John York is a singer, composer and guitarist well-known as a former member of the Byrds with Roger McGuinn, Clarence White and Gene Parsons. A portion of ticket sales will benefit the Prison Library Project. Tickets are available at the Claremont Forum. 7 p.m. $10 in advance or $12 at the door. The Claremont Forum is located at 586 W. First St., in the Claremont Packing House.
Galeria de Pérolas will host their closing reception for “Parallels” on Friday, November 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. Each exhibited artist was asked to submit at least 3 pieces of their work as a series showcasing their unique style. In this way, each artist is paralleled to other artists, displaying a range of contrasting contemporary techniques and styles. Galeria de Pérolas is located at 532 W. First St. #211 in the Claremont Packing House.
Friday is a busy night in Claremont. Check out a Day of the Dead Cultural Event presented by Claremont Graduate University and The Latino Graduate Student Association. The event features live music, dancing, food trucks, drinks, sugar skulls, face painting, altar displays, Danza Azteca and Day of the Dead Merchandise. Bring a photo of a passed loved one to display on an altar. 6 to 11 p.m. 170 E. Tenth St., Claremont. Visit the Claremont Village galleries for Art Walk between 6 and 9 p.m. for artist receptions including some Dia de Los Muertos themes.
Find yourself transported through the Twilight Zone through October 31 with The Colony’s ghoulish new exhibit, featuring the artwork of graphic artist and illustrator Matthew Jager. Twenty years ago, the local artist picked up a pencil to sketch his favorite comic heroes. He’s been hooked ever since. Doodles developed into polished designs at the Art Institute, where Mr. Jager honed his craft under the tutelage of Robert Delgadillo. With chiaroscuro and the works of renowned illustrators Al Hirschfield, Jim Lee and Rangar influencing his creations, Mr. Jager finds inspiration in the way imagery, simple or complex, draws a response from an audience. He hopes to get gallery-goers talking with his latest exhibit, featuring macabre muses that bring to life what’s sometimes beyond the grave. The Colony at Loft 204, 532 W. First St. #204, Claremont Packing House.
Screening of the psychological horror film "The Shining," produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall. Not recommended for children or the faint of heart. $10. Thursday, October 31. 10 p.m. at Bridges Auditorium, 450 N. College Way, Pomona College
Village Venture features hundreds of booths filled with unique art, handmade crafts and international cuisine, along with specific areas focusing on local businesses. This is autumn's largest arts and crafts fair in the Inland Empire. A children’s costume contest begins at 9:30 a.m. Assemble at the corner of Harvard and Bonita avenues at 9:15 a.m. The parade will be led by the El Roble Marching Band. Bring pre-carved pumpkins to Shelton Park between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. for a pumpkin carving contest. Prizes will be awarded at 2 p.m. and winners must be present to win. Village Venture takes place in the Village between 9 and 5 p.m.
The more the merrier: Oktoberfest at Fairplex
We donned our best beer maiden dresses, pigtailed our hair and set off for Oktoberfest at Pomona Fairplex.
Situated within the enormous fairgrounds and located right next to Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare was this year’s Oktoberfest.
Through the main entrance we stepped into a large hall decorated to the brim with German storefronts, props and, of course, beer stands.
An Acoustic Evening with Ben Harper on Wednesday, November 6. Ben Harper is a musician, artist and activist. Whether it’s through the soul of Southern gospel, ‘70s funk, blues, reggae or straightforward rock and roll, Mr. Harper and his trademark Weissenborn guitar have been stunning audiences with incendiary live performances and timeless songwriting for years.
The Press Restaurant features Sunday dinner piano music with Patrick Vargas at 6 p.m. followed by Cinema Sundays featuring The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and Dead Alive (1992). 9 p.m. to midnight on Sunday, October 20.
Dale Bros Brewery hosts an Oktober Fiesta with music by The Plus Tones and food from The Viking Truck from 5 to 8 p.m. Proceeds to benefit Shoes That Fit. Bring a new pair of athletic shoes—sizes 10 youth to 12 adult—to be entered into a charity raffle. $5 cover. 2120 Porterfield Way, Upland. www.dalebrosbrewery.com.