Mariachi Sol de México: José Hernández’ Merry-Achi Christmas
AFESTIVE TRIBUTE TO MEXICO’S CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS, Mariachi Sol de México: José Hernández’ Merry-Achi Christmas, will be hosted by UCSB Arts & Lectures on Wednesday, December 7th at 7pm at The Arlington
A proud fifth generation Mariachi musician, Maestro Hernández’ roots trace back to 1879 to the birthplace of Mariachi, the state of Jalisco, México.
Mariachi Album Latin Grammy nomination the same year.
“Since the 1800s my family has been musicians and specifically mariachi musicians,” Hernández told Authority Magazine in 2019. “I grew up with the music in my house and it runs through my veins now. I don’t think I could do anything else.”
Mariachi Sol de México
Mariachi Sol de México is presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures. Tickets are $29.50-$69.50 General Public / $11 UCSB Students (Current student ID required) (Includes facility fee)
For tickets and information, visit: www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu or call 805-893-3535
Experience a multicultural celebration as the ensemble sings and plays holiday favorites in a performance that includes elements of Las Posadas alongside traditional Christmas carols. One of the world’s foremost mariachi groups, Mariachi Sol de México has performed for five U.S. presidents and shared the stage with artists ranging from Lady Gaga to the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Tickets are also available through the Arlington box office at 805-963-4408 and AXS www.axs.com/venues/2330/arlington-theatre-santa-barbara-tickets
Wed, Dec 7 / 7 PM Arlington Theatre (805) 893-3535 www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu
UCSB Arts & Lectures gratefully acknowledges our Community Partners the Natalie Orfalea Foundation & Lou Buglioli for their generous support of the 2022-2023 season.
Mariachi Master Jóse Hernández and his Sol De México has earned eight Latin Grammy nominations and have a biography and history as rich and colorful as Mariachi music itself.
“No one else on the Mariachi music scene navigates the warm waters of classical, pop, jazz, swing, and Broadway tunes with such grace... To listeners weaned on traditional Mariachi sounds, Jose’s organic, irreverent renditions are becoming instant classics,” according to reviewers and his peers.
On their new album, Legends of My Land/Leyandas de mi Pueblo (2018 Serenata Records), Sol pays a spectacular tribute to mariachi music in the golden era of Mexican cinema. The recording earned a Best Ranchero/
Under the leadership of Hernández, Mariachi Sol de Mexico are the only Mariachi in the world that perform on the classical music circuit (in addition to concerts at Performing Arts Centers, casinos, and festivals). They have performed with the New Mexico, Denver, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Inland Empire Symphony Orchestras as well as with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In 2007, the group toured worldwide with Luis Miguel. They also perform regularly at various Mariachi festivals throughout the country and in California, which is their home base.
Hernández has also collaborated with popular musicians and bands across genres, including Bryan Adams and Green Day.
“It’s all about music, that’s our common language,” said Hernández in an interview with The Recording Academy.
“Mariachi is the heart, the soul and the passion of Mexico.”
- José HernándezUCSB Arts & Lectures
La Arcada Plaza Festive Fridays
Celebrating donated over 20 years of Community Dividends®
In 2003, Michael Towbes introduced Community Dividends® an annual giving event that became a hallmark of corporate philanthropy in our communities. To celebrate 20 years, we awarded $2 million to 200 local nonprofits
We are grateful for the legacy and inspiration of Michael Towbes and the impact these nonprofits make each and every day across our Central Coast communities. And, we are grateful for all of you, our loyal clients who help to make a difference in our communities today and for generations to come.
Home for the Holidays!By Daisy Scott / VOICE
PROVING THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Santa Barbara will kick off the holiday season with a packed schedule of family-friendly events. From Christmas concerts and shopping, to opportunities to visit with Santa, here is this week’s line-up of festive local happenings.
Paseo Nuevo Decks the Halls!
• Welcome the holiday season with Paseo Nuevo’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at 5:30pm on Friday, Nov. 25th, followed by the first of its nightly snowfalls! Snowfalls will continue through Dec. 31st at 5:30pm and 6:30pm. Photo opportunities with Santa will also continue through Dec. 24th, with live holiday music performances popping up each weekend. www.paseonuevoshopping.com
A Magical Cirque Christmas • Gravity-defying acrobatics, illusions, music, and more will wow viewers of all ages when A Magical Cirque Christmas visits The Granada Theatre at 7:30pm on Monday, Nov. 28th. www.granadasb.org
La Arcada Plaza Christmas Walk • Get a jump start on holiday shopping, listen to carolers, take photos with Santa, and munch on holiday goodies when the La Arcada Plaza Christmas Walk returns from 5 to 8pm on Wednesday, Nov. 30th.
Christmas in Hawai’i • Take a musical trip to the big island when ukulele artist Jake Shimabukuro presents an evening of holiday classics and more at the Granada Theatre at 7pm on Thursday, Dec. 1st. www.granadasb.org
ETC Presents: A Christmas Carol • Learn the meaning of Christmas in a comic retelling of Dickens’ beloved holiday ghost story when the Ensemble Theatre Company presents A Christmas Carol at the New Vic Theatre at 7:30pm on Thursday, Dec. 1st. Performances continue through the 18th. www.etcsb.org
Holiday “In” • Experience an old Christmas special revue when a host of musicians, led by comedian
Dan Cronin, present a jazzy concert at 7pm on Friday, Dec. 2nd at the Lobero Theatre. www.lobero.org
Folk & Tribal Arts Pop-up Weekends • Discover unique, handmade gifts from around the world when the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History hosts its Folk & Tribal Arts pop-up weekends the first three weekends of December. Shopping hours are 10am to 5pm, Fridays through Sundays, with 30 percent of sales supporting the museum.
Downtown Santa Barbara’s Christmas Tree Lighting & Block Party • Enjoy a holly, jolly block party when Downtown Santa Barbara hosts its annual Christmas tree lighting and community block party on the 1300 block of State Street, 5-8pm on Friday, Dec. 2nd. Free and open to all, the night will feature Santa, music by DJ Darla Bea, and more.
Blue Christmas • Ring in the holidays with the “king of rock n’ roll” when Raymond Michael performs an Elvis tribute concert at Carpinteria’s Alcazar Theatre at 7pm on Saturday, Dec. 3rd. www.thealcazar.org
Rudolph at the Lobero • Follow everyone’s favorite reindeer to the island of misfit toys when State Street Ballet Academy students perform Rudolph at the Lobero Theatre at 2pm and 6pm on Saturday, Dec. 3rd. www.lobero.org
Westmont Christmas Festival
• Celebrate the first Christmas when the Westmont College orchestra and choir singers present their 85th annual Christmas Festival, themed “The Prince of Peace,” at the Granada Theatre at 7pm on Saturday, Dec. 3rd and 3pm on Sunday, Dec. 4th. www.granadasb.org
Holiday Bazaar & Bake Sale • Support local merchants and the Elks Lodge’s initiatives and major projects by shopping at the 4th annual Holiday Bazaar & Bake Sale, taking place from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, Dec. 3rd.
6pm on Saturday, Dec. 3rd. The parade will take place on Hollister Ave. from Orange Ave. to Kinman Ave.
The Sound of Christmas Sing-Along • Sing along with friends and family to your favorite holiday hits with orchestral and choral accompaniment at the Lobero Theatre at 2:30pm on Sunday, Dec. 4th. www.lobero.org
Light Up A Life • Gather with community members in remembering those you miss this holiday season when Hospice of Santa Barbara hosts Light Up A Life at the Lobero Theatre at 6pm on Sunday, Dec. 4th. Additional ceremonies will take place later in December in Montecito, Carpinteria, and Goleta. www.hospiceofsb.org/lualGoleta Holiday Parade • Santa Claus is coming to town! All are invited to cheer on local organizations, floats, and more at the Old Town Goleta Holiday Parade, beginning at
39th ANNUAL CEREMONY OF LIGHT, LOVE, REMEMBRANCE, AND UNITY
LIGHT UP A life LIGHT UP A life
Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022
Stars for sale at 5:30 p.m. Program begins at 6:00 p.m. Lobero Theatre 33 E. Canon Perdido
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022
Stars for sale at 4:00 p.m. Program begins at 4:30 p.m. Montecito Upper Village Green Corner of San Ysidro & E. Valley Rd.
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022
Stars for sale at 5:00 p.m. Program begins at 5:30 p.m. Seal Fountain Linden Ave.
Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022
Stars for sale at 5:00 p.m. Program begins at 5:30 p.m. Camino Real Marketplace Storke & Marketplace Dr.
We are back in person! Join us for this beloved community tradition of remembering and honoring those you miss this holiday season. Each ceremony will feature speakers and special guests, entertainment, refreshments, and the lighting of a memorial tree.
Please come to one or more of our Light Up A Life ceremonies, and hang a star in memory of a loved one who has died or in honor of someone living. We encourage you to personalize your star - often people like to include a photo or quote to commemorate memories shared.
VIRTUAL TREE OF REMEMBRANCE
If youʼre unable to join us in person at one of our four ceremonies, you can still participate in our virtual tree. For a donationsuggested of $15, you will be able to dedicate a star on our Virtual Tree of Remembrance. You can showcase your star(s) with your loved one's name, photo, and a special message from you. Additionally, you will receive a paper star(s) that you can hang at one of the 4 traditional Trees of Remembrance throughout the community. *If you would like help creating a digital star, please contact us at email@example.com
Let your loved one's memory shine on at this year's Light Up A Life. Donations for both paper and digital stars can be made at www.hospiceofsb.org/lual
Your gift benefits the children, teenagers, adults, and families who receive our free services.
Our mission is to care for anyone experiencing the impact of a serious illness, or grieving the death of a loved one.
Special thanks to all the volunteers of Hospice of Santa Barbara who give generously of their time and skills.
To learn more, please call (805) 563-8820, or visit our website at www.hospiceofsb.org/lual INTERPRETACIÓN SIMULTANEA AL ESPAÑOL DISPONIBLE
MB&T Awards $2 Million In Dividends® To Non-Profits
OF GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY, Montecito Bank & Trust held a luncheon on Monday and awarded local non profits $2 million instead of their traditional $1 million to celebrate 20 years of the unique giving program.
The Community Dividends tradition started when the Bank’s founder Michael Towbes invited 100 nonprofits to lunch and surprised each organization with a $10,000 check. The Bank has carried that tradition forward each year since, giving away $1 million every November to hundreds of nonprofits across the Central Coast. Through this unique giving program, the Bank has now granted more than $21 million to local Santa Barbara and Ventura County nonprofit organizations.
Welcoming over 300 guests, including 200 nonprofit leaders from Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, Janet Garufis Chairman & CEO of Montecito Bank & Trust commented, “On this Monday before Thanksgiving, we are here to celebrate you and the service and dedication of all 200 non-profit organizations represented here today. You advocate and care for our most vulnerable, feed the hungry, heal the sick and comfort the lonely, house the homeless, educate and inspire our children, and lift our spirits with music and arts that remind us of the beauty around us. You enhance the quality of life for all segments of our society. Thank you!”
Also, expressing gratitude for Mr. Towbes’s vision and reaffirming the Bank’s commitment to continuing his legacy of corporate philanthropy by reinvesting a portion of the Bank’s profits back into the community, Garufis went on to note, “Mike always promised me that
if the Bank grew, so could our giving. And I promised him we would grow, so that we could give more when the community needed us. In celebration of Mike’s vision and extraordinary philanthropic commitment to our communities, our Board of Directors has approved doubling this year’s Community Dividend investment to $2 million! That’s $21 million in 20 years.”
The additional $1 million also allowed the Bank to expand the Michael Towbes Community Impact Dividend award, introduced in 2019 to make a meaningful impact by providing an annual dividend up to $100,000 to one or more nonprofit organizations that deliver critical and sustainable services to a large number of the most vulnerable people in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. This year five organizations were awarded $100,000 each. Anne Towbes joined Janet Garufis on stage and together they recognized each of the five recipients with a check.
This year’s recipients were:
• CommUnify: to support its Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program that focuses on long-term family stabilization, including intensive case management and coaching for up to one year, as well as economic empowerment education and targeted payment assistance.
• Pacific Pride Foundation: to support its LGBTQ+ Language Justice Project, an innovative initiative with the ambitious goal of becoming a bilingual organization by 2024. PPF will expand and improve programs and services to include populations that are often underinvested in and overlooked.
• Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Corporation: to support its Camino Scholars Education Program which provides education services including school tutoring and college advising support. Educators maintain a 1:1 student-to-instructor ratio and work with students to set goals, identify resources needed and implement strategies for success.
• Santa Barbara Street Medicine / Doctors Without Walls: to support its Wrap Around Care Program that offers medical and behavioral health services so individuals can transition off the streets and into housing.
The Bank’s board of directors and leadership teams were also in attendance, along with over 40 Bank associates who spend over 5,000 hours each year volunteering with many of the nonprofits at the luncheon. Part philanthropy, part celebration, and part networking, the event celebrated the collective work that these nonprofits do, often in partnership, to support theThe Arc Foundation of Ventura County (and Santa Barbara County) support its Community Employment Services program, which supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in job readiness training and placement, supporting their path to independence.
Making a Funk Zone
Come-BackBy Daisy Scott / VOICE
LEAPING INTO THE HEART OF THE FUNK ZONE’S ECLECTIC EATERY
SCENE, Tyger Tyger has returned in full force with a new menu of plant-focused cuisine infused with a distinctive blend of California and southeast Asian flavors.
Originally launched in 2018 by Acme Hospitality, the restaurant closed amidst the early months of the pandemic. Now, with a new duo of creative chefs at the helm, Tyger Tyger has reemerged as a local hotspot for casual, healthy
dishes that boast bold, innovative flavors.
“I’ve created a menu of dishes I want to eat,” shared Consulting Chef Jasmine Shimoda. “And also addressing things that are missing in Santa Barbara. There’s kind of a disparity between old-school cuisine, drinking food, and then health food... It just seems like such a separation to me. There’s nowhere that I could think of in Santa Barbara where there’s just delicious, crave-able healthy food...”
She added that she wanted people to enjoy food that is
healthy at its core, but doesn’t taste like traditional health foods.
Both Shimoda and Tyger Tyger’s executive chef, Trevor Laymance, have local roots and share a passion for plant-focused cooking. Raised in Santa Barbara, Shimoda trained as a chef in New York before opening a Los Angeles vegan restaurant named Jewel. Given this background, and her local experience working at Loquita, Acme Hospitality approached Shimoda about the prospects of reopening Tyger Tyger with a new focus on vegan and vegetarian options.
Laymance, who worked with Shimoda at both Jewel and Loquita, grew up in Ventura and Ojai with a family that prioritized healthy foods. A classically French-trained chef, Laymance is passionate about farm-to-table practices. Accordingly, Tyger Tyger sources its ingredients from regional farmers.
“We are the promoters of what they grow and educating people on what they have,” said Laymance. “A lot of times you just go buy the same things, your carrots, apples, tomatoes — but there’s just so much more out there. When we put it in a dish, that educates them... It expands people’s diets.”
Named for William Blake’s poem of the same title, Tyger Tyger’s intimate location certainly “burns bright.”
Housed in the same location as Dart Coffee on East Yanonali Street, customers can enjoy a vibrant, paper lantern-adorned interior or walk across the street to eat in the garden adjacent to the Funk Zone’s famous Green House. Soon, garden tables will feature QR codes so customers can order and wait for their meals while relaxing outside. In keeping with Tyger Tyger’s green focus, meals are packaged in compostable containers.
