Sunday, August 30, 2009

A Weekend in Downtown Pomona

Friday night's Fresh Air Flicks hosted the 1963 James Bond movie, From Russia With Love, starring Sean Connery. The Glass House hosted a group called "Casualties", strange looking hairdos and clothing, but apparently successful. The FOX hosted a sell out crowd for "Band of Horses". Saturday's "Potato Cook off" at the dba256 was a hit. The winner was A.S. Ashley, and his secret weapon Natalie, with a potato churizo mix that was really quit tasty. Second place went to Pam Henry who actually cooked the dish in her backyard (The Henry's were victims of a fire last month that destroyed their home.) Kudos to Pam Henry! A very tasty dish (the potato dish, that is). Saturday evening featured "Metro Night Out" in Downtown's Thomas Plaza. A great evening in spite of the heat. CBS2/KCAL9 set up a booth and gave out samples of Coldstone ice cream among other items. Over 1600 people attended the market and car show (almost 100 entries). We were all treated to authentic Aztec dancers in full regalia, a very impressive and inspiring show. Sunday afternoon Downtown Pomona experienced a first! Opera at the FOX Theatre. The Repertory Opera Company presented Donizetti's Elixir of Love. It was an absolute joy to see. It was truly a fun afternoon, the cast performed exceptionally with their acting and signing (singing) skills. Bravo!

So there you have it, just a typical weekend in Downtown Pomona, and did I mention all the fine dining and entertainment venues? If you haven't been to Downtown Pomona lately, you should really come for a visit...we would love to show you around!

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Friday, August 28, 2009

CBS2/KCAL 9 - Defeat the Heat 2009

This summer is heating up, and it's time to cool off so come "Defeat the Heat" with CBS 2 & KCAL 9! Each week we'll provide tips to help you stay safe all summer long. Plus, every weekend beginning July 4th through Labor Day Weekend, CBS 2 and KCAL 9 will feature FREE outdoor events taking place in the Southland that your whole family can enjoy!

Saturday, August 29, 2009
"Metro Night Out" at the Historic downtown Metro Pomona
From 5pm-10pm • Historic Downtown Pomona • Free Parking

With 36 Art Venues for your viewing pleasure, as well as The Certified Farmers Market and street fair, plus live entertainment at Thomas Plaza and other entertainment venues, including the newly restored majestic Fox Theatre, there really is something for everyone at "Metro Night Out" in the Historic downtown Metro Pomona. And be sure to check out "Cruise Night" which features over 100 cars of all classes!

Be sure to visit us at the Defeat the Heat booth where you and your family we will able to receive FREE Cold Stone Creamery Samples and Coupons, El Pollo Loco and Knott's Berry Farm coupons, PLUS the chance to win Dodger Baseball Tickets, Los Angeles Lakers antenna balls, First Aids Kits, and gift cards to Cold Stone Creamery and El Pollo Loco!

Check back throughout the summer for new and exciting contests coming your way. And don't forget to check out our Tips to Defeat the Heat to make your summer experience safe and fun. So grab your sun block and come celebrate your summer and "Defeat the Heat" with us!

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

"From Russia With Love" Friday August 28th

Fresh Air Flicks this week is playing "From Russia with Love". Refreshments and snacks will be available as always. Starts at dusk and don't forget to bring your chair.

From Russia with Love - 1963
Directed by: Terence Young
Starring: Sean Connery & Daniela Bianchi

James Bond 007 is on the search for a Russian decoding machine, known as Lektor. Bond needs to find this machine, before the evil SPECTRE organization discovers it first. Whilst being romantically linked with Russian girl, Tatiana Romanova, Bond sneaks his way around Istanbul, whilst each SPECTRE agent tries to pick him off, including the over powering Donald 'Red' Grant and ex-KGB agent Rosa Klebb who knows all the tricks in the books and even possesses an incredible poison tipped shoe!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Potato Cook Off Time!!

This Saturday at dba256 is the Potato Cook Off so bring your best Potato dish and compete to have Downtowns best Potato creation. Entries need to be in by 1 pm judging will begin at 1:30 and there will be drinks specials as well hope to see you all there! Good Luck!

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Opera at the Fox Aug 30th "Elixir of Love"

Gaetano Donizetti's "Elixir of Love" (L'elisir d'amor) musical joyous journey through unrequited love, love potions and the battle of the sexes. it is one of the most frequently performed of all Donizetti's operas and there are a number of recordings. It appears as number twenty on Opera America's list of the 20 most-performed operas in North America. It is now coming to the Fox Theater in Pomona on Saturday August 30th at 2pm. You don't want to miss this!

Get your tickets here:
or call (909) 230-4949
General Admission Seating is $30.
Orchestra Level Seating is $60.

Visit the Repertory Opera Company Blog and website to learn more about them.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

All about Tomatoes!

