Event Calendar: September 22 – 30, 2023
What’s happening Claremont?
by Andrew Alonzo | email@example.com
Friday, September 22
- This week’s 12:30 p.m. movie matinee at the Blaisdell Community Center, 440 S. College Ave., Claremont is “The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear” (1991) starring Leslie Nielsen and Priscilla Presley. Free popcorn is available. Call (909) 399-5367 for info.
- Claremont’s free live music showcase, Friday Nights Live, continues from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight with Amazing Tone Benders at Shelton Park, Cougar Estrada Band at Village Plaza, and student performers from Mike’s Guitar World at the chamber of commerce. Visit claremontchamber.org for September concert details.
- Performances of Inland Pacific Ballet’s 2023 fall dance fest begin at 6 p.m. today and repeat Saturday, September 23 at IPB Academy, 9061 Central Ave., Montclair. Tickets are $110 and include dinner. Information is at ipballet.org/fall-fest.
Saturday, September 23
- The Nichols Gallery and Lenzer Family Art Gallery at Pitzer College, 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont, will hold a free and open to the public reception for “Julia Haft-Candell: The Yet To Be,” curated by Ciara Ennis, from 2 to 4 p.m. Location details are at pitzer.edu/galleries. The exhibit closes December 8.
- Paul Livingstone, Alma Cielo, and Aminah Chisthi deliver meditative melodies and dynamic rhythms from India and Pakistan during “Ragas and Rhythms,” a free and open to the public 2 p.m. concert presented by Harvey Mudd College at Drinkward Recital Hall, 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Visit arts.hmc.edu for more info.
- The Friends of the Claremont Library’s free fourth Saturdays poetry reading takes place at 2 p.m. at 208 N. Harvard Ave. This month’s event features Filipinx writer and author Angela Peñaredondo and Nancy Murphy, a Los Angeles-based writer and performer. Go to facebook.com/fourthsaturdayspoetry for details.
- This year’s OPARC HeartBEAT music festival takes place today at the Sontag Greek Theater, at Bonita Avenue and Fourth Street in Claremont, features Rolling Stones and Tom Petty tribute band Rolling Heartbreakers and The MLC Band from 4 to 9 p.m. Tickets are at fundraise.givesmart.com.
- Claremont Lewis Museum of Art’s fall gala, “Interwoven: Arts, Creativity, and Community,” kicks off at 5:30 p.m. at 200 W. First St. Tickets, $150 for members and $175 for non-members, include live music, dinner, a dedication of CLMOA’s Gallery Three, and a live auction. Visit 2023clmoa.afrogs.org to preview items. Go to clmoa.org or call (909) 621-3200 for more info.
Sunday, September 24
- The Jazz Doctors play a free 2 to 5 p.m. show at College Center, 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Go to jazzatcollegecenter.com for details.
- Pomona College Music Department hosts the Cornucopia Baroque Ensemble performing music by Telemann, Geminiani and Boismortier during a free and open to the public 3 p.m. concert at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Program info is at pomona.edu/events.
Monday, September 25
- Claremont Chamber of Commerce members are invited to a free and exclusive noon lunch and learn session at 205 Yale Ave. Chamber staff will walk through optimizing your chamber page. Visit business.claremontchamber.org/events for more info.
- A free and open to the public current events discussion group takes place every Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. Call (909) 399-5488 for details.
- Drawing on experience as a policy advisor at the Pentagon, Mieczysław Boduszyński, associate professor of politics and international relations at Pomona College, will discuss the challenges of attaining international justice in Ukraine during a free 5 to 6 p.m. talk at Scripps College’s Hampton Room, 1030 N. Columbia Ave., Claremont. RSVP at scrippscollege.edu.
- Training for Claremont’s Community Emergency Response Team continues today with light search and rescue efforts at 6 p.m. at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for enrollment details.
Tuesday, September 26
- Today’s Claremont City Council meeting, at 225 W. Second St., will begin with a 6 p.m. closed session before opening up to the public about 30 minutes later. 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. To listen in via phone, dial (213) 338-8477.
