232 Natoma Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 -- (805) 965-3586
TODAY'S EVENTS
March 25, 2017
CAUTION: This calendar is subject to change without notice. Please confirm all details prior to the event.

SB Audubon Field Trip to Rancho Santa Barbara
Rancho Santa Barbara in the Santa Ynez Valley, 4001 Hwy 154, pipe gate with large star on it, Santa Barbara
Rob Lindsay, Trip Leader, Jack Sanford, Trip Coordinator
This free event is open to everyone, from beginners, to experienced, and beyond! Enjoy ranch owners Lee Carr and his brother Charles Carr's hospitality at one of the best inland winter birding areas in the county! <BR>Target Birds: Geese, Common Goldeneye, Wood Duck, Lewis's Woodpecker, Bald Eagle, Clark's Grebe, American White Pelican and other water and song birds.

Santa Barbara Audubon Society    (805) 566-2191    http://santabarbaraaudubon.org/events/field-trip-rancho-santa-barbara-3/

Solvang Wine Tours
Artisan Excursion Wine Tours, 430 Alisal Road, Solvang
Artisan Excursion
Your journey lies a head..the endless romantic vines and rolling hills. You will discover the hidden gems of Solvang wine country has to offer. Come taste rare vintage and new bridles. At Artisan Excursion Wine Tours is our deepest passion and lifestyle ...and we can not wait to share it with you. Let us pamper you with our signature service. It's this intimate experience and one on one that sets us apart.

Artisan Excursion    (805) 734-7565    http://www.artisanexcursion.com


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


CLL Presents: Julian Gresser: Create Your Own Luck - Three Easy Steps
SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning, Schott Campus A
, 310 W. Padre Street, Santa Barbara
Julian Gresser
Create your own luck using the Laughing Heart method. Discover how to shift your perception at any time from stressed out to Laughing Heart, a state of open-heartedness, gratitude, and flow. Connect more deeply to those around you and watch meaningful interactions unfold. Pay this energy forward to continue in the Laughing Heart cycle. Walk away understanding the science behind Laughing Heart, and receive a sneak preview of the cutting-edge technology App in its design phase. ..... $25

SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning     (805) 683-8200    http:// http://bit.ly/183FaYN


$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


Plants of California Photography Exhibition
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is pleased to feature an exhibition of photographs by legendary botanist, inspirational teacher and mentor, Dr. John Robert “Bob” Haller (1930-2016) in the Pritzlaff Conservation Center Gallery. ..... A gifted and prolific photographer who once studied under Ansel Adams in the 1950s, Haller received his Ph.D. in botany from UCLA and soon after joined the faculty of UC Santa Barbara where he inspiring generations of future botanists until his retirement in 1994. This exhibition incorporates 58 images used in his celebrated multimedia presentations from his undergraduate course, Plants of California (Botany 103). Collectively, the photographs depict a virtual transect of California natural habitats beginning on the coast, moving east to the chaparral, grasslands and oak woodland foothills, through the high Sierra, and ending in the desert.

(805) 682-4726    http://www.sbbg.org


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


Early Spring – Coastal Cruise – Gray Whale Watching & Dolphin Watching
Condor Express- SEA Landing
, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara
Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Gray Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world. ..... $30 - $50

Condor Express - SEA Landing    (805) 882-0088    http://www.condorexpress.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

