Following the exhibition Seismic Shift which spans photography from the ’40s to the ’70s comes the aptly named Aftershock. Continuing landscape photography of the west from the ’80s until now, this exhibition views the deconstruction of western living. It’s not surprising to see images such as a dried-up, manmade lake that was to accompany a now-failed resort. See the western landscape take itself back from the holds of humans.
Thurs, Nov. 17. 12PM. UCR/California Museum of Photography, 3824 Main St., Riverside, (951) 784-3686; www.cmp.ucr.edu.
SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ
You can hardly watch a movie (older or modern) without hearing one of the famous tunes from lyricists Leiber and Stoller. Not familiar? Try “Hound Dog” or “Jailhouse Rock.” It’s truly heartwarming to know that future generations will still listen to these classics just as we can now with this musical versus looking back on Ke$ha or Justin Beiber as symbols of a lost age.
Fri, Nov. 18. 8PM. $60-$85.00. Fox Performing Arts Center, 3801 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, (951) 779-9800; www.foxriversidelive.com.
In 2004, Guttermouth was dismissed from the Warped Tour for supposedly ridiculing other performing bands and for mocking the anti-Bush sentiments of the touring groups. Vocalist Mark Adkins was arrested on stage in Canada for indecent exposure, causing the band to be banned from the country for over a year. Yet, despite their peccadilloes, Guttermouth’s musical career spans over 20 years, and it probably has a cult following of equally brash-mouthed rebels that practice impudence like Mel Gibson.
Sat, Nov. 19. Stingers Bar and Nightclub, 194 W. Club Center Dr.,
San Bernardino, (909) 872-0308; www.stingersbarandnightclub.com. 8PM.
Christian music has far surpassed the stereotypical genre of soft rock. There are even a few Christian rap artists out there: The More You Know! This tour is finally making its way to the west side, entertaining with a total of seven different musicians. Even if you think it’s not your thing, the tickets are only $10 a piece so you can’t complain that you’ve nothing to do Sunday night.
Sun, Nov. 20. 6PM. $10. Citizens Business Bank Arena, 4000 E Ontario Center Pkwy., Ontario, (909) 244-5500; www.cbbankarena.com; www.jamtour.com..
A new gallery exhibit has arrived; it’s less than a week old and ready for viewing. This group show featuring multiple artists have been arranged and curated by Seth Pringle, a man who has helped out with numerous Inland Empire exhibits from Bunny Gunner in Pomona to the First Street Gallery in Claremont. This exhibit will push the dreams and aspirations of these artists to a new creative limit and beyond.
Mon, Nov. 21. Riverside Arts Project, 3639 Riverside Plaza Dr. #508, Riverside, (951) 683-1066; www.shopriversideplaza.com.
Over the years we’ve seen The Beatles resurrected so many times that I almost think they’re still alive and kickin’. Their musical spirit has spanned the ages despite assassination and cancer ridden cells, leaving us at the annual rebirth of their songs and life events. This “Classic Mystery Tour” embodies the music of everything Beatles. Why? Because we simply cannot Let it Be (right, like you didn’t see that one coming).
Tues, Nov. 22. 8PM. $55-$95. McCallum Theatre. 73000 Fred Waring Dr., Palm Desert, (760) 340-2787. www.mccallumtheatre.com.
FESTIVAL OF TREES
It’s the time of year when people forget to buy gifts earlier and retailers started playing Christmas music about a week ago. But nothing really says Christmas like a ton of lights decorating a tree that would otherwise not be very attractive. At the Festival of Trees you get just that: the right start to another great Christmas holiday by seeing creative decor and donating to the Riverside County Regional Medical Center Foundation.
Wed, Nov, 23. 9AM-4PM. Free. Riverside Convention Center, 3443 Orange St., Riverside, (951) 486-4213; www.rcrmfoundation.org; www.riversidecvb.com.