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  April 30
   
Gray Whales Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

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

Need to raise funds for your favorite non-profit? Fifteen hundred other Santa Barbara non-profits, PTA's, children's sports' teams, etc. do too.  Get an edge - discover key grant proposal components and how to generate them. Find out how you, as a volunteer or novice grant writer, can effectively research funding opportunities, draft a compelling need statement, and develop a realistic budget. Learn what essential documents should be included with a grant submission. Best of all - walk away with a 2-3 page boilerplate grant proposal and help your organization succeed.   ($49.00
Presented by ... SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning
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  (805) 687-0812
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    Elektra - NY Met Live in HD Opera Simulcast  
  Arlington Theatre, 1317 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

New York Met Live in HD Opera Simulcast   
Presented by ... Arlington Theatre
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  (805) 963-4408
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    The Whole Flock: Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

To celebrate our first 100 years, the Maximus Gallery will be showcasing Audubon prints from our Antique Natural History Print Collection. The Whole Flock; a centennial exhibit in three parts begins this spring with Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners. Images from The Birds of America will be accompanied by related bird songs and our historic egg collection highlighted as a reference to the origins of the Museum.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711
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Spring Plant Sale - Grow Native!  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

With thousands of plants from the many habitats of California, the Garden’s annual sales dwarf all other native plant events. Come for easy shopping as the Garden’s courtyard is filled with a huge selection of manzanita, ceanothus, sage, and coral bells, to name just a few. A small number of Matilija poppy and flannel bush will also be available. Iris will be in bud or bloom, allowing you a sneak peek at their beautiful colors before you buy!   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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  (805) 682-4726 x102
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The Day the Colors Danced- Kaleidoscope Creations!Art From Scrap Workshop  
  Kristen Walker  
  Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

The Art From Scrap (AFS) Workshop comes alive with a themed workshop every Saturday from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Open to artists of all ages and abilities, the workshops take place in the AFS Art Center; located upstairs from the Art From Scrap Creative ReUse Store. AFS Workshops utilize the vast amount of materials found in the store. By making art out of discarded materials; resources are saved and imaginations are stoked. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Make Art! Come to an AFS workshop and unleash your inner eco-artist.    ($8.00 - $8.00)
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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  (805) 884-0459 x11
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Second Annual Santa Barbara Beach Ball  
  Celebrating Celebrity Chef Cat Cora's Birthday  
  East Beach , 1118 East Cabrillo Blvd , Santa Barbara CA

This fundraising event will take place on April 30th at East Beach in Santa Barbara when we will honor our local celebrity chef Cat Cora’s Birthday with a family fun day at the beach. Cat is a long time supporter of Organic Soup Kitchen and we are very grateful to honor her birthday while raising awareness of our mission in Santa Barbara. The money raised at the event will allow us to serve nutrient-dense organic meals to seniors, cancer patients, medical outpatients, veterans, and many struggling families. Last year we served over 30,000 meals to our Community. Organic Soup Kitchen believes that no person regardless of financial status shall compromise the quality of food they feed themselves or their family. We operate under the premise that humanity can heal itself when offered a foundation of nutrition and compassion.    ($10 - $20)
Presented by ... Organic Soup Kitchen
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  (805) 284-3552
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Puja and Piety: Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist Art from the Indian Subcontinent  
  April 17 – July 31, 2016  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

This exhibition celebrates the complexity of South Asian representation and iconography by examining the relationship between aesthetic expression and the devotional practice, or puja, in the three native religions of the Indian subcontinent. Drawn from SBMA’s collection and augmented by loans, the exhibition presents some 160 objects of diverse medium created over the past two millennia for temples, home worship, festivals, and roadside shrines. From monumental painted temple hangings to meditation diagrams and portable pictures for pilgrims, from stone sculptures to processional bronzes and wooden chariots, from ancient terracottas to various devotional objects for domestic shrines, this exhibition aims to examine and provide contextualized insights for both classical and popular works of art.    ($5 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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Highlights of the Permanent Collection  
  Opens February 7, 2016 – Ongoing  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

In celebration of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary in 2016, this installation highlights the most celebrated works of art from SBMA’s permanent collection, as well as several of the most exciting gifts and acquisitions in the areas of modern and contemporary art, photography, and the arts of Asia. The small works on paper gallery features favorite photographs of former curator, Karen Sinsheimer, as a tribute to her vision in the building of the permanent collection. This eclectic group of objects, meant to sample the breadth and diversity of the permanent collection while some of the Museum’s galleries are temporarily closed for renovation, includes favorites such as the sensual life-size bronze Bather Putting Up Her Hair (1932) by Aristide Maillol, the haunting Yuan dynasty Seated Luohan (13th century), and the important, early painting by the famed Bay Area Figuration artist Richard Diebenkorn. Ridley-Tree Gallery also continues to showcase favorites of 19th-century Impressionism, such as the beloved Villas in Bordighera (1884) by Claude Monet, along with the long-term loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation and the collection of Michael Armand Hammer. Works of art honoring the collecting acumen of Karen Sinsheimer include photographs such as Michael Light’s captivating appropriation of Southern Lunar Hemisphere (1999)—a work that demonstrates the late curator’s fascination with innovative intersections of art and science.    ($5 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Lewis deSoto: Paranirvana (Self-Portrait)  
  On view April 17 – July 31, 2016  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Works by Lewis deSoto are informed by the artist’s longstanding interest in anthropology, history, mythology, and religion. Proficient in a variety of media, DeSoto is recognized for his photography, sculpture, and mixed media installations that incorporate video, sound, and performance. Paranirvana (Self-Portrait) (2015) is the most recent work in a series of oversize, inflatable sculptures based on the figure of the 12th-century Buddha at Gal Vihara in Sri Lanka. Conceived after his father died, figures from this series are in recline, much like the famous Buddha, and painted with features that resemble the artist. This work is just as much a self-portrait as it is a representation of universal life, death, and supreme consciousness. Activated with a low-noise industrial fan, the 26-foot long, 6-foot high sculpture inflates (inhales) when switched on, and deflates (exhales) when switched off at the end of each day, alluding to the spiritual breath, or Prana, in Hindu philosophy. Prevailing among a vast range of counterpoints: monumental and ephemeral, witty and thought-provoking, Paranirvana (Self-Portrait) rouses reflections upon existence, loss, spirituality, and much more. This work was specially commissioned by SBMA and is presented in the Museum’s historic Ludington Court.    ($5 - $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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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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Santa Barbara Fair & Expo  
  Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara CA

It’s a magical place that will put a smile on your face! Carnival Ride Thrillers, Farm Animal Adventures, Award Winning Fair Food and entertainment. With more than 30 rides and attractions, you will be transported to a dramatic world of fun. Don't miss the Solar Powered Carousel, only at the Santa Barbara Fair & Expo!    ($5 - $7)
Presented by ... Earl Warren Showgrounds
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  (805) 687-0766
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CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

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

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

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

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

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

"Origins of Life" deals with some of the most profound questions of life science: the origins of life and the human search for life beyond Earth. It features many recent discoveries related to life science.    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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Kids' Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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Bad Jews  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

By Joshua Harmon -- Daphna Feygenbaum swears she is the most devout Jew in her family. When her less observant cousin arrives to claim a treasured family heirloom and religious symbol, a hilarious and devastatingly funny battle of Old Testament proportions ignites. This youngest generation of Feygenbaums sharpen their wit, familial vitriol and humor making what The New York Post praises as, “delicious, nasty, good fun!” Sponsored by Ruth and Alan Heeger with support from Sybil Rosen. Directed by Jonathan Fox.    ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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  (805) 965-5400
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Shen Yun  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

The people of ancient China have long held that their magnificent culture was a gift from heaven. Art was primarily a means to explore the connection between humankind and the higher universe. Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of authentic Chinese culture. Its stunning beauty, purity, and tremendous energy leave audiences greatly uplifted and deeply inspired.   ($64.00 - $154.00)
Presented by ... The Granada Theatre
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  (805) 899-2222
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What's Up  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 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 ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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The Theatre Group at SBCC presents PROOF by David Auburn  
  JURKOWITZ THEATRE, 900 Block of Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara CA

The Theatre Group at SBCC will present David Auburn’s Tony Award-winning play, PROOF, directed by R. Michael Gros, as the final production of its 70th Anniversary Season, April 13-30, 2016 in the Jurkowitz Theatre.   ($14 - $26)
Presented by ... The Theatre Group at SBCC
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  (805) 965-5935
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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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Gray Whales Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Gray Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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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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A Varied Program -- Always Free Concert by Santa Barbara Music Club  
  Marian Drandell Gilbert, Takako Wakita, Betty Oberacker, Andrea Di Maggio, Trey Farrell, Joanne Kim, Andy Radford, Steven Gross  
  Santa Barbara Public Library - Faulkner Gallery, 40 E Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara CA

One of the highlights of Santa Barbara Music Club's concerts is the opportunity for audiences to hear great music from a variety of historical periods, with a diversity of musical forms, performed by excellent artists. The program opens with pianist Marian Drandell Gilbert interpreting two highly contrasting works from the Baroque and Contemporary periods, respectively: the resplendent Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826, of Johann Sebastian Bach and the impish From the Diary of a Fly, from “Mikrokosmos Vol. VI” by Béla Bartók. The Bach work is from a set of six suites published from 1726 to 1730, the first of Bach’s compositions to be published under his direction. Opening with an imposing three-part “Sinfonia,” itself including stately prelude, lyric cantabile, and three-voice fugal sections, the remaining movements (which are actually traditional Baroque dances) are a smoothly flowing “Allemande,” a lusty “Courante,” a tender “Sarabande,” a capricious “Rondeaux,” and an exuberant, cheerful “Capriccio.”   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Music Club
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  (805) 405-3218
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OFF THE WALL  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

The SBMA Women’s Board is once again hosting OFF THE WALL. Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres, and take home an original piece of art donated by local and regional artists. Each ticket purchased admits up to two people to the event and entitles the ticket holder(s) to one work of art. The evening begins with a short live auction for the first, second, and third picks. Then the remaining ticket holders’ names are drawn at random. As each name is drawn, that person selects a piece of art OFF THE WALL.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 884-6428
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    UCSB Student Recital: David Nakazono, trumpet  
  David Nakazono, trumpet. Dr. Natasha Kislenko, piano.  
  UCSB Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA
UCSB undergraduate student, David Nakazono (trumpet), will present a junior recital on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 6 p.m. in UCSB's Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. Works by Marcello, Hummel, and more. In collaboration with Dr. Natasha Kislenko. Admission is free.    ($0 - $0)
Presented by ... UCSB Department of Music
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  (805) 893-3230
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    Pentatonix  
  Pentatonix  
  Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas Street, Santa Barbara CA
Grammy Award winners Pentatonix announce the first tour dates for their 2016 World Tour which includes a stop at the Santa Barbara Bowl on Saturday, April 30 at 7:00 PM. Special guests Us The Duo will join the group on the road. This will be the first time the group will headline shows since their 2015 sold out On My Way Home Tour and since supporting Kelly Clarkson on her 2015 Piece By Piece summer tour.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Bowl
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  (805) 962-7411
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Ballet In Bloom  
  Santa Barbara Festival Ballet Company Performers  
  Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara CA

Spring is in the air, and we can prove it! Join us for an evening of classical and contemporary ballet as the SBFB Company Dancers perform choreography by UCSB dance maven Valerie Huston, new SBFB Artistic Director Aimee Lopez and long time Conservatory Director Denise Rinaldi, The timeless classic, Pas De Quatre, will also be performed by our Company Dancers.   ($20 - $28)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Festival Ballet
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  (805) 963-0408
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Shen Yun  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

The people of ancient China have long held that their magnificent culture was a gift from heaven. Art was primarily a means to explore the connection between humankind and the higher universe. Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of authentic Chinese culture. Its stunning beauty, purity, and tremendous energy leave audiences greatly uplifted and deeply inspired.   ($64.00 - $154.00)
Presented by ... The Granada Theatre
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 899-2222
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The Theatre Group at SBCC presents PROOF by David Auburn  
  JURKOWITZ THEATRE, 900 Block of Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara CA

The Theatre Group at SBCC will present David Auburn’s Tony Award-winning play, PROOF, directed by R. Michael Gros, as the final production of its 70th Anniversary Season, April 13-30, 2016 in the Jurkowitz Theatre.   ($14 - $26)
Presented by ... The Theatre Group at SBCC
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 965-5935
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Bad Jews  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

By Joshua Harmon -- Daphna Feygenbaum swears she is the most devout Jew in her family. When her less observant cousin arrives to claim a treasured family heirloom and religious symbol, a hilarious and devastatingly funny battle of Old Testament proportions ignites. This youngest generation of Feygenbaums sharpen their wit, familial vitriol and humor making what The New York Post praises as, “delicious, nasty, good fun!” Sponsored by Ruth and Alan Heeger with support from Sybil Rosen. Directed by Jonathan Fox.    ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 965-5400
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  May 1
   
Gray Whales Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

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

To celebrate our first 100 years, the Maximus Gallery will be showcasing Audubon prints from our Antique Natural History Print Collection. The Whole Flock; a centennial exhibit in three parts begins this spring with Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners. Images from The Birds of America will be accompanied by related bird songs and our historic egg collection highlighted as a reference to the origins of the Museum.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711
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Spring Plant Sale - Grow Native!  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

With thousands of plants from the many habitats of California, the Garden’s annual sales dwarf all other native plant events. Come for easy shopping as the Garden’s courtyard is filled with a huge selection of manzanita, ceanothus, sage, and coral bells, to name just a few. A small number of Matilija poppy and flannel bush will also be available. Iris will be in bud or bloom, allowing you a sneak peek at their beautiful colors before you buy!   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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  (805) 682-4726 x102
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Twinkle Twinkle for Little Stars  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

This presentation for families with children five years and under features a different topic every week. Come back again and again to learn about stars, planets, constellations, and more!   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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Cultivating the Wild: Native Gardens Tour  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden , 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

The Garden turns 90 this year, and to help us celebrate we are inviting the community to join us for the Cultivating the Wild native gardens tour at our own new gardens. Special tours, cupcakes, special guests, and activities for the whole family. Bring your family and friends for this for this special Garden-wide event.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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Santa Barbara Fair & Expo  
  Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara CA

It’s a magical place that will put a smile on your face! Carnival Ride Thrillers, Farm Animal Adventures, Award Winning Fair Food and entertainment. With more than 30 rides and attractions, you will be transported to a dramatic world of fun. Don't miss the Solar Powered Carousel, only at the Santa Barbara Fair & Expo!    ($5 - $7)
Presented by ... Earl Warren Showgrounds
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  (805) 687-0766
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Gray Whales Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

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

Set on the surface of the Moon in the year 2081, a grandfather and his children gaze out into space. As they watch the Moon’s shadow move across Earth, the grandfather tells stories of crashing asteroids, erupting volcanoes, roaring dinosaurs, electrifying lightning and booming thunder. While learning about eclipses, the ice age, Earth’s water cycle and differences between the Earth and Moon, the audience is taken on a roller-coaster-like ride through the canyons of raging rivers and hot flowing lava.   ($4
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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Kids' Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

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

By Joshua Harmon -- Daphna Feygenbaum swears she is the most devout Jew in her family. When her less observant cousin arrives to claim a treasured family heirloom and religious symbol, a hilarious and devastatingly funny battle of Old Testament proportions ignites. This youngest generation of Feygenbaums sharpen their wit, familial vitriol and humor making what The New York Post praises as, “delicious, nasty, good fun!” Sponsored by Ruth and Alan Heeger with support from Sybil Rosen. Directed by Jonathan Fox.    ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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  (805) 965-5400
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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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Concert on the Front Steps: Monsieur Periné  
  Monsieur Periné  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

All ages are invited to enjoy a performance by Monsieur Periné, recent Latin GRAMMY award winner for “Best New Artist.” Rooted in gypsy jazz and celebrating Django Reinhardt, Monsieur Periné‘s fresh style adds a variety of Latin elements from their native Colombia to the mix including cumbia, son, bolero, tango and samba, performed using traditional South American instruments like the charango, bandoneon, and Latin percussion. The band’s airy, yet virtuosic, instrumental foundation connects 1930s Paris with the youthful spirit of modern Bogotá. Hear their vibrant performance of “Swing a la Colombiana,” and make art inspired by the work of Uruguayan artist, Joaquín Torres-García, currently on view in Highlights of the Permanent Collection. Museum Front Steps Free    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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Gray Whales Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Gray Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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Savory & Sweet: It all Begins at Center Stage  
  An artistic and edible feast pairing exemplary Center Stage performances, carefully selected from the year’s best work, with great food and libations at the lovely home of Pamela Vander Heide  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

May 1 Center Stage Theater presents Savory & Sweet: It all Begins at Center Stage   ($75 - $1000)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
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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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Bad Jews  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

By Joshua Harmon -- Daphna Feygenbaum swears she is the most devout Jew in her family. When her less observant cousin arrives to claim a treasured family heirloom and religious symbol, a hilarious and devastatingly funny battle of Old Testament proportions ignites. This youngest generation of Feygenbaums sharpen their wit, familial vitriol and humor making what The New York Post praises as, “delicious, nasty, good fun!” Sponsored by Ruth and Alan Heeger with support from Sybil Rosen. Directed by Jonathan Fox.    ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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  (805) 965-5400
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An Evening with David Sedaris  
  David Sedaris  
  Arlington Theatre, 1317 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

David Sedaris returns to Santa Barbara for another enthralling round at the podium. “The closest thing the literary world has these days to a rock star” (The New York Times), Sedaris will regale us with hilarious anecdotes, not-yet-published writing and excerpts from his mega-best-selling books. His laugh-out-loud satire and engrossing storytelling have won him an avid following worldwide. Stick around after the show for his epic book signing, which has become the stuff of legends in itself: He might just put you in one of his next stories. A must-see evening for humor fans! (Mature content)   ($22 - $48)
Presented by ... UCSB Arts & Lectures
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Viva el Arte: Monsieur Periné  
  The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

The Luke and UCSB A&L end this season of FREE family concerts with Monsieur Periné - a group of young musicians based in Bogotá, Colombia, who perform Suin a la Colombiana – Colombian swing – based in the sounds of French Jazz Manouche, the swing of the late 30s. A completely original style, Suin a la Colombiana, features the South American charango, the clarinet and accordion borrowed from Colombian cumbia, and lots of percussion. Vocalist Catalina Garcia fronts the group performing classic boleros, sones cubanos, tangos and more.   
Presented by ... The Marjorie Luke Theatre
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  (805) 884-4087 x7
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  May 2
   
