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


Hammer Projects: noé olivas

Let’s Pray by Los Angeles–based artist olivas is a site-specific installation inspired by the forms and conceptual gestures of the toolshed, which olivas sees as a spiritual space of creation and community-building. The installation features a new body of works in ceramic, print, neon and sound.


Hammer Projects: Ho Tzu Nyen

The 49th Hexagram (2020) is a two-channel video and sound installation that explores the construction of cultural memory and political narrative surrounding the history of the Korean peninsula. Employing the services of an animation studio in Pyongyang, North Korea, Ho Tzu Nyen’s (b. 1976, Singapore) recent work reinterprets scenes of political uprising and mass demonstration as depicted in South Korean narrative film and television.

 MAY 6 | 10 A.M.

Inclusive Approaches to Electric Car Sharing

Electric car sharing holds enormous potential for our cities — they can provide safe, clean and convenient ways to travel and, for those unable to afford personal vehicles, they increase access to opportunities. At this year’s InterActions L.A. event, we’ll hear how people have benefited from electric car sharing programs and how agencies of different types may want to get involved.

 MAY 7 | 6 P.M.

Heidi Rodewald: A Lifesaving Manual

Heidi Rodewald is the Tony Award-nominated and Obie Award-winning co-composer of the 2008 Broadway musical Passing Strange. Join us for a performance of her newest project, A Lifesaving Manual.

 MAY 8 | 7 P.M.

David Sedaris

David Sedaris, the master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition, makes his long-awaited return to Royce Hall. The skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness has made him one of America’s preeminent humor writers.

 MAY 13 | 5:30 P.M.

Bruin Bash – UCLA Baseball vs. Washington State

Show your team spirit at the ultimate pregame party for UCLA Baseball fans. Kick-start game night Bruin style with friends, food and fun at the Deck, a new exclusive area along the left field line of Jackie Robinson Stadium. Registration includes one ticket in the Dugout Club section, a part of which will be held just for Bruin Bash attendees. $55 for adults; $40 for kids under 10.

 MAY 14 | 12 P.M.

Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives

Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives will reopen, after renovations, on Saturday, May 14. The Fowler Museum at UCLA’s permanent collection exhibition explores how arts from cultures in Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the Americas conceptually intersect with each other.

 MAY 14 | 12 P.M.

Just Culture

This annual event showcases performances and art by local artists who speak of the struggles faced by historically marginalized populations. Just Culture 2022 will feature writer and activist Luis J. Rodriguez.

 MAY 17 | 12 P.M.

Position Yourself for a Promotion

This UCLA Alumni Career Engagement workshop will show you how to create a promotion push strategy. You will learn how to set yourself up for success, ask for a promotion and be prepared for any pushback.

 MAY 19 | 5:30 P.M.

Jorja Leap Book Launch Reception

Join us for a reception celebrating Jorja Leap’s new book, Entry Lessons. This event is co-sponsored by the Luskin Department of Social Welfare and Beacon Press.

 MAY 20 | 8 P.M.

Spring Sing 2022

Since its debut in 1945, Spring Sing has showcased UCLA’s most talented students performing song, dance and sketch comedy. The show attracts celebrities, scouts and Bruins of all ages, who watch amazing performances by up-and-coming stars or hidden gems like Sara Bareilles ’03 and Maroon 5. Hosted by the UCLA Alumni Association and Student Alumni Association, Spring Sing is an exciting, one-of-a-kind experience! $5 for students. General admission ranges from $20–$35.

 MAY 20–22

2022 UCLA Festival of Preservation

This year’s UCLA Festival of Preservation marks the 20th showcase of the rich breadth of recent preservation work by the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Spread over a weekend, the festival brings together a fantastic mix of documentary, musical, newsreel, comedy, animation, noir and drama to the big screen.

 MAY 21 | 9 A.M.

First-Gen Alumni Network: Hike at the Lake Hollywood Reservoir

Join the First-Gen Alumni Network for a fun outdoor hike around the Lake Hollywood Reservoir walking trail. This event is open to family and friends. The hike is a 3.5-mile flat, paved walk with a view of the Hollywood sign. This hike is family-friendly, but dogs are not allowed.

 MAY 21 | 5 P.M.

UCLA Alumni Awards

UCLA Awards pays tribute to Bruins who have brought great honor to the university and whose contributions impact the world. Sheila Kuehl ’62, currently serving her second term representing the nearly 2 million residents of the L.A. County Board of Supervisors Third District, is UCLA’s distinguished Edward A. Dickson Alum of the Year. Kuehl will be honored with five other community heroes and the Alumni Network of the Year.

 MAY 24 | 5 P.M.

Share the Mic: Printing and Activism in Los Angeles

Since 1973, Self Help Graphics & Art (SHG) has produced more than 2,000 art print editions and exhibitions all over the world. As a complement to their current exhibition, Aboriginal Screen Printed Textiles from Australia’s Top End, the Fowler and SHG are proud to co-present a program exploring the dynamic intersection of printing and activism in Los Angeles and the role of artists as community leaders.

 MAY 25 | 8 P.M.

UCLA Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band

This concert celebrates the 22nd anniversary of the film Dancer in the Dark, starring and featuring music by Björk; Beethoven’s 252nd birthday, via Timothy Mahr’s Fantasia in G, based on the “Ode to Joy”; the 27th anniversary of Los Angeles composer Frank Ticheli’s “Blue Shades,” and the 37th anniversary of late Pulitzer-Prize-winning composer Michael Colgrass’ masterpiece, Winds of Naugal, based on the writings of Carlos Castaneda ’62, M.A. ’64, Ph.D. ’73. Like most of UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s programs, this event is free.