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


The Plastic Bag Store

The Plastic Bag Store is a public art installation and immersive film experience by artist and director Robin Frohardt. Employing humor, puppetry and craft, Frohardt focuses a critical lens upon our culture of consumption and convenience — specifically, the enduring effects of our single-use plastics.

 JULY 6 | 7 P.M.  

Conversations: Sheree Rose & Tosh Berman

Performer and photographer Sheree Rose freaks forth with thoughts on poetic restraints, sadomasochism, love’s lasting impact and artistic collaboration within the Beyond Baroque scene throughout her life spent with poet and artist Bob Flanagan.

 JULY 6–11 

Working Girls

Lizzie Borden’s Working Girls portrays sex work with a radical, richly detailed look at the rhythms and rituals of society’s most stigmatized profession. Watch the film’s screening for free now through July 11. On July 8, a live Q&A will take place with Borden, sex work activist Antonia Crane, filmmaker Jessie Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli, and artist and producer Coco Ono.

 JULY 7 | 8 A.M. 

Taking Data-Driven Policy Into the Future

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs’ Data-Informed Governance conference will explore how modern society increasingly deploys data to address equity issues around diverse topics such as housing evictions, air quality or criminal justice reform.

 JULY 8 | 6 P.M. 

Your Brain on Social Distancing: How to Optimize Psychology Moving Forward

In a year where socializing was replaced by social distancing and a simple hug was fraught with danger, how did our brains adjust? What worked to our benefit — or our detriment? This event will present data from the pandemic, focusing on the melding of newly minted neuroscience with established psychological facts.

 JULY 14 | 12 P.M. 

Guided Meditation Series

Inhale, exhale and take a few moments for yourself as Michal Rinkevich M.B.A. ’14 leads you through a 25-minute guided meditation session. Please list “UCLA” under “Company” when registering.

 JULY 14 | 6 P.M. 

In Vino Veritas: Technology & Entrepreneurship

UCLA Anderson School of Management will present an interactive conversation with Professor Bob Foster, who will discuss his perspective on technology in entrepreneurship. He will also share his prognosis for the future, including his thoughts on robotics and artificial intelligence.

 JULY 15 | 12 P.M. 

Reclaim Your Future and Design a Career You Love With Markell Morris

Are you at a career crossroads? This session will introduce you to a time-tested approach to align your reality to your career goals, so you can move forward with clarity and confidence. To find opportunities to connect with UCLA alumni, get insights on your resume or promote your business, check out UCLA ONE to connect with your Bruin network.

 JULY 15 | 1 P.M. 

Summer Lecture Series With Keith Berry and Erin Day

UCLA Architecture and Urban Design’s Summer Lecture Series invites speakers whose creative, professional or scholarly practice serves as an inspiring model. This upcoming discussion will feature Keith Berry, associate director of architectural systems management at Arktura, and Erin Day, robotics technician at William Kreysler & Associates.

 JULY 18 | 11 A.M. 

Step Up Your Summer: Make Custom Spanish Espadrilles

Create a one-of-a-kind pair of traditional, handmade shoes from Catalonia with the artisans of Handmade Barcelona and Bruin-owned Learn by Local. Luis and Kathe will walk you through the history, materials and process of making this trendy shoe. You’ll choose the size, base color, material colors and stitching for your shoes, and they will work on them for you as you watch. Admission and shoe price range from $110 to $140.

 JULY 19 | 1 P.M. 

SoCal Merck Symposium 2021

UCLA College’s Division of Chemistry & Biochemistry will participate in this year’s SoCal Merck Symposium. Hosted on Webex and Gather.Town, the event will feature a Merck keynote lecture, talks by students, a Molecule of the Month competition and more.

 JULY 20 | 12 P.M. 

Careers in Government and Policy

Join a panel of UC alumni as they share insights on working in government, policy and public service roles. This conversation will tackle strategies for securing positions in the public sector, career advancement and tips for building networks to foster career growth.

 JULY 22 | 4 P.M. 

Anna’s Sin

A unique film for its time, Anna’s Sin is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Othello, set in 1950s Rome. Following the UCLA Film & Television Archive’s screening, there will be a conversation with Shelleen Greene, associate professor in the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, and researcher Melanie Masterton Sherazi.