Group Dinner: Thursday, May 1




Please add your name below if you are interested in joining the group for dinner.

Place:The Lark
131 anacapa street; Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Time: 7 pm

Transport: Bus 24X from UCSB West Campus to Transit centre and 20 mins walk (1 mile)

Bus 11 (towards state/ Hollister Downtown SB) from UCSB East campus to Anacapa and Sola and then take 30, towards State street shuttle, to State and Yanonali and walk 0.1 mile

Bicycle: 10.9 miles


Car: Please indicate whether you can provide rides.

Pragya Srivastava
Cristina Marchetti (can give a ride to three people)
Mark Bowick
Sriram Ramaswamy
Christoph Weber (ride for 3 people)
Pawel Romanczuk
Tommy Angelini
Xingbo Yang

Whale watching trip : Sunday, April 27


Please indicate below if you are interested in a whale watching trip this
Sunday, April 27 via Condor Express
Some of the details are as follows. It will be better to get a count of
people who are interested as soon as possible to proceed with the
reservations.

Boat leaves from 132 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109.

Trip schedules : Noon and 3 pm.
I suggest Noon, but if more people feel 3 pm is right then we can
go for that.

Trip Duration : 2 and a half hours.

Cost per person : Boat trip 50 $ each + Transport.

Transport to Harbor : It is important to have a head count to plan this efficiently.
Please indicate if you are willing to give car rides.
Taxi one-way takes about 15 $ each. We are yet figuring out the
appropriate bus routes.

Please feel free to also add any crucial point that I may have left.














Group Dinner: Thursday, April 24


Please add your name below if you are interested in joining the group for dinner.

Place: Zen Yai
425, State St.; Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Time: 7 pm

Transport: Bus 24X from UCSB West Campus to Transit centre and 12 mins walk (0.7 miles)

Bus 11 (towards state/ Hollister Downtown SB) from UCSB East campus to Carrillo & Anacapa
and 10 mins walk (0.6 miles)

Bicycle: 10.5 miles

Car: please indicate below if you can give rides

Pragya Srivastava
Anatoly Kolomeisky (I have a car)
Max Bi
Philippe Marcq (I have a car)
Bulbul Chakraborty
Sriram Ramaswamy
Ananyo Maitra
Suropriya Saha
Christoph Weber (I have a car)
Pawel Romanczuk
Tannie Liverpool

Group Dinner: Thursday, April 17


Please add your name below if you are interested in joining the group for dinner.
Place: The Brasil Arts Cafe
1230 State St Suite C, Santa Barbara CA 93101
Time: 7 pm
Transport: Bus 24X from UCSB West Campus to Chapala and Anapamu and 4 mins walk (0.2 miles)
Bus 11 (towards state/ Hollister Downtown SB) from UCSB East campus to Micheltorena & State and 4 mins walk (0.2 miles)

Bicycle: 9.7 miles

Car: please indicate below if you can give rides

Anatoly Kolomeisky ( I have a car and I can give a ride to 4 people)

Len Sander & spouse
Bulbul Chakraborty
Pragya Srivastava
Max Bi
Suropriya Saha
Ananyo Maitra
Henry Amuasi
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Group Dinner: Thursday, April 10


Please add your name below if you are interested in joining the group for dinner.

Place: The Brewhouse
229 W Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Time: 8 pm

Transport: Bus 24X from UCSB West Campus;

Bus 11 (towards state/ Hollister Downtown SB) from UCSB East campus

Bicycle: 11.1 miles

Car: please indicate below if you can give rides

Eberhard Bodenschatz & accomp. person
Christoph Schmidt (will ride the bike from KITP)
Chase Broedersz
Chris Battle
Pragya Srivastava
Len Sander & accomp. person
Suropriya Saha
Ananyo Maitra
Max Bi
Xingbo Yang
Amuasi

Group Dinner: Thursday, April 3


Please add your name below if you are interested in joining the group for dinner.
Place: Zaytoon (Lebanese/ Mediterranean) 209 E Canon Perdido Street Santa Barbara;
Time: 8 pm
Transport: Bus 24X at 6:35pm from UCSB West Campus to Transit center plus 9 minutes walk;
Bus 11 (towards state/ Hollister Downtown SB) from UCSB East campus to Carrillo & Anacapa stop plus 4 mins walk
Bicycle: 10.3 miles
Car: please indicate below if you can give rides

Dapeng (Max) Bi
Changbong Hyeon
Pragya Srivastava
Ananyo Maitra
Suropriya Saha
Chase Broedersz
Ricard Matas
Eberhard Bodenschatz (Can offer ride to four people. Please contact if interested)
Ramin Golestanian (can offer ride to four people)
Xingbo Yang


Group Dinner: Wednesday March 26

Please add your name below if you are interested in joining the group for dinner.
Place: La Playa Azul Cafe' (mexican/seafood) 914 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara
Time: 7pm
Transport: Bus 24X at 6:35pm from UCSB West Campus to Transit center plus 7 minutes walk
Bicycle: 10.2miles
Car: please indicate below if you can give rides

Cristina Marchetti (I can offer rides to 3 people. Email me if interested)
Ewan Hemingway
Ricard Matas
Pragya Srivastava
Ananyo Maitra
Suropriya Saha
Ramin Golestanian (I can offer ride to 3 people)


Dinner on Wednesday March 19, 2014

If you are interested in dinner at the Beachside Cafe' (Goleta Beach Part, 15 min. easy walk from the KITP) on Wednesday night, please sing up below. We plan to gather at the KITP's entrance at 6:30pm and walk over.


