The 55th annual Mt. Baldy Steak Fry is set for Saturday, June 23 from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Baldy Trout Ponds. The annual event, which includes live music, food, beer and a raffle, is organized to raise funds for the Mt. Baldy Fire Department. Tickets are $25 for adults ($15 for vegetarians) and $10 for children under 12. For ticket information call 982-1213 or visit www.mtbaldyfire.com.
Candlelight Pavilion dinner theater is currently showing The Music Man through July 22. Meredith Willson’s The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize—despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian.
The Kid's Summer Reading Program kicks-off Wednesday, June 20 featuring “Sleeping Beauty in Outer Space,” an interactive puppet show by Moodoo Puppet Productions. In the Teen Summer Reading Program, youths in grades 6 through 12 are offered the opportunity to participate in the summer reading program, with a chance of winning a Kindle Fire and other prizes. The program runs from June 20 through August 18. Call 621-4902 or visit the Claremont Library at 208 N. Harvard Ave. to participate.
Kira Soltanovich was born in the former Soviet Union and raised by immigrant parents in San Francisco: “Like most kids, my parents took me to Disneyland—not for the rides, for the lines. They assumed there’d be food at the end of them.”
Brothers Curt and Andy Dale bring their distinctively California beers to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Musicians provide a soundtrack to viewing the garden and David Rogers’ “Big Bugs” art exhibition. Learn fun facts about the “bug-of-the-night” and enjoy handcrafted beer for guests 21 and older.
The Kiwanis Club of Claremont presents Route 66 Party featuring dancing on the patio to The Ravelers, casino games, Texas hold ‘em tournament (additional fee), silent auction with over 40 theme baskets and a live auction. 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 8 at the DoubleTree Hotel.
Claremont Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Robert Sage, will perform Sunday, June 10 honoring Great Britain, site of the 2012 Olympic games. After the performance will be a fundraiser after party at Casa de Salsa, which will donate a percentage of food orders to CSO.
Transatlantic Steel is scheduled to perform a free show at Folk Music Center Sunday, June 10 featuring Appalachian strings and Zimbabwean keys. Joti Rockwell and Tony Perman bring together instruments of southern Appalachia with the indigenous instruments of Zimbabwe using guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle and mbira.
PermaDirty Project Space hosted an after party following the art exhibition at Heirloom on Friday. PermaDirty’s current display, “Teen Love, Angst and Prepubescent Awkwardness,” features a wide variety of artwork within the theme. The exhibition at Heirloom, “Small Work in a Small Space,” was part of what PermaDirty owner and director Cynde Miller called a “PermaDirty take over,” in which artists from the Inland Empire display their works at an off-site location in conjunction with PermaDirty.
There is something unique about Hip Kitty Jazz and Fondue that has allowed it to stand strong, and even expand, while other Packing House businesses have come and gone. It is one of only a few businesses that have survived since the redevelopment’s opening in the summer of 2007.
June 1 through 29, Loft204 will display “Creative Adventure,” drawings and assemblage by Alan Swartz. An opening reception will be held Friday, June 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. at 532 W. First St. #204, Claremont in the Packing House.