Weekend Fun Guide | Inland Empire Weekend Events 5/24-5/27/13




Hi Friends & Neighbors –

Are you looking forward to this Memorial Day?  We’ve included some great Memorial Day activities, beer and food events, concerts and a DIY art event.  There’s definitely a lot of events happening in the Inland Empire this weekend.  Check out our list and make your plans for a memorable Memorial Day in the Inland EMpire.

Till next time…


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5/24-5/26, Special Production – The March Field Air Museum presents “A Piece of My Heart,” a tribute to women who served in the  Vietnam War, from Friday to Sunday in Riverside. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $15. Note: There is some adult content. Produced by the Riverside Arts Council.

5/24-5/26, Saturation Fest – Saturation Fest is a DIY art and music festival that occurs annually in Riverside which includes concerts, films, workshops, exhibitions, guerilla shows, organized bike rides, and handcrafted art – all happening across Downtown Riverside.

5/24-5/25, Movie Screening – “Like Someone in Love” runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the UCR Culver Center of the Arts. Tickets start at $5.

5/25, Taste of Brews – For the second year, a Taste of Brews sets up in White Park in Riverside. Popular craft beers and food trucks will be on hand with their fares. Tickets are $35 for three hours (1 to 4 p.m.) or $45 for four hours (noon to 4 p.m.). 21 and older only.

5/25, Chili Cook Off & Car/Cycle Show – Chili, cars, bikes and entertainment – sounds like a great Inland Empire event!  All happening in Riverside (off of Magnolia between Van Buren & Jackson in Arlington Village). Bring the whole gang out for this 11th annual event.

5/25, Honoring Veterans – Volunteers are needed to help decorate the grave sites and memorial markers of veterans buried at Riverside National Cemetery. Meet at 9 a.m. at Memorial Circle near Van Buren Boulevard.

5/26, Train Rides – Take a ride on a miniature steam train on Public Run Day at the Riverside Live Steamers.  Fun for the kids!

5/26, Annual Remembrance Roll Call – Riverside National Cemetery begins its annual roll call of veterans at 9 a.m. Sunday at the flagpole. Almost 169,000 veterans are buried there.

5/27, Sky Zone – Veterans and active military members and their families receive 50 percent off a one-hour jump session between 10 a.m. and noon Monday at Sky Zone in Riverside.

5/27, Memorial Day Celebration – Moreno Valley’s “Honoring Our Heroes” ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Veterans Memorial Circle at the Moreno Valley Civic Center. Keynote speakers is Sheriff Stan Sniff.

Thru 7/23, Art Museum Exhibit – The Riverside Art Museum‘s exhibit, “More Dreamers of the Golden Dream” continues through July 23.



5/25, “Ray: The Musical Tribute” – Get your tickets for the amazing tribute to Ray Charles. Show starts at 8 p.m. Saturday at the California Theatre of the Performing Arts in San Bernardino. Tickets start at $38.50.

Thru 5/26, Redlands Shakespeare Festival – “The Season of Gender” continues for one more week at the Redlands Bowl. See performances of “Taming of the Shrew,” “Julius Caesar” and “Love’s Labour’s Lost.” Admission is FREE.

5/25-5/26, Redlands Festival of Arts – Held in conjunction with the city’s 125th anniversary celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at  Smiley Park in Redlands. Admission is FREE.

Thru 6/2, San Bernardino County Fair – Get a jump start on summer with the San Bernardino County Fair beginning Saturday and running for two weeks at the fairgrounds in  Victorville. Check out the website for schedule of events and admission prices. Ticket presale ends at midnight Friday.

Thru August 2013, “Always a Bridesmaid” – The San Bernardino County Museum‘s exhibit features artifacts and costumes about 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



Thru 5/26, Art Exhibition – The 14th Annual Ontario Open Art Exhibition runs through Monday at the Museum of History and Art. The exhibit is FREE and is open from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.



5/25, Concert – The Waylon Hicks Projects entertains shoppers from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at The Shoppes at Chino Hills.

5/25, KISSED ALIVE! – This KISS tribute band takes the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday at M15 in Corona. Tickets are $15 (plus tax).

