Monthly Events Calendar


October 2019






01 Jim Messina Live in Concert

8 am at Lobero Theatre 

Listen to an inspirational music in a night with Jim Messina, an undisputed expert in the fine art of making hit music. His legacy of musical genius spans five decades, three super groups, a vibrant solo career and scores of producing and engineering credits. 

02 Mountains to Shore Bike Ride 

10 am at 32 E Haley St 

Love biking? So do we.  Join this bike ride that is great for all skill levels. Ride your way through some of the area’s most loved locations including the Santa Barbara Mission, enjoy the guided bike tour. 

03 Philip Glass in Conversation

7:30 pm at UCSB Arts and Lecture

Well known Promethean composer, Philip Glass has had an unprecedented impact upon the musical and intellectual life of his times through an extraordinary body of work that has become part of our cultural soundtrack. This special evening will be with Philip Glass and Pico Iyer, that brings together two unique and commanding cross-cultural interpreters for an intimate conversation about life, creativity and the global soul. 

04 Sankai Juku

at Granada Theatre

Known for its sublime visual spectacles and deeply moving theatrical experiences, Tokyo’s all-male Butoh company Sankai Juku is popular all over the world over for its elegance, refinement, technical precision and emotional depth. 

05 The Art of Architecture

10 am at Montecito  

Grab a tour brochure and/ or app with maps, photos, and info detailing all the projects. Get to meet architects and design professionals and discover how design impacts art and art impacts design. ArchitecTours 2019 will be celebrating their 11th year.All ticket holders are treated to a self-guided tour of the best architectural projects in Santa Barbara.

06 Herbal First Aid Kit for Families

2 pm at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden 

Skinned knees and bruises are just a few of what we normally encounter as an active family. Learn how to make herbal therapies for common first aid situations that are safe for children of all ages in this workshop.

07 Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson

10 am at Santa Barbara Adventure Company 

This is one of the fastest growing ocean sport, and you should give it a try! Experience an incredible views of the city, mountains and ocean while enjoying a great total body workout. 

08 Permanent Collection Exhibit

at Wildling Museum of Art

Over 19 artworks out of the collection’s near 150 photos, prints, paintings, and sculptures will be featured. These art represents many perspectives on the nonprofit’s mission to inspire people to enjoy, value, and conserve wildlife and natural areas through the means of art. Curated by members of the exhibition committee, this show will also feature new acquisitions and highlights unique stories from the collection’s history.

9 Private Wine Tasting

4 pm at Jamie Slone Wines Tasting Room

You will learn more about their wine journey, the winemaking process, how grapes are farmed, the microclimates of Santa Barbara’s AVAs and the cooperage process (barrel making). It'll be a total of six different wines to taste – a mix of whites, reds and one reserve wine! 

10 Fall Cooking Class at the Bear and Star 

11 am at The Bear and Star 

Chef Trent will be sharing his favorite cooking techniques alongside delicious dishes for the cooler weather. This class will also include Chef’s recipe for a classic Hot Toddy, and local wine pairings.

11 Edible Education Symposium

11 am at 10 West Gallery

Join the crew and have fun learning! SBEES aims to showcase plus celebrate the work of educators, farmers, school food service providers, and youth leaders across the Central Coast.  

12 Wine and Seafood Pairing

12 pm at Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

This event is made possible thru the partnership of Edible Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Vintner’s Association. Event attendees will be given a chance to taste wines of Santa Barbara County paired with culinary creations from Santa Barbara’s best chefs using local, fresh-caught seafood, all while enjoying live music and scenic harbor views from the Maritime Museum patio.

13 Arroyo Beach Clean Up

10 am at 2981 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara

Love to take care of the ocean and environment? the team needs you! Help clean up the marine debris and meet the team at the Watershed Resource Center at 10:00 am to sign in.

14 Garden Casitas  Playhouses 

9 am at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Take a pick on the wide array of collection of original playhouses that is being built for an exhibition titled Garden Casitas: Playhouses Designed with Nature in Mind. This inspiring installation is made for the young at heart, regardless of your age. 

15 Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe

7 pm at UCSB Arts and Lectures

Explore a night of soccer straight from Soccer superstars Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe. They are an irresistible force, both on and off the field. Powerful, playful and inspiring, the U.S. Women’s National Team co-captains known to have led their squad to a monumental victory at this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup. 

16 Jimmy Buffet and the Coral Reefer Band

7 pm at 1122 N. Milpas Street

Enjoyable night at Santa Barbara Bowl awaits you! Everyone is thrilled to welcome back Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band and to listen to their amazing music! 

17Taste of Santa Ynez Valley

at Santa Ynez Valley

Take a culinary tour of Santa Barbara and head to the valley for the inaugural Taste of the Santa Ynez Valley, October 17-20. For four full days, the towns of Los Alamos, Santa Ynez, Los Olivos, Solvang, Ballard, and Buellton will roll out the red carpet for foodies and wine enthusiasts to participate in an immersive experience.

