Fall 2015 Series - Tickets go on sale August 31st!

TICKET INFORMATION:

  • Please bring your printed ticket or have your scannable Eventbrite barcode ready at the door
  • Complimentary Parking will be available for each event.  Please check your confirmation email and/or printed event ticket for parking information and look for the "Arts and Lectures" signage once you arrive on campus to lead you to the event.  If you already have a parking pass, please leave the lot open for those who do not.
  • Students are only permitted one "free" ticket per event. Please refund your free ticket on Eventbrite if you cannot attend so others can enjoy the event!
  • If ticketholders are not seated 5 minutes prior to the beginning of a performance, Arts & Lectures reserves the right to offer that seat to another guest.

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Time Capsule of Music: 1930 - 1960
Presented by Howard Anton Duncan
Special Guests Rick Hall & Mandy Paige Bayless
Tuesday, September 22nd @ 7pm in Arts 111
 
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The mid-twentieth century experienced a shift in musical styles as we entered into and came out of WWII.  Howard Anton Duncan and company return to CSUSM, taking us on their musical journey through the decades with an emphasis on swing, ballads, blues and early rock & roll.  Enjoy piano music intertwined with the historical context of events from the Great Depression era, FDR’s “New Deal” legislation, the atomic bomb and times of economic prosperity in the postwar U.S.


Ticket Prices:
CSUSM Students: FREE with online ticket
CSUSM Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $5
Community Members: $10
Kids 12 and Under: FREE with online ticket

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The Classical Music of India
with Renowned Master Musician Rajeev Taranath
Tuesday, September 29th @ 7pm in Arts 111

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Rajeev Taranath, internationally acclaimed performer of Indian classical music, is one of the leading exponents of the sarod, the richly textured relative of the lute. His performances masterfully combine the depth and rigor of the tradition with an inspired imagination and emotional intensity. The New York Times wrote, “Rajeev Taranath’s sarod improvisations mixed the spiritual and the spirited...the raga began with introspective meditation and proceeded into an exuberant rhythmic celebration.”

Ticket Prices:
CSUSM Students: FREE with online ticket
CSUSM Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $6
Community Members: $12
Kids 12 and Under: FREE with online ticket

To learn more about this artist, please visit his website here.

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Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity
with Dr. William I. Robinson
Wednesday, October 21st @ 6:30pm in Arts 240

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We have entered a period of great upheavels, momentous changes and uncertainties.  The crisis of Global Capitalism is unprecedented given its magnitude and the extent of ecological and social deterioration.  In this lecture, William I. Robinson, Professor of Sociology, Global and Latin American Studies at UCSB, will look at these and related topics as he discusses his recent book, Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity.

Ticket Prices:
CSUSM Students: FREE with online ticket
CSUSM Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $6
Community Members: $12
Kids 12 and Under: FREE with online ticket

To learn more about this speaker, please visit his website here.

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The Black-Jew Dialogues: a Cross-Cultural Comedy
Thursday, October 22nd @ 6:30pm in ACD 102

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This extraordinary two-actor play explores the absurdity of prejudice and racism. The program combines fast-paced sketches, improvisations, multi-media, a game show and a post-show discussion. 

Set within the context of students working on a class project about cross-cultural dialogue, the performers take the audience on a hysterical and poignant ride. The resulting discussion challenges both baby boomers and millennials to examine their worlds to understand the true nature of diversity in the 21st century.

*Sponsored by Department of Global Studies through support from the Leichtag Foundation.

Ticket Prices:
CSUSM Students: FREE with online ticket
CSUSM Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $5
Community Members: $10

To learn more about this performance, please visit their website here.  

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Puente
Created and Realized by Diego Pinon
Tuesday, October 27th @ 7pm in Arts 111

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Combining a mix of Butoh, dance, ritual and theatre, Diego Pinon's work transcends the borders of performance modalities.  Pinon offers homage for all of the people who must abandon their lands and origins in order to survive with less violence, more equality and freedom. Moving with the raw force of an animal and the vulnerability of a child, Diego opens a rare bridge between the sacred and the profane.  Everyone needs to cross a BRIDGE (Puente) to be transformed.

