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COURIER Calendar: Kohoutek time, Earth Day, concerts and more! Oh my!

Friday, April 22

IT’S KOHOUTEK TIME! The “40-something” annual (she politely declines to state her actual age, though sources tell the COURIER she was born in 1973) Kohoutek Music and Arts Festival takes place today at Pitzer College. The always free and always awesome Kohoutek gets underway at 3:30 p.m. with the COURIER’S hands-down favorite band name of the week, Quesadilla Centrifuge. The music kicks off at 1 p.m. tomorrow with Miggy P. Friday’s headliner is The Funk Ark at 11 p.m. and on Saturday Phony Ppl close the show, also at 11 p.m. The Kohoutek has been the site of some of the most legendary and infamous performances in Claremont music history, including sets from GZA of Wu-Tang Clan, The Roots, The Soft Pack, Javelin, Matt and Kim, Blackalicious, Akron/Family, Tea Leaf Green, O.A.R., Zion I, The Go! Team, Mr. Lif, Lyrics Born, HEALTH, The Growlers, Phantogram, Octopus Project, Hot Sugar and King Kahn & BBQ Show, as well as most every local punk band from about 1979 forward. 1050 N. Mills Ave. More information is available at facebook.com/kohoutekfestival.

ALGERIAN BAND Pomona College is the site this evening of a musical performance by Algerian band Imarhan at 8 p.m. 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, paper shredding, green products, demonstrations, local student exhibits, hybrid and electric vehicles, food trucks, Copali dancers, kids’ activities and the Cool California Challenge winner announcement. Information is available at sustainableclaremont.org/earthday.

CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION POP-UP BENEFIT “Fostering Style,” a pop-up shop takes place today at the dA Center for the Arts in Pomona from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A donation of $5 is suggested. Proceeds will support children who have been victims of abuse, neglect and abandonment and placed in foster care or residential treatment in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. Information is available at childrensfoundationofamerica.org or at (909) 426-0773.

CLIMATE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT Claremont McKenna College hosts the National Campus Leadership Council’s 2016 Climate Leadership Summit today from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. The summit will feature keynote speakers, sessions and panels on today’s most pressing issues in climate change. Students from the Claremont Colleges, members of academia, corporate executives, politicians and the broader community within California and the Pacific Northwest are expected to attend the summit. The summit is presented by the National Campus Leadership Council, Defend Our Future and the Environmental Defense Fund. Claremont Colleges students, staff and faculty may attend  free of charge. Tickets are $10-$20 for all others. More information is averrable at cmc.edu/climate-summit.

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 for the tour are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Information is available at (909) 624-5781 or (909) 920-9438.

 

Sunday, April 24

ECLECTIC GARDEN TOUR Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is sponsoring a tour of eclectic Claremont gardens today from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost is $20 and includes admission to RSABG as well as one additional day within 30 days after the tour. Proceeds benefit the educational programs of the Claremont Garden Club, a working group of Sustainable Claremont. Tickets are available at sustainableclaremont.org, at Garner House in Memorial Park (250 Harvard Ave.) or at the RSABG gift shop at 1500 N. College Ave.

 

Monday, Apirl 25

FREE AFRO-CUBAN CONCERT Pomona College hosts its Afro-Cuban Ensemble tonight in a free concert at 8:15 p.m. Director Joe Addington will lead the ensemble in selections from the Yoruba traditions of the region and more. The performance features guest singer Lázaro Galarraga with guest dancers Kati Hernandez and Pedro “Muñeco” Aguilar. Lyman Hall, 340 N. College Ave. More information is available at pomona.edu/music-calendar or at (909) 607-2671.

 

 

Tuesday, April 26

ELECTRICIDAD, a contemporary American urban tragedy embedded in East Los Angeles gang culture, opens at 7:30 p.m. at the University of La Verne’s Dailey Theatre. The play is written by MacArthur “Genius” Award-winning playwright Luis Alfaro, and draws on Sophocles’ classic Greek play Electra (410 BC) to explore the repetitive cycle of familial love, revenge and honor that appears throughout history from the Greeks to modern-day southern California. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for seniors, ULV staff and alumni and $5 for students. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. April 26 through April 30 and 2 p.m. on May 1. 1950 Third St., La Verne. More information is available via email at mpinion@laverne.edu or at (909) 448-4999.

INVESTMENT TALK The University Club of Claremont hosts a talk at 11:30 a.m. today at the Hughes Community Center with Donald Gould, president and CIO of Gould Asset Management. The topic is negative interest rate policy, its origins and implications for investors. 1700 Danbury Rd. The cost is $15 and includes a buffet lunch. More information is available at universityclubofclaremont.org. 

 

Wednesday, April 27

CRONY CAPITALISM TALK Author, professor and lecturer Cameron Shelton will present “Crony Capitalism, Corporate Relocation and Policy Uncertainty” at 6:45 p.m. today at Claremont McKenna College’s Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum. Mr. Shelton is a McMahon Family associate professor of political economy and a George R. Roberts Fellow at Claremont Graduate University. He is the co-author of The Vicious Cycle: Fundraising and Perceived Viability in US Presidential Primaries. 385 E. Eighth St. More information is available at (909) 621-8244.

HARPSICHORD CONCERT Claremont Graduate University music professor Robert Zappulla will perform works by Louis Couperin in a free concert at 4:15 p.m. today at Claremont School of Theology’s Kresge Chapel. 1325 N. College Ave. More information is available at cgu.edu/concerts.

 

Thursday, April 28

AFRICAN FILM SCREENING Ashé Africa Film Series and Pomona College Art After Hours screen Akounak, the Niger Purple Rain at 9 p.m. tonight at Pomona College Museum of Art, 330 N. College Ave. This event is free and open to the public. More information is available at pomona.edu/museum.

BRIDGES CHORAL CONCERT Conductor Donna M. Di Grazia will lead Pomona College Glee Club’s chamber ensemble tonight in a free concert at 8 p.m. The performance will include selections by Byrd, Duruflé, Monteverdi, Palestrina, Pärt, Rheinberger, Tomkins and more. The performance will repeat at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St. More information is available at pomona.edu/music-calendar or (909) 607-2671.

WOMEN’S SUMMER SKIN CARE Pomona Valley Hospital’s Women’s Services will provide a free skin care seminar led by Karen Bunting, RN at 6:30 p.m. at Pomona Valley Health Center in Claremont. Participants can learn how to care for their skin and prepare for the summer sun. 1601 N. Monte Vista Ave. More information is available at (909) 865-9858.

 

Friday, April 29

LATIN JAZZ Barb Catlin leads the Pomona College Jazz Ensemble tonight in free concert featuring Latin jazz works by Rebeca Mauleon, Tito Puente, Esperanza Spalding and more. The show begins at 8 p.m. Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St. More information is available at pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671.

 

Saturday, April 30

ANTIQUARIAN BOOK SALE The Friends of the Claremont Library’s spring sale of antiquarian and fine books takes place today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the library’s Community Meeting Room.

Fine, old, beautiful, rare, historical, literary, classic, whimsical, and glorious books, as well as several special collections will be offered. All forms of payment will be accepted. Friends members receive a 10% discount. Memberships and more information are available at claremontlibrary.org.

POMONA COLLEGE BAND CONCERT Conductor Graydon Beeks will lead Chihiro Tamefusa (alto saxophone) in Diversions by Bernard Heiden in a free concert at 11 a.m. today at Bridges Hall of Music. The Pomona College Band will also perform works by Holst, Kohn, Winges and others. The concert will repeat Sunday, May 1 at 8 p.m. The show has open seating, with no tickets required. Doors open approximately 30 minutes prior to performances. 150 E. Fourth St. More information is available at pomona.edu/music-calendar or (909) 607-2671.

CARMINA BURANA Students of the joint music program of Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, and Scripps colleges will present Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana at 8 p.m. tonight at Garrison Theater. Heard in many film soundtracks and in countless advertising campaigns, this epic piece is among the most popular choral-orchestral pieces ever written. Choral preparation by Charles W. Kamm and Gregory Norton. David Cubek conducts. Admission is free but tickets are required. Donations are appreciated. The show repeats Sunday, May 1 at 3 p.m. 241 E. 10th St. More information is available at jointmusic-carminaburana.eventbrite.com.