CALENDAR: Spring Celebration, Claremont Art Walk, International Festival
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
CLAREMONT SPRING CELEBRATION The City of Claremont and the Rotary Club of Claremont sponsor this community event, which includes a variety of entertainers, crafts, contests, games, a petting zoo and a candy egg hunt. At 10:30 a.m., the siren marks the start of the candy egg hunt. Children up to 12 years old are separated into four different age groups (0-2, 3-4, 5-7, 8-10 and 11-12). Children 2 and younger will receive a goodie bag, while children 3-12 will participate in the egg hunt. Parents are encouraged to enjoy the hunt from the sidelines. The Kiwanis Club of Claremont will be cooking up a pancakes breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased on site at event. The festivities take place at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.
POW WOW The Pomona College PowWow welcomes Native American dancers and drummers 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.
POMONA COLLEGE RECITAL Guitarist Jesse White ‘15, performs music by Bach, Britten, Dyens, Regondi and Sor. Free admission with open seating, no tickets. Doors open approximately 30 minutes prior to performance. 8 p.m. Thatcher Music Building’s Lyman Hall, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 607-2671.
Sunday, April 5
FAMILY BIRD WALK Bring binoculars if you have them and join Pomona Valley Audubon Society on guided bird watching walks. Free. 8 a.m. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767.
EASTER EGG-STRAVAGANZA HUNT For kids ages 2 to 12 years at 10:30 a.m., (between the 9:30 and 11 a.m. Easter services). Kids may bring baskets to hunt for candy-filled eggs and prizes. Open to all, hosted by Granite Creek Community Church, 1580 N. Claremont Blvd., Claremont. (909) 625-4455.
Monday, April 6
SUSTAINABILITY DIALOG Michael Woo, dean of the college of environmental design at Cal Poly Pomona (and former LA City Councilmember), will discuss ideas developed in his seminar class “The Claremont Sustainability Project,” where each of 17 students proposed a new project for Claremont. One of these projects will be implemented in the coming months by an intern supported by Randall Lewis. Join the discussion of sustainability in Claremont and the project to be implemented. Free to the public. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Pomona College’s Hahn Building, Room 101, located at 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. (909) 624-5823.
JAPANESE ART Chanoyu, the art of tea, plays a vital role in sustaining Japanese traditional arts and culture. This lecture will discuss the Senke Jusshoku, the ten traditional craft families that have created tea utensils for tea masters since the 16th century, and explore how the tea house brings these arts together. Robert Hori is vice-president and Tea Master of the Urasenke Tankokai Los Angeles Association. 7:30 p..m. Scripps College, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. (909) 607-4690.
Tuesday, April 7
COFFEE TALK “Conquering Isolation.” Free interactive discussions on a variety of topics of interest. Reservations are required. Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. (909) 399-5488.
WARTIME & POSTWAR JAPAN The Department of History at Pomona College is pleased to announce that Kataryzna Cwiertka, a distinguished historian of Japanese and Korean food studies at Leiden University, will deliver this year’s Ena Thompson Lectures. The title of this year's series is “Hunger for Victory: Food in the Asia-Pacific War.” The first lecture, “Restraint and Indulgence: Eating Out in Wartime and Postwar Japan.” Free parking at the south campus parking structure corner Columbia and First Street. For ages 18 and over. Free to the public. 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Rose Hills Theater in the Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont. (909) 607-3075.
CHEMISTRY SEMINAR “Photooxidation and Photoreduction Processes in Fluorescent Proteins: New Insights From Electronic Structure Calculations” presented by guest speaker Anna Krylov, professor of chemistry at USC. Lecture aimed at junior and senior chemistry and biology majors. 11 to 11:45 p.m. Shanahan Center, 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. (909) 621-8092.
STATE OF THE CITY Presented by Claremont Mayor Corey Calaycay. The University Club. 11:30 a.m. $13 includes buffet lunch. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.
COMPUTER CLUB Windows Experience Index presented by Tom Deno. 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.
Wednesday, April 8
BACKYARD BIRDS OF CLAREMONT Chris Verma, owner of Claremont store Wild Birds Unlimited, has birded all over the Americas and is a education chair for the Pomona Valley Audubon Society. He will talk about 20 of the birds found in Claremont and how to attract and feed them. Sustainable Claremont Garden Club. Free to the public. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Pilgrim Place Napier Center, 660 Avery Rd., Claremont. (909) 621-6381.
THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE 100 YEARS LATER Commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, “They Can Live in the Desert But Nowhere Else: Explaining the Armenian Genocide One Hundred Years Later,” presented by Ronald Grigor Suny, Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. Dinner followed by lecture. 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont. (818) 726-5471.
Thursday, April 9
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.
Friday, April 10
WORLD WAR I Ivan Light, professor emeritus at UCLA, has expanded his area of research to study the Great War. He has written a historic novel, Deadly Secret of the Lusitania that incorporates his findings. All ages welcome. Lunch is $17. Program, free, at 1 p.m. The program is noon to 2 p.m. at Darvish Restaurant, 946 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. (909) 626-8122.
FRIDAY NOON CONCERT Scripps and Universidad de las Americas Puebla: “A Musical Collaboration” featuring pianist Hao Huang, violinist Rachel V. Huang plus distinguished visiting professor and cellist Juan Hermida, O’Brien. 12:15 p.m. Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. (909) 607-3266.
JUNIOR RECITAL Cellist Alex Chong and student of Roger Lebow, performs music by Beethoven, Dvo?ák, Ligeti and Schumann. Free admission with open seating, no tickets. Doors open approximately 30 minutes prior to performance. 8 p.m. Lyman Hall, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 607-2671.
Saturday, April 11
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL The world comes to Claremont at the 37th annual International Festival. Enjoy live entertainment, country booths, international food, beer and wine tasting and more at the CMC Quadrangle. Tickets for food and beverages will be sold for cash. There will be storytelling and crafts for children. This event is open to the public for all ages. Noon to 4 p.m. Claremont McKenna Quad, 390 E. Ninth St., Claremont. (909) 607-4571.