Inland Empire Events | Weekend Fun Guide 8/1- 8/3/14





Hi Friends and Neighbors –

With mandatory water conservation steps being taken this week, it’s time for we in the Inland Empire to do our part and find other ways to stay cool besides turning on the sprinklers.

Head up to Big Bear for cooler weather and some Renaissance era fun, or chill in an arena in Ontario and watch some football.

If you wait until evening to venture out you can check out a play or two in Redlands, do some shopping while live music plays in Claremont, or check out some bright nighttime fun with a 5K in Pomona.

Whatever you do, stay safe, stay cool, and do your part to conserve water!





8/1-2, Theater – “Sumi’s House” chronicling a first-generation Japanese immigrant family’s struggle pioneering in Riverside. Performances begin at 7 p.m. at The Box at the Fox Entertainment Plaza. Tickets are $10.

8/1, Carnival – Annual Carnival and Open House for Kidd Street Preschool from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Game booths, snacks and tours.

8/1, Concert  – Kidz Bop Dream Big, Sing Loud tour at the Fox Performing Arts Center, beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets $25-45 plus fees.

8/2, National Night Out – National Night Out event with Riverside Police Dept. in the parking lot of Target in Riverside from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

8/2, Concert – Riverside Summer Street Jam. Alien Ant Farm, Shoppy and 100 Proof in free all-ages music festival from 4-9 p.m. on University St. Between Orange and Lemon.

8/2, Concert – Summer Street Jam after party at Mission Tobacco Lounge. O Zorn, Black Horse Trio and more. 21 and over, no cover charge.

8/3, Barbecue – Gran’s BBQ Old School party at Gram’s Mission BBQ from noon to 8 p.m. Music and food, bounce house for the kids and cars.



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Now through 8/23, Theater – Redlands Theatre Festival presents six plays in rotation at the theatre in Prospect Park near Highland Ave. and Cajon St. July 31 is “9 to 5”, Aug. 1 is “Other Desert Cities”, Aug. 2 is “Romance Romance”. Plays begin at 8:30 p.m., General admission is $20, student, group pricing and season tickets available.

7/31-8/1, Dancing – 60’s night pre Redlands Bowl concert dancing and lessons with Fox Dance Studios from 7:10-7:45 p.m. Met in front of prosellis at the Redlands Bowl, 168 S. Eureka St.

7/31-8/2, Theater – “Hairspray” at the Redlands Bowl. Performances begin at 8:15 p.m., bench seating and grass area seating available,  concessions available at event.

8/1, Concert – Local star Roxie Jane in concert at Citrus Plaza, beginning at 8 p.m. near Barnes and Noble and Wet Seal. Concert area opens at 6:30 p.m., music begins at 8 p.m. Free concert, CD and shirt giveaways.

8/2, Author Visit – Jordon Romero, the youngest person to climb the tallest mountains on seven continents and author of “No Summit Out of Sight” at the Frugal Frigate, 9 North Sixth St. in Redlands, at 11:30 a.m.

8/2, Theater – Beehive Hairdo Contest before final “Hairspray” performance at the Redlands Bowl.  To enter the contest meet at the Talbot Courtyard behind the Mission Gables Bowl House at 6 p.m for judging.

8/2, Back to School – Micah House Back 2 School Jam from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Sylvan Park. Free backpacks with school supplies, activities for entire family. 


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8/1, Concert  – Abbey Road performs a Beatles tribute at M15 Concert Bar and Grill. 21 and over show tickets are $15, doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m.

8/2, Concert – Aaron Carter in concert at M15 Concert Bar and Grill. Doors open at 7 p.m., tickets are $15/$20. All ages show.

8/3, Concert – Rhythm Daddies featuring Gino Mateo and Ricky Estrada perform as part of the Summertime Blues series at M15 Concert Bar and Grill. Free admission, doors open at 2 p.m.



8/-3, Fundraiser – Relay for Life Chino 24 hour cancer walk Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. and ending 9 a.m. Sunday at Ruben S. Ayala Park, 14225 Central Ave in Chino. Entertainment, food, raffles and Lumineria ceremony.



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Now through 8/13, Exhibit – La Catrina, exhibit featuring intricate low-fire figures representing farmiliar figures in Latino culture. Adult admission is $7, students and seniors $5, under 12 is free.

8/1, Fish Fry – Upland Host Lions Fish Fry at Memorial Park, from 4-8 p.m. Tickets are $20, or $7 for kids who choose corn dogs.

8/1- 10/31, Concerts – Friday Nights Live in the Claremont Village, The Public Plaza, 101 North Indian Hill Boulevard and at The Chamber Office Yale & Second. Eat and shop downtown with live music. Bands perform from 6-9 p.m., check page for band listings.

8/1-2,  Comedy– Paul Morrissey performs at the Flappers Comedy Club. Friday performance at 7 p.m., Saturday at 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $20.

8/2-11/2, Exhibit – Art instillation and exhibit, “Cross Sections of a Landscape” by Pamela Burgess at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Gardens open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, admission is $8 adults, seniors and students $6, Children 4-12 $4.

