KCSB-FM is teaming up with everyone’s favorite food co-op, the Isla Vista Food Cooperative, to bring the freshest talent — and local goods — to I.V. The event, sponsored by Lucidity Festivals, is friendly to all ages and talents. The open mic is substance free, but don’t worry, the hosts assure that it’ll get weird regardless. Snacks and drinks will be provided by the Co-op. Come out to 6575 Seville on Thurs. Nov. 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to check it out!
There’s no better way to end the quarter than with a bang-er! Isla Vista’s best and brightest local bands will be bringing the house (deck?) down on Nov. 22. The lineup includes The Framers from 8 p.m. to 8:50 p.m., Tastegood from 9 p.m. to 9:50 p.m., Careless Cub from 10 p.m. to 10:50 p.m. and Closeout closing out the show from 11 p.m. to 11:50 p.m. If you feel like moshing to your heart’s content, come out to 6745 Del Playa on Friday night.
One of UC Santa Barbara’s male a cappella group will be holding its fall concert on Nov. 23 in Girvetz 1004. Not only do they have the vocal chops, the gentlemen of Brothers From Other Mothers will be showing off their swordsmanship, horseback riding and archery skills. Though they may be putting on an old timey show, BFOM will be providing only the freshest tunes — including Joji and the Jonas Brothers. You won’t want to miss BFOM this Saturday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
One a cappella concert in a weekend isn’t enough, you say? Well mosey on down to InterVals’ free Wild West-themed concert on Friday night. The performance will take place beginning at 8 p.m. in Girvetz Hall and will feature performances from fellow outlaws Naked Voices, BFOM and VocalMotion. Don’t forget your cowboy hat!
Feeling in the giving spirit this holiday season? Join the Isla Vista chapter of Food Not Bombs on Sunday, Nov. 24 to cook a totally vegan meal for the community, utilizing donation from the Isla Vista Co-op and the farmers’ market. The cooking will begin at 777 Camino Pescadero at 2:30 p.m., with serving at 5 p.m. in Little Acorn Park and cleanup at 6:15 p.m.. No sign ups necessary!
The Office of the External Vice President of Local Affairs will be putting on yet another I.V. Open Market this Saturday, Nov. 23, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Packed with local vendors, the market will offer a variety of goods from clothing to jewelry to prints. The market will be in Little Acorn Park across from 7-Eleven.