Thursday (5/3): Who doesn’t like porn? Unwind from midterms with a screening and discussion of queer pornography. Women’s studies professor Mireille Miller-Young will be leading the talk, “[de]constructing RACE in QUEER porn,” which starts at 7 p.m. in the MultiCultural Center Lounge. For something even more campy than gay porn, check out the movie masterpiece “Army of Darkness” at I.V. Theater tonight. The screening starts at 10 p.m., and tickets are just $4.
Friday (5/4): Have some laughs this Friday, with the cop comedy, “Reno 911: Miami” at I.V. Theater. This movie follows the ragtag crew of coppers of Comedy Central fame as it leaves its Las Vegas home turf to attend a conference in Miami and ends up fighting terrorists. The film screens at 7 and 9:30 p.m., and tickets are just $4 thanks to Magic Lantern Films.
Saturday (5/5): What do you get when you combine live music, folklorico dance, Capoeira, a bounce house, food, booze and juggling? The annual Co-opula festival in Anisq’ Oyo Park. The festival will feature Oso, the Finches, Blank Tapes, Other Nature, So Simple DJ’s, The Spires Les Olividados and Screwdrive Suicide, and goes from 1 to 8 p.m.
Sunday (5/6): Puzzled about how to spend your Sunday? Go see the world’s only academically accredited puzzle master Will Shortz at Campbell Hall this afternoon. The crossword king will lead a program of brainteasers for puzzle aficionados and word nerds alike. The program starts at 4 p.m., and admission is only $15 for UCSB students.
Monday (5/7): Big band jazz gets some Brazilian spice tonight, as the Cuesta College Jazz Band with Teka Combos performs at SOhO on State Street. The show starts at 7 p.m., and tickets are $8 in advance and $5 at the door. The show is all ages.
Tuesday (5/8): Take in some totally mindless entertainment courtesy of A.S. Program Board tonight. The group is screening “Wild Hogs,” the midlife crisis-centered buddy comedy featuring William Macy, Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence and John Travolta. Screenings start at 7:30 and 10 p.m. in I.V. Theater, and tickets are free.