UCLA IS BRINGING THE BEST in arts and culture, community events, sports and entertainment. From the first home football game of the season to musical performances, November is full of exciting experiences for Bruins. For more UCLA events, visit community.ucla.edu.


Virtual Screening Room: Damnation

The UCLA Film & Television Archive’s (a division of UCLA Library) Virtual Screening Room offers curated programs, many drawn from the Archive’s extensive holdings of short and feature films, television shows and newsreels. For November, the Archive is screening Béla Tarr’s Damnation (through Nov. 5), Cinetracts ’20 (Nov. 12) and UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema: Filmfarsi (Nov. 13–19).


UCLA Lambda Career Launchpad

UCLA Lambda Alumni Association will partner with UCLA Alumni Career Engagement for a monthlong career launchpad series. During multiple sessions, alumni will learn valuable career skills, including: résumé and cover letter writing, using LinkedIn to network and effective job search skills. Additional topics will cover practical skills, such as: if, when and how to come out at work; using your diversity as a strength; and tactics for facing discrimination or harassment.

 NOVEMBER 2 | 6 P.M. 

A Conversation with Michelle Jubelirer, COO of Capitol Music Group

Michelle Jubelirer, COO of Capitol Music Group, will discuss her unique perspective on music industry operations and the intricacies of supporting music labels. Presented by the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, this symposium is part of the L.A. Sounds Now virtual event series, which offers a unique snapshot of the global music industry through engaging conversations with diverse industry leaders.

 NOVEMBER 8 | 7 P.M. 

Discoteca Batalla

Throughout the 1960s and ’70s, Discoteca Batalla was a well-known landmark in the Latino community in West Los Angeles. This mom-and-pop discoteca (Spanish for “record store”) was a haven for desperately homesick immigrants from all over Mexico and Latin America. Although the record store closed its doors more than 40 years ago, the experiences and stories are part of L.A.’s heritage. Supported by UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance, Discoteca Batalla is an homage to this important place and moment in time. It is a celebration of the people whose lives and identities shape the fabric of L.A. and inspire resilience.

 NOVEMBER 10 | 11 A.M. 

Politics, the Presidency, and the Path Ahead

Join Neera Tanden ’92, a UCLA alumna and the current president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, for a post-election analysis with Dean Gary Segura of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Tanden, who served in both the Obama and Clinton administrations, will discuss the current state of the electoral process and the future of our country under the newly elected president. Registration is now open.

NOVEMBER 10 | 5 P.M.

Alumni Town Hall

At “The Bruin Promise — Lifelong Learning” forum, UCLA Alumni Association President D’Artagnan Scorza ’07, Ph.D. ’13 welcomes Chancellor Gene Block for a conversation on UCLA’s commitment to Bruins around the globe who contribute to the world in profound ways.

 NOVEMBER 13 | 7:30 P.M. 

Football: UCLA vs. Utah

UCLA’s showdown against the University of Utah marks the return of football to the Rose Bowl. Head Coach Chip Kelly hopes to lead the Bruins to a victory at their first home game. Fans will not be permitted to be in attendance at the Rose Bowl, but the brand-new virtual game day experience, Bruin Gameday Live, will provide a unique opportunity to stay engaged with UCLA Football.

 NOVEMBER 18 | 5:30 P.M. 

EmPower Hour:
Reflections on Radical Student Activism

Join UCLA Alumni Diversity Programs’ signature event EmPower Hour. Hear from activist and infectious disease scientist Ayesha Khan ’15 about reenvisioning activism to build community power. Khan will share her vision for reframing radical student activism and dissecting the successes and failures of past strategies to build a long-term community infrastructure that can sustain our collective push for justice.

 NOVEMBER 19 | 5 P.M. 

Album Drop Featuring Frank London

The first program in the new series Album Drop — presented by the Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music — will feature music legend Sir Frank London. Known for the acclaimed Klezmatics and Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars, the Grammy-winning musician will explore his unique process creating Salomé Woman of Valor (in collaboration with poet Adeena Karasick) and the Rooftop Concert, performed and recorded for the Krakow Jewish Culture Festival.