SANTA BARBARA CERTIFIED FARMER’S MARKET - RECURRING WEEKLY ON SUNDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY
Feb
17
to Dec 9

SANTA BARBARA CERTIFIED FARMER’S MARKET - RECURRING WEEKLY ON SUNDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY

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: Sunday market in Goleta (Camino Real Marketplace, Storke Rd. & Hollister Ave.,10 AM-2 PM, Storke Rd. & Hollister Ave.), Tuesday market in downtown Santa Barbara (Lower State St., 4-7:30 PM Summer, 3-6:30 PM Winter), Thursday market in Goleta (Camino Real Center, 7040 Marketplace Dr., 3-6 PM), Friday market in Montecito (Coast Village Road Shops, 8-11:15 AM), and Saturday market in Santa Barbara (Downtown Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara St. & Cota St., 8:30 AM-1 PM).

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SOLO PIANO COMPETITION WINNER RECITAL TOURSOLO PIANO COMPETITION WINNER RECITAL TOUR
Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

SOLO PIANO COMPETITION WINNER RECITAL TOURSOLO PIANO COMPETITION WINNER RECITAL TOUR

Pianist Zhu Wang, winner of the Music Academy’s inaugural Solo Piano Competition in partnership with Steinway & Sons, will perform on a national tour in Santa Barbara, Beverly Hills, Chicago, and New York City. The recital features works by Bach, Brahms, Chopin, Nikolai Kapustin and a special world premiere by Timo Andres.

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FAMILY 1ST THURSDAYS
Mar
1
5:30 PM17:30

FAMILY 1ST THURSDAYS

Bring the whole family to enjoy 1st Thursday together in SBMA’s Family Resource Center, located across from the Museum Cafe on the Lower Level. Museum Teaching Artists are available to assist families in creating special exhibition-based art projects. Afterwards, enjoy the galleries until 8 PM.

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PUPPETPALOOZA
Mar
1
to Mar 4

PUPPETPALOOZA

For four days puppets will take over the city of Santa Barbara. The Santa Barbara International PuppetPalooza is a family-centric event (with plenty of night time fun for adults, too!) that includes two park celebrations and over twenty performances and events at venues throughout Santa Barbara. 

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K.D. LANG INGÉNUE REDUX TOURWITH SPECIAL GUEST SLAVA GRIGORYAN
Mar
6
8:00 PM20:00

K.D. LANG INGÉNUE REDUX TOURWITH SPECIAL GUEST SLAVA GRIGORYAN

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of her GRAMMY®-award winning, critically acclaimed album Ingénue, k.d. lang will bring a live performance of the platinum-selling record. Lang will perform songs from Ingénue – including the GRAMMY® -award winning hit “Constant Craving” – along with hits from her 2004 album Hymns of the 49th Parallel. At the Lobero Theater. 

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Orchid Show
Mar
9
to Mar 11

Orchid Show

The 73rd annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show pays homage to a family of flowering plants that boast 25,000 species, among which beauty is ubiquitous and uniqueness is commonplace.

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Early California through the Eyes of Women, 1815-1848.
Mar
21
to Mar 22

Early California through the Eyes of Women, 1815-1848.

In honor of Women’s History Month the Historical Museum will host a series of talks to inspire you.  Join us for a talk by Rose Marie Beebe and Robert Senkewicz, authors of the book Testimonios: Early California through the Eyes of Women, 1815-1848.

When in the early 1870s historian Hubert Howe Bancroft sent interviewers out to gather oral histories from the pre-statehood gentry of California, he didn’t count on one thing: the women. When the men weren’t available, the interviewers collected the stories of the women of the household—sometimes almost as an afterthought. These interviews were eventually archived at the University of California, Berkeley though many were all but forgotten.

Testimonios: Early California through the Eyes of Women, 1815-1848 presents thirteen women’s firsthand accounts from the days when California was part of Spain and Mexico. Having lived through the gold rush and seen their country change so drastically, these women understood the need to tell the full story of the people and the places that were their California.

