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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey 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 arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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"Award Winning" Country Wine Tasting Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

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. You'll enjoy 2 wine tasting stops before heading to an olive oil and vinegar tasting at an actual olive farm (time permitting). We then head into the famous wine country town of Santa Ynez for lunch at Trattoria Grappolo. (Lunch not included in the price. Monday a different lunch location will be chosen.) After lunch we will head into the Santa Rita Hills wine region where you will taste at 2 of the area's top estate wineries. The Santa Rita Hills region is famous for their Pinot Noir & Syrah wines. As we return to Santa Barbara you will be treated to breathtaking views as we descend the mountain while overlooking the ocean, the islands and the American Riviera. (Sometimes the itinerary will be in reverse.) The price includes door to door transportation, as well as all tasting fees. We start this tour between 9:00 & 9:30 and drop back off around 4:00 & 4:30. This is a one of a kind experience for those looking for that "special" day. Captain Jack guarantees it!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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    Guided Horseback Ride -- This is the ride Kim Kardashian rode!  
  Captain Jack's Tours  
  Captain Jacks Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Guided Horseback Ride! Get along little doggie & hold on to your hats! Experiance the Wild West of yesteryear...today. Ride through the forest & enjoy beautiful ocean views.   ($65.00
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, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

This may well be the closest to "heaven" you will ever get…in this lifetime. Captain Jack's Tours is proud to offer our newest and most breathtaking tour ever.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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    0 to 60: An Underwater Adventure from the Equator to Alaska  
  Exhibit March 14-Sept. 7, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

A Photographic Exhibit by Richard Sala: 1 Show, 3 Venues. Visit the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Sea Center on Stearns Wharf, and the Wildling Museum in Solvang to experience the whole 4,000-mile adventure! Salas' book trilogy is available in our gift shops.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711
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Whale Watching - Pacific Gray Whales  
  Santa Barbara Sailing Center, Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara is the #1 whale watching destination in the world. Over 27 different types of whales and dolphins inhabit the Santa Barbara channel at different times of the year, making these waters the best whale watching area in the entire world. This coastal 2.5 hour trip takes place on a 50-foot catamaran. The Grey Whales are migrating through the mid May so this is a great time of year to get out and see them!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Erin Williams Watercolors "FLights of Fancy"  
  Gallery Los Olivos, 2920 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos CA

Bright Colorful Watercolors exhibiting in the main gallery of Gallery Los Olivos.    
Presented by ... Gallery Los Olivos
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  (805) 688-7517
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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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    $60 Wine Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., 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.   ($60
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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$75 Beer Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the areas micro breweries. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (2 person minimum 4 person minimum on Saturdays. Tour includes all tasting fee's & door to door transportation anywhere in Santa Barbara.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Wine Tasting All Summer Long just $40!  
  Various Tasting Rooms Santa Ynez Valley, Various Tasting Rooms Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez CA
Wine Tasting All Summer Long with The Summer Pass May 1 through August 31, 2015 One Pass--One Price--15 Wineries! Summertime means sun, fun, and wine tasting with the Summer Pass. The pass allows tasters to visit the premier boutique wineries of the Santa Ynez Valley, any time during the summer for one low price. For just $40, you'll receive one wine tasting at each of the Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association tasting rooms (over $150+ value). You choose the dates you'd like to taste between May 1 and August 31. Reservations are not required, and there are no blackout dates. Your pass will expire when you've tasted at all 15 wineries, or on August 31, 2015—whichever occurs first. Summer Passes are available for $40 each, online at www.santaynezwinecountry.com. You may choose to have your passes mailed to you, or you may will-call them at Imagine Wine in Santa Ynez, Alexander & Wayne in Los Olivos, Casa Cassara in Solvang or Standing Sun Wines in Buellton. Passes are also available for sale at the above four tasting rooms for $45 each. Savor the tastes of Santa Ynez Valley’s Wine Country all summer long with the Summer Pass.    ($40 - $45)
Presented by ... Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association
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  (800) 563-3183
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey 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 arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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Sailing Cruises (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

The perfect way to end your day in Santa Barbara. You'll experience a fun and exciting cruise while enjoying beautiful views of the coast and the channel islands. This 50' Catamaran offers 1400 square feet of deck space and the multi hull construction makes her comfortable, stable & safe. You'll find plenty of room for you and your guest or a large party. On board you'll find a beer, wine and soda bar. Light snacks and restrooms are on hand for your convenience. We also offer the following cruises: Coastal (Daytime) Cruises: $40 per person Live Music Cruises: $55 per person (Friday Nights Only) Dinner Cruises: $80 per person, Kids $45 (Saturday Nights Only) Note: Dinner and Music cruises run from June 1st - August 31st only.   ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Segway Sight Seeing Tours (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, 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.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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    Abstract Art Collective presents "Multivision" exhibition at TV Santa Barbara  
  TV Santa Barbara, 329 S. Salinas Street, Santa Barbara CA
Come and peruse this stunning exhibition. EXHIBITION LINK: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/multivision-exhibition-by-the-abstract-art-collective-tickets-16011943153 The Reception / Potluck Media Maker Mixer is April 3rd, 5-8PM RECEPTION LINK: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/tvsb-media-maker-mixer-gallery-reception-tickets-10875327397    
Presented by ... TV Santa Barbara
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  (805) 571-1721
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Early Spring Coastal Cruise -- Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching  
  Condor Express- SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Grey 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 arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($30 - $50)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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Linking Central Coast Petroglyphs to a California Indian Tradition  
  Dr. Donna Gillette, UC Berkeley  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

While the Central Coast is known for its fantastic Chumash rock paintings, there are also some very interesting petroglyphs that are found at several sites in our area. This site type, known as Pecked Curvilinear Nucleated or PCNs, are part of a much broader tradition with more than 120 identified sites within the Coastal Ranges extending from Oregon to Baja California. These little-known markings, believed to be having been placed on boulders thousands of years ago, may hold clues to the peopling of what is now California.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711 x139
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David Sedaris  
  Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St., Santa Barbara CA

David Sedaris returns to Santa Barbara for another enthralling round at the podium. “The closest thing the literary world has these days to a rock star” (The New York Times), Sedaris will regale us with hilarious anecdotes, not-yet-published writing and excerpts from his mega-best-selling books. His laugh-out-loud satire and engrossing storytelling have won him an avid following worldwide. Stick around after the show for his epic book signing, which has become the stuff of legends in itself: He might just put you in one of his next stories. A must-see evening for humor fans! (Mature content.)   ($22 - $48)
Presented by ... UCSB Arts & Lectures
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  (805) 893-3535
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