Saturday, October 16, 2010

Omara Portuondo

Omara Portuondo, a Latin Grammy winner for 2009,  plays Santa Barbara on November first.  Portuondo embodies Cuban music at its best; she came to the notice of most of us as the lead female singer with the Buena Vista Social Club, the group that arguably launched Cuban music into the mainstream music scene in the USA.  

In 2010, she has achieved a lifetime dream, a solo US tour to celebrate her 80th birthday. She'll be in Santa Barbara for a single concert on Monday, November 1st, performing in the Jazz series at the intimate Lobero Theater, 8  pm. Seating is limited, so get your tickets now.

I love it that she is fulfulling her dream at age 80 - obviously,  there is no time to lose if you want to hear her live!  Love her voice, love the beat, love the sensuality and her evident love of performance.  Portuondo employs so many influences in her music; at times it's the big band music of the pre-Castro era, at other times American and Cuban jazz, or Cuban folklorico.  It will be a very special evening.

Our Concerts and More Special applies to the evening of the concert and either bookend night (Sunday or Tuesday) if you'd care to stretch your stay in Santa Barbara to a true little getaway - 15% off posted rate for the room of your choice.  Deborah and Marie have tickets and wouldn't miss this concert for anything! 

Deborah Gentry, Innkeeper Bath Street Inn

Friday, October 1, 2010

Santa Barbara Bed and Breakfast Special

Look no further for a great Santa Barbara Bed and Breakfast Special. The Bath Street Inn is happy to announce some new and some favorite return specials for Fall 2010. 

Turn Back the Clock: this favorite returns - stay two nights or more, Sunday through Thursday, in any room in the 1890s house for $135 per night plus tax.

UCSB Parents:  this special formalizes and improves the discount we have offered all along for UCSB parents - Save 15% off the posted rate for any stay while visiting a UCSB student, good for weekends as well as midweek; holidays and graduation week excepted. 

Concerts and More: a new special designed to stretch a specific concert or live performance attendance into a nice little midweek getaway.  Take 15% off the posted rate for any room for the night of the performance, and add a second midweek night for the same savings to have a sweet break from it all!
Valid for these performance nights:
  • Oct 13, Jack Johnson, Santa Barbara Bowl
  • Oct 14, Jack Johnson, Santa Barbara Bowl
  • Oct 25, John Lithgow's Stories By Heart, Granada Theatre (7 blocks from the Inn)
  • Nov 1, Omara Portundo, US Tour, Lobero Theater
  • Nov 4, Gamelan Cudamani, Campbell Hall, UCSB (Balinese Dance Troupe)
  • Nov 8, Corella Ballet Castille y Leon, (classical ballet) Granada Theatre
Finally, our Wonderful Wine Tour returns:  Two nights, any room in the 1890s house, Sunday through Thursday stays,  plus tickets for a full day of wine tasting for two in the Santa Ynez Valley by Wine Edventures, Santa Barbara's premier wine touring company. $470 plus tax.

We'd love to see you this fall; you're always welcome.

Deborah Gentry, Innkeeper Bath Street Inn