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members of the S.B. Astronomical Unit will be on hand to answer your spacey questions. 7-10pm. Keck Telescope, Westmont Observatory, Westmont College, 955 La Paz Rd. Free. Call 565-6272. tinyurl.com/
As always, find the complete listings online at independent.com/events. And if you have an event coming up, submit it at independent.com/eventsubmit. Call 884-0459.
sbprojectcleanwater.org/ccd 9/17: First Annual S.B. Aquathon Make a splash and dive in with other dedicated ocean lovers of all ages at this all-day athletic event and fundraiser, where you can compete to be the fastest in 500m, 1K, and 1.5K swims to benefit S.B. Channelkeeper’s ocean-preservation efforts. 8am-1pm. Leadbetter Beach, 801 Shoreline Dr. $45. Call 563-3377.
9/16-9/21: The Mary Jane McCord Planned Parenthood OpeningNight Reception and Book Sale The largest used book sale in the tri-county area, this Planned Parenthood fundraiser will offer thousands of carefully selected titles, ranging from American-history to young-adult books to guides on business, cookbooks, and literature. The sale runs through September 25. Thu. opening reception: 5-9pm; $25. Fri.-Sat.: 10am8pm. Sun.: 10am-6pm. Mon., Wed.: noon-8pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. Free. Call 722-1522.
9/16-9/18: CarneyMagic: A Show about Secrets, Mentors, and the Beauty of a Perfect Illusion Prepare to have your mind blown by this expectationdefying magic show, when John Carney, considered one of the top sleight-of-hand performers in the world, will put on a hilarious and unique evening of clever tricks, wit, and audience-participation segments. Fri.Sat.: 8pm; Sun.: 2pm. Plaza Playhouse Theater, 4916 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. $25. Call 684-6380.
Cliff Simon and Loren Stephens Co-authors Cliff Simon
and Loren Stephens will sign copies of Paris Nights: My Year at the Moulin Rouge, a memoir about Simon’s journey from being a bored 27-yearold in South Africa to becoming a can-can dancer in Paris, training for the Olympics in London, enrolling in the South African military, and then coming back to the Moulin Rouge and harsh street life of Paris. 7pm. Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. Free. Call 682-6787. chaucersbooks.com
thurSday 9/15 9/15: Jazz at the Plaza: Luis Muñoz & Teka Costa Rican composer and drummer Luis Muñoz—one of today’s most sensitive, melodic, talented jazz composers—will perform with Teka Penteriche on voice and guitar to benefit the S.B. Dance Institute, which teaches dance classes that help inspire children to realize their potential by motivating them to believe in themselves, value artistic expression, and develop a personal standard of excellence. 5-7pm. La Cumbre Plaza, 121 S. Hope Ave. Free. Call 312-9790.
9/15: S.B. Event Professionals Showcase Mix, mingle, and network with like-minded event professionals, and swap ideas on your next planning ventures with more than 25 vendors
9/16: Devon Tsuno’s Los Angeles River: Urban Reclamation With spray
as you enjoy live entertainment, a raffle, food, wine, and beer tastings. 6-9pm. Montecito Event Ctr., 30 Los Patos Way. Free. Call 569-6566. sbep.com
paint and acrylic on handmade papers and canvas, artist Devon Tsuno creates vivid portraits of the L.A. River’s ecosystem as commentaries on the intersection of urban and wild lives and the need for restoration. The exhibit shows through December 2, with a lecture on October 13. Reception: 5-7pm. Atkinson Gallery, SBCC, 721 Cliff Dr. Free. Call 965-0581 x3484. gallery.sbcc.edu
9/16: Third Friday Swing Dance: Dave Stuckey and the Hot House Gang Swing into the weekend with hopping music from Dave Stuckey and the Hot House Gang, with a welcoming environment open to all levels with a beginning swing dance lesson. Class: 7:30pm; deejay: 8:15; band: 8:45-11:30pm. The Carrillo Ballroom, 100 E. Carrillo St. $12-$15. Call 897-2519.
9/16: Westmont Public Telescope Night See Venus, Mars, and Saturn all sparkling in the September sky using Westmont’s telescope. Westmont professors and
9/17-9/18: Harvest of Colors: A Members’ Showcase Quilt Show
9/16-9/18: Solvang Danish Days From
aebleskiver-eating contests to Viking villages, the streets of Solvang will come alive with the sights, sounds, and tastes of the foundational cultures of the most Danish little town in California. Fri.: 4pm; Sat.-Sun.: 8:30am. Solvang. Free-$55. Call 350-0771. solvangdanishdays.org $15. Call 962-7776.
tinyurl.com/4thAnnualFeedTheFunk 9/17: Coastal Cleanup Day Head to the beach to assist in the effort with area organizations to clean up the thousands of pounds of garbage that pollute our beaches. Bring your own buckets, bags, gloves, and water, and wear sunscreen and shoes. Teens are eligible for community service hours, so bring your paperwork to be signed. 9am-noon. Various locations. Free.
This show will feature Quilting in Paradise Santa Barbara County, a group of more than 30 quilts depicting S.B. County, the two quilts that hung in Representative Lois Capps’s office in Washington, D.C., from 1995 to the present, more than 200 traditional, modern, and art quilts made by quilt members, activities for children and adults, demonstrations, a merchant mall, and a raffle. Proceeds will go toward the Coastal Quilters Guild. 10am-5pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. Free-$10. Call 569-3930.
9/17-9/18: S.B. County Riding Club Horse Show Gallop on over to see S.B. riders and their horses compete in jumping, hunting, and equitation in this thrilling horsemanship show. 8am-5pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. Free. Call 484-4773. sbcrc.com
9/17: Summer Sips: A Celebration of Condors Wine takes wing at the last of the Summer Sips lecture series, when Dr. Estelle Sandhaus will discuss the iconic California condor in all its majesty as you enjoy a unique tasting menu paired with just the right wine. 4-6pm. Blaksley paul wellman file photo
9/17: 4th Annual Feed the Funk Benefit Concert This year’s Feed the Funk will welcome all ages the first part of the evening, with The Jewish Federation’s Teen Comedy Club kicking off the evening, followed by the Cate School Advanced Jazz Combo and the Notes for Notes Jazz Villains. And then for the 21-and-older crowd, there will be all-star funk super group Funkstication, as well as The New Vibe, who will play a Prince tribute set. Proceeds go toward area teen mentorship arts and music programs. All ages: 7-9pm; ages 21+: 9pm-close. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $10-
The Mary Jane McCord Planned Parenthood Opening-Night Reception and
Book Sale The largest used book sale in the tri-county area, this Planned Parenthood fundraiser will offer thousands of carefully selected titles, ranging from American-history to young-adult books to guides on business, cookbooks, and literature. The sale runs through September 25. Thu. opening reception: 5-9pm; $25. Fri.-Sat.: 10am-8pm. Sun.: 10am-6pm. Mon., Wed.: noon8pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. Free. Call 722-1522. booksale.ppsbvslo.org
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