Datebook Seasonal Events for July

Posted on Apr 23 by SEASONS Magazine

Through July 8 Headgear for Tony

Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF) presents the work of MFA artists from UCSB’s  Department of Art graduate program featuring works by Tim Brown, Jared Flores, Emily Halbardier, Bessie Kunath, Jae Lee, Nick Loewen, Ruby Osorio, Rimas Simaitis and Van Tran. Also on view is Sundowner, a Bloom Projects exhibition by Susanna Vapnek. Influenced by the Tea Fire, Vapnek’s paintings reflect the apocalyptic feeling of the area’s fire season.

Through August 4 Another Beautiful Day in Paradise at Art From Scrap

Come to Art From Scrap to see the work from Santa Barbara artists. The featured artists include: William Bermant, Inga Guzyte, Dan Levin, Tara Patrick, Peter Price, and Phil Taylor.

Through August 8 Figure Fragments: The Part As the Whole

Santa Barbara County Arts Commission presents an exhibition focusing on fragmentation and what it reveals of our lives. The local artists featured include Sky Bergman, Steve Cushman, David Brown, Rebecca Erbstoesser, Nat Fast, James Hapke, Ian Hassett, Alissa Massey, Libby Smith, Patrick Trimbath and Seyburn Zorthian. Explore this exhibition at the Betteravia Government Center in Santa Maria.

Through August 12 Scenery, Story, Spirit: American Painting and Sculpture from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Through August 12 Behind the Wheel

Through August 17 Santa Barbara Printmakers 19th Annual Juried Exhibition

Works by local artists are on view for this annual competition put on by Santa Barbara County Arts Commission. Juried this year by distinguished printmaker Paul Mullowney, who received his training at Crown Point Press in San Francisco where he became master printer in the early nineties, working with top artists such as John Cage, Richard Diebenkorn and Francesco Clemente. Mullowney founded Tokugenji Press in Nara, Japan and was founding director of HuiPress in Maui, Hawaii, where he collaborated with Sandow Birk, Swoon, Judy Pfaff, Joyce Kozloff, Robert Kushner, Artemio Rodriguez and others.  

Through August 2012 Open Dialogue Summer Salon Series

Support The Arts Fund through a series of events that embody its spirit and mission by bringing art lovers and creative minds together in distinctive venues. For more information, visit the Arts Fund website.

Though September 23 Wesley Anderegg: The Escape Artist

Wesley Anderegg’s sculptures, on view at Elverhøj Museum in Solvang, speak of everyday life and society in imaginary ways through which people connect to the real world. His art embodies the archetypal struggle between mind and matter, reason and fear, giving an expression to the human condition. “I have always been a people watcher,” says Anderegg, a resident of the San Ynez area. “In the first grade, I did not play with the other kids. I stood back and watched. And I have been watching ever since.”

June 22, 23, 29, 30, 8 p.m. 24, and July 1, 3 p.m. Reunions

See a Pair of One-Act Musicals at Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio with book and lyrics by Jeffrey Scharf and music by Jimmy Calire based on the works of the Quintero Brothers and James M. Barrie. Joan Kemper is producing this musical with direction by Mary Babayco.

July 1, 2:00 p.m. Looking Through the Windows Nate Lane with Ejé Lynn-Jacobs

Santa Barbara’s own singer and songwriter Nate Lane previews his debut album Looking Through the Windows along with musical producer and arranger Eje Lynn-Jacobs. Join the album release party at El Paseo restaurant, 813 Anacapa St. after the show. For more information call 805/963-0408.

July 3, 7 p.m. The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue

Featuring Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs playing what Fagen (of Steely Dan fame) describes as “the kind of R&B tunes that made us want to be musicians way back when, as well as select numbers from our personal repertoires.”

July 4, 11 a.m. Solvang 4th of July Parade

Join family and friends along the quaint streets of Solvang to celebrate our country’s independence. Themed “Let Freedom Ring”, the parade includes the children of Solvang singing, cheering and waving the flag for all to see.

