB); Rebecca Bryant (LA); Alyssa Mitchel (SF); Janos Feledi/Feledi Project(Budapest; Hungary); Lauren Chertudi (SB); Rubans Rouges Dance Company (LA); Nicole Powell (SB); Kendra Pearson (SF); Allan Hancock College Dance (SM), Louise Reichlin & Dancers/LA Choreographers & Dancers (LA).    ($21 - $65)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
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SALSA WITH LOVE!!!  
  AYNI Gallery, 216 State Street, Santa Barbara CA
Join us for our monthly celebration of salsa dance, celebrating our love of salsa! All ages welcome! Lessons begin at 8:00 pm with open dancing from 9:00 pm to 1:30 am LIVE DJ's !!! DJ PRINCE DJ BYRON Ayni Gallery 216 State St. Santa Barbara, CA (opposite the Amtrak station in the Funk Zone) $10 general admission LADIES DANCE FREE!!!! See you all on at the dance floor!!!!   ($10
Presented by ... Yes You Can Dance Salsa & Bachata
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  (805) 669-7098
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HHII Dance Festival  
  International & National companies, 30+ dance works, highlighting performances from 75+ artists- 3 unique shows  
  Center Stage Theater , 751 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara CA
HHII Dance Festival 2016 Presented by Nebula Dance Lab, HH11 Dance Festival is an annual dance festival in its 2nd year, showcasing 30+ works within three unique shows. Artists featured in the 2016 festival include: Weslie Ching (SB), Fuse Dance Company (LA), Kiruthika Rathanaswami (Canada), Watson Dance (OC), ArtBark International (SB), SELAH Dance Collective (SB), RE|Dance Group (IL), The Dance Network (SB), Nebula Dance Lab (SB), Carisa Carroll (SB), Motion Theatre Dance Company (SB), Jessica Kondrath | THE MOVEMENT (LB), NECTAR | Cybil Gilbertson (SB), Rebecca Bryant (LA), Alyssa Mitchel (SF), Janos Feledi | FELEDI PROJECT (Budapest, Hungary), Lauren Chertudi (SB), Rubans Rouges Dance Company (LA), Nicole Powell (SB), Kendra Pearson (SF), Allan Hancock College Dance (SM), Louise Reichlin & Dancers | LA Choreographers & Dancers (LA).    ($16 - $65)
Presented by ... Nebula Dance Lab
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  February 21
    The Whole Flock: Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

To celebrate our first 100 years, the Maximus Gallery will be showcasing Audubon prints from our Antique Natural History Print Collection. The Whole Flock; a centennial exhibit in three parts begins this spring with Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners. Images from The Birds of America will be accompanied by related bird songs and our historic egg collection highlighted as a reference to the origins of the Museum.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Family Nature Day  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Enjoy FREE admission and discover the fun and wonder of nature as you explore The Museum Backyard and Nature Club House.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Gem Faire  
  Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara CA

Gem Faire has made special efforts in making each Gem Faire a community event! All Gem & Bead Faires are open to the public. Classes & demonstrations are offered at every Bead Faire and most Gem Faires. Jewelry repair service while you wait. Plus, a chance to win hourly door prizes at every Gem Faire location.    ($0 - $7)
Presented by ... Earl Warren Showgrounds
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  (503) 252-8300
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Interventions: Cayetano Ferrer  
  November 8, 2015 – March 13, 2016  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

This site-specific installation reveals the artist’s ongoing investigation into what he calls object prosthetics—the reconstruction of broken remains using a variety of conceptual and technological methods. Ferrer is interested in architectural fragments—as both objects and as ideas. His Composite series of sculpture is made by filling in pieces of marble or stone with digitally printed PVC that acts as a stand-in for what is perceived as “missing.” What results is a reimagining that can be considered both authentic as well as speculative. Hybrid sculptures that represent part fantasy and part elegy, Ferrer’s works provide the viewer ample space to imagine what lies between historical fact and invention.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Highlights of the Permanent Collection  
  Opens February 7, 2016 – Ongoing  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

In celebration of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary in 2016, this installation highlights the most celebrated works of art from SBMA’s permanent collection, as well as several of the most exciting gifts and acquisitions in the areas of modern and contemporary art, photography, and the arts of Asia. The small works on paper gallery features favorite photographs of former curator, Karen Sinsheimer, as a tribute to her vision in the building of the permanent collection. This eclectic group of objects, meant to sample the breadth and diversity of the permanent collection while some of the Museum’s galleries are temporarily closed for renovation, includes favorites such as the sensual life-size bronze Bather Putting Up Her Hair (1932) by Aristide Maillol, the haunting Yuan dynasty Seated Luohan (13th century), and the important, early painting by the famed Bay Area Figuration artist Richard Diebenkorn. Ridley-Tree Gallery also continues to showcase favorites of 19th-century Impressionism, such as the beloved Villas in Bordighera (1884) by Claude Monet, along with the long-term loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation and the collection of Michael Armand Hammer. Works of art honoring the collecting acumen of Karen Sinsheimer include photographs such as Michael Light’s captivating appropriation of Southern Lunar Hemisphere (1999)—a work that demonstrates the late curator’s fascination with innovative intersections of art and science.    ($5 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection features artists that studied or lived for a significant period of time in the Golden State. For many years, the art world dismissed the West Coast as a creative backwater. In critical seclusion, post-war artists used California's art schools and universities, including UCSB, to build a network of artist collectives and social movements that spurred innovation and fostered the rise of conceptual art. This exhibition focuses on work from the Museum's collection created during this critical period through to the present day. Including works tied to the Feminist and Black Arts movements, postmodern photography, painting, sculpture, and video art. CALIFORNIA 101 has been mounted in conjunction with Prof. Jenni Sorkin’s class, Art in California, 1940-2016, who will use the works on view for teaching and research purposes.    
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Lucile Lloyd: A Life in Murals  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

This exhibition focuses on the life and work of California muralist and designer Lucile Lloyd (1894-1941). Lloyd worked closely with architects in creating murals and decorative designs for churches, schools and private residences around the Los Angeles area as well as producing work for the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Arts Project. Lloyd’s designs vary from abstract motifs to historical figures to religious and mythological scenes but they all share her sense of imagination and use of vivid color. Also on loan for the first time is her exquisite altarpiece from the St. Mary of the Angels Church in Los Feliz, California. Curated by Alexandra Adler, BA 2014 Art History.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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The Art of Colonial Latin America  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Drawn entirely from the Museum’s Collection, this exhibition focuses on the upper division course, The Arts of Spain and New Spain, taught by Deborah Spivak, Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture Department at UCSB. This course charts both the revolution of the arts in 16th and 17th century Spain and their influence and transformation in the visual culture of the New World. The works on view demonstrate the creative interaction of the European and indigenous traditions in the paintings and wood carvings that were produced in this rich artistic period. The objects in the exhibition span the 17th and 18th centuries in both Central and South America. Students in the course will be writing papers about the form, content, and affective properties of the objects on display.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Stars and Candy Wrappers, Artist-in-Residence: Stephen Westfall  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

As the 2015 Artist-in-Residence, Stephen Westfall (BA 1975, MFA 1978) has been commissioned to execute a massive painting covering all four walls of Nachman Gallery. Westfall's signature hardedge, geometric brand of abstraction will transform the gallery surfaces into a series of multicolored diamonds, clustered together and floating individually according to an underlying pattern of arrangement. Westfall's design is based on his longstanding investigation of grids, color arrangements, signs and painterly influences that include Picasso's harlequins, Matisse's dancers and Renaissance figures.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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S.B Jazz Society presents Ginger Berglund & Scott Whitfield  
  Scott Whitfield, Ginger Berglund, Roger Neuman, Jennifer Leitham, Kendall Kay, Jeff Colella  
  SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State Street, Suite 205, Santa Barbara CA

Scott Whitfield has assembled a stellar cast for his debut as a Jazz Society leader. They are Ginger Berglund, vocalist from the Modernaires, Roger Neuman on Tenor Sax, Jennifer Leitham on Bass, drummer Kendall Kay, and pianist Jeff Colella. Scott, one of LA’s busiest trombonists, arranger and composer was with the Pied Pipers for 10 years. This concert will feature the Johnny Mandel songbook, Scotts last CD. They’ll play The Shadow Of Your Smile, Emily and many other Mandel’s hit songs.    ($7.00 - $25.00)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Jazz Society
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  (805) 687-7123
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I Am My Own Wife  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

By Doug Wright ..... Not long after the fall of the Berlin Wall, playwright Doug Wright began a conversation with Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, an elegant and eccentric 65-year-old German transvestite who, against all odds, hid from the Nazis in plain sight as a woman. Wright uses more than 30 characters — all played by a single actor — to piece together Charlotte’s controversial life. A profound story of survival. Directed by Jenny Sullivan.   ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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  (805) 965-5400
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HH11 Dance Festival  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

Presented by Nebula Dance Lab, HH11 Dance Festival is an annual dance festival in its second year, showcasing more than thirty works within three unique shows. Artists featured in the 2016 festival include: Weslie Ching (SB); Fuse Dance Company (LA); Kiruthika Rathanaswami (Canada); Watson Dance (OC); ArtBark International (SB); SELAH Dance Collective (SB); RE Dance Group (IL); The Dance Network (SB); Nebula Dance Lab (SB); Carisa Carroll (SB); Motion Theatre Dance Company (SB); Jessica Kondrath, The Movement (LB); Nectar/Cybil Gilbertson (SB); Rebecca Bryant (LA); Alyssa Mitchel (SF); Janos Feledi/Feledi Project(Budapest; Hungary); Lauren Chertudi (SB); Rubans Rouges Dance Company (LA); Nicole Powell (SB); Kendra Pearson (SF); Allan Hancock College Dance (SM), Louise Reichlin & Dancers/LA Choreographers & Dancers (LA).    ($21 - $65)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
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  (805) 963-8198
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HHII Dance Festival  
  International & National companies, 30+ dance works, highlighting performances from 75+ artists- 3 unique shows  
  Center Stage Theater , 751 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara CA
HHII Dance Festival 2016 Presented by Nebula Dance Lab, HH11 Dance Festival is an annual dance festival in its 2nd year, showcasing 30+ works within three unique shows. Artists featured in the 2016 festival include: Weslie Ching (SB), Fuse Dance Company (LA), Kiruthika Rathanaswami (Canada), Watson Dance (OC), ArtBark International (SB), SELAH Dance Collective (SB), RE|Dance Group (IL), The Dance Network (SB), Nebula Dance Lab (SB), Carisa Carroll (SB), Motion Theatre Dance Company (SB), Jessica Kondrath | THE MOVEMENT (LB), NECTAR | Cybil Gilbertson (SB), Rebecca Bryant (LA), Alyssa Mitchel (SF), Janos Feledi | FELEDI PROJECT (Budapest, Hungary), Lauren Chertudi (SB), Rubans Rouges Dance Company (LA), Nicole Powell (SB), Kendra Pearson (SF), Allan Hancock College Dance (SM), Louise Reichlin & Dancers | LA Choreographers & Dancers (LA).    ($16 - $65)
Presented by ... Nebula Dance Lab
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The Okee Dokee Brothers  
  Justin Lansing and Joe Mailander  
  UCSB Campbell Hall, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Born adventurers Justin Lansing and Joe Mailander have been exploring the outdoors together since they were kids. Now fully grown, the Okee Dokee Brothers place their passion and respect for the natural world at the heart of their Grammy-winning American folk music with songs, harmonies and life lessons rooted in their own adventures canoeing down the Mississippi and hiking the Appalachian Trail. The three-time Parents' Choice Award winners inspire kids and their parents to go outside and get creative! (Approx. 70 min.)    ($12 - $16)
Presented by ... UCSB Arts & Lectures
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Santa Barbara Youth Symphony  
  Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara CA

The Santa Barbara Youth Symphony is an orchestra of 65-70 young musicians from Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. Andy Radford, the ensemble’s conductor, is also principal bassoonist with the Santa Barbara Symphony and has a truly wonderful relationship with the students. These students, ages 12-18 and all from our regional schools, are challenged with serious pieces from the standard orchestral repertoire. Each Youth Symphony member is chosen by audition and no student is refused entry because of finances. Students rehearse weekly on Sunday evenings during the school year.   
Presented by ... Lobero Theatre
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  (805) 963-0761
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I Am My Own Wife  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

By Doug Wright ..... Not long after the fall of the Berlin Wall, playwright Doug Wright began a conversation with Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, an elegant and eccentric 65-year-old German transvestite who, against all odds, hid from the Nazis in plain sight as a woman. Wright uses more than 30 characters — all played by a single actor — to piece together Charlotte’s controversial life. A profound story of survival. Directed by Jenny Sullivan.   ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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  (805) 965-5400
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The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma  
  Yo-Yo Ma  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Artistic Director Yo-Yo Ma and the indefatigable Silk Road Ensemble return for two glorious nights of globally-inspired musicianship. The Grammy-nominated collective of performers from Asia, Europe and the Americas combines superb technique with an eagerness to connect across cultures and musical traditions. Western string instrumentalists perform with folk percussionists and virtuosos of instruments like the gaita (Galician bagpipes), tabla (Indian hand drums), shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) and kamancheh (Persian bowed lute). The ensemble’s lively concert features sumptuous traditional music alongside new work by composers the world over. Now “celebrating 15 years of cross-pollination” (The Boston Globe), the ensemble continues to connect the world’s neighborhoods, breaking down boundaries of ethnicity and era. Come delight in the fertile crossroads of musical culture.   ($28 - $153)
Presented by ... UCSB Arts & Lectures
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  February 22
   
Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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    New Docent Training  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Join our training to join a select group of volunteers that learn, make friends, and opening the minds of visitors to the joy of curiosity and discovery of the natural world. (i) kcarte-smith@SBNATURE2.ORG or 805-682-4711 ext. 168   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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    The Whole Flock: Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

To celebrate our first 100 years, the Maximus Gallery will be showcasing Audubon prints from our Antique Natural History Print Collection. The Whole Flock; a centennial exhibit in three parts begins this spring with Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners. Images from The Birds of America will be accompanied by related bird songs and our historic egg collection highlighted as a reference to the origins of the Museum.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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Readers Theater Classes  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

February 22 through May 2 SPEAKING OF STORIES presents READERS THEATER CLASS Uncover the Performer Inside of You! Develop your acting and public speaking skills recreating stories and characters. Explore classic and modern literature and discover the language of theater, dig for literary themes, build character, uncover through-lines and learn the essentials skills needed for spoken word performance. Eight two-hour class meetings and a final performance. Class will not meet on March 14 or April 18, due to Speaking of Stories performances.   ($203 - $203)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
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  (805) 963-8198
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    TALK: Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex  
  MultiCultural Center Theater, UCSB MCC Theater, Santa Barbara CA
Kimberly Kay Hoang is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and the College at the University of Chicago. She is the author of Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work (2015) published by the University of California Press. She is also the lead editor of Human Trafficking Reconsidered: Rethinking the Problem, Envisioning New Solutions (2014), a collection commissioned by Open Society, with Professor Rhacel Parreñas. Her award winning articles have appeared in Social Problems, Gender & Society, Contexts, The Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, and Sexualities as well as in news articles for the BBC. Dealing in Desire explores Vietnam’s sex industry as the country ascends the global and regional stage. Over the course of five years, Hoang, worked at four exclusive Saigon hostess bars catering to diverse clientele: wealthy local Vietnamese and Asian businessman, Viet Kieus (ethnic Vietnamese living abroad), Western businessmen, and Western budget-tourists. In this talk, Hoang takes an in-depth and often personal look at both sex workers and their clients to show how Vietnamese high finance and benevolent giving are connected to the intimate spheres of the informal economy. Hoang’s captivating ethnography illuminates Ho Chi Minh City’s sex industry as not just a microcosm of the global economy, but a critical space where dreams and deals are traded. Sponsored by the IHC’s New Sexualities RFG, the Hull Chair of Feminist Studies, the Dept. of Global Studies, the Dept. of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, the Dept. Film and Media Studies, The MultiCultural Center, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Academic Policy, the Dept. of Asian American Studies, the Dept. of Sociology, the Women’s Center, the Alumni Association, and the IHC.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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  (805) 893-8538
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The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma  
  Yo-Yo Ma  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Artistic Director Yo-Yo Ma and the indefatigable Silk Road Ensemble return for two glorious nights of globally-inspired musicianship. The Grammy-nominated collective of performers from Asia, Europe and the Americas combines superb technique with an eagerness to connect across cultures and musical traditions. Western string instrumentalists perform with folk percussionists and virtuosos of instruments like the gaita (Galician bagpipes), tabla (Indian hand drums), shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) and kamancheh (Persian bowed lute). The ensemble’s lively concert features sumptuous traditional music alongside new work by composers the world over. Now “celebrating 15 years of cross-pollination” (The Boston Globe), the ensemble continues to connect the world’s neighborhoods, breaking down boundaries of ethnicity and era. Come delight in the fertile crossroads of musical culture.   ($28 - $153)
Presented by ... UCSB Arts & Lectures
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  (805) 893-3535
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  February 23
   
Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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    The Whole Flock: Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

To celebrate our first 100 years, the Maximus Gallery will be showcasing Audubon prints from our Antique Natural History Print Collection. The Whole Flock; a centennial exhibit in three parts begins this spring with Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners. Images from The Birds of America will be accompanied by related bird songs and our historic egg collection highlighted as a reference to the origins of the Museum.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711
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Interventions: Cayetano Ferrer  
  November 8, 2015 – March 13, 2016  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

