Willy Wonka Jr. – 7 p.m. at the New Vic – Come join the delicious adventures of Roald Dahl’s mysterious Chocolate Factory as Marymount’s cast lights up the stage singing and dancing to songs from the 1971 hit film. This musical is sure to be a scrumdidilyumptious experience for the whole family. Tickets are $10. Visit .
Dance Theatre of Harlem – 8 p.m. at the Granada Theatre – Celebrate 50 years of Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH), a singular presence in the dance world presenting a powerful vision for ballet in the 21st century. Visit for details.
Free Nutrition and Diabetes Education – 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at SYV Cottage Hospital – Healthy Holiday Eating – Contact Stacey Bailey directly at 805-694-2351.
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Queen of Arts – Runs from Nov. 8 – 9 at the Elverhoj Museum in Solvang. For two days the event reigns over the gallery and garden in a celebration featuring maker-designed goods, hand-crafted and sold by the artists. Visit for details and artists.
Vaquero Show and Western Collectible Sale – Runs from Nov. 8 – 9 at the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum. The weekend celebration honors the lifestyle, culture and renowned horsemanship of the California vaquero (cowboy) which evolved into a distinctive style of apparel, tack, saddles and other unique equipment. Visit for details.
Santa Barbara Surf Film Festival – at the Arlington Theater. The film screening lineup includes: Bunker77, Endless Summer, Lost in Thought, Magna Plasm, A Corner of the Earth, Two if by Sea, and The Westsiders. More films to be announced soon! Details on additional exhibits, pre and post film Q & A’s, panels, parties, and festival-related activities at .
Your Zoo, Your Planet: Coexisting Creatures 11:30 a.m. at SB Zoo – Zookeepers offer informal activities relating to the importance of people and animals coexisting on Planet Earth. Visit for details.
Veteran’s Day Parade – Noon on State Street – Join the Pierre Claeyssens Veteran’s Foundation for his great parade to honor local servicemen and women. Free to the public, visit for details. It will begin at the intersection of E. Sola and State Streets and end at the Carriage and Western Art Museum of Santa Barbara, 129 Castillo St.
Supak’a: Sharing Chumash Culture – 12 – 5 p.m. at SB Museum of Natural History – join a celebration of Chumash culture and participate in an event that shares the diversity of the Chumash tribes, the rich ongoing traditions of the indigenous peoples of this region, and the cultural preservation efforts of the Chumash communities for future generations. Visit for details.
Vino de Suenos – 3 – 6 p.m. at the SYV Marriott in Buellton – The public is invited to attend the event, which raises money to support services provided to farm, ranch, and vineyard workers and their families by the nonprofit People Helping People (PHP). General ($50 each or $45 “early bird”), VIP, and Patron tickets are now on sale. To purchase tickets or read more, visit or contact Kristina at or 805-686-0295.
Ramenfest – 12 – 3 p.m. at the Goodland Hotel – Enjoy delicious ramen tastings from each participating restaurant and vote for your favorite one. A portion of proceeds will benefit No Kid Hungry.
Veteran’s Day Ceremony – 11 a.m. at the Solvang Veteran’s Memorial Hall – There will also be patriotic music and a luncheon. We honor our troops around the world and those who are still countering our current threats.
Free Nutrition and Diabetes Education – 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at SYV Cottage Hospital – Conquering Diabetes Complications – Contact Stacey Bailey directly at 805-694-2351.
Danish String Quartet with Danish National Girls Choir – 7 p.m. at the Granada Theatre – Witness Danes performing with one of the best girls’ choirs in the world – 50 sparkling voices featuring a selection of Danish songs, hymns, modern compositions and pop songs. Not to be missed! Visit for details.
Coffee with a Cop – 8:30 a.m. at Corner House Coffee in Los Olivos – These events provide the community an opportunity to meet the deputies and talk about concerns that affect them individually or the Valley as a whole, over a cup of coffee.
Arts Connection – 425 Alisal Road – Opening of “The Arts Collection” a pop-up gallery filled with original and unique arts and crafts Only open for six weeks until Dec. 31. Email for details.
14th Annual Kirk Douglas Award Honoring Martin Scorsese – 5:30 p.m. cocktail reception; 7 p.m. dinner and tribute at the Ritz-Carlton Barbara – Academy Award® winner Martin Scorsese will be honored with SBIFF’s fourteenth annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film. Visit for details.
Free Nutrition and Diabetes Education – 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at SYV Cottage Hospital – Risk Factors for Heart Disease – Contact Stacey Bailey directly at 805-694-2351.
