Datebook Seasonal Events for June

Posted on May 1 by SEASONS Magazine

Through June 9 Marcia Burtt Studio Presents ReVisions

ReVisions, a group exhibition featuring gallery artists, comes to Marcia Burtt Studio at 517 Laguna Street. Here, each artist is represented by several works incorporating common motifs, places and styles. This unique exhibit offers art-buffs an insightful look into the artists’ various creative processes.

Through June 9 Scenery, Story, Spirit: American Painting and Sculpture from Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Between the 1830s and the end of World War I, American art came into its own. In this exhibit, guest curator Peter John Brownlee highlights the evolution and maturation of our country’s art, and the various international influences that affected it, to depict the history and changing ideas of America.

Through June 16 California Dreaming: Plein-Air Painting from San Francisco to San Diego

Early 20th-century paintings celebrating our state’s unique and specific topography and climate grace Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s walls, with plein air pieces depicting California nature from San Francisco to San Diego. Also called California Impression, this style of painting was adapted from French Impressionistic techniques and seeks to reproduce the natural light and beauty of our state.   

Through June 28 Patricia Post Printmaking Exhibition Confluence

Celebrate Santa Barbara artist Patricia Post by visiting her exhibition Confluence, which focuses on her personal approaches to printmaking incorporating traditional and contemporary processes at the Studio Channel Island Art Center. Be a part of the Artist’s Reception June 1 from 4-7 p.m. (C.T.)

Through July 31 Women of America 

Celebrate the work of America Martin, critically acclaimed Columbian-American painter, at the Montecito Aesthetic Institute.

June 1, Fiesta! Tony Ybarra

Tony Ybarra, music maestro for this year’s Old Spanish Days-Fiesta, will release his new album Fiesta!—a collection of his most popular cover songs. Get into the swing of Fiesta a few weeks early and delight yourself with the sounds of Ybarra’s Latin guitar.

June 1, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Women’s Literary Festival

Contemporary female authors from a plethora of backgrounds, including Celeste Fremon, Attica Locke, M.G. Lord, Demetria Martinez, Aimee Phan, Elyn Saks and Amy Wilentz, share their life and writing experiences over an afternoon of delicious food and food for thought. 

June 1, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Day Trip to Pasadena’s Huntington Gardens & Library

Join the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden on a day trip to the Huntington Gardens & library to visit the When They Were Wild exhibit, the Japanese Teahouse and Gardens, and a variety of other exhibits. When They Were Wild explores the history of California flora, from its origins to present popularity. $50 for members, $65 for non-members.

June 1, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Costumes

Come to this Solstice-themed workshop to gear up for the Solstice Parade! Led by Angela Lang, the workshop is located above the Art From Scrap store. (AS)

Courtesy of Lolë

Courtesy of Lolë

June 1, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Lolë Yoga Session

Enjoy a morning of relaxation with Lolë Yoga’s special outdoor yoga session! Led by Yasa Yoga’s Stephanie Besler, the session is open to yoga practitioners of all levels and yoga mats will be provided. (AS)

June 1, 12–3 p.m. Caring and Sharing Day at Calle Real Shopping Center

Bring the whole family over to the Calle Real Shopping Center for a nonprofit showcase and a fun-filled neighborhood party. Complete with 35 local merchants and 40 nonprofit organizations, as well as food sampling, balloon animals and animal rescue and adoptions, this event will offer an exciting way to get involved with Santa Barbara’s many nonprofit agencies. (JM)

June 1, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. Tina the Ballerina at Lobero Theatre

Tina the Ballerina is the story of Tina, a young French girl who always dreamed of being a ballerina. When she and her friends make an exciting journey to Paris to see the Paris Opera Ballet, the star ballerina suffers an injury. However, Tina steps in to save the day, taking center stage and delighting the audience with her beautiful dancing.

June 1, 6–9 p.m. Mystery in Masterpieces

Unleash your inner detective with SBMA women’s board and follow the clues hidden in the masterpieces. Wine, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres help bring out the cunning and wit necessary to crack the mystery.

