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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.



Simi Valley Days
September 12–15, 2019
Greet neighbors and meet civic and business leaders at a community bash with carnival rides, games, a California Livin’–themed parade, and live music by the Red Muffs, 80z All-Stars, Hollywood Hillbillies, Walking Phoenixes, Funjala, and others. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Whale Rock Music & Arts Festival
September 14–15, 2019
A hip happening for all ages offers back-to-back performances by first-rate bands such as Toots and the Maytals, Próxima Parada, and Beats Antique, as well as yoga for all, a musical petting zoo, and tie-dyeing. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Stand Up for Kids Gala Dinner & Auction
September 14, 2019
“Believe” is the theme for this year’s Stand Up for Kids Gala Dinner & Auction hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley (BGCGCV) at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village. The fundraiser honors longtime supporters Cal and Marje Johnston and showcases the organization’s programs and services. Guests are invited to enjoy an interactive exhibit and experiential journey into the BGCGCV clubhouses, which highlight key programs and staff members. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Denise Carter
September 18, 2019
Locally grown and sustainable, the Oxnardborn and -bred comedian pokes fun at everyone during her stand-up show. Social satire is her specialty with punch lines to ponder long after the gig’s over. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Edgar Thatcher
September 20, 2019
A guitar gently weeps in the masterful hands of this musician-vocalist with a stylistic take on classic pop songs of the 1960s and ’70s. The setting is a cozy tasting room where award-winning wines and charcuterie plates are on offer. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Danish Days
September 20–22, 2019
Experiencing Danish culture is so much more than eating aebleskiver: Discover its depth and breadth at Danish Days, an 83-year tradition in Solvang. This year’s theme is A Salute to Denmark’s Flag: Celebrating 800 Years of Dannebrog (the Danish flag), which honors the 1911 establishment of the city by Danish-Americans. Activities include interactive history lessons, a historical reenactment of a Viking encampment, an ax-throwing demonstration, shopping at an Old World artisanal crafts marketplace, and, of course, an aebleskiver-eating contest. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Swingin’ by the Sea
September 21, 2019
Before visiting season concludes in October, take a coveted tour of the grounds that surround a Tudor-style mansion, developed from 1914 through 2001, at an estate preservation fundraiser. Visit the koi pond, windmill, Begonia House, and lighthouse while enjoying food and libations, live music, an auction, and a plein-air art sale. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Coastal Legacy
September 21, 2019
In 2017, philanthropists Jack and Laura Dangermond preserved in perpetuity the largest privately owned ranch on the Gaviota Coast that protects more than 24,000 acres in Santa Barbara County. Coastal Legacy 2019 honors the couple for their commitment at a fundraiser with hors d’oeuvres, Oreana wines, live and silent auctions, and live music; Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Futureproof
September 24–28, 2019
The strength of the human spirit is challenged in this play about one man’s desperation to keep his business—a traveling freak show— solvent. The story reveals the characters’ struggles with identity to conform or to become even more unusual. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Swan Lake
September 27, 2019
The Russian Ballet Theatre performs Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet incorporating the work of noted choreographer Nadezhda Kalinina, original handpainted sets, and more than 150 hand-sewn costumes. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Arroyo Grande Valley Harvest Festival
September 27–28, 2019
Agriculture, the region’s leading industry, is celebrated at an old fashioned family gathering with a parade, live entertainment, a scarecrow-decorating contest, a Rotary fish fry, Boy Scout exhibits, baking contests, and food, games, arts, and crafts booths. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Los Alamos Old Days
September 27–29, 2019
Talk about upcycling: One can only surmise what the playing pieces are for Chicken Poop Bingo, but the answer can be verified at this Western heritage hoedown, where homespun fun also includes a chili cook-off, a Peddlers Mart, a classic car show, and the Greatest Little Small-Town Parade. 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.