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Friday, September 29
SCRIPPS’ NOONISH CONCERTS GET UNDERWAY This year’s Scripps College free Friday “Noon” Concert Series kicks off at 12:15 p.m. with a performance at Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. The concert, Mozart, Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478, features Jacqueline Suzuki, violin; Cynthia Fogg (Pomona), viola; Tom Flaherty (Pomona), cello; Susan Svr?ek, piano. Sponsored by the Departments of Music at Pomona and Scripps colleges, the weekly concerts are a joint production of Scripps and the Pomona College Music Department. Doors open at noon, and food is not permitted in the auditorium. More info is at scrippscollege.edu/events or (909) 607-3266.
IT’S FRIDAY: LET’S ROCK Friday Nights Live features the rock, country, folk and blues of Claremont Voodoo Society at Laemmle plaza; Lee Powers at the chamber of commerce; Doug Brooks and Friends at Shelton Park; and Falls Like Rain at city hall. Friday Nights Live runs from 6 to 9 p.m. through October 27. More info is at claremontchamber.org.
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF EATING MEAT The public is invited to a free and open to the public panel event at Claremont Graduate University focusing on cutting-edge research in the psychology of meat consumption. The talk takes place at 7 p.m. in Albrecht Auditorium, 925 N. Dartmouth Ave., Claremont. “Why is eating meat so essential to some people, and disgusting to others?” a press release asked. As part of a workshop about effective animal advocacy, the panel event will feature scholars Julia Hormes, Shiva Pauer, Jared Piazza and Matthew Ruby exploring “conflicted omnivores, the role of ambivalence, disgust and emotion regulation,” and more. For more information email email@example.com.
Saturday, September 30
AUTHORS READ, TALK AT RHINO Authors Allen Callaci and Peter Churches will be reading from their respective latest books, Heart Like a Starfish and Autobiography Without Words, at 4 p.m. at Rhino Records, 235 Yale Ave., Claremont. More info is at pelekinesis.com.
CHS CONCERT UNDER THE STARS Claremont High School’s Instrumental Music Program holds its annual free and open to the public Concert Under the Stars at 7 p.m., and this year attendees can brush up against television royalty while enjoying the show. The concert on the school’s football field will feature not only the El Roble Band and Orchestra, CHS String Orchestra, CHS Symphony Strings and the CHS Marching Band, but also the KIIT Car from the 1980s television show Knight Rider. The super advanced (for 1982) Pontiac Trans Am will be parked at the event for pictures while the CHS Band plays the show’s theme song. There might even be a special guest from the original show. Hasselhoff, anybody?!? Food and drink will be available for purchase. More info is at the Wolfpack Music Facebook page.
GRAMMY-NOMINATED PIANIST IN CONCERT Pomona College’s Bridges Hall of Music, at 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont, hosts a free 8 p.m. show with Grammy-nominated pianist, Genevieve Feiwen Lee. Ms. Lee will offer a program of music for piano and harpsichord by Claude Debussy and Sofia Gubaidulina, Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre and Antoine Forqueray. Selections will include preludes from Debussy Book 1 and Gubaidulina’s Musical Toys. More info is at pomona.edu/events or (909) 607-2671.
Sunday, October 1
LOST IN THE SUPER MARKET Sunday morning means the fabulous and free Claremont Artisans’ and Farmers’ Market is happening on from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. along Second Street between Indian Hill Blvd. and Yale Ave. 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. Grab a coffee at Some Crust, Starbucks or Coffee Bean and take a stroll through the colorful and aromatic display. You won’t regret it.
COMIC BOOKS & COLLECTIBLES SHOW The Packing House, at 532 W. First St., Claremont, is the site of the bi-monthly free comic book and collectibles show 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.
NOTED ORGANIST Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 West Harrison Ave., presents a 3 p.m. concert with organist David Baskeyfield. Tickets, which are $15 for general admission and $12 for students and seniors, will be available at the door. Mr. Baskeyfield, who has won several major competitions, will perform works by Bach, Mozart, Dupré, Dukas and Tournemire and will improvise on a suggested theme. He will be playing Claremont UCC’s Glatter Goetz/Rosales Organ, one of the premier pipe organs on the west coast. Childcare is provided. For more information call (909) 626-1201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEARTBEATS FOR BETH BENEFIT Musicians, artists and friends are part of “Heartbeats for Beth,” a benefit for longtime Claremont resident, piano teacher and music supporter Beth Michowski Boos, who was recently diagnosed with severe secondary pulmonary hypertension, cardio myopathy and chronic congenital heart failure, and is facing a possible heart and lung transplant. The free show at the Press, 129 Harvard Ave., Claremont, gets underway at 5 p.m. and goes until 10 p.m.. It will include raffles, drink specials and performances from Claremont Voodoo Society, Mick Rhodes and the Hard Eight, Black Tongued Bells, 40 Amp Fuse, Adrienne Selina, Pride of Cucamonga, the Liars Club, the J Birds, Jazz Doctors, Jen Rosen and Mary Beth Fletcher and the San Gabriel Valley Punk Collective. More info is at youcaring.com/bethboos-914338.
Monday, October 2
A CHAT WITH FATHER OF MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free 11:45 a.m. lecture, “Progress Towards a Game of Life Decision Support System,” with guest speaker Harry Max Markowitz. Mr. Markowitz, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1990 for his work on portfolio theory, will discuss why household financial decisions for individuals and/or families should be considered part of the “Game of Life” that individuals and families play out. More information is at cmc.edu/athenaeum/open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at email@example.com.
HOW DID THE BLIND POET SEE WHAT HE SAW? The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free 5:30 p.m. lecture, “Blind Faith: The Hindi Poet Surdas and his Visual Legacy” with John “Jack” Stratton Hawley. The 16th-century poet Hindi Surdas, a great devotee of Krishna, is said to have been blind. Mr. Hawley, professor of religion at Barnard College and Columbia University, wonders and explains how the poet could have seen what he saw and also addresses why he is seen so frequently in illustrated manuscripts. Mr. Hawley’s most recent books on India’s bhakti traditions are A Storm of Songs: India and the Idea of the Bhakti Movement, Sur’s Ocean (with Kenneth Bryant) and a poem-by-poem commentary called Into Sur’s Ocean. A Storm of Songs received the Coomaraswamy Book Prize of the Association for Asian Studies in 2017. More information is at cmc.edu/athenaeum/open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUSTAINABLE CLAREMONT ANNUAL MEETING Sustainable Claremont’s annual meeting takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Padua Hills Theatre, 4467 Padua Ave., Claremont. The free and open to the public event, “Plant Seeds of Hope,” is sponsored by Pick My Solar, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont COURIER and Foothill Gold Line. It will feature a social hour with sustainability exhibits and light refreshments, followed by environmental leadership awards for local sustainability champions and reflections on the progress and future of Sustainable Claremont. For more info email email@example.com or call (909) 625-8767, extension 238.
Tuesday, October 3
LATINA/O MIGRATION, ROOTS, RESISTANCE Gilda Ochoa will speak about “Where the Past Meets the Present: Latina/o Migration, Roots, and Resistance in LA.” at Scripps College’s Hampton Room at Malott Commons, 345 E. Ninth St., Claremont. The free and open to the public lecture gets underway at 12:15 p.m. Ms. Ochoa, Pomona College professor of Chicana/o-Latina/o studies and author of Becoming Neighbors in a Mexican American Community, will talk about immigration and community organizing in the context of the Los Angeles County community of La Puente. More info is at scrippscollege.edu/scrippspresents or (909) 607-1870.
CITIZEN/SCIENCE ADVOCATE Caren Cooper from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is the guest at Harvey Mudd College’s free and open Distinguished Speaker Series at 7 p.m. tonight at the Shanahan Center, 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. “Citizen science movements challenge the world to consider radical, new relationships among scientists and engineers and non-experts,” a press release stated. A dessert reception follows each lecture. More info is at hmc.edu/calendar or (909) 607-0943.
