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The Weeknd Listening Party
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Doors 5pm / Show 5pm

Come to The Loft next Thursday November 14th at 6pm to get a taste of great music and great food from Zanzibar. Just a reminder The Weeknd WILL NOT be here, just his lovely voice.

The Weeknd is a Toronto-based R&B singer named Abel Tesfaye. Abel started uploading songs to YouTube in 2010 and in March of 2011 he dropped his first mixtape, House of Balloons. In August of 2011, he dropped his second mixtape, Thursday. His third mixtape, Echoes of Silence, was released on December 21 2011. On November 13th 2012 he will be releasing his much anticipated release of Trilogy.

Trilogy will consist of 3 discs which will include his previous mix tapes PLUS 3 NEW TRACKS.

The Weeknd takes his ambivalent emotional tenor and stretches it out, building a whole worldview from it. He has been namechecked by a raft of artists, collaborating with Drake on several tracks, including 'Take Care' from his Number One album 'Take Care', and was asked by Lady Gaga to remix 'Marry The Night'. He also created a remix of 'Shake It Out' for Florence And The Machine and also features on 2 Chainz's new album 'Based On A TRU Story'.

Event Info:
The Loft
Time: 5:00pm
Price: FREE!

A Tribute to The Beatles by Peter Sprague w/ UCSD Tritones
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
FREE UCSD students / $10.00 general

Make sure to catch this celebrated concert, A Tribute to the Beatles featuring Peter Sprague with special guests, The UCSD Tritones performing a cappella.

Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:00pm
$10.00 General Public
UCSD Students FREE (w/ valid ID)
Tickets available at the UCSD Box Office and Online
(starting Nov. 1st)

Peter Sprague Plays the Beatles:
Tripp Sprague - saxophone
Anthony Smith - keys
Duncan Moore - drums
Gunner Briggs - bass
Leonard Patton - vocals
Peter Sprague - guitar

Presented by The Loft, UCSD

The Black Light Affair: A Top 40 Club Night
Friday, November 9, 2012
Doors 8:30pm / Show 9pm

Trying to find a way to celebrate the end of midterms? Need something to do on a Friday before Veterans' Day Weekend? Have a classy dress you've been looking for an excuse to wear out? Never fear, ASCE has got you covered. Bring your best dance moves, wear your best whites and join us oppa gangnam style at The Black Light Affair!

Date: Friday, November 9
Doors: 8:30pm
Where: The Loft (Second Floor of Price Center)

FREE for UCSD Undergraduates w/Student ID
*One guest per valid UCSD ID

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Doors 6pm / Show 7pm

LP will join us for a Private Listener Concert
at The Loft at UCSD on Thursday, November 8 sponsored by 102.1 KPRi

L.P. is an incredible artist and songwriter from New York City now living in L.A. Recently signed to Warner Brother Records, she has created a strong buzz in the LA music scene playing sold-out residencies at the Soho House and Sayers Club. With a unique and powerful voice, she has been described as a mix of Jeff Buckley, Florence and the Machine and Janis Joplin, yet has a style and sound al
l her own. She is currently in the studio crafting her new album with a host of producers including Isa Summers (Florence and the Machine) and PJ Bianco (Cee-Lo) among others. In todays crowded musical landscape, LP stands out as a real artist with meaningful music. She can only truly be described through the sound of her music.

UCSD Students:
A limited number of FREE STUDENT Tickets will be available in the UCSD Box Office. Pick up your free ticket with your UCSD Student ID starting Thursday, Nov.1.
Limit: 1 ticket per student, per availability.

Space for this show is limited...
Your RSVP will NOT guarantee your name is on the list.
You can RSVP by going here:

(A random drawing will be made on November 5th to select the winners.)

Blabbermouth Night
Monday, November 5, 2012
Doors 6pm / Show 7pm

Have a story or song 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. Enjoy some bites and beverages and come support your fellow students!

Sugar Skull Painting Workshop
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

We've got a limited amount of skulls and there's a lot of interest, so post your name on the wall of the Facebook Event if you want us to save a skull for you!

In honor of Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead), The Loft is partnering with MECHA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanola de Aztlan) for 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!

It's free, open to all students, and did I mention -- they're EDIBLE?!

Also featuring Donnie Briggs, resident member of the DJs and Vinylphiles Club, who will be spinning throughout.

Niki and the Dove
Monday, October 29, 2012
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
$10.00 UCSD students / $15.00 general

Get on your dancing shoes for this high-energy, synth-infused, totally delicious pop duo from Stockholm! Niki & the Dove are popular in the European indie scene and have a growing following on this side of the Atlantic, having performed at the LA Culture Collide Festival this fall. They will be stopping by The Loft as a part of their tour with internationally recognized beatmaker Miike Snow.

Kaki King
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
$12.00 UCSD students / $15.00 general / $20.00 reserved

Mesmerizing guitarist and songwriter, Kaki King, delivers twists-and-turns: lyrically form exuberance and anger to heartbreaking melancholy; and sonically form experimental pieces to accessible pop. Shes debuted on the David Letterman show and is now coming to UCSD. Dont miss this truly unique and tantalizing artist as she puts on a show that defies categorization and expectations.

