Where People Create: Inside the Homes of Extraordinary Artists

    Written and photographed by Leela Cyd Santa Barbara, with both environmental and academic assets—the coastal breezes, surrounding mountains, big blue sea, energetic university and vibrant city college—has beckoned artists with its bounty and geography...


    Kurt Wenner: Master of Street Cred Classicism and Modern-Day Renaissance

    By Josef Woodard Each year, as May gives way to June and the Memorial Day weekend opens its portal to summer, one of the great Santa Barbara traditions unfolds at Santa Barbara Mission—or the pavement outside of the mission, to be exact. It is a tradition...

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    Immersed in Truth: Inside UCSB’s AlloSphere

    By D.J. Palladino We’re the best-kept secret in town,” laughs Dr. JoAnn Kuchera-Morin just before opening the plain door down from her office and into the AlloSphere. It’s clear she means that both she and her brainchild have been unfairly incognito in...

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    Cocktail Corner: Getting Pickled!

    A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg Here’s a fun challenge for home bartenders. Local amateur cocktail artists are invited to enter the Screamin’ Pickle Fermented Cocktail Competition. Co-sponsored by Cutler’s Artisan...


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Local Catch Festival at the Hungry Cat

Aug 24

The Hungry Cat Santa Barbara annual summer feast with Local Catch Festival is Sunday, Aug. 30 from 1–7 p.m. Owner/Chef David Lentz and Chef de Cuisine Peter Cham will...

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The Santa Barbara Wine Collective “Pop-Up Brunch”

The Santa Barbara Wine Collective presents the next installment of their “Pop-Up Brunch” series on Sunday, Aug. 30 at 11 a.m. Guest...

Aug 23


From Adam Barruch's Sweeney Todd rehearsal, photo by David Bazemore.

Santa Barbara DANCEworks Welcomes Adam Barruch Dance for Residency

Sep 1

Trailblazing New York City actor, dancer and choreographer Adam Barruch is joining Santa Barbara DANCEworks for their coveted 2015 residency (Aug. 31–Sept. 26) at the...


Editor’s Pick: Dane Goodman and Keith Puccinelli

Collaborations between artists Dane Goodman and Keith Puccinelli are always a treat, full of clever, thought-provoking...

Sep 1