232 Natoma Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 -- (805) 965-3586
TODAY'S EVENTS
December 16, 2017
CAUTION: This calendar is subject to change without notice. Please confirm all details prior to the event.

NEW Kindergarten Program at The Knox School of S.B.
The Knox School of Santa Barbara, 1525 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara
The Knox School of Santa Barbara is currently recruiting children for a full-day kindergarten program for the 2018-19 school year. <p> Young gifted children (ages birth to 8 years) are among the most underserved populations of gifted children, Knox School reports. Yet, Knox understands early intervention has a significant effect on their continued development. <p> The Knox School has created a thoughtful, developmentally appropriate program for its youngest students, including hands-on learning and intellectual stimulation that prioritizes their unique characteristics and need for accelerated learning. <p> The Knox School’s kindergarten program draws from best practices within gifted education and is equally inspired by Italy's Reggio Emilia schools. <p> As such, Knox said, equal weight is placed on a strong academic program which lays a solid foundation for future studies at school, and purposeful play in and out of the classroom, enhancing not only learning but affective skills, too. <p> A celebration of the natural curiosity and exuberance of the young child allows these traits to thrive and develop a clear and positive sense of self. <p> Kindergarten bridges the play-based early childhood approach with the school’s elementary and middle school gifted education program.<p> As such, students in Knox’s kindergarten program continue with daily exploration through free play and hands-on projects, while exploring mathematics and literacy through direct instruction, Knox said.<p> As in the other grades, kindergarten students have the opportunity to accelerate through this curriculum as guided by ability and interest.<p> The Knox School’s approach not only enhances intellectual and social development, but also nurtures multiple forms of knowledge representation in early childhood, thus laying foundations for diverse talent development.<p> For more information on The Knox School, visit www.KnoxSchoolSB.org (http://www.KnoxSchoolSB.org) or call 222-0107.<p> <br> <br> Fundamental principles of the Reggio Emilia approach include:<p> Children are capable of constructing their own learning; they are driven by their interests to understand and know more.<p> Children form an understanding of themselves and their place in the world through interactions with others. There is a focus on social collaboration, working in groups, where each child is an equal participant; their thoughts, questions are valued. <p> Children are communicators. Communication is a process, a way of discovering things, asking questions, using language as play. Playing with sounds and rhythm and rhyme; delighting in the process of communicating. <p> Children are encouraged to use language to investigate and explore, to re􀃗ect on their experiences. They are listened to with respect, believing that their questions and observations are an opportunity to learn and search together. <p> The environment is the third teacher. The environment is recognized for its potential to inspire children. An environment filled with natural light, order and beauty; open spaces free from clutter. <p> The space encourages collaboration, communication and exploration. The space respects children as capable by providing them with authentic materials & tools. The space is cared for by the children and the adults.<p> The adult is a mentor and guide. Our role as adults is to observe the children, listen to their questions and their stories, and what interests them, then provide them with opportunities to explore these interests.<p> The Reggio Emilia Approach takes a child-led project approach. The projects aren’t planned in advanced; they emerge based on the child’s interests.

(805) 222-0107    http://www.knoxschoolsb.org

Paragliding Flights - You Can Fly!
Eagle Paragliding
, 2650 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara
Eagle Paragliding
There is no prior experience necessary for a tandem flight, or a 1 Day Introductory Paragliding Lesson. Age is not a factor on flight park or mountain tandems, and we can get kids 12 and older up fly solo. Elings Flight Park and the Santa Barbara Mountains have an amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, and the Channel Islands. Experience the adventure of your life from you birds eye view. ..... $100 - $200

(805) 968-0980    http://www.eagleparagliding.com


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


Gleason-Potter Exhibition
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara
Local plein air artists Kevin Gleason and Chris Potter will showcase the beauty of Santa Barbara’s natural landscapes in the Pritzlaff Conservation Center Gallery. From ocean bluffs to woodland trails, Gleason and Potter translate natural hues, plays of light, and idyllic scenes into stylized masterpieces with an animated quality. This selection of their work will feature iconic local views – including new paintings of the Garden from two perspectives. FREE with Garden admission. Opening Reception on December 10, 2-4pm.

(805) 682-4726    http://www.sbbg.org


Holiday Workshop
SBMA's Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormi
, 1600 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara
This one-day workshop offers a unique art experience for children ages 5 – 12 to gain inspiration from three original works of art in the Museum's collection and create hand-made cards, prints, ornaments, and more. Students draw, paint, print, collage, and sculpt artful gifts to share with friends and family. ..... $65 - $75

Santa Barbara Museum of Art    (805) 963-4364    http://www.sbma.net

Horseback Riding Tours (VARIOUS TIMES)
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


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

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


Proud of Our Past
Carpinteria Valley Museum of History
, 956 Maple Avenue, Carpinteria
Museum exhibits include Chumash artifacts from the hunting and gathering culture of these industrious Native Americans; a Californio adobe rancho scene reflecting the great Mexican cattle-ranching period; and Victorian home furnishings; a farm house kitchen; farming and blacksmith implements and saddles; a one-room schoolhouse; early oil development and asphalt mining; agricultural history; the village of Summerland, and much more. In the museum’s archives a rare collection of historic photographs documents the town’s early businesses, its notable citizens, its beautiful landscapes, and the men and women who developed the farms and labored in the fertile fields.

(805) 684-3112    http://www.carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org


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


Topiary Garden
Ganna Walska Lotusland
, Cold Springs Road, Santa Barbara
The topiary garden’s centerpiece is a working clock, 25 feet in diameter, that dates from 1955. Renovated in 1998, the clock face now features three different low-growing succulents and copper zodiac signs that were crafted to replicate earlier ones. The clock is bordered by a ring of chalk sticks (Senecio mandraliscae).

(805) 969-9990    http://www.lotusland.org


The Story of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara
We invite you to experience the Museum’s signature permanent exhibit, The Story of Santa Barbara. Stroll through exquisite galleries which trace the compelling history of “The American Riviera” from the days of the Chumash to the twentieth century.

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


Edward Borein Gallery
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara
Edward Borein was one of a handful of early Western artists who was actually born in the West. As a young man he roamed the western states and territories and much of Mexico, working as a cowboy and using his artistic talent to record these experiences. Developing a deep affection for the West, and nurtured by his free lifestyle as a cowboy, he soon became known as a facile and spontaneous recorder of cowboy and Indian life. ..... $5 - $7

(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


Reindeer at the Zoo
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara
For the first time in its 54-year history, the Santa Barbara Zoo will exhibit reindeer, on view only this holiday season from Wednesday, November 22, 2017, to Monday, January 1, 2018. ..... $10 - $17

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


Wild Things – Audubon's North American Mammals
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara
The artist and naturalist, John James Audubon, famous for his historic work on the Birds of America produced the outstanding work on North American mammals in the 19th century. While many of America’s animals were familiar, they were not described and illustrated in one publication until Audubon and his co-author, the Reverend John Bachman published the "Imperial Folio of Quadrupeds."

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

Holiday Pop Up Shop
Impact Hub, 1117 State St, Santa Barbara
Come by this special event that supports local entrepreneurs while getting that last minute Christmas shopping done. Here you're sure to find a few personal gems for your loved ones!

(805) 284-0078    http://www.impacthubsb.com

$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,Fox tasting room, Santa Barbara Winery, Kunin/Westerly or LaFond Winery. You will also enjoy an olive oil and vinegar tasting. The tour includes a stop for lunch at a local favorite restaurant (lunch is not included in the price). 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

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


El Presidio de Santa Bárbara
El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park
, 123 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara
Located in downtown Santa Barbara, El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park (El Presidio SHP) is a 5 1/2-acre park that preserves the site of the last Spanish fortress, or presidio, founded in Alta (Upper) California in 1782. Two of the fort‘s original adobe buildings still exist and are open to the public—El Cuartel and the Cañedo Adobe. ..... $4.00 - $5.00

