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Santa Barbara International PuppetPalooza


Puppets in Paseo: Kick Off Party

Bring the whole family for an evening of crazy puppet fun! Giant bubbles, puppet videos, jugglers, puppet selfies, puppet memorabilia, and more! As we celebrate the kick off of two months of puppetry mayhem, we'll pay a special PuppetPalooza tribute to the whole KEYT News Channel 3 team for their incredible coverage of the Thomas Fire & aftermath, and John Palminteri will report with his newest sidekick – the John Palminteri puppet! Light refreshments and beverages will be served.

Sat, Jan 27
4:00pm - 7:00pm
PuppetPalooza Central
651 Paseo Nuevo #301

CAW: Thingumajig's Giant Puppet Workshop

Program Description: A 2-week giant puppet workshop, puppet maker and performer Thingumajig Theatre directors Andrew and Kathy Kim will lead a group of local artists through all the stages of making giant street puppets, from concept to design.

Sat, Feb 17
4:30pm - 9:30pm
Community Arts Workshop
631 Garden St.

Pacific Southwest Puppet Fest 2018

The "Pacific Southwest Puppet Fest 2018" will be held March 1-4, in Santa Barbara, California! It will run concurrently with the Santa Barbara International PuppetPalooza festival, with exciting events spanning all 4 days!

Thu, Mar 01
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Fess Parker Resort
633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.

Casa de la Guerra: Celebration of Families/Celebración de las Familias FREE FAMILY EVENT

A FREE evening of puppetry fun to launch the festival, with Snook the Eco Sloth, strolling performers, musicians, food, and more!

Fri, Mar 02
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Casa de la Guerra
15 E. De la Guerra St.

Marjorie Luke Theatre: The Muppets Take Santa Barbara

Join a cast of Muppet characters for an evening of improvised mayhem, story-telling, interviews, exclusive footage and musical muppetry madness!

Fri, Mar 02
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Marjorie Luke Theatre
721 E. Cota St.

SBCAST: Puppetopia featuring Brian Hull's "Kaytek the Wizard" & Yulya Dukhovny's "A Real Elephant"

A family-fun event! Get swept up in the magic of puppetry in a day full of stiltwalkers, face painting, bubbles, sock puppet workshops, and more! Kid-tastic puppet shows will play throughout the day, including multiple showings of Microscope Toy Theatre's "A Real Elephant", Brian Hull’s “Kaytek the Wizard,” and other surprise acts to come.

Sat, Mar 03
10:00am - 5:00pm
SB Cast
513 Garden St.

Marjorie Luke Theatre: Manuel Moran's “La Cucarachita Martina/Martina, The Little Roach”

Join a little roach on her journey to find true love in a bilingual rock 'n' roll musical, presented simultaneously in English and Spanish.

Sat, Mar 03
10:30am - 12:00pm
Marjorie Luke Theatre
721 E. Cota St.