Gray Whales Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

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

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

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Gray Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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SBBG New Volunteer Orientation  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Join SBBG staff for an introduction to the different ways you can get involved in Garden activities. Potential volunteers learn about the diverse volunteer opportunities and the simple steps required to get started.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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  (805) 682-4726 x119
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Yuja Wang, piano  
  Yuja Wang  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Lauded for her prodigious technique, the 28-year-old Chinese-born pianist Yuja Wang has been praised for her authority over the most complex technical demands of the repertoire and the depth of her musical insight, as well as her fresh interpretations and charismatic stage presence. From her “enormous sensitivity” to her “endless range of expression” (New York Classical Review), Wang is the real thing: a world-famous artist who has achieved a level of brilliance that eludes many more experienced artists. A past recipient of the Gilmore Young Artist Award and the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Wang astounds everyone who sees her perform “fully in her element… she [takes] off like a rocket, all glitter and rhythmic sass” (Los Angeles Times).    ($16 - $58)
Presented by ... UCSB Arts & Lectures
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Lobero Live presents Capitol Steps  
  Capitol Steps  
  Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara CA

No one in the headlines is safe from the side-splitting satire of the Capitol Steps, the only group in Washington attempting to be funnier than Congress. This troupe of former Congressional staffers travels the country satirizing the very people and places that once employed them. Now in their 30th year, the Cap Steps continue to tour the U.S. presenting their unique brand of witty partisan mockery directly to their constituents. “When it comes to satire,” says the Washington Post, “you haven’t seen the real thing until you have been to the Capitol Steps.”    ($35.00 - $105.00)
Presented by ... Lobero Theatre
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  (805) 963-0761
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  May 3
   
Gray Whales Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

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

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

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Gray Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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    READING AND CONVERSATION: Bending Toward the Sun: A Mother-Daughter Memoir  
  Leslie Gilbert-Lurie  
  UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Room 6046, Santa Barbara CA
In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Week, Leslie Gilbert-Lurie will read from her 2009 memoir, written jointly with her mother Rita Lurie. Bending Toward the Sun tells the story of a unique family bond forged in the wake of brutal terror. Weaving together the voices of three generations of women, Gilbert-Lurie provides powerful evidence of the resilience of the human spirit, relevant to every culture in every corner of the world. Rita Lurie, like Anne Frank, spent years hiding from the Nazis; her long-hidden pain shaped both her daughter and granddaughter’s lives. Bringing together the stories of three generations of women, Bending Toward the Sun reveals how deeply the Holocaust lives in the hearts and minds of survivors and their descendants.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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TALK: Networks and Social Capital in Japan’s 3/11 disasters  
  UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB SSMS 2135, Santa Barbara CA
The March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and associated tsunami and nuclear meltdowns took nearly 20,000 lives, created half a million refugees, and affected energy policies as far away as Germany, Switzerland, and Italy. In Japan, mortality rates in coastal communities in the Tohoku region were not constant; instead, they varied widely from town to town. During the recovery period, some towns have rebuilt damaged infrastructure, reopened schools, and repopulated downtowns. Others have not been at successful. What explains the variation in mortality during the tsunami and recovery after the disaster? Using data gathered from fieldwork, interviews, and surveys, this talk looks closely at the role of social capital and networks. While many of us envision disaster mitigation in terms of physical infrastructure, the findings instead point to the power of social infrastructure to reduce mortality and accelerate post disaster recovery. Sponsored by the IHC’s Reinventing Japan RFG, the East Asia Center, the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, the Environmental Humanities Initiative, the UCSB Critical Issues in America series: Climate Futures, the Global Environmental Justice Project, the Department of Political Science, the Department of Environmental Studies, and the Department of Global Studies. • See more events sponsored by the IHC's Reinventing Japan RFG: http://www.ihc.ucsb.edu/tag/reinventing-japan-rfg/   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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SBBG Citizen Science Club  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Join us at Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens for our quarterly meetings showcasing our citizen science projects in our beautiful Blakesly Library meeting room. This month we will be featuring Bumble Bee Watch and Frog Watch.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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  (805) 682-4726
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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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    Swing Dance for Beginners  
  Merissa Foster  
  SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning , 310 W. Padre Street, Santa Barbara CA

Time to put those happy feet to work. Dancing the East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop and Charleston will get you moving and swinging in a way that you'll lose yourself in the energy of the moment. Meet fellow dancers-to-be and experience all the fun and excitement of these 20th century classics. Never danced before or just worried about your two left feet getting in the way? Come on and give it a try in a warm and welcoming environment. Let those happy feet transform into a happy you.   ($75.00
Presented by ... SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning
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  (805) 687-0812
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  May 4
   
Gray Whales Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

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

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Gray Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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World Music Series: Mariachi las Olas de S.B.  
  Mariachi las Olas de Santa Barbara  
  UCSB Department of Music, outdoor Music Bowl, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA
In recognition of El Cinco de Mayo, Santa Barbara-based Mariachi Las Olas, founded and directed by Juan Zaragoza, will perform various music genres from Mexico including rancheras, boleros, corridos, sones, and gustos. VIVA La Batalla de Puebla! May 4, 2016. Noon. Music Bowl. Free. Presented by the UCSB Multicultural Center and the Ethnomusicology Program in the Department of Music.    ($0 - $0)
Presented by ... UCSB Department of Music
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  (805) 893-3230
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Antioch University Santa Barbara Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Info Session  
  Antioch University Santa Barbara, 602 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara CA
We invite you to our next PsyD in Clinical Psychology Information Session on Wednesday, May 4 from noon to 1 p.m., where you can visit our downtown campus and meet PsyD faculty and a current student. Antioch wants to help make your educational and career goals possible.   ($0 - $0)
Presented by ... Antioch University
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  (805) 962-8179 x5301
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Gray Whales Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Gray Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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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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    TALK: Networks and Social Capital in Japan’s 3/11 disasters  
  UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB SSMS 2135, Santa Barbara CA
TALK: Networks and Social Capital in Japan’s 3/11 disasters Daniel Aldrich (Political Science, Northeastern University) Wednesday, May 04, 2016 /4:00 SSMS 2135 The 11 March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and associated tsunami and nuclear meltdowns took nearly 20,000 lives, created half a million refugees, and affected energy policies as far away as Germany, Switzerland, and Italy. In Japan, mortality rates in coastal communities in the Tohoku region were not constant; instead, they varied widely from town to town. During the recovery period, some towns have rebuilt damaged infrastructure, reopened schools, and repopulated downtowns. Others have not been at successful. What explains the variation in mortality during the tsunami and recovery after the disaster? Using data gathered from fieldwork, interviews, and surveys, this talk looks closely at the role of social capital and networks. While many of us envision disaster mitigation in terms of physical infrastructure, the findings instead point to the power of social infrastructure to reduce mortality and accelerate post disaster recovery. Sponsored by the IHC’s Reinventing Japan RFG, the East Asia Center, and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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TALK: Networks and Social Capital in Japan’s 3/11 disasters  
  UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, 2135 SSMS, UCSB, Santa Barbara CA
The 11 March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and associated tsunami and nuclear meltdowns took nearly 20,000 lives, created half a million refugees, and affected energy policies as far away as Germany, Switzerland, and Italy. In Japan, mortality rates in coastal communities in the Tohoku region were not constant; instead, they varied widely from town to town. During the recovery period, some towns have rebuilt damaged infrastructure, reopened schools, and repopulated downtowns. Others have not been at successful. What explains the variation in mortality during the tsunami and recovery after the disaster? Using data gathered from fieldwork, interviews, and surveys, this talk looks closely at the role of social capital and networks. While many of us envision disaster mitigation in terms of physical infrastructure, the findings instead point to the power of social infrastructure to reduce mortality and accelerate post disaster recovery. Sponsored by the IHC’s Reinventing Japan RFG, the East Asia Center, and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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    Antioch In Conversation: Projections of America  
  Antioch University Santa Barbara, 602 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara CA
The Antioch University Santa Barbara Bachelor of Arts Program is proud to present a screening of "Projections of America" on Wednesday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Hall. "Projections of America" is the story of a team of idealistic filmmakers who, during the darkest days of World War II, hoped the power of the movies could reshape the world.   
Presented by ... Antioch University
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  (805) 962-8179 x5228
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Expressing Motherhood Santa Barbara  
  The National Play about Motherhood Created in 2008 by Lindsay Kavet and Jessica Cribbs  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

Expressing Motherhood is coming to Santa Barbara’s Center Stage Theater! This national hit production has been showcasing true stories about motherhood to sold-out audiences since 2008. This one night only show is the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day, with readings from published authors Ann Faison and Judy Silk, and tales by many more talented storytellers and actors. Enjoy musical performances by comedic duo Mommy Tonk and local song bird Tommie Vaughn of Wall of Tom. For more info, visit http://expressingmotherhood.com/ and http://www.delongewrites.com/   ($23 - $28)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
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  (805) 963-8198
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    BEAUTIFUL DUCKLING: AN EVENING WITH LEGENDARY SCREENWRITER CHANG YUNG-HSIANG  
  Carsey-Wolf Center, 4431 SS&MS, Santa Barbara CA
Join us for a rare 35mm screening of a classic film from the golden era of Taiwan cinema, with special guest, screenwriter Chang Yung-hsiang. UCSB Professor Michael Berry will lead a discussion with the renowned screenwriter of over 100 films.   
Presented by ... Carsey-Wolf Center
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  (805) 893-4637
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Chile - North to South  
  Paul Mills  
  Santa Barbara County Horticultural Society, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Santa Barbara CA

Being stuck between the Atacama Desert in the north, the Pacific Ocean to the west, Andes to the east and Antarctica to the south, the flora of Chile has developed in isolation giving rise to many endemic (found nowhere else) plants. Paul Mills, our 2014 Bouquet of the Year Awardee and Assistant Curator at Madame Ganna Walska Lotusland, will offer a presentation on Chile that will take us to a number of different habitats and vegetation types – from north to south and west to east. In the north you find the hyper-arid Atacama Desert with some areas having never received measurable rainfall. Plants are relegated to the fog belt where they receive moisture in the form of condensation and occasional rain in conjunction with El Nino events. Central Chile enjoys a Mediterranean climate, just like central California, with warm, dry summers and wet, cool winters. The major population centers of Chile are located in the central part of the country and the landscape has been drastically altered by agriculture and by the massive plantations of pine and eucalyptus that are mostly used for pulp for foreign paper industries. There are isolated patches of native vegetation and a few national parks where the flora of the region can be appreciated. In the southern reaches of Chile there is increased rainfall and towering temperate rain forests – some of the richest on the planet. With its dramatic geography, amazing plants, stable government, strong economy, good infrastructure and warm people, Chile is an interesting and easy travel destination for intrepid plant seekers.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara County Horticultural Society
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  May 5
   
UCSB Economic Forecast Project  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Featured speakers are: James Bullard, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. In January 2015, The Economist named Bullard as the 7th most influential economist in the world; Rob Arnott, founder and chairman of Research Affiliates and a portfolio manager for PIMCO; and Chris Ludeman, Global President of Capital Markets for CBRE, the only commercial real estate firm in the Fortune 500. The Santa Barbara County economic forecast will be delivered by Peter Rupert, Executive Director of the UCSB Economic Forecast Project and chair of the Department of Economics at UCSB. A panel discussion with the speakers titled Connections: Federal Reserve Policy, Financial Markets and Global Investing will conclude the event.    ($25 - $200)
Presented by ... UCSB Arts & Lectures
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  (805) 893-3535
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Gray Whales Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

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

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

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Gray Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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    TALK: Can Neuroscience Help Us Understand Art?  
  Alva Noë (Philosophy, UC Berkeley)  
  UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Room 6046, Santa Barbara CA
Alva Noë is a philosopher of mind whose research and teaching focus on perception and consciousness, as well as the theory of art (with special attention to dance as well as visual art). Other interests include Phenomenology, Wittgenstein, Kant, and the origins of analytic philosophy, as well as topics in the philosophies of baseball and biology. He is a weekly contributor to National Public Radio’s science blog 13.7: Cosmos and Culture. Sponsored by the IHC series The Humanities and the Brain and the Center for Spatial Studies.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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    Quire of Voyces Short Program Concert  
  Opera Santa Barbara  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

The Santa Barbara Quire of Voyces returns to SBMA to perform a short program of choral music. The group was founded in 1993 to rediscover the sacred a capella choral music of the Renaissance and the modern age. Free    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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    CODE: DEBUGGING THE GENDER GAP  
  Carsey-Wolf Center, 4431 SS&MS, Santa Barbara CA
Expert voices from the worlds of tech, psychology, science, and education are intercut in this inspirational documentary, which examines why girls and people of color are not seeking opportunities in the rapidly growing computer science job sector. Code explores how cultural mindsets, stereotypes, educational hurdles and sexism all play roles in the national crisis that will see one million unfilled software engineering jobs in the U.S. by 2020.   
Presented by ... Carsey-Wolf Center
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CRIT: Spring ’16  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

May 5 Weslie Ching presents CRIT: Spring ’16 CRIT: Spring ’16 is the latest installment of a series of free informal showings of new works and works-in-progress by local performing artists followed by a community critique. Come check out some new work and let us know your reaction! We'll keep it short, easy, and fun. We welcome both long-time performing arts aficionados and curious newbies. The artists this round are Robin Bisio & Ethan Turpin, Ally Bortolazzo, Amanda Staples, and Melissa Lowenstein, with a post show critique moderated by Elizabeth Folk. INFO/CONTACT: wesliechingdance.com/CRIT or info@wesliechingdance.com   
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
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  (805) 963-8198
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Finding Vivian Maier  
  UCSB Campbell Hall, UCSB Campus , Santa Barbara CA

Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took more than 100,000 photographs that remained hidden in storage lockers for decades. Following the surprising discovery of the trove, Maier is now among the 20th century’s greatest street photographers. The strange and riveting story of her life and art is revealed through never before seen photographs, films and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her. (John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, 2014, 83 min.)    ($5 - $8)
Presented by ... UCSB Arts & Lectures
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Disco Fever ~ A 1st Thursday After-Hours  
  Margerum Wine Co., 813 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara CA

Disco Party with DJ Darla Bea! Join the Museum for 'Cinco de Mayo margaritas' to celebrate our exhibition "Stars, Snapshots & Chanel" which documents the Santa Barbara social scene of the 1970s with fashion and celebrity photos by Beverley Jackson. Free entry. No host bar. 1970s attire encouraged. All ages welcome.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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  (805) 966-1601
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  May 6
   
Gray Whales Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Gray Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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Painting the Natives  
  JoAnn Metzger  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Capture the structure and beauty of native wildflowers in vibrant watercolor. Beginning and advance students are welcome; materials are provided. Class will be held in the Arroyo Room.   ($100 - $150)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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  (805) 682-4726 x102
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Exclusive Craftsmanship at Bead Elements and Design Show  
  Fess Parker Doubletree, 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara CA

Bead Elements and Design Show will be returning to Fess Parker Doubletree Santa Barbara, May 6 - 8, 2016, with superb, handcrafted jewelry, artistic beads, one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories, jewelry supplies & vintage items. It takes craftsmanship to produce top-of-the-line design products, old-world techniques, materials and skills. These products are exclusive to the show –and offered by the artists themselves. Discerning attendees will have direct access to artisans skilled in beadmaking, metalworking, jewelry design, gemcutting, millinery, and weaving. View exhibitor list.    ($10.00
Presented by ... Bead Elements and Design Show
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  (530) 274-2222
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Gray Whales Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Gray Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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Introduction to California's Plant Families  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Join Mary Carroll for this overview of common California plant families. Learn the basic terminology of plant identification, and how to use the Jepson Manual to identify plants. Become familiar with the characteristics of our most common California plant families.   ($80 - $110)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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  (805) 682-4726 x102
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Gray Whales Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

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

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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Debate for the 24th Congressional District  
  The New Vic, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

This summer, voters in Santa Barbara County and parts of the Central Coast will have a large vote to cast. After twenty years of leadership from Congresswoman Lois Capps and her late husband, Walter Capps, a new name will be representing the 24th district. Join KCRW on May 6th as they team up with the Santa Barbara Independent for a live-radio, issue-packed debate with the race’s top contenders. With KCRW host and moderator Jonathan Bastian, they'll discuss vital questions surrounding Southern California’s drought, oil drilling in the Santa Barbara Channel, college affordability, the future of undocumented workers in our region and more.   
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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  (805) 965-5400
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    Permaculture & the Climate Crisis: Science, Politics, & Practice with Dr Rafter Sass Ferguson  
  Fe Bland Auditorium/BC Forum, West Campus, 800 block of Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109, santa barbara CA

COP21 proved conclusively that our institutions are not equipped to handle the enormous climate crisis that is facing humanity and our planet on their own. We need grassroots movements to drive needed transformation - to both demonstrate alternatives to the status quo and demand that governments, NGOs, and business get on board and work as allies, for the changes that are so desperately needed.   
Presented by ... santa barbara permaculture network
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  (805) 962-2571
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  May 7
    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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  (805) 705-3208
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Gray Whales Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Gray Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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    Make Something for Mother's Day 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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  (805) 884-0459 x11
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Exclusive Craftsmanship at Bead Elements and Design Show  
  Fess Parker Doubletree, 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara CA

Bead Elements and Design Show will be returning to Fess Parker Doubletree Santa Barbara, May 6 - 8, 2016, with superb, handcrafted jewelry, artistic beads, one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories, jewelry supplies & vintage items. It takes craftsmanship to produce top-of-the-line design products, old-world techniques, materials and skills. These products are exclusive to the show –and offered by the artists themselves. Discerning attendees will have direct access to artisans skilled in beadmaking, metalworking, jewelry design, gemcutting, millinery, and weaving. View exhibitor list.    ($10.00
Presented by ... Bead Elements and Design Show
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  (530) 274-2222
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Twinkle Twinkle for Little Stars  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

This presentation for families with children five years and under features a different topic every week. Come back again and again to learn about stars, planets, constellations, and more!   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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Gray Whales Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

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

Set on the surface of the Moon in the year 2081, a grandfather and his children gaze out into space. As they watch the Moon’s shadow move across Earth, the grandfather tells stories of crashing asteroids, erupting volcanoes, roaring dinosaurs, electrifying lightning and booming thunder. While learning about eclipses, the ice age, Earth’s water cycle and differences between the Earth and Moon, the audience is taken on a roller-coaster-like ride through the canyons of raging rivers and hot flowing lava.   ($4
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711
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Kids' Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

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

Explore nature with our Backyard Naturalist. Engage in hands-on activities in the beautiful outdoor settings of the Museum. Interested guests must SIGN UP and MEET in the Courtyard between 2:00-2:15 PM. Space is limited. Close-toed shoes required. For more information: jcanty@sbnature2.org or 805-682-4711 ext. 162   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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    Goleta School of Ballet: Sleeping Beauty  
  The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

The Goleta School of Ballet and Goleta Ballet Theatre present this ballet classic, full of love and intrigue with beautiful costumes, sets and superb dancing. Don’t miss this amazing ballet for all ages! For more info & tickets please visit goletaschoolofballet.com or call 805-328-3823   
Presented by ... The Marjorie Luke Theatre
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  (805) 328-3823
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Gray Whales Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

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

Fund raiser at a private residence in Hope Ranch. Dinner. Wine. Auction items related to flyfishing.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara FlyFishers
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  (805) 705-3208
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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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Nature Poetry Workshop  
  David Starkey, Poet-in-Residence  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Join Museum Poet-in-Residence, David Starkey, for a nature poetry writing workshop.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711 x170
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Hansel and Gretel  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

A storybook ballet based on the classic fairy tale. Hansel and Gretel are a young brother and sister tricked and kidnapped by an evil witch living deep in the forest in a house made of cake and confectionery. The two children save their own lives by outsmarting her and escaping her evil clutches. This short ballet, filled with Village Children, a Witch, a Mysterious Gypsy Storyteller, Enchanting Woodland Creatures and Fairies is sure to capture even the youngest audience members’ heart. Come join Inspire Dance Santa Barbara in its premier of‘Hansel and Gretel and enjoy your Mother’s Day weekend. You will be charmed by performances from dancers age 5 years and up and dazzled by new sets and costumes. Artistic Director Sean Lynn Crawford.    ($10 - $20)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
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  (805) 963-8198
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    UCSB Student Recital: Zachary Mendez, tenor  
  Zachary Mendez, tenor. John Scoville, piano.  
  UCSB Karl Geiringer Hall, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA
Graduate student Zachary Mendez (tenor) will present a master's recital on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 6 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UCSB campus. Works by Handel, Schubert, Poulenc, Turina, Britten, and Wood. In collaboration with John Scoville, piano. Admission is free.   ($0 - $0)
Presented by ... UCSB Department of Music
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  (805) 893-3230
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Hansel and Gretel  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

A storybook ballet based on the classic fairy tale. Hansel and Gretel are a young brother and sister tricked and kidnapped by an evil witch living deep in the forest in a house made of cake and confectionery. The two children save their own lives by outsmarting her and escaping her evil clutches. This short ballet, filled with Village Children, a Witch, a Mysterious Gypsy Storyteller, Enchanting Woodland Creatures and Fairies is sure to capture even the youngest audience members’ heart. Come join Inspire Dance Santa Barbara in its premier of‘Hansel and Gretel and enjoy your Mother’s Day weekend. You will be charmed by performances from dancers age 5 years and up and dazzled by new sets and costumes. Artistic Director Sean Lynn Crawford.    ($10 - $20)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
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  (805) 963-8198
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SBBS Member Appreciation Show w' Little Jonny & Rockin' Red  
  Little Jonny + Rockin' Red  
  The New Vic, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

It's time for the annual Santa Barbara Blues Society Member Appreciation Show ..... featuring Little Jonny (Jon Lawton, leader of Tip of the Top and Little Jonny & The Giants) on guitar and & Rockin' Red (Fred Palmer, famed East Coast harmonica ace, formerly played with Mississippi Delta Blues legend Son House.) This show is the SBBS's way of saying thanks to its loyal members and blues lovers. Little Jonny is coming from the Bay Area, and Rockin' Red is flying in from New York.    ($0 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Blues Society
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  (805) 722-8155
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    Free Public Star Party - Moorpark College Observatory  
  Ventura County Astronomical Society  
  Moorpark College Observatory, 7075 Campus Road, Santa Barbara CA
Join the Ventura County Astronomical Society for a free Public Star Party at the Moorpark College Observatory Saturday, May 7th from 9 to 11 pm. The evening starts with a Power Point showing the stars and planets visible that night. Then view these objects through a variety of telescopes set-up and ready to go. Please arrive early for good seating. The event and parking are free. Go to www.vcas.org and Like Us on Facebook or email us at vcas.publicity1@gmail.com for alerts on future events - Federal Non-Profit # 95-3162618 Santa Barbara Residents please use Moorpark zip 93021 for directions   
Presented by ... Ventura County Astronomical Society
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  May 8
   
Gray Whales Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Gray Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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Exclusive Craftsmanship at Bead Elements and Design Show  
  Fess Parker Doubletree, 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara CA

Bead Elements and Design Show will be returning to Fess Parker Doubletree Santa Barbara, May 6 - 8, 2016, with superb, handcrafted jewelry, artistic beads, one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories, jewelry supplies & vintage items. It takes craftsmanship to produce top-of-the-line design products, old-world techniques, materials and skills. These products are exclusive to the show –and offered by the artists themselves. Discerning attendees will have direct access to artisans skilled in beadmaking, metalworking, jewelry design, gemcutting, millinery, and weaving. View exhibitor list.    ($10.00
Presented by ... Bead Elements and Design Show
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  (530) 274-2222
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Mother's Day Poppy Picnic  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

The spectacular California wildflower Meadow of bright orange poppies, purple lupine and other seasonal favorites at the Garden is the perfect backdrop for Mom’s special day. The Garden is offering a poppy-themed picnic basket packed with gourmet delicacies and a keepsake flower. Basket price includes admission to the Garden where the whole family, including Fido, can enjoy a stroll through California’s iconic landscapes, from redwood forests to deserts all in one place. Baskets for 2 and 4 people available with both veggie and non-veggie option. Discover local history at the Mission Dam, and don’t miss the Japanese Teahouse, and new children’s Maze. Beautiful, naturalistic gardens, created entirely with California native plants, rejuvenate the spirit, making the Garden the perfect place to take a nature break- any time of year.   ($50 - $110)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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  (805) 682-4726 x102
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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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    Beach Clean Ups at Arroyo Burro Beach  
  Sponsored By Explore Ecology  
  South Coast Watershed Resource Center, 2981 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara CA

Clean the Beach. Help the Ocean. FEEL GOOD. When? 2nd Sundays of the Month, 12:00-2:00 pm. Where? Arroyo Burro Beach Who? You and your friends. 2nd Sundays of the Month- Upcoming Dates are Feb. 14, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12. Clean Ups start at 12:00 noon.    
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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  (805) 884-0459 x16
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Gray Whales Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

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

Set on the surface of the Moon in the year 2081, a grandfather and his children gaze out into space. As they watch the Moon’s shadow move across Earth, the grandfather tells stories of crashing asteroids, erupting volcanoes, roaring dinosaurs, electrifying lightning and booming thunder. While learning about eclipses, the ice age, Earth’s water cycle and differences between the Earth and Moon, the audience is taken on a roller-coaster-like ride through the canyons of raging rivers and hot flowing lava.   ($4
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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Kids' Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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Studio Sundays - Terracotta Air-Dry Clay  
  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 May, visitors Sculpt a nature spirit or animal in relief on slabs of terracotta air-dry clay.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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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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    Goleta School of Ballet: Sleeping Beauty  
  The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

The Goleta School of Ballet and Goleta Ballet Theatre present this ballet classic, full of love and intrigue with beautiful costumes, sets and superb dancing. Don’t miss this amazing ballet for all ages! For more info & tickets please visit goletaschoolofballet.com or call 805-328-3823   
Presented by ... The Marjorie Luke Theatre
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  (805) 328-3823
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Gray Whales Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Gray Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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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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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. SBMA’s Family Resource Center    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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  May 9
   
Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

The great whales have rediscovered Santa Barbara. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year since 1990 to feed, mate and frolic... which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Our trips depart daily at 10am, returning at 2:30pm on the incredible CONDOR Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($50.00 - $99.00)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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    An Evening with Saïd Ramón Araïza  
  Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara CA

Please join us to celebrate Saïd Ramón Araïza’s 10th Anniversary Season with a special musical event. Featured music includes works from Frédéric Chopin, Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Domenico Scarlatti and Mélanie Bonis along with Saïd Ramón Araïza’s fabulous renowned commentary!    ($75 - $75)
Presented by ... Lobero Theatre
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  (805) 963-0761
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Science Pub: Feathered and Flying Dinosaurs  
  With Dr. Daniel Luna, UCSB  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

In the last two decades an overwhelming scientific consensus has emerged: Birds are dinosaurs. Over a pint Daniel will explain where birds fit into the evolutionary tree of dinosaurs and how the characteristics that we associate with birds today (e.g., feathers, wishbones, perching feet) evolved during the age of dinosaurs.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711 x170
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The Age of Innocence  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Part of the Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series feat. Jon Burlingame ..... Winner of 20 awards and nominated for 18 others, this stunning drama of romance, societal tradition, and betrayal captured the hearts of a generation and helped solidify the careers of its all-star cast for decades to come.    ($10.00 - $20.00)
Presented by ... The Granada Theatre
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  (805) 899-2222
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TALK/SCREENING: Poetic Documentary Films in Soviet Lithuania  
  UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Room 6020, Santa Barbara CA
Živilė Etevičiūtė will discuss the thematic narratives of “Time,” “The City,” and “The Individual” in Soviet era Lithuanian documentaries and then screen a selection of films. These documentaries portray the stories of everyday people, sometimes through poetic imagery and cryptic language and sometimes through personal observations and struggles. Among the films Etevičiūtė will discuss are Robertas Verba’s “The Old Man and the Soil” (1965), Henrikas Šablevičius’s “A Trip across the Meadows of Mist” (1973), and Audrius Stonys’s “Earth of the Blind” (1992). Živilė Etevičiūtė is the Public Program and Exhibition Curator-Coordinator at the National Gallery of Art in Vilnius, Lithuania. Exhibitions she has curated include “Cinema Passes through the City: The Stories of Vilnius Cinemas,” “Vytautas Kairiūkštis and Avant-garde Cinema,” and “Lithuanian Soviet Amateur Films.” Sponsored by the Dept. of Art, the Center for Cold War Studies and International History, the Dept. of Film & Media Studies, and the IHC.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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  May 10
   
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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    PANEL: Considering Oliver Sacks  
  Julie Carlson, Cole Cohen, Aranye Fradenburg, Dominique Jullien, Mark Leffert, M.D. Jonathan Schooler, Ann Taves  
  UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Room 6046, Santa Barbara CA
Julie Carlson (English, UCSB) Cole Cohen (Interdisciplinary Humanties Center, UCSB) Aranye Fradenburg (English, UCSB) Dominique Jullien (French and Italian, UCSB) Mark Leffert, M.D. Jonathan Schooler (Psychological and Brain Sciences, UCSB) Ann Taves (Religious Studies, UCSB)   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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    TALK: Mesa of Sorrows: Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy at Awat’ovi Pueblo  
  Lane Room, 3824 Ellison Hall, UCSB, Santa Barbara CA
TALK: Mesa of Sorrows: Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy at Awat’ovi Pueblo James F. Brooks (History and Anthropology, UCSB) May 10, 2016 / 4:00 PM Lane Room, 3824 Ellison Hall The Hopi community of Awat’ovi existed peacefully on Arizona’s Antelope Mesa for generations until one bleak morning in the fall of 1700—raiders from nearby Hopi villages descended on Awat’ovi, slaughtering their neighboring men, women, and children. While little of the pueblo itself remains, five centuries of history lie beneath the low rises of sandstone masonry, and theories about the events of that night are as persistent as the desert winds. The easternmost town on Antelope Mesa, Awat’ovi was renowned for its martial strength, and had been the gateway to the entire Hopi landscape for centuries. Why did kinsmen target it for destruction? Drawing on oral traditions, archival accounts, and extensive archaeological research, James Brooks unravels the story and its significance. Sponsored by the IHC’s Identity Studies RFG.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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Art Without Limits Bizarts May Workshop: DANCE IS WHAT I DO  
  Christopher Pilafian & Christina Sanchez  
  Art From Scrap, 302 East Cota Street , Santa Barbara CA

Gearing Towards a Career as a Professional Dancer? Wise Words From Those Who Have Been There, Done That! Dance Artist, Choreographer, Educator, Visual Artist, oh, and Vice Chair of the Dept. of Theater and Dance at UCSB AND Artistic Director of Santa Barbara Dance Theater, Christopher Pilafian, will be joined by Christina Sanchez and a panel of professional dancers from a variety of genres to give words of wisdom for those who are embarking on a career as a dancer. Bring your dance dreams and your questions about how to materialize them.   ($20.00
Presented by ... Art Without Limits
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  (805) 565-1332
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    VBAC Panel  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, PO Box 60259 , Santa Barbara CA
ICAN of Santa Barbara will be hosting a *free* panel discussion on VBAC options in our community. Confirmed participants include Jen Kamel of VBAC Facts, Dr. Stuart Fischbein, local mothers discussing their VBAC experiences, and other birth professionals. We'll have time for Q&A, as well as materials available for deeper discussion. The event begins at 6:15pm, so please arrive early to find parking and mingle a little before we start!   
Presented by ... ICAN of Santa Barbara
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  (805) 895-0442
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VBAC Panel  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta Del Sol , Santa Barbara CA
ICAN of Santa Barbara will be hosting a *free* panel discussion on VBAC options in our community. Confirmed participants include Jen Kamel of VBAC Facts, Dr. Stuart Fischbein, local mothers discussing their VBAC experiences, and other birth professionals. We'll have time for Q&A, as well as materials available for deeper discussion. The event begins at 6:15pm, so please arrive early to find parking and mingle a little before we start!   
Presented by ... ICAN of Santa Barbara
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  (805) 895-0442
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    The Neighbourhood  
  The Neighbourhood  
  Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas Street, Santa Barbara CA
Formed in summer 2011, the Neighbourhood grew up together in the Newbury Park area of Thousand Oaks, California. After self-releasing two Eps in 2012 (I’m Sorry… and Thank You,), the band made their full-length debut with I Love You. in April 2013. With their first Columbia Records release hailed by Billboard as a “darkly moody album [that] aptly culls together imdi rock and R&B,” lead single “Sweater Weather” emerged as one of the biggest singles of 2013, shooting to the top 10 on the pop charts and holding at #1 on the alternative charts for eight weeks total. As second single “Afraid” climbed to #3 at alternative radio, The Neighbourhood followed up the album with extensive touring, selling out venues throughout the U.S., Europe, and Russia and taking the stage with artists like The 1975 and then-little-known Travis Scott.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Bowl
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  (805) 962-7411
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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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    Swing Dance for Beginners  
  Merissa Foster  
  SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning , 310 W. Padre Street, Santa Barbara CA

Time to put those happy feet to work. Dancing the East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop and Charleston will get you moving and swinging in a way that you'll lose yourself in the energy of the moment. Meet fellow dancers-to-be and experience all the fun and excitement of these 20th century classics. Never danced before or just worried about your two left feet getting in the way? Come on and give it a try in a warm and welcoming environment. Let those happy feet transform into a happy you.   ($75.00
Presented by ... SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning
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  (805) 687-0812
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Temple Grandin -- Different Kinds of Minds Contribute to Society  
  Temple Grandin  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Perhaps the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world, Temple Grandin, Ph.D., has been named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” and was the subject of the multi-award-winning HBO biopic Temple Grandin. Though she was labeled “weird” in her youth, Grandin found a mentor who recognized her interests and abilities. She later developed her talents into a successful career as a livestock-handling equipment designer and is a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University with more than 400 scholarly articles to her name. Grandin is an outspoken proponent of autism awareness and the best-selling author of several books, including Emergence: Labeled Autistic, The Way I See It and Animals Make Us Human.   ($16 - $43)
Presented by ... UCSB Arts & Lectures
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  (805) 893-3535
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  May 11
   
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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    World Music Series: UCSB Music of India Ensemble  
  UCSB Music of India Ensemble  
  UCSB Department of Music, outdoor Music Bowl, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA
Scott Marcus leads a performance of North Indian classical music performed on sitars with tabla accompaniment by Ziyad Marcus. May 11, 2016. Noon. UCSB Music Bowl. Free. Presented by the UCSB Multicultural Center and the Ethnomusicology Program in the Department of Music.   ($0 - $0)
Presented by ... UCSB Department of Music
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  (805) 893-3230
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The Wave Film Festival  
  Riviera Theatre, 2044 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara CA

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) has confirmed the dates for the next two editions of the “Wave Film Festival”. The first segment will run from Wednesday, May 11th through Sunday, May 15th, and will highlight new Pan-Asian films. The second segment will run from Wednesday, July 13th through Sunday, July 17th, and will highlight new French films. Each Wave Festival will take place at the historic Riviera Theater. “With increasingly diverse lineups each year, The Wave has become a pivotal tradition of SBIFF,” stated Mickey Duzdevich, director of the Wave Film Festival. “The Pan-Asian and French film canons are filled with countless classics, and we have no doubt that this year’s lineup will continue to dazzle and inspire audiences.”   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara International Film Festival
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  (805) 963-0023
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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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    UCSB Ensemble for Contemporary Music: "We Miss You, Max!"  
  Jeremy Haladyna, Director  
  UCSB Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA
If you want to be a part of international Reger year 2016, there’s only one place in all of America to do it: at Lotte Lehmann Hall with UCSB’s Ensemble for Contemporary Music (or ECM). There, on May 11th, this versatile ensemble offers a program well dosed in the music of Max Reger on the exact calendar day he died 100 years ago. In a special concert, dubbed, “We Miss You Max!,” the young musicians of ECM get to express their newfound love for a musical renegade, while, on the very same day, Germany is all a-buzz with special concerts in his honor. But here in the U.S., ECM will have a rare “exclusive.”   ($0 - $10)
Presented by ... UCSB Department of Music
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  (805) 893-2064
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    Veterans with VA Rated Disabilities: Learn the Basics of Fly Fishing  
  Project Healing Waters, 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara CA

Project Healing Waters is a nation wide program to teach fly fishing to veterans with disabilities. The Santa Barbara Flyfishers have started a chapter of Project Healing Waters in Santa Barbara. This classes are free to all veterans with a VA or Military rated disability. We start by teaching fly fishing basics. With these basic techniques you can begin to fly fish in salt water and/or fresh water. We meet every second Wednesday at the Veterans Memorial Building from 6 pm to 8 pm. We meet every 1st Saturday at Santa Claus Lane to practice our learned techniques in the surf. Call Joseph for more information.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara FlyFishers
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  (805) 705-3208
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  May 12
    CONFERENCE: The Humanities, the Neurosciences and the Brain  
  UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Room 6020, Santa Barbara CA
This conference is free and open to the public. To register to attend, please complete this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1P3iWkPlyS4DLwQzZUu_3ZShsNtCt1wpDaFyPNQOsKbw/viewform This interdisciplinary conference will exploring the multiple accords, and discords, that characterize humanistic and neuroscientific approaches to the study of the brain. Gabrielle Starr, author of Feeling Beauty: The Neuroscience of Aesthetic Experience, will give the keynote address. Participants will explore creative framings of neuroscientific inquiry through humanistic perspectives, as well as artistic explorations of inner states and mental landscapes. Sponsored by the IHC series The Humanities and The Brain.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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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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    Get Smart with Your Smartphone and Tablet  
  Abby Stokes  
  The Samarkand Retirement Community, 2550 Treasure Dr., Santa Barbara CA
The Santa Barbara community is invited to learn the basics of smartphone and tablet use from tech-savvy educator and author Abby Stokes, who will present “How to be Smart with Your Smartphone and Tablet” on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at The Samarkand retirement community, located at 2550 Treasure Dr. in Santa Barbara.    
Presented by ... The Samarkand Retirement Community
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  (877) 231-6284
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The Wave Film Festival  
  Riviera Theatre, 2044 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara CA

