Thursday February 18th - "Farewell" dinner - 6pm

We will schlepping to downtown Santa Barbara for a Tacos dinner at "famous"

La Super-Rica Taqueria  
622 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara CA 93103

We are organizing car pooling. If you have a car, please list yourself and the number of participants you can accommodate. If you do not have a car, please pick a driver! If you do have a car and are willing to give people a ride - please sign up!

Worth mentioning--this place is CASH ONLY

Anton can drive 3:
- Rob
- Robin
- Yuval

Grégoire can drive 5:
- Lisa
- Andreas
- MattheW
- Richard
- Quentin

Aleks and Thierry can drive 2:
- Jonathan

Paul can drive 3:
- Erick

Amir can drive 3:

Ken can drive 3:

Monday 15 February - Hiking

A small group is going on this hike:
A longish 6.5 mile hill-top loop hike, which is about
30 minutes drive from UCSB:

Bring water, sunscreen and snacks for lunch. We were going to meet at around 10:30 at the West Cottages. I'm happy to pick people up at KITP at 10:15 or so.

We have spots in cars if there are other who want to go! Email Ken or Paul ( and we'll make sure there are seats.

Friday 12 February - Picnic/potluck

UCSB West Cottages 17:30 pm (at the bottom of Slough Rd map (by car) or on foot/bike)

We are going to have a (non-BBQ) potluck party.

Please volunteer below to bring some goodies.

The "Committee" will provide some warm dishes for everyone

1. Appetizers, starters and snacks
MattheW - hummus and flatbread
tortilla chips - Thierry

2. Salads, side dishes, pastas, veggies etc
guacamole - Thierry

3. Fruits, desserrrts etc

4. Cheese!

5. Breads

6. Drinks - alcoholic and otherwise.

7. Grillables or dishes that can be broiled or heated in the oven.

Sunday February 7th - Hiking

The plan is to go on the Rock Garden hike (
It requires a bit of scrambling but is promised to be very pretty (if we make it to the top that is!)

Tentative leaving time is 9 am from the KITP plaza. Please RSVP to
See you!

Saturday February 6th - Surfing

I am looking for complete neophytes in surfing to book a group introductory class (typically a 1-2hr class)
I have a car to accommodate 4-5 people.
If you are interested, please drop me an email to:
See you soon riding waves?

Thursday 4 February - Group dinner

To celebrate the successful start of the program, we will have a group dinner on Thursday Feb 4th at 5:45 pm at Beachside Cafe ( that can be reached walking or biking along the beach from KITP (
No RSVP is required, but if for any reason you prefer to skip - please let one of the coordinators know Thursday morning.
We hope to see you there!

General information

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

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