Thursday, Jan. 19: Starting tonight, the Santa Barbara Dance Theatre will present four performances of “The Rite of Spring,” its high-energy take on the Stravinsky classic and “Artifice,” the 2001 piece based loosely on the art of sculptor Andy Goldsworthy. Tickets are $13 for students and tonight’s performance takes place at 8 in Hatlen Theatre.
Friday, Jan. 20: The poignantly quirky “Thumbsucker” will screen twice tonight in I.V. Theater. Chock full of neuroses, adolescent awkwardness and a bespectacled Vince Vaughn, this one is not to be missed. Tickets are $4 for students and the film plays at both 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 21: The Barn showspace plays host to a ruckus of experimental noise tonight. The rock ‘n’ roll free-for-all features sets by Birds of Fire, La Dolce Vita and Secret Stolen. The fun begins at 7 p.m. and the Barn can be found at 500 N. La Cumbre Rd. in Santa Barbara.
Sunday, Jan. 22: Low-fi darlings Giant Drag are hitting up the Troubadour tonight at 8. Along for the ride are fellow rockers Dirty Little Secret, This Blush and Monsters Are Waiting. Giant Drag is currently on tour in support of their dreamily titled LP, “Hearts and Unicorns.” Tickets are $10 and the Troubadour is located at 9081 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood.
Monday, Jan. 23: Arts & Lectures brings us “The Power of Nightmares – The Rise of the Politics of Fear,” screening tonight at 7:30 in Campbell Hall. What once took form as a BBC special report, “The Power of Nightmares” explores the current war on terrorism with an in-depth look at both conservative America and Islamic fundamentalism. Admission is $5 for students and $6 for the general public.
Tuesday, Jan. 24: The Ninth Annual Chicano/a Art Exhibition kicks off today in the MultiCultural Center Theater with a lecture by featured artist Celia Herrera Rodr