Inland Empire Events | Weekend Fun Guide 5/15-5/17/2015


Hi Friends and Neighbors -

Don't let the weather dampen your weekend plans! Check out the great list of Inland Empire weekend events and see what's going on in your area!

Don't forget an umbrella!

p.s. This week's photo is from the American Museum of Ceramic Arts in Pomona.




5/15, Concert - Fundraiser for Nepal earthquake relief featuring Music By RaDIUM and Love Kill Circus at Romano’s Concert Lounge a7 9 p.m.  $5 suggested donation for the 21 and over event.

5/16, Walk with the Mayor - Join Mayor Bailey and Councilmember Gardner at 9:30 a.m. at 3900 Main St. for a stroll around Downtown ending at Neighbor Fest

5/16, Neighbor Fest - Neighbor Fest is an opportunity to discover and to celebrate what you love about where you live. Activities and fun planned in Downtown Riverside on Main St between University Ave. & 9th St. Open to the public. For more info, click on link and scroll to middle of page and click on the PDF for the flyer

5/16, Salsa Festival - Inland Empire Salsa Festival at White Park from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Live entertainment, beer and wine garden, food and salsa tasting. Admission is $10, kids 12 and under free.

5/16, Discussion - “Design by Nature” event at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum beginning at 1 p.m. Students and staff from UC Riverside discuss the next generation of engineering design influenced by nature.

5/16, Ballet - “Beauty and the Beast” performed by the Inland Pacific Ballet at the Fox performing Arts Center at 2 and 7:30 P.M. Tickets are $36-44.

5/16, Festival - Lunafest film festival at The Box in the Fox Entertainment Plaza beginning at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $20, fundraiser benefits the Zonta Club of Riverside and the Breast Cancer Fund.
5/16, Karate – Karate demonstrations by USKO Riverside from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Bouncers, food and more, free admission.

5/16, Home Tour - Vintage Home Tour and Restoration Faire from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Peter J. Weber House, Old Riverside Foundation headquarters. $20 admission includes tour and admission to restoration fair, which includes vendor booths and services.

5/16, Art - ArtMake in downtown Riverside’s Pedestrian Mall from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  Participants will create a collage and add to a piñata created by Sarah Bay Gachot. Pinata will be displayed and smashed at an upcoming culmination event.

5/16, Family Event – Neighborfest in downtown Riverside from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

 5/16, Dance – Hula dancing by UCR’s Oceana Dance from 1:30-3 p.m. on the steps of the Riverside Metropolitan Museum. 

5/16, Culture - Pacific Islander Student Alliance Culture Show at HUB 301 at UC Riverside.

5/16, Fundraiser - 17th Annual Primavera in the Garden at UC Riverside’s Botanic Gardens from 2-5 p.m. Food and wine tasting, silent auction and more. $65 presale, $75 at the gate.



5/14-31, Theater - Neil Simon’s “Rumors” at Footlighters Thursday,  Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15, students $10 with admission.

5/16, Air Show - Hangar 24 at the Redlands Municipal Airport from 12-10 p.m. Airshow, kids zone, vendors, food and drink, live entertainment. Tickets are $15 general admission, kids 6-12 are $5, VIP is $175.

5/16, Gardens - Fairy Garden Festival at Kendall Place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Demonstrations, garden tours, ladybug release, vendors and more. $5 admission, under 12 free.  

5/17, Theater Celebration -  LifeHouse Theater’s 22nd Season Celebration at Trinity Church at 7 p.m. Season presentations, giveaways, refreshments and more. 



5/15-17, Theater - “Calendar Girls” at the California Theater Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $38.50-77.

5/15-16, Festival - Blaze N’ Glory festival at the San Manuel Amphitheater. Passes are $55-169, camping available, see website for schedule.

5/15, Festival - CSUSB Arts & Music Festival at various locations on campus from 4-9 p.m. Food, art and performances, free admission.

5/16-17, Adoptions - 4th annual Homeward Bound Megan Pet Adoption Event at the Ricks McCowan Complex from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., hosted by Yucaipa Animal Placement Society. Vendors, hundreds of adoptable pets, free veterinary assessments, microchipping and more. 



Now through 5/21, weekends, Reniassance Fair - Koroneberg Renaissance Festival at Crossroads Riverview Park from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Jousting, games, food and revelry. Tickets are $18 adults, $15 seniors and children 5-11, $12 military.  Open Memorial Day.  

5/16-17, Concert - Circle City Chorale at the Corona Christian Center Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. Tickets are $12 general admission, $8 children

5/16, Concert - $winging Utter$ with Left Alone, 3 Chords, Trash Bag Villains and Universal Trap at M15 Concert Bar and Grill. Doors open at 7 p.m., tickets are $15 for the all-ages event.

5/17, Fitness - The Lauren Powers USA Classic Fitness Competition and Expo at M15 Concert Bar and Grill. Doors open at 3 p.m., free admission to the all-ages event. 



