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COURIER Calendar: Shakespeare, outdoor concerts, movies

Friday, July 15

LIVE MUSIC REVERBERATES tonight at Claremont’s annual summer outdoor concert series Friday Nights Live, which continues this week with the Marc Weller Trio at Village Square Public Plaza (Laemmle Plaza); Darby Ryan and Her Band at Claremont Chamber Patio; Mike’s Guitar World at City Hall Plaza and Blue Hwy at Shelton Park. All performances and free and run from 6 to 9 p.m.

OPHELIA’S JUMP continues its Shakespeare Festival tonight with Othello at 8 p.m.  tonight, and again on Sunday, July 17, Thursday,?July 21 and Saturday, July 23. A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be performed Saturday, July 16, Friday, July 22 and Sunday, July 24. All shows begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and $22 for students and seniors. Group tickets are available. More information is available via email at info@opheliasjump.org or at (909) 541-5850. The production is co-sponsored by Pomona College and takes place at the college’s Sontag Greek Theater.


Saturday, July 16

THE FIRST ANNUAL Brett Tashman Memorial Golf Tournament takes place today at Sierra Lakes Golf Course in Fontana. The event is a fundraiser in honor of Mr. Tashman, a Claremont High School graduate who died last September at 33 years old from a rare pediatric cancer called Desmoplastic Round Cell Tumor [DSRCT]. Go to thebretttashmanfoundation.org for information, to make donations or to learn about sponsorship opportunities.


Sunday, July 17

THE JAZZ, IT’S FREE! The free weekly jazz at College Center series continues from 2 to 5 p.m. today with Polyhedra. The concerts take place at 665 E. Foothill Blvd., on the Blue Fin patio.

SUNDAY COMMUNION Claremont’s sweet, ongoing Sunday morning tradition continues today as the Artisans and Farmers Market takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. along Second Street between Indian Hill and Yale Avenue. The market offers living and cut fresh flowers, fruits, vegetables and herbs, artisan juices, cheeses and nuts, as well as art, jewelry, clothing, books, antiques and live music. Grab a coffee at Some Crust and take a stroll through the colorful and aromatic display. You won’t regret it.


Monday, July 18

CONCERTS IN THE PARK, hosted by the city of Claremont and the Kiwanis Club, continue tonight at the Memorial Park band shell with country rock cover band Smith. The concert runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Food concessions including burgers, hot dogs, quesadillas, ice cream, popcorn, nachos, candy and drinks will be available for purchase. Memorial Park is located at 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd.


Tuesday, July 19

GET SCARED SILLY IN THE PARK at the city of Claremont’s summer movies series tonight at June Vail Park with a free screening of Open Season: Scared Silly. The summer movie series, hosted by the Claremont Police Department, is free and open to the public. Movies begin at dusk. Remember to bring blankets and low chairs. Dogs are not allowed in city parks other than Pooch Park. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in any city park. June Vail Park is located at Grand Avenue and Bluefield Drive. More information is available at ci.claremont.ca.us, click through to Summer Movies in the Park.

LUNCH AND LECTURE at today’s University Club of Claremont meeting featuring guest Augie Bezmalinovich who will discuss the Port of Los Angeles. Mr. Bezmalinovich, director of community affairs for the Port of Los Angeles, will talk at 11:30 a.m. in the Padua Room of the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. Topics include the economic lifeblood of the port, waterfront developments including the San Pedro Ports O’ Call, the economic impact of the ports in southern California on the country and marine recreation facilities. The Port of Los Angeles is the largest container port on the Pacific Ocean. It covers 7,500 acres along 43 miles of waterfront, and employs 86 cranes (some fully automated). University Club programs are open to the public. A meeting fee of $15 includes a buffet lunch. For information go to universityclubofclaremont.org.

WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE UN? The public is invited to a panel discussion in Claremont today on the topic of the “What’s Wrong With the UN.” The Pomona Valley Chapter of the United Nations Association-USA’s 5:30 p.m. meeting focuses on a few of the UN’s challenges, especially in its peacekeeping work. Katie Gerecke, vice-president of UNA of Pomona Valley, will moderate. As a regular part of the meeting a brief explanation of one of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals will be given. The goals outline the UN’s attempt to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice and tackle climate change by 2030. The event takes place at Pilgrim Place’s Napier Common Room, 660 Avery Rd. Refreshments will be served. More information is available at pv.una-socal.org or (909) 625-9670.


Wednesday, July 20

A FREE CHILDREN’S concert takes place tonight at Memorial Park band shell with the Happy Crowd. The concert runs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Memorial Park is located at 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd.


Thursday, July 21

FRUITY BEER ON TAP Claremont Village culinary institution Pizza ‘N Such is hosting a “Steal the Glass” shindig from 6 to 9 p.m. this evening with an offering of four specialty fruit beers and a free Pizza ‘N Such beer glass with purchase. Brews include Phantom Carriage’s Broadacres Berliner Weiss with strawberries, Three Weavers’ Cambria’s Kolsch with grapefruit, Hangar 24’s Polycot Wheat Ale with apricot and Last Name Brewing’s Watermelon Runway IPA. Claremont’s oldest pizza place is located at 273 W. Second St. More information is available at pizzaandsuchclaremont.com or by calling (909) 624-7214.

SUDS, SUSTAINABILITY Claremont Green Drinks’ monthly meeting takes place this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Claremont Craft Ales. The informal group meet up, which is free and open to the public, focuses on green initiatives, strategies and networking. Juju's Famous Ceviche will be on hand serving food. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., #204c. More information is available via email at greendrinks@sustainableclaremont.org or online at sustainableclaremont.org.


Friday, July 22

THE CITY OF TREES’ OUTDOOR concert series rolls on tonight with Blues and Fries at the public plaza near Laemmle; Saloon No. 12 at Claremont Chamber patio; Aubren Hinkernell at city hall and Balderama’s Big Wednesday at Shelton Park. All Friday Nights Live performances and free and run from 6 to 9 p.m.


Saturday, July 23

THE GREEN EYED MONSTER BIDS ADIEU Ophelia’s Jump’s annual Midsummer Shakespeare Festival closes tonight with Othello at 8 p.m. The production is co-sponsored by Pomona College, and takes place at the college’s Sontag Greek Theater. Tickets are $25 and $22 for students and seniors. Group tickets are available. More information is available via email at info@opheliasjump.org or at (909) 541-5850.

I SEE HAWKS IN?LA, the long-running Los Angeles-based country rock band, will headline a show tonight at the Folk Music Center in Claremont. Also on the bill is legendary LA guitar slinger and songwriter Tony Gilkyson. Doors open at 7 p.m. The show gets underway at 7:30 p.m. with Mr. Gilkyson’s set. Tickets are $12 and are available at the Folk, 220 Yale Ave. More information is at folkmusiccenter.com or (909) 624-2928.