NIGHTLIFE: Claremont concerts and shows
CASA DE SALSA: 415 W. Foothill Blvd. This is a restaurant that offers weekly live entertainment. 445-1200.
—Thursday: Michael Ryan and Friends. 6 to 9 p.m.
—Friday through Sunday: Romantic guitarist Vicente Victoria. 5 p.m. to closing.
—Sunday: Mariachi San Pedro. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
EUREKA CLAREMONT: 580 W. First St., Claremont. Open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday and closes at 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. “Hoppy” Hour daily from 2 to 6 p.m. 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 30: All Tito’s Vodka drinks $2 off and Eureka Thursday Night Music featuring Black Bear and the Cheyenne Autumn Band.
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: 624-2928 or www.folkmusiccenter.com.
—Saturday, May 25: Fivacious performs at 7:30 p.m. $10.
FLAPPERS COMEDY: 540 W. First St., Claremont Packing House. 18+. Show times: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.
—May 24 and 25: Dan Gabriel has been a comedian most of his life. Instead of focusing on school, Mr. Gabriel studied comedy legends like Steve Martin and stayed up late performing at open mic night at comedy clubs. Not long after, Mr. Gabriel began his career as an opening act for his heroes: Dave Chappelle and George Lopez. He now has worked his way from opening act to touring headliner and has been featured on shows like CBS’s The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and NBC’s Late Friday.
—May 31 and June 1: Mary Lynn Rasjkub is an actress, comedienne and singer best known as a co-star of Kiefer Sutherland on the popular television series 24. Ms. Rajskub made her debut on television in 1995 as one of the original cast members of Mr. Show with Bob and David. In 1999 she joined the cast of the television series Veronica's Closet, appearing in 15 episodes of the show. As a skilled guitar player, Ms. Rajskub has also been part of the comic duo called Girls Guitar Club and appeared on the NBC's Late Friday TV show. In the 2000s she ventured into more dramatic roles, most notably her role as analyst Chloe O'Brian on the popular TV series 24. While she has been mainly a television star, Ms. Rajskub also offered performances in Mysterious Skin, Sweet Home Alabama, Punch-Drunk Love, Firewall, and Little Miss Sunshine. She has been nominated for 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards.
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: 2-drink minimum. Info: 447-6700 or www.hipkittyjazz.com.
—Friday, May 24: Hobo Jazz (swing/jazz). 8 p.m. $5 cover charge.
—Saturday, May 25: Flattop Tom and his Jump Cats (swing/jump blues). 8 p.m. $5 cover charge.
—Sunday, May 26: Sweet-Heat World Beat & Latin Rhythms (Latin/World). 7 p.m.
—Tuesday, May 28: Ladies Night (female DJs). 9 p.m.
—Wednesday, May 29: Open Jam Night with The Plustones. 8 p.m.
—Thursday, May 30: Coleslaw (indie) at 7 p.m. and Beat Cinema (DJ) at 10 p.m.
—Friday, May 31: BB & The Blues Shacks with Lil “A” and the Allnighters (rhythm n’ blues). 8 p.m. $5 cover charge.
—Saturday, June 1: The Scott Martin Latin Soul Band (jazz). 8 p.m. $5 cover charge.
HOTEL CASA 425: 425 W. First St., Claremont. Call 624-2272 or visit www.casa425.com.
—Saturday, May 25: Vahagni performs from 7 to 10 p.m.
THE PRESS RESTAURANT: 129 Harvard Ave., Claremont Village. Thursday through Saturday until 2 a.m. Live DJ every Thursday at 11 p.m. 21+ after 9 p.m. Standing room only after 9:30 p.m. No cover. 625-4808.
—Friday, May 24: Soul Identity (rock/soul). 10 p.m.
—Saturday, May 25: Walter Clevenger & The Dairy Kings. 10 p.m.
—Sunday, May 26: Sunday night dinner music. 6 to 8 p.m.
—Tuesday, May 28: King Trivia Night. Answer trivia questions for a chance to win beer. 9:30 p.m.
—Wednesday, May 29: Half-off Wine Wednesday. 11 a.m. to closing.
—Thursday, May 30: Baldy Mountain Jazz Band (jazz). 8 p.m.
—Friday, May 31: Rex Holmes (rock/soul). 10 p.m.
—Saturday, June 1: The Neighborhood Bullys (indie/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+. $5 cover charge on Fridays and Saturdays after 8 p.m. (no cover charge with student ID). 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.
WALTER’S RESTAURANT: 310 Yale Ave., Claremont. VIP and fire pit lounge open from 7 to 10 p.m. 767-2255.
—Fridays: Gypsy Kings-style Spanish guitar. Enjoy the authentic sounds of Kimera during your dinner/appetizers and drinks in the VIP lounge. 7 to 10 p.m.
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.