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Concert and pre-concert talk by Amirtha Kidambi’s Elder Ones

Concert and pre-concert talk by Amirtha Kidambi’s Elder Ones

Arts, Music, Jazz

Praised by the New York Times as “a unique argument for the virtue of cross-cultural curiosity,” vocalist and harmonium player Amirtha Kidambi’s quartet Elder Ones presents an ecstatic mix of jazz, Carnatic music, electronic and experimental sounds, and beyond. This is tentatively being planned as a live concert with in-person audience; if not possible due to covid restrictions, it will be live...

9/30/2021

8:00pm

Winifred Smith Ha...


Combo Disaster and Environmental Injustice: Louisiana's Cancer Alley

Combo Disaster and Environmental Injustice: Louisiana's Cancer Alley

Activism, Environment, Social Justice, UCI Illuminations

Connecting universities, polluted communities, and transnational social movements, you experience a digital exhibit and historical tour of Louisiana's Cancer Alley.

10/4/2021

11:00am

Private Location ...


UCI Author Antoinette LaFarge, “Sting in the Tale: Art, Hoax, and Provocation”

UCI Author Antoinette LaFarge, “Sting in the Tale: Art, Hoax, and Provocation”

Art, Reading And Writing, Social Book Club, UCI Illuminations

Please come hear professor of art Antoinette LaFarge talk about her latest book, “Sting in the Tale: Art, Hoax, and Provocation.” Professor LaFarge will be interviewed by Heather Jessup.

10/5/2021

5:00pm

Private Location ...


Irvine Barclay Theatre:  An Evening with The Wailin' Jennys

Irvine Barclay Theatre: An Evening with The Wailin' Jennys

Music, UCI Illuminations

The Jennys create some of the most exciting music on the folk-roots scene, stepping up their musical game with each critically-lauded recording and thrilling audiences with show-stopping harmonies and instrumental prowess. With their varied musical backgrounds, each of the Jennys brings to the stage a unique individual expression. Together they forge a unified folk-pop sound—all delivered with ...

10/7/2021

8:00pm

Private Location ...


Read to Create: A workshop with Monica Youn and Krystal Tribbett featuring the poetry of Tracy K. Smith

Read to Create: A workshop with Monica Youn and Krystal Tribbett featuring the poetry of Tracy K. Smith

Humanities, Writing, Culture, UCI Illuminations

The workshop and poetry reading are a joint project of the Humanities Center and Illuminations: The Chancellors Arts and Culture Initiative, under the 2021-22 theme, “To form a more perfect union?”

10/13/2021

12:00pm

Private Location ...


Author Talk: Whitney Otto ‘90, “Art for the Ladylike: An Autobiography through Other  Lives”

Author Talk: Whitney Otto ‘90, “Art for the Ladylike: An Autobiography through Other Lives”

UCI Illuminations, Reading And Writing, Documentary, Humanities, Literature, Social Book Club

An illustrated presentation featuring author and alumna Whitney Otto (MFA ’90) talking about the photography of Sally Mann, Imogen Cunningham, Judy Dater, Ruth Orkin, Tina Modotti, Lee Miller, Madame Yvonne, and Grete Stern. In Art for the Ladylike, Whitney Otto limns the lives of eight pioneering women photographers to in turn excavate her own writer’s life. The result is an affecting explo...

10/13/2021

5:30pm

Private Location ...


Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Tracy K. Smith, former Poet Laureate of the United States

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Tracy K. Smith, former Poet Laureate of the United States

Reading And Writing, Social Book Club, Writing

Please join us for a stirring evening of poetry by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy K. Smith, former Poet Laureate of the United States. This event supports our year-long theme, “For a more perfect union?” and contributes to campus-wide discussions of wisdom in the world. Tracy K. Smith received the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for her third book of poems, “Life on Mars.” The collection ...

10/21/2021

5:00pm

Private Location ...


Irvine Barclay Theatre:  The Black Market Trust

Irvine Barclay Theatre: The Black Market Trust

Music, UCI Illuminations

The Black Market Trust combine the fire and romance of gypsy jazz with the Great American Songbook to deliver high-energy performances filled with some of the best songs ever written. With impeccable vocal harmonies and a dash of Rat Pack-style comedy, it’s clear why this Los Angeles-based band has quickly earned a reputation as one of the premier live music acts performing today. “…Virtuosi...

10/22/2021

8:00pm

Private Location ...


Screening of Professor Fatimah Rony’s award winning short, "Annah La Javanaise"

Screening of Professor Fatimah Rony’s award winning short, "Annah La Javanaise"

Cinema, Cybersecurity, Arts, Filmmaking, Film Production, International, Networking, UCI Illuminations

Special Event for the International Film Club in coordination with International Week: Screening of Professor Fatimah Rony’s award winning short, "Annah La Javanais"e in October. Opening Event with Q and A with Fatimah Rony. This event will honor the work of Fatimah Rony and allow her to show and discuss her extraordinary animated short that has been a long time in the making and well worth t...

10/28/2021

6:30pm

Private Location ...


Faculty Book Talk Featuring Author and Professor Jonathan Alexander (English)

Faculty Book Talk Featuring Author and Professor Jonathan Alexander (English)

LGBTQ, Reading And Writing, Culture, Faculty, relationships, Literature

Author and Professor Jonathan Alexander (English) talks about his two new books of creative non-fiction. “STROKE BOOK: Diary of a Blindspot” is written in the aftermath of a minor stroke. The author considers how a lifetime in a society still toxic to queer people has impacted his health as well as his perception of queer time. In “BULLIED: Story of an Abuse,” Professor Alexander probes the leg...

11/9/2021

5:00pm

Zoom Webinar