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


A Decade of Acquisitions of Works on Paper

The inaugural presentation in the Hammer Museum at UCLA’s new works on paper gallery highlights acquisitions of prints and drawings from 2012 to the present. Over the last decade, through purchases and many generous gifts, the museum has built a robust collection in this medium. This exhibition shows, for the first time, many contemporary prints and drawings in the collection, ranging from the conceptual to the political, the abstract, the gestural and the poetic.

 MARCH 2 | 5 P.M.

Winter Exhibitions Celebration

The Fowler Museum at UCLA welcomes the Bruin community back to campus with four exhibitions to explore. Mingle with students, faculty and staff; sample Ghanaian and Australian food and drinks; dance along with a Ghanaian procession; and enjoy curator-led tours.

 MARCH 4 | 6 P.M.

San Diego Network Annual Beachside Reception

Come network with Bruins at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. Meet the No. 7-ranked UCLA men’s tennis team, get to know UCLA student-athletes and hear directly from Coach Billy Martin. In addition, Patricia Turner, professor of world arts and cultures and African American studies, will share updates from the Arthur Ashe Legacy at UCLA.

 MARCH 5 | 4:30 P.M.

UCLA vs. USC Men’s Basketball Pregame Bash

Show your team spirit at the ultimate pregame party for UCLA alumni and fans. You will kick-start game day, Bruin style, with friends, food and entertainment.

 MARCH 5 | 6 P.M.

Opening Celebration: ‘How Do You See This World?’: The Art of God Almighty

‘How Do You See This World?’ is a retrospective of paintings by the prolific Ghanaian artist Kwame Akoto (b. 1950). The Fowler presents a host of creative works by Akoto, owner of Almighty God Art Works.

 MARCH 6 | 2 P.M.

Opera UCLA Presents The Rake’s Progress

Opera UCLA returns to live performance with a new semi-staged production of Igor Stravinsky’s neoclassical gem, The Rake’s Progress. With a brilliant libretto by W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman, the opera tells the story of Tom Rakewell, a young man to whom it all comes too easily — and the inevitable price he has to pay.

 MARCH 9 | 10 A.M.

Demystifying Data: How to Analyze It

Demystifying Data is a two-part workshop series for anyone, from any discipline, who wants to learn more about working with data in a research context. In part 2: How to Analyze It, the workshop features short presentations from professional staff at UCLA who provide expert help with data analysis and visualization, as well as researchers who will share insights about how they interpreted data for their research projects.

MARCH 9,10, 11 | 12 P.M.

UCLA Alumni Changemakers Summit: Emotional Labor at Work

This three-day summit brings mid- and senior-level leaders from all industries together to fight racial trauma and injustice and equips attendees to have courageous conversations at work.

 MARCH 11 | 7:30 P.M.

Fireworks / Seascape / At Least You Know You Exist / Nitrate Kisses

As a part of the Pioneers of Queer Cinema series, the UCLA Film & Television Archive will screen four short films to the public. The night’s lineup will include Fireworks (1947), Seascape (1984), At Least You Know You Exist (2011) and Nitrate Kisses (1992).

 MARCH 15 | 6:30 P.M.

Meet the Mayoral Candidates Series: Mike Feuer

The Meet the Mayoral Candidates Series, co-sponsored by the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, continues with a session featuring candidate Mike Feuer, the Los Angeles city attorney. This event will feature Feuer live, in front of a public audience, to discuss why he is qualified to be Los Angeles’ next leader.

 MARCH 17 | 12 P.M.

Uncover Your Authentic Personal Brand

This UCLA Alumni career engagement session explores how understanding your individual stories is the first step in identifying and articulating an authentic brand in both life and the workplace.

 MARCH 17 | 8 P.M.

Gustavo Santaolalla

A gifted multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer and composer, Gustavo Santaolalla is recognized as one of the most highly acclaimed and prolific contemporary Argentine musicians in the world. Come take in a performance by this winner of two Oscars for Best Original Score.

 MARCH 19 | 5 P.M.

Pilipino Alumni Association 30th Anniversary Gala

Celebrate 30 years of the UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association at UCLA. Proceeds support UCLA students.

 MARCH 19 | 8:45 A.M.

UCLA and Stanford Latino Alumni Eaton Canyon Hike

The hike is roughly 5 miles round trip and leads to a picturesque 44-foot waterfall and shallow wading pool. It will take about 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. Please bring water, sunblock, and wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes.