Group Dinner, Wednesday, June 27, 6:30pm


at the Palace Grill, a Cajun restaurant in Santa Barbara,

http://palacegrill.com/home.html

8 East Cota St., Santa Barbara

The restaurant is located close to State St., two blocks north of 101. It is an easy walk from the downtown bus station,
if you want to get back to Goleta later or come independently.
The menu is at http://palacegrill.com/menus.html

Please sign in and indicate, whether you have a car:

Kurt and Claudia Kremer (car)
Joerg Rottler (need ride)
Mark Robbins (car)
Petros Koumoutsakos et al. (3+baby)
Raffaello Potestio
Markus Deserno (don't have car, but could take the bus)
Peter, Susanne and Leah Gumbsch (car)
Mark Wilson (no car)
Marina Guenza (car)
Karin Dahmen (no car)
Karsten Kreis (no car)

Gary Grest (car + can take 2)

Dvora Perahia
Masao Doi (don't have car, but could take the bus)

Group Dinner, Wednesday, June 20, 6:00pm

I couldn't get reservations for tomorrow, so I've booked next week at the Boathouse.
We can decide whether to stick with this.

Boathouse at Hendry's Beach

2981 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109
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The menu is at http://www.sbfishhouse.com/boathouse/
It's located right on a beach and you may want to plan time for a walk before or after the dinner.
We'll need to go by car. Please indicate whether you can drive. If you can't, sign up under someone who can.

Mark Robbins + Patty McGuiggan (car)
Joerg Rottler (need ride)
Ting Ge (need ride)
Mark Wilson (need ride)
Gary Leal (Car)
Christoph Dellago (need ride)
Patrick Diggins (need ride)
Markus Deserno (need ride)
Marina Guenza (car)
Peter Daivis (need ride)
Masao & Masako Doi (will go by bus see below)
( Here is how to get ther by bus
  • Get 24x leave UCSB at 16:39, arrive at Transit center at 17:01,
  • change 5 leave Transit center at 17:15, arrive at Arroya Burro Beach Park 17:32
  • Walk
Karin Dahmen (need ride)
Karsten Kreis (need ride)
Vagelis Harmandaris (need ride)
Claudia and Kurt Kremer
Xin Zhou (need ride)

Group Dinner, Wednesday, June 13, 6:30pm

Los Agaves Restaurant

Mexican Restaurant
600 N. Milpas, Santa Barbara, CA, 93103
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http://www.menuclub.com/californiarestaurantguide/santabarbararestaurants/losagavesrestaurant-25334.php
We'll need to go by car. Please indicate whether you can drive. If you can't, sign up under someone who can.

Mark Robbins (car)
Joerg Rottler (need ride)
Lars Pastewka (need ride)
Ting Ge (need ride)
Christoph Dellago (need ride)
Mark Wilson (need ride)
Patrick Diggins (need ride)
Markus Deserno (need ride)
Michael & Helen Rubinstein (car - can drive 2+ people)
Peter Daivis (need ride)
Karin Dahmen (need ride)
Karsten Kreis (need ride)
Kurt Kremer (car)

Group Dinner, Wednesday, May 30, 6:30pm

We're going to revisit the Hollister Brewing Company tonight. Thought it was good to try someplace near given the short notice.
Hollister Brewing Co
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6980 Market Place Drive, Goleta, CA
Camino Real Marketplace
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Easy to reach in Goleta on the corner of Storke and Hollister.
Please sign up here up to 5 pm, May 30,(I have to call in the afternoon for a table):
Mark Robbins
Lars Pastewka
Ting Ge
Claudia, Andreas and Kurt Kremer
Mark Stevens
Matej Praprotnik
Shengfeng Cheng
Ron Miller
Mike Graham
Michael Rubinstein (can drive 3+)


Group Dinner, Wednesday, May 23, 6:30pm

We're going to try to renew our weekly Wednesday dinner tomorrow. The plan is to go a Mexican Restaurant in Santa Barbara which will require cars. The address is below. Please indicate whether you have a car and how many other people you can take. I've put people with cars in bold. We have enough to accommodate everyone so far. I've moved a few names up under drivers. Feel free to talk to the drivers and move yourself into their column. We should probably leave here a bit after 6 in order to get there.
La Playa Azul Cafe Mexican / Seafood Restaurant
914 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
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Michael Rubinstein (have a car, can take 3+ people)

Gary Grest (have a car, can take 2 people)
Dvora Perahia

Mark Stevens (have car, can take 1 person + 2 flexible youths in the back)
Ting Ge
Mark Robbins

Shengfeng Cheng ( can take 3 people)
Lars Pastewka

Mike Graham (I can take 3 people one way to Santa Barbara)
ron miller

Peter Gumbsch (will find there by himself)

Solar Eclipse on Sunday


On Sunday (5/20) there will be a annular solar eclipse visible in the region from 5:23 to 7:42 with a maximum at 6:37 (all times PM).

see also:
http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/usa/santa-barbara

Have fun
Roland

Marvel's "The Avengers" @ Camino Real Marketplace, Friday 11, 7:30pm


Location: Camino Real Marketplace
http://metrotheatres.com/location.asp?location=7113
We can meet ~ 1 hr before to have a quick dinner in the marketplace.
Please sign up to self-organize.

