News Briefs: Dance auditions, free books, annual $1 plant sale


Alexis Chavez, Staff Writer

With so much happening around the City College community, The Channels would like to offer a single place for essential information, so we’ll be compiling a weekly list of current and upcoming events to keep readers up to date on campus news.

City College’s award-winning, pre-professional, touring dance company will be holding auditions for the 2023-2024 school year at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9 in room PE 113 on East Campus. According to an email sent out by Tracy Kofford, the company director, all students are welcome to audition. 

The month of May honors Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander heritage. A collection of books that describe and highlight varying AANHPI cultures and experiences can be found in the Luria Library located on West Campus. Many of the books are available in both print and online versions, and have been recommended by City College’s own AANHPI employees.

Charles Montgomery, author of “Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design,” will be discussing his book on Wednesday, May 10 at the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Campbell Hall. The Luria Library is currently giving away free copies of the book, and is hosting a book club at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 11 in library room 137. 

The Atkinson Gallery is currently presenting its Annual Student Exhibition from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays. According to the Atkinson Gallery website, the exhibition includes works in various mediums ranging from 2D design, 3D design, ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. It will remain free and available for all guests to view through Friday, May 12. 

City College’s Environmental Horticulture Department is hosting its 20th annual plant sale from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 13 at the Lifescape Garden Nursery on East Campus. Various plants including veggies, fruit trees, succulents, and wildflowers are available for purchase with prices starting at one dollar.