Inland Empire Events | Weekend Fun Guide 1/16-1/18/15



Hi Friends and Neighbors -

Whether you’re excited to play on some fresh powder, check out some great theater or get your hands in the dirt, there are so many unique ways to spend some time this weekend! Check out the great list of Inland Empire weekend events we’ve found for you.

Have a GREAT weekend!


p.s. This week's photo is of Castle Park in Riverside




1/15-18, Theater - “Peter Pan” at The Box at the Fox Entertainment Plaza Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 and 7:30 .p.m. Tickets are $20.

1/17, Grand Opening – Grand opening of India Sweets & Spices from 12-5 p.m. Celebration includes free buffet of vegetarian food.

1/17, Theater - One-man play featuring the works of Mark Twain at the Fox Performing Arts Center at 6 p.m., Tickets are $28-51.

1/18, Artist Talk - Creative Expression artist coffee klatsch at the Riverside Arts Museum at 2 p.m.



1/15-2/1, Theater - “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” at Footlighters Fridays and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15.

1/16-2/1, Theater - “The Wizard of Oz” with the Heartland Players Theater Yucaipa Fridays and Saturdays at 7 a.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $10 general admission, children, seniors and students are $8, four-pack for $30.

1/17, City Council - Coffee with the Council from 9-10:30 a.m. at Olive Avenue Market. Mayor Pro Tem Jon Harrison and Council Member Pat Gilbreath will attend.

  1/17, Gardening - Learn to care for and prune roses at Elsie Grant Krimm Memorial Rose Garden in Sylvan Park with the Redlands Horticultural Society. Class will be also planting bare-root roses as part of lesson.

1/17, Gardening - Trail care event with the Redlands Conservancy at San Timoteo Nature Sanctuary beginning at 9 a.m. Help clean trails and identify native plants. Bring garden tools and gloves. 

  1/17, Photography - Basic Camera 2 and Computer 2 classes through Stephen Wormser Photography at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.  Cost is $30 per person, or $100 to enroll is Basic and Computer 1 and 2 combined. Call (909)793-0890



1/15-19, Circus - Circus Vargas presents "ArleQuin" by the I-10 at Waterman Ave Friday at 4 and 7:30 p.m., Satuday and Sunday at 1, 4 and 7:30 p.m. and Monday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15-70, kids under 2 free. 

 1/16-19, Dinosaurs - Discover the Dinosaurs at the National Orange Show Events Center Friday from 3-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Monday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Entrance to exhibit plus theater, rides and inflatables is $16-18 adults, kids 2-12 exhibit only is $16, exhibit, rides and activities $22.Ride tickets purchased separately are $5.

1/17-18, Trains - Train Days at the San Bernardino County Museum. Model trains, exhibits, activities and free popcorn and cotton candy. Museum is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., admission is adults $10, seniors and military $8, students $7, kids 5-12 $5, under 5 free. 

1/17, Blood Drive - Lifestream blood drive and marrow screening at the Neighborhood Activity Center from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free Jack in the Box milkshake coupon, cholesterol screening, and redeemable points for donors. Bring photo ID and parental consent if needed.

1/17, Kids Event - Kid’s Night Out at Chino Youth Museum from 6-9 p.m. story-themed activities and games, kids help make their own dinner. Pre-registration is required, call museum or check website for details.

1/17, Fishing - Junior fishing workshop at Prado Regional Park from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for kids ages 7-15. Learn knot tying, casting, cleaning and more before having a fishing session, all tackle provided.$8 registration in advance, $10 parking fee paid at park gate.



1/16, Concert - Powerman 5000 with (HED)pe at M15 Concert Bar and Grill beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 to the 21 and over event.

1/16, Comedy – Comedy showcase at Rockefellas featuring Roberto Rodriguez, Corey LeRoy and  more. Event begins at 8 p.m., bar specials featuring $8 pitchers and $2 tall can.

1/17, Concert -Lita Ford at M15 Concert Bar and Grill beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $22 to the all-ages concert.



1/16, Concert - Geographer with Haunted Summer and Smoke Season at The Glass House beginning at  7 p.m. Tickets are $15 to the all-ages event.

  1/17-18, Expo - Asian-American Expo at the Fairplex Saturday from 10 a.m.- 12 a.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Vendors, exhibitors, and Saturday night  Lunar-Palooza music festival, . Tickets are $10 general, $7 children and seniors, music festival $5. Expo is in Halls 4-8, parking is $10 at gate 9.

1/17, Concert - MacArthur record pre-release show at Acerogami beginning at 7:30 p.m. Free admission to the 21 and over event.

