• Hotel California, courtesy photo.

    Hotel California, “A Salute to the Eagles”

    Hotel California, “A Salute to the Eagles,” is coming to the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 21. Hotel California was founded in 1982, and has faithfully and accurately reproduced the sounds of the Eagles by blending...

  • Music Academy of the West, courtesy photo.

    Music Academy of the West 70th Anniversary Summer Festival

      Music Academy of the West (MAW) not only knows how to harmonize instruments and tunes, but also knows how to harmonize musicians around the country and abroad. Since 1947, MAW has been welcoming 137 full-scholarship recipients to study and perform...

  • Jeane Dentzel, “San Francisco," acrylic on canvas.

    Studio Artists Sampler at MichaelKate Interiors

    Whether you have had one too many at the boutique tasting rooms, enjoyed brunch at one of the many cafes, meandered through one of the various galleries or took selfies in front of the graffiti-decorated buildings, the Funk Zone has always been a place for...

  • Murphy serving as Old Spanish Days El Presidente. Photo courtesy Old Spanish Days.

    Rearview Mirror: Dwight Murphy

    Quiet Generosity on a Golden Steed By Cheryl Crabtree Santa Barbara celebrates its Spanish and early California roots in a huge way every August during Old Spanish Days Fiesta, a five-day festival with dance and musical performances, a rodeo and mercados...


Photo courtesy Explore Ecology.

Sip Wine, Listen to Music and Support Environmental Education

Jul 17

Get your lawn chair, a picnic, and dancing shoes ready as Buttonwood Farm Winery hosts their summer concert with Rockin’ Our Roots—Concert in the Vines on July...

Angel Oak Wine Cellar, LaFemme Photography, courtesy photo.

Cocktail Corner: Local Restaurants Earn Wine Spectator’s Top Honors

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic!  By Leslie Dinaberg As if there were any doubt that Santa Barbara County is Wine Country, Wine...

Jul 14


Community Evening of Ocean Awareness

Jul 22

It has been said that if you place a seashell by your ear, you can hear the sounds of the ocean; but unfortunately, many people do not listen to those sounds and...

Climate Change Film “Tomorrow” Screens

It’s the middle of summer, and you’ve been spending the past few weeks hiking in the mountains, surfing in...

Jul 21