Upcoming events at Cal State Fullerton

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Unless otherwise noted, all events are on the Cal State Fullerton main campus, 800 N. State College Blvd., and are free and open to the public.

Grand Central Art Center


The CSUF center is at 125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana. Exhibits are free. Information: 714-567-7233, grandcentralartcenter.com

“None of This is Real”: Through performance, installation, photographic documentation and social practice, artist-in-residence Lucas Murgida creates situations that allow audience members to experience private moments in public situations. His projects address ideas of service, perception, liberation, privacy, power and labor by using his employment — as a professional cabinetmaker, busboy, locksmith, yoga teacher and, most recently, working behind the scenes in the adult film industry — as research to inform his art. Ongoing.

“Yearning to Breathe Free”: Los Angeles artist Nery Gabriel Lemus delves into immigration through the lens of “The New Colossus,” a sonnet written by poet Emma Lazarus in 1883 to raise money for a pedestal for the Statue of Liberty. The sonnet depicts a mighty woman who lights the way for refugees and immigrants seeking shelter. Through watercolor paintings, sculptures and rugs, Lemus explores the terrain that immigrants traverse on their journey into the United States – the points of arrival and the beginning of new possible dreams. Through Sept. 16.

“Sergio De La Torre: Nuevo Dragon City”: This is the first in a series of works by artist Sergio De La Torre exploring the psyche of a seemingly invisible Chinese community living in Tijuana. The single-channel video aims to unveil this border town’s marginalized community through the lens of migrant teenagers. Through Aug. 12.

“outside the length of a room | or | diving into the blue sun”: California artist Kim Zumpfe’s site-specific installation engages with notions of safe spaces. She creates a transitional structure for control over one’s visibility: hiding, avoidance, evasion, escape and other strategies used to counteract coercive social and political relations. Zumpfe invites visitors to engage with space through a multitude of shared social gestures — lying down or resting, having tea or eating, ascending or descending. Throughout the exhibition, the artist and Grand Central Art Center will host a series of performances that directly respond to the concepts and environment of the installation space. Through Sept. 9.


The Wayward Artist presents an R-rated tale of twins separated in a galactic fight against the Empire, at Grand Central Art Center theater through July 29. (Image courtesy of the Wayward Artist)

“Twelfth Night — A Galactic Farce”:  Twins separated in a galactic fight against the Empire struggle to be reunited on a distant planet. Disguising herself as a man, the princess becomes a servant in the household of Count Hand Solo. Meanwhile, Hand Solo, smitten with princess Armadilla, seeks her royal hand in marriage. Come experience Shakespeare’s story of mistaken identity and unrequited love in a foul-mouthed, sexually charged parody. Rated R — strong adult language and content. Select dates through July 29. $15 and $25. Tickets: thewaywardartist.org

“The Show Must Go On”: A short-form comedic improv show by Best Coast Improv, The Wayward Artist’s improv group. 7:30 and 9 p.m., every first Saturday of the month through Aug. 4. Grand Central Art Center Theatre. Free, but reserve tickets at thewaywardartist.org.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute events

All events at Mackey Auditorium, Ruby Gerontology Center unless otherwise noted. Information: 657-278-2446, olli-Info@fullerton.edu or olli.fullerton.edu

History of Broadway Musicals: Learn about some of the most beloved Broadway musicals of the 1960s through 1990s. Instructor lectures, taped lectures, documentaries and short biographical clips of major Broadway composers and performers will be featured. The stories of these musicals are brought to life through the music of composers Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Kander and Ebb, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, and Mitch Leigh and Joe Darion. Wednesdays through Aug. 8. Noon-3 p.m.

Jazz Series at Florentine’s: Enjoy live jazz and hear a discussion about the history of a theme. On Aug. 4, the theme is Soulful Jazz. 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Florentine’s Grill, 102 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton. Lunch menu available.

Fall Open House: Check out OLLI or share it with friends. Visit the facilities in the Ruby Gerontology Center, view the activity booths, meet members representing classes and activities, and learn about 2018-19 programs. Light refreshments provided. Membership registration will be available. Parking is free, and the OLLI Trolley will transport visitors from the State College Parking Structure on Gymnasium Drive. 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 11.

Fullerton Arboretum events and classes

All events at the arboretum unless otherwise noted. Information: 657-278-3407

Yoga in the Garden: Lengthen, strengthen and tone your body with certified yoga instructor Sarah Starr. Bring your own yoga mat and water, and dress in layers. Beginner to intermediate. 9-10:30 a.m. every second and fourth Saturday. Register at fullertonarboretum.com/Yoga-in-the-Garden/.


Volunteers pass out beer samples during the Brews & Blues fundraiser at the Fullerton Arboretum in 2016. This year’s event is Aug. 18. (File photo by Nick Agro)


Nature tours: Meet the arboretum’s guides at the Nature Center for a tour through the garden. 10-11 a.m. July 28.

Brews & Blues in the Garden: Unlimited craft beer tastes, wine, souvenir glass and live music. 5:30-9 p.m. Aug. 18. Combination ticket includes one full-price admission ticket and one designated driver ticket. All attendees must be over 21. Register at fullertonarboretum.com/Brews-and-Blues/.


Through Aug. 19


“Cliff Cramp: Arts & Entertainment”: The art of Cliff Cramp, professor of illustration, will be on display at the Orange County Great Park through summer. The exhibit will feature his landscape paintings as well as his work for Lucasfilm/”Star Wars,” “Stranger Things,” “Lord of the Rings” and “Firefly.” The show also highlights the work of his former CSUF students. Through Aug. 19. Great Park Gallery, 6950 Maine Way, Irvine. Information: ocgp.org/arts or 949-724-6247

Aug. 4


Explore local geological history on an easy-to-moderate walk around Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary and up the Harding Truck Trail on Aug. 4. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Geology walk: Explore local geological history on this easy-to-moderate walk around the CSUF-owned sanctuary and up the Harding Truck Trail. Bud Benneman, geology instructor from Golden West College, will discuss the formation of the Santa Ana Mountains. Learn about local landforms, erosional patterns on the landscape and current faults. The program will include samples of rocks and minerals. 12:30-2 p.m. Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary, 29322 Modjeska Canyon Road, Silverado. Suitable for age 10 and up. $6. Reservation required: 714-649-2760. Information: tuckerwildlife.org

Aug. 13-16


Paul K. Chappell, an international peace educator and peace literacy director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, will speak at the Gianneschi G3X Conference at the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics. (Photo courtesy of Cal State Fullerton)

G3X Conference: Formerly the Summer School for Nonprofits, this four-day conference presented by the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics features leading industry speakers who will equip attendees to grow the social sector and lead in philanthropic endeavors. Professionals in the nonprofit and social enterprise fields can network in an atmosphere reminiscent of a TED Talk conference. Jan Masaoka, CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits, is keynote speaker. $120 for one day, $290 for the week. CSUF students and faculty get in free. Register at commerce.cashnet.com/cashneti/selfserve/BrowseCatalog.aspx

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