Group Dinners

Current week:


Tuesday, June 17th

Weekly program dinner at Los Agaves
Time: 7:00pm
Location: 600 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara

Please sign up before Tuesday 1.00pm. Family and friends are welcome (please indicate party number).
Meet at the KITP front entrance Tuesday at 6:30pm. If you are meeting us there (at 7:00pm) please indicate on the sign-up list.

Sign-up list (please indicate if you need or can offer a ride):

Inna Polichtchouk
Brian Farrell (3)
Greg Huber (will meet at restaurant)
Andre Giesecke (meet you at Los Agaves)
Brad Marston (3 -- we will arrive early with our 9 year old and meet you there)
James Cho (have a car, can take 3)
Heidar Thor Thrastarson (have a car, can take 3)
Jens Juul Rasmussen -- meet at the Restaurant
Richard Scott - meet at restaurant



Past Weeks:


Wednesday, June 11th

Weekly program dinner at Edomasa
Time: 6:00pm
Location: 2710 De La Vina, Santa Barbara

Please sign up before Tuesday 6.00pm. Family and friends are welcome (please indicate party number).
Meet at the KITP front entrance Wednesday at 5:30pm. If you are meeting us there (at 6:00pm) please indicate on the sign-up list.

Sign-up list (please indicate if you need or can offer a ride):

Pedram Hassanzadeh (need a ride)

Inna Polichtchouk (need a ride)
James Cho (have a car, can take 3)
Heidar Thor Thrastarson +1.5 (will meet at restaurant)
Jens Juul Rasmussen - meet you at the restaurant
Joe Barranco (need a ride)
Andre Giesecke (meet at restaurant)
Wanming Qi (need a ride)

Wednesday, June 4th

Weekly program dinner at Los Agaves
Time: 5:30pm (note earlier time)
Location: 600 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara

Please sign up before Tuesday 6.00pm. Family and friends are welcome (please indicate party number).
Meet at the KITP front entrance Wednesday at 5:00pm. If you are meeting us there (at 5:30pm) please indicate on the sign-up list.

Sign-up list (please indicate if you need or can offer a ride):

Jens Juul Rasmussen - need a ride
David Dritschel - also need a ride!
Inna Polichtchouk (need a ride),
Baylor Fox-Kemper (can bring a car for 5)
Sean Haney (need a ride)
Pedram Hassanzadeh
Andre Giesecke (will meet you there)
Phil Marcus (have space for 1 person in my car)
Joe Barranco
James Cho (have car, can take 3)
Colm Connaughton (I'll come by bike and will meet you there)
Heidar Thor Thrastarson (have car, can take 3)
Craig Agnor (need a ride)
Peter Read + 1 (have car, can take 2 more)
Daniel Lecoanet (need a ride)

Wednesday, May 28th

Weekly program dinner at Beachside Bar-Cafe

Time: 6:00pm

Location: 5905 Sandspit Road, Goleta, CA

Please sign up before Wednesday 12pm; family and friends are welcome (just indicate party number).

The restaurant is in walking distance from the KITP (15 min), so we will meet at the KITP main entrance at 5:40pm to walk there.
If you wish to meet us there please indicate on the sign-up list.

Sign-up list

Brad Marston (will meet you there)
Peter Read + 3 (will meet you there)
Inna Polichtchouk
Volker Naulin
Colm Connaughton (will meet you there)
Christian Beck (will meet you there)
Andre Giesecke
David Dritschel
Heidar Thor Thrastarson


Thursday, May 22th


DIY BBQ at the West Campus Family Housing

Time: 6:30pm (note earlier time)
Location: Map The common area is just off Kroeber Walk.

Family and friends are welcome (please indicate party number).

We will meet at West Campus rather than at KITP. Note that parking is restricted on site and is by permit only - contact Peter Read if you need a permit. On street parking is available in Isla Vista. It is easily reachable by bike.

We will get the food. We expect it to cost about $15 a head (but we don't count kids!). Contributions to the drinks table would be greatly appreciated. We also need a couple of people to help set up before hand and do some cooking. Contact Colm or Peter if you can do this.

Please sign up by 5 pm tomorrow (Tuesday) so that we can get an appropriate amount of food.

Sign-up list (please indicate if you need or can offer a ride):

Andre Giesecke
Colm Connaughton
Peter Read +1
Christian Beck
Brad Marston
Heloise Meheut +1
Igor Rogachevskii
Geoff Lesur +1.5
Heidar Thor Thrastarson
Volker Naulin

Wednesday, May 14th


Weekly program dinner at Jane
Time: 6:30pm (note earlier time)
Location: 1311 State Street, Santa Barbara (opposite Carlitos from earlier in the program)
Their website menu doesn't have prices but you can see the menu with prices at Tripadvisor

Family and friends are welcome (please indicate party number).
Meet at the KITP front entrance Wednesday at 5:50pm. If you are meeting us there (at 6:30pm) please indicate on the sign-up list.