This site-specific installation reveals the artist’s ongoing investigation into what he calls object prosthetics—the reconstruction of broken remains using a variety of conceptual and technological methods. Ferrer is interested in architectural fragments—as both objects and as ideas. His Composite series of sculpture is made by filling in pieces of marble or stone with digitally printed PVC that acts as a stand-in for what is perceived as “missing.” What results is a reimagining that can be considered both authentic as well as speculative. Hybrid sculptures that represent part fantasy and part elegy, Ferrer’s works provide the viewer ample space to imagine what lies between historical fact and invention.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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Highlights of the Permanent Collection  
  Opens February 7, 2016 – Ongoing  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

In celebration of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary in 2016, this installation highlights the most celebrated works of art from SBMA’s permanent collection, as well as several of the most exciting gifts and acquisitions in the areas of modern and contemporary art, photography, and the arts of Asia. The small works on paper gallery features favorite photographs of former curator, Karen Sinsheimer, as a tribute to her vision in the building of the permanent collection. This eclectic group of objects, meant to sample the breadth and diversity of the permanent collection while some of the Museum’s galleries are temporarily closed for renovation, includes favorites such as the sensual life-size bronze Bather Putting Up Her Hair (1932) by Aristide Maillol, the haunting Yuan dynasty Seated Luohan (13th century), and the important, early painting by the famed Bay Area Figuration artist Richard Diebenkorn. Ridley-Tree Gallery also continues to showcase favorites of 19th-century Impressionism, such as the beloved Villas in Bordighera (1884) by Claude Monet, along with the long-term loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation and the collection of Michael Armand Hammer. Works of art honoring the collecting acumen of Karen Sinsheimer include photographs such as Michael Light’s captivating appropriation of Southern Lunar Hemisphere (1999)—a work that demonstrates the late curator’s fascination with innovative intersections of art and science.    ($5 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  More Info
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  (805) 963-4364
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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    TALK: Probing “Presence” – Photographies and Policing in Colonial South Africa  
  Lorena Rizzo  
  UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB Social Sciences & Media Studies (SSMS), Room 2135, Santa Barbara CA
This talk stems from research conducted in the Western Cape Archives in 2012/3. While working on a collection of photographic albums produced in a Cape Town convict station in the late 19th and early 20th century, Rizzo came across a pair of photographs portraying a convict who bore her surname. She use this archival coincidence or curiosity as an entry point into a methodological and theoretical discussion of photography’s status as a historical source and the medium’s appeal to genealogical research and memory studies. While revisiting some of the classical texts on photography, among them Roland Barthes Camera Lucida, the essay more importantly reflects on Eelco Runia’s notion of ‘presence’ in order to examine some of the ways in which historical photographs resonate into South African contemporary negotiations of the past that have been fleshed out in diverse practices and forms of historical knowledge production. Dr. Lorena Rizzo (Department of History, University of Bielefeld, Germany, and Centre for African Studies, Harvard University) is the author of Gender & Colonialism: A History of Kaoko in North-West Nambia, 1870s-1950s (Basler Afrika Bibliographien, 2012) and of numerous publications on the history of photography in Africa. Sponsored by the IHC’s African Studies RFG, the Department of History (Empires, Borderlands, and their Legacies Research Cluster), and the Department of Film and Media Studies.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
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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!   ($2 - $6)
Presented by ... Yes You Can Dance Salsa & Bachata
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Banff Mountain Film Festival  
  Arlington Theatre, 1317 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

A Santa Barbara institution, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is a perennial A&L fan favorite. Featuring the world’s best films and videos on mountain subjects, the tour awes viewers with thrills and grandeur captured in exotic locations the world over. The show’s wide variety of film subjects – from extreme sports to mountain culture and environment – will amaze audiences. An entirely different program screens each evening.    ($14 - $19)
Presented by ... UCSB Arts & Lectures
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  February 24
   
Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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    The Whole Flock: Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

To celebrate our first 100 years, the Maximus Gallery will be showcasing Audubon prints from our Antique Natural History Print Collection. The Whole Flock; a centennial exhibit in three parts begins this spring with Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners. Images from The Birds of America will be accompanied by related bird songs and our historic egg collection highlighted as a reference to the origins of the Museum.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Interventions: Cayetano Ferrer  
  November 8, 2015 – March 13, 2016  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

This site-specific installation reveals the artist’s ongoing investigation into what he calls object prosthetics—the reconstruction of broken remains using a variety of conceptual and technological methods. Ferrer is interested in architectural fragments—as both objects and as ideas. His Composite series of sculpture is made by filling in pieces of marble or stone with digitally printed PVC that acts as a stand-in for what is perceived as “missing.” What results is a reimagining that can be considered both authentic as well as speculative. Hybrid sculptures that represent part fantasy and part elegy, Ferrer’s works provide the viewer ample space to imagine what lies between historical fact and invention.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Highlights of the Permanent Collection  
  Opens February 7, 2016 – Ongoing  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

In celebration of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary in 2016, this installation highlights the most celebrated works of art from SBMA’s permanent collection, as well as several of the most exciting gifts and acquisitions in the areas of modern and contemporary art, photography, and the arts of Asia. The small works on paper gallery features favorite photographs of former curator, Karen Sinsheimer, as a tribute to her vision in the building of the permanent collection. This eclectic group of objects, meant to sample the breadth and diversity of the permanent collection while some of the Museum’s galleries are temporarily closed for renovation, includes favorites such as the sensual life-size bronze Bather Putting Up Her Hair (1932) by Aristide Maillol, the haunting Yuan dynasty Seated Luohan (13th century), and the important, early painting by the famed Bay Area Figuration artist Richard Diebenkorn. Ridley-Tree Gallery also continues to showcase favorites of 19th-century Impressionism, such as the beloved Villas in Bordighera (1884) by Claude Monet, along with the long-term loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation and the collection of Michael Armand Hammer. Works of art honoring the collecting acumen of Karen Sinsheimer include photographs such as Michael Light’s captivating appropriation of Southern Lunar Hemisphere (1999)—a work that demonstrates the late curator’s fascination with innovative intersections of art and science.    ($5 - $10)
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Free Noontime Concerts - L’elisir d’amore  
  Santa Barbara Public Library - Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara CA

The Mosher Studio Artists for our 2015/2016 productions of Don Giovanni, L’elisir d’amore and Suor Angelica / Gianni Schicchi will present a series of free Noontime Concerts throughout our next season!. These concerts are offered FREE to the public, and feature the talented members of our Mosher Studio Artists Program. Concerts feature a diverse repertoire of popular and lesser-known operatic offerings, all accompanied by piano. All concerts will be held on Wednesdays in the Faulkner Gallery at the Santa Barbara Public Library.   
Presented by ... Opera Santa Barbara
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
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CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection features artists that studied or lived for a significant period of time in the Golden State. For many years, the art world dismissed the West Coast as a creative backwater. In critical seclusion, post-war artists used California's art schools and universities, including UCSB, to build a network of artist collectives and social movements that spurred innovation and fostered the rise of conceptual art. This exhibition focuses on work from the Museum's collection created during this critical period through to the present day. Including works tied to the Feminist and Black Arts movements, postmodern photography, painting, sculpture, and video art. CALIFORNIA 101 has been mounted in conjunction with Prof. Jenni Sorkin’s class, Art in California, 1940-2016, who will use the works on view for teaching and research purposes.    
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Lucile Lloyd: A Life in Murals  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

This exhibition focuses on the life and work of California muralist and designer Lucile Lloyd (1894-1941). Lloyd worked closely with architects in creating murals and decorative designs for churches, schools and private residences around the Los Angeles area as well as producing work for the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Arts Project. Lloyd’s designs vary from abstract motifs to historical figures to religious and mythological scenes but they all share her sense of imagination and use of vivid color. Also on loan for the first time is her exquisite altarpiece from the St. Mary of the Angels Church in Los Feliz, California. Curated by Alexandra Adler, BA 2014 Art History.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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The Art of Colonial Latin America  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Drawn entirely from the Museum’s Collection, this exhibition focuses on the upper division course, The Arts of Spain and New Spain, taught by Deborah Spivak, Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture Department at UCSB. This course charts both the revolution of the arts in 16th and 17th century Spain and their influence and transformation in the visual culture of the New World. The works on view demonstrate the creative interaction of the European and indigenous traditions in the paintings and wood carvings that were produced in this rich artistic period. The objects in the exhibition span the 17th and 18th centuries in both Central and South America. Students in the course will be writing papers about the form, content, and affective properties of the objects on display.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Stars and Candy Wrappers, Artist-in-Residence: Stephen Westfall  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

As the 2015 Artist-in-Residence, Stephen Westfall (BA 1975, MFA 1978) has been commissioned to execute a massive painting covering all four walls of Nachman Gallery. Westfall's signature hardedge, geometric brand of abstraction will transform the gallery surfaces into a series of multicolored diamonds, clustered together and floating individually according to an underlying pattern of arrangement. Westfall's design is based on his longstanding investigation of grids, color arrangements, signs and painterly influences that include Picasso's harlequins, Matisse's dancers and Renaissance figures.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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    TALK: The Role of Narrative in Bending the Curve on Climate Change  
  UCSB McCune Conference Room, UCSB Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Room 6046, Santa Barbara CA
More than two decades of experience and research on climate change communications has shown us plenty of ways to fail. What have we learned about how to succeed? What role can narrative play in bending the curve on climate change in the 21st century? Jon Christensen, senior editor of the UC-wide report “Bending the Curve: Ten Scalable Solutions for Carbon Neutrality and Climate Stability,” will discuss the genius of Governor Jerry Brown’s mixture of apocalyptic and pragmatic narratives, the inspiration of Pope Francis’s “Laudato Si’” encyclical, why communication is among the report’s top ten scalable solutions, how much more engaged research is needed to really figure out what works, and opportunities afforded by the UC pledge to become carbon neutral by 2025. Jon Christensen teaches at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, the Department of History, and the Center for Digital Humanities at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a journalist-in-residence at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Editor of the Institute’s online magazine “Earth Today /Earth 2050,” and a senior fellow in UCLA’s cityLAB. He is a regular columnist at LA Observed and editor of Boom: A Journal of California, a quarterly magazine published by the University of California Press that brings scholars, researchers, journalists, writers, artists, photographers, policymakers, advocates, and the public into common conversations about California in the world. He is a partner and strategic adviser at Stamen Design, an interactive design studio specializing in mapping, data visualization, and strategic communications. Sponsored by the Critical Issues in America series on Climate Futures, the Environmental Humanities Initiative, College of Letters and Science, and Interdisciplinary Humanities Center.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
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Winter After-School Classes  
  Mixed Media: Inspired by Looking In, Looking Out: Latin American Photography  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

In this 12-week after-school program, students paint, sketch, and construct art, inspired by the Museum’s Latin American photography exhibition. Create a three-dimensional fabric version of Cuban photographer Raúl Corrales’ "Blue Jean", Cuba (1948), paint a colorful portrait of Frida Kahlo as inspired by Lola Álvarez Brovo’s black-and-white photograph of her artist friend, layer everyday objects and combine with an abstract pastel painted landscape to create your personalized version of Leysis Quesada Vera’s photograph "Cuba" (2006).    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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    David Makovsky & Ghaith al-Omari, " Israelis and Palestinians: A New Paradigm?"  
  UCSB Campbell Hall, Building 538, University of California, Santa Barbara, Mesa , Santa Barbara CA
As the Mideast chaos has focused elsewhere, the Israeli and Palestinian issue has been largely sidelined. Negotiated peace, the classic paradigm for the last few decades, has been put aside. What will take its place? What new paradigm can offer peace to both sides and put aside this tragic conflict? What can the US do?   
Presented by ... Walter H. Capps Center
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Banff Mountain Film Festival  
  Arlington Theatre, 1317 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

A Santa Barbara institution, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is a perennial A&L fan favorite. Featuring the world’s best films and videos on mountain subjects, the tour awes viewers with thrills and grandeur captured in exotic locations the world over. The show’s wide variety of film subjects – from extreme sports to mountain culture and environment – will amaze audiences. An entirely different program screens each evening.    ($14 - $19)
Presented by ... UCSB Arts & Lectures
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Szymanowski Quartet  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

This gifted and critically-acclaimed Polish quartet returns to SBMA for the eighth time! Founded in Warsaw in 1995, this Museum favorite is one of the most exceptional and experienced international string quartets in the world of chamber music. The quartet has captivated audiences at prestigious festivals and concert halls worldwide, including Carnegie Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, and Vienna’s Musikverein. Their program includes Mozart’s String Quartet No.3 in G major, K.156, String Quartet No.4 by the female Polish composer Grażyna Bacewicz, and Beethoven’s String Quartet Op.59 No.3 (“Razumovsky”). Mary Craig Auditorium    ($18 - $22)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Bringing Back the Wild  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

This 2015 film tells the inspiring story of the restoration of the Coal Oil Point Reserve (COPR) native wetlands and precious coastal-strand environment that are home to the threatened Western Snowy Plover and Tidewater Goby. Premiere film screening and discussion with filmmaker Michael Love and COPR Director, Dr. Cristina Sandoval. Hosted by the Santa Barbara Audubon Society and the Museum of Natural History. $10/person. Fleischmann Auditorium (i) Ron Skinner rskinner@sbnature2.org (805) 682-4711 ext 170.   ($10 - $10)
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  February 25
   
Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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    The Whole Flock: Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

To celebrate our first 100 years, the Maximus Gallery will be showcasing Audubon prints from our Antique Natural History Print Collection. The Whole Flock; a centennial exhibit in three parts begins this spring with Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners. Images from The Birds of America will be accompanied by related bird songs and our historic egg collection highlighted as a reference to the origins of the Museum.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711
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Interventions: Cayetano Ferrer  
  November 8, 2015 – March 13, 2016  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

This site-specific installation reveals the artist’s ongoing investigation into what he calls object prosthetics—the reconstruction of broken remains using a variety of conceptual and technological methods. Ferrer is interested in architectural fragments—as both objects and as ideas. His Composite series of sculpture is made by filling in pieces of marble or stone with digitally printed PVC that acts as a stand-in for what is perceived as “missing.” What results is a reimagining that can be considered both authentic as well as speculative. Hybrid sculptures that represent part fantasy and part elegy, Ferrer’s works provide the viewer ample space to imagine what lies between historical fact and invention.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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Highlights of the Permanent Collection  
  Opens February 7, 2016 – Ongoing  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

In celebration of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary in 2016, this installation highlights the most celebrated works of art from SBMA’s permanent collection, as well as several of the most exciting gifts and acquisitions in the areas of modern and contemporary art, photography, and the arts of Asia. The small works on paper gallery features favorite photographs of former curator, Karen Sinsheimer, as a tribute to her vision in the building of the permanent collection. This eclectic group of objects, meant to sample the breadth and diversity of the permanent collection while some of the Museum’s galleries are temporarily closed for renovation, includes favorites such as the sensual life-size bronze Bather Putting Up Her Hair (1932) by Aristide Maillol, the haunting Yuan dynasty Seated Luohan (13th century), and the important, early painting by the famed Bay Area Figuration artist Richard Diebenkorn. Ridley-Tree Gallery also continues to showcase favorites of 19th-century Impressionism, such as the beloved Villas in Bordighera (1884) by Claude Monet, along with the long-term loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation and the collection of Michael Armand Hammer. Works of art honoring the collecting acumen of Karen Sinsheimer include photographs such as Michael Light’s captivating appropriation of Southern Lunar Hemisphere (1999)—a work that demonstrates the late curator’s fascination with innovative intersections of art and science.    ($5 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection features artists that studied or lived for a significant period of time in the Golden State. For many years, the art world dismissed the West Coast as a creative backwater. In critical seclusion, post-war artists used California's art schools and universities, including UCSB, to build a network of artist collectives and social movements that spurred innovation and fostered the rise of conceptual art. This exhibition focuses on work from the Museum's collection created during this critical period through to the present day. Including works tied to the Feminist and Black Arts movements, postmodern photography, painting, sculpture, and video art. CALIFORNIA 101 has been mounted in conjunction with Prof. Jenni Sorkin’s class, Art in California, 1940-2016, who will use the works on view for teaching and research purposes.    
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Lucile Lloyd: A Life in Murals  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

This exhibition focuses on the life and work of California muralist and designer Lucile Lloyd (1894-1941). Lloyd worked closely with architects in creating murals and decorative designs for churches, schools and private residences around the Los Angeles area as well as producing work for the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Arts Project. Lloyd’s designs vary from abstract motifs to historical figures to religious and mythological scenes but they all share her sense of imagination and use of vivid color. Also on loan for the first time is her exquisite altarpiece from the St. Mary of the Angels Church in Los Feliz, California. Curated by Alexandra Adler, BA 2014 Art History.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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  (805) 893-7564
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The Art of Colonial Latin America  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Drawn entirely from the Museum’s Collection, this exhibition focuses on the upper division course, The Arts of Spain and New Spain, taught by Deborah Spivak, Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture Department at UCSB. This course charts both the revolution of the arts in 16th and 17th century Spain and their influence and transformation in the visual culture of the New World. The works on view demonstrate the creative interaction of the European and indigenous traditions in the paintings and wood carvings that were produced in this rich artistic period. The objects in the exhibition span the 17th and 18th centuries in both Central and South America. Students in the course will be writing papers about the form, content, and affective properties of the objects on display.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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  (805) 893-7564
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Stars and Candy Wrappers, Artist-in-Residence: Stephen Westfall  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

As the 2015 Artist-in-Residence, Stephen Westfall (BA 1975, MFA 1978) has been commissioned to execute a massive painting covering all four walls of Nachman Gallery. Westfall's signature hardedge, geometric brand of abstraction will transform the gallery surfaces into a series of multicolored diamonds, clustered together and floating individually according to an underlying pattern of arrangement. Westfall's design is based on his longstanding investigation of grids, color arrangements, signs and painterly influences that include Picasso's harlequins, Matisse's dancers and Renaissance figures.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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  Website
  (805) 893-7564
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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Winter After-School Classes  
  Ceramics After-School Class  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Ages 7–12 Learn the basic techniques of sculptural and functional ceramics, including hand building and wheel throwing in a fun and relaxed environment. Students create simple clay forms and experiment with surface decoration and glazing techniques, inspired by the exhibition "Piranesi: Architecture of the Imagination".    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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    SCREENING AND TALK: Your Brain, My Mind: Memory, Language and Perception in Artists’ Video  
  Laurel Beckman, Maya Gurantz  
  UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Room 6020, Santa Barbara CA
Inherent in video art is the uncanny ability to manifest and express the unseen and partially known. Nowhere is this more apparent than in video works that explore functions we attribute to the brain, particularly memory, language and perception. Manipulation of key aspects of the moving image– point of view (physical, mental, and emotional subjectivity), time, visual and sonic fields, combined with the dynamics and mobility of viewership, add up to nothing less than the exposition of what it means to be sentient. Promiscuously embracing convention and experimentation, narrative and abstraction, spectacle and intimacy, it’s no wonder that video is ubiquitous; and in the hands of artists, still a frontier. Featuring an evocative selection of artists’ video works, including a look at historical precedence, we address the theme with criticality, humor, and poignancy.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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Entomology for Gardeners & Botanists  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Class meets every Thursday for six weeks (Feb. 11, 18, 25, Mar. 3, 10, & 17) at 4:30-6:30PM. Additional Saturday Field Day (Mar. 5) at 9am-12PM.   ($100 - $150)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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    SBUSD Honors Band Concert  
  The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara Unified School District presents this FREE annual concert. This concert will feature the best musicians from each Elementary, Junior High, & High School in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. Don’t miss these young musicians on the Luke stage! For more info please visit sbunified.org   
Presented by ... The Marjorie Luke Theatre
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Entering the Path to Freedom 1/7, 1/28, 2/4, 2/25  
  with Dawa Tarchin Philipps  
  Bodhi Path Buddhist Center of Santa Barbara, 102 West Mission, Santa Barbara CA

Entering the Path to Freedom An Introduction to Buddha's Teaching and Authentic Spiritual Practice in Modern Times with Resident Teacher, Dawa Tarchin Phillips. This class provides a solid foundation in understanding the meaning and aim of the path of awakening. Thursdays, January 7 and 28 and February 4 and 25 from 7-9pm    
Presented by ... Bodhi Path Buddhist Center of Santa Barbara
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  (805) 284-2704
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Jazz at the Lobero presents The John Scofield Joe Lovano Quartet  
  The John Scofield Joe Lovano Quartet  
  Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara CA

It’s often said that history repeats itself but in the instance of making music, a reunion of two performers will not necessarily bring about the sounds of their collective past. Grammy-winning saxophonist/composer Joe Lovano and the equally lauded guitarist/composer John Scofield are preparing another turn together in the public eye. One of the most popular groups of the early 1990s, the satisfying musical coalition of Joe Lovano and John Scofield kept their mutual fans waiting almost 20 years for their reunion until 2008 when the two masters reconvened for a critical and commercially acclaimed tour of Asia and Australia.    ($39.00 - $105.00)
Presented by ... Lobero Theatre
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  (805) 963-0761
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  February 26
   
Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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    The Whole Flock: Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

To celebrate our first 100 years, the Maximus Gallery will be showcasing Audubon prints from our Antique Natural History Print Collection. The Whole Flock; a centennial exhibit in three parts begins this spring with Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners. Images from The Birds of America will be accompanied by related bird songs and our historic egg collection highlighted as a reference to the origins of the Museum.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711
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Interventions: Cayetano Ferrer  
  November 8, 2015 – March 13, 2016  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

This site-specific installation reveals the artist’s ongoing investigation into what he calls object prosthetics—the reconstruction of broken remains using a variety of conceptual and technological methods. Ferrer is interested in architectural fragments—as both objects and as ideas. His Composite series of sculpture is made by filling in pieces of marble or stone with digitally printed PVC that acts as a stand-in for what is perceived as “missing.” What results is a reimagining that can be considered both authentic as well as speculative. Hybrid sculptures that represent part fantasy and part elegy, Ferrer’s works provide the viewer ample space to imagine what lies between historical fact and invention.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Highlights of the Permanent Collection  
  Opens February 7, 2016 – Ongoing  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

In celebration of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary in 2016, this installation highlights the most celebrated works of art from SBMA’s permanent collection, as well as several of the most exciting gifts and acquisitions in the areas of modern and contemporary art, photography, and the arts of Asia. The small works on paper gallery features favorite photographs of former curator, Karen Sinsheimer, as a tribute to her vision in the building of the permanent collection. This eclectic group of objects, meant to sample the breadth and diversity of the permanent collection while some of the Museum’s galleries are temporarily closed for renovation, includes favorites such as the sensual life-size bronze Bather Putting Up Her Hair (1932) by Aristide Maillol, the haunting Yuan dynasty Seated Luohan (13th century), and the important, early painting by the famed Bay Area Figuration artist Richard Diebenkorn. Ridley-Tree Gallery also continues to showcase favorites of 19th-century Impressionism, such as the beloved Villas in Bordighera (1884) by Claude Monet, along with the long-term loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation and the collection of Michael Armand Hammer. Works of art honoring the collecting acumen of Karen Sinsheimer include photographs such as Michael Light’s captivating appropriation of Southern Lunar Hemisphere (1999)—a work that demonstrates the late curator’s fascination with innovative intersections of art and science.    ($5 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Drawing the Natives  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Six-week class on Fridays (Feb. 12, 19, 26, Mar. 4, 11, & 18) at 11:00AM-1:00PM.   ($85 - $100)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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  (805) 682-4726
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection features artists that studied or lived for a significant period of time in the Golden State. For many years, the art world dismissed the West Coast as a creative backwater. In critical seclusion, post-war artists used California's art schools and universities, including UCSB, to build a network of artist collectives and social movements that spurred innovation and fostered the rise of conceptual art. This exhibition focuses on work from the Museum's collection created during this critical period through to the present day. Including works tied to the Feminist and Black Arts movements, postmodern photography, painting, sculpture, and video art. CALIFORNIA 101 has been mounted in conjunction with Prof. Jenni Sorkin’s class, Art in California, 1940-2016, who will use the works on view for teaching and research purposes.    
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Lucile Lloyd: A Life in Murals  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

This exhibition focuses on the life and work of California muralist and designer Lucile Lloyd (1894-1941). Lloyd worked closely with architects in creating murals and decorative designs for churches, schools and private residences around the Los Angeles area as well as producing work for the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Arts Project. Lloyd’s designs vary from abstract motifs to historical figures to religious and mythological scenes but they all share her sense of imagination and use of vivid color. Also on loan for the first time is her exquisite altarpiece from the St. Mary of the Angels Church in Los Feliz, California. Curated by Alexandra Adler, BA 2014 Art History.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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  (805) 893-7564
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The Art of Colonial Latin America  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Drawn entirely from the Museum’s Collection, this exhibition focuses on the upper division course, The Arts of Spain and New Spain, taught by Deborah Spivak, Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture Department at UCSB. This course charts both the revolution of the arts in 16th and 17th century Spain and their influence and transformation in the visual culture of the New World. The works on view demonstrate the creative interaction of the European and indigenous traditions in the paintings and wood carvings that were produced in this rich artistic period. The objects in the exhibition span the 17th and 18th centuries in both Central and South America. Students in the course will be writing papers about the form, content, and affective properties of the objects on display.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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  (805) 893-7564
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Stars and Candy Wrappers, Artist-in-Residence: Stephen Westfall  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

As the 2015 Artist-in-Residence, Stephen Westfall (BA 1975, MFA 1978) has been commissioned to execute a massive painting covering all four walls of Nachman Gallery. Westfall's signature hardedge, geometric brand of abstraction will transform the gallery surfaces into a series of multicolored diamonds, clustered together and floating individually according to an underlying pattern of arrangement. Westfall's design is based on his longstanding investigation of grids, color arrangements, signs and painterly influences that include Picasso's harlequins, Matisse's dancers and Renaissance figures.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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  (805) 893-7564
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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    VADA Draw 2016  
  Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building, 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA
Great Art Goes Home with Everyone at the VADA Draw. Is there a future Picasso in the Funk Zone? Will tomorrow’s Warhol hail from the Riviera? At the 3rd Annual “VADA Draw,” the possibilities are endless. The community fundraiser for the Visual Arts & Design Academy (VADA) lets every ticket buyer take part in a lottery drawing for an original work of art. Some of the pieces are by tomorrow’s creative superstars, talented local students. Other pieces are generously created and donated by well-known national and local artists, designers, and celebrities. All are inspired by the 2016 VADA Draw theme, “Leap,” in honor of Leap Year.    ($150
Presented by ... VADA
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  (805) 966-9101 x5055
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    Sings Like Hell presents Aoife O'Donovan  
  Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara CA

For a decade, O’Donovan wielded her instrument with tensile strength as the captivating lead singer of the Boston-based progressive string band Crooked Still. She was a featured vocalist on “The Goat Rodeo Sessions,” the GRAMMY®-winning album by Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile, has made regular appearances on A Prairie Home Companion and collaborated with some of the most eminent names in music across a wide variety of genres from Alison Krauss to Dave Douglas.   
Presented by ... Lobero Theatre
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  (805) 963-0761
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  February 27
   
Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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    LPTR Tack & Tog Sale  
  Earl Warren Showgrounds: Warren Hall, Las Positas and Calle Real, Santa Barbara CA
Los Padres Trail Riders is holding its annual horse Tack & Tog sale Saturday February 27th at the Earl Warren Showgrounds . Sale hours are 9:30AM to 2:30 PM in Warren Hall. Admission is $5. This is the place to search for all kinds of equipment for horse and rider. If you wish to sell your used or new tack you can rent a 9 X 10 foot sale space for $35 in advance or $40 at the door. All the information you need is on the Rules and Reservation forms. Download at www.LPTR.org or contact Barbara at 805-455-4113   ($5
Presented by ... Los Padres Trail Riders
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    The Whole Flock: Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

To celebrate our first 100 years, the Maximus Gallery will be showcasing Audubon prints from our Antique Natural History Print Collection. The Whole Flock; a centennial exhibit in three parts begins this spring with Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners. Images from The Birds of America will be accompanied by related bird songs and our historic egg collection highlighted as a reference to the origins of the Museum.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711
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The Day the Puppets Made Movies Art From Scrap Workshop  
  Kristen Walker  
  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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Interventions: Cayetano Ferrer  
  November 8, 2015 – March 13, 2016  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

This site-specific installation reveals the artist’s ongoing investigation into what he calls object prosthetics—the reconstruction of broken remains using a variety of conceptual and technological methods. Ferrer is interested in architectural fragments—as both objects and as ideas. His Composite series of sculpture is made by filling in pieces of marble or stone with digitally printed PVC that acts as a stand-in for what is perceived as “missing.” What results is a reimagining that can be considered both authentic as well as speculative. Hybrid sculptures that represent part fantasy and part elegy, Ferrer’s works provide the viewer ample space to imagine what lies between historical fact and invention.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
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Highlights of the Permanent Collection  
  Opens February 7, 2016 – Ongoing  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

In celebration of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary in 2016, this installation highlights the most celebrated works of art from SBMA’s permanent collection, as well as several of the most exciting gifts and acquisitions in the areas of modern and contemporary art, photography, and the arts of Asia. The small works on paper gallery features favorite photographs of former curator, Karen Sinsheimer, as a tribute to her vision in the building of the permanent collection. This eclectic group of objects, meant to sample the breadth and diversity of the permanent collection while some of the Museum’s galleries are temporarily closed for renovation, includes favorites such as the sensual life-size bronze Bather Putting Up Her Hair (1932) by Aristide Maillol, the haunting Yuan dynasty Seated Luohan (13th century), and the important, early painting by the famed Bay Area Figuration artist Richard Diebenkorn. Ridley-Tree Gallery also continues to showcase favorites of 19th-century Impressionism, such as the beloved Villas in Bordighera (1884) by Claude Monet, along with the long-term loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation and the collection of Michael Armand Hammer. Works of art honoring the collecting acumen of Karen Sinsheimer include photographs such as Michael Light’s captivating appropriation of Southern Lunar Hemisphere (1999)—a work that demonstrates the late curator’s fascination with innovative intersections of art and science.    ($5 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 882-0088
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CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection features artists that studied or lived for a significant period of time in the Golden State. For many years, the art world dismissed the West Coast as a creative backwater. In critical seclusion, post-war artists used California's art schools and universities, including UCSB, to build a network of artist collectives and social movements that spurred innovation and fostered the rise of conceptual art. This exhibition focuses on work from the Museum's collection created during this critical period through to the present day. Including works tied to the Feminist and Black Arts movements, postmodern photography, painting, sculpture, and video art. CALIFORNIA 101 has been mounted in conjunction with Prof. Jenni Sorkin’s class, Art in California, 1940-2016, who will use the works on view for teaching and research purposes.    
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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  (805) 893-7564
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Lucile Lloyd: A Life in Murals  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

This exhibition focuses on the life and work of California muralist and designer Lucile Lloyd (1894-1941). Lloyd worked closely with architects in creating murals and decorative designs for churches, schools and private residences around the Los Angeles area as well as producing work for the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Arts Project. Lloyd’s designs vary from abstract motifs to historical figures to religious and mythological scenes but they all share her sense of imagination and use of vivid color. Also on loan for the first time is her exquisite altarpiece from the St. Mary of the Angels Church in Los Feliz, California. Curated by Alexandra Adler, BA 2014 Art History.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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  Website
  (805) 893-7564
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The Art of Colonial Latin America  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Drawn entirely from the Museum’s Collection, this exhibition focuses on the upper division course, The Arts of Spain and New Spain, taught by Deborah Spivak, Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture Department at UCSB. This course charts both the revolution of the arts in 16th and 17th century Spain and their influence and transformation in the visual culture of the New World. The works on view demonstrate the creative interaction of the European and indigenous traditions in the paintings and wood carvings that were produced in this rich artistic period. The objects in the exhibition span the 17th and 18th centuries in both Central and South America. Students in the course will be writing papers about the form, content, and affective properties of the objects on display.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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  Website
  (805) 893-7564
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Stars and Candy Wrappers, Artist-in-Residence: Stephen Westfall  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

As the 2015 Artist-in-Residence, Stephen Westfall (BA 1975, MFA 1978) has been commissioned to execute a massive painting covering all four walls of Nachman Gallery. Westfall's signature hardedge, geometric brand of abstraction will transform the gallery surfaces into a series of multicolored diamonds, clustered together and floating individually according to an underlying pattern of arrangement. Westfall's design is based on his longstanding investigation of grids, color arrangements, signs and painterly influences that include Picasso's harlequins, Matisse's dancers and Renaissance figures.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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  (805) 893-7564
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    Outdoor Nature Exploration  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Explore nature with our Backyard Naturalist. Engage in hands-on activities in the beautiful outdoor settings of the Museum. Interested guests must SIGN UP and MEET outside of the Nature Club House in the Museum Backyard. Space is limited. Close-toed shoes required. (i) jcanty@sbnature2.org or 805-682-4711 ext. 162   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 882-0088
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  February 28
    The Whole Flock: Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

To celebrate our first 100 years, the Maximus Gallery will be showcasing Audubon prints from our Antique Natural History Print Collection. The Whole Flock; a centennial exhibit in three parts begins this spring with Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners. Images from The Birds of America will be accompanied by related bird songs and our historic egg collection highlighted as a reference to the origins of the Museum.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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Interventions: Cayetano Ferrer  
  November 8, 2015 – March 13, 2016  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

This site-specific installation reveals the artist’s ongoing investigation into what he calls object prosthetics—the reconstruction of broken remains using a variety of conceptual and technological methods. Ferrer is interested in architectural fragments—as both objects and as ideas. His Composite series of sculpture is made by filling in pieces of marble or stone with digitally printed PVC that acts as a stand-in for what is perceived as “missing.” What results is a reimagining that can be considered both authentic as well as speculative. Hybrid sculptures that represent part fantasy and part elegy, Ferrer’s works provide the viewer ample space to imagine what lies between historical fact and invention.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
  Email a Friend
   

Highlights of the Permanent Collection  
  Opens February 7, 2016 – Ongoing  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

