Santa Barbara January Events Calendar

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Marymount Open House – 1 – 2:30 p.m. 2130 Mission Ridge Road – Junior kindergarten through fifth grade with classroom visits and presentation as well as 6th- 8th grade programs. Reservations are appreciated but walk-ins welcome. Log onto www.marymountsb.org for more info.

 

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“BJ Miller is passionate in this belief: It’s time for all of us to rethink, redesign and reimagine everything we’ve been taught to think about death.” – Oprah Winfrey

BJ Miller in conversation with Pico Iyer – 7:30 – 9 p.m. at UCSB Campbell Hall. A powerful voice for designing a better ending, Miller integrates art, spirituality and medicine in end-of-life care. For tickets and info log onto www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu.

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The Daveys Voice Film Festival – 5 – 8 p.m. Ensemble Theatre Company at the New Vic – First annual film festival of family friendly animal related films. For tickets and info log onto www.daveysvoice.org.

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Capulina Chisme Caliente – 3 – 5 p.m. at Granada Theatre – Capulina Chisme Caliente tells the story of Capulina, a telephone company employee, who eavesdrops on conversations. For tickets and info log onto www.granadasb.org/community-engagement/cine-en-domingo/.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – A full day of activities from a Unity March to a celebration honoring the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. If you would like to volunteer or more information about the events log onto www.mlksb.org.

 

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Grandeza Mexicana: A Festive Mosaic of Mexico’s Dance Traditions – 7 p.m. Isla Vista School – 6875 El Colegio Road – The group’s signature meticulous footwork and beautifully-designed costumes reflect the careful research underlying all its performance. Free to the public log onto www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu.

 

A fictitious male stripper troupe (played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians) performs a “sexylarious” improv show Jan. 19 at the Lobero.

Comic Strippers – 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Lobero Theatre – A fictitious male stripper troupe (played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians) performs a sexylarious improv comedy show. Log onto www.lobero.org.

Stand up comedy with Trevor Noah – 8 – 9:30 p.m. at Arlington Theatre – Noah’s incisive humor slips from jokes to earnest insights for a moving, thought-provoking and hilarious experience. For tickets and info log onto www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu.

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SB Audubon Winter Bird Count 4 Kids – 9 a.m. to noon at Lake Los Carneros – Participants will be guided around the lake by a naturalists recording the bird species they observe. For kids ages 8 – 16, first 75 that sign up get a free T-shirt. Log onto www.santabarbaraaudubon.org for information.

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Learning to love the Literati – 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Local poets read their work while inspirational images are projected as backdrops. Log onto www.sbma.net/events/literati.

Mountainfilm Kids’ Showcase – 3 p.m. at UCSB Campbell Hall – Admission is $10 adults, $5 children 12 and under. An eclectic and exciting program to educate and inspire audiences about culture and the environment. A selection of short adventure films will awe and amaze. For more info log onto www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu.

Grandeza Mexicana: A Festive Mosaic of Mexico’s Dance Traditions – 7 p.m. Marjorie Luke Theatre 721 E. Cota Street – The group’s signature meticulous footwork and beautifully-designed costumes reflect the careful research underlying all its performance. Free to the public log onto www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu.

 

 

 

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An Evening with Condoleezza Rice – 7:30 – 9 p.m. at the Arlington – Dr. Rice will share her unparalleled expertise on global affairs, national security and education. For tickets and info log onto www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu.

 

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Opening night for Santa Barbara International Film Festival – 8 p.m. Premiering Emilio Estevez’ ‘The Public’.

Feb.

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SBIFF Ciema Vanguard Award Willem Dafoe – 8 p.m. Arlington Theatre – For tickets and information log onto www.sbiff.org.

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SBIFF Maltin Modern Master Award Gary Oldman – 8 p.m. Arlington Theatre – For tickets and information log onto www.sbiff.org.

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SBIFF – Virtuosos Awards honoring Daniel Kaluuya, Gal Gadot, Hong Chau, John Boyega, Kumail Nanjiani, Mary J. Blige, Timothee Chalamet – 8 p.m. Arlington Theatre – For tickets and information log onto www.sbiff.org.

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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 info.

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 info.

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

Saturdays-

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

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 – 8:30-10 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

Branch Out: Nature Escape Room – Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History 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.

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History – Twinkle, Twinkle for Little Stars, 11 a.m.; Cosmic Safari, noon; Kids’ Space Adventure, 1 p.m.; What’s Up, 2 p.m.; Your Cosmic Quest (en Espanol Los Domingos), 3 p.m.

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

Every day

“It’s a Wonderful Life” – SBCC’s Theatre Group production runs 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-6 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sundays. Log onto www.lanefarmssb.com for what’s in season!

Base Camp – 10 a.m-5 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Several exhibits include a naturalist field station, build zone, search zone, nature art zone and more. Runs through mid-2018. Log onto www.sbnature.org for more info.

Weekly

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

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