Through December 7 I’ve Got Levitation
Brian Scott Campbell—who recently joined Santa Barbara City College’s Art Department—exhibits his remarkable drawings in a solo show, I’ve Got Levitation. The space of these drawings is off-kilter and often fluctuates between being graphic and expressionistic; it is flattened, yet represents believable depth.
Through December 16 Bell, Book and Candle
A young, crafty and beguiling woman works her charms on her handsome upstairs neighbor. But they come from two different worlds: she’s a witch, he’s a mortal. A delightful holiday romantic comedy with a Beatnik sensibility, the play conjures up “Bewitched” for the stage.
Through December 19, Solvang Julefest
With 100 trees lighting up throughout the village and numerous events leading up to Christmas, Solvang’s Julefest has something for everyone. Events include a Holiday Wine About (Dec. 1), Tree Lighting Ceremony (Dec. 7), Julefest Parade (Dec. 8), Nativity Pageant (Dec. 15), Holiday Cheer Around the Village (Dec. 15) and Thir Wednesday’s Holiday Celebrations (Dec. 19).
Through December 22, Horny Toad‘s Holiday Gift Giving Program
Horny Toad, the Santa Barbara-based lifestyle apparel company, kick started the holiday season with the launch of its annual Holiday Giving Program. Horny Toad will team up with an organization each week to donate 20 percent of its profits!
Through December, 24 Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter‘s ”All I want for the Holidays is a Home of My Own”
Love animals? Many are lonely this holiday season! “All I Want for the Holidays is Home of My Own” is Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter’s recently launched campaign. Dedicated to keeping animals outside of their cold cages this Christmas and into warm and loving homes, SBCAS is offering hearty discounts on adoption fees through Monday, December 24.
Through December 31 Foodbank of Santa Barbara County Food & Funds Drive
Foodbank of Santa Barbara County’s annual Food & Funds Drive encourages local businesses to participate in the Food & Funds Drive Challenge by competing against other organizations to collect the most points for food, funds, and volunteer hours in support of Foodbank. In addition, the community is invited to host drives at schools, churches, clubs, etc. to benefit the Foodbank’s holiday distribution.
Through January 17 R. Nelson Parrish and Ruth Pastine On Exhibit at Cabana Home
New and recent work by Nelson Parrish and Pastine will be on display at Cabana home, including Nelson Parrish’s bio-resin translucent wall sculptures and Pastine’s pastel on paper drawings.
Through January 20 The Artful Recluse: Painting, Poetry, and Politics in 17th-Century China
This exhibition showcases nearly 60 paintings from an era of unrivaled historical drama and artistic achievement in China that spans the late Ming and early Qing dynasties. Adopting a novel thematic approach centered on the concept of yin, or reclusion, this presentation brings the viewer deeply into the world of the literati.
Through February 3, Meredith Brooks Abbott Exhibition
Sullivan Goss presents the gallery’s second solo exhibition for Santa Barbara’s best-selling plein-air impressionist, Meredith Brooks Abbott.
Through February 3, Sullivan Goss 4th annual 1oo Grand exhibition
100 works of art will be offered for $1,000 or less, an event conceived as a way to bring artists and collectors together for the holidays. The exhibition begins Saturday, December 1 and runs through Sunday, February 3.
December 1-2, 8 Light Up a Life with Hospice of Santa Barbara
Hospice of Santa Barbara invites families and friends to gather in Goleta (December 1), Santa Barbara (December 2) and Carpinteria (December 8) to celebrate the lives and memories of loved ones by illuminating a memorial tree with star decorations.
December 1-2, IJGT Pacific Coast Major
The West Coast’s top junior golfers compete in a two-day, 36-hole event at Sandpiper Golf Club, finishing up the fall season. This major is nationally ranked by Golfweek and Junior Golf Scoreboard.
December 1, 8 p.m. Noche de Flamenco
Flamenco dancers and music lovers unite for the grand opening of Noche de Flamenco, a new Center Stage Theatreevent where a rotating cast performs traditional flamenco dances each month.
December 1, 8 a.m.-noon Hike for AHA!
