Prepare to be teased, but don’t let this exhibit’s name fool you—there will be tantalizing and stimulating pieces at this show, but behind each appeasing work is a comment about desire and excess. Perhaps this art exhibit will teach you a thing or two about lavish lifestyles because it features the role of consumerism and the artificial in society, many of which have been sculpted specifically for this event.
Opens Fri, Sept. 30. 6PM-9PM. Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum, 5500 University Pkwy., San Bernardino, (909) 537-7373; www.rafma.csusb.edu.
Sat / 10/1
BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
Everyone loves a good charity and it seems that October is one of the most popular months to hold one. Visiting all the way from Alabama comes a well-known gospel group out to raise some dough for KidCare International, an organization that prides itself on helping disadvantaged children. Join this musical group and charity for a silent auction, dinner and a show to remember.
Sat, Oct. 1. 5:30PM. $35-$45. Claremont College, Bridges Auditorium, 4231 E 10th St., Claremont, (909) 624-6101; www.blindboys.com.
Sun / 10/2
Ah Shakespeare, how we love to see your plays revisited throughout the ages. Even if a nuclear war occurred we would still expect to see these plays performed. However Sunday will be your last chance to catch this particular show. Richard the III wasn’t a great guy, according to this play, but his story does make for an entertaining event. My kingdom for a horse! And my money for a sweet play!
Sun, Oct. 2. 2PM. $15. Cal Poly Pomona, 3801 West Temple Ave., Pomona, (909) 869-3900. www.class.csupomona.edu.
Mon / 10/3
ART OF ABILITY
This month features a ton of awareness events: Breast Cancer, Domestic Violence and, heck, even Cyber Security awareness. It’s important to take a glance at all of these annual awareness events, but on Monday it’s time to pay attention to Disability Awareness and we’ve this event is a perfect reminder. Multiple disabled students have created art to inspire those with disabilities to also accomplish great things.
Mon, Oct. 3. 10AM. Mount Sac Jacinto College, 1499 N State St., San Jacinto, (951) 487-3584; www.msjc.edu.
Tues / 10/4
WALK A MILE IN THEIR SHOES
Walking is easy. So why not donate some of your time to walking and creating awareness for Sexual and Domestic Violence at the same time? The UCR Fine Arts group has gathered a few awareness-raising speakers who will help spread the word of physical, mental and financial impacts of domestic violence while you listen to various artists perform live as well as check out some inspired art.
Tues, Oct. 4. 3:30PM. University of California Riverside, Rivera Library, 900 University Ave., Riverside, (951) 827-1012; www.events.ucr.edu.
Wed / 10/5
This week’s dose of funny is a guy who, believe it or not, graduated college with a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering. Weird? Yes, but fortunately one day he decided to give an amateur comedy night a try and ever since then he has been using his natural ability of stand up to mix the lives of Latinos and minorities with satirical humor, leaving everyone rolling with laughter.
Wed, Oct. 5. 8PM. $10. Ontario Improv, 4555 Ontario Mills Circle, Ontario, (909) 484-5411; www.improv.com.
The Spirit Walk in Downtown Riverside gives trick-or-treat a whole new meaning. Gather a group of friends for this door-to-door Halloween event made for adults. Instead of Kit-Kats and Snickers, your tricks will be rewarded with spirits of the liquid kind.
Spirit Walk in Downtown Riverside, Ninth and Orange streets, Riverside, (951) 787-7850; www.crballet.com. Thurs, Oct. 6 and Thurs, Oct. 13. 6:30PM. $75.