Volume IV, Issue 4: January 2012
Campus Events


Homecoming Street Festival, Jan. 28

Students cheer homecoming court
UCI students show their spirit at the presentation of the homecoming court during the 2009 street festival.

UCI alumni, students and supporters are invited to the family-friendly 2012 Homecoming Street Festival. The free event includes guest appearances by Peter the Anteater, the homecoming court and UCI coaches; a Greek village; carnival games; and live music and performances. 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28. Mesa Road, outside the Bren Events Center. The festival will be followed by the UCI men's basketball game against UC Riverside at 5 p.m.

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'Merchant of Venice,' Jan. 31-Feb. 4

Eli Simon directs students
Drama chair Eli Simon will direct Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice."

The UCI drama department will stage William Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice" in its Elizabethan-style theatrical space, The New Swan. The updated play is set in the mid-20th century and features guest artist Tony Amendola as Shylock. 8 p.m. Jan. 31-Feb. 4; 2 p.m. Feb. 4. The New Swan, Claire Trevor Theatre. $11-$15. More: 949-824-2787.

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Beall Center exhibit, Feb. 2-May 6

Viewer interacts with art by Vesna
A participant interacts with artwork by Victoria Vesna and James Gimzewski.

The Beall Center for Art + Technology will present "Morphonano," an exhibit of works created by media artist Victoria Vesna and nanoscientist James Gimzewski. By reversing the scale of nanotechnology to the realm of human experience, they create a sublime reversal of space-time. Organized by David Familian, Beall's artistic director. Opening reception 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4; family day 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 21. Beall Center for Art + Technology. Free and open to the public. More: 949-824-6206.

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Kei Akagi & Friends, Feb. 3 & 4

Akagi seated at piano
Kei Akagi hosts a major faculty recital each winter through the UCI Chamber Series.

World-renowned jazz pianist and composer Kei Akagi, Chancellor's Professor of music and director of jazz studies at UCI, will perform with fellow musicians. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3 & 4. Winifred Smith Hall. $11-$16. More: 949-824-2787.

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18th annual Valentine's celebration, Feb. 14

Four members of Men in Blaque sing on stage
Men in Blaque members come from varied backgrounds and include dancers, business owners, teachers and undergraduate musicians.

Men in Blaque, UCI's male vocal ensemble, and UCI Acapella will present a Valentine's Day concert. Conducted by Joseph Huszti. 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14. Winifred Smith Hall. $11-$16. More: 949-824-2787.

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