CALENDAR: Friday, October 27 through Saturday, November 4

Friday, October 27

ANTICIPATION IN MACROECONOMICS The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free noon lecture, “The Importance of Anticipation in Macroeconomics,” with guest speaker Valerie Ramey. Ms. Ramey will speak about how expectations, forecasts and generalized anticipation affect the course of the macroeconomy and determine the impact of macroeconomic policy. Ms. Ramey is currently a professor of economics at the University of California, San Diego and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. She has served as co-editor of The American Economic Review, chair of the economics department at UCSD, and as a member of several National Science Foundation advisory panels and the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee. She currently serves on the Panel of Economic Advisers for the Congressional Budget Office and on the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee, and is vice-president of the American Economic Association and an associate editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Journal of Political Economy. More information is at, (909) 621-8244 or via email at

De/Reconstructing America 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 show features De/Reconstructing America: The Contemporary Choral Collective of Los Angeles, LA’s premiere ensemble specializing in new choral music, performing works written in the last 25 years. It features Alexandra Grabarchuk (Scripps), conductor; David Harris, conductor; David Rentz (Pomona), conductor; and Fahad Siadat, conductor. Doors open at noon, and food is not permitted in the auditorium. More info is at or (909) 607-3266.

IS HIGHER EDUCATION IN JEOPARDY? Claremont Graduate University presents a free 2 p.m. panel discussion and Q sand A on the challenges facing undergraduate and graduate education. On the panel are CGU Dean Audrey Bilger, Occidental College President Jonathan Veitch, The Graduate School Mess author Leonard Cassuto, and Claremont Graduate University Provost and Executive Vice President Patricia Easton.  The event takes place at Albrecht Auditorium, 925 N. Dartmouth Ave., Claremont. It is moderated by CGU history chair Joshua Goode. For more information email

FRIDAY NIGHTS WINDS UP Claremont’s free and fun Friday Nights Live concert series winds up tonight with season capping performances from Beatles tribute act Fab 8 at Laemmle plaza; the Jackson Family at the chamber of commerce; original rock ‘n’ roll, country and blues from Mick Rhodes and the Hard Eight at Shelton Park; and Random Spark at city hall. Friday Nights Live shows run from 6 to 9 p.m. That’s it for this year; Next year’s concert series will begin in May.


Saturday, October 28

CHURCH YARD SALE La Verne’s United Methodist Church will be holding its semi-annual yard sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3205 D St. Holiday décor, furniture, household items, bedding, tools, luggage, toys, art, collectibles, books and more will be available. Proceeds benefit the church’s ministry and mission projects. More information is at (909) 593-2013 or via email at

VILLAGE VENTURE The Village will be bustling today as the 36th annual Village Venture takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information is available in our special Venture guide included in this edition or at

GOT ART FOR PILGRIM FEST? The fourth annual art donation party, Got Art?, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Pilgrim Place’s Fine Arts Studio, 698 Scrooby Lane, Claremont. Please bring your framed or unframed wall art to donate to help support the 2017 Pilgrim Place Festival’s fine arts booth. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served. For more information call (909) 399-5500.

ZOMBIE BAND: STILL BRAINY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS The 17th annual appearance of the ghoulish collective known as The Zombie Band hits the stage at 10 p.m. for a free show at the Press, 129 Harvard Ave., Claremont. This year’s undead include Joe Atman on bloody keys and vocals; Drew McNevin, vocals and ghoulish guitar; Arron Acerro, still more ghoulish guitar; Jon Crawford, freshly dead drums; Nick Maury, graveyard bass; Joshua Rodriguez, more graveyard bass; Jim Carlson, blood-curdling guitar; and Ed Tessier and Melissa Moultrie, terrifying guest vocals. More information is at


Sunday, October 29

FREE CONCERT Scripps College presents a free concert of music by Madhuri Rao, Shulamit Ran, Luis Rosalebron, and others at 3 p.m. at Boone Recital Hall, Scripps College Performing Arts Center, at 241 E. Tenth St., Claremont. Duo Rachel V. Huang (Scripps faculty), violin and Tatiana Thibodeaux (Scripps staff accompanist), piano, will be performing. Free and open to the public. More info is at or (909) 607-3266.

AND ANOTHER FREE CONCERT Harvey Mudd College’s free concert series continues at 7 p.m. with soprano Kirsten Ashley Wiest at Drinkward Recital Hall, 320 E.  Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Ms. Wiest will be accompanied by pianist Nic Gerpe in works by Alves, Bansal, Holmes, Van Zandt and coloratura from Ligeti. More info is or (909) 621-8022.


Monday, October 30

50 DAYS AFTERNOON OPENING Pomona College’s Studio Art Building, at 370 N. Columbia Ave., Claremont, hosts the afternoon opening reception for a new exhibit, 50 Days, from noon to 2 p.m. The free event features artworks by art majors Alec Long, Anabel Gómez, Chris Harding, Clark Hollenberg, Cleo Berliner, Devon Horn, Jessica Wang, Kirsten Tingle, Marcus Polk, Michelle Qin, Olivia Campbell, Sara Arthur-Paratley and Sonia Grunny. More info is at or (909) 621-8079.

