• Microscope Toy Theater, Still from A Real Elephant, 2010, Courtesy the Artist.

    Editor’s Pick for Fall: On Edge Festival

    Sep 1

    Thanks to support from National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara‘s (MCASB) popular Forum Lounge celebrates its 10th anniversary evolution into On Edge Festival, a four-day extravaganza of performance art,...

  • Villa Di Serenita, photo by Patricia Houghton Clarke

    Architecture as Fine Art: Villa Di Serenita

    Sep 1

      Story by Jane Ellison • Photographs by Patricia Houghton Clarke  “It’s my intent that every house I design appears to have occupied the site forever.” —Michael DeRose Driving up the winding road to Nancy and Bill Kimsey’s home feels as...

  • Lindsey Ross, photo by Mercedes Lowe

    The Great Santa Barbara Tintype Revival

    Sep 1

      Story by Fred Nadis Lana, a slender woman in a red dress, Darrick, her bearded companion, and their brown Labrador dog, Jay Brown, find their way through the large chain-link gate into Santa Barbara’s only time machine—aka “La Chambre...

  • Jill Cloutier harvests Santa Barbara Aquaponics tomatoes. Photo courtesy Santa Barbara Aquaponics.

    Sustainable SEASONS | Adventures in Aquaponics

    Aug 28

    By Sigrid Wright Aquaponics [ak-wuh-pon-iks]: a food production system that combines conventional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. In the middle of a Stage 2...

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Arthritis Foundation’s Taste of the Town Fundraiser

Aug 29

  Arthritis Foundation celebrates its 33rd Annual Santa Barbara Taste of the Town on September 7 at Riviera Park Garden from noon – 3 p.m. The event features 80...

Just one of the main courses Michael Glazer of Mission Rose Pasta offers during his weekend dinners. Courtesy James Johnson.

Santa Barbara Organic Kitchen Cooks Up Local Treats

In the past few years, the trendy cultural arena in Santa Barbara known as the Funk Zone has been a magnet to hip travelers and locals...

Aug 24

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Cocktail Corner: Farewell to Tiki Tuesday Luau

  A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Get out those Hawaiian shirts and leis, Finch & Fork is hosting a...

Aug 22

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Celebrate Sideways Movie 10th Anniversary at Merlot Taste-Off! Event in Solvang

Aug 31

Solvang is calling all wine aficionados to participate in the Merlot Taste-Off event on September 13 as a tribute to the movie Sideways. The event pays homage to wine...

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Cocktail Corner: My Happy Dance-worthy List

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg We’ve got a long, Labor Day weekend ahead of us,...

Aug 29

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Arthritis Foundation’s Taste of the Town Fundraiser

  Arthritis Foundation celebrates its 33rd Annual Santa Barbara Taste of the Town on September 7 at Riviera Park...

Aug 29