Inland Empire Events | Weekly Date Night Guide 8/25-8/29/14



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Hi Friends & Neighbors –

There is a huge misconception that the best events only take place on the weekends. Don’t worry, we have found Inland Empire fun for those days that begin with the letter S. Take a peek at what this week has to offer, and we can promise you more fun than any typical Saturday or Sunday adventure. If Monday is your Friday, then karaoke and drinks may be your scene. And why wouldn’t you break up the monotony of your child’s school week while exercising their imagination at Seussical the Musical?

Here’s to a great week!





8/25, Karaoke – Dream Karaoke at Lake Alice Trading Co. in Riverside at 9p.m. Forget American Idol, your singing voice is sure to impress the loyal patrons that frequent this scene. And even if it doesn’t, hostesses Stacia and Nicole will keep the audience distracted. So sing your lungs out, and have a great time.



8/26, Indoor Go-Cart Racing – Go Carts at Fast Lap in Ontario from 10a.m. to 11p.m. Price is $18 per race or three races for $40, Monday through Thursday. With your pedal to the metal and the wind in your hair, you will forget you are not racing down the pavement in a full-size vehicle. Rather, you will be setting records and racing your date at this indoor haven for excitement.



8/27, Art Exhibit “Large as Life” at the AMOCA in Pomona from 12p.m. to 5p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students or seniors and free for children 12 and under. Duck out a little early to view the work of three talented female sculptors. Clay is transformed into various forms of life by Betty Davenport, Elaine Katzer and Lisa Reinertson, all of whom are inspirational artists.

8/27, Dog-Friendly Baseball Game – Bark in the Ballpark for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Game at LoanMart Field in Rancho Cucamonga at 6:45p.m. General admission is $9-$13, with a $3 admission per pet. Peanuts, crackerjacks, baseball and your pup—there is nothing better than spending quality time with your family, pets included.



8/28, Musical Performance – Suessical the Musical at Life House Theater in Redlands at 7:30p.m. Tickets for adults are $15-$18, children are $8-$10. Dr. Suess has added more color and imagination to kids’ lives than television could ever come close to doing. Watch their little eyes light up as the Cat in the Hat brings the magical story of Horton the elephant to life.


Photo Credit: Bruce K. Manson

Photo Credit: Bruce K. Manson


8/28, Arts & Crafts – Crafty Happy Hour with Mothership Scrapbook Gal at The Salted Pig in Riverside from 5:30p.m. to 7:30p.m. Cost is $5 per project, which includes all the supplies you will need to do-it-yourself. Even beginners will have fun creating a unique greeting card for someone they love. Come for the crafts, and stay for the mouth-watering menu options.



8/29, Race Cars – INDYCAR Qualifying Races at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. General admission is $20, and admission is free for kids 12 and under. The qualifying races start at 2:15p.m., but check the online schedule for a full day of fun. Shifting gears and climbing speeds you never even knew were possible to reach without a spaceship, this important race will determine who qualifies for the weekend’s World Championships.

8/29, Film ScreeningFinding Vivian Maier at UCR ARTSBlock in Riverside at 7p.m. Tickets are $5-$9.99. This documentary will give you an intimate glimpse into the life of the amazing photographer, Vivian Maier. It wasn’t until after her death that her 150,000 photographs were appreciated by the masses.


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Inland Empire Events | Weekend Fun Guide 8/22-8/24/14





Hi Friends and Neighbors!

We’ll be enjoying the weekend at a slightly cooler cool-er 90 degrees –  the perfect weather for getting out and enjoying what the Inland Empire has to offer.

Love the water? Check out some antique boats in Big Bear or try making your own in Temecula.  If you’re uninspired for what to throw on the grill, get in the car and check out some craft beers and enjoy sausage and other foods in Cherry Valley.  Support military families and take a run, either by yourself or with the whole family, around the lake in Big Bear.

Whatever you decide to do, don’t forget your camera to capture the memories!


p.s. This week’s photo was taken at Veteran Park in Fontana




8/22-24, Theater – 2nd annual One Act Festival by Gold Leaf Theatre at the Riverside Women’s Club. The Sequel and Mad Breakfast Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m.; The Last Can and What Happened After Happily Ever After Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.  Tickets are $8 presale and $10 at the door, or $14 for two days.

8/22, Theater – The Pink Panther at the Fox Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10, children under 12 and seniors $8.

8/22, Business – Chuck McKay gives an informational session about business marketing from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Riverside City Hall’s Mayor’s Ceremonial Room. Pre-registration recommended for free event.

8/23, Fundraiser – Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation’s dinner auction, “Brazilian Nights’ from 6-10 p.m. at the Riverside Convention Center. Brazilian food and dancers, DJ and silent auction. Ticket prices are $95 per person ($170 per couple) and $750 for a table of ten.

8/23, Fundraiser – Million Kids Shop For a Cause fundraiser at Macy’s. Purchase $5 shopping pass, receive 25% or 10%  off purchase from Macy’s on Saturday. See for details.




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8/22-23, Art Exhibit - San Bernardino Art Association’s Open Art Exhibition weekends through August. Exhibit is from 6-9 p.m. at the National Orange Show Art Gallery.

8/23, Musical – “9 to 5” at the Redlands Theatre Festival in Prospect Park. General tickets are $20, group rates and student discounts available.

8/23, Fitness – Women Warriors Fitness Challenge from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Basic Academy. Women 21 and over can participate in free event, includes pursuit and rescue course and 1 1/2 mile run. Only participants allowed to attend.



