DIY GRAD CAP
The Associated Students Program Board and Life of the Party know that graduation is exciting and expensive. Students can cut down some of those costs by attending their free graduation cap decorating event at Embarcadero Hall on Thursday from 6-9 p.m. Snacks and supplies will be provided, so all you need to bring is your cap and some creativity.
Pizza, live music and beer (for those 21 and older) is the perfect way to end the school year. Local band Frisson will be playing 9 p.m. Friday on the patio of Woodstock’s in I.V. Frisson is a local indie rock band formed by four UCSB students who play music that “pulls from a number of influences.” They play original music as well as covers of other bands. This is Woodstock’s last live music performance of this year.
Join the Santa Barbara Hillel in celebrating their graduating seniors and awarding the Myerson-Balfour Israel Activism Award during their final Shabbat observance of this year. Seniors will be receiving gifts and giving speeches. The service and speeches start at 6:30 p.m., which is followed by a complimentary kosher dinner at 7:15 p.m. Santa Barbara Hillel is located at 781 Embarcadero del Mar.
YOGI STUDY BREAK
Take a study break this Saturday with Core Power Yoga. Alex Giovanni will be leading a donation-based partner yoga class from 1:30-3:30 p.m. According to the event page, the practice is “based around deepening your own yoga poses through the help of a partner and your community.” Donations are as flexible as the yogi; organizers urge participants to donate what they can and join the practice. The studio is located at 6992 Market Place Drive in Goleta.
ICE ICE BABY
Looking for a fun time for a cheap price? Tired of warm sandy beaches? Ice in Paradise is here for you. This Saturday, they will be holding their dollar day; admissions and skate rentals will only be a dollar each. There will be music and activities, including face painting and balloon art. For those who can’t skate, don’t worry, as instructors will be on the ice to help to help you out. The event runs from 1:30-4:30 p.m. and is located at 6985 Santa Felicia in Goleta.
A local group called Food Not Bombs will serve free vegan food 5 p.m. Sunday at Little Acorn Park (next to Bagel Cafe). Food Not Bombs is a large organization that spans the country and is a form of “franchise activism.” They believe that corporate and government priorities are skewed and allow hunger despite the abundance of food and food waste. Those interested in cooking for Sunday can email organizers at email@example.com. The dinner is regularly held every Sunday.
PENCILS AND PANCAKES
Who needs IHOP when you have JHOP? Santa Barbara Hillel is back at it with their quarterly Jewish House of Pancakes, a free event and study space. They will be serving pancakes and eggs, along with a side of cracking the books. As it says on their event page, “come for the pancakes, stay for the studying.” The event runs from 10-11 p.m.
A version of this story appeared on p.3 of the June 8, 2017, print issue of the Daily Nexus.