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  May
  20
 8:00 AM

Bird Watching
(Goleta)
SB Audubon Field Trip to Nojoqui Falls County Park
Nojoqui Falls County Park, 3250 Alisal Rd, Goleta, CA
Attention, beginning and expert birders! Join us on the search for: Yellow-billed Magpie, Purple Martin, Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Barn Owl, Vireos, Towhees, Woodpeckers, and Orioles.

........ Presented by Santa Barbara Audubon Society
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 566-2191
 8:30 AM

Workshop
(Santa Barbara)
Remove Your Roadblocks to Love and Dating
Featuring ... Lisa Amador, Marilyn O'Malley
Synergy Center
, 1 N Calle Cesar Chavez, Suite 102, Santa Barbara, CA

Are you ready to fall in love?
Are you struggling with dating?
Are you confused with today's "Dating Rules"?
If you said yes to any of the above, join Professional Matchmaker/Dating Coach Lisa Amador and Women's Empowerment Coach Marilyn O'Ma ........ Presented by Santa Barbara Matchmaking, LLC
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 699-5650
 
 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. .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
 

Nature
(Santa Barbara)
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 (a .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (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 .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4726
 
 
 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 .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
 
 10:00 AM

Photography
(Santa Barbara)
Our Channel Islands: Photography by Ernest H. Brooks II
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA
We are honored to have Ernie Brooks presenting 20 of his beautiful photos, including 4 from Antarctica, and the equipment he used. His photography captures light and motion, while separating foreground and background with highlights and shadows. The reflective qualities of water are forever changing in his adaptive world of underwater photography. .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 962-8404
 
 

Field Trip
(Guadalupe)
Guadalupe Walk and Talk
Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center, 1065 Guadalupe St, Guadalupe, CA
Join Shirley Boydstun on her monthly Walk and Talk around Guadalupe. Shirley will discuss Guadalupe’s points of interest and its history. A great way to get some calories burned and learn about local .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 343-2455

Historic
(Carpinteria)
Proud of Our Past
Carpinteria Valley Museum of History
, 956 Maple Avenue, Carpinteria, CA
Museum exhibits include Chumash artifacts from the hunting and gathering culture of these industrious Native Americans; a Californio adobe rancho scene reflecting the great Mexican cattle-ranching period; and Victorian home furnishings; a farm house kitchen; farming and blacksmith implements and saddles; a one-room schoolhouse; early oil developmen .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 684-3112
 

Zoological
(Santa Barbara)
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 indivi .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 962-5339
 

Flora
(Santa Barbara)
Topiary Garden
Ganna Walska Lotusland
, Cold Springs Road, Santa Barbara, CA
The topiary garden’s centerpiece is a working clock, 25 feet in diameter, that dates from 1955. Renovated in 1998, the clock face now features three different low-growing succulents and copper zodiac signs that were crafted to replicate earlier ones. The clock is bordered by a ring of chalk sticks (Senecio mandraliscae).
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 969-9990
 
 

Historic
(Santa Barbara)
The Story of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, 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.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 966-1601
 

Workshop
(Santa Barbara)
Charming Chairs for Dolls and Stuffed Animals Workshop
Featuring ... 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. Ignite your imagination in the AFS CreatorLab; located upstairs from the Art From Scrap Creative ReUse Store. Learn how to save resources and money by upcycling re-use materials into new ar ........ Presented by Explore Ecology
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 884-0459 x 13
 
 

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 .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (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 .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 688-1082
 
 

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Los Olivos)
The Pastels of Spring
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 membe .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 688-7517
 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
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
 

Historic
(Santa Barbara)
El Presidio de Santa Bárbara
El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park
, 123 East Canon Perdido Street, 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 ope ........ Presented by Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 965-0093
 
 11:00 AM

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Solvang)
Landscapes from the Permanent Collection
Wildling Museum
, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature has a small and diverse permanent art collection. The works in this exhibition are the majority of our painting collection with a few of our special prints included. Almost all of the works were received as gifts, for which we are very grateful. Works date from as early as 1918 to the 2010s and represent swee .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 688-1082
 
 

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.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4726
 
 

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 .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
 
