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

 DEC. 8 | 6:30 P.M.

OC Bruins Holiday Happy Hours

Gather with the Orange County Bruins and make new connections for the New Year. Bruin bear wear and ugly sweaters are encouraged. All alumni and friends of UCLA are welcome to attend.

 DEC. 9 | 10 A.M.

Data & Misinformation: Lying with Statistics

In this final session of the UCLA Library fall 2021 Data Literacy workshop series, we will unpack the assumptions we make when collecting data for research projects. We will discuss the consequences when assumptions are wrong in research and how this can lead to flashy headlines and misleading conclusions about research. Finally, we will cover some ways to avoid these pitfalls that might lead to lying with statistics.

 DEC. 10 | 7:30 P.M.


When a dockworker in an Angolan port city is arrested for attempting to organize his fellow laborers, his wife Maria (Elisa Andrade) makes the arduous trek from their small village to plead for his release. Director and cowriter Sarah Maldoror’s gripping 1972 adaptation of José Luandino Vieira’s novella recounts the events preceding the armed struggle against Portuguese rule beginning in 1961. Join the Film & Television Archive for a screening of this film.

 DEC. 11 | 1 P.M.

Never Forget Tribute Classic

Coach Cori Close M.Ed ’95 and UCLA Women’s Basketball will go head-to-head with University of Connecticut in this year’s Never Forget Tribute Classic. Catch this nationally televised matchup on ABC.

 DEC. 11 | 7:30 P.M.

Stuck / But I’m a Cheerleader

Outfest UCLA Legacy Project presents the Andrew J. Kuehn Jr. Foundation preservation premiere of director Jamie Babbit’s feature-length But I’m a Cheerleader and his short film Stuck. Join the Film & Television Archive and Babbit himself for these two screenings.

 DEC. 14 | 12 P.M., 2 P.M. & 4 P.M.


Set in 2060, after the Government declares the eradication of AIDS, mutated AIDS viruses result in the ZERO GEN — genetically evolved gender fluid humans whose ejaculate is an intoxicating hypernarcotic for the 21st century. A new war on drugs begins, and the ZERO GEN are declared illegal. Join the Hammer Museum for a screening of Shu Lea Cheang’s science-fiction film.

 DEC. 14 | 6 P.M.

Latino Alumni Association Holiday Gathering & Toy Drive

Bring a new toy to donate to The Children’s Institute and celebrate the holiday season with the UCLA Latino Alumni Association and UCSB’s Chican@/Latinx Alumni Network at Chicanx Bruin-owned Nativo in Highland Park.

 DEC. 17 | 4 P.M.

Fowler in the City: SeenUNseen with Alison Saar

SeenUNseen, a group exhibition curated by artist Alison Saar at L.A. Louver, builds its energy around the idea of Spirit Portraiture, giving face to the intangible energies that infuse our world. Meet the Fowler at L.A. Louver for a walk-through with Alison Saar, whose Muddy Water (1998) is in the Fowler’s collection.

 DEC. 18 | 12 P.M.

CBS Sports Classic

UCLA will take on North Carolina in the eighth annual CBS Sports Classic, which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 18, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The meeting of these two historic powerhouses will be broadcast on the CBS Television Network.

 DEC. 17 | 7:30 P.M.

Playhouse 90: “Alas, Babylon”

Broadcast two years before the Cuban missile crisis confronted the world with the dire possibility of a catastrophic thermonuclear war, this 1960 primetime network television drama offered viewers a shockingly realistic look at the potential horrors of the atomic age. Narrated with solemn resignation by noir veteran Dana Andrews, the controversial production won critical praise and condemnation for daring to portray the tragic aftermath of a major nuclear conflict with the U.S.S.R.  

This event is made possible by the John H. Mitchell Television Programming Endowment.

 DEC. 18 | 7:30 P.M.

The Red Shoes

In this 1948 U.K. film, a brilliant composer and a gifted young ballerina fall in love, displeasing the impresario of the world-class ballet company where they work and leading the young lovers to a terrifying emotional precipice. This timeless classic was magnificently restored to 35mm using both traditional photochemical and cutting-edge digital processes, bringing its astounding production design, sumptuous color palette and revolutionary treatment of dance on film to vivid new life.

In person: Peter Sellars, theater and film director, distinguished professor in the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, and founding director of the Boethius Institute at UCLA, will introduce the film.

The Red Shoes was restored by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, in association with the British Film Institute, the Film Foundation, ITV Global Entertainment, Ltd., and Janus Films.