Inland Empire Events | Weekend Fun Guide 3/3-3/5/2016


Hello friends and neighbors!

Spring has certainly sprung a little early all over the Inland Empire, bringing in a new crop of fantastic weekend events for you to enjoy!

Don’t forget a sweater for nighttime, just in case!


Shout out to this week's Weekend Fun Guide sponsor, Chino Basin Water Conservation District in Montclair. Stop by this Saturday, March 5th 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.




3/4, Concert – El Contunto Nueva Ola at Romano’s Concert Lounge at 9p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door for the 21 and over event.

3/4-5, Sale – Rummage Sale at The Grove Church Friday from 9a.m.-4p.m. and Saturday from 8a.m.-2p.m.

3/5, Car Show – Classic Car Show benefitting Ronald McDonald House at Law’s Restaurant from 10a.m.-4p.m. Admission per person is one unwrapped toy worth $15 or more.

3/5, Festival – Holi Festival of Color Riverside at Martha Mclean from 11a.m.-2p.m. Dance, live music, yoga and more. Admission is $5, kids 12 and under admitted free.

3/5, Club – Woodcrest Library LEGO Club at Woodcrest Library at 2p.m.

3/5, Concert – Cotton Club Revue at Riverside Community Players at 7p.m. The concert, features the jazz classics of the Harlem Renaissance is a fundraiser for the Riverside Lyric Opera. VIP admission is $50, general is $25, seniors admitted for $20, children 12 and under admitted for $10.

3/5, Concert – No Duh, No Doubt tribute band at Romano’s Concert Lounge at 9p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

3/6, Film Festival – The Riverside Jewish Film Festival at The Box Riverside. Films showing at 1p.m., 3p.m. and 7p.m. Tickets are $10 for each film, children 12 and under admitted for $6.

3/5, Clean-Up – Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful clean up project at Rutland Park from 8-11a.m. Must RSVP, see website for details.

3/5, Kids Event – Touch-A-Truck event at Flabob Airport from 9a.m.-2p.m., including "quiet hour" from 9-10a.m. Admission is $5, family pack for $20, under 2 admitted free.

3/5, Fundraiser – “Dress Me Up” Fashion Show and Luncheon at the Riverside Convention Center. Silent auction, lunch and more. Tickets are $75 a person.

3/5, Concert – Guitar and orchestra concert by the Riverside County Philharmonic at 7:30p.m. at the Fox Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $27-97.

3/6, Film Screening – Casablanca at the Fox Performing Arts Center at 5p.m. Tickets are $11.

3/6, TheaterPirates of Penzance at La Sierra University’s Hole Memorial Auditorium at 3p.m. Tickets are $15.

3/6, Family Event – First Sundays at several locations in downtown Riverside from 1-4p.m. See website for locations and activities.



 Now through 3/20, weekends, TheaterAlice in Wonderland at LifeHouse Theater Fridays at 7:30p.m., Saturdays at 2:15p.m. and 7:30p.m. and Sundays at 2:15p.m. Tickets are $8 or $10 for children ages 3-11, adults $16 or $20.

Now through 3/7, Sale – My Bump To Bundle’s Moo La La Boutique at the former Gottschalks from 9a.m.-5p.m. Free admission.

3/4, Celebration – Dr. Seuss Celebration at the Redlands YMCA from 10:30a.m. -12p.m. Free event for the public, but please register.

3/5, Fundraiser – 9th Annual Grove School Monopoly Tournament from 9a.m.-4p.m. Registration is $25-30, prizes and lunch provided.

3/5, Trunk Show – Matilda Jane trunk show at Rubie Tuesday’s Boutique from 12-3p.m.

3/6, Run - Run Through Redlands 5K, 10K and half marathon through Redlandswith races beginning at 7a.m. Kinder dash for ages 3-6 at 10a.m., registration begins at 8a.m. at Smiley Library. Registration for races is $35-70.


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3/4-13, TheaterThe Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by Christian Arts and Theatre Fridays and Saturdays at 7p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2p.m. at the Civic Auditorium. Tickets are $15-17 at the door, $75 for a family of five.

3/4, Concert – 80z Allstars at M15 Concert Bar and Grill. Doors open at 7p.m., tickets are $15 for the 18 and over event.

3/5, Concert – King’s X at M15 Concert Bar and Grill. Doors open at 7p.m., tickets are $22 for the all-ages event.



3/3-5, Crafts – Quilt, Craft and Sew Festival at the Fairplex Expo Hall 5 Friday from 10a.m.-5p.m., Saturday from 10a.m.-4p.m. $10 admission is good all thre days, parking is $10 at Gate 17.

3/4-6, Yard Sale – City-wide yard sale throughout Pomona. See site for details.

3/4, Concert – Johnny Marr at The Glass House at 9p.m. Tickets are $27-30.

3/4, Concert – Vance Joy with Elle King & Jamie Lawson at the Fox Theater Pomona at 8pm. Tickets are $35-45.

3/5, Concert – Matchbook Romance at The Glass House at 8p.m.

3/5-31, Exhibit – “ArtReach 2016:The Art of Metaphor” exhibit at the Milliard Sheets Art Center with opening reception Saturday from 6-9p.m.



3/5, Celebration – 75th Anniversary of The Founding of the Scripps College Press event beginning at 9a.m. Symposium is $15, including lunch, or $42.50 for symposium and dinner.



3/4-5, Sale – Upland Women’s Club Rummage Sale beginning at 8a.m.

3/4, Networking – Upland Chamber of Commerce First Friday networking breakfast meeting at 7a.m. Cost is $15 members, prospectives and walk-ins $20.

3/5, Fundraiser – Dales Bros Brewery fundraiser to support the Claremont Community Foundation all day. See site for details.



3/5, Gardening – Free mulch giveaway at the Chino Basin Water Conservation District at 8:30a.m.

3/5, Workshop – Plant Propagation Workshop at the Chino Basin Water Conservation District at 9a.m.


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3/4, Comedy – Joel McHale at the Ontario Improv Comedy Club at 7:30p.m. and 9:45p.m. Tickets are $30 for the 18 and over event.

3/5-6, Comedy – Ryan Hamilton at the Ontario Improv Comedy Club Saturday at 7p.m. and 9:15p.m. and Sunday at 7p.m. Tickets are $20 for the 18 and over event.

3/5, Fights – King of the Cage at Citizens Business Bank Arena at 6p.m. Tickets are $50, parking is $10 cash.

3/5, Competition – Southern California Cheersport Grand Championship at the Ontario Convention Center. Admission is $10 cash only, kids 10 and under admitted free. See site for details.

3/6, Concert – “Mozart Masterpieces” performed by the Southland Symphony Orchestra at Bethel UCC Ontario at 4p.m. Free admission, donation requested.



3/5, Sale – The 7th Annual Rancho Cucamonga Animal Care and Adoption Center’s Furry Friend Flea Market yard sale at Lions Center West from 8a.m.- 1p.m. $1 entrance fee.

3/5, Storytime – Family Saturday Jungle Jubilee at Biane Library at 2p.m. Focusing on family an children ages 2-12, limited seating, free tickets available at Children’s Information desk.



Now through 3/6, TheaterMemphis the Musical at Tibbies Center Stage Fontana Friday at 7:30p.m., Saturday at 7p.m. and Sunday at 2p.m. Show only is $20, see website for dinner and show packages.

3/5-6, Driving  The Rusty Wallace Experience at the Auto Club Speedway. Drive a race car or ride-along. See site for registration details.

3/5, Racing – Street Legal Drags at the Auto Club Dragway beginning at 9a.m. Spectator admission is $10, $20 for driver registration, see site for details.

3/6, Racing – Import Face-Off at the Auto Club Dragway. See site for details.

3/4, Town Hall – Logistics Industry Town Hall meeting at San Bernardino Valley College’s Business Conference Center from 12-1p.m.



3/5, Hike – Hike the Valley with Healthy Chino at Eaton Valley Falls at 8:30a.m. Chino residents $15, other $25, must be at least 10 years old.

3/5, Run - Dairyaire 5K, kids fun run and one-mile stampede beginning at Ayala Park at 7:45a.m. Registration is $5-35, see site for details.



3/4-6, Snow Sports – Big Bear Romp, gay snow play weekend. Activity admission ranges from $15-20, see website for details.

3/5, Scouting – 12th Annual Sount Day at Big Bear Mountain. See site for details, family discounts available.

3/5, Plunge – 5th Annual Big Bear Lake Polar Plunge to support the Special Olympics Inland Empire. $50 participation fee, event from 10a.m.-2p.m.

3/5, Concert – A Sweet Taste of Italy concert and fundraiser for Mountaintop Strings. Beverages and desserts during 4 and 7 sessions, tickets are $25.

3/5 Concert – Kissed Alive, Kiss tribute band at The Cave at 6:30p.m. Tickets are $10-20.


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3/4-5, Art Show – 27th Annual Coachella Valley Watercolors Society members art show at The Palm Springs Air Museum from 10a.m.-5p.m. Free admission.

3/5, Run – Shamrock 5K beginning at the American Legion and going through downtown. Registration is $35, includes pancake breakfast. See site for details.

3/5, Festival – Friends of the Desert Mountains Wildflower Festival from the San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Activity Center. Kids activities, art and crafts, free shuttle from parking area at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church. Free admission.



3/5, Expo – Recreation Expo at the Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center from 9a.m.-1p.m. Free admission.



3/4, Open Mic – YAC Open Mic Night at the Perris Teen Center at 7p.m.

3/5, Sale – Spring Railroadiana Swap Meet at the Orange Empire Railway Museum from 9a.m.-5p.m. Event is free for members, admission otherwise is $8-12 for admission and rides, $5-7 for swap meet only.



3/3-19, Theater – Shakespeare in the Vines at Baily Vineyard & Winery with “The Complete History of America” at 7p.m. Tickets are $30 for royal table seating, regular is $22, $17 for seniors, students and military. Not recommended for children under 12.

3/4-5, Car Show – Temecula Rod Run through Old Town Temecula with a Friday night cruise from 5-8p.m. and a Saturday car show from 9a.m.-4p.m. Free admission.


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