Legendary rhythm and blues saxophonist Big Jay McNeely will perform at the Claremont supper club and lounge Hip Kitty Jazz and Fondue on Saturday, August 24 at 8 p.m. Big Jay scored his first Billboard hit in 1949 with an instrumental titled “The Deacon’s Hop” and, on the strength of his flamboyant “honking” style, remained popular throughout the 1950s and early 1960s.
“David Michalek: Figure Studies” held September 3 through December 22 at Pomona College Museum of Art. Mr. Michalek’s work applies the technology of high-speed HD video to the recording of human movement.
Israeli folk dance class on Monday, August 26. Learn basic steps from 7 to 7:30 p.m., followed by intermediate instruction and open dancing until 10 p.m. Classes are $5 and are taught by Yael Steinfeld weekly at the Masonic Lodge, 272 W. Eighth St., Claremont.
It has been a long road filled with rewrites, complicated layouts and multiple edits, but we have finally come to the end: The 2013-2014 COURIER Almanac is finished!
It took several weeks to complete the massive annual publication headed by COURIER editor Kathryn Dunn. Photo editor Steven Felschundneff had the great idea for the cover, taking bird’s-eye photography out of high-flying Howard Bunte’s plane. Peter Weinberger designed the cover, with a little graphics help from Jenelle Rensch. COURIER photo/Jenelle Rensch
Columbia Artists presents Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, costumed dancers perform authentic Hungarian folk dances supported by both a folk orchestra playing traditional instruments and the world-famous Gipsy Orchestra on Friday, September 27 at the Haugh Performing Arts Center.
90 Proof plays some ‘90s rock from 9 p.m. to midnight on Friday, August 16 at Casa de Salsa. Check out Los Bandidos (rock en Espanol/dance) on Friday, August 23. Casa de Salsa is located at 415 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont.
Women's Perspectives in the Dharma Traditions (and Beyond): 2013 Jain Conference. In this conference, diverse and many-sided voices will take on 2 primary tasks: First, to examine how texts and traditions pose concrete obstacles to the full citizenship of women. Second, to articulate new approaches, cultivate alternative readings and re-frame marginalized perspectives of those very same texts and traditions in order to usher in social equity, gender inclusion and the co-shaping of abundant communities. The conference takes place August 23 and 24 at Claremont Lincoln University’s Mudd Theatre.
VINO + VINYASA Participate in a free hour-long yoga class followed by “happy relaxation hour” in the Hotel Casa 425 Lounge on Sunday, August 11 at 3:30 p.m. Hotel Casa 425 is located at 425 W. First St, Claremont in Village West.
Bridges Auditorium will present An Acoustic Evening with Ben Harper on November 6, 2013 at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) Tickets are $30 -$65, depending on seating.
The performance in Claremont, Mr. Harper’s hometown, is the first of 6 acoustic shows he will perform throughout the west coast. He will showcase songs spanning his 20-year career, from his 1994 debut Welcome to the Cruel World to his latest album, Get Up!
A limited amount of presale tickets will be available on August 6 at 10 a.m. via Ben Harper Ticketing using the password 6QU3C43V.