Weekend Fun Guide | Inland Empire Weekend Events 3/1-3/4/13





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Hi Friends & Neighbors –

Is it extra gorgeous in the Inland Empire or is it just me?  It’s a little too windy in some places but I’m hoping it’ll calm down a bit as we get into the weekend.  There are all sorts of fun weekend events happening in the Inland Empire including family fun, free events, art walk, theater performances, marathon and more!  Check out our list of Inland Empire weekend events below and make plans to stay local and have fun!

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
• San Jacinto Valley
• Pomona Valley
• Temecula
• Coachella Valley and Desert Communities

Also, remember that this is the last weekend you can get Early Bird Sale prices for General Admission tickets to the Inland Empire Cupcake Fair, happening on March 17th at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium.  Get your tickets today!

Till next time…have a great weekend!

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3/1, Dennis de Young– Great seats are still available for Friday’s “The Music of Styx” show at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $40.15.

3/1-3/2, Film Screening – The UCR ARTSblock presents Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Barbara & Art Culver Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $5.

Thru 3/2 – “Peter Pan” – The Riverside Children’s Theatre presents this classic Disney musical through Saturday at Ramona High School. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10 presale or $12 at the door.

3/3, First Sundays – From 1 to 4 p.m. every first Sunday, children and teens can check out FREE programs in Riverside like learning about rhythm at the Fox Performing Arts Center and Riverside’s rich citrus history at the Mission Inn.

3/3, “Die Fledermaus (The Bat)” – The Department of Music at La Sierra University in Riverside presents its final performance of this operetta at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Hole Memorial Auditorium. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased in advance online.

3/3, Jewish Film Fest – The 5th Annual Riverside Jewish Film Festival, presented by Temple Beth El, will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Regency Theater. Three films, “Berlin ’36,” “Footnote,” and “Sarah’s Key” will be screened. Tickets are $10 for one movie, or $25 for all three.

Thru 3/9 – “The Tempest” – One of William Shakespeare’s finest works is being performed by the UC Riverside Department of Theatre through next weekend. FREE for UCR students. Tickets are $14 for general admission, $12 for non-UCR students, alumni, seniors and children. Parking is $5 (no fee with UC permit).

Thru 3/10 – “Seussical the Musical” – Enjoy the stories of the beloved Dr. Seuss in this amazing performance by the Riverside Youth Theatre at the CrossWinds Theatre in Moreno Valley. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays through next weekend. Tickets are $15 at the door (4 and younger are FREE). Purchase discount tickets online.



3/2, Diamond Valley Lake Marathon – The 11th annual senior walk/run, marathon, half marathon, 5K and 1K kids run kicks off at 8 a.m. Saturday. Check out the website for registration information.



3/2, Seussational Party! – Come celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday at 11 a.m. Saturday at Barnes and Noble in Redlands. This FREE family event includes fun, activities, reading and more!

3/3, Art Show – Farm Artisan Foods resident artist Barbara Daniels, along with local artist Queenie Yan, will hold an art show from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at its location. Complimentary appetizers and desserts.

Thru August 2013, “Always a Bridesmaid” – The San Bernardino County Museum‘s exhibit features artifacts and costumes relating to marriage ceremonies from the 1860s to the 1960s. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $8 (adult), $6 (military or senior), $5 (student), and $4 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under 5 and Museum Association members are admitted FREE. Parking is FREE.




3/1-3/2, Ontario Reign – Head to the Citizens Business Bank Arena and enjoy an Ontario Reign game against the Colorado Eagles at 7 p.m. Friday and against the Stockton Thunder at 7 p.m. Saturday.

3/2, Anti-Bullying Seminar – A Teen Summit on anti-bullying will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Jack Bulik Teen Center in Fontana. FREE.

3/3, Carrie Underwood – Tickets are still available for Sunday’s concert at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show start at $46 plus fees. $1 for each ticket will be donated to The Red Cross.

Thru 3/10, “The Fantasticks” – Get your tickets for the longest running musical in history opening Saturday at the Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga. General admission tickets are $18, and senior/youth tickets are $16.



3/2, LUNAFEST – The traveling film festival of award-winning short films by, for and about women comes to Mt. San Jacinto College at 10 a.m. Saturday. General admission is $20; college students with current ASB care is $18.



3/2, Lukas Nelson – The Fender Museum Center’s Rhythm Lounge presents  Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real at 8 p.m. Saturday in Corona. General admission is $25; VIP tickets are $50.

