Here's a chance to watch some professors practice what they teach.
Faculty members from UC Santa Barbara's department of music will perform Friday at the Music Academy of the West's Lehmann Hall. The program will include compositions by Brahms, Beethoven and Haydn.
Performers will include violinist Ronald Copes, violist Heiichiro Ohyama, cellist Geoffrey Rutkowski, pianists Betty Oberacker and Paul Berkowitz, and members of the Young Artists String Quartet. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets, available at the door, are $10. The Music Academy of the West is at 1070 Fairway Road, Montecito.
The planetarium at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will be staying up late Friday for its monthly astronomy show and telescope observation.
The subject of the show is "In the Moon's Shadow." It will feature discussion of the recent solar eclipse. General admission is $3. The program will begin at 8 p.m. Then at 9 p.m., for a separate admission of $1, the telescopes will be focused on Jupiter and its four major moons, for "A Dipper Full of Stars" observation. The museum is at 2559 Puesta del Sol Road. Call 682-3224 for more information.
Next up on Santa Barbara's "Presidio Unplugged" series is Friday's performance by the husband and wife duo of Bent and Magi Myggen. Bent, a songwriter from Denmark, and Magi, who trained at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, will perform contemporary folk music. The concert, inside the Presidio Chapel, will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $6 in advance, $7 at the door. Call 965-0093. The Presidio is at 129 E. Canon Perdido St.
Celebrate the holiday weekend at the Santa Barbara County Bowl's 10th anniversary Reggae Sunsplash on Monday beginning at 3 p.m. Steel Pulse and Maxi Priest are the headliners. Tickets are $30.50, $27.50, and $20.50. Call the box office at 568-BOWL. The Bowl is at 1122 N. Milpas St.
New Music will come to Montecito when a couple of "Other" bands visit White Winds Studio Sunday afternoon.
First, there's the highly-improvisational, avant-garde band "Other Parts," with members Emily Hay (flute, vocals), Michael Whitmore (guitar) and Brad Dutz (percussion). Dutz will also be on stage as part of the second group, "A Thousand Other Names," formed by guitarist G.E. Stinson. The band's music pays tribute to Stinson's Pentecostal, Oklahoma roots.
The concert will begin at 4 p.m. Tickets are $15 (which includes refreshments). Call 969-5718. The studio is at 113 Middle Road.
Ongoing: Westmont College in Santa Barbara will exhibit the work of calligrapher Richard E. Beasly, who died in 1992, in a memorial retrospective, Saturday through June 28. In addition to Beasly's calligraphy, the 65 pieces in the exhibit will include jewelry, weavings, porcelain and a carved, gold-leaf mahogany box. Beasly died in 1992. The exhibit will be shown in the Reynolds Gallery, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The school is at 955 La Paz Road. Call 565-6162 for information.
And the show goes on: The Santa Barbara Civic Light Opera production of "Evita" was extended for a fifth week. The musical will now run through Sunday at the Granada Theatre. Tickets range from $20-$29.50. Call 966-2324. The Granada is at 1216 State St.