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

Voted the #1 Wine Tasting Tour in Santa Barbara by the Santa Barbara News-Press Reader's Choice Awards!! ..... Our most popular tour and an experience you will never forget! This wine country tour will escort your party out of Santa Barbara and through the Los Padres National Forest, offering amazing views of mountains, lakes and sprawling hills.    ($99.00
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Water Wise Home Garden  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

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

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

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

What do a lamp made out of seashells, a delicate hand-painted fan, a rifle from the 1850s, and a leather guitar case signed by Walt Disney have in common? These are just a few of the Museum's "hidden treasures" that have captivated our staff.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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Exhibition – Women Sculptors  
  Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara CA
Inspired by the opening exhibition at downtown Los Angeles’ new Hauser Wirth & Schimmel art complex, The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art unveils a surprise exhibition, “Women Sculptors,” before the museum’s official fall opening. “Women Sculptors,” which includes selections from the museum’s permanent collection, features a wide variety of sculpture and prints by 16 prominent 20th century and contemporary female sculptors. The exhibition will remain up through Saturday, Oct. 1, during weekdays 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. (closed 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch), and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, please call the museum at (805) 565-6162. “A Westmont arts group recently visited the new downtown L.A. gallery to see “Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947–2016,” and it inspired us to look into our own collection and interpret the same theme,” says Judy Larson, R. Anthony Askew professor of art history and museum director. “Supplemented with a couple of outside loans, this permanent collection exhibition is a strong showing of 20th and 21st century women who sculpted, modeled, chiseled and constructed three dimensional art objects. The exhibition also features works from our growing print collection — all prints by women artists who also were known as sculptors. “Generous friends to the museum have enabled us to add gifts and acquisitions to our permanent collection.” Featured artists include: Dorthea Tanning (American, 1910 – 2012), Dorothy Dehner (American, 1901 –1994), Lee Bontecou (American, b. 1931), Louise Bourgeois (French, 1911 – 2010), Alison Saar (American, b. 1956), Louise Nevelson (American, 1899 – 1988), Nancy Graves (American, 1939 – 1995), Kiki Smith (American, born in Germany, b. 1954), Jenchi Wu (Korean American), Jill Vanderhoof (American), Asta Gröting (German, b. 1961), Jessica Stockholder (Canadian/American, b. 1959), Lynn Aldrich (American, b. 1944), Karen Karnes (American, b. 1925), Susan Tibbles (American) and Chakaia Booker (American, b. 1953).   
Presented by ... Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art
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Project Fiesta: Building a Complete History of Old Spanish Days  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

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

With the opening of California Trails on Earth Day 2009, the Santa Barbara Zoo became one of a handful of zoos to exhibit these highly endangered scavengers – the largest land birds in North America, with wingspans topping 9½ feet. The Santa Barbara Zoo’s condors are still part of the recovery program and wear wing tags that identify them as individuals. The lower the number, the older the bird.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
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  (805) 962-5339
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Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

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

Captain Jacks Santa Barbara Tours conducts guided 1.5 - 2 hour kayak tours of the Santa Barbara Harbor at 10:30 & 1:30 daily. Experience California's most beautiful harbor on this fun and easy tour. Our professionally guided tour includes a kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. This tour is the perfect introduction to kayaking and is fun for the entire family.    ($40
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$70 Wine Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, , Santa Barbara CA

We'll escort you to 3 wine tasting destinations in one of our comfortable SUVs or vans. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the following locations: Summerland Winery tasting room, Carr Winery, Oreana Winery, Kalyra tasting room, Santa Barbara Winery, Kunin/Westerly or Coastal Winery. You will also enjoy an olive oil and vinegar tasting. The tour includes a stop for lunch at the Bay Roadhouse or Pierre Lafond Bistro. This tour does not go into the Santa Ynez Valley, so we do not see vineyards. Includes all Wine Tasting Fees and Transportation.   ($70
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Coastal Kayak Tour  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

This 2.5 - 3 hour guided Santa Barbara kayak tour is an extension of our Harbor kayak tour. Our professionally guided tour includes a kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. The coastal tour offers breathtaking views of Santa Barbara's famous "Riviera Coast". Tour starts at the Harbor and paddles south along the coast before turning around and returning to the Harbor. Hopefully the locals, dolphin, sea lion, harbor seals and marine birds will stop by to say hello. Too much fun! We provide snacks, water, towels, and even a plastic bag to store your wet clothes will be provided.   ($75
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Heart of the Matter - How to Live with Compassion & Courage - an online retreat with Pema Chodron  
  The Carpinteria Meditation Group , 1059 Vallecito Road, Carpinteria CA
An online immersion retreat with Pema Chodron's teachings and commentary on the 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva and meditation practice. Begins July 6 thru October 2016.   
Presented by ... The Carpinteria Meditation Group
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Celebrating the National Parks of California--a Juried Exhibition  
  Wildling Museum, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang CA