Spanning breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, Tyger Tyger’s menu infuses flavors from Thailand, Vietnam, India, and beyond into dishes with California vibes. While dishes are largely vegan and vegetarian, the menu remains what Shimoda calls “flexitarian,” allowing for the inclusion of traditional proteins.
Savory meals include crispy Japanese sweet potatoes, chicken khao soi, a fried yuba sandwich, and the Tyger Bowl, incorporating coconut rice and black pepper tofu with shaved veggies. There are also lighter options, such as a tea leaf noodle salad, and sweet treats including coconut berry parfait and vegan soft serve.
Customers can also order breakfast items, such as breakfast tacos and sandwiches, late into the day, adding to Tyger Tyger’s casual, flexible atmosphere.
Open 7am-4pm for breakfast and lunch daily, 7am-9pm for dinner Th-Sa • 121 E. Yanonali St. • www.tygertygersb.com
Wisdom of the Water, Earth, Sky
IT ISN’T OFTEN a community has an opportunity to learn about itself through art. Santa Barbara Symphony Music and Artistic Director Nir Kabaretti’s carefully crafted program last weekend at the Granada Theatre included a world premiere by Santa Barbara composer Cody Westheimer, his Wisdom of the Water, Earth, Sky; Robert Schumann’s love letter to his wife Clara, the Piano Concerto in A minor, performed by Pianist Alessio Bax; a gorgeous realization of Jean Sibelius’ Valse Triste; and a splendidly clean and nuanced performance of Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G minor.
The world premiere of Santa Barbara composer Cody Westheimer’s musical, visual, and narrative homage to the Chumash Nation opened Saturday’s concert. A onemovement work for orchestra and Chumash language narratorsfor this performance, Ernestine YgnacioDeSoto and Marianne Parra - enhanced by Westheimer’s stunning nature videography, Wisdom of the Water, Earth, Sky is not just wonderfully accessible musically and visually,
but historically and culturally. Westheimer’s love-letter to humanity via the cultural heritage and animist folklore of California’s Central Coast Chumash people offered Saturday’s audience a timely message from first inhabitants about balance and sharing.
The Coplandesque timbre and calming temperament of the opening bars of Wisdom immediately established a comfortingly halcyon musical vibe for the listener that gently belied an otherwise complicated and ever morphing compositional structure. Westheimer describes musically, the Chumash story of the origin of dolphinsChumash who fell into the sea during the rainbow crossing from the Channel Islands to the mainland millennia ago and were saved from death by being transformed into dolphins.
The beauty of the sound of the Chumash language in the dolphin story and other ancient parables about deer (night marauders) and squirrels (saving, sharing, sacrificing), abetted Westheimer’s charming musical imagination commiserate with each story told. Finally, in grand strokes of triumphant, wonderfully orchestrated soundscape and stunning videography, the story of the Red Tail Hawk, who sees the world, its potential and failings, from a vantage beyond human conception, marked the thrilling emotional and musical denouement of the work. An epilogue, with sweeping Westheimerguided drone footage of the natural wonders of this part of the world, accompanied by broad passages of orchestral grandeur and feel-good musical apotheosis, brought the world
premiere of Wisdom of the Water, Earth, Sky to a knot-in-your-throat conclusion, and the house to its feet.
One of Santa Barbara’s favorite guest artists, pianist Alessio Bax, gave his fans here a performance of the Schumann concerto that was rich in detail, articulate clarity, and stoic power reminiscent of Arthur Rubenstein; note after note ringing clear and true – a stunning display of Bax’s physical as well as interpretive mastery of both the instrument and Schumann’s mind.
Pianist Alessio Bax has been a frequent visitor to Santa Barbara
for concerto and chamber music appearances over many years, but Saturday’s performance of Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 (1845) was his first with the Santa Barbara Symphony and conductor Nir Kabaretti. From the first notes of the dramatic first movement, Allegro affettuoso, and with nary a flinch or shoulder crunch, Bax set a definitive and thrilling mantra for all to hear – every note of Schumann’s monstrously complicated masterpiece would be heard with clarity. The result was a jaw-dropping performance that not only sparkled with action and energy, but revealed passage work usually lost in the balancing game between soloist and orchestra.
Bax’s demeanor and electrifying sound presence – clean, articulate, balanced, resolute – reminded this listener of Arthur Rubenstein; gentlemanly, almost stoic posture, pristine articulation with a muscular edge that note for note packed a satisfying wallop, especially in the powerful cadenza at the end of the first movement. Bax’s role as playful lover in the second movement, IntermezzoAndantino grazioso, was appropriately lighthearted, elastic, and coy, while the last movement, Allegro vivace, found Bax, Kabaretti, and the orchestra in feisty form, willing collaborators and at a stylish clip, in the nuptial celebration that is the emotional point and practical purpose of the work.
Jean Sibelius’ 1903 incidental music for his brother-in-law’s rather morbid play, Kuolema (Death) included Valse Triste (Sad Waltz), about a dying woman dancing with the ghosts of her past, before dying herself. Conducting from memory, as throughout most of the program, maestro Kabaretti gave his Saturday night audience a gorgeous and moving interpretation of Valse Triste, followed by a crackerjack virtuoso performance of Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550.Review by Daniel Kepl / VOICE Photos byf Nik Blaskovich Daniel Kepl has been writing music, theatre, and dance reviews or Santa Barbara publications since he was a teenager. His professional expertise is as an orchestra conductor. For more reviews by Daniel Kepl visit: www.performingartsreview.net Composer Cody Westheimer Chumash Narrator Ernestine Ygnacio-DeSoto Chumash Narrator Marianne Parra
Girls Inc. of Carpinteria Invites Community to Give to Operation Holiday Cheer
WITH PLANS TO SERVE OVER 125 FAMILIES, Girls Inc. of Carpinteria is partnering with Cox Communications to host its third annual Operation Holiday Cheer initiative. Launched amidst the pandemic, the program provides gifts to local girls and their families recovering from economic hardships. Over 500 gifts are expected to be distributed during a special gift giving event on December 10th, which will also include a visit from Santa.
Community members can support Operation Holiday Cheer three ways. Individuals can either pick a few items off the tree in Girls Inc.’s office at 5315 Foothill Road in Carpinteria, purchase the items, and bring them in by December 2nd; or purchase a gift from the organization’s Amazon Wish List, which will ship directly to Girls Inc. of Carpinteria. Businesses can also sign up to bring a holiday box with gift tags that contain a Christmas wish. Employees can take a tag, purchase the item and return to fill the box. To get involved or learn more about Operation Holiday Cheer, call 805-684-6364. For more information about Girls Inc. of Carpinteria, visit www.girlsinc-carp.org.
SB Maritime Museum Hosts Holiday Toy Drive and Member Sale
LOCALS ARE INVITED TO MAKE AN IMPACT on a child in need’s holiday season by donating a new toy for this year’s Toys for Tots drive at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. Through December 15th, people who bring a new toy will be admitted to the museum for free (one admission/toy).
In addition, from Friday, November 25th through December 24th, all museum members will receive a 20 percent discount on any purchase in the Museum Store.
Montecito Water District Hosts Toys for Tots Collection Drive
HELP MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON memorable for all children by donating new, unwrapped toys to the Montecito Water District Office’s Toys for Tots collection bin. Donations are accepted now through December 15th at 583 San Ysidro Rd. from 8am-12pm & 1-5pm, Mondays through Fridays.
C.A.R.E.4Paws Howliday Donation DriveThru at Earl Warren Showgrounds
SUPPORT HAPPY, HEALTHY PETS across Santa Barbara County when C.A.R.E.4Paws hosts its “Howliday” Donation Drive-Thru from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, December 3rd at Earl Warren Showgrounds. Community members are invited to drop off unopened, dry and canned pet food, or contribute funds to the nonprofit’s pet food and mobile clinic wellness services. https://care4paws.org/drive
Kyle’s Kitchen Supports Alpha Resource Center this Holiday Season
CUSTOMERS AT ANY KYLE’S KITCHEN LOCATION this holiday season will support the restaurants’ efforts to raise funds and awareness for the Alpha Resource Center. A Santa Barbara nonprofit, Alpha Resource Center empowers individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by supporting families, creating opportunities, and fostering belonging.
In addition to donating a portion of their proceeds, all Kyle’s Kitchen locations will be selling holiday cards created by artists who are a part of the Slingshot/Alpha Art Studio, which provides individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities opportunities to create and showcase. Card proceeds will benefit not only Alpha but the artists as well. www.kyleskitchen.com/giving-back
Miracle Pop-Up Christmas Bar Returns!
TOAST A CUP OF CHRISTMAS CHEER at the Miracle pop-up Christmas bar, recently re-opened at the location of Pearl Social in the Funk Zone for the holiday season! Covered in holiday decorations that are equal parts kitschy and charming, Miracle offers a seasonal experience like no other along the Central Coast.
Its festive atmosphere continues through its comprehensive drinks menu, incuding holiday-themed twists on classics and original mixes, including the Christmapolitan, Snowball Old-Fashioneds, mulled wine, spiked Mexican hot chocolate, and more. Small bites and treats are also available, including soft ginger molasses cookies, salted peanut brittle, dark chocolate peppermint bark, and an old fashioned cheese ball.
The Miracle bar will also host events throughout the month, including a kid’s Santa meet-n-greet and ornament making from 12-2pm on Sunday, November 27th, and an Ugly Sweater Party Night from 2pm to 12am on Saturday, December 3rd. Reservations are highly recommended. Miracle is open 5pm-10pm Mo-Th; 5pm-12am Fr; 2pm-12am Sa; and 2-10pm Su. To learn more visit www.pearlsocialsb.com/miracle
Cottage Health Hospitals Earn National Awards
RECOGNIZING THE QUALITY CARE THAT COTTAGE HOSPITALS PROVIDE their patients, the Leapfrog Group has awarded an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2022 to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital. This national award honors the hospitals for protecting patients from preventable harm and errors, and is presented based on over 30 national performance measures.
“This Leapfrog award marks the third consecutive time that Cottage hospitals in Santa Barbara and Goleta Valley have earned the ‘A’ Safety Grade... This is a tremendous accomplishment made possible by the commitment of everyone in our organization to keep our patients safe,” said Dr. Babji Mesipam, Chief Medical Quality Officer for Cottage Health.
The Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital in Solvang also was recently honored, earning a four star rating from Medicare.gov, which rates hospital performance on quality measures in comparison to hospitals nationwide.
“Many small hospitals may not report data on all measures and aren’t eligible for an overall hospital rating on Medicare.gov,” said Dr. Mesipam. “For Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital, an 11-bed critical access hospital, earning a 4-star rating is a great achievement.”
Organic Soup Kitchen Partners with DoorDash to Expand SoupMeal Delivery
TO ENSURE ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS RECEIVE THE NUTRITION they need, Organic Soup Kitchen is partnering with DoorDash to expand delivery and distribution of SoupMeals to residents. This makes Organic Soup Kitchen the first Santa Barbara County nonprofit to partner with DoorDash’s food security initiative, Project Dash.
“Our partnership with DoorDash will allow us to increase our distribution and focus on seeking funds for ingredients, packaging and labor to make additional SoupMeals,” said Andrea Slaby, Chief Operating Officer at Organic Soup Kitchen.
Serving over 1 million bowls of soup since 2009, Organic Soup Kitchen provides lifesaving nutrition and food security to cancer patients, chronically ill and low income individuals throughout Santa Barbara county. www.organicsoupkitchen.org
VADA at SB High School Receives Approval for New Building Plans
ANEW HOME IS ON THE HORIZON for Santa Barbara High School’s Visual Arts & Design Academy (VADA). Construction plans for a new state-of-the-art building for the program were approved by the Santa Barbara Unified School Board last week.
“It’s been years of dreaming and working on a new space designed especially to cultivate our student’s creativity and prepare them for their future,” said Daniel Barrett, VADA program director. “The dream is now a reality and it is exhilarating to see it coming together. We are so grateful for the support we’ve received thus far from our donors.”
Designed with a modern, flexible approach, the building will support enhanced curriculum for visual arts, design, and creative studies. It will span 3,350 square feet and include a digital design lab, indoor/outdoor studio workspace, shop areas for new technology, photography, and integrated exhibition space.
The contract for the construction of the new building was awarded to McGillivray Construction, who will begin construction on the new facility on Thursday, December 1st. The project is expected to be completed in January 2024.
A matching grant from the California Department of Education, acquired through a partnership with the Santa Barbara Unified School District, will add to the Measure I 2016 bond funds allocated to the project. Additional fundraising was performed by the nonprofit group Friends of VADA (FOV). To donate funds to VADA’s future programming, visit www.vadasbhs.org/capital-campaign
Applications Open for 2023 Youth Chef Apprentice Program
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PURSUING A CAREER IN THE CULINARY ARTS?
The City of Santa Barbara’s Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting applications for its 2023 Chef Apprentice Program. Open to local high school-aged students, the program offers students the opportunity to learn about professions in the culinary arts from experienced professionals. Participants during each class will cook a multi-course meal that they can take home with them, as well as learn foundational skills such as food preparation techniques and health and safety standards.
Participation is capped at 30 students. Programming will be held on a weekly basis, January through April, at the Franklin Neighborhood Center and Westside Neighborhood Center.
To apply visit https://bit.ly/ChefApprentice
Central Library Opens Children’s Library Access During Construction
FAMILIES ARE NOW BE ABLE TO ACCESS the Children’s Library located within downtown Santa Barbara’s Central Library as construction projects continue. Books and other library materials will be available for browsing and check-out, as well as space to read and play with educational toys.
Weekly youth services programming will return in part to the Central Library next month, including Wiggly Storytime, Baby and Me, Music and Movement, and more.
For a full schedule of library events and updates on library projects, visit https://library.santabarbaraca.gov
Local Author William Dalziel to Sign New Book at Tecolote Books
JUST IN TIME FOR HOLIDAY
SHOPPING, local author and illustrator William Dalziel has released his second children’s book, Charlie’s Dream. A sequel to his first children’s picture book, Ulma, The Kidnapped Tree, Charlie’s Dream follows Charlie the eastern blue jay on a fantastical dream where he imagines uniting all of his bird friends to save Ulma, an American Elm tree, from deforestation. Together, the birds fly to the top of a mountain to consult an ancient, giant spider on how to save Ulma. The spider directs them to California, with a western blue jay mentioning a city by the sea named after a saint - Santa Barbara.
Dalziel’s focus on centering his stories around an elm tree began in 2019 with Ulma, The Kidnapped Tree, which was based on his experiences working as an architect for the design & construction of the Northridge Fashion Center Project. When J.C. Penney & Co. wanted a live tree showcased in their courtyard, Dalziel traveled to the East Coast to select a young American Elm tree, known as “a Liberty Tree.” Drawing attention to the elm tree is crucial in both books, since the Dutch Elm Disease has ravaged most of the elm trees on the east coast. Together the books uplift themes of friendship, determination, environmental concerns, the magic of nature, and hope.
Dalziel will sign copies of Charlie’s Dream at Tecolote Books, 1470 East Valley Rd, from 2-4pm on Saturday, December 3rd. Copies of Ulma, The Kidnapped Tree wil also be available for purchase. Ten percent of event book purchases will be donated to local nonprofit, Storyteller Children’s Center.
