November Santa Barbara Family Life Events Calendar

November SBFLM Events Calendar

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IMPROVology – 7 – 9 p.m. at Santa Barbara Zoo – Mix comedians with animal experts, add cool stories about fascinating critters, and everyone ends up happy as clams. It’s “Whose Line is it Anyway?” meets a “TED Talk,”. Log onto www.sbzoo.org for more information.

8 – SBCC Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life – Runs Nov. 8 – 18 Fri-Sat shows at 7:30 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. Student showcase of the beloved holiday classic directed by Katie Laris. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. ticket prices are $18 general/$15 seniors & SBCC staff/$10 students and seating is general admission. Call the Garvin Theatre Box Office at 805-965-5935 or purchase tickets online at www.theatregroupsbcc.com.

“New Discoveries in Science and Religion: Are We Built to Flourish with Faith?” – 5:30 p.m. at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. – Jeff Schloss, who directs the Center of Faith, Ethics and Life Sciences and is T.B. Walker professor in the natural and behavioral sciences at Westmont, will explore the science of belief in a lecture. Free to the public, for more information call 565-6051.

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Precious Cargo – Saving the Biological Riches of the Channel Islands – 7 p.m. at Santa Barbara Martime Museum – 113 Harbor Way – Lecture by Eamon O’Byrne, California Islands Conservation Director. Contact education@sbmm.org or call 456-8741 for tickets or more info.

Samantha Bee – 8 p.m. at the Arlington – The first woman to host her own late-night satirical news show. Log onto www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu for more information.

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To commemorate Veterans Day in Santa Barbara, The Jurkowitz Center for Community Engagement is pleased to partner with the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation to screen Thank You For Your Service at 7 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the Granada Theatre.

Thank You For Your Service – 7 – 10 p.m. at the Granada Theatre – To commemorate Veterans Day in Santa Barbara, The Jurkowitz Center for Community Engagement is pleased to partner with the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation to screen Thank You For Your Service. Log onto www.granadasb.org for more information.

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Supak’a: Sharing Chumash Culture – 10 a.m. at the SB Museum of Natural History – Collaboration with the Barbareno/Ventureno Band of Chumash Indians, Northern Chumash and Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. An event that showcases the revitalization efforts of Chumash communities and the rich traditions of the indigenous peoples of this region. Log onto www.sbnature.org for more information.

Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries – 9 p.m. at SOho – Event is for 21 and older, tickets are $8 at the door – log onto www.sohosb.com for details.

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Rainforest Awareness Day – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Zoo – Zookeepers offer informal activities relating to rainforest-dwelling animals and educate guests about the importance of the world’s tropical rainforests. Log onto www.sbzoo.org for more information.

Ramen Fest is on Nov. 12 and enjoy delicious ramen tastings from each participating restaurant and vote for your favorite one with a portion of the proceeds donated to No Kid Hungry

RamenFest – 12 – 4 p.m. at the Outpost at The Goodland, a Kimpton Hotel 5650 Calle Real in Goleta. Enjoy delicious ramen tastings from each participating restaurant and vote for your favorite one with a portion of the proceeds donated to No Kid Hungry. Log onto https://nightout.com/events/ramenfest-2017/tickets.

Living in the Kingdom of Heaven Right Here and Now – 2 p.m. in the Faulkner Gallery at Santa Barbara Public Library. Speaker José de Dios Mata, a practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing gives a free presentation.

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Science Pub: Concrete Jungle – 6:30 p.m. at Dargan’s Irish Pub in Santa Barbara with Dr. Peter Alagona of UCSB. Quench your thirst for knowledge about science and nature. No tickets or reservations required, but be sure to get to Dargan’s early for a seat. Log onto www.sbnature.org for more information.

 

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 “Marine Megatropolis,” will be at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 16 at the SB Martime Museum.

Marine Megatropolis 1974 – 1981 – 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum – 113 Harbor Way – Bob Evans and Andy McMullen photo-documented the marine life as it developed beneath the offshore oil platforms of the Santa Barbara Channel between 1974 and 1981.

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Imago Theatre – La Belle: Lost in the World of Automaton – UCSB Campbell Hall – Refined passenger Lady Rose and the ship coal stoker reenact the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast in a whimsical, kinetic world of more than 100 astonishing automata, puppets and dazzling non-digital effects. Tickets are $14 – 20, log onto www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu for more information.

For nearly three decades, Kim Wilson has been the voice and soul of the Texas band The Fabulous Thunderbirds. He is featured on Nov. 18 at the Carrillo Rec Center by the SB Blues Society.

Santa Barbara Blues Society – 7 p.m. at the Carrillo Recreation Center 100 E. Carrillo St. Multiple award winning singer “Goleta Slim” and co-founder of the Thunderbirds. For more information log onto www.sbblues.org.

Santa Barbara Women’s Club Annual Bazaar – For more information log onto www.sbwomensclub.com.

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Winter Concert by Prime Time Band – 2 p.m. at San Marcos High School Auditorium 4750 Hollister Ave – Visit www.ptband.org for more information.

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Fall Zoo Camp – Runs from Nov. 20 – 24 at the Santa Barbara Zoo – Zoo Camp has a special program during Thanksgiving break 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 and more. Log onto www.sbzoo.org for more information and cost.

 

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Thanksgiving Day

Pumpkin Smash – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Zoo – Watch as the elephants, gorillas, and other Zoo animals play and interact with pumpkins. Cost: free with Zoo admission. Log onto www.sbzoo.org for more information.

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Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 956 Maple Ave Carpinteria – The Carpinteria Valley Museum of History is hosting the 36th annual fair with hand made items from custom apparel, jewelry, ornaments, decorations, art, photography and more. There will be food booths and live music. Log onto www.caprinteriahistoricalmuseum.org for more information.

 

December

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Pink Martini – 8 p.m. at the Arlington Theatre. The globetrotting “little orchestra” that draws inspiration from classic Hollywood musicals and crosses genres to make an eclectic, modern sound. Log onto artsandlectures.ucsb.edu.

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The Santa Barbara Zoo’s snow leopards are Everett, pictured, and Zoe.

Snow Leopard Festival/Sledding – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Zoo – Kids sled down the Zoo’s “mini-Himalayan” mountains and play in the snow area. Enjoy snow leopard zookeeper talks, snow leopard arts and crafts, and photos with Santa. Early 9 a.m. entry for SB Zoo Members only!

Explorer Funday activity is making a unique snow leopard spots with paint from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Log onto www.sbzoo.org for more information.

 

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. Cost is free with Zoo admission. For the event theme each week log onto www.sbzoo.org

Every day

SBCC’s Theatre Group “It’s a Wonderful Life” – starts Nov. 8 – 18 at Garvin Theatre on the SBCC west campus. For tickets and show times log onto www.theatregroupsbcc.com.

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

Base Camp – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. This will be several exhibits featuring a naturalist field station, build zone, search zone, nature art zone and more at the SB Museum of Natural History. Runs daily and most weekends with a naturalist on site through mid-2018. Log onto www.sbnature.org for more information.

Weekly

Brain Injury Survivors group – 11 – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at Jodi House located at 625 Chapala Street. Invites caregivers and survivors of stroke, aneurysm and traumatic brain injuries on community reintegration. Log onto www.jodihouse.org for more information.

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