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Weekly Events: Fall back into the groove

Photo credit: Christopher Wormald

Fall semester is back in full swing, classes have begun, coffee sales are on the rise and sleep is in decline. However, no matter what you’re doing or who you are, you need a break. So here’s a list of fun, inexpensive things to do here on campus, in LA or in the surrounding cities. Don’t forget to check back every week for a new update on what’s going down!


Wednesday September 2nd


Student Event

Happy Anniversary Creative Media Studio!

What is it: The Creative Media Studio is turning a year older, and celebrate this anniversary, CSUN will be showcasing various works that students have made ranging from: art, music, animations, videos, a whole mess of cool stuff. Go check it out, its going to be free and awesome.

Creative Media Studio, Oviatt Library, Main Floor, West Wing

3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.



Hard Edged: Geometrical Abstraction and beyond

What is it: Geometry, we must all remember taking that in middle school, or high school. Well, it DOES have a use outside of the classroom and we’ll see how at this art show showcasing several artists with a unique idea of modernism. Focused around abstract art, this show is sure to entertain the more artisticaly-inclined.

Where is it:California African American Museum 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037 213-629-2787

When is it:10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until April 24

How much is it: Free!


William Kentridge: Journey to the Moon

What is it:It sounds nice to go on a journey to the moon doesn’t it? Unfortunately this isn’t that, but the name is far from arbitrary. At this museum you’ll be able to enjoy three Films by South African artist, William Kentridge.

Where is it: The Underground Museum 3508 W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90018

When is it:2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until November 15

How much is it: Free!


Thursday September 3rd


Student Event

Comic Book Apocalypse: The Graphic World of Jack Kirby

What is it: Who around here hasn’t seen or at the very least heard of The Avengers? Who doesn’t know Wolverine’s super powers? Comic books have played a huge staple in our society and still continues to. Famed comic book artist Jack Kirby, who worked on aforementioned comics is here at CSUN to exhibit some of his work as well as his career. This started on August 24 and extends to October 10th however on Thursdays this Event is open much later than normal.

Where is it: Main Gallery

When is it: 12;00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

How much is it:Free!

Student Event

Orson Welles retrospective: Citizen Kane

What is it: Orson Welles, The producer, co-writer and main star of the “greatest movie ever made” Citizen Kane. Every thursday for the next few months, CSUN will be showing one of Orson Welles movies he stared. Citizen Kane being this week is considered by many to be the greatest movie ever. Haven’t seen it? Wondering what all the fuss is about this citizen named Kane? Come check it out! It’s free!

Where is it: Armer Screening Room (MZ100)

When is it: 7:00 p.m.

How much is it: Free!


Kate Nash Concert

What is it: If the name Kate Nash rung a bell, you know who she is and what she does, this is one of many concerts by her during her tour. Nash, being around since ’07 is still relatively new but she’s definitely gaining traction with her unique blend of indie pop/rock. If you haven’t heard of her, it’s definitely worth checking her out!

Where is it:The Echo1822 W. Sunset Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90026213-413-8200

When is it : 8:00 p.m.

How much is it: $23


Drug Cabin, The Iron Heart, Lemmo, Grace

What is it: Drug Cabin, you’ve probably never heard of them, well they’re an indie duo based here in LA. They are have a concert and you should check them out if you wanna hear something new and fresh.

Where is it:The Viper Room 8852 W. Sunset Blvd.West Hollywood, CA 90069 310-358-1881

When is it: 8:00 p.m.

How much is it :$10


Friday September 4th


Planetarium Show

Planetarium Show

What is it: Astronomy, not to be, but often times confused with Astrology. To learn and witness the beauty and massive size of our universe can be humbling to say the least. Come check out this show that will definitely make you feel small and change your perspective on the planet we live on.

When is it:7:30 p.m.

Where is it: The Planetarium

How much is it: $8


Laura Kightlinger

What is it: They say laughter is the best medicine, and in all honesty who doesn’t like to laugh? Upcoming Comedian, Laura Kightlinger is doing a few smaller gigs around town as she builds her way up to her hour-long special Straight Up Your Heart. Whether a date night, a night out with the girls/bros, or just a night to treat your self, you’ll enjoy her brand of comedy

Where is it:Trepany House at the Steve Allen Theater 4773 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027 323-666-4268

When is it: 8:00 p.m.

