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Friday, April 1

FREE! CRIME SCIENCE LECTURE Claremont McKenna College’s Marian Miner Cook Anthenaeum hosts a free lecture with Dr. Jens Ludwig today. Dr. Ludwig’s presentation, “Human Decisions and Machine Predictions,” will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Dr. Ludwig is McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law and Public Policy in the School of Social Service Administration and Chicago Harris; Director, University of Chicago Crime Lab; is co-editor of Controlling Crime: Strategies and Tradeoffs (2012), and Evaluating Gun Policy (2003). 385 E. Eighth St. Information is available at (909) 621-8244 or at collegescalendar.org.

IRAQI ARTIST OPENING RECEPTION Artist and poet Paul Batou’s paintings and poems will be on display at Claremont’s Square i Gallery today 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 gallery is located at 110 Harvard Ave. Information is available at squareigallery.com or at (909) 625-2533.

Saturday, April 2

ECLECTIC PIANO CONCERT Bridges Hall of Music hosts “Music for Two Pianos, Assorted Instruments and Electronics” at 8 p.m. this evening. The free concert features Pianists Aron Kallay and Genevieve Feiwen Lee playing selections from Beil, Daoust and Rohde. 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. More information is available at (909) 607-2671 or pomona.edu/music-calendar.

Sunday, April 3

KID-FRIENDLY AND FREE! NANO SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Claremont Public Library is the site of a free event at 1:30 p.m. today celebrating NanoDays, a nationwide festival of educational programs focusing on nanoscale science and engineering. Pomona College students and faculty will be on hand to guide visitors in the exploration of nano foods, nano products and materials and lead a discussion of what the world might look like if we could build an elevator to space. This event is open to all ages. 208 N. Harvard Ave. More information is available at (909) 621-4902 or at colapublib.org.

BIRD WALK Pomona Valley Audubon Society will hold a free beginner’s bird walk at 8 a.m. this morning at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Participants should bring binoculars and meet up with walk leader Fraser Pemberton at the entrance to the garden. Families are welcome. 1500 N. College Ave.

MACEDONIAN FOLK MUSIC CONCERT Zabava (party) performs a free show at 3 p.m. this afternoon at Bridges Hall of Music in Claremont. The show features music from Macedonian, Bulgarian, Greecian and Romani traditions. Performers include Bill Cope on gajda, bouzouki, tambura, accordian and vocals; Corinne Sykes on vocals, tambura, tupan and darabuka; Michele Simon on vocals, pupan and hand drum; and special guest Vassil Bebelekov on gajda. 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. More information at (909) 607-2671 or pomona.edu/music-calendar.

COMIC BOOKS & COLLECTIBLES SHOW Artists, writers, publishers, collectors, dealers, demonstrators and vintage collectibles will all be on hand in Claremont today at the Packing House for a free comic book and collectibles show. 532 W First St., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information is available at facebook.com/claremontpackinghousecomicbookshow.

Monday, April 4

CARTOON THEORY DISCUSSION Follow up the weekend’s comic book and collectibles show today as Claremont’s Harvey Mudd College hosts cartoonist, comic theorist and author Scott McCloud for a free lecture from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Topics of discussion will include comics, cartooning, visual communication and art’s relationship to old and new technologies. Mr. McCloud is the author of Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art, Making Comics and Reinventing Comics. Shanahan Center, 320 E. Foothill Blvd. Information is available at (909) 621-8022 or at collegescalendar.org.

Tuesday, April 5

DISCUSSING DISHONESTY The University of La Verne presents a free lecture at noon today, “The Relationship Between Academic Dishonesty and Workplace Dishonesty,” from associate professor of management Omid Furutan. President’s Dining Room, 1950 Third St, La Verne. Information is available at (909) 448-4161 or via email at aclark@laverne.edu.

Wednesday, April 6

HAITIAN ART AND REVOLUTION Pomona College Museum of Art hosts the show “Restoring the Spirit: Celebrating Haitian Art,” a survey of Haiti’s complex visual traditions from 1940 to the present. The show is curated by Rima Girnius and runs through April 30. 330 N. College Ave. Information at (909) 621-8283 or email barbara.coldiron@pomona.edu.

Thursday, April 7

POETRY, POETRY, POETRY! Three poetry-centric events take place today in Claremont. First up, Pomona College and Claremont Graduate University will fete 2016 Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Award winner Ross Gay and Kate Tufts Discovery Award winner Danez Smith today at 5 p.m. at Rose Hills Theater, Smith Campus Center. The event will feature a reading by the poets, a book signing and reception. Smith Campus Center is located at 170 E. Sixth St. A panel discussion, “Building a Poetry Community” will take place at 2 p.m. in Honnold Library’s Founders Room (800 N. Dartmouth Ave.). The panel will be moderated by Tufts Director Lori Anne Ferrell. Participants include Chase Twichell, Don Share, Elena Karina Byrne, Wendy Martin and Kevin Riel. And finally, our city’s third poetry event features poet and Columbia University Professor Dorothea Lasky reading from 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Pomona College’s Crookshank Hall, room 108, 140 W. Sixth St. Information for this event is available at (909) 607-2212 or via email at nancy.jugan@pomona.edu.

ORIGAMI TALK Pomona College’s 110 year-old Rembrandt Club meets at 1:30 p.m. today at Lyman Hall, in the Thatcher Music Building. The program, “Origami: More Than Art,” focuses on artist Christiane Suzuki, who will be on hand to display and discuss her work. Information is available at pomona.edu/museum/about/rembrandt-club.

FOOD TRUCK THURSDAY A rotating lineup of gourmet food trucks return today from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Pomona Fairplex, while The Farm will feature fresh produce. The free event will continue weekly, and run through the summer. Admission and parking are free. 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. Information is available at fairplex.com.

SOCIAL SATIRE WITH URINETOWN Pomona College’s Seaver Theatre hosts the hit futuristic social comedy and musical satire Urinetown this week. Performances are $6 for students, staff, faculty and seniors; and $11 for all others. The Thursday, April 7 and Friday, April 8 shows begin at 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 9 show times are 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; curtain for the Sunday, April 10 show is at 2 p.m. 300 E. Bonita Ave, Claremont. Tickets are available online at tinyurl.com/h9gllcd or at the box office. More information is available at (909) 607-4380 or via email at michele.miner@pomona.edu.

Friday, April 8

MINGLE AND MUNCH Claremont Social Group’s monthly “Mingle and Munch” gathering happens tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Garner House. Topics include travel, gardening, dining and outdoor activities. The event is open to those 50-years and older. Admission is $10 per person. RSVPs are required at (909) 399-5488. 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Information is available at claremontrec.com.

Saturday, April 9

HOME GROWN MUSICAL VOODOO Long-running Claremont roots band Claremont Voodoo Society brings its eclectic mix of blues, country, folk and rock to the Black Watch Pub tonight. The band, fronted by Claremont singer, songwriter and guitarist Jerry O’Sullivan, features a rotating cast of musicians including, but not limited to, harmonica player and vocalist Bill Barrett; guitarist, mandolinist and vocalist “Lazy” Brad Lewis; and bassist and vocalist Roy Durnal. The show is free, 21 and over, and gets underway at 9 p.m. 497 N. Central Ave. #B, Upland. Information is available at (909) 981-6069 or at theblackwatchpub.com.