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Wednesday Jan 28, 2015


Café KITP: Who Ordered the Muon? And Other Mysteries of Particle Physics
  • January 28, 2015
  • Times: 6 - 7:15 PM, doors open at 5 PM
  • Address: 1221 State Street, Ste 205, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-893-6345
  • Venue: SOhO Restaurant and Music Club

After the electron, proton and neutron, physicists discovered a bewildering array of new and exotic subatomic particles -- even subsubatomic particles. Join KITP particle theorist Jim Halverson at SOhO as he describes how physicists have tried to find structure and order in this bewildering zoo.

The Art of Wine Series: Bernini and Borromini
  • January 28, 2015
  • Times: 6-7:30PM
  • Address: 1114 State St., Suite 26, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: (805) 735-5900 ext. 7001
  • Venue: Sanford Winery & Tasting Room

Join us in our downtown Santa Barbara Tasting Room for a night of wine and art education. Expand your knowledge while enjoying a comparative tasting of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir alongside a discussion on the great artists Bernini and Borromini.

UCSB Arts & Lectures: The Future of the Mind
  • January 28, 2015
  • Times: 8PM
  • Address: 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-893-3535
  • Venue: Granada Theatre

CSB Arts & Lectures presents the No. 1 New York Times best-selling author in a fascinating and accessible talk titled The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind. Dr. Michio Kaku is one of the most widely recognized figures in science today. As the co-founder of string field theory, he continues Einstein's search for an elusive unified theory to explain the laws of the universe.

You are invited to a special book signing and reception!
  • January 28, 2015
  • Times: 4:15-5:45PM
  • Location: Place: Pacifica Graduate Institute Bookstore, Ladera Campus
  • Address: 801 Ladera Lane, Montecito, CA 93108, CA 93108
  • Phone: 805-879-7327

Book Signing & Reception! Meet the authors, shop and enjoy a complimentary reception. Up Against the Wall: Re-Imagining the U.S. - Mexico Border, By Ed Casey and Mary Watkins. The Red Place: Transforming Past Traumas Through Relationships, By Cynthia Hale

Plains Indian Beadwork and Regalia from the Anthropology Collection
  • January 28, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Museum hours: 10AM-5PM
  • Location: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  • Address: 2559 Puesta Del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • Phone: 805-682-4711

The latest series of exhibits featuring seldom-seen highlights from the Anthropology collections. Two rare items featured are a Lakota Winter Count depicting significant events in the years 1798-99 through 1904-05, and a unique Cheyenne coat painted with depictions of a horse raid. They are joined by many colorful beaded bags, moccasins and other artifacts from the 19th and early 20th centuries.  See webside for further schedule details. 

Sharks...Bite Size

SHARKS...Bite Size showcases some of the smaller sharks found in the Santa Barbara Channel. come face-to-face with these marine predators and visit them at the touch pool. Learn facts about their struggle for survival and the impact humans have on sharks, the oceans and our planet. 

Thursday Jan 29, 2015


Plains Indian Beadwork and Regalia from the Anthropology Collection
  • January 29, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Museum hours: 10AM-5PM
  • Location: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  • Address: 2559 Puesta Del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • Phone: 805-682-4711

The latest series of exhibits featuring seldom-seen highlights from the Anthropology collections. Two rare items featured are a Lakota Winter Count depicting significant events in the years 1798-99 through 1904-05, and a unique Cheyenne coat painted with depictions of a horse raid. They are joined by many colorful beaded bags, moccasins and other artifacts from the 19th and early 20th centuries.  See webside for further schedule details. 

Sharks...Bite Size

SHARKS...Bite Size showcases some of the smaller sharks found in the Santa Barbara Channel. come face-to-face with these marine predators and visit them at the touch pool. Learn facts about their struggle for survival and the impact humans have on sharks, the oceans and our planet. 

Friday Jan 30, 2015


Cachuma Lake Eagle Cruises

Santa Barbara County Park Naturalists lead 2-hour cruises that focus on bald eagles, local birds and migratory birds, local wildlife, flora, geology, and Native American and settler history.

Plains Indian Beadwork and Regalia from the Anthropology Collection
  • January 30, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Museum hours: 10AM-5PM
  • Location: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  • Address: 2559 Puesta Del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • Phone: 805-682-4711

The latest series of exhibits featuring seldom-seen highlights from the Anthropology collections. Two rare items featured are a Lakota Winter Count depicting significant events in the years 1798-99 through 1904-05, and a unique Cheyenne coat painted with depictions of a horse raid. They are joined by many colorful beaded bags, moccasins and other artifacts from the 19th and early 20th centuries.  See webside for further schedule details. 

Sharks...Bite Size

SHARKS...Bite Size showcases some of the smaller sharks found in the Santa Barbara Channel. come face-to-face with these marine predators and visit them at the touch pool. Learn facts about their struggle for survival and the impact humans have on sharks, the oceans and our planet. 

Saturday Jan 31, 2015


Market Forays - Cooking Demo and Seminar
  • January 31, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 8AM
  • Location: Fisherman's Market, Farmers Market, gourmet shops
  • Address: Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
  • Phone: 805-259-7229

Shop for seasonal local ingredients and learn how to use them to easily create delicious gourmet meals. Our hands-on cooking class is followed by a shared feast paired with wines.  Please call ahead or visit website to see the day's menu. 

Santa Barbara International Film Festival Presents: Producers Panel
  • January 31, 2015
  • Times: 2 PM
  • Address: 33 East Canon Perdidio Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-963-0761
  • Venue: Lobero Theatre

“Movers and Shakers” returns to the SBIFF Panel Series to bring together some of today’s most established producers to share their insights in sparkling conversation. This panel allows some of the industry’s leading professionals to discuss their current projects.

Santa Barbara International Film Festival Presents: Women's Panel
  • January 31, 2015
  • Times: 11AM
  • Address: 33 East Canon Perdidio Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-963-0761
  • Venue: Lobero Theatre

The “Creative Forces: Women in the Business” panel debuted in 2005 and celebrates influential women in film. Women from all stages of film production including editing, directing, costuming, casting, production design, and producing come together to discuss the unique challenges and successes they have faced in the film industry.

Slavery in the Texas Borderlands: The Second Annual JoBeth Van Gelderen Graduate Student Lecture
  • January 31, 2015
  • Times: 12:30PM
  • Location: UCSB Mosher Alumni House
  • Address: University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
  • Phone: 805-893-4388

To most Americans, the word “slavery” conjures up images of plantations in the Old South. But in the Texas Borderlands from 1700 to 1850, slavery was much more diverse. In his lecture, Paul Barba will explain how Spaniards, Comanches, Anglo Americans,and Choctaws enslaved others.

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