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October 2018

Santa Ynez Valley Scarecrow Fest

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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The Santa Ynez Valley—home to Santa Barbara wine country on California’s Central Coast—welcomes the fall season as it kicks off the Annual Santa Ynez Valley Scarecrow Fest and Contest on Monday, October 1. 

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Santa Ynez Valley Scarecrow Fest

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until October 31, 2018

Varied Santa Ynez Valley Locations Solvang, CA 93463 United States + Google Map
Free

The Santa Ynez Valley, home to Santa Barbara wine country on California’s Central Coast, will welcome the fall season as it kicks off its Annual Santa Ynez Valley (SYV) Scarecrow Fest and Contest on Monday, October 1.

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Pianos on State

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until October 24, 2018

Downtown Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States + Google Map
Pianos on State, courtesy Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative.

Pianos on State is an interactive musical experience that takes place in Downtown Santa Barbara each October, which is recognized as National Arts and Humanities Month.

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Ken Ludwig’s – The Game’s Afoot

October 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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December 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry.

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Boo at the Zoo

October 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Saturday, repeating until October 20, 2018

An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Sunday, repeating until October 21, 2018

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Dr.
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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Boo at the Zoo, courtesy photo

Santa Barbara Zoo is transformed for three nights of traffic-free trick-or-treating fun for monstrous thrills and chills. 

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Quique Escamilla

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until October 21, 2018

Isla Vista Elementary, 6875 El Colegio Rd.
Goleta, CA 93117 United States
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Quique Escamilla, photo by Jen Squires.

¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! opens the 14th season of free family concerts and community outreach with Juno award-winner Quique Escamilla performing original songs in Spanish and English inspired by the political and social issues of today. 

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Ojai Storytelling Festival on Tour

October 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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$10 – $15

Whether it’s a tall tale filled with hilarity or a journey of the imagination, master storytellers will deliver a program your children will never forget.

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Puddles Pity Party

October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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The ‘Sad Clown with the Golden Voice’ is here with his heartfelt anthems and a suitcase full of Kleenex. But this Pity Party is not all sadness and longing; it is also peppered with a brilliant sense of the absurd, mixing lots of humor with the awkward, tender moments.

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Free Family Day: Día de los Muertos

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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Free

For the 29th year the Santa Barbara Museum of Art honors the Mexican tradition of remembering the dead with a variety of family festivities in the galleries, front steps, and back plaza including music, dance performances, art-making activities, bilingual storytelling, a special display of altars created by school and community groups, and traditional refreshments.

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November 2018

Family First Thursdays

November 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on October 4, 2018 at 5:30pm

One event on November 1, 2018 at 5:30pm

SBMA Family Resource Center, 1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA
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Bring the whole family and enjoy the first Thursday together in SBMA’s Family Resource Center located on the Lower Level. Museum Teaching Artists assist families in creating special exhibition-based art projects. Afterwards, enjoy galleries until 8 p.m.  Thursdays, September 6; October 4; November 1, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  

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