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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...

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...

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...

Vienna Philharmonic Comes to Santa Barbara

Vienna Philharmonic Comes to Santa Barbara February 28, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Calling all lovers of European classical music! Santa Barbara’s historic Granada Theatre—an iconic downtown structure built in 1924, which recently underwent a massive restoration, bringing it back to its original grandeur—welcomes for the first time the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra....

Valentine’s Day in Santa Barbara

Valentine’s Day in Santa Barbara February 7, 2011 | Events, Food, Things to Do | Read More
Let’s face it, there’s an inevitable air of anticipation in the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day—whether you find the occasion romantic or choose to walk around mumbling, “Hallmark holiday,” February 14th comes with both hype and heartfelt expectations. But, faster...

Super Bowl Sunday… SUNday… SUNDAY!

Super Bowl Sunday… SUNday… SUNDAY! February 6, 2011 | Events, Food | Read More
It’s a few hours away…the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers are shining their helmets for Super Bowl XLV, which will air today at 3:30 pm (Pacific Standard time). Where are you going to watch the game? While I prefer to kick back on my couch in my cozies with salty chips and a...

New Year’s Eve in Santa Barbara

New Year’s Eve in Santa Barbara December 29, 2010 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
There are quite a few questions to ask yourself when making New Year’s Eve plans—especially if you ring in the new year while visiting a foreign city. If you’re kicking off 2011 in Santa Barbara, consider this: Are you a watch-the-ball-drop-at-home kind of person? The bubbly-puts-you-to-bed-before-midnight...
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