“Glyphs: Acts of Inscription,” on exhibitions through December 5, builds on the premise that identities are constituted through acts of inscription—real or imagined—into the visual archives that constitute history, popular iconographies and artistic canons. The exhibition explores the consequences of such acts on the poetic and political dimensions of representation, difference and visibility. Working in photography, moving image and mixed-media, the artists cannibalize and query such archives to create new image repertoires that point to the lacunae—the silences, absences and erasures—contained within prevalent visual-historical renderings.
The Montclair Plaza will kick off Black Friday a day early with JC Penney, Sears and Macy’s opening at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving day. Nordstom will open at 8 a.m. on Black Friday, November 29. From 6 to 10 a.m. on Black Friday, shoppers can visit the KGGI radio booth to grab into the good bag for a chance to win a gift card from various retailers, varying from $1 to $100.Throughout the day, 450 bags with retailer promotions and mall giveaways will be distributed.
Michael Ryan & Friends perform music, song and dance of "Rhythms of Rio" at 8 p.m. On Saturday, November 23. $40 includes reception benefit performance for the Claremont Community Foundation. Garrison Theater, Scripps College Performing Arts Center, 241 E. Tenth St., Claremont. Concert tickets are available at www.claremontfoundation.org or call 398-1060.
The Claremont High School Theatre department will present their annual Friends of Our Theatre (FOOT) Auction on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 19 and 20, at 7 p.m. at the Candlelight Pavilion. The event will feature selections from the musical The Lion King in an evening of dessert, music, dance and fun.
Tickets for OLIVER! are now on sale at Bridges Auditorium. Music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, based on the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Tickets are $22 and $18. One show only on Saturday, November 16 at 2 p.m.
The Petterson Museum of Intercultural Art exhibits “Stepping Out in Style,” a display exploring the countless ways human beings have designed and worn footwear all over the planet. Over 100 historic and contemporary shoes, boots, sandals, slippers and stockings will be on exhibition through November 25.
John York is a singer, composer and guitarist well-known as a former member of the Byrds with Roger McGuinn, Clarence White and Gene Parsons. A portion of ticket sales will benefit the Prison Library Project. Tickets are available at the Claremont Forum. 7 p.m. $10 in advance or $12 at the door. The Claremont Forum is located at 586 W. First St., in the Claremont Packing House.
Galeria de Pérolas will host their closing reception for “Parallels” on Friday, November 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. Each exhibited artist was asked to submit at least 3 pieces of their work as a series showcasing their unique style. In this way, each artist is paralleled to other artists, displaying a range of contrasting contemporary techniques and styles. Galeria de Pérolas is located at 532 W. First St. #211 in the Claremont Packing House.