CALENDAR: Refugee crisis, dreams, bird walk, music, concerts and more
Friday, November 3
THE EU AND EUROPE’S REFUGEE CRISIS The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free 11:45 a.m. lecture, “Europe’s Refugee Crisis: Unprecedented Challenges for the EU,” with guest speaker Pavel ?ernoch. Mr. ?ernoch will address challenges facing European leaders to solve a humanitarian crisis at the EU level, despite differing domestic political constraints, disproportionate impacts across communities and varying resources across European member states. Mr. ?ernoch is a Czech political scientist and diplomat, who works in media and public relations at the European Parliament in Brussels. In 2002, he was appointed director of the Czech Centre in Brussels. He later joined the Czech Permanent Representation to the EU. Since 2007, he has been a staff member in the office of public relations in the European Parliament. More info is at cmc.edu/athenaeum/open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEETHOVEN AT NOON Scripps College’s free Friday Noon Concert Series gets started at 12:15 p.m. at Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. This week’s concert is Trio Lykos performing Beethoven’s Archduke trio, with Rachel V. Huang (Scripps faculty), violin; Roger Lebow, cello; and Gayle Blankenburg (Pomona/Scripps faculty), piano. The weekly concerts are a joint production of Scripps’ and Pomona College’s music departments. Doors open at noon, and food is not permitted in the auditorium. More info is at scrippscollege.edu/events or (909) 607-3266.
ART, POETRY AND HORS D’OEUVRES: WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE? Claremont Graduate University’s sixth annual Poetry Reading and Art Show takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Art Building, 251 E. Tenth St., Claremont. This free and public event celebrates the publication of the ninth volume of Foothill: A Journal of Poetry, and will feature readings by the 2017 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award winner Vievee Francis and Foothill contributor Kathleen L. Taylor. This is the final night of the exhibition for the Karl and Beverly Benjamin Fellowship in Art recipients. Gratis drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided, and books from the authors will be on sale. More info is at the Facebook event page or (909) 621-8974.
50 DAYS EVENING Pomona College’s Studio Art Building, at 370 N. Columbia Ave., Claremont, hosts the evening opening reception for a new exhibit, 50 Days, from 7 to 10 p.m. The free event features artworks by student art majors. More info is at pomona.edu or (909) 621-8079.
Saturday, November 4
DRUCKER DAY Claremont Graduate University hosts Drucker Day 2017: The Drucker Path: Past, Present, and Future, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Garrison Theater, 231 E. Tenth St., Claremont. “Are you walking the Drucker Path in your profession?” a press release asked. “Join us for an inspiring day of talks and presentations to honor Peter Drucker the man and listen to leading executives who are exploring new applications for his principles in the management landscape.” Keynote speakers include Renée Mauborgne, author of Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant and Blue Ocean Shift: Beyond Competing: Proven Steps to Inspire Confidence and Seize New Growth; Deborah Clark, senior VP and GM of public radio mainstay Marketplace, whose suite of broadcasts reach more than 14 million weekly listeners, and others. Visit cgu.edu/event or email email@example.com for more information.
NATIVE PLANT TIPS Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, hosts a Grow Native Nursery Workshop: How to Plant and Water Native Plants from 10 to 11 a.m. The class is free with Garden admission. “New to California native gardening or need to refresh your skills?” a press release asked. “This lecture will cover and demonstrate the initial planting techniques and proper irrigation of your new plants.” More info is at rsabg.org/nursery-calendar or (909) 625-8767.
WHAT DO YOUR DREAMS MEAN? The Claremont Public Library, at 208 N. Harvard Ave., hosts a free 2 p.m. lecture on dreams with psychotherapist Rosemary L’Esprit. “Curious about phenomena of the dream world?” a press release asked. “Nightmares, repeating dreams, clairvoyance and sleep states will all be explored.” More information is at colapublib.org or (909) 621-4902.
FLIRTING WITH FASCISM The American Institute for Progressive Democracy will present a forum titled, “Flirting with Fascism? Trump and The Challenge to Democracy,” from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rose Hills Theatre at Pomona College (located under the Smith Student Center), 170 W. Sixth St., Claremont. The conference is broken into three sessions beginning at 8:30 a.m. with “Understanding Fascism;” followed at 10:45 a.m. by “The Age of Trump and the Rise of Authoritarianism;” and “Saving Democracy in the Age of Trump” at 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available. For more information, visit tapid.org or search “TAIPD” on Facebook.
PADUA, MEXICAN PLAYERS Claremont Heritage hosts a free reception tonight for an exhibit on the Padua Hills Theater and the Mexican Players. The event, which is open to the public, takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. at Ginger Elliott Exhibition Center at the Garner House, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. The show runs through December 4. More info is at claremontheritage.org or (909) 621-0848.
Sunday, November 5
BIRD WALK Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden hosts a free beginner’s bird walk from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring bird guidebooks and binoculars. Limited loaner binoculars may be available for use. Walks are sponsored by the Pomona Valley Audubon Society. Reservations are encouraged at rsabg.org/bird-walks or (909) 625-8767.
ART FIESTA The Claremont Museum of Art hosts the 14th annual Padua Hills Art Fiesta from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Padua Hills Theatre, 4467 Padua Ave., Claremont. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for CMA members, and free for kids under 18. A free shuttle is available from Padua Park, 4270 Padua Ave. The event includes the premiere of a new film, Milford Zornes: The Claremont Connection, as well as an art show, exhibition, craft demonstrations, music and festive foods, all under the olive groves of the Padua Hills Theatre. More info is at claremontmuseum.org.
CLARINET CHOIR GETS IN THE GROOVE The Los Angeles Clarinet Choir plays a free concert at 7 p.m. at Harvey Mudd College’s Drinkward Recital Hall, 301 E. Platt Blvd., Claremont. The internationally-acclaimed choir, comprised of 15 clarinetists, will be under the direction of conductors Margaret Thornhill and Victoria Ramos. Selections include three new original works. Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Festive Overture,” arranged for clarinets by Anthony Brackett, will open the program. A show-and-tell of the various instruments featuring multiple soloists will be offered midway through the concert. Free parking is available along Foothill Boulevard. For more information, call (310) 464-7653.
Monday, November 6
THINK TANKS The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at CMC, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free 11:45 a.m. lecture, “Policy Research and Political Challenges,” with speaker Deborah Gonzalez. “Think tanks play an important role in the US policy process,” a press release read. “However, a think tank’s ability to influence policymaking rarely hinges on the strength of its claims or the quality of its findings.” Ms. Gonzalez, the director of government affairs at the Public Policy Institute of California, will discuss the divide between policy research and the policy process in California government, and ways the two can improve lawmaking. More information is at cmc.edu/athenaeum/open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at athenaeum@ cmc.edu.
EXTRA DIMENSIONS The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at CMC, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free 5:30 p.m. lecture, “How Do We Know There Are Extra Dimensions?” with Lisa Randall, author of Dark Matters and the Dinosaurs and Knocking on Heavens Door. As a professor of theoretical particle physics and cosmology at Harvard, she will talk about her research in extra dimensions of space and novel theories of dark matter. More information is at cmc.edu/athenaeum/open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, November 7
ROADSHOW WITH?ZOE The University Club of Claremont hosts an open to the public luncheon and discussion, “Antiques Road Show with Zoe TeBeau.” The event starts at 11:30 a.m. at Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. A $20 meeting fee includes a buffet lunch. A certified appraiser, Ms. TeBeau brings her own version of PBS’s popular Antiques Road Show program to the University Club for the third year running. Participants are invited to bring one item to be informally appraised. If your item is too big, heavy or delicate to bring to the event, the appraiser will look at cell phone photos. Ms. TeBeau is an independent accredited appraiser and a member of International Society of Appraisers. More information is available at universityclubofclaremont.org.
THE EMPERILED FUTURE OF NAFTA The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free roundtable lecture, “NAFTA Endangered: Mexico-US Prosperity in the Trump Era,” at 11:45 a.m. with panelists Roderic Camp, professor of government at CMC; Carlos Garcia de Alba, Mexico’s Consul General in Los Angeles; and former US Representative David Dreier, a leader in the 1993 creation of NAFTA. “Bucking traditional Republican consensus favoring free trade and calling the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) the ‘worst trade deal maybe ever signed anywhere, but certainly ever signed in this country,’ President Trump has made good on his campaign promise to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact, and is currently reconsidering America’s membership in NAFTA.” The panelists will discuss the origins of the trade agreement, its contributions to North American prosperity and its imperiled future under President Trump. More information is at cmc.edu/athenaeum/open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at email@example.com.
