IEShineOn.com 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: http://crballet.com/site/2011/05/ghost-walk/
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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 Performance – Young 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.
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 Concert – La 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.
Hi Friends and Neighbors -
Celebrate the first cool nights of Fall with some festive fun around the Inland Empire! Find an art event happening this weekend in the Inland Empire, raise a stein for Oktoberfest, or get into the spooky spirit with early Halloween celebrations.
Whatever you decide, take a scarf and have a great weekend, Inland Empire!
INLAND EMPIRE WEEKEND EVENTS
RIVERSIDE WEEKEND EVENTS
10/17-19, Film Festival - Cinema Culturas Film Festival at three locations . Opening gala Friday night at the Fox Performing Arts Center with screening of “La Jaula de Oro” $20 general admission, $25 preferred. Saturday screenings at AMC Theater at Tyler Galleria, $10 each screening for adults and $8 for seniors and students with ID, see festival website for schedule. Sunday film competition winner screenings at Riverside City College Digital Library Auditorium are free, see website for schedule.
10/18, Beer Fest – Masquerade Beer Fest, a costume craft beer festival, with Bier Buzz at Inland Empire Brewing Company’s Business Park from 5-9 p.m.. 20 breweries offering rare beers for event, over 40 selections. Costumes encouraged, 21 and over only. General admission $35, VIP $45, designated driver $15. Proceeds benefit Pints for Pitties.
10/18, Festival – Neighborfest at Bobby Bonds Park from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free food, music, art and activities. Part of Our Riverside, Our Neighborhoods initiative.
10/18, Zombie Walk – Zombie Crawl through Mai St. Civic Plaza from 2-6 p.m. Children’s crafts, music, zombie survivalist training. 4:30 p.m. zombie crawl parade, contest afterwards.
REDLANDS WEEKEND EVENTS
10/17-19, Art Show -”Art For Heaven’s Sake’”art show at the Redlands United Church of Christ featuring a wide variety of media from over 60 artists. Admission is free, a portion of the art sales goes to the church. The festival hours are Friday 7-10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
10/17, Fundraiser - An Evening at the Burrage Mansion from 5-11 p.m. hosted by The East Valley Association of Realtors to raise money for providing Thanksgiving meals to local families in need. Tickets are $40 each or $70 a couple pre-paid, $50 each at the door. Food vendors, gaming tables, silent auction.
10/18-19, Concert - “A Lighter Side of Masses” performed by the Inland Master Chorale Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. First in series of performances. Season tickets are $65 general, student $30; single performance tickets are $18 presale, $20 at the door, $10 student. Children under 5 not admitted.
10/18, City Council - “Coffee with the Council” at Augie’s Coffee House from 9-10:30 a.m. Two council members in attendance to meet with the public.
10/18, Dinosaurs at the Museum – Dinosaur Discovery Day at the San Bernardino County Museum from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cockroach races, story time, mask-making and family fun celebrating the Fossils Underfoot exhibit. Admission to the museum is $10 for adults, seniors and military $8, students $7, children 5-12 $5, under 5 free.
SAN BERNARDINO WEEKEND EVENTS
10/18, Fundraiser- “Ante Up for Animals” casino night and auction to benefit the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley from 5:30-10 p.m. at the Humane Society . Food and entertainment, quests encouraged to wear a mask for the “Mask-querade”. Tickets are $25 per person, $40 at the door.
10/18, Concert - Zak Brown Band and San Manuel Amphitheater beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25-73 plus fees. Parking is $10, $20 VIP.
CHINO & MONTCLAIR WEEKEND EVENTS
10/18, Police - Community invited to say farewell to police Chief Miles Pruitt and hello to Chief Karen Comstock from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chino Police Department .
10/18, Conservation – Landscape and water conservation fair from 9 a.m.to 2 p.m. at the Chino Basin Water Conservation District facility. Plant sale, water-wise education. Children’s activities include environmental performance, giant slide and petting zoo. Free admission.
