>> Thurs/ 5/5
VOODOO GLOW SKULLS
“Who do Voodoo?” We do! This is the kick-off date of Riverside’s ska-punk legends Voodoo Glow Skulls, who’ll be embarking on a three-week tour of the Southwest. Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a band that really knows how to throw a fiesta. Opening are Slab, The Maxies and The Lonesome Ones.
Thurs, May 5, 7PM. $10. The Vibe, 1805 University Ave., Riverside, (951) 788-0310; www.myspace.com/thevibebarandgrill. Shows: 18+.
>> Fri/ 5/6
I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
Bring in the l-o-v-e, as its tagline notes that this show’s everything you slyly deliberated about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but just wouldn’t discuss. The adult-oriented musical comedy, written by Joe DiPietro, is delivered in vignettes. Presented by the Catch A Star Theatrical Players of Beaumont.
Opens Fri. Thru May 22. Beaumont Women’s Club, 306 E. Euclid Ave., Beaumont, (951) 315-4253; www.castplayers.org.
>> Saturday/ 5/7
Gurf Morlix is a singer-songwriter that while associated with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Warren Zevon and Patty Griffin, has developed a career of his own. His latest release, Blaze Foley’s 113th Wet Dream, plays homage to Austin-based songwriter Blaze Foley, one of the first artists to collaborate with Morlix.
Sat, 7:30PM. $15. Folk Music Center, 220 N. Yale Ave., Claremont, (909) 624-2928; www.folkmusiccenter.com; www.gurfmorlix.com.
>> Sun/ 5/8
ONTARIO OPEN ART EXHIBITION
Talk about comprehensive—this juried exhibition (2011’s juror is Sant Khalsa) features over 100 works of art from scores of local and regional artists. This sixth biennial event attracts creative minds of all genres, boasting oil paintings, mixed media, watercolor, ceramic, metal, photography, pencil and much more.
Opens Fri. Thru June 19. Museum of History and Art, Ontario, 225 S. Euclid Ave., Ontario, (909) 395-2510; www.ci.ontario.ca.us/index.cfm/1605.
>> Mon/ 5/9
3-D ARTIFACT CARE
Got historical objects that you’re working with at a library or small museum? Seeking to learn how to handle, store, exhibit and care for these items? Curator of History Michele Nielsen will host an archival workshop for those who deal with historical collections featuring three-dimensional objects. (Note that pre-registration is required by Friday.)
Mon, 9AM. San Bernardino County Museum, 2024 Orange Tree Ln., Redlands, (909) 307-2669; www.sbcountymuseum.org.
>> Tues/ 5/10
LAKE ELSINORE STORM VS. HIGH DESERT MAVERICKS
It’s a Cal League Baseball I-15 north-south showdown as the High Desert Mavericks head up against the Lake Elsinore Storm. While the Mavs—Class A Mariners affiliates—are the pride of Adelanto (and they’re helping to represent adjacent city Victorville, too), the south side’s covered by the Elsinore-based Storm, the Single-A affiliates of the Padres. Play ball!
Tues, 7:05PM. Stater Bros. Stadium, 12000 Stadium Way, Adelanto, (760) 246-6287.
>> Wed/ 5/11
Arizona-based The Bled has been screaming at the top of its Tucson-bred lungs since its inception some ten years ago. Through it all, the band’s remained productive, releasing some solid full-lengths and racking up plenty of interstate touring miles in the process. Also on the bill is locals Fights in the Orange Groves.
Wed, 7:30PM. $5-$12. The Barn, University of California Riverside, 900 University Ave., Riverside, (951) 827-2776; www.kucr.org.