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  • Sunday, September 17

    • Moller-Fraticelli Guitar Duo in Concert
      Sunday, September 17

      Moller-Fraticelli Guitar Duo in Concert

      3:00 PM   Sunday, September 17

      Bridges Hall of Music
      Pomona College
      150 E. 4th Street
      Claremont, 91711
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      (909) 607-2671

      The Moller-Fraticelli Guitar Duo has been described as a "unique fusion of the Swedish perfection and the Argentinian passion." Award-winning European guitarist Johannes Möller's close collaboration with Argentinean guitarist Laura Fraticelli has resulted in a unique form of musical expression. Their emotional playing style as well as their strong connection and stage presence make their performances unforgettable events. The Duo has performed throughout Europe, North and South America as well as on radio and TV, and has recorded the works of Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856) for the Naxos label. Kenneth Keaton from the American Record Guide calls the duo's album "… simply the finest Mertz I've ever heard. This is tastefully played, often with heartrending beauty." The Duo's Pomona College program will include selections by Johann Kaspar Mertz and Johannes Möller and a variety of Argentinian Tangos.

  • Monday, September 18

    • Michael Klarman: "The Constitution as a Coup Against Public Opinion"
      Monday, September 18

      Michael Klarman: "The Constitution as a Coup Against Public Opinion"

      6:45 - 8:00 PM   Monday, September 18

      Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
      Claremont McKenna College
      385 East 8th Street
      From Indian Hill Blvd., east on 10th to Columbia, right on Columbia to 8th St., left on 8th street.
      Claremont, 91711
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      (909) 621-8244

      Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law, Harvard University

  • Tuesday, September 19

    • Tuesday Noon:
      You Play the Girl: A Reading and Conversation with Carina Chocano
      Tuesday, September 19

      Tuesday Noon:
      You Play the Girl: A Reading and Conversation with Carina Chocano

      12:15 PM   Tuesday, September 19

      Hampton Room, Malott Commons
      Scripps College
      345 E. 9th Street
      9th and Columbia
      Claremont, 91711
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      (909) 607-1870

      In the spirit of Roxane Gay, Rebecca Solnit, and Susan Sontag, Carina Chocano's "You Play the Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Trainwrecks, & Other Mixed Messages" examines the dramatic and often damaging ways that pop culture influences female identity. Cultural touchstones -- from Bugs Bunny to Playboy Bunnies, from "Flashdance" to Frozen -- serve as entry points to Chocano's personal reflections and surface some familiar truths about the challenges of locating oneself in the face of an often abstract ideal of womanhood.

    • Robert Wright: "Why Buddhism is True"
      Tuesday, September 19

      Robert Wright: "Why Buddhism is True"

      6:00 - 8:00 PM   Tuesday, September 19

      Mary Pickford Theater
      Claremont McKenna College
      Claremont
      (909) 621-8244

      Visiting professor of science and spirituality, Union Theological Seminary

    • Scripps Presents:
      Junot Diaz in Conversation
      Tuesday, September 19

      Scripps Presents:
      Junot Diaz in Conversation

      6:00 PM   Tuesday, September 19

      Garrison Theatre
      Scripps College
      Scripps College Performing Arts Center,
      241 E. 10th Street
      Claremont, 91711
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      (909) 607-1870

      Junot Díaz's fiction is probing and funny. It's also situated at the often challenging and always complex center of first-generation American experience. Díaz, Dominican Republican-born and New Jersey-bred, has a knack for capturing the messy, maudlin, and majestic dramas of finding one's way in a brand-new world. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" and "This Is How You Lose Her" visits Scripps to reflect on, among other things, they ways that literature and politics intersect. This program is presented in partnership with the Scripps College Humanities Institute and sponsored by the Alexa Fullerton Hampton '42 Fund.

    • Tracy Westen: "New Media Models for Civic Engagement"
      Tuesday, September 19

      Tracy Westen: "New Media Models for Civic Engagement"

      6:45 - 8:00 PM   Tuesday, September 19

      Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
      Claremont McKenna College
      385 East 8th Street
      From Indian Hill Blvd., east on 10th to Columbia, right on Columbia to 8th St., left on 8th street.
      Claremont, 91711
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      (909) 621-8244

      Director, Grassroots Enterprise, Inc.; adjunct professor of communication law and policy, USC

  • Wednesday, September 20

    • Fine Arts Foundation:
      Revolution and Ritual: Three Mexican Women Photographers
      Wednesday, September 20

      Fine Arts Foundation:
      Revolution and Ritual: Three Mexican Women Photographers

      2:00 PM   Wednesday, September 20

      Williamson Gallery
      Scripps College
      11th and Columbia
      Claremont, 91711
      (909) 626-1483

      War, indigenous cultures and inner transformation ferment in "Revolution and Ritual: The Photographs of Sara Castrejón, Graciela Iturbide and Tatiana Parcero. Dr. Mary MacNaughton" will lead a tour of the exhibition and speak about the works of three Mexican women photographers who explore and transform notions of Mexican identity in images that range from the documentary to the poetic.While Castrejón's photos portray people under the intense pressure of war, Graciela Iturbide's images shed light on life in Mexico's indigenous cultures. Tatiana Parcero takes the medium in yet another direction, creating self-portraits that incorporate spliced images of her body with cosmological maps and Aztec codices.By bringing their work into conversation, Revolution and Ritual invites readers to consider how photography has been transformed over the past century in Mexico and how it continues to respond to artists' interest in representing present and past, self and other.

    • Barry Schwartz: "The Paradox of Choice"
      Wednesday, September 20

      Barry Schwartz: "The Paradox of Choice"

      6:45 - 8:00 PM   Wednesday, September 20

      Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
      Claremont McKenna College
      385 East 8th Street
      From Indian Hill Blvd., east on 10th to Columbia, right on Columbia to 8th St., left on 8th street.
      Claremont, 91711
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      (909) 621-8244

      Lecturer, U.C. Berkeley, Haas School of Business; Dorwin Cartwright Professor Emeritus of Social Theory and Social Action, Swarthmore College

  • Thursday, September 21

    • Lori Kozlowski '00: "Media Literacy 101: What Has Journalism Done For Me Lately?
      Thursday, September 21

      Lori Kozlowski '00: "Media Literacy 101: What Has Journalism Done For Me Lately?

      12:15 - 1:00 PM   Thursday, September 21

      Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
      Claremont McKenna College
      385 East 8th Street
      From Indian Hill Blvd., east on 10th to Columbia, right on Columbia to 8th St., left on 8th street.
      Claremont, 91711
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      (909) 621-8244

      Journalist, editor, producer and media executive

    • Art After Hours at the Pomona College Museum of Art
      Thursday, September 21

      Art After Hours at the Pomona College Museum of Art

      5:00 - 11:00 PM   Thursday, September 21

      Pomona College Museum of Art
      Pomona College
      330 North College Avenue
      Claremont, 91711
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      (909) 607-7543

      Art After Hours offers a variety of programming including live music concerts sponsored by KSPC 88.7 FM, lectures, panels, workshops, tours, film screenings and performances in conjunction with museum exhibitions and in partnership with student and academic groups across the campuses. Art After Hours expands access to the museum as a dynamic venue that presents art as an integral part of campus life. If you are a student, group or department interested in planning and/or sponsoring events during Art After Hours, please contact Justine Bae at justine.bae@pomona.edu or (909) 607-7543. For schedule of events, visit www.pomona.edu/museum/art-after-hours

    • Scripps Presents:
      Levitt on the Lawn: Meklit
      Thursday, September 21

      Scripps Presents:
      Levitt on the Lawn: Meklit

      6:30 PM   Thursday, September 21

      Bowling Green
      Scripps College
      1030 Columbia Ave.
      Claremont, 91711
      (909) 607-1870

      Meklit's fusion of jazz and folk is filtered through her native Ethiopian musical lens. A Yale graduate who now calls San Francisco home, her music is wry and exuberant -- one only need to appreciate this subtle and mesmerizing songstress. "She sings of fragility, hope and self-empowerment, and exudes all three. What's irresistible, above all, is her cradling, sensuous, gentle sound. She is stunning," writes The San Francisco Chronicle.This program is part of an ongoing series supported by Levitt Foundation and Elizabeth Levitt Hirsch '74.

    • Kate Manne: "Don't Even Go There: How Misogyny Turns On Gaslighting"
      Thursday, September 21

      Kate Manne: "Don't Even Go There: How Misogyny Turns On Gaslighting"

      6:45 - 8:00 PM   Thursday, September 21

      Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
      Claremont McKenna College
      385 East 8th Street
      From Indian Hill Blvd., east on 10th to Columbia, right on Columbia to 8th St., left on 8th street.
      Claremont, 91711
      Map this Address
      (909) 621-8244

      Assistant professor of philosophy, Cornell University

    • Moody Lecture: "It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Becomes a Mathematician," Allison Henrich, Seat
      Thursday, September 21

      Moody Lecture: "It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Becomes a Mathematician," Allison Henrich, Seat

      7:00 - 8:30 PM   Thursday, September 21

      Shanahan Center
      Harvey Mudd College
      320 East Foothill Boulevard
      Claremont, 91711
      (909) 621-8023

      Play is essential for human flourishing. Whether you are a poet or a scientist, a grandparent or a child, play can powerfully enrich your life. For mathematicians, play is essential for building intuition. For undergraduates, play can inspire a desire to get involved in mathematical research. The world of knots provides fertile ground for understanding these connections. Playing games on knot diagrams can give us intuition about knotty structures, while learning about the theory of knots can reveal the "magic" behind rope tricks and excite us to learn more.Allison Henrich is an associate professor at Seattle University and the 2015 recipient of the the MAA Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching. She has a keen interest in studying knots from a mathematical perspective and, inspired by conversations with Art Benjamin, she is beginning work on a book with Louis Kauffman on the mathematics of rope tricks.

  • Saturday, September 23

    • Botany 101

      9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

      Botany 101
      Saturday, September 23

      Botany 101

      9:00 AM - 5:00 PM   Saturday, September 23

      Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
      Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
      1500 N. College Avenue
      Claremont, CA, 91711
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      (909) 625-8767

      In this two-day class, take your passion for plants to the next level with an introduction to botany! You will be introduced to plants' physiology from their roots to their shoots, and will explore concepts of their biological evolution, taxonomy and ecology. This class will provide you with a larger overview of the diversity of plants found all around us and equip you with a grounded set of plant ID skills!

      $150 Public | $125 Members

    • Orfeus

      8:00 PM

      Orfeus
      Saturday, September 23

      Orfeus

      8:00 PM   Saturday, September 23

      Bridges Hall of Music
      Pomona College
      150 E. 4th Street
      Claremont, 91711
      Map this Address
      (909) 607-2671

      "Orfeus,"The world's first house music opera, written and produced by Nmon Ford, is a mashup of opera, house music, theater and film. Orfeus rebirths the ancient Roman myth of Orpheus and Euridice, first introduced to the world in Ovid's epic poem, Metamorphoses. Grammy-winning baritone Nmon Ford returns to Pomona College from his recent performances of the title role in Mendelssohn's Elijah last spring to bring his stunning and new cutting-edge production.

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