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 host a support group for parents who have lost a child anywhere from pregnancy to the age of five. Completely confidential, this support group aides parents through the grieving process and meeting others who share the same experience. Pre-registration is required. Hospice of Santa Barbara, 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Suite 100, 805/563-8820, hospiceofsantabarbara.org.
Through 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, sbbg.org.
October 1, 7 p.m. Alan Alda
Iconic M*A*S*H actor, director and author Alan Alda brings his wit and life experiences to the discussion of “What’s been the meaning of life?” in his talk Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself, which Parade calls “Equal parts humor and heart.” Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. 7 p.m. 805/899-2222, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
October 2, 2-5 p.m. California Naturalist Program & SBBG Docent Training
Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens is proud to offer the new UCCE California Naturalist program developed by the UC Cooperative Extension for volunteer naturalists and citizen scientists. The program will run for 10 Wednesdays starting October 2. For more information, click here.
October 2, 7:30 p.m. Grease
Watch a free screening of the legendary film, Grease at Canary Hotel‘s breathtaking rooftop terrace. Complimentary blankets will be provided, and an array of cocktails by Finch & Fork will be available for purchase.
October 2, 8 p.m. Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Classical ballet melds with contemporary expression; cultural traditions mix with newfound beauty. Founder and artistic director Alonzo King and his troupe of exceptional dancers bring gorgeous performances that evoke a profound sense of shared humanity. Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures. The Granada, 1214 State St. 8 p.m. 805/899-2222, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
October 3, 8 p.m. Masters of Bluegrass
Bluegrass’s finest—including Del McCoury, Bobby Osborne, J.D. Crowe, Bobby Hicks and Jerry McCoury—come together for a fast-pickin’ smooth-croonin’ toe-tappin’ night of wit, zeal, mastery and musicianship. UCSB Campbell Hall, 574 Mesa Rd. 8 p.m. 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
October 3–31, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Curated Cocktails at MCASB
Want to enjoy art, music and unique cocktails? Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) partners with new mixologists every Thursday in October to take part in epicure.sb, offering signature cocktails. MCASB features Canary Hotel, Eureka!, Sama Sama, Seven Bar and Kitchen, and Ascendant Spirits as mixologists with music from DJ Empty Priest. Guided tours are offered for the current exhibitions, Call For Entries 2013 and Bloom Projects: Ro Snell, All that is left. Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, 653 Paseo Nuevo, 805/966-5373, mcasantabarbara.org.
October 3–November 30 Meld: A Survey of Contemporary Metal
Want to see some great craftsmanship in metal sculptures? Sullivan Goss‘s exhibition, Meld: A Survey of Contemporary Metal, is sure to impress you. This exhibition is curated by Nathan Vonk and features work by Ken Bortolazzo, Allen Linder, Nicholas Coroneos and Evan Lewis. Celebrate the exhibition on November 7 from 5–8 p.m. Sullivan Goss, 7 E. Anapumu St., 805/730-1460, sullivangoss.com.
October 4, 5:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. Lucidity Festival
Join Arlington Theatre and Lucidity Festivals for a night filled with transformational music, art, and theater this October, 4 for the Lucidity Festival at the Arlington: Rising Vibes for the Universe. This celebration will feature Lucent Dossier Experience and much more. For more information, click here. To purchase tickets by phone to reduce fees, call 805/963-4408.
October 4, 6 p.m. An Evening with Michael McDonald and Friends
Join the Alano Club of Santa Barbara at An Evening with Michael McDonald and Friends and celebrate the Alano Club of Santa Barbara’s 50th anniversary. A reception, live auction, silent auction and entertainment will be held at Montecito Country Club (920 Summit Road). For tickets and more information, click here.
October 4, 8 p.m. A Conversation with Tony Kushner
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Angels in America and Lincoln screenwriter Tony Kushner uses his works to shed light on the horrors of social injustice, whether discussing AIDS, civil rights, Afghanistan or the West. UCSB Campbell Hall, 574 Mesa Rd. 8 p.m. 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
October 4–6 Avocado Festival
Celebrate peace, love and guacamole at the three-day Carpinteria fest dedicated to the California fruit in all its forms, with a guacamole contest, arts and crafts, kids block party, avocado education and a marketplace. Be sure to check out the world’s largest vat of guacamole. Downtown Linden Ave. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Fri.; 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Sat.; 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Sun. 805/684-0038, avofest.com.
