CMA OPENS NEW SHOW FRIDAY: Claremont Museum of Art, at 200 W. First St., opens “Intersecting at the Edge,” at noon today. The exhibition juxtaposes recent works by Los Angeles artists Heather Gwen Martin and Eric Zammitt with paintings and sculptures by seminal Claremont artist Karl Benjamin. The exhibition, which is curated by Los Angeles-based artist Dion Johnson and sponsored by Louis Stern Fine Arts and Beverly and Beth Benjamin, will be on view through September 16.
MOVIE TUNES IN THE PARK: Claremont Symphony Orchestra’s free and open to the public Summer Pops Concert takes place at 7 p.m. at Ganesha Park, 1575 N. White Ave., Pomona. Music includes selections from Jurassic Park, Wonder Woman, Hamilton, Les Misérables and others, with a Sousa march and a Looney Tunes medley. Families are invited to arrive at 6 p.m. so children can try out a number of musical instruments in a display sponsored by CSO and the Claremont Community School of Music.
ELVIS IS BACK IN THE BUILDING Tickets are on sale now for the 7:30 p.m. August 16 screening of a newly expanded and restored print of Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special at Laemmle Claremont 5, 450 W. Second St. The two-day event in celebration of its 50th anniversary will take place across the globe on August 16, with an encore screening on August 20. Each screening will include the legendary television special, plus an exclusive look at its making.
The husband and wife musical duo of Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore, known as The Mastersons, believe artists have an obligation to speak up.
“We’ve heard that old, ‘Shut up and sing,’ thing before,” Mr. Masterson said, “and we just don’t buy into it. Art should be provocative, and that isn’t always what people want to hear.”
The Mastersons appear in Claremont at 7 p.m. next Monday, June 25 as part of Scripps College’s Levitt On The Lawn series.
FATHERS DAY Most of us fathers, though definitely not all, have simple needs on our big day. Unlike moms, we generally don’t require flowers, something sweet, followed by brunch. Most of us dads would probably be happy with a backyard barbecue, a beer, and some time with family. Or maybe that’s just me. Either way, get on it, kids: it’s his day. If you’re looking for a manly spot for lunch, perhaps a burger or a big steak would suit dear ol’ dad.
BUTTERFLIES AND BREWS Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members for Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden’s Butterflies and Brews events, which continues this evening from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and continue each Friday throughout June. “Celebrating our local butterfly and beer species, these fun events will feature a different neighborhood craft brewery each evening at our California Butterfly Pavilion.”
BLUES AND BREWS: The ninth annual Claremont Craft Beer Walk takes place from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Village, with live music in 15 locations and about participation from about 40 businesses. Tickets are $45 or $20 for designated drivers, and are available, along with more information, at claremontbluesandbrews.com, (909) 626-1147 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Music, not all of it blues, apparently, will be provided by A Choired Taste, Amanda Castro Band, Amazing Tone and more.
The Claremont High School Theatre department is closing out its season with the California high school premiere of a new musical production of Freaky Friday.
The show opened Thursday, and continues at 7:30 p.m. tonight and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Pomona College’s Bridges Auditorium, 450 N. College Way, Claremont.
Based on the 1972 book by Mary Rodgers, Freaky Friday is the story of a mother and daughter who switch bodies, and the comedy and insights that ensue.
ROCKIN’ IN THE FREE WORLD The streets of Claremont will once again be ringing with live music this evening as Friday Nights Live brings Beatles tribute act Fab 8 to Laemmle plaza; Larry and Rhonda Jackson and Small Town Magic to the chamber of commerce; percussionist extraordinaire Ray McNamara’s Steel Drum Band to Shelton Park; and the Middleton/Martinez Duo to city hall. Friday Nights Live runs from 6 to 9 p.m. through October.
DEMS WELCOME HOLDEN FRIDAY: The Democratic Club of Claremont hosts a Community Conversation with Chris Holden beginning at 11 a.m. in Pilgrim Place’s Porter Hall Conference Room at 625 Mayflower Road, Claremont. The event is open to the public. Assemblyman Holden represents assembly district 41 and is up for reelection this year. The two-part meeting will begin at 11 a.m.
OLA FIESTA: The 71st OLA Fiesta at Claremont’s Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 435 Berkeley Ave., kicks off at 5 p.m. on Friday. Admission is free for the annual event, which features carnival rides, international food prepared by OLA’s Hispanic, Vietnamese and Filipino communities, and live music. Discount ride tickets are available until noon today through the parish office.