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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.

Starting with the star-studded Santa Barbara International Film Festival (January/February), the calendar of The American Riviera® overflows with culture, color, food and fun. Signature events include Old Spanish Days Fiesta, Summer Solstice Parade, Harbor & Seafood Festival, Vintners' Festival, epicure.sb: a month to savor santa barbara, Earth Day Festival and more.

And those are just the special events (though Santa Barbara does have a way of making almost any event special). Live music fills the air above the Santa Barbara Bowl from spring to fall. Local artisans share their work at arts and crafts shows every Sunday and 1st Thursday celebrations every month. Farmers markets, writing conferences, art exhibits, theater performances, lectures - whatever your passion, you'll find something wonderful during your stay. In fact, many somethings. So do bring you planner - just remember that pencil.


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Monday Oct 20, 2014


Arte Intimo, Arte Publico: Spirit, Vision, and Form: The Art of Judy Baca
  • October 20, 2014 - December 19, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring every week day
  • Times: 9AM-10PM
  • Address: University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: 805-893-8411
  • Venue: UCSB MultiCultural Center

Judy Baca is a world-renowned painter and muralist, community arts pioneer, scholar and educator. Currently a professor of Chicano/a Studies and World Arts and Cultures at UCLA, she was the founder of the first City of Los Angeles Mural Program in 1974.

Backroad Santa Ynez Wine Tour aboard an open air Hummer
  • October 20, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Daily: 10:30AM returning at 5:30PM
  • Address: We pick you up from any Santa Barbara hotel., , CA
  • Phone: 805-705-0562
  • Venue: Adventure Hummer and Backroads Wine Tours

Join our award winning wine tour to see and experience the wine country on Santa Barbara backroads. Follow the old stagecoach route to world renowned vineyards with our expert guide. Your epicurean experience is a VIP event that includes about 25 wine tastings and a delicious lunch prepared for you.

Contemporary/Modern: Selections from the Permanent Collection
  • October 20, 2014 - January 04, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Tues-Sun: 11AM-5PM; Thurs: 11AM-8PM; closed on Mon
  • Address: 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-884-6474
  • Venue: Santa Barbara Museum of Art

 Works in the exhibition date from 1958 to 2014, and together highlight the persistent influence of modernism. The most recent works inventively reference and reinterpret the past-including both popular and obscure forms of painting, architecture, and design.

epicure.sb ~ 20% Discount on all Gift Baskets Featuring epicure.sb Partners
  • October 20, 2014 - October 31, 2014
  • Address: 5775 Dawson Rd Suite C, Goleta, CA 93117
  • Phone: 805-689-7561
  • Venue: Santa Barbara Gift Baskets

Scoop up a Taste of Santa Barbara for local delivery or to send throughout the US. Our handcrafted gift baskets feature local gourmet foods, area wines and award winning craft beers. Use the top-secret online code (epic-dish) to receive a 20% discount on of any basket featuring our fellow Epicures partners, including: Figueroa Mtn. Brewing Co., Riverbench Winery and more.

epicure.sb ~ Come FLOAT with us.... enjoy a Complimentary Treatment Enhancement
  • October 20, 2014 - October 31, 2014
  • Address: 18 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-845-7777
  • Venue: Float Luxury Spa

Mention the secret password of "epic-Scoop" and receive a free enhancement with any 80-minute service. Our enhancements include the revitalizing foot treatment, coconut-scalp treatment, dry body brushing and arnica lotion. Any of the treatments are sure to make an already relaxing treatment AMAZING! Please call to for availability. 

epicure.sb ~ Eat Local Challenge
  • October 20, 2014 - October 31, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Daily
  • Location: All over!

