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  September
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 8:00 AM

Tour - Wine Tasting
(Solvang)
Solvang Wine Tours
Artisan Excursion Wine Tours, 430 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA
Your journey lies a head..the endless romantic vines and rolling hills. You will discover the hidden gems of Solvang wine country has to offer. Come taste rare vintage and new bridles. At Artisan ........ Presented by Artisan Excursion
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 734-7565
 9:00 AM

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

Flying
(Santa Barbara)
Paragliding Flights - You Can Fly!
Featuring ... Eagle Paragliding
Eagle Paragliding
, 2650 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA
There is no prior experience necessary for a tandem flight, or a 1 Day Introductory Paragliding Lesson. Age is not a factor on flight park or mountain tandems, and we can get kids 12 and older up fly solo. Elings Flight Park and the Santa Barbara Mountains have an amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, and the Channel Islands. Experience the advent .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 968-0980
 
 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

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
 
 

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
, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., 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
 

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
 

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

Workshop
(Santa Barbara)
Weave It! Workshop
Featuring ... Monika Molnar-Metzenthin
Art From Scrap
, 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA
The Art From Scrap (AFS) Workshop comes alive with a themed workshop every Saturday from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Ignite your imagination in the AFS CreatorLab; located upstairs from the Art From Scrap Creative ReUse Store. Learn how to save resources and money by upcycling re-use materials into new ar ........ Presented by Explore Ecology
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 884-0459 x 13
 
 

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
 
 

Other Misc. Event
(Santa Barbara)
Maritime History, Classic Train Car, and Wine Tasting!
Santa Barbara Train Station
, 209 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
When: Saturday, September 9, 2017

Cost: $115 (SBMM members), $125 (non-members)

Register: Go to www.sbmm.org or call (805) 456-8747
  ($115 - $125)... Presented by Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 962-8404
 
 

Festival - Arts & Crafts
(Santa Barbara)
Santa Barbara Sea Glass and Ocean Arts Festival
Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA
September 9th and 10th the Earl Warren Showgrounds will be filled with sea glass lovers and ocean arts enthusiasts as the 3rd annual Santa Barbara Sea Glass and Ocean Arts Festival opens its doors fro ........ Presented by Santa Barbara Sea Glass and Ocean Arts Festival
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 698-4536

Other Classes, etc.
(Goleta)
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MASTER GARDENER?
Goleta Library, 500 N Fairview, Goleta, CA
The University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Santa Barbara County will have an Overview of the program for the 2018 Training Class on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 10:00-1 ........ Presented by UCCE Master Gardeners of Santa Barbara County
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 893-3485

Class
(Goleta)
Art Meditation Classes
Featuring ... Barbara Eberhart
Goleta Valley Community Center
, 5679 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA
Draw Your Way to Inner Peace ... Barbara Eberhart offers joy-filled, tranquil Art Classes every Saturday morning at Goleta Valley Community Center beginning August 26. She leads students in relaxing, fun and restorative drawing adventures, with a variety of mediums. Beginners and all skill level ........ Presented by Barbara Eberhart
  Event Details
  Website
  (808) 366-0441
 

Festival - Children
(Santa Barbara)
Astrovaganza!
Featuring ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History-Gladwin Planetarium & Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Join us for a full day of Astronomy-related fun and discovery! Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s annual Astro-Vaganza!   ($7 - $12)
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 

Nature
(Santa Barbara)
BaseCamp
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, Santa Barbara, CA
A new outdoor nature engagement area, BaseCamp will be located on the south side of Mission Creek and will be open between September 5, 2017 through mid-2018. BaseCamp will be in operation while key areas of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History are undergoing an amazing revitalization. This includes the Museum’s highly popular Backyard and N .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
 
 

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
 
 

Meditation
(Lompoc)
Mastering Inner Peace: Meditation Workshop (in Lompoc)
Mahakankala Buddhist Center North, 701 E. North Ave., Suite F, Lompoc, CA
“Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible. We all wish for world peace, but world peace will never be achieved unless we first establish peace within our own minds. We can send so-called “peacek ........ Presented by Mahakankala Buddhist Center
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 563-6000
 10:30 AM

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
, 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

Sky Show
(Santa Barbara)
Twinkle Twinkle for Little Stars
Featuring ... Planetarium Show
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, 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
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 

Animals
(Solvang)
Animals A to Z
Wildling Museum
, 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
 
 

Presentation
(Santa Barbara)
SBBG ShinKanAn Teahouse and Garden
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - ShinKanAn Teahouse
, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Visitors and members are welcome to experience our ShinKanAn Teahouse and Garden. Trained Teahouse volunteers are available to share their skills and answer questions about the rich traditions of the Japanese tea ceremony. Free with Garden admission. ... Presented by Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4726 x 102
 
