From art exhibits to concerts to events that share cultural traditions and customs, Cal State San Bernardino will open its doors to the public for a wide assortment of activities this fall.
The academic year kicks off with the first day of classes on Thursday, Sept. 20, setting the stage for cultural and sporting events that are open to the public. A brief rundown of some of the fall highlights is included below.
Oct. 1-Dec. 15. “PERSPECTIVES.” Features artists Luis G. Hernandez, David Rosales, Kathy Sosa, Gregg Stone and Linda Vallejo in an exhibition of contemporary art rich in Chicano and Latino dialogue, charged imagery, vivid color and personal stories. RAFFMA at Cal State San Bernardino. Suggested donation $3. Parking $5. Museum hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; closed Friday and Sunday. (909) 537-7373. RAFFMA website.
Music: Music Tuesdays
Oct. 2. Features CSUSB faculty violinist Danielle Cummins, with the Black Coffee Trio, performing classic works of 18th and 19th centuries. Noon, Performing Arts Recital Hall. Tickets free, but must be reserved through the music department website or (909) 537-7516. Parking $5.
Concert: Best Coast
Oct. 5. American surf pop band Best Coast. 8 p.m., Coussoulis Arena at Cal State San Bernardino. Tickets $20 for CSUSB students with I.D. and $30 for all nonstudents (service fees apply). Tickets on sale at Coussoulis Arena Box Office and all TicketMaster ticket centers. More information or charge tickets by phone at (909) 537-7360 or visit the Coussoulis Arena website. Parking $8.
Special Event: DisAbility Sports Festival
Oct. 6. Participants of all ages and abilities compete in a variety of sports. 8 a.m-3:30 p.m. Coussoulis Arena. Free registration online at at the DisAbility Sports Festival website. (909) 537-5352.
Cultural fair: San Manuel Band of Mission Indians’ Pow Wow
Oct. 12-14. Coussoulis Arena at Cal State San Bernardino. Native American tribes from throughout North America gather for exchange of cultural ideas and artifacts, to share native music and dance, and compete for “Best in Show” honors, featuring more than $250,000 in prizes for Native American song, drums and dance. Friday, Oct. 12, from 5 p.m.-midnight. Saturday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m. to midnight. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission. Parking $5. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. San Manuel Pow Wow website. (909) 452-3450.
Music: Music Tuesdays
Oct. 23. Features White Ford, Russian guitar and violin duo. Noon, Performing Arts Recital Hall. Tickets free, but must be reserved at the music department website or (909) 537-7516. Parking $5.
Comedian Aziz Ansari
Nov. 3. Aziz Ansari, who stars as Tom Heverford on popular TV show “Parks & Recreation,” performs at 8 p.m., Coussoulis Arena. Gold Circle seating $65, reserved $45, general admission $39 and CSUSB student with ID $28 (service fees apply and guests may purchase maximum of four tickets.) Parking is $10 for this event. More information or charge by phone at (909) 537-7360 or the Coussoulis Arena website.
Music: Latin Jazz Night
Nov. 8. “Caliente Salsa Night” featuring CSUSB Jazz Ensemble, dancing and dance competition. Salsa dance lesson 6:30 p.m. Live jazz 7:30 p.m. Dance contest 8:30 p.m. General admission $11, senior citizens, Salsa club members $9, CSUSB students with I.D. $6. (909) 537-7516.
Theatre: “The Trojan Women: A Love Story”
Nov. 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17 at 8 p.m., and Nov. 11 and 18 at 2 p.m. With their city in ruins, the women of Troy mourn the loss of family and civilization, while a defeated Trojan hero develops an ill-fated romance with a Carthaginian queen. By Charles Mee. Contains strong language and adult content. Barnes Theatre in Performing Arts Building. General admission $15, senior citizens, CSUSB alumni Association members, military and non-CSUSB students $12, CSUSB students with valid I.D. and children under 17 $6. Parking $5. Theatre department website. (909) 537-5884.
Theatre: “The Twisted Tales of Edgar Allan Poe”
Nov. 29, 30 at 8 p.m., Dec. 1 at 2 and 8 p.m., and Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. On Oct. 7, 1849, Edgar Allan Poe died without warning or cause, leaving us with his biggest mystery of all: How did he die? Adapted by Carol Damgen. For adults and children of all ages. Barnes Theatre in Performing Arts Building. General admission $15, senior citizens, CSUSB alumni Association members, military and non-CSUSB students $12, CSUSB students with valid I.D. and children under 17 $6. Parking $5. Theatre department website. (909) 537-5884.
For more information, contact the Cal State San Bernardino Office of Public Affairs at (909) 537-5007 and visit news.csusb.edu.