Weekend Fun Guide | Inland Empire Weekend Events 2/22-2/24/13



Picture taken at the Summit Inn Restaurant in Victorville


Hi Friends & Neighbors -

Planning the Inland Empire Cupcake Fair has been exhausting and I’m definitely looking forward to this weekend.  There’s a lot of things to do in the Inland Empire like concerts, a dance party, theater performances and more.   Check out our list of some of the best events happening in the Inland Empire this weekend! 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
• Temecula
• Coachella Valley and Desert Communities

Till next time…have a great weekend!
- IEShineOn.com


P.S. If you haven’t noticed, IEShineOn.com launched a new Coupons section. We’re signing up new businesses every week, so bookmark the page.  Also, if you have a local Inland Empire business and interested in promoting in our Coupon section LET’S TALK! Email me at hello@ieshineon.com.  Right now you can run your coupon for less than $40 a month!



2/22, Banjo History Lecture - In honor of Black History Month, master banjo player Curtis Wright explores the history of the banjo in a special performance at noon Friday at the Orbach Science Library at UC Riverside.

2/23, Beer & Food Festival – 4th Annual Beer & Food Fest hosted by the Inland Empire Brewing Company.  Tickets are $40 for 15 tasters; Designated driver tickets are $10.

2/23, ’80s Free Dance Party – Free dance party w/ DJ Freeze at the Mission Tobacco Lounge.  9-2 a.m.; 21+, No Cover!

2/23, Opera A La Carte - Catch a rare Gilbert & Sullivan experience, “H.M.S. Pinafore,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside. Tickets start at $31.45.

2/23, Red Dress Fashion Show & Brunch – The 4th annual event takes place from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Victoria Club in Riverside. Early bird registration is $15 or $20 at the door.

2/23, Free Health Fair –  Riverside City College’s Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine is hosts free health fair for low-income Inland Empire residents at the Cesar Chavez Community Center.



2/23-2/24, Redlands Shakespeare Festival Auditions – Calling all actors! Bring your picture and resume to the 2013 Season Auditions.

2/23, Welcome Home Celebration - The VA Loma Linda Healthcare System is holding a “Welcome Home Celebration” for those recently returning from combat from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the VA Loma Linda Medical Center in Loma Linda. This event is FREE for Veterans.

2/24, Geologic Time Presentation - San Bernardino County Museum Curator Kathleen Springer will discuss “Geologic Time, How We Tell It,” at 2 p.m. Sunday at the museum in Redlands. Lecture is included in museum admission. General admission is $8 (adult), $6 (military or senior), $5 (student), and $4 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free.




2/22, Rains Home Walking Tour - Join San Bernardino County Museum curator Michele Nielsen on a special FREE walking tour of the John Rains House from 1 to 2 p.m. in Rancho Cucamonga.



**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!

2/23, Volunteer w/ Habitat for Humanity – Volunteer just a little over four hours of your time with this opportunity.  The volunteer project will be supporting Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush with Kindness (ABWK). The program is an exterior home preservation service that offers painting, landscaping, weather stripping and minor repair services for homeowners in need. ABWK helps low-income homeowners impacted by age, disability and family circumstances, who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes.  All you have to do is sign up, complete the waiver, and show up on February 23rd at the volunteer site at 8:30am ready to paint!

2/23, Dos Lagos Stadium 15 – The FREE Saturday Family Film Series continues this weekend with “Jimmy Neutron.”  The movie starts at 10 a.m. at the Corona theater.

2/23, 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.



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.



2/23, Snow Shoe the Bear - Come enjoy all the new snow up in Big Bear this weekend during it’s 6th Annual Snow Shoe the Bear. Check out the website for details.

Thru 2/24, USASA Boarder Cross at Snow Summit – Check out this snowboarding event for boarders of all ages!



2/22, Afro-Latin Performance - Bobby Matos and his Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble is coming to the Old Town Temecula Community Theater at 8 p.m. Friday. General admission is $20; $17 for groups of 15 or more.

2/23, Free Farm Tour - Primal Pastures opened its gates in Temecula and now you can come see how its operations work during a FREE tour from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Reservations required at KathyLynch@WellSkills.com.

2/24, Broadway Show Stoppers – Enjoy some the greatest hits from Broadway as the thirteen-piece Cabaret Pops Orchestra performs tunes from these classic musicals: Carousel, South Pacific, Cabaret, West Side Story, The King and I, and Oklahoma!, along with other Broadway favorites from the 1920s thru the 60s. All happening at the Old Town Temecula Theater.

Thru 2/24, “Mary Stuart” Production – Shakespeare in the Vines presents “Mary Stuart” this month at the Europa Village Winery in Temecula. Tickets start at $18.

Thru 2/24,  Promenade Carnival – Head to Promenade Temecula to experience endless fun-filled adventures for the whole family at its Promenade Carnival Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  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; 6 and under are free.  Price for unlimited rides are $16 each Saturday or Sunday from 1-7 p.m.; $4 off discount coupons are available at the Guest Services Booth.

The Promenade Carnival will take place:
-       Thursday, February, 21 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
-       Friday, February, 22 from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
-       Saturday, February 23 from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
-       Sunday, February 24 at 1:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.



2/23, Racing Season Sneak Peak - Come get a FREE preview of the upcoming racing season at the Perris Auto Speedway. Gates open at 3 p.m.; cars will be on the track at 4 p.m.



2/24, George Montgomery Film Screening – In honor of actor George Montgomery’s statue unveiling, the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus will showcase one of his best films, “Riders of the Purple Sage” at 2 p.m. in the campus’ Indian Wells Theater. Admission is $5 cash at the door and includes parking.

2/23 – 2/24, Palm Desert Greek Festival – Enjoy Greek food, culture and festivities at the 17th Annual Greek Festival.

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.

Thru 2/24, 67th Annual Riverside County Fair and Date Festival - Ten days of fabulous family fun kicks off Friday in Indio. Check out the fair’s website hours, lineup and tickets!

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