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  September 27
   
Water Wise Home Garden  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Originally the Home Demonstration Garden designed by landscape architect Ron Lutsko, the Water Wise Home Garden features our Easy California Native Plants in a variety of landscape applications: sunny mixed borders, shady understory of a mature oak tree, ground covers, and decorative potted plants. These plans are easy to grow, readily available (at the Garden Growers Nursery and elsewhere), drought tolerant, wildlife habitats, and beautiful! Its small scale and realistic setting make this garden relevant to today's home gardener. The displays in the garden highlight ways you can be water savvy at home.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4726
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$115 'Award Winning' Wine Country Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, , Santa Barbara CA

Voted the #1 Wine Tasting Tour in Santa Barbara by the Santa Barbara News-Press Reader's Choice Awards!! ..... 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.    ($99.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
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Horseback Riding Tours  
  Captain Jacks Tours, , Santa Barbara CA

Our $85 trail ride is Kim Kardashian's favorite ride!. This coastal ride is 1.5 hours long and is a 30 minute drive from Santa Barbara. Transportation to the ranch is not included. During this ride you will wind through a forest, past a seasonal waterfall, and up to the top of a mountain where you will have beautiful ocean views. Our wranglers will even stop and take your picture during your tour! We start our rides at 9:30, 11:30, 2:00 & 3:30.   ($85.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
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Heaven on Earth Kayak/Horseback Ride Tour-- Kim Kardashian rode this ride!  
  Captain Jack's Tours, , Santa Barbara CA

This may well be the closest to "heaven" you will ever get...in this lifetime. Captain Jack's Santa Barbara Tours is proud to offer our most breathtaking tour ever. This tour combines an ocean kayak tour at the beautiful and famous "smugglers cove" (Refugio Beach) in the morning, where chances are good that the locals will show up to greet you. Dolphins, sea lions, and the migratory Grey Whale may cruise by (in the distance) to say hello. Next, you'll be transported to a secluded resort nestled between a babbling brook and evergreen sycamore trees where you'll enjoy a delicious lunch (lunch not included in price).    ($195.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
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  (805) 564-1819
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Point Conception Lighthouse Fresnel Lens  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

The Point Conception first order Fresnel lens has stood watch for nearly 160 years, guiding ships safely around the “Cape Horn of the Pacific.” The Point Conception lens was designed and built in Paris, France in 1854, using a refracted prism system designed by French physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel. The lens was first lit on February 1, 1856. Because of persistent heavy fog at higher elevation, a second lighthouse was built on the lower bluff, and the lens was moved in June, 1882. While the lens saw many vessels meet their ultimate fate in this “graveyard” of the Central Coast, the light also saved and provided safe passage to thousands of vessels over the years.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
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  (805) 962-8404
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Tattoo & Scrimshaw: the Art of the Sailor  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

Celebrating the long history of nautical tattoos and sailor art, with a blend of historical artifacts, archival photos and contemporary photography. LIFE OF THE SAILOR – SUPERSTITION AT SEA The seaman’s life during the Age of Sail (16th to mid-19th century) was hard and often shortened by natural and man-made dangers. Tattoos identified a man as a long-term sailor who earned his living primarily at sea. A complex system of superstitions grew over time that offered comfort and protection in this dangerous environment. Tattoos became a part of these beliefs. Exhibit is so popular, it has been extended to October 31, 2016.   ($0 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
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  (805) 962-8404
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Hidden Treasures: Museum Staff Favorites from the Collection  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

What do a lamp made out of seashells, a delicate hand-painted fan, a rifle from the 1850s, and a leather guitar case signed by Walt Disney have in common? These are just a few of the Museum's "hidden treasures" that have captivated our staff.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
  More Info
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  (805) 966-1601
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Project Fiesta: Building a Complete History of Old Spanish Days  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

Fall in love with the history of Old Spanish Days Fiesta as memories of the festival come to life with stories, vintage posters, costumes, historical photographs, film and artifacts that connect our community and celebrate our traditions. Special thanks to: Old Spanish Days. Eleanor Van Cott.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 966-1601
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Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

The great whales have rediscovered Santa Barbara. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year since 1990 to feed, mate and frolic... which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Our trips depart daily at 10am, returning at 2:30pm on the incredible CONDOR Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($50.00 - $99.00)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
  More Info
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  (805) 882-0088
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California Condors  
  Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara CA

With the opening of California Trails on Earth Day 2009, the Santa Barbara Zoo became one of a handful of zoos to exhibit these highly endangered scavengers – the largest land birds in North America, with wingspans topping 9½ feet. The Santa Barbara Zoo’s condors are still part of the recovery program and wear wing tags that identify them as individuals. The lower the number, the older the bird.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
  More Info
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  (805) 962-5339
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$70 Wine Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, , 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.   ($70
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
  Email a Friend
 

Harbor Kayak Tour  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

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

Coastal Kayak Tour  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

This 2.5 - 3 hour guided Santa Barbara kayak tour is an extension of our Harbor kayak tour. Our professionally guided tour includes a kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. The coastal tour offers breathtaking views of Santa Barbara's famous "Riviera Coast". Tour starts at the Harbor and paddles south along the coast before turning around and returning to the Harbor. Hopefully the locals, dolphin, sea lion, harbor seals and marine birds will stop by to say hello. Too much fun! We provide snacks, water, towels, and even a plastic bag to store your wet clothes will be provided.   ($75
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
  Contact
  Email a Friend
 
   
British Art from Whistler to World War II  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Curated by art historian Peyton Skipwith and drawn entirely from the permanent collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, this selection of some 50 paintings, drawings, and sculptures presents an overview of British art from around 1890 through 1945. Essentially, the exhibition presents the story of modernism unique to England: the persistence of figuration even as the lessons from continental avant-garde practice were absorbed. Cubism, Surrealism, Suprematism, Expressionism, and Vorticism signaled a definitive rupture with the tradition of representational content as commonly understood and a decided move towards abstraction. Artists represented include three of the founders of the New English Art Club: Walter Sickert, Philip Wilson Steer, and Paul Maitland, who established an alternative exhibition space to the traditional spaces of the Royal Academy in the 1890s. Richly represented are those artists who attended the Slade School in the heady years right before World War I, including James Innes, Christopher Nevinson, Adrian Allinson, and Stanley Spencer. The show takes the visitor through the World Wars and the ultimate absorption of continental modernism in England with representative works by Wyndam Lewis, Paul Nash, John Tunnard, and Eileen Agar and concludes with the biomorphic abstractions of Graham Sutherland and Henry Moore.    ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
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Cecil Beaton’s “London’s Honourable Scars”: Photographs of the Blitz  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Adjacent to the “British Art from Whistler to World War II” exhibition, is a series of dramatic World War II photographs by Sir Cecil Beaton (1904–1980). Best known for his iconic images of royalty and movie legends and multi-award winning designs for such films as “My Fair Lady,” Beaton created extraordinary photographs of Britain during World War II’s cataclysm. Already established in the 1930s as a major fashion, society and Hollywood photographer, Beaton was hired by the UK’s Ministry of Information at the war’s outset to persuasively reflect the hardships and spirit of the British nation during this legendary time of trial.   ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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Seven Doors: Jan Tichy and the Chiaroscuro of Art Museum Collecting  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18 – November 27, 2016 ..... In this unique presentation, artist Jan Tichy (b. 1974, Czech, resides in Chicago) has devised a special installation in direct response to the Museum’s current position in its 75-year history―on the brink of a transformative renovation, with the vibration and sound of concrete demolition palpable. The Museum is typically celebrated for the art that it displays. But in the situation of systematic overhaul for renovation in which SBMA finds itself, suddenly some doors that are habitually open, must be closed. Tichy is known for his time-based video installations, which are typically motivated by a specific social and institutional situation. In this case, the institution of the Museum is at a turning point in its evolution. Working with SBMA curators and with full access to the Museum’s rich documentation, which has recently been organized and mostly digitized in anticipation of the Museum’s 75th-anniversary year now underway, Tichy has combined his own work with seven objects that he has plucked from the Museum’s vast permanent collection. The result is a stunning, visually elegant, and meaningful exhibition in the hallowed spaces of the original 1912 post office structure, which was later designated the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in 1941.   ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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Santa Barbara Beer Tasting Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, , Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara County may be known for its wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving rave reviews. The region's micro -breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. On the tour you'll enjoy 3 of the area's prime brewing locations. In Santa Barbara, The Brew House is a lively full service restaurant, and Figueroa Brewing is one of the newest hot spots in the heart of the Funk Zone. To the south, Carpinteria is home to Island Brewing Company and the brand new Rincon Brewery. The Beer Tour includes all tasting fees and transportation. At one of these stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (Not included in the price.) Tours of the beer making process are based on the availability of the brewery staff and the discretion of the guide and may not be possible on busy days.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Segway Sight Seeing Tours (Various Times)  
  Captain Jack's Tours, , 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.    
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Octo Tuesdays  
  Sea Center, 211 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara CA

Observe an octopus consume a meal. Discover camouflage behaviors as you learn more about these intelligent invertebrates. Tuesdays at 4:00 PM   
Presented by ... Sea Center
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  (805) 962-2526
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Natural History of the Channel Islands  
  Dr. Denise Knapp  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

The California Channel Islands are world-renowned for their scenic beauty and rich natural resources, including a large proportion of plants and animals found nowhere else on earth. This ten week course will cover various angles of the terrestrial ecology and natural history of these gems of the central coast. You will learn about the most interesting features of the plant, animal, geologic, climatic, and human realms on these islands, all within the context of other island ecosystems, ecological processes, and island biogeography theory. You'll also learn of the greatest threats to the islands' biodiversity, and what the island owner-managers are doing to conserve and restore these islands' precious resources. This course will be taught by Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Director of Conservation & Research, Dr. Denise Knapp.    ($95 - $125)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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  (805) 682-4726 x102
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    Women & Leadership Certificate Info Session  
  Antioch University, 602 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara CA
We are currently accepting applications for our 2017 Women & Leadership Certificate Program – a unique, low-residency/virtual certificate program that prepares tomorrow’s leaders by empowering them with the knowledge, skills, and mentorship to achieve professional and personal success. Please RSVP today for this info session or the alternate date of Thursday, September 29 from 5:30 to 6:30. Questions? Please contact our Office of Admissions at 805-962-8179 x5301.   
Presented by ... Antioch University
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  (805) 962-8179
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Antioch in Conversation: Say What?  
  Antioch University, 602 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara CA
“Say What?” is an Antioch in Conversation event that will feature political analysis by veteran journalists Lou Cannon and Jerry Roberts the day after the first presidential debate – on Tuesday, September 27 at 5:30 p.m. in Community Hall at Antioch University Santa Barbara, 602 Anacapa Street. The event is free and open to the public. Cannon and Roberts teamed for a previous talk in April called “Volatile Politics” in the series to great acclaim. Lou Cannon is an award-winning journalist and historian and a former White House correspondent for The Washington Post. Jerry Roberts – author, broadcast commentator, and journalist – is the co-founder of calbuzz.com. Antioch in Conversation is a series designed to foster public engagement about the issues and inspirations that shape our community, society, and world.    
Presented by ... Antioch University
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  (805) 962-8179
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    Yes You Can Dance Salsa & Bachata  
  Veterans Memorial Building, 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd., 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! Veterans Memorial Building, second floor 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd. Santa Barbara, CA (between State Street and Castillo Street, across from West Beach) 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 $2; Non-Students $6 (cash only) Best Price in Town!   ($2 - $6)
Presented by ... Yes You Can Dance Salsa & Bachata
  More Info
  (805) 669-7098
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Fareed Zakaria - Election 2016: A View from Home and Abroad  
  Fareed Zakaria  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

In the run-up to the presidential election, political analyst and journalist Fareed Zakaria will provide key insights into this historic race. Host of CNN’s flagship international affairs program Fareed Zakaria GPS and author of The Future of Freedom and The Post-American World, Zakaria is widely respected for his thoughtful analysis of the big ideas and global challenges of our time. A go-to voice for smart commentary on economic and political trends, he combines the knowledge of a historian and the theoretical command of a political scientist with good-natured wit and pragmatism. Also a contributing editor at The Atlantic and a Washington Post columnist, Zakaria was named one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine. His latest book is In Defense of a Liberal Education.    ($16 - $44)
Presented by ... UCSB Arts & Lectures
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  (805) 893-3535
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    Squeeze  
  Squeeze + Look Park  
  Arlington Theatre, 1317 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Chris Difford’s lyrics and Glenn Tilbrook’s music have survived everything over the years, from the ever-changing musical landscape to their own internal reshuffles and acrimonious breakups - but Squeeze is here to stay, still going strong and still loving every moment.   
Presented by ... Arlington Theatre
  More Info
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  (805) 963-4408
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  September 28
   
Water Wise Home Garden  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Originally the Home Demonstration Garden designed by landscape architect Ron Lutsko, the Water Wise Home Garden features our Easy California Native Plants in a variety of landscape applications: sunny mixed borders, shady understory of a mature oak tree, ground covers, and decorative potted plants. These plans are easy to grow, readily available (at the Garden Growers Nursery and elsewhere), drought tolerant, wildlife habitats, and beautiful! Its small scale and realistic setting make this garden relevant to today's home gardener. The displays in the garden highlight ways you can be water savvy at home.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4726
  Email a Friend
 

$115 'Award Winning' Wine Country Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, , Santa Barbara CA

Voted the #1 Wine Tasting Tour in Santa Barbara by the Santa Barbara News-Press Reader's Choice Awards!! ..... 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.    ($99.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
  Email a Friend
 
   
Horseback Riding Tours  
  Captain Jacks Tours, , Santa Barbara CA

Our $85 trail ride is Kim Kardashian's favorite ride!. This coastal ride is 1.5 hours long and is a 30 minute drive from Santa Barbara. Transportation to the ranch is not included. During this ride you will wind through a forest, past a seasonal waterfall, and up to the top of a mountain where you will have beautiful ocean views. Our wranglers will even stop and take your picture during your tour! We start our rides at 9:30, 11:30, 2:00 & 3:30.   ($85.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
  Email a Friend
 

Heaven on Earth Kayak/Horseback Ride Tour-- Kim Kardashian rode this ride!  
  Captain Jack's Tours, , Santa Barbara CA

This may well be the closest to "heaven" you will ever get...in this lifetime. Captain Jack's Santa Barbara Tours is proud to offer our most breathtaking tour ever. This tour combines an ocean kayak tour at the beautiful and famous "smugglers cove" (Refugio Beach) in the morning, where chances are good that the locals will show up to greet you. Dolphins, sea lions, and the migratory Grey Whale may cruise by (in the distance) to say hello. Next, you'll be transported to a secluded resort nestled between a babbling brook and evergreen sycamore trees where you'll enjoy a delicious lunch (lunch not included in price).    ($195.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
  Email a Friend
 
   
Hidden Treasures: Museum Staff Favorites from the Collection  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

What do a lamp made out of seashells, a delicate hand-painted fan, a rifle from the 1850s, and a leather guitar case signed by Walt Disney have in common? These are just a few of the Museum's "hidden treasures" that have captivated our staff.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 966-1601
  Email a Friend
 

Project Fiesta: Building a Complete History of Old Spanish Days  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

Fall in love with the history of Old Spanish Days Fiesta as memories of the festival come to life with stories, vintage posters, costumes, historical photographs, film and artifacts that connect our community and celebrate our traditions. Special thanks to: Old Spanish Days. Eleanor Van Cott.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 966-1601
  Email a Friend
 

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

The great whales have rediscovered Santa Barbara. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year since 1990 to feed, mate and frolic... which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Our trips depart daily at 10am, returning at 2:30pm on the incredible CONDOR Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($50.00 - $99.00)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 882-0088
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California Condors  
  Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara CA

With the opening of California Trails on Earth Day 2009, the Santa Barbara Zoo became one of a handful of zoos to exhibit these highly endangered scavengers – the largest land birds in North America, with wingspans topping 9½ feet. The Santa Barbara Zoo’s condors are still part of the recovery program and wear wing tags that identify them as individuals. The lower the number, the older the bird.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 962-5339
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$70 Wine Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, , 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.   ($70
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
  Email a Friend
 

Harbor Kayak Tour  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

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

Coastal Kayak Tour  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

This 2.5 - 3 hour guided Santa Barbara kayak tour is an extension of our Harbor kayak tour. Our professionally guided tour includes a kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. The coastal tour offers breathtaking views of Santa Barbara's famous "Riviera Coast". Tour starts at the Harbor and paddles south along the coast before turning around and returning to the Harbor. Hopefully the locals, dolphin, sea lion, harbor seals and marine birds will stop by to say hello. Too much fun! We provide snacks, water, towels, and even a plastic bag to store your wet clothes will be provided.   ($75
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
  Contact
  Email a Friend
 
   
British Art from Whistler to World War II  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Curated by art historian Peyton Skipwith and drawn entirely from the permanent collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, this selection of some 50 paintings, drawings, and sculptures presents an overview of British art from around 1890 through 1945. Essentially, the exhibition presents the story of modernism unique to England: the persistence of figuration even as the lessons from continental avant-garde practice were absorbed. Cubism, Surrealism, Suprematism, Expressionism, and Vorticism signaled a definitive rupture with the tradition of representational content as commonly understood and a decided move towards abstraction. Artists represented include three of the founders of the New English Art Club: Walter Sickert, Philip Wilson Steer, and Paul Maitland, who established an alternative exhibition space to the traditional spaces of the Royal Academy in the 1890s. Richly represented are those artists who attended the Slade School in the heady years right before World War I, including James Innes, Christopher Nevinson, Adrian Allinson, and Stanley Spencer. The show takes the visitor through the World Wars and the ultimate absorption of continental modernism in England with representative works by Wyndam Lewis, Paul Nash, John Tunnard, and Eileen Agar and concludes with the biomorphic abstractions of Graham Sutherland and Henry Moore.    ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
  Email a Friend
 

Cecil Beaton’s “London’s Honourable Scars”: Photographs of the Blitz  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Adjacent to the “British Art from Whistler to World War II” exhibition, is a series of dramatic World War II photographs by Sir Cecil Beaton (1904–1980). Best known for his iconic images of royalty and movie legends and multi-award winning designs for such films as “My Fair Lady,” Beaton created extraordinary photographs of Britain during World War II’s cataclysm. Already established in the 1930s as a major fashion, society and Hollywood photographer, Beaton was hired by the UK’s Ministry of Information at the war’s outset to persuasively reflect the hardships and spirit of the British nation during this legendary time of trial.   ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
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Seven Doors: Jan Tichy and the Chiaroscuro of Art Museum Collecting  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18 – November 27, 2016 ..... In this unique presentation, artist Jan Tichy (b. 1974, Czech, resides in Chicago) has devised a special installation in direct response to the Museum’s current position in its 75-year history―on the brink of a transformative renovation, with the vibration and sound of concrete demolition palpable. The Museum is typically celebrated for the art that it displays. But in the situation of systematic overhaul for renovation in which SBMA finds itself, suddenly some doors that are habitually open, must be closed. Tichy is known for his time-based video installations, which are typically motivated by a specific social and institutional situation. In this case, the institution of the Museum is at a turning point in its evolution. Working with SBMA curators and with full access to the Museum’s rich documentation, which has recently been organized and mostly digitized in anticipation of the Museum’s 75th-anniversary year now underway, Tichy has combined his own work with seven objects that he has plucked from the Museum’s vast permanent collection. The result is a stunning, visually elegant, and meaningful exhibition in the hallowed spaces of the original 1912 post office structure, which was later designated the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in 1941.   ($6 - $10)
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Santa Barbara Beer Tasting Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, , Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara County may be known for its wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving rave reviews. The region's micro -breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. On the tour you'll enjoy 3 of the area's prime brewing locations. In Santa Barbara, The Brew House is a lively full service restaurant, and Figueroa Brewing is one of the newest hot spots in the heart of the Funk Zone. To the south, Carpinteria is home to Island Brewing Company and the brand new Rincon Brewery. The Beer Tour includes all tasting fees and transportation. At one of these stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (Not included in the price.) Tours of the beer making process are based on the availability of the brewery staff and the discretion of the guide and may not be possible on busy days.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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Segway Sight Seeing Tours (Various Times)  
  Captain Jack's Tours, , 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.    
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LIFEFORMS: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Through sketches, masks and prosthetics, LIFEFORMS: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore, explores this legendary makeup artist’s process of creating singular film and television characters and creatures. This is the first exhibition to display the designs of Westmore (BA 1961, Art History) through the development of some of science fiction’s most iconic characters, including Data, Worf and the Borg species. This Oscar and Emmy award-winner visually explodes the boundaries of the human form with designs for a diverse, multicultural, multispecies universe, providing an entertaining and meaningful exploration of the intricacies of human nature. Currently, Westmore encourages the next generation of makeup artists as a featured guest star on the popular television show, Face Off. Curated by Jessica Archer, Graduate Student and Rebecca Harlow, Curatorial Assistant.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Done. Undone. Redone. The Chair  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

The evolution of the chair has depended upon the human body and the history of previous designs. The challenge of chair design is to balance form and function; it is as important to look at a chair as it is to sit in it. This exhibition explores the morphology of chair design and the 'object-ness' of the chair as a sculptural statement. Works from the eighteenth century to present day, including modern icons by Eames, Rietveld, Schindler, and Weber, reveal both the rejection and the revisiting of earlier styles. Curated by Lilit Sadoyan, Curatorial Fellow and Doctoral Candidate, History of Art and Architecture.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Irving J. Gill: Simplicity and Reform  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Irving J. Gill (1870–1936) created a distinctive architecture in Southern California, using a refined and abstracted architectural vocabulary which he described as “the straight line, the cube, the arch, and the circle.” This exhibition examines Gill’s architectural language and his experiments with materials and construction. The roots of his idealistic achievement are traced to the social concerns of the Progressive era and the Arts and Crafts movement, and the influence of Chicago architectLouis Sullivan (1856–1924), who argued for a “new architecture in America,” unaffected by the past and based on a transcendental view of nature.   
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    Your Cosmic Quest (en espanol los domingos, 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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Journals - Your Way!  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Join us for this new class! Led by Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Education Programs Coordinator and artist Kate Davis, each class will feature a guest who will present their preferred style of keeping a nature journal. Learn about the traditional Grinnell method, literary, photographic, sketching, and creative styles for keeping records of your observations of nature. Each class begins with a 15 minute introduction, followed by 30 minutes of time to journal together in the Garden as we develop our personal style for keeping a journal. Bring your journal and join our inspiring presenters!    ($75 - $100)
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    TALK: A Screening of “Line Describing a Cone” and a Conversation with the Artist  
  SoHo Club, SoHo Club, 1221 State Street, Santa Barbara CA
Please join the History of Art and Architecture Department for a conversation with the artist, Anthony McCall, and an interactive screening of his film Line Describing a Cone.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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Audubon Society presents: "Arroyo Simi: Life on the Edge of the Urban Interface"  
  Don Klabunde  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Join Don Klabunde, retired Physicist, life-long photographer, and Chapter Photographer for Conejo Valley Audubon Society (CVAS) for a photographic journey where we discover the secret lives of birds hidden away in plain sight within our urban habitat. (Photo Credit: Don Klabunde)   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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    SB Audubon Program: Arroyo Simi: Life on the Edge (of the Urban Interface)  
  Don Klabunde, Conejo Valley Audubon Society  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History - Farrand , 2559 Puesta Del Sol, Santa Barbara CA
We are pleased to present Don Klabunde's program with the generous support of the SB Museum of Natural History. Please see the Museum's listing for details about this program.
Program is in Farrand Hall. Doors open at 7:00   ($0 - $0)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Audubon Society
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    Cyndi Lauper  
  Cyndi Lauper  
  Arlington Theatre, 1317 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Iconic performer and musical chameleon Cyndi Lauper brings her DETOUR TOUR to the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara on September 28 in support of her upcoming studio album DETOUR available May 6 on Sire Records. Cyndi Lauper’s celebrated musical journey takes an unexpected southern turn on DETOUR, her 11th studio album, which finds the Grammy®, Emmy® and Tony®-winning singer-songwriter putting her signature spin on a dozen classic country songs.   
Presented by ... Arlington Theatre
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  September 29
   
Earl Warren Showgrounds Flea Market  
  Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara CA

Hours: 8am – 3pm on Thursdays. Admission: Free. Parking: Free. Contact: Sue (818) 590-5435.   
Presented by ... Earl Warren Showgrounds
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Water Wise Home Garden  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Originally the Home Demonstration Garden designed by landscape architect Ron Lutsko, the Water Wise Home Garden features our Easy California Native Plants in a variety of landscape applications: sunny mixed borders, shady understory of a mature oak tree, ground covers, and decorative potted plants. These plans are easy to grow, readily available (at the Garden Growers Nursery and elsewhere), drought tolerant, wildlife habitats, and beautiful! Its small scale and realistic setting make this garden relevant to today's home gardener. The displays in the garden highlight ways you can be water savvy at home.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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$115 'Award Winning' Wine Country Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, , Santa Barbara CA

Voted the #1 Wine Tasting Tour in Santa Barbara by the Santa Barbara News-Press Reader's Choice Awards!! ..... 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.    ($99.00
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Horseback Riding Tours  
  Captain Jacks Tours, , Santa Barbara CA

Our $85 trail ride is Kim Kardashian's favorite ride!. This coastal ride is 1.5 hours long and is a 30 minute drive from Santa Barbara. Transportation to the ranch is not included. During this ride you will wind through a forest, past a seasonal waterfall, and up to the top of a mountain where you will have beautiful ocean views. Our wranglers will even stop and take your picture during your tour! We start our rides at 9:30, 11:30, 2:00 & 3:30.   ($85.00
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Heaven on Earth Kayak/Horseback Ride Tour-- Kim Kardashian rode this ride!  
  Captain Jack's Tours, , Santa Barbara CA

