Hi Friends & Neighbors!
Daylight Savings Time returns Sunday morning, so remember to change to set your clocks back Saturday night! Not looking forward to losing an hour’s sleep, but it will be nice to have the sun shining a little longer in the evenings.
Remember, it’s not too early to start making plans for St. Patrick’s Day on March 17. Check out our Inland Empire St. Patrick’s Day Guide for a list of some good ol’ Irish festivities and events!
As always, have a great weekend!
p.s. This week’s photo is from Tahquitz Canyon in Palm Springs.
INLAND EMPIRE WEEKEND EVENTS
RIVERSIDE & CORONA WEEKEND EVENTS
CHINO WEEKEND EVENTS
3/8, Dog Day Event - Bark Around Ayala Park begins at 8 a.m. Saturday at Ruben S. Ayala Park at the Chino Valley YMCA. Registration and admission are FREE. Little dog races, doggie fashion show, trick contest, K-9 Unit demonstration and more!
REDLANDS, SAN BERNARDINO & LOMA LINDA WEEKEND EVENTS
3/7, Rotary Club Fundraiser – Redlands Sunrise Rotary Club’s annual Crab ‘n’ Jazz fundraiser is at 6 p.m. Friday at the Garden Pavilions at the Edwards Mansion in Redlands. Tickets are $90 or $720 for a table of eight.
3/8, Benefit Concert – The Grove School in Redlands hosts a benefit concert to raise funds for the Thespian Society’s trip to Oregon this summer. Refreshments available for purchase. Tickets are $10 presale or $12 at the door.
3/8-3/9, Community Mural Project – This San Bernardino Community Weekend Family & Friends event is from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the El Sol Neighborhood Education Center. Event to benefit the Inspire Multicultural Center Mural. Event rescheduled from last weekend.
3/8-3/9, Painting Seminar - The Kim Hogue Decorative Painting Seminar is at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at O’Flanary’s Emporium in Redlands. Fee is $250 for the weekend and includes all surfaces plus breakfast and lunch
Thru 3/23, “Is He Dead?” – Mark Twain’s classic production, “Is He Dead?” runs through March 23 at the Redlands Footlighters Theatre. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15.
POMONA, CLAREMONT & UPLAND WEEKEND EVENTS
3/7, Pints for Patriots – This scholarship fundraiser runs from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday at Charlie’s Stars and Stripes All-American Deli & Bar in Upland. Admission is FREE.
Thru 3/19, ArtReach – The art of pop culture comes to the Fairplex in Pomona from noon to 4 p.m. starting this weekend. This is the third annual regional high school art exhibition. Admission is FREE. Public showings are weekends only; weekdays are reserved for school field trips.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA & ONTARIO WEEKEND EVENTS
BIG BEAR WEEKEND EVENTS
3/8, Memorial Event - The 18th Annual Victor Alvarez Memorial at Snow Summit beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday in Big Bear. Note: Due to lack of natural snow, the annual race will not take place. However, check out the website for all the information on other exciting events!
3/9, KROQ Storms the Mountain – FREE music, rides and more at KROQ Storms Bear Mountain from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Get there early for a good seat!
TEMECULA & MURRIETA WEEKEND EVENTS
3/7-3/8, Temecula Rod Run – The annual Temecula event is set for this weekend. Check out the website for list of events. FREE for the whole family!
DESERT COMMUNITIES WEEKEND EVENTS
Hi Friends & Neighbors!
It’s March and that means two things for our IEShineOn.com staff – Springtime and St. Patrick’s Day! Although the holiday falls on a Monday this year, there are still plenty of Inland Empire activities for the day of and the weekend before the 17th.
We compiled a list of St. Paddy’s Day events and specials from some of the Inland Empire’s favorite pubs and Irish bars in the Inland Empire. Most of them include green beer, corned beef & cabbage and pretty much just a lot of fun!
Remember to check back for updates. We’ll be updating with more specials, discounts and Inland Empire St. Patrick’s Day parties.
Sláinte! (“Health” in Gaelic)
RIVERSIDE ST. PATRICK’S DAY EVENTS
3/17, Family fun – Celebrate with a “wee bit o’ fun” at the Orange Terrace Community Center’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Party from 4 to 6 p.m. in Riverside. Search for a pot of gold and other holiday fun! Ages 5-12 only. Admission is $2.
3/17, Kegs N Eggs – All you can eat breakfast buffet and drink from select kegs at Killarney’s Restaurant & Irish Pub in Riverside and Temecula. Purchase buffet ticket 8-10 a.m. for $25. Food only $15. Kids $10.
3/17, Heroes Restaurant & Brewery – Not sure what their plan is but they have a #StPatHRB countdown happening so we’re assuming something is definitely going down at Heroes
CORONA ST. PATRICK’S DAY EVENTS
3/16 – 3/17, Steam Haus Gastropub – Party and specialty menu at this local gastropub. The Dirty South Fries w/ pulled pork, mozzarella an haus hot sauce sounds interesting
3/17, Boondocks – No events listed or mentioned on their Facebook but I imagine with a name like Boondocks, a Celtic design for their logo and stage for live music they’re probably going to have something festive.
3/17, St. Patrick’s Day Eats – Looking for a hearty corned beef & cabbage? Check out this list of Corona eateries serving traditional Irish fare!
REDLANDS ST. PATRICK’S DAY EVENTS
3/17, Royal Falconer British Pub & Restaurant – $5 green Kamikaze shots, bag pipers, $10 delicious corned beef & cabbage. Party starts at 8 a.m.