POMONA & CLAREMONT WEEKEND EVENTS
10/17-18, Nature Walk - “Things That Go Bump in the Night” family evening event from 5:30-9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Garden walks feature interactive stations to explore night time wildlife. Member tickets are adults $5, seniors, students and children 3-12 $3. Public is $10 for adults, seniors, students and children 3-12 $6. Under 3 free. Flashlights recommended.
10/17, Health Fair - Free medical clinic at Madison Elementary School from 4-7 p.m. Free examinations, flu and DTAP vaccinations, blood pressure and BMI calculations.
10/18 Herb Walk - Guided medicinal herb walk and education at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden from 10 am.-1 p.m. Learn medicinal uses and folklore for local plants. Members $20, public $25. Registration required, bring sack lunch and water bottle.
10/18-19, Food Festival - Ramen Yokocho Fest at the Fairplex Expo Hall 4 on Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Ramen shops from Japan and the US in attendance making 12 unique ramen bowls. Admission is $5, ramen bowls are $8. Children 12 and under free. Parking is $10 at Gate 17.
10/18, Film Screening – Screening of compilation of stories of people who live and work in Pomona, happening from 2-4 p.m. at the Pomona Public Library as part of Together We Read events.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA WEEKEND EVENTS
10/17, Theater - Performances throughout the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center of Edgar Allen’s works beginning at 7:30 p.m. Attendees will get a map and schedule of the performances and must be seated by 7:20 p.m., no late entry. Tickets are $27, only 12 and older allowed due to nature of material.
10/18-19, Theater - “The Three Little Pigs” family musical at the Lewis Family Playhouse. Saturday at 1 and 4 p.m.; Sunday at 1 p.m. Tickets are $18 general admission, seniors and youth $16. Foundation Family flex packs tickets are available through the box office, call for details.
10/18, Birthday Party – Bloodhounds with Badges Birthday Bash for Rancho Cucamonga Police Department dogs Dare and Deja at the soccer fields north of the Animal Care and Adoption Center from 4-8 p.m. USS Foundation will be collection non-perishable food for local families this Thanksgiving. Bounce houses, face painting, emergency response vehicles on display, CPR education and exhibitions from the bloodhounds.
10/18, Children’s Movie - “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!” Movie, Popcorn and Fun event at the Paul A. Blaine Library Story Theater at 2 and 3 p.m. Free event; limited seating, must get button from Children’s Information Desk before show.
10/19, Food Trucks - Spooktacular Food Truck Festival at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Trucks, vendors, kid’s zone, entertainment and costume contest featuring cutest, family themed, scariest and most original. $5 per person, ages 3 and under free.
FONTANA & ONTARIO WEEKEND EVENTS
Now through 11/2, weekends, Musical – “Young Frankenstein” musical by Mel Brooks at Tibbies Center Stage Fontana. Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. General admission tickets $18, dinner and show packages available, check website for details.
10/16-19, Comedy – Pablo Francisco at the Ontario Improv. Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday at 8 and 10:15 p.m., Saturday at 7 and 9:15 p.m., Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for the 21 and over show, two item minimum, dress code enforced.
10/17-19, Driving - Ride or drive Indy-style with the Mario Andretti Racing Experience at the Auto Club Speedway. Ride-alongs begin at $129.99; three-hour experiences with driving start at $499.99. See more information on website.
10/17-19, Driving -Ride or drive a NASCAR-style car with NASCAR Racing Experience at the Auto Club Speedway. Ride-alongs begin at $129.99, 3 hour experience driving starts at $499.99. See more information on website.
10/15-17, Dragster - Saturday times available for Frank Hawley’s Dragster Adventure at the Auto Club Dragway. In-class and in car instruction, real runs on the dragway. Half and full-day packages are $399 and $599.
10/18-19, Drag Racing - Import Drag Racing Circuit International Finals at the Auto Club Dragway. Tickets are $15-20 for spectators, fun-run entry #30, racer entry $50. Saturday drag-racing school $30. Gates open at 8 a.m. both days.