Solvang Fall Festival – Runs from Nov. 15 – 17 – Local band Mad Caddies kick off the weekend of fun in Solvang that will feature a carnival including a Ferris wheel on Copenhagen Drive, Battle of the Bands live music, craft beer and wine and food. For more info visit .
Banda Los Sebastianes with Rancho Viejo – 8 p.m. at the Chumash Casino Resort – Don’t miss Banda Los Sebastianes De Mazatlan, Sinaloa with Special Guest La Bandononona Rancho Viejo live on Stage. Tickets are available at .
SYHS Alumni Basketball Games – 5 – 8 p.m. at the New Gym on campus. Girls game starts at 5 p.m. – Boys game starts at 7 p.m. with CIF Hall of Fame Celebration with Coach JoAnn Reck at 6:30 p.m. Email for details.
Faeries and Dragons Festival – All day at SYV Botanic Garden at River View Park in Buellton –
Free Nutrition and Diabetes Education – 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at SYV Cottage Hospital – Diabetes Management Options – Contact Stacey Bailey directly at 805-694-2351.
Yoga, 9 a.m.; Arthritis Exercise Class, 10:15 a.m.; Arts and Crafts every third Monday; Solvang Senior Center, 1745 Mission Drive; 805-688-3793.
Preschool Storytime – 11 a.m. – Buellton Library – Bring your preschooler to story time to help get them ready to read!
Divorce Care Recovery Seminar and Support Group – 6:30-8:30 p.m. Santa Ynez Valley Christian Academy Library, ; Louise Kolbert at 805-688-5171.
Computer class, 9 a.m., Knitting, 9:30 a.m.; Tai Chi, 11 a.m.; bridge and poker, 12:45 p.m.; Mah Jongg 1 p.m., Solvang Senior Center, 1745 Mission Drive; 805-688-3793.
Preschool Story Time – 10:30 a.m. at Solvang Library. Bring your preschooler to story time to help get them ready to read!
Two-Step Dance Lessons – 6:30 p.m.; 8 p.m. – Industry Night and Karaoke Party. Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. Visit .
Pickle Ball – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Buellton Rec. $3 per drop in or passes available. Multiple courts, players of all skills welcome.
SYV We Support the Troops – 9 a.m.-noon. Volunteers pack care packages on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Bethania Lutheran Church, 603 Atterdag Road, Solvang. 805-245-4951.
Art Class, 9 a.m.; Book Club, 10 a.m. (call first); Bingo, 1 p.m.: Solvang Senior Center, 1745 Mission Drive; 805-688-3793.
Wiggly Storytime – 10:30 a.m. – Solvang Library – Short stories, songs, rhymes and activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
Knit and Crochet – 1 p.m., Buellton Senior Center, West Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-4571.
Healing Hearts Support Group – 2-4 p.m. Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Church, 1825 Alamo Pintado Road. Free. To R.S.V.P. call 805-693-0244.
Solvang Farmers Market – 2:30-6:30 p.m., First Street between Mission Drive and Copenhagen Drive, Solvang.
Crafternoons – 3:45-5:45 p.m. Arts Outreach, 2948 Nojoqui Ave. Suite 9, Los Olivos. $10/child; 805-688-9533.
Lindy Hop Lessons – 7:10 p.m. for Beginner, low impact and 8 p.m. for Intermediate level. Classes are taught by Hannah Rasby at the Solvang Vets Hall. Cost is $5 per class.
Sideways Inn Local’s Night Specials – 5 p.m.- 8 p.m., 114 East Highway 246, Buellton; 805-691-8088.
Chair Exercises – 10 a.m., Buellton Senior Center, West Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-4571.
Arthritis Exercise Class, 10:15 a.m.; Mah Jongg, Noon; Basic Cartooning, 1 p.m., Solvang Senior Center, 1745 Mission Drive; 805-688-3793.
Reading with Dogs – 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. at Solvang Library – Tail Waggin Tutors help young readers practice reading skills.
Brain Injury Survivors of Santa Ynez Valley – Noon-2 p.m., Bethania Lutheran Church, 603 Atterdag Road, Solvang. Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center offers a support group for brain injury survivors and caregivers;
Junior Rangers Program – 12:30-1:30 p.m. Neal Taylor Nature Center, 2265 Highway 154. Children 3 and up; under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. $3/person. Nature Center admission is free. Visit
World Folk Dance – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Buellton Rec – Ages 8 – adults, learn dances from Scandinavia, England, Scotland, Italy and more. Family fun and free.