February Events Calendar

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The 7 Fingers– 7 p.m. at the Granada Theatre – Montreal’s award-winning contemporary circus troupe presents its latest creation, a playful and poignant exploration of the role ancestors play in the shaping of modern identities. For more information and tickets log onto www.artsanclectures.ucsb.edu.

Family First Thursday– 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art – Dab colored dots of brightly hued paint over a masking tape grid on watercolor paper, then remove the tape to reveal the negative space, inspired by Grid Spit (2009), on view in A Brilliant Spectrum: Recent Gifts of Color.

February First Thursday Extravaganza– 5 – 8 p.m. at Youth Interactive – First Thursday venues feature attractions such as art openings, live music, artists’ receptions, lectures, wine tastings and hands-on activities. For participating locations log onto https://www.youthinteractive.us/

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Groupo Bello– 7 – 8 p.m. at Isla Vista School – Grupo Bella is a multi-faceted ensemble from the Los Angeles area that uses mariachi instrumentation to perform many different styles of music, with a modern twist. For more information log onto www.artsanclectures.ucsb.edu.

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“His Girl Friday” (1940) – 9:30 a.m. screening at Parks Plaza Theatre in Buellton. The new Central Coast Film Society presents this classic film starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russel. This film centers on a newspaper editor named Walter Burns (Grant) who is about to lose his newly engaged ace reporter and ex-wife Hildy Johnson to another man. Burns suggests they cover one more story together, getting themselves entangled in the case of murderer Earl Williams as Burns desperately tries to win back his wife. For more info and tickets log onto www.centralcoastfilmsociety.org.

Art Inspired By Flight– 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at SB Museum of Natural History – Begin with a bird walk lead by expert birding naturalist Guy Tingos, then make your own block printed feather tea towel with guidance from local artist Christine Brand from Nature + Pigment. For tickets and RSVP call Stefanie Coleman at 805-682-4711 ext. 170 or scoleman@sbnature2.org.

Valentine’s Dinner and Dance Party– 5 – 9 p.m. at the Goleta Valley Community Center – A fun filled evening of games, activities, dinner and dancing to the tunes of our favorite DJ Gavin Roy! Plenty of games and activities for all ages, tickets available at the door Adults $7, 3-17 $5 and free under 3.  For more info or to volunteer contact melissa@dsasbc.org.

Kodo– 7 p.m. at the Granada Theatre – Exploring the limitless possibilities of the Japanese taiko drum, Kodo is forging new directions for this vibrant living art form through its unstoppably energetic, intricately designed and meticulously choreographed performances. For more information and tickets log onto www.artsanclectures.ucsb.edu.

SBIFF Closing Night Film: Spoons– 8 p.m. – The festival will close with the world premiere of “Spoons: A Santa Barbara Story” directed by Wyatt Daily. At the Arlington Theatre.

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Groupo Bello– 7 – 8 p.m. at Marjorie Luke Theatre – Grupo Bella is a multi-faceted ensemble from the Los Angeles area that uses mariachi instrumentation to perform many different styles of music, with a modern twist. For more information log onto www.artsanclectures.ucsb.edu.

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Science Pub: You Don’t Know What You’re Missing – The Case of Inattentional Blindness – 6:30 p.m. at Dargan’s Irish Pub – Dr. Mary MacLean, a SAGE Junior Fellow from Psychological & Brain Sciences at University of California, Santa Barbara, will discuss the nature of our visual awareness, specifically how attention is the key to our awareness, and without it we can miss what is right in front of our face.

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Danish String Quartet– 7 p.m. at Rockwood – The Nordic lads who possess “warmth, wit, a beautiful tone and technical prowess second to none” (NPR) will once again dazzle Santa Barbara with the same irresistible energy that thrills audiences worldwide. For more information and tickets log onto www.artsanclectures.ucsb.edu.

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Darwin Trivia Takeover– 7 -9:30 p.m. at the Night Lizard, 607 State St. – Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History takes over Trivia Night! Test your Darwin knowledge as we celebrate his 110th birthday with all Darwin related questions. Winners are eligible for cash, beer, and special prizes. Call Stefanie Coleman at 805-682-4711 ext. 170 or scoleman@sbnature2.org

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Valentine’s Day

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Franz Lehár’s The Mock Marriage (Die Juxheirat) – Feb. 16 at 8 p.m.  & 17 at 2 p.m. at the Lobero Theatre — Selected from the collection of the Michael and Nan Miller Operetta Foundation, the 1904 women’s suffrage operetta is set in Newport, Rhode Island and features beautiful melodies, sweeping orchestrations, grand costumes and comedic turns that will delight audiences young and old. For more information and tickets log onto https://www.lobero.org/events/franz-lehars-the-mock-marriage-die-juxheirat/.

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Fireside Chat and Pre-Testing Day at Knox School– By appointment – Your child can take our pre-test evaluation conducted by experts in giftedness for free.  Testing takes approximately an hour.  During the group testing, parents are asked to stay and fill out an observation form on their child.  Depending on the results, parents can use the scores for application to The Knox School or the school will recommend further testing. Contact The Knox School at (805) 222-0107 or info@KnoxSchoolSB.org to RSVP.

Happy Hour for parents/caregivers of special needs children– 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Creekside Restaurant and Bar, 4444 Hollister Ave. Bring the kids if you like for a casual get-together for a chance to visit. For more info contact melissa@dsasbc.org.

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Jessica Lange Dance– 8 p.m. at the Granada Theatre – New York-based Jessica Lang Dance – a magnificent company of 10 dancers – will debut a repertoire rich in stunning movement, dynamic visuals and beautiful cinematic composition. For more information and tickets log onto www.artsanclectures.ucsb.edu.

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Doris Kearns Goodwin– 7:30 p.m. at the Granada Theatre – Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin will combine her signature storytelling with lessons from four of our nation’s presidents – Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson – providing an essential road map for leaders in every field and for all of us in our everyday lives. For more information and tickets log onto www.artsanclectures.ucsb.edu.

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Banff Mountain Film Festival – 7:30 p.m. at the Arlington Theatre – A Santa Barbara institution, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is a perennial fan favorite. Featuring the world’s best films and videos on mountain subjects, the tour awes viewers with thrills and grandeur captured in exotic locations the world over. For more information and tickets log onto www.artsanclectures.ucsb.edu.

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“Courage, Love, and Compassion: An evening with Joan Halifax”– 6:30 p.m. at Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota. Halifax is the founder of Upaya Zen Center, a Buddhist monastery. Event is free and open to all community members. Register at www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org/joan. Call 805-563-8820 for more info.

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Annie Leibovitz– 7:30 p.m. at the Arlington – Visionary photographer Annie Leibovitz is one of our most astute observers of contemporary culture, depicting the past half century’s great personalities in images that are both iconic and intimate. Throughout her career, Leibovitz has created work that generates conversation, whether outrage, admiration, shock or some amalgam of all three. For more information and tickets log onto www.artsanclectures.ucsb.edu.

MARCH

 

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Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin”7:30 p.m. at the Lobero Theatre – Set in the grand ballrooms and country estates of Imperial Russia, Eugene Onegin tells the tale of a young aristocrat who allows his arrogance to cost him everything. Log ontowww.lobero.orgfor tickets.

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Women’s Literary Festival– 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn – As the month celebrates the extraordinary contribution of women for women’s right, the festival too will be honoring the writing contributions of emerging and established women authors in literacy, diversity and social justice. For more log onto http://www.womensliteraryfestival.com/.

CONTINUING EVENTS

Sundays

Studio Sunday on the Front Steps – 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St. For more information, go to www.sbma.net.

 

Mondays

Kindermusik with Kathy – 9:30 a.m. for babies to 18 months; 10:30 a.m. for toddlers 18 month to 3 1/2 years old with caretaker; and 5:45 p.m. for 3 to 5 1/2 years old; option to drop off. Classes are at First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. To register go to www.kindermusikwithkathy.com.

Early Literacy and STEAM Stations – 10 – 11 a.m. at the Central Library Children’s Area – Children 2-5 and their caregivers are invited to play and learn together every Monday morning. Library staff will have 8 stations of activities designed to develop early literacy skills and introduce science, technology, engineering, art, and math concepts in an age appropriate way. Activities will rotate weekly.

Homework Help – 3:30 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Public Library Central location.

 

Tuesdays

Walk on the Wild Side – 9 a.m. If you are a morning person, love animals, and are 60 years and older, join this lively class and get your exercise on while enjoying the zoo. Class walks the grounds for one hour and is designed to improve cardiovascular fitness and health. First class is free, sign up at the zoo’s front gate. Class is for 60 years and older.

Toddler Tuesdays at the MOXI – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Wiggly Story time – 10:15 a.m. at Goleta Library and 10:30 a.m. at Central Library.

Preschool Story Time – 10:30 a.m. at Solvang, Montecito and Central Library.

Reading with Dogs – 4 p.m. at Goleta Library.

Kindermusik with Kathy – 11:45 a.m. for babies to 18 months; 10:30 a.m. for toddlers 18 month to 3 1/2 years old with caretaker and 9:30 a.m. for 3 to 5 1/2 years old, option to drop off. Classes are at First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. To register go to www.kindermusikwithkathy.com.

Homework Help – 3 p.m. at Eastside Library and 3:30 p.m. at Central Library.

 

Wednesdays

Nursery Rhyme Dance Time with Inspire Dance SB – 10:30 a.m. at Goleta Library.

Wonder Wednesdays – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Why do butterflies have designs on their wings? How many moons does Jupiter have? Ever wonder about these questions and more? Head over to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. For more information, go to www.sbnature.org.

Wednesdays on the Waterfront – Noon to 3 p.m. at the Ventura Harbor. For more information, go to www.venturaharborvillage.com.

