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Goodbye Dinner at Rob and Amy's house
501 Concha Loma Drive, Carpinteria
Wednesday the 21st


Irene Chen +1 (Mike Schindlinger), can take passengers but schedule is complicated
Tom Chou
Helmut Schiessel +1

Driving; can give rides (number of extra seats)

Joanna Masel (taking Tal and Daniel Promislow, room for 1 more)
Greg and Karen Silverstein-Huber (3)
Shelley Sazer +1 (2)
Sergey Kryazhimskiy + 1 (2). Will go from West Cottages and will return early.

Driving from KITP but returning to Ventura

Rick Michod

Needs a ride

John Murray
Ke Hu
Sebastian Fuerthauer
Steven Kelly
George Martin

Santa Barbara Bus Schedule information (MTD)

Area Restaurants

Arnoldi's Cafe - Little Italian restaurant in historic stone building from 1930's with seating and bocce ball out back.

Beachside Bar & Cafe, down the hill from KITP overlooking Goleta beach.

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).


Hiking around Santa Barbara

Local Events


The Met: Live in HD

  • The Metropolitan Opera broadcasts HD simulcasts of operas to movie theaters all over the world. The live performances are Saturday matinees in New York, so they start here at 9:55am and are shown locally 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. It will be rebroadcast again at Hahn Hall at 6:00pm on Saturday and at 2:00pm on Sunday.

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.

Sport Activities

  • If you are interested in swimming/running/weightlifting or playing some sports like table tennis or soccer, you may wish to join UCSB's Recreation Center. KITP visitors pay the Community rate.

Santa Barbara Theaters