Thurs / 10/6
HUMAN ROAST HOUSE
From the horrific mind of a 17-year-old named Roa-St. Pierre comes a haunted house worth checking out. Having partnered with the Riverside Arts Council, audiences enter an elaborate scene of a 4,000-square-foot building which tells the tale of fictitious Riverside cannibal and madman, Austin Reed Trebbe. Beware though, seeing just the leftovers of a cannibal attack may not be the only terrible thing you encounter on this journey!
Opens Thurs, Oct. 6. $10. Thru Oct. 31. Corner of University Avenue and Main Street in Downtown Riverside; www.humanroasthouse.com.
Fri / 10/7
An all-guys singing group from the 1950s known simply as The Plaids tragically dies in a car accident right before its first big show. However the group’s postmortem lives might allow them to fulfill that unfinished business as they perform multiple classic pop hits. This musical might make you wish there was a malt shop down the street so you can sip on a shake and listen to Mr. Sandman.
Fri, Oct. 7- Sat, Oct. 8. $55-$65. 8PM on Fri, 2PM & 8PM on Sat. Fox Performing Arts Center, Riverside, 3801 Mission Inn Ave., (951) 779-8800; www.foxriversidelive.com.
>>Sat / 10/8
MERLE HAGGARD AND KRIS KRISTOFFERSON
It’s an epic duet of country music, performing for the first time together, legends Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson take the stage toting the weapons they love best: guitars and a voice to boot. As outlaw country stars, Haggard and Kristofferson have been around since the days where country and western were inseparable genres.
Sat, Oct. 8, 8PM. Sun, Oct. 9, 7PM. Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson at Pechanga Resort & Casino, 45000 Pechanga Pkwy., Temecula, (877) 711-2946; www.pechanga.com.
Sun / 10/9
JOSHUA TREE ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL
Take a break from your busy life and just camp out in the desert for a while; no technology, just hanging out with like-minded people. A plethora of artists will be arriving in Joshua Tree to inspire music and desert lovers interested in raw talent and pure music. Deep in the desert you’ll find that an essence of talent pervades the air with music from Stone Foxes, Abigail Washburn, Samantha Crain and many more.
Sat, Oct. 8-Sun, Oct. 9. $30-$80. Joshua Tree Lake Campground, 2601 Sunfair Rd., Joshua Tree, (760) 366-1213; www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com.
Mon / 10/10
JD Samson, member of Le Tigre and well-known member of the LGBT community, has a new project going on and it’s happening over at the Amigo Room. The band simply named “Men” plays high energy dance music that is bound to get you on the dance floor. What’s interesting about Men is that the band has upbeat music but its lyrics feature themes of wartime economics and demand for liberties.
Mon, Oct. 10. Ace Hotel, The Amigo Room, Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, (760) 325-9900; www.acehotel.com.
Tues / 10/11
It’s time to jump into some dance my friends because the Inland Conservatory for the Performing Arts has decided to put on a performance featuring the newest modern moves out there. As a part of the dedicated Performance Tuesdays, this show will make you wish you had dance skills and give you an appreciation for dance as it has evolved over the decades into dubstep and other crazy forms.
Tues, Oct. 11. 6:30PM. Steelworkers Auditorium. Lewis Library and Technology Center, 8437 Sierra Ave., Fontana, (909) 649-6979; www.fontanarecreation.org.
Wed / 10/12
LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE WITH JASON BONHAM
Famous drummer John Bonham has been rockin‘ up that big white drum set in the sky for 30 years now. To celebrate this man’s great accomplishment, his son Jason Bonham kicked off a tour in his honor beginning right here in Riverside. The best tunes from Led Zeppelin’s albums will be played and accompanied by some sweet old school videos of the band in its heyday.
Wed, Oct. 12. 7:30PM. $42.25-$97. Fox Performing Arts Center, 3801 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, (951) 779-9804; www.foxriversidelive.com; www.jblze.com.