Event Calendar (December 30, 2022 – January 7, 2023)

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com

What’s Happening Claremont? 


Friday, December 30

  • 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, visiting opheliasjump.org.
  • Rock ‘n’ rollers — and COURIER editor — Mick Rhodes and the Hard Eight 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 Yearwith 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.


Sunday, January 1

  • Happy New Year from the COURIER!


  • Start off the new year by dropping by the Claremont Farmers and Artisans Market along Harvard Avenue in the Claremont Village. The modest and chill market takes place every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Find organic food, clothing, jewelry, handcrafted items and more. For more information, visit claremontforum.org.


Monday, January 2

  • Following last week’s holiday break, city offices including city hall, the Alexander Hughes Community Center, Blaisdell Senior Center and more will reopen for normal business hours. For details on holiday closures and reopening, visit ci.claremont.ca.us/living/holiday-closure-schedule.


  • Senior activity classes will resume this week. Start the new year off right today at 9:35 a.m. with active adult chair exercise at the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. The free session lasts about an hour. Attendees must wear masks while indoors. For information call (909) 399-5490. For more classes, visit ci.claremont.ca.us and search “senior activities.”


Tuesday, January 3

  • The public is invited to the Glendora Public Library’s Friends Room, 140 S. Glendora Ave., for a free and open to the public science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) story time beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more details visit the library or call (626) 852-4891.


  • The public is invited to the council chamber, 225 W. Second St., at 7 p.m. to attend the first Claremont Planning Commission meeting of the new year. Agendas are posted online and at city hall the Thursday before the meeting. Visit ci.claremont.ca.us for meeting details or Zoom info.


Wednesday, January 4

  • On the first Wednesday of the month, the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, hosts a free 9:45 a.m. writing workshop. Writers offer responses to each other on elements such as organization, plot, setting, character development, point of view, and overall effectiveness. Call (909) 399-5488 to join.


  • At 4 p.m. via Zoom, children ages 5 and up can learn how to create origami figures using paper available at home during a free virtual workshop from the Los Angeles County Library. To register, go tovisit.lacountylibrary.org/event/7701592.


Thursday, January 5

  • AgingNext hosts a caregiver support group at 6 p.m. via Zoom. This event is free, but attendees are asked to RSVP. For details or to RSVP, call (909) 621-9900.


  • The police commission meets at 7 p.m. meeting in the city council chamber, 207 Harvard Ave., Claremont. Agendas are posted on the city’s website at ci.claremont.ca.us and at city hall the Thursday evening prior. Information is at ci.claremont.ca.us.


Friday, January 6

  • The Claremont Helen Renwick Library’s adult book club meets at 10:30 a.m. at 208 N. Harvard Ave., to discuss “The Sentence” by Louise Erdrich. The club is free and open to the public. For details call (909) 621-4902.


  • The Claremont Senior Computer Club hosts its free technology assistance lab from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave. The course is open to seniors who need help with their laptops, tablets, phones, or other devices. Computers will also be available. For details, visit ci.claremont.ca.us.


  • The war and existentialism book club meets the first Friday of every month from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. January’s book of discussion is “The Master and Margarita” by Mikhail Bulgakov. Attendance is free but pre-registration is required by calling (909) 399-5488.


Saturday, January 7

  • Stop by the Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., at 2 p.m. for a free and open to the public reading from “A Fire Story” author Brian Fies, as well as victims of the 2017 Santa Rosa fire who lost homes and property in the blaze. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and share their own stories. For more info, visit claremontlibrary.org.


  • Browse artwork around the city as various businesses and museums participate in the Claremont Art Walk, held the first Saturday of every month between 6 and 9 p.m. Further details will appear in next week’s COURIER. Email claremontartwalkinfo@gmail.comfor more info.


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