July 4, 1 p.m. 4th of July Parade

What do the ACLU and the Knights of Columbus have in common? They’ve both participated in the annual 4th of July parade in downtown Santa Barbara. Celebrate the grand ole flag with the Spirit of ’76 Association as participants and colorful cars travel down State Street.

July 4, 5 p.m. Fourth of July Pops! Concert

Hear great music and express your patriotism with friends and family at this annual free concert bringing the community together to celebrate the U.S.A. Guest performers include Andy LoRusso, the Singing Chef.

July 4, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Old-Fashioned Fourth of July at Stow House

Providing a charming old-time setting, Stow House invites the community to celebrate the nation’s founding at its annual 4th of July festival. Great for all ages, the celebration includes live music, hayrides, a classic car show and tours of the museum, as well as delicious barbecue and much more.

July 4, 4 p.m. Goleta Fireworks Festival

Goleta’s noontime and evening Rotary clubs once again collaborate to bring fun and family together with live entertainment and food booths. Compete in the hula-hoop or watermelon-eating contests. The event also features a raffle contest with great prizes, such as $1,000 cash and an iPad, and live music by Area 51 and The Excellent Tradesmen. All funds support Rotary’s programs. The fireworks show begins at 9 p.m.

July 4–7 and 11–15 Santa Barbara National Horse Show

The oldest horse show in the west, this event has run for more than 80 years. The Multi-Breed Show takes place July 4–7, with six breeds in competition. The Hunter-Jumper Show follows July 11–15. Classes for all levels are also offered. You won’t want to miss one of the most prestigious horse shows in the nation right here in our own backyard.

July 5–September 30 Ken Bortolazzo: Equipoise

Join the opening reception July 5, 2012, from 5-8 p.m. Sullivan Goss presents the fifth show for Ken Bortolazzo, a sculptor of stainless steel.  See how he seamlessly turns stainless steal into geo-puzzle forms, flowers in full bloom, or birds in the sky.

July 5, 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Concerts in the Park

For the second concert of the series, Doo-Wah Riders will be performing country music with a Cajun twist.

July 6–29 From the Camera to the Archive                                               Donna Granata: Over Two Decades of Photography

Vita Art Center Presents From the Camera to the Archive Donna Granata: Over Two Decades of Photography. Join us in celebrating Donna Granata as she receives Artist of Distinction Award 2012. The opening reception on July 6 from 6-9 p.m. followed by the Artist of Distinction Award Presentation at 7 p.m. Also, don’t miss Focus on the Masters, an auction for the Arts Benefit and ArtWalk After Party July 22 from 5-8 p.m. All auction proceeds benefit FOTM arts education programs

July 6, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Fairy Tale Dreams

Santa Barbara Festival Ballet presents Fairy Tale Dreams at Center Stage Theater.  For more information call 805/963-0408.

July 6, 8:30 p.mThe Day the Earth Stood Still 

For an unusual way to spend a hot summer night, attend the free series of science fiction film classics of the 1950s (presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures, Santa Barbara County Park Foundation, Santa Barbara County Arts Commission and the Community Services Department of Santa Barbara County).An alien accompanied by a large robot lands on Earth to warn humans about the consequences of their violent ways and increasingly destructive technology. Brilliantly acted and as timely as ever. (Robert Wise, 1951, 92 minutes)

July 7, 2:30 p.m. Dance Camp Performance

Goleta Scholl of Ballet presents Dance Camp Performance at Center Stage Theater.  For more information call 805/963-0408.

July 7, 4-10 p.m. Museum Fundraiser Gala Features Mules and Mosaic

Get a kick out of the Museum of Ventura County’s “Mules at the Mill” fundraiser and annual Katherine Hoffman Haley Award Gala, to be held Saturday, July 7 at the museum’s Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula. Proceeds support museum exhibits, education and family programs. This year’s dinner and gala honors Dorcas Hardison Kimball Thille for her dedication to the museum and Ventura County. With a theme suited to the Agriculture Museum’s horses & mules summer exhibit, the festivities include a Buy it Now silent auction and a drawing for glass artist Larissa Strauss’ mosaic landscape of Ventura County Agriculture.

