SoCal Families | 7 Things To Do This Week 8/10-8/14/2015


After last week’s visit to Erns Lab in Downtown Upland, we felt compelled to bring our readers and their families a week full of activities that take advantage of the rich culture of arts breeding within the Inland Empire. From hands-on activities like painting and sewing to various opportunities for appreciating the local art scene, this week will have you feeling creative, inspired and full of life. 



8/10, Painting – Ceramic Paint Bar at Ceramic Cupboard in Norco from 11a.m. to 6p.m. Cost to use the paint bar is $6 for a day with the purchase of at least one ceramic item. Take your time to create a true masterpiece with unlimited use of over 100 colors. With sponges, stencils and various brushes made available to participants, as well as basic instruction, you’re sure to bring something home with pride. 



8/11, Art Exhibit – “Joshua Holzmann: PHAT American Eatz” at Culver Center of the Arts at UCR ARTSBlock from 12p.m. to 5p.m. General admission is $3. This interesting documentation of the foods the artist eats has a unique twist. Joshua Holzmann records the total time it takes for him to prepare and eat the dish or he records the time it takes to order and wait for his food to be eaten, and then he only allots himself that same amount of time to paint a picture of the food. You can also check out his exhibition “A Sweet for You But Not for Me,” which consists of various methods of works on paper.



8/12, Sewing Class – Intro to Fashion Sewing Class For Kids at Cut Sew Stitch in Pomona from 4:30p.m. to 6p.m. Price is $94.95 for four meetings. Please reserve class at least 24 hours in advance by calling (909) 767-0828 or email Pre-teens and teenagers ages 10 to 16 will enjoy this weekday class. No prior experience is required, a sewing machine will be provided, and the supply list is provided upon registration. Your teen will love learning the fundamentals of sewing, while they also have the opportunity to channel their inner fashionista.



8/13, Museum – Visit Corona Heritage Museum at Corona Heritage Park from 10a.m. to 2p.m. Admission is free. Feel free to come by, and wander the grounds of this charming museum, as well as the surrounding Corona Heritage Park. The museum's exhibits are self-explanatory and accessible to anyone who wants to learn more about our city’s great history.

8/13, Painting Projects – Paint With Us at Sawdust Factory in Upland from 9a.m. to 4p.m. Workshop is $4 per person in addition to the cost of the project you choose to create and paint. Call ahead to ensure space is available. From cars and other things that go "VROOM" to picture frames, bug boxes and other projects, children and adults can paint and build awesome wooden projects.



8/14, Museum – Visit Chaffey Community Museum of Art in Ontario from 12p.m. to 4p.m. Admission is free. Current exhibition entitled “Fyrewurks” can be found at the museum’s South Gallery. This collection features works by various artists in the creative, sculpture-making group called Mudpies. This group of artists all create three-dimensional art, and for this exhibit, they created unique pieces using water-based, fired clay. Visitors will be impressed by the beautiful works contained within this exhibition.

8/14, BroadwayThe AM MA Songbook at Grove Theatre in Upland at 7:29p.m. Tickets are $15 for students, $17 for seniors and $20 for general admission. Amanda Minano and Maggie Anderson are setting off onto separate national tours, but not before they sing their favorite Broadway tunes at this live performance. Spend the night out with the family soaking in these exquisite voices.


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