All Upcoming Events

Carl Dobsky: Now is the Happiest Time of Your Life

Kwan Fong Gallery

Carl Dobsky’s oil paintings of the savage arena of crude and cruel human behavior are coming to the Kwan Fong Gallery in November.

The Otherworld

William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art

The Otherworld is an exhibit of visionary paintings by artists who imagine the world as another place, where alternatives to everyday reality are made manifest, and landscapes, animals and people are transformed.

MLK Week of Service
Honoring his legacy with service to our community

On Campus

Join our service opportunities benefiting local women and children of color in need of basic necessities through nonprofits Harbor House and Casa Pacifica.

American Design (Part 1): From Pilgrims to Plutocrats
Fifty and Better Winter Session

Zoom PST

This course will focus on the popular styles and design influences from the Pilgrim, Georgian, Federal, Classical Revival, Victorian and Beaux Arts eras. The course will include discussion of the various furniture styles in relation to their interior settings.

Financial Planners “Give It Twice” with a T-CRUT?
Next Gen Mentoring Forum

Zoom Webinar PST

Kathleen M. Rehl, PhD, CFP, CeFT, will discuss T-CRUT and how clients can achieve their goals and enjoy the income and estate tax savings.

Rhythm Nation: The Evolution of American Popular Music
Fifty and Better Winter Session

Zoom PST

We will examine the unique contributions of Americans to sonic culture, listen to the wider historical context of the vital elements of American culture and explore how music has been a fundamental part of the national experience.

Judaism and Christianity
Fifty and Better Winter Session

Zoom PST

This course will seek to go back in time to see the foundations of Judaism and the foundations of Christianity, acknowledging what these two faiths have in common and how they can learn from one another.

Legendary Hotels & Restaurants of Los Angeles
Fifty and Better Winter Session

Zoom PST

This course will explore the social history of our city through legendary hotels and restaurants that have attracted guests since the 1850s. We will focus on the trends and stories behind the Hollywood hot spots.

Alexandria: City of Mirages
Fifty and Better Winter Session

Online via Zoom

Ancient Alexandria had a reputation as a cosmopolitan city, one with mystique and allure that rivaled that of other great cities of the Mediterranean. In this class we will learn about the ancient — as well as modern — city.

The Long War: World War I and II
Fifty and Better Winter Session

Online via Zoom

WWI began with an act of terrorism. WWII ended with the dropping of two atomic bombs.  Though an interval of 19 years divides them, future historians will likely evaluate these global wars as one long war. This class will explore the causes, conduct and consequences of global war in the beginning of the 20th century.

British Art: In and Out of the Huntington
Fifty and Better Winter Session

HyFlex (Lundring Events Center & Online via Zoom)

This class will give an overview of the works of artists including Thomas Gainsborough, Thomas Lawrence, George Stubbs, William Hogarth and Angelica Kauffman, and of the art of Britain starting from the founding of the Royal Academy of Arts.

Black Activists in Popular Music
Fifty and Better Winter Session

HyFlex (Lundring Events Center & Online via Zoom)

This course celebrates the careers of influential Black singers and musicians who used their fame to promote equality and activism in America. Each week, different aspects of history will be profiled, including key breakthroughs for African Americans in various fields.

Why Should You Consider a Career in Financial Planning?
Next Gen Mentoring Forum

Zoom Webinar PST

Chia-Li Chien, PhD, will interview Dominique J. Henderson, Sr. CFP, who will discuss financial planning careers and share his wisdom to help financial practitioners serve clients. 

Being a Successful Latina in a German Company in the United States
Forward Together Webinar

Zoom PST

We are excited to invite Judith Sanchez Lopez, senior vice president general manager from Jafra USA, to discuss being a successful Latina in a German company in the United States.

23rd annual Nordic Spirit Symposium

Zoom PST

The 23rd annual Nordic Spirit Symposium will be a two-day virtual program of live presentations.

2022 CERF Ventura County Economic Forecast

Scherr Forum Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

This premier networking and forecast event will include an in-depth analysis of the county’s economic performance and an assessment of its economic and demographic future, plus detailed analysis and forecasts for the U.S. and California economies.

Accessibility: Make Your Work and Life More Inclusive
This Week at Hub101

Zoom PST

Learn how to make your presentations, emails and social media more accessible to those with disabilities.

Afternoon Organ Recital Series
Adan Fernandez, organ

Samuelson Chapel

This lunchtime performance will feature timeless organ music by Bach, Buxtehude, Widor and Vierne, along with improvisations on popular themes.

Contagion! "A 'Pox' On Both Your Houses"
History Lecture Series

Lundring Events Center

The COVID-19 pandemic renewed interest in the global history of infectious diseases. This year’s lecture series presented by History Department faculty and other experts focuses on different periods in world history when societies faced pandemics and their consequences.

Common Ground: Artists Reimagining Community

William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art

Although the art world is small and interconnected, sometimes it’s difficult to see the connections. This exhibit, curated by Jennifer Vanderpool, PhD, was inspired by mutual aid societies that assist community members in need.

Faculty recital
Dana Rouse, mezzo-soprano

Samuelson Chapel

Dana Rouse and friends will present "An Evening of Chamber Music,” including Vaughan Williams' Ten Blake Songs for soprano and oboe; and Landscapes, a song cycle for piano, cello, violin and soprano.

2022 San Fernando Valley Economic Forecast

Hilton Woodland Hills, 6360 Canoga Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91367

California Lutheran’s Center for Economic Research and Forecasting will provide an economic forecast specifically tailored to the San Fernando Valley.

A Conversation on Philosophy, Science and Technology
TechTalk Speaker Series

Zoom PST

Sharena Rice, PhD, neuroscientist and cybernetician, will share stories of finding purpose through combining disciplines, gathering insights that lead to innovation, and frameworks for systems thinking.