Learn Methods How To Solve Any Personal Problem With Peat Method
Conference Room of Villa Rosa, 15 Chapala St., Santa Barbara
P.E.A.T.methods transform lives and communities. YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO SOLVE ANY PROBLEM. “UNTIL YOU MAKE THE UNCONSCIOUS CONSCIOUS, IT WILL DIRECT YOUR LIFE AND YOU WILL CALL IT FATE” C.G. Jung This is one day workshop or 3 day Certification program (plus 50 hours of practice) for a new transformation method for neutralizing the fundamental problems in life, on a unconscious level, with immediate breakthrough results are offered in a one, two and three day workshops. This is not a motivational, inspirational or otherwise “fluffy” seminar, but a hands-on learning process workshop where participants will: Primary Energy Activation and Transformation - P.E.A.T. is developed by Zivorad M. Slavinski, with a focus on a personality change on the unconscious level, designed for a fast neutralization of emotional "baggage", resolve traumas, past negative experiences, overcome fears, eliminate problems, break unproductive habits and create a desired characteristics of personality traits and much more. Imagine just how lighter a world would be, if every person would release the major emotional baggage that we carry with us everywhere we go, these loads of unsolved energy charge from problems that create the games of life we play in many different variations unconsciously and compulsively. Upon process completion we are set free from our main compulsions and we no longer play a hidden game. We have a freedom to…and a freedom from… The changes in lives become profound and substantial. There are no prerequisites to learn P.E.A.T. process. Methods are practical and usable, quick, predictable, easy to apply on yourself and others. Upon completion of two day P.E.A.T. course, participants are officially registered and certified P.E.A.T. practitioners with diploma, to process / treat themselves, family and friends and or clients. Once P.E.A.T. is globally accepted and in practice, it will transform today's world of psychology. There are two categories of participants: 1. processors that realize the professional potential opportunities upon P.E.A.T. certification and choose P.E.A.T. as a career, as it will offer more than monetary success, since they will be a tool of transformation and a conduit to others well being; and or 2. attendee that choose to save time and serious money on years of psychologist sessions and utilize workshop to neutralize their 11+ major issues of personal choice and experience immediate results in a shift in their perception and feelings. What's extraordinary and makes P.E.A.T. different: 1. Protocol is efficient and fast - neutralisation of bad memory from stress or trauma - can be accomplished in just one treatment. *(alcohol, drugs, food, sex or other major dependencies can take up to 7 treatments). It saves years and years of clinical therapy. 2. Methods are ideal for those who need confidentiality. PEAT is not a traditional process of clinical psychology, where we talk about or discuss problems. As Tesla stated: "every time you talk about something you feed it with new energy, so story/trauma/ stress grows, involves, and not only that old energy is still present, but, it gets even empowered, stronger and more installed in to our psyche.") Since the introduction of P.E.A.T. approximately 4000 people have freed themselves from the most fundamental, unconscious and compulsive problem of their life, most notably Tony Robbins's club members. Now is your time. Complimentary introductory presentation and workshops in Santa Barbara, Beverly Hills and Montenegro are conducted by: Tatjana Milana –certified P.E.A.T. trainer, founder of F.A.I.R. (Free Instant Authentic Release)Method, practitioner of: Transactional psychoanalyses, Quantum harmonization, Transcendental Meditation, Group analysis, Light formula, Order, Sound healing methods, Tesla methods, Reiki, Theta Healing, Domancic healing.. Our problems, negative emotions and reactions as well as not so optimal behavior are caused by what we call mental and emotional "charge". Charge is the contents of the unconscious, repressed thoughts and emotions that have been achieved during life, in different experiences, with a compulsive nature. Repressed thoughts and emotions are activated automatically and compulsively in different life situations and produce undesirable reactions, balances and behavior, in other words "problems". To effectively eliminate a problem, we must identify and neutralize all unconscious contents that are relevant to this problem. By integrating the charge, person achieves at least two benefits, practical (better quality of life) and spiritual. Friday: complimentary lecture; Saturday (10 am - 5 pm): you will solve 10+ major personal issues and you will learn 2 powerful methods you can apply at any time for any problem (price $1000/ on sale this month for $750) Sunday (11 am - 4 pm): you will solve one trauma and one problem that will resolve your main negative fundamental pattern forever / and you will learn 2 techniques you can apply at any time for any problem; (price $1500) Monday (5pm - 10 pm): you will solve one issue and will transform one character trade. You will also learn 2 methods you can apply at any time for any problem (price $1500/ on sale this month for $1000) register via email: peatmethod@gmail.com ..... $1000 - $1500

SpinGo    (310) 895-6394    https://www.peatmethod.com/

Wonders of Watercolors Art From Scrap Workshop
Art From Scrap
, 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara
Marilee Krause
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


Design by Nature
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara
Four Centuries of Botanical Illustration
Significant milestones in the history of botanical illustration shed light on the evolution of scientific and artistic development.

(805) 682-4711    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


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


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. Perfectly set amidst the beautiful Spanish architecture of Santa Barbara, this landmark exhibition offers a view of Spain's extensive contribution to configuring the territory, landscape and cities of the U.S.

