CALENDAR 9-day: Art songs, Asian food, quilt show, classic 5k, music and more
Friday, April 6
ART SONGS AT NOON Scripps College’s free Friday “Noon” Concert Series continues today with Art Songs of Carlos Guastavino. The show at Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont, kicks off at 12:15 p.m. with performers Ursula Kleinecke (Pomona), soprano and Gayle Blankenburg (Pomona/Scripps), piano. 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.
ASIAN FOOD IN A GLOBALIZING WORLD Pomona College presents a free lecture, “Exploring Asian Chefs, Cuisines and Restaurants in a Globalizing World,” from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at Hahn Building, 420 Harvard Ave., Claremont. Join the Pomona College Asian Studies program for a mini-conference examining the ways in which Japanese chefs have situated an “authentic” cuisine in relationship to national boundaries and global networks. More information is at pomona.edu/events or (909) 607-2924.
QUILT SHOW Claremont United Church of Christ, at 233 W. Harrison Ave., is the site for a quilt show from 1 to 4 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to noon tomorrow. The show includes dozens of quilts of all descriptions: art, antique, storytelling, political, animal, quilts from other lands and more. The event also includes quilting demonstrations, short educational talks and activities (with prizes) for kids. The event is free, but donations to the church are welcome. More info is at (909) 859-4362.
FILM SCREENING TO BENEFIT REFUGEES Claremont Presbyterian Church, 1111 Mountain Ave., hosts a benefit screening of the documentary film Human Flow at 4 p.m. The suggested donation of $15 to $20 benefits local refugee families from Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. The film, narrated by Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei, documents the issue of human migration all over the world. The screening is sponsored by Refugee Resettlement Team #2, Tri-City Mental Health Community Wellbeing Grant, and Claremont Presbyterian Church. More info is available by calling (909) 621-7055.
JOHNSON’S PASTURE BOOK LAUNCH, EXHIBIT Claremont Heritage unveils its collaborative book project and art exhibition with Dr. Kendall Johnson in a free and open to the public event highlighting Johnson’s Pasture: Living Place, Living Time, a memoir, family history, and collection of artwork and poetry influenced by Johnson’s Pasture and Claremont’s foothill wilderness. The bash takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Ginger Elliot Exhibition Center, behind Garner House in Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Mr. Johnson will lead a book talk and presentation, followed by a signing. Copies of the Johnson’s Pasture: Living Place, Living Time will be available for purchase for $25. Following the talk, Mr. Johnson’s artwork, poetry, and reflective writings inspired by Johnson’s Pasture will be exhibited and showcased from 6 to 8 p.m. Libations and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Mr. Johnson’s memories of Johnson’s Pasture, coupled with his art and poetry, “weave together a rich tapestry that relays a deep spiritual connection of sense and place,” a press release stated. Mr. Johnson’s great grandfather and Claremont pioneer, C.C. Johnson, purchased the 185 acres of hillside land north of Claremont, which remained in his family for more than 50 years. “While the land has since been added to Claremont’s Wilderness Park, Mr. Johnson was fortunate to be able to grow up in this setting and his visual memories capture the tranquility and beauty of Claremont’s natural spaces. It is our hope that through this book and exhibition, individuals will find inspiration that evokes their own memories of their own experiences and interactions with the natural environment.” For more information go to claremontheritage.org, email email@example.com, or call (909) 621-0848.
CMA OPENS ROLAND REISS SHOW Claremont Museum of Art opens its new exhibit, Roland Reiss: Unapologetic Flowers and Small Stories, with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. The show will remain on view through July 8 at CMA, 200 W. First St. Claremont The acclaimed Los Angeles artist Mr. Reiss devoted much of his teaching career to the Claremont community. On view will be selections from two of his best-known bodies of work: the “miniatures,” sculptural tableaux suggesting human dramas in familiar settings (1970s-‘90s), and recent floral paintings that “vastly expand the expressive potential of one of the most conventional subjects in the history of painting,” a press release read. “Roland Reiss holds an honored role in Claremont. As Chair of the Claremont Graduate University Art Department from 1971 to 2001, he taught and mentored generations of students in an innovative program that he developed and that set a standard for graduate art education. An artist of international stature and wide acclaim, Reiss has maintained an extraordinarily successful career that has extended for more than 60 years. Long known for his warmth, generosity and professionalism, he has been characteristically helpful in the organization of this exhibition.” The museum is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m. For information visit claremontmuseum.org.
