With midterms still a distant prospect (at least momentarily), the first weekend of the year is always one of the most eventful. Freshmen stream into the chaos of IV, some for the first time, campus clubs and organizations kick off the year with back-to-school events and good times ensue.
The I.V. Food Co-op started off the weekend Thursday night with an artist showcase featuring performances by Sam buck, Jake Goldman & Honeysticks. The event also offered artisan food such as nut butters, granola and artisan bread from Rose Rock Provisions and Pacific Paleo Foods.
UCSB students returning from studying abroad caught up and met new exchange students as part of an event hosted by the UCSB Education Abroad Program Friday afternoon in the Girvetz courtyard.
Gaucho soccer fans flooded Harder Stadium Friday night to see UCSB take on the Stanford Cardinal. (Photos: Peter Vandenbelt)
Later on, local funk-soul-rock crossover phenomenon The Fire Department played a live show Friday night at a house party on DP.
Borgore and Brass Knuckles rocked Storke Plaza at A.S. Program Board’s Welcome Back Concert Saturday night. (Photos: Peter Vandenbelt)
Goleta’s Lemon Festival offered up anything and everything lemon-related along with carnival rides, games and booths Saturday and Sunday at Girsh Park.