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Improvisational comedy troupe Improvability will be hosting a Western-themed show on Friday, Nov. 10, from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Embarcadero Hall. Tickets are $3 at the door. If the venue fills and show-goers are unable to enter the auditorium, they will be given a free voucher for a future show.



The Isla Vista Food Cooperative will be hosting a baking contest at their building next to the Isla Vista Recreation & Park District building this Sunday, Nov. 12. The contest requires contestants to bake a large holiday dessert using mostly co-op ingredients or ingredients they have already purchased. The co-op requests that prospective bakers contact their outreach manager at with their name and baked good of choice if they wish to participate. Any member of the public may enter as a judge and taste-testers must vote to taste the baked goods. Dessert judgment will take place between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.



A local group called Food Not Bombs will serve free vegan food at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 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 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 or look for more information on the Food Not Bombs – Isla Vista Facebook page. The dinner is regularly held every Sunday.



The Isla Vista Food Cooperative will be hosting an event to explain its history and business model to the community on Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Attendees will get to taste the co-op’s kitchen specialties and local produce. There will also be an opportunity to win a $50 basket of groceries.



Associated Students Program Board will be hosting an advanced screening of the DC film, “Justice League,” from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. next Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the Isla Vista Theater. Free passes to the film will be available at the A.S. Ticket Office at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. “Justice League” is DC’s newest big-budget action film and scheduled for release in theaters on Nov. 17. ACCESS cards are required to enter.



The Isla Vista Community Services District (CSD) will host its weekly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. The CSD is the local government in Isla Vista that discusses local issues like community safety, police relations and local project funding. Meeting attendees can voice their questions and concerns about I.V. to the Board of Directors.

A version of this article appeared on p.3 of the Nov. 9 print edition of the Daily Nexus.