Our Community USA - Central Coast Vol 1

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THE PREMIER LGBTQ BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY

CENTRAL COAST

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TABLE OF CON TENT S

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LGBTQ ARTICLE

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RESTAURANT GUIDE

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EVENTS SCHEDULE

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BAR GUIDE

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LGBTQ ORGS & ATTRACTIONS

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY

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GOOD FOR B U SINESS Protecting LGBTQ Americans from Discrimination is Good for Business Business leaders know that protecting every American from discrimination is good for the economy. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults have a combined buying power of $884 billion dollars, and business leaders know that today’s generation of consumers prefer to shop at businesses that support gay and transgender people. Business leaders across the nation are leading the charge to secure nondiscrimination protections for gay and transgender people. Fairness for All Hardworking Americans • Gay and transgender people are our neighbors, co-workers, friends, and family. Hardworking Americans deserve to be treated fairly and equally under the law. Sadly, too many hardworking Americans are facing discrimination in areas like employment, housing and public accommodations, just because they are gay or transgender. • America is a land of opportunity and freedom, where people who work hard and meet their responsibilities have the chance to get ahead. Everyone deserves the freedom to achieve the American Dream, including gay and transgender citizens. Respecting Our Coworkers and Getting the Job Done • What’s most important is focusing on what we have in common, taking pride in our work, respecting our coworkers, serving customers, and getting the job done. • Employees should be judged on their qualifications, experience, and the job they do – nothing more, nothing less. Non-Discrimination Protections Are Good for Business • Business leaders across the nation, including conservative leaders, agree: Discrimination is bad for business. Today’s top job creators seek states and communities that are welcoming to everyone, including their families, employees and customers. • When every American is given the opportunity to work hard and earn a living, our economy, communities and nation succeed. To download a PDF version of this resource, go online and visit: freedomforallamericans.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/BusinessBackgrounderFFAA.pdf

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RESTAURANT GUI DE The Black Sheep

Louie’s California Bistro

Stylish, cozy venue offering inventive, Asianinflected American plates, craft brews & wine. 26 E Ortega St, Santa Barbara, CA

Relaxed eatery serving Californian comfort cuisine & local wines in the Victorian-age Upham Hotel. 1404 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA

Loquita Santa Barbara

Social Tap Ventura

Farm–fresh Spanish tapas & craft cocktails are served at this busy haunt with a cozy vibe & a patio. 202 State St, Santa Barbara, CA

Upscale American grub like burgers, chili & wings, plus craft beer & happy hour in a vibrant space. 1105 S Seaward Ave, Ventura, CA

bouchon Santa Barbara

Rumfish y Vino

Californian French cuisine made with organic farm-fresh ingredients & paired with local wines. 9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA

Buzzy gastropub featuring Central American plates & inventive cocktails, along with a stylish patio. 34 N Palm St, Ventura, CA

Brophy Bros.

Aloha Steakhouse

Fresh, locally caught seafood & signature Bloody Marys in a hip, harborside location. 119 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA

Popular waterside spot for prime rib, seafood & more steakhouse specialties in a relaxed atmosphere. 364 S California St, Ventura, CA

Los Agaves Restaurant

Mexican restaurant & bar for enchiladas, chile relleno & more in a casual, hacienda-style space. 600 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA

Water’s Edge Restaurant and Bar

Elegant waterfront bar & grill with a piano bar & scenic views, specializing in steak & seafood. 1510 Anchors Way Dr, Ventura, CA

Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach

Upscale seafood & brunch spot on the beach with panoramic ocean views & a heated outdoor patio. 2981 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA

SPASSO Cucina Italiana

Homey Italian eatery offering classic pizzas & pasta dishes, plus a bar & patio seating. 1140 S Seaward Ave, Ventura, CA

Toma Restaurant & Bar

Beach House Fish

Sunny eatery featuring Italian cuisine & a sizable wine list in a compact space with harbor vistas. 324 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA

Pier’s wood-decked, bi-level mainstay has a tapas bar & a seafood menu for daily catches & more. 668 E Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA

Opal

Go-to for globally influenced Californian fare & specialty drinks with bustling street views. 1325 State St, Santa Barbara, CA

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2022 EVENT SCH E DULE JUNE

JULY

COMEDY NIGHT @ WICKED SHAMROCK LOMPOC!

INDEPENDENCE DAY JULY 4TH FIREWORKS

JUN 16

JUL 4

We bring the best touring comedians and national headliners straight to Lompoc! Join us for an evening of non-stop laughter! Learn more online at eventbrite.com.