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) has confirmed the dates for the next two editions of the “Wave Film Festival”. The first segment will run from Wednesday, May 11th through Sunday, May 15th, and will highlight new Pan-Asian films. The second segment will run from Wednesday, July 13th through Sunday, July 17th, and will highlight new French films. Each Wave Festival will take place at the historic Riviera Theater. “With increasingly diverse lineups each year, The Wave has become a pivotal tradition of SBIFF,” stated Mickey Duzdevich, director of the Wave Film Festival. “The Pan-Asian and French film canons are filled with countless classics, and we have no doubt that this year’s lineup will continue to dazzle and inspire audiences.”   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara International Film Festival
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    CONFERENCE: Slavery, Captivity, and the Meaning of Freedom  
  UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Room 4080, Santa Barbara CA
Co-organized by: Jeannine DeLombard (English) James F. Brooks (History & Anthropology) Rose MacLean (Classics) This interdisciplinary conference gathers scholars working on slavery and captivity across a range of historical contexts, from the chattel slave systems of classical Greece and Rome to corvée labor in 21st-century private prisons. We seek to provoke new thinking by making unexpected connections — and examining points of rupture. Along the way, we will reassess the value of a comparatist inquiry into the role of bondage in shaping human relations and defining the meaning of freedom. Registration is free! Simply email your name and affiliation to slavefree.ucsb@gmail.com by April 15, 2016. A small block of rooms has been reserved at Pacifica Suites (http://www.pacificahotels.com/pacificasuites) for participants traveling from out of town. We have secured a group rate of $169 for Thursday night and $179 for Friday. Rooms will be available at this rate until April 15 and subject to availability after that date. (NB: The hotel institutes a 48-hour cancellation charge of the first night’s room fee, plus tax.) Speakers: Opening Address & Argyropoulos Lecture in Hellenic Studies: Kostas Vlassopoulos (History & Archaeology, University of Crete) “What is Greek Slavery? In Search of a Novel History” Noel Lenski (Classics & History, Yale University) “The Curse of Jaime: Primordial Guilt as Cultural Justification for Enslavement” Nan Goodman (English & Jewish Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder) “Banishment: An Early American Primer” Terence Keel (History,UCSB) “A Slave to the Jews No More: German Ethnology after the Enlightenment” Aisha Finch (Gender Studies & African American Studies, UCLA) “‘Black Magic’: Epistemologies of Freedom and the Sacred in Cuba and the U.S. South” Dan Berger (Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences,University of Washington, Bothell) “Freedom as Method: Slavery, Prisons, and the Insurgent Practices of Struggle” Closing Address: P. Gabrielle Foreman (English, Black American Studies & History, University of Delaware) “Black Art Matters: Slavery, Print Memory, and Freedom’s Fugitive Meanings” Sponsored by the IHC, the College of Letters & Science, the Argyropoulos Endowment for Hellenic Studies, the Dept. of Anthropology, the Dept. of Classics, the Dept. of English, the Dept. of Global Studies, the Dept. of History, the Dept. of Sociology, and the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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    Pattern Play: Paper, Plastic, Paint Art From Scrap Workshop for Adults  
  Monika Molnar-Metzenthin  
  Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

These gorgeous and eco-friendly pieces of art are fun to create and enjoy.   ($25 - $25)
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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  (805) 884-0459
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    TELE-TALK: DIG  
  Carsey-Wolf Center, 4431 SS&MS, Santa Barbara CA
While investigating the murder of a young female archaeologist, FBI Special Agent Peter Connelly (Jason Isaacs) uncovers a conspiracy 2,000 years in the making. Join us for a screening of the pilot episode of Dig and a discussion with show co-creator/producer/writer and UCSB Alum Tim Kring and co-creator/producer/writer/director Gideon Raff.   
Presented by ... Carsey-Wolf Center
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  (805) 893-4637
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Hockney  
  UCSB Campbell Hall, UCSB Campus , Santa Barbara CA

Hockney is the definitive exploration of one of the most significant artists of his generation. David Hockney gives acclaimed filmmaker Randall Wright unprecedented access to his personal archive of photographs and film, resulting in an unparalleled visual diary of a long life. The film chronicles his vast career and the experiences that led him to create some of the most renowned works of the past century, from his formative years in the British Pop Art scene to his iconic life in Hollywood. Wright offers a unique view of this charismatic and unconventional artist who, approaching the age of 80, is actively making new art and reaching new peaks of popularity. (Randall Wright, 2014, 113 min.)    ($5 - $8)
Presented by ... UCSB Arts & Lectures
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  (805) 893-3535
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  May 13
    CONFERENCE: The Humanities, the Neurosciences and the Brain  
  UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Room 6020, Santa Barbara CA
This conference is free and open to the public. To register to attend, please complete this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1P3iWkPlyS4DLwQzZUu_3ZShsNtCt1wpDaFyPNQOsKbw/viewform This interdisciplinary conference will exploring the multiple accords, and discords, that characterize humanistic and neuroscientific approaches to the study of the brain. Gabrielle Starr, author of Feeling Beauty: The Neuroscience of Aesthetic Experience, will give the keynote address. Participants will explore creative framings of neuroscientific inquiry through humanistic perspectives, as well as artistic explorations of inner states and mental landscapes. Sponsored by the IHC series The Humanities and The Brain.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

The great whales have rediscovered Santa Barbara. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year since 1990 to feed, mate and frolic... which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Our trips depart daily at 10am, returning at 2:30pm on the incredible CONDOR Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($50.00 - $99.00)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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CALM Antique Show & Sale  
  Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara CA

ANTIQUES & VINTAGE DECORATIVE ARTS Show & Sale. Paintings, furniture, rugs, carpets, silver, pottery, jewelry, glass repair, restorations, etc. 79 quality dealers. FREE Parking.   ($5 - $6)
Presented by ... CALM - Child Abuse Listening Mediation
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  (805) 898-9715
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The Wave Film Festival  
  Riviera Theatre, 2044 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara CA

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) has confirmed the dates for the next two editions of the “Wave Film Festival”. The first segment will run from Wednesday, May 11th through Sunday, May 15th, and will highlight new Pan-Asian films. The second segment will run from Wednesday, July 13th through Sunday, July 17th, and will highlight new French films. Each Wave Festival will take place at the historic Riviera Theater. “With increasingly diverse lineups each year, The Wave has become a pivotal tradition of SBIFF,” stated Mickey Duzdevich, director of the Wave Film Festival. “The Pan-Asian and French film canons are filled with countless classics, and we have no doubt that this year’s lineup will continue to dazzle and inspire audiences.”   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara International Film Festival
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  (805) 963-0023
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Introduction to California's Plant Families  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Join Mary Carroll for this overview of common California plant families. Learn the basic terminology of plant identification, and how to use the Jepson Manual to identify plants. Become familiar with the characteristics of our most common California plant families.   ($80 - $110)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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  (805) 682-4726 x102
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Kids' Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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    TGIF  
  Environmental Defense Center, 906 Garden Street, Santa Barbara CA

Join EDC for one of the most pleasant happy hours in town with local wines, craft beers, hors d’ oeuvres, a raffle, and live music provided by some of Santa Barbara’s finest musicians! Hosted by EDC, this is the perfect opportunity to hear from representatives of EDC and other non-profit organizations in the tri-county region about our work in protecting the local environment. Cost: $15, includes 2 drinks, hors d’ oeuvres & live music   ($15 - $15)
Presented by ... Environmental Defense Center
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  (805) 963-1622
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State Street Ballet Trainees present: The Space In-between  
  The New Vic, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

Featuring the company’s Professional Track Students ..... This cumulative performance will consist of four choreographic premieres, ranging from classical to modern, performed by the students of State Street Ballet’s Professional Track Training Program. Choreographers include State Street Ballet dancer Thomas Fant; Associate Director Leila Drake; Director of Education Megan Philipp; and Lion King cast member Eboni Payne.    ($20.00
Presented by ... State Street Ballet
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  (805) 965-5400
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    Yankee Tavern, by Steven Dietz (PLAY: Mystery, Conspiracy, Humor)  
  Golden Globe Winner: Joseph Bottoms, NYC trained Charlie Rohlfs, Local favorite Bill Egan, Hayley O'Connor  
  Center Stage Theater (Above California Pizza Kitch, Between Chapala and State Streets, Santa Barbara CA
The Producing Unit, the award-winning Santa Barbara theatre company, is proud to announce their next play, Yankee Tavern, by Steven Dietz. An outstanding cast combined with a thought-provoking script by one of the most produced playwrights in American will challenge what you thought you knew about our nation's most devastating and controversial events - and keep you in animated discussion long after the stage goes dark. Yankee Tavern is set in a dusty, run down New York City bar. Here a charismatic and cantankerous regular debates theories about the nation's most devastating events. His captivating rants are often challenged by those in his company and when a stranger walks in and orders a beer for himself and an invisible comrade, a sit-at-the-edge-of-your-seat sequence of possibilities becomes reality.    ($18 - $29)
Presented by ... The Producing Unit
  More Info
  (805) 963-0408
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Yankee Tavern  
  The Producing Unit, an award-winning Santa Barbara theatrical organization, is proud to announce the next play, Yankee Tavern, by Steven Dietz.  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

May 13 through 21 The Producing Unit presents Yankee Tavern Directed by Peter Frisch, this popular and cleverly written piece and its award-winning cast will challenge what you thought you knew about our nation's most poignant events and keep you pondering unique theories long after the lights dim. The controversy opens at Center Stage, Friday May 13th for seven performances.   ($11.50 - $29)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-8198
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  May 14
   
Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

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

The Art From Scrap (AFS) Workshop comes alive with a themed workshop every Saturday from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Open to artists of all ages and abilities, the workshops take place in the AFS Art Center; located upstairs from the Art From Scrap Creative ReUse Store. AFS Workshops utilize the vast amount of materials found in the store. By making art out of discarded materials; resources are saved and imaginations are stoked. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Make Art! Come to an AFS workshop and unleash your inner eco-artist.    ($8.00 - $8.00)
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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  (805) 884-0459 x11
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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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  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x173
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CALM Antique Show & Sale  
  Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara CA

ANTIQUES & VINTAGE DECORATIVE ARTS Show & Sale. Paintings, furniture, rugs, carpets, silver, pottery, jewelry, glass repair, restorations, etc. 79 quality dealers. FREE Parking.   ($5 - $6)
Presented by ... CALM - Child Abuse Listening Mediation
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 898-9715
  Email a Friend
   
   
The Wave Film Festival  
  Riviera Theatre, 2044 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara CA

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) has confirmed the dates for the next two editions of the “Wave Film Festival”. The first segment will run from Wednesday, May 11th through Sunday, May 15th, and will highlight new Pan-Asian films. The second segment will run from Wednesday, July 13th through Sunday, July 17th, and will highlight new French films. Each Wave Festival will take place at the historic Riviera Theater. “With increasingly diverse lineups each year, The Wave has become a pivotal tradition of SBIFF,” stated Mickey Duzdevich, director of the Wave Film Festival. “The Pan-Asian and French film canons are filled with countless classics, and we have no doubt that this year’s lineup will continue to dazzle and inspire audiences.”   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara International Film Festival
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-0023
  Email a Friend
   
Dinos in the Dome (Earth's Wild Ride)  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Set on the surface of the Moon in the year 2081, a grandfather and his children gaze out into space. As they watch the Moon’s shadow move across Earth, the grandfather tells stories of crashing asteroids, erupting volcanoes, roaring dinosaurs, electrifying lightning and booming thunder. While learning about eclipses, the ice age, Earth’s water cycle and differences between the Earth and Moon, the audience is taken on a roller-coaster-like ride through the canyons of raging rivers and hot flowing lava.   ($4
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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Kids' Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x173
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State Street Nationals Blues Cruise Chili Cook Off  
  Pacific Coast Blues Band  
  Santa Barbara Volkswagen, 630 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara CA
Chili tasting will be provided by eleven local restaurants with live music provided by the Pacific Coast Blues Band. Vote for your favorite chili by being a part of the inaugural People's Choice Award. Classic cars will be on display on Ortega Street between State Street and Chapala Street. You won't want to miss this exciting event. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Santa Barbara's Downtown Holiday Parade.   ($5 - $10)
Presented by ... State Street Nationals
  More Info
  (818) 856-5763
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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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  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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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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Atelier: The Scent of Secret Gardens  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Atelier takes India as inspiration in an evening embracing everything from Moghul to Modern, from Bombay to Bollywood. Music and dance, as well as fabulous flowers, food, and drink, celebrate the richly layered culture of the Indian subcontinent. Have another round with the Raj at the Gin and Tonic Bar or sip the sweetly seductive Rose Petal Punch. Artist-designed activities include a Jain-inspired game of South East Asian Snakes and Ladders, match the deity to the vehicle, or spin the karmically competitive Wheel of Fortune. Includes hors d'oeuvres, wines, and signature cocktails $25 SBMA Members and The Garden Club of Santa Barbara Members*/$30 Non-Members Purchase tickets at the Museum Visitor Services desks or online at tickets.sbma.net. *The Garden Club of Santa Barbara Members must purchase their tickets by phone by calling 884-6457.    ($25 - $30)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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State Street Ballet presents: Women’s Work  
  The New Vic, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

Honoring the legacy of Léni Fé Bland ..... Created by an all-female lineup of talented choreographers, this fresh, new, and invigorating program is a perfect fit for the intimate setting of The New Vic. The weekend’s premieres include choreography by Brooke Hughes Melton, Sophie Monat, Kassandra Taylor Newberry, Andrea Schermoly, and Cecily Stewart.    ($20.00 - $40.00)
Presented by ... State Street Ballet
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  (805) 965-5400
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Best of Classical Guitar  
  Nir Kabaretti, Conductor; Pablo Sainz-Villegas, Guitar  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

All good things must come to an end, but don’t fret! We finish our season with the musical treat of classical guitar. Rediscover the brilliant film composer and Santa Barbara resident, Elmer Bernstein in his evocative Guitar Concerto. Your season then closes with Bruckner’s most popular work, his Symphony No. 4. It’s a night that’s certain to leave you counting down the days until our next season begins!    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Symphony
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  (805) 899-2222
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Yankee Tavern, by Steven Dietz (PLAY: Mystery, Conspiracy, Humor)  
  Golden Globe Winner: Joseph Bottoms, NYC trained Charlie Rohlfs, Local favorite Bill Egan, Hayley O'Connor  
  Center Stage Theater (Above California Pizza Kitch, Between Chapala and State Streets, Santa Barbara CA
The Producing Unit, the award-winning Santa Barbara theatre company, is proud to announce their next play, Yankee Tavern, by Steven Dietz. An outstanding cast combined with a thought-provoking script by one of the most produced playwrights in American will challenge what you thought you knew about our nation's most devastating and controversial events - and keep you in animated discussion long after the stage goes dark. Yankee Tavern is set in a dusty, run down New York City bar. Here a charismatic and cantankerous regular debates theories about the nation's most devastating events. His captivating rants are often challenged by those in his company and when a stranger walks in and orders a beer for himself and an invisible comrade, a sit-at-the-edge-of-your-seat sequence of possibilities becomes reality.    ($18 - $29)
Presented by ... The Producing Unit
  More Info
  (805) 963-0408
  Email a Friend
 

Yankee Tavern  
  The Producing Unit, an award-winning Santa Barbara theatrical organization, is proud to announce the next play, Yankee Tavern, by Steven Dietz.  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

May 13 through 21 The Producing Unit presents Yankee Tavern Directed by Peter Frisch, this popular and cleverly written piece and its award-winning cast will challenge what you thought you knew about our nation's most poignant events and keep you pondering unique theories long after the lights dim. The controversy opens at Center Stage, Friday May 13th for seven performances.   ($11.50 - $29)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-8198
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  May 15
   
Family Nature Day  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Enjoy FREE admission and discover the fun and wonder of nature as you explore The Museum Backyard and Nature Club House.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x162
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Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

The great whales have rediscovered Santa Barbara. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year since 1990 to feed, mate and frolic... which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Our trips depart daily at 10am, returning at 2:30pm on the incredible CONDOR Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($50.00 - $99.00)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 882-0088
  Email a Friend
 
   
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
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x173
  Email a Friend
   

CALM Antique Show & Sale  
  Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara CA

ANTIQUES & VINTAGE DECORATIVE ARTS Show & Sale. Paintings, furniture, rugs, carpets, silver, pottery, jewelry, glass repair, restorations, etc. 79 quality dealers. FREE Parking.   ($5 - $6)
Presented by ... CALM - Child Abuse Listening Mediation
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 898-9715
  Email a Friend
   
   
The Wave Film Festival  
  Riviera Theatre, 2044 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara CA

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) has confirmed the dates for the next two editions of the “Wave Film Festival”. The first segment will run from Wednesday, May 11th through Sunday, May 15th, and will highlight new Pan-Asian films. The second segment will run from Wednesday, July 13th through Sunday, July 17th, and will highlight new French films. Each Wave Festival will take place at the historic Riviera Theater. “With increasingly diverse lineups each year, The Wave has become a pivotal tradition of SBIFF,” stated Mickey Duzdevich, director of the Wave Film Festival. “The Pan-Asian and French film canons are filled with countless classics, and we have no doubt that this year’s lineup will continue to dazzle and inspire audiences.”   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara International Film Festival
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-0023
  Email a Friend
   
Dinos in the Dome (Earth's Wild Ride)  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Set on the surface of the Moon in the year 2081, a grandfather and his children gaze out into space. As they watch the Moon’s shadow move across Earth, the grandfather tells stories of crashing asteroids, erupting volcanoes, roaring dinosaurs, electrifying lightning and booming thunder. While learning about eclipses, the ice age, Earth’s water cycle and differences between the Earth and Moon, the audience is taken on a roller-coaster-like ride through the canyons of raging rivers and hot flowing lava.   ($4
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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75th Anniversary Community Celebration  
  75th Anniversary Community Celebration  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

The whole community is invited to celebrate SBMA’s 75th anniversary year with a full day of non-stop activities and engagement for all ages: Explore your creative side with family activities, artist-led projects, and art making inspired by the Museum’s permanent collection. Be a part of SBMA history by snapping a selfie in the Star Settings photo booth complete with props, or add your favorite SBMA memory to the archives. Follow the clues on a scavenger hunt that takes its cues from both the past and the present, and move through an eclectic sampling of the permanent collection and the people who made it possible. View the collection through the eyes and hands of local schoolchildren, whose artwork is inspired by the Museum’s permanent collection. Connect with a different culture. Enjoy the music and dance of India, and explore the art and everyday devotion of this country in the special exhibition, "Puja and Piety: Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist Art from the Indian Subcontinent". Support student bands and performance on the Museum front steps, or pursue the 75 suggested activities in a Pop-Up Creative Playbook, designed by Museum teen interns. Generously sponsored by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Women’s Board. Free    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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Kids' Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x173
  Email a Friend
   
