Coast Village Farmers’ Market

Look for booths and market umbrellas and you’ll be there among fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers

When: 8 am to 11:15 am

Where: Somewhere along Coast Village Road

Info: 969-0303


Live at Tsunami

Coast Village restaurant Tsunami, one of Montecito’s few hubs for live music, hosts evening of moxie-sing jazz and standards from Great American Songbook.

When: 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Where: 1014 Coast Village Road

Price: free

Info: 969-7565

Bob Long Live

Winner of the Scott Joplin Piano Award and voted “Entertainer of the Year” in San Diego, Bob Long plays every weekend at the DoubleTree Lounge.

When: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 pm to 11 pm

Where: Fess Parker's DoubleTree, 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard

Info: www.BobLongPiano.com



This Friday and Saturday, Objects holds trunk show featuring collection of accessories (belts, jewelry, handbags, scarves, etc). Designers include Maya, Mary Frances, Sarah Cavender and more.

When: Friday, March 16 through Saturday, March 17, 10 am to 6 pm

Where: Objects, 1187 Coast Village Road

Info: 565-3335


Village Frame & Gallery

Village Frame & Gallery is featuring works by Jeremy Harper, Montecito Union School alumnus and Santa Barbara resident. Plein air oil paintings of local beachscapes, including Hammonds and Butterfly beaches.

When: Monday thru Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm

Where: Village Frame & Gallery, 1485 East Valley Road

Info: 969-1129

Divine Inspiration Gallery of Fine Art

Now through May 12, Divine Inspiration Gallery of Fine Art showcases “Through the Lens… Windows of Soul,” collection of photography from local artists.

When: Wednesday thru Saturday 11 am to 4 pm

Where: 619 Linden Avenue, Carpinteria

Info: 684-1174


Freedom Center’s SB Retreat

Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton, race car legend Andy Granatelli, former CIA director James Woolsey, radio show host Dennis Prager, Congressman Duncan Hunter and political commentator Dick Morris are just some of the guest speakers at this year’s David Horowitz Freedom Center Santa Barbara Retreat. Among the issues to be discussed at the conference are “The War at Home and Abroad” and “Political Indoctrination in our Public Schools and Universities.”

When: March 30 – April 1, 6 pm

Where: Loggia Room, Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel, 1260 Channel Drive

Price: Table of 10: $3,500, Individual seats: $350

Info: Missy Woodward, 323-556-2550 ext. 213


Seaside Theatre Presents…

“Dogsbreath Devereaux: The Dastardly Doctor or Nurses! Foiled Again!,” a local production by Billy St. John. This Carpinteria melodrama tells the tale of Dogsbreath Devereaux M.D., who plots to do away with a wealthy widow, Lotta Cash, and inherit her late husband’s clinic. Sea Theatre is a non-profit theatre group.

When: March 16 through April 1

Where: Theatre Molly Barbey, 5315 Foothill Road

Info: 684-6380


Global Warming Panel

Santa Barbara Public Library System, in conjunction with UCSB Library, hosts “community conversations.” Josh Schimel, chair of the UCSB Environmental Studies Program, and other local representatives present an informal panel discussing the science of global warming and its impacts.

When: 7 pm

Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road

Info: 969-5063


Planned Parenthood Dinner

Planned Parenthood hosts its annual dinner honoring Mary Jane McCord. Special guest Stedman Graham, Oprah’s friend, is featured as keynote speaker this evening. Reservations are required and spaces are limited.

When: 6 pm

Where: Fess Parker’s DoubleTree, 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard

Info: 963-2445 ext. 121


Channel City Club

Stedman Graham, New York Times bestselling author and longtime friend of Oprah Winfrey, speaks to the Channel City Club this morning. Speaking about his newest book, “Diversity: Leaders Not Labels,” he explores how one can transcend culture and identity to fit into a global market.

When: Check-in at 11:30 am

Where: Fess Parker’s DoubleTree, 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard

Cost: $35 non-members, $25 members

Info: 884-6636

Poetry Conference

Annual weeklong summer workshop is still months away, so Santa Barbara Writers Conference is sponsoring weekend of intensive poetry with U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser as special guest. Kooser, professor of English at the University of Nebraska, presents keynote address and a masterclass workshop on “Finding Poetry in the Everyday,” while regular Writers Conference poetry workshop leaders Perie Longo and David Starkey head up a contingent of instructors, including Santa Barbara’s Poet Laureate Barry Spacks, Chryss Yost, Marilyn McEntyre and Paul Willis.

When: Friday thru Sunday

Where: La Casa de Maria, 800 El Bosque Road

Cost: $325 (includes meals)

Info: 964-0367

Camerata Pacifica

Camerata Pacifica presents program featuring Bach’s A Minor Partita for Solo Flute, BWV 1013, starring CamPac founder Adrian Spence, and Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, with featured musicians Catherine Leonard (violin), Zvi Plesser (cello), Shai Wosner (piano) and Bil Jackson (clarinet).

When: 8 pm,

Where: Lehmann Hall, Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Road

Cost: $48

Info: 884-8410


Tecolote Book Signing

Robyn Busfield signs her newest book “It’s Time to Get Selfish,” a practical guide “enriched with fresh information regarding the Soul and its connection to our human experience,” at Tecolote Book Shop in the Upper Village.

When: 3 pm to 4 pm

Where: Tecolote Book Shop, 1470 East Valley Road

Info: 969-1148


On the Board

Montecito Union School holds monthly School Board meeting. Open to the public.

When: 6 pm

Where: 385 San Ysidro Road

Info: 969-3249


It’s a Plan

Montecito Planning Commission holds monthly hearing. Get copy of agenda at www.sbcountyplanning.org

When: 9 am

Where: 123 East Anapamu Street, Room 17

Info: 568-2000

Caregiver Support Group

Caregiver education and support group facilitated by Eryn Eckert. Caregivers of individuals of Alzheimer's Disease or other forms of dementia are invited to share laughter and tears. Free respite care available during group.

When: 10 am to 11:30 am

Where: Friendship Center, 89 Eucalyptus Lane

Info: Eryn Eckert 969-0859

On Stage

Montecito Union School hosts performance of Disney’s “High School Musical” by the after-school drama class. Musical’s opening and closing numbers include routines by both the Spirit Squad and Baton Twirling classes and also a performance by the after-school Hip Hop dance class.

When: March 21, 1 pm (in-school) and 6:30 pm, March 22, 1 pm (in-school) and 6:30 pm

Where: MUS auditorium 385 San Ysidro Road

Cost: Free

Info: 969-3249