News to Yous
MMJ LOVES AFS
As part of their ongoing commitment to environmental and social issues, Kentucky rockers My Morning Jacket will donate $1 from every ticket sold on their current tour to a nonprofit in that area. This Friday’s show at the Santa Barbara Bowl will benefit Art From Scrap. For info, visit artfromscrap.org.
BEHIND THE SCENES
This week, Santa Barbara’s 240 Studio (1 N. Calle César Chávez) opened its doors. The 3,200-square-foot production space also offers resources, including photographers, videographers, location managers, makeup artists, and stylists. For info, call 845-8870 or visit 240studio.com.
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION
The Ventura Film Festival kicks off next Saturday, July 9, with a 50th-anniversary screening of West Side Story at the Majestic Ventura Theater. Featuring more than 200 films, the fest stretches through Monday, July 18, with screenings throughout the county. Visit venturafilmfestival.org.