See the KITP Social Wiki for lots of ideas, and please join it if you'd like to contribute!

Thursday 20 July 2017 @ 5:30 PM
Farewell BBQ; Residence, west side

Wednesday 19 July 2017 @ 6:00 PM
Cocktail hour at the Residence!

Friday 14 July 2017
Dinner in Santa Barbara. Time and place TBA!

Wednesday 12 July 2017 @ 5:30 PM
We'll have another Wednesday BBQ at the Residence! We'll use the BBQ on the west side.

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Tuesday July 11 2017 @ 6:00 AM (note date change!)
Low-tide hike to beach and tidepools. Location is Coal Oil Point, about 1.6 mi (2 km) southwest of the KITP residence. Meet at the KITP residence. You can
bike (7-8 min), walk (~30 min) or ride (taxi or your own car). It's important to get there early to catch the prime conditions for viewing tidepool wildlife. Contact with any questions.

Wednesday July 5 2017 @ 5:30 PM
We'll have another Wednesday BBQ at the Residence! We'll use the BBQ on the west side.

Tuesday July 4 2017 @ 6:30 AM
Stephen David will lead a bike ride originating from KITP building 6:30 am. Contact if you'd like to learn more about this or other opportunities for a bike ride.

Wednesday 28 June 2017 @ 5:30 PM
We'll have another Wednesday BBQ at the Residence! We'll use the BBQ on the west side.

Saturday June 25 2017 @10 AM
Hike to Inspiration Point, leave from KITP residence -- please email Maria if you would like to go, and especially if you have a car and can offer a ride to other people.

Friday 22/23 June 2017 @ 6:30 PM
We're going to Captain Fatty's brewery:

Captain Fattys is a local brewery located roughly 10 minutes by bicycle north of the residence. It's in a commercial installation, but done out as a casual bar with several brews on tap and an external caterer (Phil and Kath paid $12 for pizza, but it varies).

It would be possible to take a bus, but it doesn't really help.
which is here:'s+Brewery/@34.4384454,-119.8514643,17.02z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xe22b216bfe5126c2!8m2!3d34.4393451!4d-119.8516157?hl=en

If you want to split an uber/lyft/taxi with other people, meet outside the KITP residence at 6:15pm. Let's meet up at the brewery at 6:30 pm (since it closes at 9 pm).

Wednesday 21 June 2017 @ 5:30 PM
We'll have another Wednesday BBQ at the Residence! We'll use the BBQ on the west side.

Wednesday 14 June 2017 @ 5 PM
We'll have another Wednesday BBQ at the Residence! We'll use the BBQ on the west side.

Sunday 11 June 2017 Hike Rattle Snake Canyon
Meet either at 8:00 AM at the Residence or at 8:30 AM near Skofield Park (meeting point near the bridge where the trail begins). Bring good shoes, a hat, food and water.

Friday 09 June 2017 Group pictures week 2

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Wednesday 07 June 2017 @ 5 PM
Wednesday BBQ at the Residence (BBQ on the west side). Food and drinks (potentially with a Ukrainian-German twist) will be provided. Feel free to contribute 10 bucks towards the costs, and/or bring your own roastables.

Wednesday 31 May 2017 @ 5 PM
Welcome BBQ at the Residence

For those of you not staying at the Residence,

there are ping pong tables, foosball, and snooker in the basement.
there is an exercise room with a few free weights, treadmills, stationary bikes

For more intense and varied exercise, including swimming, fitness centers, tennis/racquetball/squash courts, consider using the Rec Center on Ocean Road just south of Mesa Road

Purchase Day Pass $15 at Front Desk, opened M-F 6:30 am - 9 pm
Purchase $60 monthly passes at Rec Center Cashier office, opened M-F 8:30-5:30

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).

Hiking around Santa Barbara

Local Events


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