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TODAY'S EVENTS
February 14, 2016
CAUTION: This calendar is subject to change without notice. Please confirm all details prior to the event.

Prints from Land & Sea
Wilding Museum, 1511- B Mission Drive, Solvang
Featuring the work of scientist artists Eric Hochberg and Shane & Genny Anderson, Prints from Land & Sea shows the power of nature printing to capture the beauty of plants and marine animals. The Impressions, in ink, made on paper or fabric from the specimens show details that are artistic and fascinating--that allow scientists to not only touch and feel the specimen but to study it. The art of nature printing blends both art and science. Exhibit on view October 16, 2015-March 21, 2016

Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau    (805) 686-8315    http://www.SolvangUSA.com

Farm to Wall, Exhibit and Art Show benefiting Fairview Gardens
Goleta Public Library, 500 North Fairview Avenue , Goleta
SCAPE Exhibit and Art Show benefiting Fairview Gardens, a California non-profit organization established in 1997 to preserve and operate Fairview Garden as a working organic farm that nurtures the human spirit through educational programs and public activities at the farm. Their mission is to build connections between community, food and nature. View original art of varied styles depicting farm and rural scenes from the Santa Barbara area by local artists. Free reception with artist awards, live music, appetizers and children’s activities. Opening reception, February 20, 2:00 – 5:00 pm. www.s-c-a-p-e.org

SCAPE    (805) 886-7479    http://www.s-c-a-p-e.org


Winter - Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpbacks, Blue Whales, Southbound Gray Whale Watching
Condor Express - SEA Landing
, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., 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. Note: Holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day – no cruises. ..... $50.00 - $99.00

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

Santa Barbara Historical Arms & Blades
Earl Warren Showgrounds
, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara
This is a collectors show, one of the few in the Western US. with many items from the Civil War, WWI & WWII, and the early West. All firearms must be over 50 years old. Admission: $8.00 Adult; $2.00 16 - 18 yrs; Under 16 FREE. Parking: $5.00. Contact: Paul Dougherty (805)657-0066. ..... $2 - $8

(805) 657-0066    http://www.sbhaa.org

The Whole Flock: Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara
To celebrate our first 100 years, the Maximus Gallery will be showcasing Audubon prints from our Antique Natural History Print Collection. The Whole Flock; a centennial exhibit in three parts begins this spring with Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners. Images from The Birds of America will be accompanied by related bird songs and our historic egg collection highlighted as a reference to the origins of the Museum.

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


Valentine's Picnic
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara
Enjoy a secluded picnic with your special someone! Order one of three specially made Valentine’s Picnic baskets from Flagstone Pantry for a lovely afternoon spent with your loved one in our beautiful garden. Then on Valentine’s day, pick up your basket and stroll through our native displays with a Valentine’s keepsake map in hand. Once you have found a special place, enjoy your locally made basket lunch in the privacy of nature. ..... $50 - $55

(805) 682-4726 x102    http://www.sbbg.org


SBIFF Third Weekend - Free Screenings of "The Best of the Fest"
Riviera Theatre
, 2044 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara
If you missed some of the festival favorites this year, have no fear! The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will continue their tradition of presenting the “3RD Weekend,” which will feature the highlights of this year's Festival for Santa Barbara residents. The films will be screened throughout the weekend of February 13-15 at the Riviera Theatre. Screenings are FREE and seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Here's the schedule:

Santa Barbara International Film Festival    (805) 963-0761    http://www.sbfilmfestival.org


Channel Island Fox Awareness Day
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara
Keepers offer informal activities relating to the Zoo’s Channel Island foxes. Check at the entry kiosk for more information.

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


California's Wild Edge: The Coast in Poetry, Prints and History
Wildling Museum
, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang
The exhibition captures the beauty of the California coast from Mendocino, Point Reyes, and the San Francisco Bay down through Carmel, Big Sur, Santa Barbara, and Santa Monica. Woodcut artist Tom Killion’s prints combine exquisite color with dynamic composition to portray the coast’s ever-changing moods and diverse formations: storm tides crashing at Point Lobos, serene moonlit coves at Mendocino, fog encircling the Golden Gate Bridge. Deepening the experience are poetry and prose from Gary Snyder and other well-known California poets of the past and present. The exhibition is originated by the San Francisco Public Library and is based on a new Heyday book by the same title. ..... $5.00

(805) 688-1082    http://www.wildlingmuseum.org


Highlights of the Permanent Collection
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara
Opens February 7, 2016 – Ongoing
In celebration of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary in 2016, this installation highlights the most celebrated works of art from SBMA’s permanent collection, as well as several of the most exciting gifts and acquisitions in the areas of modern and contemporary art, photography, and the arts of Asia. The small works on paper gallery features favorite photographs of former curator, Karen Sinsheimer, as a tribute to her vision in the building of the permanent collection. This eclectic group of objects, meant to sample the breadth and diversity of the permanent collection while some of the Museum’s galleries are temporarily closed for renovation, includes favorites such as the sensual life-size bronze Bather Putting Up Her Hair (1932) by Aristide Maillol, the haunting Yuan dynasty Seated Luohan (13th century), and the important, early painting by the famed Bay Area Figuration artist Richard Diebenkorn. Ridley-Tree Gallery also continues to showcase favorites of 19th-century Impressionism, such as the beloved Villas in Bordighera (1884) by Claude Monet, along with the long-term loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation and the collection of Michael Armand Hammer. Works of art honoring the collecting acumen of Karen Sinsheimer include photographs such as Michael Light’s captivating appropriation of Southern Lunar Hemisphere (1999)—a work that demonstrates the late curator’s fascination with innovative intersections of art and science. ..... $5 - $10

(805) 963-4364    http://www.sbma.net


Interventions: Cayetano Ferrer
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara
November 8, 2015 – March 13, 2016
This site-specific installation reveals the artist’s ongoing investigation into what he calls object prosthetics—the reconstruction of broken remains using a variety of conceptual and technological methods. Ferrer is interested in architectural fragments—as both objects and as ideas. His Composite series of sculpture is made by filling in pieces of marble or stone with digitally printed PVC that acts as a stand-in for what is perceived as “missing.” What results is a reimagining that can be considered both authentic as well as speculative. Hybrid sculptures that represent part fantasy and part elegy, Ferrer’s works provide the viewer ample space to imagine what lies between historical fact and invention.

(805) 963-4364    http://www.sbma.net


Exhibit: Prints from Land & Sea: A Blend of Art and Science
Wildling Museum
, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang
Featuring the work of scientist artists Eric Hochberg and Shane & Genny Anderson, "Prints from Land and Sea" shows the power of nature printing to capture the beauty of plants and marine animals. The impressions, in ink, made on paper or fabric from the specimens show details that are artistic and fascinating--that allow scientists to not only touch and feel the specimen but to study it. The art of nature printing blends both art and science. Available Oct 16 - March 21, 2016 ..... $Free - $5.00

(805) 688-1082    http://www.wildlingmuseum.org

Garagiste Festival: Solvang
Veterans Memorial Hall, 1745 Mission Dr, Solvang
The 2016 Southern Exposure Garagiste Wine Festival will take place on Valentine’s Day weekend February 13th – 14th at the beautiful, Mission-style Veterans’ Memorial Hall in the heart of Solvang, California. In honor of Valentine’s Day weekend, the festival will feature micro-production local sparkling wines, in addition to handcrafted red and white vintages poured by hard-to-find, cutting-edge commercial artisan ‘garagiste’ wineries from Santa Barbara County, Santa Ynez Valley, Paso Robles, Napa, and more. Proceeds benefit The Garagiste Festival Scholarship Fund at Cal Poly Wine and Viticulture Department. Tickets are on sale now at http://garagistefestival.com ..... $55 - $120

mWEBB Communications    (805) 769-8211    http://www.garagistefestival.com

Beach Clean Ups at Arroyo Burro Beach
South Coast Watershed Resource Center
, 2981 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara
Sponsored By Explore Ecology
Clean the Beach. Help the Ocean. FEEL GOOD. When? 2nd Sundays of the Month, 12:00-2:00 pm. Where? Arroyo Burro Beach Who? You and your friends. 2nd Sundays of the Month- Upcoming Dates are Feb. 14, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12. Clean Ups start at 12:00 noon.

Explore Ecology    (805) 884-0459 x16


CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection
Art, Design & Architecture Museum
, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara
CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection features artists that studied or lived for a significant period of time in the Golden State. For many years, the art world dismissed the West Coast as a creative backwater. In critical seclusion, post-war artists used California's art schools and universities, including UCSB, to build a network of artist collectives and social movements that spurred innovation and fostered the rise of conceptual art. This exhibition focuses on work from the Museum's collection created during this critical period through to the present day. Including works tied to the Feminist and Black Arts movements, postmodern photography, painting, sculpture, and video art. CALIFORNIA 101 has been mounted in conjunction with Prof. Jenni Sorkin’s class, Art in California, 1940-2016, who will use the works on view for teaching and research purposes.

(805) 893-7564    http://www.museum.ucsb.edu


Lucile Lloyd: A Life in Murals
Art, Design & Architecture Museum
, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara
This exhibition focuses on the life and work of California muralist and designer Lucile Lloyd (1894-1941). Lloyd worked closely with architects in creating murals and decorative designs for churches, schools and private residences around the Los Angeles area as well as producing work for the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Arts Project. Lloyd’s designs vary from abstract motifs to historical figures to religious and mythological scenes but they all share her sense of imagination and use of vivid color. Also on loan for the first time is her exquisite altarpiece from the St. Mary of the Angels Church in Los Feliz, California. Curated by Alexandra Adler, BA 2014 Art History.

