Five exhibitions, one night, one block. The Funk Zone—centered on Yanonali Street between State and Santa Barbara Streets and continuing on toward the ocean—is home to The Arts Fund Gallery, MichaelKate Interiors, Wall Space Gallery, Gone Gallery and Green House Studios, which are all showcasing new and contemporary paintings, photography, sculpture, clothing and jewelry. Continue reading ‘Five Openings, One Night 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.
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’
Searching for a fun and comfortable place to eat, drink and mingle with friends? Look no further—come to Arlington Tavern!
The Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation recently welcomed two new directors—Tresha Sell and Ernest “Ernie” Zomalt, Ph. D.
As part of the SYVCHF, Sell and Zomalt will join officers Charles Jackson, Gerry Shepherd, Barbara Anderson and Kathleen Campbell, along with returning directors The Rev. Dr. Randall Day, Kate Firestone, Stewart Fries, Sid Goldstien, William Heringer, MD, Richard Nagler and Sandy Power to fulfill the mission of developing, managing and channeling the community’s financial support for Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital.
Congratulations to the new directors and to the entire SYVCHF for all of your contributions to Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital!
Food is one of the many joys in life. It’s delicious, it’s essential for survival and it’s a great way to bring people together. That being said, food can also have negative effects on our health and well-being. On Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m., experience An Evening with Dr. Will Tuttle and learn how to make positive changes in your eating habits that will promote wellness, encourage wisdom and benefit our planet. Continue reading ‘“World Peace Diet” Author is Coming to SB’
Australia and America (or, as the internet seems to call them these days, Ameristralia) are teaming up at SOhO Restaurant and Music Club tonight, May 20, with Atlas Genius and The Postelles taking the stage at 9 p.m. for a night of melodic memories and dance-worthy jams. Continue reading ‘Ameristralia Hits SOhO with Atlas Genius and The Postelles Tonight’
Although the Amgen Tour of California has come and gone, the wheel print it has left on our memories will not soon be forgotten—or the economic print at that.
According to AEG, an estimated $100 million of positive economic impact occurred over the eight-day bicycle race, traveling 750 miles throughout the Golden State. In our town, which hosted the finish of Stage 4 and the beginning of Stage 5 of the race, there is an estimated minimum of $160,000 of revenue from just lodging the bicyclists, staffers and organizers of the race.
The cyclists also noted that they found Santa Barbara’s beauty and gorgeous weather to be a wonderful way to finish that stage of the race. Hopefully Santa Barbara will act as a destination for Amgen races for years to come!
Check out this video from the Stage 4 finish line, taken by SEASONS contributor Cheryl Crabtree.