Weekly Picks: The Blend, Singin’ in the Rain, Monday Night Football and more



The sun sets on the third and final day of this weekends’ Coachella Music and Arts Festival on April 16, 2017 in Indio, Calif. Activists are working to fight harassment at music festivals. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Karin Abcarians

VRC: The Blend

Wednesday, 9/6

All veterans are welcomed to The Blend every Wednesday morning to talk with fellow veterans and people who know others in the military while enjoying refreshments. Take a moment out of your busy school schedule to relax and feel the love.

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Veterans Resource Center, University Student Union

Singin’ in the Rain: Film with Orchestra

Thursday, 9/7

Catch wonderful composer David Newman leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic, with a live score of Singin’ in the Rain. It’s a wonderful way to unwind on a Thursday night.

8 p.m.

$18 and higher

Hollywood Bowl

2301 N Highland Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90068

National Geographic Live: Building the Photo Ark with Joel Sartore

Friday 9/8

Check out the ever so wonderful Joel Sartore talking about his work and his current project which is called the Photo Ark, where he takes portraits of species that are disappearing.

7:30 p.m.


The Broad Stage
1310 11th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Sunstock Solar Festival

Saturday, 9/9

Enjoy indie and alternative music with plenty of food, drinks, and fun. Also, learn about how to go green and how everyone can live a healthier lifestyle.

2 p.m. – 11 p.m.


Magic Box
1933 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Beat Swap Meet

Sunday, 9/10

There will be 50 vendors and record collectors here to show off all sorts of music and vinyls for everyone. There will be events ranging from music artists, craft booths, and there will be plenty of food!

12 p.m. – 6 p.m.


Grand Park
200 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Monday Night Football

Monday, 9/11

The NFL season is beginning so grab your group of football loving friends and family and make your way to Pub Sports Grill on campus to catch a game this season. Usually, if you want to catch a game somewhere, you pay, but here you can catch a game for free. FREE! On this day, catch the Saints VS Vikings at 4:30 pm and the Chargers VS Broncos at 7:20 pm. You can also enter raffles and get discount coupons for food, while supplies last.

4 p.m. and 7:20 p.m.


Pub Sports Grill, University Student Union

VRC: After Hours Study Jam

Tuesday, 9/12

For all veterans who want a nice place to study with peace and quiet.

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.


Veterans Resource Center, University Student Union