Sunday, May 28

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Restaurant review: Rocco’s Tavern

Large flat-screen televisions cover almost every inch of Rocco’s Tavern’s rustic brick walls, broadcasting baseball, basketball and hockey games. Last year, what was formerly O’Hara’s bar on the corner of Gayley and Weyburn avenues transformed into Rocco’s Tavern, a compact yet homey restaurant and bar nestled in Westwood Village. Read more...

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“Cendrillon,” the French translation of “Cinderella,” is an operatic retelling of Charles Perrault’s 1697 classic fairy tale, and will debut Friday at the Freud Playhouse. Opera UCLA and the UCLA theater department collaborated to put on the show, which they set in post-World War II France. (Esmeralda Lopez/Daily Bruin)
“Cendrillon,” the French translation of “Cinderella,” is an operatic retelling of Charles Perrault’s 1697 classic fairy tale, and will debut Friday at the Freud Playhouse. Opera UCLA and the UCLA theater department collaborated to put on the show, which they set in post-World War II France. (Esmeralda Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Graduate student Jayongela Wilder will direct “Eclipsed” at UCLA. An all-female African-American cast will present the play about the Second Liberian Civil War. (Sihui Song/Daily Bruin)

Grad student challenges traditional depictions of women in play ‘Eclipsed’

Jayongela Wilder is tired of seeing women in film and theater portrayed as fragile wives, submissive maids or incompetent lovers. Wilder, a graduate student in theater, seeks to change the stereotypical depiction presented in film and theater by directing “Eclipsed,” a play that tracks the tribulations and survival stories of five Liberian women during the Second Liberian Civil War. Read more...

Graduate student Jayongela Wilder will direct “Eclipsed” at UCLA. An all-female African-American cast will present the play about the Second Liberian Civil War. (Sihui Song/Daily Bruin)

Miike Snow performed at the Shrine Auditorium Thursday night, playing songs including  “I Feel the Weight” from latest album “iii,” along with older fan favorites including “Animal." (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Concert Review: Miike Snow at the Shrine Auditorium

A small yet electrified crowd filled the cavernous Shrine Auditorium to dance to Miike Snow’s equally electrified pop beats. The Swedish trio graced Los Angeles with electro-pop sounds from its older hits along with tracks from “iii,” its newest studio album in four years. Read more...

Miike Snow performed at the Shrine Auditorium Thursday night, playing songs including  “I Feel the Weight” from latest album “iii,” along with older fan favorites including “Animal." (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Playwright Robert O'Hara's comedy "Barbeque" is playing at the Geffen Playhouse.  The play tells the story of two American families confronting issues of racial stereotyping and addiction. (Courtesy of Jeff Lorch Photography)
Playwright Robert O'Hara's comedy "Barbeque" is playing at the Geffen Playhouse.  The play tells the story of two American families confronting issues of racial stereotyping and addiction. (Courtesy of Jeff Lorch Photography)

MFA student Bernard Brown choreographed "Active/Passive," which features dances based on wrestling moves. (Maryrose Kulick/Daily Bruin senior staff)
MFA student Bernard Brown choreographed "Active/Passive," which features dances based on wrestling moves. (Maryrose Kulick/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Film professor Becky Smith wrote and directed the film “August in Berlin" about two strangers meeting in a coffee shop. She filmed the movie over a span of eight days in Berlin, Germany. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)
Film professor Becky Smith wrote and directed the film “August in Berlin" about two strangers meeting in a coffee shop. She filmed the movie over a span of eight days in Berlin, Germany. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)


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