NIGHTLIFE: Claremont concerts and shows
CASA DE SALSA: 415 W. Foothill Blvd. This is a restaurant that offers weekly live entertainment. (909) 445-1200.
—Thursdays: Michael Ryan and Friends. 6 to 9 p.m.
—Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: Romantic guitarist Vicente Victoria. 5 p.m.
—Sundays: Mariachi San Pedro. Brunch. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
EUREKA CLAREMONT: 580 W. First St., Claremont. Open from 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday; closes at 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. “Hoppy” Hour daily from 2 to 6 p.m. (909) 445-8875.
—Mondays: Local Mondays featuring $3 Dale Bros. Brewery pints.
—Tuesdays: 50 percent off all wines by the glass.
—Wednesdays: Steal-the-Glass craft beer of the week. Meet the brewer first Wednesday of every month.
—Thursday, May 22: All Tito’s Vodka drinks $2 off and Eureka Thursday Night Music with Craic Haus (Irish pub/punk).
THE FOLK MUSIC CENTER: 220 Yale Ave., Claremont Village.
—Open mic night, the last Sunday of every month. Sign-up begins at 6 p.m.; performances run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Admission is $1. Info: (909) 624-2928 or folkmusiccenter.com.
FLAPPERS COMEDY: 540 W. First St., Claremont Packing House. 18+. Show times: Friday at 8 and 10 p.m., Saturday at 7 and 9:30 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.
—Friday, May 16: Jen Kober from The Mindy Project. 7 and 9:30 p.m.
—Saturday, May 17: Jen Kober from The Mindy Project. 7 and 9:30 p.m.
—Sunday, May 18: Two Milk Minimum at 4:30 p.m. and First Timer Funnies with Nick Cobb at 7 p.m.
—Thursday, May 22: First Timer Funnies with Luck Ashlocke. 8 p.m.
—Friday, May 23: Grant Cotter from MTV. 7 and 9:30 p.m.
—Saturday, May 24: Grant Cotter from MTV. 7 and 9:30 p.m.
FOX THEATER POMONA: 301 S. Garey Ave., Pomona. foxpomona.com.
—Saturday, May 17: Scion Rock Fest with Machine Head, High On Fire, Red Fang, Orchid, Crowbar, King Buzzo, Midnight, BLAST, Speedwolf, Power Trip, Coffins, Jex Thoth, Windhand, Exhumed, In Cold Blood, Nekrogoblikon, Lord Dying, Hot Lunch, Aqua Nebula, Oscillator, All Them Witches, Pins of Light, Carousel, The Well, Big Business, Moab, and Black Sheep Wall. 3 p.m. Tickets are free with RSVP.
—Friday, June 6: Saosin. 9 p.m. $30-$32.50
—Saturday, June 21: John York. $15. 7:30 p.m.
—Thursday, June 26: Trippin the Sixties featuring Barry McGuirre and John York. $20. 7:30 p.m.
HIP KITTY JAZZ & FONDUE: 502 W. First St., Claremont Packing House. Tuesday through Sunday, 5:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Live jazz every night. Admission: Two-drink minimum. Info: (909) 447-6700 or hipkittyjazz.com.
—Friday, May 16: Linnzi Zaorski (swing/lounge). 8 p.m. $5 cover charge.
—Saturday, May 17: Flattop Tom and his Jump Cats (jump blues/swing). 8 p.m. $5 cover charge.
—Sunday, May 18: Sweet Heat World Beat & Latin Rhythms (Latin/world). 7 p.m.
—Tuesday, May 20: Beat Cinema presents Beat Battle Vol. 7 (DJ). 9 p.m.
—Wednesday, May 21: Jam Night with Carl Bunch & Friends (jazz). 8 p.m.
—Thursday, May 22: The Will Jackson Group. 7 p.m.
—Friday, May 23: Griff Hamlin and the Circle City Horns (blues). 8 p.m. $5 cover charge.
—Saturday, May 24: Lil “A” and the Allnighters (blues). 8 p.m. $5 cover charge.
THE PRESS RESTAURANT: 129 Harvard Ave., Claremont Village. Thursday through Saturday until 2 a.m. Live DJ every Thursday at 11 p.m. 21 and over after 9 p.m. Standing room only after 9:30 p.m. No cover. (909) 625-4808.
—Saturday, May 24: Desperation Squad (rock/punk). 10 p.m.
—Sunday, May 25: Piano Sunday with Patrick Vargas and Cinema Sundays featuring Urgh! A Music War (1981).
—Tuesday, May 27: King Trivia Night. 9:30 p.m.
—Wednesday, May 28: Wine Wednesday with music by Joe Atman at 9:30 p.m.
—Thursday, May 29: Baldy Mountain Jazz Band (jazz) at 8:30 p.m. and DJ Sebastian Karim (dance/electro/soul/hip hop) at 11 p.m.
—Friday, May 30: Technicolor Hearts (electro) and Gina Roode (acoustic). 10 p.m.
—Saturday, May 31: Blues Highway (blues/rock). 10 p.m.
PIANO PIANO: 555 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Live dueling piano show times: Wednesday and Thursday, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. 21 and over. $5 cover charge on Fridays and Saturdays after 8 p.m. (no cover charge with student ID). (909) 547-4266.
—Tuesdays: Taco Tuesday with $1 tacos, $2 Coronas and $3 margaritas. Rock the mic or jam with the band.
—Wednesdays: “Rockstar Karaoke.” Rock the mic or jam with the band. $2 Bud Lights and $4 Vodka Rockstars. 9 p.m.
RANCHO SANTA ANA BOTANIC GARDEN: 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont in the California Courtyard. Tickets: $6 for adult members, $3 for seniors, students and children 3 to 12 years. Non-member prices are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, students and children. Call 625-8767 or visit rsabg.org. Gates open at 6 p.m., performances begin at 7 p.m.
—Saturday, May 31: Ben and Ellen Harper headline the 2014 Claremont Folk Festival. Various folk musicians perform at the festival; art and food vendors will also be present. Tickets are $40 to $125; children 12 and under may attend for free. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visit folkmusiccenter.com/folk-festival for more information and ticket purchases.
WALTER’S RESTAURANT: 310 Yale Ave., Claremont. VIP and fire pit lounge open from 7 to 10 p.m. Happy hour specials are only valid in the bar and lounge areas. (909) 767-2255.
—Margarita Mondays: $5 margaritas, $5 house wine, $5 Jacaranda Rye, $5 Tandoori chicken wings.
—Tequila Tuesdays: $5 house tequila, $5 house wine, $5 Double Dude IPA and $5 nachos.
—Whiskey Wednesdays: $5 whiskey, $5 house wine, $5 Dale Bros. Black Beer and $5 bruschetta.
—Thirsty Thursdays: $5 beers, half off wine bottles and appetizers (not specials).
—Finest Fridays: $5 house vodka, $5 house wine, $5 Claremont Craft Double Dude IPA, $5 Walter’s Honey Blonde, $5 Dale Bros. Pomona Queen, $5 nachos and $7 classic burger and fries.
—Saturdays and Sundays: $4 bloody Marys, $4 mimosas, $5 fireball shots, $5 Afghan fries and $5 Stone Pale Ale, all day and night.
Jenelle Rensch covers the calendar, arts and entertainment. Deadline: Thursday at 5 p.m., one week before publication. Include date, time, address, a contact phone number and fee for admission (if applicable). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax: 621-4072. Address: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205-B, Claremont, 91711. There is NO guarantee that items submitted will be published.