Calendar for 11/2/06

Thursday November 2: Grab your bongos and beret and check out Lawrence Ferlinghetti reading from his body of work at Campbell Hall tonight. Ferlinghetti is one of the last living Beat Poets and the founder of the famous City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco. Plus, he’s San Fran’s first ever poet laureate. Ferlinghetti will take the stage at 8 p.m., and tickets are just $8 for students.

Friday November 3: What do you get when you combine snakes, air travel and Samuel L. Jackson? If you don’t know the answer, head straight to I.V. Theater and check out “Snakes On A Plane” at 7 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. Tickets are just $4 thanks to the fine folks at Magic Lantern Films.

Saturday November 4: Got the blues? Check out the Santa Barbara Blues Society’s Battle of the Blues Bands at SOhO this afternoon. The winning local band will be chosen to represent S.B. at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. The show starts 12 and ends at 6 p.m.

Sunday November 5: Check out some gorgeous art and do a good deed all at the same time, by visiting the “Heal The Ocean” benefit art show at the Santa Barbara Art Association’s Gallery 113 at 1114 State Street. 25 percent of all sales from the show, which features works by artists such as Meredith Abbot, Rick Stich and Marcia Burtt, go to the Heal The Ocean organization.

Monday November 6: She’s a diplomat, the former Secretary of State and one hell of a woman – she’s the inimitable Madeleine Albright, and she will be speaking about her life and experiences at the Arlington Theater at 8 p.m. Tickets for this event are just $22.50 for UCSB students and more information is available at

Tuesday November 7: Associated Students’ Program Board brings you double the pleasure, double the fun today, as it presents a movie and a concert. Music lovers should check out self-proclaimed indie pop quintet Starlight Mints at 10 p.m. in Storke Plaza and film buffs can see the thriller “Crank” at I.V. Theater tonight. For more information, check out

Wednesday November 8: They cite such diverse influences as The Rolling Stones, Al Green, Timbaland and Earth, Wind and Fire and they’re playing in L.A. tonight. Curious? Check out Republic of Loose at the Troubador on Santa Monica Boulevard at 8 p.m. For more information, call (310) 276-6168.