July 7, 7–10 p.m. Oreana Anniversary Celebration

Oreana Winery celebrates its 8th anniversary with a special party to support Unity Shoppe with fabulous food trucks, great local bands, a raffle to benefit Unity Shoppe and, of course, great wine.

July 8, 3 p.m. The Improbable Journey of Berta Benz 

Come to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art July 8th at 3 p.m. to see this great short film, The Improbable Journey of Berta Benz.  The animated 3D movie set in 1888, is about Berta Benz and her journey with her family. She breaks the rules and takes her family on a wild ride which rescues them from disaster and ushers the new era of motorized cars. After the film don’t miss the discussion with film writer and producer Deborah Hutchison, author Mindy Bingham, and Itoko Maeno, illustrator of the book Berta Benz and the Motorwagen, which inspired the film. This is a free event, but the seating is limited and is on a first come first seated basis. The event is located at the Mary Craig Auditorium in the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

July 10, 7 p.m. Lionel Young Band 

See two-time winner of the International Blues Challenge, Lionel Young and his band perform at the Santa Barbara Blues Society at the Butler Event Center. Hear great music, enjoy free barbeque snacks, and get out on the dance floor!  Doors open at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 7 p.m. For information call 805/722-8155.

July 11, 8 p.m. Tangerine Dream

The New York Times proclaimed seven-time Grammy nominee Tangerine Dream ‘the best synth band of the world.’ Now the pioneers of electronic rock, featuring original founding member Edgar Froese, are returning to the United States for the first time in two years and making their Santa Barbara debut as part of their Electric Mandarine Tour 2012!

July 11 & 13, 7:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.mThe Thing From Another World

For an unusual way to spend a hot summer night, attend the free series of science fiction film classics of the 1950s (presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures, Santa Barbara County Park Foundation, Santa Barbara County Arts Commission and the Community Services Department of Santa Barbara County). Arctic researchers discover a huge frozen space creature inside a crash-landed UFO and fight for their lives after it emerges from ice captivity. Considered one of the best sci-fi thrillers of the ’50s. (Christian Nyby, 1951, 87 minutes)

July 12- September 30 The Shark Part Series by Blakeney Sanford

Stop by Hawthorn Boutique to see The Shark Part Series by Blakeney Sanford on display. The opening reception takes place July 19 from 4-7 p.m. and includes live music, wine, and appetizers.  The reception also includes great trunk shows with clothing designer Farron Elizabeth and jewelry designer Heather Gardner.

July 12,19, 26, 2 p.m. Music Academy of the West Concert Series

Music Academy of the West presents an intimate hour long features Music Academy of the West Fellows performing at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.  Tickets are required at this free event, and tickets will be distributed at a first-come, first-serve basis starting at 1:15 p.m. at Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s Park Entrance.

July 12, 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Concerts in the Park

Grab your picnic basket and head to Chase Palm Park to enjoy a selection of oldies but goodies with Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries.

July 13-August 4 2nd Fridays Art

Come to the artist reception July 13 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to celebrate the kick off of Second Fridays Art for the month of July.  The three talented artists part of “Summer Eclectic” include Dorothy Churchill Johnson, Rod Lathim, and Sharon Schock. For more information call 805/682-4722.

July 13–September 16 Amy Cutler, Peter Meller

Two solo shows are featured at UCSB’s Art, Design & Architecture Museum. The visionary, whimsical work of Brooklyn-based artist Amy Cutler is internationally recognized for her highly engaging compositions on paper executed in gouache, pen and ink or graphite. Also on view is the oeuvre of Peter Meller, former UCSB professor of art history who, in his spare time, quietly made more than 100,000 works of art on paper, beginning each work with a lyrical line drawing, frequently based on ancient Greek or Roman themes or narratives and their related iconography.

