Datebook Seasonal Events for September

Posted on Aug 1 by SEASONS Magazine

Through September 8 Dasha Shishkin: erry icket

Russian-born artist Dasha Shishkin creates vibrant drawings on large semi-transparent surfaces, with figurative depictions of the romantic, erotic, humorous and grotesque visible in this solo exhibition. Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, 653 Paseo Nuevo, 805/966-5373,

Through September 8 Bloom Projects: Edgar Orlaineta, Katsina Horizon

Like a magnifying glass to everyday life, Edgar Orlaineta’s sculptures use small details to convey larger cultural concepts. A man of many mediums, including sculpture, collage and video, Orlaineta will produce a completely new body of work for his exhibit at MCA Santa Barbara. Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, 653 Paseo Nuevo, 805/966-5373,

Through September 15, Ojai Collects

Eight private collections make up the third exhibition at Ojai Valley Museum, featuring many pieces that have never been shown to the public prior to this exhibit. Each collection depicts a different passion of its collector, including popular culture, American art from 1968–1980, New Guinea/Sepik River carvings, archery bows, American bronzes, Southern Outsider art,  American West and contemporary glass art.

Grayson Perry, Map Of Truths And Beliefs, 2011, wool and cotton tapestry, 78 3/4 x 185 1/8 in. Courtesy of SBMA

Grayson Perry, Map Of Truths And Beliefs, 2011, wool and cotton tapestry, 78 3/4 x 185 1/8 in. Courtesy of SBMA

Through September 22 Labour and Wait

In an exhibit 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. Artists in the exhibition include seminal figures Wim Delvoye (Ghent), Tim Hawkinson (Los Angeles) and Grayson Perry (London), as well as emerging artists Theaster Gates (Chicago), Mika Rottenberg (New York) and Allison Smith (San Francisco). Also represented are Tonico Lemos Auad, Andrea Bowers, Colin Darke, Daniel Dewar and Gregory Gicquel, Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Josiah McElheny, Ricky Swallow, David Thorpe and Jane Wilbraham. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St. 805/963-4364,

Through September 29 Un/Natural Color

The powerful relationship between color and memory is explored in this exhibit, which examines how unique color palettes in photography evoke moments of the historical past, from the pastel hues of 19th-century painted portraits and the vibrant colors of the late-1930s Kodachrome transparencies to the faded snapshots of the 1970s. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St. 805/963-4364,

Through October 17, 5:30-7 p.m. Living with Loss Support Group 

Beginning Thursday, August 29 and then continuing every Thursday until October 17, Hospice of Santa Barbara will be hosting a support group for parents who have lost a child anywhere from pregnancy to the age of 5. Completely confidential, this support group has the goal of aiding parents through the grieving process and meeting others who share the same experience. Pre-registration is required. Hospice of Santa Barbara, 2050 Alameda Padre Suite 100, 805/563-8820,

September 2, 4 p.m. An Afternoon with Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz, courtey of Nederlander Concerts

Jason Mraz, courtey of Nederlander Concerts

From coffee houses and a single chair to stadiums and two Grammy awards, Jason Mraz has played to audiences big and small and performs his chart-topping hits such as “I Won’t Give Up” to an intimate audience at the bowl. Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. 805/962-7411,

September 3, Tickets for Tales from the Tavern Fall Concerts

Buy your tickets now for the Tales from the Tavern Fall Concert series before they are gobbled up – individual shows go on sale today for the following shows: Devon Sproule, AJ Croce (Sept. 18), Dave Alvin (Sept. 25), Karla Bonoff (Oct. 9), Sam Baker + Kim Richey (Oct 23), Tish Hinojosa + Malcolm Holcombe (Nov. 6) and Ryan Bingham (Nov. 13). Located at 3687 Sagunto Street in Santa Ynez. To purchase, go online or call 805/688-0383.

September 3, Writing and Making a Movie

TV Santa Barbara is hosting a workshop with Director’s Guild of America member David Silva, who will take students through the process of writing, shooting, and selling a movie. The six week session course will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m., and will cover the tools of the trade as well as several other aspects of creating a film. This is a great opportunity for those who are passionate about film to learn from a pro!

September 4—29, Robert E. Lee – Shades of Gray

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Rubicon Theater Company presents Robert E. Lee – Shades of Gray. The show opens September 7, with previews starting on September 4, and examines how the most trusted soldier in  the U.S. Army became the most dangerous man in America. Shows run Wednesday through Sunday at the Rubicon Theater Company, 1006 E. Main Street in Ventura, for tickets and information, call 805/667-2900 or visit

September 5, 5—8 p.m. Louise Warner Trunk Show

Louise Warner, an Santa Barbara native, has been sculpting and exhibiting her work for the past 20 years.  She uses a variety of mediums to express herself and her view of the human form, and her work can be found in the the Santa Barbara Museum of Art‘s store.

