UCLA PRESENTS THE BEST in arts and culture, community events, sports and entertainment. From film screenings to gymnastic meets, January is full of exciting experiences. For more UCLA events, visit community.ucla.edu.
JANUARY 5 | 6:30 P.M.
Arrive early, wear blue and cheer loud! Start the year off strong and bring your school spirit, as the Bruins take on their crosstown rivals in this exciting home game at Pauley Pavilion. With a performance of the national anthem by UCLA alum, saxophonist Austin Gatus ’19 and a “Blue Out” T-shirt giveaway for all students and fans, there will be no shortage of Bruin pride!
JANUARY 10 | 8 P.M.
Michael Hernandez, described as one of the finest soprano saxophone artists of the present generation, performs in this showcase for Latinx artistry, storytelling and creative inspiration. The program features all-new compositions for soprano sax — including two world premieres and four songs written specifically for Hernandez by Latinx artists.
JANUARY 15 | 12 P.M.
Join fellow Bruins hoops enthusiasts back at Pauley Pavilion for a dual celebration of Latin culture and the women’s basketball squad! Fans who arrive early will have a chance to receive a UCLA “Los Bruins” tote bag, as well as explore various pregame stations offering face painting, poster making and airbrush tattooing.
JANUARY 21 | 8 P.M.
Dancer Israel Galván creates a new physical narrative for flamenco in this highly intense collaborative performance with singer/guitarist Niño de Elche. Mellizo Doble reflects Galvan’s identity as an unclassifiable dancer. His take on flamenco incorporates a vast array of influences, from bullfighting to cross-dressing, in this exploratory performance that pushes the boundaries of tradition. This performance will be held at Royce Hall; tickets may be purchased online.
JANUARY 26 | 4 P.M.
Join the UCLA Film and Television Archive in commemorating the first lady of television, Betty White, on the 101st anniversary of her birth. This virtual screening tribute will begin with the live United States Steel Hour episode “Scene of the Crime” (1962), starring White in a rare dramatic role. The grim anthology drama will be followed by an original promotional reel for the daytime program The Betty White Show (1954), which demonstrates the multifaceted talents of the effervescent star.
JANUARY 26 | 8 P.M.
Experience the acclaimed voice of three-time Grammy winner Cécile McLorin Salvant as she unearths the connections between vaudeville, blues, theater, jazz and baroque music in this eclectic and genre-obliterating performance. Visceral and disquietingly evocative, Salvant’s latest album, Ghost Song, explores the ways people can be haunted — by lingering memories, roads not taken, and ghosts real and imagined.
JANUARY 27 | 7:30 P.M.
What makes a good year at the movies? In their book Cinema ’62: The Greatest Year at the Movies, film professionals Stephen Farber M.A. ’69 and Michael McClellan examine 1962 as the year that saw “an explosion of provocative cinema.” Join Farber and McClellan for a pre-screening book signing followed by conversation and a firsthand look at 1962 silver screen classics in this special double screening of War Hunt (1962) and Ride the High Country (1962).
JANUARY 29 | 3 P.M.
Cheer on the Bruins women’s gymnastics team in its meet against Oregon State and witness Olympic silver medalist Jordan Chiles competing on her home turf! There are several reasons to arrive early, from Go Bruins Cheer Cards being offered to the first 500 fans to Bruin Blue Pom-Poms being given to the first 1,500 fans.
JANUARY 29 | 4 P.M.
Watch student soloists take the stage alongside the school’s flagship orchestra, UCLA Philharmonia, at Royce Hall in this magnificent display of musical virtuosity. This annual event marks a peak collegiate experience for the student musicians selected to stand out and deliver their stirring solo interpretations. Tickets are free; arrive early!