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Friday, April 20
COMMUNITY YARD SALE SPACES AVAILABLE Spaces are now available for Crossroads Women’s annual community yard sale, which takes place Saturday, May 5, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cahuilla Park, 1717 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. Fees range from $30 to $50, and up to six non-refundable spaces may be purchased. Reserve space from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 250 W. First St., Suite 254, Claremont. For information, call (909) 626-7847.
FRIDAY NOON CONCERT Scripps College’s free Friday Noon Concert Series continues today with Music by Francisco Castillo and Antonio Pasculli. The show at Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont, kicks off at 12:15 p.m. with performers Francisco Castillo (Pomona), English horn and oboe; Mary Dropkin (Pomona), harp; and a guest artist, voice. 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.
RECEPTION FOR A MUSICAL MAVERICK Claremont’s Harvey Mudd College hosts a free and open to the public 3:30 p.m. book reception for Lou Harrison: American Musical Maverick, with authors Bill Alves (HMC professor of music) and Brett Campbell (Portland State University English faculty). The event takes place at Shanahan Center, Room B450, 301 Platt Blvd., Claremont. In the biography, Mr. Alves and Mr. Campbell trace Mr. Harrison’s life and career from the diverse streets of San Francisco, where he studied with music experimentalist Henry Cowell and Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg, and where he discovered his love for all things non-traditional (beat poetry, parties and men); to the competitive performance industry in New York, where he subsequently launched his career as a composer, conducted Charles Ives’s Third Symphony at Carnegie Hall (winning the elder composer a Pulitzer Prize), and experienced a devastating mental breakdown; to the experimental arts institution of Black Mountain College, where he was involved in the first “happenings” with avantgarde composer John Cage, Merce Cunningham and others; and finally, back to California where he would become a strong voice in human rights and environmental campaigns and compose some of the most eclectic pieces of his career. Presented by the HMC Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts. More info is at hmc.edu/hmc-arts or (909) 621-8022.
ASIAN FOOD IN GOURMET AMERICA A free and open to the public lecture, “Contemporary Adaptations of Asian Menu Styles in US Gourmet Restaurants,” takes place at 4:15 p.m. in the Hahn Building, Pomona College, 420 Harvard Ave., Claremont. Guest speaker Alison Pearlman will ask why US gourmet restaurants—places renowned for their experimental or superior-quality cuisine—have borrowed from and made particular alterations to Japanese omakase and Chinese dimsum. Her answer, a provisional one, considers how these menu formats and their modifications serve the reputational and business interests of today’s ambitious chefs. More info is at pomona.edu/events or (909) 607-2924.
FLUTE RECITAL Scripps College’s Amanda Wen performs her senior flute recital at 7 p.m. at Boone Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center, 241 E. 10th St., Claremont. The free and open to the public performance will include music by Bach, Doppler, Faure, Mozart and Katherine Hoover. Kyungmi Kim (Scripps staff accompanist), will play piano and harpsichord. More information is at scrippscollege.edu/events or (909) 607-3266.
Saturday, April 21
SACRED SISTAH’S STEAM CONFERENCE Sacred Sistah’s eighth annual STEAM Conference for middle and high school African American girls takes place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Harvey Mudd College’s Shanahan Center, 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. This year’s theme is “Global Solution Seekers: Challenging Limits Beyond Expectations.” The yearly conference introduces African American girls to careers in science, technology, engineering and math and to professional women practicing in the aforementioned fields. For more information, go to sacredsistahsinc.org/stem_for_girls, call (909) 910-7564, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BUY SOME VINYL! Today is the 11th annual International Record Store Day, and Claremont’s venerable Rhino Records, at 235 Yale Ave., has several special offers planned in commemoration, including some RSD only limited releases and other promotions. Record Store Day is celebrated worldwide, and has grown exponentially since its 2007 inception. It is designed to bring attention to brick-and-mortar record stores and the important role these businesses play in the world’s cultural landscape. Rhino is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. today. More info is at rhinorecords.cc or recordstoreday.com.
ADVANCED OZOBOTS The temporary Claremont Library at the Alexander Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., hosts a free and open to the public class, “Advanced Ozobots for Adults,” at 11 a.m. “Explore the advanced features of our tiny robots by writing code for them on a computer,” a press release stated. “After you learn the OzoBlockly interface, take part in a challenge to rescue your Ozobot from a perilous maze!” The program takes place in the College Room. For more information, call (909) 621-4902 or visit colapublib.org.
KAHOUTEK The Claremont College’s 44th annual Kahoutek Festival takes place at Pitzer today, with music from 2 p.m. to after midnight. The long running, eclectic fest features headliners Dirty Revival, plus Lou Phelps, Hablot Brown and Skinnydip, Moontower, Yoshi Vintage, Clara Rose, Forty Feet North, 72ours, Particles, and openers Goldy, who kick things off at 2 p.m. The whole messy, loud, and fascinating shebang happens at Pitzer College, 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont. More info is at facebook.com/kohoutekfestival.
LOCAL BALLERINAS AT BRIDGES Five young ballet dancers from Claremont will perform in Inland Pacific Ballet’s production of Cinderella at 2 and 7:30 p.m. today and 2 p.m. tomorrow at Bridges Auditorium, 333 N. College Way, Claremont. The dancers are Ashley Newlon Trujillo, 14; Keira Spina, 11; Kylie Spina, 13; Hayley Winslow, 13; and Antoinette Wood, 15. More info is at ipballet.org or pomona.edu.
Sunday, April 22
EARTH DAY, CICLAVIA Claremont’s 10th annual free Earth Day celebration takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Claremont Farmer’s and Artisan’s Market, which moves back to Second Street and Yale Avenue this Sunday to make room for CicLAvia. The event, which is sponsored by Sustainable Claremont and CicLAvia, features live music, hybrid and electric car show, an earth station, food trucks and a bike safety rodeo. The event will showcase four “eco worlds:” water soil life, transit for all, education earth and renewable energy. Folks can also visit a kid’s wheel rodeo, living water-wise landscapes, a special exhibit at the Claremont Museum of Art. For information, call Sustainable Claremont at (909) 625-8767, extension 238.
DITCH THE CAR The 25th CicLAvia car-free event takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. along a 6.5-mile route from San Dimas to Claremont, winding up in the Village. CicLAvia’s “Heart of the Foothills” event features car-free streets open to any form of people-powered movement, including all types of non-motorized cycles, walkers, skaters, scooters, dancers and runners. The dA Center for Arts is providing arts-based programming for the event along the route at Palomares Park, 499 E. Arrow Hwy., Pomona, featuring dance leader Mundo Cabrera’s Folklorico team, among other performers. The historic Ygnacio Palomares Adobe, at 491 E. Arrow Hwy., will also be open for tours during the event. For a map of the route and associated street closures, go to map.ciclavia.org.
PC CHOIR, ORCHESTRA Pomona College Choir and Orchestra present a free and open 3 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). More info is at pomona.edu/events or (909) 607-2671.
ACCLAIMED ORGANIST TO PLAY GLATTER-GOETZ Cherry Rhodes, the first American to win an international organ competition, and possessor of a stage name of which I am understandably jealous, will perform at 4 p.m. at Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 W. Harrison Ave., Claremont. Tickets, which are $15 or $12 for students and seniors, will be available at the door. Ms. Rhodes, joined by guest artist Ladd Thomas, will play a variety of styles and color combinations on the 4,000 pipe Glatter-Goetz/Rosales organ. The program will include works by Bach, Lidón, Walter, Debussy and Reger. For more information call (909) 626-1201 or email email@example.com.
FREE CONCERT AT IRONBARK Singer, guitarist, harmonica player and former Claremonter Sandii Castleberry plays a free show from 4 to 7 p.m. at Ironbark Ciderworks, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., #107 B, Claremont. Ms. Castleberry’s repertoire includes blues to bluegrass, and tunes from Johnny Cash to Joni Mitchell. More info is at ironbarkcider.com or sandiicastleberry.com.
HMC GAMELAN AT MICROFEST Harvey Mudd College Concert Series brings MicroFest to Claremont at 7 p.m. at Drinkward Recital Hall, 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. LA’s festival of microtonal music features the HMC American Gamelan. More info is at hmc.edu/calendar or (909) 621-8022.
Monday, April 23
NOTED ALAIN LOCKE SCHOLAR Pitzer College’s Glass Humanities Lecture, “Cosmopolitanism and Culture: Alain Locke’s Vision for 21st-Century America,” with speaker Jeffrey Stewart, Professor of Black studies at UC Santa Barbara, takes place at 4:15 p.m. at Benson Auditorium, 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont. Mr. Stewart’s talk will draw from his recent book The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke, a new biography of the writer, educator and philosopher who is considered the father of the Harlem Renaissance. Mr. Stewart served as chair of UCSB’s Department of Black Studies from 2008 to 2016 and is the author of numerous articles and books, including Paul Robeson: Artist and Citizen and 1001 Things Everyone Should Know About African American History. More info is at pitzer.edu/event.
AFRO-CUBAN ENSEMBLE IN CONCERT Pomona College Afro-Cuban Music Ensemble performs a free and open to the public concert at 8:15 p.m. at Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. Joe Addington directs the student group in a program of stirring rhythms from the Yoruba traditions of the region. More info is at pomona.edu/events or (909) 607-2671.
Tuesday, April 24
ALTERNATIVE TRANSPO AND THE CSBG The University Club of Claremont hosts an open to the public luncheon and discussion, “Alternative Transportation and the Claremont Senior Bike Group,” with guest speaker Tom Shelley, CSBG safety officer and senior cyclist. The event starts at 11:30 a.m. at Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. A $20 meeting fee includes a buffet lunch. Mr. Shelley will share his insights into the pros and cons of cycling. He grew up in California and has a degree in mechanical engineering from Arizona State University. He spent his career managing construction projects in the western US, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Mr. Shelley has always been into bicycling, having acquired his first bike at age four. After moving to Claremont, he and his wife Barbara joined CSBG and became active in organizing cycling activities. He is presently on the organizing committee for the Tour de Foothills and is the unofficial safety officer for CSBG. More information is available at universityclubofclaremont.org.
NOVELIST RACHEL KUSHNER Scripps College’s fascinating ongoing Tuesday Noon series brings author Rachel Kushner to town for a free and open to the public lecture from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in the Hampton Room, Malott Commons, 345 E. Ninth St., Claremont. Rachel Kushner, author of Telex from Cuba and The Flamethrowers, will preview her new book, The Mars Room, in a reading and conversation. More info is at scrippscollege.edu/events or (909) 607-8508.
SENIOR COMPUTER CLUB Claremont Senior Computer Club meets every Tuesday, with social time at 7 p.m. and the meeting beginning at 7:30, at the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. Each meeting provides an opportunity for questions to the group’s club experts, and newcomers are always welcome. More information is at cscclub.org.
Wednesday, April 25
REBRANDING HIGHER ED The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free 12:15 p.m. lecture, “Higher Ed: We Lost the Debate and How We Can Win it Back,” with guest speaker Gregory D. Hess. “The American public and government leaders have lost faith in the noble goals of higher education,” a press release read. Mr. Hess, president of Wabash College, “will share his thoughts on what has caused the decline in confidence, and propose some paths that good liberal arts colleges, in particular, can take to win back the debate.” Mr. Hess is in his fifth year as the 16th president of Wabash College. More info is at cmc.edu/athenaeum/open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AN EVENING OF POETRY The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free 6:45 p.m. reading, “An Evening of Poetry with Adam Zagajewski, author of Unseen Hand, Eternal Enemies and Without End: New and Selected Poems, which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award. More information is at cmc.edu/athenaeum/open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at email@example.com.
Thursday, April 26
DINE OUT TO HELP FIGHT AIDS Foothill AIDS Project’s annual “Dining Out For Life” event is tonight, with several local eateries taking part. Hosted by Subaru of America, the event is in its third year of raising funds to help provide services to people living with HIV and AIDS. Participating local restaurants are Claremont’s House of Pong Seafood and Grill, Claremont Craft Ales, Nuno’s Bistro and Bar in Upland, Pomona’s Mr. D’s Diner and Nothing Bundt Cakes in La Verne. In 2017, Foothill AIDS?project provided direct services to 1,042 people living with HIV/AIDS and outreach to an additional 1,609 at risk individuals. More info is at diningoutforlife.com/inlandempire.
MEDIA AND DEMOCRACY The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free 12:15 p.m. lecture, “Media Trends: The Profitless and the Non-Profits,” with guest speaker David Lesher. “’Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost,’ so said Thomas Jefferson,” a press release read. “So, if journalism is essential to democracy and quality journalism is no longer profitable—newspaper ad revenue today is a quarter its value in 2000—how do we preserve a healthy democracy?” Mr. Lesher, co-founder, editor and CEO of CALmatters, will discuss the rapidly changing media and the emerging case for non-profits like CALmatters, a non-profit media organization launched in 2015 to cover state policy and politics. Today, it has the largest news staff in Sacramento and its work is shared with more than 100 media, including all of the state’s major newspapers and radio stations. Mr. Lesher was in the newspaper business for more than 25 years, largely at the Los Angeles Times, where he was a political writer, state capitol reporter and assistant national editor for the White House campaign. More information is at cmc.edu/athenaeum/open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE POWER OF CONTEXT Pomona College Museum of Art independent curator Lisa Henry is featured in a free and open 4:15 p.m. talk at the museum, 330 N. College Ave., Claremont. Ms. Henry will debut her Instagram photo essay of images of her mother, one of the first black models in the United States, and discuss the power of social media to re-imagine and re-contextualize historic narratives. A reception will follow in the museum courtyard. More info is at pomona.edu/museum or (909) 621-8283.
BIG BANG THEORIES Harvey Mudd College’s weekly lecture series, Physics on the Edge of Sanity, continues with “The Big Bang” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Galileo Hall, 240 E. Platt Blvd., Claremont. Vatche Sahakian, Harvey Mudd College associate professor of physics, “will talk about the philosophical underpinnings of modern physics; the fuzzy world as described by quantum mechanics; black holes and the skewing of space and time by motion and energy. Visual interactive simulations will be used in lieu of equations and mathematics,” a press release stated. More information is at pep.dopplerthepom.com/lectures or (661) 233-2207.
GET SOME GLEE IN YE Pomona College Glee Club performs a free and open to the public show at 8 p.m. at Pomona College’s amazingly beautiful Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Donna M. Di Grazia, conductor, leads the celebrated chamber ensemble in choral music from across the centuries. More info is at pomona.edu/events or (909) 907-2671.
TONIGHT, WE DANCE Pomona College’s free, open to the public Spring Dance Concert happens at 8 p.m. at Seaver Theatre, 300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont. The Pomona Spring Dance Concert features a rich array of new and reconstructed choreography by senior dance majors, faculty and guest artists. More info is at pomona.edu/events or (909) 621-8186.
Friday, April 27
THE IMPLICATIONS OF BIOTECH Pomona College will offer a free early-morning symposium today, “Viral Culture: How CRISPR Genome Editing is Reshaping Humanity and the Humanities,” at 8 a.m. in Rembrandt Hall, Room #104, 135 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont. This daylong, interdisciplinary symposium gathers artists, art historians, scientists, literary scholars, social scientists and the public to explore the societal implications of contemporary biomedical technology. More info is at pomona.edu/events or (909) 607-7112.
FREE EUPHORIA AT NOON Scripps College’s free Friday Noon Concert Series continues today with Quartet Euphoria performing a Haydn string quartet. The show at Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont, kicks off at 12:15 p.m. with performers Rachel V. Huang (Scripps), violin; Jonathan Wright (Pomona), violin; Cynthia R. Fogg (Pomona), viola; Tom Flaherty (Pomona), cello. More info is at collegescalendar.org or (909) 607-3266.
EYRE FAIRE Claremont McKenna College’s 48th annual Eyre Faire, a free and open to the public event, takes place from noon to 3:30 p.m. at The Children’s School, 654 E. Sixth St. The day includes carnival games, a cakewalk, a mystery walk, food, a silent auction and more. More info is available by phone at (909) 621-8086.
START IT UP GETS STARTED Project ARTstART presents a free and open exhibition and art-making experience, StART It Up, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. StART It Up features high school students leading art-making activities for kids of all ages. The StART It Up exhibition, presented by the Claremont Museum of Art, will also be on view in the nearby Claremont Heritage Ginger Elliott Exhibition Center. The event continues tomorrow and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. More information is at claremontmuseum.org.
LEVITT ON?THE?LAWN Scripps College’s super cool and always free Levitt on the Lawn concert series continues with a performance from Meklit, who brings a fusion of jazz and folk, filtered through her native Ethiopian musical lens, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Bowling Green, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. “She sings of fragility, hope and self-empowerment, and exudes all three,” wrote the San Francico Chronicle. “What’s irresistible, above all, is her cradling, sensuous, gentle sound. She is stunning.” A Yale graduate who now calls San Francisco home, “her music is wry and exuberant,” a press release read. More info is at scrippscollege.edu/events or (909) 607-8508.
SENIOR SHOW The 2018 Scripps College Senior Exhibition reception takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. at Williamson Gallery, 251 E. 11th St., Claremont. The free and public opening of the Senior Art Show includes a reception with music and light refreshments. An annual exhibition of final thesis projects created by graduating studio art majors, the Senior Art Show is a cornerstone of the studio art major at Scripps. Works are displayed in the gallery for two weeks through May 19. More info is at rcwg.scrippscollege.edu or (909) 607-3397.
JAZZ ENSEMBLE Pomona College Jazz Ensemble caps off a day of diverse programming at the Claremont Colleges with a free and public 8 p.m. performance at fabulous Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Director Barb Catlin leads the Pomona College Jazz Ensemble with world-renowned flutist, saxophonist and spoken word artist Katisse in a program of contemporary music and poetry. More info is at pomona.edu/events or (909) 607-2671.
Saturday, April 28
IT’S A ROCK, ROCK, ROCKABILLY BOOGIE Pitzer College’s 11th annual Rockabilly Festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Mounds (Pellessier Mall), 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont. The free, family-friendly event includes local and regional acts that borrow in varying degrees from the template established by 1950s originators such as Carl Perkins, the Burnettes and Elvis’ early Sun Records recordings. The event includes a variety of live music, a car show, vendors and food. The Honey Drops kick off the day at 11 a.m., followed by Jasper Bones, Jonny Come Lately, The Wise Guys, The Altons, Tropa Magica, La Chamba, and then a mystery headliner from 6 to 7 p.m. More info is at (909) 621-8241, the Facebook event page, or Instagram.
STRIKE UP THE BAND If rockabilly isn’t your thing, the Pomona College Band will play a free show at 11 a.m. at the decidedly more mellow Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Graydon Beeks, conductor, leads the ensemble in a varied program that includes works by Bennett, Grainger, Loucks and Scheidt, plus a world premiere work by Karl Kohn and tuba soloist Stephen Klein featured on Michael Brand’s Four Temperaments. More info is at pomona.edu/events or (909) 607-2671.
MORE GLEE FOR YE? Stick around at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont, for a free and open 1:30 performance by Pomona College Glee Club, with Donna M. Di Grazia conducting. Ms. De Grazia will lead the ensemble in choral music from across the centuries. More info is at pomona.edu/events or (909) 907-2671.
CHORALE FUNDRAISER HAS ART, MUSIC, SNACKS The Claremont Chorale hosts a fundraiser, “Casa Clements Art Tour,” from 2 to 5 p.m. at the home of Marcyn Del Clements, 412 Furman Drive, Claremont. Tickets are $20 and are available online at claremontchorale.org or at the door. Admission includes the art exhibit, music, and refreshments. Local artists exhibiting their work include Sumi Foley, Bill Gendron, Jennifer Guerra, Ivan Light, Joy McAllister, Kathy Talkington and Christine Yoshihara. Musicians performing all afternoon include guitarist Mike Boos, drummer Homero Chavez, and the Village Harp Ensemble from the Claremont Community School of Music. More info is at claremontchorale.org.
ORCHESTRA CONCERT The Claremont Concert Orchestra plays a free and open to the public concert at 8 p.m. at Garrison Theatre, Scripps College Performing Arts Center, 241 E. 10th St., Claremont. The program includes Grieg, Piano Concerto and Borodin, Symphony No. 2, with Brian Stone, visiting conductor with Sheena Hui on piano. More info is at scrippscollege.edu/events or (909) 607-3267.