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2/17 (Santa Barbara, CA)  Orca encounter, and more!   An amazing day with 5 fin whales, 3 humpback whales, 1200 long-beaked common dolphins and 1 orca closely watched. Captain Dave and his crew report ideal conditions once again in the Santa Barbara Channel as the Condor E...
    Condor Express - SEA Landing     www.condorexpress.com
        (805) 882-0088    
2/16 (Camarillo, CA)  CSUCI among colleges and universities ranked “Best Bang for the Buck - West”   Feb. 16, 2018 — The nonprofit Washington Monthly has once again listed CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) as one of the colleges and universities that offers students the “Best Bang for the Buck - West.” The bimonthly magazi...
    California State University Channel Islands     http://www.csuci.edu
    Alissa Larreta     (805) 437-8400    
2/15 (Santa Barbara, CA)  Just Announced! SB Blues Society’s 41st Gala Birthday show! -- March 3rd   Featured performers will be dynamic singer Sugaray Rayford and his seven-piece band. Sugaray has been nominated for eight Blues Music Awards from the Blues Foundation, included B.B. King Entertainer of the Year for the l...
    Santa Barbara Blues Society     www.sbblues.org
    Steve Daniels     (805) 722-8155    
2/15 (Santa Paula, CA)  This Random World ... now playing at Santa Paula Theater Center   Written by Steven Dietz. Through a swirl of nearly missed connections, THIS RANDOM WORLD follows a series of intersecting lives: A mother determined to maintain her independence, a daughter longing for adventure, two sis...
    Santa Paula Theater Center     http://www.santapaulatheatercenter.org
    Fred Helsel     (805) 525-4645    
2/15 (Santa Barbara, CA)  SBa Jazz Society presents Emmet Cohen on Sunday   The Santa Barbara Jazz Society is so pleased to welcome Harlem based piano phenom, Emmet Cohen, when he swings through town on Sunday, February 18. Starting time for the concert at SOhO is 1 PM featuring his all-star tri...
    Santa Barbara Jazz Society     www.sbjazz.org
    Natalie Wilson     (805) 687-7123    
2/15 (Santa Barbara, CA)  Friday ... An evening with Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen at Lobero Theatre   Chris Hillman, a founding member of the Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, and the Desert Rose Band has released Bidin’ My Time, his first studio album in more than a decade. The album, which was produced by Tom P...
    Lobero Theatre     www.lobero.com
    David Asbell     (805) 963-0761    
2/15 (Simi Valley, CA)  Sister Act, the Musical ... final weekend ... at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center   SISTER ACT is a feel-good musical comedy smash hit based on the 1992 film that has audiences ready to rejoice! Featuring original music by Tony® and 8-time Oscar® winner ALAN MENKEN (Disney's Aladdin and Beauty and the B...
    Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center     http://www.simi-arts.org
    Fred Helsel     (805) 583-7900    
2/15 (Santa Maria, CA)  PCPA's "The Crucible" ... now playing at Marian Theatre   Arthur Miller’s thrilling dramatic masterpiece about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem, Massachusetts is both a gripping historical play and a strikingly timely social parable for today. Inspired by real event...
    PCPA Conservatory Theatre     www.pcpa.org
        (805) 922-8313    boxoffice@pcpa.org
2/15 (Santa Barbara, CA)  The City of Conversation ... now playing at The New Vic Theatre   It’s 1979, and Washington, D.C. socialite Hester Ferris is notorious for her posh dinner parties that can change the course of politics. But when her son turns up with an ambitious girlfriend and a newly minted political...
    Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)     http://www.etcsb.org
        (805) 965-5400    
2/15 (Santa Barbara, CA)  Four different species of cetaceans.   2018 02-14 SB Channel -Captain Dave and his crew ran a wonderful “Valentine’s Day” excursion full of wildlife. Conditions in the Santa Barbara Channel were spectacular with sunny skies, calm seas and clear blue water. ...
    Condor Express - SEA Landing     www.condorexpress.com
        (805) 882-0088    
2/13 (Santa Barbara, CA)  Save the Date! Science on Site: Investigating Mission Creek -- 2/24   Come to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History for a unique opportunity to interact with professionals that work in a variety of natural history and scientific fields. During Science on Site observe the work of pro...
    Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History     http://www.sbnature.org
    Stefanie Coleman     (805) 682-4711    scoleman@sbnature2.org
2/13 (Santa Barbara, CA)  Save the Date! The Arlington Theatre - Live Academy Awards Broadcast -- 3/4   Join us at The Arlington Theatre for a live broadcast of the Academy Awards. FREE ADMISSION Date: Sunday, March 4, 2018 3:00pm: Doors Open 3:30pm: Pre-Show Live from the red carpet 5:00pm: Academy Awards    Metropolitan Theatres - Arlington Theatre     http://www.metrotheatres.com
    Natalie Eig     (805) 963-4408    
2/11 (Santa Barbara, CA)  Fin whale, humpback whale, gray whales and dolphins too.   2018 02-10 SB Channel – Today the fog lifted to form a high stratus layer and seas were calm. Conditions were ideal for watching wildlife. Captain Dave and his crew put together a fantastic trip and the following close...
    Condor Express - SEA Landing     www.condorexpress.com
        (805) 882-0088    
2/9 (Camarillo, CA)  CSUCI Professor receives prestigious national award from Medieval Academy of America   Feb. 9, 2018 — CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Associate Professor of Art Alison Perchuk, Ph.D. first became enchanted with medieval history when she was 10 years old and read John Steinbeck’s “The Acts of King Arthur and h...
    California State University Channel Islands     http://www.csuci.edu
    Alissa Larreta     (805) 437-8400    
2/8 (Santa Barbara, CA)  Save the Date! Santa Barbara Jazz Society presents Emmet Cohen -- 2/18   The Santa Barbara Jazz Society is so pleased to welcome Harlem based piano phenom, Emmet Cohen, when he swings through town on Sunday, February 18. Starting time for the concert at SOhO is 1 PM featuring his all-star tri...
    Santa Barbara Jazz Society     www.sbjazz.org
    Natalie Wilson     (805) 687-7123    
2/8 (Santa Barbara, CA)  It's FREE! SBIFF 10-10-10 Screening & Awards Ceremony -- Saturday   The annual 10-10-10 (Ten Writers – Ten Directors – Ten Films) Screenwriting and Filmmaking Mentorship and Competition began in 2004 and we are excited to host it once again this year. All of the films are shown at a free...
    Santa Barbara International Film Festival     http://sbiff.org/education/10-10-10/
    Sean Pratt     (805) 963-0023    
2/8 (Camarillo, CA)  CSUCI President to give 2018 State of the University address at luncheon   Feb. 8, 2018 — It’s been more than 15 years since CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) welcomed its first class of 629 transfer students. Now, the newest University in the 23-campus CSU system has more than 7,000 students, and th...
    California State University Channel Islands     http://www.camarillochamber.org/
    Shelby     (805) 484-4383    shelby@camarillochamber.org
2/7 (Santa Barbara, CA)  La Cuneta Son Machín: Cumbia from Nicaragua -- Sunday at SB Museum of Art + Marjorie Luke Theatre   Nicaragua’s first artists to be nominated for a Grammy, La Cuneta Son Machín has created a unique style based on popular Nicaraguan folkórico, infused with rock, marimba, cumbia, and ska. Friends and cousins, the group c...
    Santa Barbara Museum of Art     http://www.sbma.net
    Jeanne Bacsi     (805) 963-4364    
2/7 (Santa Barbara, CA)  Calidore String Quartet -- at Hahn Hall on Sunday   The sought-after chamber ensemble Calidore String Quartet is hailed as “remarkable for the precision of their expression, their understated but relentless intensity” (Los Angeles Times) and heralded as “the epitome of co...
    UCSB Arts & Lectures     www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu
        (805) 893-3535    
2/7 (Santa Barbara, CA)  SBIFF's Closing Night Film(s) is on Saturday   This year's Closing Night Film will highlight a diverse and impressive line-up of documentary shorts - each making their World Premiere at the Arlington Theatre on Saturday, February 10th at 8:00pm. The lineup features l...
    Santa Barbara International Film Festival     www.sbiff.org
    Sean Pratt     (805) 963-0023    
2/7 (Santa Barbara, CA)  SB Music Club Always Free Concert - Fantasies & Dances - on Saturday afternoon   One of the highlights of Santa Barbara Music Club's concerts is the opportunity for audiences to hear great music from a variety of historical periods, with a diversity of musical forms, performed by excellent artists. ...