Sign-up list (please indicate if you need or can offer a ride):

Andre Giesecke (come by bike, will meet at restaurant)
Roland Young (need a ride)
Peter Read + 1 (have car, can take 2 more)
Heidar Thor Thrastarson +1.5 (have car, can take 1-2 more)
Geoffroy Lesur +1.5 (have a car, can take 1 more)
Colm Connaughton (I will come by bike and meet at the restaurant)
Christian Beck (need a ride)
Seb. Fromang (need a ride)
Stas Boldyrev +1 (will meet at the restaurant)
James Cho + 0 (have car, can take 3)


Thursday, May 8th


Weekly program dinner at Edomasa Sushi (recommended by James)
Time: 7:00pm
Location: 2710 De La Vina, Santa Barbara (near the Mexican restaurant from last week)

Please sign up before Wednesday 7:00pm (as we need to say a day ahead if we will have >20 people)
Family and friends are welcome (please indicate party number).
Meet at the KITP front entrance Thursday at 6:20pm. If you are meeting us there (at 7:00pm) please indicate on the sign-up list.

Sign-up list (please indicate if you need or can offer a ride):

Richard Scott (have car, can take 3)
Paul Williams (need a ride)
Roland Young (need a ride)
Héloïse Méheut +1 (We would need a ride please)
James Cho (have car, can take 3)
Peter Read + 1 (have car, can another 2)
Vladimir Zeitlin +1 (have car, can take 2)
Wanming Qi (need a ride please)
Nikos Bakas + 2 (will meet at restaurant)
Hui Li ( I need a ride please)


Note today we are limited to 20 people (currently 15): there weren't over 20 signed up on Wed evening so I didn't tell them we would be over 20 so they are expecting up to 20.

Wednesday, May 7th


There is no dinner on Wednesday this week because of the beach picnic on Wednesday evening from 3:30 until it gets dark.
Directions to the picnic area are here.
If you have said you will help set up the picnic please be there at 3:00pm.
Beach picnic starts at 3:30pm.
Football match starts at 4:00pm.

Wednesday, April 29

Weekly program dinner at Los-Agaves
Time: 7:00pm
Location: 600N Milpas Street, Santa Barbara

Please sign up before Tuesday 6:00pm; family and friends are welcome (just indicate party number).
Meet at the KITP front entrance Wednesday at 6:20pm. If you are meeting us there (at 7:00pm) please indicate on the sign-up list.

Sign-up list (please indicate if you need or can offer a ride):

Colm Connaughton (I'll come by bike)
Heloise Meheut +1 (We need a ride please)
James Cho (i have a car and can take 3)
Paul Williams (I would need a ride please)
Wanming Qi (I would need a ride please)
Roland Young (will meet you there)
Sebastien Fromang (I need a ride please)
Izumi Saito (I would need a ride please)
Gavin Esler (I would need a ride please)
Nikos Bakas +2 (we would need a ride please)
Peter and Jan Read (have a car and can take 2)
Orkan Umurhan (have a car and can take 1)
Heidar Thor Thrastarson + 1.5 (have a car and can take 1-2)
Vladimir Zeitlin + 1 (I have a car, can take 2)


Wednesday, April 23

Weekly program dinner at The Palace Grill
Time: 6:30pm
Location: 8 East Cota street, Santa Barbara

Sign-up list (please indicate if you need or can offer a ride):
Anna Frishman (I need a ride please)
Gregory and Tamar Falkovich (will come by bike)
Peter and Jan Read + car (can take 2 or 3)
Heidar Thor Thrastarson + 1.5 (will meet at restaurant)
Farid Ait Chaalal (I need a ride please)
Richard Scott (I have a car; can take 3 or 4)
Sébastien Fromang (I need a ride please)
Roland Young (I need a ride please)
Paul Williams (I need a ride please)
Nikos Bakas +2 (will meet at restaurant)
Guilhem Dif-Pradalier (I have a car; can take 3 or 4)
Daniel Lecoanet (I would like a ride)
Heloise Meheut +1 (We would like a ride)
Gavin Esler (I need a ride please)
Natalia Vladimirova (biking)

Wednesday, April 16

Weekly program dinner at State & Fig
Time: 7:00pm
Location:State & Fig

Here is the menu they prepared for us; it is still possible to make adjustments (please send an email to Farid if you have any comment about the menu)

Please sign up before Tuesday 6pm; family and friends are welcome (just indicate party number).
Meet at the KITP front entrance Wednesday at 6:20pm. If you are meeting us there (at 7pm) please indicate on the sign-up list.

Sign-up list. Please indicate if you need or can offer a ride:
Farid Ait Chaalal (I need a ride please)
Emma Warneford (I need a ride please)
Gavin Esler (I need a ride please)
Peter Read + 1 + car
Colm Connaughton (I'll meet at the restaurant)
Nikos Bakas + 2 (I have a car and can take 2)
Daniel Lecoanet
Richard Scott + car

Wednesday, April 9

Weekly program dinner at Beachside Bar-Cafe
Time: 7:00pm
Location: 5905 Sandspit Road, Goleta, CA

Please sign up before Tuesday 5pm; family and friends are welcome (just indicate party number).

The restaurant is in walking distance from the KITP (15 min), so we will meet at the KITP main entrance at 6:40pm to walk there.
If you wish to meet us there please indicate on the sign-up list.

Sign-up list

Laura Currie
Anna Frishman
Cesare Nardini
Emma Warneford
Richard Scott
François Waelbroeck + car
James Cho + car
Farid Ait Chaalal
Colm Connaughton
Heidar Thor Thrastarson
Izumi Saito
Steve Tobias (+1.5)
Gavin Esler
Daniel Lecoanet
G & T Falkovich

Wednesday, April 2

Special Event Dinner: **Café KITP** at SOHO
Time: 5:30 - 7:30pm
Location: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State Street, 2nd floor
Parking: most convenient parking is a lot at the corner of Chapala and Anapamu Streets.

Please sign up below before 4pm on Wednesday.

Sign-up list (please indicate if you need or can offer a ride):

Those seeking rides, meet at the KITP front entrance at 5pm to be assigned a ride.

Greg Huber (can take 3 others, but will be leaving the KITP 1.5 hours early)

Thursday, April 3

Weekly program dinner at Carlitos .
Time: 8:00pm
Location: 1324 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Please sign up before 4pm Wednesday; family and friends are welcome (just indicate party number).

Meet at the KITP front entrance at 7:20pm. If you are meeting us there (at 8pm) please indicate on the sign-up list.

Note, you might also be interested in the "1st Thursday" event from 5-8pm in Santa Barbara (see local events on this page).

Sign-up list (please indicate if you need or can offer a ride):

Anna Frishman (I need a ride)
Laura Currie (I need a ride)
Emma Warneford (I need a ride)
Paul Williams (I need a ride)
James Cho (I have a car; can take 4)
Freddy Bouchet (I'll take my bike)
Colm Connaughton (I'll take my bike. Let me know what time to meet at the restaurant.)
Richard Scott (I need a ride)
François Waelbroeck (have car, can take 3 or 4)
Farid Ait Chaalal (I need a ride)
Grisha and Tamar Falkovich (going before 6 pm for 1st Thursday, have car, can take 2)
Gavin Esler (need ride please)
Natalia Vladimirova (I need a ride)
Steve Tobias (I can take some in car)
Beth Wingate with David Hughes and Joanne Mason (Beth will take David and Joanne)
Wanming Qi (I would need a ride)

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).
MORE

Beach Barbecue

Goleta Beach, a short walk from KITP, has barbecue pits that you can use. Reservations are usually not required unless you have a very large group and need a certain area. Please note: beach bonfires are not permitted anywhere in Santa Barbara County. (They are only permitted in certain places anywhere in California.)

Hiking around Santa Barbara



Local Events

1st Thursday

  • Visit more than 30 art venues, talk with artists, view exhibits, listen to live music, and create art yourself. Downtown S.B. will once again open its doors to the public with 1st Thursday, a celebration of arts and culture. You are sure to find an evening full of entertainment as you visit over 30 art venues to talk with artists, watch demonstrations, view exhibits, listen to live music, and create a little art yourself.

Music:


Summer Concerts in the Park

  • It’s one of Santa Barbara’s best summer traditions….. come find out first-hand what brings up to 5,000 people down to Chase Palm Park on Thursday nights during the months of June, July and August! Make sure that you dust off your dancing shoes, pack up a picnic dinner and your friends and family, and come celebrate summer and some great free music concerts in Santa Barbara’s beautiful Chase Palm Park! Located right on Cabrillo Blvd. along the gorgeous Santa Barbara waterfront. Don’t miss it!

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

Running


Cycling

Favorite routes are Old San Marcos (~20 miles, 1300 feet of climbing), Painted Cave (~25 miles, 2000 feet of climbing), and Gibraltar (~42 miles, 5000 feet of climbing). I will be riding evenings and weekends if anyone wants to join me Farrell (Rm 2326).

Santa Barbara Theaters


Farmers Markets