Inland Empire Events | Weekend Fun Guide 10/24-10/26/2014



Hi Friends and Neighbors -

Can you believe it’s almost Halloween and nearing the end of October? Before you know it the holidays will be right around the corner. Let’s not focus on how quickly time is going by. Let’s focus on the fall fun we can have before then!

Check out the list of Inland Empire weekend events in our Inland Empire Weekend Fun Guide! Don’t forget to charge your phone to save some great memories!





10/24-25, Carnivals – Fall Festival at Bobby Bonds Park Friday from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday at Bryant Park from 5-8 p.m. Entertainment, games, arts haunted house at Bobby Bonds Park, free hot dogs at Bryant Park only.

10/24, Party  - MOMS Club of Riverside West’s Halloween Party and Open House from 3:30-5 p.m. at Arlington Heights Sports Park. Dress in costumes and mingle with other moms and kids.

10/25, Safety Fair  - Riverside police and fire departments are hosting a safety fair at the Valley Springs Pkwy. Sam’s Club  From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Boots, information, displays, safety equipment and vehicles, and giveaways. Ford test drives as fundraiser for the Riverside Police Foundation.

10/25, Fundraiser – Steak dinner fundraiser at Benedict Castle to raise money for Teen Challenge program beginning at 4:30 p.m. $25 per person, advance purchase required.

10/25-26, Plant Sale - Friends of UC Riverside Botanic Gardens fall plant sale at UC Riverside’s Botanic Garden  from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Over 10,000 plants available for purchase, as well as gardening presentations. Catalog of available plants and seeds available on the website.



10/25-11.16, weekends, Theater - Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of The Baskervilles” at Lifehouse Theater. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $14-18 for adults, $7-9 for children ages 3-11.under 3 not admitted. $1 added to ticket cost day of show. Group rates available.

10/25, Concert - Harmony Starts Festival show featuring the Inland Empire Chorus and LoveNotes at Redlands High School’s Clock auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 adults, $5 kids under 10.

10/26, Art Walk - Art Walk through downtown Redlands from 12-6 p.m. 22 businesses hosting galleries of artists, live music in Ed Hales Park, vendors and more. Children’ activities at the Frugal Frigate.

10/26, Art and Tech Fair - ARTechon at the Redlands Conservatory from 12-6 p.m. Live music and art gallery, chess competition, free art lessons, robotics and homemade arcade. Sign up for tournament, robotics and more on the website.

10/26, Art Festival - IE Zine Fest at A Store Called Quest from 12-5 p.m. Zines, comics, artists, vendors and more.


Check out the best local events

Check out the best local events



10/24-26, Theater – “La Bamba” at the California Theater of the Performing Arts Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at  2 p.m. Tickets are $38.50-77.50 plus fees.

10/24-26, Concert - Knotfest music  festival at the San Manuel Amphitheater Friday beginning  at 9 p.m., Saturday  and Sunday at 11 a.m. Five stages of bands, attractions, freak show and more. Camping available, parking rates apply.

10/25, Dance  - 7th annual “Dancing For a Cure” performed by  students from the Bowen-Hays School of the Arts featuring the Inland Empire Contemporary Ballet at the Grand Terrace Performing Arts Auditorium at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.



10/24, Dinner – Annual Women’s Improvement Club of Corona’s pasta dinner from 5-8 p.m. $15 adults, $7.50 for children under 10. All proceeds benefit Joyce Sisco and WICC Scholarship Fund.

10/25, Concert - Cash’d Out at M15 Concert Bar and Grill. Doors at 7 p.m. for the 21-and-over event. Tickets are $20.

10/25, Preparedness Fair - Self-Reliance Fair at Canyon Community Church from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fingerprinting, gardening, emergency kit preparation, and wood projects from Home Depot. Learn how to become involved with “Neighbors helping Neighbors”.

10/26, Red Ribbon - Red Ribbon Family Fun Festival at Promenade Park from 12-4 p.m. The family friendly event includes a Halloween costume contest, free entertainment and activities, vendors, crafts, pony rides and more. Proceeds benefit U.N.I.T.Y Coalition.



October isn’t over yet. Head to a local Oktoberfest before it ends!



