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Museum Marketplace  
  Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Avenue, Carpinteria CA

You will find between 70 and 100 vendors at this popular fund-raising event. Among their interesting wares offered are antiques and collectibles, hand-crafted gifts, and bargains on used goods of every description -- Vintage jewelry, furniture, clothing, books, tools, toys, plants, and much more will be for sale. Admission to these fun, family flea markets is always free!    
Presented by ... Carpinteria Valley Museum of History
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  (805) 684-3112
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$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.    ($99.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Oh Yes Believers, Oh Yes: The Paintings and Skulptures of Neal Crosbie  
  Neal Crosbie  
  Santa Barbara Art Resources Custom Picture Framing, 512 E. Haley Street, Santa Barbara CA
The latest paintings and sculptures by renowned visionary artist, poet and musician Neil Crosbie. Join Neil and friends on Friday June 24th from 5:00 to 7:00 for the show's opening and an artist reception.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Art Resources Custom Picture Framing
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  (805) 966-6923
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Horseback Riding Tours  
  Captain Jacks Tours, , Santa Barbara CA

Our $85 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 will have beautiful ocean views. Our wranglers will even stop and take your picture during your tour! We start our rides at 9:30, 11:30, 2:00 & 3:30.   ($85.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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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 up to greet you. Dolphins, sea lions, and the migratory Grey Whale may cruise by (in the distance) to say hello. Next, you'll be transported to a secluded resort nestled between a babbling brook and evergreen sycamore trees where you'll enjoy a delicious lunch (lunch not included in price).    ($195.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Butterflies Alive!  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Experience the magic of Butterflies Alive! as you walk through a beautiful garden filled with flowers, luscious greenery, and more than 1,000 free-flying butterflies. Butterflies Alive! will offer many memorable opportunities, so bring your family, friends and cameras.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711
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A T. Rex Named Sue  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

No dinosaur in the world compares to SUE–the largest, most complete, and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. At a heart stopping 42 feet (12.8 m) long and 12 feet (3.66 m) high at the hip, a spectacular full-sized skeleton cast of SUE is the centerpiece of this exciting exhibition.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711
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Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

The great whales have rediscovered Santa Barbara. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year since 1990 to feed, mate and frolic... which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Our trips depart daily at 10am, returning at 2:30pm on the incredible CONDOR Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($50.00 - $99.00)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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Stand Up Paddle Board Tours  
  Captain Jacks Tours, , Santa Barbara CA

Experience the beautiful Santa Barbara coast, the pier and an array of marine life with our Stand Up Paddle Board tours! Take a look at the ocean from a new perspective with one of our 2 hour long excursions. These exciting activities can be done on weekends as part of a public tour or scheduled as a private tour any day of the week between 9:30am and 4:30pm. These tours come with all the necessary equipment and launch from the Santa Barbara Harbor! Give us a call to book your Stand Up Paddle Board experience today!!    ($65.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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    No Art Workshop- Closed for Solstice!  
  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. Open to artists of all ages and abilities, the workshops take place in the AFS Art Center; located upstairs from the Art From Scrap Creative ReUse Store. AFS Workshops utilize the vast amount of materials found in the store. By making art out of discarded materials; resources are saved and imaginations are stoked. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Make Art! Come to an AFS workshop and unleash your inner eco-artist.    ($8.00 - $8.00)
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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  (805) 884-0459 x11
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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 tour is the perfect introduction to kayaking and is fun for the entire family.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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$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, Kalyra tasting room, Santa Barbara Winery, Kunin/Westerly or Coastal Winery. You will also enjoy an olive oil and vinegar tasting. The tour includes a stop for lunch at the Bay Roadhouse or Pierre Lafond Bistro. This tour does not go into the Santa Ynez Valley, so we do not see vineyards. Includes all Wine Tasting Fees and Transportation.   ($70
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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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 Harbor and paddles south along the coast before turning around and returning to the Harbor. Hopefully the locals, dolphin, sea lion, harbor seals and marine birds will stop by to say hello. Too much fun! We provide snacks, water, towels, and even a plastic bag to store your wet clothes will be provided.   ($75
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Twinkle Twinkle for Little Stars  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