¨How to cross the fragile line of our human destiny to reach the path and deserve the cosmic environment? We could build a bridge, thousands of bridges to cross... to reach the other side of us…”

Ticket Prices:
CSUSM Students: FREE with online ticket
CSUSM Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $6
Community Members: $12

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Scary Stories:  What do horror stories tell us about oursleves, our society and social injustice?
With Natalie Kate Wilson
Thursday, October 29th @ 7pm in the University Student Union Ballroom

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Zombies, vampires, ghosts, witches and werewolves have long prowled the pages of fiction and haunted our screens.  This event will examine scary stories and monstrous figures, exploring them as social barometers revealing individual and collective fears as they pertain to race, class, gender and sexuality. Offering a historical overview of scary stories in relation to the socio-historical contexts in which they emerge, the discussion will reveal horror as an expressly political genre infused with underlying social commentary.

Ticket Prices:
CSUSM Students: FREE with online ticket
CSUSM Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $5
Community Members: $10

To learn more about this speaker, please visit her website here

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Ishmael Houston-Jones
Thursday, November 5th @ 7pm in Arts 111

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Ishmael Houston-Jones is an internationally known choreographer, author, performer, teacher and arts activist.  He received numerous awards including two Bessie Awards for his piece Cowboys, Dreams and Ladders, and for the revival of THEM (1985), which focuses on masculinity, sexuality and the AIDS epidemic. Recently he was honored with the prestigious Doris Duke Impact Award. Come witness an evening of dancing-talking about his artistry, black choreographers and postmodern dance.

Co-sponsored by Dance Studies and PADL West 

Ticket Prices:
CSUSM Students: FREE with online ticket
CSUSM Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $6
Community Members: $12

To learn more about this artist, please visit his website here.

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There are no Superheroes: Just Us.  
My Journey with Malala - with Shiza Shahid (Co-Founder of the Malala Fund)
Monday, November 16th @ 7pm in the University Student Union Ballroom

**Signature A&L Event for Fall!**

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Recently named one of Time magazine's 30 Under 30 World Changers, and one of Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs, Shiza Shahid was a college sophomore when she first met Malala Yousafzai. In 2009, she mentored Malala and other girls at a summer retreat in Pakistan.  Their paths crossed again years later as Shiza helped Taliban gunshot victim Malala return to school.  Today, they advocate for the millions of girls worldwide being denied a formal education because of social, economic, legal and political factors.  Hear the inspiring journey of Shiza Shahid, co-founder and CEO of the Malala Fund, and her work with Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai.  One child can change the world.

Co-sponsored by: Community Engagement, CSUSM Library, Dean of Students Office/Student Engagement Team, Office of Undergraduate Studies, University Student Union. 

You will not want to miss this event, so get your tickets early.

**“I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai is CSUSM’s 5th Annual Common Read

Ticket Prices:
CSUSM Students: Free with online ticket
CSUSM Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $6
Community Members: $12
Kids 12 and Under: FREE with online ticket

To learn more about this event and the Malala Fund, please visit the website here.

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A Quilt of Poetry: World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil
Tuesday, December 1st @ 6pm in the University Student Union Amphitheatre

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This year’s World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil will feature readings by writers and poets from UCSD’s and CSUSM’s writing programs.  Prior to the vigil, a section of the AIDS quilt from Washington will be on display at CSUSM.  Come listen to readings honoring those who struggle with HIV/AIDS as well as those who have succumbed to the AIDS virus.  As part of the event, we will be asking for small donations to support people living with HIV in North County.  

Ticket Prices:
CSUSM Students: FREE with online ticket
CSUSM Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $5
Community Members: $10
Kids 12 and Under: FREE with online ticket

www.worldaidsday.org

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