Classes, meetings, lectures and other weekly events for Friday.

Montecito Farmers Market

8 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., 1100 Coast Village Rd., Montecito


9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Santa Barbara FisHouse ($12 - $15)

Yoga with a Rope

9 a.m. to 10 a.m., 1213 State Street, Suite L ($13)


10 a.m., St. Raphael's Church Conference Rm., 5444 Hollister Ave., Goleta

Cachuma Lake Eagle Cruise

10 a.m. to noon, Cachuma Lake ($7 - $15)

Tai Chi Easy

10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Sino West, 5718 Hollister Ave., ste. 105, Goleta

Al-Anon Meeting

10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Solvang Alano Club, 320 Alisal Road (Free)

The New Oceanscapes

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Art From Scrap (Free)

Lunchtime Meditation

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Mahakankala Buddhist Ctr. ($5)

Cachuma Lake Eagle Cruise

2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Cachuma Lake ($7 - $15)


3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., Presidio Springs

Intro to Ballet

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Carrillo Recreation Ctr. ($8 - $10)

Marijuana Anonymous

6 p.m. to 7 p.m., 126 E. Haley St., Ste. A-12. (Free)

Mix-and-Match Social Tennis

6 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., Pershing Park ($10)

Live music in the Barrel Room

6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Carr Winery (Free)

Sierra Club Social Hike

6:15 p.m., Meet at Old Mission Santa Barbara, 2201 Laguna St.

Belly Dance Class

7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Goleta Valley Community Ctr. ($10)

College Karaoke Night

7:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., Old Town Tavern (Free)


8 p.m., Embarcadero Hall ($3 - $5)


8 p.m., Embarcadero Hall ($3 - $5)

Live Music

10 p.m. to 11:45 p.m., Brewhouse

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Holiday Festival of Trains

3-day event will showcase Dave Halbeisen's extensive model train collection.

10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Goleta Public Library (Free)

20th Annual Candy Cane Train

Year-end fun featuring a ride on a festively-decorated miniature train, holiday favors, and more.

2 p.m. to 4 p.m., South Coast Railroad Museum ($4)

The Frontier of Impact Investing

Fair trade pioneer Chid Liberty will speak on business and investing in Africa.

3 p.m., Santa Barbara Foundation, 1111 Chapala Street #200, Santa Barbara. (Free)

Music & Candlelight at the Gallery

Classical guitar music and refreshments will spice up a candlelit holiday event.

4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Z Folio Gallery (Free)

Solvang Julefest Tree-Lighting Ceremony

Solvang's tall evergreen will be illuminated, followed by live entertainment with ballerinas, bands, caroling, and the arrival of Santa Claus.

5 p.m., Solvang Park (Free)

Art Zone SB

The Arts Fund, MichaelKate and Wall Space Gallery will take over the Funk Zone with a triple gallery opening.

5 p.m. to 8 p.m., 116 East Yanonali Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Free)

The Zone 3-D

Opening reception for a group art exhibition.

5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Arts Fund

Sarah Horowitz-Thran

Award-winning perfume designer presents a talk.

6 p.m., Casa DuMetz, 448 Bell St., Los Alamos

Year of the Shark

Lean the facts and fictions about sharks at the S.B. Marine Mammal Center's 36th Annual Holiday Show and Auction.

6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., S.B. Museum of Natural History ($15 - $20)

The Wizard of Oz

Fly over the rainbow with Dorothy as she rides a twister into the merry and troubled land of Oz.

7 p.m., Marian Theatre ($29.50 - $32.50)

A Christmas Carol

The Plaza Playhouse presents this classic holiday tale.

7 p.m., Plaza Playhouse Theater ($7 - $12)

And on Earth, Peace

A Christmas cantata presented by the Unity Singers.

7 p.m., Unity Church (Free)

Unity Singers 2012 Cantata

Annual holiday cantata will come to the community once again.

7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Unity Church (Free)

Holiday Choral Concerts

The award winning A Cappella Choir & Madrigal Singers of Santa Barbara High School, under the direction of Phillip McLendon, will present their annual Holiday Concerts

7 p.m., St. Anthony's Seminary ($10)

Songs on a Midwinter’s Night

S.B. singer/songwriters and acoustic musicians perform holiday seasonal songs. Part of the Cambridge Drive Concert Series. RSVP.

7:30 p.m., Cambridge Drive Baptist Church

The Night Before Christmas and Les Patineurs

Two holiday ballet productions presented by the Montecito School of Ballet.

7:30 p.m., Lobero Theatre ($16 - $24)

First Friday Swing Dance

DJs Mike Loeza and David Frutos will provide tunes for swing lessons and dancing.

7:30 p.m. to midnight, Carrillo Ballroom ($12 - $15)

Medicine Music

Experience Kirtan chanting with Dear Beloveds.

7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Yoga Soup ($12)

Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus

The famous 1897 New York Sun editorial reassuring an 8-year-old girl about Santa Claus provides the background for playwright Andrew Fenady’s stage adaptation of his 1991 TV production.

8 p.m., Ojai Center for the Arts ($15 - $18)

Death Takes a Holiday

Classic comedy by Alberto Cassella finds the Grim Reaper taking on a human form to pass as a visiting prince, and falls in love with a beautiful girl.

8 p.m., Santa Paula Theater Ctr., 125 S. 7th St., Santa Paula

Almost, Maine

Romantic comedy set in a mythical town in the northern woods where nine couples fall in and out of love in very unexpected ways.

8 p.m., Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio ($11.34 - $15)

Becoming Forever

UCSB Department of Theater and Dance's annual fall dance concert with a diverse program featuring the choreography of advanced student choreographers.

8 p.m., Hatlen Theater ($13 - $17)

Bell, Book, and Candle

A delightful holiday romantic comedy with a Beatnik sensibility, the play conjures up "Bewitched" for the stage.

8 p.m., Alhecama Theatre ($30 - $60)

Midnight Mynx

All-female rockers will tear up Wildcat Lounge.

8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Wildcat Lounge (Free)

Before the Morning, Retrodemon, The Knife Outline

Featuring members of OneSideZero and Shuvel, and Playboy School.

9 p.m., Velvet Jones ($10)

California Honeydrops

Perform with The Rainbow Girls.

9:30 p.m., SOhO ($10 - $12)

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