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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-4PM: Check In / Registration @ Front Entrance
  • 9AM-4PM: Campus Store Pop-up Shop @ Front Entrance
  • 9AM-4PM: Weekend Lounge @ MOD LOBBY
  • 9:30-11:05AM: Screening of Alone in the Game (2018), co-directed and produced by Saturday featured forum presenter Natalie Metzger '11 @ Bijou Theater
  • 10-11:30AM: CalArts Campus Tour
  • 11:30AM-1PM: Welcome Luncheon @ Clark’s Field, with live music by Duo Meranti (ft. Chrysanthe Tan '14 & '17 and Sean Hayward '15 & '19)
  • 1:30-2:30PM: Critical Studies Art and Pedagogy Faculty and Alumni Talk @ G201/G202 with Andrew Culp, Claudia Grigg-Edo '19, Michael Leong, Sara Mameni, and Allison Yasukawa
  • 2:30-3:30PM: Drop In Meet Bailey Cool, Director of Patty Disney Center for Life + Work @ MOD Lobby
  • 3:30-5PM: CalArts Campus Tour
  • 4-5PM: 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 & Evening Check In / Registration @ Chouinard Pool, with live music by Sadubas (ft. Robin Sukhadia '07 and Clinton Patterson '07) and a performance of CITY OF GOLD, a site-specific Chouinard Pool piece by Dead Practice (ft. Scarlett Kim '18, Dylan Phillips '18, Anthony Storniolo '18, Gabriel Jimenez '18, Carolina Vargas '18, and Josephine Wang '18)
  • 7:30-8:45PM: Screening of Felix Austria! (2013), co-directed and produced by Saturday featured forum presenter Christine Beebe '05 @ Bijou Theater
  • 8-9:30PM: Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance Concert @ Sharon Disney Lund Dance Theater


  • 9AM-6PM: Check In / Registration @ Front Entrance
  • 9AM-2PM: Campus Store Pop-up Shop @ Front Entrance
  • 9AM-3PM: Weekend Lounge @ MOD LOBBY, with Continental Breakfast served from 9-11AM
  • 9-10AM: Meet Veronica Alvarez, New Director of CAP (Community Arts Partnership) @ MOD Lobby
  • 10AM-1PM: "Student-for-a-Day" Class Visits - NOTE: SATURDAY CLASS VISITS ARE FULL!
  • 10-11AM: Featured Forum 1 - Art As Activism: A Conversation with Charles Gaines @ Sharon Disney Lund Dance Theater with Charles Gaines and Michael Ned Holte
  • 11:15AM-12:15PM: Featured Forum 2 - Highway to Hadestown: the Road to the Tony Awards @ Sharon Disney Lund Dance Theater with Dale Franzen '89 and Amanda Shank '13
  • 12-4PM: Gamelan Rehearsals: Balinese and Javanese Music and Dance @A114 with Nyoman Wenten '74 and Nanik Wenten '85 & '88
  • 12:15-1:30PM: BBQ Lunch @ Clark's Field, with live music by Abby and the Myth (ft. Abby Posner '06)
  • 1:30-2:30PM: Featured Forum 3 - Producing & Directing Pioneers: Women in Film @ Sharon Disney Lund Dance Theater with Christine Beebe '05, Natalie Metzger '11, and Deborah LaVine
  • 2:45-3:45PM: Featured Forum 4 - Art of Politics @ Sharon Disney Lund Dance Theater with Ann Telnaes '85 and Mindy Johnson
  • 4:30-6PM: Alumni Reunion @ Clark's Field with live music by the Cumbia Ensemble (ft. Pablo Leñero '19, Kevin McClellan, Johnny Miguel, Emilia Moscoso, Eloy Neira '16 & '19, Susana Pineda, Diana Soto Texeira '19, and Martin Velez '16). Complimentary dinner will be provided to alumni and families/guests of alumni registrants.
  • 5-7PM: Food Truck Dinner @ E-block Bridge next to Clark's Field. Food truck fare will be available for purchase.
  • 6-8PM: 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, Betsy Rettig '12), Lauren Baba '12, Hannah Dexter '15, Milen Kirov '02 & '12, Andreas Levisianos '15, Jxel Rajchenberg '12 & '15, Tina Raymond '10, Sarah Belle Reid '15, Daniel Rosenboom '07, Chrysanthe Tan '14 & '17, Gavin Templeton '08, Jake Vossler ’04 & ’08, and James Waterman '15.
  • 8-9:30PM: Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance Concert @ Sharon Disney Lund Dance Theater

Make a Gift to CalArts and Receive Automatic Entries for Prize Drawing

For every $10 donated, you will receive an entry into a drawing for the chance to win gift cards and other 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.