Hi friends & neighbors -
This weekend we have a mix of Dia de los Muertos, live music and other community activities. So much fun stuff! Remember to set your clocks back an hour this Sunday – “Fall back.” How will you seize the day this weekend? Share your plans with us in the comments below ~ we love hearing from you!
Till next time…
11/2, Day of the Dead – The annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum. This FREE event will offer Aztec dancing, traditional altars, kids’ activities, food, music and more!
11/2, Dia de Los Muertos Dance Party – Mission Tobacco Lounge will have an 80s dance party with the Bitchfits starting at 9 p.m.
11/3, Green Community Meeting – If you care about the locavore movement in Riverside then head to Habitat for Humanity and get involved. Event is free and open to the public. 2180 Iowa Ave. Riverside 92507. RSVP or find out more info from kmacewen@
11/3, Gin & Tonic – The Gin Blossoms and Tonic take the stage at 8 p.m. Friday at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside. Tickets start at $37.35.
11/3, “Mexico at the Hour of Comat” - This exhibit opens Saturday on the Riverside ARTSblock. A panel discussion and book signing is from 3 to 5 p.m., and a reception is from 6 to 9 p.m.
11/4, “Light Up a Life” – Join Riverside and area communities as they honor hospice patients at VNA California’s Light at 2:3o p.m. Sunday in the Copenbarger Room at California Baptist University. Good will donations accepted.
Thru 11/9 – OrangeAID - Things are coming up orange in Riverside! Come view this artist-inspired fiberglass orange grove at the Riverside Art Museum.
Thru 1/10/13, Riverside Art Museum – The museum’s newest exhibit, “Painting in Pixels: An Exhibition of Concept Art” continues in Riverside. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. General admission is $5; members and children 12 and younger are FREE.
SAN BERNARDINO VALLEY
11/2, Family Remembrance Day – Celebrate an afternoon of remembrance from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at the Agua Mansa Cemetery in Colton. Learn
11/3, Dia de los Muertos – The San Bernardino County Museum will host a “Day of the Dead” celebration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is FREE and guests can take part in a number of workshops.about the history of the cemetery and help commemorate the community’s Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
11/3, Free dance performance – Los Angeles-based Vox Dance Theatre joins multi-instrumentalists MUSICáNTICA for an evening of free entertainment on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, 7:30-9:30 p.m at the San Bernardino Valley College Auditorium
Thru 11/18, “The Golden Goose” – This magical play opens Friday at the Heartland Players Theatre in Yucaipa. Performances will be held at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. on Sundays. General seating tickets are $10, students and senior seats at $8 and a family tickets (for up to four people) is $30. All children 12 and younger are free on opening night, November 2, 2012.
11/3, Living History Flying Day – Planes of Fame Air Museum hosts its monthly Living History Flying Day this Saturday from 10-12p.m. There will be a presentaiton, display of the featured aircraft, the QF-100D Drone and a Q&A session.
11/3, Love Walk for The Ridge – The 7th annual walk, run and festival starts at 8:30 a.m.. Saturday at The Shops at Dos Lagos in Corona. Registration opens at 7:30 p.m.
11/3, Dos Lagos Stadium 15– The FREE Saturday Family Film Series continues this weekend with “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” The movie starts at noon at the Corona theater.
11/4, Sunday Night ComedI.E. – Every Sunday M15 in Corona is making the IE laugh with a very funny line up. Plus 1/2 off all appetizers, $3 domestic drafts. Events are 18+ only and doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15.
11/2, NEEDTOBREATHE – These rockers take the stage at 8 p.m. Friday at c. GA $25.50 and $28; Reserved LOGE seats $35.50. Doors open at 7 p.m.
11/2, Friday Noon Concert Series – Free concerts held at Balch Auditorium at Scripps College starts at 12:15 p.m. This Friday’s concert will be music for baroque guitar
11/2, First Friday Art Walk – Claremont’s FREE monthly art walk through the Village offers musicians, street performers, children’s activities and various visual artists.
11/3, Fall Planting Festival - The Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden’s annual fest begins at 10 a.m. Saturday. Members can attend this FREE event beginning at 8 a.m. Enjoy gourmet food trucks, music and a beer garden.
11/3, Village Walking Tour - Enjoy a guided tour of some of Claremont’s amazing architecture on the first Saturday of each month beginning at 10 a.m. Advances reservations requested. The fee is $5 per person.
11/4, Padua Hills Art Fiesta – This 9th annual event is set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Padua Hills Theater in Claremont. In addition to the exhibits, there will be art and craft demonstrations, live folk music, shopping, children’s activities, food and more. Admission is $8 adults and free for children 12 and under.
11/4, Spark of Love Toy Drive - Help makes some children’s holiday a bit brighter with a new toy! The drive and bike rally is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Park in Upland. Admission is a a $10 donation and a new unwrapped toy.