June 1–26, noon–4 p.m. SMALL IS THE NEW BIG

Explore the potential of the small photographic print at Ojai Center for the Arts’ new gallery, with more than 50 artists competing to have their works exhibited in this show.

June 2, 7 a.m. State Street Mile

Lace up your sneakers and join the 14th Annual Platinum Performance State Street Mile and benefit the Crime Victim Emergency Fund. (C.T.)

June 2, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Annual Horse Show

The Striding toward Excellence! Hearts Therapuetic presents the Annual Horse Show for an annual celebration of rider achievements. Join the event and be part of rider demonstrations, games, barbecue lunch and special tributes. (C.T.)

June 2, p.m. “Art for Angels” Art Sale

Blue Moon Studio presents “Art for Angels” to benefit local nonprofit Angels Bearing Gifts. All proceeds from the sale will go towards purchasing holiday and birthday presents for local adults and children living with developmental disabilities.

Courtesy of SOMM Documentary Film

June 2, 3 p.m. SOMM Screening & Wine Reception

Bacara Resort & Spa presents an advance, private screening of the documentary film SOMM in conjunction with a special wine reception. Following the screening, two of the film’s stars and sommeliers will host a Q&A discussion with the audience. Space for the event is limited, so make sure to buy your tickets before they sell out. (AS)

June 2, 3:30 p.m. Musical Fireworks Concert

Come enjoy music performed by Willi Rose, David A. Gell and the LUX Women’s a cappella vocal quartet! The concert will also feature the grand piano donated by Phyllis Zimmerman, and will take place at Trinity Episcopal Church (1500 State Street).

June 2–October 6 “Meet the Matchmaker” Series at S.B. Polo & Racquet Club

Lisa Darsonval, Matchmaker and Dating Coach at Santa Barbara Matchmaking, will lead the “Meet the Matchmaker” series at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club. On the first Sunday of every month during Polo season, Darsonval will answer dating questions and host mini-ice breakers encouraging singles to mingle and meet. (JM)

June 3, 7:30 p.m. Sting: Back to Bass

The highly awarded English rocker returns to the bowl with a five-piece band, performing his most celebrated hits to a crowd who won’t be able to stop themselves from singing along.

June 6, 5 p.m. Forum Lounge: robbinschild, I came here on my own

New York-based robbinschild draws from the mythic allegory “Man Alone,” using video installation and performance to create a feminist reworking of the tale, exchanging “man” for “woman.” 5 p.m. happy hour, 7 p.m. performance.

Cover of The Man From Mars, courtesy of Fred Nadis

June 6, 5–8 p.m. 1st Thursday: Author Fred Nadis at The Book Den

Author Fred Nadis will be at The Book Den to discuss and sign copies of his new book, The Man from Mars: Ray Palmer’s Amazing Pulp Journey.

June 6, 5–8 p.m. Wood Trunk Show

Eilam Byle, a member of Ojai Studio Artists, fashions furniture, hollow forms and vessels, most made from reclaimed lumber, into beautiful, functional pieces. They may be purchased at the museum store.  

Lifebox: Lower Owens by Casey Paul Underwood, acrylic, oil and graphite on wood. Courtesy of Sullivan Goss.

June 6, 5–8p.m. Sullivan Goss’s 10 Under 30 at 1st Thursday

Sullivan Goss presents 10 Under 30, an exhibit showcasing ten emerging young artists who are all under the age of 30! Experience the passion and creativity of these talented artists as they begin their long, artistic careers. (AS)

June 6,  5:30–6:30 p.m. The Role of Drawing Practice in Rome and Florence in the 17th Century

Dr. Catherine Loisel, curator of drawings at Musée de Louvre, lectures on several works in SBMA’s permanent collection, including the Cavedone, Mola and Poccetti drawings.

June 6, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Family 1st Thursdays

Museum teaching artists help family members of all ages create special exhibition-based art projects.

