Inland Empire Events | Weekend Fun Guide 10/2-10/4/2015


Hello Friends and Neighbors!

The nights are getting longer, leaving plenty of time to spend the days with the family and the nights out on the town checking out one of the awesome Inland Empire weekend events we’ve found for you!

Be sure to check out our apple picking and pumpkin patch guides to get in the harvest mood, and our Oktoberfest guide to brew up a good time. We'll see you at the IE Cupcake Fair & Baking Expo this Sunday!

Go make some memories!

p.s. This week's photos are from Something Sweet by Serina in Downtown Riverside. You can catch her at the IE Cupcake Fair & Baking Expo, October 4, at the Riverside Convention Center





10/2-10/4, weekends, Theater - Mary Poppins at Landis Performing Arts Center Fridays and Saturdays at 7p.m. and Sundays at 2p.m. Tickets are $29-50. 

10/2-4, Festival - Riverside Greek Fest at St. Andrew Orthodox Christian Church Friday from 4-10p.m., Saturday from 11a.m.-10p.m. and Sunday 1-8p.m. Live music, dance demonstrations, food, church tours and more. Daily admission is $5 for adults, $2-4 college students with ID and kids 12 and under are admitted free.  

10/2, Concert - Mechanical Manson at Romano’s Concert Lounge at 9p.m. Tickets are 12 at the door for the 21 and over event.

10/2, Astronomy - “Galaxies” presentation at the Dixon Planetarium at Riverside City College at 7p.m. Admission is $5 adults, $4 for students and children 12 and under admitted for $2.50.

10/2, Concert - Wisin at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium at 7pm. Tickets are $35.

10/2, Reception - “Baby Tattooville: Fade to Black” art exhibit opening reception at the Riverside Art Museum from 7-9p.m.

10/3, Workshop - Backyard composting workshop at 10a.m. at Hunt Park’s Rench Community Center. Free to the public.

10/3, Concert - Live and Local Saturdays concert at Lake Alice Trading Co. Saloon & Eatery at 9p.m. Admission is $6.

10/3, Concert - Queen Nation at Romano’s Concert Lounge at 9p.m. Tickets are $15.

10/3, Run - Hometown Heroes Run fundraiser to benefit the families of fallen and injured officers at Arlington Sports Park from 7-11a.m. Registration for the 5K run is $40, 10K is $50, kids are $20.

10/3, Class - “The Adventures of Olive Oil” class at Necessary Nutrition at 10a.m. Registration for members of first-time guests is $17, non-members $37.

10/3, Ballet – The Russian Grand Ballet performs Swan Lake at the Riverside Performing Arts Center at 6:30p.m. Tickets are $40-70.

10/4, Expo - Inland Empire Cupcake Fair & Baking Expo at the Riverside Convention Center from 12-4p.m. Raffle, baking demos and cupcake samples. Admission is $20, includes one raffle ticket and 6 samples, kids ages 2 and under are free. Event sold out, so now admission-only tickets are for sale at the door for $10, which does not include tasting tickets. Tasting tickets are sold out.

10/4, Walk - Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk to benefit the American Cancer Society at Rancho Jurupa Park beginning at 7a.m.

10/4, Lecture - Lecture on Syria and Iraq at La Sierra University’s Art Department from 6-8p.m. Event is the opening of an art show by faculty.

10/4, Art - First Sunday event at the Riverside Art Museum from 1-4p.m. Make a self portrait and or a piece with drought-tolerant materials.



Now through 10/31, Pumpkin Patch  - The Christmas Tree Farm and Pumpkin Patch at Live Oak Canyon beginning at 9a.m. Admission is $3 on the weekends, activities and pumpkins additional cost.

10/3-31, Exhibit - Into the WILD art show at Stone Wheel Olive Oil Company. Opening reception Saturday from 4-7p.m.

10/3, Football - Rah Rah Redlands! University of Redlands football opening game celebration at Ted Runner Stadium and Thompson Aquatic Center. Open swim from 3-5p.m., family zone and food trucks from 4-7p.m. Adults $10, kids ages 4-12 $5, kids 3 and under and U of R students are admitted free, family pass $35.

10/4, Walk - Believe Walk 5K and 10K through Redlands beginning on State and Orange Streets at 8a.m. Registration is $50 adults, $25 kids ages 4-12. Walk ends in celebration at Redlands Bowl.   


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10/3-4, Expo - XO Gold Cup lifestyle expo at the National Orange Show with tattoo show and cannabis industry competition Saturday from 11a.m.-7p.m.  with concert afterwards, and Sunday 10a.m.-7p.m. 

10/3, Concert - San Barnardino Symphony presents “Mosaico Latino” at the California Theatre at 7:30p.m. Tickets are $25-55.

10/3, Concert - Taste of Chaos music festival with Jimmy Eat World, The Used, Dashboard Confessional and more at San Manuel Ampitheater at 12:30p.m. Tickets are $25-42.



10/3, Walk - Corona Life Services’ Walk for Life at Corona City Park beginning at 9a.m. Free to attend, donations support Corona Life Services.

10/3, Concert - Burn and Allison Chains at M15 Concert Bar and Grill. Doors open at 7p.m., tickets are $10 for the 18 and over event.



10/2, Fundraiser - Start Healing Foundation kickoff event at The dA Center for the Arts at 6p.m. Food, silent auction and art sale.

10/2, Concert - Indie Rock Dance Party at Acerogami at 9p.m. Free admission for the 21 and over event.

10/3-4, Expo - Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo at the Fairplex Saturday 9a.m.-6p.m. and Sunday 9a.m.-5p.m. Tickets are $13, at the door $15, children ages 6-12 are $6, 5 and under are admitted free. Family four-pack $28 online only. Parking at Gate $17 at prevailing rates.

10/3, Concert - Noah at the Fox Theater Pomona at 7p.m. Tickets are $40 presale, $50 at the door.

10/3, Reading - Pomona Reads! From 11a.m.-4p.m. at the Civic Center Plaza. Lectures, book signings, and children’s activities.

10/3, Concert - Godflesh at The Glass House at 8p.m. Tickets are $26-30 for the all-ages event.



10/3, Fundraiser - 2nd Chance Thrift Shop Preview Sale and Fundraiser beginning at 4p.m. Tickets are $20, includes food, beverages and opportunity drawing.

10/3, Tour - Upland Heritage Restoration Workshop featuring the Romo Manor from 9a.m.-4p.m. Free admission, lunch provided for $5. 



10/2-3, Comedy – Larry Omaha at Flappers Comedy Club Claremont Friday at 8p.m. and 10p.m. and Saturday at 7p.m. and 9p.m. Tickets are $20.

10/3, Exhibit - Opening reception for A.G. Castenada at The Colony at Loft 204 from 6-9p.m. Free admission.

10/3, Art Walk - Claremont Art Walk from 6-9p.m. Free admission to participating galleries, vendors, live entertainment and more.

10/3-4, Festival - Fall Planting Festival at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden’s Grow Native Nursery from 10a.m.-4p.m. Plants for sale as well as experts and grapevine wreaths. Free admission to the nursery.


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Now through 11/8, Exhibit - Dia De los Muertos: Sharing Traditions at the Museum of History and Art during museum hours of 12-4p.m. Free admission. 

10/1-4, Comedy - Jeff Garcia at the Ontario Improv Comedy Club Friday at 7:30p.m. and 9:45p.m., Saturday at 7p.m. and 9:15p.m. and Sunday at 7p.m. Tickets are $20.

10/2-4, Expo - Hot Tub Pool and Spa Show at the Ontario Convention Center Friday from 12-8p.m., Saturday from 10a.m.-8p.m. and Sunday 10a.m.-6p.m.

10/2. Hockey - Ontario Reign versus the San Diego Gulls at Citizens Business Bank Arena at 7p.m. Tickets are $6-33.

10/3, Concert - Bill Gaither at Citizens Business Bank Arena at 6p.m. Tickets are $28.50-79.50, bring cash for parking.

10/4, Concert - Newsboys at Citizens Business Bank Arena at 7p.m. Tickets are $23-25, parking is $10 cash.  



10/1-4, Racing - NHRA Division 7 ET Finals at the Auto Club Dragway Friday beginning at 8a.m., Saturday at 8a.m. and Sunday at 9a.m. Spectators are $15 per day, kids 12 and under admitted free.

10/3, Festival - Rock the Paws concert to benefit Barstow Humane Society and Northstar Pet Assistance at Eagles Aerie 2561 from 12-11p.m. Live music, raffles, vendors and adoptions. Tickets are $6, ages 12 and under admitted free.  

10/3-4, Racing - Speed Ventures at the Auto Club Speedway featuring motocross, time trials and more. Registration is $195 a day.

10/3, Fundraiser - Mayor’s Gala to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Fontana from 6-11p.m. Entertainment, dancing auction and more. Tickets are $50, available online.



10/3, Trunk Show - California Custom Design Trunk Show at the Macys women’s building in Victoria Gardens from 10a.m.-7p.m. 


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10/3, Hiking - Hike the Valley event featuring Marshall Canyon Trail in Marshall Canyon Regional Park. Advance registration and $15 fee required.



10/3, Open Mic - Open Mic Jam Sessions at Candy’s Bar beginning at 3p.m. Repeats weekly.

10/4, Festival - Herbivore Festival at Crafton Hills College from 12-5p.m. Lectures, cooking demos and activity demonstrations and workshops. See website for schedule.  



10/2-4, Yard Sale -  City-wide yard sale. $15 for permit, signs and ad in Record Gazette.

10/3, Animal Clinic - Low-cost animal care clinic and Saturday service at the Beaumont Civic Center. Microchip, shots for cats and dogs. Call for more information.



10/2-11/1, Zoo - Flashlight Safari at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo from 6:30-8:30p.m. Explore the zoo after dark with nocturnal animals. Admission is $12 for adults, $9 for seniors and kids 3-10, under 3 admitted free.  

10/3-4, Fishing- Troutfest fishing competition on Big Bear Lake. Check in at Visitors Center, fishing 10a.m.-4p.m. at Big Bear Marina. Registration is $75 adults, $50 juniors.

10/3, Home Tour - Hearth and Home Tour from 9a.m.-3p.m. presented by the Soroptomist International of Big Bear Valley. Tickets are $25, check website for sale locations.



10/2, Reception - Opening reception for the Desert Art Center of Coachella Valley from 6-8p.m.  

10/3-4, Festival - Calico Days at Calico Ghost Town Saturday from 9a.m.-9p.m. and Sunday 9a.m.-5p.m. Burro races, music, entertainment, activities and more.

10/4, Reception - Exhibit opening of The Coachella Valley Historical Society’s “1965: 50 Years of Preserving the Past for the Present” at the Coachella Valley History Museum from 1-4p.m. Free to the public.


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10/3-11, Fair - Southern California Fair at the Lake Perris Fairgrounds. Carnival, livestock auction, demolition derby and more. See website for schedule and details.  

10/3, Party - MASH Bash at March Field Air Museum beginning at 6p.m. Dress up as a MASH character. Silent auctions, entertainment and more. Military is $25, general is $50.



10/3, Kids Event - Talk. Read. Sing. Fest! at Hesperia Branch Library from 10a.m. to 3p.m. Event is free. Each child under five can get balloon art, face painting and free books to take home!



10/2, Exhibit - "Art Off The Walls" exhibit at the Truax Building from 6-9p.m. Free admission, repeats monthly.

10/3, Fair - Sears Safety Fair at the Sears parking lot at Promenade Temecula from 10a.m.-2p.m.

10/3, Quilt Show - 17th annual Old Town Temecula Outdoor Quilt Show from 10a.m.-3p.m. in Old Town Temecula. Live auction at 1p.m.

10/3, Concert - Mozart Rocks at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater at 7:30p.m. Tickets are $32.

10/4, Concert - The Manhattan Transfer at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater at 7p.m. Tickets are $65-95.


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