This may well be the closest to "heaven" you will ever get...in this lifetime. Captain Jack's Santa Barbara Tours is proud to offer our most breathtaking tour ever. This tour combines an ocean kayak tour at the beautiful and famous "smugglers cove" (Refugio Beach) in the morning, where chances are good that the locals will show up to greet you. Dolphins, sea lions, and the migratory Grey Whale may cruise by (in the distance) to say hello. Next, you'll be transported to a secluded resort nestled between a babbling brook and evergreen sycamore trees where you'll enjoy a delicious lunch (lunch not included in price).    ($195.00
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Tattoo & Scrimshaw: the Art of the Sailor  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

Celebrating the long history of nautical tattoos and sailor art, with a blend of historical artifacts, archival photos and contemporary photography. LIFE OF THE SAILOR – SUPERSTITION AT SEA The seaman’s life during the Age of Sail (16th to mid-19th century) was hard and often shortened by natural and man-made dangers. Tattoos identified a man as a long-term sailor who earned his living primarily at sea. A complex system of superstitions grew over time that offered comfort and protection in this dangerous environment. Tattoos became a part of these beliefs. Exhibit is so popular, it has been extended to October 31, 2016.   ($0 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
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Point Conception Lighthouse Fresnel Lens  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

The Point Conception first order Fresnel lens has stood watch for nearly 160 years, guiding ships safely around the “Cape Horn of the Pacific.” The Point Conception lens was designed and built in Paris, France in 1854, using a refracted prism system designed by French physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel. The lens was first lit on February 1, 1856. Because of persistent heavy fog at higher elevation, a second lighthouse was built on the lower bluff, and the lens was moved in June, 1882. While the lens saw many vessels meet their ultimate fate in this “graveyard” of the Central Coast, the light also saved and provided safe passage to thousands of vessels over the years.    
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Hidden Treasures: Museum Staff Favorites from the Collection  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

What do a lamp made out of seashells, a delicate hand-painted fan, a rifle from the 1850s, and a leather guitar case signed by Walt Disney have in common? These are just a few of the Museum's "hidden treasures" that have captivated our staff.    
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Project Fiesta: Building a Complete History of Old Spanish Days  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

Fall in love with the history of Old Spanish Days Fiesta as memories of the festival come to life with stories, vintage posters, costumes, historical photographs, film and artifacts that connect our community and celebrate our traditions. Special thanks to: Old Spanish Days. Eleanor Van Cott.   
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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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California Condors  
  Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara CA

With the opening of California Trails on Earth Day 2009, the Santa Barbara Zoo became one of a handful of zoos to exhibit these highly endangered scavengers – the largest land birds in North America, with wingspans topping 9½ feet. The Santa Barbara Zoo’s condors are still part of the recovery program and wear wing tags that identify them as individuals. The lower the number, the older the bird.   
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$70 Wine Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, , 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.   ($70
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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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Coastal Kayak Tour  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

This 2.5 - 3 hour guided Santa Barbara kayak tour is an extension of our Harbor kayak tour. Our professionally guided tour includes a kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. The coastal tour offers breathtaking views of Santa Barbara's famous "Riviera Coast". Tour starts at the Harbor and paddles south along the coast before turning around and returning to the Harbor. Hopefully the locals, dolphin, sea lion, harbor seals and marine birds will stop by to say hello. Too much fun! We provide snacks, water, towels, and even a plastic bag to store your wet clothes will be provided.   ($75
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British Art from Whistler to World War II  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Curated by art historian Peyton Skipwith and drawn entirely from the permanent collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, this selection of some 50 paintings, drawings, and sculptures presents an overview of British art from around 1890 through 1945. Essentially, the exhibition presents the story of modernism unique to England: the persistence of figuration even as the lessons from continental avant-garde practice were absorbed. Cubism, Surrealism, Suprematism, Expressionism, and Vorticism signaled a definitive rupture with the tradition of representational content as commonly understood and a decided move towards abstraction. Artists represented include three of the founders of the New English Art Club: Walter Sickert, Philip Wilson Steer, and Paul Maitland, who established an alternative exhibition space to the traditional spaces of the Royal Academy in the 1890s. Richly represented are those artists who attended the Slade School in the heady years right before World War I, including James Innes, Christopher Nevinson, Adrian Allinson, and Stanley Spencer. The show takes the visitor through the World Wars and the ultimate absorption of continental modernism in England with representative works by Wyndam Lewis, Paul Nash, John Tunnard, and Eileen Agar and concludes with the biomorphic abstractions of Graham Sutherland and Henry Moore.    ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Cecil Beaton’s “London’s Honourable Scars”: Photographs of the Blitz  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Adjacent to the “British Art from Whistler to World War II” exhibition, is a series of dramatic World War II photographs by Sir Cecil Beaton (1904–1980). Best known for his iconic images of royalty and movie legends and multi-award winning designs for such films as “My Fair Lady,” Beaton created extraordinary photographs of Britain during World War II’s cataclysm. Already established in the 1930s as a major fashion, society and Hollywood photographer, Beaton was hired by the UK’s Ministry of Information at the war’s outset to persuasively reflect the hardships and spirit of the British nation during this legendary time of trial.   ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Seven Doors: Jan Tichy and the Chiaroscuro of Art Museum Collecting  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18 – November 27, 2016 ..... In this unique presentation, artist Jan Tichy (b. 1974, Czech, resides in Chicago) has devised a special installation in direct response to the Museum’s current position in its 75-year history―on the brink of a transformative renovation, with the vibration and sound of concrete demolition palpable. The Museum is typically celebrated for the art that it displays. But in the situation of systematic overhaul for renovation in which SBMA finds itself, suddenly some doors that are habitually open, must be closed. Tichy is known for his time-based video installations, which are typically motivated by a specific social and institutional situation. In this case, the institution of the Museum is at a turning point in its evolution. Working with SBMA curators and with full access to the Museum’s rich documentation, which has recently been organized and mostly digitized in anticipation of the Museum’s 75th-anniversary year now underway, Tichy has combined his own work with seven objects that he has plucked from the Museum’s vast permanent collection. The result is a stunning, visually elegant, and meaningful exhibition in the hallowed spaces of the original 1912 post office structure, which was later designated the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in 1941.   ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Santa Barbara Beer Tasting Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, , Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara County may be known for its wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving rave reviews. The region's micro -breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. On the tour you'll enjoy 3 of the area's prime brewing locations. In Santa Barbara, The Brew House is a lively full service restaurant, and Figueroa Brewing is one of the newest hot spots in the heart of the Funk Zone. To the south, Carpinteria is home to Island Brewing Company and the brand new Rincon Brewery. The Beer Tour includes all tasting fees and transportation. At one of these stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (Not included in the price.) Tours of the beer making process are based on the availability of the brewery staff and the discretion of the guide and may not be possible on busy days.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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Free Nutrition & Diabetes Education Classes  
  William Sansum Diabetes Center - 2nd Floor, 2219 Bath Street, Santa Barbara CA

Free Nutrition and Diabetes education offered weekly provided by our Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. The last Thursday of every month is a special guest cooking demonstration. Every Thursday 12:00-1:00 PM.    
Presented by ... William Sansum Diabetes Center
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Segway Sight Seeing Tours (Various Times)  
  Captain Jack's Tours, , 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.    
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LIFEFORMS: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Through sketches, masks and prosthetics, LIFEFORMS: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore, explores this legendary makeup artist’s process of creating singular film and television characters and creatures. This is the first exhibition to display the designs of Westmore (BA 1961, Art History) through the development of some of science fiction’s most iconic characters, including Data, Worf and the Borg species. This Oscar and Emmy award-winner visually explodes the boundaries of the human form with designs for a diverse, multicultural, multispecies universe, providing an entertaining and meaningful exploration of the intricacies of human nature. Currently, Westmore encourages the next generation of makeup artists as a featured guest star on the popular television show, Face Off. Curated by Jessica Archer, Graduate Student and Rebecca Harlow, Curatorial Assistant.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Done. Undone. Redone. The Chair  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

The evolution of the chair has depended upon the human body and the history of previous designs. The challenge of chair design is to balance form and function; it is as important to look at a chair as it is to sit in it. This exhibition explores the morphology of chair design and the 'object-ness' of the chair as a sculptural statement. Works from the eighteenth century to present day, including modern icons by Eames, Rietveld, Schindler, and Weber, reveal both the rejection and the revisiting of earlier styles. Curated by Lilit Sadoyan, Curatorial Fellow and Doctoral Candidate, History of Art and Architecture.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Irving J. Gill: Simplicity and Reform  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Irving J. Gill (1870–1936) created a distinctive architecture in Southern California, using a refined and abstracted architectural vocabulary which he described as “the straight line, the cube, the arch, and the circle.” This exhibition examines Gill’s architectural language and his experiments with materials and construction. The roots of his idealistic achievement are traced to the social concerns of the Progressive era and the Arts and Crafts movement, and the influence of Chicago architectLouis Sullivan (1856–1924), who argued for a “new architecture in America,” unaffected by the past and based on a transcendental view of nature.   
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    On Paper  
  Marcia Burtt Gallery, 517 Laguna St,, Santa Barbara CA
Marcia Burtt Gallery presents On Paper, an exhibition of diverse responses to the landscape on paper. With guest artists: Carolyn Lord, Leonardo Nuñez, Nina Warner, Sara Woodburn, Pamela Zwehl-Burke   
Presented by ... Marcia Burtt Gallery
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Birds of Prey  
  Audubon Society's Eyes in the Sky  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Visit the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 2:00PM to 4:00PM and see live raptors up-close.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Inaugural Family Night at the Maritime Museum  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

Family Night will be an opportunity to view the Museum from an entirely different perspective. This exciting event will include a variety of maritime activities such as a pirate entertainer, face painting, USS America LEGO® build, nautical crafts, slip-knot bracelets, and a family-friendly movie in the Munger Theater. Also included are kid friendly snacks and adult friendly beverages. Guests large and small can learn acrylic painting with instruction from our resident artist Emily Falke, SBMM’s Curator and Director of Education. Our goal for the evening is to present interactive learning activities for the entire family.    ($0.00 - $5.00)
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Jelly Thursdays  
  Sea Center, 211 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara CA

Experience the beauty of jellies as they gracefully gather their microscopic meals. Bring your curiosity, questions, and cameras too. Thursdays at 4:00 PM   
Presented by ... Sea Center
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IHC Open House  
  McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB, UCSB, Santa Barbara CA
Please join us for the IHC’s annual Open House. Meet new faculty, fellows and staff. Learn about the IHC’s programming series for this academic year: Community Matters. Find out about collaborative research programs and funding opportunities. Enjoy good food, wine and conversation.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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IHC Open House  
  McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB, UCSB, Santa Barbara CA
Please join us for the IHC’s annual Open House. Meet new faculty, fellows and staff. Learn about the IHC’s programming series for this academic year: Community Matters. Find out about collaborative research programs and funding opportunities. Enjoy good food, wine and conversation.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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    Women & Leadership Certificate Info Session  
  Antioch University, 602 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara CA
We are currently accepting applications for our 2017 Women & Leadership Certificate Program – a unique, low-residency/virtual certificate program that prepares tomorrow’s leaders by empowering them with the knowledge, skills, and mentorship to achieve professional and personal success. Please RSVP today for this info session or the alternate date of Tuesday, September 27 from 5:30 to 6:30. Questions? Please contact our Office of Admissions at 805-962-8179 x5301.    
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    New Beginnings Changing Lives Gala in honor of Gary and Mary Becker  
  Belmond El Encanto, 800 Alvarado Pl, Santa Barbara CA
New Beginnings Counseling Center will honor Gary and Mary Becker with the 2016 Community Champions award at their annual Changing Lives Gala at on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at the El Encanto Hotel in Santa Barbara, California.

Tickets can be purchased for $150 by calling (805) 963-7777 x112 or by going online to www.sbnbcc.org/events/ Sponsorship opportunities are available and more information can be obtained by contacting Gabriella Forrester at (805) 963-7777 x112.    ($150
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City Girls: The Nisei Social World in Los Angeles  
  Valerie J. Matsumoto  
  Alhecama Theatre , 914 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara CA

Lecture and Book Signing by Valerie J. Matsumoto ..... Even before wartime incarceration, Japanese Americans largely lived in separate cultural communities from their West Coast neighbors. Although the Nisei children, the American-born second generation, were U.S. citizens and were integrated in public schools, they were socially isolated in many ways from their peers. These young women found rapport in ethnocultural youth organizations, a forgotten world of female friendship and camaraderie that Valerie J. Matsumoto recovers in this book. Free for SBTHP members, UCSB History Associates members, & students (with valid i.d.). Reception and book signing to follow. Free parking in lot at the corner of Santa Barbara and Canon Perdido Streets.    ($0.00 - $5.00)
Presented by ... El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park
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UNDER THE SHADOW with Nate Bolotin and Lucan Toh  
  UCSB Pollock Theater, Pollock Theater, Santa Barbara CA
Set in nineteen-eighties Tehran during the almost decade-long span of the Iran-Iraq War, horror thriller Under the Shadow follows a mother and daughter as they struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolutionary period, only to find that a mysterious evil haunts their home.    
Presented by ... Carsey-Wolf Center
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Macbeth  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

The 2016-17 Season launches with Shakespeare’s Macbeth. ETC’s first foray in decades into the works of Shakespeare arrives just in time for election season with one of literature’s great tales of blind and bloody political ambition. Fresh from victory against the invading forces of Ireland and Norway, the triumphant General Macbeth is presented with a chilling prophecy from three witches: he will ascend to the throne of Scotland despite possessing no royal blood. Uncertain of the truth behind the witches’ words, Macbeth reveals the prophecy to his wife, who immediately begins plotting her husband’s ascension to power. Spurred by his wife’s unquenchable thirst for influence and status, Macbeth murders King Duncan in his sleep, throwing the kingdom into a bloody upheaval.    ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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Vince Gill & The Time Jumpers  
  Vince Gill, Kenny Sears, Ranger Doug Green, Paul Franklin  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Country music legend Vince Gill lends his staggering guitar playing, emotional insight and soulful voice to The Time Jumpers, a group of master musicians who have each made major contributions to the richness and vigor of country music. This Grammy Award-nominated supergroup started jamming together out of pure love for playing with others at the height of their craft. Their popular weekly performances draw crowds from all over the world – not to mention impromptu drop-ins by Bonnie Raitt, Robert Plant, The White Stripes, Kings of Leon and Jimmy Buffet – as music lovers flock to partake in the joy of the experience.    ($16 - $69)
Presented by ... UCSB Arts & Lectures
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Pepe Aguilar  
  Pepe Aguilar  
  Arlington Theatre, 1317 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Pepe Aguilar is the son of Mexican icons Antonio Aguilar and Flor Silvestre. “Being born during a tour, and having studied my craft on the road has given a particular philosophy to my career" says Pepe with the same feeling of elegance and honesty that characterize his songs. Pepe Aguilar’s career has progressed in parallel with the absolute transformation of the music industry over the past 25 years. Considered by critics as "A real star of Latin music," Pepe has garnered an impressive nine GRAMMY Awards, and to paraphrase the legendary Rubén Fuentes: "Pepe Aguilar is a before and after in Mexican music."   
Presented by ... Arlington Theatre
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  September 30
   
Water Wise Home Garden  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Originally the Home Demonstration Garden designed by landscape architect Ron Lutsko, the Water Wise Home Garden features our Easy California Native Plants in a variety of landscape applications: sunny mixed borders, shady understory of a mature oak tree, ground covers, and decorative potted plants. These plans are easy to grow, readily available (at the Garden Growers Nursery and elsewhere), drought tolerant, wildlife habitats, and beautiful! Its small scale and realistic setting make this garden relevant to today's home gardener. The displays in the garden highlight ways you can be water savvy at home.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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$115 'Award Winning' Wine Country Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, , Santa Barbara CA

Voted the #1 Wine Tasting Tour in Santa Barbara by the Santa Barbara News-Press Reader's Choice Awards!! ..... 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.    ($99.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours  
  Captain Jacks Tours, , Santa Barbara CA

Our $85 trail ride is Kim Kardashian's favorite ride!. This coastal ride is 1.5 hours long and is a 30 minute drive from Santa Barbara. Transportation to the ranch is not included. During this ride you will wind through a forest, past a seasonal waterfall, and up to the top of a mountain where you will have beautiful ocean views. Our wranglers will even stop and take your picture during your tour! We start our rides at 9:30, 11:30, 2:00 & 3:30.   ($85.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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Heaven on Earth Kayak/Horseback Ride Tour-- Kim Kardashian rode this ride!  
  Captain Jack's Tours, , Santa Barbara CA

This may well be the closest to "heaven" you will ever get...in this lifetime. Captain Jack's Santa Barbara Tours is proud to offer our most breathtaking tour ever. This tour combines an ocean kayak tour at the beautiful and famous "smugglers cove" (Refugio Beach) in the morning, where chances are good that the locals will show up to greet you. Dolphins, sea lions, and the migratory Grey Whale may cruise by (in the distance) to say hello. Next, you'll be transported to a secluded resort nestled between a babbling brook and evergreen sycamore trees where you'll enjoy a delicious lunch (lunch not included in price).    ($195.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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Tattoo & Scrimshaw: the Art of the Sailor  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

Celebrating the long history of nautical tattoos and sailor art, with a blend of historical artifacts, archival photos and contemporary photography. LIFE OF THE SAILOR – SUPERSTITION AT SEA The seaman’s life during the Age of Sail (16th to mid-19th century) was hard and often shortened by natural and man-made dangers. Tattoos identified a man as a long-term sailor who earned his living primarily at sea. A complex system of superstitions grew over time that offered comfort and protection in this dangerous environment. Tattoos became a part of these beliefs. Exhibit is so popular, it has been extended to October 31, 2016.   ($0 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
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Point Conception Lighthouse Fresnel Lens  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

The Point Conception first order Fresnel lens has stood watch for nearly 160 years, guiding ships safely around the “Cape Horn of the Pacific.” The Point Conception lens was designed and built in Paris, France in 1854, using a refracted prism system designed by French physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel. The lens was first lit on February 1, 1856. Because of persistent heavy fog at higher elevation, a second lighthouse was built on the lower bluff, and the lens was moved in June, 1882. While the lens saw many vessels meet their ultimate fate in this “graveyard” of the Central Coast, the light also saved and provided safe passage to thousands of vessels over the years.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
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Project Fiesta: Building a Complete History of Old Spanish Days  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

Fall in love with the history of Old Spanish Days Fiesta as memories of the festival come to life with stories, vintage posters, costumes, historical photographs, film and artifacts that connect our community and celebrate our traditions. Special thanks to: Old Spanish Days. Eleanor Van Cott.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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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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California Condors  
  Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara CA

With the opening of California Trails on Earth Day 2009, the Santa Barbara Zoo became one of a handful of zoos to exhibit these highly endangered scavengers – the largest land birds in North America, with wingspans topping 9½ feet. The Santa Barbara Zoo’s condors are still part of the recovery program and wear wing tags that identify them as individuals. The lower the number, the older the bird.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
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$70 Wine Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, , 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.   ($70
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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Coastal Kayak Tour  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

This 2.5 - 3 hour guided Santa Barbara kayak tour is an extension of our Harbor kayak tour. Our professionally guided tour includes a kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. The coastal tour offers breathtaking views of Santa Barbara's famous "Riviera Coast". Tour starts at the Harbor and paddles south along the coast before turning around and returning to the Harbor. Hopefully the locals, dolphin, sea lion, harbor seals and marine birds will stop by to say hello. Too much fun! We provide snacks, water, towels, and even a plastic bag to store your wet clothes will be provided.   ($75
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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British Art from Whistler to World War II  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Curated by art historian Peyton Skipwith and drawn entirely from the permanent collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, this selection of some 50 paintings, drawings, and sculptures presents an overview of British art from around 1890 through 1945. Essentially, the exhibition presents the story of modernism unique to England: the persistence of figuration even as the lessons from continental avant-garde practice were absorbed. Cubism, Surrealism, Suprematism, Expressionism, and Vorticism signaled a definitive rupture with the tradition of representational content as commonly understood and a decided move towards abstraction. Artists represented include three of the founders of the New English Art Club: Walter Sickert, Philip Wilson Steer, and Paul Maitland, who established an alternative exhibition space to the traditional spaces of the Royal Academy in the 1890s. Richly represented are those artists who attended the Slade School in the heady years right before World War I, including James Innes, Christopher Nevinson, Adrian Allinson, and Stanley Spencer. The show takes the visitor through the World Wars and the ultimate absorption of continental modernism in England with representative works by Wyndam Lewis, Paul Nash, John Tunnard, and Eileen Agar and concludes with the biomorphic abstractions of Graham Sutherland and Henry Moore.    ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Cecil Beaton’s “London’s Honourable Scars”: Photographs of the Blitz  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Adjacent to the “British Art from Whistler to World War II” exhibition, is a series of dramatic World War II photographs by Sir Cecil Beaton (1904–1980). Best known for his iconic images of royalty and movie legends and multi-award winning designs for such films as “My Fair Lady,” Beaton created extraordinary photographs of Britain during World War II’s cataclysm. Already established in the 1930s as a major fashion, society and Hollywood photographer, Beaton was hired by the UK’s Ministry of Information at the war’s outset to persuasively reflect the hardships and spirit of the British nation during this legendary time of trial.   ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Seven Doors: Jan Tichy and the Chiaroscuro of Art Museum Collecting  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18 – November 27, 2016 ..... In this unique presentation, artist Jan Tichy (b. 1974, Czech, resides in Chicago) has devised a special installation in direct response to the Museum’s current position in its 75-year history―on the brink of a transformative renovation, with the vibration and sound of concrete demolition palpable. The Museum is typically celebrated for the art that it displays. But in the situation of systematic overhaul for renovation in which SBMA finds itself, suddenly some doors that are habitually open, must be closed. Tichy is known for his time-based video installations, which are typically motivated by a specific social and institutional situation. In this case, the institution of the Museum is at a turning point in its evolution. Working with SBMA curators and with full access to the Museum’s rich documentation, which has recently been organized and mostly digitized in anticipation of the Museum’s 75th-anniversary year now underway, Tichy has combined his own work with seven objects that he has plucked from the Museum’s vast permanent collection. The result is a stunning, visually elegant, and meaningful exhibition in the hallowed spaces of the original 1912 post office structure, which was later designated the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in 1941.   ($6 - $10)
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Santa Barbara Beer Tasting Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, , Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara County may be known for its wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving rave reviews. The region's micro -breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. On the tour you'll enjoy 3 of the area's prime brewing locations. In Santa Barbara, The Brew House is a lively full service restaurant, and Figueroa Brewing is one of the newest hot spots in the heart of the Funk Zone. To the south, Carpinteria is home to Island Brewing Company and the brand new Rincon Brewery. The Beer Tour includes all tasting fees and transportation. At one of these stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (Not included in the price.) Tours of the beer making process are based on the availability of the brewery staff and the discretion of the guide and may not be possible on busy days.   
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Segway Sight Seeing Tours (Various Times)  
  Captain Jack's Tours, , 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.    
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Done. Undone. Redone. The Chair  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

The evolution of the chair has depended upon the human body and the history of previous designs. The challenge of chair design is to balance form and function; it is as important to look at a chair as it is to sit in it. This exhibition explores the morphology of chair design and the 'object-ness' of the chair as a sculptural statement. Works from the eighteenth century to present day, including modern icons by Eames, Rietveld, Schindler, and Weber, reveal both the rejection and the revisiting of earlier styles. Curated by Lilit Sadoyan, Curatorial Fellow and Doctoral Candidate, History of Art and Architecture.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Irving J. Gill: Simplicity and Reform  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Irving J. Gill (1870–1936) created a distinctive architecture in Southern California, using a refined and abstracted architectural vocabulary which he described as “the straight line, the cube, the arch, and the circle.” This exhibition examines Gill’s architectural language and his experiments with materials and construction. The roots of his idealistic achievement are traced to the social concerns of the Progressive era and the Arts and Crafts movement, and the influence of Chicago architectLouis Sullivan (1856–1924), who argued for a “new architecture in America,” unaffected by the past and based on a transcendental view of nature.   
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    TALK: The Heart of the Declaration: The Founders’ Case for an Activist Government  
  4041 HSSB, 4041 HSSB, UCSB, Santa Barbara CA
Historian Steven Pincus speaks on his recently published book, The Heart of the Declaration, which revises our understanding of the Declaration of Independence. He is also the author of 1688: The First Modern Revolution (2011) and is completing a study of the origins of the British Empire, offering a new interpretation of the American Revolution and the origins of British India.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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On Paper  
  Marcia Burtt Gallery, 517 Laguna St,, Santa Barbara CA
Marcia Burtt Gallery presents On Paper, an exhibition of diverse responses to the landscape on paper. With guest artists: Carolyn Lord, Leonardo Nuñez, Nina Warner, Sara Woodburn, Pamela Zwehl-Burke   
Presented by ... Marcia Burtt Gallery
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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 ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Fall Native Plant Sale Preview Party  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Celebrate the launch of our Fall Native Plant Sale by joining us in the Botanic Garden Courtyard as we toast the beginning of Santa Barbara’s planting season. The evening will feature delicious drinks, a champagne toast, and light appetizers to enjoy while you shop the exclusive first look at all the best plants we have available for the Fall Plant Sale. In addition to beautiful blooms and evergreens, we will also have live music, a silent auction, and more.    ($40 - $75)
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    Gary Clark Jr.  
  Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas Street, Santa Barbara CA
Gary Clark Jr. with special guest: Shakey Graves. Ever since 2010, when Gary Clark Jr. wowed audiences with electrifying live sets everywhere from the Crossroads Festival to Hollywood’s historic Hotel Café, his modus operandi has remained crystal clear: “ I listen to everything...so I want to play everything.” The revelation that is the Austin-born virtuoso guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter finds him just as much an amalgamation of his myriad influences and inspirations. Anyone who gravitated towards Clark’s, 2011’s Bright Lights EP heard both the evolution of rock and roll and a savior of blues. The following year’s full-length debut, Blak And Blu, illuminated Clark’s vast spectrum.“Please Come Home” is reminiscent of Smokey Robinson, while “Ain’t Messin’ Around” recalls Sly and the Family Stone. 2014’s double disc Gary Clark Jr–Live projected Clark into 3D by adding palpable dimension and transcendent power –– songs soared and drifted from the epic, psychedelic-blues of “When My Train Comes In” to his anthemic, hip-hop, rock-crunch calling card “Bright Lights,” all the way down to the deep, dark, muddy water of “When The Sun Goes Down.”   
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Macbeth  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

