Inland Empire Events | Weekend Fun Guide 3/27-3/29/2015


Hi Friends and Neighbors!

Spring has really sprung throughout the Inland Empire – why not take advantage of the beautiful weather and gorgeous scenery and check out one of the great weekend events we’ve found for you?

Don’t forget we have an amazing list of springtime events for the whole family to enjoy in our Spring Fun Guide, too.  We couldn't squeeze in every event into our Weekend Fun Guide, so definitely check out our Events Calendar for more events.

p.s. This week's photo is a view from San Manuel Casino...sigh...gorgeous :)





3/27, Live Music - Head to Lake Alice for live band performances

3/27, Mission Tobacco Lounge - Los Esmiths, a tribute to The Smiths and Morrissey perform at 9 p.m. Tickets $10

3/27, Jazz & Funk - Shoppy, jazz dabblers & funk enthusiasts, perform with  Two Weeks Later and Steve Carson at Romano's Concert Lounge. Make table reservations. $10 entrance

3/28-29, Plant Sale  - Spring Plant Sale at University of California, Riverside’s Botanic Gardens Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nearly 10,000 plants available.

3/28, Air Show - Riverside Air Show at the Riverside Airport from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aircraft displays, aerobatics, vendors and more.  Free admission.

3/28, Brew with a View - Want to enjoy the Riverside Air Show but from the comfort of a brewery? Bring your lawn chair to Packinghouse Brewery and grab a seat. Live music, plenty of beer (and non-alcoholic drinks) and live entertainment. Also, our DIY/Craft contributing writer Mothership Scrapbook Gal will be there for crafts for the kiddos. Free admission.

3/28, Health Fair & Egg Hunt - Free health screenings, lunch and egg hunt at 10 a.m. at Bobby Bonds Park. Free event!

3/28, Film Festival - Cesar Chavez Film Festival at University of California Riverside’s ARTSBlock from 12-4 p.m. Free to the public.

3/28, Spring Eggstravaganza - Egg hunts, fun zone, petting zoo. Don't miss this super fun event at Ryan Bonamino Park

3/28, Concert - “New Wave Rave” featuring Strangelove, The Cured and more at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. 18 and over only, tickets are $10.

3/28, Worm Bin - Make your own free worm bin for composting, in Moreno Valley

3/28, Performance & Discussion - Free performance of "Slavery by Another Name" at the Perris Library, followed by discussion led by Dr. V.P. Franklin, Distinguished Professor of History and Education at UCR and Editor of The Journal of African American History

3/29, Peep Show - Head to DragonMarsh for the 7th Annual Marshmallow Peep Show. Fun for the whole family and it's free!



3/28-29, Pow Wow - Enjoy a weekend of Native American culture, crafts and food at the University of Redlands Greek Amphitheater. Free event

3/28, Fundraiser - 8th annual Grove School Monopoly Tournament at Grove School from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Children grades 6-12 and adults welcome to enter, see website for registration.

3/28, Festival - 25th annual Multicultural Festival at the University of Redlands quad from 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Food, craft vendors and activities for children.

3/28, Open House - Open house and tour of the Historical Glass Museum from 12-4 p.m. Free admission and refreshments. 2 p.m. tour detailing lives of Seymour Family.

3/28, Fundraiser – Red Wine and Blues fundraiser at the Redlands Country Club from 4-7 p.m. Food, wine, auctions and more. 21 and over event, admission is $75 a person. Event raises money for Rotary programs.

3/28, Concert - Hammerhead release at Hangar 24 with live music from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Strangebrew Band from 12-3 p.m., The Dares from 8-10 p.m. Limited release beers and coffee beans available.

3/29, Art Walk - Art Walk at Ed Hales Park in downtown Redlands from 12-6 p.m.




3/28, Adoptions – Pet Adoption Fair at the San Bernardino City Animal Control from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

3/28, Theater - “Sister Act” at the California Theater of the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $38-77.

3/28, Free 5K & Expo - Arrowhead Regional Medical Center hosts a free 5K and fitness expo in Colton, starting at 7 a.m.

