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Spring 2018 Happenings


Published Mar 14, 2018 2:45 PM

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT / Sports / Alumni Events

Courtesy of the Hammer Museum.

Made in L.A. 2018

The fourth iteration of the Hammer’s biennial exhibition continues to highlight the practices of artists working throughout the Los Angeles area. The exhibition will be accompanied by a comprehensive catalog, as well as a full roster of free public programming.

JUNE 3 - SEPT. 2. Location: Hammer Museum. Admission: Free. Phone: (310) 443-7000. Web:

Design Showcase West

Design Showcase West (DSW), created by the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, is the only national entertainment design showcase on the West Coast featuring the work of students graduating from the nation’s top university design programs. Studio executives, film and television producers, theater artistic directors and professional designers attend DSW to meet the industry’s rising stars.

JUNE 2 / SAT / 9 A.M.. Location: Freud Playhouse. Admission: Free. Phone: (310) 206-2736. Web:

Meleko Mokgosi: Bread, Butter, and Power

This large-scale, episodic painting cycle explores an overarching theme of feminism throughout southern Africa and considers the consequences of dividing labor practices by gender.

THROUGH JULY 1. Location: Fowler Museum. Admission: Free. Phone: (310) 825-4361. Web:

Lost Landscapes of New York

Film historian and archivist Rick Prelinger’s Lost Landscapes of New York mixes home movies by New Yorkers, tourists and semi-professional cinematographers with outtakes from feature films and background “process plates” picturing granular details of New York’s cityscape.

MAR. 31 / SAT / 7:30 P.M.. Location: Billy Wilder Theater. Admission: $10; free for UCLA students. Phone: (310) 206-8013. Web:

Courtesy of CAP UCLA.

Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion: Dearest Home

In collaboration with the members of Abraham.In.Motion, choreographer Kyle Abraham entwines a sensual and provocative vocabulary with a strong emphasis on sound, behavior and all things visual to create an avenue for personal investigation that can be explored on stage.

APR. 5-7 / THURS - SAT / 3 P.M., 8 P.M. Location: Freud Playhouse. Admission: $59; $15 UCLA students; $25 UCLA faculty and staff. Phone: (310) 825-2101. Web:

Eighth Blackbird featuring Will Oldham (Bonnie “Prince” Billy)

Four-time Grammy Award-winning ensemble Eighth Blackbird and singer-songwriter Will Oldham (aka Bonnie “Prince” Billy) will perform a set of original songs, including Frederic Rzewski’s iconic Coming Together, a piece whose text was taken directly from a letter written by Attica prison inmate Sam Melville in 1971.

APR. 21 / SAT / 8 P.M. Location: The Theater at Ace Hotel. Admission: $59; $15 UCLA students; $25 UCLA faculty and staff. Phone: (310) 825-2101. Web:

Courtesy of CAP UCLA.

Ann Hamilton and SITI Company: the theater is a blank page

The world-renowned SITI Company is lauded for its innovation and the creation of new forms of theater that challenge accepted norms and defy classification. Their latest work, the theater is a blank page, is a collaboration with celebrated visual artist Ann Hamilton.

APR. 28 - MAY 12 / 2 P.M., 8 P.M. Location: Royce Hall. Admission: $19; $15 UCLA students; $25 UCLA faculty and staff. Phone: (310) 825-2101. Web:

Our Very Own Carlin McCullough

A single mother discovers that her ten-year-old daughter is a tennis phenom. When a young, dedicated coach takes Carlin under his wing, her meteoric rise takes shape, and this threesome struggles over what is best when building up a champion.

JUNE 19 - JULY 29. Location: Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater . Tickets: $60 - $85. Phone: (310) 208-5454. Web: