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  September
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 8:00 AM

Tour - Wine Tasting
(Solvang)
Solvang Wine Tours
Artisan Excursion Wine Tours, 430 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA
Your journey lies a head..the endless romantic vines and rolling hills. You will discover the hidden gems of Solvang wine country has to offer. Come taste rare vintage and new bridles. At Artisan ........ Presented by Artisan Excursion
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 734-7565
 9:00 AM

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 .....
  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
(Solvang)
Annual Nature Photography Competition: Trees of the Tri-County
Wildling Museum
, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
From their bark and leaves to their ecosystems and inhabitants, each tree is unique. The tri-counties (Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo County and Ventura County) are home to a diverse range of tree species that make our landscape beautiful. For our 2017 Nature Photography Competition we asked photographers to explore the life cycle of trees, .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 688-1082
 
 

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
Insecta
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
The beauty and diversity of insects make them compelling subjects for art and illustration.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
 
 

Insects
(Santa Barbara)
Bugs... Outside the Box
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is crawling with excitement as it presents its newest exhibit, Bugs... Outside the Box. Now is your chance to examine all the intricacies of the insect world...without a microscope! From beetles to butterflies, the exhibition features a literal army of giant bug sculptures with one aim in mind - shining a .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
 
 

Whale Watching
(Santa Barbara)
Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching
Condor Express - SEA Landing
, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., 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 .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 882-0088
 

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
 

Historic
(Carpinteria)
Proud of Our Past
Carpinteria Valley Museum of History
, 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
, 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
, 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
, 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
 

Sale
(Santa Barbara)
Labor Day Weekend Book Sale
Neal Taylor Nature Center, 2265 Hwy 154, Santa Barbara, CA
Come to the Neal Taylor Nature Center and celebrate our countries work force. We are having our huge annual Book & Treasurers Sale. Special prices include book bundles starting at $1 while single .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 693-0691

Workshop
(Santa Barbara)
You Can Print It! Workshop
Featuring ... Caroline Hambright
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
 
 

Arts & Crafts
(Santa Barbara)
Shipmates: Exhibition of the Crew Art Exhibit
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA
Stamps: Lasting Impressions of Santa Barbara
Palette knife paintings
by Emily Waingrow Falke - Deputy Director & Curator
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 962-8404
 
 

Class
(Goleta)
Art Meditation Classes
Featuring ... Barbara Eberhart
Goleta Valley Community Center
, 5679 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA
Draw Your Way to Inner Peace ... Barbara Eberhart offers joy-filled, tranquil Art Classes every Saturday morning at Goleta Valley Community Center beginning August 26. She leads students in relaxing, fun and restorative drawing adventures, with a variety of mediums. Beginners and all skill level ........ Presented by Barbara Eberhart
  Event Details
  Website
  (808) 366-0441
 
 10:30 AM

Workshop
(Santa Barbara)
Bug Boot Camp
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Join a Naturalist and dig into the world of bugs, literally! Use tools, magnifiers ,and ID guides to discover a variety of invertebrates found in the Museum’s mulch pile. You can even bring your bug discovery to the Curiosity Lab and look at its details on the big screen connected to our microscope.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 169
 
 

Wine Tasting
(Santa Barbara)
$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,Fox tasting room, Santa Barbara Winery, Kunin/Westerly or LaFond Winery. You will also enjoy an olive oil and vinegar tasting. The tour includes a s .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (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. .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 965-0093
 
 11:00 AM

Sky Show
(Santa Barbara)
Twinkle Twinkle for Little Stars
Featuring ... Planetarium Show
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, 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
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 

Animals
(Solvang)
Animals A to Z
Wildling Museum
, Solvang, CA
The Wildling Museum is pleased to announce its newest exhibition, Animals: A-Z on view from June 10 to October 9, 2017. Travel through the alphabet as the Wildling showcases a diverse artistic representation of animal species from African saddlebills to zebras and everything in between. The artworks range from realistic to abstract and represent .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 688-1082
 
 

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
The Open Studio Tour -- Santa Barbara Studio Artists
10 West Gallery
, 10 West Anapamu, Santa Barbara, CA
45 of Santa Barbara’s leading artists will open their studios to the public over the weekend. Tour guests will discover an award-winning wonderland of landscape, contemporary, and figurative painting, as well as sculpture and assemblage. This rare insiders’ journey guides visitors through the stunni ........ Presented by Santa Barbara Studio Artists
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 280-9178
 
