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Tuesday, Oct 21
5:30pm
FREE

Join Professor Christel Sutterley as she showcases her surf-inspired artwork at her open gallery at the Loft!

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Tuesday, Oct 21
Doors 6:30pm / Show 6:30pm
FREE

Come and enjoy Trivia Night! Hosted by local comedian Dallas McLaughlin, the night is sure to be full of interesting questions and funny surprises! See you there! 6pm-8pm, FREE.

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Wednesday, Oct 22
Doors 7pm / Show 7:30pm
FREE UCSD students

You @ The Loft, featuring home grown UCSD music, comedy, spoken word, rants -- everything is welcome!

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Friday, Oct 24
12am
$29.00 UCSD students / $34.00 general

7pm Food 8pm Movie

A lovely orphaned circus girl finds out that she's actually a wealthy heiress!
W.C. Fields plays a loveable juggling carnival crook. Carol Dempster (La Jolla's very own silent superstar) is his born-in-a-circus-trunk ward. This film will be underscored with live music from the Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra (led by UCSD alumnus Scott Paulson). Under Scott's direction, the audience will assist with sound effects utilizing everything from an actual slapstick to other tools of the trade: Birdcalls! Bulb horns! Ukuleles! Musical saw! Orchestral harp!
[D.W. Griffith, 1920, USA, 104 min.]

Quote: “Scott Paulson's merry band of eccentric nightingales is an inspired notion.”
- SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE

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Soft Garlic Butter Pretzel with Stone Ground Mustard, Shredded Pork Sliders with sides of Beer Battered Onion Rings and Blue Cheese Horseradish Slaw, Caramel Corn Dessert. Vegetarian options available upon request. Drinks sold separately.

REGULAR >> $34 Food + Movie; $10 Movie Only
SUBSCRIBER >> $29 Food + Movie; $8 Movie Only
UCSD STUDENT >> $29 Food + Movie; $6 Movie Only

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Monday, Oct 27
Doors 8pm / Show 8:30pm

The ladies are back!!!! Bitchy Bingo has quickly become one of the most anticipated and attended events at The Loft, so youre going to want to come early! The infamous drag show is punctuated by games of bingo, which gives 3 lucky people a chance to win cool prizes. Come join us for an evening of fun, laughter, games and entertainment that is sure to make you LOL.

Doors: 8:00PM
Show: 8:30PM

FREE

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Tuesday, Oct 28
Doors 5pm / Show 5pm
FREE

In honor of Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead), The Loft is hosting a Sugar Skull Painting Workshop! We'll be having an instructor coming from Vintage Religion, a local North Park Dia de los Muertos shop to teach us all about the beautiful traditions and culture behind The Day of the Dead, and then she'll give you your own skull to make with all kinds of edible decorations!

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Wednesday, Oct 29
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
$6.00 UCSD students / $12.00 general

Grizfolk Bio

The story behind the band Grizfolk unfolds like a richly episodic Beat novel: it's a collection of vignettes that give way to one another with ease; their songs like chapters in a traveler's cherished diary, suspended in time and space above an aural landscape of blue-collar romanticism and electro-inflected folk-rock.

Their songs speak of dusty deserts and the vagabonds that inhabit
them, mixing America’s country music heritage with that of an
electro-pop persuasion: It's where folklore meets four-on-the-floor;
where tumbleweeds meet turntables. Songs that sound both futurist and revivalist at once; fashioned from a casually-indefinable collage of synth-pop squelches, junkyard percussion, undeniably catchy hooks and boot-stomping guitar lines.

We the Folk Bio
UCLA based folky get-down band. Their energetic sound drew them to play parties and shows around campus. We The Folk has established a signature sound that defies categorization, enveloping their audiences in a dynamic and energetic experience.

BØRNS Bio
Just twenty years old, indie-pop singer-songwriter Garrett Borns is already carving himself a place in the industry. Forming a band with multi-endorsed, internationally recognized drummer Scott Pellegrom, guitarist Kevin Kozel, and highly talented bassist Tom Thomas, Borns signed on with Rezidual Records in 2011 and hit the road. The group’s collection of talent and charm enlisted a flurry of press attention, plus ever-mounting booking opportunities and careful attention from the leaders of the industry at the national level

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Thursday, Oct 30
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
FREE UCSD students / $10.00 general

Moon Hooch captured the imaginations of thousands with its infamous stints busking on subway platforms and elsewhere in New York City: two sax players and a drummer whipping up furious, impromptu raves. This happened with such regularity at the Bedford Ave station in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that the band was banned from playing there by the NYPD. The trio's subsequent tours with They Might Be Giants, Lotus, and Galactic as well as on their own have only broadened the band's appeal. Wherever Moon Hooch plays, a dance party soon follows.

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Friday, Oct 31
8pm
FREE

All Campus Dance: Freak or Treat
Date: 10/31
Where: The Loft @ UCSD
8:00pm-12:30am
Ticket Price: Free + 1 GUEST
DJs: Ali, and Ryan Dirvin

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The Monster Mash. The Zombie Twerk. The Headless Head Roll. What's your favorite halloween dance move? Bring them all to Freak or Treat. Put on by those that brought you the All Campus Dance!

DRESS FREAKY and get A TREAT. Show off your best costume by entering the costume contest at the start of the event.

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Saturday, Nov 1
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
$8.00 UCSD students / $12.00 general

Joywave is an eclectic group specializing in alternative pop hailing from Rochester, NY. After the success of 2013's "88888" mixtape, they established their Hollywood Records imprint Cultco Music, through which they released their debut EP "How Do You Feel?" on March 11. With a catalog that deftly jumps between genre, Joywave's "How Do You Feel?" EP demonstrates the band's pointed talent for blending influences. The Joywave sound is grounded in classic songwriting, often injected with house music's energy, disco's playfulness and an overarching hip hop spirit. Where any other band might lose its identity in the quest to experiment with so many different sounds, Joywave's all embracing approach and ineffable knack for making music that feels good puts their distinct personality front and center

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Tuesday, Nov 4
Doors 6pm / Show 6pm
FREE

Join the GSA and your campus community to learn real time election results from the comforts of the Loft.

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Wednesday, Nov 5
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
FREE UCSD students / $10.00 general

The first things you'll notice about Sacco's debut self-titled album are the shimmering, breezy melodies and relaxed grooves that feel worlds away from the streets of New York. Thick, slinky bass lines snake underneath driving, infectious beats, as Breihan and Fredericks' washed-out vocals sweep across the spare arrangements.

It's a sound that's garnered them early love from key tastemakers like Daytrotter and Stereogum, who premiered their double-music-video for "Carnival Ghost" and "Driving," and a respected place amongst fellow NYC-via-California rockers like Delta Spirit, Guards, and Cults, who invited the band to play support on their last national tour.

The band’s self-titled album came together in a truly collaborative fashion, with Breihan and Fredericks splitting the songwriting, singing, and recording duties 50/50. Much of the album was recorded DIY in an apartment studio, but it took a trip to the beach to truly get them in the right mindset.

The result is an utterly captivating collection of neo-psych indie rock, with stories of alcoholic preachers and homeless teens floating out above pulsating bass lines and fuzzed-out guitars. "They pin their words and moods on thoughts of liquor long since drunk, about bodies of water that hold so many scattered ashes and all sorts of secrets, churning there beneath the ice," writes Daytrotter. "The scene is so attractive and utterly heartbreaking."

Therein lies the beauty of Sacco's music, a potent blend of the welcoming and worrisome, of the serene and melancholy. It's the sound of home.

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Thursday, Nov 6
Doors 8pm / Show 8:30pm
$5.00 UCSD students / $10.00 general

Los Angeles based rock group THE JANKS make it their mission to produce music in the same way they live their lives; with both sincerity and irrever-ence.

The Janks create a sound that combines the traditional two-part vocal harmony of The Everly Brothers with the adept musicianship and blues-rock stylings of Led Zeppelin -- all with a heavy dose of humorous abandon a la Ween.

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Saturday, Nov 15
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
$10.00 UCSD students / $15.00 general / FREE reserved

Featuring Airto Moreira, Diana Purim Booker, Krishna Booker, Sandro Feliciano, Léo Nobre, Bryan Velasco and Rafa Tudesco.

EYEDENTITY is a multifaceted musical collective originally spawned in 1997 by Krishna and Diana Booker with the help of producer, Rashid Duke. These three friends have known each other since childhood and have an enlightened sensitivity for each other’s work. With the new addition of Brazilian producer, Rafa Tudesco, they are a powerful performing and production team, truly a force to be reckoned with.

Diana Booker is the daughter of Brazilian Jazz legends Flora Purim and Airto Moreira. Krishna is the son of Jazz bassist Walter Booker. He’ is also Herbie Hancock’s godson and Wayne Shorter’s nephew and Rashid is the son of pianist, producer George Duke. This is an unprecedented gathering of the offspring of some of the greatest Jazz musicians of our time and like their elders, music is the common passion that turned these three friends into a family.

AIRTO MOREIRA
Airto was born in 1941 in the small village of Itaiopolis - south Brasil, and was raised in Curitiba. Even before he could walk he would start shaking and banging on the floor each time the radio played a hot song. This worried his mother, but his grandmother recognized his potential and encouraged him to express himself. By the time he was six years old he had won many music contests by singing and playing percussion. The city gave him his own radio program every Saturday afternoon. At thirteen he became a professional musician, playing percussion, drums, and singing in local dance bands. He moved to Sao Paulo at the age of sixteen and performed regularly in nightclubs and television as a percussionist, drummer and singer.

In 1965 he met the singer Flora Purim in Rio de Janeiro. Flora moved to the USA in 1967 and Airto followed her shortly after. When in New York Airto began playing with musicians such as Reggie Workman, JJ Johnson, Cedar Walton and bassist Walter Booker. It was through Booker that Airto began playing with the greats - Cannonball Adderley, Lee Morgan, Paul Desmond and Joe Zawinul, to name a few. Zawignul recommended Airto to Miles Davis for a recording session in 1970 for the "Bitches Brew" album. Davis then invited Airto to join his group, which included such jazz icons as Wayne Shorter, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, Chick Corea and later John McLaughlin and Keith Jarrett. He remained with Miles for two years, and appears on such releases as "Live/Evil", "Live at the Fillmore", "On the Corner", "The Isle of Wight", "Bitches Brew" and later releases including the "Fillmore Sessions".

Following his stint with Miles Davis, Airto was invited to form the original Weather Report with Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, Miroslav Vitous and Alphonse Mouzon with whom he recorded "The Weather Report". Soon after, he joined Chick Corea's original Return to Forever group with Flora Purim, Joe Farrell and Stanley Clarke and they recorded the albums, "Return to Forever" and "Light as a Feather".

In 1974 Airto formed his first band in the U.S., "Fingers" with Flora Purim. Since then they have performed constantly all over the world and recorded their own albums for major record companies in Europe and America. Airto remains one of popular music's most in demand percussionists. His collection of instruments, along with his knack for playing the right sound at the right moment, has made him the first choice of many producers and bandleaders. His work with Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, George Duke, Paul Simon, Carlos Santana, Gil Evans, Gato Barbieri, Michael Brecker, The Crusaders, Chicago, and many others including contributions to movie sound tracks such as The Exorcist, Last Tango in Paris, King of the Gypsies and Apocalypse Now, represents only a small number of the musical contributions Airto has made over the last three decades.

His impact was so powerful that Downbeat magazine added the category of percussion to its readers and critic's polls, which he has won over twenty times since 1973. In the past few years he was voted number one percussionist by Jazz Times, Modern Drummer, Drum Magazine, Jazzizz Magazine, Jazz Central Station's Global Jazz Poll on the Internet, as well as in many European, Latin American and Asian publications.

He has been advancing the cause of world and percussion music as a member of the "Planet Drum" percussion ensemble, with Mickey Hart, drummer for "The Grateful Dead", and master conga player Giovanni Hidalgo and tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, along with Flora Purim, Babatunde Olatunji, Sikiru Adepoju and Vikku Vinayakram. Planet Drum won a Grammy Award in 1991 for World Music. Airto also contributed to another Grammy Award winning ensemble, "Dizzy Gillespie's United Nations Orchestra", which received the award for Best Live Jazz Album.

One of Airto's recordings for the Melt2000 label, "Killer Bees", features Herbie Hancock, Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea, Mark Egan and Hiram Bullock; it was one of the most critically acclaimed albums on the European market. His solo album entitled "Homeless", on Melt2000 was released in the year 2000. It is a high-energy album with "tribal" rhythms that is shaking the dance floors around the world. Other releases on this label include the group "Fourth World" with Jose Neto and Flora Purim.

