Thursday (2/8/07): People who liked “Hero” and “House of Flying Daggers,” should check out director Zhang Yimou’s “Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles” at Campbell Hall tonight. The film follows a widowed fisherman as he undertakes a journey to redeem himself in the eyes of his dying son, and it screens at 7:30 tonight. Tickets are just $5 for UCSB students thanks to Arts & Lectures.
Friday (2/9/07): If you never got a chance to see “Borat,” or if you just want to make sexy time one more time, check out this comedy hit at I.V. Theater tonight. The film screens at 7 and 9:30 p.m., and thanks to Magic Lantern Films, tickets are just $4.
Saturday (2/10/07): Do midterms have you feeling a little fuzzy around the edges? Embrace it, and check out Dreamland: American Explorations Into Surrealism at the Sullivan Goss Gallery today. This exhibit of surrealist artwork features works by over a dozen artists, including RenŽ Magritte, Man Ray, Betty Lane and David Ligare. It runs through March 25, and the gallery – located at 7 East Anapamu St. – is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. seven days a week.
Sunday (2/11/07): Former U.S. Poet Laureate and the inaugural recipient of the Poetry Foundation’s Mark Twain Award for Humorous Poetry, Billy Collins, comes to Campbell Hall this afternoon. Collins will read from his own works and will be selling and signing his books. Tickets are $10 for UCSB students and the event starts at 4 p.m.
Monday (2/12/07): Jazz guitarist Jimmy Bruno is known for his stunning single-note runs, lightning-fast arpeggios and overall mastery of jazz techniques, and tonight he is hitting the stage at SOhO to share his talent with Santa Barbara. The all-ages show starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $20.
Tuesday (2/13/07): Grammy Award-winning salsa superstars, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, spice up the stage at Campbell Hall tonight. Composed of musicians who have worked with big-name salsa stars like Tito Puente and Ruben Blades, Spanish Harlem Orchestra is an electrifying tribute to salsa circa the 1960s and 1970s. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $19 for UCSB students, less than half of what the rest of the world has to pay to see these swinging salsa savants.
Wednesday (2/14/07): According to the folks at A.S. Program Board, Meg & Dia is a musical group composed of two sisters, a mechanic and a man with a stuffed panda bear. Curious? Check them out at The Hub at noon today.