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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the areas micro breweries. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (2 person minimum 4 person minimum on Saturdays. Tour includes all tasting fee's & door to door transportation anywhere in Santa Barbara.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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CALL TO ARTISTS for Lost in Scrap Multimedia Exhibition and Fundraiser  
  Art From Scrap  
  Art From Scrap , 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

Calling All Artists 16 years and up! The 2015 Challenge is Maps.Artists are challenged to incorporate a map into their artwork and as many objects and materials as they like. Art can be in any media: assemblage, collage, photography, paint, video, sculpture, printmaking, etc. From July 14 to August 22, artists can come into the Art From Scrap Creative Reuse Store to collect their entry form and to pay a $15.00 entry fee. Included in the fee are a $5.00 credit to the AFS Creative Reuse Store, a map, and admission to the culminating fundraiser on October 10th. Participation is open to artists, aged 16 and up. Artists can choose from a wide selection of maps at AFS or use their own. Completed artwork must be delivered to the AFS Gallery at 302 East Cota Street in downtown Santa Barbara on Tuesday, August 25, between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. Selected artwork will be exhibited at the AFS Gallery from August 29 – October 10. Gallery Hours are Tuesday - Friday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday– 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Visitors to the show will be able to bid on the artwork through a silent auction. 75% of art sales will benefit Art From Scrap's Art and Educational programs. Artists can also elect to donate all proceeds to Art From Scrap. The public is invited to the Lost In Scrap Reception, Party, and Fundraiser on Saturday, October 10 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for a festive evening of art, music, food, and some exciting creative surprises. Stay tuned to learn more!    ($15 - $15)
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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  (805) 884-0459 x13
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    Sailing Cruises (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

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

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

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

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

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

Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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    Free Film Series  
  Light Play and Abstract City  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Programmed by Peter Bloom, Professor of Film and Media Studies, and Colin Gardner, Professor of Art, UC Santa Barbara, this three-part film series is offered in conjunction with the exhibition The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come and addresses Moholy-Nagy’s involvement with cinema as filmmaker, production designer, and participant in the wide-ranging context of interwar, avant-garde art and documentary filmmaking culture, and highlights the function of urban space, abstraction, light play, and experimental design. A complete listing of films also at www.sbma.net. Mary Craig Auditorium    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Zoo Yoga  
  Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara CA

What do lions and yoga have in common? They are both at the Santa Barbara Zoo! Experience outdoor yoga on the Zoo’s beautiful grounds at Cabrillo Lawn, right next to the lions. For all levels, including those who have never practiced yoga. Every Tuesday and Thursday. Cost: $10/class or $45/month, $40/month for SB Zoo Members. Pay at the Zoo upon arrival.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
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  (805) 962-5339
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    Concerts in the Park  
  Chase Palm Park, Cabrillo Blvd. at Calle Cesar Chavez, Santa Barbara CA
Join us on the great meadow. Bring your friends, family, lawn chairs, blankets, picnic, and dancing shoes! THE SCHEDULE: July 2 - The Long Run (Eagles Tribute); July 9 - Lost Dog Found (Roots Swing); July 16 - Captain Cardiac & the Coronaries (50s and 60s Rock ‘n Roll Show); July 23 - Rainbow Girls (Americana, Gypsy, Funk, Soul and Rock ‘n Roll); July 30 - Fortunate Son (A Tribute to John Fogerty & CCR);    
Presented by ... City of Santa Barbara Parks & Recreation Cultural
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  (805) 897-1946
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How to Prepare your Mind for what Truly Matters in Life  
  Bodhi Path Buddhist Center of Santa Barbara, 102 West Mission, Santa Barbara CA

Mindfulness and meditation practice allows one to increasingly know and cherish the true nature of mind. As this understanding develops, the enlightened qualities of love, compassion, joy, and equanimity grow steadily stronger. Your practice is most effective when built upon a strong foundation. During this 7-week course you will receive instructions for timeless practices that provide such a healthy foundation. Come break through old habits and limiting mindsets, the impeccable joy and peace of your true nature await you. This course is suitable for newcomers and advanced practitioners alike. Donations are greatly appreciated    
Presented by ... Bodhi Path Buddhist Center of Santa Barbara
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  (805) 284-2704
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Téka's NewBossa Trio  
  Téka  
  Zaytoon Restaurant, 209 East Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara CA

The warmth and beauty of the tropics are vividly embodied by Téka, renowned Brazilian vocalist/guitarist. Featuring beautifully seductive melodies and infectious rhythms, Téka sings with a sensual lyricism, rich velvety tone, and perfectly swung grooves from her extensive repertoire. From smooth Bossa Nova and Brazilian Jazz to contemporary pop and lively sambas, Téka and her band perform with authenticity, energy and charm. Whether accompanying herself with a guitar,performing with her acoustic trio,ten piece band or as a full symphony orchestra, Téka's music always makes one feel just a little closer to Brazil, home of the Samba, Rio and remarkable musicians like Téka. - See more at: http://www.newbossa.com/#sthash.u8OaW00T.dpuf   
Presented by ... Sandy Cummings
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  (805) 963-1293
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Tell Me On A Sunday  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

A young English woman moves to New York City on a quest to find her place in the world. Along the way, she experiences the splendor and heartbreak of falling in love. Each dalliance comes with a lesson about life, and an overwhelming sense of self-discovery. Through a series of ill-fated relationships and letters to her mother, the girl finds that “dreams never run on time,” and it’s better to enjoy life, than to watch it pass by.   ($20 - $40)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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  (805) 965-5400
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  July 31
    "Award Winning" Country Wine Tasting Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the areas micro breweries. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (2 person minimum 4 person minimum on Saturdays. Tour includes all tasting fee's & door to door transportation anywhere in Santa Barbara.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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CALL TO ARTISTS for Lost in Scrap Multimedia Exhibition and Fundraiser  
  Art From Scrap  
  Art From Scrap , 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

Calling All Artists 16 years and up! The 2015 Challenge is Maps.Artists are challenged to incorporate a map into their artwork and as many objects and materials as they like. Art can be in any media: assemblage, collage, photography, paint, video, sculpture, printmaking, etc. From July 14 to August 22, artists can come into the Art From Scrap Creative Reuse Store to collect their entry form and to pay a $15.00 entry fee. Included in the fee are a $5.00 credit to the AFS Creative Reuse Store, a map, and admission to the culminating fundraiser on October 10th. Participation is open to artists, aged 16 and up. Artists can choose from a wide selection of maps at AFS or use their own. Completed artwork must be delivered to the AFS Gallery at 302 East Cota Street in downtown Santa Barbara on Tuesday, August 25, between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. Selected artwork will be exhibited at the AFS Gallery from August 29 – October 10. Gallery Hours are Tuesday - Friday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday– 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Visitors to the show will be able to bid on the artwork through a silent auction. 75% of art sales will benefit Art From Scrap's Art and Educational programs. Artists can also elect to donate all proceeds to Art From Scrap. The public is invited to the Lost In Scrap Reception, Party, and Fundraiser on Saturday, October 10 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for a festive evening of art, music, food, and some exciting creative surprises. Stay tuned to learn more!    ($15 - $15)
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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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.    ($7
Presented by ... Earl Warren Showgrounds
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  (503) 252-8300
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Sailing Cruises (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

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

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

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

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

Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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Jazz du Jour  
  Sandy Cummings, Woody DeMarco  
  The Little Door, 129 E. Anapamu, Santa Barbara CA

Come and enjoy a nice relaxing time listening to great jazz standards -- the music that lifts the spirits, that reminds us of sweet memories of long ago and far away, that generates laughter and tears, and motivates us to move through dance, or toe-tapping, or finger-snapping. No cover -- $15/per person minimum. Looking forward to seeing you.   
Presented by ... Sandy Cummings
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  (805) 967-6157
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Tell Me On A Sunday  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

A young English woman moves to New York City on a quest to find her place in the world. Along the way, she experiences the splendor and heartbreak of falling in love. Each dalliance comes with a lesson about life, and an overwhelming sense of self-discovery. Through a series of ill-fated relationships and letters to her mother, the girl finds that “dreams never run on time,” and it’s better to enjoy life, than to watch it pass by.   ($20 - $40)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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  (805) 965-5400
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Free Summer Film Series  
  Santa Barbara County Courthouse - Sunken Gardens, Anacapa & Anapama Streets, Santa Barbara CA

Enjoy another wonderful series of classic films. Bring blankets, a picnic and your friends! Sunken Garden lawn open for setup starting at noon. THE MOVIES: Singin' in the Rain (7/10); The Wizard of Oz (7/17); West Side Story (7/24); An American in Paris (7/31); The Sound of Music (8/14); Cabaret (8/21). All showings start at 8:30 PM.   
Presented by ... UCSB Arts & Lectures
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  (805) 893-3535
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  August 1
    "Award Winning" Country Wine Tasting Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Our most popular tour and an experience you will never forget! This wine country tour will escort your party out of Santa Barbara and through the Los Padres National Forest, offering amazing views of mountains, lakes and sprawling hills. You'll enjoy 2 wine tasting stops before heading to an olive oil and vinegar tasting at an actual olive farm (time permitting). We then head into the famous wine country town of Santa Ynez for lunch at Trattoria Grappolo. (Lunch not included in the price. Monday a different lunch location will be chosen.) After lunch we will head into the Santa Rita Hills wine region where you will taste at 2 of the area's top estate wineries. The Santa Rita Hills region is famous for their Pinot Noir & Syrah wines. As we return to Santa Barbara you will be treated to breathtaking views as we descend the mountain while overlooking the ocean, the islands and the American Riviera. (Sometimes the itinerary will be in reverse.) The price includes door to door transportation, as well as all tasting fees. We start this tour between 9:00 & 9:30 and drop back off around 4:00 & 4:30. This is a one of a kind experience for those looking for that "special" day. Captain Jack guarantees it!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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“Weary Blues: Poetry and Jazz from Langston Hughes” Exhibition  
  UCSB Arts Library, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA
This exhibition, on display in the UCSB Arts Library Lobby through Aug. 31, was inspired by a recent multimedia presentation of “The Langston Hughes Project / Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” at UCSB’s Multicultural Center, under the direction of Dr. Ron McCurdy. The performance brought Hughes’ epic poem “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” to life as the poet originally intended: with jazz musical accompaniment. A CD recording of the performance is available in the Music Library. The exhibition contains UCSB Library materials from the Music, Art, Black Studies, and Special Research Collections, as well as posters and fliers for The Langston Hughes Project from McCurdy’s personal collection. These materials showcase and honor Hughes’ lasting contributions to American culture. Kyra Folk-Farber, Assistant Music Librarian and Evolving Workforce Resident at UCSB Library, curated the exhibition. The exhibition can be viewed during Arts Library hours.   
Presented by ... UCSB Library
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    Old Spanish Days Walking Tour  
  Erin Graffy  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E De La Guerra St, Santa Barbara CA

