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Black Classicism in the United States

January 14, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Art Design and Architecture Museum, 552 University Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States

Michele Valerie Ronnick's exhibit, "14 Black Classicists" on display at the ADA Museum and the UCSB Library highlights 14 African-American men and women who became classics scholars in the 19th century.

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Rural Life

March 17, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - May 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Marcia Burtt Gallery, 517 Laguna St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
Marcia Burtt, "Cows in Winter Pasture," acrylic, 40x36 in. Photo Courtesy of Marcia Burtt Gallery.

Artists: Jeff Yeomans, Anne Ward, Marilyn Turtz, Randall David Tipton, Erling Sjovold, Ray Roberts, Ian Roberts, Susan Petty, Ann Lofquist, Marilee Krause, Dana Hooper, Michael Ferguson, Patricia Doyle, Marcia Burtt and Robert Abbott.

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From Flying Frogs to Talking Clouds: The Art of Children’s Book Illustration

April 4, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - June 6, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 6, 2017

David Wiesner, Art & Max, Jacket, 2010. Watercolor and acrylic on paper. Courtesy of the Artist.

Sketch, shade, and storyboard your way into illustration and the whimsical world of three-time Caldecott Medal winner David Wiesner.

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Spring Adult Ceramics Class

April 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - June 8, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 8, 2017

This 10-week series of adult ceramics classes is inspired by work of Claude Monet and Marc Chagall, whose paintings are currently on view in Highlights from the Permanent Collection. Chagall’s dreamlike subject matter with favorite motifs, provide inspiration for functional vessels and ceramic sculptures. Monet’s Impressionist landscapes inspire projects focusing on surface decoration and glazing […]

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Jane Gottlieb’s Fantasy Gardens Exhibition at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden!

April 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am - July 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105 United States
Jane Gottlieb Fantasy Gardens, on view at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

From April 13 to July 4, the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens (1212 Mission Canyon Rd.) will display Jane Gottlieb's unique combination of paint, colors, and photography in a four-month-long exhibit, the "Fantasy Gardens."

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7:00 am

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care Presents: Extremis

April 20, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta Del Sol
Santa Barbara, CA 93105 United States
Extremis poster, courtesy photo.

Extremis is a Netflix-affliliated film which follows doctors, families and patients as they make end-of-life decisions. Directed by Dan Kraus, the film pursues the bleak but unavoidable concept that those whom you love will perish.

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7:30 am

3rd Annual Little Heroes Breakfast – Santa Barbara

April 20, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation’s 3rd Annual Little Heroes Breakfast—Santa Barbara features an inspirational program and complimentary breakfast. Th

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10:00 am

In the Saddle

April 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 13, 2017

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, repeating until September 10, 2017

Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

In the Saddle: Horses, Santa Barbara, and the Way of the West will present the history of our region’s equestrian culture: its origins, craft, practitioners, and most importantly, its beauty.

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4:00 pm

TALK: Urban Hallucinations

April 20, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
HSSB 6020, McCune Conference Room, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93117 United States

Julie Eizenberg (Founding Principle, KoningEizenberg) Hank Koning (Founding Principle, KoningEizenberg) Architects Koning Eizenberg take on the idyll of local and neighborhood through the design of recent projects in the Los Angeles region in Urban Hallucinations. They bring a fresh eye to placemaking and community building in an urban area that is ambivalent about development, yet […]

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5:30 pm

The 18th Annual HOPE Awards

April 20, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
The beautiful Santa Barbara Historical Museum is once again the backdrop for the 2017 HOPE Awards. Courtesy photo.

The 18th Annual HOPE Awards will gather again this month to celebrate champions of education across the Santa Barbara community. This year’s awards will take place on Thursday, April 20 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum (136 E. De La Guerra St.). The Santa Barbara Education Foundation (SBEF) will honor […]

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Sketching in the Galleries: Still Life

April 20, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States

All skill levels are invited to experience the tradition of sketching from original works of art in Highlights of the Permanent Collection. Museum Teaching Artists provide general guidance and all materials. Each program is open to 10 participants. To reserve a spot, contact Kelly Almeida at 884.6457 or

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6:00 pm

Third Thursday Studio: Fun Flags

April 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MCA Santa Barbara, 653 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA United States

Show your true colors and create a flag sculpture inspired by works in the exhibition Bloom Projects Exchange Series: Bean Gilsdorf, Soft Actor. MCASB Director of Engagement Monika Molnar-Metzenthin will lead the activity and make sure wine glasses stay full. The Third Thursday Studio program invites participants to explore techniques and themes of contemporary art inspired […]

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7:30 pm

Oh Wonder

April 20, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
$20 – $25

There is a sign pinned to the wall of Oh Wonder’s recording studio in south-east London, a pact of sorts, signed by the band’s two members, Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West, in the winter of 2012. It isn’t a checklist or a plan so much as a setting down of shared dreams for their […]

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8:00 pm

High Fidelity-a Rock Musical

April 20, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until April 30, 2017

Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

Out of the Box Theatre Company presents High Fidelity- a Rock Musical, the story of Rob Gordon, a 30-something, indie record store owner who knows everything there is to know about music but nothing about how to have a mature, functional relationship.

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Thomas L. Friedman “A Field Guide to the 21st Century: How to Live in an Age of Acceleration”

April 20, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
$16 – $43

“Friedman wants to explain why the world is the way it is – why so many things seem to be spinning out of control… as a guide for perplexed Westerners, this book is very hard to beat.” The New York Times Three-time Pulitzer Prize recipient Thomas L. Friedman is a New York Times columnist whose bestselling books include The […]

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