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Pacific Tigers will keep you entertained all summer long

Chris Isaak with Hall and Oates in 2017. Photo by Raph_PH (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license).

Summer break is a perfect time to catch up on some reading, get out of the house to experience cultural life or even do some traveling. It is also a good opportunity to check out the many talents of your fellow Tigers. Pacific’s students, alumni and professors can keep you entertained all summer long.

Music and Shows

  • Musician and actor Chris Isaak ’80 performs in concerts throughout California in June and the rest of the country through the summer. On June 22, he will perform in Sacramento.
  • Rapper Nathan Kim ’21 aka Yen Won performs at SummerTime Nostalgia show in San Francisco on June 24.
  • Saxophonist János Csontos ’16 will perform with his ~Nois Saxophone Quartet at Chimefest 2022 in Chicago on June 17.
  • If you’re in Southern California, check out “Signs of Life” at the Samuel Oschin Planetarium at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. Pacific Regent Scott Liggett ’70 produced the music and sound design for the show. It was a winner at 2021’s prestigious Hollywood Music in Media Awards.


  • Looking for a summer read? New York Times bestselling author Matt de la Peña ’96 has written several novels for young adults. Check out “Mexican White Boy” and “We Were Here.”
  • If it’s non-fiction you’re looking for, licensed therapist Signe Darpinian ’95 has written two books on teen eating disorders: “No Weigh! A Teen’s Guide to Positive Body Image, Food, and Emotional Wisdom” and “Raising Body Positive Teens: A Parent’s Guide to Diet-Free Living, Exercise and Body Image.”


  • Are you a fan of feminist horror? Pacific students, professors and alumni worked on the recently released film, “The Yellow Wallpaper.” Media X professor K Pontuti directed the movie. You can see it on most streaming platforms.
  • Several Tigers were also involved in the production of the feature film “Carlos Through the Tall Grass,. The movie is a comedy about a first-gen, Latino high school student. Former Pacific film studies professor Patti McCarthy produced the film. It screened at the iconic TLC Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on June 13.

Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments below and look for a follow up story next month.

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