UCLA PRESENTS THE BEST in arts and culture, community events, sports and entertainment. From film screenings to art exhibits, explore the unique and interesting experiences June offers. For more UCLA events, visit community.ucla.edu.

JUNE 1 | 10 A.M. 

Guided Garden Tour 

Explore one of L.A.’s best living museums, right on campus. The UCLA Mildred Mathias Botanical Garden welcomes you to a free guided tour featuring diverse collections of plants from all around the world. Hear the rich stories behind the garden’s most unassuming trees, flowers and cacti — and say hello to the turtles while you’re at it. Meet at the La Kretz Garden Pavilion at the north end of the garden. No RSVP or tickets required.  


Day of Armenian Music, Arts and Culture at UCLA 

From poetry readings to dance workshops, UCLA’s fourth annual Day of Armenian Music, Arts and Culture features eight hours of enriching programs. The day will commence with a reading and writing workshop by poet and musician Raffi Joe Wartanian, who teaches undergraduate writing at UCLA. Performances by the Armenian Music Program fellows and their mentors will follow, offering a vibrant showcase of diverse Armenian repertoires. End the day by watching screenings of the Oscar-winning short documentary The Last Repair Shop and the short film Conversations with Woodwind Masters, followed by a Q&A with UCLA alumnus Armen Adamian M.S. ’82, Ph.D. ’86, the short film’s director. There are six total events taking place across campus — from the Schoenberg Music Building to the Fowler Museum Amphitheater — so attendees are welcome to pick and choose. See the entire schedule and details of the festival here. And while no tickets are required for this free event, make sure to reserve your spot.  

JUNE 1 | 8 P.M. 


The sextet chamber ensemble yMusic takes the stage at the UCLA Nimoy Theater. Featuring a trumpet, flute, clarinet, violin, viola and cello, yMusic plays spirited original compositions that oscillate between the classical and the avant-garde. The ensemble’s performances borrow from traditional chamber and pop music to create its own definition of American contemporary — one that doesn’t sacrifice musicianship, charisma or style. Get your tickets here

JUNE 2 | 7 P.M. 

The Sea Hawk

Framed for murder by his own half brother, Sir Oliver Tressilian is forced to work as a sailor by Captain Jasper Leigh. As if Sir Oliver didn’t have enough to deal with, he is then captured by a Spanish galleon and made a slave before gaining his eventual freedom and becoming the pirate Sakr-el-Bahr, the Hawk of the Sea. This 1924 silent classic directed by Frank Lloyd has every dramatic twist, all captured in a 4K restored digital version of the original 35mm production. This special screening at the Billy Wilder Theater features an in-person introduction by Steven Hill, associate motion picture curator at the UCLA Film & Television Archive, and live music by silent movie accompanist Cliff Retallick. Admission to this screening and all other Archive events is free, with no reservations required.  

JUNE 8 | 8 P.M. 

Summer Exhibitions Opening Celebration 

The start of summer means only one thing: four new exhibits at the Hammer Museum at UCLA, of course! Come see all the Hammer has to offer this season at its Summer Exhibitions Opening Celebration and be among the first to see its new showings: Refashioning: CFNGY & Wataru Tominaga; David Medalla: In Conversation with the Cosmos; Houseguest: Mute Flesh; and Hammer Projects: Jordan Strafer. Alongside the brand-new art, enjoy cash bars, free admission and galleries that stay open until 10:30 p.m. RSVP here.  

