Happy Chinese New Year: the Rat! So now, some Rat Haps!
To celebrate the sign up NOW for the Asian philosophy and haiku class that Sophia Kidd and I are offering this Sat Feb. 9 from 9am-noon through VC Community Ed. Right now it is under-enrolled, so unless you go on-line NOW and sign up, it will be cancelled tomorrow, Thursday, at noon. If you don’t know her, Sophia has a BA in philosophy from and she’s spent the better part of the last 10 years in .,
Writers interested in working on craft might also check out Danika Dinsmore’s blog, The Accidental Novelist, which has weekly writing workouts on-line. These are posted on Fridays.
Th. Feb 7 Artbarn
SIMPLE PROSPERITY Finding Real Wealth in a Sustainable Lifestyle Slideshow and Booksigning with Author David Wann Thursday, Feb 7th at 7pm at the Artbarn: 856 East Thompson Blvd., VTA (btwn. ash & kalorama, behind kids & families together)
Th. Feb 7 VC: Author and attorney Michael Mehas and a panel of local experts in the fields of law and psychology will take part in a discussion after a screening of the film “” as part of the Ventura College Spring 2008 Arts and Lecture Series.
Next 2 weekends: The Little Fakers fondly present: Episode 5 of “Sunset Chronicles” A Puppet Rock Opera
The Little Fakers is a collective of puppet theater artists, sound artists, musicians and writers working in the LA area. For the past three years we have performed our ongoing marionette serial at venues across the city including Beta Level, Il Coral, and the Velaslavasay Panorama, and in at Noah Purifoy’s Sculpture Environment.
W 2/13 VC
Professor of Arabic Language and Literature and Associate Director of the Middle East Studies Center at UCSB
Professor of Music and Founder and Director of the Middle East Ensemble at UCSB
in the Musical Traditions of Medieval Islamic Spain
Live Performance by the UCSB Middle East Ensemble
This program explores the many different offshoots of the musical heritage of al-Andalus (medieval Muslim Spain) including Andalusian songs from Algeria, songs from Sephardic and Yemeni Jewish traditions, as well as songs from eastern Arab lands such as Egypt and Syria. This commemoration of the astonishing richness and longevity of these musical traditions focuses on both threads of continuity in form and style, as well as highlighting the remarkable diversity of these various descendants of the Golden Age of al-Andalus.
W. 2/13 Moorpark College Read:
T. 2/19 6p REDCAT presents NY School Poets
T. 2/26 David Olivera at the Artists Union Gallery
W. 2.27 noon CA Poet Laureate Al Young at Oxnard College; he’ll be coming to VC in April!
Save the date: 3.8.08 Art City Fundraiser at Bell Arts. Beautiful letterpress tix (by lettre sauvage) on sale NOW from your friendly neighborhood artists (like Sophia and I)! Go to http://artcityventura.wordpress. com for more info. Many hands make light work you know.
Since this is by no way inclusive of everything, for more poetry stuff go to poetix.net