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  February
  21
 9:00 AM

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
Gleason-Potter Exhibition
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Local plein air artists Kevin Gleason and Chris Potter will showcase the beauty of Santa Barbara’s natural landscapes in the Pritzlaff Conservation Center Gallery. From ocean bluffs to woodland trails, Gleason and Potter translate natural hues, plays of light, and idyllic scenes into stylized masterpieces with an animated quality. This selection of .....
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  Website
  (805) 682-4726
 
 

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 .....
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  (805) 682-4726
 
 

Whale Watching
(Santa Barbara)
Early Spring – Coastal Cruise – Gray Whale Watching & Dolphin Watching
Condor Express- SEA Landing
, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA
Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Gray Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arri ........ Presented by Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
 

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
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  (805) 564-1819
 

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
 

Flying
(Santa Barbara)
Paragliding Flights - You Can Fly!
Featuring ... Eagle Paragliding
Eagle Paragliding
, 2650 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA
There is no prior experience necessary for a tandem flight, or a 1 Day Introductory Paragliding Lesson. Age is not a factor on flight park or mountain tandems, and we can get kids 12 and older up fly solo. Elings Flight Park and the Santa Barbara Mountains have an amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, and the Channel Islands. Experience the advent .....
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  Website
  (805) 968-0980
 
 10:00 AM

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.
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  (805) 966-1601
 

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
Edward Borein Gallery
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Edward Borein was one of a handful of early Western artists who was actually born in the West. As a young man he roamed the western states and territories and much of Mexico, working as a cowboy and using his artistic talent to record these experiences. Developing a deep affection for the West, and nurtured by his free lifestyle as a cowboy, he soo .....
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  (805) 966-1601
 

Nature
(Santa Barbara)
BaseCamp
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
A new outdoor nature engagement area, BaseCamp will be located on the south side of Mission Creek and will be open between September 5, 2017 through mid-2018. BaseCamp will be in operation while key areas of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History are undergoing an amazing revitalization. This includes the Museum’s highly popular Backyard and N .....
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  (805) 682-4711
 
 

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
Wild Things – Audubon's North American Mammals
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
The artist and naturalist, John James Audubon, famous for his historic work on the Birds of America produced the outstanding work on North American mammals in the 19th century. While many of America’s animals were familiar, they were not described and illustrated in one publication until Audubon and his co-author, the Reverend John Bachman publishe .....
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  (805) 682-4711
 
 

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 .....
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  (805) 684-3112
 

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
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  (805) 564-1819
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

Tour - Other
(Santa Barbara)
Whale Watching - Pacific Gray Whales
Sea Landing
, Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara, CA
The "Wonders of Our National Parks" on the Discovery Channel highlighted the outstanding abundance of marine life in the Santa Barbara Channel and named it “One of the 10 Best Places in the World to View Wildlife.” The Channel Islands, on the migration path of the California Gray Whale, of ........ Presented by Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
 

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 .....
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  (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).
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  (805) 969-9990
 
 
 10:30 AM

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 open to the public—El Cuartel and the Cañedo Adobe. .....
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  Website
  (805) 965-0093
 
 11:00 AM

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
Brought to Light: Revelatory Photographs in the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Collection
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
January 28 – April 22, 2018 ..... "Brought to Light: Revelatory Photographs in the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Collection" presents a non-traditional survey of the Museum’s renowned collection of nearly 8,000 photographs. Based not on chronology or theme, the exhibition seeks to reveal new insights into well-known artists’ work by featuri .....
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  Website
  (805) 963-4364
 
 

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
Crosscurrents: American and European Portrait Photographs, 1840-1900
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
January 28 – May 27, 2018 ..... Assembling striking works from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s distinguished collection, this exhibition reveals how photographic portraiture blossomed in the later six decades of the 19th century. Originally intended to mimic the genre of portrait painting, by 1900 portrait photography had evolved to emphasize man .....
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  (805) 963-4364
 
 

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
Crosscurrents: The Painted Portrait in America, Britain, and France, 1750-1850
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
January 28 – May 27, 2018 ..... Before the invention of photography, painted portraits were the most coveted means of commemorating important members of society. This exhibition, drawn exclusively from the permanent collection, explores the dynamic dialogue that took place over the course of around a century between American, British and French por .....
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  (805) 963-4364
 
 

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 .....
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  (805) 564-1819
 

Other Leisure Activities
(Santa Barbara)
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 M. Special B .....
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  (805) 564-1819
 

Tour - Other
(Santa Barbara)
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 rese .....
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  (805) 564-1819
 
 11:30 AM

Luncheon
(Buellton)
Buellton State of the City Luncheon
Featuring ... City Manager, Marc Bierdzinski
Santa Ynez Valley Marriott
, 555 McMurray Rd., Buellton, CA
The Buellton Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the annual State of the City address. We are inviting you to join us at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott to hear from our City Manager, Marc Bierdzinski, about the progress we have made and where we are headed. We encourage you to make your reserva ........ Presented by Buellton Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
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  Website
  (805) 688-7829
 
