Claremont event calendar: November 6-11, 2023

What’s happening around town? 

by Andrew Alonzo |


Friday, November 3

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


  • EmVenio Research, a clinical research group, offers free and accessible health screenings to anyone, no insurance required, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1700 N. Towne Ave., Claremont, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Go to to learn more.


  • Internationally renowned performer and teacher Kaoru Kakizakai will discuss the history and technique of the shakuhachi, a Japanese flute made of bamboo, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Pomona College’s Oldenborg Center, 350 N. College Way, Claremont. Advance meal tickets are available 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.



  • Mexican 12-piece ensemble Banda Maguey perform at 8 p.m. at the Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga. Tickets, $45 to $50, are at



Saturday, November 4


  • Pitzer College’s second annual Harvest Fest, a free and open to the public celebration of the Claremont Colleges student performers, vendors, and organizations, runs from 1 to 6 p.m. at Brant Field, near 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont. More information is at



  • Lixin, the Mystic Voice, joins Hao Huang, Scripps College’s Bessie and Cecil Frankel Endowed Chair in Music, and friends, for a free 7 p.m. concert at Claremont Presbyterian Church, 1111 N. Mountain Ave.


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



Sunday, November 5

  • Set those clocks back one hour as daylight saving time comes to an end.


  • Hair Connection, 370 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, holds a free and open to the public beauty bash bazaar featuring jewelry and cosmetics vendors, food, art, and music starting at 10 a.m. Call (909) 459-9818 for more info.


  • The first Sunday of the month is free family day from noon to 4 p.m. at Claremont Lewis Museum of Art, 200 W. First St. Local Project ARTstART high school students will lead youth activities. Visit or call (909) 621-3200 for more info.


  • The Los Angeles Clarinet Choir drops by Harvey Mudd College’s Drinkward Recital Hall, 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, for a free and open to the public 7 p.m. concert, “Songs and Dances,” conducted by Margaret Thornhill and Victoria Ramos Dresel. Program info is at



Monday, November 6

  • The Pomona Pride Center hosts reading rainbow, a free book club by and for the LGBTQ+ community, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave.⁠ Go to for more info.



  • Stephanie Dinkins, a transdisciplinary American artist based in New York, delivers “On Love & Data,” a free 6 p.m. lecture part of Harvey Mudd College’s Nelson Speaker Series, “Being Human in the Age of AI” at the Shanahan Center Auditorium, 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. RSVP at



Tuesday, November 7


  • The Claremont Colleges Comedic StorytellingWorkshop concludes tonight with a free and open to the public 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. showcase at The Motley Coffeehouse, near 1030 N. Columbia Ave., Claremont.


  • Scripps Presents invites the community to a free 7 p.m. conversation with Academy Award winning writer, director, and playwright Aaron Sorkin at Garrison Theater, 231 E. 10th St., Claremont. RSVP at or search “Aaron Sorkin” at



Wednesday, November 8


  • scrapbooking course runs from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. Register at This week’s theme is hobbies and interests. Attendees should bring photos. Joslyn Center staff will provide course materials.


  • German historian Michael Brenner, the Distinguished Professor of History and Seymour and Lillian Abensohn Chair in Israel Studies at American University, continues Claremont McKenna College’s free and open to the public speaker series with a 6 p.m. talk, “Hitler’s Insurrection: 100 Years of the Munich Beer Hall Putsch,” at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont. More information is at or call (909) 621-8244.


  • The City of Claremont and Dudek, an environmental, planning, and engineering firm, will facilitate a community meeting for input regarding the city’s tree policies and guidelines manual at 7 p.m. at 225 W. Second Street. Details are at



Thursday, November 9

  • Seniors with Get Walking Claremont meet at 8 a.m. each Thursday at 2471 N. Indian Hill Blvd. for a walk along Thompson Creek Trail. Arrive 15 minutes early to sign in and hear announcements.


  • 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.


  • Concert pianist, music educator, and video producer Ben Laude performs at 6 p.m. in Claremont McKenna College’s Athenaeum Concert Series, “From the Ashes — War, Destruction, Remembrance, Peace,” at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont. The show is free and open to the public. Visit for more info.



Friday, November 10

  • The free and open to the public 75th Pilgrim Place Festival returns from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday, November 11 at 625 Mayflower Rd., Claremont. The event features an array of artisan booths and family-friendly activities to support Pilgrim Place’s Resident Health and Support Program. Visit for more info.


  • “The Little Mermaid” (2023) is this week’s free 12:30 matinee at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. Free popcorn is available. Call (909) 399-5488 for more information.


  • The Pomona College Band perform a free and open to the public hourlong concert at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont, starting at 8 p.m. A repeat program is set for 3 p.m. Sunday, November 12. More info is at



Saturday, November 11

  • All are invited to the City of Rancho Cucamonga’s Founders Day Community Parade, themed “home of the brave,” which kicks off at 8:30 a.m. along Jack Benny Drive, between Rochester Ave. and Foothill Blvd. More information is at


  • The Courier salutes those who have served this Veteran’s Day. Claremont’s celebration in observance of the holiday will take place at 11 a.m. at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd.; Rancho Cucamonga’s at 11 a.m. at Freedom Courtyard in Central Park, 11200 Base Line Rd.; and La Verne’s at 11 a.m. at Veteran’s Hall, 1550 Bonita Ave.


  • The Pomona Arts Colony, 191 W. Fourth St., is home to the 5 to 9 p.m. Pomona Art Walk, which includes a community market in the Shaun Diamond Plaza, 197 E. Second St.


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