21 Feb 19
Orange County Register
Unless otherwise noted, all events are on the Cal State Fullerton main campus, 800 N. State College Blvd., and are free and open to the public.
Department of Theatre and Dance
Season tickets available now. Single tickets available one month before opening night. For dates and times, and to purchase tickets: 657-278-3371 or fullerton.edu/arts
“The Cherry Orchard”: By Anton Chekhov, translated by Paul Schmidt. A destitute Russian aristocrat returns to her decaying ancestral home with her daughter, still grief-stricken by the premature death of her son five years earlier. The family’s financial crisis forces them to sell their estate at public auction to pay off their debts and as the woodmen’s axes crash into the falling trees to make way for a housing development, the family must decide on their prospects for happiness and how to rebuild their lives and fortunes. March 8-24. $12-$14.
An updated adaptation of Lysistrata, the Greek anti-war play, will run at CSUF from April 12-May 5. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, contributing photographer)
“Lysistrata”: This timely, political comedy centers on an Athenian housewife who calls for the women of Greece to help end the Peloponnesian War. Her plan is hard-hitting and radical: all women must refuse to have sex with their husbands until they agree to peace in Greece. Will Lysistrata and her crew accomplish what the politicians could not? April 12-May 5. $12-$14.
School of Music
“18th Annual New Music Festival” celebrates the diversity of heritage and ancestral threads of Music in America focusing on artistic expression of guest performers and composers in residence. Information http://www.fullerton.edu/arts/music/events/
“TwoSense”: Ashley Bathgate, cello, & Lisa Moore, piano/voice. 8 p.m. Thursday. Meng Concert hall. $8-$10.
CSUF New Music Ensemble with Guest Artist. 8 p.m. Friday. Meng Concert Hall. $8-$10.
“Faculty Noon-Time Talks,” a series of free lectures by faculty members about their research, are at noon in Pollak Library Room 360, unless otherwise noted. Guests are encouraged to bring a lunch and listen to 40-minute presentations followed by a question and answer period. Information: https://www.library.fullerton.edu/visiting/programs/2019-spring-faculty-talks.php
March 4 — “Zzyzx and Beyond: the CSU Desert Studies” Darren Sandquist will provide an overview of the CSU Desert Studies program, the Zzyzx field station, and emerging opportunities for participation in the desert studies program. Sanquist is professor of biological science and director of CSU Desert Studies Consortium.
March 5 — “When Women Wrote Hollywood:” Rosanne Welch will discuss her new book “When Women Wrote Hollywood,” which covers female screenwriters from the Silents through the early 1940s when women wrote over 50 percent of films and Frances Marion was the highest paid screenwriter (male or female) and the first to win two Oscars – but fails to appear in film history books. Welch is an instructor in the Department of cinema and television arts.
Grand Central Art Center
The CSUF center is at 125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana. Information: 714-567-7233, grandcentralartcenter.com
The first 20 guests entering at the top of the hour at Grand Central Art Center’s 20th anniversary event March 2 will receive a free CD of art-in-residence David Greenberger’s latest project, “It Happened to Me.” (Photo courtesy GCAC)
Grand Central will celebrate its 20th anniversary with an opening reception for the cutout animation work “Lost Islands of Philadelphia” by Jennifer Levonian and an interactive performance by artist-in-residence Lucas Murgida. The first 20 guests entering Grand Central at the top of each hour will receive a free CD of art-in-residence David Greenberger’s latest project, “It Happened to Me.” And 20 special cakes that commemorate projects by center artists will be served throughout the evening. 7-10 p.m. March 2.
“A Slow Conflict”: By drawing parallels between geological events and personal-scale changes as experienced by an individual or a group, Orange County-based artist Yevgeniya Mikhailik aims to evoke empathy toward the evolving natural environment in the same way we empathize with each other. Through April 14.
“Layers of the City”: Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere’s new work reflects on spaces in Santa Ana, both inhabited and boarded up, of immigrant-owned entities that passed through generations only to be pushed out by rising rents and revitalization plans. The stories of Santa Ana are the stories of Sunset Park in Brooklyn, of Pilsen in Chicago, and of Boyle Heights in Los Angeles — neighborhoods where real estate speculation supersedes communities. Through April 14.
“None of This is Real”: Through performance, installation, photographic documentation and social practice, artist-in-residence Lucas Murgida creates situations that allow audience members to experience private moments in public situations. His projects address ideas of service, perception, liberation, privacy, power and labor by using his employment — as a professional cabinetmaker, busboy, locksmith, yoga teacher and, most recently, working behind the scenes in the adult film industry — as research to inform his art. Ongoing.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
All events at Mackey Auditorium, Ruby Gerontology Center unless otherwise noted. Information: 657-278-2446, olli-Info@fullerton.edu or olli.fullerton.edu
Eclectics lecture series: A program of popular lectures by Cal State Fullerton faculty members.10-11:30 a.m.
