“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.
Longtime photojournalist and COURIER publisher Peter Weinberger is featured at The Colony at Loft 204 through the end of February with a large-print photography exhibition titled “Off the Beaten Path.” These limited edition large-scale landscape images are sized to order in vivid color. The images, including panoramas, focus on stunning scenery from throughout the country not seen by the casual observer. An opening reception will be held Friday, February 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. Meet the artist from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Complimentary refreshments will be served throughout the evening and live musical accompaniment by Curt Phillips will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Pomona College presents “Taped Together” on Sunday, February 2 includes music for violin, piano and electronics at 8 p.m. Pomona College faculty violinist Sarah Thornblade and pianist Vicki Ray will perform music for violin, piano and electronics by Eric Chasalow, Mario Davidovsky, Tom Flaherty, Yannis Kyriakides, Morton Subotnick and Jacob TV. Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Contact email@example.com or call (909) 607-2671 or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.
Vom Fass—the funky new vinegar, oil and spirits boutique—is taking Claremont by storm. With their try-anything approach the international retailer is drawing in people from far and wide eager to come in for a taste. On Thursday night Vom Fass partnered up with the Cheese Cave, Regal Wine Co. and The Chocolate Angel for an intimate night of tastings including six different cheese, wine and chocolate pairings.
ISRAELI FOLK DANCE Israeli folk dances are based on Biblical and modern songs, and the influence of immigrants from around the world. There are mostly circle and line dances that are taught during the first part of the evening for beginners and later the whole group joins in dance. Claremont Masonic Lodge, 272 W. Eighth St., Claremont. Open to all, from ages 14 and up. Monday, January 27 from 7 to 10 p.m. $5 for each evening.