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Fall 2016 Happenings

Published Oct 1, 2016 8:00 AM

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT / Sports / Alumni Events

A piece in The Box Project: Uncommon Threads exhibition. Courtesy of the Fowler Museum.

The Box Project: Uncommon Threads

This colorful exhibition features commissions by three dozen acclaimed international artists, including Richard Tuttle, Cynthia Schira, Helena Hernmarck, James Bassler, Gyöngy Laky, Gerhardt Knodel, Sherri Smith, N. Dash, Lewis Knauss, Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Kiyomi Iwata, Nancy Koenigsberg and John Garrett. The works showcase the artists’ ingenious use — and often expansive definitions — of fiber, while exploring the collector/artist relationship. The commissioned works come from the Lloyd Cotsen Collection.

SEPT. 11, 2016—JAN. 15, 2017. Location: Fowler Museum. Admission: Free. Phone: (310) 825-4361. Web:


Courtesy of the Geffen Playhouse.

A typical O’Mallery family barbecue takes a turn when Zippity Boom, the drug-addicted sister, arrives and brings trouble with her. Other family members stage an intervention, but only after a fair bit of alcohol and pill-popping themselves. The ensuing less-than-delicate conflict ensures a comedy that will turn our view of the average American family on its head.

SEPT. 6—OCT. 16, 2016. Location: Geffen Playhouse. Tickets: $40-$98. Phone: (310) 208-5454. Web:

Hammer Projects: Simone Leigh

Working across ceramics, sculpture, video, installation and social practice, Simone Leigh examines the construction of black female subjectivity. Her practice is largely research-based and intersectional and considers a range of sources, including ethnography, feminist discourse, folklore and histories of political resistance.

SEPT. 17, 2016—JAN. 8, 2017. Location: Hammer Museum. Admission: Free. Phone: (310) 443-7000. Web:

Hammer Projects: Nicolas Party

Swiss artist Nicolas Party is known for a unique aesthetic style that blends a vibrant palette with flat graphics. Though classically trained, Party is not limited in his techniques, and his works include styles such as fresco, gold leaf and marbling. Party’s debut exhibit in Los Angeles will take center stage in the Hammer Museum as a mural for the lobby wall.

SEPT. 30, 2016—FEB. 19, 2017. Location: Hammer Museum. Admission: Free. Phone: (310) 443-7000. Web:

Burt Bacharach

Burt Bacharach. Photo by Olaf Heine.

Six decades of songwriting have earned Burt Bacharach much acclaim, including 48 Top-10 hits, nine #1 songs, more than 500 compositions, three Academy Awards and eight Grammy Awards. His songs have been recorded and reinterpreted by the likes of Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, the Beatles and more. Now, with a 10-piece band to accompany him, he will perform many of his legendary songs at Royce Hall.

OCT. 1 / SAT / 8 P.M. Location: Royce Hall. Tickets: $39-$89; $25 UCLA faculty and staff. Phone: (310) 825-2101. Web:

Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón

Nkame is the first solo museum exhibition in the United States dedicated to the work of the late Cuban visual artist Belkis Ayón (1967– 1999). Ayón mined the founding myth of the Afro-Cuban fraternal society Abakuá to create an independent and powerful visual iconography. For a black Cuban woman, both her ascendency in the contemporary printmaking world and her investigation of a powerful all-male brotherhood were notable and bold.

OCT. 2, 2016—FEB. 12, 2017. Location: Fowler Museum. Admission: Free. Phone: (310) 825-4361. Web:

An Evening with Ludovico Einaudi: Elements

Pianist Ludovico Einaudi blends music genres — rock, classical, electronica and world music — in a way that defies traditional labels. Within a week of its release, Einaudi’s newest album, Elements, took the #1 spot on iTunes’ classical charts in Australia, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, France, U.K., Russia, Spain, Turkey, Ireland, Lithuania, Belgium, Austria, Italy and the Netherlands. He is the most streamed classical artist in the world, and after experiencing his music performed live at Royce Hall, you’ll see why.

OCT. 8 / SAT / 8 P.M. Location: Royce Hall. Tickets: $29-$59; $25 UCLA faculty and staff. Phone: (310) 825-2101. Web:

Lucinda Childs Dance: A Portrait (1963-2016)

This retrospective performance will celebrate one of America’s great modern choreographers, Lucinda Childs, by showcasing early and recent works from the Lucinda Childs Dance Company. The works include an iconic solo piece (Pastime) and early silent routines (Radial Courses, Interior Drama and Concerto), as well as modern pieces, all tracing the five decades of Childs’ career.

Lucinda Childs Dance Company; Babette Mangolte.

NOV. 5 / SAT / 8 P.M. Location: Royce Hall. Tickets: $29-$59; $25 UCLA faculty and staff. Phone: (310) 825-2101. Web:


Dancing skeletons, psychic revelations and the plight of the polar bear fan the flames of fortune for a young filmmaker and his wife, who await the greenlight of a lifetime. On a hot November night in Silver Lake, five friends navigate filmmaking, fossil-finding and family planning in this acerbic, affectionate and affecting world premiere comedy.

