Sunday, October 20, 2013

Boo At The Santa Barbara Zoo, October 25, 26, 27th

October 25, 26, and 27th
Trick or Treat
Trick-or-Treat Trail
Spooky Storytelling
Ghoulish Goodies
Goblin Games
Nightly Costume Parade
Creepy Crawly Encounters
Boo-Choo-Choo Train Rides
...and Much More!

Rain or Shine
For kids 2-12 (must be accompanied by adult)

Friday, October 18, 2013

CALM's Antique and Vintage Show and Sale, October 18, 19 and 20th

Friday and Saturday 11 am - 6 pm
Sunday 11 am- 5pm

80 quality Antiques, Vintage 
and Decorative Arts Dealers
$5 Seniors 62+
Children under 12 free
Entry fee can be used all weekend
Free Parking

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Santa Barbara Funk Zone Arts Festival, Saturday October 19th

FZAF logo.jpgSATURDAY OCTOBER 19, 2013 
10:00am to 10:00pm

Funk Zone Arts Festival

The Funk Zone Neighborhood Association and the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative will celebrate the 
richness and diversity of Santa Barbara's Funk Zone on October 19, 2013. The second annual Funk Zone 
Arts Festival will be a neighborhood-wide day of events across this unique arts, business, and industrial 
district. Explore the locally-owned businesses, galleries, studios, and restaurants that inspired journalist 
Charles Donolan to deem this area“the new capital of hip.”
Santa Barbara locals may know of the burgeoning development of this oceanfront neighborhood, 
stretching from State to Garden Streets and tucked between the 101 and the beach. 
Packed into 11 square blocks are historic marine structures, industrial lots, and houses that have been transformed into some of the hottest destinations in the city. 
Explore the area that Noozhawk predicts is“quickly becoming the most exciting draw on the South Coast.”
New to the neighborhood? Let an experienced eye introduce you to the Funk Zone with ArchitecTours. 
Join an anticipated 10,000 people along the Urban Wine Trail, meet Santa Barbara's renowned community 
of artists and gallerists, and learn what puts the funk in the Funk Zone. 
Current participants include AMASS Gallery, the Art Crawl, the Arts Fund, Cabana Home, CMND-Z, the 
Santa Barbara Art Foundry, GONE Gallery, Green House Studios, Koplin/Levin Studio, Karl Kras Design 
Studio, Le Chambre Photographique, Lark, Lucky Penny, the Lights Project, Pianos on State, Metropulos 
Fine Food, MichaelKate Interiors, Reds, the Surf Museum, wall space gallery, and Youth Interactive. 
More participants are being added daily. 
For more information and an updated schedule of events visit
Start your weekend off early at our partnering event, the New Noise Music Conference & Festival, from 
October 17–19. The festival, in its fifth year, is a project of the New Noise Music Foundation, whose 
mission is to create a participatory creative culture by producing, in addition to the annual Festival, 
concerts, workshops, lectures, and volunteer/mentoring programs for those of all ages, especially young 
For more information about the Funk Zone Neighborhood Association, Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative, 
or Funk Zone Arts Festival please contact Crista Dix or Nathan Vonk at 805.637.3898 or via email

Friday, October 11, 2013

Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival - Saturday October 12th

Annual Harbor and Seafood Festival
Saturday, October 12th
10 am to 5 pm
At the Santa Barbara Harbor
This signature event coincides with lobster season
and features local commercial fishermen
offering the Santa Barbara Channel's freshest
seafood.  Fishermen and seafood vendors will
provide thousands of festival goers with an 
abundance of lobster, crab, prawns, BBQ albacore,
clam chowder, fish tacos, seafood gumbo and other
prepared dishes.
Arts and crafts vendors will offer jewelry, clothing, 
art, photography and other hand-crafted items.
Ocean related agencies will provide information and
history about local ocean resources.  Other activities
include Maritime Museum films and exhibits, touch
tanks, tall ship tours, free boat rides and dockside
tours.  Santa Barbara Harbor Merchants 
Association will sponsor local live entertainment on the
main stage.

