>> Fri/ 2/4
This comedy by Susan Sandler is about Isabel, often on the trail for her next man who’s described as a handsome author. However, her grandma and her grandma’s friend have Isabel heading in a different direction with their matchmaking by hooking her up with Sam, whose trade is in pickles, not publishing. Directed by Cindi East.
Thru Feb. 12. Chino Community Theatre, 13123 7th St., Chino, (909) 590-1149; www.chinocommunitytheatre.org.
>> Sat/ 2/5
FIRE ON ICE III CHARITY HOCKEY GAME
Normally, the ice at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario is reserved for our beloved Ontario Reign. But on Saturday, the rink will be opened up for a good cause as the Ontario Fire Department will take on the New York Fire Department in a charity hockey game where proceeds will go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Not only that, but it might also have the coolest artwork any charity event has ever had.
Sat, Feb. 5, 2PM. Citizens Business Bank Arena, 4000 E. Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario; www.cbbankarena.com. Tickets $12.
>> Sun/ 2/6
THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA
Will Kidder needs his money back, as he’s just been laid off. He asks for the cash he had once given to his wife and son, but the problem is that money’s now with his son’s roommate—the young man from Atlanta. Find out more via this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Horton Foote.
Thru Feb. 6. Riverside Community Players, 4026 14th St., Riverside, (951) 686-4030 www.riversidecommunityplayers.com.
>> Mon/ 2/7
R.U.P.O. OPEN MIC
The best thing about open mic nights is that you’ll never know what you’re going to hear after you walk in the door (which can sometimes be the worst thing about ’em). Come prepared to be pleasantly surprised when local poets, musicians and artists take the stage with their latest (and hopefully greatest) creations.
Every Mon, 9PM. Back to the Grind, 3575 University Ave., Riverside, (951) 784-0800; www.back2thegrind.com.
>> Tues/ 2/8
BRAIN TEASERS 2
Put those thinking caps back on, as this exhibit meddles with the mind’s mettle, pushing the power of the human brain. Produced and toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, this interactive stop provides 21 challenges for those who love to solve puzzles. So how sharp are you, smarty pants?
Thru May 8. Western Center for Archaeology and Paleontology, 2345 Searl Pkwy., Hemet, (95) 791-0033; www.westerncentermuseum.org.
ALLISON SATTINGER & MATT COLEMAN
If Matt Coleman’s name seems eerily familiar, that’s ’cause he’s also half of the duo Coleslaw (see our “Band of the Week” feature). But we love him so much we thought he deserved another plug in this same issue, as he’ll be playing alongside San Jose-based singer/songwriter Allison Sattinger for this don’t-miss collaboration.
Wed, 7:15PM. The Performance Loft, 345 5th St., Redlands, (909) 748-6262; www.performanceloft.org.
>> Thurs/ 2/10
This event features the artwork of several contemporary artists who aren’t afraid to have gorgeous hues in their view, including Alison Rash, Whitney Hanlon, Eric Justin Smail, Quinton Bemiller, Patrick Craig Manning, Byoung, Thomas Pathe, Christina Pierson, Brian Porray, R. T. Pece, Christine Morla, and David Allan Peters.
Thru Feb. 18. Cal Poly Pomona, W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery, 3801 W. Temple Ave., Pomona,(909) 869-4301; www.csupomona.edu.