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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.



50 Years with ZZ TOP
August 27, 2019
It’s rare that the original members of long-surviving iconic bands still perform together, but that’s the case when Billy F. Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard (the only beardless one) star in 50 YEARS WITH ZZ TOP. The artists have more than 15 albums under their collective belts, so the playlist is bound to be diverse; Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Open Studios Tour Sponsored by Santa Barbara Studio Artists
August 30–September 2
See the creations by artists in their own private work environments on the OPEN STUDIOS TOUR. Sponsored by Santa Barbara Studio Artists, this self-guided driving excursion covers more than 30 studio destinations through scenic backroads and picturesque neighborhoods. Proceeds benefit the William Sansum Diabetes Research Institute; Santa Barbara locations. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Herbal Medicines for Sleep and Relaxation at SLO Botanical Garden
August 30, 2019
According to the Sleep Association, 50-70 million US adults have a sleep disorder. But stressful nights and sleeping pills are not the only options. Join Dr. Anne Kennard at the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden to learn about common herbs, teas, tinctures, and glycerides that may help. A board-certified OB/GYN who trained in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona, Dr. Kennard has also studied nutritional science, herbal medicine, yoga, and meditation, giving her a unique skill set that blends Western and natural medicine. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Pick Your Own Roma Tomatoes
August 31–September 1
Underwood Family Farms, Moorpark. What could be more fitting than laboring in the warm sun to pick red, ripe tomatoes on Labor Day weekend? BYO containers and make like a farmer. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Modern Macramé with Sally England Studios
September 2, 2019
Want to add bohemian flare to your house? Work with a renowned local artist to make a woven macramé wall hanging from natural 100 percent cotton rope. Not only will the finished product be high-quality, but most also find the repetitious weaving motion to be cathartic. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Lucy Walsh Performs at Bogies
September 3, 2019
The pop vocalist, pianist, songwriter, and actor has appeared on shows such as "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "NCIS," and "Criminal Minds" and has toured most recently opening for Maroon 5 and One Republic. She's a chip off the old block--her father is Joe Walsh of the Eagles, plus her uncle is Ringo Starr. Bogies at the Westlake Village Inn is an intimate venue so snag your seats now before they vanish. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



2019 American Grown Field to Vase Dinner
September 7, 2019
Farm to table has become a household term, but field to vase probably sounds new. American Grown's artisan dinners are held on breathtaking flower farms, and next month's will take place at Ocean View in Lompoc. The multicourse dinner will be served alfresco among the farm's larkspur, delphinium, and Queen Anne's lace varieties, to name a few. Expect communal tables, creative floral centerpieces, locally sourced ingredients, flower-themed cocktails, wine pairings, and craft beer. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Oxnard Jazz Festival
September 14, 2019
This one-day jam fest is packed full of talent, including contemporary jazz pianist Keiko Matsui, super group Jazz Funk Soul, and Latin jazz percussionist Louie Cruz Beltran. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



TOARTS Anniversary Celebration
October 4, 2019
Start making plans to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The commemorative TOARTS "Curtain Up" anniversary celebration will feature a private concert by Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, a live auction, a culinary journey through the decades, and craft cocktails. An after-party with desserts, dancing, and a special surprise is also in store! For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.