Inspired by Sabetta Matsumoto's Cafe KITP presentation, here is the dress we made at the wine and cheese gathering on Feb 25. Much credit goes to ANDREA SCHEWE, spouse of KITP writer-in-residence Phil Schewe, for bringing our ideas to life!!!

IMG_4218.PNG Topology 567 Dress - made of pentagons, hexagons, and heptagons. This is just the bodice; skirt to be added in coming days.

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Here is the link to a paper by mathematician Christopher Zeeman about how to use mathematics to make a dress. I am sad to say that Prof. Zeeman passed away less than two weeks ago.

See the KITP Social Wiki for lots of ideas, and please join it if you'd like to contribute!


Party at the Selingers' Sunday Feb 21 at 6pm


Dear Sheets16 friends,
Please join us for an informal get-together and dinner Sunday evening Feb 21 at 6PM.
We'll provide the food... Please feel free to bring a beverage, appetizer, or dessert to share if you'd like. Families are welcome.
Our address is 7057 Marymount Way in Goleta.
Map and details at https://goo.gl/maps/1f64uzckVVo.
Questions? Phone or text Robin at 330-319-4026 or email rselinge@kent.edu.
No need to RSVP--just come!
Note: Parking in the condo development is by permit only, but street parking might be available on the nearby streets e.g. on Scripps Crescent.
Or--Take Bus 11 from UCSB to the stop at Storke and Whittier, then a ten minute walk.
Hope to see you Sunday!
-Robin and Jonathan Selinger

Purls of Wisdom: Public lecture by Sabetta Matsumoto, Monday, 1 February 6-7 pm (doors open at 5 pm)


Purls of wisdom: Geometry & topology in weavables, wearables and wallpaper
Monday, February 1, 2016, 6-7pm; doors open at 5:00 pm.

Curved space and bizarre mathematical worlds beyond Euclid’s axioms entered physics with Einstein’s general theory of relativity. However, it turns out that these geometries are all around us, hiding in plain sight, in the guise of familiar settings. For instance, did you know that making your clothes fit is actually a problem in non-Euclidean geometry? Join KITP visitor Elisabetta Matsumoto over dinner and drinks as she takes a sock’s eye view of geometry and topology and walks you through an evening of fun with fabric. Our motto: Eat, think, and be merry!

More info at http://www.kitp.ucsb.edu/outreach/cafe-kitp

For those who would like to travel together by bus, we will be meeting outside KITP at 445 pm on Monday to take the 24x bus to downtown Santa Barbara. Bring 1.75 or a bus pass.

-Bryan

UCSB Opera Scenes 6, Saturday, 30 January 7:30 pm


The Selingers have informed me of the UCSB Opera Scenes event that they will be attending this Saturday! It looks like a great night of live music. Here is the blurb from the informational page (where you can purchase tickets):

https://events.ucsb.edu/event/ucsb-opera-scenes-6/

"The award-winning UCSB Opera Theatre will present “Aspects of Love,” scenes from great operas and Signor Deluso by Thomas Pasatieri on January 28, 29, and 30 at 7:30 p.m., and January 31 at 3:00 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UCSB campus. Emmy award-winning director David Grabarkewitz will direct and UCSB Professor Benjamin Brecher will conduct students ranging from freshmen to doctoral candidates in scenes by Rossini, Bizet, Mozart, and Strauss, along with the wildly amusing Signor Deluso."

If you would like to attend, contact Jonathan Selinger who will be coordinating this event.

-Bryan

Wine & Cheese II, Friday, 29 January 4:30 pm


Join us for wine and cheese this Friday, 29 January at 4:30 pm in the KITP common room. We will likely be asking a small donation (~$5) to cover costs.

Looking forward to seeing all of you there!
-Bryan

Wine & Cheese, Friday, 22 January 4:30 pm


Join us for wine and cheese this Friday, 22 January at 4:30 pm in the KITP common room. Please RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HSMDX5F. We will likely be asking a small donation (~$5) to cover costs.

Looking forward to seeing all of you there!
-Sabetta

Brunch & Tour of Historic Santa Barbara, Monday, 18 January 11:30 am




Tomorrow’s activity will be in downtown Santa Barbara.

Brunch at Finch & Fork, 31 West Carrillo St. Santa Barbara, California, 93101, United States, at 11:30 am.

Followed by a visit to the Old Santa Barbara Courthouse and Mission Santa Barbara and Mission Gardens. We’ll explore some of the Santa Barbara local history.

There are two busses from KITP. 11 bus leaves from KITP at 10:21 and arrives at the Transit Center at 11:15. And the 24X leaves at 10:12 and arrives at 11:01.

Please RSVP if you’d like to attend for brunch, otherwise feel free to join us at any point along the journey. Families and children are welcome. Respond to this with message by 6pm tonight with the number of people in your party.
-Sabetta

Butterfly Grove



For Saturday Jan 16, 2016:

I am planning to visit the Goleta Butterfly Grove at 2pm. Thousands of monarch butterflies gather there at this time of year.
http://www.goletabutterflygrove.com/
7559 Palos Verdes Drive, Goleta, CA 93117

From KITP, the grove is a 12 minute drive (parking available) or 21 minute bike ride; or one can take the #11 bus to Storke & Hollister and walk 30 minutes.

Write a comment here if you're interested in going.

-Dan


Group dinner

For Tuesday Jan 12, 2015....

