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Friday Aug 01, 2014


¡LOTERÍA! Mexico’s Game of Chance and Poetry
  • August 01, 2014 - September 27, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Address: 1023 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-963-1032
  • Venue: Casa Dolores

Exhibit examines the history of lotería in Mexico which combines graphic images of iconic symbols and objects of everyday life, called out with clues or improvised riddle. Lotería continues to be a subject of fascination in popular culture, from song to tattoo art.

2014 Old Spanish Days Fiesta
  • August 01, 2014 - August 03, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Various times
  • Location: Old Spanish Days Fiesta
  • Address: 129 Castillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-962-8101

Old Spanish Days Fiesta event provides an education to residents and visitors about the history, customs, and traditions of the American Indian, Spanish, Mexican, and early American settlers. Enjoy live international performances, parades and much more entertainment.

Academy Music Festival: Bizet's Grand Opera Carmen
  • August 01, 2014 - August 03, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday
  • Times: FRI 7:30PM, SUN 2:30PM
  • Address: 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-969-8787
  • Venue: Granada Theatre

With its engaging score and involving story, Carmen is arguably the most popular of all operas. The drama takes place in 19th-century California amongst soldiers, smugglers, and settlers, where a fiery, seductive heroine takes center stage in a world of conflicting cultures.

Old Spanish Days 2014: El Desfile Historico (Parade)
  • August 01, 2014
  • Times: 12PM
  • Location: Downtown Santa Barbara
  • Address: State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-962-8101

The Fiesta Historical Parade is one of the largest equestrian parades in the United States. The parade starts at the west end of Cabrillo Boulevard, proceeds east along the beach, to State Street, then up State Street to Sola Street.

Santa Barbara Studio Artists Exhibit
  • August 01, 2014 - August 30, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: TUES-SAT 11AM-6PM
  • Location: Corridan Gallery
  • Address: 125 North Milpas Street, Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara Studio Artists 13th Annual Open Studios Tour features access to dozens of private studios of Santa Barbara’s award-winning professional artists. Preview the art of participating artists during the month of August at Corridan Gallery.

Saturday Aug 02, 2014


¡LOTERÍA! Mexico’s Game of Chance and Poetry
  • August 02, 2014 - September 27, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Address: 1023 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-963-1032
  • Venue: Casa Dolores

Exhibit examines the history of lotería in Mexico which combines graphic images of iconic symbols and objects of everyday life, called out with clues or improvised riddle. Lotería continues to be a subject of fascination in popular culture, from song to tattoo art.

2014 Old Spanish Days Fiesta
  • August 02, 2014 - August 03, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Various times
  • Location: Old Spanish Days Fiesta
  • Address: 129 Castillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-962-8101

Old Spanish Days Fiesta event provides an education to residents and visitors about the history, customs, and traditions of the American Indian, Spanish, Mexican, and early American settlers. Enjoy live international performances, parades and much more entertainment.

Old Spanish Days 2014:Annual El Desfile De Los Niños
  • August 02, 2014
  • Times: 10AM
  • Location: Downtown Santa Barbara
  • Address: State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-962-8101

The charming Children's Parade is organized by the City Parks and Recreation Department. Young people of Santa Barbara, their parents and other parade participants, don traditional costumes and celebrate the rich culture of the area.

Santa Barbara Studio Artists Exhibit
  • August 02, 2014 - August 30, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: TUES-SAT 11AM-6PM
  • Location: Corridan Gallery
  • Address: 125 North Milpas Street, Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara Studio Artists 13th Annual Open Studios Tour features access to dozens of private studios of Santa Barbara’s award-winning professional artists. Preview the art of participating artists during the month of August at Corridan Gallery.

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