232 Natoma Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 -- (805) 965-3586
TODAY'S EVENTS
December 10, 2016
CAUTION: This calendar is subject to change without notice. Please confirm all details prior to the event.


Water Wise Home Garden
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara
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 (at the Garden Growers Nursery and elsewhere), drought tolerant, wildlife habitats, and beautiful! Its small scale and realistic setting make this garden relevant to today's home gardener. The displays in the garden highlight ways you can be water savvy at home.

(805) 682-4726    http://www.sbbg.org


$115 'Award Winning' Wine Country Tour
Captain Jack's Tours
, , Santa Barbara
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. ..... $115

(805) 564-1819    http://www.captainjackstours.com


Heaven on Earth Kayak/Horseback Ride Tour-- Kim Kardashian rode this ride!
Captain Jack's Tours
, , Santa Barbara
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). ..... $225

(805) 564-1819    http://www.captainjackstours.com

The Met: Live in HD screening of "L'Amour de Loin"
Music Academy of the West - Hahn Hall, 1070 Fairway Road, Santa Barbara
Eric Owens, bass baritone; Susanna Phillips, soprano
The Music Academy of the West will offer 10 The Met: Live in HD performances, and 11 encore screenings for the 2016-17 season. Kaija Saariaho’s opera, described by the New York Times as “transfixing…a lushly beautiful score,” will have its Metropolitan Opera premiere in a dazzling new production by Robert Lepage, featuring glimmering ribbons of LED lights across the stage. Eric Owens is the knight on a quest of love and Susanna Phillips is his lover on the other side of the sea. Live Performance Sat, Dec 10, 2016 9:55 am and Encore Screening Sun, Jan 8, 2017 2 pm ..... $20 student - $28 regular

Music Academy of the West    (805) 969-8787    http://www.musicacademy.org/event-detail/3320205-met-live-in-hd-l-amour


Designing America: Spain's Imprint in the U.S.
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara Historical Museum and the Fundación Consejo España-EE.UU. invite our members and guests to join us for the opening of Designing America: Spain's Imprint in the U.S.

(805) 966-1601    http://www.santabarbaramuseum.com


Fall - Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpbacks, Blue Whales, Southbound Gray Whale Watching
Condor Express - SEA Landing
, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara
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

(805) 882-0088    http://www.condorexpress.com


Segway Sight Seeing Tours (Various Times)
Captain Jack's Tours
, , Santa Barbara
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. ..... $100

(805) 564-1819    http://www.captainjackstours.com


Whale Watching - Pacific Gray Whales
Sea Landing
, Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara
The "Wonders of Our National Parks" on the Discovery Channel highlighted the outstanding abundance of marine life in the Santa Barbara Channel and named it “One of the 10 Best Places in the World to View Wildlife.” The Channel Islands, on the migration path of the California Gray Whale, offer an opportunity to watch the whales on their way to Baja where, they give birth, and then again as they migrate north with their babies. More than 30 species of whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and sea lions frequent the area, including the majestic blue whale, the acrobatic humpback whale, the barnacled gray whale, the powerful orca, the playful long-beaked common dolphin and the gregarious California sea lion. This 4.5 hour trip takes place on a 75­foot catamaran with beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks available for purchase. ..... $105

Captain Jack's Tours    (805) 564-1819    http://www.captainjackstours.com

Solstice Feather Stix Art From Scrap Workshop
Art From Scrap
, 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara
Karen Luckett
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

Explore Ecology    (805) 884-0459 x13    http://www.ExploreEcology.org

Holiday Festival of Trains
Goleta Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta
All ages are welcome to enjoy an extensive collection of model trains chug along the tracks during the Goleta Library's Annual Holiday Festival of Trains!