Breast Cancer Resource Center Honors Evelyn Sullivan
EVELYN SULLIVAN has been awarded the 2022 Dorothy Shea Award by the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara (BCRC). Named for BCRC founding mother Dorothy Shea, this is the greatest honor BCRC gives to a volunteer. Sullivan is also a “founding mother,” in addition to the organization’s Treasurer, a self-titled “Volunteer for Life,” and being a tireless champion of the BCRC and individuals facing breast cancer. She first learned of efforts to establish BCRC while volunteering for the local American Cancer Society chapter. Having worked as a business administrator, she immediately volunteered to act as Treasurer - and has held the position ever since. www.bcrcsb.org
Monica Kunz Receives Two Awards From the Association for Women in Communications
MONICA KUNZ, a local digital design and marketing professional, has been presented the 2022 AWC Chapter Star Award for lending her talents and expertise to the local chapter of the Association for Women in Communications. For multiple years, Kunz has designed and created all of the marketing and branding materials for the AWC-SB Women of Achievement Awards, in addition to creating display ads for monthly events. In addition, Kunz, along with AWC-SB board members Leslie Dinaberg, Joan Tapper, and Erica Schweitzer, have received the AWC “Teamwork Award,” for working together over the past year to produce innovative programs and social media/promotional materials for the chapter’s monthly events. Beyond AWC-SB, Kunz served as co-chair of the 2022 Birds & Bees Bash fundraiser for Planned Parenthood of California Central Coast. www.awcsb.org
United Boys & Girls Clubs Serve Hundreds of Thanksgiving Meals
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH
- Thanksgiving dinner comes early at the United Boys & Girls Clubs in Santa Barbara County for members and their families at no cost, thanks to donations from supporters.
“I actually have a kitchen staff that are cooking the meals for the whole county for all of our clubs,” shared CEO Michael Baker. “And the families are really enjoying it... but it really takes a
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huge village behind the scenes to make it happen.”
“As someone who is born and raised in Santa Barbara, it’s beautiful to see the community giving back and just knowing that we welcome and give the love and caring we need in Santa Barbara,” said local parent Erin Lammer.
Parklets to Meet Storm Water Runoff Requirements
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD - Storm water runoff requirements lead to changes in the State Street promenade outside seating areas for several businesses in Santa Barbara. Deadline is December 1st. This will help with cleaning plans too.
Documentary Preview on Spencer the Gardener
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH - It was an amazing, sold out night at the Lobero Theatre Friday night when Hello Santa Barbara presented a sneak-peak documentary on the legendary Spencer Barnitz - Spencer the Gardener. It was followed by a rockin’ the house live show. The full movie - will be out early 2023.
Local Law Enforcement & First Responders Updates
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND - Caught at 152mph! The CHP in Buellton stopped a driver from Los Angeles Sunday on Hwy 154 in the Santa Ynez Valley where the speed limit is 55 mph. I wonder what the outcome will be in court? (No vehicle impound due to staffing issues).
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH Injured hiker airlifted from the Tunnel Trail this morning to Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara. SB Co. Fire went in on foot to find the patient and coordinate the rescue.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH Trains have been slowed after a truck incident at the support structure for the Union Pacific railroad tracks at Los Patos Way in Santa Barbara. CHP & UP investigating.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH Evacuations underway due to a gas leak in the 3800 block of Telephone Road in Santa Maria. Haz Mat also called out. Santa Barbara Co. Fire and Sheriff on it.
SB County Fire Hosts Controlled Burns
Ax Throwing for the Holidays?
The State Street Axe Club might just be the place to spend time with the family for the holidays. I was in recently to see how long it would take for me to finally hit the target and not the wall or ground!
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Santa Barbara’s Cultural NightDowntown
December 1st 5-8pm
1ST THURSDAY is an evening of art and culture in downtown Santa Barbara that takes place on the first Thursday of each month. Participating art venues offer free access to art in a fun and social environment from 5-8pm. 1st Thursday venues also provide additional attractions, such as live music, artist receptions, lectures, wine tastings, and hands-on activities. State Street also comes alive on 1st Thursday with performances and interactive activities.
Galleries, Museums, & Art Venues
1 Voice Gallery @ Voice Magazine: La Cumbre Plaza, 121 S Hope Av, H124 • Meet artists and friends while enjoying light refreshments when the new Voice Gallery at La Cumbre Plaza presents over 50 works by local artists, including plenty of sculpture.
2 Santa Barbara International Film Festival: SBIFF Education Center, 1330 State St • SBIFF’s Santa Barbara Filmmaker Series featuring Louise Palanker’s Margaret Singer: Seeking Light. 97-year-old Margaret Singer bent darkness into light utilizing her gifts as an artist and a poet and her innate sense of truth and joy. Showtimes: 5:30pm, 6pm, 6:30pm, & 7pm. Runtime: 20 mins
3 Engel and Volkers: 1323 State Street, 805-342-0227
• Engel & Volkers Luxury Real Estate invites you to our Santa Barbara office. Enjoy watercolor paintings from the exhibit In Pursuit of Beauty by Marianna Victoria Mashek, wine and tasty hors d’oeuvres.
4 Santa Barbara Fine Art: 1321 State Street, 805-8454270 • Holiday Show celebrating the season with 20 artists! Local, Oak Group members and special guest artists! Live painting demo done by Matthew Ross. Complimentary Christmas cookies, candy canes & snacks. Wine and champagne served with a $5 donation.
5 Santa Barbara Art Works: 28 E Victoria St, 805-2606705 • Santa Barbara Art Works studio/gallery presents its 2022 Holiday Showcase featuring the “Best Of” our resident artists’ work! Enjoy live music, lots of great art! Get some great gifts, overstock art priced at 50% off December 1st only!
6 CPC Gallery: 36 E Victoria St, 805-957-4200 • Local artist Thore Edgen presents a unique exhibition Bark Time,’ which consists of tree barks and timepieces. Jazz guitarist Chris Judge and saxophonist Colin Richardson
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will be back by popular demand. Come enjoy a time filled with art, music, and wine. Artist’s talk at 6:30pm.
Tamsen Gallery features the vibrant work of visual artist Robert W. Firestone. Firestone's art portrays the human psyche and its colorful emotional experience. From vivid dreams printed on glossy acrylic to geometric cityscapes laser cut from metal to dynamic portraits printed on canvas, Tamsen Gallery offers a rich visual experience.
7 Ensemble Theatre: 33 West Victoria Street, 805-965-5400 • Ensemble Theatre Company invites you to 1st Thursday for A Christmas Carol! Patrick Barlow, writer of the Broadway and West End hit The 39 Steps, has retold Charles Dickens’ holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. This inventively comic adaptation uses only five actors to bring some of Dickens’ most beloved characters to life. In honor of our 44th season we are offering free tickets to our December 1st 7:30pm performance to the first 44 1st Thursday participants to stop by our ticket office.
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8 Legacy Art Santa Barbara: 1221 State Street, Suite 7, 805-324-4971• The brand new gallery ‘Legacy Art Santa Barbara’ is proud to present The Artwork of Susy and Carroll Barrymore: A Retrospective - Self, Community, The World. Please come meet the artists and revel in the beautiful ceramics created by Carroll Barrymore and the inspired Japanese Ink Paintings by Susanne Barrymore.
11 West Canon Perdido Street, 805-730-7589
Experience the newest paintings from local wine artist, Danielle Renée Art, inside SB’s coolest new shop, Xanadu Skate Boutique. Red wine is aged and oxidized to create unexpected colors in delicate and whimsical paintings. Large format originals on display plus small prints, stickers and notecards for purchase.
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9 Lonetree: 1221 State St #24, 805-702-1553 • Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday in Victoria Court and the Arts District. We have some lovely new items and are excited to now offer a Santa Barbara Axxess discount to members. We will be pouring Kompas Wine Club’s excellent selections and can’t wait to toast the season!
10 Domecil: 1221 State Street, Suite 7, 805-324-4971• Enjoy hot cider under the holiday lights as we present the incredible paintings and graphic design of Santa Barbara-based contemporary artist Clé. Listen to the live soulful harmonies of local modern folk duo Renee & Jeremy and shop emerging brand, Folil Roots who will be selling their modern organic wool hand-knit sweaters and or purchase handmade eucalyptus wreaths from local artist Roe Warren.
Fashion Exhibition. Join us to celebrate the 65th Anniversary of Vogue's "Paris Night Looks." Walk amongst recreations of iconic 1957 Parisian haute couture dresses featured in Vogue Magazine 65 years ago. Designed by Gres, Patou, Heim, and Ricci. Recreated by historical seamstress Cara Austine for the Couture Pattern
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11 10 West: 10 West Anapamu St, 805-770-7711 • HOLIDAY SHOW: All 28 artists represented by 10 West Gallery, plus our annual Mata Ortiz Pottery Marketplace. Mata Ortiz, in Chihuahua, Mexico, is a small village of artisans whose economy revolves around their now famous pottery. We buy direct from the artisans and bring the pottery back for this show.
This month we will be celebrating Bela Sandoval Lafferty whose art practice focuses on printmaking and sculpture and she has been creating holiday offerings of jewelry, framed artwork, knitwear, and ceramics. Join us 5-8p for libations,
12 Collette Constintino: 11 West Anapamu St, 805-5709863 • New oil paintings on view at Collette Cosentino Atelier + Gallery as well as a $100 fine art print art kits, paper weights and puzzles sale. Artful gifts and gift wrapping!
13 Sullivan Goss- An American Gallery: 11 East Anapamu St, 805-730-1460 • Sullivan Goss celebrates the most beloved annual exhibition of the entire year, 100 Grand: 100 Works of Art for $1,000 or Less. It’s a great place to get gifts, treat yourself, or to start your fine art collection. Also on view: Natalie Arnoldi: Water
and Light; and Joseph Goldyne: Imaginary Falls.
14 Channing Peake: 105 East Anapamu Street, 1st Floor • The Santa Barbara Art Association’s exhibition, “Stepping Out,” is on view now in Channing Peake Gallery. This diverse and exuberant exhibition highlights sixty works by local artists. “Stepping Out” invites the viewer to reflect outside of the pandemic’s shadow.
15 Faulkner Gallery: 40 East Anapamu St, in the SB Public Library, 1st Floor• The Santa Barbara Art Association presents a non-juried show of diverse original artwork by some of its 500 members for sale at $500 or less! This is the 70th year anniversary for SBAA!
16 Santa Barbara Museum of Art: 1130 State St, 805-963-4364 • Visit SBMA for a Pop-Up Opera performance with Opera Santa Barbara, 5:30pm – 6:15pm, and later see Quire of Voyces perform in Ludington Court at 6:30pm. Join Family 1st Thursday with a paper sculpture activity, 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Afterward, explore the galleries until 8pm. All free!
17 Crush Bar: 1129 State St, Suite A, 805-770-8077 • At Crush Bar we strive to provide a safe, inclusive, loving, and respectful space for all to gather and enjoy. Come try our locally sourced bites, participate in the rainbow social, sing karaoke, and enjoy our all-day happy hour. We hope you will come by, relax, have a drink, and be a part of the fun!
18 Gallery 113: 1114 State St, La Arcada Ct #8, 805-965-6611 •
Members of the Santa Barbara Art Association exhibit here. The Artist of the Month is Nadya Brown with a show of her reduction linocuts called While Walking on the Mesa. The Featured Artists are Katy Zappala, Karen Glancy, Nancy Hull, Lily Sanders, Carol Dixon, and Suemae Willhite.
19 Waterhouse Gallery: 1114 State St, La Arcada Court #9, 805962-8885 • The Gallery features figurative works, interiors, and cityscapes, by some of today’s finest nationally known local and Oak Group artists. Enjoy works by Ray Hunter, Derek Harrison. Wyllis Heaton, Camille Dellar, Ann Sanders, Thomas Van Stein, Nancy Davidson, Rick Garcia, Ellie Freudenstein, and Ralph Waterhouse.
20 Ace Rivington: 1106 State St, La Arcada Ct #A, 805-560-1580
• Stop by Ace Rivington to view SB artist Kelly Clause’s work, inspired by her fascination with our local environment. Her watercolors, from fish to whales to bison, will be printed on Ace Rivington’s finest quality tees. Drinks and fun to be had by all.
21 The Yes Store: 1100 State St, La Arcada Ct • Please join us on 1st Thursday in December and meet the artists of the 55th annual Yes Store. Come see our offering of hand-made arts, crafts, custom fine jewelry, fused & blown glass, graphics & photography, ceramics, woodworking & so much more. Enjoy tasty snacks and beverages while listening to live music by The Summerland Band.
22 Peter Horjus Art Gallery: 11 West Figueroa St, 619-379-0343
• Join us Thursday December 1st, to enjoy drinks as Peter Horjus debuts his “Horse & Rider” series at the Peter Horjus Studio & Gallery. See you there!
23 Tamsen Gallery: 911.5 State St, 805-705-2208 • Featuring the vibrant work of visual artist Robert W. Firestone. Firestone’s art portrays the human psyche and its colorful emotional experience. From vivid dreams printed on glossy acrylic to geometric cityscapes laser cut from metal to dynamic portraits printed on canvas, Tamsen Gallery offers a rich visual experience.
24 Xanadu Skate Boutique: 11 W Canon Perdido St, 805-7307589 • Experience the newest paintings from local wine artist, Danielle Renée Art, inside SB’s coolest new shop, Xanadu Skate Boutique. Red wine is aged and oxidized to create unexpected colors in delicate and whimsical paintings. Large format originals on display plus small prints, stickers and notecards for purchase.
25 Workzones: 351 Paseo Nuevo, 805-966-3722 • Fashion Exhibition. Join us to celebrate the 65th Anniversary of Vogue’s Paris Night Looks. Walk amongst recreations of iconic 1957 Parisian haute couture dresses featured in Vogue Magazine 65 years ago. Designed by Gres, Patou, Heim, and Ricci. Recreated by historical seamstress Cara Austine for the Couture Pattern Museum.
26 Idyll Mercantile: 703 Chapala St • This month we will be celebrating Bela Sandoval Lafferty whose art practice focuses on printmaking and sculpture and she has been creating holiday offerings of jewelry, framed artwork, knitwear, and ceramics. Join us 5-8p for libations, music and art!
27 Frequency Wine: 804 Anacapa Street, 805-770-3069 • Celebrate the season nourishing your soul on our Historic Presidio Patio. Make the holidays brighter by donating a new gift for Toys for Tots and receive a specially priced glass of wine. Relax with live holiday jazz music and tasty bites by Eating with Jo.
28 La Paloma: 702 Anacapa Street, 805-966-7029 • Originally from Mexico City, Diego Melgoza (aka Melgo) is a Santa Barbara-based visual artist and graphic designer whose inspiration comes from Mesoamerican and Mexican culture. His mission is to create quality visual work about environmental and social issues, to evolve the consciousness of the viewer and progress as one.
29 Paradise Hookah Hut: 351 Paseo Nuevo, 805-966-3722 • Paradise Hookah Hut is proud to open its doors to the public with a special showcase of artwork from local
artists, G. Stabb and Ashley Larman. Come check out our new lounge space and enjoy hookah, kava, and specialty teas. DJ Sacco Naz will be spinning music out front.
30 Elizabeth Gordon Gallery: 351 Paseo Nuevo, 805-966-3722 • This contemporary art gallery has been in business for 38 years in the Sevilla Square building! The gallery represents some of the best fine art original paintings by local and national artists represented by many other galleries internationally!
31 Helena Mason Art Gallery: 351 Paseo Nuevo, 805-966-3722 • Celebrate the holiday season with vibrant yet calming artwork by our local artists Monica Gagne, Alyson Miller & Lisa Trivell. This exhibition has been inspired by our breathtaking Santa Barbara setting, a splash of 18k gold and the element of water.
