NIGHTLIFE: Claremont concert and show listings
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, August 15: 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.
—Friday, August 9: What’s funny about war, poverty, ignorance, bigotry, neo-conservatism, homophobia, greed, lust and fear? Ask Roy Zimmerman. He’s been writing satirical songs for 20 years. The Los Angeles Times says, “Zimmerman displays a lacerating wit and keen awareness of society’s foibles that bring to mind a latter-day Tom Lehrer.” 7:30 p.m. $12.
—Saturday, August 17: Hobo Jazz plays a blend of roots music and pre-war soul with Dave Brown, a native of Riverside, who channels the spirit and style of Jimmie Rodgers, America’s Blue Yodeler, with songs of the 1930s.
—Sunday, August 18: Beginning (and then some) harmonica workshop with Bill Barrett. 4:30 to 6 p.m. $20.
—Sunday, September 8: Beginning ukulele. Bring a ukulele or borrow one at the workshop. 4:30 to 6 p.m. $20.
—Saturday, September 14: It’s difficult to imagine Frank Fairfield living in an apartment, let alone using email or a cell phone. It’s much easier to picture him in the back of a boxcar, plucking his battered banjo. Mr. Fairfield may have an old folk sound, but he’s just 27, and he hails from California's central valley—not Appalachia. He plays fiddle, guitar and banjo while singing and hollering. With his Brylcreem-parted hair and high-waisted pants, he brings an old-time aesthetic to his music. 7:30 p.m. $12.
FLAPPERS COMEDY: 540 W. First St., Claremont Packing House. 18+. Show times: Friday at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.
— Friday and Saturday, August 9 and 10: Saleem has been seen on The Tonight Show and Lopez Tonight, Last Comic Standing. He has also toured with musical acts the Temptations, Boys II Men, Vanessa Williams plus comedians George Carlin, Joan Rivers, Chris Rock and Adam Sandler.
—Sunday, August 11: Two Milk Minimum features a rotation of outlandish and zany comedy magicians, jugglers, musicians, improv artists, puppeteers and novelty acts. $10. 4:30 p.m.
— Sunday, August 11: Silly Sundays (open mic/auditions). 9 p.m.
—Thursday, August 15: First Timer Funnies. 8 p.m.
—Friday and Saturday, August 16 and 17: Jimmy Brogan worked for 9 years at The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as a writer and talent coordinator, after which he continued his standup comedy career and has written 2 movies.
FOX THEATER POMONA: 301 S. Garey Ave., Pomona. www.foxpomona.com.
—Friday, October 25: AFI.
—Saturday, October 26: The Naked and Famous.
THE GLASS HOUSE: 200 W. Second St., Pomona. 865-3802.
—Saturday, August 17: The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. $12 to $15. 7 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: 2-drink minimum. Info: 447-6700 or www.hipkittyjazz.com.
—Friday, August 9: Hobo Jazz (jazz). 8 p.m. $5 cover charge.
—Saturday, August 10: Phat Cat Swinger (lounge/jazz). 8 p.m. $5 cover charge.
—Sunday, August 11: Sweet-Heat World Beat & Latin Rhythms (world/Latin). 7 to 11 p.m.
—Tuesday, August 13: Beat Cinema (DJ). 10 p.m
—Wednesday, August 14: Open Jam Night with Geno’s Standard Band (jazz). 8 p.m.
—Thursday, August 15: Jetpacks and Laser Guns (electronic/rock). 7 p.m.
—Friday, August 16: Lookin’ for Trouble (rockabilly). 8 p.m. $5 cover charge.
—Saturday, August 17: The Lindy Sisters (swing/jazz). 8 p.m. $5 cover charge.
HOTEL CASA 425: 425 W. First St., Claremont. Call 624-2272 or visit www.casa425.com.
—Saturday, August 24: Brandon Bernstein (trio) performs 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, August 9: The Painkillers (rock). 10 p.m.
—Saturday, August 10: Mick Rhodes and the Hard Eight (rock). 10 p.m.
—Sunday, August 11: Sunday dinner piano music from 6 to 8 p.m.
—Tuesday, August 13: King Trivia Night. Answer trivia questions for a chance to win beer. 9:30 p.m.
—Wednesday, August 14: Half-off Wine Wednesday. 11 a.m. to closing.
—Thursday, August 15: Baldy Mountain Jazz Band (jazz). 8 p.m.
—Friday, August 16: No Man’s Band (rock). 10 p.m.
—Saturday, August 17: Chris Thayer Band (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.
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.