Thursday, February 27

Folk band showcases traditional Irish music and style with a modern twist

The Gloaming, amid folksy fiddle notes reminiscent of Irish childhood, inserts its own modern take on an age-old art form. The band, consisting of fiddlers Martin Hayes and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, guitarist Dennis Cahill and sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, blends together traditional Irish fiddling with more contemporary elements such as jazz and dance-oriented music. Read more...

Photo: The Gloaming, a band that blends together traditional Irish fiddling with more contemporary elements such as jazz and dance-oriented music, will perform at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on Friday. (Courtesy of Rich Gilligan)

Student makeup artist Keanu Balani highlights original looks through Instagram

Keanu Balani’s cheekbones, reflective from a slight dust of highlighter, summon his inner RuPaul, he said. Having garnered over 39,000 followers, the Instagram makeup guru and third-year political science student said he experiments with over-the-top looks reminiscent of the most flamboyant drag queens, such as Nina Bo’Nina Brown and Jasmine Masters. Read more...

Photo: Third-year political science student Keanu Balani is an Instagram makeup artist with over 39,000 followers. He is also an influencer for Hush, an online beauty retailer. Through his own social media and his promotional content for Hush, Balani shares original looks inspired by holidays and seasonal themes. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)

Hybrid dance performance to subvert ‘stuckness’ with humor, self-reflection

Pearl Marill will break out a life-size puppet of herself on stage as a symbol of self-reflection. Marill, an artist well-acquainted with San Francisco’s performance scene, will present her show “You Self Help Me” at Glorya Kaufman Hall on Friday and Saturday. Read more...

Photo: Pearl Marill, a performing artist from the San Francisco scene, will perform “You Self Help Me” at Glorya Kaufman Hall on Friday. The show discusses the topic of “stuckness” – both physically and mentally – through a combination of dance, improvisation and comedy, with a life-size puppet of Marill also making an appearance. The doll represents the idea of being there for oneself, she said. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Concert review: King Princess leans into her rebellious and provocative persona with rock vibes

King Princess disappeared into a thick plume of smoke, Juuling to the deep thrum of the bass. Establishing herself in the pop world, the 20-year-old alternative artist burst onto the scene in early 2018 with her single “1950,” which she describes as an ode to unrequited queer love. Read more...

Photo: King Princess took the stage for her “Pussy is God” tour stop at the Fonda Theatre wearing a white tank top and blue velvet pants. The alternative singer remixed popular songs such as “1950.” (Courtesy of Kaia Sherry)

Interactive exhibit showcases beauty standards from around the world

A room in Kerckhoff Hall will transport visitors around the world with the help of a special passport – one that earns stamps for body positivity, rather than the number of countries visited. Read more...

Photo: Unfollowing Beauty Standards is the final event of I Love My Body Week, organized by Undergraduate Students Association Council Student Wellness Commission Body Image Task Force. The exhibition will be on display in Kerckhoff Art Gallery and will focus on beauty standards that differ from Eurocentric viewpoints. The exhibit will be divided into continental regions, including North Africa and South Asia. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Q&A: Architect to speak at UCLA roots contemporary design in cultural history

Zhu Pei weaves traditional Chinese culture into architecture in an attempt to preserve the past, he said. An architect based in China, Pei founded Studio Zhu-Pei in Beijing, envisioning projects such as the contemporary Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum, a spacious place for locals to gather. Read more...

Photo: Zhu Pei, the creator of the Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum in China, will lecture at UCLA on Monday. Pei said he works with a location’s cultural background when designing buildings. (Courtesy of Zhupei)

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