Inland Empire Events | Weekend Fun Guide 2/26-2/28/2016


Hello Friends and Neighbors!

Leap Day isn’t until Monday, but there are so many reasons to leap out and enjoy the Inland Empire with this list of Inland Empire weekend events we’ve found for you.

Remember the sunblock when you head out this weekend!


Shout out to this week's Weekend Fun Guide sponsor, Chino Basin Water Conservation District in Montclair. Stop by this Saturday, February 27th to attend their free Gardening Workshop from 9a.m. to 12p.m. Learn more about this free workshop and others by clicking here. To learn more about the beautiful drought-friendly gardens, as well as this location's interactive and educational exhibits, click here.





2/26, Concert – Dio Saucedo & Friends at Romano’s Concert Lounge at 8p.m. Tickets are $20.

2/26, Craft – Crochet and Knitting Club at the Woodcrest Public Library at 3p.m. Free participation, bring preferred needles or hooks.

2/28-3/17, Exhibit – Women of the New Contemporary exhibit open at La Sierra University Brandstater Gallery with a reception Sunday from 5-8p.m. Free admission.

2/27-28, Festival – The Riverside Dickens Festival at several locations in Downtown Riverside, some events free, some require admission. See website for details.

2/27, Concert – The Curse, a tribute band to The Cure, performs at Romano’s Concert Lounge at 9p.m., Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door for the 21 and over event.

2/27, Lecture – Paul J. Landa Memorial Lecture at La Sierra University’s Troesh Conference Center at 4p.m. Free admission.

2/27, Concert – La Sierra University student Jonathon Mamora on piano at Hole Memorial Auditorium at 7p.m. Free admission.

2/27, Run – Running Wild for Hidden Valley 5K, 10K and one-mile fun run at Hidden Valley Nature Center’s Santa Ana Bike Trail. Races begin at 8a.m., registration is $20-30 on race day.

2/27, Fitness – Free Family Zumba class at the Cesar Chavez Community Center at 10:15 a.m.

2/27, Wine and Art – Painting & Vino at My Learning Studio at 6:45p.m. Cost is $27 for first guest, $20 additional.

2/28, Oscars – A Red Carpet Screening at The Fox Riverside Theater from 4-9p.m. Tickets are $25-125.


2/27-28, Festival – Charlotte S. Huck Children’s Literature Festival at the University of Redlands. Children’s Literature authors and illustrators in attendance, $200 for conference attendees, bookstore open to the public.

2/28, Grand Opening – Gentleman’s Barbershop GrandOpening from 12-6p.m. Tacos and live music.



2/27, Fair – Family Fun Resource Fair at Valley Star Community Services from 10a.m.-3p.m.

2/27, Free Dump Day – Free Dump Day at Perris Hill Park from 8-11a.m. Household residents can drop off unwanted items like old mattresses and tires. Restrictions apply.



2/27, Trout Derby – Trout Derby at Yucaipa Regional Park from 7a.m.-1p.m. $20 per person plus $10 vehicle fee. Must have cash fishing license.


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2/27, Chili Cook-Off – Fire and Ice Chili Cook-Off and Craft Beer Festival at Corona-Norco Family YMCA from 11a.m.-3p.m. Tickets are $7.50-15, family tickets are $40, beer garden tickets are $25.

2/27, Concert – Journey’s, a Journey cover band, at M15 Concert Bar and Grill. Doors open at 7p.m., tickets are $10 for the 21 and over event.

2/28, Health – Mobile Health Clinic with free physicals, diabetic meters and more from 11a.m.-2pm. At the Islamic Society of Corona.



2/26, Concert – Lovely Bad Things at Flyaway at Fox at 7:30p.m. Tickets are $10.

2/26, Fundraiser – Pomona Youthbuild Charter SGVCC fundraiser at Brick Market Deli from 1:30-7:30p.m. Download flyer and present with order.

2/27, Concert – A Static Lullaby at The Glass House at 8p.m. Tickets are $15-18.

2/26, Concert – Strung Out at The Glass House at 8p.m. Tickets are $16-18 for the all-ages event.

2/27, Race – Insane Inflatable 5K at the Fairplex. Waves begin at 8a.m., see site for registering for a race or all-access pass.

2/27-28, Driving School – B.R.A.K.E.S. Driving School at White Ave. Lot 3. Parking is at Gate 9, register online.

2/28, Expo – Los Angeles Quinceanera Expo at The Fairplex from 12-5p.m. including vendors and fashion show. Tickets are $5.



2/27, Gardening – Free Composting Workshop at the Chino Water Basin Conservation District at 9a.m.



2/26, Comedy – Richy Leis at Flappers Comedy Club Friday at 8p.m. and 10p.m. and Saturday at 7p.m. and 9p.m. Tickets are $20.



2/26, Party – Casino Night at Okamont of San Antonio Heights from 5-8p.m. Appetizers, casino games and more.

