Event Calendar: January 5 – 13, 2023

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com


Friday, January 5


  • Yoga instructor Sarah Sawyer leads an hourlong yoga course at California Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, starting at noon. Admission is $19 per student, $13 for CalBG members. Visit calbg.org to register.





Saturday, January 6

  • Bookenders, Upland Public Library’s free monthly book club, gathers at 10 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month at 450 N. Euclid Ave. January’s selection is “Forager: Field Notes for Surviving a Family Cult,” by Michelle Dowd, who will speak briefly. Join via Zoom by using meeting ID 9099314211, password 1234. Visit uplandca.gov to learn more.


  • The reptile super show includes hundreds of reptile and specialty vendor exhibits from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today in Exposition Hall 4 at the Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley, Ave., Pomona, repeating Sunday, January 7, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $16, $10 for children 12 and under. Parking is $18. More info is at reptilesupershow.com/los-angeles.




  • “Unassisted Living,” the newest stand-up special from former weathercaster and comedian Fritz Coleman, premieres at 7:30 p.m. at Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga. Tickets are $30 at the door or at cityofrc.us.



Sunday, January 7

  • An exotic bird mart and expo takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Exposition Hall 10 at Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. Tickets are $10 for everyone over 2; parking is $18. Visit fairplex.com/event for more info.


  • Admission is waived for all at the Claremont Lewis Museum of Art, 200 W. First St. on the first Sunday of each month from noon to 4 p.m. Children are invited to participate in creative activities led by students of the museum’s Project ARTstART program. More information is at clmoa.org.



  • Latin jazz group Homero Chavez Y Una Noche play a free 2 to 5 p.m. show at College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Go to jazzatcollegecenter.com for more info.



Monday, January 8

  • Seeing the Unseen: Math and Art,” a free and open to the public group exhibition at Chaffey College’sWignall Museum of Contemporary Art, 5885 Haven Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, opens today and will run through March 9. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. The installation features works that investigate the intersections of mathematics and the arts. Visit chaffey.edu/wignall for info.


  • A free and open to the public current events discussion group takes place Mondays from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. Call (909) 399-5488 for info.




Tuesday, January 9





Wednesday, January 10

  • The Woman’s Club of Claremont holds lunch meetings on the second Wednesday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 343 W. 12th St., Claremont. This month’s guest is Ophelia’s Jump Productions founding artistic director Beatrice Casagrán. Reservations, $20 for members and first-time visitors, $25 for repeat visitors, are required by 10 a.m. Monday, January 8, at womansclubofclaremont.com.




Thursday, January 11

  • Claremont Helen Renwick Library hosts a free and open to the public updated COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 1 to 3 p.m. at 208 N. Harvard Ave. Register at visit.lacountylibrary.org/event. Walk-ins are welcome.


  • Claremont Senior Program and Los Angeles Regional Food Bank’s monthly senior food bank distributes a free food kit for L.A. County residents 60 and older who meet income guidelines from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Larkin Park, 660 N. Mountain Ave. Identification with date of birth is required for food pickup. Call (323) 234-3030 for info.


  • The Claremont Chamber of Commerce hosts a ribbon cutting ceremony at Day Fitness, 201 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. RSVP at business.claremontchamber.org.


  • The Rembrandt Club of Pomona College and Claremont, in partnership with the college’s office of public programming and strategic planning, will host tours of Bridges Auditorium, 450 N. College Way, Claremont, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, $75, include a champagne reception and pre-tour programming beginning at 5. Visit pomona.edu/bridges for tickets and info.



Friday, January 12

  • Tri-City Mental Health Services hosts a free 6 p.m. showing of “Jack Frost” (1998) at its Wellness Center’s TAY Resource Building, 1403 N. Garey Ave, Pomona. Snacks will be provided and masks are required. Call (909) 242-7600 for more info.


  • Mana and Caifanestribute band Modulo plays at 9 p.m. at The Canyon, 5060 N. Montclair Ln. Doors open at 6. Tickets are $15 at wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com.



Saturday, January 13

  • The City of Ontario hosts a free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. barbecue at the Anthony Munoz Community Center, 1240 W. Fourth St. More info is at ontarioca.gov/events.


  • African Acrobats International Inc.’s Cirque Zuma Zuma, described as an African-style Cirque du Soleil, performs at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga. Tickets, $20 to $40, and information are available at cityofrc.us/events.



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