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  May
  17
 8:00 AM

Field Trip
(Goleta)
SB Airbus Trip to ... Huntington Japanese Gardens
Santa Barbara Airbus
, 750 Technology Drive, Goleta, CA
Experience a rare opportunity! Begin the tour in the Huntington's Chinese garden, the Garden of Flowing Fragrance, to compare and contrast Chinese and Japanese garden design. Docents will help you explore lush green canyons, whispering bamboo, bonsai, a karasansui rock garden, and the new ceremonial teahouse and tea garden. Ninety-minute walking to .....
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  (805) 964-7759
 

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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 8:30 AM

Nature Walk
(Santa Barbara)
Morning Bird Walks at the Garden
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Be the first morning visitors in the Garden and enjoy watching the diverse and beautiful bird species that make the meadow, woodlands and creekside their home! Be sure to bring your bird books and binoculars along on this guided exploration in search of birds of our oak woodland, riparian, and chapa ........ Presented by Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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  Website
  (805) 682-4726 x 102
 
 
 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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  Website
  (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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  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 .....
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  Website
  (805) 564-1819
 
 10:00 AM

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 .....
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  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 .....
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  (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).
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  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.
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  Website
  (805) 966-1601
 

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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  Website
  (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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  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. .....
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  Website
  (805) 965-0093
 
 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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  Website
  (805) 963-4364
 
 

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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  Website
  (805) 688-1082
 
 

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
 
 
 11:30 AM

Bicycling, racing/touring
(Santa Barbara)
Amgen Tour of California - Stage 4 Start
East Beach - Chase Palm Park, 201 East Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA
"We are excited to welcome riders, fans, sponsors and media for a spectacular Stage 4 start in Santa Barbara," said Kathy Janega-Dykes, president/CEO of Visit Santa Barbara. "Our avid c .....
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 12:00 PM

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
 12:30 PM

Meditation
(Santa Barbara)
Lunchtime Meditations
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave., Santa Barbara, CA
Tuesdays: Simply Breathe: During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on .....
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  Website
  (805) 563-6000
 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
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
 
 3:00 PM

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
 
 5:00 PM

Networking Mixer
(Buellton)
Buellton Chamber Mixer
Brothers Spirits
, 20 Industrial Way, #D, Buellton, CA
Come and mix, mingle and network with members and guests of the Buellton Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and enjoy great food, libations, and socializing with fun, interesting and influential people. Bring a friend and remember your business card for a chance to be recognized in our next Newsl ........ Presented by Buellton Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
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  Website
  (805) 688-7829
 
 6:30 PM

Meditation
(Santa Barbara)
Learn to Meditate
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave., Santa Barbara, CA
How does the state of our mind affect our health and well-being? Perhaps we believe that a positive attitude is generally beneficial. Perhaps we recognize that some lifestyle choices are more harmful .....
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  (805) 563-6000
 7:30 PM

Presentation
(Santa Barbara)
Our Environmental Future: Connection, Collaboration and Creatio
Featuring ... Naomi Klein
The Granada Theatre
, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
An award-winning journalist, environmentalist and activist, Naomi Klein is a contributing editor for Harper’s and a regular columnist for The Nation. Her incisive books include The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism and No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies. A writer who puts ideas i ........ Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 893-3535
 
 

Music - Classic Rock
(Santa Barbara)
An evening with Robin Trower
Featuring ... Robin Trower; Strange Vine
Lobero Theatre
, 33 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Robin Trower, the legendary guitarist from Procol Harum, has been heralded as one of the most influential Guitar players to come out of the British Blues Rock scene. Robin is known for his incredible talent as a guitar player and his inspirational style of soloing, coaxing sounds from his Strat that seem to emanate from beyond this world. To be amo .....
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  Website
  (805) 963-0761
 
 

Dance - Latin
(Santa Barbara)
YES DANCE - INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED SALSA
Yes Dance Studio, 705 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA
Come join Marco Aguilar and Erika del Campo for lessons to take your knowledge of salsa and bachata to the next level! Some salsa and bachata experience is required for this class! All ages welcome! ........ Presented by Yes You Can Dance Salsa & Bachata
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 669-7098
 9:00 PM

Gambling - Other
(Santa Ynez)
Fireball Pinball Giveaway
Chumash Casino Resort
, Santa Ynez, CA
Come fire it up for a chance to play our giveaway game, Fireball Pinball! Play with your Club Indulge Card to quality for a chance to win thousands in prizes. Every Thursday, 9pm-Midnight.
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  (805) 686-3805
 




















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