July 14 Santa Barbara International Film Festival 

With the return of summer comes one of Santa Barbara’s hottest events, The Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s 4th Annual Silver Screen Bash presented by SBIFF will host the fourth annual Silver Screen Bash, Saturday, July 14, 2012 at QAD Inc (100 Innovation Place, Santa Barbara).  A lovely evening, under the stars, supporting the festival and its free educational branches is an ideal way to spend a warm Saturday night.  “This year’s Silver Screen Bash has everything our guests enjoy about the Bash, along with some new and exciting elements.  Most importantly the festival’s free children’s education and community outreach programs benefit from this evening’s festivities and the generosity of those attending.

July 14-15, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Santa Barbara French Festival

Ooh la la! After an absence last year, the 24th annual French Festival returns to Santa Barbara, under the capable director of Speaking of Stories and Center Stage Theater. The largest French celebration in the Western U.S. features a tempting array of fresh baked French breads and pastries escargots, classic and nouvelle cuisine and regional specialties, and of course, Champagne! The famous can-can dancers and the poodle parade are back as well.

July 14, 2 p.m. “Blue Visions” by Richard Salas

Come by the Wildling Museum in Los Olivos to experience the show, lecture, and book signing with Richard Salasauthor of the new book “Blue Visions.”

July 14, 2-5 p.m. LotusFest

The annual celebration of the spectacular flower that is Lotusland’s namesake comes during peak blooming season. Guests can view these uniquely beautiful flowers while enjoying a relaxing afternoon at this casual, fun event featuring wine from some of Santa Barbara County’s premier vintners, delicious hors d’oeuvres and music.

July 14, 6 p.m. 4th Annual Silver Screen Bash

All proceeds benefit Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s free children’s education and community outreach programs. All foods and drinks are included in the price of the ticket. Walk the red carpet in your best evening gear and enjoy the gourmet food and never-ending drinks!

July 14, 8 p.m. Academy Festival Orchestra

Music Academy of the West presents this terrific opportunity to see conductor Yan Pascal Torelier and his “suave phrasing, unforced rhythmic control, and a vein of forthright but soft-spoken eloquence” (San Francisco Chronicle). He is showcasing his specialties, French and English music, at this event with Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, Henri Dutilleux’s Métaboles, and Elgar’s Enigma Variations all in the program.

July 14 & 16, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Opera Scenes by Music Academy of the West

Experience opera favorites from Verdi’s La Traviata and Falstaff, Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia, Debussy’s Pelleas et Melisande, Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, and Puccini’s Suor Angelica, all on the same stage. Performed by Academy Voice Fellows and directed by the Metropolitan Opera’s Fabrizio Melano, this medley of opera pieces is perfect for the seasoned opera veteran and novice alike.

July 14 & 28, 10 a.m.-noon Children’s Art Classes with Emily Falke

Emily Falke, Curator and Director of Education at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, will teach a summer series of art classes at the museum. For more information call the Museum Store at 962-8404,  x115. For further questions, call Emily at 962-8404, x111.

July 15, 4-6 p.m. Arts Fund Salon Series / 2012: A World of Ideas

The second event of this series will be held at Susan Rose and Alan Ghitterman’s Hope Ranch house. The couple’s daughter Julie Weiner, Ginny Brush, Executive Director of the SB County Arts Commission and D.J. Palladino, culture writer for the Santa Barbara Independent will all be in attendance to discuss the process of building an art collection.

July 16–September 8 Five Photographers

Come by Cabana Home to check out the new work by photographers William Berry, Gerald Incandela, David Mitchell, Alex Slade, and Joni Sternbach! Cabana Home and Edward Cella Art+Architecture together present this stunning, free exhibition open to the public. See the unique photographic approaches and visions by each artist, and how they each have their own distinct style.

July 16-27, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Showtime Summer Camp

Santa Barbara Children’s Chorus hosts its first-ever summer camp at Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, 1535 Santa Barbara St. Camp instructor Erin Bonski Evans and choreographer Liam Burke will guide the children as they learn about dancing, singing and performing. For kids and teens from ages 8 to 14. Register online at or call 805/512-9840.

July 17- August 14 Music At The Ranch Tuesday Evenings

July 18 & 20, 7:30 & 8:30 p.m. It Came From Outer Space
For an unusual way to spend a hot summer night, attend the free series of science fiction film classics of the 1950s (presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures, Santa Barbara County Park Foundation, Santa Barbara County Arts Commission and the Community Services Department of Santa Barbara County).No one believes an amateur astronomer’s spaceship sighting until people in the desert town of Sand Rock begin disappearing. Based on a story by Ray Bradbury. (Jack Arnold, 1953, 81 minutes)

July 19-21 California Wine Festival

California Wine Festival presents three days of gourmet wine tasting from more than 40 participating wineries, all to benefit Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, providing nourishment to those in need.

July 19-22, 11 a.m.­–5 p.m Summerland “New Sidewalks” Party

Mediterranee, the antiques, fine art, and garden showroom is having a summer sale, flea market and party celebrating the final installation of new sidewalks in Summerland! The Party on Saturday July 21 from Noon–5 p.m. includes a fun, festive faire, and the appearance of local artists, authors, jewelry makers, and musicians. There are also new European imports ranging from limestone fountains to hand painted bowls.  Help  the ten-year-old Summerland business Mediterranee celebrate!

July 19, 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Concerts in the Park

This week in the Concerts in the Park series, Hot Club Sandwich will be playing acoustic swing and gypsy jazz.

July 19, 7:00 p.m. Birth of a Museum Panel Discussion 

In honor of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum’s 12thAnniversary, the museum is hosting a  panel discussion with Museum Architect Barry Berkus, Museum Exhibit Designer Nick DiNapoli and Founding Board Member Leslie Leaney and others. Moderated by Hank Mitchel, SBMM Board Member. This event is free for  members and is $5 for non-members.

July 20, 6 p.m.–July 21, 6 p.m.From Dusk ‘Til Dawn: A 24-Hour Drawing Rally

Contemporary Arts Forum pulls an all-nighter for this drawing extravaganza, where professional and amateur artists of all ages draw and create art side-by-side. All drawings are sold to the public, and all proceeds are divided among the artists and CAF.

July 20, 8 p.m. The Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Club Mercy presents The Chris Robinson Brotherhood at the Lobero Theater.  For more information call 805/963-0761.

July 20, 7 p.m. Voyage to the Source by Liz Clark

Liz Clark is a surfer, writer, photographer, adventurer, environmental activist, and Patagonia ambassador. She left California aboard her 40-foot sailboat, Swell, in 2006 and has since sailed over 18,000 miles along the Americas and the South Pacific. Liz will share her stories and insights from her recent, yearlong sailing trip around the eastern South Pacific at Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.

July 21, 7 p.m. St. Mark’s Church Hosts A Free “Summer’s Night Concert”

Come by St. Mark’s Church in Los Olivos and enjoy a great concert. The musicians include Kathleen Dollahon on viola and Larry Hill on trumpet accompanied Darby Fegan on piano and Dale Jones on oboe. The concert program includes: Sonata by Giuseppe Jacchini, Passacaglia by Rebecca Clarke, Quiet City by Aaron Copland, Rag-Polka from Toot Suite by Claude Bolling, Two Rhapsodies by Charles Martin Loeffler, and Digital Glitch by Brett Kroening. Donations of any amount are welcome and support future concerts and art events at St. Marks.  Following the concert is a reception and a chance to meet the artists, enjoy refreshments and a beautiful Los Olivos summer evening.  For more information call 805/688-4454.