3/2, DairyAmire 5K – There’s still time to register for Saturday’s 5K run/walk and kids fun run. Registration fees for the 5K, which starts at 8 a.m., is $35, and the kids run, which starts at 9 a.m., is $15. Register online or at the Chino Youth Museum.

Thru 3/3 – Weekly Film Series – It’s Oscar month at Dos Lagos in Corona. This week’s award-winning movie, “Mutiny on the Bounty,” starring Clark Gable and Charles Laughton, begins at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $4.

Thru 4/16, New Exhibit – The Norco College Art Gallery unveils its new exhibit, “Women in Art and Animation” at 6 p.m. Friday. It is co-sponsored by the Lake Norcoian Club Foundation. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.



3/1, First Friday Art Walk – Claremont’s FREE monthly art walk through the Village begins at 5:30 p.m. and offers musicians, street performers, children’s activities and various visual artists.

3/2, Village Walking Tour – Enjoy a guided tour of some of Claremont’s amazing architecture on the first Saturday of each month beginning at 10 a.m. Advances reservations requested. The fee is $5 per person.

3/3, Bridal Show Open House – Calling all brides-to be to this bridal show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mountain Meadows Golf Club in Pomona. Admission is FREE.

Thru 3/24, “The Sound of Music” – This classic family musical opens Friday at the Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont. Tickets range from $53-$68. $25 for children 12 and under. Ticket price includes meal, show and sales tax. Appetizers, desserts, beverages and waiter’s gratuity are additional within the theater.

Thru 4/7, “Denatured Nature” – Ceramic gets interesting! Check out Scripps College Ceramic Annual.  According to IE Weekly, “…it adds up to nothing you (or I) have probably ever seen before, and proves once again that when it comes to redefining notions of an underappreciated art form, Scripps sits proudly atop the terra cotta heap.”



3/2, Evening of Moonshine & Mayhem – The Big Bear Chamber of Commerce holds its annual hoedown and country dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday at The Hangar at Big Bear Airport. Reservations required. Check out the Chamber’s website for ticket prices.

Thru 3/3, War of Rails – The fourth annual ski competition kicks off Friday at Bear Mountain! Check out the website for list of competitors and schedule of events. FREE for spectators.




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3/1, Tim Sweeney – Temecula’s favorite storyteller entertains the audience at 7 p.m. Friday at The Merc. Tickets are $20 and includes a copy of his book, “Getting What You Want Out of Life.”

3/2, Comedian Anjelah Johnson – Seats are still available for this one-night only performance at Pechanga Resort & Casino. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show start at $25.

3/2, Wines for Canines – The Animal Friends of the Valley sponsors the 10th Annual Wines for Canines at 11 a.m. Saturday at Temecula’s Wiens Family Cellars. Tickets are $50 each or $350 for a table of eight. Proceeds benefit the shelter’s mission to prevent animal abuse and overpopulation.

Thru 3/3, Aces Comedy Club – Comedian Eric Blake headlines the Murrieta comedy club this weekend. Tickets start at $15. 21 and older only.

Thru 3/10, “The Wizard of Oz” – Christian Youth Theater Riverside County presents this classic family musical through next weekend at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater. Performances are 7 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are $15 for reserved seating. Bargain show (7 p.m. March 3, 7, and 9) tickets are $13. Group rates for non-profit groups are $9.50.



3/2, Junior Fishing Workshop – Kids from 7 to 15 can learn to fish at a special workshop beginning at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Mojave Narrows Regional Park in Victorville. Registration is $7, and there is a $10 vehicle entry fee on the day of the event. Sponsored by the San Bernardino County Regional Parks.



3/2, Military Tribute Exhibition – The Palm Springs Air Museum will host a Canadian Military Tribute Program and Flight Exhibition at 1 p.m. Saturday. Admission price ranges from $8-$15 dollars. Children under 6 and all active military & their families with ID are free.

3/2, Dog Adoptions – The Palms-N-Paws Animal Shelter hosts a Doggie Adoption Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at its facility in Twentynine Palms.

3/3, Bridal Show – The Palm Valley Country Club in Palm Desert plays host to a Bridal Show Open House from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is FREE, but reservations are required. Go to the sponsor’s website for additional information.

Thru 3/3, Movie Festival– The Native FilmFest, which features movies by, about and starring Native Americans and other indigenous peoples, runs through Sunday at Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs. Presented by the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum. Check website for screening schedule, film synopses and ticket prices.

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