Tuesday, July 16

UCLA Extension alumnus Benjamin Walter was assigned to direct a 15-minute short during his Directing Certificate program. Walter's thesis project became a feature-length film, "Pink Zone," which has been screened at festivals domestically and internationally. 
(Courtesy of Leo Volk Matus)

UCLA alum turns thesis project into award-winning film ‘Pink Zone’

After a literal kiss of death infiltrates the pristine world of the “Pink Zone,” a group of girls must work to survive amid the dystopian reality of the outside world. Read more...

Photo: UCLA Extension alumnus Benjamin Walter was assigned to direct a 15-minute short during his Directing Certificate program. Walter's thesis project became a feature-length film, "Pink Zone," which has been screened at festivals domestically and internationally. (Courtesy of Leo Volk Matus)

UCLA Extension alumnus Benjamin Walter was assigned to direct a 15-minute short during his Directing Certificate program. Walter's thesis project became a feature-length film, "Pink Zone," which has been screened at festivals domestically and internationally. 
(Courtesy of Leo Volk Matus)

JazzPOP concert series will conclude on Thursday with a performance by The Jeff Gauthier Goatette at the Hammer Museum. The group, formed in the late 1970s by Jeff Gauthier, will play music from past albums, improvisational work and a newly arranged piece by Gauthier. 

(Courtesy of Jeff Gauthier)

Eclectic Jeff Gauthier Goatette to play JazzPOP series

On Thursday, more than 30 years of musical collaboration will reverberate off the walls of the Hammer Museum. In addition to an esoteric musical style that crosses various genres, what really sets The Jeff Gauthier Goatette apart from other bands at the Hammer Museum’s summer JazzPOP series is its long history. Read more...

Photo: JazzPOP concert series will conclude on Thursday with a performance by The Jeff Gauthier Goatette at the Hammer Museum. The group, formed in the late 1970s by Jeff Gauthier, will play music from past albums, improvisational work and a newly arranged piece by Gauthier. (Courtesy of Jeff Gauthier)

JazzPOP concert series will conclude on Thursday with a performance by The Jeff Gauthier Goatette at the Hammer Museum. The group, formed in the late 1970s by Jeff Gauthier, will play music from past albums, improvisational work and a newly arranged piece by Gauthier. 

(Courtesy of Jeff Gauthier)

The Chalk Repertory Theatre, a Los Angeles-based theater group, returns to UCLA's William Andrews Clark Memorial Library with its production of the Oscar Wilde's classic "Lady Windermere's Fan" starting on July 25. (Courtesy of Shari Barrett)

Chalk Repertory Theatre to put on modernized play in immersive space

The sun is setting and the gossip is in full swing as audience members wander a garden party outside of UCLA’s William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. Read more...

Photo: The Chalk Repertory Theatre, a Los Angeles-based theater group, returns to UCLA's William Andrews Clark Memorial Library with its production of the Oscar Wilde's classic "Lady Windermere's Fan" starting on July 25. (Courtesy of Shari Barrett)

The Chalk Repertory Theatre, a Los Angeles-based theater group, returns to UCLA's William Andrews Clark Memorial Library with its production of the Oscar Wilde's classic "Lady Windermere's Fan" starting on July 25. (Courtesy of Shari Barrett)

The Shakespeare Company at UCLA, a student-run independent theater group, will transport William Shakespeare's comedy "Much Ado About Nothing" to 1960s England in the company's newest production, running from May 30 to June 1. The company's adaptation separates characters into the Mods and the Rockers, two subcultures divided by their lifestyles. 
(Shakespeare Company at UCLA)

Shakespeare Company at UCLA modernizes ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

While the belligerent relationship between the characters Beatrice and Benedick has been played out on stages across the centuries, the Shakespeare Company at UCLA’s “Much Ado About Nothing” revives the classic feud in an era known for bouffant hair, rock music and liberation. Read more...

Photo: The Shakespeare Company at UCLA, a student-run independent theater group, will transport William Shakespeare's comedy "Much Ado About Nothing" to 1960s England in the company's newest production, running from May 30 to June 1. The company's adaptation separates characters into the Mods and the Rockers, two subcultures divided by their lifestyles. (Shakespeare Company at UCLA)

The Shakespeare Company at UCLA, a student-run independent theater group, will transport William Shakespeare's comedy "Much Ado About Nothing" to 1960s England in the company's newest production, running from May 30 to June 1. The company's adaptation separates characters into the Mods and the Rockers, two subcultures divided by their lifestyles. 
(Shakespeare Company at UCLA)

UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television brings the classic musical comedy "Guys and Dolls," a play focused around a high-profile dice game, to the Freud Playhouse. The play is set in 1946 New York, where gambling and promiscuous behavior are frequent. 
(Miriam Bribiesca/Daily Bruin)

UCLA Freud Playhouse to show ‘Guys and Dolls’

As the dark of evening settles across a bright skyline, suddenly dice roll, showgirls sparkle and the underground world of crime, promiscuity and shady deals comes to life. Read more...

Photo: UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television brings the classic musical comedy "Guys and Dolls," a play focused around a high-profile dice game, to the Freud Playhouse. The play is set in 1946 New York, where gambling and promiscuous behavior are frequent. (Miriam Bribiesca/Daily Bruin)

UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television brings the classic musical comedy "Guys and Dolls," a play focused around a high-profile dice game, to the Freud Playhouse. The play is set in 1946 New York, where gambling and promiscuous behavior are frequent. 
(Miriam Bribiesca/Daily Bruin)

The pieces displayed in "Earth matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa" are a sampling of African art from the 19th to 21st century.
(Fowler Museum)

African art exhibit details connection between humans and environment

“Où Allons Nous?” Though the roadside sign in a 1953 photograph stands alone, its message does not. It joins the dialogue of three centuries’ worth of rich textures, colors, figures and images, presenting a question that connects us all to the vulnerable earth we inhabit, “Where are we going?” On Tuesday, coinciding with Earth Day, the Fowler Museum at UCLA premieres “Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa.” A traveling exhibition of more than 100 works, this array of African art ranges from the 19th to the 21st century. Read more...

Photo: The pieces displayed in "Earth matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa" are a sampling of African art from the 19th to 21st century. (Fowler Museum)

The pieces displayed in "Earth matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa" are a sampling of African art from the 19th to 21st century.
(Fowler Museum)

A segment of the Office of Residential Life, resTV produces its new series, "Full Disclosure," which exposes the inner lives of UCLA's underrepresented identities, in hopes of inspiring intercultural interaction and understanding.  
(Angie Wang/Daily Bruin)

resTV’s ‘Full Disclosure’ captures student diversity

A lone voice can speak of a past full of struggle and a future full of hope. ResTV’s new documentary series “Full Disclosure” aims to amplify that singular voice, allowing others to learn and find solace from it. Read more...

Photo: A segment of the Office of Residential Life, resTV produces its new series, "Full Disclosure," which exposes the inner lives of UCLA's underrepresented identities, in hopes of inspiring intercultural interaction and understanding. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin)

A segment of the Office of Residential Life, resTV produces its new series, "Full Disclosure," which exposes the inner lives of UCLA's underrepresented identities, in hopes of inspiring intercultural interaction and understanding.  
(Angie Wang/Daily Bruin)