232 Natoma Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 -- (805) 965-3586
TODAY'S EVENTS
July 30, 2016
CAUTION: This calendar is subject to change without notice. Please confirm all details prior to the event.


Museum Marketplace
Carpinteria Valley Museum of History
, 956 Maple Avenue, Carpinteria
You will find between 70 and 100 vendors at this popular fund-raising event. Among their interesting wares offered are antiques and collectibles, hand-crafted gifts, and bargains on used goods of every description -- Vintage jewelry, furniture, clothing, books, tools, toys, plants, and much more will be for sale. Admission to these fun, family flea markets is always free!

(805) 684-3112    http://www.carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.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. ..... $99.00

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

Oh Yes Believers, Oh Yes: The Paintings and Skulptures of Neal Crosbie
Santa Barbara Art Resources Custom Picture Framing, 512 E. Haley Street, Santa Barbara
Neal Crosbie
The latest paintings and sculptures by renowned visionary artist, poet and musician Neil Crosbie. Join Neil and friends on Friday June 24th from 5:00 to 7:00 for the show's opening and an artist reception.

(805) 966-6923    http://www.artresourcesframing.com


Horseback Riding Tours
Captain Jacks Tours
, , Santa Barbara
Our $85 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. ..... $85.00

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). ..... $195.00

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

Connecting With Spirit Guides
SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning
, 310 W. Padre Street, Santa Barbara
David Cumes, MD
Beyond the veil between worlds are spirit guides who are non-local in space and time. These guides have access to information unavailable to corporal, sentient beings. Learn how to cross the veil and connect with this profound, potentially life-saving reservoir of knowledge. Discover how the spirit world works and how to access your guides' messages  with an altar,  sacred space and a dream practice. These will help you on your hero/ine's journey to discover your destiny. ..... $19.00

(805) 687-0812    http://www.theCLL.org

Rattle Bots: Things That Shake, Rattle, and Roll- Art From Scrap Workshop
Art From Scrap
, 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara
Monika Molnar-Metzenthin
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 x11    http://www.ExploreEcology.org


Butterflies Alive!
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara
Experience the magic of Butterflies Alive! as you walk through a beautiful garden filled with flowers, luscious greenery, and more than 1,000 free-flying butterflies. Butterflies Alive! will offer many memorable opportunities, so bring your family, friends and cameras.

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


A T. Rex Named Sue
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara
No dinosaur in the world compares to SUE–the largest, most complete, and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. At a heart stopping 42 feet (12.8 m) long and 12 feet (3.66 m) high at the hip, a spectacular full-sized skeleton cast of SUE is the centerpiece of this exciting exhibition.

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


Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue 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


Stand Up Paddle Board Tours
Captain Jacks Tours
, , Santa Barbara
Experience the beautiful Santa Barbara coast, the pier and an array of marine life with our Stand Up Paddle Board tours! Take a look at the ocean from a new perspective with one of our 2 hour long excursions. These exciting activities can be done on weekends as part of a public tour or scheduled as a private tour any day of the week between 9:30am and 4:30pm. These tours come with all the necessary equipment and launch from the Santa Barbara Harbor! Give us a call to book your Stand Up Paddle Board experience today!! ..... $65.00

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


Groovin' in the Grove Classic Car & Travel Trailer Show To Benefit Unity Shop & Local Veterans
Santa Barbara Elks Lodge 613
, 150 North Kellogg, Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara Elk’s Lodge No 613 will hold their annual “Groovin in the Grove Classic Car Show” on July 30th, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at 150 North Kellogg Ave, Santa Barbara, CA. If you haven't already registered your vintage car or trailer - you still have time. Arrive at the show between 7:00 and 9:00 am for late registration.