Join Erin Graffy for a walk around the downtown area to enjoy public art and Fiesta history! The walk will begin at Santa Barbara Historical Museum.    ($0 - $5)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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  (805) 966-1601
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Heaven on Earth Kayak/Horseback Ride Tour-- Kim Kardashian rode this ride!  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our family friendly Garden Exploration classes offer options for parents: take a class alongside your child and remember the joys of discovery in nature, or sign up for a leisurely morning enjoying a light breakfast on the cottage deck while your child is exploring in class. With eight delightful Saturday choices, why not sign up for the series at a discount? Designed for children ages 6+ June 13: Garden Explorations: Follow Your Nose: Forget fragrant flowers! Discover the diversity of the aromatic foliage of California native plants. Why do you think so many of our plants have perfumed leaves? June 20: Garden Explorations: Bees and Blooms Did you know that California has over 1,400 species of native bees? How do our native flowers attract pollinators? What do black lights have to do with this class? June 27: Garden Explorations: Seeds on the Move: Have you ever wished on a dandelion seed head, and helped them spread their seed? Plants have some wonderful and surprising ways to move their seeds around July 11: Garden Explorations: Creek Critters: Does exploring the creek on a summer day sound like a great way to spend a morning? Wherever water pools up in Mission Creek in the summer months, critters are sure to be found! July 18: Garden Explorations: Awesome Owls Have you been wishing you could meet Max, our famous local owl? Now’s your chance, as you learn more about the owls in the Garden! July 25: Garden Explorations: Thorns, Prickles & Spines: What is the difference between thorns, spines and prickles? Join this Garden quest as we figure out which plants have which. August 1: Garden Explorations: Milkweed, Monarchs & More: Most of us know that monarch caterpillars eat milkweed, but do you know about all the other insects and other animals that rely on this single native plant? Augsut 8: Garden Explorations: Catastrophe in Mission Canyon! What on earth is the catastrophe in Mission Canyon? Join our final exploration of the summer to find out what would happen if you were in the Garden 1,000 years ago!    ($10 - $100)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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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.    ($7
Presented by ... Earl Warren Showgrounds
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Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

The great whales have rediscovered Santa Barbara. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year since 1990 to feed, mate and frolic... which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Our trips depart daily at 10am, returning at 2:30pm on the incredible CONDOR Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($50.00 - $99.00)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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Rocket Ship Totems Art From Scrap Workshop  
  Mary Price  
  Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

Weekly Art From Scrap workshops for all ages every Saturday. Create art from our vast array of reuse materials. Children under age 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $8.00.    ($8.00 - $8.00)
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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  (805) 884-0459 x11
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    Harbor Kayak Tour  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

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

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

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

This presentation for families with children five years and under features a different topic every week. Come back again and again to learn about stars, planets, constellations, and more!   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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Science on Site: Nature Printing-Shells & Plants  
  Dr. Eric Hochberg, SBMNH and Melissa Barranco  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

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

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

Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the areas micro breweries. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (2 person minimum 4 person minimum on Saturdays. Tour includes all tasting fee's & door to door transportation anywhere in Santa Barbara.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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CALL TO ARTISTS for Lost in Scrap Multimedia Exhibition and Fundraiser  
  Art From Scrap  
  Art From Scrap , 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

Calling All Artists 16 years and up! The 2015 Challenge is Maps.Artists are challenged to incorporate a map into their artwork and as many objects and materials as they like. Art can be in any media: assemblage, collage, photography, paint, video, sculpture, printmaking, etc. From July 14 to August 22, artists can come into the Art From Scrap Creative Reuse Store to collect their entry form and to pay a $15.00 entry fee. Included in the fee are a $5.00 credit to the AFS Creative Reuse Store, a map, and admission to the culminating fundraiser on October 10th. Participation is open to artists, aged 16 and up. Artists can choose from a wide selection of maps at AFS or use their own. Completed artwork must be delivered to the AFS Gallery at 302 East Cota Street in downtown Santa Barbara on Tuesday, August 25, between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. Selected artwork will be exhibited at the AFS Gallery from August 29 – October 10. Gallery Hours are Tuesday - Friday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday– 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Visitors to the show will be able to bid on the artwork through a silent auction. 75% of art sales will benefit Art From Scrap's Art and Educational programs. Artists can also elect to donate all proceeds to Art From Scrap. The public is invited to the Lost In Scrap Reception, Party, and Fundraiser on Saturday, October 10 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for a festive evening of art, music, food, and some exciting creative surprises. Stay tuned to learn more!    ($15 - $15)
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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  (805) 884-0459 x13
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Astronaut  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

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

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

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

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

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

Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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Tell Me On A Sunday  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

A young English woman moves to New York City on a quest to find her place in the world. Along the way, she experiences the splendor and heartbreak of falling in love. Each dalliance comes with a lesson about life, and an overwhelming sense of self-discovery. Through a series of ill-fated relationships and letters to her mother, the girl finds that “dreams never run on time,” and it’s better to enjoy life, than to watch it pass by.   ($20 - $40)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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  (805) 965-5400
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Tell Me On A Sunday  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

A young English woman moves to New York City on a quest to find her place in the world. Along the way, she experiences the splendor and heartbreak of falling in love. Each dalliance comes with a lesson about life, and an overwhelming sense of self-discovery. Through a series of ill-fated relationships and letters to her mother, the girl finds that “dreams never run on time,” and it’s better to enjoy life, than to watch it pass by.   ($20 - $40)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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  (805) 965-5400
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Ghetto  
  Directed by Ed Giron Music Director Bill Waxman  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

Joshua Sobol's powerful play based on true events about residents of a wartime Jewish ghetto who entertain the Nazis in exchange for their lives. Not suitable for children. Contains adult themes, gunfire, loud noises.   ($21 - $25)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
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  (805) 963-8198
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  August 2
    "Award Winning" Country Wine Tasting Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

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

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

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

In a community-wide celebration, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum will explore the work of artist Ray Strong (1905-2006). As a founding member of the Oak Group, Strong influenced an entire generation of landscape painters in Santa Barbara County.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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  (805) 966-1601
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DEEP  
  The John and Peggy Maximus Gallery  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

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

Exhibit Opens May 30: Enter the jaws of the legendary giant shark Megalodon and be consumed by its fascinating story and science lessons. Learn about when it lived, why it vanished, how it evolved, and what you can do to help shark conservation. Entrance to exhibition included with general admission. Museum Members enjoy free admission all summer long!   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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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.    ($7
Presented by ... Earl Warren Showgrounds
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  (503) 252-8300
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Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the areas micro breweries. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (2 person minimum 4 person minimum on Saturdays. Tour includes all tasting fee's & door to door transportation anywhere in Santa Barbara.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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CALL TO ARTISTS for Lost in Scrap Multimedia Exhibition and Fundraiser  
  Art From Scrap  
  Art From Scrap , 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

Calling All Artists 16 years and up! The 2015 Challenge is Maps.Artists are challenged to incorporate a map into their artwork and as many objects and materials as they like. Art can be in any media: assemblage, collage, photography, paint, video, sculpture, printmaking, etc. From July 14 to August 22, artists can come into the Art From Scrap Creative Reuse Store to collect their entry form and to pay a $15.00 entry fee. Included in the fee are a $5.00 credit to the AFS Creative Reuse Store, a map, and admission to the culminating fundraiser on October 10th. Participation is open to artists, aged 16 and up. Artists can choose from a wide selection of maps at AFS or use their own. Completed artwork must be delivered to the AFS Gallery at 302 East Cota Street in downtown Santa Barbara on Tuesday, August 25, between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. Selected artwork will be exhibited at the AFS Gallery from August 29 – October 10. Gallery Hours are Tuesday - Friday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday– 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Visitors to the show will be able to bid on the artwork through a silent auction. 75% of art sales will benefit Art From Scrap's Art and Educational programs. Artists can also elect to donate all proceeds to Art From Scrap. The public is invited to the Lost In Scrap Reception, Party, and Fundraiser on Saturday, October 10 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for a festive evening of art, music, food, and some exciting creative surprises. Stay tuned to learn more!    ($15 - $15)
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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  (805) 884-0459 x13
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Astronaut  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

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

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

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

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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Tell Me On A Sunday  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

A young English woman moves to New York City on a quest to find her place in the world. Along the way, she experiences the splendor and heartbreak of falling in love. Each dalliance comes with a lesson about life, and an overwhelming sense of self-discovery. Through a series of ill-fated relationships and letters to her mother, the girl finds that “dreams never run on time,” and it’s better to enjoy life, than to watch it pass by.   ($20 - $40)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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  (805) 965-5400
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Tales of the Maya Skies  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Tales of the Maya Skies is a full-dome show that immerses the audience into the Maya astronomy, art and culture through a custom score and visuals.   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711
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Your Cosmic Quest (in Spanish on Sundays)  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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La Recepción del Presidente  
  Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort - Plaza del So, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Every year, La Recepción del Presidente unofficially kicks off Fiesta week. A wonderful evening in the beautiful outdoor Plaza del Sol at the Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, this event brings together Fiesta history with the excitement of the Fiesta to come. Guests are warmly greeted by the official receiving line of El Presidente Cas Stimson and his family, as well as his Fiesta family including the Spirits, Saint Barbara and Vice Presidentes. The evening includes guests in their finest Fiesta attire, a tasty Mexican buffet, entertainment by talented artists including the Spirits, and concludes with dancing as the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean. Tickets are $90 and must be purchased in advance. Please check back closer to June for information on how to purchase tickets.   ($90
Presented by ... Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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  (805) 962-8101
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Ghetto  
  Directed by Ed Giron Music Director Bill Waxman  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

