Inland Empire Weekend Fun Guide 4/8-4/10/2016


Hello Friends and Neighbors!

April may be bringing showers, but don't let a little rain stop you from grabbing an umbrella and heading to one of the fun Inland Empire weekend events happening!

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 4/8-10, Baseball - High Desert Mavericks vs. Inland Empire 66ers at Heritage Field Friday and Saturday at 6:35 and Sunday at 1:05p.m. Tickets are $8-10. 



4/2-10, Trains - Train Days at the San Bernardino County Museum and Victor Valley Museum with model trains, special exhibits and more. Participation is free with museum admission of $2.50-5. 



4/8, Gaming - Bingo at The Big Bear Elks Lodge from 7-10p.m.

4/9-10, Nature Walk - Nature walks with the Big Bear Discovery Center beginning at 1p.m. and 2p.m. Free participation. Repeating weekly.

4/9, Nature Walk - Wildflower Walk at Baldwin Lake Ecological Preserve at 11:30a.m.

4/9, Concert - Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers at The Cave at 6:30p.m. Tickets are $18.

4/10, Hiking - Easy 1.7 mile hike as introduction for new hikers and families beginning at Woodland Trailhead at 10a.m. Bring water and a snack, contact for more details.


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4/9, Car Show - Corn Feed Run Car Show & Cruise at the Chino Civic Center from 8a.m.-3p.m. Vendors, show cars, open header and more. Held rain or shine.

4/9, Hiking - Hike the Valley with Healthy Chino at Santiago Creek Train at 8:30a.m. Registration is $15, $25 for non-residents. Bring water, hat, etc.



Now through 4/10, Theater - Urinetown at Pomona College’s Seaver Theater Friday and Saturday at 8p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2p.m. Tickets are $6-11.

4/8-9, Comedy - Alycia Cooper from Last Comic Standing at Flappers Comedy Club Claremont Friday at 8p.m. and 10p.m. and Saturday 7p.m. and 9p.m. Tickets are $20.

4/9, Festival - International Festival from 12-4p.m. at Claremont McKenna College’s North Mall.



 4/8, Grand Opening - Dog Haus Grand Opening with free Haus dogs all day. Weekend sales benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire.

4/8, Concert - Dirty Little Secrets at M15 Concert Bar and Grill. Doors open at 7p.m., tickets are $10 for the 18 and over event.

4/9, Concert - Dead Man’s Party at M15 Concert Bar and Grill. Doors open at 7pm., tickets are $20 for the all-ages show.

4/9, Celebration - Corona Grand Road Race Celebration at City Hall from 9a.m.-3p.m. with Pinewood Derby, car show, live entertainment and more.

4/9 , Swap Meet - Antique Radio Swap Meet at Marie Callenders parking lot from 7-10:30a.m.



Now through 4/9, Fashion - El Paseo Fashion Week at various locations, check website for details.

4/8-10, Festival - Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival at several locations. Check website for tickets and schedule.

4/8-10, Health - California CareForce Coachella Valley Expedition event at the Riverside County Fairgrounds. Lineup begins at 5a.m., transportation from American Cab, information here.

4/8, Mythology - The 13th Fairy, mythological exploration of Maleficent at The Ace Hotel from 7-9p.m. Free and for all ages.

4/8, Museum - 11th Annual Meet The Museum event with The Art of Justice event from 6-9p.m. Dress as your favorite superhero. Admission is $10, VIP is $100.  Part of White Party weekend.

4/9, Concert - Gladys Knight at Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino at 8p.m. Tickets are $39-79.

4/9, Concert - Sugar Ray performs Spa Resort Casino’s Concert Under the Palm at 7:30p.m. Free admission,


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Now through 4/24, Theater - The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Tibbies Center Stage Fontana Fridays at 7:30p.m., Saturdays at 7p.m. and Sundays at 2p.m. Show-only tickets are $20, dinner and show menus available, see website.  

4/8-10, Racing - California Festival of Speed for Porsche enthusiasts with vendors, time trails and more at the Auto Club Speedway from 9a.m.-5p.m. Free admission, parking is $10.

4/9, Racing - Street Legal Drags at the Auto Club Dragway beginning at 9a.m. Drivers are admitted for $20, spectators are admitted for $10. See site for rules.



4/9, Hiking - City of Highland Community Trails Day from 8a.m.-11a.m. See map for routes.



4/8-10, Baseball - Rancho Cucamonga Quakes vs. Lake Elsinore Storm at LoanMart Field Friday and Saturday at 7:05p.m. and Sunday at 2:05p.m. Tickets are $9-13.



4/9, Baby Fair - First Annual Temecula Valley Birth & Baby Fair at the Murietta Community Center from 11a.m.-4p.m. Admission is $10, kids admitted free.



4/8, Grand Opening - iFLY Ontario Grand Opening from 10a.m.-6p.m. Call for reservation.

4/8, Hockey - Ontario Reign vs. Bakersfield Condors at Citizens Business Bank Arena at 7p.m. Tickets are $13-88, parking is $5 cash.

4/9, Performance - The 2016 Southern California Percussion Alliance Championship Finals at Citizens Business Bank Arena beginning at 11a.m. Tickets are $17-42, parking is $10 cash.


