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  • Santa Barbara
    Danny Douglas, featured in the Santa Barbara Independent and boasting both a culinary degree and a decade of experience, passes on his kitchen know-how during three-hour cooking classes using local, seasonable cuisine. Novice spatula wielders mingle with fellow students and sip on home-brought beverages as the expert culinarian teaches them how to craft a four-course meal as fresh and elegant as Grandmaster Flash at the opera. An in-season and locally caught seafood dish stars in the tongue-pleasing production alongside locally harvested produce and humanely raised meats. The communal cooking experience bonds couples closer together while solidifying friendships through the art of crafting consumables and dining together on meals on a white tablecloth. Those more interested in letting a chef cook for them may apply their Groupon toward Danny Douglas' catering services.
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    231 Magnolia Avenue
    Goleta, CA US
  • Old Town Tavern
    At Old Town Tavern, you can snack away on tasty pub grub. Calorie-counters won t find any low-fat fare here, so enjoy the menu and take a break from the diet. The bar at Old Town Tavern is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. The happy hour at Old Town Tavern offers deals you won't want to miss. At Old Town Tavern, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal. Old Town Tavern offers patio seating in the warmer months. In the mood for dancing? Jive to a live DJ, and show off your moves on the restaurant floor. The restaurant tends to blast tunes over an already rambunctious crowd, so be ready for thunderous noise here. You may be better off finding a table during the week, as weekends at the restaurant tend to be packed. The dress code at Old Town Tavern is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you. Safely and quickly park your car on the street at Old Town Tavern. You won't get sticker shock from your bill at Old Town Tavern — prices are usually less than $15.
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    261 Orange Ave
    Goleta, CA US
  • Sino West Performing Arts
    Sino West Performing Arts serves as the meeting place of two disciplines: dance and kung fu. Under the tutelage of four experienced instructors, kids and adults learn, hone, and perfect skills in a variety of art forms. Atop sprung floors of recycled rubber and beneath ceilings of repurposed clouds, they practice in one of two airy, well-lit studios. Curricula under the dance umbrella include Chinese dance, tai chi, ballet, Zumba, and yoga, while martial-arts practitioners take classes in Shaolin kung fu, MMA, and weaponry, among others. The class selection is diverse, but no matter the chosen course, enrollees report increased levels of confidence, self-discipline, and bragging rights.
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    5718 Hollister AveSte 105
    Goleta, CA US
  • The Acting Camp
    Success as a child actor depends almost as much on parents' managerial knowhow as it does on a kid's acting skills. During three-day weekend excursions at The Acting Camp?held at the more than 300-acre El Capitan Canyon?aspiring performers and their guardians develop their respective roles in each youngster's career. Under the tutelage of John D'Aquino ? a veteran of hits like Seinfeld and Hannah Montana ? kids refine techniques such as auditioning on camera and improvising. These sessions culminate in prepared scenes that groups of campers perform for casting directors, agents, and managers from networks like Nickelodeon and the CW. Beforehand, these insiders as well as parents of working child actors meet with parents to discuss the business end of the entertainment industry, where money and Beanie Babies exchange hands at a rapid rate. Amid all these career-focused activities, The Acting Camp leaves plenty of time for families to relax and bond with fellow attendees.
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    11560 Calle Real
    Goleta, CA US
  • Comedy Hideaway
    Every Thursday, Comedy Hideaway ushers in a lineup of HBO- and Comedy Central-anointed performers, its stage still echoing with the bygone riffs of such national acts as Zach Galifianakis and Whitney Cummings. The club's founder, Andrey Belikov, often hosts and performs at the evening's revues, spinning impressions of his Ukrainian father and detailing his foibles in American society. Between sets, guests avail themselves of a menu of Italian fare, sip laugh-loosening drinks, and stand in line for autographs from nationally touring microphone stands.
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    5711 Calle Real
    Goleta, CA US
  • Nanco Helicopters
    The Spanish architecture. The bustling wharf. The cerulean ocean. There are countless sights to see in the Santa Barbara area, which is why Nanco Helicopters tailors each of their aerial tours to the client's need. Passengers take in the passing landmarks and 747 drag races from inside a Robinson R-44, helmed by commercial pilot Taylor Nancarrow.
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    1601 Cook Place
    Santa Barbara, CA US

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