UCLA IS BRINGING THE BEST in arts and culture, community events and entertainment. From online panels to a virtual music and poetry festival, October is full of exciting experiences for Bruins.


Collective Constellation:
Selections From the Eileen Harris Norton Collection

Art + Practice and the Hammer Museum present this exhibition, which draws from the collection of philanthropist, art collector and A+P co-founder Eileen Harris Norton ’74. Collective Constellation seeks to highlight an intergenerational, multiethnic group of trailblazing artists who have profoundly impacted the landscape of contemporary art. The exhibition can be viewed online until Art + Practice reopens.


10 Questions

UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture’s annual series returns this fall, with a panel of UCLA faculty and alumni discussing essential questions, such as “What Is Justice?” (Oct. 12) and “What Is Kindness?” (Oct. 26). Panelists include interdisciplinary artist Ann Carlson; art historian, media scholar and curator Chon Noriega; and artist, curator and artistic director Kristy Edmunds.

 OCTOBER 7 | 6 P.M. 

UCLA Sip & Share: Women & Voting

From COVID-19, civil unrest and the election of 2020, the significance of this year will be felt far into the future. Join UCLA Alumni in welcoming Crissi Avila, co-president of the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles, and Chris Carson, president of the League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS), to discuss the league’s history, the impact of women voters and the vote-by-mail process this year.

 OCTOBER 8 | 7 P.M. 

L.A. Omnibus: Donna Rifkind

Between the wars, hundreds of German and East European artists fled fascism and landed in Los Angeles — many to find refuge at the home of another émigré, screenwriter and activist Salka Viertel. In this session of L.A. Omnibus, literary critic (and native Angeleno) Donna Rifkind will discuss her biography of Viertel, The Sun and Her Stars: Salka Viertel and Hitler’s Exiles in the Golden Age of Hollywood.

 OCTOBER 9–29 

Virtual Screening Room

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 October, the Archive will screen Nasrin (Oct. 9); Please, Don’t Bury Me Alive! (Oct. 15); The Classic Ghosts episode “The Screaming Skull” (Oct. 22); and The Vampire Bat (Oct. 29).


Dribble for the Cure at UCLA

To raise awareness and funds for children battling cancer, UCLA Athletics and Bruin basketball will join forces with the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation and the cancer research program at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital for the 13th annual Dribble for the Cure. The Oct. 11 virtual event will be preceded by an Oct. 6–10 activity challenge to get participants ready for the big day. To sign up, visit the Dribble for the Cure website.

 OCTOBER 15–18 

UCLA Black Alumni Association (UBAA) Homecoming

UBAA’s Black to Westwood Homecoming will feature a weekend of virtual events:

  • Oct. 15: Fall General Meeting & Biz Mixer
  • Oct. 16: Legacy Awards Party & Fundraiser
  • Oct. 17: Voting Rights Then & Now
  • Oct. 18: Black Student Athlete Activism

 OCTOBER 21 | 12 P.M. 

Bay Area Bruins Guided Meditation

 Due to continued positive feedback and need at this time, Michal Rinkevich M.B.A. ’14 is extending the “live” guided meditation series through the end of 2020! Sessions take place on the third Wednesday of every month.

 OCTOBER 22 | 5 P.M. 

Alumni Town Hall

UCLA Alumni Association President D’Artagnan Scorza ’07, Ph.D. ’13 will host a monthly open forum, where alumni and members of the Bruin community can have a dialogue about current events and issues that affect UCLA. Join Scorza and Administrative Vice Chancellor Michael Beck, as they discuss how COVID-19 has and will continue to affect campus.


The Tune In Festival

Tune In will feature artists, bands, ensembles and soloists performing together in a grand gesture of cross-cultural solidarity, sharing the tradition of music and poetry as a wellspring of resilience, resistance and inspiration. The festival is chock-full of songs and rhymes from some of our most revered voices, who speak from the rousing perspective of activating truth.


Dia de los Muertos Digital Altar

This year the UCLA Latino Alumni Association will honor Latino Bruins who have died by featuring them on its digital altar. To submit an entry for the digital altar, send their name, photo, UCLA graduation year and a short bio or memory to Soleil Delgadillo ’09 by Friday, Oct. 16. The digital altar will be displayed on the UCLA Latino Alumni Association’s Facebook and Instagram pages.