FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE in the Claremont Village offers local bands with outdoor performances from 6 to 9 p.m. Tonight’s entertainment includes Harmony Sisters & the Little Big Band (‘40s, ‘50s) in the public plaza near Laemmle; Squeakin’ Wheels, (folk, blues) at Shelton Park, corner of Harvard and Bonita; Nick Casillas & Friends (brass, strings) at the Claremont Chamber on Yale Avenue; and Jackson Family (folk, blues) outside the Council Chambers on?Second Street.
LIVE THEATER Ophelia’s Jump’s production of Tribes opens at 8 p.m. Friday, June 3 at The Theatre Company Performing Arts Studio in Upland. Additional performances take place through June 12 at various times. 1400 N. Benson Ave. Additional information is available at opheliasjump.org or (909) 380-2753.
LIVE MUSIC IN THE VILLAGE Claremont’s seasonal Friday Nights Live concert series is back, now with four stages of free live music. The annual outdoor concert series features a variety of rock, pop, country, jazz and orchestral ensembles.
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.