Weekend Fun Guide | Inland Empire Weekend Events 9/20/13-9/22/13



Hi Friends & Neighbors –

Are you enjoying these cooling temperatures as much as I am?  For some it still may not be cool enough, right?  Autumn officially starts this Sunday and IEShineOn.com has plenty of events to help enjoy this first fall weekend.  Enjoy one of the Inland Empire’s many weekend events with our Inland Empire Weekend Fun Guide.

Till next time…


p.s. This week’s photo was taken at Riley’s Apple Farm in Oak Glen by IEShineOn.com




9/20, Comedy Night – The 16th Annual Comedy Night celebration runs from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at Riverside Municipal Auditorium. Tickets start at $25. Comedian Paula Poundstone takes the stage to help the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center’s fight for pet overpopulation. Business casual dress is recommended.

9/21, Prayer Service – The Bless Riverside Prayer Service is from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. Saturday at the top of Mt. Rubidoux in Riverside. The fifth annual event brings the churches of Riverside together to pray for the city. Organized by Today’s Urban Renewal Network.

9/21, Mariachi Festival – The Riverside Mariachi Festival runs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Fairmount Park. Presale tickets are $12.50 each through Sept. 20 and $20 the day of the event. Children 12 and younger are FREE. The festival celebrates Hispanic culture and the genre of Mariachi music.

9/21, “Beautiful Strings” –  The Riverside County Philharmonic performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside. Tickets start at $37.60.

9/29, “The Fox and the Fairway” – The Ken Ludwig comedy continues this weekend at the Riverside Community Players. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15.




9/21, Saturday Night Dancing Downtown – Try something different and learn the Night Club 2-Step.  $10 per person; first time dancers will get in FREE.  14 E. State St. Downtown Redlands.

9/21, Adam Carolla and Dennis Prager – The California Theatre of the Performing Arts presents “An Evening with Adam Carolla and Dennis Prager” at 8 p.m. Friday in San Bernardino. Tickets start at $30.

9/29, “Daniel” – The Biblical story of Daniel comes to life through a great musical at LifeHouse Theater in Redlands. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 2:15 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and 2:15 p.m. Sundays. Tickets start at $7.

9/29, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” – Bring the family to enjoy this classic fairytale weekends through the end of the month at the Heartland Players Theatre Company in Yucaipa. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. General admission is $10; children $8. senior/student $8 and family of four $30. Tickets sold at door.

11/8, African Art and Artifacts Exhibit – The San Bernardino County Museum newest exhibit “Footsteps to You” runs through November. Sponsored by the Black Voice Foundation. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $10 (adult), $8 (military or senior), $7 (student), and $5 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Association members are free. Parking is free.



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9/20, Farmer’s Market – Enjoy Victoria’s Farmers Market & Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday on South Main Street in Rancho Cucamonga.

9/20-9/22 – Car Show – Ontario’s Classic Car Show on historic Euclid Avenue runs from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, 8 am. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Enjoy the classic cars, amazing food, entertainment and more! Admission is FREE.

9/21, EnduroCross Race – Cheer on the talented riders of off-road riding, this Saturday, at the Citizens Business Bank Arena. Parking $10; Tickets $20-30.

9/21, Pet Adoption – The Rancho Cucamonga Animal Center holds its first adoption event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Anthropologie at Victoria Gardens.

9/21, Upland Family Day – Enjoy the 11th Annual Inside Upland Family Fun Day from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Park. Information booths, donation trucks, eWaste drop-offs, blood pressure screenings and more! FREE entertainment and kids’ zone. Thru

9/29, Spelling Bee – “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” runs at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays through the end of the month at the Grove Theatre in Upland. Tickets start at $15.



9/21, Spirit NightChick-fil-A at the Crossings in Corona holds a Spirit Night to benefit breast cancer awareness from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. 20 percent of each sale goes to breast cancer awareness. Please inform your cashier at time of sale.

9/21, Blood Drive – A Blood Drive and Marrow Screening runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Shops at Dos Lagos. Walk-ins welcome, but appointments are recommended.

9/21, Mall Entertainment – Richard Schmieg entertains shoppers at The Shoppes at Chino Hills from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Admission is FREE.



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9/21, Broadway Nights at the Bowl – Enjoy coffee and dessert at 7 p.m. and dinner at 8 p.m. this Saturday and 9/21 in the Ramona Bowl courtyard. Tickets start at $35.

Thru 9/29, “Snow White”  – Heartland Theatre in Yucaipa presents a family fun “Snow White” every weekend this month. Tickets are $10 Gen. Admission; $8 Children, Senior, Student. Four-pack is $30.



9/20, Route 66 Party – The Kiwanis Club of Claremont holds at Route 66 Party at 6 p.m. Friday at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Claremont. Live music, silent auction and casino night. Tickets are $35 online or $40 at the door.

9/21, Wine Release Party – Horsehill Vineyards is releasing their 2011 Cuvee at Saturday’s release party

Thru 9/29, L.A. County Fair – “Unleash Your Inner Fair” at the L.A. County Fair, held through September at the Fairplex in Pomona. Check out the website for schedule of events, ticket prices, dates, times and discounts.

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.



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9/20-9/22, Film Fest – The 2013 Big Bear Lake International Film Festival kicks off Friday at the Big Bear Performing Arts Center. This year’s honorees include Nick Urata, Tim Wood, and John Toll, ASC. The 2013 Centerpiece Film is “A.C.O.D.” Schedule of events and tickets prices vary. Check website for details.

10/27, Oktoberfest – It’s that time of year! The 43rd Annual Oktoberfest continues this weekend at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center; Saturdays from noon to midnight and Sundays noon to 5 p.m.




9/20, Friday Night Lights – Enjoy some live music  with Courgrzz Rock Friday night at Europa Village in Temecula beginning at 6 p.m. Admission is FREE.

9/20, Wine and Painting! – Learn to paint while sipping wine at Art + Vino with professional artist Jill Roberts from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at Oak Mountain Winery. $49 for class, art supplies and a glass of wine ($45 for class and supplies without the wine). Receive $10 off if you bring a new student with you.

9/21, Jazz and Wine in the Gardens – The Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens presents Jazz & Wine in the Gardens from 2 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets start at $45. Thru

9/22, “Pride and Prejudice” – FINAL WEEKEND! Shakespeare in the Vines celebrates the 200th anniversary of author Jane Austen with this classic story. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets start at $15.

9/22, Wine Festival – The 9th Annual Blessings of the Wines Grape Stomp & Harvest Festival this Sunday at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. Planning an overnight trip for the weekend? Check out the resort’s Blessing of the Wines package.




9/21, Composting Workshop – A FREE Backyard Composing Workshop starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Demuth Park Community Gardens.

9/21, Oktoberfest – Yucca Valley’s Oktoberfest runs from 2 to 10 p.m. today at the Brehm Youth Soccer Field behind the Boys & Girls Club. Live music, great beers, log sawing and more!

9/21-9/22, Street Fair – The College of Desert Street Fair runs from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday and Sunday at the northwest corner of campus by Fred Waring Drive and Monterey Avenue in Palm Desert. Admission is FREE.

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