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Published Dec 15, 2014 8:00 AM


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Round Trip: Bicycling Asia Minor, 1891

In the summer of 1890, two young Americans, William Sachtleben and Thomas Allen Jr., set out to circle the globe on newfangled “safety” bicycles. Three years and 18,000 miles later, their tales of adventure made them international celebrities. Round Trip: Bicycling Asia Minor, 1891 features m42 black-and-white photographs taken by the cyclists and reproduced from negatives held by the UCLA Library’s Department of Special Collections.

DEC 14, 2014 – APR 5, 2015. Location: Fowler Museum. Admission: Free. Phone: (310) 825-4361. Web: www.fowler.ucla.edu.

An Evening with Gregory Porter

This Los Angeles-born, Brooklyn-based jazz/soul vocalist performs with a groove that never quits. His Liquid Dreams album won the 2014 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album.

JAN 17 / SAT / 8 PM. Location: Royce Hall. Tickets: $19–$59 ($15 UCLA students). Phone: (310) 825-2101. Web: www.cap.ucla.edu..

Frank Warren: PostSecret Live

This multimedia presentation by Frank Warren, founder of the blog The PostSecret Project, is a collection of artfully decorated postcards mailed anonymously from around the world. He will share stories and reveal postcards that were banned from his multiple books.

JAN 28 / WED / 8 PM. Location: Royce Hall. Tickets: $19–$49 ($15 UCLA students). Phone: (310) 206-7540. Web: www.cap.ucla.edu.

The Night Alive

Tommy owes more than he earns. When he is unexpectedly compelled to help Aimee, a young woman with much harder luck than his own, the taste of turmoil he suffers becomes a full-blown meal. With his trademark humor and humanity, Conor McPherson (The Seafarer, The Weir) makes Phoenix Park, Dublin, a place where anyone can rise from the ashes. Directed by Randall Arney.

FEB. 3–MAR. 15. Location: Geffen Playhouse. Tickets: $37–$77. Phone: (310) 208-5454. Web: www.geffenplayhouse.com..

They Were Promised the Sea

Kathy Wazana’s documentary They Were Promised the Sea is an intimate journey shot in Morocco, Israel-Palestine and New York. Her research into her family origins in Morocco unleashed a complex web of questions about the challenges faced by those torn between homeland and Promised Land.

FEB. 4 / WED / 4 & 7 P.M. Location: Royce Hall. Tickets: Free, with phone RSVP requested. Phone: (310) 267-5327. Web: www.cjs.ucla.edu.

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World Share: Installations by Pascale Marthine Tayou

This large-scale immersive environment combines Tayou’s sculpture, drawings and poetry with Fowler artworks and recorded sound. Assembled from diverse materials and found objects, Tayou’s art reflects an aesthetic of accumulation.

THROUGH MAR. 1. Location: Fowler Museum. Admission: Free. Phone: (310) 825-4361. Web: www.fowler.ucla.edu.

Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio

British designer Thomas Heatherwick has been hailed as a genius for his inventive work, ranging from very small to monumental, from products to public sculpture to architecture. This exhibition is the first in North America to present the work of Heatherwick and his studio.

FEB. 20–MAY 24. Location: Hammer Museum. Admission: Free. Phone: (310) 443-7000. Web: www.hammer.ucla.edu.

Mulatu Astatke plus special guest Meklit

Ethio-jazz and beyond Mulatu Astatke is the godfather of Ethio-jazz — a lowdown, sophisticated brew of funky rhythms, pentatonic scales and vibraphones. Meklit Hadero, an Ethiopian singer and songwriter based in San Francisco, is known for soulful performing and for combining jazz, folk and East African influences.

FEB. 21 / SAT / 8 P.M. Location: Royce Hall. Tickets: $19–$49 ($15 UCLA students). Phone: (310) 825-2101. Web: www.cap.ucla.edu.

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company & SITI Company: A Rite

A Rite is the intriguing and powerful dance-theater collaboration between Bill T. Jones, Anne Bogart and their companies.

MAR. 6 & 7 / FRI & SAT / 8 P.M. Location: Royce Hall. Tickets: $19–$69 ($15 UCLA students). Phone: (310) 825-2101. Web: www.cap.ucla.edu.

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