 11:30 AM

Tour - Other
(Santa Barbara)
Horseback Riding Tours (VARIOUS TIMES)
Captain Jacks Tours
, Santa Barbara, CA
Our $90 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 w ........ Presented by Captain Jack's Tours
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
 
 12:00 PM

Sky Show
(Santa Barbara)
Secrets of the Sun
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, 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
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 
 1:00 PM

Historic
(Goleta)
The History Education Center
Rancho La Patera & Stow House
, Goleta, CA
A unique interactive experience ..... This is a new museum at our historic ranch. A century-old working walnut packing shed has been carefully transformed into an education center that tells the story of the Goleta Valley, from Chumash and native peoples up to the present day with a focus on ranching and agricultural stories. The center has been .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 681-7216
 

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.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 964-3540
 

Sky Show
(Santa Barbara)
Kid's Space Adventure
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!   ($0 - $4)... Presented by Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 
 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
 

Flora
(Santa Barbara)
Topiary Garden
Ganna Walska Lotusland
, 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
 
 
 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 .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 4711
 
 

Other Misc. Event
(Santa Barbara)
Santa Barbara County Courthouse Tours
Santa Barbara County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA
Free tours of this National Historic Landmark. Completed in 1929, this Moorish "castle" is one of the to attractions in Santa Barbara, both for residents and visitors. See the beautiful Mu .....
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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, weather permitting of course. Then, visitors are taken back to the planetarium for a live presentation where current astronomical news and observations are discussed.   ($0 - $ .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
 
 3:00 PM

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
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)... Presented by Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 
 8:00 PM

Theatre
(Solvang)
Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
Solvang Festival Theater
, 420 2nd Street, Solvang, CA
In the household of Olivia, two campaigns are being quietly waged, one by the lovesick lord Orsino against the heart of the indifferent Olivia; the other by an alliance of servants and hangers-on against the high-handedness of their steward, the pompous Malvolio. When Orsino engages the cross-dresse ........ Presented by PCPA Conservatory Theatre
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 922-8313
 

Dance (Performance)
(Santa Barbara)
Kate Weare Company
Featuring ... Kate Weare Company
Lobero Theatre
, 33 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA
DANCEworks welcomes Kate Weare as their 2017 Choreographer-in-Residence. Kate Weare, a Brooklyn (NY)-based contemporary choreographer and the artistic director of Kate Weare Company, is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow, 2015 and 2011 Mellon Foundation Awardee, and 2009 Princess Grace Award-Winner.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-0761
 
 

Theatre
(Santa Barbara)
A WALK IN THE WOODS
Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo Mall, Santa Barbara, CA
The Pulitzer Prize nominated play by Lee Blessing is based on true events. It tells the story of two nuclear arms negotiators, one a cynical Russian (Edward Giron) and the other an idealistic American ........ Presented by DIJO Productions
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-0408

Theatre
(Santa Barbara)
DIJO Productions: A Walk in the Woods
Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA
A play by Lee Blessing starring Ed Giron and Bill Waxman. A timely, emotionally charged, and humorous play about two nuclear arms negotiators during the Cold War   ($18 - $24)... Presented by DIJO Productions
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 693-0408

Theatre
(Santa Barbara)
A Walk in The Woods
Featuring ... A play by Lee Blessing starring Ed Giron and Bill Waxman
Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
, 751 State Street , Santa Barbara, CA
A Walk in the Woods tells the story of two diplomats, one an experienced Russian arms treaty negotiator (Ed Giron), the other an idealistic American (Bill Waxman). Based on a real incident that took place in the woods outside of Geneva, Switzerland, in 1982, it portrays how these two men exited the formal proceedings of a nuclear arms nonproliferat .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-8198
 
 

Music - Hip-Hop/Rap
(Santa Barbara)
Ja Rule and Ashanti
Featuring ... Ja Rule and Ashanti
Arlington Theatre
, 1317 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
If you were born after 2000, you likely are too young to know the hits of Ja Rule and Ashanti, but for those of us that grew up with those songs, Ashanti ft. Ja Rule & Friends Live is a match made in heaven. This Co-headlined mega show is sure to have everyone re-living some of the best times of ear ........ Presented by Metropolitan Theatres - Arlington Theatre
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-4408
 




















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