Thursday, April 20: Local shows are fun, but throw in some free food and a rockin’ puppet show and you’ve got I.V. history in the making. Tonight the lovely folks at the Pink Mailbox bring us a triple threat line-up like no other. Performers include D.C. natives the Groblin, as well as the Younger Hips, with opening act Treesus. The Pink Mailbox is located at 6668 Pasado Rd. and donations are always welcome.
Friday, April 21: For those of you who can’t quite scrounge up the funds for this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, head on over to I.V. Theater tonight for the next best thing. At 7 and 9:30, Magic Lantern Films will be screening “Coachella,” which documents the past six years of everyone’s favorite party in the desert and features performances from the likes of Beck, the Pixies and Bjork. Admission is $4 for students.
Saturday, April 22: Three-piece boy-meets-girl rockers the Headlights take the stage tonight at the Hard to Find Showspace in Goleta. Supporting acts include the local – and equally lovely – kids of the Coral Sea. As always, admission is free and the show kicks off at 8 sharp. The Hard to Find Showspace is located at 7190 Hollister Ave.
Sunday, April 23: Tonight SOhO plays host to gee-tar guru Tim Reynolds. Reynolds – best known for his fancy strumming and plucking collaborations with the iconic Dave Matthews – with fellow acoustic authority Marcus Eaton opening the show. The show starts promptly at 8 p.m. and more information can be found online at www.sohosb.com.
Monday, April 24: This afternoon, head on over to Storke Plaza for yet another installment of Program Board’s ongoing Noon Concert Series. Today, Los Angeles natives One Republic will attempt to rock the plaza’s makeshift stage before heading down to Coachella later this month. The event is free to the public, so bring your friends.
Tuesday, April 25: The decidedly un-P.C. Johnny Knoxville film, “The Ringer” plays tonight in I.V. Theater. With a plot that centers around one man’s quest to infiltrate – and dominate – the Special Olympics, the movie promises its fair share of uncomfortable, potentially inappropriate laughs. Shows start at 7:30 and 10. Tickets are $3 for students.
Wednesday, April 26: Fresh off its stint at the SB Film Festival, “The Shape of Water” will screen tonight in the MultiCultural Center Theater. Directed by first-time filmmaker and UCSB sociology professor Kum-Kum Bhavnani, the documentary focuses on the lives of five women fighting globally for world betterment. The film will show at 6 p.m., followed by a discussion with Professor Bhavnani. The event is free to the public.