Sunday, September 25, 2022

Architecture, Santa Barbara and Beyond

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Goleta Lemon Festival, September 24

Event Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 10:00 to Sunday, September 25, 2022 - 19:00 Come join us for a weekend of family fun, food, and entertainment in Goleta, CA! For the past 28 years, the Lemon Festival has been the biggest celebration in the Goleta area and it keeps getting better each year. You’ll find wonderful food, a fantastic family atmosphere, and variety of entertainment and activities that have made this the most anticipated event on the Goleta coast. This weekend also includes the Goleta Fall Classic Car and Street Rod Show and the ever-popular ‘Safety Street.’ Don’t miss our pie-eating contests, and the arts and crafts vendors. Have a question? Email team lemon at The festival could not happen without the many volunteers, ages 14 and up, who spend time planning for the festival and lending a helping hand over the weekend. Check out Volunteer Opportunities here Food Vendor Applications: click here Vendor Booth Applications: click here Festival Entertainment Applications: click here Goleta Fall Classic Car Show Applications: click here

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Santa Barbara Downtown Events September

NEW: "DOWNTOWN LIVE" Concert Series Wednesdays, 5:00-7:00pm
August 31 - September 28 "Downtown LIVE" is a free concert series taking place on Wednesdays from 5-7 PM, starting August 31. The series is set to run for 5 weeks through September 28 and will feature local bands each week in a casual setting across from Cali-Forno Pizzeria at 905 State Street. Patrons are encouraged to bring a folding chair and grab a bite or drink from Cali-Forno and enjoy the free concert. The series is part of the Downtown Organizations efforts to enliven and revitalize downtown and highlight local music talent. This week Brandon Kinalele and accompaniment will bring a soulful blend of jazz folk pop and rock! LEARN MORE AIA General Meeting and Dinner September 15, 5:30-7:30pm AIA Santa Barbara General Meeting and Dinner at Soho Restaurant, 1221 State street. AIA Santa Barbara chapter will receive a presentation from Downtown Santa Barbara Executive Director, Robin Elander at their general meeting. Register to attend, $35-45 cost includes dinner, networking and presentation. TICKETS Cruise Ships are Back! Volunteer Opportunity September 16th through November 11th If a community is judged by its hospitality, Downtown Santa Barbara shines. Our experienced group of friendly and knowledgeable volunteers serve as visitor-oriented “faces” of the Downtown community, ready to meet, greet and share downtown information as Cruise Ship Ambassadors. Downtown Santa Barbara is pleased to welcome beautiful cruise ships throughout the year by hosting info tables for the visitors coming off of the ships. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the info booth, please contact Amy Gudino Click the button below to see the updated cruise ship schedule for the next few months! LEARN MORE The Runaway Grooms and Groove Session September 15, 8:30pm Join The Runaway Grooms and Grove Session at SOhO Restaurant and Music Club! Born from the culture of the Colorado mountains, The Runaway Grooms are bringing a refreshing take on contemporary jam band music. With pocket grooves, syncopated rhythms, and expansive tones, the band captures elements of funk and psychedelic rock while simultaneously celebrating traditional songwriting roots of Americana music. Dueling guitar solos, 3-part harmonies, and a screaming lap steel guitar, combine to create a unique soundscape that takes listeners through an experiential musical journey. GrooveSession is always a good time. This Southern California band brings a Movin’ Groovin’ high energy Rock Show with flavors of Jam Rock, Funk, Jazz Fusion, and Reggae. Led by singing drummer Manny Sanchez, along with his younger brother Ronnie Sanchez playing bass guitar and completing an unrivaled rhythm section. Natural harmonies in life as well as voice you can’t help but move once the GROOVE is in SESSION. Brothers Sanchez have now connected with true talents and creative energies in Kyle Merrill on guitar and vocals and Alex Mello on keyboards. Both Kyle and Alex are respected musicians and road warriors from the band Brothers Gow. The four of them now cosmically have come together as one band joining forces on stage as Songwriters, Jammers, Rockers and Space Funkers United. Arrive early to enjoy dinner and drinks before the show! TICKETS Accentuate the Positive September 15, 8:00pm It was in 1944 that Bing Crosby made the Johnny Mercer tune, Accentuate the Positive, a hit in film and on radio. It later became known as one of the songs that got Americans through World War Two. The popular songs of the day, now called the American Songbook, became an unofficial catalogue of music that comforted, inspired, and connected Americans at home and abroad between the 1920s-1940s. Now, Jazz at the Ballroom presents Accentuate the Positive, an evening of the unforgettable music from the Songbook that kept Americans company for over four transformational decades. An all-star line-up