Inland Empire Weekend Fun Guide 4/15-4/17/2016


Hello Friends and Neighbors!

Some "berry' awesome weekend events are springing up all over the Inland Empire like strawberry stands—make sure to go out and pick out some fun while the weather is perfect!

Don’t forget to charge your phone and tag us #iegoodtimes so we can see your freshly-picked fun!


Defense Arts Center has been serving the Inland Empire for over 44 years teaching traditional martial arts for children and adults of all ages and skill levels. The variety of classes, taught by experienced professional instructors include karate-do, kendo, laido, kobudo, judo, aikido and more. With a new location in Upland, Defense Arts Center is a studio dedicated to the passing on the tradition, discipline and core values of martial arts to children, teens, adults and seniors. New location: 1811 W. Foothill Blvd Upland (next to In-N-Out Burger). Sign up now and get three months free karate-do classes. Visit for more details.  



4/16-17, Nature Walk - Nature Walks at the Big Bear Discovery Center on Saturday from 1-3p.m. and Sunday from 11a.m.-1p.m. Free participation.

4/16, Concert - Jumping Jack Flash, The Rolling Stones tribute band at The Cave at 6:30p.m. Tickets are $15-25.

4/16, Volunteering - Greenthumbs Projects at the Big Bear Discovery Center from 9a.m.-3p.m. Projects vary, contact for details.

4/16, Walk - Wildflower Walk at Baldwin Park Ecological Reserve at 11a.m.



4/16, Track Meet - Chino Youth Track & Field Meet at Chino High School’s John Monger Stadium at 8a.m. For kids born between 2001-2009. 


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4/15-17, 22-24, Festival - Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at Empire Polo Field. See website for details.

4/15, Concert - Shinedown at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa at 9p.m. Tickets are $40-50.

4/16-17, Concerts - The Dip 16 at The Saguaro Palm Springs. RSVP for entertainment.

4/16-17, Theater - Salve Regina at The Desert Rose Playhouse Saturday at 8p.m. and Sunday at 2p.m. Tickets are $20.

4/16, Fitness - Tai Chi on the Great Lawn at Sunnylands at 10a.m. Open to all experience and ages.

4/16, Fundraiser - March of Dimes High Desert March for Babies at Victor Valley College beginning at 8a.m. Check website for registration, free parking at Lots 9 and 16.

4/17, Discussion - Coffee House Rabbi with Rabbi Sally at the Hyatt Palm Springs from 10-11:15a.m. Repeating event.



Now through 4/24, Theater - The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Tibbies Center Stage Fontana on 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. 

4/16, Racing - Street Legal Drags at the Auto Club Dragway beginning at 9a.m. Spectators are $10, racers are $20, see website for requirements.

4/16, Racing - Bugorama SoCal racing at the Auto Club Speedway with swap meet beginning at 6:30a.m. Racing begins at 9a.m., see website for schedule. Price is $20 for spectators, $5 for kids ages 6-12.



4/16, Awareness – Resorting Lives Youth and PTSD March to raise awareness about affects from violence on young people starting at Sunnyside Elementary School area at 10a.m.


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4/16-17, Festival - Oak Glen Apple Blossom Festival with pie contest, treasure hunt, food, entertainment and more. Free admission, treasure hunt at multiple businesses.

4/16, Picnic - Stone Soup Farm Farm and Picnic Lunch event at Riley’s Stone Soup Farm from 11a.m.-3p.m. Family-friendly activities and love music, reserve picnic baskets online.



4/13-17, Family Event - Disney On Ice: Treasure Trove at Citizens Business Bank Arena on Friday at 7p.m., Saturday at 11a.m., 3p.m. and 7p.m., and Sunday at 1p.m. and 5p.m. Tickets are $22-75, parking is $10 cash.

4/17, Bridal Show - Premiere Bridal Shows at the Ontario Convention Center from 11a.m.-3p.m. Fashion show at 1p.m. $10 at the door, discount online.



4/15, Concert - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony at the Fox Theater at 8p.m. Tickets are $25.

4/16, Volunteering - Pomona Beautification Day with at 7a.m. kick off at City Hall and lunch on Thomas Plaza. Register online.

4/16, Art Walk - Downtown Pomona Art Walk from 6-9p.m. See website for participating galleries.

