5.Opera Cruise

When:       Saturday, July 8

Time:         7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Where:     301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Enjoy a truly romantic evening cruising out along the beautiful Santa Barbara shoreline aboard the Condor Express. Arias will be performed by Baritone Brian Hotchkin, and Soprano Deborah Bertling, with pianist Kacey Link together.  The $65 boarding pass includes complimentary appetizers. There is a no host full bar.


4. Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony

When:       Saturday, July 8

Time:         7:30 PM

Where:     1214 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Music Director of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Edo de Waart conducts the Academy Festival Orchestra in the lush Second Symphony. Opened by Mason Bates’ Garages of the Valley.


3. The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra with Special Guest Paula Cole

When:       Saturday, July 8

Time:         8:00 PM

Where:     33 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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On Saturday, July 8, 2017, Basie is Back! That’s the Count Basie Orchestra! We all remember Basie’s playlist that ranges from “April in Paris,” “Imagination,” “Autumn Leaves, “Oh, Lady Be Good” evoking romance and elegance and our Jazz roots truly started with the “Count!” 18 Grammy Award accolades for this revered orchestra who has been serenading fans for generations and an integral part of our life script! They most recently released their 2015 critically acclaimed “A Very Swingin’ Basie Christmas!” which topped the Jazz charts and sold out on Amazon!

Guest Artist Paula Cole has been celebrated by Peter Gabriel as “an original voice both in what she is saying and how she is saying it!” Cole is a Grammy winner – nominated seven times and April 2017 marks her 20th Anniversary as a Jazz artist with her sixth solo album, “Raven.”


2. Studio Sunday on the Front Steps: Mat Board

When:       Sunday, July 9

Time:         1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Where:      1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Visitors of all ages are welcome to participate in this hands-on workshop with SBMA Teaching Artists on the Museum’s front steps. Each month explore a different medium, including clay, metal, ink, wood, photography, and paper, and gain inspiration from works of art in the Museum’s permanent collection or special exhibitions. In July, create an emboss print using the organic shapes and bold colors of Azechi Umetaro’s Skier (Sukiya) (1955).


1. Experience "The Miracle" Album Release and Transformational Concert

When:       Sunday, July 9

Time:        6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Where:    1221 State St., Ste. 205, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Join speaker, author & singer-songwriter, Rikka Zimmerman, for her Album Release Party & Transformational Concert

A transformational leader, acclaimed international speaker, successful author, singer/songwriter, Rikka Zimmerman has guided millions of people around the world to a greater level of consciousness and universal love. As the creator of Life Transformed, a series of live-streamed summits and classes held worldwide, Rikka empowers people to know they are the catalysts for bringing about transformation for themselves and the planet.