Santa Barbara June Events Calendar
June Events Calendar
Whale Whisperer – 7 – 8:30 p.m. at SB Maritime Museum – Gray Whale Wisdom founders and Breath of the Whales authors Keith Grey Hale & Carolyn Gorman open a dialogue exploring cetacean science and the connection between humans and whales. Cost is $5/members and $15/non-members. Log onto www.sbmm.org for more info.
Member Appreciation Weekend – June 9 – 11 at SB Museum of Art with daily raffle prizes, family fun and more. Log onto www.sbma.net.
Central Library celebrates 100 years – 7:30 p.m. A fundraiser hosted by the Friends of the Santa Barbara Public Library, is a launch party for Library Book, an anthology by noted writers. Over 70 new essays were commissioned for the book, which will be available for sale. Log onto www.sbplibrary.org for more information and events.
Kids Club: S’mores Summer – 5:30 – 10 p.m. – Santa Barbara Zoo – Parents, take the evening off while your kids take over the Zoo and enjoy dinner, special animal encounters, night tours, s’mores, and more fun activities. For ages 3–12 (must be self-sufficient) Cost is $30/child; $20 each sibling. Register at www.sbzoo.org.
SB Jazz Society Jon Mayer Quartet – 1 – 4 p.m. at SOho. Cost is $15 for Jazz Society members and $25 for non members; $7 for local musicians with membership and $5 for full-time students. For more information log onto sbjazz.org.
Beer Fest Brunch – 2 – 5 p.m. at Angel Oak at the Bacara Resort. This leisurely afternoon includes Chef stations by Angel Oak’s famed Chef Vincent Lesage, paired with dozens of craft beer by our region’s top brew masters. Cost is $50 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity to register log onto www.gogoleta.com.
Rikka Zimmerman performs Global Return to Love – 7 – 9 p.m. at Unity Church of Santa Barbara, 227 E. Arrellaga. Free and open to the public as well as livestream. Log onto www.globalceremony.com for more information.
Sunset Sips at SB Zoo – 5 – 7 p.m. – Guests can drink in the view – and local wine – at the Zoo’s scenic hilltop on the third Thursdays of June and July. Enjoy special animal encounters, train rides, and hors d’oeuvres. For guests ages 21+ only. Cost: $30/person, includes GO VINO glass. Register at www.sbzoo.org.
Fiesta Ranchera – 5 – 10 p.m. at 304 N. Los Carneros Rd Goleta – A festive evening of fun, food, music, and dancing celebrating the community’s Spanish history and culture. Performances by Junior Spirit and Spirit of Fiesta and live music will entertain. To purchase tickets log onto www.gogoleta.com.
IMPROVology – 7 – 9 p.m. at SB Zoo – IMPROVology is a live, family-friendly mashup of science and comedy. 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,”. Cost is $15/person or $12/zoo members, register at www.sbzoo.org for more info.
Watercolor “Playshop” – 2 – 6 p.m. at SB Zoo – Explore nature’s colors in the Tropical Aviary. Sip wine and relax as your Zoo instructor guides you through an easy-to-follow method of creating your own watercolor masterpiece. Class size is limited to 10. Cost is $70/person or $60/member register at www.sbzoo.org.
The Boatmaker – 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the SB Maritime Museum – A short documentary film about Santa Barbara architect Ken Minor, who spent 25 years hand building a beautiful 30’ Bristol Channel Cutter wooden sailboat in a barn next to his house deep in Sycamore Canyon, Santa Barbara, with the dream of sailing around the world. Cost is $5/members and $15/non-members. Log onto www.sbmm.org for more info.
43rd Annual Summer Solstice Celebration – 4 – 9 p.m. Alameda Park – For main stage lineup log onto www.solsticeparade.com.
Solstice Parade – Noon – Begins at State and Cota Streets. The theme for 2017 is “Celebrating Unity”. The Summer Solstice Parade features more than 1,000 parade participants, complete with extravagant floats, whimsical costumes and creatively choreographed dancing ensembles. The festival will continue until 8 p.m. at Alameda Park. For main stage lineup log onto www.solsticeparade.com.
Santa Barbara Wine and Food Festival – 3 – 6 p.m. at SB Museum of Natural History – Mingle with winemakers, bakers, and chefs in the sunshine, under the oak trees. Guests will enjoy the best of Central Coast Wine and food. For tickets and more info log onto www.sbnature.org/winefestival.
Family Sleepover Safari at SB Zoo – 6:30 p.m. – Go on a Sleepover Safari and enjoy adventure, exotic animals, and lots of fun right here in Santa Barbara! Your family will enjoy behind-the-scenes tours, animal encounters, train rides, movies, games, a pizza dinner, and a pancake breakfast after you’ve spent the night at the Zoo. Cost is $70/person or $60/member register at www.sbzoo.org.
Summer Solstice Celebration – Noon – 6 p.m. at Alameda Park. The children’s parade will be at 2:30 p.m. starting at the main stage and travel through the park to end at the Children’s Stage. For main stage lineup and children’s activities log onto www.solsticeparade.com.
Shipmates – Exhibition of the Crew – 5:30 – 7 p.m. at SB Maritime Museum – A show put together by the SBMM staff and artists ranging from palette knife paintings, photography, computer graphics, stamps and paintings. Cost is free to the public. Log onto www.sbmm.org for more info.
Red, White and Brew Garden – 1 – 4 p.m. at SB Maritime Museum – Featuring beers from Telegraph Brewing Company, Topa Topa Brewing Company, and M. Special Brewing Company and food from The Blue Owl, Sama Sama Kitchen and Wildwood Kitchen. Cost is $25 in advance and members or $35 at the door. There will be a shuttle service, log onto www.sbmm.org for more info.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 –
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. June 10/11 – Pet Rocks, June 17/18 – Zoo Map Butterflies and June 24/25 – Paper Giraffes. Cost is free with Zoo admission. www.sbzoo.org
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!
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.
Kids Space Adventure – 1 p.m. at SB Museum of Natural History. Come and ask questions about the universe!
Santa Barbara Museum of Art –
David Wiesner and the Art of Wordless Story – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays – Saturdays, through May 14, at Santa Barbara Museum of Art https://www.sbma.net/exhibitions/wiesner or 805-963-4364.
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.