March Events Calendar

La Patronal

5 & 6

Joffrey Ballet – 8 p.m. at the Granada Theatre – Among America’s premier ballet companies, Chicago-based Joffrey Ballet returns with two spellbinding nights of cutting-edge programs. For more info and tickets log onto www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu. 

6

SB Jewish Film Festival starts – Runs through March 10 at Ensemble Theatre Company at the New Vic – Organized by the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, this year’s festival will include five days of high quality, unique films and showcase a wide range of documentaries, dramas, comedies, and shorts by American, European, and Israeli filmmakers. For films and more info log onto www.sbjf.org. 

7

First Thursday – 5 – 8 p.m. at Youth Interactive 1219 State St. – Participating galleries and art-related venues offer free access to visual and performing art in a fun and social environment. Log onto www.youthinteractive.us for more info. 

8

La Patronal Free Family Concert – 7 – 8 p.m. at Isla Vista School – 6875 El Colegio Rd. – La Patronal members are direct descendants of rural musicians from Peru, and use this knowledge of folk culture in combination with their formal music studies to preserve their heritage. For more info log onto www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu. 

Anne-Sophie Mutter – 8 p.m. at the Granada Theatre – Anne-Sophie Mutter is a musical phenomenon: For 40 years, the German violin marvel has won 4 Grammy Awards, making her mark on the classical music scene as a soloist, mentor and visionary. For more info and tickets log onto www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu. 

9

Youth Mental Health First Aid – 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. this class is solely in Spanish at the Carpinteria Children’s Project, 5201 8th St. – This course provides an action plan that teaches you to recognize the warning signs and understand the risk factors for mental health and substance use concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and how to connect youth to appropriate care. Register at www.youthwell.org. 

Still Alice: Understanding Alzheimer’s – 7:30 p.m. at UCSB Campbell Hall – Alzheimer’s doesn’t have to be your brain’s destiny, says Harvard-trained neuroscientist and bestselling author Lisa Genova. She will share the latest science investigating the disease and promising research on what each of us can do to build an Alzheimer’s-resistant brain. For more info and tickets log onto www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu. 

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra with Trip Arabica – 8 p.m. at the Lobero Theatre – Incredible originality and conception of their insightful musical stage creations that combine live music, text and stunning projections transporting the audience back in time and place. For more info and tickets log onto www.lobero.org. 

10

Mountainfilm on Tour Kids’ Showcase – 3 p.m. at UCSB Campbell Hall – Mountainfilm’s fun, engaging playlist features outstanding, entertaining short films sourced from the festival in Telluride. It’s a six-senses experience of art, adventure, culture and the environment in one eclectic and exciting program. For more info and tickets log onto www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu. 

Santa Barbara Youth Symphony Concert – 4 – 6 p.m. at the Lobero Theatre – Santa Barbara Youth Symphony brings together 70-80 of the top musicians, ages 12-18 for an incredible musical performance. For more info and tickets log onto www.lobero.org. 

Folk Orchestra SB – Celtic/British Isles – 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at El Presidio Historic Park – A local orchestra of Santa Barbara’s best musicians playing a rich amalgam of folk and classical music in exciting, unique arrangements. Log onto www.folkorchestrasb.com for more info.

12 & 13

Youth Mental Health First Aid – 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  location to be determined– This course provides an action plan that teaches you to recognize the warning signs and understand the risk factors for mental health and substance use concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and how to connect youth to appropriate care. For more info log onto www.youthwell.org. Cost is free to attend, must register. 

14

FrogWatch USA Training (2-part training on March 14/21) – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at SB Zoo – Leap into the conservation community by learning the calls of local amphibians and collecting data for FrogWatch USA.

Bestselling author Susan Orlean – 7:30 p.m. at UCSB Campbell Hall – Her latest work is The Library Book, a quest to solve a notorious cold case: Who set fire to the Los Angeles Public Library in 1986, destroying 400,000 books. Join Orlean for a conversation marked by the same wit and humanity that make her one of America’s freshest literary treasures. For more info and tickets log onto www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu. 

