HACKFORD B. GOOD: One of the finer rock ’n’ roll documentaries ever made, director Taylor Hackford’s classic “Hail! Hail! Rock ’n’ Roll” is an inventive documentary on the life, times and late-period state of legend Chuck Berry, surrounding a celebration of his 60th birthday in 1986. At the time, a great band, including Keith Richards and NRBQ bassist Joey Spampimato, as well as a guest list including Eric Clapton, gathered to support and pay tribute to a rock ’n’ roll pioneer. Mr. Hackford, a Santa Barbara-bred director whose filmography also includes the music-related features “Ray” and “The Idol Maker,” and “An Officer and a Gentleman,” will be on hand at the Lobero for a post-screening Q-and-A, with Stephanie Bennett, author of “Johnny B. Bad: Chuck Berry and the Making of Hail! Hail! Rock ’N’ Roll.” Sunday at 4 p.m.. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido. Tickets: $20 to $70. Info: 963-0761, www.lobero.com.
VIOLA IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Let us now praise the underserved member of the string family, the viola. To close the current Santa Ynez Valley Concert Series, in the inviting ambience of the St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, the series’ new director, pianist Robert Cassidy, joins the accomplished violist Richard O’Neill in a program dubbed “The Viola — Warmth, Resonance and Strength.” Long a fixture member in Camerata Pacifica, Mr. O’Neill is well-known, locally and internationally, for his virtuosity and sensitivity on an instrument deserving greater credit and center-stage time. Saturday’s musical menu will include J. S. Bach’s Sonata in G minor for Viola da Gamba, Franz Schubert’s “Arpeggione” Sonata in A minor, and Rachmaninoff’s Sonata in G minor. Saturday at 7 p.m., St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, 2901 Nojoqui Ave., Los Olivos. Tickets $20, $10 for students. www.SMITV.org, www.SMITV.org/syv-concert-series.html
HOZIER, BOWL-BOUND: In new news re: the expanding Santa Barbara Bowl concert season, chart-topping act Hozier is headed to the venue toward the end of the spring-to-fall season, on Oct. 24. A potent-voiced and soulful Irish singer, Hozier is now officially on fire, career-wise, with a sophomore album, “Wasteland, Baby!” entering both the Billboard Album Chart and Top 200 Chart at No. 1. The album’s opening track, “Nina Cried Power,” features a cameo shot by no less an eminent soul legend than veteran gospel-R&B singer Mavis Staples. Oct. 24 at 7 p.m., Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. Tickets run $35 to $77. 962-7411, www.sbbowl.com