 
 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

Sky Show
(Santa Barbara)
Secrets of the Sun
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Join our two young star travelers on a journey that could only be dreamed of before. From the boiling surface of the Sun ot the icy rings of Saturn, children of all ages will be mesmerized by the incredible scenery in motion. Discover the wonder of discovery in The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket; pe ........ Presented by Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 
 1:00 PM

Historic
(Goleta)
The History Education Center
Rancho La Patera & Stow House
, Goleta, CA
A unique interactive experience ..... This is a new museum at our historic ranch. A century-old working walnut packing shed has been carefully transformed into an education center that tells the story of the Goleta Valley, from Chumash and native peoples up to the present day with a focus on ranching and agricultural stories. The center has been .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 681-7216
 

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.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 964-3540
 

Sky Show
(Santa Barbara)
Kid's Space Adventure
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, 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
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 
 1:15 PM

Poker
(Santa Ynez)
Saturday Afternoon Poker Tournaments
Chumash Casino Resort
, 3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA
Don't miss our Saturday Afternoon Poker Tournaments at 1:15pm! $6,500 Guaranteed with a $120 Buy-in. Registration starts at 10am. Buy-ins include a $10 House fee, $10 Service fee and $20 "Live" Play coupon.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 686-3805
 
 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
, 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

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 .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 4711
 
 

Theatre
(Santa Barbara)
Naked Shakes Production of King Lear
UCSB Department of Theater/Dance, University Of California Santa Barbara, Department of Theate, Santa Barbara, CA
King Lear has ruled for many years. As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom amongst his children, living out his days without the burden of power. A proud man, he allows vani .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 893-3022

Other Misc. Event
(Santa Barbara)
Santa Barbara County Courthouse Tours
Santa Barbara County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA
Free tours of this National Historic Landmark. Completed in 1929, this Moorish "castle" is one of the to attractions in Santa Barbara, both for residents and visitors. See the beautiful Mu .....
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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, weather permitting of course. Then, visitors are taken back to the planetarium for a live presentation where current astronomical news and observations are discussed.   ($0 - $ .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
 
 3:00 PM

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
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, 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
 
 
 6:00 PM

Party Cruise
(Santa Barbara)
September Opera Cruise
Featuring ... Eduardo Villa (Tenor)
Condor Express- SEA Landing
, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA
A Unique Event With Songs From Italy and Spain. ..... World renowned Tenor, Eduardo Villa, will perform his favorite arias, including Nessun Dorma, La Dona e mobile, Vesti La Giubba, and other great arias, as well as several Broadway hits. A rare opportunity to experience opera up-close and personal ........ Presented by Condor Express - SEA Landing
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-3564
 
 7:30 PM

Outing
(Santa Barbara)
Star Party Telescopes
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Astronomi, 2559 Puesta del Sol, Santa Barbara, CA
Telescope views of our Solar System, the Milky Way galaxy, and to the edge of the universe. See www.sbau.org for further details.   ($0 - $2)... Presented by Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 8:00 PM

Theatre
(Solvang)
Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
Solvang Festival Theater
, 420 2nd Street, Solvang, CA
In the household of Olivia, two campaigns are being quietly waged, one by the lovesick lord Orsino against the heart of the indifferent Olivia; the other by an alliance of servants and hangers-on against the high-handedness of their steward, the pompous Malvolio. When Orsino engages the cross-dresse ........ Presented by PCPA Conservatory Theatre
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 922-8313
 

Theatre
(Santa Barbara)
Naked Shakes Production of King Lear
UCSB Department of Theater/Dance, University Of California Santa Barbara, Department of Theate, Santa Barbara, CA
King Lear has ruled for many years. As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom amongst his children, living out his days without the burden of power. A proud man, he allows vani .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 893-3022

Dance (Performance)
(Santa Barbara)
Anaïs, A Dance Opera
The New Vic
, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Anaïs, A Dance Opera, explodes on stage incorporating music, dance and visual projections into a cutting edge stage production that explores and illuminates the engrossing life of famed diarist and literary figure Anaïs Nin. Created by composer-lyricist Cindy Shapiro and director-choreographer Janet Roston, this mesmerizing hybrid stage production, .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 965-5400
 

Music - Pop
(Santa Barbara)
HAIM
Featuring ... HAIM
Arlington Theatre
, 1317 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Haim is an American pop rock band from Los Angeles. The band consists of three sisters: Este Haim, Danielle Haim, and Alana Haim. In addition to their primary instruments, each member is also proficient in several others.... Presented by Metropolitan Theatres - Arlington Theatre
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-4408
 




















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