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

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"Don't Hug Me, We're Family" - A World Premiere Musical Comedy written by Phil Olson '79

Date: Friday, March 16th - Sunday, March 25th
Time: 8:00pm - 2:00pm
Place: T.U. Studios
Cost: $12 for Everyone (Use code: MOOSE to get tickets for 50% off)

Dartmouth alums and friends can use CODE: MOOSE to get half off tickets at

The next two Sundays are sold out, but we still have tickets available for this Friday & Saturday, and next Friday & Saturday.

Don’t Hug Me, We’re Family is by the authors of the popular Don’t Hug Me musical comedy series that have had over 200 productions around the U.S. and Canada.

Synopsis: Two fish-out-of-water Brooklyn Italians visit a north woods Minnesota town and change the lives of the locals.

Set in a little north woods Minnesota town, the host of a radio show devoted entirely to ice fishing loses his only advertiser while his wife, a popular host of a book show, has a lot of advertisers, putting the competitive couple at odds. Their marital problems are compounded when two, fish-out-of-water, Brooklyn Italians come to the rural Minnesota town, buy the radio station, and turn everything upside down.

Featuring 14 original songs and 12 north woods radio jingles.

It's "Fargo" meets "My Cousin Vinny" 
(without the blood or the trial lawyers)

Book & Lyrics by Phil Olson, Dartmouth '79
Music by Paul Olson

Phil Olson has written 15 published plays that have had 400 productions around the world. He's also sold two screenplays and script doctored three screenplays that were produced.


Dartmouth Baseball in Southern California

Date: Saturday, March 17th - Saturday, March 24th
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Place: Various
Hardt Field, 9001 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93311
Cost: Free for Everyone (Free)

Dartmouth Baseball is headed to Southern California! This spring break the team will be in the Santa Barbara and Bakersfield area from March 14th to March 24th and will play games at UC Santa Barbara, CSU Bakersfield and Cal Poly.  Come out and support Dartmouth Baseball as they take on UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday, March 14th at 3pm, CSU Bakersfield on Saturday, March 17th at 6pm and Sunday, March 18th at noon, and Cal Poly on Saturday, March 24th at noon. Many members of the team originate from California, so help their families cheer them on. We hope you will be able to join them! Go Big Green!!

The full schedule can be found at the following link (times EST): Schedule



Women In Television Salon featuring the brightest minds changing TV

Date: Sunday, March 18th
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Place: The District by Hannah An
8722 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Cost: $30 for Everyone

IVY Entertainment's first Women in Television Salon celebrates Women's History Month featuring the brightest minds changing the television landscape and discussing the most relevant topics of the year at The District by Hannah An in Beverly Hills.  The salon will also include an exclusive power networking opportunity for guests and panelists.


Morenike Balogun '03 (Writer, ABC's "How To Get Away With Murder" / Business Affairs, NBC & Fox)
Morenike Balogun is a television writer for ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder."  Born in Nigeria, Morenike is a graduate of Dartmouth College and received her JD from the University of San Diego before passing the California bar and becoming a licensed attorney.  She went on to work in Business Affairs at NBC and Fox.  While working at Fox she launched her TV writing career with NBC's "Crisis" and ABC's "Last Resort" before writing for ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder." 

Anna-Kay Thomas '12 (NBC's "Steve" Hosted By Steve Harvey & VH1 Reporter)
Anna-Kay graduated from Dartmouth with a degree in Neuroscience before moving to New York to pursue TV Hosting. After years of working to break into the industry, Anna-Kay won a 2014 national VH1 competition to be a reporter alongside Nick Lachey. She has since hosted and co-produced several digital shows for Condé Nast, including her popular "Bachelorette Recap" series. She's covered The GRAMMYs, The Oscars and The Tony Awards for Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter and also writes for HuffPost and Penguin Random House. She currently works on Steve Harvey's new talk show "STEVE" as on-camera talent. Anna-Kay is also proud to serve as Co-President of the Dartmouth Alumni in Entertainment & Media Association (DAEMA). 

Blair Tindall (Memoir Writer & Musician, Amazon's "Mozart In The Jungle")
Grammy-nominated oboist Blair Tindall penned Mozart in the Jungle, now an Amazon Studios comedy series of the same name winning two Golden Globes, an Emmy, and a Director’s Guild Award. In addition writing for such publications as The New York Times, she enjoys a musical career ranging from the classical stage of Carnegie Hall to the late-night ambiance of New York's famed Blue Note Jazz Club. A busy classical artist, Blair has appeared both at home and abroad with the New York Philharmonic and its fifteen-member chamber ensemble and has played principal oboe with the New York Philharmonic. Blair holds degrees from Manhattan School of Music, Columbia University (business) and Stanford University (communication), and has taught music and journalism at UC-Berkeley, Stanford, and Mills College. She is signed as a writer and speaker with The Gersh Agency.

Mercedes Young (Actress, Bravo's "To Rome for Love")
Mercedes Young is an actress, model, author, content creator currently starring in Bravo's To Rome for Love and best known for her role in 2-Headed Shark Attack starring alongside Carmen Electra and Brooke Hogan. Mercedes was is in other films from Straight Outta Compton to Think Like a Man Too as well as television shows such as Comedy Central's Tosh.0, Discovery Channel's Married with Secrets and Lifetime's My Crazy Ex.  Mercedes is also a successful entrepreneur and author of the children’s book, Look at All the Things My Hair Can Do. Mercedes is also an upcoming tv showrunner and creator with her first semi-autobiographical TV series in development.

Nina Ameri (Entertainment Attorney, ONE LLP)
Nina Ameri is an entertainment attorney and Partner at One LLP.  Mrs. Ameri represents independent film producers, production companies, writers, actors, and directors in a variety of transactions ranging from: acquisition of intellectual property and life story rights, corporate formation, talent agreements, writer agreements, producer agreements, director agreements, music licensing agreements for independent motion pictures, sales agency and distribution agreements.  As a Los Angeles native, Mrs. Ameri has many relationships within the sphere of entertainment, media, finance and law which are valuable resources for entertainment clients in assisting them with the development, financing and distribution of their projects.

Donna Budica (dBu & CAA)
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School with a degree in finance and an MBA in Media and Entertainment Marketing from USC, Donna went on to work at CAA in Motion Picture Lit and Talent with A-list writers, directors, and talent including James Cameron, Guy Ritchie, Hugh Grant, and Sandra Bullock. She went on to work at Atom Factory who represented musicians including Lady Gaga, John Legend, and Miguel. As a strategy and influencer marketing consultant, she consulted for brands such as Bacardi, Samsung, Spotify, and Airbnb. Most recently, Donna launched dBu Creatives, a full service entertainment firm focused on artist/talent management, creative, strategic, marketing consulting, and philanthropy.

Lorraine D'Alessio (Attorney / CEO, D'Alessio Law Group)
Lorraine D’Alessio is the Founding Partner and CEO of D'Alessio Law Group, a global corporate and immigration law firm specializing in technology and entertainment. Recently recognized as a Leader in Law by the LA Business Journal, Lorraine is also the recipient of the 2018 Enterprising Woman Award. A former Ford model turned legal powerhouse, Lorraine is an entertainment and immigration expert who regularly contributes to the LA Times, Hollywood Reporter, LA Business Journal, Playback, and other leading outlets in Canada and the US. As part of her work in the entertainment field, Lorraine has provided counsel to hundreds of prominent and award-winning agencies, unions, private companies and academic institutions including: Next Models, Food Network, SubPac, Pepperdine University, ACTRA, and New York Film Academy.


Mia Riverton (Harvardwood)
Mia Riverton Alpert is the co-founder of Harvardwood, a nonprofit Shared Interest Group (SIG) of the Harvard Alumni Association focused on strengthening ties between the arts, media, entertainment and education through community programs and online resources. Mia has also worked as an actor, writer and producer, appearing in TV shows including The Mentalist, Leverage and Curb Your Enthusiasm and in films including Spare Parts for Lionsgate. She co-created a TV pilot for CBS based on Red Doors, an award-winning independent film that she starred in and produced. Originally from Indianapolis, Mia was named a Presidential Scholar by Bill Clinton and graduated cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University. Mia lives in Los Angeles with her husband, producer David Alpert, and their two children.



DCLA Happy Hour - The Arsenal

Date: Thursday, March 29th
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Place: The Arsenal
12012 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Cost: Free for Everyone (Free)

Join us at 6:30 PM on Thursday, March 29th for our next installment of the 2018 happy hour series hosted by the Dartmouth Club of Los Angeles. Happy hour prices have been extended to 8:30 pm and DCLA will be providing appetizers! Catch up with old friends and make new ones at The Arsenal in West LA from 6:30 -9:30 pm. 



To aid in the planning of this event, please RSVP by March 29th.


Malibu Creek State Park Hike

Date: Saturday, April 21st
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Place: Malibu Creek State Park
1925 Las Virgenes Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302
Cost: Free for Everyone (Parking fee is $15)

Join DCLA for one of the most picturesque hikes in the LA area.  Malibu Creek State Park is the site of many iconic movies over the years and is where the TV show MASH was filmed.
Difficulty: Fairly easy; hiking shoes are always a good idea.  Bring water.
Directions to Trailhead:  From downtown LA go west on the 10 until it transitions to Pacific Coast Highway (PCH).  Follow PCH all the way north to Pepperdine University in Malibu.  Please note that it will take you 20-30 minutes from the time you start on PCH until you get to Pepperdine so plan accordingly. At Pepperdine turn right on Malibu Canyon Road.  Stay on the road 4-5 miles.  Look for the entrance to the park on your left.  If you hit Mulholland Drive, you just passed it.  Proceed into the park and pay the $15 parking fee.  We will be meeting in the second parking lot adjacent to the trailhead. Note: cell phone coverage is spotty here so try your best to be on time.
Hike Leader: Stan West '78




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