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Lunch @ UCEN

On days with no lunch seminar a (large) lunch group leaves the KITP at 12:30 from the exit by the auditorium.
This group walks to the UCEN (University CENter) where there are a number of food options (Salad, Pizza, Subway Sandwiches, Panda Express Chinese, Wahoo Fish Tacos, and the Root 217 Grill). Participants collect their own lunch (or bring it from home) and then regroup on the back patio by the lagoon. The tables on the patio have 4 attached chairs, and can accomodate 4 additional chairs which can be scavenged from inside the UCEN. To maintain our good relations with the UCEN so that the practice of scavenging chairs is tolerated, we do ask that you return such mobile chairs to where you found them inside the UCEN when lunch is over.

Sport Activities

Biking: Hall of Fame --- First-time riders up OSM during the program:
Peter Koroteev
Simon Ross
Alejandra Castro
Joan Simon
Nima Lashkari
Daniel Grumiller
Shunji Matsuura

World Music Series at Noon

At noon on Wednesdays through May, you may enjoy free music performed outdoors by various groups at the Music Bowl. Bring a lunch. The Music Bowl is a small amphitheater within the Music Department, located between the UCen and the Main Library. Here is an interactive campus map (requires Flash) or you may download a pdf version.

Group Dinner

Coming group dinner: Thursday May 17th
at 7:00 pm at the downtown Santa Barbara restaurant Opal ( Opal ) at 1325 State Street.

Please sign up before May 17th 16:00
To sign up write your name below here (click on Edit on the right up corner and then Save), indicating:
-if you have a car and how many extra seats you can offer
-if you need a ride
-the number of additional people coming with you

Joan (need a ride)
George M. (need a ride)
Amanda (need a ride)
Bernard (need a ride)
Micha (need a ride)
Daniel (need a ride)
Maximilian (need a ride)
Masaki (can take 3 or 4 people)
Aron & William (can take 3 additional people)
Atish (would prefer a ride if possible but have a car at hotel which can take 3 or even 4 more people if you are short on cars as it appears)
Steve G. (will probably meet you there)

if we do not have enough cars, we'll take together the bus to downtown.

Lecture by Historian of Science and Religion

On Saturday, May 19th, I will be attending a lecture by UCSB professor emeritus of history Jeffrey Burton Russell. He will be speaking on common myths about the history of Christianity and science. The lecture is at 1 pm, with a free lunch beforehand at 12 pm. If anyone else is interested, I would be happy to offer a ride from the KITP (or any other nearby location) at around 11:30. You can email me or call me on my cell phone at 3019578622.

Aron Wall

Address of event:
Shoreline Community Church
935 San Andres Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Hiking around Santa Barbara

First Thursdays of the Month

Downtown Santa Barbara
On the first Thursday of each month, participating galleries and art-related venues offer free access to visual and performing art in a fun and social environment from 5-8 p.m. 1st Thursday venues feature attractions, such as art openings, live music, artists' receptions, lectures, wine tastings and hands-on activities. In addition, State Street comes alive on 1st Thursday with performances and interactive exhibits. Look for previews of forthcoming plays, symphony performances, concerts and dance productions, as well as local up-and-coming performers. The Downtown Organization also partners with Santa Barbara cultural groups for one-time 1st Thursday attractions.

For more information, maps, etc., go to:

Jazz & Folk Music

There are actually a number of places that feature live music regularly, for example Cold Spring Tavern, The James Joyce, Dargan's, Muddy Waters, and occasionally at the closest place to campus The Mercury Lounge. The best place to find all local events, including copious amounts of classical, jazz, folk, rock etc. is our local weekly The Independent

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

Soccer photos

4 photos from the soccer game