Joshua Sobol's powerful play based on true events about residents of a wartime Jewish ghetto who entertain the Nazis in exchange for their lives. Not suitable for children. Contains adult themes, gunfire, loud noises.   ($21 - $25)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
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  (805) 963-8198
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  August 3
   
Summer ArtVenture Camps  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the areas micro breweries. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (2 person minimum 4 person minimum on Saturdays. Tour includes all tasting fee's & door to door transportation anywhere in Santa Barbara.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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CALL TO ARTISTS for Lost in Scrap Multimedia Exhibition and Fundraiser  
  Art From Scrap  
  Art From Scrap , 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

Calling All Artists 16 years and up! The 2015 Challenge is Maps.Artists are challenged to incorporate a map into their artwork and as many objects and materials as they like. Art can be in any media: assemblage, collage, photography, paint, video, sculpture, printmaking, etc. From July 14 to August 22, artists can come into the Art From Scrap Creative Reuse Store to collect their entry form and to pay a $15.00 entry fee. Included in the fee are a $5.00 credit to the AFS Creative Reuse Store, a map, and admission to the culminating fundraiser on October 10th. Participation is open to artists, aged 16 and up. Artists can choose from a wide selection of maps at AFS or use their own. Completed artwork must be delivered to the AFS Gallery at 302 East Cota Street in downtown Santa Barbara on Tuesday, August 25, between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. Selected artwork will be exhibited at the AFS Gallery from August 29 – October 10. Gallery Hours are Tuesday - Friday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday– 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Visitors to the show will be able to bid on the artwork through a silent auction. 75% of art sales will benefit Art From Scrap's Art and Educational programs. Artists can also elect to donate all proceeds to Art From Scrap. The public is invited to the Lost In Scrap Reception, Party, and Fundraiser on Saturday, October 10 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for a festive evening of art, music, food, and some exciting creative surprises. Stay tuned to learn more!    ($15 - $15)
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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  (805) 884-0459 x13
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    Sailing Cruises (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

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

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

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

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

Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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New York Philharmonic  
  New York Philharmonic  
  Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas Street, Santa Barbara CA

The Music Academy of the West presents the New York Philharmonic .... featuring: Alan Gilbert- Music Director, Julia Bullock- Soprano, Benjamin Bliss- Tenor   ($10
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Bowl
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  (805) 962-7411
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Ghetto  
  Directed by Ed Giron Music Director Bill Waxman  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

Joshua Sobol's powerful play based on true events about residents of a wartime Jewish ghetto who entertain the Nazis in exchange for their lives. Not suitable for children. Contains adult themes, gunfire, loud noises.   ($21 - $25)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
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  (805) 963-8198
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  August 4
   
Summer ArtVenture Camps  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the areas micro breweries. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (2 person minimum 4 person minimum on Saturdays. Tour includes all tasting fee's & door to door transportation anywhere in Santa Barbara.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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CALL TO ARTISTS for Lost in Scrap Multimedia Exhibition and Fundraiser  
  Art From Scrap  
  Art From Scrap , 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

Calling All Artists 16 years and up! The 2015 Challenge is Maps.Artists are challenged to incorporate a map into their artwork and as many objects and materials as they like. Art can be in any media: assemblage, collage, photography, paint, video, sculpture, printmaking, etc. From July 14 to August 22, artists can come into the Art From Scrap Creative Reuse Store to collect their entry form and to pay a $15.00 entry fee. Included in the fee are a $5.00 credit to the AFS Creative Reuse Store, a map, and admission to the culminating fundraiser on October 10th. Participation is open to artists, aged 16 and up. Artists can choose from a wide selection of maps at AFS or use their own. Completed artwork must be delivered to the AFS Gallery at 302 East Cota Street in downtown Santa Barbara on Tuesday, August 25, between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. Selected artwork will be exhibited at the AFS Gallery from August 29 – October 10. Gallery Hours are Tuesday - Friday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday– 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Visitors to the show will be able to bid on the artwork through a silent auction. 75% of art sales will benefit Art From Scrap's Art and Educational programs. Artists can also elect to donate all proceeds to Art From Scrap. The public is invited to the Lost In Scrap Reception, Party, and Fundraiser on Saturday, October 10 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for a festive evening of art, music, food, and some exciting creative surprises. Stay tuned to learn more!    ($15 - $15)
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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    Sailing Cruises (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

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

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

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

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

Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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Zoo Yoga  
  Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara CA

What do lions and yoga have in common? They are both at the Santa Barbara Zoo! Experience outdoor yoga on the Zoo’s beautiful grounds at Cabrillo Lawn, right next to the lions. For all levels, including those who have never practiced yoga. Every Tuesday and Thursday. Cost: $10/class or $45/month, $40/month for SB Zoo Members. Pay at the Zoo upon arrival.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
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  (805) 962-5339
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California Naturalist & Citizen Science Open House at SBBG!  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Join Citizen Scientists and California Naturalists as they showcase their environmental research and projects from sites around the Central Coast! Learn more about citizen science and opportunities at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden! Are you interested in training to become a certified California Naturalist? This is your time to learn more about the innovative new program from UC Extension hosted at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden!    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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  (805) 682-4726
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    Yes You Can Dance Salsa & Bachata  
  AYNI Gallery, 216 State Street, Santa Barbara CA
Rendezvous each week for a beginner's level class followed by an intermediate class, and capped off by some open dancing to practice those new moves! AYNI Gallery 216 State St. Santa Barbara, CA (opposite the Amtrak station in the Funk Zone) EVERY TUESDAY 7:00 PM-8:00 PM Beginner class 8:00 PM-9:00 PM Intermediate class Then Open Dancing until 11pm! Cost: Students $1; Non-Students $5 (cash only) Best Price in Town!   ($1 - $5)
Presented by ... Yes You Can Dance Salsa & Bachata
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  (805) 689-7098
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  August 5
   
Summer ArtVenture Camps  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

At ArtVenture Camps children spend their day immersed in hands-on art making, cultural history, and creative problem solving. All camps include a visit to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art to learn about and be inspired by original works of art. Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm. For more information or registration, visit www.sbma.net/kidsfamilies   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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Old Spanish Days Fiesta  
  Downtown Santa Barbara, Cabrillo Blvd. & State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Old Spanish Days Fiesta is a five day festival that is a cultural expression of our heritage. For the week of Fiesta thousands of visitors from around the world visit Santa Barbara. Old Spanish Days Fiesta is one of the best festivals in the United States with performers participating from around the United States and Mexico.   
Presented by ... Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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  (805) 963-4408
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"Award Winning" Country Wine Tasting Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On display in the Ridley-Tree Gallery Works on Paper section—and in tandem with the international loan exhibition The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come—is a selection of photographs by Bauhaus artist Herbert Bayer (1900–1985). Influenced by the photographic works of László Moholy-Nagy and the modernist Bauhaus credo―there is no one true art form but rather an intersection of all art in pursuit of an idea, Bayer’s work as a photographer reflects his mastery of graphic design. Made in Berlin as Weimar culture faded and Hitler rose to power, the exhibited photomontages grapple with the tumultuous modern world as the artist experienced it between the years 1929 and 1936.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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El Mercado De La Guerra  
  De La Guerra Plaza, 731 De La Guerra Plaza, Santa Barbara CA

Stroll through a colorful Mexican market; feast on Spanish and Mexican-American foods, shop for crafts and souvenirs and enjoy live entertainment all day and into the evening featuring children’s shows, Spanish and Mexican folk dancing and music.   
Presented by ... Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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  (805) 962-8101
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El Mercado del Norte  
  McKenzie Park, Las Positas Rd. & State Street, Santa Barbara CA

The entire family will enjoy strolling through the largest outdoor marketplace of Fiesta. Enjoy the authentic flavors of Mexican-American and multi-cultural foods. The kids will love the carnival rides and attractions. Shops for crafts and Fiesta souvenirs. Enjoy a variety of music and entertainment all day long.    
Presented by ... Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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  (805) 962-8101
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Crazy Horse Cantina  
  Mackenzie Park (Mercado Del Norte), 3111 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

The Crazy Horse Cantina, inside Mercado Del Norte, features a beer garden with live entertainment and is a favorite gathering spot for locals during Fiesta. It is host during the day to Fiesta's battle of the bands competition where aspiring new talent come to play. At night and all day Saturday the Cantina turns into a beer garden with entertainment from the top area bands. After 5 PM on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and after 4 PM on Saturday the Cantina is a 21 and over only event - ID required.   
Presented by ... Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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  (805) 962-8101
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$60 Wine Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

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

Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the areas micro breweries. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (2 person minimum 4 person minimum on Saturdays. Tour includes all tasting fee's & door to door transportation anywhere in Santa Barbara.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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CALL TO ARTISTS for Lost in Scrap Multimedia Exhibition and Fundraiser  
  Art From Scrap  
  Art From Scrap , 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

Calling All Artists 16 years and up! The 2015 Challenge is Maps.Artists are challenged to incorporate a map into their artwork and as many objects and materials as they like. Art can be in any media: assemblage, collage, photography, paint, video, sculpture, printmaking, etc. From July 14 to August 22, artists can come into the Art From Scrap Creative Reuse Store to collect their entry form and to pay a $15.00 entry fee. Included in the fee are a $5.00 credit to the AFS Creative Reuse Store, a map, and admission to the culminating fundraiser on October 10th. Participation is open to artists, aged 16 and up. Artists can choose from a wide selection of maps at AFS or use their own. Completed artwork must be delivered to the AFS Gallery at 302 East Cota Street in downtown Santa Barbara on Tuesday, August 25, between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. Selected artwork will be exhibited at the AFS Gallery from August 29 – October 10. Gallery Hours are Tuesday - Friday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday– 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Visitors to the show will be able to bid on the artwork through a silent auction. 75% of art sales will benefit Art From Scrap's Art and Educational programs. Artists can also elect to donate all proceeds to Art From Scrap. The public is invited to the Lost In Scrap Reception, Party, and Fundraiser on Saturday, October 10 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for a festive evening of art, music, food, and some exciting creative surprises. Stay tuned to learn more!    ($15 - $15)
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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  (805) 884-0459 x13
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    Casa Cantina  
  Casa De La Guerra, De La Guerra Plaza, Santa Barbara CA