October 5, 9:55 a.m. Eugene Onegin
Music Academy of the West’s 2013/2014 Met: Live in HD begins with a new production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin by Deborah Warner. Approx. run time of the live simulcast is 3 hours and 45 minutes. Order tickets online at musicacademy.org.
October 5, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. ArchitecTours
Experience some of Santa Barbara’s most interesting city residences with this year’s “Urban Living Santa Barbara” ArchitecTours theme. Visit 14 projects while learning about the history and style of these buildings. Various downtown and nearby locations. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 805/966-4198, aiasb.com.
October 5, Andraab Trunk Show
Andraab is a product of M Three Exports, whose products are all hand woven and hand embroidered, making each one-of-a-kind. These unique works, which can be purchased at Santa Barbara Museum of Art‘s store, have found customers across the world and have been featured in magazines like Vogue, O and Condé Nast Traveler.
October 5 – November 3, 10 a.m – 5 p.m. Fall Plant Sale
Join Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens at its annual Fall Plant Sale, the largest sale of native plants from Los Angeles to San Francisco. A preview party & sale will be held the day before for members only before the public sale begins. For more information on the Fall Plant Sale, please call 805/682-4726 ext. 102.
October 9, 7 p.m. Ray Chen
Heralded by NPR as potentially “the finest current violinist you don’t yet know—but you soon will,” young Ray Chen gives performances that radiate with mastery of skill and the energy of youth while still displaying maturity beyond his years. Hahn Hall, 1070 Fairway Rd. 7 p.m. 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
October 9, 7:30 p.m. Sound of Music
Watch a free screening of the legendary film, Sound of Music at Canary Hotel‘s breathtaking rooftop terrace. Complimentary blankets will be provided, and an array of cocktails by Finch & Fork will be available for purchase.
October 10, 2 p.m. Gallery Talk at Agricultural Museum
Susan Zamudio-Gurrola will be giving a talk at The Museum of Ventura County’s Agricultural Museum about the history of Ventura County farmworker housing. The talk will be illustrated with historical and personal photographs, and is expected to last 30 minutes, followed by questions and answers. The Museum of Ventura County’s Agricultural Museum, 926 Railroad Avenue, Santa Paula, CA. 805/525-3100.
October 10, 7 p.m. The Avett Brothers
The Avett Brothers lead a “sweat-dripping, foot-stomping, throat-hoarsing affair,” (The Washington Post) with their brotherly harmony, honoring bluegrass, country, folk, rock, grunge and punk with their voices. Co-presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures and Santa Barbara Bowl. Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. 7 p.m. 805/962-7411, sbbowl.com.
October 10, Near and Far Trunk Show
Near and Far searches all over the world to curate the best artisan crafted goods. Whether these products come from fair-trade co-ops or independent designers, Near and Far is all about preserving fine craftsmanship and supporting artists. These products can be found at Santa Barbara Museum of Art‘s store.
October 11, 5 p.m. Celebration of Harvest Movie Night
Watch the all-time Santa Barbara wine country flick Sideways to kick off the start of Celebration of Harvest weekend. Find a spot on the grass and enjoy food, wine, music and an Oscar-winning flick. Kalyra Winery, 343 N. Refugio Rd., Santa Ynez. 5 p.m. 805/693-8864, kalyrawinery.com
October 11–14 Celebration of Harvest
Spend the weekend toasting Santa Barbara County wines, when vintners, chefs, caterers and food creators head to Rancho Sisquoc to share their stories, their bounty and their own events, such as winemaker dinners, barrel tastings and special sales. Events throughout Santa Barbara County; Festival takes place on Oct. 12 at Rancho Sisquoc, 6600 Foxen Canyon Rd., Santa Maria. 805/688-0881, sbcountywines.com.
October 11–November 2 Captured
Come experience Captured, Santa Barbara Tennis Club (SBTC)’s 1st Annual Photography Contest at its next 2nd Fridays Art, running from October 11 until November 2. This exhibit features the work of renowned photographers Joyce Wilson, Patricia Houghton Clarke and Carey Hobart. An artist reception will be held on October 11 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. Santa Barbara Tennis Club, 2375 Foothill Rd., 805/682-4722, santabarbaratennisclub.com/secondfridays.
October 12, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.,Santa Barbara Harbor and Seafood Festival
The best time to enjoy fresh seafood and live entertainment is now! Join the festivities at the annual Santa Barbara Harbor and Seafood Festival on Saturday, October 12 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m at Harbor Way. This year’s festival will have fresh seafood from local fisheries, live musical entertainment by Spencer the Gardener, cooking demonstrations at Chuck’s Waterfront Grill, boat rides and many more activities! Santa Barbara Harbor Festival, Harbor Way, 805/897-1962, harborfestival.org.
October 12–13 Wagner, Percussion and Space
Santa Barbara Symphony opens its season with Wagner’s Tannhauser Overture, Christopher Rouse’s Percussion Concerto and Gustav Holst’s The Planets—an epic and energetic start to the season, embracing the theme of “rediscover.” The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. 8 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. 805/898-9386, thesymphony.org.
October 13, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Old-Time Fiddlers’ Convention and Festival
Experience the finest in acoustic music from a variety of traditions and instruments at the 42nd annual Old-Time Fiddler’s Convention and Festival, including American old-time, Irish and British traditional music. Enter the old-time contest or take a free workshop. Rancho La Patera & Stow House, 304 N. Los Carneros Rd. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 805/450-2243, fiddlersconvention.org.
October 13, 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 November 10. 1:30–4:30 p.m. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St. 805/963-4364, sbma.net.
October 13–January 12 John Divola: As Far As I Could Get
Thought-provoking photographer John Divola merges photographs, paintings and conceptual art in his unique works, which are presented at SBMA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Pomona College Museum of Art simultaneously, emphasizing the conceptuality and performance nature of his work. A conversation with Colin Gardner and Dick Hebdige about the exhibit occurs on Oct. 13 in Mary Craig Auditorium. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St. 805/963-4364, sbma.net.
October 13, 2013–January 5, 2014 Totally 80s: Gifts to the Permanent Collection
This exhibit at Santa Barbara Museum of Art features an eclectic mix of past, recent and future gifts from the 1980s and the museum’s permanent collection. The collection is made up of paintings and drawings belonging to several iconic movements of the decade, and brings together a diverse mix of styles and artists. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St. 805/963-4364, sbma.net.
October 13, Santa Barbara Harbor and Seafood Festival
The seafood can’t get much fresher! Local fishermen display their catches alongside the pier so you can pick what you want cooked up for lunch. This fun, free, family-friendly fest also features boat rides, diver demonstrations, live music tours of the Maritime Museum, craft booths and raffles. Santa Barbara Harbor. HOURS TO COME. 805/897-1962, santabarbaraca.gov.
October 14, 8 p.m. Yuja Wang
Yuja Wang, known for her fresh interpretations and emotional playing, is a young pianist with profound musical insight and extreme talent. She is widely recognized as one of the most important artists of her generation, with what San Francisco Chronicle calls “superhuman keyboard technique.” UCSB Campbell Hall, 574 Mesa Rd. 8 p.m. 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
October 16, 7:30 p.m. Bye Bye Birdie
Watch a free screening of the legendary film, Bye Bye Birdie at Canary Hotel‘s breathtaking rooftop terrace. Complimentary blankets will be provided, and an array of cocktails by Finch & Fork will be available for purchase.
October 16, 8 p.m. Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music
What do you get when you combine Tony Award-winning revolutionary choreographer Bill T. Jones, Arnie Zane Dance Company and some of the most enduring music of the ages? A night full of sensory experiences that you won’t forget. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. 8 p.m. 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
October 17, 7 p.m. Atoms for Peace
Musical geniuses Thom Yorke, Nigel Godrich, Flea, Joey Waronker and Mauro Refosco return to the bowl stage, performing songs from their debut album AMOK. These familiar names bring together experience from several distinct music styles and bands for an exciting night for fans of all genres. Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. 7 p.m. 805/962-7411, sbbowl.com.
October 17, 8 p.m. SFJAZZ Collective
Back by popular demand, eight of jazz’s most accomplished and talented musicians join in their pursuit of a higher purpose—the celebration of jazz as a constantly changing yet quintessentially modern art form. UCSB Campbell Hall, 574 Mesa Rd. 8 p.m. 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
October 19, 6:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m. 33rd Annual Los Olivos Day in the Country
Experience the unique small-town charm and friendly Los Olivos lifestyle during this event, offering a pancake breakfast, fun run, parade, arts and crafts booths, live music, food samplings, nature adventures and much more!
October 19, noon–4 p.m. Santa Barbara Beer Festival
Cool off with a cold one at Santa Barbara’s oldest Beer Festival! Enjoy great beer, food and music at Elings Park. Spend your afternoon sampling phenomenal brews from over 30 different brewers. Elings Park, 1298 Las Positas Rd., sbbeerfestival.com.
October 19, 8 p.m. This American Life’s Ira Glass, Monica Bills Barnes & Anna Bass
Combine the hilarious musings of radio host Ira Glass and the brilliant choreography and motion of Monica Bills Barnes and her company, and you get a quirky show with two art forms that, as Glass puts it, “have no business being together.” The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. 8 p.m. 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
October 19–December 13 Year of Rebellion: The 1970 Isla Vista Riots, Photographs by Joe Melchione
Student Joe Melchione was the only photographer able to capture the numerous student protests and rallies that took place in this tumultuous time, with his photos revealing the fear, anger and resentment as well as hope, love and acceptance of the students. Art, Design and Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara. 805/893-2951, museum.ucsb.edu.
October 19–December 13 Freedom Now! Forgotten Photographs of the Civil Rights Struggle
Freedom Now! offers insight into the power wielded by black men, women and children as they remade U.S. society through activism—photographs rarely exposed to the mainstream media. Opening reception Oct. 25, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Art, Design and Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara. 805/893-2951, museum.ucsb.edu.
October 19–December 13 Artist-in-Residence: Fran Siegel, Translocation and Overlay
Fifty large-scale drawings displayed in a patchwork pattern adorn the walls of Nachman Gallery, all displaying the complex nature—fire-burned areas, unique topography and urban design—of Santa Barbara, coming together to show the juxtaposition yet congruency of the region. Art, Design and Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara. 805/893-2951, museum.ucsb.edu.
October 20, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Laurence Hauben’s Hoshigaki Workshop
The second annual Hoshigaki workshop has finally arrived! What is Hoshigaki? It is the Japanese art of hand-dried persimmons. This event is organized by Common Grains with persimmons from Jeff Rieger’s Penryn Orchards. Laurence Hauben, owner of Market Forays and leader of Slow Food Santa Barbara, is offering this fun workshop at her home on October 20 from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Reserve your space by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 805/259-7229.
October 23, 7:30 p.m. Alton Brown’s Edible Inevitable Tour
Quirky, intelligent foodie Alton Brown from television’s “Good Eats” and “Iron Chef America” combines stand-up comedy, food experimentation, talk-show antics, multimedia and live music in this show for culinary connoisseurs and novices alike. The Granada, 1214 State St. 7:30 p.m. 805/899-2222, granadasb.org.
October 23, 7:30 p.m. Little Shop of Horrors
Watch a free screening of the legendary film, Little Shop of Horrors at Canary Hotel‘s breathtaking rooftop terrace. Complimentary blankets will be provided, and an array of cocktails by Finch & Fork will be available for purchase.
