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Celebrate the Arts

This series of free and unique events is being presented by each of the five departments of the Arts Division to showcase their new buildings and latest programs.

Saturday, May 1

8 p.m. Theater Arts Gala

Experimental Theater
Storyteller and UCSC alumna Brenda Wong Aoki, dance professor Mel Wong, and other distinguished faculty display the wealth and diversity of drama and dance at UCSC.

Sunday, May 2

3-5 p.m. Open House

Performing Arts/Theater Arts complex, Baskin Visual Arts, and the Music Center
The public is invited to a special open house featuring behind-the-scenes activities and demonstrations by faculty, staff, and students from the Art, Art History, Film/Video, Music, and Theater Arts Departments. Music performances, art demonstrations, backstage tours, short lectures, and some hands-on activities are among the activities taking place. Refreshments will be served. The Open House is free and open to the public and takes place simultaneously. Children welcome.

Wednesday, May 5

8 p.m. Electronic Music and Gamelan

Recital Hall
A two-part concert featuring sounds from the UCSC Electronic Music Studios and the Indonesian Gamelan ensemble.

Friday, May 7

1:30 p.m. Artists and Communities: Contemporary Site Works

Theater Arts Mainstage
Art history faculty member Jennifer González moderates a discussion on public art with eminent visiting artists and art faculty member Nobuho Nagasawa.

Friday, May 7

8 p.m. Faculty Film and Video Showcase

Media Theater
A showcase highlighting work by Film and Video Department faculty members.

Friday and Saturday, May 7 and 8

8 p.m. Indonesian Wayang: Batana Kala

Experimental Theater
Traditional Indonesian dance drama of the story of the demon Kala, featuring Indonesian choreographer/dancer Endo Suanda.

Saturday, May 8

8 p.m. Student Film and Video Retrospective

Media Theater
A screening of the best of current and alumni student projects from the Film and Video Department.

Monday, May 10

4 p.m. The Irwin Show, opening reception

Sesnon Art Gallery, Porter College
Artworks from this year's outstanding student recipients of the Susan Benteen and William Hyde Irwin Scholarships demonstrate the students' interest in a wide range of subject matter and media. (Exhibition runs May 10-June 5)

Monday, May 10

7 p.m. Lecture: Vito Acconci

Media Theater
The Art Department presents a public lecture and presentation by New York-based conceptual artist Vito Acconci.

Friday, May 14

8 p.m. The Sounds of Silents

Media Theater
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, in a restored version of the 1929 classic silent film. With live musical accompaniment by the California Parallèle Ensemble, a professional chamber music ensemble conducted by music professor Nicole Paiement.

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