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Friday, April 15

BRAHAMS’ REQUIEM Pomona College presents Brahams’ Requiem at 8 p.m. tonight in Bridges Hall of Music. The free concert will feature the Pomona College Orchestra, conducted by Eric Lindholm, and the Pomona College Choir, with Donna M. Di Grazia conducting and featuring soprano Hayden Eberhart and baritone Steve Pence. Another free performance is set for 3 p.m. tomorrow, Sunday, April 16. 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. More information is available at pomona.edu/music-calendar or at (909) 607-2671.

COLLEGE SEARCH HELP Colleges That Change Lives is hosting a free event for students and parents faced with the prospect of choosing a college in the coming years. Colleges that Change Lives executive director Maria Furtado will speak on “Finding the Right Fit—A Conversation about the College Search” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Claremont Presbyterian Church, 1111 N. Mountain Ave. To register and for more information, visit randleseducationalconsulting.com/blog/.

 

Saturday, April 16

IT’S RECORD STORE DAY! Please be a good American and support independent record retailers such as Claremont’s venerable Rhino Records, as we celebrate 2016 Record Store Day. The longtime Village retailer is offering special discounts today, and will give away free gift bags with every $10 purchase while supplies last. Rhino is located in the Village at 235 Yale Ave., and is open today from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

CLAREMONT HERITAGE GALA Claremont Heritage’s 40th annual Festivale fundraiser takes place tonight at Padua Hills Theater. The event recognizes Pilgrim Place, recipient of the group’s 2016 Bess Garner Historic Preservation Award, and First Street Gallery Art Center, recipient of its 2016 Cultural Heritage Award. Live jazz, drinks, appetizers and a three-course meal are included. Tickets are $125 for non-members and $100 for Claremont Heritage members. Information is available at (909) 621-0848 or via email at info@claremontheritage.org.

 

Sunday, April 17

KID’S CRAFT FUN A Cleaner Tomorrow, a student-run environmental education club at Pitzer College, hosts “Crafternoon” today from noon to 2 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to join in eco-friendly crafts, games and activities. The event is free and open to the public. More information is available at acleanertomorrow.org or (909) 607-8293.

YOUNG WRITERS CELEBRATED Mrs. Nelson’s Young Writers Award ceremony happens at 2 p.m. today at the dA Center for the Arts, 252 S. Main St., in Pomona. The event is free and open to the public. Information is available at daartcenter.com or (909) 397-9716.

FAIR TRADE MARKETPLACE Fair Trade products from 30 countries will be offered today at the fifth annual Artisan Marketplace at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Claremont. The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and is co-sponsored by Fair Trade Los Angeles and the OLA Fair Trade Ministry. Clothing, jewelry, home décor, handmade chocolates from Bert and Rocky’s and lotions and soaps from The Bath Workshop are among the items to be offered. 435 Berkeley Ave. More information is available at olaclaremont.org or at (909) 626-3596.

 

Monday, April 18

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT OPENS The Clark Humanities Museum at Scripps College is the setting for the opening today of “Dody Weston Thompson: A Life in Words and Pictures,” an exhibit featuring 39 photographs by the artist, an important figure in the west coast photographic movement. Ms. Weston Thompson was an assistant and protégé of Edward Weston’s during the late 1940s (she was briefly married to Weston’s son, Brett), and a member of Group f/64, which included west coast movement photographers Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, and Imogen Cunningham. In 1952 she co-founded the photographic journal Aperture, to which she was a frequent contributor. Over a career spanning 59 years, Ms. Weston Thompson earned the prestigious Alfred M. Bender Award for Photography (preceded only by Ansel Adams). The Scripps exhibit examines the evolution of work throughout her lifetime, with her photographs shown alongside those of her contemporaries. Central Washington University’s Helen Harrison will give a talk on the life and career of Weston Thompson at 2:30 p.m., followed by a reception at 3:15. The show is up through May 19. The museum, which is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 5 p.m, is located at 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. More information is available at (909) 607-9372 or via email at events@scrippscollege.edu.

THE MUSIC OF BEING OTHER Claremont McKenna College hosts “Spell-Art: Multilingualism and Foreign-ness in Songs.” The lecture features performance artist Psoy Korolenko, who will speak from 6:45 to 8 p.m. at Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth St. More information is available at (909) 621-8244.

 

Tuesday, April 19

GALLERY TOUR The Claremont School of Theology Library hosts a free gallery tour from 5 to 6 p.m. today of the art of He Qi. The Chinese artist’s paintings “blend Chinese folk techniques with contemporary Western art and the art of the Middle Ages,” according to a press release. Mr. Qi’s art has been exhibited internationally, and he has been profiled by the BBC, the Washington Post and National Geographic. 1325 N. College Ave. More information is available at cst.edu/events or at (909) 447-2500.

