events in santa barbara, ca near hotel indigo at the state house

Disruption 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - Wednesday, April 27, 2016
An immersive experience engaging all of the senses through sound, music, sight, taste and touch,conceived by artist Xaciera Simmons. This cinematic evening will feature engaging moments, interludes, films, and performances in four chapters.

Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served. 

Musical performance by Ife & Danny.  Special DJ set by Talib Kweli.

Time: 6-9pm

Photo Courtesy: MCA Santa Barbara


Saturday, April 30, 2016 - Saturday, April 30, 2016
Pentatonix is an a cappella group of five vocalists, Scott Hoying, Kirstie Maldonado, Mitch Grassi, Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola, originating from Arlington, Texas. The group won the third season of The Sing-Off on November 28, 2011 broadcast on NBC, singing an a cappella arrangement of "Eye of the Tiger", originally performed by the band Survivor, as their victory song. Pentatonix won $200,000 and a recording contract with Sony. Their debut EP, PTX Vol. 1, charted at #14 on the Billboard 200 Charts and their Christmas EP, PTXmas, charted at #1 on the iTunes Holiday Albums chart. Pentatonix is touring and currently working on their next album release and is coming to you live at the Santa Barbara Bowl this April! More information can be found on the Santa Barbara Bowl's website below.

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 Santa Barbara Bowl

Santa Barbara Electronic Music Festival

Friday, May 6, 2016 - Friday, May 6, 2016
One of Santa Barbara's only outdoor festivals, this event will bring artists from across the country together for one incredible night. There will be free shuttles running to EOS Lounge Downtown at the end of the show. An event of this magnitude is rare to find so close by. This fully staged festival will feature some exceptional local Dj's along with other greats hailing from Los Angeles to New York. Located at Elings Park off Las Positas in a massive open space, this venue will provide unobstructed views of the stage and plenty of room for all the great people who would like to be a part of this amazing night.

For more information, click on the link below! 

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 Night Out Santa Barbara

2016 LIVE Art and Wine Tour

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - Thursday, May 26, 2016  
The LIVE Art and Wine tour is making its way back to Santa Barbara this year. With a new re-energized feel, this tour will take you to the hottest spots for some wining and dining, live music, and art appreciation in Santa Barbara. This event was designed to help people re-discover the charms of Santa Barbara and will prove to be an evening of fun for everyone!

Partake in the lesiurely stroll between venues, tasting dishes from world class restuarants and sampling wines from renowned vinters. Ticket holders are given a map of the tour, and from 5:30-8pm will stroll between participating venues. From 7:30pm-9:30pm the party will kick off with live music, more food and wine, and even a silent auction!

Click on the link below for more information.

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AlunaGeorge @ SOhO

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - Thursday, June 2, 2016  
AlunaGeorge – aka singer and lyricist Aluna Francis and producer George Reid – released their critically lauded debut album, Body Music. From world tours to festivals to Katy Perry support slots to collaborations (2015's frenetic “To Ü” with Skrillex & Diplo) to chart-slaying remixes (DJ Snake's version of “You Know You Like It”, i.e. one of the most streamed songs of all time), their world has expanded immeasurably from the tiny London studio they started working in back in 2010. Come check out the craze as they grace us with their presence at our very own SOhO Restaurant and Music Lounge! 

Get your tickets while they're still available!

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 Night Out Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Wine Festival

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - Saturday, June 25, 2016
The 2016 Santa Barbara Wine Festival will take place along the banks of Mission Creek at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Mingle with winemakers, bakers, and chefs in the sunshine under the oak trees. Guests enjoy the best of Central Coast Wine and try thier luck in our "Every Cork Wins!" raffle. Escape for an afternoon and enjoy the refreshing ambiance of being in nature as you take pleasure in tantalizing tastings of food and wine!

Your ticket includes three hours of tastings at 100 wineries and local food booths with a commemorative crystal tasting glass. All proceeds benefit Museum exhibits and education programs.

Photo Courtesy: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Nihonmachi Revisited

Nihonmachi Revisited: Santa Barbara's Japanese American Community in Transition, 1900-1940

Head to the historic El Presidio de Santa Barbara site to experience not only the Spanish history of Santa Barbara, but Asian American as well. This insightful exhibition highlights our historic Nihonmachi (Japan Town) with a collection of obscure photographs and accounts of daily life from local residents and families as well as fragments of elegant, Japanese ceramics excavated on site.

The museum is open daily from 10:30am–4:30pm at 123 E. Canon Perdido Street in downtown Santa Barbara. For more info please call 805-965-0093 or visit their website.

Japanese Imari plate, El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park Archaeology collection,. Photo by Anne Petersen.

First Thursday Art Walk

Whole Year

The first Thursday of every month, 5–8 p.m.

An evening of art and culture in downtown Santa Barbara. On the first Thursday of each month, participating museums, galleries and art-related venues offer free access to visual and performing art in a fun and social environment. 

Image Caption: Julia Barbosa Landois, Culo de Oro/The Golden Ass, 2011, Performance still. Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, Courtesy Walley Films. 


Beachside Art Walk

Every Sunday
Local artists and artisans display their work by the beach alongside Cabrillo Blvd., just east of Stearns Whart. About 9 a.m. to about 4 p.m.