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Friday, February 7
ANNUAL AUTHOR’S COFFEE to hear Maralys Wills, author of So You’re Seventy, So What and Rich Rebel’s Daughter. 10 a.m. Free event, open to the public. The Pilgrim Memorial Library, 600 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. 909-622-1373.
FOOD TRUCK Tortas 2 Die 4 is stopping by Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 204C, Claremont.
ART WALK Visit Claremont Village art exhibitions between 6 and 9 p.m. for this month’s opening receptions. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments at participating galleries.
PHOTOGRAPHY Join longtime photojournalist and COURIER publisher Peter Weinberger at 7:30 p.m. for an artist’s reception for his photography collection “Off the Beaten Path,” featuring large-scale landscape prints. Enjoy live music by Curt Phillips at 7:30 p.m. and refreshments from 6 to 9 p.m. The Colony at Loft 204, 532 W. First St. #204, upstairs in the Claremont Packing House.
Saturday, February 8
FOOD FOR THOUGHT A community event hosted by League of Women Voters. Dr. Nigel Boyle will present “Global Education Moneyball: The Art of Winning Fulbrights.” Padua Hills Theatre, 4467 Padua Ave. Desserts from around the globe. 2 to 4 p.m. $30. Reserve by February 3 through Pay Pal (Donate button at www.claremont.ca.lwvnet.org) or by check to LWV of the Claremont Area, PO Box 1532, Claremont, CA 91711. Contact (909) 624-9457.
FOOD TENT Hillbilly Tacos is setting up at Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 204C, Claremont.
MUSIC FESTIVAL 22nd Annual Ussachevsky Memorial Festival of Electroacoustic Music. Festival director and Pomona College Professor of Music Tom Flaherty welcomes guest composers and performers to feature works that weave electronics into the tapestry of music. 8 p.m. Pomona College Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 607-2671 or visit www.music.pomona.edu.
Sunday, February 9
KSPC CD & RECORD EXPO Over 25 independent vendors will be selling new and used records, CDs, posters, DVDs and music memorabilia. All types of music—current to classic. Admission is $2 or free if you have a current Claremont Colleges ID. Parking is free. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Edmunds Ballroom, Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont. Brought to you by KSPC 88.7FM. For more information, visit www.kspc.org and click on the “EXPO” link, or call (909) 621-8157, ext. 1.
LIVE JAZZ performance on the Blue Fin patio at 2 p.m. 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. (909) 946-1398.
PILGRIM PLACE SHOW Claremont United Church of Christ is hosting the Pilgrim Place Players and Pickers in a repeat performance of their Festival Show, VOTE, on in the sanctuary at 4 p.m. This play by Dale Morgan is about the struggles of the Abolitionists and the Suffragettes to gain equality and the right to vote. Admission is free. Claremont UCC is located at 233 W. Harrison Ave. in Claremont. (909) 626-1201. www.claremontucc.org.
WHAT IS AYURVEDA? Learn why Ayurvedic medicine may be successful in the modern world and about home remedies for a cold, GERD, headache, arthritis, autoimmune diseases and diabetes. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $15. Limit to 12 participants. Claremont Ayurvedic Healing, 226 W. Foothill Blvd., Suite I, Claremont. To RSVP, call Yael at (909) 921-7115.
Monday, February 10
SHAKESPEARE CLUB Pomona College Theater Department’s Professor Leonard Pronko will discuss “The Differences between Shakespearean and French Neoclassical Theater” at the next meeting of the Shakespeare Club of Pomona Valley at 2 p.m. at the Joslyn Senior Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave. in Claremont. Mr. Pronko is an internationally-recognized drama and theater educator noted for his broad knowledge and expertise in French and Spanish dramatic theater and literature and especially Japanese kabuki theater. He has been at Pomona College since 1957, initially teaching French, Spanish and Italian. In the Pomona College Theater Department, Mr. Pronko taught French theater and drama and directed plays associated with his classes. In 1984, he became chair of the Pomona College Theatre Department, serving for seven years. Since then, he has remained teaching courses in dramatic literature, kabuki performance and directing plays, including some 18 kabuki productions and 24 classic Western plays. Guests are welcomed. Call Kathleen at (909) 629-2711 for reservations.
Tuesday, February 11
STEM CELL RESEARCH & TREATMENT The speaker is Dr. Thomas Gionis, medical director of the Irvine Stem Cell Treatment Center. Buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m. for $12 or dessert and coffee for $6. The University Club meets Tuesdays at the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.
BRIDGE Join in recreational bridge Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. Beginners are welcome. Blaisdell Center, 440 S. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-2079.
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY Tips and insight from professional photographers Steve and Barbara Schenck, to help you get the most from your digital camera. Claremont Senior Computer Club meets on Tuesday evenings at the Hughes Community Center at 1700 Danbury Rd. Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m., but open for “social time” at 7 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome. Find more information on their website at http://cscclub.org.
