Playwright sets sights on Broadway for 'Blackbox'
A mist shrouds the stage, and the angled light creates shadows and mystery. It could be dawn or dusk. At center stage sits a large wooden box with a lock hung on the hasp as if ready for an escape artist to perform his act. Crates, a lamp, and other...
Tod Goldberg’s fictional crime world feels so real
On Sunday, Nov. 5 the author of “Gangsters Don’t Die” will be in conversation with authors Lee Goldberg and Susan Straight at UCR ARTS in downtown Riverside.
Halloween: Black horror films at UCR ARTS
All films are free and open to the public. Screenings run through Oct. 28.
On stage: Magic, gospel music, and an escape from enslavement
Rickerby Hinds, UCR playwright and professor, transforms the true story of Henry Box Brown’s harrowing escape from enslavement in 1849 America into a magic show in the first full production of “Blackbox,” October 5-14.
Classical repertoire celebrates Spanish, Latin American music
UC Riverside’s Orchestra has weekend performances focusing on Spanish and Latin American music, featuring soprano Patricia Caicedo. The May 20-21 concerts called “Canción con todos” (“A Song With Everyone”) are open to the public. General entrance tickets are $10; $8 for seniors and students; and $6 for children. Performances will...
Stu Krieger publishes new book, ‘Raft’
It’s a laugh-out-loud fictional novel about a family with a patriarch that suddenly woke up in the body of a penguin.
UCR Orchestra honors Black History Month with concerts this weekend
Performances also include Pedro Rubio, a Spanish virtuoso clarinetist conducting research at UCR.
KD Ganaway exhibition coming to the California Museum of Photography
UCR’s California Museum of Photography will showcase the work of King Daniel (KD) Ganaway, one of the earliest Black photographers in the U.S. The exhibition runs Feb. 25 - Aug. 6.
Primera Generación Dance Collective to perform on Saturday
The group, founded by UCR alumni, also brings in UCR, RCC, and A.B. Miller High School dancers. The event is free and open to the public.
Writers Week honors authors Percival Everett and Mike Davis
The 46th annual UC Riverside event is scheduled for Feb. 13-17. Writers Week is free and open to the public.
UCR ARTS: Christina Fernandez’s photo exhibition captures life
This is Fernandez’s first major solo museum show. The images reflect on various social issues and explores her Mexican American identity.
‘The Anxiety of Laughing’ will be screened at Dances With Films festival in June
The film was directed by UCR Professor Robin Uriel Russin and written by UCR alum Andrew Justvig.
New book by Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, ‘Look at This Blue,’ is a tough love letter to California
Poetry collection captures the author's own life, as well as many of the golden state’s overlooked truths: genocide, environmental degradation, and climate change.