Edible Santa Barbara & the Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market are co-sponsoring the Eat Local Challenge for this month.  This Challenge is a great way to bring awareness of the economic, environmental, health & flavor benefits of purchasing locally based foods.

epicure.sb ~ epic-Scoop at Finch & Fork
  • October 20, 2014 - October 31, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Address: 31 W. Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-879-9100
  • Venue: Finch & Fork at the Canary Hotel

During the duration of the epicure month we will selectively have a new password each week that will be displayed through our social media outlets. These passwords will have the guest indulge in a dining experience which could be a unique bite, one time cocktail, special secret dessert for the week, or surprise in the world of food or beverage, maybe a take away or discount in a special envelope.

epicure.sb ~ Heatlh & Wellness Yoga Series
  • October 20, 2014 - October 30, 2014
  • Times: Various times
  • Location: Various locations

An ongoing event series throughout the month of October that will feature a unique array of Santa Barbara's top Yoga teachers and premiere locations. Each of the events are designed to be a part of an experiential Health and Wellness series and most will include a reception that follows an hour long yoga class. The purpose of this series is to bring together like-minded and local vendors, retailers and performers who are a part of the health and wellness community- together will create a truly ... Details

epicure.sb ~ Showtime at the Carbernet!
  • October 20, 2014 - October 31, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 12-6PM
  • Address: 23 E. De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-560-6555
  • Venue: Jamie Slone Wines Tasting Room

Showtime at the Cabernet is a five wine special tasting flight for Epicureans only and showcases our yet to be released 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon. Simply mention the secret password "Epic Dish" and we'll tantalize your taste buds. Epicureans will also enjoy an Exclusive 10% off any wines purchased on the day of their visit. Come visit us in our new Classic Santa Barbara tasting room located at the Wine Collection of El Paso, in the Presidio Neighborhood, downtown Santa Barbara. Home ... Details

epicure.sb ~ Ultimate Figcation Contest & Figcation Packages
  • October 20, 2014 - October 31, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Address: 137 Anacapa St, Suite F, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-694-2252
  • Venue: Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

Enter to win The Ultimate Figcation. 4 days, 3 nights exploring Santa Barbara County while enjoying craft beer from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company. Stay at the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort by the beach in Santa Barbara just blocks away from the nearby Funk Zone where Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.'s Santa Barbara taproom is located. After a beer tasting, Enjoy a meal at The Lucky Penny. Get whisked away to the Santa Ynez Valley to Taste wine from Fess Parker and Epiphany wineries, Dine a... Details

Sea Cave Kayaking
  • October 20, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 7AM or 8AM
  • Address: 32 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
  • Phone: 805-884-9283
  • Venue: Adventure Company of Santa Barbara

If this is your first time kayaking Channel Islands National Park, then this is where you want to go. No other area of the park offers as many sea cave kayaking opportunities. Some of the most beautiful sea caves in the world can be found at Scorpion Anchorage.

Sideways at the Elverhoj Museum
  • October 20, 2014 - November 02, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Wed - Sun: 11AM-4PM; Closed Mon & Tues.
  • Address: 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang, CA 93464
  • Phone: 805-686-1211
  • Venue: Elverhoj Museum of History & Art

Sideways at the Elverhoj Museum - show will feature Film Stills by Merie Weismiller Wallace, SMPSP highlighting local areas seen on the film.  Reception will be held on Oct. 4, 4-6PM. Please contact museum for more details.    

Veteran Anger Management Group
  • October 20, 2014
  • Times: 6-8PM
  • Location: New Beginnings Counseling Center
  • Address: 324 E. Carrillo St. Ste C, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: (805) 963-7777 ext.107

New Beginnings Veteran Anger Management Class 10 Week Program beginning Oct. 20th Mondays, 6pm—8pm There is no cost to veterans to attend. Sign-up now call 805-963-7777 x107 The 10-Week Anger Management Psychoeducational Group will be facilitated by Tracie Gunderson and Shana Gadon.

Wine Tasting with the Winter Pass
  • October 20, 2014 - January 31, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 11AM-5PM
  • Location: Various Wine Tasting Rooms Solvang, Los Olivos, Buellton, Santa Ynez
  • Phone: 805-886-7152

One Pass--One Price--15 Wineries! For just $40, tasters receive one wine tasting at 15 of the Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association tasting rooms. Valid every day from 10/15/14 through 1/31/15. Reservations are not required and there are no blackout dates.

Artist-in-Residence: Eric Beltz, The Cave of Treasures
  • October 20, 2014 - May 01, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring every week day
  • Times: Wed-Sun; 12-5PM
  • Location: Art, Design & Architecture Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Address: Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA 93107-7130
  • Phone: 805-893-2951

As the 2014 Artist-in-Residence, Eric Beltz will present an ambitious new project, The Cave of Treasures, a dramatic departure for the artist who is known for his intimately scaled, highly-detailed graphite drawings.

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