Performers & Special Events
THE ART CRAWL: 1130 State St, 5:30pm • Track down hidden gems and off-the-beaten-track locations during this curated Art Crawl led by Andi Garcia, one of the Art Crawl’s original founders. Meet at the steps to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and wear comfy shoes so you can crawl in comfort.
Santa Barbara Revels: 800 Block of State Street • The Christmas Revels: A Scottish Celebration of the Winter Solstice transports us to the Highlands of Scotland in 1743, when Clans converge to celebrate Hogmanay or New Year’s Eve. Enjoy the singing, specialty dancing, seasonal traditions, and bagpipes from this exhilarating holiday entertainment presented by Santa Barbara Revels with a special appearance by the Santa Barbara Bagpipe and Drum Corps at the Lobero Theatre on December 17th & 18th.
The Santa Barbara Trombone Society is an alliance of trombone players from SBCC, UCSB, Westmont College, local high schools, and community members of all ages, whose goals are to entertain and to educate people about the trombone. In addition to formal concerts at SBCC, the 20+ person ensemble also plays at a number of other public venues throughout the area.
State Street Promenade Market
Join us at the State Street Promenade Market to shop small and local for the holidays! We will also have holiday performances, decor, and interactive activities for the whole family! See you there!
NO BOOK BETTER CAPTURES THE MAGIC AND WONDER intrinsic to experiencing the holidays as a child than The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. Published in 1985, the tale has become synonymous with the holiday season, joining the ranks of literary classics such as The Night Before Christmas and A Christmas Carol
Its 2004 animated film adaptation also contributed to its popularity. Yet the original picture book form, with Allsburg’s gorgeous illustrations, remains the most engaging way for young readers to first experience this story.
Recounted as a treasured, life changing memory, The Polar Express follows an unnamed boy as he discovers a train, named “The Polar Express,” parked outside of his home one snowy Christmas Eve. Upon climbing aboard the train, he is whisked away to the North Pole, enjoying hot chocolate and sweets with hundreds of other children who were similarly drawn from their beds. Once they arrive at the North Pole, Santa Claus selects the boy to receive the first gift of Christmas. With limitless options before him, the boy decides that he just wants a bell from the reindeer harnesses on Santa’s sleigh — whose ringing can only be heard by children and adults who believe.
The Polar Express heightens readers’ sense of wonder and ultimately conveys the message that feelings of magic are not limited to childhood. In being told from the perspective of the boy as an old man, the book lends a sense of authority that allows readers to experience it as if it were a true story. Allsburg also utilizes rich, descriptive language that adds a sense of awe to the boy’s fantastical journey, while using vocabulary straightforward enough for students in the second grade and up.
The book’s bittersweet conclusion, with the narrator sharing that those around him have lost their ability to hear the bell’s ringing, emphasizes the value of maintaining hope even when those around you have lost it. Combined with its transportive illustrations of a faithful train chugging through snowy mountains and the North Pole, The Polar Express is a charming selection for holiday season read-alouds.
Available through the Santa Barbara Public Library and at Chaucer’s Books.
WHEN WILL INFLATION SUBSIDE enough to bring down interest rates again? There are estimates that it takes from one year to ten years to cure large inflation spikes such as occurred this year, based on what pundits and economists see as past history.
But that hasn’t stopped shoppers. Retail sales that account for some half of consumer spending jumped a huge 1.3 percent in October, 7.6 percent YoY.
Consumers are keeping up with inflation, in other words, because it’s the holidays and they want to celebrate their world returning to normal. Dining out at restaurants increased 1.3 percent in October, twice the current inflation rate.
And inflation is already cooling. The Fed has pumped up shortterm rates from essentially zero to four percent in 2022, which has pummeled stock and bond prices. But financial markets rallied on Tuesday because the Producer Price Index (PPI) for wholesale goods and services continued to decline. Wholesale prices in October rose just 0.2 percent month over month and core inflation without food, energy, and trade services declined from 5.6 to 5.4 percent YoY.
Other pundits are predicting as much as ten years, because they cite the 1970’s era of stagflation. Inflation soared to as high as 14 percent in 1981 after ten years of wage-price spirals. It was another ten years before inflation returned to its more normal two to three percent range.
But this inflationary spiral has lasted just months, not years as in the 1970s, as Nobel Prize-winner and former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke has pointed out. So, there’s no reason for anyone to press the panic button, stock and bond traders included. Consumers are riding this inflation wave just fine to date.
Why shouldn’t they be upbeat, with Americans still fully employed?By Harlan Green
My bet is that inflation will drop quickly during the coming winter as supply chains continue to improve, which ground to a halt during the worldwide pandemic lockdowns.
The NY Federal Reserve’s Global Supply Chain Pressure Index (GSCPI) stated as much in its latest release. “The GSCPI’s year-to-date movements suggest that global supply chain pressures are falling back in line with historical levels,” it said.
That means consumer prices will continue to decline as well, since the PPI measures the raw materials and data that go into retail products and services.
Alas, retail inflation is still too high, since the CPI declined to 7.7 percent in October compared to a year ago, down from 8.2 percent in September. Predictions are all over the map as to when the inflation rate will return to a more normal range. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has said in recent testimony it could take several years to return to the Federal Reserve’s two percent target.
The New York Fed also publishes a Survey of Consumer Expectations of inflation that also shows inflation is a short-term problem. “Median one- and three-year-ahead inflation expectations increased to 5.9 percent and 3.1 percent from 5.4 percent and 2.9 percent, respectively. (But) The median five-year-ahead inflation expectations, meanwhile, rose by 0.2 percentage point to 2.4 percent.”
The Producer Price Index for final demand in the U.S. rose 0.2 percent month-over-month in October of 2022, the same as a downwardly revised 0.2 percent increase in September. Goods cost went up 0.6 percent, the largest advance since a 2.2 percent rise in June, mainly pushed by a 5.7 percent jump in gasoline cost. Prices for diesel fuel, fresh and dry vegetables, residential electric power, chicken eggs, and oil field and gas field machinery also advanced. In contrast, the index for passenger cars declined 1.5 percent. Meanwhile, services cost fell 0.1 percent, the first decline since November of 2020.
So, the inflation outlook is still muddled, but consumers’ inflation expectations give us a better picture of how consumers will behave in the near future. It is another ingredient that helps to determine the Fed’s next move, and when shoppers buy or hold.
All this news backs my bet that inflation should return to historical levels as soon as next summer.
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Harlan Green has been the 16-year Editor-Publisher of PopularEconomics.com, a weekly syndicated financial wire service. He writes a Popular Economics Weekly Blog. He is an economic forecaster and teacher of real estate finance with 30-years experience as a banker and mortgage broker. To reach Harlan call (805)452-7696 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following Corporation / Limited Liability Company is/are doing business as YOUR FABRIC STORE, GRANT HOUSE SEWING CENTER, GRANT HOUSE SEWING MACHINES, INDUSTRIALSEWINGEQUIPMENT. COM, and GRANT HOUSE INDUSTRIAL SEWING EQUIPMENT at 336-B E Cota St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. GRANT HOUSE SEWING CENTER INC at 336-B E Cota St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara on November 22, 2022. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN No. 20220002851. Published November 25, December 2, 9, 16, 2022.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person/ persons is/are doing business as ECOSPINSAFEWATER.COM at 189 Park Circle, Goleta, CA 93117. TYSON D SHACKELFORD at 1 89 Park Circle, Goleta, CA 93117. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara on November 1, 2022. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN No. 2022-0002687. Published November 25, December 2, 9, 16, 2022.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT:
The following person/persons is/are doing business as VOICE GALLERY and VOICESB.ART at La Cumbre Plaza, 121 S Hope Avenue, Unit H-124, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. CASA SANTA BARBARA INC at 217 Sherwood Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara on November 15, 2022. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN No. 20220002797. Published November 18, 25, December 2, 9, 2022.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT:
The following person/persons is/are doing business as RITUAL MASSAGE at 901 Garcia Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. ELIZABETH C MCCAHAN at 901 Garcia Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara on November 8, 2022. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN No. 20220002740. Published November 11, 18, 25, December 2, 2022.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person/persons is/are doing business as NOMAD OUTDOOR ADVENTURES at 664 S Fairview Ave. Unit C, Goleta, CA 93117. NATHAN T. JOHNSON at 664 S Fairview Ave. Unit C, Goleta, CA 93117 and MARIANNA C RIBEIROALBANEZ at 664 S Fairview Ave. Unit C, Goleta, CA 93117. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara on October 13, 2022. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN No. 2022-0002539. Published November 4, 11, 18, 25, 2022.
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The following person/persons is/are doing business as CHARLES BAKER HYPNOTHERAPY at 16,000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117. CHARLES BAKER at 16,000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara on November 15, 2022. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person/persons is/are doing business as TEXTURES SANTA BARBARA at 3835 State Street, Suite 106, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. JAZZMIN-MARIE L HAWKINS at 15 Leslie Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara on October 19, 2022. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN No. 20220002571. Published November 11, 18, 25, December 2, 2022.
SBUSB Board of Trustee Appointment Process Begins December 1st
THE APPLICATION PROCESS TO REPLACE OUTGOING SANTA BARBARA UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE LAURA CAPPS as a Provisional Board Trustee begins December 1st, 2022.
Capps submitted her resignation notice as Board Trustee to Santa Barbara Unified ahead of her becoming a Santa Barbara County Supervisor. She will step down from the Board Trustee position on November 30th.
The application window to apply for her Trustee position will open on December 1st and will be open through December 16th at 5pm. Late applications will not be considered. Interested applicants must complete and submit a Candidate Application Form, reside in the attendance boundaries of the Santa Barbara Unified School District, meet all requirements of the law, and comply with the District’s application submission requirement. Qualified candidates will be interviewed at a special School Board meeting open to the public on Thursday, January 5th, 2023, and/or Thursday, January 12th. The school board will deliberate and make an appointment at one of those two meetings.
The provisional appointee will complete their at-large term by November 2024. In November 2024, the appointed Trustee must live in Trustee Area 2 to run for reelection.
To submit your application & infos, visit www.sbunified.org.
AMR Santa Barbara Wins Competitive RFP to Serve Vandenberg Space Force Base
AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE (AMR) SANTA BARBARA will continue serving Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB) after being announced as the winner of the competitive RFP for emergency ambulance service late last month. AMR has held this contract for several years, and will continue providing its services to the large base complex, including a service area that covers major roadways adjacent to the base.
“We’re proud to continue to serve the military personnel and their families, civilian workers, and others at the base,” said Dave Schierman AMR’s director of operations. “Because of our stable workforce and experienced field care providers, our focus on service and safety, and excellent response times, we earned the trust of Vandenberg officials to continue providing emergency ambulance service for several years to come.”
150 local paramedics and EMTs are employed by AMR Santa Barbara countywide. The service responds to over 46,000 calls each year. www.amr.net
Insertion Date: 11/18/22
Notice Inviting Bids
SOUTHFIELD REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT Bid No. 4089A
1. Bid Submission. The City of Santa Barbara (“City”) will accept electronic bids for its SOUTHFIELD REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT (“Project”), by or before Thursday, December 15, 2022, at 3:00 p.m., through its PlanetBids portal. Bidders must be registered on the City of Santa Barbara’s PlanetBids portal in order to submit a Bid proposal and to receive addendum notifications. Each bidder is responsible for making certain that its Bid Proposal is actually submitted/ uploaded with sufficient time to be received by PlanetBids prior to the bid opening date and time. Large files may take more time to be submitted/uploaded to PlanetBids, so plan accordingly... The receiving time on the PlanetBids server will be the governing time for acceptability of bids. Telegraphic, telephonic, hardcopy, and facsimile bids will not be accepted.
If any Addendum issued by the City is not acknowledged online by the Bidder, the PlanetBids System will prevent the Bidder from submitting a Bid Proposal. Bidders are responsible for obtaining all addenda from the City’s PlanetBids portal.
Bid results and awards will be available on PlanetBids. Bids will be called out on Teams at 3:30 P.M. on December 15, 2022
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2. Project Information.
2.1 Location and Description. The Project is located at Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, and is described as follows: Demolition of the existing Hangar 5, the relocation and reconfiguration of the existing Air Operations Area (AOA) perimeter fence, repurposing the existing general aviation apron to incorporate three (3) Remain-Over-Night (RON) Aircraft Design Group III parking, relocation of the existing Security Identification Area (SIDA) limits, and the reconfiguration of airport’s ready-return rental car lot.
2.2 Time for Final Completion. The Project must be fully completed within 140 calendar days from the start date set forth in the Notice to Proceed. City anticipates that the Work will begin on or about January 2023, but the anticipated start date is provided solely for convenience and is neither certain nor binding.
2.3 Estimated Cost. The estimated construction cost is $3,000,000.
3. License and Registration Requirements.
3.1 License. This Project requires a valid California contractor’s license for the following classification(s): Class “A-General Engineering Contractor.”
3.2 DIR Registration. City may not accept a Bid Proposal from or enter into the Contract with a bidder, without proof that the bidder is registered with the California Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) to perform public work pursuant to Labor Code § 1725.5, subject to limited legal exceptions.
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5. Bid Security. The Bid Proposal must be accompanied by bid security of ten (10) percent of the maximum bid amount, in the form of a cashier’s or certified check made payable to City, or a bid bond executed by a surety licensed to do business in the State of California on the Bid Bond form included with the Contract Documents. The bid security must guarantee that within ten days after City issues the Notice of Award, the successful bidder will execute the Contract and submit the payment and performance bonds, insurance certificates and endorsements, and any other submittals required by the Contract Documents and as specified in the Notice of Award.
6. Prevailing Wage Requirements.
6.1 General. Pursuant to California Labor Code § 1720 et seq., this Project is subject to the prevailing wage requirements applicable to the locality in which the Work is to be performed for each craft, classification or type of worker needed to perform the Work, including employer payments for health and welfare, pension, vacation, apprenticeship and similar purposes.
6.2 Rates. These prevailing rates are on file with the City and are available online at http://www.dir.ca.gov/DLSR. Each Contractor and Subcontractor must pay no less than the specified rates to all workers employed to work on the Project. The schedule of per diem wages is based upon a working day of eight hours. The rate for holiday and overtime work must be at least time and one-half.
6.3 Compliance. The Contract will be subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the DIR, under Labor Code § 1771.4.
7. Performance and Payment Bonds. The successful bidder will be required to provide performance and payment bonds, each for 100% of the Contract Price, as further specified in the Contract Documents.
8. Substitution of Securities. Substitution of appropriate securities in lieu of retention amounts from progress payments is permitted under Public Contract Code § 22300.
9. Subcontractor List. Each Subcontractor must be registered with the DIR to perform work on public projects. Each bidder must submit a completed Subcontractor List form with its Bid Proposal, including the name, location of the place of business, California contractor license number, DIR registration number, and percentage of the Work to be performed (based on the base bid price) for each Subcontractor that will perform Work or service or fabricate or install Work for the prime contractor in excess of one-half of 1% of the bid price, using the Subcontractor List form included with the Contract Documents.
10. Bidders’ Conference. A bidders’ conference will be held on November 29, 2022 at 11:00 a.m., at the following location: Hangar 5 – 204 Moffet Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93117 to acquaint all prospective bidders with the Contract Documents and the Worksite. The bidders’ conference is not mandatory.
11. Instructions to Bidders. All bidders should carefully review the Instructions to Bidders for more detailed information before submitting a Bid Proposal. The definitions provided in Article 1 of the General Conditions apply to all of the Contract Documents, as defined therein, including this Notice Inviting Bids.