5/17,  History - Chino Valley Historical Society’s 90th Annual Pioneer Picnic from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Bring side dish, own utensils and historical photos of Chino. 



5/15-10/30, Fridays, Festival - Friday Nights Live in Claremont Village from 6-9 p.m. Live music, open to the public.

5/15-16, Comedy - Thai Rivera at Flapper’s Comedy Club Friday at 8 and 10 p.m. and Saturday at 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $20.

5/16, Concert – The J-Birds in concert at Dale Bros. Brewery from 5-9 p.m. Cornrageous selling food from 1-11 p.m.

5/16, Awareness Event - Stroke Awareness Day at Pomona Valley Heath Center from 9 a.m.- 12.p.m.  Free to the public.

 5/16, Car Show - 3rd Annual Marine’s Classic Car Show from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Cooper Museum. Booths, entertainment, classic and military vehicles. Admission is free. 



5/16, Art Workshop - Free family art workshop at the Millard Sheets Art Center from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Free to the public, please register online.

5/16, Concert - Facedown Fest at The Glass House beginning at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20.

5/16, Art - Palates and Palettes at the Millard Sheets Art Center from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Painting, wine and food.  Admission is $75 each or $130 for two, must be 21.

5/17, Concert - Ex Hex at Aceragami beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the all-ages event. 



5/15-17, Comedy - Christopher Titus 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 $25 for the 18 and over event  

5/16, Cycling - Amgen Tour of California: Stage 7 starting line at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Festival gates open at 10 a.m., race start time 11:30 a.m., festival ends at 12:15 p.m.

5/16, Dance - Rainbow National Dance Competition at the Ontario Convention Center. See website for more information.

5/16, Dinner Theater - The Dinner Detective murder mystery dinner at the Ontario Convention Center.  Show starts at 6:15 p.m., includes dinner and beverages. Tickets are $65 plus fees.  

5/16, Comedy - “Parents Night Out” at the Lewis Family Playhouse at 8 p.m. Clean comedy for grownups, $25 general admission, $23 seniors. 

5/17, Concert - All Star Big Band Tribute to the 40’s and The Andrews Sisters featuring the Just Like THAT Singers at the Lewis Family Playhouse at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18-20. 

5/17, Car Show - Bug-In 40 at the Auto Club Speedway. ¼ mile racing, swap meet and more. Gates open at 6 a.m., Spectators $25, swap spot $40, racers $60m 12 and under free. 



5/17, Concert – “Legendary Women of Country Music” tribute concert at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. 



5/14-17, Festival - Arthur Lyons Film Festival at Camelot Theaters  All access pass $125, individual films $13. See website for details and schedule. 

5/14-17, Festival - Joshua Tree Music Festival at . Joshua Tree Lake Campground. Live entertainment, art and more. Tickets are $60-200, passes include camping. See website for details and activities list. 

5/16, Fundraiser - Cabot’s Pueblo Museum’s Boot Scootin’ Gala. 5:30 p.m. cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner. See website for details.



5/16-17, Reenactment - Civil War reenactment at the Orange Empire Railway Museum. Visit a civilian camp, participate in a coming home celebration and witness battles Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., and Sunday at 12 and 3 p.m. Gated event, Admission is $5-7 for entry only or $8-12 for admission and ride pass.  

5/16, Water Sports – Paddlecraft Adventure Cruise at La Laguna Resort & Boat Launch from 10 a.m.-1 .pm. Free kayaking and paddle boarding on Lake Elsinore, courtesy boat inspections.

5/16, Race – Lucas Oil Off-Road Regional Races at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Spectators are $20, kids 5 and under free. 

5/16, Fundraiser – Relay for Life of Moreno Valley at Valley View High School from 10 a.m.- midnight. See website for details and registration. 



5/16, Food Truck Festival - Mt. San Jacito College hosts a food truck festival 4-7 p.m. Admission is $5. Proceeds benefit Menifee United Way



5/15, Concert – Boz Scaggs at Pechanga Casino & Resort at 8 p.m. Tickets are $55-85.  

5/16-17, Ballet - “Alice in Wonderland” with the Academy of Ballet Arts at the Temecula Valley High Golden Bears Theater Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $18-25. Autism-friendly performance Sunday at 5 p.m., tickets are $18.

5/16, Concert – Park Sang Min & His Live Band at Pechanga Resort & Casino at 4 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $60-120.

5/16, Concert – Saint- Saens and Company at the Murietta United Methodist Church at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 regular, $25 seniors, $10 student rush or two children 12 and under admitted free with adult.

5/17-18, Festival - Western Days in Old Town Temecula from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mock gunfights, calf roping, entertainment, vendors, pony rides and more. Free to the public.

5/17, Car Show - Mad Madeline’s Car Show from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Old Town Temecula, Free to the public.


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