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Other Misc. Event
(Santa Maria)
Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum Storytellers Summer Camp
Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, 705 S McClelland St, Santa Maria, CA
July 24-28 | Discovery Storytellers | 9 a.m. – noon | Ages 8-14 Jill Iversen, the Discovery Museum’s artist in residence, will lead campers in daily art and creative writing projects. The week will c .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 928-8414

Child Care
(Santa Barbara)
Invent. Make. Play! Summer Camp Session 2
Featuring ... Explore Ecology
Explore Ecology
, 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Explore the worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math in this STEAM-based summer camp. In Session 2, Machines, campers will discover and investigate machines in our world and take them apart to see what’s inside.Then they’ll build their own great machine out of reused, everyday items. Sign up for one or both sessions. Snacks & T-shi .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 884-0459 x 16
 
 

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 .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4726
 
 

Kids Camp
(Santa Barbara)
Entrepreneur & Activism Summer Camp
Impact Hub, 1117 State St, Santa Barbara, CA
Young Adults 14 - 17, learn the skills to start your own business or lead an organizing effort around your cause!   ($495 - $595)
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 284-0078
 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 .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
 
 10:00 AM

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
How Modernism Came to Santa Barbara: 1945-1990
Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara, CA
The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art is honored to highlight local artists who paved the way for Modernism to thrive in Santa Barbara. The exhibition features James Armstrong, R. Anthony Askew, Mich .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 565-6162

Photography
(Solvang)
Annual Nature Photography Competition: Trees of the Tri-County
Wildling Museum
, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
From their bark and leaves to their ecosystems and inhabitants, each tree is unique. The tri-counties (Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo County and Ventura County) are home to a diverse range of tree species that make our landscape beautiful. For our 2017 Nature Photography Competition we asked photographers to explore the life cycle of trees, .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 688-1082
 
 

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
Insecta
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
The beauty and diversity of insects make them compelling subjects for art and illustration.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
 
 

Insects
(Santa Barbara)
Bugs... Outside the Box
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is crawling with excitement as it presents its newest exhibit, Bugs... Outside the Box. Now is your chance to examine all the intricacies of the insect world...without a microscope! From beetles to butterflies, the exhibition features a literal army of giant bug sculptures with one aim in mind - shining a .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
 
 

Whale Watching
(Santa Barbara)
Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching
Condor Express - SEA Landing
, Santa Barbara, CA
From spring until fall is when our channel plays host to giant Blue & Humpback Whales along with Dolphins and a variety of other sea life. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel to feed, mate and frolic ... making Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart daily at 10am .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 882-0088
 

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 .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (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 .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (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).
  Event Details
  Website
  (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.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 966-1601
 

Arts & Crafts
(Santa Barbara)
Shipmates: Exhibition of the Crew Art Exhibit
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA
Stamps: Lasting Impressions of Santa Barbara
Palette knife paintings
by Emily Waingrow Falke - Deputy Director & Curator
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 962-8404
 
 

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
Kenneth Jewesson Fundraiser
Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara, CA
In conjunction with our summer pop-up exhibition How Modernism Came to Santa Barbara: 1945-1990, the Museum will hold a fundraiser with works on paper and paintings by Kenneth Jewesson from June 21 - .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 565-6162
 10:30 AM

Workshop
(Santa Barbara)
Bug Boot Camp
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Join a Naturalist and dig into the world of bugs, literally! Use tools, magnifiers ,and ID guides to discover a variety of invertebrates found in the Museum’s mulch pile. You can even bring your bug discovery to the Curiosity Lab and look at its details on the big screen connected to our microscope.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 169
 
 

Wine Tasting
(Santa Barbara)
$70 Wine Tour
Captain Jack's Tours
, Santa Barbara, CA
We'll escort you to 3 wine tasting destinations in one of our comfortable SUVs or vans. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the following locations: Summerland Winery tasting room, Carr Winery, Oreana Winery,Fox tasting room, Santa Barbara Winery, Kunin/Westerly or LaFond Winery. You will also enjoy an olive oil and vinegar tasting. The tour includes a s .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (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 open to the public—El Cuartel and the Cañedo Adobe. .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 965-0093
 
 11:00 AM

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
You Are Going On A Trip: Modern and Contemporary Prints from the Permanent Collection
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
May 28 – August 20, 2017 ..... "You Are Going On A Trip" brings together a selection of highlights from the Museum’s wide-ranging collection of Modern and Contemporary prints. Focusing on works produced between the 1940s and 1970s, the exhibition presents an eclectic array of works on paper created by artists from the United States and ot .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (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 .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
 
 

Animals
(Solvang)
Animals A to Z
Wildling Museum
, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
The Wildling Museum is pleased to announce its newest exhibition, Animals: A-Z on view from June 10 to October 9, 2017. Travel through the alphabet as the Wildling showcases a diverse artistic representation of animal species from African saddlebills to zebras and everything in between. The artworks range from realistic to abstract and represent .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 688-1082
 
