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Yappy Hour
First Friday of Every Month
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 Friday of every month 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.



It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
December 5–22, 2019
Ensemble Theatre Company at The New Vic, Santa Barbara. There’s nothing like a holiday classic to get everyone in the spirit of Christmas. Gather loved ones and listen to a story about one man’s uplifting adventure in the town of Bedford Falls. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Rockstar Tour of Lights
December 6–30, 2019
Santa Barbara Zoo pickup. Let someone else do the driving in a humongous light-strewn trolley for a guided evening tour of Santa Barbara. Everyone gets hot chocolate and candy canes during a curated excursion of extravagantly illuminated homes and businesses. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



SB Acoustic
Through December 14, 2019
Alhecama Theatre, Lobero Theatre, and Soho Restaurant & Music Club, Santa Barbara. Lend an ear to flamenco, fingerstyle, jazz, classical, Americana, blues, and slack-key guitar playing at a series of international acoustic concerts and guitar workshops hosted by the Santa Barbara Acoustic Music Association. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Sassy Christmas
December 14, 2019
Studio Channel Islands Art Center, Camarillo. Ever hear “Run, Run, Rudolph,” performed Motown style? Give a listen to vocalist-trombonist Aubrey Logan at a Concerts in the Gallery presentation of jazz pop tunes and unique takes on holiday favorites. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Camarillo Christmas Parade
December 14, 2019
Community Center Park, Camarillo. With a theme like Cosmic Christmas, this annual processional is bound to be out of this world. Along with Santa atop his sleigh, bands on floats, automobiles, and equestrian units populate a jubilant stroll on the green, surrounded by artisan booths, live music, and food galore. For more information please click here.



Musical Notes & Holiday Floats
December 14, 2019
Channel Islands Harbor. An all day seaside celebration ensues for young and old, starting with a 36-ton snowfall, carolers, an appearance by Santa, photo opportunities, dockside activities, a lighting of the mast at the Maritime Museum, and a parade of festively decorated boats on the water. For more information please click here. Photo courtesy of Ventura County Fire Department.



Elf The Musical
December 14–29, 2019
Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center. When a young orphan crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts, he ends up at the North Pole. Find out what happens years later when Santa sends him off to New York City to find his birth father in this heartwarming production. For more information please click here.



Seussical The Musical
Through December 15, 2019
Ojai Art Center Theater. The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Miss Gertrude McFuzz, and other heavy hitters from the stories of Theodor Geisel (that’s Dr. Seuss) star in a melodious romp through the Jungle of Nool, the Circus McGurkus, and other Seussian sites. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Visual Music
Through December 15
The Palm Loft Gallery in Carpinteria will showcase 36 of artist Donald Archer's colorful, abstract California landscapes created over the last 15 years (as well as more recent, autobiographical pieces) through December 15 as part of the "Visual Music" exhibition. Curated by gallery owner Arturo Tello, this vibrant selection is meant to create a sense of energy and ambiance akin to being surrounded by music. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Ladin Subaru 805 Strong 5K
December 15, 2019
Thousand Oaks Community Park. Join T.O. residents as they show support for others at a run-walk to benefit the Ventura County Community Foundation’s Hill Fire/Woolsey Fire Sudden and Urgent Needs Effort Fund and the Conejo Valley Victims Fund. For more information and to register or sponsor please click here.



Gingerbread House Workshop
December 15, 2019
Justin Vineyards & Winery, Paso Robles. Indulge in the yumminess of the season at a family-friendly Gingerbread House Workshop. No cooking’s required, just assembling, decorating, and eating. All supplies are included along with the tummy-warming beverages of hot cocoa, cider, tea, and coffee. Everyone gets to take home the gingerbread recipe, an apron, and a toque. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Las Posadas at La Purisima Mission
December 15, 2019
La Purisima Mission State Historical Park, Lompoc. Explore the grounds of a Spanish mission with costumed docents who lead a procession and sing songs in Spanish and English during Las Posadas at La Purisima Mission. The celebratory tradition dates back more than 400 years in Mexico and reenacts the biblical journey of Mary and Joseph seeking shelter in Bethlehem. For more information please click here.



Mohamad Hafez Retrospective Art Exhibit
Through December 20, 2019
Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo Campus. Artist Mohamad Hafez has as interesting a story as his work. Born in Damascus, he was raised in Saudi Arabia and moved to the midwest of the United States for college. His thought-provoking and eye-catching use of found objects, paint, and scrap metal explores the political turmoil in the Middle East. This will be the first time his surrealistic streetscapes have been shown on California's central coast, and although the Cuesta College exhibit will be on display through mid-December, make the effort to attend the opening reception on October 24. Hafez will be there in person fielding questions. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Cambria Christmas Market
Through December 23, 2019
Cambria Pines Lodge. After the sun goes down, a winter wonderland illuminated by twinkling lights appears as shopkeepers open their booths at an old-fashioned outdoor German Christmas market. Vendors sell handmade wares and serve warm glühwein (mulled wine) and traditional German foods while live music plays. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Great Oaks
Through December 29, 2019
San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. The ancient oak trees of West Sonoma County are captured in a series painted by Adam Wolpert. In his work, the artist embraces ecological processes and the shifting lighting and colors of the seasons. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Garden Casitas: Playhouses Designed with Nature in Mind
Through December 31, 2019
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. 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.



