Inland Empire Weekend Events 1/27-1/29/2017


Hi everyone! 

The last couple of weeks have been very rainy and cold, but don’t let the weather stop you. This weekend enjoy one or more of the over 60 weekend events taking place across the Inland Empire. 

This weekend join the local communities in celebrating Chinese New Year, or maybe taking the entire family to a book fair filled with live entertainment, and much more. 

Whatever you decide, have a fantastic weekend and bundle up out there!



Shout out to this week's Weekend Fun Guide sponsor Ark Homes Foster Family Agency located in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Their mission is to create a better and safe environment for children, where they can have an opportunity to return to a more rewarding quality of life. Learn more about them at



1/27, Bingo – Bingo Night every Fridays at Big Bear Elks Lodge, starting at 7 p.m.

1/27, Tribute - "The Who Generation" Who Trivute at the Cave, in Big Bear Lake, from 6:30-11:30 p.m. Admission is $15-$30.  

1/28, Tribute – “Journeyman” a tribute to Eric Clapton at The Cave, in Big Bear Lake, from 6:30-11 p.m. Admission is $15.

1/28, Ongoing, Crochet - Free knit and crochet help at Yarn Designers Boutique, in Big Bear City. Every Saturday from 3-5 p.m.

1/28, Craft – Silk scarf dyeing at Yarn Designers Boutique, in Big Bear City, from 6-8 p.m. Learn easy and simple techniques to create your own beautiful dyed skills at home.

1/28, Gala – Big Bear Chamber Annual Gala “Year of the Rooster” at The Lodge at Big Bear Holiday Inn Resort, from 5:30-10 p.m.

1/28-29, Tour - Guided Snowshow Eco Tours with Big Bear Discovery Center, in the San Bernardino National Forest. Learn how to snowshoe, go for a guided trek, and more. Saturday 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m.-noon



1/28, Art – Join the Bloomington Branch Library as they explore art in a fun and exciting way while learning about different mediums and movements through weekly projects.   

1/21, Craft – Teen craft at Bloomington Branch Library, starting at 2 p.m. See website for details. 



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1/27, Celebration – Taste of the IE 2017 at Double Tree By Hilton Claremont from 6-10 p.m. Presented by Upland Chamber of Commerce. Club lounge atmosphere with music, lighting, dancing, live auction and more. Tickets are $75. See website for details. 

1/27-29, Restaurant Week - Claremont Restaurant Week will take place Jan.16-29. Claremont hotels will offer visitors a “dine and stay” experience through its popular Discover Claremont package. The package includes a guest room and $100 in Discover Claremont gift cards, redeemable for hotel dining or at more than 140 Claremont restaurants, boutiques, day spas and entertainment venues. See website for details.

1/27-5/14, ongoing, Art – Pomona Museum of Art presents “Goya’s War: Los Desastres de la Guerra (The Disasters of War” on view from Jan.17-May14. All exhibitions and programs are free of charge and open to the public. See website for details.

1/28, Concert – The Claremont Symphony Orchestra presents Free Concert for Young People at Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music, starting at 10:30 a.m.

1/29, Market - Claremont Farmers and Artisans Market every Sunday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Second Street between Indian Hill Boulevard and Yale Ave. Admission is free.

1/27-5/14, ongoing, Art – Project Series 51: Incendiary Traces, at Pomona Museum of Arts. Explore connections between Disasters of War and contemporary human and technological visualizations of US international conflict. See website for details.

1/27-5/14, ongoing, Visual Art – “Now Screening: Andy Warhol Prints”, at Pomona Museum of Arts. See website for details.

1/29, Museum – Pomona College Museum of Art, in Claremont, participates in the Annual Museums Free-For-All with SoCal Museums, from noon-5 p.m. See website for participating museums.




1/27-28, ongoing, Dinner – Prime Rib Nights every Friday and Saturday at The Grand Oak Steakhouse, in Cherry Valley, from 5-8 p.m. Cost is $25 for prime rib and seasonal sides. See website for details.



1/28, Fair – Free Autism Resource and Fun Fair at Chino Youth Museum from 3-5 p.m. Pre registration is required. 



1/28, Grand Opening - Skyland Ale Works grand opening, in Corona, from noon-10 p.m. Celebrate the opening of their expanded location. 17 beers on tap including some speacial release. See website for details. 

1/28, Marketplace - Farmer’s Market held at the Main St. Marketplace across from Fender Museum every Saturday. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free admission.



1/27-2/11, Fridays, Kids Community - Construction Zone at Fontana Lewis Library every Friday starting at 4 p.m. Build Legos and other building blocks.

1/27, Art - Join The Special Needs Art Program (S.N.A.P) every Saturday, from noon-1 p.m. in inspiring creativity and arts passion for Special Needs community.

1/27, Movie – Free movie night at Fontana Cypress Center, from 6-8 p.m.

1/27, Art - Little Artists at Fontana Lewis & Technology Center, starting at 10:30 a.m. Fun art projects to inspire your little artists, ages 0-5. 

1/27, Dance - Kids on the Move at Fontana Lewis & Technology Center, ages 0-5., starting at 11:30 a.m. Through fun songs and active stories we strive to model a fun, yet healthy, exercise routine for your little ones



1/28, Book Festival – New Book Festival at Hesperia Branch Library, from 3-7 p.m. Special appearances by Cinderella, Prince Charming, Captain America, Spiderman, and The Cat in the Hat. Live DJ, Batmobile, Library adventure bus, and more. First 500 people will receive a free bag. Free admission.



1/26-29, Festival – 31st Annual Southwest Arts Festival Indio at Empire Polo Club from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Interactive art displays, live music, and more. General admission $12, seniors $10, 4 day pass $15 (includes parking) and kids under 14 admitted free.  

Enter for a chance to win one of two 4-pack of tickets to see the Globetrotters in February. Enter here.




1/28, Celebration – Ontario Mills lights up the Lunar New Year, starting at 1:30 p.m. Guest will be treated to face painters, balloon artists, a themed photo booth and a special Teavana tea station with cookies, and more. Five Kung Fu martial artists will perform individual routines at 2:30 p.m. The Ane Thanh Lion Dance Group will perform a traditional and honorary lion dance show with live drumming and cymbals at 3:30 p.m. Free admission.

1/27-29, Anime – Anime Los Angeles at Ontario Convention Center. Fans of Japanese animation and pop culture will be congregating at the three-day convention. See website for details.

Ongoing, Wine Tasting – Wine Tasting at San Antonio Winery Tasting Room, in Ontario, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Free tasting of three designated wines; Saturday and Sunday $5 for four tastings (or $15 for Riboli Family Wine Estates wines). 



1/27-28, Show – 68th Annual O’Reilly Grand National Roadster Show at Pomona Fairplex. Friday noon-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission for ages 6-10 $10, ages 13+ $25, and free for children under 5. Parking is $10 at gate 9.

1/28-29, Show – 11th Annual Grand Daddy Drive-In at Pomona Fairplex. See website for details.

1/28, Workshop – Free Garden Workshop at The Farm at Fairplex, from 10 a.m.-noon. Learn backyard composting, water-wise gardening, worm compositing and grass cycling.



1/28, ongoing, Yoga – Join Lululemon athletica for complimentary yoga, held every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. See website for details.

1/28, Fundraiser - Art Sale Fundraiser at Hamilton Family Brewery, in Rancho Cucamonga, from 2 -8 p.m. Hamilton Family Brewery will host an art show and release a new brew at a family event to raise funds for pollinator sanctuaries in local community gardens.

1/28, Storytime – Family storytime at Archibald Library Story Theater, in Rancho Cucamonga, starting at 11 a.m. Limited seating. See website for details.

1/28, Wine - Wine 101:In Vino Veritas at Total Wine & More, in Rancho Cucamonga, from 3-5 p.m., Release your inner sommelier and learn how to identify the key components of wine, how to score it and how to serve it. $20

1/28, Artwork Charity – “Don't Kill My Buzz” at Hamilton Family Brewery, in Rancho Cucamonga, from 2-11:59 p.m. A Craft Beer & Local Artwork Charity Event for the bees. Profit from beer and art sales will be donated to the Incredible Edible Community Gardens, which is a nonprofit organization in the Inland Empire that strives to further environmental education programs and support pollinator sanctuaries in our community.

1/28, Lego – Family Saturday at Paul Biane Library, in Rancho Cucamonga, starting at 2 p.m. Come celebrate International Lego Day. See website for details.

1/28-2/12, weekends, Theater – MainStreet Theater Company presents “The Secret Garden” at Lewis Family Playhouse. Jan. 28 (opening night) at 4 p.m., Saturdays at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., and Sundays at 1 p.m. Tickets are priced at $18 for general and $16 for senior/ youth. Jan. 28 is Foundation Family Saturday, where tickets are priced at $10. See website for details.

Ongoing, Wine Tasting – Wine Testing at Joseph Filippi Vineyards & Winery, in Rancho Cucamonga. Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday noon-6 p.m., Friday and Saturday noon-7 p.m., Taste five wines for $5-$15.



