The Claremont Community Foundation (CCF) invites guests to become a part of a Claremont tradition that embodies the true meaning of “community,” people from all walks of life coming together, getting to know one another and working cooperatively to keep our community strong and healthy. The 18th annual series of special hosted events provides a variety of themes, food and entertainment to appeal to every taste. Participants will meet new and interesting folks, share food, fun and friendship—while benefiting CCF. The dozens of event hosts, as well as many community businesses, have generously contributed their time, talent, food and supplies so that all guest reservations and contributions can directly benefit the CCF. Events begin Saturday, March 1 and continue through Sunday, April 13.
"Art on Tap" adult painting class with Otterspace Arts at Claremont Craft Ales. Paint your own Van Gogh Olive Trees—no painting experience needed. Get step-by-step instructions while sipping on Claremont Craft Ales (purchased separately). Guests must be 21 and over to participate. 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 23. $45 includes a 20” x 16” canvas and painting materials. Register and pay online at www.otterspacearts.com. Claremont Craft Ales, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd. Ste. 204C, Claremont. (909) 625-5350.
“Every Day Life” by Yaw Mensah. Mr. Mensah creates art the way a great storyteller weaves a tale expertly and with such skill that you almost hold your breath at the familiarity of it all. He shows you the beauty and the very soul of this diverse and exciting continent. His many mediums, oil, water color and acrylic paints as well as charcoals, pastels and ink all serve to bring to life people, places and things one holds dear like values or culture. At Square i Gallery in Claremont through February 28.
Ms. Klein probably should have been born at the beginning of the 20th century, when the “obscure, naughty and lovely” songs she sings were popular. The LA-based singer records and performs a vast repertoire of long-forgotten material–songs from the 1910s, ‘20s and ’30s that few people even know exist. 7:30 p.m. at the Folk Music Center, February 15.
The annual Claremont Colleges 10-Minute Play Festival is a component of Pomona College’s ongoing Elemental Arts Initiative, sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Five student-written plays connected to the Elemental Arts Initiative theme, air, are selected by a panel of judges, and then are produced by the Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance. Friday, February 14 at 4 p.m., Seaver Theatre, 300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont.
Join longtime photojournalist and COURIER publisher Peter Weinberger at 7:30 p.m. for an artist’s reception for his photography collection “Off the Beaten Path,” featuring large-scale landscape prints. Enjoy live music by Curt Phillips at 7:30 p.m. and refreshments from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, February 7 at The Colony at Loft 204, 532 W. First St. #204, upstairs in the Claremont Packing House.