Thursday (5/31): UCSB’s own Monstrous Little Productions presents “99 Impossible Things,” a play by UCSB student and playwright Chelsea Sutton, tonight. This entirely student-produced play follows 12 characters who experience a few days’ worth of “impossible things,” including visitations from sea monkeys, guardian angels, celebs and imaginary friends. It starts at 8 p.m. in the Old Little Theater, and admission is free.
Friday (6/29): Television legend and Emmy Award-winning comedian Carol Burnett graces the stage at Campbell Hall tonight for a special event entitled “Laughter & Reflection with Carol Burnett.” Burnett will answer questions from the audience and share stories from her own extraordinary life and career. The show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $15 for students.
Saturday (6/10): Still waiting for the world to change? While you wait, check out the wonderland that is the sexy and soulful singer-songwriter John Mayer at the Hollywood Bowl tonight. The show starts at 6:30 p.m., and ticket information is available at (323) 850-2000.
Sunday (7/1): Santa Barbara has a reputation for being an enclave for visual and performing artists of all types, and now the work of some of the area’s own local photographers will be on display at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Check out “Made in Santa Barbara: Contemporary Photographs,” a new exhibit of over 100 works showcasing landscapes, documentary, portraiture and still lifes by 45 Santa Barbara-based photographers, during its debut today. Admission to the museum is free on Sundays.
Monday (6/25): Take a trip back in time, and check out some ’90s alt-rock at the Santa Barbara Bowl tonight, as the Goo Goo Dolls headline a bill that includes Lifehouse and Colbie Caillat. The show starts at 6:15 p.m., and tickets start at $32.50.
Tuesday (7/17): The Sonotube is the preferred method of transport for most artworks, used in studios, galleries and museums everywhere. Now, 50 artists from around the world have been invited to fill these hollow tubes for “Sonotube Forms: Contemporary Art and Transport,” an exhibit at the Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Forum that deals with the way portability, economy and ease have become a focus in the modern art world. Check it out at 653 Paseo Nuevo between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. today.