Inland Empire Weekend Events | Weekend Fun Guide 7/25-7/27/14





Hi Friends and Neighbors –

Getting a chance to dress up, whether in a costume or some high heels, is always a special and memorable way to spend time on the weekends (or anytime!)

Try your hand at catching some 20’s era bootleggers with a dinner performance in Oak Glen, or have a “Pretty Woman” moment and stomp pivots in Temecula.  Dress in your Roaring ’20’s best and celebrate Gatsby-style in Corona, or don your superhero cape and mask for a fun run in Claremont.  This weekend you can also wear a fit-and-flare dress and spend the afternoon at a car show in Chino, or grab a cowboy hat and boots and go dancing in Rancho Cucamonga.

Whatever you do, we hope you have a great time this weekend!




7/26, Swim Meet – SCS age group Summer Junior Olympics swim meet at the Riverside Aquatics Complex, 4800 Magnolia Ave. in Riverside. Athletes from Nevada and southern California competing beginning at  9 a.m., free admission.

7/26, Concert – The Doobie Brothers perform at the Fox Performing Arts Center, 3801 Mission Inn Ave in Riverside, beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets vary from $45-120, see website for details.

7/26, Concert – The Cult performs at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium, 3485 Mission Inn Ave. in Riverside. Saturday at 8 p.m, tickets vary from $30-80.

7/27, Film Festival – last day of the Riverside International Film Festival at The Box, 3635 Market St. in Riverside, from 12-9 p.m. Industry panel at noon, films beginning at 1 p.m. Cost varies.

7/27, Dance Audition – Auditions for Trolley Dances Riverside at Riverside City College’s Huntley Gym dance studio, 4800 Magnolia Ave in Riverside.  from 1;30-4 p.m.



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7/25, Comedy – Miller Family Comedy night fundraiser Friday in the Splash Kingdom Loft beginning at 7:30 p.m. Last Comic Standing finalist and talk show guest Adam Hunter will perform, as well as other comedians. $12 admission, food and drinks offered, proceeds benefit Sadie Grace Miller.

7/26, Cupcake decorating class – “Frozen” themed cupcake decorating class at California Cake Decorations and Supply Co., 11 W. Colton Ave in Redlands. Two sessions, 4-7 year olds is 10:30-12; 8-12 year olds is 1-2:30 p.m. Cost is $20 for class, students must bring 8 cupcakes to decorate.

7/26, Anniversary Party Eureka Burger celebrates their 5th anniversary with live music and special beer offerings from local breweries at their restaurant at 345 W. Pearl Ave. Suite 130 in Redlands from 4-9 p.m. Proceeds benefit Kiwanis Club of Redlands.

7/26, Fundraiser– Glasses of Glove fundraiser at State Street Winery, 404 E. State St. in Redlands to benefit Operation Glove. Bring new or gently used adult baseballs and gloves with $20 suggested donation to help with shipping. Event runs all day, Live music 6-9 p.m, percentage of sales benefits Operation Glove.



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7/25-26, Interactive Dinner Theater – Hayride adventure accompanying law enforcement to aid in capture of bootleggers with Prohibition in Oak Glen. Set in the 1920’s three act performance over course of the night. . Lasagna and lemon chicken dinner, dessert, beer and wine available for purchase. Performances begin Friday at 7 p.m. with tickets at adults for $29.95 and children 3-12 $24.94 and Saturday at 6 p.m. with tickets at $32.95 for adults and $27.95 for children 3-12.



7/25-26, Rock Festival – Inland Empire Rock Festival at Wooden Nickel Bar and Grill, 842 Kendall Ave. in San Bernardino. Friday night features metal acts beginning at 6 p.m.,  Saturday doors open at 10 a.m. for an all-day rock festival. Admission is $5, all ages concert.



7/26  Ball  – The Great Gatsby Extravaganza from 7 p.m.-12 a.m. at the Eagle Glen Golf Club in Corona. Red carpet and photo opps, live performers, vintage cars, dinner, appetizers and more. Dress in Roaring 20’s theme. All proceeds benefit the Settlement House. Tickets are $175.

7/26, Street Art – Italian Street Painting Festival Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. at the Crossings at Corona. Family fund, face painting, clown balloon artist and live music. Located at the large fountain by the Edwards Stadium 18 theater.

