Through Sep 2
Juxtaposition features the work of long-time colleagues R. Anthony Askew, Theresa Carter, Holli Harmon, Michael Irwin, Susan Tibbles and Dug Uyesaka. | Open daily from 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Santa Barbara Tennis Club, 2375 Foothill Rd., 805/682-4722, santabarbaratennisclub.com.
Through Sep 2
A Walk in The Woods
Enjoy a timely, emotionally charged, and humorous play about two nuclear arms negotiators during the Cold War. Performances are ongoing from August 18 to September 2. | Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo, 805/963-0408, centerstagetheater.org.
Through Sep 3
Sullivan Goss presents David Flores’s first solo show in seven years, in which he debuts his mural of Jean-Michel Basquiat painting a mural, as well as a gallery-exclusive print. | Sullivan Goss—An American Gallery, 11 E. Anapamu St., 805/730-1460, sullivangoss.com.
Through Sep 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. | Open 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, sbhistorical.org/in-the-saddle.
Through Sep 10
Bugs…Outside the Box
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is crawling with excitement as it presents its newest exhibit, Bugs…Outside the Box. | Open daily from 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta Del Sol, 805/682-4711, sbnature.org/exhibitions/3057.html.
Through Sep 10
Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night
William Shakespeare’s laugh-filled Twelfth Night plays under the stars at Solvang Festival Theatre. | 8 p.m., Solvang Festival Theatre, 420 2nd St., Solvang, 805/922-8313, pcpa.org.
Sep 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Happy Hour at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club
Enjoy happy hour with a beautiful view of the Santa Ynez Mountains, Pacific Ocean and spectacular grounds of Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, open to the public every Friday in September. | 4 p.m.–6 p.m., Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, 3300 Via Real, Carpinteria, 805/684-6683, sbpolo.com.
Sep 1–Sep 2
Kate Weare Company
DANCEworks welcomes Kate Weare as its 2017 Choreographer-in-Residence. This new project, performed with live music by Argentinian composer Gustavo Beytelmann, brings together artists from Argentinian tango and contemporary dance for a unique cross-pollination of disciplines, cultures and values. | 8 p.m., Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., 805/963-0761, lobero.org.
Sep 1–Sep 4
16th Annual Open Studios Tour
See The American Riviera like an insider this Labor Day Weekend. Enjoy traversing the neighborhoods and nearby communities of Santa Barbara in a relaxed atmosphere and converse with more than 40 professional artists about inspiration or styles. | Various Santa Barbara locations, santabarbarastudioartists.com.
Sep 3–Oct 29
Sunday Polo at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club
Enjoy an exciting day of good company and great polo competition at one of the most prestigious equestrian venues on the West Coast. | 2:30 p.m., Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, 3300 Via Real, Carpinteria, 805/684-6683, sbpolo.com.
Sep 8–Sep 9
Anaïs, A Dance Opera
Anaïs, A Dance Opera explodes on stage incorporating music, dance and visual projections into a cutting-edge stage production that explores and illuminates the engrossing life of famed diarist and literary figure Anaïs Nin. | 8 p.m., New Vic Theater, 33 W. Victoria St., 805/965-5400, etcsb.org.
Santa Barbara Yacht Club Charity Regatta benefiting Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care
This annual charity regatta benefits Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care, as more than 350 friends and supporters gather for a day of racing, spectacular boat rides, barbecue and live music—all for a good cause. | Noon, Santa Barbara Yacht Club, 130 Harbor Way, sbyc.org.
Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival
Fun for whole family, the Fermentation Festival celebrates the art of making traditionally fermented foods and beverages and also promotes local food and farming. | 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Rancho La Patera & Stow House, 304 N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta, sbfermentationfestival.com.
Taste of the Town
Featuring 80 of the finest local restaurants and Central Coast wineries, proceeds benefit local programs and services of Arthritis Foundation. | Noon-3 p.m., Riviera Park Garden, 2030 Alameda Padre Serra, arthritis.org/tasteofthetownsb.
Sketching in the Galleries: Shapes and Patterns
All skill levels are invited to experience the tradition of sketching from original works of art in Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s galleries. | 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St., 805/963-4364, sbma.net.
Mary Jane McCord Annual Book Sale
Planned Parenthood’s book sale is the largest used book sale in the tri-counties. Proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood’s programs. | Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, 805/687-0766, booksale.ppcentralcoast.org.
Camerata Pacifica Concert
Acclaimed chamber music ensemble Camerata Pacifica opens its 28th season in September with a remarkable trio of works by Pulitzer Prize-winner John Harbison and Russian composing titans Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich. | Hahn Hall, 1070 Fairway Rd., 805/893-3535, cameratapacifica.org
Granada Theatre Legends Gala
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts honors and celebrates Santa Barbara philanthropists Anne Towbes and the late Michael Towbes, beloved opera singer Marilyn Horne and Music Academy of the West at its 2017 Legends Gala. | 6 p.m., Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 805/899-2222, granadasb.org.
Dee Dee Bridgewater’s Memphis
Dee Dee Bridgewater has gone back to her beginning in Memphis, TN. Born in the city known for its pivotal part in American culture, music and civil rights struggle, the NEA Jazz Master and three-time –Grammy-winner was part of an American legacy. | 8 p.m., Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., 805/963-0761, lobero.org.