Santa Barbara Public Library System    (805) 964-7878    http://sbplibrary.org

"California and Beyond"
Gallery Los Olivos, 2920 Grand Ave, Los Olivos
Artists - Rod Aszman. Terri Taber, Carol Talley
Inspired by the beauty of the landscape, these three accomplished painters join together in a must see exhibit of their creations displayed during December at Gallery Los Olivos in the Santa Ynez Valley. Rod Aszman, oil painter, Terri Taber and Carol Talley, pastellists, will be Featured Artists from December 1 through December 31. The public is invited to join the artists for a reception on Saturday, December 3 from 4-7pm during the Los Olivos Olde-Fashioned Christmas.

(805) 688-7517    http://GalleryLosOlivos.com

Holiday Scenic Rail Adventure!
Santa Barbara Amtrak Station, 209 State St. Santa, Barbara
Santa Barbara to San Luis Obispo round-trip on three gorgeous restored Pullman club cars along the magnificent central coast. Invite your pals, bring a lunch and fave vintage and enjoy a very memorable day! Reservations are required. Guide information about the natural history of the area, beverages and a light snack are included in the fare. Reservations by phone only. ..... $89

SpinGo    (805) 680-0397    http://www.larail.com/public/ccf/index.html


California Condors
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara
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 individuals. The lower the number, the older the bird.

(805) 962-5339    http://www.santabarbarazoo.org


$70 Wine Tour
Captain Jack's Tours
, , Santa Barbara
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

(805) 564-1819    http://www.captainjackstours.com


Coastal Kayak Tour
Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor)
, Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara
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

Captain Jack's Tours    (805) 564-1819    http://www.captainjackstours.com


British Art from Whistler to World War II
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara
September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Curated by art historian Peyton Skipwith and drawn entirely from the permanent collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, this selection of some 50 paintings, drawings, and sculptures presents an overview of British art from around 1890 through 1945. Essentially, the exhibition presents the story of modernism unique to England: the persistence of figuration even as the lessons from continental avant-garde practice were absorbed. Cubism, Surrealism, Suprematism, Expressionism, and Vorticism signaled a definitive rupture with the tradition of representational content as commonly understood and a decided move towards abstraction. Artists represented include three of the founders of the New English Art Club: Walter Sickert, Philip Wilson Steer, and Paul Maitland, who established an alternative exhibition space to the traditional spaces of the Royal Academy in the 1890s. Richly represented are those artists who attended the Slade School in the heady years right before World War I, including James Innes, Christopher Nevinson, Adrian Allinson, and Stanley Spencer. The show takes the visitor through the World Wars and the ultimate absorption of continental modernism in England with representative works by Wyndam Lewis, Paul Nash, John Tunnard, and Eileen Agar and concludes with the biomorphic abstractions of Graham Sutherland and Henry Moore. ..... $6 - $10

(805) 963-4364    http://www.sbma.net


Cecil Beaton’s “London’s Honourable Scars”: Photographs of the Blitz
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara
September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Adjacent to the “British Art from Whistler to World War II” exhibition, is a series of dramatic World War II photographs by Sir Cecil Beaton (1904–1980). Best known for his iconic images of royalty and movie legends and multi-award winning designs for such films as “My Fair Lady,” Beaton created extraordinary photographs of Britain during World War II’s cataclysm. Already established in the 1930s as a major fashion, society and Hollywood photographer, Beaton was hired by the UK’s Ministry of Information at the war’s outset to persuasively reflect the hardships and spirit of the British nation during this legendary time of trial. ..... $6 - $10

(805) 963-4364    http://www.sbma.net


"Untitled": Drawing from the Schorr Collection
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara
Lenore and Herbert Schorr began collecting art in New York City in the 1970s. Since then they have actively supported young artists and upstart galleries as they followed their passion to seek out new and thought-provoking works of art. As time has progressed, so has the impact of some of their earliest acquisitions: by artists Jean-Michel Basquiat, Willem de Kooning, and Philip Guston, to name a few. In 1989, the Schorrs moved to Los Angeles, a hotbed for developing artists and galleries that has matured into one of the most important regions for contemporary art today. And soon their collecting interests followed. ..... $6 - $10

