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.
Ophelia’s Jump Productions opens its 4th season with Christopher Durang’s 2013 Tony award winning play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by company co-founder, Caitlin Lopez. The production plays February 5 through 21 at The Theatre Company Performing Arts Studio in Upland.
Dale Bros. Brewery is turning 13 with an afternoon full of beer, food and fun, all for a great cause. With 40 local and regional craft breweries, wineries and cider makers in attendance, there will be more than 80 different beverages to sample. The event features food trucks and live reggae from Upstream at 2 and 3:15 p.m. Your ticket includes a keepsake glass and unlimited tastings. 1 to 5 p.m. at Cable Airport in Upland. COURIER photo/Jenelle Rensch
The air show at Cable Airport Saturday and Sunday was a thrill for thousands as planes flew low and high during the stunt demonstrations. Here, two planes head towards the airport from the west and were joined by a feathered friend for the next performance. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The Farmers & Artisans Market was founded in 1996 to connect California farmers and artisans to the local community. Local farmers work diligently to bring the freshest and most nutritious produce our rich local agricultural land has to offer. The Claremont Forum sponsors this weekly event and are committed to helping promote local family farmers and to bring quality produce to our community. Proceeds from each market also help to support our service projects, such as the Prison Library Project.
Fiddler on the Roof Sing-Along featuring trivia, prizes and costumes are encouraged. Children are welcome (film is rated G), though some themes may be challenging for young children. 7:30 p.m. Laemmle theater, 450 W. Second St., Claremont.
Show your holiday spirit by crafting your own grapevine wreath decorated with fresh-cut California native plants from California's native garden. Learn how to make a beautiful, fragrant holiday wreath for your home or to give as a gift on Saturday, December 12 at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. All materials for one wreath are included in class fee. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767.
The Claremont Village will transform into a holiday wonderland at the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight. City staff invites everyone to an evening filled with live music, festive storefronts, a magnificent tree lighting ceremony and more. Parents are encouraged to bring a camera to snap a photo of their little ones with Santa and Mrs. Claus in front of city hall from 5 to 6 p.m. and again from 7 to 8 p.m. The actual tree lighting will take place at 6 p.m. at The Depot. The Holiday Promenade will include live entertainment from the Swing Cats Big Band, Moultrie Academy, 210 Sax Quartet and holiday carolers strolling the Village streets. Be sure to visit the Packing House for hot cocoa and enjoy a variety of entertainment and activities from 5 to 9 p.m.
The Claremont Village will transform into a holiday wonderland at the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 4. Guests are invited to an evening filled with live music, festive storefronts, a magnificent tree lighting ceremony and more. Parents are encouraged to bring a camera to snap a photo of their little ones with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The event will include live entertainment and holiday carolers strolling the Village streets. Be sure to visit the Packing House for free hot cocoa and enjoy a variety of entertainment and activities. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A fast-moving storm brought more snow to higher elevations around Mt. Baldy earlier this week. Wind gusts also hit upwards of 25-30 mph around the Claremont area, clearing out the clouds and bringing cooler temperatures, especially at night. The weather will remain clear and comfortable through the weekend, with highs in the mid-70s and lows around 50 degrees. There is no rain in the long-range forecast. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Members of the Pilgrim Pickers play a brass band welcoming prospective home buyers to early Claremont during a scene from the Pilgrim Place Festival Show last year. At this year's event, on Friday and Saturday, enjoy food, music, theater, art, kids activities, shopping and more. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Benefit concert for the Prison Library Project. John York is a singer, composer and instrumentalist well known as a former member of the Byrds. Currently, Mr. York is performing solo as well as with his own band The Jangle Brothers, Barry McGuire and P.F. Sloan. Tickets in advance are $10 or $12 at the door. The event takes place on Saturday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. at The Claremont Forum.
The Village invites guests to make a Día de Los Muertos altar for loved ones or to contribute to community remembrance through words or pictures. Get into the “spirit” with face painting and listen to live music. Altars to honor and remember are the heart of this holiday—CHS Spanish students will be joining their ofrendas with Rio de Ojas to share with guests. There will also be crafts and a story-time. Additionally, many Village businesses have decorated for the holiday with Day of the Dead window paintings. Noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 1. COURIER photo/Jenelle Rensch