Wednesday, February 12
PERFORMANCE Faust in a Box, one-woman-performer Bridge Markland from Berlin conjures Goethe’s “Faust” with hand puppets and pop music out of the box. Performing high-speed changes between Mephistopheles, Faust and Margaret, while using hand puppets as her opponents, Markland acts with intense physicality and lip-syncs to compelling music and the brilliant sound collage of the voices of the various protagonists. Performed in English, the show has delighted and been praised by audiences throughout Germany, Canada, the U.S. and Great Britain. 7:30 p.m., Pomona College Rose Hills Theater Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont. Admission is free, but reservations are required via email. Contact email@example.com. (909) 621-8948.
CUSD ORCHESTRA Claremont Unified School District instrumental music students in fourth through eighth grades will perform two concerts at the El Roble Intermediate School gymnasium. The Strings & Orchestra students’ concert will take place on Wednesday, February 12 followed by the Band & Percussion students’ concert on Thursday, February 13. Both concerts will begin at 7 p.m. and are open to the public, free of charge. For additional information, visit the website: http://www.cusd.claremont.edu/spp/music.php.
SUSTAINABLE CLAREMONT Garden Club presents “Birds in Your Garden,” with Dan Guthrie, president of the Pomona Valley Audubon Society, retired professor of biology, world birder and researcher on fossil birds. He will provide an illustrated talk on how to identify common yard birds in Claremont, information about their behavior and how to attract them. Bring questions and pictures of birds you’d like identified, along with any plants to share. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m. Pilgrim Place Napier Center, 660 Avery RD., Claremont. For more information, visit www.sustainableclaremont.org.
Thursday February 13
HOW LIVING ‘ONLINE’ AFFECTS US OFF LINE “From Culture Jamming to Cultural Acupuncture: The Harry Potter Alliance and Participatory Politics.” As one of the first media scholars to chart the changing role of the audience in an environment of increasingly pervasive digital content, Henry Jenkins (USC) has been at the forefront of understanding the effects of participatory media on society, politics and culture. His research gives key insights to the success of social networking websites, networked computer games, online fan communities and other advocacy organizations and emerging news media outlets. He also has worked closely with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to HELP shape a media literacy program designed to explore the effects of participatory media on young people, and reveal potential new pathways for education through emerging digital media. 4:15 p.m. Pomona College’s Hahn Hall, Room 108, 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
OPEN HOUSE & RIBBON CUTTING Community Senior Services invites guests to The Enrichment Center Adult Day Program, which will celebrate their new location from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The ribbon cutting will take place at 5:30 p.m. Larkin Park Building, 763 W. Harrison Ave., Claremont. RSVP by Monday, February 10 by calling (909) 621-9900 or email email@example.com.
ART AFTER HOURS Live music co-sponsored by KSPC accompanies current exhibitions on view at the Museum. 5 to 11 p.m. Pomona College Museum of Art, 330 N. College Ave., Claremont. Contact (909) 607-7543 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.pomona.edu/museum.
Friday, February 14
FOOD TRUCK Trailer Park Truck is stopping by Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 204C, Claremont.
FESTIVAL The annual Claremont Colleges 10-Minute Play Festival is a component of Pomona College’s ongoing Elemental Arts Initiative, sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Five student-written plays connected to the Elemental Arts Initiative theme, air, are selected by a panel of judges, and then are produced by the Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance. 4 p.m., Seaver Theatre, 300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont. Contact email@example.com or (909) 607-4385.
BOOK TALK: KEN JENNINGS Author and Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings will share his insights into trivia, parenting and tips on winning at Jeopardy. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. 6 to 7 p.m. in the Carnegie Cultural Center, 123 D St., Upland. (909) 931-4205.
SPIN CIRCUS presents “Valentine Aerial Circus Cabaret Show” including aerial cube, aerial hammock, aerial silks, aerial hoop and trapeze, belly dancers and hula-hoop. Appetizers provided by Casablanca Bar & Grill. Friday and Saturday, February 14 and 15 at 9 p.m. $15 for general admission or $10 for students. Limited seating. Pilates Studio M, 548 W. First St., Claremont.
Saturday, February 15
FOOD TENT Flying Pie Man is setting up at Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 204C, Claremont.
GUITAR EXTRAVAGANZA with Jack Sanders, Jason Yoshida and Miroslav Tadi?. Pomona College faculty artists Jack Sanders and Jason Yoshida are joined by renowned guitarist and composer Miroslav Tadi? in a program of music by Tadi?, Sor and various Baroque composers including J.S. Bach. 8 p.m., Pomona College’s Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 607-2671 or visit www.music.pomona.edu.
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