In celebration of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary in 2016, this installation highlights the most celebrated works of art from SBMA’s permanent collection, as well as several of the most exciting gifts and acquisitions in the areas of modern and contemporary art, photography, and the arts of Asia. The small works on paper gallery features favorite photographs of former curator, Karen Sinsheimer, as a tribute to her vision in the building of the permanent collection. This eclectic group of objects, meant to sample the breadth and diversity of the permanent collection while some of the Museum’s galleries are temporarily closed for renovation, includes favorites such as the sensual life-size bronze Bather Putting Up Her Hair (1932) by Aristide Maillol, the haunting Yuan dynasty Seated Luohan (13th century), and the important, early painting by the famed Bay Area Figuration artist Richard Diebenkorn. Ridley-Tree Gallery also continues to showcase favorites of 19th-century Impressionism, such as the beloved Villas in Bordighera (1884) by Claude Monet, along with the long-term loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation and the collection of Michael Armand Hammer. Works of art honoring the collecting acumen of Karen Sinsheimer include photographs such as Michael Light’s captivating appropriation of Southern Lunar Hemisphere (1999)—a work that demonstrates the late curator’s fascination with innovative intersections of art and science.    ($5 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
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CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection features artists that studied or lived for a significant period of time in the Golden State. For many years, the art world dismissed the West Coast as a creative backwater. In critical seclusion, post-war artists used California's art schools and universities, including UCSB, to build a network of artist collectives and social movements that spurred innovation and fostered the rise of conceptual art. This exhibition focuses on work from the Museum's collection created during this critical period through to the present day. Including works tied to the Feminist and Black Arts movements, postmodern photography, painting, sculpture, and video art. CALIFORNIA 101 has been mounted in conjunction with Prof. Jenni Sorkin’s class, Art in California, 1940-2016, who will use the works on view for teaching and research purposes.    
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 893-7564
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Lucile Lloyd: A Life in Murals  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

This exhibition focuses on the life and work of California muralist and designer Lucile Lloyd (1894-1941). Lloyd worked closely with architects in creating murals and decorative designs for churches, schools and private residences around the Los Angeles area as well as producing work for the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Arts Project. Lloyd’s designs vary from abstract motifs to historical figures to religious and mythological scenes but they all share her sense of imagination and use of vivid color. Also on loan for the first time is her exquisite altarpiece from the St. Mary of the Angels Church in Los Feliz, California. Curated by Alexandra Adler, BA 2014 Art History.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 893-7564
  Email a Friend
   

The Art of Colonial Latin America  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Drawn entirely from the Museum’s Collection, this exhibition focuses on the upper division course, The Arts of Spain and New Spain, taught by Deborah Spivak, Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture Department at UCSB. This course charts both the revolution of the arts in 16th and 17th century Spain and their influence and transformation in the visual culture of the New World. The works on view demonstrate the creative interaction of the European and indigenous traditions in the paintings and wood carvings that were produced in this rich artistic period. The objects in the exhibition span the 17th and 18th centuries in both Central and South America. Students in the course will be writing papers about the form, content, and affective properties of the objects on display.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 893-7564
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Stars and Candy Wrappers, Artist-in-Residence: Stephen Westfall  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

As the 2015 Artist-in-Residence, Stephen Westfall (BA 1975, MFA 1978) has been commissioned to execute a massive painting covering all four walls of Nachman Gallery. Westfall's signature hardedge, geometric brand of abstraction will transform the gallery surfaces into a series of multicolored diamonds, clustered together and floating individually according to an underlying pattern of arrangement. Westfall's design is based on his longstanding investigation of grids, color arrangements, signs and painterly influences that include Picasso's harlequins, Matisse's dancers and Renaissance figures.   
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Renée Fleming, soprano  
  Renée Fleming  
  UCSB Campbell Hall, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

The people’s diva, soprano Renée Fleming has done more in recent years to elevate the artistry of classical voice than any other American artist, receiving the National Medal of Arts from President Obama and her fourth Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo for Poémes, an intimate collection of 20th-century French music. She is beloved for the defining roles she has played in The Metropolitan Opera productions staged especially for her and, in 2014, she performed the title role in Dvorák’s Rusalka at the Metropolitan Opera as well as hosting The Met’s Live in HD series. In recital, Fleming embraces grand arias alongside lieder and delicate French songs, peppered with favorites from the Great American Songbook that showcase her exquisite soprano and “gleaming high notes arcing down like wires of gold” (The Washington Post).    ($20 - $125)
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    Outdoor Nature Exploration  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Explore nature with our Backyard Naturalist. Engage in hands-on activities in the beautiful outdoor settings of the Museum. Interested guests must SIGN UP and MEET outside of the Nature Club House in the Museum Backyard. Space is limited. Close-toed shoes required. (i) jcanty@sbnature2.org or 805-682-4711 ext. 162   
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“4th Annual Father Virgil Remarkable Life Award”  
  Honoring Bob and Chris Emmons  
  Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort, 633 East Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

LifeChronicles invites you to The Father Virgil Remarkable Life Award honoring Bob and Chris Emmons who have led remarkable lives that exemplify the values of service and compassion that were the touchstones of Father Virgil’s life.    ($200
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  February 29
   
Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
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    New Docent Training  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Join our training to join a select group of volunteers that learn, make friends, and opening the minds of visitors to the joy of curiosity and discovery of the natural world. (i) kcarte-smith@SBNATURE2.ORG or 805-682-4711 ext. 168   
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    The Whole Flock: Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

To celebrate our first 100 years, the Maximus Gallery will be showcasing Audubon prints from our Antique Natural History Print Collection. The Whole Flock; a centennial exhibit in three parts begins this spring with Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners. Images from The Birds of America will be accompanied by related bird songs and our historic egg collection highlighted as a reference to the origins of the Museum.    
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Renée Fleming Master Class  
  Renée Fleming  
  Lobero Theatre, 33 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara CA

Revered soprano Renée Fleming will coach UCSB students in a special one-on-one intensive presented by Arts & Lectures and the UCSB Department of Music. The class is open to public observation. Admission is free and available on a first-come first-served basis.   
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
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    TALK: Reinventing the Baltic Sea Region: From the Hansa to the EU-Strategy of 2009  
  Michael North  
  UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB Ellison Hall, Room 3824, Santa Barbara CA
The political changes of 1989 stimulated a new perception of the Baltic Sea Region. And this gained momentum with the Eastern Enlargement of the EU. The new situation encouraged research as well. In this context the “Baltic Sea” is not an unchangeable physical setting, but a construction of different actors and protagonists. People and powers continuously reinvent the Baltic Sea Region. North’s talk will focus on the different notions of the Baltic Sea Region from the Middle Ages up to now and also examine the recent EU-Strategy of this region. Sponsored by the IHC’s Identity Studies RFG.   
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  March 1
   
Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
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    The Whole Flock: Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

To celebrate our first 100 years, the Maximus Gallery will be showcasing Audubon prints from our Antique Natural History Print Collection. The Whole Flock; a centennial exhibit in three parts begins this spring with Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners. Images from The Birds of America will be accompanied by related bird songs and our historic egg collection highlighted as a reference to the origins of the Museum.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Interventions: Cayetano Ferrer  
  November 8, 2015 – March 13, 2016  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

This site-specific installation reveals the artist’s ongoing investigation into what he calls object prosthetics—the reconstruction of broken remains using a variety of conceptual and technological methods. Ferrer is interested in architectural fragments—as both objects and as ideas. His Composite series of sculpture is made by filling in pieces of marble or stone with digitally printed PVC that acts as a stand-in for what is perceived as “missing.” What results is a reimagining that can be considered both authentic as well as speculative. Hybrid sculptures that represent part fantasy and part elegy, Ferrer’s works provide the viewer ample space to imagine what lies between historical fact and invention.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Highlights of the Permanent Collection  
  Opens February 7, 2016 – Ongoing  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

In celebration of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary in 2016, this installation highlights the most celebrated works of art from SBMA’s permanent collection, as well as several of the most exciting gifts and acquisitions in the areas of modern and contemporary art, photography, and the arts of Asia. The small works on paper gallery features favorite photographs of former curator, Karen Sinsheimer, as a tribute to her vision in the building of the permanent collection. This eclectic group of objects, meant to sample the breadth and diversity of the permanent collection while some of the Museum’s galleries are temporarily closed for renovation, includes favorites such as the sensual life-size bronze Bather Putting Up Her Hair (1932) by Aristide Maillol, the haunting Yuan dynasty Seated Luohan (13th century), and the important, early painting by the famed Bay Area Figuration artist Richard Diebenkorn. Ridley-Tree Gallery also continues to showcase favorites of 19th-century Impressionism, such as the beloved Villas in Bordighera (1884) by Claude Monet, along with the long-term loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation and the collection of Michael Armand Hammer. Works of art honoring the collecting acumen of Karen Sinsheimer include photographs such as Michael Light’s captivating appropriation of Southern Lunar Hemisphere (1999)—a work that demonstrates the late curator’s fascination with innovative intersections of art and science.    ($5 - $10)
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
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    TALK: Reinventing the Baltic Sea Region: From the Hansa to the EU-Strategy of 2009  
  3824 Ellison Hall, UCSB Ellison Hall, Room 3824, Santa Barbara CA
TALK: Reinventing the Baltic Sea Region: From the Hansa to the EU-Strategy of 2009 Michael North (Modern History University of Greifswald, Germany) Tuesday, March 1, 2016 / 4:00 PM 3824 Ellison Hall The political changes of 1989 stimulated a new perception of the Baltic Sea Region. And this gained momentum with the Eastern Enlargement of the EU. The new situation encouraged research as well. In this context the “Baltic Sea” is not an unchangeable physical setting, but a construction of different actors and protagonists. People and powers continuously reinvent the Baltic Sea Region. North’s talk will focus on the different notions of the Baltic Sea Region from the Middle Ages up to now and also examine the recent EU-Strategy of this region. Sponsored by the IHC’s Identity Studies RFG.   
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Danish String Quartet  
  Danish String Quartet  
  UCSB Campbell Hall, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

One of the hottest string quartets right now, the Danish returns for a consecutive season, following its thrilling 2014 Santa Barbara debut. Garnering seemingly every possible plaudit, from being appointed BBC New Generation Artists to endlessly quotable reviews, “these shaggy-haired Danes” (The New Yorker) are in demand worldwide for their integrated sound, flawless intonation and judicious balance. Los Angeles Times critic Mark Swed called the quartet “mystical,” remarking, “They allowed time to stand still, and they could assume the pose of excitingly aggressive rockers. They did it all.”   ($10 - $35)
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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!   ($2 - $6)
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  March 2
   
Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
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    The Whole Flock: Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

To celebrate our first 100 years, the Maximus Gallery will be showcasing Audubon prints from our Antique Natural History Print Collection. The Whole Flock; a centennial exhibit in three parts begins this spring with Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners. Images from The Birds of America will be accompanied by related bird songs and our historic egg collection highlighted as a reference to the origins of the Museum.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Interventions: Cayetano Ferrer  
  November 8, 2015 – March 13, 2016  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

This site-specific installation reveals the artist’s ongoing investigation into what he calls object prosthetics—the reconstruction of broken remains using a variety of conceptual and technological methods. Ferrer is interested in architectural fragments—as both objects and as ideas. His Composite series of sculpture is made by filling in pieces of marble or stone with digitally printed PVC that acts as a stand-in for what is perceived as “missing.” What results is a reimagining that can be considered both authentic as well as speculative. Hybrid sculptures that represent part fantasy and part elegy, Ferrer’s works provide the viewer ample space to imagine what lies between historical fact and invention.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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Highlights of the Permanent Collection  
  Opens February 7, 2016 – Ongoing  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

In celebration of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary in 2016, this installation highlights the most celebrated works of art from SBMA’s permanent collection, as well as several of the most exciting gifts and acquisitions in the areas of modern and contemporary art, photography, and the arts of Asia. The small works on paper gallery features favorite photographs of former curator, Karen Sinsheimer, as a tribute to her vision in the building of the permanent collection. This eclectic group of objects, meant to sample the breadth and diversity of the permanent collection while some of the Museum’s galleries are temporarily closed for renovation, includes favorites such as the sensual life-size bronze Bather Putting Up Her Hair (1932) by Aristide Maillol, the haunting Yuan dynasty Seated Luohan (13th century), and the important, early painting by the famed Bay Area Figuration artist Richard Diebenkorn. Ridley-Tree Gallery also continues to showcase favorites of 19th-century Impressionism, such as the beloved Villas in Bordighera (1884) by Claude Monet, along with the long-term loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation and the collection of Michael Armand Hammer. Works of art honoring the collecting acumen of Karen Sinsheimer include photographs such as Michael Light’s captivating appropriation of Southern Lunar Hemisphere (1999)—a work that demonstrates the late curator’s fascination with innovative intersections of art and science.    ($5 - $10)
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Free Noontime Concerts - L’elisir d’amore  
  Santa Barbara Public Library - Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara CA

The Mosher Studio Artists for our 2015/2016 productions of Don Giovanni, L’elisir d’amore and Suor Angelica / Gianni Schicchi will present a series of free Noontime Concerts throughout our next season!. These concerts are offered FREE to the public, and feature the talented members of our Mosher Studio Artists Program. Concerts feature a diverse repertoire of popular and lesser-known operatic offerings, all accompanied by piano. All concerts will be held on Wednesdays in the Faulkner Gallery at the Santa Barbara Public Library.   
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
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CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection features artists that studied or lived for a significant period of time in the Golden State. For many years, the art world dismissed the West Coast as a creative backwater. In critical seclusion, post-war artists used California's art schools and universities, including UCSB, to build a network of artist collectives and social movements that spurred innovation and fostered the rise of conceptual art. This exhibition focuses on work from the Museum's collection created during this critical period through to the present day. Including works tied to the Feminist and Black Arts movements, postmodern photography, painting, sculpture, and video art. CALIFORNIA 101 has been mounted in conjunction with Prof. Jenni Sorkin’s class, Art in California, 1940-2016, who will use the works on view for teaching and research purposes.    
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Lucile Lloyd: A Life in Murals  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

This exhibition focuses on the life and work of California muralist and designer Lucile Lloyd (1894-1941). Lloyd worked closely with architects in creating murals and decorative designs for churches, schools and private residences around the Los Angeles area as well as producing work for the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Arts Project. Lloyd’s designs vary from abstract motifs to historical figures to religious and mythological scenes but they all share her sense of imagination and use of vivid color. Also on loan for the first time is her exquisite altarpiece from the St. Mary of the Angels Church in Los Feliz, California. Curated by Alexandra Adler, BA 2014 Art History.   
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The Art of Colonial Latin America  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Drawn entirely from the Museum’s Collection, this exhibition focuses on the upper division course, The Arts of Spain and New Spain, taught by Deborah Spivak, Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture Department at UCSB. This course charts both the revolution of the arts in 16th and 17th century Spain and their influence and transformation in the visual culture of the New World. The works on view demonstrate the creative interaction of the European and indigenous traditions in the paintings and wood carvings that were produced in this rich artistic period. The objects in the exhibition span the 17th and 18th centuries in both Central and South America. Students in the course will be writing papers about the form, content, and affective properties of the objects on display.   
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Stars and Candy Wrappers, Artist-in-Residence: Stephen Westfall  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

As the 2015 Artist-in-Residence, Stephen Westfall (BA 1975, MFA 1978) has been commissioned to execute a massive painting covering all four walls of Nachman Gallery. Westfall's signature hardedge, geometric brand of abstraction will transform the gallery surfaces into a series of multicolored diamonds, clustered together and floating individually according to an underlying pattern of arrangement. Westfall's design is based on his longstanding investigation of grids, color arrangements, signs and painterly influences that include Picasso's harlequins, Matisse's dancers and Renaissance figures.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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  (805) 893-7564
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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Winter After-School Classes  
  Mixed Media: Inspired by Looking In, Looking Out: Latin American Photography  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

In this 12-week after-school program, students paint, sketch, and construct art, inspired by the Museum’s Latin American photography exhibition. Create a three-dimensional fabric version of Cuban photographer Raúl Corrales’ "Blue Jean", Cuba (1948), paint a colorful portrait of Frida Kahlo as inspired by Lola Álvarez Brovo’s black-and-white photograph of her artist friend, layer everyday objects and combine with an abstract pastel painted landscape to create your personalized version of Leysis Quesada Vera’s photograph "Cuba" (2006).    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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After the Spill  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

A six-part speaker series to address how Santa Barbara is moving forward after the Plains All American Pipeline spill. Part 1: Intro to Oil Operations in Santa Barbara County (1/13) Part 2 Oil Spill Preparedness - prevention and response(2/10) Part 3: After the Spill - monitoring impacts (2/17) Part 4: Do Your Part - volunteering (3/2) Part 5: The Truth about Seeps (3/16) Part 6: Moving Beyond Oil - sustainable energy and transportation (3/30)   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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An Evening with Sebastião Salgado  
  Sebastião Salgado  
  Arlington Theatre, 1317 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

The subject of the Academy Award-nominated documentary film The Salt of the Earth, Brazilian-born Sebastião Salgado has travelled in more than 100 countries for his photographic projects that capture the effects of poverty, famine and industrialization. He has been awarded every major photographic prize, is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His recent “Genesis” project is a collection of images depicting nature, animals and indigenous people in breathtaking beauty. He will give an illustrated presentation of this and other iconic works.    ($11 - $38)
Presented by ... UCSB Arts & Lectures
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  March 3
   
Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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    The Whole Flock: Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

To celebrate our first 100 years, the Maximus Gallery will be showcasing Audubon prints from our Antique Natural History Print Collection. The Whole Flock; a centennial exhibit in three parts begins this spring with Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners. Images from The Birds of America will be accompanied by related bird songs and our historic egg collection highlighted as a reference to the origins of the Museum.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Interventions: Cayetano Ferrer  
  November 8, 2015 – March 13, 2016  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

This site-specific installation reveals the artist’s ongoing investigation into what he calls object prosthetics—the reconstruction of broken remains using a variety of conceptual and technological methods. Ferrer is interested in architectural fragments—as both objects and as ideas. His Composite series of sculpture is made by filling in pieces of marble or stone with digitally printed PVC that acts as a stand-in for what is perceived as “missing.” What results is a reimagining that can be considered both authentic as well as speculative. Hybrid sculptures that represent part fantasy and part elegy, Ferrer’s works provide the viewer ample space to imagine what lies between historical fact and invention.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Highlights of the Permanent Collection  
  Opens February 7, 2016 – Ongoing  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

In celebration of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary in 2016, this installation highlights the most celebrated works of art from SBMA’s permanent collection, as well as several of the most exciting gifts and acquisitions in the areas of modern and contemporary art, photography, and the arts of Asia. The small works on paper gallery features favorite photographs of former curator, Karen Sinsheimer, as a tribute to her vision in the building of the permanent collection. This eclectic group of objects, meant to sample the breadth and diversity of the permanent collection while some of the Museum’s galleries are temporarily closed for renovation, includes favorites such as the sensual life-size bronze Bather Putting Up Her Hair (1932) by Aristide Maillol, the haunting Yuan dynasty Seated Luohan (13th century), and the important, early painting by the famed Bay Area Figuration artist Richard Diebenkorn. Ridley-Tree Gallery also continues to showcase favorites of 19th-century Impressionism, such as the beloved Villas in Bordighera (1884) by Claude Monet, along with the long-term loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation and the collection of Michael Armand Hammer. Works of art honoring the collecting acumen of Karen Sinsheimer include photographs such as Michael Light’s captivating appropriation of Southern Lunar Hemisphere (1999)—a work that demonstrates the late curator’s fascination with innovative intersections of art and science.    ($5 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection features artists that studied or lived for a significant period of time in the Golden State. For many years, the art world dismissed the West Coast as a creative backwater. In critical seclusion, post-war artists used California's art schools and universities, including UCSB, to build a network of artist collectives and social movements that spurred innovation and fostered the rise of conceptual art. This exhibition focuses on work from the Museum's collection created during this critical period through to the present day. Including works tied to the Feminist and Black Arts movements, postmodern photography, painting, sculpture, and video art. CALIFORNIA 101 has been mounted in conjunction with Prof. Jenni Sorkin’s class, Art in California, 1940-2016, who will use the works on view for teaching and research purposes.    
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Lucile Lloyd: A Life in Murals  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

This exhibition focuses on the life and work of California muralist and designer Lucile Lloyd (1894-1941). Lloyd worked closely with architects in creating murals and decorative designs for churches, schools and private residences around the Los Angeles area as well as producing work for the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Arts Project. Lloyd’s designs vary from abstract motifs to historical figures to religious and mythological scenes but they all share her sense of imagination and use of vivid color. Also on loan for the first time is her exquisite altarpiece from the St. Mary of the Angels Church in Los Feliz, California. Curated by Alexandra Adler, BA 2014 Art History.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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  (805) 893-7564
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The Art of Colonial Latin America  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Drawn entirely from the Museum’s Collection, this exhibition focuses on the upper division course, The Arts of Spain and New Spain, taught by Deborah Spivak, Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture Department at UCSB. This course charts both the revolution of the arts in 16th and 17th century Spain and their influence and transformation in the visual culture of the New World. The works on view demonstrate the creative interaction of the European and indigenous traditions in the paintings and wood carvings that were produced in this rich artistic period. The objects in the exhibition span the 17th and 18th centuries in both Central and South America. Students in the course will be writing papers about the form, content, and affective properties of the objects on display.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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  (805) 893-7564
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Stars and Candy Wrappers, Artist-in-Residence: Stephen Westfall  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

As the 2015 Artist-in-Residence, Stephen Westfall (BA 1975, MFA 1978) has been commissioned to execute a massive painting covering all four walls of Nachman Gallery. Westfall's signature hardedge, geometric brand of abstraction will transform the gallery surfaces into a series of multicolored diamonds, clustered together and floating individually according to an underlying pattern of arrangement. Westfall's design is based on his longstanding investigation of grids, color arrangements, signs and painterly influences that include Picasso's harlequins, Matisse's dancers and Renaissance figures.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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  (805) 893-7564
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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Winter After-School Classes  
  Ceramics After-School Class  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Ages 7–12 Learn the basic techniques of sculptural and functional ceramics, including hand building and wheel throwing in a fun and relaxed environment. Students create simple clay forms and experiment with surface decoration and glazing techniques, inspired by the exhibition "Piranesi: Architecture of the Imagination".    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 884-6441
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    TALK: Creativity in Dementia  
  UCSB McCune Conference Room, UCSB Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Room 6020, Santa Barbara CA
TALK: Creativity in Dementia Bruce L. Miller (Memory and Aging Center, UC San Francisco) Thursday, March 3, 2016 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB While many physical and mental conditions decline with time, creativity is one characteristic that has been observed to improve, both in healthy elders and people with neurodegenerative disease. In this talk, Miller will address the way that art made by people with brain disease or damage often provides insight into brain anatomy and function. For instance, patients who lose their ability to express themselves with words may develop abilities to express themselves with pictures; the artistic choices they make reflect their changed understanding of the world. Bruce L. Miller is a behavioral neurologist who focuses on dementia, with special interests in brain and behavior relationships as well as the genetic and molecular underpinnings of disease. His work in frontotemporal dementia (FTD) emphasizes both the behavioral and emotional deficits that characterize these patients, while simultaneously noting the visual creativity that can emerge in the setting of FTD. He is the principal investigator of the NIH-sponsored Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) and of a program project on FTD called “Frontotemporal Dementia: Genes, Imaging and Emotions.” He oversees a healthy aging program, which includes an artist in residence program. In addition, he helps lead two philanthropy-funded research consortia: the Tau Consortium and the Consortium for Frontotemporal Research, which focus on developing treatments for tau and progranulin disorders, respectively. He works with the National Football League to help with the education and assessment of players related to brain health. Sponsored by the IHC series The Humanities and the Brain.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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  (805) 893-8538
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Entomology for Gardeners & Botanists  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Class meets every Thursday for six weeks (Feb. 11, 18, 25, Mar. 3, 10, & 17) at 4:30-6:30PM. Additional Saturday Field Day (Mar. 5) at 9am-12PM.   ($100 - $150)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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  (805) 682-4726
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Family 1st Thursdays: Limited Palette Abstract Painting  
  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. SBMA’s Family Resource Center    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Pop-Up Opera  
  Opera Santa Barbara  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Opera Santa Barbara Opera Santa Barbara returns to present another crowd-pleasing pop-up performance in the Museum's gelleries.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Binge-Worthy Journalism: Backstage with the Creators of Serial  
  Sarah Koenig & Julie Snyder  
  Arlington Theatre, 1317 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Co-created by veteran radio journalists and producers Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder, Serial launched in the fall of 2014 and quickly became the most popular podcast in the world. At a time when quick-succession soundbites and fast-paced news dominates media, the 12-part series centering on one legal case proved that slow-motion journalism can captivate and sustain listeners. In their live presentation, Koenig and Snyder will take the audience behind the scenes of this cultural phenomenon, sharing stories and providing insight into the ups and downs of creating a new form of modern journalism.   ($18 - $128)
Presented by ... UCSB Arts & Lectures
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  (805) 893-3535
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Marcy Darnovsky, "Should We Genetically Modify Our Children?"  
  Marcy Darnovsky  
  1104 Harold Frank Hall, UCSB, 1104 Harold Frank Hall, UCSB, Santa Barbara CA
Powerful new “gene editing” techniques have put the prospect of genetically modified human beings on the foreseeable horizon. Should we use these tools to improve the human species? Are they needed to prevent the transmission of genetic diseases? Would manipulating the genes of future children and generations open the door to new kinds of discrimination, inequality, and eugenics? Some forty countries, including most of Europe, have adopted laws prohibiting human heritable genetic modification, but the United States has not. Marcy Darnovsky unpacks the controversies that have erupted in recent months about how we should — and should not — use gene editing tools, and explores the technical, social, and ethical stakes of these imminent decisions.   
Presented by ... Walter H. Capps Center
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  (805) 893-2317
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  March 4
   
Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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71st Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show  
  Earl Warren Showgrounds , 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara CA
Orchid lovers, flower fans and admirers of all things wild and wonderful, save the dates! On March 4 - 6, 2016, Santa Barbara International Orchid Show (www.SBOrchidShow.com) returns to Earl Warren Showgrounds in beautiful Santa Barbara, California. Thousands of blooms in every imaginable shape, color, pattern and texture, will be showcased at the show, one of the country’s largest and oldest celebrations of orchids.    ($12 - $14)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara International Orchid Show
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  (805) 403-1533
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    The Whole Flock: Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

To celebrate our first 100 years, the Maximus Gallery will be showcasing Audubon prints from our Antique Natural History Print Collection. The Whole Flock; a centennial exhibit in three parts begins this spring with Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners. Images from The Birds of America will be accompanied by related bird songs and our historic egg collection highlighted as a reference to the origins of the Museum.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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Interventions: Cayetano Ferrer  
  November 8, 2015 – March 13, 2016  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

This site-specific installation reveals the artist’s ongoing investigation into what he calls object prosthetics—the reconstruction of broken remains using a variety of conceptual and technological methods. Ferrer is interested in architectural fragments—as both objects and as ideas. His Composite series of sculpture is made by filling in pieces of marble or stone with digitally printed PVC that acts as a stand-in for what is perceived as “missing.” What results is a reimagining that can be considered both authentic as well as speculative. Hybrid sculptures that represent part fantasy and part elegy, Ferrer’s works provide the viewer ample space to imagine what lies between historical fact and invention.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
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Highlights of the Permanent Collection  
  Opens February 7, 2016 – Ongoing  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

In celebration of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary in 2016, this installation highlights the most celebrated works of art from SBMA’s permanent collection, as well as several of the most exciting gifts and acquisitions in the areas of modern and contemporary art, photography, and the arts of Asia. The small works on paper gallery features favorite photographs of former curator, Karen Sinsheimer, as a tribute to her vision in the building of the permanent collection. This eclectic group of objects, meant to sample the breadth and diversity of the permanent collection while some of the Museum’s galleries are temporarily closed for renovation, includes favorites such as the sensual life-size bronze Bather Putting Up Her Hair (1932) by Aristide Maillol, the haunting Yuan dynasty Seated Luohan (13th century), and the important, early painting by the famed Bay Area Figuration artist Richard Diebenkorn. Ridley-Tree Gallery also continues to showcase favorites of 19th-century Impressionism, such as the beloved Villas in Bordighera (1884) by Claude Monet, along with the long-term loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation and the collection of Michael Armand Hammer. Works of art honoring the collecting acumen of Karen Sinsheimer include photographs such as Michael Light’s captivating appropriation of Southern Lunar Hemisphere (1999)—a work that demonstrates the late curator’s fascination with innovative intersections of art and science.    ($5 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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Drawing the Natives  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Six-week class on Fridays (Feb. 12, 19, 26, Mar. 4, 11, & 18) at 11:00AM-1:00PM.   ($85 - $100)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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  (805) 682-4726
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 882-0088
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CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection features artists that studied or lived for a significant period of time in the Golden State. For many years, the art world dismissed the West Coast as a creative backwater. In critical seclusion, post-war artists used California's art schools and universities, including UCSB, to build a network of artist collectives and social movements that spurred innovation and fostered the rise of conceptual art. This exhibition focuses on work from the Museum's collection created during this critical period through to the present day. Including works tied to the Feminist and Black Arts movements, postmodern photography, painting, sculpture, and video art. CALIFORNIA 101 has been mounted in conjunction with Prof. Jenni Sorkin’s class, Art in California, 1940-2016, who will use the works on view for teaching and research purposes.    
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 893-7564
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Lucile Lloyd: A Life in Murals  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

This exhibition focuses on the life and work of California muralist and designer Lucile Lloyd (1894-1941). Lloyd worked closely with architects in creating murals and decorative designs for churches, schools and private residences around the Los Angeles area as well as producing work for the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Arts Project. Lloyd’s designs vary from abstract motifs to historical figures to religious and mythological scenes but they all share her sense of imagination and use of vivid color. Also on loan for the first time is her exquisite altarpiece from the St. Mary of the Angels Church in Los Feliz, California. Curated by Alexandra Adler, BA 2014 Art History.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 893-7564
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The Art of Colonial Latin America  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Drawn entirely from the Museum’s Collection, this exhibition focuses on the upper division course, The Arts of Spain and New Spain, taught by Deborah Spivak, Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture Department at UCSB. This course charts both the revolution of the arts in 16th and 17th century Spain and their influence and transformation in the visual culture of the New World. The works on view demonstrate the creative interaction of the European and indigenous traditions in the paintings and wood carvings that were produced in this rich artistic period. The objects in the exhibition span the 17th and 18th centuries in both Central and South America. Students in the course will be writing papers about the form, content, and affective properties of the objects on display.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 893-7564
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Stars and Candy Wrappers, Artist-in-Residence: Stephen Westfall  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

As the 2015 Artist-in-Residence, Stephen Westfall (BA 1975, MFA 1978) has been commissioned to execute a massive painting covering all four walls of Nachman Gallery. Westfall's signature hardedge, geometric brand of abstraction will transform the gallery surfaces into a series of multicolored diamonds, clustered together and floating individually according to an underlying pattern of arrangement. Westfall's design is based on his longstanding investigation of grids, color arrangements, signs and painterly influences that include Picasso's harlequins, Matisse's dancers and Renaissance figures.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 893-7564
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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    Party in Your Pajamas! Kids Night Out at Art From Scrap  
  Art From Scrap  
  Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

Drop your kids off for an evening of creative fun at Party in Your Pajamas- Kids Night Out from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm on the first Friday of every month. Held at the Art From Scrap Creative Reuse Store, your kids are guaranteed to have a good time! Our experienced staff will entertain and engage your children with wonderful activities including Art From Scrap Projects, Games, Stories, Movies, and More! Dinner and healthy snacks are included. Kids Night Out is appropriate for children ages 3 and up. The cost is $30.00 per child and $25.00 for siblings.Contact Mariana at 805-884-0459 x16 or Mariana@ExploreEcology.org.   ($25 - $30)
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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  (805) 884-0459 x13
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L'Elisir d'Amore  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., Santa Barbara CA

Love Potions and A Furtive Tear ... With Donizetti’s Bel Canto music that will astound you ... Do love potions sold by a doctor of dubious credentials really work? In this delightful comedy of magical concoctions, feigned indifference, mistaken love and a sad tear, two lovers find their passion with Donizetti’s effervescent and charming arias. ~ Sung in Italian with English Supertitles    ($29 - $204)
Presented by ... Opera Santa Barbara
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  (805) 899-2222
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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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The Comic Strippers  
  The New Vic, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

The Comic Strippers: A male stripper parody and improv comedy show ..... A SHOW FOR ALL GENDERS… 21+ ONLY ..... WARNING! No extreme nudity, just extreme hilarity. ..... A fictitious male stripper troupe (played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians) performs a sexylarious improv comedy show. These guys try to be sexy… it just comes out funny. Constantly grooving and gyrating in between scenes they banter with the crowd and perform their hilarious twist on improv sketches. They sing, they “dance”. These guys are oiled up and ready to make you laugh at them. Semi undressed and completely unscripted, The Comic Strippers take off their shirts and take on your suggestions to create a whole new genre of comedy.   ($25 - $30)
Presented by ... The New Vic
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  (805) 965-5400
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  March 5
   
Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 882-0088
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71st Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show  
  Earl Warren Showgrounds , 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara CA
Orchid lovers, flower fans and admirers of all things wild and wonderful, save the dates! On March 4 - 6, 2016, Santa Barbara International Orchid Show (www.SBOrchidShow.com) returns to Earl Warren Showgrounds in beautiful Santa Barbara, California. Thousands of blooms in every imaginable shape, color, pattern and texture, will be showcased at the show, one of the country’s largest and oldest celebrations of orchids.    ($12 - $14)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara International Orchid Show
  More Info
  (805) 403-1533
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    The Whole Flock: Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

To celebrate our first 100 years, the Maximus Gallery will be showcasing Audubon prints from our Antique Natural History Print Collection. The Whole Flock; a centennial exhibit in three parts begins this spring with Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners. Images from The Birds of America will be accompanied by related bird songs and our historic egg collection highlighted as a reference to the origins of the Museum.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711
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Imagine It, Make It! Artists' Choice Art From Scrap Workshop  
  Geoffrey Barber  
  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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Interventions: Cayetano Ferrer  
  November 8, 2015 – March 13, 2016  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

This site-specific installation reveals the artist’s ongoing investigation into what he calls object prosthetics—the reconstruction of broken remains using a variety of conceptual and technological methods. Ferrer is interested in architectural fragments—as both objects and as ideas. His Composite series of sculpture is made by filling in pieces of marble or stone with digitally printed PVC that acts as a stand-in for what is perceived as “missing.” What results is a reimagining that can be considered both authentic as well as speculative. Hybrid sculptures that represent part fantasy and part elegy, Ferrer’s works provide the viewer ample space to imagine what lies between historical fact and invention.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
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Highlights of the Permanent Collection  
  Opens February 7, 2016 – Ongoing  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

In celebration of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary in 2016, this installation highlights the most celebrated works of art from SBMA’s permanent collection, as well as several of the most exciting gifts and acquisitions in the areas of modern and contemporary art, photography, and the arts of Asia. The small works on paper gallery features favorite photographs of former curator, Karen Sinsheimer, as a tribute to her vision in the building of the permanent collection. This eclectic group of objects, meant to sample the breadth and diversity of the permanent collection while some of the Museum’s galleries are temporarily closed for renovation, includes favorites such as the sensual life-size bronze Bather Putting Up Her Hair (1932) by Aristide Maillol, the haunting Yuan dynasty Seated Luohan (13th century), and the important, early painting by the famed Bay Area Figuration artist Richard Diebenkorn. Ridley-Tree Gallery also continues to showcase favorites of 19th-century Impressionism, such as the beloved Villas in Bordighera (1884) by Claude Monet, along with the long-term loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation and the collection of Michael Armand Hammer. Works of art honoring the collecting acumen of Karen Sinsheimer include photographs such as Michael Light’s captivating appropriation of Southern Lunar Hemisphere (1999)—a work that demonstrates the late curator’s fascination with innovative intersections of art and science.    ($5 - $10)
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
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CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection features artists that studied or lived for a significant period of time in the Golden State. For many years, the art world dismissed the West Coast as a creative backwater. In critical seclusion, post-war artists used California's art schools and universities, including UCSB, to build a network of artist collectives and social movements that spurred innovation and fostered the rise of conceptual art. This exhibition focuses on work from the Museum's collection created during this critical period through to the present day. Including works tied to the Feminist and Black Arts movements, postmodern photography, painting, sculpture, and video art. CALIFORNIA 101 has been mounted in conjunction with Prof. Jenni Sorkin’s class, Art in California, 1940-2016, who will use the works on view for teaching and research purposes.    
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Lucile Lloyd: A Life in Murals  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

This exhibition focuses on the life and work of California muralist and designer Lucile Lloyd (1894-1941). Lloyd worked closely with architects in creating murals and decorative designs for churches, schools and private residences around the Los Angeles area as well as producing work for the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Arts Project. Lloyd’s designs vary from abstract motifs to historical figures to religious and mythological scenes but they all share her sense of imagination and use of vivid color. Also on loan for the first time is her exquisite altarpiece from the St. Mary of the Angels Church in Los Feliz, California. Curated by Alexandra Adler, BA 2014 Art History.   
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The Art of Colonial Latin America  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Drawn entirely from the Museum’s Collection, this exhibition focuses on the upper division course, The Arts of Spain and New Spain, taught by Deborah Spivak, Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture Department at UCSB. This course charts both the revolution of the arts in 16th and 17th century Spain and their influence and transformation in the visual culture of the New World. The works on view demonstrate the creative interaction of the European and indigenous traditions in the paintings and wood carvings that were produced in this rich artistic period. The objects in the exhibition span the 17th and 18th centuries in both Central and South America. Students in the course will be writing papers about the form, content, and affective properties of the objects on display.   
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Stars and Candy Wrappers, Artist-in-Residence: Stephen Westfall  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

As the 2015 Artist-in-Residence, Stephen Westfall (BA 1975, MFA 1978) has been commissioned to execute a massive painting covering all four walls of Nachman Gallery. Westfall's signature hardedge, geometric brand of abstraction will transform the gallery surfaces into a series of multicolored diamonds, clustered together and floating individually according to an underlying pattern of arrangement. Westfall's design is based on his longstanding investigation of grids, color arrangements, signs and painterly influences that include Picasso's harlequins, Matisse's dancers and Renaissance figures.   
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
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    Youth Symphony Concert  
  Santa Barbara Youth Symphony  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

2 – 3 pm (Rehearsal), 4 – 5 pm (Concert) SBMA partners with the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony to present a free community concert. Performers include members of the Youth Symphony and other young musicians throughout Santa Barbara, coming together for a fabulous free-for-all of music making. Art activities and refreshments top off an afternoon of family fun. Visitors are welcome to the rehearsal and/or concert, and to play along. Museum Back Plaza    
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Entomology for Gardeners & Botanists  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Class meets every Thursday for six weeks (Feb. 11, 18, 25, Mar. 3, 10, & 17) at 4:30-6:30PM. Additional Saturday Field Day (Mar. 5) at 9am-12PM.   ($100 - $150)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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Configuration 2016  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

March 5 through 12 The Arts Mentorship Program and Dance Arts present present 2016 Configuration   ($15 - $53)
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  March 6
   
Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
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71st Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show  
  Earl Warren Showgrounds , 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara CA
Orchid lovers, flower fans and admirers of all things wild and wonderful, save the dates! On March 4 - 6, 2016, Santa Barbara International Orchid Show (www.SBOrchidShow.com) returns to Earl Warren Showgrounds in beautiful Santa Barbara, California. Thousands of blooms in every imaginable shape, color, pattern and texture, will be showcased at the show, one of the country’s largest and oldest celebrations of orchids.    ($12 - $14)
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    The Whole Flock: Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

To celebrate our first 100 years, the Maximus Gallery will be showcasing Audubon prints from our Antique Natural History Print Collection. The Whole Flock; a centennial exhibit in three parts begins this spring with Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners. Images from The Birds of America will be accompanied by related bird songs and our historic egg collection highlighted as a reference to the origins of the Museum.    
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Interventions: Cayetano Ferrer  
  November 8, 2015 – March 13, 2016  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

This site-specific installation reveals the artist’s ongoing investigation into what he calls object prosthetics—the reconstruction of broken remains using a variety of conceptual and technological methods. Ferrer is interested in architectural fragments—as both objects and as ideas. His Composite series of sculpture is made by filling in pieces of marble or stone with digitally printed PVC that acts as a stand-in for what is perceived as “missing.” What results is a reimagining that can be considered both authentic as well as speculative. Hybrid sculptures that represent part fantasy and part elegy, Ferrer’s works provide the viewer ample space to imagine what lies between historical fact and invention.   
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Highlights of the Permanent Collection  
  Opens February 7, 2016 – Ongoing  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

In celebration of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary in 2016, this installation highlights the most celebrated works of art from SBMA’s permanent collection, as well as several of the most exciting gifts and acquisitions in the areas of modern and contemporary art, photography, and the arts of Asia. The small works on paper gallery features favorite photographs of former curator, Karen Sinsheimer, as a tribute to her vision in the building of the permanent collection. This eclectic group of objects, meant to sample the breadth and diversity of the permanent collection while some of the Museum’s galleries are temporarily closed for renovation, includes favorites such as the sensual life-size bronze Bather Putting Up Her Hair (1932) by Aristide Maillol, the haunting Yuan dynasty Seated Luohan (13th century), and the important, early painting by the famed Bay Area Figuration artist Richard Diebenkorn. Ridley-Tree Gallery also continues to showcase favorites of 19th-century Impressionism, such as the beloved Villas in Bordighera (1884) by Claude Monet, along with the long-term loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation and the collection of Michael Armand Hammer. Works of art honoring the collecting acumen of Karen Sinsheimer include photographs such as Michael Light’s captivating appropriation of Southern Lunar Hemisphere (1999)—a work that demonstrates the late curator’s fascination with innovative intersections of art and science.    ($5 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection features artists that studied or lived for a significant period of time in the Golden State. For many years, the art world dismissed the West Coast as a creative backwater. In critical seclusion, post-war artists used California's art schools and universities, including UCSB, to build a network of artist collectives and social movements that spurred innovation and fostered the rise of conceptual art. This exhibition focuses on work from the Museum's collection created during this critical period through to the present day. Including works tied to the Feminist and Black Arts movements, postmodern photography, painting, sculpture, and video art. CALIFORNIA 101 has been mounted in conjunction with Prof. Jenni Sorkin’s class, Art in California, 1940-2016, who will use the works on view for teaching and research purposes.    
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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  (805) 893-7564
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Lucile Lloyd: A Life in Murals  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

This exhibition focuses on the life and work of California muralist and designer Lucile Lloyd (1894-1941). Lloyd worked closely with architects in creating murals and decorative designs for churches, schools and private residences around the Los Angeles area as well as producing work for the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Arts Project. Lloyd’s designs vary from abstract motifs to historical figures to religious and mythological scenes but they all share her sense of imagination and use of vivid color. Also on loan for the first time is her exquisite altarpiece from the St. Mary of the Angels Church in Los Feliz, California. Curated by Alexandra Adler, BA 2014 Art History.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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  (805) 893-7564
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The Art of Colonial Latin America  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Drawn entirely from the Museum’s Collection, this exhibition focuses on the upper division course, The Arts of Spain and New Spain, taught by Deborah Spivak, Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture Department at UCSB. This course charts both the revolution of the arts in 16th and 17th century Spain and their influence and transformation in the visual culture of the New World. The works on view demonstrate the creative interaction of the European and indigenous traditions in the paintings and wood carvings that were produced in this rich artistic period. The objects in the exhibition span the 17th and 18th centuries in both Central and South America. Students in the course will be writing papers about the form, content, and affective properties of the objects on display.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Stars and Candy Wrappers, Artist-in-Residence: Stephen Westfall  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

As the 2015 Artist-in-Residence, Stephen Westfall (BA 1975, MFA 1978) has been commissioned to execute a massive painting covering all four walls of Nachman Gallery. Westfall's signature hardedge, geometric brand of abstraction will transform the gallery surfaces into a series of multicolored diamonds, clustered together and floating individually according to an underlying pattern of arrangement. Westfall's design is based on his longstanding investigation of grids, color arrangements, signs and painterly influences that include Picasso's harlequins, Matisse's dancers and Renaissance figures.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Configuration 2016  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

March 5 through 12 The Arts Mentorship Program and Dance Arts present present 2016 Configuration   ($15 - $53)
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L'Elisir d'Amore  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., Santa Barbara CA

Love Potions and A Furtive Tear ... With Donizetti’s Bel Canto music that will astound you ... Do love potions sold by a doctor of dubious credentials really work? In this delightful comedy of magical concoctions, feigned indifference, mistaken love and a sad tear, two lovers find their passion with Donizetti’s effervescent and charming arias. ~ Sung in Italian with English Supertitles    ($29 - $204)
Presented by ... Opera Santa Barbara
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On the Trail of Big Cats: Tigers, Cougars, & Snow Leopards  
  Steve Winter  
  UCSB Campbell Hall, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Go around the world in search of big cats with award-winning photographer Steve Winter. A determined explorer, Winter will lead you from Asian jungles where resilient tiger populations persist, to the Himalaya, home of the rare snow leopard. Follow him into the rainforests of Latin America to view the elusive jaguar – and to Hollywood in pursuit of the American cougar. He’ll share both dangerous and lighter moments: from getting stuck in quicksand to mishaps with remote-controlled cameras. Co-author of the book Tigers Forever, Winter’s mission is to share the beauty of big cats while working to save them.   ($15 - $25)
Presented by ... UCSB Arts & Lectures
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Art Historian Meher McArthur on An Appreciation of Japanese Art and Aesthetics  
  Meher McArthur is an independent Asian art curator, author, and educator, specializing in the art of Japan  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Art Historian Meher McArthur on An Appreciation of Japanese Art and Aesthetics Meher McArthur is an independent Asian art curator, author, and educator, who specializes in the art of Japan. She worked for nine years as Curator of East Asian Art at Pacific Asia Museum, where she curated 15 exhibitions and several permanent galleries. Her most recent major exhibitions include Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami (traveling 2012–2016) and Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami (2015–2017). She lectures regularly at Southern California museums and is Creative Director for the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden in Pasadena. She is a regular contributor to KCET's Artbound and the Buddhist website buddhistdoor.com, and writes for Artillery, Fabrik, and other arts and culture magazines. She has written several books about Asian art and culture, including Folded: Contemporary Expressions of Origami Art, to be published by Tuttle in spring 2017. McArthur will lead an upcoming SBMA travel tour to Japan.    ($5 - $10)
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  March 7
   
Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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    The Whole Flock: Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

To celebrate our first 100 years, the Maximus Gallery will be showcasing Audubon prints from our Antique Natural History Print Collection. The Whole Flock; a centennial exhibit in three parts begins this spring with Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners. Images from The Birds of America will be accompanied by related bird songs and our historic egg collection highlighted as a reference to the origins of the Museum.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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    DISCUSSION: Brown-Bag Conversation: “Contextualizing and Rereading Frederick Douglass’ The Heroic Sl  
  UCSB HSSB 4080, UCSB Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Room 4080, Santa Barbara CA
DISCUSSION: Brown-Bag Conversation: “Contextualizing and Rereading Frederick Douglass’ The Heroic Slave” Robert S. Levine (University of Maryland, College Park) Monday, March 7, 2016 / 12:00 PM HSSB 4080 Professor Levine will lead a lunchtime discussion based on his editorial work on the new Yale cultural and critical edition of Douglass’ novella. Participants may want to read Douglass’ The Heroic Slave in advance (available as an etext online). We will also be discussing the following selections from the new Yale edition of The Heroic Slave, available on Amazon & elsewhere for $9.95 (all royalties benefit the Frederick Douglass Papers, Indianapolis): *Introduction (xi-xxxvi) *”Contemporary Responses to the Creole Rebellion, 1841-43″ (57-84) * Excerpt from the “Address at the Great Anti-Colonization Meeting in New York” (123-26) Guggenheim award-winning Robert S. Levine is Professor of English and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. Author of Conspiracy and Romance (1989), Martin Delany, Frederick Douglass, and the Politics of Representative Identity (1997), and Dislocating Race and Nation (2008), and General Editor of the Norton Anthology of American Literature, Levine is editor or co-editor of over 20 volumes, including the new Yale cultural and critical edition of Douglass’ The Heroic Slave (2015). His new book is The Lives of Frederick Douglass (Harvard University Press, 2016). Sponsored by the IHC’s Slavery, Captivity, and the Meaning of Freedom RFG.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
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    TALK: Frederick Douglass, Thomas Auld, and the Reunion Narrative, 1877, 1881, 1892  
  UCSB McCune Conference Room, UCSB Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Room 6020, Santa Barbara CA
TALK: Frederick Douglass, Thomas Auld, and the Reunion Narrative, 1877, 1881, 1892 Robert S. Levine (University of Maryland, College Park) March 7, 2016 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room Professor Levine will present work from his just-published The Lives of Frederick Douglass (Harvard, 2016): “Frederick Douglass, Thomas Auld, and the Reunion Narrative, 1877, 1881, 1892.” While most readers are familiar with the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (1845), Levine will discuss Douglass’ final autobiography, Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (1881, 1892), focusing on the account of Douglass’ 1877 meeting with his former master Thomas Auld. Breaking with earlier readings of this meeting as a moment of reconciliation, Levine reconsiders this fascinating encounter in the context of Douglass’ other autobiographical writings and his politics of Reconstruction. Guggenheim and MLA Lifetime Achievement award-winning Robert S. Levine is Professor of English and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. Author of Conspiracy and Romance (1989), Martin Delany, Frederick Douglass, and the Politics of Representative Identity (1997), and Dislocating Race and Nation (2008), and General Editor of the Norton Anthology of American Literature, Levine is editor or co-editor of over 20 volumes, including the new Yale cultural and critical edition of Douglass’ The Heroic Slave (2015). His new book is The Lives of Frederick Douglass (Harvard University Press, 2016). Sponsoed by the IHC’s Slavery, Captivity, and the Meaning of Freedom RFG.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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Airplane!  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Part of the Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series feat. Jon Burlingame ..... 1980’s satirical comedy at its finest! Surreal humor, slapstick comedy, and a nice parody of the disaster film genres, this beloved hit comedy brought home a BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay and a Writers Guild Award for Best Adapted Comedy. Don’t miss Robert Hayes, Julie Hagerty, and Leslie Nielsen doing their comedy thing while flying high.    ($10.00 - $20.00)
Presented by ... The Granada Theatre
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  March 8
    GHANA'S PUPPETEER: J.C. ABBEY & HIS TROUPE  
  Carsey-Wolf Center, 4431 SS&MS, Santa Barbara CA
J.C. ABBEY, Ghana’s Puppeteer documents an exceptional fifty-year artistic career, from Accra’s streets to Ghana’s villages to international TV. In fifteen delightful puppet shows, interwoven with commentary, Mr. Abbey is joined by Anyaa Arts Kollektif musicians Nii Noi Nortey and Nii Otoo Annan and filmmakers Nii Yemo Nunu and Steven Feld to chronicle Ghana's music since its independence in 1957. The marionette performances feature traditional ethnic dances and animal stories, as well as the various musical genres of highlife, Afro-jazz, Afro-rock, reggae, and contemporary hiplife pop. The film is presented by renowned ethnomusicologist Professor Steven Feld who is joined by UCSB Professor of History Stephan Miescher and Professor of Music David Novak for a discussion after the screening. This event is sponsored by the Carsey-Wolf Center, and organized by the African Studies Research Focus Group (RFG) and the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM) at UCSB. It is supported by the Departments of Film and Media Studies, History, Music, and Theater and Dance.   
Presented by ... Carsey-Wolf Center
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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    The Whole Flock: Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

To celebrate our first 100 years, the Maximus Gallery will be showcasing Audubon prints from our Antique Natural History Print Collection. The Whole Flock; a centennial exhibit in three parts begins this spring with Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners. Images from The Birds of America will be accompanied by related bird songs and our historic egg collection highlighted as a reference to the origins of the Museum.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Interventions: Cayetano Ferrer  
  November 8, 2015 – March 13, 2016  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

This site-specific installation reveals the artist’s ongoing investigation into what he calls object prosthetics—the reconstruction of broken remains using a variety of conceptual and technological methods. Ferrer is interested in architectural fragments—as both objects and as ideas. His Composite series of sculpture is made by filling in pieces of marble or stone with digitally printed PVC that acts as a stand-in for what is perceived as “missing.” What results is a reimagining that can be considered both authentic as well as speculative. Hybrid sculptures that represent part fantasy and part elegy, Ferrer’s works provide the viewer ample space to imagine what lies between historical fact and invention.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Highlights of the Permanent Collection  
  Opens February 7, 2016 – Ongoing  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

In celebration of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary in 2016, this installation highlights the most celebrated works of art from SBMA’s permanent collection, as well as several of the most exciting gifts and acquisitions in the areas of modern and contemporary art, photography, and the arts of Asia. The small works on paper gallery features favorite photographs of former curator, Karen Sinsheimer, as a tribute to her vision in the building of the permanent collection. This eclectic group of objects, meant to sample the breadth and diversity of the permanent collection while some of the Museum’s galleries are temporarily closed for renovation, includes favorites such as the sensual life-size bronze Bather Putting Up Her Hair (1932) by Aristide Maillol, the haunting Yuan dynasty Seated Luohan (13th century), and the important, early painting by the famed Bay Area Figuration artist Richard Diebenkorn. Ridley-Tree Gallery also continues to showcase favorites of 19th-century Impressionism, such as the beloved Villas in Bordighera (1884) by Claude Monet, along with the long-term loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation and the collection of Michael Armand Hammer. Works of art honoring the collecting acumen of Karen Sinsheimer include photographs such as Michael Light’s captivating appropriation of Southern Lunar Hemisphere (1999)—a work that demonstrates the late curator’s fascination with innovative intersections of art and science.    ($5 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  Website
  (805) 963-4364
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  Website
  (805) 882-0088
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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    PHorum: Perspectives in Healthcare  
  Fess Parker DoubleTree, 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara CA
Santa Barbara’s annual healthcare symposium where national, regional and local health care leaders share and discuss relevant issues that impact our community.    
Presented by ... Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care of Santa Barbara
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  (805) 965-5555
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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!   ($2 - $6)
Presented by ... Yes You Can Dance Salsa & Bachata
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  (805) 669-7098
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24-Decade History of Popular Music: The 1910s & 1920s  
  Taylor Mac  
  UCSB Campbell Hall, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Get ready for an evening of glittering musical time travel. Equal parts bedazzled shaman, searing social critic and radical angel, Taylor Mac is a critical darling of the New York theater scene, beloved for his iconic beauty, disarming vulnerability and soaring spirit. Says Mac, “I think of myself as a fool in the Elizabethan sense... someone who is phantasmagorical enough in their aesthetic and behavior that they can say what everybody knows is true.” Mac’s dynamic performance will feature selections from an ambitious 24-hour extravaganza that will, upon completion, cover the last 240 years of popular music.    ($10 - $35)
Presented by ... UCSB Arts & Lectures
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  (805) 893-3535
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  March 9
   
Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 882-0088
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    The Whole Flock: Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

To celebrate our first 100 years, the Maximus Gallery will be showcasing Audubon prints from our Antique Natural History Print Collection. The Whole Flock; a centennial exhibit in three parts begins this spring with Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners. Images from The Birds of America will be accompanied by related bird songs and our historic egg collection highlighted as a reference to the origins of the Museum.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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Interventions: Cayetano Ferrer  
  November 8, 2015 – March 13, 2016  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

This site-specific installation reveals the artist’s ongoing investigation into what he calls object prosthetics—the reconstruction of broken remains using a variety of conceptual and technological methods. Ferrer is interested in architectural fragments—as both objects and as ideas. His Composite series of sculpture is made by filling in pieces of marble or stone with digitally printed PVC that acts as a stand-in for what is perceived as “missing.” What results is a reimagining that can be considered both authentic as well as speculative. Hybrid sculptures that represent part fantasy and part elegy, Ferrer’s works provide the viewer ample space to imagine what lies between historical fact and invention.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
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Highlights of the Permanent Collection  
  Opens February 7, 2016 – Ongoing  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

In celebration of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary in 2016, this installation highlights the most celebrated works of art from SBMA’s permanent collection, as well as several of the most exciting gifts and acquisitions in the areas of modern and contemporary art, photography, and the arts of Asia. The small works on paper gallery features favorite photographs of former curator, Karen Sinsheimer, as a tribute to her vision in the building of the permanent collection. This eclectic group of objects, meant to sample the breadth and diversity of the permanent collection while some of the Museum’s galleries are temporarily closed for renovation, includes favorites such as the sensual life-size bronze Bather Putting Up Her Hair (1932) by Aristide Maillol, the haunting Yuan dynasty Seated Luohan (13th century), and the important, early painting by the famed Bay Area Figuration artist Richard Diebenkorn. Ridley-Tree Gallery also continues to showcase favorites of 19th-century Impressionism, such as the beloved Villas in Bordighera (1884) by Claude Monet, along with the long-term loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation and the collection of Michael Armand Hammer. Works of art honoring the collecting acumen of Karen Sinsheimer include photographs such as Michael Light’s captivating appropriation of Southern Lunar Hemisphere (1999)—a work that demonstrates the late curator’s fascination with innovative intersections of art and science.    ($5 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
  Email a Friend
 
   
Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 882-0088
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CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection features artists that studied or lived for a significant period of time in the Golden State. For many years, the art world dismissed the West Coast as a creative backwater. In critical seclusion, post-war artists used California's art schools and universities, including UCSB, to build a network of artist collectives and social movements that spurred innovation and fostered the rise of conceptual art. This exhibition focuses on work from the Museum's collection created during this critical period through to the present day. Including works tied to the Feminist and Black Arts movements, postmodern photography, painting, sculpture, and video art. CALIFORNIA 101 has been mounted in conjunction with Prof. Jenni Sorkin’s class, Art in California, 1940-2016, who will use the works on view for teaching and research purposes.    
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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  (805) 893-7564
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Lucile Lloyd: A Life in Murals  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

This exhibition focuses on the life and work of California muralist and designer Lucile Lloyd (1894-1941). Lloyd worked closely with architects in creating murals and decorative designs for churches, schools and private residences around the Los Angeles area as well as producing work for the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Arts Project. Lloyd’s designs vary from abstract motifs to historical figures to religious and mythological scenes but they all share her sense of imagination and use of vivid color. Also on loan for the first time is her exquisite altarpiece from the St. Mary of the Angels Church in Los Feliz, California. Curated by Alexandra Adler, BA 2014 Art History.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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  Website
  (805) 893-7564
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The Art of Colonial Latin America  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Drawn entirely from the Museum’s Collection, this exhibition focuses on the upper division course, The Arts of Spain and New Spain, taught by Deborah Spivak, Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture Department at UCSB. This course charts both the revolution of the arts in 16th and 17th century Spain and their influence and transformation in the visual culture of the New World. The works on view demonstrate the creative interaction of the European and indigenous traditions in the paintings and wood carvings that were produced in this rich artistic period. The objects in the exhibition span the 17th and 18th centuries in both Central and South America. Students in the course will be writing papers about the form, content, and affective properties of the objects on display.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 893-7564
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Stars and Candy Wrappers, Artist-in-Residence: Stephen Westfall  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

As the 2015 Artist-in-Residence, Stephen Westfall (BA 1975, MFA 1978) has been commissioned to execute a massive painting covering all four walls of Nachman Gallery. Westfall's signature hardedge, geometric brand of abstraction will transform the gallery surfaces into a series of multicolored diamonds, clustered together and floating individually according to an underlying pattern of arrangement. Westfall's design is based on his longstanding investigation of grids, color arrangements, signs and painterly influences that include Picasso's harlequins, Matisse's dancers and Renaissance figures.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 893-7564
  Email a Friend
   
   
Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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Winter After-School Classes  
  Mixed Media: Inspired by Looking In, Looking Out: Latin American Photography  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

In this 12-week after-school program, students paint, sketch, and construct art, inspired by the Museum’s Latin American photography exhibition. Create a three-dimensional fabric version of Cuban photographer Raúl Corrales’ "Blue Jean", Cuba (1948), paint a colorful portrait of Frida Kahlo as inspired by Lola Álvarez Brovo’s black-and-white photograph of her artist friend, layer everyday objects and combine with an abstract pastel painted landscape to create your personalized version of Leysis Quesada Vera’s photograph "Cuba" (2006).    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 884-6441
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Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal  
  Rosanne Cash, John Leventhal  
  UCSB Campbell Hall, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash will perform selections from the acclaimed album The River and the Thread with collaborator, guitarist and husband, John Leventhal. Winner of three Grammy Awards (including Best American Roots Song for “A Feather’s Not a Bird”), the collection of original songs connects and re-connects Cash to the American South, the place of her birth and the home of her ancestors. It follows the award-winning albums Black Cadillac and The List with Cash’s own poetic survey of the places and people of the south. Says Cash, “The soul and richness of the people and the music of the south resonates in a particular way for all of us. It’s a deep connection.”   ($15 - $45)
Presented by ... UCSB Arts & Lectures
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  (805) 893-3535
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  March 10
   
Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 882-0088
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    The Whole Flock: Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

To celebrate our first 100 years, the Maximus Gallery will be showcasing Audubon prints from our Antique Natural History Print Collection. The Whole Flock; a centennial exhibit in three parts begins this spring with Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners. Images from The Birds of America will be accompanied by related bird songs and our historic egg collection highlighted as a reference to the origins of the Museum.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 
   
Interventions: Cayetano Ferrer  
  November 8, 2015 – March 13, 2016  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

This site-specific installation reveals the artist’s ongoing investigation into what he calls object prosthetics—the reconstruction of broken remains using a variety of conceptual and technological methods. Ferrer is interested in architectural fragments—as both objects and as ideas. His Composite series of sculpture is made by filling in pieces of marble or stone with digitally printed PVC that acts as a stand-in for what is perceived as “missing.” What results is a reimagining that can be considered both authentic as well as speculative. Hybrid sculptures that represent part fantasy and part elegy, Ferrer’s works provide the viewer ample space to imagine what lies between historical fact and invention.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
  Email a Friend
   

Highlights of the Permanent Collection  
  Opens February 7, 2016 – Ongoing  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

In celebration of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary in 2016, this installation highlights the most celebrated works of art from SBMA’s permanent collection, as well as several of the most exciting gifts and acquisitions in the areas of modern and contemporary art, photography, and the arts of Asia. The small works on paper gallery features favorite photographs of former curator, Karen Sinsheimer, as a tribute to her vision in the building of the permanent collection. This eclectic group of objects, meant to sample the breadth and diversity of the permanent collection while some of the Museum’s galleries are temporarily closed for renovation, includes favorites such as the sensual life-size bronze Bather Putting Up Her Hair (1932) by Aristide Maillol, the haunting Yuan dynasty Seated Luohan (13th century), and the important, early painting by the famed Bay Area Figuration artist Richard Diebenkorn. Ridley-Tree Gallery also continues to showcase favorites of 19th-century Impressionism, such as the beloved Villas in Bordighera (1884) by Claude Monet, along with the long-term loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation and the collection of Michael Armand Hammer. Works of art honoring the collecting acumen of Karen Sinsheimer include photographs such as Michael Light’s captivating appropriation of Southern Lunar Hemisphere (1999)—a work that demonstrates the late curator’s fascination with innovative intersections of art and science.    ($5 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
  Email a Friend
 
   
Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 882-0088
  Email a Friend
 

CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection features artists that studied or lived for a significant period of time in the Golden State. For many years, the art world dismissed the West Coast as a creative backwater. In critical seclusion, post-war artists used California's art schools and universities, including UCSB, to build a network of artist collectives and social movements that spurred innovation and fostered the rise of conceptual art. This exhibition focuses on work from the Museum's collection created during this critical period through to the present day. Including works tied to the Feminist and Black Arts movements, postmodern photography, painting, sculpture, and video art. CALIFORNIA 101 has been mounted in conjunction with Prof. Jenni Sorkin’s class, Art in California, 1940-2016, who will use the works on view for teaching and research purposes.    
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 893-7564
  Email a Friend
   

Lucile Lloyd: A Life in Murals  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

This exhibition focuses on the life and work of California muralist and designer Lucile Lloyd (1894-1941). Lloyd worked closely with architects in creating murals and decorative designs for churches, schools and private residences around the Los Angeles area as well as producing work for the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Arts Project. Lloyd’s designs vary from abstract motifs to historical figures to religious and mythological scenes but they all share her sense of imagination and use of vivid color. Also on loan for the first time is her exquisite altarpiece from the St. Mary of the Angels Church in Los Feliz, California. Curated by Alexandra Adler, BA 2014 Art History.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 893-7564
  Email a Friend
   

The Art of Colonial Latin America  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Drawn entirely from the Museum’s Collection, this exhibition focuses on the upper division course, The Arts of Spain and New Spain, taught by Deborah Spivak, Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture Department at UCSB. This course charts both the revolution of the arts in 16th and 17th century Spain and their influence and transformation in the visual culture of the New World. The works on view demonstrate the creative interaction of the European and indigenous traditions in the paintings and wood carvings that were produced in this rich artistic period. The objects in the exhibition span the 17th and 18th centuries in both Central and South America. Students in the course will be writing papers about the form, content, and affective properties of the objects on display.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 893-7564
  Email a Friend
   

Stars and Candy Wrappers, Artist-in-Residence: Stephen Westfall  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

As the 2015 Artist-in-Residence, Stephen Westfall (BA 1975, MFA 1978) has been commissioned to execute a massive painting covering all four walls of Nachman Gallery. Westfall's signature hardedge, geometric brand of abstraction will transform the gallery surfaces into a series of multicolored diamonds, clustered together and floating individually according to an underlying pattern of arrangement. Westfall's design is based on his longstanding investigation of grids, color arrangements, signs and painterly influences that include Picasso's harlequins, Matisse's dancers and Renaissance figures.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 893-7564
  Email a Friend
   
   
Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 882-0088
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Winter After-School Classes  
  Ceramics After-School Class  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Ages 7–12 Learn the basic techniques of sculptural and functional ceramics, including hand building and wheel throwing in a fun and relaxed environment. Students create simple clay forms and experiment with surface decoration and glazing techniques, inspired by the exhibition "Piranesi: Architecture of the Imagination".    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 884-6441
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Entomology for Gardeners & Botanists  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Class meets every Thursday for six weeks (Feb. 11, 18, 25, Mar. 3, 10, & 17) at 4:30-6:30PM. Additional Saturday Field Day (Mar. 5) at 9am-12PM.   ($100 - $150)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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  (805) 682-4726
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Jerry Seinfeld  
  Jerry Seinfeld  
  Arlington Theatre, 1317 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

America’s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will be performing his signature stand-up routine at the Arlington Theatre on March 10 at 7 pm. Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. Seinfeld now sets his sights on performing both nationally and internationally in 2016.   
Presented by ... Arlington Theatre
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  (805) 963-4408
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José González and yMusic  
  José González  
  UCSB Campbell Hall, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

José González is a testament to the irrefutable power of one man and a guitar. His classically-inspired playing draws comparisons to Nick Drake, Paul Simon and Elliott Smith. He is a masterfully eloquent interpreter of folk, pop and world music traditions, building songs that are powerful, haunting and intimate. The Swedish-born musician has released three solo albums – Veneer, which won a Swedish Grammy, In Our Nature and Vestiges & Claws – and is also a founding member of the band Junip. González will be joined by yMusic, a group of New York City instrumentalists whose virtuosic execution has attracted the attention of high-profile collaborators as formidable and innovative as Beck, Sufjan Stevens, Mark Dancigers and Ben Folds.    ($18 - $40)
Presented by ... UCSB Arts & Lectures
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  (805) 893-3535
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  March 11
   
Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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    The Whole Flock: Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

To celebrate our first 100 years, the Maximus Gallery will be showcasing Audubon prints from our Antique Natural History Print Collection. The Whole Flock; a centennial exhibit in three parts begins this spring with Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners. Images from The Birds of America will be accompanied by related bird songs and our historic egg collection highlighted as a reference to the origins of the Museum.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Interventions: Cayetano Ferrer  
  November 8, 2015 – March 13, 2016  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

This site-specific installation reveals the artist’s ongoing investigation into what he calls object prosthetics—the reconstruction of broken remains using a variety of conceptual and technological methods. Ferrer is interested in architectural fragments—as both objects and as ideas. His Composite series of sculpture is made by filling in pieces of marble or stone with digitally printed PVC that acts as a stand-in for what is perceived as “missing.” What results is a reimagining that can be considered both authentic as well as speculative. Hybrid sculptures that represent part fantasy and part elegy, Ferrer’s works provide the viewer ample space to imagine what lies between historical fact and invention.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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Highlights of the Permanent Collection  
  Opens February 7, 2016 – Ongoing  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

