Arts & Lectures presents a screening of “Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring,” the critically acclaimed film by South-Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-Duk. The film follows a Buddhist monk from his childhood to old age on his quest for clarity and peace. The screening will take place at Campbell Hall beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6/general public and $5/students. Or, you can head over to the MultiCultural Center Theater for the kick off preview of “OUTrageous!: the Twelfth Annual Santa Barbara Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.” The screenings this evening include film shorts about a Sikh boy who struggles with his sexual and cultural identity and a film about butch women and body image. The event begins at 8 p.m.
The Associated Students Program Board is presenting another installment in its noontime concert series in Storke Plaza. Juliette and the Licks (featuring Hollywood actress Juliette Lewis) will be rockin’ out from noon to 1 p.m. If you’re a fan of rock music, or just want to see Juliette Lewis in person, or just like free concerts, then you should definitely check this one out. Also, Magic Lantern Films will be presenting a screening of the burger epic “Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle.” This story of a night-long search for White Castle hamburgers turned life-changing journey will make you laugh, cry and really want a hot and juicy meat sandwich. The screenings will be held in I.V. Theater 1 at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Tickets are $4.
We all need good skills. Nobody likes a person with no skills. So, it would be a good idea to head over to the Pink Mailbox House (6668 Pasado Rd., Isla Vista) for their DIY Skillshare this Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy a potluck brunch and learn about bike maintenance, silkscreening, yoga, putting on a concert, gardening, knitting and more! Things begin at 11 a.m. Call (805) 685-4385 with any questions you may have. Today there are a series of events happening as part of “Radical Thought: Toward Critical Social Theories and Practice,” a symposium presented by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center. See www.ihc.ucsb.edu/robinson for an exact agenda.
If you haven’t yet seen the UCSB Dramatic Art Dept.’s production of “Life’s a Dream,” then Sunday is the perfect day to check it out. This play, written by Pedro Calderon de la Barca, is a classic story of an innocent young man’s transition a life of responsibility and power. There are performances at 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $17/general and $13/students. See www.dramadance.ucsb.edu for more information. On Monday, “The Matriarch of the Blues” herself, Etta James, will be performing along with her band at Campbell Hall. This inductee to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame is known for her powerful, passionate and soulful voice. The performance will be at Campbell Hall at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25/students and $65/general.
There are two film screenings to choose from tonight. First, Arts & Lectures presents “Home of the Brave,” winner of the Fund for Santa Barbara Social Justice Award, which explores the life and legacy of activist Viola Liuzzo, the only white woman killed during the civil rights movement. The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6/general and $5/students. Or, you can go see a screening of “Garden State,” presented by the A.S. Program Board. This hit romantic comedy is the brainchild of “Scrubs” star Zach Braff, and also stars Natalie Portman. The film will be screened in I.V. Theater 1 at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Tickets are $3/students and $5/general.
The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center presents “Launching Wars, Counting Votes and Investigating Masculinities: Feminist Post-Election,” a talk by Cynthia Enloe. The talk will be held in the McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB at 4 p.m. and is free. Arts & Lectures is hosting “Putumaya Presents Latinas,” a performance by singer and dancer Toto La Momposina (Colombia), Mariana Montalvo (Chile) and Belo Velloso, niece of Brazil’s popular Caetano Veloso. The New Age Village Voice Magazine says “forget Miss Aguilera and Jennifer ‘The Body’ Lopez; these are the real divas of Latin America.” The performance will take place at Campbell Hall beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30/general and $16/students.