An expert player on the banjo, guitar, harmonica, jug, percussion, quills, fife and rhythm bones, Dom Flemons is a true modern Songster, engaging audiences from the green Carolinas to the ruddy Southwest with personalized interpretations of folk, blues, early jazz and rock, country, and original material.

Dom Flemons
The American Songster

Wed | Feb 3 at 7 pm

Virtual Event

Hosted by Corey Harris, along with Cedric Watson, True Blues chronicles the extraordinary living culture of the blues in an evening of music and conversation.

Corey Harris
& Cedric Watson
True Blues

Wed | Feb 17 at 7 pm

Virtual Event

More than a biography, ​A Handful of Earth, a Handful of Sky​ is a collection of ideas about how a writer looks, listens, and breathes—how to ​be​ in the world. This book is about the creative process, but not on the page; its canvas is much larger.

A Handful of Earth,
Handful of Sky:
The World of
Octavia E. Butler
A conversation with
Author Lynell George

Wed | Feb 10 at 7 pm

Virtual Event

In June 2016, playwright Emily Steel had a termination at 19 weeks after her baby was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Come sit by the (virtual) pool, put your feet in the water, and listen to her story.

Emily Steel
19 Weeks

Fri | Mar 5 at 7 pm

Virtual Event




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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.


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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 presents performing arts that engage, energize, and transform the diverse cultural life of the university and San Diego.

Through vibrant, challenging, multi-disciplinary performances, ArtPower seeks to develop more empathetic students and community members who are better prepared to engage in the world around them through their participation in high-energy artistic, educational, and engagement programs that broaden thinking and awareness, deepen understanding, and encourage new dialogues across UC San Diego and the community.

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