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48th Annual Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival

The Community Environmental Council (CEC) is hosting its 48th annual Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival, themed "Educate. Inspire. Act." The festival is free to attend and will run Saturday-Sunday, April 21-22, at Alameda Park. This festival is the longest-running and most consistently held public Earth Day celebration in the U.S. and is thought to be one of the largest on the West Coast. Join us for family programming and activities for all ages. The festival will be featuring sustainable, local foods, a beer and wine garden, and over 200 eco-conscious exhibitors. Festival highlights include: -The largest annual public Green Car Show on the West Coast with Ride & Drive opportunities of cutting-edge alternative fuel vehicles -An Environmental Hero Award presentation to Paul Hawken presented by Jeff Bridges at the conclusion of Saturday's March for Science rally -Environmental Stewardship Awards in Education for local youth and educators -Sign making and public official letter writing in preparation for the April 29 People's Climate Rally -An Activist Art Installation featuring signs from recent marches and rallies -Two full days of music and speakers on three stages.

- April 21st & April 22nd Alameda Park 1400 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 963-0583 x 100
 
A BENEFIT FOR UCSB ARTS & LECTURES: AN EVENING WITH ANTHONY BOURDAIN

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents A Benefit for UCSB Arts & Lectures: An Evening with Anthony Bourdain, bestselling author of Kitchen Confidential and host of CNN's Parts Unknown, on Wed., May 9, at 5:15 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 East De la Guerra St., Santa Barbara. Gather to honor the place we call home and celebrate Santa Barbara's vibrant cultural life at this truly Santa Barbara event featuring cuisine by local chefs, local artisanal food and wine and a lively evening of stories and Q&A with renowned food personality, award-winning journalist and internationally-acclaimed raconteur Anthony Bourdain. Join your friends and neighbors in support of UCSB Arts & Lectures (A&L), Santa Barbara's largest and most influential arts and lectures organization. Proceeds benefit UCSB Arts & Lectures' programming and education outreach programs.

- May 9th, 5:15pm 136 East De la Guerra Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101
 
SANTA BARBARA YOUTH ENSEMBLE THEATRE PRESENTS LES MISÉRABLES

Santa Barbara Youth Ensemble Theatre celebrates its twelfth season at the Lobero with an awe-inspiring production of "Les Miserables." This Broadway-quality performance is the culmination of nine months of theatrical enrichment featuring approximately 40 actors ages 8-16. Led by Creative Director Janet Adderley-a Broadway & TV veteran herself-these talented children bring to the stage an unforgettable. and emotionally evocative show.

- May 19th & 20th, 2:00pm & 6:00pm Lobero Theatre
 
ZOO Brew

Zoo Brew is so popular, it sells out in hours. There are tastings from 30+ breweries, plus pub food and merchandise are available for sale. VIP tickets allow early entrance and appetizers. For ages 21 and over only.

- June 2nd, 3:00-6:00pm, Santa Barbara Zoo
 
SANTA BARBARA WINE + FOOD FESTIVAL

The Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival takes place along the shaded banks of Mission Creek at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Swirl, sip, and savor tastings from 50 premier Central Coast wineries, complemented by savory and sweet bites from more than 30 top local food purveyors. 100% of the net proceeds from the Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival support the Museum's nature and science education programs for all ages. This event is outdoors, open to all 21 and older, handicapped accessible, and non-smoking. Service animals only.

- June 30th 2:00 - 5:00pm 2959 Puesta del Sol Santa Barbara 93105
 
4TH OF JULY ART SHOW AT THE OLD MISSION SANTA BARBARA

Come on up to the Mission on the hill overlooking the beautiful pacific ocean and enjoy so one of a kind art, music and food! The 4th of July Art Show at the Old Mission Santa Barbara started in the 1960's and is one of the most awesome art shows in all of California! Free admission and free parking!

- July 4th 10:00-5:00pm - 2201 Laguna Street