There is a sense of silliness that comes when you think of the film Footloose. The 1984 movie—starring Kevin Bacon as a teen who’s just gotta dance—is linked inextricably with the ‘80s, a time where fashion leaned to the extravagant (tight jeans, skinny ties and spiked hair, anyone?) and movies ran a bit melodramatic.
Still, the story of a newcomer who turns a closed-minded community on its head holds up surprisingly well in a stage production. The musical is playing at Candlelight Pavilion through August 27.
CITY OF TREES AND MUSIC TOO Claremont continues its free outdoor concert series Friday Night Live tonight with beloved local roots veterans Claremont Voodoo Society at Village Square Public Plaza (Laemmle Plaza); Blues and Fries, featuring Elizabeth Hangan, at Claremont Chamber Patio; Aubren Hinkernell at City Hall Plaza and Delta 88 at Shelton Park. All Friday Nights Live performances are free and open to the public.
DOGS OFF LEASH IN PUBLIC PLAZA: Live music will be in the air again tonight as Claremont continues its Friday Night Live series with The Dogs at the public plaza (near Laemmle); Jack McCoy at the Claremont Chamber; Random Spark at city hall; and US 99 at Shelton Park. All performances are free and open to the public, and run from 6 to 9 p.m.
GOOD DEEDS, GOOD EATS, GOOD TIMES Casa Colina Hospital’s summer blood drive takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, with the added bonus (besides feeling good about giving) of nice gifts for donors. Participants will receive a free In-N-Out lunch as well as a ticket to the Los Angeles County Fair for donating. The donation site is Norin Education Center, Tamkin Rooms, 255 E. Bonita Ave., Pomona.
LIVE MUSIC IN THE VILLAGE The outdoor concert series rolls on tonight with the Elizabeth Hangan and Blues and Fries at the public plaza (near Laemmle), Saloon No. 12 at Claremont Chamber, Aubren Hinkernell at city hall and Balderama’s Big Wednesday at Shelton Park. All performances and free and run from 6 to 9 p.m.
Local favorites the Happy Crowd will perform to the delight of kids at a free concert on Wednesday, July 20 at the Memorial Park band shell. The concert runs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Memorial Park is located at 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Pack a picnic, throw on your Happy Socks and head on down. To find more fun stuff, take a look at our 9-day calendar.
OUI OUI Claremont’s Mingle & Munch social group hosts its monthly event from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at the Garner House. “A Parisian Evening” is the theme. The event is open to individuals and couples 55 and older and includes French food, beverages and entertainment.
VAMPS! VIXENS! Claremont Senior Program hosts cultural film critic Stacy Davies today with a screening of the 1932 classic Red Headed Woman, starring the original blonde bombshell, Jean Harlow. The film screens at 12:30 p.m. at the Joslyn Center. Mr. Davies will offer insights into the film and the career of Ms. Harlow. The event is open to the public.
CRAFT BEER WALK Live music, beer and sunshine will coalesce today as the seventh annual Claremont Village Craft Beer Walk takes over the Village at 4 p.m. for its annual shindig. More than 30 breweries and 40 Village businesses are taking part. Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 at the door.
FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Walk the Village after dinner and enjoy the sounds of local bands The Dogs at the Public Plaza, Brooks & Sons at Shelton Park, Marc Weller Trio at the Claremont Chamber and Aubren Hinkernell, Originals at Council Chambers. Music runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at each location.