1/28, Bakery – Depressed Cake Shop Inland Empire—Pop up bakery selling cookies, cakes, cupcake, and a whole bunch of other delicious goodies, all to benefit NAMI San Bernardino area. At the Orange Space, in Redlands, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

1/28, Market – Saturday mornings from 8-11 a.m. in the Municipal Parking lot at Redlands Blvd between 5th and 6th Street in Historic Downtown Redlands. 

1/28, Market – Saturday Farmer’s market at the Grove School, from 8 a.m.- noon. Certified market that features produce grown by students of the Grove School. Friendly market, with activities for children at the Heritage Park, and more. Free admission.


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1/27-29, Etsy Market - SoCal Etsy Guild Presents, SoCal Etsy Guild Market at the Galleria at Tyler, in Riverside. Friday 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free event; vendors will be located on the first level in front of forever 21 and H&M. 

1/27, Stars – Free Winter Constellations at Woodcrest Library, in Riverside, starting at 6:30 p.m. Learn about the stars visible in the winter night sky. Following the presentation, join us outside to observe the stars through a telescope while drinking hot apple cider.

1/27, Craft – Free Make it and Take it at La Sierra Library, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Make a Chinese New Year child’s craft and take it home. For children only.  

1/2, Show – See Riverside funk legends, Shoppy, at The Concert Lounge, starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. See website for details.  

1/28, Festival – Lunar Fest 2017 in Downtown Riverside. Parade of Nations begins at 10 a.m., opening ceremonies at 10:45 a.m., and Traditional Asian entertainment throughout the entire day. Children’s Village with arts and craft. Free to the public.

1/28, ongoing, Flamenco – “The Art of Flamenco” Dinner Show, every Saturday night at Café Sevilla. Cost is $59 per person, includes three-course dinner menu combined with two-part Flamenco dance performance. See website for details.

1/28, Workshop – Epilepsy Workshop & Social at the Riverside Health Education Center, located at the Riverside Community Hospital, starting at 10 a.m. Registration fee is $10 per person. Limited scholarships available.

1/28, Tribute – Paradise City Tribute to Guns N Roses at The Concert Lounge, in Riverside, doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

1/29, Festival – Festival of Nations at La Sierra University Gym from 4-7 p.m. Live entertainment, food representing 20 countries, games and more. Free admission. 

1/28-31, Art – Community Altar Project with Cynthia Huerta at the Riversie Art Museum. The public is invited to join Huerta on Saturdays 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sundays noon-4 p.m. See website for details.


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1/27, CreativitySpirits & Arts hosted by SBGN at the Garcia Center for the Arts, in San Bernardino, from 6-9 p.m. Break away from the typical night out and instead come join us in an evening of creativity and social connection. Spirits & Arts is a new program that will be reoccurring at the Garcia Center for the Arts every 4th Friday of each month. 

1/28, ongoing, Workshop – Calligraphy Workshop with Bryan Chabolla at CSUSB Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art. Admission is $20 for CSUSB students and $40 for general admission. Free for Friends of RAFFMA. Space is limited. See website for details. 

 1/28-29, Gun Show – Crossroads of the West Gun Show at National Orange Show Grounds. Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $12, ticket is valid both days. Kids 12 and under admitted free.



1/27, Celebration – Celebrating Mozart’s birthday with a classical piano concert presented by the students of Yiyi Ku Piano Studio at Temecula Public Library from 4-6 p.m.

1/27-28, ongoing, Nightlife – Eagle Nest at Temecula Pechanga Resort & Casino, Friday’s and Saturday’s from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Enjoy live music with sweeping panoramas of the twinkling city lights and the Temecula Wine Country. Happy Hour available, See website for details.

1/28, Celebration – Lucky Lion Dancers at Temecula Pechanga Resort & Casino, starting at 6 p.m. Free show on Casino Floor starting outside North Entrance.

1/28, Theater – Kybele Dance Theater at Old Town Temecula Community Theater, starting at 8 p.m. Admission for students $15, senior (65+) and Military $20, and regular admission $25. See website for details.



1/27, Wine Tasting - Friday Night Wine Tasting at Pacific Wine Merchants, in Upland, from 6-8 p.m. Taste a selection of fine wines. Live entertainment.

1/27-2/5, weekends, Theater – Ophelia’s Jump Theatre presents Quilters, at The Theatre Company Performing Arts Studio, in Upland, starting at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 4 p.m. General admission is $26, Seniors and students with I.D. $23.

1/27-2/5, weekends, Comedy – LifeHouse Theater presents “Noah”, a zany musical comedy. Friday’s 7:30 p.m., Saturday’s 2:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday’s 2:15 p.m. Performance on Friday Jan.20 at 7:30 p.m. will feature deaf interpretation. See website for details.  


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