• Marilyn Horne, courtesy photo

    Marilyn Horne Named “Honorary La Diva of Old Spanish Days”

    Jul 22

    Viva la Fiesta and Viva la Diva! This summer, The Music Academy of the West presents the 2014 Carmen Celebration; a special series of events in honor of the legendary opera singer Marilyn Horne’s 80th birthday. As part of this series, the Music Academy...

  • Olympic Gold Medalist Todd Rogers, courtesy Four Seasons The Biltmore Santa Barbara

    Todd Rogers + Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore = An Exclusive Extraordinary Experience

    Jul 21

    Looking for the summer adventure of a lifetime (or the perfect gift for the man or woman who has everything)?  Four Seasons has a new collection of exclusive Extraordinary Experiences, one of which takes place right here in our own backyard. Looking to...

  • Photo by Tara Scoville

    Rearview Mirror: The First Shall Be Last

    Jul 3

    Michael Hansen’s Video Shop Survives Industry Shake-Out Story by Nick Welsh Photos by Tara Scoville As ultimate survivors go, Michael Hansen makes an improbable candidate. Thirty-five years ago, he opened Santa Barbara’s very first video rental outlet....

  • A Ryan Lovelace-designed surfboard in action. Photo by Dylan Gordon

    First Person | Ryan Lovelace: In the Palms of His Hands

    Jul 2

    By Chuck Graham Surfer/shaper Ryan Lovelace, cloaked in foam dust, busily fine-tunes another RabbitsFoot, one of his signature designs that’s grown in popularity. The scent of resin wafts inside his shaping bay nestled near the Santa Barbara coastline, much...

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Celebracion de Los Dignatarios, Photo by Fritz Olenberger

Celebracíon de Los Dignatarios

Jul 24

There’s a Fiesta happening at the gardens of the Santa Barbara Zoo! Come honor Santa Barbara’s elected officials with live entertainment, dancing, mariachis,...

Courtesy of Old Spanish Days

90th Annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta

July 30-August 3 90th Annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta A celebration of Santa Barbara’s unique history and culture, Fiesta brings locals...

Jul 24

Santa Barbara Greek Festival, Photograph by Nell Campbell

Opa! Santa Barbara Greek Festival Time!

Go Greek for the weekend of July 26–27 at the Santa Barbara Greek Festival. Baklava, gyros and moussaka galore! This delicious annual...

Jul 22

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Celebracion de Los Dignatarios, Photo by Fritz Olenberger

Celebracíon de Los Dignatarios

Jul 24

There’s a Fiesta happening at the gardens of the Santa Barbara Zoo! Come honor Santa Barbara’s elected officials with live entertainment, dancing, mariachis,...

Pisco Sour, courtesy Blue Tavern

Pisco Day at Blue Tavern

The crew at Blue Tavern celebrates National Pisco Day (July 27) and Peruvian Independence Day (July 28) in style by...

Jul 23

Uptown Lounge is located on, you guessed it, upper State St. Photo courtesy https://www.facebook.com/uptownsb.

Cocktail Corner: Happy Anniversary to Uptown Lounge

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Believe it or not, the Uptown Lounge (3126 State St.) is...

Jul 18