July 21, 8 p.m. Sings Like Hell: Chatham County Line + Freebo

American bluegrass group Chatham County Line takes the stage, followed by bass and tuba player, guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer Freebo, who is well known for his work with Bonnie Raitt.

July 21, 8 p.m. Concerto Night

Music Academy of the West presents Concerto Night with conductor Andrew Grams, one of the most talented young conductors.  He leads the Academy Festival Orchestra as well as talented soloists in what has become a Music Academy tradition.

July 22, 4 p.m. The Miró Quartet

The Miró Quartet is an internationally recognized string ensemble, winning prestigious awards such as the Naumburg Chamber Music Award, performing at such highly-regarded venues as Carnegie Hall, and acting as the Faculty String Quarter-in-Residence at the University of Texas, Austin.

July 22, 5–8 p.m. ArtWalk Weekend After-Party

After a weekend devoted to showcasing Ventura’s leading artists, Focus on the Masters presents a special after-party and fundraising auction featuring beautiful collectibles. All proceeds benefit FOTM’s Art Education Programs.  

July 22, 4–8 p.m. Lotusland Celebrates: Ooh La La! Lotusland

Held in the alluring gardens of Lotusland, this gala features delicious food, fine entertainment and a live auction.

July 23, Noon­–1:15 p.m. Coping With Brain Injury Changes

Jodi House and Coast Caregiver Resource Center present Coping With Brain Injury Changes. This free presentation is at Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center for family and friends of brain injury or stroke survivors.  Please RSVP to 805/962-3600 x15.

July 25, 5:30–7 p.m. Art Exhibition and Open House

Enjoy wine, refreshments and the artwork of a local artist. A portion of the proceeds from the art sales are donated to Hospice of Santa Barbara.

July 25 & 27, 7:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m War of the Worlds

For an unusual way to spend a hot summer night, attend the free series of science fiction film classics of the 1950s (presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures, Santa Barbara County Park Foundation, Santa Barbara County Arts Commission and the Community Services Department of Santa Barbara County).This screen adaptation of the classic H.G. Wells novel tells the tale of a devastating alien attack on Earth. How will the human race be saved when even atomic bombs fail to deter the invaders? (Byron Haskin, 1953, 103 minutes)

July 26, 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Concerts in the Park

Head out to Chase Palm Park to enjoy a nice selection of Caribbean music with Upstream.

July 26, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Opening Art Reception for Michele Janee’ & Lizabeth Madal

Two  local artists, Lizabeth Madal and Michele Janeé, are joining together for a reception of their exhibit openings at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.

July 26, 5-8 p.m. Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Trade Show

“Doing Business in Paradise,” this year’s theme for the Annual Trade Show, takes place at the Cabrillo Arts Pavilion. 40 local Chamber member businesses share features and benefits of this event. Local restaurants treat the public to taste their menu favorites, while music is provided throughout the evening by The Brazilian Cultural Arts Center. Enjoy a photo booth and a prize raffle throughout the event. Businesses set to appear include: Access Information Management, Be Green Packaging, and many more!

July 27– October 7 Summer Group Show

Summer Group Show at the Easton Gallery is holding its opening reception July 27 from 6-8 p.m. The artists in this show include: Whitney Brooks Abbott, Phoebe Brunner, Rick Bury, Chris Chapman, Patricia Chidlaw, John Comer, Bill Dewey, Michael Enriquez, Sonya Fairbanks, Whitney Brooks Hansen, Glenna Hartmann, Patricia Hedrick, Tom Henderson, John Iwerks, Pamela Kendall Schiffer, Rick Schloss, Arturo Tello, and Kevin Turcotte.

July 27-28, 8 p.m.; July 29, 3 p.m. All In The Timing

Catalyst Players present All In The Timing, five-one act-comedies by David Ives. All In The Timing ran two years Off-Broadway, was the most performed play in the country from 1995-96, and won the Outer Critics Circle Playwriting Award.  See this great show at Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio.

