Hi neighbors -
Can you believe next week is already Labor Day Weekend? The only benefit I see is that the days may get cooler but probably not until October, right? haha So from now until then let’s just enjoy the rest of Summer and get out there! Good times don’t have to end just because school’s back in session and it’s about a billion degrees outside.
Check out some of the fun local events we’ve gathered together for this week’s Weekend Fun Guide. Make it a date night, take the kids out, get the gang together or try something new. Whatever the reason – get out there and have some fun!
Thru 9/22, You Are Breathing In It! Alternative Art Practices – Check out groundbreaking exhibition at the Riverside Art Museum. It is an investigation of alternative artistic processes in contemporary art, highlighting artists from: Riverside; Los Angeles; San Jose; Chicago; Tijuana, Mexico; and San Juan, Puerto Rico. This is definitely on my list of things to check out this Summer!
8/24, Bogart Friday Film Fest – Back by popular demand! Come see Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in the classic “Casablanca” at 7:30 p.m Friday at the Fox Performing Arts Center. This is the final week of the festival! Tickets start at $9.
8/24, UCR Botanic Garden Twilight Tour – UC Riverside’s “Summer Twilight Tour” of its Botanic Gardens will be held at 7 p.m. Friday. The tour last 1 1/2 hours with dessert and refreshments following. Tickets are $10.
8/25, Save Your Home – Attend free workshops regarding foreclosure prevention and buying a home presented by the California Housing Recovery Initiative. Please share this with friends who will find this helpful.
SAN BERNARDINO AND REDLANDS
Thru 8/25, Redlands Theatre Festival - Final weekend! The 40th season of this amazing fest continues this weekend and features many amazing productions such as “Hot L Baltimore,” “Marvelous Wonderettes” and “Waiting for Godot.” Single performance tickets start at $20; season tickets start at $80.
8/25, Honoring an Olympian - Local three-time gold medalist Kim Rhode (skeet shooting) will be honored at 10 a.m. Saturday at her home shooting range, the Redlands Shooting Park. She will sign autographs and concessions will be available for purchase.
8/25, Corona Gourmet Food Truck Festival - More than 35 gourmet food trucks will turn out for the fest, starting at 11 a.m. Saturday at The Shops at Dos Lagos. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 the day of the event. Fun, food and live music for the whole family!
8/24-8/26, Inland Empire Auto Show – The Ontario Auto Center presents the IE Auto Show this weekend at the Ontario Convention Center. The show runs from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and military and 12 and younger are free. Purchase tickets online for special deals.
Thru 8/27, Inland Empire 66ers Baseball – Cheer on the 66ers as they take on the High Desert Mavericks in a four-game series at San Manuel Stadium. Stay late on Friday to watch the final fireworks show of the year!
Thru 8/27, Quakes Baseball - Watch the Quakes as they take on the San Jose Giants at the Epicenter for four games starting Friday. On Saturday, they will honor First Responders.
POMONA & CHINO VALLEY
Thru 9/30, Miss Saigon – This classic love story comes to the Candlelight Pavilion Theatre in Claremont starting Friday. Tickets start at $20 for the August 24, 2012, show only. Remaining performances start at $48.
8/25, Cheesesteak Eating Contest – Come to the 7th Annual Cheesesteak Eating Contest at 3pm at Philly’s Best San Dimas. Grand prize is $100 and entry fee is $20. Entry includes a free Philly’s Best t-shirt.
8/25, Young Marines BBQ Fundraiser - Southland Young Marines and Revolution Barbecue are partnering for a family BBQ from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pomona Armory. Monies raised will help support Young Marines’ youth programs and the armory. Tickets are $5 and can be pre-purchased online.
8/25, Corona Gourmet Food Truck Festival – The Shops at Dos Lagos is hosting Corona’s FTF from 11-6 p.m.. There will be live entertainment and alcoholic beverages provided by Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, TAPS Fish House & Brewery, Miguel’s California Mexican Cocina, Steam Haus Gastropub. Kids 5 & under are free; Presale GA is $8; Day of admission is $10; VIP (includes first access to the event, VIP tented area with reserved seating) is $20; VIP Day of is $25.
8/25, Pomona Art Walk – Check out what’s going on at all our galleries in Downtown Pomona. You can bet you’ll catch some live street music, bustling galleries and vendors. From 6-9 p.m.
BIG BEAR & LAKE ARROWHEAD
8/24-8/25, 2nd Annual Tour de Lake Arrowhead - Take in the glory and splendor that Lake Arrowhead has to offer! Ride past scenic lakes or sit back and relax to a concert featuring violinist Antonio Pontarelli. There’s also a farmer’s market on Friday night! Registration for the ride is $60.
8/25, Learn how to kayak – Go on a guided tour of Big Bear Lake and learn to kayak; hosted by the San Bernardino National Forest Association. Children must be at least 10 years old and must be accompanied by an adult. This includes water and a snack. Reserve your seat. This is only $15/person. From 1-3 p.m.. 40971 North Shore Drive Fawnskin, 92333
8/24-8/26, Big Bear Discovery Center – Guided nature walks, kayak & canoe tours, free crafts and storytime for kids all at the Big Bear Discovery Center – the place to start your Big Bear vacation. 40971 North Shore Drive, Highway 38 Fawnskin, California
8/24, Depeche Mode tribute – Back by popular demand! Strangelove entertains audiences at 7 p.m. Friday at Longshadown Winery. Tickets are $20 ($25 the day of the show). VIP tables for eight are available for $250 ($300 the day of the show).
8/24, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers – This funnyman and musician takes the stage at 8 p.m. Friday at Pechanga Resort & Casino. Tickets start at $60.
8/24, Hot Summer Nights – This Summer-long event happens every Friday in Old Towne Temecula. Here’s the line up for this weekend: Fusion Rock at The Merc and then Serendipity lot, Kanan Road at Sweet Lumpy’s, Bill Magee Band at Baily’s, Fusion Rock playing in the parking lot next to Serendipity (bottom of Main Street “Y”), Two of Us at Tesoro and Dynamite Dave (balloon art) at Front & Main. All activities are free from 6-10 p.m.
8/24, Temecula Children’s Museum – Join Professor Pennypickle and Beaker at their workshop on Friday as they explore “Off-the-Couch Science!” Tickets are $5 and an adult must accompany children. The Friday program runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
8/25, Lake Skinner Summer Event – RivCoParks is hosting a FREE event series that will take place out at Lake Skinner this summer. Come out on Saturday and enjoy a family friendly movie (title not available until day of viewing).
8/25, Shakespeare in the Vines – “Richard III” will be performed at the fantastic Callaway Vineyards and Winery. Tickets sell out fast so don’t miss out! General admission is $20.
8/25, Elvis Tribute Day – Celebrate “The King” this Saturday and tour the Palm Springs home where he wed and honeymooned with Priscilla. The residence was later dubbed “The Elvis Honeymoon Home.” Besides a tour, a tribute concert will also be held. Tickets for the tour are $25, the concert $38 or both for $53.