JUNE 12–JULY 14 

tiny father 

Daniel’s “simple” friends-with-benefits relationship comes to a screeching halt when he lands himself in the NICU, trying to be a father to his “micro-preemie” baby girl. Equipped with zero knowledge about babies and struggling to assume his new role, Daniel looks to his daughter, the night nurse, Caroline, and himself to discover the tiny steps he must take to become a genuine father. Previews of tiny father at the UCLA Geffen Playhouse begin June 14; the official opening is June 21. Get your tickets here

JUNE 14–JUNE 30  

UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema

The UCLA Film & Television Archive proudly continues its long tradition of bringing the best cinema from Iran and the Iranian diaspora to Los Angeles. This year’s program champions the work of new and emerging directors, while bringing back a long thought lost landmark of Iranian cinema. Making its world restoration premiere is Marva Nabili’s The Sealed Soil, the earliest complete surviving feature film directed by an Iranian woman. The Sealed Soil (1977) returns to the big screen almost 50 years after Nabili smuggled a workprint of the 1977 film out of Iran in a suitcase on the eve of the Iranian Revolution.  

The archive is also honored to highlight the work of many other Iranian and Iranian American filmmakers. Enjoy a slew of dynamic films from June 14 to June 30 in the Hammer’s Billy Wilder Theater. Check out the schedule and find a time that works for you to witness the profound humanism, artistry and courage of these Iranian filmmakers, courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive — no reservation or tickets required. 

JUNE 16 | 7:30 P.M. 

Bloomsday 2024 

Live music and Guinness on tap — there’s no other way to celebrate Bloomsday, the worldwide annual celebration of James Joyce’s literary masterpiece Ulysses. The Hammer Museum hosts its 15th annual party on June 16, the singular day on which Ulysses takes place. This lively reception features veteran actors delivering dramatic readings from the novel, spirited songs straight from 1904 Dublin and plenty of museum festivities commemorating the 100th anniversary of Bloomsday worldwide. No reservations or tickets required.  


Mastering Your Business Model with Sami Toussi ’11 

Calling all entrepreneurs! Whether embarking on a new venture or steering an existing ship, find the key to prosperity in this workshop with career strategist and alumna Sami Toussi ’11. For new business owners, it’s a compass for establishing a robust foundation, while existing business owners benefit from a strategic tune-up to reassess, refine and optimize their models. Join Toussi on this transformative journey, one designed to unlock the potential of a well-crafted business model, ensuring any entrepreneur can find success. RSVP to this live Zoom event here

JUNE 12 | 5 P.M. 

UCLA Alumni Town Hall: Becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution

In December 2020, UCLA announced its goal of becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by 2025. As a public university, UCLA has a responsibility to ensure its student body reflects the diversity of California and that it welcomes members of the state’s Latino communities, honors their intellectual and cultural contributions, and empowers them to flourish at UCLA and beyond. 

Bruins are invited to a town hall this month featuring alumna and UCLA’s HSI director Elizabeth Gonzalez ’09, moderated by Cinthia Flores ’10. Come hear about how UCLA is dedicating resources to becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution by increasing Latino enrollment and securing federal grants to bolster education programs, research training and academic attainment for Latino, low-income and other underrepresented students. RSVP to this Zoom event here.  

JUNE 26 | NOON  

Supporting Your LGBTQ Colleagues in the Workplace 

While many companies have advanced their diversity, equity and inclusion policies in recent years, LGBTQ professionals continue to face unique challenges based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. In this webinar, Kevin Medina M.S.W. ’16, M.P.P. ’16 will cover gender and sexuality terminology, discuss LGBTQ frameworks, and provide tangible strategies to support prospective and current LGBTQ employees. This Zoom event is free with RSVP

JUNE 28 | 7:30 A.M. 

Bruin Professionals Golf Classic

Join Bruin Professionals for the second annual golf tournament at the Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena, right by the Rose Bowl you know and love. There are plenty of golf registration options available, from individual golf to sponsorships (with greater marketing benefits for your company). Review the opportunities, round up your foursome — and join us for a fun day of birdies and networking.  

The day begins with a tee time at 9 a.m. and ends with a cocktail reception, networking opportunities, an auction and awards. A portion of the proceeds goes toward the Bruin Professionals Scholarship Fund.  

Not much of a golfer? Join an exclusive Rose Bowl tour or take golf lessons! Both options include lunch and attendance at the cocktail reception.