Sunday, April 8
CLAREMONT CLASSIC 5K TODAY The Claremont Classic 5K Race Walk Championships, hosted by the Pilgrim Pacers of Claremont, takes place today, Sunday at Claremont High School. Races will use a rolling start, beginning at 7:30 a.m. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
LOCAL POETS CELEBRATE POETRY MONTH April is National Poetry Month, and the Friends of the Claremont Library and The Claremont Authors Collection Committee are celebrating with a free and open 2 p.m. reading from Claremont poets Genevieve Kaplan and Kevin Riel at Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 W. Harrison Ave., Claremont. Ms. Kaplan teaches writing at Scripps College and coordinates the Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Awards at Claremont Graduate University. Mr. Riel, a PhD candidate at CGU, is the editor of Foothill: A Journal of Poetry. His poetry and essays have appeared in various national journals. Light refreshments will be served. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GET BAROQUE AT LYMAN HALL Pomona College’s Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont, hosts a free and open to the public chamber music concert with Cornucopia Baroque Ensemble at 3 p.m. The ensemble includes Alfred Cramer and Lindsey Strand-Polyak, baroque violins; Aki Nishiguchi, baroque oboe; Carolyn Beck, baroque bassoon; Roger Lebow, baroque cello; Jason Yoshida, theorbo; and Graydon Beeks, harpsichord, offering an afternoon program of music by Handel and others. More info is at pomona.edu/events or (909) 607-2671.
Monday, April 9
MAPPING CALIFORNIA, ENVIRONMENTALLY Harvey Mudd College’s Hixon Center Black, Gold and Green Talk presents Maggi Kelly from noon to 1:15 p.m. at Shanahan Center, 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. In the free and open lecture, Ms. Kelly, a professor of environmental science, policy and management at the University of California, Berkeley, studies the drivers, patterns and consequences of environmental change across California’s spatially complex, socially diverse and dynamic landscapes using integrated geospatial tools. She will speak about how mapping technology and geospatial tools can be used to identify changes in California’s environmental landscape, and how these tools can provide insights for scientists, lawmakers and the California public to address critical environmental challenges. Lunch will be provided. More info is at tiny.cc/hixonkellytalk or (909) 607-7623.
HOLLYWOOD COMPANY TO PERFORM THE BARD’S SONNETS The Shakespeare Club of Pomona Valley meets at 2 p.m. at Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., for a free and open to the public meeting, with a performance by several members of The Classical Theatre Lab, “in a spirited performance of several of the most crowd-pleasing of the bard’s usually clever, often romantic, sometimes dispirited—but always wise sonnets,” a press release read. “The performance by this 20-year-old West Hollywood company, and the discussion, should confirm that after 400 years, Shakespeare still rocks!” Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call (909) 717-1109 or email email@example.com.
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL Today is the final day to RSVP for Claremont Place Senior Living’s annual Strawberry Festival, which takes place Thursday, April 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. at 120 W. San Jose Ave. For more info or to RSVP, call (909) 447-5259 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is free and open to the public and features strawberry food, champagne and various other strawberry-themed goodies, as well as live music.
PHILOSOPHER EXPLORES VIRTUAL, REAL Scripps College’s The Merlan Lecture presents David Chalmers in a free and open to the public talk, “The Virtual and the Real,” at 4:15 p.m. in the Humanities Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. Mr. Chalmers, professor of philosophy and neural science and co-director of the Center for Mind, Brain and Consciousness at New York University, will deliver the Merlan Lecture. Mr. Chalmers is a world-renowned philosopher of mind and cognitive science. He is the author of The Conscious Mind, Explaining Consciousness: the Hard Problem, The Character of Consciousness, and Constructing the World; and the editor of Metametaphysics: New Essays on the Foundations of Ontology and Philosophy of Mind: Classical and Contemporary Readings. He has written many groundbreaking papers in philosophy of mind and philosophy of language, and earned numerous prizes, including the Stanton Prize for Philosophy and Psychology, the Jon Barwise Prize for Philosophy and Computing, and the Jean Nicod Prize. More information is available by calling (909) 607-1819.