Celebrate Fiesta where it all began as Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation presents the 11th annual Casa Cantina in the courtyard of the historic Casa de la Guerra. Part of the annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta celebration, locals and visitors alike are invited to relax, sip a cold drink, and celebrate at the home of Fiesta! Held at Casa de la Guerra, 15 East De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Entrance fee required, free admission for SBTHP members. For more information please call (805) 965-0093.   
Presented by ... Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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  (805) 962-8101
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Sailing Cruises (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

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

Get ready for a totally new experience unlike anything you've ever tried. The Segway HT is perfect for touring Santa Barbara. Choose from 4 guided segway tours (prices vary) taking place daily. Your guide will cover the history of Santa Barbara as well as some of the more current points of interest along the way. Tours are offered every day by reservation only. All tours include a lesson and all necessary gear. Renters must be 14 years or older. Call for more information and availability.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Casa Cantina  
  Casa de la Guerra, 11-19 East De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

Celebrate Fiesta where it all began as Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation presents Casa Cantina in the courtyard of the historic Casa de la Guerra. Part of the annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta celebration, locals and visitors alike are invited to relax, sip a cold drink, and celebrate at the home of Fiesta!   ($8 - $10)
Presented by ... Casa de la Guerra
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  (805) 965-0093
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Kid's Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

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

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

Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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Hobbit, Elf, Fairy, and Wizard Houses Art From Scrap Workshop  
  Beth Amine  
  Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

Weekly Art From Scrap workshops for all ages every Wednesday during summer vacation. Create art from our vast array of reuse materials. Children under age 5 must be accompanied by an adult.    ($8.00 - $8.00)
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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  (805) 884-0459 x11
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    Montecito School of Ballet: Fiesta Performance  
  The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

Montecito School of Ballet: Fiesta Performance   
Presented by ... The Marjorie Luke Theatre
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  (805) 560-0597
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La Fiesta Pequena  
  Old Mission, 2201 Laguna, Santa Barbara CA

"The Little Fiesta" officially opens Old Spanish Days on the steps of Santa Barbara's historic Old Mission, featuring blessings by the Padres of the Mission, music, and lively Spanish dancing. Food available from local vendors.   
Presented by ... Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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  (805) 962-8101
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  August 6
   
Competencia de los Vaqueros  
  Earl Warren Showgrounds, Las Positas Rd. & #101, Santa Barbara CA

Fiesta Tri-County Stock Horse show brings in riders from the tri-counties to compete in the Alisal Ranch Horse Class, Fiesta Ranch Horse Class, Old Timers Team Roping and Steer Stopping.    
Presented by ... Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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  (805) 688-5093
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Summer ArtVenture Camps  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

At ArtVenture Camps children spend their day immersed in hands-on art making, cultural history, and creative problem solving. All camps include a visit to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art to learn about and be inspired by original works of art. Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm. For more information or registration, visit www.sbma.net/kidsfamilies   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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Old Spanish Days Fiesta  
  Downtown Santa Barbara, Cabrillo Blvd. & State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Old Spanish Days Fiesta is a five day festival that is a cultural expression of our heritage. For the week of Fiesta thousands of visitors from around the world visit Santa Barbara. Old Spanish Days Fiesta is one of the best festivals in the United States with performers participating from around the United States and Mexico.   
Presented by ... Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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  (805) 963-4408
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"Award Winning" Country Wine Tasting Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibit Opens May 30: Enter the jaws of the legendary giant shark Megalodon and be consumed by its fascinating story and science lessons. Learn about when it lived, why it vanished, how it evolved, and what you can do to help shark conservation. Entrance to exhibition included with general admission. Museum Members enjoy free admission all summer long!   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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La Misa del Presidente  
  Old Mission, 2201 Laguna, Santa Barbara CA

A special Mass at the Old Mission to bless the onset of Fiesta followed by a beautiful garden reception. Open to the public. Fiesta attire is encouraged.    
Presented by ... Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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  (805) 682-4713
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Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

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

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

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

On display in the Ridley-Tree Gallery Works on Paper section—and in tandem with the international loan exhibition The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come—is a selection of photographs by Bauhaus artist Herbert Bayer (1900–1985). Influenced by the photographic works of László Moholy-Nagy and the modernist Bauhaus credo―there is no one true art form but rather an intersection of all art in pursuit of an idea, Bayer’s work as a photographer reflects his mastery of graphic design. Made in Berlin as Weimar culture faded and Hitler rose to power, the exhibited photomontages grapple with the tumultuous modern world as the artist experienced it between the years 1929 and 1936.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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El Mercado De La Guerra  
  De La Guerra Plaza, 731 De La Guerra Plaza, Santa Barbara CA

Stroll through a colorful Mexican market; feast on Spanish and Mexican-American foods, shop for crafts and souvenirs and enjoy live entertainment all day and into the evening featuring children’s shows, Spanish and Mexican folk dancing and music.   
Presented by ... Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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  Website
  (805) 962-8101
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El Mercado del Norte  
  McKenzie Park, Las Positas Rd. & State Street, Santa Barbara CA

The entire family will enjoy strolling through the largest outdoor marketplace of Fiesta. Enjoy the authentic flavors of Mexican-American and multi-cultural foods. The kids will love the carnival rides and attractions. Shops for crafts and Fiesta souvenirs. Enjoy a variety of music and entertainment all day long.    
Presented by ... Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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  (805) 962-8101
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Crazy Horse Cantina  
  Mackenzie Park (Mercado Del Norte), 3111 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

The Crazy Horse Cantina, inside Mercado Del Norte, features a beer garden with live entertainment and is a favorite gathering spot for locals during Fiesta. It is host during the day to Fiesta's battle of the bands competition where aspiring new talent come to play. At night and all day Saturday the Cantina turns into a beer garden with entertainment from the top area bands. After 5 PM on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and after 4 PM on Saturday the Cantina is a 21 and over only event - ID required.   
Presented by ... Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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  (805) 962-8101
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$60 Wine Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

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

Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the areas micro breweries. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (2 person minimum 4 person minimum on Saturdays. Tour includes all tasting fee's & door to door transportation anywhere in Santa Barbara.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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CALL TO ARTISTS for Lost in Scrap Multimedia Exhibition and Fundraiser  
  Art From Scrap  
  Art From Scrap , 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

Calling All Artists 16 years and up! The 2015 Challenge is Maps.Artists are challenged to incorporate a map into their artwork and as many objects and materials as they like. Art can be in any media: assemblage, collage, photography, paint, video, sculpture, printmaking, etc. From July 14 to August 22, artists can come into the Art From Scrap Creative Reuse Store to collect their entry form and to pay a $15.00 entry fee. Included in the fee are a $5.00 credit to the AFS Creative Reuse Store, a map, and admission to the culminating fundraiser on October 10th. Participation is open to artists, aged 16 and up. Artists can choose from a wide selection of maps at AFS or use their own. Completed artwork must be delivered to the AFS Gallery at 302 East Cota Street in downtown Santa Barbara on Tuesday, August 25, between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. Selected artwork will be exhibited at the AFS Gallery from August 29 – October 10. Gallery Hours are Tuesday - Friday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday– 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Visitors to the show will be able to bid on the artwork through a silent auction. 75% of art sales will benefit Art From Scrap's Art and Educational programs. Artists can also elect to donate all proceeds to Art From Scrap. The public is invited to the Lost In Scrap Reception, Party, and Fundraiser on Saturday, October 10 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for a festive evening of art, music, food, and some exciting creative surprises. Stay tuned to learn more!    ($15 - $15)
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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  (805) 884-0459 x13
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    Casa Cantina  
  Casa De La Guerra, De La Guerra Plaza, Santa Barbara CA

Celebrate Fiesta where it all began as Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation presents the 11th annual Casa Cantina in the courtyard of the historic Casa de la Guerra. Part of the annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta celebration, locals and visitors alike are invited to relax, sip a cold drink, and celebrate at the home of Fiesta! Held at Casa de la Guerra, 15 East De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Entrance fee required, free admission for SBTHP members. For more information please call (805) 965-0093.   
Presented by ... Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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Sailing Cruises (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

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

Get ready for a totally new experience unlike anything you've ever tried. The Segway HT is perfect for touring Santa Barbara. Choose from 4 guided segway tours (prices vary) taking place daily. Your guide will cover the history of Santa Barbara as well as some of the more current points of interest along the way. Tours are offered every day by reservation only. All tours include a lesson and all necessary gear. Renters must be 14 years or older. Call for more information and availability.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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Antioch University Santa Barbara MA in Clinical Psychology Info Session  
  Antioch University Santa Barbara, 602 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara CA
Are you interested in becoming a licensed clinician? Learn about Antioch University Santa Barbara's MA in Clinical Psychology program that prepares students to become licensed Marriage & Family Therapists (MFTs). Along with the core program, AUSB also offers two optional concentrations: Healthy Aging and Latino Mental Health.   ($0 - $0)
Presented by ... Antioch University
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Casa Cantina  
  Casa de la Guerra, 11-19 East De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

Celebrate Fiesta where it all began as Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation presents Casa Cantina in the courtyard of the historic Casa de la Guerra. Part of the annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta celebration, locals and visitors alike are invited to relax, sip a cold drink, and celebrate at the home of Fiesta!   ($8 - $10)
Presented by ... Casa de la Guerra
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Kid's Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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Science on Site: Vertebrate Zoology Open House  
  Dr. Krista Fahy, SBMNH  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History this summer for Science on Site—a unique opportunity to interact with professionals that work in a variety of natural history and scientific focused fields. During Science on Site observe the work of professionals as it is conducted up-close, have direct one-on-one engagements, and even participate in an scientific or nature based activity.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Free Music Academy Concert Series  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

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

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

Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)
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Celebracion de los Dignatarios  
  King Bee and DJ Hecktik  
  Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara CA