10/24-26, Lion’s Oktoberfest  - Oktoberfest at the historic downtown Upland. Friday 3-11 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Live music and entertainment, vendors, drawings, carnival rides and more. Free admission, tickets for rides available to purchase.  Bring a Toys for Tots donation and receive free non-alcoholic beverage.

10/25, Open House - Upland Fire Department Open House from 10 a.m.-2 p.m at Station 164. Pancake breakfast beginning at  9 p.m, followed by events including CPR education, Jaws of Life demonstration, helicopter landing and takeoff, raffles and BBQ lunch. Please pre-register for CPR education.

10/25, Oktoberfest Fundraiser – Join Dale Bros. Brewery & Claremont Craft Ales for an Oktoberfest fundraiser. For a $5 donation a big yellow school bus will shuttle you between both breweries from 5pm to close.

10/25, Clean Up  - Clean up at Kiwanis Park from, 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Bring  tools, refreshments provided. Visit city website to sign up for project.

10/25, Performances  – Pomona Youth Orchestra and Ballet Folklorico from Lincoln Elementary perform as part of “Together We Read”  celebration at Pilgrim Congregational Church beginning at  3 p.m. Refreshments served.

10/25, Gardening - Monthly dinner and sustainability education event at Pomona College Organic Farm with guest speaker Antonio Sanchez from Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden discussing native plant foods. Garden tours from 3-5 p.m., bring own plates and utensils for zero-waste  potluck. Speaker education at 6 p.m. and community discussion afterward.

10/25, Concert  - A Voice for Noah: Fundraiser for Therapy concert featuring Three Bad Jacks and more at The Glass House beginning at  7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for the all-ages event.

10/25, Color Run - The Color Run at The Fairplex. $45 individuals, $40 per person, teams of four or more. Race times start at 9 a.m., pre-register on the website.  Parking is $10 cash at Gate $17.

10/25, Festival  - Village Venture Art and Crafts Faire from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Claremont Village. Pumpkin carving and costume contests, costume parade at 9:30 a.m. led by marching band. Musical performances, artists, crafts and more.

10/25, Bird Walk - Guided bird walk through Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden beginning at  8 a.m. Free bird walk, pre-registration recommended, garden admission rates apply.



Now through 11/2, weekends, Theater – Mel Brook’s “Young Frankenstein” at Tibbie’s Center Stage Fontana Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 for show only, dinner and show prices $29.95- $49.95.

10/24-26, Street Car Racing – NMCA West World Street Finals at the Auto Club Dragway. Autocross and Hotchkis Cup. Spectactors $20 -$75, under 12 free. Participant fees vary, see website for details and registration.

10/25, Theater – Capitol Steps at the Lewis Family Playhouse at the Victoria gardens Cultural Center. Tickets are $28-35 general, $28-33 seniors. Show begins a  8 p.m.

10/25, Hockey - Ontario Reign vs. Idaho Steelheads at Citizen’s Bank Arena. Ticket’s are $10-55 for the 6 p.m. game, parking is $5 cash.

10/25, Workshop – Water-wise landscaping workshop beginning at 9 a.m. at the Ontario Senior Center.

10/26, Hockey - Ontario Reign vs. Bakersfield Condos at Citizen’s Bank Arena beginning at  3 p.m. Tickets are $10-55, parking is $5 cash only.

10/26, Run - 1K fun run for kids at 7 a.m. and 5K Monster Run/Walk at 8 a.m. at Citizen’s Bank Arena. $30 entry fee, kids 1-8 free with registered runner. Proceeds benefit Sowing Seeds for Life and Lala’s Rainbow. Costume contest and food drive.


Plan your trip to Oak Glen with our Guide

Plan your trip to Oak Glen with our Guide



10/24-11/2, weekends, Theater – “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at College of the Desert’s Theater Too. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7 p.m., Sunday performances begin at 3 p.m. Special midnight performance on Halloween night. Tickets are $20-25 student, $25-30 general, $35 for Halloween performance.

10/24, Oktoberfest - Oktoberfest at Spotlight 29 Casino from 12-9:30 p.m. BBQ competition, beer garten, entertainment and more. Admission is free, barbecue and beer tastings available for purchase. Beer tasting tickets $20 for 21 and over.