4. Contract Documents. The plans, specifications, bid forms and contract documents for the Project, and any addenda thereto (“Contract Documents”) may be downloaded from City’s website at: http://www.planetbids.com/portal/ portal.cfm?CompanyID=29959
A printed copy of the Contract Documents may be obtained from CyberCopy Shop, located at 504 N. Milpas Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, at (805) 884-6155.
11.Instructions to Bidders. All bidders should carefully review the Instructions to Bidders more detailed information before submitting a Bid Proposal. The definitions provided in Article 1 of the General Conditions apply to all of the Contract Documents, as defined therein, including this Notice Inviting Bids.
12. Retention. The percentage of retention that will be withheld from progress payments is five (5) %.
12.Retention. The percentage of retention that will be withheld from progress payments (5)%.
11/9/2022 Date: _11/9/2022
By: ___________________________________ Date: ________________
Brian D'Amour, PE , City Engineer
Brian D’Amour, PE , City Engineer
Publication Dates: 1) November 16, 2022__ 2)_November 23, 2022_____
Publication Dates: 1) November 18, 2022 2)_November 25, 2022
END OF NOTICE INVITING BIDS
END OF NOTICE INVITING BIDS
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James Gray’s Insightful Look Back
TAKEN VERY DIRECTLY FROM HIS OWN EXPERIENCES growing up in a claustrophobic but profound American Jewish family in Queens, New York, James Gray’s Armageddon Time blossoms into an acute personal drama that delivers emotional power. Gray also wrote and produced this newest project, easily his best film since his first feature, Little Odessa (which starred the great German actor Maximillian Schell and Tim Roth). He illustrates the crushing moments of a young teenager struggling with both identity and his own ethical choices and faults. Most of the heartbeats of his story make emotional sense and his feeling of acute emotional pain is richly portrayed. His own conscience is somehow directed by an artistic grandfather, in another stunning portrayal by the award-winning Anthony Hopkins playing the elderly patriarch of the family. The film is a little like Woody Allen’s Radio Days, and as in Little Odessa, there are echoes of scenes from 1972’s The Godfather. The film even suggests thematic directions seen in playwright Arthur Miller’s theatrical masterpiece, Death of A Salesman.
The pace of the film is sometimes slow and meandering, but most of the scenes have an
originality that gets this coming-of-age story pulsating forward. This new accomplishment from director Gray focuses on the minefields of his own, specific, troubling childhood to deliver one of the most authentic director-tellshis-own-story of recent years as he captures confusion, heartbreak, and guilt in surprising ways. Scenes feel known, keen, and universal. The film is on an intimate level, and uses few bells and whistles, and thrives on the keen dramatic arcs of the scenes and on the performances.
Armageddon Time looks like a gritty documentary and suggests a home-made film with sepia-reddish tones and shadows in the lightingcinematography work giving the film a distinct visual atmosphere. The intimate cinematography is from Darius Khondji, the Iranian-French who has shot with some of the great international directors including Bong Joon-ho (Okja) and Uncut Gems for the Safie brothers, as well as the recent Bardo. The themes that emerge include both overt and passive racism and the impossible quest of achieving The American Dream without hurting other people along the way. The film also explores memories of tight-knit families, which may be a fantasy cooked up by emotional recollections of the past.
The cast offers exceptional performances by most, especially Anthony Hopkins as a wise and gentle grandfather,
Jeremy Strong as a father with great insecurities and erupting anger; Anne Hathaway as a frustrated yet strong, loving mother, and young Banks Repeta as the protagonist of this story.
Hopkin’s portrayal is so fluid and empathetic, audiences will be reminded why he continues to provide fascinating characters, even in the last chapters of his career. Anne Hathaway is charismatic, possibly her best role in years. And young Banks Repeta is able to carry his weight with a multi-layered and honest performance. As for Jeremy Strong, this is his most standout portrayal to date outside of his award gathering work in the HBO series, Succession. You just have to see the film to experience the gifted touch these actors offer.
The director James Gray and star Jeremy Strong were on-hand for a preview screening with SBIFF Cinema Society and provided insightful commentary. The dual interview was conducted by Roger Durling, Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Film Festival.
According to Gray, “The film for me was a ghost story, where I had realized history and myth begins with the personal. This look back at my young self was not always endearing and gorgeous. I wanted to explore class and privilege as well as racism.... my movie ends in failure for the main character, and points out that the older you get, the fewer answers you have, and looking at my family there was a co-mingling of love and violence.” According to actor Jeremy Strong, “James (Gray) has made a story where a catastrophic event is like a small seed with concentric circles that ripple outward. There is difficulty in living with integrity in this world, the film is about survival and compromise. As an actor in this project you feel like a vessel passing through an electrical storm.”
The film has been received favorably by film critics and made a noteworthy debut at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival where it received a sevenminute standing ovation.
APOLOGIES ARE IN ORDER! It appears that I failed to report on an important addition to the Santa Barbara harbor, one I pass by almost every day. Despite my frequent visits to the Maritime Museum, it seems I’ve had blinders on to have missed the May opening of Anchor Rose a restaurant overlooking our historic harbor with 360 degree views of the Pacific Ocean and downtown Santa Barbara. Anchor Rose, located right next to the Maritime Museum in the harbor’s most historic structure, is the absolute perfect spot for cocktails and starters, lunch or dinner, to people watch or to enjoy the sun’s late afternoon glow over the harbor. If you’ve read this far, you’ll understand how having ‘blinders on’ might have a whole new meaning with such an oversight!
Anchor Rose’s historic location was originally the Naval Reserve Armory, built for the Navy by the WPA (Works Project Administration), and later became known as the Naval Reserve Center Santa Barbara. In 1939 two years before WWII the City had deeded the land over to the Navy with the customary $1.00 payment as city leaders felt strongly that a Naval Reserve Armory would be beneficial to Santa Barbara to aid in civil defense, natural disasters, and community projects. By 1948, the facility was upgraded to the Naval Reserve Training Center and for many years local Naval Reservists trained and served there. Their training and service continued to benefit their communities as well as their country.
In the mid-1990s – after lengthy negotiations – the Navy sold the Reserve Center to the City for $2.4 million. A celebration was held on December 2, 1994, in which the city commemorated the closing of the center by staging a party with a World War II theme. Actress and local resident, Jane Russell was among the 500 guests. The following year, in January 1995, the Navy ended its tenure.
The building now houses the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum and has previously been the home of numerous well-known restaurants of the past: Chuck’s Waterfront Grill, Endless Summer Bar Cafe, Chomp on the Rocks, and SALTY at the Beach. And presently… The Anchor Rose!
And now here’s my story! Last Sunday, in an attempt to learn more, I visited the Anchor Rose asking for the manager. To my absolute astonishment, Simon, who I’d known for years at one of my very favorite eateries, the Beachside Bar-Cafe on Goleta Beach, appeared. Way too long ago, my first visit to the Beachside Cafe was when my son was a student at UCSB and Goleta Beach was the go-to day-off place on Fridays. In the evenings he and I spent hours at the Beachside Cafe by the fireplace on the patio enjoying the warmth and smell of wood burning. A very young Simon was employed there and over the many, many years, until the Beachside Cafe was shuttered, he remained.
Imagine what a happy surprise it was to see Simon and during the time we spent together he described his journey from the Beachside to the Anchor Rose. “The
Beachside was my home from 1991 until it was closed …. 29 years!,” he exclaimed. “I began at 17 as a dishwasher and ended as General Manager. While there I got to know many people, including Amy Rose who was a long time server at the Beachside. The two of us wanted to find another restaurant near the water and, well ….the rest is history!” Amy’s dad Bob Rose and other enthusiastic investors believed in their plan and helped to make it a reality in a historic building on the harbor walkway. “This is a fabulous place to be and apparently others from the Cafe agreed. The Beachside’s Chef joined our team at Anchor Rose along with former managers and servers.” He added enthusiastically, “This is the place to be and we’re here to stay!”
Walking back to my car I realized that Santa Barbara really is a tight knit community. Who knew that some of the former gang could regroup in a new restaurant with a selection of fabulous beverages from a full bar, tasty snacks, and delicious meals along with a beautiful view overlooking the harbor? Bet you can’t guess who’s going to be spending a lot of time at Anchor Rose?
Friday • viernes 11.25
SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES
FESTIVAL OF TREES
View 24 decorated, themed Christmas trees • Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center • Free • 2-8pm Mo-Fr; 11am8pm Sa-Su, 11/25 - 12/17.
FESTIVAL DE LOS ÁRBOLES
Ve 24 árboles de Navidad decorados y temáticos • Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center • Gratis • 2-8pm lunesviernes; 11am-8pm sábado-domingo, 11/25 hasta el 12/17.
WORLD CUP LIVE WATCH PARTY
Come cheer on your favorite team for free • Arlington Theatre • Netherlands vs. Ecuador, 8am; USA vs. England,
11am, Fr, 11/25.
COPA MUNDIAL FIESTA DE TRANSMISIÓN
Ven a animar a tu equipo favorito de forma gratis • Arlington Theatre • Netherlands vs. Ecuador, 8am; USA vs. England, 11am, viernes, 11/25.
PHOTOS WITH SANTA!
Take your photo with Santa • Paseo Nuevo • 1-7pm Mo-Th; 11am-7pm Fr-Sa; 12-6pm Su, through 12/15.
FOTOS CON PAPÁ NOEL!
Tómate una foto con Papá Noel • Paseo Nuevo • 1-7pm lunes-jueves; 11am-7pm viernes-sábado; 12-6pm domingo, hasta el 12/15.
CHOCOLATE & ART WORKSHOPS
Make a chocolate bar and/or paint a
chocolate box • Menchaca Chocolates Factory, 4141 State St. E-1 • Call 646-3697277 • www.menchacachocolates.com • 3-7pm every other Fri.
TALLERES DE CHOCOLATE Y ARTE
Haz una barra de chocolate y/o pinta una caja de chocolate • Menchaca Chocolates Factory, 4141 State St. E-1 • Llama 646-369-7277 • www.menchacachocolates.com • 3-7pm cada otro viernes.
Experience holiday music and “snow”
• Paseo Nuevo • Free • 5:30pm & 6:30pm 11/25 - 12/31.
Experimente la música navideña y la "nieve" • Paseo Nuevo • Gratis • 5:30pm y 6:30pm 11/25 hasta el 12/31.
Saturday • sábado 11.26
MOVIES | CINE
Surf film narrated by California surf icon John Peck • Alcazar Theatre • $10 • www.thealcazar.org • 6pm Sa, 11/26.
Película de surf narrada por el icono del surf de California John Peck • Alcazar Theatre • $10 • www. thealcazar.org • 6pm sábado, 11/26.
OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE
ARCHITECTURAL WALKING TOURS
Learn about local architecture • Architectural Foundation of SB • SB City Hall • Suggested $10 cash donation • 10am Sa & Sun.
RECORRIDOS ARQUITECTÓNICOS A PIE
Aprende sobre la arquitectura local • Architectural Foundation of SB • SB City Hall • Donación sugerida de $10 en efectivo • 10am sábado y domingo.
RANCHO LA PATERA & STOW HOUSE
Take a tour • www.goletahistory.org • 11am to 2pm weekends.
RANCHO LA PATERA & STOW HOUSE Haz un recorrido • www.goletahistory.org • De 11am a 2pm los fines de semana.
SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES
WORLD CUP LIVE WATCH PARTY
Come cheer on your favorite team for free • Arlington Theatre • France vs. Denmark, 8am; Argentina vs. Mexico, 11am, Sa, 11/26.
COPA MUNDIAL FIESTA DE TRANSMISIÓN EN VIVO
Ven a animar a tu equipo favorito de forma gratis • Arlington Theatre • France vs. Denmark, 8am; Argentina vs. Mexico, 11am, sábado, 11/26.
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Welcome the holiday season! • Paseo Nuevo • Free • 5:30-6pm Sa, 11/26.
CEREMONIA DE ENCENDIDO DEL ÁRBOL DE NAVIDAD
¡Bienvenida a la temporada navideña! • Paseo Nuevo • Gratis • 5:30-6pm sábado, 11/26.
Sunday • domingo 11.27
LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES
Learn fall planting tips • SB Botanic Garden • Free with admission • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 9:30am Su, 11/27.
Aprende consejos para plantar en otoño • SB Botanic Garden • Gratis con entrada • www.sbbotanicgarden. org • 9:30am domingo, 11/27.
OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE
Rollerskate with an ocean view • SB City College Lot 3 • Free • 3pm Su.
Patinaje sobre ruedas con vista al mar • SB City College Lote 3 • Gratis • 3pm domingo.
SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES
WORLD CUP LIVE WATCH PARTY
Come cheer on your favorite team for free • Arlington Theatre • Spain vs. Germany, 11am Su, 11/27.
COPA MUNDIAL FIESTA DE TRANSMISIÓN EN VIVO
Ven a animar a tu equipo favorito de forma gratis • Arlington Theatre • Spain vs. Germany, 11am domingo, 11/27.
Hosted by Vivian Storm & Angel D’Mon • Wildcat Lounge, 15 W. Ortega St. • $5 • https://glitterbrunch.com • Brunch 11am-3pm, Show 12:30pm, Sun.
ALMUERZO DE BRILLO
Presentado por Vivian Storm y Angel D’Mon • Wildcat Lounge, 15 W. Ortega St. • $5 • https://glitterbrunch.com • Almuerzo 11am-3pm, Espectáculo 12:30pm, domingo.
Monday • lunes 11.28
LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES
Italian conversation, all levels • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Garden St. • http://parliamo.yolasite.com • Free • 5-7pm Mon.
Conversación en italiano, todos los niveles • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Garden St. • http://parliamo.yolasite.com • Gratis • 5-7pm lunes.
MUSIC | MÚSICA
JIM BRICKMAN AT THE RED PIANO
With singer Deborah Bertling, benefits SB Symphony • Red Piano • $70, sold out, waiting list: https://tinyurl.com/yst3axa5 • 5-7pm Mo, 11/28.
JIM BRICKMAN EN THE RED PIANO
Con la cantante Deborah Bertling, beneficia a SB Symphony • Red Piano • $70, agotado, lista de espera: https://tinyurl.com/yst3axa5 • 5-7pm lunes, 11/28.
SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES
A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS
Magic, illusions, acrobatics • Granada Theatre • $49-89 • www.granadasb.org
• 7:30pm Mo, 11/28.
UNA NAVIDAD MÁGICA DE CIRCO
Magia, ilusiones, acrobacias • Granada Theatre • $49-89 • www.granadasb.org
• 7:30pm lunes, 11/28.
UCSB CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Mozart concert • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB • Free-$10 • https://tinyurl.com/yc352s4v • 7:30pm Mo, 11/28.
ORQUESTA DE CÁMARA DE
Concierto de mozart • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB • Gratis-$10 • https://tinyurl.com/yc352s4v • 7:30pm lunes, 11/28.
Tuesday • martes
LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES
Webinar by Professors Martin E. Hellman and Benoît Pelopidas • Free • https://tinyurl.com/56zyjusy • 11am Tu, 11/29.
Seminario web de los profesores Martin E. Hellman y Benoît Pelopidas
• Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/56zyjusy • 11am martes, 11/29.
TEEN ADVISORY BOARD
Provide input on library programming
• Eastside Library • Free • 4-5pm Tu.
CONSEJO ASESOR DE ADOLESCENTES
Proporcionar información sobre la programación de la biblioteca • Biblioteca Eastside • Gratis • 4-5pm martes.