    Yankee Tavern, by Steven Dietz (PLAY: Mystery, Conspiracy, Humor)  
  Golden Globe Winner: Joseph Bottoms, NYC trained Charlie Rohlfs, Local favorite Bill Egan, Hayley O'Connor  
  Center Stage Theater (Above California Pizza Kitch, Between Chapala and State Streets, Santa Barbara CA
The Producing Unit, the award-winning Santa Barbara theatre company, is proud to announce their next play, Yankee Tavern, by Steven Dietz. An outstanding cast combined with a thought-provoking script by one of the most produced playwrights in American will challenge what you thought you knew about our nation's most devastating and controversial events - and keep you in animated discussion long after the stage goes dark. Yankee Tavern is set in a dusty, run down New York City bar. Here a charismatic and cantankerous regular debates theories about the nation's most devastating events. His captivating rants are often challenged by those in his company and when a stranger walks in and orders a beer for himself and an invisible comrade, a sit-at-the-edge-of-your-seat sequence of possibilities becomes reality.    ($18 - $29)
Presented by ... The Producing Unit
  More Info
  (805) 963-0408
  Email a Friend
 
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
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
   

Yankee Tavern  
  The Producing Unit, an award-winning Santa Barbara theatrical organization, is proud to announce the next play, Yankee Tavern, by Steven Dietz.  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

May 13 through 21 The Producing Unit presents Yankee Tavern Directed by Peter Frisch, this popular and cleverly written piece and its award-winning cast will challenge what you thought you knew about our nation's most poignant events and keep you pondering unique theories long after the lights dim. The controversy opens at Center Stage, Friday May 13th for seven performances.   ($11.50 - $29)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-8198
  Email a Friend
 

State Street Ballet presents: Women’s Work  
  The New Vic, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

Honoring the legacy of Léni Fé Bland ..... Created by an all-female lineup of talented choreographers, this fresh, new, and invigorating program is a perfect fit for the intimate setting of The New Vic. The weekend’s premieres include choreography by Brooke Hughes Melton, Sophie Monat, Kassandra Taylor Newberry, Andrea Schermoly, and Cecily Stewart.    ($20.00 - $40.00)
Presented by ... State Street Ballet
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  (805) 965-5400
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Best of Classical Guitar  
  Nir Kabaretti, Conductor; Pablo Sainz-Villegas, Guitar  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

All good things must come to an end, but don’t fret! We finish our season with the musical treat of classical guitar. Rediscover the brilliant film composer and Santa Barbara resident, Elmer Bernstein in his evocative Guitar Concerto. Your season then closes with Bruckner’s most popular work, his Symphony No. 4. It’s a night that’s certain to leave you counting down the days until our next season begins!    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Symphony
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  (805) 899-2222
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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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    SBDI: Rhythms from Around the World (Adelante & Solvang Schools)  
  The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara Dance Institute presents this fabulous show featuring over 300 energetic young performers from elementary, middle, and high schools all across Santa Barbara County. Hop aboard SBDI flight 805 and take a journey on a celebratory tour around the world. SBDI’s Event-Of-The-Year is the culmination of our yearlong educational dance programs. Not only is this flight affordable, you won’t experience jet lag, lost luggage, or delays. This trip guarantees a good time for the whole family.   
Presented by ... The Marjorie Luke Theatre
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  (805) 963-0761
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    SBDI: Rhythms from Around the World (Adelante & Solvang Schools)  
  The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara Dance Institute presents this fabulous show featuring over 300 energetic young performers from elementary, middle, and high schools all across Santa Barbara County. Hop aboard SBDI flight 805 and take a journey on a celebratory tour around the world. SBDI’s Event-Of-The-Year is the culmination of our yearlong educational dance programs. Not only is this flight affordable, you won’t experience jet lag, lost luggage, or delays. This trip guarantees a good time for the whole family.   
Presented by ... The Marjorie Luke Theatre
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  (805) 963-0761
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  May 16
   
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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Thirteen Days  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin film series. ..... In these times of relative world peace it is sometimes hard to remember when the world came within moments of nuclear disaster. Thirteen Days is a gripping saga of the Cuban missile crisis that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war in October of 1962.   ($10.00 - $20.00)
Presented by ... The Granada Theatre
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  (805) 899-2222
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  May 17
   
Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

The great whales have rediscovered Santa Barbara. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year since 1990 to feed, mate and frolic... which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Our trips depart daily at 10am, returning at 2:30pm on the incredible CONDOR Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($50.00 - $99.00)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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    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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    Swing Dance for Beginners  
  Merissa Foster  
  SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning , 310 W. Padre Street, Santa Barbara CA

Time to put those happy feet to work. Dancing the East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop and Charleston will get you moving and swinging in a way that you'll lose yourself in the energy of the moment. Meet fellow dancers-to-be and experience all the fun and excitement of these 20th century classics. Never danced before or just worried about your two left feet getting in the way? Come on and give it a try in a warm and welcoming environment. Let those happy feet transform into a happy you.   ($75.00
Presented by ... SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning
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  (805) 687-0812
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    Alessio Bax  
  Alessio Bax  
  Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara CA

Glorious…Season Finale! … With the return of Alessio Bax, Piano, the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra will end the season with Schumann- Piano Concert in A Minor and the Glorious Mendelssohn – Symphony No. 5 “Reformation.”   ($54.00 - $64.00)
Presented by ... Lobero Theatre
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  (805) 963-0761
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  May 18
   
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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TVSB's PSA DAY for Nonprofits: May 18, $100-300  
  TV Santa Barbara, 329 S. Salinas Street, Santa Barbara CA
TV Santa Barbara invites local nonprofits to tape a 30-60 second Public Service Announcement to raise awareness of their mission and/or upcoming events.
BASIC PACKAGE  – 30 minutes of studio time, name graphic, logo and digital file.  $100 for members, $250 for non-members.
ADVANCED PACKAGE – Basic Package + 7-12 images of your volunteers & services + 2 hours of editing.  $150 for members, $300 for non-members.
SAMPLE PSAs: http://tvsb.tv/category/shows/tvsb-online-videos/public-service-announcements/
   ($100 - $300)
Presented by ... TV Santa Barbara
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  (805) 571-1721 x4124
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    World Music Series: UCSB Gamelan Ensemble  
  UCSB Gamelan Ensemble  
  UCSB Department of Music, outdoor Music Bowl, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA
Gamelan is the celebrated gong orchestra of Indonesia. Led by Richard North, the UCSB Gamelan Ensemble will showcase an ancient style of gamelan from Cirebon, West Java, featuring dynamic drumming, lively interlocking rhythms, and exciting mask dancing. May 18, 2016. Noon. UCSB Music Bowl. Free. Presented by the UCSB Multicultural Center and the Ethnomusicology Program in the Department of Music.   ($0 - $0)
Presented by ... UCSB Department of Music
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  (805) 893-3230
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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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    ROUNDTABLE: Graduate Student Round-table on Fieldwork on Identity  
  UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB Lane Room, 3824 Ellison Hall, Santa Barbara CA
The round-table will be a discussion led by graduate students who recently conducted different types of fieldwork related to identity. Topics range from archives to elite interviews to surveys. Learn from their experiences and come share your own. Students will include Natasha Bennett, Geoff Allen, Political Science Nicole Filler, Sergey Saluschev,and Margarita Safronov.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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    SCREENING: American Umpire  
  McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020, UCSB, Santa Barbara CA
Elizabeth Cobbs grants us a sneak preview of her forthcoming PBS documentary film, “American Umpire,” based on her acclaimed history book of the same name. The film recounts America’s post-World War II role as the world’s policemen and explores whether the United States can, and should, continue to play that role in the future. After screening the film, which runs for 56 minutes, Professor Cobbs will discuss the making of the documentary and engage the audience members in dialogue. Elizabeth Cobbs is Professor and Melbern G. Glasscock Chair in American History at Texas A & M University. Her first book, The Rich Neighbor Policy: Kaiser and Rockefeller in Brazil (Yale, 1992), won the Allan Nevins Prize from the Organization of American Historians and the Stuart Bernath Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. Professor Cobbs has also authored All You Need is Love: The Peace Corps and the Spirit of the 1960s (Harvard, 2000), along with works of historical fiction. Her most recent historical monograph, American Umpire (Harvard, 2013), is the inspiration for the featured documentary film. Sponsored by theCenter for Cold War Studies and International History.   ($5 - $10)
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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    UCSB Percussion Ensemble: “From A to Z (Aron to Zappa)"  
  Jon Nathan, Director  
  UCSB Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA
Please join us for a concert spanning the alphabet of composers, from our own CCS composition student Jack Aron to the notable Los Angeles legend Frank Zappa, with stops in between on Michael Burritt, John Cage, Christopher Rouse, Maurice Ravel, and Peter Schickele.    ($0 - $10)
Presented by ... UCSB Department of Music
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  (805) 893-2064
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    An Evening with Bill Moyers  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA
For almost half a century Bill Moyers has been one of the most prolific and influential figures in American journalism. For such groundbreaking PBS series as Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth, A World of Ideas, Healing and the Mind, On Our Own Terms (death and dying in America); Faith and Reason, The Language of Life, Fooling with Words, Now with Bill Moyers, Bill Moyers Journal, Moyers & Company, his most recent series ending in January of 2015, and scores of highly acclaimed investigative documentaries, Moyers has received 37 Emmy Awards, nine Peabody Awards, the National Academy of Television's Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from the American Film Institute, among others.    ($6 - $12)
Presented by ... Walter H. Capps Center
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  (805) 893-2317
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TRIO BALKAN STRINGS  
  New Vic Theater, 33 W. Victoria, Santa Barbara CA
Trio Balkan Strings, Zoran Starcevic and sons, performs its original Balkan fusion guitar music drawing on Serbian, Gypsy, Macedonian, Romanian, Moldavian, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Mediterranean, Greek, Jazz, Gypsy Swing, Classical music, asymmetrical rhythms and original guitar interpretation. This unique fusion style is rich and unconventional, fresh and spontaneous, and brimming with energy.   ($15 - $22)
Presented by ... Charlene Sansone
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  May 19
   
Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

The great whales have rediscovered Santa Barbara. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year since 1990 to feed, mate and frolic... which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Our trips depart daily at 10am, returning at 2:30pm on the incredible CONDOR Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($50.00 - $99.00)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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    6th Annual Flower Empower Luncheon  
  Bates Ranch House, Bates Ranch Road, Carpinteria CA
A lovely luncheon at the historic, oceanfront property of the Bates Ranch House in Carpinteria, overlooking beautiful Rincon Point. It will include delectable cuisine and fabulous auction items, all to benefit the Flower Empower program. Proceeds from the event provide funds for the Flower Empower Program and help make dreams come true.   ($100
Presented by ... Dream Foundation
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  (805) 564-2131 x115
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    TALK: Why Historical Trauma Studies?  
  Peter Leese  
  UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Room 6046, Santa Barbara CA
Peter Reese is the author of Shell Shock: Traumatic Neurosis and the British Soldiers of the First World War. Sponsored by the IHC series The Humanities and the Brain.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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TALK: Why Historical Trauma Studies?  
  UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Room 6020, Santa Barbara CA
One of the earliest definitions of historical trauma studies is Mark Micale and Paul Lerner’s edited collection Traumatic Pasts: History, Psychiatry and Trauma in the Modern Age, 1870-1930 (2001). Leese is one of the original contributors to Traumatic Pasts and co-editor of two forthcoming collections of essays on the social and cultural history of trauma studies and subsequent developments in the field. His talk will discuss the evolution of historical trauma studies, focusing on the questions: “What are we looking for when we investigate trauma in the past? In which directions might the research agenda now move forward? What is historical trauma studies?” Peter Leese is Associate Professor of British History at the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Currently a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Ideas and Society, University of California, Riverside, his most recent research project is ‘Migrant Memory: Life-Stories, Investigations, Pictures.’ He is the author of Shell Shock: Traumatic Neurosis and the British Soldiers of the First World War, and Britain Since 1945: Aspects of Identity. Psychological Trauma and the Legacies of the First World War and Traumatic Memories of the Second World War and After, edited by Peter Leese and Jason Crouthamel, will both be published by Palgrave Macmillan in autumn 2016. Sponsored by the IHC series The Humanities and the Brain.   ($0 - $0)
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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May History Hiking Series Mission to Mission Hiking For Modern Day History Buffs ~ by Curt Cragg  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara Historical Hidden Treasures Learn about the route of this historic pilgrimage since its early inception by the Spanish explorers and missionaries. Speakers will include hiking and history aficionado Curt Cragg; Bob Brunson, a Third Order Franciscan; and guidebook authors Ron "Butch" Briery and Jim Lutz discussing their journeys hiking the 21 California missions from San Diego to Sonoma.    ($20 - $25)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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  (805) 966-1601
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    Yankee Tavern, by Steven Dietz (PLAY: Mystery, Conspiracy, Humor)  
  Golden Globe Winner: Joseph Bottoms, NYC trained Charlie Rohlfs, Local favorite Bill Egan, Hayley O'Connor  
  Center Stage Theater (Above California Pizza Kitch, Between Chapala and State Streets, Santa Barbara CA
The Producing Unit, the award-winning Santa Barbara theatre company, is proud to announce their next play, Yankee Tavern, by Steven Dietz. An outstanding cast combined with a thought-provoking script by one of the most produced playwrights in American will challenge what you thought you knew about our nation's most devastating and controversial events - and keep you in animated discussion long after the stage goes dark. Yankee Tavern is set in a dusty, run down New York City bar. Here a charismatic and cantankerous regular debates theories about the nation's most devastating events. His captivating rants are often challenged by those in his company and when a stranger walks in and orders a beer for himself and an invisible comrade, a sit-at-the-edge-of-your-seat sequence of possibilities becomes reality.    ($18 - $29)
Presented by ... The Producing Unit
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  (805) 963-0408
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Yankee Tavern  
  The Producing Unit, an award-winning Santa Barbara theatrical organization, is proud to announce the next play, Yankee Tavern, by Steven Dietz.  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

May 13 through 21 The Producing Unit presents Yankee Tavern Directed by Peter Frisch, this popular and cleverly written piece and its award-winning cast will challenge what you thought you knew about our nation's most poignant events and keep you pondering unique theories long after the lights dim. The controversy opens at Center Stage, Friday May 13th for seven performances.   ($11.50 - $29)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
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  (805) 963-8198
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  May 20
   
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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    Gem Faire  
  Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara CA

Gem Faire has made special efforts in making each Gem Faire a community event! All Gem & Bead Faires are open to the public. Classes & demonstrations are offered at every Bead Faire and most Gem Faires. Jewelry repair service while you wait. Plus, a chance to win hourly door prizes at every Gem Faire location.    ($0 - $7)
Presented by ... Earl Warren Showgrounds
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  (503) 252-8300
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Introduction to California's Plant Families  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Join Mary Carroll for this overview of common California plant families. Learn the basic terminology of plant identification, and how to use the Jepson Manual to identify plants. Become familiar with the characteristics of our most common California plant families.   ($80 - $110)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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  (805) 682-4726 x102
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Kids' Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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    Celestial Navigation Part 1: How did our Ancestors do it without GPS - Moorpark College Forum  
  Dave Williams - Sponsored by Ventura County Astronomical Society  
  Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Road, Santa Barbara CA
Dave Williams give the 60 minute talk "Celestial Navigation Part 1: How did our Ancestors do it without GPS? at the Moorpark College Forum Friday, May 20th from 6 to 7 pm. This is the first of a 3-part series that you won't want to miss. The event and parking are free. Go to www.vcas.org for more information and Like Us on Facebook. Email us at vcas.publicity1@gmail.com for alerts on future events - Federal Non-Profit # 95-3162618 Santa Barbara Residents please use Moorpark zip 93021 for directions   
Presented by ... Ventura County Astronomical Society
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  (000) 000-0000
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    SBDA:Inspire  
  The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara Dance Arts presents their annual spring recital. From our young four year olds, to our graduating seniors, this show exemplifies their accomplishments and progression. Enjoyable for the whole family! For more info & tickets please visit sbdancearts.com or call 805-966-5299    
Presented by ... The Marjorie Luke Theatre
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    Telescope Basics: Get the most from your Nighttime Viewing - Moorpark College Forum  
  Kurt Schreiber of the Ventura County Astronomical Society  
  Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Road, Santa Barbara CA
Kurt Schreiber will give a free talk on Telescope Basics at the Moorpark College Forum Friday May 20th @ 7:15 pm - A perfect talk for both the 1st- time buyer and the long-time casual observer who wants to maximize their nighttime viewing enjoyment. Admission and Parking are free! Go to www.vcas.org for more information and Like Us on Facebook. Email us at vcas.publicity1@gmail.com for alerts on future events - Federal Non-Profit # 95-3162618 Santa Barbara Residents please use Moorpark zip 93021 for directions   
Presented by ... Ventura County Astronomical Society
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    OPENING: 2016 Studio Art MFA  
  UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB Art, Design & Architecture Museum, Santa Barbara CA
The past two years have been a time of trials and errors, of successes and failures, and times of solitude and community life. The work presented here is the culmination of those two years of working, thinking, and being – inside and out of the graduate studios. Graduates Emily Baker, Vanesa Gingold, Morgan McAllister, Tom Pazderka, George Sanders, and Shannon Willis are as diverse in their approaches to making and media as they are in their conceptual leanings. Each brings their own investigations and subjectivities: the particular lens through which they process the world around them and by which their work functions. Yet, each is also united by the collective experience: by space, time, and conversation in this particular corner of paradise. The exhibition is evidence of these dialogues: the ones we share with each other and the ones we have with ourselves. Conversations with our bodies, through materialities, with histories, through entanglement and displacement, through tools and apparatus, by decay and destruction, through skilled and deskilled labor, by directed research and internal investigation. Come celebrate the most important work to date of six artists at the threshold of very promising careers. Sponsored by the Dept. of Art and the IHC.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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    Yankee Tavern, by Steven Dietz (PLAY: Mystery, Conspiracy, Humor)  
  Golden Globe Winner: Joseph Bottoms, NYC trained Charlie Rohlfs, Local favorite Bill Egan, Hayley O'Connor  
  Center Stage Theater (Above California Pizza Kitch, Between Chapala and State Streets, Santa Barbara CA
The Producing Unit, the award-winning Santa Barbara theatre company, is proud to announce their next play, Yankee Tavern, by Steven Dietz. An outstanding cast combined with a thought-provoking script by one of the most produced playwrights in American will challenge what you thought you knew about our nation's most devastating and controversial events - and keep you in animated discussion long after the stage goes dark. Yankee Tavern is set in a dusty, run down New York City bar. Here a charismatic and cantankerous regular debates theories about the nation's most devastating events. His captivating rants are often challenged by those in his company and when a stranger walks in and orders a beer for himself and an invisible comrade, a sit-at-the-edge-of-your-seat sequence of possibilities becomes reality.    ($18 - $29)
Presented by ... The Producing Unit
  More Info
  (805) 963-0408
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Yankee Tavern  
  The Producing Unit, an award-winning Santa Barbara theatrical organization, is proud to announce the next play, Yankee Tavern, by Steven Dietz.  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

May 13 through 21 The Producing Unit presents Yankee Tavern Directed by Peter Frisch, this popular and cleverly written piece and its award-winning cast will challenge what you thought you knew about our nation's most poignant events and keep you pondering unique theories long after the lights dim. The controversy opens at Center Stage, Friday May 13th for seven performances.   ($11.50 - $29)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
  More Info
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  (805) 963-8198
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  May 21
   
Hike With a Historian at Rattlesnake Canyon ~ By Hattie Beresford  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara Historical Hidden Treasures Visit the ruins of the dam built for the Santa Barbara Mission along Rattlesnake Creek, hear stories of early homesteaders and visitors, and view dozens of historic photographs that include Tin Can Shack, the Chamber of Commerce Trail, and La Cumbre Peak.    ($15 - $20)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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  (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
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  (805) 882-0088
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Keychain Critters! Art From Scrap Workshop  
  Jason Summers  
  Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

The Art From Scrap (AFS) Workshop comes alive with a themed workshop every Saturday from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Open to artists of all ages and abilities, the workshops take place in the AFS Art Center; located upstairs from the Art From Scrap Creative ReUse Store. AFS Workshops utilize the vast amount of materials found in the store. By making art out of discarded materials; resources are saved and imaginations are stoked. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Make Art! Come to an AFS workshop and unleash your inner eco-artist.    ($8.00 - $8.00)
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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  (805) 884-0459 x11
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Butterflies Alive!  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Experience the magic of Butterflies Alive! as you walk through a beautiful garden filled with flowers, luscious greenery, and more than 1,000 free-flying butterflies. Butterflies Alive! will offer many memorable opportunities, so bring your family, friends and cameras.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711
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Gem Faire  
  Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara CA

Gem Faire has made special efforts in making each Gem Faire a community event! All Gem & Bead Faires are open to the public. Classes & demonstrations are offered at every Bead Faire and most Gem Faires. Jewelry repair service while you wait. Plus, a chance to win hourly door prizes at every Gem Faire location.    ($0 - $7)
Presented by ... Earl Warren Showgrounds
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  (503) 252-8300
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Science on Site: What to do with a Dead Bug  
  Dr. Matthew Gimmel & Sandy Russell  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

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.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x162
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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
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x173
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UCSB Professor and Author, David Marshall presents “Forgetting Fathers” at the Santa Barbara County  
  David Marshall  
  First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance at State Street, Santa Barbara CA

David Marshall presents “Forgetting Fathers: Untold Stories from an Orphaned Past” at the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society’s monthly meeting, Saturday, May 21, at the First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance at State Street, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Award-winning author David Marshall will speak about his new book, Forgetting Fathers: Untold Stories from an Orphaned Past. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. describes it as an “un-forgettable detective story born in a deeply felt, personal quest to solve the mystery of his grandfather’s name.” Marshall weaves together the stories of his grandfather and great-grandfather with his own quest to solve the mystery of his family’s past.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Genealogical Society
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 884-9909
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    Dinos in the Dome (Earth's Wild Ride)  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Set on the surface of the Moon in the year 2081, a grandfather and his children gaze out into space. As they watch the Moon’s shadow move across Earth, the grandfather tells stories of crashing asteroids, erupting volcanoes, roaring dinosaurs, electrifying lightning and booming thunder. While learning about eclipses, the ice age, Earth’s water cycle and differences between the Earth and Moon, the audience is taken on a roller-coaster-like ride through the canyons of raging rivers and hot flowing lava.   ($4
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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SBDA:Inspire  
  The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara Dance Arts presents their annual spring recital. From our young four year olds, to our graduating seniors, this show exemplifies their accomplishments and progression. Enjoyable for the whole family! For more info & tickets please visit sbdancearts.com or call 805-966-5299    
Presented by ... The Marjorie Luke Theatre
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 966-5299
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Kids' Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x173
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    Yankee Tavern, by Steven Dietz (PLAY: Mystery, Conspiracy, Humor)  
  Golden Globe Winner: Joseph Bottoms, NYC trained Charlie Rohlfs, Local favorite Bill Egan, Hayley O'Connor  
  Center Stage Theater (Above California Pizza Kitch, Between Chapala and State Streets, Santa Barbara CA
The Producing Unit, the award-winning Santa Barbara theatre company, is proud to announce their next play, Yankee Tavern, by Steven Dietz. An outstanding cast combined with a thought-provoking script by one of the most produced playwrights in American will challenge what you thought you knew about our nation's most devastating and controversial events - and keep you in animated discussion long after the stage goes dark. Yankee Tavern is set in a dusty, run down New York City bar. Here a charismatic and cantankerous regular debates theories about the nation's most devastating events. His captivating rants are often challenged by those in his company and when a stranger walks in and orders a beer for himself and an invisible comrade, a sit-at-the-edge-of-your-seat sequence of possibilities becomes reality.    ($18 - $29)
Presented by ... The Producing Unit
  More Info
  (805) 963-0408
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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
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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Yankee Tavern  
  The Producing Unit, an award-winning Santa Barbara theatrical organization, is proud to announce the next play, Yankee Tavern, by Steven Dietz.  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

May 13 through 21 The Producing Unit presents Yankee Tavern Directed by Peter Frisch, this popular and cleverly written piece and its award-winning cast will challenge what you thought you knew about our nation's most poignant events and keep you pondering unique theories long after the lights dim. The controversy opens at Center Stage, Friday May 13th for seven performances.   ($11.50 - $29)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-8198
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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
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x173
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    SBDA:Inspire  
  The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara Dance Arts presents their annual spring recital. From our young four year olds, to our graduating seniors, this show exemplifies their accomplishments and progression. Enjoyable for the whole family! For more info & tickets please visit sbdancearts.com or call 805-966-5299    
Presented by ... The Marjorie Luke Theatre
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 966-5299
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Meet Your Match Spring Event  
  Nimita's Cuisine, 508 E Haley St, Santa Barbara CA

It's time once again to Meet Your Match at our non-intimidating party where singles actually learn something about the person they are meeting. Our last Meet Your Match Valentine's party was a huge success and people loved it! Don't miss your chance to be a part of this upcoming event with other singles from Santa Barbara and surrounding areas. Come enjoy cocktails and delicious Indian and Spanish tapas at Nimita's Cuisine.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Matchmaking, LLC
  More Info
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  (805) 699-5650
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    Chanticleer presents Mission Road  
  Chanticleer  
  Old Mission Santa Barbara, 2201 Laguna St, San Francisco CA
Long known for its devotion to the California missions and the music of the Mexican Baroque, Chanticleer takes to the Mission Road again, this time leading us further south to the Las Chiquitas mission chain in what is now Bolivia where a vibrant and unique musical culture also existed. Come on the Mission Road and hear glorious and profound music by composers of New Spain including Juan de Araujo, Tomas de Torrejon y Velasco, Gaspar Fernandes, Francisco Lopez Capillas, Francisco Hernandez, Juan Gutierrez de Padilla and others in the mission churches which resonate with its history.   ($45 - $60)
Presented by ... Chanticleer
  More Info
  (415) 252-8589
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UCSB Middle East Ensemble  
  Scott Marcus, Director  
  UCSB Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA
Please join the UCSB Middle East Ensemble, as we present our formal Spring concert on Saturday, May 21st, 2016, in UCSB’s Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. The concert will begin at 7:30 pm. We are excited to present a great variety of music and dance from throughout the Middle East. We will feature an extended set of Armenian music and dance, including 3 songs by the renowned blind oud player, Udi Hrant (1901-1978) and one by the minstrel Gusan (ashugh) Sheram (1857-1938). We will also present 2 Jewish Sabbath songs from Baghdad and Yemen, a classical Turkish instrumental composition, famous songs by the superstar singers Fairouz (Lebanese, b.1935) and Umm Kulthum (Egyptian, c.1904-1975), and a Persian song composed and performed by Santa Barbara-based Javid-John Mosadeghi.   ($0 - $15)
Presented by ... UCSB Department of Music
  More Info
  (805) 893-2064
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    Sings Like Hell Presents: Jimmer Podrasky  
  Jimmer Podrasky + Hamell on Trial  
  Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara CA

JIMMER PODRASKY is best known as the frontman/songwriter for the critically-acclaimed American band The Rave-Ups, whose EP CLASS TRAMP and albums TOWN AND COUNTRY, THE BOOK OF YOUR REGRETS, and CHANCE still have a devoted following more than twenty years after their release. After graduating from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1980, Podrasky headed west and quickly made a name for himself as an alt country/indie-rock tunesmith and singer. With The Rave-Ups, Podrasky appeared in the iconic “Pretty in Pink” and on “Beverly Hills 90210”. THE WOULD-BE PLANS is his first officially released album in 23 years.   ($39
Presented by ... Lobero Theatre
  More Info
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  (805) 963-0761
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Yankee Tavern, by Steven Dietz (PLAY: Mystery, Conspiracy, Humor)  
  Golden Globe Winner: Joseph Bottoms, NYC trained Charlie Rohlfs, Local favorite Bill Egan, Hayley O'Connor  
  Center Stage Theater (Above California Pizza Kitch, Between Chapala and State Streets, Santa Barbara CA
The Producing Unit, the award-winning Santa Barbara theatre company, is proud to announce their next play, Yankee Tavern, by Steven Dietz. An outstanding cast combined with a thought-provoking script by one of the most produced playwrights in American will challenge what you thought you knew about our nation's most devastating and controversial events - and keep you in animated discussion long after the stage goes dark. Yankee Tavern is set in a dusty, run down New York City bar. Here a charismatic and cantankerous regular debates theories about the nation's most devastating events. His captivating rants are often challenged by those in his company and when a stranger walks in and orders a beer for himself and an invisible comrade, a sit-at-the-edge-of-your-seat sequence of possibilities becomes reality.    ($18 - $29)
Presented by ... The Producing Unit
  More Info
  (805) 963-0408
  Email a Friend
 

Yankee Tavern  
  The Producing Unit, an award-winning Santa Barbara theatrical organization, is proud to announce the next play, Yankee Tavern, by Steven Dietz.  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

May 13 through 21 The Producing Unit presents Yankee Tavern Directed by Peter Frisch, this popular and cleverly written piece and its award-winning cast will challenge what you thought you knew about our nation's most poignant events and keep you pondering unique theories long after the lights dim. The controversy opens at Center Stage, Friday May 13th for seven performances.   ($11.50 - $29)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-8198
  Email a Friend
 

  May 22
   
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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Butterflies Alive!  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Experience the magic of Butterflies Alive! as you walk through a beautiful garden filled with flowers, luscious greenery, and more than 1,000 free-flying butterflies. Butterflies Alive! will offer many memorable opportunities, so bring your family, friends and cameras.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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UCSB Spring Student Carillon Recital  
  Margo Halsted, director  
  UCSB Storke Tower, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA
Students from Professor Margo Halsted's carillon studio will present a spring recital on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 10 a.m. UCSB's carillon is located in Storke Tower. Student performers include Angela Albay-Yenny, David Hyang. Sophia Tao, Cindy Shen, and Ziyling Xie. Plus, a special Albinoni duet performed by Angela Albay-Yenny and instructor Margo Halsted. Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy the concert on the lawn. Admission is free.   ($0 - $0)
Presented by ... UCSB Department of Music
  More Info
  (805) 893-3230
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Upper Eastside History Walk ~ With Thad MacMillan  
  Unity Church, 227 E. Arrellaga, Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara Historical Hidden treasures Take an urban hike through history with a tour of our city's Upper Eastside. Thad MacMillan will share his knowledge of the area's notable residents and their beautifully crafted homes built around the turn of the 20th century. Reservation required. Members $15/ Guests $20   ($15 - $20)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
  More Info
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  (805) 966-1601
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Gem Faire  
  Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara CA

Gem Faire has made special efforts in making each Gem Faire a community event! All Gem & Bead Faires are open to the public. Classes & demonstrations are offered at every Bead Faire and most Gem Faires. Jewelry repair service while you wait. Plus, a chance to win hourly door prizes at every Gem Faire location.    ($0 - $7)
Presented by ... Earl Warren Showgrounds
  More Info
  Website
  (503) 252-8300
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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
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x173
  Email a Friend
   
    Dinos in the Dome (Earth's Wild Ride)  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Set on the surface of the Moon in the year 2081, a grandfather and his children gaze out into space. As they watch the Moon’s shadow move across Earth, the grandfather tells stories of crashing asteroids, erupting volcanoes, roaring dinosaurs, electrifying lightning and booming thunder. While learning about eclipses, the ice age, Earth’s water cycle and differences between the Earth and Moon, the audience is taken on a roller-coaster-like ride through the canyons of raging rivers and hot flowing lava.   ($4
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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Kids' Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

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

A mixture of lovely and spicy tales that are just too good not to be shared! Please note that for the May performance we will be doing 2 shows on Sunday, at 2:00 and 6:00, instead of our traditional Sunday and Monday schedule. Great stories performed by talented actors. Join the performers after the show for complimentary cookies and milk—because every good story should be toasted with cookies and milk! Stories and performers to be announced soon. Speaking of Stories 2016 Season Performances: Nothing But Laughs January 17 & 18, Personal Stories II February 14 & 15; Tales from the Twilight Zone March 13 & 14; Madams of Mayhem April 17 & 18; Literary Potpourri May 22 at 2:00 & 6:30   ($18 - $28)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-8198
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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
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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Puja and Piety: Devotee or God, Hanuman in Hindu Art and Literature  
  A lecture by Bruce M. Sullivan, Professor of Asian Studies & Comparative Study of Religions Northern Arizona University  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Hanuman is an extraordinary, even unique, figure in Hindu religious, literary, and artistic traditions. Famously, he has the appearance, and sometimes the character, of a monkey—but one who speaks perfect Sanskrit, has enormous strength, dresses well, and can fly! This lecture illustrates how Hanuman exhibits the features of both exemplary devotee and a deity in his own right, and includes images of objects from "Puja and Piety" and outside the exhibition. Co-sponsored by the Friends of Asian Art    ($0 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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Alla en El Rancho Grande  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Parte de la serie de películas de La Época De Oro. ..... Considerado como la película que comenzó la Edad de Oro del Cine Mexicano, Alla en el Rancho Grande es un drama romántico prototípico del Cine Mexicano. Dos amigos se enamoran de la misma mujer, y sin embargo, sólo uno puede quedarse con ella.   ($10.00 - $20.00)
Presented by ... The Granada Theatre
  More Info
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  (805) 899-2222
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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
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x173
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Metaphors and Metamorphosis  
  David Starkey, Poet-in-Residence, and Friends  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Join Museum Poet-in-Residence, David Starkey and other poets, for poetry readings at the Butterfly Pavilion in Celebration of Butterflies Alive!   ($7 - $12)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x170
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Literary Potpourri  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

A mixture of lovely and spicy tales that are just too good not to be shared! Please note that for the May performance we will be doing 2 shows on Sunday, at 2:00 and 6:00, instead of our traditional Sunday and Monday schedule. Great stories performed by talented actors. Join the performers after the show for complimentary cookies and milk—because every good story should be toasted with cookies and milk! Stories and performers to be announced soon. Speaking of Stories 2016 Season Performances: Nothing But Laughs January 17 & 18, Personal Stories II February 14 & 15; Tales from the Twilight Zone March 13 & 14; Madams of Mayhem April 17 & 18; Literary Potpourri May 22 at 2:00 & 6:30   ($18 - $28)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-8198
  Email a Friend
 

  May 23
   
Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

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

Butterflies Alive!  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Experience the magic of Butterflies Alive! as you walk through a beautiful garden filled with flowers, luscious greenery, and more than 1,000 free-flying butterflies. Butterflies Alive! will offer many memorable opportunities, so bring your family, friends and cameras.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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    UCSB University Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Players  
  UCSB Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA
The University Chamber Orchestra will present its annual spring concert on Monday, May 23, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UCSB campus. The ensemble is comprised of undergraduate and graduate music students from the string, woodwind, brass, and percussion programs. With a history of colorful repertoire choices, from Baroque to cutting-edge contemporary composers, the University Chamber Orchestra is guaranteed to give a memorable performance. Winners of the UCSB Chamber Competition, the UCSB Chamber Players, will open the first-half of the concert.   ($0 - $10)
Presented by ... UCSB Department of Music
  More Info
  (805) 893-2064
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  May 24
   
Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

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

Butterflies Alive!  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Experience the magic of Butterflies Alive! as you walk through a beautiful garden filled with flowers, luscious greenery, and more than 1,000 free-flying butterflies. Butterflies Alive! will offer many memorable opportunities, so bring your family, friends and cameras.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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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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    Swing Dance for Beginners  
  Merissa Foster  
  SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning , 310 W. Padre Street, Santa Barbara CA

Time to put those happy feet to work. Dancing the East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop and Charleston will get you moving and swinging in a way that you'll lose yourself in the energy of the moment. Meet fellow dancers-to-be and experience all the fun and excitement of these 20th century classics. Never danced before or just worried about your two left feet getting in the way? Come on and give it a try in a warm and welcoming environment. Let those happy feet transform into a happy you.   ($75.00
Presented by ... SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning
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  (805) 687-0812
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    SINGS LIKE HELL PRESENTS The James Hunter Six  
  The James Hunter Six  
  Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara CA

It’s been 10 years since the Englishman James Hunter burst onto the scene with his U.S. debut People Gonna Talk (GO/Rounder 2006), topping the Billboard Blues chart, earning a Grammy-nomination, and attracting universal acclaim from critics and his fans—including Van Morrison, Sharon Jones, and Allen Toussaint. Over the last decade, he’s toured extensively around the world on the club, theatre, and festival circuits, steadily growing a dedicated audience comprised of hardened gig-goers, old-school baby boomers, and young hipsters alike. His follow-ups The Hard Way and Minute By Minute (GO/Fantasy), further cemented Hunter’s reputation as a soul powerhouse, heralded for his talents both as a live performer and perhaps even more so as a songwriter, with The New Yorker describing his “tight, taut compositions” as “rooted in American soul music without being bound to it.”   ($39 - Rese - $44 - Day )
Presented by ... Lobero Theatre
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-0761
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  May 25
   
Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

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

Butterflies Alive!  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Experience the magic of Butterflies Alive! as you walk through a beautiful garden filled with flowers, luscious greenery, and more than 1,000 free-flying butterflies. Butterflies Alive! will offer many memorable opportunities, so bring your family, friends and cameras.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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    World Music Series: UCSB Gospel Choir  
  UCSB Gospel Choir  
  UCSB Department of Music, outdoor Music Bowl, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA
Directed by Victor Bell, the choir will perform traditional and contemporary songs drawn from African American religious traditions. May 25, 2016. Noon. UCSB Music Bowl. Free. Presented by the UCSB Multicultural Center and the Ethnomusicology Program in the Department of Music.   ($0 - $0)
Presented by ... UCSB Department of Music
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  (805) 893-3230
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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
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x173
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    UCSB Dance Company in Concert  
  Directed by Delila Moseley  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