This presentation for families with children five years and under features a different topic every week. Come back again and again to learn about stars, planets, constellations, and more!   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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Celebrating the National Parks of California--a Juried Exhibition  
  Wildling Museum, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang CA

Celebrating the National Parks of California explores the nine national parks located within the state of California through a juried art exhibition. The exhibit celebrates and discusses wilderness, nature and preservation of the parks. It also provides an opportunity for artists to display their work, and for the public to view and purchase the excellent plein air and studio pieces being produced by these fine artists. The exhibition was timed to bring awareness to the Centennial of the National Parks system.This exhibition will take place June 18, 2016 – October 3, 2016 at the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature.   ($5.00 - $0)
Presented by ... Wildling Museum
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  (805) 688-1082
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Santa Barbara Beer Tasting Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, , Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara County may be known for its wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving rave reviews. The region's micro -breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. On the tour you'll enjoy 3 of the area's prime brewing locations. In Santa Barbara, The Brew House is a lively full service restaurant, and Figueroa Brewing is one of the newest hot spots in the heart of the Funk Zone. To the south, Carpinteria is home to Island Brewing Company and the brand new Rincon Brewery. The Beer Tour includes all tasting fees and transportation. At one of these stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (Not included in the price.) Tours of the beer making process are based on the availability of the brewery staff and the discretion of the guide and may not be possible on busy days.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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    Dinos in the Dome (Earth's Wild Ride)  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Set on the surface of the Moon in the year 2081, a grandfather and his children gaze out into space. As they watch the Moon’s shadow move across Earth, the grandfather tells stories of crashing asteroids, erupting volcanoes, roaring dinosaurs, electrifying lightning and booming thunder. While learning about eclipses, the ice age, Earth’s water cycle and differences between the Earth and Moon, the audience is taken on a roller-coaster-like ride through the canyons of raging rivers and hot flowing lava.   ($4
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711
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Summer Solstice Parade & Celebration  
  State Street (Cota to Micheltorena), 600 State Street, Santa Barbara CA
This year's parade is a wild variety of floats, giant puppets, & creative means of conveyance. Over 1,000 participants make 100,000+ spectators laugh, shout, and enjoy the amazing creativity on display. At high noon, the celebration explodes into a display of color, music, dance, art, and movement. The Parade route goes from Cota Street one mile up State Street to Micheltorena transforming the business district into a vibrant splash of color and activity. Solstice banners hang from the light posts from the beach to Micheltorena. The people-powered floats dazzle the crowd as they whirl, twirl and dance up the street and empty into Alameda Park where the Festival continues till 8:00 PM.   
Presented by ... Summer Solstice Celebration
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  (805) 965-3396
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Segway Sight Seeing Tours (Various Times)  
  Captain Jack's Tours, , Santa Barbara CA

Get ready for a totally new experience unlike anything you've ever tried. The Segway HT is perfect for touring Santa Barbara. Choose from 4 guided segway tours (prices vary) taking place daily. Your guide will cover the history of Santa Barbara as well as some of the more current points of interest along the way. Tours are offered every day by reservation only. All tours include a lesson and all necessary gear. Renters must be 14 years or older. Call for more information and availability.    
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Kids' 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 ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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Shrek The Musical  
  Marian Theatre, Allan Hancock College Campus, Santa Maria CA