3/28, Color Vibe 5K - The Color Vibe 5K comes to San Bernardino County Fairground. Prepare to get colorful. Tickets $42.95

3/29, Swing Dance - Sunday Swing Dancing at AMF Arrowhead Lanes, starting at 5:15 p.m. Class & Dance - $12. Dance only - $8



3/27, Concert - “Punk’s Not Dead” concert featuring Luicidal, WhiteKaps and more at M15 Concert Bar and Grill. Doors open at 7 p.m., tickets are $15 for the all-ages show.

2/28, Memorial – Photo memorial of veterans who died from war wounds suffered since 9/11 displayed at City Hall from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Ceremony at 10 a.m. in front of veteran memorial in front of City Hall.

3/28, Concert - Three Bad Jacks at M15 Concert Bar and Grill. Doors open at 7 p.m., tickets are $15 presale, $20 at the door for the 21 and over show.



3/28, Boxing - Saturday Night Fights amateur boxing competition at the Neighborhood Activity Center from 6-9 p.m. Admission is $15.

3/28, Car Show - Corn Feed Car Show and Cruise at the Chino Civic Center from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Open header contest 1-2 p.m.



3/28, Fundraiser - Phenom Poker Fundraiser from 6 p.m.-1 a.m. at Imagine That. Poker, music and dancing, proceeds benefit Phemon [MM1] Baseball. Tickets are $75 for poker players before, $100 day of event. Spectators $25, rebuys $25, all-you-can-drink for $25.



3/26-29, Convention – Family Motor Coach Association 2015 convention at the Fairplex. Admission for motorhome exhibition is $7 a day, active military are free and ages 12 and under admitted free with adult. Parking $10 at Gate 9.

3/27, Concert - Mod Sun and others at The Glass House beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $16-50 for the all-ages show.

3/27, Art of Music - Regional high school art exhibit. Free event at the Millard Sheets Art Center

3/28, Sanctum Annivesary - Celebrate Sanctum's 1st anniversary 12-4 p.m. or 5-9 p.m. Live music, food vendors, commemorative glass and 10 pours. $30 Admission

3/28, Fair - Collectors Street Fair in downtown Pomona from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Antiques, vendors and more. Free event.

3/28, Concert - IAMSU! At The Glass House beginning at 9 p.m. Tickets are $18-50 for the all-ages show.



Weekends through 5/3, Walks - Weekend windflower walks at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Saturdays at 11 a.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. Walks are over an hour in length, included with garden membership or admission, $8 for adults, students and seniors $6, $4 for ages 3-12.

Now through 4/4, Theater - “The Producers” weekends at the Candlelight Pavilion. Evening performances $64-73, matinees $58-65. See website for menu and available dates.

3/28, Dressing & Vinaigrettes - Head to VOM FASS of Claremont to learn about the basics of salad dressing & vinaigrettes. $25

3/28, Festival - California Native Sage Festival at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Includes vendors, workshop and windflower walk. Festival admittance with garden admission, $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students with ID, $4 for ages 3-12.

3/28, Dance - Music and Dance of Bali performance at Bridges Hall of Music at Pomona College. 4 p.m. performance is jegog bamboo music in the Carolyn Lyon Garden, 8 p.m.  performance is gong kebyar music and dance in Bridges Hall. Free admission to both events.

3/29, Open Mic Auditions - Show off your comedic chops at Flappers Comedy Silly Sundays Open Mic & Auditions



3/27-29, Comedy – Bobby Lee 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 $22 for the 18 and over show.

3/27, Dance Benefit - Witness a community coming together in this dance exhibition honoring James Janosky, currently fighting leukemia. $10 donation. 6:30 p.m.

3/29, Comedy – Barry’s Birthday Bash featuring Chris Spencer and a special guest at the Ontario Improv beginning at 9:15 p.m. Tickets are $25 for the 18 and over special event.



3/27-29, Racing - NMCAWEST Street Car Nationals at the Auto Club Dragway and Sunday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday from 1-6 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Drag racing and Autocross in the parking lot. Single day pass $20, 2-day is $35 and 3-day is $55.

3/28-29, Driving - Mario Andretti Racing Experience at the Auto Club Speedway. Drive or ride-along in an open wheel Indy-style car. Ride-alongs begin at $79.99, driver packages begin at $199.99. See website for information and registration.



