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Monday, March 28

EUREKA! BURGER CLAREMONT celebrates its 5-year anniversary today, with beers from Russian River, Modern Times, Lagunitas, The Bruery, Phantom Carriage, Jolly Pumpkin and more. Free Eureka! T-shirts are available with beer flight purchases. Live music from Graham Zelt begins at 8 p.m. Eureka! is located at 580 W. First St. Information is available at eurekarestaurantgroup.com or at (909) 445-8875.

FILM?SCREENING Screening of The Cooler Bandits, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker. In 1991, four teenagers engaged in a series of robberies without considering how the consequences of their actions would irrevocably alter their lives. Although no one was physically injured, these young men received sentences of up to 20 years. From 2006 to 2013, director John Lucas follows the journeys of Charlie Kelly, Donovan Harris, Richard “Poochie” Roderick and Frankie Porterin through their stages of incarceration as they fight to maintain relationships with family and friends and reintegrate into society after spending their adult lives incarcerated. 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Rose Hills Theater, Smith Campus Center, Pomona College, 170 E. Sixth St.

Tuesday, March 29

CRIMINAL?JUSTICE Lawyer and social justice activist Bryan Stevenson, who is the author of Just Mercy, the executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, and a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” will deliver a keynote speech on “American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference” at 8 p.m. at Bridges Auditorium. Tickets are free, but required. For information, visit www.pomona.edu/pomona-college-criminal-justice-symposium or call (909) 621-8000.

Wednesday, March 30

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY OF THE BANJO lecture and demonstration with historian and master banjoist Curtis Wright at 4:15 p.m. at Pomona College’s Lyman Hall, in the Thatcher Music Building. Mr. Wright will explore the historical roots of the instrument as well as African-derived elements in bluegrass music. 340 N. College Ave. Call (909) 607-2671 for information.

Thursday, March 31

THE STORY OF GOD WITH MORGAN FREEMAN A special advance screening of the upcoming National Geographic Channel series  The Story of God will be offered at the Claremont School of Theology’s Mudd Theater. The series features Claremont’s Imam Jihad Turk, president of Bayan Claremont. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The screening is free, open to the public and runs from 7 to 8:15 p.m. It will be followed by an interfaith panel discussion, including Story of God producer James Younger. RSVPs are required via email at aubrey@differentdrummer.com. More information is available at cst.edu or (909) 447-2500. The theater is located at 1325 N. College Ave. For more information go to: http://cst.edu/events/

Friday, April 1

IRAQI ARTIST OPENING RECEPTION Artist and poet Paul Batou’s paintings and poems will be on display at Claremont’s Square i Gallery at an opening reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Mr. Batou fled Iraq after the Iran-Iraq conflict ended in 1989, first to Greece and then to Los Angeles. Mr. Batou’s work “reflects the search for his native land and his desire to restore beauty,” according to a press release. The artist published a book of his poems in 2007 entitled My Last Thoughts About Iraq.  The gallery is located at 110 Harvard Ave. Information is available at squareigallery.com or at (909) 625-2533.

Saturday, April 2

ABSTRACT PAINTING SHOW OPENING Emerging Claremont artist Reverend Paul Kittlaus’ new work will be on display at the opening reception for his show, “A New Language,” at the Claremont Forum Gallery. The collection is the artist’s first solo exhibition, and includes a selection of acrylic on canvas paintings. Rev. Kittlaus has been a resident of Pilgrim Place for 17 years. Jazz guitarist Stillman Chase will play during the reception, which runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at 586 W. First St. Information at claremontforum.com or at (909) 626-3066.

STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL The Best of University of La Verne Film Festival will showcase seven award-winning student productions representing various genres. The films to be screened have won 20 awards from organizations such as The Tellys, The Society of Professional Journalists, the Alliance of Community Media and the Broadcast Education Association. The event is free but reservations are required. RSPV online at eventbrite.com/e/best-of-university-of-la-verne-student-films-tickets-21529533414. Information is available via email at tyler.bertao@laverne.edu or at (209) 679-5865.


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