Inland Empire Events | Weekend Fun Guide 5/8-5/10/2015


Hi Friends and Neighbors!

Here is our weekly round-up of the best Inland Empire weekend events, whether you’re planning for a family outing or a night out with friends.  Looking for a Mother’s Day event near you? Be sure to check out the Inland Empire Mothers’s Day Guide for the best brunches and events this weekend.

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Now thru 5/16, Exhibit - “The Provoke Era” Japanese photography exhibit at UCR ARTSblock Culver Center for the Arts Tuesdays through Saturdays 12-5 p.m. $3 general admission, free for seniors, members and children under 12.

Now thru 7/18, Exhibit - “Interrogating Manzanar: Photography, Justice and the Japanese American Internment” at the California Museum of Photography Tuesday through Saturday 12-5 p.m. Admission is $3 general, free for seniors, members and children under 12. 

Now through 5/9, Theater - “Clybourne Park” at Riverside City College’s Singletary Hall at 7 p,m., May 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15.

5/7-9, Theater – “Seussical The Musical” at Ramona High School Theater at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door.

5/8-9, Theater - Allegiant Christian School presents “Peter Pan” at The Box at The Fox Entertainment Plaza Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 6 p.m. Tickets are $6 in presale, $8 at the door.  

5/8, Music - DJ Erok at Proabition Fridays at 10 p.m.

5/9, Nature - Second Saturdays event at Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park at 11 a.m. Family-friendly event with crafts, nature walks and more.

5/9, Concert - Wang Chung performs at Romano’s Concert Lounge beginning at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 presale, $30 at the door.

5/9, Zumba - Free family Zumba class at the Cesar Chavez Community Center from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in Bobby Bonds Park Auditorium.

5/9, Workshop – Master Gardener Workshop “Gophers, Squirrels and Moles, Oh My!”  at Landscapes of Southern California at 11 a.m.

5/9, Theater - “The Sound of Music” sing-along version at the First United Methodist Church at 2 and 6 p.m. Tickets are $15, family 4-pack is $50.

5/9, Concert - Riverside County Philharmonic at the Fox Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $31-101.

5/9, Fundraiser - 25th Annual Men Who Cook Fundraiser at YWCA Riverside County from 4:30 -8 p.m.$5 beer tastings, admission includes 5 food tastings and water.  Tickets are $25 pre-paid, $30 at the door, $10 kids under 12.

5/9, Nature Saturday - Free family friendly event with nature-based crafts at Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park

5/10, Screening - Screening of “Hafu: The Mixed Race” at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. at The Center for Social Justice. Free admission, limited seating. 



Now thru  5/10, weekends, Theater - “Esther” performed at the Lifehouse Theater Friday at 7:30 p.m. , Saturdays at 2:15 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:15 p.m. Admission is $14-18 for adults, $7-9 for children 3-11.

Now through 5/17, weekends, Circus - 75th season of the Great All-American Youth Circus at the Redlands Family YMCA Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15a adults, children 12 and under $10, under 3 free if they sit on parents lap.

5/9, Family Fun Day - Enjoy Family Fun Day at San Bernardino County Museum with hands-on previews of upcoming summer programs. 11-4 p.m. Adults $10, military or seniors $8, students $7, 5-12 $5 and 5 and under free.

Curious about what you can expect at the San Bernardino County Museum, check out our recent trip in our featured article.

5/9, Opening - Season opening at Splash Kingdom from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $20 admission includes waterpark, zipline, free  meal and concert featuring local bands and Kendall Shmidt from Big Time Rush.  See website for details.

5/9, Fundraiser - Spring fashion shoe and luncheon  featuring DenM, Nectar and Seed at Redlands East Valley High School’s Wildcat Café from 9-11 a.m. $30 per person, see website for purchase.

5/9, Workshop - MELT introduction workshop at The Energy Lab from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. $25 for the neurofacial technique class.

5/9, Tea Party - Redlands Bowl Associates tea party from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the University of Redlands Orton Center. Tickets are $50 per person, see flier for details.

5/9, Walk - Chasing Butterflies 5K walk to fundraise for the Turner Syndrome Society of the United States. Registration opens at 8 a.m., walk begins at 9 a.m. Registration is $15 adult, $10 children 6-17.

5/9, Tour - “Meet me at the triangle” tour through historic Redlands from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Tickets are $35, register online. 



5/10, Swing - Sunday swing dancing at AMF Arrowhead Lanes. Classes from 5:15-7, $8 each class. $7:30-9, free dance for $12. 



5/9-6/21, 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 adilts, $15 seniors and children 5-11, $12 military.  Open Memorial Day. 

5/9, Concert - Doux Boys with Funhouse at M15 Concert Bar and Grill. Doors open at 7 p.m., tickets are $10 for the 18 and over show. 



5/9, Bike Event - Chino Bike Day at Founders Park/ Preserve Community Center from 9-11 a.m. Bicycle safety workshop and community bike ride, free event.  

5/9, Workshop  - Backyard composting workshop at the Norco Library at 10 a.m. Free workshop, geobins available for purchase for $12. 

Trying to avoid the rain, but want to stay in Chino? Then Yanks Air Museum is a great way to keep the kiddos entertained. Check out our recent trip there in our feature.



5/8-9, Show - West Coast Historical Militaria Collectibles Show from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the Fairplex’s  Expo Hall 4. General admission is $8, kids $3 and a two-day pass is $10. Active military and families are free, parking $10 at Gate 17.

