Punch Vintage Shop Is Closing

••• Punch Vintage, on the State Street side of Victoria Court, will close at the end of October. The storewide sale has already begun.

••• Up now at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art: The Private Universe of James Castle: Drawings from the William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation and James Castle Collection and Archive. “With more than 90 works, SBMA represents the sole venue for this presentation and is the first exhibition of this remarkable artist’s work in Southern California.” The exhibit “highlights the artist’s remarkable technical skills and attempts to foster a better understanding of his evocative and unconventional images, particularly his landscapes and architectural interior scenes. Unfortunately, the common perception of Castle and his art has tended to be very limited due to emphasis on his physical impairments—he was profoundly deaf and largely mute—and his geographic isolation, working in rural Idaho.”

••• The good folks at the Santa Barbara Tire & Service Center (on De La Vina) are opening a second location at 822 N. Milpas Street (Canon Perdido/De La Guerra). I had never noticed the antenna on the property (or nearby). It’s reminiscent of the one on De La Vina.

••• Maune Contemporary gallery is relocating, according to the sublease listing for one of the best little buildings in town, 1309 State Street. No word yet on where.

••• ZZ Top plays the Arlington Theatre on October 20.

••• Coming up at the Lobero Theatre: the Jerry Douglas Band (July 20) and the Wallflowers (October 17).


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