(805) 963-4364    http://www.sbma.net

Twinkle Twinkle for Little Stars
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara
Planetarium Show
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

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History    (805) 682-4711 x173    http://www.sbnature.org

Homespun Holiday Market and Art Opening
Art From Scrap
, 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara
Join for a festive holiday celebration at Art From Scrap on Saturday, December 10th, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Shop for handmade gifts from local artisans at our Homespun Holiday Marketplace in the AFS Parking Lot from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Head upstairs to the AFS Gallery for an Art Opening and Reception. Wrap your treasures at one of our Eco Friendly Gift Wrapping Stations found throughout the store. ..... $0 - $0

Explore Ecology    (805) 884-0459 x13    https://www.facebook.com/events/1191121144313022/


Holiday at the Ranch
Rancho La Patera & Stow House
, 304 N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta
Find your holiday spirit. Kids of all ages love our open house featuring {the best} Santa Claus and his “rein-goats,” Christmas music and caroling, craft-making, tours of the festive Stow House, celebrity story-time and holiday hayrides. ..... $2 - $5

(805) 681-7216    http://www.goletahistory.org


Live Show: “Dino Doc"
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara
Duncan the T. rex
Does Lily have a cold? The nine-foot-tall duckbill dinosaur has been sneezing a lot! The Santa Barbara Zoo’s three high-tech dinosaurs star in the lively stage show “Dino Doc,” with some help from kids from the audience. These volunteer “doctors” listen to the sick dinosaur’s heartbeat and conduct other tests, just like the real Zoo veterinarian.

(805) 962-5339    http://www.santabarbarazoo.org


Horseback Riding Tours
Captain Jacks Tours
, , Santa Barbara
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 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. ..... $90.00

Captain Jack's Tours    (805) 564-1819    http://www.captainjackstours.com


Santa Barbara Beer Tasting Tour
Captain Jack's Tours
, , Santa Barbara
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 M. Special Brewery up North has bands and food trucks rotating on a regular basis and claims what we believe is the longest bar in SB County made from a single piece of a fallen tree. To the south, Carpinteria is home to Island Brewing Company and has been brewing award winning beers in this little slice of paradise since 2000, they have won both national and international acclaim for their hand crafted ales, steadily gaining a groundswell of support among beer enthusiasts. 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. ..... $85

(805) 564-1819    http://www.captainjackstours.com

Cosmic Safari
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara
Travel to yet undiscovered planets in the far reaches of space to search for life in the universe. In differing environmental conditions, you'll discover what living creatures might look like on worlds very different from our own. From the giant insect-like life forms on low-gravity planets to the highly muscular star-shaped creatures on high-gravity worlds, Cosmic Safari transforms scientific theory into exotic worlds filled with fantastic creatures never before imagined. ..... $0 - $4

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History    (805) 682-4711 x173    http://www.sbnature.org


Tandem Paragliding Flights
Captain Jack's Tours
, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Captain Jack's Tours offers tandem flights from from the Santa Barbara. There is no prior experience necessary for a tandem flight and age is not a factor. We can get just about anyone up on a tandem flight. Tandem Flights: $150 for 2 flights This flight has amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, the Channel Islands, and the Santa Barbara Mountains. During these 2 short flights we fly out toward the Pacific floating like a bird making gentle turns before landing. We use a larger canopy designed to carry the weight of two people. Each person has their own harness, and the passenger and instructor are connected together with spreader bars. The Tandem instructor sits in the back and the passenger sits in front. We organize our equipment and do a simulation before our actual launch. The instructor double checks your buckles and straps, clips you in, and we turn and wait for a nice launch cycle. The flight area has great facilities, we contract with top-notch instructors and state-of-the-art training equipment. You will appreciate the concern for safety and the focus on developing paragliding fundamentals that will help provide you with safe secure flights. ..... $150

(805) 564-1819    http://www.captainjackstours.com

Kid's Space Adventure
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara
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

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History    (805) 682-4711 x173    http://www.sbnature.org


Model Railroad Exhibit in HO-Scale
South Coast Railroad Museum
, 300 N. Los Carneros Road, Goleta
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.

(805) 964-3540    http://goletadepot.org


Annual "Candy Cane Train"
South Coast Railroad Museum
, 300 N. Los Carneros Road, Goleta
The 24th annual "Candy Cane Train," the railroad museum's popular year-end family event, begins Friday, November 25, 2016, continuing through Dec 24. The event runs daily, except for Nov. 28-30, Dec 1, 5-8, and 12-15, when the museum is closed. Event hours are 1 to 4 p.m. on Nov 25 and weekends; 2 to 4 p.m. all other weekdays. Last train departs at 3:45 each day! ..... $4

(805) 964-3540    http://www.goletadepot.org

Basic Bunny and Guinea Pig
Humane Society Education Bldg., 5399 Overpass Rd, Goleta
Bring your Rabbit or Guinea Pig. Learn easy handling and care-taking during the first hour, then for the last half hour play training games that are fun for you and your pet ..... $5.00 - $10.00

Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter    (805) 683-0521    http://www.bunssb.org

Book Signing/The (not so) Little Book Of Surprises - Local Authors
Sacred Space, 2594 Lillie Avenue , Summerland
Meet Will Arntz (creator of What the Bleep Do We Know?!) and teacher/healer Deirdre Hade of Santa Barbara as they launch their new book, The (not so) Little Book of Surprises. Deirdre will shower healing energy on the crowd at 1:30pm and 3:30pm. This book is beautiful and whimsical and inspires positive transformation.

SpinGo    (805) 565-5535    http://bookofsurprises.com/


The History Education Center
Rancho La Patera & Stow House
, 304 N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta
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 designed as an interactive experience, utilizing new technologies, innovations and materials to enhance the visitor experience for all ages.

(805) 681-7216    http://www.goletahistory.org


Beauty and the Beast
Marian Theatre
, Allan Hancock College Campus, Santa Maria
Be swept away into the enchanted world of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The Broadway musical tells the timeless tale of Belle, who feels trapped in a provincial town, and a prince who is truly trapped under the spell of an enchantress, in the form of a hideous Beast. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the spell will be broken and he will be transformed to his former self. If not, he and his household will be doomed for all time. This classical musical love story is a magical tale that comes to life with unforgettable characters, astonishing sets, and costumes, and a stunning score including “Be Our Guest,” “Gaston,” “Human Again,” and the title song.

PCPA Conservatory Theatre    (805) 922-8313    http://www.pcpa.org


Live Show: “California Tales: Coyote and the Laughing Butterflies”
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara
Eight-foot-tall grizzly bear Tiny and his animal puppet friends are back for a new show based on a Native American myth from the Tewa Nation, one of the Pueblo peoples of the Southwest deserts. Performances are held at the outdoor Rolling Hill Stage and are free with Zoo admission. Audience seating is on a grassy hillside; no reserved seating.

(805) 962-5339    http://www.santabarbarazoo.org


Harbor Kayak Tour
Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor)
, Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara
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. ..... $50

Captain Jack's Tours    (805) 564-1819    http://www.captainjackstours.com


Chapter Two
The New Vic Theatre
, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara
For the holiday season, ETC presents Neil Simon’s heartfelt comedy, Chapter Two. Set in New York during Christmas in the 1970s, this charming and poignant semi-autobiographical story follows the coping and coupling of New York writer and recent widower George Schneider. At the advice of his brother, George begins a relationship with actress Jennie Malone, whose six-year marriage to a professional football player has recently fallen apart. Despite the obvious chemistry, the road to romance is a bumpy one for these not-so-young lovers. ..... $20 - $75

Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)    (805) 965-5400    http://www.etcsb.org


