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



Anything Goes
Through January 6, 2021
Studios on the Park, Paso Robles. Looking for a gift? Buy that someone special an original work of art at this Paso Robles Artists Association exhibit of eclectic pieces in a variety of media. For more information please click here.



Julefest Nisse Adventure
Through January 3, 2021
Downtown Solvang. The illuminated Danish village sets an elaborate seasonal stage for the annual Nisse Adventure, a cell-phone game that entails hunting nisse—or Christmas elves—which are hidden throughout town. It’s a unique way to explore the area and win prizes. 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.



Simi Valley Festival of Trees
December 2-4, 2020
Virtually preview and bid on elaborately decorated Christmas trees and wreaths at the Simi Valley Festival of Trees auction; proceeds help support cancer patients. 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.



Cal Poly Choirs’ Holiday Kaleidoscope
December 6, 2020
Virtual. Treat yourself to the harmonious results when four Cal Poly choral ensembles team up with the Valencia High School Choirs for the virtual Holiday Kaleidoscope concert. For more information please click here.



Disney's Frozen: Wheels and Reels Film Screening from you Car
December 11, 2020
Conejo Valley Unified School District parking lot. Join Elsa, Anna, Olaf, and the rest of the cool crew for the Hillcrest Center for the Art’s Wheels and Reels drive-in screening of this winter-wonderful Disney movie. For more information and tickets please click here.



Pink Martini’s Thomas Lauderdale and China Forbes
December 12, 2020
Virtual. Pink Martini’s pianist and vocalist perform a rousing holiday concert featuring music from around the globe, including nondenominational songs to underscore the spirit of togetherness. For more information and tickets please click here.



Kwame S. Brathwaite In Conversation
December 13, 2020
Virtual. Brathwaite talks about the work of his father, renowned photographer Kwame Brathwaite, whose efforts helped to inspire a visual and cultural identity for African Americans through photography, fashion, and performance. For more information please click here.



Jim Brickman Comfort & Joy At Home Live!
December 15, 2020
Virtual. Gather ’round the TV, computer, or tablet for a heart-warming concert performed by a world-class pianist. Tickets include access to an interactive Zoom room and Christmas gifts delivered to your door. Partial proceeds benefit Broadway in Thousand Oaks, a series presented by the nonprofit American Theatre Guild. For more information and tickets please click here.



Pipe Dream: Organist Adan Alejandro Fernandez
December 19, 2020
Virtual. 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.



The Christmas Revels: In Celebration of the Winter Solstice
December 21, 2020
Virtual. The Christmas Revels: In Celebration of the Winter Solstice is a virtual show, so feel free to trip the light fantastic during this nondenominational, multi-ethnic, and positively woke theatrical production of Renaissance choral music. For more information and tickets please click here.



North Pole Camp
December 21-31, 2020
Virtual camps like Storybook Science, Toy Lab, and North Pole Camp are worthy diversions for kids ages 4 through 12, courtesy of Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History's Adventures at Home. Sign up now. For more information please click here.



Light Up Downtown San Luis Obispo
Through December 24, 2020
Downtown San Luis Obispo. Take a wintry trek through a town that’s a holly-jolly showcase with lighted activations, Santa’s house, a holiday tree, window decorations, and socially distanced family offerings. Three strolls commence on the first three Fridays of the month. For more information 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.