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Wine & Cheese

5 pm, Monday August 22
KITP Common Room

First Social Dinner for Nuclear16:

Message from the Nuclear16 Social Organizer (Dean Lee):
For those interested and available -- Let's meet at 6:00 PM on Thursday, August 25, at Woodstock's Pizza in Isla Vista. It is a 25 minute walk west of KITP. The address is 928 Embarcadero del Norte, Goleta. Here is a link with more information: Woodstock's Pizza location
If you would like to walk over there as a group, we will be leaving from KITP at 5:30 PM.
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Piano Recital by Young-Hyun Cho:

Prof. Young-Hyun Cho from the University of Texas Arlington will be performing a solo piano recital featuring works by Chopin and Mussorgsky. The recital is scheduled for 5:00 PM on Friday, September 2, in Kohn Hall 1003 (large seminar room). Admission is free and all are welcome. Feel free to share this with family and friends.
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And, for those interested, we can walk to Sorriso Italiano together afterwards. It should be a 25 minute walk from KITP. We have a reservation for 15 at 7:30 PM. Here is the map to Sorriso Italiano in Isla Vista: http://www.sorriso-italiano.com/contact-us/

Here are some pictures from the recital taken by Zohreh:
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Social Dinner at Beachside Bar-Cafe:

For those interested -- we have a reservation at 6:45 PM on Thursday, September 8, at the Beachside Bar-Cafe. It is a 15 minute walk from KITP along the beach, right next to Goleta Beach. Walking Map

The address is 5905 Sandspit Road, Goleta. Here is a link with more information: Beachside Bar-Cafe. If you would like to walk over there as a group, we will be leaving from KITP at 6:30 PM.


Social Dinner at Itsuki Japanese Restaurant:

For those interested -- we have a reservation at 6:30 PM on Thursday, September 15, at the Itsuki Japanese Restaurant. It is about 3.5 miles from KITP, located at 7127 Hollister Avenue #30. Here is a driving map: Driving map, and here is a bicycling map: Bicycling map. For those using public transport, we will meet at the front lobby of KITP at 5:55 PM and then take the 24X bus at 6:05 PM from the bus stop right next to Eling Hall (the building just north of KITP): Bus/walking map. The bus fare for a single ride is $1.75 and no change will be provided on the bus (but it accepts coins and bills).

Conference on Symmetry Tests in Nuclei and Atoms (September 19-23):

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Lotusland botanical garden September 29:

On Thursday afternoon, September 29, we are planning a trip to the Lotusland botanical garden. http://www.lotusland.org/photography-gallery/The group rate for the tour (there are no self-guided tours for non-members), is $40 per person. The plan is to meet at the KITP front lobby at 12:30 PM on Thursday, and then drive there in car pools. Google Maps driving directions to Lotusland from KITP The tour will start some time after 1:00 PM and end by 3:30 PM. Our tour guide will Mary Ellen Hoffmann, who is a docent for Santa Barbara and Montecito. After the tour, people can decide whether they want to stay in the area or return back to KITP, and we will split up by cars accordingly.
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Social Dinner at Beachside Bar-Cafe:

For those interested -- we have a reservation at 5:45 PM on Wednesday, October 5, at the Beachside Bar-Cafe. It is a 15 minute walk from KITP along the beach, right next to Goleta Beach. Walking Map

The address is 5905 Sandspit Road, Goleta. Here is a link with more information: Beachside Bar-Cafe. If you would like to walk over there as a group, we will be leaving from KITP at 5:30 PM.


KITP Picnic at Goleta Beach:

Wednesday, October 12 is the date for the KITP Fall Picnic at Goleta Beach (Area D) beginning at 3:30. The KITP will provide BBQ chicken and tri-tip, vegetarian beans, chili beans, bread, beverages and utensils. They ask that you please bring a dish to share to round out the feast.

Social Dinner at Ming Dynasty Restaurant:

For those interested -- we have a reservation at 6:30 PM on Thursday, October 20, at the Ming Dynasty Restaurant. It is about 3.2 miles from KITP, located at 2900 Storke Road #G. Here is a driving map: Driving map, and here is a bicycling map: Bicycling map. We will meet at the front lobby of KITP at 6:00 PM in order to organize car pools to the restaurant.
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Social Dinner at Beachside Bar-Cafe:

For those interested -- we have a reservation at 7:00 PM on Thursday, October 27, at the Beachside Bar-Cafe. It is a 15 minute walk from KITP along the beach, right next to Goleta Beach. Walking Map

The address is 5905 Sandspit Road, Goleta. Here is a link with more information: Beachside Bar-Cafe. If you would like to walk over there as a group, we will be leaving from KITP at 6:45 PM.

Hiking Trip to Gaviota Hot Springs and Trespass Trail:

For those who are interested, we are planning a hiking trip to the Gaviota Hot Springs and Trespass Trail. It is a 6.5 mile loop trail that features a hot spring and has a maximum vertical displacement of 2066 feet. We will take the steep fire road up and then take the Trespass Trail on the way down. The entire hike should take about three hours, somewhat longer if we spend time at the summit and/or hot spring. The starting location is about 30.6 miles west of KITP, along highway US-101 Northbound. Here is a driving map to the starting point of the hike: Google driving map to Gaviota Hot Springs trailhead

Our plan is to meet at 12:00 noon at the KITP front lobby on Saturday, October 29, and then car pool over to Gaviota. We expect the hike to start at 12:45 PM and to be finished by 4:00 or 4:30 PM. You are recommended to bring water, long pants (to avoid scratches from shrubs on the Trespass Trail), hat, sunscreen, and bug spray. We should return back to KITP by car pool by 5:30 PM at the latest. Thanks to Roxanne Springer for planning the details of this hiking trip.

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Social Dinner at Carlitos in Downtown Santa Barbara:

For those interested -- we have a reservation at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, November 2, at the Carlitos Café y Cantina. It is about 9.3 miles from KITP, located at 1324 State Street in Downtown Santa Barbara. Here is a driving map: Driving map, and here is a bicycling map: Bicycling map. We will meet at the front lobby of KITP at 5:30 PM in order to organize car pools to the restaurant.
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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.

- 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).



Hiking around Santa Barbara



Local Events


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

  • SB has but one place that features jazz and folk: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club .They have decent food if you want to eat before/during a performance.


Sport Activities

  • If you are interested in swimming/running/weightlifting or playing some sports like table tennis or soccer, you may wish to join UCSB's Recreation Center. KITP visitors pay the Community rate.

Santa Barbara Theaters