Inland Empire Weekend Events | Weekend Fun Guide 1/24-1/26/14





Hi Friends & Neighbors!

It’s going to be another amazing weekend in the Inland Empire. The fact that winter has all but avoided Southern California makes me just want to get out and enjoy every possible minute. Our Weekend Fun Guide has so many possibilities for you, your friends and family to get out and enjoy what so many people in the rest of the country are only dreaming about right now.

If you are out in the Palm Springs area, spend some time at the Bird Song & Dance Festival sponsored by the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum. Going to be in Upland? The Dale Bros Brewery 11th anniversary celebration is the place to be Saturday.  And don’t forget about another amazing celebration in Downtown Riverside.  Check out the longest, most fun list of weekend events in the Inland Empire.

As always, have a great weekend!

p.s. This week’s photo was taken at the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris.




1/24, Crafty Happy Hour – Custom make a Valentine’s Day card for your sweetie while drinking some local craft beer and nomming on some cupcakes. This Friday’s Mothership Scrapbook Gal event is going to be a treat! Join us at Packinghouse Brewery for Crafty Happy Hour. Cupcakes will be provided by new Riverside cupcake bakery Something Sweet by Serina. Every hour, will award one of the Crafty Happy Hour guests a free pint on us! See you there from 5-8!

1/25, Lunar Festival – Celebrate the Year of the Stallion with a fantastic array of festivities happening in Downtown Riverside.  Lunar Fest is from 10am-7pm.  Enjoy the parade, live entertainment, food vendors and fireworks celebrating the diverse Asian cultures. Don’t want to miss this free event that has been lauded as comparable if not better to the Lunar Festival in LA and San Gabriel.

1/25, Crystal BowersoxM15 Concerts in Corona presents folk-rock-country singer Crystal Bowersox at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets start at $20. Doors open at 7 p.m. All ages welcome.

1/25, Forest Service Training –  Trabuco Ranger District’s annual Forest Service volunteer training is from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Crossroads Christian Church’s Fellowship Hall in Corona. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. Potential volunteers,interested members of the public and all Trabuco Ranger District volunteers are welcome. This annual training is a requirement to be a forest volunteer. Please bring a lunch or a potluck dish to share.

1/25, “American Promise” – A screening of the Jury Award Winner at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, “American Promise,” is at 6 p.m. Saturday in Riverside City College’s Digital Library Auditorium. FREE. Hosted by the Riverside County African American Achievement Institute.



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1/24, Cooking Class – Learn about Paris Bistro in a special cooking class at 6:30 p.m. Friday at The Cooking Block in Redlands. Menu includes Endive and Ventreche Salad with poached eggs, Atlantic Salmon Poêle Aux Poireaux,  Lamb aux Flageolets and Pot de crème. Perfect for a date night! $70 per person or $65 each when two or more sign up together.

1/25, Trout Derby – San Bernardino County Regional Parks’ Trout Derby runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Yucaipa Regional Park. Gates open at 6 a.m. Derby entry fee is $20; vehicle entry fee is $10. Fishing licenses required for those 16 and older.

1/25, Line Dance EventBuddy Schwimmer’s Dance Center in Redlands hosts a two-day Line Dance Event beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Workshops for all levels of line dancing are available, as well as technique classes and open dancing with DJ JP. Lunch available both days for $5 each day. Admission for then entire weekend is $75 online or $85 at the door. Saturday’s intermediate and advanced classes are $60 online or $70 at the door. Sunday’s easy and intermediate classes are $50 online or $60 at the door.

1/25, Saturday Night Dancing Downtown – Try something different and learn to Tango!  First time dancers will get in free and returning students who bring a new student get in FREE.  14 E. State St. Downtown Redlands.

1/25, Kids Art Class – Inspired artists 5-12 years old can learn about the art and life of Pablo Picasso at an art class at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Porcelynne’s Fabric Boutique in Redlands. $20 per child.

Thru 1/26, “Play On!” – Final weekend! The Redlands Footlighters perform “Play On!” at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through January 26. Tickets are $15.

Thru 2/2, “Revelation… Because the Time Is Near” – This thought-provoking play is at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 2:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and 2:15 p.m. Sundays at LifeHouse Theater in Redlands. Tickets start at $7.



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1/24-1/26, Roadster Show – The 65th Annual Grand National Roadster Show runs from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Fairplex in Pomona. Admission is $25 for 13 and older, $10 for children 6-12 and FREE for kids under 5.

