Join the Santa Barbara Symphony for an evening full of music and visual wonder.
THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! The Tony®, Grammy® and Academy® Award-winning story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its world-renowned score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.
What started out small, the Santa Barbara Film Festival has become a premier showcase for Hollywood movies.
Through astonishing acrobatics, aerial stunts and dynamic dance movement, the artists build an intergenerational bridge between past and present, then and now. “The collective virtuosity of this troupe is something to see
Japan’s legendary drum ensemble Kodo is the world’s foremost professional taiko company. Exploring the limitless possibilities of the Japanese taiko drum, Kodo is forging new directions for this vibrant living art form through its unstoppably energetic, intricately designed and meticulously choreographed performances.
This February the Santa Barbara Symphony returns to a work it co-commissioned more than a decade earlier, acclaimed composer Joseph Schwantner’s enchantingly delicate Chasing Light.
The 1904 women’s suffrage operetta is set in Newport, Rhode Island and features beautiful melodies, sweeping orchestrations, grand costumes and comedic turns that will delight audiences young and old. Both performances by the award-winning UCSB Opera Theatre students will be performed in English.
Evita combines Latin music, pop, jazz and musical theatre styles that have captivated audiences for over 40 years
Attention foodies, get your forks ready for Santa Barbara Restaurant Week
Direct from Walt Disney Concert Hall, Snarky Puppy comes to Santa Barbara with an irresistible mix of funk, fever and finesse. T
The Russian National Orchestra was founded by Mikhail Pletnev in 1990 as a courageous demonstration of artistic freedom during the Soviet regime and has risen to the pinnacle of the classical music world;
Each week the farmers in the marketplace display a colorful bounty of agricultural products grown right in our backyard. Seasonal diversity is available year-round, rain or shine. Music and entertainment liven the markets while creating a positive ambiance. Come shop and socialize. Various locations around town: http://www.sbfarmersmarket.org/
A handful of fishermen can be found on the City Pier (opposite Brophy's) every Saturday selling crab, rockfish, ling cod, black cod, halibut, urchin, abalone (sustainably farmed), and other catch of the day items - with unbeatable prices
Hours - 6:00 - 11:00 AM every Saturday, year round
1st Thursday is an evening of art and culture in downtown Santa Barbara. On the first Thursday of each month, participating galleries and art-related venues offer free access to visual and performing art in a fun and social environment from 5-8pm. 1st Thursdayvenues feature attractions such as art openings, live music, artists' receptions, lectures, wine tastings and hands-on activities.
Experience Santa Barbara—its architecture and its past—in a unique and personal way. Join us in a small group walking tour of the downtown area. Led by highly knowledgeable docents of the Architectural Foundation, the tour focuses on architectural styles, significant and historic buildings, aesthetics, past and present building usage, and landscape history. Discover why Santa Barbara is called “The American Riviera,” and why the News Press lauds our educational walkabouts.
We’ll lead you to hidden courtyards, secret fountains and original adobes. Photographic opportunities abound and our leisurely pace invites relaxed enjoyment. View at first hand varying architectural traditions and appreciate up close Santa Barbara’s hallmarks: hand-made tiles, wrought iron detailing, stonework, balconies, doorways, arches and fragrant plantings.
Adjacent City lot parking is available for both tours. The tours are an easy walking stroll. Bring your camera and friends. All are welcome, including children, but please know that the tour is two hours long of walking with lots of detailed information. Children under 12 are free but must be accompanied by an adult. Please, no strollers.