Special Events Archive

2017-2018 Special Events

Highlights from "The Wiz"

Saturday, April 28, 2018
6:00pm — 8:00pm
World Theater

Saturday, 4/28: 6:00pm | Sunday, 4/29: 3:00pm

Admission is FREE. Parking Permit Required.

Music & Performing Arts (MPA) presents "Highlights from "The Wiz"! For questions, concerns, and accommodations please contact The World Theater at (831) 582-4580.

Langston Hughes Project by Ron McCurdy

Thursday, April 19, 2018
7:00pm — 9:00pm
World Theater

Free

A joyous multi-media concert performance,in music, spoken word, and visuals of the legendary poet's epic masterpiece. Hughes' homage to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at home and abroad at the beginning of the 1960s.

The MENding Monologues

Thursday, April 5, 2018
8:00pm — 10:00pm
World Theater

Thursday, 4/5: 8:00pm | Friday, 4/6: 8:00pm | Saturday, 4/7: 8:00pm

Students w/ Student ID: $7.00 | General Admission: $10.00

Presented by a diverse cast of all genders and sexual orientations, The Mending Monologues are a collection of comedic and dramatic pieces covering the topics of love, sexuality, masculinity, feminisim, and sexual assault and violence.

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From Beyoncé and Beyond: Music Business, Performance and Leadership

Monday, March 5, 2018
8:00pm — 9:15pm
World Theater

World Theater 5260 6th Ave. Seaside, CA 93955

Free for students ($25 Reserved Seating)

Free for students, CSUMB and the Monterey Jazz Festival are presenting saxophonist and composer Tia Fuller and percussionist, Marcie Chapa.

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Says You! - "Whole Lotta Love"

Sunday, February 18, 2018
2:00pm — 4:00pm
World Theater

General Admission: $35.00 | Premium Seating: $45.00

Take one word, add two teams, create three definitions and throw in a live audience – that’s Says You!

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The Vagina Monologues

Thursday, February 15, 2018
7:00pm — 9:00pm
World Theater

Thursday, 2/15: 7:00pm | Friday, 2/16: 7:00pm | Saturday, 2/17: 7:00pm

Students w/ Student ID: $10.00 | General Admission: $15.00

Join us at the World Theater as EMPOWER presents "The Vagina Monologues" written by Eve Ensler.

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The Performing Otters Present: "Much Ado About Nothing"

Friday, February 9, 2018
8:00pm — 10:00pm
World Theater

Friday, 2/9: 8:00pm | Saturday, 2/10: 1:00pm & 8:00pm

Students w/ Student ID: $10.00 | General Admission: $15.00

Join us at the World Theater as The Performing Otters present "Much Ado About Nothing" by William Shakespeare.

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The White Sharks of California

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
5:30pm — 7:30pm
World Theater

Reception at 5:30 p.m. - Panel discussion at 6:00 p.m. EARLY ARRIVAL RECOMMENDED.

Free

What do we know and how do we know it? Come listen to scientists discuss their approaches to studying California's iconic marine predator and the many new insights they've gleaned.

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International Education Week Keynote Address: The importance of International Education on Homeland Security

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
6:30pm — 8:00pm
World Theater

Celebrate International Education Week with a lively keynote address by Ramin Asgard, former Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to Generals Patreaeus and Mattis, covering the critical relationship between international education and Homeland Security.

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Marine Corps Jazz Orchestra at CSU Monterey Bay

Thursday, October 12, 2017
7:00pm — 8:30pm
World Theater

Free, Need to RSVP; Call (831) 582-4580 to Reserve Your Seats

Join us for an evening of music with the Marine Corps Jazz Orchestra, the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Marine Corps!

2016-2017 Special Events

"Highlights" from the Musical Grease

Saturday, April 22, 2017
6:00pm — 8:00pm
World Theater

Admission is FREE. Parking Permit Required.

Music & Performing Arts (MPA) presents "Highlights" from the Musical Grease! It's back to the 50s! For questions, concerns, and accommodations please contact The World Theater at (831) 582-4580 or worldtheater@csumb.edu.

A Race Through Time

Friday, April 7, 2017
7:00pm — 9:00pm
World Theater

General Admission - $7, Student (with ID) - $5. Parking Permit Required.

A Race Through Time is a play that focuses on African American history from the West African slave trade through the Civil Rights movement, and ending in current day America with the #BlackLivesMatter Movement.

MENding Monologues

Friday, March 31, 2017
8:00pm — 10:00pm
World Theater

General Admission - $10, Student (with ID) - $7. Parking Permit Required.

Often considered the little brother to the Vagina Monologues, The Mending Monologues are a collection of pieces covering the topics of love, sexuality, masculinity, feminism, and sexual assault and violence.

The Vagina Monologues

Friday, February 10, 2017
7:00pm — 9:00pm
World Theater

General Admission - $15, Student (with ID) - $10. Parking Permit Required.

Join us in hosting The Vagina Monologues, presented by EMPOWER. For questions, concerns, and accommodations please contact The World Theater at (831) 582-4580 or worldtheater@csumb.edu

The Department of Music and Performing Arts - 2016 Winter Concert

Sunday, December 4, 2016
3:00pm — 5:00pm
World Theater

Ring in the holiday season with The Department of Music and Performing Arts's Annual Winter Concert! Included in the performance will be the String Ensemble, Sharp Nine, The Jazz Ensemble, and the Community Wind Ensemble.

A Conversation with Luis Valdez

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
3:30pm — 5:30pm
World Theater

Join us in an event honoring the Playwright, Director, Filmmaker, Founder of El Teatro Campesino, and Founding Faculty at CSU Monterey Bay - Luis Valdez.

Ocean Candidates Forum

Thursday October 20th, 2016 6:00pm Reception 7:00pm Forum Free Event. Free Parking.

The coast of Central California has always played a critical role in both the science and policy of ocean management across the state and the nation. The nonpartisan Ocean Candidates Forum provides an unprecedented opportunity for interested stakeholders to see how candidates seeking to represent them in Washington D.C. and Sacramento handle challenging questions of marine science and policy. We are requesting questions from the public in advance of the event (MarineScienceCSUMB@gmail.com). The Forum, moderated by California’s Secretary of Natural Resources John Laird, will feature candidates competing for the US House of Representatives seat in District 20 (Lucius & Panetta) being vacated by the Honorable Sam Farr, as well as candidates for State Senate District 17 (Monning & Kain) and State Assembly District 29 (Stone & Roberts). Please join us for this free event. RSVP: CSUMB World Theater Box Office 831.582.4580 October 20th -- CSU Monterey Bay World Theater Candidate reception: 6:00 pm Forum: 7:00-9:00 pm The Forum will be available via live-stream. The event is sponsored by the James W. Rote Distinguished Professorship in Marine Science and Policy.

College of Health Sciences and Human Services Diversity Celebration Series: National Minority Heritage Month

Thursday October 6th, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm Reception Following the Presentation Free Event. Parking Permit Required.

Please join the CSUMB College of Health Sciences and Human Services in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month focusing on Community Health Workers as Catalysts for Wellness: Advancing Capacity for Promotores in the Tri-County Region. We are excited to announce our three exceptional speakers: Hector Balcazar, Phd, has extensive experience as aleader in public health education and communityoutreach. He has served as PI on several federally funded and published programs integrating promoteres and community health workers. Maria Lemus, PhD is the founding Executive Director of Visión y Compromiso, a non-profit that is committed to supporting promotores and community health workers working for Latino wellness. Carlos Ugarte, Director of Health Programs for Farmworker Justice has been on the cutting edge of immigrant health program development for decades and is known throughout the U.S. for his work in creating and supporting community health worker programs. Norma Ahedo coordinates the Promoters Program and the Strong Families Program at the Center for Community Advocacy. She is a CCA-trained neighborhood leader who served as a volunteer promotora comunitaria for her neighborhood.

2015-2016 Special Events

Department of Music & Performing Arts Spring Concert

Department of Music & Performing Arts Spring Concert

The Department of Music & Performing Arts spring concert 2016

Sunday, May 1, 2016 3:00 p.m.

The Department of Music & Performing Arts invites you to attend their 2016 Spring Concert on Sunday, May 1st, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. featuring the CSUMB Concert Band, SHARP NINE, String Ensemble, and GUITAR ENSEMBLE. Sponsored by: CSUMB Special Events Funding, The World Theater, The Department of Music and Performing Arts, and College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences. Free Admission / Parking Permit Required. For disability accommodations call 831-582-3009.

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Monterey Bay Art & Film Festival for Youth (MAFFY)

Thursday April 28, 2016 2:00 p.m.

