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Weekly social dinners: by our coordinator Lucile Savary


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buses:
24x (UCSB-downtown express bus) schedule
11 (UCSB-Hollister Ave-State St-downtown bus) schedule

Friday, October 9th - 6:30pm @ Olio Pizzeria (tentatively) - downtown SB

Olio Pizzeria: 11 W Victoria St #21, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (8 minute walk from transit center)
1. Lucile Savary
2. George Jackeli (will drive from KITP, if you need a ride pls let me know)
3. Tarun Grover
4. Smitha Vishveshwara
6. Andreas Schnyder +1
7. Gábor Halász

Thursday, October 1st - 6:30pm @ Los Agaves (Camino Real Marketplace - Goleta)

Los Agaves: Camino Real Marketplace 7024 Market Pl Dr Goleta, CA 93117 (accessible with the 24x bus)
1. Lucile Savary - bus or bike
2. Ronny Thomale - car
3. Yuan-Ming Lu - bike
4. George Jackeli (can drive 3 from KITP and back)
5. Wen Huang -bike
6. Gang Chen - bike
7. SungBin Lee (can drive 4 from KITP)
8. Tim Hsieh (can drive 3)
9. Gábor Halász - bus
10. Louk Rademaker - drives own car from downtown
11. Wolfram Brenig (can offer a ride to up to 2 people, drop-off on return: KITP)
12. James Analytis

Wednesday, September 23rd - 6:30pm @ Ichiban Japanese Restaurant (Mesa)

Ichiban: 1812 Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93109 (accessible with the 15x bus - Cliff&Meigs stop)
1. Lucile Savary
2. Natasha Perkins ( would appreciate a ride)
3. Ronny Thomale
4. George Jackeli (can drive 2 from KITP)
5. Jeroen van den Brink (would appreciate a ride)
6. Andreas Schnyder (can give ride to 3 from KITP)
7. Louk Rademaker
8. Gábor Halász (would appreciate a ride)
9. Karlo Penc (would appreciate a ride, possibly in both directions...)
10. SungBin Lee (can give ride to 4 from KITP)

Wednesday, September 9th - 6:30pm @ Paradise Café (downtown)

Paradise Café: 702 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (5 blocks from transit center)
1. Lucile Savary
2. Stephan Rachel
3. Simon Trebst (can offer a ride to up to 3 people)
4. Sergey Savrasov
5. Efrat Shimshoni (would appreciate a ride)
6. Jak Chakhalian (a ride would be great)
7. Hiro Nakamura (would be happy to join a ride)
10. Joseph Maciejko + family (3 people total; we can drive 1 more person to the restaurant, but can't give a ride back)
11. Pavel Ostrovsky (can offer a ride to up to 3 people)
12. George Jackeli (can drive 3 from KITP)
13. Xiangang Wan (need a ride)
14. Leon Balents
15. Karlo Penc (would appreciate a ride, possibly also back to KITP)
16. Wolfram Brenig (can offer a ride to up to 2 people, drop-off on return: KITP)
17. Jeroen van den Brink (need a ride)
18. Frank Yi Zhang
19. Gang Chen (need a ride)

Wednesday, September 2nd - 6:30pm @ Tap Thai (Las Positas / de la Vina)

Tap Thai Restaurant: 3130 State St. Santa Barbara, CA 93105 (accessible by bus 11, leave from campus at 5:57pm)
1. Lucile Savary
2. Silke Biermann (would enjoy a ride, from KITP and back)
3. Simon Trebst (can offer a ride to up to 3 people)
4. Sasha Chernyshev, have a car, can take people both directions
5. Stephan Rachel
6. Efrat Shimshoni (would be happy to join a ride)
7. Shuichi Murakami (need a ride)
8. Pavel Ostrovsky (can offer a ride to up to 3 people both ways)
12. Yong Baek Kim + Hae-Young Kee + 2 children
13. Steve Nagler (can offer ride to up to 3 passengers both directions.)
14. George Jackeli (can drive 3 from KITP)
15. Hiro Nakamura (need a ride)
16. Ken Imura (would be happy to join a ride)
17. Leon Balents (walking)
18. Sergey Savrasov (biking)
19. Yuan-Ming Lu (biking)

Wednesday, August 26th - 6:30 @ Jane Restaurant (downtown)
Jane Restaurant: 1311 State St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (three blocks from transit center)
1. Lucile Savary - bike
2. Pavel Ostrovsky (can offer a ride to up to 3 people)
3. Yong-Baek Kim (can drive 3 from KITP to the restaurant)
4. Leon Balents (driving from home)
5. Hiro Nakamura (probably by bus)
6. George Jackeli (can drive 3 from KITP)
7. Sasha Chernyshev, would like to hitch a ride (Pavel?) to be brought back to West Cottages
8. Xi Dai (can take three people back to KITP and can also bring a bottle of wine if they allow)
9. Kai Sun (can offer a ride to 3)
10. Silke Biermann - would enjoy a ride if possible (from KITP and back)
11. Greg Fiete - can bring 3 people
12. Zi Yang Meng (go with Kai Sun)
13. Ken Imura - bus? (not signing up too late?)

