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57 UNDERGROUND: 300-C S. Thomas St., Pomona Arts Colony. Friday through Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m., second and last Saturdays, 12 to 9 p.m. 57 Underground features contemporary works by member and guest artists. 397-0218.

—Through June 30: “Quint-Essence” featuring paintings and sculpture by George Garside, Steve Long, Mervyn Seldon, Yi-li Chin Ward and Jay Reed.

AMOCA MUSEUM: 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. 865-3146. Wednesday through Saturday, 12 to 5 p.m.

—Through June 30: “kilnopening.edu 2012” and “Big Fish, Small Pot V.”

—July 14 through September 29: “Patti Warashina: Wit and Wisdom,” a retrospective exhibition that marks the evolution of Warashina’s artistic career, which illustrates a variety of themes including the human condition, feminism, car culture and political/social topics. Opening Reception: Saturday, July 14 from 6 to 9 p.m.

—Saturday, August 11: AMOCA’s Second Saturday Lecture Series. 6 to 7 p.m.

BUDDHAMOUSE EMPORIUM: 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 626-3322.

—Through June 30: “Forgotten Altars,” featuring paintings by artist and actor Christopher Cousins.

BUNNY GUNNER GALLERY: 266 W. Second St., Pomona Arts Colony. Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 12 to 6 p.m. 868-2808.

—Through July 10: Jay Merryweather’s series of paintings, “There is No Excellent Beauty,” exploring the subject of aesthetics. Saturday Reception: June 30 from 6 to 9 p.m.

FIRST STREET GALLERY ART CENTER: 250 W. First St., Suite 120, Claremont. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 626-5455.

—Through June 22: “Staff Selects,” showcasing works by the staff and clients of First Street Gallery Art Center. A range of media will be featured including paintings, drawings, ceramics, photo/video and mixed-media sculpture.

GALLERIA BERETICH: The home of Barbara Beretich, 1034 Harvard Ave., Claremont. 624-0548. www.galleriaberetich.com.

—Open Sundays from 12 to 3 p.m. by appointment only: Featuring California art, paintings and sculptures from local and national artists since 1976.

GALLERY SOHO: 300-A S. Thomas St., basement level, Pomona Arts Colony. Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

—Through June 30: “Expressions” open art show.

LOFT 204: 532 W. First St. #204, Claremont in the Packing House. Open Wednesday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m. and first Fridays, 6 to 9 p.m. 391-4208.

—Through June 29: “Creative Adventure,” drawings and assemblage by Alan Swartz.

MALOOF FOUNDATION FOR ARTS & CRAFTS: 5131 Carnelian St., Alta Loma. 980-0412, info@malooffoundation.org or www.malooffoundation.org.

Tours: Docent-led tours are offered on Thursdays and Saturdays at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. and feature Sam Maloof’s handmade home, furniture and the extensive Maloof collection of arts and crafts. Due to limited capacity, advance reservations are strongly recommended for all tours. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students. The Discovery Garden is open to visitors on Thursdays and Saturdays between 12 and 4 p.m. at no charge. Check in at the Foundation Bookstore. The garden features drought-tolerant plants native from California and other parts of the word.

PETTERSON MUSEUM OF INTERCULTURAL ART: 730 Plymouth Road, Pilgrim Place. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. Contains collections of international fine art, folk art and material culture from 10,000 B.C. to the present, contributed by Pilgrim Place residents and community friends and covering every continent. 399-5544.

—Through September 2: “Celebrating the Traditional and Modern Arts of Japan.”

RANCHO SANTA ANA BOTANIC GARDEN: 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. Open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Admission to the garden is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors (65+) and students with valid ID, $4 for children 3 to 12, no charge for children under 3, and free of charge to members. 625-8767 or www.rsabg.org.

—Through July 15: Sculptor David Rogers’ “Big Bugs.” Up to 25-foot-long creepy crawlies from natural materials.

—June 14 and 21: “Bugs and Brews” for guests 21 and older. Brothers Curt and Andy Dale bring their distinctively California beers to RSABG. 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.

—Through July 29: Walk among and learn about native southern California butterflies at the “Butterfly Pavilion,” open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $2 per person in addition to general admission to the garden.

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