There are so many reasons why we love spring!
This month's events give you even more ways to enjoy this season in SB
check out these special ways to spend Mother's Day this year
Where: Santa Barbara Wine Therapy | When: May 13th, 1 – 3pm
Celebrate Mother's Day with this very special collaborative workshop, where you'll master the art of cooking, styling, and photographing stunning seasonal dishes - all while enjoying mimosas on the beautiful outdoor patio at Wine Therapy!
Where: Loquita Santa Barbara | When: May 13th, 11am – 2pm
Loquita celebrates Mom with a San Sebastian Style Brunch buffet, Sunday, May 13th. Chef Peter Lee has created a bountiful buffet of over 15 dishes. Don’t miss it! Reservations are recommended.
Where: Kessler-Haak Vineyard | When: May 12th, 10am – 2pm
Where: Hilliard Bruce Vineyard | When: May 13th, 10:30am – 3pm
Are you looking for something unique, memorable and special to do for Mother’s Day this year? Skip the traditional brunch and make a memory to last a lifetime! Join us at the exclusive Hilliard Bruce Vineyard for a creative twist on your next winery visit.
family outings and activities
Where: SB Museum of Art | When: May 3rd, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Bring the whole family to enjoy 1st Thursday together in SBMA’s Family Resource Center. Museum Teaching Artists are available to assist families in creating special exhibition-based art projects. Afterwards, enjoy the galleries until 8 pm.
Studio Sunday on the Front Steps
Where: SB Museum of Art | When: May 13th, 1:30 – 4:30pm
Visitors of all ages are welcome to participate in this hands-on workshop with SBMA Teaching Artists on the Museum’s front steps. On the second Sunday of each month participants explore a different medium, including clay, metal, ink, wood, photography, and paper. All projects are inspired by works of art in the Museum’s permanent collection or special exhibitions. Participants also receive free passes for entrance to the museum.
Where: Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club | When: May 6th, 2 – 7:30pm
The 2018 Polo Season kicks off on Sunday, May 6. The Sunday Polo main match check in time is 2:30 pm at the Engel & Völkers Polo Stadium, with the Pony Parade, followed by the singing of the National Anthem, team introductions and then the ball throw in at 3:00 pm.
Sips + bites
local food and drink events
Where: Farmbelly | When: May 4th, 7 – 9pm
Learn about the art of baking superfood bread with Louise Ulrich and Lou Fontana, of Oat Bakery. You'll also learn how to source, store, chop, and cook with culinary herbs (and how to make homemade butter!) with farmer + chef Michelle Aronson, of the Farmbelly Cooking School. This is an engaging hands-on class, and each person will make 3 buns of bread, as well as a custom herb butter.
Where: Municipal Winemakers | When: May 24th, 7 – 9pm
Edible flowers add a pop of vibrant color and brilliant flavors to otherwise average dishes. Learn to identify, grow, harvest, and cook with edible flowers in this hands-on class with chef + farmer Michelle Aronson, of the Farmbelly Cooking School.
Where: 205 Santa Barbara Street | When: May 19th, 2 – 5pm
Learn how to make Spring and Summer sippers with aperitifs, vermouths, and sparkling wines with mixologist Charlie Morrison.
Discover our artisan chutneys and savory preserves to help create spectacular appetizers and main courses with Jim Hathcock from West Coast Flavors.
Where: Santa Barbara Zoo | When: May 5th, 5 – 8pm
Wine tasting event where the animals stay out late and the Zoo is open so guests can stroll and sip. Featuring tastings from more than 20 local wineries, tasty eats available for purchase from local food trucks and Rincon Catering, music, and more!
Where: The Bear and Star | When: May 3rd, 5pm
Join us for an open house showcasing our 30’ custom reverse-flow Texas smoker and live music from the Ruben Lee Dalton Band. The Bear and Star’s First Birthday BBQ is complimentary and served as long as supplies last. There is NO cover charge for this event.
Where: Toscana | When: May 24th, 7 – 9pm
The Cal-Ital wines of Toccata taste even better paired to the authentic Italian cuisine of Chef Mancuso. Join Louis and Royce for a fun spring evening where we’ll share six beautiful courses served family style to some of our favorite Toccata wine releases.