Tuesday, August 16, 2016

A Day in the Life of a Quad Copter viewing Beautiful Santa Barbara

Whether you have ever been to Santa Barbara before, this video will give you a breathtaking and colorful
view of this beautiful area including in the last scene, the Thomas M. Storke Tower on the UCSB campus.
Olde Joe worked in the Storke Communications Building for 26 years, retiring in 1993.

Subject: A Day in the Life of Santa Barbara from a QuadCopter

Be sure to view this full screen. 

Santa Barbara  from a Toy Quadcopter >>     https://vimeo.com/113563511

Friday, August 12, 2016

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Fiesta Santa Barbara August 3, 4, 5, 6th

Events Calendar August 3-7, 2016

El Mercado de la Guerra
El Mercado de la Guerra

El Mercado Del Norte

El Mercado Del Norte

El Desfile Histórico (Historical Parade)

El Desfile Historico - 
Parade, Friday Noon, State Street

Las Noches de Ronda

Las Noches de Ronda, Step of the Courthouse
PRCA Rodeo Performance (Competencia De Los Vaqueros)

Rodeo, Bull-riding, competitions 
Earl Warren Showgrounds

Annual El Desfile De Los Niños (Children’s Parade)

El Desfile de los Ninos - Childrens' Parade
Saturday, State Street

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Groovin in the Grove Classic Car & Vintage Trailer Show

2016 Groovin in the Grove Classic Car and Vintage Travel Trailer Show

• Saturday, July 30, 2016
• Registration Fee: $30.00
Santa Barbara Elks Lodge #613
150 N Kellogg Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
7:00 am – 9:00 am
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
2:00 pm

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Opa! Time to be Greek in Santa Barbara on July 30 and 31.

 Saturday Jul 30, 2016Edit event
The 43rd Annual Santa Barbara Greek Festival
celebrates its 43rd
 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-yearopportunity
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).
 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
 at the Parthenon Stage.
SHOPPING!  Shop at the Greek Boutiques – where you can
purchase authentic imported jewelry, art, and clothing, then meander through the
Greek-American Agora, or marketplace.
advantage of our FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE between the Sansum Medical Clinic parking
lot, 317 W. Pueblo, and Oak Park!
 The 43RD Annual Santa Barbara
Greek Festival, Saturday and Sunday, JULY 30th and 31st
from 11 ‘til 7 at Oak Park, Santa Barbara. Admission is FREE!
The Santa Barbara Greek Festival is sponsored by Saint
Barbara Greek Orthodox Church.
Join us for Sunday morning Church Services at 9:00AM at the Oak
Park stage.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Opera at the Music Academy of the West, Friday July 29 and Sunday July 31

Smetana's Opera "The Bartered Bride"

The Opera Event of the Summer

SMETANA The Bartered Bride
The Bartered Bride is a comedic tale, steeped in tradition, full of poignant moments and expansive Czech melodies. The lovely young Mařenka doesn’t want an arranged marriage, so the marriage broker is tricked into a contract that allows her to be betrothed to her true love. Lively dancing by the State Street Ballet and a colorful circus create an atmosphere all ages can enjoy.  Conducted by "Opera's 25-year old hope" (The New York Times) Matthew Aucoin. 

Special Offer

Exclusive to the Box Seats, the VIP Experience includes:
  • complimentary valet parking
  • champagne & chocolates at your seat
Limited Availability / $120 per seat

    Cast & Creative

    Academy Festival Orchestra
    State Street Ballet
    Marilyn Horne voice program director
    Matthew Aucoin Elaine F. Stepanek Foundation opera conductor
    David Paul director
    Charles Corcoran designer
    Peiyi Wong costume designer
    François-Pierre Couture lighting designer
    Xiaoming Tian Krušina
    Brittany Nickell Ludmila
    Emily Lezin Mařenka
    Ted Pickell Mícha
    Anastasiia Sidorova Háta
    Matthew Reardon Vašek
    Ricky Garcia Jeník
    Andrew Dwan Kezal
    Daniel Anderson Circus Master
    Alexandra Smither Esmeralda
    Jonathan Cawley Indián

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    Movies at the Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens Friday July 15 at 8:30 pm

    Bogie and Bacall

    FRI, JUL 15
    8:30 PM
    Friday night under the stars: bring blankets or a low-backed beach chair (max 34 in.), a picnic and your friends!
    Bogie & Bacall:
    Free Summer Cinema
    FRI, JUL 15
    8:30 PM
    Friday night under the stars: bring blankets or a low-backed beach chair (max 34 in.), a picnic and your friends!

    An undisputed masterpiece, Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman give career-defining performances as Rick Blaine, the hard-drinking American running a nightclub in Casablanca when Morocco was a crossroads for spies, traitors, Nazis and the French Resistance, and Ilsa Lund, the woman Rick loved years earlier in Paris and whom he believes abandoned him. Set amidst the backdrop of World War II, Casablanca reaches the epitome of love and sacrifice as Rick and Ilsa weigh their own happiness against the fate of the world. (Michael Curtiz, 1942, 102 min.)