Want to see the Rolling Stones? The Candlelight Pavilion’s season is heating up along with the weather with a slate of performances sure to put a smile on your face.
The venue’s current show is the musical “Sweet Charity.” While working at the seedy Fandango ballroom, Charity Hope Valentine finds it difficult to find the man of her dreams but, being the eternal optimist, she stays and hopeful that someday her ideal man will materialize. With book by Neil Simon, music by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields and Bob Fosse-inspired dances, this groovy 1960s musical includes songs like “Big Spender,” “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” “There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This” and “Baby.
Inland Valley Repertory Theater continues its 2013 season on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Candlelight Pavilion with their production of “Cabaret,” opening on Wednesday, April 17.
Based on a book by Christopher Isherwood, the decadent and jazzy musical is set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power. The story revolves around nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub and follows the English cabaret performer Sally Bowles and her relationship with the American writer Cliff Bradshaw.
A bittersweet sub-plot involves the doomed romance between German boarding house owner Fräulein Schneider and her elderly suitor Herr Schultz, a Jewish fruit vendor.
Take part in the city’s annual Spring Celebration to be held Saturday, March 30 at Memorial Park from 9 to 11 a.m. Co-sponsored by the Claremont Community and Human Services Department and the Rotary Club of Claremont. The event includes a pancake breakfast sponsored by the Kiwanis, face painting, a magician, games a petting zoo and the staple children’s candy egg hunt at 10:30 a.m. Families are encouraged to bring cameras to capture a photo with the Spring Bunny. Memorial Park, 840 Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.
Visit Claremont Craft Ales on Fridays and enjoy food truck favorites from 5 to 9 p.m. Claremont Craft Ales is located at 1420 N. Claremont Blvd. # 204 C. Food trucks are parked in the back of the building near the garage door.
In order to look toward the future, Claremont’s Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (RSABG) is digging through its past.
After several years of work delving into the garden’s archives, staff at the botanic garden present their findings through their latest exhibition “Where They Grow Wild,” a collection of artwork reflecting the history of southern California’s wildflowers.
The RSABG exhibit is one of 3 displays under the greater theme of “When They Were Wild,” a collaboration with the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants and the Huntington Library.
The Kiwanis Club of Claremont host their Spring Pankcake Breakfast. Proceeds benefit community programs like Shoes That Fit, Read Me and school grants. Saturday, March 30 from 7 to 11 a.m. at Memorial Park on Indian Hill.
Opening reception at Galleria Beretich on Sunday, March 24 from 3 to 6 p.m. Internationally recognized watercolor painter, author and twice president of the National Watercolor Society, Gerald Brommer.