Upcoming Events

Past Events

Salsa Night
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
FREE

Join UCSD's own Salsa Club for a night of dancing at The Loft! Never taken a salsa class? No problem! Beginner dancers can come for a FREE dance lesson from an internationally ranked salsa dancer and instructor. The evening will also feature performances from UCSD Latin dance groups. All are welcome to this free event, come dance the night away with us!

Saturday, March 2
Doors: 7:30pm
FREE

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Water as a Human Right
Friday, March 1, 2013
3pm
FREE

Take a quick break with Anthony Cox, Head of Climate, Biodiversity, and Water Division of the OECD Environment Directorate. He will be speaking about water security on the local and global level. Relax and learn while enjoying the delectable choices at Zanzibar!

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ArtPower! Presents: Canela (Cinnamon)
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
$29.00 UCSD students / $34.00 general

Canela (Cinnamon) tells the story of a girl, her grandmother, and their love of cooking. Tere, the owner of a famous restaurant in Mexico City, loses her passion for cooking after a tragic death in the family. Beatrix, the restaurants ambitious manager, is forced to hire a Cordon Bleu chef educated in France in order to salvage the business. In this charming film about food, family, and friendship, director Jordi Mariscal instills a sense of vitality and hope in the lives of characters on the verge of emotional collapse. [Jordi Mariscal, 2011, Mexico, 100 min]

MENU Roasted Corn Tamale with Crispy Plantain Chips and Ancho Buerre Blanc; Braised Chicken with Mole Negro, Smoky Rice, Cotija Cheese, and Flour Tortillas; Mexican Chocolate Cake with Canela Whipped Cream and Cocoa Nib Praline. Drinks not included.

Regular: $34 Food + Movie; $10 Movie Only
Subscriber: $29 Food + Movie; $8 Movie Only
UCSD Alum: $29 Food + Movie; $8 Movie Only
UCSD Student: $29 Food + Movie; $5 Movie Only

ArtPower! Tickets are on sale now. Purchase by phone at 858.534.8497 or online at boxoffice.ucsd.edu

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Thrift Trunk Show
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Doors 6pm / Show 12am
FREE

Get ready to pop some tags! Our quarterly thrifting event at The Loft is back! SustainUCSD, UCSD University Centers, and the Loft are co-hosting a Thrift Trunk Show! Fight consumerism and get some stylish vintage clothing for yourself, or someone else for the winter and pre-spring season from thrift stores all over San Diego.

In addition, Zanzibar at The Loft will be offering happy hour specials on delicious appetizers and snacks for your hungry bellies. nom.

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Reel Paddling Film Festival
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Doors 6:30pm / Show 7pm
$1.00 UCSD students / $10.00 general / FREE reserved

We are proud to present the Reel Paddling Film Festival! Showcasing the world's best paddling films to audiences in Canada, United States and around the world, the festival inspires more people to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push physical and emotional extremes, embrace the lifestyle and appreciate the heritage of the wild places we paddle. The festival winners and shortlisted films are toured to more than 100 cities around the world, screening for an audience of more than 30,000 outdoor adventure enthusiasts and their friends and families.

Co-sponsored by Aqua Adventures, UCSD Outback Adventures and University Centers. Film and raffle proceeds support leadership development at UC San Diego.

UCSD Students $1 advance/$2 at the door
All others $10 advance/$15 at the door

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ArtPower! Presents: Sybarite5
Friday, February 22, 2013
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
$11.00 UCSD students / $18.00 general / $30.00 reserved

Sybarite5s rock star status in the classical crossover world is well deserved. Based in New York, this group of string musicians has gained a reputation for juxtaposing the likes of Stravinsky with Radiohead, or Dvork with Led Zeppelin. They excel at the exquisite, playing with relish, a sense of comfort, and a frisson of missionary zeal (Washington Post). Sybarite5 was the first string quintet admitted to the Aspen Advanced Quartet Studies program, where they continue their tenure at the Aspen Music Festival and School in a new capacity as the AMFS Alumni Ensemble. Sami Merdinian, violin; Sarah Whitney, violin; Angela Pickett, viola; Laura Metcalf, cello; Louis Levitt, bass.

Bites and Beverages
Available for purchase at The Loft starting at 7pm.

ArtTalks!
Intermission conversation with the artists.

Regular: $30 Reserved; $18 G.A.
Subscriber: $26 Reserved; $15 G.A.
UCSD Alum: $26 Reserved; $15 G.A.
UCSD Student: $11

ArtPower! Tickets are on sale now. Purchase by phone at 858.534.8497 or online at boxoffice.ucsd.edu

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ArtPower! Presents: Meklit Hadero
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
$11.00 UCSD students / $18.00 general / $30.00 reserved

Meklit Hadero is one of those artists who spellbinds you into a trance with her soothing yet commanding voice, while at the same time, awakening your mind with insightful and intelligent lyrics. A truly modern global artist, and eloquent TED Global Fellow, Hadero was born in Ethiopia, raised in the U.S., and nurtured in San Franciscos richly diverse arts scene. Hadero breathes a fresh, urgent, and worldly spirit into jazz. The result is a transformative musical experience.

Bites and Beverages
Available for purchase at The Loft starting at 7pm.

Regular: $30 Reserved; $18 G.A.
Subscriber: $26 Reserved; $15 G.A.
UCSD Alum: $26 Reserved; $15 G.A.
UCSD Student: $11
Prices for one night only.

