CUP HALF FULL
New independent children’s bookstore the Curious Cup has opened up shop at 929 Linden Avenue in Carpinteria. The store will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, February 5, from 1-5 p.m. with art by area students, face painting, and tarot card readings. Call 220-6608 for info.
WHAT’S OLD IS NEW AGAIN
It’s official: The old Carpinteria Plaza movie theater has reopened as a new venue and performance space. The Playhouse Theater is located at 4916 Carpinteria Avenue and will play host to S.B. band The Kicks this Saturday, February 5, at 8 p.m.
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION
Film-fest goers, take heed. The new Web startup indytrailers.com is your one-stop shop for independent-film trailers and the official hub for Santa Barbara International Film Festival movie sneak peeks. Cofounded by UCSB alum Josh Gottsegen, the site is also currently featuring flicks by Gaucho students and alums.