September 5—27, Pure Passion

Three very talented women have combined their shared passion for art into one exhibit at the CASA Gallery. These images range from whimsical to brutally honest, exploring the human psyche through a broad range of mediums. There will be a First Thursday Reception on September 5 from 5-8 p.m. at the CASA Gallery, 23 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara CA 805/965-6448.

September 5, 7 p.m. Kendra Ware Notes from the Underground 

Author Kendra Ware will read excerpts from her autobiography Notes from the Underground, which demonstrate her personal and difficult experiences with the United States Judicial System. Through a multimedia performance, Ware will shed light upon how the past affects what is deemed morally acceptable today. There will be a Happy Hour at 5 p.m. prior to the performance. Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, 653 Paseo Nuevo, 805/966-5373,

September 5, 8 p.m. Club Mercy Presents: Blonde Redhead

Alternative band Blonde Redhead, randomly formed at an Italian Restaurant in New York in 1993, consists of Japanese art student Kazu Makino and twin Italian brothers Simone and Amedeo Pace. This eclectic group is coming to SOhO Restaurant and Music Club this September for a performance you can’t miss! For more information or to purchase tickets, call 805/962-7776  or visit the website. SOhO Restaurant and Music Club, 1221 State St.,

September 6–15 Always…Patsy Cline!

Join PCPA Theaterfest for a musical that explores the true-life story of Patsy Cline’s friendship with Louise Seger, whether discussing their concerns over coffee or writing letters to each other until Cline’s death. This moving yet humorous tale of friendship is accompanied by unforgettable country favorites. Solvang Festival Theater, 420 2nd St., Solvang. 805/686-1789,

September 6—November 17, Marcia Burtt Studio

Visit the Marcia Burtt Studio for a solo exhibition from September 6–November 17 at its new uptown location (1324 State St., Suite J). First Thursday will be on September 5 from 5-8 p.m. The studio is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, please call 805/963-2332.

September 6—7, 7:30 p.m.  Golf with Alan Shepard

Tee up for a night of entertainment at Center Stage Theater, and follow four aging retirees as they discuss love, faith, time and, of course, golf over 18 holes.

September 7, 12 noon Santa Barbara Yacht Club’s Charity Regatta

The Santa Barbara Yacht Club is hosting their 9th Annual “Yachts of Love” Charity Regatta to benefit Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care’s Serenity House. Along with boat races, the event will include a silent auction and raffle, dinner, drinks and live music.

September 7, 12—3 p.m. Cerno Trunk Show

Cerno is an industrial design and manufacturing company that creates modern LED light fixtures and furniture. These overlooked objects become reinvented by the group, transforming them into objects of personal expression and enjoyment. These unique works can be found at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s store.

September 7, 7 p.m. fun.

The multi-Grammy Award-winning band fun. is joined by very special guests Tegan & Sara for an exciting performance, singing their catchy alternative rock tunes such as “Some Nights” and “We Are Young.” Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. 805/962-7411,

September 8, 1—4 p.m. For the Love of Animals

Diana Basehart Foundation hosts an event, For the Love of Animals, with music, refreshments and a silent auction at the beautiful home of Penny and Adam Bianchi.

September 8, 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 Oct. 13 and Nov. 10. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St. 805/963-4364,

September 8, 2 p.m. The Saint of F**ked Up Karma

An agonized spiritual tribute to accountability and redemption, this punk rock musical will certainly get you rocking out. Presented by Center Stage Theater.

September 8, 3 p.m.—Sunset Heal the Ocean Celebration 2013

If you like music, food by Epicurean Cowboy, Spirits, fun and all of that for a good cause, come to HTO Celebration at Elings Park Godric Grove, 1298 Las Positas Road. For information and to purchase your spot, visit the website.

OneRepublic, courtesy of Nederlander concerts

OneRepublic, courtesy of Nederlander concerts

September 10, 7 p.m. OneRepublic & Sara Bareilles

Brilliant songwriters OneRepublic and songstress Sara Bareilles share their sometimes feel-good and sometimes heart-breaking tunes in this concert. Special guest Churchill also takes the stage. Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. 805/962-7411,

September 12, 7 p.m. The Future of Hunger

Author and food systems expert Janet Poppendieck will be speaking about the Future of Hunger as part of Orfalea Foundation‘s Food Sovereignty Week on September 12 at 7 p.m. at Santa Barbara’s Marjorie Luke Theater. For more information, visit

September 13, 6:30 p.m. Sheryl Crow & Gary Allan

Co-headlining the “Free and Easy” tour, Crow and Allan bring a much-desired country vibe to the bowl, with Crow playing off of her new album Feels Like Home (out Sept. 10) and “maverick” Allan serenading with his blend of country and rock ‘n’ roll.

