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Editor’s Pick: La Fiesta Pequeña

by lesliedinaberg on July 31, 2015

One of Old Spanish Days’ most beautiful traditions is the official opening of Fiesta, which has taken place in front of the Santa Barbara Mission since 1927. Always free to the public, La Fiesta Pequeña (“little Fiesta”) is a colorful historical program with traditional songs and dances from the Californio, Flamenco, Spanish Classical and Mexican […]

Editor’s Pick: New York Philharmonic

by lesliedinaberg on July 30, 2015

Music Academy of the West’s annual summer classical music festival is always fabulous and will be even better this year with free tickets for young people ages 7 to 17 (with paid adults) and special $10 Community Access tickets for all events, including New York Philharmonic’s debut concert at Santa Barbara Bowl. The all-American program […]

Editor’s Pick: Bacon and Barrels

by lesliedinaberg on July 13, 2015

What goes better than bacon and wine, bourbon and beer? Dare we say, nothing! Bacon and Barrels is a fabulously decadent event, where you’ll enjoy some of the most delectable bacon dishes from the Central Coast’s best, while mixologists, bacon food trucks, live music, local vendors and a piggy petting zoo make this a day […]

Cocktail Corner: California Wine Festival, Bacon and Barrels & More!

by lesliedinaberg on July 10, 2015

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg California Wine Festival returns to Santa Barbara this week (July 16-18), bringing the opportunity to sip and savor nearly 250 wines from over 70 wineries and 30 fine dining restaurants and gourmet food purveyors. This festival was recently named one of the 2015 Top Culinary Festivals and Wine Events […]

Cocktail Corner: Festive Drinks for the Fourth

by lesliedinaberg on July 3, 2015

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg What better time to raise a glass than on the 4th of July. Here a few fun recipes to impress your guests, both this weekend and throughout the entire summer! True Blue Cocktail 1 oz. CÎROC Vodka 1/2 oz. Blue Curacao 1/4 oz. Grapefruit Juice […]

Editor’s Pick: The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy

by lesliedinaberg on July 1, 2015

The Paintings of  Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come is an exciting mash-up of one of the most influential members of the Bauhaus: László Moholy-Nagy’s artwork, with “interventions” inspired by Moholy’s art by designer Alex Rasmussen, whose Goleta-based company Neal Feay reinterprets artistic forms in anodized aluminum. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St., July […]