Kindermusik with Kathy – 12:30 and 4:45 p.m. for babies to 18 months; 9:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. for toddlers 18 month to 3 1/2 years old with caretaker and 10:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. for 3 to 5 1/2 years old, option to drop off. Classes are at First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. To register go to www.kindermusikwithkathy.com.

College Wednesdays – Bowl for $19 per hour per lane, up to 6 bowlers; $3 shoe rental. Food and drink specials. Late night Happy Hour starts at 9 p.m. Get free bus ride in front of Keg & Bottle, Embarcadero del Mar and Madrid Road in Isla Vista to Zodo’s at 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. and return to Isla Vista at 11:30 p.m. and 12:15 a.m. Go to www.zodos.com.

 

Thursdays

Walk on the Wild Side – 9 a.m. If you are a morning person, love animals, and are 60 years and older, join this lively class and get your exercise on while enjoying the zoo. Class walks the grounds for one hour and is designed to improve cardiovascular fitness and health. First class is free, sign up at the zoo’s front gate. Class is for 60 years and older.

Reading with Dogs – 3 p.m. at Goleta Library.

Jelly Thursdays – 4 p.m. Experience the beauty of jellies as they gather their microscopic meals at the Sea Center on Stearns Wharf; free with admission; www.sbnature.orgor 805-962-2526.

Spring Adult Ceramics Class – 6 to 9 p.m. at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St. For more information, go to www.sbma.net.

Free Thursday Evenings at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art – 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, go to www.sbma.net.

Kindermusik with Kathy – 9:30 a.m. for babies to 5 1/5 years old, option to drop off. Classes are at First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. To register go to www.kindermusikwithkathy.com.

 

Fridays

Kindermusik with Kathy – 9:30 a.m. for babies to 5 1/5 years old, option to drop off. Classes are at First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. To register go to www.kindermusikwithkathy.com.

Baby and Me – 10:30 a.m. at the Carpinteria and Central Library

Yoga with Creative Movement and Music – 10:45 a.m. for 2 1/2 to 6 years old, option to drop off. Classes are at First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. To register go to www.kindermusikwithkathy.com.

Cantemos Spanish Music Time – 9:30 a.m. at the Goleta Valley Church, 595 N. Fairview Ave. To register go to www.kindermusikwithkathy.com.

 

Saturdays

Fisherman’s Market – 6 to 11 a.m. Fishermen can be found on the City Pier (opposite Brophy’s) selling crab, rockfish, ling cod, black cod, halibut, urchin, abalone (sustainably farmed), and other catch of the day.

Family Movie – 2 p.m. at the Central Library

Geology Field Class – 9 a.m. to noon through Oct. 27. Sabina Thomas teaches an interactive course on the fundamentals of geology and how the local environment has been shaped by Earth’s forces and processes such as earthquakes, plate tectonics, and landslides. Cost is $75 to $85. Contact sthomas@sbnature2.orgor 805-682-4711, ext. 170.

Steel Drum Saturday – 1 to 4 p.m. at Ventura Village Harbor. Come enjoy fun, beachy sounds as they surround you. Go to www.venturaharborvillage.comfor details.

Portal to the Planet – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center. Runs through Dec. 15.

Kindermusik with Kathy – 9:30 a.m. for babies to 18 months. Classes are at First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. To register go to www.kindermusikwithkathy.com.

 

Sundays

Sunday Live Music – 1 to  4 p.m. at Ventura Harbor Village. Listen to an array of music ranging from jazz, soul, pop, rock and a blend of Caribbean and reggae. For information, go to www.venturaharborvillage.com.

 

Saturdays and Sundays

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History – Planetarium Shows hourly from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Log onto www.sbnature.orgfor more info.

Santa Barbara Zoo – Explorer Fundays activities held in the Explore Store 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free with Zoo admission. For the event theme each week, go to www.sbzoo.org

 

Every day

Winter Whale Watching with Island Packers – Island Packers Gray Whale Watching departs from both the Channel Island and Ventura harbors. This 3 to 3 1/2 hour cruise takes you to the waters of the Santa Barbara Channel. Fares range from $28 to  $38. For more information, go to www.islandpackers.comor call 805-642-1693.

Public Skating at Ice in Paradise – For times and admission log ontowww.iceinparadise.orgfor more info.

Vizikord at the Moxi Museum – Vizikord places your real live body inside the computer-generated world allowing you to use your body as an instrument in a spin on two classic arcade games or to create kaleidoscopic images to a custom beat. Exhibit runs through April 1. The MOXI is located at 125 State St. For more information, go to www.moxi.org.

 

Weekdays

Planetarium Shows – 3 p.m. at the SB Museum of Natural History – Mondays/Wednesdays and Fridays are Kids’ Space Adventures; Tuesdays/Thursdays are Universe: Users Guide. For more detail visit www.sbnature.org.

 

Weekly

Brain Injury Survivors group – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at Jodi House, 625 Chapala St. Invites caregivers and survivors of stroke, aneurysm and traumatic brain injuries on community reintegration. For more information, go to www.jodihouse.org.