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Friday, April 7

IMMIGRATION CONFERENCE The Seventh Annual Collegiate Alliance for Immigration Reform (CAIR) conference takes place at Pomona College from 8 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. The event, at Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont, is $35 and is hosted by Improving Dreams, Equality, Access and Success (IDEAS) at the Claremont Colleges. This will be a two-day event with the goal of bringing together college students, organizations, activists, scholars and other members of the national pro-immigrant rights community to “rally, share strategies and empower ourselves in our fight to achieving comprehensive and humanitarian immigration reform and extending immigrant rights in the United States,” read a press release. For tickets, registration and information, go to pomona.edu/events or call (909) 607-3615.

CLASSICAL PIANO CONCERT Pomona College hosts a junior recital with pianist Sophia Sun at 9 p.m. in Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. Ms. Sun will perform music by Albéniz, Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Granados, Griffes and Janá?ek. The event is free and open to the public. More info is at pomona.edu/events or (909) 607-2671.

DIGITAL HUMANITIES, SOCIAL JUSTICE IN THE TRUMP ERA The Honnold/Mudd Library Claremont University Consortium presents the DH Spring Symposium: Critical Digital Humanities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free event, at 800 Dartmouth Ave., will explore “the intersections between activism, social justice and the Digital Humanities in the vein of Paulo Freire and bell hooks,” said a press release. This event celebrates the work of southern California scholars who are using DH tools and methods to advance social justice with their students. Keynote speakers Patty Ahn, assistant professor of communication at UC San Diego, and Bergis Jules, university and political papers archivist at UC Riverside, will present on courses that focus on social media responses to the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency and the Doc Now project, respectively. More info is available at dh.libraries.claremont.edu or by calling (909) 607-0894.

 

Saturday, April 8

LA AS LAB Acclaimed artist Lita Albuquerque gives the keynote address at the 2017 Bradshaw Conference at Claremont Graduate University. The conference, “LA as LAB: Extra Territories,” gets underway at 9 a.m. at Albrecht Auditorium, 925 N. Dartmouth Ave. The daylong event is an exploration of the evolving identity of art in the Southland and will include a series of panelists and speakers who are artists, curators, managers and directors from museums and other prominent organizations in the region. Ms. Albuquerque is an internationally renowned installation and environmental artist, painter and sculptor. General admission is $25. Info, tickets and registration are available at cgu.edu/event/la-lab-2017-extra-territories.

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL Claremont McKenna College hosts the 39th annual International Festival from noon to 4 p.m. at the Quadrangle, 888 Columbia Ave. The free festival is arguably one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the year at CMC. Attendees can sample authentic international cuisine and enjoy performances of music and dance from around the world by both student and professional artists. International Festival is family-friendly and open to the entire Claremont community. More info is at iplace.claremont.edu or (909) 607-4571.

FAITH AND HOPE AT PILGRIM PLACE Pilgrim Place’s Napier Center hosts Dominican Sister of Mission San Jose Mary Sean Hodges in showing the artwork of parolees in the Faith and Hope Art Show: Beyond Prison Walls. The free show at 660 Avery Rd., Claremont, is open from 1 to 3:45 p.m., with a panel discussion with the artists at 4 p.m., and snacks and more discussion from 5 to 6 p.m. For information, call (909) 399-5573.

JUNIOR PIANO RECITALS Pomona College hosts two junior piano recitals. The first, with Sarah Yaghmaee (Scripps ‘18), is at 4 p.m. at Boone Recital Hall, 241 E. Tenth St., Claremont. The second is with Alexander Woods at 8 p.m. in Lyman Hall, 340 N. College Ave. Ms. Yaghmaee will perform works by Bach, Barber, Beethoven, Chopin and Rachmaninoff and Mr. Woods will perform music by D. Scarlatti, Haydn, Chaminade and Dutilleux. More info is available at collegescalendar.org/index.

CONCERT FOR A CAUSE Pomona’s art mecca dA Center for the Arts presents Concert for a Cause at 5 p.m. This event is free but donations are appreciated. All proceeds benefit Claremont non-profit Bridging the Gap, which helps folks dealing with traumatic brain injuries. Today’s show includes poetry, personal storytelling, music and visual artwork including “A Green Thought in a Green Shade” by Jamie Lipson, who will be accompanied by Alicia Byer on clarinet; US Army veteran Tom Sandoval reading from his recent play, “Letters from and to the Front”; and “Fragments,” which includes paintings and texts by Kendall Johnson. Visit tbibridge.org or daartcenter.org for more information.

HOUSE OF RUTH BENEFIT Area musicians team up at 8 p.m. at the venerable Black Watch Pub, 497 N. Central Ave., Upland, to benefit the House of Ruth. The show, “A Tribute to CBGB,” will highlight the music of 1977-era New York bands that were at the vanguard of East Coast punk rock. Among the music featured will be selections from Patti Smith, Blondie, The Ramones, Talking Heads, Television and others. House of Ruth assists women and children victimized by domestic violence in eastern Los Angeles and western San Bernardino counties. There is no cover, but House of Ruth will have a booth onsite with information on its charitable works and will be accepting donations. The Pub will also donate a portion of the night’s receipts to HOR. More information is at theblackwatchpub.com, houseofruthinc.org or at the Facebook event page.

 

Sunday, April 9

COMIC BOOKS & COLLECTIBLES SHOW The Packing House, at 532 W. First St., is the site for a free comic book and collectibles show today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event features comic book art demonstrations, comic books, collectibles, new and vintage comics, graphic novels and more. More info is available on the event page on Facebook.

LENTEN CONCERT Ursula Kleinecke, soprano and Pomona College faculty member is performing with Carey Robertson, principal organist of Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 Harrison Ave., at 11:15 a.m. and 3 p.m. The two shows are free but donations are appreciated. The concert features Crucifixion by Marcel Dupre and Mirror of Pain, a song cycle for soprano and organ by Hendrik Andriessen. Ms. Robertson will perform on the historic Glatter-Goetz/Rosales organ. Call (909) 626-1201 or visit facebook.com/uccclaremont for more information.

ECLECTIC GARDEN TOUR Claremont Garden Club presents its annual tour from 1 to 4 p.m. today. This year’s theme is Claremont Eclectic: A Tour of Six Local Gardens. The tour highlights gardens designed both professionally and by homeowners. Individual garden themes include Our Secret Garden, A Feast for the Eye and Stress Management in an Unhinged World. The tour begins at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., where visitors will pick up their garden descriptions, map and tickets. Tickets are $20 and are available at sustainableclaremont.org or by cash or check at Garner House in Memorial Park, Rio de Ojas at 250 Harvard Ave., or at RSABG gift shop. Tickets include admission to RSABG on the day of the tour and one additional day within 30 days. Proceeds support the educational programs of the Claremont Garden Club, a working group of Sustainable Claremont. For more information go to sustainableclaremont.org, email gardenclub@sustainableclaremont.org, or call (909) 621-6381.

 

Monday, April 10

WHAT DID THE BARD INTEND? The Shakespeare Club of Pomona Valley meets at 2 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. “When writing Hamlet, did Shakespeare intend, this too ‘solid’ flesh, or ‘sullied’ flesh?’” a press release asked. “Which should we trust—the quartos or the folios? Learn about the latest research on editions of the Bard when Heidi Brayman addresses the Pomona Valley Shakespeare Club on ‘Quartos vs. Folios: Reviewing Multiple Texts of Shakespeare’s Plays and Poems.’” An associate professor of English at UC Riverside, Dr. Brayman is also associate editor of the Huntington Library Quarterly. The meeting is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call (909) 717-1109 or email lucylynch@aol.com.

THE WORLD, DONALD TRUMP: JAPAN Pomona College presents “US-Japan Relations in the Trump Era,” a free 4:15 p.m. lecture from T.J. Pempel, professor and chair of political science at UC Berkeley. The talk is part of Pomona College’s ongoing The World and Donald Trump lecture series, and takes place in Hahn 101, 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. Donald Trump has promised dramatic shifts in the relationship between the US and the world, challenging key aspects of the global order. Mr. Pempel will talk about Japanese analysts and policymakers who are concerned about whether the Trump Administration will dismantle the postwar architecture so vital to peace and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific and what the implications are for US-Japan relations and regional relations more broadly. More information is available via email at syamashita@pomona.edu or by calling (909) 607-2924.

DOCUMENTARY SCREENING, FILMMAKER Q & A Scripps College hosts a free screening of the documentary film Sila and the Gatekeepers of the Arctic at 4:15 p.m. at Balch Auditorium, 1030 N. Columbia Ave., Claremont. The screening will be following by a Q & A session with filmmaker Corina Gamma. “The concept of sila—a term that encompasses weather, balance, consciousness—frames a story in the world’s northernmost inhabited town of Greenland,” a press release stated. The event is presented by the Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research and Engagement; Environmental Analysis Program, Pomona College and the Laspa Center for Leadership at Scripps College. For info, go to ifc@scrippscollege.edu or call (909) 621-8274.

WE CAN DO IT Pomona College presents a lecture from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., “From Victims to Peace Builders: Challenging Dominant Views of Women in Conflict,” at Frank Dining Hall, 260 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont. The talk by Kelly Zvobgo is free and open to the public. Ms. Zvobgo, a 2014 graduate of Pomona College who majored in international relations and French, will talk about the underestimated role of women around the world in brokering peace and building stable societies in the wake of armed conflict. More information is at pomona.edu/events or by calling (909) 607-3088.

 

Tuesday, April 11

UNIVERSITY CLUB The University Club of Claremont meets over lunch at 11:30 a.m. to discuss “The United Nations in the Time of Trump” with guest speaker Mel Boynton. Mr. Boynton is a member of the United Nations Association of the USA’s National Council. “The United States has a new President, Donald Trump, and the United Nations has a new Secretary General, Antonio Gutierrez, each a world leader with a radically different worldview,” a press release read. “Mr. Boynton brings his graduate training in economics and years of work with the UN to bear in looking at where the world body and our politics will coincide and where they conflict.” A $15 meeting fee includes a buffet lunch. More information is at universityclubofclaremont.org.

TALK: POLITICAL REPRESENTATION IN MIDDLE EAST Scripps College’s Humanities Institute presents “Performing Democracy: The Problem of Political Representation in Investigative Commissions to Palestine” from 4:15 to 6 p.m. at Balch Auditorium, 1030 N. Columbia Ave., Claremont. In this free and open to the public talk, Lori Allen, senior lecturer in anthropology at SOAS and award-winning author, will discuss how changing moral economies, ethical judgments and forensic readings of emotion shape contemporary politics in Palestine/Israel. More info is at scrippscollege.edu or (909) 621-8237.

CLIMATE CHANGE AND WILDFIRE Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, hosts the lecture “Wildfire Regimens Amid a Changing Climate” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Jon Keeley will discuss his work and research about the ways wildfire regimens are evolving due to climate change. The cost is $15 or $10 for Garden members. More info is at rsabg.org or (909) 625-8767.

FREE SPEECH ON CAMPUS Claremont’s Pomona College hosts a free and open to the public lecture, “Actualizing Free Speech: The Regulation of Student Voice on College Campuses,” from 6 to 9 p.m. at Rose Hills Theater, 170 E. Sixth St. “How do students practice free speech on college campuses?” a press release asked. “What is the role of the college in monitoring or regulating student speech and movement on campus? What does it look like when students and administrators come together to discuss these issues? Miranda Joseph and Conor Friedesdorf will explore the relationship between student voice and college administration. More info is at pomona.edu/events or (909) 621-8501

 

Wednesday, April 12

FEMALE ARTISTS IN CALIFORNIA Scripps College’s Fine Arts Foundation hosts a free talk, “Emerging from the Shadows, A Survey of Women Artists Working in California, 1860-1960” at 2 p.m. in the Hampton Room, Malott Commons, 345 E. Ninth St., Claremont. Author Maurine St. Gaudens will lead a panel discussion on the recently published four-volume set Emerging from the Shadows, which uncovers the forgotten realm of woman artists who flourished in the creative world of California art from 1860 to 1960. The panel will include contributing authors Joseph Morsman and Maureen Siegel Sprowles. The program will be followed by a tea. More info is available by calling (520) 255-4775.

ART, ENVIRONMENT, JUSTICE The Honnold/Mudd Library is the site of a lecture, “Claremont Discourse: Art at the Intersection of the Environment and Social Justice,” from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. The free, open to the public talk at 800 Dartmouth Ave. includes a panel discussion featuring Claremont Colleges faculty members Claudia Arteaga, Scripps assistant professor of Spanish; Tia Blassingame, Scripps visiting assistant professor of book arts and director of Scripps College Press; George Gorse, Pomona College Viola Horton professor of art history; Kasper Kovitz, Scripps, assistant professor of art; and Nancy Macko, Scripps professor of art. The discussion is moderated by Bill Anthes, Pitzer professor in art field group, and is sponsored by the Claremont Colleges Library. Refreshments will be served. More info is at libraries.claremont.edu or (909) 607-3303.

GARDEN CLUB Claremont Garden Club meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Pilgrim Place’s Napier Center, 660 Avery Rd. The meeting is free and open to the public and will feature Richard Lenard, alias Leif Green. Mr. Lenard is a gardening columnist and will address “Insects We Know, Love or Fear.” Refreshments are served at 6:30 p.m. The talk begins at 7 p.m. For information, visit sustainableclaremont.org, email gardenclub@sustainableclaremont.org or call (909) 621-6381.

HULA FOR HEALTH Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center’s Women’s and Children’s Services presents Hula For Health, a free 6:30 p.m. talk at Pomona Valley Health Center, 1601 N. Monte Vista Ave., Claremont. “Have fun learning basic hula moves and how you can incorporate them into an easy, at-home, low impact workout,” a press release read. Space is limited. Make reservations at (909) 865-9858 or via email at ferc@pvhmc.org. More info is at pvhmc.org.

 

Thursday, April 13

TALK: THE US RESPONSE TO REFUGEES The League of Women Voters of the Claremont Area presents “Global Refugee Crisis: The United States Response,” a free talk with Mel Boynton. Mr. Boynton is a board member and advocacy chair of the United Nations Association of Pomona Valley, is vice president of UNA Southern California and advocacy chair of the UNA-USA National Council. There will be morning and evening sessions, with the early talk kicking off at 9:30 a.m. at Mt. San Antonio Gardens, Building D, fourth floor, 900 Harrison Ave., Pomona. The evening session will begin at 7 p.m. in Claremont’s Garner House at Memorial Park, 800 N. Indian Hill Blvd. For more information call (909) 624-9457 or email league@claremont.ca.lwvnet.org.

POETRY READING April is National Poetry Month and Claremont’s Pitzer College gets in on the act with a free reading by poet Elizabeth A.I. Powell at 12:15 p.m. at Broad Hall 207, 1050 N. Mills Ave. Ms. Powell is the author of The Republic of Self, a New Issue First Book Prize winner. Her second book, Willy Loman’s Reckless Daughter: Living Truthfully Under Imaginary Circumstances, won the Robert Dana Prize in poetry and was a 2016 Books We Love pick in the New Yorker. More info at 5ccreativewriting.wordpress.com or (909) 607-3489.

GARDENS’ EXHIBIT The public is invited to the opening of “Desire and Decadence: Art and Culture in Fin-de-Siecle Europe,” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at The Gallery at Mt. San Antonio Gardens, 900 Harrison Ave., Pomona. The free show includes a selection of seldom seen photographs, prints and posters from the Scripps College Collection and is curated by Scripps art conservation major Gillian Holtzer. Ms. Holtzer will speak at 4:45 p.m. Refreshments will be served. More info is available via email at jlkfch@cyberg8t.com.

THE WORLD AND DONALD TRUMP, PT. 2: CHINA Pomona College’s The World and Donald Trump lecture series continues at 4:15 p.m. with “Trump and US-China Relations” with Mercy Kuo, editor of The Diplomat. The free lecture takes place in Hahn 101, 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. Ms. Kuo will examine how the fundamental shift in the strategic direction of US global leadership has intensified uncertainty over the future of US-China relations. Ms. Kuo will discuss the Trump Administration’s “transactional” approach to US statecraft, explore scenarios of how this approach might impact US-China relations and assess implications for US foreign policy. Get information by email at syamashita@pomona.edu or by calling (909) 607-2924.

 

Friday, April 14

GET YOUR CLASSICAL ON Scripps College’s free Friday “Noon” Concert Series continues at 12:15 p.m. today with a show at Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. Todor Pelev, violin, and Douglas Ashcraft, piano, will perform Franck’s Violin Sonata in A Major. More info is at collegescalendar.org or (909) 607-3266.

FREE CHOIR CONCERT Pomona College Choir and Orchestra performs a free and open to the public concert at 3 p.m. at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. The choir offers two performances of Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Grammy award-winning guest baritone Nmon Ford under the baton of Eric Lindholm. Mr. Ford, known for his “powerful and magnificent voice” (concerto.net), is a Pomona native. He has performed with the New York and Los Angeles philharmonics, San Francisco Opera, the LA Opera, the national, Chicago and Atlanta symphonies, Hamburg State Opera, Italy’s Bologna Opera Company and France’s National Opera of Bordeaux. He has played the Macerata Opera Festival in Italy, Grafenegg Festival in Austria and the Szeged Festival in Hungary, among others. More info is at pomona.edu/events or (909) 607-2671.

MINGLE, MUNCH Claremont senior social group Mingle and Munch presents “April in Paris” with vocalist Juliet (Joanne) Lapointe from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Garner House, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Admission at the door is $10 (cash only), which includes appetizers and refreshments. RSVPs are required by Wednesday, April 12 at noon. The event is open to guests 50 and over. Call (909) 399-5488 for reservations or information or visit claremontrec.com.

 

Saturday, April 15

THAT BUNNY IS ON THE WAY Claremont’s annual spring celebration happens from 9 to 11 a.m. at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Boulevard. The day begins with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Breakfast tickets will be available at the park. Family-friendly activities run from 9 to 11 a.m., including an appearance by Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny and the candy egg hunt at 10:30 a.m. The pancake breakfast is $5 and includes flapjacks and sausages, orange juice, coffee and milk. Proceeds from the breakfast benefit community programs like the Read Me pre-school reading program, high school scholarships, Key Club and Circle K student leadership training programs, the Special Olympics bowling tournament, Meals on Wheels and Claremont’s nine Monday night summer concerts. More information is at claremontkiwanis.org. After much debate in the COURIER newsroom, we still can’t agree on whether the Easter Bunny is male or female. What do you think, COURIER readers?

GOT ART? DONATE IT! Pilgrim Place’s third annual art donation party, Got Art?, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Fine Arts Studio, 698 Scrooby Lane, Claremont. The Pilgrims ask donors to please bring framed or unframed wall art to donate to help support the 2017 Pilgrim Place Festival Fine Arts Booth. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (909) 399-5500.

COLLEGE APPLICATION TIPS The Claremont Library, at 208 N. Harvard Ave., presents a free talk, “Adult 101: The College Application,” at 2 p.m. “Are you about to enter the maze of the college application process?” a press release asked “Come to the library and a knowledgeable teacher from Middle Tree Academy, a local nonprofit organization, will give you an introduction to the process.” For more information, call (909) 621-4902 or visit colapublib.org.

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