MURDERED BY THE MOB
Everybody loves mobsters. Just look at the popularity of The Sopranos back when it still aired. So what could possibly be more exciting than watching another mobster/mystery story unfold? Sure it would be fun to play a gangster L.A. Noire-style but hey, the drama is only fun when nobody gets hurt. Take the risk free route and pay a fee for dinner and a show with this Mystery Dinner Theatre.
Thurs, Sept. 15. $45. Fox Event Center, 123 Cajon St., Redlands, (909) 225-3132; www.foxeventcenter.com.
Fri / 9/16
A highlight of the Stater Bros. Route 66 Rendezvous celebration is the father, nay, the master of the twist. There are few original oldies that get people dancing no matter where you are and this is definitely one of them. Not only would you be supporting the umph of a classic musical artist but you would also be doing yourself a favor: C’mon baby, let’s do the twist! That’s old school right there.
Fri, Sept. 16. $19-$63.50. California Theatre of Performing Arts, 562 W. Fourth St., San Bernardino, (909) 885-5152; www.californiatheatre.net.
Sat / 9/17
MAYOR’S BALL FOR THE ARTS
There aren’t too many reasons to get dressed up nowadays, but on Saturday you have a chance. Suit up and attend the recreation of four famous clubs including the Cotton Club, Rainbow Room, Sands, and Studio 54 for the cause of the Community Arts Partnership. Many well known artists from the area will also be in attendance for a silent auction, live music and catered Italian hors d’oevres.
Sat, Sept. 17. 5PM. $50-$550. Downtown Riverside’s Historic White Park, 3936 Chestnut St., Riverside, (951) 680-1345; www.thebestpartyinriverside.com.
>>Sun / 9/18
MUSIC MAKES uMOVE
Music Makes uMove (M3) Festival comes to the Downtown Pomona Arts District for a one-day massive block party. Brought to you by John Pena, Edgar Miranda, Jerry Najera and Boombox, the M3 Festival features up-and-coming house and electronic artists, mash ups DJs and ’80s and tribute bands. Three stages will be packed with the likes of Nasty Nate, Fashen, The Spazmatics and more. Nothing but eight hours of music!
Sun, Sept. 18. 12PM-8PM. $25. Downtown Pomona Arts District, S. Thomas Street and W. 3rd Street, Pomona; www.m3festival.com.
Mon / 9/19
GRAFFITI IS NOT OKAY
“Beauty in Art is Better,” according to the new Metro Gallery exhibit. There are two types of graffiti in my eyes: first, the kind that targets my yard’s side wall—and second, the kind that looks amazing and creatively well done. This is a celebration and awareness of the latter where winners of the contest have earned money for the art that is worth appreciating.
Mon, Sept. 19. 10AM. Metro Gallery, 119 W. 2nd Street, Pomona, (909) 469-1121; www.metropomona.com.
Tues / 9/20
There are some men who just have a knack for making others laugh. Mike Cano has been a comedian since his wee years as a kid and growth from class clown to comedian adult has only helped his repertoire. This funny guy tells jokes revolving around being a comedian, dating and being a parent. But of course, one of the best ways to make other’s laugh: make fun of yourself.
Tues, Sept. 20. 8PM. $10. Ontario Improv, 4555 Mills Circle, Ontario, (909) 484-5411; www.improv.com.
Wed / 9/21
FACING THE FUTURE
Artist Stan Welsh has a gallery that recently appeared over at Bunny Gunner. With many of his pieces in the “On Land—On Water” series, his art features wooden backdrops next to clay figures. Various bodies of water sit calmly next to a variety of hand carved clay humans and animals. Welsh envisions the presentation of land meeting water to create a bit of wonder about the future as well as the unknown.
Wed, Sept. 21. 11AM. Bunny Gunner, 266 W Second St., Pomona, (909) 868-2808; www.bunnygunner.com.