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Sunday Polo at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club

The Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club will continue the 2017 polo season on Sunday, May 28 at Engel & Volkers Polo Stadium. Join us at the Club for another exciting day of good company and great polo competition at one of the most prestigious equestrian venues on the West Coast. Join the Club for their all-new Happy Hour every Friday throughout the season from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (May 5 - September 29). Also new this season, the Club introduces the "Overtime Party", a social after-party beginning immediately following the trophy presentation at Sunday Polo in the main clubhouse and on the field where guests can enjoy dancing and live entertainment. Sunday Polo will take place at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club (3300 Via Real, Carpinteria, CA. 93013) May 7 - October 8. Main match check in time is 2:30 pm. Admission is open to the public and tickets start at $10.

- Ramsey Asphalt USPA Presidents Cup Final September 17th, 3:00pm
 
WINE WEDNESDAYS

Weekly, Les Marchands offers WINE WEDNESDAYS, an informal way to taste wines among fellow wine lovers. The early evening wine flight tasting is hosted by Les Marchands Retail Manager Jeremy Bohrer in collaboration with importers and distributors of some of their favorite wines. Each week Les Marchands works with a different distributor or importer in presenting fresh flights of wines. Guests are invited to stop by after work to try something new and have the chance to purchase one of their favorite bottles from the retail store. WINE WEDNESDAYS are scheduled from 4-6 PM and open to the public. Pricing is $15 per guest.

- September 20th - 131 Anacapa St, Suite B, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
 
TEARS FOR FEARS with DISHWALLA

Tears For Fears have announced their rescheduled date at Santa Barbara Bowl. The show will take place September 18 at 7:00 PM. Dishwalla will support this new date. All tickets purchased for the previously scheduled performance will be honored. Fans who are unable to attend the new date may seek a refund at point of purchase. Tickets are still available and can be purchased via AXS.com or at the Santa Barbara Bowl box office.

Beyond selling 30 million albums worldwide, performing to countless sold out audiences, and winning various awards, the DNA of Tears For Fears-Roland Orzabal (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Curt Smith (vocals, bass, keyboards)-remains embedded within three generations of artists. Quietly casting a shadow over rock, hip-hop, electronic dance music, indie, and beyond, their music has been sampled by Kanye West, The Weeknd, David Guetta, Drake, and more, while getting covered by Lorde, Adam Lambert, Ally Brooke Hernandez, Gary Jules, and Disturbed, to name a few. Meanwhile, classic songs figure prominently everywhere from The Wire and Donnie Darko to Straight Outta Compton and Mr. Robot.

Local alt rock 90's band Dishwalla are a platinum selling, award winning band with a career spanning nearly 2 decades and 5 albums. Dishwalla's music helped define the sound of a generation. Their music is timeless, and "Counting Blue Cars'" recurrent airplay on Triple A and Hot A.C. radio are a testament to this. Touted by fans and industry alike as one of the best live bands to come out of the 90's, Dishwalla is back, and now they have a story to tell.

September 18th - 7:00pm - Santa Barbara Bowl
 
STEPHEN STILLS and JUDY COLLINS

Judy Collins and Stephen Stills first met in 1967 and quickly fell into a tumultuous love affair that would be immortalized in Stephen's song "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes." Out September 22 on Wildflower / Cleopatra Records, 'Stills & Collins' marks the first album the two icons and longtime friends have recorded together. The loving, playful and emotional album finds Judy and Stephen performing refreshed versions of songs that tie their whimsical 50-year history together, plus a brand new song penned by Judy for this album, and a refined take by both artists on classics by Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Traveling Wilburys and more. Judy and Stephen have announced their first-ever tour together as well, which begins July 26 and goes through Fall 2017.

'Stills & Collins' is bursting with songs that illustrate a rich history between the two legends. "Who Knows Where The Time Goes," from Judy's 1968 album of the same name, was the first song Judy and Stephen ever recorded together. Stills first recorded "Judy" in a demo session immediately following Judy's 'Who Knows Where The Time Goes' session, in the very same studio. This demo tape was lost for years and later issued as the 'Just Roll Tape' album. "So Begins The Task" is another Stills original that also appears on the 'Just Roll Tape' demo. The song was later recorded for Stills' Manassas debut, and for 'CSN 2012.' Judy recorded "So Begins The Task" as well, for 1973's 'True Stories and Other Dreams.' She wrote "Houses" about her relationship with Stephen, a standout track from her landmark release, 1975's Platinum-selling 'Judith.'

The album also features duets over classic songs such as Bob Dylan's "Girl From The North Country." Judy, known for her early interpretations of Leonard Cohen's work, selected "Everybody Knows" for this album - her first time recording it. Stephen and Judy sing over a soaring version of Traveling Wilburys' "Handle With Care." The song "Questions" was written by Stills and recorded for Buffalo Springfield's 'Last Time Around,' and later revisited on the second section of "Carry On," from Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's 'Deja Vu.'

And finally - Judy penned a brand new song for this album, "River Of Gold." 'Stills & Collins' was recorded at West Lake Studios in West Hollywood, and was produced by Stephen Stills, Judy Collins, Marvin Etzioni and Alan Silverman. It features Russell Walden on piano, Kevin McCormick on bass, and Tony Beard on drums.

'Stills & Collins' will be released on the heels of a very busy period for Collins, who released an album in 2015 and 2016. 2015's 'Strangers Again' earned Judy her highest Billboard 200 debut in almost 30 years, and 2016's 'Silver Skies Blue' duets album with Ari Hest earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best Folk Album. She's recently been described by the NY Times as the "ageless wild angel of pop," appeared in HBO's Girls, and released the book 'Cravings: How I Conquered Food' earlier this year.

Stills is known for his work with Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and his solo work. In addition to "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," Still is best known for the hits " For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield and "Love The One You're With" from his solo debut, Stephen Stills. He's a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and ranked #28 in Rolling Stone Magazine's "The 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time." He also has the added distinction of being the first artist to be inducted into the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame twice in one night (for his work with CSN and Buffalo Springfield).

- September 22nd, 7:00pm, Arlington Center for the Performing Arts
 
SANTA BARBARA Heart Walk

Bring friends, family or co-workers to enjoy a morning 5K walk along the beautiful beach, heart health education, health screenings and more while raising funds and awareness for heart disease and stroke!

- September 23rd, 8:30am - Fess Parker Doubletree Inn
 
THROUGH The LOOKING GLASS

A compelling new work inspired by Lewis Carroll's book, premieres at the Lobero for one night only. Alice's imaginative and curious world comes to life through intricately woven choreography by Meredith Cabaniss, Devyn Duex, Karyn Laver, an original score by Adam Phillips and visual art by Shelby Lynn Joyce. The evening will also feature a new work by internationally renowned choreographer Edgar Zendejas, and other nationally acclaimed artists.

- November 1st, 8:00pm - Lobero Theatre