THE FUTURE OF REVOLUTIONS Pomona College’s Hahn Building, at 420 Harvard Ave., Claremont, is the site of a free and open panel discussion, “The Future of Revolutions,” at 4:15 p.m. Academics from around the world will be on hand for the discussion on the future of revolutions. More information is at pomona.edu/events or (909) 621-8510.
THE FIGHT AGAINST RAPE CULTURE The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free 6:45 p.m. lecture with guest speaker Alice Sebold, “We Move As a Group: Uniting the Genders in the Fight Against Rape Culture.” More information is at cmc.edu/athenaeum/open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at email@example.com.
Tuesday, April 10
HOLLIS-BRUSKY EXPLORES HIGH COURT’S FREE SPEECH DECISIONS The University Club of Claremont hosts an open to the public luncheon and discussion of “Campaign Contributions and Wedding Cakes: Understanding the Dramatic Consequences of the Supreme Court’s Free Speech Decisions,” with guest speaker Amanda Hollis-Brusky, Assistant Professor of Politics, Pomona College. The event starts at 11:30 a.m. at Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. A $20 meeting fee includes a buffet lunch. “From our earliest years as a country, politics and media in America have been conditioned by Supreme Court decisions,” a press release read. “Our program will discuss impacts of the free-speech decisions by the court.” Ms. Hollis-Brusky teaches courses on American politics, constitutional law and theory, and legal institutions. She attended Boston University, then earned her master’s degree and PhD in political science from UC Berkeley. In 2014, she was one of eight recipients of the Wig Distinguished Teaching Award. Her research focuses on the dynamics of constitutional change and the role “support structures” play in that process. Her first book was Ideas with Consequences: The Federalist Society and the Conservative Counterrevolution. She has written and spoken about the Supreme Court in various media outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, Life of The Law, The Washington Post, Newsweek, AirTalk with Larry Mantel, and California Edition with Brad Pomerance. More information is available at universityclubofclaremont.org.
FRENCH MUSLIMS AND SECULARITY Scripps College’s ongoing Tuesday Noon series brings UC Santa Cruz anthropology professor Mayanthi Fernando to town for a lecture, “The Republic Unsettled,” from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in the Hampton Room, Malott Commons, 345 E. Ninth St., Claremont. Ms. Fernando is interested in
how Muslim French draw on both Islamic and secular-republican traditions as they create new modes of ethical and political engagement. The author of The Republic Unsettled: Muslim French and the Contradictions of Secularism alternates between an analysis of Muslim French politics, ethics, social life and the contradictions of French secularity that this new Muslim subjectivity reflects and refracts. Ms. Fernando visits Scripps to explore how the institutions, political and legal practices, and dominant discourses that comprise French secularity regulate, govern—and profoundly disrupt—Muslim life and to argue that “the Muslim question” is actually a question about secularism. More info is at scrippscollege.edu/events or (909) 607-8508.
VENTURE INVESTOR Harvey Mudd College’s Annenberg Leadership and Management Speaker Series presents Stacy Feld in a free and open lecture from 7 to 8 p.m. at Drinkward Recital Hall, 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Ms. Feld, vice president of Consumer Venture Investments and External Innovation at Johnson and Johnson Innovation, leads consumer and health technology venture investing and is responsible for all equity investments across the consumer global franchises, as well as enterprise areas that include health and wellness solutions and health technology. She has nearly two decades of diverse experience in the healthcare, life sciences and consumer sectors as a transactional attorney, business development executive, venture investor and business strategist. More info is at hmc.edu/annenberg or (909) 607-1818.
NFL PLAYER TURNED SCIENTIST Pomona College’s Broe Inspire lecture series begins with former National Football League player John Urschel at 8 p.m. at Bridges Auditorium, 450 N. College Way, Claremont. Mr. Urschel is one of Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30” Outstanding Young Scientists. The conversation is the inaugural event for the Broe Inspire lecture series and will be moderated by Pomona College Professor of Mathematics Ami Radunskaya. The event is free and open to the public but tickets are required. More info is at pomona.edu/events or (909) 607-1139.
