The 7 Day Stretch

Posted December 8, 2011 in The 7 Day Stretch

Thurs /12/8


Cedric isn’t called “The Entertainer” for nothing; he’s been in the comedy business for quite a while. Not only has he won a few prestigious comedy awards, one of which was alongside the late Bernie Mac, but he’s been in countless films as well. Hell, he even voiced Maurice the aye-aye in that Madagascar movie.  From Big Momma’s House to a renowned King of Comedy, you don’t want to miss out Cedric’s entertainment skills.

Thurs, Dec. 8.  6:30PM. $40-$60. San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino, 777 San Manuel Blvd., Highland, (800) 359-2464;

Fri /12/9 


For some people Christmas doesn’t really start until they hear a few traditional Christmas tunes. The holiday isn’t complete without Frank Sinatra or Michael Jackson tunes but as for the most relaxing, down to earth holiday music? Well, Dave Koz and his trusty saxophone sidekick will get you into the Christmas spirit right away with an awesome night of jazz and holiday spirit themed music: Smooth Jazz Christmas.

Fri, Dec. 9. 8PM. $50-$65. Pechanga Resort & Casino, 45000 Pechanga Pkwy., Temecula, (951) 693-1819;



If you’re looking for an urban playground for snowboarders and other powder-lovin‘ daredevils, check out the Red Bull Plaza at Bear Mountain. The city-like plaza includes hand rails, marble ledges, jersey barriers and chain-link fences—all in the name of freestyle freedom. The “snow park” will open to the public on Saturday.

Sat, Dec. 10. Red Bull Plaza public opening at Bear Mountain (off Chair 9 on the run formerly known as Street Scene), 880 Summit Blvd., Big Bear Lake, (909) 866-5766;

Sun /12/11


Join the Circle City Chorale group whose upcoming performance will offer multiple holiday tunes that are both secular and religious in nature.  Although this group has been together for less than a year, the singers alongside artistic director Angela Rosser strive to bring quality music to the IE. Throughout the year they’ve performed various songs from Broadway show tunes to folk, all with the goal of providing entertainment and inspiration.

Sun, Dec. 11. 4PM. $10. First Baptist Church of Corona, 155 W. 8th St., Corona,  (951)737-2762;;

Mon /12/12 


This group referred to as only “DOT” is actually a dedicated assembly of both alumni and current students from Cal State San Bernardino who want to showcase the very best of their photography program. The exhibition displays photographic passion and varies between multiple different themes and creative images. Check out this exploration of self expression today!

Mon, Dec. 12. Thru Jan. 7. NY Delight, 310 S. Thomas St., Pomona, (909) 868-6518;; 

Tues /12/13


Nancy Macko’s mother was diagnosed with dementia and quickly began to show signs of drastic memory loss. Although difficult for Macko, as an artist she has collected multiple digital prints that visually exhibit memory loss between her mother’s better and worse days. We feel for you, Nancy; dealing with memory loss with loved ones can be tough, but this exhibit won’t be something you’ll forget.

Tues, Dec. 13. 11AM. Thru Jan 7.  Andi Campognone Projects, 300 W. 2ndSt., Pomona, (909) 629-4500;

Wed /12/14


This will be an evening full of new experiences and rockin‘ music. On one hand, you’ll be granted listening rights to the tunes of The Truffles, Desert Family, Midnight Dream and The Calicos live. On the other hand, if you’re interested in bands networking the old-school way, then bring a mixtape and exchange it with another band’s tape: networking at its best.

Wed, Dec. 14. 9PM. Free. Mission Tobacco Lounge, 3630 University Ave., Riverside, (951) 682-4427;;


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