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


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


Our Channel Islands: Photography by Ernest H. Brooks II
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara
We are honored to have Ernie Brooks presenting 20 of his beautiful photos, including 4 from Antarctica, and the equipment he used. His photography captures light and motion, while separating foreground and background with highlights and shadows. The reflective qualities of water are forever changing in his adaptive world of underwater photography. Exhibit runs through May, 2017

(805) 962-8404    http://www.sbmm.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. ..... $100

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


Nihonmachi Revisited: Santa Barbara's Japanese American Community in Transition, 1900-1940
El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park
, 123 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara
Nihonmachi Revisited covers forty years of life in Santa Barbara’s Nihonmachi, or Japan Town, which was located on the Presidio site during the first half of the 20th century. The exhibit includes rarely seen historic photographs donated by local families, accounts of life in Nihonmachi from members of the community, and beautifully reconstructed Japanese ceramics excavated on site by SBTHP’s Archaeological Field School.

Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation    (805) 965-0093    http://www.sbthp.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

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


Carved Paper: The Art of the Japanese Stencil
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara
February 12 – May 7, 2017 ..... Japanese paper stencils, or katagami, are the pattern-bearing tools used in a resist-dyeing textile process known as katazome. Despite their utilitarian role, katagami, with their striking patterns, have long captivated Western collectors and artists. Stencil designs were not intended to be viewed as isolated compositions, but as repeated, rhythmic patterns on the fluid surface of cloth. Drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection, the selected stencils were produced in the late Edo and Meiji periods (1850–1912) when the Japanese demand for new fashion stimulated an outpouring of patterns that has rarely been equaled in the world of design. Since few everyday garments have survived, stencils remain the principal record of this rich textile tradition. These finely carved patterns on rich brown papers were a major source of inspiration in the Art Nouveau movement in France, the Applied Arts movement in Vienna, and the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain and America. The katagami collection at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art was first established with the gift of 75 stencils from the estate of Lockwood de Forest (1850–1932), a key figure in the American Aesthetic movement who was at one time a business partner of Louis Comfort Tiffany. ..... $6 - $10

(805) 963-4364    http://www.sbma.net

Christian Marclay: Telephones
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara
Ongoing ..... A landmark in the history of video art, Christian Marclay’s "Telephones" (1995) is an expertly edited sequence of black-and-white and color film clips featuring people using an assortment of telephones, all from the pre-smart phone era. "Telephones" offers an engaging yet complex experience: while we are all familiar with watching “the movies,” Marclay’s work blends unrelated but recognizable characters and stories into a continuous stream that upends our expectations of how stories are told and meanings are created. At times humorous, startling, tense and poignant, "Telephones" allows us to reflect on how we immediately—and often involuntarily—process information and entertainment in our media-dominated world. ..... $6 - $10

(805) 963-4364    http://www.sbma.net


David Wiesner & The Art of Wordless Storytelling
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara
January 29 – May 14, 2017 ..... David Wiesner (b. 1956) is one of the most highly acclaimed picture book artists in the world. Winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal for “Tuesday” in 1992, “The Three Pigs” in 2002, and “Flotsam” in 2007, Wiesner is only the second person in the history of the award to have received it three times. This exhibition of 90 objects is the first to contextualize Wiesner’s art through the inclusion of work by other artists by whom Wiesner was influenced, while also foregrounding the artist’s creative process. Of the earlier masters of wordless picture books, Wiesner has cited three in particular who held sway over his artistic formation: the Belgian born Frans Masereel (1889–1972), the German artist Otto Nückel (1888–1955), and American wordless book specialist, Lynd Ward (1905–1985). Wiesner was also deeply affected by comic book legends Jack Kirby (1917–1994) and Jim Steranko (b. 1938), best known for their work for Marvel. The exhibition and associated catalogue include original art by these artists, as well as Salvador Dalí, Joseph Stella, and Charles Sheeler. In addition, the exhibition catalogue features full-color plates of Wiesner’s original watercolors from his earliest artistic successes to his most recent project: his first graphic novel, “Fish Girl,” scheduled for release in March 2017. The exhibition catalogue is made possible through the generosity of Zora and Les Charles. ..... $6 - $10

(805) 963-4364    http://www.sbma.net


Judith Shea: Mid-Life Venus
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara
Ongoing ..... Inspired by an affirmation of the classical, employing the space that traditionally houses SBMA’s Wright Ludington/Lansdowne Collection of Greco-Roman antiquities (currently on view at the Getty Center), and extending the celebration of SBMA’s 75th anniversary, Judith Shea’s iconic "Mid-Life Venus" was recently installed in Ludington Court, where it will remain through winter. Shea's Venus is a direct reference to the famous ancient sculpture "Venus de Milo," the famous ancient Greek sculpture in the collection of the Louvre. Unlike the classical statue, this figure is depicted as a bit older than usual—a victim of middle age, as its title humorously suggests. She also clutches a white dress, which cascades into fabric, terminating in the bolt from which the dress was cut. A multitude of associations are triggered by this work, perhaps strongest of all the persistence of the depiction of the nude female form and the many different ways such depictions may be understood as social attitudes continue to shift. ..... $6 - $10

