“The Mighty Dinosaurs” Family Science Discovery Day featuring crafts, a chance to learn about dinosaurs and special admission of $3 (free for children four and younger). 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 11. Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, 1175 W. Baseline Rd., Claremont. (909) 624-2798. www.alfmuseum.org.
Photographer David Behar presents an exhibition of urban landscapes through January 31 at The Colony at Loft 204 in the Claremont Packing House. In addition to framed pieces on display, unframed prints and Mr. Behar’s photography book will be available for purchase. An opening reception will be held on Friday, January 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. Meet the artist and complimentary refreshments will be served.
Visit Claremont Art Walk between 6 and 9 p.m. on Friday, January 3 for this month’s opening receptions featuring refreshments and artist meet and greets. The event takes place at participating Claremont Village and Village West art galleries. Pick up a copy of the COURIER for a walking tour map.
ANNUAL MESSIAH SINGALONG Dr. Robert Sage will conduct the Claremont Symphony Orchestra in two multi-community performances of Handel’s Messiah at 1:30 and 4 p.m. Doors open a half hour before each performance. Professional singers will sing the solos and the audience will sing the choruses. Check out our complete coverage.
Luminaria Nights at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden with new, expanded loop trail route, over a half mile of luminaria-lit trails featuring the new “Gateways to Containers” exhibit in the Container Garden Illuminated evening walks featuring live acoustic music, cookies and hot cider and more than 1000 glowing, candle-lit luminarias lighting a half-mile, accessible loop on Indian Hill Mesa.
Ansel Adams once said, “A photograph is usually looked at—seldom looked into.”
By contrast, the dozens of photographs on view at Scripps College’s Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery through Sunday, December 15 are so compelling they bear the closest of examinations.
“Focus on Photographs: Building a Collection at Scripps” highlights the art form from its infancy to the present. It includes one-of-a-kind daguerreotypes and prints of compositions from wildly famous photographers like Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus and Edward Weston.