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RSVP XX: Kinship/Being Frank, June 2-4

The Cal Poly Music Department student production ensemble RSVP will stage "RSVP XX: Kinship/Being Frank" at 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, June 2 and 4, in the Performing Arts Center Pavilion. This marks the 20th season of the transmedia series that celebrates electroacoustic diversity and compositional risk. Transmedia refers to storytelling in the digital age, weaving together separate plot threads through traditional and new media outlets. Tickets are $14. More on the event

Wind Bands' Spring Concert, June 5

The Cal Poly Music Department presents the Wind Bands' Spring Concert. Saxophonist Laura M. Kramer and composer Antonio G. Barata, both Cal Poly music faculty members, will be the guest artists at the Wind Bands Spring Concert at 8 p.m. Friday, June 5, in Harman Hall in the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center. Tickets are $12 and $14 for the public and $9 and $12 for seniors and students. More on the show

Comedian Eddie Izzard to perform at Cal Poly, June 10

On Wednesday, June 10 in the Cohan Center, Eddie Izzard will take the stage. Known for his comic presense, he takes ideas and situations and extrapolates them into bizarre tangential, absurd, and surreal comic narratives. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. More on the event


The International Conference for Graphic Arts Educators, July 5-10

The Cal Poly Graphic Communication Department will host the International Conference for Graphic Arts Educators in July to address critical issues facing the industry. The conference, from July 5-10, coincides with the 70th anniversary of graphic communication education at Cal Poly. Presentations will focus on the future of the graphic communication industry and workforce preparation. More on the conference


Jake Shimabukuro, August 15

On Saturday, August 15, Cal Poly Arts presents Jake Shimabukuro at the Cohan Center. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. and it will be a show you will not want to miss. In his young career, ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro has redefined the instrument, been declared a musical “hero” by Rolling Stone Magazine, won accolades from the wide-ranging likes of Eddie Vedder, Perez Hilton and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, wowed audiences on TV (“Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “Conan”), earned comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, and even played in front of the Queen of England. The Hawaiian superstar has become famous for his covers of such hits as the Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody, just to name a few. More on the show

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