(805) 893-7564    http://www.museum.ucsb.edu


Stars and Candy Wrappers, Artist-in-Residence: Stephen Westfall
Art, Design & Architecture Museum
, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara
As the 2015 Artist-in-Residence, Stephen Westfall (BA 1975, MFA 1978) has been commissioned to execute a massive painting covering all four walls of Nachman Gallery. Westfall's signature hardedge, geometric brand of abstraction will transform the gallery surfaces into a series of multicolored diamonds, clustered together and floating individually according to an underlying pattern of arrangement. Westfall's design is based on his longstanding investigation of grids, color arrangements, signs and painterly influences that include Picasso's harlequins, Matisse's dancers and Renaissance figures.

(805) 893-7564    http://www.museum.ucsb.edu


The Art of Colonial Latin America
Art, Design & Architecture Museum
, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara
Drawn entirely from the Museum’s Collection, this exhibition focuses on the upper division course, The Arts of Spain and New Spain, taught by Deborah Spivak, Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture Department at UCSB. This course charts both the revolution of the arts in 16th and 17th century Spain and their influence and transformation in the visual culture of the New World. The works on view demonstrate the creative interaction of the European and indigenous traditions in the paintings and wood carvings that were produced in this rich artistic period. The objects in the exhibition span the 17th and 18th centuries in both Central and South America. Students in the course will be writing papers about the form, content, and affective properties of the objects on display.

(805) 893-7564    http://www.museum.ucsb.edu


Studio Sunday on the Front Steps: Sandpaper
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara
Air-Dry Clay
Visitors of all ages are welcome to participate in this hands-on workshop with SBMA Teaching Artists on the Museum’s front steps. Each month explore a different medium, including clay, metal, ink, wood, photography, and paper, and gain inspiration from works of art in the Museum’s permanent collection or special exhibitions. Front Steps of the Museum Free

(805) 963-4364    http://www.sbma.net


The Pirates of Penzance
Marian Theatre
, Allan Hancock College Campus, Santa Maria
A hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers and an eccentric Major-General, Gilbert and Sullivan's comic musical follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel. His melodious tones win over the heart of Major General Stanley's songbird daughter, but when the Pirate King discovers General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an "ingenious paradox" may prevent the budding romance and lead to the death of "The very model of a modern Major-General."

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

Family Game Time
Goleta Public Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta
Adults, teens, and families are invited to the Goleta Library for Family Game Time.The library will provide a wide variety of board games for people to play.

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


I Am My Own Wife
The New Vic Theatre
, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara
By Doug Wright ..... Not long after the fall of the Berlin Wall, playwright Doug Wright began a conversation with Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, an elegant and eccentric 65-year-old German transvestite who, against all odds, hid from the Nazis in plain sight as a woman. Wright uses more than 30 characters — all played by a single actor — to piece together Charlotte’s controversial life. A profound story of survival. Directed by Jenny Sullivan. ..... $20 - $75

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


Personal Stories II
Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
, 751 State Street , Santa Barbara
An eclectic collection of original first person true stories performed by their authors. Performers will range from accomplished professional actors to people appearing in front of an audience for the first time in their lives and as authors they will include published, well established writers and others who are just beginning. The performances will range from scripted readings to storytelling. Great stories performed by talented actors. Join the performers after the show for complimentary cookies and milk—because every good story should be toasted with cookies and milk! ..... $18 - $28

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

Outdoor Nature Exploration
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara
Explore nature with our Backyard Naturalist. Engage in hands-on activities in the beautiful outdoor settings of the Museum. Interested guests must SIGN UP and MEET outside of the Nature Club House in the Museum Backyard. Space is limited. Close-toed shoes required. (i) jcanty@sbnature2.org or 805-682-4711 ext. 162

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


Rachmaninoff’s Most Popular
The Granada Theatre
, 1214 State Street , Santa Barbara
James Judd, Guest Conductor; Ian Parker, Piano
Sergei Rachmaninoff has earned a special place in the hearts of classical music aficionados the world over. In February, your Symphony pays tribute to this remarkable composer and piano virtuoso. Join us as we feature some of Rachmaninoff’s most often performed piano pieces, taking you on a magnificent journey to his last composition, Symphonic Dances, considered by many to be the masterpiece and summary of his musical genius.

Santa Barbara Symphony    (805) 899-2222    http://www.thesymphony.org

FREE Valentines Day Pre-Dinner Concert
First United Methodist Church, 311 S. Broadway, Santa Maria
Joelyn Lutz
Joelyn Lutz is a singer/songwriter who will perform her new CD called Just Breathe. She'll be playing live in the healing vibration of 432 Hz which is known to create a more peaceful and uplifting feeling. With titles such as Grace, Give Out Your Love and Pause Every Now & Then, she wants to inspire and uplift Santa Maria who is going through so much right now. For more details - http://wonheartinfo.org/

WonHeart Inc    (805) 714-1025    http://JoelynLutz.com


Personal Stories II
Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
, 751 State Street , Santa Barbara
An eclectic collection of original first person true stories performed by their authors. Performers will range from accomplished professional actors to people appearing in front of an audience for the first time in their lives and as authors they will include published, well established writers and others who are just beginning. The performances will range from scripted readings to storytelling. Great stories performed by talented actors. Join the performers after the show for complimentary cookies and milk—because every good story should be toasted with cookies and milk! ..... $18 - $28

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

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