Lauded ‘Pirates’ Makes a Return Voyage

Pirates Petals

Westmont’s production of “The Pirates of Penzance,” which will be performed for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, returns to Porter Theatre Feb. 22-23 at 7 p.m. General admission is $15; $10 for students and seniors. A $25 special benefit ticket entitles the buyer to the play and a dessert reception with the cast,… [Continue Reading]

Rick Ifland Examines Microfinance, Yunus

Dr. Rick Ifland

Rick Ifland, director of the Eaton Program for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Westmont, explores the challenges and effectiveness of microfinance both in the developed and developing worlds at a free, public lecture Thursday, Feb. 13, at 5:30 p.m. in the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. Tickets are not needed; the limited seating is available… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra to Play Rimsky-Korsakov Overture

Dr. Han Soo Kim

The Westmont Orchestra performs Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Russian Easter Overture” as part of its Spring Orchestra Concert Friday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in Page Multipurpose Room at Westmont and Sunday, Feb. 23, at 3 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Tickets to the concerts, which may be purchased at the door, are… [Continue Reading]

Art Museum to Go ‘Walking in the Spirit’

Finster Angels

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art features a unique collection of folk art from all over the United States, showcasing the artists’ spiritual conviction Feb. 20-March 29. The exhibition, “Walking in the Spirit: American Visionary Artists,” opens with a free, public reception on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 4-6 p.m. at the museum. The exhibition includes… [Continue Reading]

Conference Digs into Ancient, Modern Theater

Electra scream

In conjunction with “Electra,” the Westmont Theatre Arts Department hosts the first Westmont Dialogue on Theatre Ancient and Modern on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 1-8 p.m. in Porter Theatre. Tickets cost $15 and do not include dinner. Please RSVP by Feb. 5 to Beth Whitcomb at Special guests this year include Eric Dugdale, professor… [Continue Reading]

Lecture to Probe ‘God and the Multiverse’

Andromeda-Galaxy (1)

Deborah Haarsma, president of BioLogos, explores astronomy, cosmology and connections to evolution and other sciences in a lecture Friday, Feb. 7, at 3:30 p.m. in Winter Hall’s Darling Foundation Lecture Hall (Room 210) at Westmont. The Pascal Society Lecture, “God and the Multiverse,” is free and open to the public. The last 100 years have… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra Tour Winds Through SoCal


The Westmont College Orchestra performs at several Southern California cities on its way to San Diego Feb. 15-18. This year’s annual spring tour includes stops in Yucaipa, Spring Valley, San Diego and Westminster. Admission is free to all performances, although a goodwill offering will be taken. The 58-member orchestra, under the direction of Michael Shasberger,… [Continue Reading]

SB Poet Laureate to Read at Westmont

Chryss Yost

Chryss Yost, Santa Barbara poet laureate, reads from her collection of work Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 4 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The reading, part of the Westmont Reading Series that began last spring with novelist Ron Hansen, is free and open to the public. The event is supported by Poets &… [Continue Reading]

27th Annual Math Contest Goes Cubicle

William Fu, Ryan Herron, Julia Liu and Alice Zhai of L Canada High were the 2013 School Winner for Grades 9-10

About a hundred students and teachers from 10 Southern California high schools come to Westmont for a battle of math brains. The 27th annual High School Mathematics Contest is Saturday, Feb. 8, from 1-5 p.m. in Winter Hall. Students from Bishop Diego, Cate, Crescenta Valley, Dos Pueblos, Dunn School, Family Schools, Oaks Christian, San Marcos,… [Continue Reading]

Theater Moves Outside for New ‘Electra’

Christine Nathanson as Electra

Sophomore Christine Nathanson of Chula Vista stars in “Electra,” a masterpiece of dramatic literature, on Friday, Jan. 31, and Feb. 1, 6-8, all at 8 p.m. at an outdoor location northeast of Westmont’s Van Kampen Hall. Sophocles wrote the ancient tragedy, and acclaimed young British playwright Nick Payne has developed a new contemporary version of… [Continue Reading]