Prepare to kick off this year's Fiesta at the Zoo! Throw on a gaucho hat, shine up those dancing shoes, and bring an appetite for fun. Dignatarios kicks off Fiesta week with the wildest party in Santa Barbara. New this year: all-in-one pricing for admission, drinks, and food! No drink tickets needed for the infamous “Digs” margaritas, icy cold beer, tasty regional wines and other cocktails. Enjoy yummy appetizers from top local eateries, boogie to the stinging sounds of King Bee and DJ Hecktik, and hobnob with VIPs ... like you! Viva los Dignatarios!    ($110 - $120)
Presented by ... Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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Family 1st Thursday: Abstract Prints  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Bring the whole family and enjoy 1st Thursday together in SBMA’s Family Resource Center located across from the Museum Café on the Lower Level. Museum teaching artists will assist families in creating special exhibition-based art projects. Afterwards, enjoy galleries until 8pm. Free    
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Stick Performance  
  Emmett Chapman, Bob Culbertson, Don Schiff  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Emmett Chapman, the inventor of this acoustic, 10-stringed instrument, once again takes the stage, this time in the company of two other Stick prodigies: Bob Culbertson and Don Schiff. Each lends their unique improvisational sensibility to accompanying László Moholy-Nagy’s kinetic light sculpture, Light Prop, as recorded in a video and displayed on screen, and riffing on avant-garde music of the early 20th-century avant-garde.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Zoo Yoga  
  Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara CA

What do lions and yoga have in common? They are both at the Santa Barbara Zoo! Experience outdoor yoga on the Zoo’s beautiful grounds at Cabrillo Lawn, right next to the lions. For all levels, including those who have never practiced yoga. Every Tuesday and Thursday. Cost: $10/class or $45/month, $40/month for SB Zoo Members. Pay at the Zoo upon arrival.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
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Aretha Franklin  
  Aretha Franklin  
  Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas Street, Santa Barbara CA

She is both a 20th and 21st century musical and cultural icon known the world over simply by her first name: Aretha. The reigning and undisputed “Queen Of Soul” has created an amazing legacy that spans an incredible six decades, from her first recording as a teenage gospel star, to her current RCA Records release, Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics.    ($45 - $115)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Bowl
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How to Prepare your Mind for what Truly Matters in Life  
  Bodhi Path Buddhist Center of Santa Barbara, 102 West Mission, Santa Barbara CA

Mindfulness and meditation practice allows one to increasingly know and cherish the true nature of mind. As this understanding develops, the enlightened qualities of love, compassion, joy, and equanimity grow steadily stronger. Your practice is most effective when built upon a strong foundation. During this 7-week course you will receive instructions for timeless practices that provide such a healthy foundation. Come break through old habits and limiting mindsets, the impeccable joy and peace of your true nature await you. This course is suitable for newcomers and advanced practitioners alike. Donations are greatly appreciated    
Presented by ... Bodhi Path Buddhist Center of Santa Barbara
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Professional Bull Riders Challenger Tour  
  Earl Warren Showgrounds, Las Positas Rd. & #101, Santa Barbara CA

The toughest sport on earth returns with the nation’s top riders competing in this fast growing sport. The action is so close, you’ll feel the sweat and dirt!    ($25 - $40)
Presented by ... Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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Las Noches de Ronda  
  Santa Barbara County Courthouse - Sunken Gardens, Anacapa & Anapamu Streets, Santa Barbara CA

"Nights of Gaiety" is a favorite Fiesta tradition. Free variety show of music, dances, & songs with fiery flamenco from Spain & vivid Folklórico dances from regions of Mexico. Bring blankets & chairs for lawn seating under the stars.    
Presented by ... Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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Competencia de los Vaqueros  
  Earl Warren Showgrounds, Las Positas Rd. & #101, Santa Barbara CA

Fiesta Tri-County Stock Horse show brings in riders from the tri-counties to compete in the Alisal Ranch Horse Class, Fiesta Ranch Horse Class, Old Timers Team Roping and Steer Stopping.    
Presented by ... Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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Summer ArtVenture Camps  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

At ArtVenture Camps children spend their day immersed in hands-on art making, cultural history, and creative problem solving. All camps include a visit to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art to learn about and be inspired by original works of art. Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm. For more information or registration, visit www.sbma.net/kidsfamilies   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Old Spanish Days Fiesta  
  Downtown Santa Barbara, Cabrillo Blvd. & State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Old Spanish Days Fiesta is a five day festival that is a cultural expression of our heritage. For the week of Fiesta thousands of visitors from around the world visit Santa Barbara. Old Spanish Days Fiesta is one of the best festivals in the United States with performers participating from around the United States and Mexico.   
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"Award Winning" Country Wine Tasting Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On display in the Ridley-Tree Gallery Works on Paper section—and in tandem with the international loan exhibition The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come—is a selection of photographs by Bauhaus artist Herbert Bayer (1900–1985). Influenced by the photographic works of László Moholy-Nagy and the modernist Bauhaus credo―there is no one true art form but rather an intersection of all art in pursuit of an idea, Bayer’s work as a photographer reflects his mastery of graphic design. Made in Berlin as Weimar culture faded and Hitler rose to power, the exhibited photomontages grapple with the tumultuous modern world as the artist experienced it between the years 1929 and 1936.    
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El Mercado De La Guerra  
  De La Guerra Plaza, 731 De La Guerra Plaza, Santa Barbara CA

Stroll through a colorful Mexican market; feast on Spanish and Mexican-American foods, shop for crafts and souvenirs and enjoy live entertainment all day and into the evening featuring children’s shows, Spanish and Mexican folk dancing and music.   
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El Mercado del Norte  
  McKenzie Park, Las Positas Rd. & State Street, Santa Barbara CA

The entire family will enjoy strolling through the largest outdoor marketplace of Fiesta. Enjoy the authentic flavors of Mexican-American and multi-cultural foods. The kids will love the carnival rides and attractions. Shops for crafts and Fiesta souvenirs. Enjoy a variety of music and entertainment all day long.    
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Crazy Horse Cantina  
  Mackenzie Park (Mercado Del Norte), 3111 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

The Crazy Horse Cantina, inside Mercado Del Norte, features a beer garden with live entertainment and is a favorite gathering spot for locals during Fiesta. It is host during the day to Fiesta's battle of the bands competition where aspiring new talent come to play. At night and all day Saturday the Cantina turns into a beer garden with entertainment from the top area bands. After 5 PM on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and after 4 PM on Saturday the Cantina is a 21 and over only event - ID required.   
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$60 Wine Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

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

Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the areas micro breweries. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (2 person minimum 4 person minimum on Saturdays. Tour includes all tasting fee's & door to door transportation anywhere in Santa Barbara.   
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CALL TO ARTISTS for Lost in Scrap Multimedia Exhibition and Fundraiser  
  Art From Scrap  
  Art From Scrap , 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

Calling All Artists 16 years and up! The 2015 Challenge is Maps.Artists are challenged to incorporate a map into their artwork and as many objects and materials as they like. Art can be in any media: assemblage, collage, photography, paint, video, sculpture, printmaking, etc. From July 14 to August 22, artists can come into the Art From Scrap Creative Reuse Store to collect their entry form and to pay a $15.00 entry fee. Included in the fee are a $5.00 credit to the AFS Creative Reuse Store, a map, and admission to the culminating fundraiser on October 10th. Participation is open to artists, aged 16 and up. Artists can choose from a wide selection of maps at AFS or use their own. Completed artwork must be delivered to the AFS Gallery at 302 East Cota Street in downtown Santa Barbara on Tuesday, August 25, between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. Selected artwork will be exhibited at the AFS Gallery from August 29 – October 10. Gallery Hours are Tuesday - Friday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday– 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Visitors to the show will be able to bid on the artwork through a silent auction. 75% of art sales will benefit Art From Scrap's Art and Educational programs. Artists can also elect to donate all proceeds to Art From Scrap. The public is invited to the Lost In Scrap Reception, Party, and Fundraiser on Saturday, October 10 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for a festive evening of art, music, food, and some exciting creative surprises. Stay tuned to learn more!    ($15 - $15)
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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    Casa Cantina  
  Casa De La Guerra, De La Guerra Plaza, Santa Barbara CA

Celebrate Fiesta where it all began as Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation presents the 11th annual Casa Cantina in the courtyard of the historic Casa de la Guerra. Part of the annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta celebration, locals and visitors alike are invited to relax, sip a cold drink, and celebrate at the home of Fiesta! Held at Casa de la Guerra, 15 East De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Entrance fee required, free admission for SBTHP members. For more information please call (805) 965-0093.   
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Fiesta Parade (El Desfile Historico)  
  Downtown Santa Barbara, 800 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

This historical parade is one of the largest equestrian parades in the USA. Hundreds of horses and riders showing off a variety of beautiful breeds, gorgeous, flower-bedecked floats, dancers, musicians, and bands celebrate the history of Santa Barbara. It starts at the west end of Cabrillo Blvd., goes east to State, then up State to Sola St.   
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Sailing Cruises (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

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

Get ready for a totally new experience unlike anything you've ever tried. The Segway HT is perfect for touring Santa Barbara. Choose from 4 guided segway tours (prices vary) taking place daily. Your guide will cover the history of Santa Barbara as well as some of the more current points of interest along the way. Tours are offered every day by reservation only. All tours include a lesson and all necessary gear. Renters must be 14 years or older. Call for more information and availability.    ($40
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Casa Cantina  
  Casa de la Guerra, 11-19 East De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

Celebrate Fiesta where it all began as Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation presents Casa Cantina in the courtyard of the historic Casa de la Guerra. Part of the annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta celebration, locals and visitors alike are invited to relax, sip a cold drink, and celebrate at the home of Fiesta!   ($8 - $10)
Presented by ... Casa de la Guerra
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Kid's Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

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

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

Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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Summer Celebration of Dance  
  Lobero Theatre, 33 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara CA

Gustafson Dance presents their amazing Junior intensive (Ages 7-14) repertory show of ballet, character and jazz choreography.   ($12 - $20)
Presented by ... Gustafson Dance
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Nederlander Presents - Loco De Amor Tour  
  Juanes  
  Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas Street, Santa Barbara CA

Following his historic Spanish-Language performance on The GRAMMY Awards, and topping iTunes Latin sales for the last week with his hit single “Juntos (Together),” Latin Rock’s leading global ambassador, Juanes, will bring his critically-praised “Loco De Amor Tour” across The United States this summer – making a stop at the Santa Barbara Bowl on Friday, August 7 at 7:00 PM. He will be joined by special guest Ximena Sariñana.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Bowl
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Flor Y Canto  
  Santa Barbara County Courthouse - Sunken Gardens, Anacapa & Anapamu Streets, Santa Barbara CA

