COURIER Calendar: Music, art, beer, Pilgrim painters
Friday, August 12
CITY OF TREES AND MUSIC TOO Claremont continues its free outdoor concert series Friday Night Live tonight with beloved local roots veterans Claremont Voodoo Society at Village Square Public Plaza (Laemmle Plaza); Blues and Fries, featuring Elizabeth Hangan, at Claremont Chamber Patio; Aubren Hinkernell at City Hall Plaza and Delta 88 at Shelton Park. All Friday Nights Live performances are free and open to the public, and run from 6 to 9 p.m. And after you’ve returned your lawn chair to the trunk of your car, make your way over to the Press to see another bargain-priced show [free!] from Claremont treasures Squeakin’ Wheels at 10 p.m. The Press is at 129 Harvard Ave. More information is at thepressrestaurant.com.
Saturday, August 13
HE’S SOLID Music fans of all stripes admire the soulful vocals and drumming of Claremont’s adopted son Solid Ray Woods. Mr. Woods, who hails from the high desert town of Joshua Tree but has been living in the Claremont area for several years, has recorded and toured the world with heavyweights such as the Jayhawks and Victoria Williams. He now fronts his own band, the Solid Ray Woods Raw Soul Review. Mr. Woods will appear tonight at the Press for a free 10 p.m. show. More information is at solidraywoods.com. 129 Harvard Ave.
Sunday, August 14
SUNDAY, LOVELY SUNDAY Claremont’s Artisans and Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today along Second Street between Indian Hill and Yale. The market offers fresh flowers, living and cut, fruits, vegetables and herbs, artisan juices, cheeses and nuts, as well as art, jewelry, clothing, books, antiques and live music.
Monday, August 15
THE PAINTERS OF PILGRIM PLACE The ongoing exhibition “The Painters of Pilgrim Place” continues today through August 27 at the Ginger Elliott Exhibition Center at Garner House in Memorial Park. The show features work from Pilgrim Place artists John Anderson, Jacqualine Chase, Ken Chase, Angela Donnelly, Mary Douglas, Henry Hayden, Annie King, Paul Kittlaus, Kae Lewis, Ward McAfee and E.S. Meyers. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free. 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. More information is at claremontheritage.org.
SCRIPPS PRESENTS Tickets will be released today for the fall season of Scripps College’s free Scripps Presents series. The first event of the new season takes place Thursday, September 1 and features former MSNBC host, editor-at-large at elle.com and BET correspondent Melissa Harris-Perry. Other upcoming events include restaurateur, chef and writer/TV star Eddie Huang, whose book Fresh Off The Boat inspired the TV sitcom by the same name. Scripps Presents events are free, but ticket reservations are required. More information is at scrippscollege.edu/events/ scrippspresents or (909) 607-8508. Garrison Theater, 241 E. Tenth Street, Claremont.
BEATLES HITS TONIGHT The city of Claremont and the Kiwanis Club’s annual free summer Concerts in the Park series continues tonight at Memorial Park band shell with Beatles tribute act The Fab 8. 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. Memorial Park is located at 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd.
Tuesday, August 16
HEAVY ART With Claremont schools set to reconvene in just two weeks, stressed parents and caregivers are scrambling for interesting late summer activities for kids. The COURIER suggests a trip to Los Angeles County Museum of Art so the little ones might ponder the weight of life while viewing Levitated Mass by Michael Heizer. The work’s centerpiece is a 340-ton granite rock resting in a 456-foot-long slot, with art appreciators free to stroll around—and underneath—the monolith. LACMA, Resnick North Lawn, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. More information is at lacma.org or (323) 857-6151.
Thursday, August 18
GREYWATER, BEER AND YOU Claremont Green Drinks’ meet-up happens tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at Claremont Craft Ales. The group, which meets monthly to discuss green issues, will host Geordie Schuurman of Natural Earth, who will speak on reusing laundry water for landscaping. Papas Artisanal will be serving up sustainably-raised foods. Claremont Craft Ales, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd. 204C. More information is available at sustainableclaremont.org.
Friday, August 19
LOVE A FAIR Pomona’s dA Center for the Arts’ latest exhibition, “Love A Fair: a Nostalgic Walk Through the County Fair We Love,” opens today, with an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Honoring Tony Sheets and David Svenson, Co-curators Claremont mosaic artist Cathy Garcia and David Shearer, executive director of Claremont Heritage, collaborated to recreate a walk through the LA County Fair of the 1950s and ‘60s. More than 20 other artists participated as well, celebrating fair favorites such as citrus, livestock, horse racing and the colorful midway. The exhibit will also feature a period correct interior design showroom. The show runs through September 24. The dA is at 252-D S. Main St. in the Pomona Arts Colony. More information is available via email at email@example.com or at (909) 942-1606.
Saturday, August 20
COMMUNITY BBQ Claremont nonprofit organization Crossroads hosts its community barbeque at 1 p.m. today. The free event honors the group’s alumnae, community support groups, board members, interns and volunteers. Crossroads volunteers will be serving up hamburgers, hot dogs and chips and dip. Participants are invited to bring a dish. Free and open to the public. Program and prizes begin at 2:30 p.m. 1269 Harvard Ave, Claremont. RSVP via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (909) 626-7847.