Weekend Fun Guide | Inland Empire Weekend Events 1/25-1/27/13




Hi Friends & Neighbors –

There’s some kooky weather happening in the Inland Empire.  It’s warm one minute and rainy the next.  Whatever the weather throws at you this weekend I hope you’ll go and have fun this weekend.  Check out our list of weekend events happening across the Inland Empire – all in a handy-dandy Weekend Fun Guide.  Enjoy an art exhibit, head to Big Bear, or laugh along with side-splitting comedy improv.

Inland Empire Communities Hosting Events this Weekend include:
•    Riverside and Moreno Valley
•    San Bernardino and Redlands
•    Cucamonga Valley
•    Chino Valley
•    Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead
•    Pomona Valley
•    Temecula
•    Coachella Valley and Desert Communities

We’d love to hear what’s on your weekend agenda and encourage you to let us know if we left something out – leave us a blog comment below, Facebook post, or a Tweet and we will make sure the word gets out.  Check back with us weekly, for the most current and fun things to in the Inland Empire!

Have a great weekend!  Till next time…

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1/25, Tax Event – Community Action Partnership of Riverside County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program launches its tax season Friday! To get ready for this time of year, an Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day event is set from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Cesar Chavez Community Center in Riverside.

1/25, Support Community Gardens – Meet and hear various speakers who have contributed to making Riverside a more green friendly place.  You will get the opportunity to learn about supporting community gardens. Get involved! Meeting at Goodwin’s Organic Food & Drinks from 12-1 p.m.

1/25-1/26, Vegan Wine Dinner – Reserve your seat at this ever popular event!  Enjoy a 5-course vegan meal from Executive Chef at The Salted Pig, with wine pairing.  All happening at  Chris Kern’s Forgotten Grapes in Riverside.  Hurry, very limited seating!

1/26, Asian Pacific Lunar New Year Festival – Kick off the Year of the Snake in Downtown Riverside with a parade, music, market, children’s village, live performances, food and fireworks!

1/26, Mission Tobacco Lounge Event – The Mission Tobacco Lounge will host a variety of live music events this weekend including singing barbers, live bands and a burlesque performance at 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $10; 21 and older only.

1/26, Travis Barker Appearance – Fontana native and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker will sign autographs from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Tilly’s at the Galleria at Tyler in Riverside. Limited space available and wristbands will be required. Contact store for details.

1/26, Goodwill Donation Drive – The softball team at Canyon Springs High School in Moreno Valley will hold a Goodwill donation drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

1/26, Bike with the Mayor – Meet Mayor Bailey and enjoy a morning bicycle ride. Every other month, on Saturday mornings, the Riverside Bicycle Advisory Committee will choose a different route as we explore our beautiful city.  Starts at 9am and lasts 1-2 hours.

1/26-1/27, YMCA Open House – The Riverside Family YMCA will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Fitness assessments, class demos, soccer clinic more!

Thru 2/3, Riverside Community Players – “Farragut North” runs through February 3. “A classic tale of hubris set against a contemporary landscape – about the lust for power and the costs one will endure to achieve it.”  Tickets start at $15. Mature audiences only.



1/25-1/27, 2013 Winterfest – Colton’s annual wintertime festival is this weekend and will include dog sled races, foot and bed races, a quilt show, skiing and more! Events are scheduled throughout the town. Check out Colton’s website for a list of times and events.

1/25-1/27, “A Chorus Line” – The University of Redlands’ musical theater company presents this classic at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Glenn Wallichs Theatre. Pre-sale tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students (with ID) and seniors. At the door, tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.

1/27, Highland Family Run – The 30th Annual Highland Family YMCA Run is set for 7:30 a.m. Sunday beginning at Arroyo Verde Elementary School. Open registration information can be found on the Highland YMCA website.

Thru 1/30, New Sculpture Exhibit – Head to the Ann Peppers Gallery at the University of Redlands campus this weekend to view the newest exhibit, “Mine: I Have Something to Show You.”  Sculptor uses wood, metal and found objects.  Don’t miss this unique show.

Thru 2/17, “Snow White” – The whole family will enjoy this amazing performance by award-winning playwright Wayne R. Scott starting this weekend at the LifeHouse Theater in Redlands. Check out the website for additional information incl. ticket prices; performance times vary.



1/25-1/27, Ontario Improv – Funny man JB Smoove headlines this weekend at the Ontario Improv. Tickets are $30. 18 and older only; two-drink min.; dress code enforced.

Thru 1/27, Road to California Quilter’s Conference and Showcase – Come see this showcase of amazing quilts from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Ontario Convention Center. Tickets are $15 for adults; 12 and younger are FREE. Sunday tickets are $10. No rolling carts allowed, and strollers are allowed only on Sunday.

1/26, Snow Day – The city of Ontario’s annual Snow Day event is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Westwind Park. Snow play in eight tons of snow is for children 9 and younger. The cost is $8 for residents and $10 for non-residents.

1/26, Tibbies Center Stage Theatre  – Tickets are still available for Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. performance of legendary Latin rockers Malo.  Dinner packages start at $59.95; show only tickets start at $39.



1/25, My Gym Kids Night Out – Drop off the little ones and enjoy a date night! Three hours of games, dinner and movies at My Gym Chino Hills from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. Members are $30 each and $15 for siblings; non-members are $35 and $20 for siblings.

1/26, Autism Resource and Fun Fair – A special event for children, parents, siblings and caretakers touched with autism is set for 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Chino Youth Museum. Admission is FREE.

1/26, Snow Day – The 6th Annual Winter Wonderland will be 10 am. to 2 p.m. at Veterans Park in Chino Hills. Play in the snow, make snowmen or bring your sled for some downhill racing fun! Pre-sale wristbands are $8 for residents; $10 for non-residents. ($10 and $15 respectively at the door).

1/26, $2 Sidewalk Sale – Head to Itty Bittys Closet in Corona for a “nothing over $2” sidewalk sale.  You can shop through our gently used clothing and gather a few new outfits for your kiddos!



1/25-1/27, Grand National Roadster Show – The 64th annual roadster show is from noon t0 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. General admission is $20 (13 and older), $10 for those 6-12 years old and under 5 is FREE.

1/25-1/27, Sierra Empire Arabian Horse Show – Come see the hard work done by the Inland Empire’s Sierra Empire Arabian Horse Association at its “A” show this weekend at the Fairplex in Pomona.

Interested in horseback riding? Check out the Inland Empire Horseback Riding Guide. CLICK HERE >>

1/26, Collectors Street Faire – Downtown Pomona’s Antique Row plays hosts to the Collectors Street Faire from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. What treasures will you find?

1/26, Pomona Night Out – Join the Art Walk, check out the vendors, enjoy the live music and have some free fun starting at 3-9 p.m.

1/26, Opening Reception at Pomona College Museum of Art – “Project Series 45: Kirsten Everberg: In a Grove” will consist of a suite of four new paintings based on Everberg’s exploration of the 1950 Japanese crime drama Rashomon by filmmaker Akira Kurosawa.

1/26-1/27, Claremont Library Events – Learn about Peace Corps volunteering during an informational session for adults from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Claremont Public Library. Beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday at the library, poets Linda Dove and Seth Michelson will hold poetry readings.

1/27, All-Claremont Concert– Celebrate the 125th anniversary of Pomona College with a recital of all-Claremont music on Sunday. Free concert at 3 p.m. at Bridges Hall of Music.



1/25-1/26, Hemet Rummage Sale – The Hemet Museum Historic Rummage Sale is set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Historic Hemet Depot. Come sift through collectibles, old books and other local history treasures. Proceeds will benefit the Hemet Historic Museum.



It’s the last weekend you can enjoy Learn a Snow Sport month.  Big Bear Mountain Resorts is known as “So Cal’s Learn to Ski and Ride Headquarters” and it’s your best place to get started.  Head to the mountains while there’s still snow!

1/27-1/29, Young Americans Workshop – Big Bear youth in fourth through 12 grades can attend a three-day workshop sponsored by music educators the Young Americans. The workshop is set for 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Big Bear Performing Arts Center, 3:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at Big Bear Middle School and 3:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Performing Arts Center. The final day includes a group performance at 7 p.m. The cost is $57 per participant.

1/26, Guided Snowshoe Tours – Enjoy the fresh snow from 9 a.m.t o 4 p.m. Saturday at the Big Bear Discovery Center through a guided snowshoe tour. Take a trek through the San Bernardino National Forest as you learn to snowshoe and explore the beautiful environment. Call for additional information.



1/26, Emergency Preparedness Fair – This FREE community event, set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Temecula City Hall. Learn how to be prepared incase of a major disaster. Demonstrations, displays, food kits and more!

1/26, “A Night at Coney Island” – Murrieta Valley High School Choir hosts a Swing Dance fundraiser on Saturday, January 26th, with 100% of the proceeds going to support choir.  Enjoy a live performance and light refreshments.  Tickets are $15.

1/25-1/27, “Fiddler on the Roof Jr.” – Performances all weekend long at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater. Tickets are $7.



1/25, College Information Session – The Westfield Palm Desert campus of National University will host an open information session from 2-7 p.m. Friday. Learn how you can reach your educational goals. RSVP recommended.

1/26, Simi Dabah Exhibit and FundraiserJoshua Tree’s Open Studio will host a special exhibit and fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday highlighting the work of local sculptor Simi Dabah. All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the 29 Palms Artists’ Guild.


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