2/26, Club – Level Up Tween Club at Upland Public Library at 3:30p.m.

2/27, Screening – Screening of Prejudice and Pride documentary at Carnegie Cultural Center at 1p.m. with discussion afterwards. Free admission.

2/27, Gardening – Organic vegetable gardening workshop at Upland Public Library at 11a.m. Free event, drawing for veggie container garden at event.

2/28, Sports – SoCal Rivalry Night with Kings vs. Ducks game viewing at Dale Bros. Brewery from 6-9p.m. Happy hour pricing.



2/26-28, Motorcycles – Fasttrack Riders racing school at the Auto Club Speedway. See website for registration details.

2/27, Fair – Community Alliance for Fontana Students 6th Annual Community Fair at Citrus Elementary School from 11a.m.-2p.m. Crafts, resources and free cell phones to select participants.

2/27, Racing – Drive or ride-along in an exotic car with Exotics Racing beginning at $199. See website for registration details.

2/27, Test & Tune – Open Test & Tune event at the Auto Club Dragway beginning at 9a.m. Drivers are $50, crew and spectators are admitted for $10.

2/28, Fundraiser – One For Them Bowling For Our Heroes Fundraiser at Brunswick Foothill Lanes from 1-4p.m. Tickets are $40 and include two hours of bowling, shoes, pizza and wings lunch. Raffles, prizes and more.

2/28, Racing – Street Legal Style drag racing at the Auto Club Speedway. Cars are admitted for $20, spectators admitted for $10, races start at 9a.m.


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2/25-28, Sale – TOMS warehouse sale at 5200 Shea Center Drive Friday from 10a.m.-8p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9a.m.-7p.m.

2/25-28, Comedy – Carlos Mencia 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 $25-50 for the 21 and over event.

2/26-28, Dance – Thunderstruck Dance Competition Friday through Sunday from 4-10p.m at the Ontario Convention Center. See website for details.

2/26-28, Competition – Compete World Class Martial Arts Competition beginning Friday at 4p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 9a.m. Parking is $9. See website for registration details.

2/26, Health Fair – Supervisor Hagman’s First Annual Happy Hearts Health Fair at Westwind Community Center from 10a.m.-1p.m.

2/27, Workshop – Circus Poster Presentation and Circus Diorama Workshop at the Ontario Museum of History & Art from 2-4p.m.

2/26-27, Wrestling – The Southern Section Championships Wrestling Master’s Meet at Citizen’s Business Bank Arena beginning at 10a.m. Tickets are $7-15, parking is $5 cash.

2/28, Concert – Rock & Worship Roadshow at Citizens Business Bank Arena at 6p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door, VIP available. Parking is $10 cash.

2/28, Exhibit – Dee Marcellus Cole exhibit’s artist reception at Chaffey Museum from 2-4p.m.



2/26, Concert – Los Lonely Boys at the Lewis Family Playhouse at 8p.m. Tickets are $32-40.

2/27, Dance – Dragonfly Orchestra at the Lewis Family Playhouse at 8p.m. Tickets are $32-40.



2/27-28, Snow Sports – High Cascade Adult Snowboard Camp at Snow Summit. Ages 21 and over only, see website for details.

2/27, Concert – An American Journey at The Cave at 6:30p.m. Tickets are $20-30.



2/26-28, Auction – Classic Car Auction at the Palm Springs Convention Center Friday 12-8p.m. with free admission, Saturday and Sunday with 8a.m. preview and auctions beginning at 10a.m. $15 for one-day ticket or $25 for both.

2/26-28, Book Sale – Friends of the Palm Springs Library Book Sale Saturday from 9a.m.-4p.m. and Sunday from 9a.m.-2p.m. Friday sale for members only.  

2/27, Festival – Black History Month Parade and Town Fair at Frances Stevens Park. Parade starts at 11a.m. Festival goes until 6p.m.

2/27, Kids Event – Fairytales and Frog Day at The Living Desert from 10a.m.-2p.m. Animal encounters, costumed characters and more. Free with paid admission of $9.95 for kids ages 3-12, general admission $19.95.

2/27, Dog Training – Dog Training seminar with Don Sullivan at Guide Dogs of the Desert. $125 per person, see site for details.


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2/27, Health Fair – 1st annual Moreno Valley Free Health and Dental Fair at Rolling Ridge Plaza from 10a.m.-2p.m. Free screening, dental, resources and more. Pre-registration recommended.



2/26, Festival – Pechanga’s 8th Annual Chocolate Decadence at Pechanga Resort Casino at 7p.m. Designated driver $30, general admission $55, VIP is $75.

2/27, Comedy – Comedy at The Merc at 8p.m. Tickets are $8-12.

2/27, Festival – Pechanga’s 8th Annual Wine Festival at Pechanga Resort & Casino at 8p.m. General admission is $65, VIP is $85, designated driver are $40.


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