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*All events, times, and dates are subject to change.



Santa Barbara Restaurant Week
February 21 - March 6, 2020
Foodies (casual and committed), rejoice. 805 Living is the exclusive regional magazine sponsor of this season's two-week celebration of gourmet fare, which will feature special three-course prix-fixe dinner options for $25, $35 and $45 at dozens of hot local restaurants. Plus, area breweries and wine rooms will also offer special tastings and experiences. For more information please click here.



Ventura Go Red for Women Luncheon
February 21, 2020
You'll have a second chance to lend support to this important cause on February 21, when the Ventura County Go Red For Women Luncheon takes place at Four Seasons Westlake Village. Hear the stories of heart disease and stroke survivors and get the latest info from experts in the field. Money raised here goes to support research and education initiatives. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Ladysmith Black Mambazo
February 21, 2020
Catch five-time Grammy Award winning South African ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo at the Lobero Theater on Friday, February 21. This much-beloved musical group has been delivering uplifting vocals (and energetic dance moves) for the past five decades. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



SLO Craft Beer Festival
February 21-22, 2020
Feeling hoppy? Get tickets to this festival at the Alex Madonna Expo Center in San Luis Obispo. The event will offer a number of locally and nationally brewed beers, including creations from California Coast Beer and Central Coast Brewing. Tickets get you a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited beer samples and selected food samples. Brewing aficionados can also attend free educational seminars--be sure to sign up for those upon arrival, as seats will fill fast. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Home & Gourmet Expo
February 22–23, 2020
Paso Robles Event Center. Got a hunger for home improvement? Experts impart their knowledge about everything from minor renovations to complete redos, as local restaurants and wineries satisfy gastronomic hunger at an on-site Wine & Gourmet Food Garden. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Shelest Duo
February 22, 2020
Hillcrest Center for the Arts, Thousand Oaks. Witness four hands and 20 fingers playing two keyboards as Ukrainian husband and wife Anna and Dmitri Shelest perform as part of the Concerts on the Hill chamber music series. Known as the Shelest Duo, the pianists have been praised by the secretary general of the United Nations as “realized diplomacy through music.” For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Wintermezzo II Concert
February 23, 2020
CPAC, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo. Festival Mozaic presents Bach at his best: Three of his famous cello suites—No. 1 in G major, No. 5 in C minor, and No. 3 in C major—are performed by cellist Jonah Kim and SLO Movement Arts Center dancers. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here. Photo Courtesy of A.R.R. Olson.



Lisa Hilton & Friends: Chalkboard Destiny
February 23, 2020
Pepperdine University, Malibu. Groove to the music of this composer and pianist who seamlessly fuses jazz and blues with a message about ever changing culture as represented in her new release. She’s joined by tenor saxophonist JD Allen, bassist Luques Curtis, and drummer Rudy Royston. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Fun, Facts & Folklore: Cuisine and Culture of French Polynesia
February 23, 2020
Need to satisfy some wanderlust? Stop by the Santa Barbara Art Museum to see an Armchair Travel Lecture with Mara Papatheodorou, a former travel editor at Bon Appétit and culinary expert. Mara will take attendees on a virtual journey to French Polynesia, where she'll talk through Tahitian culture, cuisine, and folklore. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



BANFF Centre Mountain Film Festival
February 25, 2020
This month, San Luis Obispo's Fremont Theater will host the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival, which spotlights tales of exhilarating expeditions and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers and filmmakers. This year, the festival year has stops planned in more than 40 countries around the world. 2020's lineup of films touch on adventure and the environment--expect to be inspired. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



SLO Cal Open Morro Bay
February 27–March 1, 2020
Morro Rock, Morro Bay. Spend a day at the beach and witness a professional surfing contest sanctioned by the World Surf League. More than 100 competitors from a dozen countries are expected to get on board. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation's Annual Breakfast
February 27, 2020
Reserve your seat for the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation's Annual Breakfast on February 27. More than 350 guests are expected to attend this morning gathering at Hilton Beachfront Resort in Santa Barbara, which will take place from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. The breakfast will feature keynote speaker Patch Adams and honor a child who has battled pediatric cancer. While this is a complimentary event, guests are encouraged to donate to the foundation as the breakfast comes to a close. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Pismo Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove
Through February 28, 2020
North Beach Campground, Pismo Beach. See nature at its finest when tens of thousands of butterflies congregate at the Pismo Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove. At this time of year, the eucalyptus and pine trees are often ablaze with tens of thousands of these butterflies hanging in clusters. But these winged beauties travel sans calendars, so the expected dates of their appearance and departure aren’t a sure thing. Check the website for updates. For more information please click here.



Herb Alpert & Lani Hall
February 28, 2020
The Granada, Santa Barbara. The spicy sounds of the Tijuana Brass meet the equally spicy sounds of Brasil ’66 when husband and wife team Herb Alpert & Lani Hall take center stage for a show featuring their hits, as well as songs from the Beatles and Cole Porter as well as improvisational jazz tunes. The iconic trumpeter and dynamic vocalist appear with their band, which includes drummer Michael Shapiro, bassist Hussain Jiffry, and pianist Bill Cantos. More than a music concert, the show is a multimedia experience with video screen projections of footage from Alpert’s and Hall’s music careers. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Mardi Gras Ball
February 29, 2020
Hyatt Regency Westlake, Westlake Village. Find out who will be crowned king and queen of the Mardi Gras Ball. It could be anyone who has made significant contributions to the Greater Conejo Valley through actions, talents, dedication, or financial support. The fundraiser supports Community Conscience Human Services Center, which currently houses 13 social service organizations at no charge. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Duet of Remembrance
February 29-March 1, 2020
Starting February 29, The New West Symphony will present Duet of Remembrance, a two-part concert series commemorating the Holocaust and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of concentration camps. The first concert, Dreams, will take place Saturday, February 29 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, with a second performance on Sunday, March 1 at the Rancho Campana Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature the California Lutheran University Choir and Los Robles Children's Choir. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here. Photo Courtesy of Violins of Hope.



Yappy Hour
First Sunday of Every Month Starting in March 2020
Malibu Lumber Yard. If Fido has a penchant for sniffing out hairy social situations, lead him on over to Malibu Lumber Yard on the first Sunday of every month starting March 2020 for YAPPY HOUR. Meet-ups are in front of the James Perse shop at 3:30 p.m., when the first order of business is a dog walk around Legacy Park. At 4 p.m. the sniffing of others gets down to business during two hours of socializing over vino, light bites, and doggie treats. It’s the perfect way to meet people and their pups. For more information please click here.



Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: LIVE!
March 1, 2020
Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Thousand Oaks. Mr. Rogers’ lovable tiger joins O the Owl, Miss Elaina, Katerina Kittycat, and Prince Wednesday on an interactive adventure that includes a rousing rendition of “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Art About Agriculture
Through March 8, 2020
Santa Paula Art Museum. Learn about the inner workings of agriculture at this annual art show exhibiting a fresh crop of 67 works from 58 artists, depicting barnyard animals, open fields, produce, farmhands, machinery, and back roads. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



St. Patrick's Day in Ireland
March 11, 2020
Celebrate all things Irish at this Lobero Theatre concert, which will feature traditional dancers as well as multi-instrumentalists from the Kerry Traditional Band--enjoy guitar, amazing vocals, bodhrán and uilleann pipes and flutes. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Santa Barbara Culinary Experience
March 13-15, 2020
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.



Santa Barbara Orchid Show
March 13-15, 2020
The Earl Warren Showgrounds will house thousands of jaw-dropping orchids raised by amateur and professional growers. Photos are a must--for seriously incredible snaps, get tickets to Orchids After Dark, a special evening event that puts the blooms in a totally different light. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here. Photo Courtesy of Heidi Kirkpatrick.



Santa Barbara County & Beyond: Recent Photographic Landscapes by George Rose
Through March 16, 2020
This month, The Wildling Museum in Solvang will highlight 20 stunning landscape photographs by George Rose, a veteran photojournalist who has spent 45 years behind the lens. His work has appeared in the L.A. Times, USA Today, Time, Newsweek, and Rolling Stone. The snapshots shown here range from the rolling hills of the Santa Ynez Valley to the vineyards of Sonoma County and beyond. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



An Evening with Jane Goodall
March 31, 2020
Get your tickets now for this incredible event with legendary scientist, author, humanitarian, and environmentalist Jane Goodall. Founder of The Jane Goodall Institute and a UN Messenger of Peace, Goodall will speak at Santa Barbara's Arlington Theatre, touching on her incredible experiences living alongside wildlife, her greatest revelations and her reasons for hope. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here. Photo Courtesy of Stuart Clarke.



Egypt’s Lost Cities
Through April 12, 2020
Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Simi Valley. View more than 200 artifacts from two ancient Egyptian cities that slipped into the sea centuries ago. Discovered by underwater archeologist Franck Goddio, the remains represent a civilization that resided in a major center of power, wealth, trade, and artistry. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Ken Christensen "Through the Trees"
Through April 28, 2020
Frame Works Studio and Art Gallery in San Luis Obispo will exhibit original oils and watercolors by Los Osos resident, Ken Christensen. A traditional on-site landscape painter, Ken frequently works with vibrant colors, drawing inspiration from Van Gogh, Vlaminck, and Derain. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Bruce Munro Field of Light at Sensorio
Through June 30, 2020
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.