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CALENDAR: Art Walk, Weezer at Rhino, casino night and more

Weezer to appear at Rhino

Weezer fans rejoice: The band will be stopping by Rhino Records in Claremont at 8 p.m. on Monday, October 6 to sign copies of their new CD/LP It Will Be All Right in the End.

It is the ninth album by the hugely popular rock quartet, which features lead guitarist and vocalist Rivers Cuomo, drummer Pat Wilson, guitarist Brian Bell and bassist Scott Shriner.

Weezer formed in Los Angeles in 1992 and burst onto the scene in 1993 with their self-titled debut—often called The Blue Album—which featured hits like “Buddy Holly” and “Undone—The Sweater Song.” The Blue Album and its follow-up album Pinkerton are often cited as among the best rock albums of the 1990s.

The band’s unique brand of power pop is known for heavy guitar, hook-centric songs and vocal tapestries involving the whole band. In fact, the guys of Weezer took classes in which they practiced barbershop quartet harmonies in order to perfect their sound. It’s a recipe that has continued to yield top hits over the years, including “Hash Pipe” and “Island in the Sun” (2001), “Beverly Hills” (2005) and “Pork and Beans” (2008)

Everything Will Be Alright in the End, whose cover features an enormous sasquatch migrating down a mountain, was produced by hit-maker Ric Ocasek of the Cars, in his first collaboration with Weezer since 2001’s The Green Album.  So far, the critical response is warm, with Caryn Ganz of Rolling Stone calling the songs “profoundly odd and reliably catchy,” and meaning it in a good way.

You can purchase Weezer’s latest release at Rhino Records (235 Yale Ave. in Claremont) on Monday, which will earn you a wristband providing entry to the signing. For information, call 626-7774 or visit Rhino Records Claremont on Facebook.



Friday, October 3

ART WALK Visit galleries in the Village for opening receptions featuring refreshments, live music plus meet and greet with artists. 6 to 9 p.m.

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.

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS The University of La Verne Latino Student Forum presents a fundraiser featuring salsa lessons (7 to 8 p.m.), face painting, food, art, DJ and raffle (announced at 8:30 p.m.). Raffle tickets are $2 each. The Colony at Loft 204, 532 W. First St. #204, upstairs in the Claremont Packing House.


Saturday, October 4

BLESSING OF PETS & STUFFED ANIMALS Bring your critters and best friends to this brief service of blessing and celebration on the lawn north of the main parking lot at 233 W. Harrison. Pets, people and pals of all faiths (and none) are most welcome. Bring items to pick up after pets. 10 to 11 a.m. Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 W. Harrison Ave., Claremont.

FALL PLANTING FESTIVAL Rare and beautiful California native plants for sale, food trucks, live music, free lectures and workshops, free expert horticultural advice celebrating the fall planting season in southern California and the opening of Grow Native Nursery for the season. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767.

WINE IN THE WOODS Fifth annual Mt. Baldy Community Association benefit. $40. Must be 21 or over. 1 to 4 p.m. Mt. Baldy Museum & Dorothy Wisely History Center, 6778 Mt. Baldy Rd., Mt. Baldy.


Sunday, October 5

COMMUNITY DISCUSSION Discover the contrasting images that Ray Bradbury presents to the world through his literature Fahrenheit 451 and his wide speaking engagements; a community conversation led by Wallace Cleaves, professor in the University Writing Program at UC Riverside. 2 to 4 p.m. Claremont Library Meeting Room, 208 Harvard Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-4902.

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.


Monday, October 6

STUDENT DEBATE Claremont Colleges Debate Union. 6:45 to 8 p.m. Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont. (909) 621-8344.

ISRAELI FOLK DANCE Come dance, enjoy music and great dances in a friendly environment. Beginners teaching at 7 p.m. followed by open dances. Admission is $6. 7 to 10 p.m. Masonic Lodge, 272 W. Eighth St., Claremont. (909) 921-7115.


Tuesday, October 7

TUESDAY NOON ACADEMY “How do Cells Respond to Stress,” lecture given by Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert, associate professor of biology and associate dean of faculty, Scripps College. The Tuesday Noon Academy is a collection of presentations by Scripps College faculty and visiting scholars from a wide variety of disciplines, offered free of charge to the community. Attendees are welcomed to bring their lunch or purchase lunch at the Malott Commons Dining Hall. Coffee and tea provided. Doors open at 11:45 a.m.

