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  May
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 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. .....
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  (805) 564-1819
 

Whale Watching
(Santa Barbara)
Early Spring – Coastal Cruise – Gray Whale Watching & Dolphin Watching
Condor Express- SEA Landing
, 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
 

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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  (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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  (805) 564-1819
 
 10:00 AM

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
Design by Nature
Featuring ... Four Centuries of Botanical Illustration
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Significant milestones in the history of botanical illustration shed light on the evolution of scientific and artistic development.
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  (805) 682-4711
 
 

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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  (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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  (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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  (805) 966-1601
 

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
 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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  (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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  (805) 965-0093
 
 11:00 AM

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
David Wiesner & The Art of Wordless Storytelling
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
January 29 – May 14, 2017 ..... David Wiesner (b. 1956) is one of the most highly acclaimed picture book artists in the world. Winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal for “Tuesday” in 1992, “The Three Pigs” in 2002, and “Flotsam” in 2007, Wiesner is only the second person in the history of the award to have received it three times. This exhibitio .....
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  (805) 963-4364
 
 

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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  (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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  (805) 688-1082
 
 
 12:00 PM

Whale Watching
(Santa Barbara)
Early Spring – Coastal Cruise – Gray Whale Watching & Dolphin Watching
Condor Express- SEA Landing
, 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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  Website
  (805) 882-0088
 
 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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  (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
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  (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
, 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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  (805) 682-4711 x 4711
 
 
 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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  (805) 564-1819
 

Whale Watching
(Santa Barbara)
Early Spring – Coastal Cruise – Gray Whale Watching & Dolphin Watching
Condor Express- SEA Landing
, 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
 

Discussion
(Santa Barbara)
DEMONSTRATION & DISCUSSION: Community Basketweaving
McCune Conference Room, UCSB Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Room 6046, Santa Barbara, CA
Weavers: Jennifer Bates Lois Bohna Linda Yamane Panelists: Dana Bardolph (Anthropology, UCSB) Kaitlin Brown (Anthropology, UCSB) Jan Timbrook (Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History) ... Presented by UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 893-2004
 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
 
 4:30 PM

Discussion
(Santa Barbara)
TALK: Freedom’s Struggle: Black Kidnapping and State Formation in the Age of Atlantic Emancipation
HSSB 4080, UCSB Humanities & Social Sciences Building , Santa Barbara, CA
Scott Heerman is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Miami and is currently the Barbara Thom Postdoctoral Fellow at the Huntington Library.... Presented by UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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  (805) 893-8538
 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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  (805) 964-6858
 

Arts & Crafts
(Santa Barbara)
First Thursday Impact Hub
Impact Hub, 1117 State St, Santa Barbara, CA
Enjoy vibrant paintings of California landscapes and seascapes by artists Hilda Kilpatrick and Pedro de la Cruz, as well as organic fantasy sculptures by Susan Nordella.
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  (805) 284-0078
 5:30 PM

Historic
(Santa Barbara)
Missions of Edwin Deakin
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Join the Museum to celebrate the opening of Missions of Edwin Deakin. RSVP required.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 966-1601
 
 6:00 PM

Lecture
(Santa Barbara)
Vegan Studies 101: Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., & Kathy Freston Host Plant-Based Nutrition Lecture
Harold Frank Hall 1104, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
On Thursday, May 4, Santa Barbara residents will have the chance to sit in on Professor Renan Larue’s Introduction to Vegan Studies course at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), which ........ Presented by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
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  (202) 527-7342
 6:30 PM

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
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  (805) 563-6000
 7:00 PM

Other Performance
(Santa Barbara)
IMPROVology (formerly Zoo's Line Is It Anyway?)
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
, Santa Barbara, CA
IMPROVology is a live, family-friendly mashup of science and comedy. Mix comedians with animal experts, add cool stories about fascinating critters, and everyone ends up happy as clams. It’s “Whose Line is it Anyway?” meets a “TED Talk,” where world-class comedians pros go ape and monkey around, but no one gets thrown to the lions. We hope. All age .....
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  (805) 962-5339
 

Theatre
(Santa Barbara)
Damn Yankees
San Marcos High School, 4750 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA
The San Marcos High School Performing Arts department presents the 1956 Tony Award winning musical comedy, Damn Yankees. Directed by Riley Berris, with a book by George Abbott and Douglas Wallop, and ........ Presented by San Marcos High School Performing Arts
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  (805) 967-4581 x 5568

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

Dance - Latin
(Santa Barbara)
YES DANCE INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED TANGO
Yes Dance Studio, 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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  (805) 669-7098

Theatre
(Santa Barbara)
Folk Orchestra of Santa Barbara - Celtic by Candlelight
Presidio Chapel, 123 East Canon Perdido Street , Santa Barbara, CA
After a sold out debut concert and vociferous demands for another chance to experience the Celtic program, the Folk Orchestra will be performing on Thursday, May 4th! Don't miss it again! A LOCAL o ........ Presented by SpinGo
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  Website
  (805) 260-3223
 8:00 PM

Presentation
(Santa Barbara)
Old Crow Medicine Show
Featuring ... Old Crow Medicine Show
The Granada Theatre
, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Performing Blonde on Blonde ..... High-energy old-time string band Old Crow Medicine Show will pay homage to one of music's greatest innovators when they perform Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde in its entirety. Discovered by American roots legend Doc Watson, they've gone on to win two Grammy's, become ........ Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures
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  (805) 893-3535
 
 
 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.
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  (805) 686-3805
 




















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