Just add things you want to share, do, or organize here.

The options include Japanese restaurant Arigato Sushi (Santa Barbara), Italian restaurant Bucatini (Santa Barbara), Mexican restaurant El Torito (Santa Barbara), and The Beachside Bar/Cafe (10 minute walk from the KITP along the coast).

Please sign up before Feb 16th 1:00 pm

group dinner: Thursday Feb 2nd
We went to The Beachside Bar/Cafe at 7:30 pm, after gathering at the front entrance of Kohn hall (the KITP building) at 7:00 pm.

Konstantinos Anagnostopoulos
Carsten Gundlach
So Matsuura
Hans Bantilan
Curtis Asplund
Toby Wiseman
Frans Pretorius
Luis Lehner
Poul Damgaard
Zbigniew Ambrozinski
Sang-Woo Kim
David Berenstein
Richard Brower
Simon Catterall
Philippe de Forcrand
David Garfinkle
Masazumi Honda
Liza Huijse
Nikos Irges
Romuald Janik
Sandor Katz
Ethan Neil
Herbert Neuberger
Jun Nishimura
Daniel Nogradi
Marco Panero
Edward Shuryak
Fumihiko Sugino
Asato Tsuchiya
Larry Yaffe
Paul Chesler
Gary Horowitz

group dinner: Thursday January 26th
We went to China Pavillionon Chapala Street, downtown SB at 7:30 pm.

Curtis (have a car, can drive 1 other person)
Nikos (office 2407, no car-would need a ride, no extra person)
Ethan (no car)
So (no car)
Asato (no car)
Jun (no car)
Masazumi (no car)

If we do not have enough cars, we'll take the bus together, the 24X that stops in front of KITP (at 6:35 pm) and deposits at the bus transit center, which is a short walk to China Pavilion. This bus can also be taken back to the KITP, the last one departing downtown at 10:10 pm.

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.
There are actually a number of places that feature live music regularly, for example Cold Spring Tavern, The James Joyce, Dargan's, Muddy Waters, and occasionally at the closest place to campus The Mercury Lounge. The best place to find all local events, including copious amounts of classical, jazz, folk, rock etc. is our local weekly The Independent

Hiking around Santa Barbara

Sport Activities

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