October 23, 8 p.m. Tiempo Libre
Hot young Cuban band Tiempo Libre is a multi-Grammy-nominated group of musicians known for their exceptional timba performances, a lively blend of Latin jazz and the son, known to entrance their audiences into dancing in the aisles. UCSB Campbell Hall, 574 Mesa Rd. 8 p.m. 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
October 24, 12 p.m. Page Youth Center Ninth Annual Golf Classic
Support the Page Youth Center and have a fun afternoon playing golf at the same time! The ninth Annual Golf adventure, courtesy of PYC, is back again. The fun includes “lucky holes,” prizes and boxed lunch. An awards dinner will immediately follow the adventure. So come have fun playing golf with PYC and help them build a stronger community for the youth of Santa Barbara County! All proceeds benefit the Page Youth Center. Glen Annie Golf Course, 405 Glen Annie Rd. 805/967-8778, pageyouthcenter.org
October 24, 6–8 p.m. 2013 Honorable John C. Pritzlaff Conservation Award Dinner
Join Santa Barbara Botanic Garden in honoring the recipient of this year’s John C. Pritzlaff Conservation Award. The John C. Pritzlaff Conservation Award is awarded to an individual who has outstanding achievements in conservation in California, as well as around the world. The award itself is named after John C. Pritzlaff, whose lifelong goals included those of conserving and inspiring others to conserve as well. Tickets are available here. Montecito Country Club, 920 Summit Rd. 805/687-4266, sbbg.org.
October 24, 8 p.m. The Silk Road Ensemble
A truly international affair, The Silk Road Ensemble combines performers from Asia, Europe and the Americas—masters of instruments such as the gaita (Galician bagpipes), tabla (Indian hand drums), shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) and kamancheh (Persian bowed lute), as well as string instruments—for an uplifting and cross-cultural performance not to be missed. UCSB Campbell Hall, 574 Mesa Rd. 8 p.m. 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
October 24–March 17, 2014 The Paintings of Lockwood de Forest
After traveling Europe, India and the East, painting or sketching as he went, Lockwood de Forest began to visit (and eventually settle in) Santa Barbara, where his landscape paintings mirrored the beauty, color and light of the surrounding natural beauty. Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra St. 805/966-1601, santabarbaramuseum.com.
October 25, 1-5 p.m. 2013 Honorable John C. Pritzlaff Conservation Symposium
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden invites you to join them for its 2013 Honorable John C. Pritzlaff Conservation Symposium. This year’s topic revolves around the tragic underfunding of ecological restoration. Bringing together a variety of speakers with different backgrounds and experiences, the discussion highlights the need to come together in order to make ecological restoration a more achievable reality. Tickets are available here. Santa Barbara Public Library’s Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu St. 805/687-4266, sbbg.org
October 25–27 Boo at the Zoo
For a spook-tacular night of trick-or-treating, head to the zoo! This family-friendly holiday boasts several events such as Trick-or-Treat Trail, Creepy Crawly encounters, Boo-Choo-Choo train rides, Goblin Games, Spooky Storytelling and a Costume Parade—something fun for everyone! Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Dr. 5:30–8:30 p.m. Fri.; 4:30–8:30 p.m. Sat.; 4:30–7:30 p.m. Sun. 805/962-5339, sbzoo.org.
October 25–March 2, 2014 Luminescent Santa Barbara: Lockwood de Forest
Santa Barbara was just as beautiful in the early 1900s as it is today. Santa Barbara History Museum‘s exhibit, Luminescent Santa Barbara: Lockwood de Forest, features landscape paintings of Santa Barbara by Lockwood de Forest, a member of the prestigious National Academy. Santa Barbara History Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra St., 805/966-1601, santabarbaramuseum.com.
October 26, 9:55 a.m. The Nose
Music Academy of the West’s 2013/2014 Met: Live in HD offers a production of Shostakovich’s the Nose by William Kentridge. Approx. run time of the live simulcast is 2 hours and 15 minutes. Order tickets online at musicacademy.org.
October 26, 8 p.m. Birds of Chicago + Ellis Paul
In this Sings Like Hell production, duo J.T. Nero and Alison Russell from Birds of Chicago combine guitar and banjo for a whimsical melody and harmonious energy that remind us why we love Americana roots music. Boston’s Ellis Paul’s folk music hearkens to the past while keeping one eye on the future of the genre. Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. 8 p.m. 805/963-0761, singslikehell.org.
October 27, 2 p.m. Eugene Onegin
Music Academy of the West’s 2013/2014 Met: Live in HD begins with a new production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin by Deborah Warner. Approx. run time of the encore is 3 hours and 45 minutes. Order tickets online at musicacademy.org.
