December 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.
Dec 2 & 3 Pacific Basin Institute Student Film Presentations—noon, Pomona College Oldenborg Center (350 N. College Way, Claremont). Pomona College students will present films they produced, sponsored by the Pacific Basin Institute: Danielle Holstein PO ’14, “Sorry, We Have No Mints, Please Take a Condom Instead”; Clara Engle PO ’15, “民以食为天: For the People, Food is Heaven”; “Charlie Neibel PO ’15, “Build”; Thuy Tien Le PO ’16, “Leprosy Now: the Community at Nui San”; and Yi Luo CMC ’15, “Wolong: On the Edge.” Contact: (909) 607-7467 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec 4 Lecture: “Junkyard Planet: Adventures in China and Beyond Tracking the Global Billion-Dollar Trash Trade”—4:15 p.m., Pomona College Hahn 108 (420 Harvard Ave., Claremont). American journalist Adam Minter’s talk will look at the politics, ethics, and economics of the recycling business. Illustrated with the speaker's photographs of scrapyards around the world and peppered with stories of his far-flung travels, Minter will discuss material from his new book, Junkyard Planet, and from his popular blog, Shanghai Scrap. Minter has contributed to The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times, and is the Shanghai correspondent for Bloomberg World View. He regularly speaks to groups about the global waste and recycling trade including, in 2008, an invited address at the Royal Geographic Society, London. Contact: (909) 607-7109 or email@example.com.
Dec 4 Concert: Pomona College Sea Chanty and Maritime Music Ensemble – Gibb Schreffler, director—8 p.m., Pomona College Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building (340 N. College Ave., Claremont). The student ensemble performs songs and chanties from the Age of Sailing Ships, in African-American, Irish-American, British and Caribbean traditions. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 607-2671 or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.
Dec. 5 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: email@example.com.
Dec 5 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.
Dec. 6 & Dec. 8. Pomona College Choir—8 p.m., Dec. 6; 3 p.m., Dec. 8., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont). Pomona College's large choir will perform Benjamin Britten’s Hymn to St. Cecilia, Handel's Let God Arise, and other works by Rossini, Verdi, Mendelssohn and Gounod. Contact: email@example.com or (909) 607-2671 or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.
Dec. 7-8 & Dec. 14-15 Inland Pacific Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” with the Pomona College Orchestra—1 p.m. & 7 p.m., Dec. 7; 1 p.m. & 3 p.m., Dec. 8; 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., Dec. 14; 1 p.m., Dec. 15, Pomona College Bridges Auditorium (450 N. College Way, Claremont). Inland Pacific Ballet's “The Nutcracker” with music by the Pomona College Orchestra, with Eric Lindholm conducting, presents spectacular holiday ballet with dazzling sets, beautiful costumes, and more than 100 dancers on stage. To purchase tickets, visit: www.pomona.edu/administration/bridges-auditorium/. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 607-1139.
Dec. 9 Africa Initiative: Voices on Africa Series: “Covering Africa for The New York Times: Journalism from the Bottom”—5:30 p.m., Pomona College Blue Room, Frank Dining Hall (260 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont). Adam Nossiter, West and Central Africa bureau chief for The New York Times, will speak. Contact: email@example.com.
Dec. 9 Giri Kusuma: Pomona College Balinese Ensemble—8 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont). Nyoman Wenten, music director, and Nanik Wenten, dance director, lead the ensemble and guest performers in a program of traditional and contemporary Balinese music and dance. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 607-2671 or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.
Dec. 10 & 11 Pomona College Student Recitals— 7 p.m., Pomona College Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building (340 N. College Ave., Claremont). Students in advanced music lessons present selections. Contact: email@example.com or (909) 607-2671 or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.
Dec. 12 “Must See” Asian Film Series—7 p.m., Pomona College Mason Hall (550 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont). A screening of Tampopo (Japan, 1985) presented by the Asian Languages & Literature and Asian Studies departments and the Pacific Basin Institute’s "Must See" Asian Film Series. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec. 22 “Tony Kenny's Christmastime in Ireland”—1 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Auditorium (450 N. College Way, Claremont). Imagine Christmastime in Ireland. A warm turf fire on a cold night, a rousing sing-along by the hearth, favorite Christmas songs and hymns, laughter as everyone gathers for a sampling of Irish wit and wisdom, and the joyfulness of youthful dancing in celebration of the holidays. This show will have you singing, clapping and laughing from the beginning to end, celebrating the Christmas season. Tickets are $25, with discounts available through the box office for Claremont Colleges faculty/staff. To purchase tickets, visit: www.pomona.edu/administration/bridges-auditorium/. Contact: email@example.com or (909) 607-1139.
Through 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 47: Krysten Cunningham: Ret, Scutch, Heckle”; and “Resonant Minds: Abstraction and Perception.” Contact: (909) 607-7543 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.