Weekend Fun Guide | Inland Empire Weekend Events 6/28/13-6/30/13




Hi Friends & Neighbors –

It’s full blown Summertime now in the Inland Empire!  The season has officially started, kids are all out of school and  the A/C is blasting, right?  Summer events are on full blast in the Inland Empire, also.  From free local Summer concerts, movies, art walks & market nights to more Guides for local treats, IEShineOn.com has got you covered this Summer with all the Inland Empire Summer fun!  Check our blog every week for updates and giveaways and remember to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for frequent updates about what’s happening in the Inland Empire.

Let’s get this Summer started, IE!


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6/28, The Ultimate Thriller – Experience Michael Jackson’s amazing tribute in an international tour that recreates the King of Pop’s greatest hits and dance moves. Show starts at 8 p.m. Friday at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside. Tickets start at $30 plus fees.

6/28, Riverside Concert Band – Enjoy the sounds of the Rocky Neck Bluegrass Band at 6:30 p.m. Friday as part of the 2013 Concerts in the Park series. Admission is FREE. Bring a blanket or chair.

6/28-6/29, Film Screening – “Night Across the Street,” a Chilean- rench film directed by Raoul Ruiz, runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Culver  Center of the Arts in Riverside. Tickets start at $5.

6/29, Park n’ Bark – The 4th Annual Park n’ Bark Classic Car Show, which raises funds for the animals of Riverside County, is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Riverside County Animal  Shelter on Van Buren Boulevard. FREE adoptions, food, entertainment, awards and opportunity drawing.

6/30, Ice Cream Social – The 20th Annual Old Style Independence Day Ice Cream Social is from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum‘s Heritage House. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Thru 7/23, Art Museum Exhibit – Only one more month until the Riverside Art Museum‘s exhibit, “More Dreamers of the Golden Dream” is over.



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6/29, Food Truck Festival – A yummy food truck festival and beer garden is at the old Redland mall from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Redlands Boulevard.

6/29, Mayhem Festival – The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2013 kicks off at 1:10 p.m. Saturday at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino. Performers include Rob Zombie, Children of  Bodom, Job for a Cowboy, Machine Head and more! Tickets are $5.

6/28, Redlands Summer Bowl – Frank Paul Fetta conducts the Opening Symphony Concert featuring the International Woodwinds Conference at 8:15 p.m. Friday at the Redlands Bowl. FREE.

Thru 6/30, “The Three Musketeers” – This “swashbuckling” musical adventure runs through the end of the month at the LifeHouse Theater in Redlands. Evening and matinee performances available. Tickets are $14-$18 for adults, and $7-$9 for children. Family friendly. This weekend only, children 3-11 who attend performance receive a FREE Musketeer sword (while supplies last).

Thru August 2013, Bridal Exhibit – The San Bernardino County Museum‘s exhibit, “Always a Bridesmaid,” 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



6/28, Movies in the Park – Bring the family and picnic dinner and enjoy a FREE screening of Disney-Pixar’s “Brave” at 7 p.m. Friday at De Anza Park in Ontario as part of the city’s summer movies lineup.

6/29, Complimentary Yoga – The Yoga Den at lululemon athletica – Rancho Cucamonga Showroom is holding a FREE yoga class at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

6/29, Baseball and Fireworks – The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes take on the Lancaster JetHawks at 7:05 p.m. Saturday night. Stay after the game for a great pre-Fourth of July fireworks show! If you can’t make Saturday’s show, the two teams have games on Thursday and Friday at 7:05 p.m. and Sunday at 2:05 p.m.

6/29, Rockin’ Beach Blast – Come here tributes to The Beach Boys, Tom Jones, Roy Orbison and more at a special performance at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Grove Theatre in Upland. Tickets are $28.

6/30, Firefighters Car Show – The 16th Annual Rancho Cucamonga Firefighters Car Show is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Red Hill Community Park. Admission is FREE.



6/29, Family Concert – The Corona Symphony Orchestra presents “Peter and the Wolf” and music by John Williams (“Star Wars”and “Indiana Jones” themes composer) at 7 p.m. Saturday at Northpoint Church in Corona. Tickets are $12 in advance or $14 at the door.

6/29, Summer Spectacular Car Show – Enjoy some pre-1980 classics, hot rods and muscle cars at the Summer Spectacular Car Show from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Bob’s Big Boy in  Norco. For additional information, email Trollady10@aol.com .

