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Nights of the Jack: A Drive-Through Halloween Experience
October 1 through November 1, 2020
King Gillette Ranch, Calabasas. These fright nights are sure to cast a spell on drivers and their passengers. At five miles per hour, cars follow a 1-mile-long trail decorated with pumpkin and light installations and depictions of celebs, athletes, and animated characters. For more information please click here.



Cambria Scarecrow Festival
October 1–31, 2020
Cambria and San Simeon. Spooktacular creations fill the towns’ nooks and crannies in a most socially distanced way. See what the local artistic community has conjured up. For more information please click here.



Ghostwatch
October 9-25, 2020
Virtual. Ghosts recall the stories of Santa Paula's history at Ghostwatch, a Santa Paula Theater Center production filmed at locations around the city and streamed on SPTC's YouTube channel. Admission is pay-what-you-can; reservations are required. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Ventura Harbor Village's virtual HOWL-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest
Enter contest through October 19; dog walk October 31
Virtual. Take a pic of your costumed dog and submit it online to Ventura Harbor Village's virtual HOWL-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest for a chance to win prizes and blue ribbons. On Halloween day, show him off at the village with other costumed pups. For more information please click here.



California Ranch Cookouts: Chef Kristen Thibeault
October 24, 2020
Alisal Ranch, Solvang. A stay at the 10,500-acre guest ranch comes with special event dinners cooked by guest chefs and culinary operations director Anthony Endy. Chef Kristen Thibeault rustles up plant-based meals on the 24th. Cookouts take place at the ranch’s alfresco dining areas. For more information please click here.



Oingo Boingo Former Members Halloween Jam
October 24, 2020
Ventura Fairgrounds. Even without Danny Elfman, this group with original members Johnny Hernandez, Sam Phipps, Carl Graves, Steve Bartek, and John Avila puts the nightmare in tunes like “Dead Man’s Party,” and “Weird Science” at this Concerts in Your Car event. For more information please click here.



Cook for Casa Pacifica
October 25, 2020
Virtual. TV dinners take on new meaning when Cook for Casa Pacifica streams a class taught by a local chef. The October 25 session is led by Julia San Bartolome of Sweet Arleen's and includes a meal kit delivery. Proceeds benefit children and families in need.For more information and please click here.



Annual Women’s Conference: Empowering Women for a Successful Future
October 27, 2020
Virtual. Valdez & Polanski Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors hosts an educational 90-minute event to help educate women on how to achieve their business goals. Eight speakers, including AMA Waterways founder Kristin Karst and Ultimate You health coach Linda Kneidinger, share their insight. RSVP by October 12. Contact Nicole Remmenga at nicole.remmenga@wfadvisors.com or call 805-373-8248 to get more information and RSVP! For more information please click here.



Walk to End Alzheimer's - Westlake Village and San Luis Obispo
October 31, 2020
Rather than a large gathering typical of charity fundraisers, individuals and small teams of walkers are encouraged to participate in their own neighborhoods to help raise money for Alzheimer’s research, patient care, and family support. Walks take place in San Luis Obispo and Westlake Village on October 31, and Santa Barbara on November 7. For more information please click here.



Ventura County Farm Day
November 1, 2020
Ventura County Fairgrounds. For a spin on Ventura County Farm Day, park it at the Ventura County Fairgrounds' drive-in on November 1 to see "The Biggest Little Farm." Proceeds support SEEAG, an organization dedicated to educating kids about agriculture. For more information and please click here.



PATH Ventures Jazz Night at Home
November 5, 2020
Virtual. Tune into PATH Ventures Jazz Night at Home on November 5 for a streaming concert featuring George Kahn Jazz & Blues Revue. The show benefits services for those without shelter. For more information and please click here.



The Paderewski Festival
November 6-7, 2020
Virtual. All seats are prime at The Paderewski Festival. Celebrate the composer's 160th birthday by watching a livestreamed concert starring acclaimed pianist Adam Zukiewicz (pictured above) performing works by Beethoven, Chopin, Gershwin, and Paderewski. For more information and please click here.



Walk to End Alzheimer's - Santa Barbara
November 7, 2020
Rather than a large gathering typical of charity fundraisers, individuals and small teams of walkers are encouraged to participate in their own neighborhoods to help raise money for Alzheimer’s research, patient care, and family support. Walks take place in Santa Barbara on November 7. For more information please click here.



Adult Studio Art Workshop: Introduction to Drawing & Collage
November 12, 2020
Virtual. Grab a pencil, an eraser, scissors, a glue stick, and magazine pages to create a masterpiece. Santa Barbara Museum of Art teaching artist Tina Villadolid guides viewers through skills such as determining scale, measuring distance and angles, and going from sketch to collage and back. For more information please click here.



Central Coast Artist Exhibition
Through November 14, 2020
Buenaventura Gallery at Bell Arts Factory, Ventura. The work of five local artists is on view, courtesy of the Buenaventura Art Association. Featured are the creations of Janet Black, Christopher King, Darlene Roker, Michelle Nosco, and Laura Walter. For more information please click here.



An Illiad
November 14-20,2020
Virtual. Homer’s poem comes alive onstage as Cal Poly Theatre & Dance interprets the tale of the Trojan War. For more information please click here.



Sunday Brunch Concert
November 15, 2020
Virtual. Dig into a specially curated meal ordered from The Lark restaurant while being entertained by vocalist and banjo and fiddle player Rhiannon Giddens and multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi, at this package-deal event. For more information please click here.



The Book Loft Holiday Open House
November 20–22, 2020
Solvang. Pay a visit to this independent bookstore and celebrate its 50th anniversary at a special event on the front patio and courtyard with live music, historical displays, and commemorative giveaways. For more information please click here.



Beethoven @ 250
November 21, 2020
Virtual. Conductor Nir Kabaretti, concertmaster Jessica Guideri, pianist Robert Koenig, cellist Trevor Handy, clarinetist Donald T. Foster, and other Santa Barbara Symphony members play the music of Beethoven at the Music Academy of the West. Also featured are backstage interviews. For more information please click here.



Spotlight on Style
November 21, 2020
Virtual. Celebrity fashion designer Kevan Hall hosts a runway show featuring the latest women’s fashions. The 19th annual fundraiser for Casa Pacifica benefits children and their families in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties through its on-campus and community-based programs. For more information please click here.



Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason
November 22, 2020
Virtual. Lend an ear to cellist and pianist Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason, who played at Prince Harry's wedding. The siblings should jolly well deliver a virtual concert of royal dimensions from their home in England, courtesy of UCSB Arts & Lectures. For more information and please click here.



Thanksgiving at the Zoo
November 26, 2020
Santa Barbara Zoo. While the turkey’s cooking, let the kids spend a day at the zoo watching its residents engage in their own kind of holiday fun with pumpkins to bash, smash, and roll around. Online reservations are required. For more information please click here.



Arte Forastero Sculpture
Through November 30, 2020
The Museum of Ventura County and Ventura Botanical Gardens. Sculptures and installations are on view from 14 regional artists, including Emma Akmakdjian, Gloria Bradley, Kevin Carman, BiJan Fan, Wrona Gall, Sooz Glazebrook, Carlos Grasso, Paul Lindhard, Bob Privitt, Sudad Shahin, Tanya Kovaleski, Marianne McGrath, Carole Shaw–Sutton, and Amy Sharp. For more information please click here.



Cheryl Strayed in Conversation with Pico Iyer
December 3, 2020
Virtual. Those who saw the movie or read the book Wild know how this skilled author touches the souls of women. For those who are unfamiliar with her words, prepare to be inspired in terms of how to face the unbearable and live to tell about it. An audience Q&A follows the talk. For more information please click here.



Pipe Dream: Organist Adan Alejandro Fernandez
December 19, 2020
Viryual. Cal Lutheran University organist Adan Alejandro Fernandez plays the 2,109-pipe Borg Petersen Memorial Organ featuring the music of Bach and Buxtehude as part of the livestreamed Bach Organ Recital Series.For more information and please click here.



Open Studios Art Tour
Through December 31,2020
Virtual. In the spirit of open studio tours of years past, SLO County Arts Council partners with Arts Advocates to offer online viewing of abstract and representational paintings and works in wood, glass, metal, and clay. The gallery provides links to the artists. For more information please click here.



Bruce Munro Field of Light at Sensorio
Through January 3, 2021
Paso Robles. This epic art installation--now extended through June 30--doubles as an unforgettable holiday season activity that will delight the whole family. The 15-acre walk-through work of art by internationally renowned artist Bruce Munro covers the rolling hills of Paso Robles with more than 58,800 stemmed, solar-powered spheres lit by fiber-optics. It's a photo op like none other. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here. Photo Courtesy of David Greer.



Santa Barbara Culinary Experience
March 12-14, 2021
Do you like donuts? How about wine, bread and butter? Satiate your appetite for all things delicious at this spring's Santa Barbara Culinary Experience. Held in partnership with the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts--with 805 Living as the lead regional magazine sponsor--this three-day event is brimming with educational classes, local farm tours, wine tastings and incredible meals. Bon appetit! For more information and to purchase tickets please click here. Photo Courtesy of Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.



Buellton Wine & Chili Festival
March 14,2021
Flying Flags RV Resort & Campground. Beverages from 30-plus wineries and craft breweries along with tastings of chili and salsa are served up by amateur chefs as they vie for awards at this adults only event. Dusty Jugz, the Rincons, and the VineYard Byrds provide live music. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Spring Wine Walk and Street Fair
March 27, 2021
Head to Downtown Ventura's Main Street for the sixth annual Spring Wine Walk and Street Fair, which will provide plenty of crafts by local artisans as well as a free Easter egg hunt--look out for an appearance by the Easter Bunny. Grown-ups take note, the Wine Walk starts at 3 pm. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Buellton Brew Fest
May 1, 2021
River View Park, Buellton. The Buellton Brew Fest will feature more than 50 breweries--including local favorites, Firestone Walker Brewing Company and Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company--as well as wineries and live entertainment, food trucks, lawn games, and performances from "The Voice" finalist Will Breman, DJ Hectik, and Richie Rey. Festivities start at 12:30pm. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.