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Earl Warren Showgrounds Flea Market  
  Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Get ready for a totally new experience unlike anything you've ever tried. The Segway HT is perfect for touring Santa Barbara. Choose from 4 guided segway tours (prices vary) taking place daily. Your guide will cover the history of Santa Barbara as well as some of the more current points of interest along the way. Tours are offered every day by reservation only. All tours include a lesson and all necessary gear. Renters must be 14 years or older. Call for more information and availability.    
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LIFEFORMS: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara CA

Through sketches, masks and prosthetics, LIFEFORMS: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore, explores this legendary makeup artist’s process of creating singular film and television characters and creatures. This is the first exhibition to display the designs of Westmore (BA 1961, Art History) through the development of some of science fiction’s most iconic characters, including Data, Worf and the Borg species. This Oscar and Emmy award-winner visually explodes the boundaries of the human form with designs for a diverse, multicultural, multispecies universe, providing an entertaining and meaningful exploration of the intricacies of human nature. Currently, Westmore encourages the next generation of makeup artists as a featured guest star on the popular television show, Face Off. Curated by Jessica Archer, Graduate Student and Rebecca Harlow, Curatorial Assistant.   
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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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    On Paper  
  Marcia Burtt Gallery, 517 Laguna St,, Santa Barbara CA
Marcia Burtt Gallery presents On Paper, an exhibition of diverse responses to the landscape on paper. With guest artists: Carolyn Lord, Leonardo Nuñez, Nina Warner, Sara Woodburn, Pamela Zwehl-Burke   
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Birds of Prey  
  Audubon Society's Eyes in the Sky  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

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

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

Experience the beauty of jellies as they gracefully gather their microscopic meals. Bring your curiosity, questions, and cameras too. Thursdays at 4:00 PM   
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IHC Open House  
  McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB, UCSB, Santa Barbara CA
Please join us for the IHC’s annual Open House. Meet new faculty, fellows and staff. Learn about the IHC’s programming series for this academic year: Community Matters. Find out about collaborative research programs and funding opportunities. Enjoy good food, wine and conversation.   
Presented by ... UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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IHC Open House  
  McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB, UCSB, Santa Barbara CA
Please join us for the IHC’s annual Open House. Meet new faculty, fellows and staff. Learn about the IHC’s programming series for this academic year: Community Matters. Find out about collaborative research programs and funding opportunities. Enjoy good food, wine and conversation.   
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Bingo Night at the Elks Lodge  
  Everyone Welcome  
  Santa Barbara Elks Lodge 613, 150 North Kellogg, Santa Barbara CA

Want a fun evening out? Come to the Elks Lodge #613 every Thursday to play Bingo. Order your supper from the special Bingo menu and "buy in" for $20.00 per person for your pack of cards. Additional games also available. Bring your friends to make it even more exciting. Early Birds start at 6:30. Supper is served from 5-7. Ages 18 and up.    ($20.00
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    Women & Leadership Certificate Info Session  
  Antioch University, 602 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara CA
We are currently accepting applications for our 2017 Women & Leadership Certificate Program – a unique, low-residency/virtual certificate program that prepares tomorrow’s leaders by empowering them with the knowledge, skills, and mentorship to achieve professional and personal success. Please RSVP today for this info session or the alternate date of Tuesday, September 27 from 5:30 to 6:30. Questions? Please contact our Office of Admissions at 805-962-8179 x5301.    
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Family History Research: Beginning to Intermediate  
  Norma Eggli  
  SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning , 300 N Turnpike Rd, Santa Barbara CA

Who are you and where did you come from? You will find the answers to these questions on the exciting adventure of climbing your family tree. Explore the history of your family! Unleash your inner detective and develop the skills and knowledge to do genealogical research. Explore various sources for records, including the census, vital records, and military records. You will compile and organize information about your family, sharpen your internet research skills, and practice using new genealogical tools.   ($70.00
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    New Beginnings Changing Lives Gala in honor of Gary and Mary Becker  
  Belmond El Encanto, 800 Alvarado Pl, Santa Barbara CA
New Beginnings Counseling Center will honor Gary and Mary Becker with the 2016 Community Champions award at their annual Changing Lives Gala at on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at the El Encanto Hotel in Santa Barbara, California.

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

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

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

Country music legend Vince Gill lends his staggering guitar playing, emotional insight and soulful voice to The Time Jumpers, a group of master musicians who have each made major contributions to the richness and vigor of country music. This Grammy Award-nominated supergroup started jamming together out of pure love for playing with others at the height of their craft. Their popular weekly performances draw crowds from all over the world – not to mention impromptu drop-ins by Bonnie Raitt, Robert Plant, The White Stripes, Kings of Leon and Jimmy Buffet – as music lovers flock to partake in the joy of the experience.    ($16 - $69)
Presented by ... UCSB Arts & Lectures
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Morris Day And The Time  
  Morris Day And The Time  
  Chumash Casino Resort - Samala Showroom, 3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez CA

With his dynamic dancing, flair for fashion and smooth yet gutsy vocals, Morris Day first burst onto the scene in the hit Prince movie “Purple Rain.” Don’t miss this electrifying singer and dancer performing funky dance hits including "The Bird", "Jungle Love", "777-9311" and more!    ($25 - $35)
Presented by ... Chumash Casino Resort
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Pepe Aguilar  
  Pepe Aguilar  
  Arlington Theatre, 1317 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Pepe Aguilar is the son of Mexican icons Antonio Aguilar and Flor Silvestre. “Being born during a tour, and having studied my craft on the road has given a particular philosophy to my career" says Pepe with the same feeling of elegance and honesty that characterize his songs. Pepe Aguilar’s career has progressed in parallel with the absolute transformation of the music industry over the past 25 years. Considered by critics as "A real star of Latin music," Pepe has garnered an impressive nine GRAMMY Awards, and to paraphrase the legendary Rubén Fuentes: "Pepe Aguilar is a before and after in Mexican music."   
Presented by ... Arlington Theatre
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  (805) 963-4408
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