“The Mighty Dinosaurs” Family Science Discovery Day featuring crafts, a chance to learn about dinosaurs and special admission of $3 (free for children four and younger). 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 11. Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, 1175 W. Baseline Rd., Claremont. (909) 624-2798. www.alfmuseum.org.
Visit Claremont Art Walk between 6 and 9 p.m. on Friday, January 3 for this month’s opening receptions featuring refreshments and artist meet and greets. The event takes place at participating Claremont Village and Village West art galleries. Pick up a copy of the COURIER for a walking tour map.
ANNUAL MESSIAH SINGALONG Dr. Robert Sage will conduct the Claremont Symphony Orchestra in two multi-community performances of Handel’s Messiah at 1:30 and 4 p.m. Doors open a half hour before each performance. Professional singers will sing the solos and the audience will sing the choruses. Check out our complete coverage.
Luminaria Nights at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden with new, expanded loop trail route, over a half mile of luminaria-lit trails featuring the new “Gateways to Containers” exhibit in the Container Garden Illuminated evening walks featuring live acoustic music, cookies and hot cider and more than 1000 glowing, candle-lit luminarias lighting a half-mile, accessible loop on Indian Hill Mesa.
Visit the Village tonight during the Claremont Holiday Promenade for holiday shopping and art walk receptions. Enjoy entertainment at the Depot beginning at 5 p.m., including Claremont High School Chamber Singers. Visit Santa, Mrs. Claus and a reindeer at city hall between 5 and 8 p.m. Witness the tree lighting at the Depot at 6 p.m. Moultrie Academy of Music, Voice & Dance will perform on the city hall patio and the Wonderellas will perform at the Packing House and Public Plaza. Carolers will stroll the Village throughout the evening.
On Friday, December 6 enjoy entertainment at the Depot beginning at 5 p.m. Visit Santa, Mrs. Claus and a reindeer at city hall between 5 and 8 p.m. Witness the tree lighting at the Depot at 6 p.m. Moultrie Academy of Music, Voice & Dance will perform on the city hall patio and the Wonderellas will perform at the Packing House and Public Plaza. Carolers will stroll the Village throughout the evening. Check out Village stores for holiday shopping.
The Montclair Plaza will kick off Black Friday a day early with JC Penney, Sears and Macy’s opening at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving day. Nordstom will open at 8 a.m. on Black Friday, November 29. From 6 to 10 a.m. on Black Friday, shoppers can visit the KGGI radio booth to grab into the good bag for a chance to win a gift card from various retailers, varying from $1 to $100.Throughout the day, 450 bags with retailer promotions and mall giveaways will be distributed.
Michael Ryan & Friends perform music, song and dance of "Rhythms of Rio" at 8 p.m. On Saturday, November 23. $40 includes reception benefit performance for the Claremont Community Foundation. Garrison Theater, Scripps College Performing Arts Center, 241 E. Tenth St., Claremont. Concert tickets are available at www.claremontfoundation.org or call 398-1060.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Browse comic collectibles, art dealers, original art, prints, action figures, games and more at the Comic Book & Collectibles Show. Sunday, October 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. 532 W. First St., Claremont Packing House.