10/25-26, 11/1-2, Art Tour –  Hwy 62 self-guided art tours featuring galleries of artists throughout the Morongo Basin. October 25th and 26th features the East end,  Nov. 1st and 2nd features the West end. Download catalog online or purchase print copy on web site.

10/25, Car Show and Chili Cook Off - Car Show at Palm Springs Air Museum beginning at 10 a.m.  Chili cook off begins at 11 featuring recipes from volunteers. Tastes are $1 each or $5 for six. Free parking, museum admission rates are $9-16, family rates $32-40. Kids 5 and under and active military free.

10/25, Air Show  - Jacqueline Cochran Air Show from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport. Acrobatic flying, sky diving, jet car and other performances, kid’s zone and displays. Free admission and parking.

10/26, Parade - Golf Cart Parade down Palm Desert’s El Paseo shopping district beginning at  1 p.m. Kid’s zone, Golf Cart show and vendors beginning at 10 a.m., Rotary Club pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. at the Bank of America parking lot.



10/24-11/9,weekends, Theater - Noel Coward’s “Blythe Spirit performed by Catch a Star Theatrical Players at the Beaumont Women’s Club Community Center. Performances are Friday and Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 3 p.m. tickets are $12 for general admission, students with ID are $8. Opening night dinner and show is $30.



Now through 10/25,  Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest – Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest celebration over seven weekends at The Convention Center at Big Bear Lake. Free admission opening weekend for past and current military, law enforcement and fire fighters. Admission starting at $7. Beer sampling tickets, food and drink packages available, see website for details. Three beer gartens, live music and entertainment, children’s activities, food and contests. Two bands from Germany performing. Check website for more information.

Now through  10/26,  Lake Arrowhead Oktoberfest – Oktoberfest at Lake Arrowhead Village 12-7 p.m. Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. Sundays. Free admission, food and drink vendors. Commemorative stein, beans and beer ticket for $20, or $8 for pints of beer in cup. Chicken dance, German bands, contests and more. Dogs allowed.

10/26, Dinner  - Wyatt Earp’s great grant nephew performs “A Life on the Frontier” about Watt Earp at The Pine Lakefront. Social hour 2-3 p.m., concert at 3 pm., dinner at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 each for the concert and dinner, separately. Presented by Bear Valley Guild for the Arts.

10/26, Fundraiser - Bravo Big Bear! Artful Bra Auction and Wine Tasting from 4-7 p.m. at La Dolce Vita. The event is organized by Big Bear Valley Soroptomist Club to raise money for their mammogram program. Tickets are $25 for the event.



10/25-26, Greek Festival - Greek Festival at the Old town Temecula Civic Center Saturday from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m-8 p.m. Live music, dance performances, Greek foods, Mediterranean marketplace and more. Admission is $2, kids under 12 free.

10/25, Workshop – Upcycled aprons workshop with Maria Earle of Earle Girl Aprons at the Temecula Valley Museum from 10 a.m.-1.p.m. Learn how to fashion aprons from table runners and other home items. Free apron or pattern to first 20 participants, RSVP.

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Ghost Walk Riverside Ticket Giveaway [DONE]


CRB-GW14-300x250_v2 is a special media sponsor for California Riverside Ballet and we’re proud to support their annual Ghost Walk Riverside Family Event.  In its 23rd year, Ghost Walk Riverside continues to entertain and scare the Inland Empire with their spooky tours and new sensory attraction Dark Dreams Doorway.

Ghost Walk is October 24-25, 2014 on the Main St. mall in Downtown Riverside.   Head to Downtown to enjoy vendors, live entertainment, carnival games and more.  Don’t forget to get tickets to their wonderfully entertaining Ghost Walk Tours, where storytellers take you around Downtown Riverside and spook you with scary stories!  There are family friendly tours and PG-13 tours, for those that enjoy a little bit more thrill!

Tickets are $15 and you can choose from tours on Friday or Saturday.  Check the website for more information:

Or you can enter for a chance to win tickets. is giving away TWO Family 4-packs of tickets for the tour and evening of your choice.  Enter using the giveaway app below.  Giveaway is happening now through Wednesday, October 22, 2014.  The winner will be announced via our Facebook, Twitter and in the comments below.

