Hi friends & neighbors -
It’s been a couple weeks since our last Weekend Fun Guide and boy have we missed sharing with you! My weekend almost didn’t feel complete because I wasn’t sharing all the fun events happening across the Inland Empire. Well, we’re back! I’ve been working hard on launching the main site – IEShineOn.com – and we’re so close I can almost taste it, but I didn’t want to go another week without a Weekend Fun Guide. :)
There are a lot of goodies for everyone in our Guide this week. I’m super excited to see the different types of events we have going on in our region. Plus, with the Fall season officially starting on Saturday and slightly cooler temperatures doesn’t weekend is just screaming out to us, “Hey, let’s have some fun!”
So check out the Guide, make plans and remember IEShineOn sent ya!
Till next time…
p.s. Just a tid bit I want to share, over a year ago I decided to really make IEShineOn The Blog really something special and I thought sharing an event guide would really make IEShineOn stand out. Makes me smile to look at my last year’s Autumn Guide…hehe…so different now. Check it out and smile with me. Here you go! :)
9/21, Leann Rimes - The award-winning country singer takes the stage at 8 p.m. Friday at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside. Tickets start at $47.
Thru 9/22, You Are Breathing In It! Alternative Art Practices – FINAL WEEKEND! 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!
Thru 9/30, “Into the Woods” - Performance Riverside presents this timeless classic beginning tonight at 8 p.m. at the Landis Performing Arts Center. Tickets start at $28.
9/21-22, Riverside Mariachi Festival – The city of Riverside and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians present this two-day fest from 6-9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Fairmount Park. Admission is $15 for adults and children 12 and younger are FREE.
9/22, Imperial Acrobats of China – Come see these amazing acrobats in “Chi of Shaolin – The Tale of the Dragon” at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside. Tickets start at $20.
SAN BERNARDINO AND REDLANDS
9/22, San Bernardino Symphony - The 2012-2013 season opens Saturday with a Russian Roulade. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $20 ($10 for students) for a single performance, or purchase a five-concert package starting at $70.
9/22, Constitution Day 2012 – Come celebrate the 225th signing of the U.S. Constitution in front of the Lincoln Memorial Shrine from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Redlands. The event is FREE. Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on.
9/22, ArtFest – The San Bernardino County Museum will hold ArtFest art making workshops with a Dia de Los Muertos theme from 11-4 p.m..
9/22, Webkinz Road Trip – Kids a fan of Webkinz? Bring them to the Party Plus in Redlands from 12-2 p.m. for games, contests and fun!
9/22, Hangar 24 Oktoberfest – Join your neighbors and head to this family friendly day of authentic German food, music, games, costume contest and Hangar 24 Craft Beer (including our Fall Seasonal, Oktoberfest!). Starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 6:30 p.m. (beer service stops at 5 p.m.). Admission is $5 for 21+y.o. Check out their site for event schedule.
9/23, Sunday Night ComedI.E. – Every Sunday Marquee 15 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.
9/22, The Art of Neapolitan Pizza Making – Ra Pour Restaurant & Lounge Chef Greg Stillman will teach a class on the techniques of making a Neapolitan Pizza at 11 a.m. Saturday in Rancho Cucamonga. Cost is $25. Reservations are required.
9/22, First Taste of Oktoberfest: A Fall Seasonal Beer Harvest – Enjoy the First Taste of Oktoberfest and Explore the Fall Flavors of Pumpkin Brews at Total Wine from 3-5 p.m.. The “Oktoberfest & Pumpkins Fall Seasonal Beer Harvest” event will treat guests to an exploration of all the newest flavors of Fall, including various brewer’s Fall hops harvest, all for only $15!
POMONA & CHINO VALLEY
Thru 9/30, Miss Saigon – This classic love story is playing at the Candlelight Pavilion Theatre in Claremont starting Friday. Tickets start at $20 for the August 24, 2012, show only. Remaining performances start at $48.
9/22, UHRB Food Truck Frenzy - Come eat to your heart (or stomach’s) content from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Upland Cable Airport. Tickets are $5 and kids 5 and younger are FREE. VIP early entry passes are available for $25.
9/21-9/23, “True Grit” – Watch the classic “True Grit” with “The Duke” John Wayne at 8 p.m. at the Corona Dos Lagos Stadium 15. Admission is only $3 ~ nice.
BIG BEAR & LAKE ARROWHEAD
9/21, Alpine Zoo Fundraising Celebration – Come see a scale model of Big Bear’s up-and-coming new Alpine Zoo at a “Coming Out of Hibernation Party” at 5 p.m. Friday at ReMax Real Estate Moonridge Office. Admission is FREE, but there is a charge for food.
9/21-9/23, Oktoberfest – Head to Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest offering authentic German entertainment, food and beer. If you’re an Oktoberfest fan and haven’t been to this event you do not want to miss it! I’ve been and the contests, shows, activities and dancing alone are totally worth it. Oh, and there’s beer! ;-)
9/21, Temecula Children’s Museum – Join Professor Pennypickle and Beaker at their workshop on Friday for a Scavenger Hunt! Tickets are $5 and an adult must accompany children. The program runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
9/22, Disney in Concert - The Inland Valley Symphony will hold its season opener, “Tale as Old as Time” at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Revival Christian Fellowship in Menifee. Tickets are $8 for children (12 and younger), $15 for students (13-18), $20 for military and seniors and $25 for adults. Doors open at 3 p.m.
9/23, South Coast Winery & Resort – The Annual Blessing of the Wines Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival happens from 4-7 p.m. Sunday. Reservations are required. Tickets start at $15 for children and $50 for adults.
9/23, Mount Palomar Grape Stomp – Wear your best grape-stomping costume and bring your friends to the annual festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Temecula.
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.