Event Calendar (April 14 – 22, 2023)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com


Friday, April 14

  • Turkish artist Arzu Kastal, in collaboration with The Arts Area, presents “You Are Not Alone!” a free and open to the public fundraising art exhibition April 14, 15 and 16 at Claremont Heritage’s Ginger Elliot Gallery, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. The exhibit, open 6 to 9 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. For more details call (909) 621-0848.


  • A free and open to the public showing of “Peter Rabbit” (2018) takes place at 6 p.m. at Tri-City Mental Health’s wellness center, 1403 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. Snacks will be provided. Questions? Call the (909) 242-7600.


  • The Pomona College choir and orchestra will perform a free and open to the public joint concert at 8 p.m. tonight and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 16, at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Visit pomona.edu/events or email music@pomona.edu for details.



Saturday, April 15

  • The San Dimas Senior Citizens Club’s free and open to the public community yard sale starts at 7 a.m. at 201 E. Bonita Ave., San Dimas, and runs until 1 p.m. For details call (909) 319-3284.


  • Join the Claremont High School Theatre Department at the Don F. Fruechte Theatre for the Performing Arts, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd., for a free 7 p.m. celebration of key players. The evening will honor former director Krista Elhai while also celebrating Mohammed Mangrio, CHS’s new theater director. Reserve tickets at onthestage.tickets.



  • Acclaimed California singer-songwriter Tom Freund will deliver conversational lyrics and honeyed melodies at 7:30 p.m. at the Folk Music Center, 220 N. Yale Ave., Claremont. Tickets are $20 and doors open at 7. For details call (909) 624-2928, email info@folkmusiccenter.com, or visit the store.




Sunday, April 16



Monday, April 17

  • A free and open to the public current events discussion group takes place at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, from 1 to 2 p.m. every Monday. Call (909) 399-5490 for details.


  • Author and Harvard University’s Henry Charles Lea Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences Naomi Oreskes will give a talk, “The Race, Class and Gender of Climate Change Denial,” from 5:45 to 7 p.m. as part of Harvey Mudd College’s free and open to the public 2022-23 Nelson speaker series at the Shanahan Center Auditorium, 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. For details or to RSVP visit hmc.edu/calendar.



Tuesday, April 18

  • Learn about Crossroads, Inc. and share a meal with its supporters at the annual free and open to the public welcome home breakfast at 8 a.m. at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Conference Center, 601 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. RSVPs are required at crossroadswomen.org/welcome-home. Questions? Visit crossroadswomen.org or call (909) 626-7847.


  • Claremont McKenna College’s free and open to the public speaker series at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont, continues with Felicia Marcus’ 6:45 p.m. talk, “Climate Solutions: Water in the West.” For more information visit cmc.edu/athenaeumor call (909) 621-8244.


  • Comedian, actor, and solo theatre performer Kristina Wong is at Garrison Theater, 241 E. 10th St., Claremont, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free tickets are at scrippscollege.edu, or eventbrite.com by searching “Scripps Presents.”



Wednesday, April 19

  • The Benton Museum of Art, 120 W. Bonita Ave., will host a free and open to the public gallery talk at 12:15 p.m. This week’s topic is the exhibit “Unsettled Landscapes.” More information is at pomona.edu/museum.


  • The monthly senior food bank, hosted by the Claremont Senior Program and Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, distributes to L.A. County seniors 60 and older from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Larkin Park, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. Identification with birthdate is required. Call (323) 234-3030 for more info.


  • Athens Services and the City of Pomona host a family-friendly sustainability event from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave.


  • Cal Poly Pomona’s music department invites the community to the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave., from 4 to 5 p.m. today and April 26 for free music production courses. For more details visit pomonaca.gov.



Thursday, April 20

  • Victoria Sancho Lobis, director of the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, will discuss and give a guided tour of one of the museum’s latest exhibits, “Gilded, Carved, and Embossed” at 1:30 p.m. at the museum, 120 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont. The free event is also The Rembrandt Club of Claremont’s monthly lecture. Visit therembrandtclub.org for more details.



  • The 5C Shogo Taiko club performs at 7 p.m. outside Frary Dining Hall, 355 E. Sixth St., Claremont. For information on the free and open to the public event call (909) 621-8283 or email benton@pomona.edu.


  • The Claremont High School Theatre Department opens “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr.” at 7 p.m. at the Don. F. Fruechte Theatre, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Shows will also be held at 7 p.m. April 21, and 2 and 5 p.m. April 22. Tickets are $10 at onthestage.tickets or the door.


  • Char Miller, Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis and History at Pomona College, presents a free 7 p.m. talk, “Natural Consequences: A Planet in Peril” at Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 W. Harrison Ave. Email una.pomonavalley@gmail.com for a Zoom link.



Friday, April 21

  • A free technology assistance lab hosted by the Claremont Senior Computer Club takes place from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave. and is open to seniors wanting help with their laptops, tablets, phones, or other devices. Computers will also be available. For details, visit ci.claremont.ca.us.


  • The Claremont Forum, 586 W. First St., begins its free and public collage and chill night at 7:45 p.m. For details visit claremontforum.org/forumevents.



Saturday, April 22

  • The Pomona Pride Center’s annual Youth Empowerment Summit, an LGBTQ+ conference for youth, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Village Academy Conference Center, 1460 E. Holt Ave., Pomona. The free and open to the public event will include workshops, a resource fair, and college panels focusing on LGBTQ+ topics. Info is at pomonapridecenter.org/events.


  • Pomona Police Department’s free shred-a-thon event takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pomona City Hall, 505 S. Garey Ave. The department will also collect any unused, unwanted, and/or outdated prescription drugs. For more information visit pomonaca.gov.


  • Curious Publishing will host the Packing House Zine Fest, a print ephemera showcase, at the Claremont Packing House, 532 W. First St., from noon to 5 p.m. The free and open to the public event will feature artist talks and workshops. For details visit claremontforum.org/forumevents.


  • The Jeff Cherubin Domond Foundation’s 18th annual charity dinner begins at 6 p.m. at Chris and Pat Hayes-Shaner’s home, 695 Via Espirito Santos, Claremont. The event includes dancing, live entertainment, and an auction. Tickets are $80, with proceeds providing education and medical services to Haiti. RSVP at (909) 851-5522 or (714) 299-9939.


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