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*All events, times, and dates are subject to change.



JULIA MORGAN TOUR
Ongoing
Hearst Castle, San Simeon. New to the castle’s offerings is a 120-minute tour about the architect behind the creation of William Randolph Hearst’s legendary residence. View rarely seen areas that highlight her design and photographic displays of her architectural drawings. For more information and tickets please click here. Photo Courtesy of Highway 1 Disovery Route.



SOOLIP CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOPS
Ongoing
Discovering Soolip Creative Arts Workshops feels like finding a key inscribed with your initials on the forest floor. Open the door to your creativity in the setting of small Soolip gatherings, intimate happenings. Rare opportunities to call up your spirit and express your heart’s desire using an array of media and materials. For more information please click here. Photo Courtesy of Soolip.



SUNDAY POLO MATCHES
May 7-October 15, 2024
Not a member of the Santa Barbara Polo Club? On Sundays at 3 p.m., nonmembers can watch a match, stomp divots, and join in on all the traditional horsey hoopla. For more information and tickets please click here.



WEST COAST KUSTOMS CRUISIN’ NATIONALS
May 24–26, 2024
Downtown Santa Maria and Santa Maria Fairpark. Custom cars are king at this showcase of autos that begins with a Hall of Fame dinner followed by a cruise through town, a weekend car show with live music, a movie-car show, roller-skating, a Sunday swap meet, and an auction. For more information please click here. Photo: Courtesy of West Coast Kustoms.



INTRODUCTION TO SPINNING WITH A DROP SPINDLE
May 25, 2024
The Crafter’s Library, Santa Barbara. Take a class in an ancient technique of spinning yarn. For more information and tickets please click here. Photo Courtesy of The Crafter’s Library.



SERENITY & REVOLUTION
Through May 26, 2024
Santa Barbara Museum of Art. See how artists interpreted 20th century changes and tragedies, such as the mass casualties of World War I, despair due to economic depression, colonized people struggling for freedom, and the rise of Communism, Fascism, and totalitarian dictatorship. For more information and tickets please click here. Photo: Charles Sheeler, Still Life with Pitcher and Peaches, 1923. Crayon and pencil on paper.



A TOAST TO HOME
May 30, 2024
Santa Barbara Historical Museum. Be part of the solution to end homelessness in Santa Barbara by joining PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) for a fundraising evening of cocktails, dinner, and live music in a lovely outdoor setting. For more information and tickets please click here.



DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Through May 2024
Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Thousand Oaks. Six evenings set the stage for enlightenment from politician Liz Cheney, former lieutenant general H.R. McMaster, neuroscientist Lisa Genova, author Thomas Friedman, actor Goldie Hawn, and astronomer Moogega Cooper. For more information and tickets please click here.



ICE BEAR
Through May 31, 2024
The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. Brrrr. View two dozen images of polar bears in the frozen tundra of Manitoba in an exhibition of work by photographer Ralph A. Clevenger, who captures them in their moments of struggle and survival. For more information please click here. Photo Courtesy of Ralph Clevenger.



POP-UP ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL
May 31-June 29, 2024
Enjoy free live entertainment, like the New West Symphony, the Lao Tizer Band, My Son the Hurricane, and Changüí Majadero, on weekend evenings at locations throughout Thousand Oaks. For more information and tickets please click here. Photo: Courtesy of Mike Fasano.



FIRESTONE WALKER INVITATIONAL BEER FEST
June 1, 2024
Paso Robles Event Center. Representatives from a whopping 60-plus breweries around the world show up at this beer, live music, and food fest offering foamy delights and bites from more than 20 local restaurants and purveyors. Proceeds benefit Paso Robles Pioneer Day. For more information and tickets please click here.



JANNA IRELAND: TRUE STORY INDEX
Through June 2, 2024
Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. Themes of family, home, and Black identity in American culture are represented in this exhibition, the largest presentation of the photographer’s work to date. For more information and tickets please click here.



WINE, FOOD & BREW FESTIVAL
June 2, 2024
Cal State University Channel Islands. Eat, drink, and meet chefs, restaurateurs, vintners, and brewmasters at the Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families fundraiser. For more information and tickets please click here. Photo: Courtesy of Trinity Wheeler.



OJAI MUSIC FESTIVAL
June 6–9, 2024
Libbey Bowl. Pianist Mitsuko Uchida helms this year’s prestigious event featuring works by John Adams, Béla Bartók, Heinrich Biber, John Cage, Claude Debussy, Sofia Gubaidulina, György Kurtág, Helmut Lachenmann, Missy Mazzoli, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Igor Stravinsky, Jörg Widmann, and John Zorn, as well as compositions by Arnold Schoenberg in honor of the 150th anniversary of his birth. For more information and tickets please click here.



THE MAGIC OF MUSIC
June 12-August 3, 2024
Treat yourself to performances by new and seasoned musicians at the Music Academy of the West’s Summer Music Festival held on campus and throughout Santa Barbara. For more information and tickets please click here. Photo: Richard Ascroft.



NATURE ADVENTURES CAMPS AND CLASSES
June 17-August 16
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Registration is open now, so get kids enrolled in programs. For more information please click here.



SANTA BARBARA LAVENDER FESTIVAL
June 29, 2024
Santa Barbara City College. Sing the praises of a purplish plant at this arts and crafts festival, where live entertainment, products, and educational opportunities focus on the creative expression of lavender. For more information and tickets please click here.



FROM FIELD TO FRAME: THE PAC6 SHOW HOW IT’S DONE
Through July 7, 2024
Santa Paula Art Museum. Visit themuseum to view 70-plus landscape paintings that represent the bucket list of six SoCal women who travel the country and paint their dream destinations. For more information and tickets please click here. Photo Courtesy of Marian Fortunati 2023 Magic Hour-Monument Valley, Oil on canvas, 18 x 36.



UNDER THE SAME SUN: FROM LOW-RIDERS TO FARMWORKERS
Through July 7, 2024
Elverhoj Museum of History & Art, Solvang. Examine different facets of the Golden State, featuring works by five California artists. For more information please click here. Photo: Jacqueline Valenzuela, I Hurt the Whole Way Through, 2023.



SLO(W) RAINBOW
Through July 2024
San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. You can see artist Leah Rosenberg’s paean to natural surroundings, architecture, the local landscape, changing seasons, light, energy, and color from (and on) the outside of the museum, but do step into this contemporary space to be enveloped in colors, shapes, patterns, and puzzles that further play up the beauty of the world. For more information please click here. Photo: Creekside Wall by Leah Rosenberg.



THE BIRDS AND THE BEES AND MORE: POLLINATORS
Through September 2, 2024
California Nature Art Museum, Solvang. Bees, birds, bats, butterflies—all pollinators—are the stars of this exhibition featuring them in paintings, mixed media, and photographs. This collaboration with the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity & Ecological Restoration at UC Santa Barbara underscores the importance of these creatures. For more information and tickets please click here. Photo: Susan McDonnell, Hummingbird and Aquilegia.