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Inland Empire Events | Weekly Date Night Guide 10/20-10/24/14


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Hi Friends & Neighbors –

It’s the week before Halloween, and with all the spooky adventures looming just around the corner; it’s time for some early treating! Listen to good music at several concerts from various talented artists, and enjoy culture with paintings from Remington to Bierstadt. The Lakers and Trail Blazers are in the house in Ontario, or you can choose to participate in a bike ride with the mayor of Corona, seizing this opportunity to show off your beastly athleticism. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, dare to explore scrumptious new meals and restaurants during the highly anticipated Inland Empire Restaurant Week, which is in full swing.

Have a great week!




10/20, Restaurant Week – Inland Empire Restaurant Week is now happening at various locations throughout the Counties of San Bernardino and Riverside thru Sun, Oct. 26th. Participating locations will have pre-fixed meals priced from $10 to $50. This is the best time of the year to support your local restaurants and your stomach for discounted prices. Take advantage of this week to discover new places offering up delicious flavor options. Yum!

10/20, Bike Ride – Bike with Mayor Karen Spiegel at Santana Park in Corona at 5p.m. Riding along is free. Spend some time with a respected politician who is in local office, and get in touch with the community of Corona.  Get some fresh air and exercise to keep you pumped for the coming week.



10/21, Talented Pianist– The Outpost Concert Series: Kathleen Supové, piano at the Culver Center of the Arts in Riverside from 8p.m. to 9:30p.m. Kathleen can pump excitement into your veins with her passionate performances. She is known for “The Exploding Piano” a concert in which Kathleen implements a multitude of different elements to bring you a new experience. This eccentric lady will have your ears perking and heart feeling.



10/22, Live Music – Barn Concert Series: Wildcat! Wildcat! & Son of Cecil at The Barn in University of Riverside. Starts at 8:30p.m. Admission is $12 for non-students, $5 presale for students, staff or faculty. These two bands are just what the doctor ordered for a pleasant evening. You’ll find sounds from synth beats and falsetto vocals to deep bass lines and funky guitar riffs. Bask in their performances, and sync with their moods as you melt into the night.

10/22, Art Exhibition – “Maestros y Mas [Where We Began]” curated by Frank Garcia at the dA Center of the Arts in Pomona from 12p.m. to 4p.m. Admission is free. This exhibition is a salute to the artists of future past. You’ll find works of art by Chicanos and Chicanas from the ‘60s through the ‘70s. It’s the perfect exhibition to remember the times before smart phones and electric cars. Overall, this exhibit is an exciting way to learn about the roots of the Inland Empire we live in.

10/22, Basketball Game – LA Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. Doors open at 6p.m., and the game starts 7p.m. Tickets are $25 to $375 plus fees. Watch these two teams clash as they warm up to the season, and get a feel for their competition. Whether you’re a Laker hater or lover, it’s a good opportunity to see what to expect from the new and returning players on both the Lakers and Trail Blazers roster.



10/23, Trivia Night – Trivia at Charlie’s Stars & Stripes All American Deli & Bar in Upland at 8p.m. Get $8.95 burgers with sides, $2 off appetizers and $1 off draft beers. There’s also a Market Nigh that starts at 5p.m. It’s a good night to test your smarts in a social and appetizing event.



10/24, Theatrical PerformanceYoung Frankenstein musical by Mel Brooks at Center Stage Dinner Theater in Fontana at 7:30p.m. General admission is $18, and general admission with entree is from $39.95 to $59.95. Witness a remake of the original Young Frankenstein by the great Mel Brooks who wrote and directed The Producers. This musical comedy has new songs and dances, so come and watch in glee as the grandson of Frankenstein invents his own trouble.


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10/24, Western Paintings – “A Grand Adventure: American Art of the West” docent tour at Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert from 12p.m. to 8p.m. Admission is free from 4p.m. to 8p.m. The gold rush of 1849 wasn’t the only thing people were venturing out west for, there were artists in search of adventure and of their own gold in art. Gaze at the landscapes and everyday life of the west with paintings from Bierstadt, Moran, Russell, Remington and more.

10/24, Nostalgic ConcertLa Bamba at California Theatre of the Performing Arts at 8p.m. Tickets are from $47.75 to $89.75. Look back at good times and even better music, and share with others the joy Ritchie Valens brought in his short life. Pay respects while singing and dancing the night away. This is the perfect concert to end the last night of the week before exploring the weekend.

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