Thurs / 9/1
Jump into this musical story that features a dominant and apron string-tied mother (we’ve all known one of those before) who conditions and pushes her two daughters, June and Louise, into a life of the stage and performance. It’s the story of children wanting to separate from their mothers and the mothers wanting to live vicariously through their children.
Thurs, Sept. 1. 7:30pm. $20-$25. Old Town Temecula Community Theatre, 42051 Main Street, Temecula, (866) 653-8696; www.temeculatheater.org.
Fri / 9/2
CRUISIN‘ ON SPRING STREET
Have a hankering for some vintage automobiles? Check out this cruisin‘ event where over 300 classic cars will be on display to satiate your desire to see cars as they appeared in their prime. Not to mention the various food, merchandise and live entertainment that makes this show a fun and fancy free way to enjoy your Friday night with friends and family.
Fri, Sept. 2. 5pm-9pm. Between Sierra Ave. and Spring St., Fontana, (909) 349-6900; cruise.fontana.org.
Sat / 9/3
LA COUNTY FAIR
It begins: Exquisite fried foods, unique drinks galore and miles of things to see. With so many days of exhibits and entertainment lined up there’s no reason you shouldn’t go just because you know you might indulge your sweet tooth, break a diet and grab a fried Twinkie. It’s the Fair! Enjoy what it has to offer. And you know what? You deserve that treat!
Thru Oct. 2. $12-$17. Pomona Fairgrounds, 1101 McKinley Ave., Pomona, (909) 623-3111; www.lacountyfair.com.
Sun / 9/4
As if one legend wasn’t enough, Sade will be teaming up with special guest John Legend for her summer tour, with a stop in the Inland Empire. Born Helen Folasade Adu, the singer-songwriter, composer and record producer first achieved success in the 1980s as the frontwoman and lead vocalist for the Grammy Award winning English band by the same name: Sade.
Sun, Sept. 4. 7pm. $40-$130. Citizens Business Arena, 4000 E. Ontario Center Pkwy., Ontario, (909) 244-5500; www.cbbankarena.com.
Mon / 9/5
INLAND EMPIRE 66ERS
Enjoy the overly used but infinitely classic “Take me out to the ball game” tune during the last hurrah of SoCal minor league baseball for the year. The Inland Empire 66ers will finish off the season with a Fan Appreciation Day. So if you’re hardcore or just in the mood for some baseball beat down, help cheer on this neighborhood team against the Stockton Ports. Everyone needs a cheering section, right?
Mon, Sept. 5. 7:05pm. $9.75-$24. Arrowhead Credit Union Park, 280 South E St., San Bernardino, (909) 888-9922; www.web.minorleaguebaseball.com.
Tues / 9/6
Get your weekly dose of laughter and see comedian Romarick Anderson performs at The Improv in Ontario. His Comedy is described as a portrayal of “western American life with a twist,” and while we’re not sure what that means, he’s opened for plenty of other great comedians like Nick Cannon and Pablo Francisco in the past, so we say grab the tickets while you can.
Mon, Sept. 6. 8pm. $10. Ontario Improv, 4555 Mills Circle Ontario Mills, Ontario, (909) 484-5411; www.improv.com.
Wed / 9/7
With support of both the Riverside Community Arts Association and the Riverside Art Museum comes the yearly exhibit “Au Naturel.” This open exhibit features paintings of the Plein Air Artists of Riverside. Artists set up blank canvases and begin painting a landscape as they see it. This impromptu set up is all the more inspiring as each artist gives each painting their own personal touch.
Wed, Sept. 7. Riverside Community Arts Association, 3870 Lemon St., Riverside, (951) 682-6737; www.pleinairartistsofriverside.blogspot.com.