One of the university's oldest and most festive traditions, Celebrate UCI will feature games and kiddie rides, academic information, a classic car show, tram tours, the Wayzgoose festival and more. Housing, admissions, financial aid and other offices will be open to the public. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 21. Aldrich Park. Free admission and complimentary parking.
The UCI Libraries' spring exhibit, "Hope of Freedom: Project Ngoc's Decade of Dedication," will open with a talk by Manuel Gómez, vice chancellor emeritus for student affairs. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24. Langson Library, Holden Room. Free. Registration required. More: firstname.lastname@example.org or 949-824-4651.
The Claire Trevor School of the Arts will present "Mother Courage & Her Children," Bertolt Brecht's 1939 classic anti-war play in a new translation by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 27 & 28; 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29; and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 28 & 29. Experimental Media Performance Lab, Contemporary Arts Center. $11-$15. More: 949-824-2787 or online ticket office.
Jordan's Queen Noor will discuss her work in global conflict prevention. Her appearance is the fifth in the Living Peace Series, co-sponsored by the university and the Center for Living Peace, Orange County. UCI’s 2011-12 Dalai Lama Scholar, Armaan Ahmed Rowther, will be the moderator. 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2. UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom. Advance tickets have sold out but unclaimed seats will be assigned on a first come, first served basis before the event. The talk also will be streamed on the center's website.