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November 22, 2013 12:00 am  •  By Julia McHugh

Indoors and out, Santa Barbara is buzzing with activities this weekend, including all-Mozart concerts, an orchid show, exhibits about birds and bees (separately, not figuratively) and a popular holiday market.

Name that tune

Mozart’s most recognizable music must be Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (“a little serenade”). Light and happy, this ditty has been heard in lots of movies, and not just serious ones. How about “Batman,” “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” “Alien” and “There’s Something About Mary …”?

It’s also heard at Santa Barbara Symphony concerts on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Granada Theatre, led by guest conductor Matthias Bamert of the London Mozart Players. The program begins with winds performing the Gran Partita, then strings in the aforementioned Eine You-Know-What, and concludes with them all together in Symphony No. 25, written when Wolfgang was just 17. Tickets start at $26 for this Mozart fest (898-9386, www.thesymphony.org).

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