May 25 2006

Thursday May 25: Enjoy a slice of pizza with a side of hard, fast string music tonight, as self-proclaimed string metal rockers Judgement Day showcase their unique combination of violin, cello and drums at Giovanni’s Pizza on Pardall Road. The Botticelli’s will open the free show, which starts at 9 p.m.

Friday May 26: The UCSB Film Studies Dept. presents the 15th Annual Reel Loud Film Festival in Campbell Hall tonight. Student art will be on display in front of Campbell Hall at 6 p.m. and the festival, which features silent 16mm films by UCSB’s very own auteurs, starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door and $8 at the A.S. Ticket Office, the Arbor and the Buchanan Courtyard before the event.

Saturday May 27: Venture downtown for a taste of the Hot Buttered Rum String Band’s combination of funk, bluegrass, rock and reggae tonight. The show starts at 10 p.m. at SOhO on State Street. Sorry kids, it’s 21 and over only.

Sunday May 28: Today is the last day to check out the Renaissance to Rococo: Masterpieces from the Collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. A docent tour of the exhibit, which includes paintings by Caravaggio, Tiepolo and Goya, starts at noon. The museum is located at 1130 State St.

Monday May 29: Check out the last day of the annual i Madonnari street painting festival at the plaza of the Santa Barbara Mission between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. today. The three-day festival features large-scale colorful street paintings, free nighttime concerts in the church and authentic Italian food. Admission to the festival is free.

Tuesday May 30: Kanye West, Mos Def Erykah Badu, Dead Prez, Jill Scott, The Roots and others visit UCSB, thanks to A.S. Program Board’s screening of Dave Chappelle’s “Block Party” in I.V. Theater tonight. Showings of the film, which features a mix of live music and freestyle standup comedy, start at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Wednesday May 31: Indie pop and punk music come together in Storke Plaza today, as A.S. Program Board presents Push To Talk. The show is free and it starts at noon.