(805) 964-6858    http://www.groovininthegrove.org


Walking Tour
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara
Erin Graffy
10:00 am (Walk begins at the Museum) Join us for a lively walk around Santa Barbara's historic downtown with Erin Graffy, who will help you discover some of the hidden history and art that you walk by every day. Reservation required. Members are complimentary, guests are $5. ..... $5 - $5

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


Qigong Animal Frolics
SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning
, 300 N Turnpike Rd, Santa Barbara
Jessica Kolbe
Qigong Animal Frolics are some of the oldest and most popular of all Qigong exercises.  When we embody the physical traits, movements and spiritual nature of real and mythical animals, we can gain insight for our own health and healing. Become grounded as you become the Bear, graceful as you become the Crane, and powerful as you become the Tiger. Enjoy Animal Frolics that include Turtle, Deer, Dragon, Butterfly, Bear, Crane, Snake, Dolphin, Whale, Phoenix, Elephant, Monkey, Tiger and more.  Discover how Animal Frolics are fun, imaginative and inspirational. ..... $39.00

(805) 964-6853    http://www.theCLL.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. ..... $40

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


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

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


Celebrating the National Parks of California--a Juried Exhibition
Wildling Museum
, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang
Celebrating the National Parks of California explores the nine national parks located within the state of California through a juried art exhibition. The exhibit celebrates and discusses wilderness, nature and preservation of the parks. It also provides an opportunity for artists to display their work, and for the public to view and purchase the excellent plein air and studio pieces being produced by these fine artists. The exhibition was timed to bring awareness to the Centennial of the National Parks system.This exhibition will take place June 18, 2016 – October 3, 2016 at the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature. ..... $5.00 - $0

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


Puja and Piety: Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist Art from the Indian Subcontinent
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara
April 17 – August 28, 2016
This exhibition celebrates the complexity of South Asian representation and iconography by examining the relationship between aesthetic expression and the devotional practice, or puja, in the three native religions of the Indian subcontinent. Drawn from SBMA’s collection and augmented by loans, the exhibition presents some 160 objects of diverse medium created over the past two millennia for temples, home worship, festivals, and roadside shrines. From monumental painted temple hangings to meditation diagrams and portable pictures for pilgrims, from stone sculptures to processional bronzes and wooden chariots, from ancient terracottas to various devotional objects for domestic shrines, this exhibition aims to examine and provide contextualized insights for both classical and popular works of art. ..... $5 - $10

(805) 963-4364    http://www.sbma.net


Lewis deSoto: Paranirvana (Self-Portrait)
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara
On view April 17 – August 21, 2016
Works by Lewis deSoto are informed by the artist’s longstanding interest in anthropology, history, mythology, and religion. Proficient in a variety of media, DeSoto is recognized for his photography, sculpture, and mixed media installations that incorporate video, sound, and performance. Paranirvana (Self-Portrait) (2015) is the most recent work in a series of oversize, inflatable sculptures based on the figure of the 12th-century Buddha at Gal Vihara in Sri Lanka. Conceived after his father died, figures from this series are in recline, much like the famous Buddha, and painted with features that resemble the artist. This work is just as much a self-portrait as it is a representation of universal life, death, and supreme consciousness. Activated with a low-noise industrial fan, the 26-foot long, 6-foot high sculpture inflates (inhales) when switched on, and deflates (exhales) when switched off at the end of each day, alluding to the spiritual breath, or Prana, in Hindu philosophy. Prevailing among a vast range of counterpoints: monumental and ephemeral, witty and thought-provoking, Paranirvana (Self-Portrait) rouses reflections upon existence, loss, spirituality, and much more. This work was specially commissioned by SBMA and is presented in the Museum’s historic Ludington Court. ..... $5 - $10

(805) 963-4364    http://www.sbma.net


Nature Photography Competition: Where Land Meets Water
Wildling Museum
, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang
Over 100 photographers around California submitted images for the annual competition at the Wildling. This year's theme "Where Land Meets Water" attracted inspiring images of puddles, fog, mountain streams and crashing waves. The top 25 are on exhibition from July 22 - October 17, 2016. The photo above is "Foamy Flute" by Steve Munch. ..... $5.00

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

43rd Annual Santa Barbara Greek Festival at Oak Park
Oak Park, 300 West Alamar Avenue, Santa Barbara
The SANTA BARBARA GREEK FESTIVAL celebrates its 43rd Year on July 30th and 31st when Santa Barbara’s Oak Park transforms into a Greek Village with all the sights, sounds, aromas, and flavors that the Mediterranean has to offer. The Santa Barbara Greek Festival is one of the oldest and largest ethnic festivals on the West Coast, and Santa Barbara festival-goers know that this is their once-a-year opportunity to “Be Greek for the Weekend”! FOOD! Bring your appetite and indulge your tastes for an authentically prepared Greek Feast of flavors, including moussaka, gyros, dolmathes, spanakopita, tyropita, lemon chicken, paidakia (lamb lollipops), chicken gyros, and souvlaki, along with fabulous desserts like baklava, kourabiedes (classic Greek wedding cookies), koulourakia (twisted butter cookies), karithopita (moist walnut cake), yiaourtopita (yogurt cake), and melomakarona (spicey cookies made with honey & walnuts). ENTERTAINMENT! Make your way to the Oak Park Stage and join in the fun! Dance to the exciting rhythms and sounds of live Greek music. Enjoy the performances of award-winning Greek Dance Troupes, including Santa Barbara’s own local dancers performing intricate steps in authentic costumes. Catch one of several vocal and instrumental performances each day by the fabulous Village Greeks at the Parthenon Stage.

Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church    (805) 683-4492    http://www.santabarbaragreekfestival.org

The Summer Carpe Diem Day: A Workshop for Young Women
Nita June: Educational Consultant, 3061 Foothill Rd, Santa Barbara
During this day's workshop, we will harness that energy and funnel it right into action. Action on College Essay Applications, Personal Statements, creative writing projects, personal journals, or simply creative exploration for the day. We will come together to reconnect individually with your intentions, goals and dreams for the year ahead, and by working within a group, each woman will find safety, support and inspiration for their journey. Whether it be off to college, a return to high school, or a continuation of work and career, your path will be illuminated. Through writing, sharing, guided movement, mindfulness and more, each participant will leave feeling empowered, inspired and ready to take action. Carpe Diem, dear ladies. Carpe Diem - Seize the Day! ..... $55 - $55

(720) 323-4665    http://www.nitajune.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 Figueroa Brewing is one of the newest hot spots in the heart of the Funk Zone. To the south, Carpinteria is home to Island Brewing Company and the brand new Rincon Brewery. 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.

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

Dinos in the Dome (Earth's Wild Ride)
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara
Planetarium Show
Set on the surface of the Moon in the year 2081, a grandfather and his children gaze out into space. As they watch the Moon’s shadow move across Earth, the grandfather tells stories of crashing asteroids, erupting volcanoes, roaring dinosaurs, electrifying lightning and booming thunder. While learning about eclipses, the ice age, Earth’s water cycle and differences between the Earth and Moon, the audience is taken on a roller-coaster-like ride through the canyons of raging rivers and hot flowing lava. ..... $4

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


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.

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

Gem Faire
Earl Warren Showgrounds
, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara
Gem Faire has made special efforts in making each Gem Faire a community event! All Gem & Bead Faires are open to the public. Classes & demonstrations are offered at every Bead Faire and most Gem Faires. Jewelry repair service while you wait. Plus, a chance to win hourly door prizes at every Gem Faire location. ..... $0 - $7

(503) 252-8300    http://www.gemfaire.com


Kids' 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

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

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

Community Chanber Concert
Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 E Anapamu St, Santa Barbara
Music Academy fellows
Music Academy fellows perform chamber music concerts at the Santa Barbara Public Library’s Faulkner Gallery.

Music Academy of the West    (805) 969-8787    http://www.musicacademy.org


Nature Poetry Reading
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara
Perie Longo, Poet-in-Residence & Friends
Join Museum Poet-in-Residence, Perie Longo and local poets, for poetry readings in celebration of nature. ..... $7 - $12

(805) 682-4711 x162    http://www.sbnature.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

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


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

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

Gin and Jazz
Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center, 1065 Guadalupe St, Guadalupe
The Dunes Center cordially invites you to have a grand ol’ evening at Gin and Jazz. Celebrate the debut of all-new exhibits and support our fundraising efforts to preserve local history from the site where Cecil B. DeMille filmed The Ten Commandments in 1923. ..... $40

(805) 343-2455    http://dunescenter.org


The Theatre Group at SBCC presents VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
The Theatre Group at SBCC
, 900 block of Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara
The Theatre Group at SBCC will start the 16/17 season with Christopher Durang’s hilarious comedy VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, directed by Katie Laris, July 13-30, 2016 in the Garvin Theatre. ..... $14 - $26

(805) 965-5935    http://www.theatregroupsbcc.com

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