4/17, Swap Meet - Pomona Swap Meet and Classic Car Show at the Fairplex Main Lot from 5a.m.-2p.m. Admission is $10, kids 12 and under admitted free. Parking is $10 at Gate 17.


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4/16, Sale - PTA Council Rummage Sale at Alta Loma High School from 7a.m.-12p.m. All items cost 50 cents.

4/16, Earth Day - Earth Day Celebration at Biane Library at Victoria Gardens from 1-4p.m. Animal shows, crafts, activities and free reusable bag to first 100 attendees.

4/16, Kids Event - Cookies with a Cop at Victoria Garden’s Chaffey Town Square with VG Kidz Club from 11a.m.-1p.m. Kids 3-10 can make cookie plate and meet police and K-9 officers.



Now through 4/24, Theater - Bus Stop at Redlands Footlighters Fridays and Saturdays at 8p.m., Sundays at 2p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students with ID.

Now through 5/1, Theater - Moses 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 $16-20 for adults, $8-10 for children 3-11, under three not admitted. Tickets $1 more day of show.

4/16-17, Garden Tour - Redlands Horticulture & Improvement Society from 10a.m.-4p.m. Tickets are $15 donation, kids 13 and under admitted free with adult.

4/16-17, Plant Sale - Uncommon Plant Sale at plant propagation yard at Prospect Park Carriage House from 9a.m.-4p.m.


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

4/15, Concert - NOFX and special guests at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium at 6:30p.m. Tickets are $25.

4/15, Concert - Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds at Romano’s Concert Lounge at 9p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door for the 21 and over event.

4/15, Concert - APCA Presents Heartbeats of the World at the Fox Performing Arts Center at 8p.m. Tickets are $29-104.

4/16-17, March Airfest - Grab the family and get ready to hear the THUNDER as the Thunder birds and other flight teams soar over the Inland Empire. Greet the pilots, walk inside historic warplanes and meet the fire breathing T-Rex, Robosaurus. Doors open at 8a.m. with free parking and admission.

4/16-17, Flower Show - Riverside Flower Show at the Elks Lodge Saturday from 1-6p.m. and Sunday from 10a.m.-4p.m. Tickets are $10. Garden show garden tours are 10a.m.-4p.m. both days.

4/16, Concert - Wanted, tribute band for Bon Jovi at Romano’s Concert Lounge at 9p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door for the 21 and over event.

4/16, Author - Roboticist John Edward Mullen at the Riverside Robotics Society meeting at 10a.m. RSVP requested.

4/16, Concert - Time Stands Still at the Fox Performing Arts Center at 6p.m. Tickets are $15.

4/16, Waste - The Incredible Bulk Event from 9a.m.-2p.m. at several locations offering bulky items, e-waste, yard waste and more for free. See site for locations.

4/16, Fundraiser - Superfoxy fundraising event for senior programs at Landis Performing Arts Center at Riverside City College beginning at 6p.m. with show at 7:15p.m. General reservation $25, senior reservation $10.

4/16, Festival - Riverside Tamale Festival at White Park from 10 a.m.-6p.m. Tamales, beer garden, live entertainment and more. Presale tickets are $5 for individuals or family of four, 12 and under admitted free with paid adult.

4/17, Walk - 4th Annual Hero Walk for Autism beginning at noon at Riverside City College. Register online.

4/17, Concert - 2nd Annual Concerto All-Stars Concert at La Sierra University’s Home Memorial Auditorium at 7p.m. Free admission.


4/14-16, Fashion Week - Inland Valley Business Community Foundation Fashion Week with events at Leoness Winery and Mercedes Benz Temecula, cumulating with Fashion Promenade at Promenade Temecula. Free admission Saturday, check website for tickets for other events.

4/15-29, weekends, Theater - Guys and Dolls at Old Town Temecula Community Theater evenings at 7:30p.m., Sunday 2p.m. matinee. Tickets are $20-25.

4/16, Concert - Chamber Music Treasures at Murrietta United Methodist Church at 7:30p.m. Tickets are $32, seniors $27 and students $10. Kids 10 and under admitted free.

4/16, Flower Show - “Pearls of Wisdom” Flower Show and Plant Sale at the Temecula Community Recreation Center from 9a.m.-4p.m. Free admission, complimentary refreshments.


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