The Santa Barbara Bowl Insists on Vaccination Proof or a Negative Test

••• From the Santa Barbara Bowl: “For the safety and comfort of all guests, proof of completed vaccination or negative Covid-19 test will be required for entry for everyone including children under 12. Proof is your government issued ID and one of the following: CDC Vaccination Card; original vaccination card, printed copy of vaccination card or photo of vaccination card on your phone; CA Digital Vaccine Record; proof of Negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours* from time of entry to venue. Acceptable tests are Diagnostic Tests, Molecular Tests, RT-PCR Tests, NAAT Tests, Antigen Tests & Antibody (Serology) Tests. Over the counter tests will not be accepted. (*Please note some artists are requiring 48 hours for testing.)”

••• Speaking of the Bowl: H.E.R. plays the venue on September 24. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m.

••• Gregory Alan Isakov plays the Lobero on November 26 and 27. Here’s his lovely cover of the Lumineers’ “Salt and the Sea.”

••• For this Thursday’s “art walk” downtown, the Thomas Reynolds Gallery is offering free* shoe shines from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.: “Master shine man Domingo Lopez will join us. For 26 years, he manned the shine stand at Nordstrom in Santa Barbara. Now he’s on the State Street promenade, operating in front of the barbershop at 1233 State.” (*You will be tipping.)

••• A bunch of local organizations “have collaborated to organize two virtual forums on two separate evenings—one for Mayoral Candidates and one for Districts 4, 5, and 6 Candidates. The purpose of the two Forums is to give the community the opportunity to ask questions and hear final words from candidates on important community issues such as Housing, Homelessness, Economic Vitality, Climate Crisis, and more before making final decisions and sending in ballots. Questions from the audience will be collected and posed to the candidates as determined by the moderator, given time available. Register here for the mayoral forum on October 18 and here for the city council forum on October 20. (According to Newsmakers, there will be nine mayoral forums total, so I think this will be the last one I’ll mention.)

••• My husband and I have always wanted to charter a plane to San Miguel Island for a day trip, so I was disappointed when we finally got around to inquiring, only to learn that Channel Islands Aviation is no longer flying to the islands.

••• BW correctly identified last week’s Where in Santa Barbara…?—it’s the First United Methodist Church at Garden and Anapamu streets, which you may know as the church with the rainbow signage on the Anapamu doors.


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