CHINA’S 19th PARTY CONGRESS The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at CMC, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free 5:30 p.m. lecture, “Digesting the Outcomes of the 19th Party Congress in China,” with guest speaker Bruce Dickson. “The Chinese Communist Party held its 19th Party Congress in mid-October,” a press release read. “Outcomes will reveal whether norms of succession have been institutionalized or remain under the control of individual leaders, in particular CCP General Secretary Xi Jinping.” More information is at cmc.edu/athenaeum/open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at athenaeum@ cmc.edu.
THE 2016 ELECTION: ONE YEAR LATER The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at CMC, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free 5:30 p.m. lecture, “The 2016 Election: One Year Later,” with panelists Andrew Busch, Jack Pitney and Michael Nelson. Mr. Nelson, editor of The Elections of 2016, and CMC’s Andrew Busch and Jack Pitney, professors and authors of Defying the Odds: The 2016 Elections and American Politics, will comprise a panel discussion to examine the 2016 elections. “What have we learned about the reasons for the surprising victory of Donald Trump?” a press release asked. “What have the results of the election been so far? And, after one year, where are American politics headed?” More information is at cmc.edu/athenaeum/open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at athenaeum@ cmc.edu.
YOUNG LIONESSES Scripps College hosts a public discussion with Tavi Gevinson interviewing novelist Jenny Zhang at 7 p.m. at Garrison Theater, 231 E. Tenth St., Claremont. Founder of the online publication Rookie, Ms. Gevinson has acted in This is Our Youth and The Cherry Orchard, and was featured in the film Enough Said. She visits Scripps to talk with Ms. Zhang—whose debut novel, Sour Heart, hit bookshelves in August—about her career, feminism and what it’s like to have This American Life’s Ira Glass as a mentor. The event is free, but tickets are required. More info is at scrippscollege.edu/events or (909) 607-1870.
SENIOR COMPUTER CLUB Claremont Senior Computer Club meets every Tuesday, with social time at 7 p.m. and a meeting at 7:30 p.m., at the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. The long-running group meets weekly to discuss general information about computers, tablets and smart phones. Newcomers are always welcome. More information is at cscclub.org.
INFLUENCING ECOSYSTEMS’ EVOLUTION Harvey Mudd College offers a free and open lecture, “Citizen Science,” at 7 p.m. with Kevin Esvelt at the Shanahan Center, 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. A 2004 graduate of HMC, Mr. Esvelt received his PhD in biochemistry from Harvard University in 2010. He is director of the Sculpting Evolution group at the MIT Media Lab, which invents new ways to study and influence the evolution of ecosystems. Mr. Esvelt invented phage-assisted continuous evolution (PACE), a synthetic microbial ecosystem for rapidly evolving biomolecules, in the laboratory of David R. Liu at Harvard University. More info is at hmc.edu/calendar/nelson-speaker-series/ or (909) 607-0943.
RECLAIMING THE UNTOUCHABLE DRUM Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theater hosts a free 8:30 p.m. screening of the documentary film This is a Music: Reclaiming an Untouchable Drum. The theater is at 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont. The film is about Dalit (“outcaste”) drummers of South India. A Q and A with the filmmaker, ethnomusicologist Zoe Sherinian, will follow the film. More info is at (909) 621-8146. A free lecture with Ms. Sherinian takes place tomorrow at Pomona College’s Lyman Hall.
Wednesday, November 8
DALIT Pomona College hosts ethnomusicologist and filmmaker Zoe Sherinian in a free and open lecture, “Activist Ethnomusicology in India’s Dalit Community.” The talk takes place at 4:15 p.m. at Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. Ms. Sherinian offers a lecture on how music and filmmaking offer transformative methods for activist anthropology, especially to the study of marginalized people. More info is at pomona.edu/events or (909) 607-8518.
MIRABAI SPEAKS The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at CMC, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free 5:30 p.m. lecture, “Mirabai Speaks: The Emergent Voice of Medieval Saint,” with guest speaker Nancy A. Martin, a leading authority on the woman saint, Mirabai. Ms. Martin will explore how regular people participate in co-creating the voice of the immensely popular Hindu saint Mirabai, highlighting marginalized speech excluded from the Hindi literary canon of her works. More info is at hmc.edu/calendar/nelson-speaker-series/ or (909) 607-0943.