His song "Celebration Suite" was re-mixed by the DJ group "Bellini Brothers" entitled "Samba de Janeiro". The track hit #1 in the dance music charts over 26 countries around Europe, Asia and Latin America.
In 2001 when Airto recorded with Kodo, he contributed with two of his compositions: "Maracatu" and "Berimbau Jam". The song "Maracatu" was chosen to be one of the official songs for the 2002 World Cup in Asia to open the ceremonies for the event in Japan.

In September of 2002, Brazil's President Fernando Henrique Cardoso named Airto Moreira and Flora Purim to the "Order of Rio Branco", one of Brazil's highest honors. The Order of Rio Branco was created in 1963 to formally recognize Brazilian and foreign individuals who have significantly contributed to the promotion of Brazil's international relations. The order is named after Barão do Rio Branco, Brazil's Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1902 to 1912, famous for his role in negotiating the national borders of Brazil and referred as the "Father of Brazil's Diplomacy".

Airto has worked together with and had his music re-mixed by Frederic Galliano, Giles Peterson, Endemic Void, Justice, Ashley Beedle, Circadian Rhythms, Jimpster, Amon Tobin, and Max Breenen, among others.
For three years Airto was a professor at the Ethnomusicology department of UCLA, and broke new ground in musical concepts and creative energy.

Airto's latest album, "Life After That" was released on Narada Records on September 30th, 2003.

In 2006 Airto was featured on in one of the 5 CD box-set release by Chick Corea, entitled '5 Trios'. Along with Chick Corea and Eddie Gomez, they recorded the 'The Boston Three Party' at the Berklee Performance center, in Boston MA.

Currently he divides his time between recording studios, workshops and clinics, creating new projects including Video Surround Sound, as well as researching new materials for future releases, and live performances in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

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Thursday, Nov 20
8pm
$12.00 UCSD students / $18.00 general / $28.00 reserved

$12.00 UCSD Students/$18.00 General Admission/$28.00 Reserved

Tentacle Sessions
Post-performance ArtTalks!

Deemed by the New York Times as a cellist who performs “with unforced simplicity and beauty of tone,” Jeffrey Zeigler’s musical intuitions are highly regarded in the classical and contemporary music worlds. With collaborators such as Norah Jones, Hauschka, and Laurie Anderson (to name a few), Zeigler is clearly able to cross genres with verve and grace. As the cellist of the internationally renowned Kronos Quartet for eight seasons, he played an integral role in redrawing the boundaries of the string quartet medium. Now solo, Zeigler is tackling his artistry with the same sense of curiosity and adventure. Highlights of his solo work include the commissioning and premiere of new works for cello by Bryce Dessner, Vijay Iyer, Glenn Kotche, Nico Muhly, and Richard Reed Parry, among others.

REGULAR >> $18 GA; $28 Reserved
SUBSCRIBER >> $15 GA; $24 Reserved
UCSD STUDENT >> $12

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Friday, Nov 21
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
FREE UCSD students / $10.00 general

Michael Dessen (UC Irvine) is joined by NY-based musicians, Christopher Tordini (bass), and Dan Weiss (drums), for an expansive electro-acoustic trio concert, featuring music that combines intricately composed material with highly open improvisation. Dessen composes the music and performs trombone and live electronics, covering a wide range of feels, from polyrhythmic grooves to spacious textures, from crashing densities to delicate threads. The compositions determine specific shapes and flows, but the music sounds very different for each performance due to its emphasis on collective improvisation.

Opening the show is The Charlie Arbelaez Trio, featuring outstanding San Diego musicians, Charlie Arbelaez (sax), Mackenzie Leighton (bass) and Matt Smith (drums).

Visit Michael Dessen at: http://mdessen.com

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Saturday, Nov 22
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
$10.00 UCSD students / $15.00 general

A typical musician wouldn’t travel across the country by hopping freight trains or play shows inside fans’ living rooms throughout North America and Europe after selling out arenas like Madison Square Garden (for three consecutive nights), but Chadwick Stokes is anything but your typical musician.