March 12 — “Tree Rings and the Climate of the Southwest” by Trevis Matheus, CSUF assistant professor of geography and the environment
Great American Songbook: This course focuses on the development of music in the United States and the composers and personalities of the most popular songs. This semester will examine the 1950s, including the genres of pop and rock. 1:45-3:45 p.m. every other Tuesday.
Jazz at Florentine’s Grill. The Beatles and their music is the focus of this Jazz Series class. The music is provided by Joe Lawton & Mike LeVan and the Docs. Florentine’s is at 102 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton. 12:30-2:30 p.m. March 2.
CSUF Faculty/Student Performances: School of Music students perform noon to 1:30 p.m. every other Tuesday.
Black History Month
Cal State Fullerton’s annual celebration of Black History Month features a president’s reception, two movie discussions, trivia competition and more. (Photo courtesy Cal State Fullerton)
Activist and educator Gwen Alexis will headline Cal State Fullerton’s annual celebration of Black History Month, delivering the keynote address at a Feb. 27 president’s reception. Hosted by President Fram Virjee and his wife, Julie, in partnership with Diversity Initiatives and Resource Centers, the 5:30-7:30 p.m. reception will be held in the Titan Student Union’s Portola Pavilion AB. Alexis’ keynote address, “Black Excellence: Then, Now and Always,” will highlight the leadership, passion and talents of generations past and present.
Other Black History Month activities include:
Thursday — Movie Discussion: “Selma,” hosted by the African American Resource Center, 11:30 a.m. Pollak Library, Room 180
Feb. 28 — “Stay Woke: Diversity, Leadership, Donald Trump and the Future of America,” featuring political activist and author Kevin Powell, hosted by the African American Studies Department, African American Resource Center, and Diversity Initiatives and Resource Centers, 1 p.m. Pollak Library, Room 130
Information: Diversity Initiatives and Resource Centers at email@example.com.
“Interdisciplinary Conversations on Community, Identity and Belonging,” the College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ 2018-19 lecture series, continues. All lectures take place in Pollak Library Room 360. Information: HSS website.
11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m. Tuesday
“Creating a Holocaust Landscape in Wartime France”Gayle K. Brunelle, professor of history, revives memory and culpability of an Oct. 3, 1941, bombing of six synagogues and one Jewish prayer house in Paris.
“The ‘Black Friend’: A History”Tyler D. Parry, associate professor of African American studies, examines the uncomfortable history of the “black friend” excuse in American history — the idea that if one is accused of racist actions they immediately state they have “black friends” to deflect negative attention.
All events at the arboretum unless otherwise noted. 1900 Associated Road, Fullerton. Information: 657-278-3407 or fullertonarboretum.org
Guided Public Nature Tours: Join a docent as you tour the garden. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the different garden collections through secret trails off the beaten path. Docents will take you to their favorite places in the garden and share stories and folklore. Bring walking shoes. 10 a.m. second and fourth Saturday of each month. Meet at the Nature Center; no registration required.
Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary
The CSUF-run wildlife sanctuary is at 29322 Modjeska Canyon Road, Silverado. Events are celebrating the sanctuary’s 90th anniversary. Proceeds benefit outdoor education programs for children. Info: 714-649-2760 or http://www.tuckerwildlife.org/
“Spring is Coming,” Take the family outdoors and learn about the seasonal return of our many featheredfriends. Join us for an easy 1 hour scavenger hunt we while look for a robin, a hawk, and a hummingbird. Discover how the orioles build their nest and how the quail protect their babies. 10-11:30 a.m. March 2. Space limited.
Seasonal bird walk for beginning to intermediate birders from 7:30-9 a.m. March 23. Cost: $5 per person.
Former Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens is among the honorees at the Lawrence de Graaf Center for Oral and Public History’s “Celebrating the Legacy of Orange County’s Political History” event March 7. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)
“Celebrating the Legacy of Orange County’s Political History, ” the annual event put on by CSUF’s Lawrence de Graaf Center for Oral and Public History, will honor three community leaders: Brad Gates, former Orange County sheriff-coroner (1975-99); Sandra Hutchens, former Orange County sheriff-coroner (2008-19); and Richard J. O’Neill, former State Democratic Party chairman and co-founder of the Democratic Foundation of Orange County (posthumously). 5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. dinner and program, March 7 at the Summit House in Fullerton. RSVP online by March 1. Information: 657-278-3580 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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