Articles by kwanberg

Channel Islands HeliTours

Channel Islands HeliTours April 30, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Check out the sights of the Central Coast and the lush Channel Islands with a bird’s eye view of the landscape on a Channel Islands Helicopter tour (from $250 for three passengers). Based out of Oxnard airport, heli-tours by chief pilot Daniel Casey take off for flights from Los Angeles to Santa...

Style Your Sole

Style Your Sole April 30, 2011 | Events | Read More
Head to Santa Barbara’s prAna at Santa Barbara Outfitters, 1200 State St., Santa Barbara, tomorrow for a SOLE-ful Sunday of live music and artful footwear. If you purchase a pair of TOMS shoes, one of eight local artists will be available to customize your kicks for free. Each artist has donated...

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo April 30, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Celebrate the fifth of May and Santa Barbara’s rich cultural heritage at the 20th annual Cinco de Mayo Festival on May 7th and 8th, from 11 am until 10 pm. Head to Plaza de la Guerra and at the historic Casa de la Guerra to enjoy live music, tasty Mexican fare, craft booths, frosty drinks, and...

Party with the Chefs: Anthony Bourdain & Eric Ripert

Party with the Chefs: Anthony Bourdain & Eric Ripert April 29, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
If you appreciate spicy demeanor along with your spicy food, you’ll love rubbing elbows with outspoken chef, writer, and  host of Travel Channel’s No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain, who hosts a rousing lecture and conversation with the charming Eric Ripert—of Bravo’s Top Chef and...

Ventura’s Summer Soirees

Ventura’s Summer Soirees April 29, 2011 | Events | Read More
The summer months are quickly approaching, and now’s the time to mark your calendar for some good, old fashioned fun on Central Coast shores. First stop, Ventura: MUSIC: Indie West Fest: 30 national Indie bands at the Ventura County Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 4, from 11 am to 6 pm. The Johnny...

Santa Barbara Flashback: Cinema Vérité

Santa Barbara Flashback: Cinema Vérité April 26, 2011 | What's New | Read More
An American Family, a groundbreaking, 12-part PBS documentary series set in Santa Barbara in the 1970s featured Pat and Bill Loud and their five teens. The series was the first-ever foray into the genre of reality television, and the Loud family rose to fame—revealing their personal family drama along...

An Evening of Stories by David Sedaris

An Evening of Stories by David Sedaris April 25, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
King of witty prose and self-deprecating snark, author and humorist David Sedaris graces the stage April 29 at 8 pm Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theater. The sardonic writer will keep fans laughing with excerpts from his candid essays and books—including Naked, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and...

Feeling Lucky?

Feeling Lucky? April 20, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Did you know the Central Coast has a casino smack dab in the middle of Santa Ynez wine country? The Chumash Casino Resort is not only the spot for slots, table games, and Bingo, but it hosts a lineup of entertainers and boxing champions in its Samala Showroom. This spring, the 1,400-seat theater welcomes...

St. Patty’s Day in Santa Barbara

St. Patty’s Day in Santa Barbara March 17, 2011 | Events | Read More
If rollicking Celtic tunes get your feet moving and beer happens to be your libation of choice, holy Guinness, St. Patrick’s Day is YOUR holiday! There’s no denying that Dargan’s Irish Pub and Restaurant is the place to be on this green-hued, blurry-eyed evening. The watering hole is...

All Hail the County Bowl: This Spring’s Lineup

All Hail the County Bowl: This Spring’s Lineup February 28, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Spring is right around the corner, and with it comes coveted concerts at The Santa Barbara Bowl. Built in 1936, the county amphitheater was originally constructed to host the town’s annual Fiesta performances. Located in the area of town known as the Riviera, the outdoor 4,565-seat venue has ocean...