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  May
  21
 8:00 AM

Cycling
(Santa Barbara)
CycleMAYnia
Various Locations in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
CycleMAYnia 2017 is packed with 40 bike rides and events for people of all ages and biking abilities! Activities are organized by local businesses, organizations and community members with coordinatio .....
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 9:00 AM

Food & Drink - Other
(Santa Barbara)
$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. .....
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  (805) 564-1819
 

Nature
(Santa Barbara)
Water Wise Home Garden
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
, 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 (a .....
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  (805) 682-4726
 
 

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
Jane Gottlieb's Fantasy Gardens
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA
The Pritzlaff Conservation Center Gallery will host the inaugural exhibition of Jane Gottlieb’s stunning and marvelous garden photographs - magical images from around the world that transcend the norms of both reality and color. Gottlieb creates with composition, color, and collage to express her idyllic and vibrant vision in a voice that is unique .....
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  (805) 682-4726
 
 

Car Show
(Santa Barbara)
State Street Nationals Premier Car Show
Downtown Santa Barbara, 700 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
The 2016 State Street Nationals Premier Car Show is being held in beautiful downtown Santa Barbara, filling over 11 blocks with thousands of spectators to view your vintage or collectible vehicle. Fre ........ Presented by State Street Nationals
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  (818) 856-5763

Meditation
(Santa Barbara)
Meditation for Families and Kids
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave., Santa Barbara, CA
Through stories, songs, meditation and crafts, children will learn simple Buddhist principles, such as kindness, respect for others and keeping a happy heart. A parent needs to accompany each child. & .....
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  (805) 563-6000
 9:30 AM

Kayaking / Canoing
(Santa Barbara)
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 .....
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  (805) 564-1819
 
 10:00 AM

Family Day
(Santa Barbara)
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.
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  (805) 682-4711 x 162
 
 

Zoological
(Santa Barbara)
California Condors
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
, 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 indivi .....
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  (805) 962-5339
 

Other Classes, etc.
(Santa Barbara)
Bonsai Festival
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA
The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, in conjunction with the Bonsai Club of Santa Barbara, is pleased to present a weekend of bonsai and Japanese cultural activities showcasing an internationally popular horticultural art form.
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  (805) 682-4726
 
 

Historic
(Santa Barbara)
Cabrillo’s San Salvador: The Pacific Heritage Tour
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA
A multi-year voyage of the seaworthy full-scale replica of the first European vessel to explore California’s coast, will be in Santa Barbara, May 18-23, 2017, hosted by Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. The event, which commemorates explorer Juan Cabrillo’s 1542 expedition, features tours, sails, and immersive onshore exhibits for all ages. Visit sbmm .....
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  (805) 962-8404
 
 

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Solvang)
Private Collections of the Santa Barbara Region
Wildling Museum
, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
The Wildling Museum of Art & Nature is proud to present its newest exhibition Private Collections of the Santa Barbara Region, comprised of artworks borrowed from the private collections of its members. Not only will visitors be able to experience artworks that are not on public display, but they will get an inside look into how and why collectors .....
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  (805) 688-1082
 
 

Music - Classical
(Santa Barbara)
Spring Carillon Recital
UCSB Storke Tower, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
The UCSB Carillon Studio will present a recital on Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 10-11 a.m. The program will include the premiere of Nick Mazuk's "Features for Brass and Carillon," featuring UCS ........ Presented by UCSB Department of Music
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  Website
  (805) 893-3230

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Los Olivos)
The Pastels of Spring
Featuring ... Artists - Kris Buck and Deborah Breedon
Gallery Los Olivos
, 2920 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA
Kris Buck and Deborah Breedon are showing their recent plein air pastel paintings at Gallery Los Olivos for the month of May. The exhibition is called "The Pastels of Spring". Both are members of the Santa Barbara Art Association and The Pastel Society of the West Coast which recently held their annual 2017 Membership show. This is a juri .....
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  (805) 688-7517
 

Whale Watching
(Santa Barbara)
Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching
Condor Express - SEA Landing
, Santa Barbara, CA
From spring until fall is when our channel plays host to giant Blue & Humpback Whales along with Dolphins and a variety of other sea life. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel to feed, mate and frolic ... making Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart daily at 10am .....
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  (805) 882-0088
 
 10:30 AM

Kayaking / Canoing
(Santa Barbara)
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 ........ Presented by Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
 

Historic
(Santa Barbara)
El Presidio de Santa Bárbara
El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park
, Santa Barbara, CA
Located in downtown Santa Barbara, El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park (El Presidio SHP) is a 5 1/2-acre park that preserves the site of the last Spanish fortress, or presidio, founded in Alta (Upper) California in 1782. Two of the fort‘s original adobe buildings still exist and are open to the public—El Cuartel and the Cañedo Adobe. .....
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  (805) 965-0093
 

Meditation
(Santa Barbara)
Meditation for World Peace
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, Santa Barbara, CA
“Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible.” ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso   ($10 - $10)
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  Website
  (805) 563-6000
 11:00 AM

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
Carved Paper: The Art of the Japanese Stencil
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
February 12 – May 7, 2017 ..... Japanese paper stencils, or katagami, are the pattern-bearing tools used in a resist-dyeing textile process known as katazome. Despite their utilitarian role, katagami, with their striking patterns, have long captivated Western collectors and artists. Stencil designs were not intended to be viewed as isolated composi .....
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  (805) 963-4364
 
 

Festival - Ethnic
(Santa Barbara)
Santa Barbara Jewish Festival Celebrates 30 years and a New Location!
Plaza del Mar
, 23 W. Castillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara Jewish Festival Celebrates 30 years and a New Location! Santa Barbara, California (April 26, 2017) — Marking its 30th anniversary, the Santa Barbara Jewish Festival is the Central Coast’s largest community-wide Jewish cultural festival and celebration of Israel’s Independence Day (Y ........ Presented by Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara
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  (805) 957-1115
 

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
Rodin and His Legacy
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Ongoing ..... Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917) was arguably the most influential sculptor of the 19th century. With the exception of Antoine Barye, who was one of Rodin’s early teachers, and the British artist, Frederic Leighton, whose work typifies a lingering Victorian attachment to classical finish, the sculptors included in this installation w .....
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  (805) 963-4364
 
 

Sky Show
(Santa Barbara)
Twinkle Twinkle for Little Stars
Featuring ... Planetarium Show
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, Santa Barbara, CA
This live presentation for families with young children features a different topic every week. Come back again and again to learn about stars, planets, constellations, and more!   ($0 - $4)... Presented by Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 
 12:00 PM

Historic
(Santa Barbara)
The Story of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
, Santa Barbara, CA
We invite you to experience the Museum’s signature permanent exhibit, The Story of Santa Barbara. Stroll through exquisite galleries which trace the compelling history of “The American Riviera” from the days of the Chumash to the twentieth century.
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  (805) 966-1601
 

Music - Classical
(Santa Barbara)
Flutist Cynthia Vong in recital
UCSB Karl Geiringer Hall, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
Graduate flutist Cynthia Vong will present a masters recital with pianist Dr. Natasha Kislenko (UCSB faculty member) and the UCSB Flute Choir, featuring works by Carl Reinecke, Derek Charke, Michael C ........ Presented by UCSB Department of Music
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  (805) 893-3230

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
Past is Prologue: Graduate MFA Exhibition
Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara, CA
We like to think of treks and stories in neat frames of starts and middles and ends, but life insists on a more fluid, continuous and interconnected messiness. What is to come has already started, wh .....
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  (805) 893-7564

Sky Show
(Santa Barbara)
Secrets of the Sun
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, Santa Barbara, CA
Join our two young star travelers on a journey that could only be dreamed of before. From the boiling surface of the Sun ot the icy rings of Saturn, children of all ages will be mesmerized by the incredible scenery in motion. Discover the wonder of discovery in The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket; pe ........ Presented by Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 
 1:00 PM

Model Railroad
(Goleta)
Model Railroad Exhibit in HO-Scale
South Coast Railroad Museum
, Goleta, CA
A Model Railroad Exhibit in HO-Scale ... Funded in part by a grant from the Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation. This operating exhibit depicts the railroad areas of Santa Barbara and Goleta, California during the late-steam/early-diesel era. The museum will be open Friday through Sunday, from 1 to 4 p.m.
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  (805) 964-3540
 

Bingo
(Santa Ynez)
Hawaiian Luau Bingo Winnerfest
Chumash Casino Resort - Samala Showroom
, 3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA
Over $75,000 must go! Join us on May 21 at 1pm for our Hawaiian Luau Winnerfest. $84/$129 Machine Buy-in with 20 regular games paying $2,500 and four winner specials paying $5,000.... Presented by Chumash Casino Resort
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  (805) 686-3805
 

Sky Show
(Santa Barbara)
Kid's Space Adventure
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, Santa Barbara, CA
Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is a live presentation where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!   ($0 - $4)... Presented by Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 
 1:15 PM

Poker
(Santa Ynez)
The Mini Poker Tournament
Chumash Casino Resort
, Santa Ynez, CA
Join us on for The Mini Poker Tournament. $5,000 guaranteed prize pool. Buy-ins are $40 and includes a $10 coupon good for non-negotiable chips on a live game.
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  (805) 686-3805
 
 1:30 PM

Tour - Other
(Santa Barbara)
Harbor Kayak Tour
Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor)
, 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 tou ........ Presented by Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
 
 2:00 PM

Birds
(Santa Barbara)
Eyes in the Sky - Birds of Prey
Featuring ... Presented by Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Eyes in the Sky
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, Santa Barbara, CA
Join Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Eyes in the Sky (EITS) volunteers to meet live raptors like a Red Tailed Hawk, Western Screech Owl, or Peregrine Falcon. Unable to survive in the wild, these “Species Ambassadors” offer an in-depth and close-up look at local birds of prey. Included with admission. Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. 2:00 PM - 4 .....
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  (805) 682-4711 x 4711
 
 

Music - Blues
(Santa Barbara)
SBBS Member Appreciation Show w' Bluesman Bernie Pearl
Featuring ... Bernie Pearl
The New Vic
, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA
The show will feature Bernie Pearl, noted singer, guitarist, teacher, promoter, producer, and blues historian. Pearl's brother owned the famed Ash Grove venue in Los Angeles, where Bernie was fortunate to meet and learn from legendary blues icons Mississippi Fred McDowell, Lightnin' Hopkins, and Ma ........ Presented by Santa Barbara Blues Society
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  (805) 722-8155
 

Story Reading
(Santa Barbara)
Survivor Stories
Featuring ... Speaking of Stories
Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
, 751 State Street , Santa Barbara, CA
Inspirational, funny, poignant and moving stories of overcoming adversity and conquering life’s biggest obstacles. Featuring a performance by Joe Spano. Complete line-up of stories and readers to be announced soon.   ($18 - $28)
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  (805) 963-0408
 
 

Other Performance
(Santa Barbara)
What's Up
Gladwin Planetarium
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
A truly interactive presentation that begins with a guided tour to our newly renovated observatory where visitors get the chance to use our state-of-the-art telescopes. Then, visitors are taken back to the planetarium for a live presentation where current astronomical news and observations are discussed.   ($0 - $4)
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  (805) 682-4711
 
 2:30 PM

Lecture
(Santa Barbara)
Parallel Stories: Colm Tóibín and "House of Names"
Featuring ... Colm Tóibín
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
From the bestselling, award-winning author of "The Testament of Mary", "Brooklyn", and "The Master" comes "House of Names"―a powerful retelling of the classic Greek tragedy of Clytemnestra and her children. “I have been acquainted with the smell of death.” So begins Clytemnestra’s tale of her life in an .....
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  (805) 963-4364
 
 
 3:00 PM

Music - A Cappella
(Santa Barbara)
Rejoice and Remember
Garden Street Academy - St. Anthony's Chapel
, 2300 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Quire of Voyces presents "Rejoice and Remember", our annual Spring Concert. This concert blends a capella music that celebrates our awestruck wonder at life's beauty with songs that help us give voice to the love we share for those who have gone before. No words alone can adequately give ........ Presented by Quire of Voyces
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  (805) 965-5935
 