Join the day parade and stay for the BBQ, festival and fireworks in Solvang! Enjoy the afternoon activities with your family and friends! Learn more at centralcoast-tourism.com.

JUN 17

JUL 9

Come celebrate all the vibrancy of Midtown at our at our Summer block party! Enjoy artists, live music, vendors, and more! Learn more online at eventbrite.com.

Top shelf tequila sampling, gourmet street tacos, craft beer, award-winning margaritas, arts & crafts vendors, and live music all day. Pretty hard to think of anything more summertime happy. Learn more at centralcoast-tourism.com.

JUN 18

JUL 14

Journey through the decades 20’s-80’s with music and dancing. Dress to impress contest. Small bites & drinks from local restaurants, wineries and breweries. Learn more online at eventbrite.com.

Enjoy an evening of laughter & creativity as you paint your masterpiece! Grab a friend, a drink, and let’s paint! Learn more at eventbrite.com.

MIDTOWN FRIDAYS SUMMER BLOCK PARTY 2022

TEQUILA & TACO MUSIC FESTIVAL

PAINT NIGHT AT BRUNO’S: FOLLOW THE TWINKLE LIGHTS!

DANCE THROUGH THE DECADES

JUL 17

JUN 25

QUEER TRIVIA NIGHT

SUMMER KICK-OFF FESTIVAL

Oh so you think you know queer culture? Come out and prove it at The Neighbor’s Queer Trivia Night! Get here early to save your seat. Prizes will be awarded. Learn more at eventbrite.com.

Enjoy free admission to the Museum and outdoor festivities! Celebrate and learn with live animals from Wildlife Education & Rehabilitation Center, live music from Andy Z, food trucks, nature crafts, science activities, and more. Details at eventbrite.com.

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BAR GU ID E Trunks Unassuming neighborhood gay bar with billiards, sports TV, patio seating & a laid-back vibe. 8809 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA

Paddy’s Bar & Lounge Easygoing pub with an outdoor patio, dance floor & full bar plus pool, darts & other bar games. 2 W Main St, Ventura, CA C-frenz Informal gay bar & club offering daily happy-hour specials, dancing & themed parties. 7026 Reseda Blvd, Reseda, CA

Artesia Bar Cocktails & draft beer are offered at this easygoing gay bar with a pool table, trivia & karaoke. 1995 Artesia Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA

The Bullet Bar Drink specials attract a crowd at this casual hangout & nightclub with pub food & lively events. 10522 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood, CA

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2022 EVENT SCH E DULE AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

BLUE LAGOON COMEDY NIGHT

NATIONAL MOTOR FEST 2022

AUG 2

SEP 3

Spend the night with us for a good time with beer, cocktails, and laughs. Perfect for hang outs and date night. Learn more at eventbrite.com.

National Motor Fest brings all enthusiasts’ passion for motors together, mobile dyno, contests, 5 Food Trucks, and a car show experience all at once! Details at eventbrite.com.

AUG 19

SEP 10

SUNSHINE OF LOVE FESTIVAL

A NIGHT OF FUN FEATURING DUELING PIANOS

The Sunshine of Love Festival for the sheer pleasure of having a good time with great music and great people in an impressive nature setting. We hope you’ll join us! Learn more online at eventbrite.com.

Felix and Fingers are well known dueling pianos bring life to the party. Through the night they will take request of songs and will interact with crowd. Come join us for evening of music, drinks, food and fun! Details at eventbrite.com.

AUG 20

WINE, BEER AND ART WALK 2022 This event is a great way for locals and people from out of town to experience the great wines, craft beers, delicious food and artwork by talented local artists while they stroll our historical downtown. Details at eventbrite.com.

SEP 17

WHALE ROCK MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL 2022

Come out and enjoy two days of live music in the vineyard! Bring your family and friends and enjoy the food, wine, and concerts! Learn more online at eventbrite.com.

AUG 27

BIG SURCUS ARCHETYPE CABARET

SEP 20

Join us for an engaging event of transcending music, drinks, snacks, merch boots, book signing and an after-party of fun! Learn more online at eventbrite.com.

COMEDY NIGHT

Welcome back to Santa Barbara’s only premium free outdoor comedy show. Each show features out-of-town comics, local favorites, and headliners from NBC, HBO & More. Details available at eventbrite.com.

