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Celebrate the Arts

Thursday, September 27th, 2018, 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Matthews Quad, near Student Services Center, UC San Diego

Free UC San Diego student-only event as part of UC San Diego Welcome Week

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4–7 PM: GIVEAWAYS & INTERACTIVE ACTIVITES by Campus Arts Departments (UC San Diego Music, UC San Diego Visual Arts, UC San Diego Theatre and Dance, UC San Diego Division of Arts & Humanities), Organizations (ArtPower at UC San Diego, La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla Symphony and Chorus, Stuart Collection), and Student Arts Organizations

4:30–8:30 PM: FREE ICE CREAM & ROOT BEER FLOATS
Check-in at the ArtPower or Box Office table to get a ticket for a free ice cream, slushie, or ice cream float from King Kream Ice Cream.

7–8:30 PM: PERFORMANCE: The Seshen

It’s always cause for celebration when there’s new music from The Seshen.”—Afropunk

The Seshen is a San Francisco–based six-piece band led by singer/lyricist Lalin St. Juste and bassist/producer Akiyoshi Ehara. Their forward-thinking sound combines synthesizers, drum machines, and live percussion to create an innovative fusion of R&B, synth-pop, and electronic music. Their unique alchemy of seemingly disparate sounds has led fans and critics alike to describe the band as defying categorization.

The Seshen’s latest release, Flames & Figures, was two years in the making and marks an evolution in their distinctive sound. Narrated by St. Juste’s lyrical stream of consciousness, Flames & Figures explores themes of femininity, power, illusion, and loss, as she draws on both her personal experiences and the world of her imagination.