(805) 963-4364    http://www.sbma.net


Landscapes from the Permanent Collection
Wildling Museum
, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature has a small and diverse permanent art collection. The works in this exhibition are the majority of our painting collection with a few of our special prints included. Almost all of the works were received as gifts, for which we are very grateful. Works date from as early as 1918 to the 2010s and represent sweeping vistas like Henry Breuer’s large panoramic painting to more intimate moments, like Ray Strong’s small canvas of a flowering plum tree.

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

Bowers/Erre - So Close and So Far
Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art , 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara
Artists Andrea Bowers and Marcos Ramirez ERRE explore issues related to borders, immigration, coexistence and social justice in an exhibition, “So Close and So Far,” Jan. 26-March 25 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. An opening reception with the two artists on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 4-6 p.m. is free and open to the public.

Westmont College    (805) 565-6051    http://blogs.westmont.edu/2017/01/26/exhibition-examines-borders-immigration/


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

Black Holes
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara
Few mysteries in the universe have the power and awe of the black hole and we on the verge of understanding their true nature. What are they? How are they made? Is the earth in danger of being pulled into one? Discover the answers in our full-dome presentation “Black Holes.” ..... $0 - $4

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


2017 Artist-in-Residence: Bari Ziperstein
Art, Design & Architecture Museum
, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara
Ceramicist and sculptor Bari Ziperstein has built an artistic practice at the crossroads of traditional craft, feminist critique, conceptual theory and historical research. For the past several years her work has examined conflicting images of the female form in contemporary society and, in so doing, she attempts to decode and unravel the various societal norms that both propel and restrain women’s progress.

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


LIFEFORMS: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore
Art, Design & Architecture Museum
, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara
Through sketches, masks and prosthetics, LIFEFORMS: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore, explores this legendary makeup artist’s process of creating singular film and television characters and creatures. This is the first exhibition to display the designs of Westmore (BA 1961, Art History) through the development of some of science fiction’s most iconic characters, including Data, Worf and the Borg species. This Oscar and Emmy award-winner visually explodes the boundaries of the human form with designs for a diverse, multicultural, multispecies universe, providing an entertaining and meaningful exploration of the intricacies of human nature. Currently, Westmore encourages the next generation of makeup artists as a featured guest star on the popular television show, Face Off. Curated by Jessica Archer, Graduate Student and Rebecca Harlow, Curatorial Assistant.

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


Radical Bodies: Anna Halprin; Simone Forti; Yvonne Rainer in CA and NY 1955-1972
Art, Design & Architecture Museum
, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara
In August 1960, the choreographer Anna Halprin taught an experimental workshop attended by Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer on her dance deck on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais, north of San Francisco. Within two years, Forti’s conceptually forceful dance constructions had premiered in Yoko Ono’s loft and Rainer had cofounded the ground-breaking Judson Dance Theater. Radical Bodies reunites Halprin, Forti, and Rainer for the first time in over fifty-five years. Dance was a fundamental part of the art world in the 1960s. Halprin, Forti, and Rainer, all Californians with Jewish roots, opened the way to a radicalized vision for dance, music and the visual arts that continues to influence choreographers and visual artists around the world to the present day.

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


Early Spring – Coastal Cruise – Gray Whale Watching & Dolphin Watching
Condor Express- SEA Landing
, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara
Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Gray Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world. ..... $30 - $50

Condor Express - SEA Landing    (805) 882-0088    http://www.condorexpress.com


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

Finishing Techniques for Successful Paintings
SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning
, 310 W. Padre Street, Santa Barbara
Thomas Van Stein
Finishing is an art in itself. Sometimes all one needs to do to 'Finish' a painting is receive a bit of critique and guidance as to how to apply specific techniques. Working on newer and older paintings, you will explore various options/possibilities and tools utilized by past and contemporary masters in order to bring about certain desired affects. Glazing, scraping, sanding, and toning are examples we will utilize to bring about more realized expressions on canvas. This intimate studio setting: shared with fellow artists dialoguing about process, historical content, while experimenting to finish their own paintings is an invaluable and conducive step toward turning your own paintings into greater works of art. ..... $110.00