Since forming his first band with two college friends in 1996, Chadwick Stokes has paved a path of independence, advocacy and social consciousness that’s impacted every aspect of his artistic life. In addition to fronting the bands State Radio and Dispatch, Stokes is also a co-founder of Calling All Crows, a non-profit dedicated to bringing bands and fans together to create change through hands-on activism and service. Calling All Crows has raised over $250,000 and invested more than 20,000 hours of service in local communities across North America and Europe.

Stokes is currently in the studio with Sam Beam of Iron and Wine and producer Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Gomez, Iron and Wine) working on the followup to his 2011 solo album Simmerkane II. The yet to be titled album is slated for release in the summer of 2014.

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Tuesday, Nov 25
Doors 6pm / Show 6pm
FREE

Come and enjoy Trivia Night! Hosted by local comedian Dallas McLaughlin, the night is sure to be full of interesting questions and funny surprises! See you there! 6pm-8pm, FREE.

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Tuesday, Dec 2
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
FREE

Performing the compositions of Joe Garrison, Night People features this all-star line up:

What San Diego is saying about Joe Garrison and Night People:

An amazing unsung hero of San Diego Jazz, you simply must catch Joe Garrison and Night People.
-Dirk Sutro, Arts Communications Manager UCSD

Bold and original large ensemble writing like this is exceedingly rare. Joe Garrison and Night People are the real deal.
-Robert Bush, San Diego Reader

At the risk of redundancy, I LOVE THIS NEW RECORDING!"
-Claudia Russell, Program Director, KSDS Jazz 88.3 FM

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Wednesday, Jan 7
8pm
$12.00 UCSD students / $18.00 general / $28.00 reserved

Hailed by JazzTimes’ 2013 critic poll as the “Best Jazz Guitarist”, guitar prodigy Julian Lage is a brilliant creative force to be reckoned with. The subject of an Academy Award-nominated documentary, Jules at Eight, He gained pivotal early exposure as a protégé of legendary vibraphonist Gary Burton. With his first recording, Sounding Point, Lage arrived at a unique approach to composition and ensemble craft, and earned him his 2009 Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. Whether he is playing an electric or an acoustic guitar, Lage returns to ArtPower! with his signature purity of tone and consistency of attack to everything in his repertoire.

Quote: "The best music you make is relevant to the culture you are in, the timeframe you are in. I want to keep it as relevant as possible." – JULIAN LAGE

REGULAR >> $18 GA; $28 Reserved
SUBSCRIBER >> $15 GA; $24 Reserved
UCSD STUDENT >> $12

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Friday, Jan 16
8pm
$29.00 UCSD students / $34.00 general

ArtTalks! with Director Alexa Karolinski

Oma & Bella provides an intimate glimpse into the world of Regina Karolinski (Oma) and Bella Katz, two dynamic octogenarian friends who live together in Berlin. Survivors of the Holocaust who stayed in Germany after the war, it is through the food they cook together that they remember their childhoods, maintain a bond to each other, and answer questions of heritage, memory, and identity. Directed by Oma's granddaughter Alexa, the documentary captures their ongoing struggle to retain the past while remaining very much engaged in the present. “With a delicate grace and a warm sense of humor, it is one of the most touching portraits of an elderly couple―and of Holocaust survivors― ever seen on screen” (The Paris Review).
[Alexa Karolinski, 2012, Canada, 76 min]

Oberhausen Film: Wildnis (The Wild)
An exquisite meditation on the life of an elderly couple.
[Helena Wittmann, 2013, Germany, 12 min]

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Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls, Roasted Brisket served with Carrot and Potato Tzimmes, Cinnamon and Sugar Cheese Blintz. Vegetarian options available upon request. Drinks sold separately.

SPONSOR German Studies Program at UC San Diego

REGULAR >> $34 Food + Movie; $10 Movie Only
SUBSCRIBER >> $29 Food + Movie; $8 Movie Only
UCSD STUDENT >> $29 Food + Movie; $6 Movie Only

Foovies Series: Configurations of Contemporary Germany
ArtPower! and Zanzibar at the Loft are serving up a triptych of films co-curated by UCSD faculty member Margrit Frölich. This “portraiture” series explores contemporary German identity as it relates to concepts of home, economy, and history. As a special treat, each feature will be accompanied by a short film from the renowned Oberhausen Short Film Festival.

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