The 2016-17 Season launches with Shakespeare’s Macbeth. ETC’s first foray in decades into the works of Shakespeare arrives just in time for election season with one of literature’s great tales of blind and bloody political ambition. Fresh from victory against the invading forces of Ireland and Norway, the triumphant General Macbeth is presented with a chilling prophecy from three witches: he will ascend to the throne of Scotland despite possessing no royal blood. Uncertain of the truth behind the witches’ words, Macbeth reveals the prophecy to his wife, who immediately begins plotting her husband’s ascension to power. Spurred by his wife’s unquenchable thirst for influence and status, Macbeth murders King Duncan in his sleep, throwing the kingdom into a bloody upheaval.    ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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A Classical Guitar Celebration  
  Fiore and Chapdelaine  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

Giacomo Fiore teaches a diverse set of courses (including 20th/21st Century Classical Music Surveys, Improvisation, Music Appreciation, the Hollywood Musical, and the Music of the Beatles) at the San Francisco Conservatory, UCSC, USF, and Cal State Monterey Bay and serves as the Artistic Director of Tangents Guitar Series. Giacomo will present a contemporary classical repertoire of original pieces including music by California and Santa Barbara-based composers Lou Harrison, Larry Polansky, Garry Eister, and Nick Norton.    ($12 - $20)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
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  October 1
    Learn to Fly Fish in the Surf  
  Santa Barbara FlyFishers, P.O. Box 24012, Santa Barbara CA

A FREE 3 hour seminar. You will learn about the equipment, basic casting techniques, and how to catch fish in the surf. Children over 10 years old are welcome when accompanied by their parents / parent. To get into the water and catch fish you need a California Fishing License. They can be purchased online. You do NOT need a license for the, "casting on the beach", part of the seminar.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara FlyFishers
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Water Wise Home Garden  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Originally the Home Demonstration Garden designed by landscape architect Ron Lutsko, the Water Wise Home Garden features our Easy California Native Plants in a variety of landscape applications: sunny mixed borders, shady understory of a mature oak tree, ground covers, and decorative potted plants. These plans are easy to grow, readily available (at the Garden Growers Nursery and elsewhere), drought tolerant, wildlife habitats, and beautiful! Its small scale and realistic setting make this garden relevant to today's home gardener. The displays in the garden highlight ways you can be water savvy at home.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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It's About Connecting - Level 1  
  Family Therapy Institute, 111 E. Arrellaga St., Santa Barbara CA
Do your relationships work? Do you feel loved and appreciated? Do you want to be more connected to yourself and others? In "It's About Connecting" Workshop we will explore what our needs are and how we can fulfill them. With skillful help from Roberto and Ronit, our workshop leaders, we will explore, release and overcome unconscious beliefs and patterns that may no longer serve us and may be in the way of fully connecting with others.    ($398 - $598)
Presented by ... Connection Workshops
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Beauty after the Debacle  
  Susie Bartz  
  Rocky Nook Park, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Join us for a delightful walk in this beautiful riparian woodland right across the creek from the Santa Barbara Mission. Why is this popular urban park so rocky? And where's the nook? Learn about the geological catastrophe that produced the boulders, and the dynamic tectonic setting for the creek, the nearby Riviera, and the Rose Garden. To round out the morning we'll consider the park's early history, its increasing urbanization, and the recent and ongoing restoration of Mission Creek. An easy walkabout on 1 to 2 miles of flat terrain. ..... Bring a hat, sun protection, water, and a snack or bag lunch if desired.   ($25 - $40)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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Tattoo & Scrimshaw: the Art of the Sailor  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

Celebrating the long history of nautical tattoos and sailor art, with a blend of historical artifacts, archival photos and contemporary photography. LIFE OF THE SAILOR – SUPERSTITION AT SEA The seaman’s life during the Age of Sail (16th to mid-19th century) was hard and often shortened by natural and man-made dangers. Tattoos identified a man as a long-term sailor who earned his living primarily at sea. A complex system of superstitions grew over time that offered comfort and protection in this dangerous environment. Tattoos became a part of these beliefs. Exhibit is so popular, it has been extended to October 31, 2016.   ($0 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
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Point Conception Lighthouse Fresnel Lens  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

The Point Conception first order Fresnel lens has stood watch for nearly 160 years, guiding ships safely around the “Cape Horn of the Pacific.” The Point Conception lens was designed and built in Paris, France in 1854, using a refracted prism system designed by French physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel. The lens was first lit on February 1, 1856. Because of persistent heavy fog at higher elevation, a second lighthouse was built on the lower bluff, and the lens was moved in June, 1882. While the lens saw many vessels meet their ultimate fate in this “graveyard” of the Central Coast, the light also saved and provided safe passage to thousands of vessels over the years.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
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Hidden Treasures: Museum Staff Favorites from the Collection  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

What do a lamp made out of seashells, a delicate hand-painted fan, a rifle from the 1850s, and a leather guitar case signed by Walt Disney have in common? These are just a few of the Museum's "hidden treasures" that have captivated our staff.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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Project Fiesta: Building a Complete History of Old Spanish Days  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

Fall in love with the history of Old Spanish Days Fiesta as memories of the festival come to life with stories, vintage posters, costumes, historical photographs, film and artifacts that connect our community and celebrate our traditions. Special thanks to: Old Spanish Days. Eleanor Van Cott.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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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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Leaf Marbling Art From Scrap Workshop  
  Sharon Nigh  
  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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California Condors  
  Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara CA

With the opening of California Trails on Earth Day 2009, the Santa Barbara Zoo became one of a handful of zoos to exhibit these highly endangered scavengers – the largest land birds in North America, with wingspans topping 9½ feet. The Santa Barbara Zoo’s condors are still part of the recovery program and wear wing tags that identify them as individuals. The lower the number, the older the bird.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
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Fall Native Plant Sale  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Just in time for the fall planting season, The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden will hold the largest sale of native plants between Los Angeles and San Francisco ... featuring more than 5,000 California native plants, and over 450 varieties. Now is the time to plant so that your Garden will be blooming next spring! Come and enjoy shopping throughout the month of October as the Garden’s courtyard is transformed into a botanical wonderland stocked with fascinating plants from growers across the state, with many grown right here at the Botanic Garden. As always, Garden staff and volunteers are available to provide expert planting advice ~ free of charge. Runs through Sunday November 1.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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British Art from Whistler to World War II  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Curated by art historian Peyton Skipwith and drawn entirely from the permanent collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, this selection of some 50 paintings, drawings, and sculptures presents an overview of British art from around 1890 through 1945. Essentially, the exhibition presents the story of modernism unique to England: the persistence of figuration even as the lessons from continental avant-garde practice were absorbed. Cubism, Surrealism, Suprematism, Expressionism, and Vorticism signaled a definitive rupture with the tradition of representational content as commonly understood and a decided move towards abstraction. Artists represented include three of the founders of the New English Art Club: Walter Sickert, Philip Wilson Steer, and Paul Maitland, who established an alternative exhibition space to the traditional spaces of the Royal Academy in the 1890s. Richly represented are those artists who attended the Slade School in the heady years right before World War I, including James Innes, Christopher Nevinson, Adrian Allinson, and Stanley Spencer. The show takes the visitor through the World Wars and the ultimate absorption of continental modernism in England with representative works by Wyndam Lewis, Paul Nash, John Tunnard, and Eileen Agar and concludes with the biomorphic abstractions of Graham Sutherland and Henry Moore.    ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Cecil Beaton’s “London’s Honourable Scars”: Photographs of the Blitz  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Adjacent to the “British Art from Whistler to World War II” exhibition, is a series of dramatic World War II photographs by Sir Cecil Beaton (1904–1980). Best known for his iconic images of royalty and movie legends and multi-award winning designs for such films as “My Fair Lady,” Beaton created extraordinary photographs of Britain during World War II’s cataclysm. Already established in the 1930s as a major fashion, society and Hollywood photographer, Beaton was hired by the UK’s Ministry of Information at the war’s outset to persuasively reflect the hardships and spirit of the British nation during this legendary time of trial.   ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Seven Doors: Jan Tichy and the Chiaroscuro of Art Museum Collecting  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18 – November 27, 2016 ..... In this unique presentation, artist Jan Tichy (b. 1974, Czech, resides in Chicago) has devised a special installation in direct response to the Museum’s current position in its 75-year history―on the brink of a transformative renovation, with the vibration and sound of concrete demolition palpable. The Museum is typically celebrated for the art that it displays. But in the situation of systematic overhaul for renovation in which SBMA finds itself, suddenly some doors that are habitually open, must be closed. Tichy is known for his time-based video installations, which are typically motivated by a specific social and institutional situation. In this case, the institution of the Museum is at a turning point in its evolution. Working with SBMA curators and with full access to the Museum’s rich documentation, which has recently been organized and mostly digitized in anticipation of the Museum’s 75th-anniversary year now underway, Tichy has combined his own work with seven objects that he has plucked from the Museum’s vast permanent collection. The result is a stunning, visually elegant, and meaningful exhibition in the hallowed spaces of the original 1912 post office structure, which was later designated the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in 1941.   ($6 - $10)
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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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 ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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    Cosmic Safari  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Travel to yet undiscovered planets in the far reaches of space to search for life in the universe. In differing environmental conditions, you'll discover what living creatures might look like on worlds very different from our own. From the giant insect-like life forms on low-gravity planets to the highly muscular star-shaped creatures on high-gravity worlds, Cosmic Safari transforms scientific theory into exotic worlds filled with fantastic creatures never before imagined.    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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LIFEFORMS: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Through sketches, masks and prosthetics, LIFEFORMS: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore, explores this legendary makeup artist’s process of creating singular film and television characters and creatures. This is the first exhibition to display the designs of Westmore (BA 1961, Art History) through the development of some of science fiction’s most iconic characters, including Data, Worf and the Borg species. This Oscar and Emmy award-winner visually explodes the boundaries of the human form with designs for a diverse, multicultural, multispecies universe, providing an entertaining and meaningful exploration of the intricacies of human nature. Currently, Westmore encourages the next generation of makeup artists as a featured guest star on the popular television show, Face Off. Curated by Jessica Archer, Graduate Student and Rebecca Harlow, Curatorial Assistant.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Done. Undone. Redone. The Chair  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

The evolution of the chair has depended upon the human body and the history of previous designs. The challenge of chair design is to balance form and function; it is as important to look at a chair as it is to sit in it. This exhibition explores the morphology of chair design and the 'object-ness' of the chair as a sculptural statement. Works from the eighteenth century to present day, including modern icons by Eames, Rietveld, Schindler, and Weber, reveal both the rejection and the revisiting of earlier styles. Curated by Lilit Sadoyan, Curatorial Fellow and Doctoral Candidate, History of Art and Architecture.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Irving J. Gill: Simplicity and Reform  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Irving J. Gill (1870–1936) created a distinctive architecture in Southern California, using a refined and abstracted architectural vocabulary which he described as “the straight line, the cube, the arch, and the circle.” This exhibition examines Gill’s architectural language and his experiments with materials and construction. The roots of his idealistic achievement are traced to the social concerns of the Progressive era and the Arts and Crafts movement, and the influence of Chicago architectLouis Sullivan (1856–1924), who argued for a “new architecture in America,” unaffected by the past and based on a transcendental view of nature.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Open House At the Sahyun Genealogical Library.  
  Sahyun Genealogical Library, 316 Castillo Street, Santa Barbara CA

October is Family History Month and the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society is celebrates once again with its Annual Open House to be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 12 noon to 4pm at the Sahyun Genealogical Library, 316 Castillo Street, Santa Barbara.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Genealogical Society
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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 ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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On Paper  
  Marcia Burtt Gallery, 517 Laguna St,, Santa Barbara CA
Marcia Burtt Gallery presents On Paper, an exhibition of diverse responses to the landscape on paper. With guest artists: Carolyn Lord, Leonardo Nuñez, Nina Warner, Sara Woodburn, Pamela Zwehl-Burke   
Presented by ... Marcia Burtt Gallery
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    What's Up  
  Gladwin Planetarium, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

A truly interactive planetarium show where we discuss constellations, planets and deep sky objects that may be visible in tonight’s sky as well as recent astronomical events.   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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Birds of Prey  
  Audubon Society's Eyes in the Sky  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Visit the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 2:00PM to 4:00PM and see live raptors up-close.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Carnival & Music Festival  
  Garden Street Academy, 2300 Garden Street, Santa Barbara CA
It is with pride and excitement that Garden Street Academy will host its 9th annual Fall Carnival: On the Boardwalk on Saturday, October 1st from 2:00 – 5:00pm at 2300 Garden Street. The event will feature a variety of food including BBQ provide by Kiwanis and other carnival favorites such as cotton candy, popcorn, pizza, slushies and more; an array of vintage-inspired carnival games; bounce houses; a Home Depot Kids’ Workshop; a Climbing Wall by UCSB Adventure Program; a salon offering henna tattoos, face-painting, and more; and stage entertainment by local talents. Raffles will be offered for goods valued at over $1000, including four Disneyland 1-day Park Hopper tickets. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to support Garden Street Academy’s generous scholarship fund!   ($5 - $10)
Presented by ... Garden Street Academy
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    Your Cosmic Quest (en espanol los domingos, 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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THE CELINE COSTEAU FELLOWSHIP PRESENTS "POVERTY OF PERCEPTION"  
  Costeau Family  
  UCSB Pollock Theater, Pollock Theater, Santa Barbara CA
Join guest speakers Céline & Jean-Michel Cousteau for an afternoon event consisting of a private screening of the inaugural The Céline Cousteau Film Fellowship short film, Poverty of Perception (2016). This will be followed by a Q&A with Céline & Jean-Michel Cousteau.   ($11 - $11)
Presented by ... Carsey-Wolf Center
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Mission City Brawlin' Betties vs. TBD  
  Page Youth Center, 4540 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara CA

MCRD and their opponents will be at it again! Don't miss this fast paced, action packed roller derby! Pre-sale tickets are available from your favorite MCRD league member or online. Grab a ticket for you and your friends to beat the crowd and the line at the door. Bring the kids, 10 and under are FREE! Bout info: Presale ticket holders admission: 4:00 General admission: 4:30 First whistle blows at 5:00 We will have food and drinks from our sponsors Georgia Smokehouse and Ninkasi brewing for purchase. After party info: Join MCRD at the Creekside Inn for post bout grub and drinks. We will receive a portion of the bar proceeds.   ($5
Presented by ... Mission City Brawlin' Betties
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    White Knights at the Museum  
  MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, 125 State Street, Santa Barbara CA
Support Domestic Violence Solutions lead the charge to end the cycle. White Knights at the Museum will be a remarkable opportunity to join our community heroes for an exciting evening of entertainment and interactive exhibits showcasing our services and programs. The evening will include delectable fare from local eateries and refreshing libations from some of Santa Barbara's favorite tasting rooms and distilleries. End the evening with delicious desserts and dance the night away to your favorite tunes. Be prepared for a surprise guest appearance and opportunities to win some spectacular prizes, all to benefit DVS. This amazing evening is being held in the space that will soon house MOXI, Santa Barbara’s new interactive science museum.   ($50 - $75)
Presented by ... Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara Coun
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    Thievery Corporation and Café Tacvba  
  Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas Street, Santa Barbara CA
Thievery Corporation’s 7th studio album, Saudade is filled with the essence of true bossa nova and the Brazilian-Born genre that first connected them as a band. The album draws influence from classic Brazilian performers like Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gal Costa, and Luis Bonfá—along with Serge Gainsbourg, Ennio Morricone, and more modern artists like electro-samba pioneer Isabelle Antena—Saudade to achieve its delicate yet deeply sensuous sound with the help of more than a dozen guest musicians. Over the years, Thievery Corporation have given nods to their bossa-nova influence on individual album tracks, slipping those quietly enchanting songs into recordings that reveal the duo’s careful studying of everything from Jamaican dub reggae to punk to vintage film soundtracks to psychedelic space rock. Thievery Corporation has become known for the carnival-esque atmosphere of their live shows, during which they bring out a 15-member live band of musicians and vocalists. The group has sold out shows internationally and sold over 1.2 million records worldwide.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Bowl
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The Hot Club of Nashville  
  Richard Smith opening with Muriel Anderson  
  Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara CA

Inspired by the Hot Club genre of Django Reinhardt gypsy-swing, The Hot Club of Nashville bring fiery guitar and violin soloing on a repertoire from the 1930s and 40s. Led by Brittan-born virtuoso Richard Smith, he is joined by guitar/harp player Pat Bergeson, who moved to Nashville at the request of Chet Atkins to record and join his band, where he remained several years. Fiddle player Aaron Till has performed with Jerry Reed, Tanya Tucker, Pam Tillis and Tommy Emmanuel, among other musical royalty. Bassist Charlie Chadwick joins the group with Tom Giampietro on drums…and to top it off, the perky storyteller and hard-swinging singer Annie Sellick, who was voted Best Jazz Artist by readers of the Nashville Scene five years in a row, and has toured all over the world and performed and/or recorded with many of her musical heroes including Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing, Tommy Emmanuel and jazz organ royalty Joey DeFrancesco.    
Presented by ... Lobero Theatre
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  (805) 963-0761
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Macbeth  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

The 2016-17 Season launches with Shakespeare’s Macbeth. ETC’s first foray in decades into the works of Shakespeare arrives just in time for election season with one of literature’s great tales of blind and bloody political ambition. Fresh from victory against the invading forces of Ireland and Norway, the triumphant General Macbeth is presented with a chilling prophecy from three witches: he will ascend to the throne of Scotland despite possessing no royal blood. Uncertain of the truth behind the witches’ words, Macbeth reveals the prophecy to his wife, who immediately begins plotting her husband’s ascension to power. Spurred by his wife’s unquenchable thirst for influence and status, Macbeth murders King Duncan in his sleep, throwing the kingdom into a bloody upheaval.    ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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Semiosis  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

Weslie Ching, a recent recipient of the first Santa Barbara Independent award for emerging choreographer, is staging a full-length evening of her work at Center Stage Theater in Santa Barbara. She has invited Jessica Kondrath, a Los Angeles-based choreographer and artistic director of Jessica Kondrath | The Movement, and Robin Bisio, a local dance filmmaker, to share the program. Entitled Semiosis, the concert will explore the use of signs and portents as portals to meaning in multimedia contemporary dance.   ($15 - $20)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
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  October 2
   
Water Wise Home Garden  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Originally the Home Demonstration Garden designed by landscape architect Ron Lutsko, the Water Wise Home Garden features our Easy California Native Plants in a variety of landscape applications: sunny mixed borders, shady understory of a mature oak tree, ground covers, and decorative potted plants. These plans are easy to grow, readily available (at the Garden Growers Nursery and elsewhere), drought tolerant, wildlife habitats, and beautiful! Its small scale and realistic setting make this garden relevant to today's home gardener. The displays in the garden highlight ways you can be water savvy at home.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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It's About Connecting - Level 1  
  Family Therapy Institute, 111 E. Arrellaga St., Santa Barbara CA
Do your relationships work? Do you feel loved and appreciated? Do you want to be more connected to yourself and others? In "It's About Connecting" Workshop we will explore what our needs are and how we can fulfill them. With skillful help from Roberto and Ronit, our workshop leaders, we will explore, release and overcome unconscious beliefs and patterns that may no longer serve us and may be in the way of fully connecting with others.    ($398 - $598)
Presented by ... Connection Workshops
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Tattoo & Scrimshaw: the Art of the Sailor  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

Celebrating the long history of nautical tattoos and sailor art, with a blend of historical artifacts, archival photos and contemporary photography. LIFE OF THE SAILOR – SUPERSTITION AT SEA The seaman’s life during the Age of Sail (16th to mid-19th century) was hard and often shortened by natural and man-made dangers. Tattoos identified a man as a long-term sailor who earned his living primarily at sea. A complex system of superstitions grew over time that offered comfort and protection in this dangerous environment. Tattoos became a part of these beliefs. Exhibit is so popular, it has been extended to October 31, 2016.   ($0 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
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Point Conception Lighthouse Fresnel Lens  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

The Point Conception first order Fresnel lens has stood watch for nearly 160 years, guiding ships safely around the “Cape Horn of the Pacific.” The Point Conception lens was designed and built in Paris, France in 1854, using a refracted prism system designed by French physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel. The lens was first lit on February 1, 1856. Because of persistent heavy fog at higher elevation, a second lighthouse was built on the lower bluff, and the lens was moved in June, 1882. While the lens saw many vessels meet their ultimate fate in this “graveyard” of the Central Coast, the light also saved and provided safe passage to thousands of vessels over the years.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
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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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California Condors  
  Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara CA

With the opening of California Trails on Earth Day 2009, the Santa Barbara Zoo became one of a handful of zoos to exhibit these highly endangered scavengers – the largest land birds in North America, with wingspans topping 9½ feet. The Santa Barbara Zoo’s condors are still part of the recovery program and wear wing tags that identify them as individuals. The lower the number, the older the bird.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
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Fall Native Plant Sale  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Just in time for the fall planting season, The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden will hold the largest sale of native plants between Los Angeles and San Francisco ... featuring more than 5,000 California native plants, and over 450 varieties. Now is the time to plant so that your Garden will be blooming next spring! Come and enjoy shopping throughout the month of October as the Garden’s courtyard is transformed into a botanical wonderland stocked with fascinating plants from growers across the state, with many grown right here at the Botanic Garden. As always, Garden staff and volunteers are available to provide expert planting advice ~ free of charge. Runs through Sunday November 1.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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British Art from Whistler to World War II  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Curated by art historian Peyton Skipwith and drawn entirely from the permanent collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, this selection of some 50 paintings, drawings, and sculptures presents an overview of British art from around 1890 through 1945. Essentially, the exhibition presents the story of modernism unique to England: the persistence of figuration even as the lessons from continental avant-garde practice were absorbed. Cubism, Surrealism, Suprematism, Expressionism, and Vorticism signaled a definitive rupture with the tradition of representational content as commonly understood and a decided move towards abstraction. Artists represented include three of the founders of the New English Art Club: Walter Sickert, Philip Wilson Steer, and Paul Maitland, who established an alternative exhibition space to the traditional spaces of the Royal Academy in the 1890s. Richly represented are those artists who attended the Slade School in the heady years right before World War I, including James Innes, Christopher Nevinson, Adrian Allinson, and Stanley Spencer. The show takes the visitor through the World Wars and the ultimate absorption of continental modernism in England with representative works by Wyndam Lewis, Paul Nash, John Tunnard, and Eileen Agar and concludes with the biomorphic abstractions of Graham Sutherland and Henry Moore.    ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Cecil Beaton’s “London’s Honourable Scars”: Photographs of the Blitz  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Adjacent to the “British Art from Whistler to World War II” exhibition, is a series of dramatic World War II photographs by Sir Cecil Beaton (1904–1980). Best known for his iconic images of royalty and movie legends and multi-award winning designs for such films as “My Fair Lady,” Beaton created extraordinary photographs of Britain during World War II’s cataclysm. Already established in the 1930s as a major fashion, society and Hollywood photographer, Beaton was hired by the UK’s Ministry of Information at the war’s outset to persuasively reflect the hardships and spirit of the British nation during this legendary time of trial.   ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Seven Doors: Jan Tichy and the Chiaroscuro of Art Museum Collecting  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18 – November 27, 2016 ..... In this unique presentation, artist Jan Tichy (b. 1974, Czech, resides in Chicago) has devised a special installation in direct response to the Museum’s current position in its 75-year history―on the brink of a transformative renovation, with the vibration and sound of concrete demolition palpable. The Museum is typically celebrated for the art that it displays. But in the situation of systematic overhaul for renovation in which SBMA finds itself, suddenly some doors that are habitually open, must be closed. Tichy is known for his time-based video installations, which are typically motivated by a specific social and institutional situation. In this case, the institution of the Museum is at a turning point in its evolution. Working with SBMA curators and with full access to the Museum’s rich documentation, which has recently been organized and mostly digitized in anticipation of the Museum’s 75th-anniversary year now underway, Tichy has combined his own work with seven objects that he has plucked from the Museum’s vast permanent collection. The result is a stunning, visually elegant, and meaningful exhibition in the hallowed spaces of the original 1912 post office structure, which was later designated the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in 1941.   ($6 - $10)
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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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 ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Ken Burns - The National Parks: A Treasure House of Nature’s Superlatives  
  Ken Burns  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

This special lecture by Ken Burns will be an appreciation for what the parks have added to our collective and individual spirit. Named “the most accomplished documentary filmmaker of his generation” by The New York Times, Burns has captured the imaginations of television viewers in unprecedented fashion. His in-depth portraits of Americana – featured in works like The National Parks, The Civil War, Baseball and JAZZ – set ratings records and garnered dozens of accolades, including a career 13 Emmy Awards and an Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Lifetime Achievement Award. In celebration of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, Burns will revisit the stories of those who devoted themselves to saving the land they loved.   ($16 - $44)
Presented by ... UCSB Arts & Lectures
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  (805) 893-3535
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Hidden Treasures: Museum Staff Favorites from the Collection  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

What do a lamp made out of seashells, a delicate hand-painted fan, a rifle from the 1850s, and a leather guitar case signed by Walt Disney have in common? These are just a few of the Museum's "hidden treasures" that have captivated our staff.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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  (805) 966-1601
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Project Fiesta: Building a Complete History of Old Spanish Days  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

Fall in love with the history of Old Spanish Days Fiesta as memories of the festival come to life with stories, vintage posters, costumes, historical photographs, film and artifacts that connect our community and celebrate our traditions. Special thanks to: Old Spanish Days. Eleanor Van Cott.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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Cosmic Safari  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Travel to yet undiscovered planets in the far reaches of space to search for life in the universe. In differing environmental conditions, you'll discover what living creatures might look like on worlds very different from our own. From the giant insect-like life forms on low-gravity planets to the highly muscular star-shaped creatures on high-gravity worlds, Cosmic Safari transforms scientific theory into exotic worlds filled with fantastic creatures never before imagined.    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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LIFEFORMS: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Through sketches, masks and prosthetics, LIFEFORMS: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore, explores this legendary makeup artist’s process of creating singular film and television characters and creatures. This is the first exhibition to display the designs of Westmore (BA 1961, Art History) through the development of some of science fiction’s most iconic characters, including Data, Worf and the Borg species. This Oscar and Emmy award-winner visually explodes the boundaries of the human form with designs for a diverse, multicultural, multispecies universe, providing an entertaining and meaningful exploration of the intricacies of human nature. Currently, Westmore encourages the next generation of makeup artists as a featured guest star on the popular television show, Face Off. Curated by Jessica Archer, Graduate Student and Rebecca Harlow, Curatorial Assistant.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Done. Undone. Redone. The Chair  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

The evolution of the chair has depended upon the human body and the history of previous designs. The challenge of chair design is to balance form and function; it is as important to look at a chair as it is to sit in it. This exhibition explores the morphology of chair design and the 'object-ness' of the chair as a sculptural statement. Works from the eighteenth century to present day, including modern icons by Eames, Rietveld, Schindler, and Weber, reveal both the rejection and the revisiting of earlier styles. Curated by Lilit Sadoyan, Curatorial Fellow and Doctoral Candidate, History of Art and Architecture.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Irving J. Gill: Simplicity and Reform  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Irving J. Gill (1870–1936) created a distinctive architecture in Southern California, using a refined and abstracted architectural vocabulary which he described as “the straight line, the cube, the arch, and the circle.” This exhibition examines Gill’s architectural language and his experiments with materials and construction. The roots of his idealistic achievement are traced to the social concerns of the Progressive era and the Arts and Crafts movement, and the influence of Chicago architectLouis Sullivan (1856–1924), who argued for a “new architecture in America,” unaffected by the past and based on a transcendental view of nature.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Trash Into Treasure Eco-Art & ReUse Market  
  Celebrating the Launch of Art From Scrap's Eco-Boutique!  
  Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

Art From Scrap is excited to announce that on Sunday, October 2nd, we will be hosting our first ever Trash Into Treasure: Eco-Art and Reuse Market! We are celebrating the launch of our very own Eco-Boutique at Art From Scrap. To embrace the spirit of reuse, the event will showcase how individuals within our community creatively tackle the art of recycling! There will be local eco-crafts, local eco-art, vintage treasures, vintage clothing, and like-new reusable items. As an added bonus, the first 15 people to arrive at the market will receive their choice of a free bag with samples from Sak’s 5th Avenue or a $5 bulk bag from Art From Scrap! We hope to see you there! If you are interested in selling your art, crafts, or vintage at our market, call Anna at 805-884-0459 x11. We have a limited number of spots available so don’t wait! Here is the link to our application: https://docs.google.com/document/d/12WWll_Diw5_NEGWB-g2sl7GnMuNrE4NjpOp2iQXFlH0/edit?usp=sharing   ($0 - $0)
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 ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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On Paper  
  Marcia Burtt Gallery, 517 Laguna St,, Santa Barbara CA
Marcia Burtt Gallery presents On Paper, an exhibition of diverse responses to the landscape on paper. With guest artists: Carolyn Lord, Leonardo Nuñez, Nina Warner, Sara Woodburn, Pamela Zwehl-Burke   
Presented by ... Marcia Burtt Gallery
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  (805) 962-5588
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Macbeth  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

The 2016-17 Season launches with Shakespeare’s Macbeth. ETC’s first foray in decades into the works of Shakespeare arrives just in time for election season with one of literature’s great tales of blind and bloody political ambition. Fresh from victory against the invading forces of Ireland and Norway, the triumphant General Macbeth is presented with a chilling prophecy from three witches: he will ascend to the throne of Scotland despite possessing no royal blood. Uncertain of the truth behind the witches’ words, Macbeth reveals the prophecy to his wife, who immediately begins plotting her husband’s ascension to power. Spurred by his wife’s unquenchable thirst for influence and status, Macbeth murders King Duncan in his sleep, throwing the kingdom into a bloody upheaval.    ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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What's Up  
  Gladwin Planetarium, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

A truly interactive planetarium show where we discuss constellations, planets and deep sky objects that may be visible in tonight’s sky as well as recent astronomical events.   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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Birds of Prey  
  Audubon Society's Eyes in the Sky  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Visit the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 2:00PM to 4:00PM and see live raptors up-close.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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    Your Cosmic Quest (en espanol los domingos, 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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Nature Poetry Reading  
  Paul Willis  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is delighted to announce a very special Poets-In-Residence program featuring five of the Santa Barbara City Poets Laureate. Poets-In-Residence will create poetry inspired by the Museum's exhibits and magnificent natural setting and host poetry readings and poetry writing workshops. At the end of the year, the capstone reception and reading will present the works of all the Poets-In-Residence to the community.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Shark Sundays  
  Sea Center, 211 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara CA

Shark Sundays Sundays at 3:30 PM Watch us feed sharks and rays. Observe shark feeding behaviors, and if you're lucky, help us throw in a few pieces too! Included with admission to the Sea Center.    
Presented by ... Sea Center
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Macbeth  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

The 2016-17 Season launches with Shakespeare’s Macbeth. ETC’s first foray in decades into the works of Shakespeare arrives just in time for election season with one of literature’s great tales of blind and bloody political ambition. Fresh from victory against the invading forces of Ireland and Norway, the triumphant General Macbeth is presented with a chilling prophecy from three witches: he will ascend to the throne of Scotland despite possessing no royal blood. Uncertain of the truth behind the witches’ words, Macbeth reveals the prophecy to his wife, who immediately begins plotting her husband’s ascension to power. Spurred by his wife’s unquenchable thirst for influence and status, Macbeth murders King Duncan in his sleep, throwing the kingdom into a bloody upheaval.    ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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  (805) 965-5400
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Benise - Spanish Nights  
  Benise  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Guitar virtuoso Benise and his Emmy award-winning World Music & Dance Spectacular returns with a brand World Tour - Spanish Nights! From his humble beginnings as a local street performer to performing around the world, Benise takes us on a musical journey of Salsa, Flamenco, Tango, Waltz, Samba…and more! Benise's Spanish Nights, showcases classic songs from Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, and The Eagles and combines them with Spanish guitar and Spanish dance.   ($29 - $95)
Presented by ... The Granada Theatre
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  (805) 899-2222
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  October 3
   
Water Wise Home Garden  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Originally the Home Demonstration Garden designed by landscape architect Ron Lutsko, the Water Wise Home Garden features our Easy California Native Plants in a variety of landscape applications: sunny mixed borders, shady understory of a mature oak tree, ground covers, and decorative potted plants. These plans are easy to grow, readily available (at the Garden Growers Nursery and elsewhere), drought tolerant, wildlife habitats, and beautiful! Its small scale and realistic setting make this garden relevant to today's home gardener. The displays in the garden highlight ways you can be water savvy at home.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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Tattoo & Scrimshaw: the Art of the Sailor  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

Celebrating the long history of nautical tattoos and sailor art, with a blend of historical artifacts, archival photos and contemporary photography. LIFE OF THE SAILOR – SUPERSTITION AT SEA The seaman’s life during the Age of Sail (16th to mid-19th century) was hard and often shortened by natural and man-made dangers. Tattoos identified a man as a long-term sailor who earned his living primarily at sea. A complex system of superstitions grew over time that offered comfort and protection in this dangerous environment. Tattoos became a part of these beliefs. Exhibit is so popular, it has been extended to October 31, 2016.   ($0 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
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  (805) 962-8404
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Point Conception Lighthouse Fresnel Lens  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

The Point Conception first order Fresnel lens has stood watch for nearly 160 years, guiding ships safely around the “Cape Horn of the Pacific.” The Point Conception lens was designed and built in Paris, France in 1854, using a refracted prism system designed by French physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel. The lens was first lit on February 1, 1856. Because of persistent heavy fog at higher elevation, a second lighthouse was built on the lower bluff, and the lens was moved in June, 1882. While the lens saw many vessels meet their ultimate fate in this “graveyard” of the Central Coast, the light also saved and provided safe passage to thousands of vessels over the years.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
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California Condors  
  Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara CA

With the opening of California Trails on Earth Day 2009, the Santa Barbara Zoo became one of a handful of zoos to exhibit these highly endangered scavengers – the largest land birds in North America, with wingspans topping 9½ feet. The Santa Barbara Zoo’s condors are still part of the recovery program and wear wing tags that identify them as individuals. The lower the number, the older the bird.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
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  (805) 962-5339
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Fall Native Plant Sale  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Just in time for the fall planting season, The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden will hold the largest sale of native plants between Los Angeles and San Francisco ... featuring more than 5,000 California native plants, and over 450 varieties. Now is the time to plant so that your Garden will be blooming next spring! Come and enjoy shopping throughout the month of October as the Garden’s courtyard is transformed into a botanical wonderland stocked with fascinating plants from growers across the state, with many grown right here at the Botanic Garden. As always, Garden staff and volunteers are available to provide expert planting advice ~ free of charge. Runs through Sunday November 1.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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Lobero Live presents ... Jerry Douglas Band with special guest Maura O'Connell  
  Jerry Douglas, Maura O'Connell  
  Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara CA

Dobro master and 14-time GRAMMY® winner Jerry Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar: elevating, transforming, and reinventing the instrument in countless ways. Since 1998, he’s been a key member of “Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas”, touring extensively, and co-producing and playing on a series of platinum albums with Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Elvis Costello, Earl Scruggs, and Ray Charles, among many others.   ($44 - $105)
Presented by ... Lobero Theatre
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  (805) 963-0761
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  October 4
   
Water Wise Home Garden  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Originally the Home Demonstration Garden designed by landscape architect Ron Lutsko, the Water Wise Home Garden features our Easy California Native Plants in a variety of landscape applications: sunny mixed borders, shady understory of a mature oak tree, ground covers, and decorative potted plants. These plans are easy to grow, readily available (at the Garden Growers Nursery and elsewhere), drought tolerant, wildlife habitats, and beautiful! Its small scale and realistic setting make this garden relevant to today's home gardener. The displays in the garden highlight ways you can be water savvy at home.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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  (805) 682-4726
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Tattoo & Scrimshaw: the Art of the Sailor  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

Celebrating the long history of nautical tattoos and sailor art, with a blend of historical artifacts, archival photos and contemporary photography. LIFE OF THE SAILOR – SUPERSTITION AT SEA The seaman’s life during the Age of Sail (16th to mid-19th century) was hard and often shortened by natural and man-made dangers. Tattoos identified a man as a long-term sailor who earned his living primarily at sea. A complex system of superstitions grew over time that offered comfort and protection in this dangerous environment. Tattoos became a part of these beliefs. Exhibit is so popular, it has been extended to October 31, 2016.   ($0 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
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  (805) 962-8404
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Point Conception Lighthouse Fresnel Lens  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

The Point Conception first order Fresnel lens has stood watch for nearly 160 years, guiding ships safely around the “Cape Horn of the Pacific.” The Point Conception lens was designed and built in Paris, France in 1854, using a refracted prism system designed by French physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel. The lens was first lit on February 1, 1856. Because of persistent heavy fog at higher elevation, a second lighthouse was built on the lower bluff, and the lens was moved in June, 1882. While the lens saw many vessels meet their ultimate fate in this “graveyard” of the Central Coast, the light also saved and provided safe passage to thousands of vessels over the years.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
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  (805) 962-8404
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Hidden Treasures: Museum Staff Favorites from the Collection  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

What do a lamp made out of seashells, a delicate hand-painted fan, a rifle from the 1850s, and a leather guitar case signed by Walt Disney have in common? These are just a few of the Museum's "hidden treasures" that have captivated our staff.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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  (805) 966-1601
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Project Fiesta: Building a Complete History of Old Spanish Days  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

Fall in love with the history of Old Spanish Days Fiesta as memories of the festival come to life with stories, vintage posters, costumes, historical photographs, film and artifacts that connect our community and celebrate our traditions. Special thanks to: Old Spanish Days. Eleanor Van Cott.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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  (805) 966-1601
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California Condors  
  Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara CA

With the opening of California Trails on Earth Day 2009, the Santa Barbara Zoo became one of a handful of zoos to exhibit these highly endangered scavengers – the largest land birds in North America, with wingspans topping 9½ feet. The Santa Barbara Zoo’s condors are still part of the recovery program and wear wing tags that identify them as individuals. The lower the number, the older the bird.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
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  (805) 962-5339
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Fall Native Plant Sale  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Just in time for the fall planting season, The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden will hold the largest sale of native plants between Los Angeles and San Francisco ... featuring more than 5,000 California native plants, and over 450 varieties. Now is the time to plant so that your Garden will be blooming next spring! Come and enjoy shopping throughout the month of October as the Garden’s courtyard is transformed into a botanical wonderland stocked with fascinating plants from growers across the state, with many grown right here at the Botanic Garden. As always, Garden staff and volunteers are available to provide expert planting advice ~ free of charge. Runs through Sunday November 1.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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British Art from Whistler to World War II  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Curated by art historian Peyton Skipwith and drawn entirely from the permanent collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, this selection of some 50 paintings, drawings, and sculptures presents an overview of British art from around 1890 through 1945. Essentially, the exhibition presents the story of modernism unique to England: the persistence of figuration even as the lessons from continental avant-garde practice were absorbed. Cubism, Surrealism, Suprematism, Expressionism, and Vorticism signaled a definitive rupture with the tradition of representational content as commonly understood and a decided move towards abstraction. Artists represented include three of the founders of the New English Art Club: Walter Sickert, Philip Wilson Steer, and Paul Maitland, who established an alternative exhibition space to the traditional spaces of the Royal Academy in the 1890s. Richly represented are those artists who attended the Slade School in the heady years right before World War I, including James Innes, Christopher Nevinson, Adrian Allinson, and Stanley Spencer. The show takes the visitor through the World Wars and the ultimate absorption of continental modernism in England with representative works by Wyndam Lewis, Paul Nash, John Tunnard, and Eileen Agar and concludes with the biomorphic abstractions of Graham Sutherland and Henry Moore.    ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Cecil Beaton’s “London’s Honourable Scars”: Photographs of the Blitz  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Adjacent to the “British Art from Whistler to World War II” exhibition, is a series of dramatic World War II photographs by Sir Cecil Beaton (1904–1980). Best known for his iconic images of royalty and movie legends and multi-award winning designs for such films as “My Fair Lady,” Beaton created extraordinary photographs of Britain during World War II’s cataclysm. Already established in the 1930s as a major fashion, society and Hollywood photographer, Beaton was hired by the UK’s Ministry of Information at the war’s outset to persuasively reflect the hardships and spirit of the British nation during this legendary time of trial.   ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Seven Doors: Jan Tichy and the Chiaroscuro of Art Museum Collecting  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18 – November 27, 2016 ..... In this unique presentation, artist Jan Tichy (b. 1974, Czech, resides in Chicago) has devised a special installation in direct response to the Museum’s current position in its 75-year history―on the brink of a transformative renovation, with the vibration and sound of concrete demolition palpable. The Museum is typically celebrated for the art that it displays. But in the situation of systematic overhaul for renovation in which SBMA finds itself, suddenly some doors that are habitually open, must be closed. Tichy is known for his time-based video installations, which are typically motivated by a specific social and institutional situation. In this case, the institution of the Museum is at a turning point in its evolution. Working with SBMA curators and with full access to the Museum’s rich documentation, which has recently been organized and mostly digitized in anticipation of the Museum’s 75th-anniversary year now underway, Tichy has combined his own work with seven objects that he has plucked from the Museum’s vast permanent collection. The result is a stunning, visually elegant, and meaningful exhibition in the hallowed spaces of the original 1912 post office structure, which was later designated the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in 1941.   ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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    A Week of NY Jazz at UCSB: Masterclass with saxophonist Walter Blanding  
  Walter Blanding, saxophone (Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra)  
  Karl Geiringer Hall, UC Santa Barbara, 1315 Music Building 531, Santa Barbara CA
Saxophonist Walter Blanding, of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, will give a masterclass with students from the UCSB Jazz Combos on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 4-5:45 p.m. in Geiringer Hall. Presented by the UCSB Department of Music and UCSB Arts & Lectures. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Mr. Blanding will perform with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra that same evening at 8 p.m. at the Granada Theatre in downtown Santa Barbara. Tickets can be purchased on the UCSB Arts & Lectures website.    ($0 - $0)
Presented by ... UCSB Department of Music
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    Health, Medicine and Care RFG Opening meeting  
  IHC Seminar Room, 6028 HSSB, UCSB Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Room 6028, Santa Barbara CA
Health, Medicine and Care RFG Opening meeting Tuesday, October 4, 2016 / 5:00 PM IHC Seminar Room, 6028 HSSB New members always welcome! Our group brings together diverse interests on campus and beyond with a broad but common interest on health, medicine and care. Approaches to health and medicine – viewed as an issue of social justice, a human right, a component of citizenship studies, and an aspect of gender, race, criminality, and class, to name just a few – allow us to examine societies in flux in a novel and exciting way. We give and receive feedback on research in progress, discuss readings and current events, host author and workshop events and share resources. Join us for our additional fall meetings on the following Tuesdays from 5:00-6:30: Oct 18, Nov 1, Nov 15 and Nov 29. Sponsored by the IHC’s Health, Medicine and Care RFG.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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Macbeth  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

The 2016-17 Season launches with Shakespeare’s Macbeth. ETC’s first foray in decades into the works of Shakespeare arrives just in time for election season with one of literature’s great tales of blind and bloody political ambition. Fresh from victory against the invading forces of Ireland and Norway, the triumphant General Macbeth is presented with a chilling prophecy from three witches: he will ascend to the throne of Scotland despite possessing no royal blood. Uncertain of the truth behind the witches’ words, Macbeth reveals the prophecy to his wife, who immediately begins plotting her husband’s ascension to power. Spurred by his wife’s unquenchable thirst for influence and status, Macbeth murders King Duncan in his sleep, throwing the kingdom into a bloody upheaval.    ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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Yes You Can Dance Salsa & Bachata  
  Veterans Memorial Building, 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd., 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! Veterans Memorial Building, second floor 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd. Santa Barbara, CA (between State Street and Castillo Street, across from West Beach) 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 $2; Non-Students $6 (cash only) Best Price in Town!   ($2 - $6)
Presented by ... Yes You Can Dance Salsa & Bachata
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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis  
  Wynton Marsalis  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Led by trumpet player, composer and Santa Barbara favorite Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is made up of 15 of today’s leading musicians. The resident orchestra for more than 25 years in one of the nation’s most distinguished jazz venues, JLCO has earned a reputation for remarkable versatility. Their vast repertoire spans from masterworks by Ellington, Mingus and Coltrane to original compositions by Marsalis, Ted Nash and other orchestra members. Also commissioning new works from today’s leading composers like Chico O’Farrill and Christian McBride, JLCO captures the full spectrum of the jazz experience on an unparalleled scope.   
Presented by ... UCSB Arts & Lectures
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  October 5
   
Water Wise Home Garden  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Originally the Home Demonstration Garden designed by landscape architect Ron Lutsko, the Water Wise Home Garden features our Easy California Native Plants in a variety of landscape applications: sunny mixed borders, shady understory of a mature oak tree, ground covers, and decorative potted plants. These plans are easy to grow, readily available (at the Garden Growers Nursery and elsewhere), drought tolerant, wildlife habitats, and beautiful! Its small scale and realistic setting make this garden relevant to today's home gardener. The displays in the garden highlight ways you can be water savvy at home.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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2016 Senior Expo of Santa Barbara, An Active Aging Fair for Seniors & Caregivers  
  Family Service Agency, 123 W. Gutierrez St., Santa Barbara CA
This year’s Senior Expo has an all new lineup of activities for seniors and caregivers. Features include flu shots donated by Sansum Clinic for seniors age 55+, live music, dancing and dance instruction, health screenings, a healthy snack and more than 100 exhibit booths offering education and information on the latest products and services for local seniors and their caregivers. We have also added a new showcase of local volunteer opportunities and free activities that offer ways for seniors, and others, to become active and involved in their community.   ($5
Presented by ... Family Service Agency
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Hidden Treasures: Museum Staff Favorites from the Collection  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

What do a lamp made out of seashells, a delicate hand-painted fan, a rifle from the 1850s, and a leather guitar case signed by Walt Disney have in common? These are just a few of the Museum's "hidden treasures" that have captivated our staff.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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  Website
  (805) 966-1601
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Project Fiesta: Building a Complete History of Old Spanish Days  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

Fall in love with the history of Old Spanish Days Fiesta as memories of the festival come to life with stories, vintage posters, costumes, historical photographs, film and artifacts that connect our community and celebrate our traditions. Special thanks to: Old Spanish Days. Eleanor Van Cott.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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  Website
  (805) 966-1601
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Fall - Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpbacks, Blue Whales, Southbound Gray 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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California Condors  
  Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara CA

With the opening of California Trails on Earth Day 2009, the Santa Barbara Zoo became one of a handful of zoos to exhibit these highly endangered scavengers – the largest land birds in North America, with wingspans topping 9½ feet. The Santa Barbara Zoo’s condors are still part of the recovery program and wear wing tags that identify them as individuals. The lower the number, the older the bird.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
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  (805) 962-5339
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Fall Native Plant Sale  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Just in time for the fall planting season, The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden will hold the largest sale of native plants between Los Angeles and San Francisco ... featuring more than 5,000 California native plants, and over 450 varieties. Now is the time to plant so that your Garden will be blooming next spring! Come and enjoy shopping throughout the month of October as the Garden’s courtyard is transformed into a botanical wonderland stocked with fascinating plants from growers across the state, with many grown right here at the Botanic Garden. As always, Garden staff and volunteers are available to provide expert planting advice ~ free of charge. Runs through Sunday November 1.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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  (805) 682-4726
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British Art from Whistler to World War II  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Curated by art historian Peyton Skipwith and drawn entirely from the permanent collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, this selection of some 50 paintings, drawings, and sculptures presents an overview of British art from around 1890 through 1945. Essentially, the exhibition presents the story of modernism unique to England: the persistence of figuration even as the lessons from continental avant-garde practice were absorbed. Cubism, Surrealism, Suprematism, Expressionism, and Vorticism signaled a definitive rupture with the tradition of representational content as commonly understood and a decided move towards abstraction. Artists represented include three of the founders of the New English Art Club: Walter Sickert, Philip Wilson Steer, and Paul Maitland, who established an alternative exhibition space to the traditional spaces of the Royal Academy in the 1890s. Richly represented are those artists who attended the Slade School in the heady years right before World War I, including James Innes, Christopher Nevinson, Adrian Allinson, and Stanley Spencer. The show takes the visitor through the World Wars and the ultimate absorption of continental modernism in England with representative works by Wyndam Lewis, Paul Nash, John Tunnard, and Eileen Agar and concludes with the biomorphic abstractions of Graham Sutherland and Henry Moore.    ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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Cecil Beaton’s “London’s Honourable Scars”: Photographs of the Blitz  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Adjacent to the “British Art from Whistler to World War II” exhibition, is a series of dramatic World War II photographs by Sir Cecil Beaton (1904–1980). Best known for his iconic images of royalty and movie legends and multi-award winning designs for such films as “My Fair Lady,” Beaton created extraordinary photographs of Britain during World War II’s cataclysm. Already established in the 1930s as a major fashion, society and Hollywood photographer, Beaton was hired by the UK’s Ministry of Information at the war’s outset to persuasively reflect the hardships and spirit of the British nation during this legendary time of trial.   ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  More Info
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  (805) 963-4364
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Seven Doors: Jan Tichy and the Chiaroscuro of Art Museum Collecting  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18 – November 27, 2016 ..... In this unique presentation, artist Jan Tichy (b. 1974, Czech, resides in Chicago) has devised a special installation in direct response to the Museum’s current position in its 75-year history―on the brink of a transformative renovation, with the vibration and sound of concrete demolition palpable. The Museum is typically celebrated for the art that it displays. But in the situation of systematic overhaul for renovation in which SBMA finds itself, suddenly some doors that are habitually open, must be closed. Tichy is known for his time-based video installations, which are typically motivated by a specific social and institutional situation. In this case, the institution of the Museum is at a turning point in its evolution. Working with SBMA curators and with full access to the Museum’s rich documentation, which has recently been organized and mostly digitized in anticipation of the Museum’s 75th-anniversary year now underway, Tichy has combined his own work with seven objects that he has plucked from the Museum’s vast permanent collection. The result is a stunning, visually elegant, and meaningful exhibition in the hallowed spaces of the original 1912 post office structure, which was later designated the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in 1941.   ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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LIFEFORMS: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Through sketches, masks and prosthetics, LIFEFORMS: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore, explores this legendary makeup artist’s process of creating singular film and television characters and creatures. This is the first exhibition to display the designs of Westmore (BA 1961, Art History) through the development of some of science fiction’s most iconic characters, including Data, Worf and the Borg species. This Oscar and Emmy award-winner visually explodes the boundaries of the human form with designs for a diverse, multicultural, multispecies universe, providing an entertaining and meaningful exploration of the intricacies of human nature. Currently, Westmore encourages the next generation of makeup artists as a featured guest star on the popular television show, Face Off. Curated by Jessica Archer, Graduate Student and Rebecca Harlow, Curatorial Assistant.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Done. Undone. Redone. The Chair  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

The evolution of the chair has depended upon the human body and the history of previous designs. The challenge of chair design is to balance form and function; it is as important to look at a chair as it is to sit in it. This exhibition explores the morphology of chair design and the 'object-ness' of the chair as a sculptural statement. Works from the eighteenth century to present day, including modern icons by Eames, Rietveld, Schindler, and Weber, reveal both the rejection and the revisiting of earlier styles. Curated by Lilit Sadoyan, Curatorial Fellow and Doctoral Candidate, History of Art and Architecture.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Irving J. Gill: Simplicity and Reform  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Irving J. Gill (1870–1936) created a distinctive architecture in Southern California, using a refined and abstracted architectural vocabulary which he described as “the straight line, the cube, the arch, and the circle.” This exhibition examines Gill’s architectural language and his experiments with materials and construction. The roots of his idealistic achievement are traced to the social concerns of the Progressive era and the Arts and Crafts movement, and the influence of Chicago architectLouis Sullivan (1856–1924), who argued for a “new architecture in America,” unaffected by the past and based on a transcendental view of nature.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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    TALK: Connecting the Dots Between Livestock, Their Environmental Burdens, Bietary Preferences and Fo  
  UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Room 6020, Santa Barbara CA
Feeding a growing population while minimizing environmental degradation is a global challenge. It is now clear that because of the enormous regional to global impacts of livestock on air and water quality, ocean health, land use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, adequately feeding 9 plus billion humans will require thoroughly rethinking food production and consumption. Because they strongly impact food consumption, dietary preference play a major role in food systems with major impacts on the environment and public health. Recent analyses link environment, economy and health through the diet nexus, highlighting the huge environmental mitigation potential of changing diets (especially reduction in beef consumption) comparable to changes in agriculture productivity. In this talk, Alon Shepon will present an on-going research that assesses the environmental burdens of individual animal-based food items in the American food system and quantifies the ramifications of potential dietary changes to resource usage and food availability. Sponsored by the Environmental Humanities Initiative.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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    Your Cosmic Quest (en espanol los domingos, 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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Journals - Your Way!  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Join us for this new class! Led by Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Education Programs Coordinator and artist Kate Davis, each class will feature a guest who will present their preferred style of keeping a nature journal. Learn about the traditional Grinnell method, literary, photographic, sketching, and creative styles for keeping records of your observations of nature. Each class begins with a 15 minute introduction, followed by 30 minutes of time to journal together in the Garden as we develop our personal style for keeping a journal. Bring your journal and join our inspiring presenters!    ($75 - $100)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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    blink-182  
  blink-182  
  Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas Street, Santa Barbara CA
Since their humble beginnings twenty-four years ago, when they started playing in a San Diego garage, ‘blink-182’ has sold over fifty million albums worldwide and rocked audiences from Adelaide to Zurich having become one of the defining rock bands of their generation. They combine high-energy dynamics with an artistic ambition that transcends any genre. Now with Matt Skiba (of Alkaline Trio) joining ‘blink-182’ as singer/guitarist, the group starts a new chapter. Skiba debuted with ‘blink-182’ in March 2015 with a live performance at the MusInk Tattoo and Music Festival: "It was the best they've sounded in over a decade," the OC Weekly raved about the band's set.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Bowl
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Strangers Drowning: Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Urge to Help  
  Larissa MacFarquhar  
  UCSB Campbell Hall, UCSB Campus , Santa Barbara CA

How far would you go to help a stranger? Would you adopt a child in distress? Would you donate a kidney? Spend the majority of your income on saving others? Why do we decide to help, or not? In her recent book Strangers Drowning, Larissa MacFarquhar uncovers fascinating tales of extreme altruism and the reactions they elicit from others, from admiration to hostility. MacFarquhar has intrigued readers for decades as a staff writer for The New Yorker. Here, as she uncovers the complexities of everyday people going to extreme lengths to help others, she’ll challenge us with fundamental questions about what it means to be human, what we value most and why.   
Presented by ... UCSB Arts & Lectures
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Macbeth  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

The 2016-17 Season launches with Shakespeare’s Macbeth. ETC’s first foray in decades into the works of Shakespeare arrives just in time for election season with one of literature’s great tales of blind and bloody political ambition. Fresh from victory against the invading forces of Ireland and Norway, the triumphant General Macbeth is presented with a chilling prophecy from three witches: he will ascend to the throne of Scotland despite possessing no royal blood. Uncertain of the truth behind the witches’ words, Macbeth reveals the prophecy to his wife, who immediately begins plotting her husband’s ascension to power. Spurred by his wife’s unquenchable thirst for influence and status, Macbeth murders King Duncan in his sleep, throwing the kingdom into a bloody upheaval.    ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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  (805) 965-5400
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  October 6
   
Earl Warren Showgrounds Flea Market  
  Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara CA

Hours: 8am – 3pm on Thursdays. Admission: Free. Parking: Free. Contact: Sue (818) 590-5435.   
Presented by ... Earl Warren Showgrounds
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Water Wise Home Garden  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Originally the Home Demonstration Garden designed by landscape architect Ron Lutsko, the Water Wise Home Garden features our Easy California Native Plants in a variety of landscape applications: sunny mixed borders, shady understory of a mature oak tree, ground covers, and decorative potted plants. These plans are easy to grow, readily available (at the Garden Growers Nursery and elsewhere), drought tolerant, wildlife habitats, and beautiful! Its small scale and realistic setting make this garden relevant to today's home gardener. The displays in the garden highlight ways you can be water savvy at home.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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  (805) 682-4726
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Tattoo & Scrimshaw: the Art of the Sailor  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

Celebrating the long history of nautical tattoos and sailor art, with a blend of historical artifacts, archival photos and contemporary photography. LIFE OF THE SAILOR – SUPERSTITION AT SEA The seaman’s life during the Age of Sail (16th to mid-19th century) was hard and often shortened by natural and man-made dangers. Tattoos identified a man as a long-term sailor who earned his living primarily at sea. A complex system of superstitions grew over time that offered comfort and protection in this dangerous environment. Tattoos became a part of these beliefs. Exhibit is so popular, it has been extended to October 31, 2016.   ($0 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
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  (805) 962-8404
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Point Conception Lighthouse Fresnel Lens  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

The Point Conception first order Fresnel lens has stood watch for nearly 160 years, guiding ships safely around the “Cape Horn of the Pacific.” The Point Conception lens was designed and built in Paris, France in 1854, using a refracted prism system designed by French physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel. The lens was first lit on February 1, 1856. Because of persistent heavy fog at higher elevation, a second lighthouse was built on the lower bluff, and the lens was moved in June, 1882. While the lens saw many vessels meet their ultimate fate in this “graveyard” of the Central Coast, the light also saved and provided safe passage to thousands of vessels over the years.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
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Hidden Treasures: Museum Staff Favorites from the Collection  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

What do a lamp made out of seashells, a delicate hand-painted fan, a rifle from the 1850s, and a leather guitar case signed by Walt Disney have in common? These are just a few of the Museum's "hidden treasures" that have captivated our staff.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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  Website
  (805) 966-1601
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Project Fiesta: Building a Complete History of Old Spanish Days  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

Fall in love with the history of Old Spanish Days Fiesta as memories of the festival come to life with stories, vintage posters, costumes, historical photographs, film and artifacts that connect our community and celebrate our traditions. Special thanks to: Old Spanish Days. Eleanor Van Cott.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 966-1601
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Fall - Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpbacks, Blue Whales, Southbound Gray 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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California Condors  
  Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara CA

With the opening of California Trails on Earth Day 2009, the Santa Barbara Zoo became one of a handful of zoos to exhibit these highly endangered scavengers – the largest land birds in North America, with wingspans topping 9½ feet. The Santa Barbara Zoo’s condors are still part of the recovery program and wear wing tags that identify them as individuals. The lower the number, the older the bird.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
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  (805) 962-5339
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Fall Native Plant Sale  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Just in time for the fall planting season, The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden will hold the largest sale of native plants between Los Angeles and San Francisco ... featuring more than 5,000 California native plants, and over 450 varieties. Now is the time to plant so that your Garden will be blooming next spring! Come and enjoy shopping throughout the month of October as the Garden’s courtyard is transformed into a botanical wonderland stocked with fascinating plants from growers across the state, with many grown right here at the Botanic Garden. As always, Garden staff and volunteers are available to provide expert planting advice ~ free of charge. Runs through Sunday November 1.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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  (805) 682-4726
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British Art from Whistler to World War II  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Curated by art historian Peyton Skipwith and drawn entirely from the permanent collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, this selection of some 50 paintings, drawings, and sculptures presents an overview of British art from around 1890 through 1945. Essentially, the exhibition presents the story of modernism unique to England: the persistence of figuration even as the lessons from continental avant-garde practice were absorbed. Cubism, Surrealism, Suprematism, Expressionism, and Vorticism signaled a definitive rupture with the tradition of representational content as commonly understood and a decided move towards abstraction. Artists represented include three of the founders of the New English Art Club: Walter Sickert, Philip Wilson Steer, and Paul Maitland, who established an alternative exhibition space to the traditional spaces of the Royal Academy in the 1890s. Richly represented are those artists who attended the Slade School in the heady years right before World War I, including James Innes, Christopher Nevinson, Adrian Allinson, and Stanley Spencer. The show takes the visitor through the World Wars and the ultimate absorption of continental modernism in England with representative works by Wyndam Lewis, Paul Nash, John Tunnard, and Eileen Agar and concludes with the biomorphic abstractions of Graham Sutherland and Henry Moore.    ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  Website
  (805) 963-4364
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Cecil Beaton’s “London’s Honourable Scars”: Photographs of the Blitz  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Adjacent to the “British Art from Whistler to World War II” exhibition, is a series of dramatic World War II photographs by Sir Cecil Beaton (1904–1980). Best known for his iconic images of royalty and movie legends and multi-award winning designs for such films as “My Fair Lady,” Beaton created extraordinary photographs of Britain during World War II’s cataclysm. Already established in the 1930s as a major fashion, society and Hollywood photographer, Beaton was hired by the UK’s Ministry of Information at the war’s outset to persuasively reflect the hardships and spirit of the British nation during this legendary time of trial.   ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
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Seven Doors: Jan Tichy and the Chiaroscuro of Art Museum Collecting  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18 – November 27, 2016 ..... In this unique presentation, artist Jan Tichy (b. 1974, Czech, resides in Chicago) has devised a special installation in direct response to the Museum’s current position in its 75-year history―on the brink of a transformative renovation, with the vibration and sound of concrete demolition palpable. The Museum is typically celebrated for the art that it displays. But in the situation of systematic overhaul for renovation in which SBMA finds itself, suddenly some doors that are habitually open, must be closed. Tichy is known for his time-based video installations, which are typically motivated by a specific social and institutional situation. In this case, the institution of the Museum is at a turning point in its evolution. Working with SBMA curators and with full access to the Museum’s rich documentation, which has recently been organized and mostly digitized in anticipation of the Museum’s 75th-anniversary year now underway, Tichy has combined his own work with seven objects that he has plucked from the Museum’s vast permanent collection. The result is a stunning, visually elegant, and meaningful exhibition in the hallowed spaces of the original 1912 post office structure, which was later designated the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in 1941.   ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Free Nutrition & Diabetes Education Classes  
  William Sansum Diabetes Center - 2nd Floor, 2219 Bath Street, Santa Barbara CA

Free Nutrition and Diabetes education offered weekly provided by our Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. The last Thursday of every month is a special guest cooking demonstration. Every Thursday 12:00-1:00 PM.    
Presented by ... William Sansum Diabetes Center
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  (805) 682-7638
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LIFEFORMS: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Through sketches, masks and prosthetics, LIFEFORMS: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore, explores this legendary makeup artist’s process of creating singular film and television characters and creatures. This is the first exhibition to display the designs of Westmore (BA 1961, Art History) through the development of some of science fiction’s most iconic characters, including Data, Worf and the Borg species. This Oscar and Emmy award-winner visually explodes the boundaries of the human form with designs for a diverse, multicultural, multispecies universe, providing an entertaining and meaningful exploration of the intricacies of human nature. Currently, Westmore encourages the next generation of makeup artists as a featured guest star on the popular television show, Face Off. Curated by Jessica Archer, Graduate Student and Rebecca Harlow, Curatorial Assistant.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Done. Undone. Redone. The Chair  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

The evolution of the chair has depended upon the human body and the history of previous designs. The challenge of chair design is to balance form and function; it is as important to look at a chair as it is to sit in it. This exhibition explores the morphology of chair design and the 'object-ness' of the chair as a sculptural statement. Works from the eighteenth century to present day, including modern icons by Eames, Rietveld, Schindler, and Weber, reveal both the rejection and the revisiting of earlier styles. Curated by Lilit Sadoyan, Curatorial Fellow and Doctoral Candidate, History of Art and Architecture.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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  (805) 893-7564
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Irving J. Gill: Simplicity and Reform  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Irving J. Gill (1870–1936) created a distinctive architecture in Southern California, using a refined and abstracted architectural vocabulary which he described as “the straight line, the cube, the arch, and the circle.” This exhibition examines Gill’s architectural language and his experiments with materials and construction. The roots of his idealistic achievement are traced to the social concerns of the Progressive era and the Arts and Crafts movement, and the influence of Chicago architectLouis Sullivan (1856–1924), who argued for a “new architecture in America,” unaffected by the past and based on a transcendental view of nature.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Birds of Prey  
  Audubon Society's Eyes in the Sky  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Visit the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 2:00PM to 4:00PM and see live raptors up-close.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Jelly Thursdays  
  Sea Center, 211 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara CA

Experience the beauty of jellies as they gracefully gather their microscopic meals. Bring your curiosity, questions, and cameras too. Thursdays at 4:00 PM   
Presented by ... Sea Center
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A Week of NY Jazz at UCSB: Masterclass with Laubrock/Rainey Duo  
  Ingrid Laubrock, soprano & tenor saxophone. Tom Rainey, drums.  
  Karl Geiringer Hall, UC Santa Barbara, 1315 Music Building 531, Santa Barbara CA
Ingrid Laubrock and Tom Rainey of the Laubrock/Rainey duo will give a masterclass with students from the UCSB Jazz Combos on Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 4-5:45 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UCSB campus. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.    ($0 - $0)
Presented by ... UCSB Department of Music
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1st Thursday at Casa de la Guerra  
  Casa de la Guerra, 15 East De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

Visit Casa de la Guerra for 1st Thursday and see our current exhibit, Building Community: Reginald D. Johnson, Architect. Johnson believed in the role of architecture to improve the quality of community life and contributed to Santa Barbara's special character through his exceptional designs. Developing a signature style through award winning projects, he went on to commit himself to innovative public and commercial buildings and ground-breaking housing projects.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation
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Family 1st Thursdays  
  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. In October, capture the strong contrast of light and shadow on the central Italian landscape using pigments mixed with joint compound, inspired by British Modernist Adrian Paul Allinson’s Spring in the Abruzzi (1930s). SBMA’s Family Resource Center    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Lecture by Peyton Skipwith  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Peyton Skipwith, guest curator and art historian, discusses the background and context of the “British Art from Whistler to World War II” exhibition and some of the key figures─James Whistler, Walter Sickert, Roger Fry, and Wyndham Lewis─whose works helped define the era.   ($0 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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    The Who  
  Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas Street, Santa Barbara CA
THE WHO have sold over 100 million records since forming in 1964; they brought together four different personalities and in effect produced a musical hurricane. Each of them was a pioneer. Wildman drummer Keith Moon beat his kit with a chaotic elegance; stoic bassist John Entwistle held down the center with the melodic virtuosity of a solo guitarist; raging intellectual Pete Townshend punctuated the epic universality of his songs with the windmill slamming of his fingers across his guitar strings; and Roger Daltrey roared above it all with an impossibly virile macho swagger. They exploded conventional rhythm and blues structures, challenged pop music conventions, and redefined what was possible on stage, in the recording studio, and on vinyl. Deep into their 50th year, the band is still going strong, winning rave reviews.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Bowl
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Priced Out - Santa Barbara's Housing Crisis  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

Join KCRW and the Santa Barbara Independent for a conversation about Santa Barbara’s housing crisis. Hosted by KCRW's Jonathan Bastian, this live broadcast event is free with RSVP* and will be followed by a Q&A. Be sure to come early and unwind with complementary wine at the reception!    
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
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LIFEFORMS: AN EVENING WITH MAKE-UP ARTIST MICHAEL WESTMORE  
  Michael Westmore  
  UCSB Pollock Theater, Pollock Theater, Santa Barbara CA
Join us to celebrate the career of the legendary, award-winning make-up artist and UCSB Alumnus Michael Westmore. The evening begins with the 20th anniversary screening of Star Trek: First Contact. We meet the man behind the masks in a post-screening conversation as we talk about his film work (Raging Bull, Rocky, and his Academy Award® for Mask), his 18 years working on Star Trek, and his role as a mentor on the Syfy Channel's show Face-Off. Pollock Theater Director Matt Ryan will moderate the Q&A with Michael Westmore. Michael Westmore's makeup designs and masks will be showcased in a special exhibition at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB. Lifeforms: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore will be on view from September 10 through December 4, 2016. There will be a meet-and-greet with Michael Westmore, prior to the screening, from 5:30pm - 6:30pm at the AD&A Museum.   
Presented by ... Carsey-Wolf Center
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Brian Culbertson Funk! Tour  
  Brian Culbertson  
  Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara CA

Brian Culbertson is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, writer and producer who crosses genres between contemporary jazz, R&B, and funk. Heralding from the musically rich city of Chicago, he began his musical studies at the early age of 8 on piano and quickly picked up several other instruments by age 12 including drums, trombone, bass, & euphonium. Inspired by the great R&B/Jazz/Pop artists of the 70’s like EWF, Tower of Power, Chicago, David Sanborn, and others, Brian Culbertson started composing original music for his seventh grade piano recital and hasn’t stopped having self-produced 16 solo albums, most of which have topped the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts.    
Presented by ... Lobero Theatre
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  (805) 963-0761
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A Week of NY Jazz at UCSB: Laubrock/Rainey Duo in Concert  
  Ingrid Laubrock, soprano & tenor saxophone. Tom Rainey, drums.  
  Karl Geiringer Hall, UC Santa Barbara, 1315 Music Building 531, Santa Barbara CA
Ingrid Laubrock and Tom Rainey will perform selections from their latest album release, Buoyancy, on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.   ($0 - $0)
Presented by ... UCSB Department of Music
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Macbeth  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

The 2016-17 Season launches with Shakespeare’s Macbeth. ETC’s first foray in decades into the works of Shakespeare arrives just in time for election season with one of literature’s great tales of blind and bloody political ambition. Fresh from victory against the invading forces of Ireland and Norway, the triumphant General Macbeth is presented with a chilling prophecy from three witches: he will ascend to the throne of Scotland despite possessing no royal blood. Uncertain of the truth behind the witches’ words, Macbeth reveals the prophecy to his wife, who immediately begins plotting her husband’s ascension to power. Spurred by his wife’s unquenchable thirst for influence and status, Macbeth murders King Duncan in his sleep, throwing the kingdom into a bloody upheaval.    ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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  October 7
   
Water Wise Home Garden  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Originally the Home Demonstration Garden designed by landscape architect Ron Lutsko, the Water Wise Home Garden features our Easy California Native Plants in a variety of landscape applications: sunny mixed borders, shady understory of a mature oak tree, ground covers, and decorative potted plants. These plans are easy to grow, readily available (at the Garden Growers Nursery and elsewhere), drought tolerant, wildlife habitats, and beautiful! Its small scale and realistic setting make this garden relevant to today's home gardener. The displays in the garden highlight ways you can be water savvy at home.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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Tattoo & Scrimshaw: the Art of the Sailor  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

Celebrating the long history of nautical tattoos and sailor art, with a blend of historical artifacts, archival photos and contemporary photography. LIFE OF THE SAILOR – SUPERSTITION AT SEA The seaman’s life during the Age of Sail (16th to mid-19th century) was hard and often shortened by natural and man-made dangers. Tattoos identified a man as a long-term sailor who earned his living primarily at sea. A complex system of superstitions grew over time that offered comfort and protection in this dangerous environment. Tattoos became a part of these beliefs. Exhibit is so popular, it has been extended to October 31, 2016.   ($0 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
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  (805) 962-8404
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Point Conception Lighthouse Fresnel Lens  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

The Point Conception first order Fresnel lens has stood watch for nearly 160 years, guiding ships safely around the “Cape Horn of the Pacific.” The Point Conception lens was designed and built in Paris, France in 1854, using a refracted prism system designed by French physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel. The lens was first lit on February 1, 1856. Because of persistent heavy fog at higher elevation, a second lighthouse was built on the lower bluff, and the lens was moved in June, 1882. While the lens saw many vessels meet their ultimate fate in this “graveyard” of the Central Coast, the light also saved and provided safe passage to thousands of vessels over the years.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
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Hidden Treasures: Museum Staff Favorites from the Collection  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

What do a lamp made out of seashells, a delicate hand-painted fan, a rifle from the 1850s, and a leather guitar case signed by Walt Disney have in common? These are just a few of the Museum's "hidden treasures" that have captivated our staff.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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  (805) 966-1601
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Project Fiesta: Building a Complete History of Old Spanish Days  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

Fall in love with the history of Old Spanish Days Fiesta as memories of the festival come to life with stories, vintage posters, costumes, historical photographs, film and artifacts that connect our community and celebrate our traditions. Special thanks to: Old Spanish Days. Eleanor Van Cott.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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Fall - Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpbacks, Blue Whales, Southbound Gray 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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California Condors  
  Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara CA

With the opening of California Trails on Earth Day 2009, the Santa Barbara Zoo became one of a handful of zoos to exhibit these highly endangered scavengers – the largest land birds in North America, with wingspans topping 9½ feet. The Santa Barbara Zoo’s condors are still part of the recovery program and wear wing tags that identify them as individuals. The lower the number, the older the bird.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
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Fall Native Plant Sale  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Just in time for the fall planting season, The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden will hold the largest sale of native plants between Los Angeles and San Francisco ... featuring more than 5,000 California native plants, and over 450 varieties. Now is the time to plant so that your Garden will be blooming next spring! Come and enjoy shopping throughout the month of October as the Garden’s courtyard is transformed into a botanical wonderland stocked with fascinating plants from growers across the state, with many grown right here at the Botanic Garden. As always, Garden staff and volunteers are available to provide expert planting advice ~ free of charge. Runs through Sunday November 1.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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British Art from Whistler to World War II  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Curated by art historian Peyton Skipwith and drawn entirely from the permanent collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, this selection of some 50 paintings, drawings, and sculptures presents an overview of British art from around 1890 through 1945. Essentially, the exhibition presents the story of modernism unique to England: the persistence of figuration even as the lessons from continental avant-garde practice were absorbed. Cubism, Surrealism, Suprematism, Expressionism, and Vorticism signaled a definitive rupture with the tradition of representational content as commonly understood and a decided move towards abstraction. Artists represented include three of the founders of the New English Art Club: Walter Sickert, Philip Wilson Steer, and Paul Maitland, who established an alternative exhibition space to the traditional spaces of the Royal Academy in the 1890s. Richly represented are those artists who attended the Slade School in the heady years right before World War I, including James Innes, Christopher Nevinson, Adrian Allinson, and Stanley Spencer. The show takes the visitor through the World Wars and the ultimate absorption of continental modernism in England with representative works by Wyndam Lewis, Paul Nash, John Tunnard, and Eileen Agar and concludes with the biomorphic abstractions of Graham Sutherland and Henry Moore.    ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Cecil Beaton’s “London’s Honourable Scars”: Photographs of the Blitz  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Adjacent to the “British Art from Whistler to World War II” exhibition, is a series of dramatic World War II photographs by Sir Cecil Beaton (1904–1980). Best known for his iconic images of royalty and movie legends and multi-award winning designs for such films as “My Fair Lady,” Beaton created extraordinary photographs of Britain during World War II’s cataclysm. Already established in the 1930s as a major fashion, society and Hollywood photographer, Beaton was hired by the UK’s Ministry of Information at the war’s outset to persuasively reflect the hardships and spirit of the British nation during this legendary time of trial.   ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Seven Doors: Jan Tichy and the Chiaroscuro of Art Museum Collecting  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18 – November 27, 2016 ..... In this unique presentation, artist Jan Tichy (b. 1974, Czech, resides in Chicago) has devised a special installation in direct response to the Museum’s current position in its 75-year history―on the brink of a transformative renovation, with the vibration and sound of concrete demolition palpable. The Museum is typically celebrated for the art that it displays. But in the situation of systematic overhaul for renovation in which SBMA finds itself, suddenly some doors that are habitually open, must be closed. Tichy is known for his time-based video installations, which are typically motivated by a specific social and institutional situation. In this case, the institution of the Museum is at a turning point in its evolution. Working with SBMA curators and with full access to the Museum’s rich documentation, which has recently been organized and mostly digitized in anticipation of the Museum’s 75th-anniversary year now underway, Tichy has combined his own work with seven objects that he has plucked from the Museum’s vast permanent collection. The result is a stunning, visually elegant, and meaningful exhibition in the hallowed spaces of the original 1912 post office structure, which was later designated the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in 1941.   ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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LIFEFORMS: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Through sketches, masks and prosthetics, LIFEFORMS: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore, explores this legendary makeup artist’s process of creating singular film and television characters and creatures. This is the first exhibition to display the designs of Westmore (BA 1961, Art History) through the development of some of science fiction’s most iconic characters, including Data, Worf and the Borg species. This Oscar and Emmy award-winner visually explodes the boundaries of the human form with designs for a diverse, multicultural, multispecies universe, providing an entertaining and meaningful exploration of the intricacies of human nature. Currently, Westmore encourages the next generation of makeup artists as a featured guest star on the popular television show, Face Off. Curated by Jessica Archer, Graduate Student and Rebecca Harlow, Curatorial Assistant.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Done. Undone. Redone. The Chair  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