NOV. 8, 2016—DEC. 18, 2016. Location: Geffen Playhouse. Tickets: $32-$90. Phone: (310) 208-5454. Web:

Arts & Entertainment / SPORTS / Alumni Events

Courtesy of UCLA Athletics.

Football: UCLA vs. Stanford

A year ago, the biggest task facing Head Coach Jim Mora was figuring out who would replace Brett Hundley at quarterback. Fast-forward 12 months, and the field has flipped — the one thing Mora knows for sure this time around is that sophomore Josh Rosen will play the position and lead the offense after a stellar freshman season. But the offense he leads will be brand-new. Kennedy Polamalu is the new offensive coordinator, with plans to run more of a power running game than the Bruins have used in the past few seasons. Soso Jamabo, Nate Starks and Bolu Olorunfunmi team up to replace NFL-bound Paul Perkins as the primary ball carriers, while true freshman Theo Howard is in the mix to replace Jordan Payton as Rosen’s prime target. On defense, five-star freshman Mique Juarez will compete to take Myles Jack’s snaps. The Bruins haven’t defeated Stanford in their last eight tries, so this early season match-up could set the tone for the rest of the season.

SEPT. 24 / SAT / TIME TBA. Location: Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena. Tickets: TBA. Phone: (310) UCLA–WIN. Web:

Women's Soccer: UCLA vs. Cal

The Bruins return a strong senior class, led by team co-captains Annie Alvarado, Darian Jenkins, Gabbi Miranda and Courtney Proctor. Also returning are former U.S. Youth National Team players Amber Munerlyn and Lauren Kaskie. UCLA also has the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class, with Top Drawer Soccer Top 10 players Mal Pugh (No. 1), Marley Canales (No. 2) and Jessie Fleming (No. 10). Pugh has been starting with the U.S. Women’s National Team and was on the roster that went to Rio for the Olympics, Canales is with the U.S. Under-20 National Team, and Fleming was named to Canada’s Olympic team.

OCT. 6 / THURS / 7 P.M. Location: Drake Stadium, UCLA. Tickets: $8; $5 for youth. Phone: (310) UCLA–WIN. Web:

Courtesy of UCLA Athletics.

Women's Volleyball: UCLA vs. Stanford

The Bruins’ 2015 season (25-8) ended with a four-set loss to third-ranked Texas in the regional finals. No doubt, Head Coach Michael Sealy has designs on improving on that mark and the team’s #12 finish in the national rankings. To do that, he’ll rely on a trio of returning All-Americans: senior Taylor Formico, who was named Third Team All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (and who was also named the Pac-12 Conference Libero of the Year), and seniors Jordan Anderson and Claire Felix, who received Honorable Mention All-American accolades.

OCT. 21 / FRI / 8 P.M. Location: Pauley Pavilion, UCLA. Tickets: $8; $5 for youth. Phone: (310) UCLA–WIN. Web:

Men's Soccer: UCLA vs. Stanford

UCLA men’s soccer Head Coach Jorge Salcedo says that the Bruins’ 2016 schedule “is as challenging as it is exciting.” No game on the schedule looks to be as exciting as the midseason match against Stanford, the defending national champions. The Bruins bring back a strong group of players, including Seyi Adekoya, Abu Danladi, Jackson Yueill and Pac-12 Freshman of the Year Jose Hernandez, each of whom scored 20 or more points last season and earned All-Pac-12 First Team honors. Defensively, team captain Michael Amick (center back) and Chase Gasper (left back) are returning, along with goaltender Juan Cervantes, who led the team with 16 starts and a 1.22 GAA.

OCT. 23 / SUN / 5 P.M. Location: Drake Stadium, UCLA. Tickets: $8; $5 for youth. Phone: (310) UCLA–WIN. Web:

Men's Basketball: UCLA vs. Michigan

Most of last year’s roster returns, including senior point guard Bryce Alford and junior center Thomas Welsh. But even with a cache of veterans to lean on, all eyes will be on Head Coach Steve Alford’s freshman class. Ike Anigbogu, a 6-10 center/forward, was rated the No. 17 player in the nation by, and 6-10 forward T.J. Leaf was rated No. 16 by Rivals. Yet the real prize is 6-6 guard Lonzo Ball of Chino Hills, MaxPreps’ National Player of the Year. How far the Bruins go this season depends in large part on how well the rookies mesh with the returning vets — if they come together, the potential for a deep tournament run is in play.

