Inland Empire Weekend Events | Weekend Fun Guide 4/25-4/27/14





Hi Friends & Neighbors!

Don’t let the weekend’s chance of rain dampen your fun! From MiLB baseball to the infamous Upland Lemon Festival, there is plenty to do all around the Inland Empire.

However, if you are looking to take in a little of the cultural arts, consider seeing “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare” in Chino Hills or “Beauty and the Beast” in Claremont.

As always, have a great weekend!


p.s. This week’s photo is from Palm Springs Air Museum



4/26, Earth Week Dig N’ Dance – The 2nd Annual Dig N’ Dance is from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the R’ Garden at UC Riverside. The event will feature live local bands, free food, and activities for people of all ages.

4/26, Wine and Art Show – Enjoy wines from local wineries while enjoying fine art by local artists from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Towngate Community Center in Moreno Valley.

4/26, Spring Luncheon – The 2014 Spring Benefit Luncheon, featuring a fashion show and boutique, is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Benedict Castle in Riverside. Tickets are $30.

4/26, Annual Yard Sale – The Wood Streets 5th Annual Yard Sale runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Wood Streets neighborhood. More than 300 homes are participating in this 100-year-old tradition.

4/26, Stroll N’ Roll – The 11th Annual Stroll N’ Roll is from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Shamel Park in Riverside. Families are invited to walk or use assistive equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, strollers or wagons and enjoy a fun-filled day at the park.

4/26, RAM-Riverside ART MARKET –  This Art Alliance fundraiser runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in front of the Downtown Library. FREE to the public with more than 50 artists selling their wares. An Art Adventure Scavenger Hunt is $25 for groups up to five people. Hands-on arts and crafts projects for children at a minimal cost.



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4/25, William Shakespeare Presentation – “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare” runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Chino Hills Community Center. Admission is $7.32.

4/26, Mike Peters Concert – Legendary musician Mike Peters of The Alarm performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Fender Center Rhythm Lounge in Corona. Doors open at 7 p.m. (VIP) and 7:30 p.m. (general admission). Tickets start at $20.



4/25-4/27, Upland Lemon Festival – The annual Upland Lemon Festival runs from 3 to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday in the downtown district area. Check out the website for list of events, vendors and more!

4/26, Saturday Night Dancing – Get a little closer with your date this Friday night by learning the Rhumba!  First time dancers will get in free and returning students who bring a new student get in FREE.  14 E. State St. Downtown Redlands. Class begins at 8 p.m.

4/26-4/27, Children’s Poetry Reading – In celebration of National Poetry Month, The Frugale Frigate hosts “Tall Tales and Silly Stories” 10:30 a.m. to noon in Redlands with children’s poet Jeff McMahon.

4/27, Run Through Redlands – The 31st Annual Run Through Redlands kicks off Saturday morning with a 10K at 7 a.m., 1/2 marathon at 7:20 a.m., 5K at 7:45 a.m. and Color Splash at 9:20 a.m. Registration information available online.



4/26, AutoCon – The 5th anniversary of AutoCon runs from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Fairplex in Pomona. Hundreds of classic, modified and exotic vehicles are on display as well as a vendor marketplace featuring everything automotive and more. Admission is $10 early bird, $15 pre-sale and $20 the day of the event. Parking is $10.

4/26, Earth Day Celebration – The Claremont Earth Day Celebration runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday along 2nd Street in Claremont Village. Sponsored by Sustainable Claremont, the Claremont Interfaith Committee on Sustainability, and the City of Claremont. There will be children’s events, workshops, demonstrations, speakers, and information on sustainability. FREE.

4/26, Wildflower Walk – A guided walking tour with garden nature interpreters featuring beautiful California wildflowers and seasonal highlights is from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont. FREE with garden admission.

4/26-4/27, Home Tour – Claremont’s West-End Auxiliary Home Tour is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The tour is a fundraiser for Children’s Fund. Tickets for an Opportunity Drawing are available.

Thru 4/27, “Beauty and the Beast” – The Inland Pacific Ballet presents “Beauty and the Beast” through Sunday at Bridges Auditorium in Claremont. Performances are at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with an additional 7 p.m. show on Saturday. Tickets start at $32; discounts available.