Celebrating the National Parks of California explores the nine national parks located within the state of California through a juried art exhibition. The exhibit celebrates and discusses wilderness, nature and preservation of the parks. It also provides an opportunity for artists to display their work, and for the public to view and purchase the excellent plein air and studio pieces being produced by these fine artists. The exhibition was timed to bring awareness to the Centennial of the National Parks system.This exhibition will take place June 18, 2016 – October 3, 2016 at the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature.   ($5.00 - $0)
Presented by ... Wildling Museum
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British Art from Whistler to World War II  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

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

September 18 – November 27, 2016 ..... In this unique presentation, artist Jan Tichy (b. 1974, Czech, resides in Chicago) has devised a special installation in direct response to the Museum’s current position in its 75-year history―on the brink of a transformative renovation, with the vibration and sound of concrete demolition palpable. The Museum is typically celebrated for the art that it displays. But in the situation of systematic overhaul for renovation in which SBMA finds itself, suddenly some doors that are habitually open, must be closed. Tichy is known for his time-based video installations, which are typically motivated by a specific social and institutional situation. In this case, the institution of the Museum is at a turning point in its evolution. Working with SBMA curators and with full access to the Museum’s rich documentation, which has recently been organized and mostly digitized in anticipation of the Museum’s 75th-anniversary year now underway, Tichy has combined his own work with seven objects that he has plucked from the Museum’s vast permanent collection. The result is a stunning, visually elegant, and meaningful exhibition in the hallowed spaces of the original 1912 post office structure, which was later designated the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in 1941.   ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Cecil Beaton’s “London’s Honourable Scars”: Photographs of the Blitz  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Adjacent to the “British Art from Whistler to World War II” exhibition, is a series of dramatic World War II photographs by Sir Cecil Beaton (1904–1980). Best known for his iconic images of royalty and movie legends and multi-award winning designs for such films as “My Fair Lady,” Beaton created extraordinary photographs of Britain during World War II’s cataclysm. Already established in the 1930s as a major fashion, society and Hollywood photographer, Beaton was hired by the UK’s Ministry of Information at the war’s outset to persuasively reflect the hardships and spirit of the British nation during this legendary time of trial.   ($6 - $10)
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Nature Photography Competition: Where Land Meets Water  
  Wildling Museum, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang CA

Over 100 photographers around California submitted images for the annual competition at the Wildling. This year's theme "Where Land Meets Water" attracted inspiring images of puddles, fog, mountain streams and crashing waves. The top 25 are on exhibition from July 22 - October 17, 2016. The photo above is "Foamy Flute" by Steve Munch.   ($5.00
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Santa Barbara Beer Tasting Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, , Santa Barbara CA

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

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

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

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

Get ready for a totally new experience unlike anything you've ever tried. The Segway HT is perfect for touring Santa Barbara. Choose from 4 guided segway tours (prices vary) taking place daily. Your guide will cover the history of Santa Barbara as well as some of the more current points of interest along the way. Tours are offered every day by reservation only. All tours include a lesson and all necessary gear. Renters must be 14 years or older. Call for more information and availability.    
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Journals - Your Way!  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Join us for this new class! Led by Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Education Programs Coordinator and artist Kate Davis, each class will feature a guest who will present their preferred style of keeping a nature journal. Learn about the traditional Grinnell method, literary, photographic, sketching, and creative styles for keeping records of your observations of nature. Each class begins with a 15 minute introduction, followed by 30 minutes of time to journal together in the Garden as we develop our personal style for keeping a journal. Bring your journal and join our inspiring presenters!    ($75 - $100)
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Your Cosmic Quest (en espanol los domingos, in Spanish on Sundays)  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)
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    TALK: A Screening of “Line Describing a Cone” and a Conversation with the Artist  
  SoHo Club, SoHo Club, 1221 State Street, Santa Barbara CA
Please join the History of Art and Architecture Department for a conversation with the artist, Anthony McCall, and an interactive screening of his film Line Describing a Cone.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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Audubon Society presents: "Arroyo Simi: Life on the Edge of the Urban Interface"  
  Don Klabunde  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

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

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