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


Planned Social Activities


While our social coordinator is not on place yet, we have an invitation for a pizza dinner event on Thursday night with the MemForm program. It is a great opportunity to start some social interactions and enjoy the Residence spaces, we hope you all can join!

They ask us to sign up for this event, providing information about the number of people and kids you would participate with, about vegetarians or other dietary restrictions, and to contribute with $15 for adults, $10 for kids 11-21 years old, $6 for kids 6-10yrs and $0 for kids up to 5years old.

The coordinators will collect names and money from those interested after Morton Denn's talk on Wednesday.

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


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