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The Associated Students Commission on Student Wellbeing is hosting a self-defense class on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 5 p.m. Participants will learn proper striking and kicking skills and will have the chance to feel the burn with strength and circuit training. The class will be taught by Santa Barbara Krav Maga, and participants can cool down afterwards with free Blenders smoothies.


A joint fundraiser, hosted by Alpha Tao Omega and Pi Beta Phi, will be held at Sam’s to Go on Tuesday, Feb. 6, from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. for the victims of the fires and the mudslides. The fundraiser will be in effect from open until close, so grab a bite at Sam’s!


Grab your popcorn and head on over to the Isla Vista Theater! Magic Lanterns is hosting a movie screening of “The Florida Project” at I.V. Theatre on Friday, Feb. 2, and Monday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. The film was nominated for an Academy Award and tells the story of a young girl’s adventure living in the shadows of Disney World. Tickets for the show are $4 and attendees can buy them at the door.


The Real Savage Henry and Pookie are back and kicking off Winter Quarter with another live show from 9 p.m. to midnight. They will be selling t-shirts and stickers at the show. The show will be held at 6692 Trigo Rd.


Have your ears been in need of some good tunes? A Bird and a Bush is hosting a music night at the Biko Garage in I.V. on Sunday from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The event will feature music from Justus Proffit, Toner, Share and Simple Sib. Head on over for a Sunday night of groove.


This Sunday at Goleta Beach Explore Ecology will be hosting a beach cleanup from 10 a.m. to noon. The group hopes to stop trash from entering the ocean to turn the tide on marine debris. For those interested in learning more about the impacts of trash on marine life, you can speak with Explore Ecology Educators. In an effort to reduce the use of single-use plastics, organizers urge participants to bring their own bucket, gloves and bags. Explore Ecology will be hosting beach clean ups at various beaches in the area every Sunday.


A local group called Food Not Bombs will serve free vegan food at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, 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 or look for more information on the Food Not Bombs — Isla Vista Facebook page. The dinner is held regularly every Sunday.


Mindful Heart Programs will be hosting free meditation sessions on Monday, Jan. 22, from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. The sessions will continue every Monday until Jun. 19 and will include a short dharma talk and guided meditation. The sessions are held at St. Michael’s University Church at 6586 Picasso Rd. in I.V.

A version of this story appeared on pg. 3 of the Feb. 1 issue of the Daily Nexus.