Hi Friends & Neighbors -
Are you ready for the three-day weekend? It’s President’s Day on Monday and most of you will probably be out of work and school. So how will you take advantage of the extra day? Check out our list of some of the best events happening in the Inland Empire this weekend! We’ve got concerts, theater performances, art shows and so much more! Take a road trip or stay within your neighborhood. You definitely don’t have to go far to find a good time!
Inland Empire Communities Hosting Events this Weekend include:
• Riverside and Moreno Valley
• San Bernardino and Redlands
• Cucamonga Valley
• Chino Valley
• Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead
• San Jacinto Valley
• Pomona Valley
• Coachella Valley and Desert Communities
Till next time…have a great weekend!
RIVERSIDE & MORENO VALLEY WEEKEND EVENTS
2/15, Annual Business Banquet – In honor of Black History Month, the Moreno Valley Black Chamber of Commerce will honor several individuals at its 9th Annual Business and Community Awards Banquet Gala beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Pechanga Resort & Casino.
2/15-2/16, 12 for $12 Wine Tasting – All weekend long, stop in to Chris Kern’s Forgotten Grapes and enjoy six wines on the tasting bar for just $10, or double the number of wines to try for just $2 more. No reservations required.
2/16, Epilepsy Conference - An Epilepsy Empowerment Conference is set for 9 a.m. Saturday at Cal Baptist University in Riverside. Spanish sessions and free childcare will be provided. The event is FREE.
2/17, Iron Dog Competition – This competition is for United States Military MWD/IDD Teams. Dogs will compete in an outdoor obstacle course. Outdoor events are free. Regular museum admission is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 5 to 12
2/16-2/17, Annual War Dog Event - March Field Air Museum and the Feed the Dawgs project presents the 13th Annual War Dog Event this weekend at the air field in Riverside. Outdoor events are FREE; museum admission is $10 adults and $5 for children 5-12 years old.
2/17, Black History Month Celebration - Cellar Door Books will hold a family event for Black History Month on Saturday at its new store in Riverside. Guest speakers, live music, comedy and more!
Thru 2/17 , “Hello Dolly” - Performance Riverside recreates this amazing musical for the next two weekends with shows at both 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Landis Performing Arts Center. Tickets start at $29.
SAN BERNARDINO & REDLANDS WEEKEND EVENTS
2/16, “You Know the Old Slaying” – Murder mystery dinner theater at C and C Theater in Redlands. Tickets are $55.
Thru 2/17, “Snow White” - The whole family will enjoy this amazing performance by award-winning playwright Wayne R. Scott starting this weekend at the LifeHouse Theater in Redlands. Check out the website for additional information incl. ticket prices; performance times vary.
Visit the Lincoln Memorial Shrine in Redlands this weekend and celebrate President’s Day in a patriotic way.
CUCAMONGA VALLEY WEEKEND EVENTS
Thru 2/17, “Bonita and Billie” - 1940s jazz artist Billie Holiday comes alive on stage weekends this month in “Bonita and Billie” at The Grove Theatre in Upland. Friday and Saturday performance are at 7:29 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $15.
2/17, Family Bird Fest – Grab your binoculars and spend time celebrating birds from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont. The event is FREE with RSABG admission. $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, $4 for children 3-12 years old.
2/18, Harlem Globetrotters – They’re back at the Citizens Business Bank Arena next Monday for the “You Write the Rules” World Tour. For the first time ever fans will decide the rules for the game!
CHINO VALLEY WEEKEND EVENTS
**DEAL ALERT** It’s “Coffee Lovers Month” at Bruxie in Chino Hills. Get a complimentary Peet’s Coffee between 8 -10 a.m. daily when you purchase a Bruxie sandwich, salad or Belgium Original (offer valid for regular or decaf coffee; specialty coffee drinks are not included). Learn more about Bruxie’s in our delicious blog post!
2/15, Fender Museum Concert - Tech keyboardist and composer Scott Kinsey entertains audiences at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fender Center Rhythm Lounge in Corona. Tickets are $20 for both sets; VIP seating/artist meet-and-greet tickets are $30.
2/16, Rocky Horror Picture Show – Dress up in your best Dr. Frank-N-Furter costume and bring your toast to the weekly midnight showing of this cult classic. Tickets are $11.50 for adults, $9 for students with valid ID, and $8 for seniors.
POMONA VALLEY WEEKEND EVENTS
2/17, Quinceanera Expo – Start planning your wedding, Sweet 16 or Quinceanera by attending this amazing expo from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Fairplex in Pomona. Tickets are $5.
Thru 2/24, “Happy Days” – If you liked the classic TV show, then you will love this musical! Center Stage Theater in Fontana will showcase “Happy Days” weekends this month: Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 7 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $39.95.
Thru 3/24, “The Sound of Music” – This classic family musical opens Friday at the Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont. Tickets range from $53-$68. $25 for children 12 and under. Ticket price includes meal, show and sales tax. Appetizers, desserts, beverages and waiter’s gratuity are additional within the theater.
BIG BEAR & LAKE ARROWHEAD WEEKEND EVENTS
2/15-2/17, Actor Auditions – The Community Arts Theater Society in Big Bear is holding auditions Saturday and Sunday for its summer production of “Oklahoma.”
TEMECULA & MURRIETA WEEKEND EVENTS
2/16, Cellarz93 – Award-winning songwriter Tim Moyer takes the stage at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Cellarz93 Restaurant and Winehouse in Temecula. No cover charge.
Thru 2/24, Promenade Carnival – Join Promenade Temecula to experience endless fun-filled adventures for the whole family at its Promenade Carnival Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting February 14. Kids under six years of age will receive free admission. The cost to enter the carnival for kids age seven and over is $2.00, and $16.00 for adults.
The Promenade Carnival will take place:
- Thursday, February 14 and Thursday, February, 21 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- Friday, February 15 and Friday, February, 22 from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
- Saturday, February 16 and Saturday, February 23 from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
- Sunday, February 17 and Sunday, February 24 at 1:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
SAN JACINTO VALLEY WEEKEND EVENTS
2/17, “Third Sundays” – Takes place on the third Sunday of each month at the Esplanade Arts Center. This month, in honor of Black History Month, a special celebration will be lead by orchestra leader Marshall Hawkins, co-founder of the Jazz in the Pines festival. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, and include two glasses of wine, hors d’oeuvres and the opportunity to enjoy the current exhibit in the EAC Gallery
COACHELLA VALLEY & DESERT COMMUNITIES WEEKEND EVENTS
Thru 2/24, Modernism Week – Palm Springs annual celebration of style includes home tours, lectures, films and gallery exhibits. Some events are free and others require advance tickets.
2/15, “The Dining Room” – A. R. Gurney’s acclaimed “comedy of manners” will play at the Center’s state-of-the-art Blak Box Theater in Twentynine Palms and runs three weekends from February 15 through March 2, 2013. Complete with a no-host bar featuring wine, beer and champagne, a special gala will launch opening night! Ticket prices are $15 for general seating and $20 for elite seating. Tickets are now available online at www.hidesertculturalcenter.com
2/15-2/17, Fine Art Fair - The 2nd Annual Palm Springs Fine Art Fair runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sunday.
2/16-2/18, Desert Art Festival – More than 100 artists will converge in Downtown Palm Springs Saturday through Monday for the 30th Annual Desert Art Festival. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Admission and parking are FREE.
2/17, Blood Drive – A blood drive supporting Desert Blood Services is set for 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Desert Springs Church in Palm Desert. While supplies last, donors will receive a free, single-day general admission to the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival.