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Summer 2012 Happenings

Published Jul 1, 2012 8:00 PM

Arts and Entertainment

Made in L.A. 2012


Photo by: Lee Thompson.

This celebration of 60 emerging and under-recognized local artists includes new installations, videos, films, sculptures, performances and paintings.

June 2–Sept. 2. Location: Hammer Museum, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and LA ART. Admission: $10 adults, $5 seniors (65+) and UCLA Alumni Association members with ID, free for museum members, students with ID, UCLA faculty and staff, military personnel, veterans and visitors 17 and under accompanied by an adult. Free on Thursdays for all visitors. Phone: (310) 443-7000. Web:

The Painting Factory: Abstraction After Warhol

Explore the recent transformation of abstract painting into a dynamic platform in contemporary art.

Apr. 29–Aug. 20. MOCA Grand Avenue. Admission: $12; $7 for students and seniors; free for jurors and children under 12. Thursday nights free for all visitors from 5-8 p.m. Phone: (213) 626-6222. Web:

Family Jam: Raga and Tala: Music of India

Enjoy the beauty of Indian Classical music and dancing to the rhythm of raga and tala. This fun family program invites you to create your own anklets adorned with bells and experience music with your whole body.

June 17 / Sun / 2 p.m. Fowler Museum. Admission: Free. Phone: (310) 825-4361. Web:

Digital Media Academy

Teens can combine their love of action sports with filmmaking; preteens can learn to create Hollywood visual effects on film; and all kids can enjoy adventures in 2-D and 3-D game creation. All camp courses are project-based and taught by award-winning industry experts in state-of-the-art facilities. DMA instructors share cuttingedge skills and teach using the very latest technology.


Photo courtesy of : The Geffen Playhouse.

June 25–July 20. UCLA Campus. See website for list of courses, programs, prices and dates. Phone: (866) 656-3342. Web:

The Exorcist

Witness the horror and suspense as the iconic 1971 novel comes to life on stage. The Exorcist explores the unsettling battles of good versus evil, faith versus fact and ego versus ethos.

July 3–Aug. 12. Geffen Playhouse. Tickets: $35-$85 Phone: (310) 208-5454. Web:

Ocean Front Walk


The Venice Beach Biennial treats the famed Venice Beach boardwalk, Ocean Front Walk, as an outdoor exhibition venue.

Venice Beach Biennial Directed by Hammer curator Ali Subotnick, the exhibit features the work of more than 30 local artists on Ocean Front Walk, plus collaborations with veteran boardwalk artists and live performances.

July 13-15 / 11 a.m. Admission: Free. Phone: (310) 443-7000. Web:

Fowler OutSpoken Conversation: Robin D. G. Kelley and Tom Schnabel: "Africa Speaks, America Answers"

Learn about the dynamic link between African music and American jazz. Join UCLA historian Robin D. G. Kelley M.A. '85, Ph.D. '87 and KCRW DJ Tom Schnabel M.A. '72 for a conversation and listening session revisiting the late 1950s and early 1960s. After the talk, Kelley will sign copies of his new book, Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times.

Aug. 9 / Thurs / 7 p.m. Fowler Museum. Admission: Free. Phone: (310) 825-4361. Web:

Summer Sunset Concert: Que Me Entierra Con La Banda: Banda Music in L.A.

A special concert featuring a musical conversation with Banda Sol de Santa Cruz and special guests Wil- Dog "El Gavachillo" of Ozomatli and Yarel Ramos of Mun2.

Aug. 19 / Sun / 4 p.m. Fowler Museum.Admission: Free. Phone: (310) 825-4361. Web:

Nick Offerman: American Ham Tour

Nick Offerman, who plays "Ron Swanson" on the hit TV show Parks and Recreation, embarks on a humorous tour that features authentic accounts of cautionary tales, tunes and tips for prosperity.

Sept. 29 / Sat / 8 p.m. Royce Hall. Tickets: $25. Phone: (310) 825-2101. Web:

Docent-Led Tours

Take a free, docent-led tour of UCLA's Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden. Visitors gain a new knowledge of botanical concepts, historical facts and characteristics of rare specimens in the garden's collection.

Mon, Wed and Fri / 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden. Admission: Free for groups of 10 or more. Phone: (310) 206-6707. Web:


A restaging and U.S. premiere of Eugéne Ionesco's famous Theatre of the Absurd play about French villagers who slowly turn into rhinoceroses. Performed in French with English subtitles.

Sept. 21-22 / 8 p.m. Royce Hall. Admission: $20-$70; $15 for UCLA students. Phone: (310) 825-2101. Web:

Bebel Gilberto plus special guests Forro in the Dark

The colorful sounds of Brazil fill Royce Hall as headliner Gilberto's trademark electronic bossa nova joins with Forro, the four-person collective that is brilliantly updating a traditional sound for the 21st century.