May 25 and 26 UCSB Dept. of Theater & Dance presents UCSB DANCE COMPANY IN CONCERT Directed by Delila Moseley Choreography by Cherice Barton, Guest Artist, Nancy Colahan, Valerie Huston, Christina McCarthy, and Jerry Pearson, Faculty, UCSB and “Dances for Isadora” by Jose Limon.    ($18 - $23)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-8198
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  May 26
   
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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Butterflies Alive!  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Experience the magic of Butterflies Alive! as you walk through a beautiful garden filled with flowers, luscious greenery, and more than 1,000 free-flying butterflies. Butterflies Alive! will offer many memorable opportunities, so bring your family, friends and cameras.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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    SBJHS Winter Band Concert  
  The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 East Cota St, Santa Barbara CA

The SBJHS Music Department presents their spring concert. Don’t miss this chance to see the SBJHS Jazz Band, Beginning Band, Advanced Band, and Vocal Ensemble on the Luke stage! This is a FREE concert featuring the talented musicians of Santa Barbara Junior High! For more info visit: www.sbjhs.org or call: 805-963-7751 x139.   
Presented by ... The Marjorie Luke Theatre
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  (805) 963-7751 x4029
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CEMETERY OF SPLENDOR  
  Carsey-Wolf Center, 4431 SS&MS, Santa Barbara CA
Join us for a screening of Cemetery of Splendor, the most recent, critically acclaimed film from celebrated Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, 2010). UCSB Film and Media Studies Professor Naoki Yamamoto will lead a post-screening Q&A.   
Presented by ... Carsey-Wolf Center
  More Info
  (805) 893-4637
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    UCSB University Wind Ensemble: Bach to Bach (And Points in Between)  
  Paul Bambach, Director  
  UCSB Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA
Under the direction of Paul Bambach, the University Wind Ensemble will present its annual spring concert on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UCSB campus. Join the Department of Music for an evening of exciting, modern works for wind band, along with traditional pieces from the repertoire.   ($0 - $10)
Presented by ... UCSB Department of Music
  More Info
  (805) 893-2064
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    UCSB Dance Company in Concert  
  Directed by Delila Moseley  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

May 25 and 26 UCSB Dept. of Theater & Dance presents UCSB DANCE COMPANY IN CONCERT Directed by Delila Moseley Choreography by Cherice Barton, Guest Artist, Nancy Colahan, Valerie Huston, Christina McCarthy, and Jerry Pearson, Faculty, UCSB and “Dances for Isadora” by Jose Limon.    ($18 - $23)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-8198
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  May 27
   
Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

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

Butterflies Alive!  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Experience the magic of Butterflies Alive! as you walk through a beautiful garden filled with flowers, luscious greenery, and more than 1,000 free-flying butterflies. Butterflies Alive! will offer many memorable opportunities, so bring your family, friends and cameras.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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    World Music Series: Rumba, Bolero, Cumbia, and more with Ensamble Vientos del Sur  
  Ensamble Vientos del Sur  
  UCSB Department of Music, outdoor Music Bowl, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA
Santa Barbara-based Ensamble Vientos Del Sur (Winds of the South Ensemble) performs a fusion of different Latin American styles such as rumba, bolero, and cumbia. Delighting audiences of Southern California for more than a decade, the band’s contagious rhythms invite the audience to dance. Hugo Macario, Jose Elizarraraz, and Robert Gutierrez perform on guitar, charango, zampoñas, quena, cajon, and congas. April 27, 2016. Noon. UCSB Music Bowl. Free. Presented by the UCSB Multicultural Center and the Ethnomusicology Program in the Department of Music.   ($0 - $0)
Presented by ... UCSB Department of Music
  More Info
  (805) 893-3230
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Kids' Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x173
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    Walk The Moon  
  Walk The Moon  
  Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas Street, Santa Barbara CA
WALK THE MOON wrapped up an incredible year setting the record for the most time spent at Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart with their smash hit, “Shut Up and Dance.” The band performed on Late Night With Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Today Show, NBC’s The Voice, and Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series. The foursome also performed on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards where they were nominated for Best Rock Video for “Shut Up and Dance.” Additionally, WALK THE MOON performed at the American Music Awards, where they were also nominated for Favorite Pop/Rock Duo or Group, New Artist of the Year (Presented by Kohl’s), and Favorite Alternative Rock Artist. Most recently, the band performed “Shut Up and Dance” and “Different Colors” on the Nickelodeon HALO Awards.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Bowl
  More Info
  (805) 962-7411
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    UCSB Chamber Choir and Women's Chorus at Trinity Episcopal Church  
  Michel Marc Gervais, Director of Chamber Choir. Pascal Salomon, Director of Women's Chorus.  
  Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St., Santa Barbara CA
Directed by Michel Marc Gervais and Pascal Salomon, the UCSB Chamber Choir and Women’s Chorus will present a joint concert at the beautiful Trinity Episcopal Church (1500 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101) on Friday, May 27, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.   ($0 - $15)
Presented by ... UCSB Department of Music
  More Info
  (805) 893-2064
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  May 28
   
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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Crazy Creatures! Art From Scrap Workshop  
  Geoffrey Barber  
  Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

The Art From Scrap (AFS) Workshop comes alive with a themed workshop every Saturday from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Open to artists of all ages and abilities, the workshops take place in the AFS Art Center; located upstairs from the Art From Scrap Creative ReUse Store. AFS Workshops utilize the vast amount of materials found in the store. By making art out of discarded materials; resources are saved and imaginations are stoked. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Make Art! Come to an AFS workshop and unleash your inner eco-artist.    ($8.00 - $8.00)
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 884-0459 x11
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Butterflies Alive!  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Experience the magic of Butterflies Alive! as you walk through a beautiful garden filled with flowers, luscious greenery, and more than 1,000 free-flying butterflies. Butterflies Alive! will offer many memorable opportunities, so bring your family, friends and cameras.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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A T. Rex Named Sue  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

No dinosaur in the world compares to SUE–the largest, most complete, and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. At a heart stopping 42 feet (12.8 m) long and 12 feet (3.66 m) high at the hip, a spectacular full-sized skeleton cast of SUE is the centerpiece of this exciting exhibition.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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Upper Eastside History Walk ~ With Thad MacMillan  
  Unity Church, 227 E. Arrellaga, Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara Historical Hidden treasures Take an urban hike through history with a tour of our city's Upper Eastside. Thad MacMillan will share his knowledge of the area's notable residents and their beautifully crafted homes built around the turn of the 20th century. Reservation required. Members $15/ Guests $20   ($15 - $20)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 966-1601
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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
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x173
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    Dinos in the Dome (Earth's Wild Ride)  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Set on the surface of the Moon in the year 2081, a grandfather and his children gaze out into space. As they watch the Moon’s shadow move across Earth, the grandfather tells stories of crashing asteroids, erupting volcanoes, roaring dinosaurs, electrifying lightning and booming thunder. While learning about eclipses, the ice age, Earth’s water cycle and differences between the Earth and Moon, the audience is taken on a roller-coaster-like ride through the canyons of raging rivers and hot flowing lava.   ($4
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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Kids' Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x173
  Email a Friend
   
   
Tina the Ballerina  
  Lobero Theatre, 33 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara CA

Tina, the Ballerina is the tale of a young girl from the French countryside, who gets the opportunity to go to the dance festival in Paris. On her way, she travels through meadows of flowers, eventually reaching the bustling city with street performers, jesters and the Paris Opera Ballet. Children ages 2 and up are featured in this story of Tina’s adventures.   ($14.00 - $25.00)
Presented by ... Gustafson Dance
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-0761
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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
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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Outdoor Nature Exploration  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Explore nature with our Backyard Naturalist. Engage in hands-on activities in the beautiful outdoor settings of the Museum. Interested guests must SIGN UP and MEET in the Courtyard between 2:00-2:15 PM. Space is limited. Close-toed shoes required. For more information: jcanty@sbnature2.org or 805-682-4711 ext. 162   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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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
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x173
  Email a Friend
   
   
Tina the Ballerina  
  Lobero Theatre, 33 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara CA

Tina, the Ballerina is the tale of a young girl from the French countryside, who gets the opportunity to go to the dance festival in Paris. On her way, she travels through meadows of flowers, eventually reaching the bustling city with street performers, jesters and the Paris Opera Ballet. Children ages 2 and up are featured in this story of Tina’s adventures.   ($14.00 - $25.00)
Presented by ... Gustafson Dance
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-0761
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    The Lumineers  
  The Lumineers  
  Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas Street, Santa Barbara CA
It took four years for the Lumineers to follow up their platinum-plus, multi-Grammy-nominated, self-titled debut—which spent 46 weeks on the Billboard 200 and peaked at #2— but Cleopatra is well worth the wait. After exploding onto the scene with their monster single “Ho Hey” (which spent a staggering 62 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #3) and its follow-up, “Stubborn Love”, The Lumineers spent a solid three years touring six of the seven continents. During that time, The Lumineers earned a pair of Grammy nominations, contributed two songs to The Hunger Games franchise and sold an impressive 1.7 million albums in the U.S., and 3 million worldwide.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Bowl
  More Info
  (805) 962-7411
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  May 29
   
Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

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

Butterflies Alive!  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Experience the magic of Butterflies Alive! as you walk through a beautiful garden filled with flowers, luscious greenery, and more than 1,000 free-flying butterflies. Butterflies Alive! will offer many memorable opportunities, so bring your family, friends and cameras.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 

A T. Rex Named Sue  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

No dinosaur in the world compares to SUE–the largest, most complete, and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. At a heart stopping 42 feet (12.8 m) long and 12 feet (3.66 m) high at the hip, a spectacular full-sized skeleton cast of SUE is the centerpiece of this exciting exhibition.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 
   
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
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x173
  Email a Friend
   
    Dinos in the Dome (Earth's Wild Ride)  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Set on the surface of the Moon in the year 2081, a grandfather and his children gaze out into space. As they watch the Moon’s shadow move across Earth, the grandfather tells stories of crashing asteroids, erupting volcanoes, roaring dinosaurs, electrifying lightning and booming thunder. While learning about eclipses, the ice age, Earth’s water cycle and differences between the Earth and Moon, the audience is taken on a roller-coaster-like ride through the canyons of raging rivers and hot flowing lava.   ($4
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 
   
Kids' Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x173
  Email a Friend
   
   
Tina the Ballerina  
  Lobero Theatre, 33 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara CA

Tina, the Ballerina is the tale of a young girl from the French countryside, who gets the opportunity to go to the dance festival in Paris. On her way, she travels through meadows of flowers, eventually reaching the bustling city with street performers, jesters and the Paris Opera Ballet. Children ages 2 and up are featured in this story of Tina’s adventures.   ($14.00 - $25.00)
Presented by ... Gustafson Dance
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-0761
  Email a Friend
 
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
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
   
   
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
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x173
  Email a Friend
   

  May 30
   
Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

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

Butterflies Alive!  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Experience the magic of Butterflies Alive! as you walk through a beautiful garden filled with flowers, luscious greenery, and more than 1,000 free-flying butterflies. Butterflies Alive! will offer many memorable opportunities, so bring your family, friends and cameras.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 

A T. Rex Named Sue  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

No dinosaur in the world compares to SUE–the largest, most complete, and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. At a heart stopping 42 feet (12.8 m) long and 12 feet (3.66 m) high at the hip, a spectacular full-sized skeleton cast of SUE is the centerpiece of this exciting exhibition.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 

  May 31
    Training: Complex Trauma and Interaction with Substance Abuse with Brian Meyer, Ph.D  
  New Beginnings Counseling Center, 324 East Carrillo Street, Suite C, Santa Barbara CA
New Beginnings Counseling Center invites you to attend a day of clinical training with Brian Meyer, Ph. D., presenting on: Session 1: "Assessment and Treatment of Complex Trauma." (9:00am-Noon) Session 2: "The Complex Interactions of PTSD, Pain, Insomnia and Opioid/Alcohol/Cannabis Abuse." Followed by an integrative Q&A addressing interaction between PTSD, Substance Abuse, Trauma, and Co-Morbid Disorders (1:30-4:30pm)    ($50 - $85)
Presented by ... New Beginnings Counseling Center
  More Info
  (805) 963-7777 x115
  Email a Friend
 
   
Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

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

Butterflies Alive!  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Experience the magic of Butterflies Alive! as you walk through a beautiful garden filled with flowers, luscious greenery, and more than 1,000 free-flying butterflies. Butterflies Alive! will offer many memorable opportunities, so bring your family, friends and cameras.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 

A T. Rex Named Sue  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

No dinosaur in the world compares to SUE–the largest, most complete, and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. At a heart stopping 42 feet (12.8 m) long and 12 feet (3.66 m) high at the hip, a spectacular full-sized skeleton cast of SUE is the centerpiece of this exciting exhibition.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 
    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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  June 1
   
Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

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

Butterflies Alive!  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Experience the magic of Butterflies Alive! as you walk through a beautiful garden filled with flowers, luscious greenery, and more than 1,000 free-flying butterflies. Butterflies Alive! will offer many memorable opportunities, so bring your family, friends and cameras.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 

A T. Rex Named Sue  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

No dinosaur in the world compares to SUE–the largest, most complete, and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. At a heart stopping 42 feet (12.8 m) long and 12 feet (3.66 m) high at the hip, a spectacular full-sized skeleton cast of SUE is the centerpiece of this exciting exhibition.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711
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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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    UCSB Jazz Ensemble: "We Want the Funk! (And Rock, and Fusion)"  
  Jon Nathan, Director  
  UCSB Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA
Directed by Jon Nathan, the UCSB Jazz Ensemble presents fresh takes on jazz standards. Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UCSB campus. Presented in association with UCSB Department of Theater and Dance's production, We Want the Funk!: A Rustbelt Lullaby on The One by Idris Goodwin.    ($0 - $10)
Presented by ... UCSB Department of Music
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  (805) 893-2064
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  June 2
   
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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Butterflies Alive!  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Experience the magic of Butterflies Alive! as you walk through a beautiful garden filled with flowers, luscious greenery, and more than 1,000 free-flying butterflies. Butterflies Alive! will offer many memorable opportunities, so bring your family, friends and cameras.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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A T. Rex Named Sue  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

No dinosaur in the world compares to SUE–the largest, most complete, and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. At a heart stopping 42 feet (12.8 m) long and 12 feet (3.66 m) high at the hip, a spectacular full-sized skeleton cast of SUE is the centerpiece of this exciting exhibition.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
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  (805) 682-4711
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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. SBMA’s Family Resource Center    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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    UCSB Music of India Ensemble  
  Scott Marcus, director  
  UCSB Karl Geiringer Hall, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA
The UCSB Music of India Ensemble, directed by Scott Marcus, will present a concert of Indian classical music on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UCSB campus.    ($0 - $10)
Presented by ... UCSB Department of Music
  More Info
  (805) 893-2064
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  June 3
   
Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

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

Butterflies Alive!  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Experience the magic of Butterflies Alive! as you walk through a beautiful garden filled with flowers, luscious greenery, and more than 1,000 free-flying butterflies. Butterflies Alive! will offer many memorable opportunities, so bring your family, friends and cameras.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 

A T. Rex Named Sue  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

No dinosaur in the world compares to SUE–the largest, most complete, and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. At a heart stopping 42 feet (12.8 m) long and 12 feet (3.66 m) high at the hip, a spectacular full-sized skeleton cast of SUE is the centerpiece of this exciting exhibition.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 
   
Kids' Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

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

All members welcome to a preview of the 2016 Butterflies Alive and to see Sue the Rex exhibits. Bring an appetite to enjoy delicious food and drink, face painting and other fun fare. Admission is free for this Members' Only event. Taco Bar and Drink tickets can be purchased on line or by calling 805 682 4711 ext 114.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711 x114
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    UCSB Gospel Choir  
  Victor Bell, Director  
  UCSB Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA
Under the direction of Victor Bell, the UCSB Gospel Choir presents sold-out performances each quarter and is regularly featured in numerous community events and university celebrations. The Gospel Choir recently produced a CD entitled Praize Party on the Yard and has been featured on the WB sitcom The Steve Harvey Show. Join the Gospel Choir for their annual spring concert on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UCSB campus.   ($0 - $15)
Presented by ... UCSB Department of Music
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  (805) 893-2064
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  June 4
    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
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 705-3208
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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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Father's Day Cards and Gifts Art From Scrap Workshop  
  Natalia Montoya  
  Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

The Art From Scrap (AFS) Workshop comes alive with a themed workshop every Saturday from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Open to artists of all ages and abilities, the workshops take place in the AFS Art Center; located upstairs from the Art From Scrap Creative ReUse Store. AFS Workshops utilize the vast amount of materials found in the store. By making art out of discarded materials; resources are saved and imaginations are stoked. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Make Art! Come to an AFS workshop and unleash your inner eco-artist.    ($8.00 - $8.00)
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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  (805) 884-0459 x11
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Butterflies Alive!  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Experience the magic of Butterflies Alive! as you walk through a beautiful garden filled with flowers, luscious greenery, and more than 1,000 free-flying butterflies. Butterflies Alive! will offer many memorable opportunities, so bring your family, friends and cameras.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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Antarctica: On Thin Ice  
  Discover the marine wilderness of Antarctica!  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, 211 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara CA

Meet ice diving scientists, educators, and filmmakers; investigate global change biology research; enjoy Antarctic-inspired live music and art; participate in hands-on activities; learn about penguins, pteropods, and more…   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 962-2526 x110
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A T. Rex Named Sue  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

No dinosaur in the world compares to SUE–the largest, most complete, and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. At a heart stopping 42 feet (12.8 m) long and 12 feet (3.66 m) high at the hip, a spectacular full-sized skeleton cast of SUE is the centerpiece of this exciting exhibition.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 
   
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
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x173
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    Dinos in the Dome (Earth's Wild Ride)  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Set on the surface of the Moon in the year 2081, a grandfather and his children gaze out into space. As they watch the Moon’s shadow move across Earth, the grandfather tells stories of crashing asteroids, erupting volcanoes, roaring dinosaurs, electrifying lightning and booming thunder. While learning about eclipses, the ice age, Earth’s water cycle and differences between the Earth and Moon, the audience is taken on a roller-coaster-like ride through the canyons of raging rivers and hot flowing lava.   ($4
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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Kids' Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x173
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    Senior (musical) Moments  
  Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara CA

“Senior (musical) Moments” is the fourth annual benefit production for the Center for Successful Aging, following in the footsteps of the very popular “Seniors Have Talent” I and II, and last year’s “Puttin’ On The Ritz” at the Marjorie Luke Theatre. This year’s show will have a fresh, new, more intimate theatrical format featuring scenes and musical numbers that explore the joys and challenges of aging in today’s world. It will feature a multi-generational company of senior and young actors, singers and musicians, many with impressive performance careers. Conceived and directed by playwright/director Rod Lathim, it promises to deliver plenty of humorous and poignant moments pulled from life experiences that will be recognizable by the audience. This year’s Spirit of Successful Aging Award recipient, Marilyn Gilbert, will be honored before the 75 minute show begins. The popularity of this annual production continues to grow and is fed by the high production values, the great satisfaction of the audiences and the celebratory environment created at the Marjorie Luke Theatre for the vast talents of area artists who happen to be seniors – wonderful and inspiring role models for their peers. This production, benefitting the Center for Successful Aging, is a mission driven event that mirrors the work and spirit of the Center’s programs which support area seniors, and offers support to live active, healthy and successful lives in their golden years. It promotes the important place seniors have in our community and demonstrates that seniors are indeed active, talented and contributing members of our community.   
Presented by ... Lobero Theatre
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  (805) 963-0761
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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
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
   