(805) 683-8200    http://www.theCLL.org

Portrait Photography: Capturing the Soul of Your Subject
SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning
, 310 W. Padre Street, Santa Barbara
TC Reiner
Upgrade your personal, family, or professional portraits to the next level by mastering the technical aspects of taking photographs. Using either a simple digital camera or a traditional analog film camera, discover how best to incorporate your subjects into the environment around you and to recognize the magic that photo each contains. Explore how to gather the elements needed to elevate your images to magazine quality with or without a budget. Capture the moment rather than the scene, and have your photos speak volumes rather than document memories. ..... $352.00

(805) 683-8200    http://www.theCLL.org


Portal to the Planet
Sea Center
, 211 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara
Saturdays in March and April* from 1:00–3:00 PM at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center.

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History    (805) 962-2526 x110    http://www.sbnature.org/seacenter

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


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

A WALK IN THE WOODS by Lee Blessing
Karpeles Manuscript Library, 21 West Anapamu St, Santa Barbara
A Walk in the Woods by Lee Blessing Producer: DIJO Productions Synopsis: A timely production of the Pulitzer Prize nominated Broadway play about the developing relationship between an embittered Russian diplomat and his idealistic American counterpart as they negotiate a nuclear arms treaty. Funny, touching, emotionally charged, and based on historical events. This free performance is offered to the community courtesy of the producer and the Karpeles Manuscript Library. Regular paying performances will be brought to Center Stage Theater in Santa Barbara in summer. When: Saturday, March 25 at 1pm Where: Karpeles Manuscript Library, 21 West Anapamu, Santa Barbara, upstairs Prices: FREE benefit for the community, one performance only Reservations and information: Free, one time only First come, first served. Doors open at 12:15. Email katgarcia@cox.net and replies will be made as time allows.

DIJO Productions    (805) 448-0877


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


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


The Whipping Man
Marian Theatre
, Allan Hancock College Campus, Santa Maria
Plunge into the heart-wrenching chaos of war-torn Richmond. It’s April, 1865, the Civil War is over and throughout the south, slaves are being freed, soldiers are returning home and in Jewish homes, the annual celebration of Passover is being celebrated. Young Confederate officer Caleb DeLeon, returns home, severely wounded, to find it in ruins and abandoned, save for two former slaves, Simon and John. While the three men await their family’s return, they wrestle with their shared past and the bitter irony of Jewish slave-owning. As the sun sets on Passover, Simon - having adopted the religion of his masters - prepares a humble Seder to observe the ancient celebration of the freeing of the Hebrew slaves from Egypt. But not even this tradition can sooth the pain of their enslavement, cover the deep-buried secrets from the past, or prepare them for the reality of the new world in which they find themselves.

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


Eyes in the Sky - Birds of Prey
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara
Presented by Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Eyes in the Sky
Join Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Eyes in the Sky (EITS) volunteers to meet live raptors like a Red Tailed Hawk, Western Screech Owl, or Peregrine Falcon. Unable to survive in the wild, these “Species Ambassadors” offer an in-depth and close-up look at local birds of prey. Included with admission. Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

(805) 682-4711 x4711    http://www.sbnature.org


Shen Yun 2016
The Granada Theatre
, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara
The people of ancient China have long held that their magnificent culture was a gift from heaven. Art was primarily a means to explore the connection between humankind and the higher universe. Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of authentic Chinese culture. Its stunning beauty, purity, and tremendous energy leave audiences greatly uplifted and deeply inspired. ..... $74.00 - $169.00

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

What's Up
Gladwin Planetarium
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara
A truly interactive presentation that begins with a guided tour to our newly renovated observatory where visitors get the chance to use our state-of-the-art telescopes. Then, visitors are taken back to the planetarium for a live presentation where current astronomical news and observations are discussed. ..... $0 - $4

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


American Dreams, by Studs Terkel (Staged Reading: Americana, Culture, Political Ideas, Humor)
Alhecama Theater,
, 914 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara
FEATURING: Bill Egan, Tom Hinshaw, Merideth McMinn, Robert Riechel, Jeremy Tristan, and Ivy Vahanian
AMERICAN DREAMS transmits pride, zest, guts, drive, belief and frustration, qualities that wave to us like our American flag." —Leader Newspapers ..... $15 - $40

The Producing Unit    (805) 895-0787    http://www.theproducingunit.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

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


Art Without Limits & the Wildling Museum Present: An Exhibition of AWoL Emerging Artists' Work
Wildling Museum of Art & Nature
, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang
Please join us on Saturday, March 25th, 3-4:30pm at the Wildling Museum of Art & Nature in Solvang to celebrate the AWoL exhibiting artists!

