Sunday, October 31, 2010


Tuesday, October 26, 2010


ZOMBIE WALK!! This Saturday night, October 30, 2010 is the night downtown Pomona will come "alive" with the walking dead...ZOMBIES!! Think you might make a realistic zombie? Let's put it to the test. Put on your best (worst) face and join in the fun. One body snatching!! The Zombie patrol will be on duty and watching out for that sort of thing. Let's all come together to make it the best Zombie Walk ever! Barkeepers..let's hear about Zombie drinks...

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Friends of the Pomona Fox Halloween Special
Friends of the Pomona Fox
Sunday, October 24
Alfred Hitchcock's

Fox Theatre, downtown Pomona
Doors open 1:00 pm
Screening 2:00 pm
With Halloween just around the corner, it's the perfect time for a timeless tale of murder and intrigue. Just when you thought it was safe to take a shower!

Monday, October 11, 2010

4th Annual Chalkart Festival

On Saturday, November 13, 2010, the Cultural Arts Commission will be hosting the Chalk Art Festival at Thomas Plaza in downtown Pomona from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. This will be the fourth year the Cultural Arts Commission has hosted the Festival in the ancient tradition of street painting in which dull gray concrete sidewalks are transformed into colorful, pastel pathways. Pomona elementary, middle, and high school students will join with professional artists to create temporary chalk masterpieces.

Pre-registration is necessarry for participating artists. Cash Prizes available.

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

2nd Sat. Artwalk Oct.10.2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Hot Jazz!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Metro Minute

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Cancer Survival Ball

A Mic and Dim Lights 10 year Anniversary


While most poetry venues only last a few months, Pomona’s A Mic and Dim Lights has been up and going every Thursday night for the past ten years. A decade! When asked the reason for such longevity, Dim Lights host and co-founder Cory Besskepp Cofer said: “We embrace all poets and all poetry. This brings variety, it brings passion and connection, and it makes for really good poetry!”

That variety is reflected by age (teens to seniors), subject matter (revolution to romance, religion to road rage, politics to porn), language (English, Spanish, Tagalog, Nahuatl), and the participation of every color and creed. Poets may sometimes be accompanied by electric guitar, jazz trumpet, or a choir.

There may be a poet reading a brand new poem from a cell phone or a highly rehearsed piece performed without a net. At A Mic and Dim Lights you will see poets getting up for the first time in their lives one week and a world famous poet/author like Luis Rodriguez the next. There are theme nights such as Ladies Night, Napkin Poetry Night, Hip-Hop Verse Night, and Erotic Night, not to mention a series of youth poetry slam competitions leading up to the National Brave New Voices Youth Poetry Competition. Dim Lights is an affiliate of the Council of Venues, a Southern California spoken word network with the motto “Getting more people heard by more people.” Besskepp explains why: “We are all about the word, wherever it comes from. Let’s grow together!”

As this new 21st century began, an explosive growth of poetry was underway so the establishment of A Mic and Dim Lights in the new millennium was no accident. James Brady and Cofer frequented poetry venues in Los Angeles, Orange County and as far as San Diego. “We decided to create something in the Inland Empire’s Pomona Arts Colony so people could have a safe place to express themselves through poetry”, says Brady, who is the co-founder and DJ of Dim Lights. Dim Lights has helped to keep that poetic explosion going, giving thousands of poets the enthusiastic embrace that it is so well known for. In celebration of the word, there will be a special anniversary show at Dim Lights on October 7. Poets and musicians from the past ten years will bless the Dim Lights stage with poetry and music both old and new.

A Mic and Dim LightsCal Poly Center Theater300 Second AvenuePomona CAThursday, October 7 9 PM $3 Besskepp is available for interviews at 626-367-2658 Besides being the host and founder of Dim Lights, Besskepp is a teacher (Nogales High School, with one of the largest high school poetry clubs in California), an author (Up the Street Around the Corner), playwright (Homeless Beatboxer), and spoken word/hip-hop recording artist (Bluz Langwij and The Hey Moment).

Monday, October 4, 2010

Tattoos For The Cure

New Owners for N.Y. Delight

POMONA, CA -- NY Delight is proud to announce its Grand Opening Celebration, Saturday, October 9th, 6-9pm during Pomona’s monthly Arts Walk. Now under new ownership, NY Delight is a long time Pomona favorite for the lunch spot for locals and visitors. Beginning October 1st, NY Delight will be operated by new owners, acclaimed Inland Empire artist Alex Couwenberg and gallery owner Andi Campognone, under the direction of Chef Smyth Johnson. Delight will continue its superior lunch service with its award winning sandwiches and catering service. In the coming weeks, Delight will be adding full coffee and pastry service to its daily menu and the addition of free wifi; a remodeled comfy décor will no doubt turn this eatery into the new “hang out” in Pomona. Delight will also be highlighting the work of local artists and participating in the Pomona Arts Colony monthly Arts Walk on every second Saturday.

Chef Smyth Johnson hails from the famed Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. She worked under Chef Anthony Vidal in Las Vegas at the Hash House A Go Go, known for its "Twisted Farm Food." She also interned with Las Vegas' Amato's Bakery. Chef Smyth will be bringing both her knowledge of comfort food and pastries to NY Delight.

To add to the visitor’s delight, the new owners have vowed to continue their contribution to the art community by offering exhibitions of the highest quality. Featuring Inland Region artists, Delight will have monthly exhibitions of photography and open mic nights for spoken word and musical events. Delight’s grand opening exhibition will feature the photographic work of Lee Tintary. Lee Tintary: Treini Italia will run October 9 - November 6, 2010 with an opening reception on Saturday, October 9, from 6-9pm.

Delight’s new hours of operation starting October 4th will be Monday thru Thursday, 6am to 3pm and Friday and Saturday from 7am to 9pm.

For additional information or images please contact Chef Smyth Johnson at

NY Delight, 310 S. Thomas Street, Pomona, CA 91766 (909)868-6518

Andi Campognone

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Pomona Heritage's Annual Home Tour

Pomona Heritage’s 26th Annual Historic Home Tour

On Sunday October 17, 2010, Pomona Heritage will welcome historic home aficionados to its 26th Annual Historic Home Tour. This year will feature 5 beautiful, two-story homes representing 3 different architectural styles. The tour will start at the historic Ebell Club building located at 585 East Holt. Tour Programs and Tickets will be available starting at 10am. Ticket prices: Advance purchase $20 / Day of Tour: $25. The Homes will be open from 11 am to 5 pm. Advance tickets for the tour are available online at and at the following locations:

Frantz Cleaners, 1490 N. Garey Ave

Ferguson’s Flower Gallery, 786 N. Garey Ave

UPS Stores at 101 W. Mission Blvd 110 & 168 W. Willow St

Pomona Ebell Museum of History, 585 E. Holt Ave

Riverside Grill, 5258 Riverside Drive, Chino

Proceeds from the Home Tour benefit Pomona Heritage outreach activities, the Old Home Restoration Workshop and the Historic Restoration Grants program. Fo further Home Tour and vendor information call 866-833-4086.

Sunday, October 3, 2010


Saturday night, October 30, 2010 (the day before Halloween)is the night downtown Pomona will come "alive" with the walking dead...ZOMBIES!! Think you might make a realistic zombie? Let's put it to the test. Put on your best (worst) face and join in the fun. One body snatching!! The Zombie patrol will be on duty and watching out for that sort of thing. Let's all come together to make it the best Zombie Walk ever! Barkeepers..let's hear about Zombie drinks...

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Dan Aykroyd and Carolyn Hemming

DPOA President, Carolyn Hemming shown here with Dan Aykroyd of Blues Brothers fame during a conference for downtown associations in Sacramento California. Dan was in town promoting his Crystal Head Vodka. Carolyn was in town promoting downtown Pomona.It is rumored that Carolyn had drinks with Dan the night before?.hmmm