Mykola Tasinkevych
Gleb Oshanin
Siegfried Dietrich
Cristian Huepe
Marcus Müller
Ricard Matas
Suzanne Fielding
Mike Cates
Enkeleida Lushi
Cristina Marchetti
Changbong Hyeon


Impromptu Post-Conference Dinner at Super-Rica on Friday, February 14

Many leaving, more coming ...
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Two Options for Thursday, February 6

a) Downtown Outing:

First Thursday
"On the first Thursday of each month, participating galleries and art-related venues offer free access to visual and performing art in a fun and social environment from 5-8pm. "
Add your name if you are interested in going!
Hugues Chaté
Alexandre Solon
Xiaqing Shi
Anton Peshkov
Wanming Qi

b) Group Dinner:

Dinner at Palace Grill a Cajun restaurant in Santa Barbara at 8:15pm to welcome our speaker Gerard Wong. Please sign up below by Wednesday noon if you would like to come! We now have a reservation for 12. If we have more people we can try to get a second table. If you add your name please be considerate and add it to the bottom of the list.
The Palace Grill is at 8 East Cota Street Santa Barbara, CA. It can be reached from KITP by bus 24X (leaving at 7:25pm) or bus 11.

Cristina Marchetti (I have a car and can give rides to 3 people - if interested send email, first come first serve)
Gerard Wong (Gerard may be able to give ride to 3 people - if interested email Cristina)
Christoph Schmidt
Peter Olmsted
Mya Warren
Rastko Skepnek
Tom Waigh
Silke Henkes
(Bulbul Chakraborty, TBC)
Jure Dobnikar
Ignacio Pagonabarraga
Gautam Menon
Chantal Valeriani
Robin Selinger
Jonathan Selinger
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Dinner at Palace Grill


Sunday, February 2

A couple of us would like to rent a car and explore south towards Ventura and the beaches / general Californianness of Malibu. Let us know if you're interested, so we can plan the rental!





January 14th

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A quick photo after lunch.
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First Group Dinner

Thursday, January 9


We are organizing a very informal group dinner at 6:30 pm at Beachside Bar & Cafe, down the hill from KITP overlooking Goleta beach.

Please sign up by 2pm tomorrow so can make a reservation
To sign up write your name below here (click on Edit on the right up corner and then Save), also indicating the number of additional people coming with you.

Moumita
Rastko
Shenshen Wang
Dhananjay Tambe
Christoph Schmidt

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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 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).
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Other suggestions

from a former local (i.e. Elena's favorites)

Arigato, Japanese Restaurant on State St. Excellent sushi (the Dracula roll was my favorite). It's quite fancy and very popular, but well worth the wait.
La Super Rica, on Milpas St. Hands down the best restaurant in town, and one of the cheapest. Real-deal Mexican food. Very informal, expect to be in a line unless you show up after 9pm. No credit/debit cards, cash only.
Paradise Cafe', on Anacapa St., for very good burgers.
Pacific Crepes, also on Anacapa, makes amazing crepes. Real French place (and real French service..).
The Palace Grill, on Cota St., has very good Cajun and Creole food. Their jalapenio corn bread is a killer.
D'Angelo's, on Gutierrez, great weekend brunches and bread.
Jeannine's Restaurant and Bakery, on upper State St., also very good for brunch, perhaps more quiet than D'Angelo's.
Ahi Sushi, on upper State St. - very popular Japanese among the locals.
Via Maestra, also on upper State St., for a real Italian espresso. Their Tiramisu is good, too.
Hungry Cat, a fancy fish restaurant on Chapala St. Excellent food (though pricy) - and excellent cocktails!
Blue Agave, on Cota. Fine dining and great martinis.
Santa Barbara Shellfish Company, at the end of Stearns Wharf. A tiny shack where you can get fresh local crab and lobsters for half the price of the restaurants. It's very small, doesn't take reservations and you can only sit at the counter, so it's good for small groups only. It's a must-try.
Gino's Pizza, Figueroa St., best pizza in town (and this is from an Italian).
McConnell's, on De La Vina. The most popular ice-cream in town. All organic etc.
Cold Spring Tavern. This is a short drive from Santa Barbara. Check out their website, it's a small gem. Try their Tri-Tip sandwich, oh and the chili!

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:


Jazz & Folk Music

  • Thursday evenings in September, Jazz at the Plaza, 5pm-7pm. Food & Wine Tasting; $15 donation.

  • 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

SURFING LESSONS:
  • There is a shop nearby that offers surfing lessons. The price is $85, which includes a 1½-hour lesson, surfboard rental, and wetsuit rental. The price per person decreases as the group size increases. If you're interested, be sure to call ahead of time to find out when the best time for lessons is. (Days where the surf is weaker are better for lessons.) They will come to UCSB with the gear ready to go.
  • http://surfcountry.net
  • 805-683-4450

SAMPLE:
  • Anyone interested in swimming/running (maybe biking if nice bikes available for renting) or playing some sports like table tennis or soccer at the Rec.Cen. of UCSB !? Drop a line here or pop up at my office

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