Events Calendar August 1 – September 4

Ventura County Fair begins

Sugar Ray will be among the artists performing at the Ventura County Fair from Aug. 2 – 13.

The Ventura County fair runs from Aug. 2-13 at 10 W. Harbor Blvd. in Ventura. Complete information and tickets are available at www.venturacountyfair.org, but here are the entertainment highlights.

Aug. 2 – Motorsports

Aug. 3 – Smash Mouth at 7:30 p.m.; Sugar Ray at 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 4 – Huey Lewis and the News at 7:30 p.m.; KC and the Sunshine band 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 6 – Noel Torres at 3 p.m.; Banda Carnaval at 3 p.m.; Chiquis Rivera at 3 p.m.

Aug. 7 – Billy Currington at 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 8 – The Spinners at 1 p.m.; Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds at 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 9 – Shinedown at 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 10 – Gabriel Iglesias “Fluffy Mania,” 20 years of comedy, at 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 11 – Wynonna and the Big Noise – 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 12 – PRCA Rodeo – 2 and 7 p.m.

Aug. 13 – PRCA Rodeo – 2 and 7 p.m.

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August Events Calendar

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La Fiesta Pequeña – 8 p.m. “Little Fiesta” is a colorful, historical program that includes traditional songs and dance from Californios, Flamenco, Spanish classical and Mexican folklorico, an appearance by Saint Barbara, and a special performance from the 2016 Spirit of Fiesta.

2017 Spirit of Fiesta Norma Escarcega

Santa Barbara Mission and Courthouse Fiesta Docent Tours – log onto www.oldspanishdays-fiesta.org for times. Every day during Fiesta (Aug. 2-6).

“On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” – 7:30 p.m. at UCSB Campbell Hall – James Bond uncovers an audacious biological warfare scheme involving beautiful women from around the world and must infiltrate a hidden stronghold in the treacherous Swiss Alps. Free, courtesy of Santa Barbara County Parks and Community Services departments and Big Green Cleaning Company, with support from the UCSB Freshman Summer Start Program.

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La Misa del Presidente – 10 a.m. – Old Mission Santa Barbara

Professional Bull Riders (PBR) – 7:30 p.m. at Earl Warren Showgrounds Arena.

Las Noches de Ronda – 8 p.m. in the Sunken Gardens of the Santa Barbara County Courthouse. The evening performances feature spectacular dances and songs, from the fire of flamenco to the charm of Mexican folklórico dances.

Celebracion de los Dignatarios – 5 – 10 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Zoo

El Desfile Historico (Historical Parade) Noon – Descendants of local Native Americans, Spanish pioneers, the Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West, and local service clubs and other organizations all re-enact historical scenes. Starts at west end of Cabrillo, east along the beach to State Street and then up to Sola Street.

Flor y Canto – 7 p.m. – Santa Barbara Courthouse – Here is a rare opportunity to see the original Spanish California dances and songs of the 19th century.

PRCA Rodeo – 7:30 p.m. – Bareback Riding, Tie-down Roping, Steer Stopping, Mutton Bustin’, Saddle Bronc Riding, PRCA Team Roping, Barrel Racing and Bull Riding.

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Superstar soprano Renee Fleming joins conductor Alan Gilbert and the Academy Festival Orchestra in a sensational season finale on Aug. 5.

Renee Fleming and Alan Gilbert – 7:30 p.m. Granada Theatre – Presented by Music Academy of the West – Superstar soprano joins conductor Alan Gilbert and the Academy Festival Orchestra in a sensational season finale. Tickets are $10 -$104. Call 899-2222 or www.ticketing.granadasb.org.

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Fiesta Stock Horse Show and Rodeo (Competencia De Los Vaqueros) 7 a.m. – Tri-Counties riders compete in amateur Steer Stopping, Team and Tie-down Roping and Open Ranch Horse Class.

El Desfile De Los Niños (Children’s Parade) 10 a.m. – The charming Children’s Parade is organized by the City Parks and Recreation Department. Young people of Santa Barbara, their parents, and other parade participants don traditional costumes and celebrate the rich culture of the area. The parade proceeds down State Street, from Victoria Street to Ortega Street. To participate in the parade, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 805-564-5418 for an application.

Fiesta Arts and Crafts Show – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Stroll along the beautiful beachfront Cabrillo Boulevard just West of Stearns Wharf and browse for handmade treasures created by local artisans.

PRCA Rodeo – 7:30 p.m. Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association events, including Bareback Riding, Tie-down Roping, Steer Stopping, Mutton Bustin’, Saddle Bronc Riding, PRCA Team Roping, Barrel Racing and Bull Riding.