The evolution of the chair has depended upon the human body and the history of previous designs. The challenge of chair design is to balance form and function; it is as important to look at a chair as it is to sit in it. This exhibition explores the morphology of chair design and the 'object-ness' of the chair as a sculptural statement. Works from the eighteenth century to present day, including modern icons by Eames, Rietveld, Schindler, and Weber, reveal both the rejection and the revisiting of earlier styles. Curated by Lilit Sadoyan, Curatorial Fellow and Doctoral Candidate, History of Art and Architecture.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Irving J. Gill: Simplicity and Reform  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Irving J. Gill (1870–1936) created a distinctive architecture in Southern California, using a refined and abstracted architectural vocabulary which he described as “the straight line, the cube, the arch, and the circle.” This exhibition examines Gill’s architectural language and his experiments with materials and construction. The roots of his idealistic achievement are traced to the social concerns of the Progressive era and the Arts and Crafts movement, and the influence of Chicago architectLouis Sullivan (1856–1924), who argued for a “new architecture in America,” unaffected by the past and based on a transcendental view of nature.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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    TALK: The Specter of Social Engineering: Scientism and its Critics in the Long 1950s  
  4041 HSSB, UCSB Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Room 4041, Santa Barbara CA
TALK: The Specter of Social Engineering: Scientism and its Critics in the Long 1950s Andrew Jewett (History, Harvard University) Friday, October 7, 2016/1:00 PM 4041 HSSB Andrew Jewett’s talk traces fears about science’s cultural impact among intellectual and political leaders and ordinary citizens in postwar America. Jewett is the author of Science, Democracy, and the American University: From the Civil War to the Cold War (2012). Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor & Democracy.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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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 ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Astronomical Unit Public Meeting & Lecture "Asteroid Occulations"  
  Chuck McPartlin  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Join Chuck McPartlin (Astronomical Unit) as he talks about “Asteroid Occultations” when an asteroid passes in front of a visible star.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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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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Macbeth  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

The 2016-17 Season launches with Shakespeare’s Macbeth. ETC’s first foray in decades into the works of Shakespeare arrives just in time for election season with one of literature’s great tales of blind and bloody political ambition. Fresh from victory against the invading forces of Ireland and Norway, the triumphant General Macbeth is presented with a chilling prophecy from three witches: he will ascend to the throne of Scotland despite possessing no royal blood. Uncertain of the truth behind the witches’ words, Macbeth reveals the prophecy to his wife, who immediately begins plotting her husband’s ascension to power. Spurred by his wife’s unquenchable thirst for influence and status, Macbeth murders King Duncan in his sleep, throwing the kingdom into a bloody upheaval.    ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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  October 8
   
Water Wise Home Garden  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Originally the Home Demonstration Garden designed by landscape architect Ron Lutsko, the Water Wise Home Garden features our Easy California Native Plants in a variety of landscape applications: sunny mixed borders, shady understory of a mature oak tree, ground covers, and decorative potted plants. These plans are easy to grow, readily available (at the Garden Growers Nursery and elsewhere), drought tolerant, wildlife habitats, and beautiful! Its small scale and realistic setting make this garden relevant to today's home gardener. The displays in the garden highlight ways you can be water savvy at home.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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  (805) 682-4726
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Tattoo & Scrimshaw: the Art of the Sailor  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

Celebrating the long history of nautical tattoos and sailor art, with a blend of historical artifacts, archival photos and contemporary photography. LIFE OF THE SAILOR – SUPERSTITION AT SEA The seaman’s life during the Age of Sail (16th to mid-19th century) was hard and often shortened by natural and man-made dangers. Tattoos identified a man as a long-term sailor who earned his living primarily at sea. A complex system of superstitions grew over time that offered comfort and protection in this dangerous environment. Tattoos became a part of these beliefs. Exhibit is so popular, it has been extended to October 31, 2016.   ($0 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
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  (805) 962-8404
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Point Conception Lighthouse Fresnel Lens  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

The Point Conception first order Fresnel lens has stood watch for nearly 160 years, guiding ships safely around the “Cape Horn of the Pacific.” The Point Conception lens was designed and built in Paris, France in 1854, using a refracted prism system designed by French physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel. The lens was first lit on February 1, 1856. Because of persistent heavy fog at higher elevation, a second lighthouse was built on the lower bluff, and the lens was moved in June, 1882. While the lens saw many vessels meet their ultimate fate in this “graveyard” of the Central Coast, the light also saved and provided safe passage to thousands of vessels over the years.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
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  (805) 962-8404
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Hidden Treasures: Museum Staff Favorites from the Collection  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

What do a lamp made out of seashells, a delicate hand-painted fan, a rifle from the 1850s, and a leather guitar case signed by Walt Disney have in common? These are just a few of the Museum's "hidden treasures" that have captivated our staff.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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  (805) 966-1601
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Project Fiesta: Building a Complete History of Old Spanish Days  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

Fall in love with the history of Old Spanish Days Fiesta as memories of the festival come to life with stories, vintage posters, costumes, historical photographs, film and artifacts that connect our community and celebrate our traditions. Special thanks to: Old Spanish Days. Eleanor Van Cott.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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  (805) 966-1601
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Fall - Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpbacks, Blue Whales, Southbound Gray 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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California Condors  
  Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara CA

With the opening of California Trails on Earth Day 2009, the Santa Barbara Zoo became one of a handful of zoos to exhibit these highly endangered scavengers – the largest land birds in North America, with wingspans topping 9½ feet. The Santa Barbara Zoo’s condors are still part of the recovery program and wear wing tags that identify them as individuals. The lower the number, the older the bird.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
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  (805) 962-5339
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Fall Native Plant Sale  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Just in time for the fall planting season, The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden will hold the largest sale of native plants between Los Angeles and San Francisco ... featuring more than 5,000 California native plants, and over 450 varieties. Now is the time to plant so that your Garden will be blooming next spring! Come and enjoy shopping throughout the month of October as the Garden’s courtyard is transformed into a botanical wonderland stocked with fascinating plants from growers across the state, with many grown right here at the Botanic Garden. As always, Garden staff and volunteers are available to provide expert planting advice ~ free of charge. Runs through Sunday November 1.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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  (805) 682-4726
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British Art from Whistler to World War II  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Curated by art historian Peyton Skipwith and drawn entirely from the permanent collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, this selection of some 50 paintings, drawings, and sculptures presents an overview of British art from around 1890 through 1945. Essentially, the exhibition presents the story of modernism unique to England: the persistence of figuration even as the lessons from continental avant-garde practice were absorbed. Cubism, Surrealism, Suprematism, Expressionism, and Vorticism signaled a definitive rupture with the tradition of representational content as commonly understood and a decided move towards abstraction. Artists represented include three of the founders of the New English Art Club: Walter Sickert, Philip Wilson Steer, and Paul Maitland, who established an alternative exhibition space to the traditional spaces of the Royal Academy in the 1890s. Richly represented are those artists who attended the Slade School in the heady years right before World War I, including James Innes, Christopher Nevinson, Adrian Allinson, and Stanley Spencer. The show takes the visitor through the World Wars and the ultimate absorption of continental modernism in England with representative works by Wyndam Lewis, Paul Nash, John Tunnard, and Eileen Agar and concludes with the biomorphic abstractions of Graham Sutherland and Henry Moore.    ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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Cecil Beaton’s “London’s Honourable Scars”: Photographs of the Blitz  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Adjacent to the “British Art from Whistler to World War II” exhibition, is a series of dramatic World War II photographs by Sir Cecil Beaton (1904–1980). Best known for his iconic images of royalty and movie legends and multi-award winning designs for such films as “My Fair Lady,” Beaton created extraordinary photographs of Britain during World War II’s cataclysm. Already established in the 1930s as a major fashion, society and Hollywood photographer, Beaton was hired by the UK’s Ministry of Information at the war’s outset to persuasively reflect the hardships and spirit of the British nation during this legendary time of trial.   ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Seven Doors: Jan Tichy and the Chiaroscuro of Art Museum Collecting  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18 – November 27, 2016 ..... In this unique presentation, artist Jan Tichy (b. 1974, Czech, resides in Chicago) has devised a special installation in direct response to the Museum’s current position in its 75-year history―on the brink of a transformative renovation, with the vibration and sound of concrete demolition palpable. The Museum is typically celebrated for the art that it displays. But in the situation of systematic overhaul for renovation in which SBMA finds itself, suddenly some doors that are habitually open, must be closed. Tichy is known for his time-based video installations, which are typically motivated by a specific social and institutional situation. In this case, the institution of the Museum is at a turning point in its evolution. Working with SBMA curators and with full access to the Museum’s rich documentation, which has recently been organized and mostly digitized in anticipation of the Museum’s 75th-anniversary year now underway, Tichy has combined his own work with seven objects that he has plucked from the Museum’s vast permanent collection. The result is a stunning, visually elegant, and meaningful exhibition in the hallowed spaces of the original 1912 post office structure, which was later designated the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in 1941.   ($6 - $10)
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)
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Science on Site: Seeing Rocks Through the Eyes of a Geologist  
  Josh Garber (UCSB)  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

RE-SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 8 Come to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History for a unique opportunity to interact with professionals that work in a variety of natural history and scientific fields. During Science on Site observe the work of professionals as it is conducted up-close, have direct one-on-one engagements, and participate in a scientific or nature-based activity.    
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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 ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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SBBG ShinKanAn Teahouse and Garden  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - ShinKanAn Teahouse, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Visitors and members are welcome to experience our ShinKanAn Teahouse and Garden. Trained Teahouse volunteers are available to share their skills and answer questions about the rich traditions of the Japanese tea ceremony. Free with Garden admission.    
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    Cosmic Safari  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Travel to yet undiscovered planets in the far reaches of space to search for life in the universe. In differing environmental conditions, you'll discover what living creatures might look like on worlds very different from our own. From the giant insect-like life forms on low-gravity planets to the highly muscular star-shaped creatures on high-gravity worlds, Cosmic Safari transforms scientific theory into exotic worlds filled with fantastic creatures never before imagined.    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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LIFEFORMS: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Through sketches, masks and prosthetics, LIFEFORMS: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore, explores this legendary makeup artist’s process of creating singular film and television characters and creatures. This is the first exhibition to display the designs of Westmore (BA 1961, Art History) through the development of some of science fiction’s most iconic characters, including Data, Worf and the Borg species. This Oscar and Emmy award-winner visually explodes the boundaries of the human form with designs for a diverse, multicultural, multispecies universe, providing an entertaining and meaningful exploration of the intricacies of human nature. Currently, Westmore encourages the next generation of makeup artists as a featured guest star on the popular television show, Face Off. Curated by Jessica Archer, Graduate Student and Rebecca Harlow, Curatorial Assistant.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Done. Undone. Redone. The Chair  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

The evolution of the chair has depended upon the human body and the history of previous designs. The challenge of chair design is to balance form and function; it is as important to look at a chair as it is to sit in it. This exhibition explores the morphology of chair design and the 'object-ness' of the chair as a sculptural statement. Works from the eighteenth century to present day, including modern icons by Eames, Rietveld, Schindler, and Weber, reveal both the rejection and the revisiting of earlier styles. Curated by Lilit Sadoyan, Curatorial Fellow and Doctoral Candidate, History of Art and Architecture.   
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Irving J. Gill: Simplicity and Reform  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Irving J. Gill (1870–1936) created a distinctive architecture in Southern California, using a refined and abstracted architectural vocabulary which he described as “the straight line, the cube, the arch, and the circle.” This exhibition examines Gill’s architectural language and his experiments with materials and construction. The roots of his idealistic achievement are traced to the social concerns of the Progressive era and the Arts and Crafts movement, and the influence of Chicago architectLouis Sullivan (1856–1924), who argued for a “new architecture in America,” unaffected by the past and based on a transcendental view of nature.   
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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 ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Macbeth  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

The 2016-17 Season launches with Shakespeare’s Macbeth. ETC’s first foray in decades into the works of Shakespeare arrives just in time for election season with one of literature’s great tales of blind and bloody political ambition. Fresh from victory against the invading forces of Ireland and Norway, the triumphant General Macbeth is presented with a chilling prophecy from three witches: he will ascend to the throne of Scotland despite possessing no royal blood. Uncertain of the truth behind the witches’ words, Macbeth reveals the prophecy to his wife, who immediately begins plotting her husband’s ascension to power. Spurred by his wife’s unquenchable thirst for influence and status, Macbeth murders King Duncan in his sleep, throwing the kingdom into a bloody upheaval.    ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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Bodies Unbound  
  Cynthia Waring  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

Written and Performed by Cynthia Waring, Directed by Jill André ..... As seen in New York City, Los Angeles and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Bodies Unbound is the triumphant story of a woman who left a convent—where she went to escape the pain of her life—and became a massage therapist. In laying her hands on more than 30,000 people, she discovered the sacredness of ordinary experience and the wisdom of the flesh. The poetry of her story will sing in your blood and touch you to the marrow of your bones. “A must see for those committed to healing.” Gillian McIntosh, Whole Life Times   ($23
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
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What's Up  
  Gladwin Planetarium, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

A truly interactive planetarium show where we discuss constellations, planets and deep sky objects that may be visible in tonight’s sky as well as recent astronomical events.   ($0 - $4)
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Birds of Prey  
  Audubon Society's Eyes in the Sky  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Visit the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 2:00PM to 4:00PM and see live raptors up-close.   
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Constantine Finehouse - Santa Barbara Music Club Free Concert  
  Constantine Finehouse, piano  
  Santa Barbara Public Library - Faulkner Gallery, 40 E Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara CA

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia and educated at the New England Conservatory, Juilliard, and Yale, Constantine Finehouse has performed extensively in the US and abroad. Recent recordings include Backwards Glance, which interweaves the music of Johannes Brahms and Richard Beaudoin, and The Bolcom Project, made in collaboration with his American Double partner, violinist Philip Ficsor. Finehouse will perform Frédéric Chopin’s Sonata No. 3 in b minor, Op. 58 and Robert Schumann’s Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Music Club
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Your Cosmic Quest (en espanol los domingos, 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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    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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Macbeth  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

The 2016-17 Season launches with Shakespeare’s Macbeth. ETC’s first foray in decades into the works of Shakespeare arrives just in time for election season with one of literature’s great tales of blind and bloody political ambition. Fresh from victory against the invading forces of Ireland and Norway, the triumphant General Macbeth is presented with a chilling prophecy from three witches: he will ascend to the throne of Scotland despite possessing no royal blood. Uncertain of the truth behind the witches’ words, Macbeth reveals the prophecy to his wife, who immediately begins plotting her husband’s ascension to power. Spurred by his wife’s unquenchable thirst for influence and status, Macbeth murders King Duncan in his sleep, throwing the kingdom into a bloody upheaval.    ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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Bodies Unbound  
  Cynthia Waring  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

Written and Performed by Cynthia Waring, Directed by Jill André ..... As seen in New York City, Los Angeles and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Bodies Unbound is the triumphant story of a woman who left a convent—where she went to escape the pain of her life—and became a massage therapist. In laying her hands on more than 30,000 people, she discovered the sacredness of ordinary experience and the wisdom of the flesh. The poetry of her story will sing in your blood and touch you to the marrow of your bones. “A must see for those committed to healing.” Gillian McIntosh, Whole Life Times   ($23
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
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Alonzo King LINES Ballet  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Celebrated contemporary ballet company Alonzo King LINES Ballet imbues classical ballet with new expression. Guided by the unique artistic direction of Alonzo King, “one of the few bona fide visionaries in the ballet world today” (San Francisco Chronicle), the California-based company collaborates with noted composers, musicians and visual artists from around the world as King continues to develop classical forms and techniques into a new language of movement. His understanding of ballet is brought to life by the company’s extraordinary dancers. As it deconstructs the familiar and introduces the unexpected, Alonzo King LINES Ballet redefines what you thought you knew about ballet.   
Presented by ... UCSB Arts & Lectures
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  October 9
   
Water Wise Home Garden  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Originally the Home Demonstration Garden designed by landscape architect Ron Lutsko, the Water Wise Home Garden features our Easy California Native Plants in a variety of landscape applications: sunny mixed borders, shady understory of a mature oak tree, ground covers, and decorative potted plants. These plans are easy to grow, readily available (at the Garden Growers Nursery and elsewhere), drought tolerant, wildlife habitats, and beautiful! Its small scale and realistic setting make this garden relevant to today's home gardener. The displays in the garden highlight ways you can be water savvy at home.   
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Tattoo & Scrimshaw: the Art of the Sailor  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

Celebrating the long history of nautical tattoos and sailor art, with a blend of historical artifacts, archival photos and contemporary photography. LIFE OF THE SAILOR – SUPERSTITION AT SEA The seaman’s life during the Age of Sail (16th to mid-19th century) was hard and often shortened by natural and man-made dangers. Tattoos identified a man as a long-term sailor who earned his living primarily at sea. A complex system of superstitions grew over time that offered comfort and protection in this dangerous environment. Tattoos became a part of these beliefs. Exhibit is so popular, it has been extended to October 31, 2016.   ($0 - $10)
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Point Conception Lighthouse Fresnel Lens  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

The Point Conception first order Fresnel lens has stood watch for nearly 160 years, guiding ships safely around the “Cape Horn of the Pacific.” The Point Conception lens was designed and built in Paris, France in 1854, using a refracted prism system designed by French physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel. The lens was first lit on February 1, 1856. Because of persistent heavy fog at higher elevation, a second lighthouse was built on the lower bluff, and the lens was moved in June, 1882. While the lens saw many vessels meet their ultimate fate in this “graveyard” of the Central Coast, the light also saved and provided safe passage to thousands of vessels over the years.    
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Fall - Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpbacks, Blue Whales, Southbound Gray 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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California Condors  
  Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara CA

With the opening of California Trails on Earth Day 2009, the Santa Barbara Zoo became one of a handful of zoos to exhibit these highly endangered scavengers – the largest land birds in North America, with wingspans topping 9½ feet. The Santa Barbara Zoo’s condors are still part of the recovery program and wear wing tags that identify them as individuals. The lower the number, the older the bird.   
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Fall Native Plant Sale  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Just in time for the fall planting season, The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden will hold the largest sale of native plants between Los Angeles and San Francisco ... featuring more than 5,000 California native plants, and over 450 varieties. Now is the time to plant so that your Garden will be blooming next spring! Come and enjoy shopping throughout the month of October as the Garden’s courtyard is transformed into a botanical wonderland stocked with fascinating plants from growers across the state, with many grown right here at the Botanic Garden. As always, Garden staff and volunteers are available to provide expert planting advice ~ free of charge. Runs through Sunday November 1.    
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British Art from Whistler to World War II  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Curated by art historian Peyton Skipwith and drawn entirely from the permanent collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, this selection of some 50 paintings, drawings, and sculptures presents an overview of British art from around 1890 through 1945. Essentially, the exhibition presents the story of modernism unique to England: the persistence of figuration even as the lessons from continental avant-garde practice were absorbed. Cubism, Surrealism, Suprematism, Expressionism, and Vorticism signaled a definitive rupture with the tradition of representational content as commonly understood and a decided move towards abstraction. Artists represented include three of the founders of the New English Art Club: Walter Sickert, Philip Wilson Steer, and Paul Maitland, who established an alternative exhibition space to the traditional spaces of the Royal Academy in the 1890s. Richly represented are those artists who attended the Slade School in the heady years right before World War I, including James Innes, Christopher Nevinson, Adrian Allinson, and Stanley Spencer. The show takes the visitor through the World Wars and the ultimate absorption of continental modernism in England with representative works by Wyndam Lewis, Paul Nash, John Tunnard, and Eileen Agar and concludes with the biomorphic abstractions of Graham Sutherland and Henry Moore.    ($6 - $10)
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Cecil Beaton’s “London’s Honourable Scars”: Photographs of the Blitz  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Adjacent to the “British Art from Whistler to World War II” exhibition, is a series of dramatic World War II photographs by Sir Cecil Beaton (1904–1980). Best known for his iconic images of royalty and movie legends and multi-award winning designs for such films as “My Fair Lady,” Beaton created extraordinary photographs of Britain during World War II’s cataclysm. Already established in the 1930s as a major fashion, society and Hollywood photographer, Beaton was hired by the UK’s Ministry of Information at the war’s outset to persuasively reflect the hardships and spirit of the British nation during this legendary time of trial.   ($6 - $10)
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Seven Doors: Jan Tichy and the Chiaroscuro of Art Museum Collecting  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18 – November 27, 2016 ..... In this unique presentation, artist Jan Tichy (b. 1974, Czech, resides in Chicago) has devised a special installation in direct response to the Museum’s current position in its 75-year history―on the brink of a transformative renovation, with the vibration and sound of concrete demolition palpable. The Museum is typically celebrated for the art that it displays. But in the situation of systematic overhaul for renovation in which SBMA finds itself, suddenly some doors that are habitually open, must be closed. Tichy is known for his time-based video installations, which are typically motivated by a specific social and institutional situation. In this case, the institution of the Museum is at a turning point in its evolution. Working with SBMA curators and with full access to the Museum’s rich documentation, which has recently been organized and mostly digitized in anticipation of the Museum’s 75th-anniversary year now underway, Tichy has combined his own work with seven objects that he has plucked from the Museum’s vast permanent collection. The result is a stunning, visually elegant, and meaningful exhibition in the hallowed spaces of the original 1912 post office structure, which was later designated the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in 1941.   ($6 - $10)
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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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 ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Asian American Neighborhood Festival  
  El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, 123 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara CA

The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation presents the Asian American Neighborhood Festival, an outdoor event celebrating Asian American heritage. This free, family-friendly event celebrates the history and culture of the Asian communities that once thrived in and around the Santa Barbara Presidio. Learn about a number of Asian cultures through performances, food, and hands-on activities. Performances and artistic displays will celebrate the rich and vibrant traditions of our Asian American community. Traditional cultural performances feature dance, drumming, music, and other performing arts.    
Presented by ... El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park
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Hidden Treasures: Museum Staff Favorites from the Collection  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

What do a lamp made out of seashells, a delicate hand-painted fan, a rifle from the 1850s, and a leather guitar case signed by Walt Disney have in common? These are just a few of the Museum's "hidden treasures" that have captivated our staff.    
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Project Fiesta: Building a Complete History of Old Spanish Days  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

Fall in love with the history of Old Spanish Days Fiesta as memories of the festival come to life with stories, vintage posters, costumes, historical photographs, film and artifacts that connect our community and celebrate our traditions. Special thanks to: Old Spanish Days. Eleanor Van Cott.   
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Cosmic Safari  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Travel to yet undiscovered planets in the far reaches of space to search for life in the universe. In differing environmental conditions, you'll discover what living creatures might look like on worlds very different from our own. From the giant insect-like life forms on low-gravity planets to the highly muscular star-shaped creatures on high-gravity worlds, Cosmic Safari transforms scientific theory into exotic worlds filled with fantastic creatures never before imagined.    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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LIFEFORMS: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Through sketches, masks and prosthetics, LIFEFORMS: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore, explores this legendary makeup artist’s process of creating singular film and television characters and creatures. This is the first exhibition to display the designs of Westmore (BA 1961, Art History) through the development of some of science fiction’s most iconic characters, including Data, Worf and the Borg species. This Oscar and Emmy award-winner visually explodes the boundaries of the human form with designs for a diverse, multicultural, multispecies universe, providing an entertaining and meaningful exploration of the intricacies of human nature. Currently, Westmore encourages the next generation of makeup artists as a featured guest star on the popular television show, Face Off. Curated by Jessica Archer, Graduate Student and Rebecca Harlow, Curatorial Assistant.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Done. Undone. Redone. The Chair  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

The evolution of the chair has depended upon the human body and the history of previous designs. The challenge of chair design is to balance form and function; it is as important to look at a chair as it is to sit in it. This exhibition explores the morphology of chair design and the 'object-ness' of the chair as a sculptural statement. Works from the eighteenth century to present day, including modern icons by Eames, Rietveld, Schindler, and Weber, reveal both the rejection and the revisiting of earlier styles. Curated by Lilit Sadoyan, Curatorial Fellow and Doctoral Candidate, History of Art and Architecture.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Irving J. Gill: Simplicity and Reform  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Irving J. Gill (1870–1936) created a distinctive architecture in Southern California, using a refined and abstracted architectural vocabulary which he described as “the straight line, the cube, the arch, and the circle.” This exhibition examines Gill’s architectural language and his experiments with materials and construction. The roots of his idealistic achievement are traced to the social concerns of the Progressive era and the Arts and Crafts movement, and the influence of Chicago architectLouis Sullivan (1856–1924), who argued for a “new architecture in America,” unaffected by the past and based on a transcendental view of nature.   
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Beach Clean Ups at Arroyo Burro Beach  
  Sponsored By Explore Ecology  
  South Coast Watershed Resource Center, 2981 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara CA

Clean the Beach. Help the Ocean. FEEL GOOD. When? 2nd Sundays of the Month, 12:00-2:00 pm. Where? Arroyo Burro Beach Who? You and your friends. 2nd Sundays of the Month- Upcoming Dates are Feb. 14, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12. Clean Ups start at 12:00 noon.    
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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    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 ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Studio Sundays on the Front Steps - Watercolor  
  Studio Sundays  
  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. In October, draw lines and shapes on paper using quill pens and ink, then layer the composition with watercolor paint on transparency, inspired by John Tunnard’s Last Day (1944).    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Macbeth  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

The 2016-17 Season launches with Shakespeare’s Macbeth. ETC’s first foray in decades into the works of Shakespeare arrives just in time for election season with one of literature’s great tales of blind and bloody political ambition. Fresh from victory against the invading forces of Ireland and Norway, the triumphant General Macbeth is presented with a chilling prophecy from three witches: he will ascend to the throne of Scotland despite possessing no royal blood. Uncertain of the truth behind the witches’ words, Macbeth reveals the prophecy to his wife, who immediately begins plotting her husband’s ascension to power. Spurred by his wife’s unquenchable thirst for influence and status, Macbeth murders King Duncan in his sleep, throwing the kingdom into a bloody upheaval.    ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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What's Up  
  Gladwin Planetarium, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

