1. Looking for something to do on Dec. 3? The answer is blowing in the wind – or at least, screening at I.V. Theater – as Magic Lantern Films presents a free showing of “The Other Side of the Mirror.” This concert film captures Bob Dylan’s performances at the Newport Folk Festivals in the mid-1960s and will show at 8 p.m.
2. UCSB’s Dramatic Art Department will present “Through Darkness and Light,” a dance concert under the concert direction of Tonia Shimin, at 8 p.m. on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. On Dec. 2, there is a 2 p.m. matinee as well, and all performances will take place in Hatlen Theater.
3. João Francisco dos Santos (a.k.a. Madame Satã) was a Brazilian bandit, transvestite, street fighter, brothel cook, convict and famous gay performer who also happened to father seven children along the way. See the entire story of his life in “Madame Satã,” the stylized cinematographic adaptation of the popular performer’s life and times. The film premieres in Phelps Hall 3206 at 6 p.m. on Dec. 4.
4. Check out Incubus’ new album Look Alive, which was released Nov. 27. This is the band’s eighth album, and it is guaranteed to provide plenty of the band’s popular pop rock power ballads and soulful surf sounds.
5. According to Hollywood gossipmongers, David Hasselhoff is currently in talks to reprise his role as renegade Michael Knight in a TV-movie for NBC. This time, however, Justin Bruening will captain KITT as
Knight’s son and successor. Either way, Artsweek has to hail the Hoff for having the chutzpah to don all that leather all over again.
6. The overly literate, obnoxiously precocious child in all of us will appreciate “The Golden Compass,” opening on Dec. 7. This film version of the popular children’s book features Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Sam Elliott and Eva Green acting out the adventures of young Lyra and her magical cohorts.