A rare opportunity to see original Spanish California dances and music of the 19th century. These unique songs are performed by local residents much as they would have been 150 years ago, including many authentic costumes. This venue is the only one of its kind in California where one can see these historic dances and songs performed!! Bring a picnic dinner!   
Presented by ... Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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Fiesta Stock Horse Show & Rodeo  
  Earl Warren Showgrounds, Las Positas Rd. & #101, Santa Barbara CA

Riders compete in Bareback Riding, Tie-down Roping, Steer Stopping, Mutton Bustin’ and Saddle Bronco Riding, plus PRCA Team Roping, Barrel-Racing and Bull Riding.    
Presented by ... Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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  (805) 688-5093
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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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Las Noches de Ronda  
  Santa Barbara County Courthouse - Sunken Gardens, Anacapa & Anapamu Streets, Santa Barbara CA

"Nights of Gaiety" is a favorite Fiesta tradition. Free variety show of music, dances, & songs with fiery flamenco from Spain & vivid Folklórico dances from regions of Mexico. Bring blankets & chairs for lawn seating under the stars.    
Presented by ... Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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  August 8
   
Competencia de los Vaqueros  
  Earl Warren Showgrounds, Las Positas Rd. & #101, Santa Barbara CA

Fiesta Tri-County Stock Horse show brings in riders from the tri-counties to compete in the Alisal Ranch Horse Class, Fiesta Ranch Horse Class, Old Timers Team Roping and Steer Stopping.    
Presented by ... Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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Old Spanish Days Fiesta  
  Downtown Santa Barbara, Cabrillo Blvd. & State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Old Spanish Days Fiesta is a five day festival that is a cultural expression of our heritage. For the week of Fiesta thousands of visitors from around the world visit Santa Barbara. Old Spanish Days Fiesta is one of the best festivals in the United States with performers participating from around the United States and Mexico.   
Presented by ... Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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  (805) 963-4408
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"Award Winning" Country Wine Tasting Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our family friendly Garden Exploration classes offer options for parents: take a class alongside your child and remember the joys of discovery in nature, or sign up for a leisurely morning enjoying a light breakfast on the cottage deck while your child is exploring in class. With eight delightful Saturday choices, why not sign up for the series at a discount? Designed for children ages 6+ June 13: Garden Explorations: Follow Your Nose: Forget fragrant flowers! Discover the diversity of the aromatic foliage of California native plants. Why do you think so many of our plants have perfumed leaves? June 20: Garden Explorations: Bees and Blooms Did you know that California has over 1,400 species of native bees? How do our native flowers attract pollinators? What do black lights have to do with this class? June 27: Garden Explorations: Seeds on the Move: Have you ever wished on a dandelion seed head, and helped them spread their seed? Plants have some wonderful and surprising ways to move their seeds around July 11: Garden Explorations: Creek Critters: Does exploring the creek on a summer day sound like a great way to spend a morning? Wherever water pools up in Mission Creek in the summer months, critters are sure to be found! July 18: Garden Explorations: Awesome Owls Have you been wishing you could meet Max, our famous local owl? Now’s your chance, as you learn more about the owls in the Garden! July 25: Garden Explorations: Thorns, Prickles & Spines: What is the difference between thorns, spines and prickles? Join this Garden quest as we figure out which plants have which. August 1: Garden Explorations: Milkweed, Monarchs & More: Most of us know that monarch caterpillars eat milkweed, but do you know about all the other insects and other animals that rely on this single native plant? Augsut 8: Garden Explorations: Catastrophe in Mission Canyon! What on earth is the catastrophe in Mission Canyon? Join our final exploration of the summer to find out what would happen if you were in the Garden 1,000 years ago!    ($10 - $100)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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Children's Fiesta Parade (El Desfile de los Ninos)  
  Downtown Santa Barbara, 800 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

The charming Children's Parade. Young people of Santa Barbara, their parents and other parade participants celebrate the rich culture of the area. The parade proceeds down State Street from Victoria to Ortega Streets.    
Presented by ... Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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Fiesta Arts & Crafts Show  
  Cabrillo Blvd - West of Stearn's Wharf, 1 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

A statewide gathering of artisans and craftspeople displaying a wide variety of paintings, carvings, pottery, & other unique wares in a lovely, palm-lined area along the ocean.    
Presented by ... Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

The great whales have rediscovered Santa Barbara. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year since 1990 to feed, mate and frolic... which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Our trips depart daily at 10am, returning at 2:30pm on the incredible CONDOR Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($50.00 - $99.00)
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Wear Your Art! 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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    Harbor Kayak Tour  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

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

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

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

This presentation for families with children five years and under features a different topic every week. Come back again and again to learn about stars, planets, constellations, and more!   ($0 - $4)
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El Mercado De La Guerra  
  De La Guerra Plaza, 731 De La Guerra Plaza, Santa Barbara CA

Stroll through a colorful Mexican market; feast on Spanish and Mexican-American foods, shop for crafts and souvenirs and enjoy live entertainment all day and into the evening featuring children’s shows, Spanish and Mexican folk dancing and music.   
Presented by ... Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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El Mercado del Norte  
  McKenzie Park, Las Positas Rd. & State Street, Santa Barbara CA

The entire family will enjoy strolling through the largest outdoor marketplace of Fiesta. Enjoy the authentic flavors of Mexican-American and multi-cultural foods. The kids will love the carnival rides and attractions. Shops for crafts and Fiesta souvenirs. Enjoy a variety of music and entertainment all day long.    
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Crazy Horse Cantina  
  Mackenzie Park (Mercado Del Norte), 3111 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

The Crazy Horse Cantina, inside Mercado Del Norte, features a beer garden with live entertainment and is a favorite gathering spot for locals during Fiesta. It is host during the day to Fiesta's battle of the bands competition where aspiring new talent come to play. At night and all day Saturday the Cantina turns into a beer garden with entertainment from the top area bands. After 5 PM on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and after 4 PM on Saturday the Cantina is a 21 and over only event - ID required.   
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$60 Wine Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

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

Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the areas micro breweries. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (2 person minimum 4 person minimum on Saturdays. Tour includes all tasting fee's & door to door transportation anywhere in Santa Barbara.   
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CALL TO ARTISTS for Lost in Scrap Multimedia Exhibition and Fundraiser  
  Art From Scrap  
  Art From Scrap , 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

Calling All Artists 16 years and up! The 2015 Challenge is Maps.Artists are challenged to incorporate a map into their artwork and as many objects and materials as they like. Art can be in any media: assemblage, collage, photography, paint, video, sculpture, printmaking, etc. From July 14 to August 22, artists can come into the Art From Scrap Creative Reuse Store to collect their entry form and to pay a $15.00 entry fee. Included in the fee are a $5.00 credit to the AFS Creative Reuse Store, a map, and admission to the culminating fundraiser on October 10th. Participation is open to artists, aged 16 and up. Artists can choose from a wide selection of maps at AFS or use their own. Completed artwork must be delivered to the AFS Gallery at 302 East Cota Street in downtown Santa Barbara on Tuesday, August 25, between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. Selected artwork will be exhibited at the AFS Gallery from August 29 – October 10. Gallery Hours are Tuesday - Friday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday– 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Visitors to the show will be able to bid on the artwork through a silent auction. 75% of art sales will benefit Art From Scrap's Art and Educational programs. Artists can also elect to donate all proceeds to Art From Scrap. The public is invited to the Lost In Scrap Reception, Party, and Fundraiser on Saturday, October 10 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for a festive evening of art, music, food, and some exciting creative surprises. Stay tuned to learn more!    ($15 - $15)
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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Astronaut  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

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

Celebrate Fiesta where it all began as Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation presents the 11th annual Casa Cantina in the courtyard of the historic Casa de la Guerra. Part of the annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta celebration, locals and visitors alike are invited to relax, sip a cold drink, and celebrate at the home of Fiesta! Held at Casa de la Guerra, 15 East De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Entrance fee required, free admission for SBTHP members. For more information please call (805) 965-0093.   
Presented by ... Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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Sailing Cruises (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

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

Get ready for a totally new experience unlike anything you've ever tried. The Segway HT is perfect for touring Santa Barbara. Choose from 4 guided segway tours (prices vary) taking place daily. Your guide will cover the history of Santa Barbara as well as some of the more current points of interest along the way. Tours are offered every day by reservation only. All tours include a lesson and all necessary gear. Renters must be 14 years or older. Call for more information and availability.    ($40
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Casa Cantina  
  Casa de la Guerra, 11-19 East De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

Celebrate Fiesta where it all began as Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation presents Casa Cantina in the courtyard of the historic Casa de la Guerra. Part of the annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta celebration, locals and visitors alike are invited to relax, sip a cold drink, and celebrate at the home of Fiesta!   ($8 - $10)
Presented by ... Casa de la Guerra
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Kid's Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
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Tardes de Ronda  
  Santa Barbara County Courthouse - Sunken Gardens, Anacapa & Anapamu Streets, Santa Barbara CA

Children's Variety Show - with colorful costumes, children from the Santa Barbara area demonstrate their talents & multi-cultural heritage.    
Presented by ... Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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Tales of the Maya Skies  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

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

Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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Santa Barbara Mariachi Festival  
  Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas Street, Santa Barbara CA

Come to the Santa Barbara Mariachi Festival featuring Alicia Villareal, Ana Barbara, Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea, Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuellar, Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles    ($50 - $95)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Bowl
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Fiesta Stock Horse Show & Rodeo  
  Earl Warren Showgrounds, Las Positas Rd. & #101, Santa Barbara CA

Riders compete in Bareback Riding, Tie-down Roping, Steer Stopping, Mutton Bustin’ and Saddle Bronco Riding, plus PRCA Team Roping, Barrel-Racing and Bull Riding.    
Presented by ... Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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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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Ghetto  
  Directed by Ed Giron Music Director Bill Waxman  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

Joshua Sobol's powerful play based on true events about residents of a wartime Jewish ghetto who entertain the Nazis in exchange for their lives. Not suitable for children. Contains adult themes, gunfire, loud noises.   ($21 - $25)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
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  (805) 963-8198
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Las Noches de Ronda  
  Santa Barbara County Courthouse - Sunken Gardens, Anacapa & Anapamu Streets, Santa Barbara CA