Wednesday, October 4
PULITZER WINNER AT ULV The University of La Verne hosts Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen in a free lecture at 3:30 p.m. The talk will be held at Morgan Auditorium, Founders Hall, 1950 Third St., La Verne. Mr. Nguyen will discuss his latest book, The Refugees, the 2017 selection for the university’s One Book, One University program, which provides all new students copies of the same book so they can gain a common learning experience. For more information dial (909) 448-4408 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
EUROPE/US RELATIONS EXPERT AT ATH The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free 5:30 p.m. lecture, “Can Europe come back in the age of Trump, Merkel, and Macron?” with guest speaker Patrick A. Chamorel. Mr. Chamorel, senior resident at Stanford in Washington College, will address whether the new political landscape forged by Brexit, Trump, Merkel and Marcon can reshape—for better or worse—Europe and transatlantic relations. Mr. Chamorel was a senior advisor to the French prime minister among other advisory roles in the government. More information is at cmc.edu/athenaeum/open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at email@example.com.
Thursday, October 5
THE SCIENCE OF LEADERSHIP The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free 11:45 a.m. lecture, “What We Know about Leadership from Science,” with David V. Day. More information is at cmc.edu/athenaeum/open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FILM ON BUDDHIST MONK, ACTIVIST, AUTHOR A one-time screening of Walk With Me, a new film about the practice and life of Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, author and peace activist, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Laemmle Theatre, 450 W. Second St., Claremont. Tickets can be purchased online at gathr.us/screening/20776. More info is at walkwithmefilm.com.
Friday, October 6
SCRIPPS’ NOON CONCERT Scripps College free Friday Noon Concert series continues today with music by Ives, Kohn, and Schubert from Sarah Thornblade (Pomona), violin, and Genevieve Feiwen Lee (Pomona), on piano. The show is at Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave. Doors open at noon, and food is not permitted in the auditorium. More info is at scrippscollege.edu/events or (909) 607-3266.
TAKE A CHOCOLATE WALK Claremont Educational Foundation’s first annual Chocolate Walk takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Village. Participants can browse 24 chocolate stops among Village merchants, listen to live music and see a Claremont student art exhibit. Tickets are $20 or four for $60, and are available at supportcef.com/chocolate. The Claremont Educational Foundation is a nonprofit organization that raises money to support art, music, technology and teacher innovation grants for in Claremont.
FREE FRIDAY MUSIC FUN Friday Nights Live features the Harmony Sisters and the Little Big Band at Laemmle plaza; Outerwave at the chamber of commerce; Saloon No. 12 at Shelton Park; and Los Whateveros at city hall. Friday Nights Live runs from 6 to 9 p.m. through October 27. More info, including future lineups, is at claremontchamber.org.
ORCHESTRA OPENS SEASON Pomona College Orchestra’s opening concert takes place at 8 p.m. at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. The free and open to the public show will feature conductor Eric Lindholm leading the orchestra in a program of Sibelius, Schubert and Prokofiev. More info is at pomona.edu/events or (909) 607-2671.
Saturday, October 7
WHY WE NEED OUR BEES Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, hosts a lecture with UC Riverside entomologist Quinn McFrederick, “Why We Need Our Bees,” from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost is $25 for the general public or $20 for Garden members. “While the honey bee gets the most attention, native bees are abundant in almost every garden and often go unnoticed,” a press release stated. “Join Mr. McFrederick on this garden talk and walk as he introduces the biology of some common native bees, their importance as pollinators, and the threats they are facing.” Participants should bring a hat, water and comfortable walking shoes. Mr. McFrederick will give a short introductory talk before taking participants out on the Garden trails. More info is at rsabg.org/classes or (909) 625-8767.
WELCOME CONCERT FOR NEW POMONA CHIEF A free and open musical inaugural kick-off celebration to welcome incoming Pomona College President G. Gabrielle Starr takes place at 3 p.m. at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Members of the Pomona College Music Department faculty will offer a special celebratory program featuring selections from Bach, The Carter Family, Duke Ellington and a premiere by Tom Flaherty. More info is at pomona.edu/events or (909) 607-2671.