Tonight, one of music’s most influential and legendary icons will be paying UCSB a visit. Bob Dylan will be performing at the Events Center along with his band. Who knows what he’ll be playing? Who cares even what time the show starts (8 p.m., by the way)?! After all – it’s Bob Dylan! The show is sold out, so if you don’t have tickets, park your lawn chairs outside and try to listen from there. The A.S. Ticket office also suggests checking back on the day of the show in the case that more tickets become available. See www.aspb.as.ucsb.edu for more information. Tonight also features a showcase of somewhat less established performers. A Night of Self Expression will be held at the MultiCultural Center Lounge from 8-10 p.m. This event is free of charge and a surefire good time.
For a night of Indian classical music, head over to the MultiCultural Center Theater on Friday, where famous santoor player Tarun Bhattacharya accompanied by Homnath Upadhyaya on tabla will be performing. Tickets are $8 for students and $12 for the general public. The performance starts at 7 p.m. Magic Lantern Films will also be hosting a double feature Friday night.. The screenings will take place at Isla Vista Theater 1. Richard Linklater’s “Before Sunrise” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. followed by the sequel, “Before Sunset” at 10 p.m. The pair of films star Ethan Hawke, so there’s enough of a reason to check it out, right? The price of $4 will get in into both movies.
Tonight is the perfect night to check out Riverdance at the Arlington Theatre. The Boyne Company is spreading their masterful Irish steps across North America, and they’re here at the Arlington for three nights only. There are two shows today: one at 2 p.m. and another at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $45 to $63.50. See www.ticketmaster.com to purchase tickets or get more information and show dates.
Also tonight, the State Street Ballet presents Cinderella at the Lobero Theatre. Bring the family to enjoy this classic fairytale of magic and romance, in a premiere by Artistic Director Rodney Gustafson. Adult tickets range from $22 to $42 dollars and students are $18 to $38, depending on the day. There are discounts for seniors and children. See www.lobero.com for more information.
Tonight, recently reunited rock legends the Pixies will be performing at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Don’t miss this second coming of an incredible and highly influential band. Also, retro rock newcomers the Thrills will be opening the show. Tickets range from $32.25 to $45.25. The show starts at 7 p.m. See www.sbbowl.com for more information.
Monday night, Arts & Lectures will be presenting a screening of “Since Otar Left,” winner of the Critic’s Week Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. This bewitching drama will be screened at Campbell Hall beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $6 for the general public. See www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu for more information.
The Associated Students Program Board will be hosting a screening of “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” the third installment of the immensely popular series. The screening will be held at Isla Vista Theater. There will be a showing at 7:30 p.m. and another at 10 p.m. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for the general public. Also tonight, Arts & Lectures is hosting a reading by acclaimed novelist T.C. Boyle. He is the author of nine novels, including Riven Rock, The Road to Wellville and the National Book Award-nominated Drop City. He will read from his latest work The Inner Circle. The reading will take place at Campbell Hall beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $6 for students and $8 for the general public.
Arts & Lectures will be presenting a lecture from Irshad Manji titled “Confessions of a Muslim Reformer: Why I Fight for Women, Jews and Pluralism.” Manji, recipient of the Simon Wiesenthal Award of Valor and Oprah Winfrey’s first annual Chutzpah Award for “audacity, nerve and conviction” will be expounding on a number of topics. The lecture will be held at Campbell Hall beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for the general public. See www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu for more information. Also tonight, the band Teka will be performing their Brazilian Bossa Nova music live at SOhO. The show begins at 8 p.m. SOhO is located at 1221 State Street, Suite 205 (upstairs). See www.sohosb.com for more information.