A truly interactive planetarium show where we discuss constellations, planets and deep sky objects that may be visible in tonight’s sky as well as recent astronomical events.   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711
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Birds of Prey  
  Audubon Society's Eyes in the Sky  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Visit the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 2:00PM to 4:00PM and see live raptors up-close.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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State and Local Ballot Measure Forum  
  League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara- Education Fd  
  Faulkner Gallery, 40 East Anapamu @ SB Library , Santa Barbara CA
Sunday, October 9, 2-4 pm Faulkner Gallery 40 East Anapamu @ SB public library SB 93101 Ballot Measures - Informational Forum A discussion of the ballot measures pros and cons of the 17 California State Propositions and the Santa Barbara 11 local measures   
Presented by ... League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara
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  (805) 965-2422
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Peter Gros - Wildlife Educator and Advocate  
  Peter Gros  
  UCSB Campbell Hall, UCSB Campus , Santa Barbara CA

Peter Gros ... from the Original Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom Meet some of the world’s friendliest exotic animals up close! Wildlife expert and environmental conservationist Peter Gros, co-host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom on Animal Planet, will share exciting adventures from his travels, inspirational tales of conservation and the thrill of wildlife filming – including hilarious animal bloopers. With action-packed stories from nearly 30 years in the field with sharks, tigers, elephants and more, and accompanied by a menagerie of his magnificent animal friends, Gros will introduce a connection to the natural world that can rarely be experienced.    ($12 - $16)
Presented by ... UCSB Arts & Lectures
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  (805) 893-3535
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Your Cosmic Quest (en espanol los domingos, 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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Shark Sundays  
  Sea Center, 211 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara CA

Shark Sundays Sundays at 3:30 PM Watch us feed sharks and rays. Observe shark feeding behaviors, and if you're lucky, help us throw in a few pieces too! Included with admission to the Sea Center.    
Presented by ... Sea Center
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  (805) 962-2526 x110
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  October 10
   
Water Wise Home Garden  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Originally the Home Demonstration Garden designed by landscape architect Ron Lutsko, the Water Wise Home Garden features our Easy California Native Plants in a variety of landscape applications: sunny mixed borders, shady understory of a mature oak tree, ground covers, and decorative potted plants. These plans are easy to grow, readily available (at the Garden Growers Nursery and elsewhere), drought tolerant, wildlife habitats, and beautiful! Its small scale and realistic setting make this garden relevant to today's home gardener. The displays in the garden highlight ways you can be water savvy at home.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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  (805) 682-4726
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Tattoo & Scrimshaw: the Art of the Sailor  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

Celebrating the long history of nautical tattoos and sailor art, with a blend of historical artifacts, archival photos and contemporary photography. LIFE OF THE SAILOR – SUPERSTITION AT SEA The seaman’s life during the Age of Sail (16th to mid-19th century) was hard and often shortened by natural and man-made dangers. Tattoos identified a man as a long-term sailor who earned his living primarily at sea. A complex system of superstitions grew over time that offered comfort and protection in this dangerous environment. Tattoos became a part of these beliefs. Exhibit is so popular, it has been extended to October 31, 2016.   ($0 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
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  (805) 962-8404
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Point Conception Lighthouse Fresnel Lens  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

The Point Conception first order Fresnel lens has stood watch for nearly 160 years, guiding ships safely around the “Cape Horn of the Pacific.” The Point Conception lens was designed and built in Paris, France in 1854, using a refracted prism system designed by French physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel. The lens was first lit on February 1, 1856. Because of persistent heavy fog at higher elevation, a second lighthouse was built on the lower bluff, and the lens was moved in June, 1882. While the lens saw many vessels meet their ultimate fate in this “graveyard” of the Central Coast, the light also saved and provided safe passage to thousands of vessels over the years.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
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  (805) 962-8404
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California Condors  
  Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara CA

With the opening of California Trails on Earth Day 2009, the Santa Barbara Zoo became one of a handful of zoos to exhibit these highly endangered scavengers – the largest land birds in North America, with wingspans topping 9½ feet. The Santa Barbara Zoo’s condors are still part of the recovery program and wear wing tags that identify them as individuals. The lower the number, the older the bird.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
  More Info
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  (805) 962-5339
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Fall Native Plant Sale  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Just in time for the fall planting season, The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden will hold the largest sale of native plants between Los Angeles and San Francisco ... featuring more than 5,000 California native plants, and over 450 varieties. Now is the time to plant so that your Garden will be blooming next spring! Come and enjoy shopping throughout the month of October as the Garden’s courtyard is transformed into a botanical wonderland stocked with fascinating plants from growers across the state, with many grown right here at the Botanic Garden. As always, Garden staff and volunteers are available to provide expert planting advice ~ free of charge. Runs through Sunday November 1.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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  (805) 682-4726
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October Science Pub  
  Dr. Douglas McCauley  
  Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant , 18 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA

From elephants to monarch butterflies, the news is full of stories about the decline of wildlife health on land - but what is the status of animal life on the other 71% of our planet: our oceans? Dr. Douglas McCauley will provide a brief history of the ways we have changed our oceans; what he believes to be the next biggest, but largely unrecognized, threat to marine life; and what we can each do to help ensure a healthier future for animal life in the oceans.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711
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  October 11
   
Water Wise Home Garden  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Originally the Home Demonstration Garden designed by landscape architect Ron Lutsko, the Water Wise Home Garden features our Easy California Native Plants in a variety of landscape applications: sunny mixed borders, shady understory of a mature oak tree, ground covers, and decorative potted plants. These plans are easy to grow, readily available (at the Garden Growers Nursery and elsewhere), drought tolerant, wildlife habitats, and beautiful! Its small scale and realistic setting make this garden relevant to today's home gardener. The displays in the garden highlight ways you can be water savvy at home.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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  (805) 682-4726
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Holistic Defense: Stabilizing Lives, Reducing Recidivism, Creating Safer Communities  
  The Bronx defenders  
  Falkner Gallery at the Santa Barbara Public Librar, 40 E Anapamu St, Santa Barbara CA
The public is invited to an informative presentation about a cultural shift taking place in criminal justice reform. The Holistic Defense program utilizes innovative and individualized case management to address risk factors for criminal behavior and reduce recidivism by stabilizing offenders’ lives.   
Presented by ... Family Service Agency
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  (805) 965-1001 x245
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Tattoo & Scrimshaw: the Art of the Sailor  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

Celebrating the long history of nautical tattoos and sailor art, with a blend of historical artifacts, archival photos and contemporary photography. LIFE OF THE SAILOR – SUPERSTITION AT SEA The seaman’s life during the Age of Sail (16th to mid-19th century) was hard and often shortened by natural and man-made dangers. Tattoos identified a man as a long-term sailor who earned his living primarily at sea. A complex system of superstitions grew over time that offered comfort and protection in this dangerous environment. Tattoos became a part of these beliefs. Exhibit is so popular, it has been extended to October 31, 2016.   ($0 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 962-8404
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Point Conception Lighthouse Fresnel Lens  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

The Point Conception first order Fresnel lens has stood watch for nearly 160 years, guiding ships safely around the “Cape Horn of the Pacific.” The Point Conception lens was designed and built in Paris, France in 1854, using a refracted prism system designed by French physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel. The lens was first lit on February 1, 1856. Because of persistent heavy fog at higher elevation, a second lighthouse was built on the lower bluff, and the lens was moved in June, 1882. While the lens saw many vessels meet their ultimate fate in this “graveyard” of the Central Coast, the light also saved and provided safe passage to thousands of vessels over the years.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
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  Website
  (805) 962-8404
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Hidden Treasures: Museum Staff Favorites from the Collection  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

What do a lamp made out of seashells, a delicate hand-painted fan, a rifle from the 1850s, and a leather guitar case signed by Walt Disney have in common? These are just a few of the Museum's "hidden treasures" that have captivated our staff.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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  Website
  (805) 966-1601
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Project Fiesta: Building a Complete History of Old Spanish Days  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

Fall in love with the history of Old Spanish Days Fiesta as memories of the festival come to life with stories, vintage posters, costumes, historical photographs, film and artifacts that connect our community and celebrate our traditions. Special thanks to: Old Spanish Days. Eleanor Van Cott.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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  Website
  (805) 966-1601
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California Condors  
  Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara CA

With the opening of California Trails on Earth Day 2009, the Santa Barbara Zoo became one of a handful of zoos to exhibit these highly endangered scavengers – the largest land birds in North America, with wingspans topping 9½ feet. The Santa Barbara Zoo’s condors are still part of the recovery program and wear wing tags that identify them as individuals. The lower the number, the older the bird.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 962-5339
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Fall Native Plant Sale  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Just in time for the fall planting season, The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden will hold the largest sale of native plants between Los Angeles and San Francisco ... featuring more than 5,000 California native plants, and over 450 varieties. Now is the time to plant so that your Garden will be blooming next spring! Come and enjoy shopping throughout the month of October as the Garden’s courtyard is transformed into a botanical wonderland stocked with fascinating plants from growers across the state, with many grown right here at the Botanic Garden. As always, Garden staff and volunteers are available to provide expert planting advice ~ free of charge. Runs through Sunday November 1.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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  (805) 682-4726
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British Art from Whistler to World War II  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Curated by art historian Peyton Skipwith and drawn entirely from the permanent collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, this selection of some 50 paintings, drawings, and sculptures presents an overview of British art from around 1890 through 1945. Essentially, the exhibition presents the story of modernism unique to England: the persistence of figuration even as the lessons from continental avant-garde practice were absorbed. Cubism, Surrealism, Suprematism, Expressionism, and Vorticism signaled a definitive rupture with the tradition of representational content as commonly understood and a decided move towards abstraction. Artists represented include three of the founders of the New English Art Club: Walter Sickert, Philip Wilson Steer, and Paul Maitland, who established an alternative exhibition space to the traditional spaces of the Royal Academy in the 1890s. Richly represented are those artists who attended the Slade School in the heady years right before World War I, including James Innes, Christopher Nevinson, Adrian Allinson, and Stanley Spencer. The show takes the visitor through the World Wars and the ultimate absorption of continental modernism in England with representative works by Wyndam Lewis, Paul Nash, John Tunnard, and Eileen Agar and concludes with the biomorphic abstractions of Graham Sutherland and Henry Moore.    ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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Cecil Beaton’s “London’s Honourable Scars”: Photographs of the Blitz  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Adjacent to the “British Art from Whistler to World War II” exhibition, is a series of dramatic World War II photographs by Sir Cecil Beaton (1904–1980). Best known for his iconic images of royalty and movie legends and multi-award winning designs for such films as “My Fair Lady,” Beaton created extraordinary photographs of Britain during World War II’s cataclysm. Already established in the 1930s as a major fashion, society and Hollywood photographer, Beaton was hired by the UK’s Ministry of Information at the war’s outset to persuasively reflect the hardships and spirit of the British nation during this legendary time of trial.   ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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Seven Doors: Jan Tichy and the Chiaroscuro of Art Museum Collecting  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18 – November 27, 2016 ..... In this unique presentation, artist Jan Tichy (b. 1974, Czech, resides in Chicago) has devised a special installation in direct response to the Museum’s current position in its 75-year history―on the brink of a transformative renovation, with the vibration and sound of concrete demolition palpable. The Museum is typically celebrated for the art that it displays. But in the situation of systematic overhaul for renovation in which SBMA finds itself, suddenly some doors that are habitually open, must be closed. Tichy is known for his time-based video installations, which are typically motivated by a specific social and institutional situation. In this case, the institution of the Museum is at a turning point in its evolution. Working with SBMA curators and with full access to the Museum’s rich documentation, which has recently been organized and mostly digitized in anticipation of the Museum’s 75th-anniversary year now underway, Tichy has combined his own work with seven objects that he has plucked from the Museum’s vast permanent collection. The result is a stunning, visually elegant, and meaningful exhibition in the hallowed spaces of the original 1912 post office structure, which was later designated the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in 1941.   ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Natural History of the Channel Islands  
  Dr. Denise Knapp  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

The California Channel Islands are world-renowned for their scenic beauty and rich natural resources, including a large proportion of plants and animals found nowhere else on earth. This ten week course will cover various angles of the terrestrial ecology and natural history of these gems of the central coast. You will learn about the most interesting features of the plant, animal, geologic, climatic, and human realms on these islands, all within the context of other island ecosystems, ecological processes, and island biogeography theory. You'll also learn of the greatest threats to the islands' biodiversity, and what the island owner-managers are doing to conserve and restore these islands' precious resources. This course will be taught by Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Director of Conservation & Research, Dr. Denise Knapp.    ($95 - $125)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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Art Without Limits October BizArts Presents: FUNDING: WHO & HOW DO I ASK? WITH JOHN HAMMOND  
  JOHN HAMMOND  
  Rabobank, 914 Carpinteria Street, Santa Barbara CA

OCTOBER BIZARTS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 5-7pm ART WITHOUT LIMITS PRESENTS: FUNDING: WHO & HOW DO I ASK? WITH JOHN HAMMOND Rabobank (by Milpas Roundabout) 914 Carpinteria Street, Santa Barbara, 93103 Suggested Donation $20 Sliding Scale Available Please Register at: www.awolsb.org A short talk exploring tips and tricks for finding grant opportunities and getting support for your project. On Tuesday, October 11th, 5-7pm, John Hammond will share some of his vast knowledge of tracking down and applying for grants. He will include a brief explanation of basic grant writing. For the curious, a list of most common mistakes to avoid will be shared. Warning! You might need to ask your self some hard questions.    ($0 - $20)
Presented by ... Art Without Limits
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  (805) 565-1332
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    Yes You Can Dance Salsa & Bachata  
  Veterans Memorial Building, 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd., 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! Veterans Memorial Building, second floor 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd. Santa Barbara, CA (between State Street and Castillo Street, across from West Beach) 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 $2; Non-Students $6 (cash only) Best Price in Town!   ($2 - $6)
Presented by ... Yes You Can Dance Salsa & Bachata
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  (805) 669-7098
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  October 12
   
Water Wise Home Garden  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Originally the Home Demonstration Garden designed by landscape architect Ron Lutsko, the Water Wise Home Garden features our Easy California Native Plants in a variety of landscape applications: sunny mixed borders, shady understory of a mature oak tree, ground covers, and decorative potted plants. These plans are easy to grow, readily available (at the Garden Growers Nursery and elsewhere), drought tolerant, wildlife habitats, and beautiful! Its small scale and realistic setting make this garden relevant to today's home gardener. The displays in the garden highlight ways you can be water savvy at home.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4726
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Hidden Treasures: Museum Staff Favorites from the Collection  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

What do a lamp made out of seashells, a delicate hand-painted fan, a rifle from the 1850s, and a leather guitar case signed by Walt Disney have in common? These are just a few of the Museum's "hidden treasures" that have captivated our staff.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 966-1601
  Email a Friend
 

Project Fiesta: Building a Complete History of Old Spanish Days  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

Fall in love with the history of Old Spanish Days Fiesta as memories of the festival come to life with stories, vintage posters, costumes, historical photographs, film and artifacts that connect our community and celebrate our traditions. Special thanks to: Old Spanish Days. Eleanor Van Cott.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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  (805) 966-1601
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Fall - Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpbacks, Blue Whales, Southbound Gray 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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California Condors  
  Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara CA

With the opening of California Trails on Earth Day 2009, the Santa Barbara Zoo became one of a handful of zoos to exhibit these highly endangered scavengers – the largest land birds in North America, with wingspans topping 9½ feet. The Santa Barbara Zoo’s condors are still part of the recovery program and wear wing tags that identify them as individuals. The lower the number, the older the bird.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 962-5339
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Fall Native Plant Sale  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Just in time for the fall planting season, The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden will hold the largest sale of native plants between Los Angeles and San Francisco ... featuring more than 5,000 California native plants, and over 450 varieties. Now is the time to plant so that your Garden will be blooming next spring! Come and enjoy shopping throughout the month of October as the Garden’s courtyard is transformed into a botanical wonderland stocked with fascinating plants from growers across the state, with many grown right here at the Botanic Garden. As always, Garden staff and volunteers are available to provide expert planting advice ~ free of charge. Runs through Sunday November 1.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4726
  Email a Friend
     
   
British Art from Whistler to World War II  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Curated by art historian Peyton Skipwith and drawn entirely from the permanent collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, this selection of some 50 paintings, drawings, and sculptures presents an overview of British art from around 1890 through 1945. Essentially, the exhibition presents the story of modernism unique to England: the persistence of figuration even as the lessons from continental avant-garde practice were absorbed. Cubism, Surrealism, Suprematism, Expressionism, and Vorticism signaled a definitive rupture with the tradition of representational content as commonly understood and a decided move towards abstraction. Artists represented include three of the founders of the New English Art Club: Walter Sickert, Philip Wilson Steer, and Paul Maitland, who established an alternative exhibition space to the traditional spaces of the Royal Academy in the 1890s. Richly represented are those artists who attended the Slade School in the heady years right before World War I, including James Innes, Christopher Nevinson, Adrian Allinson, and Stanley Spencer. The show takes the visitor through the World Wars and the ultimate absorption of continental modernism in England with representative works by Wyndam Lewis, Paul Nash, John Tunnard, and Eileen Agar and concludes with the biomorphic abstractions of Graham Sutherland and Henry Moore.    ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
  Email a Friend
 

Cecil Beaton’s “London’s Honourable Scars”: Photographs of the Blitz  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Adjacent to the “British Art from Whistler to World War II” exhibition, is a series of dramatic World War II photographs by Sir Cecil Beaton (1904–1980). Best known for his iconic images of royalty and movie legends and multi-award winning designs for such films as “My Fair Lady,” Beaton created extraordinary photographs of Britain during World War II’s cataclysm. Already established in the 1930s as a major fashion, society and Hollywood photographer, Beaton was hired by the UK’s Ministry of Information at the war’s outset to persuasively reflect the hardships and spirit of the British nation during this legendary time of trial.   ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
  Email a Friend
 

Seven Doors: Jan Tichy and the Chiaroscuro of Art Museum Collecting  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18 – November 27, 2016 ..... In this unique presentation, artist Jan Tichy (b. 1974, Czech, resides in Chicago) has devised a special installation in direct response to the Museum’s current position in its 75-year history―on the brink of a transformative renovation, with the vibration and sound of concrete demolition palpable. The Museum is typically celebrated for the art that it displays. But in the situation of systematic overhaul for renovation in which SBMA finds itself, suddenly some doors that are habitually open, must be closed. Tichy is known for his time-based video installations, which are typically motivated by a specific social and institutional situation. In this case, the institution of the Museum is at a turning point in its evolution. Working with SBMA curators and with full access to the Museum’s rich documentation, which has recently been organized and mostly digitized in anticipation of the Museum’s 75th-anniversary year now underway, Tichy has combined his own work with seven objects that he has plucked from the Museum’s vast permanent collection. The result is a stunning, visually elegant, and meaningful exhibition in the hallowed spaces of the original 1912 post office structure, which was later designated the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in 1941.   ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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LIFEFORMS: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Through sketches, masks and prosthetics, LIFEFORMS: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore, explores this legendary makeup artist’s process of creating singular film and television characters and creatures. This is the first exhibition to display the designs of Westmore (BA 1961, Art History) through the development of some of science fiction’s most iconic characters, including Data, Worf and the Borg species. This Oscar and Emmy award-winner visually explodes the boundaries of the human form with designs for a diverse, multicultural, multispecies universe, providing an entertaining and meaningful exploration of the intricacies of human nature. Currently, Westmore encourages the next generation of makeup artists as a featured guest star on the popular television show, Face Off. Curated by Jessica Archer, Graduate Student and Rebecca Harlow, Curatorial Assistant.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Done. Undone. Redone. The Chair  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

The evolution of the chair has depended upon the human body and the history of previous designs. The challenge of chair design is to balance form and function; it is as important to look at a chair as it is to sit in it. This exhibition explores the morphology of chair design and the 'object-ness' of the chair as a sculptural statement. Works from the eighteenth century to present day, including modern icons by Eames, Rietveld, Schindler, and Weber, reveal both the rejection and the revisiting of earlier styles. Curated by Lilit Sadoyan, Curatorial Fellow and Doctoral Candidate, History of Art and Architecture.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Irving J. Gill: Simplicity and Reform  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Irving J. Gill (1870–1936) created a distinctive architecture in Southern California, using a refined and abstracted architectural vocabulary which he described as “the straight line, the cube, the arch, and the circle.” This exhibition examines Gill’s architectural language and his experiments with materials and construction. The roots of his idealistic achievement are traced to the social concerns of the Progressive era and the Arts and Crafts movement, and the influence of Chicago architectLouis Sullivan (1856–1924), who argued for a “new architecture in America,” unaffected by the past and based on a transcendental view of nature.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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    Your Cosmic Quest (en espanol los domingos, 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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Journals - Your Way!  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Join us for this new class! Led by Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Education Programs Coordinator and artist Kate Davis, each class will feature a guest who will present their preferred style of keeping a nature journal. Learn about the traditional Grinnell method, literary, photographic, sketching, and creative styles for keeping records of your observations of nature. Each class begins with a 15 minute introduction, followed by 30 minutes of time to journal together in the Garden as we develop our personal style for keeping a journal. Bring your journal and join our inspiring presenters!    ($75 - $100)
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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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The Theatre Group at SBCC presents OTHER DESERT CITIES  
  SBCC - Garvin Theatre, 900 block of Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara CA

The Theatre Group at SBCC will continue the 16/17 season with the compelling drama, OTHER DESERT CITIES by Jon Robin Baitz, October 12-29, 2016 in the Garvin Theatre.    ($10 - $26)
Presented by ... The Theatre Group at SBCC
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Macbeth  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

The 2016-17 Season launches with Shakespeare’s Macbeth. ETC’s first foray in decades into the works of Shakespeare arrives just in time for election season with one of literature’s great tales of blind and bloody political ambition. Fresh from victory against the invading forces of Ireland and Norway, the triumphant General Macbeth is presented with a chilling prophecy from three witches: he will ascend to the throne of Scotland despite possessing no royal blood. Uncertain of the truth behind the witches’ words, Macbeth reveals the prophecy to his wife, who immediately begins plotting her husband’s ascension to power. Spurred by his wife’s unquenchable thirst for influence and status, Macbeth murders King Duncan in his sleep, throwing the kingdom into a bloody upheaval.    ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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  October 13
   
Earl Warren Showgrounds Flea Market  
  Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara CA

Hours: 8am – 3pm on Thursdays. Admission: Free. Parking: Free. Contact: Sue (818) 590-5435.   
Presented by ... Earl Warren Showgrounds
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Water Wise Home Garden  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Originally the Home Demonstration Garden designed by landscape architect Ron Lutsko, the Water Wise Home Garden features our Easy California Native Plants in a variety of landscape applications: sunny mixed borders, shady understory of a mature oak tree, ground covers, and decorative potted plants. These plans are easy to grow, readily available (at the Garden Growers Nursery and elsewhere), drought tolerant, wildlife habitats, and beautiful! Its small scale and realistic setting make this garden relevant to today's home gardener. The displays in the garden highlight ways you can be water savvy at home.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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The Modern Marketing Summit: ONTRApalooza 2016  
  Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph; Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso; and leading authors and digital marketers Neil Patel and Ryan Deiss  
  The Fess Parker Double Tree, 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara CA
This October, 600 entrepreneurs and small business owners will come together for the fifth annual ONTRApalooza, the premier business-building conference for entrepreneurs all over the world. Attendees will get access to 16 hands-on business building workshops, learn from the sharpest minds in marketing, sales, operations and customer experience and get the inside scoop on what’s coming next from ONTRAPORT.    ($497 - $1197)
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Tattoo & Scrimshaw: the Art of the Sailor  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

Celebrating the long history of nautical tattoos and sailor art, with a blend of historical artifacts, archival photos and contemporary photography. LIFE OF THE SAILOR – SUPERSTITION AT SEA The seaman’s life during the Age of Sail (16th to mid-19th century) was hard and often shortened by natural and man-made dangers. Tattoos identified a man as a long-term sailor who earned his living primarily at sea. A complex system of superstitions grew over time that offered comfort and protection in this dangerous environment. Tattoos became a part of these beliefs. Exhibit is so popular, it has been extended to October 31, 2016.   ($0 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
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Point Conception Lighthouse Fresnel Lens  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

The Point Conception first order Fresnel lens has stood watch for nearly 160 years, guiding ships safely around the “Cape Horn of the Pacific.” The Point Conception lens was designed and built in Paris, France in 1854, using a refracted prism system designed by French physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel. The lens was first lit on February 1, 1856. Because of persistent heavy fog at higher elevation, a second lighthouse was built on the lower bluff, and the lens was moved in June, 1882. While the lens saw many vessels meet their ultimate fate in this “graveyard” of the Central Coast, the light also saved and provided safe passage to thousands of vessels over the years.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
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Hidden Treasures: Museum Staff Favorites from the Collection  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

What do a lamp made out of seashells, a delicate hand-painted fan, a rifle from the 1850s, and a leather guitar case signed by Walt Disney have in common? These are just a few of the Museum's "hidden treasures" that have captivated our staff.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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Project Fiesta: Building a Complete History of Old Spanish Days  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

Fall in love with the history of Old Spanish Days Fiesta as memories of the festival come to life with stories, vintage posters, costumes, historical photographs, film and artifacts that connect our community and celebrate our traditions. Special thanks to: Old Spanish Days. Eleanor Van Cott.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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Fall - Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpbacks, Blue Whales, Southbound Gray 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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California Condors  
  Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara CA

