Culture, Ac tivities and Events
Santa Barbara The American Riviera
Santa Barbara, known as the American Rivera, is a gem of the Californiaâ€™s Central Coast. The area is bustling with culture and activities. Below is a map of the downtown area, with some of the regular attractions. This booklet is filled with some of the upcoming events happening in Santa Barbara, more events are added constantly, but there are always many reasons to take a trip to Santa Barbara!
I H G F E D
Dowtown Santa Barbara
B Sterns Warf
G Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Sterns warf contains shopping, restaurants, and the Ty Warner Sea Center. For more information on the Sea Cetner, visit sbnature.org, or call 805-962-2526
1130 State Street 805.963.4364 Tuesday - Sunday 11 am to 5 pm Admission: Adults $9 Seniors (age 65+) $6 Students with id $6 Ages 6-17 $6 Under 6 free suggested admission every Sunday
C The Reagan Ranch Center 217 State Street Young America’s Foundation’s Schoolhouse for Reaganism is where you will meet to depart for your Ranch tour.
D Paseo Nuevo & State Street State Streets is the main street in Santa Barbara, it contains many department stores, boutique shopping, and cafes in a charming old spanish environment.
H Santa Barbara Courthouse 1100 Anacapa street This gorgeous courthouse contains mural rooms, and clock tower that overlooks the city.
I Granada Theater More information on the Next Page
E Santa Barbara Historical
J Santa Barbara Bowl
136 E. De La Guerra 805-96601601 This free museum offers exhibits on the rich history of Santa Barbara
K Santa Barbara Mission
F Lobero Theater More information on the Next Page
More information on the Next Page
2201 Laguna Street This “Queen of the missions” is a wonderfully preserved original California mission. Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm daily Tour prices: Adult: $5 Senior :$4 Ages 5 - 15: $1 Under 4: Free
Santa Barbara Venues Many of the events listed in this booklet at held at these venues:
The Ensemble Theater Company Ensemble Theatre Company 914 Santa Barbara Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 965-5400 www.ensembletheatre.com
The Granada Theater The Granada 1214 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Box Office: 805.899.2222 email@example.com www.granadasb.org/index.html
The Lobero Theater Lobero Theatre 33 East Canon Perdido Street Â Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Box Office Phone: 805-963-0761 Box Office Fax: 805-963-8752 Foundation Phone: 805-966-4946 www.lobero.com
UCSB Theater Performing Arts Theatre & Campbell Hall 818 Jennings Santa Barbara CA 93103 Ticket office: 805-893-3535U www.santabarbara.com/community/art/ sb_theater
The Santa Barbara Bowl 1122 N. Milpas Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103 Phone: (805) 962-7411 (24 Hour Information) www.sbbowl.com
Hahn Hall Theater Music Academy of the West 1070 Fairway Rd Santa Barbara 93108 805-969-0190 www.musicacademy.org/festival
Craig Auditorium/ Santa Barbara Museum of Art 1130 State Street Santa Barbara CA 93101 Phone: 805.963.4364 Fax: 805.966.6840 Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ
Oak Park 300 West Alamar Santa Barbara CA, 93105 Phone: (805) 564-5418 Fax: (805) 564-5480
Arlington Theater 1317 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Phone: (805) 963-4408 www.thearlingtontheatre.com/
Calendar of Events [Every Saturday] Historic Downtown Walking Tour
10:00am- 12:00pm An easy stroll experiencing Santa Barbara’s past. Led by trained docents, the tour focuses on significant historic buildings, architectural styles, landscaping and Santa Barbara’s cultural past. Walking shoes and a hat are recommended. Tours for private groups and the physically challenged available by prior arrangement. Where: Meet on the steps of city hall, de la Guerra Plaza, Santa Barbara. For further information contact: Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara 805.965.6307
11am-7pm Greek Festival at Oak Park (Day 2 of 2)
Wednesday August 4 7:00pm Stevie Nicks at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Live blues and rock concert.
Recepción del Presidente
5:00pm–10:00pm (tickets required) Join the El Presidente at his recepcion and enjoy an evening with live music and a Mexican feast by the DoubleTree Resort. Fiesta attire encouraged.
2:00pm Community Concert at Craig Auditorium,
Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Academy Fellows perform varied programs as soloists and members of ensembles in a lovely, intimate downtown venue. General Admission: Free 7:30p.m. Picnic Concert at Hahn Hall
Music Academy of the West. Preceded by al fresco dining in the beautiful Miraflores gardens (tables and chairs are provided), Picnic Concerts serve up a lavish and diverse array of performances by Academy Fellows. Reserved
Seating: $25 Concert pieces TBA for all Picnic Concerts. Old Spanish Days Fiesta
El Presidente’s Prayer Service 10:00am (FREE) El Presidente’s Prayer Service at the Old Mission followed by a Garden Reception . A non-denominational service for all. Fiesta attire encouraged. Open to the public. For information: (805) 682-4713. The Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Challenger Tour; 7:45pm. The toughest sport on earth returns with the nation’s top riders competing in this fast growing sport. For more information visit www.sbfiestarodeo.com or call Jedlicka’s at (805) 687-0747. Box seats $80 and $65 each; General Admission seats $45 or $30 each first come, first served.
7:00pm Mozart’s Don Giovanni-
Music Academy of the West at the Granada Theater An all-new production of Mozart’s timeless opera Don Giovanni, conducted by New York City Opera’s George Manahan, directed by Chas RaderShieber, and presented by the Academy Voice Program Old Spanish Days Fiesta
Fiesta Historical Parade. One of the largest equestrian parades in the U.S. Part of S.B.’s annual Old Spanish Days Festival. Noon, Proceeds through downtown S.B.
from Cabrillo Blvd. to Sola St. Flor y Canto; 7:00pm. County Courthouse Sunken Garden. Here is a rare opportunity to see the original Spanish California dances & songs of the 19th century. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the show. Las Noches de Ronda 8:00pm (FREE) Held at Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Garden. A splendid variety show of music, singing, fiery Flamenco from Spain, vivid Folklórico dances from many regions of Mexico.
5:30pm Santa Barbara Mariachi Festival at the Santa Barbara Bowl Old Spanish Days Fiesta
Annual Fiesta Children’s Parade. 10:00 a.m.Young people of Santa Barbara, their parents and other parade participants, don traditional costumes and celebrate the rich culture of the area. 10 a.m., Proceeds down State St., from Victoria to Ortega sts. (Free) Fiesta Stock Horse Show & Rodeo 8:00am & 12:00noon (FREE) Junior Tri-Counties riders compete in Breakaway Roping, Tie-down Roping, Team Roping and Barrel Racing. Tardes de Ronda 1:00pm–5:00pm (FREE) Children’s Variety Show held at Sunken Gardens at the County
August 4 - 8 Santa Barbarans have long been proud of their city’s heritage from Spanish founders and from the Spanish, Mexican and North American pioneers who first settled here and built the city. The tradition of colorful music, dance and song, together with a spirit of friendliness, hospitality and tolerance are part of this heritage which the Fiesta “Old Spanish Days In Santa Barbara” seeks to preserve and perpetuate. For more
information and a complete schedule, visit: www.oldspanishdays-fiesta.org
[Daily Events] Santa Barbara Mission Tours
11:00am-4:00pm | $$ | Come explore this beautiful landmark during special docent led tours. Tours are Wed, Fri and Sat at 11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm and 4:00pm. Thursday tours are at 1:00pm, 2:30pm and 4:00pm. For more information and pricing please contact the Santa Barbara Mission (805) 682-4713. El Mercado de la Guerra:
11:00am–11:00pm (FREE): De La Guerra Plaza. Stroll through a colorful Mexican market (across from City Hall) to feast on Spanish and MexicanAmerican foods, shop for crafts and souvenirs and enjoy live entertainment all day and into the early evening.