8/2-3, Dinosaurs – Dinosaur fossil digs, moving dinosaur exhibits, bounce houses, face painting and more at the Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave in Pomona. Admission is $20 for general, seniors and military $18 with ID, ages 3-12 $15 or $24 for VIP, ages 2 and under free. Parking is $10 at Gate 17 on Fairplex Dr.

8/2, Grand Opening – Live music, food and beer Saturday from 12 -10 p.m. at Rök House Brewing Company.

8/2, Concert – Mindclouder Music Festival at The Fox Theatre Pomona, 301 S. Garey Ave. in Pomona.  Several hip hop artists performing at the all ages show beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20-$25.

8/2, Neon Run– 5k run through neon glowing water, laser lighting, fog and music with black lights beginning at 8 p.m. at the Fairplex  $10 parking fee, registration is $60 day of event. Neon, glow-in-the-dark or white clothing advised.

8/2, Concert – Blessthefall with I Killed The Prom Queen and Capture The Crown at The Glass House. Tickets are $17.50-$20, all-ages show starts at 6 p.m.

8/3, Butterflies – Butterfly Pavilion release party at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, from 1-3 p.m. Garden admission is $8 adults, seniors and students $6, Children 4-12 $4.



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8/1-17, Hunting – Hunting workshops, seminars, education and more at Bass Pro Shop. Check site for session details.

8/1-2, Concerts – Brodie Stewart Band at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill starting at 9 p.m. Free admission.

8/1, Comedy – Sheryl Underwood at the Ontario Improv21 and over show, admission is $25, two item minimum. Show begins at  8 p.m.

8/1, Luau Westwind Community Center luau, in Ontario, from 7:15-9:30 p.m. with dancers, food, games prizes and swimming for whole family. $3 per person

8/2-3, Gun Show – Crossroads Gun show at the Ontario Convention Center. Saturday hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets are $14 for both days, under 12 free with guardian or adult.

8/2, Concert – Steppin’ With Style featuring Russel Thompkins Jr. of The Stylistics. Dinner and music beginning at 6 p.m. at the Ontario Convention Center. General admission is $65, VIP is $95, table reservation rates and packages available.

8/2, Drag Racing–  Street-legal drag racing at the Auto Club Speedway. Races start at 9 a.m., $20 to race vehicle with valid license and proof of registration. Spectator admission is $10.
8/2, Exotics Racing -Take a drive in an exotic car, including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Nissan GTR, Porsche and Audi around the race track or ride-along with a driver. Saturday at the Auto Club Speedway. See website for schedule and registration details.

8/2, Football –The Legends Football League LA Temptation versus the Seattle Mist at 8 p.m. at Citizen’s Bank Arena. Tickets are $10-65 plus fees, parking is $10 cash.

8/3, Test and Tune – Open Test and Tune event at the Auto Club Speedway.  Car/driver $50, crew and spectator $10. Ticket booth and tech time begins at 7 a.m., races begin at 9 a.m.



8/1-9/21, Concert – Top Rock interactive 80’s and 90’s rock experience at the Hard Rock Hotel. $30 general admission, $50 VIP. Show begins at 8 p.m., pre-event entertainment at 7 p.m. in Vinyl Lounge.

8/1, Art Walk – First Friday Art Walk at Crystal Fantasy from 6-9 p.m. Appetizers, artists, musicals, and tarot readings outside.

8/2, Tire Disposal – Tire Amnesty Day with city of Hesperia at Advance Disposal, in Hesperia, from 7:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. Residents only, ID required, up to nine tires allowed, nothing over 44’ or with rims accepted.

8/2, Paper Shredding – Free document shredding and mulch giveaway from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at Victor Valley Materials Recovery Facility. Bring your own containers to receive up to 50 gallons of mulch. First 100 will receive reusable shopping bag.

8/2, Drumming – Discover music from around the world with a drum/percussion class with teacher Donna Mass at the Desert Discovery Center, from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

8/2, Concert – Chris Daughtry at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, in Indio. Concert starts at 8:00 PM, tickets are $29-59. 



8-2-17, Renaissance Faire– Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire features crafts, games, food and entertainment. Located at Pederson’s Mill, 39115 Rim of the World Dr. in Fawnskin. Daily adult pass is $15, weekend is $26 and season is $73. Children and military/senior discounts available.

8/2-3, Quilt Show – Big Bear Lake Quilter’s Club annual quilt show at the Northwoods Resort, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Quilts for sale, raffle. 

8/2, Cycling– 5th Annual Tour de Big bear cycling race. 25, 50, 75 and 100 mile courses over high mountain passes and alpine roadways. Courses start at Pine Knot Blvd. and Village Dr. in Big Bear. For information and registration see



Now through 9/14, Exhibit  “The Beatles! Backstage and behind the Scenes” exhibit at the Western Science Center. Exhibit features photos from the Fab Four’s first trip to America. Museum admission is $8 for adults, students, youth and seniors $6, active military and 4 and under free.



8/1-10, Theater –  Fine arts Theater Network Company presents “The Wizard of Oz” at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater. Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights beginning at 7:30 p.m;, Saturday and Sunday matinees beginning at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18-29.


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