CALENDAR: KSPC CD & Record Expo, Claremont Art Walk, Comic Book Show, Otterspace Arts
Friday, February 6
FRIDAY NOON CONCERT SERIES Traditional and modern music of Japan. 12:15 p.m. Balch Auditorium, on the corner of Tenth and Columbia. (909) 607-3266.
ART WALK Visit the Village galleries between 6 and 9 p.m. for artist receptions.
Saturday, February 7
VOLUNTEER WORKDAY Help maintain, improve and study the unique ecological resources of the Bernard Field Station. All who care about the local environment may join in; no experience is needed. Volunteers remove introduced weeds and invasive brush, clear trails, pick up trash, assist with ecological monitoring and carry out other activities that facilitate study and research at the field station. View the BFS website for this day's specific activity. Meet at the main BFS entrance on Foothill Blvd. at 10 a.m. on the workday. Wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and closed-toed shoes. Instructions, tools and supplies will be provided, but it's a good idea to bring water and sunscreen. Please note: Volunteers who are not Claremont College employees or students must sign a waiver of liability. Waivers for minors need to be signed by a parent or legal guardian. You may download the appropriate form, sign it and bring it with you. We will also have forms available when volunteers arrive. 10 a.m. to noon. Bernard Field Station, 1400 N. Amherst Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-2223.
OTTERSPACE ARTS “Love” exhibition and fundraiser. This event is free and open to the public. There will be live music by Claremont band JUICE, artwork will be for sale and a raffle will be conducted to help raise money for Otterspace Arts and Art Angel Scholarship program that offers free art classes to children with financial needs. 2 to 5 p.m. Ginger Elliot Exhibition Center, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.
OPERA Over two dozen talented singers of Repertory Opera Company will sing their hearts out in the name of love in their “Serenades of Love” concert. This concert includes operatic love duets and arias and songs from musical theater and operetta guaranteed to celebrate the romance of life. The afternoon will include the sublime melodies of the Flower duet and Humming Chorus from Madama Butterfly, the gritty passion of Don José’s aria from Carmen and lighter moments such as the Doll Song, “Ah yes, I remember it well” from Gigi and the Merry Widow Waltz. The lovefest ends with the over the top revelry of the party scene La Traviata. A reception with light refreshments follows the concert. 4 p.m. First Christian Church, 1751 N. Park Ave., Pomona. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for children and students. To buy tickets go to repoperaco.org or call (909) 230-4949.
BOOK READING & SIGNING Dr. Alane Daugherty is the author of From Mindfulness to Heartfulness: A Journey of Transformation Through the Science of Embodiment (2014). As a writer, speaker and workshop facilitator, her work focuses on teaching people how to transform chaotic and limiting emotional patterns to ones that are self affirming, life enhancing, and truly transformative. 3 to 5 p.m. Free and open to the public. Claremont Forum Bookshop and Gallery, 586 W. First St., Claremont. (909) 626-3066.
Sunday, February 8
FARMER’S MARKET Shop fresh produce, organic products, arts and more at Claremont’s Farmer’s Market every Sunday between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Second Street in the Village.
COMIC BOOK & COLLECTIBLES SHOW Comic books, collectibles, art dealers, original art, prints, action figures, games and more. Live music with Adam West the Bat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. Claremont Packing House. 532 W. First St., Claremont.
KSPC CD & RECORD EXPO 20th anniversary. Over 25 vendors will be selling CDs, DVDs, posters, vinyl, video new and used. All styles of music. $2 admission or free with a Claremont Colleges ID and free parking. Brought to you by your fellow music lovers at KSPC 88.7fm. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Smith Campus Center Edmunds Ballroom, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont. (909) 621-8157.
AYURVEDA Learn what is your constitution and how you can use home remedies to enjoy a great state of wellness. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. $15. Claremont Ayurvedic Healing, 226 W. Foothill Blvd. Suite I, Claremont. (909) 921-7115.
SONGS OF FILM AND LOVE Following three consecutive, sold-out concerts at Sonja Stump's Studio, acclaimed guitarist Seth Greenberg and bass virtuoso Eric Sittner are returning to Claremont for another performance. The theme of the performance is music made famous through movies. Among the songs to be performed are “Stand by Me,” “Purple Rain,” “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “Laura,” “Someday My Prince Will Come,” “Invitation” and “Days of Wine and Roses.” Only 30 tickets are available, including discounted tickets for military personnel, students, and children. Advanced tickets are recommended; they may be purchased online at greenmusic.yapsody.com/event/index/7605/songs-of-film-and-love-concert. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sonja Stump Studio, 135 W. First St., Claremont. (408) 444-5154.
HARVEY MUDD CONCERT SERIES Music for cello and piano. 8 to 10 p.m. Donations welcome. Drinkward Recital Hall, 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. (909) 621-8022.
