This weekend Pacific Standard Time focuses on Santa Barbara. Special events are happening all around that lovely little town just 90 minutes up the coast.
Why not drive up Sunday morning and head straight to the community celebration ( 1pm - 4pm) at The Santa Barbara Museum of Art? Enjoy food, drinks, live music and exhibition inspired art activities. Then head indoors to view Pasadena to Santa Barbara, now through May 6th. Take a look around the entire museum while you are there, venturing beyond the Pacific Standard Time show. The museum is really lovely. Though small, every show I have seen there has been terrific. They put on some particularly interesting photography exhibits ( I loved 2010's Chaotic Harmony: contemporary Korean Photography.) If you go, don't miss Publicly Private: Enrico Natali and Doug Rickard, on now through April 22nd.
Closer to home ( and on Saturday) it's your chance to see everything the talented kids of the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts have been doing. More than 30 live performances, art exhibits, debut film screenings and workshops will be offered. Things kick off at 3pm with scenes from "Hairspray" and end at 11pm after a full scale production of the "Odyssey." See some or see it all, everything happens at the Los Angeles Theater Center, 514 S. Spring St, downtown. Tickets are required ( $15 general admission) Details are here.
Sunday afternoon you can enjoy winter brews from more than a dozen breweries at Winterfest, a production of Collaboration. Ticket prices range from $15 ( a Winterfest stein, you buy the beer) to $38 ( 10 taster tickets and you better have a designated driver.) Downtown at the marvelous Belasco Theater, it's here for all you need to know.
And of course Sunday is the Oscars. Channel 7 (ABC) at 4pm our time. You can look at the shiny website right over here. Have a wonderful weekend.