ArtPower! Tickets are on sale now. Purchase by phone at 858.534.8497 or online at boxoffice.ucsd.edu

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ArtPower! Presents: Meklit Hadero
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
$11.00 UCSD students / $18.00 general / $30.00 reserved

Meklit Hadero is one of those artists who spellbinds you into a trance with her soothing yet commanding voice, while at the same time, awakening your mind with insightful and intelligent lyrics. A truly modern global artist, and eloquent TED Global Fellow, Hadero was born in Ethiopia, raised in the U.S., and nurtured in San Franciscos richly diverse arts scene. Hadero breathes a fresh, urgent, and worldly spirit into jazz. The result is a transformative musical experience.

Bites and Beverages Available for purchase at The Loft starting at 7pm.

Regular: $30 Reserved; $18 G.A. Subscriber: $26 Reserved; $15 G.A. UCSD Alum: $26 Reserved; $15 G.A. UCSD Student: $11 Prices for one night only.

ArtPower! Tickets are on sale now. Purchase by phone at 858.534.8497 or online at boxoffice.ucsd.edu

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Board and Brew
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Doors 6pm / Show 6pm
FREE

This evening is devoted to board games! Come hang out with us and enjoy Specialty Flatbreads, Craft Brews and Tasty Soda Floats from Zanzibar whilst playing your favorite board games, from Checkers to Settlers of Catan! We'll provide the games and Zanzibar will have specials on the foods!

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DVC Dance @ The Loft
Friday, February 15, 2013
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
FREE

Enjoyed Something Awesome and ARToberFest? Then come dance with one of UCSDs premiere student orgs, The DJs and Vinylphiles Club (DVC).

DVC is infamous for their epic events such as Lets Bounce and Something Awesome. The DJs and Vinylphiles Club at UCSD, originated as the brainchild of two UCSD graduate students, Jason Trama and Scott Burkette. With an interest in the art of DJing as well as a desire to envigorate UCSD parties, Jason and Scott decided to form a student organization. In April of 1997, Jason and Scott lured two other grad students, Dan Kalafus and Eric Elenko, into their organization and thus, the Mobile DeeJays and Vinylphiles at UCSD was created. Preaching a dedication to sharing ideas on DJing, rave culture and music, the four gathered with a handful of undergrads with similar interests. Today, DVC is constantly training new DJs and organizing events with attendances of 100-2500 students.

For more info on DVC, check out their pages:
http://www.facebook.com/dvcucsd
http://djclub.ucsd.edu/

Friday, February 15th
Doors: 8pm
Show: 9pm
Free for UCSD Students +1
Rage: Always complimentary

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Toubab Krewe
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
$6.00 UCSD students / $12.00 general

Some music cannot be found on a map or within iTunes categories. Some music is so original it seems snatched from the great, invisible substrata that runs below all human activity, a sound aching to be born without a flag or fixed allegiance free, questing, overflowing with immediate, tangible life.

This is the music of Toubab Krewe, the vibrant Asheville, NC-based instrumental powerhouse that creates a sonic Pangaea that lustily swirls together rock, African traditions, jam sensibilities, international folk strains and more. Join us on Valentine's Day as we host a special celebration featuring Toubab Krewe, with special guests.

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Joshua White & SPiRAL
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
$5.00 UCSD students / $10.00 general / $15.00 reserved

JOSHUA WHITE & SPiRAL

In honor of Black History Month, join us for Joshua White & SPiRAL performing the music of legendary, African-American jazz saxophonist, John Coltrane. SPiRAL features Joshua White (piano), Mark Dresser (bass), David Borgo (tenor sax), Michael Dessen (trombone) and Duncan Moore (drums).

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Bitchy Bingo
Monday, February 11, 2013
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
FREE

The ladies of Lips are back! Bitchy Bingo has become one of the most anticipated and loved events of the quarter and is sure not to disappoint! The infamous drag show is punctuated by games of bingo, and a chance to win a cool prize.

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Lover's Rock Dance Jam
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
FREE UCSD students / $5.00 general

LOVER'S ROCK

Come celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary of Lover's Rock Dance Jam! We will be celebrating in conjunction with the Hip Hop Club in hosting a 2 vs. 2 Bonnie & Clyde (co-ed) b-girl/b-boy, as well as all-styles dance battles for a cash prize.

Presented by the Hip Hop Club at UCSD, in conjunction with the Unda Studies, Super B Beat Boys, & Section 31

For those that would like to enter battles, PRELIM BATTLES WILL START AT 6PM SHARP!!! Please don't be late or you won't get to battle!

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ArtPower! Presents: The Animal Cracker Conspiracy: The Colle
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
$11.00 UCSD students / $18.00 general

San Diego artists Bridget Rountree and Iain Gunn are The Animal Cracker Conspiracy, a contemporary hybrid puppet company that pushes the boundaries of live performance. With support from the Jim Henson Foundation, they recently produced The Collector, a mysterious tale set in an alternate reality about a lowly debt collector who undergoes a radical transformation of spirit. Performed with toy theatre, tabletop puppets, and film, the story slowly unfolds and draws you into an Orwellian, neo-Victorian world. Accompanying The Collector is a live quadraphonic sound mix by composer Margaret Noble.

ArtTalks!
Post-screening conversation with the artists.

Regular: $18
Subscriber: $15
UCSD Alum: $15
UCSD Student: $11

ArtPower! Tickets are on sale now. Purchase by phone at 858.534.8497 or online at boxoffice.ucsd.edu

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