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CALENDAR: Film screening, Stamp Your Heart Out, tap takeover and more

Friday, August 14

DAVID FOSTER WALLACE BIOPIC A film, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segal, based on Rolling Stone reporter and novelist David Lipsky’s five-day interview with acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace. Showtimes for The End of the Tour will soon be available at laemmle.com. More about the independent film will be included in the next edition of the COURIER.

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Enjoy free live music throughout the Village from 6 to 9 p.m.

POETRYPALOOZA Featuring poets, artists, music and an open mic. with Rick Stepp-Bolling, Chris Alex Penalber, Rick Stepp-Bolling, Michael Ian Churchman, Scott Nichols, Christine Marie Bryant and Andrew Turner. Free to the public. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. (909) 626-3322.

 

Saturday, August 15

STAMP YOUR HEART OUT Joan, the former owner of Stamp Your Heart Out is hosting a charity rubber stamp fundraising event. This gigantic sale will feature hundreds of rubber stamps (booth wood mounted and acrylic), ink pads, card stocks and scrapbooking papers, glitters, flues, tools, ribbons, magazines, die cut machines, handcrafted greeting cards, storage units and more. All items are value packaged and priced to sell. Proceeds will be donated to the Breast Health Centers at Pomona Valley Community Hospital Medical Center and City of Hope. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the arcade at 141 Harvard Ave., Claremont.

TEACHER OPEN HOUSE Free garden admission for schoolteachers and administrators and their immediate family (with ID). Explore school tour and program displays; reserve field trips. Spring reservations fill up quick. Bring your calendar to schedule a fun and educational trip for your students. 9 a.m. to noon. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767.

 

Sunday, August 16

THEATER Over a dozen luxurious bass and baritone voices will gather to celebrate the glory of their unique sound in a dinner concert. Guests will hear heroes, villains, fathers and soldiers—men in their most extreme moments—in operatic selections ranging from Verdi’s The Masked Ball to Mozart’s The Magic Flute. There will also be popular favorites such as They Call the Wind Maria and There Ain’t Nothing Like a Dame, with the grand finale featuring all the men together booming out the Song of the Volga Boatmen. The extraordinary Brian Farrell will be at the piano. As a first prizewinner in the Yamaha Keyboard Competition, he has given numerous recitals throughout the US and Europe and brings his considerable talent and expertise to his role as musical director. Included in the decadent evening is Chef Erle Saunders’ delicious Italian salads, pastas and desserts. One performance. School age and older are invited. 5 to 7 p.m. $40 each, $320 for a table of eight. First Christian Church of Pomona, located at?1751 N. Park Ave.,?Pomona. For more information, call (909) 230-4949 or email lizbethlucca@gmail.com and visit repertoryoperacompany.org.

 

Monday, August 17

MONDAY NIGHT CONCERTS LCR performs at 7 p.m. at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.

 

Tuesday, August 18

BLUE STAR MUSEUM DAYS Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (RSABG) is a participant in the National Endowment for the Arts’ Blue Star Museums program, which offers free admission for active-duty military and their families between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day. Complimentary admission will continue through Monday, September 7 and includes all active-duty US military personnel and/or up to five of their immediate family members. RSABG is also extending the free garden admission to veterans (admission fees still apply for veterans’ family members). 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767.

 

Wednesday, August 19

DRIVERS LICENSE STUDY SESSION The Upland Library is offering drivers license self-study sessions. Library staff will provide resources to help you pass the DMV written exam. The California Driver Handbook, sample test materials and online access to practice tests will be provided. The sessions are free and will be held downstairs in the Carnegie Cultural Center from 1 to 4 p.m. Requirements: Upland Library card with Internet access and must be 18 years of age or older. Call the literacy office at (909) 931-4211 to register. Carnegie Cultural Center is located at 123 E. D St., Upland.

 

Thursday, August 20

TAP TAKEOVER Pizza N Such will be tapping four specialty beers by Saint Archer Brewing Company from 6 to 9 p.m. Come by, enjoy a flight of specialty beers and meet the St. Archer Brewing Company’s reps. 202 Yale Ave., Claremont. (909) 624-5431.

 

Friday, August 21

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Enjoy free live music throughout the Village from 6 to 9 p.m.

 

Saturday, August 22

HENNA BODY ART Henna has been used for celebrations, times of transition and personal adornment since ancient times. Come celebrate the transitions in your own life, or treat yourself to a beautiful, natural henna design. Walk-ins are welcome, and the smallest designs start at just $5. You can choose from the pattern book, or allow the artist to create an original piece of art for you. Drop by at any time from 2 to 6 p.m. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. (818) 913-3294.