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Thursday Mar 05, 2015


1st Thursday
  • March 05, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday
  • Times: 5-8PM
  • Location: Downtown Santa Barbara!
  • Address: 27B E. De La Guerra St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-962-2098
  • Venue: Downtown Santa Barbara

1st Thursday is an evening of art and culture in downtown Santa Barbara. On the first Thursday of each month, participating galleries and art-related venues offer free access to visual and performing art in a fun and social environment.

Certified American Grown Flowers Field-to-Vase Dinner Tour
  • March 05, 2015
  • Location: Westland Orchids
  • Address: 1400 Cravens Lane, Carpinteria, CA 93013

"The Field to Vase Dinner Tour is a pop-up communal dining experience taking place at Westland Orchids. Participants will enjoy a private, guided tour of the orchid farm, meet floral designers, savor local fare served family-style at farm tables, and enjoy domestic wine and craft beer."

Pop-Up Opera: Botticelli to Bel Canto
  • March 05, 2015
  • Times: 5:30PM
  • Location: Museum Galleries
  • Address: 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Venue: Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Opera Santa Barbara continues its season with bel canto composer Gioachino Rossini's opera L'italiana in Algeri. SBMA's exhibition of 500 years of Italian art is the perfect opportunity to showcase music from the birthplace of opera.

Friday Mar 06, 2015


Funk Zone Art Walk
  • March 06, 2015
  • Times: 5-8PM
  • Location: Funk Zone

A night of art of and artist receptions in various galleries around the Funk Zone -  Santa Barbara's fun and funky neighborhood! 

L'Italiana in Algeri
  • March 06, 2015
  • Times: 7:30PM
  • Address: 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-899-2222
  • Venue: Granada Theatre

By one of Rossini's most exquisite successes, from a composer who was just 21 at the time he composed it, L'Italiana in Algeri perfectly blends Rossini's talent of mixing opera with opera buffa, creating a work that has retained all its charm and humor.

Lobero Live presents Lucinda Williams
  • March 06, 2015
  • Times: 8PM
  • Phone: 805-963-0761
  • Venue: Lobero Theatre

American rock, folk, blues and country music singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams is one of a kind. She has been maneuvering down a musical path all her own for more than three decades since emerging from Lake Charles, Louisiana, a town with rich traditions of indigenous American music.

Saturday Mar 07, 2015


History Happy Hour
  • March 07, 2015
  • Times: 5:30PM
  • Address: 23 E. De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-966-1601
  • Venue: Jamie Slone Wines Tasting Room

Stop by during First Thursday for a short talk by the “Urban Hikers,” Stacey Wright & Peter Hartmann, about exploring your neighborhood’s history and embracing the rich heritage (and quirky details!) of your community. No reservation needed, no host bar. 

Philip Claypool
  • March 07, 2015
  • Times: 8PM
  • Location: McCune Founders Room
  • Address: 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-899-2222
  • Venue: Granada Theatre

Country music star Philip Claypool and Paraguayan prodigy Carlos Reyes come to the Granada theatre's McCune Founders Room for one night only. Playing their signature blend of music that spans genres as well as some of Claypool's classics.

Princess Day/Save the Frogs at the Santa Barbara Zoo
  • March 07, 2015
  • Times: 10AM-3PM
  • Address: 500 Niños Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
  • Phone: 805-962-5339
  • Venue: Santa Barbara Zoo

Meet Snow White, Sleeping Beauty Rapunzel, and other princesses in person as they help celebrate and honor the world's many and varied frogs and amphibians. There will also be frog-inspired crafts, games and special animal  appearances. 

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