Footloose This Friday August 21

Fresh Air Flicks this week is playing "FOOTLOOSE". Refreshments and snacks will be available as always. Starts at dusk and don't forget to bring your chair

Footloose - 1984
Directed by: Herbert Ross
Starring: Kevin Bacon, Lori SInger, John Lithgow, Chris Penn

Classic tale of teen rebellion and repression features a delightful combination of dance choreography and realistic and touching performances. When teenager Ren and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small town in the West, he's in for a real case of culture shock. Though he tries hard to fit in, the streetwise Ren can't quite believe he's living in a place where rock music and dancing are illegal. There is one small pleasure, however: Ariel, a troubled but lovely blonde with a jealous boyfriend. and a Bible-thumping minister, who is responsible for keeping the town dance-free. Ren and his classmates want to do away with this ordinance, especially since the senior prom is around the corner, but only Ren has the courage to initiate a battle to abolish the outmoded ban and revitalize the spirit of the repressed townspeople.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Clean arches

(Photo by REN)
The goal was to buff and scrub the arches down to the metal, apply a coat of varnish, and let the natural patina shine through. Turns out the arches are dark green, once you get past the grime and buildup, and they look pretty good. No need to sand and paint. With all the rust removed a protective coat of varnish will be applied and they should last another decade.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Bourne Identity this Friday Aug 14th!

Fresh Air Flicks this week is playing "THE BOURNE IDENTITY". Refreshments and snacks will be available as always. Starts at dusk and don't forget to bring your chair.

The Bourne Identity - 2002
Directed by: Doug Liman
Starring: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen

When a body is recovered at sea still alive, the mystery man (Damon) seems to have forgotten everything in life, including who he was. Eventually he begins to remember smaller details in life and soon finds out that his name was Jason Bourne. What he doesn't like is that a gun and fake passports also belong to him. Now Bourne, and his new friend, Marie Helena Kreutz (Potente) travel from country to country in search of his new identity. But, someone else is not happy to see him alive, and is frantically trying to track him down


Sunday, August 9, 2009

August Second Saturday

Great Night, Great Fun, Great Town!

A whole lot of goings on were going on last night in beautiful downtown Pomona. A special appearance by L.A. Bluescasters at Thomas Plaza playing some cool, cool music, the Trojan Horse display, the Certified Farmers Market, the Second Saturday Art Walk. Wow! What a night. The place was jumpin! Speaking of jumpin, the dA Gallery for the Arts featured a "Gone Fishin" art show with something for everyone, including gold fish for the kids, pictures along side the "great" catch and, of course, some great art. But all 35 art galleries were alive with shows that brought crowds from all over Southern California . Good times.

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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Trojan Horse Display

On loan from the Millard Sheets Gallery...Trojan Horse Sculptures.. on display tonight at Thomas Plaza, 6PM to 10PM, and Saturday August 28 at Thomas Plaza, 6PM to 10PM."The Ball", "Al Gore", and "The Trojan Horse". only in Pomona!

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

THREE AMIGOS this Friday Aug 7th!

Fresh Air Flicks this week is playing "THREE AMIGOS". Refreshments and snacks will be available as always. Starts at dusk and don't forget to bring your chair.

Three Amigos - 1986
Directed by: John Landis
Starring: Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short

Plot: Three out of work silent movie actors are accidentally drawn to a Mexican village that is being harassed by a gang of outlaws. The three, 'Ned', 'Lucky Day' and 'Dusty Bottoms' play 'Lone Ranger' types in their movies, but must play their parts for real now. Written by Rob Hartill

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The enormously popular silent film star Harold Lloyd lost his right thumb in an special effects accident and afterward wore onscreen a special glove to camouflage its loss. It did not alter his penchant for mad, physical trials. The prosthetic can be clearly seen in one of the most famous images in cinema, the daredevil comedian, high above the city, hanging from the hands of a clock. Performance artist Jeremiah Barber has yet to meet such a bloody interruption in his work but he is well on his way. The assorted sunburns and abrasions, strained muscles, sprains and cuts are simply the fine print of his job description. All of his works, however, do not involve extreme physical mortification. They are sometimes elegant and lyrical. His I Spend the Day Walking Through Clouds, and Walking the Earth (2007) is as tender a rendition of Thoreau’s ethos as might be conceived. The artist walks the more industrial precincts of the city, barefoot and gunny sacked, tossing into the air and walking through billows of flour as if adding his meager homage to the majestic sky. He, of course, becomes covered in white, transforming into a cloud himself. With his wife and collaborator, Ingrid Rojas, he inserts himself into nature as if attempting to reclaim a lost membership, a camaraderie abandoned but now deeply missed. UNLIKE the traditional genus of performance art based on endurance, exhibitionism, and transgression Mr. Barber, with and without Ms. Rojas, creates works that are resonantly contemplative, despite the strenuous methods sometimes used to achieve them; theatrically engaging—there are no mundane actions elevated to mock poetry—and richly charismatic—the works possess a wit and complexity that delivers pleasure to its audience instead of demanding an ascetically virtuous and unrewarded patience. Old Growth (2008) pictured here was featured at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art and is reprised in these photos in a Michigan forest. Through a sequence of athletic trials and errors the artist raises and vaults upon a heavy log until he manages to sit atop it, finally balanced. Conjuring thoughts of both industrialization and a return to nature Old Growth is a struggle with our desires and the consequences of our achievements. MOST ruminative of the recent works is House of White Water (2008), a tandem work with Ms. Rojas where she is both ship and siren. On a California shoreline staring into the setting sun the couple contort themselves into a historical tableaux of mythic vessel and mariner. Ms. Rojas, belly on the sand, reaches back to grasp her ankles, forming a bridge deck for Mr. Barber to helm. He sits athwart her, protected by her gunwale arms; she, a fierce figurehead, pointed brazenly out to sea. When the waves come they are deluged but resistant. Even the camera that documents their action is upended, filling with salt water, but they persevere, fully dedicated, indulgent in their madness that together they can circumnavigate the globe.
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