 12:00 PM

Opera
(Santa Barbara)
Free Noontime Concerts
Santa Barbara Public Library - Faulkner Gallery
, 40 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Opera Santa Barbara’s popular Noontime Concert series will be performed in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Ojai, Solvang, and Santa Maria. A total of 26 free concerts will be offered this season! Following is the list of free concerts being offered ........ Presented by Opera Santa Barbara
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  Website
  (805) 898-3890
 
 

Whale Watching
(Santa Barbara)
Early Spring – Coastal Cruise – Gray Whale Watching & Dolphin Watching
Condor Express- SEA Landing
, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA
Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Gray Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arri ........ Presented by Condor Express - SEA Landing
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 882-0088
 

Gliding & Soaring
(Santa Barbara)
Tandem Paragliding Flights
Captain Jack's Tours
, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
Captain Jack's Tours offers tandem flights from from the Santa Barbara. There is no prior experience necessary for a tandem flight and age is not a factor. We can get just about anyone up on a tandem flight. Tandem Flights: $150 for 2 flights This flight has amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, the Channel Islands, and the Santa Barbara Mountains. .....
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  (805) 564-1819
 

Health - Other
(Santa Barbara)
League of Women Voters forum: Understanding Reproductive Rights and Health
Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Public Library , 40 East Anapamu , Santa Barbara, CA
The League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara will present a timely and informational forum on the League’s position regarding reproductive rights/health with an emphasis on new laws and regulations, ch ........ Presented by League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara
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  Website
  (805) 965-2422
 12:30 PM

Networking Mixer
(Santa Barbara )
Leaders in Business - Netwroking Group
Casa Blanca - Leaders in Business - Networking Gro, 330 State St, Santa Barbara , CA
This is a networking group. We have a systematic way or generating quality leads. We have reasonable fees. We are business category exclusive and have built-in accountability. If you are serious abo ........ Presented by Leaders in Business - Networking Group
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 687-8480
 1:30 PM

Theatre
(Santa Maria)
The Crucible
Marian Theatre
, Allan Hancock College Campus, Santa Maria, CA
Arthur Miller’s thrilling dramatic masterpiece about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem, Massachusetts is both a gripping historical play and a strikingly timely social parable for today. Inspired by real events, the story centers on a farmer, his wife, and a former servant-girl who malici ........ Presented by PCPA Conservatory Theatre
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  Website
  (805) 922-8313
 
 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
 
 

Whale Watching
(Santa Barbara)
Early Spring – Coastal Cruise – Gray Whale Watching & Dolphin Watching
Condor Express- SEA Landing
, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA
Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Gray Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arri ........ Presented by Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
 
 3:30 PM

Other Misc. Event
(Santa Maria)
Brain Builders
Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, 705 S McClelland St, Santa Maria, CA
Join Brain Builders! Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Explore science, technology, engineering, arts, and math with hands-on experiments and activities!
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 928-8414
 4:00 PM

Other Misc. Event
(Santa Barbara)
Family Night at SBMM
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA
After Dark: Underwater Creatures

What: Family Night is an opportunity to view the Maritime Museum from an entirely different perspective.

Our goal for the evening is to present interactive learning activities for the entire family.

Activities include:

•Sculpting Sea Creatures with Sondra Weis .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 962-8404
 
 
 7:00 PM

Discussion
(Santa Barbara)
FILM SCREENING: BEYOND FORDLANDIA
UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Room 6020, Santa Barbara, CA
Written and directed by Marcos Colón, Beyond Fordlândia (2017, 75 min) presents an environmental account of Henry Ford’s Amazon experience decades after its failure. The story addressed by the film be .....
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  Website
  (805) 893-2004
 8:00 PM

Theatre
(Santa Barbara)
The City of Conversation
The New Vic Theatre
, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA
It’s 1979, and Washington, D.C. socialite Hester Ferris is notorious for her posh dinner parties that can change the course of politics. But when her son turns up with an ambitious girlfriend and a newly minted political agenda, it ignites a family divide that spans 30 years and six presidential adm ........ Presented by Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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  (805) 965-5400
 

Dance (Performance)
(Santa Barbara)
Çudamani - Gamelan and Dance of Bali
Featuring ... Çudamani
UCSB Campbell Hall
, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara, CA
Hailed as Bali’s most forward-thinking music and dance ensemble, Çudamani is known for their exceptional creativity and superb artistry. Comprised of Bali’s most respected musicians and dancers, the ensemble performs as a spiritual offering for temples and the village communities in their native Ind ........ Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures
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  (805) 893-3535
 
 




















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