shares the stage with the Konrad Paszkudzki Quartet to sing classic standards including Pennies from Heaven, Look for the Silver Lining, On the Sunny Side of the Street, It Had to be You, and As Time Goes By. Jazz at the Ballroom is a California-based non-profit that celebrates America’s truly original music – classic jazz and the American Songbook. They are dedicated to showcasing the greatest musicians in unique settings. Through their concerts, scholarship program, workshops, and performances at schools, senior living centers, and hospitals, JATB works to enhance the appreciation of the Songbook in the larger community. TICKETS The Arlington Theatre Debuts New Website and Changes URL Address The Arlington Theatre has launched a new website, and has changed its web address to “Changing our web address to better connects us to the Santa Barbara community and allows guests to instantly recognize that this is the historic Arlington Theatre in the heart of Downtown Santa Barbara,” said David Corwin, President of Metropolitan Theatres. The new website has been designed to offer guests an enhanced experience when navigating the site, and is mobile optimized for ease of use when viewing on a smartphone device. The new website features include: Enhanced Schedule of Live Events with easy access and quick links to purchase tickets directly on Booking information for Artists Venue and Courtyard Rental Information Marquee Rental Requests User Friendly Venue Information for guests including parking, directions and more. The Arlington Theatre, located at 1317 State Street in Santa Barbara, was built in 1931 and designed in the Mission Revival style reminiscent of a colonial Spanish town featuring a fountain and villas, The Arlington Theatre is a legendary, historic landmark with seating for over 2,000 guests and is home to live performances, first run films, and major film festival events. The Arlington Theatre is owned and operated by the Metropolitan Theatre Corporation. LEARN MORE Estaban Ramirez: Romance Tour 2022 September 17, 7:00pm Composer and poet Esteban Ramirez presents an evening of neoclassical instrumental piano music with cello, clarinet, flute, and violin ensemble and select poetry readings. It’s a perfect California evening of music and poetry. Let the romance begin! In-person and online livestream tickets available. LEARN MORE Sip & Paint at Paseo Nuevo September 17, 1:30pm Experience The Great Master’s artistic vision and painting style in this unique Sip & Paint class series! Local artist, Danielle Renée Art will be guiding Sip & Paint classes every month following the success of SBMA's exhibit and previous sold-out Van Gogh classes. Each class will recreate one of the Great Master's famous paintings including Van Gogh's Starry Night, Sunflowers, Frida Kahlo and Picasso Portraits! Class attendees will learn about the famous painters, their signature style and take home their very own recreated masterpiece. Paired with the ticket purchase, attendees will also receive one glass of wine or a non-alcoholic beverage to sip as they follow along and recreate one of his designs step-by-step on canvas using acrylic paint. Time: 1pm-3pm Class Options: September 17 - Wine Painting Workshop - using local wine as paint! September 24 - Van Gogh's Sunflowers TICKETS Celebrating 20 Years of Style at DIANI Now through September 30 To celebrate 20 years of being in business, DIANI is offering special perks for both in-store and online shoppers for the entire month of September! You won’t want to miss these special offers: Try your luck & grab a ticket at checkout to receive 10% or 20% off your purchase (In-Store Only) Take an extra 20% off sale items (In-Store + Online) Free & easy returns (Online Only) – View the full return policy here Free shipping on Continental USA Online orders over $200 (Ships worldwide!) Perks end September 30th, 11:59pm PST TICKETS Comedy for a Cause: Ukrainian Refugee Aid September 18, 7:00pm Carol Metcalf and a Team of Volunteers present Comedy for a Cause: Ukrainian Refugee Aid Co-sponsored by ShelterBox USA, One Show Only! Sunday, September 18. Cocktail hour is at 6 pm, Show starts at 7:00 pm. Comedy for a Cause is a special fundraiser to support refugees from the war in Ukraine. Comedy for a Cause is co-sponsored by ShelterBox USA, an international refugee aid organization headquartered in Santa Barbara. The producer, Carol Metcalf, is a professional standup comic, actor, university professor, and marriage family therapist. Carol was a regular at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles, performed with The Groundlings, and appeared at The Improv and on Chelsea Handler’s Girls Behaving Badly. Carol teaches at Antioch University in Santa Barbara and has been producing comedy shows for over 15 years. Carol has invited audience-favorite comics, singers, and musicians from LA and Santa Barbara to entertain our audience on this special evening. The show will include special appearances. Your ticket includes a glass of Santa Barbara County wine or a non-alcoholic beverage, served outside the theater starting at 6:00 pm. Ticket prices: General admission: $50 Students with ID: $25 The ticket price includes one drink of your choice TICKETS

