CALENDAR: Sage festival, Pilgrim Place centennial, battle of the bands, comic book show, Pomona College PowWow
Friday, March 27
POMONA COLLEGE SENIOR RECITAL Flutist Tianrong “Sally” Zhong performs music by Bach, Chopin, Fauré and Prokofiev. Free admission with open seating. No tickets required. Doors open approximately 30 minutes prior to performance. 8 p.m. 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 607-2671.
Saturday, March 28
INNOVATION IN ARTS & CULTURE This conference will feature cutting-edge models and projects in the arts sector in Los Angeles and stimulating discussion on how Los Angeles arts and cultural organizations are innovating in the field, transforming theory into practice. The conference is free but registration is required. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Albrecht Auditorium, 925 N. Dartmouth Ave., Claremont. (909) 607-9049.
CALIFORNIA NATIVE SAGE FESTIVAL Experience the sights, scents and flavors of California native sages at this second annual garden event. Crafts, food samples, ethnobotany information, horticultural advice, live music and family-friendly activities will celebrate the Salvia species. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767.
MUSIC & DANCE OF BALI Jegog Bamboo Music with Sekar Jaya. This Gamelan company of musicians and dancers, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, specializes in the performing arts of Bali. Gamelan Jegog is one of the most impressive-sounding ensembles in the world as it is an orchestra of bamboo marimbas, with keys (tubes) ranging from small to gigantic. Founded in 1979, Gamelan Sekar Jaya has performed throughout California, the US and Bali in venues ranging from New York’s Symphony Space to remote village squares in Bali. Free admission with open seating. No tickets required. 4 p.m. at Lyon Garden, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont and 8 p.m. at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. (909) 607-2671.
PILGRIM PLACE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION Celebrating 100 years of Pilgrim Place: 1915 to 2015. The keynote speaker is Larry Minnix, president and CEO of LeadingAge. He has been a passionate advocate for elders for more than 40 years. Entertainment includes internationally renowned jazz artist Courtney Jones and a talented group of musicians will provide music for dancing and listening enjoyment. For ages 21 and over. 6 p.m. $75. 4467 Padua Ave., Claremont. (909) 399-5573.
BATTLE OF THE BANDS Eight student rock bands from Claremont High School and surrounding high schools will be performing and competing to raise money for the Claremont High School Marching and Concert Band. Food and refreshments will be sold. At the 500s quad, just west of Indian Hill Boulevard and north of the football field. For ages 10 and over. 7 to 11 p.m. Admission is $5. Food and drinks will be sold for $1 to $2. Claremont High School, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. (916) 300-0572.
Sunday, March 29
COMIC BOOK SHOW Browse and shop collectibles, comic books, graphic novels, original art, prints, action figures and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Claremont Packing House, 532 W. First St., Claremont. (951) 235-2990.
NANO DAYS NanoDays is a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering. Join Pomona College students and faculty and experience many of these activities firsthand. Visitors will explore nano foods, investigate new nano products and materials, and imagine what the world might look like if we could build an elevator to space! This is a free program for all ages. Co-hosted by the Pomona College Department of Physics and Astronomy. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Claremont Public Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-4902.
Monday, March 30
POETRY READING Tess Taylor, is the author of The Forage House (Red Hen Press, 2013). She has been the Amy Clampitt Resident, and has received writing fellowships from Amherst College, the American Antiquarian Society, the Headlands Center for the Arts, and the MacDowell Colony. Her chapbook, The Misremembered World, was published by the Poetry Society of America, and her work has appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Boston Review, Harvard Review, Literary Imagination, Times Literary Supplement, Memorious, and The New Yorker. 4 p.m. Harper Hall’s Board of Trustees Room, 160 E. Tenth St., Claremont. (909) 621-8612.
Tuesday, March 31
COFFEE TALK “Estate Planning.” Free interactive discussions on a variety of topics of interest. Reservations are required. Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. (909) 399-5488.
CITRUS COLLEGE CENTENNIAL The University Club. 11:30 a.m. $13 includes buffet lunch. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.
COMPUTER CLUB Windows 10 presented by Don Brown and Duke Leong. Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m., with social time at 7 p.m. Newcomers are welcome. Claremont Senior Computer Club. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. (909) 399-5488.
ECONOMIC INEQUALITY IN AMERICA Topics include “The Landscape of Poverty Across the US: Place, Race & Measurement Matter,” “ Latino Poverty in Historical Perspective,” “The Sustaining Disorder of Predatory Capitalism in ‘Indian Country’” and “An African-American Perspective of the New Economic Playing Field.” There will be ample time for questions, answers and discussion. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Rose Hills Theater, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont. (909) 621-8274.
Wednesday, April 1
WHAT IS COLLEGE FOR? William Deresiewicz, the author of Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life and 2015 Mary Routt Chair of Writing at Scripps, shares his observations about education at the Claremont Colleges and elsewhere. What is the meaning of words like “leadership” and “service?” How has education, even here, been reshaped by neoliberal ideas of value? What are the liberal arts, and what are they supposed to do for you? What does it mean to learn how to think? What are you supposed to think about, and why? This event is co-sponsored by the Scripps College Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities and the Mary Routt Chair of Writing. 4:15 p.m. Humanities Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-8326.
POMONA COLLEGE STUDENT RECITAL Students perform selections they’ve worked on during the semester with their private teachers and coaches. Free admission with open seating, no tickets. Doors open approximately 30 minutes prior to performance. 8:15 p.m. Lyman Hall, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 607-2671.
Thursday, April 2
REMBRANDT CLUB LECTURE & TEA Master food preserver Liisa Primack presents “Food Preservation as Art and an Art Form.” Tea follows at Seaver House. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Lyman Hall, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. For more information, call (909) 267-9936 or email email@example.com.
JANE AUSTEN MATTERS How did Jane Austen become an icon? In this talk, Devoney Looser will look at her image and reputation in the late 19th and 20th centuries, to grasp the significance of her celebrity today. 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Crookshank Hall, 140 E. Sixth St., Claremont. (909) 607-2212.
ART AFTER HOURS 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, 330 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-8283.
REMAKING OF COLLEGE 19th Annual Sally Loyd Casanova Distinguished Alumni Lecture: “Is Higher Education a Market Place? Observation on the Remaking of College.” Lecture by Christopher N. Oberg, PhD ‘79. In describing the waves of change and addressing a new research agenda for the high education enterprise, Dr. Oberg will tackle fundamental questions such as: Why does college cost so much and what is quality education, anyway? 7 to 9 p.m. Albrecht Auditorium, 925 N. Dartmouth Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-8075.
SCRIPPS STUDENT RECITAL Performances by students of the Scripps music department. 7:30 p.m. Boone Recital Hall, 241 E. Tenth St., Claremont. (909) 607-3266.
Friday, April 3
ART WALK Visit Claremont art galleries in the Village between 6 and 9 p.m. for artist receptions.
FILM SCREENING Featuring director and Pitzer alum Ben Cotner. The Case Against 8, a behind-the-scenes look inside the historic case to overturn California’s ban on same-sex marriage. Winner of Sundance Film Festivals, Director Award for US Documentary. Complimentary appetizers and beverages will be served. Free and open to the public. 7:30 p.m. at Pitzer College’s Benson Auditorium, 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont. (909) 607-8183.
Saturday, April 4
POW WOW The Pomona College PowWow welcomes Native American dancers and drummer to campus for a daylong celebration, plus a drumming competition. Free and open to the public. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Smith Campus Center on the South Lawn. 333 N College Way, Claremont.