MUSIC | MÚSICA
WATKINS FAMILY HOUR
Bluegrass duo • UCSB Arts & Lectures
• Campbell Hall, UCSB • $15-45 • www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 8pm Tu, 11/29.
HORA DE LA FAMILIA WATKINS
Dúo de bluegrass • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Campbell Hall, UCSB • $1545 • www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 8pm martes, 11/29.
OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE
STUDENT TEA SESSION
Observe a Japanese Tea Ceremony
• SB Botanic Garden • Free with admission • 9:30am-1pm Tu, 11/29.
SESIÓN DE TÉ PARA ESTUDIANT
Observa una ceremonia del té japonesa
• SB Botanic Garden • Gratis con entrada • 9:30am-1pm martes, 11/29.
SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES
WORLD CUP WATCH PARTY
View the USA vs. Iran game on the big screen • Arlington Theatre • Free • 11am Tu, 11/29.
FIESTA PARA VER LA COPA MUNDIAL Ve el partido EE. UU. vs. Irán en la pantalla grande • Arlington Theatre •
CHARLA DE AUTOR
Con la cineasta Joyce Chopra, Lady Director • Chaucer’s Books • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/2jmtzfz6 • 6pm miércoles, 11/30.
& third weekends, Sat & Sun 10am12:30pm and 12:30pm-3pm. Free • https://tinyurl.com/ya3pgxge
LA RESERVA ARROYO HONDO
profesores de MFA • UCSB Theater/ Dance, Hatlen Theater • $13-19 • www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm jueves, 12/1-12/2; 3pm sábado, 12/3.
CONTINUES / CONTINÚA
In Person & Online Activities for Everyone
Actividades en persona y en línea para todos
CARING FOR YOUR PARENTS WHILE RAISING KIDS
Webinar for parents • SB Public Library • Free • https://tinyurl.com/4vn9r3yw • 6-7pm We, 11/30.
CUIDAR A TUS PADRES MIENTRAS CRÍAS A TUS HIJOS
Seminario web para padres • Biblioteca Pública de SB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/4vn9r3yw • 6-7pm miércoles, 11/30.
OWLS: SOUL OF THE NIGHT
Folk & Tribal Arts Pop-up Weekends
Discover handmade, original
Los lunes y miércoles de 12:30-3pm y el primer y tercer fin de semana del mes, sábados y domingos 10am-12:30pm y de 12:30pm-3pm. La visita es gratuita • https://tinyurl.com/ya3pgxge
MUSIC | MÚSICA
LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES
ACTIVIST BROWN BAG LUNCH
Virtually meet local activists • The FUND • Free • https://tinyurl. com/4yrv2emw • 12-1:30pm Th, 12/1.
FOR CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
Hear works by new music luminaries • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB • Free-$10 • https://tinyurl.com/5bhpwtyr • 7:30pm We, 11/30.
CONJUNTO DE MÚSICA
CONTEMPORÁNEA DE UCSB
ALMUERZO EN BOLSA DE ACTIVISTAS
Conoce virtualmente a activistas locales • The FUND • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/4yrv2emw • 121:30pm jueves, 12/1.
ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP
Practice naturally • Eastside Library • Free • 1-2pm Th.
and more for everyone on your holiday shopping list when
In Person & Online Activities for Everyone Actividades en persona y en línea para todos BILINGUAL / BILINGÜE
Webinar by author Scott Weidensaul • SB Museum of Natural History • Free • https://tinyurl.com/yk6kwn5h • 6:30-8:30pm We, 11/30.
ALMA DE LA NOCHE
Escucha obras de nuevas luminarias de la música • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB • Gratis-$10 • https://tinyurl.com/5bhpwtyr • 7:30pm miércoles, 11/30.
GRUPO DE CONVERSACIÓN EN INGLÉS
Practica naturalmente • Biblioteca Eastside • Gratis • 1-2pm jueves.
Arts Popup Weekends return to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, starting 10am to 5pm Friday, December 2nd through the 4th, with additional weekends including December 9th to 11th, and the 16th to 18th. Visit www.sbnature.org
Fines de semana emergentes de artes folclóricas y tribales
Descubre adornos originales hechos a mano, canastas, juguetes, chales de lana de alpaca y más para todos en tu lista de compras navideñas cuando los Fines de semana emergentes de artes folclóricas y tribales regresen al Museo de Historia Natural de Santa Bárbara, a partir de las 10 am a las 5 pm el viernes, 2 de diciembre hasta el 4, con fines de semana adicionales que incluyen del 9 al 11 de diciembre y del 16 al 18 de diciembre. Visita www.sbnature.org
Gratis • 11am martes, 11/29.
SANTA BARBARA FARMERS MARKET
Shop fresh, local produce and treats • 600, 700, & 800 blocks of State Street • Free • 3-7pm Tu.
MERCADO DE AGRICULTORES DE SANTA BÁRBARA
Compra productos frescos, locales y golosinas • 600, 700, & 800 cuadras de la calle State • Gratis • 3-7pm martes.
Wednesday • miércoles 11.30
LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES
1 MILLION CUPS
Virtually network with entrepreneurs • www.1millioncups.com/santabarbara
• Free • 9-10am We.
1 MILLÓN DE TAZAS
Red virtual con emprendedores • www.1millioncups.com/santabarbara
• Gratis • 9-10am miércoles.
IN YOUR WORKPLACE
Webinar panel talk • SoCal Grantmakers
• Free • https://tinyurl.com/yybkjvt6 • 10:30am-12pm We, 11/30.
MEJORAR LA ACCESIBILIDAD
EN TU LUGAR DE TRABAJO
Charla del panel del seminario web • SoCal Grantmakers • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/yybkjvt6 • 10:30am-12pm miércoles, 11/30.
STATE OF THE COUNTY
Economic/business regional update • SB Chamber of Commerce • $95-125 • https://tinyurl.com/27tw7smu • 3-5pm We, 11/30.
ESTADO DEL CONDADO
Actualización económica/comercial regional • SB Chamber of Commerce • $95-125 • https://tinyurl.com/27tw7smu • 3-5pm miércoles, 11/30.
VIRTUAL ENGLISH CONVERSATION
Practice naturally • SB Public Library • https://tinyurl.com/4mskfaft • Free • 4:30-5:30pm We.
CONVERSACIÓN VIRTUAL EN INGLES
Practica naturalmente • Biblioteca pública de SB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/4mskfaft • 4:305:30pm miércoles.
LE CERCLE FRANÇAIS
French conversation, all levels • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Olive St. • http://sbfrenchgroup.yolasite.com • Free • 5-7pm We.
EL CÍRCULO FRANCÉS
Conversación en francés, todos los niveles • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Olive St. • http://sbfrenchgroup.yolasite.com • Gratis • 5-7pm miércoles.
VIRTUAL AUTHOR TALK
With filmmaker Joyce Chopra, Lady Director • Chaucer’s Books • Free • https://tinyurl.com/2jmtzfz6 • 6pm We, 11/30.
Seminario web del autor Scott Weidensaul • SB Museum of Natural History • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/yk6kwn5h • 6:308:30pm miércoles, 11/30.
FAMILY DIGITAL RESPONSIBILITY
Support children develop healthy digital balances • Aha! • La Colina Library • Free, RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/3aj3env2 • 6:308pm We, 11/30.
RESPONSABILIDAD DIGITAL FAMILIAR
Apoya a los niños a desarrollar equilibrios digitales saludables • Aha! • La Colina Library • Gratis, reserva tu lugar: https://tinyurl.com/3aj3env2 • 6:30-8pm miércoles, 11/30.
ASTRONOMY ON TAP
Learn about NASA and black holes • M Special Brewing Company, 634 State St. • Free • 7:30pm We, 11/30.
ASTRONOMÍA AL ALCANCE
Aprende sobre la NASA y los agujeros negros • M Special Brewing Company, 634 State St. • Gratis • 7:30pm miércoles, 11/30.
OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE
HIKE ARROYO HONDO PRESERVE Mon & Wed, 12:30-3pm and the first
SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES
LA ARCADA PLAZA CHRISTMAS WALK Music, goodies, photos with Santa, and more • La Arcada • Free • 5-8pm We, 11/30.
PASEO NAVIDEÑO LA ARCADA PLAZA Música, golosinas, fotos con Papá Noel y más • La Arcada • Gratis • 5-8pm miércoles, 11/30.
Thursday • jueves 12.1
CHILDREN | NIÑOS
BILINGUAL SONGS AND STORIES
For kids ages 0-5 • Eastside Library • Free • 11-11:30am Th, 12/1.
CANCIONES E HISTORIAS BILINGÜES
Para niños de 0 a 5 años • Biblioteca Eastside • Gratis • 11-11:30am jueves, 12/1.
DANCE | BAILE
FALL DANCE CONCERT MFA student & faculty choreography • UCSB Theater/Dance, Hatlen Theater • $13-19 • www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm Th, 12/1-12/2; 3pm Sa, 12/3.
CONCIERTO DE BAILE DE OTOÑO Coreografía de estudiantes y
All ages craft workshop • Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. • $8 • https://tinyurl.com/4xp8vtud • 3:305pm Th.
TARDES DE ARTESANÍA
Taller de manualidades para todas las edades • Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. • $8 • https://tinyurl.com/4xp8vtud • 3:30-5pm jueves.
Learn about Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus & Neptune • Montecito Library • Free • 4-5pm Th, 12/1.
Aprende sobre Júpiter, Saturno, Urano y Neptuno • Biblioteca Montecito • Gratis • 4-5pm jueves, 12/1.
LOOKING AT IMPRESSIONISM AND THINKING ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE
Art Matters Lecture by Harmon Siegel
• SB Museum of Art, Mary Craig Auditorium • Free-$15 • www.sbma.net • 5:30-6:30pm Th, 12/1.
MIRANDO EL IMPRESIONISMO Y PENSANDO EN EL CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO
Conferencia Art Matters de Harmon Siegel • SB Museum of Art, Auditorio Mary Craig • Gratis-$15 • www.sbma.net • 5:30-6:30pm jueves, 12/1.
Eastside Library ~ 8:30-10am martes
10:15-10:45am We HORA DE CUENTOS WIGGLY • Para niños pequeños de 14 meses a 3 años • Alameda Park • 10:15-10:45am miércoles
BABY AND ME • For babies 0-14 months • Alameda Park ~ 11-11:30am We • Eastside Library ~ Bilingual ~ 1111:30am Th
EL BEBÉ Y YO • Para bebés de 0 a 14 meses • Alameda Park ~ 11-11:30am miércoles • Eastside Library ~ Bilingüe ~ 11-11:30am jueves
LIBRARY ON THE GO • Visit the library’s van • Harding School ~ 12-2pm We,
11/30 • Shoreline Park ~ 10am-12pm Th, 12/1• Bohnett Park ~ 3:30-5pm Th, 12/1 • MacKenzie Park ~ 10am-2pm Fr, 12/2
BIBLIOTECA SOBRE LA MARCHA • Visita la camioneta de la biblioteca • Harding School ~ 12-2pm miércoles, 11/30 • Shoreline Park ~ 10am-12pm jueves, 12/1 • Bohnett Park ~ 3:30-5pm jueves, 12/1 • MacKenzie Park ~ 10am2pm viernes, 12/2
LIBRARY LAB • Elementary STEAM activities • Eastside Library ~ 2-4pm Sa
LABORATORIO DE BIBLIOTECA • Actividades STEAM elementales • Eastside Library ~ 2-4pm sábado
CARING FOR YOUR PARENTS WHILE
RAISING KIDS: SPANISH
Webinar for parents • SB Public Library • https://tinyurl.com/5d38yzek • Free • 6-7pm Th, 12/1.
CUIDAR A TUS PADRES MIENTRAS
CRÍAS A TUS HIJOS: ESPAÑOL
Seminario web para padres • Biblioteca pública de SB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/5d38yzek • 6-7pm jueves, 12/1.
Bipolar & depression support group • Mental Wellness Center, 617 Garden St. • Free, email@example.com • 6-7:30pm Th.
MÁS FUERTES JUNTOS
Grupo de apoyo bipolar y depresivo • Mental Wellness Center, 617 Garden St. • Gratis, firstname.lastname@example.org • 6-7:30pm jueves.
MUSIC | MÚSICA
Ukulele holiday music • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Granada Theatre • $16-61 • www.granadasb.org • 7pm Th, 12/1.
Música festiva de ukelele • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Granada Theatre • $16-61 • www.granadasb.org • 7pm jueves, 12/1.
SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES
2022 DESIGN AWARD GALA
Gala presented by AIA Santa Barbara • Cabrillo Pavilion • Sold Out • https://tinyurl.com/yc8jsk8m • 5:30pm Th, 12/1.
GALA DEL PREMIO DE DISEÑO 2022
Gala presentada por AIA Santa Barbara • Cabrillo Pavilion • Agotado • https://tinyurl.com/yc8jsk8m • 5:30pm jueves, 12/1.
GIRLS TO THE FRONT FUNDRAISING GALA
Supporting Girls Rock SB + Amplify • Community Arts Workshop • $99 • https://tinyurl.com/t84f3d8n • 5:30pm Th, 12/1.
GALA DE RECAUDACIÓN DE FONDOS
GIRLS TO THE FRONT
Apoyando a Girls Rock SB + Amplify • Community Arts Workshop • $99 • https://tinyurl.com/t84f3d8n • 5:30pm jueves, 12/1.
Friday • viernes 12.2
MUSIC | MÚSICA
Swinging, classy Christmas concert • Lobero Theatre • $36-81 • www.lobero.org • 7pm Fr, 12/2.
Concierto de Navidad con clase y swing • Lobero Theatre • $36-81 • www.lobero.org • 7pm viernes, 12/2.
UCSB GOSPEL CHOIR FALL CONCERT
Traditional and contemporary songs • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB • https://tinyurl.com/3cwxazny • Free$10 • 7:30pm Fr, 12/2.
CONCIERTO DE OTOÑO DEL CORO DE GOSPEL DE UCSB
Canciones tradicionales y contemporáneas • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB • Gratis-$10 • https://tinyurl.com/3cwxazny • 7:30pm viernes, 12/2.
SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES
BOOK SIGNING AND Q & A
With Ken Duckworth, MD You Are Not Alone: The NAMI Guide to Navigating Mental Health • Mental Wellness Center, 617 Garden St • Free • Sa, 12/3.
FIRMA DE LIBROS Y SESIÓN DE PREGUNTAS Y RESPUESTAS
FOLK & TRIBAL ARTS
Shop handmade goods • SB Museum of Natural History • Free • 10am-5pm Fr, 12/2 - Su, 12/4.
FINES DE SEMANA EMERGENTES DE ARTES FOLCLÓRICAS Y TRIBALES
Compra artículos hechos a mano • SB Museum of Natural History • Gratis • 10am-5pm viernes, 12/2-domingo, 12/4.
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING & BLOCK PARTY
Ring in the holidays with music by DJ Darla Bea, Santa, and more • 1300 block of State St. • Free • 5-8pm Fr, 12/2.
ILUMINACIÓN DEL ÁRBOL DE NAVIDAD Y FIESTA EN LA CALLE
Celebra las fiestas con la música de DJ Darla Bea, Santa y más • 1300 block of State St. • Gratis • 5-8pm viernes, 12/2.
HOLIDAY CARDS WORKSHOP
Make your own cards and tags • Art
From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. • $25 • https://tinyurl.com/2myy5vay • 6-8pm Fr, 12/2.
