With a wide array of musical venues and the annual Folk Music Festival coming up next weekend, Claremont is known as a cultural oasis. It’s not every day, however, that the town plays host to a New Wave legend.
The band Berlin will be giving a free performance at Rhino Records on Saturday, May 30 at 1 p.m. The electro-pop quartet is appearing in support of their latest album, “Animal,” which they released this past September, some 27 years after “Take My Breath Away” graced the “Top Gun” soundtrack and topped the charts.
The COURIER recently caught up with Berlin lead singer Terri Nunn.
Claremont Heritage presents a closing reception for “Underwood & Underwood–Intersection: The Art and Architecture of Martha and S. David Underwood.” A silent auction will be held featuring original artwork, giclees and lithographs by Martha Underwood and other Claremont artists to benefit Claremont Heritage educational programs. Saturday, May 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. Ginger Elliott Exhibition Space at the Garner House in Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.
Ophelia’s Jump presents Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl. Under the affectionate tutelage of her father, Eurydice regains her memories of earthly love. But when Orpheus channels down to retrieve her, after firing off a barrage of love letters from above, she has to choose between her husband and her father. May 23 through June 1 at the Seaver Theatre Complex.
Square i Gallery presents “All About Claremont,” watercolors by Patrick Dooley. This show will features new works focusing on the college campuses in this quaint California town. Mr. Dooley has a large following for his depictions of these now-famous colleges and their tree-covered campuses.
Rick Shank and Virginia Ornelas dance to music performed by classic rock band The Answer at last year's Our Lady of the Assumption Fiesta in Claremont. In addition to live music, the Fiesta also features food booths, carnival rides and a beer and wine garden. Visit the OLA Fiesta this weekend: Friday from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. COURIER file photo/Steven Felschundneff
Check out “Tribe Tuesdays” at Galeria de Pérolas upstairs in the Claremont Packing House. This event is an open studio session for artists to share the space and work on their pieces. Open to artists of all levels from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Claremont High School Theatre presents Shrek The Musical. Join our unlikely hero and his loyal steed Donkey as they embark on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from a fire breathing, lovesick dragon. Add the diminutive Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got the biggest, brightest musical comedy around. Show times are May 30 at 7:30 p.m. and May 31 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. at Bridges Auditorium in Claremont.