Thursday (9/27): Indulge in your indie cravings, as the Indie Music Show hits Rocks tonight. This local cable access show devoted to Santa Barbara County’s independent music scene will present a program that includes Antara with Bill Lanphar, Gates & Goodell, Fingersmyth and Karen Thurber. The show starts at 8 p.m., tickets are $7 and more information is available at www.myspace.com/indiemusicshow.
Friday (9/28): Psychedelic cinema and sounds come together at I.V. Theater tonight, as Black Moth Super Rainbow performs a live show accompanied by its very own repertoire of films. More information about the band, which is currently opening for the Flaming Lips, is available at www.myspace.com/blackmothsuperrainbow. The show starts at 8 p.m., and admission is free. _
Saturday (9/29): Celebrate Italian cinema at Santa Barbara City College’s Fe Bland Auditorium tonight, as the 4th Annual Contemporary Italian Film Festival opens with the U.S. premier of “La Vita Che Vorrei.” Admission to the 7:30 p.m. screening is free, and UCSB’s very own professor Anna Brusutti will be introducing the film. More information is available at (805) 969-1018.
Sunday (9/30): Since admission to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art is free on Sundays, you might as well take advantage of it and check out “Made in Santa Barbara: Contemporary Photographs.” This exhibit of works by 45 local photographers features more than 100 landscapes, portraits, still lifes and more, and it is closing on Oct. 7. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
Monday (10/1): Get Back Loretta is that rare band that plays truly innovative pop rock, which makes these cute and catchy musicians the perfect antidote to Monday blues. Check them out with the Cops, Wintergreen and the Lieutenants at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood. Doors open at 8 p.m., and tickets are $6.
Tuesday (10/2): Pulitzer prize-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl’s poignant new play, “The Clean House” comes to Santa Barbara this fall courtesy of the Ensemble Theatre Company. This work about a woman, her depressed maid and the drama and comedy that is domestic life can be enjoyed at the Alhecama Theatre on Santa Barbara Street. The show starts at 8 p.m., and more information is available at (805) 962-8606.