(805) 965-0093    http://www.sbthp.org


Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara
September 17 – December 31, 2017 ..... "Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now" brings together 49 artworks, consisting of installation, sculpture, photography, and video, dating from the early 1990s to the present. A distinctive figure in the international legacy of installation art, Soares interweaves themes of love, desire, memory, and time in her minimal, conceptual, and multi-sensorial bodies of work. Sourcing collected and found objects, such as books, light fixtures, antique stools, carpets, mirrors, anonymous portrait paintings, and even flowers, the artist repurposes such materials, subverting their original use and inviting new meaning. The referent installation, "Any Moment Now…" (2014), for instance, is a series of 365 vintage dust jackets that are by transformed by Soares into a subjective mapping of a year’s time. The images and titles of each cover, from books such as "Long Day's Journey Into Night," "The Morning After," and "Now or Never," combine together in this installation to generate new and ever-shifting narratives. This exhibition represents the artist’s second survey exhibition and her first major solo museum exhibition in the Western United States, and is co-organized by the Phoenix Art Museum, where it will be on view in spring 2018. ..... $6 - $10

(805) 963-4364    http://www.sbma.net


The Student & The Teacher
Wildling Museum
, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang
Theodore Waddell and Isabelle Johnson ..... The Wildling has partnered with the Yellowstone Art Museum to bring you a unique exhibition which pairs the modernist Western landscapes of Theodore Waddell (b. 1941) with those of his former teacher Isabelle Johnson (1901 – 1992). Johnson was a second-generation ranch owner in Montana who loved history and art. After travels in Europe and training on the East Coast she brought a modernist sensibility back to Montana and her art. Her influence can be seen in the artwork of Theodore Waddell who trained with her at Eastern Montana College, along with many other artists. Waddell has become renowned for his own modernist perspective on western landscapes which have an unromanticized view of ranching life and wild landscapes in big sky country. His work can be found in major museums including the Denver Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and many more.

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

Wine Tasting With the Winter Pass
Various Tasting Rooms in the Santa Ynez Valley
, Multiple locations, Santa Ynez Valley
Wine Tasting All Winter Long with The Winter Pass Now through January 31, 2018. One Pass--One Price--15 Wineries! The Winter Pass is the ticket to fabulous wine tasting at the premier boutique wineries of California’s Santa Ynez Valley. For just $45, tasters receive one wine tasting at 15 of the Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association tasting rooms. The Winter Pass is valid from today through January 31, 2018. Reservations are not required and there are no blackout dates. Passes expire when all 15 tastings have been used, or on January 31, 2018--whichever occurs first. Winter Passes are available for $45 online at www.santaynezwinecountry.com. Participating wineries: Alexander & Wayne, Arthur Earl, Buscador Winery, Buttonwood Farm Winery, Ca' Del Grevino, Carivintas, Casa Cassara Wines, Dreamcote Wine Company, Imagine Wine, Kalyra Winery, Lincourt Vineyards, Lucas & Lewellen, Lucky Dogg Winery, Rideau Vineyard, and Toccata Wines. Savor the tastes of the Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country all winter long. Makes a great gift, too! ..... $45 - $50

Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association    (800) 563-3183    http://www.santaynezwinecountry.com

Twinkle Twinkle for Little Stars
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara
Planetarium Show
This live presentation for families with young children 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


Science on Site: Scientific Illustration
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara
Peter Gaede
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 professionals as it is conducted up-close, have direct one-on-one engagements, and participate in a scientific or nature-based activity.

(805) 682-4711 x170    http://www.sbnature.org

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

Santa's Starry Ride
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara
Join us on a fun-filled trip around the world with Santa and his reindeer. While he is busy delivering his presents, we will be enjoying the different night skies with constellations and stories about them. ..... $0 - $4

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History    (805) 682-4711    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


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


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
Candy Cane Train tickets are $4 (adult or child), which includes a ride on the festively-decorated miniature train, an assortment of holiday treats and favors, and a coupon good for a future museum train ride. Extra rides on the Candy Cane Train will be available for $1.50 each. Museum members receive their customary 25¢ discount on all tickets purchased. Tickets will be sold at the museum during event hours or in advance through the online store. For the safety of our guests, all train riders must meet the 34-inch minimum-height requirement. ..... $4.00

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


Grayspace Artists Group Show
GraySpace Gallery
, 219 Gray Ave., Santa Barbara
Celebrating 2+ years in the Funk Zone. November 10th — January 7th. Opening Reception: Friday, November 10th, 5–8pm. Featuring ... Peggy Ferris • David Reeser • Scott Gordon • Francis Scorzelli • Stuart Ochiltree • Joan Rosenberg Dent • Nash Rightmer • Dahlia Riley • Gregory Beeman • Carolyn Fox • Geoff Pocock • Pamela Benham • Steven Gilbar • Michael Irwin • Angela Holland • Michael Blaha • Susan Bass • Peter Bradley • Charlene Broudy.