81st Annual Solvang Danish Days
Celebrate “Little Denmark” with Solvang’s annual Danish Days, a weekend of folk dancing, colorful costumes, delectable desserts, Hans Christian Andersen storytelling, parades and more. | Various locations throughout Solvang, solvangdanishdays.org.
Sep 15–Oct 1
August Wilson’s Fences
Closing PCPA’s 53rd season is Fences, August Wilson’s gripping Pulitzer and Tony award-winning masterpiece. | Marian Theatre, 800 S. College Dr., Santa Maria, 805/922-8313, pcpa.org.
Glow in the Park Benefit for Doctors Without Walls
This amazing experience features tethered balloon rides, a sunset dinner and live music to benefit the work of Doctors Without Walls (Santa Barbara Street Medicine), which provides free volunteer medical care for the most vulnerable people in Santa Barbara County. | 5 p.m., Elings Park, 1298 Las Positas Rd., sbglowinthepark.org.
Sings Like Hell: Sam Baker + Peter Case
Sam Baker is a man of few words. Always beautifully chosen and fully wrought. Each piece is imprinted with a theme: everyone is at the mercy of another one’s dreams, how beautiful are these days and talk about forgiveness. Peter Case is a Grammy-nominated American singer-songwriter and guitarist whose multi-decade career ranges from front man of ’80s jangle pop heroes Plimsouls to full-throated band leader and solo acoustic troubadour. | 8 p.m., Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., 805/963-0761, lobero.org.
26th Annual California Lemon Festival
When life gives you acres and acres of lemon trees, the only thing to do is celebrate the harvest with a festival—with lots of lemonade, of course! | 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Girsh Park, 7050 Phelps Rd. Goleta, lemonfestival.com.
Push Pull Taffy Performance
Push Pull parodies the line between art object and spectator, highlighting ideas of excess, overconsumption and the consumer’s pursuit of delectable pleasures. | 1 p.m., Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St., 805/963-4364, sbma.net.
Panel Discussion with Valeska Soares, Julie Joyce and Vanessa Davidson
Panel discussion with Santa Barbara Museum of Art co-curator Julie Joyce and Phoenix Art Museum co-curator Vanessa Davidson. | 2:30 p.m., Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Mary Craig Auditorium, 1130 State St., 805/963-4364, sbma.net.
Famed acoustic player Leo Kottke is known for a fingerpicking style that draws on blues, jazz and folk music. | 7 p.m., Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., 805/963-0761, lobero.org.
Sep 17–Dec 31
Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now
Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now brings together 49 artworks, consisting of installation, sculpture, photography and video, dating from the early 1990s to the present. Soares interweaves themes of love, desire, memory and time in her bodies of work. | Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St., 805/963-4364, sbma.net.
CEC’s Green Gala
This noteworthy annual event is the eco-chic party of the year, as well as an opportunity to hear how CEC (Community Environmental Council) works to preserve Santa Barbara’s unique way of life and to build a grass-roots movement that embraces both personal action and government accountability to create a resilient, green future worthy of the next generation. | 6:30 p.m., The Lark, 131 Anacapa St., 805/284-0370, cecsb.org/2017-green-gala.
BCRC Presents Le Cirque
If you crave a different kind of energy, a glamorous and exotic escape from life, join the fun and experience Le Cirque, a gala fundraiser benefitting The Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara. | 6 p.m., Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club, 1260 Channel Dr., bcrcsb.org.
Chamber on the Mountain Concert
Chamber On The Mountain (COTM) begins its 2017–18 season with a concert that presents the artistry of flutist Jill Felber, pianist Dianne Frazer and COTM’s own Heidi Lehwalder on harp. | 3 p.m., Logan House, 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd., Ojai, 805/646-9951, chamberonthemountain.com.
Santa Barbara Beautiful Annual Awards Ceremony
Join Santa Barbara Beautiful as it recognizes excellence in design and honors outstanding individuals in the community. | 4:30 p.m., Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd., 805/969-4726, sbbeautiful.org.
New Noise Fest & Numbskull Present Tycho
Tycho’s latest album, Epoch, features the evolution of bandleader Scott Hansen from a delicate solo performer into the iconic front man of a powerful multi-layered live band performing on the world’s largest stages. | 8 p.m., Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., 805/963-0761, lobero.org.
A Mexican-American world music superstar, Lila Downs is known for her opera-trained vocal range and her unique synthesis of indigenous Meso-American music with cumbia, soul, jazz and hip hop. | 8 p.m., Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
Sep 28 -30
Flamenco Arts Festival
The Flamenco Arts Festival is an excellent opportunity for Santa Barbara locals to learn about Spanish culture. | 7 p.m., Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., 805/963-0761, lobero.org.
Sep 29–Oct 1
¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara: Buyepongo!
The name Buyepongo means “to cause a ruckus,” which certainly describes the scene whenever this band launches into its dizzyingly energetic, instantly infectious rhythms with congas, guacharaca, accordion, bass, guitar, sax and fantastic vocals. Buyepongo’s mash-up influences from hip hop, punk, funk and jazz form a tropical blend of styles from across the Latin-American diaspora. | Buyepongo’s cumbia dance party and free events are at Isla Vista School, 6875 El Colegio Rd., Goleta, on Fri.; Guadalupe City Hall, 918 Obispo St., Guadalupe on Sat.; and Marjorie Luke, 721 E. Cota St., on Sun., facebook.com/VivaelArteSB.
All locations are in Santa Barbara unless otherwise noted. For complete event listings, visit sbseasons.com.