July 20, 7:30 p.m. and 22, 8:30 p.m. Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
Following the lives of three Ziegfeld girls played by Judy Garland, Lana Turner, and Hedy Lamarr, this film gives a dose of Forties sentimentality to the “Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance!—The Great American Musical on Film series.”
Music Academy of the West presents one of the world’s premier string ensembles.
July 21, 22, 23, and 31 As You Like It
Join in for some fun under the summer stars as the Central Coast Shakespeare Festival presents this delightful romantic comedy.
July 23, 8 p.m. Conductor Daniel Hege at Concerto Night
Music Academy of the West presents one of the finest young conductors in the U.S. who serves as music director of the Syracuse and Wichita symphonies.
July 23, 5-10 p.m. Fiesta del Museo
Enjoy dinner and dancing under the stars to the sensational sounds of salsa band Somos Son. Also, check out the exclusive silent and live auctions as you sip on wine and cocktails. Fiesta attire encouraged.
July 23, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Preserving the Harvest
The first of three such classes dedicated to teaching the community how to preserve foods, this class focuses on jams and jellies.
July 23, 8 p.m. Hat Check Girl at Trinity Backstage
Hat Check Girl, the new collaboration between veteran songwriters Annie Gallup and Peter Gallway, will play selections from their debut recording, Tenderness, which showcase the band’s literate songwriting, spooky ambiance, and hypnotic delivery. For information and reservations call 805/962-2970.
July 23, 6- 10 p.m., Tribute to Ernie Brooks
Local marine photography pioneer Ernest Brooks II will be honoring at the unveiling of his Legend of the Sea sculpture in a benefit for the Historical Diving Society.
July 24, 5-8 p.m. Auction for the Arts
Focus on the Masters presents their collection of rare documentation, objects and master’s art from the archives.
July 24, 29 and 30 The Comedy of Errors
The Central Coast Shakespeare Festival presents one of Shakespeare’s earliest and funniest plays. Grab friends and a picnic basket and follow this wild ride of mistaken identity as two identical twins, who were separated at birth, meet again.
July 27, 7:30 p.m. and 20, 8:30 p.m. The Gang’s All Here (1943)
A part of the “Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance!—The Great American Musical on Film series,” this was Alice Faye’s last musical and director Busby Berkeley’s first color picture.
July 28, 7:30 p.m., Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists are Changing American Cities Author Jeff Mapes
FREE, Faulkner Gallery at Santa Barbara Public Library
July 28-30, 8 p.m. The Exonerated
The true story of six wrongfully convicted survivors of death row in their own words, this play moves between first-person monologues and scenes set in courtrooms and prisons as the six interwoven stories paint a picture of an American justice system gone horribly wrong and of six brave souls who persevered to survive it.
July 29, 7 p.m. Preview Meeting for Carpinteria Chamber of Commerce Autumn Trip to Hong Kong and Thailand
Spots are still open. Come to the Curious Cup Bookstore (929 Linden Ave., Carpinteria) to learn more about the Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong and Thailand trip November 9-18.
The Arts Fun in collaboration with the William T. Colville Foundation presents this art exhibition fundraiser in support of the Colville Foundation. The show features the Colville Foundation’s annual grant winners, including Lise Lange and Jason Ellers. Works on display include textile art to shoe design and oil paintings. The exhibition runs through October 30.
July 30, 3 p.m. A Vocal Masterclass with Marilyn Horne
Director of the Music Academy of the West’s Voice Program, Marilyn Horne shows audiences how to fit notes and words together to take the audience straight to the core of a song.
July 30 and 31 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Greek Festival
Opa! Enjoy the simple pleasure of life in a Greek village without leaving Santa Barbara. Presented by Santa Barbara’s Greek Orthodox Church, the festival offers dancing to live Greek music, shopping in the agora marketplace and tasting authentic food and homemade pastries.
July 30, 4-6 p.m. Free Dance Workshop with Dare Kids to Dance
Learn salsa and hip hop at the Santa Barbara Dance Center, 127-A W. Canon Perdido St. Free to all kids aged 10-20.
July 30, 4-7 p.m. St. Mark’s Cellar Classic, Los Olivos
Rare and Fine Wines for Auction including a one-of-its-kind 18-liter bottle of St. Mark’s 2009 Syrah Blend has been created by vintner Brooks Firestone. To receive an invitation and purchase tickets , contact Steve Pepe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805/735-7867 or call the church office at 805/688-4454.
July 30, 2 and 7 p.m. You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Santa Barbara Children’s Theatre presents an encore performance of this much beloved classic. After having an extremely successful run in Santa Barbara, this production has extended and gone “on the road” to Carpinteria.
July 31, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fairview Gardens Volunteer Day
Meet at the farm stand and bring the entire family for a wonderful day of work on the farm. Lunch will served. Please bring water, hats, sturdy shoes, gloves and general farm tools if you have any. Contact Sharon@FairviewGardens.org or call 805/967-7369 for more information.