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  • Sunday, April 15

    • Wildflower Weekend

      10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

      Wildflower Weekend
      Sunday, April 15

      Wildflower Weekend

      10:00 AM - 4:00 PM   Sunday, April 15

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

      Visit your backyard superbloom at California's Native Garden. Experience a beautiful exhibition of California wildflowers and enjoy wildflower activities, from guided walks and plein air painting to floral arranging and more!

      Free with Garden admission. April 16 is Senior Monday; everyone 65+ receives free admission.

    • Pomona College Choir and Orchestra
      Sunday, April 15

      Pomona College Choir and Orchestra

      3:00 PM   Sunday, April 15

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

      The Pomona College Choir, Donna M. Di Grazia, conductor and Pomona College Orchestra, Eric Lindholm, conductor offer a Friday and a Sunday performance of this program with guest soloists Hayden Eberhart (soprano) and Scott Graff (baritone) under the baton of Eric Lindholm.

    • HMC Concert Series: Claremont Concert Choir & Claremont Treble Singers
      Sunday, April 15

      HMC Concert Series: Claremont Concert Choir & Claremont Treble Singers

      7:00 PM   Sunday, April 15

      Drinkward Recital Hall
      Harvey Mudd College
      320 East Foothill Blvd.
      claremont, 91711
      Map this location.
      (909) 621-8022

      Works by Alves, Gregorio, Vaughan Williams and others.

  • Monday, April 16

    • Wildflower Weekend

      10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

      Wildflower Weekend
      Monday, April 16

      Wildflower Weekend

      10:00 AM - 4:00 PM   Monday, April 16

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

      Visit your backyard superbloom at California's Native Garden. Experience a beautiful exhibition of California wildflowers and enjoy wildflower activities, from guided walks and plein air painting to floral arranging and more!

      Free with Garden admission. April 16 is Senior Monday; everyone 65+ receives free admission.

    • Hixon Center Black, Gold and Green Talk: Bruce Reznik, Los Angeles Waterkeeper
      Monday, April 16

      Hixon Center Black, Gold and Green Talk: Bruce Reznik, Los Angeles Waterkeeper

      12:00 - 1:15 PM   Monday, April 16

      Shanahan Center
      Harvey Mudd College
      320 East Foothill Boulevard
      Claremont, 91711
      (909) 607-7623

      Bruce Reznik is a water expert who has served since September 2015 as the executive director of the Los Angeles Waterkeeper, where he directs the organization's programmatic and advocacy efforts. The L.A. Waterkeeper's mission, since its founding in 1993, "is to protect and restore the Santa Monica Bay, San Pedro Bay and adjacent waters through enforcement, fieldwork and community action. [The Waterkeeper] work[s] to achieve this goal through litigation and regulatory programs that ensure water quality protections in waterways throughout L.A. County."

      Reznik will speak about the state's water resources and how the historic drought has and will continue to shape water policy and management in California. He will also discuss L.A. Waterkeeper and the organization's efforts in the region.

      Lunch is provided.

    • Thomas Crow

      6:45 - 8:00 PM

      Thomas Crow
      Monday, April 16

      Thomas Crow

      6:45 - 8:00 PM   Monday, April 16

      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

      Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art, New York University.

  • Tuesday, April 17

    • Department of Chemistry Seminar: "Medicinal Chemistry in Industrial Drug Discovery," Rachel Nishimur
      Tuesday, April 17

      Department of Chemistry Seminar: "Medicinal Chemistry in Industrial Drug Discovery," Rachel Nishimur

      11:00 AM - 12:00 PM   Tuesday, April 17

      Galileo Hall
      Harvey Mudd College
      240 E. Platt Blvd.
      Claremont, 91711
      (909) 621-8092

      Rachel Nishimura '09
      Medicinal Chemist at The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

      Chemistry alumna Rachel Nishimura will discuss her career at The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. Janssen Research & Development is united and energized by one mission: to discover and develop innovative medicines and solutions that transform individuals' lives and solve the most important unmet medical needs of our time.

