Event Calendar: October 27 – November 4, 2023

What’s happening Claremont? 

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com


Friday, October 27

  • Airplane!” is this week’s free movie matinee at 12:30 p.m. at the Blaisdell Community Center, 440 S. College Ave., Claremont. The 1980 comedy stars Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty and Leslie Nielson. Free popcorn is available. Call (909) 399-5367 with inquiries.


  • Pomona College presents a free violin and piano performance featuring student and faculty musicians from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. Visit pomona.edu for program info.


  • Children ages 8 and up can enjoy Rancho Cucamonga’s IncredAbles Friday night fun club Halloween monster mash event at the Goldy S. Lewis Community Center, 11200 Baseline Rd., from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Admission is $6 at cityofrc.us/events.


  • Claremont’s free live music showcase, Friday Nights Live, concludes tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. with performances by The Dogsat Shelton Park, Rancho Strummers at Claremont City Hall, Dynamite Dawson at Village Plaza, and students from The Webb Schools at the Claremont Chamber of Commerce.




Saturday, October 28

  • The Claremont Chamber of Commerce’s 41st annual Village Venture Arts & Crafts Festival takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Village. The free community event features over 380 unique vendors, a beer, wine and cider garden, a children’s costume parade, music and live entertainment. Learn more at claremontchamber.org.



  • Get your holiday shopping started at Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 Harrison Ave., during its free TLCquilters boutique and craft fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


  • Authors Anders Carlson-We eand Karen Greenbaum-Maya, who is also a former Courier reporter, are this month’s guests of the Friends of the Claremont Library’s free fourth Saturdays poetry reading, which begins at 2 p.m. at 208 N. Harvard Ave. Learn more at facebook.com/fourthsaturdayspoetry.


  • The City of Upland’s free and annual scary-a-faire event runs from 3 to 8 p.m. in Downtown Upland and includes trick-or-treating, games and costume contests.


  • Pomona’sannual spooktacular celebration will offer family-friendly activities at 490 W. Mission Blvd. from 4 to 7 p.m. There will also be a haunted house at Palomares Park, 499 E. Arrow Hwy., from 6 to 9 p.m.


  • Costumes or goth attire are encouraged at Espooky drag bingo featuring Johnny Gentleman from 5 to 7 p.m. at American Museum of Ceramic Art, 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. Tickets, $20, include a tour of the “Making in Between Queer Clay” exhibit, a drink ticket and bingo cards. Learn more at amoca.org/events.


  • Spooktacularat Montclair Place, 5060 N. Montclair Plaza Ln. The city’s annual event takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. and features trick-or-treating, children’s crafts, games, live entertainment and costume contests.


  • Claremont Heritage hosts a free and public opening reception for “The Future Forest Drawings,” works by artist Andrew Cisneros based on letters from lifelong friends Chris Hoke, Francis Murphy and Nicholas Webber, today from 6 to 9 p.m. at Garner House, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd.



Sunday, October 29

  • Shop locally made crafts, organic food, clothing, and jewelry at the Claremont Farmers & Artisans Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Village. Learn more at claremontforum.org.


  • The final performance of“The Addams Family: A New Musical” by Inland Valley Repertory Theatre is at 2 p.m. today at the Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga. Tickets, $40 to $65, are at cityofrc.us.


  • Joel Paat Jazz Project plays a free 2 to 5 p.m. show at College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Visit jazzatcollegecenter.com for the monthly lineup.



  • An Oktoberfest event at Claremont Heritage’s Garner House, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., runs from 5 to 7:30 p.m. for $40 per person. Proceeds will fund local history programs. Learn more at claremontheritage.bigcartel.com.



Monday, October 30

  • Montclair Walkers, a free and open to the public exercise program sponsored by Montclair Place and the City of Montclair, meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m. at 5060 E. Montclair Plaza Lane to walk the mall. Email dgutierrez@cityofmontclair.org with any inquiries.


  • Ben Kiernan, the A. Whitney Griswold Professor Emeritus of History at Yale University, continues Claremont McKenna College’s free and open to the public speaker series with a 6 p.m. talk,“The Cambodian Genocides of 1975-79 in the Global History of Genocide,” at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont. More information is at cmc.edu/athenaeum or call (909) 621-8244.



Tuesday, October 31

  • Older adults are invited to Rancho Cucamonga Seniors V.I.P. Club’s freeboo bash Halloween party at 9 a.m. at Central Park, 11200 Base Line Rd. RSVP at anc.apm.activecommunities.com/cityofrc.


  • Happy Halloween from the Courier! In addition to residents giving out candy, trick-or-treaters can visit the merchants of Old Town La Verne, near D and 3rd streets, from 3 to 6 p.m. for collection. Details are at cityoflaverne.org.



Wednesday, November 1

  • Today’s the deadline to submit work to the City of Claremont’s United Against Hate Week art contest. Art can be submitted via email to bhandel@ci.claremont.ca.us or dropped off in person at 207 Harvard Avenue by 6 p.m. The winning design will appear in marketing materials for Claremont’s UAHW campaign. Visit ci.claremont.ca.us. for more information.


  • Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave. with a special 3 p.m. story time.


  • The City of Pomona hosts a free and open to the public hands-on cardiopulmonary resuscitation training, heart heroes, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave. Visit pomonaca.govor call (909) 802-2650 for info.



Thursday, November 2

  • Seniors with Get Walking Claremont meet at 2471 N. Indian Hill Blvd. at 8 a.m. each Thursday for an easy walk along Thompson Creek Trail. Arrive 15 minutes early to sign in and hear announcements. Learn more at anc.apm.activecommunities.com/claremontrecreation.


  • Community Heart, 10871 Central Ave., Ontario, hosts a drive-thru food pantry every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Go to communityheartfeedtheneed.org for details.


  • The public is invited to Claremont Unified School District’s Board of Education meeting at 170 W. San Jose Ave., which begins with a 5:30 p.m. closed session followed by the public portion at about 6. Visit cusd.claremont.edu/board to view the agenda or call (909) 398-0609.


  • Scripps Presents hosts Ada Limón, the 24th Poet Laureate of The United States, for a free and open to the public conversation at Garrison Theater, 231 E. 10th St., Claremont, at 7 p.m. RSVP at scrippscollege.edu or at eventbrite.com, search “Ada Limón.”



Friday, November 3

  • The City of Pomona’s yard sale weekend takes place today through Sunday, November 5. Call (909) 620-2374 or visit pomonaca.gov for details.


  • Internationally renowned performer and teacher Kaoru Kakizakai will discuss the history and technique of the shakuhachi, a Japanese flute made of bamboo, at Oldenborg Center, 350 N. College Way, Claremont, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Community members can purchase meal tickets in advance at Cafe 47.


  • The free war and existentialism book club meets from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. November’s book is “The Plague” by Albert Camus.



Saturday, November 4


  • Browse artwork around the City of Trees during the free 6 to 9 p.m. Claremont Art Walk. More information will appear in the next edition of the Courier. Email claremontartwalkinfo@gmail.com for more info.


  • Husband and wife duo Vancurt will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Ophelia’s Jump Production’s Music Lounge, 2009 Porterfield Way, Suite H, Upland. Tickets are $25 and available at opheliasjump.org/ojp-music-lounge or by calling (909) 734-6565.


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