1st Thursday After Hours at The Granada
On the 1st Thursday of each month, participating galleries and art-related venues host art openings, live music, artists’ receptions, lectures, wine tastings, and hands-on activities in downtown Santa Barbara.
I do my best to check out 1st Thursday events every month, since we are lucky enough to have so many venues participate, that support local artists. This past Thursday was the last After Hours event of the season… Why this does not run year round is a mystery to me. The Granda Theatre, the Lobero Theatre, and The New Vic are gracious hosts for the After Hours events. The events feature live entertainment, nibbles, & wine tastings.
In honor of their upcoming New Year’s Eve POPS Concert, the symphony busted out their musical instruments, and let us try them out! It didn’t even matter if you had a clue what you were doing! What fun!
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After giving the instruments a whirl, I headed upstairs to the Granada’s Big Screen to catch the sneak peak of the Lightwire Theater. They will be performing at the Granada on December 10th. I wish I was going to be in town to catch the show, because it looked fantastic!
Next was the wine tasting, champagne, and music by guitarist Bryan Titus… All were very good!
And, where there is good music you have dancers!
If you happen to be in Santa Barbara on the 1st Thursday of the month, be sure to check the schedule to see which venues are hosting events.
Check the schedule here.
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