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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
 

Meditation
(Santa Barbara)
Meditation for Families and Kids
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave., Santa Barbara, CA
Through stories, songs, meditation and crafts, children will learn simple Buddhist principles, such as kindness, respect for others and keeping a happy heart. A parent needs to accompany each child. & .....
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  (805) 563-6000

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
 
 

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
 

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
 
 

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
 
 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
 

Meditation
(Santa Barbara)
Meditation for World Peace
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, Santa Barbara, CA
“Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible.” ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso   ($10 - $10)
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  (805) 563-6000

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
(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
 
 

Sky Show
(Santa Barbara)
Twinkle Twinkle for Little Stars
Featuring ... Planetarium Show
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, Santa Barbara, CA
This live presentation for families with young children features a different topic every week. Come back again and again to learn about stars, planets, constellations, and more!   ($0 - $4)... Presented by Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 
 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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  (805) 882-0088
 

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
 

Sky Show
(Santa Barbara)
Incoming!
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, Santa Barbara, CA
Produced by the California Academy of Sciences and distributed by Evans & Sutherland, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Gladwin Planetarium presents: Incoming! Embark on a journey back in time and across the Solar System, following the paths of asteroids and comets that have collided wi ........ Presented by Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 
 1:00 PM

Model Railroad
(Goleta)
Model Railroad Exhibit in HO-Scale
South Coast Railroad Museum
, 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
 

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 a live presentation 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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  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 
 1:30 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
 

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
 
 

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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  (805) 680-0834

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
 
 

Other Performance
(Santa Barbara)
What's Up
Gladwin Planetarium
, Santa Barbara, CA
A truly interactive presentation that begins with a guided tour to our newly renovated observatory where visitors get the chance to use our state-of-the-art telescopes. Then, visitors are taken back to the planetarium for a live presentation where current astronomical news and observations are discussed.   ($0 - $4)
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  (805) 682-4711
 

Lecture
(Santa Barbara)
Echoes from El Pueblo Viejo: Lecture and Book Signing by Mary Louise Days and Dick Oglesby
Featuring ... Mary Louise Days and Dick Oglesby
Alhecama Theatre
, 914 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA
The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) and UCSB History Associates are pleased to present Echoes from El Pueblo Viejo, a free lecture by Mary Louise Days and Dick Oglesby on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Alhecama Theatre.   ($0.00 - $0)... Presented by Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation
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  (805) 965-0093
 
 2:30 PM

Presentation
(Santa Barbara)
Coalition Against Gun Violence - 22nd Anniversary Fundraiser Celebration
Santa Barbara Club, 1105 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND CAGV's Anniversary Gala Fundraiser, Sunday, May 7, 2017 We are honored to present Keynote Speaker Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer WHO WILL ADDRESS THI ........ Presented by SpinGo
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  (805) 708-2543
 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
 

Food & Drink - Other
(Santa Barbara)
2017 Fire Ball with a very special performance by Jackson Browne with Greg Leisz! Sponsorships Avail
Dos Pueblos Ranch, Santa Barbara, CA
The Alliance is holding a Fire Ball fundraising event on Sunday afternoon, May 7, 2017 at the Dos Pueblos Ranch with a very special performance by the amazing musician Jackson Browne with Greg Leisz! ........ Presented by Santa Barbara Firefighters Alliance
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  (805) 708-3565

Music - Choral
(Solvang)
THE SANTA YNEZ MASTER CHORALE SINGS "THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK"
Solvang Veteran's Memorial Hall, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
The Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale will present a concert straight out of “The Great American Songbook” on Saturday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 7 at 3:00 p.m. at the Solvang Veterans Memoria ........ Presented by Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale
  Event Details
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  (805) 350-4241

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
, 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
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  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 

Tasting
(Santa Barbara)
The Santa Barbara Fork & Cork Classic
Santa Barbara Fess Parker Doubletree, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA
Food and wine aficionados will savor tastings from an array of Premium Select wines and enjoy gourmet dishes prepared by over 20 plus Santa Barbara County Top chefs and restaurants. Join us and enjoy ........ Presented by Foodbank of Santa Barbara County - Santa Barbara
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  (805) 967-5741

Ballet
(Santa Barbara)
Swan Lake
The Marjorie Luke Theatre
, 721 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA
The Goleta School of Ballet and Goleta Ballet Theatre present their annual spring recital telling the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse. This ballet classic is filled with all your favorite characters, beautiful costumes and wonderful dancing. Don't miss this amazing ballet for all ages!
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 328-3823
 
 
 3:30 PM

Presentation
(Santa Barbara)
Shark Sundays
Sea Center
, Santa Barbara, CA
Shark Sundays Sundays at 3:30 PM Watch us feed sharks and rays. Observe shark feeding behaviors, and if you're lucky, help us throw in a few pieces too! Included with admission to the Sea Center.
  Event Details
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  (805) 962-2526 x 110
 
 7:30 PM

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)
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-0408
 
 
 8:00 PM

Music - Singer/Songwriter
(Santa Barbara)
An evening with Rodney Crowell
Lobero Theatre
, 33 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Crowell is a multi-Grammy winner, a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the recipient of the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting from the Americana Music Association. His songs have been covered and performed by an eminent group of musicians, including Van Morrison, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Etta James, George Strai .....
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  (805) 963-0761
 
 




















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