EVERY FRIDAY

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

EVERY WEEKEND

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

AT THE GALLERIES

Montecito Frame

Montecito Frame is featuring works by Craig Marshall Smith, abstract expressionist who taught drawing for a short period of time at UCSB in the ‘70s.

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

Where: Montecito Frame, 1224 K Coast Village Road

Info: 969-1129

Westmont Reynolds Gallery

From January 18 through March 9, Westmont College displays work of Harry Carmean, master draftsman and painter who worked professionally as an artist for more than six decades. He also taught figure drawing at the Art Center of Design in Pasadena for 43 years.

When: Mondays thru Saturdays, 11 am to 5 pm

Where: Reynolds Gallery, 955 La Paz Road

Info: 565-6162

RSVP

The Truth About Muhammad

Join the Santa Barbara Wednesday Morning Club in welcoming author Robert Spencer. The New York Times bestselling author reveals “The Truth About Muhammad” in a reception and book signing. Wednesday Morning Club Executive Director David Horowitz will be on hand.

When: January 23, reception 4 pm; tea, 4:30 pm; book signing, 5:30 pm

Where: Four Seasons Biltmore, La Marina Room, 1260 Channel Drive

Cost: Club members no charge; $45 for non-members

Info: 969-0148

Festival of Hearts

Come enjoy a buffet luncheon, soft jazz, live and silent auctions. Papier mâché hearts decorated by local artists, students and residents will be available for your Valentine shopping.

When: Saturday, February 3, from noon to 3:30 pm.

Where: Friendship Center, 89 Eucalyptus Lane

Cost: $75 in advance, $85 at the door, $35 children under 12

Info: 969-0859

ONGOING

Meditation & Healing Circle

Kim Vincent and her husband, Roger Ford, host ongoing spiritual workshop for people who “need healing from within.” Workshop is designed for people who are “stuck” and unhappy to people with life-threatening illnesses.

When: First Wednesday of each month, 7:15 pm to 9 pm

Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road

Info: Roger or Kim at 640-0211

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12

Cam Pac’s back

Camerata Pacifica resumes its 2006-07 concert series with Schubert’s String Quintet in C Major, Op. Post. 163, D 956. Concert also features Kagel’s “Klangwolfe” and Britten’s “Cello Sonata.”

When: 1 pm and 7:30 pm,

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

Cost: $20 (1 pm); $48 (7 pm)

Info: 884-8410

Eating Habits of the Sexes

Christina Van Dyke, assistant professor of philosophy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, comes to Westmont College to speak about how cultural myths of female and male eating relate in important ways to how men and women generally react to desire. Her lecture is titled “I’ll Have a Salad and Diet Coke: Eating as a Gendered Act,” is free and open to the public.

When: 3:30 pm

Where: Hieronymus Lounge, 955 La Paz Road

Info: 565-6051

MONDAY, JANUARY 15

Martin Luther King, Jr Day

Federal holiday, all schools are closed. In honor of the late doctor, we remember one of his most memorable quotes: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”