1/25, Family Day American Museum of Ceramic Art hosts a special Family Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in Pomona. This week, pay tribute to local ceramic artist and professor Paul Soldner by designing knee bowls. Admission for members is FREE. Non-members: Adults are $7, students and seniors are $5 and children 12 and younger are FREE.

1/25, Art Walk – Every last Saturday from 6-9pm Downtown Pomona has its second monthly Art Walk. Stroll the streets, support local businesses and show local artists some love.

1/25, Dale Bros Anniversary Party – Celebrate Dale Bros Brewery’s 11th anniversary from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Cable Airport in Upland. Beer, food, games, music and more! Beer tastings available from 25 local breweries. Ticket prices: General admission is $40, VIP tickets are $50, designated drivers and guests under 21 are $10, and kids under 12 are FREE.  See you there!

1/25, Oranges at Heritage Park – Enjoy the outdoors and pick some oranges at Heritage Park in La Verne. Open every Saturday through mid-March from 9-3 pm. $5 per mesh bag. 5001 Via De Mansion (North of 210 Fwy off of Wheeler and Via De Mansion)

Thru 2/2, “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” – Enjoy a performance of this classic musical at the Candlelight Pavilion Theater in Claremont. Performances vary; Tickets start at $53.


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1/24, Monster Jam Open House – Universal Technical Institute in Rancho Cucamonga will host a Monster Jam Open House Friday, January 24 from 10-2 p.m. The world-famous “Mohawk Warrior” Monster Truck will be on display and driver George Balhan will be there to meet with fans, sign autographs and take photos. 9494 Haven Avenue, Rancho

1/25, Youth Snow Day – It’s winter this Saturday at the Westwind Community Center in Ontario. Games, crafts, pictures, play areas and plenty of snow is available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Play areas for children 9 and younger only. Bring snow clothes to keep kids warm and dry. Admission is $8 for residents and $10 for non-residents.

1/25, Water Safety – Learn how to be safe on the water in a special boating class at 3 p.m. Saturday at Bass Pro Shops in Rancho Cucamonga. FREE.

1/25-1/26, Fastrack Riders – Find out what your motorbike can do this weekend at Auto Club Speedway’s Fastrack Riders motorcycle racing school. Registration and admission prices vary. Check the website for schedule and additional information.

1/25-1/26, Cheer and Dance Competition – The CheerPros California State Cheer & Dance Competition is from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 9 am. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. General admission is $18, and parking is $10.



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1/24-1/25, Night Ski Sessions – Take in a little evening skiing from 3 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday through the beginning of March at Snow Summit Ski Resort in Big Bear. Check out website for conditions and fee schedule.

1/25, Guided Snowshoe Tours – Join a naturalist for a guided snowshoe tour in the San Bernardino National Forest on Saturday and Sunday at the Big Bear Discovery Center. All Saturdays; two tours; 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. All Sundays; one tour; 9 a.m. to noon. $30 adult; $20 youth (ages 8-12)

1/25, Andrew Dice Clay – This legendary comedian takes the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Cave in Big Bear. Tickets start at $60. Mature content.

1/25, Big Bear Discovery Center –Guided nature walks are from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Big Bear Discovery Center – the place to start your Big Bear vacation. 40971 North Shore Drive, Highway 38 Fawnskin, California.



1/24, Science Adventures, Learn about being a junior CSI agent from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Pennypickles Workshop at Temecula Children’s Museum. Admission is $5.

1/25, Art Classes – The Wine Country Art Gallery holds art classes from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Registration is essential and is $55.

Thru 1/26, “Annie” – The City of Temecula Youth Musical Theater presents “Annie” this weekend at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater. Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday, 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $9.

Thru 1/31, Restaurant Month – The Temecula Valley Restaurant Month continues with 15 area eateries participating. Check out the several local restaurants offering special menus!

Thru 2/16, Presidential Exhibit – “The Many Faces of George Washington” continues at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Temecula Valley Museum. Admission is FREE.

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Check out recommended spots in Temecula


1/25, Chili Cook-Off – The Palm Springs Woman’s Club hosts its 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20 per person.

1/25, Bird Song & Dance Festival – The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum hosts a Bird Song & Dance Festival from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Palm Springs High School Gymnasium. Admission and parking are FREE.

Thru 2/9, “Le Mis” – Come see this amazing musical through the beginning of February at the Palm Canyon Theatre. Check out the website for ticket prices and schedule.

Thru 3/7, The Living Desert: Park After Dark! – Enjoy some of The Living Desert’s nocturnal friends in this special program, which runs on from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays to March 7. Members: $30 adults, $15 children non-members: $40 adults, $25 children. Registration recommended.


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