Enjoy a gorgeous morning hike along Romero Canyon Trail and raise money for AHA!, a local nonprofit that works with teens to develop character, conscience, empathy and emotional intelligence. AHA! works within local high schools and middle schools and runs daily after-school and intensive summer programs, teaching skills that are essential for success in life and for closing the achievement gap.
December 1, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. Rudolph
This extraordinary performance by Gustafson Dance begins with the birth of a young reindeer with an unfortunate nonconformity: a red blinking nose. Dancers from State Street Ballet Young Dancers will also be performing in the show.
December 1, 3-6 p.m. The Diana Basehart Foundation Fundraiser
The Diana Basehart Foundation will host a fundraiser to help elders and others with limited income care for their beloved pets.
December 1, 5–8p.m. Christmas, Candlelight and Cocktails at Casa del Herrero
A charming and graceful evening awaits as guests join Casa supporters at this elegant celebration that showcases the splendor of the historic Montecito estate when it’s decorated for the holidays.
December 1, 2-5 p.m. 2012 PEN Oakland Josephines Miles Awards Ceremony
Described by past California Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, as expansive, elevated, existential and jazzy, Santa Barbara author Melinda Palacio will receive the 2012 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for her debut novel, Ocotillo Dreams, on Saturday, December 1. The awards ceremony will take place at the Rockridge Library in Oakland.
December 1-2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
The Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace, which benefits the museum’s exhibits and educational programs, offers treasures from more than 50 countries around the world.
December 2-March 3 Tidepool Discoveries: Images from a Different Point of View
Macro-photographer Dan Harding combines technology and an unusual perspective to share his passion to protect and preserve tidepool wildlife.
December 2, noon- 3 p.m. Breast Cancer Resource Center Holiday Tea and Fashion Show
Honoring those who have been affected by breast cancer with an inspiring day of fashion and fun, this event benefits Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara. A fashion show featuring the latest styles of Coldwater Creek follows a delicious lunch and dessert/tea.
December 2, 2-4 p.m. Market Forays Holiday Spirits
Spend your afternoon learning to create beautiful custom wreaths, decorate a naturally festive table and prepare delicious finger foods with the team at Market Forays.
December 2, 1-4 p.m. Tribal Trust Foundation Presents: NATIVE GARDENS
Join Barbara Savage at a private home in Montecito for an afternoon of educational and ecological talks, with donations benefiting the Tribal Trust Foundation. A talented group of ecologically minded experts will discuss their particular ideas on how to best live in harmony with nature.
December 2, 2:30 p.m. A Taste for Business and the Business of Taste: A Collector and his Dealer in Late-Ming China
In a lecture by Timothy Brook, the audience discovers how the art market of the 1610s worked and how painter-calligrapher Li Rihua made it work for him.
December 2-March 13 Island Treasures: Artworks from the Santa Cruz Island Foundation
See the beauty of Santa Cruz Island as told through Dr. Carey Stanton’s collection of studies, sketches, drawings and small paintings, as well as other pieces collected by the Santa Cruz Island Foundation.
December 2, 1:00 p.m. Love, Loss and What I Wore
This play written by the late Nora Ephron depicts an older woman reminiscing about what she wore at milestones in her life. This performance also benefits Micheline Sakharoff Fund for Women Artists.
December 2, 10 a.m.-5 Snow Leopard Festival
More than 80 tons of snow will be fashioned into sledding runs, piled into a children’s play area and placed in exhibits for snow leopards, elephants and other animals to play with. Also enjoy snow-related arts and crafts, a visit from Santa and more.
December 2, The Last Wild Places: Mattias Klum
Through Klum’s camera lens, one receives a report on the state of our planet, marveling at the beauty of the natural world in striking photographs and high-definition video from his most recent expeditions to the world’s last wild places—including Africa’s Okavango Delta, Iceland’s glaciers and the rainforests of Southeast Asia.
December 2, 3:30 p.m. Advent Organ Series 2012
Come join in a spectacular celebration of the Advent and Christmas seasons, as the Trinity Episcopal Church features distinguished concert organist and choir director Kevin Rose. The event is located at 1500 State Street. For more information call 805/965-7419.
December 4, 1 p.m. Equal Access to Justice Luncheon Fundraiser
Support the work of Legal Aid Foundation’s efforts to provide high-quality legal services and equal access to justice for all by helping to raise funds for direct client services.