Thursday, August 20th - 6:30 @ China Pavilion (downtown) -- note the unusual day

China Pavilion: 1202 Chapala St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (one block from transit center)
1. Lucile Savary - bike
2. George Jackeli (can drive 4 from KITP, if needed)
3. Mohit Randeria (can offer a ride to 3 people from KITP and back)
4. Kamran Behnia (need a ride from KITP and back)
5. Marcel Franz - will get there by bus or bike
6. Ken Imura -- bus
7. Youhei Yamaji (if possible, I need a ride from KITP)
8. Xi Dai - can drive 4 back to KITP if needed
9. Masa Imada -can offer 3 people from and back to KITP
10. Louk Rademaker - I'll come by bike

Wednesday, August 12th - 6:30pm @ Tamira Indian restaurant (downtown)

Tamira restaurant: 1027 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (one block from transit center)
1. Lucile Savary - I'll be riding the bus
2. Liang Fu -- bus
6. Oleg Starykh and family (4 people)
7. Leon Balents (maybe biking...)
8. Masa Imada (can drive 3 from KITP and back)
9. George Jackeli - Bus
10. Satoshi Okamoto: need a ride
11. Giniyat Khaliullin - need a ride
13. Xi Dai and Ashley Dai - can drive 2 from KITP
14. Louk Rademaker - will come by bike

Wednesday, August 5th - 6:30pm @ Palapa Mexican restaurant (between campus and downtown, closer to downtown)

Palapa restaurant: 4123 State St Santa Barbara, CA 93110
1. Lucile Savary - can offer a ride back to 4 in Goleta
3. Nandini Trivedi and Mohit Randeria (can offer a ride to 2 people from KITP and back)
4. Giniyat Khaliullin. I need a ride.
5. George Jackeli - can drive 4 from KITP
6. Satoshi Okamoto: I need a ride
8. Bruce Gaulin and Karen Hughes (can offer a ride to 2 people from KITP and back)
10. Victor & Samuel Gurarie (will be coming from downtown SB - could offer ride from there if anyone needs it)
11. Jeff Rau. Need a ride.
13. Xi Dai & Ashley Dai: can offer a ride to 2 people from and back to KITP
14. Wen Huang. Need a ride from KITP and back.
15. Lu Li. Can offer ride to 3.

Wednesday, July 22nd - 6:30pm @ Saigon Vietnamese restaurant (downtown SB location)

Saigon Vietnamese restaurant 1230 State St Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (downtown location, not Five Points)
1. Lucile Savary - can drive 4
5. Yong Baek Kim, Hae-Young Kee, and 2 children.
9. Oleg Starykh and family (4 people total).
10. Frédéric Mila - I need a ride
12. Catherine Kallin and John Berlinsky (will walk from home)
14. Nandini Trivedi and Mohit Randeria (will drive; can take 2 people)
15. Ribhu Kaul. I need a ride.
17. Fuchun Zhang and RongRong Hu. We need a ride.
18. Eun-Gook Moon. I need a ride.
19. Jeff Rau. Need ride.
20. Ying Ran. I need a ride.
22. Leon+Megan Balents.
23. Eric Lee: need a ride; can navigate
24. George Jackeli
25. Hide Takagi
26. Louk Rademaker (will come by bike)
27. Radu Coldea, I need a ride.
28. Nic Shannon. Need a ride.
29. Liang Fu. need a ride

Wednesday, July 15th - 6:30pm @ Olio Pizzeria (downtown SB)

Olio Pizzeria: 11 W Victoria St #21, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (8 minute walk from transit center or meet in front of KITP at 6pm)
1. Lucile Savary - can drive 4
2. George Jackeli-can drive 4 from KITP (could also drive to your places after dinner, but have no navigator, so will need your help for directions)
3. Frédéric Mila - need a ride there and back
4. Leon Balents - I can drive, if needed, but will probably prefer not to.
8. Hae-Young Kee - Yong Baek Kim and two children (16 and 10).
9. Nic Shannon - need a ride; can navigate
10. Ying Ran - need a ride; have a GPS
12. Maria Hermanns and Eddy Ardonne - we'll bike
13. Eun-Gook Moon - need a ride; have navigator
14. Tim Hsieh - can drive 3
16. John Berlinsky and Catherine Kallin will walk there from downtown.
17. Ribhu Kaul. need a ride.
18. Mohit Randeria & Nandini Trivedi -- can offer ride to 2 people
19. Louk Rademaker - i'll come by bike




Area Restaurants

Arnoldi's Cafe - Little Italian restaurant in historic stone building from 1930's with seating and bocce ball out back.

Beachside Bar & Cafe, down the hill from KITP overlooking Goleta beach.

The Boathouse - Seafood place right on Hendry's beach.

Brewhouse - Pretty much what you expect - beer and hearty food. For large groups, they require a pre-selected menu with only 4 entree choices.

Carlitos - Nice Mexican restaurant on State Street.

Edomasa - Sushi.

Olio Pizzeria - Highest rated pizza place in town, but kind of pricey (up to $20 for individual pie).

Opal - California/Fusion.

Trattoria Vittoria - Italian. Will only take large groups either early (before 5:30) or late (after 8:00).

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Music:


The Met: Live in HD

  • The Metropolitan Opera broadcasts HD simulcasts of operas to movie theaters all over the world. The live performances are Saturday matinees in New York, so they start here at 9:55am and are shown locally at the historic Arlington Theater in downtown SB and, in a smaller venue at Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West in Montecito. It will be rebroadcast again at Hahn Hall at 6:00pm on Saturday and at 2:00pm on Sunday.


Jazz & Folk Music

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Unofficial Facebook Group

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