A rockin' Second Saturday, indeed. Our favorite exhibit of the night: Dee Cole's fantastic paper mache creatures at the dA. Also at the dA, a jazz band of young musicians and a performance piece that included the ritualistic burning of a devilish totem, followed by a polite appearance of the Pomona Police Department (what? no permit for devil burning? you'll need to clear the street...everyone back inside).
A meander around the block led us to the much anticipated Acerogami -- this is the new bar and lounge nestled between the Glass House and the record store on Second St. between Thomas and Main. Rob Fisher, production manager/consultant, tells us the bar's name means "folded metal;" the interior design -- not to mention the exterior architectural details -- make clear the relevance of the name. A white russian and a manhattan cost us $17, sans tip. The drinks were tasty and well-mixed. Swanky set up, void of those annoying corporate logos (no glaring neon Budweiser signs in sight). Rob tells us all the interior elements -- from the bar stools to the bathroom stall doors -- were hand-crafted for the site. Definitely worth a look.
Next up on the block: Aladdin Jrs, coming soon to the corner of 2nd and Main (former home of Lela's).