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Most major hotels present entertainment nightly during the summer and on weekends all year. The bar, club, and live-music scene centers on lower State Street, between the 300 and 800 blocks. The thriving arts district, with theaters, restaurants, and caf├ęs, starts around the 900 block of State Street and continues north to the Arlington Center for the Performing Arts, in the 1300 block. To see what's scheduled around town, pick up a copy of the free weekly Santa Barbara Independent newspaper or visit its website, www.independent.com.