TALLER DE TARJETAS NAVIDEÑAS
Haz tus propias tarjetas y etiquetas • Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. • $25 • https://tinyurl.com/2myy5vay • 6-8pm viernes, 12/2.
Saturday • sábado 12.3
CHILDREN | NIÑOS
FUN WITH DOG MAN
Make dog-man-inspired crafts • Central Library • Free • 11am12:30pm Sa, 12/3.
DIVERSIÓN CON DOG MAN
Haz manualidades inspiradas en dogman • Biblioteca Central • Gratis • 11am-12:30pm sábado, 12/3.
DANCE | BAILE
Performed by State Street Ballet Academy students • Lobero Theatre • $19-31 • www.lobero.org • 2pm & 6pm Sa, 12/3.
Realizado por estudiantes de State Street Ballet Academy • Lobero Theatre • $19-31 • www.lobero.org • 2pm & 6pm sábado, 12/3.
LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS
CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES
With local author William Dalziel, Charlie’s Dream • Tecolote Books • 2-4pm Sa, 12/3.
FIRMA DE LIBROS
Con el autor local William Dalziel, Charlie’s Dream • Tecolote Books • 2-4pm sábado, 12/3.
Con Ken Duckworth, MD, Usted No están solos: la guía de NAMI para Navegar por la Salud Mental • Mental Wellness Center, 617 Garden St • Gratis • sábado, 12/3.
MUSIC | MÚSICA
WESTMONT CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
Westmont orchestra, choir, chamber singers, and more • Granada Theatre • $22 • www.granadasb.org • 7pm Sa, 12/3 & 3pm Su, 12/4.
FESTIVAL DE NAVIDAD DE WESTMONT
Orquesta, coro, cantantes de cámara y más de Westmont • Granada Theatre
• $22 • www.granadasb.org • 7pm sábado, 12/3 & 3pm domingo, 12/4.
Elvis tribute concert • Alcazar Theatre
• $25-35 • www.thealcazar.org • 7-9pm Sa, 12/3.
Concierto tributo a Elvis • Alcazar Theatre • $25-35 • www.thealcazar.org • 7-9pm sábado, 12/3.
OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE
HOSPICE WORKER APPRECIATION DAY
Free Garden admission for hospice workers • Ganna Walska Lotusland • RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/3ehma3r7 • 9:30am-4pm Sa, 12/3.
DÍA DE APRECIACIÓN DEL TRABAJADOR DE HOSPICIO
Entrada gratuita al jardín para trabajadoras de hospicio • Ganna Walska Lotusland • Reserva tu lugar: https://tinyurl.com/3ehma3r7 • 9:30am-4pm sábado, 12/3.
SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES
Shop local vendors • Carpinteria Valley Historical Museum, 956 Maple Ave. • Free • 8am-3pm Sa, 12/3.
MERCADO DEL MUSEO
Compra de vendedores locales • Carpintería Museo Histórico del Valle, 956 Maple Ave. • Gratis • 8am-3pm sábado, 12/3.
C.A.R.E.4PAWS' HOLIDAY DONATION DRIVE -THRU
Donate pet food & funds • Earl Warren Showgrounds • https://care4paws.org/drive • 11am2pm Sa, 12/3.
CAMPAÑA DE DONACIÓN NAVIDEÑA DE C.A.R.E.4PAWS
Donar alimentos para mascotas y fondos • Earl Warren Showgrounds • https://care4paws.org/drive • 11am2pm sábado, 12/3.
CERAMICS HOLIDAY MARKET
Shop local artisans • Clay Studio, 1351 Holiday Hill Rd. • Free • 11am-5pm
Light Up A Life Returns
Remember and honor loved ones you miss this holiday season surrounded by community members when Hospice of Santa Barbara hosts its 39th annual Light Up A Life ceremonies, inviting all to hang a personalized star on trees from Goleta to Carpinteria. Ceremonies will be held 6pm on Sunday, December 4th at the Lobero Theatre; 4:30pm on Wednesday, December 7th at the Montecito Upper Village Green; 5:30pm on Saturday, December 10th at Carpinteria’s Seal Fountain; and 5:30pm on Sunday, December 11th at the Camino Real Marketplace. To purchase a star ($15 suggested donation) visit www.hospiceofsb.org/lual
Ilumina una vida regresa
Recuerda y honra a los seres queridos que extrañas en esta temporada navideña rodeado de miembros de la comunidad cuando el Hospice of Santa Barbara organice su 39 ceremonia anual Illumina una vida, invitando a todos a colgar una estrella personalizada en los árboles desde Goleta hasta Carpinteria. Las ceremonias se llevarán a cabo el domingo, 4 de diciembre a las 6 pm en el Teatro Lobero; 4:30 pm el miércoles, 7 de diciembre en Montecito Upper Village Green; 5:30 pm el sábado, 10 de diciembre en la Seal Fountain de Carpinteria; y 5:30 pm el domingo, 11 de diciembre en Camino Real Marketplace. Para comprar una estrella (donación sugerida de $15) visita www.hospiceofsb.org/lual
MERCADO NAVIDEÑO DE CERÁMICA
Compra artesanos locales • Clay Studio, 1351 Holiday Hill Rd. • Gratis • 11am-5pm sábado, 12/3.
GOLETA HOLIDAY PARADE
Welcome the holiday season with friends and family! • Old Town Goleta, Hollister & Orange Ave. • Free • 6pm Sa, 12/3.
DESFILE FESTIVO DE GOLETA ¡Da la bienvenida a la temporada navideña con amigos y familiares! • Old Town Goleta, Hollister & Orange Ave. • Gratis • 6pm sábado, 12/3.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR & BAKE SALE
Shop local this holiday season • Elks Lodge 150 N. Kellogg St. • Free • 10am-5:30pm Sa, 12/3.
BAZAR NAVIDEÑO Y VENTA DE PASTELES
Compra local esta temporada navideña • Elks Lodge 150 N. Kellogg St. • Gratis • 10am-5:30pm sábado, 12/3.
Sunday • domingo 12.4
MUSIC | MÚSICA
SOUND OF CHRISTMAS SING-ALONG
Sing along with an orchestra & choir • Lobero Theatre • $36-66 • www.lobero.org • 2:30pm Su, 12/4.
CANTAR EL SONIDO DE LA NAVIDAD Canta junto con una orquesta y un coro • Lobero Theatre • www.lobero.org • $36-66 • 2:30pm domingo, 12/4.
With soprano Michelle Bradley • Music Academy, Lehmann Hall • $55 • www.musicacademy.org • 6pm Su, 12/4.
Con la soprano Michelle Bradley • Music Academy, Lehmann Hall • $55 • www.musicacademy.org • 6pm domingo, 12/4.
OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE
FOREST BATHING TO DEEPEN NATURE CONNECTION
Reconnect with nature • SB Botanic Garden • https://tinyurl.com/ykrre4hv • $25-35 • 8:30-10:30am Su, 12/4.
THE NEW VIC THEATER
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
A comic retelling of Dickens’ classic • Ensemble Theatre Company • $40-78 • www.etcsb.org • 7:30pm Th, 12/1.
UN CUENTO DE NAVIDAD
Un recuento cómico del clásico de Dickens • Ensemble Theatre Company • $40-78 • www.etcsb.org • 7:30pm jueves, 12/1.
PACIFIC CONSERVATORY THEATRE
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s fairy tale musical • Marian Theatre, Santa Maria • www.pcpa.org • $25-59 • Through 12/23.
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s fairy tale musical • Marian Theatre, Santa Maria • www.pcpa.org • $25-59 • Hasta el 12/23.
OJAI ART CENTER THEATER
Join Buddy the elf as he discovers New York • $10-25 • www.ojaiact.org • 7:30pm Fr, 11/25, through 12/18.
A Christmas Carol
Witness the story of Scrooge’s life-changing Christmas Eve night like never before when the Ensemble Theatre Company presents a comic adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at the New Vic Theatre. Performances begin 7:30pm on Thursday, December 1st, and run through December 18th. For tickets ($40-78) visit www.etcsb.org
Un cuento de navidad
Se testigo de la historia de la noche de Nochebuena que cambió la vida de Scrooge como nunca antes cuando Ensemble Theatre Company presente una adaptación cómica de Un cuento de navidad de Charles Dickens en el New Vic Theatre. Las funciones comienzan a las 7:30 pm el jueves, 1 de diciembre y se extenderán hasta el 18 de diciembre. Para boletos ($4078) visita www.etcsb.org
ELF: EL MUSICAL
Únete a Buddy el elfo mientras descubre la ciudad de Nueva York • www.ojaiact.org • $1025 • 7:30pm viernes, 11/25, hasta el 12/18.
Musical tribute to jazz pianist Thomas “Fats”
Waller • $30-80 • www.rubicontheatre.org • 7pm We, 11/30, through 12/18.
NO SE ESTÁ PORTANDO MAL
Homenaje musical al pianista de jazz Thomas “Fats” Waller • $30-80 • www.rubicontheatre. org • 7pm miércoles, 11/30, hasta el 12/18.
BAÑO DE BOSQUE PARA PROFUNDIZAR LA CONEXIÓN CON LA NATURALEZA
Reconectar con la naturaleza • SB Botanic Garden • $25-35 • https://tinyurl.com/ykrre4hv • 8:30-10:30am domingo, 12/4.
SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES
AN AFTERNOON OF INSPIRATION, HOPE & MUSIC
Music, speakers, and awards benefitting AntiDefamation League • $100 • https://tinyurl.com/3sjmd5ur • 4-6pm Su, 12/4.
UNA TARDE DE INSPIRACIÓN, ESPERANZA Y MÚSICA
Música, oradores y premios en beneficio de la AntiDefamation League • https://tinyurl.com/3sjmd5ur • $100 • 4-6pm domingo, 12/4.
LIGHT UP A LIFE
Reception honoring those we miss this holiday season • Hospice SB • Lobero Theatre • Stars for sale 5:30pm, program begins 6pm Su, 12/4.
ILUMINA UNA VIDA
Recepción en honor a aquellos que extrañamos en esta temporada festiva • Hospice SB • Lobero Theatre • Estrellas a la venta 5:30pm, programa comienza 6pm domingo, 12/4.
Cate Blanchett to Receive SBIFF's Outstanding Performer of the Year Award
FTER STUNNING MOVIEGOERS WITH HER POWERFUL PORTRAYAL OF COMPOSER LYDIA TÁR in director Todd Field’s drama Tár, Academy Award-winning actor Cate Blanchett will receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Outstanding Performer of the Year Award. She will accept the award following a conversation about her career leading up to Tár at the Arlington Theatre on Friday, February 10th.
“Cate Blanchett is an artist that has nothing left to prove; she is one of the most brilliant actresses everyet she keeps challenging herself and proving over and over again that she's the most outstanding performer!” said SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling.
SBIFF’s Outstanding Performer of the Year Award honors those individuals who have distinguished themselves with remarkable, stand-out performances. Past honorees have included Sacha Baron Cohen, Adam Driver, Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Ryan Gosling, and Emma Stone.
This marks the second time Blanchett has earned this honor, with her first SBIFF Outstanding Performer award bestowed in 2014 for her compelling performance in Blue Jasmine. In 2008, she also accepted SBIFF’s highest honor, the Maltin Modern Master Award, for her portrayals of Queen Elizabeth I in Queen Elizabeth: The Golden Age and singer-songwriter Bob Dylan in I’m Not There
From starring in The Lord of the Rings films and the Marvel Cinematic Universe to dramas such as Carol and Nightmare Alley, Blanchett contributes nuanced emotions and dynamic acting to each role. In addition to her acting, Blanchett has also worked as an artistic director, producer, and humanitarian. Her 2022 roles have included the mockumentary television series Documentary Now! as well as a cameo as a stop-motion monkey in Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
For more information and SBIFF tickets, visit www.sbiff.org
The Menu (R): Wed: 2:05, 4:40, 7:15, 9:55.
Thur-Sun: 11:30, 2:05, 4:40, 7:15, 9:55.
Mon-Thur: 3:10, 5:45, 8:25.
Spirited (PG13): Wed, Mon-Wed: 7:45.
Thur-Sun: 11:00, 7:45.
Black Adam (PG13): Wed 11/23-Wed 11/30: 1:55, 4:50. Thur: 1:55. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever* (PG13): Wed: 1:00, 2:45, 4:30, 6:15, 8:00, 9:45. Thur-Sun: 11:15, 1:00, 2:45, 4:30, 6:15, 8:00, 9:45.
Mon-Thur: 1:00, 2:45, 4:30, 6:15, 8:00.
Violent Night* (R): Advance Preview: Thur 12/1: 5:00, 7:45.
Gratitude Grows Here.
We never stop reaching higher for our patients and for our community.
“Bella is here today because Cottage was there for her.”
— Bella’s Mom
When Bella was a baby, she needed emergency care. Having Cottage Children’s Medical Center close by saved her life. And today, she still receives ongoing care and support from Cottage. Our generous community allows us to provide the critical treatments that help save young lives like Bella’s. Learn how you can support our work at cottagehealth.org/reachinghigher
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
A Studio Open House, Tour, & Sale with Artist Kevin A. Short
INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED FOR HIS COMPELLING OCEANSCAPES
Short will host a unique event at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum from 5 to 7pm on Saturday, December 3rd. A combination of a studio open house, personal exhibit tours, and sale of his work, the event will celebrate Short’s exhibition The Peaceful Sea, currently on display at the SBMM gallery and Munger Theater through December 31st.
Interested community members can make a free reservation by contacting Linda Fields at lfields@sbmm. org or (805) 456-8743.
“Short’s paintings are imbued with narrative and emotion,” said Emily Falke, Director of Collections and Curator at SBMM and an artist herself. “They chronicle our experiences as a coastal community, depicting all the outdoor joys available to us – paddling, boating, surfing, swimming, just being at the beach – and pay tribute to the beauty of the ocean and the culture that has helped form this part of the world.”
Raised in Santa Barbara, Short developed his love of the ocean through sailing, fishing, and spending long days in the local surf. He began his art training with a toy watercolor set and a pile of crayons, drawing on leftover butcher paper in the middle of the kitchen floor. Ultimately, he honed his professional skills studying at the University of New Mexico, Pepperdine University in Malibu, and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
Short’s speciality remains his contemporary landscapes and oceanscapes of the Pacific Coast, as well as his
Creativity for the Holidays!
FLAUNTING THEIR ENTIRE COHORT OF 28 talented, juried cooperative artists – and special holiday guests – 10-West opens their annual allmember holiday show, exuberant with color, texture, and creativity.
A reception on Thursday, December 1st, from 5 to 8pm, during the 1st Thursday Art Walk, kicks off the exhibition which runs through January 8th.
Variety is the word, with contemporary work representing many genres from abstract to realism, figurative to urban landscape and including a variety of sculptural media as well as paintings and digital media.
“I love working the gallery’s front desk, helping people discover the talent of our Santa Barbara area artists. So many viewers have commented about the quality and variety of the work”, noted Gallery Director Jan Ziegler.
For the past six years part of the annual holiday show has been the Mata Ortiz pottery market, featuring exquisitely crafted, hand built ceramic vessels from the small artisan
village of Mata Ortiz, in Northern Chihuahua, Mexico. This unique artist community of less than 2,000 residents developed their skills based on ancient Paquime pottery sherds found in the nearby mountains and have passed these skills from generation to generation since the 1960’s. Selling their pottery is currently the sole economy of the village, once a lumber town before the removal of the railroad. 10 West’s and your support helps keep their self-developed creative way of life alive.