Presented by the City of Santa Barbara in
partnership with the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Celebrates Opening Night Saturday October 12th

The Santa Barbara Symphony Celebrates

Season 2013 - 2014

 Opening Night - Saturday October 12th

Date: Sat, October 12th 2013 - Sun, October 13th 2013
Additional Time Info: 10/12/13, 8:00 – 10:00pm, 10/13/13, 3:00 – 5:00pm
External Link: Event Website 

Santa Barbara Symphony Presents: Season ‘Opening Night, ’ a Red Carpet Evening with Wagner, Percussion and Space Santa Barbara Symphony Saturday, October 12, 2013, 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. Sunday, October 13, 2013, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Nir Kabaretti, Conductor Ted Atkatz, Percussion Wagner: Tannhauser Overture Christopher Rouse: “Der Gerettete Alberich” Percussion Concerto Holst: The Planets Suite The Santa Barbara Symphony’s 2013-14 season opens with a drum roll. The concerts feature a special ‘opening night’ theme. Grab your date for a festive VIP red carpet entrance to the concert featuring Wagner’s epic and bracing Tannhauser Overture, followed by Grammy and Pulitzer prize winning Christopher Rouse’s witty Percussion Concerto. Watch for guest soloist Ted Atkatz, who has been described by The New York Times as having reached the pinnacle of his profession. Following intermission, Maestro Nir Kabaretti leads the orchestra in Gustav Holst’s The Planets, seven movements portraying the astrological traits of the known planets of the composer’s time. The entire evening promises a rousing start to the Symphony’s season of rediscovery. Date & Time: Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Matinee A fascinating 30-minute Pre-concert Talk, “Behind the Music,” begins one hour before each performance Location: The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Cost: $35-$130 All Santa Barbara Symphony season concerts take place at The Granada Theatre. Each concert includes a pre-concert lecture, “Behind the Music” beginning one hour before the concert. To purchase subscriptions for the Symphony’s upcoming 2013-14, call the Santa Barbara Symphony Office at (805) 898-9386. Single tickets and subscriptions are also available online at Discounted student tickets are available for $10 with valid student ID.

Curated Cocktails presented by Epicure SB at the Museum of Contemporary Arts and MCASB Presents Curated Cocktails

Date: Thu, October 10th 2013
Additional Time Info: 5:30-7:30 PM
External Link: Event Website MCASB Presents Curated Cocktails October 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 5:30-7:30 pm Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) offers music, art, and cocktails on Thursday evenings in October. MCASB partners with a rotating selection of local mixologists each Thursday in October to offer unique $5 signature cocktails. Visitors can enjoy music from DJ Empty Priest and guided tours of the current exhibitions: Call For Entries and Bloom Projects: Ro Snell, All that is left.

Santa Barbara County Vintners' Association Celebration, Saturday October 12th

Santa Barbara County 
Celebration of Harvest Weekend
October 11 - 14

The Celebration of Harvest Weekend, our annual celebration of the year's bounty, where vintners take a break from the vineyards and cellars to pour their wines and share harvest tales. The highlight of the Columbus Day weekend is the Celebration of Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 12 at the Rancho Sisquoc Winery in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine County in Santa Maria Valley, where more than 100 Santa Barbara County wineries gather to present their wines, often poured by the winemakers themselves. The Festival also presents some of the best local food from restaurants, catering companies and gourmet food creators.
Throughout the weekend select wineries host their own events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, ranging from winemaker dinners through library tastings and sales to new wine releases and barrel tastings.
A favorite feature of the weekend is the Vintners' Visa - your passport to complimentary wine tastings at twelve winery tasting rooms - use the Vintners' Visa to explore new wineries - or revisit old friends. The Vintners' Visa can be used on all four days of the long weekend - Friday October 11th through Monday October 14th. It is a great value at only $35 per person!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Pianos on State Street October 10-21

The Miro inspired Piano, painted by local artists, inlcuding my
friend Judy Nilsen, second from right.