6/29, “A Salute to Our Armed Forces Heroes”  takes place from 3 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Ruben S. Ayala Park in Chino. Carnival rides, games, food, music and fun activities for entire family. Special salute at 6 p.m., live patriotic performance by The Answer at 7 p.m. and fireworks show at 9 p.m. FREE. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Thru 6/30, Storm Baseball – The Lake Elsinore Storm takes on the Inland Empire 66ers in a four-game home series through Sunday at Diamond Stadium. Game times are 7:05 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 6:05 p.m. Saturday and 5:05 p.m. Sunday.



6/29, Pomona Art Walk – Visit the American Museum of Ceramic Art and other art venues from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the Downtown Arts Colony. This event is FREE!

6/29, Claremont Blues & Brews – The 4th Annual Claremont Village Blues & Brews Craft Beer Walk runs from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Advance sale tickets are $35 or $40 the day of the event and only online. Price includes 12 beer tasting tickets. More than 30 Claremont Village businesses offering craft beer tastings and food samplings. Beer Walk participants must be 21 and older. (ID required)

Thru 6/30, “Time Stands Still” – The New York Times says “crackles with bright wit and intelligence,” this Broadway-hit play from Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies is a witty, intelligent look at what happens when ordinary life is refracted through the lens of war. Now being  performed by the Ophelia’s Jump theatre group at the Dailey Theater on the University of La Verne campus. Tickets start at $22.

Thru 7/28, Butterfly Pavilion – Come see the beautiful butterflies emerge from their 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 8/4, “The King and I” – This classic musical runs through August at the CandleLight Pavilion in Claremont. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening shows begin at 6 p.m. (dinner); 8:15 p.m. curtain. Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 11 a.m. (lunch) with curtain at 2:15 p.m. Sunday evening dinner seating starts at 5 p.m. with a 7:15 p.m. curtain. Tickets start $53 for matinee and $50 for evening performances.

Thru 9/2, Blue Star Museum Days – The Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden offers FREE admission for all active-duty military personnel, their immediate family members and veterans. Does not apply to special events.

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. This week, listen to the sounds of Sligo Rags, Woodrock and Steve Rushingwind.



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6/29-6/30 – Art & Wine Festival – The Lake Arrowhead Rotary Art & Wine Festival 2013 takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Tavern Bay Beach Club. Tickets are $5. Proceeds benefit Lake Arrowhead Rotary projects.

6/29, PaddleFest – The 7th Annual Big Bear PaddleFest runs from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Swim Beach at Meadow Park.

6/29, Music in the Mountains – Come see an amazing trio of performers in the “Classic Harmony Tour”  take the stage the in 2013 Music in Mountains from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Big Bear Discovery Center. The Long Run, an Eagles tribute band; A Band with No Name, America tribute band, and Fortunate Son, a tribute to the music of John Fogerty. Tickets are $29 for general admission, $40 bench seat with parking; teens (13-17) are $10 and children under 12 are FREE.



6/28, Big Country Concert – Big Country with Mike Peters performs at 6 p.m. Friday at Wiens Family Cellars in Temecula. Tickets are $45 for general admission or $95 VIP with dinner. Proceeds benefit the California Family Life Center & Our Nicholas Foundation.


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6/28-6/30, Pechanga Pow Wow – Families, tribal participants and spectators from across the continent will take part in this weekend’s 18th Annual Pow Wow on the festival grounds at Pechanga Resort & Casino in  Temecula.  This FREE cultural event will showcase Native American performances, arts and crafts, food, and a fireworks show on Saturday. The Pow Wow runs from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to midnight on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

6/29, Texaco Country Showdown – The Texaco Country Showdown After-Party & Concert come to South Coast Winery Resort & Spa at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Performers include Sheyna Gee, Megan McAllister, Hannah Mulholland and more! Performance also by country artist Matt Rogers. Tickets $20; VIP tickets are $25; wine club members receive $5 discount.

Thru 6/29, Shakespeare in the Vines – Experience “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare” concludes this weekend at Europa Village in Temecula. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. curtain. Tickets start at $15.

6/30, Cabaret at the Merc – “It’s TONY Time” at the Merc beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater. Tickets are $20 for reserved seats and $15 for students (w/ ID)



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Thru 6/30, Mavericks Baseball – The High Desert Mavericks take on the Modesto Nuts in a four-game home series through Sunday at Stater Bros. Stadium in Adelanto. Game times are 7:05 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 6:05 p.m. Saturday and 2:05 p.m. Sunday.

Thru 8/23, Dive-In MoviesKnotts Soak City in Palm Springs offers the return of the Dive-In Movie. Grab a tube or take a swim every Friday, from 7 p.m. until the start of the movie. Regular admission is $14 and $10 for Jr/Sr. Parking is FREE; preferred parking is $5. This week, catch “How to Train Your Dragon.”

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