"Nights of Gaiety" is a favorite Fiesta tradition. Free variety show of music, dances, & songs with fiery flamenco from Spain & vivid Folklórico dances from regions of Mexico. Bring blankets & chairs for lawn seating under the stars.    
Presented by ... Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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  August 9
   
Competencia de los Vaqueros  
  Earl Warren Showgrounds, Las Positas Rd. & #101, Santa Barbara CA

Fiesta Tri-County Stock Horse show brings in riders from the tri-counties to compete in the Alisal Ranch Horse Class, Fiesta Ranch Horse Class, Old Timers Team Roping and Steer Stopping.    
Presented by ... Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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Old Spanish Days Fiesta  
  Downtown Santa Barbara, Cabrillo Blvd. & State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Old Spanish Days Fiesta is a five day festival that is a cultural expression of our heritage. For the week of Fiesta thousands of visitors from around the world visit Santa Barbara. Old Spanish Days Fiesta is one of the best festivals in the United States with performers participating from around the United States and Mexico.   
Presented by ... Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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  (805) 963-4408
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"Award Winning" Country Wine Tasting Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibit Opens May 30: Enter the jaws of the legendary giant shark Megalodon and be consumed by its fascinating story and science lessons. Learn about when it lived, why it vanished, how it evolved, and what you can do to help shark conservation. Entrance to exhibition included with general admission. Museum Members enjoy free admission all summer long!   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Fiesta Arts & Crafts Show  
  Cabrillo Blvd - West of Stearn's Wharf, 1 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

A statewide gathering of artisans and craftspeople displaying a wide variety of paintings, carvings, pottery, & other unique wares in a lovely, palm-lined area along the ocean.    
Presented by ... Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the areas micro breweries. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (2 person minimum 4 person minimum on Saturdays. Tour includes all tasting fee's & door to door transportation anywhere in Santa Barbara.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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CALL TO ARTISTS for Lost in Scrap Multimedia Exhibition and Fundraiser  
  Art From Scrap  
  Art From Scrap , 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

Calling All Artists 16 years and up! The 2015 Challenge is Maps.Artists are challenged to incorporate a map into their artwork and as many objects and materials as they like. Art can be in any media: assemblage, collage, photography, paint, video, sculpture, printmaking, etc. From July 14 to August 22, artists can come into the Art From Scrap Creative Reuse Store to collect their entry form and to pay a $15.00 entry fee. Included in the fee are a $5.00 credit to the AFS Creative Reuse Store, a map, and admission to the culminating fundraiser on October 10th. Participation is open to artists, aged 16 and up. Artists can choose from a wide selection of maps at AFS or use their own. Completed artwork must be delivered to the AFS Gallery at 302 East Cota Street in downtown Santa Barbara on Tuesday, August 25, between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. Selected artwork will be exhibited at the AFS Gallery from August 29 – October 10. Gallery Hours are Tuesday - Friday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday– 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Visitors to the show will be able to bid on the artwork through a silent auction. 75% of art sales will benefit Art From Scrap's Art and Educational programs. Artists can also elect to donate all proceeds to Art From Scrap. The public is invited to the Lost In Scrap Reception, Party, and Fundraiser on Saturday, October 10 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for a festive evening of art, music, food, and some exciting creative surprises. Stay tuned to learn more!    ($15 - $15)
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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  (805) 884-0459 x13
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Astronaut  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

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

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

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

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

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

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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Studio Sunday on the Front Steps:Paper  
  Paper  
  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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Fiesta Stock Horse Show & Rodeo  
  Earl Warren Showgrounds, Las Positas Rd. & #101, Santa Barbara CA

Riders compete in Bareback Riding, Tie-down Roping, Steer Stopping, Mutton Bustin’ and Saddle Bronco Riding, plus PRCA Team Roping, Barrel-Racing and Bull Riding.    
Presented by ... Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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Tales of the Maya Skies  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Tales of the Maya Skies is a full-dome show that immerses the audience into the Maya astronomy, art and culture through a custom score and visuals.   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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Oklahoma!  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Back in 1955, one New York Times rave review and a warm reception by the public launched this Rodgers & Hammerstein film adapted musical to the hearts of millions. Now selected by the Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant,” Oklahoma! is the story of young ranch-hands in love—written (and sung) in true R&H fashion.    ($10.00 - $20.00)
Presented by ... The Granada Theatre
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  (805) 899-2222
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Your Cosmic Quest (in Spanish on Sundays)  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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Wiz Khalifa  
  Wiz Khalifa  
  Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas Street, Santa Barbara CA

Multi-platinum selling recording artist Wiz Khalifa burst on the scene with mainstream success with the release of his first major label debut, Rolling Papers, in March 2011, which spawned the hugely successful hits “Black and Yellow,” “Roll Up” and “No Sleep.” He has earned a career total of seven Grammy nominations, including this year’s nods for Best Rap Song (“We Dem Boyz”) and Best Rap Album (BLACC HOLLYWOOD).    ($40 - $60)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Bowl
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  (805) 962-7411
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Ghetto  
  Directed by Ed Giron Music Director Bill Waxman  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

Joshua Sobol's powerful play based on true events about residents of a wartime Jewish ghetto who entertain the Nazis in exchange for their lives. Not suitable for children. Contains adult themes, gunfire, loud noises.   ($21 - $25)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
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  (805) 963-8198
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  August 10
   
Summer ArtVenture Camps  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the areas micro breweries. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (2 person minimum 4 person minimum on Saturdays. Tour includes all tasting fee's & door to door transportation anywhere in Santa Barbara.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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CALL TO ARTISTS for Lost in Scrap Multimedia Exhibition and Fundraiser  
  Art From Scrap  
  Art From Scrap , 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

Calling All Artists 16 years and up! The 2015 Challenge is Maps.Artists are challenged to incorporate a map into their artwork and as many objects and materials as they like. Art can be in any media: assemblage, collage, photography, paint, video, sculpture, printmaking, etc. From July 14 to August 22, artists can come into the Art From Scrap Creative Reuse Store to collect their entry form and to pay a $15.00 entry fee. Included in the fee are a $5.00 credit to the AFS Creative Reuse Store, a map, and admission to the culminating fundraiser on October 10th. Participation is open to artists, aged 16 and up. Artists can choose from a wide selection of maps at AFS or use their own. Completed artwork must be delivered to the AFS Gallery at 302 East Cota Street in downtown Santa Barbara on Tuesday, August 25, between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. Selected artwork will be exhibited at the AFS Gallery from August 29 – October 10. Gallery Hours are Tuesday - Friday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday– 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Visitors to the show will be able to bid on the artwork through a silent auction. 75% of art sales will benefit Art From Scrap's Art and Educational programs. Artists can also elect to donate all proceeds to Art From Scrap. The public is invited to the Lost In Scrap Reception, Party, and Fundraiser on Saturday, October 10 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for a festive evening of art, music, food, and some exciting creative surprises. Stay tuned to learn more!    ($15 - $15)
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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  (805) 884-0459 x13
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    Sailing Cruises (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

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

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

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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Ghetto  
  Directed by Ed Giron Music Director Bill Waxman  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

Joshua Sobol's powerful play based on true events about residents of a wartime Jewish ghetto who entertain the Nazis in exchange for their lives. Not suitable for children. Contains adult themes, gunfire, loud noises.   ($21 - $25)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
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  (805) 963-8198
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Astronaut  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

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

Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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    FIESTA FINALE August 10, 2015  
  Ricardo Chavez & Comapany's Flamenco artistry,Yulia Maluta and Derrick Curtis, Ballroom dancers  
  El Paseo Restaurant, 813 Anacapa St. , Santa Barbara CA
FIESTA FINALE GALA: The PROFANT FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS announces their annual FIESTA FINALE GALA on August 10, 2015, 4:30 to 10:00 pm at El Paseo restaurant. The black-tie event features a gourmet dinner, professional entertainment and dancing. New this year: wine tasting hosted by the ultra premium vintners, Wine Collection of El Paseo from 4:30 to 5:30.    ($150 - $200)
Presented by ... profant foundation for the arts
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  (805) 682-8184
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The Outlaw Josey Wales  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Inspired by the 1972 novel by Forrest Carter, The Outlaw Josey Wales is shot in the traditional spaghetti western style, though filmed almost entirely in Utah. When pro-Unionists murder the family of humble Missouri farmer Josey Wales, he becomes determined to settle the score by teaming up with Confederate guerilla fighters.    ($10.00 - $30.00)
Presented by ... The Granada Theatre
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  (805) 899-2222
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  August 11
   
Summer ArtVenture Camps  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the areas micro breweries. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (2 person minimum 4 person minimum on Saturdays. Tour includes all tasting fee's & door to door transportation anywhere in Santa Barbara.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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CALL TO ARTISTS for Lost in Scrap Multimedia Exhibition and Fundraiser  
  Art From Scrap  
  Art From Scrap , 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

Calling All Artists 16 years and up! The 2015 Challenge is Maps.Artists are challenged to incorporate a map into their artwork and as many objects and materials as they like. Art can be in any media: assemblage, collage, photography, paint, video, sculpture, printmaking, etc. From July 14 to August 22, artists can come into the Art From Scrap Creative Reuse Store to collect their entry form and to pay a $15.00 entry fee. Included in the fee are a $5.00 credit to the AFS Creative Reuse Store, a map, and admission to the culminating fundraiser on October 10th. Participation is open to artists, aged 16 and up. Artists can choose from a wide selection of maps at AFS or use their own. Completed artwork must be delivered to the AFS Gallery at 302 East Cota Street in downtown Santa Barbara on Tuesday, August 25, between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. Selected artwork will be exhibited at the AFS Gallery from August 29 – October 10. Gallery Hours are Tuesday - Friday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday– 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Visitors to the show will be able to bid on the artwork through a silent auction. 75% of art sales will benefit Art From Scrap's Art and Educational programs. Artists can also elect to donate all proceeds to Art From Scrap. The public is invited to the Lost In Scrap Reception, Party, and Fundraiser on Saturday, October 10 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for a festive evening of art, music, food, and some exciting creative surprises. Stay tuned to learn more!    ($15 - $15)
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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  (805) 884-0459 x13
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    Sailing Cruises (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

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

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

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

What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject 'Chad,' our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him.   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711
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Maltese Falcon  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

