Kei Akagi, Chancellor's Professor of music and director of jazz studies at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, will perform with the Tokyo Trio. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 21 & 22. Winifred Smith Hall. $9-$14. More: 949-824-2787.
UCI alumni, students and Anteater fans are invited to the family-friendly 2011 Homecoming Street Festival. The free event includes guest appearances by Peter the Anteater, the homecoming court and UCI coaches; a Greek village; carnival games; and live music and performances. 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22. Mesa Road, outside the Bren Events Center. The festival will be followed by the UCI men's basketball game against Long Beach State at 7 p.m.
Sir Richard Branson, the British industrialist who built the Virgin Group into more than 360 companies, will discuss Virgin Unite, a nonprofit foundation that connects people with the will to tackle tough environmental and social issues in an entrepreneurial manner. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25. UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom. Free for UCI faculty, staff and students; $10 general admission. (Branson's talk is part of the Living Peace Series; the Dalai Lama will speak at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at the Bren Events Center.)
Sculptures by Chico MacMurtrie will be on display. Powered by compressed air and controlled by computational methods, the pieces respond to viewers' movements to create the illusion of living objects. Artist's reception 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3. A family day featuring hands-on art and science projects for children will be held 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 16. Exhibit continues through May 7. Beall Center for Art + Technology. Admission is free. More: 949-824-6206.