THE SECRET (INDOOR) GARDEN Claremont Garden Club’s free and open to the public meeting takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Pilgrim Place’s Napier Center, 660 Avery Rd. Master gardener and author Julie Bawden-Davis will share her secrets for creating indoor gardens, both ornamental and edible, and keeping them in tip-top shape. Refreshments and exhibits are at 6:30 p.m., with the talk at 7 p.m. and raffle door prize at conclusion. More info is available at sustainableclaremont.org, via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (909) 621-6381.
Thursday, November 9
NONPROFIT CEO TALKS SELF-CARE The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free 11:45 a.m. lecture, “Unconventional Leadership Story and Quest for Self” with Gloria Walton, president and CEO of Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE), a south Los Angeles-based community organization recognized as a leader in the development of strategies to ensure that everyone—regardless of race, socio-economic standing, gender, origin or orientation—has an equal voice in the democratic process. SCOPE played a pivotal role in efforts to pass California’s Prop 30 and Prop 47. More info is at cmc.edu/athenaeum/open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at athenaeum@ cmc.edu.
POETRY, PERFORMANCE, MUSIC The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free 5:30 p.m. lecture, “Sorting of the Ways: An Evening of Live Poetry, Performance and Music.” Poet and CMC professor emeritus Ricardo Quinones will be joined by actors and live music in a reading and discussion of his narrative and lyrical poems. Following his first volume of poems, Through the Years, and its successor, Roberta and Other Poems, Mr. Quinones published A Sorting of the Ways: New and Selected Poems?. Redacting the poems will be Todd Mandel, a former actor and former CMC advancement officer, and Lisa Robins, who is a member of the Actors Studio and produced a solo show, The Blessing of a Broken Heart. Rock and jazz icon Don Preston, best known for playing keyboard with Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention as well as film soundtracks including Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now, will provide music. More information is at cmc.edu/athenaeum/open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at athenaeum@ cmc.edu.
CITY OF ANGELS, IMMIGRANTS Scripps College Humanities Institute presents a free lecture, “The World at Our Doorsteps: City of Angels, City of Immigrants,” at 6 p.m. at Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. Susan Westerberg Prager, professor of law at the UCLA School of Law, and Hiroshi Motomura will present a lecture following several historical episodes that have been crucial in making Los Angeles into the city of immigrants that it is today. More info is at scrippscollege.edu or (909) 621-8237.
Friday, November 10
TUBA! TUBA! TUBA! Scripps College’s free Friday Noon Concert Series gets started at 12:15 p.m. at Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. This week’s concert is tuba concertos by Bernard Heiden and Robert Spillman, with Stephen Klein (Pomona), tuba, and Jennie Jung (Pomona), piano. Doors open at noon. Food is not permitted in the auditorium. More info is at scrippscollege.edu/events or (909) 607-3266.
MINGLE, MUNCH Claremont senior social group Mingle & Munch will celebrate autumn with a harvest festival from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at The Garner House, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Entertainment includes salsa dancers and Bingo games. Admission at the door is $15 (cash only), which includes entertainment and refreshments. The event is open to persons age 50 and over. RSVPs are required by noon Wednesday, November 8. For reservations call (909) 399-5488 or visit claremontrec.com.
POMONA BAND IN CONCERT The Pomona College Band, with Graydon Beeks conducting, plays two free concerts tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. The band will perform music by Bennett, Grainger, Jacob, Nixon and others. More info is at pomona.edu/events or (909) 607-2671.
Saturday, November 11
HONORING OUR VETERANS Claremont’s annual Veterans Day celebration takes place at 11 a.m. at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. The city and American Legion Keith Powell Post 78 host the ceremony, which will include comments from American Legion members and city dignitaries. For information call (909) 399-5490.
PIANO RECITAL Pomona College hosts a free senior recital at 8 p.m. at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. The show features Alexander Woods on piano performing Beethoven, Debussy, Liszt and Rzewski. More info is at pomona.edu/events or (909) 607-2671.
CHRIS MATTHEWS AND THE KENNEDYS Scripps College welcomes MSNBC’s Chris Matthews to Garrison Theater today from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The free talk titled, “Chris Matthews in Conversation,” will explore his latest passion project “Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit.” Mr. Matthews will share his research and exclusive interviews providing insight into one of America’s most influential political dynasties. Free tickets to the event are limited. Visit scrippscollege.edu for more information. Garrison Theater is located at 231 E. Tenth St., Claremont.