Monday, September 5, 2022

Happy Labor Day in Santa Barbara

photo Mike Eliason

Santa Barbara Opera In The Park, Saturday September 10.

MUSIC AUG 24 2022 03:43 PM BYKAITLYNEG 0 COMMENTS READS 616 Event Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 16:00 Opera Santa Barbara brings back the popular live music event Opera in the Park to the beautiful Godric Grove at Elings Park. There will be one live performance on Saturday, September 10 at 4PM. Seating is limited and advanced reservations are required. Tickets are $25 per person and includes parking. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE As summer comes to a close and Opera Santa Barbara looks ahead to the start of the 22|23 season, come enjoy an hour of operatic bliss en plein air. The concert will take place at the Wells Fargo Amphitheater at Godric Grove and will run about one hour. The performance features four opera singers who now call Santa Barbara home: mezzo soprano Max Potter, baritone Matt Peterson, mezzo soprano Christina Pezzarossi, and bass Colin Ramsey. All of these artists are alumni or members of the Chrisman Studio Artist Program, named in recognition of the support of Sarah and Roger Chrisman. The Chrisman Studio Artist Program is Opera Santa Barbara’s young artist program with a renewed focus to employ California based artists for 360º training opportunities both on stage and off. The performers will select some of their favorite repertoire including operatic arias and duets, musical theatre selections, and more. Patrons can enjoy a fantastic afternoon of music from emerging young artists while taking in the gorgeous ocean views from the top of Elings Park, the largest community-supported non-profit public park in America.

Monday, August 29, 2022

Santa Barbara Studio Artist Tour Labor Day Weekend

Reception and preview exhibit September 2 at the Community Arts Workshop 631 Garden Street, Santa Barbara More information to come! Start Planning ahead! Purchase your tickets early. The link below will take you to our website to purchase tickets. BUY YOUR TICKET

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Santa Barbara Makers and Wares Weekly Market

Makers and Wares Market at Paseo Nuevo Shops & Restaurants Presented by Blissful Boutiques Shop local Santa Barbara artisans and makers from the surrounding areas every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the month in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. Tuesday's Market Start Time: 1:00PM End Time: 6:00PM Location: Paseo Nuevo on De La Guerra Place Saturday's Market Start Time: 11:00AM End Time: 6:00PM Location: Paseo Nuevo on De La Guerra Place Friday's Market Start Time: 1:00PM End Time: 6:00PM Location: Paseo Nuevo on De La Guerra Place Sunday's Market Start Time: 11:00AM End Time: 6:00PM Location: Paseo Nuevo on De La Guerra Place