Inland Empire Weekend Events 2/17-2/19/2017


Hi everyone!

Rain is in the weather forecast this weekend, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying the weekend fun. Grab your coat, rain boots, and umbrella and head out to one of the 60+ events taking place near your Inland Empire this weekend.

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2/17, Bingo – Bingo Night every Fridays at Big Bear Elks Lodge, starting at 7 p.m.

2/17-3/4, Tour - Guided Snowshoe 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.

2/18, Ongoing, Crochet - Free knit and crochet help at Yarn Designers Boutique, in Big Bear City. Every Saturday from 3-5 p.m. 

2/18, Competition – Annual Rotary Music Competition at Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center, starting at 6 p.m.



2/18, Museum - Kids Night Out at Chino Youth Museum, from 6-9 p.m. Fee is $12 for members and $15 for general public. 



2/17-5/14, 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. 

2/17-5/14, 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. 

2/17-5/14, ongoing, Visual Art – “Now Screening: Andy Warhol Prints”, at Pomona Museum of Arts. See website for details.

2/19, 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.



2/18, weekly, Cars & Coffee – Cars & Coffee Corona is a Saturday weekly meet up, from 7-9 a.m. at Saleen Automotive at 2755 Wardlow Road, Corona. Free admission.  

2/18, 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.



2/17, Kids Community - Construction Zone at Fontana Lewis Library every Friday starting at 4 p.m. Build Legos and other building blocks.

2/17, 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

2/17-26, weekends, Theater – Ragtime The Musical at the Fontana Center Stage Theater. See website for details. 

2/18, 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.

2/17-26, weekends, Theater – Ragtime The Musical at the Fontana Center Stage Theater. See website for details. 



2/17, Fundraiser - Fundraiser “Wild West” dinner at Golden Era Golf Course, in San Jacinto, starting at 6 p.m. Cost is $25 per person.

2/18, Cars – Farmer Boys car cruise at 1201 S. Sanderson Ave. Hemet. From 1-4 p.m. Awards, raffles, games, and 50% meal discount for cruisers.

2/19, Concert – 4th Annual Black History Month Wine Art and Jazz night at the Diamond Valley Arts Center, in Hemet, starting at 6:30 p.m. Admission ranges from $10 pre-sale student tickets to $150 table packages.


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2/17, Night Market – Lake Arrowhead Village Farmer’s Market night takes place every Friday, from 2-7 p.m. There are fresh fruits and vegetables, spices, cheeses, honey and more in the Farmer’s Corner located in the lower parking lot.



2/17-18, Pet - Sweet Paws Valentine's Day Pet Adoption at Moreno Valley Animal Shelter, Friday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturday 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

2/18, Open Mic - Open Mic Night at Vanguard Art Gallery, in Moreno Valley, from 6-8 p.m. 

2/18, Nature - Guided nature walk at Lake Perris State Park, meet at thee Hunter's Parking Lot at the East end of the park, from 7-8:30 p.m. 

2/19, Art - Painting for beginners at Vanguard Art Gallery, in Moreno Valley, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost is $110, includes all materials. 



2/17-18, Piano – Dueling Pianos at Shamrock Irish Pub & Eatery, in Murrieta, from 8-11:55 p.m. Two pianists go head to head running through a string of classic sing-a-long & dance sing-a-long tunes

2/17, Workshop - Brilliant Babies at Murrieta Public Library from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Learn sign language, rhymes, songs, lap play and short stories. Birth to 18 month with an adult. 

2/19, Game Night – Shamily Game Night at Shamrock Irish Pub & Eatery, in Murrieta, starting at 9 p.m. Game Night will feature Xbox 1 games like Smash Bros, FIFA, Madden, NBA 2k and more. Board and card games will be available, along with happy hour specials. 21 and older only.


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2/18, Band, BBQ, & Beer, Sons of Liberty Aleworks, 1780 Town and Country Dr., #101, Norco, from 7-10 p.m.



2/17, Hockey – Ontario Reign vs. Tucson Roadrunners at Ontario Citizens Business Bank Arena, starting at 7 p.m. Ticket prices $15-$88, plus fees. Parking is $5, cash only. 

2/17, Workshop -Brilliant Babies at Colony High Branch Library from 10-10:45 a.m. Introduce your infant to stories, songs and more while learning valuable social, motor and sensory skills. Free for ages birth to walkers.   

2/17, Tournament – Super Smash Bros Tournament at Ontario Ovitt Family Community Library, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Free for ages 13-18. 

2/17-3/26, Art – The Ontario Museum of History and Art and the Chaffey Community Museum of Art present Art for Living and Living for Art at Ontario Museum of History and Art. Artist Reception for Sheets, Sheets & Caughman is Sunday, Feb.12, 2017, from 1-4 p.m. See website for details. 

2/17, Comedy – Squeaky Clean Comedy at Dave & Buster’s, in Ontario, from 7-10 p.m. Cost is $30. 

