• Courtesy Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association.

    Cocktail Corner: Wine Country Weekend

    A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg President’s Day Weekend is also Wine Country Weekend from February 15-18 in Santa Ynez Valley. Put on by the Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association, this four-day event is a great way to...

  • Located at 2009 Chapala St. in Santa Barbara, Pura Luna Women’s Apothecary is a new happening of feminine sacred space. Courtesy photo.

    Local Lowdown: A New Moon’s Rising

    By Nancy A. Shobe ​​Tucked away into what was once a bridal shop is a new happening of feminine sacred space, Pura Luna Women’s Apothecary. Since its founding in October 2017, the wife duo Ashley (Ashe) Kelly-Brown and Christin Brown have been helping...

  • Jeriel Sydney of Fable Soap & Co, courtesy photo.

    Local Lowdown: A Tale of Beauty ​

    By Nancy A. Shobe It was the fables of Aesop that inspired Jeriel Sydney of Fable Soap & Co to handcraft small batches of skin and personal care lines that are infused with integrity and love. ​The inspiration for Fable Soap ignited after Sydney and her...

  • Michael B. Jordan attends the Cinema Vanguard Award Presented by Belvedere Vodka Honoring Michael B. Jordan during the 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Arlington Theatre on February 7, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for SBIFF)

    SBIFF Photo Gallery: Michael B. Jordan Receives the Cinema Vanguard Award

    The 34th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) concluded the final installment last night of its annual tribute series with the presentation of the Cinema Vanguard Award to actor Michael B. Jordan, for his work in two of the year’s most...

Event Showcase

Sat 16

Beethoven’s Triple

February 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Organizer: Santa Barbara Symphony
805/899-2222
Wed 20

New York Polyphony performing Origins

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Organizer: UCSB Arts & Lectures
(805) 893-3535

Eat and Drink Eat and Drink

Courtesy Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association.

Cocktail Corner: Wine Country Weekend

Feb 15

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg President’s Day Weekend is also Wine Country Weekend from February 15-18 in Santa Ynez Valley. Put on by...

MaxPixel courtesy photo.

Cocktail Corner: Santa Barbara Winter Wine Walk

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg This weekend (Sunday Feb. 10, from 3-6 p.m.), is the Santa Barbara Winter...

Feb 8

Blackbird, courtesy photo.

Food & Wine: Next Level Hotel Dining 

  By Nancy Ransohoff It used to be that hotel dining was short on creativity and long on convenience and predictability. Not anymore....

Feb 6

Located right next door to the famed Hitching Post 2 restaurant in Buellton (which was so memorably immortalized in the movie Sideways), Hitching Post Wines recently opened its first-ever tasting room, after almost 40 years of winemaking. Photo by Leslie Dinaberg.

Local Lowdown: Hitching Post Wines Saddles Up to First Tasting Room

By Leslie Dinaberg You know the saying, “location, location, location?” Well, sometimes it takes a while for the right one to become...

Feb 2

Local Life Local Life

Located at 2009 Chapala St. in Santa Barbara, Pura Luna Women’s Apothecary is a new happening of feminine sacred space. Courtesy photo.

Local Lowdown: A New Moon’s Rising

Feb 15

By Nancy A. Shobe ​​Tucked away into what was once a bridal shop is a new happening of feminine sacred space, Pura Luna Women’s Apothecary. Since its founding in...

A Far Cry, photographed in South Boston, on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. Photo by Yoon S. Byun.

UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents A Far Cry

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents the Grammy Award-nominated 18-piece string orchestra A Far Cry, making their Santa...

Feb 14

Santa Barbara Symphony Performs Beethoven’s Triple

The Santa Barbara Symphony continues their 65th Anniversary season with a performance of Beethoven’s Triple, under...

Feb 14

Flower sculpture, photo courtesy Squire Foundation.

Local Lowdown: Squire Foundation

By Cheryl Crabtree Morris B. Squire was an administrative psychiatrist who loved to retreat to his contemporary...

Feb 14