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Friday, April 29

PITZER GRAD, SENATOR KEVIN DE LEÓN The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a lecture at 11:45 a.m., “Law and Legitimacy: Legal and Policy Innovation in California,” with Senator Kevin de León, a 2003 Pitzer College graduate. Senator de León, president pro tempore of the California State Senate, will discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by legal and policy innovation in California. Mr. de León, a Democrat from Los Angeles who represents District 24, leads an agenda focused on education, equity for women, immigrants and low-wage workers, public safety and on maintaining the state’s leadership in building a clean-energy economy. Mr. de Le?n also serves as chair of the rules committee, which is responsible for vetting the governor’s appointments that are subject to confirmation by the senate. Mr. de León served four years in the assembly before his election to the senate in 2010, and is the first person in California history to serve as the chair of the appropriations committees in both the assembly and senate. In 2014, he became the first Latino elected leader of the senate in more than a century. He was the first in his family to graduate from high school. He is a Rodel Fellow at the Aspen Institute and a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California. Senator de León is the keynote speaker for the 2017 Southern California Law and Social Science Forum, which is sponsored by the Dreier Roundtable. More information is at cmc.edu/athenaeum/open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at athenaeum@ cmc.edu.

NOON CONCERT AT 12:15 Scripps College’s free Friday “Noon” Concert Series continues at 12:15 p.m. today with a show at Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave. Pomona College’s Jack Sanders and Jason Yoshida will play vihuela, baroque guitar and therobo, performing early music for plucked strings. More info is at collegescalendar.org or (909) 607-3266.

FREE LEGAL ADVICE Southland Resistance’s 9 Days of Action for the 909 continues with “Social Justice Advocacy Project Expungement Clinic” from 3 to 4 p.m. at Tri-City Wellness Center, 1403 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. More info is available at advocacyproject.org, (626) 485-0506, or via email at justice@advocacyproject.org.

SCRIPPS FACULTY/STUDENT EVENTS Scripps College presents its Faculty-Student Research Collaboration from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Humanities Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. Scripps faculty and students from diverse fields will discuss their work together and students will present their research. Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert, Scripps’ associate dean of faculty, will introduce presenters and panelists and moderate a Q and A session. Topics include explorations of the environmental change indicated by coralline algae living in the Arctic; artistic and educational interpretation of Japanese sensibilities depicted in the historically significant novel, The Tale of Genji, and slam poetry on the theme of diaspora. And from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Scripps presents “The Core Experience The Class Closet: How Do We Get In and Why Don’t We Come Out?” The event is presented by Nathalie Rachlin, professor of French at Scripps. Ms. Rachlin will recreate a lecture on the social hierarchies created by class from the college’s popular Core I courses. Participants are encouraged to investigate the range of historical and contemporary issues raised by the topic, and will engage in seminar-style sessions with Core I instructors at Scripps following the lecture. You Young Kang, associate professor of music, will familiarize guests with Scripps’ approach to core methodology, which includes team-teaching methods and the advantage of multiple, interdisciplinary perspectives. More information is at scrippscollege.edu.

SCRIPPS SENIOR ART SHOW Scripps College hosts its free Senior Show from 7 to 9 p.m. at Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, 1030 Columbia Ave. The show includes works by a group of seniors majoring in studio art, and represents the culmination of the students’ study and studio work at Scripps. The show is open to the public. More info is at rcwg.scrippscollege.edu or (909) 607-3397.

ALL THAT JAZZ Pomona College Jazz Ensemble plays a free show at 8 p.m. at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St. Director Barb Catlin will lead the ensemble in an evening of classic to contemporary jazz tunes. More info is at pomona.edu/events or (909) 607-2671.

 

Saturday, April 29

YARD SALE TO BENEFIT FOOD PANTRY Sowing Seeds For Life is hosting a spring yard sale from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 1350 Arrow Hwy., La Verne, to raise funds for its veterans and senior food pantry program. The goal of the sale is to raise $3,000 for food and supplies. If you would like to donate your gently used items to help with this project, please drop them off prior to the event at the yard sale location Friday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. For information, call (909) 293-7735, extension 232.

PLANT A TREE FOR FREE Sustainable Claremont hosts a Green Crew tree planting from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at Griffith Park, 1800 Woodbend Dr. The free event includes a short presentation and tree planting demonstration at 8 a.m. Groups will then be paired with city staff and assigned street trees to be planted in the general area of Griffith Park. For more information and to RSVP, contact Sustainable Claremont by email at greencrew@sustainableclaremont.org. 