Through innovative and inspiring art activities designed to celebrate creativity, Monterey Bay Art & Film Festival for Youth (MAFFY) brings the world of imagination to young minds. Children, youth, and professional artists will collaborate to exchange ideas and help build a culturally diverse global art community through their explorations. All screenings and events are free and open to the public.

CHSHS - National Minority Health Month Celebration

CHSHS - National Minority Health Month Celebration

College of Health Sciences and Human Services Celebrates: National Minority Health Month

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 3:00 p.m.

Please join CSUMB's College of Health Sciences and Human Services in celebration of National Minority Health Month on April 26th from 3-5pm featuring Farmworker and Immigrant Health. Los Angeles City Councilmember, and former State Senator and Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, will address needs to create health equity among our migrant population. As father of the California Dream Act and the recently passed driver's license legislation, Councilman Cedillo has paved the way for justice among our state's most vulnerable populations. Carlos Ugarte, Director of Health Programs for Farmworker Justice in Washington, DC has been on the cutting edge of immigrant health program development for decades. Known throughout the U.S. for his work in creating and supporting community health worker programs, Mr. Ugarte will share both challenges and solutions to achieve farmworker health equity. Free Event.

The MENding Monologues

The MENding Monologues

The MENding Monologues

Thursday, April 7 at 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 8 at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at 8:00 p.m.

EMPOWER and California State University, Monterey Bay presents Derek Dujardin's The MENding Monologues. Directed by Ally Macedo, Produced by Joe Meeker, Co-Produced by Danielle Danielson. ASL interpreter April 8th. Parking permit required; visit csumb.edu/parking for more info. For disability accommodations and more info regarding this event please contact Joe Meeker at jmeeker@csumb.edu.

A Night with Upright Citizens Brigade

A Night with Upright Citizens Brigade

A Night With Upright Citizens Brigade

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 8:00 p.m.

CSUMB The Performing Otters presents A Night with Upright Citizens Brigade - an improv comedy act. "The Upright Citizens Brigade is an improvisational and sketch comedy group that emerged from Chicago's ImprovOlympic in 1990. The original incarnation of the group consisted of Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh, Adam McKay, Rick Roman, Horatio Sanz, and Drew Franklin, whose picture is the UCB logo. Other early members included Neil Flynn, Armando Diaz, and Rich Fulcher." [Wikipedia] Free event. Parking permits are required. You can purchase a permit at the yellow pay station located in Lot 28.

An Evening with Kate Bornstein

An Evening with Kate Bornstein

An evening with Kate Bornstein

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 7:00 p.m.

An Evening with Kate Bornstein Celebrated transgender trailblazer Kate Bornstein has — with humor and spunk — ushered us into a world of limitless possibility through a daring re-envisionment of the gender system as we know it. Kate lives on the edge of paradox: she is not a man, and not a woman. She looks beyond the binary to see gender as both a conscious practice, and a playful journey. Join us for her talk on gender and her experiences. Parking permit required; visit csumb.edu/parking for more info. For disability accommodations and more info regarding this event please contact Valerie Grace Amoin at vamoin@csumb.edu. Free event.

Congresswoman Donna Christensen

Congresswoman Donna Christensen - The Affordable Care Act: Health, Civil Rights and Job Creation

College of Health Sciences and Human Services Celebrates: African American History Month

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 3:00 p.m.

The Affordable Care Act: Health, Civil Rights and Job Creation Congresswoman Donna Christensen has shattered the glass ceiling many times over as the first female physician in the U.S. Congress. She was highly influential in the development of the Affordable Care Act. Representative Christensen chaired the Congressional Black Caucus' Health Braintrust, which oversees and advocates for minority health issues. She also received the Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Services from the American Medical Association.

The Vagina Monologues

The Vagina Monologues

The Vagina Monologues

Thursday, February 11 at 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 12 at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, February 13 at 8:00 p.m.

The 2016 Vagina Monologues return to CSU Monterey Bay! When: February 11th, 12th, & 13th @ 8pm Where: CSUMB World Theater Tickets: $10 for Students/Veterans with ID & $15 for General Admissions Parking: All Vehicles need a Permit, Available near the Parking Lots. Directed by Annette Prieto and Produced by Mirella Leyva, the Vagina Monologues features a cast of 22 phenomenal women from all different majors, shapes, and backgrounds. Though despite their differences, they all have one thing in common, they’re all excited to say the word Vagina. The Vagina Monologues, which was first performed off­-Broadway by Ms. Ensler, dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women’s experiences. This special benefit performance for Monterey's Rape Crisis Center is presented this year as part of V­Day’s campaign to raise an awareness until the violence stops. (Warning: This show contains graphic language, as well as mature content) **This special benefit performance for Dorothy's Kitchen is presented this year as part of V­Day’s campaign to raise an awareness until the violence stops.

Fall 2015 Cinematic Arts Capstone Film Festival

Fall 2015 Cinematic Arts Capstone Film Festival

Fall 2015 Cinematic Arts Capstone Film Festival

Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Matinee Screening: Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 1 pm World Theater, 5260 6th Ave Seaside, CA 93955, USA Evening Screening: Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 6 pm World Theater, 5260 6th Ave Seaside, CA 93955, USA Cinematic Arts and Technology invites the community to attend the Fall 2015 Capstone Festival at the World Theater on December 17, 2015 at 1 pm and 6 pm. The Fall 2015 Cinematic Arts and Technology Capstone Festival features the graduating senior's films that range in genre from Sci-Fi, to drama, to comedy. These films will make you laugh, cry, and think about issues in the world around us. Each Film has been carefully handcrafted by the talented graduates, through months of pre-production, long days on set, and skillful editing, to tell their stories and commemorate their time at CSUMB. Graduating Seniors: Annette Prieto, Justin Arcilla, Vanessa De La Isla, Michael Sanders, Jessica Scrimshaw, Richard Medina II, Cody Fansler, Gabe Norwood, Anne Baker, Westley Swanson, Kaitlyn O'Brien, Nicole Peaty, Kristine Elizondo, Mariah Clark, Brianna Beavers, John Burroughs, Richard Dysart, Nicholas Goodman, Francisco Garcia Jr, Yasmin Matthews, Chelsea Amarillas, Jaeson Amarillas, Juan Cruz III, Maria Becerra, Marina Martinez, Belen Sabi, Rachael Van Bergen The event is free; no ticket or reservations required. A parking permit is required for all parking lots on campus. For more information or to request disability accommodations, contact 831-582-4580. Get driving directions and a campus map View more information about Cinematic Arts and Technology.

MPA Winter Concert 2015

MPA Winter Concert 2015

Winter concert 2015

Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

Community invited to share the season with students in the music program CSU Monterey Bay’s Music and Performing Arts Department invites the community to attend its annual winter concert at 5 p.m., December 5, in the World Theater on Sixth Avenue. Performances by: Jazz Ensemble, Strings Ensemble Chorale, Wind Ensemble, Sharp Nine, Gospel Choir, Guitar Ensemble. Sponsored by: CSUMB Special Events Funding, The World Theater, The Department of Music and Performing Arts, and College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences. The event is free; no tickets or reservations are required. Parking permit required. For more information or to request disability accommodations, call 831-582-3009. Get driving directions and a campus map. Learn more about the Music and Performing Arts program.

In An Ideal World

In An Ideal World

Noel Schwerin

In an Ideal World screening

Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

An intimate and stirring portrait of three men on the frontlines of power and race in America, In An Ideal World goes deep inside a California prison to explore — and honor — the human drama at the core of America’s locked down racial order. An immersive story told firsthand, without outside experts or narration, the film follows three men —a warden, a white separatist and a black ex-gang banger — for seven years inside Soledad prison. Over many years, John, Sam and the warden have learned how to navigate prison’s violent and deeply entrenched, racially divided culture, but now they find themselves on the cusp of potentially radical change. For the first time, a novel mixed race workshop offers inmates alternatives to violence, just as the U.S. Supreme Court rules that California must stop segregating its cells, reversing decades of official policy and upsetting the racial high wire. Free Admission.

Noel Schwerin has written, produced and directed award-winning films,including the national PBS primetime specials: BLOODLINES, which was used by the U.S. Senate, the National Association of Women Judges and the Federal Judicial Center, winning top honors at the National Association of Science Writers and the Association of Women in Communications; and the two-hour A Question of Genes, which won a special citation in CPB’s Report on Public Broadcasting and The Needs of Minority and Diverse Audiences, and is excerpted at San Jose’s TechMuseum and the American Museum of Natural History in New York. The recipient of awards and grants from the MacArthur Foundation, the Sundance Documentary Fund, the Society of Professional Journalists, the California Council for the Humanities and others, Schwerin founded the 501c(3)nonprofit educational media company, Backbone Media, in 1998.

