Looking forward to a summer day trip? Tickets for Laguna Beach’s famed Pageant of the Masters, which runs nightly at 8:30 p.m. from July 7 to August 31, are currently on sale.
The theme for the 80th annual event—which features stunning tableaux of performers and sets made up to look like famous artworks, set to live music from an orchestra and performed in an outdoor amphitheatre—is The Big Picture. The 90-minute show will feature presentations of classic masterpieces that inspired legendary filmmakers.
You might think fitting the folk orchestra Round Mountain—a gypsy swirl of accordion, trumpet, guitar, bouzouki, kora, bagpipes and drums—on stage at the Claremont Folk Festival would be a logistical nightmare.
In fact, the group is just a duo, consisting of multi-instrumentalist brothers Char and Robby Rothschild. They will be stopping by the festival, set for Saturday, June 15 at the Rancho Santa Anta Botanic Garden, as part of a tour in support of their fourth album, The Goat.
As is the case with many good things, it all began with Willie Nelson.
"Sycamore Celebrates" with dinner, dancing and live auction. Proceeds benefit Sycamore Elementary School. 5:30 p.m. $50. Spring evening attire. Frary Dining Hall at Pomona College, 347 E. Sixth St. Claremont. For ticket and event information, visit www.sycamorecelebrates.org.
The Claremont Chorale presents “Thirsting to Sing” with a repertoire about life’s great appetites. This performance is an exploration of songs about food, wine and love. The event features guest soloists form the Repertory Opera Company production of La Traviata. Catch the performance at Bridges Hall of Music on Saturday, June 8.
Mary Lynn Rasjkub is an actress, comedienne and singer best known as a co-star of Kiefer Sutherland on the popular television series 24. Ms. Rajskub made her debut on television in 1995 as one of the original cast members of Mr. Show with Bob and David. In 1999 she joined the cast of the television series Veronica's Closet, appearing in 15 episodes of the show. As a skilled guitar player, Ms. Rajskub has also been part of the comic duo called Girls Guitar Club and appeared on the NBC's Late Friday TV show. In the 2000s she ventured into more dramatic roles, most notably her role as analyst Chloe O'Brian on the popular TV series 24. While she has been mainly a television star, Ms. Rajskub also offered performances in Mysterious Skin, Sweet Home Alabama, Punch-Drunk Love, Firewall, and Little Miss Sunshine. She has been nominated for 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards. See her perform at Flappers Comedy May 31 and June 1.
Native American art featuring Steve Rushingwind and his daughter Sienna with an exhibition titled “The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far.” An artist reception will be held Friday, June 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy light refreshments, live native American flute music and meet the artist. The exhibition will be on display June 1 through 30 at Buddhamouse Emporium.
Tuesday night at Bridges Auditorium epitomized the musical theater experience.
At the first dress rehearsal for their season finale, Claremont High School theater students attempted to wrest perfection from the chaos of an in-the-works production. They entered stages left and right, sang, pirouetted, listened for cues and occasionally flubbed a line.
Despite the perennial question—“Can we make this happen?”—that looms before the opening of any show, it is clear that the musical, with its spot-on period costumes, elaborate set and dozens of enthusiastic performers, will charm audiences. Performances of “The Drowsy Chaperone” are set for Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m.
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The Claremont Chorale presents “Thirsting to Sing” with a repertoire about life’s great appetites. This performance is an exploration of songs about food, wine and love. The event features guest soloists form the Repertory Opera Company production of La Traviata. See them perform on Saturday, June 8 at Bridges Hall of Music.
The city of Claremont and American Legion Post 78 host the annual Memorial Day Services in Oak Park Cemetery (410 Sycamore Ave.) at 11 a.m. This ceremony commemorates the men and women who have lost their lives in military service. The service will include comments from members of American Legion Post 78, Mayor Opanyi Nasiali, and various community members. For more information visit the city website at www.ci.claremont.ca.us or call 399-5490.
“Planting Design Class: Matching Your Architecture,” a 2-part class on exploring specific architectural styles and how you can create the perfect landscape around them. HGTV featured designer Dominic Masiello of DP Environments will discuss planting and layout options in accordance with water-friendly design practices. Mr. Masiello’s projects have aired on HGTV shows including Landscaper’s Challenge and Get Out, Way Out. Part 2 will cover practical application and installation methods. Bring photos and sketches of your yard—Mr. Masiello will give consultations on landscaping design. This event is in partnership with Claremont Heritage. $35. Saturday, May 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Colony at Loft 204, 532 W. First St. #204, Claremont Packing House.