Archive for May, 2012

Music in the Rotunda

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

“If Music Be the Food of Love…”: Medieval Songs for and about Lovers
UCLA Sounds

Friday, June 1
8 p.m.
UCLA Powell Building 2nd Floor

UCLA Sounds, a group affiliated with the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, returns for a concert of medieval love songs to be held in conjunction with GE Cluster 30, Seminar 1, Medieval (and Other) Myths of Love.

The rotunda is on the second floor of the Powell Library Building, which is directly across from Royce Hall. Parking is $11; the closest parking is in structures four, two, or five. See the UCLA maps and directions page for more information.

Admission to the concerts is free, and seating is unreserved.

An Evening with Sherlock Holmes and Friends

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
UCLA Hammer Museum

Holmes scholar Leslie Klinger, writer/director Nicholas Meyer (The Seven-Per-Cent Solution), crime novelist Denise Hamilton, and real-life private detective Sarah Alcorn contribute their expertise to deducing why Conan Doyle’s character has inspired such enduring intrigue and devotion. Costumes welcome. Budding mystery writers especially encouraged.

Complimentary coffee and tea served.

All Hammer public programs are free. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.

Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00pm.

 

Curators’ Conversations

Monday, May 21st, 2012

UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library

Truth and Consequences: An Inside Look at the Records of Ralph Edwards Productions

Monday, May 21
Noon

For more than sixty-five years, Ralph Edwards Productions created iconic television programs including Truth or ConsequencesName That Tune, and This is Your Life. While celebrities regularly graced the company’s stages, its record of interviewing the everyday hero is just as impressive. Performing Arts Special Collections curator Peggy Alexander will discuss highlights of this remarkable collection. Bring your lunch; coffee and cookies will be served. Admission is free, but reservations are requested to rsvp@library.ucla.edu.

Click here for location of the UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library.

a cappella, A Cappella, A CAPPELLA !

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

UCLA Cadenza A Cappella

Saturday, May 19
6 p.m.

UCLA Powell Library Rotunda

Founded in 2008, the all-female student group Cadenza A Cappella will perform their annual spring concert as they make their Powell Rotunda debut.

The rotunda is on the second floor of the Powell Library Building, which is directly across from Royce Hall. Parking is $11; the closest parking is in structures four, two, or five. See the UCLA maps and directions page for more information.

Admission to the concerts is free, and seating is unreserved.

Bruin Harmony Spring Auditions

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Haines Hall – Room A82

Get your GLEE on! Come audition for UCLA’s best all-male a cappella group! Get out of the shower and on the stage!

Free and open to UCLA students.

Bunche Center Circle of Thought Lecture

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Joshua Bloom

Thursday, May 17, 2012
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Haines Hall – Room 135 – Media Center

Bunche Center Circle of Thought Lecture – Joshua Bloom “Black Liberation Struggle in the Postwar Decades, Social Movement Theory, and the Implications for Insurgent Social Movements Today”

Prevailing theories of social movements were built through the study of the Civil Rights Movement, the phase of Black Liberation Struggle that peaked in the early 1960s, challenging legal segregation and customary disenfranchisement through nonviolent civil disobedience.

Prevailing social movement theories have alternately portrayed the movement as driven by macro-structural forces; built by the long term organizational and framing work of activists; or both. These theories are incommensurate with the wealth of historical evidence on Black Liberation Struggle now available.

Black Liberation Struggle developed in three phases: Black Anti-colonialism which peaked in the late 1940s; the Civil Rights Movement; and Revolutionary Black Nationalism. Movement organization and broad frame adoption followed successful insurgent mobilization and political context mattered differently for different practices.

Free and open to the public.

Exhibits in the Library

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Art and Revolution

Powell Library Rotunda
Admission free; no reservations required

Out of a desire to allow student artists to express their own ideas in a place of tolerance and acceptance, the Art History Undergraduate Student Association presents its annual art exhibit entitled “Art and Revolution,” exploring Paul Gauguin’s statement that “art is either plagiarism or revolution.” Specific concerns of the artists are addressed in a thought-provoking way that challenges the viewer to not only think about these issues but also raises the question, what does revolution mean to you?

Music in the Rotunda

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Doctoral Recital: Alison Spieth

Saturday, May 12
8 p.m.
Powell Building Rotunda 

Doctoral graduate student and violist Alison Spieth will present a selection of lively late eighteenth-century duos for violin and viola. Her program will include works by Joseph Haydn, his younger brother Michael Haydn, and two legendary duos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Special guest violinists include Eriko Tsuji, Leila Nassar-Fredell, and Ji Young An as well as UCLA Professor Guillaume Sutre, first violinist of the Ysaÿe Quartet. This recital is presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the doctor of musical arts degree.

Free and open to the public.

The rotunda is on the second floor of the Powell Library Building, which is directly across from Royce Hall. Parking is $11; the closest parking is in structures four, two, or five. See the UCLA maps and directions page for more information.

Francis Ford Coppola One Act Marathon

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Friday, May 4, 2012
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Macgowan Hall – Studio 1340

New works by MFA in Playwriting Candidates

The Francis Ford Coppola One Act Marathon

Jeffrey Baker, Brian T. May and Kit Williamson

Featuring Undergraduate and Graduate Actors from the Department of Theater

May 2 & 4, 2012 at 8 p.m. and May 5, 2012 at 2 p.m. – Kaleidoscope and About A Bird

May 3 & 5, 2012 at 8 p.m. – Death/Space

Free and open to the public.

Click here for more information.