The Top: 5 Upcoming UCR Events to Check Out

Celebrate our Riverside summer at these events

One of the trails in the UC Riverside Botanic Garden

One of the trails in the UC Riverside Botanic Garden

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Each issue, we present a list of UCR staff and faculty favorites — from walking spots to gardens to events. This week, we feature five fun summer events that you can do care of UCR.
If you have a favorite spot you’d like featured or an activity you’d like to share, email lille.bose@ucr.edu

1. Botanic Gardens Twilight Tours

If you have never been in the Botanic Gardens at nightfall, this tour is a treat. The cool evening stroll showcases just how beautiful and serene the gardens are. The two twilight tours – to be held on Friday, July 25, and Friday, Aug. 15, at 6:30 p.m. — are lead by docents, last about two hours and are followed by dessert/refreshments on the patio. The cost is $7 for Friends of UCRBG Members and $10 for nonmembers, payable at the door. Reservations are required; call 951-784-6962 or email ucrbg@ucr.edu. Be sure to specify which tour you plan to attend.

2. Summer Ice Cream Cool Down

On Thursday, July 17, from noon to 2 p.m., the LGBT Resource Center will host an ice cream social at Costo Hall 245.  Staff, faculty and friends are all invited. For more information, contact Nancy Tubbs, (951) 827-2267 or nancy.tubbs@ucr.edu.

3. “100 Japanese Cameras: 1925-2014: Selections from the David Whitmire Hearst Jr. Foundation Collection
California Museum of Photography”

"100 Japanese Cameras: 1925-2014" will be at the  California Museum of Photography from  July 19 to Oct. 11, 2014.

“100 Japanese Cameras: 1925-2014″ will be at the
California Museum of Photography from
July 19 to Oct. 11, 2014.

Learn about the history of the selfie and more. From July 19 to Oct. 11, UCR ARTSblock will exhibit 100 Japanese camperas spanning a century of innovation. The reception will be held on Saturday, July 19, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, go to culvercenter.ucr.edu/Exhibition/100-Japanese-Cameras

4. Afternoon and Sunset Kayaking in Dana Point

Get out of Riverside for a day to watch the sunset at Dana Point. Set for Aug. 2, from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., all you have to do is get in a kayak and guides from the UCR Extension center will teach you the rest. For staff and faculty, the fee is $66 to $72. The fee includes gear, wetsuits, transportation, parking, and trip leaders. The sign-up deadline is on July 29. For more information, call (951) 827-5801 or email arts@ucx.ucr.edu.

5. Reception for “Figurative Languages: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection at UCR Sweeney Art Gallery”

"Figurative Languages: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection" will be at UCR Sweeney Art Gallery through Nov. 1.

“Figurative Languages: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection” will be at UCR Sweeney Art Gallery through Nov. 1.

On Saturday, July 19, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., there will be a reception for “Figurative Languages: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection at UCR Sweeney Art Gallery.” The show presents the work of Robert J. Brawley, Kent Anderson Butler, Matt Chambers, The Clayton Brothers, Neil Farber, Elizabeth Olbert, and Megan Williams. Via painting, drawing, and collage, the North American artists explore creative approaches toward the figure. The exhibit is open through Nov. 1.

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