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  May
  18
 5:30 AM

Art Exhibition
(Santa Barbara)
Sundial Studios Journey
Sundial Studios, 715 Kimball Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Come with us on a journey as artist Trevor Coopersmith, a senior from UCSB, invites 7 art students with disabilities to explore a new art form. In doing this they find a new way to express their cr ........ Presented by UCP WORK, Inc.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-8332
 7:30 AM

Conference
(Santa Barbara)
Women in the Environment Conference
Kimpton Canary Hotel, 31 W Carillo St, Santa Barbara, CA
The Women and the Environment conference is your opportunity to connect, collaborate and create. This dynamic event is for changemakers who want to establish new partnerships and be effective agents o ........ Presented by LoaTree
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 899-8620
 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. .....
  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 .....
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  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 .....
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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
, 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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  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 9˝ 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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  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.
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  Website
  (805) 966-1601
 

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
(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 .....
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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
, 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 .....
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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
, 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
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  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 .....
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  Website
  (805) 688-1082
 
 

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
 
 

Luncheon
(Carpinteria)
Dream Foundation's 7th Annual Flower Empower Luncheon
Klentner Ranch, 3344 Foothill Road, Carpinteria, CA
Please join us for a delectable lunch, silent auction and raffle.   ($125)... Presented by Dream Foundation
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 564-2131
 12:00 PM

Discussion
(Santa Barbara)
After Roe: The Lost History of the Abortion Debate
Contact Professor Luna for specific location , zluna@soc.ucsb.edu, Santa Barbara, CA
After Roe: The Lost History of the Abortion Debate Wednesday, April 20, 2017 / 12:00 PM Thursday, May 11th, 2017 / 12:00 PM Thursday, May 18, 2017 / 12:00 PM Join us for a facilitated brown ........ Presented by UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 893-8538

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, what just ended has already spawned multiple beginnings.
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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)
, 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 .....
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  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 4711
 
 
 2:30 PM

Baseball
(Goleta)
SB Airbus Trip to ... LA Dodgers Baseball Games (April - June)
Santa Barbara Airbus
, 750 Technology Drive, Goleta, CA
Price includes ticket to the game and transportation. All Seats are in Reserve MVP Section. (Second level up, behind home plate.) Please return to the bus immediately after the last out. While alcohol is allowed on our trips, please keep in mind that these are family trips. Irresponsible behavior will not be tolerated. Please refrain from any profa .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 964-7759
 
 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
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  Website
  (805) 564-1819
 
 4:00 PM

Presentation
(Santa Barbara)
Jelly Thursdays
Sea Center
, 211 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA
Experience the beauty of jellies as they gracefully gather their microscopic meals. Bring your curiosity, questions, and cameras too.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 962-2526
 
 5:00 PM

Bingo
(Santa Barbara)
Bingo Night at the Elks Lodge
Featuring ... You!
Santa Barbara Elks Lodge 613
, 150 North Kellogg, Santa Barbara, CA
Want a fun evening out? Come to the Elks Lodge #613 every Thursday to play Bingo. Order your supper from the special Bingo menu and "buy in" for $20.00 per person for your pack of cards. Additional games also available. Bring your friends to make it even more exciting. Doors open at 5 PM. Supper is served from 5 to 7 PM. Early Birds start .....
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  Website
  (805) 964-6858
 
 5:30 PM

Presentation
(Santa Barbara)
ONETALK
CenCal Health
, 4050 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA
On the third Thursday of every month you are invited to attend ONETALK hosted by Sansum Diabetes Research Institute and JDRF. ONETALK is offered free of charge to adults living with type 1 diabetes and to parents/family members who care for someone with diabetes. Members will have the opportunity to ........ Presented by William Sansum Diabetes Center
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 455-7558
 
 
 6:30 PM

Lecture
(Santa Barbara)
Archaeologist, Dr. Brian Fagan: Lecture and Book Signing
Featuring ... Dr. Brian Fagan
Alhecama Theatre
, 914 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Join SBTHP for a lecture and book signing with Dr. Brian Fagan as he discusses his latest book, The Intimate Bond: How Animals Shaped Human History. Dr. Brian Fagan was born in England and spent several years doing fieldwork in Africa. He is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University of Ca ........ Presented by Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 965-0093
 

Health - Other
(Lompoc)
Learn to Meditate
Lompoc Yoga Center, 701 E North Ave, Suite F , Lompoc, 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 ........ Presented by Mahakankala Buddhist Center
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 563-6000
 7:00 PM

Lecture
(Santa Barbara)
TIDES: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean
Featuring ... Jonathan White
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
An enthralling journey into the surprising and poetic workings of the tide. Join writer, sailor and surfer Jonathan White, the author of Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, as he takes readers across the globe on an enthralling journey into the surprising and poetic workings of the tide. Jonathan will highlight excerpts and stories from .....
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  (805) 682-4711 x 141
 
 

Class
(Santa Barbara)
Three Vehicles of Buddhist Practice
Bodhi Path Buddhist Center of Santa Barbara
, 102 West Mission, Santa Barbara, CA
Three Vehicles of Buddhist Practice Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana – Meaning and Significance for your Path to Awakening with Dharma teacher Dawa Tarchin Phillips   ($60 - $80)
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 284-2704
 
 
 7:30 PM

Discussion
(Santa Barbara)
2017 Arthur N. Rupe Great Debate: Is ISIS an Existential Threat to the United States?
Campbell Hall, UCSB , Santa Barbara, CA
Participants: Monica Duffy Toft Marc Gopin Moderator: Mark Juergensmeyer... Presented by UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 893-2004

Dance - Latin
(Santa Barbara)
YES DANCE INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED TANGO
Yes Dance Studio, 705 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA
Rendezvous for a special tango lesson on Thursday nights! Join Marlon Come join Marlon Ruckle for intermediate and advanced tango lessons on Thursday nights! This will be a great opportunity to learn ........ Presented by Yes You Can Dance Salsa & Bachata
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  Website
  (805) 669-7098
 8:00 PM

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   ($19 - $25)
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-0408
 
 
 9:00 PM

Gambling - Other
(Santa Ynez)
Wheel of Winners
Chumash Casino Resort
, 3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA
Spin & Win! Come play for your chance to spin the big wheel for prizes! Play with your Club Indulge Card to qualify. Thursdays, 9pm-Midnight.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 686-3805
 




















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