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

Live at Peabody’s

Starting March 25, Peabody’s will have live music every Sunday featuring The Legrand Trio. Trio plays and sings to American jazz and popular music from the 1920s and ’30s.

When: 1 pm on Sundays

Where: Peabody’s, 1198 Coast Village Road

Info: 969-0834

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


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. A lot of his work will also be on display until the end of the month at the Faulkner Gallery in the Santa Barbara Library.

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. Seaside Theatre is a non-profit theatre group.

When: March 16 through April 1

Where: Theatre Molly Barbey, 5315 Foothill Road

Info: 684-6380


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: 1 pm (in-school); 6:30 pm

Where: MUS auditorium, 385 San Ysidro Road

Cost: Free

Info: 969-3249


Evening of Jazz at Tsunami

Cool jazz and sultry vocals fill Tsunami in evening of torch songs and classic jazz, complete with patio dining. Margie Nelson and Mindy Mass provide vocals, joined by Woody de Marco on keyboard and Hank Allen on bass.

When: 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Where: Tsunami, 1014 Coast Village Road

Price: Free, but reservations recommended

Info: 969-7565

Comedy for a Cause

Westmont College senior Carlo Moss presents “The Underground for Africa,” stand-up comedy concert to benefit West African nation of Sierra Leone. Event features Alphonso Ochoa and Andrey Belikov, UCSB’s improv troupe “Sketch ‘n’ Sniff Comedy” and headlined by Carlo Moss.

When: 8 pm

Where: Porter Theatre, 955 La Paz Road

Info: 565-6187


MERRAG Meeting

Montecito Emergency Response and Recovery Action Group (MERRAG) holds training seminar. Workshop focuses on “Survival in the ‘Urban Wilderness.’”

When: 9 am to 12 pm

Where: Montecito Fire Station, 595 San Ysidro Road

Info: Geri Simmons 969-2537

Gardening Workshop

Lotusland staff members and horticultural professionals provide teachings on improving gardens and helping them become more environmentally friendly. Learn about sustainable gardens, like the ones at Lotusland, which use natural methods to create healthy soil and insect-resisting plants. Cost of workshop includes lunch.

When: 9:30 am to 4 pm

Where: Lotusland, 695 Ashley Road

Price: $60 for Lotusland members, $70 for non-members

Info: 969-9990 or www.lotusland.org

Teaching About Tweeners

In the first of a series of community forums hosted by Montecito Covenant Church, Dr. Andrea Gurney, professor of clinical psychology, leads seminar-style workshop for parents of Tweeners (kids between the ages of 8 and 12).

When: 9:15 am – 11:30 am

Where: 671 Cold Spring Road

Info: 969-0373

Honoring Barry Siegel

Community activist and Montecito resident Barry Siegel is guest of honor at benefit reception hosted by the Coalition for Sustainable Transportation.

When: 4 pm to 7 pm

Where: Larry Iwerks’s gallery, 958 Weldon Road

Info: www.coast-santabarbara.org


For Review

Montecito Board of Architectural Review meets for second of two meetings this month. Call its downtown office for copy of agenda.

When: 3 pm

Where: Montecito Hall, 1469 East Valley Road

Info: 568-2000


Cold Spring Parent Conferences

Cold Spring School holds its annual parent-teacher conferences for kindergarteners thru sixth-graders.

When: 1:30 pm to 5 pm

Where: Cold Spring School, 2243 Sycamore Canyon Road

Info: 969-2678


Wines of Piemonte

Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel hosts unique dining experience at newly renovated Bella Vista Restaurant, in which Chef Roberto Neri of Pordenone, Italy prepares four-course meal of Northern Italian cuisine. Each course is paired with a wine of the Piemonte region. One evening only.

When: 5 pm to 10 pm

Where: Four Seasons Biltmore, 1260 Channel Drive

Info: 969-2261