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Saturday, July 13, 2019 (a.k.a. FIRST DAY OF CSSSA!) 4pm-8pm

Culver City, CA: 2nd Annual CSSSA Summer Smash

Please note: This event has reach capacity. We are now taking waitlist RSVPs. More info below.

Join us for our alumni celebration on the first day of CSSSA! This day is all about our alumni - food, drinks, games, and a CSSSA-exclusive screening of Spider-Man: Far From Home days after it’s released. AND we get to see it on the Sony Pictures Studio lot! Space is extremely limited so mark your calendars and RSVP early because this event is going to be SO. MUCH. FUN!


Past Events


Alumni Meet-up: Thursday, June 6th, 2019 at 5:00pm

San Francisco, CA: CSSSA @ the Exploratorium

Our first 18+ alumni event was a huge success! After grabbing some food + drinks at Grumpy’s, the CSSSA crew headed to the Exploratorium to experience over 650 mind-blowing exhibits. We listened to music through our teeth, saw reality distort in a mirror, and even got to see electrons make beautiful dance patterns!


Saturday, April 13th, 2019 Reading at 1:20pm Discussion at 3:00pm

LA Times Festival of Books, Poetry Stage, Signing Area 2

Morgan Parker is the author of "There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce," "Other People's Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night," and the recently released poetry collection"Magical Negro." Her debut young adult novel "Who Put This Song On?" is forthcoming in late 2019, and her debut book of nonfiction will be released in 2020.

Morgan will be reading from her recent collection “Magical Negro” at 1:20pm. At 3:00pm, Join Morgan Parker, Nafissa Thompson-Spires and Damon Young in a discussion of their latest books and something essential about the experience of being Black in America today.

Sunday, February 24th, 2019 5pm - 8:30pm

Old Town Pasadena, CA: 2nd Annual CSSSA Alumni Oscars Viewing Party

Another epic CSSSA Oscars party! Our 2nd Oscars party was really a night of Hollywood magic! We enjoyed delicious tacos, bottomless brownies, and plenty of good vibes. The red carpet couldn’t handle all our star-power!!


Saturday, November 10th, 2018 12pm - 5pm

Los Angeles, CA: 100% Festival at Otis College of Art and Design

CSSSA got their own booth at the Otis College of Art and Design 100% Festival. CSSSA we hosted visual and performing art workshops and gave away alumni swag! It was great to soak up sunshine at this outdoor festival!


Saturday, July 7, 2018

Berkeley, CA: A Night of Jazz and Pizza 

The Alumni Network strikes again! - with groovy tunes and delicious pizza. We got to hang with Herb Alpert, eat ALL the gourmet pizza, and settle in for an electric jazz show! Berkeley sure showed us an amazing night!


Saturday, July 7, 2018

San Francisco, CA: CSSSA Summer Smash 

For our NorCal alumni reunion, we hit the green for an indoor picnic. We crushed cornhole and connect four and added artful flair to the giant CSSSA banner. Some people event walked away with exclusive Alumni Network swag to remember us by! 


Sunday, March 4, 2018

Los Angeles, CA: Oscar Viewing Party

At this Alumni Network Event, our alum, family, and friends joined us for a night of Hollywood magic as we popped popcorn, walked the red carpet, and celebrated 2 Oscar victories for Coco (co-directed by CSSSA alum, Adrian Molina). 


Monday, November 6, 2017

Oakland, CA: Pixar Fundraiser

An evening of pure Pixar joy! We were joined by many friends of CSSSA as we danced to mariachi music, ate Mexican cuisine, and toured the beautiful Pixar Studios.