After a rave reception at their San Diego debut at ArtPower in 2016, the Grammy-winning Harlem Quartet is bringing back its “new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing, and intelligent” (Cincinnati Enquirer).

harlem quartet

Fri | Apr 13 at 8 pm

Raised in Havana, Daymé Arocena has quickly become the voice for a new generation of talented Cuban millennials who are reimagining their African roots through a lens that filters jazz, soul, and funk.

daymé arocena

Fri | Apr 20 at 8 pm

Called “one of the wonders of world trance music” by the Los Angeles Times, Iranian singer Mamak Khadem captivates audiences by blending her roots in the ancient poetry and music of the Persian masters with a bold and revolutionary new sound.

mamak khadem

Thur | Apr 26 at 8 pm

Loosely translated as “Get Funky!” or “Work It,” Ranky Tanky is a band of South Carolina natives who keep the Gullah musical tradition alive and fresh with a repertoire of playful game songs, heartbreaking spirituals, and delicate lullabies.

ranky tanky

Fri | May 4 at 8 pm

Undoubtedly one of the rising stars of the U.K. jazz scene, acoustic-electronica trio GoGo Penguin don’t describe themselves as a jazz trio but rather as a resurgence of jazz fused with hip-hop, rock, dance, and soul.

gogo penguin

Wed | May 9 at 8 pm



Student Events

Fun for students of all ages.

K-12 Students

You are never too early to start engaging with the arts.


UC San Diego Students

UC San Diego students have incredible access to world-class artists and creativity. Events such as Master Classes, Innovator-In-Residence, UCSD Student Tickets, Internships.



Engage with creative experiences that extend past the performance.

After Parties

After select performances, celebrate with ArtPower artists at The Loft. Beverages will be available to purchase from Zanzibar.


Moderated by Molly Clark and Rebecca Webb, ArtTalks are chats with artists that offer the opportunity to learn the unexpected stories behind a work’s creation.

Bites & Beverages

Zanzibar at The Loft, offers constantly changing menu selections as well as adventurous wine and beer options to keep you comfortably satiated.

ArtPower at UC San Diego builds creative experiences in music, dance, film, exhibition and food for our collective pleasure and inspiration.

ArtPower at UC San Diego builds creative experiences in music, dance, film, exhibition and food for our collective pleasure and inspiration. We engage diverse audiences through vibrant, challenging, multi-disciplinary performances by emerging and renowned international artists.

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ArtPower member donors share our sense of joy and accomplishment in each season of ArtPower performances, events, and engagement activities. Donors also enjoy tangible benefits throughout the season, including complimentary parking, invitations to select post-performance receptions, private salons with artists, VIP events, & more!


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We love matching our supporters with meaningful giving opportunities, which is why many ArtPower events are made possible by supporters who underwrite specific performances. Without your support, these performances wouldn’t be possible. Help us continue to bring the arts to UC San Diego by sponsoring a performance today.


June 12, 2017

Subscriptions On Sale

July 17, 2017

Single Tickets On Sale