Monthly Events Calendar

May 2019

01 Che Malambo

7 pm at Granada Theatre

The Powerhouse Argentina-based company Che Malambo is back with a foot-stomping, boleadora-twirling, bombos-beating vengeance after delivering the surprise hit of A&L’s 2016-2017 season with their Santa Barbara debut. Watch out for a fiery fast-paced malambo to the contemporary stage.

02 Pop Up Opera

5 pm at 1130 State Street

The most awaited performance of Opera Santa Barbara returns to present crowd-pleasing pop-up performances in the Museum galleries. 

03 The 37th Annual Vintners Festival

1 pm at Rancho Sisquoc Winery

The Festival Grand Tasting is the highlight of the weekend. This will be done at the beautiful Rancho Sisquoc Winery in the Santa Maria Valley. Enjoy new released wines from over 70 participating member wineries, tastings from more than 30 food purveyors.

04 Buellton Brew Fest 

11:20am at 151 Sycamore Drive Buellton

Quench your thirst with a cold beer on a warm spring day. Relish in over fifty craft breweries, wineries and distilleries, exciting lawn games, live music, and plentiful food trucks. Don't forget to bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket while you enjoy the view of a beautiful sunshine.

05 Folded Hills Pope Challenge

2 pm at 3300 Via Real Carpinteria 

Hosted by Santa Barbara Polo and Raquet Club, The popular After Party (immediately following the trophy presentation at Sunday Polo) will be done in a true Cinco de Mayo style, featuring Big Joes Tacos, live music by DJ Fab, Patron Silver Margaritas (& skinny margaritas) as well as games for the kids!

06 Brass Bear Comedy Night 

7:00 pm at 28 Anacapa Strn #E 

This is in celebration of their 1 YEAR anniversary of the Brass Bear Comedy Show produced by Uriah Wesman Comedy. It's a night of entertainment with comedians from Netflix, Fox, Showtime, City Hall, Levity Live, The Comedy Store & Comedy Hideaway. To celebrate, all house beers will be $5 all night!!

07 Bell-Isserlis-Denk Trio

7 pm at Granada Theatre

Watch out for the joint performance by three of the most notable musicians, a standout trio of virtuosic performers, three longtime friends and collaborators come together to offer an unparalleled evening of music. British cellist Steven Isserlis, Violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Jeremy Denk are compelling ambassadors who have defined what it means to be a classical musician in the 21st century.

08 Chef's Table

5:00 PM at Four Seasons Resort

Dig in and Dine al fresco on Wednesdays at Bella Vista Restaurant for an interactive three-course dining experience. Executive Chef Marco Fossati will prepare your main course with fresh local ingredients.

9 Spring Adult Ceramic Class

6:00 pm at Santa Barbara Museum of Art

This course is for students of all skill levels. You will be able to develop and refine both sculptural and functional techniques of ceramics through hand building, throwing, surface decoration, and glazing techniques. Crafts are inspired by works of art in the Museum’s permanent collection and current exhibition

10 Intimate Constellations

7 pm at 513 Garden Street 

Enjoy an evening of one-acts, music, wine and conversation featuring the works of both classic and contemporary playwrights. A limit of 25 guests each evening is advised. More information and tickets can be found at or directly through EventBrite.

11 Roar and Pour

5 pm at Santa Barbara Zoo 

Sip and stroll through the zoo to see some of  your favorite wildlife. Have fun with the train rides and giraffe feedings as well as one commemorative glass. Dance along to some live entertainment and be sure to come hungry, as there will be tasty treats from food trucks available for purchase.

12 Romeo and Juliet

8 pm at Granada Theatre

The classic Romeo & Juliet will conclude the  sensational 2018-2019 season of the Santa Barbara Symphony, conducted by Maestro Nir Kabaretti. This classic tragedy by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, has inspired masterful scores by the likes of Berlioz, Prokofiev, and even Leonard Bernstein.

13 Private Charter with Captain

8 am at Santa Barbara Sailing Center

Looking for something unique to surprise the best mom of your life? Come and spend a few hours or a whole day aboard a yacht. A US Coast Guard Certified Captain will be provided by The Santa Barbara Sailing Center. Experience the fun and magic of sailing along the Santa Barbara pristine coastline.

14 Women in Science

10 am at MOXI

Women in Science is  a creative body of work by Nicole Berry, which uses the practice of portrait photography to expose how social prejudices influence the way we perceive who and what is a scientist in our world. Explore portraits of female scientists in this exhibition and hear the stories and life moments that inspired some of these scientists to pursue their career paths.

15 Mountains To Shore Bike Ride 

10 am at Santa Barbara

A bike ride that is great for all skill levels. Start off high in the mountains and head downhill. Stops included feature some of the area’s most loved locations like the Santa Barbara Mission. The amazing guides will lead you on a tour of beautiful Santa Barbara.