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Fiesta Stock Horse Show and Rodeo (Competencia De Los Vaqueros) 8 a.m. – Tri-Counties riders compete in amateur Steer Stopping, Team and Tie-down Roping and Open Ranch Horse Class

Fiesta Arts and Crafts Show – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Rodeo (Final Event) – 2 p.m. at Earl Warren Showgrounds

West Coast Symphony – 3:30 p.m. – free concert

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“The Spy Who Loved Me” – 7:30 p.m. at UCSB Campbell Hall – James Bond (Roger Moore) teams up with his alluring Soviet counterpart, Major Anya Amasova (Barbara Bach), to battle megalomaniacal shipping magnate Karl Stromberg (Curt Jurgens), who is intent on destroying New York City and creating an undersea kingdom. Free, courtesy of Santa Barbara County Parks and Community Services departments and Big Green Cleaning Company, with support from the UCSB Freshman Summer Start Program.

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“The Spy Who Loved Me” – 7:30 p.m. at County Courthouse – James Bond (Roger Moore) teams up with his alluring Soviet counterpart, Major Anya Amasova (Barbara Bach), to battle megalomaniacal shipping magnate Karl Stromberg (Curt Jurgens), who is intent on destroying New York City and creating an undersea kingdom. Free, courtesy of Santa Barbara County Parks and Community Services departments and Big Green Cleaning Company.

 

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Science Pub: The American Eclipse – 6:30 p.m. featuring Santa Barbara Natural History Museum – Astronomy Programs Manager Javier Riviera talks about the upcoming solar eclipse; Dargan’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 18 E. Ortega St. Admission is free, must be 21 or older.

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“Golden Eye” – 7:30 p.m. at UCSB Campbell Hall – Only James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) can save the world from an awesome space weapon that could destroy the earth in one pulse. Free, courtesy of Santa Barbara County Parks and Community Services departments and Big Green Cleaning Company, with support from the UCSB Freshman Summer Start Program.

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Afterparty at Moxi – Shine – 7 – 10 p.m. This Moxi afterparty will revolve around our sun, the eclipse, solar energy, other stars in the sky, and light. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door; includes the first drink. Additional beer, wine and food available for purchase. Must be 21 and older; more info at www.moxi.org.

“Golden Eye” – 7:30 p.m. at SB County Courthouse – Only James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) can save the world from an awesome space weapon that could destroy the earth in one pulse. Free, courtesy of Santa Barbara County Parks and Community Services departments and Big Green Cleaning Company.

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Family Sleepover Safari – Behind-the-scenes tours, animal encounters, train rides, movies, games, a pizza dinner, and a pancake breakfast after spending the night at the zoo. Cost $70/person, $60/person for SB Zoo Members. Register at https://reservations.sbzoo.org/Info.aspx?ActivityID=397.

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Classes start at Santa Barbara City College – Log onto www.sbcc.edu for registration, a virtual tour and more.

 

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“Skyfall” – 7:30 p.m. at UCSB Campbell Hall – Undercover agents around the world are exposed and 007 must take to the shadows to track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. Free, courtesy of Santa Barbara County Parks and Community Services departments and Big Green Cleaning Company, with support from the UCSB Freshman Summer Start Program.

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Media Access Awards – 5:30 p.m. at Santa Barbara Maritime Museum – TV Santa Barbara presents the Raise Your Voice Media Awards that recognize the creators of outstanding and innovative multimedia content on broadcast and online platforms. Awards will be presented to Lance Orozco, Coalition Against Gun Violence, MIT Enterprise Forum of the Central Coast, and more. Bill Cirone is the honorary chairman of the event and Geoff Green is the emcee. Red-carpet attire is suggested. Tickets at www.mediaawards.tbsb.tv or call Courtney Frazer at 805-517-1721.

“Skyfall” – 7:30 p.m. at SB County Courthouse – Undercover agents around the world are exposed and 007 must take to the shadows to track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. Free, courtesy of Santa Barbara County Parks and Community Services departments and Big Green Cleaning Company.

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Field Trip to Carpinteria Tar Pits – 9 a.m. to noon – Explore and learn about local geology as it relates to the formation of fossil fuels and “tar” with Geologist Sabina Thomas and the SB Museum of Natural History. Cost is $45 for members; $50 for non-members; pre-registration required; log onto www.sbnature.org/tickets.

Zoofari Ball XXXII: TikiFari at Santa Barbara Zoo – 5:30 – 11 p.m. A retro-inspired party straight out of the South Seas. Wear your finest Hawaiian shirt or kitschy getup to chill out under the palm trees and enjoy an icy cold, fruity mai tai or zombie. Buy online at https://sbzoo.ejoinme.org/reservations.

 

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Live Dive – 11 a.m. at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center on Stearn’s Wharf – Watch and interact with scuba divers as they explore our local coastal ecosystems such as sea grass beds, kelp forests and more. Ask the divers questions while learning about the habitats and organisms under Stearns Wharf and beyond. Free.