September 13-29, Lunch With Bill

Spend this month’s 2nd Friday celebrating the life of UCSB Professor Emeritus of Art Bill Rohrbach with SBTC‘s gallery “Lunch with Bill”. The gallery will feature work by 10 Santa Barbara area based artists, all close friends of Rohrbach’s.

September 13, 8 p.m. Peter White, David Benoit and David Pack

This terrific trio brings several decades of experience in jazz and soft rock to The Granada. Jazz guitarist White boasts more than a dozen solo recordings, jazz pianist and composer Benoit has brought his contemporary sound to over 25 solo recordings and former Ambrosia lead singer Pack has succeeded as a solo artist, performer and producer. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. 805/899-2222,

September 13, 8 p.m. Fall Faculty Recital 

Westmont College‘s Fall Faculty Recital will feature Han Soo Kim and other members of its talented faculty performing the works of Beethoven, Brahmns, Schickele and Schubert. The recital will be held in Deane Chapel at 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 805/565-6040.

September 14, 3-5 p.m. Tani Conrad’s “Woodland Series” 

Porch (3823 Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria) will be hosting an artist reception of Tani Conrad‘s “Woodland Series,” which will be on exhibit through October 31st. For more information, call 805/684-0300.


Han Soo Kim, Courtesy of Westmont College

September 14, 4—6 p.m. Patrick O’Hara’s Art of California Natives

The Board of Directors for the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and the Wildling Museum will be hosting a reception for Patrick O’Hara’s Art of California Natives at the Wildling Museum, located at 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463. Anyone interested in attending can RSVP by calling 805/682-4726 ext. 102 or clicking here.

September 14, 7 p.m. THE WEEKND

The Canadian artist, producer and visionary hits Santa Barbara Bowl with special guests Anna Lunoe and BANKS. This R&B revolutionary delivers sexy and multi-sensory performances, and is known for his hypnotic visuals.

September 14, 7 p.m. OPEN (A Celebration/Fundraiser/Performance)

Celebrate NECTAR‘s 4 year anniversary with a “funk”raiser celebration. Proceeds from ticket purchases and the silent auction will benefit NECTAR and THE LITTLE BEE Children’s Art Festival. For more information, contact 805/865-8811 or visit

The Tempest, Courtesy of Center Stage Theater.

The Tempest, Courtesy of Center Stage Theater.

September 14, 8 p.m. The Tempest

Lit Moon Theater presents William Shakespeare’s the Tempest, the last performance of its 2013 summer tour at Center Stage Theater. For more information, visit or call 805/963-0408.

September 14, 8 p.m. Jason Isbell + Special Guest

Alabama singer-songwriter Jason Isbell, just off the release of his solo album Southeastern, brings his personal lyrics and profound sound to Sings Like Hell. Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. 805/963-0761,

September 16, 5-7 p.m. “Websites for Artists” with Naseem Hyder

Learn how develop a website from scratch at the “Websites for Artists” workshop with UCSB alumna Naseem Hyder. For more information, call 805/565/-1332 or visit

September 18, 8:30 – 10 a.m. Fall Morning Bird Walk

Enjoy the beautiful Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens and be the first to witness the diverse bird species who frequent this piece of paradise. Naturalist leader Rebecca Coulter will lead the walk and point out many of our winged friends. For more information on the Fall Morning Bird Walk, click here.

September 18, Devon Sproule + AJ Croce

Travel through song and story with Tales from the Tavern’s fall concert series, tonight featuring Devon Sproule and AJ Croce. They are located at 3687 Sagunto Street in Santa Ynez. Tickets for all six concerts this season are available online or by calling 805/688-0383. After September 3, then individual shows will go on sale. But don’t wait – they are going fast!

September 18, 4:30 p.m. KJEE Summer Round Up

The rock radio station brings some long-time and new favorite bands to the bowl, including punk-rock trio Blink-182, Australia’s Atlas Genius and Denmark’s New Politics. Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. 805/962-7411,

September 19, 8 p.m. Itzhak Perlman 

Classical violinist Itzhak Perlman is often considered the reigning virtuoso of his instrument, with a charming demeanor and undying love for music that melds with his extraordinary talent. Rohan De Silva accompanies him on piano. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. 805/899-2222,

September 19—22 MCASB Loves Chicago

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara has got you covered for this year’s Chicago Art Expo! Join MCASB Executive Director Miki Garcia for a guided experience on MCASB’s VIP Tour. The tour includes visits to top museums, private gallery receptions,  exclusive tours of private collections and much more! Participants’ experience will be completed with the addition of the best food and wine the city has to offer. For more information or to RSVP to this year’s tour, call 805/966-5373 ext. 107. Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, 653 Paseo Nuevo, 805/966-5373,

Dr. John, courtesy of The Granada

Dr. John, courtesy of The Granada

September 20, 8 p.m. Dr. John

Six-time Grammy-winning Dr. John, or Mac Rebennack to those close to him, embodies the rich musical heritage of New Orleans, with pop, blues, jazz, rock ’n’ roll and other influences that come out in his soulful tunes. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. 8 p.m. 805/899-2222,

September 20–22 77th Annual Solvang Danish Days

Celebrate “Little Denmark” with Solvang’s annual Danish Days, a weekend of folk dancing, colorful costumes, delectable desserts, Hans Christian Andersen storytelling, parades and more. Various locations throughout Solvang.

September 21, 11 a.m.—4 p.m. The Great Grape Stomp

Put on your stompin’ shoes and pull a Lucille Ball, with grapes up to your knees while you’re having too much fun to notice. If you’ve never been to a stomp before, don’t miss your chance. Kalyra Winery, 343 N. Refugio Rd., Santa Ynez. 805/693-8864,

Courtesy of Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

Courtesy of Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

September 21, 4 p.m. Symphony of the Soil

Deborah Koons Garcia’s Symphony of the Soil will be making its south coast premiere on Saturday, September 21 at 4 p.m. at the Ojai Playhouse. Garcia will be present to introduce the film and will hold a Q&A after the screening. For more information, click here.

September 21, 7-9 p.m. Point Conception Exhibit Grand Opening

Join Santa Barbara Maritime Museum and Roger and Sarah Chrisman at the Point Conception: Cape Horn of the Pacific Exhibit Grand Opening. The event will start at 7 p.m. with remarks at 7:30 p.m. Complimentary appetizers, wine and bar will be available for attendees. To register for this event, visit or call 805/963-8404 ext. 115.

September 22, 2—3:30 p.m. Craft Matters: Julia Bryan-Wilson and Jenni Sorkin           

Julia Bryan-Wilson and Jenni Sorkin, leading scholars on craft in contemporary art, uncover the rise of the craftsman and craft in art’s present and future in association with SBMA’s Labour and Wait exhibit. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St. 805/963-4364,

September 23, 6-8 p.m. First Autumn Pub Sing

Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox at Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant’s Main Room with music, beverages and more with Santa Barbara Revels! Admission includes a songbook of beloved classics and a drink. Parking will be available in Santa Barbara Parking Lot #10 or on the street. For more information, visit

Depeche Mode, courtesy of Nederlander concerts

Depeche Mode, courtesy of Nederlander concerts

September 24, 7 p.m. Depeche Mode

Returning to North America for The Delta Machine World Tour, Depeche Mode is considered a pioneer of the post-punk era and electronic music, with album sales exceeding 100 million copies over the years. Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. 805/962-7411,

September 25, Dave Alvin

Travel through song and story with Tales from the Tavern’s fall concert series, tonight featuring Dave Alvin. They are located at 3687 Sagunto Street in Santa Ynez. Tickets for all six concerts this season are available online or by calling 805/688-0383. If tickets are still available on September 3, then individual shows will go on sale. Don’t wait – they are going fast!

September 26, 6:30 p.m. The Lumineers

With a platinum-selling Grammy-nominated debut album under their belts, The Lumineers are quickly becoming one of the most popular bands around. They return to Santa Barbara to take on their largest local venue yet. Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. 6:30 p.m. 805/962-7411,

September 27—28, BASSH!

Let Derrick Curtis Productions and Center Stage Theater take you on a global dance your with three sizzling performances of the dance hit BASSH! Performances will take place Friday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 28 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

September 27—October 31, 9 a.m.—5 p.m. Annual Fall and Plant Sale at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden 

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden hosts its Annual Fall and Plant Sale where members can choose from a huge selection of native plants from Los Angeles, San Francisco and everywhere in between. Featuring over 450 different plant species and over 5,000 plants overall, this sale is perfect for any plant lover! However, you must be a member in order to attend this unbelievable sale, so become a member of SBBG today! Santa Barbara Botanic Garden’s Garden Growers Nursery, 1212 Mission Canyon Rd. 805/682-472,

September 27 – November 8, 1-3 p.m. Introduction to the Jepson Manual

Botanist Mary Carroll will introduce the Jepson Manual and basic terminology used in plant identification at Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens every Friday starting in September. For more information, click here. 

September 28, 8 p.m. Flamenco Arts Festival

As part of Flamenco Arts Festival, Jesús Carmona y Compania perform in the U.S. premiere of Cuna Negra & Blanca, a study of the extremes of human nature with insight into the stunning Iberian culture and the universal ability of dance to bind cultures together. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. 805/899-2222,

September 28, 6–8 p.m. Opening Reception for Call For Entries 2013 and Bloom Projects: Ro Snell

Celebrate the opening of Call For Entries 2013: Morgan Carter, Julia Hickey, M. Helsenrott Hochhauser, Katy McCarthy, Marco Pinter and Christopher Ulivo and Bloom Projects: Ro Snell, All that is left. MCA Santa Barbara, 653 Paseo Nuevo. 805/966-5373,

September 28, 9 a.m.—3 p.m. Adult Art Studio Classes

Influenced by the Japanese artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, this workshop put on by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art will allow students to explore simplified methods of rendering lunar phases using printmaking and painting techniques. Come celebrate the mysteries of the moon at SBMA’s Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House, 1600 Santa Barbara St. $80 SBMA members/$85 non-members, pre-registration required. Register at

September 28, 3-6 p.m. Foley Food & Wine Society Launch Party

Foley Food & Wine Society will be hosting its Launch Party Celebration on September 28 from 3-6 p.m at Bacara Resort & Spa. The celebration will feature wines from Foley Family Wines and many other world renowned wineries like Kuleto Estate, Chalk Hill Estate, Sebastiani, Lancaster Estate, Firestone Vineyard, Foley Estates Vineyard & Winery and Eos Estate Winery. For more information on this event or to purchase tickets, contact Danielle Maxwell at or call 855/883-8688.

September 28, 10 a.m.—6 p.m. Sol Food Festival

Enjoy sustainable, organic local food, wine and beer, engage in workshops and discussions, and celebrate local farmers, chefs, organizations and individuals working to better our food system at this annual community-created festival. Plaza de Vera Cruz, 180 E. Cota St. 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

September 28–29, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 22nd Annual California Lemon Festival 

Head to this family-friendly festival for games, pony rides, bounce houses, pie-eating contests, lemony tastings and the eighth annual Goleta Fall Classic Car Show. Girsh Park, 7050 Phelps Rd., Goleta. Sept. 28, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sept. 29, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

September 28, 8 p.m. Mark Hummel and Little Charlie Headline Blues Society Show

The Santa Barbara Blues Society presents a performance by harmonica-guitar duo Mark Hummel and Little Charlie that is sure to knock your socks off! Both musicians are highly praised for their talents, and are sure to give a fun performance that every blues lover will enjoy. The performance will take place at the Carrillo Recreation Center,     100 E. Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara CA.

September 28–29 Savor the Central Coast

The best winemakers, celebrity chefs (including Michael Voltaggio of Top Chef, ink. and ink.sack fame), brew masters, fishermen, artisanal food producers and others from the Central Coast come together to celebrate the bounty and beauty of our state. Come hungry! Santa Margarita Ranch, 9000 Yerba Buena, Santa Margarita. 805/541-8000,

September 29, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. The Arts Fund 30th Anniversary Celebration

The Arts Fund is hosting its 30th Anniversary celebration A Formal Affaire: Art Making in Black and White. Events will include cocktails, live music, and silent and live auctions. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary event!

September 29–December 8 Call for Entries 

MCA Santa Barbara showcases the work of Morgan Carter, Julia Hickey, M. Helsenrott Hochhauser, Katy McCarthy, Marco Pinter and Christopher Ulivo, who were selected by a panel of art professionals, all displaying newly commissioned work. MCA Santa Barbara, 653 Paseo Nuevo. 805/966-5373,

September 29–December 8 Bloom Projects: Ro Snell, All that is left

In this Bloom Projects, Santa Barbara-based and U.K.-born artist Ro Snell examines what remains, both physical and abstract, after a process or a period of time, using assemblage pieces, re-contextualized organic forms and combined print images. MCA Santa Barbara, 653 Paseo Nuevo. 805/966-5373,

September 30, 12 noon Bon Appetit!

Opera Santa Barbara presents Bon Appetit!, a short opera that pays tribute to national cooking icon Julia Childs. If this opera is anything like Childs herself, it is sure to be charming and full of talent.


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