Courthouse Fiesta Tours
10:00am–3:00pm (FREE) Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Guided tours (every half hour) of this beautiful Moorish-Spanish building located at 1100 Anacapa Street. Meet in the Mural Room. El Mercado Del Norte
11:00am–11:00pm (FREE) Mackenzie Park at State and Las Positas in San Roque area. Come for the fun and the food, stay for the music and dancing. Check out our four distinct “neighborhoods” for all the family: the food court where you can watch daily entertainment and enjoy Fiesta foods; the Fiesta Bazaar for souvenirs; Fiesta Carnival with rides and attractions for the kids and, the brand new Fiesta Crazy Horse Cantina for icy cold beer margaritas and live entertainment in the evening to get you up and dancing.
Courthouse. With colorful costumes, children from the Santa Barbara area demonstrate their talents & multi-cultural heritage. Las Noches de Ronda 8:00pm (FREE) Held at Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Garden. A splendid variety show of music, singing, fiery Flamenco from Spain, vivid Folklórico dances from many regions of Mexico. Fiesta Stock Horse Show & Rodeo ; 7:30pm-For tickets and information, call (805) 967-6331 or visit the Showground’s box office during Fiesta. Tickets: $25 & $20 for box seats and general admission tickets are $15 for adults & $10 for kids 11 & under.
2:00 pm Mozart’s Don Giovanni- Music Academy
of the West at the Granada Theater An all-new production of Mozart’s timeless opera Don Giovanni, conducted by New York City Opera’s George Manahan, directed by Chas Rader-Shieber, and presented by the Academy Voice Program Old Spanish Days Fiesta
Fiesta Stock Horse Show & Rodeo 8:00am & 12:00noon. Junior Tri-Counties riders compete in Breakaway Roping, Tie-down Roping, Team Roping and Barrel Racing. Riders compete in the Non-Pro Stock Horse Class and
Buckaroo Class plus eliminations for the Open Stock Horse and Hackamore Classes.
8:00pm Lobero Live Joan Armatrading at the Lobero Theater. Live rock, pop, folk, and blues concert.
8:00pm Tuesdays @ 8 Recital at Hahn Hall Music
Academy faculty artists and special guests perform beloved favorites and lesser-known treasures of the chamber repertoire. Reserved Seating: $35 Saint-Saëns: Sonata for Bassoon and Piano, op. 1 Dahl: Music for Brass Instruments Bernard: Divertissement Schumann: Three Romances for Oboe and Piano, op. 94 Mendelssohn: Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano No. 2 in C Minor, op. 66
2:00pm Community Concert at Craig Auditorium,
Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Academy Fellows perform varied programs as soloists and ensembles in an intimate downtown venue. Admission: Free
7:30 p.m. Picnic Concert at Hahn Hall, Music
Academy of the West. Preceded
by al fresco dining in the beautiful Miraflores gardens (tables and chairs are provided), Picnic Concerts serve up a lavish and diverse array of performances by Academy Fellows. Reserved Seating: $25 Concert pieces TBA for all Picnic Concerts.
8:00pm Academy Festival Orchestra- Music
8:00pm Sings like Hell
Series #27 Crooked Still + BettySoo at the Lobero Theater. Live Alternative bluegrass and string band concert.
7:00pm Norah Jones
at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Live smooth jazz concert.
Academy of the West at the Granada Theater. Peter Oundjian, who serves as music director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, will conduct: Barber’s Symphony No. 1 in One Movement, Janáček’s Taras Bulba Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, “Pathétique”
6:00pm David Gray and Ray LaMontagne at the Santa Barbara
Bowl. Live concert fusion of acoustic tunes and passionate powerful ballads.
3:30pm Disney Live! “Mickey’s Magic Show” at the Granada Theater. Mickey, Minnie
and a host of Disney friends come together with world-class magicians to perform magic from legendary Disney films right before your eyes.
6:30pm Disney Live! “Mickey’s Magic show” at the Granada Theater. 8:00pm Sings like Hell Series #27 Eliza Gilkyson and Nina Gerber + Dala at the Lobero
Theater. A live concert with folk, pop, soft rock.
7:00pm Phoenix at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Live alternative rock
concert. Further was a United States indie rock band from Los Angeles, California, that evolved from an earlier band, Shadowland. They released several albums during the 1990s.
6:00pm Further featuring Phil Lesh and Bob Weir at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Live rock band
October 7 8:00pm Pilobolus Dance Theater at the Granada Theater.
Modern dance American ensemble, producing a body of more than 100 choreographic works
8:00pm Steve Martin at the Granada Theater. An evening of
bluegrass, banjo and comedy with Steve Martin
7:00pm Willie Nelson and Family- Ryan Bingham at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Country music
7:00 pm Ziggy Marley at the Arlington Theater. Grammy Award
winning Ziggy Marleyâ€™s easygoing message delivers themes of love, responsibility, unity and freedom in tunes that resonate with Marley fans while introducing todayâ€™s youngest generation to reggae.
6:00pm Jack Johnson with G. Love & Special Sauce and Zee Avi in concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Live soft rock and acoustic
8:00pm Jhumpa Lahiri at Campbell Hall (UCSB). Jhumpa Lahiri will
spend the evening discussing her most recent book Unaccustomed Earth, a compilation of short stories about immigrants.
8:00pm Mariachi Los Camperos at the Arlington Theater. A mariachi ensemble
celebrating Mexicoâ€™s 200 years of independence through folkoric music.
6:00pm Jack Johnson witih ALO and Zee Avi in concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Live soft rock
and acoustic concert.
8:00pm Laurie Anderson at Campbell Hall (UCSB). Laurie
Anderson is a storyteller who will give a performance using violin, technology, visuals, and her voice.
8:00pm Romeo and Juliet at the Granada Theater.
music critic Alex Ross will deliver a lecture based on a chapter of his book about the interconnectedness of musical language and the universality of human emotion.
8:00pm Alex Ross at Campbell Hall. New Yorker
2:00pm Romeo and Juliet at the Granada Theater.
8:00pm John Lithgow at the Granada Theater. In his one man
theatrical memoir, John Lithgow tells of reading P.G. Wodehouse to his father when he was gravely ill, portraying nine outrageous characters with zany abandon.
8:00pm Sankai Juku at the Granada Theater. A Japanese butoh
7:30pm Romeo and Juliet at the Granada Theater.
dance performance presented by Sankai Juku dance company.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Musical at the Granada Theater.
will synthesize modern Bali with seven-toned Gamelan Semarandana.
Disney’s Tony Award Winning Best Musical returns to enchant another generation of families with its beautifully-woven tale of unexpected love.
Corella Ballet is the only classical ballet company in Spain and will feature choreographer Christopher Wheeldon.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Musical at the Granada Theater
8:00pm Gamelan cudamani at Campbell Hall (UCSB). Gamelan
Cudamani’s Bamboo to Bronze honors Balinese spiritual practice and celebrates innovative Balinese music and dance. The 34 member ensemble of performers
8:00pm Ornette Coleman Quartet at Campbell Hall (UCSB).
Performance of jazz music. 8:00pm Corella Ballet and Castilla y Leon at the Granada Theater.
8:00pm Paul Taylor Dance Company at the Granada Theater. A
romantic, funny, athletic, modern dance performance.
8:00pm Bela Fleck and the Flecktones at Campbell Hall (UCSB). A
banjo and blu-pop performance with holiday festive favorites.
Young America’s Foundation stepped forward to save President Reagan’s Western White House, Rancho del Cielo, in the spring of 1998 to preserve it as a living monument to the life and ideas of our 40th president. President Reagan committed himself to reaching young people with his ideas - and that has been the mission of Young America’s Foundation for nearly 40 years. The Reagan Ranch serves as both a living history lesson and a testament to the true character of Ronald Reagan. It is here that future generations will learn about Ronald Reagan’s values, including his steadfast commitment to freedom, hard work, patriotism, and faith in God.
The Reagan Ranch
217 State Street -Santa Barbara, California 93101 1-888-USA-1776 - www.reaganranch.org National Headquarters
F.M. Kirby Freedom Center 110 Elden Street - Herndon, Virginia 20170 1-800-USA-1776 - www.yaf.org
Events calendar for August through December in Santa Barbara and surrounding areas.