Film / Movie
(Santa Barbara)
Los Albaniles
The Granada Theatre
, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
This classic Mexican movie shows us, the classic lifestyle of the Mexican construction workers in the middle 70's. This story begins with the police investigation of the murder of the night watch worker (Ignacio Lopez Tarso). The investigation swiftly expands to the corruption, robberies, acts of infidelity, envy and the poor treatment that these w .....
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  (805) 899-2222
 
 

Tour - Other
(Santa Barbara)
Sailing Cruises (Various Times)
Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor)
, Sail Center, Santa Barbara, CA
The perfect way to spend your day in Santa Barbara. You'll experience a fun and exciting cruise while enjoying beautiful views of the coast and the channel islands. You'll find plenty of room for you and your guest or a large party. On board you'll find a beer, wine and a soda bar. Light snacks and ........ Presented by Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
 

Sky Show
(Santa Barbara)
Your Cosmic Quest (en espanol los domingos, in Spanish on Sundays)
Featuring ... Planetarium Show
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, Santa Barbara, CA
Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)... Presented by Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 

Workshop
(Santa Barbara)
Freedom from Anxiety, Stress, and Burnout- Personality Typing Workshop
Impact Hub, 1117 State St, Santa Barbara, CA
Do you feel anxious, burned out, or stuck? Are you ready to change or grow? The key to feeling and performing better lies in self-awareness. Personality typing shows you how to capitalize on your .....
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  (805) 284-0078
 3:30 PM

Presentation
(Santa Barbara)
Shark Sundays
Sea Center
, Santa Barbara, CA
Shark Sundays Sundays at 3:30 PM Watch us feed sharks and rays. Observe shark feeding behaviors, and if you're lucky, help us throw in a few pieces too! Included with admission to the Sea Center.
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  (805) 962-2526 x 110
 

Music - Pop
(Santa Barbara)
Paradise Singers - Jazz, Baby!
Featuring ... Ben Saunders, Brendam Statom, Rene Martinez, Sandy Cummings & more!
Unity of Santa Barbara
, 227 E. Arrellaga St, Santa Barbara, CA
Jazz, Baby! ... will feature songs in the key of Jazz, from standards to postmodern! The Paradise Singers are dedicated to keeping four part harmony alive, in Jazz, Broadway, Pop and other genres. Tickets for the concert are $10.00.advance purchase and $15.00 at the door! We hope to see you there! ........ Presented by Paradise Singers
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  (805) 729-1159
 
 4:00 PM

Dance (Performance)
(Santa Barbara)
The Letter
The Marjorie Luke Theatre
, 721 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara Dance Institute presents a unique, funny, and inspiring show featuring over 300 energetic young performers from schools in SB. SBDI shares a beautiful and compelling message about compassion, bullies, and the choices one can make. It is a must see for all families, leaving a wonderful opportunity for discussion on this important topic .....
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  (805) 963-0761
 
 
 5:00 PM

Dance - Latin
(Santa Barbara)
EL PASEO MILONGA IN SANTA BARBARA
Yes Dance Studio, 705 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA
Join tango instructor Chris Peake for a special class from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM! Then, enjoy the milonga from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM, hosted by Marlon Ruckle and a fun group of tango dancers! Yes Dance St ........ Presented by Yes You Can Dance Salsa & Bachata
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  (805) 669-7098
 5:30 PM

Theatre
(Santa Barbara)
Adderley May Workshops
Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
, 751 State Street , Santa Barbara, CA
Students from the Adderley School for the Performing Arts present musical theater performances as a culmination of their recent workshop training.   ($18 - $33)
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-0408
 
 
 7:00 PM

Theatre
(Santa Barbara)
Adderley May Workshops
Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
, 751 State Street , Santa Barbara, CA
Students from the Adderley School for the Performing Arts present musical theater performances as a culmination of their recent workshop training.   ($18 - $33)
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-0408
 
 




















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