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  May
  5
 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
, 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
 

Discussion
(Santa Barbara)
SYMPOSIUM: Medieval Bestsellers vs. Masterpieces: What We Read Now & What They Read Then
Loma Pelona Center, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA
Heather Blurton (English, UCSB) Shamma Boyarin (English, University of Victoria) Christine Chism (English, UCLA) Paul Cobb (History, University of Pennsylvania) Matthew Fisher (English, UCLA) Sha ........ Presented by UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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  (805) 893-2004

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
 
 

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
, 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
 

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
 
 

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
(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
, 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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  (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)
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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  (805) 688-1082
 
 

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
, 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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  Website
  (805) 882-0088
 
 1:00 PM

Model Railroad
(Goleta)
Model Railroad Exhibit in HO-Scale
South Coast Railroad Museum
, 300 N. Los Carneros Road, 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.
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  (805) 964-3540
 

Discussion
(Santa Barbara)
TALK: Food Assistance Policies and the Transformation of the Public/ Private Welfare State in the U.
4041 Humanities and Social Science Building, UCSB , Santa Barbara, CA
Caitlin Rathe (History, UCSB) Friday, May 5 / 1:00 PM 4041 Humanities and Social Science Building... Presented by UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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  (805) 893-8538

Conference
(Santa Barbara)
CONFERENCE: Beyond Academia
UCSB Corwin Pavilion, 494 UCEN Rd, Santa Barbara, CA
CONFERENCE: Beyond Academia May 5, 2017/1:00 PM University Center and Corwin Pavilion The Beyond Academia conference at UC Santa Barbara is an annual event aimed at preparing graduate students and ........ Presented by UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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  (805) 893-8538

Sky Show
(Santa Barbara)
Kid's Space Adventure
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, 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
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  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 
 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
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  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
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  (805) 564-1819
 

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
 
 6:30 PM

Theatre
(Santa Barbara)
James and the Giant Peach
Notre Dame School, 33 E. Micheltorena Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Roald Dahl's fantastical tale of a boy, his insect friends and their amazing journey across the ocean on a giant piece of fruit. A delightfully offbeat adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventur ........ Presented by SpinGo
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  Website
  (805) 680-0834
 7:00 PM

Musical / Revue
(Santa Maria)
Lend Me A Tenor - The Musical
Marian Theatre
, Allan Hancock College Campus, Santa Maria, CA
The riotous tale of mistake identities and unexpected romance explodes in this brand new musical comedy based on the Tony Award nominated play. It’s 1934 and Opera virtuoso Tito Merelli is about to revive one of his great triumphs for the 10-year anniversary of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. Whe ........ Presented by PCPA Conservatory Theatre
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  (805) 922-8313
 

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

Dance - Latin
(Santa Barbara)
YES DANCE TANGO FUNDAMENTALS & PRACTICA
Yes Dance Studio, Santa Barbara, CA
Join Marlon Ruckle for tango fundamentals on Friday nights! Learn the basic steps to get you ready for the dance floor! Come for the lesson, stay for the practice! No partner or experience needed! Al ........ Presented by Yes You Can Dance Salsa & Bachata
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  (805) 669-7098
 7:30 PM

Meeting
(Santa Barbara)
SBAU general meeting
Santa Barbara Museum Natural History, Farrand Hall, 2559 Puesta del Sol, Santa Barbara, CA
Business, then a speaker with Topics concerning Earth, our Solar System, other Stars, the Milky Way galaxy, and to the edge of the universe. See www.sbau.org for further details.... Presented by Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit
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  (805) 682-4711

Music - Country
(Solvang )
Riders In The Sky
Solvang Festival Theater, 420 Second Street, Solvang , CA
America's favorite cowboys are coming to Solvang Festival Theater on May 5th. While remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they have become modern day icons by branding the genre with their ........ Presented by Solvang Theaterfest
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  (805) 686-1789

Theatre
(Santa Barbara)
One Good Egg
Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
, 751 State Street , Santa Barbara, CA
A Bold, Brave and Funny One Woman Show "It will crack you up... and crack you open!" Elaine Gale, writer and performer Rod Lathim, director Patricia L. Frank, scenic and lighting design Lydia Violet, original music   ($20 - $25)
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  Website
  (805) 963-0408
 
 
 8:00 PM

Comedy & Improv
(Santa Ynez)
Cheech & Chong
Featuring ... Cheech & Chong
Chumash Casino Resort - Samala Showroom
, 3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA
Cheech & Chong are a Grammy Award–winning comedy duo known for their films and stand-up routines based on the hippie and free love era and their love for cannabis. Come laugh yourself silly at their hilarious brand of stoner comedy in concert! ... Presented by Chumash Casino Resort
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 686-3805
 
 9:00 PM

Poker
(Santa Ynez)
Fireball Pinball Giveaway
Chumash Casino Resort
, 3400 E. Highway 246, 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 Wednesday & Friday, 9pm-Midnight.
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  (805) 686-3805
 




















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