(If you have a Montecito Event, or an event that concerns Montecito, please contact us at (805) 565-1860, fax (805) 969-6654 or email: calendar@montecitojournal.net)


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


Montecito Frame

Montecito Frame is featuring works by Craig Marshall Smith, abstract expressionist who taught drawing for short 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


William T. Colville Foundation, in conjunction with The Santa Barbara Arts Fund, presents the work of four recipients of The William T. Colville Foundation Grant – Liz Brady, Lucy Brown, Liisa Rahkonen and Nancy Taliaferro.

When: Now until February 16, Tuesday thru Friday, noon to 5 pm

Where: The Arts Fund Gallery, 205C Santa Barbara Street

Info: 965-7321

Westmont Reynolds Gallery

Now 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


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


Channel City Club

Pauline H. Baker, president of the Fund for Peace, a research and educational organization that works to prevent war and alleviate the conditions that cause war, speaks to the Channel City Club about “Weak and Failing States: What are they? How do we recognize them? What do they signify? How should we respond?”

When: 11:30 am

Where: Reagan Room, Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, 633 Cabrillo Boulevard

Cost: $35 for non-members; $25 for members

Info: 884-6636

Double Toast

Santa Barbara International Film Festival hosts “A Red Carpet Toast to Givers and Shakers,” a gathering to kick off the 11-day festivities and to celebrate the new collaboration between the festival and Direct Relief International. The Santa Barbara-based organization will receive all proceeds from the evening. “This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship,” says Roger Durling, the festival’s executive director. Tonight’s reception features Buenos Aires’s signature Argentinean tapas, appetizers, martinis and special surprise guests from the festival’s lineup of movies.

When: 6 pm to 7:30 pm

Where: Café Buenos Aires, 1316 State Street

Cost: $175

Info: 964-4767, ext. 126

Peabody Trio

The Peabody Trio: Violaine Melancon, violin, Natasha Brofsky, cello, and Seth Knopp, piano, perform tonight. They’ll play Mozart’s Quartet for flute and strings in D Major, Ives’s Trio, Shulamit Ran’s Soliloquy, and Brahm’s Quartet for piano & strings No. 3 in C minor.

When: 8 pm

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

Cost: $25 general admission, tickets at the door

Info: 893-7001


Poetry in Los Padres

Public poetry reading in the Los Padres National Forest honors life and work of William Stafford, former U.S. poet laureate. Perie Longo, psychology teacher at Antioch University, and Jackson Wheeler, poet and author of “Swimming Past Iceland,” share their favorite Stafford poems. Members of the public are welcome.

When: 2 pm

Where: First Crossing Day Use Area on Paradise Road off Highway 154

Info: willis@westmont.edu


A Taste of Provence

Michelin Star restaurant manager Brice Delclos, pastry chef Nicola Denis, winner of the Sarzeau chocolate award, and renowned Executive Chef Philippe Jourdin create a menu selection out of the French Riviera and pair it with select California wines. Lunch and dinner are prepared.

When: January 23-26; lunch 11:30 am to 5 pm; dinner 5 pm to 10 pm

Where: Four Seasons Biltmore, 1260 Channel Drive

Cost: $40 lunch, $80 dinner

Info: 969 2261