Thursday, March 2: It’s not every day that you get to chat with a member of the Wu-Tang Clan. Tonight at 7, esteemed rapper and newly minted author the RZA will sit down to discuss the issues – art, racism and life in the fast lane – in Corwin Pavilion. The event is being sponsored by the lovely folks at the MultiCultural Center. Tickets are $5 for students and can be purchased at the Associated Students Ticket Office.

Friday, March 3: Theatre season is off and running. Playwright Marina Carr will do a reading from her work, “By the Bog of Cats” today at 4 p.m. as part of her stint as a UCSB visiting artist. The talk and Q&A will be followed by the Department of Dramatic Art’s opening performance of the play at 8 p.m. in Hatlen Theatre. Tickets are $13 for students.

Saturday, March 4: The only thing we like better than a great rock show is a great rock show at a tiny venue. Tonight Karen O and the rest of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs take their shtick to the oh-so-quaint Troubadour in West Hollywood. If you don’t already have tickets for the already sold-out show, you can still catch them when they venture down to Coachella to promote their upcoming – and much anticipated – release, Show Your Bones. The party starts at 8 p.m.

Sunday, March 5: If you haven’t had a chance to check out the University Art Museum as of late, today is your last opportunity to witness the works of renowned architect Santiago Calatrava. Featured works include Calatrava’s ongoing contributions to the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia and the PATH terminal at Ground Zero in NYC. Museum admission is free to the public.
Monday, March 6: The estranged papa to woefully wonderful crooners Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Loudon Wainwright III will play a show tonight at SOhO. Like every good guitar-toting daddy should, Loudon has penned a number of tunes for both of his