18 Sideways Fest

6 pm at Solvang Festival Theater

Join the Sideways Fest 15 year anniversary celebration weekend with a special “Sideways” Movie Experience under the stars at the Solvang Festival Theater. Before the  screening there will be a panel discussion with Sideways personalities reminiscing on the making of movie and their time in the Valley.

19 Ride Santa Barbara 100

7 am at Leadbetter Beach

One of the most beautiful and challenging 100 miles of riding that you may have. The route includes the Santa Barbara waterfront, the foothills of Carpinteria and Montecito, the famous 7 mile climb up Gibraltar Road and the flatland of Goleta before finishing back at Leadbetter Beach. 

20 Boo at The Zoo

at Santa Barbara Zoo

Watch how the Santa Barbara Zoo transforms for three nights of safe, traffic-free trick-or-treating and monster-ous thrills and chills! It’s widely known as the most popular family Halloween festival in the tri-counties area! 

21 Pianos on State

10 am at Location Varies

A collaborative project for the people of Santa Barbara - Pianos will be available for musical exploration, impromptu play, and group performances morning, afternoon and evening (9am-9pm per piano).  There will be some amateur, professionals, and public musicians who are invited to sit down and play! 


22 Z.E.N. Trio

7 pm at UCSB Arts and Lectures

Cap your night off with electrifying performers, the Z.E.N. This Trio is made up of three standout solo musicians – pianist Zhang Zuo, violinist Esther Yoo and cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan – who captured the music world’s attention as BBC New Generation Artists. 

23 Cupcakes and Wine tour

10 am at 32 E Haley St Santa Barbara   

Indulge in some tasty treats and wine. Head on to the Santa Ynez tour featuring delicious sampling of wine infused cupcakes from Enjoy Cupcakes in the heart of Santa Ynez wine country. 

24 Sea Cave Kayaking

at 32 E Haley St Santa Barbara 

Reminisce and step back in time to experience an environment found nowhere else on earth. From the abundant marine life, pristine kelp forests, rugged coastline and hidden sea caves which makes the Channel Islands a world-class adventure destination. Enjoy the beauty and wonder of this magical place. Kayak with friends and family on your chosen beautiful day.

25 1st Annual Masquerade 

6pm at 1219 State Street Santa Barbara 

Spend a glamorous night that is inspired by art and culture. The event is made to benefit Youth Interactive, the most innovative entrepreneurial arts academy in Southern California that bridges opportunity & social divisions by providing creative young adults from all walks of life with the keys to self-sufficiency. The new flagship Youth Interactive space downtown will be transformed into a fantastic masquerade with lots of music, dancing, food, drinks, and more!


26 Sunshine Saturday Yoga

9 am at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

Relax on a one-hour Vinyasa flow yoga class. Mats will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. These classes are upbeat and will leave you feeling focused, refreshed and ready for the rest of your day. Classes are open and appropriate for all levels, from beginner to advanced yogi! 

27 Alfredo Ramos Martinez: On Paper

11 am at Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Alfredo Ramos Martínez (1871–1946) spent his formative years immersed in the artistic life of Paris. He returned to Mexico in 1910 on the eve of the country’s Revolution. He became the director of the famed Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico City and established the nation’s first open air schools and encouraged his pupils to create work that captured observations of daily life.

28 Art Exhibition at Mosto Crudo 

11am at Mosto Crudo 

Appreciate the beauty of many artworks on display and sale by visual artist Alphonso Acosta (an “emerging artist” from Society 805 magazine in 2014), happening from June 2019-Dec. 2019. Find the perfect canvas for your home, for a gift, or for yourself.

29 CAMA's Master Series

at Lobero Theatre

The highly regarded British pianist Stephen Hough and was named by The Economist as one of 20 Living Polymaths (“a person of great and varied learning”), will be gracing Santa Barbara with his presence. He is also described as a true renaissance man—a leading concert pianist, writer, composer, teacher and painter who has won global acclaim for his outstanding interpretations of the piano repertoire.

30 Horseback Riding Day Trips

at 32 E Haley St Santa Barbara 

Come and follow the Sunset trail into one of the most natural scenic areas in Old California. The SESPE WILDERNESS that is located between Santa Barbara and Ventura, in the LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST. Appreciate the beauty of our wilderness in a way which few have the opportunity. 

31 Pumpkin Patch 

9 am at 308 S. Walnut Lane Santa Barbara 

Have fun with hayrides, farm animals, tractors and farm equipment, educational displays, corn maze and of Tons of Pumpkins! The Corn Maze opens at 3pm weekdays, 9am Sat & Sun.  It closes daily 1 hour prior to patch close.

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