THURSDAY OCTOBER 6TH: Get ready for some intellectually-charged Bush bashing. Everyone’s favorite left-winger Howard Zinn graces us with his presence tonight in Campbell Hall. Brought to you by Arts & Lectures, Zinn’s talk will focus on the notion of “just” wars and its relevance to current foreign policy and armament. Tickets are $10 for students and the lecture begins at 8 p.m.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 7TH: So you say you’re in the mood for some weepy chick-flick action? Lucky for you, Magic Lantern Films presents “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” tonight. Grab your girlfriends, some cookies and a box of tissues and head on over to I.V. Theater because the feel-good mushiness starts at 7 p.m. There will also be a late showing at 9:30 p.m. and tickets are $4.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 8TH: Right on the heels of their sophomore release, You Could Have It So Much Better, Franz Ferdinand takes to the stage at the Greek Theatre. Accompanied by friends TV On The Radio, the lads from Scotland are out to prove their worth this as more than a one-hit foreign wonder. See if they live up to the hype tonight at 7:30. Ticket prices range from $29.50 to $35.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 9TH: Nothing like a hot and sweaty show at the Hub to get the year rolling. Tonight A.S. Program Board brings us H.I.M., Finch and Skindred in what promises to be one hell of a three-course rock show. Tickets are $28 for students and $33 general admission with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. Just remember, no matter how cool it looks, Artsweek strongly discourages would-be concert-goers from launching themselves into those dirty UCen rafters. Ewww.

MONDAY OCTOBER 10TH: Who says there’s nothing to do on Mondays? Not us! Tonight the Doves and Marjorie Fair take on the House of Blues Anaheim for what is sure to be a rock ‘n’ roll tour de force performance. Tickets are a steal at $35 and the show starts at 7:00 p.m.

TUESDAY OCTOBER 11TH: No need to go the distance as Cake takes to the stage tonight in Ventura. A mere hop, skip and a jump down the 101 will have you front-row center for a show chock full of obscure pop-culture references set to some funky beats. Admission is $30 and doors open at 7 p.m. sharp.

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 12TH: If you’re in the mood for some visually stunning, pastel-friendly animation, head on over to Campbell Hall tonight at 7:30 for a showing of “Howl’s Moving Castle.” Featuring the voice of Batman himself, Christian Bale, this one promises not to disappoint. Tickets are $6 a pop, but admission is free for all of you ID-carrying kiddos.