The laughter of a child is the light of a house.
-African Proverb

Cocktail Corner: Hot Buttered Rum

by lesliedinaberg on October 31, 2016

A Spirited Toast to All Things Alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg  These colder days put me in the mood for warmer drinks, like Hot Buttered Rum, a sweet, sentimental favorite that brings the flavors of fall to life. Our friends at Eureka! (601 Paseo Nuevo) have a tasty version available through Nov. 23 (which is the Wednesday before Thanksgiving).  […]

Vocalosity Contest Winners & Free Master Class Announced

by lesliedinaberg on October 24, 2016

The highly anticipated a capella performance, Vocalosity, comes to The Granada Theatre on Friday, November 11, as part of the Granada Theatre Concert Series. From the artistic producer of Pitch Perfect and The Sing Off, Vocalosity takes a cappella to a whole new level with a show stopping theatrical performance featuring 10 dynamic voices singing some of today’s […]

Lil Buck – A Jookin’ Jam Session

by lesliedinaberg on October 24, 2016

JOOKIN’ (jook·in): A street dance style that emerged from Memphis, Tenn. Identified by its extremely intricate footwork and propensity for improvisation, seen by many as a descendant of hip-hop and jazz, with elements of ballet and modern dance.  See what jookin’ looks like for yourself, when UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Lil Buck – A Jookin’ […]

Cocktail Corner: Let Your Mood Inspire Your Cocktail

by lesliedinaberg on October 22, 2016

A Spirited Toast to All Things Alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg  Feeling adventurous, naughty, flirty, insecure, sentimental or stressed? Have we got a cocktail for you. Author (Sanctuaria: The Dive Bar of Cocktail Bars) Matt Seiter, a certified bartender, and industry historian, has something new and fun on the menu: the Cheers! Just Because collection of 50 “mood-inspired cocktail […]

UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour

by lesliedinaberg on October 17, 2016

Film and nature collide when UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour on Thursday, October 20, at 7:30 p.m. at UCSB Campbell Hall. Telluride Mountainfilm was launched more than 30 years ago by a group of climbers and friends dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments […]

Cocktail Corner: Welcoming Fall With Finch & Fork’s Joe Dohany

by lesliedinaberg on October 14, 2016

A Spirited Toast to All Things Alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg  The spirits of fall are in the air, and Finch & Fork has a friendly new face behind the bar with an autumnal-inspired new menu. Joe Dohany—who most recently was a craft bartender at Shaker & Spear and Pennyroyal at Kimpton‘s Seattle property, The Palladian—is bringing a creative approach to […]

Dug Uyesaka: Long Story Short

by lesliedinaberg on October 14, 2016

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum opens its fall season with a diverse collection of art objects and images by Dug Uyesaka, on view from October 20 through January 14 in the museum (955 La Paz Rd.).  A free, opening reception for “Dug Uyesaka: Long Story Short” takes place on Thursday, October 20, from 4-6 p.m. in the museum. […]

Cocktail Corner: In the Beginning—The Early Years in the Santa Barbara Wine Country

by lesliedinaberg on October 7, 2016

A Spirited Toast to All Things Alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg  The history of Santa Barbara County’s wine industry takes center stage at The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History on October 23, with an autumn symposium featuring an all-star panel of Santa Barbara winemakers. Panelists include Jim Clendenen (Au Bon Climat), Fred Brander (Brander Vineyards), Ken Brown (Ken […]

It’s Football Season at the Garden

by lesliedinaberg on October 7, 2016

Sunday Funday is now happening every week at The Garden inside the Santa Barbara Public Market. With NFL Sunday Ticket and wide coverage of NCAA Football, you’ll never miss a game. Plus, the Garden is now serving up breakfast on weekends starting at 9 a.m. in this fun, family-friendly new venue. Plant yourself in The Garden […]

Style File: Think Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

by lesliedinaberg on October 7, 2016

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, which not only helps build awareness about this terrible disease, it also brings a flurry of mostly pink products, specially formulated to help the cause. One of my favorites is actually not pink: Jane Iredale‘s new limited edition Lemongrass Love Hydration Spray. Produced in collaboration with Living Beyond Breast Cancer, […]