10/18-19, Autocross - Solo 2 Autocross at the Auto Club Speedway. Solo racing on track with obstacle course. Saturday practice, Sunday competition. Single entry $70, SCCA membership required.
10/19, Soccer - Pre-season double header games at Citizen’s Bank Arena. USA Indoor National Team vs. Las Vegas Legends at 1 p.m., Ontario Fury vs. Mexico National Indoor Team at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10-40, parking is $5 cash.
CORONA & LAKE ELSINORE WEEKEND EVENTS
10/18, Star Wars- Star Wars Day at the Corona Public Library from 10 am.-2 p.m. Costume contest with division for birth- preschool, K-3rd, and 4th-6th grades. crafts, raffle and costumed characters from the films. Photo op with characters for $5 cash donation, benefits the adult Reading Assistance Program and CPOA.
10/18, Earthquake Preparedness - Fifth annual Shake Out Expo at Diamond Stadium from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission and family-friendly event includes interactive exhibits for earthquake preparedness and the world’s biggest mobile earthquake simulator. Preparedness supplies and resources at special event prices.
10/19, Car and Boat Show – Car, Motorcycle and Boat Show from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. behind Lowe’s on Magnolia Ave. On site registration begins at 9 a.m., Motorcycle ride beginning at 8 :30 a.m., $15 fee. Vendors, food, beer raddles and entertainment. The show is organized by Blue Star Mothers H.O.M.E. and proceeds benefit Army veteran Jordan Sisco and remodeling for handicapped access home costs.
MORENO VALLEY & PERRIS WEEKEND EVENTS
10/18-26, Train Ride - Train Halloween event at Orange Empire Railway Museum. Ride trolley out to pumpkin patch and pick one to take home. Games, entertainment, storytelling and ‘Spooky Caboose”. 12:30 p.m. costume contest each day. Children 2-4 is $7, 5-11 $14, $ 18 for 12 and up, includes pumpkin. Member tickets discounted. Extra pumpkins are $7. Trains run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
10/18, Art Festival - 7th annual ArtoberFest from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center. Art exhibits and performances, food trucks, car show, pet adoptions, entertainment and canned food drive. Free admission.
10/18, Workout – Live Well Perris workout series continues at Monument Ranch Park from 9-10 a.m. Free to the public.
10/18, Soccer Camp – Soccer complex groundbreaking ceremony followed by youth soccer clinic from 11 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Club Deportivo Chivas USA street team, mascot and team member in attendance, raffles and more. Ages 6-14, pre-registration is required, free for Perris residents.
PALM SPRINGS WEEKEND EVENTS
10/18-19, Film Screenings - “A Judy Garland Concert with Joey Luft” presented by the Palm Springs Cultural Center at Camelot Theaters. Multimedia event featuring performances from Garland’s films and television appearances with commentary from Garland’s son and more. Reception begins at 6 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $55-75.
10/18-19, Art Exhibit and Sale - La Quilnta Arts Foundation presents “Splendor in the Grass” showcasing glass artisans Walker and Bowes at Jackalope Ranch from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Autumn harvest collectibles presented on the lawn for browsing while restaurant features BBQ menu. Free opportunity drawing. Free admission and parking.
MOUNTAIN AREAS WEEKEND EVENTS
Now through 10/25, weekends, 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, weekends, 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.
10/18, Zoo – Flashlight Safari at the The Big Bear Alpine Zoo from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Explore the zoo at night and see animal after dark. Bring flashlights and dress warmly. Zoo admission required for event, prices are $9-12.
TEMECULA WEEKEND EVENTS
10/18-26, Theater – “Zombie Prom” at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater. Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday tickets are $18; Saturday tickets are $22-25; Sundays are $26-29. $3 student, senior and military discount Saturday and Sunday.
10/19, Race for the Cure – 16th annual Susan G. Komen Race Inland Empire Race for the Cure at the Promenade Temecula. Expo opens at 6:30 a.m., Ceremonies begin at 7 a.m., races at 9-10:30 a.m. Komen merchandise available at event. Registration fees Oct. 17th-19th are $15-45.