(805) 886-0552    http://www.grayspace.gallery

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


Topiary Garden
Ganna Walska Lotusland
, Cold Springs Road, Santa Barbara
The topiary garden’s centerpiece is a working clock, 25 feet in diameter, that dates from 1955. Renovated in 1998, the clock face now features three different low-growing succulents and copper zodiac signs that were crafted to replicate earlier ones. The clock is bordered by a ring of chalk sticks (Senecio mandraliscae).

(805) 969-9990    http://www.lotusland.org


Freaky Friday
Marian Theatre
, Allan Hancock College Campus, Santa Maria
Disney’s new musical is a polished, peppy, modern fairytale - based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films. When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again before mom’s big wedding.

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


Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
The New Vic Theatre
, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara
Spend the holiday season with your favorite “Pride and Prejudice” characters as they gather at Pemberley, the stately home of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy. In this imagined sequel to Jane Austen’s masterwork, the bookish and beau-less Mary Bennet is growing tired of her role as the obedient middle sister in the face of her siblings’ whirlwind romances. When the family gathers for Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and the chance to be the heroine of her own story. A clever and captivating comedy of manners that will delight Austen aficionados and new-comers alike! By Lauren Gunderson & Margot Melcon. Directed by Andrew Barnicle. ..... $20 - $55

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


The Nutcracker
Granada Theatre
, 1216 State Street, Santa Barbara
No holiday season is complete without a trip to the theatre to see The Nutcracker! One of our most enchanting productions ever, this magical story is always a favorite for audiences of all ages. Our magnificent, opulent sets, complete with a gloriously gigantic Christmas tree, came all the way from Russia to set the backdrop for glittering snowflakes, waltzing flowers, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her enchanting castle of characters. Staged in the beautifully restored Granada Theatre, with Opera San Luis Obispo Orchestra conducted by Brian Asher Alhadeff, this production is the perfect icing on your holiday cake! ..... $24.00 - $104.00

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

Incoming!
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara
Produced by the California Academy of Sciences and distributed by Evans & Sutherland, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Gladwin Planetarium presents: Incoming! Embark on a journey back in time and across the Solar System, following the paths of asteroids and comets that have collided with Earth—and those that roam far from home. These ancient objects travel billions of years before reaching Earth, and their impact can be so powerful that just one collision can change the course of life on our planet. ..... $0

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


The Christmas Revels: An Early California Celebration of the Winter Solstice
Lobero Theatre
, 33 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara
~ Santa Barbara: December 1835 ~ Delight in the festivities for Anita de la Guerra’s Santa Barbara wedding, as guests Richard Henry Dana and his shipmates share special seasonal traditions with their Spanish hosts, exchanging sea shanties, English carols, and mumming with the fandango, Las Posadas, mission music, and holiday favorites from Alta California’s Rancho period. This 10th anniversary show lets you experience authentic Chumash story-telling and enjoy the events described in Dana’s classic book, Two Years Before the Mast. ..... $15 - $49

Santa Barbara Revels    (805) 963-0761    https://www.lobero.org/events/christmas-revels-2017/

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

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


Seated Wine Tasting
Jamie Slone Wines
, 23 E De La Guerra Streeet, Santa Barbara
Kym Slone
Now Offering Seated Wine Tasting with Kym Slone, featuring her perfect Chocolate and Wine Pairings!  Experience our premium Santa Barbara County Wines paired with delicious chocolates from the  local French Chocolatier Jean-Michel of Chocolats Du CaliBressan. Your Seated experience takes place in the Jamie Slone Wines Private Reserve Room, which is located at the Historic El Paseo in the Presidio Neighborhood, downtown Santa Barbara. This experience is sure satisfy any vino lovers sweet tooth.  Book your experience today!   $35 per person | $20 Members | 60 Minutes | Max 6 guests

FRI 3 - 4pm | SAT 1 - 2pm | SUN 5 - 6pm Reservations Required:  Phone (805) 560-6555  Email info@jamieslonewines.com ..... $35

(805) 560-6555    https://www.jamieslonewines.com/santa-barbara-tasting-room


Freaky Friday
Marian Theatre
, Allan Hancock College Campus, Santa Maria
Disney’s new musical is a polished, peppy, modern fairytale - based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films. When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again before mom’s big wedding.