15 – 17 

74th Annual SB International Orchid Show – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Earl Warren Showgrounds – One of the grandest celebrations of orchids in the country the 2019 show will be themed “Orchid Magic. Log onto www.sborchidshow.com for tickets and more info. 

16

Moxi Members-Only Early Entry – 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Enjoy 90 minutes of exclusive play time throughout MOXI’s three floors + time to explore the Innovation Workshop activities. To join log onto www.moxi.org. 

Youth Mental Health First Aid – 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Mental Wellness Center, 617 Garden St. – This course provides an action plan that teaches you to recognize the warning signs and understand the risk factors for mental health and substance use concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and how to connect youth to appropriate care. For more info log onto www.youthwell.org. Cost is free to attend, must register. 

Kids Club: Monkey Around in March – 5:30 – 10:30 p.m. at SB Zoo – Parents, take the evening off while your kids take over the Zoo and enjoy dinner, s’mores, special animal encounters, and more fun activities. Includes pizza dinner and a snack. For ages 3–12 (must be self-sufficient in the restroom). Cost $30/child, $20/sibling Register online at www.sbzoo.org. 

Sansum Diabetes Research Institute 75th Gala – 6 – 11 p.m. at Rosewood Miramar Beach – the 75th anniversary of the founding of Sansum Diabetes Research Institute (SDRI) by Dr. William Sansum, the first American physician to manufacture and administer life-saving insulin to US patients right here in Santa Barbara. For ticket and info log onto www.sansum.org. 

Spring Celebration of Dance – 7 p.m. at the Lobero Theatre – The apprentice company to State Street Ballet, State Street Ballet young dancers will perform new and innovative works, in addition to classical and emerging choreography. For more info and tickets log onto www.lobero.org. 

17

St. Patrick’s Day

Buellton WIne and Chili Festival – 12 – 4:30 p.m. at Flying Flags RV Resort in Buellton – Sample from over 25 wineries, craft breweries and spirit companies! Show up hungry and try some chili and salsa made by some of the best local chefs, and restaurants, competing to take home prizes for the best chili and homemade salsa! For tickets and reservations log onto www.buelltonwineandchilifestival.com. 

21

FrogWatch USA Training – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at SB Zoo – Leap into the conservation community by learning the calls of local amphibians and collecting data for FrogWatch USA. Log onto www.sbzoo.org for more info. 

23 & 24

Princess Weekend/Save the Frogs – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at SB Zoo – Early entrance at 9 a.m., exclusively for SB Zoo Members. Wear a crown. Save a frog. Bring your princess or superhero to the Zoo! There’s no better time than springtime to honor the world’s many and varied frogs and amphibians, and meet Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, and other princesses in person, too. For more info log onto www.sbzoo.org

25

Spring Zoo Camp starts – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the SB Zoo  Runs through March 28 — Featuring age-appropriate themed programs for kids for ages 3 to 12 and includes games, behind-the-scenes visits, up-close animal introductions, hands-on science, and crafts.

April

1

April Fool’s Day

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. www.moxi.org. 

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.

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. 

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.org or 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.com for details. 

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.org for 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 – March themes are Potato Print Ladybugs, Paper Plate Sunny Days and more. 

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.com or call 805-642-1693. 

Public Skating at Ice in Paradise – For times and admission log onto www.iceinparadise.org for 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. 

Fairy Village at SB Museum of Natural History – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – in the Sprague Pavilion. Imagine what it’s like to live in the heart of nature as you explore this village of ultra-tiny houses made with natural materials. Log onto www.sbnature.org for more info. 

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 

“Harvey” – Runs through March 16 at the Garvin Theatre on SBCC – Elwood P. Dowd is middle-aged, mild-mannered, and relatively wealthy. He is convinced that he is attended by a six-foot-plus tall white rabbit, who has become his greatest friend. The rabbit, named Harvey, is invisible to everyone except Elwood, and his insistence on Harvey’s existence creates a social nightmare for his widowed sister Veta and her daughter Myrtle Mae. Call 805-965-5935 or log onto www.theatergroupsbcc.com for tickets and more info. 

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.