Fourth Annual Pianos on State
is a collaborative musical experiment
coinciding with the
2013 New Noise
Festival & Conference

October 10-21
9 am-9 pm
12 pianos all painted by local artists

Anyone who wants can "tickle the ivories"
The goal is to simply let people enjoy music.
It is a community project and the more people who 
participate the better.
Last year I watched a very senior lady (her daughter
said she was in her mid eighties) sit down
at the yellow piano in front of BofA in the 
800 block of State Street and gleefully
entertain a gathering crowd!

Friday, October 4, 2013

27th Avocado Festival in Carpinteria, Friday October 4th-Sunday October6th

Friday, October 4 • 11am - 10pm 
Saturday, October 5 • 10am - 10pm 
Sunday, October 6 • 10am - 6pm


About the California Avocado Festival ®

As AVOFEST™ prepares for its 27th year, much has stayed the same since our first festival, but much has also changed. One of the most significant additions to the AVOFEST™ is our fierce commitment to going green, and we are not just talking avocados.
Map of 800 Linden Avenue
By partnering with the wonderful people at E.J. Harrision, we were able to reach our incredible 100% Overall Diversion goals at the 2012 Festival! This is a strong testament to E.J. Harrison's commitment to their company motto, "Service is Everything." Thank you E.J. Harrison!
• • The Festival is a No Styrofoam Zone
• • Biodiesel is used for Festival Generators
• • Boast a 100% Overall Diversion Rate! (2012)
• • The Festival Honors the City'’s Ordinance on Outdoor Smoking
The California Avocado Festival is one of the largest free music festivals in California with over 75 acts on four stages.
Festie follows AVOFEST™ Rules. Please be a Festie!
• • No Family Pets - Free Doggie Daycare will be run by volunteers from Deserving Dogs Rescue and Rehabilitation group. It is located at 5100 Carpinteria Ave, under the Torrey Pine. Saturday and Sunday only. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.


800 Linden Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013
Fax: (805) 684-0011 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Architecture Tours by the Santa Barbara Chapter of AIA, Saturday October 5; 10 am - 4 pm

ArchitecTours 2013

This year's theme "Urban Living Santa Barbara" demonstrates the benefits of an urban lifestyle in Santa Barbara. Projects for this Tour include multi-family, single-family urban infill, mixed use, and live-work housing in the Santa Barbara area. Projects selected for Architec Tours demonstrate thoughtful planning and design, and appropriate use of products and materials.
AIA ArchitecTours–Urban Living Santa Barbara will be on Saturday, October 5 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $55 for AIA members, students and seniors and $65 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased here.
Once you've purchased your ticket, print your ticket receipt and bring it to AIA Santa Barbara to pick up the Tour map/ ticket brochure Wednesday through Friday (October 2-4). This is your ticket to all tour locations and will be required upon arrival at each site and the after-tour reception. You may also pick up your ticket on the morning of the tour from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location and times of map/ brochure pick-up:
AIA Santa Barbara - 229 East Victoria Street (at corner of Garden Street), Santa Barbara Wednesday October 2-4 and Saturday 10/5 from 9:30 am – 11am.
Tour Details:
This is a self-guided tour. Many of the properties are within walking distance of each other, or they are a short drive apart. You are free to see the properties in any order you choose, and you are free to decide how much time to spend at each property. Depending on your schedule, you may not see all the properties. 
• Smoking is not permitted at any of the projects or on the project grounds.
• Photography is not permitted at any of properties.
• We advise wearing comfortable shoes - please no high-heels.
• Restrooms are available at select locations. Details will be provided in your tour booklet.
• There are no accommodations for disabled access at any of the properties.
Thank you again for your support of AIA Santa Barbara and your interest in architecture. We look forward to welcoming you on Saturday, October 5 and hope you enjoy 2013 AIA ArchitecTours Santa Barbara.