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Fall 2013 Happenings


Published Oct 1, 2013 8:00 AM

Arts and Entertainment

Walk Among Worlds


Fowler Museum’s 50th-anniversary celebration
Photo: Courtesy of Máximo González

To kick off the Fowler Museum’s 50th-anniversary celebration, the museum courtyard will be filled with thousands of globe beach-ball balloons bubbling up toward the sky. It’s all part of an installation called Walk among Worlds by artist Máximo González, which was first showcased at the Casa de América in Madrid. The balls symbolize the Fowler’s international focus.

The piece will make its UCLA debut on October 12 at the “Fowler at Fifty” anniversary party, which will feature live world music and dance, fine food from some of L.A.’s favorite chefs and special exhibitions that will continue until early next year. Walk among Worlds will be on view through early November.

Oct. 12-Nov. 3. Location: Fowler Museum. Admission: Free. Phone: (310) 825-4361. Web:


Wait Until Dark
Photo: Courtesy of Geffen Playhouse

Wait Until Dark

Don’t let the quaint 1960s apartment of Susy and Sam Hendrix fool you; hidden within is a score for which thieves and con men would kill. Employing disguise and deception, two newly acquainted crooks become all the more desperate and depraved, but must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller’s chilling conclusion.

Oct. 8-Nov. 17. Location: Geffen Playhouse. Tickets: $37-$77. Phone: (310) 208-5454. Web:

Robert Wilson, Philip Glass, Lucinda Childs: Creating Einstein on the Beach

In 1976, Philip Glass, Robert Wilson and Lucinda Childs premiered their epic non-narrative operatic collaboration and shattered conventions of traditional opera. Join CAP UCLA Director Kristy Edmunds for a freewheeling conversation with Wilson, Glass and Childs as they return to Royce Hall.

Oct. 12/Sat/1 P.M. Location: Royce Hall. Tickets: $25-$50 ($15 UCLA students). Phone: (310) 825-2101. Web:

1863 In History and Memory

On Nov. 7, UCLA History Professor Joan Waugh will present a public lecture at the Huntington Library in San Marino. Titled “1863 in History and Memory,” the talk is being given in the professor’s capacity as the Rogers Distinguished Fellow in 19th Century American History at the Huntington.

Nov. 7/Thurs/7:30 P.M. Location: Huntington Library, San Marino. Tickets: Free. Phone: (626) 405-2100. Web:

The Waterloo of the Rebellion: Why was Gettysburg Important?


Susan Marshall & Company bring their unique mix of dance and rock to Royce Hall.
Photo by: Rosalie O’Connor Photography

On Saturday, Nov. 9, Allen Guelzo, the Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era and a professor of history at Gettysburg College, will present a two-hour participatory seminar on selected Civil War orations.

Nov. 9/Sat/10:30 A.M. Location: Law School Building, Room 2442. Tickets: Free (advance registration is required). Register at Web:

Susan Marshall & Company: Play/Pause

Play/Pause is the ultimate mash-up: postmodern dance-theater meets indie rock. This dance work for six is set to an original score by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang and performed by members of the electric guitar quartet Dither.

Nov. 9/Sat/8 P.M. Location: Royce Hall. Tickets: $30-$50. Phone: (310) 825-2101. Web:


Celebrated graphic artist Chris Ware’s work is examined in a Fowler In Conversation event.
Photo: Courtesy of CAP UCLA

Chris Ware in Conversation with Michael Silverblatt: Writing the Graphic Landscape

Chris Ware, award-winning cartoonist and acclaimed author of the graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, will talk with Michael Silverblatt, host of KCRW’s Bookworm.

Nov. 14/Thurs/7:30 P.M. Location: Lenart Auditorium at Fowler Museum. Tickets: Free. Web:

Charles Lloyd & Friends featuring Bill Frisell

Recently celebrating his 75th birthday, saxophonist Charles Lloyd is more vital than ever — regularly playing in different ensembles of some of the most innovative players in jazz. This performance features the guitar wizardry of Bill Frisell alongside Eric Harland on drums and Ruben Rogers on bass.

Nov. 15/Fri/8 P.M. Location: Royce Hall. Tickets: $30-$60 ($15 UCLA students). Phone: (310) 825-2101. Web:

Young Jean Lee: WE’RE GONNA DIE

With her band Future Wife, playwright Young Jean Lee hits L.A. for the first time, taking the stage in a life-affirming show about the thing everyone has in common. You may be miserable, but not alone!


Young Jean Lee
Photo: Courtesy of CAP UCLA

Nov. 20-24. Location: Ivy Substation. Tickets: $40 ($20 UCLA students). Phone: (310) 825-2101. Web:

Beyond La Dolce Vita: A Visual-Symphonic Homage to Italian Cinema

The musicianship of the Orchestra Italiana del Cinema and high-definition film projection form an unforgettable multimedia concert, celebrating the partnership between music and film. With the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Italian cultural institutes throughout the world, the orchestra celebrates the 20th anniversary of the death of Federico Fellini with a special tribute concert.

Nov. 22/Fri/8 P.M. Location: Royce Hall. Tickets: $35-$65 ($15 UCLA students). Phone: (310) 825-2101. Web:

Mohammed Fairouz and David Krakauer: Symphonic Prayers and Poems

This is an artistic statement about the power of music to transcend cultural and religious conflict. It spotlights the work of 28-year-old Mohammed Fairouz, whose work is unique in its mediation of cherished Arabic musical traditions framed by formal Western musical procedures.

Dec. 8/Sun/7 P.M. Location: Royce Hall. Tickets: $30-$50 ($15 UCLA students). Phone: (310) 825-2101. Web: