Inland Empire Events | Weekend Fun Guide 8/21-8/23/2015


Hello Friends and Neighbors!

A few cooler mornings this week along with the start of school means fall fun is coming to the Inland Empire soon. But relish the last bits of Summer by heading out to one of the exciting weekend events near you!

What will you do this weekend? Catch a live performance, laugh it up at a comedy club, or how about a rodeo? Whatever your mood, we know we've got the a great weekend event recommendation in this week's Inland Empire Weekend Fun Guide. For more events, remember to check out our free Events Calendar.

Have a blast!

p.s. This week's photo is the patio of Hotel Casa 425. You can learn all about it in our Nightlife feature article.



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8/21, Concert - Live and Local Friday concert at Lake Alice Trading Co. Saloon and Eatery at 9 p.m. Admission is $6.

 8/22, Concert - RIO, Duran Duran tribute band performs at Romano’s Concert Lounge  at 9 p.m. Admission is $10.

8/22, Symposium - Help 4 HD Internation’s 2nd annual symposium at the Mission Inn Hotel beginning at 9 a.m.

8/22, Science – “Operation Tree Canopy” at White Park from 9-11 a.m. Help collect data and study cooling effects of different tree species.

8/22, Art - Summer Saturdays at the Riverside Art Museum. Free admission, papermaking from 12-3 p.m.

8/22, Program – Rangers present an Urban Campfire Program at the amphitheater at 6:30 p.m. Event is free to the public.

8/22, Performance - An Evening of Poetry, Music and Art with Harki Dhillon and Friends at the Riverside Art Museum from 6-89 p.m. Tickets are $50.


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Now through 8/30, Theater - “Exit Laughing” at Redlands Footlighters Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Suday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15.

8/22-9/27, Theater - “Paul: The Road to Damscus” at LifeHouse Theater Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2:15 and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:15 p.m.  Tickets are $14-18 for adults, $7-9 for children 3-11, under 3 not allowed. Tickets $1 more days of show.

8/22, Art Show - Associates of the Redlands Bowl Art Show at Mission Gables from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission.

8/22, Concert - Redlands Symphony Orchestra performs at the Redlands Bowl beginning at 8:15. The free performance will conclude in fireworks.  


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8/21, Family Event - Inland Empire 66ers Family Sleepover on the field at San Manuel Stadium beginning at 6 p.m. Fireworks after the game, movie on the field, hot dog dinner and Saturday morning breakfast. Tickets are $9-15.

8/22, Motorcross - REM weekly motorcross races at Glen Helen Raceway. Practice races are $25 per bike entering park, free for spectators.



8/21, Dancing - Hawaiian Summer Dance Bash through the Adaptive Recreation Program at the Senior Center from 6-9 p.m. Activity for developmentally disabled adults, free admission.

8/21, Concert - Aaron Watson at M15 Concert Bar and Grill at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door for the 21 and over event.

8/22, Run - Sunrise Stampede 5K at Eastvale Community Park beginning at 8 a.m. HS boys and girl races, open races. $25 registration, chip timed.

 8/22, Comedy - Mike Cano’s Corona Comedy Escape at M15 Concert Bar and Grill. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., tickets are $10 for the 18 and over show.

8/22, Concert - “Movie Themes and Broadway Dreams” concert by Circle City Chorale at the Corona Historic Civic Center at 2 and 7 p.m. Admission is $12, children are $8. 

8/23, Concert - Cody Canada and the Departed at M15 Concert Bar and Grill. Tickets are $15, doors open at 7 p.m. for the all-ages show.


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8/21-8/23, Music Festival - Big Horn Music Festival comes to Top of the Notch. Enjoy country, bluegrass, blues, and Americana. Get more info on the website by clicking the link

8/23, Battle of the Brews - Head to Top of the Notch on Mt. Baldy for the Battle of the Brews Championship. It's Rok House vs. Coachella Valley. Who will be deemed champion? 2-6 p.m. Tell the ski lift ticket office that you're there to support the Rök and receive a FREE round-trip lift ticket! $20 for a flight of 6 beers


8/22, Workshop - Water-wise vegetable gardening workshop at the Chino Basin Water Conservation District at 9 a.m. Free participation.



8/21, Concert - The Drums at The Glass House at 9 .p.m. Tickets are $22.



8/21-23, Comedy - Craig Robinson at the Ontario Improv Comedy Club 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 $27 for the 18 and over show.

8/22, Dinner Theater – The Dinner Detective interactive murder mystery dinner at the Ontario Convention Center beginning at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $59.95, see website for details and menu.

8/22, Fundraiser - Evening With Heart fundraiser benefitting homeless programs in Ontario at Amsley Square Historic District from 7-10 p.m. Live entertainment, raffle and more. $20 per person, see details online.  



8/21-23, Theater - “Sylvia” at the Lewis Family Playhouse Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. Tickets are $15.

8/21, Concert - Outdoor summer concert series continues with Gordon Halligan Jazz Ensemble at Victoria Gardens’ Chaffey Town Square from 5-8 p.m. Bring seating.

8/21, Family Event – Family Fun Night at the Rancho Cucamonga Family Resource Center from 6-8 p.m. Includes movie, activities and more, reservations requested.

8/22, Yoga and Wine - Yoga from 5:30 -7 p.m. at Central Park under the pergola followed by wine at Joseph Fillipi Winery until 10 p.m. $30 includes class, wine and a la carte menu.   


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8/21-23, Rodeo - Norco Mounted Posse PRCA Rodeo at George Ingalls Equestrian & Event Center Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $18 Friday and Sunday, $20 Friday, dance $5. Kids 8 and under free Friday and Sunday, Saturday under 3 free.  Parking is $5.



8/22, Fundraiser - Lefty’s Track Day for Charity benefitting the Auto Club Speedway Foundation at the Auto Club Speedway from 5-7:30 p.m. Drive your car on the track for $10 per car, $20 pace car hot laps. Kids club members ride free, must be 4’9” or 8 years old.

8/23, Drag Racing - Street Legal Drags at the Auto Club Speedway beginning at 9 a.m. Spectators are $10, drivers are $20.



8/21-23, Yoga - Big Bear Yoga Festival at YMCA Camp Oakes. Single-day and 3-day tickets available, meal packages and overnight options available. See website for registration.  

8/22-23, Festival - 16th Annual Art on the Lake Fine Arts and Crafts Festival at the Bartlett Events Area Saturday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission, music, vendors, beer and wine garden.

8/22, Fishing – Big Bear Bass Tournament continues on Big Bear Lake. Weigh in and registration at Boathouse Lakeside Tavern docks.

8/22, Fundraiser – Big Bear Relay for Life at Veterans Park from 9 a.m. for 24 hours. Opening ceremonies and survivors lap at 9 a.m., vendors and live music all day.

8/22, Cycling – Big Bear Cycling Association Saturday Community Bike Ride starts at Copper Q at 9 a.m. Wellness slow ride begins at 8:30 a.m. Community mountain bike ride begins at 9 a.m. at Chains Required Bike Shop.

 8/22, Boat Show – Antique Boat Show at Pine Know Marina from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free to the public.



8/22, Workout - Free community cardiovascular conditioning at Ecore Fitness from 11-12 p.m.


8/22-9/5, weekly, Tour – 1 ½ hour walking tour of Old Town Temecula at 10 a.m. beginning at Temecula Valley Museum. $2 per person, reservations needed.

8/22, Fundraiser - Peace Restored benefit concert featuring Mary James at Menifee Bible Church at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5.

8/23, Workshop - Modern calligraphy class at Two Sisters Farms from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $95 workshop includes supplies, light brunch and instruction. Reservations recommended.


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