Inland Empire Events | Weekend Fun Guide 12/4-12/6/2015


Hello Friends and Neighbors!

In between trip to go find presents for the holidays (be sure to check out our Independent Bookstore Guide and Small Business Guide for great places to go!), be sure to stop in on one of the Inland Empire weekend events we've found for you.

Don't forget to check out our holiday guides as well!


Shout out to our Weekend Fun Guide Sponsor! Join the holiday fun at the 3rd Annual Shop 'Til You Drop in Historic Downtown Upland, happening THIS Sunday, December 6, 2015, 12-5 p.m. Take a photo with Santa with a toy donation to Upland Spark of Love Toy Drive. Bring your pet to Pet Food Emporium for "Santa Paws" photo opportunity, with $5 donation. 100% of donation goes to Upland Animal Shelter. You receive a photo and 4lb. bag of Zignature dry dog food. Enjoy shopping, food trucks, activities, giveaways, live entertainment and more! Learn more at




12/4, Craft – Coloring event at Augie’s Coffee Roasters from 6-8p.m. with Mothership Scrapbook Gal. Cost is $5-10 per project, pop-up shop present. Feel free to bring own coloring book.

12/5, Concert – Sweet and Tender Hooligans, Morrissey and The Smiths tribute band performs at Romano’s Concert Lounge at 9p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door for the 21 and over event.
12/5, Culture – 5th annual Day of Inclusion “Our Native Voices” at The Box in Riverside from 1-4p.m. Admission is free.

12/6, Craft – Holiday craft workshop with Mothership Scrapbook Gal at Packinghouse Brewing Co. from 2-5p.m. Cost is $30 a person, registration requested.

12/6, Craft – First Sunday event at the Center for Social Justice and Civil Liberties at 1p.m. Family event will feature creating pictures of everyday life.



12/4, Workshop – Tamale workshop and dinner at the Redlands Community Senior Center from 12:30-3p.m. Free participation and meal, guests pay $3 for Mexican meal served afterwards. Must register.

12/5, Concert – Melissa Polinar with Mike Isberto at The Walk at 8p.m. Tickets are $15.

12/5, Reception – Reception for art exhibit “A Few Thousand Words” by Aubrey Sanchez at Stone Wheel Olive Oil from 2-5p.m.

12/5, Pub Crawl – Downtown Redlands Santa Pub Crawl from 9a.m.-closing time at various locations in downtown Redlands. Costumes are encouraged, see site for participating locations.


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12/4, Concert – David Allen Coe at M15 Concert Bar and Grill. Doors open at 7p.m., tickets are $30 for the all-ages event.

12/4, Concert – Slanderus at Bar 1650 at 8p.m. Admission is $5 for the 21 and over event.

12/5, Tree Lighting – Tree lighting and holiday celebration at City Hall from 4-7p.m. Crafts, rides, snow play, visit with Santa and more. Free to the public, fee for Santa photo.

12/6, Comedy – Mike Cano’s Corona Comedy Escape with Jamie Kennedy at M15 Concert Bar and Grill. Doors open at 7p.m., tickets are $20 for the all-ages event.


12/4-6, Expo – Harvest Festival arts and craft show at the Fairplex Expo Hall 4 Friday 9a.m.-6p.m. Saturday 10a.m.-6p.m. and Sunday 10a.m.-5p.m. Admission is $9, over 62 $7, ages 13-17 $4, and kids free with paid adult. Parking $10 at Gate 17.

12/5, Concert – Art of Defiance and Allagaeon at The Glass House at 8p.m. Tickets are $15-17 for the all-ages event.

12/6, Swap Meet – Pomona Swap Meet and Car Show at the Fairplex main lot from 5a.m.-2p.m. General admission is $10, kids 12 and under free. Parking is $10 at Gate 17.

12/6, Home Tour – Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Auxiliary Holiday Home Tour from 10:30a.m.-4:30p.m. Tour holiday decorated homes, live entertainment, gift shop and more. Tickets $30 day of event, $27 in advance.



12/4-5, TheaterHonky performed by Ophilia’s jump at Theater Company Performing Arts Studio Friday at 8p.m. and Saturday at 4p.m. and 8p.m. Tickets are $25 general admission.