8/22, Concert - Mad Caddies at M15 Concert Bar and Grill. Tickets are $20 for 21 and over event, doors open at  7 p.m.

8/23, Concert - Men Without Hats at M15 Concert Bar and Grill with Gene loves Jezebel. Doors open at  7 p.m., tickets are $25 for 21 and over event.

8/23, Car Show – Showdown Car Show and Swap Meet at Lake Elsinore Diamond Stadium from 4-10 p.m. General admission is $10, 12 and under free. $5 general parking, $10 for VIP. Concenssions, vendors, cars for show and for sale.

8/24, Awards - West Coast Country Music Association’s Hot August awards ceremony at M15 Concert Bar and Grill. Doors open at 4 p.m., tickets are $ for all-ages show.



8/23, Garden Workshop - Propagating summer natives workshop at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden from 9 a.m.-noon. Members are $36, public is $45. Take home information and propagated plant starters.

8/23, Health Fair - Free health fair at From the Heart Church Ministries of Pomona from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Blood pressure check, blood sugar, diabetes testing, breast ultrasounds, mental health screenings and more.

8/23, Festival – DiY Music and Fashion Festival at The Glass House from 5 p.m. to midnight. The all-ages show tickets are $12-17.



8/22-24, Comedy– Jay Mohr at the Ontario Improv. Friday shoes at 8 and 10:30 p.m., Saturday shows at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Sunday show at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30, two drink minimum, dress code enforced.

8/22-24, Theater – Art by Yasmina Rena. Friday, Saturday, at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 1 and 4 p.m. Tickets are $14. Adult themes and content.

8/23-24, Motorcycle School - Fastrack Riders motorcycle school at the Auto Club Speedway. Prices begin at $199, equipment available for rental, registration required.

8/23, Exotics Racing - Drive an exotic car or ride –along in one at the Auto Club Speedway. Choices include Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Nissan GTR, Porsche and Audi. Starts at $199, pre-registration online.

8/23, Arena Football - Legends Football League Western Conference Playoffs between LA Temptation and Chicago Bliss at the Citizens Bank Arena at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15-25 plus fees, parking is $10.

8/24, Quinceanera Expo - The MyQuinceLife EXPO from 12-5 p.m. at the Ontario Convention Center. Attendees 16 and under are free, 17 and over $5 pre-registered. Prizes, fashion show from Pink Horses by Diego Medel,  performance by Leonardo Aguilar.

8/24, Test N Tune – Open test and tune event at Auto Club Speedway.  Ticket booth and tech open at 7 a.m.; races begin at 9 a.m.. Spectators and crew are $10, drivers are $50.




Take a dip in a local lake



8/23, Car Show - Moreno Valley Elks car and motorcycle show at Elks Lodge #2697 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.. Live music, vendors, specialty drinks and kid’s corner, as well as a visit from Bernie of the IE 66ers baseball team from 12-1 p.m. Happy hour afterwards. Car entry fee $15.



8/23-24, Beer and Sausage Festival – 5th Annual Sausage and Beer Festival at Highland Springs Resort from 12-7 p.m. both days. Brewing demonstrations, food, drinks, samples, games and prizes, kids activities. Ice cream, beer tasting, stein holding contests, chicken dance.



8/23, Stargazing - The Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center will be open to the public from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. for viewing Mars, Saturn and several nebuli. Event subject to weather, bring a flashlight. Amateurs are welcome to bring own equipment.

8/23, Pet Adoption – Palm Springs Animal Shelter Birthday Paw-ty adoption event at the shelter from 12-3 p.m. Dogs and cats available for adoption, new adoptees and returning alumni receive free family photos with pet, adopters receive shelter swag bag.

8/24, Cigars – Smoking Good Time event from 2-5 p.m. at Morongo Resort, Casino and Spa’s Vibe night club. Two cigars, food, drink samples and live jazz. $35 day of tickets.



8/21-24, Retreat – The Big Bear Adventure Weekend event at the Northwoods Resort. Outdoor activities and other activities for men.  See website for details.

8/22-24, Yoga Festival – Big Bear Yoga Festival at Camp Oakes. Teachers, dance, music and activities. Includes beginner’s track. Dorm and camping facilities available. Tickets begin at $85, see site for details.

8/23, Car Show  – Run to the Lake Car show at San Moritz event field adjacent to Lake Gregory. Entry to event is free, parking rates apply. Live music, beer and food. Pre-registration closes Aug. 22, details on website.

8/23, Run  – Seventh annual 1st. Lt. Jared Landaker Memorial Run for Freedom beginning at Meadow’s Edge picnic area on North Shore. 10K starts at 10 a.m., 5k at 10:05 a.m., one-mile family walk at 10:10 a.m. Entry fees are $35-40, family walk free with minimum $10 donation, kids under 10 free.

8/23, Boat Show – Antique Wooden Boat Show at Pine Knot Landing from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Pine Knot Marina. Free admission.



8/22, Regatta - Build your own boat regatta at the Community Recreation Center from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Captains must be under 18, first mates over 18. Boats will be sailed in pool, $10 entry fee for each boat.

8/22, Fight – ESPN Friday Night Fights Trout vs. Dawson at the Pechanga Resort and Casino. Doors open at 4:30, first fight at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50-70.

8/23, 5K Run – 5K Circus Odelay Obstacle Challenge at Vail Lake Resort. Course includes zip line, stunt slide, inflatable mega ramp slide and more. Registration is $65, three run times available. Kids ages 6-12 $30, can be accompanied by adult. Proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Society.




Fun time at a local zoo


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