I’ve never seen a man froth before, except at Java Jones. Tonight, Arts & Lectures presents “The Worst of Eric Bogosian” at Campbell Hall. The new one-man show features the acclaimed writer and actor exploring hipsters, businessmen and type-A’s degrading into a frothy rant. The show features adult themes and language, so be advised. The performance is at 9. Tickets are $22/19 general, $19/16 UCSB students. If you’ve never considered Santa Barbara to be the weekend spot for Angelenos, think again. Even the Los Angeles Philharmonic will be here tonight at the Lobero, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen and featuring Paul Crosley on piano, playing Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, “Titan.” The performance is at 8. Tickets are $30-65.
I don’t know what you saw, but there was no pick! Tonight, Jerry Seinfeld returns to his stand-up roots at the Arlington Theatre. Rather than riding on the wave of his sitcom, he’s been gathering some new materials to lambaste. His shows are tonight at 7 and 9:30 and tomorrow at 7. Tickets are $45-75. Call 963-4408 for more information. Also tonight the UCSB Dramatic Art Dept. opens its annual undergraduate-directed Night of One-Acts at the Studio Theater next to Hatlen Theater on campus. Some content may not be suitable for younger viewers. The one-acts run through Sunday, and performances start at 8. Free.
Hey, everybody! It’s time to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day at the Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens! Come learn about over 300 birds that pass over international borders. The event is from 11-3. Call 962-5339 for more information. Tonight, the MultiCultural Center presents a multicultural comedy night, featuring performers from the Improv Comedy Club. Some content may not be appropriate for children. Comedy night starts at 8 in the MultiCultural Center Theater. Finally, Los Angeles-based drum ‘n’ bass band TANJ will be playing at the Mercury Lounge in Goleta tonight at 9:30. There is a $5 cover charge.
I don’t know if I’d ever want to meet these people. Tonight, Arts & Lectures presents “La CiŽnaga,” Lucrecia Martel’s debut film about two Argentine families playing out sordid dramas on a decaying estate. It’s been likened to a mix of Tennessee Williams and John Waters. The film starts at 7:30 in Campbell Hall. Tickets are $6/5. On Monday, spend an afternoon with author Anita Rau Badami. The Indian-born, Montreal-residing author will be reading from Tamarind Woman, a story of two generations of women. Booklist calls her writing “both sweet and bitter.” Badami will be at Corwin Pavilion at 4 p.m. The event is free.
Sharpen up those pencils, dust off those computer books and boot up that word processor. Today, the MultiCultural Center presents a workshop and reading with acclaimed African-American novelist, screenwriter and CCS alum Jervey Tervalon. The workshop will take place at 2 p.m. in the MCC Lounge, and he’ll be reading from his latest work, All the Trouble You Need, at 6:30 in the MCC Theater. Also tonight at the Lobero Theatre, the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra will be presenting its season finale with AndrŽ-Michel Schub on piano. The program features Beethoven and Mendelssohn. The concert is at 8. Tickets are $37.50/$32.50.
If any man comes to you in a black robe and says the word “missionary” to you, run away. Tonight, the MultiCultural Center presents a screening of the film “Black Robe.” The film traces the story of French Jesuits attempting to guide the Native Americans in Quebec to salvation, and how the indigenous people were almost annihilated instead by North American settlement. The film begins at 6. Tonight at SOhO, the Tony Furtado Band will be playing. Tony Furtado has won National Bluegrass Championships and played with Alison Krauss and Tim O’Brien. The show starts at 8:30.