COMMENCEMENT exercises begin today with Claremont Graduate University at 9 a.m., Pitzer College at 10 a.m., Keck Graduate Institute at 11 a.m., Claremont McKenna at 2 p.m. and Scripps at 5 p.m. To watch online, see last week’s story on claremont-courier.com for links to individual college websites. See a special COURIER video presentation Monday.
COLLEGE SENIOR ART EXHIBIT: Scripps and Claremont McKenna College 2016 senior art exhibit opens tonight at Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery with a free artists’ reception from 7 to 9 p.m. The show, “You Must Not Know,” features Scripps and CMC artists Noor Asif, Emily Wages, Chelsea Fusco, Chrysanna Daley, Jessica Jin, Grace Poole, Caroline Thomas and Tiffany Goncalves.
IT’S KOHOUTEK TIME! The “40-something” annual (she politely declines to state her actual age, though sources tell the COURIER she was born in 1973) Kohoutek Music and Arts Festival takes place today at Pitzer College. The always free and always awesome Kohoutek gets underway at 3:30 p.m. with the COURIER’S hands-down favorite band name of the week, Quesadilla Centrifuge.
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT OPENS: The Clark Humanities Museum at Scripps College is the setting on April 18 for “Dody Weston Thompson: A Life in Words and Pictures,” an exhibit featuring 39 photographs by the artist, an important figure in the west coast photographic movement. Ms. Weston Thompson was an assistant and protégé of Edward Weston’s during the late 1940s.
SOCIAL SATIRE WITH URINETOWN Pomona College’s Seaver Theatre hosts the hit futuristic social comedy and musical satire Urinetown. Performances are $6 for students, staff, faculty and seniors; $11 for all others. Friday’s show begins at 8 p.m.
ECLECTIC PIANO CONCERT: Bridges Hall of Music hosts “Music for Two Pianos, Assorted Instruments and Electronics” at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 2. The free concert features Pianists Aron Kallay and Genevieve Feiwen Lee playing selections from Beil, Daoust and Rohde. 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. More information is available at (909) 607-2671 or pomona.edu/music-calendar.
FILM?SCREENING Screening of The Cooler Bandits, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker. In 1991, four teenagers engaged in a series of robberies without considering how the consequences of their actions would irrevocably alter their lives. Although no one was physically injured, these young men received sentences of up to 20 years.
DISNEY CONCERT Claremont High School’s Choral Department performs “The Musical World of Disney,” (also Saturday, March 19) at Bridges Auditorium. Kids are invited to come dressed as their favorite Disney character and take part in a costume parade at 6:45 p.m. Showtime is 7 p.m. Admission is $8 or $7 for students. Bridges is at 450 N. College Way.
Square i Gallery presents “Mothers to Humanity” mosaic works by Donna Hollander at this month’s Claremotn Art Walk on Saturday, March 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. Visit claremontartwalk.com for details about the monthly event.
Authors Marsha de la O and B.H. Fairchild will conduct a poetry reading presented by Friends of the Claremont Library at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 28. The even takes place at the Claremont Library, located at 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont.
"Sundays at the Morgan" presents the Afro-Cuban folkloric music of SitaraSon on Sunday, February 21. The Los Angeles-based group plays popular Cuban dance music including son, boleros, descarga, cha cha cha and more. The band features legendary singer and drummer Lázaro Galarraga and dance sensation Kati Hernandez, both natives of Havana, Cuba.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special pre-show improv based on an audience member’s “love story” followed by Christopher Durang’s Tony Award-winning play, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," presented by Ophelia's Jump Productions. Tickets for this weekend’s shows include a glass of wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage and a triple chocolate brownie or salted caramel apple cheesecake. Saturday and Sunday, February 13 and 14 at The Theatre Company Performing Arts Studio.
Visit art exhibit opening receptions in the Claremont Village between 6 and 9 p.m. on Saturday, February 6 during the Claremont Art Walk. This month's event features an exhibition curated by architecture and design expert David Shearer at First Street Gallery Art Center, a birthday celebration at The Colony at Loft 204 celebrating featured artist Vicki Rensch's 60th birthday with a nod to the 1960s and '70s, a "Love Letter to Claremont" featuring sketches and drawings by Terry Givens at the Claremont Community Foundation and an exhibit by National Watercolor Society member and Art Box Studio owner Sylvia Megerdichian. Pictured is artwork from the exhibition "Double Take" at Hillside Fine Art this month.