Los Angeles ELEVATE Tour
VCU Alumni is embarking on its first international tour, and we’re coming to Los Angeles Feb. 7-9.
The tour puts our new strategic plan, ELEVATE (Expanding Leadership, Enrichment and Volunteerism for Alumni Through Engagement), in motion and brings new opportunities and programming to elevate your alumni experience. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to experience your home city like never before. RSVP for one or more events today.
Thursday, Feb. 7
Warner Bros. Studio Tour
Enjoy a private behind-the-scenes tour of Warner Bros. Studio in Burbank. Take a two-hour guided tour and then spend an hour exploring the grounds on your own. Learn more about the tour here: https://www.wbstudiotour.com/studio-tour. Parking is available on site for $12 for the day.
Location: Warner Bros. Studio, 3400 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91522
Time: 10:15 a.m.-2 p.m.
Inside the Industry: Media, Arts and Entertainment
Join us for an evening of discussion and networking from alumni industry experts in the media, arts and entertainment sector. The night includes a brief talk from panelists who serve as creative directors, senior editors and animators, fashion designers and actors followed by an open Q&A. Wrap up the evening with a meet and greet to mingle with panelists and fellow alumni in the industry. Ticket price includes event registration and one drink ticket. Cash bar available.
- Brian Roberts (B.F.A.’97/A), animator, director and producer at Dreamworks
- Chiyong Jones (M.S.’05/MC), vice president of creative at Honey
- Jason Butler Harner (B.F.A.’92/A), actor (most recently in "Ozark")
- Lauren Messiah (B.F.A.’03/A), personal stylist, author, style expert, educator and digital influencer
- Malcolm Venable (B.S.’00/MC), award-winning arts and culture journalist
Location: CBS Studio Center, 4024 Radford Ave., Studio City, CA 91604
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 8
Alumni Emeriti Society Luncheon
Alumni emeriti, those who graduated 50 or more years ago from VCU, MCV or RPI, are invited to a luncheon at the iconic Bel-Air Country Club, in the Top of the Tee Room, overlooking the beautiful golf course and downtown LA. We will have a chance to hear from VCU alumnus Brian Roberts (B.F.A.’97/A), animator, director and producer at Dreamworks. He will share some of his work, and insights to how VCU has impacted his career in the arts.
Location: Bel-Air Country Club, 10768 Bellagio Road, Los Angeles, CA 90077
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Enjoy a guided tour of OUE Skyspace Los Angeles, California’s tallest observation deck. Your ticket includes the tour, a skyslide ride, and 1 drink ticket for the mixer at the end of the tour.
Location: OUE SkySpace Los Angeles, 633 West 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: 21+ (includes 1 drink ticket): $10. Under 21: $5.
Saturday, Feb. 9
Basketball Brunch Watch Party
Cheer on your Rams as they take on A-10 rival St. Bonaventure. Enjoy a drink on us, breakfast and VCU gear to get you ready for tipoff.
Location: The Parlor, 7250 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles CA 90046
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Hollywood Hills Sunset Hike
Join fellow alumni on a 3-mile hike through Griffith Park to see a side-angle sunset view of the Hollywood sign and the scenic Santa Monica Mountains. Meet at the Griffith Observatory at 3:30 p.m., and we will begin the hike by 4 p.m. Parking is free.
Location: Hollywood Hills, 2800 E. Observatory Road, Los Angeles CA 90027
Time: 3:30-6 p.m.