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  May
  12
 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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 8:30 AM

Bird Watching
(Santa Barbara)
SB Audubon Friday Bird Walk at UCSB Campus Lagoon
UCSB Campus Lagoon, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara, CA
Join us as we look for Grebes, Herons, Dowitchers, Ducks, Godwits, Plovers, and other surprises! Open to everyone, beginners and experts alike! ... Presented by Santa Barbara Audubon Society
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  Website
  (805) 566-2191
 9:00 AM

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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  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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  (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
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
 

Arts & Crafts
(Santa Barbara)
The Samarkand Spring Art Show begins May 12
The Samarkand Retirement Community, 2550 Treasure Dr., Santa Barbara, CA
The Samarkand retirement community will host its annual campus-wide Spring Art Show beginning Friday, May 12 through Monday, May 15, 2017. The show will feature more than 150 pieces of two- and th .....
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  (877) 231-6284

Golf Tournament (Public)
(Goleta)
SBAOR 8th Annual Golf Tournament
Glen Annie Golf Club, 405 Glen Annie Rd., Goleta, CA
On May 12 it's the Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS® Charity Golf Tournament & Cocktail Party Fundraiser benefiting the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table. Want to be a sponsor for this event? .....
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  (805) 884-8615
 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
 
 

Show/Fair - Antiques
(Santa Barbara)
CALM Antique Show & Sale
Earl Warren Showgrounds
, Santa Barbara, CA
ANTIQUES & VINTAGE DECORATIVE ARTS Show & Sale. From rustic and repurposed to 18th century and mid-century modern there is something special for every decorating need. Over eighty dealers bring a wide array merchandise to please any shopper and any budget. See this show and sale once and you will ........ Presented by CALM - Child Abuse Listening Mediation
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  Website
  (805) 898-9715
 
 

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
 
 

Conference
(Santa Barbara)
CONFERENCE: Politics of Race, Immigration, and Ethnicity Consortium (PRIEC) Conference
McCune Conference Room, UCSB Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Room 6046, Santa Barbara, CA
Twenty presentations will be made in five sessions by advanced graduate students and faculty from seven UC campuses and other universities on topics ranging from identity formation and linked fate, po ........ Presented by UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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  (805) 893-8538

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
 
 
 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
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 882-0088
 
 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
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 
 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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  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
, 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
 
 5:30 PM

Food & Drink - Other
(Santa Barbara)
TGIF (Thank Goodness Its Friday Mixer)
Environmental Defense Center, 906 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Join EDC for one of the most pleasant happy hours in town with local wines, beer from New Belgium Brewing Company, hors d’ oeuvres, a raffle and live music provided by some of Santa Barbara’s finest m .....
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  (805) 963-1622
 6:00 PM

Workshop
(Santa Barbara)
Block Printing Workshop
Featuring ... Rachel Palmer
Art From Scrap
, 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Learn the art of relief or block printing in this two hour workshop at Art From Scrap. Block printing can be used to print onto cards, notebooks, fabric and so much more. Students will be given all the materials they need to carve, proof, and print their designs using rubber blocks. Guest Artist ........ Presented by Explore Ecology
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  (805) 884-0459 x 6
 
 

Dance - Latin
(Santa Barbara)
YES DANCE - CASINO RUEDA NIGHT!
Yes Dance Studio, 705 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA
Learn to dance Salsa! Join Tami and Martin Gunton-Navarro to learn musicality, technique, tempo and how to dance to the beat! Rueda de Casino is a different and fun way to learn Salsa, develop your sk ........ Presented by Yes You Can Dance Salsa & Bachata
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 669-7098
 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

Conference
(Santa Barbara)
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Conference
SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning
, 300 N Turnpike Rd, Santa Barbara, CA
Through emphasis on deep listening - to others as well as ourselves - NVC provides practical tools which foster connection, authenticity, compassion and solutions that work for everyone.  Explore mediation and restorative practices, compassion in the way you talk to yourself and compassion in the cl ........ Presented by SBCC School of Extended Learning
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  (805) 964-6853
 

Musical / Revue
(Santa Barbara)
Something for Miss Snowe
Westmont's Porter Theater, 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Based on the Charlotte Brontë novel, Villette, "Something for Miss Snowe" chronicles a young orphan woman's journey to find her place in the world, teaching English in a French speaking coun ........ Presented by Happy Potatoes: Homeschool Theater Ensemble
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  (805) 618-8406
 7:30 PM

Music - Classical
(Santa Barbara)
Camerata Pacifica: Haydn, Mozart & Dohnanyi
Featuring ... Adrian Spence, flute; Paul Huang and Giora Schmidt, violins; Richard O'Neill and Rob Brophy, violas; Ani Aznavoorian, cello; and Warren Jones, piano.
Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West
, 1070 Fairway Road, Santa Barbara, CA
This concert set includes Haydn's Trio in G Major, Hob XV: 15; Mozart's String Quintet in G Minor, K. 516; and Dohnanyi's Piano Quintet in C Minior, Op. 1.   ($58)... Presented by Camerata Pacifica
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  (805) 884-8410
 

Music - Classical
(Santa Barbara)
The Corwin Chair presents HOCKET in concert (piano duo)
UCSB Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
The Corwin Chair presents HOCKET in concert on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UCSB campus. Admission is free! HOCKET will present an exciting program of music f ........ Presented by UCSB Department of Music
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  Website
  (805) 893-3230
 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)
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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