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


“Mysteries of Christmas” Concert
Garden Street Academy - St. Anthony's Chapel
, 2300 Garden Street, Santa Barbara
Come join the Quire of Voyces for our Mysteries of Christmas concert in St. Anthony’s Chapel on the campus of the Garden Street Academy. This Christmas Concert features a cappella works by Spanish Renaissance master, Thomas Luis de Victoria, along with beautiful contemporary and modern pieces that are sure to lift your spirits at this special time of year. We wish you all the joy of the season and look forward to seeing you on Saturday, December 16 at 7:00pm and Sunday, December 17 at 3:00pm. Tickets available at the Garvin Theater Box Office SBCC West Campus 805.965.5935 AND at Chaucer’s Books in Loreto Plaza. ..... $15 - $20

Quire of Voyces    (805) 965-5935    http://www.quireofvoyces.org


The Nutcracker
Granada Theatre
, 1216 State Street, Santa Barbara
No holiday season is complete without a trip to the theatre to see The Nutcracker! One of our most enchanting productions ever, this magical story is always a favorite for audiences of all ages. Our magnificent, opulent sets, complete with a gloriously gigantic Christmas tree, came all the way from Russia to set the backdrop for glittering snowflakes, waltzing flowers, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her enchanting castle of characters. Staged in the beautifully restored Granada Theatre, with Opera San Luis Obispo Orchestra conducted by Brian Asher Alhadeff, this production is the perfect icing on your holiday cake! ..... $24.00 - $104.00

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

"Festival of Carols"
Solvang Veterans Hall, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang
The Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale, Youth Ensemble and Orchestra will fill your heart and ears with the true meaning of Christmas and give you time to slow down and take in the sounds of rich choral voices and a professional orchestra. Director Michael Eglin selected the music for this program around R. Vaughan Williams' "Fantasia of Carols" which is composed on traditional English carols that the audience will easily recognize. The program also has an eclectic mix with works by Vince Guaraldi, Mel Torme, Robert Shaw, John Rutter, and traditional Spanish, French and Danish carols. ..... $15 - $20

Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale    (805) 350-4241    http://www.syvchorale.org


The Christmas Revels: An Early California Celebration of the Winter Solstice
Lobero Theatre
, 33 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara
~ Santa Barbara: December 1835 ~ Delight in the festivities for Anita de la Guerra’s Santa Barbara wedding, as guests Richard Henry Dana and his shipmates share special seasonal traditions with their Spanish hosts, exchanging sea shanties, English carols, and mumming with the fandango, Las Posadas, mission music, and holiday favorites from Alta California’s Rancho period. This 10th anniversary show lets you experience authentic Chumash story-telling and enjoy the events described in Dana’s classic book, Two Years Before the Mast. ..... $15 - $49

Santa Barbara Revels    (805) 963-0761    https://www.lobero.org/events/christmas-revels-2017/


The Blind Boys of Alabama Holiday Show
UCSB Campbell Hall
, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara
The Blind Boys of Alabama, Preservation Hall Legacy Horns, Ruthie Foster
In a roof-raising music event, six-time Grammy Award-winners The Blind Boys of Alabama will perform hidden gospel gems along with holiday standards and original songs. These “gospel titans” (Rolling Stone) will be joined by New Orleans’ iconic Preservation Hall Legacy Horns with a transformative opening set by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster. ..... $15 - $50

UCSB Arts & Lectures    (805) 893-3535    http://www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu


Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
The New Vic Theatre
, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara
Spend the holiday season with your favorite “Pride and Prejudice” characters as they gather at Pemberley, the stately home of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy. In this imagined sequel to Jane Austen’s masterwork, the bookish and beau-less Mary Bennet is growing tired of her role as the obedient middle sister in the face of her siblings’ whirlwind romances. When the family gathers for Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and the chance to be the heroine of her own story. A clever and captivating comedy of manners that will delight Austen aficionados and new-comers alike! By Lauren Gunderson & Margot Melcon. Directed by Andrew Barnicle. ..... $20 - $55

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

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