A classic film noir, come see Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor get to the bottom of one of the most famous classic crime capers. Sam Spade is a partner in a private-eye firm who finds himself hounded by police when his partner is killed whilst tailing a man. The girl who asked him to follow the man turns out not to be who she says she is, and is really involved in something to do with the 'Maltese Falcon', a gold-encrusted life-sized statue of a falcon, the only one of its kind.   ($10.00 - $20.00)
Presented by ... The Granada Theatre
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  (805) 899-2222
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Your Cosmic Quest (in Spanish on Sundays)  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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    August Art Without Limits Workshop: The Art of Going Viral  
  Mitra Cline  
  Community Partners Center, Union Bank, 11 East Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara CA

Wouldn’t you love it if your art work went viral? It is not impossible and like all things, there are skills that can help that dream come to fruition. Mitra Cline, artist and social creativity consultant will give us skills and tricks to maximize social media sites to engage and promote your art and creativity. She will share how to protect original content, the best way to expand your social media connections, organizing and scheduling your posts in order to glean audience interest, monitoring and analyzing results, maximizing spare time to promote art and how to increase the chances of a post going viral. A Santa Barbara, conceptual artist, Mitra Cline, holds a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute, and is currently working on her MA in Humanities with an emphasis in depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She has exhibited in over 40 art shows in the last 15 years and does graphic design and web sites at www.foreverbirdstudio.com    
Presented by ... Art Without Limits
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  (805) 565-1332
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Zoo Yoga  
  Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara CA

What do lions and yoga have in common? They are both at the Santa Barbara Zoo! Experience outdoor yoga on the Zoo’s beautiful grounds at Cabrillo Lawn, right next to the lions. For all levels, including those who have never practiced yoga. Every Tuesday and Thursday. Cost: $10/class or $45/month, $40/month for SB Zoo Members. Pay at the Zoo upon arrival.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
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  (805) 962-5339
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    Santa Barbara Flyfishers monthly meeting  
  Guest Speaker  
  Westside Community Center, 433 W. Victoria St., Santa Barbara CA

Guest speaker, fly tying demo, fly fishing discussions, raffle, plan outings & fishing trips, camaraderie.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara FlyFishers
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  (805) 705-3208
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An Evening With Jackson Browne  
  Jackson Browne  
  Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas Street, Santa Barbara CA

Legendary musician Jackson Browne will return to the Santa Barbara Bowl as part of his 2015 U.S. Summer Tour to support his new album, Standing In The Breach. Standing In The Breach, Jackson's new studio album, is a collection of ten songs, at turns deeply personal and political, exploring love, hope, and defiance in the face of the advancing uncertainties of modern life.    ($45.00 - $81.00)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Bowl
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  (805) 962-7411
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Maltese Falcon  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

A classic film noir, come see Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor get to the bottom of one of the most famous classic crime capers. Sam Spade is a partner in a private-eye firm who finds himself hounded by police when his partner is killed whilst tailing a man. The girl who asked him to follow the man turns out not to be who she says she is, and is really involved in something to do with the 'Maltese Falcon', a gold-encrusted life-sized statue of a falcon, the only one of its kind.   ($10.00 - $20.00)
Presented by ... The Granada Theatre
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  (805) 899-2222
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Yes You Can Dance Salsa & Bachata  
  AYNI Gallery, 216 State Street, Santa Barbara CA
Rendezvous each week for a beginner's level class followed by an intermediate class, and capped off by some open dancing to practice those new moves! AYNI Gallery 216 State St. Santa Barbara, CA (opposite the Amtrak station in the Funk Zone) EVERY TUESDAY 7:00 PM-8:00 PM Beginner class 8:00 PM-9:00 PM Intermediate class Then Open Dancing until 11pm! Cost: Students $1; Non-Students $5 (cash only) Best Price in Town!   ($1 - $5)
Presented by ... Yes You Can Dance Salsa & Bachata
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  (805) 689-7098
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  August 12
   
Summer ArtVenture Camps  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the areas micro breweries. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (2 person minimum 4 person minimum on Saturdays. Tour includes all tasting fee's & door to door transportation anywhere in Santa Barbara.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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CALL TO ARTISTS for Lost in Scrap Multimedia Exhibition and Fundraiser  
  Art From Scrap  
  Art From Scrap , 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

Calling All Artists 16 years and up! The 2015 Challenge is Maps.Artists are challenged to incorporate a map into their artwork and as many objects and materials as they like. Art can be in any media: assemblage, collage, photography, paint, video, sculpture, printmaking, etc. From July 14 to August 22, artists can come into the Art From Scrap Creative Reuse Store to collect their entry form and to pay a $15.00 entry fee. Included in the fee are a $5.00 credit to the AFS Creative Reuse Store, a map, and admission to the culminating fundraiser on October 10th. Participation is open to artists, aged 16 and up. Artists can choose from a wide selection of maps at AFS or use their own. Completed artwork must be delivered to the AFS Gallery at 302 East Cota Street in downtown Santa Barbara on Tuesday, August 25, between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. Selected artwork will be exhibited at the AFS Gallery from August 29 – October 10. Gallery Hours are Tuesday - Friday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday– 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Visitors to the show will be able to bid on the artwork through a silent auction. 75% of art sales will benefit Art From Scrap's Art and Educational programs. Artists can also elect to donate all proceeds to Art From Scrap. The public is invited to the Lost In Scrap Reception, Party, and Fundraiser on Saturday, October 10 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for a festive evening of art, music, food, and some exciting creative surprises. Stay tuned to learn more!    ($15 - $15)
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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  (805) 884-0459 x13
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    Sailing Cruises (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

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

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

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

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

Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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Puppet Friends! Art From Scrap Workshop  
  Judy Nilsen  
  Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

Weekly Art From Scrap workshops for all ages every Wednesday during summer vacation. Create art from our vast array of reuse materials. Children under age 5 must be accompanied by an adult.    ($8.00 - $8.00)
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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  (805) 884-0459 x11
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Surf's Up  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Cody Maverick is a penguin who has a passion for surfing. Hitching a ride to Pen Gu Island, Cody and his chicken friend, Joe attempt to participate in the Big Z Memorial Surf Off. This documentary tracks his steps from leaving his home, training with Big Z and attempting the big challenge. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year, don’t miss a chance to see this family-friendly animated favorite on the Central Coast’s only 4k cinema screen.   ($10.00 - $20.00)
Presented by ... The Granada Theatre
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  (805) 899-2222
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Veterans with VA Rated Disabilities: Learn the Basics of Fly Fishing  
  Project Healing Waters, 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara CA

Project Healing Waters is a nation wide program to teach fly fishing to veterans with disabilities. The Santa Barbara Flyfishers have started a chapter of Project Healing Waters in Santa Barbara. This classes are free to all veterans with a VA or Military rated disability. We start by teaching fly fishing basics. With these basic techniques you can begin to fly fish in salt water and/or fresh water. We meet every second Wednesday at the Veterans Memorial Building from 6 pm to 8 pm. We meet every 1st Saturday at Santa Claus Lane to practice our learned techniques in the surf. Call Joseph for more information.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara FlyFishers
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  (805) 705-3208
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  August 13
   
Summer ArtVenture Camps  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the areas micro breweries. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (2 person minimum 4 person minimum on Saturdays. Tour includes all tasting fee's & door to door transportation anywhere in Santa Barbara.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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CALL TO ARTISTS for Lost in Scrap Multimedia Exhibition and Fundraiser  
  Art From Scrap  
  Art From Scrap , 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

Calling All Artists 16 years and up! The 2015 Challenge is Maps.Artists are challenged to incorporate a map into their artwork and as many objects and materials as they like. Art can be in any media: assemblage, collage, photography, paint, video, sculpture, printmaking, etc. From July 14 to August 22, artists can come into the Art From Scrap Creative Reuse Store to collect their entry form and to pay a $15.00 entry fee. Included in the fee are a $5.00 credit to the AFS Creative Reuse Store, a map, and admission to the culminating fundraiser on October 10th. Participation is open to artists, aged 16 and up. Artists can choose from a wide selection of maps at AFS or use their own. Completed artwork must be delivered to the AFS Gallery at 302 East Cota Street in downtown Santa Barbara on Tuesday, August 25, between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. Selected artwork will be exhibited at the AFS Gallery from August 29 – October 10. Gallery Hours are Tuesday - Friday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday– 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Visitors to the show will be able to bid on the artwork through a silent auction. 75% of art sales will benefit Art From Scrap's Art and Educational programs. Artists can also elect to donate all proceeds to Art From Scrap. The public is invited to the Lost In Scrap Reception, Party, and Fundraiser on Saturday, October 10 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for a festive evening of art, music, food, and some exciting creative surprises. Stay tuned to learn more!    ($15 - $15)
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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    Sailing Cruises (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

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

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

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

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

Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)
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    Free Film Series  
  Light Play and Abstract City  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Programmed by Peter Bloom, Professor of Film and Media Studies, and Colin Gardner, Professor of Art, UC Santa Barbara, this three-part film series is offered in conjunction with the exhibition The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come and addresses Moholy-Nagy’s involvement with cinema as filmmaker, production designer, and participant in the wide-ranging context of interwar, avant-garde art and documentary filmmaking culture, and highlights the function of urban space, abstraction, light play, and experimental design. A complete listing of films also at www.sbma.net. Mary Craig Auditorium    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Zoo Yoga  
  Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara CA

What do lions and yoga have in common? They are both at the Santa Barbara Zoo! Experience outdoor yoga on the Zoo’s beautiful grounds at Cabrillo Lawn, right next to the lions. For all levels, including those who have never practiced yoga. Every Tuesday and Thursday. Cost: $10/class or $45/month, $40/month for SB Zoo Members. Pay at the Zoo upon arrival.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
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  (805) 962-5339
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Dealing With Difficult People  
  Dr. Cesar Lozano  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Behind a difficult person is a difficult story. In all areas of life there are difficult people and the challenge is not to avoid them, but to cope with them and even to foster harmony despite their presence. The art of dealing with difficult people is a fundamental one in modern times and the techniques and procedures developed in this conference will greatly help you to continue your life in the best way possible. "No one can make your life miserable, unless you want it to be that way."   ($34.00 - $74.00)
Presented by ... The Granada Theatre
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  (805) 899-2222
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  August 14
   
Summer ArtVenture Camps  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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