Sept. 28 / Fri / 8 p.m. Royce Hall. Admission: $20-$55; $15 for UCLA students. Phone: (310) 825-2101. Web:

Seasonal Spotlight: The Hammer

From the Studio: The Creation of Gustave Moreau's Salomé

Take in the masterpieces of Gustave Moreau at the Hammer Museum's exhibition devoted to a selection of paintings, drawings and preparatory studies for Moreau's Salome Dancing before Herod. This gallery includes approximately 50 additional works from the collection at Paris' Gustave Moreau Museum.

Sept. 16–Dec. 9

Zarina: Paper Like Skin

The Hammer Museum presents the first retrospective of Indian-born American artist Zarina, featuring approximately 60 works dating from 1961 to the present. Works in the exhibition range from woodcuts to three-dimensional casts in paper pulp. The concept of home—whether personal, geographic, national, spiritual or familial—resonates throughout her oeuvre.

Sept. 30–Dec. 30

Graphic Design: Now in Production

Graphic Design: Now in Production explores design-driven magazines, newspapers, books, posters and branding programs. Explore recent developments in the field, including the renaissance in digital typeface design, the storytelling potential of titling sequences for film and television, and the transformation of raw data into narratives.

Sept. 30–Jan. 6

Admission: $10 adults; $5 seniors and UCLA Alumni Association members; free for museum members, students with I.D., UCLA faculty and staff, military personnel, veterans and visitors 17 and under accompanied by an adult. Free on Thursdays for all visitors. Phone: (310) 443-7000. Web:


Football: UCLA vs. Nebraska


Photo by: Ric Tapia.

This is much more than just another home opener—it's also the first home game of the Jim Mora era, a new beginning for a program whose highlights have been few and far between the last dozen years. Mora gets no break from the schedule as he makes his home debut against always-tough Nebraska. The Cornhuskers are known as a team that "travels well," with plans to bring thousands of red-clad fans to Pasadena. Coach Mora and company are hoping Bruin fans turn the Rose Bowl blue and give the team a real home-field advantage. or for season ticket or individual ticket prices. For information or tickets: Call (310) 825-2946 or visit

Farmers Classic Tennis Tournament


Juan Martin del Potro prepares to return fire in last year's Farmers Classic. This year's tournament is the 86th edition of this landmark sporting event. Aug. 18 / Sat / 3 p.m.

In its 86th year, the landmark Southern California ATP tournament is the longest-running annual professional sporting event in Los Angeles.

July 23-29. L.A. Tennis Center at UCLA. Tickets: Single sessions $25-$60; season packages $99-$575. Phone: (310) 824-1010, ext. 251. Web:

Women's Soccer: UCLA vs. Illinois

The perennial powerhouse looks to bounce back from a disappointing second-round departure from the playoffs last year in its home opener.

Aug. 26 / Sun / 12 p.m. Drake Stadium. Tickets: $7 adults; $5 youth (16 years and younger); groups $5 each (15+); UCLA students free with I.D. Phone: (310) 825-2946. Web:

Women's Volleyball: UCLA vs. UCLA Alumni


The defending champs take on their predecessors in the annual UCLA women's volleyball Alumni Match.

John Wooden Center. Tickets: Free. Phone: (310) 206-7870. Web:

Women's Volleyball: UCLA vs. Bayi (China)

The defending NCAA champion women's volleyball team takes on China's top female players in a preseason exhibition match.

Aug. 29 / time TBA. John Wooden Center. Tickets: $7 adults; $5 youth (16 years and younger); groups $5 each (15+). Phone: (310) 825-2946. Web:

Bruin Touchdown Club

Bruin boosters, alumni, members of the coaching staff and the UCLA Spirit Squad meet for breakfast and talk football.

Sept. 7 / Fri / 7 a.m. Olympic Collection. Phone: (310) 348-8252. Web:

Women's Golf: "Bruin 18 Invitational" Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Created in 2008 as a means to raise funds for the UCLA women's golf team, the Bruin 18 Invitational is the lifeblood of the program. This year's event will feature a silent auction and raffle; a putting clinic with UCLA Head Coach Carrie Forsyth; and the chance to play golf with a current UCLA women's golf team member or a Bruin professional.

Sept. 17 / Mon / 8:30 a.m. Palos Verdes Golf Club. Check-in: 8:30 a.m. Phone: (310) 794-6678. E-mail: Web:

UCLA Nights

UCLA students, faculty, staff, alumni and family members enjoy up to 47 percent off select Dodger games through the end of the regular season, including contests against the Reds, Padres and Rockies.

Through Sept. 30. Dodger Stadium. Phone: (310) 825-3701. E-mail: Web:

UCLA Athletics Youth and Teen Summer Camps

UCLA Sports Camps provide young Bruins the opportunity to learn from renowned UCLA coaches, current members of UCLA sports teams and other experienced coaches from around the country. Campers can choose from day and overnight camps in a variety of sports, including basketball, swimming, tennis, volleyball and more. UCLA Sports Camps are a rewarding and enjoyable experience for campers of all ability levels. In addition to learning fundamental skills, teamwork and healthy habits, campers will leave with a fulfilling and exciting summer takeaway.

