ROBERT PLANT & THE BAND OF JOY
No matter with Plant does, from his post-Zep time with the Honeydrippers in the early ’80s (and his great cover of “Sea of Love”) to all the Page/Plant success in the ’90s, it’s a total thrill to have such an iconic voice grace our region.
Thurs, June 9, 6:30PM. $80-$100. San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino, 777 San Manuel Blvd., Highland, (80) 359-2464; www.sanmanuel.com.
Mars’ soulful R&B and pop tracks have been topping radio airwaves and television since the Grammy Award-winning vocalist dropped his most recent effort, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, last October. Mars also has a number of songs that he’s co-produced and/or co-wrote, including cuts for Flo Rida, Travie McCoy and Brandy. Opening the show is Janelle Monae.
Fri, 8PM. $40. Spotlight 29 Casino, 46-200 Harrison Pl., Coachella, (866) 377-6829; www.spotlight29.com.
FASHION EMPIRE 2011
It’s no Montenegro, but the folks at The Art Institute have dressed The Million Air Hangar for the part complete with a 007 runway because this weekend the private hangar will be the location of the Casino Royale-themed annual fashion show and scholarship fundraiser. This year’s show will also feature a very special performance by Macy Gray.
Sat, 6PM-10PM. $5. The Million Air Hangar, 295 N. Leland Norton Wy., San Bernardino, (909) 915-2100; aifashionempire.com.
What happens when Duchess and her Aristokittens are stuck in the French countryside after being nabbed by Madame’s jealous butler, Edgar? They meet with the Alley Cats and Thomas O’Malley, who’ve offered assistance. There’re plenty of songs here, including “Scales and Arpeggios” and “Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat.” Directed by Lori Hennebelle.
Opens Sat. Thru June 19. Corona Civic Theater, 815 W. 6th St., Corona, (951) 279-2298; www.catcorona.org.
As a part of the City of Fontana’s All-Access Summer events, the city is hosting movie time in an outdoor movie theatre setting each Monday night at selected parks throughout the city. This week’s movie is Little Rascals. (FYI—Next week’s movie will be High School Musical 2 at Tudor Park on June 20).
Mon, 6PM. Seville Park & Amphitheater, 16601 Seville Ave., Fontana, (909) 350-7600; www.fontana.org.
Kris Roe of the Ataris returns to Southern California (where the band had been based for many years) for a few dates as part of an acoustic tour. The band’s been wrapping its next full-length, The Graveyard of the Atlantic. Also on the bill are Don’t Panic, terrific locals (I Am) Cassettes and Dose of Adolescence.
Tues, 7PM, $12. The Wire, 247 N. 2nd Ave., Upland, (909) 985-9466; www.thewire247.com.
…TRAIL OF DEAD
Yeah, we know that the full band name is …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, but our art director would’ve keeled over if he was given a headline in this section that was some 10 words long. Opening up are Ringo Deathstar, Follow that Bird and Tygers of Wrath.
Wed, 7PM. $12. The Glass House, 200 W. 2nd St., Pomona, (909) 865-3802; www.theglasshouse.us.