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.
FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE in the Claremont Village offers local bands with outdoor performances from 6 to 9 p.m. Tonight’s entertainment includes Harmony Sisters & the Little Big Band (‘40s, ‘50s) in the public plaza near Laemmle; Squeakin’ Wheels, (folk, blues) at Shelton Park, corner of Harvard and Bonita; Nick Casillas & Friends (brass, strings) at the Claremont Chamber on Yale Avenue; and Jackson Family (folk, blues) outside the Council Chambers on?Second Street.
LIVE THEATER Ophelia’s Jump’s production of Tribes opens at 8 p.m. Friday, June 3 at The Theatre Company Performing Arts Studio in Upland. Additional performances take place through June 12 at various times. 1400 N. Benson Ave. Additional information is available at opheliasjump.org or (909) 380-2753.
LIVE MUSIC IN THE VILLAGE Claremont’s seasonal Friday Nights Live concert series is back, now with four stages of free live music. The annual outdoor concert series features a variety of rock, pop, country, jazz and orchestral ensembles.
COMMENCEMENT exercises begin today with Claremont Graduate University at 9 a.m., Pitzer College at 10 a.m., Keck Graduate Institute at 11 a.m., Claremont McKenna at 2 p.m. and Scripps at 5 p.m. To watch online, see last week’s story on claremont-courier.com for links to individual college websites. See a special COURIER video presentation Monday.
COLLEGE SENIOR ART EXHIBIT: Scripps and Claremont McKenna College 2016 senior art exhibit opens tonight at Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery with a free artists’ reception from 7 to 9 p.m. The show, “You Must Not Know,” features Scripps and CMC artists Noor Asif, Emily Wages, Chelsea Fusco, Chrysanna Daley, Jessica Jin, Grace Poole, Caroline Thomas and Tiffany Goncalves.
IT’S KOHOUTEK TIME! The “40-something” annual (she politely declines to state her actual age, though sources tell the COURIER she was born in 1973) Kohoutek Music and Arts Festival takes place today at Pitzer College. The always free and always awesome Kohoutek gets underway at 3:30 p.m. with the COURIER’S hands-down favorite band name of the week, Quesadilla Centrifuge.