Adderley December Workshop
Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
, 751 State Street , Santa Barbara
Students from the Adderley School for the Performing Arts present musical theater performances as a culmination of their recent workshop training. ..... $18.00 - $33.00

(805) 963-8198    http://www.centerstagetheater.org

What's Up
Gladwin Planetarium
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara
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

(805) 682-4711    http://www.sbnature.org


Nutcracker at the Arlington!
Arlington Theatre
, 1317 State Street, Santa Barbara
Chase Finlay & Misa Kuranaga
Santa Barbara Festival Ballet presents “Nutcracker At The Arlington, with  Live, Full Symphony Orchestra” – Elise Unruh, Conductor.  A true Santa Barbara Holiday Tradition - Celebrating its 42nd  Year! Experience this classic E.T.A. Hoffmann tale and Tchaikovsky’s iconic score performed by a full orchestra as SBFB takes you on a magical journey full of wonderment and surprise with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince.  Witness Herr Drosselmeyer’s Clock Work Dolls dance to life, a giant Christmas Tree grow before your eyes, Rat King and Toy Soldiers battle through canon explosions on stage with mischievous Giant Mice!  Be transported to the Kingdom of Sweets where wonders galore captivate, with Dancing Snowflakes, enchanted Waltzing Flowers, and audience favorite Mother Ginger.  ..... $25 - $50

Santa Barbara Festival Ballet    (805) 963-4408    http://thearlingtontheatre.com/schedule/eventdetail/467/-/the-nutcracker-ballet?filter_reset=1

The Met: Live in HD Holiday Presentation "The Magic Flute"
Music Academy of the West - Hahn Hall, 1070 Fairway Road, Santa Barbara
Nathan Gunn, baritone
The Music Academy of the West will offer 10 The Met: Live in HD performances, and 11 encore screenings for the 2016-17 season. The Met’s English-language family adaptation of Mozart’s sublime and mystical journey, a new holiday tradition in the city, returns in Julie Taymor’s fanciful production, including Nathan Gunn in his acclaimed interpretation of the bird-catcher Papageno. Fun for the whole family! Tickets for children age 7 to 17 are FREE with the purchase of a full-price ticket. ..... $20 student - $28 regular

Music Academy of the West    (805) 969-8787    http://www.musicacademy.org/event-detail/3320304-met-live-in-hd-the


Live Show: “Dino Doc"
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara
Duncan the T. rex
Does Lily have a cold? The nine-foot-tall duckbill dinosaur has been sneezing a lot! The Santa Barbara Zoo’s three high-tech dinosaurs star in the lively stage show “Dino Doc,” with some help from kids from the audience. These volunteer “doctors” listen to the sick dinosaur’s heartbeat and conduct other tests, just like the real Zoo veterinarian.

(805) 962-5339    http://www.santabarbarazoo.org

Your Cosmic Quest (en espanol los domingos, in Spanish on Sundays)
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara
Planetarium Show
Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing? ..... $0 - $4

Gladwin Planetarium    (805) 682-4711 x173    http://www.sbnature.org


Sailing Cruises (Various Times)
Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor)
, Sail Center, Santa Barbara
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 restrooms are on hand for your convenience. We offer a variety of cruises for your enjoyment such as day cruises, private cruises, and even sunset cruises. For more information on these cruises or other fun filled activities, please visit us at: http://www.captainjackstours.com/rates.html or call us at (805) 564-1819 to book your cruise or activity. ..... $50

Captain Jack's Tours    (805) 564-1819    http://www.captainjackstours.com


Adderley December Workshop
Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
, 751 State Street , Santa Barbara
Students from the Adderley School for the Performing Arts present musical theater performances as a culmination of their recent workshop training. ..... $18.00 - $33.00

