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April 2014 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.

April 1 Lecture: Célestin Monga: “Governance and Economic Growth in Africa: Rethinking the Conventional Paradigm”—noon, Pomona College Carnegie 109 (425 N. College Ave., Claremont). Célestin Monga, a Cameroonian author, prodemocracy activist and macroeconomist at the World Bank, will deliver a talk on governance and economic growth in Africa. Contact: (909) 607-2496 or pierre.englebert@pomona.edu.

April 2 Pomona College Student Recital—8:15 p.m., Pomona College Lyman Hall (Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont). Students perform selections they have worked on during the semester. Contact: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

April 3 Art After Hours—5-11 p.m., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont). Live music co-sponsored by KSPC accompanies Pomona College Museum of Art exhibitions and programming. Contact: (909) 607-7543 or museuminfo@pomona.edu.

April 3 Lecture: Leon Botstein on “Arts and Humanities”—8 p.m., Pomona College Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont).  Prof. Leon Botstein (president, Bard College; music director and principal conductor, American Symphony Orchestra) will give a lecture as part of the year-long speaker series on "The Heart of the Liberal Arts: Humanities in the Liberal Arts College," which brings seven prominent speakers from various disciplines to campus to explore the changing role and the continuing importance of the humanities in the context of a liberal arts education. Contact: nancy.jugan@pomona.edu.

April 4 Film: Nature’s Invitation—5 p.m., Pomona College Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont). Nature’s Invitation is a documentary about Canada’s quest to get new immigrants in touch with natural areas of Canada. It features many expert researchers on nature including Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods. The film screening will conclude with a panel discussion with the film's director and Pomona faculty. Refreshments will be provided. Contact: (909) 607-2531 or oec@pomona.edu or visit: www.facebook.com/events/611510002264501/.

April 4 Film: Psychohydrography—7 p.m., Pomona College Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont). A film screening and discussion with filmmaker, Peter Bo Rappmund, on the L.A. River and its larger system, kicks off the "L.A. River: Past, Present, Future" Conference. Contact (909) 607-3914 or ggorse@pomona.edu.

April 4 Senior Recital: Composer William Appleton ’14—8 p.m., Pomona College Lyman Hall (Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont). Student performers will perform the music of William Appleton ’14. Contact (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

April 5 Symposium: “The L.A. River: Revival and Restoration”—9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pomona College Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont). Lewis MacAdams (poet and president of Friends of the L.A. River), William Deverell (USC historian and authority on the L.A. River), Mia Lehrer (L.A. architect and consultant to the L.A. River Rehabilitation project), and Lauren Bon, an L.A. artist who has proposed a sustainable artwork for the L.A. River, will speak. The lecture will be followed by a roundtable discussion. Contact (909) 607-3914 or ggorse@pomona.edu.

April 5 Farm Volunteer Hours—10 a.m.-12 p.m., Pomona College Organic Farm (130 Amherst Ave, Claremont). All ages and skill levels are welcome to assist with work on the Organic Farm. There will be staff on hand to direct a work project, and volunteers are welcome to take home produce. Contact: (909) 607-8341 or farm@pomona.edu or visit: www.farm.pomona.edu.

April 5 Film: Rock the Boat—7 p.m., Pomona College Hahn 101 (420 Harvard Ave., Claremont). The award-winning film on the L.A. River, Rock the Boat: Saving America's Wildest River, will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Thea Mercouffer, to conclude the conference on the L.A. River. Contact (909) 607-3914 or ggorse@pomona.edu.

April 5 The 2nd Annual Honoring the Elements Powwow—10 a.m.-9 p.m., Pomona College Hammer Throw Field (295 E. First St., Claremont). Sponsored by The Draper Center for Community Partnerships, the Indigenous Student Alliance (ISA), and the Mellon Arts Initiative, and local Native American community members, the day will feature a wide variety of Native cultural experiences, including drumming performances. Contact: (909) 607-9994 or scott.scoggins@pomona.edu.  

April 5 Senior Recital: Music and Mentalism with Albert Chang ’14—8 p.m., Pomona College Lyman Hall (Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont). Albert Chang ’14, violin, will perform music by Bach, Kreisler and Vitali, with magic interspersed. Contact: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

April 6 Concert: “Performing the Sacred: A Concert in Honor of Katherine Hagedorn”—3 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont). This is a special concert featuring faculty and guest artists weaving together music and belief systems from many different world cultures, as was a major field of study for the late Pomona College Professor of Music Katherine Hagedorn. Performers include Joe Addington, Bill Alves, Tom Flaherty, Joti Rockwell, David Trasoff and Nyoman Wenten. Prior to the concert, there will be a lecture at 2 p.m. in Lyman Hall by Ingrid Monson (Harvard University) on the music of Mali and traditional spiritual beliefs.  Contact (909): 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

April 7 Lecture: “Speaking in Maps: Transnational Lives of Modern East European Geographers”—4:15 p.m., Pomona College Smith Campus Center (170 E. Sixth St., Claremont). Historian Steven Seegel (University of Northern Colorado), an expert on the history of cartography, will give a lecture based on his current book project, Map Wars. The project examines the U.S. geographer Isaiah Bowman together with the entangled lives and deaths of five geographers in East Central Europe. Seegel is the author of books on the history of modern East European geography, geopolitics and critical cartography. Contact: (909) 607-0421 or pey-yi.chu@pomona.edu.

