If movies about self-made men inspire you, take Arts and Lectures’ film presentation of Testamento into consideration. This Cape Verde import tells the tale about a rich businessman and the will he leaves behind. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Campbell Hall. If it’s a live act you seek, check out Caution: Men At Work-TAP at the Granada Theatre. For tickets call 966-2324 at the Granada box office or contact Ticketmaster.
Start off your weekend with something caliente. Head down to the MultiCultural Center to enjoy Cuban salsa band Orquesta La Palabra. Tickets $5 student/general available at Arts and Lectures ticket office. For more Cuban dance music, head on to SOho for Somos Son. For something a little mellower, check out the rock/reggae/trance sound stylings of Government Grown, 9:30 p.m. at the Velvet Jones. For more information call 965 – 8676.
There is only a short time before the Living Room closes the doors on its current location. Bleeding Through, From Autumn to Ashes, Avenged Sevenfold, and others will be performing there tonight. Call 692-8550 for information, all ages welcome. Check out Mozart by Candlelight at St. Anthony’s Seminary Chapel. The program includes Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy,” aria excerpts from Mozart’s operas and his Symphony No. 40 in g minor. 2300 Garden St. Santa Barbara, at 8 p.m.
Forget church and enjoy something more entertaining, Gospel brunch at SOho Restaurant and Music Club from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Fellow heathens can then cross State Street to check out the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s presentation of Helena Hale’s “Kaethe Kollwitz: Through her Heart.” This one-woman show celebrates the life and work of one of the world’s greatest humanitarians. Mary Craig Auditorium. 1130 State St. Members $7; Non-members $10; seniors and students $5. For information, call 884-6427.
The UCSB Dramatic Arts Dept. continues its season with “Landscape of the Body,” by John Guare, writer of “The House of Blue Leaves.” 8 p.m. at the Performing Arts Theater. Most people spontaneously combust if they hit the library on a Sunday. The Goleta Public Library offers “Judy Nienow: One-Woman Art Show,” featuring art from the collection of the Goleta Valley Art Association. Now through Nov. 16. Call 964-7878 for more information.
It’s music at UCSB today. The UCSB Gospel Choir will be performing traditional contemporary songs from African-American religious traditions today at noon in the UCSB Music Bowl. Later in the evening go next door to the UCSB Symphony Orchestra. Directed by Jeffrey Schindler, the orchestra will present Beethoven’s popular Seventh Symphony as well as dance-inspired music by Bartok and others. For tickets call the Arts & Lectures box office at 893-3535. For concert information 893-7001