Raffaello
Sebastian



Group Dinner, Thursday, May 10, 6:30pm

Hollister Brewing Co
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6980 Market Place Drive, Goleta, CA
Camino Real Marketplace
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Easy to reach in Goleta on the corner of Storke and Hollister.
Please sign up here up to 5 pm, May 10,(I have to call in the afternoon for a table):
Mark Robbins
Colin Denniston
Burkhard Duenweg
Mitchell Luskin
Mikko Karttunen + Chantelle
Peter Bolhuis
Matej Praprotnik
Erik Brandt



Channel Islands Trip, Sunday, May 6

I heard some of you were thinking of going to the Channel Islands, and after looking into it, decided it was a great idea. The boats leave from Ventura, which is about 40 miles down the coast. I'll rent a car over the weekend, and have booked a boat trip from Ventura to East Santa Cruz Island and back from 10 AM until 6 PM on Sunday. To arrive in time, I should leave Santa Barbara by around 8 AM. If others are interested, I'd be happy to carry up to 3 more people in my car. You probably will also want to book your boat trip in advance, since it's the weekend and the weather looks promising... Please either email me (Pete Kramer) at kramep@rpi.edu or just post to this wiki if you'd like to coordinate.

Group Dinner, Friday, May 4, 6:30pm


Takenoya Sushi
5934 Calle Real
http://www.takenoyajp.com/

Please sign up here by Friday morning 10am. The restaurant is quite popular so we need to make a reservation early
-> Reservation confirmed. We made the reservation for 17 people so if you didn't sign up, there is still some space left.

Mikko Karttunen + Chantelle
Mark Robbins
Mike Cates
Pete Kramer
Colin Denniston
Matej Praprotnik
Peter Bolhuis
Claudia and Kurt Kremer
Elisabeth, Sonja and Walter Thiel

First Thursday, Thursday, May 3

Just a link to the monthly Santa Barbara First Thursday event.

Group Dinner, Wednesday, May 2, 6:30PM


Pastavino (Italian Restaurant)
6920 Market Place Drive, Goleta, CA
Camino Real Marketplace
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Easy to reach in Goleta on the corner of Storke and Hollister.
Please sign up here up to 4pm, May 2,(I have to call in the afternoon for a table):
Mark Robbins
Cameron Abrams
Burkhard Duenweg
Raffaello
Sebastian
Peter Bolhuis
Mike Allen
Markus
Mingyang
Roland
Colin Denniston
Alexander Lyubartsev

Solvang and Winery Day Trip

Sunday April 29th


I've rented a midsize car on Sunday for the purpose of driving over San Marcos pass and visiting Solvang as well as a winery or two, and enjoying the scenery.
A short hike will probably be worked in, but that's not my primary objective. I don't want to take
much, if any, time, with wine tasting.

If anyone would like to go along, I can probably take up to three
more people comfortably. Please email Pete Kramer (kramep@rpi.edu) if you're interested, and we'll coordinate.

Group Dinner, Wednesday, April 25, 6:30pm

Hollister Brewing Co
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6980 Market Place Drive, Goleta, CA
Camino Real Marketplace
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Easy to reach in Goleta on the corner of Storke and Hollister.
Please sign up here up to 4pm, April 25,(I have to call in the afternoon for a table):

Claudia and Kurt
Mike Allen
Burkhard
Markus
Matej
Wim Briels
Masao Doi
Mike Cates
Raffaello Potestio
Pep
Elisabeth und Walter Thiel
Alexander Lyubartsev
Rafa Delgado-Buscalioni
Pete Kramer
Sebastian
Mingyang Hu
Siewert-Jan and Marike
Davide Donadio (+3 and 1 baby)
Mikko Karttunen
Ralf Everaers
Cameron

Group Dinner

Pizza Evening: Friday April 13th

drop in any time after 5:00 pm at Peter's home
4156 Vista Clara Rd, Santa Barbara

This will be a very informal dinner, just snacks, pizza and the like. (Pizza probably starting at 6:30pm)
Since we are a little short of cutlery and wine glasses, bring your own if you prefer not to use plastics.

To allow for some planning please sign up below here and indicate if you can offer or need a ride (click on Edit on the right insert your name on a new line and then Save):

Peter, Susanne and Leah Gumbsch (2+1)
Siewert, Marike, Annelie, Leon,
Markus, Cem
Raffaello
Claudia, Kurt (about 6pm)
Han
Total: 13


The early time for the dinner is so kids can participate and that there is, for the courageous, the chance to use our (unheated) pool.
4156 Vista Clara Road is quite conveniently located on the bike path (Obern Trail) to Santa Barbara. By car you just go on Hollister towards Santa Barbara. Before you would go underneath the railways make a right onto Modoc. Vista Clara Rd is after about 800m on your left. Our house is right on the corner at the left. You can also take the Bus 11 to the Stop Hollister & Nogal, walk a few meters further, then follow Modoc for the 800m to Vista Clara Rd.

World Music Series at Noon

At noon on Wednesdays through May, you may enjoy free music performed outdoors by various groups at the Music Bowl. Bring a lunch. The Music Bowl is a small amphitheater within the Music Department, located between the UCen and the Main Library. Here is an interactive campus map (requires Flash) or you may download a pdf version.

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.

From Aleks Donev: One of my favorite CA bands, the Fishtank Ensemble, is performing at the SOhO on Wed. April 11th, 7pm. Wish I were there!


Hiking around Santa Barbara



Sport Activities

Anyone interested in playing some sports like tennis !?Send an email to holm@icp.uni-stuttgart.de or pop up at my office 1205.