5/9, Concert – Cartel performs at The Glass House at 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $16-18.

5/9, Run - The Sandi Spetnagel Annual Fun Run/Walk at the Fairplex beginning at 7 a.m. Free run, and family-friendly events,  pancake breakfast for $5.

5/9, Festival - Inaugural LA on Tap beer festival at the Fairplex  in the Plaza of the States. Food, beer tasting, education and more. Admission is $10 for designated drivers, $50-125 admission, 21 and over only.

5/9, Art Walk - Art Walk from 6-9 p.m. in downtown Pomona. Galleries and restaurants open during the free event.

5/9, Pomona Valley Art Underground Exhibit - Learn more about the underground art and music scene in the Pomona Valley in this unique exhibit. Free to the public

5/9, Trains - Rail Giants Train Museum open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., park at Gate 17. 



Now through 5/10, Theater - “Smoke on the Mountain” at the Candelight Pavilion Dinner Theater.  Tickets are $64-73.

5/8-9, Comedy - Joey Medina at Flappers Comedy Club Friday at8 and 10 p.m. and Saturday 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $20. 

5/8, Gardens - Free admission to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in celebration of National Public Gardens Day from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Behind the scenes tours and garden walking tours throughout the day, see site for schedule.

5/9, Workshop - Mother’s Day bouquet workshop at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Participants will gather flowers from the garden and arrange in upcycled vases. $25 per bouquet for members, $32 non-members. 

5/9, Celebration - Founder’s Day celebration from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in downtown Upland. $5 guided tours of historic area, reenactment at 1 p.m.  car show, vendors and craft fair. 

Looking for more Claremont fun, how about The Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology? Find out what we thought on our trip there in our feature.



5/9-10, Musical - “Fancy Nancy the Musical” at the Lewis Family  Playhouse Saturday at 1 and 4 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. Tickets are $18 general admission, $16 seniors and youth. For ages 2 and up. 

5/9, Bicycle Rodeo - Free bike education event for community youth at Central Park, with bike rides, safety giveaways, bike raffles and obstacle course. 8:30-12 p.m.

5/9, Market - The INSPIREDinland Market from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Local artisans, antiques and more at the parking lot in front of The Wine Tailor and Coffee Klatch.

5/9, Kids Event - Victoria gardens Kidz Club butterfly craft event from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Chaffey Town Square. Tie-dye butterfly craft for ages 3-10, information about the Kidz Club is available through Guest Services. 



5/8-10, Comedy – Michael Yo at the Improv Comedy Club Friday at 7:30 and 9:30 .m., Saturday at  7 and 9 p.m., and Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20.

5/9, Run - Together in His Arms 5K run/Walk at the Citizens Business Bank Arena. Regsitration begins at 7 a.m., race at 8:30 a.m. Adults are $35, child under 16 is $20.

5/9, Art – “Tea with the Juror” with juror Rebecca Trawick at the Museum of History and Art open art exhibition from 2-4 p.m. Members are $8, non-members $10.

5/9, Star Wars – 5th annual May the Force Be With You celebration at Ontario Town Square from 3-6 p.m.  Crafts, games and more, free admission.

5/9, Dinner Theater - “The Dinner Detective” murder mystery show at the Ontario Convention Center from 6:15-9 p.m. Dinner and show is $65, reserve online. 

5/9, Driving School – Rusty Wallace Racing Experience at the Auto Club Speedway. See website for racing packages. 




 5/9-10, Bluegrass - Bluegrass in the Spring festival at Calico Ghost Town. Town open from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday night concert at 7  p.m. Admission to the festival is $15 adults, $10 for ages 6-15, 5 and under free. 

5/9, Festival - High Five Festival at the Ace Hotel  Friday from 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Saturday  from 12-6 p.m. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. and Sunday 12-6 p.m. Free event open to hotel guests and public until capacity is reached.

 5/9, Fundraiser - Evening Under the Stars fundraiser  for the Aids Assistance Program at the O’Donnell Golf Club from 5:30-10 p.m. Dancing, cocktails, awards and fireworks, tickets start at $395. 

5/9, Pet Walk - Pet Walk at the Hesperia Civic Plaza Park from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fundraiser to support senior pet adoption programs and other services. 



5/8, Family Event – Temecula’s Double Dare Challenge at Harveston Community Park from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Obstacle course, dress to get messy. Registration is $3.

5/8, Salsa - Salsa social dancing at The Ballroom at 9 p.m. $10 each person.

 5/8, Wine Workshop - Leoness Cellars Wine & Vine Symposium from 4-6:30 p.m. Wine tasting and speaker panel. $45 members, $49 non-members.

5/9, Walk – SW Riverside County Heart & Stroke Walk at Lake Skinner. Opening ceremony at 6 p.m., walk begins at 6:30 p.m., sunset glow and closing ceremony at 7:45 p.m.

 5/9, Garden Show  - Temecula Valley Garden Club flower show from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Temecula Community Recreation Center. Free admission and parking, contact club for flower entry information.

5/9, Jazz - Speakeasy at the Temecula Community Center at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12-15. 

5/9, Pet Walk – Twenty15 Pet Walk at Diamond Stadium Parking lot B from 9-11 a.m. vendors, mobile grooming and more, see site for details. 


For more weekend events and things to do in the Inland Empire check out our Events Calendar. Free to submit, so keep it in mind next time you're planning an event.









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