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Wednesday, Apr 26
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
FREE UCSD students / $10.00 general

Musicians:

  • Dusty Brough (guitar)
  • Angelita Agujetas (vocals)
  • Miles Shrewsbery (tabla)
  • Ariadna Sáenz Marín (piano)

Dance
From Spain and visiting us from London (UK), where she currently works, we have the honor of having in our group:

  • Lourdes Fernández Menayo (Flamenco dance)

7:30pm Doors
8:00pm Show

UCSD Students w/ Valid ID: Free
General Admission: $10.00*
Box Office service fees may apply

Promotional support by: The UCSD Theater & Dance Department

Bio:
Ariadna Sáenz is a classical pianist, playing concerts as a soloist and with orchestras in Spain, Germany, Latin America and USA. Some of her teachers include Mariana Gurkova, Uta Weyand, Maria Teresa Naranjo, Rita Wagner, and in the jazz field, Adrés Alen, Federico Lechner, Jorge Vera. Additionally to her musical training as a classical musician, she is interested in other musical influences and how to integrates them to generate her own language being inspired by Jazz, World Music, Flamenco and Fusion Music. She looks for performative concerts where experimentation, dance and improvisation makes the music alive and unexpected. Additionally, she is a Neuroscientist, Dancer, Painter and Performer.

Ariadna's artwork will be on display at The Loft, along the entire gallery wall, for the month of April.

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Friday, Apr 28
Doors 8pm / Show 8:30pm
FREE UCSD students / $10.00 general

Abstack - Bio:

By sampling hip hop music and genre bending across house, dubstep, and tropical EDM, Abstrack has created a unique blend of contemporary electronic music. They are joined by special guests, Cameron Calloway, from Las Vegas.

Cameron Calloway - Bio:

Gibson/Epiphone artist Cameron Calloway is a man of soul based in the heart of Sin City. "A former chocolate factory worker, Calloway has worked his way from the ground up thanks to his pure, unadulterated vocal talent, drive, and discipline"

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Monday, May 1
Doors 6pm / Show 7pm
FREE

Have a song or story to share? Blabbermouth is a monthly event held at The Loft, giving writers of prose, poetry, and fiction, as well as musicians and performers a place to share their art.

You can sign up to perform up to a 10 min. set here: tinyurl.com/BlabbermouthSignUps

Doors: 6:00PM
Show: 7:00PM
FREE

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Tuesday, May 2
Doors 7pm / Show 7pm
FREE

Join TFI on Tuesday, May 2nd, at the Loft, UCSD to celebrate Israel’s 69th birthday in style -- after all, Yom Haatzmaut can't go unnoticed! Blessed with the musical talent of DJs Orr Yakobi and Sean Paknoosh, lots of dancing, delicious Mediterranean food and inumerous fun activities, this will be a night to remember! You don’t want to miss out on the BEST I-FEST EVER!

In order for us to rep Israel to the maximum at this party, we ask that everyone wear blue or white clothing to match the flag!

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Thursday, May 4
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
FREE UCSD students / $10.00 general

Julia Varia - vocals
Mahesh Balasooriya - piano
Kevin Axt - bass
Steve Hass - drums

Special Guests:
Xavier Beteta - piano
Leanne Chen - violin
Alex Vargas - bass

GA Advance: $10.00
GA Door: $15.00

BORDERLESS: EXPLORING MEXICAN AND WORLD MUSIC WITH A TWIST!

International singer-pianist, Julia Vari, will take you on an exhilarating musical journey all over the world, surprising you with a wide variety of styles and sounds from the north of Mexico to French cafes and the Israeli sea. Julia will warm your heart and leave you wanting more after hearing her fresh and original pop, jazz, Latin, and bossa versions of timeless tunes like La Vie en Rose and Mexican classic Besame mucho, as well as lesser-known jewels and fusions. Julia will be accompanied by top-level Los Angeles musicians: a spectacular event not to be missed!


Band Member Bios:

MAHESH BALASOORIYA - Performances include Arturo Sandoval at the White House, Natalie Cole, Stanley Clarke, Ravi Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, music director for Engelbert Humperdinck).

KEVIN AXT on bass - performances include Natalie Cole, Jack McDuff, Jimmy Smith, Hank Jones, Phil Woods, Lalo Schifrin, Shelby Lynne, Queen Latifah, Placido Domingo, Pat Williams, Russell Watson, Patti Austin, Bobby Shew, Chuck Mangione, Bernadette Peters

STEVE HASS - performances include Manhattan Transfer, Patti Austin, Cher, Wynton Marsalis, Debbie Gibson, among many others

JULIA VARI - hailed by the press as “one of the most important Latin American jazz singers of our time,” dynamic jazz-pop-world music artist Julia Vari has dazzled audiences with her extraordinary stage presence and outstanding vocal technique at the most important festivals and theaters throughout the world. Julia’s most recent albums, “Lumea: songs of the world in jazz” (sung in eight different languages), and “Adoro,” both remained six months on the “Top Five” jazz-world music charts in Latin America, competing with artists such as Diana Krall and Michael Buble, and consequently allowing this extraordinary singer-pianist-composer to share the stage and collaborate with musical icons such as Arturo Sandoval and Armando Manzanero.

Currently based between Southern California and Mexico, Julia was born with music in her blood, as her mother is a pianist and her father plays the guitar. She had the opportunity to study voice and piano at the prestigious Eastman School of Music, as well as musical theater at New York University.