POMONA ST. PATRICK’S DAY EVENTS
3/7-3/9, IrishFest at Fairplex – Come to the Inland Empire’s largest party for everything Irish at the Pomona Fairplex. Tickets are $5 and free for kids 5 and younger. Parking is $10 at Gate 17 on Fairplex Dr.
3/17, O’Donavan’s – Live music, DJ, giveaways and drink specials all at O’Donovan’s Restaurant & Pub, 101 E. 3rd St. Pomona
UPLAND ST. PATRICK’S DAY EVENTS
3/15, Shameless Saturday – The fine folks at Dale Bros. Brewery are appreciating the weekend before St. Paddy’s and celebrating on Saturday. If you’ve been to or heard of a Dale Bros. Brewery celebration then you know there’s a lot of fun to be expected. Food truck, live music and beer!
3/17, Limericks Tavern – $3 green beer, giveaways, bag pipers and t-shirts for the first 20 customers. Party starts at noon and ends at 2 a.m.
ONTARIO ST. PATRICK’S DAY EVENTS
3/17, Tip the Firefighter – The 12th Annual Ontario Firefighters Tip the Firefighter fundraiser runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday at Ontario El Torito. Karaoke, raffe, silent auction, prizes and more!
CHINO & CHINO HILLS ST. PATRICK’S DAY EVENTS
3/17, Kelly’s Sports & Billiards Club – Nothing listed but a local source who frequents the bar says there will definitely be some Irish festivities.
3/17, Roscoes Famous Deli – Again no updates on their Facebook page but they have a countdown happening #StPatRFD. I imagine there’s something fun brewing
BIG BEAR ST. PATRICK’S DAY EVENTS
TEMECULA & MURIETTA ST. PATRICK’S DAY EVENTS
3/15, Color Ye Irish – Temecula’s annual Color Ye Irish run/walk is fun for everyone. This is not so much about the speed or endurance, but a celebration of color, life and being Irish for a day! Start times are at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Temecula Galway Downs Events Center. Registration information online.
3/17, The Shamrock – Lots of great St. Patrick’s Day fun going on here. Make sure to get your wristband early before they run out! Check out the website for additional information.
3/17, Paddy’s Day Festival, Enjoy some lucky Irish booths, games, Irish dancers and more at Killarney’s St. Patrick’s Day festival from 10 a m. to 8 p.m. Monday in Temecula. Also enjoy an all-you-can eat breakfast buffet and drink from 8 to 10 a.m. for $25. Food alone is $15 for adults and $10 for children.
3/17, Tilted Kilt – Not sure what they have going on but you can imagine beers, green wigs, short skirts and lots of St. Paddy’s Day festivities
PALM SPRINGS ST. PATRICK’S DAY EVENTS
3/17, St. Patrick’s Day Special – Vicky’s of Santa Fe in Indian Wells serves up a traditional Irish dish of corned beef and cabbage. $22.95. Reservations recommended. Serving between 5:30 and 10 p.m. Live Irish music performed by Carolyn Martinex & Trio.
Hi Friends & Neighbors!
Can’t make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras this year? The Inland Empire has several “Carnival” parties, costume contests and other fun events to help you reel in the flavor and spirit of March 4′s Fat Tuesday! It may be the biggest party in the world down in Louisiana, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t fun to be had here!
Looking to do a little more celebrating? Our Sports Bar Guide has a list of some of best hot sports in the Inland Empire to continue your Mardi Gras celebration! Remember, “laissez les bons temps rouler!” or :Let the good times roll!”
p.s. This Guide is a little light but we plan on updating it frequently so please check back.
INLAND EMPIRE MARDI GRAS EVENTS
RIVERSIDE & MURRIETA EVENTS
3/4, Mardi Gras 2014 – Community Connect hosts a special Mardi Gras celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Riverside Art Museum. Jambalaya tasting, hors d’oeuvres, drinks, silent auction, costume contest and more! Tickets are $60.
3/4, Fat Tuesday Masquerade – Beads, fun and drink specials at ProAbition in Downtown Riverside.
3/4, Mardi Gras with Sangria – The Wine Tailor in Rancho celebrates Mardi Gras with a create your own sangria. Try something new! The knowledgeable servers are prepared to help, in case you need some ideas.
3/22, Zumba – Join the party at Cosmofit with a Brazilian Carnival Master Class. $10 Presale; $15 at the door. 8351 Rochester Ave. Ste. #105 Rancho Cucamonga
3/6, Mardi Gras Glow Party – Celebrate Mardi Gras at Margarita Rocks from 8 p.m. to 1:45 a.m. Thursday. No cover and drink specials all night.
3/7, Mardi Gras Party – 2nd Ave. Saloon & Sports Bar is celebrating with no cover charge, bead contest, $5 Mai Tais & Zombies, $3 jello shots; all until midnight
3/4, Happy Fat Tuesday – O’Donovan’s Restaurant & Pub spins New Orleans Blues and R&B from 7 p.m. to midnight Tuesday. Food and drink specials all evening.
3/6, College Night – FREE w/ College ID or on guest list before 10:30pm; $5 w/ College ID after 10:30pm or $10 General Admission
3/4, Thin Tuesday – Head to Mountain High for their last day before any new snow. Lots of promotions like ticket discounts, lesson specials, retail offers and more. Plus, free beads for everyone!
3/4, Fat Tuesday Tastings- Vintner’s Vault Tasting Room is offering specialty sips and samples of some of South Coast Winery’s finest award-winning wines. Receive a $5 discount when you bring in three Mardi Gras beaded necklaces.