12/4, Holiday – Tree lighting and Holiday Promenade at the Depot and City Hall from 5-8p.m. Tree lighting at 6p.m.

12/5, Art Walk – Claremont Art Walk in Claremont Village from 6-9p.m. Free admission to galleries, exhibits and more.

12/5, Book Sale – Book Lovers / Antiquarian Book Sale from 10a.m.-4p.m. at Claremont Library meeting room.


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12/5, Signing – Zane Lamprey signing at Liquorama from 2-4p.m.

12/5, Yoga – Class incorporating yoga and essential oils at Studio 3 Yoga from 11a.m.-1p.m. Cost is $20.

12/5, Breakfast – Breakfast with Santa at the Gibson Senior Center from 8-10a.m. Admission is $4.

12/6, Shopping – Shop 'Til You Drop event in Downtown Upland beginning at 12p.m. Photos with “Santa Paws,” live entertainment, food trucks, vendors, scavenger hunt, window decorating contest and more. Free and open to the public.

12/6, Fundraiser – Hops for the Homeless event at Dale Bros. Brewery to fundraise for the Union Rescue Mission from 2-9p.m.



12/4-6, Comedy – Cistela Alonzo 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 for the 18 and over show.

12/5, Reading – Paws to Read at the Ovitt Family Community Library from 10a.m.-12p.m. For ages 5-12, register beforehand.

12/4-5, Christmas – Tree Lighting ceremony and more at Christmas on Euclid, Friday tree lighting from 5-8p.m. include movies at Ontario Town Square. Saturday experience with car show and crafts from 11a.m.-7p.m. See website for details.

12/5, Concert – Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Citizens Business Bank Arena at 3p.m. and 8p.m. Tickets are $27.50-62, parking is $10 cash.

12/6, Car Show – Inland Empire’s Cars N Coffee at the Milliken Starbucks from 7-9p.m.



12/4-19, weekends, TheaterConey Island Christmas at the Chino Community Theater Fridays and Saturdays at 8p.m. and Sundays at 2:30p.m. Admission is $15, $12 for seniors and students.

12/5, Car Show – Car Show and Toy Drive from 9a.m.-2p.m. at Threshold Aviation Group. Admission fee is $5 or a new unwrapped toy, kids under 12 admitted free.

12/5, Run – 2015 Reindeer Romp 5K Walk/Run, 1K Dash and 1K Fun Run beginning at 7:45a.m. Register online, registration is $20-45.

12/5, Bazaar – Charis Women’s Christmas Bazaar from 9:30-2p.m. at Calvary Chapel Chino Valley. Free admission, see site for vendor registration.


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12/4, FundraiserA Christmas Carol performed by the Big Bear Theater Repertory Company in radio drama style at The Cave. Suggested donation of $5 or two nonperishable canned food items. Doors open at 6:30p.m.

12/6, Recital – 2015 Winter Voice Recital at the Big Bear Performing Arts Center at 2p.m. Adult admission is $13, students 21 and under $9, seniors $11.

12/6, ConcertJim Curry’s A Rocky Mountain Christmas at The Cave. Doors open at 2p.m., tickets are $20-40.


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12/4-6, Skateboarding – El Gato Classic competition at Palm Springs Skatepark and downtown Palm Springs. See website for event details.

12/5, Concert – Scott Bruce in Blue Suede Christmas at The Purple Room. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m., show starts at 7p.m. Show ticket is $20.



12/4-20, weekends, Trains – Santa’s North Pole Special ride at Orange Empire Railway Museum. Ride a train to Santa’s Workshop. Cost is $15 for ages 12 and up and $10 for ages 2-11.

12/6, Toy Drive – Toy drive at Action Star Games. Paintball plays is a $20 toy plus a $10 administration fee.



12/3-13, weekends, TheaterHark! The Harold! At Carol’s Restaurant at Bailey Winery at 7p.m. Tickets are $22 general admission, $17 seniors, students and military, $30 royal table.

12/5-6, Concert – 16th Annual Christmas In The Air concert by the Southwest Women’s Chorus at the Temecula Community Theater Saturday at 7:30p.m. and Sunday at 2p.m. Tickets are $18 regular, $15 military and students with ID.


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