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LGBTQ COM MU NI TY ORGANIZATIONS & ATTRACTIONS

DIVERSITY COLLECTIVE We are Ventura County’s LGBTQ community. We believe that all people deserve a diverse, inclusive, accepting and welcoming safe space. In lifting each other up even when it’s hard, we build allies, opportunities and resources to live our best lives and help those around us do the same. Website: diversitycollectivevc.org

VENTURA COUNTY PRIDE Ventura County Pride Festival is a weekend-long event in August with over 5,000 attendees that celebrate the LGBTQ community, supporters, and allies in Ventura County. Website: diversitycollectivevc.org/ dcvc-events/#ventura-county-pride SCV LGBTQ CENTER The SCV LGBTQ Center is a resource hub for the Santa Clarita Valley LGBTQ community fulfilling medical needs both physical and mental, fulfilling social needs with support groups and safe spaces, fulfilling community needs with events and programs that encourage city-wide participation and inclusion, and fulfilling the responsibility of fostering a more accepting and loving environment in the Santa Clarita Valley. Website: www.scvlgbtqcenter.org

PACIFIC PRIDE FOUNDATION Pacific Pride Foundation proudly provides services to the HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ+ communities of Santa Barbara County. All of our programs are free or low-cost. Website: pacificpridefoundation.org 608 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA SANTA BARBARA GAY MEN’S CHORUS The repertoire of the SBGMC is diverse, representing a wide array of music from around the world and composers of a variety of backgrounds and cultures. Website: sbgmc.squarespace.com Phone: (805) 973-7363 RAINBOW UMBRELLA LGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP Rainbow Umbrella provides a peer support group for individuals who are 13-23, identify as LGBTQQIAP2+ or who are discovering/questioning their identities. 2471 Portola Rd UNIT 100, Ventura, CA Phone: (805) 644-5428

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2022 EVENT SCH E DULE OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

LATIN DANCE NIGHTS

OPEN MIC / JAM NIGHT

OCT 1

NOV 2

Have a good time out with a group of friends and learn how to salsa for free. Enjoy Latin dance night at Deja Blue! Learn more at eventbrite.com.

Come enjoy live music on our heated outdoor patio. We also have the Central Coast’s largest selection of wine, craft beer, Kombucha, Cider, Sake and Mead. Learn more at eventbrite.com.

OCT 6

NOV 6

AFTER HOURS PRESENTS: $5 SAKE BOMBS

WESTSIDE MARKETPLACE

Enjoy a wonderful afternoon filled with art, handmade, vintage, live music & food trucks! Free admission and free parking! We hope to see you here. Learn more at eventbrite.com.

Beer, wine, and cocktails provided by the After Hours Bar! Come through for a group Sake Bomb! Cheers! Learn more at eventbrite.com.

OCT 15

Nov 18 Reggae On The Mountain 2022 This year we will be presenting our most massive line up to date as well as bringing you an incredible new festival experience. Enjoy three days of music camping and more! Details at eventbrite.com.

MONTEREY BAY TEQUILA AND CUISINE

The Monterey Bay Tequila & Cuisine, a first-class tequila tasting experience where community & connection join through the love of agave. Learn more at eventbrite.com.

OCT 29

Nov 22 Head Games Trivia Night @ Fig Mountain Brewing Co. California’s hottest trivia is at Fig Mountain Brewing Co. Free to play! Come eat, drink, and win prizes! Learn more at eventbrite.com.

SANTA BARBARA ZOMBIE CRAWL

Come in costume and roam the lively State St by stopping in and out of 10+ bars and nightclubs with one all-access pass for Santa Barbara’s first annual zombie crawl! Details at eventbrite.com.

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BUSINESS D IRECTO RY AUTO BODY SHOP Virgil’s Auto Body & Paint Inc.........................15

FINANCIAL ADVISOR David Harridge - Edward Jones....................... 7

BATHROOM REMODELING One Week Bath................................................ 2

FINANCIAL PLANNING Financial Life Plans..................... back outside cover

CABINETS Castle Vision Cabinetry.................................... 5

MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT The Kellogg Organization..............................15

CUSTOM CABINETRY Castle Vision Cabinetry.................................... 5

MED SPA A Fresh Face Aesthetics Inc........front cover, 10-11

CUSTOM HOME BUILDER Julie Laughton Custom Homes....................... 1

REAL ESTATE Paula Kropp- Coldwell Banker Westlake Village............. 7

CUSTOM HOMES Julie Laughton Custom Homes....................... 1

RV SALES Airstream.......................................................13

ESTATE PLANNING Financial Life Plans..................... back outside cover

WEALTH MANAGEMENT Alan Griffin- Raymond James.......................... 5

EVENT VENUE The Fillmore on Central................................... 3

WINERY Acquiesce Winery............................................ 7

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