August Datebook and Cultural Events Calendar

Posted on Jul 25 by SEASONS Magazine

SEASONAL EVENTS, HAPPENINGS AND THINGS TO DO FOR AUGUST 2017

Through Aug. 20

Nell Campbell: About Face

Image: Mardi Gras Indian in Treme Neighborhood, Mardi Gras, New Orleans, LA  2006, color photograph, 36 x 48".

Image by Nell Campbell: Mardi Gras Indian in Treme Neighborhood, Mardi Gras, New Orleans, LA  2006, color photograph, 36 x 48″.

For more than 40 years, photographer Nell Campbell has documented the people and places she encounters in the everyday, on her travels and at the political gatherings she frequents. | UCSB Art, Design & Architecture Museum, 552 University Rd., 805/893-2951, museum.ucsb.edu.

Through Aug. 20

Free Play

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara commissioned acclaimed design expert Alexandra Cunningham Cameron to curate this exhibition, which centers around the idea of play as an influential actor in the design process, producing work that intimately reveals our drive toward novelty and upends traditional notions about the role of design in our lives. Featuring contemporary furniture, architecture, artworks and objects from an international selection of designers, architects and artists, the exhibition shares each creator’s alternate view of the world through objects that appropriate childhood motifs, employ satire and generate form through chance. | Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, 653 Paseo Nuevo, 805/966-5373, mcasantabarbara.org.

Through Aug. 20

You Are Going On a Trip

You Are Going On A Trip brings together a selection of highlights from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s wide-ranging collection of modern and contemporary prints. | Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St., 805/ 963-4364, sbma.net.

Through Sept. 3

In the Saddle

In the Saddle: Horses, Santa Barbara, and the Way of the West presents the history of our region’s equestrian culture—its origins, craft, practitioners and most importantly, its beauty. | Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sun. noon – 5 p.m., Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra St., 805/966-1601, santabarbaramuseum.com.

Through Nov. 15

Lotusland: Japanese Lantern Exhibit

Ishi Doro of Lotusland, courtesy of Lotusland

Madame Ganna Walska began the creation of her Japanese garden in the 1960s with her gardener/designer, Frank Fujii and stonemason Oswald Da Ros, at a time when relations between the United States and Japan were warming and the Japanese aesthetic was favored once again in American garden and estate design. True to her penchant for collecting, Walska amassed more than 30 Japanese stone lanterns, or ishi-doro, to embellish her Japanese stroll garden. The Ishi-Doro of Lotusland exhibit remains in place until the Japanese garden renovation is completed, when the ishi-doro will be returned to their original positions in the garden. Visits are by reservation only, Lotusland, 805/969-9990, lotusland.org.

Aug. 2

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

James Bond woos the mob boss’s daughter and goes undercover to expose a germ warfare plot that could kill millions. It all takes place in the Swiss Alps and involves beautiful women from around the world. This film is part of the UCSB Arts and Lectures summer film series “007: Bond, James Bond.” | 7:30 p.m., UCSB Campbell Hall, ucsbartsandlectures.ucsb.edu.

Aug. 2 Through 6

93rd Annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta

Old Spanish Fiesta Days, courtesy KCLU

Old Spanish Fiesta Days, courtesy KCLU

A celebration of Santa Barbara’s unique history and culture, Fiesta brings locals and out-of-towners alike to the streets of Santa Barbara for Spanish and Mexican-American foods, vibrant performances, a rodeo, El Desfile Des Los Ninos (children’s parade) and El Desfile Historico (historical parade)—plus a whole lot of confetti eggs. | Various Santa Barbara locations, 805/ 962- 8101, oldspanishdays-fiesta.org.

Aug. 6

Diana Krall, courtesy photo

Diana Krall, courtesy photo

Diana Krall is a five-time Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer. Concert-goers also receive a free copy of her new album, Turn Up the Quiet. | 7 p.m., Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St., 805/962-7411, sbbowl.com.

Aug. 9 and 11

The Spy Who Loved Me

James Bond investigates the hijacking of British and Russian submarines carrying nuclear warheads with the help of a KGB agent whose lover he killed. This film is part of the UCSB Arts and Lectures summer film series “007: Bond, James Bond.” | 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at UCSB Campbell Hall, 8:30 p.m. on Friday at SB County Courthouse, ucsbartsandlectures.ucsb.edu

Aug 16 and 18

GoldenEye

James Bond teams up with the lone survivor of a destroyed Russian research center to stop the hijacking of a nuclear space weapon by a fellow agent who was believed to be dead. This film is part of the UCSB Arts and Lectures summer film series “007: Bond, James Bond.” | 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at UCSB Campbell Hall, 8:30 p.m. on Friday at SB County Courthouse, ucsbartsandlectures.ucsb.edu.

Aug. 19

Bryan Ferry

From his earliest recordings at the beginning of the 1970s, Bryan Ferry has taken his place as one of the most iconic and innovative artists to emerge in popular music. | 8 p.m., Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St., 805/962-7411, sbbowl.com.

Aug. 23 and 25

Skyfall

Bond’s loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. While MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. This film is part of UCSB Arts and Lectures’ summer film series “007: Bond, James Bond.” | 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at UCSB Campbell Hall, 8:30 p.m. on Friday at SB County Courthouse, ucsbartsandlectures.ucsb.edu

Aug. 25

Young the Giant

Young the Giant, courtesy photo of David Vincent Wolf

Young the Giant, courtesy photo of David Vincent Wolf

Young the Giant celebrates the release of its third studio album, Home of the Strange, this summer on a tour featuring Cold War Kids and Joywave. | 6 p.m., Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St., 805/962-7411, sbbowl.com.

Aug. 25 Through 27

2017 Central Coast Wine Classic

Enjoy five days filled with wine tastings, symposiums, a rare-wine dinner, a wine and lifestyle auction, tours and more at the Central Coast Wine Classic, returning for its 32nd year with various events throughout the Central Coast. | Various venues, 805/ 544-1285, centralcoastwineclassic.org.

Aug. 26

Pacific Pride Festival

Pacific Pride Festival builds community, fosters visibility, celebrates gender diversity and raises funds for LGBTQ+ programs and services in Santa Barbara County. | 11 a.m.7 p.m., Chase Palm Park, 323 E. Cabrillo Blvd., pacificpridefoundation.org.

 

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