DEC. 10 / SAT / TBA. Location: Pauley Pavilion, UCLA. Tickets: $35-$279. Phone: (310) UCLA–WIN. Web:

Arts & Entertainment / Sports / ALUMNI EVENTS


Film Screening of Letter to Anita, with speaker Ronni Sanlo

Celebrate National Coming Out Month with the UCLA Lambda (LGBTQ) Alumni Association at a screening of the award-winning documentary Letter to Anita. The film tells of the battle for gay civil rights in the late ’70s and the heart-wrenching toll paid by Ronni Sanlo, director emeritus of the UCLA LGBT Center.

OCT. 12 / SAT / 7 P.M. Location: James West Alumni Center, UCLA. Contact: Web:

UCLA Pilipino Alumni Alumni Association's 25th Anniversary Benefit

Join generations of Bruins for an evening celebrating one of the first and strongest Pilipino alumni networks in the nation that raise scholarship funds for exceptional students. The event also marks the inauguration of Pilipin@, one of 10 new Living Learning Communities where students with similar interests live together and participate in programs that cater to their academic, social and personal needs.

OCT. 15 / SAT / 6 P.M. Location: Covel Grand Horizon Ballroom, UCLA. Contact: Web:

Leaders' Conference

Connect with alumni volunteer leaders and gain tools to facilitate the growth and sustainability of your network. All alumni are welcome to join affinity, diversity and regional network leaders to share success stories for meaningful alumni engagement, connect with fellow volunteers and get the scoop on “What’s Bruin” at UCLA.

NOV. 5 / SAT / 9 A.M.—5 P.M. Location: James West Alumni Center, UCLA. RSVP:

Informational Interview with a Bruin

Support the next generation of Bruins. Many students are looking for the opportunity to conduct a 15-to-30-minute informational interview. Help Bruins interview with confidence!

FALL QUARTER, FLEXIBLE WITH YOUR SCHEDULE. Location: Interviews are held over the phone. Contact: or (310) 825-5242. Register:

Host a Dinner for 12 Strangers

Nothing says “home” like 12 Bruins visiting around a warm meal. Dinners for 12 Strangers is a global phenomenon, with 350 Bruin-hosted dinners last year. In the Los Angeles area, you can connect with current students and share UCLA memories. Across the globe, you can host fellow alumni and connect with other Bruins in your city.

FEB.—MARCH 2017. Location: All across the globe. Contact: Web:

Bruin Bash

Show your team spirit at UCLA Bruin Bash, the ultimate pregame party. Join fellow Bruin alumni and enjoy a buffet of delicious food and beverages, entertainment, games and special guests.

VARIOUS OCT. DATES / SAT / TIMES TBA. Locations: Oct. 1, UCLA vs. Arizona (Rose Bowl, UCLA Fan Zone, Lot H at the corner of Rosemont Avenue and Arroyo Boulevard, near Gate B); Oct. 8, UCLA at ASU (Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, 420 S. Mill Ave., #201, Tempe, AZ 85281); Oct. 15, UCLA at WSU (TBD); Oct. 22, UCLA vs. Utah (Rose Bowl, UCLA Fan Zone, Lot H at the corner of Rosemont Avenue and Arroyo Boulevard, near Gate B). Contact: or (310) 206-0475. Register: or at (310) 206-0475.


Give a Boost to a Bruin

Few are in a better position to set students on a path of academic, professional and personal success than the leaders of the UCLA alumni community. This fall, impassioned Bruins will elevate students through a multitude of volunteer opportunities available to alumni through the UCLA Alumni Association. Join them!

Share your professional knowledge and empower students through programs such as Bruin Development Academy. Sponsored by Partnership UCLA, the academy is a unique way for alumni to engage students by leading industry-specific development courses and hands-on training sessions in analytical thinking, communication skills and writing techniques. Held on campus, Bruin Development Academy will offer courses this fall in corporate finance and education, among others.

Alumni volunteers can also contribute professional insight through social events like industry-based networking nights. At these events, students get the inside scoop about a variety of career fields by interacting with experienced alumni in informal roundtable discussions. Entertainment Networking Night, Nonprofit Networking Night and Public Service Networking Night offer students the chance to speak with industry leaders and make lasting connections with Bruins like you. To find out more about Bruin Development Academy or industry-based networking nights, please contact

Informational Interviews and the “Interview with a Bruin” program pair alumni and students for a face-to-face volunteer opportunity and learning experience. Informational Interviews allow alumni to provide — and students to harvest — the rich knowledge graduates have gained in a specialized industry such as entertainment, business or academia. Similarly, “Interview with a Bruin” puts alumni in the position to conduct mock job interviews and discussions that prepare students for the ever-competitive job market.

For Bruins who aspire to advise, the Alumni Mentor Program allows them to render individual career coaching. From selecting courses to searching for a job, alumni mentors from around the globe assist students at all stages of the Bruin experience. Alumni can further provide mentorship using UCLA ONE, the online career and networking platform where Bruins search and share job postings, find alumni events, and connect with other Bruins. Want to know more about Informational Interviews, the Interview with a Bruin Program or the Alumni Mentor Program? Contact