October 27, 3 p.m. Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Former derivatives trader and best-selling author of The Black Swan, Taleb’s body of work focuses on decision-making under uncertainty, probability and metaprobability, randomness and disorder. The Times (U.K.) hails him as “The hottest thinker in the world.” UCSB Campbell Hall, 574 Mesa Rd. 3 p.m. 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
October 27, 1–4 p.m. Dia de los Muertos
Santa Barbara Museum of Art honors this Mexican tradition with a variety of family festivities, music, dance performances, art-making, storytelling, special displays of altars and traditional refreshments, all celebrating those we have lost. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St. 1–4 p.m. 805/963-4364, sbma.net.
October 27–January 26 Delacroix and the Matter of Finish
Debuting a previously unknown painting by Eugène Delacroix—considered the leader of the French Romantic movement—this exhibit celebrates and re-examines the groundbreaking ideas and techniques used by the painter, playing on the word “finish” through a study of Delacroix’s unique color-surface effects, often troubled relationships and collaborations with his assistants, feelings about pedagogy and preoccupation with the fate of civilizations. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St. 805/963-4364, sbma.net.
October 29, 7 p.m. Taylor Guitars Road Show
Do you want to rock out on a guitar that’s just for you? Santa Barbara Guitar Bar is hosting Taylor Guitars Road Show. Taylor Road Show gives everyone interested to talk with the team at the Taylor factory. This fun and informative event is great for anyone looking for their first guitar, longtime Taylor owners and those new to Taylor. Santa Barbara Guitar Bar, 137 Anacapa St. Suite A, 805/770-7242, sbguitarbar.com.
October 29, 7:30 p.m. Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra
In its opening concert, SB Chamber Orchestra delivers the beautiful, rich style of the Romantic era and 20th century through its performance of Peter Warlock’s An Old Song for Small Orchestra and Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 11. Kyoko Takezawa, known for her electrifying performances, also performs as violin soloist in Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto, Op. 14. Hahn Hall, 1070 Fairway Rd. 7:30 p.m. 805/966-2441, sbco.org.
October 30, noon–6 p.m. Taylor Guitars Find Your Fit
Do you want to rock out on a guitar that’s just for you? Santa Barbara Guitar Bar is hosting Taylor Guitars Find Your Fit. Find Your Fit Sales Event helps you find the Taylor Guitar just right for you. Friendly experts will match your playing style to your body shape and wood pairings. Even if you’re just learning the basics, these experts are available to answer any questions. Santa Barbara Guitar Bar, 137 Anacapa St. Suite A, 805/770-7241, sbguitarbar.com.
October 30, 7:30 p.m. Rocky Horror Picture Show
Watch a free screening of the legendary film, Rocky Horror Picture Show at Canary Hotel‘s breathtaking rooftop terrace. Complimentary blankets will be provided, and an array of cocktails by Finch & Fork will be available for purchase.
October 30, 8 p.m. Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
This Grammy-winning orchestra, overseen by famed conductor Neeme Järvi, has drawn the attention of music lovers the world over in recent years. Their performance at The Granada, with an impressive program of Pärt, Sibelius and Brahms, is sure to delight. The Granada Theatre. 1214 State St. 8 p.m. 805/899-2222, granadasb.org.
October 31, 3–6 p.m. Downtown Halloween Safe Trick-or-Treat
This year’s Downtown Halloween Safe Trick-or-Treat takes place on October 31 from 3–6 p.m. Costumed children are welcome to great treats, stickers, coupons and other goodies in a fun and safe environment. In order to participate, children must be in costumes and bring their own goodie bags to fill at participating businesses that display a “Trick-or-Treat HERE” sign with orange and black balloons. Downtown Santa Barbara, 805/962-2098 x24, santabarbaradowntown.com.
October 31, 5-8 p.m. Beatrice Wood Studio Trunk Show
The works featured in this trunk show at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art were created as a celebration of Wood’s ability to use original molds and luster glazes to create beautiful works of art. Her artwork can be purchased at the Museum’s store.