- Stand-up comedian and Claremont Graduate University Professor Jonathan Aragon, along with CGU Professor Shamini Dias and actor Bryan Truong lead Claremont Colleges Comedic Storytelling, a four week workshop at The Hive, 130 E. Seventh St., Claremont. Sessions are held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, leading to an October 24 showcase at the Motley Coffeehouse. Preregister for this free course at eventbrite.com, search “comedic storytelling.”
- Scripps Presents hosts Asian-American influencer and LGBTQ+ activist Chella Man in a free and open to the public conversation at Garrison Theater, 231 E. 10th St., Claremont, at 7 p.m. RSVP at scrippscollege.edu or at eventbrite.com, search “Chella Man.”
- Pierre Englebert, associate dean and professor at Pomona College, will facilitate a free and open to the public 7 p.m. talk, “The Security Crisis in the Sahel,” at Hahn Hall, 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. The evening is sponsored by The International Relations Program at Pomona College and the United Nations Association of Pomona Valley. Email email@example.com for more info.
Wednesday, September 27
- Pat Herrero and Rebekka Murray speak about the Financial Literacy Foundation during a Claremont Chamber of Commerce noon lunch and learn session at 205 Yale Ave. The meeting is free for chamber members. Non-members are $5. Register at business.claremontchamber.org/events.
- Mention the El Roble Intermediate School’s music program when ordering at Raising Canes, 183 E. Foothill Blvd., Upland, from noon to 9 p.m. today and the restaurant will donate 15% of sales to the program. Call (909) 579-0384 for more details.
- American Museum of Ceramic Art welcomes artist in residence Paige O’Toole for a free virtual discussion about her life and work from noon to 1 p.m. Register at amoca.org/events or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Older adults can learn about and discuss general mental wellness topics at aging with love, a free and open to the public four part series hosted by House of Ruth from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, on Wednesdays through October 11. Preregistration is required at anc.apm.activecommunities.com/claremontrecreation.
- Claremont’s architectural commission meets at 7 p.m. in the council chamber, 225 W. Second St. Information is at ci.claremont.ca.us.
Thursday, September 28
- Seniors with Get Walking Claremont meet at 2471 N. Indian Hill Boulevard at 8 a.m. each Thursday for a walk along Thompson Creek Trail. Arrive 15 minutes early to sign in and hear announcements. More info is at anc.apm.activecommunities.com/claremontrecreation.
- Safely dispose of sensitive documents at the City of Claremont’s free 9 a.m. to noon drive-through shredding event at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. Participants should bring documents in large garbage bags, with a limit of two per person. The shredder accepts staples and folders, but not binders. A $10 donation to support Claremont Senior Program is appreciated.
- Seniors can learn about technology from the generation that grew up glued to it today at the Youth Activity Center, 1717 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, with teen techies, a free drop-in course from 3:45 to 5 p.m.
- Thursday evening means Art After Hours at the Benton Museum of Art, 120 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont, from 7 to 9 p.m. Learn how to mix midcentury mocktails while getting inspired by the exhibit, “June Harwood: Paintings,” during this free and public event. More info is at pomona.edu/museum.
- The Long Run, an Eagles tribute band, performs at the Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $39, are at cityofrc.us/events.
Friday, September 29
- Claremont’s free live music showcase, Friday Nights Live, continues from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight with Pride of Cucamonga at Shelton Park, Mike Taylor Quartet at Village Plaza, and Acoustic Kitty at the chamber of commerce. Visit claremontchamber.org for concert details.
Saturday, September 30
- Training for Claremont’s Community Emergency Response Team concludes today with a 9 a.m. final review and drill at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. Email email@example.com for enrollment details.
- The Friends of the Claremont Library host 10 local authors for a free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to noon meet and greet event at the Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
- Grammy-nominated pianist Genevieve Feiwen Lee, joined by Los Angeles Philharmonic Principal Concertmaster Martin Chalifour, performs the free and open to the public fourth concert of her Beethoven piano-violin sonata cycle series at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont, at 8 p.m. Program info is at pomona.edu/events.
- Today’s the final day of the Eddie’s Italian Eatery Maui strong fundraiser. Dine in or take out from the restaurant, 1065 W. Foothill Blvd. Claremont, any time during September and a portion of the sale will go to the Maui Food Bank’s disaster relief fund. Information is at business.claremontchamber.org.