WILDFLOWER WALK Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, hosts a Wildflower Walk from 10 to 11 a.m. The one-hour guided tour through the garden explores the native blooms and natural wonders of spring in California. The event is free with general admission or membership and repeats Sunday at 1 p.m. More info is at rsabg.org or (909) 625-8767.

KGI HOSTS DRUG TAKE BACK DAY Claremont’s Keck Graduate Institute is hosting a free Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 535 Watson Dr., where the public can safely, conveniently and anonymously dispose of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs, including a drive-through drop-off option. KGI School of Pharmacy students and representatives of the Claremont Police Department will be on hand to receive medications in solid or liquid form. No syringes, inhalers, needles, sharps, or mercury thermometers can be accepted. The event was initiated by KGI students Jesse Perez and Juan Antonio Silva, who enlisted their fellow members of the American Pharmacists Association and Student Society of Health System Pharmacists at Keck to help during the event. Children’s games will be available to promote awareness about accidental poisoning. As KGI’s partner at the campus collection site, the Claremont Police Department will have volunteers present to collect, package and weigh drugs, which will be transferred to the DEA following the event. “The more the merrier,” said CPD Lieutenant Mike Ciszek, noting that his department regularly participates in the annual drug take-back day. “It’s nice to see younger people in the community interested in helping out. The students saw a need based in their own realm of experience.” More info is at kgi.edu.

SCRIPPS PRESIDENT’S FORUM Scripps College hosts President’s Forum: Unlocking the Future at 11 a.m. at Garrison Theater, 231 E. Tenth St., Claremont. Scripps President Lara Tiedens, Scripps alumna and general counsel for Über, Salle Yoo ’92, and Heather McGhee, president of Demos, a public policy organization, will explore how women influence and inspire change in a conversation moderated by Southern California Public Radio’s Alex Cohen. More information is at scrippscollege.edu.

POMONA BAND CONCERT Pomona College Band plays a free 11 a.m. show at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Conductor Graydon Beeks, leads the ensemble in a program featuring the music of Chance, Sousa and others for alumni weekend. More info is at pomona.edu/events or (909) 607-2671.

CMC EYRE FAIRE Claremont McKenna College hosts its annual family-friendly fundraiser, Eyre Faire, from noon to 3:30 p.m. The event at CMC Children’s School, 654 E. Sixth St., Claremont, features carnival games, a giant slide, a cakewalk, a mystery walk, food, a raffle, a silent auction and more. Admission is free, but tickets for games and food will be sold. More info is at (909) 621-8086.

BEER AND CLIMATE CHANGE Southland Resistance’s 9 Days of Action for the 909 continues with a free talk, “Planting (and Drinking!) with a Purpose: Combating Climate Change with Urban Forestry,” from 6 to 10 p.m. at Claremont Craft Ales, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., #204c.

CHOIRS, ORCHESTRA JOIN?FOR MOZART The choirs and orchestra of the Joint Music Program of Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer and Scripps Colleges, in collaboration with the Chamber Choir of Chaffey College and guest soloists, will perform a free concert featuring Mozart’s “Requiem Mass in D minor” from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at Garrison Theater, 241 E. Tenth St. Left unfinished upon his premature death but ultimately completed by his pupils, Mozart’s “Requiem” is considered to be one of the masterworks of the choral/symphonic repertoire. Admission is free but tickets are required. They are available at jointmusicprogram.org/mozart-requiem. More information is available via email at rackley@scrippscollege.edu or phone at (909) 607-3267.

A Taste of Claremont “Dine, Dance and Be Merry” at the 18th annual Rotary Club of Claremont A Taste of Claremont from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Claremont Consortium with more than 30 local restaurants, wineries and breweries. For information, visit tasteofclaremont.org.

 

Sunday, April 30

CGU ARTISTS’ OPEN HOUSE Claremont Graduate University’s 2017 MFA Student Studio Open House takes place from noon to 5 p.m. at the school’s Art Building, 251 E. Tenth St. The event is an open house of CGU’s MFA student studios. Attendees at the free event can visit with students, view their art and enjoy refreshments. More info is at (909) 607-3631.

MOZART REQUIEM The choirs and orchestra of the Joint Music Program of Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer and Scripps Colleges, in collaboration with the Chamber Choir of Chaffey College and guest soloists, will perform a free concert featuring Mozart’s “Requiem Mass in D minor” at 2 p.m. at Garrison Theater, 241 E. Tenth St. Left unfinished upon his premature death but ultimately completed by his pupils, Mozart’s “Requiem” is considered to be one of the masterworks of the choral/symphonic repertoire. Admission is free but tickets are required. They are available at jointmusicprogram.org/mozart-requiem. More information is available via email at rackley@scrippscollege.edu or phone at (909) 607-3267.

CSO TACKLES FRENCH COMPOSERS Claremont Symphony Orchestra features famous French composers in a free concert at 3:30 p.m. at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Following this season’s theme of international music, CSO presents four of the world’s favorite 19th century French composers: Claude Debussy, Paul Dukas, Darius Milhaud and César Franck, with melodic music that spans the Romantic era into the Modernist tradition, including “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” by Paul Dukas, made famous in the 1940 Disney film Fantasia. Noted saxophonist Kenneth Foerch will play Debussy’s “Rapsodie” and “the Scaramouche Suite” by Milhaud. Mr. Foerch has played with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the LA Opera and  LA Master Chorale. This concert will close with the most famous work by Mr. Franck, his “Symphony in d Minor.” The concert is free but donations are appreciated. More information is at claremontso.org or (909) 596-5979.

POMONA SHOW IN PROTEST OF MOCA EXHIBIT Southland Resistance’s 9 Days of Action for the 909 continues with “Breaking the Silence Through Art,” from 6 to 9 p.m. at dA Center For The Arts, 252 Main St., Pomona. The show features Hand/Heart for Ana Mendieta by Carolee Schneemann. In 1985, Ana Mendieta (a Cuban American performance artist, sculptor, painter and video artist who is best known for her “earth-body” work) died from a fall from her 34th story apartment in Greenwich Village, New York. Ms. Mendieta lived with her husband, minimalist sculptor Carl Andre. There were no eyewitnesses, but neighbors heard the couple arguing violently prior to Ms. Mendieta’s fall. Mr. Andre was tried and acquitted of murder. Mr. Andre just opened an exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. “We oppose this installation, on the grounds that inviting Carl Andre to MOCA is a tasteless act that perpetuates the continued silencing of women and victims of domestic abuse,” the press release stated. “As long as Andre’s exhibition is up at MOCA, Hand/Heart by Carolee Schneemann will be available for viewing at The dA Center for the Arts. The future is female.” More information is at (323) 308- 0367 or via email at celinawashburn@gmail.com Still more information is available at southlandresistance.com.

POMONA COLLEGE BAND SHOW Pomona College Band performs the music of Chance, Sousa and other in a free 8 p.m. show at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Conductor Graydon Beeks will lead the ensemble in a special program for alumni weekend. More info is at pomona.edu/events or (909) 607-2671.

 

Monday, May 1

TRAIN RIDE TO LA FOR WORKER’S RIGHTS Southland Resistance’s 9 Days of Action for the 909 concludes today with “Mobile Phone Bank for Workers Rights: Claremont Train to May Day.” Participants should meet at 8:30 a.m. at Claremont Depot, 200 W. First St., to ride the train to the beginning of the march route at MacArthur Park in Los Angeles. More info is at (909) 200-5521 or via email at kmay.araiza@gmail.com. Still more information is at southlandresistance.com.

PERMACULTURE TALK Sustainable Claremont hosts at sustainability dialog,  “Permaculture in an Urban Context” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Pomona College’s Hahn 101, 420 N. Harvard Ave. “What is Permaculture?” a press release asked. “Is it the same as organic gardening? To find out more, join Larry Santoyo, a world famous permaculture design teacher and practitioner, as he describes how permaculture design addresses environmental, social and economic sustainability in an urban context, particularly in southern California communities like Claremont.” The event is free and open to all, and is sponsored by Sustainable Claremont, the League of Women Voters, the Interfaith Sustainability Council, EcoCiv and Pomona College. For more information go to sustainableclaremont.org or email coordinator@sustainableclaremont.org.

BALINESE GAMELAN CONCERT Giri Kusuma presents Pomona College’s Gamelan Ensemble in a free 8 p.m. concert at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. The ensemble and guests, under the direction of Nyoman Wenten, music director, and Nanik Wenten, dance director, will present a colorful evening of traditional and contemporary Balinese music and dance. More info is at pomona.edu/events or (909) 607-2671.

 

 

Tuesday, May 2

UNIVERSITY CLUB The University Club of Claremont meets over lunch at 11:30 a.m. to discuss “Where in the World Are You? Globalization 2017” with guest speaker John Tulac, an attorney specializing in international law. “After a long election season with politicians of all persuasions mangling basic principles of economics, it’s time for a clear-headed look at free trade, comparative advantage and globalization,” a press release stated. “Globalization has lifted much of the world’s population out of poverty; at the same time, many workers in developed economies have lost their jobs. This talk is a fast-paced overview of the global economy and globalization that shows what’s in it for everyone. It also addresses the failure of the US to effectively mitigate economic displacement of workers and argues for the implementation of new policies.” Mr. Tulac is an attorney active in all areas of international law, including imports and exports, licensing and infrastructure projects. He is extensively involved in oil and gas, electric power generation, sustainable agriculture and all aspects of business with China. He trains Chinese judges and regulators on topics relating to international and US law. A $15 meeting fee includes a buffet lunch. More information is at universityclubofclaremont.org.

 

Wednesday, May 3

JOBIM ON TAP Harvey Mudd College’s HMC Concert Series continues with the Jazz Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim at 8 p.m. at Drinkward Recital Hall, 320 E. Foothill Blvd. Claremont. Jazz improvisation students will perform selections by noted composer Mr. Jobim, one of the founders of Brazilian bossa nova. More info is at hmc.edu or (909) 621-8022.

 

Thursday, May 3

STROKE AWARENESS TALK Inter Valley Health Plan hosts a free stroke awareness lecture at 10 a.m. at its Claremont location, 1601 Monte Vista Ave., Suite 275. Up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented if they are detected early, a press release stated. Karen Tse-Chang, RN will discuss how to lower your risk of stroke by identifying and managing your personal risk factors. For information or to RSVP, go to ivhp.com/forhealthandliving.

GUITAR RECITAL Guitarist Lynn McGrath performs movements from “Platero y yo” at 8 p.m. at Cal Poly Pomona’s Music Recital Hall, 3801 W. Temple Ave., Pomona. Tickets are $15 or $10 for students, and are available at csupomona.tix. com or the box office. More information is at cpp.edu or (909) 869-3554.

 

Friday, May 5

NOON CONCERT AT 12:15 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. David Rentz (joint music faculty) is guest conductor; the music of Barnwell, Janequin, and Morley. The weekly concerts are a joint production of Scripps and the Pomona College Music Department. More info is at collegescalendar.org or (909) 607-3266.

ORALÉ! It’s Cinco de Mayo, a day where Americans drink tequila and eat Mexican food or what we call in my house—Friday. The Mexican holiday commemorates its army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. A solemn event in Mexico, with military parades and the like, it’s a less reverential affair here in America. We’ve been known to don giant sombreros, overindulge in questionably authentic fare like chalupas or extreme fajitas and generally use the holiday as an excuse to party. It’s a victimless crime, unless we count our livers...or our dignity. It’s all in fun, and if one wishes to get their Cinco de Claremont on there are several options. Casa Moreno, 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., will feature live music from 7 to 10 p.m, and happy hour drink and appetizer specials from 3 to 6 p.m. El Ranchero, 984 W. Foothill Blvd., will offer a strolling mariachi band from 5:45 to 10 p.m. Espiau’s, at 109 Yale Ave., will feature drink specials and Pomona’s longtime favorite La Paloma, at 2975 E. Foothill Blvd., will offer door prizes and drink specials. No matter where you celebrate tonight, be sure to do us all a favor and stay off the roads if you’ve been drinking. Über, Lyft or take a cab. You’ll thank me later.

 

Saturday, May 6

GARDEN CELEBRATES BIRDS Claremont’s Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden celebrates Bird LA Day from 8 a.m. to noon. The Garden is at 1500 N. College Ave. Bird fans are invited to join in on a multi-site celebration of birds in the greater Los Angeles area. Free with general admission or membership. More info is at rsabg.org or (909) 625-8767.

FRIENDS OF LIBRARY BOOK SALE Friends of the Claremont Library hosts its semi-annual Fine Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 208 Harvard Ave. All funds raised help support the library. Credit cards are  accepted, and members receive a 10 percent discount. For info or memberships, go to claremontlibrary.org.

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