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4/9-10, Festival - Rail Festival at the Orange Empire Railway Museum from 9a.m.-5p.m., with ride from 11a.m.-4p.m. Trolley parade, exhibits, live entertainment and more. Admission is $10-15, operating locomotive is $20.



Now through 4/10,RV Show - Giant RV Spring Show at the Fairplex at Gate 9 from 9a.m.-7p.m. Free admission.

4/8-10, Expo - Hot Tub and Swim Spa Show at The Fairplex Friday from 12-8p.m., Saturday 10a.m.-8p.m. and Sunday 10a.m.-6p.m. Free admission, parking $10 at Gate 17.

4/8, Concert - Killswitch Engage at the Fox Theater Pomona at 7p.m. Tickets are $26-32.

4/9, Art Walk - Downtown Pomona Art Walk every second Saturday from 6-9p.m. See site for participating galleries.

4/9, Run - Breakthrough for Brain Tumors throughout the Fairplex campus. Parking is $10 at Gate 17, see site for registration information.

4/9, Expo - 2016 Golden Future 50+ Senior Expo from 10a.m.-3p.m. at Sheraton Fairplex. Free admission and parking.



4/9, Car Show - 8th Annual Chaffey College Car Club Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show at north end of campus from 10a.m.-2p.m. Spectators are admitted free, car registration is $20.

4/9, Market - The Inspired Market at Thomas Winery Plaza from 10a.m.-4p.m.



Now through 4/10, Trains - Train Days at the San Bernardino County Museum with model trains, special exhibits and more. Museum admission is $5-10.

Now through 4/10, Cycling - Redlands Bicycle Classic throughout Redlands area. Weekend events downtown include children’s races and more, see website for schedule and registration.

4/8-10, Grand Opening - SugarBee Cafe Grand Opening from 7a.m.-2p.m. Friday and 9a.m.-2p.m.Saturday and Sunday.

4/9, Hiking - Trails at 10 events begin with hike through Teddy’s Trail with Redlands Conservancy. Register online, lunch will be provided. First in a series.


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Now through 4/10, Art - The Plein Air Artists of Riverside 11th Annual Paint Out at various locations, kicking off Friday at the Riverside Art Museum. See website for information and sign ups.

4/8-24, Theater - Man of La Mancha at The Box Riverside Friday and Saturday at 8p.m., Sunday at 2p.m. General admission is $42.

4/8, Concert - Mistress of Reality, all female Black Sabbath tribute band at Romano’s Concert Lounge at 9p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door for the 21 and over event.

4/8, Chess - Chess Club at Woodcrest Library  at 2p.m.

4/9, Reading - JJ the Miniature Horse at CM School Supply at 10:30a.m. Storytime and pictures.

4/9, Walk  - Riverside Walk For Wishes benefitting the Make A Wish Foundation at Fairmount Park from 7:30a.m.-12p.m. Registration is $40 for on-site registration.

4/9, Walk - Victoria Avenue Day featuring a walk with the Mayo to learn about the horticulture and history of the area from 8a.m.-12p.m. Check website for map and app. 

4/9, Concert - Fast Times, '80s tribute band at Romano's Concert Lounge at 9p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door for the 21 and over event.

4/9, Festival - Healthy Living Extravaganza with resources, health screenings, meal planning, kids activities and more at Rancho Jurupa Park from 10a.m.-3p.m.

4/9, Earth Day - Second Saturdays event at Ameal Moore Nature Center from 11a.m.-2p.m. with information on recycling, green living and more. Free event.

4/10, Theater - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Fox Performing Arts Theater at 1p.m. and 6:30p.m.  Tickets are $33-71.



4/8-10, Theater - Mary Poppins at the California Theatre of the Performing Arts Friday and Saturday at 8p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2p.m. Tickets are $38.50-77.50.



Now through 4/10, Theater - Jekyll and Hyde at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater evenings at 7:30p.m., Sundays at 2p.m. See website for schedule. Tickets are $23-27.

Now through 4/9, Theater - The Mystery of Edwin Drood at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater Friday at 7:30p.m. and Saturday at 2p.m. Tickets are $12-18.

4/7-18, Circus - Circus Vargas at the Promenade Temecula. See site for performance schedule, tickets are $15-70.

4/8-9, Art Show - Spring Art Show and sale at Lorimar Winery from 12-8p.m. Free event.

4/9, Expo - Teen Expo at the Promenade Temecula from 1-4p.m. with vendors, resources, entertainment including freestyle motorcross and more.

4/9, Comedy - Comedy at The Merc at 8p.m. Tickets are $8 for students, $12 for 18 and over.

4/9, Concert - Speakeasy at the Merc featuring traditional jazz. Tickets are $15 regular admission, $12 for seniors, students and military.



4/9, Craft - Adult Craft hour at the Upland Public Library from 10:30-11:30a.m.

4/9, Tour - Historical Walking Tour of Downtown Upland beginning at 10a.m. Suggested donation of $5 for the two-hour tour.

4/9, Festival - Spring Fling at The Incredible Edible Community Garden from with two workshops, light food and beverages, and tours. Free admission.


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