UCLA IS BRINGING YOU THE BEST in arts and culture, community events and entertainment. From film screenings to sporting events, April is full of exciting experiences for Bruins. For more UCLA events, visit community.ucla.edu.


This Woman’s Work: Screenwriter Anita Loos

Women have been instrumental to the development of cinema since the dawn of motion picture production, though most traditional histories have done little to highlight their influential and myriad contributions to the labor and artistry of filmmaking. This series will shift the popular approach to film history away from the auteurist mindset located in the director’s chair to focus on additional key areas of expertise, including screenwriting, producing, editing, cinematography, costume design, story editors and secretaries.

 APRIL 5 | 5 P.M.

A Conversation with Jeanine Tesori

The UCLA Robert U. Nelson Lecture Series, hosted by the Center for Musical Humanities, presents a conversation with Jeanine Tesori, composer of musical theater, opera, television and film and a Tony Award winner for Best Score.

 APRIL 6 | 10 A.M.

Guided Meditation

Set aside a few moments in your day to enjoy much-needed relaxation and calm. Meditation is scheduled on the 1st Wednesday of every month at 10 a.m. Register for one or multiple sessions to receive calendar invites.

 APRIL 6 | 6 P.M.

ASC: Alumni Fireside Chats

The Alumni Fireside Chats is an all-new, casual, educational event for Alumni Scholars Club members to unwind and hear from other alumni. Join the event in the Collins Conference Room at the James West Alumni Center for this insightful experience.

 APRIL 7 | 11:45 A.M.

Luskin Lectures: E.J. Dionne and Miles Rapoport

This in-person Luskin Lecture will feature a discussion with the authors of 100% Democracy: The Case for Universal Voting by E.J. Dionne and Miles Rapoport. Books will be available for purchasing and signing.

 APRIL 7 | 12 P.M.

UCLA First Thursdays

Join us for daytime activations at the Westwood Village Farmers’ Market and evening block parties with different thematic experiences. This month’s theme is Neon Nights. Come discover something new in Westwood with UCLA First Thursdays!

 APRIL 12 | 7 P.M.

Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky

Join the UCLA Brass Ensemble for an orchestral brass arrangement of Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky, along with other chamber performances.

 APRIL 13 | 12 P.M.

Staking Your Claim: How Boundaries Can Set You Free in Work and Life

Jim Hjort ’94, an executive and career coach, personal development trainer and licensed psychotherapist, will help you understand how to stop trying to squeeze yourself into a life shaped by others and start building a life that fits you comfortably.

 APRIL 13 | 6:30 P.M.

ULAA Career Training: How to Negotiate Your Salary

Join the UCLA Latino Alumni Association for career training that addresses difficult conversations concerning salary negotiation. This discussion can impact your lifelong earning potential by teaching strong strategies to advocate for yourself and your career growth.

 APRIL 13 | 7 P.M.

Huma Bhabha: UCLA Department of Art Lecture

The Department of Art presents Huma Bhabha and her work, which focuses on themes of memory, war, displacement and colonialism. Using found materials, Bhabha creates haunting human figures that hover between abstraction and figuration, monumentality and entropy.

 APRIL 14 | 7:30 P.M.

Poetry: Richie Hofmann

Richie Hofmann is the winner of the Beatrice Hawley Award and a recipient of the Pushcart Prize and the Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, among other honors. In this event, attendees will get the chance to hear from Hofmann, author of A Hundred Lovers (2022) and Second Empire (2015), as he reads some of his work.

 APRIL 14 | 8 P.M.

Jennifer Koh & Davóne Tines: Everything Rises

Jennifer Koh and Davóne Tines’ collaboration Everything Rises was born from their shared desire to understand themselves as the children and descendants of refugees and slaves. This performance is a beautiful juxtaposition of their family histories and an examination of how those histories influenced their artistry and development.

 APRIL 15 | 9 A.M.

VetNet and UCLA Veterans Resource Center: Career Development

Veteran- and military-connected students and alumni who wish to work on career development skills, such as résumé, cover letter, networking and elevator pitch, are encouraged to attend.

 APRIL 20 | 7:30 P.M.

Treasures of Armenian Music

Celebrate Armenia’s rich musical history with performances of works by Armenian composers, including a world premiere by Martin Ulikhanyan. This event will be performed by the UCLA VEM Ensemble with special guest Phil O’Connor on clarinet.

 APRIL 29 | 7 P.M.

UCLA Alumni Association Appreciation Day – UCLA Softball vs. Utah

UCLA Athletics and the UCLA Alumni Association invite all alumni to print and bring your membership card to the Easton Stadium ticket window to receive up to four free admission passes.