IT’S KOHOUTEK TIME! The “40-something” annual (she politely declines to state her actual age, though sources tell the COURIER she was born in 1973) Kohoutek Music and Arts Festival takes place today at Pitzer College. The always free and always awesome Kohoutek gets underway at 3:30 p.m. with the COURIER’S hands-down favorite band name of the week, Quesadilla Centrifuge.
The Claremont High School Theatre Department will perform The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) on April 21, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Claremont High School’s Don F. Fruechte Theatre for the Performing Arts.
The Reduced Shakespeare Company’s “Complete Works of William Shakespeare” presents all 37 works by the world’s most famous playwright in 97 minutes!
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT OPENS: The Clark Humanities Museum at Scripps College is the setting on April 18 for “Dody Weston Thompson: A Life in Words and Pictures,” an exhibit featuring 39 photographs by the artist, an important figure in the west coast photographic movement. Ms. Weston Thompson was an assistant and protégé of Edward Weston’s during the late 1940s.
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Claremont artist Dan Van Clapp takes this saying literally, using castoffs to create “treasure” from his imagined expeditions that appear, quite honestly, real as can be.
“Bin-diving, thrift stores and people give me trash,” the artist said, explaining how he comes across his material.
SOCIAL SATIRE WITH URINETOWN Pomona College’s Seaver Theatre hosts the hit futuristic social comedy and musical satire Urinetown. Performances are $6 for students, staff, faculty and seniors; $11 for all others. Friday’s show begins at 8 p.m.
ECLECTIC PIANO CONCERT: Bridges Hall of Music hosts “Music for Two Pianos, Assorted Instruments and Electronics” at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 2. The free concert features Pianists Aron Kallay and Genevieve Feiwen Lee playing selections from Beil, Daoust and Rohde. 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. More information is available at (909) 607-2671 or pomona.edu/music-calendar.
FILM?SCREENING Screening of The Cooler Bandits, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker. In 1991, four teenagers engaged in a series of robberies without considering how the consequences of their actions would irrevocably alter their lives. Although no one was physically injured, these young men received sentences of up to 20 years.
DISNEY CONCERT Claremont High School’s Choral Department performs “The Musical World of Disney,” (also Saturday, March 19) at Bridges Auditorium. Kids are invited to come dressed as their favorite Disney character and take part in a costume parade at 6:45 p.m. Showtime is 7 p.m. Admission is $8 or $7 for students. Bridges is at 450 N. College Way.