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Cocktail Corner: The Wonderful World of Pinot Noir

by lesliedinaberg on February 27, 2016

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg  The word Pinotphile may not roll off the tongue quite as sweetly as say, a 2012 Sta. Rita Hills Fess Parker Pinot Noir, but the World of Pinot Noir—which features Fess Parker among the more than 200 top interpreters of the grape—is quite a delicious event. The sixteenth […]

Photo Gallery: Sylvester Stallone at Santa Barbara International Film Festival

by lesliedinaberg on February 16, 2016

Originally published in Santa Barbara Seasons Magazine on February 12, 2016.

Cocktail Corner: Valentine-Themed Specials

by lesliedinaberg on February 16, 2016

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg Not sure of your relationship status? Just in time for Valentine’s Day (Feb. 8-15), Eureka! is offering two new specialty themed cocktails—amusingly dubbed “Facebook Official” and “It’s Complicated”—to help you figure things out (or figure out that you don’t really need to know …). The FBO (Facebook […]

Photo Gallery: SBIFF Maltin Modern Master Johnny Depp

by lesliedinaberg on February 11, 2016

Excited fans packed the streets outside of the Arlington Theater anxiously awaiting the arrival of the recipient of this year’s Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Maltin Modern Masters award, Johnny Depp. Depp greeted his screaming fans on the Santa Barbara International Film Festival red carpet. Once backstage, the montage rolled with some highlights from his illustrious career—from […]

Cocktail Corner: Sip and Savor Valentine’s Day

by lesliedinaberg on February 6, 2016

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day with your true love, or a true friend, our local watering holes and restaurants are working overtime to make the holiday a memorable one. Here are a few ideas: A Classic Valentine Weekend at Finch & Fork Finch & Fork […]

Editor’s Pick: The Producers

by lesliedinaberg on February 5, 2016

I’ve been a fan of The Producers since my childhood friend (and Santa Barbara local) Cady Huffman originated the part of Ulla and won a Tony Award for it in 2001. This Mel Brooks hit musical is still one of the funniest shows around. Just thinking about the geriatric Old Betties dance number with their […]

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

by lesliedinaberg on February 2, 2016

  UCSB Arts & Lectures presents leading contemporary dance company Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan performing Rice, a multimedia work of human drama and the story of a revered land, on Tue., Feb. 2, at 8 p.m. at The Granada Theatre. Renowned choreographer Lin Hwai-min, “the most important choreographer in Asia” (Berliner Morgenpost), created the […]