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    SBIFF Movie List

    Jan 29

    The Santa Barbara International Film Festival features exciting, culturally enlightening, and entertaining programming and sidebars. 197 films from around the world will be brought together to form an incredibly unique and diverse festival experience....

  • Desert Dancer stars Tom Cullen, left, and Reece Ritchie and the U.S. premiere at the opening night of Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Photo by Amy Barnard.

    Red Carpet Photos: “Desert Dancer” Premiere at SBIFF Opening Night

    Jan 28

    The opening night of the 30th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival featured the world premiere of Desert Dancer. The film is a beautiful, haunting and relevant journey into the recent history of Iran. The story, based on a true story, is...

  • Benchmark Eatery, photo by Arna B.

    EAT: New Restaurant Round-Up

    Jan 28

    By Nancy Ransohoff Rev up your winter by checking out a raft of new restaurants sprinkled around town from Goleta to the Mesa.  Hitting the mark in downtown dining is Benchmark Eatery (1201 State St., 805/845-2600, benchmarkeatery.com), located in the...

  • Outstanding directors to be honored by SBIFF, courtesy photo.

    SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL HONORS OUTSTANDING DIRECTORS OF THE YEAR

    Jan 27

    As part of the 30th Anniversary celebration, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival will expand its ever popular director’s panel into the Outstanding Directors of the Year Award, presenting to some of the most talked about and innovative...

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Benchmark Eatery, photo by Arna B.

EAT: New Restaurant Round-Up

Jan 28

By Nancy Ransohoff Rev up your winter by checking out a raft of new restaurants sprinkled around town from Goleta to the Mesa.  Hitting the mark in downtown dining...

Film Feast illustration courtesy Visit Santa Barbara

SBIFF Film Feast Returns with 12 Days of VIP Experiences

Santa Barbara's fifth annual Film Feast returns from January 27 to February 7, offering 12 straight days of VIP access to the top...

Jan 25

Health and Fitness Expert Nora Tobin appears as part of Santa Barbara Public Market's New Live Well Series (courtesy photo).

Live Well @ the Santa Barbara Public Market this January!

To kick off the year right, Public Market hosts Health & Wellness series  With the start of a new year comes the chance to reboot,...

Jan 22

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Film Feast illustration courtesy Visit Santa Barbara

SBIFF Film Feast Returns with 12 Days of VIP Experiences

Jan 25

Santa Barbara's fifth annual Film Feast returns from January 27 to February 7, offering 12 straight days of VIP access to the top libations and dining offerings as...

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Cocktail Corner: A Toast to Downton Abbey

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg   One of my favorite television shows recently had a...

Jan 23

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Cocktail Corner: Everything You Need to Know About Molecular Mixology

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg Want to know about Molecular Mixology? Here's the real...

Jan 16