$2 Classic Movie Screenings at UCLA

Jan. 22 and 23, UCLA’s USAC Campus Events Commission will screen two classic ’80s films in the Ackerman Union Grand Ballroom for only $2 a film! See The Breakfast Club Thursday night and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Friday, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Gallery 32 @ LMU’s Laband Art Gallery

Gallery 32 and Its Circle, the next exhibit at Laband, celebrates Gallery 32 and its contribution to the L.A. art scene of the 1960s and ’70s. Gallery 32 was one of the first galleries in Los Angeles to display the challenging artwork of up and coming African-American artists.

This is the first time Gallery 32 and its influence has ever been explored in depth; the exhibit features many of the actual works from Gallery 32’s three-year run, as well as work done by artists associated with the gallery that reflect the art culture of the ’60s and ’70s. Gallery 32 was a forerunner in mixing aesthetic vision with social awareness, and the exhibit curated for Laband gallery attempts to honor Gallery 32’s place in history.

Virtual LMU

LMU’s new virtual reality places it at the forefront of the virtual research world. P.R.O.S.E. project, headed by Dr. Richard Gilbert of the psychology department, has created LMU Psychology Island in the online virtual world “Second Life,” in which there is a state of the art auditorium, sculpture garden and replica of the human brain.

This semester, a course will be offered to students in which they will meet and hold class on the virtual island. Other Second Life “residents” will be able to enter the research facilities and answer questions.

LMU intends to remain at the forefront of this virtual research industry; proposed second life worlds include LMU Law Island with a virtual supreme court where students can argue cases, LMU Language Island with a replica of a European village in which students can practice foreign language skills and live, work and socialize in a foreign culture and, in accordance with LMU’s Jesuit tradition, Ecumenical Island, with a virtual church, mosque, synagogue and digital library.

Korean BBQ Taco Truck on UCLA campus

Korean BBQ fans rejoice! You’ve gotta try this staple in a whole new way – Korean BBQ tacos. They’re amazing, and come in chicken, pork, short ribs and tofu varieties, as well as burritos and specials like kimchi quesadillas!

Lucky for UCLA students, the Kogi taco truck often stops by UCLA’s campus at Landfair Avenue and Ophir Drive. Check their Twitter page to find out exactly where they are and their weekly schedule.