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Tuesday Apr 28, 2015


Jazz at the Lobero presents:Charles Lloyd & Friends
  • April 28, 2015
  • Times: 8 PM
  • Address: 33 East Canon Perdidio Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-963-0761
  • Venue: Lobero Theatre

Saxophonist Charles Lloyd is a forward-thinking “musician’s musician.” His passion for cross-pollinating jazz with rock as well as non-Western styles of music established him as one of the key figures in the development of fusion and world music.

New Orford String Quartet
  • April 28, 2015
  • Times: 7:30PM
  • Location: Mary Craig Auditorium
  • Address: 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-963-4364
  • Venue: Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Hailed for their "ravishingly beautiful tone" as well as their "extraordinary technical skills and musicianship" the members of the New Orford String Quartet are all principal players in the Montreal and Toronto Symphony Orchestras. 

Wednesday Apr 29, 2015


Santa Barbara Fair & Expo
  • April 29, 2015
  • Address: Las Positas Road at Hwy 101, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • Phone: 805-687-0766
  • Venue: Earl Warren Showgrounds

Celebrate the active lifestyle at the 26th annual Santa Barbara Fair and Expo. Attendees can enjoy carnival rides, exhibitions, farm animals, fair food and entertainment as well as an expo showcase of local foods, wine, beer, arts & crafts, horticulture and fine arts displays. 

Santa Barbara International Film Festival presents: The Wave Film Festival
  • April 29, 2015 - May 03, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Various Theatres around Santa Barbara
  • Phone: 805-963-0023

Celebrate 5 days of Spanish and Latin American cinema with 11 new films! Full schedule and venues available online. 

Thursday Apr 30, 2015


Santa Barbara International Film Festival presents: The Wave Film Festival
  • April 30, 2015 - May 03, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Various Theatres around Santa Barbara
  • Phone: 805-963-0023

Celebrate 5 days of Spanish and Latin American cinema with 11 new films! Full schedule and venues available online. 

UCSB Arts & Lectures: Michael Pollan
  • April 30, 2015
  • Times: 8PM
  • Address: 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805899222
  • Venue: Granada Theatre

Michael Pollan has been writing books and articles about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in the built environment. He is the author of several bestsellers, including The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals.

Friday May 01, 2015


Funk Zone Art Walk
  • May 01, 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 hip, fun and funky neighborhood! 

Santa Barbara International Film Festival presents: The Wave Film Festival
  • May 01, 2015 - May 03, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Various Theatres around Santa Barbara
  • Phone: 805-963-0023

Celebrate 5 days of Spanish and Latin American cinema with 11 new films! Full schedule and venues available online. 

Santa Barbara Revels May Day Celebration
  • May 01, 2015
  • Times: 4-5PM
  • Location: Center Court
  • Address: 651 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-565-9357
  • Venue: Paseo Nuevo

Sing special songs with Revels Song Leader Adam Phillips. Learn seasonal dances, make flower garlands and nosega and enjoy performances by the Pacific Sword Company and the Revels Dancers. Weave ribbons as you circle 'round the may pole.

Saturday May 02, 2015


Chocolate de Vine
  • May 02, 2015
  • Times: VIP Reception: 4-5pm General Entry: 5-7pm
  • Location: Rincon Beach Club & Catering
  • Address: 3805 Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria, CA 93103
  • Phone: 805-963-6832

Enjoy a sampling of delicious desserts and California wines. The event will feature a judged competition of chocolate creations by some the area’s best chefs. It will also include entertainment, appetizers, a silent auction, and a live auction.

Santa Barbara International Film Festival presents: The Wave Film Festival
  • May 02, 2015 - May 03, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Various Theatres around Santa Barbara
  • Phone: 805-963-0023

Celebrate 5 days of Spanish and Latin American cinema with 11 new films! Full schedule and venues available online. 

UCSB Arts & Lectures: Dorrance Dance
  • May 02, 2015
  • Times: 8PM
  • Address: 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-899-2222
  • Venue: Granada Theatre

After taking the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival by storm, Michelle Dorrance and her company make their Santa Barbara debut with The Blues Project, featuring nine incredible tap artists, a live blues band and original music by award-winning composer Toshi Reagon.

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