      Nishimura is a medicinal chemist at Janssen Research & Development, LLC in La Jolla, California. She received a B.S. in chemistry from Harvey Mudd College, where she worked on the green and biomimetic synthesis of natural products. She was a chemist at the Synthetic Natural Gas Plant of Hawaii Gas before joining Janssen in 2010. Her research is focused on small-molecule programs in immunology, and she is a co-inventor on 13 patent applications. She has been a member of the ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable since 2014.

    • Pomona Student Recital
      Tuesday, April 17

      Pomona Student Recital

      8:15 PM   Tuesday, April 17

      Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building
      Pomona College
      340 N. College Ave.
      Claremont, 91711
      (909) 607-2671

      Students taking private lessons perform solos and chamber selections they've worked on during the semester.

  • Wednesday, April 18

    • Fine Arts Foundation:
      The Art Detectives
      Wednesday, April 18

      Fine Arts Foundation:
      The Art Detectives

      2:00 PM   Wednesday, April 18

      Hampton Room, Malott Commons
      Scripps College
      345 E. 9th Street
      9th and Columbia
      Claremont, 91711
      Map this Address
      (831) 246-1610

      Art conservators are in the business of cheating time and managing change: slowing down the inevitable rate of loss of our art, architecture, archaeology and archives. Scripps Professor Eric Doehne tells the story of how a new generation is using science and technology to solve longstanding conservation problems and gain insights into heritage, ranging from Stradivarius violins to Van Gogh's paintings, and he reveals how potato chip technology and Ellen Browning Scripps helped save Egypt's mummies.

    • Barbara Koremenos: "International Law is More American than Partisan (or It Used to Be)"
      Wednesday, April 18

      Barbara Koremenos: "International Law is More American than Partisan (or It Used to Be)"

      6:45 - 8:00 PM   Wednesday, April 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
      Map this Address
      (909) 621-8244

      Associate professor of political science, University of Michigan.

  • Thursday, April 19

    • 5C Red Cross Blood Drive

      11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

      5C Red Cross Blood Drive
      Thursday, April 19

      5C Red Cross Blood Drive

      11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   Thursday, April 19

      Edmunds Ballroom, Smith Campus Center
      Pomona College
      170 E. Sixth Street
      Claremont, 91711
      (909) 621-8000

      Join the 5C Red Cross Club for their second blood drive of the semester. All are welcome to donate.

    • Art After Hours at the Pomona College Museum of Art
      Thursday, April 19

      Art After Hours at the Pomona College Museum of Art

      5:00 - 11:00 PM   Thursday, April 19

      Pomona College Museum of Art
      Pomona College
      330 North College Avenue
      Claremont, 91711
      Map this Address
      (909) 621-8283

      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, https://www.pomona.edu/museum/art-after-hours

    • Physics on the Edge of Sanity: From 
Quantum 
Mechanics
 to 
Black Holes to 
the Big Bang:
      Black Holes
      Thursday, April 19

      Physics on the Edge of Sanity: From 
Quantum 
Mechanics
 to 
Black Holes to 
the Big Bang:
      Black Holes

      5:00 - 6:30 PM   Thursday, April 19

      Galileo Hall
      Harvey Mudd College
      240 E. Platt Blvd.
      Claremont, 91711
      (661) 233-2207

      "Black Holes"
      Black holes are the most extreme phenomena in the universe. They push the limits of our imagination and drive our formulations of the laws of nature to their breaking point. Vatche Sahakian, Harvey Mudd College associate professor of physics, discusses the theory of relativity -- both special and general -- which allows us to understand a cornucopia of puzzles associated with black holes.

      This public lecture on ideas at the forefront of modern theoretical physics is aimed at a general audience. We will talk about the philosophical underpinnings of modern physics; the fuzzy world as described by quantum mechanics; black holes and the skewing of space and time by motion and energy; the latest perspectives on cosmology and our universe, and the puzzles they lead us to; and finally we will touch upon new ideas from string theory and the frontiers of physics. Visual interactive simulations will be used in lieu of equations and mathematics. The target audience includes anyone with a high school education.

    • Exclusive Nationalisms: Global Migration and Immigration:
      Administrative Belongings: Race, Sexuality, and Capitalist Violence
      Thursday, April 19

      Exclusive Nationalisms: Global Migration and Immigration:
      Administrative Belongings: Race, Sexuality, and Capitalist Violence

      6:00 - 7:30 PM   Thursday, April 19

      Humanities Auditorium
      Scripps College
      Claremont, 91711
      (909) 621-8237

      In this talk, Reddy will focus on the unprecedented expansion of the administrative and bio-political powers of the U.S. state since the nineteen-sixties. The administration of social difference became, he argues, a crucial feature of the multicultural state, creating new sources for its authority and use of violence. By conjoining the institutionalization of "anti-racist" civil rights (through the Civil Rights Act of 1964) with a seismic expansion of state administrative powers into domains such as housing, health, education and municipality for their "enforcement," administrative power became the secret fulcrum by which the multicultural welfare state gathered for itself new powers to control, dominate and internally differentiate populations of "fully" enfranchised citizens, creating new conditions for the power over life and death and the management of racial capitalist inequalities. Yet queer indigenous and queer of color activisms offer the keenest critique of this rights-based administrative order and its death-dealing powers, creating forms of relationality that are unimaginable within and antagonistic to the norms of the rights-based political state and the capitalist social relations it violently enforces.

  • Friday, April 20

    • Becoming Narratives - A Conversation with Amanda Apgar
      Friday, April 20

      Becoming Narratives - A Conversation with Amanda Apgar

      12:00 - 1:00 PM   Friday, April 20

      Scripps College
      Scripps College
      Claremont, 91711
      (909) 621-8274

      This event is open to the public. Lunch will be provided. RSVP for lunch by Thursday, March 29 to ifc@scrippscollege.edu.

    • Friday Noon Concert: Music by Francisco Castillo and Antonio Pasculli
      Friday, April 20

      Friday Noon Concert: Music by Francisco Castillo and Antonio Pasculli

      12:15 PM   Friday, April 20

      Balch Auditorium
      Scripps College
      10th and Columbia
      1030 Columbia Avenue
      Claremont, 91711
      Map this Address
      (909) 607-3266

      Francisco Castillo (Pomona), English horn and oboe; Mary Dropkin (Pomona), harp; guest artist, voice. Sponsored by the departments of music at Pomona and Scripps Colleges. Doors open at noon. Admission is free and open to the public. Food is not permitted in the auditorium. All artists and programs subject to change.

    • Book Reception: "Lou Harrison: American Musical Maverick"
      Friday, April 20

      Book Reception: "Lou Harrison: American Musical Maverick"

      3:30 - 4:30 PM   Friday, April 20

      Shanahan Center, Room B450
      Harvey Mudd College
      Claremont, 91711
      (909) 621-8022

      Book Reception
      "Lou Harrison: American Musical Maverick" by Bill Alves (HMC Professor of Music) and Brett Campbell (Portland State University English faculty)

      In this biography, authors Bill Alves and Brett Campbell trace Harrison's life and career from the diverse streets of San Francisco, where he studied with music experimentalist Henry Cowell and Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg, and where he discovered his love for all things non-traditional (Beat poetry, parties and men); to the competitive performance industry in New York, where he subsequently launched his career as a composer, conducted Charles Ives's Third Symphony at Carnegie Hall (winning the elder composer a Pulitzer Prize), and experienced a devastating mental breakdown; to the experimental arts institution of Black Mountain College where he was involved in the first "happenings" with Cage, Cunningham and others; and finally, back to California where he would become a strong voice in human rights and environmental campaigns and compose some of the most eclectic pieces of his career.

