Welcome to The Weekender

Welcome to “The Weekender,” one of the new online columns from The Santa Barbara Independent. Every Monday—or if it was a really long weekend, perhaps on Tuesday—The Weekender will recount as much as possible the previous weekend’s goings-on. That might mean mini concert reviews, notes on a new restaurant, trips to a wine tasting room, late nights at poolside party, early mornings in a dingy bar, the playing of obscure sports, trips to other happening cities…the possibilities are limitless. So make this a weekly stop to cure your case of the Mondays.

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