Jessy J Courtesy of The Granada Theatre

Jessy J
Courtesy of The Granada Theatre

June 6, 8 p.m. Upstairs at the G Presents: Jessy J

Experience the captivating and soulful jazz music of Jessy J as she performs for The Granada’s “Upstairs at the G” series. This exciting concert is already sold out, so start scouting for tickets now! (AS)

June 6–9 Ojai Music Festival

American artists and music are at the helm of this year’s 67th annual festival.  Talented choreographer Mark Morris creates artistic collaborations with musical icons and adventurous repertoires from all, with the idyllic beauty of Ojai augmenting the experience. Various locations throughout Ojai.

June 6–23 Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

Terrence McNally’s hit Broadway show centers on two lonely people who yearn for a deep romantic connection, but must first wrestle with the emotional baggage of their pasts.

Woman with a Red Earring, Reading Painting by Angela Perko Courtesy of Sullivan Goss

Woman with a Red Earring, Reading
Painting by Angela Perko
Courtesy of Sullivan Goss

June 6–Sept. 1 Angela Perko at Sullivan Goss

Sullivan Goss has chosen to showcase Angela Perko in its fifth solo exhibition. Perko’s new work includes large scale paintings of the female form and is more abstract and thought-provoking than ever. (AS)

June 7 Hunger Awareness Day

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County seeks to raise both awareness and funds for its efforts and specifically to increase support for meeting the needs of hungry children during the summer months. Join this community-wide one-day campaign to raise funds to serve 35,000 nutritious meals to hungry local children over the summer.

Courtesy of Art From Scrap

Courtesy of Art From Scrap

June 7, 6–8 p.m. The Artists of Solstice

This eclectic and awe-inspiring exhibition features artwork from Beth Amine, Diane Arnold, Gregory Beeman, Stacy Bouffard, Claudia Bratton, Ann Chevrefils, Carlos Cuellar and Pali X Mano. If you’ve seen their work at the Summer Solstice Parade, you won’t want to miss this exciting look at their studio work. (AS)

June 7, 7-9 p.m. Adult Auditions for The Christmas Revels

Singers of all voice ranges and dancers of all types are welcome to audition for The Christmas Revels at the Grace Lutheran Church in Santa Barbara. Rehearsals begin September 9 and performances begin December 21 and 22 at Lobero Theatre.

June 7, 8 p.m. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted at La Cumbre Plaza’s Family Flick Night

The whole family is invited to La Cumbre Plaza for a free, outdoor showing of Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs, blankets and plenty of popcorn! (JM)

June 8, 9–10 a.m. Ocean Awareness Festival

Do your part to help the environment! Participate in a Beach Clean-Up at Stearns Wharf/East Beach, then enjoy a day of fun-filled crafts and festivities at Sea Center.

June 8, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Old Santa Ynez Day

Every year, the Old West comes to life in Downtown Santa Ynez as the frontier town celebrates its birthday. Bring the whole family for a lively celebration that will include a parade, food, local products and other entertainment. (JM)

June 8, 10 a.m. 11th Annual Tennis Tournament and Barbecue

Players of all levels are invited to the Tennis Club of Santa Barbara’s annual Tennis Tournament and Barbecue. What’s more, this mixed doubles round-robin tournament will be bookended by two delicious meals—a mimosa and bagel breakfast and a mouthwatering barbecue. The event will also include a live auction in which the players, their friends or their spouses can “buy” each team. This will definitely be a hit! (JM)

June 8, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Dinosaur Flags

Design cool and creative dinosaur flags at the third pre-Solstice Parade workshop from Art From Scrap! The class will be held above the Art From Scrap store and will be led by Brad Nack. (AS)

June 8, 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Santa Barbara Ocean Festival

Dig your toes in the sand at Santa Barbara’s West Beach and enjoy a day of sun and fun in honor of World Oceans Day! This event, which includes marine education booths, arts and crafts, live entertainment, bouncy houses and even a beer garden, offers something for every member of the family. (JM)

June 8, 11 a.m. Rancho de las Flores Tour and Lunch

The Rancho de las Flores private gardens open for a special event to support the Museum of Ventura County’s Agricultural Museum on Saturday, June 8, 2013. The event includes a guided tour of the grounds led by the owner, and a catered lunch! The deadline for reservations is May 30, and reservations can be made by calling the Agricultural Museum at 805/525-3100.

June 8,  1–4 p.m. Los Olivos Jazz and Olive Festival

The marriage of these two very different things—jazz music and olive oil—may be unexpected, but it certainly is delightful. New and notable performers entertain with the best jazz tunes while local wineries offer tastings and chefs compete with olive-themed dishes. Olive vendors also abound.  

June 8-13 Santa Barbara Writers Conference

Giving writers an oasis of time, place and focus needed to hone their craft, confab with other writers and connect their work with agents and publishers, the annual SBWC offers classes in every imaginable genre, as well as the business side of writing. Guest speakers include Stephen Chbosky, Elizabeth Berg and Sue Grafton, among others.

 June 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Family 5K Fun Run/Walk

The Montecito Family YMCA will host a 5k fun run/walk and breakfast, followed by fellowship and various family activities. This is a perfect opportunity for families to bond while reinforcing healthy habits. (JM)

Cheap Trick, Courtesy of Nederlander Concerts

Cheap Trick, Courtesy of Nederlander Concerts

June 9, 12–4 p.m. “Sunday Funday” at Waxing Poetic

Waxing Poetic and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper are teaming up to raise awareness for the protection and restoration of Santa Barbara’s precious ocean. Enjoy a fun-filled day of live music, ice cream and shopping! (AS)

June 9, 1:30–4:30 p.m. Studio Sundays on the Front Steps

Explore a different medium each month with SBMA teaching artists on the museum’s front steps. This free community outreach event is for visitors of all ages to enjoy and be inspired. Also held July 14 and Aug. 11.

June 9, 5–9 p.m. Tony Awards Party for Ensemble Theatre

Enjoy an evening spent discussing the best of Broadway with Jonathan Fox, the Ensemble Theatre Company’s Executive Artistic Director. Held at the breathtaking Riviera home of Pat and Bob Fulmer, the soiree will include a light dinner and wine for attendees as they guess who might win it big at this year’s Tony Awards. (JM)

June 9, 6:30 p.m. Cheap Trick with Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo

These celebrated musicians come together for a night of 70s jams, girl-power ballads and lyrical genius. Cheap Trick melds pop, punk and metal into tunes that you can’t help but sing along to, while husband-wife team Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo bring some of their most memorable songs to the bowl.

June 10, 5–7 p.m. Business Workshop: Social Media Networking

Art Without Limits SB presents a workshop on social media networking. Derren Ohanian, owner of DNA Imagery, will show the importance of social media networking and give tips especially related to artists.

June 10 and 12, 6-8 p.m. Adult Auditions for The Christmas Revels

Singers of all voice ranges and dancers of all types are welcome to audition for The Christmas Revels at the Grace Lutheran Church in Santa Barbara. Rehearsals begin September 9 and performances begin December 21 and 22 at Lobero Theatre.

June 11, 5:30–9:30 p.m. Solstice Fundraiser at The James Joyce

Stop by The James Joyce, an Irish pub on State Street, and raise a pint or two in support of Solstice. A portion of your libations will go toward funding this year’s Solstice Celebration, offering all the more incentive to drink your fill! (JM)

June 13, 5 p.m. South Coast Business and Technology Awards Dinner

This year marks the 19th annual celebration of the best in business and technology on the South Coast. Awards include Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year, Company of the Year, Excellence in Service and Pioneer Award, with proceeds benefiting Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara.

June 13–July 6 Fiddler on the Roof

The well-loved musical of marriage, tradition and life’s great unknowns lights up the Solvang Festival Theater stage. Follow Teyve’s journey as his daughters find love in this Tony award-winning show.

June 14, 12:15–1:15 p.m. Flag Day Celebration

Join Spirit of ’76 Foundation, Sons of the American Revolution and Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation in an annual celebration of Flag Day, taking place this year at Presidio de Santa barbara State Park.

