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CALENDAR: Electronic Music Festival, comic books and more

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 during this evening of theatre. All proceeds will go to Ophelia’s Jump Productions’ work to promote and present new works by regional artists. 8 p.m. The Theatre Company Performing Arts Studio, 1400 N. Benson Ave., Upland.

CONCERT Pomona College professor of music Genevieve Feiwen Lee will be joined by fellow pianist Ming Tsu, cellist Maggie Parkins and percussionist Nick Terry in a program of music by Claude Debussy, Karl Kohn and Chinary Ung. The concert will be held in Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont at 8 p.m. The recital is free and open to the public.

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 can 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.

EXHIBITION EXTENDED John Fassbinder’s pottery is notable for its sensitive color and exquisite design. His interest in painting has made his ceramic work elegantly distinctive in that it is at once totally utilitarian and esthetically commanding. Curated by Claremont Heritage Director, David Shearer, the exhibition “Earth + Sky” will feature ceramics and paintings from over four decades of work and from several private collections. A number of pieces will also be available for sale. Open Saturday and Sunday, January 30 and 31 from noon to 3 p.m. Ginger Elliot Exhibition Center in Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.

 

Sunday, January 31

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

COMIC BOOK SHOW Comic Books, Collectibles and Art Dealers from around Southern California, with New and Vintage Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Original Art, Prints, Action Figures, Games, and Collectibles. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 532 W. First St., Claremont.

CONCERT The Claremont Young Musicians Intermezzo Orchestra, conducted by Greg Samuel, will present a concert at 7 p.m. at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. The program will include Zampa Overture by Herold, Funeral March of a Marionette by Gounod, Dance of the Comedians by Smetana, Fiddle Faddle by Anderson, Baccchanale from “Samson and Delilah” by Saint-Saens, and more. For audition or concert information, call (909) 624-3614.

 

Monday, February 1

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, February 2

THE EVOLUTION OF EVOLUTION Dr. Bill Waggener, professor emeritus of biological sciences, will address the University Club at 11:30 a.m. at the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. $13 meeting fee includes buffet lunch.

 

Wednesday, February 3

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

 

Thursday, February 4

DINNER THEATER Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, Guys And Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend, nightclub performer Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for 14 years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown. Guys And Dolls takes the audience from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong. Featuring memorable songs such as “Luck Be a Lady” and “Guys and Dolls.” Shows through February 27. Candlelight Pavilion, 455 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Visit candlelightpavilion.com or call (909) 626-1254, ext. 1 for ticket information and showtimes.

 

Friday, February 5

ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL Comprised of two evening concerts and a lecture/demonstration held at 3 p.m. in Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. All the events are free and open to the public. Concerts will be held Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. in Lyman Hall. 

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

THEATER Ophelia’s Jump Productions opens its 4th season with Christopher Durang’s 2013 Tony award winning play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by company co-founder, Caitlin Lopez. The production plays February 5 through 21 at The Theatre Company Performing Arts Studio, 1400 N. Benson, Upland. Visit opheliasjump.org for more information.

 

Saturday, February 6

LECTURE Brendon Randall-Myers and members of Invisible Anatomy. 3 p.m. Free Admission. Pomona College’s Bryant Hall, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont.

CONCERT Music by Brendon Randall-Myers. Performed by Invisible Anatomy: Samuel Adams (bass), Ian Gottlieb (cello), Paul Kerekes (keyboards), Brendon Randall-Myers (guitar), Daniel Schlosberg (keyboards), Ben Wallace (percussion) and Fay Wang (voice). 8 p.m. Free Admission. Pomona College’s Lyman Hall, 340 N. College Ave, Claremont.