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

 AUGUST 4, 11 & 18 | 8 P.M.

JazzPOP 2022

JazzPOP returns for its 15th season with a lineup of evocative artists like Phillip Greenlief and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. Join the Hammer Museum at UCLA for an edition that showcases innovative SoCal and Bay Area bandleader-composers with infectious grooves, masterful improvisation and dynamic ensemble interplay.

 AUGUST 6 | 10 A.M.

Off-site: West L.A. Outdoor Sculpture Summer Festival

The Hammer invites you and your family to spend a day at the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden. Explore the intricacies of this iconic space through a series of games created by Hammer staff and UCLA students. Fun awaits!

 AUGUST 7 | 7 P.M.

Meet John Doe / Magic Town

Itching to see a unique film or two? Archive Treasures unearths rarely screened gems and presents them in their original and restored prints. This month, the UCLA Film & Television Archive will showcase Meet John Doe and Magic Town, two films from the ’40s with political themes that resonate with modern times.

 AUGUST 12 | 7 P.M.

New Bruin Send-off Celebration: China

Join UCLA Alumni Affairs, the Beijing Alumni Network, Shanghai Alumni Network, South China Alumni Network and the Chinese Students and Scholars Association at our New Bruin Send-off Celebration for the chance to meet other incoming students and families as well as alumni leaders. Your Bruin community is here to support you, so come out and start building your network at the send-off!

 AUGUST 14 | 11 A.M.


The Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum have teamed up for a free matinee screening series of new and classic family-friendly films from around the world. This month’s feature film is Wadjda. Wadjda’s inspiring story of youthful pluck and perseverance reflects its own making as the first feature film — and the first film directed by a woman — to be shot entirely in Saudi Arabia.

 AUGUST 18 | 12 P.M.

Skill Up: Employing Individual Development Plans to Advance Your Career and Engage Your Direct Reports With Emily Baxt ’92

How can you move forward in your career when promotion opportunities aren’t immediately available? Managers, how can you keep your best employees engaged? Emily Baxt, career coach and principal at Baxt Consulting, will discuss how to create individual development plans to get you and your direct reports excited about work again.

 AUGUST 18 | 7 P.M.

Women’s Soccer: UCLA vs. Iowa

Women’s soccer kicks off the year’s slate of athletics with its season opener versus Iowa. Come out and support your two-time defending PAC-12 champions at Wallis Annenberg Stadium!

 AUGUST 20 | 9 A.M.

New Bruin Send-off Celebration: Parents & Families - Session 1

Parents and family members are welcome at all Alumni Association celebration events. However, we understand that they may have more specific questions as the school year approaches. Come out to the New Bruin Send-off for parents and families, co-hosted by the UCLA Parent & Family Association, to get all of the answers you need before you send your Bruin off to college.

 AUGUST 23 | 12 P.M.

UC Alumni Career Network | Networking Virtually and In-Person (hosted by UC Irvine)

Join this skills-based workshop featuring UC alumni who will teach you how to navigate networking both virtually and in-person. Gain helpful tips and advice on networking in-person effectively, and learn how to best leverage social media platforms to expand your professional network.

 AUGUST 24 | 7:30 P.M.

How High the Moon With E.C. Krupp

Why are humans so infatuated with the moon? However we manage to draw it down and incorporate it into our affairs, the moon inevitably draws us up to the celestial realm. Griffith Observatory Director E.C. Krupp M.A. ’68, Ph.D. ’72 welcomes you to an exploration of the meaning we’ve seen in the moon.