June 14, 8 p.m. Despicable Me at La Cumbre Plaza’s Family Flick Night

Bring the kids out to La Cumbre Plaza for a free, outdoor showing of Despicable Me. Bring your favorite movie snacks, stretch out on a blanket, and enjoy the show! (JM)

June 14–16 Live Oak Music Festival

Start the summer off with this Father’s Day weekend music festival, where blues, jazz, bluegrass, rock, folk, gospel and Latino music generate three exciting days of guitar riffs and bellowing voices. Some notable performers include Jerry Douglas, Robert Earl Keen, Inga Swearingen, La Santa Cecilia and Ruthie Foster.  

June 14–23, God of Carnage

The Producing Unit and The Frisch Studio work together to present this Tony Award-winning play, about two sets of parents meeting for the first time to discuss an altercation between their two sons, with manners slowly dissipating as the discussion progresses and the rum flows more freely.

June 14–September 2 Joseph Knowles Cello Series

Art and music collide in Joseph Knowles artwork, with large pastel drawings of abstract cello fragments on display while Santa Barbara musician Kate Mendenhall gives a performance.

Music Academy of the West's Midori

Music Academy of the West’s Midori

June 15, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Solstice Magic

Don’t miss the last exciting workshop before the Summer Solstice Parade! Led by Judy Nilsen, the class will be located above the Art From Scrap store. (AS)

June 15, 6:30–9:30 p.m. Bollywood Party Fundraiser for Summer Solstice

Come to India House on State Street for a night of exotic flavor and Far East culture. The evening will feature a buffet of delicious, authentic Indian dishes, as well as musical entertainment and a troupe of Indian belly dancers. Half of all proceeds will go toward funding this year’s Summer Solstice Celebration. (JM)

June 15–23 Amazing Conifers of the Klamath

Join Bob Haller and Nancy Vivrette on a trip to Northern California to hike, explore, and learn about the conifer-rich Klamath and Siskiyou mountain ranges. If you’re not up for the entire 9 day trip, you can also pick a half and hike it! If you don’t care so much for trees, do giant banana slugs tickle your fancy?

Courtesy of The Granada

Courtesy of The Granada Theatre

June 16, 3 p.m. My Fair Lady in Concert

Come to The Granada to witness the 1956 famed musical My Fair Lady in Concert! Presented by the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts and The Santa Barbara Symphony, this exciting event features Tony Award winner Gregory Jbara, Olivier Award winner Laura Michelle Kelly and Academy Award and multiple Emmy Award winner Cloris Leachman. (AS)

June 17-21, 2-6 p.m. Summer Camp 2013 Santa Barbara Festival Ballet

The Musical Theater Triple Threat workshop begins for ages 12-18 with the final performance on June 21 at 4:30 p.m.

June 17-July 5, 8:30-1:30 p.m. Summer Camp 2013: Santa Barbara Festival Ballet

The three week Fairy Tale Dreams workshop for ages 6-19 begin and will follow with a final performance at Center Stage July 5.

June 17–August 10 Music Academy of the West’s 66th Annual Summer Festival

This ever-popular showcase of incredible musical talent brings together 140 young gifted singers and instrumentalists for eight weeks of education and performances that include the West Coast premiere of Matthias Pintscher’s bereshit, internationally celebrated conductor Leonard Slatkin and an incredible rendition of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Other highlights include a performance of Stravinsky’s neoclassical masterpiece Pulcinella. Voice and Instrumental Fellows also collaborate for Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn, under the baton of James Gaffigan, in the season’s final concert at The Granada on August 10. Various locations.

June 18, 7 p.m. Where is Photography Today?

Ricardo Rodriguez, a photographer who uses photos to explore the different ways he can approach reality, will discuss the current state of this medium. After his presentation, Rodriguez will critique submitted images.

Courtesy of Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce

Courtesy of Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce

June 19, 6 p.m. “Natural Wonders of Costa Rica” Info Meeting

Learn information about the CVCC’s first-ever nature trip to Costa Rica by attending this information and preview meeting at Shepard Place Apartments Club House in Carpinteria. Get your questions answered by a Chamber Explorations tour operator representative and Carpinteria Chamber staff. (Note: RSVP by June 17.)

