June 19 Group Dinner

June 19 dinner: 7pm at Carlitos Mexican restuarant, 1324 State St Santa Barbara

Rides (depart KITP at 6:30):

NORM (4 passengers)

Evan (4 passengers):

DRIVER ( XX passengers):

DRIVER ( XX passengers):

Area Restaurants

The Boathouse - Seafood place right on Hendry's beach.
Brewhouse - Pretty much what you expect - beer and hearty food. For large groups, they require a pre-selected menu with only 4 entree choices.
Carlitos - Nice Mexican restaurant on State Street.
Edomasa - Sushi.
Olio Pizzeria - Highest rated pizza place in town, but kind of pricey (up to $20 for individual pie).
Opal - California/Fusion.
Trattoria Vittoria - Italian. Will only take large groups either early (before 5:30) or late (after 8:00).

Beach Barbecue

Goleta Beach, a short walk from KITP, has barbecue pits that you can use. Reservations are usually not required unless you have a very large group and need a certain area. Please note: beach bonfires are not permitted anywhere in Santa Barbara County. (They are only permitted in certain places anywhere in California.)

Hiking around Santa Barbara

(from past workshop)

Other hikes that look good from the Robert Stone "Day hikes around Santa Barbara" book:
- Douglas family preserve and Arroyo Burro beach (walk on bluffs and on the tar-free beach)
- Tunnel trail to mission falls (6 mi round trip)
- Seven falls and inspiration point (3.7 mi round trip)
(for these previous two hikes,
- Rattlesnake canyon (3.5 mi roundtrip)
- Botanic gardens

Local Events

1st Thursday

  • Visit more than 30 art venues, talk with artists, view exhibits, listen to live music, and create art yourself.
Downtown S.B. will once again open its doors to the public with 1st Thursday, a celebration of arts and culture. You are sure to find an evening full of entertainment as you visit over 30 art venues to talk with artists, watch demonstrations, view exhibits, listen to live music, and create a little art yourself.

Jazz & Folk Music

  • SB has but one place that features jazz and folk: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club .They have decent food if you want to eat before/during a performance.

The Met: Live in HD

  • The Metropolitan Opera broadcasts HD simulcasts of Saturday matinee performances to local theaters all over the world. In this area, they are shown at the historic Arlington Theater in downtown SB and, in a smaller venue at Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West in Montecito, which has the 2012 season brochure (pdf) online. (They are rebroadcast on Sunday afternoons but only shown at the Music Academy.) At the Arlington, there are always plenty of seats, so reservations are not required. Occasionally, Hahn Hall is sold out, so check before you go.

Sport Activities

Anyone interested in swimming/running (maybe biking if nice bikes available for renting) or playing some sports like table tennis or soccer at the Rec.Cen. of UCSB !? Drop a line here or pop up at my office

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