Last week I got a preview of MichaelKate’s new exhibit featuring Santa Barbara based artists John Carlander and Thomas Van Stein, along with Norman Lundin from Seattle and Hilary Baker from Los Angeles. Continue reading ‘Bright Lines and the Void Opens Friday at MichaelKate in the Funk Zone’
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With this endowment, the Chrismans will fund a permanent Executive Directorship for The Granada, making it possible for the SBCPA to not only ensure the best leadership possible for the theatre but to also strengthen partnerships within the local performing arts community.
Sarah has been the SBCPA’s board president since 2009 and, as a founding board member, has served the organization in various roles for more than a decade. She also has a place on the Board of Opera Santa Barbara, and works as the chief financial officer of the Warren and Katharine Schlinger Foundation, an L.A.-based nonprofit. Roger, who has served as director and commodore of Santa Barbara Yacht Club, also worked for several years as treasurer of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, where he still serves as a director. Both he and Sarah are the sole trustees of the Schlinger Chrisman Foundation.
“Sarah and Roger are both true visionaries,” says Kristi Newton, director of development for The Granada, in a written statement. “Their gift will help ensure the long-term sustainability and vitality of The Granada Theatre for the benefit of current and future generations.”
In addition to their million-dollar donation, the Chrismans have also helped acquire the Granada’s new Digital Cinema. This state-of-the-art digital projection system and 4K film experience is the first of its kind on California’s Central Coast, and will begin programming in the fall. Thanks to Sarah and Roger Chrisman, The Granada Theatre’s reputation as a centerpiece of Santa Barbara’s lively performing arts community will continue to flourish in the coming years.
Calling all conscious creators!
Santa Barbara is looking for emerging entrepreneurs with worthwhile causes to join the new Meet Your Makers sustainable design and artisan market. The first market will take place at Plaza Veracruz in Downtown Santa Barbara on July 6, and the following dates of the market will be July 20; August 3, 17 and 31; and September 14.
If you or your friends are creators trying to make the world a more healthy, ethical and environmentally friendly place, then the Meet Your Makers market is the place to be. It is the market for local artisan businesses that are also making environmental and social contributions.
Meet Your Makers is taking applications from vendors in the Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura areas for the summer season now! To find out more information or to apply, visit the Meet Your Makers website.
-Alexis O. Kafkis
With the announcement of the 2013 Family Business Awards in Pacific Coast Business Times, oenophiles everywhere swelled with pride. The annual Family Business Awards recognize companies with two or more family members actively involved as owner-managers. One of these awards was bestowed upon Sam and Shawnda Marmorstein, owner-managers of Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café.
The restaurant (and its wine list) quickly outgrew its humble beginnings as a simple café in 1995. In 2001, the Marmorsteins added the Wine Merchant store, and the restaurant’s previously paltry two-item wine list expanded to encompass 500 wines.
Since then, Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café has continually provided the opportunity for fine dining (with great wine pairings!) to Santa Barbara County residents, acting as a distribution hub for the surrounding wine country vineyards.
Consider heading up San Marcos Pass and making a stop at Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café for a delicious dinner and some wine pairings. According to founder and owner Sam Marmorstein, “When a guest walks through our doors, it is the job of every employee to make them feel like they are a guest in their own home.” Swing on through and see for yourself the service and atmosphere deserving of county recognition.
May 23, 5:30–9:30 p.m. Downtown Art & Wine Tour
Food and wine overflow at this yearly event where participants take their logo wine glasses on a self-guided tour of several downtown venues, sampling bounty along the way. End the tour with the final party at Santa Barbara Historical Museum. Several downtown locations.
Imagine this: a volunteer-based educational program completely free from government funding. Sounds too good to be true, right?
Because of state budget cuts, Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) had to cut the adult education program, but the upside of this is that, in September, SBCC will embark on a brand-new enterprise: SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL), a new prototype for education.
Spearheaded by Dr. Jack Freelander and newly appointed executive director Andrew Harper, CLL is becoming a reality, thanks to the devotion of the people of Santa Barbara. “Let me tell you, I have never seen a college supported by a community with such a genuine and driving passion for education. The CLL will offer adults of all ages in the Santa Barbara community diverse and affordable lifelong learning opportunities,” says Harper. Continue reading ‘Realizing the Lifelong Dream: Center for Lifelong Learning’
Memorial Day is an all-American holiday full of backyard BBQs and family fun. Although the Lobero Theatre may not be your neighbor’s backyard or cousin’s house, in the patriotic spirit they are hosting the best howdown in town with an evening of American folk music and a backyard BBQ buffet. The buffet will start at 5:30 p.m. with a delicious spread from Woody’s Bodacious BBQ, featuring oak-smoked chicken and tri-tip. Following the feast, The Lonesome Travelers in Concert take the stage at 7:30 p.m.
Already have Memorial Day plans? No worries! The Lonesome Travelers will play a second concert at Lobero on May 28 at 7:30 p.m. Continue reading ‘Get Full and Folky this Memorial Day with The Lonesome Travelers in Concert’
May 22, 3 p.m. Santa Barbara Scholarship Awards Ceremony
Come support students receiving scholarships at this event. The awards will take place at Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Garden.
Searching for a fun and comfortable place to eat, drink and mingle with friends? Look no further—come to Arlington Tavern!