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ACTA & GSA Present: Board & Brew
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Doors 3:30pm / Show 4pm

4pm (new time) - FREE

Join us as we break out the board games and make room for a good old-fashioned night of fun. The Graduate Student Association (GSA) and All Campus Transfer Association (ACTA) will be hosting the event! Board and Brew, as always, is open to everyone. Bring your game and bring friends - we'll provide the rest (board game options provided). Enjoy playing Backgammon, chess, and Cards Against Humanity, plus a host of new game additions to kick off 2017!!!!

University Centers Presents: Color a Cup
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Doors 5pm / Show 12am

University Centers Presents: Color a Cup! Come and color a cup with your friends!

This event is for UCSD Students only.

Monday, January 9, 2017
Doors 6pm / Show 7pm

Welcome back UCSD! Have a song or story to share? Then, kick off the new year with Blabbermouth at The Loft, giving writers of prose, poetry, and fiction, as well as musicians and performers a place to share their art. Everyone is welcomed. Happy New year!

Tango Milonga - Dance
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Doors 7pm / Show 7pm

Argentine Tango Club Presents - Tango Milonga

Join us for a night of dancing, featuring live dance selections by DJ Xavier Beteta.

Everyone welcomed to attend!

Chaos Magic and Teethers
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm

Pianist, composer, improviser, and Blues instructor for UCSD, Josh Charney, brings his group, Chaos Magic, to The Loft. Charneys band includes graduate student, Kyle Motl, on bass and New York musician, Andrew Munsey, on drums. LA-based band, Teethers, featuring Andrew Lessman on drums, open the show.

Mohan Sundaresan
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Join us at The Loft, UCSD for a special artist reception and meet & greet for Mohan Sundaresan. Learn about his paiting and weaving techniques, as well as the mindset that has allowed him to create exceptional, unique art pieces. Light snacks provided.

Mohan Sundaresan - Bio:

Mohan was born in Bangalore, India in 1945. He learned how to work with his hands, painting and making toys, at an early age. After graduating high school, Mohan moved to London, where he spent 5 years living a carefree life, earning money doing odd jobs. In 1968 Mohan moved to Vienna, Austria to work with his cousin in the textile industry. He loved working with colors, and soon began designing garments. He travelled all over Europe, and to countries in Asia and South America, collecting inspirations. He eventually settled in San Diego in 1985. Mohan began painting in 1999 with acrylics on any material that he could afford. He also became quite adept at grinding aluminum, having been an assistant for 5 years to an accomplished artist in Marin County. The sphere is Mohan's trademark, and can be seen in most of his work. Mohan's present style evolved after experimenting with many media. He begins by making two acrylic paintings on canvas. He then turns the paintings over and draws random lines on them, as well as a sphere within. Shockingly, next, he cuts each painting into strips of various widths and curves, then weaves them together into a tight pattern. When he finishes weaving, he turns the piece over to see his surprise. In 2011, Mohan did his first solo show at the La Jolla Historical Society. His work can be seen in galleries in La Jolla, San Diego and Los Angeles.

Website: www.mohanlajolla.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mohanlajolla/
Instagram: MohanArtLaJolla,
Twitter: Mohan Art

For more information or inquiries about sales info@mohanlajolla.com, 760-212-3771

Trivia Night at The Loft!
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Doors 6pm / Show 6pm

Team up and challenge your memory at our upcoming Trivia Night, Tuesday 11/29! Enjoy an evening filled with friends, food, and competition -- hosted by Sunset Trivia. Open to all participants, students and staff!


GSA and ACTA Presents: Board and Brew
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Join us as we break out the board games and make room for a good old-fashioned night of fun. The Graduate Student Association (GSA) and All Campus Transfer Association (ACTA) will be hosting the event! Board and Brew, as always, is open to everyone. Bring your game and bring friends - we'll provide the rest (board game options provided). Enjoy playing Backgammon, chess, and Cards Against Humanity new additions to our game collection!

University Center Presents: The Hunger Games
Monday, November 21, 2016
Doors 7pm / Show 7pm

Come to The Loft for a FREE showing screening of the first Hunger Games movie on November 21st! Wind down and relax before Thanksgiving break while cheering on Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Melark as they fight to the death for District 12! The odds will definitely be in favor at this show!

SHOW: 7:30PM

UCSD Salsa Night feat. Charlie Chavez y su Afrotruko
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Doors 7pm / Show 7pm

UCSD Salsa Club and University Centers Present: Salsa Night

Doors: 7pm
Lessons: 7:30pm
Dancing: 8pm - 11:30pm

Special Salsa Dance Performance!!!

FREE Salsa Dance Night, featuring live music by - Charlie Chavez y su Afrotruko with Live DJ selections!!!

ArtPower Presents: Christian Sands
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
$9.00 UCSD students / $23.00 general / $28.00 reserved

Early Bird: $1830; Regular: $2335
UCSD Students: $9

Named one of jazzs future rising stars by Wynton Marsalis, pianist Christian Sands is a Steinway artist and three-time Grammy nominee. Through his abundant piano technique, Sands takes a fresh look at the entire language of jazz. Whether its stride, swing, bebop, progressive, fusion, Brazilian, or Afro-Cuban, he honors the past while providing unusual and stimulating interpretations for the present . . . and for the future. Armed with an extensive vocabulary of patterns, textures, and structures, he nonetheless maintains a strong sense of understatement, sensitivity, taste, and swinghallmarks for as long as he has been playing. Sands states, My music is about teaching the way of jazz and keeping it alive.

More Info: http://artpower.ucsd.edu/event/christian-sands/
Tickets: https://ucsdboxoffice.com/Online/seatSelect.asp?BOset::WSmap::seatmap::performance_ids=7366331E-7CD8-4503-A3D4-3A9637DAD958

RKCB w/ Opia
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Doors 8pm / Show 8pm
FREE UCSD students / $10.00 general


LA-based electronic R&B duo, RKCB (Riley Knapp and Casey Barth) met fortuitously in a class at USC and wrote their first song "Comatose" shortly thereafter. The internet soon caught wind of their skill in meshing atmospheric synth and soulful melodic vocals to create cozy, dreamy landscapes of music - leading to millions of streams on Spotify and a #1 hit on Hype Machine.

Since then the duo has participated in a wide range of collaborations and more recently followed R&B vocal powerhouse Gallant on tour. Their EP "Short Films" is out now - catch them live at The Loft after checking out their music!


Opia Bio:

Opia is a duo consisting of singer/songwriter Cole Citrenbaum and LA-based producer Colorthought. The duo met as math and physics majors at Yale University and began collaborating on different musical projects. At the top of 2016, the duo spent three weeks living out of an underground studio in New Haven, writing music for what would become Opia. Their debut release Falling instantly became a viral hit, rocketing to the top of the Spotify, Hype Machine, and SoundCloud charts. The band is currently writing music for an upcoming EP.


COMEDY UNSCRIPTED - Hosted by Professor Randy Hampton
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Doors 6:30pm / Show 7pm

Want to laugh the night away with some free stand-up comedy? Come out to The Loft and watch your fellow peers perform stand-up at COMEDY UNSCRIPTED, hosted by Professor Randy Hampton.

If you are interested in performing standup, sign up here: tinyurl.com/comedyunscripted

Randy Hampton is a Professor of Biological Sciences at UCSD. He was born just before cars evolved fins. He has been in front of audiences, classes, congregations, and courtrooms in numerous happy (and less so) circumstances for many years. It is safe to say he lives to share his worldly command of foolish excess with each and every one of you.

ACTA and ACCB Present: The Loft Takeover
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Come grab some free food and mingle with fellow transfers and commuters during Happy Hour.

Live performance by, Shots Fired, San Diego's Premier Rap Battle League.

SALES w/ Tangerine
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Doors 8pm / Show 8pm
$10.00 UCSD students / $15.00 general

SALES is the collaboration between long time friends Lauren Morgan and Jordan Shih.

The Florida indie pop duo self-released their eponymous six-track debut EP on September 22, 2014 featuring the singles renee, chinese new year, vow, and getting it on, and were named Ones to Watch by Hype Machine + BBC Radio 6 Music. So far, the songs on SALES EP have over 2.5 million streams on Soundcloud and over 6 million streams on Spotify. They have since headlined tours in the US, Canada, and Europe, selling out concerts in many major cities.

Embracing a DIY ethic, their long-awaited fifteen-track debut album, SALES LP, was self-released on April 20, 2016 along with the singles big sis, jamz, and ivy. The intimate album is an homage to their limitations with time, equipment, money, and space. Working on music tirelessly by moonlight between dead-end jobs, both the LP and EP were recorded from an apartment bedroom studio. The LP was produced, mixed, and mastered by SALES, and created under the duos as is approach to music each track explores new territory as they heavily rely on experimentation within their artistic process, whether it is switching lead guitarists, moving over to let someone else hold the mouse, recording vocals through Apple headphones (rather than the stellar SM7B), or inserting a 404 into a ballad.

The distinct sound the duo has created is minimal, yet meticulously crafted, emotive and incisive. SALES LP has caught the attention of Pitchfork, Pigeons & Planes, My Old Kentucky Blog, Crack in the Road, and many others. The addition of the SALES LP to their tiny repertoire is only the beginning of an ever-expanding sound, and a small step in a new approach to music: empowered by the digital listening experience, and completely independent of a record label.

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