IYA The Esselen Remember

IYA The Esselen Remember

IYA the Esselen Remember

Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

IYA The Esselen Remember is a collaboration between the Ohlone/Costanoan-Esselen Nation (OCEAN), Baktun 12, and the San Francisco International Arts Festival (SFIAF). IYA The Esselen Remember is a theatrical production that will depict the story of the Esselen by incorporating the tribe's creation myth, historical accounts depicting the Spanish Mission period, the Mexican-Californio era, and the U.S. occupation and settlement. The reading will be performed Thursday, November 19 at 7:00pm and Saturday, November 21 at 2:00pm at California State University Monterey Bay’s World Theater, on 6th Avenue. FREE ADMISSION to the public.

Monterey College of Law

Monterey College of Law

Monterey college of Law's Heisler moot court

Friday, November 13, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

A conversation about gun control and federalism in the midst of the mass shootings that plague our great nation. Join California Court of Appeal Associate Justice Adrienne Grover, Justice Richard McAdams (Ret.), and Superior Court Judge Richard Silver (Ret.) as they preside over a spirited dialogue from Monterey College of Law students, Randi Haller, Melanie Mesiroff, Tyler Wicks, and Rafael Serrano III. FREE ADMISSION. Reception following the arguments. Visit www.montereylaw.edu for more information.

A Path Appears

A Path Appears

About the Filmmaker Maro Chermayeff (Executive Producer/Director) is an award-winning filmmaker, producer, director, author, and former television executive at A&E. She is Founder and Chair of the MFA program in Social Documentary at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and partner in the production company Show of Force. Some of her extensive credits include: the award-winning four-hour PBS documentary series Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (PBS, 2012); the six-hour series Circus_(PBS, 2010); the Emmy Award-winning 10-hour series _Carrier (PBS/Nat Geo International, 2008); Emmy and Peabody Award winner Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present (HBO, 2012 and SXSW and Academy Award short list); the documentary short Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace (PBS, 2014); Mann v. Ford (HBO, 2011); Parasomnia (France 2, 2010); the multi-part series Eminent Domains (Vanity Fair online); the six-hour series Frontier House (PBS, 2002); American Masters: Juilliard (PBS, 2003); The Kindness of Strangers (HBO,1999); Role Reversal (A&E 2002); Trauma, Life in the ER (TLC, 2001) and over 15 specials for Charlie Rose.

Documentary screening of A Path Appears, episode 3: "Violence and Solutions" and panel discussion

Friday, October 23, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

California State University Monterey Bay World Theater, The Domestic Violence Coordinating Council (DVCC) Of Monterey County, and California State University Monterey Bay Police Department are partnering to host a screening of the third episode of the documentary of A Path Appears, from the creative team behind the groundbreaking series Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. The free screening of A Path Appears will be followed by a panel discussion about gender-based violence with experts Deputy District Attorney Elaine McCleaf, YWCA Executive Director Cheryl McCormick, and Monterey Rape Crisis Center Rape Prevention Educator Corrina Hatzidakis. Event schedule: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. First Screening of "A Path Appears" 5:30 - 5:40 p.m. Short Break 5:45 - 6:30 p.m. Panel Discussion (followed by light refreshments) 7:15 - 8:30 p.m. Second Screening of "A Path Appears" For any questions about this free event, contact DVCC Secretary Lauren DaSilva at lauren@mtryrapecrisis.org or (831) 771-0411. ** Parking permits are required and Campus Security Officers will be available to assist visitors with parking passes. For disability related accommodations, contact the World Theater at (831) 582-4580.

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Hispanic Heritage month celebration

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

Please join the College Health Sciences and Human Services and our sponsors in celebration of two prominent Latinas' contributions to public health. Professor Baezconde-Garbanati and Vice President Escobar will share vital information regarding successful programs and strategies to meet the health status and access needs of the Latino community. For professors bring a class, RSVP to Kaylee Rivera, MPH at 831-582-3736 or karivera@csumb.edu. Reception to follow 4:00PM - 5:00PM. Free event. Parking permit required. For disability accommodations contact: 831-582-4580.