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


Early Spring – Coastal Cruise – Gray Whale Watching & Dolphin Watching
Condor Express- SEA Landing
, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara
Join the Condor Express on a Coastal Whale Watching Trip to see the amazing California Gray Whales as they make their Northern Migration back up to Alaska with their newly born calves. This 2.5 hour trip will give you the opportunity to see these amazing animals as they head home with their new arrivals. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year to feed, mate and frolic… which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart at 9 am, Noon, 3pm daily on the incredible Condor Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world. ..... $30 - $50

Condor Express - SEA Landing    (805) 882-0088    http://www.condorexpress.com


Always Free Concert - Musical Diamonds
Santa Barbara Public Library - Faulkner Gallery
, 40 E Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara
Leslie Cain; Eric Valinsky
One of the highlights of Santa Barbara Music Club's concerts is the opportunity for audiences to hear great music from a variety of historical periods, with a diversity of musical forms, performed by excellent artists. One of the highlights of Santa Barbara Music Club's concerts is the opportunity for audiences to hear great music from a variety of historical periods, with a diversity of musical forms, performed by excellent artists. In this concert, pianist Leslie Cain will present W.A. Mozart’s Sonata No. 14 in C Minor, KV 457 and Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody #8 in F-sharp Minor. Composer-pianist Eric Valinsky will perform his own Diamond Sonata.

Santa Barbara Music Club    (619) 405-3218    http://www.sbmusicclub.org


U.S. SLED HOCKEY TEAM - EXHIBITON & "Try Sled Hockey" Clinic
Ice in Paradise
, 6985 SANTA FELICIA DR, GOLETA
U.S. National Sled Hockey Team - Paralympic GOLD Winners & World Champions!
Sled Hockey allows athletes with physical impairments to enjoy the great sport of hockey!

Ice In Paradise    (805) 879-1550    http://www.iceinparadise.org


Four Nations: Celebrating Santa Barbara Maritime History
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara
Where: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA</br> When: Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.</br> Cost: $250 per person / $5,000 for Patron Table</br> To Purchase: Go to www.sbmm.org or call (805) 456-8751</br></br> ..... $250.00 - $250.00

(805) 962-8404    http://www.sbmm.org


The Whipping Man
Marian Theatre
, Allan Hancock College Campus, Santa Maria
Plunge into the heart-wrenching chaos of war-torn Richmond. It’s April, 1865, the Civil War is over and throughout the south, slaves are being freed, soldiers are returning home and in Jewish homes, the annual celebration of Passover is being celebrated. Young Confederate officer Caleb DeLeon, returns home, severely wounded, to find it in ruins and abandoned, save for two former slaves, Simon and John. While the three men await their family’s return, they wrestle with their shared past and the bitter irony of Jewish slave-owning. As the sun sets on Passover, Simon - having adopted the religion of his masters - prepares a humble Seder to observe the ancient celebration of the freeing of the Hebrew slaves from Egypt. But not even this tradition can sooth the pain of their enslavement, cover the deep-buried secrets from the past, or prepare them for the reality of the new world in which they find themselves.

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


Shen Yun 2016
The Granada Theatre
, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara
The people of ancient China have long held that their magnificent culture was a gift from heaven. Art was primarily a means to explore the connection between humankind and the higher universe. Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of authentic Chinese culture. Its stunning beauty, purity, and tremendous energy leave audiences greatly uplifted and deeply inspired. ..... $74.00 - $169.00

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

The Mastersons + Mike Stinson
Lobero Theatre
, 33 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara
“The first thing people usually ask us is ‘What’s it like as a husband and wife playing music together?,'” says Chris Masterson. “We always say that the lows are low, but the highs are really high.” There are plenty of highs on Good Luck Charm , the second album by The Mastersons, the collaboration that Chris shares with his marital and musical partner Eleanor Whitmore. Generously filled with infectious melodies, instinctive harmonies and vividly insightful lyrics, Good Luck Charm embodies the uncanny rapport that singerguitarist Chris and singer-violinist-guitarist Eleanor have developed in their experiences living, touring and making music together.

(805) 963-0761    http://www.lobero.com

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