7/27, Shopping – The 5th annual Summer Soiree Shopping Extravaganza Sunday from 2-7:30 p.m. at Bootsma Ranch, 14560 Schleisman Rd. in Corona. Over 65 vendors selling clothing, handmade items, candles and more.

7/27, Car Show– Rods and Riders 5th Annual Rockabilly Car and Bike Show at the Chino Fairgrounds, 5410 Edison Ave in Chino, from 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. Vendors, food, music and pin-up contest. General admission is $15, $25 car or bike registration admission, pre 1972 only.




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7/25-27, Body Art Expo Body Art Expo and Beer Fest at The Fairplex’s Expo Hall 4 Friday 2-11 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.. Over 300 body artists, piercers and exhibitors; live music, beer fest and battle of the bands competition . Admission s $20 a day or a 3-day pass for $45. Kids under 10 free with paid adult. Fairplex located at 1101 W. McKinley Ave., in Pomona, parking at gate 17 at prevailing rates.

7/25-26, Public Auction – Public auction of cars, trucks, vans and other equipment in the Fairplex White Ave. Lot Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission and parking are free at Gate 23 on Arrow Hwy.  Fairplex is at 1101 W. McKinley Ave. in Pomona.

7/26, Garden Workshop – Free gardening workshop Saturday from 9:30 -11 a.m. at the Larkin Park – Joselyn Center, 660 Mountain Ave in Claremont. Learn water-wise gardening, composting, and grass cycling. Backyard and worm compost bins available for purchase.
7/26, Jr. Hero Run – Wear your favorite superhero costume and fight off villains with water guns in a 3-4K race through the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave. in Claremont. First wave is at 7 a.m., last at 1 p.m. $20 Registration is required, no non-registered spectators allowed. Children and adults welcome to participate.

7/26, Bubble Run – Bubble Run at the Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave. in Pomona, Saturday at 9 a.m. Participants wear white shirts and run in waves through colored foam. Registration is $40 on July 24, $50 on July 25. Kids under 6 race free with fully paid adult registration. Parking at Gate 17 with prevailing rates: event is at Fairplex campus.

7/26, Walking Club – Walking club from 8-9 a.m. at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave in Claremont. Free participation with paid admission to the gardens. $8 for adults, students and seniors $6, kids aged 3-12 $4.

7/26, Anniversary Party – Second anniversary party for Claremont Craft Ales, 1420 North Claremont Blvd. 204C in Claremont. Two sessions, 12-4 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. Customer favorites and new releases, local food, DJ, carnival games and sock puppet making for kids. $25 per person, includes souvenir glass, 5 for or 10 half pours, free popcorn and entertainment. Children and designated drivers free.

7/27, Anniversary Event – dA Center for the Arts celebrates its 30th anniversary musical jam sessions of local artists Wckr Spkt, Sugar Mountain Mamas Serenade and more Sunday from 308 p.m. at 252 D South Main St. in Pomona.  Food from BBQ Rey and Dale Bros Brewery. Special music and poetry presentation by Pulitzer Prize nominated and Grammy Award winner Michael C. Ford.

7/27, Plant Walk – Medicinal plants of California walk Sunday from 5-8 p.m. through Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave. in Claremont. Herbalist William Broen guiding through gardens, bring water and a sack dinner. $20 for member, $25 for the public, registration required as space is limited.



7/25, Western Dance – Country western dance at the James Brulte Center at Central Park, located at the corners of Milliken and Baseline Rd. in Rancho Cucamonga. Refreshments, door prizes. Tickets are $10 at the door, free dance lessons at 6 p.m.; Copper Canyon Band starts at 7 p.m.

7/26-27, Motorcycle School – Fasttrack Riders motorcycle school at the Auto Club Speedway, 9300 Cherry Ave in Fontana. Pre-registered price is $249 per rider per day, register on the website. Gear rental available. Beginning students must also complete development school.

7/26, 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 AutoClub Speedway, 9300 Cherry Ave in Fontana. See website for schedule and registration details.

7/26, Drag Racing – Street-legal drag racing at the Auto Club Speedway, 9300 Cherry Eve. in Fontana. Races start at 9 a.m., $20 to race vehicle with valid license and proof of registration. Spectator admission is $10.

7/26, Art Festival – Fontana Arts Festival at Fontana Park, 15556 Summit Ave. in Fontana. Live dance and music performances from 5-10 p.m, also live art demonstrations, workshops, vendors, food trucks and more.