AFRICAN GENDER STUDIES TALK The United Nations Association and Pomona College’s Office of International Initiatives brings ”When We Play Our Own Drums” to Hahn Hall at 7 p.m. this evening. Kebokile Dengu-Zvobgo is slated to discuss programs and progress for women in Africa. Ms. Dengu-Zvobgo is associate dean of international programs at Pitzer College. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Zimbabwe. Refreshments will be served. 420 Harvard Ave. Information is available at pv.una-socal.org or (909) 625-9670.

US DEVELOPMENT POLICY TALK Todd Moss is the featured speaker today at Pomona College, with a talk entitled “The Future of US Development and Aid Policy—Where are We Now and Why We Aren’t Ready.” The dinner and lecture are free. Smith Campus Center, room 201, from  5:30 to 7 p.m. More information is available via email at michele.buscher@pomona.edu.

ADVANCE CARE PLANNING Pomona Valley Hospital hosts “Do We Really Need to Talk About It?” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. today in the hospital’s Cancer Care Center. The legal, financial and healthcare implications of this topic will be on the table. 1910 Royalty Dr., Pomona. More information is available at (909) 865-9858 or via email at ferc@pvhmc.org.

INDIA’S DILEMMA The University Club of Claremont presents “Democracy and Education in India—a Historian and Activist’s Dilemma” at 11:30 a.m. today at the Alexander Hughes Community Center. The guest speaker is Dr. Nita Kumar, professor and chair of the history department at Claremont McKenna College. Ms. Kumar is slated to discuss India’s democracy, its history, its current problems, and will present her unique insights into why certain solutions do not work. $15 fee includes a buffet lunch. 1700 Danbury Rd. More information is available at universityclubofclaremont.org or via email at rxdonald@gmail.com.

 

Wednesday, April 20

PUNK ROCK ROYALTY Dust off the bondage pants and creepers as the Glass House hosts UK punk rock legends The Damned tonight at 8 p.m. The British group is part of a triple bill of like-minded rockers that also includes well known Los Angeles goth punks 45 Grave and long-running local outfit the Flamethrowers. The Damned released the very first UK punk single (“New Rose,” Stiff Records, 1976) and also the first full-length punk album, “Damned, Damned, Damned,” in 1977. Both were produced by the great Nick Lowe. The Glass House, 200 W. Second St., Pomona. Tickets are $27.50 and are available at the box office or at ticketfly.com.

LEND ME A TENOR The Inland Valley Repertory Theater presents Ken Ludwig’s award-winning comedy Lend Me a Tenor at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater in Claremont. Additional shows are scheduled for April 26 and 27 and May 3 and 4. 455 W. Foothill Blvd. Tickets and information are available at ivrt.org or at (909) 859-4878.

 

Thursday, April 21

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL Claremont Place Senior Living hosts its annual Strawberry Festival and open house today from 4 to 6 p.m. Live music from Don Brennan, a strawberry hat contest, strawberry foods and strawberry almond sparkling wine are among the offerings. For information, call (909) 447-5259 or email cconcierges@gmail.com.

GREEN BEER That headline grab your attention? Well, sorry to bait and switch, but here’s the story: Claremont Heritage’s monthly “Green Drinks” event happens from 6 to 8 p.m. at Claremont Craft Ales. The meet up provides an opportunity for like-minded folks to talk about the green movement over a brew or two. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., #204C. Information is available at (909) 621-0848 or via email at info@claremontheritage.org.

 

 

Friday, April 22

IT’S EARTH DAY! The annual event, created to celebrate the planet and raise public awareness about pollution, is observed worldwide today. Started as a grassroots movement, Earth Day created public support for the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and contributed to the passage of the clean air act, the water quality improvement act and the endangered species act, among other legislation. Earth Day was proposed by then-Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, who died in 2005.

ALGERIAN BAND IN CONCERT Pomona College is the site at 8 p.m. of a musical performance by Algerian band Imarhan. The music’s pan-African rhythms draw on traditional Tuareg music. Free and open to the public. Edmonds Ball Room, 170 E. Sixth St. More information is available at (909) 607-8580 or at cityslang.com/imarhan/news/.

 

Saturday, April 23

SUSTAINABLE CLAREMONT EARTH DAY FEST The green group hosts its eighth annual Earth Day celebration, “Rooting for our Community,” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today along Second Street in the Village. The event will feature live music, green products, local student exhibits, hybrid and electric vehicles, food trucks, Copali dancers and kids’ activities. Information is available at sustainableclaremont.org/earthday.

HOME TOUR BENEFIT Claremont/West End auxiliary of Children’s Fund will host a tour of three Claremont homes today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with proceeds benefiting at-risk children. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Information is available at (909) 624-5781 or (909) 920-9438.

CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION POP-UP BENEFIT The Children’s Foundation of America presents “Fostering Style,” a pop-up shop today at the dA Center for the Arts in Pomona from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests may enjoy refreshments and browse accessories and clothing for sale. A $5 donation is suggested. Proceeds support children who have been victims of abuse, neglect and abandonment and placed in foster care in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. Information at childrensfoundationofamerica.org or at (909) 426-0773.