Anyone interested in joining for dinner should meet at 6:15 pm in the KITP Lobby. We'll go somewhere walking distance in Isla Vista.

For later in the week, we will have a more formal group dinner on Thursday and wine and cheese Friday afternoon.

-Sabetta Matsumoto

Dinner on Sunday, Jan 10th at 6:30PM

Please join the Sheets16 group for an informal group dinner at the home of Robin and Jonathan Selinger.

When: Sunday, Jan 10, 2016 at 6:30PM
Where: 7057 Marymount Way, Goleta

RSVP here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QBCNLLV

We'll provide the food... please bring a beverage to share. Families are welcome.

Questions? Phone or text Robin at 330-319-4026 or email rselinge@kent.edu .

Note: Parking in the condo development is restricted but street parking might be available in the nearby neighborhood.

From UCSB, catch Bus 11 at Elings Hall at 5:48. It arrives at Storke&Whittier at 6:01; then a ten minute walk. (Feel free to come a little early.) Map and details at https://goo.gl/maps/1f64uzckVVo .

Hope to see you Sunday!

-Robin Selinger



Tonight Thursday, Jan 7th is "First Thursday" in downtown Santa Barbara from 5-8 PM. Details here: http://www.downtownsb.org/about/1st-thursday

On the first Thursday of each month, participating galleries and art-related venues offer free access to visual and performing art in a fun and social environment from 5-8 p.m. 1st Thursday venues feature attractions, such as art openings, live music, artists' receptions, lectures, wine tastings and hands-on activities. In addition, State Street comes alive on 1st Thursday with performances and interactive exhibits. Look for previews of forthcoming plays, symphony performances, concerts and dance productions, as well as local up-and-coming performers. The Downtown Organization also partners with Santa Barbara cultural groups for one-time 1st Thursday attractions.

RSVP: Please add your name here if you'd like to go downtown this evening and please indicate if can offer or need a ride. Meet in KITP lobby for a 5:45 departure.

1st Thursday RSVP list

Robin Selinger - have car, can take 3 guests
Dan Beller - need a ride

If you want to travel by bus.... Express bus schedule to/from SB Transit center is here: http://www.sbmtd.gov/maps-and-schedules/24x.html


Group dinner

For Tuesday Jan 5, 2015....Please join us this evening for "Taco Tuesday" at El Paseo on State Street in downtown Santa Barbara. This venue is a local favorite and Taco Tuesday is so popular that the place may be rather crowded. We might need to break into smaller groups to get seated.

Meet at the KITP lobby at 6:15PM, or at the restaurant at 7PM.

RSVP here please... https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VRMGNZN

If there are enough cars we can share rides; otherwise the 24X Downtown SB Express bus leaves from Elings Hall at 6:34. Fare is $1.75. On arrival at the SB transit center it's about a six minute walk to the restaurant. Return bus schedule is here... http://www.sbmtd.gov/maps-and-schedules/24x.html

Don't like crowds? No worries, we'll organize a less adventurous dinner out for another evening this week.

-Robin Selinger

Area Restaurants


Arnoldi's Cafe - Little Italian restaurant in historic stone building from 1930's with seating and bocce ball out back.

Beachside Bar & Cafe, down the hill from KITP overlooking Goleta beach.

The Boathouse - Seafood place right on Hendry's beach.

Brewhouse - Pretty much what you expect - beer and hearty food. For large groups, they require a pre-selected menu with only 4 entree choices.

Carlitos - Nice Mexican restaurant on State Street.

Edomasa - Sushi.

Olio Pizzeria - Highest rated pizza place in town, but kind of pricey (up to $20 for individual pie).

Opal - California/Fusion.

Trattoria Vittoria - Italian. Will only take large groups either early (before 5:30) or late (after 8:00).

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Hiking around Santa Barbara


Rock climbing around Santa Barbara

There is quality outdoor climbing around Santa Barbara, some within a taxi ride of KITP. Contact Toen if you're a climber and at KITP between Jan 24 and Feb 13.


Local Events


Music:


The Met: Live in HD

  • The Metropolitan Opera broadcasts HD simulcasts of operas to movie theaters all over the world. The live performances are Saturday matinees in New York, so they start here at 9:55am and are shown locally at the historic Arlington Theater in downtown SB and, in a smaller venue at Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West in Montecito. It will be rebroadcast again at Hahn Hall at 6:00pm on Saturday and at 2:00pm on Sunday.


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.


Sport Activities

  • If you are interested in swimming/running/weightlifting or playing some sports like table tennis or soccer, you may wish to join UCSB's Recreation Center. KITP visitors pay the Community rate.

Santa Barbara Theaters



Hello, you may be interested in a new program in downtown Santa Barbara called 1st Thursday.

On the
first Thursday of each month, participating galleries and art-related venues offer free access to visual and performing art in a fun and social environment from 5-8 p.m. 1st Thursday venues feature attractions, such as art openings, live music, artists' receptions, lectures, wine tastings and hands-on activities. In addition, State Street comes alive on 1st Thursday with performances and interactive exhibits. Look for previews of forthcoming plays, symphony performances, concerts and dance productions, as well as local up-and-coming performers. The Downtown Organization also partners with Santa Barbara cultural groups for one-time 1st Thursday attractions.

For more information, maps, etc., go to:


http://www.santabarbaradowntown.com/go.asp