With the opening of California Trails on Earth Day 2009, the Santa Barbara Zoo became one of a handful of zoos to exhibit these highly endangered scavengers – the largest land birds in North America, with wingspans topping 9½ feet. The Santa Barbara Zoo’s condors are still part of the recovery program and wear wing tags that identify them as individuals. The lower the number, the older the bird.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
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Fall Native Plant Sale  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Just in time for the fall planting season, The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden will hold the largest sale of native plants between Los Angeles and San Francisco ... featuring more than 5,000 California native plants, and over 450 varieties. Now is the time to plant so that your Garden will be blooming next spring! Come and enjoy shopping throughout the month of October as the Garden’s courtyard is transformed into a botanical wonderland stocked with fascinating plants from growers across the state, with many grown right here at the Botanic Garden. As always, Garden staff and volunteers are available to provide expert planting advice ~ free of charge. Runs through Sunday November 1.    
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British Art from Whistler to World War II  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Curated by art historian Peyton Skipwith and drawn entirely from the permanent collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, this selection of some 50 paintings, drawings, and sculptures presents an overview of British art from around 1890 through 1945. Essentially, the exhibition presents the story of modernism unique to England: the persistence of figuration even as the lessons from continental avant-garde practice were absorbed. Cubism, Surrealism, Suprematism, Expressionism, and Vorticism signaled a definitive rupture with the tradition of representational content as commonly understood and a decided move towards abstraction. Artists represented include three of the founders of the New English Art Club: Walter Sickert, Philip Wilson Steer, and Paul Maitland, who established an alternative exhibition space to the traditional spaces of the Royal Academy in the 1890s. Richly represented are those artists who attended the Slade School in the heady years right before World War I, including James Innes, Christopher Nevinson, Adrian Allinson, and Stanley Spencer. The show takes the visitor through the World Wars and the ultimate absorption of continental modernism in England with representative works by Wyndam Lewis, Paul Nash, John Tunnard, and Eileen Agar and concludes with the biomorphic abstractions of Graham Sutherland and Henry Moore.    ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Cecil Beaton’s “London’s Honourable Scars”: Photographs of the Blitz  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Adjacent to the “British Art from Whistler to World War II” exhibition, is a series of dramatic World War II photographs by Sir Cecil Beaton (1904–1980). Best known for his iconic images of royalty and movie legends and multi-award winning designs for such films as “My Fair Lady,” Beaton created extraordinary photographs of Britain during World War II’s cataclysm. Already established in the 1930s as a major fashion, society and Hollywood photographer, Beaton was hired by the UK’s Ministry of Information at the war’s outset to persuasively reflect the hardships and spirit of the British nation during this legendary time of trial.   ($6 - $10)
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Seven Doors: Jan Tichy and the Chiaroscuro of Art Museum Collecting  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18 – November 27, 2016 ..... In this unique presentation, artist Jan Tichy (b. 1974, Czech, resides in Chicago) has devised a special installation in direct response to the Museum’s current position in its 75-year history―on the brink of a transformative renovation, with the vibration and sound of concrete demolition palpable. The Museum is typically celebrated for the art that it displays. But in the situation of systematic overhaul for renovation in which SBMA finds itself, suddenly some doors that are habitually open, must be closed. Tichy is known for his time-based video installations, which are typically motivated by a specific social and institutional situation. In this case, the institution of the Museum is at a turning point in its evolution. Working with SBMA curators and with full access to the Museum’s rich documentation, which has recently been organized and mostly digitized in anticipation of the Museum’s 75th-anniversary year now underway, Tichy has combined his own work with seven objects that he has plucked from the Museum’s vast permanent collection. The result is a stunning, visually elegant, and meaningful exhibition in the hallowed spaces of the original 1912 post office structure, which was later designated the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in 1941.   ($6 - $10)
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Free Nutrition & Diabetes Education Classes  
  William Sansum Diabetes Center - 2nd Floor, 2219 Bath Street, Santa Barbara CA

Free Nutrition and Diabetes education offered weekly provided by our Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. The last Thursday of every month is a special guest cooking demonstration. Every Thursday 12:00-1:00 PM.    
Presented by ... William Sansum Diabetes Center
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LIFEFORMS: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Through sketches, masks and prosthetics, LIFEFORMS: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore, explores this legendary makeup artist’s process of creating singular film and television characters and creatures. This is the first exhibition to display the designs of Westmore (BA 1961, Art History) through the development of some of science fiction’s most iconic characters, including Data, Worf and the Borg species. This Oscar and Emmy award-winner visually explodes the boundaries of the human form with designs for a diverse, multicultural, multispecies universe, providing an entertaining and meaningful exploration of the intricacies of human nature. Currently, Westmore encourages the next generation of makeup artists as a featured guest star on the popular television show, Face Off. Curated by Jessica Archer, Graduate Student and Rebecca Harlow, Curatorial Assistant.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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Done. Undone. Redone. The Chair  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

The evolution of the chair has depended upon the human body and the history of previous designs. The challenge of chair design is to balance form and function; it is as important to look at a chair as it is to sit in it. This exhibition explores the morphology of chair design and the 'object-ness' of the chair as a sculptural statement. Works from the eighteenth century to present day, including modern icons by Eames, Rietveld, Schindler, and Weber, reveal both the rejection and the revisiting of earlier styles. Curated by Lilit Sadoyan, Curatorial Fellow and Doctoral Candidate, History of Art and Architecture.   
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Irving J. Gill: Simplicity and Reform  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Irving J. Gill (1870–1936) created a distinctive architecture in Southern California, using a refined and abstracted architectural vocabulary which he described as “the straight line, the cube, the arch, and the circle.” This exhibition examines Gill’s architectural language and his experiments with materials and construction. The roots of his idealistic achievement are traced to the social concerns of the Progressive era and the Arts and Crafts movement, and the influence of Chicago architectLouis Sullivan (1856–1924), who argued for a “new architecture in America,” unaffected by the past and based on a transcendental view of nature.   
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    TALK: The Color Line and the Borderline: Locating William Ellis, the Texas Slave who Became a Mexica  
  UCSB McCune Conference Room, UCSB Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Room 6020, Santa Barbara CA
TALK: The Color Line and the Borderline: Locating William Ellis, the Texas Slave who Became a Mexican Millionaire, in the Archives and in Family History Karl Jacoby (History, Columbia University) Members of the Ellis family Thursday, October 13, 2016 / 1:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB To his contemporaries in Gilded Age Manhattan, Guillermo Eliseo was a fantastically wealthy Mexican banker and broker, with an apartment on Central Park West and an office on Wall Street. He began life, however, as William Ellis, an enslaved African American in south Texas. Columbia University historian Karl Jacoby and members of Ellis’s family from Mexico and the U.S. discuss the meanings of Ellis’s strange career and the complicated path he charted through the archives and through family memories on both sides of the border. Sponsored by the Public History Program, the Dept. of Anthropology, the Dept. of History and the IHC’s Community Matters series.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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Birds of Prey  
  Audubon Society's Eyes in the Sky  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Visit the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 2:00PM to 4:00PM and see live raptors up-close.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Jelly Thursdays  
  Sea Center, 211 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara CA

Experience the beauty of jellies as they gracefully gather their microscopic meals. Bring your curiosity, questions, and cameras too. Thursdays at 4:00 PM   
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INAUGURAL LECTURE: Insubordinate Spaces for Intemperate Times: Why Civic Engagement Matters Now  
  IHC McCune Conference Room, UCSB Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Room 6020, Santa Barbara CA
INAUGURAL LECTURE: Insubordinate Spaces for Intemperate Times: Why Civic Engagement Matters Now George Lipsitz (Black Studies, UCSB) Barbara Tomlinson (Feminist Studies, UCSB) Thursday, October 13, 2016 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB What is a university and why does the work we do here matter? What is the relationship between what goes on in our classrooms, studios and laboratories and what transpires in the wider world around us? The arts, humanities and social sciences promise to cultivate the capacity to imagine and create a better world, to envision and enact a common creative existence. Yet in practice, higher education is structured in dominance and the skills it cultivates are used to hurt as well as to help, to dominate and subordinate as well as to liberate. At this moment in history, when the economy, the environment and the educational system are all perpetually in crisis, when wars without end rage around the world, and millions of people facing displacement, dispossession, and deportation find themselves consigned to unlivable destinies, it has never been more important, and never more difficult, to discern what the proper role of the university should be. We argue for an ethic of co-creation and accompaniment, for recognizing and recuperating the lost potential of civically- engaged scholarship and fusing it with the energy, imagination and artistry emanating from aggrieved communities. We contend that there is worthy work to be done, both at the scene of academic argument and at the scene of social justice struggles where imaginative projects of art-based community making are bringing forth new polities and new politics, new practices and new pedagogies. George Lipsitz studies social movements, urban culture, and inequality. His books include Midnight at The BarrelHouse, Footsteps in The Dark, The Posessive Investment in Whiteness, and Time Passages. Lipsitz serves as chairman of the board of directors of the African American Policy Forum and is a member of the board of directors of the National Fair Housing Alliance. He received his Ph.D in history at the University of Wisconsin. Barbara Tomlinson’s work on rhetoric and affect in feminist and antifeminist argument in sociolegal studies, feminist musicology, and feminist science studies has appeared in Signs: A Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Cultural Critique, Medical Anthropology Quarterly, Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology, Journal of American Studies, and Literatura e Estudos Culturais/ Literature and Cultural Studies. Other work, particularly on metaphor and composing processes, has appeared in Cultural Sociology, Written Communication, Metaphor and Symbolic Activity, the Journal of College Reading and Learning and edited collections. She received her Ph.D from University of California Riverside. Sponsored by the IHC’s Community Matters series.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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“Following the Ninth” - Film Screening and Conversation  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

The Santa Barbara Symphony presents a free screening of the documentary film Following the Ninth in conjunction with our Opening Weekend presentation of Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Filmed on 5 continents and in 12 countries, Following The Ninth is the story of four people whose lives have been transformed, repaired and healed by the 9th's message:' Alle Menschen werden Bruder (All People Are Connected).'    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Symphony
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Longing and Disappointment  
  Geoff Dyer and Andrew Winer  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Award-winning British author and USC Writer in Residence, Geoff Dyer shares the stage with fellow writer Andrew Winer, Chair of Creative Writing at UCR, to explore the creative process, health, Brexit, and why, from the personal to the global, what we think we want, never turns out to be what we thought it would be.   ($0 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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The Medford Brig Pilgrim – 1825  
  Randy Biddle  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

Randy Biddle will focus on the brig PILGRIM. Many of us are familiar with Richard Henry Dana, Jr. and his voyage aboard the brig PILGRIM to Alta, California, in 1834 from Boston, and of his return on the ship ALERT in 1835. However, much of what has been presented about the PILGRIM since the 1840 publication of Dana’s story turns out to be incorrect in many respects. Members only Reception • 6:15 – 6:45 pm.   ($0.00 - $10.00)
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The Theatre Group at SBCC presents OTHER DESERT CITIES  
  SBCC - Garvin Theatre, 900 block of Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara CA

The Theatre Group at SBCC will continue the 16/17 season with the compelling drama, OTHER DESERT CITIES by Jon Robin Baitz, October 12-29, 2016 in the Garvin Theatre.    ($10 - $26)
Presented by ... The Theatre Group at SBCC
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Macbeth  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

The 2016-17 Season launches with Shakespeare’s Macbeth. ETC’s first foray in decades into the works of Shakespeare arrives just in time for election season with one of literature’s great tales of blind and bloody political ambition. Fresh from victory against the invading forces of Ireland and Norway, the triumphant General Macbeth is presented with a chilling prophecy from three witches: he will ascend to the throne of Scotland despite possessing no royal blood. Uncertain of the truth behind the witches’ words, Macbeth reveals the prophecy to his wife, who immediately begins plotting her husband’s ascension to power. Spurred by his wife’s unquenchable thirst for influence and status, Macbeth murders King Duncan in his sleep, throwing the kingdom into a bloody upheaval.    ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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  October 14
    SB Audubon Friday Bird Walk at Hidden Valley Park  
  Trip Leader: Jack Sanford  
  Hidden Valley Park, 897 Calle de los Amigos, Santa Barbara CA
Please join us as we search for Black-headed Grosbeak, Towhee, Mockingbird, Woodpecker, and other surprises. Open to bird lovers of all ages and skill levels.    ($0
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Audubon Society
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Water Wise Home Garden  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Originally the Home Demonstration Garden designed by landscape architect Ron Lutsko, the Water Wise Home Garden features our Easy California Native Plants in a variety of landscape applications: sunny mixed borders, shady understory of a mature oak tree, ground covers, and decorative potted plants. These plans are easy to grow, readily available (at the Garden Growers Nursery and elsewhere), drought tolerant, wildlife habitats, and beautiful! Its small scale and realistic setting make this garden relevant to today's home gardener. The displays in the garden highlight ways you can be water savvy at home.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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The Modern Marketing Summit: ONTRApalooza 2016  
  Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph; Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso; and leading authors and digital marketers Neil Patel and Ryan Deiss  
  The Fess Parker Double Tree, 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara CA
This October, 600 entrepreneurs and small business owners will come together for the fifth annual ONTRApalooza, the premier business-building conference for entrepreneurs all over the world. Attendees will get access to 16 hands-on business building workshops, learn from the sharpest minds in marketing, sales, operations and customer experience and get the inside scoop on what’s coming next from ONTRAPORT.    ($497 - $1197)
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Tattoo & Scrimshaw: the Art of the Sailor  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

Celebrating the long history of nautical tattoos and sailor art, with a blend of historical artifacts, archival photos and contemporary photography. LIFE OF THE SAILOR – SUPERSTITION AT SEA The seaman’s life during the Age of Sail (16th to mid-19th century) was hard and often shortened by natural and man-made dangers. Tattoos identified a man as a long-term sailor who earned his living primarily at sea. A complex system of superstitions grew over time that offered comfort and protection in this dangerous environment. Tattoos became a part of these beliefs. Exhibit is so popular, it has been extended to October 31, 2016.   ($0 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
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Point Conception Lighthouse Fresnel Lens  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

The Point Conception first order Fresnel lens has stood watch for nearly 160 years, guiding ships safely around the “Cape Horn of the Pacific.” The Point Conception lens was designed and built in Paris, France in 1854, using a refracted prism system designed by French physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel. The lens was first lit on February 1, 1856. Because of persistent heavy fog at higher elevation, a second lighthouse was built on the lower bluff, and the lens was moved in June, 1882. While the lens saw many vessels meet their ultimate fate in this “graveyard” of the Central Coast, the light also saved and provided safe passage to thousands of vessels over the years.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
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Hidden Treasures: Museum Staff Favorites from the Collection  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

What do a lamp made out of seashells, a delicate hand-painted fan, a rifle from the 1850s, and a leather guitar case signed by Walt Disney have in common? These are just a few of the Museum's "hidden treasures" that have captivated our staff.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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Project Fiesta: Building a Complete History of Old Spanish Days  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

Fall in love with the history of Old Spanish Days Fiesta as memories of the festival come to life with stories, vintage posters, costumes, historical photographs, film and artifacts that connect our community and celebrate our traditions. Special thanks to: Old Spanish Days. Eleanor Van Cott.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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WORKSHOP: Engaging Undergraduates Through Community-Based Participatory Research  
  McCune Conference Room, UCSB Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Room 6020, Santa Barbara CA
WORKSHOP: Engaging Undergraduates Through Community-Based Participatory Research Anne H. Charity Hudley (Linguistics, The College of William and Mary) Friday, October 14, 2016 / 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Community-based participatory research (CBPR) empowers community members to fully participate in research from idea conception to interpretation and presentation of findings. Charity Hudley will demonstrate ways to engage undergraduate students through the use of CBPR. In the undergraduate context, CBPR expands the service-learning teaching approach to focus on research in addition to direct service and action learning models. Charity Hudley will also show how peer and graduate student mentoring can enhance the CBPR experience. She will share examples of work created by students in CBPR courses and how student’s initial work helped them to develop their academic and professional trajectories though college and beyond. Charity Hudley will address challenges that educators may face when teaching in a CBPR framework including: helping students understand community-centered in addition to IRB/human subjects centered ethics, helping students understand the limitations of the impacts of their research, and supporting community and student relationships when research projects are not successful. Charity Hudley will also show how CBPR is a way to engage students from diverse backgrounds and a way to work towards inclusivity in higher education, particularly in the professoriate. Sponsored by the Department of Linguistics and the IHC’s Community Matters series.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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Fall - Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpbacks, Blue Whales, Southbound Gray 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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California Condors  
  Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara CA

With the opening of California Trails on Earth Day 2009, the Santa Barbara Zoo became one of a handful of zoos to exhibit these highly endangered scavengers – the largest land birds in North America, with wingspans topping 9½ feet. The Santa Barbara Zoo’s condors are still part of the recovery program and wear wing tags that identify them as individuals. The lower the number, the older the bird.   
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Fall Native Plant Sale  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Just in time for the fall planting season, The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden will hold the largest sale of native plants between Los Angeles and San Francisco ... featuring more than 5,000 California native plants, and over 450 varieties. Now is the time to plant so that your Garden will be blooming next spring! Come and enjoy shopping throughout the month of October as the Garden’s courtyard is transformed into a botanical wonderland stocked with fascinating plants from growers across the state, with many grown right here at the Botanic Garden. As always, Garden staff and volunteers are available to provide expert planting advice ~ free of charge. Runs through Sunday November 1.    
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British Art from Whistler to World War II  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Curated by art historian Peyton Skipwith and drawn entirely from the permanent collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, this selection of some 50 paintings, drawings, and sculptures presents an overview of British art from around 1890 through 1945. Essentially, the exhibition presents the story of modernism unique to England: the persistence of figuration even as the lessons from continental avant-garde practice were absorbed. Cubism, Surrealism, Suprematism, Expressionism, and Vorticism signaled a definitive rupture with the tradition of representational content as commonly understood and a decided move towards abstraction. Artists represented include three of the founders of the New English Art Club: Walter Sickert, Philip Wilson Steer, and Paul Maitland, who established an alternative exhibition space to the traditional spaces of the Royal Academy in the 1890s. Richly represented are those artists who attended the Slade School in the heady years right before World War I, including James Innes, Christopher Nevinson, Adrian Allinson, and Stanley Spencer. The show takes the visitor through the World Wars and the ultimate absorption of continental modernism in England with representative works by Wyndam Lewis, Paul Nash, John Tunnard, and Eileen Agar and concludes with the biomorphic abstractions of Graham Sutherland and Henry Moore.    ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Cecil Beaton’s “London’s Honourable Scars”: Photographs of the Blitz  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Adjacent to the “British Art from Whistler to World War II” exhibition, is a series of dramatic World War II photographs by Sir Cecil Beaton (1904–1980). Best known for his iconic images of royalty and movie legends and multi-award winning designs for such films as “My Fair Lady,” Beaton created extraordinary photographs of Britain during World War II’s cataclysm. Already established in the 1930s as a major fashion, society and Hollywood photographer, Beaton was hired by the UK’s Ministry of Information at the war’s outset to persuasively reflect the hardships and spirit of the British nation during this legendary time of trial.   ($6 - $10)
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Seven Doors: Jan Tichy and the Chiaroscuro of Art Museum Collecting  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18 – November 27, 2016 ..... In this unique presentation, artist Jan Tichy (b. 1974, Czech, resides in Chicago) has devised a special installation in direct response to the Museum’s current position in its 75-year history―on the brink of a transformative renovation, with the vibration and sound of concrete demolition palpable. The Museum is typically celebrated for the art that it displays. But in the situation of systematic overhaul for renovation in which SBMA finds itself, suddenly some doors that are habitually open, must be closed. Tichy is known for his time-based video installations, which are typically motivated by a specific social and institutional situation. In this case, the institution of the Museum is at a turning point in its evolution. Working with SBMA curators and with full access to the Museum’s rich documentation, which has recently been organized and mostly digitized in anticipation of the Museum’s 75th-anniversary year now underway, Tichy has combined his own work with seven objects that he has plucked from the Museum’s vast permanent collection. The result is a stunning, visually elegant, and meaningful exhibition in the hallowed spaces of the original 1912 post office structure, which was later designated the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in 1941.   ($6 - $10)
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CALM Antique Show & Sale  
  Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara CA

ANTIQUES & VINTAGE DECORATIVE ARTS Show & Sale. -- 18th Century to -- Mid-Century Modern. Furniture & Decorative Accessories • Porcelain, Bronzes & Glassware • Silver and Silver Matching • Paintings, Prints & Maps • Fine & Costume Jewelry • Americana & Ethnic Items • Games & Advertising • Scientific and Technological Instruments • Industrial Items • Vintage Clothing and Accessories • Garden & Patio • American Folk Art • Rugs & Tapestries and much more!   ($5 - $6)
Presented by ... CALM - Child Abuse Listening Mediation
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LIFEFORMS: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Through sketches, masks and prosthetics, LIFEFORMS: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore, explores this legendary makeup artist’s process of creating singular film and television characters and creatures. This is the first exhibition to display the designs of Westmore (BA 1961, Art History) through the development of some of science fiction’s most iconic characters, including Data, Worf and the Borg species. This Oscar and Emmy award-winner visually explodes the boundaries of the human form with designs for a diverse, multicultural, multispecies universe, providing an entertaining and meaningful exploration of the intricacies of human nature. Currently, Westmore encourages the next generation of makeup artists as a featured guest star on the popular television show, Face Off. Curated by Jessica Archer, Graduate Student and Rebecca Harlow, Curatorial Assistant.   
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Done. Undone. Redone. The Chair  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

The evolution of the chair has depended upon the human body and the history of previous designs. The challenge of chair design is to balance form and function; it is as important to look at a chair as it is to sit in it. This exhibition explores the morphology of chair design and the 'object-ness' of the chair as a sculptural statement. Works from the eighteenth century to present day, including modern icons by Eames, Rietveld, Schindler, and Weber, reveal both the rejection and the revisiting of earlier styles. Curated by Lilit Sadoyan, Curatorial Fellow and Doctoral Candidate, History of Art and Architecture.   
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Irving J. Gill: Simplicity and Reform  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Irving J. Gill (1870–1936) created a distinctive architecture in Southern California, using a refined and abstracted architectural vocabulary which he described as “the straight line, the cube, the arch, and the circle.” This exhibition examines Gill’s architectural language and his experiments with materials and construction. The roots of his idealistic achievement are traced to the social concerns of the Progressive era and the Arts and Crafts movement, and the influence of Chicago architectLouis Sullivan (1856–1924), who argued for a “new architecture in America,” unaffected by the past and based on a transcendental view of nature.   
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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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    Final TGIF: Fall Feast (Thank Goodness It’s Friday Mixer)  
  Environmental Defense Center, 906 Garden Street, Santa Barbara CA

The Fall Feast is our TGIF season finale celebrating the bounty of food grown right here in Santa Barbara County! Join EDC for one of the most pleasant happy hours in town with local wines, craft beers, a complete catered dinner made from fresh, local foods, a raffle, and live music from some of Santa Barbara’s finest! Hosted by EDC, this is the perfect opportunity to hear from representatives of EDC and other non-profit organizations in the tri-county region about our work in protecting the local environment. Cost: $20: includes a full catered dinner with fresh, local foods, 2 drinks, & live music   ($20 - $20)
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The Mersey Beatles  
  The Mersey Beatles  
  Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara CA

Four Lads from Liverpool: U.S. Debut Tour ..... Meet JOHN LENNON’S SISTER and The Mersey Beatles – not your ordinary Beatles tribute band! This ALL LIVERPOOL BORN Beatles tribute band was the resident band for over a decade at the world famous CAVERN CLUB, where the Beatles got their start. These childhood friends have played in 20 countries, selling out shows worldwide…but never on U.S. soil! It has been 50 years since the last Beatles U.S. Invasion – and now 4 new lads from Liverpool are making their U.S. Debut!    
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The Theatre Group at SBCC presents OTHER DESERT CITIES  
  SBCC - Garvin Theatre, 900 block of Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara CA

The Theatre Group at SBCC will continue the 16/17 season with the compelling drama, OTHER DESERT CITIES by Jon Robin Baitz, October 12-29, 2016 in the Garvin Theatre.    ($10 - $26)
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Macbeth  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

The 2016-17 Season launches with Shakespeare’s Macbeth. ETC’s first foray in decades into the works of Shakespeare arrives just in time for election season with one of literature’s great tales of blind and bloody political ambition. Fresh from victory against the invading forces of Ireland and Norway, the triumphant General Macbeth is presented with a chilling prophecy from three witches: he will ascend to the throne of Scotland despite possessing no royal blood. Uncertain of the truth behind the witches’ words, Macbeth reveals the prophecy to his wife, who immediately begins plotting her husband’s ascension to power. Spurred by his wife’s unquenchable thirst for influence and status, Macbeth murders King Duncan in his sleep, throwing the kingdom into a bloody upheaval.    ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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  October 15
   
Water Wise Home Garden  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Originally the Home Demonstration Garden designed by landscape architect Ron Lutsko, the Water Wise Home Garden features our Easy California Native Plants in a variety of landscape applications: sunny mixed borders, shady understory of a mature oak tree, ground covers, and decorative potted plants. These plans are easy to grow, readily available (at the Garden Growers Nursery and elsewhere), drought tolerant, wildlife habitats, and beautiful! Its small scale and realistic setting make this garden relevant to today's home gardener. The displays in the garden highlight ways you can be water savvy at home.   
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Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

This signature event coincides with lobster season and features local commercial fishermen offering the Santa Barbara Channel’s freshest seafood. Fishermen and seafood vendors will provide thousands of festival-goers with an abundance of live lobster, crab, prawns, BBQ albacore, clam chowder, fish tacos, seafood gumbo and other prepared dishes. Arts and crafts vendors will offer jewelry, clothing, art, photography and other hand-crafted items. Ocean-related agencies will provide information and history about local ocean resources. Other activities include Maritime Museum films & exhibits, touch tanks, tall ship tours and free boat rides & dockside tours. Santa Barbara Harbor Merchants Association will sponsor local live entertainment on the main stage.   ($0
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Tattoo & Scrimshaw: the Art of the Sailor  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

Celebrating the long history of nautical tattoos and sailor art, with a blend of historical artifacts, archival photos and contemporary photography. LIFE OF THE SAILOR – SUPERSTITION AT SEA The seaman’s life duri