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Friday, August 3

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE The free concert series Friday Nights Live continues with Hank’s Cadillac at Laemmle plaza; Adrienne Selina at the chamber of commerce; J. Grizz Band at Shelton Park; and Aubren Hickernell at city hall. Friday Nights Live runs from 6 to 9 p.m. More information is at claremontchamber.org.


Saturday, August 4

ART?WALK The first Saturday Art Walk takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. in galleries throughout the Village and beyond. See page 15 for more information.

VILLAGE TOUR Claremont Heritage’s monthly docent-led guided walking tour of the Village is at 10 a.m. in front of the Depot, 200 W. First St. Participants are invited to explore Claremont’s history, including the significance of the railroad, citrus crops, the Colleges and the Village. The cost is $5 and reservations are available at (909) 621-0848 or info@claremontheritage.org.

FREE JAZZ Claremont Community School of Music’s Sunset Saturdays free concerts return for one show from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 951 W. Foothill Blvd. The evening of jazz standards will feature Baba Elefante on bass, Nery Kim on piano, Tsugumi Shikano on drums and Nicholas Casillas on saxophone. Entrance to the recital hall is across the corridor from Salon Bloom. For information, email nicholascasillas@gmail.com.


Sunday, August 5

COMIC BOOKS, COLLECTIBLES The Packing House at 532 W. First St., Claremont is the site of the monthly free comic book and collectibles show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event features comic book art demonstrations, comic books, collectibles, new and vintage comics, graphic novels and more.


Monday, August 6

NIGHT BLOOMING JAZZMEN Claremont’s annual free Concerts in the Park series continues at 7 p.m. with local treasures Night Blooming Jazzmen. The Monday concerts at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., start at 7 p.m. and run through Labor Day, September 3. Remember to bring blankets and low chairs. The Kiwanis Club provides a variety of food concessions, and dogs and alcoholic beverages are not allowed. Here’s the rest of this year’s lineup: August 13, The Ravelers; August 2, Michael Ryan and Friends; August 27, Suavé; September 3,  The Answer. For information, call (909) 399-5490 or email specialevents@ci.claremont.ca.us.


Tuesday, August 7

PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALIZATION TALK Claremont Presbyterian Church, at 1111 N.  Mountain Ave., hosts a free 7:45 p.m. discussion, “Let’s Talk About Psychiatric Hospitalization,” with Steve Jennings, director of business development at Aurora Charter Oak. More information is at namipv.org, (909) 625-2383 or charteroakhospital.com.

THE MUSEUM AS SPIRITUAL JOURNEY Pilgrim Place’s Decker Hall, 665 Avery Rd., Claremont, is the site for a 7 p.m. “Evening of Enlightenment.” The free lecture, “Going to a Museum as a Spiritual Practice,” will be presented by Mary Ann Brussat of Claremont’s Spirituality and Practice, who is also a resident of Pilgrim Place. This event is sponsored by the Petterson Museum of Intercultural Art, 730 Plymouth Rd., Claremont. The museum is free, and is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. More information is available at (909) 399-5573 or by email at jtomes@pilgrimplace.org.

SENIOR COMPUTER CLUB Claremont Senior Computer Club meets every Tuesday, with social time at 7 p.m. and the meeting beginning at 7:30, at the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. The long-running group meets weekly to discuss general information about computers, tablets and smart phones. Each meeting provides an opportunity for questions to the group’s club experts, and newcomers are always welcome. More information is at cscclub.org.

MINIONS, FREE IN-N-OUT BURGERS! One of the city of Claremont’s most popular annual family traditions, Movies in the Park, wraps up with a season capping National Night Out showing of Despicable Me 3 at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., and as if that weren’t enough, In-N-Out will be there with free burgers. The Claremont Police Department, in collaboration with other community groups, will also have several exhibits on display, as well as games and prizes for the kids. In-n-Out will give away 550 free hamburgers, but tickets are required. For a burger, visit the Claremont Police Department at 570 W. Bonita Ave. to get your free ticket (one per person). The movie begins at dusk. Remember to bring blankets and low chairs. Dogs and alcoholic beverages are not allowed. For more information call (909) 399-5490 or email specialevents@ci.claremont.ca.us.


Wednesday, August 8

BEAT THE HEAT IN THE GARDEN The forecast is calling for temps near 100 degrees again today, and one of our local sources of natural shade, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, at 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, is extending its hours to help with a lovely spot to cool off. The Garden is open until 8 p.m. through August. More info is at rsabg.org, (909) 621-8767, or via email at info@rsabg.org.

FROLIC AT THE 425: The McCrevasse Brothers will play at the Casa 425 patio this evening beginning at 6 p.m. Get a good spot on the patio at 425 W. First St., Claremont. Casa 425 offers live music on Wednesdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 to 10 p.m. For information, visit casa425.com or call (909) 624-2272.


Thursday, August 9

HITS AND HAPPY HOUR: Local music men Michael Ryan, Ken Soderlund and Hai Muradian continue their Thursday evening standing gig tonight at Walter’s, 310 Yale Ave., Claremont. The music starts at 7 p.m. but arrive early and enjoy a plate of bolawnies and Afghan fries. For information, visit waltersrestaurant.com or call (909) 767-2255.


Friday, August 10

LIVE MUSIC IN THE VILLAGE The city’s free concert series Friday Nights Live continues with the smooth guitar-driven jazz of the Marc Weller Combo at Laemmle plaza; Mike’s Guitar World at the chamber of commerce; Patrick Carrico Band at Shelton Park; and Ana Maria de la Cruz at city hall. Friday Nights Live runs from 6 to 9 p.m. through October. More information is at claremontchamber.org.


Saturday, August 11

YOU’RE A HEARTBREAKER Though we’re solidly suburban here in Claremont, we do have the advantage of easy access to Los Angeles’ urban jungle via the nearby Metrolink station, or just a short drive away at Azusa’s Gold Line depot. One of my family’s favorite excursions on the train is to get out to LA’s Pershing Square for their free Downtown Stage summer concert series. Tonight 1980s superstar Pat Benatar, with her husband and guitar master Neil Giraldo will play a free concert at 8 p.m. Pershing Square is at 532 S. Olive St., Los Angeles. The show if free, but tickets are required. Go to eventbrite.com and search Pat Benatar for tickets. You can ditch the car and take the train via Claremont’s Metrolink station, or Azusa’s Gold Line, transferring at Union Station to the Red Line and exiting at Pershing Square. More information is at laparks.org/pershingsquare/dtstage.


Mick Rhodes covers the calendar, arts and entertainment. Submission deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday, one week before publication. Please include date, time, address, phone, web address, email address and cover charge (if applicable).