The Dartmouth Club of Los Angeles organizes a wide range of activities for our highly diverse alumni base and their families.

Reservations and cancellations to DCLA events are most easily made online by all registered users of this website. Reservations and cancellations can also be placed by email at

Reservation/Cancellation Policy

Meet and Greet and Axis Film Screening with Aisha Tyler '92

Date: Tuesday, September 26th
Time: 7:15pm - 10:00pm
Place: ArcLight Hollywood
6360 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Cost: $15.75 for Everyone (Tickets cost $15.75)

Meet actress/comedian/writer/director Aisha Tyler '92 as she screens Axis, her acclaimed feature film directorial debut, about an Irish actor trying to live down his rocky past who confronts a series of devastating events that threaten his sobriety on the morning he is set to star in a career-changing blockbuster film. Aisha will meet with Dartmouth alums and answer questions after the screening.

Current star of the long-running CBS hit TV show, Criminal Minds, the multi-talented Aisha Tyler just finished a six-year run as co-host of The Talk, the Emmy Award-winning talk show. She also voices superspy Lana Kane on F/X’s edgy hit comedy Archer and serves as host of the long-running Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Funded through a Kickstarter campaign and shot over 7 days, Axis recently won Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking from the Newport Beach Film Festival and Aisha's work on it was called a "revelation" by Screen magazine. The film stars Emmett Hughes and features Sam Rockwell, Paget Brewster, Ciaran Hinds, Thomas Gibson, Adam Rodriguez, and Kirsten Vangsness. The screening will be followed by a panel on Creative Solutions for Independent Filmmakers featuring Lowell Meyer (DP, AXIS), Vaughn Gill (producer AXIS), Emmett Hughes (actor/screenwriter, AXIS), and Moderator: Darrien Gipson (Sagindie).

RSVP REQUIRED: September 22nd

We are purchasing tickets in advance so please RSVP through DCLA and we will invoice you the tickets.


Book Signing with #1 NYT Best-selling Author Mark Bowden

Date: Wednesday, September 27th
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Place: Burbank Public Library, Buena Vista Branch
300 N. Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91505
Cost: Free for Everyone (Attendees may purchase a book onsite for autograph)

Meet #1 New York Times Best-selling author Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down. Join his presentation and secure an autograph on his new NYT best-seller Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam
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With a tale that resonates today, the New York Times bestseller HUE 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam presents not only the story of a battle, but of a pivotal moment in American history. Not since his #1 New York Times bestseller Black Hawk Down has author Mark Bowden written a book about a battle with such scope.

“This history reads as fresh as today’s news,” said Military Times in its review.  The Wall Street Journal called it “an extraordinary feat of journalism.”

HUE 1968 is one of the most heavily researched and reported accounts of combat in the Vietnam War, and one of the first to tell the story of an engagement in that war from both sides. “The Battle of Hue,” says Bowden, “becomes a lens to the entire Vietnam War: the betrayed idealism, the lies, the strategic successes and blunders, the cruelty and waste, along with the undeniable heroism and sacrifice on both sides.”

It was a twenty-four-day battle involving 20,000 combatants and resulting in over 10,000 deaths, of soldiers and civilians, making it the deadliest of the whole American War in Vietnam.

Bowden will be on tour throughout the fall to speak about the book in various venues.  For updates, visit

Additional Location: Mark will also be signing books in Pasadena, CA on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 at 7 PM at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

RSVP REQUIRED: September 27th


5th Annual Homecoming Bonfire at the Beach

Date: Saturday, October 14th
Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Place: Dockweiler State Beach
Vista del Mar at Imperial Highway, Playa del Rey, CA 90293
Cost: $10 for Member, $20 for Non-Member, $10 for Young Alum Member ($10 for Member, $20 for Non-Member, Free for Student Member, $10 for Young Alum Member)

Can’t make it back to Hanover to see the bonfire at Homecoming? No problem! We’re having our own West Coast bonfire on Dockweiler Beach. It may not be 67 tiers high, but there will be s’mores. We'll be picnicking and playing beach games before sunset, then lighting the bonfire at sunset (6:20) with s'mores soon after. 

We'll be at the picnic area north of Imperial Highway, with Dartmouth gear and the Dartmouth banner prominently displayed. A phone number will be provided to those that RSVP in case you cannot find us.

Please note that alcohol is not allowed on any LA County beaches. The police strictly enforce this rule and will give you a hefty fine, so please do not bring any alcohol to this event.  

RSVP REQUIRED: October 12th

To aid in the planning of this event, please RSVP by October 12st. Please include the first and last name, and Dartmouth class (if applicable), of each attendee. Any RSVPs after October 12st will need to bring cash or be able to Paypal/Venmo.


Dartmouth Veterans Banquet & James Wright Award Presentation

Date: Saturday, November 11th
Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Place: The Langham Boston Hotel
250 Franklin Street, Boston, MA 02110
Cost: $95-105 for Everyone, $85-95 for Young Alum Member (Ticket Cost Varies Depending on Entree Selection)

The Dartmouth Uniformed Service Alumni (DUSA), in partnership with the College, student veterans organizations, Dartmouth Army ROTC, and the Dartmouth Club of Greater Boston, cordially invite you to honor our veterans in Boston – our first Banquet outside of Hanover. The Banquet takes place one day after the Dartmouth vs. Brown football game at Fenway Park on Fri, Nov 10, 2017 as we kick off our Veterans Weekend. More Veterans Weekend Info

The Banquet includes a Cocktail Reception with Hors d'oeuvres, Three-Course Meal with Wine Pairings and Coffee/Tea, Silent Auction, and Presentations.

  • We will honor all of our veterans with a focus on our Vietnam Veterans. 
  • Keynote Speaker: President Emeritus James Wright '64A has graciously accepted our invitation
  • Presentation of the 5th Annual James Wright Award along with tributes and service awards.
  • Performances by The Sing Dynasty a capella group members Parker Banks ‘20 and Alice Bennett ’20, who have performed at the USS Arizona Pearl Harbor Memorial and The White House. 

Thanks to a generous donation by Terry Keible, in memory of her late husband Ed Keible '65, one of DUSA's beloved founding fathers, and a veterans discount by The Langham Boston, DUSA is able to provide tickets below cost. As always, Dartmouth student veterans may attend for free. 

On Keynote Speaker Dartmouth College President Emeritus James Wright ’64A: A USMC veteran and American historian, Jim is the author or editor of six published books, including Those Who Have Borne the Battle: A History of America’s Wars and Those Who Fought Them and Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War. He serves on the Boards of the Semper Fi Fund/America's Fund and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the Advisory Board of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, and the Campaign Leadership Committee for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Education Center. Full Bio on President Emeritus James Wright '64A

The winner of the 2017 James Wright Award for Distinguished Service will be determined in September 2017.  DUSA presents this award annually to an individual member of the Dartmouth community who has served in the military and who, over the course of a lifetime, has exemplified the ideals of “Service – College – Country.”

All are welcome to join as we honor our veterans on Sat, November 11, 2017 in Boston! Thank you for your support!

Ticket prices listed are for Early Bird Registration until Sept 30, 2017. Prices increase by +15% on Oct 1, 2017 and +25% on Nov 1, 2017. Ticket Sales close on Mon, Nov 6, 2017. Thank you!


DCLA Holiday Party 2017

Date: Saturday, December 2nd
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Place: The home of Peter Neumann '84 (address provided upon RSVP/payment)
Santa Monica
Cost: $35 for Member, $40 for Non-Member, Free for Student Member, $30 for Young Alum Member (Students and kids 12 and under are free. Parents and guests/siblings age 13 and over will be charged at the appropriate member/non-member rate. )

Join us for a Saturday afternoon of food, drink, merriment, and song to celebrate the holiday season at the home of Peter Neumann '84. 

Enjoy a performance by Dartmouth's The Sing Dynasty, named #1 a capella group in NH by New Hampshire Magazine with previous performances at The White House and the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor.

Please note that the cost is waived for current students! You will not receive an invoice.

RSVP REQUIRED: November 30th

To aid in the planning of this event, please RSVP by November 30th.

Upon receipt of payment, the address of the party will be provided to you.  Please note that prepayment is required to gain entry into the party.  You must pay your invoice and receive a confirming email to ensure you are on the list and will be let into the party.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

If you have any general questions or a question regarding your invoice please contact Marco Chu at

For membership status questions, please contact Michael Burbank at


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