Event Calendar: January 19-27, 2024

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com


Friday, January 19




Saturday, January 20

  • Taylor Hall, 1775 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, is home to the 42nd annual Porky Show, California’s largest police and fire badge and patch collectibles show, overseen by the Claremont Police Department, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $5. Children under 16 are free. Visit theporkyshow.com for more info.



  • Natalie Taylor, doctor of education and director of intervention and English learner programs at Claremont Unified School District, will speak about LGBTQ+ inclusion in CUSD schools and take questions from attendees during a free and open to the public10 a.m. forum at Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave.


  • Rancho Cucamonga’s free and open to the public Lunar New Year festival begins at 11 a.m. today and Sunday, January 21, at 8303 Rochester Ave. Details are at cityofrc.us/events.


  • Toastmasters District 12 hosts a free and open to the public informational event at 2:30 p.m. at Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., with club members on hand to answer questions.




Sunday, January 21



  • Good Shepard Lutheran Church’s second annual Pops Concert, a free and open to the public show begins at 6 p.m. at 1700 N. Towne Ave., Claremont. Call (909) 626-2714 for more info.


  • Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra’s Intermezzo and Overture Strings groups perform a free and open to the public 7 p.m. concert at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth Street, Claremont. Doors open at 6:30.



Tuesday, January 23


  • Oakmont Outdoor School, 120 W. Green St., Claremont, will host a free 10:30 a.m. open house for parents and guardians of 4- and 5-year-old children regarding its 2024-2025 transitional kindergarten and kindergarten programs. Details are at cusd.claremont.edu.





Wednesday, January 24



  • Children ages 6 to 17 can make small mosaic candle votives from 4 to 5 p.m. during Claremont Helen Renwick Library’s free youth craft hour at 208 N. Harvard Ave. Go to visit.lacountylibrary.org for details.





Thursday, January 25

  • community focus group to help the Claremont City Council and city staff develop objectives for its 2024-2026 budget cycle is set for 6 p.m. at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. Visit ci.claremont.ca.us for more info.


  • The community is invited to Benton Museum of Art’s 6 to 8 p.m. art after hours event at 120 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont. This week’s session will include a screening of two Art in the Twenty-First Century episodes, “Everyday Icons” and “Bodies of Knowledge.” Head to pomona.edu/museum or art21.org to learn more.



Friday, January 26

  • Singin’ in the Rain” the classic 1952 musical starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and Debbie Reynolds, is this week’s free 12:30 p.m. movie matinee at the Blaisdell Community Center, 440 S. College Ave., Claremont. Free popcorn is available. Call (909) 399-5367 for more info.



  • Ophelia’s Jump mounts “Musical of Musicals (the Musical)” at 8 p.m. at 2009 Porterfield Way, Suite H, Upland. The show runs through Sunday, February 18. General admission is $45, Thursdays are “pay what you can/pay it forward,” with a $20 minimum. Tickets and information are at opheliasjump.org.


  • Blank Space pays tribute to Taylor Swift with a 9 p.m. performance at The Canyon, 5060 N. Montclair Ln. Doors open at 6. Tickets, $24 to $36, are at wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com.



Saturday, January 27



  • Poet and author Marsha de la O and poet and clinical psychologist Lisa C. Krueger are this month’s featured guests at the Friends of the Claremont Library’s free 2 p.m. fourth Saturdays poetry event at the Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave.



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