How much is it: $12

Art Gallery

David Hockney: Painting and Photography

What is it: Art exhibits, we here in LA just can’t enough of them can we? Not only that, with the rise of instagram and SnapChat we are falling in love with art and videos everywhere.Well, this sounds like this would be right up your alley then!This is a showing of Hockney’s passions, Photography, and painting.

Where is it L.A. Louver 45 N. Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 310-822-4955

When is it:10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. every Thu. until September 4

How much is it: Free!

Saturday September 5th


The Art of Toys: A Left Coast Retrospective of Designer Toys

What is it: Toys, we’ve all played with them growing up. We all had that rich friend who had those super nice toys that we just could never afford. Who decided to come up with the idea for expensive designer toys anyway? Good question, here at this free event they’ll take us on a ride through time to learn where all these toys came from. It’ll be a full day event of demos, art toys, and a look at designer toys and their History.

Where is it:Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) 665 W. Lancaster Blvd. Lancaster, CA 93534 661-723-6250

When is it:11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun. until September 6

How much is it: Free!


Joseph Holtzman

What is it: Californians and New Yorkers have such an odd relationship. We talk about each other all the time and yet we never visit. Well, here’s a taste of the state we all want to visit one day.A beautiful exhibition of New York-based Joseph Holtzman’s Art.

Where is it: Hammer Museum10899 Wilshire Blvd.Westwood, CA 90024 310-443-7000

When is it: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

How much is it: Free!

Sunday September 6th

Folk Art Museum

Christ Francis : Shoe Designer

What is it: We all wear shoes, but not all shoes are created equal. Some are thousands of dollars, and some are cheap hand-me-downs. However, where do the ideas for these shoes come from? Not the most mainstream of professions, Chris Francis takes us on journey of a shoe designer.

Where is it:Craft & Folk Art Museum5814 Wilshire Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90036 323-937-4230

When is it:12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

How much is it: 5$ for students!


Norbet Tadeusz: Studio

What is it: Picasso is a household name in the world we live in. Every goes through a phase where they enjoy really abstract, eccentric things. Even after we exit that phase there will always be a part of us that enjoys those things. Well here is An eccentric art gallery that will give you reason to pause and ponder and feed that part of you that enjoys the strange.

Where is it:El Segundo Museum of Art (ESMoA) 208 Main St. El Segundo, CA 90245

When is it: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

How much is it: Free!

Monday September 7th


50 for 50: Gifts on the Occasion of LACMA’s Anniversary

What is it: LACMA is one of Los Angeles’ treasures. Not-so-hidden behind a cube of lampposts we find a beautiful museum that every resident of LA should be able to say they’ve been to. This is the perfect time as well, it’s a celebration of LACMA’s 50th Anniversary, something not to be missed.

Where is it: LACMA5905 Wilshire Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90036 323-857-6000

When is it: 11:00a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Every Monday until September 30

How much is it: Free!


Dude Bro Party Massacre III

What is it: Most of you probably we’rent alive in the 80’s but we all have seen movies, videos and music of that era. Movies, especially horror we’re all hilariously bad. Dude, bro, this is a parody of the terribly scary 80’s horror films.

Where is it: Cinefamily 611 N. FairfaxLos Angeles, CA

When is it: 10:00 p.m.

How much is it: $14

Tuesday September 8th


WCCW + Craftswoman House Screening With Vega Darling

What is it: The Riot Grrl Scene, that name probably doesn’t ring a bell for most of you. This would be a good opportunity to go out and learn a little history and be entertained at the same time. This is a screening and discussion about women and L.A’s early Riot Grrrl Scene.

Where is it:Pieter 420 W. Ave. 33 Los Angeles, CA 90031

When is it:8:00 p.m.

How much is it: $5


The Recorder Was Left On, Or The Closer I Get To The End The More I Rewrite The Beginning

What is it: Yet another avenue for you to explore that side of you that craves abstract ideas and eccentric thing. Here’s A very unique art exhibition exploring many abstract concepts

Where is it:Los Angeles Contemporary Archive 2245 E Washington Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90021 213-935-0740

When is it:12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

How much is it: Free!


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