Saturday, October 30, 2010

Conocurs d'Elegance Santa Barbara

24th Santa Barbara
Concours d'Elegance & Vino d'Elegance
Andy Granatelli, Grand Marshall
Saturday, October 30th 10am - 4pm
Car Show
general admission both days $20 
Vino d'Elegance
Trick or Trunk - Halloween Activities for Children

Sunday, October 31 10am-4pm
Concours d'Elegance
Vino d'Elegance
Awards Ceremony
Musical Entertainment
Art Exhibition
Halloween Activities for Children

This event is family friendly!

Located at the
Santa Barbara Polo & Raquet Club
3300 Via Real, Carpinteria, CA

For Event Tickets and Information
for specific ticket costs and inclusions be sure to visit
800-594-7734 or 805-884-9977

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Trick-or-Treat Santa Barbara Style

Friday - October 29 6 pm
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum
Upstairs at Paseo Nuevo
Pumpkin Carving Contest & Wine Tasting
all ages are invited to submit a pumpkin between noon Thursday and noon Friday
to be eligible for awards.
Kunin Wines will offer tastings with a focus on autumnal  pairings as part of the
Downtown Organization's series.  Free.

Saturday, October 30; 7-11:30 pm
Canary Confidential Cocktail Party 
Canary Hotel 31 W. Carillo St, SB
Live music, champagne bottle service, Trick-or-Tweet door prizes,
photo booth and specialty drinks.
$35 advance, $40 at door. 884-0300

Downtown Santa Barbara Safe Trick-or Treat
Sunday October 31st noon-3pm
Along State St bet6ween Sola and Gutierrez Streets and at Paseo Nuevo
The Downtown Organization welcomes costumed children and their families to visit participating business to provide treats, candy, stickers, coupons, balloons & fun to trick or treaters-Free

Shop for Costumes
at the following locations:

World of Magic, 322 State Street, Park in lot 12
BiZerk 432 State Street
Victorian Vogue 4289 State Street
Simply Halloween 290-B Storke Road, Goleta

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Music For Kids

Dan Zanes and Friends

October 24, 2010, 3pm
Campbell Hall-UCSB
Tickets $10 each

Dan Zanes and Friends returns with exhuberance, handmade rock music for kids and parents alike. The New York Times calls it "true children's music, but executed with sweet and un-gooey humor, casual multiculturalism, and shambling groove that you can call it your own."

Balloons, food, face-painting and family fun just before the show.
Information from the Arts & Lectures Program by the University of California at Santa Barbara

Monday, October 4, 2010

First Thursday Celebrations downtown Santa Barbara

The Santa Barbara Downtown Organization's
First Thursdays
October 7th

An evening of art and culture in downtown Santa Barbara.  On the first Thursday of each month, participating galleries and related venues offer free access to visual and performing art in a fun and social environment from 5-8 pm. Venues feature attractions such as art opening, live music, artists' receptions, lectures, wine tastings hand ands-on activities.  State Street comes alive with performances and interactive exhibits.

Cafe Buenos Aires
1316 State Street 805 963-0242
Brazilian Carnival Night!  The Raiz Brazil Dance Grouple explores  different Brazilian rhythms such as Samba, Axe, Samba-Raggae and Frevo, combined with a theatrical approach.  Also featuring photos by Sylvia Abualy. 7 pm

Bamboo DNA
Corner of Victoria and State Streets, Chase Bank
Gerard Minakawa will bring another of his frightening bamboo bugs to State Street !  Minakawa and his Bamboo DNA crew will create a unique new creature in time for the Halloween season.

Corner of Anapamu and State Streets
Come listen to the exotic sounds of local band Kalinka as they dish out their Eastern Euporean Klezmer Gypsy madness

Taco Taste Off
900 State Street on Border's Patio
Cheer on and vote for your favorite  Downtown fish/seafood taco as local celebrity judges taste and critique the finest fish/seafood tacos that Downtown SB has to offer.  Judging will begin at 5:30 pm

A Bit of Flan
Casa Magazine
23 East Canon Perdido Street 805 965-6448
Enter the 2nd annual contest to see who makes the finest flan in Santa Barbara or stop in for a tasting. Judging will begin at 4:30 pm

Information from the Downtown Organization website
for more information on featured events, parking, maps and a calendar of events

Friday, October 1, 2010

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

A Santa Barbara Treasure Trove since 1941
1130 State Street, Santa Barbara

Open Tuesday-Sunday 11-5pm
FREE every Sunday

Mission:  to intigrate art into the lives of people

27,000 works of art
An art musem of magnitutde and quality more commonly found in cities eight times the size of Santa Barbara
Includes classical antiquities rivaled in the West only by the J. Paul Getty Musem
No West Coast Museum owns more Monet Paintings
Brings world renowned exhibitions to Santa Barbara
Originates exhibitions that travel to museums across the Americas and Europe
Welcomes 150,000 visitors to exhibitions and activities each year
Receives less than 1% of its budget from government grants and no regular tax dollars

Museum Store: open Monday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
Museum Cafe: open Tuesday - Sunday  
11 am - 5 pm
Fearing Library:  open Tuesdays - Thursday 1 pm - 5 pm 
Special programs for school, families and kids
ArtVentures - special educational programs for children during school breaks

Members free
Adults $9; Seniors (age 65+) $6
Students with ID $6
Ages 6-17 $6, under 6 free
Sundays - Free