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Fall 2018 Happenings

Published Sep 14, 2018 8:00 AM

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT / Sports / Alumni Events


Taylor Mac. Photos by Little Fang Photography.

Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce

Hot on the very high heels of his hugely successful epic extravaganza, A 24- =Decade History of Popular Music, the incomparable Taylor Mac returns to Los Angeles to share a little holiday sass with Holiday Sauce. Celebrating the holiday season in all its dysfunction, Mac is joined by longtime collaborators designer Machine Dazzle, music director Matt Ray and a band of musicians and special guests to reframe the songs you love and the holidays you hate.

DEC. 14-15 / FRI-SAT / 8 P.M. Location: Royce Hall. Admission: $29-$119. Phone: (310) 825-2101. Web: cap.ucla.edu.


Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce.

South of No North: Gato Negro Ediciones

Building on the legacy of radical independent publishing in Mexico, Gato Negro Ediciones, led by activist designer León Muñoz Santini, creates and produces uniquely identifiable books across genres.

THROUGH DEC. 9. Location: Fowler Museum. Admission: Free. Phone: (310) 825-4361. Web: fowler.ucla.edu.

Stones to Stains: The Drawings of Victor Hugo

Poet, novelist, playwright and critic Victor Hugo (1802–1885) was a preeminent figure in the social, political and cultural life of 19th-century France. Hugo’s drawing practice was largely a private endeavor, and although more than 3,000 sheets by him survive today, they were rarely seen in public during his lifetime. This exhibition includes more than 75 drawings and photographs spanning the duration of his career.

SEPT. 27-DEC. 30. Location: Hammer Museum. Admission: Free. Phone: (310) 443-7000. Web: hammer.ucla.edu.

Emmylou Harris

Known as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive voice, Emmylou Harris is one of the most admired and influential women in music today. A 14-time Grammy winner — she recently won the Lifetime Achievement Award — she has recorded more than 25 albums in a career spanning four decades and worked with such diverse artists as Linda Ronstadt, Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfler, Neil Young, Gram Parsons, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison and others.

OCT. 4 / THURS / 8 P.M. Location: Royce Hall. Admission: $39-$79. Phone: (310) 825-2101. Web: cap.ucla.edu.

Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965-2016

A selection from the most comprehensive exhibition to date of the work of Adrian Piper comprises more than 260 works from the wide range of diverse mediums that Piper has explored for over 50 years. The exhibition encompasses the wide range of diverse mediums that Piper has explored: drawing, photography, video, multimedia installation, performance, painting, sculpture and sound.

OCT. 7, 2018 - JAN. 6, 2019. Location: Hammer Museum. Admission: Free. Phone: (310) 443-7000. Web: hammer.ucla.edu.


Barber Shop Chronicles.

Barber Shop Chronicles

One day. Six cities. A thousand stories. Barber Shop Chronicles is a funny, joyous and equally poignant new play by Nigerian playwright and poet Inua that leaps from a barber shop in London to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos and Accra, exploring the African immigration experience.

OCT. 18-20 / THURS-SAT / 8 P.M. Location: Freud Playhouse. Admission: $29-$59. Phone: (310) 825-2101. Web: cap.ucla.edu.

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Tony Award-winner Jefferson Mays (I Am My Own Wife) brings new life to the greatest ghost story ever told. While the heart of A Christmas Carol is evergreen, Mays’ fresh perspective on Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and the rest will create a wildly theatrical and original experience. A world premiere adaptation based on a version Dickens performed throughout his life.

OCT. 30-DEC. 2. Location: Gil Cates Theater, Geffen Playhouse. Tickets: TBD. Phone: (310) 208-5454. Web: www.geffenplayhouse.org.

Hughie & Krapp’s Last Tape

Two-time Tony Award-winner Brian Dennehy comes to the Geffen as Erie Smith in Eugene O’Neill’s Hughie and as Krapp in Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape. The double billing explores the ways in which two very different men grapple with the realization that their winning odds only diminish with age.

NOV. 5-DEC. 16. Location: Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater, Geffen Playhouse. Tickets: $30-$120. Phone: (310) 208-5454. Web: www.geffenplayhouse.org.

Arts & Entertainment / SPORTS / Alumni Events


Courtesy of UCLA Athletics.

Football: UCLA vs. USC

At press time, Head Coach Chip Kelly hadn’t yet chosen his starting quarterback from several strong candidates, including redshirt sophomore Devon Modster, Michigan transfer Wilton Speight and freshman Dorian Thompson- Robinson. At this point in the season, however, Bruin fans will have a good idea of the caliber of this team. Though the Bruins lost quarterback Josh Rosen and 11 other players — including offensive tackle Kolton Miller, linebacker Kenny Young, offensive lineman Scott Quessenberry and wide receiver Jordan Lasley — there’s opportunity for any of the new recruits to become breakout stars. USC has won this game for the past three years, so it’s time for the Bruins to start their own winning streak.

NOV. 17 / SAT / TBA. Location: Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena. Tickets: TBA. Phone: (310) UCLA–WIN. Web: www.uclabruins.com.


Outside hitter Mac May.

Women’s Volleyball: UCLA vs. Oregon

UCLA is looking to improve on a 21-11 record last season, despite having reached the third round of the NCAA championships. Aided by the return of six starters, the Bruins will be led by All-Americans Zana Muno, a senior defensive specialist, and junior middle blocker Madeleine Gates. The women defeated Oregon in 2017 and will face them twice this season, once at home and once in Eugene.

OCT. 5 / FRI / 7 P.M.. Location: Pauley Pavilion. Tickets: $10 adult (general admission); $5 youth and military (general admission); free for UCLA students. Phone: (310) UCLA–WIN. Web: www.uclabruins.com.

Women’s Soccer: UCLA vs. Arizona

The UCLA women’s soccer team opened the season ranked No. 2 in the United Soccer Coaches’ preseason poll and was also chosen as the preseason No. 2 by the Pac-12 coaches. The NCAA runner-up a year ago, the Bruins also tied for second in the Pac-12 in 2017 with an 8-2-1 conference record. The reason for UCLA’s high ranking? Nine starters are returning from last year’s squad, including first-team All-Americans Jessie Fleming and Hailie Mace.

OCT. 7 / SUN / 3 P.M.. Location: Wallis Annenberg Stadium, UCLA campus. Tickets: $10 adult; $5 children; free for UCLA students. Phone: (310) UCLA–WIN. Web: www.uclabruins.com.

Men’s Soccer: UCLA vs. California

With an incoming class ranked the best in the country by national publication Top Drawer Soccer, the future of UCLA men’s soccer looks bright. The class includes four members who have been ranked nationally in the top 20 players for 2018, while five players also have U.S. soccer experience: Justin Garces, AJ Vasquez, Franuel Amaya, Matthew Hundley and Cody Sundquist. UCLA has also added talented junior transfers Mohammad Kamara and Carlos Rincon.

NOV. 1 / THURS / 7 P.M.. Location: Wallis Annenberg Stadium, UCLA campus. Tickets: $10 adult (general admission); $5 youth and military (general admission); free for UCLA students. Phone: (310) UCLA–WIN. Web: www.uclabruins.com.


Men’s Water Polo: UCLA vs. Stanford

UCLA men’s water polo is the team to beat after nabbing the NCAA championship last year. The Bruins, however, have had to deal with the holes left when center Matt Farmer and four of their six top scoring players graduated. UCLA will be looking to avenge last year’s loss when Stanford comes to town.

NOV. 3 / SAT / 12 P.M.. Location: Spieker Aquatics Center, UCLA campus. Tickets: free. Phone: (310) UCLA–WIN. Web: www.uclabruins.com.

Arts & Entertainment / Sports / ALUMNI EVENTS


Courtesy of UCLA Alumni Association.

Bruin Bash at Cal

Get into the blue-and-gold spirit and cheer on the Bruins at the UCLA vs. Cal football game. Join fellow Bruins in the Bay Area to celebrate with food, family and friends.

OCT. 13 / SAT / TBA. Location: Berkeley, California. For more information: events@alumni.ucla.edu or (310) 206-0475

Beat ’SC Bonfire and Rally

With fall in the air, it’s time for UCLA’s annual football game with the Trojans. Return to campus to gather with students as we cheer on the team, watch the bonfire come alive and enjoy performances by various student groups. Go Bruins!

MID-NOVEMBER / DATE AND TIME TBA. Location: Wilson Plaza on the UCLA campus, and streaming online. Email: uclabruinspirit@alumni.ucla.edu Web: www.alumni.ucla.edu/beatsc


Legendary Bingo

Celebrate your pride and some fabulous entertainment with the Ivy Pride Alliance and UCLA Lambda Alumni at Hamburger Mary’s Drag Bingo Night. The $20 suggested donation includes bingo cards, and food and drinks will be available for purchase.

DEC. 16 / SUN / 8 P.M. Location: Hamburger Mary’s West Hollywood, 8288 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. RSVP: https://alumni.ucla.edu/event/lambdabingo2018


At UCLA, There Are Second Acts


Lewis Teage studied Immunology and Molecular Genetics at UCLA and directed major movies like Cujo, based on the Stephen King novel, and Jewel of the Nile, the follow-up to the Michael Douglas/Kathleen Turner hit Romancing the Stone. You may have heard a story like this before — a kid leaves behind test tubes and lab coats to pursue his Hollywood dreams and ends up hobnobbing with movie stars. Only that’s not exactly what happened to Lewis Teague. He did have an impressive film career, but he didn’t start at UCLA until after that, when he was almost 80.

Teague is just one example of an older person redefining what it means to age in today’s world. Far from going gently into that good night, world leaders and revolutionaries alike are now going strong, even after age 90. UCLA is committed to providing students with the education and skills to lead rich, engaged lives, and UCLA Alumni continues that tradition with its 2nd Act program for Bruins age 50 and beyond. The focus is on providing information and motivation for people navigating their later years to engage, learn, optimize health, volunteer and invest in themselves.

Past events have helped alumni flourish creatively, like March’s panel on how to give a TED Talk and August’s course dedicated to the art of writing. At these events, alumni were given the tools to begin vital new projects. Other events have focused on the adapting needs of the aging body, including a presentation by Dr. S. Thomas Carmichael ’86 about recovering from strokes that had a line out the door. And — since it’s never too late for a career change — programming has featured John Tarnoff, author of Boomer Reinvention: How to Create Your Dream Career Over 50, and Lewis Teague himself in conjunction with John Snibbe, an instructor for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UCLA Extension.

For the next program in the 2nd Act series, Linda Lehrer ’71, director of New York Public Programs at the Aspen Institute, will challenge the myths of what you can and cannot do at this stage of your personal life journey. Lehrer has created and moderated seminars on life transitions, attended by corporate and community leaders, and has conducted workshops on “Life Changes: The Next Step.” You can’t keep a good Bruin down, and UCLA Alumni is there for you when you are ready to tackle your own second act. To receive an e-invitation, contact SecondAct@alumni. ucla.edu.