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Experience CalArts!

CalArts Weekend 2019 returns on Oct. 11 and 12, offering guests a number of engaging programs and performances that celebrate our diverse community.

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At-A-Glance Schedule


  • 9AM-3PM: Check In @ Front Entrance
  • 9AM-7PM: "Student-for-a-Day" Class Visits
  • 10AM: Weekend Lounge @ MOD LOBBY
  • 11AM: CalArts Campus Tour
  • 11:30AM-1PM: Welcome Luncheon @ Clark’s Field, with live music by Chrysanthe Tan '14, '17 and Sean Hayward '15, '19
  • 1:30PM: Critical Studies Art and Pedagogy Faculty & Alumni Talk @ Generator Building
  • 3:30PM: CalArts Campus Tour
  • 4PM: Artist Talk with Herb Alpert School of Music Dean and educator David Rosenboom @ G201/G202
  • 5-7PM: Dinner - Party at the Pool | Taste of Santa Clarita @ Chouinard Pool, with live music by Sadubas (ft. Robin Sukhadia '07 and Clinton Patterson '07) 
  • 8PM: Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance Concert @ Sharon Disney Lund Dance Theater


  • 9AM-3PM: Check In @ Front Entrance
  • 9-10AM: Meet Veronica Alvarez, new Director of CAP (Community Arts Partnership) @ MOD Lobby
  • 9-11AM: Continental Breakfast @ MOD LOBBY
  • 10AM:  Featured Forum 1 - *Special Guests To-Be-Announced* @ Sharon Disney Lund Dance Theater
  • 11:30AM: Featured Forum 2 - *Special Guests To-Be-Announced* @ Sharon Disney Lund Dance Theater
  • 11-3PM: Weekend Lounge @ MOD LOBBY
  • 12-4PM: Gamelan Rehearsals: Balinese & Javanese Music and Dance @A114 with Nyoman Wenten '74 & Nanik Wenten '85 & '88
  • 1-2:15PM: BBQ Lunch @ Clark's Field, with live music by Abby and the Myth (ft. Abby Posner '06)
  • 2:30PM: Featured Forum 3 - *Special Guests To-Be-Announced* @ Sharon Disney Lund Dance Theater
  • 4PM: Alumni Reunion Dinner @ Clarks Field with live music by the Cumbia Ensemble (ft. Giancarlo Arzu '19, Pablo Leñero '19, Johnny Miguel, Emilia Moscoso, Eloy Neira '16 & '19, Susana Pineda, Diana Soto Texeira '19, and Martin Velez '16)  
  • 6PM: Wild Beast Concert: Propositional Music: David Rosenboom Portrait Concert @ Wild Beast Concert Pavilion - concert celebrates and thanks Herb Alpert School of Music Dean and educator David Rosenboom. A selection of Rosenboom’s groundbreaking and globally influential works will be performed, including a new string quartet, brief alumni and faculty duets, and a composition for brainwaves, performed live. Featured artists include the Isaura String Quartet (with Emily Call '13, Madeline Falcone '13, and Betsy Rettig '12), Andreas Levisianos '15, Sarah Belle Reid '15, and James Waterman '15. Food truck fare will be available for purchase on the E-block bridge on the edge of Clark's Field.                                                        
  • 8PM: Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance Concert @ Sharon Disney Lund Dance Theater

Make a Gift to CalArts and Receive Automatic Entries into a Raffle

For every $10 donated, you will receive a raffle ticket entry for the chance to win prizes from local businesses. We appreciate the generosity of our Santa Clarita community partners! Note: A gift is NOT required to attend CalArts Weekend. Your support fuels scholarships, alumni programming, and more. Whether you make a contribution of $5, $20.19, your class year, or any amount that feels right to you, you can direct your support anywhere that is meaningful to you (ex. scholarships, visiting artists, your school, etc.) Foundations choose the institutions they fund by the percentage of alumni and other CalArtian community members who give back. The more alumni and friends of the Institute make gifts, the more likely we are to receive corporate, foundation, grant, and government support. Every dollar raised makes a difference every day. Thank you!

Hotel Information

We've partnered with two local Santa Clarita hotels to offer room blocks for CalArts Weekend 2019.

Embassy Suites by Hilton

28508 Westinghouse Place
Valencia, CA

  • Dates: Oct. 10-13, 2019
  • Type: King Bed Suite and Double Bedded Suite @ $169.00 per night. (Rates are subject to current Occupancy tax and California tourism fee.)
    • Complimentary Cooked-To-Order Breakfast Daily
    • Complimentary Evening Reception- Cocktails and Beverages 5:30PM-7:30PM-Daily
    • Complimentary On-Site Parking
  • Reservations: Call 1-800-774-1500 and mention group code ‘CAA’ or online.

Room reservations must be made by Sept. 12, 2019 at 12 a.m. 

Hyatt Regency Valencia

24500 Town Center Drive
Valencia, California 

  • Complimentary self-parking is included in room rates.
  • To make reservations, please click here
  • If you need additional assistance, please contact us at 877-803-7534 or click here to find contact information by region.