Thru 6/16, Kronenburg Old World Festival – Experience the daily life during the Renaissance Era at Corona’s annual faire. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays and Memorial Day. Open until 9:30 p.m. on May 25. Admission is $18 for adults; $15 for children/seniors; under 5 is FREE. Festival is held at Crossroads Riverview Park.



5/24, Moonlight Hike & BBQ – Enjoy a night hike to the Top of The Notch restaurant (Mt. Baldy) where dinner will be served from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Reserve your space for $16.

5/25, Big Horn Music Festival Pre-Show – Enjoy a great concert at Top of the Notch (Mt. Baldy) and a round trip ticket on the Sugar Pine Chair Lift for only $10!  Show starts at 8pm.  Bands include: Sugar in the Gourd, Wicked Saints, Greater Pacific and Mama’s Kitchin.

Thru 6/9, “Blue Eyes & His Buddies” – Take a trip back to the days of the RatPack: Sinatra, Davis and Martin in a tribute show running weekends through June at the Center Stage Fontana. Tickets for dinner/show start at $39.95; show-only tickets are $18.

Thru 7/28, Butterfly Pavilion – Walk among native butterflies at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden‘s Butterfly Pavilion this summer in Claremont. Admission is $2 per person aside from the standard general fee of $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students (w/ ID) and $4 for children 3-12. The Pavilion is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Thru 10/25, Claremont Friday Nights Live! – Free concerts are held at the Village Square Public Plaza (by Laemmle 5 Theatres), in front of the Claremont Chamber, 205 Yale Avenue and at City Hall Plaza, Second St west of Harvard Ave.



5/25, Chuckwagon Concert – Country artist Brent Payne entertains fans at a special Big Bear Chuckwagon Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Bear Cave. Children’s tickets start at$10 and adults at $25. Chuckwagon dinner is an additional $10 per ticket.

5/26, Fun Run – The Big Bear Lake Memorial 5K Fun Run kicks off at 10 a.m. Sunday in the Village. Lifestyle Expo, live music and vendors are also on hand. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Wounded Warrior Project.

5/26, Antique Car Show – It’s time for the Antique Car Club Show & Shine and Pinewood Derby at Big Bear Snow Play beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday. Pinewood Derby starts at 10 a.m.



5/24, Billy Idol – Legendary singer Billy Idols rocks the Pechanga Theater at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets start at $80.

5/25, Memorial Day Weekend Celebration – It’s “Rockin’ the Country” weekend at Vail Lake in Temecula for its special Memorial Day Weekend Music Festival. Special guests include Montgomery Gentry, who perform at 7 p.m. Saturday. Other performers include The Silverados, Del Rio and Blackstar. Music begins at noon Saturday. Tickets start at $45. Active DUTY military members are FREE.

5/27, Memorial Day Parade – Remember Temecula’s bravest during a procession along Main Street, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

5/27, Memorial Day Service – Lake Elsinore’s community wide Memorial Day service starts at 10 a.m. Monday at the Elsinore Valley Cemetery. Skydivers, missing man flyover, 21-gun salute and patriotic music are on the agenda for the morning. Visitors are asked to get there early and bring their own lawn chairs.

Thru 6/2, “Best of Broadway” – Watch and listen to selections from famous Broadways shows such as “A Chorus Line” and “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” through the beginning of June at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater. Tickets are $15 on Thursdays, $20 and $22 on Fridays and Saturdays and $23 and $25 on Sundays.



5/25-5/27, Annual Wildflower & Art Exhibit – Idyllwild’s annual Wildflower & Art Exhibt runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday through Monday at the Idyllwild Nature Center. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for children and $1 for dogs.



5/25, Free Movie Premiere – See Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in “Behind the Candelabra” at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

5/27, Annual Flower Drop – The Palm Springs Air Museum drops 3,000 red and white carnations from a B-25 bomber to honor fallen veterans. The flower drop starts at 1 p.m. on Monday. Entertainment and vendors begin at 10 a.m.

Thru 5/27, Knott’s Soak City – Cool off at Knott‘s in Palm Springs this weekend. Save $5 off regular admission (up to 6 guests). Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.



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