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Come to the Pardall Center Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. for free self-defense classes hosted by Santa Barbara Krav Maga. Circuit training, striking and kicking drills, resistance work and muscle strengthening will be included in this intensive class. Participants will learn how to strike with elbows, knees and feet. All levels are welcome, and the class will end with free Blenders smoothies! This is the last of the series of classes, so come on through and learn how to defend yourself.


Support I.V. Arts this Friday and Saturday as they put on a production of “Romeo and Juliet” from 7:30 pm to 8:45 p.m. at Anisq’oyo Park. This performance will add a modern spin on the classic story by William Shakespeare. The event is free and snacks will also be provided. Bring a blanket and a friend for a night of talent and entertainment, and watch the classic story of teenage love gone wrong.


Are you tired of studying for finals? Are you upset because no natural disasters have prevented a 10-week quarter from happening this time? Since the answer to both of these questions is yes, join your fellow burntout UC Santa Barbara students at Storke Plaza on Saturday from 11 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. for an all-out group “primal scream.” Come and release your inner-frustration in style and alongside the community.


For those of us who just can’t decide which ice cream to pick from the frozen aisle, rest assured. I.V. Food Co-op is hosting a HowGood Demo for patrons to try out flavors of Coconut Bliss ice cream. HowGood is a system for evaluating the quality of food companies based on their environmental and social sustainability. The demo will also include opportunities for participants to learn more about the HowGood system. Stop by the Co-op on Friday between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. for ice cream sampling.


Bonfire Coffee & Books is hosting a final pop-up cafe this Sunday at the Merton Co-op from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Anyone is welcome to join, from procrastinating students to inquisitive intellectuals. The cafe will include baked goods and coffee, radical literature and a space for people to learn and study radical leftist ideas. Bonfire Coffee & Books is a political organization in Santa Barbara that aims to spread radical literature in the community.


The ’90s are long gone, but for those of us that miss watching reruns of “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” and playing with Tamagotchi toys, an event held this Friday might offer a sweet respite. The African diasporic Cultural Resource Center is hosting a ’90s-themed cookout at the end of this week from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m at the Student Resource Building. There will be food available there, including a crab boil, as well as games and a special backdrop for taking photos. Participants are also encouraged to dress in ’90s-themed attire. The person with the best costume will win a prize.

A version of this article appeared on p.3 of the June 7 print edition of the Daily Nexus.