More than just a pretty face. The UCSB Women’s Center Art Gallery holds the exhibition entitled “I am …” Women Defining Themselves Through Culture. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. and admission is free. More than just a pretty space. The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts forum plays host to “Out of Order: Mapping Social Space.” Open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Time to get your groove on this weekend. Hit State Street and leave your cares behind while getting liquored up enough to pick up on the scantily clad partner of your choice. The Madhouse features “Lush” with DJ Calvin who keeps the floor moving with the best house music in town. Hades nightclub at 235 W. Montecito St. offers its own DJ and drink specials all night.
Venture into Santa Barbara’s art world and see the Open Air Art Festival on Oct. 13 and 14 at at the beautiful La Arcada Court in the plaza between the Santa Barbara Library and Art Museum. Finish off the evening with the mellow sounds of the bare foot diva from the Cape Verde Islands, Cesaria Evora. She is performing in Campbell Hall at 8 p.m. General admission is $28, 25; UCSB students $19, 16.
So your roommate forgot to get you a ticket to Bob Dylan and, to add insult to injury, is now taking his girlfriend. Well there is always an alternative. Arts &Lectures presents the Miami City Ballet in George Balanchine’s “Jewels” at the Arlington Theater. Men in tights might be just the remedy to get your mind off losing one of your best opportunities to see a rock ‘n’ roll legend before he kicks it.
The Community Arts Music Association of Santa Barbara opens its season with one of Europe’s longest running orchestras, the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig. Conducted by Herbert Blomstedt, the musicians will play an all Brahms program. They are performing at the Arlington Theater at 8 p.m. If classical is not your scene, Dilated Peoples promo their new release “Expansion Team” in Storke Plaza at high noon.
Finally some decent Broadway shows in Santa Barbara. Music Theater of Santa Barbara continues its 2001 season with the 1997 hit revival of Kander and Ebb’s hit musical “Chicago” at the Granada Theater. The show continues through Oct. 28. For more details call Ticketmaster or the Granada box office. If visual art tickles your fancy, stage art from the silver screen is the focus of Destined for Hollywood: The Art of Dan Sayre Groesbeck showing at the Santa Barbara Art Museum.