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CALENDAR: Beer festival, concerts, lectures, theater and workshops

Friday, January 22

ART MART Arts and crafts vendors fill the Claremont Packing House atrium from 5 to 9 p.m. 532 W. First St., Claremont.

 

Saturday, January 23

CONCERT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE In under an hour, guests will be beguiled by the music of Harry Potter, two young Claremont Youth Symphony Orchestra (CYSO) soloists, the beautifully melodic first movement of Schubert’s “Unfinished Symphony” and Maestro Robert Sage’s lesson on how to recognize the structure of some classical symphony movements. Featuring CYSO members Anselm Knecht (principal cello) and Jo Ann Sun (violinist and associate concertmaster). There will also be a “try to play a violin” table in the lobby where there will be four sizes of violins for children of all ages. 10:30 a.m.; doors open at 10 a.m. Pomona College’s Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. No reservations or tickets. Open seating.

SALAD SAMPLING Guests are invited to sample two salads, complete with recipes and specials on the corresponding oils and vinegars between noon and 3 p.m. Featured salad: salad and baby spinach with cabbage, olives, pine nuts and Greek feta cheese. Complimentary event, no reservation required. Vom Fass, 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., C2-100, Claremont. (909) 399-0256.

CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL Dale Bros. Brewery is turning lucky 13 with an afternoon full of beer, food and fun, all for a great cause. With 40 local and regional craft breweries, wineries and cider makers in attendance, there will be more than 80 different beverages to sample. The event features food trucks and live reggae from Upstream at 2 and 3:15 p.m. Your ticket includes a keepsake glass and unlimited tastings. Check out the event website at brewsandbrosfest.org for details. 1 to 5 p.m. VIP tickets are $60, general admission is $45 and designated driver/under 21 tickets are $10. Cable Airport, 1749 W. Thirteenth St., Upland.

 

Sunday, January 24

FARMERS’ MARKET Rain or shine every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Claremont Village.

 

Monday, January 25

ISRAELI FOLK DANCE A fun way to exercise with music of Israeli folk dance. Beginners group at 6:45 p.m., followed by open dancing. $6. Masonic Lodge, 227 W. Eighth St., Claremont. (909) 921-7115.

 

Tuesday, January 26

THE PLUG-IN ELECTRIC VEHICLE TODAY & TOMORROW The speaker is Michelle Pierce, electrical and utility engineer. 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.

 

Wednesday, January 27

ZEN MEDITATION 7:30 to 9 a.m. McAlister Center for Religious Activities, 919 Columbia Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-8685.  

 

Thursday, January 28

RADICAL ACTS Angela Davis, a one-time Communist Party candidate and champion for prison reform, is a political activist, scholar, author and speaker. She is an outspoken advocate for the oppressed and exploited, writing on black liberation, prison abolition, the intersections of race, gender and class, and international solidarity with Palestine. Ms. Davis is the author of several books, including Women, Race, and Class and Are Prisons Obsolete? She is also the subject of the acclaimed documentary Free Angela and All Political Prisoners and is distinguished professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz. 6:30 p.m. Scripps College’s Garrison Theater, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont.

LECTURE Colin Adams: “Blown Away: What Knot to Do When Sailing.” 6:45 to 8 p.m. Claremont McKenna College’s Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont. (909) 621-8244.

CONTRA DANCE Come join CONTRAversial, the contra dance club of the Claremont Colleges, to kick off the spring semester with an evening of contra dancing to the tunes of the Pomona College Irish Music Ensemble and calling by Frannie Marr. Community members are welcome and encouraged to attend. No prior experience needed. 9 p.m. to midnight. Scripps College’s Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. Free for Claremont Colleges students or $5 suggested donation for others. For more information, visit contraversial.weebly.com or email claremontcontra@gmail.com.

 

Friday, January 29

ART MART Arts and crafts vendors fill the Claremont Packing House atrium from 5 to 9 p.m. 532 W. First St., Claremont.

THEATER World premiere staged reading of The Evangelists by Drew Chappell, a dark ballad about the violence of faith, the exigencies of love and a subversive alternate history of the incarnation. This reading will be followed by an audience Q&A with the cast and playwright. Choose what you can pay for this evening of theatre. All proceeds will go to Ophelia’s Jump Productions’ work on promoting and presenting new works by regional artists. 8 p.m. The Theatre Company Performing Arts Studio, 1400 N. Benson Ave., Upland.

FREE CONCERT Pianists Genevieve Feiwen Lee and Ming Tsu are joined by cellist Maggie Parkins and percussionist Nick Terry in works by Debussy, Kohn and Ung. Free admission with open seating, no tickets. Doors open approximately 30 minutes prior to performance. 8 p.m. Pomona College’s Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. (909) 607-2671.

 

Saturday, January 30

SALAD DRESSING & VINAIGRETTES Learn how to identify oils and acids commonly used to make a vinaigrette, describe the difference between stable and unstable emulsions, make a basic vinaigrette and learn how to vary it. Guests will be able take home their own custom vinaigrette made in class, along with recipes and suggestions for additional vinaigrettes. 9 to 11 a.m. $25 per person. Reservation required: (909) 399-0256. Vom Fass, 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., C2-100, Claremont.