April 10 Farm Stand—4-5:30 p.m., Pomona College Smith Campus Center Courtyard (170 E. Sixth St., Claremont). Produce from the Pomona College Organic farm will be available for purchase. Contact: (909) 607-8341 or farm@pomona.edu or visit: www.farm.pomona.edu.

April 10 Lecture: “From Culture Jamming to Cultural Acupuncture: The Harry Potter Alliance and Participatory Politics”—4:15 p.m., Pomona College Hahn 108 (420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont). Henry Jenkins (USC) will speak about his research on the changing role of the audience in an environment of increasingly pervasive digital content and the effects of participatory media on society, politics and culture. Contact: (909) 607-9553 or sylvia.martin@pomona.edu.

April 10 Lecture: “Cuisine and Empire in Asia and the Pacific”—4:15 p.m., Pomona College Hahn 101 (420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont). Between 1778 when Captain Cook landed in Hawaii and 1898 when the United States took over the Philippines, control of the Pacific passed from the Spanish to the Anglos. In this lecture, Rachel Laudan (visiting professor at University of Texas at Austin) will examine the complex interplay between imperial power and aspiring nationhood in Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines and China. Contact (909) 607-8035 or kayo.yoshikawa@pomona.edu.

April 10 Theatre for Young Audiences—7 p.m., Pomona College Seaver Theatre (300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont). Theatre for Young Audiences is an annual collaboration between the Theatre Department, Pomona College’s Draper Center for Community Partnerships, and Fremont Middle School in the city of Pomona. Contact (909) 607-3181 or mary.rosier@pomona.edu.

April 10-13 Theatre: The Medieval Mystery Play Cycle–Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 2 p.m., Pomona College Allen Theatre (300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont). Amateur actors in medieval England devised short, but elaborate and spectacle-filled “pageant wagon plays” about a variety of religious topics. The selected works from these historical plays are sure to inspire, entertain and amuse. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students, staff and seniors. Credit cards are accepted online and at the Box Office. Call ticket agent to place order by phone: (909) 607-4375, Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., or www.theatre.pomona.edu/contact/ticket-information/, or seaverboxoffice@pomona.edu. Contact: (909) 607-3181 or mary.rosier@pomona.edu.

April 12 Farm Volunteer Hours—10 a.m.-12 p.m., Pomona College Organic Farm (130 Amherst Ave, Claremont). All ages and skill levels are welcome to assist with work on the Organic Farm. There will be staff on hand to direct a work project, and volunteers are welcome to take home produce. Contact (909) 607-8341 or farm@pomona.edu or visit www.farm.pomona.edu.

April 17 “Must See” Asian Film Series—7-10 p.m., Pomona College Mason 220, Fireside Lounge (550 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont). Twilight Samurai (Japan, 2002) will be screened as part of the “Must See” Asian Film Series, sampling some of the most popular and critically respected films from East Asia. Contact: pas34747@pomona.edu or (909) 607-1211.

April 18 Concert: Pomona College Choir, Orchestra, and Friends—Fri., 8 p.m., and Sun., 3 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont). Under the direction of Eric Lindholm, the Pomona College Orchestra, the Pomona College Choir conducted by Donna M. Di Grazia, the Redlands University Chapel Choir, conducted by Nicholle Andrews, and tenor soloist Theo Lebow will perform Berlioz’s Grande Messe des mortes. Contact: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

April 19 Farm Volunteer Hours—10 a.m.-12 p.m., Pomona College Organic Farm (130 Amherst Ave, Claremont). All ages and skill levels are welcome to assist with work on the Organic Farm. There will be staff on hand to direct a work project, and volunteers are welcome to take home produce. Contact: (909) 607-8341 or farm@pomona.edu or visit: www.farm.pomona.edu.

April 23 Alumni in the Arts—noon, Pomona College Seaver Theatre 122 (300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont). This lunchtime panel will feature four Claremont Colleges alumni who are currently working in the arts: Pamela Mays McDonald (PO '77), founder and CEO of Cultural Cross Currents, an arts consulting firm; Rose Portillo (PO' 75), artistic director of About Productions; Camille Schenkkan (SC'06), educational programs manager at Center Theatre Group; and Arielle Julia Brown (PO '12), a theater director, writer and activist who was recently featured in American Theatre Magazine. Contact: (909) 607-4385 or joyce.lu@pomona.edu.

April 23 Ena H. Thompson Lectures: “Slavery in Detroit: A Black and Native Story” with Tiya Miles—4:15 p.m., Pomona College Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont). Dr. Tiya Miles (University of Michigan) will present the 2014 Ena H. Thompson Lectures. Her research and creative interests include African American and Native American interrelated and comparative 19th-century histories; Black, Native, and U.S. women's histories; and African American and Native American women's literature. She was awarded a 2011 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and is the founder of ECO Girls, an environmental and cultural organization for girls in urban Southeast Michigan. Contact: april.mayes@pomona.edu.

April 24 Ena H. Thompson Lectures: “The Longest Unwritten Chapter: The Interrelated Histories of African and Native America” with Tiya Miles—11 a.m., Pomona College Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont). Dr. Tiya Miles (University of Michigan) will present the 2014 Ena H. Thompson Lectures. Her research and creative interests include African American and Native American interrelated and comparative 19th-century histories; Black, Native, and U.S. women's histories; and African American and Native American women's literature. She was awarded a 2011 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and is the founder of ECO Girls, an environmental and cultural organization for girls in urban Southeast Michigan. Contact: april.mayes@pomona.edu.

April 24 Farm Stand—4-5:30 p.m., Pomona College Smith Campus Center Courtyard (170 E. Sixth St., Claremont). Produce from the Pomona College Organic farm will be available for purchase. Contact: (909) 607-8341 or farm@pomona.edu or visit: www.farm.pomona.edu.

April 24 Lecture: “Red Dawn: the Power and Peril of Chinese Capitalism in Africa”—7:15 p.m., Pomona College Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont).  Sociologist Ching Kwan Lee (UCLA) will give a lecture based on data collected on Chinese investments in Zambia in the past five years. Lee will examine the mechanisms, imperatives and limits of Chinese power. Contact: (909) 607-8035 or kayo.yoshikawa@pomona.edu.

April 25 Senior Recital: Flutist Anatolia Evarkiou-Kaku ’14—8 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont). Anatolia Evarkiou-Kaku ’14, flute, will perform music by Bach, Reinecke, Saint-Saëns and Sancan. Contact: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

April 26 Farm Volunteer Hours—10 a.m.-12 p.m., Pomona College Organic Farm (130 Amherst Ave, Claremont). All ages and skill levels are welcome to assist with work on the Organic Farm. There will be staff on hand to direct a work project, and volunteers are welcome to take home produce. Contact: (909) 607-8341 or farm@pomona.edu or visit www.farm.pomona.edu.

April 26 Junior Recital: Nick Browne ’15, cello, and Hannah Wayment-Steele ’15, piano—8 p.m., Pomona College Lyman Hall (Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont). Nick Browne ’15, cello, and Hannah Wayment-Steele ’15, piano, perform music by Bartók, Fauré and Kodaly. Contact: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

April 27 Concert: Songs and Spirituals with Gwendolyn Lytle, soprano—3 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. Fourth St. Claremont). Pomona College Prof. of Music Gwendolyn Lytle, soprano, will be joined by Joti Rockwell, mandolin, and Gayle Blankenburg, piano, to perform music by Britten, Medina, Rorem and others. Contact: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

April 28 Concert: Pomona College Afro-Cuban Ensemble—8:15 p.m., Pomona College Lyman Hall (Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont). Joe Addington leads the ensemble in rhythms and songs of the polytheistic Santería religion and Cuba’s popular rumba style. Contact: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

April 29 Lecture: “Imagining and Enacting Chineseness in the Context of Chinese Adoption”–noon, Pomona College Oldenborg Center (350 N. College Way, Claremont). Anthropologist Andrea Louie (Michigan State University) will address the strategic construction of “Chinese” identities by both Asian American and white adoptive parents in St. Louis, MO, and in the San Francisco Bay Area for their children adopted from China. Contact: kayo.yoshikawa@pomona.edu.

April 30 Pomona College Sea Chanty and Maritime Music Ensemble–8 p.m., Pomona College Lyman Hall (Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont). Gibb Schreffler will direct the student ensemble, performing songs and chanties from the Age of Sailing Ships, in African-American, Irish-American, British and Caribbean traditions. Contact: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

Exhibitions

Jan. 21-April 10 Spring Exhibitions at Pomona College Museum of Art— noon-5 p.m., Tues.-Sun.; noon-11 p.m., Thursdays. Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont).  Spring exhibitions on view at the Pomona College Museum of Art are: “Mowry Baden: Dromedary Mezzanine”; “Witness: Käthe Kollwitz”; “Portraits, Abstractions, and the In-Between: Gathering the Work of Frederick Hammersley”; and “Project Series 48: Andrea Bowers: #sweetjane.” Contact: (909) 607-7543 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.

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