December 4, 5-7 p.m. Year End Grant Awards Party
The Fund for Santa Barbara announces the Fall 2012 Grant recipients and invites the community to celebrate the work of the fourteen community organizations at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club.
December 4, 8 p.m. Punch Brothers
Punch Brothers is the New York City-based quintet helmed by virtuoso mandolinist Chris Thile. Hailed as “…sophisticated, pop-y, kinetic and profound, all at once” (Vanity Fair), with a “…mystical alchemy of old-time music and contemporary sensibilities” (The New Yorker), the group is as virtuosic as it is freewheeling.
December 4, 8 p.m. Indonesia’s Jogja Hip Hop Foundation
Rapping across linguistic, musical and other borders, Indonesia’s foremost hip-hop crew stands squarely at the crossroads of global culture. The group effortlessly melds global and indigenous trance beats, Indonesian pop and gamelan music, and ancient Javanese poetry and literature.
December 5, 5:30 p.m. A Winter Offering
Opera of Santa Barbara highlights the talents of soprano Marcy Stonikas, who will perform operative music and holiday songs. She will be accompanied by Christopher Allen on the piano.
December 5, 8 p.m. Warren Miller’s Flow State
Warren Miller Entertainment showcases its 63rd film titled Flow State, which references a place of such singular focus and connection with the environment that the faster you ride, the slower time passes.
December 6, 5 p.m. Wilderness, Home
View photography of protected public lands at this artist reception, images which include Santa Barbara’s backcountry, and continuing up to Idaho and Washington, and even Alaska.
December 6, 5 p.m. Barbara Traub Book Signing: Desert to Dream
Burning Man attracts thousands of pilgrims and revelers from around the world to the Nevada desert at the end of every summer. Barbara Traub’s images portray this celebration of art and life that comes together in the spirit of spontaneous creativity and performance as she combines surreal elements and decisive moments with a dramatic sense of style.
December 6, 7:30 p.m. Gu-Zheng Artist Weishan Liu
This holiday season, the museum offers a special evening of Chinese music inspired by The Artful Recluse exhibition and featuring Weishan Liu, one of the world’s leading gu-zheng virtuosos.
December 6, 5–7 p.m. GENEVA- A Novel of International Intrigue Book Launch
Julia Michelle Dawson will showcase her new novel GENEVA- A Novel of International Intrigue at Coast 2 Coast. The book travels four continents and is a fast-paced global thriller— sure to be entertaining.
December 6-8, 7 p.m. and December 9, 2 p.m. Romeo and Juliet
This unconventional production by San Marcos High School’s Sheltered Theatre concerns the tragic story of two young lovers.
December 6, 8 p.m. Westmont’s “Motion/Emotion” Fall Dance Recital
More than 20 dancers will perform nine pieces choreographed by Westmont students and faculty members, Susan Alexander, Leah Benson and Christina Sanchez in the fall dance recital, ”Motion/Emotion.”
December 7–January 12 FUNK ZONE Artists 3-D
December 7, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara Community Leaders Luncheon
Join community leaders and Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara supporters to support and celebrate the importance of the foundation’s work in the lives of local students.
December 7, 5–7 p.m. Holiday Book and Art Fair at Ojai Museum
Start your holiday shopping at the Ojai Museum with a book and art fair featuring Ojai based writers and artists. Hot cider, wine and light fare create a warming holiday environment for browsing.
December 7, The Frontier of Impact Investing
Join Founder and CEO of Liberty & Justice, Chid Liberty, in a talk about the company, which creates and sustains jobs for Liberian women. Liberty & Justice is Africa’s first Fair Trade Certified apparel company.
December 7-January 31 Figoten Palmer Mark Uyesaka Exhibit
Two artists with roots in Santa Barbara (Dug Uesaka and Dana Mark) with two artists from Los Angeles (Gary Palmer and Sheldon Figoten) at MichaelKate to exhibit 40 pieces, many of them large scale works in a large room.
December 7, Art Zone SB
Three’s company! The Arts Fund, in collaboration with MichaelKate and Wall-Space Gallery, announce a three gallery opening: Art Zone SB, from 5-8 p.m.
