The Little Mermaid in Dance

See one of your favorite childhood stories (Guys totally loved it too!) portrayed through dance and music by the SOT Repertory Dance Company, featuring ballet, modern, jazz, tap and hip-hop styles. Performed at the Bing Theatre at USC April 30-May 1. $10, $5 for USC students.

Australia Offers Work Visas to College Grads

Want to escape to Australia for a year? Australia has a special “Work and Holiday” visa program that allows American students and recent grads between the ages of 18 and 30 the opportunity to work and travel in the land down under for 12 months.

Australia is the first country the United States has come to this agreement with, in light of the dismal job opportunities on the home front. Travel agencies like STA Travel have taken note of this agreement and are offering special packages, including a ranch-hand training program and a two-day bartending boot camp. Visas can be hard to come by otherwise, so take advantage of this opportunity and apply at

Not Your Father’s Business Plan Contest

Entrepreneur Magazine and the UPS Store team up to offer a contest for undergrads to win the title of Entrepreneur of 2009. Tell them the inspiration for your great business endeavor, what makes it viable and different from everything else and how far you see it going, and you could win $2,500 to get started, plus the added bonus of publicity in Entrepreneur Magazine.

You must between 18 and 25 to enter at; you will submit an online form and video detailing your idea. An expert panel of judges will review the submissions and choose finalists. The winner will have a profile in the magazine and will receive two roundtrip tickets to anywhere in the United States, a $500 gift certificate to the UPS Store and a three-year subscription to Entrepreneur.

“Eclectic Open Mic” Night at UCLA

Wednesday, April 29, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. come and enjoy the talent of Bruin students at the Coffee House. If you’re more of a doer than an observer, stop by and sign up to grace the stage yourself!

Hollywood Magic Ball

Saturday, May 2, from 8 p.m. to midnight, learn some dance moves inspired by American musicals through the UCLA Powell Music and Dance program. No dance experience is necessary, and you can dress in costume or semi-formal/formal attire. There will be a special guest speaker, Miles Kreuger, founder and president of the Institute of the American Musical.

RSVP by Thursday, April 30, with the name and number of people in your party to (310) 206-4608. Come with your dancing feet!