Holiday Extravaganza
Through December 31, 2019
The Great American Melodrama & Vaudeville, Oceano. Banish the bahhumbugs at The Holiday Extravaganza, a theatrical experience that delivers a triple bill of seasonal entertainment: a fractured fairytale opera, a Holiday Vaudeville Revue, and a humorous and heartwarming story about how Scrooge discovers his Christmas spirit. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



New Year’s Eve Comedy Bash
December 31, 2019
Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Thousand Oaks. Ring in the new year with four comedians in a PG-13 show starring Thousand Oaks native Jason Love, former Tonight Show correspondent Kira Soltanovich, and nationally touring headliners Dan Gabriel and Nick Cobb. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Pops: A Night at the Oscars
December 31, 2019
Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo. The San Luis Obispo Symphony salutes the best of film music in a retrospective of Academy Award–winning films, including 2001: A Space Odyssey, Casablanca, Jurassic Park, Lord of the Rings, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and others. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



New Year’s Eve Celebration
December 31, 2019
Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Simi Valley. Welcome 2020 at a New Year’s Eve Celebration that’s positively presidential. Party under the wings of Air Force One with hors d’oeuvres, dinner stations, gourmet desserts, and a champagne toast at midnight, complete with party hats, horns, and streamers. Dance to music performed by Platinum Groove and check out the Christmas Around the World tree exhibit. Reservations must be made by December 23. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



New Year’s Eve Pop Concert
December 31, 2019
The Granada, Santa Barbara Take part in a long-held tradition when the Santa Barbara Symphony performs a rousing show of classic and pop tunes at the New Year’s Eve Pop Concert. The performance ends well before midnight, so there’s plenty of time for more partying after. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



New Year’s Eve Winemaker Dinner
December 31, 2019
Apple Farm Inn, San Luis Obispo. Enjoy five courses of farm-to-table cuisine plus wine pairings from LaZarre Winery of Paso Robles at a New Year’s Eve Winemaker Dinner. The party takes place in a private dining room and is accompanied by live acoustic music. A champagne toast salutes the New Year. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Solvang Julefest
Through January 5, 2020
When it comes to charming holiday festivities, Solvang Julefest shines bright. This monthlong event kicks off November 29 near downtown Solvang and is jam-packed with weekly and nightly events, including light displays, live music, pop-up holiday markets and entertainment for the whole family. Most events are free but check out the website to find more details on the December 7 Christmas parade, the evening Candlelight Tours and more. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Christmas Around the World
Through January 5, 2020
Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Simi Valley. Twenty-six decorated trees representing the 26 countries that President Reagan visited while in office, as well as a White House Tree, are on display in the exhibit Christmas Around the World. Represented are the vibrant colors of the Caribbean, the crystals of the Nordic countries, the traditional decorations of England and Europe, the Vatican tree decorated with white ornaments and a lifesize white peacock, and the White House tree done up in Reagan red. Also on display are handcrafted menorahs that were given to President Reagan while he was in the White House. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Key Frames: A Celebration of Animation & Production Art
Through January 9, 2020
Cal Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks. Learn how artists create animation Key Frames: A Celebration of Animation & Production Art. The exhibit takes viewers through the entire production process, from the earliest concept art to finalized designs. Unseen stages of the animation process, such as character design, environment art, and storyboards, are explored as well as the history of this unique art form and explanations of the creators’ diverse range of skills. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



The Observable Universe: Visualizing the Cosmos in Art
Through January 12, 2020
Santa Barbara Museum of Art. See how science compels artists to create in The Observable Universe: Visualizing the Cosmos in Art. Works in the exhibition include matter that can be seen by the naked eye or with technology. The subject may appear all-encompassing but the artists share one viewpoint: Earth. The challenge of creating art for the exhibit required them to look to observational sciences such as astronomy as well as to employ experimental techniques to conceptualize the vastness of outer space. Included are interpretations of the cosmos, coinciding with the Space Age of the last 60 years. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



Beyond Function: Fiber, Wood, Clay
Through January 12, 2020
Santa Paula Art Museum. Cultivate an appreciation of beauty found in simple objects and materials in an exhibit that showcases the wares of weaver Michael F. Rohde, woodworker Michael Adams, and potter Nate Pidduck. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here. Photo Courtesy of Nate Pidduck PR.



Celebrating the National Lands of California
Through January 20, 2020
Wildling Museum of Art & Nature, Solvang. Find out why California is called the Golden State at an exhibit of 63 artworks inspired by national parks, monuments, preserves, and recreation areas, including 805 locations such as Channel Islands National Park. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.



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.



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.