>> Thurs/ 4/7
PASSING THE DAY: CORINNA SCHNITT
Three short films by the Hamburg artist are displayed, including Living a Beautiful Life in which a powerful couple’s perfect life reveals some imperfections, Once Upon a Time showing several animals running around in someone’s living room, and 18.8.2005, finding Schnitt hanging out at the Grand Canyon’s edge.
Opens Thurs, April 7. Thru June 25. Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, (951) 684-7111; www.riversideartmuseum.org.
>> Fri/ 4/8
Don’t cry for us, Rancho Cucamonga, but the only time we ever saw Evita was when Madonna portrayed Eva Peron back in the 1996 film. This Tony Award-winning show tells the story of Peron’s rise in power and popularity, and it features a musical score composed by the also-popular Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Fri-Sat, 7:30PM; Sun, 2PM. $32-$34. Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga, (909) 477-2752; www.lewisfamilyplayhouse.com.
>> Saturday/ 4/9
Combining Cambodian pop music with psychedelic rock, Dengue Fever began in 2001 when two brothers travelled to Cambodia. Ethan and Zac Holtzman were inspired by the exotic country and soon recruited Chhom Nimol, a well-known karaoke singer from that country. The group soon grew to six members adding Senon Williams, David Ralicke and Paul Smith to the rooster.
Sat, 9PM. $10. Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, 53688 Pioneertown Rd., Pioneertown, (760) 365-5956; www.pappyandharriets.com.
>> Sun/ 4/10
What’s going down in Scotland, you say? Well, there’s the dark, popular and very timeless story of Macbeth by favorite playwright William Shakespeare. Macbeth (and his wife) murders the king in a grasp for power, but ends up taking more lives in the process. How will he be able to bring himself back under control?
Opens Fri. Thru April 16. Cal Baptist University, 8432 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, (951) 343-4319; www.calbaptist.edu.
>> Mon/ 4/11
STORY OF A RUSSIAN PAINTER: NIKOLAI SMOLIAKOV
Expressive freedom was curtailed during communist Russia and these limitations included visual arts and artists like Nikolai Smoliakov, who wasn’t allowed to pursue abstract painting. His artwork was confiscated and he stopped exhibiting for years. Now, Smoliakov’s creations are back on display.
Thru May 25. Robert & Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, California State University San Bernardino, 5500 University Pkwy., San Bernardino, (909) 537-7373; rvf-artmuseum.csusb.edu.
>> Tues/ 4/12
INLAND EMPIRE 66ERS VS. HIGH DESERT MAVERICKS
Cal League baseball season is back in full swing (that means our baseball puns are also in season). The San Berdoo-based Inland Empire 66ers are launching with a series of home games, including some against Adelanto-based High Desert Mavericks. Cheap tickets, easy drives, good times—what more do you need?
Mon-Wed, 7:05PM. Arrowhead Credit Union Park, 280 S. E St., San Bernardino, (909) 888-9922; www.ie66ers.com.
>> Wed/ 4/13
Really? Bright Eyes’ indie-folky frontman/founder Connor Oberst is in his thirties now? We can hardly believe it, as he’s always been that sensitive, acoustic barely-twentysomething “kid” to us. He’s since been spotted on major TV shows and toured with massive acts like Springsteen and R.E.M. Also on the bill: Jenny & Johnny and Farmer Dave Scher.
Wed, 7PM. $29.50-$39.50. Fox Theater, 301 S. Garey Ave., Pomona, (877) 283-6976; www.foxpomona.com.