(805) 963-8198    http://www.centerstagetheater.org

Petite Party + Petit Four + Petite Syrah = BIG FUN!!
FNK ZN ART SPC
, 111-C SANTA BARBARA STREET, Santa Barbara
WE'RE HAVING A PETITE PARTY AND EVERYONE IS INVITED! ....Okay, maybe it is not going to be so petite after all.... Saturday, December 10, 5-7pm At the FNK ZN ART SPC SOL HILL'S STUDIO 111-C SANTA BARBARA STREET EXHIBITING SOL HILL'S ART AWoL gallery events throughout the year, such as this one, are an integral part of the AWoL Mentorship Program, and a chance for AWoL Emerging Artists to get to interact with the community. We relish who these artists are as people, the dedication they have to their art form, and their chutzpah to create a living as artists. These events are also a time to celebrate the artists, who volunteer their time, expertise, and wisdom to mentor AWoL Emerging Artists. Join us for some petite fun, celebrated with GRAND style!!

Art Without Limits    (805) 565-1332    http://www.awolsb.org


Adderley December Workshop
Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
, 751 State Street , Santa Barbara
Students from the Adderley School for the Performing Arts present musical theater performances as a culmination of their recent workshop training. ..... $18.00 - $33.00

(805) 963-8198    http://www.centerstagetheater.org


Beauty and the Beast
Marian Theatre
, Allan Hancock College Campus, Santa Maria
Be swept away into the enchanted world of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The Broadway musical tells the timeless tale of Belle, who feels trapped in a provincial town, and a prince who is truly trapped under the spell of an enchantress, in the form of a hideous Beast. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the spell will be broken and he will be transformed to his former self. If not, he and his household will be doomed for all time. This classical musical love story is a magical tale that comes to life with unforgettable characters, astonishing sets, and costumes, and a stunning score including “Be Our Guest,” “Gaston,” “Human Again,” and the title song.

PCPA Conservatory Theatre    (805) 922-8313    http://www.pcpa.org

Montecito School of Ballet
The Marjorie Luke Theatre
, 721 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara
Montecito School of Ballet. For more info & tickets call 805-560-0597

(805) 560-0597    http://www.brownpapertickets.com

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Westmont College, Porter Theater , 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara
The Westmont Fall Dance concert will be taking place at Porter Theater at Westmont College. Admission is $10 and $7 for students/seniors/children. It is taking place on December 9-10 at 7:30pm and December 10 at 2p.m. ..... $7 - $10

Westmont College    (805) 565-6000    http://www.westmont.edu

Star Party Telescopes
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Astronomi, 2559 Puesta del Sol, Santa Barbara
SBAU Astronomers
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

Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit    (805) 682-4711 x173    http://www.sbau.org


Chapter Two
The New Vic Theatre
, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara
For the holiday season, ETC presents Neil Simon’s heartfelt comedy, Chapter Two. Set in New York during Christmas in the 1970s, this charming and poignant semi-autobiographical story follows the coping and coupling of New York writer and recent widower George Schneider. At the advice of his brother, George begins a relationship with actress Jennie Malone, whose six-year marriage to a professional football player has recently fallen apart. Despite the obvious chemistry, the road to romance is a bumpy one for these not-so-young lovers. ..... $20 - $75

Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)    (805) 965-5400    http://www.etcsb.org

Hallelujah Project 4
Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara
Oscar-winner Shirley Jones
Back for the fourth year, Hallelujah Project returns to the Lobero stage with the family-friendly mix of holiday classics and seasonal favorites designed to delight audiences of all ages. ..... $26.50 - $46.50

Santa Barbara Choral Society    (805) 965-6577    http://www.sbchoral.org


"A Merry-Achi Christmas"
The Granada Theatre
, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara
Mariachi Sol De México® de José Hernández
Merry-Achi Christmas appears for the second time at The Granada Theatre in a colorful and traditional Mexican holiday celebration full of seasonal songs and festive merriment. Headlining the exciting extravaganza is the twice Grammy nominated Mariachi Sol de México de José Hernández. Joining them on stage is America’s first all-female Grammy nominated Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles. ..... $24 - $69

(805) 899-2222    http://www.granadasb.org

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