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CALENDAR: Claremont Art Walk, Electronic Music Festival and Serenades of Love

Friday, February 5

FRIDAY NOON CONCERT Trio Lykos featuring Rachel V. Huang (violin), Roger Lebow (cello) and Gayle Blankenburg (piano), will perform Brahms Trio in B Major, Op B. 12:15 p.m. Scripps College’s Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. Contact concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-3266.

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 fourth 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.

SERENADES OF LOVE A romantic afternoon of music from great operas, operettas and musical theater celebrating love performed by the stars of Repertory Opera Company. Selections include music from Carmen, Carousel, Roméo et Julitette, Phantom of the Opera, Gigi and La Boheme. 4 p.m. Tickets are $25. The performance will be held at First Christian Church, 1751 N. Park Ave., Pomona. Visit repoperaco.org or call (909) 230-4949.

ART WALK Visit art exhibit opening receptions in the Claremont Village between 6 and 9 p.m. See claremontartwalk.com for details.

A CAPPELLA COMETITION International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella Southwest Quarterfinal and the second round of competition. At this event, collegiate a cappella groups from across California will perform their best set, and the top two placing groups will advance to the ICCA Southwest Semifinal. All ages are welcome. 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for Claremont Colleges students, teens and children and $20 general admission. Bridges Auditorium, 450 College Way, Claremont. pomona.edu/bridges.

ANAANYA DANCE THEATRE Ananya Chatterjea draws on the dance and aesthetic traditions of eastern India and the tactics of street theater to forge a unique connection between dance and social issues. Ms. Chatterjea is the artistic director of Ananya Dance Theatre, a company of women artists of color who are diverse in age, race, nationality and sexual orientation. She is also director of dance and associate professor in the department of theater arts and dance at the University of Minnesota. 7:30 p.m. Scripps College’s Garrison Theater, 1030 Columbia 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.

 

Sunday, February 7

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

 

Monday, February 8

SHAKESPEARE CLUB OF POMONA VALLEY A discussion by Caitlin Lopez, co-founder of Claremont’s Ophelia’s Jump and director of Twelfth Night at the Shakespeare Festival last summer. Her talk is titled “Record Rain and Improvised Crutches: The Trials and Triumphs of Outdoor Shakespeare,” about the challenges and opportunities of staging Shakespeare plays, indoors and out. Gain insight into such backstage business as text-cutting and staging possibilities. Light refreshments will be served. 2 p.m. Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. (909) 717-1109.

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 9

SYRIA & CURRENT REFUGEE CRISIS The speaker is Dr. Adnan Aswad. 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.

THE BEST KIND OF COLLEGE The Social Science Research Confab hosts professors Susan McWilliams and John Seery (politics department) as they discuss their new edited volume about liberal arts institutions, The Best Kind of CollegeNoon. Pomona College’s Frank Dining Hall, 260 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont. Contact Colin J. Beck at (909) 621-8510 or cbeck@pomona.edu.

CLAREMONT SENIOR COMPUTER CLUB “Law Library: How to use it for research” presented by Christine Langtau. The Claremont Senior Computer Club meets on Tuesday evenings at the Hughes Community Center at 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m., with social time beginning at 7 p.m. Newcomers are always very welcome. For more information visit cscclub.org.

 

Wednesday, February 10

CLAREMONT GARDEN CLUB Liz Parkinson, CEO and founder of Gardening Squared, will address garden planning, why to design a modified raised bed to fit your needs and the benefits of soil amendments, companion planting, crop rotation and drip system irrigation. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Pilgrim Place Napier Center, 660 Avery Rd., Claremont. Free and open to the public.

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

FUNNY GIRL Her career spanned turbulent years from comedienne to Vaudeville star. In The Ziegfeld Follies, in Hollywood films and on the radio, Fanny Brice was one of the most celebrated entertainers of her time. As talented as she was, she deserved to be loved by everyone, audience and husband alike. This show is her story. Musical numbers include “I’m the Greatest Star,” “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” as well as the iconic “People.” Amanda Minano, 2011 CHS alumni, will portray the role of Fanny Brice in between her national tour of  The Little Mermaid. Candlelight Pavilion, 455 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Performances run from February 10 through 24. Tuesdays and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. One matinee at 2:30 p.m. on February 24. Dinner is not served. Visit the Inland Valley Repertory Theater website for tickets at ivrt.org, or call (909) 859-4878.

 

Thursday, February 11

LITERARY SERIES Dorothea Lasky, poet and professor at Columbia University, will read from some of her work in Pomona College’s Crookshank Hall, 140 W. Sixth St., Claremont. 4:15 p.m. Contact nancy.jugan@pomona.edu.

 

Friday, February 12

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

CONCERT Alumnipalooza, eight alumni return to campus to help Pomona College celebrate Bridges Hall of Music’s centennial in a very special concert. Alumni include Lucy Shelton ’65 and Hayden Eberhart ’07, sopranos; Katharine Rawdon ’82, flute; Lucas Harris ’96, plucked strings; Kathy Supové ’73 and Raj Bhimani ’82, piano; Brendon Randall-Myers ’09, composer/guitar, and Noah Dietterich ’09, singer/songwriter. These illustrious alumni will share an evening concert with music by Debussy, Dietterich, Dutilleux, Fauré, Kohn, Purcell, Randall-Myers, Rossini and Stravinsky. Free admission with open seating; no tickets. Doors open approximately 30 minutes prior to performance. 8 p.m. Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Contact Elizabeth Champion at edc04747@pomona.edu.

10-MINUTE NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Each year, all members of the Claremont Colleges community are invited to submit new plays around a common theme for the 10-Minute New Play Festival. In this season the theme is “Self Discovery.” Winners are selected in December and the department produces the plays with student directors and performers. Open seating, no tickets. 4 p.m. Seaver Theatre, 300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont. Contact Michele Miner, michele.miner@pomona.edu.

 

Saturday, February 13

RE-DO GENEALOGY RESEARCH Hal Horrocks is a professional genealogist, teacher, author and lecturer and has been doing family research for 15 years. He is a member of several professional genealogical associations and is the current president of the Orange County California Genealogical Society (OCCGS) headquartered at the Huntington Beach Central Library. The program, which is open to the public, will be held in the Community Room of the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave., Pomona, from 2 to 4 p.m.

THEATER Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special pre-show improv based on an audience member’s “love story” followed by Christopher Durang’s Tony Award-winning play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by company co-founder, Caitlin Lopez. Tickets for this weekend’s shows include a glass of wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage and a triple chocolate brownie or salted caramel apple cheesecake. $32-$35. Saturday and Sunday, February 13 and 14. The Theatre Company Performing Arts Studio, 1400 N. Benson, Upland. Visit opheliasjump.org for more information.

PLETHORA OF PLUCKED STRINGS Jack Sanders, Jason Yoshida and Lucas Harris perform solos, duos and trios on lutes, baroque guitars and 19th century and modern classical guitars. The program features the music of Antoine de Lhoyer and Brendon Randall-Myers. 8 p.m. Free admission. Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont.