An impressive collection of top chefs and restaurants in Santa Barbara come together to help efforts to eliminate childhood hunger in our community. Guests will enjoy tastings from an array of wines and special dishes prepared by more than 25 of Santa Barbara’s top restaurants.
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May 19, 5–10 p.m. La Primavera
Help kick off the 2013 Fiesta season as El Presidente Josiah Jenkins unveils the 2013 Fiesta poster and pin. Learn about the plans and events for this year’s Fiesta Celebration as you enjoy delectable food, Mariachi’s, a live band and dancing.
Speaking of Stories presents a stew of spicy new stories by Nora Ephron, T.C. Boyle, Alice Walker and David Rakoff. Join the performers on the patio after the show for milk and cookies.
May 19, 3 p.m. ART | ARCHITECTURE ON FILM Series Presents Infinite Space: The Architecture of John Lautner
UCSB Arts & Lectures concludes its second ART | ARCHITECTURE ON FILM series with a screening of Murray Grigor’s Infinite Space: The Architecture of John Lautner, a documentary that traces the lifelong quest of visionary genius John Lautner to create “architecture that has no beginning and no end.”
You won’t have to wait until July to move to the sweet sounds of Tony Ybarra because Fiesta has come early! Throughout the month of May, look out for the pre-sale of Ybarra’s sixth album, Fiesta!, releasing June 1st, and get into the swing of the Fiesta season.
Finding a space where the sounds of Ybarra’s Latin guitar haven’t resonated is challenging. From earning a Masters in Music at USC and teaching UCSB, Westmont and SBCC students to being frequently featured on The Tonight Show, Dexter and Turner Classic Movies (not to mention playing for President Obama and Oprah), Ybarra’s talent is unbeatable.
As the premier music maestrofor Old Spanish Days, happening July 31-August 4, we will have the chance to see him live at the Santa Barbara Mission, Rancho La Patera and Stow House, Santa Barbara Zoo, Santa Barbara Historical Museum and El Paseo from Thursday to Sunday. Viva la Fiesta!
Santa Barbara has many festivals, sports events, bike races and marathons, but it only has one obstacle course race: the Crazy Fit Challenge (CFC)! This year’s Crazy Fit Challenge is on May 18, from 9 a.m. to noon at Elings Park.
The CFC is a 1.5-mile obstacle mud-run race that is designed to challenge both competitive athletes and fitness newbies alike. Obstacles are revealed the morning of, but have included climbing walls, tire flips and even slip ‘n’ slides in the past.
Yes, the challenge is competitive—but it’s only as hard as you make it! You can walk or run and complete the course once or repeat it up to four times. SB Training has been hosting the CFC for 5 years now, and the challenge has become known as the most fun race in town.
After the race, there will be a BBQ for all participants while awards are announced. So, how do you win this race? There are two ways to win. You can either have the biggest team to finish at least one lap or the fastest team to finish the four rounds.
Anyone can participate, but it is an especially great event for businesses! So, hurry! Gather a team of friends or co-workers and start practicing because the Crazy Fit Challenge is going to kick your booty!
For more information on CFC or to register for the challenge, visit the event website.
-Alexis O. Kafkis
May 18, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Adult Art Studio Class: A Painted Journal From Latin America
Learn to paint under the influence of artists from Mexico, Cuba and South America—strong, bold and linear to loose, sketchy and organic. Learn to approach quick studies with spontaneity and push through creative limitations by creating a journal.
May 18–19, 10 a.m. American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Santa Ynez
This 24-hour team event increases awareness of cancer in the community and raises money to support the programs and services of the American Cancer Society. The money raised saves lives by funding cutting-edge cancer research, early detection and prevention education, advocacy efforts and life-affirming patient services.
May 18–19 Mahler’s Resurrection
What better way to end Santa Barbara Symphony’s 60th-anniversary season than with a piece written for orchestra, mixed choir, two soloists, an organ, brass and percussion ensembles? Add Santa Barbara Choral Society and a number of other gifted singers, and this symphonic experience shouldn’t be missed.