   
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
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x173
  Email a Friend
   

  June 5
   
Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

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

Butterflies Alive!  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Experience the magic of Butterflies Alive! as you walk through a beautiful garden filled with flowers, luscious greenery, and more than 1,000 free-flying butterflies. Butterflies Alive! will offer many memorable opportunities, so bring your family, friends and cameras.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 

A T. Rex Named Sue  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

No dinosaur in the world compares to SUE–the largest, most complete, and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. At a heart stopping 42 feet (12.8 m) long and 12 feet (3.66 m) high at the hip, a spectacular full-sized skeleton cast of SUE is the centerpiece of this exciting exhibition.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 
   
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
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x173
  Email a Friend
   
    Dinos in the Dome (Earth's Wild Ride)  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Set on the surface of the Moon in the year 2081, a grandfather and his children gaze out into space. As they watch the Moon’s shadow move across Earth, the grandfather tells stories of crashing asteroids, erupting volcanoes, roaring dinosaurs, electrifying lightning and booming thunder. While learning about eclipses, the ice age, Earth’s water cycle and differences between the Earth and Moon, the audience is taken on a roller-coaster-like ride through the canyons of raging rivers and hot flowing lava.   ($4
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 
   
Kids' Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x173
  Email a Friend
   
    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
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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Working Through Stillness: Lewis deSoto and Pico Iyer  
  Lewis deSoto and Pico Iyer  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

In conjunction with the installation of his work, Paranirvana (Self-Portrait), artist Lewis deSoto sits down, in classic talk show format, for an informal and wide-ranging conversation with noted essayist, author, and Santa Barbara favorite son, Pico Iyer to discuss Buddhism, fathers and sons, and how stillness complements movement in the creative process, whatever the form.   ($0 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
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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
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x173
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    Paul Simon  
  Paul Simon  
  Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas Street, Santa Barbara CA
Paul Simon is an American musician, singer-songwriter and actor. Simon's fame, influence, and commercial success began as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, formed in 1964 with musical partner Art Garfunkel   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Bowl
  More Info
  (805) 962-7411
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  June 6
   
Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

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

Butterflies Alive!  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Experience the magic of Butterflies Alive! as you walk through a beautiful garden filled with flowers, luscious greenery, and more than 1,000 free-flying butterflies. Butterflies Alive! will offer many memorable opportunities, so bring your family, friends and cameras.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 

A T. Rex Named Sue  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

No dinosaur in the world compares to SUE–the largest, most complete, and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. At a heart stopping 42 feet (12.8 m) long and 12 feet (3.66 m) high at the hip, a spectacular full-sized skeleton cast of SUE is the centerpiece of this exciting exhibition.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 

  June 7

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

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

Butterflies Alive!  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Experience the magic of Butterflies Alive! as you walk through a beautiful garden filled with flowers, luscious greenery, and more than 1,000 free-flying butterflies. Butterflies Alive! will offer many memorable opportunities, so bring your family, friends and cameras.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 

A T. Rex Named Sue  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

No dinosaur in the world compares to SUE–the largest, most complete, and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. At a heart stopping 42 feet (12.8 m) long and 12 feet (3.66 m) high at the hip, a spectacular full-sized skeleton cast of SUE is the centerpiece of this exciting exhibition.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 
    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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  June 8
   
Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

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

Butterflies Alive!  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Experience the magic of Butterflies Alive! as you walk through a beautiful garden filled with flowers, luscious greenery, and more than 1,000 free-flying butterflies. Butterflies Alive! will offer many memorable opportunities, so bring your family, friends and cameras.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 

A T. Rex Named Sue  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

No dinosaur in the world compares to SUE–the largest, most complete, and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. At a heart stopping 42 feet (12.8 m) long and 12 feet (3.66 m) high at the hip, a spectacular full-sized skeleton cast of SUE is the centerpiece of this exciting exhibition.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 
   
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
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x173
  Email a Friend
   
    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
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 705-3208
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  June 9
   
Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

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

Butterflies Alive!  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Experience the magic of Butterflies Alive! as you walk through a beautiful garden filled with flowers, luscious greenery, and more than 1,000 free-flying butterflies. Butterflies Alive! will offer many memorable opportunities, so bring your family, friends and cameras.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 

A T. Rex Named Sue  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

No dinosaur in the world compares to SUE–the largest, most complete, and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. At a heart stopping 42 feet (12.8 m) long and 12 feet (3.66 m) high at the hip, a spectacular full-sized skeleton cast of SUE is the centerpiece of this exciting exhibition.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
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Fallen Angels  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

By Noël Coward - With their passionless husbands away playing golf, a mutual long-ago lover announces his intention to pay Julia and Jane an impromptu visit. All in a fluster, there’s clearly only one thing to do: hit the bottle! Or rather, pop open the bubbly. Each successive glass loosens their tongues, hidden jealousies surface, the claws come out, and all attempts at demure behavior go out of the window. But it’s not until the unexpected early return of their golfing husbands that the women’s evening really hits its frenzied peak. Sponsored by Geoff and Joan Rutkowski & Dan and Donna Hone. Directed by Art Manke.   ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 965-5400
  Email a Friend
 

  June 10
   
Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

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

Butterflies Alive!  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Experience the magic of Butterflies Alive! as you walk through a beautiful garden filled with flowers, luscious greenery, and more than 1,000 free-flying butterflies. Butterflies Alive! will offer many memorable opportunities, so bring your family, friends and cameras.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 

A T. Rex Named Sue  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

No dinosaur in the world compares to SUE–the largest, most complete, and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. At a heart stopping 42 feet (12.8 m) long and 12 feet (3.66 m) high at the hip, a spectacular full-sized skeleton cast of SUE is the centerpiece of this exciting exhibition.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 
   
Kids' Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x173
  Email a Friend
   
   
Fallen Angels  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

By Noël Coward - With their passionless husbands away playing golf, a mutual long-ago lover announces his intention to pay Julia and Jane an impromptu visit. All in a fluster, there’s clearly only one thing to do: hit the bottle! Or rather, pop open the bubbly. Each successive glass loosens their tongues, hidden jealousies surface, the claws come out, and all attempts at demure behavior go out of the window. But it’s not until the unexpected early return of their golfing husbands that the women’s evening really hits its frenzied peak. Sponsored by Geoff and Joan Rutkowski & Dan and Donna Hone. Directed by Art Manke.   ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 965-5400
  Email a Friend
 

Love, Seduction, & an Armenian Grandmother!  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

June 10, 17, and 18 Dance With Harout presents Love, Seduction, & an Armenian Grandmother! The Dance with Harout Performance Company comes back for their second year at Center Stage, presenting Love Seduction & an Armenian Grandmother! Prepare yourself for a wild ride as you learn about love, seduction and the hilarious adventures of an Armenian grandmother through dance styles encompassing Burlesque, Hip Hop, Jazz Funk and Armenian! You don’t want to miss this!   ($30 - $40)
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-8198
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  June 11
   
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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Reflecting Lakes and Tide Pools Art From Scrap Workshop  
  Carlos Bardales  
  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
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 884-0459 x11
  Email a Friend
 

Butterflies Alive!  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Experience the magic of Butterflies Alive! as you walk through a beautiful garden filled with flowers, luscious greenery, and more than 1,000 free-flying butterflies. Butterflies Alive! will offer many memorable opportunities, so bring your family, friends and cameras.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 

A T. Rex Named Sue  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

No dinosaur in the world compares to SUE–the largest, most complete, and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. At a heart stopping 42 feet (12.8 m) long and 12 feet (3.66 m) high at the hip, a spectacular full-sized skeleton cast of SUE is the centerpiece of this exciting exhibition.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 
   
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
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x173
  Email a Friend
   
    Dinos in the Dome (Earth's Wild Ride)  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Set on the surface of the Moon in the year 2081, a grandfather and his children gaze out into space. As they watch the Moon’s shadow move across Earth, the grandfather tells stories of crashing asteroids, erupting volcanoes, roaring dinosaurs, electrifying lightning and booming thunder. While learning about eclipses, the ice age, Earth’s water cycle and differences between the Earth and Moon, the audience is taken on a roller-coaster-like ride through the canyons of raging rivers and hot flowing lava.   ($4
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 
   
Kids' Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x173
  Email a Friend
   
    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
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
   
   
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
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x173
  Email a Friend
   
   
Fallen Angels  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

By Noël Coward - With their passionless husbands away playing golf, a mutual long-ago lover announces his intention to pay Julia and Jane an impromptu visit. All in a fluster, there’s clearly only one thing to do: hit the bottle! Or rather, pop open the bubbly. Each successive glass loosens their tongues, hidden jealousies surface, the claws come out, and all attempts at demure behavior go out of the window. But it’s not until the unexpected early return of their golfing husbands that the women’s evening really hits its frenzied peak. Sponsored by Geoff and Joan Rutkowski & Dan and Donna Hone. Directed by Art Manke.   ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 965-5400
  Email a Friend
 

  June 12
   
Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

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

Butterflies Alive!  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Experience the magic of Butterflies Alive! as you walk through a beautiful garden filled with flowers, luscious greenery, and more than 1,000 free-flying butterflies. Butterflies Alive! will offer many memorable opportunities, so bring your family, friends and cameras.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 

A T. Rex Named Sue  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

No dinosaur in the world compares to SUE–the largest, most complete, and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. At a heart stopping 42 feet (12.8 m) long and 12 feet (3.66 m) high at the hip, a spectacular full-sized skeleton cast of SUE is the centerpiece of this exciting exhibition.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 
   
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
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x173
  Email a Friend
   
    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
  More Info
  (805) 884-0459 x16
  Email a Friend
   
Dinos in the Dome (Earth's Wild Ride)  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Set on the surface of the Moon in the year 2081, a grandfather and his children gaze out into space. As they watch the Moon’s shadow move across Earth, the grandfather tells stories of crashing asteroids, erupting volcanoes, roaring dinosaurs, electrifying lightning and booming thunder. While learning about eclipses, the ice age, Earth’s water cycle and differences between the Earth and Moon, the audience is taken on a roller-coaster-like ride through the canyons of raging rivers and hot flowing lava.   ($4
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 
   
Kids' Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x173
  Email a Friend
   
   
Studio Sundays - Chalk Pastel  
  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 May, visitors Create your own version of Berthe Morisot’s Young Girl with a Dog (ca. 1887) in chalk pastel on raw canvas.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
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Fallen Angels  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

By Noël Coward - With their passionless husbands away playing golf, a mutual long-ago lover announces his intention to pay Julia and Jane an impromptu visit. All in a fluster, there’s clearly only one thing to do: hit the bottle! Or rather, pop open the bubbly. Each successive glass loosens their tongues, hidden jealousies surface, the claws come out, and all attempts at demure behavior go out of the window. But it’s not until the unexpected early return of their golfing husbands that the women’s evening really hits its frenzied peak. Sponsored by Geoff and Joan Rutkowski & Dan and Donna Hone. Directed by Art Manke.   ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 965-5400
  Email a Friend
 
Green & Blue: A Coastal Celebration  
  Environmental Defense Center, 906 Garden Street, Santa Barbara CA

The annual benefit is EDC’s largest and most successful fundraiser of the year held outside in the gardens at Rancho La Patera & Stow House in Goleta. Guests enjoy local wine, hors d’ oeuvres and dessert, live music, and silent and live auctions filled with unique items, all amidst the lush surroundings of the historic Stow House. Cost: $100   ($100 - $100)
Presented by ... Environmental Defense Center
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-1622
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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
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
   
    On Art, Fiction, and Henry James: Colm Toibin and Andrew Winer in Conversation  
  Colm Toibin and Andrew Winer  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Andrew Winer, writer, artist, Chair of Creative Writing at UC Riverside, and a recipient of an NEA Fellowship in fiction, and Colm Toibin, acclaimed Irish author, poet, essayist, critic, Man Booker Prize finalist, Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University, and author of The Master, a subtle fictionalized portrait of Henry James, share the stage and their thoughts about the creative process and the complexity of the human heart in a conversation resonating from this statement by Henry James: “It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance...and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.”   ($0 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
  Email a Friend
   
   
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
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x173
  Email a Friend
   
   
Fallen Angels  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

By Noël Coward - With their passionless husbands away playing golf, a mutual long-ago lover announces his intention to pay Julia and Jane an impromptu visit. All in a fluster, there’s clearly only one thing to do: hit the bottle! Or rather, pop open the bubbly. Each successive glass loosens their tongues, hidden jealousies surface, the claws come out, and all attempts at demure behavior go out of the window. But it’s not until the unexpected early return of their golfing husbands that the women’s evening really hits its frenzied peak. Sponsored by Geoff and Joan Rutkowski & Dan and Donna Hone. Directed by Art Manke.   ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 965-5400
  Email a Friend
 

  June 13
    Green Screen & Video Special Effects Summer Camps  
  TV Santa Barbara, 329 S. Salinas Street, Santa Barbara CA
TV Santa Barbara's media professionals teach video basics with professional gear: green-screen and special effects, script-writing, camera work, lighting, directing, sound design, acting, on-camera talent, and editing. By week's end, students will have created a finished, green screen video.
All students receive a complimentary, one-year, "media maker" membership and studio certification - enabling them to CREW on TVSB studio shows. 
   ($200 - $250)
Presented by ... TV Santa Barbara
  More Info
  (805) 571-1721 x4124
  Email a Friend
 
   
Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

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

Butterflies Alive!  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Experience the magic of Butterflies Alive! as you walk through a beautiful garden filled with flowers, luscious greenery, and more than 1,000 free-flying butterflies. Butterflies Alive! will offer many memorable opportunities, so bring your family, friends and cameras.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 

A T. Rex Named Sue  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

No dinosaur in the world compares to SUE–the largest, most complete, and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. At a heart stopping 42 feet (12.8 m) long and 12 feet (3.66 m) high at the hip, a spectacular full-sized skeleton cast of SUE is the centerpiece of this exciting exhibition.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 
   
Kids' Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x173
  Email a Friend
   
    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
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
   
   
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
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x173
  Email a Friend
   
   
Science Pub: Roadside Geology of Southern California  
  Dr. Arthur Sylvester, UCSB Geologist & Elizabeth O'Black Gans, Geologist-illustrator  
  Dargan's Irish Pub & Restaurant Santa Barbara , 18 E. Ortega St., Santa Barbara CA

Get introduced to the results of almost every type of geologic process, from desert erosion to glaciation, from ancient to recent volcanism, and from giant prehistoric landslides to active earthquake faults. You'll learn that southern California has every age of rock, from 2.5 billion year old gneiss to 3,000 year old volcanic cinders, and every type of rock, from rare plutonic and volcanic rocks to common sandstone and limestone, from high-grade metamorphic rocks to soupy sediments yet to harden into rock, and from precious gemstones to giant quarries of sand and gravel.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x170
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Simon Birch  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin film series. ..... Loosely based on the novel by John Irving, entitled A Prayer for Owen Meany, the film is about a boy with a debilitating birth defect who has a God-given faith, hope, and an enduring sense of his own destiny. Simon dwarfs the “normal” people of his town in stature, and yet challenges their superficial religious activities and beliefs. When they try to silence him and force him into accepting the patterns of their own disbelief, he stubbornly holds onto his own faith in God, and that destiny to one day be a hero.   ($10.00 - $20.00)
Presented by ... The Granada Theatre
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 899-2222
  Email a Friend
 

  June 14
    Green Screen & Video Special Effects Summer Camps  
  TV Santa Barbara, 329 S. Salinas Street, Santa Barbara CA
TV Santa Barbara's media professionals teach video basics with professional gear: green-screen and special effects, script-writing, camera work, lighting, directing, sound design, acting, on-camera talent, and editing. By week's end, students will have created a finished, green screen video.
All students receive a complimentary, one-year, "media maker" membership and studio certification - enabling them to CREW on TVSB studio shows. 
   ($200 - $250)
Presented by ... TV Santa Barbara
  More Info
  (805) 571-1721 x4124
  Email a Friend
 
   
Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

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

Butterflies Alive!  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Experience the magic of Butterflies Alive! as you walk through a beautiful garden filled with flowers, luscious greenery, and more than 1,000 free-flying butterflies. Butterflies Alive! will offer many memorable opportunities, so bring your family, friends and cameras.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 

A T. Rex Named Sue  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

No dinosaur in the world compares to SUE–the largest, most complete, and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. At a heart stopping 42 feet (12.8 m) long and 12 feet (3.66 m) high at the hip, a spectacular full-sized skeleton cast of SUE is the centerpiece of this exciting exhibition.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
 
   
Kids' Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x173
  Email a Friend
   
    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
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
  Email a Friend
   
   
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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Fallen Angels  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

By Noël Coward - With their passionless husbands away playing golf, a mutual long-ago lover announces his intention to pay Julia and Jane an impromptu visit. All in a fluster, there’s clearly only one thing to do: hit the bottle! Or rather, pop open the bubbly. Each successive glass loosens their tongues, hidden jealousies surface, the claws come out, and all attempts at demure behavior go out of the window. But it’s not until the unexpected early return of their golfing husbands that the women’s evening really hits its frenzied peak. Sponsored by Geoff and Joan Rutkowski & Dan and Donna Hone. Directed by Art Manke.   ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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  (805) 965-5400
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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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  June 15
    Green Screen & Video Special Effects Summer Camps  
  TV Santa Barbara, 329 S. Salinas Street, Santa Barbara CA
TV Santa Barbara's media professionals teach video basics with professional gear: green-screen and special effects, script-writing, camera work, lighting, directing, sound design, acting, on-camera talent, and editing. By week's end, students will have created a finished, green screen video.
All students receive a complimentary, one-year, "media maker" membership and studio certification - enabling them to CREW on TVSB studio shows. 
   ($200 - $250)
Presented by ... TV Santa Barbara
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  (805) 571-1721 x4124
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Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

The great whales have rediscovered Santa Barbara. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year since 1990 to feed, mate and frolic... which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Our trips depart daily at 10am, returning at 2:30pm on the incredible CONDOR Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($50.00 - $99.00)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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Butterflies Alive!  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Experience the magic of Butterflies Alive! as you walk through a beautiful garden filled with flowers, luscious greenery, and more than 1,000 free-flying butterflies. Butterflies Alive! will offer many memorable opportunities, so bring your family, friends and cameras.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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A T. Rex Named Sue  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

No dinosaur in the world compares to SUE–the largest, most complete, and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. At a heart stopping 42 feet (12.8 m) long and 12 feet (3.66 m) high at the hip, a spectacular full-sized skeleton cast of SUE is the centerpiece of this exciting exhibition.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Kids' Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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