CLAREMONT EARTH DAY CELEBRATION on Saturday, April 20. “Reducing our carbon footprint: one step at a time.” The event features bike rodeo and skills contests, tile making, kids’ activities, live music, solar boats, Pomona college sustainability tour, green products and workshops, speakers tent, used shoe donation, whole earth building tour and green demonstrations by local schools. This event is presented by the city of Claremont, Sustainable Claremont and Interfaith Sustainability Council. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Claremont Village along Second Street, between the Public Plaza in Village West to City Hall. We have numerous other fun events this week. Check it out!
The Colony at Loft 204 celebrates Earth Day with an April exhibit featuring Sumi Foley as artist of the month. Ms. Foley uses discarded kimonos in her fabric arts using several pieces of fabric to form a meaningful scene.
Ms. Foley was raised in Osaka, Japan in the 1960s where she learned sewing and other needlework techniques from her grandmother. See her hope for the future with her series of 3 pieces titled “Nature Heals I, II and III.”
This week has a Cabaret Aerial Circus and Village walking tour on Saturday, bird watching and a comic book show on Sunday, and "Guru Night" on Tuesday. That's just a few events and activities we know is worth your time to attend. Our calendar editor sifts tons of information to find only the most interesting things of interest for people of all ages. Check it out!
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.