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4/25-4/26, 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.

4/26, Charity Walk – Walk MS, a 5K walk, begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. Doors open at 8 a.m. Registration information available online.

4/26, Health Fair – A Holistic Health and Awareness Fair begins at 11 a.m. Saturday at Natural Magnetism in Rancho Cucamonga. Workshops, lectures, vendors and more! FREE admission.

4/26, Football League – Los Angeles Temptation takes on Las Vegas Sin at 7 p.m. Saturday at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $10; parking is $10 cash.

Thru 4/27, Quakes Baseball – The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes take on the High Desert Mavericks at LoanMart Field. Game times are 7:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:05 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $9.

4/27, Walking for Our Troops –  The first Walking for Our Troops Walk-a-Thon begins at 7 a.m. Sunday at the Veterans Resource Center in Fontana. Sponsored by Veterans Partnering with Communities.

4/27, Mother’s Day Boutique – Go shopping for Mom from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at The Wine Tailor in Rancho Cucamonga. Vendors include Avon, Thirty One, Vault Denim, Origami Owl and more. Proceeds benefit Kristmas 4 K9s.

Thru 6/8, Sounds of the 60s – “Feelin’ Groovy,” featuring the greatest music of the 1960?s from Motown to the Mamas and the Papas, to the King of Rock and Roll and the Queen of Soul, is at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 7 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through June 8 at TIBBIES Center Stage in Fontana. Tickets start at $29.95 for children 12 and younger and $39.95 for adults.



4/26, Food and Wine Event – “An Intimate Evening of Food and Wine” is from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Le Dolce Vita Tasting Room in Big Bear Lake. Tickets are $65 per person.

4/26, Gold Panning – Pan for gold from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Big Bear Discovery Center. Admission is $3.



4/26, Extreme Clean – Volunteers are wanted to help make Main Street in Lake Elsinore a main attraction during Clean Extreme: Historic Main Street running from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Thru 4/27, Storm Baseball – The Lake Elsinore Storm takes on the Inland Empire 66ers this weekend at Diamond Stadium. Game times are 7:05 p.m. Friday, 6:05 p.m. Saturday and 1:05 p.m. Sunday. Stick around after Friday’s game for fireworks! Tickets start at $10.

4/27, Wine Tasting Day – Temecula’s DePortola Wine Trail’s 4th Annual Ten-Winery Red Wine Tasting is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.  Taste three red wines paired with gourmet food at all 10 DePortola Trail Wineries and receive a logo glass. Tickets are $59 plus tax. Designated driver tickets are $20. 21 and older only.

4/26, Taste of Temecula Valley – The 4th Annual Taste of Temecula Valley is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Town Square Park. Tickets are $10 (13 and older), $6 for seniors and military, and children 12 and younger are FREE.

4/26, Barrel Races – The Balloon & Wine Festival Barrel Races are from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Plaza across from Edwards Theater in Temecula. Admission is FREE.

4/26, Art and Fashion Show – Mt. San Jacinto College’s Recycled Art & Fashion Show runs at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Monte de Oro Winery in Temecula. This event celebrates Earth Day and sustainable living and raises funds for the college’s art department.

4/27, Jazz Festival – The 4th Annual Jazz Festival kicks off at 2 p.m. Sunday at Old Town Temecula Community Theater. Entertainment includes pianist and vocalist Yve Evans, the Keith Droste Trio, Smith and Jones Band’s jazz arrangement and more. General admission is $27, $35 for seniors, $25 for students with ID.

Thru 5/18, Photography  Exhibit – J. Francis Miley Photography present their newest exhibit “Western Photography by Miley” beginning Saturday at the Temecula Valley Museum.



4/26, Movie Matinee – Bring the family to see “Frozen” for FREE at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Palm Springs Public Library. Rated PG.

Thru 5/2, Photo Festival – The 9th Annual Palm Springs Photo Festival kicks off at 9 a.m. Sunday morning. Check out the website for schedule of exhibits, activities and fees.

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