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Music from the New World: “Seminario”
Nov
17
7:30 PM19:30

Music from the New World: “Seminario”

The Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra will be collaborating with four El Sistema-based music education programs: the Santa Rosa Symphony's Simply Strings program, Enriching Lives through Music (ELM) from Marin, Valley Vibes (from Sonoma), and the California Symphony's Sound Minds program. The grand finale will feature all five groups in a side-by-side performance of "Mambo" and "Somewhere" from Bernstein's "West Side Story."

For more information, visit the website.


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Fall Dance '18
Nov
29
to Dec 2

Fall Dance '18

Join SSU student dance artists as they explore, create and perform original works across a broad range of dance genres - including hip-hop, jazz, lyrical, contemporary and ballet. 

Directed by Kristen Daley * SSU Students FREE * Get tickets at the Student Center Ticket Desk or online at the Box Office website.

November 29 @ 7:30pm
November 30 @ 7:30pm
December 1 @ 2:00pm
December 1 @ 6:30pm
December 2 @ 2:00pm
December 2 @ 6:30pm
 

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Scene It Movie ft. Crazy Rich Asians
Dec
1
9:00 PM21:00

Scene It Movie ft. Crazy Rich Asians

The story follows Rachel Chu (Wu), an American-born Chinese economics professor, who travels to her boyfriend Nick's (Golding) hometown of Singapore for his best friend's wedding. Before long, his secret is out: Nick is from a family that is impossibly wealthy, he's perhaps the most eligible bachelor in Asia, and every single woman in his ultra-rarefied social class is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring her down. Starring Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh and Henry Golding.

 

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Social Justice Film and Discussion, featuring Crazy, Rich Asians
Dec
3
5:30 PM17:30

Social Justice Film and Discussion, featuring Crazy, Rich Asians

The story follows Rachel Chu (Wu), an American-born Chinese economics professor, who travels to her boyfriend Nick's (Golding) hometown of Singapore for his best friend's wedding.

Join us as we watch, enjoy FREE Pizza, and discuss the film afterwards with Ed Lee, an Asian Writer and Director. Ed will talk with us about being Asian in Hollywood, Asian representation in Hollywood and Why this particular film is so significant.


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Get Out To The Green: Navidad Mexicana with Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles
Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

Get Out To The Green: Navidad Mexicana with Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles

!Que Vivan Las Mujeres! Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles® brings the spirit of the Holidays through the historic art of mariachi to the Green Music Center. In a musical landscape where songs are often written by men, from male perspectives, Reyna has created its own history as America’s first all-female mariachi ensemble, blazing the trail for female mariachi musicians. Be one of the first to email mo.phillips@sonoma.edu for a free ticket and dessert after the show!


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Social Justice Film Series: Snowpiercer
Nov
13
5:30 PM17:30

Social Justice Film Series: Snowpiercer

Set in 2031, the entire world is frozen except for those aboard the Snowpiercer. For 17 years, the world's survivors are on a train hurtling around the globe creating their own economy and class system. Led by Curtis, a group of lower-class citizens living in squalor at the back of the train are determined to get to the front of the train and spread the wealth around. Each section of the train holds new surprises for the group who have to battle their way through. A revolution is underway.

Join us as we watch, enjoy FREE Pizza, and discuss the film afterwards.


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DIG INTO NATURE: Poetry for a Changing Landscape
Nov
11
2:00 PM14:00

DIG INTO NATURE: Poetry for a Changing Landscape

Join Sonoma County’s Poet Laureate, Maya Khosla, for an afternoon exploring the land and responding to it on the page. We will hike, reflect and share short works in a supportive environment. A special focus will be given to the surrounding natural areas now in the early stages of regeneration, which began shortly after the October 2017 fires.

To sign up, visit the Center for Environmental Inquiry website.

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40 by 40: The 40th Anniversary Exhibition
Nov
8
4:00 PM16:00

40 by 40: The 40th Anniversary Exhibition

November 9 – December 9, 2018; opening reception: Thursday, November 1, 4-6 pm, free and open to the public.

Since opening in the Art Building on the SSU campus in 1978, the University Art Gallery has organized over 200 exhibitions, published dozens of catalogues and brochures, and presented an equal number of lectures and panel discussions featuring regional, national, and internationally recognized artists.  40 by 40: The 40th Anniversary Exhibition will feature one work each by 40 significant artists whose work has been exhibited in the Art Gallery since its founding, along with displays documenting the rich—and ongoing—history of the SSU Art Gallery.  The exhibition will be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue.

