Thurs / 9/8
FASHION’S NIGHT OUT
Alright all you Carrie Bradshaw wannabes, high fashion is finally coming to the IE. Riverside Downtown Partnership is working with the Art Institute of California Inland Empire to create Fashion’s Night Out. With a couture fashion show, merchandise from downtown boutiques, in-store promotions (a.k.a. free stuff!) and a meet and greet with guest designers, this event is every fashionista’s dream!
Thurs, Sept. 8. Fashion’s Night Out in Downtown Riverside, Main Street and Ninth in Riverside, (951) 341-6550 or (951) 288-4375; www.riversidedowntown.org.
Fri / 9/9
The members of Rancid have been together forever and they’re still planning on releasing another studio album sometime next year. After seven records the band is still going strong, producing quality stuff and happily punking its way to new heights. Whether you’re a hardcore fan or you just need something to do this Friday night, grab some tickets and have a good old fashioned punk night.
Fri, Sept. 9. 7PM. $23-$33.70. The Fox Theatre Pomona, 301 S. Gary Ave., Pomona, (877) 283-6976; www.foxpomona.com.
Sat / 9/10
FLIGHT OF THE LAWNCHAIR MAN
Have you ever wanted to blow up thousands of balloons and just float up into the air? Of course you have! Hasn’t everyone? Well this play features a man named Jerry Gorman who wants to fly away. In order to escape his mediocre job and pressuring mother he attaches helium filled balloons to his lawn chair and floats off. Who knows how he’ll get back down—it’s about the journey not the destination.
Sat, Sept. 10. 8PM. $15. Rialto Community Players, 150 E. San Bernardino Ave., Rialto, (909) 573-8514; www.rialtocommunityplayers.org.
Sun / 9/11
CELLIOLA AND FRIENDS
Sept. 11 will always be a day of remembrance no matter how you choose to spend it. Toward that end, cellist/violist duo Celliola will be teaming up with other artists to perform “Heartbeat of the Universe” at Pomona College as well as other songs inspired by post-9/11 unity.
Sun, Sept. 11. 3PM. Free. Pomona College Hall of Music, 150 E. 4th St., Claremont, (909) 607-2671; www.music.pomona.edu.
Mon / 9/12
“WASHES AND LAYERS”
A retrospective on the creative life of local California-style watercolor artist and architect Don O’Neill, including 22 original watercolors hailing from several area collections. This exhibit is the first to take place at an institution since O’Neill’s passing in 2007, and it’s closing this week.
Thru Sept. 19. Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, (951) 684-7111; www.riversideartmuseum.org.
Tues / 9/13
THEO AND FRIENDS
The weekly laugh night is here! Join Theo as he visits the very IE he grew up in (a graduate from Chaffey High in fact) to bring a bit of practiced comedy to our lives. He’s performed at many places in SoCal such as the Comedy Store, Rebecca’s Lounge and Pechanga but often stops by the Improv to do a show or two. How nice.
Tues, Sept. 13. 8PM. $12. Improv, 4555 Ontario Mills Cir., Ontario Mills, Ontario, (909) 484-5411; www.improv.com/comedyclub/ontario.
Wed / 9/14
This play’s unique presentation provides very minimal props and backdrops. Instead of elaborate sets, a narrator simply called the Stage Manager describes the small town, everything and everyone with vivid detail. It follows the lives of a few townsfolk from the everyday, through marriage and to the very end with death. Don’t let it get you down though, it seems the play’s real message is to recognize the importance of events in every step of life.
Wed, Sept. 14. 7:30PM. Inland Valley Repertory Theatre, 455 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, (909) 626-3296; www.ivrt.org.