December 8, noon “It’s a Wrap” and Jewelry Trunk Shows
Local fabric artist Caron Miller features her latest in scarves, wraps and capes, while Studio Ildiko introduces quality semi-precious gemstones, crystals and sterling silver—each handcrafted item presents the stones in their natural colors and shapes.
December 8, noon-3 p.m. “Story Painting”
In conjunction with the exhibition “Dreamkeepers: Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art,” this family event will teach about Australian culture and how to paint similar stories using techniques used by aboriginal artists.
December 8, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Holiday Artisan Bazaar
Shop local artisans while enjoying live music and performance art at Youth Interactive. This all-day event benefits local non-profit Youth Interactive as well as the Funk Zone.
December 8, 1-4 p.m. Tribal Cup Equestrian Event
The Tribal Trust Foundation hosts an equestrian event with several award-winning horse trainers and equestrians to raise money for their Maya Project, whose goal it is to empower women and children in Mexico.
December 8, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Worm Composting Workshop
Children and adults alike can discover how to make the world’s best organic fertilizer. Tahara Ezrahti and Oscar Carmona will detail how to set up and maintaing a worm composting system, as well as ow to make and use compost tea.
December 8, Unity Telethon
Local celebrities and more than 7,000 volunteers unite to raise enough funding to help children, seniors and families with needed food, clothing and holiday gifts. The Unity Telethon airs on local television stations throughout the day and evening.
December 8, 6 p.m. Sarah House, Casablanca
You’ll be whisked away to magical Morocco with A Night in Casablanca and a wonderful array of food and libations, and silent auction items to choose from including glamorous getaways, parties and tabletop Christmas Trees. All proceeds support Sarah House, a non-profit end-of-life care home for the low income and homeless in our community.
December 8, 6 p.m. SBIFF Presents Robert De Niro with an Award
In honor of his long and illustrious career, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival presents Robert De Niro with the Kirk Douglas Award at Bacara Resort & Spa.
December 8, 8 p.m. Garland Jeffreys + Peter Case
Sings Like Hell presents Garland Jeffreys, an energetic performer praised for his literate lyrics and for having his finger on the rock-folk-reggae-soul pulse, along Peter Case, a wide-ranging performer who is a former member of The Nerves, The Breakaways, The Beat and The Plimsouls. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., 8 p.m. 805/963-0761, www.lobero.com.
Decmber 8, 5-8 p.m. Los Alamos Holiday Stroll Activities
Sponsored by local merchants and the Los Alamos Valley Men’s Club, activities are free and all ages are welcome to share in the holiday spirit. Festivities include a toasty community bonfire, an exciting fire truck tour, community tree lighting and local merchant specials.
December 8, 8 p.m. Westmont’s Fall Dance Recital “Motion/Emotion”
More than 20 dancers will perform nine pieces choreographed by Westmont students and faculty members, Susan Alexander, Leah Benson and Christina Sanchez in the fall dance recital, ”Motion/Emotion.”
December 9, 9 a.m. Annual Motorcycle Toy Run
Bring an unwrapped toy to join the fun at Unity Shoppe’s annual Motorcycle Toy Run, with a delicious BBQ lunch, exciting rides, live entertainment and a raffle.
December 9, Harbor Parade of Lights
Festivities begin with a Santa’s Village event on the City Pier, after which Deep Sea Wine Tasting Room hosts a private judging party on Stearns Wharf as thousands of spectators cheer on about 28 boats decorated for the holidays. A spectacular fireworks display by Bay Fireworks immediately follows the boat parade.
December 9, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Studio Sundays on the Front Steps
Visitors of all ages are welcome to participate in these hands-on workshops with Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s teaching artists on the museum’s front steps. Each month, explore a different medium, including clay, metal, ink, wood, photography and paper, and gain inspiration from works of art in the museum’s permanent collection or special exhibitions.
December 9, 3:30 p.m. Advent Organ Series 2012
Come join in a spectacular celebration of the Advent and Christmas seasons, as the Trinity Episcopal Church features celebrated concert artist, music professor and composer Emma Lou Diemer. The event is located at 1500 State Street. For more information call 805/965-7419.
December 10, 8 p.m. Helen Callus
Acclaimed British violist Helen Callus graces the Westmont stage, performing works by Bach, Beethoven, Jean-Marie Le Clair and Dmitri Shostakovitch.
December 11, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Messiah Sing Along
Hosted by KDB Radio & First Presbyterian Church of Santa Barbara, the 32nd Messiah Sing Along invites the audience to be the chorus in this performance of Handel’s Messiah, complete with orchestra and soloists. Bring your own score if you have one. All proceeds benefit Foodbank.
December 12-15 Christmas at the Stage Door Cabaret
A beautiful and fun show made up of a cast from Santa Barbara Silver Follies.
December 12-23, Little Miss Scrooge
A spin on the Christmas favorite, Little Miss Scrooge is a modern musical that incorporates characters and plots from several Dickens novels. A true must-see for all literary buffs and Dickens aficionados.
December 13, 7:30 p.m. Aulos Ensemble
Aulos Ensemble brings a celebration of French works from the Baroque period, some with obvious references to the season and others that simply radiate the conviviality and high spirits associated with it. The program includes works by Michel Corrette, Claude-Bénigne Balbastre, François Couperin and Jean-Philippe Rameau.
December 14-16 Mysteries of Christmas with Quire of Voyces
Santa Barbara’s premier a cappella ensemble, the Santa Barbara Quire of Voyces, presents “Mysteries of Christmas”, including “The Western Wind Mass” as well as several renditions of Appalachian favorites.
December 14, iCAN Holiday Concert
Students of the iCAN Music Program perform holiday favorites at the 2nd Annual Holiday Concert.
December 15-March 24, From San Francisco to San Diego: California Impressionism
An exhibition filled with early 20th-century paintings celebrating the topography and climactic effects of California’s landscape.
December 15th, Market Forays Paella Dinner
Join Chef Carlos Garcia for a day of cooking and tasting, with the morning starting with gathering fresh seafood and ingredients from the farmers market, and the evening involving indulging in tapas and cooking paella in huge, authentic paella pans.
December 15, 11 a.m. Solvang Julefest Live Entertainment
Musical groups will line the streets of Solvang in celebration of the annual Julefest. Some musical groups to perform original and Christmas tunes include Valley Wind Quartet, Franci DeFranco & Lynni Gilfry, Santa Ynez Valley Jazz Band, Alan Satchwell & Woody DeMarco Duo and Steve Ochoa Trio, with the Nativity Pageant ending the night.
December 15, 9 a.m. Holiday Gift Workshops
All Wrapped Up: The Art of Giving
This workshop offers a unique and inspiring art experience for children gained from three original works of art in the museum’s collection. Students draw, paint, print, collage and sculpt artful gifts to share with friends and family.
This clay workshop offers children a unique art experience to gain inspiration from original works of art in the museum’s collection and create hand-sculpted and painted gifts to share with friends and family.
December 15, 10 a.m.-noon Family Holiday Craft Workshop
This kid-friendly event offers the opportunity to create some hand-crafted holiday decorations, including wreaths, while enjoying some warm beverages and cookies in the SB Botanic Garden’s Courtyard.
December 15, noon SusannahO’ Trunk Show
After years of designing her own patterns and machine knit training, Susannah Lewis-O’Dea eventually became the Lizwear knitwear designer at Liz Claiborne in New York. Since moving to Summerland years later, she has not stopped knitting and is pleased to share her own line of knitted products under the SusannahO’ label.
December 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Winter FUNderland
The whole family can enjoy pictures with Santa and live music at this yearly holiday event. See Santa’s Starry Ride and other Planetarium shows or visit with some winter animals from Santa Barbara Zoo, all while learning about the “winter” world.
December 15–16, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Holiday at the Ranch
Tour the beautifully decorated historic Stow House and enjoy photo opportunities with Santa Claus, along with crafts, cookie baking and live holiday music.
December 15, 7:30 p.m. Jackie Evancho
The 12-year old soprano from America’s Got Talent joins the symphony orchestra for a night of Songs from the Silver Screen.
December 15, 8 p.m. Holiday in the Round
Enjoy an intimate performance with a talented lineup of diverse performers in this annual holiday tradition.