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It's Magic
Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

It's Magic

America’s longest-running magic revue returns to the Lobero for shows at 2 PM and 6:30 PM to dazzle audiences with an all-new lineup of top illusionists direct from exotic showrooms and Hollywood’s famous Magic Castle. You won’t believe your eyes as top magicians perform incredible feats, from jaw-dropping sleight of hand and off-beat comedic magic to mind- boggling full stage illusions.

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Loggins & Messina: A Benefit Concert for a Friend
Feb
3
7:00 PM19:00

Loggins & Messina: A Benefit Concert for a Friend

 One of the most successful rock duos of the ‘70‘s, Kenny Loggins & Jim Messina come together for the first time since 2009 to perform a full evening of their classic acoustic and electric music, playing their timeless songs from the pages of the “Loggins & Messina” songbook. Join Kenny and Jimmy and band for this special benefit concert in support of a long time friend and dear band mate in need facing serious health issues. FREE

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Christmas Revels
Dec
15
to Dec 17

Christmas Revels

For our 10th anniversary season, Revels’ original show highlights Richard Henry Danas’ visit to Santa Barbara in 1836, when he attended a wedding of the De la Guerra family and wrote about it in Two Years Before the Mast

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Hallelujah Project
Dec
9
to Dec 10

Hallelujah Project

Back for the fifth year, Hallelujah Project returns with the family-friendly mix of holiday classics and seasonal favorites designed to delight audiences of all ages and kick off the season in magical, musical style.

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First Thursday
Dec
7
5:00 PM17:00

First Thursday

1st Thursday is an evening of art and culture in downtown Santa Barbara. On the 1st Thursday of each month, participating galleries and art-related venues offer free access to visual and performing art in a fun and social environment.

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MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY
Nov
30
to Dec 17

MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY

Spend the holiday season with your favorite “Pride and Prejudice” characters as they gather at Pemberley, the stately home of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy. In this imagined sequel to Jane Austen’s masterwork, the bookish and beau-less Mary Bennet is growing tired of her role as the obedient middle sister in the face of her siblings’ whirlwind romances. When the family gathers for Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and the chance to be the heroine of her own story. A clever and captivating comedy of manners that will delight Austen aficionados and new-comers alike!

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Manon by Jules Massenet by Opera Santa Barbara
Nov
3
to Nov 5

Manon by Jules Massenet by Opera Santa Barbara

Soft silks and delicious taffetas. Ropes of pearls against bare skin. Candlelight reflected in exquisite gilt mirrors. This is the boudoir world of rococo France, where a woman’s face is her fortune. Manon learns early that men will give her anything because she is young and beautiful. She’s happy to play the game, until she makes the fatal mistake of falling in love.

This scandalous story of love, lust and greed became an instant sensation in 18th Century Paris. We bring it to life once more in a sumptuous production featuring a large, talented cast and orchestra, and the most magnificent costumes we have ever put on the Granada stage.

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SB Symphony - Mozart in Dance
Oct
14
to Oct 15

SB Symphony - Mozart in Dance

The Santa Barbara Symphony opens the season with an exquisite weekend of the world’s most beloved composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, plus a ballet world premiere! Mozart’s miraculous final symphony is featured, in addition to the famed Requiem paired with chorus and all new choreography by William Soleau performed by State Street Ballet.

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Woody Allen's "Husbands and Wives"
Oct
5
to Oct 22

Woody Allen's "Husbands and Wives"

A world-premiere adaptation of Woody Allen’s 1992 groundbreaking film, which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Screenplay. A witty and urbane comic-drama, Husbands and Wives follows two couples, facing middle age squarely in the face, who find themselves questioning their faltering marriages. Woody Allen’s sardonic humor and razor-sharp insight permeate this story of frenetic coupling and un-coupling.

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