Event Calendar: October 20-28, 2023

What’s happening Claremont?

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com


Friday, October 20

  • Rachmaninoff piano duo Phillip Young and Jocelyn Chang will perform at 12:15 p.m. at Lyman Hall, 340 N. College Blvd., Claremont, for the free Friday noon concert series sponsored by the Pomona and Scripps Colleges Departments of Music. Doors open at noon. Program info is at pomona.edu.


  • An inauguration ceremony for Pitzer College’s seventh President Strom C. Thacker takes place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont. A community celebration will follow on the Mounds until 8 p.m. RSVP or find a link to a livestream at pitzer.edu/president/inauguration.


  • Claremont’s free live music showcase, Friday Nights Live, continues from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight with Soulshine at Village Plaza, Burning Doors at Claremont City Hall, The J-Birds at Shelton Park, and Amazing Tone Benders at the Claremont Chamber of Commerce. Visit claremontchamber.org for October concert details.


  • The Inland Valley Repertory Theatre opens “The Addams Family: A New Musical” with a 7:30 p.m. performance at the Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga. Tickets are $40-$60 at cityofrc.us.



Saturday, October 21

  • Sherwood Florist, 404 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, hosts a free community artisan market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (909) 625-3309 for info.


  • A free women’s health fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Anthony Muñoz Hall of Fame Park, 1240 W. Fourth St., Ontario. Call (909) 902-9606 or visit asmdc.org/gn-womenshealthfair to RSVP.


  • Snazzily dressed pooches are invited to Baldy View Dog Park, W. 11th St., Upland, for a free costume contest from noon to 3 p.m. For information call (909) 931-4280.


  • The City of Claremont’s annual Halloween Spooktacular takes place from 2 to 5 p.m. at Lewis Park, 881 Syracuse Dr., Claremont. The free and public event will feature carnival games, food trucks, spooky stories and costume contests for both children and dogs.


  • Saint Ambrose Episcopal Church, 830 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont, hosts a Maui hula hoopla dinner fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. with proceeds benefitting victims of the Lahaina wildfires. Admission is $35 per person. Learn more at business.claremontchamber.org.


  • A free screening of two short films sharing stories about transgender people of color will take place at 7 p.m. at Studio Art Hall, 370 Columbia Ave., Claremont. Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Pomona College Stef Torralba will lead a question-and-answer session afterward.



Sunday, October 22

  • 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.


  • Exit 9 plays a free 2 to 5 p.m. show at College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Visit jazzatcollegecenter.com for the monthly lineup.


  • Early music ensemble Artifex Consort plays a free 90-minute concert at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont, starting at 3 p.m. Doors open at 2:30. Program available at pomona.edu/events.




Monday, October 23

  • Members of the survivors of suicide loss support group gather from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. Masks are required indoors. Call (909) 399-5490 for details.



  • At 7:30 p.m. Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band presents “Ritmo de la Noche,” a free concert featuring Latin music at the Gardiner W. Spring Auditorium, 1245 N. Euclid Ave., Ontario. Preconcert entertainment by the Woodwind Celebration Ensemble takes place at 7 p.m.



Tuesday, October 24

  • Finnish composer and choir educator Anna Nora is this week’s guest at the free Scripps Presents @noon series at Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. RSVP by searching for “Anna Nora” at eventbrite.com or visit scrippscollege.edu/events.


  • The La Verne Police Department is partnering with Panera Bread, 2315 Foothill Blvd., La Verne, for the department’s annual Pink Patch Project fundraiser for City of Hope from 4 to 8 p.m. Present a physical or digital flyer of the fundraiser, available at cityoflaverne.org, to have 25% of your order donated to the cause.


  • Today’s Claremont City Council meeting, at 225 W. Second St., will begin with a 6 p.m. closed session before opening to the public at 6:30. Agendas are posted at ci.claremont.ca.us and city hall on the Thursday prior to the meeting. To attend virtually, visit zoom.us/j/256208090, or listen in via phone at (213) 338-8477.



Wednesday, October 25

  • Children can trick or treat at the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave., from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The first 100 costumed children will receive a candy bucket. Visit pomonaca.gov for more info.


  • Claremont’s architectural commission meets at 7 p.m. in the council chamber, 225 W. Second St. Learn more at ci.claremont.ca.us.




Thursday, October 26

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


  • Everyone is invited to a pumpkin patch party hosted by the Keck Graduate Institute’s student government at Frosty’s Forest, 14861 Ramona Ave., Chino, from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is $10 at kgi.edu.



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. Learn more 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 Dogs at 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. Learn more at claremontchamber.org.


  • Bring a treat bag for candy collection at Our Lady of the Assumption Church’s annual Trunk or Treat Halloween event from 6 to 9 p.m. at 435 Berkeley Ave., Claremont. For questions call (909) 624-1360.



Saturday, October 28

  • The Claremont Chamber of Commerce’s 41st annual Village Venture Arts and Crafts Festival takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Village. This 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.


  • 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.


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