NIGHTLIFE: What's hot in Claremont
CASA DE SALSA: 415 W. Foothill Blvd. This is a restaurant that offers weekly live entertainment. 445-1200.
—Thursday: Michael Ryan and Friends. 6 to 9 p.m.
—Friday through Sunday: Romantic guitarist Vicente Victoria. 5 p.m. to closing.
—Sunday: Mariachi San Pedro. 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
CITIZENS BUSINESS BANK ARENA: 4000 E. Ontario Center, Ontario. Visit www.cbbankarena.com.
CLAREMONT FORUM GALLERY: (Packing House) 586 W. First Street, Claremont. 626-3066
ESPIAUS RESTAURANTE Y CANTINA: 109 Yale Ave., Claremont. Cantina remains open until flow of customers slows down. 621-1818.
EUREKA! GOURMET BURGERS & CRAFT BEER: 580 W. First St., Claremont. “Hoppy” Hour daily from 2 to 6 p.m. 445-8875.
—Mondays: Local Mondays featuring $3 Dale Bros. Brewery pints.
—Tuesdays: 50 percent off all wines by the glass.
—Wednesdays: Steal-the-Glass craft beer of the week. Meet the brewer first Wednesday of every month.
—Thursday, May 3: All Tito’s Vodka drinks $2 off and Eureka! Thursday Night Music featuring Danii and D (rock).
THE FOLK MUSIC CENTER: 220 Yale Ave., Claremont Village.
—Open Mic night, the last Sunday of every month. Sign up begins at 6 p.m.; performances run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Admission is $1. Info: 624-2928 or www.folkmusiccenter.com.
—Saturday, May 19: Gurf Morlix is an award-winning American multi-instrumentalist songwriter and record producer. $12. 7:30 p.m.
—Sunday, June 10: Transatlantic Steel. 7 p.m.
—Saturday, June 16: After disbanding the Los Angeles new wave/power pop group the Plimsouls, Peter Case launched a career as a singer/songwriter specializing in the flat-pick guitar style and semiautobiographical stories of drifters. 7:30 p.m.
—Saturday, June 23: Joel Rafael is an internationally-recognized songwriter from San Diego and is considered to be one of the most natural interpreters of Woody Guthrie’s songs. He has been a featured performer at the annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival. Mr. Rafael tours the country as both a solo artist and with the Joel Rafael Band. $12. 7:30 p.m.
FLAPPERS COMEDY: 540 W. First St., Claremont. (Claremont Packing House) 18+. Show Times: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.
—May 11 and 12: Samuel J. Comroe shares his trials and tribulations of living with Tourette Syndrome with an unforgettable standup comedy set.
FOX THEATER POMONA: 301 S. Garey Ave., Pomona. www.foxpomona.com.
—Thursday, May 10: Snow Patrol.
—Sunday, May 13: Creed.
GARRISON THEATER: 1030 Dartmouth Ave., Claremont. (10th Street. Scripps College Performing Arts Center.) www.scrippscollege.edu.
GELENCSER HOUSE CONCERTS: www.gelencserhouseconcerts.com. Directions given upon reservation, 596-1266.
—Saturday, May 5: Barry McGuirre (Eve of Destruction) and John York (from the Byrds) will perform “Trippin’ the 60s,” sharing their music and stories. $20. 7:30 p.m.
THE GLASS HOUSE: 200 W. Second St., Pomona. 865-3802.
HIP KITTY JAZZ & FONDUE: 502 W. First St., the Packing House. Wednesday through Sunday, 5:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Live jazz every night. Admission: 2-drink minimum. Info: 447-6700 or www.hipkittyjazz.com.
—Wednesday, May 9: Open Jam Night with Geno and The Standards (jazz). 8 p.m.
—Thursday, May 10: Coleslaw (indie/jazz). 8 p.m.
—Friday, May 11: Nutty (jazz/lounge/swing). 8 p.m. $5 cover charge.
—Saturday, May 12: Jack Hale’s Six Shooter featuring Luca Ellis (swing/jazz). 8 p.m. $5 cover charge.
—Sunday, May 13: The Elliott Caine Trio (jazz/blues/Latin). 8 p.m.
—Tuesday, May 15: Beat Cinema (DJ). 10 p.m.
HOTEL CASA 425: 425 W. First St., Claremont. 1-866-450-0425.
MARIAN MINER COOK ATHENAEUM: 385 East 8th Street, Claremont. 621-8244.
MT SAN ANTONIO GARDENS: 900 E Harrison Ave., Claremont. 624-5061.
THE PRESS RESTAURANT: 129 Harvard Ave., Claremont Village. Thursday through Saturday, until 2 a.m. Live DJ every Thursday at 11 p.m. 21+ after 9 p.m. Standing Room only after 9:30 p.m. No cover. 625-4808.
—Wednesday, May 9: Half-off Wine Wednesday. 11 a.m. to closing.
—Thursday, May 10: The Amy Rowe Trio (jazz). 8 p.m.
—Friday, May 11: “Solid” Ray Woods Soul Revue (drums/singer/songwriter). 10 p.m.
—Saturday, May 12: The Dogs (classic rock). 10 p.m.
—Sunday, May 13: Dining music at 6 p.m. followed by Sunday Night Living Room Jam at 9 p.m.
—Tuesday, May 15: King Trivia Night. Answer trivia questions for a chance to win beer. 9 p.m.
PIANO PIANO: 555 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Live dueling piano show times: Wednesday and Thursday 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. 21+. $5 cover charge on Fridays and Saturdays after 8 p.m. (no cover charge with student ID). 547-4266.
—Tuesdays: Taco Tuesday with $1 tacos, $2 Coronas, and $3 margaritas.
—Wednesdays: “Rockstar Karaoke,” rock the mic or jam with the band. $2 Bud Lights and $4 Vodka Rockstars. 9 p.m.
PITZER COLLEGE: 1050 North Mills Avenue, Claremont. 621-8129
POMONA COLLEGE: 330 N. College Way, Claremont. 621-8283.
RANCHO SANTA ANA BOTANIC GARDEN: 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont in the California Courtyard. Tickets: $6 for adult members, $3 for seniors, students and children 3 to 12 years. Non-member prices are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, students and children. Call 625-8767 or visit www.rsabg.org. Gates open at 6 p.m., performances begin at 7 p.m.
SMITH CAMPUS CENTER: 170 E. 6th Street, Claremont. 607-2671.
THATCHER MUSIC BUILDING: 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. 607-2671.
WALTER’S RESTAURANT: 310 Yale Ave., Claremont. Happy hour daily from 4 to 9 p.m. Live DJ on Friday nights from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover charge. During non-happy hours receive $2 off any drink from the bar with college ID. Appetizers served until midnight. 624-4914.
WINE MERCHANTS: Claremont Packing House, 540 W. First St., Claremont. 445-9463. Mondays call, Tuesday through Thursday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. to 12 a.m., Sunday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.