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November 2013 Events at Pomona College

Pomona College, one of the nation’s premier liberal arts colleges, is sponsoring the following on-campus events. Each of these events is open to the public and free of charge unless otherwise noted.

Oct. 31-Nov. 3 - Theatre: “In the Blood”—Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 2 p.m., Pomona College Seaver Theatre (300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont). In this modern tragedy inspired by Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks takes us into the heart of homelessness, despair, survival and redemption.  Directed by Kenshaka Ali. Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 students, staff, faculty and seniors and can be purchased online at: www.theatre.pomona.edu/contact/ticket-information/ or via telephone at: (909) 607-4375.

Nov. 2 - Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Dinner—6 p.m., Pomona College Edmunds Ballroom (Smith Campus Center, 170 East Sixth St., Claremont). The Pomona-Pitzer Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Dinner will honor: Tony Fadulu '94 (Pitzer, football), Matthew Smart '00 (Pomona, diving), Jim Wogulis '83 (Pomona, track and field), Laura Bishop Knoll '03 (Pomona cross country and track and field), Luke Smude '02 (Pomona, baseball). The reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person and reservations are required by Friday, Oct. 25. Contact Kirk Reynolds at kreynolds@pomona.edu.

Nov. 2 - Performance Art: “Control Signal”—8 p.m., Pitzer College Broad Performance Space (1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont). Performance artist Karen Christopher PO'85 presents "Control Signal," which through sound textures, spoken text and actions that build visual statements, two people amble, dance, and tremble through a series of ideas about invisible influences.  Contact: clachaal@students.pitzer.edu.

Nov. 2 - Music of the Middle East—8 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Auditorium (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont). The UC Santa Barbara Middle East Ensemble – Scott Marcus, director; Cris Basimah, dance director; Susan Rudnicki, percussion director – offers traditional and contemporary music and dance from Arab, Turkish, Persian, Armenian, and other cultures. Contact: concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671 or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

Nov. 6 - An Acoustic Evening with Ben Harper—8 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Auditorium (450 N. College Way, Claremont). Musician, artist and activist Ben Harper and his trademark Weissenborn guitar stun audiences with incendiary live performances and timeless songwriting, performing southern Gospel, ’70s funk, blues, reggae and rock. Tickets are $30 and $49.50 and available for purchase at www.pomona.edu/bridges or at (909) 607-1139 or at the Bridges Box Office, Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Contact: kathleen.etter@pomona.edu.

Nov. 7 - Farm Stand— 4-5:30 p.m., Pomona College Smith Campus Center Courtyard (170 E. Sixth St., Claremont) Produce, fruit and herbs from Pomona College’s Organic Farm will be available for purchase. The proceeds from the sale will go directly towards Farm supplies. Contact: farm@pomona.edu.

Nov. 7 - Art After Hours—5-11 p.m., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont). Live music co-sponsored by KSPC 88.7 FM accompanies lectures, panels, workshops, tours, film screenings and performances in conjunction with Museum exhibitions and student and academic groups. Contact: (909) 607-7543 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.

Nov. 8 - Friday Noon Concert Series—12:15 p.m., Scripps College Balch Auditorium (1030 Columba Ave, Claremont).  Jonathan Wright (Pomona faculty), violin, Roger Lebow (Pomona faculty), cello, Stephan Moss (Pomona/Scripps staff), piano, perform Beethoven’s Variations on Ich bin ein Schneider Kakadu, Op. 121a and Piano Trio, Op. 120 by Fauré. Contact: concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671 or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

Nov. 12 - “The Heart of the Liberal Arts: Humanities in the Liberal Arts College” Speaker Series: “The Heart of the Matter, Revisited” with Steven S. Koblik—8 p.m., Pomona College Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont). Steven S. Koblik, president of The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens will speak on “The Heart of the Matter, Revisited.” Contact: nancy.jugan@pomona.edu.

Nov. 14 - Art After Hours—5-11 p.m., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont). Live music co-sponsored by KSPC 88.7 FM accompanies lectures, panels, workshops, tours, film screenings and performances in conjunction with Museum exhibitions and student and academic groups. Contact: (909) 607-7543 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.

Nov. 14 - Film: Two Spirits—6:30 p.m., Pomona College Queer Resource Center (Walton Commons, 396 E. 6th St., Claremont). Two Spirits interweaves the tragic story of a mother's loss of her son with a revealing look at a time when the world wasn't simply divided into male and female and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with Michelle Enfield, Shawn Imitates Dog and Gabriel Estrada. Contact: (909) 607-7693.

Nov. 15 - Friday Noon Concert Series—12:15 p.m., Scripps College Balch Auditorium (1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont). Trio Lykos, with Rachel V. Huang (Scripps faculty), violin, Roger Lebow (Pomona faculty), cello, Gayle Blankenburg (Pomona/Scripps faculty), piano, perform Schubert’s Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 99. Contact: concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671 or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

Nov. 15  - Lecture: “China’s Early Environmental History”—3 p.m., Pomona College Pearsons 101.  Prof. Robert Marks (Whittier College) will cover the environmental history of China from prehistory to 1800. Contact: ge004747@pomona.edu or (909) 607-3075.

Nov. 16 - Reel Rock Film Tour—8 p.m., Pomona College Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont). The eighth annual Reel Rock Film Tour brings the best in climbing and adventure films to local audiences across the globe. Reel Rock shows are spirited events where climbers and outdoors lovers come together to celebrate and sample the ultimate in adventure filmmaking. Prize giveaways and a pre-film open house will be held at the Outdoor Education Center. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for Claremont Colleges students, staff and faculty. Watch the trailer at: www.youtube.com/iRQh50lAl4Y. Contact: oec@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2531.

Nov. 21 - Farm Stand—4-5:30 p.m., Pomona College Smith Campus Center Courtyard (170 E. Sixth St., Claremont) Produce, fruit and herbs from Pomona College’s Organic Farm will be available for purchase. The proceeds from the sale will go directly towards Farm supplies. Contact: farm@pomona.edu.

Nov. 21 - Art After Hours “Physics in the Museum”—5-11 p.m., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont). Art After Hours presents an artist workshop with “Project Series 47” artist Krysten Cunningham on “Sensing Your World Line in the Fabric of Space/Time,” and a talk on biophysics and the high speed camera given by Pomona College Prof. of Physics Dwight Whitaker. Contact: (909) 607-7543 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.

Nov. 21-24 - “Free As Air” World Premiere—Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 2 p.m., Pomona College Allen Theatre (Seaver Theatre Complex, 300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont). “Free As Air” is a collaboratively devised performance work taking on the subject of air.  Conceived and directed by performance artist Karen Christopher ’85. “Free As Air” is sponsored in part by the Mellon Elemental Arts initiative at Pomona College. Tickets are $10 general admission; $5 students, staff, faculty and seniors. Purchase at: www.theatre.pomona.edu/contact/ticket-information/ or via phone. Contact: (909) 607-4377.

Nov. 22  - Lecture: “Women Adrift: Modern Japanese Women Writers and the Imperial Body”—3 p.m., Pomona College Hahn 108 (420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont).  Prof. Noriko Horiguchi (University of Tennessee) will discuss three modern Japanese women writers and their support of imperial Japan. Contact: ge004747@pomona.edu or (909) 607-3075.

Nov. 22 - SCAMFest 2013—7:30 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Auditorium (450 N. College Way, Claremont). The Annual Southern California A Capella Music Festival showcases the best in collegiate a capella music, as a capella groups from all over Southern California and the Claremont Colleges show off their vocal talents.  Contact: (909) 607-1139 or kathleen.etter@pomona.edu or visit the Claremont Shades website at: www.claremontshades.com.

Nov. 22 & 24 - Pomona College Band – 8 p.m., Fri.; 3 p.m., Sun., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont). Pomona College Professor of Music Graydon Beeks will conduct the Pomona College Band as they perform works by Ives, Shepherd and others. Contact: concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671 or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

Nov. 23 - Pomona College Jazz Ensemble—8 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont). Under the leadership of Barb Catlin, the ensemble will perform selections from across the jazz spectrum. Contact: concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671 or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

Nov. 26 - Fall Faculty Lecture Series: “Neon Slaves, Electric Savages or How Does a Wired Thing Understand? Mapping Black Women’s Agency via Afrofuturism”— noon, Pomona College Blue Room, Frank Dining Hall (260 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont). Professor of English and Africana Studies Valorie Thomas will speak on “Neon Slaves, Electric Savages or How Does a Wired Thing Understand? Mapping Black Women’s Agency via Afrofuturism.” Contact: (909) 607-3452 or amy.crown@pomona.edu.

Ongoing Exhibitions

Sept. 3 – Dec. 22 - Pomona College Museum of Art Fall Exhibitions —noon-5 p.m., Tues.-Sun., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont).  The fall exhibitions at Pomona College Museum of Art are: “David Michalek: Figure Studies”; “John Divola: As Far As I Could Get”; “Project Series 46: Hirokazu Kosaka: On the Verandah Selected Works 1969-1974”; and “Resonant Minds: Abstraction and Perception.” Contact: (909) 607-7543 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.

Oct. 31-Dec. 22 - Pomona College Museum of Art: "Project Series 47: Krysten Cunningham: Ret, Scutch, Heckle" —noon-5 p.m., Tues.-Sun., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont). "Project Series 47: Krysten Cunningham: Ret, Scutch, Heckle" will present sculpture and drawings by Los Angeles-based artist Krysten Cunningham, whose practice entails an open-minded interrogation of physical realities. Using materials as diverse as hand-dyed yarn and machined metal parts, Cunningham explores three—and even four—dimensional space. Contact: (909) 607-7543 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.