11/2, Fontana’s Got Talent! – The Talent Showcase is for local community teens from the ages of 12 to 17 who want to display their talents within the categories of: vocal, instrumental, theater/drama and dance. This teen based event is designed to not only debut the talents of local teens but to also encourage them to pursue their dreams. Head to the Steelworkers’ Auditorium 8437 Sierra Ave. Fontana from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
11/2-11/3, Toy Train Expo – Visit the Ontario Convention Center for the largest club-sponsored public toy train expo west of the Rockies, with more than 42,500 square feet of toy train displays and a train race area that includes a demolition derby. Tickets are $30 per person or family for both days, $15 for Sunday only.
11/3-11/4, Reptile Expo – Alexanders Herp World Expo will feature demonstrations, seminars, exhibits, sales and a public auction of reptiles, amphibians and other exotic animals. Sat 10:30 to 5 p.m. (followed by a special public auction at 6 p.m. Saturday); Sun 10:30 to 4 p.m. $12 for adults, $8 for children with special discounts now available online. For safety’s sake, no outside animals will be allowed in the show.
11/3, Hello Kitty Day – Celebrate this world famous kitty’s birthday at the Paul . Biane Library in Rancho Cucamonga from 2-4 p.m.. Ages 2-8 and open to the pbulic.
11/4, Ontario Reign – Head to the Citizens Business Bank Arena and enjoy an Ontario Reign game against the Bakersfield Condors.
Thru 11/18, “Harvey” – The Yucaipa Little Theatre will perform “Harvey” (made popular by Jimmy Stewart’s performance in the movie with same title). Adults $12, $10 children
Thru 11/18, “Lend Me a Tenor” – The Catch a Star (CAST) Players of Beaumont will present this comedy at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $12.
BIG BEAR & LAKE ARROWHEAD
11/2-11/3, Dance Recital – Dancers Anonymous presents “Addicted 4 Life” dance recital at 6 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10.
Thru 11/10, Flashlight Safaris – Big Bear Alpine Zoo (formerly Moonridge Animal Park) opens its doors after dark every Saturday in October and the first two Saturdays in November to reveal its nocturnal animals to the public. Gates open 6:15 PM and close at 6:30 PM to start the tour. Bring your flashlight and ware warm clothes. Regular Admission: Under 3 years old free, for ages 3-10 $6, and over 10 years old $9.
Thru, 11/19, Free Gas Card! – Book a two night stay stay in Big Bear and receive a free $50 gas card; three-night stay gets you a $75 gas card and four or more nights stay gets a $100 free gas card. Perfect especially during the last couple weekends of Oktoberfest!
TEMECULA & MURRIETA
11/1-11/2, Dia de los Muertos – Murrita Library celebrates the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday with a free event for kids 3-12. There will be hands-on art activities. The Murrieta Public Library is located at 8 Town Square (Adams Avenue and Kalmia Street).
11/3, “Silver and Gold” - The California Chamber Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater. Tickets are $10 for students, $25 for seniors and $30 for adults. Children 16 and under are FREE with each accompanying adult ticket purchased.
11/3, “Wings of Hope” - Murrieta, Hemet and surrounding IE communities will come together at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Harveston Amphitheater in Temecula to honor hospice patients. Sponsored by VNA California. Good will donations of $10 are requested.
11/3, Spencer’s Crossing Sports Park Grand Opening – A large sports park is having a grand opening celebration in Murrieta. There will be sports activities, free pancake breakfast, kids activities including arts, crafts, bouncers & games. Located 35605 Briggs Road Murrieta
11/3-11/4, Temecula Harvest Celebration – The 22nd annual celebration and barrel tasting weekend is Saturday and Sunday. Tickets start at $59.
COACHELLA VALLEY and DESERT COMMUNITIES
11/2, Dia de los Muertos – Coachella Valley’s Day of the Dead celebration will begin at 4 p.m. Friday at Forest Lawn Cemetery with a display of community altars. At 6 p.m., a religious ceremony will begin at Coachella Valley Cemetery. The event is FREE.
11/2-11/3, “It All Starts with a Dream” – The Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center will hold a workshop from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday that will teach participants how to discover their deepest dream. The cost is $10 and registration is required.
11/3, Italian Festival - The 2nd annual fest is set for 11 a.m to 5 p.m. Saturday at Whitewater Park in Rancho Mirage. Enjoy Italian food, music, entertainment, vendors, raffles and more! Admission is $5; children under 10 are FREE.
11/3, Jacqueline Cochran Air Show – The show runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Jacqueline Cochran Airport in Thermal. This aviation event thrills audiences with military fly-bys, precision aerial maneuvers, demonstrations and extreme aerobatics.Parking and admission is FREE.
11/3-11/4, Gourd Art Festival – This annual fest is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Yucca Valley Community Center. Admission is FREE and FREE kids art classes will be held.
11/2-11/4, 28th Annual Home Improvement & Lifestyle Show – Stop by this amazing show from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville. General admission is $6, seniors are FREE on Friday and children under 18 are FREE with a paying adult. Parking is also FREE.
Thru 11/30, Palm Desert Community Gallery – A new exhibit, “THREE,” opens this weekend and showcases the work of three artists. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.