‘Sundays With Coleman’ Concert Series Returns Jan. 16

The Coleman Chamber Music Association will resume the “Sundays with Coleman” concert series on Jan. 16, 2022, with a diverse variety of chamber music.
We look forward to welcoming music lovers, emerging from months of COVID confinement, to our 2021-22 season titled, “The Joy of Live Performance.” Highlights of the “Sundays with Coleman” concerts include Quicksilver — the baroque ensemble explores the rich chamber music repertoire from the late Renaissance to the High Baroque.
Returning to Coleman is the internationally-renowned Quatuor Ébène, which will perform Mozart and Brahms, and to close the season in late May will be a special collaboration of the Miró Quartet with violinist Martin Beaver and cellist Clive Greensmith with their performance of Brahms Sextets.
Performances are on Sunday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium.
For additional information and to purchase subscriptions and individual concert tickets, contact the Coleman office at (626) 793-4191 or krfccma@aol.com.

‘Octopus Challenge’ to Screen at Caltech March 24

“The Octopus Challenge,” a high-definition documentary, will be presented on Saturday, March 24, at 4 p.m. in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium. This program is part of Caltech’s Science Saturdays series.
“The Octopus Challenge” is a high-definition movie that explores the abilities of octopi. The octopus is a remarkable creature. The amusing and insightful program shows the octopus in action, squeezing into tiny spaces, sniffing out hidden food and even opening doors.
Justin Rolando, a Caltech Ph.D. student in chemistry and chemical engineering, will introduce the film and guide the post-screening discussion.
Tickets to this performance are priced at $10 (unreserved seating). Tickets can be purchased at the Caltech Ticket Office, 1200 E. California Blvd., and at the auditorium box office.
Beckman Auditorium is located at 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena. For information, call (626) 395-4652.

‘Power of the Planet: Ice’ at Caltech March 17

The Astronomer’s Dream will be presented on Saturday, March 17, at 4 p.m. in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium. This program is part of Caltech’s Science Saturdays series.
Ice may be nothing more than frozen water, but it holds extraordinary power. Descending deep down a frozen waterfall, this program looks at a glacier in action from below and discovers the huge Jacobshaven glacier is retreating, how it shaped our past and why it may now threaten our future. This is a BBC/National Geographic Channel US/ZDF co-production. Recommended for all ages.
Alex Robel, a Caltech Geological and Planetary Sciences NOAA Postdoctoral Scholar, will introduce the film and guide the post-screening discussion.
Tickets to this performance are priced at $10 (general admission). Tickets can be purchased at the Caltech ticket office, 1200 E. California Blvd., and at the Beckman Auditorium box office beginning one hour before the event.
Beckman Auditorium is located at 332 S. Michigan Ave. in Pasadena. For information, call the Caltech Ticket Office at (626) 395-4652.

‘Challenges of Life’ Presented at Caltech

“Life: Challenges of Life” will be presented on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 4 p.m. in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium. This program is part of Caltech’s Science Saturdays series.
The film introduces the extraordinary things animals and plants must do in order to survive and reproduce. Featured will be brown-tufted capuchins, dolphins, cheetahs, chameleons and killer whales.
Christopher Spalding, a doctoral student in geological and planetary sciences at Caltech, will introduce the film and guide the post-screening discussion.
Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Tickets to this performance are $10 (unreserved seating). They can be purchased at the Caltech ticket office, 1200 E. California Blvd. in Pasadena.
Beckman Auditorium is located at 332 S. Michigan Ave.  For information, call (626) 395-4652.

Adonis Puentes and the Voice of Cuba Orchestra Perform at Caltech

Adonis Puentes and the Voice of Cuba Orchestra will perform on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 8 p.m. in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium.
Fronting an all-Cuban acoustic orchestra, Puente’s vocals are surrounded by guitar, piano, bass, trumpet and percussion. Puentes opens up the world of Cuban music to his audiences when they hear his rich voice, accompanied by the other players’ tight, multilayered arrangements.
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‘Astronomer’s Dream’ Presented at Caltech

“The Astronomer’s Dream” will be presented on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m. in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium. This program is part of Caltech’s Science Saturday series.
This film is a journey through a computer graphic visualization of space, based on data obtained by NASA satellites.
Anna Ho, a Caltech planetary astronomy graduate student, will introduce the film and guide the post-screening discussion.
Tickets are $10 (general admission) and can be purchased at the Caltech Ticket Office, 1200 E. California Blvd., and at the Beckman Auditorium Box Office beginning one hour before the event.
Beckman Auditorium is located at 332 S. Michigan Ave. in Pasadena. For information, call the Caltech Ticket Office at (626) 395-4652.