Bitchy Bingo
Monday, October 22, 2012
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm

The ladies of Lips are back at UCSD! Bitchy Bingo is a night of comedy at The Loft. It consists of a drag show punctuated by games of Bingo. Enjoy some laughs and win cool prizes!

ArtPower! Presents: Gregoire Maret
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
$11.00 UCSD students / $18.00 general / $30.00 reserved

Grgoire Maret was born in Geneva, Switzerland, and began playing the harmonica at age seventeen. His childhood was filled with a diverse array of musical influencesfrom his Harlem born, African-American mother to his Swiss father, a local jazz musician. Upon graduating from the prestigious Conservatoire Suprieur de Musique de Genve, Gregoire made the decision to move to New York City and, over time, honed his craft, becoming one of the most sought after harmonica players in the world. He is often compared to legends Toots Thielemans and Stevie Wonder and has worked with an incredible list of musicians including Youssou NDour, Me Shell Ndegeocello, George Benson, Cassandra Wilson, Herbie Hancock, and Sting.

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

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

Clara C & David Choi
Friday, October 19, 2012
Doors 8pm / Show 8pm

Clara C: A closet musician for most of her life, she quietly dreamt of the day she'd take flight. With a push from her loved ones, She took her first steps, Posting Youtube videos and entering contests. Little did she know her life would be changed, Her dream took its first breath when she won ISA! performing alongside such artists was surreal, sharing spotlights with FM, David Choi and Wongfu Productions' reel! she placed first in a contest called Creative Juice Night, the one held by KAC Media, that's right! For Kollaboration-X she'll perform at the Shrine, She'll sing in front of 6,000+ people this time. Thanks to people like you, she's readily on her way, to singing her dreams, without a moment's delay!

David Choi: In 2004, David was the grand prize winner for David Bowies Mash-up contest which Bowie himself chose. Following that, he was the grand prize winner for USA Weekend Magazines John Lennon Songwriting Contest for teens and appeared in USA Weekend Magazine with recording artist Usher.

David also has a song on the album State of Survival called This is Your Life on upcoming Interscope group Flipsyde, which he co-produced.

David has toured all over the world performing his original songs and covers in front of thousands of peopleall without being signed to a record label. He wrote and self produced all three of his albums Only You, By My Side, and Forever and Ever which debuted at #97 on the iTunes top album charts. He continues to tour and share his music with people from all walks of life to every corner of the world.

Board & Brew
Monday, October 15, 2012

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!

Sunday, October 14, 2012
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
$5.00 UCSD students / $12.00 general

Fink has an impressive history. The pseudonym of singer songwriter Fin Greenall, Fink has performed and worked with the likes of John legend, Amy Winehouse and Bonobo. Touring his newest album, "Perfect Darkness", Fink has crafted an album that "Has a timely quality to it, filled with tunes that carefully burrow into your head" (BBC). Not to be missed, Fink is sure to put on an amazing show!

Chris Minh Doky's Nomads
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
$5.00 UCSD students / $15.00 general / $20.00 reserved

Looking for some of the best and brightest in jazz? Then check into the Loft for Chris Minh Doky's Nomands. Featuring Chris Minh Doky (bass), Dave Weckl (drums), Dean Brown (guitar), George Whitty (keys), with special guests UCSD Professor David Borgo, David Castaeda and Rob Thorsen. Recognized as an original master of the upright bass, Doky has perked the ears of jazz fans around the world. His rare ability to perform with ample portions of creativity and dynamism has placed him in the top top-5 lists of reader polls. Carrying on the Danish tradition of spotlighting the bass as the lead instrument, his distinct styling of each note reflects his roots in American East Coast grooves, seasoned with the lyrical traditions of Scandinavia. Special UCSD support band features Professor David Borgo (saxophone), with UCSD student David Castaeda (percussion), and Rob Thorsen (bass).

ArtPower! Presents: Entre Les Bras (Step up to the Plate)
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
$29.00 UCSD students / $34.00 general

After decades at the helm, restaurateur Michel Bras prepares to hand the reigns of his self-titled Aubrac eatery to his son, Sbastien. In Entre Les Bras (Step Up to the Plate), the camera of director Paul Lacoste is there to record the transfer, presenting an absorbing, behind-the-scenes look at one of the worlds finest restaurants. Lacoste takes a patient, fly-on-the-wall approach while observing Michel and Sbastien at work. Lacostes artful documentary is as much a celebration of creative cuisine as a meditation on family ties. [Paul Lacoste, 2011, France, 90 min]

MENU Nioise Salad with Albacore Tuna, Hen Egg, and Lemon-Basil Dressing; Herb Roasted Cornish Hen with Garlic Confit Mashed Potato, Crispy Brussels Sprouts, and Red Wine Reduction; Macaroon with Fresh Berries and Butter Cream. 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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