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NIGHTLIFE: Local concerts and shows

CASA DE SALSA: 415 W. Foothill Blvd. This is a restaurant that offers weekly live entertainment. 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 daily 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. 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, September 12: All Tito’s Vodka drinks $2 off and Eureka Thursday Night Music featuring Craic Haus (celtic/rockabilly).

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.

—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, September 6 and 7: Gina Yashere broke onto the American comedy scene with her appearances on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, where she made it to the final 10. She is also known in the United States for her regular appearances on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, as Madame Yashere, The Surly Psychic.

—Saturday, September 7: Comedy Traffic School. 8:30 p.m.

—Sunday, September 8: Two Milk Minimum features a rotation of outlandish and zany comedy magicians, jugglers, musicians, improv artists, puppeteers and novelty acts. $10. 4:30 and 7 p.m.

—Sunday, September 8: Al Miller Presents. 7 p.m.

— Sunday, September 8: Silly Sundays (open mic/auditions). 9 p.m.

—Tuesday, September 10: Joanie Coyote. 7:30 p.m.

—Wednesday, September 11: Comedy Traffic School with Jeff Hodge. 8:30 p.m.

—Thursday, September 12: Standing Room Only Comedy Night at 8 p.m. and New Faces Comedy Showcase at 10 p.m.

—Friday and Saturday, September 13 and 14: Scientist turned comedian Tim Lee.

FOX THEATER POMONA: 301 S. Garey Ave., Pomona. www.foxpomona.com.

—Friday, October 25: AFI.

—Saturday, October 26: The Naked and Famous.

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, September 6: Barbara Morrison and Jack Hale’s Six Shooter (jazz/blues). 8 p.m. $5 cover charge.

—Saturday, September 7: Griff Hamlin and the Circle City Horns (blues/jazz). 8 p.m. $5 cover charge.

—Sunday, September 8: The Overeasy (funk/rock/soul). 7 p.m.

—Tuesday, September 10: The Cosmopolites (jazz/funk/rock). 9 p.m.

—Wednesday, September 11: Open Jam Night with Geno’s Standard Band (jazz). 8 p.m.

Thursday, September 12: Private Cat Radio (jazz). 7 p.m.

Friday, September 13: Big Joe and the Night Train (blues/rockabilly). 8 p.m. $5 cover charge.

—Saturday, September 14: Rumble King (rock n roll). 8 p.m. $5 cover charge.

HOTEL CASA 425: 425 W. First St., Claremont. Call 624-2272 or visit www.casa425.com.

—Wednesday, September 28: Lorenzo Grassi (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, September 6: Mr. Squeeze and the Medicine Show (eclectic/Americana). 10 p.m.

—Saturday, September 7: Jetpacks & Laser Guns (rock). 10 p.m.

—Sunday, September 8: Sunday dinner piano music from 6 to 8 p.m.

Tuesday, September 9: King Trivia Night. Answer trivia questions for a chance to win beer. 9:30 p.m.

—Wednesday, September 10: Half-off Wine Wednesday. 11 a.m. to closing.

—Thursday, September 12: The T Special (jazz). 9 p.m.

—Friday, September 13: Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray (country/rock). 10 p.m.

—Saturday, September 14: Former Friends of Young Americans (alternative). 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. Happy hour specials are only valid in the bar and lounge areas. 767-2255.

—Margarita Mondays: $2 house margaritas, $3 house wine, $3 delirium tremens and $3 bolawnies.

—Tequila Tuesdays: $2 house tequila, $3 house wine, $3 Corona and $3 nachos.

—Whiskey Wednesdays: $2 house scotch or bourbon, $3 house wine, $3 Stella and $3 bruschetta.

—Thirsty Thursdays: Half-off all drinks and appetizers all evening.

—Finest Fridays: $2 house vodka, $3 Pomona Queen, Green Flash and Hanger 24. Plus $3 house wine, $4 nachos and $6 classic burger and fries all evening. Kimera performs Gypsy Kings-style music.

—Saturdays and Sundays: $3 Bloody Marys, mimosas and Afghan fries from opening to closing. Live jazz music is performed on weekends.


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: calendar@claremont-courier.com. Fax: 621-4072. Address: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205-B, Claremont, 91711. There is NO guarantee that items submitted will be published.