Today, Jan. 8, Stanford University's department of art and art history opens a new exhibit, "Arsenal," at the Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery on campus. The show features the work of five first-year MFA students -- photography, video, sculpture and other pieces -- and will run through Feb. 10. The artists are Michael Bartalos, Galen Jackson, Eleanor Oakes, Ben Peterson and Anja Ulfeldt. A reception is planned from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10. Go to events.stanford.edu.
Film: Central Asia Film Series
As part of the free Central Asia Film Series on campus at Stanford University, the 2004 movie "Shiza," about a teenaged boy working in the underground bare-knuckle-fighting world, will be shown tonight, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. Hailing from Kazakhstan and directed by Gulshat (Guka) Omarova, the film will be shown in Building 370, Room 370. Alma Kunanbaeva of Stanford's department of anthropology, will provide an introduction and commentary. Go to events.stanford.edu.