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Whatever time of year you visit Santa Barbara, you might want to make your to-do lists in pencil rather than pen. Year-round sunshine, ocean views and laid-back luxury set the stage for an abundance of festivals, concerts and special events.


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Thursday Feb 11, 2016

"Love in the Afternoon"
  • February 11, 2016
  • Times: 4-6pm
  • Location: Cabana Home
  • Address: 111 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-962-0200

Enjoy sweet treats, bubbly beverages and a photography installation by artist Bill Dewey.

31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival
  • February 11, 2016 - February 13, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Various Locations
  • Phone: 805-963-0023

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival celebrates its 31st anniversary in beautiful downtown Santa Barbara. Film enthusiasts can enjoy special panels, award ceremonies and 200+ films.

Black Citymakers with Marcus Hunter
  • February 11, 2016
  • Times: 6PM
  • Address: University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: 805-893-8411
  • Venue: UCSB MultiCultural Center

Black Citymakers revisits the Seventh Ward immortalized in W.E.B. DuBois’s The Philadelphia Negro. In his book, Dr. Marcus Hunter follows the transformation of the neighborhood from predominately black at the beginning of the 20th Century into the largely white upper middle class it is today.

Blur the Line - Live Music at The Goodland

Live music at the Good Bar! Check website for specific performances. 

Dannsair- Traditional Irish Music

Traditional Irish Music alive & well in Santa Barbara so join Dannsair for a tune and a pint!

Fess Parker Bubbles & Oysters
  • February 11, 2016
  • Times: 5:30-8:30PM
  • Location: 21980
  • Address: 131 Anacapa Street, Suite C, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Venue: Santa Barbara Wine Collective

Join the Fess Parker Family here at Santa Barbara Wine Collective on Thursday, February 11th from 5:30 to 8:30pm for the 2nd annual release of their "Fesstivity" sparkling wines! Taste their 2014 Blanc de Blancs and Brut Rose before they are released. Wine flight will offer a half glass of both sparkling wines and a half dozen of freshly shucked oysters from the Jolly Oyster!

Film Feast 2016
  • February 11, 2016 - February 13, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Vary
  • Location: All around Santa Barbara!
  • Phone: 805-966-9222

It's Film Feast in Santa Barbara-where perfect pairings take center stage during the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF). Explore the best plates and pours throughout Santa Barbara's many theatre districts during SBIFF.

Highlights of the Permanent Collection
  • February 11, 2016 - July 31, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 11AM - 5PM Tuesday - Sunday. 11AM - 8PM Thursdays
  • Address: 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-963-4363
  • Venue: Santa Barbara Museum of Art

In celebration of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary in 2016, this installation highlights the most celebrated works of art from SBMA’s permanent collection, as well as several of the most exciting gifts and acquisitions in the areas of modern and contemporary art, & photography.

Santa Barbara Comedy Hideaway
  • February 11, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Times: 7 & 9PM
  • Location: The Little Door Santa Barbara (near Granada Theatre and Sunken Gardens)
  • Address: 129 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-364-2999

Comedy Hideaway, Santa Barbara's most celebrated weekly comedy show, is now downtown. Every week, Hideaway brings professional headliners from national TV to Santa Barbara. 

SBIFF Presents: Outstanding Directors of the Year Award

George Miller will receive the 2016 Outstanding Directors of the Year award. They will each be celebrated individually for their films ROOM, THE REVENANT, SPOTLIGHT, THE BIG SHORT and MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, respectively. The individual honors will be followed by a joint conversation between the directors on their craft and the landscape of modern day filmmaking. The ceremony will take place on Thursday, February 11th at the historic Arlington Theatre. The evening is sponsored by The Hollywood Repo... Details

Shift, Stretch, Expand: Everyday Transformations
  • February 11, 2016 - January 22, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Museum of Contemporary Art Satellite @ Hotel Indigo
  • Address: 121 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-966-5373
  • Venue: Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) Satellite @ Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara presents Shift, Stretch, Expand: Everyday Transformations, a group exhibition of nine Santa Barbara County artists that explores the quiet and inconspicuous operations of everyday existence. In our daily comings and goings, within and around us, things are in a constant state of transformation: clouds, currency, alliances, and surfaces, to name just a few. While passing through space, sitting still, or inter... Details

Valentine's Celebration
  • February 11, 2016
  • Times: 5-7pm
  • Location: 21605
  • Address: 417 Santa Barbara St #A-6, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-568-1961
  • Venue: Renegade Wines

Come celebrate Valentine's in style with Pink Bubbles & delicious hors d'oeuvres. We will have something for everyone, and as a thank you for joining us, enjoy 1/2 off our 2014 Rose selections.

Wine Country Bike Tour
  • February 11, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 10AM-5PM
  • Address: 32 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
  • Phone: 805-884-9283
  • Venue: Adventure Company of Santa Barbara

This trip takes us into the heart of the Santa Barbara’s wine country, home to several very popular California vintners. We depart by van in the morning and head to the Foxen Canyon Trail or Santa Rita Hills, perfect for cycling through scenic vineyards and ranch lands.

2 Hr. Morning Sailing Cruise (Children's Discount)

Join the Sunset Kidd, a 41 ft. Sailing Yacht for a 2 Hr. Morning Cruise. Bring food or snacks, drinks on board for purchase. Pets allowed. Limited seats, never crowded with our 15 passenger maximum. Call to get tickets or book online. Explore Santa Barbara from the Pacific Ocean!

2-Hour Surfing Lesson
  • February 11, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 10AM -12PM or 1PM- 3PM
  • Address: 32 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-884-9283
  • Venue: Adventure Company of Santa Barbara

The Santa Barbara coastline offers several fun locations for introductory surfing lessons. We will teach you the basics of surfing on the beach before hitting the water to catch some waves. This is a great way to get a taste of surfing in just a few hours.

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