MOZART’S “DON GIOVANNI”
Performed by the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Opera Institute
Thursday, April 11-Saturday, April 13, 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 14, 2 p.m.
$25 Reserved Seating
Box Office: 562-985-7000
Alumni Association Reception and Performance
Sunday, April 14, 12:30 p.m. (followed by 2 p.m. curtain)
$35 Alumni Association Members (limit 2 per member)
Contact: Leticia Lozoya, 562-985-2539 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Ticket Purchase: www.csulb.edu/alumni/events
The acclaimed Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Opera Institute’s fully staged performance with orchestra of “Don Giovanni” will be sung in Italian with English supertitles projected above the stage. The Conservatory is pleased to welcome renowned Kenyan-American choreographer Anindo Marshall for this production, which will take place in New Orleans in the late 1950s, where Giovanni is a vet and a drifter. The sensibility of New Orleans, with its veneer of Southern gentility underscored by cultural decadence and African-American culture—particularly the traditions of voodoo—will be borne out in a number of ways via the use of film, characterization and dance.
CHINESE FOOD AND CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Monday, April 22-Friday, April 26
University Student Union and Other Locations TBD
Presented in collaboration with Central Chinese Television, the Chinese Food and Culture Festival’s goal is to improve communication and understanding between China and the U.S. through cultural and artistic exchange. There will be an opening ceremony and a Chinese banquet in the University Student Union to kick off the festivities. The opening ceremony will include remarks from CSULB President F. King Alexander, a Bian Lan (Face-changing) performance, Chinese music, dancing and food carving. Chinese dignitaries may include the Chinese Consul General of Los Angeles, Congresswoman Judy Chu and celebrity chef Martin Yan. During the festival, expert Chinese chefs will demonstrate how to prepare special regional dishes and explain how the regional culture and geography have influenced the flavor and preparation over time. Also featured will be a contest for local college students to create a promotional plan aimed at an American audience for the popular Chinese television documentary series, “A Bite of China.” The week-long event is open to the public. For more information regarding the festival, visit http://www.ccpe.csulb.edu/ChineseFCF or call Anthea Xu at 800-963-2250, ext. #55372.
ENGINEERING DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES:
BIOENGINEERING, ROBOTICS AND LIFE SCIENCES
Thursday, April 25
Sign-in and Networking: 5-5:30 p.m.
Panel of Experts/Audience Q&A: 5:30-7 p.m.
The Point, Walter Pyramid
This Distinguished Lecture Series event will include California-based industry experts in healthcare and biomedical manufacturing. Space is limited, and reservations are required by April 19. To register, visit www.csulb.edu/colleges/coe/views/dls/current/index.shtml or e-mail email@example.com.
CONCERTS IN THE GROVE
Saturday, July 13: Elm Street Band
Saturday, July 20: Tommy Tassi and the Authentics
Saturday, Aug. 3: The Emperors
Saturday, Aug. 17: Stone Soul
Gates Open for Picnic Dining: 6 p.m.
Concert: 7:30 p.m.
Soroptomist House Terrace on Beach Drive
$30/Person: Reserved Seating Terrace at Tables
Celebrating 37 years, Concerts in the Grove is a fresh alternative for entertaining friends, family and business associates. Past concertgoers know the four Saturday night series as offering casual, fun and lively evenings in an outdoor setting. The concert series sells out quickly, so you are encouraged to purchase your tickets early to get the best tables. Bring your favorite picnic dinners to enjoy before the performances, then listen and dance to unique bands under the stars. For more information, contact Janet Gonzales at 562-985-2077 or Janet.Gonzales@csulb.edu.
ARCHERY’S GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY GALA:
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS AT THE BEACH
Friday, Sept. 27-Sunday, Sept. 29
In 2013, CSULB is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the archery program on campus. This milestone recognizes CSULB’s rich and accomplished history and Professor Emerita of Kinesiology and Physical Education Mel Leach’s efforts and dedication to the archery program. The final gala weekend will offer an archery competition, program recognition dinner ceremony, vendor fair, campus tours, and reunion of the program’s alumni, friends and supporters. For more information on all of 2013’s activities, visit www.csulb.edu/chhs/archery.