Event Calendar (December 23-31, 2022)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont? 

Friday, December 23

  • Today is the final day to donate to Children’s Foundation of America’s holiday heroes gift drive. Donors can shop from CFA’s gift list at childrensfoundationofamerica.org and drop gifts at collection sites in Claremont, Rancho Cucamonga, or Ontario. Visit childrensfoundationofamerica.org for more information and drop-off sites.


Saturday, December 24

  • The Kiwanis Club of Claremont’s holiday See’s Candy store, at 191 S. Indian Hill Blvd., will close up shop for the season after being open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. For details visit claremontkiwanis.org.
  • A sing-along screening of “Fiddler on the Roof” (1971) with Temple Beth Israel cantor Paul Buch, will be held at 7 p.m. tonight, the seventh night of Chanukah, at the Laemmle Claremont 5 Theater, 450 W. Second St. Tickets begin at $18 at the door. For more info visit eventbrite.com and search “Laemmle Claremont.”


Sunday, December 25

  • Merry Christmas from the COURIER!
  • In observance of the holiday, the Claremont Farmer’s and Artisan market will be closed today. The market will return next Sunday, January 1, 2023.


Monday, December 26

  • Senior classes at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, will shut down today and reopen Tuesday, January 3. The center will be open over the break for its senior nutrition program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. For details call (909) 399-5488.
  • Claremont city offices will be closed December 26 to December 30 and will reopen for normal business hours Monday, January 2. The Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, will remain open through the break for its senior nutrition program. Regular classes at the Blaisdell and Joslyn centers will also resume on Monday, January 2. To view the class list, visit ci.claremont.ca.us and search “senior activities.” Claremont Unified School District classes will resume classes Monday, January 9. The Claremont Colleges will be back Tuesday, January 17, and Keck Graduate Institute will begin its spring semester January 3. For more information visit ci.claremont.ca.us or cusd.claremont.edu.


Tuesday, December 27

  • Inland Valley Hope Partner’s Sova Program, located at 904 E. California St., Ontario, takes donations of nonperishable food and hygiene products from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Donors should call (909) 622-3806 before heading over to ensure someone is available to receive their donation.


Wednesday, December 28

  • The Pomona Red Cross Blood, Platelet and Plasma Donation Center, 100 Red Cross Circle, hosts a blood, power red and AB plasma donation drive from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Appointments can be made online at the American Red Cross website, redcrossblood.org. For more info call (909) 859-7070.


Thursday, December 29

  • Last Name Brewing, 2120 Porterfield Way, Upland, hosts rising indie band Chase Petra and a trio of openers at 7 p.m. The Long Beach band’s debut album, “Liminal,” features quarter-life-crisis pop rock tunes rooted in early 2000s pop punk and indie rock. Opening the show are Don Luxe, VERUM, and The Offtrax. Presale tickets are $20 at lastnamebrewing.com, or $25 at the door. This is an all-ages show.


Friday, December 30

  • Build up your toddler’s pre-literacy and cognitive skills with the baby band music class at the Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. The course, open to newborns and baby’s up to two years old, begins at 10:30 a.m. Register at visit.lacountylibrary.org/event/7466792.


  • Artist Baz Francis, accompanied by Hillary Burton and Andre Tusques of Honeychain, will perform at Ophelia Jump Productions music lounge, 2009 Porterfield Way, suite H, in Upland at 8 p.m. General admission is $20. Attendees must be 21 or over to purchase alcohol. To buy tickets or learn more, visit opheliasjump.org.
  • Roots rockers Mick Rhodes and the Hard Eight — led by COURIER editor Mick Rhodes — play a free pre-New Year’s Eve show from 8 p.m. to midnight at the new Hi Brow Pub, 1667 N. Mountain Ave., Upland. The show is 21+. More info is at www.mickrhodes.com or www.thehibrowpub.com.


Saturday, December 31


  • Walter’s Restaurant, 310 Yale Ave., Claremont, hosts a New Year’s Eve bash from 8 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. Entertainment will include a DJ, a special buffet, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts until midnight, after which just the bar will remain open. Presale tickets are $125, or $150 at the door. Call (208) 946-3318 for tickets. Visit waltersrestaurant.com for more details.
  • Casa 425, 425 W. First St., Claremont, invites guests to toast the New Year with discounted room rates that include a bottle of sparkling wine. More details are at casa425.com/toast-the-new-year, or by calling (909) 624-2272.
  • The Canyon, 5060 E. Montclair Plaza Ln., Unit 2020, Montclair, will ring in the New Year with live music and dancing until 2 a.m. General admission ranges from $20 to $36. Tickets with table reservations must purchase dinner and arrive by 7 p.m. Doors open at 10 p.m. for all other attendees. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. For more details, visit wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com.
  • Kahramana Restaurant, 345 W. Foothill Blvd., Upland, has New Year’s Eve festivities beginning at 9:30 p.m. Entertainment includes performances by Ammar Alobaidi, Senan Maryoosh, Sufyan, and John Maalouf. Tickets are $125. For reservations call (909) 932-0006.
  • As we countdown to 2023 tonight, the COURIER reminds all to please refrain from driving under the influence. Don’t start the year on the wrong foot, in the Police Blotter. Uber, Lyft or a taxi will happily get you home safe.


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