Since her return to music in 2011, Julia has performed all over Latin America, North America, and Spain, including venues such as Mexico City’s National Auditorium “Lunario,” the Zocalo (Mexico City’s main plaza), Carifesta International Festival (Port au Prince, Haiti), CLAZZ Continental Latin Jazz Festival, National Arts Centre (Ottawa, Canada), Vitello’s E Spot (Los Angeles), Dizzy’s (San Diego), Bogui Jazz Hall (Madrid, Spain), Garufa Theater (Corunha, Spain), CEIBA International Festival (Tabasco, Mexico), Pablo Villavicencio Theater (Sinaloa, Mexico), IGA Theater (Guatemala), Fedenador Theater (Ecuador), and FEPADE Theater (El Salvador), among many others. She has also participated in countless well-known Mexican and international radio and TV programs. Julia sings in eight different languages and is known for her fusions of music from different countries, languages and genres into fresh and original arrangements.

Julia is currently in the process of preparing her new album, an exciting mix of original tunes and covers that fusions electro, jazz, pop and flamenco and includes a duet with the famous Cuban artist Francisco Cespedes.

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Friday, May 5
7pm
$9.00 UCSD students / $40.00 general / $45.00 reserved

ArtPower presents
St. Lawrence String Quartet ArtTalk
Friday, May 5, at 7 pm

Early Bird: $40–54 ; Regular: $45–59
UCSD Students: $9

Join us before St. Lawrence String Quartet takes the stage for a pre-performance ArtTalk. Open to St. Lawrence String Quartet ticket holders only.

More Info: http://artpower.ucsd.edu/event/st-lawrence-string-quartet/
Tickets: https://ucsdboxoffice.com/Online/seatSelect.asp?BOset::WSmap::seatmap::performance_ids=C43E2161-BD6C-4F82-871F-377D3E86C0AE

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Sunday, May 7
Doors 5pm / Show 6pm
$5.00 UCSD students / $10.00 general

Celebrate the debut album and birthday concert for Elise Trouw, with special guest, Tolan Shaw!

All Ages
FREE Parking at UCSD on Weekends!!

GA Advance: $10.00
GA Door: $15.00
UCSD Student with Valid ID: $5.00

http://www.elisetrouw.com/
http://www.tolanshaw.com/

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Tuesday, May 9
Doors 6pm / Show 7pm
FREE

Music. Spoken word. Rants... everything is welcome!
Take the stage and share your talent with us at our first You at the Loft of the quarter... this time with free food!

Not a performer? Come on by and enjoy some great performances by fellow students and enjoy complementary flatbreads provided by Zanzibar Cafe.

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Wednesday, May 10
7pm
FREE

The 10th anniversary of the juried ArtPower Student New Media Festival includes a variety of programming that offers UC San Diego emerging filmmakers a public forum to showcase their work and connect with other filmmakers and industry professionals. This year, ArtPower will be hosting a special Virtual Reality competition at the festival! Stay tuned here for workshops and guest speaker

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Friday, May 12
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
FREE UCSD students / $10.00 general / FREE reserved

ArtPower presents
The Spirit of the Beehive
Friday, May 12
7 pm Food; 8 pm Movie

Regular: Food + Movie $34; Movie Only $10
UCSD Students: Food + Movie $29; Movie Only Free

Directed by Victor Erice, The Spirit of the Beehive is widely regarded as one of the greatest Spanish films of the 1970s. Six-year-old Ana attends a traveling screening ofFrankenstein in her small Castilian village. She becomes possessed by the memory of it, and is determined to find the monster herself. Visually arresting, the film is a bewitching portrait of a child’s haunted inner life.

Menu
Appetizer: papas bravas with smoky aioli; Entrée: chicken with Catalan picada and herbed rice, vegetarian option: please call 858.822.3199; Dessert: flan with brandied berries and mint

More Info: http://artpower.ucsd.edu/event/the-spirit-of-the-beehive/
Tickets: https://ucsdboxoffice.com/Online/seatSelect.asp?BOset::WSmap::seatmap::performance_ids=C415236D-5B4B-4149-B40B-D860A58E8840

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Tuesday, May 16
Doors 8pm / Show 8:30pm
FREE UCSD students / $10.00 general

Join us for Party Pupils -- the MAX + RyanEXOE project.

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Thursday, May 18
8pm
$9.00 UCSD students / $23.00 general / $18.00 reserved

Early Bird: $18–30 ; Regular: $23–35
UCSD Students: $9

Over the course of five albums, French artist Colleen’s (aka Cécile Schott) musical repertoire has featured baroque instruments like the viola de gamba as well as modified music boxes and wind chimes, as she has pushed the boundaries of their playability. Using effects pedals and dub influences, Colleen powerfully blends the mythic, organic, and internal to weave and create intricate music about the human mind and heart.

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Thursday, May 18
Doors 10pm / Show 12am
$9.00 UCSD students / $23.00 general / $18.00 reserved

ArtPower presents
Colleen ArtTalk
Thursday, May 18, at 10 pm

Early Bird: $18–30 ; Regular: $23–35
UCSD Students: $9

Join us after Colleen take the stage for a post-performance ArtTalk. Open to Colleen ticket holders only.

More Info: http://artpower.ucsd.edu/event/colleen/
Tickets: https://ucsdboxoffice.com/Online/seatSelect.asp?BOset::WSmap::seatmap::performance_ids=CF2ED3CD-43A5-4F3C-BEF4-0359ECCDCE72

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