 
 11:30 AM

Tour - Other
(Santa Barbara)
Horseback Riding Tours (VARIOUS TIMES)
Captain Jacks Tours
, Santa Barbara, CA
Our $90 trail ride is Kim Kardashian's favorite ride!. This coastal ride is 1.5 hours long and is a 30 minute drive from Santa Barbara. Transportation to the ranch is not included. During this ride you will wind through a forest, past a seasonal waterfall, and up to the top of a mountain where you w ........ Presented by Captain Jack's Tours
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
 
 12:00 PM

Music - Classical
(Santa Barbara)
Merit Recital
Hahn Hall Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Talented musicians ages 11-18 will perform in concert as the culmination of a two week program under the mentorship of Academy fellows.... Presented by Music Academy of the West
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 969-4726
 1:00 PM

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
 
 

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.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 964-3540
 
 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
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
 

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).
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 969-9990
 
 
 2:00 PM

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)
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
 

Nature
(Santa Barbara)
Naure Center Detectives
Neal Taylor Nature Center, 2265 Hwy 154, Santa Barbara, CA
Come test your skill of observation by taking our Scavenger Hunt quiz for kids or the Jeopardy Hunt quiz for teens and adults.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 693-0691
 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
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
 

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
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 
 3:15 PM

Music - Classical
(Santa Barbara)
Sonata Recital
Hahn Hall Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Collaborative Piano fellows pair up with Instrumental fellows to present an all-sonata program under the leadership of faculty artist Jonathan Feldman.   ($35)... Presented by Music Academy of the West
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 969-4726
 5:30 PM

Training
(Santa Barbara)
Santa Barbara Startup Weekend
Impact Hub, 1117 State St, Santa Barbara, CA
Startup Weekend is a three-day startup accelerator event that encourages a fun and engaging environment for startup enthusiasts of all backgrounds.   ($495 - $595)
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 284-0078

Celebration
(Santa Barbara)
Atelier: Day Tripping & Night Croquet
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Atelier offers guests an evening of intimate, intriguing, occasionally irreverent interactions with art and artists in the Museum’s galleries. Inspired by the exhibition You Are Going On A Trip, this event takes the notion of travel and escape (mental or physical) and invites guests to “Get out of town” for a surreal summer vacation. Like all good .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
 
 
 6:30 PM

Musical / Revue
(Santa Barbara)
The Wiz
Unitarian Society Of Santa Barbara, 1535 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA
SOPA (Santa Barbara Students of Performing Arts) and PVAC (Performing and Visual arts Camp) is proud to present The Wiz the Musical live on July 28th, 2017 at 6:30pm, July 29th, 2017 at 2pm & 6:30pm, ........ Presented by SOPA
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 709-8897
 7:30 PM

Theatre
(Santa Barbara)
The Theatre Group at SBCC presents the musical HIGH SOCIETY
SBCC - Garvin Theatre
, 900 block of Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara, CA
The Theatre Group at SBCC is excited to present the musical HIGH SOCIETY, music and lyrics by Cole Porter, Book by Arthur Kopit and additional lyrics by Susan Birkenhead, July 12-29 in the beautiful Garvin Theatre on SBCC’s West Campus. Imagine that Philip Barry had written “The Philadelphia Stor ........ Presented by The Theatre Group at SBCC
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 965-5935
 

Music - Classical
(Santa Barbara)
Picnic Concert Series
Hahn Hall Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Enjoy your picnic in the beautiful atmosphere of the Academy’s Miraflores campus and then enter Hahn Hall for a magical evening as Academy fellows share their talents in solos, duets, trios, quartets ........ Presented by Music Academy of the West
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 969-4726
 8:00 PM

Musical / Revue
(Solvang)
Newsies
Solvang Festival Theater
, 420 2nd Street, Solvang, CA
The Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon that tells the story of a band of underdogs who took on the most powerful names in New York in a fight for what’s right. Inspired by a triumphant true story, Newsies leaps off the stage with soul stirring music, amazing heart, and stunning choreography. Now ........ Presented by PCPA Conservatory Theatre
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 922-8313
 

Music - Latin/Spanish
(Santa Ynez)
Metalachi
Featuring ... Metalachi
Chumash Casino Resort - Samala Showroom
, 3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA
The World's First and Only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band.... Presented by Chumash Casino Resort
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 686-3805
 
 8:30 PM

Film / Movie
(Santa Barbara)
Free Summer Film Series - You Only Live Twice
Santa Barbara County Courthouse - Sunken Gardens
, Anacapa & Anapama Streets, Santa Barbara, CA
When James Bond (Sean Connery) and the Japanese secret service ninja force uncover a sinister global conspiracy, they must stop the culprit of a series of space hijackings before nuclear war breaks out. In this epic film, 007 faces off with the archetypal supervillain Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Donald Pl ........ Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 893-3535
 
 




















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