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.

COMPUTER CLUB “Tips & Tricks: YouTube” presented by Sandy Skipper, Don Brown and Joy Huguley. The Claremont Senior Computer Club meets Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.


Wednesday, October 8

LECTURE Suzanne Muchnic (Scripps '62), former art writer of the Los Angeles Times and author of the recently published biography, Helen Lundeberg: Poetry Space Silence, will give an illustrated talk about the renowned Los Angeles artist and her work. Books available for sale and signing. Wine and welcome will be at noon, luncheon at 12:30 p.m. and the talk begins at 1:15 p.m. Noon luncheon cost is $25 with reservations,
additional free seating is available for the 1:15 p.m. program. Scripps College Hampton Room in the Malott Commons, located at 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont.

ENGINEERING PROGRAM SEMINAR Hydraulic fracturing is a technology that has allowed for a tremendous economic boom in the last 10 years. However, this boom has led to an increase in demands on water resources as well as other environmental concerns. The Hestekin group, along with its corporate partners, is working on new membrane treatment technologies to recycle water used in hydraulic fracturing back into hydraulic fracturing processes so that the water resource demands are drastically reduced. This talk will show how this is economically possible and will discuss technological demands that still remain in the application of these recycling technologies. 4:10 to 5:30 p.m. Shanahan Center, 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. (909) 621-8964.

BLACK CROWN CASINO NIGHT Play to win. Play for a cause. Community Senior Services, a non-profit organization serving the needs of thousands of seniors in the Inland, Pomona and East San Gabriel Valleys, is hosting their casino-style annual fundraiser at Padua Hills Theatre, Claremont. Proceeds from this event will benefit seniors and their families in our local communities. There will be food vendors, many opportunities to win great prizes and live music performed by The Ravelers (generations rock band). 6 to 9 p.m. Padua Hills Theatre, 4467 Padua Ave., Claremont.

SUSTAINABLE CLAREMONT GARDEN CLUB Fall planting, winder veggies and ornamentals. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Pilgrim Place Napier Center, 660 Avery Rd., Claremont. (909) 621-6381.


Thursday, October 9

REMBRANDT CLUB BUS TRIP Visit the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College. Current exhibit is Roberto Chavez and The False University: A Retrospective. Also on display are three exhibits from their permanent collection. Admission $28. Attendees must be at least 18 years old. Meet at the St. Ambrose parking lot, 830 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont. 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (909) 626-4676.


Friday, October 10

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.

ASTRONOMY Pomona Valley Amateur Astronomers present Mike Simmons, founder and president of Astronomers Without Borders, (One People, One Sky), who will talk on “Astronomers Without Borders: A Global Astronomy Community.” Mr. Simmons is well known for his contributions to amateur astronomy. He is a writer and photographer who has contributed to publications including Scientific American, Astronomy and Sky and Telescope where he is a Contributing Editor. October’s PVAA meeting will be in Beckman Hall, west of Galileo Hall at Harvey Mudd College, 1250 Dartmouth Ave., Claremont.


Saturday, October 11

STUDIO ART HALL GRAND OPENING The grand opening of the new Studio Art Hall on the Pomona College campus. There will be art, performance events and demonstrations throughout the day. 1 to 9 p.m. Studio Art Hall, 333 N. College Way, Claremont.

TEEN ART ACTIVITY & CONTEST Join us for this fun teen art activity. Drop in and create a bookmark. Your creation can be entered into the library’s 35th Annual Bookmark Contest, “Dream in Color.” For ages 11 to 18. 2 to 3 p.m. Claremont Public Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-4902.

MONTE CARLO GALA Join House of Ruth for an evening of fun at The Magic of Monte Carlo. Delight in the thrill of Lady Luck, as you take your chance with exciting casino games, enjoy a delicious dinner and support a life-saving cause. Even if you've never played black jack, roulette, craps or poker, friendly, fun dealer hosts will make your experience one you’ll never forget. An exciting night filled with dinner, casino games, Wheel of Fortune, silent auction and prizes galore. $125 per person. 6 to 11 p.m. The Avalon Ballroom at Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. (909) 623-4364 ext. 6054.



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