Themes: modern art, contemporary art, museum and gallery practice
 

 

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Social Justice Documentary Series Featuring, Rumble
Nov
5
5:30 PM17:30

Social Justice Documentary Series Featuring, Rumble

If you love music, history and everything in between, come and watch the documentary Rumble. This documentary examines the role of Native Americans in contemporary music history and reveals how indigenous musicians helped shaped popular culture.

Join us as we watch, enjoy FREE Pizza, and discuss the film afterwards.



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Mr. BURNS: A post-electric play
Oct
31
to Nov 4

Mr. BURNS: A post-electric play

A nuclear event has destroyed all power plants and collapsed the electric grid. In the post-doomsday wasteland, ragged bands of survivors gather together for protection. Trying to forget how scared they are, they speak of anything but the tragedy, conjuring up memories of old Tv shows, pop culture, cartoons. When someone (mis)remembers a Simpsons episode (you’ll want to re-watch “Cape Feare” S5 E2), a new performance ritual is born. Mr. Burns is a bizarre, funny, bleak, and wonderful exploration of the power of storytelling and the origins of civilization.

By Anne Washburn, directed by Alexis Macnab * SSU Students FREE * Get tickets at the Student Center Ticket Desk or online at the Box Office website.

October 31 @ 7:30pm
November 1 @ 7:30pm
November 2 @ 7:30pm
November 3 @ 7:30pm
November 4 @ 7:30pm

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ASP Haunted House
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

ASP Haunted House

Ready to get your scare on? Uncover all of the cob webs to reveal the different themed rooms throughout the haunted house. Don’t be scared Seawolves, grab your friends and come out for a chilling night of frights and fun. Get ready for a fang-tastic night! 

Email any questions or accessibility concerns to ASP@Sonoma.edu by 10/9/18 and keep up with us on Instagram and Snapchat @ SSU_ASP!

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Campus MovieFest Finale
Oct
25
7:30 PM19:30

Campus MovieFest Finale

The ASP and CMF team invites YOU to walk the red carpet with the many actors, actresses, filmmakers and producers of SSU to #CampusMovieFest2018. Take a seat and feast your eyes on the cinematic masterpieces SSU students have made this year! If you’re craving some adventure, thrill, laughs, insight or romance then we got all the films here for you to see. We’ll see you there!

Email any questions or anticipated accommodations in advance of the program by  10/4/2018 to ASP@sonoma.edu and keep up with us on Instagram and Snapchat @ SSU_ASP!

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Magician Daniel Martin
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Magician Daniel Martin

Daniel Martin has quickly become one of the most in demand performers touring today. His high-energy performances are a unique fusion of exhilarating magic, psychological illusions & sarcastic improv. Daniel was recently awarded “Best Variety Artist" & "Best Male Performer" after winning the "Entertainer of the Year" award. His shows continually lead to record-breaking crowds at theaters, universities and Fortune 500 events worldwide.

 

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Scene It Movie ft. The Incredibles 2
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Scene It Movie ft. The Incredibles 2

After the events of The Incredibles (2004), Elastigirl (Helen) is sent on a mission to make supers legal again. Mr. Incredible (Bob) is left to care for Jack-Jack, Violet, and Dash. When a dangerous new threat arises, it is up to the family to neutralize the threat and save the day once again. Starring the voices of Craig T. Nelson, and Holly Hunter.
 

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ASP Open Mic Night
Oct
17
8:00 PM20:00

ASP Open Mic Night

Open Mic Nights occur every 3rd Wednesday of each month in Lobos. Sign-ups start at 7:30 PM, performances begin at 8:00 PM. Anyone and all talents that maintain a safe space for all individuals are welcome!  So come bring your friends and support your fellow Seawolves.

Email any questions or anticipated accommodations in advance of the program by 8/29/2018 to ASP@sonoma.edu and keep up with us on Instagram and Snapchat @ SSU_ASP!

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Reflections: After the Fire Exhibition Reception
Oct
17
4:00 PM16:00

Reflections: After the Fire Exhibition Reception

  • University Library Gallery (2nd Floor) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In recognition of the approaching one-year anniversary of the North Bay fires, the public is invited to celebrate the opening of the exhibit in the Sonoma State University Library Gallery titled “Reflections: After the Fire.” Through painting, photography, video and mixed media, the exhibit features the work of 21 participants documenting and reflecting on the October 2017 firestorm that destroyed roughly 5,300 homes in Sonoma County and claimed the lives of 24 people.

