••• From Downtown Santa Barbara: “Local Santa Barbara yoga studio, Divinitree, has renovated and rebranded their downtown studio under a new name: Sol Seek Yoga! The studio will reopen on October 1 with a full week of free yoga classes, raffles, and special deals for Santa Barbara locals. […] The new in-studio class schedule includes a variety of classes from Restorative and Gentle Flow to Strong Flow and new ‘Burn’ workout classes featuring dumbbells. The studio has also expanded its offerings to permanently include outdoor classes and international yoga retreats.” Photo by Ingrid Bostrom.
••• She & Him will bring her and his Christmas show to the Arlington Theatre on December 2.
••• Two items of note on the September 29 agenda for the city’s Historic Landmarks Commission—neither is new, but it’s good to see they’re progressing: 1) The restoration of Eastside Neighborhood Park, “Proposal to remove and replace existing playground for children aged 2-5, including equipment, footings, and safety surfacing, install new play equipment, safety surfacing, and 42-inch high metal fence; construction of new 2,000-square-foot playground for children aged 5-12, including excavation for subgrade preparation, concrete footings, and concrete curb; installation of new play equipment, safety surface, 42-inch high fence; installation of youth-adult fitness equipment; installation of permeable concrete paved walkway; remove chain link fencing and replace in new location, and irrigation system improvements.” And 2), “The Plaza Del Mar Band Shell, constructed in 1919 by Windsor Soule in the Mission Revival Style, is a City Landmark. Proposal for rehabilitation work consisting of structural repairs, repair of the roofing and associated waterproofing, and exterior envelope repairs. Project includes accessibility upgrades including a wheelchair ramp with access to the stage and a new paved accessible path between the ramp and lawn seating area, and electrical upgrades including new stage lighting and security lighting.” The city’s page on the band shell project says it still needs $500,000, so I’ll say it again: step up, Sonos.
••• An interesting lecture on “Enigmatic Architecture: R.M. Schindler’s Los Angeles” at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art on October 7: “Born and trained in Vienna, R.M. Schindler came to Los Angeles in 1920, working in the office of Frank Lloyd Wright. After leaving Wright’s office, Schindler went on to become the most influential modern architect in Southern California. This talk explores his enigmatic approach as a designer, from his infamous bohemian mecca, the Kings Road House, to his last great ‘translucent’ works, including the remarkable Janson and Tischler Houses. In many ways, Schindler’s work remains a mystery, full of seemingly arbitrary shapes, patterns, and angles they seem to many like futuristic set designs for early Hollywood film.” Unfortunately, I just discovered it’s already sold out. Perhaps slots will open up….
••• Press release from the city: “The City of Santa Barbara is seeking individuals to serve on the various City Advisory Groups. […] Currently, the City has 69 vacancies on the City Advisory Groups. If you’re interested in serving, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at [email protected] or 805-564-5309. Additional information, including a list of the current vacancies and an online application, may be obtained via the City’s website. Deadline for submitting applications related to the annual recruitment is Friday, October 8, at 5 p.m.”
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