CINEMA SUNDAYS featuring Bauhaus: Shadow of Light (1984) at 9:30 p.m. The Press Restaurant, 129 Harvard Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-4808.
Monday, February 9
QIGONG Classes are held indoors and outdoors depending on weather conditions; wear comfortable attire and shoes with flat soles, bring a bottle of water. No experience necessary, all are welcome to attend. Limit 20 students each session. Preregistration is required online or at the admissions kiosk. 9 to 10 a.m. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767, ext. 224.
SHAKESPEARE CLUB John Wolcutt, Shakespeare Orange County. Bringing Shakespeare to the community. 2 to 4 p.m. Free to the public. Joslyn Senior Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. (909) 938-2435.
POETRY READING Louise Gluck will read from her recently published Faithful and Virtuous Night. 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Crookshank Hall, 140 E. Sixth St., Claremont. (909) 607-2212.
MEDITATION Tribe365 presents “Proverb Power Half Hour” meditation session at 7 p.m. Of the Word, 532 W. First St. #202, upstairs in the Claremont Packing House. Visit tribe365.be or email email@example.com for more information.
Tuesday, February 10
COFFEE TALK “Social Security Savvy” Free interactive discussions on a variety of topics of interest. Reservations are required. Call for a full program description. 10 a.m. All topics held at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont.
HYBRID VEHICLES with engineer Chris Watson. The University Club meets Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. at the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. $13 meeting fee includes buffet lunch. (909) 594-3111.
LECTURE Assistant professor of American studies of Yale University, Greta LaFleur, will present a talk on “Early Biopolitics and Urban Reform: Boston's 'Negro Hill,' 1815-1840.” 4:15 p.m. Crookshank Hall, 140 E. Sixth St., Claremont. (909) 607-3452.
COMPUTER CLUB Steve Schenck, a professional photographer in Claremont, will do a presentation on photography tips. All ages welcome. 7 to 9 p.m. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. (909) 399-5488.
KING TRIVIA NIGHT The Press Restaurant offers a trivia game night every Wednesday at 9 p.m. 129 Harvard Ave., Claremont.
Wednesday, February 11
SUSTAINABLE CLAREMONT GARDEN CLUB Larry Schroeder (resident, member of Sustainable Claremont, and City Council Member) will speak about the process and cost recovery of re-landscaping his home and filling in his swimming pool. Graciela Gonzales, who designed, installed and maintains the garden, will be available to answer questions about the project. Free to the public. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Pilgrim Place Napier Center, 660 Avery Rd., Claremont. (909) 621-6381.
TRIBE365 YOGA Christian-based hatha yoga session, open to beginners and advanced students. Utilize the hour for prayer, worship, movement and meditation on scripture. 7 to 8 p.m. $10. Of the Word, 532 W. First St. #202, Claremont Packing House.
Thursday, February 12
ART AFTER HOURS Every Thursday, from 5 to 11 p.m., during the semester when art exhibits are open at the Pomona College Museum of Art. Art After Hours offers a variety of programming including live music concerts co-sponsored by KSPC 88.7 fm, lectures, panels, workshops, tours, film screenings, and performances in conjunction with Museum exhibitions and in partnership with student and academic groups across the campuses. 5 to 11 p.m. Pomona College Museum of Art, 333 N. College Way, Claremont. (909) 607-7543.
HARVEY MUDD CONCERT SERIES Baritone Frank Strnad invites guests for a musical wandering with songs on that theme by Hugo Wolf, as well as works by Respighi and Sisco, with pianist Tatiana Thibodeaux. This is a free event. Donations welcome. 8 to 10 p.m. Drinkward Recital Hall, 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont (909) 621-8022.
Friday, February 13
ART MART Arts and crafts booth line the first floor of the Claremont Packing House Friday nights 5 to 9 p.m. 532 W. First St., Claremont.
Saturday, February 14
YOGATHON Tribe365 will host a “Valentine’s Day Yogathon” in benefit of Living Waters of Riverside Church, whose sanctuary was recently destroyed during an electrical fire. Participation fee is $5. Participants are responsible for getting sponsors and choose a duration time: 15, 30, 45, 60, 90, or 120 minutes. The yogathon begins at 11 a.m. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call (909) 981-0838 or visit tribe365.be.
VALENTINE’S EXPO In conjunction with Tribe365’s “Valentine’s Day Yogathon,” The Colony at Loft 204 gallery and store will host an expo with a florist, henna artist, essential oils, and Scentsy booths. Open to the public. All are welcome. 11 to 1 p.m. 532 W. First St. #204, upstairs in the Claremont Packing House.
THEATER Ophelia’s Jump presents Das Kabarett Der Liebe. Revel in the hedonistic pleasures of wine, hors-d’oeuvres and song in celebration of Valentine’s Day in the style of the Weimar Cabaret. The Women’s Club of Claremont, 343 W. Twelfth St., Claremont. $35. 8 p.m.