Weekly calendar of events at CSUN

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Perla Palacios, 21, Recreation & Tourism Management junior, right, help a student pour sand into the bag at the USU Grand Salon on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 in Northridge, Calif. (File Photo / David Hawkins / The Sundial)

Brandon Jauregui

Monday, Feb. 1

Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race

This Black History Month event will feature a documentary and panel discussion, covering the story of Tom Bradley, the first African American mayor to be elected in a major city in the United States. The movie covers issues such as police brutality in minority communities and the challenges of police reform. The event, which will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Armer Theatre, is free of charge. Communication services, such as sign language interpreters and note takers, will also be available.

Monday, Feb. 1

Pride Center’s LGBTQ “Peer Mentor Online Chat”

Enjoy a free, confidential and secure online chat with the Pride Center’s peer mentors. If you’re just coming out and want support from the LGBTQ community, this is the place to go. This is a free event, which occurs from 7 to 9 p.m. in the University Student Union Pride Center.

Tuesday, Feb. 2

“Tuesday Talks” in the Pride Center

CSUN provides an alternate way to grow within the LGBTQ community with their weekly “Tuesday Talks.” Come and connect with other students in the University Student Union Pride Center at 7 p.m. Chats cover several topics, including gender identity, bisexuality and coming out. Cost is free.

Tuesday, Feb. 2

Games Room “Billiards and Table Tennis Tournaments”

Love to compete? The University Student Union Games Room hosts a billiards and table tennis tournament every first Tuesday of the month. Come join your fellow students for a night in the University Student Union Games Room at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday evening. All games are free.

Feb. 2

Black History Matters: Keynote Speaker Dr. Josh Sides

Dr. Josh Sides, a professor of history and the author of L.A. City Limits: African Los Angeles from the Great Depression to the Present, will talk about how South Central Los Angeles became the center of black Los Angeles during much of the 20th century in an hour and a half long discussion. This event will take place from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Oviatt Library Ferman Presentation Room and is free of charge.

Tuesday, Feb. 2

Sistahood & Black Male Initiative: “She Say, He Say!”

Sistahood is a gathering for black female students held every month. This month’s event will feature guest speakers Ms. Tiffany Shanks, and Pastor Andrea Humphrey from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the University Student Union Flintridge Room. The event helps women experience a sense of belonging, where they can grow and learn together. This event is free of cost.

Wednesday, Feb. 3

Black History Matters: Keynote Speaker Dr. Josh Sides

Come join Dr. Josh Sides, a professor of history and author of L.A. City Limits: African American Los Angeles from the Great Depression to the Present, for a discussion on South Central Los Angeles and how it became the center of black Los Angeles during much of the 20th center. It will also cover how the recent Latin Americanization of South Central foreshadows great regional demographic shifts. The event will occur from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Oviatt Library Ferman Presentation Room and is free of charge, although parking costs $6.

Wednesday, Feb. 3

The Blend…at the VRC

Every Wednesday the Veterans Resource Center invites those with military connections to come enjoy some light refreshments and chat with other veterans and CSUN students in the military. Come join from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the University Student Union Veterans Resource Center. This event is free.

Wednesday, Feb. 3

LA Nights: Clippers vs. Timberwolves

Come enjoy a fun night of basketball with other CSUN students at the PUB Sports Grill on campus. The first 100 students will receive $2 coupons, and you can also enter the halftime raffle for a chance to win some cool gear. This event, which is free to all students, will take place at PUB Sports Grill in the University Student Union at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 3

“Cultivating Mindfulness” at the Oasis Wellness Center

Oasis Wellness Center will be hosting a workshop called “Cultivating Mindfulness,” which aims to teach you meditation techniques that will help you gain a more relaxed, stress-free life. The workshop is free to all CSUN students from 12 – 1 p.m. in the Serenity/Vitality Meeting Room, located in the Oasis Wellness Center.

Wednesday, Feb. 3

Let’s Beat Test Anxiety Workshops

Dr. Saimir Thano of University Counseling Services will lead a workshop, which teaches ways to manage and improve your anxiety when it comes to test taking. The event takes place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Oasis Wellness Center and is free of charge for all students on campus.

Wednesday, Feb. 3

Art Therapy at the Oasis: Contemplation Painting

The Oasis Wellness Center will hold a free workshop, which uses painting to improve your stress levels, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. The event is held every Wednesday, and registration begins 24 hours before the class date. Cost of the workshop is free for all students.

Thursday, Feb. 4

“What’s Trending in Nutrition” Workshop

Take part in a workshop, which covers nutritional trends by the university’s registered dietitian and nutrition expert from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Oasis Wellness Center. The one hour-long workshop will cover several topics, including the Paleo diet, gluten-free foods, juicing, coconut, veganism and much more. Cost is free.

Thursday, Feb. 4

Noontime Concerts

Come enjoy some great tunes, from rock to pop and classical to hip hop, by local artists every week in the Plaza del Sol at the University Student Union. This event will take place from 12 to 1 p.m. and is free to all CSUN students.

Thursday, Feb. 4

“Women to Women” Discussion Group hosted by the VRC

Enjoy some light refreshments, while taking part in some group discussions with other military connected women and veterans on campus. The event is free to all students at CSUN and will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the University Student Union Altadena Room.

Thursday, Feb. 4

“LGBTQ Coffee Nights” at the Pride Center

Come meet some new people within the LGBTQ community and enjoy some free coffee at the Pride Center, located in the University Student Union. All CSUN students can participate free of charge from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday night.

Thursday, Feb. 4

“Neon Nights” in the Games Room

Come enjoy some free food and gaming with other CSUN students at the Games Room in the University Student Union. A live DJ will also be present for a throwback ‘80s Valentine’s Bash. This event will occur from 8 to 10 p.m. in the University Student Union Games Room and is free to all students.

Thursday, Feb. 4

Ivan’s Childhood

The film, which is 95 minutes in length, covers Andrei Tarkovsky and his childhood. The movie shoeing will take place at 7 p.m. in Armer Theater (MZ100) and is free of charge.

Thursday, Feb. 4

CSUN Symphony Orchestra / John Roscigno, conductor

CSUN will put on a concert titled, “Music of America.” The concert will include music from Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland, Slava by Leonard Bernstein, and Cuban Overture by George Gershwin. The event takes place at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) in the Plaza del Sol Performance Hall and tickets range from $7 to $15.