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears. An unlikely hero finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek. Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.   
Presented by ... PCPA Theaterfest
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  (805) 922-8313
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    Santa Barbara Democrats - Let's Talk about What's Happening in the World!  
  Panera Bread, 3851 State Street in La Cumbre Plaza, Santa Barbara CA
Please join us for our next meetup on Saturday! As we approach the November general election, all over the world people are watching the U.S.A. to see our next president!
The buzz is all around us - The Washington Post and The New York Times are reporting some fascinating news! And then there's Politico - one of the go-to sources for the latest information.
As a group, we meet every two weeks. Our events are fun, stimulating, and very insightful. We are a group of liberal democrats. And... we'd love to meet you at our next event!
   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Liberal Democrats - a Thought-Provok
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  (805) 964-6574
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Santa Barbara Wine Festival™  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Escape for an afternoon in the refreshing natural ambiance of Mission Creek at the Santa Barbara Wine Festival™! Taste tantalizing wines from 50 Central Coast premier wineries complemented with savory and sweet delectable delights from local chefs, caterers, bakers, and restaurateurs. This annual summer Wine Festival helps support the Museum's mission to inspire our citizens to explore, embrace, and take care of our natural world; 100% of the Wine Festival proceeds help us achieve these goals through science education and engaging exhibits.   ($75 - $100)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711 x110
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Fallen Angels  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

By Noël Coward - With their passionless husbands away playing golf, a mutual long-ago lover announces his intention to pay Julia and Jane an impromptu visit. All in a fluster, there’s clearly only one thing to do: hit the bottle! Or rather, pop open the bubbly. Each successive glass loosens their tongues, hidden jealousies surface, the claws come out, and all attempts at demure behavior go out of the window. But it’s not until the unexpected early return of their golfing husbands that the women’s evening really hits its frenzied peak. Sponsored by Geoff and Joan Rutkowski & Dan and Donna Hone. Directed by Art Manke.   ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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  (805) 965-5400
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What's Up  
  Gladwin Planetarium, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

A truly interactive planetarium show where we discuss constellations, planets and deep sky objects that may be visible in tonight’s sky as well as recent astronomical events.   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Gladwin Planetarium
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Your Cosmic Quest (en espanol los domingos, in Spanish on Sundays)  
  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 ... Gladwin Planetarium
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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Shrek The Musical  
  Marian Theatre, Allan Hancock College Campus, Santa Maria CA

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears. An unlikely hero finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek. Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.   
Presented by ... PCPA Theaterfest
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  (805) 922-8313
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    Santa Barbara News-Press Half-Marathon  
  Leadbetter Beach, Shoreline Drive at Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA
Join us for the Santa Barbara News-Press Half-Marathon and 5k Run for Fun. This is Santa Barbara's premier footrace with the start, finish and post-race activities taking place at beautiful Leadbetter Beach.    
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Fallen Angels  
  The New Vic Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA

By Noël Coward - With their passionless husbands away playing golf, a mutual long-ago lover announces his intention to pay Julia and Jane an impromptu visit. All in a fluster, there’s clearly only one thing to do: hit the bottle! Or rather, pop open the bubbly. Each successive glass loosens their tongues, hidden jealousies surface, the claws come out, and all attempts at demure behavior go out of the window. But it’s not until the unexpected early return of their golfing husbands that the women’s evening really hits its frenzied peak. Sponsored by Geoff and Joan Rutkowski & Dan and Donna Hone. Directed by Art Manke.   ($20 - $75)
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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  (805) 965-5400
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The Glass Menagerie  
  Solvang Festival Theater, 420 2nd Street, Solvang CA

A faded remnant of Southern gentility, Amanda Wingfield lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment. Abandoned by her husband, Amanda comforts herself with recollections of her earlier, more gracious life in Blue Mountain when she was pursued by “gentleman callers.” Her son Tom, a poet with a job in a warehouse, longs for adventure and escape from his mother's suffocating embrace, while Laura, her shy ‘crippled’ daughter, has her glass menagerie and her memories. Amanda is desperate to find her daughter a husband, but when the long-awaited gentleman caller does arrive, Laura's romantic illusions are crushed. A drama of great tenderness and beauty, The Glass Menagerie rightfully holds a place as a classic of modern American dramas.   
Presented by ... PCPA Theaterfest
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