2/18, Art – Ontario Art Walk & Loft Tour at 211 W. Emporia St., Ontario, from 5-10 p.m. Paintings, photography, ceramics, handcrafted goods, food vendors, and more. Free admission.

2/18, Film – Film Screening of the documentary Design for Modern Living: Millard Sheets and the Claremont Art Community 1935-1975. Free admission. Reservation required. 

2/18, Hockey – Ontario Reign vs. San Jose Barracuda at Ontario Citizens Business Bank Arena, starting at 6 p.m. Ticket prices $15-$88, plus fees. Parking is $5, cash only.

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).



2/18, Fair – College Fair at Bob Glass Gymnasium, in Perris, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission.



2/15, Bottle Share: Full Throttle Bottle Shares, The Rookery Alehouse and Grill, 117 W. 2nd St., Pomona, from 7-10 p.m. Bring in a Bottle or two of a beer you find special to share with like minded people. Spend $10 on food or drink to participate. 

2/17-18, Auction – Mecum Auction at Pomona Fairplex. Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door, $40 for all auction days, and ages 12 and under free. Parking is $10 at gate 17 on Fairplex Dr.



2/17, Family Night – Free Friday Family Fun Night every third Friday of the month, at the RC Family Resource Center, from 6-8 p.m. Food, games, movie, crafts, and more.

2/17, Musical – Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro at Lewis Family Playhouse at 8 p.m. Tickets for gold level seating are prices at $40 for general and $38 for senior; all platinum level seating are prices at $45.  

2/18, Café – Hello Kitty Café appearance at Victoria Gardens, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 

2/18, ongoing, Yoga – Join Lululemon athletica for complimentary yoga, held every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. See website for details. 

2/18, Sweetheart Tasting, Joseph Filippi Winery & Vineyards, 12467 Base Line Road, Rancho Cucamonga, from 2-6 p.m. Experience an intimate tasting of 5 reserve Filippi wines, two of which have yet to be released! At 3pm we will have a winery tour exclusively for attendees to see our production area and historical barrel rooms. After your tasting please enjoy a complimentary flute of sparkling wine. Cost is $25 per person and $20 for club members. RSVP is recommended. 

2/19, Bridal Expo – Wedding Style Bridal Expo at Victoria Gardens Cultural Center, in Rancho Cucamonga. Check in begins at 10 a.m. Admission is $10 per person.


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2/17, 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. 

2/17, 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. 

2/18, Wellness – Festival of Wellness at University of Redlands Stauffer Center & Brown Amphitheater. See website for details. 

2/18-3/26, weekends, Theater- LifeHouse Theater, in Redlands, presents Peter Pan: A New Muscial. Performances are Friday’s 7:30 p.m., Saturday’s 2:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday’s 2:15 p.m.



2/16, Presentation: Black History Month and the Arts at Bre Dance Studio, in Riverside, from 6-7:30 p.m. Award-winning ink and painter, Belle Mann, for The Simpsons and popular shows from Disney and others.  

2/17-27, ongoing, Tour – Festa Dell’ Amore Romance Tour at the Mission Inn Museum every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. 

2/17-26, Festival - Riverside County Fair and Date Festival at the Riverside County Fairgrounds. Admission is $8 youth, children 5 and under free, $9 seniors (55+), and $10 adults. See website for details. 

2/18, Cars – Commemorative Air Force “Wheels to Warbirds” cruise and pancake breakfast at CAF hanger, Riverside Municipal Airport, from 8-11 a.m. 

2/18, ongoing, Flamenco & Dinner – “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. 

2/18, ongoing, Workshop – Project Bici: Stories from the Eastside with artist Cynthia Herrera at Riverside Art Museum. Workshop will focus on storytelling and photography. See website for details. 

2/18, Musical – Cirque Eloize Saloon, a musical acrobatic adventure at Fox Performing Arts Center, in Riverside. Doors open at 1 p.m. See website for details. 

2/18, Remembrance – The March Field Air Museum will host its annual War Dog Remembrance Day, honoring the military canines and their handlers who have served their country. Ceremonies kick off at 10 a.m. at the West Coast War Dog Memorial (located in the Museum’s outdoor Heritage Courtyard).



2/16, Black History in Comics at Temecula Valley Museum, from 6-8 p.m. In honor of Rotunda Exhibit, “Black History in Comics,” ephemera collector Greg McWhorter will trace the African-American experience as it relates to the rise of heroes through comic art from 1800s-today.

2/17-26, weekends, Theater – Temecula Theater presents My Fair Lady. Tickets $10-25 per person. See website for details.

2/17, ongoing, Nightlife – Live music ever Friday at Cougar Vineyard & Winery, in Temecula, from 5-8 p.m. Happy hour 2 for 1 glasses of wine, from 7-8 p.m. 



2/17-3/5, Disney’s The Little Mermaid at The Grove Theatre, in Upland. Friday-Saturday 7:29 p.m., and Sunday 2 p.m. See website for details.


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