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



Garden Casitas: Playhouses Designed with Nature in Mind
Through December 31, 2019
Spending time outside has shown to help reduce stress, improve physical and mental health, and some studies even say it correlates with better academic performance. All this means it's time to get outside and play! The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is helping kids do this with six outdoor playhouses constructed primarily of plant-based materials and inspired by local flora and fauna, including Redwoods, the California poppy, and big-eared woodrats. For more information please click here.



Pumpkin Patch at Limoneira Ranch
Weekends through the end of October
Every city does a pumpkin patch this time of year, but Santa Paula takes it to new heights. Plan a full day to enjoy the food, live music, photo props, petting zoo, face painting, hayrides, hay bale pyramids for climbing, and a huge 5.5-acre corn maze. And that's not all, arguably the best attraction is the pumpkin chucker, a full-size catapult that launches the squashes through the air. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Celebrating the National Lands of California
Through January 20, 2020
Wildling Museum of Art & Nature, Solvang. Find out why California is called the Golden State at an exhibit of 63 artworks inspired by national parks, monuments, preserves, and recreation areas, including 805 locations such as Channel Islands National Park. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



It’s All Black and White
Through December 8, 2019
The absence of color and the absence of light are explored in It’s All Black and White, an exhibit that reveals how artists employ either or both in their contemporary works. See if they dare venture beyond the obvious associations of light paired with good and purity and black with evil and death. This fascinating array of interpretations delves into the eternal mysteries of both. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



The Observable Universe: Visualizing the Cosmos in Art
Through January 12, 2020
See how science compels artists to create in The Observable Universe: Visualizing the Cosmos in Art. Works in the exhibition include matter that can be seen by the naked eye or with technology. The subject may appear all-encompassing but the artists share one viewpoint: Earth. The challenge of creating art for the exhibit required them to look to observational sciences such as astronomy as well as to employ experimental techniques to conceptualize the vastness of outer space. Included are interpretations of the cosmos, coinciding with the Space Age of the last 60 years. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



A Narrator’s Story
October 12 and 19, 2019
Actors ages 7 to 14 take the audience on an RV adventure with a sarcastic director, an unskilled lyricist, a composer, a couple kooky actors, and two door-to-door salespeople in this play about how narration can go very, very wrong. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



A Taste of the Santa Ynez Valley
October 17–20, 2019
Discover the unique qualities of six towns when each shows off its own brand of wine and foodie fun. check the website for each town’s scheduled activities, such as live entertainment, cooking classes, wine and beer tastings, scarecrow displays, special dinners, fun runs, and parades. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Solvang Grape Stomp and Festival
October 19, 2019
An adults-only squishy soiree honors the grape harvest with a traditional grape stomp, Santa Barbara County wine tasting, locally prepared food, live entertainment, dancing at the I Love Rosé lounge, and an I Love Lucy lookalike contest. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