1/17, Concert - DJ Nu-Mark at the Flyaway at Fox at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 to the 21 and over event.

1/17, Concert - Lukas Nelson and Shooter Jennings in concert in support of the Claremont Community Foundation. Concert starts at 8 p.m. at Pomona College’s Bridges Auditorium, Tickets are $33-108, purchase online.

1/18, Nature Walk - Learn the tradition and modern uses of about 30 native plants at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fee is $20 for garden members, $25 for the public. Guided walk limited to 20 participants, bring water and sack lunch.

1/18, Car Show and Swap Meet - The Pomona Swap Met and Classic Car Show from 5 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Fairplex. Cars, parts and accessories for sale. General admission is $10, kids 12 and under free. Parking is $10 at Gate 17.



1/16-18, Racing - California Car Club US Major Tour event at the Auto Club Speedway. Registration online, free admission all weekend for spectators.

1/16-18, Comedy - DL Hughley at the Ontario Improv Friday at 7:30 and 9:45 p.m., Saturday at 7 and 9:15 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30, two-item minimum, dress code enforced.

1/17, Exotics Racing - Ride-along or drive in your choice of exotic car from $99. Registration online, see website for details.

1/17, Soccer - Ontario Fury vs. Turlock Express at Citizens Business Bank Arena beginning at  7 p.m. Tickets are $10-40, parking is $5 cash.  Fundraiser night -purchase tickets through the Rancho Cucamonga Animal Care and Adoption Center to raise money for the organization.

1/17, Movie - Sing-a-long with the movie “The Sound of Music” at the Lewis Family Playhouse beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $14.50-16.50. Costumes encouraged.
1/18, Expo - Bridal expo at the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Exhibitors, tastings, giveaways. Tickets are $10.

1/18, Soccer – Ontario Fury vs. Las Vegas Legends at Citizens Business Bank Arena beginning at  3 p.m. Tickets are $10-40, parking is $5 cash.



1/17, Snowboarding - USASA Southern California Series Rail Jam 3 at Snow Summit from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Register online.

1/17-19, Snow Sports - Burton Mountain Festival at Bear Mountain Resort. Free gear try outs, lessons, entertainment and more. See website for details.

1/17, Nature - Free event celebrating the Bald Eagle at the Big Bear Discovery Center from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. .Learn about the biology and conservation status of the national bird.


1/15, Dance - Dance for Life Palm Springs at the Palm Springs Art Museum’s Annenberg Theater. Champagne reception at 6 p.m., performance begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $95.

1/16-17, Wellness - City of Palm Springs Mayor’s Race and Wellness Festival Race. Friday night spaghetti dinner at Nicolini’s at 8 p.m. Running events and Festival at Ruth Hardy Park, free swim clinic and timed events at Palm Springs Swim Center. Races start at 7:30 Saturday registration opens at 6:30. $45 for the 5K or $50 for the 10 mile course, kids 1K fun run at 9:30 a.m. see website for details.

1/17-18, Art Festival -  Desert Arts Festival at Frances Stevens Park from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission and parking.   

1/17, Concert - Golden Boys featuring Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell at Agua Caliente Casino at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50-70.



1/15-18, Trains - a behind the scenes look at the Orange Empire Railway Museum including visits to a restoration area, viewing under a streetcar and a chance to run a locomotive. Admission is $12, ages 5-11 is $8, under 5 free. Museum is open 9:30-4:30 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends.

1/16, Adoptions - New Year’s adoption event from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter. Dogs and puppies $40, cats and kittens $15. Repeating next two Saturdays.

1/17-18, Steam Engine -Steam engine in operation during museum hours at the Orange Empire Railway Museum. Admission is $12 general, ages 5-11 $8, under 8 free.

1/17, Gymkhana – Norco Rangler’s show and fundraiser at Ingalls Park. Singups begin at 7:45 a.m., show at 9 a.m.



1/16, Concert – The Ooks of Hazzard ukulele band at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25.

1/16, MMA – Bellator MMA 132 “Pitbull vs. Straus” at Pechanga Resort & Casino. Doors open at 3:30 p.m., first bout at 4 p.m. Tickets are $50-150. 

1/17, Concert - Sonic Escape trio at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater at 7:30. Tickets are $30 regular admission, seniors are $25, student rush tickets $10. Group and family discounts available.

1/18, Concert - The Mills Brothers at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater at 2 p.m. Tickets are $37 regular admission, $35 senior, $25 student rush, group and family discounts available.
1/17, Walking Tour – Walking tour of Old Town Temecula beginning at 10 a.m. $2 fee, takes approx.. 2 hours, bring water and wear walking shoes.


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