PERFORMING ARTS: Celebrity comedian performs at Bridges; theater listings the week of December 4

BALCH AUDITORIUM: 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. 607-2671.

—Friday, November 30: Friday Noon Concert with Brahms’ Sonata in A Major. 12:15 p.m.

—Friday, December 7: Friday Noon Concert with Quartet Euphoria. Music by Bartók. 12:15 p.m.

—Friday, December 14: Charles W. Kamm conducts a Claremont Chamber Choir holiday concert featuring Mass for Four Voices and other works, including seasonal favorites. 12:15 p.m.

BOONE RECITAL HALL: 241 E. 10th Street, Claremont.

—Thursday, November 29: Student recital with performances by students of the Scripps music department. 7:30 p.m.

—Saturday, December 1: Junior recital with music of Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Kurt Weill, Aaron Copland and more. 7 p.m.

—Thursday, December 11: Student recital. 7:30 p.m.

BRIDGES AUDITORIUM: 450 N. College Way, Pomona College. Box office hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 621-8032. Tickets may be purchased online at Military discounts are available through box office for most shows.

—Sunday, December 2: British stand-up comedian and actor Eddie Izzard. $35. 8 p.m.
—December 8 and 9: TESOCAL presents A Christmas Carol, a musical retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions. Tickets are $28 for general admission with discounts for seniors, children, groups of 10 or more and the military. 2 p.m.

—December 22 and 23: Celebrating its eighteenth season, the critically-acclaimed Inland Pacific Ballet brings The Nutcracker to life with beautiful sets, dazzling costumes and more than 100 dancers on stage. $37 to $51, with discounts for seniors and children. Show times are 1 and 7 p.m.

—February 28: Country music singer-songwriter Willie Nelson. $45 to $65. 8 p.m.

—April 20 and 21: Inland Pacific Ballet’s Cinderella is an enchanting version of this classic story featuring music of the famous waltz king, Johann Strauss. $29 to $39 with discounts for seniors and children. Showtimes are 1 and 7 p.m.

BRIDGES HALL OF MUSIC: Pomona College, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. 607-2671.

—Friday, November 30: Pomona College Choir conducted by Donna M. Di Grazia. 8 p.m.

—Sunday, December 2: Duruflé Requiem performed by Pomona College Choir. 3 p.m.

—Monday, December 10: Giri Kusuma, traditional and contemporary Balinese music and dance. 8 p.m.

—Sunday, December 23: Claremont Symphony Orchestra’s “Annual Messiah Sing,” a holiday sing-along for the community. 1:30 and 4 p.m.

CANDLELIGHT PAVILION: 455 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening shows: dinner at 6 p.m., performance at 8:15 p.m.; Sunday evening shows: dinner at 5 p.m., performance at 7:15 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees: lunch at 11 a.m., performance at 12:45 p.m. 626-1254, ext.1 or

—November 24 through December 26: A Christmas to Remember.

—November 28 through 29: The Four Preps Christmas Show.

GARRISON THEATER: 241 E. Tenth St., Claremont. Scripps College Performing Arts Center. 607-2634 or visit

—Saturday, December 8 at 8 pm. and Sunday, December 9 at 3 p.m.: Pomona College Orchestra conducted by Eric Lindholm.

—Saturday, December 15 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, December 16 at 3 p.m.: David Cubek conducts The Claremont Concert Orchestra.

HAUGH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 1000 W. Foothill Blvd., Glendora. Discounts available for students, seniors and youth. 626-963-9411 or

—December 1 through 16: Citrus Fine and Performing Arts Department presents Christmas Is…

—December 6 and 7: Citrus Fine and Performing Arts Department presents Holidance!

—Saturday, December 8: Citrus Theatre Department presents The Christmas Box.

—Saturday, December 8: Vocal Christmas recital. 8 p.m.

KRESGE CHAPEL: 1325 N. College Ave., Claremont at Claremont School of Theology.

—Wednesday, November 28: Claremont Graduate University and Claremont School of Theology present a faculty concert with works by Quantz and more. Featuring John Barcellona, Shanon Zusman and Robert Zappulla. 4:15 p.m.

—Wednesday, December 5: Claremont Graduate University and Claremont School of Theology present works by Leopold Kozeluch. 4:15 p.m.

LYMAN HALL: Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont.

—Monday, December 3: Pomona College Afro-Cuban Ensemble with director Joe Addington. 8 p.m.

—Tuesday and Wednesday, December 11 and 12: Student recitals. 7 p.m.


Movie Listings:

LAEMMLE’S CLAREMONT 5 THEATRE: 450 W. Second St., Claremont. 621-5500 or visit for movie listings. General admission $11; students with ID $8.50; children under 12 $8; seniors 62+ $8; bargain price $8 on Monday through Friday for all shows prior to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday and holidays prior to 2 p.m.

—Now playing: Life of Pi [PG], Skyfall [PG13], Lincoln [PG13], The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 [PG13], Silver Linings Playbook [R].



Jenelle Rensch covers the calendar, arts and entertainment. Deadline: At least one week before date of the event. Include date, time, address, a contact phone number and fee for admission (if applicable). Phone: 621-4761. Email: Fax: 621-4072. There is NO guarantee that all items submitted will be published. Address: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205-B, Claremont, CA 91711. 


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