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Quentin Tarantino to Present a Special Screening of Kirk Douglas' POSSE at the Santa Barbara Film Festival

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Academy Award-winning writer/director/producer/actor Quentin Tarantino will preside over a special presentation of POSSE, the feature film starring Kirk Douglas, Bruce Dern, Bo Hopkins, James Stacy and David Canary on Sunday, February 7 at 1:30 pm at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara.  Douglas also directed the film.  Following the screening, Tarantino will moderate a Q&A session with Douglas for the audience.

Posse was released in 1975. Douglas starred as Howard Nightingale, a United States Marshal hunting down an outlaw so as to further his political career. Organizing a posse to catch infamous bank robber, Jack Strawhorn (Bruce Dern), Nightingale ends up with the tables turned on him as the cunning criminal gets the upper hand and holds him hostage instead. The only way for the posse to pay the $40,000 ransom in order to free Nightingale is by becoming bank robbers themselves.

Tarantino was the recipient of last October's Fourth Annual KIRK DOUGLAS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILM.  At the black-tie gala in Santa Barbara, Tarantino shared with the audience how that film (Posse) had a strong influence on his becoming a filmmaker.

The 25th Santa Barbara International Film Festival takes place February 4-14, 2010.  For program and ticket information, log onto

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Learn PR Secrets From the Experts

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Interested businesspersons are welcome to attend "Learn PR Secrets from the Experts," a breakfast meeting along with a presentation and discussion, on Feb. 11, 8 a.m., at the University Club in Santa Barbara, 1332 Santa Barbara St.

Marketing and PR professionals Jennifer Goddard and Lorrie Thomas will give how-to tools on the top three practices for generating free publicity in traditional and new media. In addition to connecting with fellow business leaders, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and join in the discussion.

The price, which includes breakfast, is $35. The registration deadline is noon, Feb. 10. To register or for more information, visit or call Cheryl Ebner at (805) 968-1282.


Who: SABER (Santa Barbara Executive Roundtable)

What: “Learn PR Secrets from the Experts,” a breakfast meeting with presentation and discussion led by Jennifer Goddard and Lorrie Thomas, PR and marketing pros.

When: 8 to 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 11.

Where: University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St.

Why: To learn the top three practices in generating free publicity in traditional and new media.

How Much: $35 – registration deadline is noon, Feb. 10.

Info/RSVP: or Cheryl Ebner, 968-1282.

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Municipal Winemakers to Open Tasting Room in Santa Barbara Funk Zone

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Grand Opening celebration February 20th 2 - 6 pm 28 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA - The Municipal Winemakers will open a tasting room in the Funk Zone of Santa Barbara, making them the eleventh and newest winery to join the Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail. Each new producer has added flavor to the Urban Wine Trail, which is gaining popularity with locals and tourists alike as a premium wine tasting destination.

The cozy new tasting room is set quietly off the street towards the back of the same building that houses the Kunin/Westerly tasting room at 28 Anacapa Street, just a couple hundred yards from the beach. Visitors who discover it are rewarded with a rich tasting experience - a full immersion into the Muniverse where wine is demystified through friendliness and education.

Industrial machinery, old office furniture and found objects have been repurposed and recycled as functional design. Highlights include: tables with community seating for sharing the wine experience, and an outdoor patio to enjoy the sunny Santa Barbara weekends. The best part, however, is the lineup of reasonably priced delicious wines that represent some of the best values in Santa Barbara County.

Municipal Winemakers challenge the traditional idea that fine wine is of privilege. They work hard to reconcile the reality that wine is a social beverage by taking a light-hearted approach to its presentation. Wine Spectator has remarked, “Municipal Winemakers takes all possible pretense out of labeling wine.” All the while, Muni remains seriously meticulous about the craft of winemaking.

Current releases include the crisp, fresh and minerally dry Riesling called Bright White, while the Bright Red is a spicy, savory Cotes du Rhone inspired blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah. Their latest release is the fun and bubbly FIZZ sparkling Shiraz.

Municipal Winemakers is a small production winery that has been producing honest wines since 2007. The philosophy is to craft small-lot, highest quality wines by sourcing grapes from special vineyards in Santa Barbara County and drawing on winemaking experiences in Australia, France, and California. Muni Wines balance old- world personality and elegance with the vibrancy and intensity of modern wine styles.

Muni is owned and operated by one person, David Potter, who is also a member of the winemaking team at Fess Parker Winery and Epiphany Cellars.

The Grand Opening celebration on February 20th will run from 2 to 6 pm. The event will feature a selection of gourmet goods from Whole Foods market.


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Evolutions Anniversary Open House

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1309 State Street, Santa Barbara
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
4:00 - 8:00pm

You're invited to celebrate Evolutions' 4th birthday with cosmetic surgeon Dr. Terry Perkins and his staff! Enjoy refreshments and wine while receiving once a year discounts on treatments, series and products. Complimentary mini-treatments of Clarisonic cleansing and mini-Vibraderm. Free professional Colorescience make-up applications. Over $3000 in raffle items and a prize wheel for purchases over $100. Live Dysport demo from Dr. Perkins. Gift bags for first 50 attendees and more! RSVP preferred to Evolutions 805-687-0212.

  • Promotions and discounts: All treatments, series and products will be discounted. Discounts up to 30% on series and all facials and chemical peels. Product gift with selected purchase items.

  • Meet the Representatives from:
    * Syneron - the leading laser company in medical aesthetics
    * Medicis - the #1 selling dermal filler in the world, along with Perlane and Dysport
    * DNA Health Institute (skincare) - enjoy complimentary skin rejuvenating cocktails; completely organic and botanical skin care.
    * Revaleskin (skincare) - helps reverse the signs of aging, made with Coffeeberry extract, the most potent natural antioxidant concentration
    * Vita-Medica (wellness) - a superior-quality nutraceutical supplement line to enhance overall health, wellness and internal skin function
    * Sunshine Wellness (wellness) - a local nutritionist and healthy meal delivery service

  • Complimentary Mini-Treatments featuring:
    * Colorescience (premium Mineral Make-up) - enjoy complimentary make-up application with the best in the biz!
    * Mini-Vibraderm - experience a more advanced exfoliating treatment than microderm-abrasion
    * Clarisonic (skincare) - test out the ultimate in skin cleansing (Dr. Perkins' #1 home skin care recommendation!)

  • Dysport Demo by Santa Barbara cosmetic surgeon (and founder of Evolutions) Dr. Terry J. Perkins. Dysport is the new alternative to Botox Cosmetic, read Dr. Perkins' press release about it here.

  • and More!
    * Gift bags for the first 50 attendees!
    * Raffles - up to four different ways to earn raffle tickets and over $3000 in raffle items!
    * Prize Wheel for purchases over $100/additional spin for purchase of $500; slots on prize wheel include: a complimentary Laser Genesis treatment (value $295) and a complimentary Vibraderm Plus (Value: $145)
    * Dr. Perkins and the Evolutions staff will be on hand for Q&A!


RSVP to Santa Barbara's Evolutions Medical Spa at 805.687.0212 today!

Contact Info. Carrie Vuich, Spa Director - or 805-687-0212

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