CONTINUING EVENTS

Sundays

Sea Stories for Families – Enjoy interactive story readings at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s Sea Center at 211 Stearns Wharf. Program free with admission; www.sbnature.org or 805-962-2526.

Shark Sundays – 3:30 p.m. at the Sea Center, 211 Stearns Wharf. Watch staff feed sharks and rays. Observe shark feeding behaviors, and maybe help throw in a few pieces too; www.sbnature.org or 805-962-2526.

Studio Sunday on the Front Steps – 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art located at 1130 State Street – Log onto www.sbma.net for more information.

Tuesdays

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

Bug Out Tuesdays – 11 a.m. – Crawl, fly, swim, or flutter over to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History to learn about the amazing connections invertebrates have to the natural world with rotating activities, art, games, and more. Included in admission. Log onto www.sbnature.org.

Octopus Tuesdays – 4 p.m. – Watch an octopus consume a meal. Discover camouflage behaviors as you learn more about these intelligent invertebrates at the Sea Center at 211 Stearns Wharf; free with admission; www.sbnature.org or 805-962-2526.

Members-only morning at the Moxi – 8:30 to 10 a.m. – MOXI Members enjoy exclusive exploration, play and discovery throughout the museum’s 17,000 square feet of exhibits.

Thursdays

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

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

Spring Adult Ceramics Class – 6 – 9 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art located at 1130 State Street – Log onto www.sbma.net for more information.

Free Thursday Evenings at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art – 5 – 8 p.m. Log onto www.sbma.net for more information.

Saturdays-

Science on Site – Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History – Check www.sbnature.org for times and topics.

Portal to the Plant – 1 – 3 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center.

Members-only morning at the Moxi – 8:30 to 10 a.m. – MOXI Members enjoy exclusive exploration, play and discovery throughout the museum’s 17,000 square feet of exhibits.

Sundays

Shark Sundays – 3:30 p.m. – Watch the Sea Center staff feed sharks and rays. Observe shark feeding behaviors, and if you’re lucky, help throw in a few pieces too! Included with admission to the Sea Center. 211 Stearns Wharf. Log onto www.sbnature.org for more info.

Saturdays & Sundays

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History –

Branch Out – Nature Escape Room – Until Aug. 19-20 – times vary from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Modeled off the popular “escape room” movement, games are brought to life where kids are the heroes on a quest to solve an environmental mission before time runs out.  Register at www.branchoutgames.com. Call 682-4711 ext. 162 for more info.

11 a.m. – Twinkle, Twinkle for Little Stars

Noon – Cosmic Safari

1 p.m. – Kids’ Space Adventure

2 p.m. – What’s Up

3 p.m. – Your Cosmic Quest (en Espanol Los Domingos)

Santa Barbara Zoo –

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Explorer Fundays activities are held every Saturday & Sunday in the Explore Store. Aug. 5/6 Plastic Spoon Bunnies; Aug. 12/13 Coffee Filter Jellyfish; Aug. 19/20 Walnut Shell Turtles; Aug. 26/27 CD Elephants. Cost is free with Zoo admission. www.sbzoo.org

Every day

Lane Farms – Local, homegrown and organic produce – open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sundays. Log onto www.lanefarmssb.com for what’s in season!

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Design in Nature – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. the selected examples of early woodblock, engraving and lithography highlight the discovery of the bounties of the plant world, the origins of botany and methods of printmaking at the SB Museum of Natural History.

Bugs, Outside the Box – Saturday, May 27- Sept. 10

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is crawling with excitement as it presents its newest exhibit, Bugs… Outside the Box. Now is your chance to examine all the intricacies of the insect world….without a microscope! From beetles to butterflies, the exhibition features a literal army of giant bug sculptures with one aim in mind – shining a light on museum collections, taxonomy, and the power of magnification. Come experience where SCIENCE and ART collide! Learn more at www.sbnature.org.

Insecta – 10 a.m.

Bug Boot Camp – 10:30 a.m.

DINO-SOAR! The origin of birds – 12:45 – 1:30 p.m. All ages tour

Kids Space Adventure – 1 p.m. at SB Museum of Natural History. Come and ask questions about the universe!

Video Organisms by Ethan Turpin – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Moxi Museum. Video feedback patterns draw themselves without a computer.  A tilted camera shoots a video of a wall while a projector shows that video live on the same wall.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art –

You are Going on a Trip – May 28 through Aug. 20 – A selection of highlights from the Museum’s collection, focusing on works produced between the 1940s and 1970s and including artists such as Charles Garabedian, Henri Matisse, Eduardo Paolozzi , Larry Rivers, Andy Warhol, June Wayne, and many others. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays – Saturdays, at Santa Barbara Museum of Art 805-963-4364 or www.sbma.net.