The UCSB campus group Improvability is hosting a 24-hour Improvathon from 8 p.m. on Friday to 8 p.m. on Saturday. The marathon includes over 20 segments throughout the show and audience members who stay the full 24 hours will win a free lifetime pass to all future improv shows hosted by Improvability. Food and drinks will be provided for the audience, but Improvability also recommends that attendees bring pillows, sleeping bags and chargers to make themselves more comfortable during the show. Come by Embarcadero Hall in I.V. to support these student comedians!
The epitome of stereotypical college parties is returning to Isla Vista for the sixth time this Saturday. Get ready to dress yourself in bedsheets and fake flower crowns and head over to 850 Camino Lindo for Togapalooza. Over ten bands will be playing throughout this 12-hour rager, including a handful of local I.V. bands such as punk band RabbitFoot, rock band The Mallards and The Anti-Sheist. The party will kick off at 12 p.m. and a skateboarding competition will take place at 3 p.m., commenced by the band Foghorns.
It’s the last first Friday of the school-year! UCSB’s Inter-Greek Council is hosting their monthly I.V. First Friday event once again, this Friday from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. DJ BJ, DJ Josh K and DJ Dom will be performing at the event in People’s Park where there will also be hot dogs and shaved ice available for purchase. Proceeds from the food sales will be donated to Associated Students Food Bank.
This Saturday is the fourth annual Day of Movement, held at Isla Vista Elementary School. The event is from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and is hosted by the nonprofit organization Everybody Dance Now! (EDN!). This event aims to bring together the local community through dance. Freestyle dance competitions will be held during the event with a cash prize of $200 for winners. The event will also include a free family dance class and end with the EDN! Spring Recital.
Local indie rock band Frisson will be performing their last show this Friday and they’re inviting I.V. to join them in their apocalypse-themed finale. KCHO is starting the show at 9:30 p.m. followed by Frisson at 10:30 p.m. Stop by 6794 Trigo Road this Friday night for your last chance to see Frisson.
National Bike Month is coming to a close and in celebration, UCSB Sustainability, CycleMAYnia and McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream are teaming up for Bike to Goleta Beach BBQ, an event with $2 tacos, free ice cream, fun beach games and competitions, music, friends and cycling. CycleMAYnia will also be handing out awards for the Bike Challenge competition. The event will happen Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Goleta Beach.
A version of this article appeared on p.3 of the May 30 print edition of the Daily Nexus.