June 20,  5–7 p.m. Wabi-Sabi: A Mindful Approach to Art

In this Sessions, an intimate series of art conversations from Contemporary Arts Forum, artists can learn how to manage their financial, competitive and psychological stresses through mindfulness techniques. Event is free, but advance RSVP is required.

June 20, 5–10 p.m. Fiesta Ranchera

Kick off the Fiesta fun early with a festive evening of fun, food, music and dancing on the beautiful historical gardens of Rancho La Patera and Stow House. Sample food from local restaurants, with award-winning local wineries and bars also onsite. Enjoy performances by the Junior Spirit and Spirit of Fiesta and end the evening with dancing under the stars.

June 21, 8 p.m. Enchanted at La Cumbre Plaza’s Family Flick Night

Spend a balmy summer evening with the family over at La Cumbre Plaza, where the whole family can enjoy a free, outdoor screening of Enchanted. This will be the third and final Family Flick Night, so break out the popcorn and stop by for some fun! (JM)

June 21, 8 p.m. Free Viewing of Saturn at Westmont Observatory

Westmont Observatory focuses on the ringed planet Saturn in this free public viewing, where spectators should be able to see the Cassini Division—the break between Saturn’s A and B rings.

June 21–23 Summer Solstice Celebration

Celebrate the longest day of the year with thousands of other locals and visitors, complete with live music, performances, craft and food vendors, kids’ activities, and a Santa Barbara favorite tradition: the vibrant parade, themed “Creatures” this year. The parade starts at high noon on Saturday, as creative floats, fascinating costumes and brilliant masks journey from Cota St. up State St. to Micheltorena, all the while transforming downtown Santa Barbara into a stunning splash of color, music and dance. The festival at Alameda Park (1400 Santa Barbara St.) starts Friday night and continues through the weekend, featuring live music, delicious foods and beverages from local restaurants, caterers and nonprofit groups; an arts and crafts boutique with more than 75 artisans and craftsmen; a large “drum circle” formed by parade participants and anyone who cares to join in the beat; and a special children’s area with storytellers, musicians, drama and mimes.

June 22, 6 p.m. Last Summer On Earth—Barenaked Ladies with Ben Folds Five and Guster

The multiplatinum-selling Barenaked Ladies are joined by Ben Folds Five and Guster for a hot-ticket tour of 30 arenas and amphitheaters across the country, including Santa Barbara Bowl.

June 22, 6–9 p.m. Spencer the Gardener

Head to the Eos patio for this local band’s latin-tinged indie pop performance.

June 22, 8 p.m. Academy Festival Orchestra

Part of the Music Academy of the West Summer Festival, Larry Rachleff conducts Bartok, Debussy, and Ravel at Granada Theatre. (A.K.)

June 23, noon–4 p.m. Spencer the Gardener

Performing songs from “Organic Gangster” alongside Rob Taylor and Jim Connolly (along with other surprises), Spencer the Gardener rocks Padaro Beach Grill.

June 24, 8 p.m. Vladimir Chernov 

See the powerful and affecting Russian baritone in recital at Hahn Hall as part of the Music Academy of the West 2013 Summer Festival.

June 24–September 27, Town Center Moves North: Town Center Gallery Artists

Artists were invited to bring three of their best works for jurying by Rita Ferri, commemorating the newly named Betteravia Gallery North in Santa Maria. Artists reception will take place Monday, July 1 from 3–5 p.m.

June 27, 8 p.m. Masterclass Sampler

A compelling introduction to the pleasures of the Music Academy masterclass, this event features performances by Academy Fellows and faculty artists.

June 28, 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Greenwell Preserve Trail Ride

Head out on the trail with horses from Los Padres Outfitters, riding through orange groves, along the polo field and on the beach. Then enjoy a delicious brunch, all of which benefits Hearts Therapeutic Riding.