3/27-29, Theater – “Big Fish” at the Lewis Family Playhouse Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25, seniors $23, no infants allowed in theater.

3/27, Opening - Grand opening of Soma Intimates at Victoria Gardens beginning at 10 a.m. First 25 customers will receive gifts, $20 off entire selection.

3/28, Earth Day Celebration - Celebrate Earth Day with live entertainment, games and a shredder truck. Free event starts at 10 a.m.

3/28, Celebrity - Thalia Sodi runway fashion show and meet-and-greet at Macy’s in Victoria Gardens at 2 p.m. First 100 guests who purchase $75 will get passes for runway show.

3/28, Fishing - Trout Derby for kids at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Ages 7-15 only, free with $10 vehicle entry. Prizes for top weight, no equipment provided.



Thru 5/24, Magic Tree House Exhibit - Enjoy this literacy-based exhibit that encourages children to explore history through immersive environments and hands-on learning. $6-$8



3/27-3/30, Circus Vargas - Enjoy a day at the Big Top that will thrill the whole family

3/28, Workshop - Weather-based irrigation controller class from 9-11 a.m. at the Hesperia Public Works Yard. Register and attend class to receive one free controller and weather station.

3/28, Gardening - Sustainable landscape workshops from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the City of Hesperia Library.



3/27-28, Monster Trucks - Check out all the excitement with monster trucks collide. Free event!

3/28-29, Steampunk Carnivale - Celebrate all things steampunk at the second annual Iron Horse/Family Steampunk Carnivale. Admission to the all-day event is $15.00 for ages 12 and up, $10.00 ages 5 – 11, ages 4 and under are free. Evening concert tickets are an additional $25



3/27-29, Fair - Temecula Valley Family Fair at Lake Skinner County Park Friday from 12-9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Admission is $12.50 adults, seniors $10, children $6. Under 2 free.

3/27, Theater - "Moon Over Buffalo" performance at Baily Vineyard & Winery. Tickets $22-$28, 7 p.m. Enjoy theater under the stars and vines

3/27, Teen Glow Egg Hunt - Teens are welcome to join a money-filled egg hunt at 8 p.m. at Kent Hintergardt Memorial Park

3/27, Kickboxing – Lion Fight 21 at Pechanga Casino Resort & Spa beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets are $50-100.  

3/28, Pageant - Majestic Miss California pageant at the Murrieta Community Center from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is $5. See website for competition registration details.

3/28, Kids Event - Mad Hatter Tea Party at Promenade Temecula from 11 am.m-1 p.m. For children 3-10, must be members of Promenade Pals Kids Club. Pick up advance tickets at Guest Services, no day of tickets.

3/28, Boxing – Battle of the Badges at Pechanga Casino Resort & Spa beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20-30.

3/29, Comedy – Amy Schumer Live at Pechanga Casino Resort & Spa at 6 and8:30 p.m. Tickets are $50-70 for the show.



 Now through 3/2, Fundraiser - “Dinner at My Place” series of private dinners to benefit the Desert Aids Project. See website for registration and dinner event information.

Now through 3/28, Fashion - Fashion Week El Paseo continues in Palm Springs. See website for tickets and event schedule.

3/26-30, Festival - American Documentary Film Festival at various theaters. See website for show and ticket information.

2/25-5/24, Exhibition - “Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Exhibit included with museum admission, free for members and kids 12 and under, adults $12.50, seniors $10.50, students $5.

3/27-29, Pottery - Mata Ortiz pottery artisans at Cabot’s Pueblo Museum. Live demonstrations, pottery for sale and more. Sunday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. is a family activity making pots and meeting artisans. Free event.


3/27-29, Comedy – Weekend of Comedy at the Indio Performing Arts Center Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $26 general admission, material may not suitable for children.

3/28, Festival – Heritage Festival at the Coachella Valley History Museum from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Demonstrations, performances, vendors, food and more. Free admission.



3/27-29, Festival - Food and Wine Festival at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa. Wine seminars, food tasting and more, see website for registration and menus.

3/28, Concert - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40-70.


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