Summer 2012. UCLA Campus. Phone: (310) 206-3550. Web:

UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame

Settle into a stadium seat and enjoy video highlights capturing great moments in UCLA sports history. Then stroll the Hall and relive the best of Bruin athletic lore, from John Wooden's personal den to UCLA's Olympic heritage, its many championships and much more.

Year-round. UCLA Spirit Theater. Showtimes: Monday–Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m.; first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Web:


UCLA Bruin Masters Swim Club

The Masters Swim Club invites all adult swimmers dedicated to improving their fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. The program offers structured workouts, valuable training advice from coaches, workshops and general instruction. Pool and open-water races also provide opportunities to compete and measure individual progress.

Year-round. Student Activities Center Pool. Phone: (310) 386-2712. Web:

Association Events

Student Send-offs: Welcoming the Newest Bruins


The Bruin family got bigger last spring, a whole lot bigger and a whole lot more diverse. UCLA admitted more than 15,000 freshmen out of a record pool of more than 70,000 applicants for fall 2012. When the dust settles, UCLA expects about 5,425 new freshmen, including the approximately 4,000 seats traditionally reserved for Californians.

“Our newest Bruins will make up UCLA’s most ethnically, geographically and socioeconomically varied class to ever,” says Ashli Wolf, director of Bruin Recruitment. “All 50 states and 69 countries are represented in this incoming class. Many of them are the first in their families to go to college. This diversity opens up new opportunities for students and alumni all over the globe.”

“We want to welcome these new Bruins to UCLA,” says Alex Gruenberg ’08, senior manager, alumni networks. “Giving them a good introduction to UCLA is one of the best ways alumni can help ensure their success.”

Each year, alumni networks all over the country host student sendoffs for freshmen and transfer students and their families. These events welcome them all into the UCLA community, acquaint them with the UCLA support they have in their communities, and make sure they learn the 8-Clap. An active volunteer with the alumni network in Washington, D.C. before he joined the UCLA staff, Gruenberg witnessed first-hand how much students and alumni both gain from these events.

“Incoming students love the chance to meet other Bruins,” he says. “It really gets them excited to be welcomed into the whole UCLA experience by people who have been there.”

“I really appreciated the efforts to make that Bruin sendoff a blast,” says current UCLA student Caresse Vuong, remembering the San Diego sendoff she attended before coming to UCLA. “Meeting fellow students and alumni only reassured me that UCLA was the place for me.”

While the students get excited about UCLA, their families take comfort in seeing their new Bruins warmly welcomed, and find out they are part of the UCLA community, too.

“Parents are grateful to meet one another,” says Jaclyn Min Park ’89, who welcomed local Bruins in Santa Barbara. And they get their first glimpse at the vast UCLA network that their students are joining for the rest of their lives. Alumni benefit from the experience, too.

“It’s our pleasure to host the welcome picnic,” says June Kim ’65, who helps organize the Orange County Network’s student sendoff each year. “We love meeting new students and seeing the excitement on their faces.”

From July to September, alumni will host more than 20 Student Sendoffs – a new record for UCLA – all across California and in cities in 13 additional states, from Seattle to Miami, Dallas to Chicago.

For information about the event closest to you, visit To plan an event in your area, contact Ashli Wolf at or at (310) 825-5188.

Fifth Annual Nachos and Networking

Mingle with the San Fernando Valley Network, Bruin Professionals and Chancellor's Associates.

July 30 / Mon / 6 p.m. Location: Sagebrush Cantina, Calabasas. E-mail:


Photo courtesy of:The San Diego Padres.

Exclusive "On the Rooftop"

The San Diego Network, through Jeff Moorad '78 (vice chairman of the San Diego Padres), takes over the rooftop of the Western Metals Building at Petco Park as the Padres play the Chicago Cubs.

Aug. 7 / Tues / 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $65. Location: Petco Park, San Diego. E-mail:

San Diego Bruins get VIP treatment and a rooftop view of a National League game between the homestanding Padres and visiting Chicago Cubs at Petco Park.

Happy Birthday, BruinWorks

In just one year, UCLA's professional networking site has helped Bruins find jobs and opportunities where they live. BruinWorks, available exclusively to UCLA graduates, streamlines the professional networking experience, facilitating trustworthy interactions among its growing user base of 11,000 members.

Year-round. Web:


Photo by: Todd Cheney.

UCLA Film and Television Archive

UCLA Alumni Association members save $2 off general admission to all screenings by the UCLA Film and Television Archive. The archive presents an eclectic mix of more than 400 films and videos each year, combining the best of the classic and the new, the mainstream and the cutting edge.

Year-round. Location: Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum. Phone: (310) 794-8888. Web:

The Los Angeles Athletic Club

The Los Angeles Athletic Club is the premier athletic and social private club in Los Angeles. Since its founding in 1880, the club has been a haven for up-and-coming members of the Los Angeles community. The UCLA Alumni Association partners with the club to provide special access for UCLA alumni. The initiation fee (valued up to $500) will be waived for life members.

Year-round. Phone: (213) 630-5200 E-mail: Web:

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