SHOOTING THE RACIST IMAGINATION The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free 5:30 p.m. lecture, “Taking Responsibility for Racial Violence: Shooting the Racist Imagination,” with guest speaker  José Medina. Mr. Medina “will analyze different kinds of complicity with racial violence and will defend a new paradigm of shared responsibility that goes beyond the bystander model,” a press release read. Mr. Medina is a professor of philosophy at Northwestern University where he teaches critical race theory, feminist and queer theory, political philosophy, and social epistemology. His most recent book is The Epistemology of Resistance: Gender and Racial Oppression, Epistemic Injustice, and Resistant Imaginations, which received the 2013 North-American Society for Social Philosophy Book Award. In his Athenaeum talk, he will argue for a kind of political mobilization and resistance against racial violence that he terms “epistemic activism.” More information is available at, (909) 621-8244 or via email at

UFCW UNION CHIEF Mark Ramos, president of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1428 and staff member of the UFCW Western States Council will be the guest speaker at the free and public Democratic Club of Claremont’s 7 p.m. meeting at Pilgrim Place’s Napier Center, 660 Avery Rd. As a spokesperson for unions, Mr. Ramos has testified before the California Senate Labor Industrial Relations Committee. He is the newly-elected regional director of region 11 of the California Democratic Party. Region 11 is comprised of assembly districts 41, 43, 51 and 53. More info is available at or via email at


Tuesday, October 31

UNIVERSITY CLUB TALK: WITCH TRIALS The University Club of Claremont hosts an open to the public luncheon and discussion of “Witchcraft Trials in Colonial Connecticut” with Anne Sonner. The event starts at 11:30 a.m. at Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. A $20 meeting fee includes a buffet lunch. While doing genealogy research on her ancestors from Fairfield, Connecticut, Ms. Sonner discovered many of them had been involved in the city’s three witch trials in the 1600s. This program also includes info on the well-known Salem, Massachusetts witch trials. Ms. Sonner is a University Club member and a graduate of Claremont’s Pitzer College. She is a freelance writer, a frequent guest speaker on genealogy and American history, and is the editor of the Glendora Genealogy Group newsletter. More information is available at

LA PHIL VIOLINIST AT ULV The University of La Verne presents LA Philharmonic violinist Vijay Gupta in a free, open to the public 2 to 3:30 p.m. master class and mini-recital at the school’s Morgan Auditorium. Mr. Gupta has performed as a recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician internationally since he was eight years old. He made his solo debut with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at 11, and joined the LA Phil in 2007 at age 19, becoming the youngest member of the orchestra. Mr. Gupta founded the nonprofit Street Symphony in 2011, and has presented nearly 200 free concerts in Los Angeles’ Skid Row, LA County jails and for other groups. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts named him a national Citizen Artist Fellow in 2017. That same year, he received a Leonard Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award for the Elevation of Music in Society from the Longy School of Music of Bard College. ULV presented Mr. Gupta with an honorary doctor of humane letters in 2015. See the full calendar of ULV events and subscribe at

CLAREMONT VILLAGE SPOOKTACULAR The city of Claremont, Claremont Lincoln University and local businesses are sponsoring this year’s Halloween Spooktacular, which provides children ages 2 to 12 with a safe day and evening of fun and entertainment throughout the Village. Kids can go door-to-door to participating businesses from 3 to 6 p.m. for treats and perhaps some tricks. There will also be a variety of roving entertainers, and plenty of activities at the Claremont Depot, 200 W. First St., including games and face painting, a Howl-o-Ween dog costume contest at 4 p.m., a wildlife presentation at 4:30, and the finale at 5:30, a children’s costume contest. More info is available at or (909) 399-5490.

CUCC IN ON HALLOWEEN FUN As part of the Claremont Village Spooktacular, Claremont United Church of Christ hosts treats and scary organ music from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at 233 W. Harrison Ave. All are invited. More info is at (909) 626-1201 or via email


Wednesday, November 1

AUTHOR TALK AT HONNOLD Honnold/Mudd Library at Claremont University Consortium, 800 Dartmouth Ave., hosts a free and open presentation and discussion with Gayle Greene on her new book Missing Persons: A Memoir from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. More info is at or (909) 621-8274.

THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free 5:30 p.m. lecture, “What was the Russian Revolution? What is a Revolution?” with guest speaker Steve Kotkin. “Mr. Kotkin will consider what we have learned about the Russian revolution and ponder its lessons for today,” a press release stated. Mr. Kotkin is a history professor at Princeton University, where he has taught since 1989. He is also a Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He has won Princeton’s highest awards for both undergraduate and graduate teaching, and has reviewed books for the New York Times’ Sunday Business section. More information is at, (909) 621-8244 or via email at

IVRT PRODUCTION BENEFITS HOMELESS CHARITY Claremont Homeless Advocacy Program (CHAP) will benefit from presale and day of show tickets to today’s Inland Valley Repertory Theatre 7:30 p.m. production of Steel Magnolias. IVRT is donating 50 percent of every $30 ticket sold through Vom Fass or the CHAP representative at the venue back to the charity. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Vom Fass, 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., #C2-100, Claremont, by phone at (909) 267-9168, or from a CHAP representative at the venue. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. at Candlelight Pavilion, 455 W Foothill Blvd., Claremont. More info is at or (909) 859-4878.

ACADEMY-NOMINATED?FILM SCREENING, DISCUSSION Raoul Peck, the writer and director of the 2016 Academy Award-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro, focusing on the late, legendary author James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript, Remember This House, will appear at a free and public screening of the film and Q and A at 7:30 p.m. at Pomona College’s Bridges Auditorium, 450 N. College Way, Claremont. “Mr. Peck is known for pushing boundaries, using film to tackle global historical events and challenging subject matter while still engaging audiences politically, artistically and socially,” according to a press release. “Mr. Peck’s film gives audiences a historical perspective of identity, injustice and deconstruction of white privilege and race in America, while reflecting on the lives of human rights giants Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Medgar Evers, three African American leaders who were murdered in their prime.” More is at or (909) 607-1139.


Thursday, November 2

REMBRANDT CLUB REVISITS OROZCO Pomona College’s 112-year old institution, The Rembrandt Club, presents its First Thursday Lecture and Tea from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. The topic is Prometheus 2017: Four Artists from Mexico Revisit Orozco, by Rebecca McGrew, senior curator, Pomona College Museum of Art. A tea and reception follows at Seaver House. More info is at (909) 981-7245.

POETRY READING Pomona College’s free and open fall 2017 Literary Series presents Judith Goldman from 4:15 to 5 p.m. Ms. Goldman, poet and author of l.b.; or, catenaries, teaches in the poetics program at the University at Buffalo in New York. She will be reading in Pomona College’s Ena Thompson Reading Room 108, Crookshank Hall, 140 W. Sixth St., Claremont. More info is at (909) 607-2212.

KINGSLEY TUFTS POET Claremont Public Library, at 208 N. Harvard Ave., hosts a free 5:30 p.m. reading with 2017 Kingsley Tufts Award winner Vievee Francis. Ms. Francis is an associate editor at Callaloo, and an associate professor of English and creative writing at Dartmouth College. Her book, Forest Primeval, won the 2017 Kingsley Tufts Award. For more information call (909) 621-4902 or visit

THE LIMITS OF POLITICAL PURSUASION The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free 5:30 p.m. lecture, “Changing Minds: Limits and Opportunities for Persuasion in American Politics,” with guest speaker Joshua Kalla. Mr. Kalla will present research on changing attitudes in American politics, including the trend of political campaigns increasingly turning to face-to-face conversations to change voters’ minds. More information is at, (909) 621-8244 or via email at

CHOREOGRAPHER RONIT?ZIV Claremont’s Scripps College presents a free and open event, “Moving Our Stories,” a lecture and performance by Ronit Ziv at 7 p.m. at Vita Nova Hall 100, 385 E. Ninth St. Noted Israeli choreographer Ms. Ziv will illustrate her creative process and “the magic of dance as a way of life,” as well as offer a solo performance of her piece, “Botz,” where she portrays the importance of chopping salad. Also included will be video highlights from her repertoire. The event will conclude with a Q and A and reception for the artist. Ms. Ziv is a Schusterman visiting artist with Scripps and Pomona dance departments for the fall 2017 semester. More info is at (909) 607-2934.


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 the challenges currently facing European leaders trying to work together 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 is currently working in media and public relations at the European Parliament in Brussels. He has taught at Grinnell College in Iowa and he has received fellowships from the Open Society Institute in Budapest and the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, where he completed his PhD in European studies. In 2002, he entered the Czech Diplomatic Service and was appointed director of the Czech Centre in Brussels. Since 2007, he has worked as a staff member in the office of public relations and social media in the European Parliament. More information is at, (909) 621-8244 or via email at

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 or (909) 607-3266.

ART, POETRY AND HORS D’OEUVRES Claremont Graduate University’s sixth-annual Poetry Reading and Art Show happens from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Art Building, 251 E. Tenth St., Claremont. This free, open to the 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. Additionally, it is the final night of the art exhibition for the Karl and Beverly Benjamin Fellowship in Art recipients, which will feature artwork by alumni who have won the fellowship over its 21-year history. CGU art student Chelsea Boxwell, whose work is featured in this year’s Foothill, will have artwork on display. 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 OPENING 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 art majors Alec Long, Anabel Gómez, Chris Harding, Clark Hollenberg, Cleo Berliner, Devon Horn, Jessica Wang, Kirsten Tingle, Marcus Polk, Michelle Qin, Olivia Campbell, Sara Arthur-Paratley and Sonia Grunny. More info is at or (909) 621-8079.


Saturday, November 4

NATIVE PLANT TIPS AT GARDEN 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 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 the origin and meaning of your 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. Learn how to use dreams for guidance and self-awareness.” More information is at or (909) 621-4902.

DRUCKER DAY AT CGU 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. For more information visit or email

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