From Dusk till Drawn

From Dusk till Drawn

Courtesy of The Granada Theatre

Courtesy of The Granada Theatre

June 28, 8 p.m. Michael Jackson HIStory II Show

Experience one of the greatest pop icons the world has ever known by coming to this musical biography show. World-renowned Jackson impersonator Kenny Wizz will perform over 20 songs live and will take you on a thrilling journey through the popstar’s life, traveling from the Jackson 5 era to the current decade. This is the first time the show will be playing in the U.S.—you don’t want to miss it! (AS)

June 28–29, 5 p.m. Sat.–5 p.m. Sun. From Dusk ’til Drawn: 24-Hour Drawing Rally

Artists, both experienced and amateur, spend 24 hours rubbing elbows with each other and making art spanning all subject matters and methods, which they may then sell to the public.

June 29, 2–5 p.m. Santa Barbara Wine Festival

Swirl, sip and savor wines from more than 50 Central Coast premier wineries, complemented with savory and sweet edibles at Santa Barbara Wine Festival. Escape for an afternoon and enjoy the refreshing ambiance of being in nature as well, all while helping to raise funds for the museum’s exhibits and science education programs.

June 29, 3–5 p.m. A Big Dose of Isabelle Green

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden’s wine (and beer) and cheese botanic lecture series features noted local landscape architect Isabelle Greene, who shares her observations about the healing nature of gardens and leading the good life on a small planet. The lecture kicks off with a reception and tastings offered by Telegraph Brewing Company’s Brian Thompson.

June 29, 3 p.m. Warren Jones Masterclass

Honored in 2010 by Musical America as “Collaborative Pianist of the Year,” Warren Jones, director of the Academy’s Vocal Piano Program, will perform at UCSB Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall.

June 29, 4–7 p.m. Cellar Classic: An Auction of Rare and Fine Wines

This annual event features both a live auction of rare, collectable wines—such as Château Lafite Rothschild, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and California cult wines—conducted by professional auctioneer John Glines and a silent auction of other fine wines, wine-related gifts and lifestyle packages. Bountiful gourmet hors d’oeuvres are served along with local wines, accompanied by live entertainment, all to benefit St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church’s community service work.

June 29, 6–8 p.m. Spencer the Gardener

Spencer, Gary and Rob from Spencer the Gardener perform at Carr Winery in Santa Ynez.

June 29, 8 p.m. Academy Festival Orchestra 

Guest Conductor Bernard Labadie, an internationally recognized expert on 17th- and 18th-century repertoire, conducts Gluck, Mozart and Hayden.

June 29–August 10 SPECIMEN

SPECIMEN, an exhibit curated by Ted Mills, brings together an odd array of objects into cabinets created by various artists in town. Several of the artists involved are well known assemblage experts, making this exhibit a strangely cohesive yet totally fragmented experience, as though you’re peering at something to be studied. Participating local artists include Tracy Beeler, Dan Levin, Michael Long,  Ted Mills, Jim O’Mahoney, Norm Reed, Jonathan Smith, Matt Straka, Ethan TurpinDug Uyesaka and Sue Van Horsen. Artist reception on June 29 from 5–7 p.m.

June 30, 2 p.m. Labour and Wait Artists Panel

A panel for Labour and Wait, an exhibit opening in July that brings 19th-century principles of virtue into the 21st century, the work of 15 internationally recognized artists and artist-collaboratives comprising Labour and Wait reflects today’s obsession with authenticity, craftsmanship and the handcrafted. Speakers include Colin Darke from Northern Ireland, Allison Smith from San Francisco and Jane Wilbraham from London.

June 30, 12–5 p.m. Aymar Ccopacatty: Weaving Recyclables

Create your own unique piece of recycled art at Santa Barbara Museum of Art with Aymar Ccopacatty, an artist known for weaving plastic bags into thought-provoking objects that highlight how something discarded can be made into something new.

June 30, 3:30–6 p.m. Screening of Oklahoma! at the Alhecama Theatre

Come and bid one final farewell to the historic Alhecama Theatre as the Ensemble Theatre Company screens the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! In keeping with the evening’s Americana theme, guests will enjoy wine, peanuts and popcorn as they attend one last movie screening at the Alhecama. (JM)


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