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ASP Presents Campus MovieFest Launch
Oct
17
12:00 PM12:00

ASP Presents Campus MovieFest Launch

Campus MovieFest (CMF) is bigger, better and back to SSU! This is YOUR chance to create a cinematic masterpiece with some of your friends with a chance to win a trip to the Cannes Film Festival plus so much more. Join the ASP and CMF Team TODAY to start your CMF experience of making the next best SSU film!

Want to get more information about CMF? Come to our info night on Wednesday, October 16th in Ballroom C from 6 – 8 PM! 

Email any questions or anticipated accommodations in advance of the program by  9/26/2018 to ASP@sonoma.edu and keep up with us on Instagram and Snapchat @ SSU_ASP!

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Movies on the Green: Disney Pixar's BRAVE
Oct
14
5:30 PM17:30

Movies on the Green: Disney Pixar's BRAVE

Bring your chairs, blankets, and picnics to our final outdoor movie of the season.
Brave is the story of Merida, the impetuous, but courageous, daughter of Scottish King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Now, Merida must discover the true meaning of courage and undo a beastly curse before it's too late.


Julie Fowlis will introduce Disney Pixar’s Brave, which features her songs. 
 

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WOYZECK
Oct
13
7:30 PM19:30

WOYZECK

Based on a true story, iconic playwright Georg Büchner tells the haunting tale of a poor soldier, Franz Woyzeck, slogging through life in provincial Germany. Desperate to support his girlfriend Marie and their child, Woyzeck earns extra money working menial jobs, including a science experiment requiring him to eat only dried peas. As his mental health deteriorates, he begins to experience apocalyptic visions. Humiliated by “The Captain”, “The Doctor” and others, Woyzeck’s frustration and resentment deepen, leading to a heinous crime.

Directed by Paul Draper * SSU Students FREE *

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WOYZECK
Oct
12
7:30 PM19:30

WOYZECK

Based on a true story, iconic playwright Georg Büchner tells the haunting tale of a poor soldier, Franz Woyzeck, slogging through life in provincial Germany. Desperate to support his girlfriend Marie and their child, Woyzeck earns extra money working menial jobs, including a science experiment requiring him to eat only dried peas. As his mental health deteriorates, he begins to experience apocalyptic visions. Humiliated by “The Captain”, “The Doctor” and others, Woyzeck’s frustration and resentment deepen, leading to a heinous crime.

Directed by Paul Draper * SSU Students FREE *

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WOYZECK
Oct
11
7:30 PM19:30

WOYZECK

Based on a true story, iconic playwright Georg Büchner tells the haunting tale of a poor soldier, Franz Woyzeck, slogging through life in provincial Germany. Desperate to support his girlfriend Marie and their child, Woyzeck earns extra money working menial jobs, including a science experiment requiring him to eat only dried peas. As his mental health deteriorates, he begins to experience apocalyptic visions. Humiliated by “The Captain”, “The Doctor” and others, Woyzeck’s frustration and resentment deepen, leading to a heinous crime. Directed by Paul Draper * SSU Students FREE *

Pre-Show Talk 6:30-7:00 PM + FREE PIZZA @ Intermission

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ASP Late Nite Art
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

ASP Late Nite Art

Want to experience an unforgettable, out of the box event that will inspire you to break through your creativity and social walls while unlocking new possibilities for great connection with other students here on campus? COME COME to Late Nite Art a lab based art workshop that will take you through an inventive, expressive, and experimental experienceASP hopes that this event will provide a space for meaningful conversations and creativity to occur, and that you walk away with a feeling of accomplishment even if art is not a forte.

Email any questions or anticipated accommodations in advance of the program by September 29 to asp.expressive@sonoma.edu and keep up with us on Instagram @ sonomastate_as!

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Spoke!
Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

Spoke!

A monthly series hosted by MC Pawze showcasing nationally recognized performance poets and musicians. October brings us featured guest Lyla June Johnston, descendant of Navajo and Cheyenne lineages. Lyla June Johnston is a musician, public speaker and internationally recognized performance poet of Diné (Navajo) and Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) lineages. Her personal mission is to grow closer to Creator by learning how to love deeper and to support and empower indigenous youth.


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ASP Tunes @ Noon ft. Ballet Folklorico de Sonoma
Oct
9
12:00 PM12:00

ASP Tunes @ Noon ft. Ballet Folklorico de Sonoma

Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with us and other organizations at this month’s Tunes @ Noon! There will be traditional dances and activities done in the Seawolf Plaza, see you there J 

Email any questions or anticipated accommodations in advance of the program by 09/18/18 to ASP@sonoma.edu and keep up with us on Instagram and Snapchat @ SSU_ASP!

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Lobovision Movie Night: Princess Diaries 1 & 2
Oct
5
5:30 PM17:30

Lobovision Movie Night: Princess Diaries 1 & 2

As we prepare for Heather Matarazzo’s lecture next week, we thought we’d show her in Princess Diaries I and II tonight!  Free Popcorn and comfy seats to the early birds. 

In Princess Diaries I, Mia Thermopolis has just found out that she is the heir apparent to the throne of Genovia. With her friends Lilly and Michael Moscovitz in tow, she tries to navigate through the rest of her sixteenth year. In the second film, Now that she is settled in Genovia, Princess Mia faces a new revelation: she is being primed for an arranged marriage to an English suitor.  Starring Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Heather Matarazzo and Chris Pine.
 

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WOYZECK
Oct
4
7:30 PM19:30

WOYZECK

Based on a true story, iconic playwright Georg Büchner tells the haunting tale of a poor soldier, Franz Woyzeck, slogging through life in provincial Germany. Desperate to support his girlfriend Marie and their child, Woyzeck earns extra money working menial jobs, including a science experiment requiring him to eat only dried peas. As his mental health deteriorates, he begins to experience apocalyptic visions. Humiliated by “The Captain”, “The Doctor” and Marie, Woyzeck’s frustration and resentment deepen, leading to a heinous crime.

Directed by Paul Draper * SSU Students FREE * Get tickets at the Student Center Ticket Desk or online at the Box Office website.

October 4 @ 7:30pm
October 5 @ 7:30pm
October 6 @ 7:30pm
October 7 @ 2:00pm
October 9 @ 10am
October 11 @ 7:30pm
October 12 @ 7:30pm
October 13 @ 7:30pm
 

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Scene It Movie ft. Solo: A Star Wars Story
Sep
29
9:00 PM21:00

Scene It Movie ft. Solo: A Star Wars Story

With the emerging demand of hyperfuel and other resources, Han Solo finds himself in the middle of a heist alongside other criminals, where they meet the likes of Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian in an adventurous situation exposing the criminal underworld. Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke and Woody Harrelson.

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Scene It Movie ft. Ocean’s 8
Sep
22
9:00 PM21:00

Scene It Movie ft. Ocean’s 8

Danny Ocean's estranged sister Debbie attempts to pul off the heist of the century at New York City's star-sudded annual Met Gala. Her first stop is to assemble the perfect all-female crew: Lou, Rose, Daphne Kluger, Nine Ball, Tammy, Amita, and Constance. Starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway.

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ASP Open Mic Night
Sep
19
8:00 PM20:00

ASP Open Mic Night

Open Mic Nights occur every 3rd Wednesday of each month in Lobos. Sign-ups start at 7:30 PM, performances begin at 8:00 PM. Anyone and all talents that maintain a safe space for all individuals are welcome!  So come bring your friends and support your fellow Seawolves.

Email any questions or anticipated accommodations in advance of the program by 8/29/2018 to ASP@sonoma.edu and keep up with us on Instagram and Snapchat @ SSU_ASP!

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Scene It Movie ft. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Sep
15
9:00 PM21:00

Scene It Movie ft. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Three years after the Jurassic World theme park was closed down, Owen and Claire return to Isla Nublar to save the dinosaurs when they learn that a once dormant volcano on the island is active and is threatening to extinguish all life there. Along the way, Owen sets out to find Blue, his lead raptor, and discovers a conspiracy that could disrupt the natural order of the entire planet. Life has found a way, again.  Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Jeff Glodblum.

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Social Justice Film Series Presents: Black Panther
Sep
10
5:00 PM17:00

Social Justice Film Series Presents: Black Panther

Join us as we watch and discuss the Social justice implications of the film Black Panther.
The Highest grossing superhero movie of all time, Black Panther follows T'Challa who, after the events of Captain America: Civil War, returns home to the isolated, technologically-advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T'Challa's mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.

Free pizza and beverages will be given out until we run out.
 

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