    Santa Barbara Music Club     http://www.sbmusicclub.org
    Patty Volner     (805) 682-6929    ChrisDavis.music@gmail.com
2/7 (Santa Barbara, CA)  This Sunday ... Chicago will rock the Arlington   Chicago is an American rock band formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois as The Chicago Transit Authority before shortening the name in 1970. ... Presented by: Metropolitan Theatres - Arlington Theatre ... Venue: Arlington T...
    Metropolitan Theatres - Arlington Theatre     https://www.axs.com/venues/2330/arlington-theatre-santa-barbara-tickets
    Natalie Eig     (805) 963-4408    
2/7 (Santa Barbara, CA)  It's SBIFF's 10-10-10 Screening & Awards Ceremony on Saturday   The annual 10-10-10 (Ten Writers – Ten Directors – Ten Films) Screenwriting and Filmmaking Mentorship and Competition began in 2004 and we are excited to host it once again this year. All of the films are shown at a free...
    Santa Barbara International Film Festival     http://sbiff.org/education/10-10-10/
    Sean Pratt     (805) 963-0023    
2/7 (Ventura, CA)  This weekend ... Crossroads of the West Gun Show ... at Ventura County Fairgrounds   You can always find what you're looking for at McMann's Roadrunner Gun Shows. Most shows have a large selection of antique and modern firearms available from Licensed Dealers as well as private parties. You will also fin...
    Ventura County Fairgrounds     www.crossroadsgunshows.com
    James Lockwood     (805) 648-3376    gunshows@crossroadsgunshows.com
2/7 (Simi Valley, CA)  Feel good at ... Sister Act, the Musical ... Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center   SISTER ACT is a feel-good musical comedy smash hit based on the 1992 film that has audiences ready to rejoice! Featuring original music by Tony® and 8-time Oscar® winner ALAN MENKEN (Disney's Aladdin and Beauty and the B...
    Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center     http://www.simi-arts.org
    Fred Helsel     (805) 583-7900    
2/7 (Santa Paula, CA)  "Masterful" ... This Random World ... at Santa Paula Theater Center   Written by Steven Dietz. Through a swirl of nearly missed connections, THIS RANDOM WORLD follows a series of intersecting lives: A mother determined to maintain her independence, a daughter longing for adventure, two sis...
    Santa Paula Theater Center     http://www.santapaulatheatercenter.org
    Fred Helsel     (805) 525-4645    
2/7 (Santa Barbara, CA)  Friday ... Mike Birbiglia - The New One ... at The Granada Theatre   From the comedy mastermind behind My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend and Thank God for Jokes comes The New One, a hilarious blend of storytelling and stand-up in Mike Birbiglia’s honest, self-deprecating style. His 2016 film Don’...
    UCSB Arts & Lectures     www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu
        (805) 893-3535    
2/7 (Santa Barbara, CA)  Thursday ... SBIFF Outstanding Performers Award -- Allison Janney + Margot Robbie   Allison Janney and Margot Robbie will be honored with the 2018 Outstanding Performers of the Year Award, presented by Belvedere® Vodka, for their remarkable performances in I, Tonya. Both actresses have also received nom...
    Santa Barbara International Film Festival     www.sbiff.org
    Sean Pratt     (805) 963-0023    
2/7 (Santa Barbara, CA)  Wednesday evening ... SBIFF American Riviera Award -- Sam Rockwell   Golden Globe and Critics' Choice Award winner Sam Rockwell will be honored with the 2018 American Riviera Award at the 33rd edition of the Festival, which runs from January 31st to February 10th, 2018. Rockwell will be f...
    Santa Barbara International Film Festival     www.sbiff.org
    Sean Pratt     (805) 963-0023    
2/6 (Buellton, CA)  Volunteer at the Buellton Wine and Chili Festival on March 18   The Buellton Wine & Chili Festival on Sunday, March 18th is coming up! Please join us as a volunteer. We are expecting anywhere from 1000-1200 people who will enjoy a chili cook-off along with wine/beer/spirits/vendors/...
    Buellton Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau     www.buelltonwineandchilifestival.com
    Kathy Vreeland     (805) 688-7829    
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