July 27, 6-8 p.m. Music & Wine Pairings

Enjoy an evening with the perfect pairing of music and wine at Carr Winery. Enjoy a nice glass of wine in the Santa Barbara Barrel Room while listening to live music by Cider Jean and Robert Thomas.

July 28 – September 9 Coast by Marcia Burtt Studio

Marcia Burtt Studio presents Coast, featuring paintings that celebrate the perpetual movement of waves and tides, the structure of cliffs and rocks, and the pop color of a day at the beach.

Highlighting the exhibition are Marcia Burtt’s virtual windows onto East Beach and Butterfly Beach, the spectrum of colors in Anne Ward’s beach holidays, and Michael Ferguson’s sublime overlooks of our Northern Coast.

Coast will feature paintings by Marilee Krause, Michael Ferguson, Patricia Doyle, Anne Ward, Ann Lofquist, Ian Roberts, Bill Dewey and Marcia Burtt.

July 28, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Los Alamos Chair Faire

Celebrate the third annual Los Alamos Chair Faire to help benefit the Olga Reed Elementary School. See hundreds of chairs lining the sidewalks on main street of Los Alamos some for show and some for sale.  Enjoy the live music, National Storytelling Festival storytellers, and picnic areas throughout town.  All are welcomed and admission is free.

July 28, 12-5 p.m. Borneo/Sri Lanka Cultural Event and Textile Trunk Show

Stop by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art to see this amazing, free cultural event. You don’t want to miss the demonstrations of traditional Iban ikat music, art, dancing, weaving or the fashion show with detailed, handcrafted textiles available for purchase.

July 28, 3 p.m. A Vocal Masterclass with Marilyn Horne

Discuss how to fit notes and words together to best entertain and affect your audience with Marilyn Horne, the Director of the Music Academy of the West’s Vocal Program.

July 28, 4-5:30 p.m. Santa Barbara Community to Remember Naomi Schwartz in Public Tribute

The Santa Barbara community gathers at Courthouse sunken gardens in remembrance of Ms. Schwartz who passed away June 4, 2012 due to complications from surgery.  The community honors Naomi Schwartz, a Santa Barbara resident, environmental and social justice champion, and former Santa Barbara County Supervisor and California Coastal Commissioner.

July 28, 4–7 p.m. 3rd Annual Cellar Classic

Features a live and silent auction of rare, collectible fine wines, as well as gourmet hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment.

July 28, 8 p.m. Caroline Aiken

Grammy-nominated contemporary folk artist Caroline Aiken brings her bluesy voice, masterful finger-picking guitar style and hypnotizing stage presence to Trinity Backstage.

July 28 Dance Day

Keep an eye out for site specific dance works all over downtown Santa Barbara. Sponsored by Santa Barbara Dance Alliance.

July 28–29, 11 a.m.-7p.m. Greek Festival

Opa! Enjoy the simple pleasures of life in a Greek village without leaving Santa Barbara.

July 31- August 3 Natural History Bus Adventure to the Botanic Gardens

The trip from Santa Barbara to the picturesque Owens Valley, east of the Sierras, will include stops in Bodie, Ridgecrest, Randsburg, Independence, and a special tour of the Bristlecone Pines which features the world’s oldest trees, plus exploration of Mono Lake where more than 90 species of waterbirds come to feed. The trip will be led by world renowned geologist, Tanya Atwater, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Geology and Tectonics at UCSB and SBBG Herbarium Curator and Botanist Steve Junak. Participants will depart from Santa Barbara in a 32-passenger bus on Tuesday, July 31 and stay 3 nights at the Creekside Inn in Bishop, California.  The bus will return to Santa Barbara on Friday, August 3. The cost for this trip is $725 for SBBG members (double occupancy); $850 for non-members (double occupancy). The trip cost includes the bus charter, 3 nights at the Creekside Inn in Bishop (double occupancy), 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and all entry fees. For registration please call 805-682-4726. The registration deadline for this trip is July 13th.


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