A FRACTION OF THE SUN
Have you ever seen those tiny colored ribbons wafting around in the wind at construction sites? Instead of using flagging tape for its intended purpose, such as marking sites for eventual demise, Megan Geckler has found a new and much more colorful way to use them. With multiple colors of flagging tape Geckler has weaved together multiple strands creating some pretty neatly decorated pieces.
Thurs, Nov. 24. Thru Dec. 31. 300 W. 2ndSt., Pomona, (909) 629-4500; www.andicampognoneprojects.com.
CABAZON XXX INDIO POWWOW.
It may be Black Friday but you know something that a lot of other shoppers don’t: You can buy everything in stores online! So ditch the shopping hassle and enjoy your Friday with the celebration of an event hitting an annual mark of 30 years. Join Fantasy Springs Resort at this Powwow where you’ll be able to check out Native American foods, celebrate harvests and witness dance and singing competitions between tribes.
Fri, Nov. 25-Sun, Nov. 27. 5PM. $4. Fantasy Springs Resort, Special Events Center, 84245 Indio Springs Pkwy., Indio, (760) 342-5000; www.fantasyspringsresort.com.
The holidays are here and now is not the time to panic. Instead, watch a musical about all of the optimistic and hopeful ideas (and tunes) that this holiday brings. With performances of the classic Christmas songs you know and love to the more recent but still popular hits (thankfully no Miley Cyrus’ Christmas songs), you’ll be ready to take on all of those Christmas duties with ease.
Opens Sat, Nov. 26. 2PM and 7:30PM.Tibbies Center Stage Fontana, 8463 Sierra Ave., Fontana, (909) 429-7469; www.centerstagefontana.com. Thru Dec. 30.
SAME TIME NEXT YEAR.
It’s the very last day to check out the Riverside Community Players’ newest play. Fate brings together an accountant from New Jersey and a housewife from Oakland as they meet at an inn where an affair is born. However that’s only the beginning. The couple agree to meet at that very inn for a short weekend every year, which goes on for 25 years.
Sun, Nov. 27. 7:30PM. $18. Riverside Community Players, 4026 14th St., Riverside, (951) 369-1200; www.riversidecommunityplayers.com.
Sporting a hairstyle that hasn’t changed a follicle in the past three decades, Steven Patrick Morrissey’s Wikipedia page takes forever to scroll all the way down on, and he looks like a super classy fellow. With his recently released compilation Very Best of Morrissey, he’s bringing his long musical career (and a Wiki update probably) to Pomona.
Mon, Nov. 28. 7PM. Morrissey w/Kristeen Young at Fox Theater Pomona, 301 S. Garey Ave., Pomona, (877) 283-6976; www.foxpomona.com. $75-$100.
TICKLE MY BELLY WITH ROBERT ZAPATA
Robert Zapata is a man known by only one other name: Bob Shoe and his jokes are aimed at a variety of audiences, not just the Latino group from which he hails. Zapata frequently performs at famous venues like the Ha Ha Comedy Club in North Hollywood, The Comedy Store, and The Ice House. Ultimately you might find this belly-tickler acting in films but for now, see him before he’s mainstream.
Tues, Nov. 29. 8PM. $10. Ontario Improv, 4555 Mills Circle, Ontario, (909) 484-5411; www.improv.com.
Your friendly neighborhood musical venue is here to save the day on what normally would be considered to be…only half-way through the week. Live it up with rockabilly bands like CRAiC HAUS, The Spiders, Sandbox Bullies, 3 Way Ricochet and Friend of the Devil. With the perfect venue to see the stage from any seat, enjoy a celebration of mid-week madness and escape from Thanksgiving and Black Friday worries.
Wed, Nov, 30. 8PM. $5. Mission Tobacco Lounge, 3630 University Ave., Riverside, (951) 682-4427; www.missiontobaccolounge.com.