Faculty Recital
Eric Kinsley and Hui Wu, pianos, and Keum Hwa Cha, violin

Samuelson Chapel

Pianists Eric Kinsley and Hui Wu and violinist Keum Hwa Cha will present an evening of rarely performed chamber music repertoire.

Afternoon Organ Recital Series
Adan Fernandez, organ

Samuelson Chapel

This lunchtime performance will feature timeless organ music by Bach, Buxtehude, Widor and Vierne, along with improvisations on popular themes.

Contagion! “The First Modern Pandemic: Spanish Influenza”
History Lecture Series

Lundring Events Center

The COVID-19 pandemic renewed interest in the global history of infectious diseases. This year’s lecture series presented by History Department faculty and other experts focuses on different periods in world history when societies faced pandemics and their consequences.

Franzen Organ Recital
Daryl Robinson

Samuelson Chapel

Daryl Robinson, assistant professor and director of organ studies at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music, will perform works from the 16th through 21st centuries, from German to French classical, and music commissioned by him.

Look Who’s Back
Foreign film

Richter Hall

In the 2015 German film Look Who’s Back, Adolf Hitler wakes up in the 21st century. He quickly gains media attention, and although Germany finds him hilarious and charming, Hitler makes some serious observations about society. 

Faculty Recital
Cellist Yoshika Masuda with guest pianist Hyejin Kim

Samuelson Chapel

The duo will perform works for cello and piano written by female composers, with compositions spanning 250 years.

 

National Poetry Month Celebration
Guest Writer Series

William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art

Celebrate National Poetry Month by joining CLU professor emeritus of art Larkin Higgins and CLU professor of English Jacqueline Lyons for a poetry reading and audience Q&A.

 

“Cabeza de Vaca and the Problem of Early Encounters”
History Lecture Series

Ullman Conference Center 100/101

Andrés Reséndez, a professor of history at UC Davis, will address the earliest sustained European exploration of large areas that become the United States, a venture that turned out to be an unmitigated disaster. 

CLU Music Student Showcase

Samuelson Chapel

The Music Department is proud to present a concert featuring some of the university's most talented musicians in an eclectic array of solo and chamber music performances.

Areté Vocal Ensemble
A Tribute to Stephen Sondheim (1930-2021)

Samuelson Chapel

Areté concludes its 13th season with A Tribute to Stephen Sondheim.

Contagion! “COVID-19 and the Effectiveness of Our Response”
History Lecture Series

Lundring Events Center

The COVID-19 pandemic renewed interest in the global history of infectious diseases. This year’s lecture series presented by History Department faculty and other experts focuses on different periods in world history when societies faced pandemics and their consequences.

Senior Art Exhibit 2022
Transformations

William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art

This year’s graduating art majors, who work in a variety of artistic media, seek to explore these diverse manifestations in their work.

CLUFest 2022
Multiverse

William Rolland Art Center

Senior multimedia students will transform areas of the Art Center into different worlds, incorporating digital work from submissions across the disciplines.

Spring Choral Concert
Cal Lutheran Choir and Women’s Chorale

Samuelson Chapel

The Cal Lutheran Choir and Women’s Chorale present their annual spring concert, featuring an eclectic program of exciting and innovative choral music.

Festival of Scholars
Student Project Showcase

Cal Lutheran main campus

The Festival of Scholars showcases projects by undergraduate and graduate students at Cal Lutheran. 

University String Symphony
Yoshika Masuda, conductor

Samuelson Chapel

The University String Symphony will perform beautiful, captivating works from the versatile repertoire for strings. 

A Midsemester Prom Night's Dream
Spring Mainstage Musical

Preus-Brandt Forum

In this rock ’n’ roll adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, presented by the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance. Written and directed by Ken Gardner

Spring Concert
Wind Ensemble

Samuelson Chapel

The Wind Ensemble, featuring woodwind, brass and percussion conducted by Michael D. Hart, will perform a varied and exciting program.

Mariachi Concert
Cal Lutheran Mariachi Ensemble

Samuelson Chapel

The Cal Lutheran Mariachi Ensemble, led by Rocio Marrón, will perform classic songs from the mariachi repertoire. 

Jazz Collective
Student Ensemble

Preus-Brandt Forum

Student performers in the Jazz Collective, conducted by Uziel Colón, will play standards and modern classics.

 

Afternoon Organ Recital Series
Adan Fernandez, organ

Samuelson Chapel

This lunchtime performance will feature timeless organ music by Bach, Buxtehude, Widor and Vierne, along with improvisations on popular themes.

45th Scandinavian Festival

Buth Park

The 45th festival of Nordic cultures, the largest such event in Southern California, features music, dancing, cooking and craft demonstrations, specialty Nordic craft vendors, and activities for people of all ages.

 

25th Annual Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival
"As You Like It"

Kingsmen Park

Fridays through Sundays at 8 p.m., July 1-3, July 8-10, July 15-17

One of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, As You Like It delivers a wild romantic comedy that plays with gender roles, politics and nature.

Festival grounds open at 5:30 p.m. for pre-show picnicking and entertainment.

25th Annual Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival
“Macbeth”

Kingsmen Park

Fridays through Sundays at 8 p.m., July 22-24, July 29-31, Aug 5-7

Macbeth will bring together sweeping battles, sardonic wit, occult mysteries and sublime poetry in a masterful tale of ruthless ambition — brought to life under the stars for Kingsmen’s 25th anniversary season.

Festival grounds open at 5:30 p.m. for pre-show picnicking and entertainment.

Luther in California!

California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California

The 14th International Congress for Luther Research will meet Aug. 14-19, 2022, at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. This academic congress has met since 1956, and this time will be hosted in California.

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