      Presented by the HMC Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts

    • Contemporary Adaptations of Asian Menu Styles in US Gourmet Restaurants
      Friday, April 20

      Contemporary Adaptations of Asian Menu Styles in US Gourmet Restaurants

      4:15 PM   Friday, April 20

      Hahn Building
      Pomona College
      420 Harvard Avenue
      Claremont, 91711
      Map this Address
      (909) 607-2924

      Dr. Alison Pearlman asks why U.S. gourmet restaurants, places renowned for their experimental or superior-quality cuisine, have borrowed from and made particular alterations to Japanese omakase and Chinese dimsum. Her answer, a provisional one, considers how these menu formats and their modifications serve the reputational and business interests of today's ambitious chefs.

    • Scripps Senior Flute Recital: Amanda Wen
      Friday, April 20

      Scripps Senior Flute Recital: Amanda Wen

      7:00 PM   Friday, April 20

      Boone Recital Hall, Scripps College Performing Arts Center
      Scripps College
      241 E. 10th Street
      Claremont, 91711
      Map this location.
      (909) 607-3266

      Music of Bach, Doppler, Faure, Mozart, and Katherine Hoover.
      Kyungmi Kim (Scripps staff accompanist), piano and harpsichord. All events are free and open to the public. All artists and programs subject to change.

  • Saturday, April 21

    • Sacred SISTAH's 8th Annual STEAM Conference for Middle & High School African American Girls
      Saturday, April 21

      Sacred SISTAH's 8th Annual STEAM Conference for Middle & High School African American Girls

      9:00 AM - 2:30 PM   Saturday, April 21

      Shanahan Center
      Harvey Mudd College
      320 East Foothill Boulevard
      Claremont, 91711
      (909) 607-4575

      "Global Solution Seekers: Challenging Limits Beyond Expectations"

      This conference introduces African American female youth to careers in science, technology, engineering and math and to professional women practicing in the aforementioned fields.

      For more information, please call (909) 910-7564 or email info@sacredsistahsinc.org.

    • The Plant Lover's Intro to Photography
      Saturday, April 21

      The Plant Lover's Intro to Photography

      10:00 AM - 12:00 PM   Saturday, April 21

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

      Plants come in such a diversity of intriguing patterns and colors! But it can be a challenge to photograph them. Join botanist and photographer Keir Morse for an introduction to digital photography with special emphasis on how to photograph plants! Don't forget your camera!

      $25 Public | $20 Members

    • Inland Pacific Ballet Presents Cinderella
      Saturday, April 21

      Inland Pacific Ballet Presents Cinderella

      2:00 PM   Saturday, April 21

      Bridges Auditorium
      Pomona College
      450 N. College Way
      Claremont, 91711
      (909) 607-1139

      Inland Pacific Ballet's Cinderella returns to the stage with a charming cast of characters.

      Premium - $49
      Child - $26
      Senior - $38
      Adult - $41

    • Scripps Senior Piano Recital: Sarah Yaghmaee
      Saturday, April 21

      Scripps Senior Piano Recital: Sarah Yaghmaee

      4:00 PM   Saturday, April 21

      Boone Recital Hall, Scripps College Performing Arts Center
      Scripps College
      241 E. 10th Street
      Claremont, 91711
      Map this location.
      (909) 607-3266

      Music of Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Scarlatti and Shostakovich. All events are free and open to the public. All artists and programs subject to change.

    • Inland Pacific Ballet Presents Cinderella
      Saturday, April 21

      Inland Pacific Ballet Presents Cinderella

      7:30 PM   Saturday, April 21

      Bridges Auditorium
      Pomona College
      450 N. College Way
      Claremont, 91711
      (909) 607-1139

      Inland Pacific Ballet's Cinderella returns to the stage with a charming cast of characters.

      Premium - $49
      Child - $26
      Senior - $38
      Adult - $41

    • Pomona Senior Recital
      Saturday, April 21

      Pomona Senior Recital

      8:00 PM   Saturday, April 21

      Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building
      Pomona College
      340 N. College Ave.
      Claremont, 91711
      (909) 607-2671

      Pomona College seniors Eric Cooper, cello; Savannah Meadors, cello; and Evan Iliakis, piano will join forces to present a joint senior recital featuring the music by Barber, Boccherini, Brahms and Hindemith.

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