December 15–16, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The Christmas Revels: In Celebration of the Winter Solstice
Featuring American traditions from Appalachia and the Deep South in music, dance, storytelling and ritual, this show, now in its fifth anniversary year, is a rich, melodious, entertaining production.
December 15–16 Handel’s Messiah
Composed in 1741, Messiah has become one of Handel’s most famous works. Enjoy Santa Barbara Choral Society’s rendition of this masterpiece, marking the beginning of the 65th season.
December 16, 2-4:30 p.m. Wendy Varble Book Signing
Author Wendy Varble signs her new book The Summer of 1934, which gives readers a unique look into the people and culture of Steinbeck’s Depression-era California.
December 16, 3:30 p.m. Advent Organ Series 2012
Come join in a spectacular celebration of the Advent and Christmas seasons, as the Trinity Episcopal Church features acclaimed composer and recitalist David A. Gell. The event is located at 1500 State Street. For more information call 805/965-7419.
December 16, 8:30 p.m. The Venice Holiday Concert
Celebrate the holidays at SOhO with the Venice Holiday Concert! Eat dinner and tickets are five dollars off.
December 16, 7 p.m. 17th Annual Holiday Concert, Carol Sing & Party
Join Santa Barbara Master Chorale for a lovely evening of carols and delicious food and drink.
December 16, 2 p.m. “Making Art Public”: Nicholas Baume Lectures at SBMA
Public art has recently emerged as a freshly vibrant focus of creativity in contemporary art. Nicholas Baume, director and chief curator of the Public Art Fund, lecture on this topic at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
December 20, 8 p.m. Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2012
A cherished holiday tradition marking its 15th anniversary, this Christmas Tour is a high-energy show the whole family will love. Get into the holiday spirit as some of music’s biggest and brightest names jam on fresh, lively arrangements of seasonal favorites, led by multi-Grammy nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz.
December 20-23, A Rubicon Family Christmas Concert
Come sing along to all your favorite Christmas tunes with the Rubicon Family Christmas cast. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman and Santa himself will join voices with a 60 member children’s choir and the Christmas cast, singing your favorite carols and contemporary songs.
December 21, 6:30 p.m. Public Viewing at Keck Telescope
Westmont’s powerful Keck Telescope opens for a free public viewing, with the hopes of seeing craters of the moon and a chance of seeing Jupiter as well.
December 21, 7-11 p.m. Winter White Ball
Spend the Winter Solstice with the Summer Solstice Festival crew at the Winter White Ball. This year’s solstice is especially important as it’s the last day of the Mayan calendar, so wear white and dance the night away with DJ Steven KJ and Area 51.
December 22-23, shows at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The Nutcracker
State Street Ballet’s The Nutcracker follows a long-standing tradition of holiday performances. “You may think you’ve seen this ballet before, but seeing it in the opulent setting of The Granada gives an all-senses experience that’s amazing,” promises artistic director Rodney Gustafson.
December 22, A Tommy and the High Pilots Christmas
The High Pilots return to host this must-see concert, complete with open bar, surprise musical guests and holiday cheer for all.
December 23, 3:30 p.m. Advent Organ Series 2012
Come join in a spectacular celebration of the Advent and Christmas seasons, as the Trinity Episcopal Church features distinguished composer, recitalist, church musician and music professor Mahlon E. Balderston. The event is located at 1500 State Street. For more information call 805/965-7419.
December 28-29 Wind in a Mirror… Ayahuasca Visions
A multimedia solo show by Josie Hyde, Wine in a Mirror is a search for enlightenment through death, guilt and transcendence.
December 28, 3:30 p.m. Santa Barbara Jazz All-Stars
A concert featuring local musicians attending the most prestigious musical colleges around, as well as Santa Barbara City College and Santa Barbara High School.
December 31, 8 p.m. Animal Liberation Orchestra and Friends New Years Eve
Spend New Years Eve at Soho with the crazy talented Animal Liberation Orchestra (ALO). Twenty-one and over only.
December 31, 8:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve Pops
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Santa Barbara Symphony! Back by popular demand, Bob Bernhardt leads the orchestra in an array of favorites from Broadway, Hollywood, Gershwin and much more. Ring in the new year with great fanfare; party hats, tiaras and noisemakers provided for all.