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  May
  14
 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
 
 

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

Arts & Crafts
(Carpinteria)
11th Annual Carpinteria and Summerland Artists Studio Tour
Carpinteria and Summerland Artists Studio Tour, 855 Linden Avenue, Carpinteria, CA
The annual Carpinteria and Summerland Artists Studio Tour takes place for the eleventh consecutive year on Mother’s Day weekend, May 13th and 14th from 10am – 5pm. This event is FREE and open to the c .....
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  (805) 684-2164

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
 
 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

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
 

Champagne Brunch
(Santa Barbara)
Mother's Day Champagne Brunch
The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort
, 633 East Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA
Sunday May 14th~ 10:00am – 3:00pm ~ Last seating at 1:00pm Our culinary celebration will include a variety of serving stations complete with made to order omelets, a carving station, local seafood, a pasta station, an array of salads, and a selection of our housemade decadent desserts. Complete with entertainment by our jazz pianist. Special gi .....
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  (805) 884-8535
 

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

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
 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
 

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
 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
 
 

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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  (805) 898-9715
 
 

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
 

Community Improvement
(Santa Barbara)
Beach Clean Up at Arroyo Burro Beach
Featuring ... Sponsored By Explore Ecology
South Coast Watershed Resource Center
, 2981 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA
Clean the Beach. Help the Ocean. FEEL GOOD. When? 2nd Sundays of the Month, 12:00-2:00 pm. Where? Arroyo Burro Beach Who? You and your friends. 2nd Sundays of the Month. Clean Ups start at 12:00 noon. Meet at the Watershed Resource Center.... Presented by Explore Ecology
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  (805) 884-0459 x 16
 
 

Brunch
(Santa Ynez)
Mother's Day Brunch
Chumash Casino Resort - The Buffet
, 3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA
Join us on Sunday, May 14th for a Special Mother's Day Brunch at The Buffet. Open from 12 pm - 8 pm. ... Presented by Chumash Casino Resort
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  (805) 686-3805
 

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
(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, wh .....
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  (805) 893-7564

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
 
 
 12:30 PM

Music - Jazz
(Santa Barbara)
Headless Household
Featuring ... David Binney + Dick Dunlap, Tom Lackner, Joe Woodard, Nicole Lvoff, Steven Nelson
SOhO Restaurant & Music Club
, 1221 State Street, Suite 205, Santa Barbara, CA
Headless Household will return to play for the Santa Barbara Jazz Society at SOhO on May 14 from 1 to 4pm. Santa Barbara’s “hopelessly eclectic” band will lean heavily on the generous jazz element in it’s diverse songbook for this gig. The usually all-original band, throwing a few standards into th ........ Presented by Santa Barbara Jazz Society
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  (805) 687-7123
 
 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

Ballet
(Santa Barbara)
Modern Masters
The New Vic
, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Following their highly-praised 2016 production of Women’s Work—described by the Santa Barbara Independent as “a bold new step for both the company and the dance community”—State Street Ballet once again presents a program of innovative repertory. Described by Artistic Director Rodney Gustafson as “n ........ Presented by State Street Ballet
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  (805) 965-5400
 
 

Musical / Revue
(Santa Barbara)
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Lobero Theatre
, 33 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara Youth Ensemble Theatre presents ..... Join us as Santa Barbara’s talented youth bring to life How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Window-washer J. Pierrepont Finch schemes his way to become the chairman of the board in Frank Loesser, Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert’s musical satire of big business. The San .....
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  (805) 963-0761
 
 

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
 
 

Other Performance
(Santa Barbara)
What's Up
Gladwin Planetarium
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, 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
 
 3:00 PM

Music - Classical
(Santa Barbara)
From Paris to Broadway
The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St, Santa Barbara, CA
We honor Paris, one of the world’s great cities and once considered the classical music center of Europe, where many composers made their debut. This program celebrates Mozart’s, Saint-Saëns', Liszt’s ........ Presented by Santa Barbara Symphony
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  (805) 899-2222

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
 

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
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  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 
 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.
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  (805) 962-2526 x 110
 
 5:00 PM

Dance - Latin
(Santa Barbara)
EL PASEO MILONGA IN SANTA BARBARA
Yes Dance Studio, 705 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA
Join tango instructor Chris Peake for a special class from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM! Then, enjoy the milonga from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM, hosted by Marlon Ruckle and a fun group of tango dancers! Yes Dance St ........ Presented by Yes You Can Dance Salsa & Bachata
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  Website
  (805) 669-7098
 6:00 PM

Musical / Revue
(Santa Barbara)
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Lobero Theatre
, 33 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara Youth Ensemble Theatre presents ..... Join us as Santa Barbara’s talented youth bring to life How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Window-washer J. Pierrepont Finch schemes his way to become the chairman of the board in Frank Loesser, Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert’s musical satire of big business. The San .....
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  (805) 963-0761
 
 




















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