Arts & Lectures

Spring 2016 Series - Tickets on sale 1/25/2016!

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.
  • Eventbrite ticketing fees may apply.

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The Sand Dog Cometh
Featuring Mary Pearson
February 2nd, 2016
7:30pm in Arts 111

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This multi-disciplinary solo is written, directed and performed by dance/performance artist Mary Pearson (UK). It pays homage to the avant-garde, to kitsch, shtick, snobbery, trash and easy laughs.  Inspired by 'high' and 'low' culture, the 70’s, unintelligible academic language, classic crooners, Rihanna, musicals, Scouse female fashions, dereliction and shopping centers, The Sand Dog Cometh offers: Virtuosity? Intellectual stimulation? Distraction? Provocation? Catharsis? Dear Audience: What is it you care about?

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

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

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Las Cafeteras at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido
February 19th, 2016 
5:00pm

340 North Escondido Boulevard
Escondido, CA 92025

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Las Cafeteras fuses the unique sound of East LA with Afro-Mexican rhythms, zapateado and powerful lyrics. Born in the streets of Los Angeles, the group merges roots music and modern day stories with what LA Times has called a “uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock … Live, they’re magnetic.” Their songs tell stories of a community seeking love and fighting for justice in the concrete jungle of LA.

Ticket Prices (General Admission):
CSUSM Students: FREE with online ticket
CSUSM Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $9
Community Members: $18

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

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Project Brainwash: Why Reality TV is Bad for Women (...and men, people of color, the economy, love, sex and sheer common sense)
February 24th, 2016
6:00pm in the University Student Union Ballroom

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Using clips from some of the most popular TV shows of the decade, media critic Jennifer Pozner takes a fierce, funny and in-depth look at how reality television warps our ideas about gender, race, class and sexuality.  How do The Bachelor, Keeping Up with the Kardashians and other reality TV staples impact our beliefs, behavior and culture?  Pozner reveals who is profiting from this pop cultural backlash against gender and racial justice - and how you can become a critical media consumer while still enjoying your favorite shows. You'll never watch TV the same way again... and you'll laugh. A lot.

Co-sponsored by: The ASI Gender Equity Center, Department of Communications and the Department of Women's Studies 

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 book website here or her twitter account @jennpozner

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Diversity’s Promise for Higher Education: Making it Work with Daryl G. Smith
March 1st, 2016
6:00pm in the University Student Union Ballroom

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Dr. Daryl G. Smith is a nationally renowned expert in diversity and inclusive excellence. She is a Professor Emerita of Education and Psychology at the Claremont Graduate University. Her research and publications have been in the areas of organizational implications of diversity, assessment and evaluation, leadership and change, and faculty diversity. Dr. Smith will discuss how we can build capacity and leadership to achieve our diversity and inclusion goals under the new diversity plan.

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 her website here.  

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Who We Be: The Colorization of America
An evening with Jeff Chang, Co-Founder & Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts, Stanford University
March 15th, 2016
6:30pm in the University Student Union Ballroom

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Jeff Chang has written extensively on the intersection of race, art and civil rights and the socio-political forces that guided the hip-hop generation. He brings fresh energy and sweep to the essential American story, offering an invaluable interpretation at a time when race defines the national conversation. His new book, Who We Be, is a powerful, challenging and timely cultural history of the notion of racial progress, tackling pertinent themes of multiculturalism, student and political activism, the state of the arts and the politics of abandonment.

Co-sponsored by: Cross-Cultural Center, Co-Curricular Funding, USU Activities Board, College of Education, Health & Human Services, Extended Learning, Associated Students, Inc., Latin@ Center, Office of Diversity, Educational Equity & Inclusion and Ethnic Studies

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

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Techno-Folklorico
March 29th, 2016
6:00pm in Arts 111

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Native American Artist-Scholar Cristobal Martinez will discuss and perform Techno-Folklorico, a re-imagined indigenous ceremony that includes music, dance, narrative, and moving images, and brings together electronic tools (such as hacked electronic musical instruments and computers) and traditional ceremonial implements (such as indigenous flutes, rattles, and animal calls). The purpose of this cultural work is to encourage community dialogues and build local literacy capacities to critically engage increasing technological velocities and their implications for daily life.

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

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

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Cultivating a Creative Mind: Nurturing 21st Century Skills
Presented by Simón Silva 
April 6th, 2016
6:00pm in the University Student Union Ballroom

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Simón Silva shares an insightful view of the arts and creativity, while telling a compelling story of struggle and hope.  He connects with the audience in a powerful manner, and sends a positive message about perseverance and determination to succeed. This inspirational keynote clarifies the importance of the arts and creativity, in order to give all individuals a greater degree of success in the 21st century.

 “In the world today, there is renewed interest in the term, “creativity.” It is no longer a word reserved exclusively for artists, musicians, or scientists. Ushering in a new era in education, the word "creativity" is being heralded as an essential 21st century skill.” Simón Silva

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

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

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No I am Not a Terrorist - DATE CHANGED TO 5/3
May 3rd, 2016
6:00pm in the University Student Union Ballroom

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Are all Muslims terrorists?  What does Islam say about “terrorism”?  What is behind the veil?   Over 50% of Americans have no basic understanding of the Muslim faith, which causes discrimination and intolerance on campuses.  Using humor and personal experiences, Zohra educates others about diversity. Her programs promote dialogue and foster tolerance towards people of all races, religions and backgrounds regardless how tough and sensitive the subject matter.

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

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

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