PASS HAS TALENT
Folks in the Pass Area will show off all their special skills via the 2011 “Pass Has Talent” showcase. The Banning Cultural Alliance is presenting this series of “Pass Has Talent” dates throughout the month of August with entrants doing what they do best. The first-place winner takes home $500 and spectator admission is free.
Fri, 6PM. Banning Woman’s Club, 175 W. Hays, Banning, (951) 922-4911; www.banningculturalalliance.org.
BIG BEAR AIR FAIR
Big Bear will become an airplane paradise, as World War II-era planes will be highlighted, including the B-25 Mitchell Bomber, P-38 Lightning, F4U Corsair, P-40 Warhawk plus others. Vietnam War-era aircraft will also be displayed with live entertainment and performances from the Just in Time Skydivers and more.
Sat, 7AM. $2 (adults), $1 children. Big Bear City Airport, 501 Valley Blvd., Big Bear City, (909) 585-3219; www.bigbearcityairport.com.
Every day’s the same day for 10-year-old Stanley Lambchop and he’s looking for a fresh change of pace, hoping to gain some excitement and adventure in his life. This show’s based off the 1964 children’s book by Jeff Brown. Part of the 7th annual CAT Summer Theater Festival. Presented by CAT Corona.
Thru Aug. 14. Corona Civic Theater, 815 W. 6th St., Corona, (951) 279-2298; www.catcorona.org.
Pulling in a four-day stretch at the Ontario Improv is comedian Katt Williams, who’s well known for performances both on screen and on stage. Williams has been seen all over TV, in films like Friday After Next and First Sunday, plus he even brought his voice talents to Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore.
Mon, 8PM. $35. Ontario Improv. 4555 Mills Circle, Ontario, (909) 484-5411; www.improv.com.
TILTWHEEL & THE ARRIVALS
Legendary San Diego trio Tiltwheel returns to the IE to serenade eardrums with their gorgeously melodic punk singalongs. We’ve heard they even have a recently-released full-length (cleverly titled The High Hate Us), their latest album in about a decade. Also on the bill are the excellent Arrivals, Turkish Techno and Robot Repair.
Tues, 9PM. $7. Mission Tobacco Lounge, 3630 University Ave., Riverside, (951) 682-4427; www.missiontobaccolounge.com.
RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY PRESENTS FULLY CHARGED
Tough times call for a good laugh, and nothing says humor like the Ringling Bros. (they have a history spanning two centuries) and Barnum & Bailey. Fully Charged is bringing its joyous festivities to Southern California, complete with clowns, extreme acrobatics, trained wild animals, a human crossbow and more. Put your coulrophobia aside and get down with the clown.
Opening night Wed, 7:30PM at Citizens Business Bank Arena, 4000 E. Ontario Center Pkwy., Ontario, (909) 244-5500; www.ringling.com. Tickets $12-$70. Thru Oct. 14.
If you haven’t heard, AWOL One is a Los Angeles-area hip-hop genius, and the masterful MC and DJ will be anchoring Vinyl Thursdays at Characters alongside Roach and Gonzo. AWOL—who has clocked in years with The Shape Shifters amongst other projects—is also a killer visual artist, with examples available on his website (www.brainheartco.com).
Every Thurs, 9PM. Characters, 276 E. 1st St., Pomona, (909) 622-9070; www.characterspomona.com.