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This calendar intended to help our community stay up to date on progressive events and opportunities along the Central Coast.

Only events that meet our mission will be added. Please allow us up to 4 business days to approve or modify submissions.
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Lunchtime Activists: November 30, 2023


The Fund for Santa Barbara’s monthly Lunchtime Activists meetings are intended to be an open and informal space for advocates, organizers, and neighbors to share brave space and co-conspire for […]

Audra McDonald in Concert

Campbell Hall, Isla Vista, CA 93117 Campbell Hall, Isla Vista, CA, United States

The winner of a record-breaking six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards and an Emmy, Audra McDonald is as stunningly eloquent in song as she is acting a role. She’s been […]

Mariachi Sol de México

Arlington Theatre 1317 State St, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Led by one of the foremost masters of mariachi music, José Hernández, Mariachi Sol de México returns for a festive celebration of Mexico’s Christmas traditions. Experience holiday magic in a […]

Samara Joy Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

The Granada Theatre (1214 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101) 1214 State St, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

The first jazz performer since Esperanza Spalding to win the prestigious Best New Artist category at the Grammys, Samara Joy embraces the great tradition of such singers as Sarah Vaughan, […]

Hospice of Santa Barbara’s 40th Annual Light Up A Life

Goleta (Camino Real Marketplace)

40th Annual Light Up a Life Ceremony Join Hospice of Santa Barbara for their 40th Annual Light Up A Life. This beloved community tradition takes place to remember and honor […]


Fall Grant Awards Celebration 2023

Minerva Club of Santa Maria 127 W Boone St, Santa Maria, CA, United States

Honoring our Fall and Multi-Year 2023 grantees Join us for The Fund for Santa Barbara’s Annual Fall Grant Awards Celebration! Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. Location: Minerva Club […]

Contemporary Issues Forum at USSB

Parish Hall at USSB 1535 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara, CA

Join the Contemporary Issues Forum on December 13, 2023 at 7:00 PM in the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara's Parish Hall to hear from Dr. Joel Rothman, Director and Founder […]


Creating Accessible Meetings & Events


Learn from those with disabilities about what type of accommodations they need to attend meetings. To RSVP to this event, receive a Zoom link, and/or request accommodations - email Jacob […]

17th Annual Holiday Celebration for Martin Luther King, Jr.

De La Guerra Plaza, Santa Barbara De La Guerra Plaza, Santa Barbara

2024’s Theme: “The time is always ripe to do right.” MLK’s quote from 1963 in Birmingham, Alabama. This year’s morning program is dedicated to Derrick Curtis, well known dancer, teacher […]


Beyond Bookselling: How Queer Bookstores Shaped the Gay Liberation Movement

Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. 40 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Join the UCSB History Associates in partnership with the Santa Barbara Public Library for a fascinating talk: "Beyond Bookselling: How Queer Bookstores Shaped the Gay Liberation Movement" presented by UCSB doctoral candidate Sarah Dunne. Queer bookstores are more than a location where books are sold. During the late-20th century, gay and lesbian bookstores served as […]