13th Annual Swiss Day and Grape Stomp
October 19, 2019
California may seem a long way away from the Swiss Alps, but Vina Robles' annual Swiss celebration nearly feels like the real thing. Enjoy traditional Swiss fare such as raclette (melted semi-hard cheese), Älplermagronen (Swiss mac and cheese), bratwurst, cervelat (beef, bacon, and pork rind sausage), and vermicelle (chestnut purée dessert) paired with Vina Robles estate wine. And don't miss out on to get in and stomp grapes the traditional way. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Masterchef Junior Live!
October 20, 2019
Nab a coveted seat to the brand new CAP Presents production of the eponymous culinary hit TV show to witness toque-to-toque cooking competitions with past junior all-stars and favorites. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Jake Shimabukuro
October 22, 2019
With fast and furious fingers, this virtuoso, known as “the Jimi Hendrix of ukulele” combines Hawaiian Island influences with modern rock, inventive arrangements, and improvisational passages for a high-energy musical concert like no other. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Viva Momix
October 23, 2019
Experience a multimedia fantasy extravaganza combining artful lighting and imagery with gaspworthy feats executed by dancerillusionists. The performance company has entertained audiences around the world for 38 years with gravity-defying acts, riveting music, outrageous costumes, and inventive props. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Ojai Storytelling Festival
October 24–27, 2019
Acclaimed storytellers present programs that utilize their skills without the benefit of reading, such as Laughing Night, Raw and Unfiltered Tales, Supernatural Tales Just for Halloween, A Celebration of Joni Mitchell, music from Blind Boy Paxton, and tales conveyed by a deaf performing artist. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Mohamad Hafez Retrospective Art Exhibit
October 24 - December 20, 2019
Artist Mohamad Hafez has as interesting a story as his work. Born in Damascus, he was raised in Saudi Arabia and moved to the midwest of the United States for college. His thought-provoking and eye-catching use of found objects, paint, and scrap metal explores the political turmoil in the Middle East. This will be the first time his surrealistic streetscapes have been shown on California's central coast, and although the Cuesta College exhibit will be on display through mid-December, make the effort to attend the opening reception on October 24. Hafez will be there in person fielding questions. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Ladies & Gentleman, An Evening With Jason Mraz & Raining Jane
October 26, 2019
It’s all good vibes for the multiplatinum singer and composer when he teams up with his longtime collaborators for new takes on his classics and material from his latest album, Know. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here. Photo Courtesy of Justin Bettman.



Walk to End Alzheimer's with the 805 Living Team
October 26, 2019
Come join our 805 Living team at the Westlake Village Walk to End Alzheimer's on October 26. 805 Living editor in chief Lynne Andujar is spearheading the team for the easy two-mile walk that starts at the Westlake Commons. Money raised will help support those in our community impacted by Alzheimer's disease and fund research to find a cure for this terrible disease. To join our 805 Living team or make a donation, visit here.



Addams Family: School Edition
November 1–17, 2019
Jeepers creepers. Wednesday Addams has a sweetheart and she’s invited him and his family over for dinner to meet the folks. Find out how the evening goes in the play Addams Family: School Edition, a not-so-scary feel-good comedy for all ages, performed by the Young Artists Ensemble. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Walk to End Alzheimer's in Santa Barbara
November 2, 2019
Walk to End Alzheimer's in Santa Barbara. Money raised will help support those in our community impacted by Alzheimer's disease and fund research to find a cure for this terrible disease. For more information visit here.



Joshua Bell
November 3, 2019
The internationally acclaimed violinist performs an intimate recital program featuring works by Bach, Beethoven, Ravel, Schubert, and Ysaÿe. A VIP reception follows the performance. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here. Photo Courtesy of Alan Kerr.



Don Felder
November 3, 2019
Known as a lead guitarist of The Eagles, Don Felder is also a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a winner of four Grammys, and a New York Times bestselling author for his personal look inside one of the best American rock bands of all time. Join him at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center in Thousand Oaks and enjoy singing along to smash hits "Hotel California," "One of These Nights," and "New Kid in Town." For more information and to purchase tickets please click here. Photo Courtesy of Michael Helms.



Garagiste Wine Festival
November 8–10, 2019
Slip into tasting nirvana at Garagiste Wine Festival. A grand tasting pours 200-plus wines made from more than 60 microproduction winemakers. There is a Rare & Reserve kick-off event, tasting seminars, and a Keep It Rockin’ after-party. The fest offers great opportunities to taste hard-to-find wines that can’t be found in supermarkets, large liquor chain stores, or big-name wineries. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Santa Barbara Surf Film Festival
November 8-9, 2019
Santa Barbara has influenced international surf culture for more than 50 years. Celebrate this legacy with a two-day film festival at the iconic Arlington Theater. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Benise--Fuego!
November 10, 2019
Join Benise, the prince of Spanish guitar, as he leads the audience through the romantic and exotic journey that is Latin dance. Expect a hot, fun-filled evening with everything from Spanish Flamenco and Cuban Salsa to Brazilian Samba. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.