In celebration of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary in 2016, this installation highlights the most celebrated works of art from SBMA’s permanent collection, as well as several of the most exciting gifts and acquisitions in the areas of modern and contemporary art, photography, and the arts of Asia. The small works on paper gallery features favorite photographs of former curator, Karen Sinsheimer, as a tribute to her vision in the building of the permanent collection. This eclectic group of objects, meant to sample the breadth and diversity of the permanent collection while some of the Museum’s galleries are temporarily closed for renovation, includes favorites such as the sensual life-size bronze Bather Putting Up Her Hair (1932) by Aristide Maillol, the haunting Yuan dynasty Seated Luohan (13th century), and the important, early painting by the famed Bay Area Figuration artist Richard Diebenkorn. Ridley-Tree Gallery also continues to showcase favorites of 19th-century Impressionism, such as the beloved Villas in Bordighera (1884) by Claude Monet, along with the long-term loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation and the collection of Michael Armand Hammer. Works of art honoring the collecting acumen of Karen Sinsheimer include photographs such as Michael Light’s captivating appropriation of Southern Lunar Hemisphere (1999)—a work that demonstrates the late curator’s fascination with innovative intersections of art and science.    ($5 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Drawing the Natives  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Six-week class on Fridays (Feb. 12, 19, 26, Mar. 4, 11, & 18) at 11:00AM-1:00PM.   ($85 - $100)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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  (805) 682-4726
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 882-0088
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CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection features artists that studied or lived for a significant period of time in the Golden State. For many years, the art world dismissed the West Coast as a creative backwater. In critical seclusion, post-war artists used California's art schools and universities, including UCSB, to build a network of artist collectives and social movements that spurred innovation and fostered the rise of conceptual art. This exhibition focuses on work from the Museum's collection created during this critical period through to the present day. Including works tied to the Feminist and Black Arts movements, postmodern photography, painting, sculpture, and video art. CALIFORNIA 101 has been mounted in conjunction with Prof. Jenni Sorkin’s class, Art in California, 1940-2016, who will use the works on view for teaching and research purposes.    
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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  (805) 893-7564
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Lucile Lloyd: A Life in Murals  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

This exhibition focuses on the life and work of California muralist and designer Lucile Lloyd (1894-1941). Lloyd worked closely with architects in creating murals and decorative designs for churches, schools and private residences around the Los Angeles area as well as producing work for the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Arts Project. Lloyd’s designs vary from abstract motifs to historical figures to religious and mythological scenes but they all share her sense of imagination and use of vivid color. Also on loan for the first time is her exquisite altarpiece from the St. Mary of the Angels Church in Los Feliz, California. Curated by Alexandra Adler, BA 2014 Art History.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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  Website
  (805) 893-7564
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The Art of Colonial Latin America  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Drawn entirely from the Museum’s Collection, this exhibition focuses on the upper division course, The Arts of Spain and New Spain, taught by Deborah Spivak, Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture Department at UCSB. This course charts both the revolution of the arts in 16th and 17th century Spain and their influence and transformation in the visual culture of the New World. The works on view demonstrate the creative interaction of the European and indigenous traditions in the paintings and wood carvings that were produced in this rich artistic period. The objects in the exhibition span the 17th and 18th centuries in both Central and South America. Students in the course will be writing papers about the form, content, and affective properties of the objects on display.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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  Website
  (805) 893-7564
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Stars and Candy Wrappers, Artist-in-Residence: Stephen Westfall  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

As the 2015 Artist-in-Residence, Stephen Westfall (BA 1975, MFA 1978) has been commissioned to execute a massive painting covering all four walls of Nachman Gallery. Westfall's signature hardedge, geometric brand of abstraction will transform the gallery surfaces into a series of multicolored diamonds, clustered together and floating individually according to an underlying pattern of arrangement. Westfall's design is based on his longstanding investigation of grids, color arrangements, signs and painterly influences that include Picasso's harlequins, Matisse's dancers and Renaissance figures.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 893-7564
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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Configuration 2016  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

March 5 through 12 The Arts Mentorship Program and Dance Arts present present 2016 Configuration   ($15 - $53)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
  More Info
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  (805) 963-8198
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  March 12
   
Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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Yoga  
  Elena Poddubnaya  
  SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning , 310 W. Padre Street, Santa Barbara CA

Course demonstrates how yoga practice promotes increased flexibility, strength, balance and mental awareness. Shows how mindful movement and conscious breathing help you to relax and stimulate the nervous, digestive and circulatory systems. Course is designed for all levels, from those new to yoga to continuing students. Students will practice demonstrated techniques.   ($72
Presented by ... SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning
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  (805) 687-0812
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Princess Day / Save the Frogs  
  Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara CA

There’s no better time than the season when clocks “spring forward” to honor the world’s many and varied frogs and amphibians. Meet Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, and other princesses in person as they help celebrate frogs. There are also frog-inspired crafts, games, and special animal appearances. All costumed princesses welcome – as are knights, pirates, and cowboys. Learn how zoos and aquariums are working to save the world’s threatened amphibians.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
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  (805) 962-5339
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The Whole Flock: Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

To celebrate our first 100 years, the Maximus Gallery will be showcasing Audubon prints from our Antique Natural History Print Collection. The Whole Flock; a centennial exhibit in three parts begins this spring with Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners. Images from The Birds of America will be accompanied by related bird songs and our historic egg collection highlighted as a reference to the origins of the Museum.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711
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Garden Guardians Creature Sculptures 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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Interventions: Cayetano Ferrer  
  November 8, 2015 – March 13, 2016  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

This site-specific installation reveals the artist’s ongoing investigation into what he calls object prosthetics—the reconstruction of broken remains using a variety of conceptual and technological methods. Ferrer is interested in architectural fragments—as both objects and as ideas. His Composite series of sculpture is made by filling in pieces of marble or stone with digitally printed PVC that acts as a stand-in for what is perceived as “missing.” What results is a reimagining that can be considered both authentic as well as speculative. Hybrid sculptures that represent part fantasy and part elegy, Ferrer’s works provide the viewer ample space to imagine what lies between historical fact and invention.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
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Highlights of the Permanent Collection  
  Opens February 7, 2016 – Ongoing  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

In celebration of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary in 2016, this installation highlights the most celebrated works of art from SBMA’s permanent collection, as well as several of the most exciting gifts and acquisitions in the areas of modern and contemporary art, photography, and the arts of Asia. The small works on paper gallery features favorite photographs of former curator, Karen Sinsheimer, as a tribute to her vision in the building of the permanent collection. This eclectic group of objects, meant to sample the breadth and diversity of the permanent collection while some of the Museum’s galleries are temporarily closed for renovation, includes favorites such as the sensual life-size bronze Bather Putting Up Her Hair (1932) by Aristide Maillol, the haunting Yuan dynasty Seated Luohan (13th century), and the important, early painting by the famed Bay Area Figuration artist Richard Diebenkorn. Ridley-Tree Gallery also continues to showcase favorites of 19th-century Impressionism, such as the beloved Villas in Bordighera (1884) by Claude Monet, along with the long-term loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation and the collection of Michael Armand Hammer. Works of art honoring the collecting acumen of Karen Sinsheimer include photographs such as Michael Light’s captivating appropriation of Southern Lunar Hemisphere (1999)—a work that demonstrates the late curator’s fascination with innovative intersections of art and science.    ($5 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 882-0088
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CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection features artists that studied or lived for a significant period of time in the Golden State. For many years, the art world dismissed the West Coast as a creative backwater. In critical seclusion, post-war artists used California's art schools and universities, including UCSB, to build a network of artist collectives and social movements that spurred innovation and fostered the rise of conceptual art. This exhibition focuses on work from the Museum's collection created during this critical period through to the present day. Including works tied to the Feminist and Black Arts movements, postmodern photography, painting, sculpture, and video art. CALIFORNIA 101 has been mounted in conjunction with Prof. Jenni Sorkin’s class, Art in California, 1940-2016, who will use the works on view for teaching and research purposes.    
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 893-7564
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Lucile Lloyd: A Life in Murals  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

This exhibition focuses on the life and work of California muralist and designer Lucile Lloyd (1894-1941). Lloyd worked closely with architects in creating murals and decorative designs for churches, schools and private residences around the Los Angeles area as well as producing work for the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Arts Project. Lloyd’s designs vary from abstract motifs to historical figures to religious and mythological scenes but they all share her sense of imagination and use of vivid color. Also on loan for the first time is her exquisite altarpiece from the St. Mary of the Angels Church in Los Feliz, California. Curated by Alexandra Adler, BA 2014 Art History.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 893-7564
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The Art of Colonial Latin America  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Drawn entirely from the Museum’s Collection, this exhibition focuses on the upper division course, The Arts of Spain and New Spain, taught by Deborah Spivak, Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture Department at UCSB. This course charts both the revolution of the arts in 16th and 17th century Spain and their influence and transformation in the visual culture of the New World. The works on view demonstrate the creative interaction of the European and indigenous traditions in the paintings and wood carvings that were produced in this rich artistic period. The objects in the exhibition span the 17th and 18th centuries in both Central and South America. Students in the course will be writing papers about the form, content, and affective properties of the objects on display.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 893-7564
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Stars and Candy Wrappers, Artist-in-Residence: Stephen Westfall  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

As the 2015 Artist-in-Residence, Stephen Westfall (BA 1975, MFA 1978) has been commissioned to execute a massive painting covering all four walls of Nachman Gallery. Westfall's signature hardedge, geometric brand of abstraction will transform the gallery surfaces into a series of multicolored diamonds, clustered together and floating individually according to an underlying pattern of arrangement. Westfall's design is based on his longstanding investigation of grids, color arrangements, signs and painterly influences that include Picasso's harlequins, Matisse's dancers and Renaissance figures.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 893-7564
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Configuration 2016  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

March 5 through 12 The Arts Mentorship Program and Dance Arts present present 2016 Configuration   ($15 - $53)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-8198
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 882-0088
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Configuration 2016  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

March 5 through 12 The Arts Mentorship Program and Dance Arts present present 2016 Configuration   ($15 - $53)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
  More Info
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  (805) 963-8198
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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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Maestro’s Favorites  
  Nir Kabaretti, Conductor; Jon Lewis, Trumpet  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

In 2006, Maestro Kabaretti came to the Santa Barbara Symphony to inspire musicians and thrill audiences. Now, in this 10th anniversary celebration of his astonishing tenure, he continues his legacy in remarkable fashion. We encourage you to be part of this historic event, which includes two of the beloved masterworks from his first concerts as Music Director, and features one of our orchestra’s own great stars, Principal Trumpet Jon Lewis, as soloist in the Hummel Trumpet Concerto.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Symphony
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  (805) 899-2222
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  March 13
   
Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 882-0088
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    The Whole Flock: Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

To celebrate our first 100 years, the Maximus Gallery will be showcasing Audubon prints from our Antique Natural History Print Collection. The Whole Flock; a centennial exhibit in three parts begins this spring with Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners. Images from The Birds of America will be accompanied by related bird songs and our historic egg collection highlighted as a reference to the origins of the Museum.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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Interventions: Cayetano Ferrer  
  November 8, 2015 – March 13, 2016  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

This site-specific installation reveals the artist’s ongoing investigation into what he calls object prosthetics—the reconstruction of broken remains using a variety of conceptual and technological methods. Ferrer is interested in architectural fragments—as both objects and as ideas. His Composite series of sculpture is made by filling in pieces of marble or stone with digitally printed PVC that acts as a stand-in for what is perceived as “missing.” What results is a reimagining that can be considered both authentic as well as speculative. Hybrid sculptures that represent part fantasy and part elegy, Ferrer’s works provide the viewer ample space to imagine what lies between historical fact and invention.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
  Email a Friend
   

Highlights of the Permanent Collection  
  Opens February 7, 2016 – Ongoing  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

In celebration of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary in 2016, this installation highlights the most celebrated works of art from SBMA’s permanent collection, as well as several of the most exciting gifts and acquisitions in the areas of modern and contemporary art, photography, and the arts of Asia. The small works on paper gallery features favorite photographs of former curator, Karen Sinsheimer, as a tribute to her vision in the building of the permanent collection. This eclectic group of objects, meant to sample the breadth and diversity of the permanent collection while some of the Museum’s galleries are temporarily closed for renovation, includes favorites such as the sensual life-size bronze Bather Putting Up Her Hair (1932) by Aristide Maillol, the haunting Yuan dynasty Seated Luohan (13th century), and the important, early painting by the famed Bay Area Figuration artist Richard Diebenkorn. Ridley-Tree Gallery also continues to showcase favorites of 19th-century Impressionism, such as the beloved Villas in Bordighera (1884) by Claude Monet, along with the long-term loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation and the collection of Michael Armand Hammer. Works of art honoring the collecting acumen of Karen Sinsheimer include photographs such as Michael Light’s captivating appropriation of Southern Lunar Hemisphere (1999)—a work that demonstrates the late curator’s fascination with innovative intersections of art and science.    ($5 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
  Email a Friend
 
   
Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 882-0088
  Email a Friend
 

CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection features artists that studied or lived for a significant period of time in the Golden State. For many years, the art world dismissed the West Coast as a creative backwater. In critical seclusion, post-war artists used California's art schools and universities, including UCSB, to build a network of artist collectives and social movements that spurred innovation and fostered the rise of conceptual art. This exhibition focuses on work from the Museum's collection created during this critical period through to the present day. Including works tied to the Feminist and Black Arts movements, postmodern photography, painting, sculpture, and video art. CALIFORNIA 101 has been mounted in conjunction with Prof. Jenni Sorkin’s class, Art in California, 1940-2016, who will use the works on view for teaching and research purposes.    
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 893-7564
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Lucile Lloyd: A Life in Murals  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

This exhibition focuses on the life and work of California muralist and designer Lucile Lloyd (1894-1941). Lloyd worked closely with architects in creating murals and decorative designs for churches, schools and private residences around the Los Angeles area as well as producing work for the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Arts Project. Lloyd’s designs vary from abstract motifs to historical figures to religious and mythological scenes but they all share her sense of imagination and use of vivid color. Also on loan for the first time is her exquisite altarpiece from the St. Mary of the Angels Church in Los Feliz, California. Curated by Alexandra Adler, BA 2014 Art History.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 893-7564
  Email a Friend
   

The Art of Colonial Latin America  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Drawn entirely from the Museum’s Collection, this exhibition focuses on the upper division course, The Arts of Spain and New Spain, taught by Deborah Spivak, Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture Department at UCSB. This course charts both the revolution of the arts in 16th and 17th century Spain and their influence and transformation in the visual culture of the New World. The works on view demonstrate the creative interaction of the European and indigenous traditions in the paintings and wood carvings that were produced in this rich artistic period. The objects in the exhibition span the 17th and 18th centuries in both Central and South America. Students in the course will be writing papers about the form, content, and affective properties of the objects on display.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
  More Info
  Website
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Stars and Candy Wrappers, Artist-in-Residence: Stephen Westfall  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

As the 2015 Artist-in-Residence, Stephen Westfall (BA 1975, MFA 1978) has been commissioned to execute a massive painting covering all four walls of Nachman Gallery. Westfall's signature hardedge, geometric brand of abstraction will transform the gallery surfaces into a series of multicolored diamonds, clustered together and floating individually according to an underlying pattern of arrangement. Westfall's design is based on his longstanding investigation of grids, color arrangements, signs and painterly influences that include Picasso's harlequins, Matisse's dancers and Renaissance figures.   
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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? Arroyo Burro Beach Who? You and your friends. 2nd Sundays of the Month- Upcoming Dates are Feb. 14, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12. Clean Ups start at 12:00 noon.    
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Studio Sunday on the Front Steps: Water Soluble Oil Pastels  
  Water Soluble Oil Pastels  
  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.    
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Speaking of Stories - Tales From The Twilight Zone  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

Stories that inspired episodes on the iconic Twilight Zone television show. Be ready for some fun twists, turns and surprises. Fans of the show will recall that you never quite know where a Twilight Zone adventure might take you! Great stories performed by talented actors. Join the performers after the show for complimentary cookies and milk—because every good story should be toasted with cookies and milk! Stories and performers to be announced soon.   ($18 - $28)
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Maestro’s Favorites  
  Nir Kabaretti, Conductor; Jon Lewis, Trumpet  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

In 2006, Maestro Kabaretti came to the Santa Barbara Symphony to inspire musicians and thrill audiences. Now, in this 10th anniversary celebration of his astonishing tenure, he continues his legacy in remarkable fashion. We encourage you to be part of this historic event, which includes two of the beloved masterworks from his first concerts as Music Director, and features one of our orchestra’s own great stars, Principal Trumpet Jon Lewis, as soloist in the Hummel Trumpet Concerto.    
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
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    Viva el Arte: Las Colibri  
  The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

The Luke and UCSB A&L present this FREE family concert! Las Colibrí share a passion for music, beauty – and girl-power. A unique all-women ensemble based in Los Angeles and led by Susie Garcia, Las Colibrí celebrate the mariachi tradition of the early 20th century with an all-string instrumentation, classic vocals, and the colorful, feminine costumes of the Mexican cinematic divas of the 40s and 50s. See you for this FREE family show!   
Presented by ... The Marjorie Luke Theatre
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