 

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 .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
 
 
 1:00 PM

Model Railroad
(Goleta)
Model Railroad Exhibit in HO-Scale
South Coast Railroad Museum
, 300 N. Los Carneros Road, 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.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 964-3540
 
 1:15 PM

Poker
(Santa Ynez)
Saturday Afternoon Poker Tournaments
Chumash Casino Resort
, 3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA
Don't miss our Saturday Afternoon Poker Tournaments at 1:15pm! $6,500 Guaranteed with a $120 Buy-in. Registration starts at 10am. Buy-ins include a $10 House fee, $10 Service fee and $20 "Live" Play coupon.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 686-3805
 
 1:30 PM

Tour - Other
(Santa Barbara)
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 tou ........ Presented by Captain Jack's Tours
  Event Details
  Website
  (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
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, 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 .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 4711
 
 
 2:30 PM

Opera
(Santa Barbara)
Brundibár
Lobero Theatre
, 33 East Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara, CA
Opera Santa Barbara’s newly formed Santa Barbara Youth Opera presents a fully staged production of Brundibár. Written for children with just one adult part, and no more than forty minutes long, it was composed in 1938 by Hans Krása, with lyrics by Adolf Hoffmeister, as an entry for a children’s oper ........ Presented by Opera Santa Barbara
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 693-0761
 
 

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
 
 
 3:00 PM

Music - Classical
(Santa Barbara)
Camerata Pacifica: J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations
Featuring ... Paolo Bordignon, harpsichord
Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West
, 1070 Fairway Road, Santa Barbara, CA
This concert set features harpsichordist Paolo Bordignon performing Bach's Goldberg Variations, BWV 988.   ($58)... Presented by Camerata Pacifica
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 884-8410
 

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
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
 
 4:00 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
 
 
 5:00 PM

Opera
(Santa Barbara)
Brundibár
Lobero Theatre
, 33 East Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara, CA
Opera Santa Barbara’s newly formed Santa Barbara Youth Opera presents a fully staged production of Brundibár. Written for children with just one adult part, and no more than forty minutes long, it was composed in 1938 by Hans Krása, with lyrics by Adolf Hoffmeister, as an entry for a children’s oper ........ Presented by Opera Santa Barbara
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 693-0761
 
 
 7:00 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
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 965-5935
 

Dance - Other
(Santa Barbara)
YES DANCE BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE KIZOMBA
Yes Dance Studio, 705 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA
Join instructor Sese Ntem for a lesson in the sensual dance of Kizomba! No partner or experience required, and all ages welcome! Yes Dance Studio 705 Paseo Nuevo Santa Barbara, CA (next to Nordstr ........ Presented by Yes You Can Dance Salsa & Bachata
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 669-7098
 8:00 PM

Music - Singer/Songwriter
(Santa Barbara)
Rodriguez: A Solo Acoustic Evening
Featuring ... Rodriguez
The Granada Theatre
, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Rodriguez, the legendary singer-songwriter known only by his surname, began performing in clubs around the city of Detroit in the 1960s. He recorded two studio albums, Cold Fact in 1969 and Coming from Reality in 1971. These compositions went unnoticed in the U.S., but reached folk-rock super stardom status in South Africa, where mistaken rumors ci .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 899-2222
 
 

Dance - Latin
(Santa Barbara)
YES DANCE SATURDAY NIGHT SALSA BASH!
Yes Dance Studio, 705 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA
Join us for our new, bi-monthly Saturday night celebration of salsa dance, celebrating the power of the salsa community! The Yes Dance Studio is a product of the community endeavors, and we will make ........ Presented by Yes You Can Dance Salsa & Bachata
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 669-7098

Theatre
(Santa Barbara)
One Night Stands
Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
, 751 State Street , Santa Barbara, CA
Seven very quick plays by seven Santa Barbara playwrights Ellen K. Anderson, Angelica Diaz, Emma-Jane Huerta, Annie Torsiglieri, Jon Vreeland, Maggie Yates, with Stacie Burrows & Shannon Noel of Mommy Tonk Lighting & scenic design by Vickie Scott   ($22 - $28)
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-0408
 
 




















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