Justin Sharlman is among the persons who have graduated from CSUEB's Theatre and Dance Department. (Photo: James Tacker)
Fall is brimming with the arts on the Hayward Campus of California State University, East Bay, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
The University Art Gallery will celebrate its 50th anniversary with an exhibition of creations by 20 members of the art faculty and staff that includes a slide show of past exhibitions.
The university's Theatre and Dance Department, also marking 50 years, will look at social consciousness, musical delight, and performance experimentation as ways to challenge students in voice, body, and spirit. In addition, the Music Department is planning to bring what department faculty members call "a dazzling" holiday performance to downtown Hayward.
First up will be the CSUEB's art faculty and staff exhibition, opening with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the University Art Gallery, on the first floor of the Art and Education Building. The exhibition will be open Wednesday, Oct. 19 through Wednesday, Nov. 23. It hours of availability will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and Saturdays, and 2 to 7 p.m. Thursdays.
Other fall productions include:
• The First Tuesdays Jazz Masterclass, with saxophonist Jerome Sabbagh, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, in Music 1055. Free admission;
• A Faculty Recital, set for noon, Thursday, Oct. 27, in Music 1055. Free admission;
• The Jazz Improv Ensembles, at noon Tuesday, Nov. 1, in Music 1039. Free admission;
• The First Tuesdays Jazz Masterclass with Latin percussionist John Santos at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in MB 1055. Free admission;
• The Chamber Winds ensemble directed by John Eros at noon Thursday, Nov. 10. Free admission;
• “The Laramie Project,” directed by A. Fajilan, at 8 p.m. Nov. 11, 12, 18, and 19, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 20 in the University Theatre. Tickets $15 general admission; $10 student/senior; and $5 CSUEB students;
• Jazz Improv Ensembles will perform, noon Tuesday, Nov. 15, and Thursday, Nov. 17, in MB 1039. Free admission;
• A String Ensemble recital, directed by Philip Santos, noon Tuesday, Nov. 22, in MB 1055. Free admission;
• The East Bay Wind Symphony, conducted by John Eros, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, in the University Theatre. Admission $7 general admission, $5 students and seniors, and free to those with a CSUEB ID;
• The Percussion Ensemble, directed by Arthur Storch, noon Tuesday, Nov. 29 in MB 1039. Free admission;
• The Jazz Fall Concert with the East Bay Jazz Orchestra, directed by Johannes Wallmann, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29 in University Theatre. Admission $7 general admission, $5 for seniors and students, and free to those with a CSUEB ID;
• A Vocal Repertory Ensemble Recital, at noon Thursday, Dec. 1 in MB 1055. Free admission;
• “Ice,” a dance extravaganza, at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, and at 2 and 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3 in the Dance Studio (PE 140). Admission $5;
• The Winter Gala, featuring the East Bay Singers, Oratorio Society, and Jazz Singers, with Buddy James, conductor, at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at All Saints Catholic Church, 22824 Second St., Hayward. Admission $7 general admission, $5 for seniors and students, and free to those with CSUEB ID. The program will include “Frostiana” by Randall Thompson, Caldwell & Ivory's "Hope for Resolution,” and “Cantique de Noël” by Adolphe-Charles Adam;
• The First Tuesdays Jazz Masterclass with guitarist Mimi Fox, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 in MB 1055. Free admission;
• “That’s Life, That’s Love, That’s Broadway,” a new musical review directed by Darryl V. Jones, at 8 p.m. Dec. 8-10, and at 2 p.m. Dec. 11 in the University Theatre. All Dec. 8 seats $5. Tickets for other shows will be $15 general admission, $10 senior/students, or $5 CSUEB students.
Tickets and information are available at csueastbay.edu/arts
Parking on campus is $2 per hour, $10 per weekday, or $5 per weekend day through parking permit machines.
CSUEB welcomes persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodation upon request. Those needing accommodation should notify event sponsor in advance.