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After Hours at Santa Barbara Historical Museum
136 East De la Guerra Street, 805-966-1601

Join the Museum for a “dance party” with Salsa band Mescal Martini (8:00-9:30 pm) in celebration of our exhibition, Project Fiesta! All ages are welcome to enjoy this free summer kick-off celebration. No reservation needed and no-host bar. Free screening of "Cascaron" at 7:30 pm.

Amber & Smoke
Corner of State & Anapamu Street, 5:00-8:00 pm

Amber & Smoke is a folk n’ soul duo from Ventura County. They recently released their first full-length album titled “Riverbound.” Vocalist Amber Olive was featured as a guest artist on Bill Rotella’s 2017 solo release, titled “amber and smoke”. That album, and other albums from Rotella, can be heard on Pandora and most music platforms.

Charged Particles
Marshalls Patio, 900 State Street, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Celebrating their 26th anniversary, Charged Particles is a mainstay on the Bay Area jazz scene, across the country, and internationally.  They play a special blend of original funky Latin jazz, with high energy, compositional complexity, and musical virtuosity.  Every performance is filled with drama and surprise, taking listeners on an adventure.

The Art Crawl
735 Anacapa Street

The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative, in partnership with Downtown Santa Barbara, will lead a curated Art Crawl through 1st Thursday festivities with a new guest curator each month. The Art Crawl starts at 5:30 in de la Guerra Plaza on the back steps of City Hall (735 Anacapa Street, then head around to the back).


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