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CALENDAR: Levitt on the Lawn presents SHEL

Friday, September 19

LEVITT ON THE LAWN From their fetching, unpredictable songs to their whimsical, hand-made top hats, SHEL makes a profound impression, something they are doing to growing crowds and critical acclaim. Nestled within SHEL's enveloping sound, wisps of folk revival, vaudeville, renaissance fairs and steam-punk esthetic blur around one another. They are a vocal group with outstanding instrumental capabilities and an instrumental group with a thrilling vocal attack. Snacks and desserts will be available for purchase from a variety of local Claremont restaurants beginning at 6 p.m. Picnic dinners are also welcomed, and a limited number of blankets and lawn chairs will be available to checkout at no cost (ID must be left for collateral). The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. Scripps College Bowling Green, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. (909) 607-9372.

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Stroll through the Village and listen to free, live music from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Public Plaza, the chamber and city hall.

SPOKEN WORD Open mic night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont.

GLOBAL GUITARS The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (John Dearman, Matthew Greif, William Kanengiser and Scott Tennant) will offer an evening concert of music by Basie, Coltrane, Copland, Krouse, Sousa, York and others. Free admission with open seating, no tickets. Doors open approximately 30 minutes prior to performance. 8 p.m. Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. (909) 607-2671.


Saturday, September 20

GARDEN WALKING CLUB Relieve stress, boost energy levels, improve health, track progress and enjoy the beautiful scenery of California's native garden on your own or with the group. Participation is free (Garden admission fees apply); register at the admission kiosk. 8 a.m. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont.

OPEN STUDIO Jan Wheatcroft presents new jewelry and Helen Feller presents new quilts and boxes. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 506 Yale Ave., Claremont.

SAFE GENTLE YOGA Safe and Gentle Yoga with Ross at the Claremont Friends Meeting House meets every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. A gentle blend of meditation and movement, RR's hour-long class is an immersive experience guaranteed to integrate mind, body and spirit in a deep and enriching way. All ages, all levels, all genders.

No admission. 9 to 10:15 a.m. Claremont Friends Meeting House, 727 W. Harrison Ave., Claremont. (909) 908-0882.

GELENCSER HOUSE CONCERT Fusing folk, jazz and pop styles, two-time Grammy-winner Laurence Juber creates a multifaceted performance that belies the use of only one acoustic guitar. Laurence was first recognized as the lead guitarist in Paul McCartney's band Wings and has since become a world-renowned guitar virtuoso, composer, arranger and studio musician. His music can be heard in TV shows, movies, and documentaries including Home Improvement, Dirty Dancing, Good Will Hunting, Pocahontas and the Ken Burns' documentary, The Tenth Inning. Come join us for this very special musical evening. 7 p.m. $20 donation. Call (909) 596-1266 for reservations and directions.


Sunday, September 21

FARMERS MARKET Shop local in this Village street fair between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Organic produce, farm-fresh cheeses, plants, crafts and more.

LIVE JAZZ performance on the Blue Fin patio at 2 p.m. 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. (909) 946-1398.

CINEMA SUNDAYS The Press Restaurant presents Devo: The Men Who Make The Music (1981). 9:30 p.m. 129 Harvard Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-4808.


Monday, September 22

HUMANITIES SERIES Prison Obscura presents rarely seen vernacular, surveillance, evidentiary and prisoner-made photographs, shedding light on the prison industrial complex. Why do tax-paying, prison-funding citizens rarely get the chance to see such images? And what roles do these pictures play for those within the system? With stark aesthetic detail and meticulous documentation, Prison Obscura builds the case that Americans must come face to face with these images and imaging technologies both to grasp the cancerous proliferation of the US prison system and to connect with those it confines. Prison Obscura is a traveling exhibition curated by Pete Brook and made possible with the support of the John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities and Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford College, Haverford, PA. 1 to 5 p.m. Scripps College’s Claremont Humanities Museum, 981 N. Amherst Ave., Claremont.

DÉCIMA & BOMBA WORKSHOP Learn about and to perform sung poetry in the décima tradition of Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Doms Lounge, Smith Campus Center, Pomona College, 4:30 to 8 p.m. 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont. (909) 607-2919.


Tuesday, September 23

DOCUMENTARY United in Anger: A History of ACT UP (2012) is an inspiring documentary about the activist movement from the perspective of the people in the trenches fighting the AIDS epidemic. Using oral histories and rare archival footage, the film depicts the efforts of ACT UP as it battles corporate greed, social indifference and government neglect. The Atherton Dinner (by invitation) will follow the screening at 6:15 p.m. and includes a panel of local activists. The event begins at 4:15 p.m. Benson Auditorium, 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-8241.

PIZZA N SUCH It’s LA Beer Week September 20 through 28 and Pizza N Such will be hosting a tap takeover with LA brewery, Smog City. Six beers will be on tap, representatives from the brewery will be on hand plus flights and glassware will be available. 21 and over. 6 to 9 p.m. Pizza N Such, 202 Yale Ave., Claremont. (909) 624-7214.

COMPUTER CLUB Tips & Tricks: Sharing Photos. 7 p.m. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont.

KING TRIVIA NIGHT Bring your friends. Bring your brain. Bring your friend’s brains for trivia at The Press. Starts at 9:30 p.m. but get there early because seats fill up fast. 129 Harvard Ave., Claremont.

LIMITED RELEASE SCREENING David Bowie is, documentary film of the groundbreaking exhibition "David Bowie is," will be screened exclusively in 100 select movie theaters across the US for one day only to coincide with the exhibition opening at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (MCA). Described by The Times as “stylish and outrageous” and The Guardian as “a triumph,” the exhibition features a remarkable collection of photographs, stage costumes and other rare possessions from the David Bowie Archive. 7:30 p.m. Laemmle Claremont 5, 450 W. Second St., Claremont.


Wednesday, September 24

SPOKEN WORD Anis Mojgani: National Individual Poetry Slam Champion (2005 and 2006); Individual World Cup Poetry Slam winner (2007); author, Songs From Under the River: A Collection of Early and New Work (2013) and The Feather Book (2011). 6:45 to 8 p.m. Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont.


Thursday, September 25

BOOK READING Scripps College Humanities Institute Fall 2014 Series: Silence featuring a book reading and publication party of The Silent History: A Novel. Book by Eli Horowitz, Matthew Derby and Kevin Moffett (NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014). Reading by Kevin Moffett. Co-sponsored by The Claremont Colleges Library. 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Claremont Colleges Library Founder’s Room, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont.

ART AFTER HOURS Live music and other programming accompany exhibitions on view at the Pomona College Museum of Art. 5 to 11 p.m. Pomona College Museum of Art, 330 N. College Ave., Claremont.


Friday, September 26

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Stroll through the Village and listen to free, live music from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Public Plaza, the chamber and city hall.


Saturday, September 27

WALK FOR THE WILD A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act with a Wilderness Festival and fun walk. Festival includes food trucks, music, fun activities, photo contest and information about wilderness areas and conservation. The Walk for the Wild is $12 and includes garden admission. Register online at active.com. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Walk begins any time between 9 and noon. The festival continues through 4 p.m. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont.

CONCERT Singer/songwriter, Tom Freund, whose sound has garnered comparisons to Tom Waits and Rickie Lee Jones, attended the Claremont Colleges in California in the early '90s and performed as a duo with Ben Harper. The two recorded a vinyl-only album in 1992 called Pleasure and Pain. Shortly thereafter he became the bass player for roots rock mainstays the Silos. Freund plays guitar, ukulele, keyboards and stand-up bass. Between his traditional touring and European festivals this is a unique opportunity to see this versatile multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter in a small intimate setting. Doors open at 7 p.m. $12. The Folk Music Center, 220 Yale Ave., Claremont.

THE MOJAVE TRIO The Mojave Trio returns to Pomona College to perform music by Beethoven, Brahms and Flaherty. Members include: Sara Parkins, violin; Margaret Parkins, cello; and faculty artist Genevieve Feiwen Lee, piano. Free admission with open seating, no tickets. Doors open approximately 30 minutes prior to performance. More info as available on our Concert Calendar at music.pomona.edu. 8 p.m. Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont.




Jenelle Rensch covers the calendar, arts and entertainment. Deadline: Thursday at 5 p.m., one week before publication. Include date, time, address, a contact phone number and fee for admission (if applicable). Email: calendar@claremont-courier.com. Fax: (909) 621-4072. Address: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205-B, Claremont, CA 91711. There is NO guarantee that items submitted will be published.


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