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF FAMILY LAW The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at CMC, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free 6:45 p.m. lecture with guest speaker Eve Brank, “The Psychology of Family Law.” More info is at cmc.edu, (909) 621-8244 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, April 11
ACCLAIMED WRITER, EDITOR AT PITZER Pitzer College’s Literary Series presents a free and open to the public reading with fiction writer Zinzi Clemmons at 4:15 p.m. at Grove House, 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont. Ms. Clemmons was raised in Philadelphia by a South African mother and an American father. Co-founder of the literary journal Apogee, she currently serves as associate editor at the Believer and as contributing editor to Literary Hub. Her debut novel, What We Lose is a finalist for the Carnegie Medal, the Aspen Words Literary Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Leonard Prize. She is a 2017 National Book Award 5 Under 35 honoree. She is the Spring 2018 Visiting Writer at Pitzer College. More info is at 5ccreativewriting.wordpress.com or (909) 607-3489.
GARDEN CLUB MEETING: BEE THERE The Claremont Garden club brings The Urban Beekeeper, Jon Reese, president-elect of the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association, for a free and open talk at Napier Center in Pilgrim Place, 660 Avery Rd. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments and socializing. The talks begin at 7 p.m. Mr. Reese will speak about the practicalities of keeping bees and show a hive (sans bees) and bee-keeping implements. “Come taste some honey, and learn about swarming and current threats to our bees,” a press release read. More information is at claremontgardenclub.org, (909) 621-6381 or via email at email@example.com.
RADICAL ACCESSIBILITY The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free 6:45 p.m. lecture with guest speaker Grace Anderson, “How To Make the Outdoors Radically Accessible To All.” More information is at cmc.edu/ athenaeum/open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at athenaeum@ cmc.edu.
LAEMMLE SCREENS DOCUMENTARY ON LAS VEGAS MASSACRE Filmmaker Charlie Minn will be on hand tonight as Claremont’s Laemmle 5 screens A Nightmare in Las Vegas at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, and seniors and children are $9. The documentary is a sobering look at the largest mass shooting in American history. On October 1, 2017, a killer fired from his 32nd floor suite at the Mandalay Bay casino in Las Vegas at more than 22,000 concertgoers, killing 58 and wounding more than 800 people. To this day, police have yet to establish a motive. “Join filmmaker Mr. Minn as he pieces together the events of the shooting coming straight from mouths of the innocent victims, who wanted their stories told.” More info about the film is at nightmareinlasvegas.com, (646) 323-0687 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to laemmle.com for info about the venue.
Thursday, April 12
GLOBAL FAMILY BUSINESS INSTITUTE LAUNCH The Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University is proud to announce the launch of the Global Family Business Institute with a special 5 p.m. kickoff celebration at Albrecht Auditorium, 925 N. Dartmouth Ave., Claremont. The free and open event features keynote speaker Jamie Richardson, Vice President of the White Castle fast food chain. Other featured guests will include Mag Instrument’s Anthony “Tony” Maglica, and Randall W. Lewis of Lewis Group Companies. The event celebrates the institute, which will address the growing need for executive training related to family-run and family-founded companies. For more information email email@example.com or visit cgu.edu/event.
QUANTUM FUZZ AT HMC Harvey Mudd College’s weekly lecture series, “Physics on the Edge of Sanity,” continues with “From Quantum Mechanics to Black Holes to the Big Bang: Quantum Fuzz,” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Galileo Hall, 240 E. Platt Blvd., Claremont. Quantum physics is, arguably, the greatest success story of contemporary science. Yet, it remains one of the most counterintuitive theories that bewildered the minds of the greatest 20th century thinkers. It continues to baffle us today, even while we apply its ideas in modern technology. Vatche Sahakian, Harvey Mudd College associate professor of physics, outlines the main principles of quantum theory, describes what it helps us understand about the microscopic world, and discusses the puzzles to which it leads. This public lecture is aimed at a general audience on ideas at the forefront of modern theoretical physics. More info is at pep.dopplerthepom.com/lectures or (661) 233-2207.
US HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN MIDDLE EAST The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at CMC, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free 6:45 p.m. lecture with guest speaker Sarah Leah Whitson, “Human Rights Abuses and the Role of US Policy in the Middle East.” More information is at cmc.edu/athenaeum/open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at athenaeum@ cmc.edu.
Friday, April 13
DEMOCRATS WELCOME JANICE ELLIOTT The Democratic Club of Claremont welcomes Upland City Councilmember Janice Elliott for a free and open to the public lecture and luncheon at Eddie’s Italian Eatery, 1065 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. The $17 club lunch is at noon, and the free talk begins at 12:45 p.m. Ms. Elliott’s talk, on her experience of running for office, getting elected and serving on the council, is part of the DCC’s Gar Byrum Distinguished Speaker Series. For information call (909) 626-8122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TBI HOSTS ‘LET’S EAT ALREADY!’ Pomona’s Temple Beth Israel’s Brenda Rosenfeld Scholars Series welcomes Leah Hochman, associate professor of Jewish thought at Hebrew Union College and director of the Jewish Institute of Religion’s Jerome H. Louchheim School for Judaic Studies, for a dinner and discussion beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event, at 3033 N. Towne Ave., is open to the public. The dinner, provided by Brent’s Deli, is $25 per person, with reservations required in advance. Ms. Hochman’s lecture, “Let’s Eat Already! Judaism and Food,” will explore Jewish “foodism” and folklore. Ms. Hochman’s presentation is part of the Erev Shabbat T’filah, beginning at 7:30 p.m., followed by a dessert reception. The Brenda Rosenfeld Scholars Series honors Ms. Rosenfeld, who was a 40-year member of TBI, a founding member of the Temple’s Social Action Committee, chaired numerous Temple adult education events and served on Claremont’s Human Relations Council. The Scholars Series will serve to affirm Ms. Rosenfeld’s values and to memorialize her tireless commitment to Jewish life, learning and healing the world. Call the Temple at (909) 626-1277 to make dinner reservations or for information.
MINGLE, MUNCH Enjoy the Citrus College Jazz Combo “The Castaways” for All That Jazz with the Claremont senior social group Mingle & Munch from 6 to 8:30 pm this evening at the Garner House, 840 N Indian Hill Blvd. Admission is $15 (payable at the time of reservation) which includes entertainment, appetizers and refreshments. The event is open to persons age 50 and over. Reservations are required by Wednesday, April 11 at noon. For reservations call (909) 399-5488 or visit claremontrec.com.
PC CHOIR, ORCHESTRA Pomona College Choir and Orchestra present a free and open 8 p.m. concert at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. The Pomona College Choir, with Donna M. Di Grazia, conductor, and Pomona College Orchestra, Eric Lindholm, conductor, offer a performance with guest soloists Hayden Eberhart (soprano) and Scott Graff (baritone) under the baton of Eric Lindholm. The show repeats at 3 p.m. Sunday. More info is at pomona.edu/events or (909) 607-2671.
SCRIPPS DANCES AT GARRISON Scripps Dances get underway at 8 p.m. at Garrison Theatre at Scripps College Performing Arts Center, 241 E. 10th St., Claremont. The free public dances constitute the school’s dance department’s annual spring concert of original dance works choreographed by students, faculty and guest artists. General admission is $10, or $5 for faculty, staff, students or seniors. Reservations are not required. Tickets will be sold at the Garrison box office beginning at 6 p.m. on performance evenings and 1 p.m. on Saturday, with cash or check only accepted. The event repeats at 2 and 8 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, April 14. More info is available by calling (909) 607-2934.
Saturday, April 14
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL The 40th annual International Festival takes place from noon to 3 p.m. at Claremont McKenna College Quadrangle, 888 Columbia Ave., Claremont. The free, student-run International Festival is supported by the staff of International Place of The Claremont Colleges. International Festival is an event that attracts students and members of the Claremont community to celebrate the various cultures of students at the Colleges. The students set up country booths to share the love of their home countries with Claremont. There also will be live entertainment. More info is at iplace.claremont.edu/events/festival or (909) 607-4571.
HMC SENIOR RECITAL Harvey Mudd College Concert Series presents a senior recital with Doren Lan, piano, and Daniel Zhang, piano, from 7 to 8:15 p.m. at Drinkward Recital Hall, 320 E. Foothill Blvd. More information is at hmc.edu/calendar or (909) 621-8022.