16 Sipping on the Sea with Sanford Winery 

6.30 pm at Santa Barbara Sailing Center 

Grab a sip of local wine or beer from Sanford Winery while enjoying a Santa Barbara Sunset aboard the Double Dolphin. There will be a representative from the winery or brewery who will be on board to pour the tastings and provide education on their selection.

17 New Works Lab 2019 

8pm at UCSB Performing Arts Theater 

Watch out for bare bones developmental productions of half-hour scripted and devised plays. The program allows you to experience  a simple 'fringe festival' level of technical and design support, so that each work may evolve in content and structure through the final performance.

18 6th Annual Airport Day

10 am at Santa Ynez Airport 

This is a free admission event that will let you see dozens of small aircrafts on display with pilots who can explain general aviation and their experiences flying. There will be free airplane rides for youngsters 8-17 years old. Pre-register for flights at

19 Nationals Premier Car Show

9:00 am at State Street

Take in the view of over 300 vintage and modern cars. Lots of food vendors will be available and live music will accompany the vehicles on display. Make sure to wear comfy shoes as the cars will span over ten blocks of State Street. Get to know more about vehicle restoration from their makers.

20 Cupcakes & Wine Tour

10 am at 34 E Haley St 

Some of the most loved cupcakes including Pomegranate Mango Chardonnay and Chocolate Blackberry Syrah will be served. Your group will be picked up by an air-conditioned shuttle early in the morning. They will give you the itinerary of the day and head up to Santa Ynez Valley. Once there, you will get to  enjoy wine tasting at some of the areas best wineries.

21 Schmooze Room

12:00 PM at Bronfman Family Jewish Community 

This event is open to all! Join the community for a nutritional café with intergenerational participation. There will be a chef-prepared lunch and special programs and lots of fun!

22 Women's Economic Ventures (WEV) 

6 pm at Santa Barbara

Catch the opportunity of joining this 1-hour orientation for those ready to become an entrepreneur, or expand their existing small business. By doing so, the representatives can help determine if the training courses, or another program is the best fit.

23 On Threaded Wings

7 pm at Lobero Theatre

This is  an evening of art and awe-inspiring dance as performers take to the air in a kinetic journey of ritual and release. The theater will be transformed into a visual narrative of colorful expression and electric strength that will leave audiences grounded and spiritually elevated.

24 Live Music

5:30 pm  at Pali Wine Co.

Have a night of good music from the local musicians who will accompany you for two hours. Sip on your favorite drink as you listen, sway and groove to the music. 

25 I Madonnari Street Painting Festival

10 am at 2201 Laguna Street

Palettes of color and culture will come together for three days this May at Old Mission Santa Barbara. Watch out for the street painters as they transform Mission Plaza using pastels on pavement to create over 150 vibrant and colorful large-scale images.

26 Wine and Cupcake Tour

10 am at 34 E Haley Street 

Indulge into some tasty treats and wine. Head on to the Santa Ynez tour. Featuring delicious sampling of wine infused cupcakes from Enjoy Cupcakes in the heart of Santa Ynez wine country.

27 Motown Mondays Dance Party

5:30 SOhO Restaurant and Music Club

This event happens the last monday of every month. Its the Motown Dance Party! Let DJ Gavin Roy & DJ Darla Bea take you back to the era of Motown with three hours of classic soul music! 

28 Taste of Santa Barbara Tour

11 am at State & Victoria Streets

Experience the  culinary offerings in an intimate food walking tour in downtown Santa Barbara. Take look into the local food scene. Tour will have stops for tastings at six different shops and restaurants, where we taste and experience the best dishes and  restaurants that make Santa Barbara the great dining destination that it is.

29 Happy Hour Silent Disco Yoga

5:00 pm at Four Seasons Resort 

This is a fun Vinyasa yoga class that is mixed with energizing tunes, free form and non-choreographed dancing outdoors. Immerse  into the beauty and motion of yoga with a pair of noise isolating wireless LED headphones. Have a glass of wine after class for a more relaxing experience. 

30 Live Music at SB Wine Therapy

8 pm at SB Wine Therapy

Show your support of the local bands every Thursday at SB Wine Therapy. Have the finest of local wine and beer. Happy hour is everyday that starts from 3-7PM. The show will follow at 8PM.

31 Music on the Water Sunset Cruise

6:30 pm at Santa Barbara Sailing Center

Experience a unique sailing time aboard the Double Dolphin, Santa Barbara’s most popular sailboat. The 50ft cruising catamaran sets sail every Friday evening starting Memorial Day and ending Labor Day for their “Music on the Water” Sunset Cruise. The cruise features a variety of music fun for friends and family of all ages. Relax and enjoy the Santa Barbara sunset on an adventure you are sure to remember.

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