As the techniques are passed down, many of the younger generation of potters have introduced their own contemporary designs and what one sees today has broadened from the indigenous Paquime designs, while keeping to the traditional Paquime methods and materials of craftsmanship.
compelling depictions of surfing and coastal subcultures. Using bold, impressionist brushstrokes, he makes each work distinct and compelling by using saturated color palettes.
“His paintings conjure specific moments in time, both imagined and remembered, and celebrates all the living colors of the sea,” expressed SBMM in a statement.
Community members will have the opportunity to purchase Short’s works during the December 3rd event. Approximately 40 artworks are currently on display, demonstrating Short’s diverse talents through posters, color sketches, copper drawings, and new paintings. Pieces vary in size from four by six inches to 36 by 48,” with a broad range of prices represented, presenting plenty of options for holiday shopping.
113 Harbor Way, Suite 190 • www.sbmm.org • 805-962-8404
However, many of the artisans continue to produce the cultural designs of those who once lived on their lands and most of the clays and pigments are still dug from the mountains surrounding the village.
10 West Gallery is not your typical cooperative. Founding members voted earlyon to strive for the look and feel of a commercial gallery,
leaving the show design to Ziegler, allowing her to place the artwork for optimal visual flow and limiting the number of pieces so that each piece has some breathing room.
“Art galleries are not just for art buyers and collectors. We also serve as ambassadors, increasing awareness of the importance of the visual arts in society. Artwork is meant to be seen and enjoyed by all”, Jan said.
The gallery is open daily 11am to 5pm, closed on Tuesdays and opens at noon on Sundays.
It is located at: 10 W. Anapamu St. in SB • 805-770-7711 • www.10westgallery.com
10 WEST GALLERY: Holiday AllMember Exhibit and Mata Ortiz Pottery Market ~ Jan 8 • 10 W Anapamu • Thu-Sun 11-5 • 805-7707711 • www.10westgallery.com
ARCHITECTURAL FDN GALLERY: Kids Draw Architecture ~ Jan 4 • 229 E Victoria • 805-965-6307 • www.afsb.org
ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE
MUSEUM: Ishi Glinsky: Upon a Jagged Maze; Momentary Stillness; Gods, Glory & Spirituality ~ Jan 22, 2023 • www.museum.ucsb.edu
ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY: 302 E Cota St • We 11-4; Th 11-5; Fr, Sat 11-4 • 805-884-0459 • www.exploreecology.org/art-from-scrap
THE ARTS FUND: Teen Arts Mentorship Show ~ • La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S Hope Av • Su-Thu 11-6; Fri, Sa 11-7 • www. artsfundsb.org
ATKINSON GALLERY: Works on Paper: Sadie Barnette, Mimi Lauter, Manuel López, Narsiso Martinez, Mark Thomas Gibson, Gabriella Sanchez ~ Dec 9 • Mo-Th 11-5, Fr 11-3 • http://gallery.sbcc.edu
BELLA ROSA GALLERIES: 1103-A State St • 11-5 daily • 805-966-1707
CASA DE LA GUERRA: Haas Adobe Watercolors and Wallpaper Discoveries • $5/Free • 15 East De la Guerra St • Th-Sun 10:30-4:30 • www.sbthp.org/casadelaguerra
CASA DOLORES: Native Mexican Garment - extended to Dec 30; Bandera Ware; traditional outfits • 1023 Bath St • www.casadolores.org
CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY: Stepping Out! by the SB Art Assoc • 1st fl, 105 E. Anacapa St • 805-568-3994
CLAY STUDIO GALLERY: A Collector’s Eye: Selections from the Rupp Collection • 9-5pm, Mon-Fri; By Appt • 1351 Holiday Hill Rd • 805-565-CLAY • www.claystudiosb.org
CORRIDAN GALLERY: A Winter Group, bringing Color and Light to the Season ~ Jan 28 • Central Coast Artists • 125 N Milpas • We-Sa 11-6 • 805-966-7939 • www.corridan-gallery.com
CYPRESS GALLERY: New Vistas ~ Nov 27 • 119 E Cypress Av, Lompoc • Sat & Sun 1-4 • 805-737-1129 • www.lompocart.org
EL PRESIDIO DE SANTA BÁRBARA: Nihonmachi Revisited; Memorias y Facturas • 123 E Canon Perdido St • Th-Sun 11-4 • www.sbthp.org/presidio
ELVERHØJ MUSEUM: 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang • 805-686-1211 • ThMo 11-5 • www.elverhoj.org
FAULKNER GALLERY • Tues-Sat 10-5 • https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/default.asp
GALLERY 113: Members of SB Art Assn; featured artist Sue Slater ~ Nov 26 • 1114 State St, #8, La Arcada Ct • 805-965-6611 • Mo-Sa 11-5; Sun 1-5 • www.gallery113sb.com
GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: A personal point of view: by Renee Kelleher & Karen McGaw ~ Nov 30 • Thu-Mo 10-5 • www.gallerylosolivos.com
GANNA WALSKA LOTUSLAND: 805.969.9990 • www.lotusland.org
GOLETA VALLEY LIBRARY: 500 N. Fairview Ave • Tu-Thu: 10-7pm; Fri & Sa 10-5:30pm; Su 1-5pm • www.sbfiberarts.org
HELEN MASON ART GALLERY: Collection Two • 48 Helena Ave • 11-5pm Wed-Mon • www.helenamasonartgallery.com
JAMES MAIN FINE ART: 19th & 20th Fine art & antiques • 27 E De La Guerra St • Tu-Sa 12-5 • Appt Suggested • 805-962-8347
KARPELES MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY & MUSEUM: 21 W Anapamu St • We-Su 12-4 • 805-962-5322 • https://karpeles.com/museums/sb.php
KATHRYNE DESIGNS: Local Artists • 1225 Coast Village Rd, A • M-Sa 10-5; Su 11-5 • 805-565-4700
LA CUMBRE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS: Three Multi-Artist Galleries at La Cumbre Plaza Celebrating Three Years! • Tues-Sun 1-6 • email@example.com
LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS
CENTER: The 5th Dimension ~ Nov 20 • Thu-Su 12-4 • 865 Linden Av • 805-684-7789 • www.carpinteriaartscenter.org
MARCIA BURTT STUDIO: Casting Light ~ Nov 27 • 517 Laguna St • ThSu 1-5 • 805-962-5588 • www.artlacuna.com
MAUNE CONTEMPORARY: Ted Collier: Don’t Quit Your Daydream • 1309 State St • Tu-Su 11-5 & By appt • 805-869-2524 • www.maune.com
MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Exploration + Innovation • Daily 10-5 • 805-770-5000 • 125 State St • www.moxi.org
MUSEUM OF SENSORY & MOVEMENT EXPERIENCES: La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S. Hope Av #F119 • www.seehearmove.com
PALM LOFT GALLERY: Living the Life by residents of Palm Avenue Lofts ~ Nov 20 • 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • By Appt • 805-684-9700 • www.Palmloft.com
PEREGRINE GALLERIES: Early California and American paintings; fine vintage jewelry • 1133 Coast Village Rd • 805-252-9659 www.Peregrine.shop
PORTICO GALLERY: Open Daily • 1235 Coast Village Rd • 805-7298454 • www.porticofinearts.com
SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Artists with disabilities programs, virtual exhibits • 805-260-6705 • www.sbartworks.org
SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: Arturo Tello & John Wullbrandt: Dos Arbolitos (Two little dear trees) • 1321 State St • Mo-Sa 12-5; Su 12-4 • 805-845-4270 • www.santabarbarafineart.com
SB BOTANIC GARDEN: Pressed: Botanical Art and The Herbarium • 1212 Mission Canyon Rd • 10-5 daily • 805-682-4726 • www.sbbg.org
SB HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Take a Hike, Save the World ~ Nov 20; Memories of Mountain Drive: SB’s Bohemian Community ~ Feb 28; The Story of SB • 136 E De la Guerra • Thur 12-5, Fri 12-7; Sat 12-5 • 805-
966-1601 • www.sbhistorical.org
SB MARITIME MUSEUM: The Peaceful Sea: Paintings by Kevin A. Short ~ Dec 31; The Chumash, Whaling, Commercial Diving, Surfing, Shipwrecks, First Order Fresnel Lens, and Santa Barbara Lighthouse Women Keepers ~ Ongoing • 113 Harbor Way, Ste 190 • Thu-Su 10-5 • 805-962-8404 • www.SBMM.org
SB MUSEUM OF ART: For Opacity ~ Jan 15; The Architecture of Collage: Marshall Brown ~ Jan 2; Portrait of Mexico Today; - Ongoing; • Tu-Su, 11-5; Thu, 11-8 • www.sbma.net • 805-963-4364
SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Native People Through Lens of Edward Curtis ~ Nov 11-Apr 30 • Wed-Sun 10-5 • 2559 Puesta del Sol • www.sbnature.org
SANTA BARBARA SEA CENTER Dive In: Our Changing Channel ~ Ongoing • Daily 10-5 • 805-682-4711 • 211 Stearns Wharf • www.sbnature.org
SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: SB Visual Artists ~ Nov 30 • 9-7 daily • 2375 Foothill Rd • 805-682-4722 • www.2ndfridaysart.com
Art Events Eventos de Arte
SBVA @ SBTC RECEPTION • Meet
featured SB Visual Artists • SB Tennis Club Reception 4:30-6pm, 11/25.
SBVA @ SBTC RECEPCIÓN • Conozca a los artistas visuales destacados de SB • SB Tennis Club Recepción 4:30-6pm, 11/25.
A STUDIO OPEN HOUSE, TOUR, & SALE
• With Artist Kevin A. Short
• SB Maritime Museum • Free, RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org • 5-7pm Sa, 12/3.
UN ESTUDIO DE PUERTAS ABIERTAS, RECORRIDO Y VENTA
• Con el artista Kevin A. Short • SB Maritime Museum • Gratis, reserva tu lugar: lfields@sbmm. org • 5-7pm sábado, 12/3.
S.C.A.P.E. ART SHOW • Show and sale benefitting the UCSB Natural Reserve system • Music Academy, Lehmann Hall • Free • 2-8pm Sa, 12/3; 10am-4pm Su, 12/4.
EXHIBICIÓN DE ARTE DE S.C.A.P.E.
• Exhibición y venta a beneficio del sistema de Reservas Naturales de UCSB • Music Academy, Lehmann Hall • Gratis • 2-8pm sábado, 12/3; 10am-4pm domingo, 12/4.
SB ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW • Local artists & artisans • 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd., SB • 10am-5pm Sundays.
EXPOSICIÓN DE ARTES Y
ARTESANIAS SB • De artistas y artesanos locales • 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd., SB • 10am-5pm los domingos.
Send your art openings, receptions, and events to Art@VoiceSB.com to be included in this free listing.
Envía tus inauguraciones de arte, recepciones, y eventos a Art@VoiceSB.com para ser incluido en este listado gratuito.
Kids Draw Architecture
INSPIRED BY SANTA BARBARA’S
ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS, the Kids Draw Architecture exhibition is on view at the Architectural Foundation Gallery at 229 East Victoria Street until January 4th, 2023.
Every year, Kids Draw Architecture (KDA) brings youth and architects together to sketch important Santa Barbara buildings. This year’s sketch session took place on the lawn of the Santa Barbara County Courthouse. The delightful drawings in the 2023 KDA calendar include a selection of those images drawn and submitted by participating kids capturing the historic Courthouse building with creativity and joy.
Sponsors for this year’s program include: Coast Reprographics, Santa Barbara Beautiful, DMHA
Architecture + Interior Design, Ensberg Jacobs Design, Art & Architecture, Mosher Foundation, Ashley & Vance Engineering, Inc., JMPE Electrical Engineering, AIA Santa Barbara, Leslie & Frank Schipper, Van Sande Structural Consultants, Insulate Santa Barbara, Lynch Construction, Inc. - Brian Lynch, Tri-Co Reprographics, Thorn Robertson, Sue & Rich Ayling, Brian Hofer Architect, Kari Architect, AIA, and Ruth & Greg Rech.
2023 KDA calendars are available for purchase throughout the coming weeks at the Architectural Foundation of SB and local bookstores and shops.
The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara is located at the corner of Victoria and Garden streets in the historic Acheson House.
Explore the The Arts Fund’s 2022 Teen Arts Mentorship Exhibit
SHOWCASING THE CREATIVE TALENT OF LOCAL STUDENT ARTISTS, The Arts Fund’s 2022 Teen Arts Mentorship Show is now on display at the organization’s La Cumbre Plaza gallery. Located in the same building as the Museum of Sensory & Movement Experiences, the gallery includes pieces made by ten local high school students, spanning paintings, drawings, prints, photography, mixed-media works, and more.
Each of the works are available for purchase, with 90 percent of proceeds going directly to the students.
This was the first year since the beginning of the pandemic that the Teen Arts Mentorship Program was held in person. For over 25 years, the program has connected young artists to area professionals, offerings students the opportunity to develop their skills and learn more about the arts industry. To date, over 1,300 students and 34 schools have been impacted by The Arts Fund’s Teen Arts Mentorship programming. www.artsfundsb.org
SILO 118: New sketches by Michael Armour along with holiday art by Bonnie, Tom, J’Nelle, Enrique, Joe, Mike... & an interesting selection of books! ~ Nov 18-27 • 118 Gray St • 12-5 ThSa/by appt • www.silo118.com
SULLIVAN GOSS: John Nava: Florimar ~ Nov 27; Meredith Brooks Abbott: Perennial ~ Nov 21; Joseph Goldyne: Imaginary Falls in Charcoal, Ink, and Oil; Natalie Arnoldi: Water And Light ~ Dec 26 • 11 E Anapamu St • 805-730-1460 • www.sullivangoss.com
SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE
HOUSE: Art Of The Western Saddle • 3596 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez • Sa, Su 12-4 • 805-688-7889 • www.santaynezmuseum.org
TAMSEN GALLERY: Work by Robert W. Firestone • 911.5 State St, 805-705-2208 • www.tamsengallery.com
THOMAS REYNOLDS GALLERY: ARTchitecture ~ Nov 17; A Journey: painting in my own key by Ruth Ellen Hoag ~ opens Nov 17 • Th-Sat 12-5; By Appt • 1331 State Street • www.thomasreynolds.com
UCSB LIBRARY: Art of Science 2022 ~ Dec 15 • Learning Commons; Tattooed and Tenacious ~ Jan 1 • 1st Fl Ocean side • www.library.ucsb.edu
VOICE GALLERY: Autumn Passion by local artists ~ Nov 30 • La Cumbre Plaza H-124 • 805-965-6448
WATERHOUSE GALLERY: Notable CA & National Artists • La Arcada Ct, 1114 State St, #9 • 11-5 Mon-Sat, 12-4 Sun • 805-9628885 • www.waterhousegallery.com
WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART: A Bold and Unconventional Collector: Highlights from the Barry Berkus Family Collection ~ Nov 17-Dec 12 • 805-565-6162 • Mo-Fr 10-4 • www.westmont.edu/museum
WILDLING MUSEUM: Wildlife on the Edge: Hilary Baker ~ Mar 6; Portals & Pathways by Kerrie Smith ~ 2022 • 1511 B Mission Dr, Solvang • www.wildlingmuseum.org
1250 Coast Village Road
Montecito, CA 93108 (805) 969-8900
Santa Barbara 1436 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 681-8800
Santa Ynez 3615 Sagunto Street
Santa Ynez, CA 93460 (805) 688-1620