7/26, Bill Medley – Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley performs at the Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Dr. in Rancho Cucamonga. Show begins at 8 p.m., admission is $50.

7/26, Comedy – YLAO! Comedy Tour featuring Deray Davis, Bruce Bruce, Chris Spencer, DL Hughley and Aries Spear Saturday at Citizen’s Bank Arena, 4000 E. Ontario Center Pkwy in Ontario. Doors open at  7 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets vary from $19-89, parking is $10 cash.

7/26, Writing Club – Inland Empire California Writer’s club event from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Ovitt Family Community Library, 215 E. C St. in Ontario. Skill building exercises, discussion about getting published.

7/27, Blues – Bring Your Own Blues hosts the Sunday blues jam at the Etiwanda Roadhouse, 12583 Highland Ave.  in Rancho Cucamonga, from 3-7 p.m.



7/26, Equestrian – Celebrate National Day of the American Cowboy at the George Ingalls Equestrian Event Center, 3737 Crestview in Norco. Celebrity cowchip tossing, buffalo soldiers and a bandit shoot out. Rodeo at 4 p.m. Gates open at 10, event begins at noon. Admission is $10, 10 and under free, parking is $2.



7/26, Baseball – SCCBL and OCCL all-star game and home run derby at 6 p.m. at Palm Springs Stadium, 1901 E. Baristo Dr. in palm Springs.  See website for ticket prices.



7/25-27, Theater – “Catch Me If You Can” performed by Creative Arts Theatre at the High Desert Center For The Arts, 15656 8th St. in Victorville. Saturday evening performance begins at 7:30 p.m.;  matinee performances Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. $14 for general admission, $12 for seniors and students.

7/26, Mud Run – Mavericks Mud Run at Mavericks Stadium, 12000 Stadium Way in Adelanto Saturday. $50 registration fee for individuals for 5K run, group rates available. One mile mini mudder registration $20 for kids 5 and up. See website for details.



7/25-8/3 Cycling Festival  – Big Bear Cycling Festival begins Friday with check-ins for the Big Bear Mountain Bike Gran Fando and Grizzly races held on Saturday. 9 a.m. 20-mile community bike ride beginning at The Copper Q in the village, wellness slow ride beginning at 9 a.m. at Bear Valley Community Hospital. Sunday at 9 am is the Big Bear Mountain Bike Gran Fando and Grizzly Recovery Ride. For more information and registration visit website.

7/25-26, Campfire Nights – Campfire nights on select Friday and Saturday nights through Aug 29th at the Big Bear Discovery Center, 40971 Highway 38/North Shore Dr. in Big Bear. Evening programs highlighting San Bernardino National Forest. Admission is $5, children 5 and under is free.

7/26, Brewfest  – Spirits of the West brewfest at the Big Bear Convention Center, 42900 Big Bear Rd. in Big Bear. Family event includes live music, dancing, beer, spirit and sasparilla sampling, crafts, entertainment, games. Free event until 6 p.m., when Doo Wah Riders perform. $15 for concert.



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7/25, Musical Performance – Performance of Skytrooper, with songs written by Bill Ellis, many while serving in Vietnam War. Performance describes common experiences of soldiers serving, mature audiences advised. Show begins at 9 p.,m. at the Old Town Temecula Community Theatre, 42051 Main St. in Temecula. Tickets are $20.
7/25, Polo – Polo match and tailgate party to benefit ArtsConnection at Galway Downs, 38801 Los Cerritos Rd. in Temecula, from 4-8 p.m.  Admission is $100 for a car of 8, includes field side parking, champagne divot stomp, contests and more.

7/27, Concert – Boston performs Sunday at 7 p.m. at Pechanga Resort & Casino, 45000 Pechanga Pkwy in Temecula. Tickets are $99-129.

7/27, Art Exhibit – Musicians, poets, artist, photographers and more at the Freeways Artists Exhibition at Tesoro Winery, 28475 Old Town Front Street Ste. B in Temecula, from 2-5 p.m. $20 for admission, benefits The Seraphim Project of Women Organizing Women.



Now through 9/14, Beatles Exhibit “The Beatles! Backstage and behind the Scenes” exhibit at the Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Parkway in Hemet. 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.

7/26, Trolley Fest – Summer evening trolley fest at Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 S. A St. in Perris, on Saturday beginning at 5:30 p.m. for museum members. Hamburger and hot dog dinner is $12 for adults and $8 for children. Reservations required, check website for membership information.


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