Thursday, Feb. 23: The devilish acronymic geniuses at the Women’s Ensemble Theater Troupe of UCSB (WETT) present the 2006 production of “The Vagina Monologues” tonight at 8. With proceeds benefiting local charities like Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan and the Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence, we advise you to do your good deed of the day and stop by. The show takes place on campus at the Hub and continues with performances scheduled through Saturday.
Friday, Feb. 24: Head downtown tonight and show some support for those rambunctious kids in the Hairbrain Scheme. The band will celebrate all night long with a special CD-release show at Zelo’s in honor of their debut full-length, You’re A Nation. The party starts at 8 p.m. with openers Springtime is Wartime and the Giant Squid Show.
Saturday, Feb. 25: If you missed the boat last weekend, be sure to take some time out today and catch the last two performances of the UCSB Dramatic Art Dept.’s production of “Brown Baby.” Both the matinee show at 2 p.m. and the evening performance at 8 will be held in the Performing Arts Theatre. Tickets are $13 for students.
Sunday, Feb. 26: Why shop when you can bid like a true art connoisseur? Today at 2 p.m., the lovely folk at Cominichi’s flea market will hold a public auction chock-full of furniture, antiques and artwork – it’s all the fun of eBay without the pesky pointing and clicking. Cominichi’s is located downtown at 421 E. Cota St.
Monday, Feb. 27: The UCSB Dramatic Art Dept. presents its Emerging Playwrights readings tonight at 8, a new reading series. The series is a collaboration between the department and the Ensemble Theatre that hopes to introduce the community to a number of talented graduate and undergraduate playwrights. Tonight’s performance includes pieces by Stuart Zinke, Chelsea Sutton and Erin Phillips. UCSB’s award-winning professor Naomi Iizuka will moderate a post-performance discussion. Tickets are $5 for students. The Ensemble Theatre is located at 914 Santa Barbara St.
Tuesday, Feb. 28: Tonight at 6, the MultiCultural Center hosts a panel discussion titled, “This Charming Man: Morrissey and Latino L.A.” The talk will focus on the relationship between ’80s punk rockers the Smiths and the Los Angeles Latino community they influenced and inspired. Speakers include the illustrious Dick Hebdige and Jos