Thursday, Feb. 9: The Hard To Find Showspace presents another rock ‘n’ roll food drive tonight. The line-up includes Das Supastacharos, the Reds, Winslow and headliners Pearls & Brass. Admission is $5 or $4 with a donation of canned grub. The Hard To Find Showspace can be found at 7190 Hollister Ave. in Goleta.
Friday, Feb. 10: With idols and influences ranging from Johnny Cash to Buck Owens, Dwight Yoakam has made a career out of being the least obnoxious country music star that’s still recording music. Tonight, he takes his anti-Nashville sentiments to the stage at the Ventura Theatre. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets range from $45 to $60.
Saturday, Feb. 11: Performance artist extraordinaire Meredith Monk stops by Campbell Hall tonight at 8. Her piece, aptly titled, “Impermanence,” tackles issues of mortality and the quest to live life to its fullest. Tickets are $19 for students and $38 for general admission.
Sunday, Feb. 12: Dry your eyes, moviegoers. Before the film festival closes shop for 2006, it will present the world premiere of “Thank You for Smoking.” The film promises to take its audience deep inside the seedy underbelly of big tobacco by way of some big name performances by Aaron Eckhart, William H. Macy and mommy-to-be Katie Holmes. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Arlington Theatre.
Monday, Feb. 13: The lovely people at Los Angeles public radio station KCRW have been kind enough to sponsor an intimate night with Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy tonight at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. Tickets are a steal at $25 each. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 14: If you’re looking to wow your mate without blowing your paycheck, head no further than the Old Little Theater tonight at 7:30 for a performance entitled, “Nakupenda: Eclectic Musings.” Featuring a diverse collection of poetry, spoken word and piano performances, the concert presents the ideal opportunity for a low-key V-Day date. Admission is $5 for students. Additional information can be found by calling 893-2064.
Wednesday, Feb. 15: Head on over to I.V. Theater 2 today at 5 p.m. for what promises to be an insightful discussion with the dynamic art duo of Adam Ames and Andrew Bordwin. The two, who refer to their collaborative project as Type A, will be exhibiting a gallery full of work at the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum starting Feb. 18.